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Yes, well, apparent conflicts with biblical... 44,058 Views / 302 Replies  
Yes, well, apparent conflicts with biblical teachings hasn't seemed to sway evangelicals away from supporting the far right, no matter how obvious the hypocrisy. Conservative evangelicals seem to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 30, 2020 at 07:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Part of Thomas’ dissent reads: I don’t... 44,058 Views / 302 Replies  
Part of Thomas’ dissent reads:



I don’t think Trump himself cares about Roe, but he does care about those precious evangelical votes. In a way, this ruling gives him something useful to rant...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2020 at 09:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SCOTUS just struck down the Louisiana abortion... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
SCOTUS just struck down the Louisiana abortion restrictions, 5-4, with Roberts joining the majority again.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm pretty sure the waiver indemnifies the... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
I'm pretty sure the waiver indemnifies the official campaign as well, since they issued the tickets, organized the event, etc. The venue, OTOH, might be wide open to lawsuits, though. They didn't...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2020 at 09:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Show of hands...Who here sincerely believes Trump... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Show of hands...Who here sincerely believes Trump was never told about the Russians putting a bounty on US troops heads in Afghanistan?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 28, 2020 at 03:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My wife just reminded me that she had the battery... 134 Views / 3 Replies  
My wife just reminded me that she had the battery in the phone replaced about a year ago when Apple Stores were running a $99 replacement deal, so it's relatively fresh. I have Background Refresh...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:48 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Normal battery useage? 134 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry if this reads like a n00b post from the distant past. I guess is kind of is.

After decades of faithful service, I am finally forced to retire my ancient flip-phone and take-up with my wife's...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 28, 2020 at 10:59 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Phoenix police use pepper spray, flash bang... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Phoenix police use pepper spray, flash bang grenades against crowd peacefully protesting Trump event....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 27, 2020 at 05:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Today, a grand jury handed down felony murder... 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
Today, a grand jury handed down felony murder indictments against the three men who killed Ahmaud Arbery.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 24, 2020 at 05:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So, this happened...... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
So, this happened... (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/blueleaks-airs-private-data-from-more-than-200-us-police-agencies/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 23, 2020 at 09:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe. OTOH, he and his people have been very... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Maybe. OTOH, he and his people have been very good about him looking put-together and “presidential” whenever he has to pass before cameras, including moments like that walk from the helicopter. He...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 22, 2020 at 03:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
One can only hope it’s the latter. I won’t hold... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
One can only hope it’s the latter. I won’t hold my breath, though.

Officially, the campaign is claiming that “radical protestors” worked to keep the faithful away. Those are some damned effective...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2020 at 07:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wonder which hurts his ego most; That only... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
I wonder which hurts his ego most; That only 6,200 people came to his Tulsa rally, or that the rally was punked by a bunch of kids on TikTok?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2020 at 04:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Honesht oshiffer, no one wash drivin’ We wuz all... 302 Views / 7 Replies  
Honesht oshiffer, no one wash drivin’ We wuz all inna back shingin’
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2020 at 02:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump has now fired the prosecutor at Barr’s... 302 Views / 7 Replies  
Trump has now fired the prosecutor at Barr’s request. (https://mobile.twitter.com/ZoeTillman/status/1274422844722642945)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 20, 2020 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought your governor issued orders preventing... 19,220 Views / 554 Replies  
I thought your governor issued orders preventing local authorities to do anything on their own?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 20, 2020 at 05:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Night of the Long Knives/Loyalty Firings thread 302 Views / 7 Replies  
Barr Seeks to Fire U.S. Attorney Who Investigated Trump Associates (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/nyregion/us-attorney-manhattan-trump.html)
A late Friday move by Barr to remove a thorn in his...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 20, 2020 at 06:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I always tended to prefer buying Kenmore... 1,919 Views / 129 Replies  
I always tended to prefer buying Kenmore appliances largely because they always came with detailed schematics and parts lists. You could tear down your washer/dryer/oven/etc. following the schematics...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 20, 2020 at 06:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In other Trump administration COVID news... ... 19,220 Views / 554 Replies  
In other Trump administration COVID news...
Trump administration paid millions for test tubes, got unusable mini soda bottles...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 18, 2020 at 05:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I use one of these things to do my morning... 12,977 Views / 126 Replies  
I use one of these things to do my morning pourovers. It does an acceptable job. It's not going to be the same as a barista-sweated-over pourover, but the results are pretty similar. It definitely...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
SCOTUS just ruled (5-4) against Trump in the DACA... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
SCOTUS just ruled (5-4) against Trump in the DACA case. Roberts wrote the majority opinion.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Every city official who knows how much grief the... 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
Every city official who knows how much grief the police union can bring down on their lives for not supporting “law-n-order”?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 17, 2020 at 05:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, they’re going to come down with an opinion... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Well, they’re going to come down with an opinion on releasing his financial records, so he’s more likely trying not to do anything that might antagonize the justices.

