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Winning through gerrymandering and voter... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
Winning through gerrymandering and voter suppression is not stable. I'm especially interested in those states with Dem governors, but Rep legislatures. Remember, gerrymandering does not affect...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To borrow engineering advice, don't let... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
To borrow engineering advice, don't let perfection be the enemy of good.

We all want freedom restored. But if workarounds are what we have, and the short-term alternative is diddly squat, then...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 1, 2022 at 02:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any chance you could get him to wear a flip phone... 331 Views / 13 Replies  
Any chance you could get him to wear a flip phone in a pouch holster? They're still available, typically around $20, and compact when folded. Light too. If he'll just wear it all the time, they only...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 1, 2022 at 02:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I wonder what they haul. Most appliances won't... 1,109 Views / 64 Replies  
I wonder what they haul. Most appliances won't fit unless you take them out of the box. I suppose it could haul trash bags to the nearest dumpster.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2022 at 07:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A further thought - there is a possible way... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
A further thought - there is a possible way around the Hyde Amendment. It's been modified several times. Most especially, when the ACA was passed in 2010, the Hyde Amendment was not included...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2022 at 02:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't disagree with the suggestions (exceptions... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
I don't disagree with the suggestions (exceptions below), but unwanted pregnancy is an immediate problem. Leading to bad life changes - eg, poverty, end of education, locked into crap jobs she cannot...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2022 at 01:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Years ago, I had to address this (fall concern)... 331 Views / 13 Replies  
Years ago, I had to address this (fall concern) for a friend. It was before the iPhone came out, much less the Watch.

We figured that if she fell, she might not be able to get back up. But she...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2022 at 01:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ways to work around the SCOTUS Roe problem. ... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
Ways to work around the SCOTUS Roe problem.

• Indian reservations have been suggested. Tribes have limited sovereignty, subject to Federal jurisdiction. State laws do not apply on reservations. So...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2022 at 01:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I use a pickup now and then. And whenever I pick... 1,109 Views / 64 Replies  
I use a pickup now and then. And whenever I pick up lumber, it has to stick out the back. 6-foot bed in this case. Some short-bed pickups seem to be down to 4-feet. No doubt, we'll eventually see a...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2022 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That could be difficult if you're buying a new... 1,109 Views / 64 Replies  
That could be difficult if you're buying a new car. I haven't found figures for last year, but if trends have held, sticks should be below 1% of new sales. According to Edmunds...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2022 at 01:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the link - an interesting read. I... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
Thanks for the link - an interesting read.

I was referring to more women's rights than just abortion. Even ones that haven't been universal yet, like equal pay for equal work or position. It seems...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2022 at 07:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you're unnecessarily complicating things.... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
I think you're unnecessarily complicating things. Our nearest surviving relatives have patriarchic and matriarchic societies. We haven't had complex tools long enough for instincts to form around...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2022 at 12:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps this will finally wake up Republican... 924 Views / 82 Replies  
Perhaps this will finally wake up Republican women. As (mostly) Republican officials attack their rights, I've been expecting a pushback for years. But in each election, Republican women act as...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2022 at 03:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To me, Refurb = repaired, presumably by the OEM. ... 338 Views / 8 Replies  
To me, Refurb = repaired, presumably by the OEM.
Refreshed = a return that was tested, but did not require any repairs. Clean it and repackage.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2022 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm seeing small declines over the past week.... 5,178 Views / 103 Replies  
I'm seeing small declines over the past week. Like 10¢ drops at one station, then another.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It could be innocent. The mom is working on a new... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
It could be innocent. The mom is working on a new boyfriend. And doesn't need the editorial comments coming from the teen bedroom. Or amateur sound effects. Perhaps someone anonymously called in a...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 22, 2022 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, if someone stole your van and there was a... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
subego, if someone stole your van and there was a police chase, you'll get an amazing number of tickets. With dashcam proof from the cop cars, showing everything the car does. Yes, it did indeed...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Red light cameras. Those municipal cash registers... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
Red light cameras. Those municipal cash registers take pics of the driver running yellows. The yellows the city decreased from the standard 5-seconds to as little as 3, so revenue will go up.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One would assume working on English skills was a... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
One would assume working on English skills was a secondary reason, and it was urgent to get her out of the house pronto. Enough to justify the airfare. The primary reason could be interesting.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks right to me. Current CA prices, converted: ... 5,178 Views / 103 Replies  
Looks right to me. Current CA prices, converted:

$6.59⁹ at the Stickup. (AUS $2.50 per L)
$6.19⁹ at ARCO. (AUS $2.35 per L)
$5.99⁹ at a local off-brand. (AUS $2.27 per L)
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a distinct lack of starter (small) homes... 1,109 Views / 64 Replies  
There's a distinct lack of starter (small) homes being built. Every builder wants to build big ones, because they're more profitable. But the shortage is of affordable homes, for people to escape the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was no cross support. From diagonals, or... 435,932 Views / 962 Replies  
There was no cross support. From diagonals, or unbroken sheeting. The floor we're at, which distorted the most, only had 3 verticals on the narrow end. Minimal fill-in around the verticals. The 2...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2022 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I presume you have booked a flight to somewhere... 355 Views / 6 Replies  
I presume you have booked a flight to somewhere in the near future. And this is like swapping ghost stories right before everyone goes to bed.

Short answer - don't worry about it. Everyone usually...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2022 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I assume you gave him hand gestures in return? ... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
I assume you gave him hand gestures in return?

If this was in 2010 or later, he may have been concerned about a repeat of the McNuggets Rage incident in Toledo.

