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Good thing that bush ultimately held them all... 55,254 Views / 432 Replies  
Good thing that bush ultimately held them all back. Could have gotten ugly.
Posted by reader50, on Today at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mojave installer converts a drive to APFS. The... 2,682 Views / 20 Replies  
Mojave installer converts a drive to APFS. The patched installer does not, and Mojave still works ok under HFS+. Main problem is Software Update will not provide updates if you use HFS+. At least,...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Friday goodness. Every once in awhile, XKCD... 5,302 Views / 35 Replies  
Friday goodness. Every once in awhile, XKCD really works for me.

Latest CAPTCHA on machine learning:

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/machine_learning_captcha.png (https://xkcd.com/2228/)

Be...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 15, 2019 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll hold my opinion for the iFixit teardown.... 24,120 Views / 224 Replies  
I'll hold my opinion for the iFixit teardown. What I'd like to see is internal expansion: standard plug-in storage, standard plug-in RAM, and a battery that isn't glued in. Available pictures are not...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 13, 2019 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Something solid needs to reach the ground. That... 318 Views / 8 Replies  
Something solid needs to reach the ground. That you can pick up and gain super powers.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2019 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Older apps that won't get updated. Like games, or... 14,059 Views / 101 Replies  
Older apps that won't get updated. Like games, or non-subscription pro tools. Or app versions before they migrated to the app store.

I haven't tried Catalina, so not sure. I know screen-reading...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty much in the same boat, though I'm... 14,059 Views / 101 Replies  
I'm pretty much in the same boat, though I'm stopped at Mojave. Using 2009-2011 hardware. With me, it's expansion and user control. We've discussed expansion before. On control, extra security can be...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2019 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To my knowledge, all USB cards are affected. It's... 1,682 Views / 26 Replies  
To my knowledge, all USB cards are affected. It's a timing issue - Apple could fix it, by making macOS allow more time for externals to remount after sleep. Just as they do for network drives.

I...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2019 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never owned one, but did service a friend's... 395 Views / 6 Replies  
I've never owned one, but did service a friend's Mac a few months ago. His magic mouse worked perfectly - except the right click didn't work. After consulting iFixit, you can't take this mouse apart....
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2019 at 01:33 PM, in Marketplace
You can safely ignore those error messages. ... 1,682 Views / 26 Replies  
You can safely ignore those error messages.

During sleep, power is turned off to the PCIe buss. Upon waking up, the card has to reboot. Then spin up and offer the connected drives. Most spinning...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2019 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Certainly underrated as an acid solution. Don't... 5,593 Views / 26 Replies  
Certainly underrated as an acid solution. Don't use it to clean change. It does a good job turning dimes into pennies.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those who oppose impeachment are finally making a... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Those who oppose impeachment are finally making a move. Death threats (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/08/fiona-hill-testimony-death-threats-impeachment) against Fiona Hill, Marie...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 08:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They did a server migration on us without advance... 24,115 Views / 317 Replies  
They did a server migration on us without advance warning. The new server was missing an image library, so I temp-fixed the broken image with green stars.

Fixed now. Though post caches might take...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Were those tests run on the Win box? (eliminating... 1,682 Views / 26 Replies  
Were those tests run on the Win box? (eliminating the network connections)

Beware that the top 2 are both sequential 1 MB transfer tests. HDs do well on sequential. While the bottom 2 are both...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 02:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps what you really need is a different... 24,115 Views / 317 Replies  
Perhaps what you really need is a different dealer. Or a good independent repair shop.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2019 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gordon Sondland has revised... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Gordon Sondland has revised (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/05/trump-impeachment-sondland-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-latest) his testimony. He now remembers a quid pro quo shaping up.

