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Obama and Biden have not been in charge for over... 634 Views / 36 Replies  
Obama and Biden have not been in charge for over 2.5 years. The Buck stops at Trump today. Unless you're saying Trump is secretly taking orders from Obama behind the scenes?

The camps are here...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 16, 2019 at 02:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I see quality of your school. Will see... 383 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, I see quality of your school. Will see career advance option right away.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 15, 2019 at 02:53 AM, in Gaming
A non-digital one should come back on. Mechanical... 525 Views / 13 Replies  
A non-digital one should come back on. Mechanical controls. But ... are those still made? All I see in the stores are digitals with remotes.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 15, 2019 at 01:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It could take some work to get your living room... 525 Views / 13 Replies  
It could take some work to get your living room AC to come on. The typical window unit does not come on after a power failure, which a smart socket simulates. You might need a smart AC with either...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 15, 2019 at 12:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd never heard of that. Makes sense. 53,158 Views / 389 Replies  
I'd never heard of that. Makes sense.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 14, 2019 at 09:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you mean avoid it by not crossing the... 634 Views / 36 Replies  
I think you mean avoid it by not crossing the border. Pretty sure those within cannot just walk away. Without being chased and/or shot at.

The avoid option plays poorly with the kids, as their...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 14, 2019 at 02:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've had an ACA policy since the first year. Was... 837 Views / 34 Replies  
I've had an ACA policy since the first year. Was never able to buy health coverage before. I do not feel duped, and yes, I could pay the deductibles.

It's not perfect. But it's something within...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 14, 2019 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You can reformat the drives to HFS+ or APFS. If... 620 Views / 5 Replies  
You can reformat the drives to HFS+ or APFS. If you don't need to share them with a Windows install. The main reason to use NTFS is sharing a drive with Windows.

You'd have to copy all data off...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2019 at 08:51 PM, in macOS
I had a thought today. Provoking fights with Iran... 837 Views / 34 Replies  
I had a thought today. Provoking fights with Iran does not contribute to US national security, so maybe it's not about that.

The Iran deal was Pres. Obama's signature foreign policy achievement....
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2019 at 04:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If Trump has promised Brexit support behind the... 837 Views / 34 Replies  
If Trump has promised Brexit support behind the scenes, I'd be very hesitant to commit based on that.

Trump says many things each day. He's been much less consistent with follow-through. As an...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
macOS has long been able to read NTFS-formatted... 620 Views / 5 Replies  
macOS has long been able to read NTFS-formatted drives, but not able to write to them. It sounds like you're using a 3rd party NTFS driver to enable full write access. And it must be a 32-bit driver,...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2019 at 03:38 AM, in macOS
It appears there is no age limit for joining... 551 Views / 11 Replies  
It appears there is no age limit for joining AARP. 18 perhaps, if they require adults. They demand a birthday, because many of their partner benefits have age limits. But AARP itself doesn't seem to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 10, 2019 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
20 years ago, we worried about keeping the high... 551 Views / 11 Replies  
20 years ago, we worried about keeping the high school kids in line here. And seanyepez was too young to be a Mod.

Now we trade tips on prescription drug discounts. It's getting scary.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's still high. And Apple's offerings suck: your... 1,393 Views / 44 Replies  
It's still high. And Apple's offerings suck: your choice of SSD chips soldered down, or using a proprietary M.2 variation. I like standardized interfaces.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 9, 2019 at 10:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The OS puts up a preview of the shot (in... 459 Views / 7 Replies  
The OS puts up a preview of the shot (in lower-right corner of main display). If you click on the preview, it opens in a mini-editor.

To disable this, command-shift-5 to open the screenshot...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 9, 2019 at 10:33 PM, in macOS
The Expanse. Those who haven't watched it, should... 811 Views / 22 Replies  
The Expanse. Those who haven't watched it, should give it a try.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2019 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't use google or FB for general logins... 625 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't use google or FB for general logins either.

