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I haven't seen any statements from ERCOT about... 13,471 Views / 141 Replies  
I haven't seen any statements from ERCOT about the May 14-15 event. Where six (natural gas?) plants were knocked offline by the heat. Even their residential outage reports...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The two images are unrelated - the text justified... 13,471 Views / 141 Replies  
The two images are unrelated - the text justified box is borrowed from one of the western grid graphs.
Posted by reader50, on May 20, 2022 at 02:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't believe this rather important note was... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
I don't believe this rather important note was mentioned earlier. Can't speak for anyone else, but I was assuming the language was still in, hence the discussion.
Posted by reader50, on May 18, 2022 at 11:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Living in a hot area, I can testify to this. A... 13,471 Views / 141 Replies  
Living in a hot area, I can testify to this. A lull in the wind doesn't automatically give a hot day. But a hot day always comes with a nearly or full lull.
Posted by reader50, on May 18, 2022 at 06:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently it's from Putin and the EU feuding... 3,642 Views / 64 Replies  
Apparently it's from Putin and the EU feuding over energy (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/17/energy/gas-prices/index.html).

So with gas prices in Europe is so high, we're actually exporting gasoline,...
Posted by reader50, on May 18, 2022 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And now in India, parents sue... 821,411 Views / 1,247 Replies  
And now in India, parents sue (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/17/india/indian-couple-sue-grandchild-intl-hnk-scli/index.html) their son and daughter-in-law for not giving them grandchildren after 6...
Posted by reader50, on May 17, 2022 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed, it's not perjury (lying under oath). But... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
Agreed, it's not perjury (lying under oath). But to my knowledge, "lying to Congress" is it's own crime. Punishable by up to $5K and/or up to 5 years in jail.

Would lying to a Senator in her...
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2022 at 08:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Some of their statements were to Senators in... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
Some of their statements were to Senators in their private offices. Job interviews, basically. To my knowledge, no transcripts have been released from office interviews, and the meetings might not...
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2022 at 07:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm far from a legal expert. My understanding is... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
I'm far from a legal expert. My understanding is that executive orders are orders to the Federal government (or those who do business with them). They'd affect federal employees, and/or people who...
Posted by reader50, on May 15, 2022 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Kinda doubt prison wages are good. That would... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
Kinda doubt prison wages are good. That would force her to extend (interest-free?) credit to a scumbag for years, in case he survives prison, and ever makes good money. If she even roots for him to...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2022 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here we go again... 13,471 Views / 141 Replies  
Here we go again (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/14/us/texas-heat-wave-ercot-conserve/index.html). ERCOT has asked Texans to turn up their thermostats to at least 78 degrees, and avoid using heavy...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2022 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If the woman has no say in getting pregnant... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
If the woman has no say in getting pregnant (rape, incest, sabotaged rubber), shouldn't she be entitled to a rental fee? I'm told "labor" is intensive, and carrying isn't so easy. Inconvenience later...
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2022 at 07:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Double adapters. I'd simplify - get a USB-C card... 318 Views / 1 Replies  
Double adapters. I'd simplify - get a USB-C card reader.
Posted by reader50, on May 14, 2022 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Honking traffic for 12 hours? I'd consider that a... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
Honking traffic for 12 hours? I'd consider that a major irritant. Enough to move, if it happens when I sleep.
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2022 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My observations differ slightly. In the past,... 264,874 Views / 951 Replies  
My observations differ slightly. In the past, different sides were willing to reach compromises on most matters. Not everything. But after negotiation, a so-so bill would be passed that was at least...
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2022 at 07:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've continued wearing a mask in indoor locations... 472,228 Views / 1,582 Replies  
I've continued wearing a mask in indoor locations away from home (stores, gas station, etc). Had been debating reducing the mask use for the summer lull. I guess that's out the window now.

The red...
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2022 at 01:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Pity there was no pilot. I think the plane would... 415,423 Views / 918 Replies  
Pity there was no pilot. I think the plane would have been OK if he/she could get the engine started. Quickly.

