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Hobby Lobby... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Hobby Lobby (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobby_Lobby) isn't just about crafts supplies. Recall, they fund antiquities smuggling, trying to buy early Bible artifacts for the founder's private...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How did we get here? Two night-shift police... 272,757 Views / 1,157 Replies  
How did we get here? Two night-shift police officers securing a water facility were actually passing the time in a hidden room, with padlocked door. Due to a "radio malfunction" (not reading the...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 1, 2020 at 05:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A well-educated county commissioner in Kansas... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
A well-educated county commissioner in Kansas (https://themercury.com/news/rodriguez-blames-the-chinese-draws-rebuke-from-reddi/article_4ea74d2e-778b-57ad-b4b9-90b68a3c9a21.html).

While some...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 1, 2020 at 02:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Visited the local hardware store today. First... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Visited the local hardware store today. First time in a couple weeks. And things have changed. There are two lines outside, and only 3 people are allowed in per building. You wait until someone exits...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
3M 8511... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
3M 8511 (https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Particulate-Respirator-8511-N95-80-EA-Case/?N=5002385+3294780243&rt=rud) Note the exhaust port on the front. It's a plastic flap,...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 28, 2020 at 03:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Glenn, about the masks. I have an unopened box or... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Glenn, about the masks. I have an unopened box or two of masks, restocked last year, long before COVID-19 showed up.

They're N95, but they're particulate masks with exhaust port, not surgical...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in CA, I'm not particularly worried. Our... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Here in CA, I'm not particularly worried. Our governor reacted early in the curve, with the first shelter-at-home order. And laid in extra hospital capacity. I'm hoping the curve flattens enough that...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 26, 2020 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'll bet those deodorant bottles tasted like... 272,757 Views / 1,157 Replies  
I'll bet those deodorant bottles tasted like plastic.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 26, 2020 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've bought N95 particulate masks (non-surgical)... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I've bought N95 particulate masks (non-surgical) from Amazon before, in 10-packs. For carpentry and other dirty work. I've seen singles as card-stock in hardware stores, and the local hardware store...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 25, 2020 at 08:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Guardian has posted pictures... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
The Guardian has posted pictures (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/trump-press-conferences-social-distancing-world-leaders) comparing Trump's recent press conferences to those of other...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 25, 2020 at 04:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Donut shops might still deliver. Restaurants in... 4,630 Views / 42 Replies  
Donut shops might still deliver. Restaurants in CA can be open with delivery (or drive-thru), and most donut shops have dining rooms. Which technically makes them restaurants.

Edit: at least one...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I interpret the public-vs-masks debate... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I interpret the public-vs-masks debate differently. They're asking the public not to do the TP thing - don't buy them all up, so no one else can get any.

Hospitals actually need surgical masks,...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2020 at 11:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Guardian story... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Guardian story (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-america-donald-trump-crisis) on why the US is having trouble dealing with COVID-19. It includes the first confirmation I've...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2020 at 08:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Italy death toll is now approx double that of... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
The Italy death toll is now approx double that of China. It should pass that mark today.

Italy: 6,077 deaths, with ~4K new cases per day.
China: 3,153 deaths, with ~0 new cases per day.

The...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 23, 2020 at 02:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't have insight on how to reach everyone.... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I don't have insight on how to reach everyone. But local government revenue depends on local economic activity. As payments are intended to keep the economy alive through the lockdowns, I'd expect...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 22, 2020 at 04:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Video cards will often go higher than their... 389 Views / 3 Replies  
Video cards will often go higher than their rating, though with lower refresh rates. My old Radeon 5870 was rated to 2560x1600. In fact, it would do 3840x2160 @ 30Hz. You'd have to check with someone...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 20, 2020 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm seeing a mostly-normal spam mix. Drug spam... 272,757 Views / 1,157 Replies  
I'm seeing a mostly-normal spam mix. Drug spam may be up a little. No TP offers for $5/roll yet. The spammers are behind the curve.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 20, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: You are correct, I used the wrong term. I meant... 969 Views / 28 Replies  
You are correct, I used the wrong term. I meant the CV joint, with large ball bearings in it.

