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Jul 29, 2017, 09:02 PM
 
So, macOS has a light mode and a dark mode for the menu bar and Dock.

What do you think? A "rose gold" mode?
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From an ad here on the NN...



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Originally Posted by subego View Post
From an ad here on the NN...



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Friend of a friend needed to get rescued this weekend while rafting. She lost hold of the rope and got sucked into a dam. Good Christ wear a life jacket.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Friend of a friend needed to get rescued this weekend while rafting. She lost hold of the rope and got sucked into a dam. Good Christ wear a life jacket.
We lose people every year on the Salt River who go tubing. They go tubing even though they don't know how to swim, and wearing a life jacket isn't required.
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Jul 31, 2017, 08:25 PM
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f...where-40777401

"Selfie sticks in Indonesia are known as "tongsis", short for "tongkat narsis", which means narcissist stick"

Not ridiculous, but very interesting and very true. I have seen many attractive girls constantly taking selfies with a phone camera and/or use of a selfie stick. This is especially true at airports.
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
We lose people every year on the Salt River who go tubing. They go tubing even though they don't know how to swim, and wearing a life jacket isn't required.
This particular dam seems to eat people on a fairly regular basis. Got two last year.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
It's Mickey Mouse!
After computer simulated aging.
     
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Anyone here work in a Centrify environment? Uses 4 cert badges and such for authentication to a Mac. No keychain used!
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
All of this pales to Bill Nye the "Sex Junk" Guy. Feel the cringe.



"If they're alive, I'll date em"? Raise your standards, sweetheart. "Sex stew"? Oh, hell no.
I don't know why it took me so long to realize... this is about 3/4 ripped-off from "Toxic".
     
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Aug 8, 2017, 01:35 PM
 
Are the university professors who knifed that guy making national news?
     
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Aug 8, 2017, 03:17 PM
 
They made the BBC because one of them is from Oxford.
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How are they approaching the part where it looks as if he flew 4,000 mil... 6,500 kilometers just for a three-way?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
How are they approaching the part where it looks as if he flew 4,000 mil... 6,500 kilometers just for a three-way?
Apparently his FB profile had him down as a bus driver from Swindon (a town about 25 miles from Oxford and home to...me).

It's the type of story the BBC love, a faint whiff of sexual deviation, Oxford University and an American angle.
How exciting.
Apart from the poor dead guy of course.
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I originally heard professor, now administrator.

Has he been officially declared bus driver?
     
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I'm throwing down now with the bath salt defense.
     
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Aug 8, 2017, 07:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Are the university professors who knifed that guy making national news?
I heard a minor piece on it. But the news these days is just: Trump > Trump > Trump > Trump > small break for everything else > Trump > Trump > Trump > Trump
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
How are they approaching the part where it looks as if he flew 4,000 mil... 6,500 kilometers just for a three-way?
Guess he's never heard of Craigslist. For the price of the ticket he could have bought a 4-way.
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Aug 9, 2017, 01:28 AM
 
He could take a train to Serbia and get 6 with what's left over.

Probably kill one if he wanted, but that's going to cost extra.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I originally heard professor, now administrator.

Has he been officially declared bus driver?
No officially he was deputy treasurer at one of the Oxford colleges. He had a sock puppet FB account as a bus driver from Swindon.
The OU job seems legit as the news have spoken to his work colleagues.
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Aug 10, 2017, 07:07 PM
 
Watch that first step, it's a real DOOZY. Hell of a fall, eh?



I'm glad the marine's okay and will recover soon.
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Aug 11, 2017, 09:58 AM
 
Somebody got fake newsed, and fake news from 7 years ago, before fake news even existed! Can't resist a story about our valiant, honorable soldiers protecting freedom and beating up a naughty, thieving, criminal black guy.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/milit...bbedmarine.asp

Yes it happened. No it wasn't someone named "Tyrone Jackson." The only blacker name I could think to make up would be "Jamal Blackman."

None of the news accounts, police reports, or interviews about this incident indicated that Attaway was injured, either while being subdued or afterwards. That bit was pure invention on the part of some person who inserted the additional paragraph into the news account, thereby transforming it into a “Don’t mess with the Marines” object lesson. A fake image representing a newspaper article was later created for this item, one which added the (apocryphal) statement that the fleeing suspect sustained multiple injuries “when he slipped and fell off the curb”:
     
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Aug 11, 2017, 12:10 PM
 
Snopes is crap, they don't even supply corroborating links, just unlinked titles (presumably) of the original story. "Because we say so" isn't enough.

