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Money must grow on trees for these guys. He gave... 508,649 Views / 2,665 Replies  
Money must grow on trees for these guys. He gave away several thousand dollars of guns & mags to the police, rather than admit ownership.
Posted by reader50, on Today at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree with Oreo. If Hunter were on the ballot,... 508,649 Views / 2,665 Replies  
I agree with Oreo. If Hunter were on the ballot, I'd be interested. But he's not running for office, and is an adult child.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 21, 2020 at 08:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Dang. I'd wondered what happened with the dream... 507 Views / 13 Replies  
Dang. I'd wondered what happened with the dream recording studio. Did you convert it into a movie studio? Change the recording room into a green-screen room?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2020 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Biden (Sr) is already winning by a wide margin.... 508,649 Views / 2,665 Replies  
Biden (Sr) is already winning by a wide margin. Even if the laptop is fake, their best course might be to ignore it until after the election. Even denying it drags them into possible Russia theories...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 20, 2020 at 06:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ever wondered about those better off than... 508,649 Views / 2,665 Replies  
Ever wondered about those better off than yourself, with money hanging out the butt? Well, the police found one...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 16, 2020 at 02:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Furiosa is coming. 554 Views / 1 Replies  
It's finally happening (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/14/furiosa-returns-anya-taylor-joy-and-chris-hemsworth-cast-in-mad-max-prequel). George Miller is set to write, produce, and direct a...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 13, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Story link... 5,772 Views / 127 Replies  
Story link (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/12/republicans-election-2020-unauthorized-ballot-boxes)

The GOP claims they're covered by a law allowing 3rd parties to collect ballots for...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 13, 2020 at 12:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've had good luck with Migration Assistant.... 700 Views / 17 Replies  
I've had good luck with Migration Assistant. Though I've migrated everything most times. No serious testing of migrating single apps. My granular tests went the other way. Leaving out a few huge...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2020 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
DosDude's instructions assume you're installing... 700 Views / 17 Replies  
DosDude's instructions assume you're installing on an unsupported machine. ie - the recovery partition must be patched also in order to boot.

When a machine is officially supported, like your 2013...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 11, 2020 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thorz, a clarification on the DosDude install. ... 700 Views / 17 Replies  
Thorz, a clarification on the DosDude install.

The USB flash drive used as an installer must be formatted HFS+.

The MacBook drive can be formatted either way with High Sierra.
macOS versions...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 10, 2020 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The problem with Recovery is it offers (at most)... 700 Views / 17 Replies  
The problem with Recovery is it offers (at most) two macOS versions. Original shipped with, or latest. In Thorz case, that would be Mountain Lion, or Catalina.

Even keeping the Install macOS...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 9, 2020 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That coffee must be good, when you're posting at... 22,360 Views / 170 Replies  
That coffee must be good, when you're posting at 3AM. Plenty of kick.

I made the mistake of sipping some Dr. Pepper one night, before going back to bed. Noticed 20 minutes later, that I was wide...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 9, 2020 at 05:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple makes it unnecessarily difficult to install... 700 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple makes it unnecessarily difficult to install older versions of macOS.

Hit the DosDude High Sierra page (http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/). Download his patcher tool. Use the patcher to...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2020 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You need a regular copy of the installer. The... 700 Views / 17 Replies  
You need a regular copy of the installer. The included one is localized. Easiest way is to create your own USB installer - you'll need a blank USB flash drive of 16GB or larger.

What OS version...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 8, 2020 at 07:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So Trump got bored in the hospital, and let... 58,964 Views / 725 Replies  
So Trump got bored in the hospital, and let himself out (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/05/donald-trump-walter-reed-hospital-covid-19). He's still contagious, and took off his mask at...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 6, 2020 at 01:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Electrician cheat cord, for wall fishing: get a... 657 Views / 5 Replies  
Electrician cheat cord, for wall fishing: get a long length of that metal pull chain (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Westinghouse-12-ft-Antique-Brass-Beaded-Chain-with-Connector-7710900/203077872) used...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 4, 2020 at 07:46 PM, in Networking
Walking across the WH lawn in high heels can't be... 508,649 Views / 2,665 Replies  
Walking across the WH lawn in high heels can't be fun. Besides Melania, I've seen at least one pic showing Hicks doing it. You'd pretty much have to walk on your toes the whole way.

