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Thanks all! I decided on an EGO trimmer. I got... 502 Views / 21 Replies  
Thanks all! I decided on an EGO trimmer. I got last year’s model. It was substantially lower in price from the newer model. It doesn’t have the trick automated string loading or carbon fiber shaft of...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 03:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, yeah, forgot about background updates. Kill... 997 Views / 29 Replies  
Oh, yeah, forgot about background updates. Kill that asap.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 16, 2021 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. 999,537 Views / 2,827 Replies  
Nope.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 16, 2021 at 11:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Is bluetooth on? Bluetooth can be a huge drain as... 997 Views / 29 Replies  
Is bluetooth on? Bluetooth can be a huge drain as it's constantly looking for something to pair to.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 16, 2021 at 07:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He made statements that were widely read as... 999,537 Views / 2,827 Replies  
He made statements that were widely read as attempts to explain-away sex with minors. That's a bit beyond "colorful."
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 15, 2021 at 10:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Got a model number on that? I'm seeing 18 and 40V... 502 Views / 21 Replies  
Got a model number on that? I'm seeing 18 and 40V Ryobis, but no 36V model. Also, please define "cheap." The Ryobi models bigger than 18V I can find that include brushless motors and the battery and...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 15, 2021 at 07:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The gas trimmer I have was always finicky to... 502 Views / 21 Replies  
The gas trimmer I have was always finicky to start, even when new. Now, though, it's just a real PITA to get going, no matter how well I've maintained it. Add to that, I have a bum shoulder that...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 14, 2021 at 08:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The only other cordless tool I have is an old... 502 Views / 21 Replies  
The only other cordless tool I have is an old Craftsman drill. It has two 19.2V batteries. I haven’t checked, but I doubt they’re compatible with a new trimmer.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 13, 2021 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
String trimmers? 502 Views / 21 Replies  
Anyone have a recommendation on a good cordless electric string trimmer? My old gas trimmer has become an enormous PITA to start/run and I’d like to part ways with it.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 13, 2021 at 07:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: so true 997 Views / 29 Replies  
:lol:

so true
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 13, 2021 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Aussie comic, doing bit about the royals, is told... 467 Views / 3 Replies  
Aussie comic, doing bit about the royals, is told Philip just died.

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Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 11, 2021 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Automation question 380 Views / 0 Replies  
Using the Shortcuts app, I recently created an automation that would send a text message every day at 11am. The automation runs on time, but no message is sent, and I can’t figure out why. “Enable...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 10, 2021 at 11:35 AM, in iOS Apps
The weird thing is I don’t really mind passing... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
The weird thing is I don’t really mind passing out. It’s kind of an “experience” now. And I really like getting put under for surgery. The last time I had to be put under, I actually thanked the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 9, 2021 at 03:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Condolences to our UK viewers 467 Views / 3 Replies  
Apparently Prince Philip has died. (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/09/prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh-dies)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 9, 2021 at 07:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My worst pass-out was way back at my first job... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
My worst pass-out was way back at my first job out of college. I was in our photo studio working with a photographer on a product shoot. We were taking a break, and I was sitting on a step ladder...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 8, 2021 at 06:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This recently came up in the ever-unfolding... 999,537 Views / 2,827 Replies  
This recently came up in the ever-unfolding trainwreck that is Matt Gaetz...
When he was in the Florida legislature, he apparently was a strong opponent of a bill banning revenge porn....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 7, 2021 at 05:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wow, Laminar, it almost sounds like we're... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
Wow, Laminar, it almost sounds like we're related. I'm not a fan of needles and used to pass-out or get light-headed at any poke. Blood draws were always the worst. I've passed-out so many times at...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 7, 2021 at 08:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have no clue what my blood type is. 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
I have no clue what my blood type is.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My wife finally got her first shot today. The... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
My wife finally got her first shot today. The county gave her the Pfizer vaccine. So, we're a mixed household now.
She said the place they county has set-up was super busy. Constant flow of people...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 6, 2021 at 04:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Texas and Florida governors have already... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
The Texas and Florida governors have already issued executive orders forbidding anyone receiving state funds from going anywhere near requiring "passports." I have no idea if that might I stop...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 6, 2021 at 11:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, it gets better. Apparently, she sang herself... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
Oh, it gets better. Apparently, she sang herself to sleep a few nights ago, singing that "I love you, you love me..." song over and over. I suppose it does have a message a three-year-old can hang...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 5, 2021 at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Somehow, our three-year-old found reruns of... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
Somehow, our three-year-old found reruns of Barney and Friends on Prime. She was over the other day and insisted on some Barney before her nap. So, on comes the purple dinosaur show, and I’m...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 3, 2021 at 03:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Vanta black. Is it weird that I seriously want... 545,329 Views / 1,206 Replies  
Vanta black.
Is it weird that I seriously want to see the stuff in person?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Vantablack_02.JPG/1024px-Vantablack_02.JPG
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 2, 2021 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you see other kids their age wearing Apple... 997 Views / 29 Replies  
Do you see other kids their age wearing Apple Watches? I'd be concerned about them losing it or some older kid taking it from them. I suppose you can remotely brick it if it gets swiped, and maybe...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 1, 2021 at 12:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your WWDC invite 972 Views / 1 Replies  
Which picture did you get in your WWDC invitation? I got this one.

