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Just an FYI… Per the CDC (... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
Just an FYI…

Per the CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr122-508.pdf), US adult male median height is 69.1 inches (that’s 5’9.1” for those of you who can’t do the conversion in their...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IIRC, as soon as it’s turned back on and Apple’s... 812 Views / 53 Replies  
IIRC, as soon as it’s turned back on and Apple’s system detects it, Find is supposed to try to report location and wipe/erase if it’s set up that way.

However, won’t the buyer of this hot phone be...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 11:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This sounds like an abuse issue, that’s for sure.... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
This sounds like an abuse issue, that’s for sure. I hope the Quebec authorities find the sack of “stuff” and he gets convicted. Some places in the US have special rules about assaulting health care...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Since this thread is supposed to be about forum... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
Since this thread is supposed to be about forum etiquette and such, how about we get back to that, instead of anatomical measurements…

And any threads about “compensation” with huge trucks, large...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2021 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The way there is all that broken glass on the... 288,862 Views / 670 Replies  
The way there is all that broken glass on the hood, I think it was something that happened right there. No clue what though.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, through traffic is stopped. Sometimes there... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Yes, through traffic is stopped. Sometimes there is left turn traffic, but that light goes green whether there's a line of cars or not, so through traffic stays stopped, the crosswalk is stopped,...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by... 288,862 Views / 670 Replies  
I think Ducky just barely escaped injury by whatever mashed that windshield, rather than being the cause. That looks an awful lot like what a deer or pedestrian would do to a car.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I get a chance, I’ll actually time this one. ... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
If I get a chance, I’ll actually time this one. It’s only two lanes each way with a small median divider, so the 20 second count down should be adequate for someone actually waiting at the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The CMOS battery used to be what the PC... 305 Views / 3 Replies  
The CMOS battery used to be what the PC technician checked first, just because the BIOS would be jacked if it was dead. That’s inconvenient. Not being able to use a correct password because the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 21, 2021 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I used to object to theater prices, but after... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
I used to object to theater prices, but after having the business model laid out for me, I just don't buy their stuff. Except when I go to an Alamo Drafthouse, and then a meal is usually part of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having a ton of consumers die won’t help the... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
Having a ton of consumers die won’t help the economy either. The costs associated with increased mortality rates are spread across the entire economy. Fewer consumers, less spendable income because...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am still quite happy with my iPhone 8... 812 Views / 53 Replies  
I am still quite happy with my iPhone 8 (especially with its new battery), and I like TouchID. I haven’t tried FaceID, but the security guy in me still feels it’s a weakness.

Ditto my iPad Air...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. But again, they are cashing in on being... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Agreed. But again, they are cashing in on being just outside Sea World. I don’t know if that property costs more than where other McDs are, but the prices rankle me because they are cashing in on...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There seem to be a zillion earbuds that look like... 313 Views / 2 Replies  
There seem to be a zillion earbuds that look like AirPods, so it’s reasonable to wonder what one product has over another.

The Pro features, including active noise cancellation, are good in some...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nationwide, 1 of every 500 Americans has died... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
Nationwide, 1 of every 500 Americans has died from COVID ( https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/15/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html). State by state varies, but that’s still a huge number.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 19, 2021 at 11:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
The last estimate I saw for a US herd threshold was 85-95% vaccinated.

I’m disappointed that having some of the most anti-survival public figures actually getting COVID hasn’t seemed to change the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I got a new Win 10 laptop for Christmas. After... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
I got a new Win 10 laptop for Christmas. After all that I’ve read about how “well” MS has managed rolling out even preview versions, I’m staying the heck away from Win 11 for as long as I can. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And this is not the PWL, so let’s tone things... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
And this is not the PWL, so let’s tone things down.

The Lounge is a place of civil discourse, even when we are discussing arguments. So we will now return to civil discussions, or we start having...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 17, 2021 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of that treatment for cancer is diagnostic. ... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
Some of that treatment for cancer is diagnostic.

Say you find an odd bump on your skin - in a place that's exposed to the sun a lot, and oh yes you're out in the sun a lot. A scrape or punch...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well yeah, we're not going there anymore. It's... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Well yeah, we're not going there anymore. It's just the brass of charging folks a lot more just because they're a quarter mile outside Sea World's gate. It irks me enough to post about it.

I...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reasonableness is an issue here. An Egg McMuffin... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Reasonableness is an issue here. An Egg McMuffin shouldn’t cost $2 more at one restaurant than at another a couple miles away. There are two barbecue places across the highway from this particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
McDonalds restaurants are franchises. Sure,... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
McDonalds restaurants are franchises. Sure, everybody knows that, right?

There’s one near the main gate for Sea World, and it happens to be closer and more convenient to my house than any of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let’s stay a little more on-topic and drop the... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
Let’s stay a little more on-topic and drop the personal attacking stuff, huh?
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 15, 2021 at 08:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When we saw Tim Burton’s Batman there were tons... 1,097 Views / 50 Replies  
When we saw Tim Burton’s Batman there were tons of kids in the audience. Little kids whose parents brought them. I guess they had no idea about the graphic novels and thought it was going to be...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The US has a habit of doing interesting things... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
The US has a habit of doing interesting things with crude oil. We have in the past imported “higher quality” crude oil while exporting “lower quality” crude.

The EIA also reports that last year...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reader, is that better or worse than having Siri... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Reader, is that better or worse than having Siri say “I didn’t understand that” when you didn’t really intend to wake Siri up in the first place?

I have a “shell” protector on my Apple Watch. It...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2021 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But you wouldn’t have been banned. Plus, IRL,... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
But you wouldn’t have been banned. Plus, IRL, you can make a solid defense out of protecting yourself and others. In that forum, you’re dealing with a bag of stupid and hate.

