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To be fair I'm not sure that's ever really been... 64 Views / 28 Replies  
To be fair I'm not sure that's ever really been an entirely successful affair. In between accidental bouts of "democracy spreading" the west has managed;

Assassinating democratically elected...
Posted by Doc HM, on Today at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Micro payments per view would be a way through... 45,514 Views / 316 Replies  
Micro payments per view would be a way through the maze I guess. An amount that generates realistic revenue but is also small enough that it goes underneath peoples "how much?" radar.

Won't happen...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 21, 2020 at 08:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Smooth Election Transition vs Possible Autocrat Coup 64 Views / 28 Replies  
It's the election that keeps on giving. Apart for destroying democracy that is.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 20, 2020 at 06:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
None. Other than the Mac Pro which is an oddity... 1,485 Views / 46 Replies  
None. Other than the Mac Pro which is an oddity in the line, Apple is a general consumer computing company now. Sure their stuff can be configured to offer enough power for most creative...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 20, 2020 at 06:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
QED 886 Views / 52 Replies  
QED
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 19, 2020 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Do people over there have an understanding that... 88,183 Views / 739 Replies  
Do people over there have an understanding that just because they can still congregate in bars, partake in mass orgies etc, they don't actually have to?

In cases where the state government is...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 19, 2020 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Easier than robbing a bank! 713 Views / 0 Replies  
Thieves steal 48 pallets of Apple kit worth around £5 million from a lorry on the M1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-54972784

refreshingly old school.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 19, 2020 at 06:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And that was when Apple had considerably more... 843 Views / 5 Replies  
And that was when Apple had considerably more loyalty and interest in their existing long term customers than they do today. I've already put the brakes on a couple of clients wanting to buy new...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 19, 2020 at 06:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Banned the manufacture. Not the use. 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Banned the manufacture. Not the use.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 18, 2020 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Or using renewables as a way to revitalise the... 886 Views / 52 Replies  
Or using renewables as a way to revitalise the economy of the centre of America where there is a lot of sun and wind.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 18, 2020 at 02:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To broaden the picture slightly it seems that the... 886 Views / 52 Replies  
To broaden the picture slightly it seems that the only useful endpoint is the amount of energy that is moved form one place to another, since at the end of the day that's what we need, energy and the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 18, 2020 at 04:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Time machine restores should never say they are... 985 Views / 4 Replies  
Time machine restores should never say they are erasing the drive. Time machine is not a bootable backup so you need to have a system up and running to restore your data after which time machine can...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 16, 2020 at 04:48 PM, in macOS
You had me at myriad. No really you did. 6,432 Views / 2 Replies  
You had me at myriad. No really you did.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 13, 2020 at 04:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
So Arizona joins the pile then. 6,936 Views / 215 Replies  
So Arizona joins the pile then.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 13, 2020 at 07:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The new interface is generally very tidy and the... 1,485 Views / 46 Replies  
The new interface is generally very tidy and the colours/icons etc all look very well engineered. apart from, and I am aware that this is probably the smallest niggle ever, the notifications icon in...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 13, 2020 at 07:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Big Sur mail is poop. There's no visual... 1,485 Views / 46 Replies  
Big Sur mail is poop. There's no visual differentiation between the tool bars etc part from the thin line that vanishes when you mouse away, AND the tools needed to manage your mail are now way over...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 13, 2020 at 06:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
BMW's styling never recovered from Bangle's work... 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
BMW's styling never recovered from Bangle's work on their cars.

I struggle to think of a modern car that has any degree of elegance whatsoever. I suspect its the zeitgeist. We live in angry,...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 12, 2020 at 05:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not Apple Silicon but I with a client yesterday... 1,485 Views / 46 Replies  
Not Apple Silicon but I with a client yesterday who (because average users really don't read the tech press) just pushed the button on a 2020 spec 27in iMac. Since he was transitioning from a 2006...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 12, 2020 at 05:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Paris has been looking at these changes since... 761 Views / 7 Replies  
Paris has been looking at these changes since 2007 when the Grand Paris plan was unveiled. In essence development is designed to create mini towns within the city that aim to have everything all...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
aaaand we're off! 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
aaaand we're off!
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But really usually aren't. So leakage/spillage is... 886 Views / 52 Replies  
But really usually aren't. So leakage/spillage is just factored into the cost of the energy. just do the same with renewables.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 10, 2020 at 08:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fascinating stuff. 747 Views / 8 Replies  
Fascinating stuff.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 9, 2020 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ha We are almost Neigbours! Radstock is "quite... 3,133 Views / 70 Replies  
Ha We are almost Neigbours! Radstock is "quite nice" as Borat would say.

You probably go to Frome a fair bit. Wish we could afford to move there!
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 9, 2020 at 05:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems to me that governments tend end up... 3,133 Views / 70 Replies  
It seems to me that governments tend end up running behind the curve. For example here in the UK they are still debating how to "save the High Street", how to invest in creating new high streets....
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 9, 2020 at 05:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like Pennsylvania is going to clinch it for... 6,936 Views / 215 Replies  
Looks like Pennsylvania is going to clinch it for Biden.

Thanks to all those cute furry Sylvanian Families for doing the right thing!!
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 6, 2020 at 11:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
“No taxation without representation.” I’m... 3,133 Views / 70 Replies  
“No taxation without representation.”

