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Heh heh. Hope they have video for the insurance... 319,118 Views / 711 Replies  
Heh heh. Hope they have video for the insurance claim.
Posted by reader50, on Today at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
White lab mouse running on the road between the... 319,118 Views / 711 Replies  
White lab mouse running on the road between the cars. It's easier to see if you full-screen it.

Might have escaped from a lab somewhere. If so, it was one of the dumb ones. Kept trying to hide...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are multiple points of failure here. ... 319,118 Views / 711 Replies  
There are multiple points of failure here.

1. Plan the operation before sampling the wares.
2. Do a dry run first, to find issues.
3. Pockets are underrated. Bottles in pockets would leave hands...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps the conservatives could be persuaded by... 202,190 Views / 762 Replies  
Perhaps the conservatives could be persuaded by pitting their prejudices against each other. According to CDC data (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/ss/ss7009a1.htm#T6_down) on abortions by...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 02:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The nurse realized... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
The nurse realized (https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/03/europe/italy-man-silicone-arm-vaccine-intl-scli/index.html) it was fake, and thought it was a prosthetic. That she'd gotten the wrong arm. But it...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 4, 2021 at 08:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My guess: this first card is failing. In my... 280 Views / 8 Replies  
My guess: this first card is failing. In my recent experience, macOS gets tripped up on drive access only where there's a hardware issue. Network shares freeze up the I/O functions too, if the remote...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 3, 2021 at 02:59 AM, in macOS
What file system does GoPro use? Most portable... 280 Views / 8 Replies  
What file system does GoPro use? Most portable devices use ExFAT, with FAT32 on older devices. Any drive recovery software should work, as it's a mass storage device. The medium doesn't seem...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2021 at 11:33 PM, in macOS
Ditto. When in legal trouble ... let your lawyer... 2,646 Views / 94 Replies  
Ditto. When in legal trouble ... let your lawyer do all the talking. Keep your mouth shut.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's established Baldwin was holding the gun, and... 2,646 Views / 94 Replies  
It's established Baldwin was holding the gun, and therefore pointing it. Unless he's disputing that too. Not sure what to make of this claim.

It is my understanding that modern gun designs cannot...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2021 at 06:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
COVID is a collective threat. Like manning a... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
COVID is a collective threat. Like manning a wall. If one sector takes the night off, most barbarians will cross the wall where it's unguarded.

The antivax people (including judges) talk about...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 1, 2021 at 05:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I patronized Radio Shack quite a bit when I was... 2,184 Views / 80 Replies  
I patronized Radio Shack quite a bit when I was younger. There was some lasting value in the purchases - I still have a few things from RS. Along with good memories of the place.

However, it...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 1, 2021 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So drivers can challenge (liberal) protestors who... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
So drivers can challenge (liberal) protestors who block roads. Or otherwise inconvenience cars that don't want to hear their message.

I figure it will be repealed the first time it's used against...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 30, 2021 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I noticed this in the article. The cops say it... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
I noticed this in the article. The cops say it was an intentional traffic hit, even though the cops were not present. This makes me think they have it on a traffic cam or someone's surveillance DVR....
Posted by reader50, on Nov 28, 2021 at 02:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any chance she's a photo person, and has nearly... 307 Views / 5 Replies  
Any chance she's a photo person, and has nearly filled her iPhone with pics and/or videos? If her iPhone were nearly full, the initial sync could take days to complete. Depending on your upload...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 28, 2021 at 02:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Rittenhouse was not in the military, making him... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
Rittenhouse was not in the military, making him ineligible. Perhaps she means the Congressional Gold Medal. Which is awarded for particular service to Congress, the US, or the world.

I'm unclear...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 26, 2021 at 03:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Enjoy your sleep when you can get it. 3 AM wakeup... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Enjoy your sleep when you can get it. 3 AM wakeup alarms notwithstanding.

Um, issuing a birth certificate should be automatic. What happens if no one applies for the birth certificate?

