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That could be difficult if you're buying a new... 615 Views / 43 Replies  
That could be difficult if you're buying a new car. I haven't found figures for last year, but if trends have held, sticks should be below 1% of new sales. According to Edmunds...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 01:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the link - an interesting read. I... 497 Views / 57 Replies  
Thanks for the link - an interesting read.

I was referring to more women's rights than just abortion. Even ones that haven't been universal yet, like equal pay for equal work or position. It seems...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 07:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you're unnecessarily complicating things.... 497 Views / 57 Replies  
I think you're unnecessarily complicating things. Our nearest surviving relatives have patriarchic and matriarchic societies. We haven't had complex tools long enough for instincts to form around...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps this will finally wake up Republican... 497 Views / 57 Replies  
Perhaps this will finally wake up Republican women. As (mostly) Republican officials attack their rights, I've been expecting a pushback for years. But in each election, Republican women act as...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2022 at 03:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To me, Refurb = repaired, presumably by the OEM. ... 151 Views / 3 Replies  
To me, Refurb = repaired, presumably by the OEM.
Refreshed = a return that was tested, but did not require any repairs. Clean it and repackage.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 26, 2022 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm seeing small declines over the past week.... 4,945 Views / 101 Replies  
I'm seeing small declines over the past week. Like 10¢ drops at one station, then another.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It could be innocent. The mom is working on a new... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
It could be innocent. The mom is working on a new boyfriend. And doesn't need the editorial comments coming from the teen bedroom. Or amateur sound effects. Perhaps someone anonymously called in a...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 22, 2022 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, if someone stole your van and there was a... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
subego, if someone stole your van and there was a police chase, you'll get an amazing number of tickets. With dashcam proof from the cop cars, showing everything the car does. Yes, it did indeed...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Red light cameras. Those municipal cash registers... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Red light cameras. Those municipal cash registers take pics of the driver running yellows. The yellows the city decreased from the standard 5-seconds to as little as 3, so revenue will go up.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One would assume working on English skills was a... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
One would assume working on English skills was a secondary reason, and it was urgent to get her out of the house pronto. Enough to justify the airfare. The primary reason could be interesting.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks right to me. Current CA prices, converted: ... 4,945 Views / 101 Replies  
Looks right to me. Current CA prices, converted:

$6.59⁹ at the Stickup. (AUS $2.50 per L)
$6.19⁹ at ARCO. (AUS $2.35 per L)
$5.99⁹ at a local off-brand. (AUS $2.27 per L)
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a distinct lack of starter (small) homes... 615 Views / 43 Replies  
There's a distinct lack of starter (small) homes being built. Every builder wants to build big ones, because they're more profitable. But the shortage is of affordable homes, for people to escape the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2022 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was no cross support. From diagonals, or... 433,493 Views / 960 Replies  
There was no cross support. From diagonals, or unbroken sheeting. The floor we're at, which distorted the most, only had 3 verticals on the narrow end. Minimal fill-in around the verticals. The 2...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2022 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I presume you have booked a flight to somewhere... 272 Views / 6 Replies  
I presume you have booked a flight to somewhere in the near future. And this is like swapping ghost stories right before everyone goes to bed.

Short answer - don't worry about it. Everyone usually...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2022 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I assume you gave him hand gestures in return? ... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
I assume you gave him hand gestures in return?

If this was in 2010 or later, he may have been concerned about a repeat of the McNuggets Rage incident in Toledo.

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Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2022 at 01:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I chatted regularly with wlonh around that time.... 10,843 Views / 122 Replies  
I chatted regularly with wlonh around that time. And I have no idea who made the Secret Service report. I found out by reading the thread.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2022 at 01:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Do as I say, not as I do." ps - ignore that... 236 Views / 6 Replies  
"Do as I say, not as I do."

ps - ignore that priest fooling around with the altar boys. Or the other guy stuffing his pockets.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2022 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good luck with that - that's not a repair shop's... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Good luck with that - that's not a repair shop's job.

My suggestion, if this scenario happens, is to talk to an attorney specializing in insurance claims.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2022 at 06:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mod Lounge is too upper-class for us. It's just... 10,843 Views / 122 Replies  
Mod Lounge is too upper-class for us. It's just "Moderators". Don't tell anyone.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 13, 2022 at 07:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks to me like the front forks were still on... 433,493 Views / 960 Replies  
Looks to me like the front forks were still on the wheel. With the steering bars separate on the ground.

I think the steering column broke in two.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 11, 2022 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unless you made the gun yourself. Last I heard,... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Unless you made the gun yourself. Last I heard, serial numbers are required on sold guns. Note that buying your own programmable CNC milling machine is a very expensive step, just to make a few guns...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 10, 2022 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The blowing dust after suggests the car being... 433,493 Views / 960 Replies  
The blowing dust after suggests the car being swept offscreen to tumble in the dirt. Low resolution would make broken glass invisible.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2022 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Almost certainly stolen. The usual range is $150K... 4,945 Views / 101 Replies  
Almost certainly stolen. The usual range is $150K (used) up to $1.2M for a fancy new one. Call the cops - there may be a reward.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 8, 2022 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The PowerMac G5 Quad was the last PowerPC.... 1,100 Views / 14 Replies  
The PowerMac G5 Quad was the last PowerPC. Discontinued August 2006. Some inventory might have been sold for a bit longer.