However, I do appreciate that you're willing to go out of your way to vet a meme, that's commitment!
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Aug 11, 2017, 12:24 PM
 
The "military good, black people bad" set off a bajillion alarm bells in my head that three seconds of Googling confirmed.
     
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Aug 11, 2017, 12:27 PM
 
Well, it didn't even cross my mind that the assailant was black, so... good job?
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Impressive. Reading minds must be a nice ability to have.
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Aug 17, 2017, 02:27 PM
 
Why is Mactracker taking so long to get updated?

2.5 months and still no update
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http://m.worldstarhiphop.com/apple/v...1ckztXxO3jlAkp

This is apparently a thing in Chechnya. Closest car to the bride at the end wins.

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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Why is Mactracker taking so long to get updated?

2.5 months and still no update

Murphy's law:

I waited 2.5 months, posted about it, and then Mactracker came out with an update later that SAME DAY
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Murphy's law:

I waited 2.5 months, posted about it, and then Mactracker came out with an update later that SAME DAY
Or posting on MacNN got it done.

Hmm ... guys, I would love to see an update to AppleWorks so it works natively on Intel.

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Let me know if I'm going too trashy and I'll knock it off.

     
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Aug 21, 2017, 04:35 AM
 
New details from the global, three-way murder.

Victim was the boyfriend of the microbiologist.

Microbiologist and Oxford guy planned to kill him for months, maybe another person if they could get them to show up.

Then the alleged plan was for microbiologist and Oxford guy to murder each other. The microbiologist was going to knife Oxford, Oxford was going to shoot the microbiologist.

You know, I never graduated college, but I do believe that plan has a flaw.
     
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At least 11 dogs in Mumbai, India were found with a new color. Aliens were ruled out after residents complained. A local detergent manufacturer has been shut down by authorities for dumping untreated dye into a river the dogs swim in. The dye is water-soluble and doesn't seem to be harming the dogs.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
New details from the global, three-way murder.

Victim was the boyfriend of the microbiologist.

Microbiologist and Oxford guy planned to kill him for months, maybe another person if they could get them to show up.

Then the alleged plan was for microbiologist and Oxford guy to murder each other. The microbiologist was going to knife Oxford, Oxford was going to shoot the microbiologist.

You know, I never graduated college, but I do believe that plan has a flaw.
Typical head in the clouds university types. No eye for the details.
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Also weird (and by weird I mean horrific).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41021223

It's the age old story. Man builds own submarine, invites journalist on board to write about it, scuppers own sub in effort to cover up murder of journalist, who's headless body washes up on shore the next week.

I mean why? It's not like he was ever going to get away with it.
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At least 11 dogs in Mumbai, India were found with a new color. Aliens were ruled out after residents complained. A local detergent manufacturer has been shut down by authorities for dumping untreated dye into a river the dogs swim in. The dye is water-soluble and doesn't seem to be harming the dogs.
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Typical head in the clouds university types. No eye for the details.
A much better plan would be for Oxford to knife microbiologist and then microbiologist gives Oxford the Black Plague.

Also,



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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Also weird (and by weird I mean horrific).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41021223

It's the age old story. Man builds own submarine, invites journalist on board to write about it, scuppers own sub in effort to cover up murder of journalist, who's headless body washes up on shore the next week.

I mean why? It's not like he was ever going to get away with it.
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I haven't heard yet that they've changed his charge to murder. Apparently her torso had stab wounds designed to vent gas buildup due to decomposition and metal tied to it to weigh it down. But he wasn't trying to hide anything, obviously. What a dick.
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How much of a ****up do you have to be to fail at hiding a body in the Baltic Sea?
     
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How much of a **** up do you have to be to turn a seduction into a rape into a murder?
     
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My question was funnier.
     
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I guess I failed to see the humor in the situation.
     
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I didn't find humor in the situation, I found it in the irony.
     
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So, the promised iPhone 8 sounds tempting... but I just wish that carriers in the USA did not charge so much money just to have some calling and data use per month. This is why I still refuse to pay for a cell phone. Any way getting around this financial bottleneck?
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virgin mobile $30/mo unlimited text etc but only good in urban areas.
     
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Because virgin mobile = sprint ?
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