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Made good use of my discount, new snow tires all... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Made good use of my discount, new snow tires all around.

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Posted by Laminar, on Today at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Using an adapter requires having an adapter,... 23,264 Views / 216 Replies  
Using an adapter requires having an adapter, using a cable requires having a cable - both things that are easily lost, broken, or forgotten. You could just as easily say that there are no downsides...
Posted by Laminar, on Today at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The iPhoto/Photos library going to a single file... 13,346 Views / 97 Replies  
The iPhoto/Photos library going to a single file requiring you to "Show Package Contents" to actually get at your pictures is similar, no? I don't necessarily need to write to those files, but on...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 05:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How high up does Wellsville go? If you're 10 feet... 127 Views / 7 Replies  
How high up does Wellsville go? If you're 10 feet above the ground, are you still in Wellsville? 1000 feet? 10,000?
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The dumbest thing that Windows XP did (okay, not... 13,346 Views / 97 Replies  
The dumbest thing that Windows XP did (okay, not the dumbest, but one of a huuuuge number of dumb things) was to have the C drive contents hidden by default. I set up so many XP machines and every...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 04:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm interested in what was lost. 13,346 Views / 97 Replies  
I'm interested in what was lost.
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
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Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But I'd pay $45/hr not to interact with a... 23,037 Views / 312 Replies  
But I'd pay $45/hr not to interact with a cashier, so it all evens out.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird, all of my cars have the odo visible at all... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Weird, all of my cars have the odo visible at all times. The trip meter can be shown or hidden, though.

Dropped my car off last night to get snow tires installed today, only to wake up to several...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, the messages require acknowledgement, so I... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Well, the messages require acknowledgement, so I can't just ignore them. I'll look into the script. Maybe the Mac Pro Upgrade Facebook group has some ideas, they are the ones that recommended this...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Didn't have anything planned for dinner last... 400 Views / 29 Replies  
Didn't have anything planned for dinner last night so I whipped up some fried rice with whatever we had lying around.

- 1.5 C Jasmine rice
- 4 eggs
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 C peas
- 2 carrots,...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Gah - now whenever the computer wakes up, it gets... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Gah - now whenever the computer wakes up, it gets mad that I improperly ejected all hard drives on the USB3 card. Apparently in 2014/2015 this was a "known issue" but no one has a solution for it...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2019 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait...what car is that?? That sounds...awful.... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Wait...what car is that?? That sounds...awful. Like...they expect you to reach through the steering wheel to access some functions?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2019 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In OS X, through the new USB 3 PCI card. Remember... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
In OS X, through the new USB 3 PCI card. Remember when Macs were expandable? It's nice.

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Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2019 at 03:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use the white distilled stuff in the laundry to... 5,371 Views / 26 Replies  
I use the white distilled stuff in the laundry to get the musty stuff out. Bleach couldn't touch it, but vinegar gets the towels smelling fresh again.

We had a recent bout of fruit flies, to the...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 9, 2019 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh dang. I was doing it from a distance on the... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Oh dang. I was doing it from a distance on the projector and couldn't even see that they were different tests. I just thought it was a way to compare different drives. That makes a lot more sense.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I bought a 10TB external drive. Hooked it... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Okay, I bought a 10TB external drive. Hooked it up to the Windows 10 box and made an SMB share. The only problem is that when speed testing the read/write, it's garbage.

The top two are internal...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
All green stars. 23,037 Views / 312 Replies  
All green stars.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We started getting Jasmine rice from Trader... 400 Views / 29 Replies  
We started getting Jasmine rice from Trader Joe's. Cooking it in chicken broth instead of water add even more richness and flavor to a dish.

We ran out of the Jasmine and tried to make some...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use whatever I got in a Christmas gift box... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
I use whatever I got in a Christmas gift box years ago. I'm not good about cleaning my cars.

I do use Meguiar's leather treatment stuff and treat the leather a few times a year, that stuff will...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do four minors make a major? 23,037 Views / 312 Replies  
Do four minors make a major?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wife can't use AirPods, they fall right out. They... 23,264 Views / 216 Replies  
Wife can't use AirPods, they fall right out. They work great for me, I can whip my head all over and they don't move.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 4, 2019 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We usually get about 12 kids a year. This year my... 494 Views / 9 Replies  
We usually get about 12 kids a year. This year my wife was proud that she grabbed candy early, and that she got both good candy and also peanut-free candy.

