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Fundraising for your school football team while... 14,093 Views / 239 Replies  
Fundraising for your school football team while black. (https://time.com/5653286/arkansas-teens-football-fundraising-held-gunpoint/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 02:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently, Ring had its own "snoop on your... 2,071 Views / 41 Replies  
Apparently, Ring had its own "snoop on your neighbors for swag" program (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne8wqx/ring-told-people-to-snitch-on-their-neighbors-in-exchange-for-free-stuff) running...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 13, 2019 at 08:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen cops and fire trucks do that. If they... 6,868 Views / 76 Replies  
I’ve seen cops and fire trucks do that. If they can’t get through using the proper lanes, they gotta do something.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 12, 2019 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. Definitely will look better once it’s... 2,641 Views / 27 Replies  
Nice. Definitely will look better once it’s lowered. It looks like it’s up on tip-toes right now.

My neighbor across the alley from me showed up with the carcass of a 1980 mk1 VW Cabriolet. It’s...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 12, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd watch the hell out of a Jouneys of Shepherd... 16,421 Views / 300 Replies  
I'd watch the hell out of a Jouneys of Shepherd Book series.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, it started almost immediately. In some of the... 181,733 Views / 2,449 Replies  
Oh, it started almost immediately. In some of the darker corners, it's an absolute "fact" that the Clintons are behind Epstein's "suicide."
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That popcorn butter film builds up over time. 701 Views / 1 Replies  
That popcorn butter film builds up over time.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Who had “Epstein dies while in custody” in the... 181,733 Views / 2,449 Replies  
Who had “Epstein dies while in custody” in the raffle?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 10, 2019 at 03:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This will end well.... 16,025 Views / 271 Replies  
This will end well. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/08/trump-admin-reportedly-drafting-order-to-counter-social-media-bias/) :rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2019 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, gods...GIMP. Don't get me started. I've been... 5,533 Views / 135 Replies  
Oh, gods...GIMP. Don't get me started. I've been excitedly told by so many geeks over the years I should switch to GIMP because 'it's just like Photoshop, only free!' The perplexed looks I get when I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The point here is, Ring cameras point outward... 2,071 Views / 41 Replies  
The point here is, Ring cameras point outward from the user's home. That is, it's watching the comings and goings at your house across the street. There's also the part where LEOs are essentially...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ars Technica provides further details on Ring/LEO... 2,071 Views / 41 Replies  
Ars Technica provides further details on Ring/LEO partnerships. It's worse than you think....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 8, 2019 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To Me. It’s on Netflix. Stars Christina... 16,421 Views / 300 Replies  
To Me. It’s on Netflix. Stars Christina Applegate.
I loved Dead Like Me, too.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 6, 2019 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I find I have to pick and choose episodes when it... 16,421 Views / 300 Replies  
I find I have to pick and choose episodes when it comes to Black Mirror. Some episodes are really great. Others pretty lame. Haven’t watched the new series yet.

We just finished up Dead to Me. It...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 5, 2019 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And, now we have at least 9 dead in Dayton. 42,476 Views / 515 Replies  
And, now we have at least 9 dead in Dayton.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 4, 2019 at 08:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Because they're easily identifiable as members of... 42,476 Views / 515 Replies  
Because they're easily identifiable as members of a racial/religious/ethnic group that the shooter sees as an enemy?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 4, 2019 at 08:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
19 dead in an El Paso Wal*Mart today.... 42,476 Views / 515 Replies  
19 dead in an El Paso Wal*Mart today. Surprisingly, the shooter was taken alive.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 3, 2019 at 06:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:rolleyes: 92,687 Views / 936 Replies  
:rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 2, 2019 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pfft. That's nothing. My doc wants me to go see... 9,612 Views / 195 Replies  
Pfft. That's nothing. My doc wants me to go see an allergist for tests. The soonest I can get in to see one (who's in-network, of course) is October 8.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 2, 2019 at 06:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suppose this is a bit more than a minor... 9,612 Views / 195 Replies  
I suppose this is a bit more than a minor irritant...

