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Chicago subways look more dangerous than usual.... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Chicago subways look more dangerous than usual. Is that the morning Special for dumb people? Love the chin masks.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Close. It was... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Close. It was (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick_(politician)#COVID-19_pandemic) the Lt. Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick.

Strangely, I've yet to meet any grandparents willing to die to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2021 at 11:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could buy both products in bags, then stack... 137 Views / 4 Replies  
You could buy both products in bags, then stack wherever you wish. It will cost more for the product, but you don't have to buy containers.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2021 at 04:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But ... but Republicans are all about local... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
But ... but Republicans are all about local control. Why is he trying to dictate to cities?

Actually, I'm not sure what to say. At least the majority of those dying are likely to have voted for...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 28, 2021 at 11:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pfizer has filed for full approval. However, a... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Pfizer has filed for full approval. However, a spokesman says they're not expecting it before January 2022.

Last I heard, Moderna was talking about filing for full approval, but hadn't actually...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2021 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"Flying with the birds" was so much more romantic... 275,557 Views / 661 Replies  
"Flying with the birds" was so much more romantic before I saw how it works.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2021 at 03:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Using the 8TB drive for media storage, and the... 468 Views / 3 Replies  
Using the 8TB drive for media storage, and the 1TB for Time Machine? Sounds like the media files will have no backup. Perhaps the other way around - 8TB TM volume, 1TB extra media drive?
Posted by reader50, on Jul 19, 2021 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
DosDude has updated his DeMux solution. It now... 9,148 Views / 9 Replies  
DosDude has updated his DeMux solution. It now supports backlight brightness. Details vary by OS version:
• MacOS up through Sierra (10.12): native support. No hacks needed.
• High Sierra: must...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 13, 2021 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Home Depot and Lowes do stock replacement glass... 233,736 Views / 582 Replies  
Home Depot and Lowes do stock replacement glass shades / globes / tulips. Though only the more common ones, in my observation. Anything uncommon sends me to eBay.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2021 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the link. I hadn't understood why... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
Thanks for the link. I hadn't understood why those Senators insisted on those positions. Interesting reading.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 9, 2021 at 02:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For a fun time with the mouth breathers, no-mask... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
For a fun time with the mouth breathers, no-mask types. Since they know everything, ask if they've heard any news. About if Schrödinger's cat survived the science experiment.

Since they probably...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2021 at 02:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those are the worst kind of friends. They suck... 287 Views / 6 Replies  
Those are the worst kind of friends. They suck your money, but are never around when you need a hand.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Officials may compare signatures at polling... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
Officials may compare signatures at polling places too. Here in CA, I normally vote in person. 2020 was my first mail-in ballot.

I've been recalling the in-person voting procedure. They never...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2021 at 08:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First law of holes: if you find yourself in a... 656,072 Views / 1,220 Replies  
First law of holes: if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Someone in the Ministry is oblivious (https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/05/europe/ukraine-female-soldiers-heels-scli-intl/index.html) to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2021 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Phrased in this way, Arizona's position does not... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
Phrased in this way, Arizona's position does not violate the 15th Amendment. Limiting ballot delivery to (officials or) family members is not a restriction based on race, color, or previous...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2021 at 11:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for the clarification. "Ballot harvesting"... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
Thanks for the clarification. "Ballot harvesting" didn't ring any bells. However, I agree with subego's comment - does this actually happen?

Here in CA, you can only get a ballot through a county...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2021 at 04:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I assume you mean, having another person deliver... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
I assume you mean, having another person deliver ballots to post office or election officials? ie - for old folks or those without transportation.

The "other person" is not an official. I don't...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2021 at 12:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good news. Did you consider solving missing... 72,401 Views / 367 Replies  
Good news.

