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Sometimes you need to show students the long way... 100,015 Views / 407 Replies  
Sometimes you need to show students the long way around, so they can better understand the efficacy of the shortcuts. Kind of a “know the rules first, so you can break them right” thing.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 22, 2022 at 11:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Seriously. It’s amazing how political dogma... 154 Views / 3 Replies  
Seriously. It’s amazing how political dogma overrides all evidence of a superior ROI.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s not political with him. He’s not a denier in... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
It’s not political with him. He’s not a denier in any way. He’s just a prideful millennial who believes himself to be strong. Now he believes he has plenty of antigens thanks to having been infected.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 22, 2022 at 09:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m to stay in the big bulky sling (Breg... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
I’m to stay in the big bulky sling (Breg Slingshot 2) 24/7 unless showering. I can either use a cheap sling in the shower or let my arm hang free. I can raise/lower my forearm, but only by using my...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 22, 2022 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hunt and peck. I’ve never used dictation, and I... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
Hunt and peck. I’ve never used dictation, and I doubt it’s a good fit for me. I do too much copy editing on posts. My wife dictates everything, and it weirds me out how she drops in “comma” “period”...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 22, 2022 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
*sigh* It appears Mr. Loaf was anti-mask,... 194 Views / 4 Replies  
*sigh* It appears Mr. Loaf was anti-mask, anti-vax and died of covid.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 22, 2022 at 08:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Had my first post-op with the surgeon’s PA today.... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
Had my first post-op with the surgeon’s PA today. It all looks good. They took off the big wad of bandages on my shoulder. All that’s left are a bunch of steristrips. I’m still stuck in the sling for...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 21, 2022 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Marvin Lee Aday 194 Views / 4 Replies  
Meat Loaf has passed (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/meat-loaf-dies-74-1288550/). He was 74.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 21, 2022 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Recipe? 128,686 Views / 424 Replies  
Recipe?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 20, 2022 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sweet classic Technics gear. My old Kenwood... 8,414 Views / 143 Replies  
Sweet classic Technics gear.

My old Kenwood amp (Basic M2A) was doing some odd dropout shit. It was like the world’s worst needle-in-a-haystack search to find anyone who still works on home audio...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 20, 2022 at 07:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Have been hate-watching the Boba Fett series on... 128,686 Views / 424 Replies  
Have been hate-watching the Boba Fett series on D+. It’s...not good.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 20, 2022 at 06:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For anything else, I usually do what you... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
For anything else, I usually do what you suggested. Not a bum idea at all.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 18, 2022 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Doc says no anti-inflammatories for now.... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
Doc says no anti-inflammatories for now. Apparently they can slow down the healing process of surgery. He had me stop them two weeks ago. I was taking voltaren at the time. Really felt it when I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 18, 2022 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So far, the hydrocodone hasn’t seemed to do... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
So far, the hydrocodone hasn’t seemed to do anything other than make me groggy. I honestly can’t say that it’s done anything for pain. I’ve taken hydrocodone in the past (back surgery in the T-10...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 18, 2022 at 05:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Glenn, any thoughts on pain medication.... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
Glenn, any thoughts on pain medication. Surprisingly, my surgeon scripted me good ole hydrocodone. I’ve used the stuff in the past, and know the pros and cons. I’m not excited about using the stuff...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 18, 2022 at 07:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
About five or six years ago, I slipped and fell... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
About five or six years ago, I slipped and fell on ice, reflexively bracing the fall with my right arm, and jamming it hard. It hurt like hell right afterward, of course, but it more or less cleared...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 18, 2022 at 07:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol::lol::lol: 480 Views / 27 Replies  
:lol::lol::lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 17, 2022 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just hope I can get my fastball back. :lol: 480 Views / 27 Replies  
I just hope I can get my fastball back. :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 17, 2022 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They did a nerve block on the entire arm, so pain... 480 Views / 27 Replies  
They did a nerve block on the entire arm, so pain isn’t a thing yet. And I haven’t tried to negotiate bed time yet either. I’m sure that’s gonna affect my mood a bit.

