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They went for thinner and lighter. Again. At... 345 Views / 23 Replies  
They went for thinner and lighter. Again.

At this thickness, it's hard to see how the SSD could be a replaceable module. And I'm not seeing screws for the user to open & upgrade. Not seeing many...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 20, 2021 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Based on my experience, you aren't missing... 764 Views / 23 Replies  
Based on my experience, you aren't missing anything here.

I've run into one string easy-load system so far. On a corded Ryobi. Don't see how it could work reliably, so I've disassembled the head...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 18, 2021 at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your reaction is very different from mine. Pfizer... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Your reaction is very different from mine. Pfizer here too. But I got a super mild sore arm the next morning. Which faded in a couple hours. No other reaction, and it's been a couple weeks now.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 17, 2021 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
People protest when they perceive injustice, or... 1,007,204 Views / 2,836 Replies  
People protest when they perceive injustice, or feel they have no other choice. Clamping down on protest doesn't address the causes - it only makes them worse. In other words, a positive feedback.
...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 15, 2021 at 04:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Note that with cordless tool batteries, 18v and... 764 Views / 23 Replies  
Note that with cordless tool batteries, 18v and 20v are the same (https://www.protoolreviews.com/20v-max-vs-18v-battery-power/). Likewise for 36v and 40v.

The higher numbers come from measuring...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 15, 2021 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have a set of cordless tools? If so,... 764 Views / 23 Replies  
Do you have a set of cordless tools? If so, getting a matching whacker means you have a unified battery system. And might not have to buy more batteries at all.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 13, 2021 at 07:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe, but which part? Marijuana or greenhouses? 2,188 Views / 22 Replies  
Maybe, but which part? Marijuana or greenhouses?
Posted by reader50, on Apr 12, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clear walls or roof makes it easy for the... 2,188 Views / 22 Replies  
Clear walls or roof makes it easy for the thieves. Lets them see if it's worth their trouble before they start. This is probably why nothing valuable is stored in green houses.

btw, you'd need...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 11, 2021 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Man, you gotta switch cigarette brands. That's a... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Man, you gotta switch cigarette brands. That's a bad response.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 8, 2021 at 06:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Whichever blood type is preferred by more... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Whichever blood type is preferred by more mosquitos - that's the type I have. Don't know the official type, but call it T+ for good taste.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't like needles myself, so I looked away... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
I don't like needles myself, so I looked away while the shot was done. My preference for not-dying is much stronger than my needle phobia.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 6, 2021 at 05:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Cash, your link redirects to a reddit thread. 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
@Cash, your link redirects to a reddit thread.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 6, 2021 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A workplace full of conspiracy theorists. There's... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
A workplace full of conspiracy theorists. There's gotta be a way to monetize this. Maybe you could sell guaranteed-to-work tinfoil hats?
Posted by reader50, on Apr 4, 2021 at 02:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Got my first shot Friday. Pfizer. No side effects... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Got my first shot Friday. Pfizer. No side effects yet.

If I get the ability to fly out of this, I'm going to give the shots guy a fat bonus.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 3, 2021 at 04:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Most likely you've specified an invalid DNS... 652 Views / 4 Replies  
Most likely you've specified an invalid DNS server. It doesn't "stop working" when you connect to the internet - it never works at all.

Edit your network settings, manually setting DNS to use...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 2, 2021 at 02:59 AM, in Gaming
The proper way to wear a chin mask. Make sure... 548,473 Views / 1,206 Replies  
The proper way to wear a chin mask. Make sure mouth and nose are uncovered for easy talking.

btw, has this person been decapitated?
Posted by reader50, on Mar 30, 2021 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it is the NRA, the leaders are being sued for... 1,371 Views / 22 Replies  
If it is the NRA, the leaders are being sued for embezzlement by the NY state attorney general. A multi-million surplus turned into a multi-million deficit as they charged everything personal to the...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 25, 2021 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you willing to spend money? Several people... 1,371 Views / 22 Replies  
Are you willing to spend money? Several people have tried to gain corporate attention, over political or internet upgrade issues. Buying an ad space in the NY Times or Washington Post or Wall Street...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2021 at 05:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not eligible here yet. I've bookmarked my county... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Not eligible here yet. I've bookmarked my county schedule page, and check daily. :(
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2021 at 02:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This sounds like an endorsement of Apple's recent... 1,934 Views / 27 Replies  
This sounds like an endorsement of Apple's recent status quo, where internal expandability is a luxury option reserved for only the most expensive model of the lineup. And those mortals who cannot...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2021 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What upgrade options did they offer? It... 1,360 Views / 27 Replies  
What upgrade options did they offer?