Did you consider solving missing shoots with CGI? ie - cast body doubles matching their old sizes. Then edit in the faces & voices?
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2021 at 09:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Someone is about to be fired in the Ukraine... 656,072 Views / 1,220 Replies  
Someone is about to be fired in the Ukraine military chain of command. At least, I hope so. Click through...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2021 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are at least four Amendments that can... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
There are at least four Amendments that can impact elections law:

Election-impact portions: State laws may not abridge the privileges of citizens, nor deprive any person of liberty without due...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 1, 2021 at 08:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My impression agrees with Laminar. The... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
My impression agrees with Laminar. The comfortable cloth masks mostly protect others. But an N95 does offer (imperfect) protection to the wearer. And the face shield protects the eyes. Also...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 30, 2021 at 12:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interesting. Alito sounds like he was open to an... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
Interesting. Alito sounds like he was open to an excessive force ruling, and definitely wanted a crack at the matter.

If you read the ruling as against excessive police force, then it could be...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm assuming you are using an Ubuntu copy... 620 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm assuming you are using an Ubuntu copy released after your 2019 MBP.

Your USB stick format. Is it GUID partition / MS-DOS (FAT) as Ubuntu suggests...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2021 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Non-OS updates (like Safari) will be OK. ... 908 Views / 6 Replies  
Non-OS updates (like Safari) will be OK.
Updates that don't require a reboot (like malware definitions) will be OK.

For OS-reboot stuff, keep a 2nd Mojave install around. Apply the update to the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 28, 2021 at 08:47 PM, in macOS
Are you recasting the two young girls? Reshooting... 72,401 Views / 367 Replies  
Are you recasting the two young girls? Reshooting their scenes?
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2021 at 02:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The US Supreme Court ruled (8-1) in favor... 1,286,899 Views / 2,931 Replies  
The US Supreme Court ruled (8-1) in favor (https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/politics/supreme-court-first-amendment-cheerleader/index.html) of a (former) high school cheerleader, who said things the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 24, 2021 at 04:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've been wondering about this too. With the... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
I've been wondering about this too. With the Olympics coming up, I expected Japan to be vaccinating heavily for the past two months. Instead, they're doing a leisurely rollout?
Posted by reader50, on Jun 24, 2021 at 04:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Heh heh. You should try California. Two years... 1,128 Views / 10 Replies  
Heh heh. You should try California. Two years ago, we got the Ridgecrest quakes a couple days apart. 6.4 then 7.1

I was next to a swimming pool for the 7.1 and water was sloshing over the sides....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2021 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure if muder-1 is required for the death... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
I'm not sure if muder-1 is required for the death penalty in Georgia. From the Wikipedia page, it only requires "Murder" (presumably 1 or 2) with an aggravating circumstance. One of those is:...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2021 at 02:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's at least murder-2. With a good case for... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
That's at least murder-2. With a good case for murder-1 (pre-planned).

He left, planning his return. Got gun from car presumably. Returned for the murder.

Georgia has...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2021 at 11:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Electronic contacts cleaner. Use on the SIM card... 1,438 Views / 2 Replies  
Electronic contacts cleaner. Use on the SIM card contacts, and the slot contacts if possible. Erratic contacts could explain a lot. Switching the SIM card isn't too expensive either.

If neither...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2021 at 02:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
A year ago, I figured most science skeptics would... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
A year ago, I figured most science skeptics would "snap out of it". Most were losing relatives or friends, and following the science reduces that.

Now, I'm increasingly thinking we should let...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2021 at 02:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No SWAT team. But my chip bags have the same... 2,723 Views / 50 Replies  
No SWAT team. But my chip bags have the same label. No idea what would prompt that. CA doesn't have laws against good chips. I don't see anything unusual in the ingredients. Maybe Utz Foods is in a...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 06:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Washington (state) has upped the ante on vaccine... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Washington (state) has upped the ante on vaccine hesitancy. Free marijuana joint (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/09/washington-state-joints-for-jabs-boost-vaccination-rates) with 1st...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Prompted by this thread, I ordered a case of... 2,723 Views / 50 Replies  
Prompted by this thread, I ordered a case of Zapps Jalapeno a couple weeks ago. It should be delivered tomorrow. I'll look for that label.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd have voted for A/C condensate drain line too.... 233,736 Views / 582 Replies  
I'd have voted for A/C condensate drain line too. Note that some high-efficiency gas furnaces also have condensate drain lines. But if a condensate line is out ...

