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Curiously, my UNiGiNE Valley graphics benchmark... 88 Views / 2 Replies  
Curiously, my UNiGiNE Valley graphics benchmark is almost identical to those with the 7970. CPU load is minimal, so it must be choking on something. I thought it was the PCIe-2 bus running at PCIe-1...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 10:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got a deal on a Radeon RX 580 88 Views / 2 Replies  
It seems RX 580 cards had a recent price drop. Or they're being cleared out. Newegg (https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007709%20601296377%20600494828&Order=PRICE) has them for as little as $150 (after...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you're going to raise the dead, you need hot... 3,015 Views / 32 Replies  
If you're going to raise the dead, you need hot and spicy. Mild ranch doesn't cut it.

I love Zapps Jalapeno. But it's not stocked on the west coast. Very occasionally, I'll order a case.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 14, 2020 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suppose he didn't like all the traffic. So he... 245,874 Views / 1,143 Replies  
I suppose he didn't like all the traffic. So he drove around to spread nails. A true believer would have spread nails from a bike, or while on foot.

Very few nails would land point-up. He must not...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have more than one email provider? ie -... 224 Views / 5 Replies  
Do you have more than one email provider? ie - gmail, .mac, hotmail, lavabit? Try sending test emails through the other providers. See if it's on your end (all providers affected), or a particular...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:21 PM, in Applications
Absolutely agree on avoiding ISP email. It's a... 197 Views / 8 Replies  
Absolutely agree on avoiding ISP email. It's a trap to prevent you from shopping for a better ISP. I use gmail for less-important stuff (shopping, commenting, youtube), and a paid service for...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:17 PM, in Networking
Besides NY Pizza and Kansas City Steaks, we now... 1,593 Views / 33 Replies  
Besides NY Pizza and Kansas City Steaks, we now have Illinois Pot. Yet more connoisseur brands.

The linked article needs more focus. Other than the top picture pair, all later pics are unrelated...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 11, 2020 at 01:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Convenient. You can buy the cookies, and the... 1,593 Views / 33 Replies  
Convenient. You can buy the cookies, and the secret ingredient, all on the same stop.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 10, 2020 at 05:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, your commentary is not impressing. I... 16,396 Views / 129 Replies  
subego, your commentary is not impressing. I haven't learned a single new word so far. My dashcam caught something very similar a few years back, and I had things to say. I've been more careful on...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
4chan is enough of an explanation for me. But if... 4,249 Views / 42 Replies  
4chan is enough of an explanation for me. But if anyone famous did a prank call, that would indeed be news. I imagine the line is recorded for accuracy.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 7, 2020 at 01:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, there was a bit more to the Iowa Dem result... 4,249 Views / 42 Replies  
OK, there was a bit more to the Iowa Dem result delays than previously reported. It seems Trump supporters flooded the backup...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 6, 2020 at 09:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My answer is the same as subego's. It's all paper... 4,249 Views / 42 Replies  
My answer is the same as subego's. It's all paper here, except for an electronic booth or two. For those who request it.

Mail-in ballots (also paper) have gotten big in California. The vast...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They didn't test their reporting app at scale... 4,249 Views / 42 Replies  
They didn't test their reporting app at scale before the polls. Must have done limited testing, with an idle server. Turns out it didn't scale well, and the single phone line for manual backup wasn't...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 4, 2020 at 06:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
el chupacabra, your link goes to a story about... 1,593 Views / 33 Replies  
el chupacabra, your link goes to a story about not idling gas cars. I couldn't see anything about hydroponics or Europe.

edit after link fix: an odd story. Why build greenhouses out of plastic?...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 1, 2020 at 07:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They keep adding bike lanes around here, but I'm... 16,396 Views / 129 Replies  
They keep adding bike lanes around here, but I'm not sure I've seen a single cyclist in the last few years. Of course, this is desert country. It's blazing hot, except when it's freezing cold. Spring...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 1, 2020 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't expect a real trial on the issues. It's... 10,000 Views / 147 Replies  
I don't expect a real trial on the issues. It's clearly party loyalty first.

