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I use one of those metal stove top doodads. Seems... 409 Views / 38 Replies  
I use one of those metal stove top doodads. Seems a good trade off. Still a nice cup of coffee but simple and fast to make. Also, if it's good enough for the Italians then who am I to complain.
I...
Posted by Doc HM, on Yesterday at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
fekker didn't even have the decency to stick... 60,996 Views / 472 Replies  
fekker didn't even have the decency to stick around. Hopefully camera footage nailed him.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 24, 2019 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's childish food but baked potatoes, with the... 1,943 Views / 44 Replies  
It's childish food but baked potatoes, with the skin crispy plenty of healthy healthy butter smushed in with a nice mature grated cheddar and slices of chorizo is the food of the gods.
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2019 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, we are about to find out. Will this... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Well, we are about to find out.

Will this one go they way the polling is telling us? If so then Labour will be royally forked and BoJ will be returned with an actual working majority.

Unless......
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 29, 2019 at 06:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So Boris has managed to loose another vote in... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
So Boris has managed to loose another vote in parliament. Is anyone still counting? But vowed to try again to get an election tomorrow. This time he's saying he'll ditch the bill and just go for an...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 28, 2019 at 06:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And now the lib dems seem to have gone mad and... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
And now the lib dems seem to have gone mad and offered to table legislation that would allow an election on the 9th. Meaning all BoJ needs is a single vote win.
Swinson (LibDem leader) claims this...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 27, 2019 at 03:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
BackBlaze saved the entire company my friend... 3,777 Views / 4 Replies  
BackBlaze saved the entire company my friend works at one time. Now THAT's a story.

Safe to say, he recommends it.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 24, 2019 at 04:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm going to come out and say it. I no longer... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
I'm going to come out and say it. I no longer have ANY idea just what the F is going on.

Spending most of today in the car I managed to catch the news repeating over several hours and I cant even...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 24, 2019 at 04:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If Johnson resigns he just resigns as PM, just as... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
If Johnson resigns he just resigns as PM, just as May did, so the Tories run another leadership election but we retain a Tory government. I would think this was unlikely.

As of today (this evening...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 22, 2019 at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh it is. Very. But that’s fine. It is it’s own... 1,683 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh it is. Very. But that’s fine. It is it’s own film. I would definitely say get over any trailer anxiety and see it.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 21, 2019 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Joker: Discuss 1,683 Views / 3 Replies  
Well I didn't have a ny great desire to see this but I ended up going with my daughter, and I'm very glad I did.

A superbly made film. The most convincing and believable (for a given amount of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect the installer issues may be down to the... 1,080 Views / 4 Replies  
I suspect the installer issues may be down to the complexity of going from an older version to one with a substantially different approach to the file system. Not only is it converting from HFS+ to...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 17, 2019 at 01:40 PM, in macOS
Handing out the letter in meetings shows a shaky... 24,397 Views / 297 Replies  
Handing out the letter in meetings shows a shaky (at best) understanding of the phrase "confidentially enclosing"

Still, at least he is a super stable genius, so he has that going for him.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 17, 2019 at 05:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Also I've had direct experience that the... 1,080 Views / 4 Replies  
Also I've had direct experience that the installer is terrible. Several clients have ended up with unusable systems after installer screw ups. More so than any other update in my memory.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 15, 2019 at 04:13 PM, in macOS
Todays best (and potentially confusing) Trumpism... 4,311 Views / 63 Replies  
Todays best (and potentially confusing) Trumpism in response to a question as to whether Giuliani was still is lawyer.

"I don't know. I haven't spoken to him. I spoke to him yesterday"

o....
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 13, 2019 at 04:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Speaking of which, visa-versa. Had a spin in a... 26,648 Views / 443 Replies  
Speaking of which, visa-versa. Had a spin in a friends race car, converted to road use. Although it was amazing and very very brutal, it was just not in any real sense a usable road car.