...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2019 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Alexander Vindman testified... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Alexander Vindman testified (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/army-officer-listened-trump-ukraine-call-voiced-concerns-191029132731657.html) this week. He's the first person to testify who...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2019 at 04:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The patch enables booting from an APFS volume. To... 2,682 Views / 20 Replies  
The patch enables booting from an APFS volume. To see if it works, attach an APFS drive with HS or Mojave or Catalina. Then hold Option, and see if that volume appears in the firmware boot selector....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 29, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As nothing replaced it, and it still works on... 24,120 Views / 224 Replies  
As nothing replaced it, and it still works on graphics - suggests this is a bug. Try reporting (https://bugreport.apple.com) it.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 29, 2019 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mine auto-updated to v70.0 - text in titlebar as... 922 Views / 3 Replies  
Mine auto-updated to v70.0 - text in titlebar as normal.

Not a fan of the new icon. Is that supposed to be a world in runaway greenhouse? FF icons just keep getting worse.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 28, 2019 at 01:05 PM, in Applications
Where is the Greatness? 402 Views / 8 Replies  
President Trump ran on the promise to Make America Great Again (MAGA). After the first year, I'd expect it to be solidly started. He's had almost 3/4 of a full term to get it done. With both houses...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 27, 2019 at 05:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Let's pull for the rule of law. Developments... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Let's pull for the rule of law.

Developments so far support abuse of authority and contempt of Congress. With hints of obstruction of justice. Those were the 3 charges Nixon faced when he...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 27, 2019 at 12:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yep, gotta remove stencils before the paint... 11,971 Views / 212 Replies  
Yep, gotta remove stencils before the paint dries. But I didn't think of that in advance either - I rarely use stencils.

I assume the TOYS box will be sex toys, monster dolls, itch powder, hand...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 26, 2019 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the digest, I'd wondered what the... 4,272 Views / 80 Replies  
Thanks for the digest, I'd wondered what the details looked like on the new plan. And election gaming in the mix. Gotta say, it feels familiar.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 26, 2019 at 01:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I assume you used actual candy bars, keeping the... 11,971 Views / 212 Replies  
I assume you used actual candy bars, keeping the silver inner wrappers. Then supplied new outer wrappers. A laser printer with glossy thin paper could make those.

Congrats on them. You could have...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 24, 2019 at 10:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While addressing fans in Pittsburgh, Trump gave... 22,759 Views / 297 Replies  
While addressing fans in Pittsburgh, Trump gave an update (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/24/trump-colorado-wall-awkward-not-a-border-state) on the Wall.

Trouble is, Colorado is not...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 24, 2019 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Quite a few developments. Hearings have... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Quite a few developments. Hearings have continued. It appears officials are ignoring Trump's illegal order to ignore Congressional subpoenas.

Bill Taylor's testimony lasted nearly 10 hours, and...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 24, 2019 at 03:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You need a fine steel wire, to work through the... 11,971 Views / 212 Replies  
You need a fine steel wire, to work through the spray hole. Such strands often come off buffing wheels. Or you can swipe one from a wire brush. Clamp strand in a small vice-grip, and work through the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2019 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Because they're really OS updates. ie - they will... 1,646 Views / 6 Replies  
Because they're really OS updates. ie - they will lock you out of your computer, same as official OS updates. Until they're done.

You do want security updates. But you'll want manual control over...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2019 at 12:41 AM, in macOS
Better uncheck the "system data files and... 1,646 Views / 6 Replies  
Better uncheck the "system data files and security updates" too. Security updates are really OS updates.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 19, 2019 at 11:43 PM, in macOS
macOS tells me what the update is, before I click... 1,646 Views / 6 Replies  
macOS tells me what the update is, before I click [Update]. OS updates always lock you out for a time. App updates, or feature updates (Safari, iTunes, Remote Desktop) may want a reboot after, but do...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 19, 2019 at 04:59 PM, in macOS
There are other possibilities. Like that guy... 144,010 Views / 946 Replies  
There are other possibilities. Like that guy siphoning gas from police cars. Or he now buys kerosene for his personal helicopter.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try a 2nd repair shop. I'd have suggested... 24,115 Views / 317 Replies  
Try a 2nd repair shop. I'd have suggested electronics cleaner too. Maybe he just didn't want to risk nuking the phone. Oh, and you can try Rossman repair (https://rossmanngroup.com/), for actual...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Rick Perry... 17,507 Views / 203 Replies  
Rick Perry (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/trump-energy-secretary-perry-resigning-year-191017224933652.html) (energy secretary) is OUT (sometime before end of year).