Does the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 24, 2021 at 09:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Got a story link on that? Looks like they were... 319,118 Views / 711 Replies  
Got a story link on that? Looks like they were trying a midair jump between planes.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2021 at 11:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm ... if you do become convinced to share my... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
Hmm ... if you do become convinced to share my insights, perhaps we should discuss credit references and licensing fees. This is sounding more interesting. :)
Posted by reader50, on Nov 20, 2021 at 04:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not sure if I'm asking you to condemn a swath of... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
Not sure if I'm asking you to condemn a swath of people. I thought I was stating my own opinions.

Still - I've seen violence happen in many places over time. Via TV in the past, more often in...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 20, 2021 at 03:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It may well be, but my impression is that... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
It may well be, but my impression is that politics was being substituted for crime.

Conservatives saw BLM protests that they did not like. The reasons for those protests were not in serious...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 19, 2021 at 01:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Within the next few days, it will be "Rittenhouse... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
Within the next few days, it will be "Rittenhouse Verdict vs iOS".
Posted by reader50, on Nov 17, 2021 at 05:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's one impressive battery. I've had swollen... 319,118 Views / 711 Replies  
That's one impressive battery. I've had swollen ones before, though never that much. One killed my first dashcam. Pity - I liked that cam. My latest dashcams are capacitor models.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 15, 2021 at 02:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't followed the trial in detail. For... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
I haven't followed the trial in detail. For trials in general, the judge should favor neither side. The presumption of innocence is baked into the rule: innocent until proven guilty. Rittenhouse has...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 14, 2021 at 07:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, Rittenhouse killed two people. And shot... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
Actually, Rittenhouse killed two people. And shot a 3rd person. While a minor, using a gun sold to him illegally. That he transported across state lines, to mix it up with protesters in another state.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 13, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He didn't ask about digital magnification. He... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
He didn't ask about digital magnification. He asked about pinch-to-zoom on an iOS device. So, yes.

Reminds me of the people who hate Obamacare, but the Affordable Care Act is good stuff. It's...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 13, 2021 at 01:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A camera that adds detail when you zoom in ... if... 1,368 Views / 147 Replies  
A camera that adds detail when you zoom in ... if anyone knows where to buy one, sign me up. We've seen them in the movies for years, where you can zoom into the shots as much as you like. Without...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2021 at 09:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Consider yourself lucky you have the 2018 mini... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
Consider yourself lucky you have the 2018 mini with memory slots. The versions on either side (2014, 2020) both have soldered RAM. Oh, and they're both limited to 16 GB. Yours can go to 64 GB.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2021 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
By any chance, are you the editor? The one... 89,933 Views / 382 Replies  
By any chance, are you the editor? The one everyone will be leaning on to finish it already? Begrudging you every bathroom break?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 4, 2021 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, if JFK (senior) were still alive today,... 1,391,224 Views / 3,065 Replies  
Also, if JFK (senior) were still alive today, he'd be 104 years old. I doubt he'd be up to political speeches from his oxygen bed, or particularly recognizable. Might not be clear on current issues...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2021 at 03:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
According to Wikipedia, JFK jr's ashes were... 1,391,224 Views / 3,065 Replies  
According to Wikipedia, JFK jr's ashes were scattered at sea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy_Jr.#Death) from the Navy destroyer USS Briscoe off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. A long...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2021 at 11:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Lady fighting breast cancer. Her doctor tells her... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Lady fighting breast cancer. Her doctor tells her to get the vaccine.

Her husband says he'll divorce her if she gets vaccinated. He gulped the cool aid during the pandemic or something. At the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 2, 2021 at 12:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I imagine his mpg is on the low side. Also, for... 278,186 Views / 730 Replies  
I imagine his mpg is on the low side. Also, for the full effect, he needs to add flagpoles to the truck bed.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2021 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From what I've read, the recommendation is: at... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
From what I've read, the recommendation is: at least six months after completing your initial shot(s). Unless you are immunocompromised, in which case the "booster" could be called a regular shot....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2021 at 02:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If Apple dips back into the server market,... 1,202 Views / 20 Replies  
If Apple dips back into the server market, they'll hit the same issue that's keeping me away from the M1s: expandability / upgradeability.

