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Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/27/bad-state-coronavirus-data-trump-reopening-286143)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 08:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Technically, Twitter could simply ban Trump for... 354 Views / 8 Replies  
Technically, Twitter could simply ban Trump for violating their TOS. They could have done it years ago. That’s the nuclear option, of course, and god knows what horrors he would unleash on the world...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Leaked draft details Trump plan against tech companies 354 Views / 8 Replies  
A draft of Trump's impending executive order going after the large tech companies (brought about following Twitter's addition of a fact-check link to his posts, and his ensuing meltdown) has been...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 10:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's pretty much been his raison d'être since... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
That's pretty much been his raison d'être since day-1. Eliminate all traces of the brown man.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 07:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The ear bands are made by the same company that... 61,289 Views / 380 Replies  
The ear bands are made by the same company that makes wire coat hangers, Tangle Inc.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 07:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Jailbreak your iPhone? Yes, you can! 110 Views / 1 Replies  
Some industrious folks have created a tool that can jailbreak any iPhone running iOS 11 or later....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 27, 2020 at 07:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's certainly been a workhorse all these years.... 108 Views / 6 Replies  
It's certainly been a workhorse all these years. I'd love to do an SSD swap on it, to maybe extend its life some more.

So, I tried subscribing to other podcasts, to see if the problem was just...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 27, 2020 at 07:52 AM, in macOS
It’s a sad, old, late-2009 iMac running 10.9.5. 108 Views / 6 Replies  
It’s a sad, old, late-2009 iMac running 10.9.5.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2020 at 09:24 PM, in macOS
I heard about this just this afternoon. Insanity.... 44,305 Views / 320 Replies  
I heard about this just this afternoon. Insanity. This cowboy BS will continue to happen until the boys in blue start being tried, convicted, and placed in the general population of the state prison.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2020 at 05:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple now shutting down iTunes podcast feeds? 108 Views / 6 Replies  
Over the past couple of weeks, some of the podcasts I listen to via iTunes on my old iMac have stopped updating with an error to the effect that the server’s certificate is invalid. I tried...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2020 at 02:08 PM, in macOS
Ah. Obviously didn't catch that. Brain fade. 61,289 Views / 380 Replies  
Ah. Obviously didn't catch that. Brain fade.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2020 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. Central Indiana jumped from pleasant... 80,716 Views / 379 Replies  
Same here. Central Indiana jumped from pleasant late-April to oppressive mid-August overnight. 80s and 90% humidity.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2020 at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's too early to expect any statistically... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
It's too early to expect any statistically relevant spikes to emerge.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2020 at 07:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Beats me. Maybe just another small, quiet, step... 263 Views / 5 Replies  
Beats me. Maybe just another small, quiet, step in the iOSification of MacOS? At least they merely disabled it, and didn’t just remove it.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 23, 2020 at 11:16 AM, in macOS
Here's the fee schedule for those cards.... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
Here's the fee schedule for those cards. (https://www.eipcard.com/fee-schedule/) At least there isn't a monthly "service" fee.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 23, 2020 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
VLC does image files? I've just used it to play... 61,289 Views / 380 Replies  
VLC does image files? I've just used it to play videos all these years.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 23, 2020 at 07:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
DOH! Totally forgot about GC. Yeah, it's still... 61,289 Views / 380 Replies  
DOH! Totally forgot about GC. Yeah, it's still around (https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/). It's up to v.11 and supports OSX up to 10.15. It's kind of impressive that a little...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 23, 2020 at 07:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a USB floppy drive. Still works great,... 61,289 Views / 380 Replies  
I have a USB floppy drive. Still works great, too. Not sure I have anything that can open a MacPaint file, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 22, 2020 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Third Man would be a whole lot easier to take... 409 Views / 14 Replies  
The Third Man would be a whole lot easier to take if you could get rid of the gawdawful music. Or, just turn off the sound entirely and just study the masterclass in lighting and camera work.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2020 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think AP classes had even been invented... 409 Views / 14 Replies  
I don’t think AP classes had even been invented yet when I was in high school. I went to a pretty good school, though. Indy’s brand new high school, staffed by a bunch of fresh-out-of-college...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2020 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How to turn back on the startup chime 263 Views / 5 Replies  
I wasn't aware that Apple had turned-off the classic startup sound all Macs have been making since forever. Apparently, the switch started sometime in 2016. Anyway, a site called Mr.Macintosh...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2020 at 08:10 AM, in macOS
You say that as if SK is some kind of mud hut... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
You say that as if SK is some kind of mud hut third world nation.
Anyway...here, you pick one off this list for your control.
Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths per Million Inhabitants...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2020 at 04:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Inside Trump's Coronavirus Meltdown... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
Inside Trump's Coronavirus Meltdown (https://www.ft.com/content/97dc7de6-940b-11ea-abcd-371e24b679ed)
From those pinko bolsheviks at The Financial Times.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2020 at 08:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Cold pack? 14,483 Views / 100 Replies  
Cold pack?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2020 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t seen those crackers in ages. I remember... 14,483 Views / 100 Replies  
I haven’t seen those crackers in ages. I remember them being damned tasty, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2020 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It almost sounds as if the last update didn’t set... 270 Views / 2 Replies  
It almost sounds as if the last update didn’t set whatever bit is necessary to validate the update to the servers, so it keeps telling you to update.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2020 at 06:48 PM, in iOS Apps
What file format are the videos? Are the videos... 403 Views / 12 Replies  
What file format are the videos? Are the videos on the iPad?
