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What’s especially frustrating is that I suspect... 336 Views / 10 Replies  
What’s especially frustrating is that I suspect all that most Americans know about Iran is that they took over the US embassy in Tehran (and, thus, deserve a beating, of course) without understanding...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 08:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I just don’t know you people anymore. ;) 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
I just don’t know you people anymore. ;)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 07:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Word now is the US carried-out a cyber attack on... 336 Views / 10 Replies  
Word now is the US carried-out a cyber attack on Iran’s air-defense systems. The cynic in me says he’s desperately fishing for some sort of military “glory” to boast about during his 4th of July...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 23, 2019 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That just looks like a whole lot of fun. I have a... 461 Views / 13 Replies  
That just looks like a whole lot of fun. I have a real soft spot for hot hatchbacks.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 23, 2019 at 07:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Hangouts on Air 279 Views / 0 Replies  
Google is killing-off the YouTube Hangouts on Air livesteaming group video service. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/google-is-killing-youtubes-hangouts-on-air-this-year/)
Another one bites...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2019 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dibs on first ride-along! Just to forewarn you,... 461 Views / 13 Replies  
Dibs on first ride-along! Just to forewarn you, though, I’m rubbish at pacenotes.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2019 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Room temp. Maybe just a bit cooler, but never in... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
Room temp. Maybe just a bit cooler, but never in the freezer.

That said, my wife likes to put Nestle semi-sweet morsels (the ones you make toll house cookies with) in the freezer for snack...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2019 at 07:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you modify it for racing originally, or did... 461 Views / 13 Replies  
Did you modify it for racing originally, or did whomever bought it from you do all the racy bits?

Sweet Lotus, btw. Looks clean.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 21, 2019 at 07:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aldi in the US sells pretty good chocolate.The... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
Aldi in the US sells pretty good chocolate.The bars I’ve bought from there were made in Germany and Switzerland.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 17, 2019 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno. Reads like something you might see at a... 5,162 Views / 101 Replies  
I dunno. Reads like something you might see at a warehouse in Amish country here.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had the honor of introducing my granddaughter... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
I had the honor of introducing my granddaughter to chocolate, just before she turned one. Melted down a little dark (60% or so) chocolate, dipped my finger in it and held it up to her mouth. She...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 17, 2019 at 10:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The thing about Buttigieg is, if it weren’t for... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
The thing about Buttigieg is, if it weren’t for being gay, he’s probably the one in the field who’s moderate enough to maybe capture some edge-case conservative votes. I mean, you don’t get elected...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 16, 2019 at 02:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Someone's itchin' for a temp-ban. 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Someone's itchin' for a temp-ban.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 16, 2019 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah...that would be my parents. To my lifelong... 459 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah...that would be my parents. To my lifelong shame.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, sure. Tootsie Rolls, while certainly... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Well, sure. Tootsie Rolls, while certainly durable, wouldn't make the most comfortable footwear.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I say there’s only a very slight chance that... 352 Views / 6 Replies  
I say there’s only a very slight chance that anything impeachment-related gets out of the House. And, if it does, there’s approximately zero chance of any action being taken in the Senate. I have no...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 06:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded,... 31,951 Views / 357 Replies  
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded, making it difficult to get to the exit. That said, the driver of the cam-car looks to have had plenty of time/space to whoa-down and let the moron...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird. I just spent a long weekend in Colorado... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
Weird. I just spent a long weekend in Colorado (far, far from Denver, fwiw) and tanked-up for $2.98/gal. in a 2-gas-station town.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never understood it, either. I’ve had great... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
I never understood it, either. I’ve had great deep-dish pizza, and I’ve had utter rubbish NY pizza, and vice-versa. It doesn’t matter how it’s made as long as it’s tasty. I have little patience for...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reince Preibus is now a commisioned O-1 in the US... 163,158 Views / 2,440 Replies  
Reince Preibus is now a commisioned O-1 in the US Navy. (https://mobile.twitter.com/AdamWeinstein/status/1138207252869984256) :rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 03:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
??? $2.53 is a "hey, gas went down today!"... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
???
$2.53 is a "hey, gas went down today!" price, even here in Indiana.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nothing so far. Haven't gotten this month's bill... 1,220 Views / 8 Replies  
Nothing so far. Haven't gotten this month's bill yet, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Google Trips 805 Views / 1 Replies  
GT will be taken out behind the barn Aug. 5. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/this-weeks-dead-google-product-is-google-trips-may-it-rest-in-peace/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t believe they do. At least, not directly. 1,516 Views / 21 Replies  
I don’t believe they do. At least, not directly.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 1, 2019 at 02:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably not a crime. At least not in... 11,662 Views / 194 Replies  
Probably not a crime. At least not in Mississippi, anyway. Private property. Stand Your Ground laws. Being white, etc.
