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My parents' Downloads folder is basically: ... 149 Views / 7 Replies  
My parents' Downloads folder is basically:

Flash Installer.dmg
Flash Installer (1).dmg
Flash Installer (2).dmg
Flash Installer (3).dmg
Flash Installer (4).dmg
Flash Installer (5).dmg
Flash...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/77... 241 Views / 5 Replies  
https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/774b321a342f47a8b86067e988d3c898-0.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's the carrot he can dangle out in front of... 44,484 Views / 307 Replies  
It's the carrot he can dangle out in front of evangelicals, a button he can push when he needs to drum up support (see: Church/bible photo-op in the midst of riots).

It helps rally evangelicals...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 30, 2020 at 07:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I saw claims that T_D hadn't had any new posts... 392,195 Views / 2,516 Replies  
I saw claims that T_D hadn't had any new posts for months so this was basically like shooting a corpse. Apparently they're all at their new site (not sure what that is), and that new site is...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 29, 2020 at 05:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sub'd. 386 Views / 5 Replies  
Sub'd.
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 24, 2020 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He cheated and used his strong hand this time... 392,195 Views / 2,516 Replies  
He cheated and used his strong hand this time instead of texting it for help like he did last time.

https://tenor.com/vZvE.gif
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 22, 2020 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's the first time he's actually looked human.... 392,195 Views / 2,516 Replies  
It's the first time he's actually looked human. Just a dude tired after a long-ass day of traveling and flying and talking. Give a smile, give a thumbs up, trudge inside to go to bed. It's the most...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 22, 2020 at 09:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Is there some kind of checksum you can look at... 20,617 Views / 554 Replies  
Is there some kind of checksum you can look at before downloading that tells you the compiled app and source code are the same?
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 19, 2020 at 04:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sushi restaurants I've been to will usually have... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
Sushi restaurants I've been to will usually have decent rice, served like an ice cream scoop with toasted sesame seeds on top. I'll eat that plain.

We also finally ditched the boxed instant rice a...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 19, 2020 at 08:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The last couple dishes we've made with rice... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
The last couple dishes we've made with rice involve putting a bunch of stuff in the skillet together and letting it simmer so the rice can cook - one is just chicken thighs, a jar of mango salsa, and...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 19, 2020 at 08:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
10 is still that way. Sure you can open the... 2,311 Views / 141 Replies  
10 is still that way. Sure you can open the "Windows Settings" pane but if you actually want to get any real info or make any real changes, you have to dig down until you find the old control panel...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 19, 2020 at 08:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My other consideration is that we'll be pouring... 13,273 Views / 126 Replies  
My other consideration is that we'll be pouring into it from a fixed tap instead of a kettle. So to evenly distribute the water, the whole pour-over assembly gets swished around instead of just...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We ditched our Keurig a while back and went to... 13,273 Views / 126 Replies  
We ditched our Keurig a while back and went to buying grounds and doing a French press. Wife likes it a lot better, but we're looking for easier cleanup. She mentioned being interested in pour-over,...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 18, 2020 at 08:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Staying silent on the hundreds of cases and... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
Staying silent on the hundreds of cases and hundreds of years of violence, then only choosing to speak up at times like this says a lot about you.
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
👌 ... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
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Posted by Laminar, on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's another irritating Windows glitch. Say I'm... 67,067 Views / 403 Replies  
Here's another irritating Windows glitch. Say I'm on my laptop away from my desk hosting a meeting and displaying a Powerpoint. Meeting's finished, so I stop the WebEx, return to my desk, plug in the...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 15, 2020 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One of the (the only?) food bloggers I follow... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
One of the (the only?) food bloggers I follow (https://iowagirleats.com/) nearly always cooks rice in chicken broth instead of water, it's something that I've started doing as well. It's reeeally...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 15, 2020 at 08:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Similarly, Windows and focus-follows-cursor... 67,067 Views / 403 Replies  
Similarly, Windows and focus-follows-cursor scrolling. On Win7 I had a utility installed that forced the mouse to scroll whatever window it was hovering over, not necessarily the window currently at...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 15, 2020 at 08:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Many of us have lived through the 68k-PPC... 2,311 Views / 141 Replies  
Many of us have lived through the 68k-PPC transition, then the PPC-Intel transition where they killed off Rosetta after 5 years, and now we're seeing Apple ditching support for all 32-bit apps....
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 10, 2020 at 08:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay so now there's just no music on my phone.... 753 Views / 4 Replies  
Okay so now there's just no music on my phone. All of the songs that used to be on there are still listed, but grayed out. If I try and play something it tells me, "This song is not available in your...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 8, 2020 at 08:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't get music on iPhone 753 Views / 4 Replies  
Is this what it's like to be old and useless?

