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Last week, I ordered a couple items from Kmart.... 29,111 Views / 331 Replies  
Last week, I ordered a couple items from Kmart. Total high enough for free shipping. So ... they ship the 2 items in separate packages, from separate stores.

This morning, I ordered another couple...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where can you get these? All I see around here... 29,111 Views / 331 Replies  
Where can you get these? All I see around here are the usual 7.5 oz packages or smaller.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Low-traffic intersections do not have signal... 238,481 Views / 2,504 Replies  
Low-traffic intersections do not have signal lights. Common in rural and suburban areas. In such intersections, one road may be the default, with STOP signs on the other road.

If both roads are...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 7, 2019 at 09:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Further thoughts - roundabouts can make sense if... 238,481 Views / 2,504 Replies  
Further thoughts - roundabouts can make sense if three or more spoke roads intersect. But with just two roads, they make things less efficient all around. They don't actually get rid of...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 6, 2019 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Would that count as two accidents, or one?... 61,124 Views / 473 Replies  
Would that count as two accidents, or one? Between the same two vehicles.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 6, 2019 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
During busy times, intersections do switch all... 238,481 Views / 2,504 Replies  
During busy times, intersections do switch all the time. But during off-hours (especially in rural areas), the signals will default to green on the higher-traffic road. So most of the time, you can...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 6, 2019 at 05:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cop had to be turning. They'd just chase the... 61,124 Views / 473 Replies  
Cop had to be turning. They'd just chase the unsafe passer once he got by.

It's legal to pass because the lines don't go solid before that turn. However, it was unsafe in general, and risky to...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2019 at 05:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know what "Mac @ snap" is, so no. ... 320 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't know what "Mac @ snap" is, so no.

Also, do you have Growl installed? If so, I don't remember it having per-app controls. You might have to disable Growl completely, to avoid something...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2019 at 05:25 PM, in macOS
If only roundabouts were a political issue, we... 238,481 Views / 2,504 Replies  
If only roundabouts were a political issue, we could defeat them all. I'd vote for that.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2019 at 03:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you live in Russia, and need some extra cash?... 207,449 Views / 1,119 Replies  
Do you live in Russia, and need some extra cash? Well, you could get a job set up a fake border checkpoint...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2019 at 01:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
kevs, perhaps more attention to spelling. It's... 320 Views / 8 Replies  
kevs, perhaps more attention to spelling. It's hard to read what you posted.

Sys Prefs -> Notifications -> News -> uncheck everything. That should kill Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, etc.
...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:48 PM, in macOS
System Preferences -> Notifications Go... 320 Views / 8 Replies  
System Preferences -> Notifications

Go through each app/service. Turn down (or off) the ones you don't want to see.

Nuclear option: the Do Not Disturb choice at the top. Disable notifications...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:23 PM, in macOS
Even better, it made international news. I read... 61,124 Views / 473 Replies  
Even better, it made international news. I read about it on The Guardian, a UK paper (with US edition).

Also that he's been fired. Too bad it wasn't for the off-books Homan Square facility.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 4, 2019 at 02:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would not bother with a proxy, use a real VPN.... 260 Views / 2 Replies  
I would not bother with a proxy, use a real VPN. There are plenty, and prices are competitive. Private Internet Access (https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/) is a good place to start.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 4, 2019 at 05:37 AM, in Networking
They might be able to test each model, if you... 155,890 Views / 984 Replies  
They might be able to test each model, if you tell us who 'They' are. I assume you mean Jehovah's Witnesses?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 3, 2019 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never seen a case with its own keyboard. Can... 979 Views / 6 Replies  
I've never seen a case with its own keyboard. Can you post a pic?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 3, 2019 at 01:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Happens if you click a YouTube link too. New page... 29,111 Views / 331 Replies  
Happens if you click a YouTube link too. New page comes up, but old video keeps playing in corner. Seems tied to their recent redesign, which I dislike across the board.

They blew up the video...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 30, 2019 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple likes to rotate images by just editing the... 61,124 Views / 473 Replies  
Apple likes to rotate images by just editing the orientation parameter. This way there isn't any data loss from re-encoding the picture. Apps aware of that parameter will rotate the image display as...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 29, 2019 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's dropped off the front page of The Guardian... 238,481 Views / 2,504 Replies  
It's dropped off the front page of The Guardian too, and that's on the UK edition.

