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Well, I don't know why Catalina isn't hiding the... 149 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, I don't know why Catalina isn't hiding the two partitions. But everything looks OK on the functional level. So just ignore, and work as normal.

A reformat and restore from TM would likely...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Those are partitions on the Fusion drive. You're... 149 Views / 9 Replies  
Those are partitions on the Fusion drive. You're dealing with two levels of abstraction here:

Physical reality: an HD and an SSD.

Fusion converts to a single "device". Which will have a...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 12:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Catalina splits the System folder off to a... 149 Views / 9 Replies  
Catalina splits the System folder off to a separate read-only partition. Like in iOS, to prevent tampering. I have philosophical problems with that, another step removing control from the Mac owner....
Posted by reader50, on May 10, 2021 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Many people have eaten our competitor's bread... 60,444 Views / 351 Replies  
"Many people have eaten our competitor's bread for a lifetime.
We have noticed a lot of them are dead today.
Give our bread a chance for your lifetime.
Perhaps you will have better luck.
You will...
Posted by reader50, on May 10, 2021 at 07:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sometimes your web browser can resume downloads.... 169 Views / 2 Replies  
Sometimes your web browser can resume downloads. Open the Downloads window, and try the options offered on the incomplete download. Including right-clicking. Might get lucky.

Also sign up for...
Posted by reader50, on May 8, 2021 at 11:22 PM, in Networking
Do they really do that? Go over your billing info... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Do they really do that? Go over your billing info and account balances, just in case, before taking your blood pressure? What a dirty trick - likely to produce elevated readings.
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They asked me to wait 15 minutes both times.... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
They asked me to wait 15 minutes both times. Didn't watch us closely, which tells me it's routine. They haven't seen any bad reactions, or they'd be more focused on watching us.
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2021 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps it is time to get a bigger TV / monitor.... 492 Views / 12 Replies  
Perhaps it is time to get a bigger TV / monitor. 4K or 8K. Or build a monitor array. Anything, so the individual students approach full resolution. There is plenty of display stock on hand, unlike...
Posted by reader50, on May 7, 2021 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try running them through full charge/discharge... 309 Views / 8 Replies  
Try running them through full charge/discharge cycles. If they will work, even briefly, the cycle may lengthen after each charge. Until they approach normal capacity.

Are these lithium?...
Posted by reader50, on May 6, 2021 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
UPS downgraded their tracking page. Apparently... 194,538 Views / 529 Replies  
UPS downgraded their tracking page. Apparently recently. All tracking details are gone. No dates & times for waypoints. Just:

(*) Label Created

(*) Shipped

(-) On the Way

( ) Delivery
Posted by reader50, on May 5, 2021 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's rare for an OS update to include firmware... 8,486 Views / 19 Replies  
It's rare for an OS update to include firmware that prevents going back. Driver removal is a thing though.

Do it like I do - create a new partition. If you're stuck with an embedded (not...
Posted by reader50, on May 2, 2021 at 11:20 AM, in macOS
I sent an email yesterday. btw, I can test... 659 Views / 11 Replies  
I sent an email yesterday.

btw, I can test back earlier than 10.10 if you like. Mac Pro will boot back to 10.6. With different systems, I can get back to System 7.5 at least.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's been a few days since my 2nd Pfizer shot.... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
It's been a few days since my 2nd Pfizer shot. For anyone interested, here were my symptoms:

1st shot: mild sore upper arm the next morning. Faded out after a few hours (16 hours after the shot)....
Posted by reader50, on Apr 26, 2021 at 07:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have every OS version installed on different... 659 Views / 11 Replies  
I have every OS version installed on different partitions. 10.6 - 10.15, but in practice I rarely boot into anything but Mojave. A server runs El Capitan in the other room.

I can do some basic...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 25, 2021 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of these look accidental. The fighter for... 231,602 Views / 625 Replies  
Most of these look accidental. The fighter for example has wheels down. Like he got hit with a cross-gust just as he was about to land. Possibly veering off deliberately to prevent damage to the...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2021 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was only the one standalone iSight camera.... 474 Views / 10 Replies  
There was only the one standalone iSight camera. All later ones were built-in.

