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I'm pretty much on the same page - and I am a PWL... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
I'm pretty much on the same page - and I am a PWL mod.

However, I don't think #5 is OK. I think it's just a hair past #2 as a personal attack, and I think it would be on the edge of acceptable...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2017 at 08:49 PM, in Feedback
I'm having some issues with iOS 11 (now 11.0.2). ... 1,296 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm having some issues with iOS 11 (now 11.0.2).

First, CarPlay seems a bit off. Where before I could use apps like Pandora in my car, now it seems to have trouble connecting. I may have to...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2017 at 08:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Staphylococcus aureus strains have developed... 936 Views / 75 Replies  
Staphylococcus aureus strains have developed resistance to most antibiotic agents. Tuberculosis has developed resistance to some anti-tubercular agents. The mechanism through which these bacteria...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2017 at 06:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nate sure doesn't look pretty. I don't... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
Nate sure doesn't look pretty.

I don't think I'm the only one who's tired of these storms. Whether it's because of "climate change" or just that we were spared for a decade and now the storms...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 7, 2017 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The biggest problem with getting things to the... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
The biggest problem with getting things to the folks in Puerto Rico that need them is that their infrastructure has been pretty well wrecked. Cruise lines have been bringing in stuff for several...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2017 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So it's going to be one of those years... Dang... 285 Views / 5 Replies  
So it's going to be one of those years... Dang it!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2017 at 08:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm glad he's being treated and is getting... 366 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm glad he's being treated and is getting better.

It's all about how the body is divided into compartments. The upper jaw is in the same compartment as the brain. Get an infection in an upper...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2017 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a few apps (games) that my iPad and phone... 1,296 Views / 22 Replies  
I have a few apps (games) that my iPad and phone say "won't work with iOS 11." Any actual problems seen with this? I'm ready to install on both if I don't lose a couple of these games.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2017 at 08:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I would hardly call "Hustler" anything like Hef's... 651 Views / 38 Replies  
I would hardly call "Hustler" anything like Hef's offspring. Playboy (until they changed formats and supposedly eliminated nudity) featured exceptionally well done photography, artistically done,...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2017 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is... 651 Views / 40 Replies  
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke

Within a science fiction framework, it's important to avoid spending a lot of time and exposition...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
De-duping on a consumer level? OH BOY do I need... 2,377 Views / 87 Replies  
De-duping on a consumer level? OH BOY do I need that!

I have multiple copies of a huge number of photos, multiple copies of various PDFs for reference material, etc.... Yeah, this consumer...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:13 AM, in macOS
There are well established mechanisms for... 1,003 Views / 43 Replies  
There are well established mechanisms for determining if a person is a legitimate threat to themselves or others, and mechanisms for taking action in such cases.

Unfortunately it seems that...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2017 at 07:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
One does not have to "write" legislation in order... 621 Views / 38 Replies  
One does not have to "write" legislation in order to shape legislation. Mr. Ford served as House Minority Leader for 8 years. The Minority Leader is literally the leader of the minority party, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2017 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
At its foundation, your question is moot because... 1,003 Views / 43 Replies  
At its foundation, your question is moot because the only way to properly diagnose CTE is post mortem.

