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Final Election results are in, though final vote... 725 Views / 47 Replies  
Final Election results are in, though final vote counts are ongoing. Most of that will be provisional ballots, which require the most validation steps before counting.

Projections are from...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 06:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I always think of her as the young-ish officer in... 170 Views / 3 Replies  
I always think of her as the young-ish officer in Wrath of Khan. Didn't realize she was 71 today.

Dang, Khan was 40 years ago (1982).
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We'd need to know if it's for real, or a scam.... 2,771 Views / 36 Replies  
We'd need to know if it's for real, or a scam. Order one, and let us know how it goes.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 3, 2022 at 02:28 PM, in Feedback
Say you are in the hospital in Mannheim, Germany.... 892,835 Views / 1,254 Replies  
Say you are in the hospital in Mannheim, Germany. Your roommate is on an oxygen machine. You don't like the noise the machine makes. What do you do?

Why, turn off the oxygen machine...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2022 at 03:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah yes, deleted scenes that didn't make the final... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
Ah yes, deleted scenes that didn't make the final cut. Another popular extra.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 1, 2022 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Doc, you're going to need an upgrade. I see at... 1,004,057 Views / 1,426 Replies  
Doc, you're going to need an upgrade. I see at least two cars with more headlights than you have.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 30, 2022 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't forget the blooper reels, behind-the-scenes... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
Don't forget the blooper reels, behind-the-scenes interviews with cast & effects people, etc. All the little extras that help DVDs sell. Perhaps even directory commentary track.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 30, 2022 at 02:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
YouTube is getting confused about my language... 447,143 Views / 1,239 Replies  
YouTube is getting confused about my language again.

German ads for a week.
One Russian ad.
Several Spanish (Mexico) ads, for Apple earbuds. The ad was kinda cool, with two street dancers...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 30, 2022 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you're up-to-date on your shots, it should be... 531,285 Views / 1,677 Replies  
If you're up-to-date on your shots, it should be no big deal. Typical cold symptoms at worst.

If you've had no shots, believe in Trump, and own a pickup with dual flagpoles at the back, we will...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 28, 2022 at 07:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Printers are still overpriced - supply hasn't... 447,143 Views / 1,239 Replies  
Printers are still overpriced - supply hasn't recovered from the pandemic yet. And many recent-model inkjets will do a head cleaning once a month if you don't print anything. It's a good idea,...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 28, 2022 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That used to happen when I was a kid, and they... 447,143 Views / 1,239 Replies  
That used to happen when I was a kid, and they wanted the trash taken out. The holdup wasn't actually in the comprehension part.

Perhaps there is a marginally-unethical step in your script. Try...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 27, 2022 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
May we assume violence was involved? 20,858 Views / 113 Replies  
May we assume violence was involved?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 24, 2022 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got an information mailer in the snailmail today,... 526,298 Views / 841 Replies  
Got an information mailer in the snailmail today, addressed to Current Resident. Seemed like the usual stuff - who to call for help. Until I read it.

https://i.imgur.com/0Fxq53T.jpg

Adult...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps a VPN would help. Especially if you... 725 Views / 47 Replies  
Perhaps a VPN would help. Especially if you already subscribe to one for your desktop/laptop. They usually allow a bunch of logins. The logins can be on different servers, in different countries.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you have a link to this study? I hadn't heard... 531,285 Views / 1,677 Replies  
Do you have a link to this study? I hadn't heard of it - it sounds promising.

or secretly paid for by pizza delivery companies...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 04:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsup: Gotta highlight this. Cheese is... 531,285 Views / 1,677 Replies  
:thumbsup: Gotta highlight this. Cheese is important.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 22, 2022 at 01:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't have a FB account. Ads elsewhere do not... 447,143 Views / 1,239 Replies  
I don't have a FB account. Ads elsewhere do not try and sell me prom dresses on any consistent basis. The closest I can think of is YouTube occasionally can't decide what sex I am, based on my...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2022 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm still masking in stores and other public... 531,285 Views / 1,677 Replies  
I'm still masking in stores and other public places. At least until Friday. That will be 2 weeks since my bivalent booster. I plan to try maskless in public then. That said, I don't go to a lot of...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2022 at 04:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They're sure you will buy engine parts and... 447,143 Views / 1,239 Replies  
They're sure you will buy engine parts and women's clothing soon. Holiday gifts for yourself and wife. Perhaps you did that at some point in years past.

