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RIP Mira Furlan 14 Views / 0 Replies  
Mira Furlan, Delenn of Babylon 5 fame, has passed. (https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/mira-furlan-dead-at-65-lost-babylon-5-actress-rousseau.html) She was 65.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cory Booker dropped this gem of a tweet... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Cory Booker dropped this gem of a tweet yesterday...

https://i.redd.it/hw8sm2c0clc61.jpg
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 12:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like neither Pence or McConnell will be... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Looks like neither Pence or McConnell will be attending Trump’s big sendoff at Andrews.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 19, 2021 at 09:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Troops on the streets have already encountered... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Troops on the streets have already encountered individuals scoping-out the security setups and taking pictures. I believe one guy was arrested for having a loaded gun (including a chambered round)...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 19, 2021 at 06:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What reports are you basing this on? 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
What reports are you basing this on?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 19, 2021 at 06:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On the down side, the US is now at 400,000+ dead. 139,480 Views / 827 Replies  
On the down side, the US is now at 400,000+ dead.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 19, 2021 at 06:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A lot of us have been wanting that since 2016. 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
A lot of us have been wanting that since 2016.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 19, 2021 at 09:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or, maybe there's a "don't talk about the plan"... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Or, maybe there's a "don't talk about the plan" stage after that?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 19, 2021 at 09:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Sylvain Sylvain 355 Views / 0 Replies  
Syl Sylvain, guitarist for the influential proto-punk band the New York Dolls, has died. Cancer. He was 69....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 17, 2021 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Which? Making suggestions to the president? The... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Which? Making suggestions to the president? The president invoking a federal action? Or manufacturing MyPillows?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 16, 2021 at 09:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Magsafe was one of the best things Apple ever... 454 Views / 8 Replies  
Magsafe was one of the best things Apple ever came up with. It may have been a proprietary connector, but it was a really smart idea. I’m really glad to see it come back (if the report is accurate.)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 16, 2021 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The My Pillow guy met with Trump Friday. A... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
The My Pillow guy met with Trump Friday. A photographer snapped a pic of the notes he had prepared (https://twitter.com/jabinbotsford/status/1350186100564905985), and they appear to show that he's...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 16, 2021 at 03:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you're in the distinct minority when it... 454 Views / 8 Replies  
I think you're in the distinct minority when it comes to the touchbar, unfortunately.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 16, 2021 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The US has more people in prison than any other... 565 Views / 14 Replies  
The US has more people in prison than any other country. (https://www.statista.com/statistics/262961/countries-with-the-most-prisoners/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 15, 2021 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I sent a text. No, there were some... 404 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, I sent a text.
No, there were some Androids in the crowd, and I’m betting that’s the problem. Messages defaults to standard SMS when there’s a non-iOS device involved. I couldn’t even send a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 15, 2021 at 06:59 PM, in iOS Apps
New MacBook Pros are coming this year 454 Views / 8 Replies  
Larger screens. Apple silicon. The touchbar is dead. The MagSafe charger connection is back!...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 15, 2021 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, I set up a 19-person text group this morning,... 404 Views / 5 Replies  
So, I set up a 19-person text group this morning, and the Details option only gives me the option to hide or share my location. There’s no option to name the group. Weird.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 15, 2021 at 11:16 AM, in iOS Apps
Massachusetts woman fired from hospital after... 802 Views / 15 Replies  
Massachusetts woman fired from hospital after being identified in video by her daughter (https://www.theroot.com/massachusetts-woman-fired-from-hospital-after-being-ide-1846060065) The daughter went...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 11:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Welcome to every congressional Democrat’s world,... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Welcome to every congressional Democrat’s world, I guess?

Poor guy was just elected in 2020, supporting Trump, partially bankrolled by the DeVos family, winning endorsements from all the rIght...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 11:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently, the Nat.Guard troops have been... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Apparently, the Nat.Guard troops have been authorized to use lethal force...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 07:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On its way out the door, Trump admin kills LGBTQ... 799,789 Views / 2,795 Replies  
On its way out the door, Trump admin kills LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections. (https://www.queerty.com/trump-admin-kills-lgbtq-nondiscrimination-protections-way-door-20210113)
Cruelty to the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 07:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
TIL...As of today, there are more active duty US... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
TIL...As of today, there are more active duty US troops (20,000+ Nat.Guard) stationed in DC than there are in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 07:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A Democratic Congresswoman had panic buttons... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
A Democratic Congresswoman had panic buttons installed throughout her offices after receiving several threats. However, when the riot happened and went to use them, they discovered the buttons had...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 03:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There's this Samsung Galaxy ad running on cable... 142,285 Views / 509 Replies  
There's this Samsung Galaxy ad running on cable right now, and it features this autotuned-to-death Justin Bieber song where he's moaning on and on about being lonely. The capper is the final bit...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 02:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's how I would normally accomplish it. I was... 404 Views / 5 Replies  
That's how I would normally accomplish it. I was just hoping I could create a standing group ahead of time.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 12:11 PM, in iOS Apps
Per WaPo... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Per WaPo (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-isolated-impeachment/2021/01/13/0595675a-55b6-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html)...
...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2021 at 09:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Create a Contact Group without iCloud? 404 Views / 5 Replies  
Is there a way to create a Contact Group (for texting) without going through iCloud to set it up or using 3rd-party apps?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 13, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in iOS Apps
He’s gotta be pumped that he finally got more... 802 Views / 15 Replies  
He’s gotta be pumped that he finally got more votes than a Clinton.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 13, 2021 at 06:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What counts as a "moderate" republican these... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
What counts as a "moderate" republican these days?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 13, 2021 at 05:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like Liz Cheney has pissed off some of her... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Looks like Liz Cheney has pissed off some of her colleagues by supporting impeachment. (https://twitter.com/JakeSherman/status/1349391554859962373)

