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Perhaps a silly question, but with a good... 8,182 Views / 138 Replies  
Perhaps a silly question, but with a good projector running $1K+ (and sometimes $2K+) is it worth getting the Mitsubishi HC6800 repaired?

I tend to discard tools and devices when they break, if...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
bump by request 8,182 Views / 138 Replies  
bump by request
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was unaware that clear weather could delay... 302,347 Views / 755 Replies  
Was unaware that clear weather could delay shipments.

Also ... what's the success rate at the Resurrection Cemetery vs others?
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 03:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please tell us there was packing. 738,594 Views / 1,232 Replies  
Please tell us there was packing.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 16, 2022 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ditto. I have quite the pile of unplayed games, a... 293 Views / 2 Replies  
Ditto. I have quite the pile of unplayed games, a lot of them from Humble bundles. Snapped them up while they were on sale, but never put the time into playing them.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 14, 2022 at 06:33 PM, in Gaming
It is my understanding that SCOTUS only addressed... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
It is my understanding that SCOTUS only addressed whether the mandates go into effect while the cases proceed through lower courts.

So either or both mandates could still be upheld or struck down....
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2022 at 11:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego, I expect that to be covered in the Jan 6... 7,028 Views / 89 Replies  
@subego, I expect that to be covered in the Jan 6 commission report, whenever it is finished. The upcoming hearings should cover a lot of that.

I probably won't follow the day-to-day hearings, but...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2022 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I would not have blurred his face out. Let peer... 347,449 Views / 727 Replies  
I would not have blurred his face out. Let peer pressure prevent future incidents.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2022 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Doc, you can probably determine what's maxed out... 2,648 Views / 6 Replies  
Doc, you can probably determine what's maxed out your rig.

Open Activity Monitor. I'd suggest leaving it on the Disk pane, to see if drive access is a bottleneck.
Window menu -> CPU History...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 9, 2022 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Edit: Oops - missed the "politics" part. Post... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Edit: Oops - missed the "politics" part. Post moved to its own thread in the Lounge, as there doesn't seem to be an equivalent thread.

thanks subego (below)
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 11:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
NHL fan saves... 408 Views / 1 Replies  
NHL fan saves (https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/03/canucks-kraken-brian-hamilton-cancerous-mole-nadia-popovici) staff member's life.

Nadia Popovici was in the stands near the Canucks...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Could a mask and goggles help? Especially a real... 302,347 Views / 755 Replies  
Could a mask and goggles help? Especially a real N95? It's a good time for masks right now, courtesy of Omicron & Delta. Assuming her car has a good air filter, run the air on recirculate for a few...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Man with no symptoms infects half of city.... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
"Man with no symptoms infects half of city. Newspapers nickname him Typhoid Thorz."
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2022 at 04:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do they plan to delay all jury trials until we... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Do they plan to delay all jury trials until we have an Omicron-tweaked booster? That won't happen before the 2nd quarter.

Seems like we need individual jury cubbies. With video link to the court...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 1, 2022 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any chance they were stolen? Things too good to... 804,912 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Any chance they were stolen? Things too good to be true ... usually aren't.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 29, 2021 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Quality driving there. With snow on the ground,... 804,912 Views / 1,388 Replies  
Quality driving there. With snow on the ground, it's surprising the first two didn't include a rollover.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 29, 2021 at 02:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That page appears to show ALL Corona cruise ships... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
That page appears to show ALL Corona cruise ships to date. Example: the Diamond Princess is still listed. It was the first one, in early 2020. Surely it hasn't been reinfected recently. The page does...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2021 at 10:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Perhaps a calendar event? This being a notable... 840 Views / 7 Replies  
Perhaps a calendar event? This being a notable holiday, some schedule told Music to play a song.

Where did the Music app say the song was playing from? What was the file source?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in iOS Apps
I got my booster a couple weeks ago. Curiously,... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
I got my booster a couple weeks ago. Curiously, the symptoms were different from the 2nd shot, and generally less intense.