FW400 connection, 640x480 @ 30fps, 24-bit color, stereo audio. Originally sold for $149. Works back to 10.2.5
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2021 at 11:01 PM, in Marketplace
Got my 2nd shot. Two weeks to normal life. ... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Got my 2nd shot. Two weeks to normal life.

My plans in two weeks: visit a barber shop. My hair cutting skills are lacking. Then the dentist. It's been ~17 months since my last cleaning & checkup.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 24, 2021 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They went for thinner and lighter. Again. At... 2,027 Views / 84 Replies  
They went for thinner and lighter. Again.

At this thickness, it's hard to see how the SSD could be a replaceable module. And I'm not seeing screws for the user to open & upgrade. Not seeing many...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 20, 2021 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Based on my experience, you aren't missing... 1,718 Views / 26 Replies  
Based on my experience, you aren't missing anything here.

I've run into one string easy-load system so far. On a corded Ryobi. Don't see how it could work reliably, so I've disassembled the head...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 18, 2021 at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your reaction is very different from mine. Pfizer... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Your reaction is very different from mine. Pfizer here too. But I got a super mild sore arm the next morning. Which faded in a couple hours. No other reaction, and it's been a couple weeks now.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 17, 2021 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
People protest when they perceive injustice, or... 1,073,268 Views / 2,863 Replies  
People protest when they perceive injustice, or feel they have no other choice. Clamping down on protest doesn't address the causes - it only makes them worse. In other words, a positive feedback.
...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 15, 2021 at 04:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Note that with cordless tool batteries, 18v and... 1,718 Views / 26 Replies  
Note that with cordless tool batteries, 18v and 20v are the same (https://www.protoolreviews.com/20v-max-vs-18v-battery-power/). Likewise for 36v and 40v.

The higher numbers come from measuring...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 15, 2021 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have a set of cordless tools? If so,... 1,718 Views / 26 Replies  
Do you have a set of cordless tools? If so, getting a matching whacker means you have a unified battery system. And might not have to buy more batteries at all.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 13, 2021 at 07:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe, but which part? Marijuana or greenhouses? 2,530 Views / 22 Replies  
Maybe, but which part? Marijuana or greenhouses?
Posted by reader50, on Apr 12, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clear walls or roof makes it easy for the... 2,530 Views / 22 Replies  
Clear walls or roof makes it easy for the thieves. Lets them see if it's worth their trouble before they start. This is probably why nothing valuable is stored in green houses.

btw, you'd need...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 11, 2021 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Man, you gotta switch cigarette brands. That's a... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Man, you gotta switch cigarette brands. That's a bad response.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 8, 2021 at 06:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Whichever blood type is preferred by more... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Whichever blood type is preferred by more mosquitos - that's the type I have. Don't know the official type, but call it T+ for good taste.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 6, 2021 at 10:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't like needles myself, so I looked away... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
I don't like needles myself, so I looked away while the shot was done. My preference for not-dying is much stronger than my needle phobia.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 6, 2021 at 05:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@Cash, your link redirects to a reddit thread. 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
@Cash, your link redirects to a reddit thread.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 6, 2021 at 04:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A workplace full of conspiracy theorists. There's... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
A workplace full of conspiracy theorists. There's gotta be a way to monetize this. Maybe you could sell guaranteed-to-work tinfoil hats?
Posted by reader50, on Apr 4, 2021 at 02:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Got my first shot Friday. Pfizer. No side effects... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Got my first shot Friday. Pfizer. No side effects yet.

If I get the ability to fly out of this, I'm going to give the shots guy a fat bonus.
Posted by reader50, on Apr 3, 2021 at 04:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Most likely you've specified an invalid DNS... 901 Views / 4 Replies  
Most likely you've specified an invalid DNS server. It doesn't "stop working" when you connect to the internet - it never works at all.

