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The 8 does have wireless charging, and we’ve... 392 Views / 8 Replies  
The 8 does have wireless charging, and we’ve taken advantage of it for using a phone as an alarm clock. It appears that Qi chargers are compatible with MagSafe phones, so we’re set there.

I’ve...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 4, 2021 at 09:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Eww. Sorry about that. I hadn’t looked that... 288 Views / 8 Replies  
Eww. Sorry about that. I hadn’t looked that deeply into it.

This TechRadar article ( https://www.techradar.com/best/best-data-recovery-software) reviews Disk Drill pretty well. They also list...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in macOS
Ah. Very helpful. I was going to ask about... 392 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah. Very helpful.

I was going to ask about training it with a “secret expression” the authorities wouldn’t know.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 04:04 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
We got our phones yesterday, and we’re quite... 392 Views / 8 Replies  
We got our phones yesterday, and we’re quite happy with them. We got the 13 Mini; very much like the iPhone 5 in size. We’re getting used to swiping up versus hitting the Home button to switch from...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sad but true. I still have several RS... 2,193 Views / 80 Replies  
Sad but true.

I still have several RS “Engineer’s Mini Notebooks” that provide solid technical information on a variety of subjects. My favorite is the book on the ubiquitous 555 timer chip,...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The deal with these single-action revolvers,... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
The deal with these single-action revolvers, trigger safety or not, is that the hammer must be manually cocked. If your thumb slips off of the hammer, it could be both not far enough back to catch...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The first package listed in this set of reviews (... 288 Views / 8 Replies  
The first package listed in this set of reviews ( https://www.cleverfiles.com/howto/best-sd-recovery-software.html) looks promising.

I’ve been paying attention to SD card issues lately because my...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2021 at 10:44 AM, in macOS
This, exactly. I can’t count the number of times... 2,193 Views / 80 Replies  
This, exactly. I can’t count the number of times I educated a sales dude there on basic electronics - especially after they shifted their focus toward cell phones. But if you even had a clue about...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 1, 2021 at 01:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Making The Jump from Home Button And More 392 Views / 8 Replies  
My wife and I are about to change cell carriers, and while we're at it, upgrade our phones.

We're looking at upgrading from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone 13 Mini. We're both quite used to the haptic...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 30, 2021 at 06:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting you should say that.. Because... 381,063 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Interesting you should say that.. Because COVID-19 does (in some cases) cause impotence. It has an affinity for the epithelial lining of blood vessels, such as those in the lungs, heart, and brain,...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 30, 2021 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well that wasn’t what I expected. Nor what... 319,187 Views / 711 Replies  
Well that wasn’t what I expected. Nor what anyone involved expected, I’ll wager…
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 27, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What? No “Happy Thanksgiving” Thread? 394 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, we’ll just see about that.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Even after the really [insert your own descriptive expletive here] year we’ve had, my wife and I have a lot to be grateful for.

I...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 25, 2021 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, they nixed my legacy unlimited plan as... 334 Views / 10 Replies  
Sadly, they nixed my legacy unlimited plan as part of a ploy to “get me a discount” based on my employer - the USAF. I still get the discount, but not unlimited anything. Not that we ever use that...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 21, 2021 at 05:57 PM, in iOS Apps
Cell phone navigation is great when you have even... 278,266 Views / 730 Replies  
Cell phone navigation is great when you have even fair cell (with data) coverage. Poor or no coverage? It just won’t work.

If you have 3 bars of cell signal and LTE service, shouldn’t you expect...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 20, 2021 at 10:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well we had issues communicating today, but... 334 Views / 10 Replies  
Well we had issues communicating today, but probably not because of this.

We’re at the Texas Renaissance Festival. It’s a huge Ren Faire, possibly the largest in the US by area. Attendance stats...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 20, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in iOS Apps
Bluetooth is on for everything. Wi-Fi calling is... 334 Views / 10 Replies  
Bluetooth is on for everything. Wi-Fi calling is not.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 19, 2021 at 06:16 PM, in iOS Apps
I don’t know if we’re just seeing delayed... 334 Views / 10 Replies  
I don’t know if we’re just seeing delayed notifications, or actually delayed messages. We’ll keep an eye on it to see.

