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The countdown is guaranteed time. After that, it... 246,679 Views / 670 Replies  
The countdown is guaranteed time. After that, it may switch at any time. Depending on traffic arriving on the side street. Push the button (assuming there is one) for more guaranteed pedestrian time.
Posted by reader50, on Today at 04:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The ducky inside appears to be the cause. Though... 287,404 Views / 664 Replies  
The ducky inside appears to be the cause. Though the mechanism isn't clear.
Posted by reader50, on Today at 01:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Boot from a USB drive. Check specs, wipe &... 135 Views / 3 Replies  
Boot from a USB drive. Check specs, wipe & reinstall, etc.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 11:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
^^^ Post-credits scene. Revealing the new masters... 77,463 Views / 370 Replies  
^^^ Post-credits scene. Revealing the new masters of the world.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 19, 2021 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Suggest a little more detail on complaints. I... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
Suggest a little more detail on complaints. I read your statement as:

Rob doesn't like Cat Power, and thinks her fans are F. idiots.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 15, 2021 at 07:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just filled up. $4.20 a gallon here. And I keep... 1,902 Views / 74 Replies  
Just filled up. $4.20 a gallon here. And I keep seeing more Teslas on the road. They used to be a rarity. Now, I see multiple Teslas during most local trips.

Would love to have one. Then I too...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Keystone pipeline... 1,902 Views / 74 Replies  
The Keystone pipeline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline) is already operational. What got cancelled was an extension / shortcut.
(emphasis added)
It appears we were already...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2021 at 11:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Had something similar happen with a different... 246,679 Views / 670 Replies  
Had something similar happen with a different touchscreen device: my trusty old Garmin GPS in the car.

The suction cup came loose, so I set it (face-down) on the passenger seat. Then didn't get...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2021 at 11:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's too far in my opinion. He might have said... 1,902 Views / 74 Replies  
That's too far in my opinion. He might have said something else, yes.

But you do have to speak back to stupidity. Otherwise it becomes accepted as the new normal.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2021 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I eventually caught up on Lucifer S5. Good thing,... 101,353 Views / 385 Replies  
I eventually caught up on Lucifer S5. Good thing, as S6 is due this Friday. Quality has not slipped.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2021 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is my understanding as well (doctors can... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
That is my understanding as well (doctors can prescribe for off-label use). I don't feel knowledgeable enough about the ins and outs. Perhaps the problem is that no drugs have been approved (yet) for...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2021 at 01:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Do they realize they've serviced it before? Or... 246,679 Views / 670 Replies  
Do they realize they've serviced it before? Or has the staff all turned over.

Even if you don't have a picture showing it being serviced, you may have receipts. And your van will appear in their...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2021 at 01:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
... because the FDA decides what drugs can be... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
... because the FDA decides what drugs can be used in the USA, and for what purpose, while the NIH handles research? ie - FDA decisions carry the force of law, while NIH recommendations (along with...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2021 at 12:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The FDA does not recommend Ivermectin for COVID... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
The FDA does not recommend Ivermectin for COVID treatment at this time. If you ignore regulatory authorities, going with anything that hasn't been ruled out -- then you have a free-for-all. And since...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2021 at 09:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I suppose it's possible they'd never compared... 246,679 Views / 670 Replies  
I suppose it's possible they'd never compared vehicle weight to rated lift capacity. Or someone thinks your van put on a lot of weight.

Or maybe you just got unlucky, and spoke to the new guy.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2021 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple may (or may not) be giving ground... 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
Apple may (or may not) be giving ground (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/09/apple-promises-to-change-iphone-photo-scanning-plans-to-address-criticisms/) to all the criticism.
...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2021 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So if I ask the doc for OxyContin, and the CDC... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
So if I ask the doc for OxyContin, and the CDC hasn't ruled it out for Covid ... the doc should give me the prescription? Um, you know, to prevent catching Covid.