My first car was a used 1980 Civic. It blew a few CV joints in the half shafts. If the boot failed,...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 20, 2020 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Ah, halfshaft on a FWD car. Specifically, one of... 969 Views / 28 Replies  
Ah, halfshaft on a FWD car. Specifically, one of the ball joints failed. For some reason, I was picturing a solid axle breaking.

They'll swap it for a new or rebuilt halfshaft, and relieve you of...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 20, 2020 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Normal work so far. No reported cases nearby yet.... 969 Views / 28 Replies  
Normal work so far. No reported cases nearby yet.

Edit: California has issued a stay-at-home order for people in nonessential employment. Looks like it's work-at-home, or emergencies. Or food...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 19, 2020 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ports: 2x thunderbolt (USB-C), headphone jack. ... 647 Views / 5 Replies  
Ports: 2x thunderbolt (USB-C), headphone jack.
SSD still proprietary. No mention of upgrades, which likely means solder.
RAM apparently soldered down. No mention of upgrades.

We won't have...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 19, 2020 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I suppose business will pick up again for the... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I suppose business will pick up again for the unofficial farmers and sellers.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 17, 2020 at 09:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I went back to the store (an Albertsons) this... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I went back to the store (an Albertsons) this afternoon. Got the urge for frozen pizza, and was curious about the store conditions. There were a lot of people inside, though only a minority had full...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 16, 2020 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
None of us here are doctors that I know of. I pay... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
None of us here are doctors that I know of. I pay more attention to what doctors say, vs officials. Politicians are particularly prone to lying in my opinion.

Here's what The Guardian says...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 16, 2020 at 01:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Have you gotten all the shots with the kids?... 27,841 Views / 301 Replies  
Have you gotten all the shots with the kids? Growth spurts can mess up later productions, or force lots of reshoots.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 15, 2020 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like the US cases will ramp up next week... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Looks like the US cases will ramp up next week (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/coronavirus-us-hopsitals-healthcare-andy-slavitt). Lack of testing means it's likely circulating widely,...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 14, 2020 at 08:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just checked two nearby papers. They're not... 151,555 Views / 626 Replies  
Just checked two nearby papers. They're not drumming up paper subs yet. To not only support local news, but also personal insurance. A small paper supply delivered daily to your door.

This is how...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 14, 2020 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Visited the store today. Everything was in stock,... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Visited the store today. Everything was in stock, except the TP. That section was completely cleaned out, even the horrible 1-ply rolls. A good deal of the paper towels had been sold. I hope people...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 13, 2020 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Things won't shut down for a year. They're trying... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Things won't shut down for a year. They're trying to slow down the infection rate, let testing catch up. Testing capacity in the US is badly behind, apparently because someone chose to develop our...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 13, 2020 at 01:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've been relying more on WHO statements ever... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I've been relying more on WHO statements ever since the administration muzzled the CDC. Medical info from experts should not be routed through a politician's office for approval. The CDC should be in...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 12, 2020 at 12:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No one knows. Many colds decrease in summer, but... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
No one knows. Many colds decrease in summer, but no one knows why. It's currently summer in the southern hemisphere, but Australia/Africa/South America are reporting cases.

An approved vaccine...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 11, 2020 at 05:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Stocking ahead on TP looks to be a misfire. The... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Stocking ahead on TP looks to be a misfire. The Ars article linked above, gives a breakdown of symptoms in people:

88 percent had a fever
68 percent had a dry cough
38 percent had...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 11, 2020 at 03:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's good that people are responding seriously... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
It's good that people are responding seriously instead of trying to play it down.