For years and years and years I've used smart playlists to sync music to my iPhone. A few months ago I dumped a whole bunch of mp3s in a smart...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 6, 2020 at 10:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
BTW it's my lock screen image now, it's a cool... 752 Views / 5 Replies  
BTW it's my lock screen image now, it's a cool photo.
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 5, 2020 at 08:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
TL;DW: The original image was posted in ProPhoto... 752 Views / 5 Replies  
TL;DW: The original image was posted in ProPhoto RGB color space. Android supports sRGB and converts other color spaces to sRGB to display. In the process of converting this photo to sRGB, the...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 5, 2020 at 08:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A bit late, but here's a root beer float. ... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
A bit late, but here's a root beer float.

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IMG_9927-450x600.jpg

We got into the habit of adding food coloring to the ice cream as we mixed...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 4, 2020 at 11:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://chainsawsuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/0... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
https://chainsawsuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/20160707_allhousesredux.png
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 4, 2020 at 09:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Our cable internet was out for a few hours... 751 Views / 2 Replies  
Our cable internet was out for a few hours Tuesday and again for a few hours Wednesday. Frustrating for wife trying to work from home. Probably Soros-funded.
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 4, 2020 at 08:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think that's ironic, I think that's by... 1,428 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't think that's ironic, I think that's by design. Evangelicals, especially ones that lean fundamentalist/literalist, love authoritarianism. They've been trained to reason in circles around any...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 3, 2020 at 02:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think that's a helpful drum to keep... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
I don't think that's a helpful drum to keep beating. Whether 1% or 95% of the violence and destruction was triggered by these rumored outside actors, it reeks of conspiracy theories and overshadows...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Those with an ounce of empathy and a smidge of... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
Those with an ounce of empathy and a smidge of historical perspective will have the ability to understand what's happening. The self-absorbed reactionaries being told what to think by global media...
Posted by Laminar, on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you've been quiet through 300+ years of... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
If you've been quiet through 300+ years of systematic, planned, purposeful oppression and violence, of extralegal executions and law enforcement that condones, participates in, and refuses to...
Posted by Laminar, on May 29, 2020 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You're missing his point entirely. This feels... 20,617 Views / 554 Replies  
You're missing his point entirely. This feels like the roundabout discussion all over again.
Posted by Laminar, on May 27, 2020 at 08:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Analogy. VLC opens any type of video, GC would... 67,067 Views / 403 Replies  
Analogy. VLC opens any type of video, GC would open any type of image.
Posted by Laminar, on May 26, 2020 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got my economic impact payment yesterday...in the... 20,617 Views / 554 Replies  
Got my economic impact payment yesterday...in the form of a prepaid debit card like it’s some shitty rebate for buying spark plugs or something. I seriously almost threw it away, everything about the...
Posted by Laminar, on May 23, 2020 at 07:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Triggering my nostalgia with that one. Like VLC... 67,067 Views / 403 Replies  
Triggering my nostalgia with that one. Like VLC for image files.
Posted by Laminar, on May 23, 2020 at 07:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
^ found the spammer. 1,191 Views / 12 Replies  
^ found the spammer.
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumb... 49,691 Views / 380 Replies  
https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2017/06/25/18/minority-report.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 02:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It sounds a lot meaner than it goes - '69 was... 1,821 Views / 33 Replies  
It sounds a lot meaner than it goes - '69 was pre-emissions and the general malaise that followed, but it's not the high performance V8 - more bark than bite. I swapped from 2.70 to 3.73 gears in the...
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those wheels are awesome, I bet that thing's a... 1,821 Views / 33 Replies  
Those wheels are awesome, I bet that thing's a hoot.
Posted by Laminar, on May 19, 2020 at 07:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you saying that unless an article about bad... 20,617 Views / 554 Replies  
Are you saying that unless an article about bad Covid responses includes more than just Trump, it feels like a Trump hitpiece and is less likely to be written from an objective perspective?
Posted by Laminar, on May 18, 2020 at 02:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was ordered to use up half my PTO by the... 1,821 Views / 33 Replies  
I was ordered to use up half my PTO by the halfway point of the year, so I took all of last week off. In between taking care of kids while the wife was still working, I put in some time on my Cougar....
Posted by Laminar, on May 18, 2020 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I stack them on top of my self-propelled push... 1,821 Views / 33 Replies  
I stack them on top of my self-propelled push mower and drive it around the yard.

