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I finally got around to watching the last two... 2,223 Views / 29 Replies  
I finally got around to watching the last two episodes last night. I was fairly impressed with the season. I just hope that Fox doesn't go cheap on it and drop the budget after renewing. That's...
Posted by finboy, on Dec 11, 2017 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone 6S skips in one car (with a Blaupunkt New... 819 Views / 14 Replies  
iPhone 6S skips in one car (with a Blaupunkt New Jersey) so I have to keep the 5S in there as the jukebox. The 6S works seamlessly with SYNC in my truck, but SYNC is such a piece of crap that I use...
Posted by finboy, on Jan 13, 2017 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, on both I would agree. 3,623 Views / 98 Replies  
Yes, on both I would agree.
Posted by finboy, on Dec 6, 2016 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Tea Party is (was) an actual group of people.... 3,623 Views / 98 Replies  
The Tea Party is (was) an actual group of people. The Alt-Right is something that someone in the media made up in order to have a new label, and the rest of the media saw it as a way to instill fear...
Posted by finboy, on Dec 6, 2016 at 07:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Nothing new. 2,647 Views / 122 Replies  
Nothing new.
Posted by finboy, on Jul 25, 2016 at 01:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't cry for me Argentina. 16,805 Views / 654 Replies  
Don't cry for me Argentina.
Posted by finboy, on Mar 7, 2016 at 05:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've learned a lot over the years by reading... 840 Views / 35 Replies  
I've learned a lot over the years by reading everyone's opinion. I'm sure it's influenced my opinion too. As GI Joe says:

Knowing is half the battle.
Posted by finboy, on Jan 9, 2015 at 03:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought ALL children were special. Thanks for... 2,422 Views / 77 Replies  
I thought ALL children were special. Thanks for the blanket party GIF BTW - we did that stuff at camp, years before Kubrick. Late for assembly - blanket party. Can't pack a ruck - blanket party. ...
Posted by finboy, on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. Forgot to check for a thread, but we saw it... 1,115 Views / 25 Replies  
Yup. Forgot to check for a thread, but we saw it the first day it was out, in IMAX 3D. Superb visuals. And the movie was OK too. I'm glad to see the franchise rebooted so strongly.
Posted by finboy, on May 28, 2014 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My favorite part is where Comcast/Xfinity speeds... 474 Views / 21 Replies  
My favorite part is where Comcast/Xfinity speeds get really slow late in the billing month.

I don't have a problem with explicit pricing, but I want for EVERYONE to have explicit pricing, not just...
Posted by finboy, on May 21, 2014 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In Texas it's something like a $10,000 fine (max)... 6,753 Views / 347 Replies  
In Texas it's something like a $10,000 fine (max) and a felony charge to ignore the sign (regardless of what the owner tells you). That only applies to concealed carry holders, of course.

Sorry...
Posted by finboy, on May 13, 2014 at 05:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean AGAIN? MORE stuff? My state (Texas)... 1,160 Views / 47 Replies  
You mean AGAIN? MORE stuff? My state (Texas) and every other state (and plenty of Federal entities) hands out stuff that's not available to me all the time. We call it "welfare." And the only...
Posted by finboy, on Apr 29, 2014 at 07:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thor2 is mostly about Thor. It gives a starting... 1,131 Views / 26 Replies  
Thor2 is mostly about Thor. It gives a starting point for Avengers 2 I think, but doesn't fit in to this stuff so much.