Dear god...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 13, 2019 at 01:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. Tracks show up the difference e between fast... 26,648 Views / 443 Replies  
Yup. Tracks show up the difference e between fast road setups and race setups pretty quickly. Doesn't stop them being fun just makes you realise how hard race tec has to work.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 13, 2019 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
4K video rig 1,625 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got to make sure a clients set up is good for shooting and editing 4K video.

Current set up is a 2013 trashcan Mac Pro with a 4TB SSD and 64GB RAM
This seems like a good base and there's not...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 10, 2019 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a lot of money and am very gullible. Will... 1,916 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a lot of money and am very gullible. Will you be my friend?
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 8, 2019 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ooooh. Fastest Car season 2 on "The Flix" ... 155,574 Views / 984 Replies  
ooooh.

Fastest Car season 2 on "The Flix"

https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80190009

The mini one is mental.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 25, 2019 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone else doubting Trumps “mocking” of Greta... 24,397 Views / 297 Replies  
Anyone else doubting Trumps “mocking” of Greta Thunberg.

It seems wildly out of character. In that it’s vaguely ironic. Slightly smart and not in your face bullying.

To me it seems more like...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 25, 2019 at 03:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It could be regarded and a resigning matter,... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
It could be regarded and a resigning matter, however Boris is very unlikely to do so, or even register that he's done wrong. In fact he's already spinning the judgement as not "unlawful" but merely...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 24, 2019 at 04:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I feel the woman in front of cell phone man was... 60,996 Views / 472 Replies  
I feel the woman in front of cell phone man was the luckiest. She had no clue, didn't move and managed to get away with it by millimetres.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 16, 2019 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oreo: your referenda would never fly here as it... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Oreo: your referenda would never fly here as it offers leavers two choices and clear victory for remain as every remain voter will simply vote as one bloc while the leave vote will be spilt. One with...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 12, 2019 at 04:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The EU will always grant an extension. The one... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
The EU will always grant an extension. The one overriding feeling is that it must be the UK that leaves. At no point does the EU want to be in the position where anyone here can look hack and say “we...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 12, 2019 at 04:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hopefully IF Boris has asked for an extension... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Hopefully IF Boris has asked for an extension when the election kicks in he'll have been made to look a fool AND the Brexit party will go all in to become the actual party of Brexit, eating into the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 8, 2019 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So where are we now? MPs have voted to make... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
So where are we now?

MPs have voted to make a no deal Brexit basically illegal by requiring the PM to request an extension before the 31st if no deal has been agreed. Sensibly they have actually...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 8, 2019 at 09:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm with WAS on this. I feel a remain victory in... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
I'm with WAS on this. I feel a remain victory in any election (after we get the now obligatory extension and BoJo explodes or more likely pretends he never really wanted no deal anyway) would do...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 6, 2019 at 05:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I also learned the etymology of the (awful) beef... 79,038 Views / 397 Replies  
I also learned the etymology of the (awful) beef based drink/foodstuff/gloop Bovril. (A sort of shit Marmite for US readers)

"The first part of the product's name comes from Latin bovīnus, meaning...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Today I learned that the late 1960s one hit... 79,038 Views / 397 Replies  
Today I learned that the late 1960s one hit wonder "Lily the Pink" by the Scaffold was actually based on a traditional US folk song called "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham" which (ribaldly) lampooned the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
oh and thirdly... On the plus side, after... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
oh and thirdly...

On the plus side, after Boris's humiliation in the house, we discovered that Theresa May CAN smile after all.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Although they don't seem to mind have different... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Although they don't seem to mind have different laws regarding abortion to the rest of the UK...

