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Central Michigan’s flooding was also due to crazy... 80,236 Views / 379 Replies  
Central Michigan’s flooding was also due to crazy excessive rains, which overwhelmed (probably way overdue for maintenance/replacement) dams.

Here in South Texas, we’ve had more rain than typical....
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gevalia’s Breakfast Blend is pretty bland. Their... 11,056 Views / 119 Replies  
Gevalia’s Breakfast Blend is pretty bland. Their French Roast is pretty robust, with lots of depth.

We tried the Black Rifle AK beans. Bueno... It’s mild and yet full-flavored. They recommend...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2020 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a long time we'd been Gevalia subscribers,... 11,056 Views / 119 Replies  
For a long time we'd been Gevalia subscribers, and gosh that was good coffee. But we moved to buying it from the grocery store once they started selling it that way. Lately it's been harder to find...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2020 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both South Korea and Taiwan have massive amounts... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Both South Korea and Taiwan have massive amounts of trade and travel. The island concept isn’t really applicable here.

On the other hand, they do both have a long history of taking $hit very...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2020 at 01:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
“Update” for the Same App Every Day 179 Views / 2 Replies  
On my iPhone (currently on iOS 13.4.1, but this has been going on for a while), I have one app that offers to update through the App Store every day. Every single day. Not a new version or update,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM, in iOS Apps
Fox underrates lots of stuff. If it doesn't have... 14,301 Views / 100 Replies  
Fox underrates lots of stuff. If it doesn't have tons of ad revenue, it's a dog. Don't even give a series a chance to settle and build an audience, just whack it if it doesn't show an immediate...
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2020 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is more than one kind of ventilator. The... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
There is more than one kind of ventilator. The more common type is an “open loop” machine, which essentially just pushes air/oxygen into the patient’s lungs, and exhausts the patient’s exhalation...
Posted by ghporter, on May 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds awesome! I think we'll have to try... 2,106 Views / 114 Replies  
That sounds awesome! I think we'll have to try that.

Did you add the beans/garbanzos, or just stick with the feta for protien?
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2020 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We've decided to table the "hanging bikes" issue... 876 Views / 33 Replies  
We've decided to table the "hanging bikes" issue until we can plan it out properly.

Given that our garage is just large enough for the two cars, with a modest amount of side room for garden...
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2020 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re quite happy with glass in this case. It... 876 Views / 33 Replies  
We’re quite happy with glass in this case. It will be TONS more open than the previous setup.

As built, the bathroom had a 32x32” shower stall at the left, with a partial wall separating it from...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Indeed. When we met, my wife and I were both... 672 Views / 9 Replies  
Indeed.

When we met, my wife and I were both in the Air Force, both working in the same building, but in (almost) completely separate organizations. Once we got married, we went to work together,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Moss is pretty...but aggressive. I... 876 Views / 33 Replies  
Yeah. Moss is pretty...but aggressive.

I cleaned out my gutters a couple of weeks ago. We only have them at the front of the house - where the oak trees drop their leaves. I wound up doing a...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno... I just had two weeks off with my... 672 Views / 9 Replies  
I dunno...

I just had two weeks off with my wife. Now we didn't stay "cooped up" per se. We went on walks (not strolls, but not quite power walks) about every other day, and we had stuff to do...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not DIY, but our (planned for early April)... 876 Views / 33 Replies  
Not DIY, but our (planned for early April) bathroom remodels are afoot. Going from a "phone booth" sized stall shower and "garden tub" - neither were as useful as they had seemed when we had the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm hungry now... 2,106 Views / 114 Replies  
I'm hungry now...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hahahahahahahahaha! 672 Views / 9 Replies  
Hahahahahahahahaha!
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2020 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wound up “fixing” the kitchen faucet and one... 876 Views / 33 Replies  
I wound up “fixing” the kitchen faucet and one bathroom faucet. By completely replacing the “Sam Jackson-ing” things.

