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I wasn’t asked if I wanted the Hepatitis A or B... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
I wasn’t asked if I wanted the Hepatitis A or B vaccines; they just gave them to me. I don’t understand why there’s any choice in the military about this particular vaccine.
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 11:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah. And the amazing thing is there still... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
Yeah. And the amazing thing is there still aren’t enormous lines for “get me that shot!!!”. I don’t get it.

I am fully vaccinated, but I don’t trust just about anyone I don’t really personally...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I know of the “tree seeking device,” and... 165 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, I know of the “tree seeking device,” and it’s included in MANY things. Charlie Brown’s kite, is a prime example.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 21, 2021 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It seems that the better/two shot vaccines are... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
It seems that the better/two shot vaccines are less effective at preventing the delta variant than preventing the original virus. However, evidence shows that most people who ARE vaccinated and...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First I upgraded both the CPU and the hard drive.... 615 Views / 6 Replies  
First I upgraded both the CPU and the hard drive. I used not quite the fastest chip that would work, but it’s pretty fast. And I took out the stock 300GB hard drive and installed a 500GB SSD (a bit...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM, in macOS
The Bloom County FB group has recently had issues... 10,031 Views / 44 Replies  
The Bloom County FB group has recently had issues with off-topic posting. So anything not related to Mr. Breathed or Bloom County has, sometimes pretty quickly, been purged. It's nice to see the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 16, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your experience was a little more unpleasant than... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
Your experience was a little more unpleasant than mine for the second shot. But like you, I was fine the next day.

Around here, a lot of establishments have signs that say “fully vaccinated...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 16, 2021 at 12:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a specific, not for anything else, email... 230,129 Views / 574 Replies  
I have a specific, not for anything else, email account for all those “you gotta sign up for accounts.” It’s Gmail so I can dump it whenever I want. Often, after set up or whatever digital rights...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 16, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“We’re just going to stand WAY over here, like... 271,538 Views / 661 Replies  
“We’re just going to stand WAY over here, like nothing happened…”

Wow, talk about lucky!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey ricky, welcome back! 2,687 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey ricky, welcome back!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Home Depot's business strategy is to use... 230,129 Views / 574 Replies  
I think Home Depot's business strategy is to use the absolute minimum amount of light to encourage people to buy stuff they couldn't actually examine/read labels on/etc. Compared to Lowe's, every HD...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's worse, I think than a carton of "half and... 2,400 Views / 50 Replies  
It's worse, I think than a carton of "half and half" having a label that says "contains milk." Really?

"The State of California" "knows" that a lot of things can cause diseases like cancer. But...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2021 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As I took it. But the "L word" has a bad rep... 2,400 Views / 50 Replies  
As I took it. But the "L word" has a bad rep lately, so I explained...probably not well.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ouch. That’s going to last a while. It... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
Ouch. That’s going to last a while.

It seems that a lot of people are getting a refresher in the Greek alphabet lately. Is Epsilon far from emergence? Let’s ask the mouth-breathing,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Back then, probably. I survived worse growing up... 2,400 Views / 50 Replies  
Back then, probably. I survived worse growing up then and there. For a hint at some of it, read this. (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Senior was an interesting person. An auteur in... 354 Views / 2 Replies  
Senior was an interesting person. An auteur in some ways, an eccentric in others.

Apparently, he and RDJ used to “bond” by sharing drugs. Definitely eccentric in that.

His film, Putney Swope,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s an old Detroit staple: Better Made Potato... 2,400 Views / 50 Replies  
Here’s an old Detroit staple: Better Made Potato Chips:
https://new.store.bettermade.com/assets/images/thumbnails/original%20chips_thumbnail.jpg

When I was a kid, eating these meant an automatic...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting, if slightly disturbing.... 2,400 Views / 50 Replies  
Interesting, if slightly disturbing....
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, a number of states have had big upticks in... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
Sadly, a number of states have had big upticks in their hospitalizations, mostly due to the Delta variant. Care to guess what color those states are?

I said “sadly,” but part of me says “they...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 02:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Robert Downey SENIOR 354 Views / 2 Replies  
Variety (and others) reported that Robert Downey Sr. passed away yesterday at 85. ( https://variety.com/2021/film/news/robert-downey-sr-dead-robert-downey-jr-1235013682/ )

I wonder how RDJ is...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is it the “click” you miss, or the travel, or... 230,129 Views / 574 Replies  
Is it the “click” you miss, or the travel, or something else?

