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So far I just feel a little blah. By this time... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
So far I just feel a little blah. By this time after shot #2, I had a fever and mild chills. So far, so good, I guess.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I got my Pfizer booster today, after my doctor... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
I got my Pfizer booster today, after my doctor advised going for it. My wife got hers Tuesday and felt crappy Wednesday. She was better enough to work yesterday, but she's still a bit more tired...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2021 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My wife has that "no alert" thing happens... 2,485 Views / 90 Replies  
My wife has that "no alert" thing happens sometimes with her iPhone 8; usually it's a text from our son that she misses. Sometimes his text "info" has "Hide Alerts" selected. Out of nowhere, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2021 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, many blanks have some sort of wadding, but... 299,170 Views / 692 Replies  
Yes, many blanks have some sort of wadding, but it really doesn’t even take anything solid to cause a fatal wound if the gun is close enough, or the blank is powerful enough.

However, the whole...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 22, 2021 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Grill or griddle, that makes any bread product... 4,824 Views / 25 Replies  
Grill or griddle, that makes any bread product crispier. And it adds a different flavor if you use a good old fashioned cast iron griddle. Yum!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 21, 2021 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are several ways to avoid broken RJ45... 269 Views / 14 Replies  
There are several ways to avoid broken RJ45 latches.

High quality, pre-made cables might look like this:
...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 20, 2021 at 05:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a gigabit switch for a similar purpose (... 269 Views / 14 Replies  
I have a gigabit switch for a similar purpose ( https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/8-port-switch/tl-sg1008d/). It’s a “dumb” switch, so there’s no management - and unless you’re worried that...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 19, 2021 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Resume? Yes. But expect it to take more time... 321 Views / 6 Replies  
Resume? Yes. But expect it to take more time after resuming to verify previous, restart, etc.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 19, 2021 at 04:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I’ll also throw this out there: the concept of a... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
I’ll also throw this out there: the concept of a “wasted” organ. Say Joe Maga manages to get his sister’s kidney because she (at least in that family) is a good human being. Joe isn’t vaccinated,...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 18, 2021 at 07:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t bother with McAfee. It is super... 244 Views / 2 Replies  
I wouldn’t bother with McAfee. It is super intrusive in Win10, and I doubt it would be much better on MacOS, free or not.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 18, 2021 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Why? Texture, possible flavor issues? Serious... 4,824 Views / 25 Replies  
Why? Texture, possible flavor issues? Serious question.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 17, 2021 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s no flavor other than chocolate. I... 4,824 Views / 25 Replies  
There’s no flavor other than chocolate. I personally like chick peas, so I’d notice that. Not there. Just yum. Here’s the product.. Apparently Sabra has a similar product that is similarly made...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 17, 2021 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's sweet, in a way. And perhaps it's a... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
That's sweet, in a way. And perhaps it's a matter of "screw it, we're not doing this outdoors at our age."

Is it "after Thanksgiving dinner" or just after the holiday? It might be worse one...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2021 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My car's Garmin nav took me to a place once... 4,824 Views / 25 Replies  
My car's Garmin nav took me to a place once through the least direct, least obvious route available. The next time, it saw me turn off its recommended route and recalculated - to give me a direct...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2021 at 06:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Typically active drinkers are excluded from... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
Typically active drinkers are excluded from either liver or kidney lists. One protocol I read required proof of abstinence for 90 days - by regular blood tests, like methadone programs. Basically...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
However, because of the depth and complexity of... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
However, because of the depth and complexity of the ethical issues involved, direct donors don’t get “a pass” for any of the qualifications. That looks like a form of favoritism, and isn’t allowed....
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2021 at 11:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's a BIG oopsie. Look up "medication errors"... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
That's a BIG oopsie. Look up "medication errors" and you'll see one of the worst is giving something to the wrong patient. Pharmacists are responsible for giving the right bottle of pills to the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2021 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ya know… Maybe it’s just a printed version... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
Ya know…

Maybe it’s just a printed version of the doctor’s handwritten prescription…
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2021 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If we consider that “not following basic medical... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
If we consider that “not following basic medical advice for everyone” is a predictor of poorer outcomes from any medical intervention (from “eating right” to “taking your anti-rejection meds” to...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 14, 2021 at 08:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It could be Farsi, too. Farsi uses an alphabet... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
It could be Farsi, too. Farsi uses an alphabet very similar to Arabic, but with some variation in character shapes, etc.

Either way, you need someone to translate that for you. Not "good patient...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 13, 2021 at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
COVID is just one more consideration for... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
COVID is just one more consideration for qualification, on top of a bunch of others. Kidneys are actually less ethically challenging than livers; if you drank yourself into liver failure, do you...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 13, 2021 at 03:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When I updated and saw that it was 15.0.2, I... 2,485 Views / 90 Replies  
When I updated and saw that it was 15.0.2, I wondered, but I didn’t look into it. Now I have…

Threatpost Article ( https://threatpost.com/apple-urgent-ios-updates-zero-day/175419/)
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 12, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I just upgraded to Big Sur. Aside from the... 12,770 Views / 21 Replies  
Well I just upgraded to Big Sur. Aside from the bright and colorful desktop installed by default, I'm pretty happy with it.