Comfortable...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 4, 2020 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump is behind in most swing states, and the... 58,964 Views / 725 Replies  
Trump is behind in most swing states, and the rust belt. To win, he *has* to turn a bunch of those around within the next month. Now he's off the campaign trail for at least two weeks - half the time...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 3, 2020 at 12:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They must have run out of hydroxychloroquine. He... 58,964 Views / 725 Replies  
They must have run out of hydroxychloroquine. He had been taking it as a preventative for months.

Moving into a hospital voluntarily, and giving up tweeting... I figure the fear has set in. It's...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2020 at 07:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
His white house doctor confirmed the diagnosis.... 58,964 Views / 725 Replies  
His white house doctor confirmed the diagnosis. So yes, he has it. Pence has tested negative this morning, but it's too soon to be sure. I'd be doing followup tests twice a day for the next week. On...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2020 at 01:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, Trump has it... 58,964 Views / 725 Replies  
OK, Trump has it (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/01/hope-hicks-covid-19-reports-trump). Melania too. Very possibly from Hope Hicks.

No word on Pence test results. He and Trump were...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2020 at 03:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you're in Pennsylvania, remember to include... 5,772 Views / 127 Replies  
If you're in Pennsylvania, remember to include the 2nd "secret ballot" envelope, or your naked ballot will not be counted.

Several Penn politicians went topless...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 30, 2020 at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Another theory on my part. We're supposed to... 922 Views / 26 Replies  
Another theory on my part. We're supposed to assume someone in the NY Attorney's office leaked the returns. They were subpoened from Mazars & Associates accounting house. SCOTUS just upheld the...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 29, 2020 at 12:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump Tax Returns 922 Views / 26 Replies  
I couldn't find where we discussed this before. What Trump was so desperate to hide in his returns. So time for a new thread.

The New York Times reported...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 29, 2020 at 12:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That link goes to polling results in March 2019.... 63,007 Views / 444 Replies  
That link goes to polling results in March 2019. ie - 18 months ago. The Senate report I linked is approximately one month ago (Aug 18, 2020).

The Reuters article covers polls taken after Barr...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2020 at 05:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Senate intelligence committee believes... 63,007 Views / 444 Replies  
The Senate intelligence committee believes (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/18/donald-trump-us-senate-report-russia-campaign) in Russian collusion in the 2016 election. As that committee...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2020 at 01:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Distance from the cellular tower also matters a... 1,965 Views / 33 Replies  
Distance from the cellular tower also matters a lot. Phones transmit at higher power levels when farther from the tower. My basic cell phone (not a smartphone) lasts ~1.5 days on a charge at home....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2020 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The question was why voters didn't vote for... 1,060 Views / 31 Replies  
The question was why voters didn't vote for Hillary in 2016. I did not, so gave the reasons for my decision back then. They had nothing to do with a decades-long Republican smear campaign.

...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2020 at 11:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My own reasons to reject Hillary had nothing to... 1,060 Views / 31 Replies  
My own reasons to reject Hillary had nothing to do with the above. I considered Hillary an entitled opportunist.

(opportunist & low personal standards) When Prez Bill was caught cheating with a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2020 at 09:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Laughing at others' concerns fails to address... 63,007 Views / 444 Replies  
Laughing at others' concerns fails to address them. I never worked in Kavanaugh's law office, so I have no personal knowledge. But the Senate only listened to the first witness, ignoring all the...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 22, 2020 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If he needs Windows compatibility, he should... 1,195 Views / 7 Replies  
If he needs Windows compatibility, he should avoid an ARM Mac. Parallels may add an emulator, and Microsoft may release Windows-on-ARM. But none of that is guaranteed, especially at the beginning.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 22, 2020 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
fyi, I've removed my paragraph about Alabama. The... 63,007 Views / 444 Replies  
fyi, I've removed my paragraph about Alabama. The senate election in Alabama is a regular election - winner to be seated in January. The other Senate special election is in Georgia. Which was held by...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mark Kelly (D) is expected to win his special... 63,007 Views / 444 Replies  
Mark Kelly (D) is expected to win his special election in Arizona, for Sen. John McCain's seat. Because it's a special election, he will be seated on November 30, while other election winners wait...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2020 at 03:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An unscrupulous choice, with an election only... 63,007 Views / 444 Replies  
An unscrupulous choice, with an election only weeks away. Lots of states on the fence. The future balance of the Senate up in the air. The chance to lose yet more House seats. Losing more state...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 19, 2020 at 12:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nah, it was wilder than that. From the wiki... 117,019 Views / 405 Replies  
Nah, it was wilder than that. From the wiki article, they considered placing chickens inside the bomb casing. With food and water to last a week. But ... the bombs were pressurized against tampering,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2020 at 07:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Two problems. I don't think container ships are... 5,772 Views / 127 Replies  
Two problems. I don't think container ships are made in the US, not sure if they've ever been. And the Clipper Ship is sinking.