Snow Leopard was introduced August 2009, just three years later. With PPC...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 8, 2022 at 12:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This would certainly grow the jail population.... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
This would certainly grow the jail population. Guns are often passed down through families. If it was bought 60-70 years ago by someone now deceased, how many people will still have the receipt? So...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've also been getting a lot of really-long ads... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
I've also been getting a lot of really-long ads recently on YT. Anyone else getting 9-90 minute ads every other commercial break?
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 02:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to agree with subego on this one.... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I'm going to agree with subego on this one. Conservatives may well read "universal" as "universal checks on new purchases". Or universal check at official sellers.

I've never done a background...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I expect it's rare also. Either traded in by... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I expect it's rare also. Either traded in by mistake, or a black sheep sticking it to daddy. But even a single museum piece should not be destroyed because the regulatory footnote says so. The...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2022 at 12:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Side note, my objection to gun buy backs is the... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
Side note, my objection to gun buy backs is the traded-in guns are usually destroyed. Not resold, no matter the quality of the gun.

Someone sells them something priceless from the 1800s. But the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd be OK with restricting assault rifles to 21+.... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I'd be OK with restricting assault rifles to 21+. Perhaps those red-flag laws too, where weapons are restricted for those who exhibit warning signs. Say, domestic disputes resulting in police...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 09:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Natural selection in action. He'd have helped the... 433,493 Views / 960 Replies  
Natural selection in action. He'd have helped the average IQ even more if he'd stayed in the car.

ps - I don't think it was worth walking back to the car afterwards.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 06:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
YouTube ads. They're now up to 3 ads at a time. ... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
YouTube ads. They're now up to 3 ads at a time.

With short videos, it had already reached the point where the ads were sometimes longer than the video. That was with 2 ads per interlude.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2022 at 01:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You should step up to CA gas. We have the... 4,945 Views / 101 Replies  
You should step up to CA gas. We have the higher-quality stuff. Prices from a couple days ago - I forgot to post them.

$6.49⁹ at the Stickup.
$5.99⁹ at ARCO.
$5.75⁹ at a local off-brand.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2022 at 11:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm ... perhaps Spotlight was indexing everything... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Hmm ... perhaps Spotlight was indexing everything the first time. Low-priority, in the background.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 5, 2022 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think any context is needed. After all,... 1,565,055 Views / 3,495 Replies  
I don't think any context is needed. After all, Louie Gohmert was the one who asked (https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/politics/louie-gohmert-climate-change-fact-check/index.html) if the Forest Service...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A scissors clamp like that is only reliable when... 433,493 Views / 960 Replies  
A scissors clamp like that is only reliable when pulling straight up. The mistake was tilting the load. They should have moved the crane instead.

On the water running lady, I appreciate how she...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once they get the Linux on iPad... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Once they get the Linux on iPad (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/06/developers-get-linux-up-and-running-on-old-ipad-air-2-hardware/) working, you'll be able to use a later browser. Probably...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2022 at 12:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't done anything fancy with YouTube, so... 132,910 Views / 424 Replies  
I haven't done anything fancy with YouTube, so this might not work.

Can you add the 4K version after the fact? ie - upload a 2K version. Perhaps with extra contrast applied to that one background....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2022 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So it was non-controversial at the time. The 2nd... 276,227 Views / 980 Replies  
So it was non-controversial at the time. The 2nd Amendment was also - everyone took the meaning for granted. It only got fought over later, when assumptions changed.

I guess we should follow the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 1, 2022 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is simplistic, and doesn't actually agree... 276,227 Views / 980 Replies  
That is simplistic, and doesn't actually agree with the law. Below, the 10th Amendment.

You're assuming that as Abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution, it must be reserved to the States....
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2022 at 11:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Check on Friday evenings. That's the traditional... 14,828 Views / 153 Replies  
Check on Friday evenings. That's the traditional time to release news they'd rather not talk about.

Political administrations do it all the time. It's even non-partisan.
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2022 at 04:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Under partial load, does the slow one ramp up the... 383,288 Views / 1,001 Replies  
Under partial load, does the slow one ramp up the fan more? I'm thinking accumulated gunk in the heat sink. Especially if a smoker used it.

My MacPro needs blowing out every 1-2 years. The...
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2022 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like girl #2 better. 433,493 Views / 960 Replies  
I like girl #2 better.
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2022 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, perhaps the surgical team does not wish... 485,722 Views / 1,607 Replies  
subego, perhaps the surgical team does not wish to experience failure. Even with a voluntary donor, they're still performing surgery on two people. If one (or both) croak afterwards, their time was...
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2022 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You'd have to do some graph additions. If they... 14,828 Views / 153 Replies  
You'd have to do some graph additions. If they give the data in table form, it would be easier to play with.

Wind and solar are variable. So utilities use all available wind+solar at any given...
Posted by reader50, on May 22, 2022 at 01:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't seen any statements from ERCOT about... 14,828 Views / 153 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 May 21, 2022 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The two images are unrelated - the text justified... 14,828 Views / 153 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... 276,227 Views / 980 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... 14,828 Views / 153 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... 4,945 Views / 101 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
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