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“That which does not kill me mutates and tries... 530,175 Views / 1,671 Replies  
“That which does not kill me mutates and tries again.” Just sayin’. So far, my wife and I have had FIVE shots; the original two-shot Pfizer start, then three boosters (so far).

Oh and we got our...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2022 at 05:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The thing with “official looking” mailings is... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
The thing with “official looking” mailings is that they are meant to look like what Joe Doesn’t Know Better thinks official stuff should look. Big giveaways include lack of “For official business...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2022 at 05:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Inquiring minds “gots to know.” ;) 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
Inquiring minds “gots to know.” ;)
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2022 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I filled up yesterday for $2.67⁹ at a Valero... 12,460 Views / 195 Replies  
I filled up yesterday for $2.67⁹ at a Valero (local oil company) station. That’s 8¢ per gallon less than at my usual H-E-B gas station at $2.75⁹. There’s been a steady decline in local* prices over...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2022 at 05:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This past week has seen highs in the low 50s,... 342,406 Views / 524 Replies  
This past week has seen highs in the low 50s, gradually falling to highs in the low 40s. But it’s been wet, too, so it’s felt a lot cooler. The overcast and generally yuck sky has also made it feel...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
Yup.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 18, 2022 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Last Friday, our son got his first booster - he... 530,175 Views / 1,671 Replies  
Last Friday, our son got his first booster - he had the two original shots back when “not elderly or chronically ill people first were authorized. And the booster kicked his kiester for several...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
CAN’T WE HAVE THANKSGIVING (US) BEFORE WE... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
CAN’T WE HAVE THANKSGIVING (US) BEFORE WE SATURATE EVERYTHING WITH HO-HO-FREAKIN’-HO? PLEASE!!!!

It’s not that marketing is skipping over a bigger “family-oriented” holiday than either Halloween...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those sprays ARE toxic. They are typically a... 501,132 Views / 1,090 Replies  
Those sprays ARE toxic. They are typically a neurotoxin, and humans can be injured by them when badly exposed.

I have the most trouble when we put Frontline (a flea and tick killer) on our cats. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2022 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's the opposite of what I would have... 132,129 Views / 352 Replies  
That's the opposite of what I would have expected. I've visited roasters who offered samples, and the samples were STOUT. Like "if you ain't a man yet, you will be now" strong. Others have at...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Way back in the Dim Times, I had to, on a routine... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
Way back in the Dim Times, I had to, on a routine basis, research part and stock numbers with data on microfiche, and it was a major PITA. But frankly, it’s much friendlier than microfilm; at least...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 6, 2022 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So far, Canon’s EF lenses have been very nice to... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
So far, Canon’s EF lenses have been very nice to me. If I were capturing microfilm, I might need to upgrade the glass, but negatives and slides should be fine with my lenses.

Both of my Canon...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 6, 2022 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here in San Antonio, we’re getting the “see-saw... 342,406 Views / 524 Replies  
Here in San Antonio, we’re getting the “see-saw downward” trend in temperatures. This happens for a while, then temps get higher for a while, then trend down again. This week’s highs are in the low...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 6, 2022 at 05:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a non-pro class camera, the T7 really knocks... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
For a non-pro class camera, the T7 really knocks it out of the park for everything I need and want it to do. It’s also a tad bit lighter (body only) than the XTi, which will help when I use it for...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2022 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please define what you mean by "commercial... 1,583 Views / 141 Replies  
Please define what you mean by "commercial viability." Because there's a lot of BBC's programming that has been quite "commercially viable" in terms that would translate to US television (I'm...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
...especially for something like a battery... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
...especially for something like a battery replacement. When I replaced the battery in my iPhone 8 a while back, it was a "process" that they did in-house and while I waited. But it wasn't trivial,...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, "it was time" for the XTi to be replaced.... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
subego, "it was time" for the XTi to be replaced. And with all I really need and want to do with all of these negatives (I don't even have an idea of how many frames there are to assess, digitize...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 07:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. The battery in my MBP still charges and... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
Agreed. The battery in my MBP still charges and lasts quite a while, but it’s not nearly as long as it “should be,” and the OS says the battery needs service. There’s an iFixit guide to replace...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Day before yesterday I filled up at my favorite... 12,460 Views / 195 Replies  
Day before yesterday I filled up at my favorite grocery chain gas station, but not the closest one. This one is far enough out that it typically has a higher price for regular, at least by a few...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The missile (I’m not sure which model it is) is... 501,132 Views / 1,090 Replies  
The missile (I’m not sure which model it is) is not a “live” device. The tail end is clearly sealed, and not with a plug that the rocket motor would blow off. It’s definitely not an AIM-9, which...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree that the samples show sharper focus with... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
I agree that the samples show sharper focus with the longer exposure than the shortest, but I also agree that it could simply be that I focused the longer exposure shot better. I’ve addressed that -...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2022 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
reader, I've spent quite a bit of time using my... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
reader, I've spent quite a bit of time using my flatbed scanner to digitize prints. There are some hoops to jump through to get good results.

