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I use a plastic crate for my extinguisher +... 68,417 Views / 420 Replies  
I use a plastic crate for my extinguisher + jumpers + wiper fluid, etc. Keeps them all in the same place, and doesn't wander around too much. In theory, the crate could be strapped in place. Bonus -...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've seen better ones. Cloth, with a picture... 22,704 Views / 574 Replies  
I've seen better ones. Cloth, with a picture printed on it. No plastic to restrict breathing.
...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If it's plastic, there isn't much cloth to breath... 22,704 Views / 574 Replies  
If it's plastic, there isn't much cloth to breath through.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Recall that after Apple settled with Qualcomm,... 3,185 Views / 168 Replies  
Recall that after Apple settled with Qualcomm, Intel sold its competing modem-chip business. To Apple. We haven't heard anything since.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 14, 2020 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I lack any inside info on the nVidia drivers... 1,077 Views / 7 Replies  
I lack any inside info on the nVidia drivers subject, and do not own an RTX card to experiment with. Pity - apparently nVidia wanted to release those drivers. Enough that they developed card firmware...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2020 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
The last transition, we went from limited-market... 3,185 Views / 168 Replies  
The last transition, we went from limited-market PPC chips and custom motherboards to industry-dominant x86 chips + custom motherboards. Apple talked about increased performance, and prices went up....
Posted by reader50, on Jul 11, 2020 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The driver died... 22,704 Views / 574 Replies  
The driver died (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/10/philippe-monguillot-french-bus-driver-dies-following-attack-passengers-refused-wear-masks) the rest of the way. It sounds like the...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 11, 2020 at 01:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Investments (banks, trusts, etc) issue 1099 forms... 45,410 Views / 326 Replies  
Investments (banks, trusts, etc) issue 1099 forms to report their income, which get included in tax returns. If he itemizes (likely to obtain the lowest tax) the forms will include a lot about his...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those socialist face-mask rules are a real... 22,704 Views / 574 Replies  
Those socialist face-mask rules are a real infringement on life. In France, a commie bus driver has been murdered...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2020 at 03:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
MacRumors news post... 1,077 Views / 7 Replies  
MacRumors news post (https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/01/nvidia-comment-on-macos-mojave-drivers/), November 2018.

So nVidia had drivers waiting for Apple to sign as of late 2018.

Gizmodo post...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 7, 2020 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Last I heard, available thunderbolt cards were... 1,077 Views / 7 Replies  
Last I heard, available thunderbolt cards were only so-so compatible. I haven't tried any. NVME cards are supposed to be better, but I don't have any sticks for one.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2020 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone played around with OpenCore? 1,077 Views / 7 Replies  
So I got tired of being stuck at Mojave 10.14.3 due to the sleep crashing & audio glitching introduced with 10.14.4+; this meant no security updates, which are only offered for 10.14.6 or Catalina.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
So it has Catalina, which by default splits off a... 184 Views / 3 Replies  
So it has Catalina, which by default splits off a separate system volume. In an APFS container, within a RAID0 SSD.

Too much abstraction - I'd simplify to troubleshoot. The trash can will boot...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
-- if you're not using a VPN When visiting a... 357 Views / 2 Replies  
-- if you're not using a VPN
When visiting a non-encrypted site or service, they can theoretically see everything. If they bought the hardware & software to do so.
When visiting via HTTPS (or other...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
PC graphics cards (with rare exceptions) remain... 477 Views / 7 Replies  
PC graphics cards (with rare exceptions) remain blank during boot. On all monitors. Until late in the boot process, when the high-level drivers finish loading.

Doc's iMac shows boot graphics....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remember the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma? The... 399,735 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Remember the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma? The one that only a few thousand showed up for? It appears some Darwin Awards are called for.

Washington Post story...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Surface area matters for heat dissipation.... 3,185 Views / 168 Replies  
Surface area matters for heat dissipation. Shrinking the cases further will have minimal effect because the height is already small. While the top/bottom area can't change much due to the screen.
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Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2020 at 02:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any chance the donor card is a flashed PC card,... 477 Views / 7 Replies  
Any chance the donor card is a flashed PC card, rather than an original? A poor flash job could explain that.

I use dual monitors at home, and macOS tends to display the apple logo on the menu-bar...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 22, 2020 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro... 399,735 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) has been doing it all along. Holding rallies, shaking hands, hugging supporters - and not wearing a mask. Brazil is rapidly catching up to...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump has since denied he did the firing. Barr... 533 Views / 7 Replies  
Trump has since denied he did the firing. Barr doesn't have the authority to fire him. So either:

A) Trump fired him, then lied to the press.

B) Trump told the truth. Wow. Barr lied about the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2020 at 11:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The California governor has ordered mandatory... 22,704 Views / 574 Replies  
The California governor has ordered mandatory mask use in public places. We've also seen a slow-but-steady increase in daily cases. Which have reached about 4K per day.

If he follows past...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2020 at 05:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cars already have a right-to-repair.... 3,185 Views / 168 Replies  
Cars already have a right-to-repair. Manufacturers cannot withhold parts or service manuals. Nor void warranty if something gets repaired elsewhere. This has driven a healthy market of generic...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2020 at 11:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never owned a Drobo, but other NAS companies... 619 Views / 3 Replies  
I've never owned a Drobo, but other NAS companies have some of that. Synology or QNAP list which models are intercompatible, where you can swap drives. Though you usually have to keep the drives in...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Garrett Rolfe has been charged... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
Garrett Rolfe has been charged (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jun/17/rayshard-brooks-charges-atlanta-police-officer-garrett-rolfe), along with his buddy. The key evidence was the stun...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2020 at 07:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer who... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy's, was involved...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2020 at 04:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Definitely on the fence. Suspect punched two... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
Definitely on the fence.

