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And yet these are the same people who fight tooth... 265,004 Views / 951 Replies  
And yet these are the same people who fight tooth and nail to resist government control over their bodies when they are asked to wear a mask.
Turns out taking over control of a woman’s reproductive...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 4, 2022 at 05:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Super late to the party but I am enjoying... 165,211 Views / 456 Replies  
Super late to the party but I am enjoying Elementary. What on earth is Lucy Liu doing in it. It's so low budget old school episodic TV, but it still manages to to be fun. Season 2 sprinkles some...
Posted by Doc HM, on May 1, 2022 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I do not get that behaviour at all on mine. 16in... 2,513 Views / 13 Replies  
I do not get that behaviour at all on mine. 16in i7 MBP
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 23, 2022 at 06:05 PM, in macOS
Is your biology programmed with "baby factory"?... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Is your biology programmed with "baby factory"? Or is it programmed with "how it used to be is default better than how it is now"? And is baby factory just what things used to be?
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 16, 2022 at 06:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Pet hate: Companies that react to having racist... 367,232 Views / 928 Replies  
Pet hate:
Companies that react to having racist or other phobic content on their social platform, Yes I'm looking at YOU all of social media, by saying
"We do not allow hateful or illegal content...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 15, 2022 at 10:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You should read an essay by the philosopher Harry... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
You should read an essay by the philosopher Harry Frankfurt of Princeton University called "On Truth", a dissection on why the truth is important, why it is often regarded as unimportant and why it...
Posted by Doc HM, on Apr 15, 2022 at 10:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The best way to be a better person is to always... 531 Views / 5 Replies  
The best way to be a better person is to always do what a better person would do.
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 19, 2022 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
While full scale oil and gas sanctions currently... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
While full scale oil and gas sanctions currently look like a step too far for European countries that have addicted their economies to Russian fossil fuels, sending the country back to the pre...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 9, 2022 at 05:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems like we might be missing a piece of the... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
It seems like we might be missing a piece of the puzzle here.
Pre invasion the EU paid Russia €190 million for gas and oil.
Now that we have some small sanctions to “cripple the Russian economy”...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 8, 2022 at 04:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Good to see the UK’s post Brexit flexibility... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
Good to see the UK’s post Brexit flexibility being used to advantage here. While the US and EU sanction Russian businesses and businessmen(Germany just got itself a new super yacht) the UK is...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 3, 2022 at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I can’t see how this ends long term in Russias... 3,036 Views / 75 Replies  
I can’t see how this ends long term in Russias favour.
It’s obvious they lack force in depth with their military (their entire military budget is on a par with Italy I read). Clearly the Ukrainians...
Posted by Doc HM, on Mar 1, 2022 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Been slow to catch up as I've been working but I... 165,211 Views / 456 Replies  
Been slow to catch up as I've been working but I now after 15 seasons I have a supernatural shaped hole in my viewing life.
Been a prt of the landscape for a looooooong time. Like loosing a remote...
Posted by Doc HM, on Feb 18, 2022 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Qanon/capitol riot podcast from the BBC 1,053 Views / 9 Replies  
Superb podcast/radio show from BBC world service (get em while it's still a thing - thanks Boris)

Supremely well researched, nuanced and balanced examination of the roots of the capitol riot with...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 21, 2022 at 03:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Did not like Season 3 nearly as much. Tonally a... 165,211 Views / 456 Replies  
Did not like Season 3 nearly as much. Tonally a lot cruder and ruder. Also pretty problematic treatment of female characters in relationships, not least the absent Roxy.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 19, 2022 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not doing any effects beyond some basic grading.... 4,389 Views / 6 Replies  
Not doing any effects beyond some basic grading. Pretty much all editing so not sure how much grunt will be from the GPU(s) vs the CPU(s)

At the moment got a weird 42in curved Samsung screen set...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 9, 2022 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fairly high end video rig. 4,389 Views / 6 Replies  
Imagine you wanted to construct s fairly high end, well specced and above all, speedy video set up in order to put together 4K video of around the 1 hour mark.
What Apple offering er... offers the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 8, 2022 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Late winter testing day at a local airfield.... 913,390 Views / 1,389 Replies  
Late winter testing day at a local airfield. Cold, rough and very muddy but fun.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51808060731_dcb9aa822a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mW6Rup)IMG_1420...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jan 8, 2022 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The white flat faced one at the front looks a... 913,390 Views / 1,389 Replies  
The white flat faced one at the front looks a "bit" like a Compomotive MO. Would look great on my 205. What is it actually?
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 31, 2021 at 06:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s possible that longer term, yes it is the... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
It’s possible that longer term, yes it is the best option.
Short term gain is not always the best long term solution.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 21, 2021 at 05:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So really it’s just a case of how much (er) you... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
So really it’s just a case of how much (er) you want?
So basically it’s just a case of how much or little socialism you want?
:)
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 21, 2021 at 05:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
https://www.npr.org/2021/12/20/1066010089/walmart-... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
https://www.npr.org/2021/12/20/1066010089/walmart-sued-for-allegedly-dumping-hazardous-waste-in-california?t=1640082009574

California suing Walmart for dumping toxic waste rather than send it to...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 21, 2021 at 06:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And yet (we are told) "the market" is all that... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
And yet (we are told) "the market" is all that matters. I am staggered that economists persist in bowing down to this completely non existent entity and insisting we all kneel before its demands,...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 21, 2021 at 06:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's a one... Businesses don't generally... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Here's a one...

Businesses don't generally have a conscience, but the people working within them do.

So to take an extreme example, how does the CEO of Shell (to pick not at random), who I...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 20, 2021 at 05:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Essentially they are saying that their entire... 1,546,953 Views / 3,421 Replies  
Essentially they are saying that their entire business model is flawed. If they had to pass on the full costs of employing drivers etc then the cost of delivery would be so high as to stop people...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 20, 2021 at 05:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It lasts for a few hours after the phone is... 15,821 Views / 191 Replies  
It lasts for a few hours after the phone is "officially" out of battery. It runs the location tracking on the emergency bat backup. Or some such witchcraft.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 20, 2021 at 05:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My college got two Mac 512s in my second year.... 8,951 Views / 89 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... 7,037 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... 2,221 Views / 6 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... 913,390 Views / 1,389 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.... 2,513 Views / 13 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. 2,235 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... 15,821 Views / 191 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.... 165,211 Views / 456 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 2,088 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... 165,211 Views / 456 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... 367,232 Views / 928 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... 8,416 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... 6,609 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,... 6,609 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... 6,609 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.... 415,795 Views / 918 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... 415,795 Views / 918 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... 2,796 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.... 2,796 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? 2,796 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 2,796 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 2,055 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... 79,705 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... 913,390 Views / 1,389 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... 913,390 Views / 1,389 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
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