B) If your area is suitable for...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Much of the reason traces to the Thalidomide... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Much of the reason traces to the Thalidomide scandal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide_scandal). An incompletely tested drug (Thalidomide) was released in Europe over-the-counter. Turns out...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
By my figures, there are over 100 million tests... 313,864 Views / 1,143 Replies  
By my figures, there are over 100 million tests in the USA alone (more if you count 2nd shots) and we're approaching 1 billion tests worldwide. Not all for the same vaccine (yet), but it's well...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2021 at 05:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
New dress shirt. Secured by pins, so it stays... 233,736 Views / 582 Replies  
New dress shirt. Secured by pins, so it stays folded flat. With paper & plastic inserts so it stays folded flat.

But wait ... why add pins, when the paper & plastic handle the problem? Could they...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump has a long history of not paying... 1,286,899 Views / 2,931 Replies  
Trump has a long history of not paying contractors. In the present, he's not paying Rudy Giuliani's legal bills. You know, for unethical/frivolous cases trying to help Trump steal the election.

So...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2021 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So you figure it was the post-install update that... 1,744 Views / 10 Replies  
So you figure it was the post-install update that broke external boot? It would be good to know the cause, as this is a problem that shouldn't happen.

I have a 2009 flashed to 2010 Mac Pro, and...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 1, 2021 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you have to upgrade your alternator, or can... 685,272 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Did you have to upgrade your alternator, or can the existing one keep up with the extra load?
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2021 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A long time back (when batteries were removable... 1,960 Views / 8 Replies  
A long time back (when batteries were removable packs), we used to see trackpad problems when the battery packs swelled. Pressure from under the trackpad made clicking harder. I didn't know the...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2021 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It does sound like a hardware fault. You could... 1,960 Views / 8 Replies  
It does sound like a hardware fault. You could test by booting into another OS from an external.

btw, I keep 2-3 spare mice, and a spare keyboard around. Just in case something craps out.
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2021 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wait ... was Mojave ever installed on your iMac?... 1,744 Views / 10 Replies  
Wait ... was Mojave ever installed on your iMac? I don't recall what you had installed on the internal drive.

If Mojave was never installed, the firmware was not updated to recognize APFS boot...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2021 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like your boot firmware is ignoring... 1,744 Views / 10 Replies  
Sounds like your boot firmware is ignoring externals. T2 iMacs do that by default, but your iMac doesn't have a T2 chip. So it's likely confused. Try resetting PRAM.

If that doesn't do it, reset...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2021 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Expanding the court is not possible today.... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
Expanding the court is not possible today. Because Dems don't have 60 in the Senate to overcome a filibuster. And they don't have even 50 votes to abolish the filibuster. Biden is opposed to...
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2021 at 08:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I like Zapp's Hotter 'N Hot Jalapeno. Every... 2,723 Views / 50 Replies  
I like Zapp's Hotter 'N Hot Jalapeno. Every couple years, I'll order up a case - Zapps are not sold in this area. At least, not anywhere I've found.
Posted by reader50, on May 21, 2021 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had suggested distilled. Since distilled is... 76,221 Views / 265 Replies  
I had suggested distilled. Since distilled is tasteless, you'd only get the coffee taste.
Posted by reader50, on May 21, 2021 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't see how a state can grant standing to... 167,695 Views / 711 Replies  
I don't see how a state can grant standing to uninvolved people. In order to sue over anything, you must show how you are personally affected.
Posted by reader50, on May 20, 2021 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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