Sad state of affairs - we've come to expect corruption, and are not surprised by that outcome. But I fail to see what...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 1, 2020 at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your mystery sound. That isn't a collision, and... 16,396 Views / 129 Replies  
Your mystery sound. That isn't a collision, and you had clearance everywhere I could see. There was a curb seam that aligned with the sound, along with a white bag (?) which might have had something...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 31, 2020 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You crossed a solid white line (while... 16,396 Views / 129 Replies  
You crossed a solid white line (while signalling), into a turn lane that was still a bike lane. S/he crossed at the broken lines, but without looking or signalling.

I'd put most of it on the other...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 31, 2020 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
McDonalds will take customization orders for... 1,154 Views / 77 Replies  
McDonalds will take customization orders for their burgers. You can definitely order them plain and/or without cheese. I've never tried a "no ketchup" order, but they should take it.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 30, 2020 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Dominos and Pizza Hut both opened in the 5-10... 1,154 Views / 77 Replies  
My Dominos and Pizza Hut both opened in the 5-10 years ago frame. I didn't pay attention to them at the time. I think the Pizza Hut is older, but not certain.

Pizza Hut: no dining. Some chairs to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 29, 2020 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Europe must not have our housing problems. Many... 5,966 Views / 81 Replies  
Europe must not have our housing problems. Many people commute up to 100 miles to reach work each day.

I've read that ~70% of the Los Angeles area is zoned for single-family housing, and no one...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 28, 2020 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Street View image of the intersection before the... 5,966 Views / 81 Replies  
Street View image of the intersection before the downgrade. The side street was just as wide. Bike lanes were already present.

https://i.imgur.com/1YfUZpE.jpg

Has to be a deliberate choke...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 28, 2020 at 01:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I tried Dominos once. It seemed fair. Pizza Hut... 1,154 Views / 77 Replies  
I tried Dominos once. It seemed fair. Pizza Hut is closer, and I like them more. No other pizza places nearby, so no other data.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 27, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An example roundabout in a town nearby. This used... 5,966 Views / 81 Replies  
An example roundabout in a town nearby. This used to be a normal intersection of 4-lane roads. With signal lights. Some misguided person changed it to a 1-lane roundabout, and narrowed both roads to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 27, 2020 at 05:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Might there be a young supervillain behind this... 245,874 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Might there be a young supervillain behind this story?

Favorite quote:
Posted by reader50, on Jan 27, 2020 at 04:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That link is light on specific policy positions.... 415 Views / 14 Replies  
That link is light on specific policy positions. I usually won't vote for a politician who avoids stating their positions in detail. Instead, we get "follow Trump", "strong foreign policy", and...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 22, 2020 at 02:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Try adding a bit of hot sauce to pizza. Cranks up... 806 Views / 14 Replies  
Try adding a bit of hot sauce to pizza. Cranks up the heat nicely.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 21, 2020 at 04:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought the golden toilet was Winston... 445 Views / 5 Replies  
I thought the golden toilet was Winston Churchill's, and had been stolen.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 17, 2020 at 05:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How many Commandments has Trump broken? 445 Views / 5 Replies  
Considering how many Christian evangelicals support Trump, it occurred to me to tally up his score on the big sins.

note: there is disagreement on the Ten Commandments...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 17, 2020 at 04:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Lead piping can be replaced slowly if there is no... 44,598 Views / 353 Replies  
Lead piping can be replaced slowly if there is no contact with the water. ie - if a mineral layer has thoroughly coated the inside of the pipes. That's how it was in Flint before hand.

An...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 15, 2020 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Contacts app used to be called Address Book.... 2,629 Views / 6 Replies  
The Contacts app used to be called Address Book. It got renamed to Contacts in Mountain Lion.

If it isn't in your Dock, you can find it any time at the real location:

/Mac...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2020 at 08:20 PM, in Applications
Plug the holes, and set traps. Or borrow a cat. ... 44,598 Views / 353 Replies  
Plug the holes, and set traps. Or borrow a cat.

Everyone thinks it will run back outside to its home. They don't. Once they find a nice place, with food and good temperature, they're home. They...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 12, 2020 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why didn't someone crawl through the crawl space,... 44,598 Views / 353 Replies  
Why didn't someone crawl through the crawl space, and fix it without cutting holes in your floor?

Temp fix for the hole (assuming it's smallish): stuff it with steel wool (or brass wool). The...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 11, 2020 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That map is scary. Never mind opinions on Trump -... 2,289 Views / 43 Replies  
That map is scary. Never mind opinions on Trump - why are US voters so bad at geography?