On the router, you may have used their setup genie. If you logged directly into the router (192.168.1.1) with admin pass from the sticker, you...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 6, 2019 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This assumes they used a 24 GB MLC SSD. But if... 1,393 Views / 44 Replies  
This assumes they used a 24 GB MLC SSD. But if they used MLC, they'd probably go to 250 GB or larger. Total drive writes would become 2.5+ PB.

Do you have a source for them writing everything to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 6, 2019 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shaken, not stirred 550 Views / 1 Replies  
For anyone living in southern California, you know what I'm talking about. Free entertainment for two days in a row.

I'm far enough away that the latest 7.1 knocked some stuff off the supermarket...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 6, 2019 at 02:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I disagree. Steam locomotives are predominantly... 346 Views / 9 Replies  
I disagree. Steam locomotives are predominantly black. White locomotives are severely under-represented, not reflecting the general population at all.

This is obviously a case of manufacturer...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2019 at 04:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Does Fusion actually need SLC? That makes sense... 1,393 Views / 44 Replies  
Does Fusion actually need SLC? That makes sense for a drive cache, but Fusion is a managed drive extension. With commonly-accessed files (and certain boot files) kept on the SSD portion. I expect the...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2019 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For some reason, I thought the Fusion config was... 1,393 Views / 44 Replies  
For some reason, I thought the Fusion config was the smallest SSD option + the smallest HD option. ie: 256GB + 1TB HD.

Very cheap Apple. In your volume, you probably get the 256GB SSD for under...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2019 at 01:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It appears one-person-one-vote is not a right... 22,935 Views / 302 Replies  
It appears one-person-one-vote is not a right (https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/jun/27/supreme-court-gerrymandering-ruling-verdict-constutition-districting) at the Federal level. SCOTUS concluded...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2019 at 01:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Last treasurer didn't understand spreadsheets... 800 Views / 3 Replies  
Last treasurer didn't understand spreadsheets well. The missing formulas with hard-typed values are a giveaway.

It sounds like you want to duplicate the formulas down the rows. Fill function and...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM, in Applications
Brenda left a message on my answering machine,... 6,909 Views / 185 Replies  
Brenda left a message on my answering machine, wanted to talk about recent changes affecting my federal student loans. Left a number to call back, and a case number.

Scam of course - I don't have...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2019 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How nearby was it? On the walkways around the... 12,738 Views / 236 Replies  
How nearby was it? On the walkways around the hospital (patient story wins) or down the street (cops win)?

Who pulled the IV out? Cops (patient story wins) or a hospital nurse (as cops say)?...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd like to see some security video. Independent... 12,738 Views / 236 Replies  
I'd like to see some security video. Independent evidence.

Both sides of the story sound weird to me.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 1, 2019 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Test from a different user account, and using a... 993 Views / 5 Replies  
Test from a different user account, and using a different browser. Narrow down if it's a Safari thing, applies to any browser on your Mac, or tied to your user account.

If it's the router, it...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2019 at 05:56 PM, in macOS
Check your Safari extensions. You may have one... 993 Views / 5 Replies  
Check your Safari extensions. You may have one that favors Bing.

I've also seen ISPs that redirect 404s to a search engine of their choice. Usually with a (not advertised) way to disable the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2019 at 05:12 PM, in macOS
The AP didn't do the best title. It was a... 154,799 Views / 1,098 Replies  
The AP didn't do the best title. It was a (stolen) motorcycle chase. The cops may have used cars, but they weren't chasing themselves.

btw, the suspect squirrel has been released. They couldn't...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Travel is great. If it just didn't take time and... 942 Views / 14 Replies  
Travel is great. If it just didn't take time and money. Which everyone I know is short of.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2019 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of the tech forums I visit are very slow... 1,247 Views / 66 Replies  
Most of the tech forums I visit are very slow today. Exceptions are MacRumors and DSLReports (support forums for ISP customers). I figure the sad state of direct ISP support in the US drives the one...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2019 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never traveled outside the USA, but I've long... 942 Views / 14 Replies  
Never traveled outside the USA, but I've long wanted to visit Ukraine. We've had many visitors from there, be nice to see what we're missing.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2019 at 04:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
TechDirt has a writeup as well... 837 Views / 3 Replies  
TechDirt has a writeup as well (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190622/00214242448/universal-music-cashed-insurance-after-it-let-thousands-master-recordings-burn-didnt-give-any-to-artists.shtml)....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Might depend on which movies. The main... 1,097 Views / 5 Replies  
Might depend on which movies.