Can't leave money sitting on the table.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 21, 2022 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The YT ad counts vary by channel. I'm not sure if... 725 Views / 47 Replies  
The YT ad counts vary by channel. I'm not sure if the channel owner has any say, or if it's all YT algorithms. But I've gotten hammered on a few channels, and gave up watching them. Other channels...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 18, 2022 at 02:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For me, it's Russian car crash videos. Everyone... 725 Views / 47 Replies  
For me, it's Russian car crash videos. Everyone should be good at something. They're good at subsidizing car sales. Also occasional impromptu wrestling matches, rare baseball bat confrontations, and...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 17, 2022 at 02:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a VPN the tends to geolocate to Florida.... 725 Views / 47 Replies  
I have a VPN the tends to geolocate to Florida. Or maybe Ohio - I got tons of ads for candidates in Ohio, and contractor services in Florida.

My Ohio Rep ads tended to be non-specific. No mention...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 16, 2022 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Point out to the parents that it's more fun to... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
Point out to the parents that it's more fun to play the villain? Use Darth Vader as an example. See how many Vader lines they know vs how many Luke lines.
"I am your father", "I have decided to...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 16, 2022 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On Friday evening, I got the bivalent booster... 531,285 Views / 1,677 Replies  
On Friday evening, I got the bivalent booster (Pfizer) and flu shots. Different arms for each. No overt reactions to report after 3 days. Super mild ache in the booster arm - only detectable if I...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 15, 2022 at 04:00 AM, in Political/War Lounge
2022 Midterm elections (USA) 725 Views / 47 Replies  
It's almost a week later, and we still don't know all the important answers.

• Senate: Dems retain control, at 50 - 49, with one seat in Georgia to be decided in a runoff on December 6.

• House...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 14, 2022 at 03:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An optimistic man. Not wearing any protective... 502,789 Views / 1,096 Replies  
An optimistic man. Not wearing any protective gear at all, even bare forearms. It would be quite unfortunate if his spray can ran out, or jammed.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 13, 2022 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The tax and securities fraud cases in NY will go... 1,636,267 Views / 3,526 Replies  
The tax and securities fraud cases in NY will go against Trump. Or more specifically, the Trump organization. Their former chief financial officer has turned state's witness, so it's a slam-dunk. But...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 11, 2022 at 04:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The J6 committee has investigative power. They... 1,636,267 Views / 3,526 Replies  
The J6 committee has investigative power. They can subpoena documents and testimony, but their enforcement power is limited to contempt. They can lock up an uncooperative witness for example. Actual...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It could matter a lot what they're grafting on.... 502,789 Views / 1,096 Replies  
It could matter a lot what they're grafting on. That's a lot of money to add a tail. Unless it's for horns?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 10, 2022 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I saw the title and thought, ah yes. Someone... 721 Views / 3 Replies  
I saw the title and thought, ah yes. Someone asking a woodworking question.
...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:43 PM, in Networking
Chicago / Illinois once had a problem with people... 1,636,267 Views / 3,526 Replies  
Chicago / Illinois once had a problem with people buying votes. Take a pic of your ballot, get your $20 (or whatever). So cameras got banned in voting booths there.

Vote buying hasn't been a thing...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 9, 2022 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Heh heh. He wanted a taste of bird. Should be... 502,789 Views / 1,096 Replies  
Heh heh. He wanted a taste of bird. Should be careful what he wishes for.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 8, 2022 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
hmm ... still thinking here. What happens if you... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
hmm ... still thinking here. What happens if you provide multiple subs tracks?

If YT defaults to subs=off (user must choose) then problem solved.
If YT defaults to playing the first subs track,...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2022 at 02:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd forgotten about that - I changed my user... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
I'd forgotten about that - I changed my user setting ages ago, so subs default to OFF.

