sony alpha – Upgrading… and I’ve no clue about which glass to buy?

I am looking at buying a new mirrorless Sony camera, and I’m looking at the options of an A7R III or A7R IV. Now, truth be told, I couldn’t tell you much about the technicalities, but I’ve been told too many times over the years of using my Nikon D80 DSLR (since 2006) that I should “have a coffee table book” or “get published”. Will the price difference in the two cameras really matter for someone with limited technological experience yet eager to really advance oneself?

7 – I’ve altered the Views exposed filters how I want them in hook_views_pre_build(). How do I retain those settings after an AJAX filter is used?

In Drupal 7, I have a content type that displays a content view within it. This view display contains 4 exposed filters. On the content type, I have a custom select field which allows the author to choose which exposed filters they want to hide on the embedded view.

I then take these selections from the node. Using hook_views_pre_build(), I’m able to hide (by unsetting) any filter they don’t want. It works great upon initial load of the page.

However, the exposed filters use AJAX. When a visitor uses one of the exposed filters and the view loads the filtered display, it no longer respects my hook_views_pre_build() settings. Any filter I hid in that hook are now exposed again in the AJAX-generated views display.

Which hook (or combination of hooks) can I use to hide filters not only in the initial page load, but also when an AJAX filter is used/loaded and the view refreshes?

7 – I’ve altered THE exposed filters how I want them in hook_views_prebuild(). How do I retain those settings after an AJAX filter is used?

In Drupal 7, I have a content type that displays a content view within it. This view display contains 4 exposed filters. On the content type, I have a custom select field which allows the author to choose which exposed filters they want to hide on the embedded view.

I then take these selections from the node. Using hook_views_prebuild(), I’m able to hide (by unsetting) any filter they don’t want. It works great upon initial load of the page.

However, the exposed filters use AJAX. When a visitor uses one of the exposed filters and the view loads the filtered display, it no longer respects my hook_views_prebuild() settings. Any filter I hid in that hook are now exposed again in the AJAX-generated views display.

Which hook (or combination of hooks) can I use to hide filters not only in the initial page load, but also when an AJAX filter is used/loaded and the view refreshes?

Windows 10 on an assembled PC: how can “slmgr -dlv” show a Partial Product Key different than the one I’ve entered?

long story short: I had to replace the MB of my desktop PC. I took the chance, and I ordered an used MB (same exact old model so that I kept everything else intact) and a new disk (switching to SSD). So I install the new components, I download the ISO from Microsoft’s portal, I run the Windows 10 installer from USB and once I’m done I enter the Windows 10 Product Key from my COA sticker. Activation goes successfully, no prob. But if I run “slmgr -dlv” I obtain that’s a Volume License and the Partial Product Key shown has nothing to do with what I entered.
As this is a generic Asus desktop motherboard, I don’t expect to have any embedded OEM Product Key as you would in a classical new laptop.
Am I wrong ? Or what am I missing ?

usa – Can I re-enter the US by air without needing a Covid test if I’ve had the vaccine?

Currently, no.

You can see the requirements on the site American Airlines has arranged. A negative test result is still required.

The CDC’s site directly addresses this issue:

What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine or have tested positive for antibodies? Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19?

Yes, at this time all air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.

Given the variety of vaccines available around the world, uncertainty about their effectiveness in preventing transmission, the difficulties around various proposed “vaccine passport” schemes, uncertainty about vaccine efficacy and protection against variants, and so on, it wouldn’t surprise me if this remained the case for some time.

usa – Can I re-enter the US without a COVID Test if I’ve had the vaccine?

Currently, no.

You can see the requirements on the site American Airlines has arranged. A negative test result is still required.

The CDC’s site directly addresses this issue:

What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine or have tested positive for antibodies? Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19?

Yes, at this time all air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination or antibody status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.

Given the variety of vaccines available around the world, uncertainty about their effectiveness in preventing transmission, the difficulties around various proposed “vaccine passport” schemes, uncertainty about vaccine efficacy and protection against variants, and so on, it wouldn’t surprise me if this remained the case for some time.

text – I’ve been trying for an hour to remove the underline from links; I don’t understand why something that should be so simple is so difficult

I don’t want links to be underlined. It’s that simple.

If you search google for this problem there’s a ton of people asking how to do the same thing, going back more than a decade. So clearly this is an issue that many people have encountered; that must mean there’s a simple solution right? A checkbox somewhere? An “underline links: true/false” option? Nope. No biggie, surely there’s a plugin to do this? Nope.

Great, so now I have to mess with CSS/html, whatever. I’ve tried every variation of “text-decoration:none;” I could find. Pasted it everywhere there was to paste it. Pasted it in the style.css. Went through all of the theme’s code making sure there wasn’t anything doing this. Nothing. Did the same with borders, boxes, and outlines. Nothing. Even when I edit the block itself in html, it says right there “{text-decoration:none;}”. Still there. Nothing should be making the underlines but they’re still there. Tried different browsers, still there.

This is my first experience with making a webpage, and WordPress, and this has been one of the most frustrating experiences of my life. Unless I’m missing something obvious, I cannot understand how something so simple can be such a headache. I cannot understand how after more than a decade of people having the same problem, that there has been no attempt to address it. And I can’t understand how there a dozen different solutions offered and none of them work.

So please, will someone finally tell me what I need to do to remove underlines from links before I punch a hole in my wall?

ios – I’ve lost my Airpods Pro serial number complely. If i use a friends serial number will that stop them in the future using it?

In order to get a replacement case I need a serial number.

I’ve fully lost mine (unpaired, no case, no packaging and no invoice as it came from amazon)

If I use a friends serial number will that give them issues in the future such as the “This is a serial number for a product that has been replaced” warning?

Gmail search for emails from addresses I’ve never replied to

I’d like to find all emails in my inbox from addresses I’ve never sent an email to.

I’ve found this Q&A on searching for emails I’ve never replied to: Gmail filter to see emails I never replied to

But my goal is to find addresses with which I’ve never had a back and forth to sort and archive those.

Ive sent bitcoins from the crypto app to mycelinium and they have not appeared

I’ve sent bitcoins from the crypto app wallet

362ytBsBNr7HeMri9WxCBiGjgTRrGMDf26

to mycelinium legacy wallet address

1EuY3XTVutFNQR7mGdeV4XMf4DRDXSZ47d

Transaction ID.

33bed6c8-b40e-419a-8890-39a2c73a47da

and I’m worried the coins haven’t shown up yet as I’ve sent them to a legacy address. Crypto app wallet still shows pending. Will the transaction eventually show up, or have I lost my coins by sending them to a legacy address.