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Georgia second grader tests positive for Corona... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
Georgia second grader tests positive for Corona Virus after attending first day of school. (https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/us/second-grader-coronavirus-first-day-of-school/index.html)

{Extreme...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hmmmm. On one hand, I feel that A1 sauce is an... 18,835 Views / 139 Replies  
Hmmmm. On one hand, I feel that A1 sauce is an abomination against nature and interferes with the act of communing with my steak. On the other hand, bacon, near-perfection by itself, may get some...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Paco, having something to do with polo probably... 8,382 Views / 24 Replies  
Paco, having something to do with polo probably made you look more posh than other candidates. Seriously. On a related point, there have been multiple studies that show that performance on college...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 09:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In Mojave, the default outgoing account is set in... 1,133 Views / 8 Replies  
In Mojave, the default outgoing account is set in "Composing" in Mail's preferences. One setting on the drop-down is "Automatically select best account." Mine is set that way, and it seems to do...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 09:39 AM, in Applications
Also, the phone will take more time than it seems... 618 Views / 2 Replies  
Also, the phone will take more time than it seems to finish shutting down - as much as 20 or 30 seconds after the screen goes dark. If you try to restart too soon after initiating a shutdown,...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 09:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Traffic signal algorithms. It always seems... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
Traffic signal algorithms.

It always seems that the cross street light won’t change to red until someone is coming on that street. Similarly, when I’m the only person on my street and I’m coming...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 1, 2020 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Any type of dumpling is manna-like. Pierogi, for... 18,835 Views / 139 Replies  
Any type of dumpling is manna-like. Pierogi, for example, or knodle, or kreplach. Or (properly prepared) old-fashioned unfilled dumplings that go with chicken - these are basically biscuit dough...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 31, 2020 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Google Chrome’s ad algorithms are pretty crappy... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
Google Chrome’s ad algorithms are pretty crappy too. I am NOT an appropriate customer for feminine hygiene products, yet it seems that researching fingernail hygiene products says “it’s a chick!” to...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 26, 2020 at 09:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Our primary local grocery chain, H-E-B, is... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
Our primary local grocery chain, H-E-B, is privately (family) owned. As soon as it appeared that the "no mask" idea was bad, they started gearing up to require them again. This was not all their...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I did understand the incompatibility part, but if... 716 Views / 3 Replies  
I did understand the incompatibility part, but if the Pacifist workaround failed because the newer version of iTunes was installed, it might have worked if you'd removed the newer version. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:02 AM, in Applications
Have you tried to delete iTunes 12.6.5 and then... 716 Views / 3 Replies  
Have you tried to delete iTunes 12.6.5 and then trying to install 12.6?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2020 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
Sorry Brien but it looks like the iOS version of... 476 Views / 2 Replies  
Sorry Brien but it looks like the iOS version of Safari doesn’t give us those separated options. And it looks like Safari depends on iCloud for a lot of stuff, so maybe Safari on other logged in...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2020 at 06:09 PM, in Applications
From what I gather, they were rounding up “people... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
From what I gather, they were rounding up “people dressed in all black”, as in the “Defund” movement folks. But it looks like as soon as the abductee asked for a lawyer they were let go...

Still,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 18, 2020 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
San Antonio, and Bexar County are not just... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
San Antonio, and Bexar County are not just reporting data collected from hospitals, they report that data publicly for all to read.

Yesterday there was a HUGE report. It turns out that 5,501...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 18, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But Mythbusters was about blowing stuff up. ... 828 Views / 11 Replies  
But Mythbusters was about blowing stuff up. Often, anyway... :D. My favorite was "can you really clean out a cement mixer with explosives?" Yes, yes you can. If by "clean out" you mean...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 17, 2020 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m seeing numerous “survivor” patients now. ... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
I’m seeing numerous “survivor” patients now. Some are just deconditioned - their endurance has been sapped and they get tired from simple things...like blinking.

Others are now stroke survivors. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 15, 2020 at 07:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m quite bummed about this. Usually the only... 828 Views / 11 Replies  
I’m quite bummed about this. Usually the only way someone finds out they have an aneurysm is after “an event” and the doctor tells them why their head is shaved and they have staples holding their...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 15, 2020 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hard to beat lime juice over sliced (and nicely... 18,835 Views / 139 Replies  
Hard to beat lime juice over sliced (and nicely chilled) cucumber slices for a light, “fresh” tasting salad item. Sprinkle black pepper, paprika, hot pepper, whatever over it for a zing, or just...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 14, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’d never looked at the lower case for... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
I’d never looked at the lower case for Microgramma Extended. All a Trek fan needed was the caps anyway.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 14, 2020 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Flash (or “Flash”) is only one of the typical... 864 Views / 8 Replies  
Flash (or “Flash”) is only one of the typical vectors. It’s important to be VERY suspicious of anything that wants you to install it. As of my incident above, I’m going to “just say no” to anything...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2020 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With some thought, it’s come to me that these new... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
With some thought, it’s come to me that these new machines are likely to be “user ready” out of the box, and if Rosetta 2 is as effective as the original, current software should “just run,” rather...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2020 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. That was amazing. I've only just scanned... 866 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow. That was amazing. I've only just scanned it, but our sun is a busy bee, ain't it?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2020 at 08:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was recently caught by a benign looking... 864 Views / 8 Replies  
I was recently caught by a benign looking download. It came from a page that was supposed to give me a certificate for a continuing education course I'd just completed. Somehow the legitimate...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2020 at 07:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent point. Or Bugs Bunny breaking the... 116,003 Views / 559 Replies  
Excellent point. Or Bugs Bunny breaking the fourth wall in reaction... Either way, better than just a helmet cam going all over the place.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congratulations on the fix. That sort of thing... 632 Views / 7 Replies  
Congratulations on the fix. That sort of thing is awfully frustrating. “This is the right part, why doesn’t it work?” Yeah, I’ve said that a LOT. :\

It may be worth your time to try to flash...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Now if he’d been a Loony Toon, he’d have gone... 116,003 Views / 559 Replies  
Now if he’d been a Loony Toon, he’d have gone around that tree. On both sides, of course.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s what I thought, but I have other... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
That’s what I thought, but I have other questions. And I didn’t fully state my question. Will an ARM machine with a Rosetta 2 layer between it and legacy code be enough faster to Joe User that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2020 at 05:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The birds like the shade (and the perch space)... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
The birds like the shade (and the perch space) too.

