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Tetrachloride

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Name: Cl4
Gender: Male
Hometown: Madison, WI
Home country: USA
Current location: Madison
Member since: Thu Feb 14, 2019, 06:51 PM
Number of posts: 362

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To: the White House Correspondents Association

1. Don't ask ordinary questions to Orange. It only encourages him.

2. Ask Pence to bring out scientists.

3. Ask Trump to show the tax returns.

4. Show to Trump on your phones his stupid videos. You must confront.

5. Ask Dr Fauci if he thinks 25th Amendment is reasonable in light of bleach and Lysol comments.

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Don't feed Trump and Pence hot air or open ended questions. Leave them with no questions, except tangible demands.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Sat Apr 25, 2020, 03:04 PM (2 replies)

Facebook interactive COVID-19 Map

[link:https://www.sciencealert.com/facebook-releases-an-interactive-covid-19-map-for-the-us-that-shows-people-with-reported-symptoms|

What I find interesting is that some rural counties of Wisconsin show higher rates per capita than the higher density areas of Milwaukee and Dane (Madison, WI) counties.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Mon Apr 20, 2020, 10:05 PM (0 replies)

Voting today in Wisconsin

People, be prepared.

1. Social distancing collapsed to some degree at my voting place inside.

2. Election officials said "Windows cant be opened", whatever that means. My voting place had no significant ventilation and multiple wards in A SINGLE ROOM (library at an elementary school.)

3. BRING A MASK, gloves and a pen if you value your life etc.


The races:

4. In Wisconsin, the state wide races are Presidential (the whole range of candidates is there) and Supreme Court race.

ADDED: Vote for JILL for Supreme Court.

5. Additional races for courts and school board in Madison.

6. I saw hope that a great many people have voted and returned absentee ballots.

7. I arrived 40 minutes before the doors opened and had to walk around the school to find the door. I was first in line. About 18 people in line when doors opened. I escorted a nurse to the front (I presume she was a nurse). She was wearing blue garb and Crocs. A lot of real medical people like their Crocs.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:59 AM (23 replies)

Microparticles in the air : open your windows.

https://boingboing.net/2020/04/03/special-camera-shows-cloud-of.html

This 6 minute video is from NHK (Japan National Broadcasting) with interviews at Toho University and Kyoto Institute of Technology.

"Opening windows ... is believed to be effective" in dispersal of micro-droplets.

"Open windows at least once per hour."


Theoretically, Covid 19 can be on these microparticles.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:23 AM (4 replies)

Early April Primaries: AK, HI, WY, VI and WI

Alaska, Hawaii, Wyoming, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin

[link:https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2020-presidential-primary-schedule-calendar/|

April 2020
Sat, Apr 4 Alaska Democratic primary 14 Closed
Sat, Apr 4 Hawaii Democratic primary 22 Closed
Sat, Apr 4 Wyoming Democratic caucus 14 Closed
Sat, Apr 4 Virgin Islands Republican convention 9 Closed
Tue, Apr 7 Wisconsin primary 77 52 Open


As for Wisconsin, there are few in my local headlines on the election. Wisconsin is endeavoring to allow more registration time and encouraging absentee voting.

[link:https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-winning-the-2020-democratic-primary-updated-delegate-count-2020-2?op=1|

CANDIDATE DELEGATES
Joe Biden 1168
Bernie Sanders 884
Elizabeth Warren 67
Michael Bloomberg 50
Pete Buttigieg 26
Amy Klobuchar 7
Tulsi Gabbard 2

1,991 needed to win


Allow me to assume that the delegates won by Warren, Bloomberg, Buttigieg , Klobuchar and Gabbard are 50-50 split between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. That would be 76 each. Over 1200 for Joe Biden is very likely.

Now back to politicking. I don't have a TV so I see none of the advertisements there. Hopefully, somebody can talk on that.

But regarding the lack of headlines of campaign events or announcements in or towards Wisconsin, I hope the powers that be don't gloss over us.... again.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:12 PM (1 replies)

Mac Security update 10.13.6 May

Hello all,

I updated Mac OS 10.13.6.

