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Vega for the win. My mom had one for a few years.... 14,533 Views / 242 Replies  
Vega for the win. My mom had one for a few years. Aluminum engine without sleeves. Buy lots of cheap oil, keep it in the car. Assorted other problems kept things interesting too.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"Lowlifes should be grouped together"? I'm... 14,533 Views / 242 Replies  
"Lowlifes should be grouped together"?

I'm drawing a blank on serious reasons to force a camera crew to overlap a cookie squad. Maybe s/he is fishing for a cameo in exchange for another room.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 18, 2019 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All it needs is a flush handle near the top left.... 120,031 Views / 865 Replies  
All it needs is a flush handle near the top left. To complete the look.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 16, 2019 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Needed more practice. 45,186 Views / 394 Replies  
Needed more practice.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2019 at 10:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No side effects. It just doesn't do anything in... 296 Views / 5 Replies  
No side effects. It just doesn't do anything in Mojave.
Terminal commands.
Disable Warning: defaults write -g CSUIDisable32BitWarning -boolean TRUE
Enable Warning: defaults delete -g...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2019 at 01:22 PM, in macOS
Doc, I believe Oreo is referring to Ranked Choice... 1,309 Views / 54 Replies  
Doc, I believe Oreo is referring to Ranked Choice Voting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting), where one can vote for preferred choices without a split-vote penalty on larger issues....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Spotlight generally does not index system... 296 Views / 5 Replies  
Spotlight generally does not index system components. Try EasyFind (https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11076/easyfind) instead. It will do an actual search, instead of checking the mds indexes. You...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2019 at 11:35 AM, in macOS
The 2nd computer will adjust its own network name... 452 Views / 6 Replies  
The 2nd computer will adjust its own network name when it detects a match already present on the LAN.

You could clone it, then adjust a few things while offline. Or install the OS the regular way,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:29 AM, in macOS
The "very bad people" already got in. Some even... 17,951 Views / 283 Replies  
The "very bad people" already got in. Some even got into government. This shouldn't be a concern.

Just use the supplies & space set aside for Alabama hurricane refugees.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2019 at 05:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There is a hidden pref to turn the warnings off.... 296 Views / 5 Replies  
There is a hidden pref to turn the warnings off. It apparently worked in High Sierra. Trouble is, it's broken in Mojave. I tried it - warnings kept coming.

You only get the warning when a 32-bit...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2019 at 12:09 PM, in macOS
Wilbur Ross (Secretary of Commerce) may be in... 14,581 Views / 200 Replies  
Wilbur Ross (Secretary of Commerce) may be in trouble (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/09/wilbur-ross-sharpiegate-alabama-resignation) too.

This is about "sharpiegate", where someone...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2019 at 02:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's the actual hardware rating on RAM capacity... 16,626 Views / 188 Replies  
It's the actual hardware rating on RAM capacity vs Apple's listed specs. Apple tests with available RAM modules before a model is released. Then specifies how high the RAM ceiling is. The memory...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2019 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahh - your GPUs were not Metal-compatible. Mojave... 16,626 Views / 188 Replies  
Ahh - your GPUs were not Metal-compatible. Mojave won't install with them present without hacking. They sort-of work if installed later, but with graphical glitches. White menu backgrounds showing up...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2019 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm running Mojave on a 2009 MP flashed to the... 16,626 Views / 188 Replies  
I'm running Mojave on a 2009 MP flashed to the latest firmware. Some minor irritants have turned up, but I'm pretty sure they're from using an account that originally dates back to Jaguar.

My GPU...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've long heard good things about BackBlaze... 701 Views / 3 Replies  
I've long heard good things about BackBlaze (https://www.backblaze.com/).
Posted by reader50, on Sep 8, 2019 at 05:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Maybe you saw "lsd" - man entry says "lsd... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
Maybe you saw "lsd" - man entry says "lsd provides various services for CoreServices frameworks. It is not meant to be invoked directly and it must not be terminated."

backupd-helper is definitely...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2019 at 04:10 PM, in macOS
iconservicesagent - generates or fetches icons... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
iconservicesagent - generates or fetches icons for files, apps, bundles. Usually for the Finder.
backupd-helper - Time Machine schedule assist daemon.
tccd - keeps track of which apps can access...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2019 at 03:16 PM, in macOS
Some UPC sockets are fully battery-backed-up. 2-3... 2,634 Views / 28 Replies  
Some UPC sockets are fully battery-backed-up. 2-3 sockets will only have surge protection. The surge-only sockets are for printers, etc - things you don't need during a power failure.

