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Expensive rescue. I hope all the heli people fit... 151,987 Views / 575 Replies  
Expensive rescue. I hope all the heli people fit into the boat.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My guess: he won't attend the inauguration. ... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
My guess: he won't attend the inauguration.

Also, he'll pardon himself on Jan 19, or the morning of Jan 20. As late as possible, to cover as much as possible.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 26, 2020 at 01:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If they don't value their own lives, why should... 92,143 Views / 739 Replies  
If they don't value their own lives, why should they value ours?

I regularly see people wearing those famous chin-masks in the grocery store. Keeps your chin safe and warm.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2020 at 06:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It does seem like Trump is trying to hurt the... 551 Views / 38 Replies  
It does seem like Trump is trying to hurt the country as much as possible before he's out. Makes me wonder about his being a Russian asset.

I figure his campaign did collude with Russia ... their...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2020 at 12:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Most publicly traded companies have "ties" to a... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Most publicly traded companies have "ties" to a whole lot of people. They're called "share-holders". You can connect most people who invest with most other people who invest, by finding a common...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2020 at 12:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Read the actual policy - it has to be written... 1,117 Views / 2 Replies  
Read the actual policy - it has to be written out. Here is what I would expect:

Costs for you apply to your individual deductible and the overall family deductible. Once you pass either one,...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 19, 2020 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I foresee a problem: Rosetta 2 may not be around... 1,245 Views / 5 Replies  
I foresee a problem: Rosetta 2 may not be around any longer than Rosetta 1. Apple introduced it in 10.4 and ditched it after 10.6.

That annoyed me greatly, along with how fast they dropped PPC...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 19, 2020 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
With restrictions tightening again in many... 92,143 Views / 739 Replies  
With restrictions tightening again in many states, some familiar behavior has returned (https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2020/11/18/got-a-square-to-spare-toilet-paper-again-a-rare-commodity).
...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 18, 2020 at 02:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you sure you have a 2020 Mac Pro, not a 2010?... 1,104 Views / 6 Replies  
Are you sure you have a 2020 Mac Pro, not a 2010?

A full restore from Time Machine usually changes everything back. ie - you lose any file changes done since that snapshot. You might want to save...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 16, 2020 at 02:11 PM, in macOS
Loss-of-energy can manifest several ways. For... 1,042 Views / 52 Replies  
Loss-of-energy can manifest several ways. For long-distance electric lines, it is measured in voltage drop, but can involve current loss too. As I understand it, the losses go to:

• I^2*R losses,...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 15, 2020 at 11:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Doc, is the client willing to add an external... 1,999 Views / 71 Replies  
@Doc, is the client willing to add an external drive? 2TB SSDs are a lot less than they used to be, and even a large external HD would be a big speed improvement over cloud storage.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2020 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. But at the time of Washington's volunteer... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Agreed. But at the time of Washington's volunteer Army, the country wasn't established yet. No citizens anywhere. Lots of British subjects, troublemakers, and malcontents who pour perfectly good tea...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2020 at 01:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We had a standing army before the Civil War,... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
We had a standing army before the Civil War, though I think it was small. A core group, to expand upon when the need arose.

@Oreo, a key question about the 2A is who the "militia" is to the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2020 at 03:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not following Apple to proprietary CPUs. So... 1,999 Views / 71 Replies  
I'm not following Apple to proprietary CPUs. So the announcement didn't interest me much.

If Apple announced they were selling and/or licensing the new M chips, and that they're all socketed going...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2020 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, that must be what the well-regulated is for.... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Ah, that must be what the well-regulated is for. Regulatory paperwork is murder, even for large power companies owning fission reactors. Probably out of reach for citizens. :)

btw - some people do...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2020 at 02:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When the 2nd Amendment was written, the US didn't... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
When the 2nd Amendment was written, the US didn't have a standing army. The Constitution had just been written, and the Bill of Rights was done to fill in gaps the state reps hadn't agreed on. The...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2020 at 01:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The usual hackers are trying... 1,787 Views / 8 Replies  
The usual hackers are trying (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macos-11-big-sur-on-unsupported-macs-thread.2242172/) to patch Big Sur to run on earlier Macs. I think they're taking longer than...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2020 at 12:13 PM, in macOS
I'm sure someone will have offers shortly. 1,115 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm sure someone will have offers shortly.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2020 at 03:15 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
For a break from the firings (and other drama),... 30,284 Views / 207 Replies  
For a break from the firings (and other drama), there is one Trump admin that I hope Biden will keep.

