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That Gold Medal flour ad is really striking and... 59,903 Views / 344 Replies  
That Gold Medal flour ad is really striking and effective, especially compared to the overly wordy novelettes that so many ads of the era embrace.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 07:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
“Shitfaced” has been in good use in the US for... 59,903 Views / 344 Replies  
“Shitfaced” has been in good use in the US for ages. Longer than I’ve been alive, to be sure.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Roku Aquarium 41 Views / 0 Replies  
Is it just me, or does anyone else keep hoping the Roku devs buried a timed easter egg in the aquarium screensaver where that eel lunges out of its hole and catches and eats one of the fish?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My blood pressure can vary greatly between taking... 221,033 Views / 985 Replies  
My blood pressure can vary greatly between taking it when I arrive for an appointment and later in the appointment. My docs call it “white coat syndrome”. Basically just being at the docs office can...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 10:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYhaq2WxHTw/URW48vxMJHI... 59,903 Views / 344 Replies  
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Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Meanwhile, in Maricopa County...... 1,062,654 Views / 2,839 Replies  
Meanwhile, in Maricopa County... (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/06/nation/observers-maricopa-county-recount-report-procedural-problems/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The exclusive Marcel Duchamp design? 58,288 Views / 223 Replies  
The exclusive Marcel Duchamp design?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the fainting thing, too. I’m one of those... 221,033 Views / 985 Replies  
Yeah, the fainting thing, too. I’m one of those people who have been known to faint or get really light-headed when getting any kind of needle action. No problems with these shots, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They just want to make sure there aren’t any... 221,033 Views / 985 Replies  
They just want to make sure there aren’t any sudden complications, like extreme swelling, severe soreness, or some other rare reaction.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:eek: Maybe we could send Tufte back in time? 59,903 Views / 344 Replies  
:eek:
Maybe we could send Tufte back in time?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had to wait 15 minutes after both of my shots.... 221,033 Views / 985 Replies  
I had to wait 15 minutes after both of my shots. Maybe they just forgot to tell you the first time?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 7, 2021 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mad Men spanned the very late 50s through the... 311,497 Views / 684 Replies  
Mad Men spanned the very late 50s through the late 60s. The 60s didn't become "flower power shit" until the late 60s. And, even then, no era is ever uniformly whatever shorthand style we use as its...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2021 at 10:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect a lot of what you're experiencing has a... 271 Views / 5 Replies  
I suspect a lot of what you're experiencing has a lot (if not all) to do with Apple's privacy stance that came in with 14.5. Just prior to 14.5, I started getting a lot of app updates that said it...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 5, 2021 at 11:24 AM, in iOS Apps
Shhhhhh...You'll scare away the canned meat... 3,517 Views / 4 Replies  
Shhhhhh...You'll scare away the canned meat product purveyors.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 5, 2021 at 07:58 AM, in Gaming
"Drug with a reputation"? Sounds like a friend... 59,903 Views / 344 Replies  
"Drug with a reputation"?
Sounds like a friend of mine from high school.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2021 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clabber Girl FTW. 59,881 Views / 140 Replies  
Clabber Girl FTW.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2021 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just discovered Apple has pushed out the same... 271 Views / 5 Replies  
I just discovered Apple has pushed out the same fix to older devices. My ancient iPad Air is now updating to iOS 12.5.3.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2021 at 11:22 AM, in iOS Apps
iOS 14.5.1 271 Views / 5 Replies  
FYI, there’s a .1 update to recently-released iOS 14.5 available now. It patches a 0-day vulnerability found in WebKit.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 07:01 PM, in iOS Apps
Nahhhhh...hot wax. 59,881 Views / 140 Replies  
Nahhhhh...hot wax.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Remember, it was a spanking brand-new typeface in... 59,881 Views / 140 Replies  
Remember, it was a spanking brand-new typeface in the 20s, so it’s going to be used to death in the era. Kind of like Gotham was around the turn of the 21st century. Zeitgeist.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shouldn’t the migration assistant take care of... 362 Views / 2 Replies  
Shouldn’t the migration assistant take care of all that?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 04:33 PM, in Applications
My former employer would strenuously disagree... 59,881 Views / 140 Replies  
My former employer would strenuously disagree with you on that assessment.

