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No real plans here, either. Another... 72 Views / 2 Replies  
No real plans here, either. Another kids-long-grown-and-long-gone couple are coming over tonight for pizza and cards. That’s just how us olds roll, I guess.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 12:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Happy Father’s Day 72 Views / 2 Replies  
Hope any fellow dads here are having a good day today :thumbsup:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Jambi 121 Views / 1 Replies  
Actor/director/comedian John Paragon has passed. (https://www.avclub.com/r-i-p-john-paragon-pee-wees-playhouses-jambi-the-geni-1847127094) He was 66.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 18, 2021 at 07:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's my 1976 Pioneer SX-650. Bought new. Still... 218 Views / 9 Replies  
It's my 1976 Pioneer SX-650. Bought new. Still works, too.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 18, 2021 at 07:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This one hit differently from others I'd... 218 Views / 9 Replies  
This one hit differently from others I'd experienced. It was like there was this sudden BUMP, and then the rattling. The ones I've experienced before, it was more of a build-up of rattling, not a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 18, 2021 at 07:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I know all about California’s quakes. We get... 218 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh, I know all about California’s quakes. We get quakes here, too, but they’re small like this one, and not nearly as frequent. That said, we’re surfing on the New Madrid...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 17, 2021 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel the earth move... 218 Views / 9 Replies  
We just had a 3.8 earthquake here in Indiana about 50 minutes ago. It was centered just north of Terre Haute, and my upstairs over here in Noblesville shook pretty well.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 17, 2021 at 04:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The wild card, of course, is that it's Georgia.... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
The wild card, of course, is that it's Georgia. Not as off-the-rails nutso as Florida, but it has a governor and atty.gen. already deep in dutch with the Trump crowd for certifying a lawful election....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2021 at 01:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cashier Killed After Mask Dispute At Georgia... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Cashier Killed After Mask Dispute At Georgia Supermarket (https://www.huffpost.com/entry/face-mask-shooting-georgia_n_60c7efd7e4b02df18f7f8d6c)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2021 at 07:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The irony there, of course, is that that is... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
The irony there, of course, is that that is exactly the approach the skeptics/deniers have been agitating for since day-1.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 14, 2021 at 02:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SIM card, Messages, Problems 351 Views / 2 Replies  
Over the weekend, my wife's 6s started randomly failing to see her SIM card. Ejecting the card and reinserting it seemed to be the most reliable way to fix the issue. Mostly. Sometimes it took a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 14, 2021 at 10:37 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The missus once had an OBGYN named Dr. Deecee.... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
The missus once had an OBGYN named Dr. Deecee. Pronounced D C. As in D&C.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any water pipes routed above the ceiling? ... 214,243 Views / 549 Replies  
Any water pipes routed above the ceiling?

Do you have AC? The last house I lived in had the air handler mounted in the attic, and the condensate drain was plumbed above the ceiling and then down...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 8, 2021 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good lord. And I thought I was a... 525 Views / 16 Replies  
Good lord. And I thought I was a highly-infrequent flyer.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 8, 2021 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The iPad Pro has been around for six years? Man,... 525 Views / 16 Replies  
The iPad Pro has been around for six years? Man, I feel really old right now.
I mean, yeah, I am old, but still.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 06:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely better than Dudley Moore, who belongs... 62,983 Views / 151 Replies  
Definitely better than Dudley Moore, who belongs in the Overrated Hall of Fame.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird. My iPad Air was EOLed at iOS 12.5.3 and it... 525 Views / 16 Replies  
Weird. My iPad Air was EOLed at iOS 12.5.3 and it chugs along just fine.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 06:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My 6s lives on! 525 Views / 16 Replies  
According to Apple's iOS15 preview page (https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-15-preview/) (scroll to the bottom), my trusty 6s is still supported. Woot! That's, what, 6 years of OS support? It won't get...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 7, 2021 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect you won't be able to do the swap. There... 378 Views / 3 Replies  
I suspect you won't be able to do the swap. There are two fewer Thunderbolt ports on the M1 Mini, so the remaining two, as well as the HDMI port, have been centered above the air vent. Everything...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 4, 2021 at 02:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Correct" though, is very much a relative... 143,766 Views / 579 Replies  
"Correct" though, is very much a relative function of the mores of the time/era when the decision is made, as well as the political leanings of the individual justices making the rulings. Many past...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2021 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you haven't gotten around to reading Trump's... 1,174,420 Views / 2,920 Replies  
If you haven't gotten around to reading Trump's new blog yet, you're too late (https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/02/trump-blog-page-shuts-down-for-good.html). :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 3, 2021 at 11:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
For anything beyond spark plugs or filters, you... 214,243 Views / 549 Replies  
For anything beyond spark plugs or filters, you should use RockAuto instead. Even if Amazon lists such an item, the chances are good it's a really cheap knockoff that will somehow fail as you're...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2021 at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Amazon wants a piece of your broadband 959 Views / 5 Replies  
You have ten days to opt-out of Amazon’s Sidewalk networking experiment using Amazon devices....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 29, 2021 at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Speaking of vaccination... Ohio legislators... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Speaking of vaccination...
Ohio legislators move to abolish all vaccination requirements....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 27, 2021 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How do they check a trackpad? 1,081 Views / 8 Replies  
How do they check a trackpad?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2021 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Weirdness... So, yesterday, I cleared the... 1,081 Views / 8 Replies  
Weirdness...

