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Did they at least know specifics, like what bank... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Did they at least know specifics, like what bank issued your card?

I get phishing calls all the time. They're given away by either nonsense (call from VisaMastercard) or by being non-specific...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 25, 2022 at 08:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not as serious as it looks, but it would make for... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
Not as serious as it looks, but it would make for a stressful drive. Most likely ending in a tow. He's probably in too high a gear to negotiate surface streets.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 25, 2022 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When I was little, a 25" TV was the right size... 8,682 Views / 157 Replies  
When I was little, a 25" TV was the right size for a living room. A 13" was too small, better for a bedroom.

I like living in the future. There are problems still. But also many improvements....
Posted by reader50, on Jan 24, 2022 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've seen that type of stand before. It usually... 8,682 Views / 157 Replies  
I've seen that type of stand before. It usually has a tall spine at the rear-center. You use the TV VESA mount holes to the spine, at any desired height. The spine doubles as a cable conduit.

If...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 24, 2022 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It was the beard that threw me off too. I'd heard... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
It was the beard that threw me off too. I'd heard of the accident, but didn't connect the dots.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 24, 2022 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to guess dumbass has recovered. And... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
I'm going to guess dumbass has recovered. And learned ... that he was right. No need to vaccinate. It was all a croc, etc. Those people dying on TV are paid actors.

School lessons for dumb people:...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 21, 2022 at 09:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Hmm ... evil thought. You could be civic-minded,... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Hmm ... evil thought. You could be civic-minded, and fix it for the city. And accidentally restore it in a wrong location. Like wherever you wanted it to be.

Naturally, I wouldn't dream of...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 21, 2022 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A practical question - how are you doing the... 541 Views / 28 Replies  
A practical question - how are you doing the typing? Hunt and peck with one hand, or are you trusting voice dictation?

I've tried voice a few times over the years. It's gotten better, but still...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 21, 2022 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps a silly question, but with a good... 8,682 Views / 157 Replies  
Perhaps a silly question, but with a good projector running $1K+ (and sometimes $2K+) is it worth getting the Mitsubishi HC6800 repaired?

I tend to discard tools and devices when they break, if...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 19, 2022 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
bump by request 8,682 Views / 157 Replies  
bump by request
Posted by reader50, on Jan 19, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was unaware that clear weather could delay... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Was unaware that clear weather could delay shipments.

Also ... what's the success rate at the Resurrection Cemetery vs others?
Posted by reader50, on Jan 19, 2022 at 03:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please tell us there was packing. 742,603 Views / 1,232 Replies  
Please tell us there was packing.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 16, 2022 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ditto. I have quite the pile of unplayed games, a... 456 Views / 2 Replies  
Ditto. I have quite the pile of unplayed games, a lot of them from Humble bundles. Snapped them up while they were on sale, but never put the time into playing them.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 14, 2022 at 06:33 PM, in Gaming
It is my understanding that SCOTUS only addressed... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
It is my understanding that SCOTUS only addressed whether the mandates go into effect while the cases proceed through lower courts.

So either or both mandates could still be upheld or struck down....
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2022 at 11:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego, I expect that to be covered in the Jan 6... 7,182 Views / 89 Replies  
@subego, I expect that to be covered in the Jan 6 commission report, whenever it is finished. The upcoming hearings should cover a lot of that.

I probably won't follow the day-to-day hearings, but...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I would not have blurred his face out. Let peer... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
I would not have blurred his face out. Let peer pressure prevent future incidents.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2022 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Doc, you can probably determine what's maxed out... 2,771 Views / 6 Replies  
Doc, you can probably determine what's maxed out your rig.

Open Activity Monitor. I'd suggest leaving it on the Disk pane, to see if drive access is a bottleneck.
Window menu -> CPU History...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 9, 2022 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Edit: Oops - missed the "politics" part. Post... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Edit: Oops - missed the "politics" part. Post moved to its own thread in the Lounge, as there doesn't seem to be an equivalent thread.

thanks subego (below)
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 11:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
NHL fan saves... 520 Views / 1 Replies  
NHL fan saves (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/03/canucks-kraken-brian-hamilton-cancerous-mole-nadia-popovici) staff member's life.

Nadia Popovici was in the stands near the Canucks...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Could a mask and goggles help? Especially a real... 305,832 Views / 770 Replies  
Could a mask and goggles help? Especially a real N95? It's a good time for masks right now, courtesy of Omicron & Delta. Assuming her car has a good air filter, run the air on recirculate for a few...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Man with no symptoms infects half of city.... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
"Man with no symptoms infects half of city. Newspapers nickname him Typhoid Thorz."
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do they plan to delay all jury trials until we... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Do they plan to delay all jury trials until we have an Omicron-tweaked booster? That won't happen before the 2nd quarter.

Seems like we need individual jury cubbies. With video link to the court...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 1, 2022 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any chance they were stolen? Things too good to... 810,249 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Any chance they were stolen? Things too good to be true ... usually aren't.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 29, 2021 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Quality driving there. With snow on the ground,... 810,249 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Quality driving there. With snow on the ground, it's surprising the first two didn't include a rollover.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 29, 2021 at 02:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That page appears to show ALL Corona cruise ships... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
That page appears to show ALL Corona cruise ships to date. Example: the Diamond Princess is still listed. It was the first one, in early 2020. Surely it hasn't been reinfected recently. The page does...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2021 at 10:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps a calendar event? This being a notable... 1,031 Views / 7 Replies  
Perhaps a calendar event? This being a notable holiday, some schedule told Music to play a song.

