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Yesterday, I added BBC America to my Roku lineup.... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
Yesterday, I added BBC America to my Roku lineup. When I first launched it, it required that I activate it (i.e. show that I also have BBCA as part of my cable tv package, which I do.) No biggie....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 08:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a piece on NPR a couple of days ago,... 3,659 Views / 64 Replies  
There was a piece on NPR a couple of days ago, with an interview with a finance guy who watches the energy sector. According to him, the real problem with gas prices is not the price of oil (which...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2022 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's... 1,547,328 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary (https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Conference-of-U-S-conservatives-opens-in-Orban-s-17183647.php)
In case you needed to be reminded what’s...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2022 at 05:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
https://i.redd.it/7ghfot87dtz81.jpg 3,041 Views / 75 Replies  
https://i.redd.it/7ghfot87dtz81.jpg
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 18, 2022 at 05:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why not? It’s a solidly libertarian approach to... 265,171 Views / 951 Replies  
Why not? It’s a solidly libertarian approach to leave the decision to the person carrying the fetus, and not have the state force her to carry it to term regardless of her ability to care for the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2022 at 03:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s sort of a false equivalence, though. The... 265,171 Views / 951 Replies  
That’s sort of a false equivalence, though. The things you point to as being “no compromise” to progressives pretty universally expand rights, which ultimately benefit all and harm no one. This is...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2022 at 10:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Gettin’ old 310 Views / 3 Replies  
I used a senior discount for the first time in my life Sunday. We went mini-golfing with our daughter and her family for mother’s day, and the place gave a senior discount.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2022 at 05:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, my orig iPod went belly-up ages ago. My... 427 Views / 14 Replies  
Sadly, my orig iPod went belly-up ages ago. My 2nd gen Shuffle, though, is still kicking. It remains the perfect lawn-mowing music machine.
...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2022 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP iPod 427 Views / 14 Replies  
The iPod Touch (the last product to carry the iPod name) is EOL. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/05/goodbye-ipod-apple-stops-making-last-model/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2022 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Depends on how loud the shop is. 416,192 Views / 918 Replies  
Depends on how loud the shop is.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2022 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thistle is tough stuff to get rid of without... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
Thistle is tough stuff to get rid of without resorting to chemical warfare. It’s what dandelions dream of becoming.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2022 at 08:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to have a reel mower, and it was an utter... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
I used to have a reel mower, and it was an utter pain in the ass. You need to have a totally pristine yard for a reel mower to be happy. No sticks, no pieces of sticks, no nuts, no pieces of nuts, no...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a guy down the street from me who always... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
There’s a guy down the street from me who always waits until his grass is a good 7-9” tall before mowing. Then, he goes out with his mower (a normal push mower, not a rider) and the sound that poor...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2022 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that accepted practice? I would think the... 16,923 Views / 184 Replies  
Is that accepted practice? I would think the safest process would be to have the armorer hand-off the verified weapon directly to the actor on-set. Giving the weapon to the AD off-set and not being...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2022 at 04:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Seems to me it would be prudent to have the... 16,923 Views / 184 Replies  
Seems to me it would be prudent to have the armorer there to “officially” verify the gun is cold right before it’s used. Dot the i’s and cross the t’s and whatnot.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2022 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been rewatching Legion on Hulu. Man, that... 165,328 Views / 456 Replies  
I’ve been rewatching Legion on Hulu. Man, that was a well-made show.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2022 at 08:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Evangelical women would gladly support... 265,171 Views / 951 Replies  
Evangelical women would gladly support taking-away women’s right to vote if one could convince them it was biblically mandated.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2022 at 07:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here’s the Politico story.... 265,171 Views / 951 Replies  
Here’s the Politico story. (https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473) (Sorry about the amp link. The link to the non-amp page keeps crashing my browser)...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2022 at 08:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How close is your nearest neighbor? 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
How close is your nearest neighbor?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2022 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I gotta have my Jeopardy. 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
I gotta have my Jeopardy.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2022 at 05:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Election commercial season has officially begun,... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
Election commercial season has officially begun, and the local airwaves are crammed with ever-increasingly insane ads for republican candidates, each trying to prove they are the true Trumpster. It’s...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 20, 2022 at 08:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump-appointed judge strikes-down CDC mask... 472,585 Views / 1,582 Replies  
Trump-appointed judge strikes-down CDC mask mandate. (https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/04/wearing-a-mask-cleans-nothing-florida-judge-vacates-cdc-travel-mask-mandate/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 19, 2022 at 08:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sub-9-minute, no attack, method for beating Elden... 951 Views / 4 Replies  
Sub-9-minute, no attack, method for beating Elden Ring. (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/04/how-to-beat-elden-ring-in-under-9-minutes/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 17, 2022 at 03:13 PM, in Gaming
Remember, too, that “baby factory” has also been... 1,547,328 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Remember, too, that “baby factory” has also been thing among white supremacists for quite some time. Their belief being that whites are being outbred by non-whites, and the white race faces...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 16, 2022 at 08:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently, if one is running a Mac and MacOS of... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
Apparently, if one is running a Mac and MacOS of a certain age, you cannot get into Apple's support community anymore. Nor, can you log into your Apple account in iTunes (also of a certain age).
...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This week, Florida’s legislature handed-over... 1,547,328 Views / 3,421 Replies  
This week, Florida’s legislature handed-over responsibly for re-drawing congressional districts to Ron Desantis. :rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 13, 2022 at 04:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wordle 584 Views / 1 Replies  
My wife and I got different words today in Wordle. :err:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 10, 2022 at 10:38 PM, in Gaming
Thunderbird and Gmail OAuth2 699 Views / 0 Replies  
On my ancient iMac (10.9.5) I use Thunderbird (78.13.0) for email. I run three different Gmail accounts with it. I got a notice the other day from Google warning two of those accounts will no longer...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 8, 2022 at 08:22 AM, in Applications
His family reported he suffers from aphasia,... 16,923 Views / 184 Replies  
His family reported he suffers from aphasia, which is more of a severe symptom of a larger malady (like dementia) Some of the stories starting to come out about Willis are just sad/heartbreaking. My...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 2, 2022 at 07:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I never wanted the iMac on iCloud in the... 1,170 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh, I never wanted the iMac on iCloud in the first place. In fact, for ages I got the dreaded multiple “cannot login to iCloud” popups constantly. I never actually disconnected it thanks to that evil...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 1, 2022 at 12:36 PM, in macOS
I got a text alert yesterday from the big-box... 472,585 Views / 1,582 Replies  
I got a text alert yesterday from the big-box pharmacy where I got my Moderna stabs, urging me to make an appointment to get the latest booster.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 1, 2022 at 08:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In my case, the alert said the login attempt was... 1,170 Views / 7 Replies  
In my case, the alert said the login attempt was from Japan. Pretty sure it wasn’t me, unfortunately lol.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 1, 2022 at 08:15 AM, in macOS
So, Apple just dropped an iOS update (15.4.1) to... 2,090 Views / 8 Replies  
So, Apple just dropped an iOS update (15.4.1) to address...a battery drain bug. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/03/apple-fixes-ios-15-4-battery-drain-issue-with-software-update/)