Jim Bridenstine is administrator of NASA. I've been impressed with his handling of NASA, how...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 9, 2020 at 09:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On a lighter note. Remember Rudy Giuliani's press... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
On a lighter note. Remember Rudy Giuliani's press conference in Philadelphia, right around when the election got called? The outdoor one with an industrial garage door behind the podium.
...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2020 at 04:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My usual news sources have not covered this - I... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
My usual news sources have not covered this - I had to hit Wikipedia for the details (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Puerto_Rican_status_referendum).

Both Republican and Democrat platforms...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2020 at 12:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The guys will be pleased to know authorities will... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
The guys will be pleased to know authorities will indeed count all their fake ballots. Just not the authorities they wanted to do the counting.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2020 at 02:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
-- Current Numbers -- Nevada - Biden up 1.8%... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
-- Current Numbers --
Nevada - Biden up 1.8% (22.6K) [13% votes remain]
Arizona - Biden up 0.9% (29.8K) [10% votes remain]
Pennsylvania - Biden up 0.4% (27K votes) [1% votes remain]
Georgia -...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2020 at 12:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let's not forget Toyota. ... 353,495 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Let's not forget Toyota.

https://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/jpg/201801/the-new-toyota-avalo-6.jpg
Posted by reader50, on Nov 6, 2020 at 01:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not the state calls, it's the margins. From... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
It's not the state calls, it's the margins. From FiveThirtyEight:

Michigan. Predicted: Biden +8.0 (actual B +2.7) error: T+5.3%
Wisconsin. Predicted: Biden +8.3 (actual B +0.7) error: T+7.6%...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 6, 2020 at 12:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't know that answer. Pennsylvania Trump... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Don't know that answer.

Pennsylvania Trump lead has declined to: 1.0%
Georgia Trump lead has declined to: 0.1%
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2020 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It appears ~5% of Trump voters lied to the... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
It appears ~5% of Trump voters lied to the pollsters before the election. Saying they would vote for Biden. This is the simplest explanation for the polls being so far off nationally.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2020 at 06:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Georgia is having a blue shift as remaining... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Georgia is having a blue shift as remaining ballots are counted. Trump lead has fallen to 0.3% as of this post.
Pennsylvania also shifting blue. Was Trump ~10% on election night, fell to 5%, was...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2020 at 02:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
FiveThirtyEight has a page... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
FiveThirtyEight has a page (https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/election-results-timing/) covering when votes are expected from each state. Cliff notes below:

Alaska (3 votes) - Nov 12-18 before...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Electrics obtain reverse by electrically... 353,495 Views / 1,203 Replies  
Electrics obtain reverse by electrically reversing the motor(s). There is no reverse gear in any Tesla, and it seems doubtful in other OEM vehicles. You should only see them in conversions that keep...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 4, 2020 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Biden won Arizona plus Nebraska's 2nd district.... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Biden won Arizona plus Nebraska's 2nd district. Plus three of Maine's four. This means he only needs to win Nevada, Wisconsin, and Michigan to hit 270 exactly. Currently leading in all 3, with...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Try here... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
Try here (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2020/nov/03/us-election-2020-live-results-donald-trump-joe-biden-who-won-presidential-republican-democrat).
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2020 at 09:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Run OmniDiskSweeper... 887 Views / 2 Replies  
Run OmniDiskSweeper (https://www.omnigroup.com/more) on the drive. Do it from the root user account, or it may not see everything.

