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Poll: I've been washing my hands like three times as... 1,208 Views / 35 Replies  
I've been washing my hands like three times as often as before, so my right thumbprint isn't being recognized as consistently as it used to be. My phone still likes my left thumb though.

Hand...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Offshoring so many “insignificant” products -... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Offshoring so many “insignificant” products - like masks - has done a lot of harm. Offshoring other things, like pharmaceuticals, was a slowly growing problem already. It just wasn’t as obvious...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 7, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wow. We’re having to make do with quarts of half... 8,797 Views / 100 Replies  
Wow. We’re having to make do with quarts of half and half. We usually buy a half gallon of half and half, and it lasts as much as 3 weeks. But our local grocery isn’t stocking that size, or even...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And now he’s in ICU. So much for his “herd... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
And now he’s in ICU. So much for his “herd immunity” ideas, eh?
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody else could buy ANY sanitizer for themselves changes it to something beyond that.

One or two hurricanes ago, a lot of states wrote or toughened...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the pun) supplies in the process. Buy low, sell high is one thing, but this guy basically bought up everything, leaving nothing for anyone else.

It...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 2, 2020 at 07:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The big box places around here seem to be staying... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
The big box places around here seem to be staying busy, and they aren’t (apparently) controlling the number of people in the stores. Every time I pass the closest Home Depot, the parking lot is...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 1, 2020 at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My brother in LA says he’s doing fine. He was... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
My brother in LA says he’s doing fine. He was doing plenty of work from home before, so he’s fine. His coworkers are similarly well employed (he’s in software). He complains about having to queue...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2020 at 06:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In part it’s drama. Otherwise it’s poor time... 153,324 Views / 629 Replies  
In part it’s drama. Otherwise it’s poor time management on the teacher’s part.

As an instructor at the community college level, I was regularly evaluated on my time management (among tons of...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re using basic “surgical-style” masks, and our... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
We’re using basic “surgical-style” masks, and our small stock of N95s are held in reserve in case any patient winds up being diagnosed.

Our masking rules’ rationale is two-fold. First, it’s...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2020 at 09:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Working my tail off lately. Our staffing has... 1,208 Views / 35 Replies  
Working my tail off lately. Our staffing has taken a hit to some extent. Schools closed means some coworkers can’t come in, and others are having (different) health issues because of the wonderful...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Corporate decided that because a) lots of... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Corporate decided that because a) lots of employees were freaked out about working with patients who might have been exposed and b) lots of patients are freaked out about being in a hospital right...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
On the bright side, Los Angeles has cleaner air... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
On the bright side, Los Angeles has cleaner air than it’s had in decades... ( https://la.curbed.com/2020/3/26/21195699/pollution-los-angeles-traffic-coronavirus )
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Any mask is better than no mask when in an... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Any mask is better than no mask when in an exposure situation. N95 masks that aren’t properly fitted will work about as well as a standard droplet precaution mask - your basic “surgical” mask - as...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 08:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Laminar, don’t be hard on yourself for that minor... 4,822 Views / 42 Replies  
Laminar, don’t be hard on yourself for that minor goof. My wife, who has baked for a long time, accidentally used “spreadable” butter when making chocolate chip cookies today. They put a little...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, the Chloroquine angle appears to work. ... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Actually, the Chloroquine angle appears to work. It's been used to treat SARS, and Novel Corona is a SARS family virus. The guy who died took chloroquine phosphate, an aquarium additive, NOT an...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 24, 2020 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I’m still working, pretty much as normal. We’re... 1,208 Views / 35 Replies  
I’m still working, pretty much as normal. We’re a rehab hospital; we get folks after they’re “stable,” which doesn’t mean “not still really, really sick.

