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Tech forums, in general, not just... 1,113 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... 970 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,... 874 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... 820 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... 34,144 Views / 356 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... 1,098 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... 52,839 Views / 389 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... 1,113 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... 34,144 Views / 356 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... 34,144 Views / 356 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... 1,681 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.... 34,144 Views / 356 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... 6,782 Views / 185 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 -... 6,782 Views / 185 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... 3,227 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,... 696 Views / 14 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,... 34,144 Views / 356 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... 3,227 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... 6,782 Views / 185 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
Assuming rules and standards can be developed for... 1,685 Views / 15 Replies  
Assuming rules and standards can be developed for commercial, low-altitude, autonomous vehicles, I'm not too much against it.

However that's a BIG assumption. And I almost never need something -...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Frankly, iTunes grew into bloatware, so it's not... 1,860 Views / 8 Replies  
Frankly, iTunes grew into bloatware, so it's not surprising that a new, music-only application could be faster. However, I haven't seen much more than "this is new and wonderful" from Apple, so I...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM, in Applications
And... Have you turned your laptop OFF and then... 1,837 Views / 14 Replies  
And... Have you turned your laptop OFF and then restarted it recently? That is seriously a first step to figuring out what's going on.

If, after a cold restart (not "Restart" but off and then...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM, in macOS
I occasionally discover Canadian change even down... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
I occasionally discover Canadian change even down here in Texas. Of course, since I grew up near Detroit, I already know what I'm looking at, so it's pretty easy to spot them.

As for the quarters...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 5, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
AT&T and Verizon almost certainly do NOT build... 2,317 Views / 21 Replies  
AT&T and Verizon almost certainly do NOT build their own cell site equipment. Companies like Siemens, Samsung, Nokia-Erickson and maybe others build the radio systems and much of the data portion as...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 1, 2019 at 07:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beats the heck out of Abcde...(AB sid ee). And... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
Beats the heck out of Abcde...(AB sid ee). And yes I've encountered that in a putative adult. Her mother was my patient for some sort of orthopedic issue, and did not otherwise seem psychotic.
...
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2019 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Writing annual performance reports, and award and... 2,416 Views / 11 Replies  
Writing annual performance reports, and award and decoration recommendations in the Air Force gave me the opportunity to craft compelling verbiage that obliged the reader to prioritize the candidate...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2019 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clothes pins are da bomb. 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
Clothes pins are da bomb.
Posted by ghporter, on May 23, 2019 at 09:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Parallels documentation should tell you about... 898 Views / 12 Replies  
The Parallels documentation should tell you about how to install OS X as a guest OS. Apparently Parallels 13 works fine with Mountain Lion as a guest OS....
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2019 at 09:20 PM, in macOS
I loved how Tim could crack everybody else up,... 774 Views / 2 Replies  
I loved how Tim could crack everybody else up, and how much fun they had on those shows - particularly when Tim would mess with everybody.
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2019 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I remember studying “The 7 Bridges of Konigsberg”... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
I remember studying “The 7 Bridges of Konigsberg” problem in college. It started out as a bit of a free for all, with several of us simply trying to draw a solution (on paper). Then the professor...
Posted by ghporter, on May 12, 2019 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Select “Directions.” At the top of the page are... 2,688 Views / 2 Replies  
Select “Directions.” At the top of the page are shown your start and destination locations. Under the destination box it shows Car, Bus/Train, Walk, Cab, and Bike, which may be just off screen on...
Posted by ghporter, on May 12, 2019 at 03:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm aware of this, and that it actually saves a... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
I'm aware of this, and that it actually saves a lot of fuel. This guy's route went past us after multiple right turns... I'm pretty sure it's more a matter of the driver not knowing our (pretty...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2019 at 01:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True. It was delivered a little while after I... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
True. It was delivered a little while after I posted. The driver said he was covering this route "to help a guy out," so the twisty-turny path makes a little more sense. But just a little. :D
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow...... I'm a parent (as if it wasn't already... 2,765 Views / 51 Replies  
Wow...... I'm a parent (as if it wasn't already obvious). That's petrifying.
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What in the wide, wide world of sports is the... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
What in the wide, wide world of sports is the logic/algorithm/magic behind a UPS delivery route?

