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My college got two Mac 512s in my second year.... 1,967 Views / 79 Replies  
My college got two Mac 512s in my second year. Everyone in my department (Graphic Design - yes, embrace the future!) ignored them but I used to love playing with the ability to manipulate type.
I...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 29, 2021 at 03:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They will simply see the system operating as it... 1,210 Views / 147 Replies  
They will simply see the system operating as it is supposed to.

That seems a decent working example of white privilege? (not to them obviously)
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 27, 2021 at 05:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Happy turkey day you turkeys!! Why you insist... 282 Views / 4 Replies  
Happy turkey day you turkeys!!
Why you insist on this whole big thing I'll never know but it keeps you all happy.

Enjoy the eating. It is both amazing and great!
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 25, 2021 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Done some more rally! Two days, with some... 757,086 Views / 1,349 Replies  
Done some more rally!

Two days, with some night stages (sorry too dark for useful pics), and some nice gravel, mixed surface stages plus some tarmac.

All good fun and nothing exploded.

Car...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 6, 2021 at 03:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My 2019 16in i7 survived the update. Hooray.... 657 Views / 5 Replies  
My 2019 16in i7 survived the update. Hooray. Seems like a bit of a small uptick to jump from macOS 11 to 12. I guess we are on single shot version of macOS now, no more 11.2 etc.
Still looking for...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 3, 2021 at 06:42 PM, in macOS
The Prince, the young woman and the court case. 1,264 Views / 5 Replies  
So, full on court case, plea bargain or out of court settlement (if settle then gagging order or not?
Vote now......
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 2, 2021 at 07:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The weirdest is having the url bar (and thus the... 4,098 Views / 90 Replies  
The weirdest is having the url bar (and thus the search bar at the bottom while in browser search is still at the top. Not 100% convinced about the changes but will give it a go.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 28, 2021 at 03:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely cinema grade FX and an engaging story.... 114,486 Views / 395 Replies  
Definitely cinema grade FX and an engaging story. Not sure how faithfully they are staying to the original story (so far based on 2 episodes - not very) but that's par for the course for adaptions....
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 28, 2021 at 03:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Windows 11 1,469 Views / 6 Replies  
I see Microsoft have finally got round to porting macOS to the PC then.

They also seem to have duplicated the entire apple website.

Flattery is… I suppose.
I’m sure they will have left some...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 17, 2021 at 03:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you aren’t watching Kevin can F himself on... 114,486 Views / 395 Replies  
If you aren’t watching Kevin can F himself on Amazon then you definitely should be. Absolutely superb. Innovative, original and blisteringly well written and acted. Plus funny. And dark.
Talking of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 15, 2021 at 02:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Odd. I have fitted SSD's into literally hundreds... 275,541 Views / 730 Replies  
Odd. I have fitted SSD's into literally hundreds of these over the years. Out of the 100's I have fitted the number of glass falling out issues is zero. I assume my customers would not shy away from...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 25, 2021 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't expect companies that make profit from... 5,518 Views / 91 Replies  
Don't expect companies that make profit from generating rage, conflict and anxiety to take effective steps to limit the source of their own profitability.
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 19, 2021 at 07:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We also have that tradition. I remember the last... 5,131 Views / 62 Replies  
We also have that tradition. I remember the last labour government we had rolling out hugely intrusive powers solely to combat international terrorism. Oh how they swore up and down that these powers...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 15, 2021 at 09:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On a side issue. Whenever a tech, medical,... 5,131 Views / 62 Replies  
On a side issue.
Whenever a tech, medical, engineering or any other company claims “trillions to one” chance of error I call bullshit automatically.*
Such claims are usually followed almost...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 7, 2021 at 04:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I am profoundly shocked, (and like Thorz actually... 5,131 Views / 62 Replies  
I am profoundly shocked, (and like Thorz actually scared) at the seismic level of change in surveilence this is enabling. In one quick and completely undebated step Apple (and then others) will roll...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 6, 2021 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apparently he went for third gear and got first.... 316,192 Views / 701 Replies  
Apparently he went for third gear and got first. Which locked the rears up. It's not called a money shift for nothing!
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 16, 2021 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Personal whoops time. A friend of mine took his... 316,192 Views / 701 Replies  
Personal whoops time.
A friend of mine took his Jaguar XJR/15 to Goodwood Festival of Speed. On the Saturday he drove it up the hill, on the Sunday he watched live online from home as his son had a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 14, 2021 at 02:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The polar opposite of most of my students. Level... 2,579 Views / 14 Replies  
The polar opposite of most of my students. Level 2 and 3 are pre university level quals but attract the less academic students as BTEC is a vocational qualification. A lot of my students have EHCPs...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 1, 2021 at 03:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The course specific game is Super Smash Brothers.... 2,579 Views / 14 Replies  
The course specific game is Super Smash Brothers.
My units for this year are Managing a Team, branding and marketing, ethics, shout-casting and sponsorship, so not a lot of involvement with the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 1, 2021 at 03:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel we are separated by a common language here? 2,579 Views / 14 Replies  
I feel we are separated by a common language here?
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 30, 2021 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So that's new 2,579 Views / 14 Replies  
For the last two years I have been studying for my professional teaching qualification and now I have it. I have also been busy working part time at the college college while running my own...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 30, 2021 at 07:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
John McAfee 1,985 Views / 5 Replies  
Defiantly an "interesting" man and not your average tech pioneer. Definitely some major mental health issues ongoing and he was certainly looking to end his days behind bars in the US for tax...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 24, 2021 at 08:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Willie Rushton Criminally underrated... 76,244 Views / 151 Replies  
Willie Rushton

