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Try a 2nd repair shop. I'd have suggested... 18,351 Views / 274 Replies  
Try a 2nd repair shop. I'd have suggested electronics cleaner too. Maybe he just didn't want to risk nuking the phone.
Posted by reader50, on Today at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Rick Perry... 16,020 Views / 203 Replies  
Rick Perry (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/trump-energy-secretary-perry-resigning-year-191017224933652.html) (energy secretary) is OUT (sometime before end of year).

Reportedly Perry...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 09:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think it was around $4.50 in CA when I filled... 131,098 Views / 916 Replies  
I think it was around $4.50 in CA when I filled up a week ago. Arco, not Chevron. Around here, Chevrons add 50ยข to each gallon, so you know you're paying for a quality name.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect "revoking privileges" is the first step... 126 Views / 4 Replies  
I suspect "revoking privileges" is the first step of the investigation. Not the last step. And payment details (or even a price) are missing from the story. Presumably that's a main focus of the...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 02:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Buying the Bible 126 Views / 4 Replies  
If you've ever wondered what happened to some of those early archeology fragments. Or yearned to own a piece yourself. Well, your questions are answered. Just contact a prestigious Oxford professor,...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 16, 2019 at 05:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with your read. Light turned red, truck... 8,919 Views / 93 Replies  
I agree with your read. Light turned red, truck was already in intersection (and signalling) so proceeded to complete turn. SUV blew the red in left lane, then avoided truck. Definitely worth the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 15, 2019 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm probably going to skip it. If you do want... 171 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm probably going to skip it. If you do want Catalina, the Ars review (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/macos-10-15-catalina-the-ars-technica-review/) recommends waiting until x.1 or x.2 for...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2019 at 08:50 PM, in macOS
You left out repeatedly yelling "Stop Resisting"... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
You left out repeatedly yelling "Stop Resisting" for the microphones. While any camera they missed shows nothing of the sort.

My personal favorite is an arrest solely for resisting arrest.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 14, 2019 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The latter. Car is bumped, camera turns on,... 8,919 Views / 93 Replies  
The latter. Car is bumped, camera turns on, watches dude removing your car battery. (uncommon)

More common: camera turns on, watches cat on your hood.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, you forgot your customary audio... 8,919 Views / 93 Replies  
subego, you forgot your customary audio commentary.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2019 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Record your camera angles & distances. If you can... 9,555 Views / 186 Replies  
Record your camera angles & distances. If you can avoid damaging it (so stays identical), open it in your green-screen studio later. Open and go through in post.

Or go through it on-site, then...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 12, 2019 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't do it. Get bits from a hardware store,... 9,555 Views / 186 Replies  
Don't do it. Get bits from a hardware store, neighbor, or trade something to neighbor. Wood has a way of splitting, and you need fastening good enough to hold it upright while being operated.
...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2019 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fox News (!) published a poll... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
Fox News (!) published a poll (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-record-support-for-trump-impeachment) yesterday of registered voters.


This suggests 55% favor impeachment in the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2019 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Houston, we have a problem. Trump isn't... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
Houston, we have a problem.

Trump isn't claiming executive privilege to resist some subpoenas. He's denying Congressional subpoenas as a block. Unless he is granted assorted things the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 9, 2019 at 07:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Same here - my media drive kept messing Time... 387 Views / 17 Replies  
Same here - my media drive kept messing Time Machine up. Every once in awhile, it decided to copy my media volume all over again. Requiring my TM volume to be big enough to take at least 2 full...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 9, 2019 at 02:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That, or get a 10TB. You could also throw an... 387 Views / 17 Replies  
That, or get a 10TB. You could also throw an online backup service into the mix, if your upload bandwidth allows. If paranoid (and online backup not an option) buy 2x 8TB or 2x 10TB and use RAID1.
...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2019 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a quirk of the US income tax system. You're... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
It's a quirk of the US income tax system. You're required to report all income, and sign your tax return (under penalty of perjury) that you've reported everything correctly. But there's also the 5th...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2019 at 01:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I use RAID when I have to, for larger volumes... 387 Views / 17 Replies  
I use RAID when I have to, for larger volumes than are possible with single drives. Or where that drive size does exist, but at silly prices. ie - 16 TB today (and 14TB when they were introduced)...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2019 at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm thinking of his tax returns through 2015.... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
I'm thinking of his tax returns through 2015. Before he got sworn in. Emoluments were not in play until January 2016. I didn't listen to his campaign speeches and promises, but unless he promised...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 7, 2019 at 10:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My theory is still some illegal income on his... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
My theory is still some illegal income on his books. Trump has fought long and hard to keep those returns secret. He doesn't seem bothered by embarrassing things, so it must be something else. Pretty...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 7, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's weird, and doesn't seem coincidental. I want... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
It's weird, and doesn't seem coincidental. I want more info.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 7, 2019 at 06:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Which setting-up screen? The final one, before a... 204 Views / 3 Replies  
Which setting-up screen? The final one, before a new account opens? If so, that advice sounds OK.

