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I can't see myself needing that extra leg room;... 1,074 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 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent points. My button cells are certainly... 409 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 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I considered the Pilot a few years ago, along... 1,074 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 10:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And here I was, expecting a clip of one of Lloyd... 1,097 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 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really Old LEDs - 3 volt Forward Voltage? 409 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 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm familiar with Linotype systems, but I hadn't... 674 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 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The most substantial things in Obamacare are: ... 2,839 Views / 198 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 06:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
IIRC It's a StorageTek system or something close... 1,479 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 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm just going to have to drop this here: I... 1,479 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 10:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's a (what I think of as) good argument for... 2,839 Views / 198 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 09:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My wife and I saw Rogue One at an Alamo... 1,479 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 10:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. I though I'd get replies about how weird my... 674 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 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My read of the overall results of Obamacare is... 2,839 Views / 198 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 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I also had this happen - on my desktop rather... 1,314 Views / 14 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 09:02 PM, in Feedback
Cognitive Dissonance 674 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 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
CRAP. I'm staying up until midnight on the... 517 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 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
DAMMIT! From my read on the early news about... 1,097 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 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am uncomfortable with anything that's "always... 1,959 Views / 82 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 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once again, 2016 manages to suck worse than it... 517 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 10:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The old MacNN Deals stuff has magically become... 1,314 Views / 14 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 10:25 AM, in Feedback
And I wish a happy, festive, preferably injury... 1,074 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 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This discussion brings a question to mind: do the... 563 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 11:03 AM, in Networking
Lots of things could be happening. If it's... 1,230 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 10:54 AM, in Networking
The iCloud default "invite" setting is at the... 845 Views / 26 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 10:33 AM, in macOS
I'm not saying this isn't an issue, but since... 525 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 10:22 AM, in macOS
Pushing their Apple Music service by making... 1,961 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 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I were getting these, but only via... 845 Views / 26 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 06:04 PM, in macOS
Having glanced at various dongles and Thunderbolt... 1,204 Views / 30 Replies  
Having glanced at various dongles and Thunderbolt chargers, I have to say that I'm unimpressed. I would like to say that I like minimizing excess and making things simpler, but this doesn't look...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 8, 2016 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
On the subject of Big Bang Theory, I know nerds... 1,656 Views / 76 Replies  
On the subject of Big Bang Theory, I know nerds like that. A number of them. The characters in the show have more interaction with "the outside world" than most high-level nerds (particularly very...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I found out last weekend that a) drinking in the... 855 Views / 15 Replies  
I found out last weekend that a) drinking in the morning, on an empty stomach, can lead to significant impairment of social filters and b) a certain mild-seeming alcoholic beverage turns out to be...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2016 at 08:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The link you provided loaded the page (it's the... 1,101 Views / 7 Replies  
The link you provided loaded the page (it's the page that offers a free trial) lightning fast for me...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2016 at 08:39 PM, in macOS
It appears that this is Yahoo's problem, not... 444 Views / 1 Replies  
It appears that this is Yahoo's problem, not yours. This site (http://downdetector.com/status/yahoo-mail) (among others) notes that a lot of people are complaining about either log in or mail...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2016 at 08:37 PM, in macOS
Mine is cleaner too. The dealership had to... 1,916 Views / 82 Replies  
Mine is cleaner too. The dealership had to replace the door because the covering (matching the upholstery) peeled off, apparently in some sort of internal difference of opinion among various parts...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is anyone else a bit dismayed by dependence on... 1,204 Views / 30 Replies  
Is anyone else a bit dismayed by dependence on the Thunderbolt ports for charging? I am clumsy enough that MagSafe has saved my machine more than once...

Otherwise, the only angst I've seen in...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As is the usual case, any selected... 426 Views / 18 Replies  
As is the usual case, any selected situation/event can be used to "prove" or "demonstrate" what you want it to do by putting it in whatever context you want to. Yes, some Americans are so stupid...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Vetrap is essentially the same as "Coban" bandage... 1,916 Views / 82 Replies  
Vetrap is essentially the same as "Coban" bandage material - though BOTH are made by 3M, so is there really a difference? Probably not.

It's good stuff, and it compresses any dressing you put it...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2016 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That will help a lot. Thanks! 2,421 Views / 61 Replies  
That will help a lot. Thanks!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 12, 2016 at 11:16 AM, in iOS Apps
Hooks, tease, and mystery... It sounds like a... 46,840 Views / 748 Replies  
Hooks, tease, and mystery... It sounds like a formula to create buzz, if you ask me. As in "awesome!"
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2016 at 10:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well this past weekend I upgraded both my phone... 2,421 Views / 61 Replies  
Well this past weekend I upgraded both my phone and iPad to 10. No bobbles, no issues - and no "it's taking days to download" problems either.

It's taking some getting used to, as for example...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2016 at 10:12 PM, in iOS Apps
That sounds great. I sort of figured that... 46,840 Views / 748 Replies  
That sounds great. I sort of figured that forming a legal entity would be expensive in Illinois... That it would be costly and a maintenance issue (reports, taxes, etc.) would not surprise me...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 8, 2016 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think before you start eating your broccoli,... 46,840 Views / 748 Replies  
I think before you start eating your broccoli, you should make yourselves a legal entity - and make it so that the individuals involved are insulated from Bad Things That Happen to Businesses. An...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2016 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't keep any maps in the glove box because... 1,916 Views / 82 Replies  
I don't keep any maps in the glove box because the car's hard drive has all the maps I need. (Says so in the owner's manual! ;) )

My glove box has registration, insurance, a small flashlight...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2016 at 09:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll look. Those symptoms are essentially done... 508 Views / 9 Replies  
I'll look. Those symptoms are essentially done now, but the Kefir couldn't hurt.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2016 at 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
WiFi interference is more noticeable with... 1,059 Views / 4 Replies  
WiFi interference is more noticeable with streaming data; it was never designed to support that sort of data transfer, and it really challenges WiFi protocols. File transfers, on the other hand,...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2016 at 08:52 PM, in Networking
I don't think my 5s has managed to misfire much... 2,421 Views / 61 Replies  
I don't think my 5s has managed to misfire much at all. I have, however, determined that some off-white vinyl gloves work with Touch ID, but none of the blue, nitrile gloves do. They all seem to...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2016 at 08:48 PM, in iOS Apps
I reread the color graphic, and I had incorrectly... 3,801 Views / 65 Replies  
I reread the color graphic, and I had incorrectly interpreted it. So yes, on to eBay!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2016 at 01:29 PM, in macOS
Final update: I'm better. I finish the... 508 Views / 9 Replies  
Final update: I'm better. I finish the antibiotic today, and except for needing some yogurt for "certain reasons," I'm fine. I still need to work on my stamina, but that's getting better too.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pointing something at a police officer "like a... 66,768 Views / 3,800 Replies  
Pointing something at a police officer "like a gun", especially when the officer is already pointing his gun at you, is a Bad Thing To Do. Mentally ill or not. As for "they knew he was mentally ill...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with the previous two responses. ... 805 Views / 4 Replies  
I agree with the previous two responses.

Ripping physical DVDs to run on the iPad Pro should not be any more difficult than ensuring your (free, legitimate) tool is set to produce the correct file...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2016 at 09:55 AM, in Applications
Interesting. I'd have thought there would have... 3,801 Views / 65 Replies  
Interesting. I'd have thought there would have been more of an error message, like "unsupported CPU detected" or "hardware not supported," rather than simply sitting there forever with the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2016 at 09:53 AM, in macOS
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