However, they got the smoke right on the Aux Steamship. I was...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2020 at 02:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump recently ran an ad... 2,866 Views / 43 Replies  
Trump recently ran an ad (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/15/trump-election-ad-uses-stock-military-image-featuring-russian-fighter-jets) to Support Our Troops. Including a nice pic of...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Going to need a little more. 39,610 Views / 309 Replies  
Going to need a little more.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 15, 2020 at 12:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Roger Stone got his pardon (commutation actually)... 2,866 Views / 43 Replies  
Roger Stone got his pardon (commutation actually) for staying loyal to Trump. This was a good move, as he's now advised Trump on how to handle...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2020 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I hadn't heard of those. How much does such a... 58,964 Views / 725 Replies  
I hadn't heard of those. How much does such a ticket cost?

If they cost ~$100, with thousands of tickets normally, the city could have quite a racket going.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2020 at 08:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agree with turtle, there's no race info on the... 68,433 Views / 392 Replies  
Agree with turtle, there's no race info on the renters.

Also, the article didn't get proof-read. Multiple grammar and spelling issues. But I'm seeing those even in major news articles today....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 6, 2020 at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Netflix doesn't pay ISPs ... certain low-brow... 4,611 Views / 23 Replies  
Netflix doesn't pay ISPs ... certain low-brow ISPs shake down Netflix. So they can be paid twice. Customers pay the ISP for internet access. Then Netflix is made to pay again, for the customers'...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2020 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd want to hear commentary from experts, and... 1,308 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd want to hear commentary from experts, and know more about the specific design. For example, an SMR might be booby-trapped against opening. Which releases only after the fuel is used up. The...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's getting weirder... 5,772 Views / 127 Replies  
It's getting weirder (https://ktla.com/news/local-news/bags-of-usps-mail-dumped-in-glendale-spa-parking-lot/).

With thousands (?) of items, it won't be too hard to check tracking. See where they...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2020 at 09:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Small modular reactors... 1,308 Views / 35 Replies  
Small modular reactors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_modular_reactor) (SMRs) could be used for decentralized smaller production - but that's not why they're talked about. The idea is a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 4, 2020 at 03:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Wind and Solar are great, but they are secondary... 1,308 Views / 35 Replies  
Wind and Solar are great, but they are secondary power sources. ie - they come and go, requiring other sources to stabilize them. Traditionally fossil fuel plants (gas peaker plants...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wondered about that. Nuclear is carbon-free... 1,308 Views / 35 Replies  
I wondered about that. Nuclear is carbon-free power, and was already constructed. Were the plants unreliable, or was it all political?

I like nuclear, if it wasn't so expensive to build. The...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Update... 1,906 Views / 4 Replies  
Update (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/03/timesha-beauchamp-alive-funeral-home-detroit) - two EMTs (of the 4 present) have been suspended.

I'd like to offer commentary, but this one...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both modem and router are above suspicion. Both... 4,611 Views / 23 Replies  
Both modem and router are above suspicion. Both are new, and current models. The only thing you can check is if a firmware update is available for your router. ISPs handle firmware updates to modems....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We aren't cratering the coal industry. It's doing... 1,308 Views / 35 Replies  
We aren't cratering the coal industry. It's doing that on its own, with no new plants built in the US after 2015. Because it's priced out of the market. Natural gas, wind, and solar generally cost...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 1, 2020 at 04:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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