If you mean selecting the drive to install to, or choosing the OS install options, I'd want more...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 7, 2019 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
5TB drives aren't really "big" today, the sweet... 387 Views / 17 Replies  
5TB drives aren't really "big" today, the sweet spot in price-per-tb is about 8TB. Unless you get a super deal somewhere, you're paying a premium for smaller drives. I'd rather buy a single 10TB than...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 7, 2019 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What time period is it in? Those items should... 9,555 Views / 186 Replies  
What time period is it in? Those items should work back to ~1970. Before that, you might have to avoid plastic (especially clear plastic).

The lumber construction is OK if you assume the kids' dad...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 7, 2019 at 06:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't speak for honor among thieves, but honor... 186,135 Views / 1,105 Replies  
I can't speak for honor among thieves, but honor among police needs some work (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/05/spanish-police-plucked-from-ocean-by-drugs-smugglers-they-were-chasing).
...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 5, 2019 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
DisplayLink drivers had trouble with High Sierra... 924 Views / 13 Replies  
DisplayLink drivers had trouble with High Sierra 10.13.4 - 10.13.6, they ultimately worked for a single external monitor via an AirPlay workaround. DisplayLink works as expected in Mojave and...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 4, 2019 at 12:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacTracker says you have an HDMI port. Also TB2... 924 Views / 13 Replies  
MacTracker says you have an HDMI port. Also TB2 ports. So you can use:

1) HDMI to any monitor with an HDMI input. Your 55" TV even.
2) TB1/2 -> DisplayPort adapter, connect to any monitor with DP...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2019 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Umm... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
Umm (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/trump-seeks-foreign-probe-bidens-calls-china-191003153955672.html).

First rule of holes: stop digging. Oh, and encouraging China to help his re-election...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2019 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There's problems there beyond the jury. I... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
There's problems there beyond the jury. I disagree with the prosecutor - if the intent was to kill, why didn't she fire more times?

So over-prosecution, hefty sentence with no one injured and no...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2019 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's for file sharing on your LAN. Allows other... 3,385 Views / 35 Replies  
It's for file sharing on your LAN. Allows other computers in the house to reach your computer, even if asleep. If your Mac provides Time Machine services for other computers in the house, then the...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2019 at 04:00 AM, in Applications
I don't know the 2nd example offhand, can you... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
I don't know the 2nd example offhand, can you clarify (or link)? It sounds like over-sentencing-while-black. Where the 2nd jury got it wrong.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2019 at 02:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Is your Mac set to wake on network access? Sys... 3,385 Views / 35 Replies  
Is your Mac set to wake on network access? Sys Prefs -> Energy Saver -> [x] Wake for network access

In general, have you noticed your Mac waking up a lot overnight? If I get out of bed and walk by...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2019 at 02:36 AM, in Applications
I agree with the 10-year sentence. Perhaps the... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
I agree with the 10-year sentence. Perhaps the jury found her testimony credible. She did own up to her mistakes.

It would be nice if other cops-kill-citizen trials were as balanced as this. The...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2019 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've seen that happen after sleep, when a USB... 3,385 Views / 35 Replies  
I've seen that happen after sleep, when a USB drive is plugged into a port on a 3rd party card.