Criminally underrated comedian. Criminally underrated cartoonist/illustrator. Criminally underrated musician. Criminally underrated actor. Criminally ignored as co founder of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jun 7, 2021 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes the alternator seems happy enough. The pod... 757,086 Views / 1,349 Replies  
Yes the alternator seems happy enough.
The pod comes off in a few seconds. Held on by fasteners and snap together connectors under the bonnet. Won’t usually be on. Also local youths would find it...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 31, 2021 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have been slowly getting the 205 into line with... 757,086 Views / 1,349 Replies  
Have been slowly getting the 205 into line with the regs for stage rather than targa rallying. Final steps were fitting a proper internal plumbed in fire system and electrical cuts offs etc.
At the...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 31, 2021 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's great that some people like Rob have gained... 3,542 Views / 17 Replies  
It's great that some people like Rob have gained greatly from WFH. It sounds like he has a reasonable amount of autonomy in his situation. Others experiences may differ.
I was WFH for large chunks...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 6, 2021 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Modern Family meh 77,832 Views / 162 Replies  
Modern Family

meh
Posted by Doc HM, on May 3, 2021 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to love mixing weights of future. I love a... 77,832 Views / 162 Replies  
I used to love mixing weights of future. I love a bit of Futura bold right next to Futura light. Got a wee bit overused though. Did a lot of magazine headlines like that and a set of posters with...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 3, 2021 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FF Meta. Very very late 90s Was a print... 77,832 Views / 162 Replies  
FF Meta. Very very late 90s

Was a print designer at that time. It was ALL over the place.
Posted by Doc HM, on May 3, 2021 at 04:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting to see the iFixit teardown. Zero... 7,716 Views / 84 Replies  
Interesting to see the iFixit teardown. Zero fixability I imagine. I guess they are fine as basic consumer machines, but at a half decent spec that are insanely expensive. The colours don't seem an...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 22, 2021 at 05:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But (and this is the million dollar question)...... 757,086 Views / 1,349 Replies  
But (and this is the million dollar question)... Is it a sports car?
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 20, 2021 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They certainly do. The mpg is an absolute killer... 757,086 Views / 1,349 Replies  
They certainly do. The mpg is an absolute killer though.

