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The current round of flooding is massively beyond... 7,793 Views / 254 Replies  
The current round of flooding is massively beyond what has been experienced there in decades, perhaps in generations. I know people with family in that area; neighborhoods OUTSIDE of any recognized...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 11:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not just any whore house. The "Chicken Ranch." ... 7,793 Views / 254 Replies  
Not just any whore house. The "Chicken Ranch." Apparently it was a pretty popular place "back in the day."

La Grange, Texas is a very sleepy little town. It was just a wide spot on the road...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 15, 2016 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perfect illustration! 2,228 Views / 100 Replies  
Perfect illustration!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 2, 2016 at 06:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is on my iPad without any sort of ad... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
This is on my iPad without any sort of ad blocking. But today I'm getting Home Depot paint ads again - and they're still expanding beyond the space allotted to them.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2016 at 06:41 PM, in Feedback
I'm getting zero banners now. Did Activia give... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm getting zero banners now. Did Activia give up?
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2016 at 07:59 PM, in Feedback
I miss tooki, among others. I am NOT going... 1,317 Views / 62 Replies  
I miss tooki, among others.

I am NOT going to start the "Official Thread of People We Wish We Could Forget," nor will I participate in it. I'm working on that forgetting part...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 26, 2016 at 06:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And Activia (in Spanish for me, for some reason)... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
And Activia (in Spanish for me, for some reason) still takes 125% of the allotted space...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 26, 2016 at 06:31 PM, in Feedback
I've been so busy this past week, I haven't been... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
I've been so busy this past week, I haven't been able to stop in at all until today. I'd like to say that I think asking a lot of these questions is VERY important. And that my own take on this is...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2016 at 09:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Activia no longer thinks I need help, but The... 2,228 Views / 100 Replies  
Activia no longer thinks I need help, but The Home Depot apparently disdains the color of my walls... But at least Home Depot isn't bouncing my screen anymore. YAYYYYYY!

Issues with funding will...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2016 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The major issue here is funding. Throw money at... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
The major issue here is funding. Throw money at a scientific organization, and scientists are assigned to do the research the money is linked to. And often with the slant that the funding source...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you separate out "inner city" violence, you... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
If you separate out "inner city" violence, you can see that there is a very concentrated problem within inner cities. You will also see that most of that problem is related to drugs, usually either...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm getting at the fact that legal blindness does... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
I'm getting at the fact that legal blindness does not mean the same thing to everyone, and that the subject isn't as (excuse the pun) black and white as it might seem.

My point was that with the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2016 at 05:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's one: why are most school buses built on... 7,793 Views / 254 Replies  
Here's one: why are most school buses built on truck chassis? That makes them heavy, slow, inefficient, and prone to rolling. City buses seem to be just fine with low ground clearance and low...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2016 at 05:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The definition of "legally blind" does NOT mean... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
The definition of "legally blind" does NOT mean "unable to see well enough" for many things. The US definition is "with correction, no better than 20/200". That's pretty bad, but when you consider...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Eliminating "inner city" data would essentially... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
Eliminating "inner city" data would essentially remove most "drug related crimes committed with guns." Which could demonstrate how severe the drug crime problem is, and why the DRUG PROBLEM must be...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How many intentional homicides, gun or otherwise?... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
How many intentional homicides, gun or otherwise? And what about the restrictions on the number of knives one can buy? "I want to buy a knife set as a housewarming gift." "Sorry, you can only buy...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2016 at 10:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nope. It's about how so many people want to... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
Nope. It's about how so many people want to institute draconian restrictions right now without even considering whether their knee-jerk ideas of bans and confiscation might not actually work - let...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sadly, and tragically, this is the real crux of... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
Sadly, and tragically, this is the real crux of the matter. Pols on one side don't want more control, they want a wedge and a lever. Pols on the other side don't want all the rules to go away, they...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If it's gone to a court, it's NOT confidential,... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
If it's gone to a court, it's NOT confidential, it's part of public - though typically confidential - record. Many states routinely provide "individual was committed to a hospital for psychiatric...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So MP Jo Cox is gunned down by a political... 2,969 Views / 314 Replies  
So MP Jo Cox is gunned down by a political extremist. In England, where it's almost impossible for anyone to get a firearm. How well did the gun control laws work there?