Messaging my son’s non-Apple phone seems to go through - and trigger...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 19, 2021 at 02:40 PM, in iOS Apps
I remember the banner software too. My first... 2,193 Views / 80 Replies  
I remember the banner software too. My first printer was an Oki dot matrix beast that was equipped with tractor-feed sprockets. It was perfect for printing banners…except that I couldn’t afford the...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 18, 2021 at 02:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iMessages Go Through - After Long Delay 334 Views / 10 Replies  
My wife and I had this issue crop up on November 7 when we were at a “fun run” 5k event. Messages between us were delayed by about 15 minutes, even though we were within a few hundred meters of each...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 18, 2021 at 02:09 PM, in iOS Apps
I still have mine. Really. Bought it for our... 2,193 Views / 80 Replies  
I still have mine. Really. Bought it for our son when he started school. It is hard to beat an abacus for teaching basic arithmetic.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 16, 2021 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The battery in my iPhone 5 swelled up enough to... 319,187 Views / 711 Replies  
The battery in my iPhone 5 swelled up enough to raise the back of the phone past the bezel, and that half-freaked the service guy. I think he was picturing the videos of those early vape pens just...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 13, 2021 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yesterday I swapped out the SSD in a Chromebook. ... 5,866 Views / 40 Replies  
Yesterday I swapped out the SSD in a Chromebook. I put in a much larger SSD so I could run Linux on it.

The task was anticlimactic at best. Take out about a dozen screws, gently release a...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 13, 2021 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I didn’t know that iPhones came with airbags…. ... 319,187 Views / 711 Replies  
I didn’t know that iPhones came with airbags…. Wow!
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 13, 2021 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s clearly a staged picture…. Way too neat. ... 2,193 Views / 80 Replies  
That’s clearly a staged picture…. Way too neat. ;). I should also compliment you on the laptop stand. My AirPort Extreme sits on a PVC stand to raise it over the steel shelving unit that the rest...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 10, 2021 at 01:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A close friend runs Information Security at a... 5,866 Views / 40 Replies  
A close friend runs Information Security at a local (big) university. When they do a “shred day”, they bring in a service that shreds hard drives. Not figuratively, either. Hard drive in, metal...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 9, 2021 at 10:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Congrats. Let’s hope buzz morphs into sales. :) 633 Views / 3 Replies  
Congrats. Let’s hope buzz morphs into sales. :)
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 7, 2021 at 07:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. I upgraded just because one app I need... 89,946 Views / 382 Replies  
Yeah. I upgraded just because one app I need will be updated, and won’t work with Mojave anymore.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 6, 2021 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’re not being pedantic. You’re “thinking”. ... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
You’re not being pedantic. You’re “thinking”. You see this as a contradiction because it is.

But I’ll bet you aren’t likely to buy a ton-and-a-half pickup truck “to turn on chicks” either.

My...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 5, 2021 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think there are a lot of people who think... 278,266 Views / 730 Replies  
I think there are a lot of people who think gambling online is as safe and reliable as gambling in person. Yeah, right. Sure it is.

Remember when using your phone as a flashlight required a...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 5, 2021 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m still just getting used to Big Sur on my 2015... 717 Views / 5 Replies  
I’m still just getting used to Big Sur on my 2015 MBP, so Monterey is going to have to wait.

I am interested in what Monterey brings that Big Sur doesn’t, but I’m also willing to let other people...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 5, 2021 at 05:47 PM, in macOS
Certain people look for an excuse to bail out of... 381,063 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Certain people look for an excuse to bail out of a marriage that is now “kinda complicated.” Cancer is that sort of complication.

It’s not very common with early stage breast cancer, compared...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The server is a Debian box that’s wired to the... 744 Views / 2 Replies  
The server is a Debian box that’s wired to the network, and Ping works.

I pretty much already had what the “dummies” book said I needed set up, except for the All Networks setting. That didn’t...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2021 at 09:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel that one pair of those eyes should be the... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
I feel that one pair of those eyes should be the actor’s.

