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Letting go of the gas would be a good first step... 31,187 Views / 328 Replies  
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 08:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nah, it's the motel not calling for service. The... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Nah, it's the motel not calling for service. The compressor mounts are going, or fan bearings, or compressor bearings (in order of increasing cost). There is no reason why an A/C unit should be...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting. I'd never heard of that before. 1,101 Views / 14 Replies  
Interesting. I'd never heard of that before.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 18, 2019 at 06:20 PM, in macOS
Computer dialogs announcing a problem. A lot are... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Computer dialogs announcing a problem. A lot are like that - "Unable to blah blah blah", and the only option is an [OK] button. C'mon now, I wanted it to work. It's not OK, give me an option to fix...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2019 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Incoming SUV on left, and another car on the... 31,187 Views / 328 Replies  
Incoming SUV on left, and another car on the right. The only option would be emergency braking. We don't know if there was a car behind though.

In car crash videos, a car often swerves to avoid an...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2019 at 04:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The core OS is in MacHD/System/Library/ <--- it... 1,101 Views / 14 Replies  
The core OS is in MacHD/System/Library/ <--- it is dangerous to delete stuff from here

MacHD/Library/ is for Application-related files, and user extensions, etc. As is the Library folder in your...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2019 at 06:34 PM, in macOS
About the Mac Pro storage. Early indications are... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
About the Mac Pro storage. Early indications are the main M.2 sticks are proprietary (https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/06/10/apple-is-using-a-custom-connector-for-the-ssd-in-the-new-mac-pro).
...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2019 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My guess: no impeachment. Mueller could not rule... 320 Views / 6 Replies  
My guess: no impeachment. Mueller could not rule out serious crimes, but could not prove any either. Without that, Trump would have to get careless and leave a smoking gun around.

Trump is always...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2019 at 02:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The next time it goes crazy, click Activity... 1,101 Views / 14 Replies  
The next time it goes crazy, click Activity Monitor over to Memory and give us a picture. If you're running out of RAM, that will force disk paging and delays. If you're running low on disk space...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 13, 2019 at 02:42 PM, in macOS
Yep, it's the food. And the comfortable... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Yep, it's the food. And the comfortable environment. House mice (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_mouse) are reliable - they will stay with you year around.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 13, 2019 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like forest country, and we're entering... 146,260 Views / 1,086 Replies  
Looks like forest country, and we're entering fire season here in CA.

Time your camp fires - make sure they've burned out, before leaving them? Quenching them with a bucket is better though.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Slightly OT - I like to park beside handicap... 390 Views / 8 Replies  
Slightly OT - I like to park beside handicap spots. Or beside a spot given over to cart returns. Because you can park away from other cars (by hugging the handicap walk, or hugging the cart return)....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 10, 2019 at 04:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just install Catalina to an external hard drive.... 1,159 Views / 8 Replies  
Just install Catalina to an external hard drive. Then test-rip a few CDs. See if Catalina does a better job.

Catalina does better -> upgrade main drive, and start ripping.
iTunes does better ->...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 10, 2019 at 03:58 PM, in Applications
Snail mail. Among the junk mail, you find a white... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Snail mail. Among the junk mail, you find a white envelope. Hand-sealed, often with handwritten return address. Recipient address usually missing.

Spend the time to open it. Great deal on auto...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2019 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That info is well hidden. <---------- hint 1,356 Views / 57 Replies  
That info is well hidden.

<---------- hint
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2019 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Deep dish pizza is great bad. It's threatened to... 1,356 Views / 57 Replies  
Deep dish pizza is great bad. It's threatened to make me buy new belts. Gotta avoid it most of the time.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2019 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That black SUV that crossed lines to cut in.... 31,187 Views / 328 Replies  
That black SUV that crossed lines to cut in. Please tell me his insurance went up by a ton?
Posted by reader50, on Jun 8, 2019 at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Power Macs used PPC processors. All Mac Pros... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
The Power Macs used PPC processors. All Mac Pros have used Xeon processors. Cheesegraters, trash can, new MacPro.