Suspect punched two officers, dragging them to the ground. Then aimed a weapon back at them while running, and seemingly fired. If so, he fired first.

I'm white, and...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2020 at 12:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have mixed feelings on the drive-up shooting... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
I have mixed feelings on the drive-up shooting after watching the video. And it's unhelpful the video cut away without letting us see the shots.
The cops sounded reasonable during the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2020 at 01:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
macOS click-through. Where clicking on a... 68,417 Views / 420 Replies  
macOS click-through. Where clicking on a background window not only brings it to the front, but registers the click through to the app.

Whenever you do it, your cursor jumps to the click location....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2020 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OAW, it sounds like you could use a real desktop... 3,185 Views / 168 Replies  
OAW, it sounds like you could use a real desktop for that much WFH. With the external monitor pushing the GPU + extensive CPU loads ... maybe a modern 13" MBP can handle it.

I just tested my 2011...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd rather Apple transitioned to AMD. Standard... 3,185 Views / 168 Replies  
I'd rather Apple transitioned to AMD. Standard CPU sockets, that you can buy upgrades for in the future. With a strong roadmap.

Apple's penchant for proprietary hardware has about done it for me....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dust. Doesn't just settle on the floor, where... 68,417 Views / 420 Replies  
Dust. Doesn't just settle on the floor, where it's easy to clean up. It seems attracted to everywhere you don't want it. Keyboard, screen, heat sinks, other internal components. Wherever it will do...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2020 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do the reinstall. Cloning from an app in El... 1,881 Views / 1 Replies  
Do the reinstall. Cloning from an app in El Capitan may be untested for an OS9 install.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2020 at 02:28 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The other three appeared in court today... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
The other three appeared in court today...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2020 at 08:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) had his... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) had his charges updated to 2nd degree murder...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2020 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Her eyes seem normal. With the big sunglasses... 1,481 Views / 8 Replies  
Her eyes seem normal. With the big sunglasses last time, I was wondering if there was a shiner. So maybe she just likes sunglasses.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2020 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A bit of nonsense seemed called for. We have... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
A bit of nonsense seemed called for. We have largely unaccountable police committing murders for years (this entire thread as evidence). No one is supposed to be deprived of their life without due...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 2, 2020 at 02:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed. We're in a global crisis, and churches... 22,704 Views / 574 Replies  
Agreed. We're in a global crisis, and churches were not singled out. It should not have been a 5-4 vote. Per the 1st Amendment:

Relevant parts shown. People can still assemble, even in large...
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2020 at 11:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree that with guns as expensive as they are,... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
I agree that with guns as expensive as they are, whites likely own more per-capita than blacks. So cops feel safer skipping politeness and going for max violence vs blacks. But taking away guns not...
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2020 at 07:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm buying it that the looters are a distinct... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
I'm buying it that the looters are a distinct group from protesters, with minimal overlap. The protesters want policy changes, while the looters want to stir the pot. And/or score some cheap...
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2020 at 03:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Recovery partitions do not show in Startup Disk... 1,616 Views / 7 Replies  
Recovery partitions do not show in Startup Disk pref pane. I do see them in the firmware boot selector.
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 05:58 PM, in macOS
iPartition could clone the OS9 driver partition... 322 Views / 4 Replies  
iPartition could clone the OS9 driver partition across. Though you'd want it in the usual position at the beginning.

That said, I'd reformat and re-clone as the simplest choice.
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 05:55 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) has been... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) has been arrested...
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 02:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn't want to be in those 4 (former)... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
I wouldn't want to be in those 4 (former) officers' shoes normally. But right now, especially not. Commit a convincing-looking murder. Do it on camera, from multiple angles. In front of a ton of...
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 02:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm on Mojave, and "classic view" has been... 1,864 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm on Mojave, and "classic view" has been present for a long time. If you're on Catalina, then Apple may have sold us classic users down the river.
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2020 at 05:55 PM, in Applications
To have the power to lie, without anyone pointing... 1,064 Views / 12 Replies  
To have the power to lie, without anyone pointing it out. And if someone does point out the lie, the liar the reporter must be slapped down.

Because only the King can always be right.
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You're viewing with Organize by Conversation,... 1,864 Views / 7 Replies  
You're viewing with Organize by Conversation, which groups related emails. That's probably why the Received By column is missing, as groups have divergent arrival dates. I've avoided the...
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2020 at 01:32 PM, in Applications
Doc, are you using an odd Mail view? I use the... 1,864 Views / 7 Replies  
Doc, are you using an odd Mail view? I use the classic view I'm used to, dating back to the PPC days. In the mails pane, I click on the column header for Date Received. It sorts just fine.

If...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2020 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
Based on incidents like this continuing to... 51,052 Views / 383 Replies  
Based on incidents like this continuing to happen, the most reasonable guess is they were happening all along. And police body cams haven't helped much, due to turn-offs and departments that only...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2020 at 12:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When I want recovery partitions for multiple OS... 1,616 Views / 7 Replies  
When I want recovery partitions for multiple OS versions on a single drive, I use iPartition to clone the recovery partition in question from a source drive.

Coriolis Systems...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2020 at 07:00 PM, in macOS
Here mostly. Apple has a feedback form used for... 974 Views / 12 Replies  
Here mostly. Apple has a feedback form used for bug reports. But no standard way to protest policies. I support the Right To Repair movement, and will vote for it should we get it on the ballot here...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in macOS
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