However, I did choose to cross-boost. Pfizer for 1st and 2nd shot,...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 24, 2021 at 02:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Generally not, unless there are kids in the... 99,257 Views / 398 Replies  
Generally not, unless there are kids in the house. Then all bets are off. Rolled towel under the closed door (to stop drafts), plugged sink (to fill it), teen on phone. Or teeny bopper re-enacting a...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 23, 2021 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You could consider a used (late) 2013-1015 13"... 755 Views / 6 Replies  
You could consider a used (late) 2013-1015 13" MBP. That gets you MagSafe, an SD card slot, 2x USB3 standard ports, and 2x TB2 ports. Native Windows booting. No on-board ethernet after 2012...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 23, 2021 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
At the moment, it's the other way around. We have... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
At the moment, it's the other way around. We have 3 jobs for every 2 people looking for work. Few people want to take the low-end jobs, and Baby Boomer retirements are making it worse. It's becoming...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 23, 2021 at 01:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm tripping on the "Laundry Room" part. That... 99,257 Views / 398 Replies  
I'm tripping on the "Laundry Room" part. That looks like a few thousand, and I wouldn't want water anywhere near it. Not even clean, soapy water.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 22, 2021 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If the gig economy services are of significant... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
If the gig economy services are of significant value to society, then we could beef up the social safety net to compensate for that type of employment. Essentially choosing to subsidize rather than...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 21, 2021 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was expecting energy companies to diversify... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I was expecting energy companies to diversify from their fossil fuel portfolios. Adding wind, solar, and other promising items. So they remain energy companies, regardless of how things turn out.
...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 20, 2021 at 05:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ad targeting on Youtube looks like a waste of... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Ad targeting on Youtube looks like a waste of money. I get ads for arthritis medicine, anti-depressants, big-ladies weight-watch diets, colon problems, and right-wing "we are being censored"...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 19, 2021 at 01:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Any change on his vax position? 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Any change on his vax position?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 18, 2021 at 03:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nurses are claiming the only thing that convinces... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
Nurses are claiming the only thing that convinces some people is a hospital check-in. When the nurses ask standard admission questions (Do you wish to be revived?) the patients finally get serious.
...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 16, 2021 at 06:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you accept her premise, then mobsters who... 421,231 Views / 712 Replies  
If you accept her premise, then mobsters who destroy the bodies are able to keep their victims out of heaven, even thwarting God.

Just tell her it's like a jigsaw puzzle. The atoms get scattered,...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 16, 2021 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Recall the time Target realized a teen girl was... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
Recall the time Target realized a teen girl was pregnant (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/?sh=e9e6dcb66686),...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 15, 2021 at 01:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And I've had computer printers for years. The... 804,912 Views / 1,388 Replies  
And I've had computer printers for years. The beauty of the heldheld model is you can label stuff on the spot. Even paint cans.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
By any chance, do you have a Ring system... 1,435,830 Views / 3,227 Replies  
By any chance, do you have a Ring system installed? Or Alexa?

Amazon has been dinged for using the recordings in ways homeowners did not expect.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On the garage makeover, I recently discovered... 804,912 Views / 1,388 Replies  
On the garage makeover, I recently discovered label printers.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81jcaB6KrAL._AC_SS450_.jpg (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BD6DRI6/)

Went ahead and got a color...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've had mixed luck with old paint. Spray paint... 804,912 Views / 1,388 Replies  
I've had mixed luck with old paint. Spray paint cans (unused) are usually good, even after 20 years. Housepaint cans are usually bad, unless they were never opened. Or if they're stored upside-down....
Posted by reader50, on Dec 14, 2021 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My growing suspicion is the conservatives are... 219,589 Views / 780 Replies  
My growing suspicion is the conservatives are just unwilling to issue a ruling that supports abortion. Once they strike down abortion, they'll happily strike down laws like SB8. Striking it down now...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 12, 2021 at 12:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Even gun rights organizations are concerned... 219,589 Views / 780 Replies  
Even gun rights organizations are concerned (https://thereload.com/gun-rights-group-files-supreme-court-brief-against-texas-abortion-law/). At least one, anyway.

