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I don’t know about within Apple, but I’ve been... 364,087 Views / 689 Replies  
I don’t know about within Apple, but I’ve been chastised for not capitalizing smaller interconnected networks that I called “the facility’s internet systems”.

It goes back to about 5th grade for...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s about connectivity sometimes. As an... 22 Views / 1 Replies  
It’s about connectivity sometimes.

As an example, I’ve recently spent way too much time in an enormous structure called Brooke Army Medical Center. It’s so big, and has “grown” in such a way that...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 04:59 PM, in iOS Apps
I honestly don’t know if he said that or not. ... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
I honestly don’t know if he said that or not. But Abbot’s nose is so far up special interests’ orifices - mostly rich white people who don’t like non-rich, non-white people - that he may not have...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 12:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We’ve lost another really creative person. I... 177 Views / 1 Replies  
We’ve lost another really creative person. I can’t imagine the band becoming what they did without Dusty’s particular inputs. It’s sad.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m looking at taking delivery of bulk materials... 111 Views / 4 Replies  
I’m looking at taking delivery of bulk materials on my property, with the materials going into some sort of container so I can keep it corralled while I work on spreading it out. I’m investigating...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cubic Yardage Containers - Suggestions? 111 Views / 4 Replies  
I’m at the point where I need to get a cubic yard of mulch, and another of distressed granite. But I cannot have it blocking my driveway, and since it’s really sloped that wouldn’t be practical...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 02:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s the same here in Texas. Our governor has... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
It’s the same here in Texas. Our governor has issued an executive order preventing local governments from establishing occupancy limits, mask mandates, and so on. Despite horrible surging numbers...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 01:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
subego, I see what you did there. And I like it.... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
subego, I see what you did there. And I like it.

While I think CDC took it’s sweet time to come out with this guidance, at least they added a rationale that’s clear and pretty unambiguous.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
At least the “S” kerning is consistent. The O-S... 72,324 Views / 367 Replies  
At least the “S” kerning is consistent. The O-S kerning is wide too. Not as obvious as with the E, but we were looking for that.

The real question is how much screen time the mug will get. The...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2021 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve had the “close this #%$^ ad” button take me... 233,553 Views / 582 Replies  
I’ve had the “close this #%$^ ad” button take me to the App Store page for whatever the ad was for. So I’m darn skippy NEVER going to buy from that company. Ever.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 27, 2021 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It irks me when my phone grabs a WiFi network*... 233,553 Views / 582 Replies  
It irks me when my phone grabs a WiFi network* but it’s secured. And this only happens when I’m sitting in the car and using the phone to see “what was the address of that place?” or just to look up...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 26, 2021 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Airmen have a (traditional) reputation as being... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
Airmen have a (traditional) reputation as being spoiled and coddled. But as soon as a real mission is in a situation where they need a whole unit to hit the ground somewhere, I'm pretty sure that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 25, 2021 at 04:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
According to Duke’s Law School (... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
According to Duke’s Law School ( https://sites.duke.edu/lawfire/2021/02/18/can-troops-be-ordered-to-take-the-covid-vaccine-a-guest-post-analyzes-the-law/ ), “emergency use” vaccines require...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 24, 2021 at 05:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wasn’t asked if I wanted the Hepatitis A or B... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
I wasn’t asked if I wanted the Hepatitis A or B vaccines; they just gave them to me. I don’t understand why there’s any choice in the military about this particular vaccine.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2021 at 11:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah. And the amazing thing is there still... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
Yeah. And the amazing thing is there still aren’t enormous lines for “get me that shot!!!”. I don’t get it.