Here's a very informative article from The Mayo Clinic...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Back when we discussed Touch ID when it came out,... 2,110 Views / 98 Replies  
Back when we discussed Touch ID when it came out, I pointed out that I couldn't get a good read on my right thumb. Something about how I've abused the poor digit and the scars and creases...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 18, 2017 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I will readily admit to both having my fireproof... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
I will readily admit to both having my fireproof suit in the cleaners and being taken by surprise by the general responses in this thread. We didn't have a press release for a number of reasons, one...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 18, 2017 at 09:14 PM, in Feedback
The moderator response has been inconsistent... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
The moderator response has been inconsistent because when one of us says something, usually about a specific point someone made, others appear to expand the meaning of the response beyond what it was...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 16, 2017 at 09:00 PM, in Feedback
I'm pretty sure you can use a combination of... 454 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm pretty sure you can use a combination of melted cheese and baked tomato sauce to weld armor plating. You just have to have it get to 450ºF for about 5 minutes, and then apply to the metal joint.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 14, 2017 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just an observation: I've spent more time... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
Just an observation: I've spent more time reading and participating in this thread lately than I have with the rest of the forums put together. I'm getting some folks' sense that we on the staff...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 14, 2017 at 05:48 PM, in Feedback
Once a member's specific post has an infraction,... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
Once a member's specific post has an infraction, we don't add more to that post. The unacceptable posts not only continued, but from my point of view they accelerated. So each new, unacceptable...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:47 PM, in Feedback
I know that it happens sometimes. I do not know... 448 Views / 3 Replies  
I know that it happens sometimes. I do not know why. Most of the time it either fixes itself or I restart my phone and everything's back to normal.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Thanks. That sort of indicates some problem with... 7,789 Views / 122 Replies  
Thanks. That sort of indicates some problem with a preferences file, but I'm not sure which one...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My cousin who lives in Miami got all the way to... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
My cousin who lives in Miami got all the way to Charleston. She has two small kids, and is passing this off as another vacation, but she's still very worried about how Miami has actually fared.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think sealing up your phone while you're at... 685 Views / 19 Replies  
I think sealing up your phone while you're at some sort of event is a bit extreme. The last concert I went to was both at a venue I'd never been to, and one of my favorite performers. I took...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 06:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1) With my nose. Usually, I bring things closer... 769 Views / 23 Replies  
1) With my nose. Usually, I bring things closer to my nose to get the specific aroma I'm interested in. It localizes the aroma better.

2) Rather nice at the moment, thanks. I have recently had...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My 5s was about $800 when I got it (max memory,... 2,110 Views / 98 Replies  
My 5s was about $800 when I got it (max memory, fairly new to the market, etc.), so "OMG it's like a grand!!!" seems like an overreaction.

Like andi, I'm going to be getting a new phone in the not...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I did not disagree. My statement was more... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
I did not disagree. My statement was more general, and did not address Oreo's specific interactions with Capn. There were warnings and messages and clear information that his behavior was not...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 06:11 PM, in Feedback
I was just clarifying. I have had issues in the... 3,764 Views / 15 Replies  
I was just clarifying. I have had issues in the past with every indication showing that WiFi was up and running, but it wasn't. This has been an on and off OS X issue for many versions, and though...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 05:56 PM, in macOS
When you say you "turned off" and "turned on"... 7,789 Views / 122 Replies  
When you say you "turned off" and "turned on" your computer, did you shut down and reboot, or just put it to sleep (lid down) and wake it up (lid open). While it is "off" with the lid closed (after...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2017 at 05:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Because of how so many people have gone ahead and... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
Because of how so many people have gone ahead and moved to help, for years we'll be hearing "see, I told you it was a good idea to spend that much on jacking my truck that high up!" This will also...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 3, 2017 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Midwest skeeters deserve a lot of respect. ... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
Midwest skeeters deserve a lot of respect. They're nasty. Interesting note: when George Washington (yes that George Washington) surveyed the area west of Lake Erie and around Lake Huron, he...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 2, 2017 at 05:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The infractions didn't all pile up at once, and... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
The infractions didn't all pile up at once, and there was plenty of time for him to see that his behavior was unacceptable. Your perception in a Monday morning quarterback role isn't giving us...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 2, 2017 at 04:58 PM, in Feedback
Just to clarify, if a member receives an... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
Just to clarify, if a member receives an infraction, he/she gets an automatic message that says basically "greetings, you've earned an infraction because of X". The automatic message is part of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 AM, in Feedback
Mother Nature is a b!tch, too. Here in San... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
Mother Nature is a b!tch, too.

