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For anyone curious, the skycrane is used because... 164 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... 12,447 Views / 172 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... 496,893 Views / 1,197 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... 532 Views / 7 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... 27,968 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... 30,386 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... 46,418 Views / 198 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... 12,447 Views / 172 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... 12,447 Views / 172 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... 712 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... 1,667 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... 115,623 Views / 397 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?... 2,768 Views / 30 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... 1,129 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... 30,386 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... 30,386 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... 30,386 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... 30,386 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... 30,386 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
Legal weed measures keep passing. Assuming the... 2,058 Views / 14 Replies  
Legal weed measures keep passing. Assuming the trend continues, our jail figures will decline somewhat as all the pot convictions vanish.

That still leaves the rest of the War on Drugs arrests....
Posted by reader50, on Jan 16, 2021 at 02:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If a USB printer is connected (via USB) to... 1,549 Views / 12 Replies  
If a USB printer is connected (via USB) to another Mac, on that Mac go to:
System Preferences -> Printers & Scanners -> (select that printer) -> Check the box [x] Share this printer on the network
...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 15, 2021 at 10:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You can post diagrams here too, we just don't... 1,549 Views / 12 Replies  
You can post diagrams here too, we just don't host the images. The usual solution is to use an image-hosting service (like imgur (https://imgur.com)), then post the pic.

Wired ethernet to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 15, 2021 at 09:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"It Depends." Most of these changes have... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
"It Depends."

Most of these changes have been done below the Prez level. ie - it would be up to Biden's cabinet appointees. Also, regulation changes have to go through a public comment period. So...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 15, 2021 at 09:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the Park Service has jurisdiction over... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
I think the Park Service has jurisdiction over all the monuments in DC. That explains why there's always some hanging around. Making sure no one steals a finger from Lincoln.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 15, 2021 at 02:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The 10 Republicans who voted to Impeach are... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
The 10 Republicans who voted to Impeach are preparing...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 14, 2021 at 10:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There is that 5% who fail to develop immunity,... 164,062 Views / 828 Replies  
There is that 5% who fail to develop immunity, presumably because their immune system ignores the vaccine. I expect that's what you're referring to.

I've been assuming that if you have no...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2021 at 09:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two changes caught my attention. • OS change... 1,549 Views / 12 Replies  
Two changes caught my attention.
• OS change from Sierra to Catalina. Later OSs can drop older drivers.
• You're now passing through two hubs, rather than one.

It sounds like you're using the...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 10, 2021 at 04:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I hadn't known there used to be a smaller Statue... 159,105 Views / 418 Replies  
I hadn't known there used to be a smaller Statue of Liberty in Times Square.

Is anyone else thinking that "camera" looks like a Death Ray gun?
Posted by reader50, on Jan 10, 2021 at 02:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A thumbs-up to the dude who wore his work ID... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
A thumbs-up to the dude who wore his work ID badge while busting into the Capitol building. Also while being photographed by co-rioters. The company was able to recognize him, and he was fired.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 9, 2021 at 02:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
re: crimes. Let's not forget vandalism. They... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
re: crimes.

Let's not forget vandalism. They busted a lot of stuff. Furniture, congressional offices, office windows, the doors to both Chambers. Also, they took souvenirs. From the offices, from...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 7, 2021 at 09:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Only the Arizona and Pennsylvania votes were... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
Only the Arizona and Pennsylvania votes were challenged and debated. House Reps tried to challenge several others, but as no Senator signed on for those, nothing happened. Trump's mob reduced...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 7, 2021 at 05:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Try LibreOffice - it's the better-supported of... 2,645 Views / 13 Replies  
Try LibreOffice - it's the better-supported of the two. You can always spend money later if it doesn't work out.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 6, 2021 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump protestors/rioters have now breached... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
Trump protestors/rioters have now breached (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/06/georgia-election-latest-news-senate-ossoff-warnock-democrats-republicans-trump-biden) the Senate...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 6, 2021 at 04:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Many Republicans argued that Black Lives Matter... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
Many Republicans argued that Black Lives Matter protestors were "rioters". Even though it wasn't the protestors who vandalized - but criminals who took advantage of the circumstances.

