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Back when I was stationed in South Mississippi,... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Back when I was stationed in South Mississippi, there was an optician/ophthalmology practice in Long Beach. It was called the “Pierce Eye Clinic.” Not an optimal name…. Dr. Pierce passed away about...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 13, 2021 at 04:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It looked like a “one flash” signal and no mirror... 252,680 Views / 645 Replies  
It looked like a “one flash” signal and no mirror check on the part of the black car, along with an uncautious speed on the part of the white car.

In that sort of situation, if I’m in the lane...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 13, 2021 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In large enough quantities, EVERYTHING will hurt... 1,109 Views / 25 Replies  
In large enough quantities, EVERYTHING will hurt you, and probably kill you.

Air Force Basic Training had a number of incidents of water intoxication resulting in death. If you drink too much...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 11, 2021 at 05:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. You were right. Now my next step would... 289 Views / 3 Replies  
Wow. You were right.

Now my next step would be to take something very hard and heavy and turn that trap into something I could shove up a trapper’s wazoo. But that’s just me.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 11, 2021 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bit the proverbial bullet a couple of years ago... 423 Views / 16 Replies  
I bit the proverbial bullet a couple of years ago and bought a Lightning headphone adapter. When I fly, I NEED something to overcome the combination of tinnitus and the low air pressure/engine noise...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 8, 2021 at 03:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Related to andi’s situation, but different… ... 212,399 Views / 549 Replies  
Related to andi’s situation, but different…

For the month, Bexar County is at 3-4 inches of rainfall - way ahead of normal. This has reversed our trend toward more water use restrictions and...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 8, 2021 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My hospital didn’t get vaccine until months after... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
My hospital didn’t get vaccine until months after most of the rehab staff had gotten vaccinated by another hospital. A rehabilitation hospital doesn’t sound as impressive as a general hospital that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 7, 2021 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought giving away Krispy Kreme donuts as an... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
I thought giving away Krispy Kreme donuts as an incentive was pretty unhealthy.

For context, it’s a lottery sort of thing, and the prizes include five custom hunting rifles, five custom hunting...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2021 at 06:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Minor? Maybe. Woody tomatoes. When you... 212,399 Views / 549 Replies  
Minor? Maybe. Woody tomatoes.

When you slice a tomato and when you get half way through you feel the knife drag…that’s the stuff. It’s a fibrous core in the fruit, usually going at least half...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2021 at 06:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I always found Kroger was a good,... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
I always found Kroger was a good, middle-of-the-road grocer. But that they have local roaster’s beans…that’s pretty cool.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2021 at 06:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK guys, let’s somehow UNvaccinate you - for... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
OK guys, let’s somehow UNvaccinate you - for everything - and let you just wander around unprotected for a couple weeks. Then we’ll see how many of you get sick, so we can decide if your idea is...
Posted by ghporter, on May 28, 2021 at 11:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Distilled water typically is totally without any... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
Distilled water typically is totally without any flavor. We're used to some sort of flavor in water, from the hint of chlorine that keeps gunk from growing in the storage tanks, to whatever...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2021 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The "genius" folks have diagnostic tools beyond... 870 Views / 8 Replies  
The "genius" folks have diagnostic tools beyond the "Apple Diagnostics" (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731) (formerly known as "Apple Hardware Test) suite. If you haven't tried these...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2021 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Gremlins are crafty little buggers… It would... 870 Views / 8 Replies  
Gremlins are crafty little buggers…

It would probably do you well to (later) have the trackpad checked out. Intermittent issues are the hardest to solve because they usually play nice when the...
Posted by ghporter, on May 26, 2021 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My son informs me that pork rinds are “keto... 1,109 Views / 25 Replies  
My son informs me that pork rinds are “keto friendly,” and make a great “breading” for all sorts of things. He’s made, for example, “fried” chicken strips that are “breaded” with crushed pork rinds....
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2021 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And now I have the RealVNC stuff working. ... 1,090 Views / 5 Replies  
And now I have the RealVNC stuff working.

Turns out that X11 isn’t the default windows server in Debian 10. Unfortunately nothing was graceful enough to tell me “X11 services not found” or...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2021 at 09:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve configured Samba sharing for my user... 1,090 Views / 5 Replies  
I’ve configured Samba sharing for my user folders, and tested it pretty thoroughly, so I think I have it working well.

