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That's my thought too. A pic lets you verify the... 8,382 Views / 24 Replies  
That's my thought too. A pic lets you verify the race, gender, and age before offering an interview. You can screen out the undesirables up front.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 4, 2020 at 11:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
New things come in pairs sometimes. A... 731 Views / 18 Replies  
New things come in pairs sometimes. A Democrat-friendly PAC has booked $3 million in ads supporting a Republican Senate primary candidate (Kris Kobach) in Kansas. On the theory that he'd be easier to...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 1, 2020 at 04:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Update: the unmarked federal agents have pulled... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
Update: the unmarked federal agents have pulled back. Demonstrations went peacefully last night...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2020 at 05:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two Republican organizations have sprung up... 731 Views / 18 Replies  
Two Republican organizations have sprung up against Trump. They believe he's destroying the GOP, and needs to be removed before he finishes the job. Prominent political parties have faded away in the...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2020 at 04:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It wouldn't matter. Election or not, The... 731 Views / 18 Replies  
It wouldn't matter. Election or not, The Constitution specifies Trump's term ends at noon on January 20. Without a re-election, he is no longer President as of that time.

A lawyer on YouTube ran...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2020 at 05:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Come to think of it, I do Mojave updates using a... 2,023 Views / 14 Replies  
Come to think of it, I do Mojave updates using a small alternate Mojave volume. I download the update manually, then apply it to the 2nd volume. Boot into 2nd volume, and apply the update to the main...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
The no-security-updates applies if you install on... 2,023 Views / 14 Replies  
The no-security-updates applies if you install on HFS+. Apple's installer requires APFS, but the dosdude patch removes that check. At least, it does for Mojave. I'm not seeing any notes about...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 28, 2020 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try buying the game the regular way. 1,681 Views / 3 Replies  
Try buying the game the regular way.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 28, 2020 at 01:04 PM, in Gaming
Alcohol can disinfect COVID away if used... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
Alcohol can disinfect COVID away if used externally. It would be quite amusing if we find out bars were almost immune. That the booze was disinfecting the patrons all along.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 26, 2020 at 11:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Only obvious weakness is the 5770. It's not... 2,023 Views / 14 Replies  
Only obvious weakness is the 5770. It's not metal-compatible, so if used in Mojave or Catalina you'll get software rendering. *very slow* and sometimes glitchy.

Metal-compatible GPUs:
AMD: Radeon...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 26, 2020 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I see no shortage of masks today in the US.... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
I see no shortage of masks today in the US. Consumer masks anyway - N95s remain in short supply.

Too many people just aren't wearing them. Not observing social distancing is also an issue, but I...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 26, 2020 at 12:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've read of states that refuse vote-by-mail that... 735 Views / 12 Replies  
I've read of states that refuse vote-by-mail that arrives after the election. California accepts based on the postmark - anything mailed on or before election day is accepted for counting. Up to 2...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 25, 2020 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
AMD ended Q1 2020 with $1.385B of cash on hand.... 5,291 Views / 186 Replies  
AMD ended Q1 2020 with $1.385B of cash on hand. Yes, Intel had $20.8B cash for the same period. But in my books, cash in the Billions range is still plenty. Even when the competition has more. And...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 25, 2020 at 05:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
AMD has plenty of dough, they're grabbing market... 5,291 Views / 186 Replies  
AMD has plenty of dough, they're grabbing market share from Intel right and left. The Zen core is scaling better than Intel's Core design, Intel remains (mostly) stuck at 14nm, and AMD's pricing is...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2020 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A lawyer "LegalEagle" on YouTube gave a detailed... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
A lawyer "LegalEagle" on YouTube gave a detailed discussion of what's happening in Portland. It's rather long at 24 minutes, but gives an excellent analysis.