The main problem I have with the streaming platforms, is none of them are cross-licensing. They're all making original content (good), doing original exclusive runs...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2019 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope there are some legal limitations on when... 837 Views / 34 Replies  
I hope there are some legal limitations on when the Prez can use nukes. In response to an incoming nuclear attack of course. But without that, I hope it requires some action from Congress. Like a...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2019 at 07:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Laminar, I meant I don't remember when the last... 1,247 Views / 66 Replies  
@Laminar, I meant I don't remember when the last one was done. It's been a long time. I also reached out to RR once, to see if he'd like back in. I really liked his photography threads. His reply was...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2019 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Other than spammers, I don't recall the last time... 1,247 Views / 66 Replies  
Other than spammers, I don't recall the last time we permabanned anyone. CTP is not banned. He only drew a couple temps.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2019 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Remote control. Lets you chase the cat. 53,158 Views / 389 Replies  
Remote control. Lets you chase the cat.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 25, 2019 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
- excerpt from The New Colossus... 1,247 Views / 66 Replies  
- excerpt from The New Colossus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Colossus), associated with the Statue of Liberty.

Apparently we have a long history of importing low-wage workers, so none of...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 23, 2019 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That last one looks halfway fun. They're wearing... 34,406 Views / 356 Replies  
That last one looks halfway fun. They're wearing full protective gear, and got a looong slide out of it.

Bummer for putting his girl through that. I'm thinking he hydroplaned the bike.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 23, 2019 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone going to comment on Iran? 837 Views / 34 Replies  
So ... we had a stable nuclear agreement with Iran and our allies. Verified regularly by UN inspectors.

Against our allies' wishes, we pulled out of it. Imposed sanctions as bad as we possibly...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 22, 2019 at 08:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those in France would be driver-on-left. ... 1,338 Views / 14 Replies  
Those in France would be driver-on-left.

Projecting from the UK numbers, it's possible your version is getting rare worldwide.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2019 at 03:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step... 34,406 Views / 356 Replies  
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2019 at 08:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nah, it's the motel not calling for service. The... 6,909 Views / 185 Replies  
Nah, it's the motel not calling for service. The compressor mounts are going, or fan bearings, or compressor bearings (in order of increasing cost). There is no reason why an A/C unit should be...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting. I'd never heard of that before. 1,860 Views / 14 Replies  
Interesting. I'd never heard of that before.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 18, 2019 at 06:20 PM, in macOS
Computer dialogs announcing a problem. A lot are... 6,909 Views / 185 Replies  
Computer dialogs announcing a problem. A lot are like that - "Unable to blah blah blah", and the only option is an [OK] button. C'mon now, I wanted it to work. It's not OK, give me an option to fix...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2019 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Incoming SUV on left, and another car on the... 34,406 Views / 356 Replies  
Incoming SUV on left, and another car on the right. The only option would be emergency braking. We don't know if there was a car behind though.

In car crash videos, a car often swerves to avoid an...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2019 at 04:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The core OS is in MacHD/System/Library/ <--- it... 1,860 Views / 14 Replies  
The core OS is in MacHD/System/Library/ <--- it is dangerous to delete stuff from here

MacHD/Library/ is for Application-related files, and user extensions, etc. As is the Library folder in your...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2019 at 06:34 PM, in macOS
About the Mac Pro storage. Early indications are... 3,617 Views / 72 Replies  
About the Mac Pro storage. Early indications are the main M.2 sticks are proprietary (https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/06/10/apple-is-using-a-custom-connector-for-the-ssd-in-the-new-mac-pro).
...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2019 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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