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Good to hear. I’ll start looking for two 4GB... 72 Views / 6 Replies  
Good to hear. I’ll start looking for two 4GB SODIMMs too. That won’t be as urgent, obviously, since the RAM is “user upgradable” with a little door on the bottom. But it’s something I’ll pay...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks again. I’ll look at the user comments... 72 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks again. I’ll look at the user comments when I review next time. I ordered the CPU and I’m happy to wait a couple of weeks for it to get here. I’ll have time to get heatsink paste and such,...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could be over-correcting. A little too much... 93,863 Views / 594 Replies  
You could be over-correcting. A little too much adds to eye fatigue, which can come across as a harsh feeling as well.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 03:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No smokers anywhere around this machine, but at... 72 Views / 6 Replies  
No smokers anywhere around this machine, but at least a couple of generations of pets and their fur. And dust...pets make dust. :D

I'll look into that upgrade then. Ifixit really does make it...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Transitioning From Desktop and Laptop to Laptop Only 72 Views / 6 Replies  
My 2007 iMac is starting to give me real issues. It's shut itself down - or rather tried to restart and failed - twice now, and the logs are dense with messages about this, that, and this other...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Those highway signs are surprisingly sturdy... ... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
Those highway signs are surprisingly sturdy...

I'd think the driver would have noticed "hey, it's taking a lot of gas pedal to get up to speed..." But I guess not. :err:
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My neighborhood is gated with "private roads." ... 93,863 Views / 594 Replies  
My neighborhood is gated with "private roads." We pay for road upkeep. And street light power. And oh by the way, those pesky, failure-prone powered gates (which sometimes get trashed by trashed...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen “no outlet” streets with several “dead... 93,863 Views / 594 Replies  
I’ve seen “no outlet” streets with several “dead end” side streets. Yes, there are places to turn off of this street. No, you can’t get out of the neighborhood that way.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2019 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It could be something to do with how your... 415 Views / 4 Replies  
It could be something to do with how your provider handles IMAP, thus a “well known issue” for them...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2019 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
No problems here. I use Mail all the time, both... 415 Views / 4 Replies  
No problems here. I use Mail all the time, both with regular IMAP and Google’s particular flavor of IMAP. No issues whatsoever.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 16, 2019 at 09:46 PM, in Applications
Well, yeah. But I’m a professional and all... ... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
Well, yeah. But I’m a professional and all... :)

If I could just NOT notice this stuff now and then, I might just be able to ignore it most of the time.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2019 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to point out that my profession requires... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
I have to point out that my profession requires me to assess people's behaviors, both in a psychosocial sense and as adaptations to dysfunction and disability, and unfortunately for me I cannot turn...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Will any of the cluster machines need iCloud... 591 Views / 6 Replies  
Will any of the cluster machines need iCloud access? If not, turn it off. If so, I think iCloud looks at more than just sign in credentials, so the machine name may help avoid hiccups in the cloud.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM, in macOS
Where is that "hidden" preference setting? I'm... 332 Views / 5 Replies  
Where is that "hidden" preference setting? I'm certain I have some 32-bit only apps that will eventually wind up running in High Sierra and Mojave. Does it just not work in Mojave, or are there...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM, in macOS
1Password supports iCloud. That's probably the... 2,573 Views / 31 Replies  
1Password supports iCloud. That's probably the best choice if Dropbox gets to be too chintzy on you. And one I'll probably go with the moment Dropbox gives me any trouble.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2019 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not really, and I am apparently one of the few... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
Not really, and I am apparently one of the few people who understands that, if you're using a telephone you DON'T have to shout for the other person to hear you.