Here in San Antonio, we got enough rain to push back drought actions a while; we went into "stage 1" restrictions in mid-July, which meant only watering lawns once a...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 31, 2017 at 11:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry I can't help. I haven't messed with... 2,002 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry I can't help. I haven't messed with NeoOffice or Open Office for a long time. I wound up sticking with "the devil I know" and using Microsoft Office. Yeah, Bill got a few bucks off of me,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:45 AM, in Applications
I realize that I haven't yet restarted the... 2,138 Views / 4 Replies  
I realize that I haven't yet restarted the computer... I'll do that first, then see if there's a problem or if I'm just a little slow in first-line correction steps. ;)
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
While it's possible to rack up a bunch of points... 9,020 Views / 336 Replies  
While it's possible to rack up a bunch of points pretty quickly, and "suddenly" find yourself banned, in this case it was not "quick" at all. "Warnings" in the form of infraction reports were issued...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:01 PM, in Feedback
How do I do that? 2,138 Views / 4 Replies  
How do I do that?
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 28, 2017 at 08:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
I heard about Jerry that day, but didn't get a... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
I heard about Jerry that day, but didn't get a chance to visit here until today. Say what you want about his art, but I think it's amazing that anyone could milk a "gawky and clumsy teenager"...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 27, 2017 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Austin is pretty spread out; the official... 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
Austin is pretty spread out; the official rainfall at Camp Mabry (which is what NWS brings up when you search for rainfall in Austin) is around 6 1/4", but Camp Mabry is kind of northwest Austin. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 27, 2017 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't Get iMac to Sleep With Power Button 2,138 Views / 4 Replies  
This seems to have come from out of the blue. I typically use the power button to put my iMac (mid 2007) to sleep, but it no longer does that. Now, the first time I press the button, nothing...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 27, 2017 at 09:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
So, Tropical Stormy Enough For You? 2,503 Views / 118 Replies  
Most of Texas has been anxiety-ridden because of Hurricane Harvey, and in most of the Gulf Coast areas, with good reason. Here in San Antonio, we've had less than two inches of rain since Friday,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 27, 2017 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got to see it - with approved glasses -... 979 Views / 30 Replies  
I got to see it - with approved glasses - yesterday. Awesome. My iPhone picture (with the approved glasses) was less stunning than subego's. But WOW that was very cool.
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 22, 2017 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I'm drinking a non-California Riesling, I try... 635 Views / 10 Replies  
If I'm drinking a non-California Riesling, I try to pronounce this German name as if I had some clue about German pronunciation. Otherwise I am likely to say "give me the Johannesburg stuff".
...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 19, 2017 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Leaving the iMac with OS and programs intact,... 916 Views / 5 Replies  
Leaving the iMac with OS and programs intact, assuming they're Apple programs that came with the machine, isn't that hard.

After migrating your stuff to the new computer, format the disk and then...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2017 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is it possible that, in importing your old mail,... 670 Views / 13 Replies  
Is it possible that, in importing your old mail, you've imported something beyond just the mail? Like some deep-down rule that's overriding what you're trying to do with filters?
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2017 at 08:55 PM, in Applications
My 2nd Gen Mini was my workout buddy for quite a... 527 Views / 15 Replies  
My 2nd Gen Mini was my workout buddy for quite a long time. It was one of the original Product RED versions. My wife's Mini (also 2G) has been handy for her as well.

Today, mine sits in a dock...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2017 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
None of my devices has popped up a notification... 1,882 Views / 2 Replies  
None of my devices has popped up a notification about this yet, but my iPad admits 10.3.3 is available...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Wow, Chongo, that was a tough day for you! I... 2,456 Views / 49 Replies  
Wow, Chongo, that was a tough day for you! I hope you're recovering well, and that you've gone nuclear - or at least chemical - on those ants.

I had ONE fire ant bite in Panama. My whole finger...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The bestest equipment there is won't help if you... 54,949 Views / 780 Replies  
The bestest equipment there is won't help if you can't plug stuff into it. With my ungainly mitts, I'd need a lot of space for ANY connection, let alone a bunch, so I feel your pain (and though it's...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 15, 2017 at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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