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I'm not clear on the original intent. Was she... 483,061 Views / 1,028 Replies  
I'm not clear on the original intent. Was she trying to headbutt the top door frame?
Posted by reader50, on Today at 05:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In another thread, I typed "hydrazine" (in a... 427,585 Views / 1,123 Replies  
In another thread, I typed "hydrazine" (in a rocket context) and my browser promptly underlined it as misspelled. Quick check with Dictionary - it was spelled correctly.

I understand that adding...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 01:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I too think it would be easy. The drone would... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
I too think it would be easy. The drone would periodically thrust during most of the trip, keeping the cable playing out. It would make small course corrections too. But they'd gently brake it by...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 28, 2022 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pulling on it = almost guaranteed rebound. Also,... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
Pulling on it = almost guaranteed rebound. Also, this leash masses tons. That's a lot of inertia to play with.

Allowing it to reach Naomi with negligible speed is possible, braking at the winch,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You might also need Klingon patrol routes, to... 152 Views / 4 Replies  
You might also need Klingon patrol routes, to avoid delays. So it will need a tie-in to military intelligence postings.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 08:02 PM, in Applications
The winch side on the Belter ship, brakes it to... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
The winch side on the Belter ship, brakes it to millimeters per second, instead of to zero. How did you jump from "not braking to a final stop" over to "not braking at all"?

"not braking to a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It would allow inertia to silently finish the... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
It would allow inertia to silently finish the delivery near Naomi's face. She snaps the ends together before excess tether can slowly pile up. Then tensioning the completed tether from both sides...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A situation with negligible rebound is good... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
A situation with negligible rebound is good enough - the tether gets to Naomi, so she can snap it to the Roci's tether. My guess is the winch side didn't brake it to the final stop - allow a tiny...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't seen any substantive news out of China... 141 Views / 8 Replies  
I haven't seen any substantive news out of China since the coup rumor hit. But I've also mostly been following the Ukraine news, so my sample is biased.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 09:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yep, wait 2 months after a previous vaccination,... 518,334 Views / 1,643 Replies  
Yep, wait 2 months after a previous vaccination, or 3 months after a previous infection.

It's a bivalent vaccine this time - it contains two versions:
1) a dose of the original vaccine.
2) a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 09:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I used to complain about the low quality of news... 427,585 Views / 1,123 Replies  
I used to complain about the low quality of news type. They were skipping most proof-reading. This was quite pronounced a decade ago, as papers struggled financially during the transition to Internet...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 26, 2022 at 06:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Your example rope is springy - it will stretch a... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
Your example rope is springy - it will stretch a bit, then contract (pull) back to the real max length. The outcome from the example would depend on how hard you apply the brake to the rope. Apply it...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A rope / chain / tether is a loose object, not... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
A rope / chain / tether is a loose object, not solid. It will deform freely. Imagine you are lowering a rope from a balcony. When the lower end touches the ground, it will "brake" to a halt. Does...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2022 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I couldn't find a mention on any regular news... 141 Views / 8 Replies  
I couldn't find a mention on any regular news service last night. It's a day later, and that's still the case.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2022 at 01:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agree, small errors in the closeups. They should... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
Agree, small errors in the closeups. They should have countered the cable droop with some wire supports erased in post. The faces thing is practical filming - gotta see the cable, and their faces....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2022 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I plan to wait another week or two, to hear the... 518,334 Views / 1,643 Replies  
I plan to wait another week or two, to hear the reports. And to make sure I can take a day off if need be afterwards.

If I get the flu shot, it will be with the covid booster. I hate needles, so...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They're probably trying to pull a tree stump -... 483,061 Views / 1,028 Replies  
They're probably trying to pull a tree stump - you can see a nearby tree's shadow. The shadow didn't jump, so the chain isn't connected to the live tree.

But the camera followed the car - you...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So a girl named Samantha would go by the nickname... 6,212 Views / 267 Replies  
So a girl named Samantha would go by the nickname ... Saman? Sounds like a fish dinner.

ps - I don't blame people for their birth names. Blame their parents.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Presumably you're observing small businesses,... 512,083 Views / 806 Replies  
Presumably you're observing small businesses, less likely to have dress codes.