A total of about 320 pieces of candy.
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Posted by Laminar, on Oct 31, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. Supreme Court Judges (Evangelicals got their... 343 Views / 8 Replies  
1. Supreme Court Judges (Evangelicals got their wish)
2. Economy is doing great (through untenable deficit spending that will eventually crash hard)
3. Anti-immigrant sentiment risen (racists are...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 28, 2019 at 08:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The Sharpie is a nice touch. 22,466 Views / 297 Replies  
The Sharpie is a nice touch.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 25, 2019 at 09:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know if you've said this before - is this... 11,552 Views / 212 Replies  
I don't know if you've said this before - is this going to be like a Sundance thing or other kind of indie release? Or is it straight to Victrola?
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 24, 2019 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes! I didn't check that they'd swap over, but... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Yes! I didn't check that they'd swap over, but I'm assuming they will. Here's hoping...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 23, 2019 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Found some winter wheels on Facebook last night.... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Found some winter wheels on Facebook last night. Originally for a 2018 Fusion but they share the same bolt pattern and center bore as the MKX. The Fusion uses 12mm wheel studs and the MKX used 14mm...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We did it for my car a couple years back - road... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
We did it for my car a couple years back - road trips are fun, listening to podcasts, eating out, grabbing a hotel room. This time we couldn't ditch the kids anywhere on short notice and didn't want...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 21, 2019 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I sold the wife's car last week after 7 years and... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
I sold the wife's car last week after 7 years and 120,000 miles. So the the wife needed a car. I'd been keeping my eyes peeled for months for the right car, and I had it narrowed down to three by...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 21, 2019 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife nailed a snowbank in her car last year,... 10,019 Views / 95 Replies  
My wife nailed a snowbank in her car last year, it really tore up the front bumper, I ended up cutting off an entire corner so we could keep driving it. I ordered a new front bumper and took it to a...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They're different shades of dark, though. 23,264 Views / 216 Replies  
They're different shades of dark, though.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 16, 2019 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rain-X has an interior anti-fog. It's pretty... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Rain-X has an interior anti-fog. It's pretty good, but requires good application so that it doesn't look smeary, which I've only managed once.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 14, 2019 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's Rain-X at a stoplight after getting off of... 141,759 Views / 943 Replies  
Here's Rain-X at a stoplight after getting off of the interstate. The little drops blow back at high speeds and become bigger drops.
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Posted by Laminar, on Oct 11, 2019 at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FUN! How'd it do? 18,313 Views / 440 Replies  
FUN! How'd it do?
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 11, 2019 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't wait. 18,313 Views / 440 Replies  
Can't wait.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dropbox lets you "rewind" back 1-6 months. I know... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Dropbox lets you "rewind" back 1-6 months. I know TM is "as far back as you have space for," but I don't know how far back that is, and because it deletes old stuff automatically to make room for...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Alexa keeps trying to give me more or additional... 24,937 Views / 166 Replies  
Alexa keeps trying to give me more or additional information beyond what I asked for. I've caught myself almost telling her to "shut the **** up" in front of my kids. Is there a setting I can disable...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This photo library has been with me through seven... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
This photo library has been with me through seven computers, a couple of which suffered hard drive failures. I've dug through the Photos library and found what should be the image files, but nothing...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I started at 10TB and I'm still at 10TB. ... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
I started at 10TB and I'm still at 10TB.

First post:


Now:
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Upload speeds are fine, but I have a 2TB monthly... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Upload speeds are fine, but I have a 2TB monthly cap with a penalty for additional usage, so the first backup would hurt.

Google Drive charges $100/month for 10TB. Dropbox only offers up to 3TB....
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also I just discovered that my 3TB "Home Folders"... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Also I just discovered that my 3TB "Home Folders" drive is within 100GB of being filled up, too. Great. So new 10TB external for TM backups, then yank the existing 5TB external and make that the new...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My oldest is 6 and he's had soda... 1,131 Views / 15 Replies  
My oldest is 6 and he's had soda maybe...like...three times in his life?

I think we're shooting ourselves in the foot with the youngest one though. When I was still traveling and the older one was...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I physically shuddered. 1,131 Views / 15 Replies  
I physically shuddered.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 07:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hahahaha, I bought the glass refrigerator storage... 1,131 Views / 15 Replies  
Hahahaha, I bought the glass refrigerator storage containers for her. She still raves about how it's one of the best gifts I've ever bought her.

The dryer has an auto setting but I tell it to go...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, so I do an 8TB external drive... 1,422 Views / 26 Replies  
Okay, so I do an 8TB external drive (https://amzn.to/2B5VUj3) for $140 and if (when?) that fails get another single drive and just start fresh with a new backup?
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I FORGOT ABOUT THE ****ING DRYER BALLS. "You... 1,131 Views / 15 Replies  
I FORGOT ABOUT THE ****ING DRYER BALLS.

"You put a safety pin in them and they remove all static!"

No they ****ing don't. All of my clothes were stuck to all of my clothes. It's okay though,...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 03:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I sure hope there's a product you can sell me! 987 Views / 7 Replies  
I sure hope there's a product you can sell me!
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In what case would something illegal be reported... 2,984 Views / 61 Replies  
In what case would something illegal be reported on one's taxes, that wouldn't have already been acted on? Is the thought that he would have reported sources of income that the IRS wouldn't have...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 12:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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