I guess...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 31, 2022 at 04:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It’s an option. I got an alert from Apple... 1,170 Views / 7 Replies  
It’s an option.

I got an alert from Apple this morning that someone was trying to login to my Apple account. So, after clicking Deny, I went and changed my AppleID password, and I clicked the Log...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 31, 2022 at 04:16 PM, in macOS
Holy shit the wind last night was insane! 299,344 Views / 496 Replies  
Holy shit the wind last night was insane!
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 31, 2022 at 08:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iCloud question 1,170 Views / 7 Replies  
If I sign out of iCloud on my iMac, does it also sign me out on all my other devices, or is the signout device-specific? I've always been confused about that, and Apple doesn't seem to make it clear...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 31, 2022 at 08:29 AM, in macOS
Prices here have been holding more-or-less stable... 3,659 Views / 64 Replies  
Prices here have been holding more-or-less stable at $3.24.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 29, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Things were definitely less tense/psychotic... 3,471 Views / 61 Replies  
Things were definitely less tense/psychotic before cable news and the 24-hour news cycle. You had time to digest the events of the day. Now, everything comes in a constant deluge that doesn’t afford...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 25, 2022 at 09:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How so? 416,192 Views / 918 Replies  
How so?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 21, 2022 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clicks and SEO. 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
Clicks and SEO.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2022 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The missus went to buy/download tax software... 367,517 Views / 930 Replies  
The missus went to buy/download tax software tonight. The Mac system specs requires up-to-date Safari. No problem, her MBP is good to go. So, in Safari, she clicks the checkout button and gets...a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 18, 2022 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Aren’t there are penalties for cashing out a... 1,449 Views / 17 Replies  
Aren’t there are penalties for cashing out a 401k before you hit retirement age?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 17, 2022 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Things got a little toasty at a Walmart warehouse... 416,192 Views / 918 Replies  
Things got a little toasty at a Walmart warehouse just west of Indy today.

https://www.toddstarnes.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Walmart-Indiana-Fire.jpg...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 16, 2022 at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As I said, here in Indiana, our usual siren tests... 3,041 Views / 75 Replies  
As I said, here in Indiana, our usual siren tests are Fridays at 11am. So, this was a wee bit confusing.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 16, 2022 at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, it’s at least the second battery. It’s a... 2,090 Views / 8 Replies  
No, it’s at least the second battery. It’s a hand-me-down from the missus.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 16, 2022 at 02:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So, yesterday, a bright, sunny spring day, the... 3,041 Views / 75 Replies  
So, yesterday, a bright, sunny spring day, the tornado sirens started sounding at around 10am. This quite confused me as the normal time for the weekly siren test is 11am on Fridays. I took a hard...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 16, 2022 at 09:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently, Florida’s top public health official... 472,585 Views / 1,582 Replies  
Apparently, Florida’s top public health official in Orlando was put on leave two months ago for urging his staff to get vaccinated....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 15, 2022 at 05:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nope. 13,547 Views / 146 Replies  
Nope.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 14, 2022 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
iPhone Battery is Good Until it Isn't 2,090 Views / 8 Replies  
My 6s battery has suddenly developed an odd habit of suddenly dropping to near-zero charge. Typically, what happens is it will lose charge in the normal manner, gradually over the course of a day,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 14, 2022 at 10:37 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That’s a good point. Quite often, viewing... 15,847 Views / 191 Replies  
That’s a good point. Quite often, viewing full-scale clays will communicate a good sense of the real-world presence, volume, mass, heft, etc. that the vehicle will inhabit, that isn’t going to be...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 13, 2022 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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