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The Senate intelligence committee believes... 55,199 Views / 394 Replies  
The Senate intelligence committee believes (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/18/donald-trump-us-senate-report-russia-campaign) in Russian collusion in the 2016 election. As that committee...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 01:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Distance from the cellular tower also matters a... 1,013 Views / 32 Replies  
Distance from the cellular tower also matters a lot. Phones transmit at higher power levels when farther from the tower. My basic cell phone (not a smartphone) lasts ~1.5 days on a charge at home....
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The question was why voters didn't vote for... 410 Views / 31 Replies  
The question was why voters didn't vote for Hillary in 2016. I did not, so gave the reasons for my decision back then. They had nothing to do with a decades-long Republican smear campaign.

...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 11:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My own reasons to reject Hillary had nothing to... 410 Views / 31 Replies  
My own reasons to reject Hillary had nothing to do with the above. I considered Hillary an entitled opportunist.

(opportunist & low personal standards) When Prez Bill was caught cheating with a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2020 at 09:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Laughing at others' concerns fails to address... 55,199 Views / 394 Replies  
Laughing at others' concerns fails to address them. I never worked in Kavanaugh's law office, so I have no personal knowledge. But the Senate only listened to the first witness, ignoring all the...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 22, 2020 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If he needs Windows compatibility, he should... 363 Views / 7 Replies  
If he needs Windows compatibility, he should avoid an ARM Mac. Parallels may add an emulator, and Microsoft may release Windows-on-ARM. But none of that is guaranteed, especially at the beginning.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 22, 2020 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
fyi, I've removed my paragraph about Alabama. The... 55,199 Views / 394 Replies  
fyi, I've removed my paragraph about Alabama. The senate election in Alabama is a regular election - winner to be seated in January. The other Senate special election is in Georgia. Which was held by...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mark Kelly (D) is expected to win his special... 55,199 Views / 394 Replies  
Mark Kelly (D) is expected to win his special election in Arizona, for Sen. John McCain's seat. Because it's a special election, he will be seated on November 30, while other election winners wait...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2020 at 03:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An unscrupulous choice, with an election only... 55,199 Views / 394 Replies  
An unscrupulous choice, with an election only weeks away. Lots of states on the fence. The future balance of the Senate up in the air. The chance to lose yet more House seats. Losing more state...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 19, 2020 at 12:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nah, it was wilder than that. From the wiki... 111,333 Views / 405 Replies  
Nah, it was wilder than that. From the wiki article, they considered placing chickens inside the bomb casing. With food and water to last a week. But ... the bombs were pressurized against tampering,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2020 at 07:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Two problems. I don't think container ships are... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
Two problems. I don't think container ships are made in the US, not sure if they've ever been. And the Clipper Ship is sinking.

However, they got the smoke right on the Aux Steamship. I was...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2020 at 02:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump recently ran an ad... 1,881 Views / 35 Replies  
Trump recently ran an ad (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/15/trump-election-ad-uses-stock-military-image-featuring-russian-fighter-jets) to Support Our Troops. Including a nice pic of...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Going to need a little more. 37,419 Views / 309 Replies  
Going to need a little more.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Roger Stone got his pardon (commutation actually)... 1,881 Views / 35 Replies  
Roger Stone got his pardon (commutation actually) for staying loyal to Trump. This was a good move, as he's now advised Trump on how to handle...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2020 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I hadn't heard of those. How much does such a... 44,700 Views / 674 Replies  
I hadn't heard of those. How much does such a ticket cost?

If they cost ~$100, with thousands of tickets normally, the city could have quite a racket going.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2020 at 08:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agree with turtle, there's no race info on the... 61,637 Views / 392 Replies  
Agree with turtle, there's no race info on the renters.