Reportedly Perry...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 17, 2019 at 09:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think it was around $4.50 in CA when I filled... 144,010 Views / 946 Replies  
I think it was around $4.50 in CA when I filled up a week ago. Arco, not Chevron. Around here, Chevrons add 50ยข to each gallon, so you know you're paying for a quality name.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 17, 2019 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect "revoking privileges" is the first step... 940 Views / 4 Replies  
I suspect "revoking privileges" is the first step of the investigation. Not the last step. And payment details (or even a price) are missing from the story. Presumably that's a main focus of the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 17, 2019 at 02:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Buying the Bible 940 Views / 4 Replies  
If you've ever wondered what happened to some of those early archeology fragments. Or yearned to own a piece yourself. Well, your questions are answered. Just contact a prestigious Oxford professor,...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 16, 2019 at 05:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with your read. Light turned red, truck... 10,280 Views / 95 Replies  
I agree with your read. Light turned red, truck was already in intersection (and signalling) so proceeded to complete turn. SUV blew the red in left lane, then avoided truck. Definitely worth the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 15, 2019 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm probably going to skip it. If you do want... 718 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm probably going to skip it. If you do want Catalina, the Ars review (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/macos-10-15-catalina-the-ars-technica-review/) recommends waiting until x.1 or x.2 for...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2019 at 08:50 PM, in macOS
You left out repeatedly yelling "Stop Resisting"... 21,137 Views / 279 Replies  
You left out repeatedly yelling "Stop Resisting" for the microphones. While any camera they missed shows nothing of the sort.

My personal favorite is an arrest solely for resisting arrest.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2019 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The latter. Car is bumped, camera turns on,... 10,280 Views / 95 Replies  
The latter. Car is bumped, camera turns on, watches dude removing your car battery. (uncommon)

More common: camera turns on, watches cat on your hood.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, you forgot your customary audio... 10,280 Views / 95 Replies  
subego, you forgot your customary audio commentary.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2019 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Record your camera angles & distances. If you can... 11,971 Views / 212 Replies  
Record your camera angles & distances. If you can avoid damaging it (so stays identical), open it in your green-screen studio later. Open and go through in post.

Or go through it on-site, then...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2019 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't do it. Get bits from a hardware store,... 11,971 Views / 212 Replies  
Don't do it. Get bits from a hardware store, neighbor, or trade something to neighbor. Wood has a way of splitting, and you need fastening good enough to hold it upright while being operated.
...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2019 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fox News (!) published a poll... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Fox News (!) published a poll (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-record-support-for-trump-impeachment) yesterday of registered voters.


This suggests 55% favor impeachment in the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2019 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Houston, we have a problem. Trump isn't... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
Houston, we have a problem.

Trump isn't claiming executive privilege to resist some subpoenas. He's denying Congressional subpoenas as a block. Unless he is granted assorted things the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 9, 2019 at 07:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Same here - my media drive kept messing Time... 1,682 Views / 26 Replies  
Same here - my media drive kept messing Time Machine up. Every once in awhile, it decided to copy my media volume all over again. Requiring my TM volume to be big enough to take at least 2 full...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 9, 2019 at 02:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That, or get a 10TB. You could also throw an... 1,682 Views / 26 Replies  
That, or get a 10TB. You could also throw an online backup service into the mix, if your upload bandwidth allows. If paranoid (and online backup not an option) buy 2x 8TB or 2x 10TB and use RAID1.
...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2019 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a quirk of the US income tax system. You're... 3,219 Views / 61 Replies  
It's a quirk of the US income tax system. You're required to report all income, and sign your tax return (under penalty of perjury) that you've reported everything correctly. But there's also the 5th...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2019 at 01:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I use RAID when I have to, for larger volumes... 1,682 Views / 26 Replies  
I use RAID when I have to, for larger volumes than are possible with single drives. Or where that drive size does exist, but at silly prices. ie - 16 TB today (and 14TB when they were introduced)...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2019 at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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