If the Brits really don't mind, then I wouldn't do a Trump and screw them over for healthcare, drug prices, and...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 28, 2019 at 04:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn't touch that one. He isn't doing an... 840 Views / 13 Replies  
I wouldn't touch that one. He isn't doing an actual file-compare before the dedupe. To avoid checksum collisions. You knew to do that before I asked about it.

Looks like he uses separate scripts...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 28, 2019 at 12:50 AM, in macOS
Looks like the UK would have to become a US... 238,481 Views / 2,504 Replies  
Looks like the UK would have to become a US vassal as the price of a US trade deal after Brexit.

Oh, and Trump wants the UK to lengthen drug patents, so we can charge them out the wazoo, just like...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 27, 2019 at 06:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
APFS allows you to hardlink multiple copies of a... 840 Views / 13 Replies  
APFS allows you to hardlink multiple copies of a file ... while changes are written separately. It's done automatically going forward. You save a modified copy of a file, and see 2x files after. In...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 26, 2019 at 02:55 PM, in macOS
Welcome back, Charles! Since we're (almost)... 840 Views / 13 Replies  
Welcome back, Charles!

Since we're (almost) all using APFS now, might you return to that file deduplication utility? Many of us would get more than 5GB back from a pass on a mature volume. My...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 26, 2019 at 05:00 AM, in macOS
Apparently Tesla has a lot of fans. Or truck... 155,890 Views / 984 Replies  
Apparently Tesla has a lot of fans. Or truck people do like it. 200,000 pre-orders (https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/11/elon-musk-tesla-cybertruck-already-has-200000-preorders/), where someone...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 25, 2019 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, that's an OS install image. 2014 suggests a... 840 Views / 13 Replies  
Yep, that's an OS install image. 2014 suggests a Yosemite installer. Or an earlier one that got re-downloaded in 2014.

Probably turned up during some routine disk maintenance. Delete away.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 25, 2019 at 01:47 PM, in macOS
Note that as a public forum, literally any LEO in... 840 Views / 13 Replies  
Note that as a public forum, literally any LEO in the world could be reading. If you cannot remember 2016, I advise against saying anything specific about why. :p
Posted by reader50, on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:16 PM, in macOS
The file system assigns a unique ID number,... 840 Views / 13 Replies  
The file system assigns a unique ID number, called an inode, to every file and folder in a volume. In addition to the filename and path.

So a file that was deleted, but never had its inode...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 24, 2019 at 06:56 PM, in macOS
Funny looks aside, youtube reviews by truck... 155,890 Views / 984 Replies  
Funny looks aside, youtube reviews by truck people are showing a lot of enthusiasm. I don't think it's safe to write this one off.

I won't buy one personally, it's pricey. Oh, and I don't actually...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 23, 2019 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Could be movie prop, or a fake top, used to test... 155,890 Views / 984 Replies  
Could be movie prop, or a fake top, used to test a frame and power train.

Or ... a prototype for drivers who like to drive fast, but dislike tickets. A sporty car that's radar-resistant, like the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd imagine it is the standard Alert sound you... 1,743 Views / 8 Replies  
I'd imagine it is the standard Alert sound you set in Sound prefs pane. Duration is once per alert (set multiple for important events). Don't have any iOS devices to test on, but if Calender syncing...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:53 AM, in Applications
Instructions below are for Mojave. Sequence was... 1,743 Views / 8 Replies  
Instructions below are for Mojave. Sequence was simpler with earlier OSes. This feels unnecessarily complex.

