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On Netflix, I am currently watching and not... 4,065 Views / 88 Replies  
On Netflix, I am currently watching and not hating Warrior Nun. Apparently, it’s based on either some comic book or YA novel or somesuch. In any case, it definitely has a YA edge about it, but not...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 09:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like Sarah Palin lost her bid to be an... 648 Views / 46 Replies  
Looks like Sarah Palin lost her bid to be an Alaska Representative. Thank god.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 24, 2022 at 03:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I suspect they simply used an autopen machine,... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
I suspect they simply used an autopen machine, rather than having an embossing die made, then hoping it stays in registration with the printed signature.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 24, 2022 at 09:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The avalanche of Medicare Advantage plan ads I am... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
The avalanche of Medicare Advantage plan ads I am getting in the mail these days. Most are innocuous, but a few are deliberately designed to make you think they’re “official” government business....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 23, 2022 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly! 524,287 Views / 835 Replies  
Exactly!
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 23, 2022 at 12:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t listened to the interview yet, but it... 179 Views / 7 Replies  
I haven’t listened to the interview yet, but it does sound interesting. Does Stewart get the to speak to Trump’s attempt to gut the State Department? State was one of the first departments he...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 21, 2022 at 11:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Current temp: 14F Wind chill: 3F 342,369 Views / 524 Replies  
Current temp: 14F Wind chill: 3F
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 20, 2022 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I managed to grab a nasty head/chest cold a... 342,369 Views / 524 Replies  
I managed to grab a nasty head/chest cold a couple of days ago. Ugh. My colds tend to linger a long, long time, and bounce between my head and chest. Gonna be a lovely week.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 17, 2022 at 07:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Republican control of the House was made official... 648 Views / 46 Replies  
Republican control of the House was made official yesterday. Leaders have already pledged multiple investigations into Biden’s administration and policies. Anyone think there’ll be a Hunter...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 17, 2022 at 07:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Huh. We didn’t get any such ads from democrats.... 648 Views / 46 Replies  
Huh. We didn’t get any such ads from democrats. They were all along the lines of “protecting women’s rights” and other such soft references to abortion. Nothing outright about rape, incest, etc.
...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 15, 2022 at 11:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Point of fact, Putin has stated in the past his... 7,201 Views / 166 Replies  
Point of fact, Putin has stated in the past his desire to rebuild the Russian Empire. That is to say, pre-1919 Russia.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 15, 2022 at 09:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It was kind of pragmatic to keep the drug trade... 7,201 Views / 166 Replies  
It was kind of pragmatic to keep the drug trade going in Afghanistan. Opium/heroin was a not-insubstantial part of the economy outside the cities, and outright eliminating it (probably by killing the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 15, 2022 at 08:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Got our first snow of the season yesterday.... 342,369 Views / 524 Replies  
Got our first snow of the season yesterday. Surprisingly heavy, too. Cold and windy. Bah.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 13, 2022 at 09:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The new Neal Brennan special on Netflix is pretty... 864 Views / 22 Replies  
The new Neal Brennan special on Netflix is pretty good. Definitely a low-key-ish performer.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 11, 2022 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Technically, I think all doctors are required to... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Technically, I think all doctors are required to act dumb when it comes to psilocybin. ;) Now, ask a good psychiatrist what they think, and they’ll have opinions. There’s a lot of movement in...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 10, 2022 at 06:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m pretty sure the FBI can act on its own,... 1,634,772 Views / 3,523 Replies  
I’m pretty sure the FBI can act on its own, independent on what the J6 committee does, or what house leaders do. It can develop its own evidence as well as use anything the committee has shared with...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 10, 2022 at 06:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apparently, Michigan kept its dem governor, and... 1,634,772 Views / 3,523 Replies  
Apparently, Michigan kept its dem governor, and turned both chambers of the legislature blue. And confirmed a constitutional amendment to secure abortion rights. Quite a turn-around from a state...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 10, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
‘Ludes were pretty awesome. We called them 714s... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
‘Ludes were pretty awesome. We called them 714s in my neck of the woods (the tabs were imprinted with the numeral 714) Addictive as hell. Dangerous, too, as they were very easy to OD on. But, such a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 10, 2022 at 09:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
90s acid was like eating speed compared to 70s... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
90s acid was like eating speed compared to 70s acid. Anyway, I’d mostly switched to mushrooms by then.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 9, 2022 at 06:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Shittiest drugs ever. 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Shittiest drugs ever.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 9, 2022 at 04:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
At least you got a reply. I’ve gotten texts like... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
At least you got a reply. I’ve gotten texts like that from medical providers and I never get a confirmation that my reply registered.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 9, 2022 at 04:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Xfinity gateway is the same. Out of the box,... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
The Xfinity gateway is the same. Out of the box, it transmits an open Xfinity hotspot. In the past, you could disable the hotspot, but it would be re-enabled with every firmware update (or even a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 9, 2022 at 11:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Routers? 536 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm planning to upgrade my current (and apparently no longer supported) Arris modem with a newer Arris DOCSIS 3.1 modem. As I'm doing this, I'm starting to consider replacing my old-but-rock-solid...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:57 AM, in Networking
It likely isn’t. That doesn’t mean you can’t... 1,634,772 Views / 3,523 Replies  
It likely isn’t. That doesn’t mean you can’t potentially get away with it if you’re quick about it.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 9, 2022 at 08:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
At this point in time, Taylor would top my list.... 864 Views / 22 Replies  
At this point in time, Taylor would top my list. I like both Cummings and Glazer, but neither of them have done any new standup specials in a few years, that I’m aware of. Glazer pops-up on the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 7, 2022 at 03:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol::lol::lol: 153,566 Views / 474 Replies  
:lol::lol::lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 6, 2022 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I listen to the radio in my car all the time.... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
I listen to the radio in my car all the time. There’s a really fun community station whose playlist could be accurately called “eclectic.” Plus, there are a couple of high-school station, run by the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 5, 2022 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The problem (whatever it was) appears to be... 450 Views / 2 Replies  
The problem (whatever it was) appears to be resolved.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 2, 2022 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Depends on which value of “value” you’re using. 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Depends on which value of “value” you’re using.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 1, 2022 at 04:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think they do, but they’re usually so busy that... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
I think they do, but they’re usually so busy that you’re much better off making an appointment.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Nov 1, 2022 at 04:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Raining and windy here for trick-or-treating... 342,369 Views / 524 Replies  
Raining and windy here for trick-or-treating tonight.
Was in Chicago Thursday thru Saturday. Amazingly good weather.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 31, 2022 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The price of new yachts keep going up. 12,435 Views / 195 Replies  
The price of new yachts keep going up.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 31, 2022 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Iliza’s? It’s called Hot Forever. It’s pretty... 864 Views / 22 Replies  
Iliza’s? It’s called Hot Forever. It’s pretty recent. Recent enough for her to be extremely pissed about Roe being overturned, anyway (or about to be overturned, depending on when it was shot)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 31, 2022 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t believe Migration Assistant would have... 1,029 Views / 14 Replies  
I don’t believe Migration Assistant would have moved the older OS over the newer OS on the iMac, though, which is one thing I definitely needed to do.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I enjoyed a somewhat bittersweet discovery when I... 1,029 Views / 14 Replies  
I enjoyed a somewhat bittersweet discovery when I rebooted my wife’s old iMac and noted that it had more RAM installed than the one I had been soldiering-along with for the past umpteen years.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, it's a purchased copy of SD. I went the... 1,029 Views / 14 Replies  
Yep, it's a purchased copy of SD.
I went the "erase the drive, then copy over the backup from SD" route. It took awhile, but it seems to have worked beautifully. I even gained a few gigs of disc...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Heh. My OG iPadAir doesn’t last 30 seconds if I... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
Heh. My OG iPadAir doesn’t last 30 seconds if I take it off the charger. As long as it’s on the charger it says 100%.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I highly recommend Taylor Tomlinson’s latest... 864 Views / 22 Replies  
I highly recommend Taylor Tomlinson’s latest Netflix special, Look at You. The wife and I both laughed our butts off. It was especially hilarious if, like me, you have had any dealings with the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 10:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. I went away for several days and,... 1,029 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes.