Short answer: the federal intervention...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2020 at 09:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
^^^ In case anyone else was wondering why they... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
^^^ In case anyone else was wondering why they don't transfer patients to other hospitals, the article gives the answer.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2020 at 09:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To clarify, the Jacksonville events (acceptance... 417,262 Views / 2,543 Replies  
To clarify, the Jacksonville events (acceptance speech mainly) have been cancelled. The original convention in Charlotte, North Carolina will go ahead after all. But complying with NC health demands,...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2020 at 09:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple locks out OS installers from running if... 1,783 Views / 1 Replies  
Apple locks out OS installers from running if they're earlier than your current OS. ie - if you are booted in Mojave, only installers for Mojave or later will work. To install High Sierra, you have...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2020 at 03:08 PM, in macOS
Yes, you can do a full TM restore of OS and... 311 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, you can do a full TM restore of OS and everything else.

But ... what model is your new Mac? Let us look up the minimum OS that can boot it. Later Macs cannot always run earlier OSes.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 23, 2020 at 03:04 PM, in macOS
I was just reading about it. Apparently illegal... 417,262 Views / 2,543 Replies  
I was just reading about it. Apparently illegal immigration wasn't an issue until sometime in the 1800s. No one cared about citizens vs future citizens. And there was a general feeling that elected...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2020 at 01:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had literally not seen an electric bike until a... 259,350 Views / 1,055 Replies  
I had literally not seen an electric bike until a commercial a month ago. That would extend the operating environment, assuming they have good range. But what about rain? ie - while it would work, it...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2020 at 02:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Lots of people in sardine cans on wheels artistic... 259,350 Views / 1,055 Replies  
Lots of people in sardine cans on wheels artistic & comfortable enclosed spaces result in lost work and hospital admissions. Not to mention the occasional person who relieved themselves somewhere in...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
California closed bars and a few other places a... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
California closed bars and a few other places a week ago (in most counties). However, nearly all businesses are allowed to do business outside. Even barbers. It's mostly just bars that are fully...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 21, 2020 at 01:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is for macOS. I don't have an iOS device to... 478 Views / 2 Replies  
This is for macOS. I don't have an iOS device to check.

Safari -> Preferences -> Privacy -> Manage Webside Data... (button) -> lets you delete cookies. Individually or all.

Safari -> History ->...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 21, 2020 at 02:12 AM, in Applications
Driver must have been wearing a seatbelt. He... 116,010 Views / 559 Replies  
Driver must have been wearing a seatbelt. He didn't fly through the windshield. Though I'll bet his neck doesn't feel so good.

Side note, that sign truss is built really well.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 19, 2020 at 12:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I miss Demon. Whatever happened to that guy? Off... 10,021 Views / 89 Replies  
I miss Demon. Whatever happened to that guy? Off partying with Dakar probably.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 18, 2020 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But ... but Republicans believe in States'... 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
But ... but Republicans believe in States' Rights. I'm sure Senate Republican leaders will speak up right away.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 17, 2020 at 06:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry, had to run earlier and couldn't answer in... 2,023 Views / 14 Replies  
Sorry, had to run earlier and couldn't answer in detail.

Apple doesn't block later OS versions from running on earlier hardware. They block the OS installer, and stop testing against the old...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 17, 2020 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a 4,1 flashed to 5,1. A Radeon 7970... 2,023 Views / 14 Replies  
I have a 4,1 flashed to 5,1.