Also, the article didn't get proof-read. Multiple grammar and spelling issues. But I'm seeing those even in major news articles today....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 6, 2020 at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Netflix doesn't pay ISPs ... certain low-brow... 3,566 Views / 23 Replies  
Netflix doesn't pay ISPs ... certain low-brow ISPs shake down Netflix. So they can be paid twice. Customers pay the ISP for internet access. Then Netflix is made to pay again, for the customers'...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2020 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd want to hear commentary from experts, and... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd want to hear commentary from experts, and know more about the specific design. For example, an SMR might be booby-trapped against opening. Which releases only after the fuel is used up. The...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's getting weirder... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
It's getting weirder (https://ktla.com/news/local-news/bags-of-usps-mail-dumped-in-glendale-spa-parking-lot/).

With thousands (?) of items, it won't be too hard to check tracking. See where they...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Small modular reactors... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
Small modular reactors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_modular_reactor) (SMRs) could be used for decentralized smaller production - but that's not why they're talked about. The idea is a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2020 at 03:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Wind and Solar are great, but they are secondary... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
Wind and Solar are great, but they are secondary power sources. ie - they come and go, requiring other sources to stabilize them. Traditionally fossil fuel plants (gas peaker plants...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wondered about that. Nuclear is carbon-free... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
I wondered about that. Nuclear is carbon-free power, and was already constructed. Were the plants unreliable, or was it all political?

I like nuclear, if it wasn't so expensive to build. The...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Update... 1,184 Views / 4 Replies  
Update (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/03/timesha-beauchamp-alive-funeral-home-detroit) - two EMTs (of the 4 present) have been suspended.

I'd like to offer commentary, but this one...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both modem and router are above suspicion. Both... 3,566 Views / 23 Replies  
Both modem and router are above suspicion. Both are new, and current models. The only thing you can check is if a firmware update is available for your router. ISPs handle firmware updates to modems....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We aren't cratering the coal industry. It's doing... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
We aren't cratering the coal industry. It's doing that on its own, with no new plants built in the US after 2015. Because it's priced out of the market. Natural gas, wind, and solar generally cost...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 1, 2020 at 04:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For some reason, this got me thinking. About... 3,075 Views / 60 Replies  
For some reason, this got me thinking. About applying for the forums to gain church status. Plenty of strong beliefs/opinions around here. We could become tax-exempt ... oh wait. We don't pay any...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 30, 2020 at 11:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Spheric, perhaps they can make progressives with... 82,021 Views / 467 Replies  
@Spheric, perhaps they can make progressives with the bands in non-traditional order. Like a far-sight band on the bottom, for seeing distant objects below you. You could have a special pair made,...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 30, 2020 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Emissions credits have been around since at least... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
Emissions credits have been around since at least 1990 in the US (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emissions_trading#United_States). Along with MPG rules, effectively a tax on carbon (and other...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 29, 2020 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
^^ A bunch of people should be in jail for this.... 512 Views / 35 Replies  
^^ A bunch of people should be in jail for this. Corruption and conspiracy come to mind.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 29, 2020 at 08:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or copy the file, and experiment on copies as... 825 Views / 6 Replies  
Or copy the file, and experiment on copies as needed. No pixelmator experience here either, sorry. I use an old copy of PS Elements, occasionally supplemented with GIMP.

Yet another reason not to...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 29, 2020 at 01:11 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Maybe they'll edit in spam links a month from... 346,528 Views / 1,185 Replies  
Maybe they'll edit in spam links a month from now. We see that a lot here. It would be search indexed by then, and have dropped off the current list. Account owner less likely to recheck comments on...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2020 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been called, but never served. Never even... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
I've been called, but never served. Never even got questioned for selection. Pity - I'd like to do my civic duty at least once.

