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The irony there, of course, is that that is... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
The irony there, of course, is that that is exactly the approach the skeptics/deniers have been agitating for since day-1.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 02:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SIM card, Messages, Problems 63 Views / 1 Replies  
Over the weekend, my wife's 6s started randomly failing to see her SIM card. Ejecting the card and reinserting it seemed to be the most reliable way to fix the issue. Mostly. Sometimes it took a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 10:37 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The missus once had an OBGYN named Dr. Deecee.... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
The missus once had an OBGYN named Dr. Deecee. Pronounced D C. As in D&C.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any water pipes routed above the ceiling? ... 211,961 Views / 549 Replies  
Any water pipes routed above the ceiling?

Do you have AC? The last house I lived in had the air handler mounted in the attic, and the condensate drain was plumbed above the ceiling and then down...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 8, 2021 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good lord. And I thought I was a... 404 Views / 16 Replies  
Good lord. And I thought I was a highly-infrequent flyer.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 8, 2021 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The iPad Pro has been around for six years? Man,... 404 Views / 16 Replies  
The iPad Pro has been around for six years? Man, I feel really old right now.
I mean, yeah, I am old, but still.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely better than Dudley Moore, who belongs... 62,289 Views / 147 Replies  
Definitely better than Dudley Moore, who belongs in the Overrated Hall of Fame.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird. My iPad Air was EOLed at iOS 12.5.3 and it... 404 Views / 16 Replies  
Weird. My iPad Air was EOLed at iOS 12.5.3 and it chugs along just fine.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 06:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My 6s lives on! 404 Views / 16 Replies  
According to Apple's iOS15 preview page (https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-15-preview/) (scroll to the bottom), my trusty 6s is still supported. Woot! That's, what, 6 years of OS support? It won't get...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect you won't be able to do the swap. There... 337 Views / 3 Replies  
I suspect you won't be able to do the swap. There are two fewer Thunderbolt ports on the M1 Mini, so the remaining two, as well as the HDMI port, have been centered above the air vent. Everything...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 4, 2021 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Correct" though, is very much a relative... 141,595 Views / 578 Replies  
"Correct" though, is very much a relative function of the mores of the time/era when the decision is made, as well as the political leanings of the individual justices making the rulings. Many past...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2021 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you haven't gotten around to reading Trump's... 1,164,651 Views / 2,920 Replies  
If you haven't gotten around to reading Trump's new blog yet, you're too late (https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/02/trump-blog-page-shuts-down-for-good.html). :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
For anything beyond spark plugs or filters, you... 211,961 Views / 549 Replies  
For anything beyond spark plugs or filters, you should use RockAuto instead. Even if Amazon lists such an item, the chances are good it's a really cheap knockoff that will somehow fail as you're...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2021 at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Amazon wants a piece of your broadband 822 Views / 5 Replies  
You have ten days to opt-out of Amazon’s Sidewalk networking experiment using Amazon devices....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 29, 2021 at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Speaking of vaccination... Ohio legislators... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
Speaking of vaccination...
Ohio legislators move to abolish all vaccination requirements....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 27, 2021 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How do they check a trackpad? 836 Views / 8 Replies  
How do they check a trackpad?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2021 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Weirdness... So, yesterday, I cleared the... 836 Views / 8 Replies  
Weirdness...

So, yesterday, I cleared the PRAM and reset the SMC at least a couple of times (powering-off and then restarting the MBP after each attempt), and none of that worked to solve the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2021 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No. No nanny apps. It’s the MBP I nuked clean and... 836 Views / 8 Replies  
No. No nanny apps. It’s the MBP I nuked clean and reinstalled the OS on last fall. It’s been here at home all this time, working perfectly. She’s taking in to a Mac repair shop tomorrow.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2021 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP trackpad suddenly flakes out 836 Views / 8 Replies  
While she was working today, my wife’s MacbookPro (15” 2013 model) trackpad started flaking out. It wouldn’t respond to any of her inputs, but the cursor itself would occasionally jump around on its...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2021 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You cannot sue “the government” because of an act... 141,595 Views / 578 Replies  
You cannot sue “the government” because of an act Congress passes. The government enjoys sovereignty. Generally, citizens can only sue individuals or agencies within the government, under tort law,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2021 at 04:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SCOTUS has no say or power of review when it... 141,595 Views / 578 Replies  
SCOTUS has no say or power of review when it comes to adding more justices. As there is no defined number of justices set in the Constitution, it's out of their perview. It's entirely for Congress to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2021 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
With only two weeks left, it's pretty easy to... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
With only two weeks left, it's pretty easy to fire school superintendents or principals (hell, maybe entire school boards?) who don't comply, without disrupting the entire school year. The assumption...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they see it as akin to aiding, or having... 141,595 Views / 578 Replies  
I think they see it as akin to aiding, or having knowledge of, a murder. I'm pretty sure something similar is on the books in another state, only that law states that anyone can stop an abortion from...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 20, 2021 at 01:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Meanwhile, over in Texas...... 141,595 Views / 578 Replies  
Meanwhile, over in Texas... (https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-gov-signs-law-banning-abortions-6-weeks-2021-5)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 20, 2021 at 07:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That, my friend, is a story told in a single... 252,074 Views / 644 Replies  
That, my friend, is a story told in a single picture. :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2021 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It kind of depends on how narrowly the decision... 141,595 Views / 578 Replies  
It kind of depends on how narrowly the decision is written. If the court finds that 15 weeks isn't an undue burden, that will signal to other states to set even more stringent limits, eventually to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2021 at 07:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Was going to object to "French food is overrated"... 65,925 Views / 162 Replies  
Was going to object to "French food is overrated" simply on the basis of escargot, too. So good.
