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Why? Texture, possible flavor issues? Serious... 4,615 Views / 15 Replies  
Why? Texture, possible flavor issues? Serious question.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s no flavor other than chocolate. I... 4,615 Views / 15 Replies  
There’s no flavor other than chocolate. I personally like chick peas, so I’d notice that. Not there. Just yum. Here’s the product.. Apparently Sabra has a similar product that is similarly made...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's sweet, in a way. And perhaps it's a... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
That's sweet, in a way. And perhaps it's a matter of "screw it, we're not doing this outdoors at our age."

Is it "after Thanksgiving dinner" or just after the holiday? It might be worse one...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2021 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My car's Garmin nav took me to a place once... 4,615 Views / 15 Replies  
My car's Garmin nav took me to a place once through the least direct, least obvious route available. The next time, it saw me turn off its recommended route and recalculated - to give me a direct...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2021 at 06:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Typically active drinkers are excluded from... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
Typically active drinkers are excluded from either liver or kidney lists. One protocol I read required proof of abstinence for 90 days - by regular blood tests, like methadone programs. Basically...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
However, because of the depth and complexity of... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
However, because of the depth and complexity of the ethical issues involved, direct donors don’t get “a pass” for any of the qualifications. That looks like a form of favoritism, and isn’t allowed....
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2021 at 11:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's a BIG oopsie. Look up "medication errors"... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
That's a BIG oopsie. Look up "medication errors" and you'll see one of the worst is giving something to the wrong patient. Pharmacists are responsible for giving the right bottle of pills to the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2021 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ya know… Maybe it’s just a printed version... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
Ya know…

Maybe it’s just a printed version of the doctor’s handwritten prescription…
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2021 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If we consider that “not following basic medical... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
If we consider that “not following basic medical advice for everyone” is a predictor of poorer outcomes from any medical intervention (from “eating right” to “taking your anti-rejection meds” to...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2021 at 08:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It could be Farsi, too. Farsi uses an alphabet... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
It could be Farsi, too. Farsi uses an alphabet very similar to Arabic, but with some variation in character shapes, etc.

Either way, you need someone to translate that for you. Not "good patient...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 13, 2021 at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
COVID is just one more consideration for... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
COVID is just one more consideration for qualification, on top of a bunch of others. Kidneys are actually less ethically challenging than livers; if you drank yourself into liver failure, do you...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 13, 2021 at 03:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When I updated and saw that it was 15.0.2, I... 2,138 Views / 87 Replies  
When I updated and saw that it was 15.0.2, I wondered, but I didn’t look into it. Now I have…

Threatpost Article ( https://threatpost.com/apple-urgent-ios-updates-zero-day/175419/)
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 12, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I just upgraded to Big Sur. Aside from the... 12,559 Views / 21 Replies  
Well I just upgraded to Big Sur. Aside from the bright and colorful desktop installed by default, I'm pretty happy with it.

I decided this after yet another "our next application update will...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 08:59 PM, in macOS
I just upgraded my iPad to 15.0.2. After... 485 Views / 3 Replies  
I just upgraded my iPad to 15.0.2. After restoring my apps and data, it looks like (fingers crossed) my Zagg keyboard works just fine again.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 02:31 PM, in iOS Apps
You still need to be a realistic, viable... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
You still need to be a realistic, viable candidate. They’re not going to go to the trouble of doing any surgery when there are potential major problems involved.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Being an active smoker, having uncontrolled... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
Being an active smoker, having uncontrolled diabetes, and being a chronic alcohol abuser are all valid reasons for being rejected for a transplant. People are booted from lists for falling off the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 12:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That crane thingy is showing its naughty bits. I... 296,158 Views / 680 Replies  
That crane thingy is showing its naughty bits. I don’t think it is supposed to share that way.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 8, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think my keyboard issues - both the Zagg Folio... 2,138 Views / 87 Replies  
I think my keyboard issues - both the Zagg Folio and on-screen - started after I upgraded to iPadOS 14.7 or 14.8. I’m considering taking my iPad to 15 just to see if that changes anything.
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Posted by ghporter, on Oct 7, 2021 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A dry toothbrush can get into USB ports pretty... 603 Views / 5 Replies  
A dry toothbrush can get into USB ports pretty well. Even if you don’t see anything there, scrubbing at the ports isn’t a bad idea. Dust and hair (not just pet hair) accumulate in odd places like...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 7, 2021 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, it’s a desktop in your hand…. Cool! 2,138 Views / 87 Replies  
So, it’s a desktop in your hand…. Cool!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2021 at 09:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll look into it. 485 Views / 3 Replies  
I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll look into it.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2021 at 09:43 AM, in iOS Apps
iPadOS 14 On-Screen Keyboard Issues 485 Views / 3 Replies  
My Zagg folio-keyboard has decided to be cute and act stupid, so I've been using the on-screen keyboard for a while. It's not as fast as typing with a real keyboard, (and I wind up two-finger...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2021 at 08:58 PM, in iOS Apps
My wife says it was probably a relief for Mick. ... 466 Views / 3 Replies  
My wife says it was probably a relief for Mick. I can’t disagree.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2021 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I timed that crosswalk today, at least in one... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
I timed that crosswalk today, at least in one direction. It lasted for at least 22 seconds, followed by a 22 second count down.