https://www.apple.com/dm/us/21/B389A2CA-5B71-4919-BDB4-F777A74FBE29/i/m_hero_m3_2x.jpg

Interesting object in the person's ear....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 31, 2021 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got my second shot today. The sensation of the... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
Got my second shot today. The sensation of the Gates microchips flowing through my veins is incredible!
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 30, 2021 at 02:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thinking of Moving to Maryland? 621 Views / 2 Replies  
This sweet little place just came on the market. (https://www.redfin.com/MD/Brooklyn-Park/228-Townsend-Ave-21225/home/10392075)
Be sure to take the tour!
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 29, 2021 at 03:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The tax thing is more complex, too. In terms of... 1,252 Views / 27 Replies  
The tax thing is more complex, too. In terms of federal income tax, the US takes a lower percentage in absolute numbers. But, in the US, you also have state taxes to consider (if you live in a state...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 29, 2021 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be fair, I think it totally depends on the... 685 Views / 4 Replies  
To be fair, I think it totally depends on the severity of the security issue and whether it can be fixed in older devices or versions of the OS. As far as I have been able to tell, this fix was for a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 29, 2021 at 08:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably. House used expensive diagnostics the... 1,252 Views / 27 Replies  
Probably. House used expensive diagnostics the same way some people use air, and without any regard for the patients' ability to pay for any of it.

Testing is hit-and-miss, and a lot of what does...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 28, 2021 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Customer Service 685 Views / 4 Replies  
My seven-year-old, stuck-on-iOS12, iPad Air got a security update today.
That's customer service :)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 27, 2021 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
Nope.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 26, 2021 at 01:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, the CIA works for Gates. Everyone knows... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
Well, the CIA works for Gates. Everyone knows that.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 25, 2021 at 04:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's just the CIA chips kicking-in. The dreams... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
That's just the CIA chips kicking-in. The dreams will fade and you'll become a drone, working for the New World Order™
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 25, 2021 at 10:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just keep in mind, that if any ultra-rabid... 1,281 Views / 22 Replies  
Just keep in mind, that if any ultra-rabid supporters of said organization (or the org's politics) happen upon your statement, you will be targeted. It probably won't be much more than a deluge of...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 24, 2021 at 05:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Indiana's dropping age restrictions on... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
Indiana's dropping age restrictions on vaccinations, and all limits on gatherings at the end of the month. I get my second poke this Tuesday.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 24, 2021 at 01:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually...yeah, he might be able to. My wife... 1,252 Views / 27 Replies  
Actually...yeah, he might be able to. My wife works for a home healthcare service, and they regularly arrange billing so that a family member of a client can get paid for their time caring for their...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 23, 2021 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
12 weeks between shots? That seems extreme. The... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
12 weeks between shots? That seems extreme. The Moderna I’m getting are only 4 weeks apart..
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indiana, there are also a handful of... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
Here in Indiana, there are also a handful of pharmacy chains doing vaccinations. At least at the one I got my first shot at, you go to their website, pick the store you want to go to, and register....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2021 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I dunno. I always felt it sounded constrained in... 1,809 Views / 27 Replies  
I dunno. I always felt it sounded constrained in the midrange.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 18, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've noticed this, too. But, I've also noticed... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
I've noticed this, too. But, I've also noticed kids' parents with their eyes glued to their phones/pads/laptops 24/7, seemingly unable to take even a moment to just do nothing themselves. So, really,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 18, 2021 at 09:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s not at all uncommon to see toddlers playing... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
It’s not at all uncommon to see toddlers playing games on mommy’s phone while grocery shopping. It’s their world, so they learn.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 17, 2021 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks more like she’s conjuring the ancient ones.... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
Looks more like she’s conjuring the ancient ones. How’s your holy water supply?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 17, 2021 at 05:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Our three-year-old granddaughter has become a... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
Our three-year-old granddaughter has become a huge fan of an animated show called Bubble Guppies. It's surprisingly not bad. There are occasional episodes where the writers have written-in (clean)...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 17, 2021 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sticky: There's no reason you can't use Epson-branded... 45,440 Views / 60 Replies  
There's no reason you can't use Epson-branded paper in a Canon printer.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 13, 2021 at 01:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
RIP HomePod 1,451 Views / 15 Replies  
Apple is discontinuing the original HomePod (https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/12/apple-discontinues-original-homepod-will-focus-on-mini/). Will focus on the HomePod Mini.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 13, 2021 at 09:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That bit about the brain issues is freaking... 200,242 Views / 956 Replies  
That bit about the brain issues is freaking scary, Glenn. It sounds kind of like early-onset Alzheimers in a way. Not good.

Here in Indiana, we never had an actual mask mandate (the legislature...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 11, 2021 at 01:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Adobe has moved the AS-native version of... 18,162 Views / 175 Replies  
Adobe has moved the AS-native version of Photoshop out of beta....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 10, 2021 at 06:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We started re-watching Don't Trust the B**** in... 74,425 Views / 369 Replies  
We started re-watching Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 over the weekend. I liked it when it first aired, but I had forgotten just how funny it was. Krysten Ritter Is seriously good and funny.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 9, 2021 at 11:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let’s Go Bowling! 1,626 Views / 6 Replies  
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Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 9, 2021 at 11:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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