They have much the same concerns...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2021 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As I understand it, the judges are not being... 219,589 Views / 780 Replies  
As I understand it, the judges are not being sued. I thought court clerks were being sued (as a group), to be forbidden from processing the bounty-suits the statute allows.

Since no...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2021 at 01:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
HD7970 $400-500 RX580 $400-600 I could... 1,232 Views / 11 Replies  
HD7970 $400-500
RX580 $400-600

I could make a tidy profit selling my video cards. But then my computers would run terribly, and be noisy. So far, it's remained a temptation.

But when I got my...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 10, 2021 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try changing the name of the directory. Then... 1,238 Views / 5 Replies  
Try changing the name of the directory. Then changing it back. Manually typing in the desired name, not by copy-pasting.

Reasoning: if the directory has a non-printing character in the name, then...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 9, 2021 at 05:03 PM, in macOS
Heh heh. Hope they have video for the insurance... 347,449 Views / 727 Replies  
Heh heh. Hope they have video for the insurance claim.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 8, 2021 at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
White lab mouse running on the road between the... 347,449 Views / 727 Replies  
White lab mouse running on the road between the cars. It's easier to see if you full-screen it.

Might have escaped from a lab somewhere. If so, it was one of the dumb ones. Kept trying to hide...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are multiple points of failure here. ... 347,449 Views / 727 Replies  
There are multiple points of failure here.

1. Plan the operation before sampling the wares.
2. Do a dry run first, to find issues.
3. Pockets are underrated. Bottles in pockets would leave hands...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps the conservatives could be persuaded by... 219,589 Views / 780 Replies  
Perhaps the conservatives could be persuaded by pitting their prejudices against each other. According to CDC data (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/ss/ss7009a1.htm#T6_down) on abortions by...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 5, 2021 at 02:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The nurse realized... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
The nurse realized (https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/03/europe/italy-man-silicone-arm-vaccine-intl-scli/index.html) it was fake, and thought it was a prosthetic. That she'd gotten the wrong arm. But it...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 4, 2021 at 08:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My guess: this first card is failing. In my... 953 Views / 8 Replies  
My guess: this first card is failing. In my recent experience, macOS gets tripped up on drive access only where there's a hardware issue. Network shares freeze up the I/O functions too, if the remote...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 3, 2021 at 02:59 AM, in macOS
What file system does GoPro use? Most portable... 953 Views / 8 Replies  
What file system does GoPro use? Most portable devices use ExFAT, with FAT32 on older devices. Any drive recovery software should work, as it's a mass storage device. The medium doesn't seem...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2021 at 11:33 PM, in macOS
Ditto. When in legal trouble ... let your lawyer... 5,516 Views / 94 Replies  
Ditto. When in legal trouble ... let your lawyer do all the talking. Keep your mouth shut.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2021 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's established Baldwin was holding the gun, and... 5,516 Views / 94 Replies  
It's established Baldwin was holding the gun, and therefore pointing it. Unless he's disputing that too. Not sure what to make of this claim.

It is my understanding that modern gun designs cannot...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 2, 2021 at 06:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
COVID is a collective threat. Like manning a... 406,813 Views / 1,482 Replies  
COVID is a collective threat. Like manning a wall. If one sector takes the night off, most barbarians will cross the wall where it's unguarded.

The antivax people (including judges) talk about...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 1, 2021 at 05:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I patronized Radio Shack quite a bit when I was... 3,758 Views / 80 Replies  
I patronized Radio Shack quite a bit when I was younger. There was some lasting value in the purchases - I still have a few things from RS. Along with good memories of the place.

However, it...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 1, 2021 at 01:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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