I paid £800 for mine. Bit of a unicorn, a cheap RZX-8 with a good engine and a full MOT. Ran it for about a year. Struggled to get 20 mpg,...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 19, 2021 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have they STILL not given up on this then? 377,289 Views / 1,409 Replies  
Have they STILL not given up on this then?
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sunday 10.40 Am first shot appointment. Properly... 377,289 Views / 1,409 Replies  
Sunday 10.40 Am first shot appointment. Properly looking forward to it. Should be the Phizer vaccine from the site I am booked into.
Looking forward to some excellent dreams after Laminars...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 26, 2021 at 11:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But what about all those feckless wasters that... 3,960 Views / 27 Replies  
But what about all those feckless wasters that are so much less deserving than me. Surely if they can't be bothered to save the $30,000 dollars plus it cost not to give birth to a child, or work...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 26, 2021 at 07:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that YOU Prince Harry? 3,053 Views / 22 Replies  
Is that YOU Prince Harry?
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 24, 2021 at 05:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Hey Emily. Have you ever licked an iMac Pro? I... 3,333 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey Emily. Have you ever licked an iMac Pro? I hear they are super smooth.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 19, 2021 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got into Brockmire. Much better than it should... 114,486 Views / 395 Replies  
Got into Brockmire. Much better than it should be. Hank Azaira sound like a bad Frank Underwood impression at first but I'm down with it now.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 18, 2021 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Powerful being A throws lots of glowing light at... 5,940 Views / 21 Replies  
Powerful being A throws lots of glowing light at powerful being B until one of them falls over.

Par for the marvel universe course. I was hoping for something a lot more low key and smart out of a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 11, 2021 at 07:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Superstore. 6 seasons of low key but increasingly... 114,486 Views / 395 Replies  
Superstore. 6 seasons of low key but increasingly confident and well payed comedy.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 10, 2021 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah welcome back the early 70s. A simpler, better... 1,385,410 Views / 3,065 Replies  
Ah welcome back the early 70s. A simpler, better (for powerful, white males) time. ...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 10, 2021 at 04:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I would say the global argument is pretty much "I... 377,289 Views / 1,409 Replies  
I would say the global argument is pretty much "I don't care... enough" This applies across the spectrum with conservatives towards the lesser end but liberals still firmly on the spectrum.

The...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 9, 2021 at 05:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Conservative people tend towards rule following... 377,289 Views / 1,409 Replies  
Conservative people tend towards rule following and conscientiousness.

Liberal people tend towards less contentiousness therefore less rule following.

Contentiousness is correlated to a low...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 9, 2021 at 05:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am sure all seven of the buyers will hold an... 5,075 Views / 27 Replies  
I am sure all seven of the buyers will hold an online requiem for it. They might have to invite the three trash can MacPro buyers to make up the numbers though.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 8, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes and it also needs to be redone every update... 3,416 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes and it also needs to be redone every update as each update replaces the custom sig with the standard ones again.
Agreed, Outlook is not great but meets client requirements beats does not work...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 6, 2021 at 04:24 AM, in Applications
Have now gone on a wikipedia scroll through comic... 12,273 Views / 44 Replies  
Have now gone on a wikipedia scroll through comic books I used to love when I was younger and had completely forgotten about including BC and Wizard of ID.

Rabbit hole
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2021 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, Foxtrot. Nice 12,273 Views / 44 Replies  
Also,

Foxtrot. Nice
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2021 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple mail it turns out is just really crap at... 3,416 Views / 7 Replies  
Apple mail it turns out is just really crap at html in sigs. You can hack it and now I've looked I remember doing it years ago. I'm kind of bummed they haven't moved on at all from Tiger/Leopard.
...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 5, 2021 at 01:09 PM, in Applications
Apple Mail signature issues 3,416 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi all

Having much annoyance with signatures in Apple mail
Got a sig that needs to be set in a specific order.
Outlook no problem it works fine. If I cut and paste it into Apple mails sigs then...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 4, 2021 at 02:15 PM, in Applications
Texas: Your power infrastructure is broken. Your... 228,045 Views / 424 Replies  
Texas: Your power infrastructure is broken. Your energy market is stupendously broken. And your choice of leaders is borderline self-harming.

Wow.
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 26, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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