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May we assume violence was involved? 20,466 Views / 113 Replies  
May we assume violence was involved?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 24, 2022 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got an information mailer in the snailmail today,... 524,278 Views / 835 Replies  
Got an information mailer in the snailmail today, addressed to Current Resident. Seemed like the usual stuff - who to call for help. Until I read it.

https://i.imgur.com/0Fxq53T.jpg

Adult...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps a VPN would help. Especially if you... 647 Views / 46 Replies  
Perhaps a VPN would help. Especially if you already subscribe to one for your desktop/laptop. They usually allow a bunch of logins. The logins can be on different servers, in different countries.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you have a link to this study? I hadn't heard... 530,161 Views / 1,671 Replies  
Do you have a link to this study? I hadn't heard of it - it sounds promising.

or secretly paid for by pizza delivery companies...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 04:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsup: Gotta highlight this. Cheese is... 530,161 Views / 1,671 Replies  
:thumbsup: Gotta highlight this. Cheese is important.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 01:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't have a FB account. Ads elsewhere do not... 444,732 Views / 1,209 Replies  
I don't have a FB account. Ads elsewhere do not try and sell me prom dresses on any consistent basis. The closest I can think of is YouTube occasionally can't decide what sex I am, based on my...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2022 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm still masking in stores and other public... 530,161 Views / 1,671 Replies  
I'm still masking in stores and other public places. At least until Friday. That will be 2 weeks since my bivalent booster. I plan to try maskless in public then. That said, I don't go to a lot of...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2022 at 04:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They're sure you will buy engine parts and... 444,732 Views / 1,209 Replies  
They're sure you will buy engine parts and women's clothing soon. Holiday gifts for yourself and wife. Perhaps you did that at some point in years past.

Can't leave money sitting on the table.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2022 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The YT ad counts vary by channel. I'm not sure if... 647 Views / 46 Replies  
The YT ad counts vary by channel. I'm not sure if the channel owner has any say, or if it's all YT algorithms. But I've gotten hammered on a few channels, and gave up watching them. Other channels...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 18, 2022 at 02:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For me, it's Russian car crash videos. Everyone... 647 Views / 46 Replies  
For me, it's Russian car crash videos. Everyone should be good at something. They're good at subsidizing car sales. Also occasional impromptu wrestling matches, rare baseball bat confrontations, and...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 17, 2022 at 02:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a VPN the tends to geolocate to Florida.... 647 Views / 46 Replies  
I have a VPN the tends to geolocate to Florida. Or maybe Ohio - I got tons of ads for candidates in Ohio, and contractor services in Florida.

My Ohio Rep ads tended to be non-specific. No mention...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 16, 2022 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Point out to the parents that it's more fun to... 153,565 Views / 474 Replies  
Point out to the parents that it's more fun to play the villain? Use Darth Vader as an example. See how many Vader lines they know vs how many Luke lines.
"I am your father", "I have decided to...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 16, 2022 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On Friday evening, I got the bivalent booster... 530,161 Views / 1,671 Replies  
On Friday evening, I got the bivalent booster (Pfizer) and flu shots. Different arms for each. No overt reactions to report after 3 days. Super mild ache in the booster arm - only detectable if I...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 15, 2022 at 04:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
2022 Midterm elections (USA) 647 Views / 46 Replies  
It's almost a week later, and we still don't know all the important answers.

• Senate: Dems retain control, at 50 - 49, with one seat in Georgia to be decided in a runoff on December 6.