Assuming...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2019 at 03:05 PM, in Applications
Try a replacement cable on the Seagate external.... 701 Views / 3 Replies  
Try a replacement cable on the Seagate external. If that doesn't work, have a nerd with desktop computer crack the case open. Pull the real drive inside, plug it into a real SATA bay, and test it.
...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 6, 2019 at 11:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Officially, a 2009 Xserve can handle up to El... 16,626 Views / 188 Replies  
Officially, a 2009 Xserve can handle up to El Capitan. 2008 Xserve up to Lion. Wow.

Unofficially, DOSdude & other hackers have both supported through Mojave...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 6, 2019 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Flickers can cause the TM issue, if it causes the... 2,634 Views / 28 Replies  
Flickers can cause the TM issue, if it causes the external TM drive to drop out. Then remount. A small UPS will fix that.

A smallish UPS like the ones we recommended can handle a laptop for a half...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:10 PM, in Applications
We have reliable power here - only 1-2 dropouts... 2,634 Views / 28 Replies  
We have reliable power here - only 1-2 dropouts per year. Half the time, it's when some car hits a pole. But flickers are common when there are thunderstorms within 30 miles. My UPSes make the...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2019 at 10:51 PM, in Applications
67 minutes sounds like a maximum under minimal... 2,634 Views / 28 Replies  
67 minutes sounds like a maximum under minimal load. With the computer sleeping. Unless you buy a big UPS, typical run times are 5-15 minutes.

If it's a power flicker, or only a couple minutes, it...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:51 PM, in Applications
I don't know any of those off-hand. The dangerous... 448 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't know any of those off-hand. The dangerous ones are the files in:
/Users/Ralph/Library/LaunchAgents/

.plist files in ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ launch apps when you log into your account.
No...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2019 at 06:10 PM, in macOS
What did Malwarebytes find? Did you save its log?... 448 Views / 11 Replies  
What did Malwarebytes find? Did you save its log?

I haven't heard of this problem before. Knowing the cause would be helpful to the next person.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2019 at 01:25 PM, in macOS
Disable both extensions, relaunch Safari, see if... 448 Views / 11 Replies  
Disable both extensions, relaunch Safari, see if that fixes it. If it does, narrow down which one. My guess would be Honey. If memory serves, it's a find-the-best-price plugin. Which would require...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2019 at 07:33 PM, in macOS
Check Safari Extensions for something... 448 Views / 11 Replies  
Check Safari Extensions for something undesirable. (Safari Prefs -> Extensions (tab) )

You may have been tricked into installing one at some point. Also check your "home page" setting, to see if...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2019 at 06:53 PM, in macOS
I've never understood the appeal of bead seat... 120,031 Views / 865 Replies  
I've never understood the appeal of bead seat covers. Lots of little hard wooden balls - they've got to be uncomfortable. Are they to let air breathe under / behind you?
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2019 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
App opening choice: Command-i -> Open with:... 333 Views / 4 Replies  
App opening choice:
Command-i -> Open with: (popup)

Finder window viewing prefs:
1. Open a Finder window to the folder you're interested in.
2. Set that window to desired view (Cmnd-1 or Cmnd-2...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2019 at 02:11 PM, in macOS
mindwaves, could you check your PMs please? I had... 6,013 Views / 10 Replies  
mindwaves, could you check your PMs please? I had a thought about your problem, but your email-on-file is dead. So your PM notification bounced.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 2, 2019 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't recognize the design. It has that... 120,031 Views / 865 Replies  
I don't recognize the design. It has that "military" utilitarian look, but with house door hinges. Maybe someone rebuilt a 1960s truck (from the hood shape) by building their own cabin.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 1, 2019 at 02:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Considering about half of Britons oppose Brexit,... 1,309 Views / 54 Replies  
Considering about half of Britons oppose Brexit, this is terrible advice. It should be up to UK citizens subjects, not us observers, to sort it out. And advising people to knuckle under to...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I like the 2nd example better. The faded blacks... 8,066 Views / 158 Replies  
I like the 2nd example better. The faded blacks in the portrait match the fading of the text.