And while we are here. Sinn Fein haven't covered themselves in glory here either (surprise). I AM...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The majority of the issues with leaving revolve... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
The majority of the issues with leaving revolve around the various "red lines" that both parties have. On the EU side it's the not unreasonable one that the UK simply can't have a better deal by...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
None of it will end well. We will go out on the... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
None of it will end well. We will go out on the 31st with no deal. Because this is what Dominic Cummings (Boris's "special adviser" but in reality his controller), wants. Also a hard Brexit is...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 2, 2019 at 02:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hopefully this fiasco has shown everyone that in... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Hopefully this fiasco has shown everyone that in a functioning parliamentary democracy referendums are the worst way to go about things.

If you want to for example : Leave the EU at all costs....
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 31, 2019 at 04:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Especially after we sign whatever trade deal... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Especially after we sign whatever trade deal Trump has ready for us.
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 30, 2019 at 07:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Many spineless and valueless MPs decided their... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Many spineless and valueless MPs decided their election prospects trumped anything else. Even if that meant saving the exact opposite today of what they had explicitly said in some cases only days...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 30, 2019 at 10:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes he could order the bombing of Iran. That... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Yes he could order the bombing of Iran. That would be relatively easy as the legislation exists and Tony Blair set the precedent for not consulting Parliament so that’s entirely possible.
...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 30, 2019 at 03:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
To a large extend any checks on prime ministerial... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
To a large extend any checks on prime ministerial power depend on the prime minister acceeding to those checks.

Passing legislation etc of course requires voting and hence parliamentary...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 29, 2019 at 06:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Prince Andrew in “I had no idea that my friend, a... 238,227 Views / 2,503 Replies  
Prince Andrew in “I had no idea that my friend, a convicted paedophile, was a paedophile”shock
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 29, 2019 at 04:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Boris is an opportunist nothing more. He flipped... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
Boris is an opportunist nothing more. He flipped a coin (literally) and hitched his career to the leave campaign. Since then he's lied about the costs of leaving, lied about Turkey joining, lied...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 29, 2019 at 01:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The queen "could" in theory but she's allowed to... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
The queen "could" in theory but she's allowed to only as long as long as she never does. It would be the end of the constitutional monarchy if she ever did.

The public is still pretty much split....
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 29, 2019 at 02:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And the sheet hits the fan. No-one knows where... 5,442 Views / 80 Replies  
And the sheet hits the fan. No-one knows where this will end up. Labour now have nothing to loose in calling a vote of no confidence in the couple of days they have before this takes effect. That...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 28, 2019 at 03:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So, Greenland welcomes its new insect overlord? ... 24,397 Views / 297 Replies  
So, Greenland welcomes its new insect overlord?

At least the lucky Danes are spared a Trump visit as the baby leader throws his toys out of the pram at not being allowed to buy...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 21, 2019 at 05:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And don't get me started on the amount of money... 7,767 Views / 27 Replies  
And don't get me started on the amount of money people spend on their golf bats either!
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 15, 2019 at 09:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's the equivalent side pic from when it was... 7,767 Views / 27 Replies  
Here's the equivalent side pic from when it was on the road in 2003.
Still too high.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48526890677_6dc877fb3a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gW9ZWV)ZSside...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 13, 2019 at 05:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thats a good price. There's a premium on these... 7,767 Views / 27 Replies  
Thats a good price. There's a premium on these older VWs. There is no why. It's a hobby. The amount of money spent on my car so far wouldn't cover one of the eight road and trail cycles my brother...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 13, 2019 at 05:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So update time Blue car is now white, and... 7,767 Views / 27 Replies  
So update time

Blue car is now white, and working.

Stage 2 is the wide group 2 arches and the rally decals plus a few other bits including lowering it and adding my yellow wheels.
...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 12, 2019 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And continued deep state conspiracy theory in... 238,227 Views / 2,503 Replies  
And continued deep state conspiracy theory in 3...2...1...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 11, 2019 at 04:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's almost as bad as invoking Godwins law. ... 30,753 Views / 300 Replies  
That's almost as bad as invoking Godwins law.

The longer a thread about cancelled TV shows is the more likely it is to end with someone crying for more Firefly.
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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