A server needs a socketed CPU. Otherwise you can't...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 28, 2021 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds very similar to the 2nd shot reactions. I... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Sounds very similar to the 2nd shot reactions. I was wondering if it would be worse.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 22, 2021 at 06:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For read/write benchmarking, I use Blackmagic... 1,122 Views / 14 Replies  
For read/write benchmarking, I use Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. It's a free utility on the Mac App Store. Copying big files back and forth works too, but this way you get big, colorful speed guages.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2021 at 03:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Streaming 4K movies shouldn't run more than 10-20... 1,122 Views / 14 Replies  
Streaming 4K movies shouldn't run more than 10-20 MB/s (assuming full blu-ray rips). Maybe slightly higher peaks during action scenes.

I agree with the others on hardwired ethernet, especially...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 19, 2021 at 10:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, a 2-month vacation for shot + booster. To... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
So, a 2-month vacation for shot + booster. To prevent the student from endangering other kids with their safety.

I wonder what this school teaches.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 18, 2021 at 01:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I keep thinking that most of the transplant rules... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
I keep thinking that most of the transplant rules can be waived for brain transplants. Prior history of drinking, antivax, or trumpism? Not an issue going forward.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 18, 2021 at 12:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
OmniGroup is still around. Their products are... 2,184 Views / 80 Replies  
OmniGroup is still around. Their products are still great. Though I miss their OSX game ports. I was a beta tester on one of those.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 18, 2021 at 12:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Desktop use here. Google throws a "new device"... 278,186 Views / 730 Replies  
Desktop use here. Google throws a "new device" warning every time Firefox does a point update. Same if the OS version increments.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 16, 2021 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I chose to be selective about what links I posted... 1,391,224 Views / 3,065 Replies  
I chose to be selective about what links I posted or alluded to, for the world to see.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 15, 2021 at 12:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bring your own IV stand next time. With your... 278,186 Views / 730 Replies  
Bring your own IV stand next time. With your nameplate on it.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 15, 2021 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pharmacy in Indiana makes a mistake... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Pharmacy in Indiana makes a mistake (https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/13/us/parents-say-walgreens-mistake-covid-vaccine/index.html).

Some potentially-serious symptoms continue a week after the mistake....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2021 at 09:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When I checked Kmart for men's t-shirts... 1,391,224 Views / 3,065 Replies  
When I checked Kmart for men's t-shirts (https://www.kmart.com/clothing-men-s-clothing-men-s-underwear-undershirts-men-s-undershirts/b-5001304), about 1 in 4 were modeled (including models shown on...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The pink ATV. A hint the algorithm believes a... 1,391,224 Views / 3,065 Replies  
The pink ATV. A hint the algorithm believes a woman is on the line, at least part of the time. The scantily clad models probably work for both types of viewer.

They may not have necessarily linked...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How boring - sounds like many drug labels. ... 278,186 Views / 730 Replies  
How boring - sounds like many drug labels.

"Take one capsule by mouth three times daily. Continue no more than one week after all taken."

I know doctors can have fun with advice. After all,...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suppose Hebrew is possible - it also uses a lot... 278,186 Views / 730 Replies  
I suppose Hebrew is possible - it also uses a lot of extra dots. But when I did google image searches for writing samples of each, it does look like Arabic. I could match up some symbols.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2021 at 09:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not acting can often be shown to do harm. ie -... 380,947 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Not acting can often be shown to do harm. ie - when you do not respond to those offers to "feed starving children in Africa" you are doing harm. Based on typical junk mail loads, I imagine you have...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2021 at 06:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I flipped the image horizontally, to see if... 278,186 Views / 730 Replies  
I flipped the image horizontally, to see if someone had written backwards as a joke. No dice.

Is there a reason why they wrote your prescription in Arabic?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2021 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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