Now I need a USB 2 drive enclosure that will handle the 1TB desktop drive I...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2021 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
…and we received a small rake (for policing up... 212,399 Views / 549 Replies  
…and we received a small rake (for policing up after dogs in the back yard). It is about 3’ long, but was in a pretty big box (24x36x18), and packed with corrugated honeycomb blocks like this:
...
Posted by ghporter, on May 22, 2021 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And the countdown to the next surge, led by... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
And the countdown to the next surge, led by children and school employees starts now…

Governor Abbot has essentially issued the same edict in Texas. He’s playing to his scared and privileged base...
Posted by ghporter, on May 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I like Zapp’s Salt & Vinegar, and the Cajun Dill... 1,109 Views / 25 Replies  
I like Zapp’s Salt & Vinegar, and the Cajun Dill Gator-Tators are good, but the salt and dill content make that “kick” a little harsh if I eat them alone. I guess I’m just the sensitive type….;)
Posted by ghporter, on May 21, 2021 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After some major distractions in the last couple... 1,090 Views / 5 Replies  
After some major distractions in the last couple of days, I was able to get at this computer.

First, I updated the BIOS of the machine. It had version “A03”, and the latest version was at least...
Posted by ghporter, on May 21, 2021 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is it! 252,680 Views / 645 Replies  
That is it!
Posted by ghporter, on May 20, 2021 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Look here: Represent’s Stephen Amell store (... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Look here: Represent’s Stephen Amell store ( https://represent.com/store/stephenamell)

I also got this one, ( https://represent.com/endgame) which is feel good in a lot of different directions. ...
Posted by ghporter, on May 18, 2021 at 11:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ll go along with “much of” French food being... 66,124 Views / 162 Replies  
I’ll go along with “much of” French food being overrated. But escargot, if done even modestly well, is great. Honestly, it’s an excuse for eating garlicky melted cheese, so I don’t see a problem…....
Posted by ghporter, on May 18, 2021 at 11:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If it were the plot of a sci-if movie, I’d skip... 895 Views / 2 Replies  
If it were the plot of a sci-if movie, I’d skip it. That this is real is way more disturbing than the simple text of the article suggests. Mind control fungi…..

Oh, wait! The article says there...
Posted by ghporter, on May 18, 2021 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m really sorry you’re stuck the way you are. ... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
I’m really sorry you’re stuck the way you are.

I’d still be loud about how the whole thing isn’t about “them,” it’s about all of us. Just to make them uncomfortable in public, at least. Maybe...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2021 at 11:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I hadn’t combed through SBR’s ingredients. Now... 66,124 Views / 162 Replies  
I hadn’t combed through SBR’s ingredients. Now I’m going to have to do some serious research to find a better and safer sauce.
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2021 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve tried to set up SAMBA, and wile I can get... 1,090 Views / 5 Replies  
I’ve tried to set up SAMBA, and wile I can get the basic system installed, I can’t get it to work. Whether I spend a lot of time tinkering with configuration files or use a GUI configuration tool,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2021 at 11:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let those stores know that you can’t - and WON’T... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Let those stores know that you can’t - and WON’T - patronize them because the pandemic isn’t over and there are people who are at risk from the poor judgement of others. Then write it up and send it...
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2021 at 02:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It depends on which barbecue sauce you’re talking... 66,124 Views / 162 Replies  
It depends on which barbecue sauce you’re talking about. Which turns out to also be about what kind of barbecue you’re talking about.

Some ketchup is meh; weak, watery and overly vinegary. Some...
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2021 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Linux Help Please? 1,090 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a very nice little Linux machine. It’s a Dell Optiplex 780 with a 500 GB SSD. It’s currently running Debian 9, and for some reason, the way I have it installed is so locked down that I have...
Posted by ghporter, on May 15, 2021 at 07:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Only what happened last November, then again in... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Only what happened last November, then again in December, and then again for Spring Break….. Oh, and the big festival in India where EVERYBODY gets together….

I’m going to be wearing a mask for...
Posted by ghporter, on May 15, 2021 at 10:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One thing my wife and I didn’t run into was... 1,757 Views / 17 Replies  
One thing my wife and I didn’t run into was getting tired of being “together” all the time.