Owners doubtless pay more for hanger storage. But when high winds come, do airports...
Posted by reader50, on May 11, 2022 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They thought the chimney (hundreds of pounds)... 415,423 Views / 918 Replies  
They thought the chimney (hundreds of pounds) would slide off the roof. Somehow missing the rain gutter. Not destroy the flower bed, bushes, and solar hardware on the ground below it. And not lurch...
Posted by reader50, on May 9, 2022 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He'll definitely never move it with drawers out... 415,423 Views / 918 Replies  
He'll definitely never move it with drawers out again. That's one expensive tool caddy. The upper cabinets will have to be completely unloaded before they can be lifted back into place. Some drawers...
Posted by reader50, on May 6, 2022 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, would the armorer be present in a closed... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
subego, would the armorer be present in a closed set?

When a set is closed for sex scenes, I imagine the support people hand props (skin oils, rubbers, etc) to the actors as they enter the set....
Posted by reader50, on May 4, 2022 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reporting factual data (if it is factual) is not... 3,027 Views / 75 Replies  
Reporting factual data (if it is factual) is not a route to go down. It would be news. It turns out speculation about Putin and Parkinson's goes back over a year. A YT video...
Posted by reader50, on May 3, 2022 at 04:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There is growing speculation... 3,027 Views / 75 Replies  
There is growing speculation (https://www.newsweek.com/vladimir-putin-russia-health-viral-video-latest-parkinsons-cancer-1700445) that Putin has Parkinson's disease...
Posted by reader50, on May 2, 2022 at 01:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't remember a lot of pushback, except for... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
I don't remember a lot of pushback, except for Trump not liking CFLs / LEDs.

I like the idea of efficiency standards, so long as there are exceptions where an equivalent bulb is not available yet....
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2022 at 07:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They are. Sunset date... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
They are. Sunset date (https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/26/politics/incandescent-light-bulbs-biden-trump-climate/index.html) is July 2023.

I've been meaning to dig up the details, to see what...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2022 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there an option to add an external antenna?... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
Is there an option to add an external antenna? Most garage doors are metal today. And there is metal lathe under plaster. So the garage (when closed) is a poor man's Faraday cage. You could test this...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2022 at 12:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Upon further thought, someone needs to be... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
Upon further thought, someone needs to be weighing individual rounds.

A) Rental house rents a box of dummies to Movie #1. The movie also purchases some live rounds for audio work. The Movie #1...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2022 at 03:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If the character pulls out the mag to "check it",... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
If the character pulls out the mag to "check it", the bullets are briefly visible then too. Same if they load a fresh clip.

Assuming this is correct (rental house slipping in a few live ones) it...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 29, 2022 at 03:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Only small changes since last fillup. No sign of... 3,642 Views / 64 Replies  
Only small changes since last fillup. No sign of E85 so far.

$5.45⁹ at the off-brand station.
$5.74⁹ at ARCO.
$5.99⁹ at the Stickup.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 28, 2022 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is this line a quote? If so, it sounds weird to... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
Is this line a quote? If so, it sounds weird to me. How does one rent ammo? The same way you rent food from a market?
Posted by reader50, on Apr 28, 2022 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You could point out that worms will most likely... 472,228 Views / 1,582 Replies  
You could point out that worms will most likely come from the rear of the horse. Yes, worms could be anywhere. But popular imagination will associate them with the action end.

So, tell them...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I looked up bird droppings on eBay. All it found... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
I looked up bird droppings on eBay. All it found was removal supplies, no dispenser cans. But I'm liking Laminar's bumper stickers. Suggest laying in a few for annoyance value. Mystery parkers get a...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2022 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Know anyone in the local street gang? Send the... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
Know anyone in the local street gang? Send the word, and asshole comes back to it sitting on blocks. With graffiti talking about how the other gang sucks, and "i luv u claire".