I am fully vaccinated, but I don’t trust just about anyone I don’t really personally...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2021 at 04:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I know of the “tree seeking device,” and... 386 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, I know of the “tree seeking device,” and it’s included in MANY things. Charlie Brown’s kite, is a prime example.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 21, 2021 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It seems that the better/two shot vaccines are... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
It seems that the better/two shot vaccines are less effective at preventing the delta variant than preventing the original virus. However, evidence shows that most people who ARE vaccinated and...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First I upgraded both the CPU and the hard drive.... 875 Views / 6 Replies  
First I upgraded both the CPU and the hard drive. I used not quite the fastest chip that would work, but it’s pretty fast. And I took out the stock 300GB hard drive and installed a 500GB SSD (a bit...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM, in macOS
The Bloom County FB group has recently had issues... 10,257 Views / 44 Replies  
The Bloom County FB group has recently had issues with off-topic posting. So anything not related to Mr. Breathed or Bloom County has, sometimes pretty quickly, been purged. It's nice to see the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 16, 2021 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your experience was a little more unpleasant than... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
Your experience was a little more unpleasant than mine for the second shot. But like you, I was fine the next day.

Around here, a lot of establishments have signs that say “fully vaccinated...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 16, 2021 at 12:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a specific, not for anything else, email... 233,553 Views / 582 Replies  
I have a specific, not for anything else, email account for all those “you gotta sign up for accounts.” It’s Gmail so I can dump it whenever I want. Often, after set up or whatever digital rights...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 16, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“We’re just going to stand WAY over here, like... 275,341 Views / 661 Replies  
“We’re just going to stand WAY over here, like nothing happened…”

Wow, talk about lucky!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 13, 2021 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey ricky, welcome back! 2,890 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey ricky, welcome back!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Home Depot's business strategy is to use... 233,553 Views / 582 Replies  
I think Home Depot's business strategy is to use the absolute minimum amount of light to encourage people to buy stuff they couldn't actually examine/read labels on/etc. Compared to Lowe's, every HD...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2021 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's worse, I think than a carton of "half and... 2,698 Views / 50 Replies  
It's worse, I think than a carton of "half and half" having a label that says "contains milk." Really?

"The State of California" "knows" that a lot of things can cause diseases like cancer. But...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2021 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As I took it. But the "L word" has a bad rep... 2,698 Views / 50 Replies  
As I took it. But the "L word" has a bad rep lately, so I explained...probably not well.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ouch. That’s going to last a while. It... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
Ouch. That’s going to last a while.

It seems that a lot of people are getting a refresher in the Greek alphabet lately. Is Epsilon far from emergence? Let’s ask the mouth-breathing,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 02:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Back then, probably. I survived worse growing up... 2,698 Views / 50 Replies  
Back then, probably. I survived worse growing up then and there. For a hint at some of it, read this. (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Senior was an interesting person. An auteur in... 497 Views / 2 Replies  
Senior was an interesting person. An auteur in some ways, an eccentric in others.

Apparently, he and RDJ used to “bond” by sharing drugs. Definitely eccentric in that.

His film, Putney Swope,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s an old Detroit staple: Better Made Potato... 2,698 Views / 50 Replies  
Here’s an old Detroit staple: Better Made Potato Chips:
https://new.store.bettermade.com/assets/images/thumbnails/original%20chips_thumbnail.jpg

When I was a kid, eating these meant an automatic...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2021 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting, if slightly disturbing.... 2,698 Views / 50 Replies  
Interesting, if slightly disturbing....
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sadly, a number of states have had big upticks in... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
Sadly, a number of states have had big upticks in their hospitalizations, mostly due to the Delta variant. Care to guess what color those states are?

I said “sadly,” but part of me says “they...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 02:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
RIP Robert Downey SENIOR 497 Views / 2 Replies  
Variety (and others) reported that Robert Downey Sr. passed away yesterday at 85. ( https://variety.com/2021/film/news/robert-downey-sr-dead-robert-downey-jr-1235013682/ )

I wonder how RDJ is...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is it the “click” you miss, or the travel, or... 233,553 Views / 582 Replies  
Is it the “click” you miss, or the travel, or something else?

