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Wow, Chongo, that was a tough day for you! I... 1,061 Views / 49 Replies  
Wow, Chongo, that was a tough day for you! I hope you're recovering well, and that you've gone nuclear - or at least chemical - on those ants.

I had ONE fire ant bite in Panama. My whole finger...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The bestest equipment there is won't help if you... 52,805 Views / 778 Replies  
The bestest equipment there is won't help if you can't plug stuff into it. With my ungainly mitts, I'd need a lot of space for ANY connection, let alone a bunch, so I feel your pain (and though it's...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 15, 2017 at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As the site I quoted/linked to points out, Chrome... 709 Views / 7 Replies  
As the site I quoted/linked to points out, Chrome is minimalist on purpose. More bells and whistles is not terribly "minimalist."
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 14, 2017 at 08:12 PM, in Applications
Yes, both have tons of bells and whistles to... 709 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, both have tons of bells and whistles to change the look and feel of he browser.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 10, 2017 at 06:25 PM, in Applications
That's what I thought you meant. Google doesn't... 709 Views / 7 Replies  
That's what I thought you meant. Google doesn't provide any way to do that natively within Chrome.

There are browsers like Slimjet, based on Chrome's foundation, Google's Chromium project...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 10, 2017 at 09:48 AM, in Applications
P, that was quite helpful. Since the "household"... 329 Views / 8 Replies  
P, that was quite helpful. Since the "household" versions of the two items are 5% vinegar and 3% H2O2, I'd assume that the amount of peracetic acid would be pretty minimal. The de-lead application...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2017 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First, this is about an app (Chrome), not... 709 Views / 7 Replies  
First, this is about an app (Chrome), not networking itself, so I'm moving this thread to the appropriate forum.

Second, what "toolbar" are you trying to change? Chrome has no real (what I would...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2017 at 07:35 PM, in Applications
Plain alcohol just helps dry the ear. Alcohol... 329 Views / 8 Replies  
Plain alcohol just helps dry the ear. Alcohol and peroxide "fizzes" out any growth, like most swimmer's ear issues start with. Adding the vinegar helps prevent such things by making the environment...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm paying about $75 a year for my website... 349 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm paying about $75 a year for my website (actually two domains) with enough bandwidth that I can host any pictures I want... And my service, 1 and 1, isn't even the least expensive hosting service...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Chemistry Questions 329 Views / 8 Replies  
I was speaking with an acquaintance about getting ready to mix up my old reliable swimmer's ear preventive: equal parts alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar. He stated that mixing peroxide...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2017 at 02:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have this "they shot themselves in the... 349 Views / 12 Replies  
I have this "they shot themselves in the foot...with a bazooka" feeling about Photobucket right now. A $400 per year fee may be viable for "commercial" hosting, but half of the Intarwebz has/have...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2017 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Andi, I think you'll find that simple range time... 1,135 Views / 39 Replies  
Andi, I think you'll find that simple range time with a quality handgun is addictive. It's a fun way to work on body mechanics and you can't beat the feeling you get when you've mastered that one...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2017 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has always happened for me, when I visit a... 513 Views / 7 Replies  
It has always happened for me, when I visit a forum that supports Tapatalk. I get a banner that offers the iOS Tapatalk app, and/or I get a pop up window that says "XYZ site is faster with Tapatalk...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 21, 2017 at 06:03 PM, in iOS Apps
But I don't have Tapatalk installed. These sites... 513 Views / 7 Replies  
But I don't have Tapatalk installed. These sites prompt me to get it from the App Store.

While most such sites remember (for a while) that I've said no to Tapatalk, some don't care and ask you...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2017 at 08:51 PM, in iOS Apps
Tapatalk - NO 513 Views / 7 Replies  
Is there any way to tell either iOS Safari or iOS Chrome to not offer Tapatalk EVERY time I visit a new forum site?

