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I used to complain about the low quality of news... 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
I used to complain about the low quality of news type. They were skipping most proof-reading. This was quite pronounced a decade ago, as papers struggled financially during the transition to Internet...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 06:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Your example rope is springy - it will stretch a... 5,842 Views / 244 Replies  
Your example rope is springy - it will stretch a bit, then contract (pull) back to the real max length. The outcome from the example would depend on how hard you apply the brake to the rope. Apply it...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A rope / chain / tether is a loose object, not... 5,842 Views / 244 Replies  
A rope / chain / tether is a loose object, not solid. It will deform freely. Imagine you are lowering a rope from a balcony. When the lower end touches the ground, it will "brake" to a halt. Does...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I couldn't find a mention on any regular news... 79 Views / 4 Replies  
I couldn't find a mention on any regular news service last night. It's a day later, and that's still the case.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agree, small errors in the closeups. They should... 5,842 Views / 244 Replies  
Agree, small errors in the closeups. They should have countered the cable droop with some wire supports erased in post. The faces thing is practical filming - gotta see the cable, and their faces....
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I plan to wait another week or two, to hear the... 516,915 Views / 1,639 Replies  
I plan to wait another week or two, to hear the reports. And to make sure I can take a day off if need be afterwards.

If I get the flu shot, it will be with the covid booster. I hate needles, so...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They're probably trying to pull a tree stump -... 480,191 Views / 1,023 Replies  
They're probably trying to pull a tree stump - you can see a nearby tree's shadow. The shadow didn't jump, so the chain isn't connected to the live tree.

But the camera followed the car - you...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So a girl named Samantha would go by the nickname... 5,842 Views / 244 Replies  
So a girl named Samantha would go by the nickname ... Saman? Sounds like a fish dinner.

ps - I don't blame people for their birth names. Blame their parents.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Presumably you're observing small businesses,... 510,835 Views / 772 Replies  
Presumably you're observing small businesses, less likely to have dress codes.

If women are OK with it, and most men like the appearance too, then I don't see the problem. A vocal minority will...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect the pack has a weak cell. The whole... 153 Views / 3 Replies  
I suspect the pack has a weak cell. The whole pack is indeed charging. But one (or more) cells has almost no capacity. Pull the adapter, that one cell falls to zero volts, dragging the pack voltage...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Lam, is that gas price chart retail or wholesale?... 9,317 Views / 171 Replies  
Lam, is that gas price chart retail or wholesale? It says we've returned to the gas price about when the invasion started. But I recall the prices right before invasion, and my local price today is...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oops, I got that backwards. Summer gas... 9,317 Views / 171 Replies  
Oops, I got that backwards. Summer gas formulation is the more expensive one. The switch to winter formulation should drop the price a few pennies.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ukraine has done a few helicopter-based attacks... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukraine has done a few helicopter-based attacks across the border, and there's artillery dueling. But no HIMARS or other advanced western weapons. I'm not sure about western howitzers. Ukraine has...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The sham referenda are scheduled for Sept 23-26... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
The sham referenda are scheduled for Sept 23-26 (Fri-Mon). Ukraine says those will make no difference - they can already use advanced western weapons anywhere within the internationally-recognized...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm still trying to catch it. Nothing unusual yet. 382 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm still trying to catch it. Nothing unusual yet.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 02:21 AM, in Feedback
Any word on how effective the flu shot is this... 516,915 Views / 1,639 Replies  
Any word on how effective the flu shot is this year? We've had a few years where it missed badly.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Small bump here as well. Maybe it's the switch to... 9,317 Views / 171 Replies  
Small bump here as well. Maybe it's the switch to winter gas formulation. Because demand should be falling.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't seen anything. But haven't been online... 382 Views / 12 Replies  
I haven't seen anything. But haven't been online much for the last few days, so I could have missed the big party.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2022 at 09:56 PM, in Feedback
This doesn't seem so bad. A good schemer with a... 634 Views / 51 Replies  
This doesn't seem so bad. A good schemer with a cause is scary. Better to have someone who gets in, but doesn't break anything. Just do the boring, daily business of keeping the country running.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's presumably sand under the water. He may have... 480,191 Views / 1,023 Replies  
It's presumably sand under the water. He may have trouble sitting for a few days. And it looks like he whiplashed himself. He'll feel that in a few hours.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 14, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is a network mount that's not in... 895 Views / 2 Replies  
My impression is a network mount that's not in use when you go to sleep, will quietly reestablish in the background when you wake up. ie - the mounted volume will only vanish if it can't reestablish,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in macOS
September is traditionally when the school year... 510,835 Views / 772 Replies  
September is traditionally when the school year starts, so parents will find it busy. However, most schools now start in late August. And some use year-around tracks, so individual kids may start...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2022 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Instead of calling a restaurant for delivery,... 9,317 Views / 171 Replies  
Instead of calling a restaurant for delivery, call a taco truck service. I'm sure they would send a truck to your address for the right fee. Super-fresh tacos at your door, piping hot.

Probably...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2022 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Russia is now spinning it - they ordered a... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
Russia is now spinning it - they ordered a Kharkiv area withdrawal a few days before. Pulling the troops to reinforce the Donbas front. Half the troops that escaped may have walked back to Russia....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2022 at 10:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ukraine has routed the Russian forces in the... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukraine has routed the Russian forces in the north.