Like for some reason I can't get my iMac to tell the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2022 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I should add that I’m also safely preserving the... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
I should add that I’m also safely preserving the negatives themselves in archive-quality sleeves as I’m sorting through them.

I want to get “the perfect scan” on the first try, but I’m also OK...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2022 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, that helps a lot. I’m using my Canon EOS... 846 Views / 22 Replies  
OK, that helps a lot.

I’m using my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi (not exactly a spring chicken of cameras, but it’s what I have). Per advice/instruction on a variety of photography sites, I have...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2022 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Photography Question 846 Views / 22 Replies  
I’m not super strong on how focal length affects some factors, thus my question.

I’m photographing old negatives that turned up a short time ago to both preserve the images and make the images...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2022 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here it’s been bouncing around quite a bit. Last... 12,460 Views / 195 Replies  
Here it’s been bouncing around quite a bit. Last Wednesday the prevailing price for regular was around $2.98. Yesterday just about every pump in the area jumped to over $3.15. It’s like the prices...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2022 at 05:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m sure that the poor lady was only told 500... 501,132 Views / 1,090 Replies  
I’m sure that the poor lady was only told 500 times to only point that gun at the target or down. Maybe she was having a bad day…. I’m surprised the range guy took a “gentle” approach with her.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2022 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Every cell phone in existence that has a camera... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
Every cell phone in existence that has a camera lacks one very important feature. A by-default “you’re an idiot” camera mode. Let me explain.

My wife and I went to a nice little venue here in...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 28, 2022 at 04:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think that this guy felt he was “living a... 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
I don’t think that this guy felt he was “living a lie” once he finally came out to himself. That took an awful long time, because of the culture where he grew up, and more so because of his mother’s...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 21, 2022 at 02:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
EMGs are, sadly, necessary in some really... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
EMGs are, sadly, necessary in some really unpleasant situations. The EMG just makes them much more unpleasant.

Two different types: afferent and efferent. An afferent EMG helps determine if...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 21, 2022 at 02:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not necessarily. A guy my wife went to school... 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
Not necessarily. A guy my wife went to school with, and her first “romantic” connection as well, came out to my wife and pretty much everybody he knew at about the same time. But not his mother.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2022 at 12:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s not super challenging to get at the hard... 1,241 Views / 17 Replies  
It’s not super challenging to get at the hard drive on a 2006 iMac. In fact, it’s quite a bit simpler than with the 2007 model I have. And if you’re going to recycle the machine anyway, that...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 10, 2022 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Woo hoo! Congratulations. 20,468 Views / 113 Replies  
Woo hoo! Congratulations.
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2022 at 01:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How could anyone NOT see that truck? Oh yeah,... 501,132 Views / 1,090 Replies  
How could anyone NOT see that truck? Oh yeah, low IQ motorcycle riders are involved.