Where did the Music app say the song was playing from? What was the file source?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in iOS Apps
I got my booster a couple weeks ago. Curiously,... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
I got my booster a couple weeks ago. Curiously, the symptoms were different from the 2nd shot, and generally less intense.

However, I did choose to cross-boost. Pfizer for 1st and 2nd shot,...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 24, 2021 at 02:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Generally not, unless there are kids in the... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
Generally not, unless there are kids in the house. Then all bets are off. Rolled towel under the closed door (to stop drafts), plugged sink (to fill it), teen on phone. Or teeny bopper re-enacting a...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 23, 2021 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You could consider a used (late) 2013-1015 13"... 845 Views / 6 Replies  
You could consider a used (late) 2013-1015 13" MBP. That gets you MagSafe, an SD card slot, 2x USB3 standard ports, and 2x TB2 ports. Native Windows booting. No on-board ethernet after 2012...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 23, 2021 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At the moment, it's the other way around. We have... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
At the moment, it's the other way around. We have 3 jobs for every 2 people looking for work. Few people want to take the low-end jobs, and Baby Boomer retirements are making it worse. It's becoming...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 23, 2021 at 01:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm tripping on the "Laundry Room" part. That... 100,658 Views / 413 Replies  
I'm tripping on the "Laundry Room" part. That looks like a few thousand, and I wouldn't want water anywhere near it. Not even clean, soapy water.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 22, 2021 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If the gig economy services are of significant... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
If the gig economy services are of significant value to society, then we could beef up the social safety net to compensate for that type of employment. Essentially choosing to subsidize rather than...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was expecting energy companies to diversify... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I was expecting energy companies to diversify from their fossil fuel portfolios. Adding wind, solar, and other promising items. So they remain energy companies, regardless of how things turn out.
...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 20, 2021 at 05:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ad targeting on Youtube looks like a waste of... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Ad targeting on Youtube looks like a waste of money. I get ads for arthritis medicine, anti-depressants, big-ladies weight-watch diets, colon problems, and right-wing "we are being censored"...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 19, 2021 at 01:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any change on his vax position? 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Any change on his vax position?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 18, 2021 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nurses are claiming the only thing that convinces... 410,083 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Nurses are claiming the only thing that convinces some people is a hospital check-in. When the nurses ask standard admission questions (Do you wish to be revived?) the patients finally get serious.
...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 16, 2021 at 06:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you accept her premise, then mobsters who... 424,242 Views / 712 Replies  
If you accept her premise, then mobsters who destroy the bodies are able to keep their victims out of heaven, even thwarting God.

Just tell her it's like a jigsaw puzzle. The atoms get scattered,...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 16, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Recall the time Target realized a teen girl was... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Recall the time Target realized a teen girl was pregnant (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/?sh=e9e6dcb66686),...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 15, 2021 at 01:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And I've had computer printers for years. The... 810,249 Views / 1,388 Replies  
And I've had computer printers for years. The beauty of the heldheld model is you can label stuff on the spot. Even paint cans.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
By any chance, do you have a Ring system... 1,440,789 Views / 3,227 Replies  
By any chance, do you have a Ring system installed? Or Alexa?

Amazon has been dinged for using the recordings in ways homeowners did not expect.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On the garage makeover, I recently discovered... 810,249 Views / 1,388 Replies  
On the garage makeover, I recently discovered label printers.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81jcaB6KrAL._AC_SS450_.jpg (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BD6DRI6/)

Went ahead and got a color...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've had mixed luck with old paint. Spray paint... 810,249 Views / 1,388 Replies  
I've had mixed luck with old paint. Spray paint cans (unused) are usually good, even after 20 years. Housepaint cans are usually bad, unless they were never opened. Or if they're stored upside-down....
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My growing suspicion is the conservatives are... 221,695 Views / 788 Replies  
My growing suspicion is the conservatives are just unwilling to issue a ruling that supports abortion. Once they strike down abortion, they'll happily strike down laws like SB8. Striking it down now...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 12, 2021 at 12:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Even gun rights organizations are concerned... 221,695 Views / 788 Replies  
Even gun rights organizations are concerned (https://thereload.com/gun-rights-group-files-supreme-court-brief-against-texas-abortion-law/). At least one, anyway.

They have much the same concerns...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2021 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As I understand it, the judges are not being... 221,695 Views / 788 Replies  
As I understand it, the judges are not being sued. I thought court clerks were being sued (as a group), to be forbidden from processing the bounty-suits the statute allows.

Since no...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2021 at 01:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
HD7970 $400-500 RX580 $400-600 I could... 1,372 Views / 11 Replies  
HD7970 $400-500
RX580 $400-600

I could make a tidy profit selling my video cards. But then my computers would run terribly, and be noisy. So far, it's remained a temptation.

But when I got my...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 10, 2021 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try changing the name of the directory. Then... 1,436 Views / 5 Replies  
Try changing the name of the directory. Then changing it back. Manually typing in the desired name, not by copy-pasting.

Reasoning: if the directory has a non-printing character in the name, then...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 9, 2021 at 05:03 PM, in macOS
Heh heh. Hope they have video for the insurance... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
Heh heh. Hope they have video for the insurance claim.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 8, 2021 at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
White lab mouse running on the road between the... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
White lab mouse running on the road between the cars. It's easier to see if you full-screen it.

Might have escaped from a lab somewhere. If so, it was one of the dumb ones. Kept trying to hide...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are multiple points of failure here. ... 351,309 Views / 748 Replies  
There are multiple points of failure here.

1. Plan the operation before sampling the wares.
2. Do a dry run first, to find issues.
3. Pockets are underrated. Bottles in pockets would leave hands...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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