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The US Supreme Court ruled (8-1) in favor... 1,183,994 Views / 2,923 Replies  
The US Supreme Court ruled (8-1) in favor (https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/politics/supreme-court-first-amendment-cheerleader/index.html) of a (former) high school cheerleader, who said things the...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 04:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've been wondering about this too. With the... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
I've been wondering about this too. With the Olympics coming up, I expected Japan to be vaccinating heavily for the past two months. Instead, they're doing a leisurely rollout?
Posted by reader50, on Today at 04:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Heh heh. You should try California. Two years... 375 Views / 10 Replies  
Heh heh. You should try California. Two years ago, we got the Ridgecrest quakes a couple days apart. 6.4 then 7.1

I was next to a swimming pool for the 7.1 and water was sloshing over the sides....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2021 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure if muder-1 is required for the death... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
I'm not sure if muder-1 is required for the death penalty in Georgia. From the Wikipedia page, it only requires "Murder" (presumably 1 or 2) with an aggravating circumstance. One of those is:...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2021 at 02:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's at least murder-2. With a good case for... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
That's at least murder-2. With a good case for murder-1 (pre-planned).

He left, planning his return. Got gun from car presumably. Returned for the murder.

Georgia has...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2021 at 11:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Electronic contacts cleaner. Use on the SIM card... 431 Views / 2 Replies  
Electronic contacts cleaner. Use on the SIM card contacts, and the slot contacts if possible. Erratic contacts could explain a lot. Switching the SIM card isn't too expensive either.

If neither...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2021 at 02:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
A year ago, I figured most science skeptics would... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
A year ago, I figured most science skeptics would "snap out of it". Most were losing relatives or friends, and following the science reduces that.

Now, I'm increasingly thinking we should let...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2021 at 02:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No SWAT team. But my chip bags have the same... 1,342 Views / 25 Replies  
No SWAT team. But my chip bags have the same label. No idea what would prompt that. CA doesn't have laws against good chips. I don't see anything unusual in the ingredients. Maybe Utz Foods is in a...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 06:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Washington (state) has upped the ante on vaccine... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Washington (state) has upped the ante on vaccine hesitancy. Free marijuana joint (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/09/washington-state-joints-for-jabs-boost-vaccination-rates) with 1st...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Prompted by this thread, I ordered a case of... 1,342 Views / 25 Replies  
Prompted by this thread, I ordered a case of Zapps Jalapeno a couple weeks ago. It should be delivered tomorrow. I'll look for that label.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd have voted for A/C condensate drain line too.... 215,938 Views / 549 Replies  
I'd have voted for A/C condensate drain line too. Note that some high-efficiency gas furnaces also have condensate drain lines. But if a condensate line is out ...

B) If your area is suitable for...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2021 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Much of the reason traces to the Thalidomide... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Much of the reason traces to the Thalidomide scandal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide_scandal). An incompletely tested drug (Thalidomide) was released in Europe over-the-counter. Turns out...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
By my figures, there are over 100 million tests... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
By my figures, there are over 100 million tests in the USA alone (more if you count 2nd shots) and we're approaching 1 billion tests worldwide. Not all for the same vaccine (yet), but it's well...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2021 at 05:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
New dress shirt. Secured by pins, so it stays... 215,938 Views / 549 Replies  
New dress shirt. Secured by pins, so it stays folded flat. With paper & plastic inserts so it stays folded flat.

But wait ... why add pins, when the paper & plastic handle the problem? Could they...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 6, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump has a long history of not paying... 1,183,994 Views / 2,923 Replies  
Trump has a long history of not paying contractors. In the present, he's not paying Rudy Giuliani's legal bills. You know, for unethical/frivolous cases trying to help Trump steal the election.

So...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2021 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So you figure it was the post-install update that... 1,013 Views / 10 Replies  
So you figure it was the post-install update that broke external boot? It would be good to know the cause, as this is a problem that shouldn't happen.