I'm continuing to update the current figures in the 3rd post. While China has almost whipped it, the rest of the...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 11, 2020 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Simple calculations suggest a high... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
Simple calculations suggest a high (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_outbreak#Deaths) mortality rate of 3% or higher. But that is against the confirmed cases. Most people...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 7, 2020 at 11:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In recent news, Obama (administration) is to... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
In recent news, Obama (administration) is to blame for the test kit shortage in the US. Trump himself (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/04/donald-trump-obama-administration-coronavirus)...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 7, 2020 at 03:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was in my local hardware store on thursday.... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
I was in my local hardware store on thursday. They're rationing breathing masks, maximum 5 per customer. Yesterday, I was in a nearby Lowes, and they're seeing runs on masks too. Both stores are...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 7, 2020 at 02:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Beware of cherry-picked studies. People have a... 804 Views / 10 Replies  
Beware of cherry-picked studies. People have a wide range of responses to drugs. If you pick three examples with positive outcomes, you will conclude a drug is highly beneficial. Not because it is...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 7, 2020 at 03:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is an ancient invention, still used in some... 668 Views / 12 Replies  
There is an ancient invention, still used in some parts of the world, that allows a person to walk through walls. I've used this one myself, it works pretty good.

Separately, flush toilets are...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 4, 2020 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't see the problem with a special prosecutor... 2,869 Views / 66 Replies  
I don't see the problem with a special prosecutor when a President is suspected of wrongdoing. As the Prez is above the Justice Department, any regular prosecutor would be investigating one of their...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 4, 2020 at 01:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That looks expensive. 93,246 Views / 537 Replies  
That looks expensive.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 3, 2020 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
WHO situation dashboard... 5,280 Views / 273 Replies  
WHO situation dashboard (https://www.who.int/redirect-pages/page/novel-coronavirus-(covid-19)-situation-dashboard)
Johns Hopkins situation dashboard...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 1, 2020 at 02:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
e-voting should require end-to-end encryption.... 2,869 Views / 66 Replies  
e-voting should require end-to-end encryption. And open-source the code and hardware, so everyone can audit it.

Existing machines are closed-source. Most audits find dumpster-fire security...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 28, 2020 at 03:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I already bought it. The thread title made that... 1,655 Views / 9 Replies  
I already bought it. The thread title made that obvious. But feel free to buy one yourself. I'm sure they're available in Pakistan.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 28, 2020 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hunter, did you put drugs in your coffee? Those... 8,278 Views / 94 Replies  
Hunter, did you put drugs in your coffee? Those are unusual sights outside your windows. Do you see them often?
Posted by reader50, on Feb 28, 2020 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A thief in Los Angeles steals a dead body... 272,757 Views / 1,157 Replies  
A thief in Los Angeles steals a dead body (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/27/hearse-with-body-stolen-los-angeles-chase). He/she/they actually stole the hearse it was in, but that still...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 28, 2020 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hear, hear. People need to vote. In my opinion,... 2,869 Views / 66 Replies  
Hear, hear. People need to vote. In my opinion, if someone does not vote, they shouldn't complain about the results of that election.

It would require a modification of the 1st Amendment, but it...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 28, 2020 at 12:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't have traditional TV, but was visiting a... 1,033 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't have traditional TV, but was visiting a house with cable today. Familiar-sounding Peloton ad ran. Looks like it's not just YouTube - treadmills for everyone.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 24, 2020 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Treadmills. Lots and lots of treadmills. 1,033 Views / 4 Replies  
Must be that time of year. When people are doing post-holiday resolutions. So - nonstop treadmill ads on YouTube. NordicTrack and Peloton, often back-to-back. Multiple times per video.

Anyone else...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 23, 2020 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't come up with an angle on this. In 2016,... 6,408 Views / 60 Replies  
I haven't come up with an angle on this. In 2016, Russia supported Sanders to weaken Hillary. Which didn't make sense either - polling suggested Sanders would have won against Trump in 2016. Hillary...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 23, 2020 at 02:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When Boot Camp would not help, I tried externals... 1,655 Views / 9 Replies  
When Boot Camp would not help, I tried externals first. Win10 would not boot from USB or FW in my tests. That's why I ended up giving it an internal drive.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 17, 2020 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
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