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I used to have the Express hooked-up to the... 186 Views / 5 Replies  
I used to have the Express hooked-up to the stereo downstairs, so I could Airplay to it from my iPad. But the connection was always a little wonky. I would get dropouts all the time. So, I repurposed...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 15, 2022 at 02:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes. My router is an old 4th gen. Airport... 186 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes. My router is an old 4th gen. Airport Extreme. There’s also one of the smaller Airports being used as an extention.

There’s a link under the warning that goes to an Apple webpage about...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 15, 2022 at 07:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iOS WiFi Security Warning? 186 Views / 5 Replies  
All of a sudden, when I go into Settings, there is now a security warning attached to my wifi network. I’ve never seen this before. The really odd bit is I don’t see this on my wife’s phone. The only...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
They don’t really need public support. All they... 2,550 Views / 112 Replies  
They don’t really need public support. All they need are compliant legislators, and the religious right has been very successful at getting the right people into statehouses across the country. Add...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 14, 2022 at 04:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The one in Cincinnati? I hadn’t heard they killed... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
The one in Cincinnati? I hadn’t heard they killed him. I guess the QOP has a new martyr.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 14, 2022 at 03:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Eugene V. Debs quite famously ran for president... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
Eugene V. Debs quite famously ran for president in 1920 while in federal prison. He had made speeches opposing the WWI draft, and was found guilty of sedition. He garnered just over 3% of the vote.
...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 13, 2022 at 10:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It’s looking like the next week will be about as... 325,021 Views / 506 Replies  
It’s looking like the next week will be about as perfect weather as you can get in Indiana. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s, and lows at night in the 60s. This is keep-the-windows-open-24/7 weather :)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 12, 2022 at 11:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Selling to the Saudis would be a little odd,... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
Selling to the Saudis would be a little odd, given they are not a nuclear power, and are, ostensibly, friendlies.

Handing the documents over to Putin, though, makes perfect sense, given how cozy...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 12, 2022 at 08:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Saw my first Rivian truck in the wild today. I... 957,823 Views / 1,403 Replies  
Saw my first Rivian truck in the wild today. I liked it. It definitely looks less goofy in person than it does in pics. But, then again, I like the vertical lights.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 10, 2022 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Teen’s jailing shows exactly how Facebook will... 2,550 Views / 112 Replies  
Teen’s jailing shows exactly how Facebook will help anti-abortion states (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/teens-jailing-shows-exactly-how-facebook-will-help-anti-abortion-states/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 10, 2022 at 08:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In today’s episode of Just How Fucking Cruel Can... 1,592,493 Views / 3,496 Replies  
In today’s episode of Just How Fucking Cruel Can the Right Get?...

Preventive care such as birth control, anti-HIV medicine challenged in Texas lawsuit...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2022 at 07:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think that's pretty apparent, given everyone's... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
I think that's pretty apparent, given everyone's utter surprise and not a whiff of a press leak. "Need to Know" in full effect.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2022 at 03:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Almost as soon as Needy Amin started... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
Almost as soon as Needy Amin started live-blogging the raid, the far-right started banging the tired and worn Hunter Biden whutabout-drum as loud as they could.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2022 at 03:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An interesting bit about the raid is that the... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
An interesting bit about the raid is that the Secret Service wasn't informed of it until it was about to go down. I'm not clear if it was the entire service being kept in the dark, or just Trump's...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2022 at 01:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Per Popehat... 376 Views / 25 Replies  
Per Popehat (https://mobile.twitter.com/Popehat/status/1556777965937037312), a raid such as this has to be something far more concrete than a fishing expedition to see if anything was missed. Given...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 9, 2022 at 08:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump vs FBI: Mar-a-Lago Raid 376 Views / 25 Replies  
So, holy shit, the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago today.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That oops happened in your backyard, subego.... 458,331 Views / 1,000 Replies  
That oops happened in your backyard, subego. Quatar Airways Cargo 777 at O’Hare, two days ago. It’s official status is “Parked.” :lol:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 7, 2022 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Current conditions... Sunny. Temp:90 Heat... 325,021 Views / 506 Replies  
Current conditions...
Sunny.
Temp:90
Heat index:100
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 6, 2022 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$3.67 last night out on the interstate, and in... 7,003 Views / 117 Replies  
$3.67 last night out on the interstate, and in every town around us. At home, though, it’s still something like $4.14, which is making a lot of people scratch their heads and ask “why?” I suppose the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, hell, no. It’s not illegal. It’s done all the... 2,550 Views / 112 Replies  
Oh, hell, no. It’s not illegal. It’s done all the time throughout the US.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 4, 2022 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Kansas voters, yesterday, rejected a proposition... 2,550 Views / 112 Replies  
Kansas voters, yesterday, rejected a proposition to amend the state constitution to outlaw abortion....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 3, 2022 at 07:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a friend from India who never, ever drank... 121,767 Views / 333 Replies  
I had a friend from India who never, ever drank cold drinks, not even cold water. Always piping hot tea or coffee, even in the most sweltering of heat waves.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Aug 2, 2022 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Lt. Uhura 577 Views / 2 Replies  
Nichelle Nichols has passed away. (https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/07/star-trek-icon-nichelle-nichols-dead-at-89/) She was 89.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 31, 2022 at 09:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a huge one. A good foot or more thick. 458,331 Views / 1,000 Replies  
There’s a huge one. A good foot or more thick.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 28, 2022 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno. There’s “intent=you’re doing it wrong”... 458,331 Views / 1,000 Replies  
I dunno. There’s “intent=you’re doing it wrong” or “intent=hey y’all, watch this!” This was more a case of “intent=accepted part of learning the craft”. I’m not sure the latter should be included in...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 28, 2022 at 07:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not so much a “woops” as it is a normal... 458,331 Views / 1,000 Replies  
That’s not so much a “woops” as it is a normal part of gymnastics training.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 27, 2022 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I recall, Adobe made 5.5 a... 684 Views / 12 Replies  
If I recall, Adobe made 5.5 a priced-like-a-full-version update to 5.0, and not the usual included point version update. I opted to skip it, for cash-flow reasons.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 26, 2022 at 07:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is only the BBC tv series. Period. 3,193 Views / 32 Replies  
There is only the BBC tv series. Period.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 24, 2022 at 09:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No. But it is an exercise in senseless bloody... 190,048 Views / 510 Replies  
No. But it is an exercise in senseless bloody violence.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 23, 2022 at 11:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m just throwing this in here because it doesn’t... 16,431 Views / 97 Replies  
I’m just throwing this in here because it doesn’t really fit anywhere else, and it does tickle my little used-to-be-a-marketing-bot brain.