As for being a responsible gun owner...well...I suspect every gun owner thinks...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 1, 2019 at 07:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn’t really matter. I’ve not been able to... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
It doesn’t really matter. I’ve not been able to afford new hardware for many years now. I’ll just read about the new stuff and dream.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are a couple of old Eclipses running around... 93,727 Views / 772 Replies  
There are a couple of old Eclipses running around here. Never got to drive one, but I always thought they had a nice look about them, in that semi-funky Mitsu sort of way.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2019 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, but I can ban anyone who gives me bad... 1,220 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, but I can ban anyone who gives me bad advice here :cool:
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Comcast paranoia 1,220 Views / 8 Replies  
When we moved into our home, we noticed that the place had been set-up with one of Comcast's home security systems. We didn't have security as part of our Comcast account, and didn't want it, so we...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it wouldn't be, normally. But, since her... 11,662 Views / 194 Replies  
No, it wouldn't be, normally. But, since her husband said they didn't need reservations just to picnic at the lake, it could still be seen as such.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I saw this earlier this morning. That's just... 11,662 Views / 194 Replies  
I saw this earlier this morning. That's just nuts. I wonder how effective her being fired really is, though, given that she and her husband are the property managers. I doubt he was fired along with...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 09:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Doesn’t Apple have some kind of repair program... 5,264 Views / 175 Replies  
Doesn’t Apple have some kind of repair program now for laptop keyboards?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2019 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. That is exactly how my daughter's coworker... 5,264 Views / 175 Replies  
Nope. That is exactly how my daughter's coworker spells her new child's name...La-A.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a hospital near our daughter’s home that... 5,264 Views / 175 Replies  
There’s a hospital near our daughter’s home that displays the names of recent newborns, and my wife and I get a chuckle out of trying to figure out how to pronounce some of the more...unique...names....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2019 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm impressed that you're reading the resumes.... 1,634 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm impressed that you're reading the resumes. These days (at least in my experience) most companies require you to submit resumes electronically, and are then screened by software, not humans.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2019 at 07:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I usually just dump whatever it is into a gallon... 5,264 Views / 175 Replies  
I usually just dump whatever it is into a gallon real ziplock bag.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 22, 2019 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All the foods that come in big, resealable... 5,264 Views / 175 Replies  
All the foods that come in big, resealable ziplock-type bags. For whatever reason, I get lots of them where, when you pull open the bag, the ziplock things (runners?) tear away from the bag and now...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 22, 2019 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Niki Lauda 1,514 Views / 0 Replies  
It's being reported that F1 great Niki Lauda passed away yesterday (https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/9118574/niki-lauda-dead-at-70-f1-racing-legend-passes-away/).
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One could argue that Ceiling Cat is maybe more... 775 Views / 9 Replies  
One could argue that Ceiling Cat is maybe more famous in that it's pretty much the ur cat meme, and predates Grumpy Cat by at least six years....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 20, 2019 at 10:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have never ever, ever had this happen in Mail.... 5,264 Views / 175 Replies  
I have never ever, ever had this happen in Mail. I've used Mail all day, every day, for decades and the window has always stayed closed in the dock unless I click on it. It's never once spontaneously...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2019 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Grumpy Cat 775 Views / 9 Replies  
Arguably the most famous cat on the planet, and an internet icon for millions, Grumpy Cat, (real name, Tarder Sauce) passed this week. (https://twitter.com/RealGrumpyCat/status/1129310647458467840)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2019 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To celebrate Minecraft’s 10th anniversary, you... 447,438 Views / 5,134 Replies  
To celebrate Minecraft’s 10th anniversary, you can now play the classic original version in your browser, (https://classic.minecraft.net/) for free. Creative mode only.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM, in Gaming
Google drops the other shoe re:Nest 490 Views / 2 Replies  
Looks like the Works With Nest program is now EOL. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/nest-the-company-died-at-google-io-2019/) Alexa integration with Nest to be eliminated, as well.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2019 at 08:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thought I'd post this here. Some jackhole passes... 2,236 Views / 51 Replies  
Thought I'd post this here. Some jackhole passes the schoolbus on the right side, using what looks to be a bike lane.
Some quick thinking by the driver saves a boy from possible injury....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2019 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can you sync the clipboard via iCloud? 548 Views / 5 Replies  
Can you sync the clipboard via iCloud?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2019 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good to know the Winterfell Starbucks survived,... 32,968 Views / 501 Replies  
Good to know the Winterfell Starbucks survived, at least. (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530917/game-of-thrones-got-season-8-hbo-final-last-of-the-starks-starbucks-coffee-cup-blooper)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2019 at 04:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having issues with Firefox today? 513 Views / 3 Replies  
So, apparently there is a certificate snafu with Firefox wherein all of your add-ons are now disabled and you cannot re-enable them. Mozilla has a temporary fix...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2019 at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I tried using SoundCheck for about two minutes... 2,259 Views / 2 Replies  
I tried using SoundCheck for about two minutes and hate, hate, hated what it did to my music. I turned it off and never went near it again. For the life of me, I can't imagine a use for it, though I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2019 at 03:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Unless you have an all-night White Castle nearby,... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
Unless you have an all-night White Castle nearby, of course. :cool:
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 1, 2019 at 07:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an older pair of Polk bookshelf speakers... 1,406 Views / 27 Replies  
I have an older pair of Polk bookshelf speakers in my studio and really like them a lot. They aren’t exactly being driven by any high-end electronics, though....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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