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I should add that my wording, intended to be... 510,166 Views / 763 Replies  
I should add that my wording, intended to be humorous and to evoke a particular type of footwear, seems to have failed at both goals. Oops.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 06:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have two points of view on this. “All the... 510,166 Views / 763 Replies  
I have two points of view on this.

“All the world’s a stage” is very much a literal thing. Are you going to feel a deep level of trust in a surgeon who is dressed as if he was just tinkering with...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When did extremely brief cocktail dresses and "I... 510,166 Views / 763 Replies  
When did extremely brief cocktail dresses and "I charge by the hour" heels become "business dress" for women? Seriously.

I saw it in more than one kind of situation, more often than not a skilled...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 19, 2022 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not everyone who wants to use XCode is a bad guy.... 519 Views / 8 Replies  
Not everyone who wants to use XCode is a bad guy. But the ones who poke through the code in XCode to find the little flaws and slips that they can exploit ARE bad guys. And some of them use this...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 19, 2022 at 08:37 PM, in iOS Apps
The bad guys apparently have access to XCode... ... 519 Views / 8 Replies  
The bad guys apparently have access to XCode... And that means they can poke at the underpinnings of that widely used platform for programming MacOS/iOS/iPadOS/etc. apps to find the vulnerabilities....
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2022 at 05:49 PM, in iOS Apps
My fave grocery/gas station has regular for... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
My fave grocery/gas station has regular for $2.84⁹. Good thing, as we're kinda busy on the road for the rest of the week, and we're going (not too far) out of town this weekend.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2022 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I only saw it (not pushed) because there were a... 519 Views / 8 Replies  
I only saw it (not pushed) because there were a number of articles online about iOS 16 being available. Nope, but 15.7 was. I upgraded my iPhone 13 Mini last night, and I'll do my wife's Mini and...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2022 at 08:42 PM, in iOS Apps
Further review leads me to think you’re right. 478,789 Views / 1,018 Replies  
Further review leads me to think you’re right.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2022 at 04:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can’t script that kind of thing. Slapstick... 478,789 Views / 1,018 Replies  
You can’t script that kind of thing. Slapstick gold, that’s what it is.

Anyone on two wheels must realize that “they can’t see you, but they’re out to get you”. In relatively self-preserving...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Google search says “this product in offered in... 424,421 Views / 1,115 Replies  
Google search says “this product in offered in this store.” Store’s web site doesn’t mention it at all. Store’s own app has no idea what “product” is. But Google is absolutely positive “product”...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can warm flour tortillas in a microwave in an... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
You can warm flour tortillas in a microwave in an actually tortilla warmer. If they just got cold a few minutes ago, just pop ‘em in, but if they’ve been sitting for a while, add a “not quite...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Considering that the monarchy is basically the... 358 Views / 5 Replies  
Considering that the monarchy is basically the only reason that Parliament has two houses - even though the House of Lords isn’t really that active in law making - I don’t know that just letting...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First, some boyfriend is going to be very sorry... 478,789 Views / 1,018 Replies  
First, some boyfriend is going to be very sorry he shared a video. Very sorry.

And it looks like the foam is filler in the blocks to - I dunno - insulate them or something? Because it looks like...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s an Apple Insider article (... 1,088 Views / 4 Replies  
Here’s an Apple Insider article ( https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/08/23/how-to-use-an-nvme-drive-to-upgrade-your-macs-ssd) about using NVME drives in Macs. It looks like it’s not a problem.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Properly prepared corn tortillas are great. ... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
Properly prepared corn tortillas are great. Properly prepared flour tortillas are great. The key: do it right.

With corn, the masa has to be mixed fresh just before the tortillas are formed, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It looks like a doable task. iFixit (... 1,088 Views / 4 Replies  
It looks like a doable task. iFixit ( https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Early+2015+SSD+Replacement/38535) has a great guide for the task. I linked to the 13” version, but the 11”...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What, no RIP Elizabeth II Thread? 358 Views / 5 Replies  
The longest reigning monarch in British history, and second longest in ALL history has died. And I’m sad.

