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FWIW, my wife will be on cancer meds for at least... 228,147 Views / 1,005 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 Yesterday at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As a freelancer, I've been WFH (and househusband,... 645 Views / 16 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 Yesterday at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Being made ambassador to Japan is pretty much a... 1,082,696 Views / 2,888 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... 1,082,696 Views / 2,888 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... 160 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... 59,881 Views / 246 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 183 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... 1,082,696 Views / 2,888 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... 59,881 Views / 246 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. 284 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... 2,239 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... 60,877 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... 60,877 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 284 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... 228,147 Views / 1,005 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... 60,877 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...... 1,082,696 Views / 2,888 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
The exclusive Marcel Duchamp design? 59,881 Views / 246 Replies  
The exclusive Marcel Duchamp design?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the fainting thing, too. I’m one of those... 228,147 Views / 1,005 Replies  
Yeah, the fainting thing, too. I’m one of those people who have been known to faint or get really light-headed when getting any kind of needle action. No problems with these shots, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They just want to make sure there aren’t any... 228,147 Views / 1,005 Replies  
They just want to make sure there aren’t any sudden complications, like extreme swelling, severe soreness, or some other rare reaction.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:eek: Maybe we could send Tufte back in time? 60,877 Views / 351 Replies  
:eek:
Maybe we could send Tufte back in time?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had to wait 15 minutes after both of my shots.... 228,147 Views / 1,005 Replies  
I had to wait 15 minutes after both of my shots. Maybe they just forgot to tell you the first time?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mad Men spanned the very late 50s through the... 315,628 Views / 687 Replies  
Mad Men spanned the very late 50s through the late 60s. The 60s didn't become "flower power shit" until the late 60s. And, even then, no era is ever uniformly whatever shorthand style we use as its...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2021 at 10:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect a lot of what you're experiencing has a... 484 Views / 5 Replies  
I suspect a lot of what you're experiencing has a lot (if not all) to do with Apple's privacy stance that came in with 14.5. Just prior to 14.5, I started getting a lot of app updates that said it...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 5, 2021 at 11:24 AM, in iOS Apps
Shhhhhh...You'll scare away the canned meat... 3,642 Views / 4 Replies  
Shhhhhh...You'll scare away the canned meat product purveyors.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 5, 2021 at 07:58 AM, in Gaming
"Drug with a reputation"? Sounds like a friend... 60,877 Views / 351 Replies  
"Drug with a reputation"?
Sounds like a friend of mine from high school.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2021 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clabber Girl FTW. 60,754 Views / 140 Replies  
Clabber Girl FTW.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2021 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just discovered Apple has pushed out the same... 484 Views / 5 Replies  
I just discovered Apple has pushed out the same fix to older devices. My ancient iPad Air is now updating to iOS 12.5.3.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM, in iOS Apps
iOS 14.5.1 484 Views / 5 Replies  
FYI, there’s a .1 update to recently-released iOS 14.5 available now. It patches a 0-day vulnerability found in WebKit.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 07:01 PM, in iOS Apps
Nahhhhh...hot wax. 60,754 Views / 140 Replies  
Nahhhhh...hot wax.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Remember, it was a spanking brand-new typeface in... 60,754 Views / 140 Replies  
Remember, it was a spanking brand-new typeface in the 20s, so it’s going to be used to death in the era. Kind of like Gotham was around the turn of the 21st century. Zeitgeist.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shouldn’t the migration assistant take care of... 554 Views / 3 Replies  
Shouldn’t the migration assistant take care of all that?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 04:33 PM, in Applications
My former employer would strenuously disagree... 60,754 Views / 140 Replies  
My former employer would strenuously disagree with you on that assessment.

And, to be honest, I have a bit of love for Cooper, too. You can kern the shit out of that face and it will still work....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 08:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How recent a model do you want? Apple sells... 461 Views / 3 Replies  
How recent a model do you want?