And since proper dosage hasn't...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2021 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I dislike how we handled the pullout, and... 1,325,213 Views / 2,987 Replies  
I dislike how we handled the pullout, and intensely dislike the Taliban winning the country. That being said ...

We fought our longest war there, spending perhaps $2 trillion on it. All borrowed....
Posted by reader50, on Aug 24, 2021 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is dangerously close to: Other companies do... 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
This is dangerously close to: Other companies do it, so we should concede this part of our privacy. ie - once at least two parties do something, we retreat. That approach will leave nothing private...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2021 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hadn't thought of it this way, but it's true.... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
I hadn't thought of it this way, but it's true. If everyone had followed the science, Covid would have been quarantined out of existence in a few months. Before any vaccines were finished, much like...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2021 at 01:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
90+ organizations dedicated to civil rights,... 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
90+ organizations dedicated to civil rights, digital rights, and human rights have sent Apple...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 19, 2021 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A school district in Texas has found a loophole.... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
A school district in Texas has found a loophole. They're requiring (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/18/texas-school-district-requires-masks-loophole-greg-abbott-order) all kids and staff...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 18, 2021 at 12:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I ran into a neighbor like that. She tried to... 1,902 Views / 74 Replies  
I ran into a neighbor like that. She tried to tell me Trump was THE BEST president we've ever had. He must have done more for us than Lincoln, Washington, and FDR in WWII. I'd thought she was smarter...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 17, 2021 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The story is reported elsewhere too. Ars report... 914 Views / 3 Replies  
The story is reported elsewhere too. Ars report (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/lawsuit-ebay-tried-to-terrorize-stalk-and-silence-couple-that-ran-news-site/) - no paywall.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 14, 2021 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Plenty of softball questions in that interview.... 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
Plenty of softball questions in that interview. Oh, and we learn of a 3rd component.

Almost nothing further is mentioned on this subject. Searching for the wrong terms (or fat-fingered mistakes)...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 12, 2021 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@War, Smartphones (and computers) are... 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
@War,

Smartphones (and computers) are extensions of our minds. We record our thoughts, experiences, and movements. Who we communicate with, and how long. Short of a mind-reading device, I can't...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 10, 2021 at 05:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not an MD5 hash. Rather something generated... 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
It's not an MD5 hash. Rather something generated by AI, designed to match similar pics. Resizing the pic, or lowering the quality, will produce the same hash. So it will indeed match similar photos...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 6, 2021 at 12:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple to install spyware on Phones / Macs / Etc 2,247 Views / 62 Replies  
Initial Story (https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/08/apple-plans-to-scan-us-iphones-for-child-abuse-imagery/)

Apple Confirms Story...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 6, 2021 at 03:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's depressing to have so many enemies trying to... 894 Views / 16 Replies  
It's depressing to have so many enemies trying to conquer us from within. To my knowledge, there are no credible outside enemies even trying. Several ongoing attempts to screw us over, yes. But no...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 5, 2021 at 07:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ditto - it had better be a pickup truck. Or a... 1,138 Views / 9 Replies  
Ditto - it had better be a pickup truck. Or a utility trailer. Something with a bed.

If you try to haul 750 pounds of loose granite in a car ... Well, that car will never be the same inside....
Posted by reader50, on Aug 2, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Chicago subways look more dangerous than usual.... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
Chicago subways look more dangerous than usual. Is that the morning Special for dumb people? Love the chin masks.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Close. It was... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
Close. It was (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick_(politician)#COVID-19_pandemic) the Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick.

Strangely, I've yet to meet any grandparents willing to die to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2021 at 11:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could buy both products in bags, then stack... 1,138 Views / 9 Replies  
You could buy both products in bags, then stack wherever you wish. It will cost more for the product, but you don't have to buy containers.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2021 at 04:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But ... but Republicans are all about local... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
But ... but Republicans are all about local control. Why is he trying to dictate to cities?