I also hold my cell phone (iPhone...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2019 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t block “everyone not in my contacts” for... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
I can’t block “everyone not in my contacts” for reasons similar to yours, Andi. But I have a clip from “Powerhouse” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaC0vNLdLvY) as my default ring tone, with custom...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2019 at 02:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Related to the spam text thing, I get spam calls... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
Related to the spam text thing, I get spam calls from "almost my number." As in if my number is area code 210 987 1234, the spam calls come from 210 987 xxxx. That's not even close to my number,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2019 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fishing line is pretty close to "cheap... 8,240 Views / 158 Replies  
Fishing line is pretty close to "cheap fiberoptic," so that's part of your problem.

Heavy black cotton button thread, on the other hand, may just do the job. It's cheap, non-polluting, and easy...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 13, 2019 at 08:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hopefully the residents of those phones were... 8,240 Views / 158 Replies  
Hopefully the residents of those phones were deceased prior to your disassembling them... It's an "ewwwwww" kind of job to clean out deceased residents, but it's worse when they ain't quite dead. I...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 11, 2019 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks! Of course it is an ellipse, but also of... 1,313 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks! Of course it is an ellipse, but also of course that word was just refusing to come to the surface of my brain.

And of course you're right. That ellipse is exactly the thing. It's a...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Math Geek Question 1,313 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a right circular cylinder, (circle on the x-z axes) and a plane on the x-z axes. If the plane is tilted 40 degrees from the y axis of the cylinder, is there a straightforward and direct (i.e....
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Volt-Amps is the power capacity of the battery... 2,698 Views / 28 Replies  
Volt-Amps is the power capacity of the battery backed portion of the UPS. More is better.

Depending on which Mac you are using, and the power requirements of your external drives, you want enough...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:35 PM, in Applications
Plane schedules are a lot more flexible than... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
Plane schedules are a lot more flexible than train schedules. Especially British train schedules.

It's not like they won't run the 9:47 to Bristol if they don't sell enough seats, like the way...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 8, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I guess I'm a relic. I thought EVERYBODY knew... 2,698 Views / 28 Replies  
I guess I'm a relic. I thought EVERYBODY knew what uninterruptible power supplies were... I've used them on everything since a lightning strike near my house killed a bunch of my electronics.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 8, 2019 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
I get the feeling that "passed my lips" includes... 8,240 Views / 158 Replies  
I get the feeling that "passed my lips" includes a large range of audio volumes. Under your breath, fully out loud, "intended for Adobe to actually hear you curse them.

I've had related...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't have issues getting in to see someone for... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
I don't have issues getting in to see someone for things like a sore throat. I have issues with my clinic changing my PCM... My health care is through the military, and our clinic is very...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check power to both your computer and your TM... 2,698 Views / 28 Replies  
Check power to both your computer and your TM device. I have both my iMac and its external drive (its Time Machine drive) on an UPS for this very reason. Either the iMac or the external drive was...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:05 PM, in Applications
Yep. Red underneath and nobody will see the gaps. 8,240 Views / 158 Replies  
Yep. Red underneath and nobody will see the gaps.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2019 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Stupid motorcycle riding, or "overcome by... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
Stupid motorcycle riding, or "overcome by conditions?" Either way, I hope that guy bought a lottery ticket right away!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2019 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it’s a “proper” prop, only the top layer... 8,240 Views / 158 Replies  
If it’s a “proper” prop, only the top layer really has to be anything at all....

But I’m assuming that there’s a reason for 100 or so apples. And I kinda think it has to do with “upsetting” that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 27, 2019 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tech forums, in general, not just... 5,694 Views / 66 Replies  
Tech forums, in general, not just audio/computer/AV/electronics tech, seem to be overall pretty darn slow. I follow a few technical boards related to firearms, and most of them are snooze city as...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2019 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I recommend trying Opera and Chrome. They have... 2,387 Views / 5 Replies  
I recommend trying Opera and Chrome. They have different plusses and minuses, but between Safari, Opera and Chrome, you'll be able to see if it's a browser issue.

Also, this article explains...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in macOS
I've traveled to places I never expected to go,... 3,444 Views / 14 Replies  
I've traveled to places I never expected to go, and not been to places I always wanted to go. It is not a zero sum experience.