Years ago, Esquire magazine ran a short article on Elizabeth II, which started my...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I really wish the “ethanol for fuel” industry... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
I really wish the “ethanol for fuel” industry used only the non-food part of the corn, like stalks and husks, which are bulkier and have less sugar content, but don’t drive up the price of a...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to go with the simpler, quicker angles... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
I want to go with the simpler, quicker angles first. It seems that there’s a lot of online chatter about Touch ID, including with the M1 Macs. We’re going to thoroughly clean the sensor, delete the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 9, 2022 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
A system that is flawed but works for someone is... 883 Views / 7 Replies  
A system that is flawed but works for someone is superior (for them) to a “perfect” system that does not work for them.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 8, 2022 at 02:37 PM, in Applications
As far as I know it’s up to date. I have set... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
As far as I know it’s up to date.

I have set up another user (me) on that machine, and it usually lets me log in with my fingerprint just once, right after I’ve recorded the fingerprint.

I...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 8, 2022 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was lucky enough that the shattered rear glass... 424,421 Views / 1,115 Replies  
I was lucky enough that the shattered rear glass when my car was rear ended all stayed in the cargo area. And it was typical auto glass, so it disintegrated into small bits. Funny thing was that...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2022 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yesterday I filled up with regular at $2.95⁹ at... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
Yesterday I filled up with regular at $2.95⁹ at my local H-E-B’s (grocery chain) gas station. I went past a Valero (local oil company) station to get there, but their price was $3.10⁹. To me, a 15¢...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2022 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m primarily concerned about being able to read... 883 Views / 7 Replies  
I’m primarily concerned about being able to read items on my 13” MBP. The iPadOS version is pretty much similar in what it shows - though I don’t think that it shows the items in the same order as...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2022 at 10:38 AM, in Applications
Thanks. I wasn’t sure if there was something... 425 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks. I wasn’t sure if there was something about software that might be messing things up, or some setting that I didn’t know about.

Is this a Genius Bar issue? I hope so…

We will figure...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2022 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
M1 MBA - Fingerprint Reader Unusable 425 Views / 6 Replies  
The fingerprint reader on my wife’s M1 MBA is essentially useless. It will read her print for a short time after she redoes that print, but a few hours later, it rejects all attempts.

The...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 6, 2022 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I was afraid of that. I'd tried changing the... 883 Views / 7 Replies  
I was afraid of that. I'd tried changing the order of the calendars in the sidebar, without any noticeable effect. I was hoping there was a method that someone in Cupertino thought "everyone will...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 4, 2022 at 04:47 PM, in Applications
My local grocery/gas station has regular for... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
My local grocery/gas station has regular for 2.95⁹ today.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 4, 2022 at 10:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sort/Organize Calendar Items - Big Sur 883 Views / 7 Replies  
The various items in my calendar display come from a variety of different calendars, shared and local.

How do I - if it's possible - sort or organize which calendar and/or items are listed first? ...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 3, 2022 at 08:29 PM, in Applications
The price spread here (my local area) is $3.11⁹... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
The price spread here (my local area) is $3.11⁹ to $3.49⁹ according to Gas Buddy. It's been sort of settling around here, with a slow drift downward but not a lot of change. What surprised me is...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 22, 2022 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To answer my own question, no, the iOS/iPadOS... 1,151 Views / 2 Replies  
To answer my own question, no, the iOS/iPadOS updates did NOT mess up my devices ability to see my AirPrint server.

The day after I posted this thread, my Debian machine suddenly glitched badly. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 20, 2022 at 01:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Did iOS 15.6 Break My AirPrint Server? 1,151 Views / 2 Replies  
For the last couple of weeks, I haven’t been able to get my Debian Linux-based AirPrint server working. It WAS working fine.

