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The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold was 85-95% vaccinated.

I’m disappointed that having some of the most anti-survival public figures actually getting COVID hasn’t seemed to change the...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I got a new Win 10 laptop for Christmas. After... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
I got a new Win 10 laptop for Christmas. After all that I’ve read about how “well” MS has managed rolling out even preview versions, I’m staying the heck away from Win 11 for as long as I can. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And this is not the PWL, so let’s tone things... 1,670 Views / 71 Replies  
And this is not the PWL, so let’s tone things down.

The Lounge is a place of civil discourse, even when we are discussing arguments. So we will now return to civil discussions, or we start having...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of that treatment for cancer is diagnostic. ... 1,670 Views / 71 Replies  
Some of that treatment for cancer is diagnostic.

Say you find an odd bump on your skin - in a place that's exposed to the sun a lot, and oh yes you're out in the sun a lot. A scrape or punch...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well yeah, we're not going there anymore. It's... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
Well yeah, we're not going there anymore. It's just the brass of charging folks a lot more just because they're a quarter mile outside Sea World's gate. It irks me enough to post about it.

I...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reasonableness is an issue here. An Egg McMuffin... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
Reasonableness is an issue here. An Egg McMuffin shouldn’t cost $2 more at one restaurant than at another a couple miles away. There are two barbecue places across the highway from this particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
McDonalds restaurants are franchises. Sure,... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
McDonalds restaurants are franchises. Sure, everybody knows that, right?

There’s one near the main gate for Sea World, and it happens to be closer and more convenient to my house than any of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let’s stay a little more on-topic and drop the... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
Let’s stay a little more on-topic and drop the personal attacking stuff, huh?
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When we saw Tim Burton’s Batman there were tons... 751 Views / 42 Replies  
When we saw Tim Burton’s Batman there were tons of kids in the audience. Little kids whose parents brought them. I guess they had no idea about the graphic novels and thought it was going to be...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The US has a habit of doing interesting things... 1,670 Views / 71 Replies  
The US has a habit of doing interesting things with crude oil. We have in the past imported “higher quality” crude oil while exporting “lower quality” crude.

The EIA also reports that last year...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reader, is that better or worse than having Siri... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
Reader, is that better or worse than having Siri say “I didn’t understand that” when you didn’t really intend to wake Siri up in the first place?

I have a “shell” protector on my Apple Watch. It...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2021 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But you wouldn’t have been banned. Plus, IRL,... 1,670 Views / 71 Replies  
But you wouldn’t have been banned. Plus, IRL, you can make a solid defense out of protecting yourself and others. In that forum, you’re dealing with a bag of stupid and hate.

It sounds like that...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2021 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The side button is exactly where I need to grab... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
The side button is exactly where I need to grab the phone sometimes. And it is more sensitive to accidental presses in direct relation to how important what I’m trying to is at the moment.

How...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2021 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t disagree that the coughing terrorist... 1,670 Views / 71 Replies  
I can’t disagree that the coughing terrorist deserved a punch in the face. But too many soft (headed, mainly) forum rats complain about “incitement” and such for most public forums to overlook such...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2021 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am aware of the cleaning issues with grocery... 81,005 Views / 279 Replies  
I am aware of the cleaning issues with grocery store grinders. That machine is a necessary, if imperfect, part of what I’m trying to do. But there are ways to minimize and mitigate the residues...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$49 plus tax. I was afraid it would be more, but... 444 Views / 4 Replies  
$49 plus tax. I was afraid it would be more, but since it’s an 8, that’s the rate.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So a medium grind for pour over? Or more... 81,005 Views / 279 Replies  
So a medium grind for pour over? Or more "medium-fine"?
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2021 at 05:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone Battery Replacement Experience 444 Views / 4 Replies  
My iPhone 8's battery has been getting more and more pitiful of late, and the phone's said the battery needed replacement for a while. But there have been other priorities lately, so I haven't done...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2021 at 05:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Oh, yeah. I left that part out. We do pour over. 81,005 Views / 279 Replies  
Oh, yeah. I left that part out. We do pour over.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2021 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, this will probably sound pretty pedestrian,... 81,005 Views / 279 Replies  
OK, this will probably sound pretty pedestrian, but I have a question about grinds. Specifically how fine.