I have a 2009 flashed to 2010 Mac Pro, and...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 1, 2021 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you have to upgrade your alternator, or can... 630,168 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Did you have to upgrade your alternator, or can the existing one keep up with the extra load?
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2021 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A long time back (when batteries were removable... 1,170 Views / 8 Replies  
A long time back (when batteries were removable packs), we used to see trackpad problems when the battery packs swelled. Pressure from under the trackpad made clicking harder. I didn't know the...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2021 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It does sound like a hardware fault. You could... 1,170 Views / 8 Replies  
It does sound like a hardware fault. You could test by booting into another OS from an external.

btw, I keep 2-3 spare mice, and a spare keyboard around. Just in case something craps out.
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2021 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wait ... was Mojave ever installed on your iMac?... 1,013 Views / 10 Replies  
Wait ... was Mojave ever installed on your iMac? I don't recall what you had installed on the internal drive.

If Mojave was never installed, the firmware was not updated to recognize APFS boot...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2021 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like your boot firmware is ignoring... 1,013 Views / 10 Replies  
Sounds like your boot firmware is ignoring externals. T2 iMacs do that by default, but your iMac doesn't have a T2 chip. So it's likely confused. Try resetting PRAM.

If that doesn't do it, reset...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2021 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Expanding the court is not possible today.... 145,561 Views / 586 Replies  
Expanding the court is not possible today. Because Dems don't have 60 in the Senate to overcome a filibuster. And they don't have even 50 votes to abolish the filibuster. Biden is opposed to...
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2021 at 08:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I like Zapp's Hotter 'N Hot Jalapeno. Every... 1,342 Views / 25 Replies  
I like Zapp's Hotter 'N Hot Jalapeno. Every couple years, I'll order up a case - Zapps are not sold in this area. At least, not anywhere I've found.
Posted by reader50, on May 21, 2021 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had suggested distilled. Since distilled is... 67,968 Views / 265 Replies  
I had suggested distilled. Since distilled is tasteless, you'd only get the coffee taste.
Posted by reader50, on May 21, 2021 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't see how a state can grant standing to... 145,561 Views / 586 Replies  
I don't see how a state can grant standing to uninvolved people. In order to sue over anything, you must show how you are personally affected.
Posted by reader50, on May 20, 2021 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Excellent brakes. He should tip the brake shop... 257,459 Views / 645 Replies  
Excellent brakes. He should tip the brake shop for fine work.

Might want to strap the boat down next time.
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2021 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you live in Ohio? If you do, you can get a... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Do you live in Ohio? If you do, you can get a COVID shot, and a chance to win a $1 million lottery prize...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2021 at 01:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any way to get a name on him? You could file a... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Any way to get a name on him? You could file a police report - she is a witness to an attempted murder. Her own. And the store may have surveillance footage.
Posted by reader50, on May 17, 2021 at 05:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Screw the peer pressure. Go in the stores, and... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Screw the peer pressure. Go in the stores, and wear your mask anyway. If you get too much hassle from the mouth-breathers, carry a small L-shaped piece of wood in a pocket.
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2021 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can he at least speak Japanese? Extra points if... 1,183,994 Views / 2,923 Replies  
Can he at least speak Japanese? Extra points if he can read kana too.

When in Rome, speak Latin.
Posted by reader50, on May 15, 2021 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Authorities may have solved the problem, by... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Authorities may have solved the problem, by offering a free beer to anyone getting their shot. Another free beer in 3-4 weeks for the 2nd shot.

Free beers in Buffalo...
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2021 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego, as a local, you have the inside scoop on... 1,183,994 Views / 2,923 Replies  
@subego, as a local, you have the inside scoop on Rahm. Is he a good choice, or will the Yakuza prosper while he's there?
Posted by reader50, on May 13, 2021 at 01:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I don't know why Catalina isn't hiding the... 915 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, I don't know why Catalina isn't hiding the two partitions. But everything looks OK on the functional level. So just ignore, and work as normal.

A reformat and restore from TM would likely...
Posted by reader50, on May 11, 2021 at 01:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Those are partitions on the Fusion drive. You're... 915 Views / 9 Replies  
Those are partitions on the Fusion drive. You're dealing with two levels of abstraction here:

Physical reality: an HD and an SSD.