Also, French pastries and other desserty things are heavenly. Also: croissants and baguettes.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 18, 2021 at 11:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trippin' Cicadas 874 Views / 2 Replies  
The soon-to-emerge Brood-X cicadas are in for a hellish, if trippy, surprise....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 18, 2021 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s so easy to DIY bbq sauce, I just don’t see... 65,925 Views / 162 Replies  
It’s so easy to DIY bbq sauce, I just don’t see the need to buy any.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Four years of someone running the country who is... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
Four years of someone running the country who is just as dumb and bullying as they are has definitely empowered them.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2021 at 05:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Saturday, after spending the day at the Speedway... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
Saturday, after spending the day at the Speedway (masks required on the grounds!) we went with some friends for some pizza at a place with lots of outdoor seating. Even though this was in the heart...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, yeah. But, then again, most BBQ sauce is... 65,925 Views / 162 Replies  
Well, yeah. But, then again, most BBQ sauce is dressed-up ketchup.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2021 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t even know you anymore... 65,925 Views / 162 Replies  
I don’t even know you anymore...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2021 at 12:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FWIW, my wife will be on cancer meds for at least... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
FWIW, my wife will be on cancer meds for at least the next five years. Breast cancer. Lumpectomy back in January. No chemo, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2021 at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As a freelancer, I've been WFH (and househusband,... 1,732 Views / 17 Replies  
As a freelancer, I've been WFH (and househusband, stay-at-home dad, etc.) for years. My wife, otoh, has always had an office job. When she became WFH last year, it took a lot of getting used to....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2021 at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Being made ambassador to Japan is pretty much a... 1,164,651 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Being made ambassador to Japan is pretty much a parting gift. Akin to saying "Thanks. Now go away and enjoy the scenery."
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2021 at 03:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I guess Liz Cheney learned this week that it... 1,164,651 Views / 2,920 Replies  
I guess Liz Cheney learned this week that it doesn't matter how much you supported and voted for his policies (and she did quite bigly), if you don't hew to Trump's Big Lie™ you're persona non grata...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2021 at 07:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Those things are so finicky. It could be the... 1,271 Views / 5 Replies  
Those things are so finicky. It could be the discs themselves, or you might actually have a drive that has fallen to the click-of-death. I have a USB Zip drive around here somewhere (which actually...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2021 at 07:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I would encourage getting a pour over. I have one... 66,378 Views / 265 Replies  
I would encourage getting a pour over. I have one of the simple, stainless steel cones, and it's the best cup of coffee I ever made. Beans really matter with the pour overs, of course.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 12, 2021 at 07:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Researcher Successfully Jailbreaks AirTags 1,290 Views / 1 Replies  
Per ArsTechnica: German security researcher stacksmashing declared success at breaking into, dumping, and reflashing the microcontroller of Apple's new AirTag object-location product....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 11, 2021 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump was never an actual populist, though. He... 1,164,651 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Trump was never an actual populist, though. He leveraged populist rhetoric to rake in donations, votes, and adoration, but that's as far as his involvement with the concept went. Bernie's the real...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2021 at 07:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cone-shaped Pour-over Brewers...It's listed under... 66,378 Views / 265 Replies  
Cone-shaped Pour-over Brewers...It's listed under both Medium and Medium-Fine grinds.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2021 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's in the Roku settings. 922 Views / 2 Replies  
It's in the Roku settings.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2021 at 08:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My iPad Air won't run at all unless it's... 2,780 Views / 16 Replies  
My iPad Air won't run at all unless it's plugged-in to the charger. Without the charger connected, it drops from an indicated 100% to zero in about three minutes, tops, then dies.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2021 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That Gold Medal flour ad is really striking and... 65,590 Views / 351 Replies  
That Gold Medal flour ad is really striking and effective, especially compared to the overly wordy novelettes that so many ads of the era embrace.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2021 at 07:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
“Shitfaced” has been in good use in the US for... 65,590 Views / 351 Replies  
“Shitfaced” has been in good use in the US for ages. Longer than I’ve been alive, to be sure.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 8, 2021 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Roku Aquarium 922 Views / 2 Replies  
Is it just me, or does anyone else keep hoping the Roku devs buried a timed easter egg in the aquarium screensaver where that eel lunges out of its hole and catches and eats one of the fish?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 8, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My blood pressure can vary greatly between taking... 260,066 Views / 1,063 Replies  
My blood pressure can vary greatly between taking it when I arrive for an appointment and later in the appointment. My docs call it “white coat syndrome”. Basically just being at the docs office can...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 8, 2021 at 10:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYhaq2WxHTw/URW48vxMJHI... 65,590 Views / 351 Replies  
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYhaq2WxHTw/URW48vxMJHI/AAAAAAAAKrk/2a5sv0uGIWU/s1600/1900%2Bwin%2Bof%2Bcardui%2Binfertility1.jpg
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Meanwhile, in Maricopa County...... 1,164,651 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Meanwhile, in Maricopa County... (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/06/nation/observers-maricopa-county-recount-report-procedural-problems/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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