I forgot about the X-Men stuff. Most of that was meh too, but I really...
Posted by finboy, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nuh uh. That's got to be a lie. Did they... 1,543 Views / 36 Replies  
Nuh uh. That's got to be a lie. Did they stretch her legs out too?
Posted by finboy, on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought the second Thor was meh, but I like the... 1,131 Views / 26 Replies  
I thought the second Thor was meh, but I like the original Spiderman trilogy, Captain America, Thor, Avengers, the Iron Man films - they're on a roll. Sure, there are some weak ones in there, but...
Posted by finboy, on Apr 7, 2014 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I know you guys have heard this before (it either... 375 Views / 3 Replies  
I know you guys have heard this before (it either happened on here or AppleInsider back in the day, actually). When Woz had his "officeCam" that you could control through your browser, he had a...
Posted by finboy, on Apr 5, 2014 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Marvel Universe Tie-ins 1,131 Views / 26 Replies  
Just saw this yesterday, it was fantastic. These Marvel Universe movies just keep getting better and better.
Posted by finboy, on Apr 5, 2014 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The "Dope" performance at the awards show... 989 Views / 17 Replies  
The "Dope" performance at the awards show (whatever it was) was amazing IMO. I didn't care anything about listening to LG until Weird Al fought with her over "Perform This Way." That piqued my...
Posted by finboy, on Mar 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's simply amazing to me the ignorance of the... 898 Views / 41 Replies  
It's simply amazing to me the ignorance of the masses on this kind of thing. I know the research cited here accounts for job losses the best it can, but the idea that all that new money is going to...
Posted by finboy, on Feb 27, 2014 at 09:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Baaaaahahahaha. 6,753 Views / 347 Replies  
Baaaaahahahaha.
Posted by finboy, on Feb 24, 2014 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought it was an OK movie, very entertaining. ... 1,920 Views / 58 Replies  
I thought it was an OK movie, very entertaining. I had some trouble with the fighting b/c I thought it should have been quicker, but I guess they had to slow it down for the audience.
Posted by finboy, on Feb 15, 2014 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the evidence on how minimum wage increases... 575 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, the evidence on how minimum wage increases cause unemployment are 10x sounder than the numbers on human-caused global warming - people will lose jobs. I'm of the opinion that THAT'S THE POINT...
Posted by finboy, on Feb 2, 2014 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Hey, what's a forum for anyway? Thanks for... 785 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey, what's a forum for anyway? Thanks for sharing his story. Celebrate his life and the life that he gave to others!
Posted by finboy, on Jan 30, 2014 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's because of the ban on lead paint. 627 Views / 11 Replies  
It's because of the ban on lead paint.
Posted by finboy, on Jan 27, 2014 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I love those guys. I only have a couple of... 803 Views / 19 Replies  
Oh, I love those guys. I only have a couple of their CDs, but I've listened to them hundreds of times each.

As a kid I used to go see Empire Brass every time they went on tour. We'd sometimes...
Posted by finboy, on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, thanks for this. Makes me think of all the... 803 Views / 19 Replies  
Wow, thanks for this. Makes me think of all the times our band played hours and hours of Christmas stuff back in the old days, and never recorded a minute of it - we just took it for granted that...
Posted by finboy, on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, no don't be kidding. Their stuff is GREAT. ... 803 Views / 19 Replies  
No, no don't be kidding. Their stuff is GREAT. Seriously, I can't have Christmas without Mannheim Steamroller.

The Canadian Brass and Empire Brass Quintet both have solid Christmas albums, plus...
Posted by finboy, on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I found my "Vote for Hillary" button the other... 876 Views / 30 Replies  
I found my "Vote for Hillary" button the other day. I DID get to vote for Hillary here in Texas, as a registered independent. I didn't want that chance to get by me.
Posted by finboy, on Dec 7, 2013 at 04:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Next year will be EPIC. Not only does the... 5,572 Views / 267 Replies  
Next year will be EPIC. Not only does the employer mandate kick in, but all the other health plan providers that got a "pass" (like the unions, some of the states) will lose their protected status...
Posted by finboy, on Nov 20, 2013 at 03:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Me, too. I use it for reading papers and... 7,071 Views / 109 Replies  
Me, too. I use it for reading papers and grading, but not so much for surfing anymore. The battery is almost real-time now - I get 5-6 hours at best from it.

However, I got an iPad 4 about a...
Posted by finboy, on Nov 8, 2013 at 03:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You should be able to get two SM57s cheap, you... 830 Views / 38 Replies  
You should be able to get two SM57s cheap, you can even rent them some places if you need to. I've recorded/amped thousands of hours back in the old days, and the only thing they didn't work for was...
Posted by finboy, on Nov 8, 2013 at 03:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with you - it's pretty disturbing. But... 635 Views / 21 Replies  
I agree with you - it's pretty disturbing. But you've got to consider that quite a few of us have been slamming on this kind of thing for years and years - this is just the latest example to float...
Posted by finboy, on Nov 7, 2013 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Finally got to see this yesterday. In Real 3D... 1,543 Views / 36 Replies  
Finally got to see this yesterday. In Real 3D (which really sucks compared to IMAX 3D by the way). You don't want to miss seeing this in a theatre.