There are some adaptations. We have very...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 18, 2020 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wearing an ill fitting N95 mask makes you both... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Wearing an ill fitting N95 mask makes you both vulnerable and complacent. If it doesn’t fit properly, it’s worthless, but you get that warm feeling that you’re “doing something,” when you really...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 18, 2020 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For an N95 mask to do YOU any good, it must be... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
For an N95 mask to do YOU any good, it must be properly fitted. They come in a variety of sizes and designs, each of which fits various faces in various ways. You can't just grab a mask and expect...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 16, 2020 at 09:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My bank offers that sort of deposit. Take a pic... 468 Views / 1 Replies  
My bank offers that sort of deposit. Take a pic of front and back (typically with their app), verify the amount is correct, and POW, it's in my account.

That 5 business day processing thing comes...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 15, 2020 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I see a new purpose to receiving a daily... 153,324 Views / 629 Replies  
I see a new purpose to receiving a daily newspaper... As long as you skip the glossy ads, anyway. ;D
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. The closest Chic-Fil-A store to my... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
Agreed. The closest Chic-Fil-A store to my location has TWO drive through lanes and is constantly a source of traffic snarling. The one good thing this slump in their business has caused - the...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am an occupational therapist working in an... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
I am an occupational therapist working in an acute rehabilitation hospital. I currently have a patient who went from "mild flu" to coma in about a week. A working age adult with no real medical...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 12, 2020 at 07:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Water intoxication is the formal term for... 924 Views / 10 Replies  
Water intoxication is the formal term for pathological overhydration.

There have been a few cases of Air Force Basic Trainees actually dying from this. Too much water dilutes essential...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 12, 2020 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From my professional world: the sock aid. It... 766 Views / 12 Replies  
From my professional world: the sock aid. It does one thing...it helps you put on socks without bending over to touch your feet, a problem for plenty of people for a variety of medical reasons. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What I make of them is this: we need to actually... 924 Views / 10 Replies  
What I make of them is this: we need to actually study such compounds as LSD to learn what they actually do - and hopefully maybe even how they do it.

Clearly, massive doses of LSD are not benign....
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Depending on the reason for your regret, I can... 8,797 Views / 100 Replies  
Depending on the reason for your regret, I can understand.

For the last 10+ years, I've been a "cups per day" rather than "pots per day" coffee addict. While I was on active duty, I'd go through...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 8, 2020 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How can they be bad? They're gluten free! ... 4,822 Views / 42 Replies  
How can they be bad? They're gluten free!

;D

Honestly, for me corn puffs are either a cheese-flavored powder delivery device or just lightly dusted biopeanuts. Unless the powder is worth my...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 8, 2020 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd plug it in to a computer and do a wipe it... 1,307 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd plug it in to a computer and do a wipe it locally. That will let you set it up the way you want. A remote wipe through "Find My iPhone" will let you restore the phone later, but you still need...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 8, 2020 at 01:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The CDC estimates... 6,391 Views / 301 Replies  
The CDC estimates (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm) that from October - 2019 through February 29, 2020, there have been:
34-49 MILLION influenza cases...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 7, 2020 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The culprit will be lucky if he only buggered up... 94,608 Views / 542 Replies  
The culprit will be lucky if he only buggered up the intake cowling, making it a “very expensive” oops. If the damage affected EVEN ONE fan blade, it becomes orders of magnitude more expensive.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 5, 2020 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yesterday it hit 79F here in San Antonio, and... 75,124 Views / 373 Replies  
Yesterday it hit 79F here in San Antonio, and today’s supposed to be similar, with lows in the 60s.

Just last week we had a hard freeze (a bit later than typical for here, IIRC).

I have my...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 1, 2020 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, is the Ethiopian coffee folks are buying any... 8,797 Views / 100 Replies  
So, is the Ethiopian coffee folks are buying any specific brand/style/etc? Starbucks has an Ethiopian coffee, and even WalMart has one (in their Great Value brand).