Actually, I'm not sure what to say. At least the majority of those dying are likely to have voted for...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 28, 2021 at 11:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pfizer has filed for full approval. However, a... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
Pfizer has filed for full approval. However, a spokesman says they're not expecting it before January 2022.

Last I heard, Moderna was talking about filing for full approval, but hadn't actually...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2021 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"Flying with the birds" was so much more romantic... 287,404 Views / 664 Replies  
"Flying with the birds" was so much more romantic before I saw how it works.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2021 at 03:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Using the 8TB drive for media storage, and the... 1,502 Views / 3 Replies  
Using the 8TB drive for media storage, and the 1TB for Time Machine? Sounds like the media files will have no backup. Perhaps the other way around - 8TB TM volume, 1TB extra media drive?
Posted by reader50, on Jul 19, 2021 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
DosDude has updated his DeMux solution. It now... 10,559 Views / 9 Replies  
DosDude has updated his DeMux solution. It now supports backlight brightness. Details vary by OS version:
• MacOS up through Sierra (10.12): native support. No hacks needed.
• High Sierra: must...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 13, 2021 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Home Depot and Lowes do stock replacement glass... 246,679 Views / 670 Replies  
Home Depot and Lowes do stock replacement glass shades / globes / tulips. Though only the more common ones, in my observation. Anything uncommon sends me to eBay.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2021 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the link. I hadn't understood why... 181,199 Views / 711 Replies  
Thanks for the link. I hadn't understood why those Senators insisted on those positions. Interesting reading.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 9, 2021 at 02:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For a fun time with the mouth breathers, no-mask... 338,559 Views / 1,262 Replies  
For a fun time with the mouth breathers, no-mask types. Since they know everything, ask if they've heard any news. About if Schrödinger's cat survived the science experiment.

Since they probably...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2021 at 02:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those are the worst kind of friends. They suck... 612 Views / 6 Replies  
Those are the worst kind of friends. They suck your money, but are never around when you need a hand.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Officials may compare signatures at polling... 181,199 Views / 711 Replies  
Officials may compare signatures at polling places too. Here in CA, I normally vote in person. 2020 was my first mail-in ballot.

I've been recalling the in-person voting procedure. They never...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2021 at 08:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First law of holes: if you find yourself in a... 675,200 Views / 1,227 Replies  
First law of holes: if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Someone in the Ministry is oblivious (https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/05/europe/ukraine-female-soldiers-heels-scli-intl/index.html) to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2021 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Phrased in this way, Arizona's position does not... 181,199 Views / 711 Replies  
Phrased in this way, Arizona's position does not violate the 15th Amendment. Limiting ballot delivery to (officials or) family members is not a restriction based on race, color, or previous...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2021 at 11:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for the clarification. "Ballot harvesting"... 181,199 Views / 711 Replies  
Thanks for the clarification. "Ballot harvesting" didn't ring any bells. However, I agree with subego's comment - does this actually happen?

Here in CA, you can only get a ballot through a county...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2021 at 04:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I assume you mean, having another person deliver... 181,199 Views / 711 Replies  
I assume you mean, having another person deliver ballots to post office or election officials? ie - for old folks or those without transportation.

The "other person" is not an official. I don't...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2021 at 12:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good news. Did you consider solving missing... 77,463 Views / 370 Replies  
Good news.

Did you consider solving missing shoots with CGI? ie - cast body doubles matching their old sizes. Then edit in the faces & voices?
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2021 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Someone is about to be fired in the Ukraine... 675,200 Views / 1,227 Replies  
Someone is about to be fired in the Ukraine military chain of command. At least, I hope so. Click through...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2021 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are at least four Amendments that can... 181,199 Views / 711 Replies  
There are at least four Amendments that can impact elections law:

Election-impact portions: State laws may not abridge the privileges of citizens, nor deprive any person of liberty without due...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 1, 2021 at 08:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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