I think it’s bloody brilliant for Pedialyte to recast...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 23, 2022 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's just over 300GB left on the drive. Not... 684 Views / 12 Replies  
There's just over 300GB left on the drive. Not sure that's enough to do a partition and still have enough free space left to keep things running adequately fast. I'm also not sure I want to go to all...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 22, 2022 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A brief history of ornithopters.... 3,193 Views / 32 Replies  
A brief history of ornithopters. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s operational. I use Adobe CS5, specifically... 684 Views / 12 Replies  
It’s operational. I use Adobe CS5, specifically Illustrator and Pshop. From what I have come to understand, Illustrator especially starts acting a little wobbly in MacOS above 10.9. It’s a late-2009...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 22, 2022 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to say, I believe my iMac is stuck on 10.9. 684 Views / 12 Replies  
Sorry to say, I believe my iMac is stuck on 10.9.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 21, 2022 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably. But the iMac can’t run anything close... 684 Views / 12 Replies  
Probably. But the iMac can’t run anything close to the latest version of that, either. As for the iPad, Chrome in iOS is just Webkit under the hood, right?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 21, 2022 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Testing Google Meet? 684 Views / 12 Replies  
Is there a way to test whether Google Meet works on any of my rather ancient devices? I have doctor appointment in August, and their intake meeting is done remotely on Google Meet. I already tried...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 21, 2022 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re just simple hoosier folk down here, not... 16,431 Views / 97 Replies  
We’re just simple hoosier folk down here, not some highfallutin’ Chicago lah-de-dahs.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We went to the county 4H fair last Saturday,... 16,431 Views / 97 Replies  
We went to the county 4H fair last Saturday, because our granddaughter wanted to see all the animals. I hadn’t been to a fair of any sort in a long time, so, hey, why not?

It was fun watching the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it makes you feel any better, the crowd... 828 Views / 15 Replies  
If it makes you feel any better, the crowd standing in the way of healthcare for all would also gladly zero-out NASAs budget, if they thought they could get away with it.

The difference is NASA is...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The House passed a bill yesterday protecting... 292,283 Views / 1,000 Replies  
The House passed a bill yesterday protecting marriage equality, and 47 Republicans voted with the majority. It’s nice to see Congress attempting to get out in front of what will almost certainly be a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 20, 2022 at 10:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean how everything we experience is a... 1,431 Views / 30 Replies  
You mean how everything we experience is a memory? Because, once you get past the delays of light and sound to get from the event to our sensory inputs, there’s also a real, measurable delay in...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 15, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good question. I’m not at it right now, so I’ll... 987 Views / 6 Replies  
Good question. I’m not at it right now, so I’ll check tomorrow. I kind of doubt it, though. It’s a late-2009 iMac, and the OS is at least four versions behind. Maybe five.

That link definitely...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
No. But the nature of time and our experience of... 1,431 Views / 30 Replies  
No. But the nature of time and our experience of reality is a big favorite topic of mine in sci-fi.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2022 at 04:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, she ended up going with a refurbed SE (2020)... 1,070 Views / 9 Replies  
So, she ended up going with a refurbed SE (2020) from the same place she got her 6s way back when. Seems like a nice phone. The setup was kind of spooky, the way the new phone tells you to sit it...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 14, 2022 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What are you guys talking about? 1,431 Views / 30 Replies  
What are you guys talking about?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks! I believe I have Dropbox on my work... 987 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks! I believe I have Dropbox on my work computer. If not, I can just put them in a public folder on my website :thumbsup::
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 04:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Lord no. I’m perpetually stuck at CS5. Old... 987 Views / 6 Replies  
Lord no. I’m perpetually stuck at CS5. Old computer=old software. On the upside, I’m not paying Adobe a monthly tithe.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 02:36 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Upscaling images? 987 Views / 6 Replies  
Does anyone here happen to have (or have access to) software that does non-destructive upscaling of images? And would be willing to help a brother out?

I've noticed a lot of people posting images...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 13, 2022 at 09:46 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Note the “2 Light Years” measure in the Carina... 828 Views / 15 Replies  
Note the “2 Light Years” measure in the Carina Nebula pic. And the pic is a small detail of the nebula.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2022 at 06:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Carina Nebula ... 828 Views / 15 Replies  
Carina Nebula

https://stsci-opo.org/STScI-01G7N9A6934R1WRWBJY1ZXB98B.png
High rez. (https://stsci-opo.org/STScI-01G7N991NKMT1QM4913CYEE6NA.png)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jul 12, 2022 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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