I went away for several days and, violating my own rules, I powered-off my work iMac. When I got back home and went to use the iMac, it wouldn’t power-up. It seemed dead. Somehow, it finally...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
A little help, please... 1,029 Views / 14 Replies  
It’s been awhile since I had to do anything like this, and I could use a bit of help.
Here’s the setup...

I have two old iMacs of the same model (late 2009) I have a full, bootable backup of...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 30, 2022 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Heh. Thought we were going to see a real-life... 501,057 Views / 1,090 Replies  
Heh. Thought we were going to see a real-life SportKa commercial.

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Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 27, 2022 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Seeing $3.88 here the past couple of days. 12,435 Views / 195 Replies  
Seeing $3.88 here the past couple of days.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 27, 2022 at 09:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You cannot kill that which is dead. 672 Views / 2 Replies  
You cannot kill that which is dead.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 27, 2022 at 09:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Given that the House controls the pocketbook, the... 1,580 Views / 141 Replies  
Given that the House controls the pocketbook, the Rs are already signaling a lot of monkeywrenching with spending, including seriously hindering further aid to Ukraine. They’ve also signaled a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 22, 2022 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ads? What ads? ;) 2,462 Views / 33 Replies  
Ads? What ads? ;)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 22, 2022 at 04:23 PM, in Feedback
I’m pretty sure we’re on a separate, so cheap... 2,462 Views / 33 Replies  
I’m pretty sure we’re on a separate, so cheap it’s probably criminal, server. As far as we know (so far) there was no server update.

I think it was supply chain problems. Hamster feed didn’t get...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 22, 2022 at 01:00 PM, in Feedback
Make it so. 4,065 Views / 88 Replies  
Make it so.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 21, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was playing some game on my iPad the other... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
I was playing some game on my iPad the other night, and ran into a new low in advertising assholery.

Most of the ads have some kind of countdown before the “skip” button becomes active. Most of...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
*shrugs* Dunno what to tell you. I was the... 444,745 Views / 1,209 Replies  
*shrugs*

Dunno what to tell you. I was the body on the table, not the dude pushing the current.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 15, 2022 at 12:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. Did he like Maria? I love Maria, but she’s... 4,065 Views / 88 Replies  
Wow. Did he like Maria? I love Maria, but she’s definitely an acquired taste. She has a couple of specials on Netlix, if he likes her.

Anyway, I was going to suggest Taylor Tomlinson’s Look at You...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Oct 14, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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