I'm assuming your computer sleeps at night. What port is the TM drive plugged into? A native port on...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2019 at 06:58 PM, in Applications
I might buy her position. Trouble is, it doesn't... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
I might buy her position. Trouble is, it doesn't matter. What she did isn't forgivable. You don't walk into someone else's home (innocent & unarmed), shoot him dead, then get a hall pass.

As a...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2019 at 01:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
She also admitted everything in her 911 call.... 18,515 Views / 274 Replies  
She also admitted everything in her 911 call. Even police departments and unions would have trouble arguing against a recorded confession.

She should have handled it the traditional cop way....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2019 at 12:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Guy on the red cart appears to have saved the... 50,231 Views / 427 Replies  
Guy on the red cart appears to have saved the plane. Looks like that was his intent too. Hope he got a fat bonus.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 1, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not sure what you mean on VLC, perhaps try... 808 Views / 14 Replies  
Not sure what you mean on VLC, perhaps try another browser. I click the blue download button, it begins downloading in a few seconds. No ad begging, or anything to join.
...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 30, 2019 at 04:28 PM, in macOS
VLC, not vcl. videolan.org... 808 Views / 14 Replies  
VLC, not vcl. videolan.org (https://www.videolan.org/)

Type and Creator codes are used for file / app mapping in OS9 and earlier. OSX retains them in the filesystem, but mostly uses other methods...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 30, 2019 at 03:52 PM, in macOS
No file extension typically means pre-OSX. ie -... 808 Views / 14 Replies  
No file extension typically means pre-OSX. ie - OS 9 quicktime files. Which makes them closer to 20 years old. Do you have a copy of OS9 around to look them over? We could use the creator and type...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 29, 2019 at 04:23 PM, in macOS
I'm not understanding Trump's supporters in this.... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
I'm not understanding Trump's supporters in this. What method would they approve of for reporting the President committing a crime? Using the legal whistleblower channels is apparently not enough -...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 28, 2019 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good catch. Trump administration removal /... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
Good catch. Trump administration removal / concealment of the call transcript on nat-sec system (and subsequent concealment of the whistleblower complaint) might be actionable.

Or were you...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 28, 2019 at 12:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The House Intelligence Committee has released the... 1,817 Views / 48 Replies  
The House Intelligence Committee has released the whistleblower complaint. I haven't found a direct PDF download. You can click on a download link in this story...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 26, 2019 at 02:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The FedEx truck was white. I couldn't see any... 131,098 Views / 916 Replies  
The FedEx truck was white. I couldn't see any trace of a different paint color in the scrapes. But missed the obvious - a same-color vehicle would not leave a visible trace.

Next time, scrape a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 26, 2019 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A relationship that long does suggest they're on... 131,098 Views / 916 Replies  
A relationship that long does suggest they're on the level. If you rent from them in future, take the insurance option.

The damage wasn't from another vehicle. There's no trace of paint from the...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2019 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With $1,000 in dispute, it pays to be sure. I... 131,098 Views / 916 Replies  
With $1,000 in dispute, it pays to be sure. I don't see that as nuclear, I see it as needing to see proof of a non-trivial expense. Bring the thousand in if that makes you feel better (in singles),...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2019 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, gas chain saws have a clutch. If you let go... 50,231 Views / 427 Replies  
Yes, gas chain saws have a clutch. If you let go of the throttle, the engine falls to idle. Clutch disengages, and the chain stops. This usually happens in seconds.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2019 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ask to see their security footage when you... 131,098 Views / 916 Replies  
Ask to see their security footage when you departed. Showing you getting in the van, then the side with the damage. Hopefully with you visible through the window.

If they can't produce the...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2019 at 05:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, change that 12-yr-old HD. The 6GB max... 924 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, change that 12-yr-old HD.

The 6GB max is a hard limit - the memory controller will not use any more. You can plug in 8GB if you like (2x 4GB), but only 6GB will be used.

After upgrading...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 22, 2019 at 06:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
About the suction cups -- I cheated. Didn't buy... 924 Views / 13 Replies  
About the suction cups -- I cheated. Didn't buy any. I used the dash suction mount for my GPS, and the one for my radar detector. The glass magnets aren't hugely strong, you just need to pull it...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 22, 2019 at 05:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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