I decided this after yet another "our next application update will...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 08:59 PM, in macOS
I just upgraded my iPad to 15.0.2. After... 603 Views / 3 Replies  
I just upgraded my iPad to 15.0.2. After restoring my apps and data, it looks like (fingers crossed) my Zagg keyboard works just fine again.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 02:31 PM, in iOS Apps
You still need to be a realistic, viable... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
You still need to be a realistic, viable candidate. They’re not going to go to the trouble of doing any surgery when there are potential major problems involved.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Being an active smoker, having uncontrolled... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
Being an active smoker, having uncontrolled diabetes, and being a chronic alcohol abuser are all valid reasons for being rejected for a transplant. People are booted from lists for falling off the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 11, 2021 at 12:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That crane thingy is showing its naughty bits. I... 299,170 Views / 692 Replies  
That crane thingy is showing its naughty bits. I don’t think it is supposed to share that way.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 8, 2021 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think my keyboard issues - both the Zagg Folio... 2,485 Views / 90 Replies  
I think my keyboard issues - both the Zagg Folio and on-screen - started after I upgraded to iPadOS 14.7 or 14.8. I’m considering taking my iPad to 15 just to see if that changes anything.
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Posted by ghporter, on Oct 7, 2021 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A dry toothbrush can get into USB ports pretty... 694 Views / 5 Replies  
A dry toothbrush can get into USB ports pretty well. Even if you don’t see anything there, scrubbing at the ports isn’t a bad idea. Dust and hair (not just pet hair) accumulate in odd places like...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 7, 2021 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So, it’s a desktop in your hand…. Cool! 2,485 Views / 90 Replies  
So, it’s a desktop in your hand…. Cool!
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2021 at 09:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll look into it. 603 Views / 3 Replies  
I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll look into it.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2021 at 09:43 AM, in iOS Apps
iPadOS 14 On-Screen Keyboard Issues 603 Views / 3 Replies  
My Zagg folio-keyboard has decided to be cute and act stupid, so I've been using the on-screen keyboard for a while. It's not as fast as typing with a real keyboard, (and I wind up two-finger...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2021 at 08:58 PM, in iOS Apps
My wife says it was probably a relief for Mick. ... 576 Views / 3 Replies  
My wife says it was probably a relief for Mick. I can’t disagree.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2021 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I timed that crosswalk today, at least in one... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
I timed that crosswalk today, at least in one direction. It lasted for at least 22 seconds, followed by a 22 second count down.

I had also not taken into account the time of day. My crossing...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2021 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just an FYI… Per the CDC (... 3,779 Views / 91 Replies  
Just an FYI…

Per the CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr122-508.pdf), US adult male median height is 69.1 inches (that’s 5’9.1” for those of you who can’t do the conversion in their...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2021 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IIRC, as soon as it’s turned back on and Apple’s... 2,485 Views / 90 Replies  
IIRC, as soon as it’s turned back on and Apple’s system detects it, Find is supposed to try to report location and wipe/erase if it’s set up that way.

However, won’t the buyer of this hot phone be...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2021 at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This sounds like an abuse issue, that’s for sure.... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
This sounds like an abuse issue, that’s for sure. I hope the Quebec authorities find the sack of “stuff” and he gets convicted. Some places in the US have special rules about assaulting health care...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Since this thread is supposed to be about forum... 3,779 Views / 91 Replies  
Since this thread is supposed to be about forum etiquette and such, how about we get back to that, instead of anatomical measurements…

And any threads about “compensation” with huge trucks, large...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The way there is all that broken glass on the... 299,170 Views / 692 Replies  
The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, through traffic is stopped. Sometimes there... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
Yes, through traffic is stopped. Sometimes there is left turn traffic, but that light goes green whether there's a line of cars or not, so through traffic stays stopped, the crosswalk is stopped,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by... 299,170 Views / 692 Replies  
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by whatever mashed that windshield, rather than being the cause. That looks an awful lot like what a deer or pedestrian would do to a car.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I get a chance, I’ll actually time this one. ... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
If I get a chance, I’ll actually time this one. It’s only two lanes each way with a small median divider, so the 20 second count down should be adequate for someone actually waiting at the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The CMOS battery used to be what the PC... 987 Views / 3 Replies  
The CMOS battery used to be what the PC technician checked first, just because the BIOS would be jacked if it was dead. That’s inconvenient. Not being able to use a correct password because the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I used to object to theater prices, but after... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
I used to object to theater prices, but after having the business model laid out for me, I just don't buy their stuff. Except when I go to an Alamo Drafthouse, and then a meal is usually part of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having a ton of consumers die won’t help the... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
Having a ton of consumers die won’t help the economy either. The costs associated with increased mortality rates are spread across the entire economy. Fewer consumers, less spendable income because...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am still quite happy with my iPhone 8... 2,485 Views / 90 Replies  
I am still quite happy with my iPhone 8 (especially with its new battery), and I like TouchID. I haven’t tried FaceID, but the security guy in me still feels it’s a weakness.

Ditto my iPad Air...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. But again, they are cashing in on being... 258,411 Views / 699 Replies  
Agreed. But again, they are cashing in on being just outside Sea World. I don’t know if that property costs more than where other McDs are, but the prices rankle me because they are cashing in on...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There seem to be a zillion earbuds that look like... 772 Views / 2 Replies  
There seem to be a zillion earbuds that look like AirPods, so it’s reasonable to wonder what one product has over another.

The Pro features, including active noise cancellation, are good in some...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nationwide, 1 of every 500 Americans has died... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
Nationwide, 1 of every 500 Americans has died from COVID ( https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/15/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html). State by state varies, but that’s still a huge number.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 19, 2021 at 11:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold... 356,656 Views / 1,366 Replies  
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold was 85-95% vaccinated.

I’m disappointed that having some of the most anti-survival public figures actually getting COVID hasn’t seemed to change the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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