There's a package on its way for my wife. UPS lets you track the truck. It has gone past, around,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 07:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From my experience, it’s hard to goof up... 1,126 Views / 14 Replies  
From my experience, it’s hard to goof up installing Virtual Box if you follow the instructions, have enough free space, etc. I’d restart the physical machine and try again.

I have VB running on a...
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 09:22 AM, in macOS
I didn't see any real curve for VB. Keep in mind... 1,126 Views / 14 Replies  
I didn't see any real curve for VB. Keep in mind that Parallels has paid advertising and Virtual Box does not, so some of what you've read may be advertising rather than real experience.

Both...
Posted by ghporter, on May 8, 2019 at 08:57 PM, in macOS
Um.... That's a CH46 Sea Knight, the... 34,144 Views / 356 Replies  
Um....

That's a CH46 Sea Knight, the "little brother" of the CH47 Chinook. A solid, dependable and hard working cargo helicopter, primarily used by US Navy and Marines.

Sea Knights are...
Posted by ghporter, on May 8, 2019 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Parallels allows you to run Windows on an OS X... 1,126 Views / 14 Replies  
Parallels allows you to run Windows on an OS X host, but it can also let you run other OS X versions as well. However, I recall hearing of people having issues with Parallels "playing well" with...
Posted by ghporter, on May 8, 2019 at 02:19 PM, in macOS
That's true. There's one restroom at work that... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
That's true. There's one restroom at work that has a regular toilet - no auto flush robot - and when I use that one, I have to pay attention. The (nearly always inappropriately timed) auto flush...
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2019 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I concur. Flip down the lid, it eases itself... 6,782 Views / 185 Replies  
I concur. Flip down the lid, it eases itself down while you’re walking to the sink to wash up. Much preferable to “lower the thing gently so it won’t slam down and break” type seats.
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2019 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I saw it Thursday evening. HOLY... 1,247 Views / 15 Replies  
My wife and I saw it Thursday evening. HOLY MOTHER SQUEAKING SPONGE BALLS!!!!!! How was that a 3+ hour movie? Ok, the clock says so, but - without making it seem like everything was pushed too...
Posted by ghporter, on May 5, 2019 at 03:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree about the clumsy name. For most... 52,839 Views / 389 Replies  
I have to agree about the clumsy name. For most of us in the US, “Native Americans Day” might work well. Unfortunately, the first indigenous peoples Columbus and his bunch encountered were living...
Posted by ghporter, on May 5, 2019 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In a flash of enlightenment, I decided to simply... 933 Views / 9 Replies  
In a flash of enlightenment, I decided to simply burn two discs, with half of the stories on each disc. DUH!

That still leaves unanswered how I got more than the capacity of the CD onto that CD...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 04:31 PM, in Applications
Here's the problem, I think. The 15 tracks read... 933 Views / 9 Replies  
Here's the problem, I think. The 15 tracks read as 15 separate volumes, with their associated overhead.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 02:50 PM, in Applications
So I’ll have to somehow put the pictures I want... 748 Views / 3 Replies  
So I’ll have to somehow put the pictures I want to keep handy in some other folder/album... Not ideal, but neither is having 2200 pictures on my phone.

Now I gotta figure out how to do that...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 01:52 PM, in iOS Apps
Good call, reader. I’ll check that in a bit. 933 Views / 9 Replies  
Good call, reader. I’ll check that in a bit.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in Applications
The disc is an 80 min/700 MB Prime Peripherals... 933 Views / 9 Replies  
The disc is an 80 min/700 MB Prime Peripherals disc. I converted the cassette tapes to WAV in December 2000 and January 2001, and I used Windows 98, both to convert the cassette audio to WAV and to...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:42 PM, in Applications
While it’s possible I started with a high... 933 Views / 9 Replies  
While it’s possible I started with a high capacity disc, that’s the reason for the second part of my question. A finalized CD just looks like CD ROM unless you can read - and make sense of - the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:37 AM, in Applications
Finder reports 774+ MB (775+ on disk),so I think... 933 Views / 9 Replies  
Finder reports 774+ MB (775+ on disk),so I think it’s accurate. And the .dmg from the CD is that size as well.

I have to make it an audio CD because of the equipment my sister has to play the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 08:20 AM, in Applications
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