We use Gevalia on a daily basis, and it is labeled as “fine” ground. This jibes with the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 6, 2021 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On the other hand, the report could be that... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
On the other hand, the report could be that doctor’s personal impression of the extent of the local issue. It’s easy to exaggerate problems like this when you’re frustrated with why they arise in...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 6, 2021 at 10:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a feed store about 5 miles from my house. ... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
I have a feed store about 5 miles from my house. It’s a local business, and we’ve gotten our dogs’ vaccination meds from them a few times. They have horse tack, and of course horse drugs. Dog...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 2, 2021 at 04:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t personally think most Ivermectin-seekers... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
I don’t personally think most Ivermectin-seekers are going to be bright (or crafty) enough to concoct a reasonable story for their doctors. In fact, I think many of them don’t “have” a doctor in the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 2, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe Apple has made things like this easier on... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
Maybe Apple has made things like this easier on us? I don’t have a clue what the “learning” algorithm might be, but in my experience if I consistently misspell something the same way, Auto sort of...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 29, 2021 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, you may have trained Auto to believe “thr”... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
Sadly, you may have trained Auto to believe “thr” was what you wanted.

And Auto - appropriately - corrected my entry in the above sentence. (IPad, in this case.)

Flo goes beyond either Doug or...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 28, 2021 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
TL;DR…Delta’s had to spend an average of over... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
TL;DR…Delta’s had to spend an average of over $40k per unvaccinated sick employee. This isn’t about infringing on “mah freedumz”, it’s about costing your employer money because you have the dumbs.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I should add something about the good/bad of this... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
I should add something about the good/bad of this thing.

Even if it’s not terribly egregious, even if it doesn’t measurably impact the phone/tablet’s performance, even if it is with the very best...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I only have my 2007 iMac as reference, but the... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
I only have my 2007 iMac as reference, but the magnets that hold the glass in are not wimpy. There’s no way I could see this machine’s glass falling out.

I can’t say anything about later models...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As to morons… My wife asked me, kind of out... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
As to morons…

My wife asked me, kind of out of the blue the other day, “that guy in Houston whose tiger got loose…how would he have managed evacuating in case of a hurricane?”

We talked about...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 23, 2021 at 09:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My “smart tv’s” network connection stays turned... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
My “smart tv’s” network connection stays turned off except when I check for firmware updates. It’s pretty old, too, so the updates have been very rare lately.

Having been “”the security guy” more...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 23, 2021 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Quieter fighters are a design trade off. Thrust... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
Quieter fighters are a design trade off. Thrust makes noise, bottom line. The A10 is quiet except from behind because the high-bypass turbofan engines are directed over the tail surfaces. It also...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 21, 2021 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am honestly more concerned about vendors... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
I am honestly more concerned about vendors capturing information about ME than about the government gathering more data on me.

I’m a career Airman, USAF retiree, a disabled veteran, and licensed...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 21, 2021 at 03:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While I can't help Famous with his issues, I... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
While I can't help Famous with his issues, I can't argue with the sentiment.

Mr. Abbott's use of emergency executive orders has attracted a lot of attention. Several courts have blocked his "no...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 20, 2021 at 05:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My home is on the approach to Kelly Field (no... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
My home is on the approach to Kelly Field (no longer Kelly AFB, now the field for Lackland AFB). One thing they do at Kelly is essentially "depot level" maintenance on a bunch of airplanes,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 20, 2021 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The FBI is citing Title 18 for fake vaccination... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
The FBI is citing Title 18 for fake vaccination cards. Misuse or false use of CDC and other protected marks, and so on. Selling them is one thing, making them for yourself will probably also raise...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 18, 2021 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I missed Levar Burton’s hosting. He struck me as... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
I missed Levar Burton’s hosting. He struck me as a great choice, but I don’t know how well his tenure went.
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 15, 2021 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I didn’t know about the leak, so that now makes... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
I didn’t know about the leak, so that now makes sense.