• House...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 14, 2022 at 03:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An optimistic man. Not wearing any protective... 501,048 Views / 1,090 Replies  
An optimistic man. Not wearing any protective gear at all, even bare forearms. It would be quite unfortunate if his spray can ran out, or jammed.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The tax and securities fraud cases in NY will go... 1,634,771 Views / 3,523 Replies  
The tax and securities fraud cases in NY will go against Trump. Or more specifically, the Trump organization. Their former chief financial officer has turned state's witness, so it's a slam-dunk. But...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2022 at 04:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The J6 committee has investigative power. They... 1,634,771 Views / 3,523 Replies  
The J6 committee has investigative power. They can subpoena documents and testimony, but their enforcement power is limited to contempt. They can lock up an uncooperative witness for example. Actual...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It could matter a lot what they're grafting on.... 501,048 Views / 1,090 Replies  
It could matter a lot what they're grafting on. That's a lot of money to add a tail. Unless it's for horns?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2022 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I saw the title and thought, ah yes. Someone... 536 Views / 3 Replies  
I saw the title and thought, ah yes. Someone asking a woodworking question.
...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:43 PM, in Networking
Chicago / Illinois once had a problem with people... 1,634,771 Views / 3,523 Replies  
Chicago / Illinois once had a problem with people buying votes. Take a pic of your ballot, get your $20 (or whatever). So cameras got banned in voting booths there.

Vote buying hasn't been a thing...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 9, 2022 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Heh heh. He wanted a taste of bird. Should be... 501,048 Views / 1,090 Replies  
Heh heh. He wanted a taste of bird. Should be careful what he wishes for.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2022 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
hmm ... still thinking here. What happens if you... 153,565 Views / 474 Replies  
hmm ... still thinking here. What happens if you provide multiple subs tracks?

If YT defaults to subs=off (user must choose) then problem solved.
If YT defaults to playing the first subs track,...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2022 at 02:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd forgotten about that - I changed my user... 153,565 Views / 474 Replies  
I'd forgotten about that - I changed my user setting ages ago, so subs default to OFF.

A workaround. Two uploads - one with the subs, one without. Links to both in the descriptions. The subs one...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2022 at 02:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're limiting your career choices, Glenn. For... 837 Views / 22 Replies  
You're limiting your career choices, Glenn. For any decent spying work, you need microfilm capability. How else will you sneak those documents out of the DMV that they never want publicized?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 6, 2022 at 10:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like you oppose audio translation.... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Sounds like you oppose audio translation. Potentially in any form.

Well, if you oppose dubbing, I look forward to your movie. With subtitles in 10 languages. ;)
Posted by reader50, on Nov 6, 2022 at 03:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I use Malwarebytes and Avast, both in free mode. ... 838 Views / 3 Replies  
I use Malwarebytes and Avast, both in free mode.

Malwarebytes mostly because it will warn (and stop) an app doing lots of file locks or deletes. ie - malware encrypting files, followed by a...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:30 PM, in Applications
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an actual example.... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an actual example. The DVD sets include Spanish, French, and German dubs (mix depends on market). From what I've read, the non-English dubs were distributed during the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2022 at 08:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've noticed for a couple decades that US shows... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
I've noticed for a couple decades that US shows get exported with good dubbing. The DVDs (and later media) often have alternate sound tracks. But non-US shows or movies typically have only subtitles....
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2022 at 01:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I manually captioned a trailer or two, for... 153,565 Views / 474 Replies  
I manually captioned a trailer or two, for showing to a hard-of-hearing friend.

Transcribing the text isn't bad. But syncing text to speech is a pain in the butt. Professional captioners must have...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 4, 2022 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So it's a miniseries? I'd thought all along it... 153,565 Views / 474 Replies  
So it's a miniseries? I'd thought all along it was a movie.

I hope all the later episodes are already complete. If they aren't -- starting a release schedule is going to amp the pressure up.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2022 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an Epson Perfection 3170 photo scanner... 837 Views / 22 Replies  
I have an Epson Perfection 3170 photo scanner (flatbed). It's excellent for scanning prints. But for negatives, I ended up giving up. At the time, anyway.

The scanner does indeed go to high enough...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not an assassination. He planned to hammer her... 1,634,771 Views / 3,523 Replies  
Not an assassination. He planned to hammer her kneecaps, and take her hostage with the wire ties he'd brought along. Not sure what his hostage demands would be.