The first has far deeper blacks in the portrait than the text. btw, do gov bureaus in the future...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 30, 2019 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was afraid of that. It sounded like a... 1,309 Views / 54 Replies  
I was afraid of that. It sounded like a ceremonial duty, which might still be within her authority.

Well ... maybe she could come down sick or otherwise unavailable that day.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 29, 2019 at 12:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
From what little I've read, apparently the Queen... 1,309 Views / 54 Replies  
From what little I've read, apparently the Queen *could* refuse the request. Presumably without creating a legal crisis.

Getting the elected reps out of the picture, so they can't object, is a...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 04:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In Mojave, the right-hand 3 apps in the Dock are... 497 Views / 2 Replies  
In Mojave, the right-hand 3 apps in the Dock are "recently opened apps". If you open an app that isn't in the Dock normally, it appears in this area. And the Dock keeps the most recent three for easy...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 04:49 PM, in macOS
System Prefs -> General -> Default web... 862 Views / 6 Replies  
System Prefs -> General -> Default web browser
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 02:21 PM, in macOS
Set the Fill Color to the white-with-red-line... 896 Views / 6 Replies  
Set the Fill Color to the white-with-red-line through it. Upper left choice in the grid.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 02:21 PM, in Applications
All I did was... View -> Show Markup Toolbar... 896 Views / 6 Replies  
All I did was...

View -> Show Markup Toolbar (Shift-Command-A)

When I hover over each tool, a tooltip appears after about a second.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 01:55 AM, in Applications
Just checked in Mojave Preview. I got unfilled... 896 Views / 6 Replies  
Just checked in Mojave Preview. I got unfilled rectangles & circles. If I click on one (so the 8 drag handles appear) then Delete gets rid of the object.

So hovering over the tools for the...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 01:34 AM, in Applications
Had to wait until I got home, and could test in... 862 Views / 6 Replies  
Had to wait until I got home, and could test in Mojave.

I'm not seeing this. Click a link in mail -> page opens in Firefox. No 2nd click needed.

Try setting different preferred browsers. It...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 28, 2019 at 01:27 AM, in macOS
You'd think cities would get tired of paying off... 16,180 Views / 243 Replies  
You'd think cities would get tired of paying off all the lawsuits. That's certainly where this is going, if Kazeem has any sense.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 27, 2019 at 03:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or stop at a tool rental. Neighborhood hardware... 8,066 Views / 158 Replies  
Or stop at a tool rental. Neighborhood hardware store might work. Rent a "post hole pounder" - ideally with permission to repaint it. This might be what the cops use anyway.

google images...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 26, 2019 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It won't be useful going forward - no wonder... 120,031 Views / 865 Replies  
It won't be useful going forward - no wonder they're ending the classification. PZEV relies on the assumption carbon is emitted at upstream power plants. But California is headed for a carbon-free...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 25, 2019 at 01:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Checking frame-by-frame, he went over the front... 45,186 Views / 394 Replies  
Checking frame-by-frame, he went over the front car. Landed to its right, near the front-right fender. The overtaking car is just that - long shadows suggested a truck. But it's just a car.

He got...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 22, 2019 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Update. Later OS updates have not addressed the... 1,683 Views / 3 Replies  
Update. Later OS updates have not addressed the audio glitching issue. Same workaround remains: launch a game in window mode, and minimize it. Or upgrade to X56xx-series Xeon CPUs.

The 10.14.6...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2019 at 09:23 PM, in macOS
I'm not clear why Trump got interested in... 17,951 Views / 283 Replies  
I'm not clear why Trump got interested in Greenland. Because he got the itch to do a big real estate deal? Rare earth minerals is not something I've heard him interested in before, so that seems...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2019 at 06:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
DosDude is developing a hardware fix, that... 3,731 Views / 8 Replies  
DosDude is developing a hardware fix, that permanently disables the discrete GPU in 2011 MacBook Pros. His DeMux solution (https://computeco.de/Demux) reprograms the FPGA chip that controls graphics...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2019 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Rain usually brings cloud cover. Which doesn't... 8,066 Views / 158 Replies  
Rain usually brings cloud cover. Which doesn't vanish if the rain stops.

So you may have had perfect filming conditions (no fishline reflections) just as you left.

Don't buy lotto tickets for...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 21, 2019 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got 'im. He(?) edited the post a week after.... 17,951 Views / 283 Replies  
Got 'im. He(?) edited the post a week after. Added a spam link about dildos. Kinda doubt Trump sells those.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 18, 2019 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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