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Well the pace of things has picked up. Yesterday... 1,064 Views / 27 Replies  
Well the pace of things has picked up. Yesterday I finally got to have my physical therapy evaluation. Interestingly, the PT and I went to the same school (different departments, of course), but he...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2021 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The one time I was so sick that I needed IV... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
The one time I was so sick that I needed IV fluids was bad. I’ve donated blood for decades, but having that needle go in for the fluids made me feel BAD. Head spinning, nauseous, everything feeling...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2021 at 01:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He was the longest serving consort ever, and the... 238 Views / 3 Replies  
He was the longest serving consort ever, and the first since Queen Victoria’s consort.

He was also apparently a decent fellow.

Condolences to the Windsors.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2021 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone else remember these? ... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
Does anyone else remember these?
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41bJbbMutYL.jpg
Up until a couple of decades ago, this was mandatory for travel to or (mostly) from certain areas....
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fall detection is mostly based on accelerometer... 712 Views / 19 Replies  
Fall detection is mostly based on accelerometer data, but I agree that there are way too many ways for a small, active person (pre-teen, especially) to trigger a false positive. If anyone had recess...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But how’s your 5G? Mine has been lousy, despite... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
But how’s your 5G? Mine has been lousy, despite plenty of time since the injection for the setup to be done....
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 31, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
https://www.apple.com/dm/us/21/B389A2CA-5B71-4919-... 669 Views / 1 Replies  
https://www.apple.com/dm/us/21/B389A2CA-5B71-4919-BDB4-F777A74FBE29/i/hero_m1_2x.jpg
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 31, 2021 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m sorry about your mother, Oreo. That’s a... 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
I’m sorry about your mother, Oreo. That’s a rough situation to be in, and the typical feeling of helplessness is all too common.

Similarly, while I know a great deal about what I’m facing, I...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 30, 2021 at 10:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A lot of surgeons are pretty egotistical. It’s... 1,064 Views / 27 Replies  
A lot of surgeons are pretty egotistical. It’s kind of necessary: “I’m going to cut you open and fix your problem, and you’ll be fine afterward” takes a pretty large amount of self confidence. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 30, 2021 at 10:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been hopeful about the organization, but... 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
I’ve been hopeful about the organization, but unreasonably so. The organization not only didn’t wake up to reality, it kept digging deeper into its own fabrication, and using its political leverage...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 29, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One thing that slips past most people is that US... 1,064 Views / 27 Replies  
One thing that slips past most people is that US physicians frequently work their tails off. That "$200k" comes with very little time off. It's not 8 hour days, and in particular it's not that way...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 28, 2021 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think I know any people who are “on the... 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
I don’t think I know any people who are “on the fence” about this organization. Politically and ethically, I have literally no personal acquaintances who feel the organization is redeemable or...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 27, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My point is to make it clear that, whatever the... 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
My point is to make it clear that, whatever the “leadership” of this organization has said publicly, their actions have proven that they are corrupt, thieving, untrustworthy and anti-(everything they...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 26, 2021 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am aware that I cannot publicize my feelings... 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
I am aware that I cannot publicize my feelings about said organization without anonymity. And unfortunately I cannot afford to pay for advertising space anywhere, let alone in WSJ or NYT.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2021 at 01:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
CIA chips? I thought they were Bill Gates’... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
CIA chips? I thought they were Bill Gates’ chips... Wow, what a let down!
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2021 at 01:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I asked about how long I should expect the... 1,064 Views / 27 Replies  
I asked about how long I should expect the hardware to last. Based on current research, current hip prostheses should last at least 25-30 years. That puts me pretty elderly if it needs replacing.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 25, 2021 at 01:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Political Statement Advice 1,003 Views / 22 Replies  
I am a long-time member of a national organization, that has evolved from being focused on a particular area of interest into being a radical political machine. It is time for me to end this...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 24, 2021 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We are looking at June...no later than June. And... 1,064 Views / 27 Replies  
We are looking at June...no later than June. And every day I’m thinking it should be sooner...

