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It appears now that Trump’s kickback in the... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
It appears now that Trump’s kickback in the TikTok deal will be laundered through a Texas-based “educational charity”, which seems to have some tie-in to his “patriotic” education dogwhistle.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 03:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If past is prologue, Collins will fall in line... 54,294 Views / 356 Replies  
If past is prologue, Collins will fall in line after her “concerned” phase.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 02:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think it will be hard for the Dems to... 54,294 Views / 356 Replies  
I don’t think it will be hard for the Dems to vote against any woman who Trump deems up to his standards. Any Trump nominee, man or woman, is all but guaranteed to be a slimy piece of work, easily...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 12:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mitch is gonna push a confirmation vote through... 54,294 Views / 356 Replies  
Mitch is gonna push a confirmation vote through before her body’s cold. I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens sometime over the next two weeks.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 18, 2020 at 09:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple put a hold on that security move, though.... 462 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple put a hold on that security move, though. I’m not sure what their new timetable is for pushing it out now.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 17, 2020 at 03:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When I got the original Air, the selling point to... 684 Views / 23 Replies  
When I got the original Air, the selling point to me (over a standard iPad) was the less bulk and weight of the Air. Dunno how that compares between the new machines, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 17, 2020 at 08:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And, down goes Caputo! Well...He’s taking a 60... 43,425 Views / 673 Replies  
And, down goes Caputo!
Well...He’s taking a 60 day leave of absence “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family” but I think we all can read between those lines. Also, his aide, Paul...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 16, 2020 at 02:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, I forgot about the lack of a legitimate... 684 Views / 23 Replies  
Ah, I forgot about the lack of a legitimate headphone jack. That definitely takes it down a notch or two for me.
Apple won't give me anything for my current Air, because it doesn't hold a charge.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 16, 2020 at 05:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There just aren’t adequate words for this one,... 43,425 Views / 673 Replies  
There just aren’t adequate words for this one, (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/09/bonkers-federal-podcast-downplays-covid-19-blasts-health-restrictions/) other than maybe to say that Michael...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 15, 2020 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
iPad Air 684 Views / 23 Replies  
Man, that new iPad Air (https://www.apple.com/ipad-air/) Apple revealed today sure looks tempting. I’ve been limping along with a first-gen Air with battery-won’t-hold-a-charge issues for awhile now....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 15, 2020 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I did the prescription sunglasses thing ages ago.... 81,083 Views / 465 Replies  
I did the prescription sunglasses thing ages ago. It became a real PITA to have to carry both sets of glasses around with me, ‘cause it was a rare day that I spent 100% of my time outdoors. As lame...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 15, 2020 at 06:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Climate change denialist given senior position at... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
Climate change denialist given senior position at NOAA. (https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/climate-change-denialist-given-top-role-major-us-science-agency)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 15, 2020 at 07:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If it were anyone other than Roger Stone, I'd be... 1,797 Views / 35 Replies  
If it were anyone other than Roger Stone, I'd be inclined to agree. But, Roger Stone is (still) a highly influential person in conservative circles, largely because he's been the movement's...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 14, 2020 at 12:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Technically, wouldn’t it be the other way around,... 111,134 Views / 405 Replies  
Technically, wouldn’t it be the other way around, chronologically?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 13, 2020 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The crazy has gotten to where I won’t be... 1,797 Views / 35 Replies  
The crazy has gotten to where I won’t be surprised by anything this administration might try to pull, election-wise.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 13, 2020 at 03:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump admin withholds funds from FDNY 9/11 fund 257 Views / 1 Replies  
Trump administration secretly withheld millions from FDNY 9/11 health program....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 11, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Diana Rigg 432 Views / 3 Replies  
Diana Rigg passed away early this morning. She was 82. (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54106509)
BBC obit. (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27986272)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 10, 2020 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey Siri, answer the phone 442 Views / 0 Replies  
Is there a way to get Siri to answer an incoming call over speakerphone?