If he complains to...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 25, 2022 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did asshole have his car towed? Or at least, did... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
Did asshole have his car towed? Or at least, did raw eggs accidentally land on his paint?
Posted by reader50, on Apr 25, 2022 at 01:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, are you using a single BT accessory?... 2,498 Views / 13 Replies  
subego, are you using a single BT accessory? Could be an issue with the accessory, rather than the OS. Either would count as a common element. Suggest testing it against a machine not using Monterey....
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2022 at 03:40 AM, in macOS
It fits OK in schools or churches (charities). In... 1,546,704 Views / 3,419 Replies  
It fits OK in schools or churches (charities). In politics, far-left in my opinion.

Though nearly all the problems with that position are at the extremes. ie - tax rates on the top earners, and...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 23, 2022 at 04:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
According to the Texas Lt. Governor, Grandma and... 472,228 Views / 1,582 Replies  
According to the Texas Lt. Governor, Grandma and Grandpa are happy to die, to support the national economy. Or maybe it was the state economy.

Seems very gracious of them. I also wonder how he...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 22, 2022 at 07:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm holding off for now on a 2nd booster. Waiting... 472,228 Views / 1,582 Replies  
I'm holding off for now on a 2nd booster. Waiting for a revised booster, or a new variant of concern, spike in cases, etc. I like the news Moderna posted on a combo booster...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 22, 2022 at 05:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Tell me about it. The NewsFactorNetwork... 2,697 Views / 19 Replies  
Tell me about it. The NewsFactorNetwork (http://newsfactornetwork.com) domain is available for sale today. Only $4K.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 22, 2022 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If she'd thought a little faster, that would have... 415,423 Views / 918 Replies  
If she'd thought a little faster, that would have been a much more impressive video. She almost made it without trying.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 21, 2022 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can still buy new VCRs on eBay. Unopened... 367,010 Views / 928 Replies  
You can still buy new VCRs on eBay. Unopened models that haven't been made in 20 years.

If your home automation company is/was at all popular, you'll be able to buy new spares for some time....
Posted by reader50, on Apr 17, 2022 at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It could be worse. "$4.29⁹ with puppy" 3,642 Views / 64 Replies  
It could be worse. "$4.29⁹ with puppy"
Posted by reader50, on Apr 12, 2022 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The industry maintains a Top Tier Gas... 3,642 Views / 64 Replies  
The industry maintains a Top Tier Gas (https://toptiergas.com/) website. It gives the reasons for high detergent gas, and most importantly, has a subpage with ...

The list of participating...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 11, 2022 at 05:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Post or PM your old handle. 8,944 Views / 89 Replies  
Post or PM your old handle.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 10, 2022 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would award extra points for landing in the... 415,423 Views / 918 Replies  
I would award extra points for landing in the teddy bear bucket.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 9, 2022 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm assuming this is an IMAP account? You didn't... 1,311 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm assuming this is an IMAP account? You didn't say which service it's with.

Extra folders always seem to be an IMAP problem - Mail is reflecting whatever folders are on the server. You may need...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 8, 2022 at 07:23 PM, in Applications
I've never heard of this one. Could be cool at a... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
I've never heard of this one. Could be cool at a party.

When I was a kid, I'd have killed for the ability to pass this out. Someone doing public speaking, and it's boring-boring-boring? BING. Now...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 7, 2022 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought you didn't trust the press, which... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
I thought you didn't trust the press, which requires extra research anyway to check/verify all stories. Which sounds exhausting. Finding out the facts on the ground contradict the headline should be...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 5, 2022 at 12:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have no inside info on this particular case. As... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
I have no inside info on this particular case. As the armorer, she definitely has responsibility. It seems like they tried to save money, and simplified procedures. Perhaps helped themselves to set...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 2, 2022 at 06:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
VolksWagen Dieselgate. A risky policy of cheating... 16,880 Views / 184 Replies  
VolksWagen Dieselgate. A risky policy of cheating on emissions regulations across years and across brands.

But when the house of cards fell, it was all the work of a few rogue engineers. The...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 2, 2022 at 12:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Iverectim results are in... 472,228 Views / 1,582 Replies  
Iverectim results are in (https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/03/largest-trial-to-date-finds-ivermectin-is-worthless-against-covid/) from the largest clinical trial to date. 1,358 patients at high...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 31, 2022 at 07:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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