The local grocery chain, H-E-B, has several stores near me that feature nice amounts of trees in their parking lots. One store in particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2020 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With all of that power, would these new chips be... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
With all of that power, would these new chips be able to emulate an Intel CPU enough to run (what will be) legacy OS/apps? Apple did that when they transitioned to Intel, so I would think that the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2020 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s probably around “normal” for that phone. ... 1,081 Views / 3 Replies  
That’s probably around “normal” for that phone. Keep in mind that the battery in it is not anywhere new, and the OS is trying to use an older processor to do more stuff, so it’s working harder than...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:10 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I hadn’t thought about the openings in the... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
I hadn’t thought about the openings in the keyboard. I have a decorative/crumb blocking cover on my MBP’s keyboard.... I may be taking that off to see if that makes a noticeable difference in when...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So let's see if I really get this... Thermal... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
So let's see if I really get this...

Thermal management requires, among other things, some sort of heat sink. Sometimes (often?) the heat sink has active cooling via a fan of some kind - the fan...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 26, 2020 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that's the way his order read. Then,... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
Yeah, that's the way his order read. Then, instead of leading, he sidestepped the issue and made it look like that was his idea all along. Sure.....
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2020 at 04:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My local government is taking solid steps to rein... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
My local government is taking solid steps to rein in the horrendously large, sudden increase in cases - and deaths locally. Our governor, not so much. Texas had 4000 new cases YESTERDAY. (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2020 at 04:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve never been able to get metal cones fully... 14,848 Views / 128 Replies  
I’ve never been able to get metal cones fully clean. I use unbleached Melina cone filters - I don’t know that I can taste a difference between the unbleached and bleached filters, but using...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t run my iPad down to nothing in a normal... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
I don’t run my iPad down to nothing in a normal day. But the ChromeBook seems to do more on the first 50% of battery life than my 3rd Gen iPad Air.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2020 at 06:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
USB, SD card storage, and longer battery life are... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
USB, SD card storage, and longer battery life are a few points where the ChromeBook beats the iPad.

On the other hand, I'm limited with the ChromeBook to cloud storage with Google, rather than...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 14, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It can be. But I've had some meatloaf that... 6,842 Views / 134 Replies  
It can be.

But I've had some meatloaf that was quite different from the run of the mill "extended hamburger" fare. Don't count on a restaurant's meatloaf to be anything beyond the Sloppy Joe log....
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 14, 2020 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Technical considerations aside, will ARM... 5,286 Views / 186 Replies  
Technical considerations aside, will ARM processors make enough of a difference in computing power and battery life that Joe Mac User will rush to throw down the cash for a new machine - with a new...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 11, 2020 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think a leaky flush valve is a particularly... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
I think a leaky flush valve is a particularly irritating minor irritant. The whole idea of automatically cleaning the toilet bowl with every flush is more than just attractive; it’s incredibly...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 9, 2020 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I may have to try the TP -over-the-nose trick. ... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
I may have to try the TP -over-the-nose trick. Depending on TP quality, of course...

I think the diving mask trick only works because the mask is held tight against the face. I could be wrong...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 5, 2020 at 09:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Keeping the nose wire adjusted firmly against the... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
Keeping the nose wire adjusted firmly against the nose helps quite a bit. My issue is that usually by the time I've donned and doffed those specs a few times, my mask has shifted just enough to no...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2020 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course that's the root of it, but it didn't... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
Of course that's the root of it, but it didn't come up until Bolton was on the NSC. So while da prez doesn't want to have any Obama remnants around him, it took Bolton to point it out. So there's...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 06:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I work in a rehab hospital, and we have to wear... 72,149 Views / 433 Replies  
I work in a rehab hospital, and we have to wear masks all day long, so I have one on when I walk into the building, and take it off only when I get back into my car. It gets kinda tiring.

And...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hold Command-R during boot to boot to the... 1,987 Views / 7 Replies  
Hold Command-R during boot to boot to the recovery partition. With the startup chime a thing of the past, I don't know what cue to use for when to hold those keys down...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 05:49 PM, in macOS
Trump actively demolished the National Security... 29,052 Views / 641 Replies  
Trump actively demolished the National Security Council’s Global Health Security and Biodefense unit in 2018 (...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And then there’s this: Central Park Dog Walker... 54,097 Views / 383 Replies  
And then there’s this: Central Park Dog Walker Threatens Bird Watcher (...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven’t bothered with a third-party app for... 1,152 Views / 11 Replies  
I haven’t bothered with a third-party app for screen shots. I just use the OS tools.

But I don’t use them often enough to even really remember the shortcuts, so maybe that says something about my...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM, in Applications
So the app is only looking at the date the mail... 2,735 Views / 7 Replies  
So the app is only looking at the date the mail file was created - the import date. Hmmm. That’s not nearly as smart as I thought Mail App would be.

Of course despite all my vetting,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
Is the recovery partition OS-version sensitive? ... 1,987 Views / 7 Replies  
Is the recovery partition OS-version sensitive?

When I was dinking around with rebuilding my iMac, I looked into several tools that would “create a recovery partition on you drive”, but I...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
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