First off, I was still working in a hospital through most of the pandemic, while my wife stayed home...
Posted by ghporter, on May 15, 2021 at 10:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Good luck to your wife. While her immune system... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Good luck to your wife. While her immune system won't be as compromised as 'Famous' girlfriend's, your wife is still at markedly higher risk from just about everything. She should take flu...
Posted by ghporter, on May 14, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
OUCH! I had a slightly formal introduction... 252,680 Views / 645 Replies  
OUCH!

I had a slightly formal introduction to chainsaws. "Rule #1: if you're losing control of the saw, PUSH THAT MOTHER%*$*ER AWAY FROM YOU." The emphasis is part of the quote; my ears may...
Posted by ghporter, on May 14, 2021 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use an electric kettle. Once it turns itself... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
I use an electric kettle. Once it turns itself off - because the water is boiling - the water starts to cool. In fact, one web page about pour over that I spent some time perusing gave a timetable...
Posted by ghporter, on May 14, 2021 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Who could have possibly imagined that trying to... 252,680 Views / 645 Replies  
Who could have possibly imagined that trying to whack a fence post from the hood of a 4-wheeler might be a bad idea? Gasp!

That thar bob whar* didn’t seem to welcoming either.

*Texan for...
Posted by ghporter, on May 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been playing with how I time my pour over. ... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
I’ve been playing with how I time my pour over. I use two Melita cones to make two cups in the morning, and I use their unbleached filters.

I found - for us - a fairly ideal pour rate. I wet the...
Posted by ghporter, on May 13, 2021 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not if she’s being treated for cancer. Most... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Not if she’s being treated for cancer. Most chemo impairs the immune system, often severely. In a clinical situation, we’d put such patients on “reverse isolation”; we’d gown up to protect the...
Posted by ghporter, on May 13, 2021 at 05:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
andi, I have to agree that the iOmega technology... 1,309 Views / 5 Replies  
andi, I have to agree that the iOmega technology is flakey and not terribly dependable. I don’t know whether it’s as a crappy driver issue, a hardware being screwy issue, or a media issue. It could...
Posted by ghporter, on May 13, 2021 at 04:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Those are some fancy names for “a ceramic pour... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
Those are some fancy names for “a ceramic pour over cone” and “a stainless steel pour over cone.” And the AeroPress is much simpler than I’d expected; it’s a vertical coffee press with an optional...
Posted by ghporter, on May 11, 2021 at 12:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope Apple takes this as the “white hat” effort... 1,324 Views / 1 Replies  
I hope Apple takes this as the “white hat” effort it looks to be. The combination of ease of use and sketchy security with a stock AirTag is problem enough…
Posted by ghporter, on May 11, 2021 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I felt those references were to specific... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
I felt those references were to specific machines. I'll have to reread the article.
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2021 at 04:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sure your critique of the 5G performance you... 261,099 Views / 1,070 Replies  
I'm sure your critique of the 5G performance you get from those Pfizer injections will be as scathing as mine was. :D
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2021 at 04:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, it's my perception, not what Apple is... 2,802 Views / 16 Replies  
Yeah, it's my perception, not what Apple is saying, that's confusing you - and me. Some study of what Apple (and others) says about sleep has cleared up some of that for me.

Sleep is close to...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2021 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
“Everybody thinks they know how to write.” And... 65,679 Views / 351 Replies  
“Everybody thinks they know how to write.” And except for some small area of expertise, most people are quite wrong. This is especially true of ad copy.

Edit to fix stupid capitalization problem.
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2021 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We found that using smaller amounts of beans... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
We found that using smaller amounts of beans allowed for more consistent grinding, precisely because of the “beans ricocheting around” thing. Cutting down the load to start allowed the blades to...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel that there’s a lot going on in “sleep.” ... 2,802 Views / 16 Replies  
I feel that there’s a lot going on in “sleep.” For example, it appears that Time Machine does its thing whether the machine is asleep or awake - though my impression may be incorrect, and I’d like...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2021 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had thought as much. With my blade grinder I... 66,559 Views / 265 Replies  
I had thought as much. With my blade grinder I found that a coarser grind made it hard to get the coffee as strong as I wanted. My “too weak” assessment wasn’t as subjective as it might be, though....
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2021 at 10:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it gets to the meat of the issue without... 65,679 Views / 351 Replies  
Yeah, it gets to the meat of the issue without having a paragraph of exposition justifying the product’s existence.

If ya gotta use that many words to tell me what the product is and why I want...
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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