Apple sells refurbs, of course. Believe it or not, Verizon has refurbs, too, but they charge you MSRP as if it were new. There's also Amazon, which is only slightly...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 08:30 AM, in Marketplace
I find the lack of a vegetarian option really... 233,166 Views / 630 Replies  
I find the lack of a vegetarian option really odd, considering the industry especially. Yeah, I go nuke over that, too.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 1, 2021 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Arkansas father of transgender youth arrested... 1,082,696 Views / 2,888 Replies  
Arkansas father of transgender youth arrested after running 30 seconds over his allotted speaking time, testifying against proposed trans health care ban law....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 30, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What, exactly is Best Boy? I've seen it in movie... 233,166 Views / 630 Replies  
What, exactly is Best Boy? I've seen it in movie credits all my life, but I never understood what the job was. I assumed it to mean "crew dude who does whatever he's told".
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 30, 2021 at 08:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I always felt the G5 was a real high point for... 21,905 Views / 193 Replies  
I always felt the G5 was a real high point for Apple. The interior was so well thought-out. You could easily get to just about any bit a user might need to access, for service, cleaning, replacement,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a dual 2gig G5 sitting around doing... 21,905 Views / 193 Replies  
I have a dual 2gig G5 sitting around doing nothing, too. I probably should just recycle it, but that aluminum case is just so awesome.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2021 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sources report M2 Macs could arrive as soon as... 21,905 Views / 193 Replies  
Sources report M2 Macs could arrive as soon as July. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/report-apples-m2-chip-has-entered-production-and-will-ship-as-soon-as-july/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2021 at 08:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're pretty obviously very narrowly defining... 2,228 Views / 84 Replies  
You're pretty obviously very narrowly defining design as strictly technical/industrial design, and belittling anything else. "Cute" book covers? Really? You sound a whole lot like a windows IT guy,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2021 at 07:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is your MBP covered by Apple’s keyboard recall?... 2,228 Views / 84 Replies  
Is your MBP covered by Apple’s keyboard recall? My wife’s MBP had a crap keyboard, so we took it in and they replaced the entire top panel, complete with a new, improved keyboard. Thing types like...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’d necessarily have to eliminate qualified... 143,145 Views / 458 Replies  
You’d necessarily have to eliminate qualified immunity laws for cops to make those changes, and I really doubt they’d sit still for that. QI is pretty much a free pass for any personal responsibility.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 05:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Tucker Carlson handed out some scary marching... 228,147 Views / 1,005 Replies  
Tucker Carlson handed out some scary marching orders to his viewers in regards to people wearing masks outside...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 05:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Totally agree! Even my trusty late-2009 iMac... 2,228 Views / 84 Replies  
Totally agree!
Even my trusty late-2009 iMac is still a very capable daily worker, using Photoshop and Illustrator without a hitch.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's interesting. The designers I know... 2,228 Views / 84 Replies  
That's interesting. The designers I know (including myself) are all using various flavors of iMacs (especially the 27" model)

Graphic design is still pretty much a no-go on an iPad, though,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is a good (incomplete) list. ... 143,145 Views / 458 Replies  
I think this is a good (incomplete) list.
However, is salary an issue in most places? I was under the impression that members of the police are, at least compared with other public employees like...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 07:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Illustration is one type of work being done on... 2,228 Views / 84 Replies  
Illustration is one type of work being done on iPads. iPad Pros with Apple Pens. Also, stuff like costume design, character design, color studies, storyboarding, cartooning, etc. are being done on...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 07:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Before tossing old stuff out, you might want to... 498 Views / 10 Replies  
Before tossing old stuff out, you might want to see if groups like these folks (https://68kmla.org/forums/) would want it.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:19 AM, in Marketplace
RIP Shock G 684 Views / 2 Replies  
Greg “Shock G” Jacobs, aka Humpty Hump, died yesterday. (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/23/shock-g-co-founder-digital-underground-dies-hip-hop) Dude was only 57.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 23, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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