While I think there are ways to bill for my own OT services I will be providing to myself, probably...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 24, 2021 at 10:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Heck of a Way to Get a Compliment... 1,064 Views / 27 Replies  
Yesterday afternoon I had a very nice visit with an orthopedic surgeon. She said I was “young,” and “a great candidate.”

Unfortunately this was because I am “young for someone needing a hip...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It would be good if all big metro areas had some... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
It would be good if all big metro areas had some sort of consolidated availability list. My wife got hers because she happened to be on Facebook when our mayor posted that there were X number of...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 20, 2021 at 02:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sticky: ...or you'll find it more affordable to replace... 45,172 Views / 60 Replies  
...or you'll find it more affordable to replace the whole printer when the ink runs out.

That causes huge amounts of electronic (and other types of) waste. From an environmental standpoint, a...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 15, 2021 at 12:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My rehabilitation hospital has several patients... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
My rehabilitation hospital has several patients from a relatively recent wave of COVID infections - probably somewhere around Thanksgiving and Christmas infection timing.

Firstly, some of these...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 11, 2021 at 11:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I got annual flu vaccinations, vaccinations for... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
I got annual flu vaccinations, vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, and an assortment of “regionally necessary” vaccinations while on Active Duty...because I didn’t have a choice, mostly. However...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 7, 2021 at 04:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, most of us are aware of that, Doc. ... 153,276 Views / 422 Replies  
Yeah, most of us are aware of that, Doc. Unfortunately the political system is rigged to reinforce the incumbents (legally, through our really whack state constitution), so “I care much more about...
Posted by ghporter, on Mar 7, 2021 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been offline for a couple of days - I didn't... 153,276 Views / 422 Replies  
I've been offline for a couple of days - I didn't lose power, I've just been working my asterisk off. The incredibly abnormal weather here in San Antonio meant that instead of having plenty of...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 21, 2021 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well yesterday it got really, really cold for San... 153,276 Views / 422 Replies  
Well yesterday it got really, really cold for San Antonio. It started out at about 30F and worked its way down...while a light drizzle made things more interesting.

And overnight it snowed. Not...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 15, 2021 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m also using Mail (on my MBP, my iPad and... 1,490 Views / 6 Replies  
I’m also using Mail (on my MBP, my iPad and phone) for numerous Gmail accounts. No “suddenly getting spam” surges here. I did have a short period (maybe a couple of weeks) where normal, regular...
Posted by ghporter, on Feb 1, 2021 at 04:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pardon? NO freakin’ way. There’s a whole lot of... 1,656 Views / 4 Replies  
Pardon? NO freakin’ way. There’s a whole lot of accountability to be established, and it’s important to “moving on” that the individuals who attempted to destroy our Republic face the music.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 26, 2021 at 06:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interestingly, I found out today that HBO Max... 1,990 Views / 3 Replies  
Interestingly, I found out today that HBO Max will be streaming Babylon 5 ( https://www.engadget.com/babylon-5-remastered-hbo-max-digital-download-080058907.html) - not the screwed up “wide screen”...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 26, 2021 at 06:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m surprised this thread hasn’t been swamped... 2,343 Views / 4 Replies  
I’m surprised this thread hasn’t been swamped with responses.

Hank was more than a great player. He was a symbol.

He started in the Negro American League in 1951, and had to put up with the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 26, 2021 at 06:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a not-so-wonderful night. I had on-and-off... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
I had a not-so-wonderful night. I had on-and-off chills and fevers, slowly working up to a high of about 100.8 (just after midnight - it woke me up) and then tapering off through the morning. I’ve...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 19, 2021 at 05:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think there’s a reason behind not publishing... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
I think there’s a reason behind not publishing much about what the Guard troops are supposed to do. It’s harder to plan how to evade or get around something you’re not sure about. I also think that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 19, 2021 at 05:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There are multiple “MagSafe-like” adapters out... 3,468 Views / 25 Replies  
There are multiple “MagSafe-like” adapters out there for phones. They come with any one of a number of ends; USB-C, Lightning, USB Mini, etc. I don’t know how effective/rugged/reliable they are,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 19, 2021 at 04:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It’s one thing for the NRA to act as a gun... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
It’s one thing for the NRA to act as a gun manufacturers’ lobby. It’s quite another to take LOTS of money from clearly Russian government sources. Which is the basic reason the organization was...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 19, 2021 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well I have indeed had enough of a reaction to... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
Well I have indeed had enough of a reaction to know that my immune system is not ignoring the vaccine. Not at all...