My last Cherry keyboard was decades ago, but when you hit that key you KNEW you’d hit it. Lots of multi sensory feedback with every...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Then there’s this: “Tactical Bacon” by CMMG (an... 2,400 Views / 50 Replies  
Then there’s this: “Tactical Bacon” by CMMG (an actual firearms company) ( https://www.amazon.com/CMMG-Tactical-Cooked-Bacon-9-Ounce/dp/B003RC5FQ2)
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
N95 is your friend. Masks work in both... 303,390 Views / 1,120 Replies  
N95 is your friend. Masks work in both directions, and the push about “they protect others”, while not actually exaggerated, seems to have been a try at getting some altruism going. Fat chance in...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Doc, I don’t know what college students in the UK... 812 Views / 14 Replies  
Doc, I don’t know what college students in the UK do when they aren’t in class, but my friends have simply introduced a time wasting college bar (not at all like a pub) activity.

In my...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2021 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congratulations on finding a passion. I always... 812 Views / 14 Replies  
Congratulations on finding a passion. I always loved teaching, in spite of - or maybe because of - the “interesting” ideas some students came up with.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2021 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It looks like all it took was running the Post... 615 Views / 6 Replies  
It looks like all it took was running the Post Install tool (and the Patch Updater) along with a few reboots.

I'm amazed that my user setup was preserved. It's all there, including stuff like my...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2021 at 02:39 PM, in macOS
Unfortunately I think I’m going to have to do a... 615 Views / 6 Replies  
Unfortunately I think I’m going to have to do a full Mojave installation again. The thing got stuck in a loop and would reboot over and over. Unless it decided to just quit with a big “NO OS”...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2021 at 02:01 PM, in macOS
Ummmmm. Isn’t that like saying Los Angeles is... 230,129 Views / 574 Replies  
Ummmmm. Isn’t that like saying Los Angeles is not a good site for emissions testing? Just curious.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2021 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“Valuable Lesson” 615 Views / 6 Replies  
Today, I decided to see just what System Updates my upgraded iMac wanted me to install. They seemed benign; security updates for Mojave, an update for Safari…nothing scary.

Except I forgot that I...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2021 at 05:29 PM, in macOS
So far, I haven’t found anything that “hinders”... 11,094 Views / 20 Replies  
So far, I haven’t found anything that “hinders” me in Mojave, but there are some added nice-to-have items in Catalina and Big Sur that make it feel that it’s time to upgrade.

Has anyone jumped...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 24, 2021 at 05:15 PM, in macOS
High Life was the first beer I chose for myself. ... 1,132 Views / 25 Replies  
High Life was the first beer I chose for myself. Smooth, nice highlights, but not too hoppy or too heavy.

I will quibble on “don’t cook with beer you wouldn’t drink”, though. Beer bread is often...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2021 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Avocados, onions (finely chopped), maybe diced... 1,132 Views / 25 Replies  
Avocados, onions (finely chopped), maybe diced tomato, maybe peppers (I like mild guacamole, so if we do that it’s bell peppers), garlic and lime juice.

Adding cilantro (maybe), sometimes whole...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 22, 2021 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s hard to do guacamole badly, if you try just... 1,132 Views / 25 Replies  
It’s hard to do guacamole badly, if you try just a little. My wife learned from a neighbor when we lived in Austin. Norma was from Brownsville, and stuff like guacamole was just “normal food,” but...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I didn’t have any beer either, but that’s... 1,132 Views / 25 Replies  
Well I didn’t have any beer either, but that’s because of the medicines I’m on at the moment.

I’m keeping a list, though, so catch up will be organized. Same with foods; the meds make things “not...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 21, 2021 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks. Mine is going nicely. No real plans,... 1,132 Views / 25 Replies  
Thanks. Mine is going nicely. No real plans, but that’s fine.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2021 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They are “that’s made up, right?” creepy. Sadly,... 69,235 Views / 151 Replies  
They are “that’s made up, right?” creepy. Sadly, they aren’t made up…. Ewwwwwwww.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2021 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And however serious this thread is, I’m surprised... 954 Views / 10 Replies  
And however serious this thread is, I’m surprised nobody has chimed in with Carole King:
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Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2021 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been in one quake. It was a 3.something in... 954 Views / 10 Replies  
I’ve been in one quake. It was a 3.something in the late 1970s, with an epicenter somewhere in Indiana I think. It was a beautiful clear day, and my sister and I both felt and heard “thunder.” ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2021 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Spiders as in arachnids, or as in “Spider”... 69,235 Views / 151 Replies  
Spiders as in arachnids, or as in “Spider” roadsters.

As for arachnids, most are our friends. The times they’re not are usually because they’re in too close proximity to people. But they’re...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2021 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Back when I was stationed in South Mississippi,... 303,390 Views / 1,120 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... 271,538 Views / 661 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... 2,400 Views / 50 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... 1,166 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... 1,164 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… ... 230,129 Views / 574 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... 303,390 Views / 1,120 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... 303,390 Views / 1,120 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... 230,129 Views / 574 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,... 74,462 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... 303,390 Views / 1,120 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
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