Today, Trump...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 6, 2021 at 04:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump supporters have gotten into... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
Trump supporters have gotten into (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/06/georgia-election-latest-news-senate-ossoff-warnock-democrats-republicans-trump-biden) the Capitol Building,...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 6, 2021 at 03:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, the Georgia polls have closed. They were... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
OK, the Georgia polls have closed. They were supposed to close at 7PM local, but one site stayed open until 8PM. Due to a car crash earlier that blocked access for a time.

With the polls closed,...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump may have just handed the Georgia Senate... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
Trump may have just handed the Georgia Senate races to the Dems. Blatant corruption coming out 2 days before the election is hard to spin away.

Early voting (3 million so far) has favored the...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 4, 2021 at 01:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
SETI Winter 2020 update 1,628 Views / 0 Replies  
After the recent collapse of the Arecibo telescope (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Telescope), [email protected] sent out a newsletter (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donor_letter_dec20.php) update....
Posted by reader50, on Dec 30, 2020 at 03:31 PM, in Team MacNN
Holiday Upgrades. 2,223 Views / 5 Replies  
This year, I got a 16TB hard drive, and a couple boot SSDs (1TB + 2TB).

I'd wanted to upgrade, but had been waiting years for HD and SSD prices to drop. Impatience finally kicked in.

Now that...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 28, 2020 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that was the intended result. He was... 195,663 Views / 593 Replies  
I think that was the intended result. He was tapping (not swinging) and the cap bolts were already removed. The strut arm was supported at center, though they should have used two straps. So it...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 27, 2020 at 07:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
... and the story is changing. Yesterday it was a... 888,840 Views / 2,795 Replies  
... and the story is changing. Yesterday it was a 15-minute warning phone call about a bomb, plus a message blaring from the RV for people to evacuate.

Today: police were responding to a report of...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 26, 2020 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If anyone wants to check the location, it was... 888,840 Views / 2,795 Replies  
If anyone wants to check the location, it was parked outside "The Melting Pot" fondue restaurant, which let me track down the address.

166 2nd Ave N, Ste A, Nashville, TN 37201

That side of the...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 26, 2020 at 06:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's been a quiet day here. Cool but pleasant.... 2,470 Views / 7 Replies  
It's been a quiet day here. Cool but pleasant. The relatives all seem to be OK, and we can visit in the future.

Hope it's the same for everyone else.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 26, 2020 at 01:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The target wasn't people. Early morning hit in... 888,840 Views / 2,795 Replies  
The target wasn't people. Early morning hit in Nashville on a holiday. With a call-in warning to authorities 15 minutes before. And a voice message that started playing from the RV, warning people to...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2020 at 07:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm seeing signs of USPS stress also. Items on... 158,740 Views / 520 Replies  
I'm seeing signs of USPS stress also. Items on the way no longer show delivery estimates in USPS tracking, and I've seen multiple routing errors. Sometimes they don't even say where it was, just a...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2020 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump supporters tuning out reality fleeced... 30,386 Views / 542 Replies  
Trump supporters tuning out reality fleeced themselves on the betting markets.
After the election was called, many continued betting heavily. Giving away free money.
Then Trump fleeced them for...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 21, 2020 at 03:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They'll do OK next year. From the reviews, it... 10,778 Views / 20 Replies  
They'll do OK next year. From the reviews, it looks and plays like a next-gen title. It's just all those bugs that need fixing.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 21, 2020 at 02:35 PM, in Gaming
I've been on DuckDuckGo for a couple years now.... 158,740 Views / 520 Replies  
I've been on DuckDuckGo for a couple years now. However, I do run the occasional thing past Google. When DDG doesn't find useful results.

Google's been getting more evil despite their motto. But...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 19, 2020 at 10:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lets keep it civil. Tasty digs are fine. Blown... 475,634 Views / 1,308 Replies  
Lets keep it civil. Tasty digs are fine. Blown cars OK too.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 19, 2020 at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. Did the previous owner pour some... 475,634 Views / 1,308 Replies  
Wow. Did the previous owner pour some gasket-dissolver in the radiator before selling it? Or someone tested a 50 psi radiator cap for funsies.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 17, 2020 at 04:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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