Someone thinks Iran is within easy driving distance of London.
Assorted brain-damage-types place it...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 10, 2020 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Iran's response was far more measured than I'd... 2,289 Views / 43 Replies  
Iran's response was far more measured than I'd expected. They fired on two high-alert bases, among the least likely to be taken by surprise. Iran notified the Iraqi PM of the targets before the...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 9, 2020 at 04:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why would anyone want to watch that? It sounds... 981 Views / 6 Replies  
Why would anyone want to watch that? It sounds like they all agree closely with each other. No debate expected, no disagreements, no hellfire for each other if someone doesn't give up their blasphemy...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 8, 2020 at 01:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: So now Trump is threatening... 2,289 Views / 43 Replies  
So now Trump is threatening (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/05/donald-trump-vows-to-hit-52-sites-very-hard-if-iran-retaliates-for-suleimani-killing) to bomb cultural sites in Iran. If...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 6, 2020 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Suleimani was assassinated while his motorcade... 2,289 Views / 43 Replies  
Suleimani was assassinated while his motorcade departed Baghdad International Airport, which is within Iraq, not within Iran. The airspace violation is against Iraq, which certainly did not agree to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 5, 2020 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We might be seeing more stuff like that. An... 81,422 Views / 519 Replies  
We might be seeing more stuff like that. An unrelated article (https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29732878/electric-cars-sales-manual-transmission/) mentioned that in 2019 electric cars outsold...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 5, 2020 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: This assassination seems like a bad idea. But I... 2,289 Views / 43 Replies  
This assassination seems like a bad idea. But I haven't formed a real opinion - facts are in dispute.

We violated Iraqi air space to do the hit. Bad. But Iraq failed to protect our embassy. It is...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 4, 2020 at 06:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just checked up on US marijuana legalization... 1,593 Views / 33 Replies  
Just checked up on US marijuana legalization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction), and it's farther along than I'd thought.

Recreational legal: 11 states + DC...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2020 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
kevs, you have impressively unusual problems. And... 3,367 Views / 26 Replies  
kevs, you have impressively unusual problems. And I just had a thought.

Do you have a practical joker in the house? Or relative so inclined, who visits all too often? Putting an especially hard...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2020 at 06:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hopefully that way, and not the other. I remember... 1,593 Views / 33 Replies  
Hopefully that way, and not the other. I remember after Colorado legalized, I read some stories about neighboring states. At least one stationed extra Revenue Officers on the highways to Colorado. To...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If the cat slept on a keyboard while you were... 1,963 Views / 5 Replies  
If the cat slept on a keyboard while you were gone, it will be stone dead. Need recharge.

Also, even keyboards can crash today. Try turning each keyboard off, then on.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can definitely print labels from within... 2,629 Views / 6 Replies  
You can definitely print labels from within Contacts.

Select one or more Contacts

Contacts -> File -> Print... -> [Show Details button] if not already selected -> Style [ popup menu ]

Change...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:34 PM, in Applications
How disappointing - they all look authentic for... 22,988 Views / 270 Replies  
How disappointing - they all look authentic for the period. Needs more future humor.

Delicious cigarette ad next to the discount grave digging. 25% off if you die on a Sunday.
Coal - nature's...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 05:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
New technologies enable new applications. If the... 1,233 Views / 11 Replies  
New technologies enable new applications. If the SciFi movies are right, we'll end up with homes, where entire walls are big screens. Hunger Games shows an example. Existing sets already reach 120...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 05:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What incident was that? That kind of failure... 81,422 Views / 519 Replies  
What incident was that? That kind of failure usually totals the launch pad.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 31, 2019 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
slicer, why did you shorten the three links? That... 1,063 Views / 2 Replies  
slicer, why did you shorten the three links? That obscures the targets, and makes people suspicious of spam. Here are the bare links:

1 - Tesla Cybertruck battery page...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 27, 2019 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My pet conspiracy theory is those people who... 191,128 Views / 1,019 Replies  
My pet conspiracy theory is those people who drive around town, to obstruct all the other drivers. You signal a turn, and the slowpoke ahead suddenly signals the same turn. So they can stay in your...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 26, 2019 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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