The computer rebooted about 4-5 times, taking 20 minutes in the process.

I did the update via the App Store.

I read that doing a direct download via the Apple Security Update pages may be better.

Back up your data -- PLEASE.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:17 AM (2 replies)

Trump buying facebook ads and the likely other shoe drops

Sorry if this may be old news. I just found a Facebook ad from DJT.

I blocked it fast. It seemed a popularity prop for the coming shoe drops.

If (when) one of the investigations does something tangible toward Trump, we can expect every kind of trolling and division.

This FB ad campaign is the first wave.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Thu Mar 21, 2019, 04:02 PM (3 replies)

"Be like #50"

headline from https://www.fark.com/comments/10354755/Be-Like-50

Video on Twitter https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1106765148537147398

For those without video access, a young basketball player helps another to take a couple of shots.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:35 PM (5 replies)

System Preferences quirks

Hello all, this thread is to highlight where things may be placed where you do not expect inside System Preferences. (Windows users would say "control panels." )

1. The setting for when the screen goes black is in "Energy Saver", not "Desktop & Screensaver", nor in "Displays."

2. "Security and Privacy" does not include anything about cookies, Javascript and content blocking for Safari, Apple's own browser. This is "because" Safari is an App, not part of the "System". Right.

3. Mac OS offers to store your passwords. This is done with a utility called Keychain Access, which is stored in the Applications / Utilities subfolder. Once again, a system feature which is not found in System Preferences (unless one does a "password" search in System Preferences.

4. The System Preferences window is a fixed size. No way to resize.

5. The "keyboard" and "language" panels have overlapping duties.

6. "Internet Accounts" and "Network" are different.

7. "Users & Groups" used to be called "Accounts."

8. "Sound" and "Notifications" are somehow different. When I hear a sound, and I dont know what it is, diagnosis will take a while.

9. "Accessibility" is for various adjustments to keyboard, screen, mouse. This is the most unfriendly panel. Ironic is an understatement.

One more thing.

10. iCloud, the Photos app and your iPhone photos. You may fall into the hole where your Phone AND iCloud get full. Meanwhile, hundreds of megabytes are empty on your Mac.

I'll stop here. Welcome to the thread.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Mon Mar 4, 2019, 04:15 PM (4 replies)

On campaign websites

The topic here is the campaign web sites as it pertains to the ability to learn about the candidates, not the issues espoused. For now, I am omitting the Congressional websites.

How quickly are website visitors able to learn about the candidate ?

As an undecided, I'm interested in issues. Today, I visited the official websites of Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg and Marianne Williamson.

I found 3 websites for Tulsi Gabbard. One appears to be a PAC funded website. Another is from a previous campaign. I include the extra site for Tulsi because it has above average design.

I viewed these sites on a 2017 iMac running OS 10.13.6, in the Epic browser.

Kamala Harris https://kamalaharris.org/

Amy Klobuchar https://amyklobuchar.com/

Elizabeth Warren https://elizabethwarren.com/

Kirsten Gillibrand https://kirstengillibrand.com/

Bernie Sanders https://berniesanders.com/

Sherrod Brown https://www.sherrodbrown.com/

John Delaney https://www.johndelaney.com/

Julian Castro https://www.julianforthefuture.com/

Cory Booker http://www.corybooker.com/

Andrew Yang https://www.yang2020.com/

Marianne Williamson https://www.marianne2020.com/

Tulsi Gabbard 1 https://www.tulsigabbard.org/

Tulsi Gabbard 2 https://www.votetulsi.com/

Tulsi Gabbard 3 https://www.tulsi2020.com/

These candidates have campaign sites which are clearly below par in terms of presenting issues without excessive clicking or scrolling:

Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and one of the sites of Tulsi Gabbard.

These candidates' campaign websites have tolerable or better sites in terms of issues:

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, John Delaney, Andrew Yang and 2 of the Tulsi Gabbard sites.

Website design is both an art and a science.

I encourage the web designers to include more content of the issues.

Original posts edited to add sites for Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson.
Posted by Tetrachloride | Mon Feb 25, 2019, 01:07 PM (10 replies)
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