The kitchen faucet was dripping where the pull-out hose connected to the main...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2020 at 08:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crozier went public only after “through channels”... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Crozier went public only after “through channels” attempts to get some relief for his crew were ignored. Wiki says the Roosevelt has a complement of 3,200 crew, with an air wing complement of 2,480;...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 25, 2020 at 12:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You can probably find out what the local network... 1,326 Views / 13 Replies  
You can probably find out what the local network load is through DSL Reports ( http://www.dslreports.com/testsearch?q=network%20load)

My “up to 40Mbps” down connection was pushing 50 most of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2020 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My only problem with avocados is getting them... 2,106 Views / 114 Replies  
My only problem with avocados is getting them when they are “not too ripe” but “not too unripe”. It’s a skill that I’ve learned over time, and I’m getting pretty good at it.

While in Honduras in...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2020 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You, my friend, have missed out. By itself,... 2,106 Views / 114 Replies  
You, my friend, have missed out.

By itself, avocado can be anywhere from nutty to buttery to both. The flesh is smooth and creamy, and can be served sliced or mushed up in many ways. Adding a...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2020 at 01:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The way BDUs (and their successors) are cut are... 1,464 Views / 46 Replies  
The way BDUs (and their successors) are cut are totally functional, with notable additions like extra fabric over knees, and pockets that are designed to be used. Those outside pockets are made with...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2020 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Since our income isn’t particularly consistent... 891 Views / 18 Replies  
Since our income isn’t particularly consistent (we are both paid hourly, and my “full time” job can range (in normal times) from 32 to 40+ hours each week), so we are happy to not have to deal with...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 20, 2020 at 02:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Women’s pants typically have “pockets” as a... 1,464 Views / 46 Replies  
Women’s pants typically have “pockets” as a stylistic adornment, not for actual storage in any practical sense. My wife has @#%$ed about this strongly noted this for quite some time. It turns out...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 20, 2020 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tortillas take practice. The consistency of the... 2,106 Views / 114 Replies  
Tortillas take practice. The consistency of the dough, and how hard you work it before rolling it matter. And they are best cooked on a plain, flat griddle that is HOT.

As a therapist that does...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 19, 2020 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If our “whole system” were livestock, there are a... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
If our “whole system” were livestock, there are a number of folks who would feel that the morally and ethically responsible thing to do would be to euthanize the whole herd and burn the carcasses.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ours showed up by direct deposit. We’re in a... 891 Views / 18 Replies  
Ours showed up by direct deposit. We’re in a position to help our son and his wife keep a roof over their heads and keep their health insurance running, so that “bribe” is sitting there, ready if...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Frozen meals’ availability is an interesting... 2,106 Views / 114 Replies  
Frozen meals’ availability is an interesting thing right now, at least here.

Lean Cuisine and the like...plenty available. Marie Calandar, Stouffer’s, and so on (comfort, not-so-healthy for you,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So far, the iPhone 8 I currently have is the... 1,464 Views / 46 Replies  
So far, the iPhone 8 I currently have is the largest iPhone I’ve ever had, and it just about as big as I can manage for carrying and use. That the SE is exactly the same size as the 8 is both...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When we took my dad on a cruise, we stopped in... 14,301 Views / 100 Replies  
When we took my dad on a cruise, we stopped in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. My sister-in-law is married to a guy whose family is from there, so brother-in-law introduced my dad to his cousins. They...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 15, 2020 at 11:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll add this as well (... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
I’ll add this as well ( https://www.linkedin.com/content-guest/article/saving-your-health-one-mask-time-peter-tippett-md-phd/). In this, a real internal medicine ER doctor with a PhD in biochemistry...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 13, 2020 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m sharing this here - and elsewhere - to help... 11,056 Views / 119 Replies  
I’m sharing this here - and elsewhere - to help others with the “is it safe to get stuff <in the mail><from Amazon><delivered by drones><etc>” issues.
An Infectious Disease MD and PhD in...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 13, 2020 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The loss of smell (and taste - a side effect of... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
The loss of smell (and taste - a side effect of losing smell) appears to be caused by changes in the mucus - or reactions to the mucous membranes - due to the action of the virus or the immune...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 12, 2020 at 11:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had to go to a big box home improvement store... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
I had to go to a big box home improvement store today. Had to because our kitchen faucet was leaking, and getting at the leak caused it to catastrophically fail - mostly because the parts that held...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 11, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I've been washing my hands like three times as... 2,516 Views / 45 Replies  
I've been washing my hands like three times as often as before, so my right thumbprint isn't being recognized as consistently as it used to be. My phone still likes my left thumb though.