Background checks for...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 17, 2016 at 09:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Child, indentured servant, whatever... :D 522 Views / 8 Replies  
Child, indentured servant, whatever... :D
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 17, 2016 at 09:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not so tasty to me. I was completely free of... 4,465 Views / 52 Replies  
Not so tasty to me.

I was completely free of giant banners for about a week. Alas, that wee has passed into the void and now I have big banners again, currently for paint at Home Depot.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 13, 2016 at 09:05 PM, in Feedback
You can always donate an unused iPod to a nursing... 522 Views / 8 Replies  
You can always donate an unused iPod to a nursing home. They'll put old fashioned music on them and use them to help the residents stay entertained.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 13, 2016 at 08:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yup. That's exactly what I mean. 569 Views / 24 Replies  
Yup. That's exactly what I mean.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 10, 2016 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is true. But when has cheese been made with... 569 Views / 24 Replies  
This is true. But when has cheese been made with gluten - and been labeled "100% real cheese"? Gluten has been used in a lot of products to thicken them, but not (ever, as far as I can tell) a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 8, 2016 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From the number of clearly un-grain-related... 569 Views / 24 Replies  
From the number of clearly un-grain-related things I've found labeled "gluten free," I think they're hoping most people are too stupid to not know that gluten isn't like typhus or anthrax. 'Cause...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 7, 2016 at 07:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. Keep people fussing about something... 453 Views / 30 Replies  
Yep. Keep people fussing about something trivial, and they won't ask hard questions or demand difficult answers. To me, the more a campaign puts out fluff, the more they're trying to hide.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 5, 2016 at 02:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What about iPad Airs? I'm comfortably running... 542 Views / 8 Replies  
What about iPad Airs? I'm comfortably running 9.3.1 without any issues, and the iPad is getting agressive in wanting me to upgrade to 9.3.2...
Posted by ghporter, on May 29, 2016 at 09:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Microgramma was per the Tech Manual, but AFTER... 758 Views / 26 Replies  
Microgramma was per the Tech Manual, but AFTER the series. Eurostile is similar to the "Navy Bold" (I don't know the actual name of the font) used in TOS. Microgramma "evolved" the look a little,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2016 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even clearer. I took a glance at the markup for... 906 Views / 18 Replies  
Even clearer. I took a glance at the markup for just some basic calculus stuff, and I see your point with razor clarity! You need to see the rendering to see what you wrote an that lets you also...
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2016 at 05:31 PM, in iPhone Apps
Ah. I'd misunderstood. Is it a particularly... 760 Views / 9 Replies  
Ah. I'd misunderstood. Is it a particularly long path, or is the box just too tiny? (I'm on my iPad right now, or I'd play with it myself.)
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2016 at 05:29 PM, in Mac OS X
"Moisture! Moisture! I need MOISTURE!!!"... 7,125 Views / 331 Replies  
"Moisture! Moisture! I need MOISTURE!!!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rziexyFlIo)