This movie was stunning. The dialog and plot...
Posted by finboy, on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sandra Bullock still looks yummy to me. Plus I... 3,483 Views / 67 Replies  
Sandra Bullock still looks yummy to me. Plus I bet she's fun to talk to.
Posted by finboy, on Oct 11, 2013 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I'm not sure how it's a step forward towards cost... 14,162 Views / 782 Replies  
I'm not sure how it's a step forward towards cost control. That's completely counter-intuitive given what we already understand about government-run public services.

Medicare doesn't control...
Posted by finboy, on Oct 7, 2013 at 02:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: No, not all of them. Just enough to slow all of... 14,162 Views / 782 Replies  
No, not all of them. Just enough to slow all of the rest down.
Posted by finboy, on Oct 6, 2013 at 04:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: What is the penalty on that person if they decide... 14,162 Views / 782 Replies  
What is the penalty on that person if they decide to NOT pay for insurance at all? Isn't it going to be cheaper for them to just go ahead and do that? Remember, if you don't pay the penalty or buy...
Posted by finboy, on Oct 6, 2013 at 03:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm happy with Apple Maps, too. I just don't use... 1,057 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm happy with Apple Maps, too. I just don't use it because it's pretty much useless. I gave up after about 5 tries.
Posted by finboy, on Oct 6, 2013 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Not new: Tip O'Neal had 12 government shutdowns. ... 14,162 Views / 782 Replies  
Not new: Tip O'Neal had 12 government shutdowns. Clinton had one. This will be the first of Obama's I guess.
Posted by finboy, on Oct 1, 2013 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, so we're a week in. I can't remember if I... 5,126 Views / 246 Replies  
OK, so we're a week in. I can't remember if I already posted about this, but I replaced the battery in my iPhone 4 last week and upgraded to 7 at almost the same time.

I really like the new look,...
Posted by finboy, on Sep 30, 2013 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't we have a "World socialism/progressives... 1,969 Views / 89 Replies  
Don't we have a "World socialism/progressives denial" thread yet?
Posted by finboy, on Sep 25, 2013 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I move one of these out of the doorway every... 1,347 Views / 39 Replies  
I move one of these out of the doorway every morning. Otherwise, she is just about mouth height and too small to be noticed until it's too late. The wife and kids have been made aware.

She's...
Posted by finboy, on Sep 25, 2013 at 07:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Golf claps. 1,969 Views / 89 Replies  
Golf claps.
Posted by finboy, on Sep 21, 2013 at 04:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The other thing (besides pizza) that they all had... 4,574 Views / 217 Replies  
The other thing (besides pizza) that they all had in common: they committed their crimes in "gun free zones." Except for Loughner I guess, but then I don't know if they have open carry in AZ.
Posted by finboy, on Sep 17, 2013 at 07:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd venture (and I have) that the researchers... 5,649 Views / 233 Replies  
I'd venture (and I have) that the researchers used a very narrow definition of religion. Confining the alternative position to atheism is limiting as well. For example, there are plenty of stupid...
Posted by finboy, on Sep 6, 2013 at 05:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Me too. Several. I've always thought her to... 6,280 Views / 315 Replies  
Me too. Several.

I've always thought her to be a pathetic, no-talent creation, but this was just disgusting.
Posted by finboy, on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: But... not paying them biases the system in favor... 1,066 Views / 45 Replies  
But... not paying them biases the system in favor of those whose mommies and daddies can afford to support them while they get a foothold in the profession, too.

Your point is the correct economic...
Posted by finboy, on Aug 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for posting this. I planned to use the... 9,703 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for posting this. I planned to use the Pismo to dump some floppies and I would have been stuck without these drivers.
Posted by finboy, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Poll: If the interns are getting college credit, then... 1,066 Views / 45 Replies  
If the interns are getting college credit, then they shouldn't be paid. Otherwise, it's between the employer and the interns. The market for a particular career should determine whether interns are...
Posted by finboy, on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They might work, but they'll be unusable. That's... 1,036 Views / 38 Replies  
They might work, but they'll be unusable. That's the trouble.

I keep sliding down the Win8 learning curve, and I still think it sucks. For collaboration, though, I'm pretty much stuck without a...
Posted by finboy, on Aug 19, 2013 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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