It seems a shame to have invasive surgery, only to end up back where you were. After that level of inconvenience, I'd want to come out ahead.

Personally,...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Latest trials data suggests AstraZeneca gives... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Latest trials data suggests AstraZeneca gives maximum protection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford%E2%80%93AstraZeneca_COVID-19_vaccine#Results_of_Phase_III_trial) with a 12-week delay. Reaching...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 21, 2021 at 04:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sad to hear you've been petting your iMac... 1,934 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm sad to hear you've been petting your iMac Pro. An unusual habit. My condolences.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 18, 2021 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sticky: Regarding actual inkjet paper compatibility, I... 45,540 Views / 60 Replies  
Regarding actual inkjet paper compatibility, I think improvements in ink formulation solved the problem. In my limited experience, all the paper I've tried worked.

On the other hand, the ink...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 14, 2021 at 11:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wonder how many tries it took to get right.... 1,713 Views / 6 Replies  
I wonder how many tries it took to get right. They claim the drone survived.

Impressive work, coordinating the sets and actors in sequence. Plus the audio in post.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 10, 2021 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That tracks with my own opinions. I've long... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
That tracks with my own opinions. I've long suspected they do believe global warming is happening, but are afraid compensating for it will:
• decrease standard of living. (untrue - electricity is...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 9, 2021 at 12:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Was it one of those early Covid parties, for... 202,990 Views / 956 Replies  
Was it one of those early Covid parties, for stupid people to intentionally infect each other?
Posted by reader50, on Mar 8, 2021 at 01:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, duh. Not thinking this morning. Arrange... 2,233 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh, duh. Not thinking this morning.

Arrange the sig elsewhere as desired. Take a picture, saving it as a single image. Place that image in Mail as your sig.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 4, 2021 at 03:08 PM, in Applications
I don't use a Mail sig, so this may be... 2,233 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't use a Mail sig, so this may be simple-minded. Can you insert the sig as HTML? ie - drag the pic into place. Then paste the text and tags around it.

My sigs prefpane (Mojave) does allow...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 4, 2021 at 02:29 PM, in Applications
Perhaps they are playing X-rated games. Or... 4,306 Views / 5 Replies  
Perhaps they are playing X-rated games. Or gambling online with real money - ie, playing the stock markets.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 2, 2021 at 07:13 PM, in Gaming
The real test is if they drink their beer in... 535,239 Views / 1,341 Replies  
The real test is if they drink their beer in liters or gallons. I would be impressed by either answer. I'd also avoid them on the road.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 24, 2021 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For anyone curious, the skycrane is used because... 1,393 Views / 1 Replies  
For anyone curious, the skycrane is used because we're landing big, heavy rovers today. Mars' surface is very dusty. If a heavy rover landed directly (like Falcon9 boosters) the rocket exhaust would...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 22, 2021 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What you need is the 144.0.0.0.0 firmware, which... 18,610 Views / 175 Replies  
What you need is the 144.0.0.0.0 firmware, which adds NVMe boot. And fixes a few other odd issues. As mentioned, install Mojave on an internal (or attached) drive. The Moj installer will do the...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 20, 2021 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Problem: you live in Ukraine, it's getting buried... 548,473 Views / 1,206 Replies  
Problem: you live in Ukraine, it's getting buried under snow, and the road to your house is impassible.