Or are we only talking about...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The date/time stamps confused me. Snow in June? 19,963 Views / 140 Replies  
The date/time stamps confused me. Snow in June?
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 19, 2020 at 09:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fair enough. But take it easy and get better. ... 28,318 Views / 301 Replies  
Fair enough. But take it easy and get better. I'm looking forward to more interesting props, locations, etc.
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 18, 2020 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird, but I'm glad you got it going. 2,022 Views / 9 Replies  
Weird, but I'm glad you got it going.
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 17, 2020 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wright certainly did push the move from Nouveau... 29,287 Views / 111 Replies  
Wright certainly did push the move from Nouveau to Deco in just about everything. With a fairly good dash of Arts and Crafts design thrown in. And I personally don't think of Wright as "overrated"...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 17, 2020 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That sounds like it's gonna work then. ... 2,022 Views / 9 Replies  
That sounds like it's gonna work then.

Here's how I'd do it:
External boot to Win10, look at (and maybe adjust) the card settings, then (assuming the settings stick :\) boot into OS X and enjoy.
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 17, 2020 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, his draftsmanship is what many of us... 29,287 Views / 111 Replies  
Yeah, his draftsmanship is what many of us aspired to approach. At least back in the days of pencils and drawing boards. Crisp, yet still artistic; a study in the art of the line. Sigh.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You probably missed that clogged nozzle because... 28,318 Views / 301 Replies  
You probably missed that clogged nozzle because you were coming down with the flu. Yes, that can be a thing. Before you notice that the large truck has slammed into you, your body is already...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can Windows natively see all the Pro’s hardware? ... 2,022 Views / 9 Replies  
Can Windows natively see all the Pro’s hardware? Running Windows on my iMac (Boot Camp), I seemed to not be able to quite see all the hardware details, but I assume that was a function of the Apple...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
From a practical standpoint, many of his... 29,287 Views / 111 Replies  
From a practical standpoint, many of his structures were far prettier than usable. Falling Water, for example, is lovely to behold, but not at all practical to live in.

From an artistic...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 15, 2020 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds great! I've never gotten into the... 2,022 Views / 9 Replies  
Sounds great!

I've never gotten into the Pros. Cost was a primary factor at first, then that annoying question came up: "What will I do with all that computing power?" As in the stupid...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 15, 2020 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I’m picky about doughnuts. Enough so that I... 4,822 Views / 42 Replies  
I’m picky about doughnuts. Enough so that I actually fully spell the thing. ;)

I am mildly entertained by basic cake doughnuts, but without glaze or other toppings or coatings. On the other...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 13, 2020 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. I still have a Yahoo account, and a... 2,000 Views / 10 Replies  
Same here. I still have a Yahoo account, and a Southwestern Bell account, which are associated with a bunch of stuff I enrolled in long before Gmail arrived. And I’ve done the work to keep those...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 13, 2020 at 07:43 PM, in Networking
Where I grew up, we had a small, local pizza shop... 4,214 Views / 78 Replies  
Where I grew up, we had a small, local pizza shop called Rosie’s. They made thin crust pizza with a variety of optional toppings, as far as I remember, they were “traditional” toppings. Their...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 1, 2020 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Domino’s started in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the home... 4,214 Views / 78 Replies  
Domino’s started in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the home of the University of Michigan. College students and “food” is a complex subject, and I think it’s important to understand Domino’s roots vis-à-vis...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 28, 2020 at 10:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't do sugar in coffee, but my wife does. So... 8,797 Views / 100 Replies  
I don't do sugar in coffee, but my wife does. So when I set up the pour-over, I put the sugar in first. The brew drips into the sugar and it mixes pretty well in the process. Then half-and-half...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2020 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Our local grocery chain, H-E-B, has Italian made... 4,214 Views / 78 Replies  
Our local grocery chain, H-E-B, has Italian made frozen pizzas. We get the 4-cheese variety and add a few things: pepperoni, black olives and mushrooms, and a TON of "pizza cheese blend". It bakes...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2020 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've found that iOS sometimes needs you to re-log... 3,759 Views / 18 Replies  
I've found that iOS sometimes needs you to re-log in to iCloud for it to work properly. Maybe iPad OS does too, but I have not had that be as noticeable.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 23, 2020 at 07:21 PM, in macOS
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