If he already knew they were...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 16, 2020 at 02:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SCOTUS just came down with a 6-3 ruling declaring... 387,373 Views / 2,516 Replies  
SCOTUS just came down with a 6-3 ruling declaring it illegal to fire an individual because they identify as gay, LGBTQ, etc. The really interesting thing is the decision was written by Gorsuch, a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2020 at 11:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's an interesting piece over on TidBITS about... 1,919 Views / 129 Replies  
Here's an interesting piece over on TidBITS about the ARM transition. (https://tidbits.com/2020/06/09/the-case-for-arm-based-macs/) Unlike most websites, definitely do read the comments. There's some...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2020 at 08:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trillion. Not billion. Billion is for posers. 616 Views / 4 Replies  
Trillion. Not billion. Billion is for posers.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 14, 2020 at 11:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The best meatloaf is the day-old one that you... 4,452 Views / 134 Replies  
The best meatloaf is the day-old one that you slice thick, pan fry, and make a sandwich with.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 14, 2020 at 04:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trying to use your apartment building's pool... 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
Trying to use your apartment building's pool while black. (https://www.theroot.com/another-day-another-karen-apartment-complex-employee-1844011486)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2020 at 07:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple now worth $1.5 trillion 616 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple becomes the first US company to achieve $1.5 trillion market cap. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/06/today-apple-became-the-first-us-company-worth-1-5-trillion/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 10, 2020 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On the up side (if there is one), the bigger... 1,919 Views / 129 Replies  
On the up side (if there is one), the bigger software companies, like Adobe and Microsoft, have been getting their Intel/Mac products working on ARM for a few years now, so they probably have the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 10, 2020 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Mac transition to ARM to be announced at WWDC? 1,919 Views / 129 Replies  
Ars Technica outlines a Bloomberg report stating that Apple plans to announce the Mac's transition to ARM....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 9, 2020 at 02:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Awhile back, I had to replace the fill valve on... 66,234 Views / 403 Replies  
Awhile back, I had to replace the fill valve on our toilet. No biggie. It’s a simple job.

After installing it, I took a look at the tiny type on the instructions and saw a serious warning that the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 8, 2020 at 04:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's really weird. The message also sounds... 672 Views / 4 Replies  
That's really weird.
The message also sounds like you have a localization problem. Like, AppleMusic thinks you're somewhere outside the US. I mean, it's Iowa, sure, but still...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 8, 2020 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Needy Amin mentioned George Floyd during his... 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
Needy Amin mentioned George Floyd during his self-congratulation over having a 13% unemployment number...
:rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 5, 2020 at 05:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wallpaper Kills Androids 658 Views / 5 Replies  
Apparently, there is an image going around that, when owners of various Android phones use it as their wallpaper, it completely bricks their phone. This video explains...

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Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 5, 2020 at 07:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 4, 2020 at 11:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ugh. Today is one of those maddening Indiana... 84,460 Views / 380 Replies  
Ugh. Today is one of those maddening Indiana weather days, where the temps aren't bad and there's a fantastic breeze blowing through the house, but the humidity is hanging around 1000%, so we need to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 4, 2020 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone else experience a cable outage today? 655 Views / 2 Replies  
Apparently, Comcast went down in a bunch of states across the country today. Many are still down. We were down for over an hour. No idea why the outage happened. Probably antifa, amirite? :P
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2020 at 05:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I felt this "How Many Commandments..." thread was... 1,386 Views / 8 Replies  
I felt this "How Many Commandments..." thread was an appropriate place to post the latest White House publicity photo, following the disaster of his bible-holding photo-op. Somehow, I don't think...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2020 at 01:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
https://scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.288... 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
https://scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/83271047_2960311964024726_1781226943477020021_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=oqgymD4p3s8AX_lw-At&...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2020 at 07:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you’ll find the answer in your first... 48,720 Views / 379 Replies  
I think you’ll find the answer in your first paragraph. White nationalists have been working a long time for opportunities like this to foment their long-dreamed-for race war. Having a black...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2020 at 02:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If my memory serves (which, at my age, it might... 1,324 Views / 9 Replies  
If my memory serves (which, at my age, it might not) 9.2.1 was bug fix release, and 9.2.2 was mostly intended to address issues related to Classic Environment under OSX. I know the last OS9 Mac I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2020 at 01:35 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
SCOTUS rejects church lockdown exemption... 19,220 Views / 554 Replies  
SCOTUS rejects church lockdown exemption (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/29/supreme-court-denies-illinois-churches-lockdown-relief-290185)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2020 at 07:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump... 19,220 Views / 554 Replies  
Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/bad-state-coronavirus-data-trump-reopening-286143)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 29, 2020 at 08:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Technically, Twitter could simply ban Trump for... 951 Views / 12 Replies  
Technically, Twitter could simply ban Trump for violating their TOS. They could have done it years ago. That’s the nuclear option, of course, and god knows what horrors he would unleash on the world...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 28, 2020 at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Leaked draft details Trump plan against tech companies 951 Views / 12 Replies  
A draft of Trump's impending executive order going after the large tech companies (brought about following Twitter's addition of a fact-check link to his posts, and his ensuing meltdown) has been...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 28, 2020 at 10:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's pretty much been his raison d'être since... 19,220 Views / 554 Replies  
That's pretty much been his raison d'être since day-1. Eliminate all traces of the brown man.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 28, 2020 at 07:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The ear bands are made by the same company that... 66,234 Views / 403 Replies  
The ear bands are made by the same company that makes wire coat hangers, Tangle Inc.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 28, 2020 at 07:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Jailbreak your iPhone? Yes, you can! 690 Views / 1 Replies  
Some industrious folks have created a tool that can jailbreak any iPhone running iOS 11 or later....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 27, 2020 at 07:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's certainly been a workhorse all these years.... 484 Views / 6 Replies  
It's certainly been a workhorse all these years. I'd love to do an SSD swap on it, to maybe extend its life some more.

So, I tried subscribing to other podcasts, to see if the problem was just...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 27, 2020 at 07:52 AM, in macOS
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