So did upgrading to 15.6 (iOS and iPadOS) change something so that my...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 17, 2022 at 10:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, no neck or back injuries. I was stopped,... 424,421 Views / 1,115 Replies  
Yeah, no neck or back injuries. I was stopped, and when the vehicle was hit, the driver seat tilted backward, cushioning that fore. But when the car stopped (the front tire ran into a curb), I was...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 17, 2022 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. Yes it does. It’s also spooky quiet. The... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
Yes. Yes it does. It’s also spooky quiet. The placement of the engines and design of the tail directs both exhaust heat signature and noise up and behind. If you hear the thing, it’s because it’s...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In the movies, you only see the take the director... 29,673 Views / 203 Replies  
In the movies, you only see the take the director likes. How many “dork” takes wind up on the cutting room floor? Probably tons of ‘em.
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s what happened (Friday evening, about 8:20... 424,421 Views / 1,115 Replies  
Here’s what happened (Friday evening, about 8:20 PM): I was stopped at a stop sign, looking both ways before proceeding. Suddenly there was a huge noise and I was on the other side of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We had water falling from the sky yesterday. ... 333,033 Views / 511 Replies  
We had water falling from the sky yesterday. What the heck is that stuff?

Yeah, the system that had been parked over much of Texas moved off and a tropical system brought in rain. Quite a bit of...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 10:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And again, Baldwin being a non-gun person, he... 29,673 Views / 203 Replies  
And again, Baldwin being a non-gun person, he didn't have to "pull" the trigger if he already had his finger on it when the hammer was pulled back. It's another issue with not having a qualified,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Auto insurance claims, and rental car offices,... 424,421 Views / 1,115 Replies  
Auto insurance claims, and rental car offices, are “weekday only” things. Dang it.

I got rear-ended on Friday evening, filed my claim online once I got home, but NOTHING could move forward until...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Belt feed is very complicated; you either have to... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
Belt feed is very complicated; you either have to shove a round into the chamber from the belt (the less complex option, but still fiddly) or you have to pull it out of the belt and then shove it...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 16, 2022 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s true. With a longer barrel you have more... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
That’s true. With a longer barrel you have more “barrel time,” which equates to more time to burn more propellant and thus theoretically increase velocity.

However, that may not be necessarily...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2022 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In the real world, barrel length is only partly... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
In the real world, barrel length is only partly responsible for the maximum amount of energy imparted on a bullet. If the propellant is fully burned while the bullet is in a short barrel, it...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2022 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is one of the few times I think having... 478,789 Views / 1,018 Replies  
This is one of the few times I think having Boeing move to Chicago is “good.” They have the majority of their corporate management there, and should be able to get their 777 experts on hand to...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2022 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, LOTS of stuff to rag on. The guy with... 478,789 Views / 1,018 Replies  
OK, LOTS of stuff to rag on.

The guy with the “wig-wag” flashlights? Either he wigged out, or was completely incompetent - if he was present at all. Update: It looks like this was on a taxiway...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2022 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Huzzah!!! 1,148 Views / 4 Replies  
Huzzah!!!
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2022 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
Yep, it’s that way. Mostly in the Air Force it... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
Yep, it’s that way. Mostly in the Air Force it was because “standard manning” was below 80% of authorized positions. There was always stuff that needed doing, and only so much of it could be...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2022 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Several reasons. My "regular" job was not taking... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
Several reasons. My "regular" job was not taking up all of my duty time. Even when you're a Senior NCO, if you're not busy, somebody will find something for you to do. Usually not something fun,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2022 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Messages - Spammers Tricks and More, A Rant 1,148 Views / 4 Replies  
It seems that MacOS (11.6.2) Messages doesn't have the option to block senders, which IS present on both iOS and iPadOS (15.6 in both cases).

So when my wife said "Why should I care if Disney...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 6, 2022 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
From actual personal experience, it is easiest to... 5,480 Views / 226 Replies  
From actual personal experience, it is easiest to tolerate high Gs - and do anything active - in a seated, reclined position. Every Mercury/Gemini/Apollo/Shuttle launch was accomplished with crew...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Regular is $3.31⁹ at my favorite grocery/gas... 9,155 Views / 169 Replies  
Regular is $3.31⁹ at my favorite grocery/gas station. Gas Buddy says it’s as low as $3.24⁹ in the local area, but that’s at a non-chain convenience store. I’ll stick with a known-good store and...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 5, 2022 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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