Don’t be an idiot. Just stop. If you think the termination/cancellation of Rosanne Barr’s show has anything to do with the Constitutional right of free speech you are an idiot. Simple as that. Go read. Go study. When you have some sense, come back and talk to me. Until then, get off my lawn.
As many of you know, I recently purchased an Apple Macbook Pro. It is a beast of a machine and I really do love working on it. The Retina display is incredible, using the trackpad has completely replaced my mouse (don’t even have on on the desk now). Multiple desktops and screens and it basically just has me in AWE.
One of the downsides to the machine is the lack of standard USB A connection ports. Everything is USB-C. Well I have several external hard drives, an external monitor, my headphones and several SD cards that need to be read periodically.
I purchased an external hub that provides me with standard USB-A connections, MicroSD and Standard SD card reader, Thunderbolt 3 connection as well as an HDMI for my external monitor. It works GREAT! Connects all my equipment and works fine. Only it doesn’t.
When I connect it to my Macbook PRO, I lose all network connectivity. The radio still connects to the WIFI but there is no traffic to and from the computer and the network. Disconnect the hub and poof! Interwebz go whoosh.
Researching the issue provided Apple’s response which was basically, don’t buy their equipment, buy Apple’s equipment (and an exponentially higher price) and the problem goes away. Yeah how to win me over as an Apple user. Assholes.
More research provided a simple fix for literally less than a penny. It works. It is hideous. And it pisses me off to no end. See the video below.
Tin foil wrapped on the dongle lead shields it. Simple as that. This really does piss me off.
So I am reviving this old post lost in a database fiasco…
Lady pulls in driving a JK. Points at my foot pegs and says she doesn’t appreciate me having a gun on my Jeep.
Now it took a second for this stupidity to sink in.
I looked over at the Columbia County Deputy standing within earshot and he was smirking. This is the point where Tracie tells me not to be an asshole. But Tracie wasn’t here. So.
As I lifted my shirt and made my gun visible, I said “Well this should put a skidmark on your thong then!”.
She says “What the f***?” and looks at the deputy. He sips his coffee and points to his weapon and says “Mine is bigger.”
I freaking died. Should have got his name and bought him lunch.
Just to let you know, if you are visiting this site from the European Union, I am NOT making this GDPR Compliant. Not that I am required to in any way but simply making a statement that I refuse to have my actions and efforts dictated by you or your governments. So piss off. If I get one single compliance email, I will simply BLOCK all EU IP addresses. Because I can.
In case you missed it the first time. PISS OFF.
To be quite frank, not a lot. But before I go any further, I have learned that the representative that I spoke with today is fairly new with not much experience. So there is that.
So I learned that the keyboards on the 13 inch and 15 inch are exactly the same size. SMALL.
I learned that the “standard” keyboard for an iMac desktop computer is even smaller and might be about the size of a big smartphone.
I learned that if you want your computer (Apple) to fold in half so you can carry it to Starbucks, you will pay a premium.
I learned that Apple computers (Macs) have a planned obsolescence of 5 years but tend to survive much longer than that.
I learned they apparently skip a year. There are 2015 models and 2017 models. I guess they took 2016 off.
I learned that it is HOT inside the store. And yes, I am going there, they don’t have Windows. It truly was uncomfortably warm in the store. And you could tell. It kinda smelled.
But one of the most important things I learned was that Apple sells a “Smart Toothbrush”. Yep! How dumb do you have to be to need a “Smart Toothbrush”? $100.00 worth of USB connected toothbrush.