I suggest you install the VLC media player onto the iPad and see if that helps. VLC can play almost any video file format.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2020 at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, 4k is ridiculous overkill for any web or... 545 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, 4k is ridiculous overkill for any web or print work. Color accuracy is probably the most important thing to consider, especially if you're dealing with acres and acres of fleshtones like the OP.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 15, 2020 at 02:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You don't have a wheelbarrow? Even if you don't... 939 Views / 33 Replies  
You don't have a wheelbarrow? Even if you don't do a bulk delivery, a wheelbarrow is the perfect thing to haul the bags around the yard.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 15, 2020 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you consider the concerted, and ongoing, 40+... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
If you consider the concerted, and ongoing, 40+ year conservative attack on government, the rise of talk radio and Fox News, and the attendant libertarian hurf-durf of "mah freedumz!", is it so hard...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 15, 2020 at 10:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I can do some minor trimming at the tips, but I... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
I can do some minor trimming at the tips, but I have a head of very unruly, very independent, curls that react violently to any amateurish attempts to actually tame them.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2020 at 02:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indiana, things are opening up. The salon... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
Here in Indiana, things are opening up. The salon where the woman who cuts our hair opened this week. We're scheduled to see her tonight. Needless to say, we're both nervous about it. Obviously we'll...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2020 at 11:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When we had a big enough yard, we did the... 939 Views / 33 Replies  
When we had a big enough yard, we did the dumptruck delivery of mulch. Really good stuff, too.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2020 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
PS4 is ok. I really miss playing PS1 on my... 452 Views / 12 Replies  
PS4 is ok. I really miss playing PS1 on my Gamecube, back in the day. Good times.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2020 at 05:02 PM, in Gaming
Hmmm...That ice cream recipe sounds like a nice... 2,317 Views / 114 Replies  
Hmmm...That ice cream recipe sounds like a nice project. Think using a submersion blender would work as well (better?) than shaking the jar?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2020 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You folks having trouble finding ice cream or... 2,317 Views / 114 Replies  
You folks having trouble finding ice cream or yeast?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 12, 2020 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For our American viewers, courgette = zucchini. ... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
For our American viewers, courgette = zucchini.
Thank you.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 12, 2020 at 06:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think his ego is just putting a positive spin... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
I think his ego is just putting a positive spin on C-19 showing up in the White House and everyone now having to wear masks (except him, of course) Apparently, anyone entering the west wing is now...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 11, 2020 at 08:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Florian Schneider 465 Views / 0 Replies  
Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider passed this week (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/kraftwerk-florian-schneider-dead-994735/) after a short bout with cancer. He was '73.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2020 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Little Richard 498 Views / 3 Replies  
Richard Penniman was 87. (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/little-richard-dead-48505/) Good golly.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2020 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love crazy-hot food. But, it's really important... 2,317 Views / 114 Replies  
I love crazy-hot food. But, it's really important to me that the dish have good flavor, too. Something that's just a mouthful of fire isn't enjoyable. But, a blazing-hot curry, yeah, that's good...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2020 at 07:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apparently, Steven Miller’s wife, who also works... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
Apparently, Steven Miller’s wife, who also works in the White House, has tested positive. FWIW, WH staff are not allowed to wear masks.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 8, 2020 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
CDC guide to reopening was trashed by the Trump... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
CDC guide to reopening was trashed by the Trump admin. (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/cdc-guide-to-reopening-was-trashed-by-the-trump-admin-it-just-leaked/) It's now been leaked.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 8, 2020 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We kind of do. It’s called Attorney General, and... 44,305 Views / 320 Replies  
We kind of do. It’s called Attorney General, and they can bring down some heavy pressure on local and state law enforcement if need be. Unfortunately, the current holder of the office is too busy...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2020 at 06:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We binged Upload over the weekend. Pretty... 1,354 Views / 26 Replies  
We binged Upload over the weekend. Pretty entertaining concept. Definitely looking forward to a second series. Just don’t think too hard about it, or you’ll find yourself doing a lot of WTFs at the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2020 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Diazepam. Definitely underrated. 14,483 Views / 100 Replies  
Diazepam.
Definitely underrated.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2020 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Snopes has a handy gallery of articles on various... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
Snopes has a handy gallery of articles on various C-19-related conspiracies (https://www.snopes.com/collections/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories/). This one...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2020 at 06:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You're the Worst was the best! And here I thought... 14,483 Views / 100 Replies  
You're the Worst was the best! And here I thought I was the only one who watched it. Also, Better Things is fantastic television, and seems to be ignored by viewers. At least FX has let it live for...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2020 at 06:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like the original MagicMouse quite a bit... 561 Views / 6 Replies  
I like the original MagicMouse quite a bit (despite, as Reader says, their inability to be repaired. I'm on my third MM.) I'm not as keen on the MM2, though, basically because of the recharging...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2020 at 06:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You mean the way ebola, marburg, swine flu, SARS,... 13,783 Views / 534 Replies  
You mean the way ebola, marburg, swine flu, SARS, H1N1, bubonic plague, malaria, rabies, HIV, Lyme disease, etc. naturally occur and jump to humans? Seems more likely than paranoid imaginings of some...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2020 at 11:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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