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I knew a guy with a Cosworth Vega. God, that... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
I knew a guy with a Cosworth Vega. God, that thing was fun. They probably wish they still had it. From what I understand, they're pretty collectable now.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 06:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, man. I just had the craziest... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
Oh, man. I just had the craziest flashback...Trying on bellbottoms down at the mall...Driving home in my mom’s Gremlin...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm curious as to whether the neighborhood... 92,888 Views / 579 Replies  
I'm curious as to whether the neighborhood residents/HOA pay for road maintenance, pothole repair, repaving, etc. or are all taxpayers footing the bill for upkeep on this private drive?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 11:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Word :thumbsup: 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
Word :thumbsup:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 17, 2019 at 07:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s being reported... 17,948 Views / 283 Replies  
It’s being reported (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/climate/trump-california-emissions-waiver.html) that Trump plans on revoking California’s EPA emissions waiver that allows the state to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 17, 2019 at 07:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had to get a new, semi-decent pair of pants... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
I had to get a new, semi-decent pair of pants this week. I pretty much live my life in jeans and a tee, so shopping for real clothes in general is a foreign concept to me. WTF is with every damned...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 17, 2019 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s even less likely than Individual-1 getting... 18,618 Views / 284 Replies  
That’s even less likely than Individual-1 getting impeached, and I give that next to no chance.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 16, 2019 at 06:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Which makes me wonder how he had anything left to... 45,144 Views / 394 Replies  
Which makes me wonder how he had anything left to injure after practicing that move.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 16, 2019 at 07:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So, the acting head of Customs and Border... 17,948 Views / 283 Replies  
So, the acting head of Customs and Border Protection said Monday that refugees from the Bahamas were welcome under Temporary Protected Status in the US. Trump then contradicted them and declared that...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 11, 2019 at 05:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Down goes Bolton. Or, maybe Bolton took... 14,581 Views / 200 Replies  
Down goes Bolton.
Or, maybe Bolton took himself out? The twitter war hasn’t resolved itself as yet.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 10, 2019 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Speaking as a former kid who regularly had to... 120,005 Views / 865 Replies  
Speaking as a former kid who regularly had to ride back in those seats, I’d advise against it. Exhaust fumes had a way of seeping back into that area. You’d get out of the car a little woozy,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 10, 2019 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I get those “almost my number” calls all the... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
I get those “almost my number” calls all the time. I just ignore them. Anyone who might be calling me is in my contacts.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 9, 2019 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My granddaughter is 19 months old and has already... 120,005 Views / 865 Replies  
My granddaughter is 19 months old and has already outgrown the rear-facing carseat. Boy-howdy, was she overjoyed to be facing forward.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 9, 2019 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve started getting spam texts on my phone. They... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
I’ve started getting spam texts on my phone. They appear to be legit texts that have been accidentally mis-sent to your number. That’s annoying. But, they’re occasionally entertaining. The one I got...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 7, 2019 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
BMW paints a car with Vantablack.... 120,005 Views / 865 Replies  
BMW paints a car with Vantablack. (https://www.fastcompany.com/90396527/the-first-car-painted-with-the-worlds-blackest-black-is-deeply-unsettling)
I'd really love to see this thing in-person.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 2, 2019 at 08:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iOS hit by 0day hackers for two years 502 Views / 2 Replies  
This does not sound good. (https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/08/armed-with-ios-0days-hackers-indiscriminately-infected-iphones-for-two-years/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 31, 2019 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can he enact “emergency” orders? Like ordering... 1,308 Views / 54 Replies  
Can he enact “emergency” orders? Like ordering the bombing of Iran, or deporting all Muslims, or somesuch craziness?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 29, 2019 at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just how much unilateral power can the PM wield?... 1,308 Views / 54 Replies  
Just how much unilateral power can the PM wield? Is there anything like a constitutional check on him, or is he free to do whatever he so desires?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 29, 2019 at 05:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Boris Johnson vs The Queen and Parliament 1,308 Views / 54 Replies  
Meanwhile in the UK, Boris Johnson has requested the queen suspend Parliament.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 28, 2019 at 07:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Policing is a hard job... :shake: 16,176 Views / 243 Replies  
Policing is a hard job...
:shake:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 27, 2019 at 03:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Roku 1,196 Views / 22 Replies  
Roku
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 26, 2019 at 10:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump administration proposal to radically... 17,948 Views / 283 Replies  
Trump administration proposal to radically re-write anti-discrimination employment laws for federal contractors....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 18, 2019 at 01:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Fundraising for your school football team while... 16,176 Views / 243 Replies  
Fundraising for your school football team while black. (https://time.com/5653286/arkansas-teens-football-fundraising-held-gunpoint/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 17, 2019 at 02:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently, Ring had its own "snoop on your... 3,901 Views / 41 Replies  
Apparently, Ring had its own "snoop on your neighbors for swag" program (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne8wqx/ring-told-people-to-snitch-on-their-neighbors-in-exchange-for-free-stuff) running...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 13, 2019 at 08:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen cops and fire trucks do that. If they... 7,847 Views / 76 Replies  
I’ve seen cops and fire trucks do that. If they can’t get through using the proper lanes, they gotta do something.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 12, 2019 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. Definitely will look better once it’s... 4,347 Views / 27 Replies  
Nice. Definitely will look better once it’s lowered. It looks like it’s up on tip-toes right now.