Solution: call the cops. Confess that you murdered someone...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 15, 2021 at 05:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And we have a winner. Perhaps they'll go for... 1,915 Views / 10 Replies  
And we have a winner. Perhaps they'll go for double or nothing.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 13, 2021 at 02:35 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Oddly, I had just read about this. It appears... 34,394 Views / 139 Replies  
Oddly, I had just read about this. It appears DeJoy is still around, and still scheming (https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/dejoy-first-class-mail/index.html). Probably because Biden has so many...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 13, 2021 at 02:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"All I want to do is this: I just want to find... 42,149 Views / 542 Replies  
"All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes,"

Remember that Georgia phone call? It may lead to consequences...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 8, 2021 at 10:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not a coffee person, so not sure if this is... 54,606 Views / 205 Replies  
I'm not a coffee person, so not sure if this is an obvious suggestion.

Water usually has a flavor. With city water, it's often a chlorine flavor. Have you tried making coffee with distilled water?...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 8, 2021 at 01:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use a patched installer on my Mac Pro for... 18,610 Views / 175 Replies  
I use a patched installer on my Mac Pro for unsupported OS installs. Non-reboot updates are safe to apply in place. For updates that require a reboot:

I have a 2nd clean install on a flash drive....
Posted by reader50, on Feb 5, 2021 at 02:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
According to the MacRumors Big Sur patching... 18,610 Views / 175 Replies  
According to the MacRumors Big Sur patching thread (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macos-11-big-sur-on-unsupported-macs-thread.2242172/), a 2012 mini can have BS installed today. It may or may...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 5, 2021 at 01:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I would be more worried standing near Tesla's... 1,896 Views / 5 Replies  
I would be more worried standing near Tesla's self-plugin charger arm.

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Posted by reader50, on Feb 3, 2021 at 07:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple is the only company I've noticed, who... 3,914 Views / 25 Replies  
Apple is the only company I've noticed, who provides minimal features in deluxe models. Everyone else: you pay for more, we give you more than you're likely to need.

Apple: you pay substantially...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 30, 2021 at 11:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Dying while Black... 131,871 Views / 416 Replies  
Dying while Black (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/28/lousiana-oaklin-springs-cemetery-whites-only-policy)

A fence between segregated graves? Really? Must be because of the loud...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 29, 2021 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Anyone know why the Bernie-Gloves stuff took off?... 5,417 Views / 31 Replies  
Anyone know why the Bernie-Gloves stuff took off?

I would have voted for him. But ... clothing? He wore sensible cold-weather gear to an important event. I wouldn't have given it any thought.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 22, 2021 at 07:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
She'll be missed. It's implied that it... 2,209 Views / 3 Replies  
She'll be missed.

It's implied that it wasn't covid.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 22, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So he's finally gone. Hope Florida likes the... 42,149 Views / 542 Replies  
So he's finally gone. Hope Florida likes the daily crazy doses.

When I went to sleep last night, I was wondering if he would do the Nero thing. Have a bomb planted, then leave Rome to burn.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 20, 2021 at 03:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For a very different story, 30+ restaurants in... 42,149 Views / 542 Replies  
For a very different story, 30+ restaurants in D.C. have teamed up to feed the troops protecting the Capitol. With better food than the MREs they otherwise get.

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If you want to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 19, 2021 at 03:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Remember that Capitol rioter patriot (Riley June... 42,149 Views / 542 Replies  
Remember that Capitol rioter patriot (Riley June Williams) who lifted a laptop from Pelosi's office? The motive was surely patriotism, not fencing stolen goods for a profit.

But um, her plan was...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 19, 2021 at 02:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A conspiracy requires at least two people to... 42,149 Views / 542 Replies  
A conspiracy requires at least two people to agree to break the law. Rumor is Trump gave the meeting little attention and wasn't receptive. Maybe the guy hadn't donated enough.

There may be a case...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 17, 2021 at 03:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When this story hit, I considered if it were... 42,149 Views / 542 Replies  
When this story hit, I considered if it were deliberate trolling. Surely they know photographers are all around the White House. And papers need to be kept in attaché cases.

Then I remembered....
Posted by reader50, on Jan 17, 2021 at 03:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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