Still, I don’t (at least not yet) feel like I’ve been run over, which is how...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 18, 2021 at 09:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oreo and Famous, just a little bit of extra... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
Oreo and Famous, just a little bit of extra detail about your side discussion:
There is this thing: The Liberal Gun Club. ( https://theliberalgunclub.com/)

It’s a real thing, nationwide, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 18, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I still believe that for the Ethernet printer, a... 2,595 Views / 12 Replies  
I still believe that for the Ethernet printer, a fully Ethernet connection is what you need.

And you want an Ethernet SWITCH, not a hub. While it does require power, a switch actively switches...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 16, 2021 at 11:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, we almost dumped Ted... Not only was it... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
Yeah, we almost dumped Ted... Not only was it the closest Senate race in Texas in a very long time, it was the most expensive Republican win in Texas - ever, I think.

But I believe Ted has...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 13, 2021 at 07:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The COVID swab/PCR test appears to be the... 194,625 Views / 944 Replies  
The COVID swab/PCR test appears to be the standard for diagnosis - and often for discovering someone has it without symptoms. Here’s a great explanation of the test from M.D. Anderson (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 13, 2021 at 06:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Battery Strategies 1,596 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple says you “need to keep the electrons moving” to maximize laptop battery life. Their suggestions don’t seem to be specific enough to address my usage patterns.

I’m thinking, from past...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2021 at 07:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree; try to run an Ethernet cable all the way... 2,595 Views / 12 Replies  
I agree; try to run an Ethernet cable all the way to the printer. My Canon laser printer is connected to my network switch and it runs fine. Edit to add: Ethernet is spec’d for 100 meter runs. If...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2021 at 07:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am pleased to be able to share this: Arnold... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
I am pleased to be able to share this:
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Insurrection. ( https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/arnold-schwarzenegger-twitter-president-donald-trump-b809079.html) Wow.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2021 at 03:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No apologies needed, Thorz. This “event” was... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
No apologies needed, Thorz. This “event” was clearly an assault on the very foundation of our Republic.

On September 1, 1978, I took a solemn oath “to protect and defend the Constitution of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2021 at 11:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I found this article (... 1,060 Views / 2 Replies  
I found this article ( https://osxdaily.com/2019/02/04/how-schedule-sending-message-iphone/) on OSX Daily (from February 2019).

It looks like it takes advantages of iOS Shortcuts kind of like...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 10, 2021 at 11:01 AM, in iOS Apps
It looks SO much like Biden & Harris at their... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
It looks SO much like Biden & Harris at their victory rally. Wow.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2021 at 07:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I just looked too. Wow. Of course there’s a... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
I just looked too. Wow. Of course there’s a 99.999999999999% chance that this is just Mike posturing for 2024.

At this point, it seems to me that ANY individual who sided with Trump on anything...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2021 at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had some time yesterday, so I installed Libre... 3,866 Views / 13 Replies  
I had some time yesterday, so I installed Libre Office. Haven’t had time to mess with it yet, but the blurbs seem to indicate that “if you know Office apps, you’ll be fine with Libre Office’s apps.”...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2021 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Me too, but via video. If it can get turned all... 215,740 Views / 593 Replies  
Me too, but via video. If it can get turned all the way upside down, I am curious as to what can go wrong turning it back upright. I bet a LOT of things can go wrong, inflatable pillow not...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2021 at 03:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Me too. I’m on the edge of my seat, so to speak. 171,420 Views / 418 Replies  
Me too. I’m on the edge of my seat, so to speak.
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 7, 2021 at 03:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder if any of the “I’m going to contest the... 40,340 Views / 542 Replies  
I wonder if any of the “I’m going to contest the EC results” Republicans is actually going to demonstrate any cojones and go on record as saying that these invading protestors are threatening the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jan 6, 2021 at 04:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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