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Good lord. 50,409 Views / 383 Replies  
Good lord.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 10, 2020 at 03:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think, technically, they subpoenaed the... 44,949 Views / 325 Replies  
I think, technically, they subpoenaed the accountants who prepped the returns, and Trump sued to block the move. I don't think he actually has a say in the matter.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 9, 2020 at 11:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
SCOTUS has ruled Trump must turn over his tax... 44,949 Views / 325 Replies  
SCOTUS has ruled Trump must turn over his tax returns to the SDNY.
A 7-2 decision. Not even close. Roberts wrote the majority opinion.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 9, 2020 at 10:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I saw an odd statement from Adobe a month or so... 316 Views / 8 Replies  
I saw an odd statement from Adobe a month or so back that seemed to say that everyone’s Flash player is somehow going to be bricked. Is that right?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 6, 2020 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fusion is a beautiful thing. 363 Views / 5 Replies  
Fusion is a beautiful thing.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 5, 2020 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
New Mac Ransomware Discovered 316 Views / 8 Replies  
Researchers have uncovered a new Mac-targeted ransomware. (https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/07/new-mac-ransomware-is-even-more-sinister-than-it-appears/) It also targets passwords,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 5, 2020 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hang in there. 2014 looks like it was a helluva... 363 Views / 5 Replies  
Hang in there. 2014 looks like it was a helluva year.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 3, 2020 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
NASA Releases10-Year Timelapse Video of the Sun 363 Views / 5 Replies  
As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 3, 2020 at 06:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: 16,857 Views / 102 Replies  
:thumbsup:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 3, 2020 at 05:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can anyone tell me why the court agreed to hear... 44,949 Views / 325 Replies  
Can anyone tell me why the court agreed to hear the Louisiana case in the first place? As I understand it, the law was, for all intents, identical to the Texas law which the court had already struck...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Developers leak benchmarks from Mac Transition... 2,824 Views / 162 Replies  
Developers leak benchmarks from Mac Transition Kit (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/06/developers-leak-benchmarks-from-the-apple-silicon-mac-transition-kit/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 2, 2020 at 05:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, well, apparent conflicts with biblical... 44,949 Views / 325 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... 44,949 Views / 325 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... 396,271 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... 396,271 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... 396,271 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... 737 Views / 4 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? 737 Views / 4 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... 396,271 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... 50,409 Views / 383 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...... 396,271 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... 396,271 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... 396,271 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... 396,271 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... 438 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... 438 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... 21,650 Views / 557 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 438 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... 2,824 Views / 162 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... ... 21,650 Views / 557 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... 13,516 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... 396,271 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... 50,409 Views / 383 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... 396,271 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... 396,271 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... 2,824 Views / 162 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. 801 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... 5,121 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... 50,409 Views / 383 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 801 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... 2,824 Views / 162 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? 2,824 Views / 162 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... 67,763 Views / 406 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... 839 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... 50,409 Views / 383 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 835 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: 50,409 Views / 383 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... 85,514 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? 860 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... 1,457 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
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