I had also not taken into account the time of day. My crossing...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2021 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just an FYI… Per the CDC (... 3,478 Views / 91 Replies  
Just an FYI…

Per the CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr122-508.pdf), US adult male median height is 69.1 inches (that’s 5’9.1” for those of you who can’t do the conversion in their...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2021 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IIRC, as soon as it’s turned back on and Apple’s... 2,138 Views / 87 Replies  
IIRC, as soon as it’s turned back on and Apple’s system detects it, Find is supposed to try to report location and wipe/erase if it’s set up that way.

However, won’t the buyer of this hot phone be...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2021 at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This sounds like an abuse issue, that’s for sure.... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
This sounds like an abuse issue, that’s for sure. I hope the Quebec authorities find the sack of “stuff” and he gets convicted. Some places in the US have special rules about assaulting health care...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Since this thread is supposed to be about forum... 3,478 Views / 91 Replies  
Since this thread is supposed to be about forum etiquette and such, how about we get back to that, instead of anatomical measurements…

And any threads about “compensation” with huge trucks, large...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The way there is all that broken glass on the... 296,158 Views / 680 Replies  
The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, through traffic is stopped. Sometimes there... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
Yes, through traffic is stopped. Sometimes there is left turn traffic, but that light goes green whether there's a line of cars or not, so through traffic stays stopped, the crosswalk is stopped,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by... 296,158 Views / 680 Replies  
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by whatever mashed that windshield, rather than being the cause. That looks an awful lot like what a deer or pedestrian would do to a car.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I get a chance, I’ll actually time this one. ... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
If I get a chance, I’ll actually time this one. It’s only two lanes each way with a small median divider, so the 20 second count down should be adequate for someone actually waiting at the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The CMOS battery used to be what the PC... 891 Views / 3 Replies  
The CMOS battery used to be what the PC technician checked first, just because the BIOS would be jacked if it was dead. That’s inconvenient. Not being able to use a correct password because the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I used to object to theater prices, but after... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
I used to object to theater prices, but after having the business model laid out for me, I just don't buy their stuff. Except when I go to an Alamo Drafthouse, and then a meal is usually part of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having a ton of consumers die won’t help the... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
Having a ton of consumers die won’t help the economy either. The costs associated with increased mortality rates are spread across the entire economy. Fewer consumers, less spendable income because...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am still quite happy with my iPhone 8... 2,138 Views / 87 Replies  
I am still quite happy with my iPhone 8 (especially with its new battery), and I like TouchID. I haven’t tried FaceID, but the security guy in me still feels it’s a weakness.

Ditto my iPad Air...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. But again, they are cashing in on being... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
Agreed. But again, they are cashing in on being just outside Sea World. I don’t know if that property costs more than where other McDs are, but the prices rankle me because they are cashing in on...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There seem to be a zillion earbuds that look like... 662 Views / 2 Replies  
There seem to be a zillion earbuds that look like AirPods, so it’s reasonable to wonder what one product has over another.

The Pro features, including active noise cancellation, are good in some...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nationwide, 1 of every 500 Americans has died... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
Nationwide, 1 of every 500 Americans has died from COVID ( https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/15/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html). State by state varies, but that’s still a huge number.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 19, 2021 at 11:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold was 85-95% vaccinated.

I’m disappointed that having some of the most anti-survival public figures actually getting COVID hasn’t seemed to change the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I got a new Win 10 laptop for Christmas. After... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
I got a new Win 10 laptop for Christmas. After all that I’ve read about how “well” MS has managed rolling out even preview versions, I’m staying the heck away from Win 11 for as long as I can. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And this is not the PWL, so let’s tone things... 3,478 Views / 91 Replies  
And this is not the PWL, so let’s tone things down.

The Lounge is a place of civil discourse, even when we are discussing arguments. So we will now return to civil discussions, or we start having...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of that treatment for cancer is diagnostic. ... 3,478 Views / 91 Replies  
Some of that treatment for cancer is diagnostic.

Say you find an odd bump on your skin - in a place that's exposed to the sun a lot, and oh yes you're out in the sun a lot. A scrape or punch...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well yeah, we're not going there anymore. It's... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
Well yeah, we're not going there anymore. It's just the brass of charging folks a lot more just because they're a quarter mile outside Sea World's gate. It irks me enough to post about it.

I...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reasonableness is an issue here. An Egg McMuffin... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
Reasonableness is an issue here. An Egg McMuffin shouldn’t cost $2 more at one restaurant than at another a couple miles away. There are two barbecue places across the highway from this particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
McDonalds restaurants are franchises. Sure,... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
McDonalds restaurants are franchises. Sure, everybody knows that, right?

There’s one near the main gate for Sea World, and it happens to be closer and more convenient to my house than any of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let’s stay a little more on-topic and drop the... 353,209 Views / 1,337 Replies  
Let’s stay a little more on-topic and drop the personal attacking stuff, huh?
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When we saw Tim Burton’s Batman there were tons... 1,907 Views / 50 Replies  
When we saw Tim Burton’s Batman there were tons of kids in the audience. Little kids whose parents brought them. I guess they had no idea about the graphic novels and thought it was going to be...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The US has a habit of doing interesting things... 3,478 Views / 91 Replies  
The US has a habit of doing interesting things with crude oil. We have in the past imported “higher quality” crude oil while exporting “lower quality” crude.

The EIA also reports that last year...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reader, is that better or worse than having Siri... 255,663 Views / 697 Replies  
Reader, is that better or worse than having Siri say “I didn’t understand that” when you didn’t really intend to wake Siri up in the first place?

I have a “shell” protector on my Apple Watch. It...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2021 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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