There are elebenty billion and five discussion forums on every subject...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 18, 2017 at 07:11 PM, in iOS Apps
We use Royal Canin brand foods for both dogs and... 1,061 Views / 49 Replies  
We use Royal Canin brand foods for both dogs and cats. They are very specific in what they put in their foods, and can trace each lot of each food to specific sources and lots of ingredients. They...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent. 465 Views / 7 Replies  
Excellent.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The two cheeks are part of moving our legs. ... 15,371 Views / 347 Replies  
The two cheeks are part of moving our legs. Those muscles (gluteus minimus, g. medius, and g. maximus, with a few others deep underneath) are so specific to moving each thigh that they needed full...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Adam had one exceptionally redeeming quality: he... 298 Views / 4 Replies  
Adam had one exceptionally redeeming quality: he didn't even look like he was taking himself - or his acting career - seriously after Batman. So he was able to lampoon his own cheesy acting, which...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To me, the brouhaha over previous "improved" (but... 646 Views / 12 Replies  
To me, the brouhaha over previous "improved" (but non-free) file/image/etc. formats always blew over. But in the process, the marketplace pushed, shoved, delayed or just didn't buy stuff, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:43 PM, in iOS Apps
When you wake from sleep, are you SURE your... 2,376 Views / 13 Replies  
When you wake from sleep, are you SURE your wireless network is actually connected?

In the past, sleep-to-wake was sometimes "problematic" for WiFi connections. Sometimes, with some machines...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:31 PM, in macOS
"In the cloud" does not specificially mean "in... 457 Views / 4 Replies  
"In the cloud" does not specificially mean "in iCloud," which is (obviously) Apple's cloud. You can link Dropbox (and others) to Finder and have a lot of different choices for "cloud storage." Yes,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 25, 2017 at 08:26 PM, in macOS
Try updating (or re-downloading and... 582 Views / 2 Replies  
Try updating (or re-downloading and re-installing) Chrome. From what I gather, this is a keychain entry glitch.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 12, 2017 at 08:20 PM, in Networking
I can't see myself needing that extra leg room;... 1,217 Views / 39 Replies  
I can't see myself needing that extra leg room; I'm 6'2" and I've ridden behind my 6' tall son without any issues. But then, I don't need a third row of seats, either.

I just had a conversation...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 16, 2017 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent points. My button cells are certainly... 464 Views / 2 Replies  
Excellent points. My button cells are certainly low current, and that's a factor I didn't consider.

I have a variable voltage supply handy (a buck-down unit that I can adjust to whatever I like...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 16, 2017 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I considered the Pilot a few years ago, along... 1,217 Views / 39 Replies  
I considered the Pilot a few years ago, along with the Ridgeline and the Acura MDX. The biggest, maybe only, drawback of the Ridgeline for me was that it was too long to fit in my garage...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 15, 2017 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And here I was, expecting a clip of one of Lloyd... 1,214 Views / 35 Replies  
And here I was, expecting a clip of one of Lloyd Bridges' rants about "the wrong day to quit x". Slightly disappointed, but only slightly.

I'm still processing that Carrie is gone, and hopefully...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 15, 2017 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really Old LEDs - 3 volt Forward Voltage? 464 Views / 2 Replies  
I have found a stash of 5mm red LEDs that I got a LONG time ago (about 35 years ago!) after they were pulled from OEM keyboards that went into larger assemblies. I want to use some of these for a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 15, 2017 at 08:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm familiar with Linotype systems, but I hadn't... 734 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm familiar with Linotype systems, but I hadn't thought about the generations before that. It makes tons of sense, zro, thanks.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 15, 2017 at 08:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The most substantial things in Obamacare are: ... 14,944 Views / 609 Replies  
The most substantial things in Obamacare are:
Mandatory coverage of preexisting conditions
Mandatory coverage for mental health issues
PRICE TRANSPARENCY - this is the really hugest point.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 5, 2017 at 05:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
IIRC It's a StorageTek system or something close... 1,663 Views / 68 Replies  
IIRC It's a StorageTek system or something close to that - back in the day this replaced many data op people who had the glorious job of manually loading tapes and later disks for large mainframes...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 4, 2017 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm just going to have to drop this here: I... 1,663 Views / 68 Replies  
I'm just going to have to drop this here:
I have seen - and even interacted with once - a real "data tape" storage system that worked JUST LIKE the system in the movie. Robot arm that circles a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 3, 2017 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's a (what I think of as) good argument for... 14,944 Views / 609 Replies  
Here's a (what I think of as) good argument for ensuring low-wage workers have health coverage: food service workers can do some VERY bad things to your business if they appear to be ill. And of...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 2, 2017 at 08:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My wife and I saw Rogue One at an Alamo... 1,663 Views / 68 Replies  
My wife and I saw Rogue One at an Alamo Drafthouse yesterday. It was amazing. My son summed it up nicely: "it's a World War II movie - like the ones made during the war." Yes, it really felt that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2017 at 09:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. I though I'd get replies about how weird my... 734 Views / 9 Replies  
Wow. I though I'd get replies about how weird my cognitive dissonance was, and instead I get actual information!