Indiana mandates hands-free operation of phones while driving, so my wife got one of those clip-on phone holders for her...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 8, 2020 at 06:18 PM, in iOS Apps
Here’s a very interesting read on researchers... 43,425 Views / 673 Replies  
Here’s a very interesting read on researchers studying how COVID19 goes to work once it enters the body. ...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 7, 2020 at 11:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, they did. That's why Comcast and Verizon... 3,473 Views / 23 Replies  
Yeah, they did. That's why Comcast and Verizon can shake-down Netflix without a worry.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 6, 2020 at 08:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump bans all federal diversity training.... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
Trump bans all federal diversity training. (https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/515239-white-house-tells-federal-agencies-to-cancel-divisive-racial)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 5, 2020 at 03:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean other than acting as convenient “proof”... 3,007 Views / 120 Replies  
You mean other than acting as convenient “proof” that the mail is far too insecure to trust vote-by-mail?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 4, 2020 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Returning a U-Haul truck while black.... 61,093 Views / 392 Replies  
Returning a U-Haul truck while black. (https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/tallahassee-couple-arrested-for-assault-accused-of-shooting-at-family-returning-u-haul-truck)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 3, 2020 at 04:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Tom Seaver 622 Views / 0 Replies  
One of the greatest pitchers in baseball has passed at 75. (https://baseballhall.org/discover/hall-of-fame-pitcher-tom-seaver-passes-away) Complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you can at all swing it (i.e. you aren't... 687 Views / 7 Replies  
If you can at all swing it (i.e. you aren't encumbered by crushing debt, a family, legal obligations, etc.), I would very much encourage you (or anyone) to jump off the treadmill and go see the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, hey, speaking of coal...Trump admin eases... 454 Views / 35 Replies  
Oh, hey, speaking of coal...Trump admin eases pollution rules targeted at coal industry. (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/09/epa-issues-new-rules-on-coal-plant-pollution/) You can never have too...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Sep 1, 2020 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Heard an interesting stat today. COVID is now the... 43,425 Views / 673 Replies  
Heard an interesting stat today. COVID is now the third leading cause of death in the US, after cancer and heart disease. It’s displaced the perennial third-place cause of death, automobile accidents.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 31, 2020 at 04:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is Trump making a visit up there? Seems like a... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
Is Trump making a visit up there? Seems like a perfect time and place to rally the bundists. :rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 31, 2020 at 02:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There’s definitely a learning curve with... 81,083 Views / 465 Replies  
There’s definitely a learning curve with progressives, but you get accustomed to things fairly quickly. One key detail when getting progressives is to get a frame with a reasonably large lens area....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 30, 2020 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Electricity, Oil, and Coal: The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind 454 Views / 35 Replies  
How Trump Appointees Short-Circuited Electric Grid Modernization (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/08/how-trump-appointees-short-circuited-grid-modernization/615433/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 29, 2020 at 06:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
(in Photoshop. I also know nothing of Pixelmator)... 776 Views / 6 Replies  
(in Photoshop. I also know nothing of Pixelmator) Well, you could use the magic wand to select the equations, then save that selection. That would give you a "template" of sorts, that you could...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 29, 2020 at 08:38 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
For the record, I’ve been called for jury duty... 3,007 Views / 120 Replies  
For the record, I’ve been called for jury duty three times and have served twice. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. You’re doing something that actually matters, and the serious discussions in the jury...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 27, 2020 at 07:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You sure? Here in Indiana, the jury eligibility... 3,007 Views / 120 Replies  
You sure? Here in Indiana, the jury eligibility roll is compiled through the BMV (where you can get simple ID cards as well as drivers licenses) and the Department of Workforce Development. No voter...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 27, 2020 at 08:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The situation doesn't warrant such an expensive... 1,265 Views / 21 Replies  
The situation doesn't warrant such an expensive move. In Epic's case, it's not like you could buy them up and shut the business down without seriously pissing-off millions of gamers, many of whom, no...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 26, 2020 at 05:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Progressive bifocals. Been wearing them for... 81,083 Views / 465 Replies  
Yeah. Progressive bifocals. Been wearing them for ages now. Once you get used to them, they're great. When you first get progressives, though, things like walking down stairs can be disconcerting....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 26, 2020 at 04:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got new lenses for my glasses today. Now I go... 81,083 Views / 465 Replies  
Got new lenses for my glasses today. Now I go through the learning-to-see-again period. Gah.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 26, 2020 at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And the grift goes on... Trump Has Now Moved... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
And the grift goes on...
Trump Has Now Moved $2.3 Million Of Campaign-Donor Money Into His Private Business...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 26, 2020 at 10:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Judge rules Florida order to reopen all schools... 43,425 Views / 673 Replies  
Judge rules Florida order to reopen all schools illegal. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/judge-rules-florida-cant-force-all-schools-to-reopen-amid-pandemic/)
Florida government...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 25, 2020 at 03:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, I get that long delay sometimes, too. ... 868 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, I get that long delay sometimes, too.

Have you noticed if you get it mostly when you're loading a thread, as opposed to just a forum view? I know sometimes people post unnecessarily...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 25, 2020 at 02:24 PM, in Feedback
That bright red glow in the sky to your east?... 3,007 Views / 120 Replies  
That bright red glow in the sky to your east? That's Indiana.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 25, 2020 at 10:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indiana, you don't have to register under... 3,007 Views / 120 Replies  
Here in Indiana, you don't have to register under a particular party to vote in the general elections. I've never declared a party affiliation. Indiana, though, does not have open primaries. You have...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 25, 2020 at 07:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No. But I did die and was sent back from the... 1,096 Views / 4 Replies  
No. But I did die and was sent back from the light. Very disappointing.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 25, 2020 at 07:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not a big fan of super-hero movies. I did... 1,166 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm not a big fan of super-hero movies. I did catch WW on cable, and thought it was more-or-less fun. The trailer for WW84 doesn't do anything for me, though. The trailer for the new Batman reboot...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 25, 2020 at 07:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bannon has to be sweating, too. Epstein’s... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
Bannon has to be sweating, too. Epstein’s “suicide” comes to mind, of course. Did Bannon get involved with any Putin-adjacent groups during his time in Europe after leaving the White House? He got...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 24, 2020 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
USPS takes mail fraud very seriously. It reflects... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
USPS takes mail fraud very seriously. It reflects badly on the property.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 24, 2020 at 05:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Postal workers defy orders and reinstall... 3,007 Views / 120 Replies  
Postal workers defy orders and reinstall high-speed sorting machines. (https://www.postaltimes.com/postalnews/washington-postal-workers-defy-usps-orders-and-reinstall-mail-sorting-machines/)

Forty...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 24, 2020 at 09:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 24, 2020 at 09:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just in case you weren’t really sure if Steven... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
Just in case you weren’t really sure if Steven Miller is a total sh*tstainterrible person......
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 21, 2020 at 12:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Per WSJ, the Trump administration has reversed... 43,425 Views / 673 Replies  
Per WSJ, the Trump administration has reversed course and COVID data collection will revert back to the CDC.
(I’m not linking to the WSJ story because it’s paywalled)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 20, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There’s speculation now that, back in July, Bill... 455,809 Views / 2,579 Replies  
There’s speculation now that, back in July, Bill Barr discovered that the SDNY was investigating We Build The Wall, and that prompted his midnight firing of Geoffrey Berman, and his attempt to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 20, 2020 at 04:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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