I think everyone in relatively wealthy countries should visit very...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2019 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
More interesting is that the security updates... 3,998 Views / 2 Replies  
More interesting is that the security updates page is extremely vague, "Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2019 at 08:35 PM, in Networking
I think, from the number of different tram... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
I think, from the number of different tram drivers we’ve seen NOT flinching, that they are actually trained to not screw up by flinching and slamming on the brakes. Something like “When the idiot...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2019 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lane splitting is illegal in Texas, and given the... 4,050 Views / 32 Replies  
Lane splitting is illegal in Texas, and given the way most Texas drivers behave, that’s a good thing.

The problem with splitting is that the cyclist doesn’t have any way to know what the motorists...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2019 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think a minicopter is better for chasing cats... 65,121 Views / 393 Replies  
I think a minicopter is better for chasing cats than a vacuum. Mine all scatter when the vacuum turns on - anywhere in the house. But something that flies around and makes a little noise is a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2019 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to stoke a little fire here, my local paper... 5,694 Views / 66 Replies  
Just to stoke a little fire here, my local paper featured an item about this subject (https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/commentary/article/Recession-vs-removals-What-slowed-Mexican-14029162.php). ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2019 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a WHOLE lot of water on that road, but... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
There was a WHOLE lot of water on that road, but it’s really easy to not grasp that while you’re riding. And maybe the water collecting on the road was from heavier rain uphill, because it looks...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2019 at 10:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had initially expected something horrible to... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
I had initially expected something horrible to happen to the motorcyclist... No, it was a moron being a moron, and getting an object lesson in physics along the way.

Is that a Camaro that just...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 22, 2019 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
While visiting Cozumel, my wife and I bought a... 4,690 Views / 27 Replies  
While visiting Cozumel, my wife and I bought a variety of high-cocoa chocolates, all locally made. They are excellent.

I find that milk chocolate tastes bland, flat and (usually) overly sweet,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://media.giphy.com/media/sBl8Fowq0ErFC/giphy.... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
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Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an app on my iPad for checking Texas... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
I have an app on my iPad for checking Texas Lottery tickets. It reads the barcode and tells you if that ticket is a winner or not. If it says "this ticket is not a winner," the way to get out of...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 18, 2019 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Without a warning, having your password expire -... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
Without a warning, having your password expire - especially a password for something you log into not-too-regularly - is much more than a minor irritant.

My work passwords are the other way...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2019 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Artworks-wise, yeah. His particular works... 8,563 Views / 69 Replies  
Artworks-wise, yeah. His particular works are...OK. But for leading the pack out of the fog of Impressionism, that he deserves kudos for.

And by “fog,” I mean the sense that by Gauguin’s time it...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2019 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beto's biggest asset is that he almost beat Cruz,... 1,796 Views / 20 Replies  
Beto's biggest asset is that he almost beat Cruz, without any PAC money, without even real support from the state party until late in the game, just real grassroots support. He nearly beat an...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 15, 2019 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If the cam driver was actually paying attention,... 45,768 Views / 396 Replies  
If the cam driver was actually paying attention, yes he could have avoided the accident. He seems to have just stayed at the same speed, despite conditions. Not paying attention, not alcohol or...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 15, 2019 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Conans Pizza, Austin, TX. Deep Pan Pizza baked... 8,563 Views / 69 Replies  
Conans Pizza, Austin, TX. Deep Pan Pizza baked in a magical oven... They don't call it "Chicago Style" or anything like that. Excellent (thick) crust, great ingredients, a sauce that makes other...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 13, 2019 at 02:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Because Mail is kind of stupid when it comes to... 14,985 Views / 242 Replies  
Because Mail is kind of stupid when it comes to spam filtering, I go through my Junk folder on a regular basis. I get "please confirm your unsubscribe request" emails constantly. That's what the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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