Think of The Turning Point, an excellent ballet movie. The actors moved (on camera, anyway) the way dancers move. They didn’t make any...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2021 at 02:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When Did Windows Start Caring About This? 744 Views / 2 Replies  
I cannot seem to get my Windows 10 laptop to even admit that there are other computers on my LAN, let alone share folders with them.

Apparently Windows won't share an Airport-connected disk...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 31, 2021 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I get that. And as long as EVERYBODY is doing... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
I get that. And as long as EVERYBODY is doing their job correctly and professionally, that can work.

However, if you're acting with a gun, you should be as familiar with it as an actor playing a...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 31, 2021 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The armorer isn’t the only one noting that their... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
The armorer isn’t the only one noting that their safety complaints were ignored. I agree that getting Baldwin to participate in checking that gun would not have prevented this from happening.

One...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2021 at 06:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And I, you’re talking logic. Florida’s governor... 381,063 Views / 1,413 Replies  
And I, you’re talking logic. Florida’s governor needs to be (aside from “committed to a mental institution”) forced to do the right thing. Dock ALL federal funding of anything in Florida, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2021 at 11:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I need to emphasize something Oreo alluded to. ... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
I need to emphasize something Oreo alluded to. In any investigation of “what went wrong,” the emphasis MUST be on finding not “who is to blame,” but “what part of the process failed.”

Finding...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2021 at 11:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m sorry to say that this incident is all about... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
I’m sorry to say that this incident is all about delegation of responsibility, without ensuring the people who handled guns on the set actually knew their donkey from an excavation.

If anyone is...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2021 at 07:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’re right. As in the video I posted, with a... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
You’re right. As in the video I posted, with a “cowboy revolver” you have to do a bit more. But this whole thing about having people who are completely ignorant about guns “acting like” they handle...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 27, 2021 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. But there are some dodges for that. ... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
Yep. But there are some dodges for that. Dummies that look right from the front, but are CLEARLY not ammunition. No picture at the moment, but this is one of those thing you could get away with a...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 26, 2021 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. I’m jealous - as much of the space she has... 798 Views / 4 Replies  
Wow. I’m jealous - as much of the space she has to work in as the boxes. :)
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 26, 2021 at 09:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A single action “old west” style revolver... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
A single action “old west” style revolver requires pulling the hammer back to the “half cock” position, then opening the loading gate (a part that swings open to reveal part of the cylinder). At...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 26, 2021 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kurt Russel destroyed an antique guitar on the... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
Kurt Russel destroyed an antique guitar on the set of The Hateful Eight because he was apparently too “into” the scene. And antique firearms can be just as priceless as musical instruments. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 26, 2021 at 10:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well this morning I felt fine, and the day has... 381,063 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Well this morning I felt fine, and the day has been fine too. I guess I managed the booster OK.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 24, 2021 at 06:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So far I just feel a little blah. By this time... 381,063 Views / 1,413 Replies  
So far I just feel a little blah. By this time after shot #2, I had a fever and mild chills. So far, so good, I guess.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 23, 2021 at 10:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I got my Pfizer booster today, after my doctor... 381,063 Views / 1,413 Replies  
I got my Pfizer booster today, after my doctor advised going for it. My wife got hers Tuesday and felt crappy Wednesday. She was better enough to work yesterday, but she's still a bit more tired...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2021 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My wife has that "no alert" thing happens... 4,364 Views / 92 Replies  
My wife has that "no alert" thing happens sometimes with her iPhone 8; usually it's a text from our son that she misses. Sometimes his text "info" has "Hide Alerts" selected. Out of nowhere, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2021 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, many blanks have some sort of wadding, but... 2,647 Views / 94 Replies  
Yes, many blanks have some sort of wadding, but it really doesn’t even take anything solid to cause a fatal wound if the gun is close enough, or the blank is powerful enough.

However, the whole...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2021 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Grill or griddle, that makes any bread product... 5,866 Views / 40 Replies  
Grill or griddle, that makes any bread product crispier. And it adds a different flavor if you use a good old fashioned cast iron griddle. Yum!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 21, 2021 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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