Edit your network settings, manually setting DNS to use...
Posted by reader50, on Apr 2, 2021 at 02:59 AM, in Gaming
The proper way to wear a chin mask. Make sure... 571,833 Views / 1,206 Replies  
The proper way to wear a chin mask. Make sure mouth and nose are uncovered for easy talking.

btw, has this person been decapitated?
Posted by reader50, on Mar 30, 2021 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it is the NRA, the leaders are being sued for... 1,959 Views / 22 Replies  
If it is the NRA, the leaders are being sued for embezzlement by the NY state attorney general. A multi-million surplus turned into a multi-million deficit as they charged everything personal to the...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 25, 2021 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you willing to spend money? Several people... 1,959 Views / 22 Replies  
Are you willing to spend money? Several people have tried to gain corporate attention, over political or internet upgrade issues. Buying an ad space in the NY Times or Washington Post or Wall Street...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2021 at 05:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not eligible here yet. I've bookmarked my county... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Not eligible here yet. I've bookmarked my county schedule page, and check daily. :(
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2021 at 02:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This sounds like an endorsement of Apple's recent... 2,632 Views / 27 Replies  
This sounds like an endorsement of Apple's recent status quo, where internal expandability is a luxury option reserved for only the most expensive model of the lineup. And those mortals who cannot...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 24, 2021 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What upgrade options did they offer? It... 1,930 Views / 27 Replies  
What upgrade options did they offer?

It seems a shame to have invasive surgery, only to end up back where you were. After that level of inconvenience, I'd want to come out ahead.

Personally,...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Latest trials data suggests AstraZeneca gives... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Latest trials data suggests AstraZeneca gives maximum protection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford%E2%80%93AstraZeneca_COVID-19_vaccine#Results_of_Phase_III_trial) with a 12-week delay. Reaching...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 21, 2021 at 04:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm sad to hear you've been petting your iMac... 2,632 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm sad to hear you've been petting your iMac Pro. An unusual habit. My condolences.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 18, 2021 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sticky: Regarding actual inkjet paper compatibility, I... 46,327 Views / 60 Replies  
Regarding actual inkjet paper compatibility, I think improvements in ink formulation solved the problem. In my limited experience, all the paper I've tried worked.

On the other hand, the ink...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 14, 2021 at 11:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I wonder how many tries it took to get right.... 2,167 Views / 6 Replies  
I wonder how many tries it took to get right. They claim the drone survived.

Impressive work, coordinating the sets and actors in sequence. Plus the audio in post.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 10, 2021 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That tracks with my own opinions. I've long... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
That tracks with my own opinions. I've long suspected they do believe global warming is happening, but are afraid compensating for it will:
• decrease standard of living. (untrue - electricity is...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 9, 2021 at 12:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Was it one of those early Covid parties, for... 224,484 Views / 989 Replies  
Was it one of those early Covid parties, for stupid people to intentionally infect each other?
Posted by reader50, on Mar 8, 2021 at 01:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, duh. Not thinking this morning. Arrange... 2,586 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh, duh. Not thinking this morning.

Arrange the sig elsewhere as desired. Take a picture, saving it as a single image. Place that image in Mail as your sig.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 4, 2021 at 03:08 PM, in Applications
I don't use a Mail sig, so this may be... 2,586 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't use a Mail sig, so this may be simple-minded. Can you insert the sig as HTML? ie - drag the pic into place. Then paste the text and tags around it.

My sigs prefpane (Mojave) does allow...
Posted by reader50, on Mar 4, 2021 at 02:29 PM, in Applications
Perhaps they are playing X-rated games. Or... 5,251 Views / 5 Replies  
Perhaps they are playing X-rated games. Or gambling online with real money - ie, playing the stock markets.
Posted by reader50, on Mar 2, 2021 at 07:13 PM, in Gaming
The real test is if they drink their beer in... 568,885 Views / 1,342 Replies  
The real test is if they drink their beer in liters or gallons. I would be impressed by either answer. I'd also avoid them on the road.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 24, 2021 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For anyone curious, the skycrane is used because... 1,797 Views / 1 Replies  
For anyone curious, the skycrane is used because we're landing big, heavy rovers today. Mars' surface is very dusty. If a heavy rover landed directly (like Falcon9 boosters) the rocket exhaust would...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 22, 2021 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What you need is the 144.0.0.0.0 firmware, which... 21,566 Views / 193 Replies  
What you need is the 144.0.0.0.0 firmware, which adds NVMe boot. And fixes a few other odd issues. As mentioned, install Mojave on an internal (or attached) drive. The Moj installer will do the...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 20, 2021 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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