I also have this electric...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 17, 2022 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP My Insurance Deductible 480 Views / 27 Replies  
So, I had my right rotator cuff and one tendon repaired this morning. No idea if I’ll ever get my fastball back, though. On the upside, I killed my deductible in one fell swoop and it’s still January...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 17, 2022 at 02:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen the listing, but gave it a pass. I’m... 128,686 Views / 424 Replies  
I’ve seen the listing, but gave it a pass. I’m not really a Gervais fan.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 16, 2022 at 10:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn’t want to bet money on that. This GOP... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
I wouldn’t want to bet money on that. This GOP isn’t your father’s GOP, by a long shot. There are more than a few members of the GOP (especially in the House) who I honestly don’t think would have...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 15, 2022 at 08:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Humble Choice 363 Views / 2 Replies  
Dunno if any of y'a'll use it, but Humble Choice for Mac and Linux goes bye-bye Feb.1. (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/01/humble-subscription-service-is-dumping-mac-linux-access-in-18-days/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2022 at 07:18 AM, in Gaming
Apparently, the DOJ thinks the Oath Keepers had a... 7,127 Views / 89 Replies  
Apparently, the DOJ thinks the Oath Keepers had a plan.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 14, 2022 at 07:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
SCOTUS today struck down the vaccination mandate... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
SCOTUS today struck down the vaccination mandate for large businesses, but upheld the mandate for healthcare and medical businesses that receive federal dollars, i.e. Medicare (which is pretty much...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 13, 2022 at 07:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve seen Wordle mentioned in many places, but I... 273 Views / 2 Replies  
I’ve seen Wordle mentioned in many places, but I haven’t jumped at it.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 11, 2022 at 03:32 PM, in Gaming
Better than nothing. I wager there will be... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Better than nothing. I wager there will be parents screaming about the masks upsetting their delicate offspring now. That seems to be the latest bugaboo making the rounds of the antivax/mask/reality...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 11, 2022 at 12:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The story about that burst water pipe.... 349,384 Views / 730 Replies  
The story about that burst water pipe. (https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/regional/beech-mountain-water-line-skiers-sprayed/275-38211c02-61bf-4121-8516-e74c0d3784e6)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Bob Saget 413 Views / 2 Replies  
Bob Saget died Sunday afternoon (https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/bob-saget-dead-full-house-star-afv-host-1235149876/). He was 65.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 10, 2022 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Vocabulary Quiz 273 Views / 2 Replies  
A fun little quiz from Merriam-Webster to test your vocabulary skillz. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games/vocabulary-quiz)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 8, 2022 at 10:30 AM, in Gaming
That's what you get for living next to an inland... 250,288 Views / 449 Replies  
That's what you get for living next to an inland ocean. Chill is a moderate -9 here this morning.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 7, 2022 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sticky: A-Rod seems to have fallen on hard times, I... 660,515 Views / 1,156 Replies  
A-Rod seems to have fallen on hard times, I guess. Sad.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 6, 2022 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wind chill down here in Indy this morning is a... 250,288 Views / 449 Replies  
Wind chill down here in Indy this morning is a balmy 2. I suspect it went below zero at sometime overnight. High today is a whopping 16 with a windchill of 3. I hate winter.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 6, 2022 at 08:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Gab... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Gab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gab_(social_network))
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 4, 2022 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They are here in Indy. A friend of mine drives a... 408,584 Views / 1,490 Replies  
They are here in Indy. A friend of mine drives a bus for Carmel schools and he's scared to death to go back. He's sticking it out, though, til the end of the semester when he can retire and get his...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 3, 2022 at 03:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My soon-to-be four-year-old granddaughter loves... 576 Views / 7 Replies  
My soon-to-be four-year-old granddaughter loves playing MarioKart on the Switch. I know nothing about these games, but apparently there's a setting that imposes a hard boundary at the edge of the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jan 2, 2022 at 01:18 PM, in Gaming
Love that classic gold BBS 3-piece. Great look. 807,776 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Love that classic gold BBS 3-piece. Great look.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 31, 2021 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Sue Ann Nivens 575 Views / 2 Replies  
Betty White has passed. (https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/31/betty-white-dead-dies-golden-girls/) She was 99.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 31, 2021 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Make a coffee table with them. 807,776 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Make a coffee table with them.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 29, 2021 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In my VW, the traction control light flashes when... 304,187 Views / 765 Replies  
In my VW, the traction control light flashes when it’s working, such as sliding on wet pavement.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 29, 2021 at 12:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wat??? 636 Views / 3 Replies  
Wat???
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 27, 2021 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both AirPlay and AirDrop are locked-down tight. 918 Views / 7 Replies  
Both AirPlay and AirDrop are locked-down tight.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 27, 2021 at 03:11 PM, in iOS Apps
No tech under the tree for me this year, and... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
No tech under the tree for me this year, and that's just fine. The missusSanta says there's one more gift on the way, but I really doubt it's a replacement for my ageing old iPad. Oh well.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 27, 2021 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You mean in general? I like tapioca pudding.... 422,840 Views / 712 Replies  
You mean in general? I like tapioca pudding. Homemade. Not the gelatinous premade stuff.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 27, 2021 at 10:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
JtB4IDhOZIQ 7,472 Views / 57 Replies  
JtB4IDhOZIQ
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 27, 2021 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The course is a lot like an explosion in a jungle... 7,472 Views / 57 Replies  
The course is a lot like an explosion in a jungle gym factory. Multi levels, platforms, rails, etc. It’s a set of one-on-one chases through the course. It’s pretty fun.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 26, 2021 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They already tried. The ½ Hour News Hour. It... 1,438,464 Views / 3,227 Replies  
They already tried. The ½ Hour News Hour. It wasn’t good. At all.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 26, 2021 at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
TIL there is a World Chase Tag championship. It’s... 7,472 Views / 57 Replies  
TIL there is a World Chase Tag championship. It’s a mashup of parkour and tag, on a closed indoor course. And, it’s actually fun to watch. The world championship matches will be in London.

It came...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 26, 2021 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I keep AirPlay turned off unless I plan to use... 918 Views / 7 Replies  
I keep AirPlay turned off unless I plan to use it, which is very rarely.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 26, 2021 at 01:11 PM, in iOS Apps
Nothing scheduled. Unlike most folks here, I... 918 Views / 7 Replies  
Nothing scheduled. Unlike most folks here, I pretty much use my phone as a phone. I live a pretty boring life, so there’s nothing on the calendar or schedule.

I didn’t see any source identified. ...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Dec 25, 2021 at 11:35 PM, in iOS Apps
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