That, and the part where he says he transplanted a celery heart into the one character...
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Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can figure out the logistics with a notepad and... 785 Views / 19 Replies  
I can figure out the logistics with a notepad and a ginger ale. It's implementing the logistics. Finding an airfield that's big enough, with all the elbow room you'd need to take an airplane apart,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 08:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A crowd organized to harass a small group of... 1,744 Views / 118 Replies  
A crowd organized to harass a small group of people is something different from some loudmouth spouting filth and idiocy; the loudmouth is easy to ignore, but a wall of "people" with mob behavior?...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 07:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Activia still seems to know more about my... 12,300 Views / 226 Replies  
Activia still seems to know more about my digestion than I do...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 07:51 PM, in Feedback
Excellent point, Waragainstsleep. The MBP may... 630 Views / 6 Replies  
Excellent point, Waragainstsleep. The MBP may have enough "compromise" settings from earlier (or from trying to get the TW router to work) that it's slowed down by those compromises. Bad DNS is one...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 07:50 PM, in Networking
Oreo, I see your need. You're not really sharing... 906 Views / 18 Replies  
Oreo, I see your need. You're not really sharing PDFs for collaboration as much as making sure your documents render correctly via PDF. Obviously simply sharing the PDFs via some cloud or other...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 07:43 PM, in iPhone Apps
If any part of the path is invisible, the path... 760 Views / 9 Replies  
If any part of the path is invisible, the path won't be shown, including any folders in that path. So your files may be perfectly visible, but they may be a couple levels down from a system folder...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 07:38 PM, in Mac OS X
I plan to do a wired update. Later... I'm in no... 600 Views / 9 Replies  
I plan to do a wired update. Later... I'm in no big rush for what this update is supposed to do, and I certainly don't want to rush into anything that might brick my iPad.
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2016 at 07:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Lost in Space was fun for me when I was 7. It... 7,125 Views / 331 Replies  
Lost in Space was fun for me when I was 7. It was cartoonish, but with enough gee whiz that it kept my little pea brain interested. The stories were pretty much aimed at my age group then - and I...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't they know already? ;) No pop... 12,300 Views / 226 Replies  
Don't they know already?


;)

No pop ups for me lately, but apparently I still need a BIG ad to remind me to eat Activia so I won't, well... You know...


:D
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 05:15 PM, in Feedback
I only expect to manually back up (as an extra,... 1,304 Views / 48 Replies  
I only expect to manually back up (as an extra, not primary) those items that really, really mean a lot to me. Like I said, extra-important photos and documents are about it. Unfortunately (at the...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 05:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend... 1,744 Views / 118 Replies  
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". Evelyn Beatrice Hall, NOT Voltaire. That's part one of "freedom of speech." Part two is "harden the f*** up"...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's an interesting concept, but not terribly... 785 Views / 19 Replies  
That's an interesting concept, but not terribly feasible - unless you have a HUGE infrastructure that includes armies of trained aircraft technicians (and of course surgeons who have absolutely no...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Factory reset your original router. Not just... 630 Views / 6 Replies  
Factory reset your original router. Not just "unplug and wait a while," but the whole shebang. Read here (http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-140.html) for how to do it. You want the router to be...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 10:23 AM, in Networking
Why do you share/collaborate using PDFs? Do you... 906 Views / 18 Replies  
Why do you share/collaborate using PDFs? Do you use incompatible editors/word processors?
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 10:17 AM, in iPhone Apps
I am planning to get an external BluRay burner in... 1,304 Views / 48 Replies  
I am planning to get an external BluRay burner in the next year or two, and backing up a ton of stuff to BluRay. I will be transitioning several generations of old data - some of it actually still...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2016 at 10:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, not yet. Hopefully the business office is... 4,465 Views / 52 Replies  
Yeah, not yet. Hopefully the business office is actively pursuing this issue.

Hey, guys! What about an advertiser boycott? I can write slogans, and I'm pretty sure someone here knows music and...
Posted by ghporter, on May 13, 2016 at 08:33 PM, in Feedback
Why did you put the synthetic in the car at the... 792 Views / 26 Replies  
Why did you put the synthetic in the car at the last oil change? It is (still) more expensive than "conventional" oil, but it has advantages like much better control of content (as in no sulfur,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2016 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
MacNN sells ad space with specific size and... 4,465 Views / 52 Replies  
MacNN sells ad space with specific size and (prohibited) "feature" requirements to an aggregator/wholesaler. Ag/Whole sells views/opportunities to individual advertisers (or to another...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2016 at 09:07 PM, in Feedback
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