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So, holy shit, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago today. 1,584,983 Views / 3,497 Replies  
So, holy shit, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago today.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 10:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That oops happened in your backyard, subego.... 453,898 Views / 995 Replies  
That oops happened in your backyard, subego. Quatar Airways Cargo 777 at O’Hare, two days ago. It’s official status is “Parked.” :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 7, 2022 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Current conditions... Sunny. Temp:90 Heat... 322,294 Views / 503 Replies  
Current conditions...
Sunny.
Temp:90
Heat index:100
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 6, 2022 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$3.67 last night out on the interstate, and in... 6,558 Views / 117 Replies  
$3.67 last night out on the interstate, and in every town around us. At home, though, it’s still something like $4.14, which is making a lot of people scratch their heads and ask “why?” I suppose the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, hell, no. It’s not illegal. It’s done all the... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
Oh, hell, no. It’s not illegal. It’s done all the time throughout the US.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 4, 2022 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Kansas voters, yesterday, rejected a proposition... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
Kansas voters, yesterday, rejected a proposition to amend the state constitution to outlaw abortion....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 3, 2022 at 07:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a friend from India who never, ever drank... 120,651 Views / 333 Replies  
I had a friend from India who never, ever drank cold drinks, not even cold water. Always piping hot tea or coffee, even in the most sweltering of heat waves.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 2, 2022 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Lt. Uhura 369 Views / 2 Replies  
Nichelle Nichols has passed away. (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/07/star-trek-icon-nichelle-nichols-dead-at-89/) She was 89.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 31, 2022 at 09:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a huge one. A good foot or more thick. 453,898 Views / 995 Replies  
There’s a huge one. A good foot or more thick.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 28, 2022 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno. There’s “intent=you’re doing it wrong”... 453,898 Views / 995 Replies  
I dunno. There’s “intent=you’re doing it wrong” or “intent=hey y’all, watch this!” This was more a case of “intent=accepted part of learning the craft”. I’m not sure the latter should be included in...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 28, 2022 at 07:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not so much a “woops” as it is a normal... 453,898 Views / 995 Replies  
That’s not so much a “woops” as it is a normal part of gymnastics training.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 27, 2022 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I recall, Adobe made 5.5 a... 484 Views / 12 Replies  
If I recall, Adobe made 5.5 a priced-like-a-full-version update to 5.0, and not the usual included point version update. I opted to skip it, for cash-flow reasons.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 26, 2022 at 07:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is only the BBC tv series. Period. 1,761 Views / 32 Replies  
There is only the BBC tv series. Period.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 24, 2022 at 09:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No. But it is an exercise in senseless bloody... 187,302 Views / 510 Replies  
No. But it is an exercise in senseless bloody violence.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 23, 2022 at 11:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m just throwing this in here because it doesn’t... 16,025 Views / 97 Replies  
I’m just throwing this in here because it doesn’t really fit anywhere else, and it does tickle my little used-to-be-a-marketing-bot brain.

I think it’s bloody brilliant for Pedialyte to recast...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 23, 2022 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's just over 300GB left on the drive. Not... 484 Views / 12 Replies  
There's just over 300GB left on the drive. Not sure that's enough to do a partition and still have enough free space left to keep things running adequately fast. I'm also not sure I want to go to all...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 22, 2022 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A brief history of ornithopters.... 1,761 Views / 32 Replies  
A brief history of ornithopters. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s operational. I use Adobe CS5, specifically... 484 Views / 12 Replies  
It’s operational. I use Adobe CS5, specifically Illustrator and Pshop. From what I have come to understand, Illustrator especially starts acting a little wobbly in MacOS above 10.9. It’s a late-2009...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 22, 2022 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to say, I believe my iMac is stuck on 10.9. 484 Views / 12 Replies  
Sorry to say, I believe my iMac is stuck on 10.9.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 21, 2022 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably. But the iMac can’t run anything close... 484 Views / 12 Replies  
Probably. But the iMac can’t run anything close to the latest version of that, either. As for the iPad, Chrome in iOS is just Webkit under the hood, right?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 21, 2022 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Testing Google Meet? 484 Views / 12 Replies  
Is there a way to test whether Google Meet works on any of my rather ancient devices? I have doctor appointment in August, and their intake meeting is done remotely on Google Meet. I already tried...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 21, 2022 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re just simple hoosier folk down here, not... 16,025 Views / 97 Replies  
We’re just simple hoosier folk down here, not some highfallutin’ Chicago lah-de-dahs.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We went to the county 4H fair last Saturday,... 16,025 Views / 97 Replies  
We went to the county 4H fair last Saturday, because our granddaughter wanted to see all the animals. I hadn’t been to a fair of any sort in a long time, so, hey, why not?

It was fun watching the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it makes you feel any better, the crowd... 648 Views / 15 Replies  
If it makes you feel any better, the crowd standing in the way of healthcare for all would also gladly zero-out NASAs budget, if they thought they could get away with it.

The difference is NASA is...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The House passed a bill yesterday protecting... 288,238 Views / 1,000 Replies  
The House passed a bill yesterday protecting marriage equality, and 47 Republicans voted with the majority. It’s nice to see Congress attempting to get out in front of what will almost certainly be a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 10:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean how everything we experience is a... 1,156 Views / 30 Replies  
You mean how everything we experience is a memory? Because, once you get past the delays of light and sound to get from the event to our sensory inputs, there’s also a real, measurable delay in...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 15, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good question. I’m not at it right now, so I’ll... 757 Views / 6 Replies  
Good question. I’m not at it right now, so I’ll check tomorrow. I kind of doubt it, though. It’s a late-2009 iMac, and the OS is at least four versions behind. Maybe five.