If women are OK with it, and most men like the appearance too, then I don't see the problem. A vocal minority will...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect the pack has a weak cell. The whole... 257 Views / 3 Replies  
I suspect the pack has a weak cell. The whole pack is indeed charging. But one (or more) cells has almost no capacity. Pull the adapter, that one cell falls to zero volts, dragging the pack voltage...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Lam, is that gas price chart retail or wholesale?... 9,463 Views / 171 Replies  
Lam, is that gas price chart retail or wholesale? It says we've returned to the gas price about when the invasion started. But I recall the prices right before invasion, and my local price today is...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oops, I got that backwards. Summer gas... 9,463 Views / 171 Replies  
Oops, I got that backwards. Summer gas formulation is the more expensive one. The switch to winter formulation should drop the price a few pennies.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ukraine has done a few helicopter-based attacks... 5,783 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukraine has done a few helicopter-based attacks across the border, and there's artillery dueling. But no HIMARS or other advanced western weapons. I'm not sure about western howitzers. Ukraine has...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The sham referenda are scheduled for Sept 23-26... 5,783 Views / 121 Replies  
The sham referenda are scheduled for Sept 23-26 (Fri-Mon). Ukraine says those will make no difference - they can already use advanced western weapons anywhere within the internationally-recognized...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm still trying to catch it. Nothing unusual yet. 441 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm still trying to catch it. Nothing unusual yet.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 02:21 AM, in Feedback
Any word on how effective the flu shot is this... 518,334 Views / 1,643 Replies  
Any word on how effective the flu shot is this year? We've had a few years where it missed badly.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Small bump here as well. Maybe it's the switch to... 9,463 Views / 171 Replies  
Small bump here as well. Maybe it's the switch to winter gas formulation. Because demand should be falling.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't seen anything. But haven't been online... 441 Views / 12 Replies  
I haven't seen anything. But haven't been online much for the last few days, so I could have missed the big party.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2022 at 09:56 PM, in Feedback
This doesn't seem so bad. A good schemer with a... 648 Views / 51 Replies  
This doesn't seem so bad. A good schemer with a cause is scary. Better to have someone who gets in, but doesn't break anything. Just do the boring, daily business of keeping the country running.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's presumably sand under the water. He may have... 483,061 Views / 1,028 Replies  
It's presumably sand under the water. He may have trouble sitting for a few days. And it looks like he whiplashed himself. He'll feel that in a few hours.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 14, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is a network mount that's not in... 1,130 Views / 2 Replies  
My impression is a network mount that's not in use when you go to sleep, will quietly reestablish in the background when you wake up. ie - the mounted volume will only vanish if it can't reestablish,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in macOS
September is traditionally when the school year... 512,083 Views / 806 Replies  
September is traditionally when the school year starts, so parents will find it busy. However, most schools now start in late August. And some use year-around tracks, so individual kids may start...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2022 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Instead of calling a restaurant for delivery,... 9,463 Views / 171 Replies  
Instead of calling a restaurant for delivery, call a taco truck service. I'm sure they would send a truck to your address for the right fee. Super-fresh tacos at your door, piping hot.

Probably...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2022 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Russia is now spinning it - they ordered a... 5,783 Views / 121 Replies  
Russia is now spinning it - they ordered a Kharkiv area withdrawal a few days before. Pulling the troops to reinforce the Donbas front. Half the troops that escaped may have walked back to Russia....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2022 at 10:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ukraine has routed the Russian forces in the... 5,783 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukraine has routed the Russian forces in the north.

It turned into a race, who could get enough forces to Kupiansk the fastest. Ukraine won, partially encircling the city. The Russians broke and...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
S/he's all good. There's a sign. It says you can... 483,061 Views / 1,028 Replies  
S/he's all good. There's a sign. It says you can park there.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she... 432 Views / 5 Replies  
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she was a source of stability. The UK government would do this or that, while the Queen *never* said dipshit nonsense.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not every day, but now and then, I need some... 9,463 Views / 171 Replies  
It's not every day, but now and then, I need some Doritos.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ukrainian forces have reached the outskirts of... 5,783 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukrainian forces have reached the outskirts of Kupiansk, but are not (yet) in the city. It appears that for Russian forces in the area, it's become a shitshow...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All that effort to catch an empty can. 483,061 Views / 1,028 Replies  
All that effort to catch an empty can.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Who is Steve? The famous one has been gone... 427,585 Views / 1,123 Replies  
Who is Steve? The famous one has been gone awhile. If he's returned in your area, I'd imagine the store would be closed for much longer. I also recommend stocking up on shotguns and axes. He might...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It depends on how the appeal ruling goes. If the... 775 Views / 34 Replies  
It depends on how the appeal ruling goes. If the Appeals court rules for the government, and doesn't suspend their own ruling pending further appeal - the investigation resumes. If the Appeals court...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Guys, keep an eye on the Ukraine breakthrough... 5,783 Views / 121 Replies  
Guys, keep an eye on the Ukraine breakthrough happening right now in the north. Near Kharkiv. This could be the turning point of the war. Open-sourced war map (https://deepstatemap.live/en).

It...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 8, 2022 at 04:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You could also try the old standby: reinstall the... 474 Views / 6 Replies  
You could also try the old standby: reinstall the OS. That's been known to fix a lot of weird issues that defy diagnostics.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 8, 2022 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Trickle-down economics. It's been four decades of... 648 Views / 51 Replies  
Trickle-down economics. It's been four decades of failure. But if we just cut taxes on the wealthy even more, maybe they'll finally become generous on hiring and raises. Stay the course - get those...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2022 at 05:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't seen National Treasure, and it's been... 1,579 Views / 49 Replies  
I haven't seen National Treasure, and it's been awhile since seeing any of the Indiana Jones movies. My impression is the later Jumanjis appeal to a broad audience.

Another suggestion that can...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 7, 2022 at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wouldn't. 427,585 Views / 1,123 Replies  
I wouldn't.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The original (old) Jumanji films (Jumanji,... 1,579 Views / 49 Replies  
The original (old) Jumanji films (Jumanji, Zathura) were kid-focused, and are apparently canon for the newer films.

That said, the newer ones go in their own direction. They start with high-school...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have it repaired right away - they force resin or... 427,585 Views / 1,123 Replies  
Have it repaired right away - they force resin or something into it, sealing the cracks. It's cheaper than replacing the windshield.

If you don't seal it, one or more cracks will grow out of it....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 02:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sure you had nothing to do with that. ;) What... 1,579 Views / 49 Replies  
I'm sure you had nothing to do with that. ;) What an unfortunate accident.

Enjoy your quasi-vacation. For silly fun, try:
Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Jumanji - The Next Level (2019)
...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 5, 2022 at 04:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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