The closest incident - we got called in. Waited in the hallway, with...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 27, 2020 at 09:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Rundown on US Jury sourcing... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
Rundown on US Jury sourcing (https://www.thoughtco.com/can-nonregistered-voters-skip-jury-duty-3367687) (includes how to avoid duty)

Federal court juries are drawn from voter rolls, sometimes from...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 27, 2020 at 03:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
WikiPedia got it from this article... 1,375 Views / 21 Replies  
WikiPedia got it from this article (https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/367740/Fortnite_developer_Epic_Games_secures_178_billion_in_funding.php). Run the math from their numbers and you get ~$17B.
...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 27, 2020 at 12:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's an RAF Harrier II, lost in Sept 30, 1991... 125,723 Views / 572 Replies  
It's an RAF Harrier II, lost in Sept 30, 1991 (https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/55526). Mission was a testing/training exercise. Pilot took off, but mistakenly believed takeoff was unsuccessful....
Posted by reader50, on Aug 26, 2020 at 10:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple stock valuation: 2 trillion Epic equity... 1,375 Views / 21 Replies  
Apple stock valuation: 2 trillion
Epic equity valuation: 17.3 billion

0.865% of Apple's value, or approx 100x your estimate. High enough that stockholders would question an Apple acquisition. As...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 26, 2020 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Waking up in the Morgue 1,184 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you ever died, then changed your mind? Me neither. But weird things can happen in Sunnydale Detroit.

EMTs had tried to revive her at home for 30 minutes. A doctor declared her dead, on the...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 25, 2020 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
WW = good Shazam = fun to watch Emancipation... 1,272 Views / 10 Replies  
WW = good
Shazam = fun to watch
Emancipation of HQ = too silly for my taste. Some fun. But her opponents shoot & fight like storm troopers. We finally know what they look like without the armor.
...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 24, 2020 at 07:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, I definitely agree about eVoting. The... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
subego, I definitely agree about eVoting. The machines are improving - the ones with a paper printout are especially encouraging. But I'm personally still using paper.

All indications are online...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 24, 2020 at 04:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some Republican groups, including the RNC, are... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
Some Republican groups, including the RNC, are planning...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 24, 2020 at 02:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not all of this will be reversible without a lot... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
Not all of this will be reversible without a lot of money. I'd wondered what was happening to the removed machines. From Thorz links:

It looks like individual post offices did whatever worked. If...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 24, 2020 at 01:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Prices rise anyway. The federal minimum wage was... 3,075 Views / 60 Replies  
Prices rise anyway. The federal minimum wage was last adjusted in 2009, and left alone since. But prices continued to rise. If the minimum wage is not corrected over time, inflation gradually adjusts...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 23, 2020 at 10:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Glad to know this. I'd long wondered about them,... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
Glad to know this. I'd long wondered about them, until someone on the internet gave the definitive answer. Also theirs' was only one of the google links I found. Perhaps a link to how prevalent...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 23, 2020 at 10:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
el chupacabra, USPS consistently rates as the... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
el chupacabra, USPS consistently rates as the most popular (https://news.gallup.com/poll/257510/postal-service-americans-favorite-federal-agency.aspx) government service. Also, how would it help to...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 23, 2020 at 08:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems we missed some news... 8,414 Views / 114 Replies  
It seems we missed some news (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/22/donald-trump-stormy-daniels-legal-fees-non-disclosure-agreement).

Relevant part bolded. This is the NDA we've been...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 22, 2020 at 08:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some months ago, I decided to subscribe to a... 82,021 Views / 467 Replies  
Some months ago, I decided to subscribe to a paper or two for a year. Covid had us all in the first lockdown, and news in general was in trouble. Advertising had crashed with the lockdown - not many...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 22, 2020 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
^^^ what was he trying to do with the giant... 125,723 Views / 572 Replies  
^^^ what was he trying to do with the giant cigarette?

There's ice-cold water in his future. Real close actually.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2020 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Awesome name for a drink. That's good marketing. 18,839 Views / 165 Replies  
Awesome name for a drink. That's good marketing.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 20, 2020 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lowering the CEOs pay would not result in any... 3,075 Views / 60 Replies  
Lowering the CEOs pay would not result in any added money going to other employees. All savings would go back in the company coffers.

However, CEOs are able to increase wages. Observed fact for...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 20, 2020 at 03:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Update on USPS. DeJoy hasn't folded as much as it... 3,289 Views / 120 Replies  
Update on USPS. DeJoy hasn't folded as much as it appeared...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 19, 2020 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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