We sometimes use the Minute Clinic in a local CVS for minor issues that need addressed in a more timely manner than waiting a week for an...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like a passed ball to me. Hope the runners... 38,813 Views / 371 Replies  
Looks like a passed ball to me. Hope the runners advanced.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 31, 2019 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, if I had a nickel for every time the words... 5,533 Views / 135 Replies  
Oh, if I had a nickel for every time the words “godammit, adobe” passed my lips, I could buy the company, take it out behind the barn, and put it out of our misery.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Gaslighting... 19,944 Views / 158 Replies  
Gaslighting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 27, 2019 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heh. We were traveling last weekend and were... 19,944 Views / 158 Replies  
Heh. We were traveling last weekend and were using GPS occasionally. Every time we went in a direction other than what GPS wanted us to go, the tone of the voice saying “Recalculating” sounded highly...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 27, 2019 at 08:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump gets pranked.... 181,733 Views / 2,449 Replies  
Trump gets pranked. (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-speech-in-front-of-presidential-seal-with-russian-eagle-2019-7)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What can $1 billion buy these days? 702 Views / 0 Replies  
Apparently, Intel’s 5g smartphone modem business. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/apple-acquires-intels-5g-smartphone-modem-business-for-1-billion/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 25, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There's no refueling in F1. 107,000 Views / 803 Replies  
There's no refueling in F1.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 25, 2019 at 07:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, remember that WWI wasn't brought about by... 2,129 Views / 50 Replies  
Well, remember that WWI wasn't brought about by the rise of fascism or any other such regime. It was largely brought about by a tangle of alliances and royal relationships that were toppled like...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 23, 2019 at 07:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A door lock that is unlockable? When are you... 2,071 Views / 41 Replies  
A door lock that is unlockable?
When are you not home? I have a truck I need to fill.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 18, 2019 at 12:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had to buy my insurance on the open market for... 1,544 Views / 37 Replies  
I had to buy my insurance on the open market for several years before ACA. What an expensive, frustrating nightmare. Without question, my ACA policies have been far more affordable and with lower...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2019 at 04:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Quick AppleTV navigation question 1,677 Views / 1 Replies  
I inherited an old AppleTV awhile back. Not sure which gen.
I’m (painfully) navigating Netflix and, when I select a show to check it out, and then decide it’s not anything I want to watch, I cannot...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2019 at 04:20 PM, in iOS Apps
Down goes Acosta. 13,530 Views / 197 Replies  
Down goes Acosta.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Meh. You can legit get one of those when you turn... 1,572 Views / 11 Replies  
Meh. You can legit get one of those when you turn 50. Maybe even before.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 10, 2019 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does the first one to start taking Social... 1,572 Views / 11 Replies  
Does the first one to start taking Social Security win a prize?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 10, 2019 at 04:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, everyone. So, I ran over to my big-box... 1,572 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks, everyone.
So, I ran over to my big-box pharmacy and filled the prescription. Worked like a charm. It went from a prior-authoization-required $85/30 pills, to a hey-no-problem $16/30 pills....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
GoodRx? 1,572 Views / 11 Replies  
Has anyone here used GoodRx for prescriptions? My doc wants to try me on a med my insurer doesn't cover. So, he suggested GoodRx (he actually had cards available), and we looked-up what the cost...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Used to have a rice cooker. It was nice. Did what... 1,899 Views / 22 Replies  
Used to have a rice cooker. It was nice. Did what it said it did. But, it took up needed space in the kitchen, and I could make rice just as well on the stovetop. I suppose if I were cooking for more...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 9, 2019 at 06:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Especially when you're talking about... 5,363 Views / 69 Replies  
Especially when you're talking about entertainment, being underrated/overrated is very much a function of the of the times within which they are being evaluated. Sorkin's walky-talky style was an...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2019 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As I understand it, the Betsy Ross flag has been... 559 Views / 9 Replies  
As I understand it, the Betsy Ross flag has been widely adopted as a symbol by members of the Proud Boys.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 8, 2019 at 07:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not even close. The Apple Pencil charging by... 2,779 Views / 44 Replies  
Not even close. The Apple Pencil charging by hanging it off the port of your iPad is beyond dumb. That's just breathtakingly bad design. First-ballot Hall of Fame bad.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 3, 2019 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you pick up, Brenda routes you to a live... 9,612 Views / 195 Replies  
If you pick up, Brenda routes you to a live salesperson. I think the re-routing is triggered by your voice saying "hello" or whatnot.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 3, 2019 at 07:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here in Indianapolis... 181,733 Views / 2,449 Replies  
Here in Indianapolis (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brebeuf-jesuit-preparatory-school-defies-archdiocese-of-indianapolis-teacher-same-sex-marriage/), the Catholic archdiocese has been busy firing any...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 30, 2019 at 01:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsup: Fantastic machine. Still have mine,... 2,779 Views / 44 Replies  
:thumbsup: Fantastic machine. Still have mine, though it now has some issues that make it hard to boot. And, so easy to get inside and do stuff.

Just looking at pics of the new MacPro, I can't...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 30, 2019 at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s what el Presidente has planned for the 4th... 181,733 Views / 2,449 Replies  
Here’s what el Presidente has planned for the 4th of July celebration in DC that he hijacked....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, I suppose it is, in a way. I like New... 1,986 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, I suppose it is, in a way.

I like New Mexico quite a lot. It’s beautiful in a rough sort of way, especially the high desert. I’ve never seen a more gorgeous sunset than what I see in NM...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 28, 2019 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anka may well have owned his tapes, but they have... 1,841 Views / 3 Replies  
Anka may well have owned his tapes, but they have to be stored somewhere, so might as well park them in a dedicated, climate-controlled storage facility.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love visiting different places. The actual... 1,986 Views / 14 Replies  
I love visiting different places. The actual traveling, especially flying, can be a horrid experience (at least in the US)

My wife and I recently spent a long weekend in Colorado, to celebrate my...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
All you have to do is ask. 3,074 Views / 66 Replies  
All you have to do is ask.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 26, 2019 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Remember, this guy really likes nukes. He wanted... 1,544 Views / 37 Replies  
Remember, this guy really likes nukes. He wanted to start building new ones and build-up the stockpile almost as soon as he took office. I wouldn’t want to be one of the Joint Chiefs if that...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 26, 2019 at 05:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
AirPort firmware update 2,221 Views / 2 Replies  
Wowzers! Apple pushed-out a firmware update for my so-old-it’s-turning-gray AirPort Extreme today. Talk about product support. :thumbsup:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 26, 2019 at 03:35 PM, in Networking
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