Fusion converts to a single "device". Which will have a...
Posted by reader50, on May 11, 2021 at 12:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Catalina splits the System folder off to a... 915 Views / 9 Replies  
Catalina splits the System folder off to a separate read-only partition. Like in iOS, to prevent tampering. I have philosophical problems with that, another step removing control from the Mac owner....
Posted by reader50, on May 10, 2021 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Many people have eaten our competitor's bread... 66,867 Views / 351 Replies  
"Many people have eaten our competitor's bread for a lifetime.
We have noticed a lot of them are dead today.
Give our bread a chance for your lifetime.
Perhaps you will have better luck.
You will...
Posted by reader50, on May 10, 2021 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sometimes your web browser can resume downloads.... 1,295 Views / 2 Replies  
Sometimes your web browser can resume downloads. Open the Downloads window, and try the options offered on the incomplete download. Including right-clicking. Might get lucky.

Also sign up for...
Posted by reader50, on May 8, 2021 at 11:22 PM, in Networking
Do they really do that? Go over your billing info... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Do they really do that? Go over your billing info and account balances, just in case, before taking your blood pressure? What a dirty trick - likely to produce elevated readings.
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They asked me to wait 15 minutes both times.... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
They asked me to wait 15 minutes both times. Didn't watch us closely, which tells me it's routine. They haven't seen any bad reactions, or they'd be more focused on watching us.
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2021 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps it is time to get a bigger TV / monitor.... 2,001 Views / 17 Replies  
Perhaps it is time to get a bigger TV / monitor. 4K or 8K. Or build a monitor array. Anything, so the individual students approach full resolution. There is plenty of display stock on hand, unlike...
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2021 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try running them through full charge/discharge... 1,337 Views / 10 Replies  
Try running them through full charge/discharge cycles. If they will work, even briefly, the cycle may lengthen after each charge. Until they approach normal capacity.

Are these lithium?...
Posted by reader50, on May 6, 2021 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
UPS downgraded their tracking page. Apparently... 215,938 Views / 549 Replies  
UPS downgraded their tracking page. Apparently recently. All tracking details are gone. No dates & times for waypoints. Just:

(*) Label Created

(*) Shipped

(-) On the Way

( ) Delivery
Posted by reader50, on May 5, 2021 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's rare for an OS update to include firmware... 10,356 Views / 20 Replies  
It's rare for an OS update to include firmware that prevents going back. Driver removal is a thing though.

Do it like I do - create a new partition. If you're stuck with an embedded (not...
Posted by reader50, on May 2, 2021 at 11:20 AM, in macOS
I sent an email yesterday. btw, I can test... 1,671 Views / 11 Replies  
I sent an email yesterday.

btw, I can test back earlier than 10.10 if you like. Mac Pro will boot back to 10.6. With different systems, I can get back to System 7.5 at least.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's been a few days since my 2nd Pfizer shot.... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
It's been a few days since my 2nd Pfizer shot. For anyone interested, here were my symptoms:

1st shot: mild sore upper arm the next morning. Faded out after a few hours (16 hours after the shot)....
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have every OS version installed on different... 1,671 Views / 11 Replies  
I have every OS version installed on different partitions. 10.6 - 10.15, but in practice I rarely boot into anything but Mojave. A server runs El Capitan in the other room.

I can do some basic...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 25, 2021 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of these look accidental. The fighter for... 257,459 Views / 645 Replies  
Most of these look accidental. The fighter for example has wheels down. Like he got hit with a cross-gust just as he was about to land. Possibly veering off deliberately to prevent damage to the...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2021 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was only the one standalone iSight camera.... 803 Views / 10 Replies  
There was only the one standalone iSight camera. All later ones were built-in.

FW400 connection, 640x480 @ 30fps, 24-bit color, stereo audio. Originally sold for $149. Works back to 10.2.5
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2021 at 11:01 PM, in Marketplace
Got my 2nd shot. Two weeks to normal life. ... 268,244 Views / 1,074 Replies  
Got my 2nd shot. Two weeks to normal life.

My plans in two weeks: visit a barber shop. My hair cutting skills are lacking. Then the dentist. It's been ~17 months since my last cleaning & checkup.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2021 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They went for thinner and lighter. Again. At... 4,633 Views / 84 Replies  
They went for thinner and lighter. Again.

At this thickness, it's hard to see how the SSD could be a replaceable module. And I'm not seeing screws for the user to open & upgrade. Not seeing many...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 20, 2021 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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