Siri, Chrome, Safari, etc. keeping tabs on search history to “show relevant content” isn’t quite as unpleasant as it used to be for me. And...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 15, 2021 at 11:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We get comfortable with Apple products and OSs... 987 Views / 4 Replies  
We get comfortable with Apple products and OSs “just working”, and often we don’t think that sometimes they have problems. I’ve gotten to the point where I just expect to restart stuff now and then....
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 15, 2021 at 11:44 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I never had “high hopes” for Joe, but Mayim... 245,809 Views / 656 Replies  
I never had “high hopes” for Joe, but Mayim Bialik is both smart enough, and personally interesting enough that the prime-time show might just be worth watching.
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 13, 2021 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This article (... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
This article ( https://www.howtogeek.com/747444/how-to-stop-apple-from-scanning-your-iphone-photos/ ) seems to echo my thoughts about the iCloud-focus of the spyware.

I honestly don’t put any...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 13, 2021 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve had occasional issues with my iPad’s AirDrop... 987 Views / 4 Replies  
I’ve had occasional issues with my iPad’s AirDrop settings. Usually if I reboot the iPad, the issues go away. It’s worth a try.

I’m running 14.7.1 as well, and my settings stay the way I set...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 13, 2021 at 05:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The problem with legal versus not legal migrants... 864 Views / 16 Replies  
The problem with legal versus not legal migrants is made much more challenging by the huge number of refugees from political and drug cartel oppression and violence. This oppression is on multiple...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2021 at 11:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Most coffee roasters here in San Antonio are... 81,005 Views / 279 Replies  
Most coffee roasters here in San Antonio are either Downtown, or in the ritzier areas north of the city. The closest shop, which I just discovered, is a ways out - not really “far” but not just...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2021 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here in the States, we have a history of stuff... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
Here in the States, we have a history of stuff instituted “for all the best reasons” being misused, abused, and turned into invasive and, in particular, politically weaponized. Criminalizing pot,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2021 at 11:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Everything seems to be connected to photos stored... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
Everything seems to be connected to photos stored in iCloud... What happens with the on-phone software if you don't put your pictures in iCloud?
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2021 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The illegal immigration issue is simply a way to... 864 Views / 16 Replies  
The illegal immigration issue is simply a way to create more “them” for the rank and file to hate. The people who are the most vocal against any immigration, especially from our southern border, are...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2021 at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m upset that there is a perceived need for this... 2,115 Views / 62 Replies  
I’m upset that there is a perceived need for this sort of response. But I plan to sit back and wait, and see how this plays out.

If there is a substantial level of child porn traffic via iPhones,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2021 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like it to me. Lame, and juvenile. ... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
Looks like it to me. Lame, and juvenile.

I’ve heard of Cat Crap. It’s another wax product, IIRC. The only issue I’ve ever seen with eyewear waxes is that you have to spend a little time...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 3, 2021 at 05:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven’t had a lot of folks even try to explain... 1,233 Views / 6 Replies  
I haven’t had a lot of folks even try to explain why they didn’t get a message (of any kind). It’s usually “I didn’t get your text.”

Interestingly, when I’ve had those “no signal, no WiFi”...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 3, 2021 at 05:26 PM, in iOS Apps
Unless everybody already knows you look like an... 337,067 Views / 1,255 Replies  
Unless everybody already knows you look like an idiot, but then it doesn’t really matter. :)

My problem with spit is that it can be a challenge for me to get right. I’ve always had that problem...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 3, 2021 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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