It turned into a race, who could get enough forces to Kupiansk the fastest. Ukraine won, partially encircling the city. The Russians broke and...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
S/he's all good. There's a sign. It says you can... 480,191 Views / 1,023 Replies  
S/he's all good. There's a sign. It says you can park there.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she... 394 Views / 5 Replies  
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she was a source of stability. The UK government would do this or that, while the Queen *never* said dipshit nonsense.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not every day, but now and then, I need some... 9,317 Views / 171 Replies  
It's not every day, but now and then, I need some Doritos.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ukrainian forces have reached the outskirts of... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukrainian forces have reached the outskirts of Kupiansk, but are not (yet) in the city. It appears that for Russian forces in the area, it's become a shitshow...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All that effort to catch an empty can. 480,191 Views / 1,023 Replies  
All that effort to catch an empty can.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Who is Steve? The famous one has been gone... 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
Who is Steve? The famous one has been gone awhile. If he's returned in your area, I'd imagine the store would be closed for much longer. I also recommend stocking up on shotguns and axes. He might...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It depends on how the appeal ruling goes. If the... 747 Views / 34 Replies  
It depends on how the appeal ruling goes. If the Appeals court rules for the government, and doesn't suspend their own ruling pending further appeal - the investigation resumes. If the Appeals court...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Guys, keep an eye on the Ukraine breakthrough... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
Guys, keep an eye on the Ukraine breakthrough happening right now in the north. Near Kharkiv. This could be the turning point of the war. Open-sourced war map (https://deepstatemap.live/en).

It...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 8, 2022 at 04:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could also try the old standby: reinstall the... 442 Views / 6 Replies  
You could also try the old standby: reinstall the OS. That's been known to fix a lot of weird issues that defy diagnostics.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 8, 2022 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Trickle-down economics. It's been four decades of... 634 Views / 51 Replies  
Trickle-down economics. It's been four decades of failure. But if we just cut taxes on the wealthy even more, maybe they'll finally become generous on hiring and raises. Stay the course - get those...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2022 at 05:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't seen National Treasure, and it's been... 1,501 Views / 49 Replies  
I haven't seen National Treasure, and it's been awhile since seeing any of the Indiana Jones movies. My impression is the later Jumanjis appeal to a broad audience.

Another suggestion that can...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2022 at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn't. 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
I wouldn't.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The original (old) Jumanji films (Jumanji,... 1,501 Views / 49 Replies  
The original (old) Jumanji films (Jumanji, Zathura) were kid-focused, and are apparently canon for the newer films.

That said, the newer ones go in their own direction. They start with high-school...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have it repaired right away - they force resin or... 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
Have it repaired right away - they force resin or something into it, sealing the cracks. It's cheaper than replacing the windshield.

If you don't seal it, one or more cracks will grow out of it....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 02:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sure you had nothing to do with that. ;) What... 1,501 Views / 49 Replies  
I'm sure you had nothing to do with that. ;) What an unfortunate accident.

Enjoy your quasi-vacation. For silly fun, try:
Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Jumanji - The Next Level (2019)
...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 04:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A new video has surfaced. Putin is visiting... 5,686 Views / 121 Replies  
A new video has surfaced. Putin is visiting Kaliningrad, addressing school children in a photo op. I don't know the exact date, but it happened within the last week - after Gorbachev died.

Putin...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 01:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
subego, it appears your free time has gone up... 1,501 Views / 49 Replies  
subego, it appears your free time has gone up dramatically. Is the CGI work done - are you a free man again?
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have an alternate keyboard and/or mouse?... 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
Do you have an alternate keyboard and/or mouse? It's seeing phony user activity somehow, probably from something glitching or wearing out. Most of the user input things are USB ... or connect via...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2022 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm ... if you have a good-sized monitor,... 943 Views / 7 Replies  
Hmm ... if you have a good-sized monitor, Calendar is not one of those stupid fixed-sized Apple apps. You can resize it, even fill an entire monitor. Assuming you have the space (or a 2nd monitor)...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2022 at 05:02 PM, in Applications
Mojave here. My calendar items do not obey the... 943 Views / 7 Replies  
Mojave here. My calendar items do not obey the order shown for calendars in the sidebar. And while I can drag a calendar, it doesn't change the order - not even in the sidebar.

Best solution I've...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2022 at 12:39 PM, in Applications
Paul Schulze... 5,842 Views / 244 Replies  
Paul Schulze (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Schulze) as Esai Martin.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 2, 2022 at 01:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Turns out it's farther along than I'd thought,... 1,501 Views / 49 Replies  
Turns out it's farther along than I'd thought, being filmed as of August (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Guard_(2020_film)#Sequel). No word about a release date.

Another suggestion for...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 2, 2022 at 04:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Glad to be of service. Assuming he liked it. :) ... 1,501 Views / 49 Replies  
Glad to be of service. Assuming he liked it. :)

Perhaps he found your digs here, and read the suggestion before you brought it up.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 1, 2022 at 03:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A malfunctioning USB device could cause this.... 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
A malfunctioning USB device could cause this. Perhaps even just a loose port connection combined with a vibration source, like a nearby fan. Can't be an external drive, or you'd get the "improperly...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 1, 2022 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Display Sleep. What is the slider set to?... 425,562 Views / 1,121 Replies  
Display Sleep.

What is the slider set to? Background processes can prevent computer sleep, but to prevent display sleep, one would have to simulate user input.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 31, 2022 at 11:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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