Click on the Event. In the popup, the Date & Time area. Underneath those, it says "Add...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2019 at 07:53 PM, in Applications
Events don't make sounds unless you specify an... 1,743 Views / 8 Replies  
Events don't make sounds unless you specify an audio alert. Edit the event, add as many alerts (and alert types) as you like.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2019 at 03:09 PM, in Applications
Gordon Sondland came back... 4,335 Views / 63 Replies  
Gordon Sondland came back (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/20/trump-impeachment-hearings-gordon-sondland-testimony) for the public testimony. The guy who kept leaving out things the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 20, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good thing that bush ultimately held them all... 61,124 Views / 473 Replies  
Good thing that bush ultimately held them all back. Could have gotten ugly.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 18, 2019 at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mojave installer converts a drive to APFS. The... 4,095 Views / 22 Replies  
Mojave installer converts a drive to APFS. The patched installer does not, and Mojave still works ok under HFS+. Main problem is Software Update will not provide updates if you use HFS+. At least,...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 17, 2019 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Friday goodness. Every once in awhile, XKCD... 5,793 Views / 35 Replies  
Friday goodness. Every once in awhile, XKCD really works for me.

Latest CAPTCHA on machine learning:

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/machine_learning_captcha.png (https://xkcd.com/2228/)

Be...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 15, 2019 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll hold my opinion for the iFixit teardown.... 28,370 Views / 230 Replies  
I'll hold my opinion for the iFixit teardown. What I'd like to see is internal expansion: standard plug-in storage, standard plug-in RAM, and a battery that isn't glued in. Available pictures are not...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 13, 2019 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Something solid needs to reach the ground. That... 1,044 Views / 8 Replies  
Something solid needs to reach the ground. That you can pick up and gain super powers.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2019 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Older apps that won't get updated. Like games, or... 16,789 Views / 101 Replies  
Older apps that won't get updated. Like games, or non-subscription pro tools. Or app versions before they migrated to the app store.

I haven't tried Catalina, so not sure. I know screen-reading...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty much in the same boat, though I'm... 16,789 Views / 101 Replies  
I'm pretty much in the same boat, though I'm stopped at Mojave. Using 2009-2011 hardware. With me, it's expansion and user control. We've discussed expansion before. On control, extra security can be...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 12, 2019 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To my knowledge, all USB cards are affected. It's... 2,759 Views / 27 Replies  
To my knowledge, all USB cards are affected. It's a timing issue - Apple could fix it, by making macOS allow more time for externals to remount after sleep. Just as they do for network drives.

I...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2019 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never owned one, but did service a friend's... 1,282 Views / 6 Replies  
I've never owned one, but did service a friend's Mac a few months ago. His magic mouse worked perfectly - except the right click didn't work. After consulting iFixit, you can't take this mouse apart....
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2019 at 01:33 PM, in Marketplace
You can safely ignore those error messages. ... 2,759 Views / 27 Replies  
You can safely ignore those error messages.

During sleep, power is turned off to the PCIe buss. Upon waking up, the card has to reboot. Then spin up and offer the connected drives. Most spinning...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2019 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Certainly underrated as an acid solution. Don't... 6,660 Views / 26 Replies  
Certainly underrated as an acid solution. Don't use it to clean change. It does a good job turning dimes into pennies.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those who oppose impeachment are finally making a... 4,335 Views / 63 Replies  
Those who oppose impeachment are finally making a move. Death threats (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/08/fiona-hill-testimony-death-threats-impeachment) against Fiona Hill, Marie...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 08:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They did a server migration on us without advance... 29,111 Views / 331 Replies  
They did a server migration on us without advance warning. The new server was missing an image library, so I temp-fixed the broken image with green stars.

Fixed now. Though post caches might take...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Were those tests run on the Win box? (eliminating... 2,759 Views / 27 Replies  
Were those tests run on the Win box? (eliminating the network connections)

Beware that the top 2 are both sequential 1 MB transfer tests. HDs do well on sequential. While the bottom 2 are both...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2019 at 02:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps what you really need is a different... 29,111 Views / 331 Replies  
Perhaps what you really need is a different dealer. Or a good independent repair shop.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2019 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gordon Sondland has revised... 4,335 Views / 63 Replies  
Gordon Sondland has revised (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/05/trump-impeachment-sondland-ukraine-quid-pro-quo-latest) his testimony. He now remembers a quid pro quo shaping up.

...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2019 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Alexander Vindman testified... 4,335 Views / 63 Replies  
Alexander Vindman testified (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/army-officer-listened-trump-ukraine-call-voiced-concerns-191029132731657.html) this week. He's the first person to testify who...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2019 at 04:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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