Out of the Blue

Today's morning update arriving a bit earlier than usual is the result of me trying to adjust to having tomorrow's first post arrive even earlier. If I can manage to pull off my ambitious plans, I'll be hitting the road early tomorrow to attend the burial of my uncle who died over the winter. I did not attend his funeral due to COVID-19 concerns, but the burial that was put off at the time due to frozen ground is being held tomorrow. I'd be very happy if this effort can develop into a trend towards getting these updates online earlier on a regular basis. But I'm getting ahead of myself. For now, let's just see if I can make it on time tomorrow.

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May 28, 2021, 08:56
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PHJF wrote on May 28, 2021, 08:45:
jdreyer wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:54:
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:19:

Gaetz is not going to come out of the sex trafficking investigation looking well, IMO. The guy is a sleaze.

Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend to cooperate with federal authorities in sex trafficking investigation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/gaetz-investigators-cooperation-ex-girlfriend/index.html
Basically everyone who knows anything is turning against the guy. Hard to see how he comes out unscathed.

An esteemed member of my state legislature (Ohio) is guilty of bribery and campaign finance violations. He took money from a power company to push a bill that gives said power company $1.3 billion of taxpayer funding.

He was later reelected. Even his own party is trying to get him out of office.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Householder

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 28, 2021, 08:45
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May 28, 2021, 08:45
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jdreyer wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:54:
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:19:

Gaetz is not going to come out of the sex trafficking investigation looking well, IMO. The guy is a sleaze.

Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend to cooperate with federal authorities in sex trafficking investigation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/gaetz-investigators-cooperation-ex-girlfriend/index.html
Basically everyone who knows anything is turning against the guy. Hard to see how he comes out unscathed.

An esteemed member of my state legislature (Ohio) is guilty of bribery and campaign finance violations. He took money from a power company to push a bill that gives said power company $1.3 billion of taxpayer funding.

He was later reelected. Even his own party is trying to get him out of office.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 28, 2021, 02:43
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May 28, 2021, 02:43
 
My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your uncle, Blue.
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May 28, 2021, 02:41
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May 28, 2021, 02:41
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 19:41:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2021, 19:25:
The only way Trump isn't running is if he is dead or in jail. I'd be fine with either of those events.
I'll cheer either of those outcomes.
I don't think you'd be alone in that
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Re: iPhone Trouble
May 28, 2021, 02:40
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Re: iPhone Trouble May 28, 2021, 02:40
May 28, 2021, 02:40
 
jdreyer wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:53:
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:10:
and have the patience of Job.

I hope you mean the Biblican Job, and not Steve Job.


Isn't that Job vs Jobs?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 21:07
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May 27, 2021, 21:07
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:54:
jdreyer wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:51:
but it will mean he won't win.
source?have you seen what they've been electing lately
Yes, true but we haven't had a Federal elected official win from jail since 1798:

In 2002, former Rep. James Traficant, I-Ohio, took 15 percent of the vote even though he had just started an eight-year sentence for bribery, racketeering and other crimes. Going farther back in history, Matthew Lyon was successful in 1798. He had been convicted of libel, ran for Congress from prison and won.

Even as bad as things are, I don't perceive that changing. Elections in the past were much more wild and woolly.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 20:54
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May 27, 2021, 20:54
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:19:

Gaetz is not going to come out of the sex trafficking investigation looking well, IMO. The guy is a sleaze.

Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend to cooperate with federal authorities in sex trafficking investigation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/gaetz-investigators-cooperation-ex-girlfriend/index.html
Basically everyone who knows anything is turning against the guy. Hard to see how he comes out unscathed.
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May 27, 2021, 20:54
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May 27, 2021, 20:54
 
jdreyer wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:51:
but it will mean he won't win.
source?have you seen what they've been electing lately
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Re: iPhone Trouble
May 27, 2021, 20:53
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Re: iPhone Trouble May 27, 2021, 20:53
May 27, 2021, 20:53
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:10:
and have the patience of Job.

I hope you mean the Biblican Job, and not Steve Job.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 20:51
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May 27, 2021, 20:51
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2021, 18:10:
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 16:34:
Republicans must be so proud.
Matt Gaetz eyes presidential run in 2024, Marjorie Taylor Green will be its running mate.
Please tell me that is a joke. I'm not even going to Google it, just going to stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and start shouting nonsense...

It will be surprising if Gaetz isn't in prison in 2024. That might not disqualify him from running, but it will mean he won't win.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 20:19
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May 27, 2021, 20:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 18:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2021, 18:10:
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 16:34:
Republicans must be so proud.
Matt Gaetz eyes presidential run in 2024, Marjorie Taylor Green will be its running mate.
Please tell me that is a joke. I'm not even going to Google it, just going to stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and start shouting nonsense...

hence the vomit emoji.
But instead of GG24 I prefer M&M 2024, so good they melt in you brain, not in your ... 💩

https://news.yahoo.com/matt-gaetz-says-run-presidency-144821755.html
I chose the smartest, brightest, bestest, most qualified running mate for him that the republicans have in the shallow end of their cesspool, call it intuition.

Gaetz is not going to come out of the sex trafficking investigation looking well, IMO. The guy is a sleaze.

Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend to cooperate with federal authorities in sex trafficking investigation
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/gaetz-investigators-cooperation-ex-girlfriend/index.html
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Re: iPhone Trouble
May 27, 2021, 20:10
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Re: iPhone Trouble May 27, 2021, 20:10
May 27, 2021, 20:10
 
MeanJim wrote on May 27, 2021, 20:04:
After reading the comments in the Apple vs. Epic topic, there seem to be some knowledgeable Apple people here, so I thought maybe I'd ask here if if anyone knows how to fix an iPhone that is locked to a non-existant Apple account? My sister upgraded to a new iPhone a while back. Since she last used the old phone, she changed the email address associated with her Apple account. She was going to give the old phone to her daughter, but it phone keeps telling her it's activation locked, and to log into the Apple account associated with the old email address. She had taken it to both AT&T and an Apple store, but neither could/would fix it. She gave it to me to see if I could do something, but I've had no luck.

When she gave it to me, it still has her old sim card, and was usable, you just couldn't unlink it from the Apple account from within the phone. It shows the activation lock screen and tells you to long in to the Apple account associated with her old email address. Trying to log in with the new email address didn't work. I did a factory reset on it, but during the setup, it comes back up to the activation lock screen and tells you that you have to log in to the account or remove it from the find my device on the Apple account. I had her log in to her Apple account on a PC, but the old phone doesn't show up under her devices so it can't be removed that way.

The only thing I can think to do is have change her Apple ID email address back, but I'm worried that it will lock her out of her new phone.
A customer had a similar issue. I gave up after several visits, but they eventually did get the phone/account/apple id unlocked.
The right genius at an Apple store will be able to reset it. Or get the right person on the phone. good luck

It helps if you know the previous email/apple id, have receipts, a recent dna test and have the patience of Job.

Hopefully one of the apple regulars here "know" the least painful way.


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iPhone Trouble
May 27, 2021, 20:04
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iPhone Trouble May 27, 2021, 20:04
May 27, 2021, 20:04
 
After reading the comments in the Apple vs. Epic topic, there seem to be some knowledgeable Apple people here, so I thought maybe I'd ask here if if anyone knows how to fix an iPhone that is locked to a non-existant Apple account? My sister upgraded to a new iPhone a while back. Since she last used the old phone, she changed the email address associated with her Apple account. She was going to give the old phone to her daughter, but it phone keeps telling her it's activation locked, and to log into the Apple account associated with the old email address. She had taken it to both AT&T and an Apple store, but neither could/would fix it. She gave it to me to see if I could do something, but I've had no luck.

When she gave it to me, it still has her old sim card, and was usable, you just couldn't unlink it from the Apple account from within the phone. It shows the activation lock screen and tells you to long in to the Apple account associated with her old email address. Trying to log in with the new email address didn't work. I did a factory reset on it, but during the setup, it comes back up to the activation lock screen and tells you that you have to log in to the account or remove it from the find my device on the Apple account. I had her log in to her Apple account on a PC, but the old phone doesn't show up under her devices so it can't be removed that way.

The only thing I can think to do is have change her Apple ID email address back, but I'm worried that it will lock her out of her new phone.
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May 27, 2021, 19:41
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May 27, 2021, 19:41
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2021, 19:25:
The only way Trump isn't running is if he is dead or in jail. I'd be fine with either of those events.
I'll cheer either of those outcomes.
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May 27, 2021, 19:25
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May 27, 2021, 19:25
 
*ugh* okay, forced myself to read your link. There is no mention of Greene joining him on the ticket and he said he'd only run if Trump didn't. The only way Trump isn't running is if he is dead or in jail. I'd be fine with either of those events.
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May 27, 2021, 18:54
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May 27, 2021, 18:54
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 27, 2021, 18:10:
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 16:34:
Republicans must be so proud.
Matt Gaetz eyes presidential run in 2024, Marjorie Taylor Green will be its running mate.
Please tell me that is a joke. I'm not even going to Google it, just going to stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and start shouting nonsense...

hence the vomit emoji.
But instead of GG24 I prefer M&M 2024, so good they melt in you brain, not in your ... 💩

https://news.yahoo.com/matt-gaetz-says-run-presidency-144821755.html
I chose the smartest, brightest, bestest, most qualified running mate for him that the republicans have in the shallow end of their cesspool, call it intuition.

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 18:10
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May 27, 2021, 18:10
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 16:34:
Republicans must be so proud.
Matt Gaetz eyes presidential run in 2024, Marjorie Taylor Green will be its running mate.
Please tell me that is a joke. I'm not even going to Google it, just going to stick my fingers in my ears, close my eyes, and start shouting nonsense...
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May 27, 2021, 16:34
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May 27, 2021, 16:34
 
Republicans must be so proud.
Matt Gaetz eyes presidential run in 2024, Marjorie Taylor Green will be its running mate.

I’ll even go as far as the tie it into gaming since gamers use GG for good game.
Gaetz Green🤮 GG24

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2021, 16:27
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RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 15:14:
When is The Nevers episode 7 airing?
HBO has yet to set a premiere date for The Nevers episode 7. Nor is there any info about the episode title, writer, director or run time.

It was not a smash hit so I wonder if there’ll be a 7.

That's a shame, I actually enjoyed The Nevers quite a bit, although to be fair I wasn't going into it expecting a lot.

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May 27, 2021, 15:43
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May 27, 2021, 15:43
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2021, 15:14:
When is The Nevers episode 7 airing?
HBO has yet to set a premiere date for The Nevers episode 7. Nor is there any info about the episode title, writer, director or run time.

It was not a smash hit so I wonder if there’ll be a 7.

Didn't Weadon leave the show?
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