So the chip fab is more like a "typeface foundry" than a place that forges raw...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 1, 2017 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My read of the overall results of Obamacare is... 14,944 Views / 609 Replies  
My read of the overall results of Obamacare is that more people were able to stay working, especially those in very low paying jobs. Less time lost to illness - particularly without sick pay - means...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2016 at 08:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I also had this happen - on my desktop rather... 1,920 Views / 18 Replies  
I also had this happen - on my desktop rather than my iPad, where I typically surf. I refreshed the page to see if it was a fluke. Nope. I haven't rechecked it since midday, but it was a curious...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2016 at 08:02 PM, in Feedback
Cognitive Dissonance 734 Views / 9 Replies  
So near my home (and within sight of SeaWorld San Antonio) is a chip fabricator called TowerJazz (http://www.towerjazz.com/). They specialize in specialty chip manufacturing, and call themselves...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 30, 2016 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
CRAP. I'm staying up until midnight on the... 581 Views / 9 Replies  
CRAP.

I'm staying up until midnight on the 31st. I want to watch 2016 die. Seriously. It's not just celebrities, either; several of my coworkers have had major health problems, or they've had...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2016 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
DAMMIT! From my read on the early news about... 1,214 Views / 35 Replies  
DAMMIT!

From my read on the early news about Carrie, there were people experienced in CPR working on her before the plane landed. It seems that it's SOP for all flight attendants to be CPR...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2016 at 07:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am uncomfortable with anything that's "always... 4,093 Views / 109 Replies  
I am uncomfortable with anything that's "always listening to me." Not paranoid and "Big Brotherish," but just not comfortable. It bugged me in Star Trek, and it bugs me IRL.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 28, 2016 at 07:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once again, 2016 manages to suck worse than it... 581 Views / 9 Replies  
Once again, 2016 manages to suck worse than it already had. Carrie has a MI (who knows if that's really what it was), and George Michael croaks in the same week.

OK, 2016, you have only a...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2016 at 09:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The old MacNN Deals stuff has magically become... 1,920 Views / 18 Replies  
The old MacNN Deals stuff has magically become AppleInsider deals stuff...and I'm getting ready to nuke my email subscription to that. The NN Deals were lame-ish most of the time, but the AI deals...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 26, 2016 at 09:25 AM, in Feedback
And I wish a happy, festive, preferably injury... 1,217 Views / 39 Replies  
And I wish a happy, festive, preferably injury and arrest-free Christmas/Hanukkah/whatever to all!
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 25, 2016 at 11:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This discussion brings a question to mind: do the... 667 Views / 11 Replies  
This discussion brings a question to mind: do the leading NAS products work well with iOS devices (and/or the other way around)? I've been wrestling with sharing content among desktop, laptop and...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2016 at 10:03 AM, in Networking
Lots of things could be happening. If it's... 1,374 Views / 2 Replies  
Lots of things could be happening. If it's "everything" dropping your 2.4GHz net, does that happen when the network disappears? That would sound like the wireless system in your Time Capsule. It...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2016 at 09:54 AM, in Networking
The iCloud default "invite" setting is at the... 1,909 Views / 29 Replies  
The iCloud default "invite" setting is at the core of this exploit. Having things "just work" sometimes leads to this sort of problem.

I don't know if the exploit was discovered by the bad guys...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2016 at 09:33 AM, in macOS
I'm not saying this isn't an issue, but since... 621 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm not saying this isn't an issue, but since it's only there with your login screen, is it a "significant" issue?

And of course I'll ask if you have cold rebooted since changing your background. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 10, 2016 at 09:22 AM, in macOS
Pushing their Apple Music service by making... 2,199 Views / 64 Replies  
Pushing their Apple Music service by making everything default to that - apparently without any sort of "oh by the way" developer (or new artist) notification is uncool, and yes, slimy.

I've been...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 26, 2016 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I were getting these, but only via... 1,909 Views / 29 Replies  
My wife and I were getting these, but only via one calendar we shared together. We deleted the calendar and they have stopped.

This is one of the things I'd like to have a way to address by...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 26, 2016 at 05:04 PM, in macOS
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