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Found some winter wheels on Facebook last night.... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Found some winter wheels on Facebook last night. Originally for a 2018 Fusion but they share the same bolt pattern and center bore as the MKX. The Fusion uses 12mm wheel studs and the MKX used 14mm...
Posted by Laminar, on Today at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We did it for my car a couple years back - road... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
We did it for my car a couple years back - road trips are fun, listening to podcasts, eating out, grabbing a hotel room. This time we couldn't ditch the kids anywhere on short notice and didn't want...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I sold the wife's car last week after 7 years and... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
I sold the wife's car last week after 7 years and 120,000 miles. So the the wife needed a car. I'd been keeping my eyes peeled for months for the right car, and I had it narrowed down to three by...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife nailed a snowbank in her car last year,... 9,055 Views / 95 Replies  
My wife nailed a snowbank in her car last year, it really tore up the front bumper, I ended up cutting off an entire corner so we could keep driving it. I ordered a new front bumper and took it to a...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 18, 2019 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They're different shades of dark, though. 20,202 Views / 194 Replies  
They're different shades of dark, though.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 16, 2019 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rain-X has an interior anti-fog. It's pretty... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Rain-X has an interior anti-fog. It's pretty good, but requires good application so that it doesn't look smeary, which I've only managed once.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 14, 2019 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's Rain-X at a stoplight after getting off of... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Here's Rain-X at a stoplight after getting off of the interstate. The little drops blow back at high speeds and become bigger drops.
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Posted by Laminar, on Oct 11, 2019 at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FUN! How'd it do? 13,084 Views / 440 Replies  
FUN! How'd it do?
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 11, 2019 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't wait. 13,084 Views / 440 Replies  
Can't wait.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dropbox lets you "rewind" back 1-6 months. I know... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
Dropbox lets you "rewind" back 1-6 months. I know TM is "as far back as you have space for," but I don't know how far back that is, and because it deletes old stuff automatically to make room for...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Alexa keeps trying to give me more or additional... 23,665 Views / 166 Replies  
Alexa keeps trying to give me more or additional information beyond what I asked for. I've caught myself almost telling her to "shut the **** up" in front of my kids. Is there a setting I can disable...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://i.imgur.com/U8zs381.gif 23,665 Views / 166 Replies  
https://i.imgur.com/U8zs381.gif
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This photo library has been with me through seven... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
This photo library has been with me through seven computers, a couple of which suffered hard drive failures. I've dug through the Photos library and found what should be the image files, but nothing...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I started at 10TB and I'm still at 10TB. ... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
I started at 10TB and I'm still at 10TB.

First post:


Now:
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Upload speeds are fine, but I have a 2TB monthly... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
Upload speeds are fine, but I have a 2TB monthly cap with a penalty for additional usage, so the first backup would hurt.

Google Drive charges $100/month for 10TB. Dropbox only offers up to 3TB....
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also I just discovered that my 3TB "Home Folders"... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
Also I just discovered that my 3TB "Home Folders" drive is within 100GB of being filled up, too. Great. So new 10TB external for TM backups, then yank the existing 5TB external and make that the new...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My oldest is 6 and he's had soda... 455 Views / 15 Replies  
My oldest is 6 and he's had soda maybe...like...three times in his life?

I think we're shooting ourselves in the foot with the youngest one though. When I was still traveling and the older one was...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 08:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I physically shuddered. 455 Views / 15 Replies  
I physically shuddered.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 9, 2019 at 07:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hahahaha, I bought the glass refrigerator storage... 455 Views / 15 Replies  
Hahahaha, I bought the glass refrigerator storage containers for her. She still raves about how it's one of the best gifts I've ever bought her.

The dryer has an auto setting but I tell it to go...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, so I do an 8TB external drive... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
Okay, so I do an 8TB external drive (https://amzn.to/2B5VUj3) for $140 and if (when?) that fails get another single drive and just start fresh with a new backup?
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I FORGOT ABOUT THE ****ING DRYER BALLS. "You... 455 Views / 15 Replies  
I FORGOT ABOUT THE ****ING DRYER BALLS.

"You put a safety pin in them and they remove all static!"

No they ****ing don't. All of my clothes were stuck to all of my clothes. It's okay though,...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 03:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I sure hope there's a product you can sell me! 420 Views / 7 Replies  
I sure hope there's a product you can sell me!
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In what case would something illegal be reported... 1,906 Views / 48 Replies  
In what case would something illegal be reported on one's taxes, that wouldn't have already been acted on? Is the thought that he would have reported sources of income that the IRS wouldn't have...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 12:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ha, I just realized I was using GB in my first... 510 Views / 17 Replies  
Ha, I just realized I was using GB in my first post. I'm afraid if I do just 8TB, I'll find myself in the same situation in another couple years, considering all of the photos and videos I'm taking...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife loves the instagram influencers and their... 455 Views / 15 Replies  
My wife loves the instagram influencers and their batshit home remedies (ask me about my Norwex, essential oil diffusers, or all natural laundry detergent). One of them recommended an ACV face wash....
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 8, 2019 at 10:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm on desktop. I assume that wouldn't pull from... 18,926 Views / 281 Replies  
I'm on desktop. I assume that wouldn't pull from AMP.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 7, 2019 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Using a Windows box to serve a Time Machine backup 510 Views / 17 Replies  
The time has come that my external 5GB drive isn't big enough to use as a Time Machine backup. Fifteen years of photos and videos has overcome the drive.