As the new machine has 8 PCIe slots (probably a few more internally to the logic...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2019 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm interested too. It's tempting to dismiss it... 1,013 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm interested too. It's tempting to dismiss it as random weirdness, but we are talking Comcast here.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2019 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, and you can install both at the same time. ... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
Yes, and you can install both at the same time.

The 2-bay adapter uses the SATA ports on the logic board. The bays themselves are mounted in the blank space to the right of the CPU cooler...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2019 at 05:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there at least a safety switch on the doors?... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Is there at least a safety switch on the doors? ie - will the elevator start moving if something is propping either door open?

That could result in lost limbs. If I wasn't sure, I'd probably use...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2019 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It might not be trivial. One of the remaining... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
It might not be trivial. One of the remaining questions is if it requires proprietary Apple M.2s like in earlier MacBook Pros. Or if standard ones will work.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2019 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Electrical notes, if anyone is curious. The... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
Electrical notes, if anyone is curious.

The US domestic standard is 120VAC +/- 10%. ie: 108 - 132 VAC inclusive. 110V is valid, but close to brownout (107 or below). It's usually higher. The 240V...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2019 at 01:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is there's a lot of Canadian... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
My impression is there's a lot of Canadian quarters circulating in the US. Ever since the 50-state quarters program, there are too many patterns to recognize. So if it's about the right size,...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2019 at 04:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You must have work besides the dream band. That,... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
You must have work besides the dream band. That, or I have way underestimated how much compute goes into music.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2019 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A power problem was the last good bet. If it... 2,073 Views / 8 Replies  
A power problem was the last good bet. If it won't reset, even without the battery attached, the logic board is the logical choice.

Rossmann (https://rossmanngroup.com/) does repair old MacBooks....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2019 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ars and AppleInsider have continued digging into... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
Ars and AppleInsider have continued digging into remaining MacPro questions.

• The Promise MPX RAID module holds 4 standard HD bays...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2019 at 12:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I personally want the expandability, far more... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
I personally want the expandability, far more than the top-end CPU. We used to get slots in nearly every computer. Now you have to buy the very top-end Mac to have expandability. Admittedly an...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2019 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"4 channel" was a brain fart. I meant to write 6.... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
"4 channel" was a brain fart. I meant to write 6. However, Apple specifies the 1.5TB RAM config requires the 24- or 28-core CPU. This might mean it's 4-channel for most of the CPUs, and 6-channel for...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2019 at 09:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The MacPro pages had not been updated at the... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
The MacPro pages had not been updated at the time. Checking the specs now:

• The RAM and SSD storage are mounted on the back side of the logic board. The case lifts off, exposing both sides....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The new Mac Pro is pretty good. Far better than... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
The new Mac Pro is pretty good. Far better than I'd feared. Smaller than I expected.

• Tower design with cross-flow cooling. Good.
• CPU: A new (single socket) Intel Xeon, up to 28 cores. No Epyc...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2019 at 03:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you have a 1080 Ti, you don't need to worry... 879 Views / 9 Replies  
If you have a 1080 Ti, you don't need to worry about budget gaming. That's a high-end card today. One of the top-6. Also pricey - $900+ new on ebay. $500+ used.
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2019 at 09:06 PM, in Gaming
I'm hopeful about the new Mac Pro, but expect to... 1,920 Views / 72 Replies  
I'm hopeful about the new Mac Pro, but expect to be disappointed. After all this time limiting internal expansion, I expect Apple to cripple it. Missing standard storage bays, for example. I expect...
Posted by reader50, on May 30, 2019 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The 1060 came out in 2016, so it would be 5 years... 879 Views / 9 Replies  
The 1060 came out in 2016, so it would be 5 years old by then. However, there is no such thing as a 1060 Ti. So you are using an imaginary graphics card. The answer is "No" - you cannot run any game...
Posted by reader50, on May 30, 2019 at 12:19 PM, in Gaming
For anyone trying to make sense of the video, the... 31,187 Views / 328 Replies  
For anyone trying to make sense of the video, the camera is in an elevator. Maid is exiting. Elevator walls appear to be brushed stainless, making tons of reflections.
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It depends a great deal on their prices, whether... 31,543 Views / 460 Replies  
It depends a great deal on their prices, whether they have caps, what upload speed they offer, etc. DSL is failing in the US because it's slow today, and because much of it is unreliable. Frontier...
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2019 at 01:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seems cruel to me. Just forces them to do a legal... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Seems cruel to me. Just forces them to do a legal name change once they're adults. Which I'm told is a hassle. Oh, and put up with all the angst in school until then.