It sounds like that...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 11, 2021 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The side button is exactly where I need to grab... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
The side button is exactly where I need to grab the phone sometimes. And it is more sensitive to accidental presses in direct relation to how important what I’m trying to is at the moment.

How...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2021 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t disagree that the coughing terrorist... 2,343 Views / 91 Replies  
I can’t disagree that the coughing terrorist deserved a punch in the face. But too many soft (headed, mainly) forum rats complain about “incitement” and such for most public forums to overlook such...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 10, 2021 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am aware of the cleaning issues with grocery... 81,977 Views / 285 Replies  
I am aware of the cleaning issues with grocery store grinders. That machine is a necessary, if imperfect, part of what I’m trying to do. But there are ways to minimize and mitigate the residues...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$49 plus tax. I was afraid it would be more, but... 679 Views / 4 Replies  
$49 plus tax. I was afraid it would be more, but since it’s an 8, that’s the rate.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So a medium grind for pour over? Or more... 81,977 Views / 285 Replies  
So a medium grind for pour over? Or more "medium-fine"?
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2021 at 05:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone Battery Replacement Experience 679 Views / 4 Replies  
My iPhone 8's battery has been getting more and more pitiful of late, and the phone's said the battery needed replacement for a while. But there have been other priorities lately, so I haven't done...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2021 at 05:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Oh, yeah. I left that part out. We do pour over. 81,977 Views / 285 Replies  
Oh, yeah. I left that part out. We do pour over.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 7, 2021 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, this will probably sound pretty pedestrian,... 81,977 Views / 285 Replies  
OK, this will probably sound pretty pedestrian, but I have a question about grinds. Specifically how fine.

We use Gevalia on a daily basis, and it is labeled as “fine” ground. This jibes with the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 6, 2021 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On the other hand, the report could be that... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
On the other hand, the report could be that doctor’s personal impression of the extent of the local issue. It’s easy to exaggerate problems like this when you’re frustrated with why they arise in...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 6, 2021 at 10:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a feed store about 5 miles from my house. ... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
I have a feed store about 5 miles from my house. It’s a local business, and we’ve gotten our dogs’ vaccination meds from them a few times. They have horse tack, and of course horse drugs. Dog...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 2, 2021 at 04:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t personally think most Ivermectin-seekers... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
I don’t personally think most Ivermectin-seekers are going to be bright (or crafty) enough to concoct a reasonable story for their doctors. In fact, I think many of them don’t “have” a doctor in the...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 2, 2021 at 10:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe Apple has made things like this easier on... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Maybe Apple has made things like this easier on us? I don’t have a clue what the “learning” algorithm might be, but in my experience if I consistently misspell something the same way, Auto sort of...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 29, 2021 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, you may have trained Auto to believe “thr”... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Sadly, you may have trained Auto to believe “thr” was what you wanted.

And Auto - appropriately - corrected my entry in the above sentence. (IPad, in this case.)

Flo goes beyond either Doug or...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 28, 2021 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
TL;DR…Delta’s had to spend an average of over... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
TL;DR…Delta’s had to spend an average of over $40k per unvaccinated sick employee. This isn’t about infringing on “mah freedumz”, it’s about costing your employer money because you have the dumbs.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I should add something about the good/bad of this... 2,451 Views / 62 Replies  
I should add something about the good/bad of this thing.

Even if it’s not terribly egregious, even if it doesn’t measurably impact the phone/tablet’s performance, even if it is with the very best...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I only have my 2007 iMac as reference, but the... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
I only have my 2007 iMac as reference, but the magnets that hold the glass in are not wimpy. There’s no way I could see this machine’s glass falling out.

I can’t say anything about later models...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As to morons… My wife asked me, kind of out... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
As to morons…

My wife asked me, kind of out of the blue the other day, “that guy in Houston whose tiger got loose…how would he have managed evacuating in case of a hurricane?”

We talked about...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 23, 2021 at 09:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My “smart tv’s” network connection stays turned... 2,451 Views / 62 Replies  
My “smart tv’s” network connection stays turned off except when I check for firmware updates. It’s pretty old, too, so the updates have been very rare lately.

Having been “”the security guy” more...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 23, 2021 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Quieter fighters are a design trade off. Thrust... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
Quieter fighters are a design trade off. Thrust makes noise, bottom line. The A10 is quiet except from behind because the high-bypass turbofan engines are directed over the tail surfaces. It also...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 21, 2021 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am honestly more concerned about vendors... 2,451 Views / 62 Replies  
I am honestly more concerned about vendors capturing information about ME than about the government gathering more data on me.

I’m a career Airman, USAF retiree, a disabled veteran, and licensed...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 21, 2021 at 03:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While I can't help Famous with his issues, I... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
While I can't help Famous with his issues, I can't argue with the sentiment.

Mr. Abbott's use of emergency executive orders has attracted a lot of attention. Several courts have blocked his "no...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 20, 2021 at 05:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My home is on the approach to Kelly Field (no... 248,190 Views / 671 Replies  
My home is on the approach to Kelly Field (no longer Kelly AFB, now the field for Lackland AFB). One thing they do at Kelly is essentially "depot level" maintenance on a bunch of airplanes,...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 20, 2021 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The FBI is citing Title 18 for fake vaccination... 341,269 Views / 1,268 Replies  
The FBI is citing Title 18 for fake vaccination cards. Misuse or false use of CDC and other protected marks, and so on. Selling them is one thing, making them for yourself will probably also raise...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 18, 2021 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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