It could have ended in an...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 1, 2022 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am a bit curious about the missile. Most have a... 501,048 Views / 1,090 Replies  
I am a bit curious about the missile. Most have a warhead or radar in the nose. This one ... had a tiny parachute?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They might blame the traffic controller and/or... 501,048 Views / 1,090 Replies  
They might blame the traffic controller and/or the pilot. Probably won't end a career though - the fighter is clearly fixable.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps because they are the primary ones who do... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Perhaps because they are the primary ones who do it. I've noticed that conservatives are supposedly about freedom, but want to control everything within reach. Like semi-independent agencies.

Even...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 02:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was thinking the same thing. "This car is very... 444,732 Views / 1,209 Replies  
I was thinking the same thing. "This car is very reliable. Except for the engine."
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want to max out RAM, prices are finally... 1,028 Views / 14 Replies  
If you want to max out RAM, prices are finally dropping. On SSDs too. Those new factories they started building during COVID are coming online now, just as consumer electronics spending falls off....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm on SuperDuper 3.2.4 With SD, "copy" =... 1,028 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm on SuperDuper 3.2.4

With SD, "copy" = clone. If you bought your copy, you'll have Smart Update available, which only copies the differences across (faster, and can resume). If you didn't buy...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Side note, the most recent version of SuperDuper!... 1,028 Views / 14 Replies  
Side note, the most recent version of SuperDuper! can clone from the boot drive. Obviously not to the boot drive.

While booted from Mojave (apfs), I used SD to clone the booted drive to a laptop....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
You can clone with SuperDuper!, preferably while... 1,028 Views / 14 Replies  
You can clone with SuperDuper!, preferably while booted from a 3rd drive or partition. One not being copied from or to. SuperDuper! will clone everything across.

Disk Utility (using the Restore...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 02:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm happy with how my positive scans came out.... 837 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm happy with how my positive scans came out. It's only the negatives that remain to be scanned someday.


Don't bother with that setting. "Interpolated" = they scan at a lower resolution, then...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 29, 2022 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you attempt scanning them first? I scanned... 837 Views / 22 Replies  
Did you attempt scanning them first? I scanned our family positives a few years ago, using a flatbed. But most of our negatives are non-35mm, so don't work with dedicated negative scanners.
...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 28, 2022 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ditto. My impression was the BBC is independent... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Ditto. My impression was the BBC is independent of politics. Until very recent stories about conservatives interfering with programming choices.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 28, 2022 at 12:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can any of you UK guys explain why Liz Truss went... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Can any of you UK guys explain why Liz Truss went down? My impression was she launched one boner, trying to give (yet more) tax breaks to the rich, as the UK faced increasing deficits. I didn't see...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 25, 2022 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They are coming through google - we only have ad... 2,462 Views / 33 Replies  
They are coming through google - we only have ad code for them.

I'm seeing the PDF people, assorted Steam game links, garden sheds, small business loans, CoralDraw, several others. Including a...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 23, 2022 at 12:23 PM, in Feedback
Dems are projected to keep control of the Senate.... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Dems are projected to keep control of the Senate. Reps are projected to gain control of the House of Representatives. They won't be able to pass bills, but they can prevent any Dem bills from being...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 22, 2022 at 06:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Which one caused the numb arm? 530,161 Views / 1,671 Replies  
Which one caused the numb arm?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 22, 2022 at 06:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The owner pays for hosting. I think we're on a... 2,462 Views / 33 Replies  
The owner pays for hosting. I think we're on a really cheap host somewhere, but I've never heard the details.

We were told that any continuing ad revenue from the News side would support us going...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 22, 2022 at 01:49 PM, in Feedback
I think something expired, like a site redirect.... 2,462 Views / 33 Replies  
I think something expired, like a site redirect. Not sure.

We reached out to the owner last Saturday, but it looks like that email address has been dropped. We had to track him down, which took a...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 21, 2022 at 07:27 PM, in Feedback
:) I figured you'd be interested in the... 4,062 Views / 88 Replies  
:)

I figured you'd be interested in the editing. Cutting between a dozen stories at the same time, and somehow it all makes sense. Plus all the costume changes within the Jobu scenes. Oh, and the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 21, 2022 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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