It will build a true usage catalog tree, sorted by size....
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2020 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
fivethirtyeight considers it unlikely either... 7,713 Views / 228 Replies  
fivethirtyeight considers it unlikely either candidate will reach 270 tonight. A trend may become visible, but I figure tomorrow before there are any solid calls.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2020 at 04:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are brave, my friend. I would have used a... 13,401 Views / 134 Replies  
You are brave, my friend. I would have used a drop box this late.

I mailed mine in about 3 weeks ago. Then used voting board tracking to confirm it arrived, and was accepted for counting. Updated...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 2, 2020 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Gerrymandering affects: • State legislature... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Gerrymandering affects:
• State legislature seats
• US House seats
• State judge seats when states elect judges from districts

Gerrymandering does not affect:
• Presidential voting
• Senate...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2020 at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No special insight here, I just wondered about... 4,672 Views / 14 Replies  
No special insight here, I just wondered about the oversize sunglasses. Sometimes worn indoors.

We've covered Trump's score on the 10 Commandments, so we should cover the Seven Deadly Sins...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2020 at 12:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bait and Switch attack from Customer Service. ... 110,297 Views / 489 Replies  
Bait and Switch attack from Customer Service.

Walk into any store. Ask for something not stocked on shelf. "Why do you need that?"

Customer: be polite. Satisfy their curiosity, and they'll nod...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 29, 2020 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hard to prove or disprove today. wlonh has been... 2,486 Views / 55 Replies  
Hard to prove or disprove today. wlonh has been deceased awhile. Vehicle accident in Tijuana or Baja if I recall correctly. After leaving us, he worked for Macupdate for a few years. I remained in...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 29, 2020 at 03:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh yes, the "riots". Those BLM protesters who got... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Oh yes, the "riots". Those BLM protesters who got rebranded as criminals. For protesting about being killed by police a lot.

It turns out they had help with the violence...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 26, 2020 at 05:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If it actually charges when you place both hands... 110,297 Views / 489 Replies  
If it actually charges when you place both hands on it, there are two possibilities.

1) You have an enormously valuable iPad. Accidentally able to charge from vacuum energy or something.

2) Or...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 24, 2020 at 12:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Insufficient data - context missing. As written,... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Insufficient data - context missing. As written, it implies parental theft from an adult child, while running for public office. That would look bad, and seems generally stupid.

Assuming this text...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 24, 2020 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Money must grow on trees for these guys. He gave... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Money must grow on trees for these guys. He gave away several thousand dollars of guns & mags to the police, rather than admit ownership.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 23, 2020 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with Oreo. If Hunter were on the ballot,... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
I agree with Oreo. If Hunter were on the ballot, I'd be interested. But he's not running for office, and is an adult child.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 21, 2020 at 08:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Dang. I'd wondered what happened with the dream... 1,879 Views / 20 Replies  
Dang. I'd wondered what happened with the dream recording studio. Did you convert it into a movie studio? Change the recording room into a green-screen room?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2020 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Biden (Sr) is already winning by a wide margin.... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Biden (Sr) is already winning by a wide margin. Even if the laptop is fake, their best course might be to ignore it until after the election. Even denying it drags them into possible Russia theories...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2020 at 06:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ever wondered about those better off than... 615,488 Views / 2,785 Replies  
Ever wondered about those better off than yourself, with money hanging out the butt? Well, the police found one...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 16, 2020 at 02:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Furiosa is coming. 1,506 Views / 1 Replies  
It's finally happening (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/14/furiosa-returns-anya-taylor-joy-and-chris-hemsworth-cast-in-mad-max-prequel). George Miller is set to write, produce, and direct a...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 13, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Story link... 13,401 Views / 134 Replies  
Story link (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/12/republicans-election-2020-unauthorized-ballot-boxes)

The GOP claims they're covered by a law allowing 3rd parties to collect ballots for...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've had good luck with Migration Assistant.... 1,864 Views / 17 Replies  
I've had good luck with Migration Assistant. Though I've migrated everything most times. No serious testing of migrating single apps. My granular tests went the other way. Leaving out a few huge...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2020 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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