I have to store my snow blower in the basement over the summer because there's literally no more room for anything...
Posted by Laminar, on May 18, 2020 at 07:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use a #0.5 clipper all over everything every... 20,617 Views / 554 Replies  
I use a #0.5 clipper all over everything every couple of weeks, so nothing has changed for me. I think I'm naturally a Rob Corddry. so it'd be pretty embarrassing if I didn't. I also cut the 7 year...
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And single core performance on the Air is better,... 1,291 Views / 5 Replies  
And single core performance on the Air is better, I guess that's the 10th gen vs 8th gen coming through? Pro gets the touchbar (which I don't want anyway) and I guess a better screen.

Or I could...
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That would probably be cheaper than buying it by... 1,821 Views / 33 Replies  
That would probably be cheaper than buying it by the bag. I’d have to invest in a wheelbarrow to get it where it needs to go, so the bags are nice in that case.

The city actually offers free wood...
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s the value proposition of the $1200 MBP vs... 1,291 Views / 5 Replies  
What’s the value proposition of the $1200 MBP vs the $1200 MBA? The Air has twice the SSD storage. Is the Pro any more expandable or upgradable? Same keyboard, trackpad, same two stupid ports.
Posted by Laminar, on May 15, 2020 at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ooo, forgot about the immersion blender I bought... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
Ooo, forgot about the immersion blender I bought last year to do homemade mayo. I'll have to give that a shot. We ran out of vanilla though, so it will have to wait until the next grocery trip.

I...
Posted by Laminar, on May 13, 2020 at 06:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What does the breaking point look like? Iowa has... 20,617 Views / 554 Replies  
What does the breaking point look like? Iowa has had a terrible response to this (Trump wanna-be governor), and has the terrible numbers to show for it. I'm expected to be back in the office full...
Posted by Laminar, on May 13, 2020 at 05:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Our projector started shutting off on its own. I... 1,821 Views / 33 Replies  
Our projector started shutting off on its own. I just replaced the bulb near the beginning of quarantine so I didn't think it would be that. I pulled the bult and looked inside and saw something...
Posted by Laminar, on May 13, 2020 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve had a big jar of yeast in the freezer for a... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
I’ve had a big jar of yeast in the freezer for a couple years now that I work out of for pizza crust. The stuff is still active so far.
Posted by Laminar, on May 12, 2020 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So good. Rich and creamy. Not quite like homemade... 4,839 Views / 134 Replies  
So good. Rich and creamy. Not quite like homemade ice cream in one of those loud stirry things, but a little closer to some kind of soft serve/whipped cream hybrid. Just shook up four individual...
Posted by Laminar, on May 12, 2020 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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