A Radeon 7970 is Metal-compatible, I have one and have used it in Mojave and Catalina. Recently replaced with an RX 580 which is a little faster, and a lot quieter.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use a plastic crate for my extinguisher +... 72,156 Views / 433 Replies  
I use a plastic crate for my extinguisher + jumpers + wiper fluid, etc. Keeps them all in the same place, and doesn't wander around too much. In theory, the crate could be strapped in place. Bonus -...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 15, 2020 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've seen better ones. Cloth, with a picture... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
I've seen better ones. Cloth, with a picture printed on it. No plastic to restrict breathing.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 15, 2020 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If it's plastic, there isn't much cloth to breath... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
If it's plastic, there isn't much cloth to breath through.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 15, 2020 at 12:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Recall that after Apple settled with Qualcomm,... 5,291 Views / 186 Replies  
Recall that after Apple settled with Qualcomm, Intel sold its competing modem-chip business. To Apple. We haven't heard anything since.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 14, 2020 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I lack any inside info on the nVidia drivers... 1,323 Views / 7 Replies  
I lack any inside info on the nVidia drivers subject, and do not own an RTX card to experiment with. Pity - apparently nVidia wanted to release those drivers. Enough that they developed card firmware...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 12, 2020 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
The last transition, we went from limited-market... 5,291 Views / 186 Replies  
The last transition, we went from limited-market PPC chips and custom motherboards to industry-dominant x86 chips + custom motherboards. Apple talked about increased performance, and prices went up....
Posted by reader50, on Jul 11, 2020 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The driver died... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
The driver died (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/10/philippe-monguillot-french-bus-driver-dies-following-attack-passengers-refused-wear-masks) the rest of the way. It sounds like the...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 11, 2020 at 01:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Investments (banks, trusts, etc) issue 1099 forms... 47,870 Views / 326 Replies  
Investments (banks, trusts, etc) issue 1099 forms to report their income, which get included in tax returns. If he itemizes (likely to obtain the lowest tax) the forms will include a lot about his...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those socialist face-mask rules are a real... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
Those socialist face-mask rules are a real infringement on life. In France, a commie bus driver has been murdered...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 8, 2020 at 03:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
MacRumors news post... 1,323 Views / 7 Replies  
MacRumors news post (https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/01/nvidia-comment-on-macos-mojave-drivers/), November 2018.

So nVidia had drivers waiting for Apple to sign as of late 2018.

Gizmodo post...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 7, 2020 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Last I heard, available thunderbolt cards were... 1,323 Views / 7 Replies  
Last I heard, available thunderbolt cards were only so-so compatible. I haven't tried any. NVME cards are supposed to be better, but I don't have any sticks for one.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 5, 2020 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone played around with OpenCore? 1,323 Views / 7 Replies  
So I got tired of being stuck at Mojave 10.14.3 due to the sleep crashing & audio glitching introduced with 10.14.4+; this meant no security updates, which are only offered for 10.14.6 or Catalina.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
So it has Catalina, which by default splits off a... 274 Views / 3 Replies  
So it has Catalina, which by default splits off a separate system volume. In an APFS container, within a RAID0 SSD.

Too much abstraction - I'd simplify to troubleshoot. The trash can will boot...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
-- if you're not using a VPN When visiting a... 714 Views / 2 Replies  
-- if you're not using a VPN
When visiting a non-encrypted site or service, they can theoretically see everything. If they bought the hardware & software to do so.
When visiting via HTTPS (or other...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
PC graphics cards (with rare exceptions) remain... 632 Views / 7 Replies  
PC graphics cards (with rare exceptions) remain blank during boot. On all monitors. Until late in the boot process, when the high-level drivers finish loading.

Doc's iMac shows boot graphics....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remember the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma? The... 417,262 Views / 2,543 Replies  
Remember the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma? The one that only a few thousand showed up for? It appears some Darwin Awards are called for.

Washington Post story...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Surface area matters for heat dissipation.... 5,291 Views / 186 Replies  
Surface area matters for heat dissipation. Shrinking the cases further will have minimal effect because the height is already small. While the top/bottom area can't change much due to the screen.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2020 at 02:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any chance the donor card is a flashed PC card,... 632 Views / 7 Replies  
Any chance the donor card is a flashed PC card, rather than an original? A poor flash job could explain that.

I use dual monitors at home, and macOS tends to display the apple logo on the menu-bar...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 22, 2020 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro... 417,262 Views / 2,543 Replies  
Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) has been doing it all along. Holding rallies, shaking hands, hugging supporters - and not wearing a mask. Brazil is rapidly catching up to...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump has since denied he did the firing. Barr... 773 Views / 7 Replies  
Trump has since denied he did the firing. Barr doesn't have the authority to fire him. So either:

A) Trump fired him, then lied to the press.

B) Trump told the truth. Wow. Barr lied about the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2020 at 11:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The California governor has ordered mandatory... 29,075 Views / 641 Replies  
The California governor has ordered mandatory mask use in public places. We've also seen a slow-but-steady increase in daily cases. Which have reached about 4K per day.

If he follows past...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2020 at 05:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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