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#52046 - 07/12/19 04:41 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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#52052 - 07/14/19 07:23 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Although it was TV that helped kill Mad (Saturday Night Live, et cetera), it was TV that also paid homage.


Edited by ryck (07/14/19 07:26 AM)
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#52186 - 08/06/19 03:10 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Important American author, Toni Morrison at 88.

A television announcement of Toni Morrison's death included a snippet from a 1993 interview and, although it didn't include the question, it seems she was asked about dealing with racism and white supremacy.

“There’s a certain kind of moral leadership that could help.

I mean the contempt for poor people, the contempt for difference that is everywhere - in education, in politics, everywhere - is not just a school responsibility. Imagine raising your children to despise other people. Imagine living in a world in which you’re perfectly willing to trash all of your big cities, to flush all of the big cities down the toilet because of the word inner-city, which means those people who live there. Or to trash your whole public school system, to sink it in other words, because of the contempt for those people.

But, if the racist white person - I don’t mean the person who is examining his consciousness and so on - doesn’t understand that he or she is also a race….it’s also constructed, it’s all also made and also has some kind of serviceability. But, when you take it away - I take your race away and there you are, all strung out, and all you got is your little self, and what is that? What are you without racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Are you still smart? Do you still like yourself?

These are the questions….I mean, if you can only be tall because someone is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.”


Edited by ryck (08/07/19 05:58 AM)
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#52187 - 08/06/19 03:53 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: ryck
...if you can only be tall because someone is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.”

As eloquent as it is accurate!
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#52474 - 09/19/19 09:39 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
In this day where legitimate journalism in a variety of media is under fire, let's remember two pioneers in the broadcast field: Cokie Roberts and Sander Vanocur.
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#52483 - 09/20/19 07:11 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Ira L]
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Cokie (and her friend Nancy Pelosi) grew up in the halls of congress and learned her political chops at the knee of Sam Rayburn ones of the wisest and most effective politicians in congress. One of the first lessons she learned from "Mister" Sam was, "Always tell the truth, then you don't have to remember what lie you told." Her knowledge of politics, politicians, and the halls of congress is irreplaceable.
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#52511 - 09/24/19 02:20 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: joemikeb]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
MacUpdate seems to have gone the way of MacFixIt. A once very useful site has changed out of recognition so as to maximize its earning power, is my guess. They used to have a list of daily updates, but now just list selected apps along with its own Desktop.app.

Shame. I wonder if it will go the same way as MacFixIt?
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#52513 - 09/24/19 08:37 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
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I was TRULY APPALLED and HORRIFIED when I visited MacUpdate last night and saw that it had morphed into an ill-conceived, horribly designed piece of skata! frown

The list of daily updates, however, which appears to have disappeared, isn't really gone: it's now the "Fresh Apps" list, with the kicker being that since the dates have been removed, you've got to remember at which point "yesterday" ended in order to know where "today" begins. Select "See all" and Updated > All (or only those you want to track).

The site isn't remembering my prefs yet, nor does it respond well to my clicking on the page advance buttons.

All considered, I'll call it a ZERO STAR DISASTER!

Does anyone know of an alternative website?

PS: There's no longer a way to contact MU by email; I guess they realized the grief it would now bring them.
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#52514 - 09/24/19 09:07 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
Ira L Online


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
MacUpdate was always clunky as an app and a website. But they do have one feature that I continue to use and find quite helpful. You can create a "Watchlist" (only with a subscription?) of software of your choosing, and when an update for the software is available, they will e-mail you a notice. I choose to then go to the developer's site and update from there. I have found that MacUpdate is about 85% timely and accurate with their notifications.
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#52515 - 09/24/19 09:14 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/04/09
I've always looked at all daily updates; almost invariably, the list isn't too long, so the time it takes me to look is generally negligible, and although it's been quite a while since a new, interesting app has turned up, just knowing what's out there can be helpful/useful.
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#52516 - 09/24/19 09:16 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Although it's not wonderful, CNET is an alternative site to MacUpdate. I greatly preferred MU and I, too, am appalled at how it has changed.
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#52517 - 09/24/19 09:29 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Thanks, Jon.

Talk about "a rock and a hard place!"

I took a look at CNET, and it's painfully obvious that it hasn't got anywhere near the volume of listings that MU has got, although I did see some apps on CNET's "today" list that I don't see on MU's.

It looks as if I'm stuck with MU.
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#52533 - 09/29/19 02:02 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: London, UK
Apparently, we aren't the only ones upset by the changes to MacUpdate: the "trendy" Fresh Apps head has been changed to "Updated and new apps". I don't think it's a daily list, but it has more of a feel of what it used to be like. Still useful...

I'm 72. I hate changes that make my life harder. smile
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#52534 - 09/29/19 02:45 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
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As I said earlier, and as far as I can still tell, "Fresh Apps" and, I assume, the new "Updated & new apps" ARE the old daily list, but without the date breaks.

I've been taking screenshots of where I've left off each day, and scrolling down the list eventually gets me back to familiar territory.

I've got no idea why they felt the need to remove the date breaks.
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#52537 - 09/29/19 11:18 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
I've got no idea why they felt the need to remove the date breaks.


Maybe they are making their lives easier?
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#52538 - 09/29/19 11:28 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
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Originally Posted By: freelance
Originally Posted By: artie505
I've got no idea why they felt the need to remove the date breaks.

Maybe they are making their lives easier?

More like making ours more difficult. crazy
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#52544 - 09/30/19 03:02 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Now the updated dates have made a reappearance. They must be reading your posts...
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#52545 - 09/30/19 04:00 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: freelance
Now the updated dates have made a reappearance. They must be reading your posts...

More likely yours...

MU appears to be a work in process.

If they could get prefs to stick and maybe keep me logged in overnight I'd be happier.

An email link would also be nice.
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#52603 - 10/07/19 02:41 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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#52606 - 10/07/19 07:35 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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I saw Cream in The Fillmore, San Francisco in 1967. There was rioting in the Fillmore District that night and only about 100 of the sell-out crowd turned up. We all got stoned and sat on the floor, I had my head in my girlfriend's lap. The band was mindblowing, as they say. 10-minute drum solo. Good days...
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#52953 - 11/23/19 01:28 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
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Loc: New York State
One of my favorite cartoonists, Gahan Wilson
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#53051 - 12/09/19 09:13 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Loc: California
Renee Auberjonois, the original Father Mulcahy in the movie M*A*S*H, and a regular in one of the later Star Trek series.
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#53216 - 12/26/19 01:49 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Ira L]
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#53294 - 01/14/20 03:31 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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A once exceptionally helpful site has changed out of acknowledgment to expand its procuring power, is my estimate. They used to have a rundown of day by day refreshes, yet now simply list chose applications alongside its very own Desktop.

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#53295 - 01/14/20 03:46 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Ashley]
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Which site are you referring to?
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