I have a Windows 10 box that is running at...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 7, 2019 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Google Chrome autofill sucks. I assume it's... 18,926 Views / 281 Replies  
Google Chrome autofill sucks. I assume it's because they need websites to see referrals from actual Google.

So if I type in the name of a business, Chrome autofills the name of the business...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 7, 2019 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The State Attorney... 18,784 Views / 274 Replies  
The State Attorney (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Corey) has quite the resume. There's another case listed there with someone "standing their ground" and firing warning shots into the...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 3, 2019 at 12:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Stirring the pot: If the officer had been a man... 18,784 Views / 274 Replies  
Stirring the pot: If the officer had been a man instead of a woman, what result would we have seen? Her department was very quick to turn on her. How much of that was them recognizing the gravity of...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 2, 2019 at 08:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Later down in the thread they added Benny Hill... 50,620 Views / 427 Replies  
Later down in the thread they added Benny Hill music.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 2, 2019 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Says the savage that uses a keyboard in front of... 2,465 Views / 32 Replies  
Says the savage that uses a keyboard in front of his TV.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 1, 2019 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No wiper chatter. I use some kind of Bosch wiper... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
No wiper chatter. I use some kind of Bosch wiper blades that seem to work pretty well.

This morning it was 74 degrees and 84% humidity - the rear window was totally fogged over again but the front...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd trust the major set-top box players to have a... 2,465 Views / 32 Replies  
I'd trust the major set-top box players to have a better interface design than a TV OEM, but I'm sure that varies box to box and TV to TV.

I'd trust a set-top box to be more secure and to be...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 1, 2019 at 10:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've always been wary of smart TVs - easier to... 2,465 Views / 32 Replies  
I've always been wary of smart TVs - easier to replace a $100 set top box than a $1600 TV. I'm going on 7 years with my current Samsung 55" and have no plans to replace it - I have no 4K content.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 30, 2019 at 11:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pulled my Rain-X back out and did the outside of... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Pulled my Rain-X back out and did the outside of the windshield with the original stuff and the inside with the interior anti-fog stuff. Tried a little harder than usual to do a good job.

This...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 30, 2019 at 08:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trivia contest: Which friend of ours posted that... 1,906 Views / 48 Replies  
Trivia contest: Which friend of ours posted that quote here in these very fora on October 6, 2016?
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 27, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Tell Summit, Jegs, Harbor Freight, Eastwood,... 18,926 Views / 281 Replies  
Tell Summit, Jegs, Harbor Freight, Eastwood, Northern Tool, and Speedway Motors that mail order catalogs are dead, because they keep sending them and I keep tossing them straight into the recycling...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 26, 2019 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Minor irritant: Some websites have no problems... 18,926 Views / 281 Replies  
Minor irritant: Some websites have no problems remembering who I am and keeping my logged-in status active. Some websites are apparently suffering dementia and totally forget me after like 7 seconds....
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 26, 2019 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, so THAT'S what Brown can do for you. 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Ah, so THAT'S what Brown can do for you.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 26, 2019 at 01:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does the Chrome update happen automatically? I'm... 593 Views / 1 Replies  
Does the Chrome update happen automatically? I'm pretty sure my MP has SIP disabled.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 26, 2019 at 08:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's all the way through the paint and it looks... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
It's all the way through the paint and it looks like the metal in the fender flares is creased. I wouldn't doubt it'd cost that much to fix it correctly. I also wouldn't be surprised if the last guy...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 24, 2019 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
100% for sure. 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
100% for sure.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 24, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. Not many window tinting places on the side... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Maybe. Not many window tinting places on the side of town I live on (or auto parts stores for that matter). Suburbia is the worst.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 24, 2019 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also considering tinting my rear windows. My... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Also considering tinting my rear windows. My wife's car came from the factory with tinted rear windows, which are nice for keep the car cool and shading the kids from sun. Iowa law allows no less...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 24, 2019 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ooo, great idea! Something like this?... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
Ooo, great idea! Something like this? (https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/storage+desiccant+bags.do)
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 23, 2019 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The inside of my windshield has been really foggy... 132,205 Views / 928 Replies  
The inside of my windshield has been really foggy lately with the cooler/humid mornings. I've used Rain-X interior fog treatment a few times but I'm not sure I'm happy with it, I usually end up with...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 23, 2019 at 08:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Selecting a wifi network from the command center... 20,202 Views / 194 Replies  
Selecting a wifi network from the command center - still not as easy as Android, but ABOUT FREAKING TIME.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 21, 2019 at 09:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Dark mode is...fine? 20,202 Views / 194 Replies  
Dark mode is...fine?
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 20, 2019 at 11:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019... 99,540 Views / 596 Replies  
http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/through-street.png

That's one that I see sometimes. There's a similar sign on the other end of the neighborhood, and those signs were enough...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 18, 2019 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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