The VP's residence has been surrounded by...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 13, 2021 at 01:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have to think such an order would run afoul of... 802 Views / 15 Replies  
I have to think such an order would run afoul of the Constitution before the ink dried.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 13, 2021 at 09:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Per NYT... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Per NYT (https://mobile.twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1349107765440966656): Mitch McConnell has told associates he believes Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 12, 2021 at 09:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
PGA drops plans to hold 2022 PGA Championship at... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
PGA drops plans to hold 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster (aka Trump National) course. (https://www.pga.com/story/a-statement-from-the-pga-of-america-on-the-2022-pga-championship)

The R&A...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 12, 2021 at 10:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I kind of imagine he’s fearful for his and his... 802 Views / 15 Replies  
I kind of imagine he’s fearful for his and his family’s safety. Invoking the 25th would almost certainly assure violent retribution by Trumplings. The safer bet is to let Pelosi and the Democrats do...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 11, 2021 at 11:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks to a small addition to December's enormous... 148,702 Views / 416 Replies  
Thanks to a small addition to December's enormous coronavirus relief and government funding bill, US intelligence agencies have 180 days (from when Trump signed the bill into law) to report what they...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 11, 2021 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My rule of thumb has always been: Do not use a... 513 Views / 4 Replies  
My rule of thumb has always been: Do not use a set recharging schedule. Vary your recharging schedule as much as possible, i.e. Let the battery get down below 20% before you recharge, then next time...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 11, 2021 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It appears Parler has imploded like a neutron... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
It appears Parler has imploded like a neutron star. Various webservices they had been using have dropped them, including one called Twilio, which handled security authentications for users. Here's a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 11, 2021 at 10:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In the prep for my wife’s lumpectomy this Friday,... 139,480 Views / 827 Replies  
In the prep for my wife’s lumpectomy this Friday, she must, of course, be tested for COVID. According to the doc, they are discovering that COVID and general anesthesia do not play well with each...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 10, 2021 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
VE Day in Times Square, May 8, 1945, was... 148,702 Views / 416 Replies  
VE Day in Times Square, May 8, 1945, was televised.

https://i.redd.it/40wsttbcour51.png
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 10, 2021 at 09:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Secretary of Defense (#5) now refers to... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
The Secretary of Defense (#5) now refers to Wednesday’s riot as “First Amendment Protests.” (https://mobile.twitter.com/navybook/status/1347908922292768771)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 9, 2021 at 05:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In the US, where many (most?) states are "at... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
In the US, where many (most?) states are "at will" states, anyone can be canned at any time, at the whim of the employer. Reasons are kept pretty non-specific for legal reasons, so "Because you...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 9, 2021 at 03:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's the thing...This wasn't a case of "drunk... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Here's the thing...This wasn't a case of "drunk partiers get loud and stoopid on TikTok." Losing your job over that level of silliness would be uncalled for. This, though, was a crowd of people, many...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 9, 2021 at 10:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Is it truly doxing, though, if these idiots are... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Is it truly doxing, though, if these idiots are recording themselves ransacking the US Capitol and posting the vids for all to see? I’m not on board with actual doxing, but these fools are doing it...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And Reddit has banned its largest remaining Trump... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
And Reddit has banned its largest remaining Trump sub, r/donaldtrump.

Speaking of Reddit, you might want to mosey over to the r/byebyejob sub. They’re noting who’s losing their jobs over...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 8, 2021 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
The Pentagon blocked the DC National Guard from receiving riot gear or interacting with protesters without explicit approval from Trump's defense secretary...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No one made an honest mistake. It's not like the... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
No one made an honest mistake. It's not like the crowd mysteriously appeared out of the ether. They were at Trump's rally. Then, at his encouragement, marched over to the Capitol and attacked the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 8, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Time delay text messages? 491 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there a way to time delay a text in Messages?

Say I want to send someone a text at 8:00am tomorrow. Is there a way to type it up now, then set it to send later tomorrow at 8:00am?
...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 7, 2021 at 09:01 PM, in iOS Apps
Make of this what you will...reports are that... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
Make of this what you will...reports are that Trump will be going to Camp David for the weekend. This a really odd move. He famously loathes Camp David, and I don’t think he’s actually been there...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 7, 2021 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think he’s ok with leadership, too. WaPo had... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
I think he’s ok with leadership, too. WaPo had brief report that Trump made a quick phone call this morning to a scheduled private meeting of top RNC people, and he was applauded.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 7, 2021 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I dunno. You might want to browse this YouGov... 21,387 Views / 537 Replies  
I dunno. You might want to browse this YouGov poll (https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2021/01/06/US-capitol-trump-poll)taken Wednesday evening, if you want to get a feel for...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 7, 2021 at 04:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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