And, to be honest, I have a bit of love for Cooper, too. You can kern the shit out of that face and it will still work....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 08:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How recent a model do you want? Apple sells... 319 Views / 3 Replies  
How recent a model do you want?
Apple sells refurbs, of course. Believe it or not, Verizon has refurbs, too, but they charge you MSRP as if it were new. There's also Amazon, which is only slightly...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2021 at 08:30 AM, in Marketplace
I find the lack of a vegetarian option really... 229,695 Views / 625 Replies  
I find the lack of a vegetarian option really odd, considering the industry especially. Yeah, I go nuke over that, too.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 1, 2021 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Arkansas father of transgender youth arrested... 1,062,654 Views / 2,839 Replies  
Arkansas father of transgender youth arrested after running 30 seconds over his allotted speaking time, testifying against proposed trans health care ban law....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 30, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What, exactly is Best Boy? I've seen it in movie... 229,695 Views / 625 Replies  
What, exactly is Best Boy? I've seen it in movie credits all my life, but I never understood what the job was. I assumed it to mean "crew dude who does whatever he's told".
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 30, 2021 at 08:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I always felt the G5 was a real high point for... 20,843 Views / 193 Replies  
I always felt the G5 was a real high point for Apple. The interior was so well thought-out. You could easily get to just about any bit a user might need to access, for service, cleaning, replacement,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a dual 2gig G5 sitting around doing... 20,843 Views / 193 Replies  
I have a dual 2gig G5 sitting around doing nothing, too. I probably should just recycle it, but that aluminum case is just so awesome.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2021 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sources report M2 Macs could arrive as soon as... 20,843 Views / 193 Replies  
Sources report M2 Macs could arrive as soon as July. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/report-apples-m2-chip-has-entered-production-and-will-ship-as-soon-as-july/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2021 at 08:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're pretty obviously very narrowly defining... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
You're pretty obviously very narrowly defining design as strictly technical/industrial design, and belittling anything else. "Cute" book covers? Really? You sound a whole lot like a windows IT guy,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2021 at 07:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is your MBP covered by Apple’s keyboard recall?... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
Is your MBP covered by Apple’s keyboard recall? My wife’s MBP had a crap keyboard, so we took it in and they replaced the entire top panel, complete with a new, improved keyboard. Thing types like...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’d necessarily have to eliminate qualified... 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
You’d necessarily have to eliminate qualified immunity laws for cops to make those changes, and I really doubt they’d sit still for that. QI is pretty much a free pass for any personal responsibility.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 05:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Tucker Carlson handed out some scary marching... 221,033 Views / 985 Replies  
Tucker Carlson handed out some scary marching orders to his viewers in regards to people wearing masks outside...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 05:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Totally agree! Even my trusty late-2009 iMac... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
Totally agree!
Even my trusty late-2009 iMac is still a very capable daily worker, using Photoshop and Illustrator without a hitch.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's interesting. The designers I know... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
That's interesting. The designers I know (including myself) are all using various flavors of iMacs (especially the 27" model)

Graphic design is still pretty much a no-go on an iPad, though,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is a good (incomplete) list. ... 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
I think this is a good (incomplete) list.
However, is salary an issue in most places? I was under the impression that members of the police are, at least compared with other public employees like...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 07:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Illustration is one type of work being done on... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
Illustration is one type of work being done on iPads. iPad Pros with Apple Pens. Also, stuff like costume design, character design, color studies, storyboarding, cartooning, etc. are being done on...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 27, 2021 at 07:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Before tossing old stuff out, you might want to... 436 Views / 10 Replies  
Before tossing old stuff out, you might want to see if groups like these folks (https://68kmla.org/forums/) would want it.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:19 AM, in Marketplace
RIP Shock G 542 Views / 2 Replies  
Greg “Shock G” Jacobs, aka Humpty Hump, died yesterday. (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/23/shock-g-co-founder-digital-underground-dies-hip-hop) Dude was only 57.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 23, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s simply not true, at least not for cops. 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
That’s simply not true, at least not for cops.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 22, 2021 at 10:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Got Signal? 800 Views / 1 Replies  
Okay, so this is an epic blog post from the CEO of Signal.
Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite UFED and Physical Analyzer from an app's perspective...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 22, 2021 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’re taking the position that a firearm can... 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
You’re taking the position that a firearm can only be used in a lethal manner, which is nonsense. The problem is that US cops aren’t trained to use the option to disable.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2021 at 08:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or, y’know, shoot to disable? Like every other... 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
Or, y’know, shoot to disable? Like every other western nation trains their police?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2021 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, yeah, there’s that, too. Nevertheless,... 571 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, yeah, there’s that, too.
Nevertheless, it looks like I’m going to have to find a new mail client.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2021 at 04:17 PM, in iOS Apps
Mail app for an old iPad? 571 Views / 4 Replies  
My iPad Air is frozen at iOS 12.5.2 due to its age. No problem, really. But, now Google has decided that the version of Mail.app no longer meets their security standards, and has started to block my...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM, in iOS Apps
I think ditching the Apple logo is odd. As for... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
I think ditching the Apple logo is odd. As for the chin...That's a pretty handy place to hang post-it notes. I have four on the chin of my iMac right now.

I'm perturbed about the white bezels,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2021 at 10:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
Guilty.
Guilty.
Guilty.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 20, 2021 at 05:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Judging by the comments at places like Ars... 1,754 Views / 84 Replies  
Judging by the comments at places like Ars Technica, a lot of people are perplexed/pissed by the paltry base RAM.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 20, 2021 at 04:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Chauvin jury is about to deliver their verdict. 140,026 Views / 458 Replies  
Chauvin jury is about to deliver their verdict.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 20, 2021 at 04:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Even the manual reload on this EGO trimmer is... 1,585 Views / 26 Replies  
Even the manual reload on this EGO trimmer is crazy simple compared to my gas trimmer. You just thread the string through one feed hole and out through the other one until there’s an equal length out...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 19, 2021 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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