That link definitely...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
No. But the nature of time and our experience of... 1,156 Views / 30 Replies  
No. But the nature of time and our experience of reality is a big favorite topic of mine in sci-fi.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2022 at 04:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, she ended up going with a refurbed SE (2020)... 873 Views / 9 Replies  
So, she ended up going with a refurbed SE (2020) from the same place she got her 6s way back when. Seems like a nice phone. The setup was kind of spooky, the way the new phone tells you to sit it...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2022 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What are you guys talking about? 1,156 Views / 30 Replies  
What are you guys talking about?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks! I believe I have Dropbox on my work... 757 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks! I believe I have Dropbox on my work computer. If not, I can just put them in a public folder on my website :thumbsup::
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 04:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Lord no. I’m perpetually stuck at CS5. Old... 757 Views / 6 Replies  
Lord no. I’m perpetually stuck at CS5. Old computer=old software. On the upside, I’m not paying Adobe a monthly tithe.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 02:36 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Upscaling images? 757 Views / 6 Replies  
Does anyone here happen to have (or have access to) software that does non-destructive upscaling of images? And would be willing to help a brother out?

I've noticed a lot of people posting images...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 09:46 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Note the “2 Light Years” measure in the Carina... 648 Views / 15 Replies  
Note the “2 Light Years” measure in the Carina Nebula pic. And the pic is a small detail of the nebula.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2022 at 06:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Carina Nebula ... 648 Views / 15 Replies  
Carina Nebula

https://stsci-opo.org/STScI-01G7N9A6934R1WRWBJY1ZXB98B.png
High rez. (https://stsci-opo.org/STScI-01G7N991NKMT1QM4913CYEE6NA.png)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2022 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Second pic. The Southern Ring Nebula. ... 648 Views / 15 Replies  
Second pic. The Southern Ring Nebula.

https://stsci-opo.org/STScI-01G79RF5F5TPZJSDT3Y640XNQ1.png

High-rez (https://stsci-opo.org/STScI-01G79R51118N21AAZ9MZ8XWWQ6.png).

Website....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2022 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First Webb pics are being released this week! 648 Views / 15 Replies  
NASA is releasing the first pics from the JWST this week. First up, a deep field image that reveals a bit of gravitational lensing. The imaging area covered is roughly equal to the area covered by a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2022 at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve started using oatmilk or a oat-coconut milk... 120,651 Views / 333 Replies  
I’ve started using oatmilk or a oat-coconut milk blend in my morning coffee, instead of half-n-half. It’s good.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 11, 2022 at 08:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oreo, has there been any thinking along the lines... 423 Views / 12 Replies  
Oreo, has there been any thinking along the lines that the shooter represents a far more conservative/right wing movement in Japan? Similar to how the right has moved further and further to the right...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 9, 2022 at 08:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol: :thumbsup: 401,943 Views / 1,018 Replies  
:lol: :thumbsup:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Instacart’s latest commercial uses No Diggedy as... 401,943 Views / 1,018 Replies  
Instacart’s latest commercial uses No Diggedy as the music. I mean, did no one at either the ad agency or Instacart listen to the lyrics? I’m guessing they heard the lyric “i got to bag it up” and...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2022 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The danger of license plate readers in post-Roe... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
The danger of license plate readers in post-Roe america (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/07/the-danger-of-license-plate-readers-in-post-roe-america/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2022 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jumped in time: A Philosophy Thread 1,156 Views / 30 Replies  
A truly weird, and concerning, thing happened to me over the weekend. Sorry if this goes long. It’s still a little hard to describe.

We were visiting friends up in the northern lake area of the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2022 at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A rogue time-warp apparently struck our mailbox... 859,099 Views / 1,252 Replies  
A rogue time-warp apparently struck our mailbox yesterday. I found an actual Yellow Pages inside.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2022 at 07:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As Ohio restricts abortions, 10-year-old girl... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
As Ohio restricts abortions, 10-year-old girl travels to Indiana for procedure. (https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/2022/07/01/ohio-girl-10-among-patients-going-indiana-abortion/7788415001/)
No...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 2, 2022 at 04:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the official COVID stance now is “let’s... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
I think the official COVID stance now is “let’s not do anything that will get those Trumpists riled-up, cause those assholes are gonna kill somebody”
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 2, 2022 at 08:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sites that refuse to give me the desktop version... 401,943 Views / 1,018 Replies  
Sites that refuse to give me the desktop version of the site and force me to use the crap mobile version, even though I’m using an iPad with a large screen. You can bang on the Request Desktop Site...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 30, 2022 at 10:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Alabama cites SCOTUS Roe ruling in urging federal... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
Alabama cites SCOTUS Roe ruling in urging federal court to let state ban trans health care. (https://www.axios.com/2022/06/28/alabama-roe-supreme-court-block-trans-health-care)
This shit isn’t going...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2022 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had the same impression/assumption. 873 Views / 9 Replies  
I had the same impression/assumption.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FWIW, republican leadership have been seriously... 1,933 Views / 101 Replies  
FWIW, republican leadership have been seriously talking about killing the fillibuster in order to get federal anti-abortion laws passed, should they take control of the senate.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2022 at 06:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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