Hand...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Offshoring so many “insignificant” products -... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Offshoring so many “insignificant” products - like masks - has done a lot of harm. Offshoring other things, like pharmaceuticals, was a slowly growing problem already. It just wasn’t as obvious...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 7, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wow. We’re having to make do with quarts of half... 11,056 Views / 119 Replies  
Wow. We’re having to make do with quarts of half and half. We usually buy a half gallon of half and half, and it lasts as much as 3 weeks. But our local grocery isn’t stocking that size, or even...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And now he’s in ICU. So much for his “herd... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
And now he’s in ICU. So much for his “herd immunity” ideas, eh?
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody else could buy ANY sanitizer for themselves changes it to something beyond that.

One or two hurricanes ago, a lot of states wrote or toughened...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the pun) supplies in the process. Buy low, sell high is one thing, but this guy basically bought up everything, leaving nothing for anyone else.

It...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 2, 2020 at 07:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The big box places around here seem to be staying... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
The big box places around here seem to be staying busy, and they aren’t (apparently) controlling the number of people in the stores. Every time I pass the closest Home Depot, the parking lot is...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 1, 2020 at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My brother in LA says he’s doing fine. He was... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
My brother in LA says he’s doing fine. He was doing plenty of work from home before, so he’s fine. His coworkers are similarly well employed (he’s in software). He complains about having to queue...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2020 at 06:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In part it’s drama. Otherwise it’s poor time... 163,791 Views / 659 Replies  
In part it’s drama. Otherwise it’s poor time management on the teacher’s part.

As an instructor at the community college level, I was regularly evaluated on my time management (among tons of...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re using basic “surgical-style” masks, and our... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
We’re using basic “surgical-style” masks, and our small stock of N95s are held in reserve in case any patient winds up being diagnosed.

Our masking rules’ rationale is two-fold. First, it’s...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2020 at 09:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Working my tail off lately. Our staffing has... 2,516 Views / 45 Replies  
Working my tail off lately. Our staffing has taken a hit to some extent. Schools closed means some coworkers can’t come in, and others are having (different) health issues because of the wonderful...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Corporate decided that because a) lots of... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Corporate decided that because a) lots of employees were freaked out about working with patients who might have been exposed and b) lots of patients are freaked out about being in a hospital right...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
On the bright side, Los Angeles has cleaner air... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
On the bright side, Los Angeles has cleaner air than it’s had in decades... ( https://la.curbed.com/2020/3/26/21195699/pollution-los-angeles-traffic-coronavirus )
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Any mask is better than no mask when in an... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Any mask is better than no mask when in an exposure situation. N95 masks that aren’t properly fitted will work about as well as a standard droplet precaution mask - your basic “surgical” mask - as...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 08:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Laminar, don’t be hard on yourself for that minor... 5,872 Views / 42 Replies  
Laminar, don’t be hard on yourself for that minor goof. My wife, who has baked for a long time, accidentally used “spreadable” butter when making chocolate chip cookies today. They put a little...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2020 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, the Chloroquine angle appears to work. ... 13,027 Views / 525 Replies  
Actually, the Chloroquine angle appears to work. It's been used to treat SARS, and Novel Corona is a SARS family virus. The guy who died took chloroquine phosphate, an aquarium additive, NOT an...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 24, 2020 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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