My last Cherry keyboard was decades ago, but when you hit that key you KNEW you’d hit it. Lots of multi sensory feedback with every...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Then there’s this: “Tactical Bacon” by CMMG (an... 2,698 Views / 50 Replies  
Then there’s this: “Tactical Bacon” by CMMG (an actual firearms company) ( https://www.amazon.com/CMMG-Tactical-Cooked-Bacon-9-Ounce/dp/B003RC5FQ2)
...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 7, 2021 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
N95 is your friend. Masks work in both... 312,959 Views / 1,142 Replies  
N95 is your friend. Masks work in both directions, and the push about “they protect others”, while not actually exaggerated, seems to have been a try at getting some altruism going. Fat chance in...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Doc, I don’t know what college students in the UK... 1,009 Views / 14 Replies  
Doc, I don’t know what college students in the UK do when they aren’t in class, but my friends have simply introduced a time wasting college bar (not at all like a pub) activity.

In my...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2021 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congratulations on finding a passion. I always... 1,009 Views / 14 Replies  
Congratulations on finding a passion. I always loved teaching, in spite of - or maybe because of - the “interesting” ideas some students came up with.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 30, 2021 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It looks like all it took was running the Post... 875 Views / 6 Replies  
It looks like all it took was running the Post Install tool (and the Patch Updater) along with a few reboots.

I'm amazed that my user setup was preserved. It's all there, including stuff like my...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2021 at 02:39 PM, in macOS
Unfortunately I think I’m going to have to do a... 875 Views / 6 Replies  
Unfortunately I think I’m going to have to do a full Mojave installation again. The thing got stuck in a loop and would reboot over and over. Unless it decided to just quit with a big “NO OS”...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2021 at 02:01 PM, in macOS
Ummmmm. Isn’t that like saying Los Angeles is... 233,553 Views / 582 Replies  
Ummmmm. Isn’t that like saying Los Angeles is not a good site for emissions testing? Just curious.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2021 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“Valuable Lesson” 875 Views / 6 Replies  
Today, I decided to see just what System Updates my upgraded iMac wanted me to install. They seemed benign; security updates for Mojave, an update for Safari…nothing scary.

Except I forgot that I...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2021 at 05:29 PM, in macOS
So far, I haven’t found anything that “hinders”... 11,270 Views / 20 Replies  
So far, I haven’t found anything that “hinders” me in Mojave, but there are some added nice-to-have items in Catalina and Big Sur that make it feel that it’s time to upgrade.

Has anyone jumped...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 24, 2021 at 05:15 PM, in macOS
High Life was the first beer I chose for myself. ... 1,328 Views / 25 Replies  
High Life was the first beer I chose for myself. Smooth, nice highlights, but not too hoppy or too heavy.

I will quibble on “don’t cook with beer you wouldn’t drink”, though. Beer bread is often...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2021 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Avocados, onions (finely chopped), maybe diced... 1,328 Views / 25 Replies  
Avocados, onions (finely chopped), maybe diced tomato, maybe peppers (I like mild guacamole, so if we do that it’s bell peppers), garlic and lime juice.

Adding cilantro (maybe), sometimes whole...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 22, 2021 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s hard to do guacamole badly, if you try just... 1,328 Views / 25 Replies  
It’s hard to do guacamole badly, if you try just a little. My wife learned from a neighbor when we lived in Austin. Norma was from Brownsville, and stuff like guacamole was just “normal food,” but...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I didn’t have any beer either, but that’s... 1,328 Views / 25 Replies  
Well I didn’t have any beer either, but that’s because of the medicines I’m on at the moment.

I’m keeping a list, though, so catch up will be organized. Same with foods; the meds make things “not...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 21, 2021 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks. Mine is going nicely. No real plans,... 1,328 Views / 25 Replies  
Thanks. Mine is going nicely. No real plans, but that’s fine.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2021 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They are “that’s made up, right?” creepy. Sadly,... 70,607 Views / 151 Replies  
They are “that’s made up, right?” creepy. Sadly, they aren’t made up…. Ewwwwwwww.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2021 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And however serious this thread is, I’m surprised... 1,110 Views / 10 Replies  
And however serious this thread is, I’m surprised nobody has chimed in with Carole King:
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Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2021 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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