I hope neither rider was injured, and that the vintage truck wasn’t badly damaged. But all that slow moving...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 5, 2022 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mr. Building Wrecker’s thingie fell off, and he... 501,132 Views / 1,090 Replies  
Mr. Building Wrecker’s thingie fell off, and he got sad…

…which came out MUCH more salacious than I’d intended, but there it is. ;)
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 4, 2022 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Combined with the allergens, my latest booster... 530,175 Views / 1,671 Replies  
Combined with the allergens, my latest booster took me about 4 days to “get over.” I’m not sure how much of that was the shot and how much was the allergens. Or, for that matter, how much had to do...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2022 at 09:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
“This Go Pro just fell outta the sky. It was a... 501,132 Views / 1,090 Replies  
“This Go Pro just fell outta the sky. It was a miracle!” At least the guy only lost the camera, not anything “important to safely returning to earth.”

The tennis guy clearly saw the issue with...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2022 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My boosters have all been unique experiences, but... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
My boosters have all been unique experiences, but this last one’s timing with San Antonio’s crap in the air has increased its uniqueness. Not in a fun way.

Anyway, today I’m feeling pretty good. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2022 at 09:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Announce and change behavior: in-your-face. ... 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
Announce and change behavior: in-your-face.

Change behavior without announcing: “let’s see if they notice”.

One is assertive and even confrontational, the other is more subtle. And the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2022 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Swift has enough uniqueness that I’ve had to... 7,687 Views / 12 Replies  
Swift has enough uniqueness that I’ve had to spend a LOT of time with the documentation just to feel that I’m getting the “hello world” stuff right. And it’s taken multiple tries.

It doesn’t help...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 3, 2022 at 09:22 AM, in Developer Center
I first became aware of Coolio because of the... 841 Views / 1 Replies  
I first became aware of Coolio because of the video for 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New). In it, he is trying to get to a party, and every kind of transportation he uses has problems. He winds up on a Big...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2022 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I guess it’s a “minor” irritant…. My wife and I... 444,793 Views / 1,209 Replies  
I guess it’s a “minor” irritant…. My wife and I got our fifth COVID shots this past Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning was fine for both of us, but after lunch, be both felt pretty wiped out and...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 1, 2022 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd say that part of this whole discussion might... 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
I'd say that part of this whole discussion might actually need to go way back to before "intention."

How do we learn what is "appropriate dress" for various situations? Usually it's from a...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 28, 2022 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shifuimam, thanks for the offer. I’m “better”... 7,687 Views / 12 Replies  
Shifuimam, thanks for the offer. I’m “better” with C than C++, but only because I learned that first (and formally, in college…C++ was introduced, but not actually “taught” for some reason). I...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 27, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in Developer Center
My wife and I are going to get the latest booster... 530,175 Views / 1,671 Replies  
My wife and I are going to get the latest booster and the flu shot. Not sure yet which will be first - it's supposedly OK to do both at the same time but I am not feeling that brave. I have to be...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2022 at 07:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well around here, the basic price for regular gas... 12,460 Views / 195 Replies  
Well around here, the basic price for regular gas went from the mid $2.80s to over $3.00 at about the same time Ukraine pointed toward the Crimea and said "that's some important territory", then...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2022 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have encountered several women named "Michael".... 11,390 Views / 286 Replies  
I have encountered several women named "Michael". And my first name, Glenn, is also a relatively common name for women (Glenn Close, for example). An OT classmate's grandmother was named Glenn, and...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2022 at 07:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Movies are never finished. Sometimes they... 153,590 Views / 474 Replies  
Movies are never finished. Sometimes they escape.* Same for books, records, and so on.

Plays are worse; the playwright can tweak, adjust, and rewrite for every single performance, but they are...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2022 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to admit that, despite the inflammatory... 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
I have to admit that, despite the inflammatory nature of my initial post on this, some supposedly business office women I've encountered (mostly in health care, and all of those in health care were...
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 24, 2022 at 07:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I should add that my wording, intended to be... 524,330 Views / 835 Replies  
I should add that my wording, intended to be humorous and to evoke a particular type of footwear, seems to have failed at both goals. Oops.
Posted by ghporter, on Sep 23, 2022 at 06:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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