I’m sure I’ve heard that said somewhere.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 6, 2020 at 08:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's not something people ever say about them, so... 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
It's not something people ever say about them, so I fully understand it's just me, but, Tesla's look (ie the actual exterior design) so bloody boring!
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 5, 2020 at 04:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
“Your apocalypse is currently out for delivery... 6,936 Views / 215 Replies  
“Your apocalypse is currently out for delivery and should be with you sometime between 16.30 and early January. If you are out and have specified a safe place your apocalypse will be left there and a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's certainly tue that a sizeable portion of the... 6,936 Views / 215 Replies  
It's certainly tue that a sizeable portion of the US electorate simply puts political party above even the most basic human morality. And once the sort of people that this mindset elects realise that...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 4, 2020 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like whoever wins no one really won... 6,936 Views / 215 Replies  
Looks like whoever wins no one really won clearly.
America hasn’t slapped Trump down. A lot of people (way more then the polls indicated) have rallied to support him while Biden has not really...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 4, 2020 at 06:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My guess is, it's going to be tight with Biden... 6,936 Views / 215 Replies  
My guess is, it's going to be tight with Biden squeaking it in a few days time.
Also Trump will call it his election after the first flush of Red states roll in and start the long slow drawn out...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2020 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know. You just don't get a good long read or a... 2,152 Views / 55 Replies  
I know. You just don't get a good long read or a super detailed and forensically dissected argument on the FB do you. Sad. The socials have their place but so do places like this.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2020 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What's your view on Atlas Shrugged now then? ... 2,152 Views / 55 Replies  
What's your view on Atlas Shrugged now then?

(just askin' for a friend)
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2020 at 05:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Man, why isn't it like that here anymore? ... 2,152 Views / 55 Replies  
Man, why isn't it like that here anymore?
Awesome.
Awesomely stupid but still, all awesome is awesome.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2020 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm fairly sure this one does. Unlawfully... 602,802 Views / 2,785 Replies  
I'm fairly sure this one does. Unlawfully carrying is completely unreasonable behaviour. Just like driving a car under the legal age without a license would be unreasonable behaviour.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2020 at 04:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Does not intimidation imply provocation? People... 602,802 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Does not intimidation imply provocation? People only apply intimidation in order to provoke a response. Sometimes this is the mistaken believe that intimidated people will be provoked to show...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2020 at 07:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But you expressed a preference for this... 602,802 Views / 2,785 Replies  
But you expressed a preference for this information. You made no mention of dismissing its value, indeed you inferred that it was useful to you. If it IS useful to you then you could be said to be...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In the UK it's 211 police per 100,000 people and... 602,802 Views / 2,785 Replies  
In the UK it's 211 police per 100,000 people and that's without (generally) guns, which makes it more obvious here that policing works only when it is with the consent of the people.
For a LOT of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 2, 2020 at 05:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The purpose of information is as important as the... 602,802 Views / 2,785 Replies  
The purpose of information is as important as the information itself. In this case the information is irrelevant as notionally "BAD PEOPLE" have the same rights as GOOD PEOPLE. The purpose of this...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 2, 2020 at 05:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Goodbye Mr Bond... 1,223 Views / 7 Replies  
Goodbye Mr Bond...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 1, 2020 at 06:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hate doing those cone laid out events. I can... 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
I hate doing those cone laid out events. I can never keep the course straight in my head.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 21, 2020 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. It’s been modified. The surface on a couple... 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Yes. It’s been modified. The surface on a couple of stages were quite potholed. Nothing fell off.
Stripped out with 6 point safety devices cage. Spar o rally seats and harnesses
Fire safety....
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 19, 2020 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well if you can't sponsor your own race car...... 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Well if you can't sponsor your own race car... who will.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 18, 2020 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Spent Saturday running around various special... 348,075 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Spent Saturday running around various special stages.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50503175447_7b82c49f9a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jWMYyg)122008952_1326962124302964_460138418069283176_o...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 18, 2020 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone 12 product Red looks like the sweet spot... 1,600 Views / 29 Replies  
iPhone 12 product Red looks like the sweet spot for me. Don't need above base storage never got near the 64 on my XR. Have been using a spare 7 for the last 4 months waiting for Apple to launch these...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 14, 2020 at 07:35 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hey Apple launched a new iPhone 1,600 Views / 29 Replies  
Time was a thread would be sixty pages long before the keynote even finished.

I like the iPhone 12. it is very nice.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 13, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iCloud is great for the data stored in the... 1,285 Views / 3 Replies  
iCloud is great for the data stored in the locations iCloud will sync. But it's not backup. Delete files and folders and (after 30 days) they are gone. TimeMachine will allow you to recover deleted...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 13, 2020 at 04:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Don't forget the momentous day in 2011 when we... 5,060 Views / 25 Replies  
Don't forget the momentous day in 2011 when we finally posted everything there was to post about. Since then some brave souls have been deep mining the well of lost posts (apologies to Jasper FForde...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 7, 2020 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok it was after our election but when Boris went... 88,183 Views / 739 Replies  
Ok it was after our election but when Boris went down with it after failing to follow even the most rudimentary guidelines there was very little improvement in his ratings as a PM. While no-one was...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 3, 2020 at 05:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump has ignored every health guideline on this... 88,183 Views / 739 Replies  
Trump has ignored every health guideline on this for so long that I don't think we need to unwrap any conspiracy theory. The only miracle is it took this long for him to go down with it. Boris was...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 2, 2020 at 07:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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