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Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2022 at 01:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I chatted regularly with wlonh around that time.... 11,107 Views / 122 Replies  
I chatted regularly with wlonh around that time. And I have no idea who made the Secret Service report. I found out by reading the thread.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2022 at 01:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Do as I say, not as I do." ps - ignore that... 265 Views / 6 Replies  
"Do as I say, not as I do."

ps - ignore that priest fooling around with the altar boys. Or the other guy stuffing his pockets.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2022 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good luck with that - that's not a repair shop's... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
Good luck with that - that's not a repair shop's job.

My suggestion, if this scenario happens, is to talk to an attorney specializing in insurance claims.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2022 at 06:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mod Lounge is too upper-class for us. It's just... 11,107 Views / 122 Replies  
Mod Lounge is too upper-class for us. It's just "Moderators". Don't tell anyone.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 13, 2022 at 07:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks to me like the front forks were still on... 435,932 Views / 962 Replies  
Looks to me like the front forks were still on the wheel. With the steering bars separate on the ground.

I think the steering column broke in two.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 11, 2022 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unless you made the gun yourself. Last I heard,... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Unless you made the gun yourself. Last I heard, serial numbers are required on sold guns. Note that buying your own programmable CNC milling machine is a very expensive step, just to make a few guns...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 10, 2022 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The blowing dust after suggests the car being... 435,932 Views / 962 Replies  
The blowing dust after suggests the car being swept offscreen to tumble in the dirt. Low resolution would make broken glass invisible.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2022 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Almost certainly stolen. The usual range is $150K... 5,178 Views / 103 Replies  
Almost certainly stolen. The usual range is $150K (used) up to $1.2M for a fancy new one. Call the cops - there may be a reward.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 8, 2022 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The PowerMac G5 Quad was the last PowerPC.... 1,216 Views / 14 Replies  
The PowerMac G5 Quad was the last PowerPC. Discontinued August 2006. Some inventory might have been sold for a bit longer.

Snow Leopard was introduced August 2009, just three years later. With PPC...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 8, 2022 at 12:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This would certainly grow the jail population.... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
This would certainly grow the jail population. Guns are often passed down through families. If it was bought 60-70 years ago by someone now deceased, how many people will still have the receipt? So...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've also been getting a lot of really-long ads... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
I've also been getting a lot of really-long ads recently on YT. Anyone else getting 9-90 minute ads every other commercial break?
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 02:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to agree with subego on this one.... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I'm going to agree with subego on this one. Conservatives may well read "universal" as "universal checks on new purchases". Or universal check at official sellers.

I've never done a background...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I expect it's rare also. Either traded in by... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I expect it's rare also. Either traded in by mistake, or a black sheep sticking it to daddy. But even a single museum piece should not be destroyed because the regulatory footnote says so. The...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Side note, my objection to gun buy backs is the... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Side note, my objection to gun buy backs is the traded-in guns are usually destroyed. Not resold, no matter the quality of the gun.

Someone sells them something priceless from the 1800s. But the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd be OK with restricting assault rifles to 21+.... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I'd be OK with restricting assault rifles to 21+. Perhaps those red-flag laws too, where weapons are restricted for those who exhibit warning signs. Say, domestic disputes resulting in police...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Natural selection in action. He'd have helped the... 435,932 Views / 962 Replies  
Natural selection in action. He'd have helped the average IQ even more if he'd stayed in the car.

ps - I don't think it was worth walking back to the car afterwards.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
YouTube ads. They're now up to 3 ads at a time. ... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
YouTube ads. They're now up to 3 ads at a time.

With short videos, it had already reached the point where the ads were sometimes longer than the video. That was with 2 ads per interlude.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 01:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You should step up to CA gas. We have the... 5,178 Views / 103 Replies  
You should step up to CA gas. We have the higher-quality stuff. Prices from a couple days ago - I forgot to post them.

$6.49⁹ at the Stickup.
$5.99⁹ at ARCO.
$5.75⁹ at a local off-brand.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2022 at 11:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm ... perhaps Spotlight was indexing everything... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
Hmm ... perhaps Spotlight was indexing everything the first time. Low-priority, in the background.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2022 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think any context is needed. After all,... 1,567,184 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I don't think any context is needed. After all, Louie Gohmert was the one who asked (https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics/louie-gohmert-climate-change-fact-check/index.html) if the Forest Service...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A scissors clamp like that is only reliable when... 435,932 Views / 962 Replies  
A scissors clamp like that is only reliable when pulling straight up. The mistake was tilting the load. They should have moved the crane instead.

On the water running lady, I appreciate how she...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once they get the Linux on iPad... 385,583 Views / 1,004 Replies  
Once they get the Linux on iPad (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/06/developers-get-linux-up-and-running-on-old-ipad-air-2-hardware/) working, you'll be able to use a later browser. Probably...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2022 at 12:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't done anything fancy with YouTube, so... 133,802 Views / 424 Replies  
I haven't done anything fancy with YouTube, so this might not work.

Can you add the 4K version after the fact? ie - upload a 2K version. Perhaps with extra contrast applied to that one background....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2022 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So it was non-controversial at the time. The 2nd... 277,215 Views / 980 Replies  
So it was non-controversial at the time. The 2nd Amendment was also - everyone took the meaning for granted. It only got fought over later, when assumptions changed.

I guess we should follow the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 1, 2022 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is simplistic, and doesn't actually agree... 277,215 Views / 980 Replies  
That is simplistic, and doesn't actually agree with the law. Below, the 10th Amendment.

You're assuming that as Abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution, it must be reserved to the States....
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2022 at 11:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Check on Friday evenings. That's the traditional... 14,920 Views / 153 Replies  
Check on Friday evenings. That's the traditional time to release news they'd rather not talk about.

Political administrations do it all the time. It's even non-partisan.
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2022 at 04:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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