A workaround. Two uploads - one with the subs, one without. Links to both in the descriptions. The subs one...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 7, 2022 at 02:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're limiting your career choices, Glenn. For... 1,004 Views / 22 Replies  
You're limiting your career choices, Glenn. For any decent spying work, you need microfilm capability. How else will you sneak those documents out of the DMV that they never want publicized?
Posted by reader50, on Nov 6, 2022 at 10:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like you oppose audio translation.... 1,760 Views / 141 Replies  
Sounds like you oppose audio translation. Potentially in any form.

Well, if you oppose dubbing, I look forward to your movie. With subtitles in 10 languages. ;)
Posted by reader50, on Nov 6, 2022 at 03:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I use Malwarebytes and Avast, both in free mode. ... 1,118 Views / 3 Replies  
I use Malwarebytes and Avast, both in free mode.

Malwarebytes mostly because it will warn (and stop) an app doing lots of file locks or deletes. ie - malware encrypting files, followed by a...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:30 PM, in Applications
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an actual example.... 1,760 Views / 141 Replies  
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an actual example. The DVD sets include Spanish, French, and German dubs (mix depends on market). From what I've read, the non-English dubs were distributed during the...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2022 at 08:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've noticed for a couple decades that US shows... 1,760 Views / 141 Replies  
I've noticed for a couple decades that US shows get exported with good dubbing. The DVDs (and later media) often have alternate sound tracks. But non-US shows or movies typically have only subtitles....
Posted by reader50, on Nov 5, 2022 at 01:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I manually captioned a trailer or two, for... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
I manually captioned a trailer or two, for showing to a hard-of-hearing friend.

Transcribing the text isn't bad. But syncing text to speech is a pain in the butt. Professional captioners must have...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 4, 2022 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So it's a miniseries? I'd thought all along it... 154,518 Views / 490 Replies  
So it's a miniseries? I'd thought all along it was a movie.

I hope all the later episodes are already complete. If they aren't -- starting a release schedule is going to amp the pressure up.
Posted by reader50, on Nov 3, 2022 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an Epson Perfection 3170 photo scanner... 1,004 Views / 22 Replies  
I have an Epson Perfection 3170 photo scanner (flatbed). It's excellent for scanning prints. But for negatives, I ended up giving up. At the time, anyway.

The scanner does indeed go to high enough...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not an assassination. He planned to hammer her... 1,636,267 Views / 3,526 Replies  
Not an assassination. He planned to hammer her kneecaps, and take her hostage with the wire ties he'd brought along. Not sure what his hostage demands would be.

It could have ended in an...
Posted by reader50, on Nov 1, 2022 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am a bit curious about the missile. Most have a... 502,789 Views / 1,096 Replies  
I am a bit curious about the missile. Most have a warhead or radar in the nose. This one ... had a tiny parachute?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They might blame the traffic controller and/or... 502,789 Views / 1,096 Replies  
They might blame the traffic controller and/or the pilot. Probably won't end a career though - the fighter is clearly fixable.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 02:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps because they are the primary ones who do... 1,760 Views / 141 Replies  
Perhaps because they are the primary ones who do it. I've noticed that conservatives are supposedly about freedom, but want to control everything within reach. Like semi-independent agencies.

Even...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 02:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was thinking the same thing. "This car is very... 447,143 Views / 1,239 Replies  
I was thinking the same thing. "This car is very reliable. Except for the engine."
Posted by reader50, on Oct 31, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want to max out RAM, prices are finally... 1,297 Views / 14 Replies  
If you want to max out RAM, prices are finally dropping. On SSDs too. Those new factories they started building during COVID are coming online now, just as consumer electronics spending falls off....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm on SuperDuper 3.2.4 With SD, "copy" =... 1,297 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm on SuperDuper 3.2.4

With SD, "copy" = clone. If you bought your copy, you'll have Smart Update available, which only copies the differences across (faster, and can resume). If you didn't buy...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Side note, the most recent version of SuperDuper!... 1,297 Views / 14 Replies  
Side note, the most recent version of SuperDuper! can clone from the boot drive. Obviously not to the boot drive.

While booted from Mojave (apfs), I used SD to clone the booted drive to a laptop....
Posted by reader50, on Oct 30, 2022 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
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