My neighbor across the alley from me showed up with the carcass of a 1980 mk1 VW Cabriolet. It’s...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 12, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd watch the hell out of a Jouneys of Shepherd... 20,272 Views / 300 Replies  
I'd watch the hell out of a Jouneys of Shepherd Book series.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, it started almost immediately. In some of the... 196,347 Views / 2,453 Replies  
Oh, it started almost immediately. In some of the darker corners, it's an absolute "fact" that the Clintons are behind Epstein's "suicide."
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That popcorn butter film builds up over time. 2,018 Views / 1 Replies  
That popcorn butter film builds up over time.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Who had “Epstein dies while in custody” in the... 196,347 Views / 2,453 Replies  
Who had “Epstein dies while in custody” in the raffle?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 10, 2019 at 03:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This will end well.... 17,948 Views / 283 Replies  
This will end well. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/trump-admin-reportedly-drafting-order-to-counter-social-media-bias/) :rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2019 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, gods...GIMP. Don't get me started. I've been... 8,059 Views / 158 Replies  
Oh, gods...GIMP. Don't get me started. I've been excitedly told by so many geeks over the years I should switch to GIMP because 'it's just like Photoshop, only free!' The perplexed looks I get when I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The point here is, Ring cameras point outward... 3,901 Views / 41 Replies  
The point here is, Ring cameras point outward from the user's home. That is, it's watching the comings and goings at your house across the street. There's also the part where LEOs are essentially...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ars Technica provides further details on Ring/LEO... 3,901 Views / 41 Replies  
Ars Technica provides further details on Ring/LEO partnerships. It's worse than you think....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 8, 2019 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To Me. It’s on Netflix. Stars Christina... 20,272 Views / 300 Replies  
To Me. It’s on Netflix. Stars Christina Applegate.
I loved Dead Like Me, too.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 6, 2019 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I find I have to pick and choose episodes when it... 20,272 Views / 300 Replies  
I find I have to pick and choose episodes when it comes to Black Mirror. Some episodes are really great. Others pretty lame. Haven’t watched the new series yet.

We just finished up Dead to Me. It...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 5, 2019 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And, now we have at least 9 dead in Dayton. 49,847 Views / 515 Replies  
And, now we have at least 9 dead in Dayton.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 4, 2019 at 08:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Because they're easily identifiable as members of... 49,847 Views / 515 Replies  
Because they're easily identifiable as members of a racial/religious/ethnic group that the shooter sees as an enemy?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 4, 2019 at 08:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
19 dead in an El Paso Wal*Mart today.... 49,847 Views / 515 Replies  
19 dead in an El Paso Wal*Mart today. Surprisingly, the shooter was taken alive.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 3, 2019 at 06:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:rolleyes: 102,144 Views / 936 Replies  
:rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 2, 2019 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pfft. That's nothing. My doc wants me to go see... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
Pfft. That's nothing. My doc wants me to go see an allergist for tests. The soonest I can get in to see one (who's in-network, of course) is October 8.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 2, 2019 at 06:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suppose this is a bit more than a minor... 14,523 Views / 242 Replies  
I suppose this is a bit more than a minor irritant...

We sometimes use the Minute Clinic in a local CVS for minor issues that need addressed in a more timely manner than waiting a week for an...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like a passed ball to me. Hope the runners... 45,144 Views / 394 Replies  
Looks like a passed ball to me. Hope the runners advanced.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 31, 2019 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, if I had a nickel for every time the words... 8,059 Views / 158 Replies  
Oh, if I had a nickel for every time the words “godammit, adobe” passed my lips, I could buy the company, take it out behind the barn, and put it out of our misery.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Gaslighting... 22,029 Views / 159 Replies  
Gaslighting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 27, 2019 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heh. We were traveling last weekend and were... 22,029 Views / 159 Replies  
Heh. We were traveling last weekend and were using GPS occasionally. Every time we went in a direction other than what GPS wanted us to go, the tone of the voice saying “Recalculating” sounded highly...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 27, 2019 at 08:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump gets pranked.... 196,347 Views / 2,453 Replies  
Trump gets pranked. (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-speech-in-front-of-presidential-seal-with-russian-eagle-2019-7)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What can $1 billion buy these days? 1,661 Views / 0 Replies  
Apparently, Intel’s 5g smartphone modem business. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/apple-acquires-intels-5g-smartphone-modem-business-for-1-billion/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 25, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There's no refueling in F1. 120,005 Views / 865 Replies  
There's no refueling in F1.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 25, 2019 at 07:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, remember that WWI wasn't brought about by... 3,329 Views / 50 Replies  
Well, remember that WWI wasn't brought about by the rise of fascism or any other such regime. It was largely brought about by a tangle of alliances and royal relationships that were toppled like...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 23, 2019 at 07:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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