So, yesterday, I cleared the PRAM and reset the SMC at least a couple of times (powering-off and then restarting the MBP after each attempt), and none of that worked to solve the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 26, 2021 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No. No nanny apps. It’s the MBP I nuked clean and... 1,081 Views / 8 Replies  
No. No nanny apps. It’s the MBP I nuked clean and reinstalled the OS on last fall. It’s been here at home all this time, working perfectly. She’s taking in to a Mac repair shop tomorrow.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2021 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MBP trackpad suddenly flakes out 1,081 Views / 8 Replies  
While she was working today, my wife’s MacbookPro (15” 2013 model) trackpad started flaking out. It wouldn’t respond to any of her inputs, but the cursor itself would occasionally jump around on its...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2021 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You cannot sue “the government” because of an act... 143,766 Views / 579 Replies  
You cannot sue “the government” because of an act Congress passes. The government enjoys sovereignty. Generally, citizens can only sue individuals or agencies within the government, under tort law,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2021 at 04:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
SCOTUS has no say or power of review when it... 143,766 Views / 579 Replies  
SCOTUS has no say or power of review when it comes to adding more justices. As there is no defined number of justices set in the Constitution, it's out of their perview. It's entirely for Congress to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2021 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
With only two weeks left, it's pretty easy to... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
With only two weeks left, it's pretty easy to fire school superintendents or principals (hell, maybe entire school boards?) who don't comply, without disrupting the entire school year. The assumption...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they see it as akin to aiding, or having... 143,766 Views / 579 Replies  
I think they see it as akin to aiding, or having knowledge of, a murder. I'm pretty sure something similar is on the books in another state, only that law states that anyone can stop an abortion from...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 20, 2021 at 01:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Meanwhile, over in Texas...... 143,766 Views / 579 Replies  
Meanwhile, over in Texas... (https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-gov-signs-law-banning-abortions-6-weeks-2021-5)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 20, 2021 at 07:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That, my friend, is a story told in a single... 255,460 Views / 645 Replies  
That, my friend, is a story told in a single picture. :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2021 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It kind of depends on how narrowly the decision... 143,766 Views / 579 Replies  
It kind of depends on how narrowly the decision is written. If the court finds that 15 weeks isn't an undue burden, that will signal to other states to set even more stringent limits, eventually to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2021 at 07:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Was going to object to "French food is overrated"... 66,856 Views / 162 Replies  
Was going to object to "French food is overrated" simply on the basis of escargot, too. So good.
Also, French pastries and other desserty things are heavenly. Also: croissants and baguettes.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 18, 2021 at 11:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trippin' Cicadas 991 Views / 2 Replies  
The soon-to-emerge Brood-X cicadas are in for a hellish, if trippy, surprise....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 18, 2021 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s so easy to DIY bbq sauce, I just don’t see... 66,856 Views / 162 Replies  
It’s so easy to DIY bbq sauce, I just don’t see the need to buy any.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Four years of someone running the country who is... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Four years of someone running the country who is just as dumb and bullying as they are has definitely empowered them.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2021 at 05:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Saturday, after spending the day at the Speedway... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Saturday, after spending the day at the Speedway (masks required on the grounds!) we went with some friends for some pizza at a place with lots of outdoor seating. Even though this was in the heart...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, yeah. But, then again, most BBQ sauce is... 66,856 Views / 162 Replies  
Well, yeah. But, then again, most BBQ sauce is dressed-up ketchup.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2021 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t even know you anymore... 66,856 Views / 162 Replies  
I don’t even know you anymore...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 16, 2021 at 12:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FWIW, my wife will be on cancer meds for at least... 264,524 Views / 1,070 Replies  
FWIW, my wife will be on cancer meds for at least the next five years. Breast cancer. Lumpectomy back in January. No chemo, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2021 at 03:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As a freelancer, I've been WFH (and househusband,... 1,880 Views / 17 Replies  
As a freelancer, I've been WFH (and househusband, stay-at-home dad, etc.) for years. My wife, otoh, has always had an office job. When she became WFH last year, it took a lot of getting used to....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 14, 2021 at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Being made ambassador to Japan is pretty much a... 1,174,420 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Being made ambassador to Japan is pretty much a parting gift. Akin to saying "Thanks. Now go away and enjoy the scenery."
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2021 at 03:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I guess Liz Cheney learned this week that it... 1,174,420 Views / 2,920 Replies  
I guess Liz Cheney learned this week that it doesn't matter how much you supported and voted for his policies (and she did quite bigly), if you don't hew to Trump's Big Lie™ you're persona non grata...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2021 at 07:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Those things are so finicky. It could be the... 1,507 Views / 5 Replies  
Those things are so finicky. It could be the discs themselves, or you might actually have a drive that has fallen to the click-of-death. I have a USB Zip drive around here somewhere (which actually...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2021 at 07:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I would encourage getting a pour over. I have one... 67,300 Views / 265 Replies  
I would encourage getting a pour over. I have one of the simple, stainless steel cones, and it's the best cup of coffee I ever made. Beans really matter with the pour overs, of course.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 12, 2021 at 07:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Researcher Successfully Jailbreaks AirTags 1,452 Views / 1 Replies  
Per ArsTechnica: German security researcher stacksmashing declared success at breaking into, dumping, and reflashing the microcontroller of Apple's new AirTag object-location product....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 11, 2021 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trump was never an actual populist, though. He... 1,174,420 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Trump was never an actual populist, though. He leveraged populist rhetoric to rake in donations, votes, and adoration, but that's as far as his involvement with the concept went. Bernie's the real...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2021 at 07:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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