edit - could it be caused by...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2019 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you try disconnecting the battery? Even if... 2,073 Views / 8 Replies  
Did you try disconnecting the battery? Even if it's one of those horrid glued-in batteries, disconnecting the cable will still work. Allowing boot from the power adapter. Assuming the logic board is...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2019 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
SpaceX claims typical latencies of 25-35ms,... 31,543 Views / 460 Replies  
SpaceX claims typical latencies of 25-35ms, comparable to cable. Made possible by the satellites being only a few hundred km up. A smaller number will be at 1,150 km, presumably for inter-sat relay...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2019 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like her attitude. Also hope no one was sitting... 31,187 Views / 328 Replies  
I like her attitude. Also hope no one was sitting right in front of the stage.
Posted by reader50, on May 26, 2019 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They do... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
They do (https://www.apple.com/support/keyboard-service-program-for-mac-notebooks/).
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2019 at 10:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Could the hospital be abbreviating, especially... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Could the hospital be abbreviating, especially for uncommon or long names? That would be a simple privacy step too.
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2019 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some good news. The first 60 Starlink satellites... 31,543 Views / 460 Replies  
Some good news. The first 60 Starlink satellites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink_(satellite_constellation)) have launched. This is really happening - competition for all rural locations, and...
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2019 at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, when you need toilet paper, you really need... 146,260 Views / 1,086 Replies  
Well, when you need toilet paper, you really need it. The substitutes are gone.

Monty Ward catalogs have been gone for a long time. Sears catalogs too. And print newspapers have become uncommon.
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2019 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unless you have a time machine backup with the... 1,865 Views / 7 Replies  
Unless you have a time machine backup with the original creation date, there's no way to restore them. So setting it to today's date would be the only option. At least you wouldn't be staring at the...
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2019 at 03:43 PM, in macOS
Those stainless steel clips look sweet. I'm still... 4,912 Views / 175 Replies  
Those stainless steel clips look sweet. I'm still trying to use up the wood clothes pins from my parents. When you don't use them outside, those suckers last forever.
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2019 at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Creation date doesn't usually break anything. If... 1,865 Views / 7 Replies  
Creation date doesn't usually break anything. If they're your own files, you could create a copy. Then delete the original. If it's system files, leave them as-is. Fooling with those are not worth...
Posted by reader50, on May 22, 2019 at 07:58 PM, in macOS
For anyone interested, this issue (KP on sleep... 612 Views / 2 Replies  
For anyone interested, this issue (KP on sleep since 10.14.4 or 10.14.5) is caused by Apple not testing on older Xeons. This problem (and a recurring audio glitching problem) appear on Mac Pro 4,1...
Posted by reader50, on May 22, 2019 at 07:53 PM, in macOS
Presumably your system clock was off when those... 1,865 Views / 7 Replies  
Presumably your system clock was off when those files were created. DiskWarrior or TTP might reset them to the current date - but only if you're using HFS+. They're not ready for APFS yet.

I've...
Posted by reader50, on May 22, 2019 at 07:35 PM, in macOS
The FTC has won their case... 19,252 Views / 175 Replies  
The FTC has won their case (https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/05/22/judge-rules-qualcomm-violated-federal-anti-trust-laws-orders-remedial-action) against Qualcomm.

I suspect Apple's agreement...
Posted by reader50, on May 22, 2019 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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