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The picture is of mine. The pictures of the other... 5,667 Views / 32 Replies  
The picture is of mine. The pictures of the other one are in the link, hosted by Reddit so I can't hotlink them here.
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Threw the thing into a Harbor Freight ripoff... 5,667 Views / 32 Replies  
Threw the thing into a Harbor Freight ripoff Pelican case. USB-C charging port out the back, two USB controller ports up front. Controller and cable can be stored in the case. Battery lasts for...
Posted by Laminar, on Yesterday at 11:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh man, I was trying to burn a DVD of someone's... 504,560 Views / 1,199 Replies  
Oh man, I was trying to burn a DVD of someone's wedding video a decade ago and kept getting bum burns, so I ended up buying three different spindles of DVD-RW+/-/x/y/z/lmnop discs before getting it...
Posted by Laminar, on Mar 2, 2021 at 09:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Watched the first one, it's a good time. I don't... 561 Views / 3 Replies  
Watched the first one, it's a good time. I don't think I've ever watched long-form improv before, it was really fun.
Posted by Laminar, on Mar 1, 2021 at 05:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's the part I quoted above - by "the most... 168,918 Views / 838 Replies  
It's the part I quoted above - by "the most vulnerable" I assume they meant old people or those with potential comorbidities.
Posted by Laminar, on Mar 1, 2021 at 12:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Woof. 168,918 Views / 838 Replies  
Woof.
Posted by Laminar, on Mar 1, 2021 at 11:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
30% of armed forces members are declining the... 168,918 Views / 838 Replies  
30% of armed forces members are declining the vaccine when it's made available to them.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Mar 1, 2021 at 10:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
WORSE. They fill up with IMPERIAL GALLONS which... 484,287 Views / 1,315 Replies  
WORSE. They fill up with IMPERIAL GALLONS which are different from US GALLONS. So a car in the UK gets 40 miles per "gallon" while the same car in the US gets 32 miles per "gallon" even though they...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 24, 2021 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Added to my list on Netflix. We rewatched Nate... 561 Views / 3 Replies  
Added to my list on Netflix. We rewatched Nate Bargatze's special The Tennessee Kid last night and just about died laughing. He also did a half hour special as part of Netflix's "The Standups" that...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 24, 2021 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We'll have to check them out. Since Peacock took... 561 Views / 3 Replies  
We'll have to check them out. Since Peacock took Parks and Rec to subscribers-only, we've needed a laugh somewhere.
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 23, 2021 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's awesome stuff. The local events here are... 484,287 Views / 1,315 Replies  
That's awesome stuff. The local events here are either tarmac or offroad, no mix. Though one of the dirt courses has areas that are so compacted that drivers were seeing improved times by switching...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 22, 2021 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, less money for less performance, that's... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
Yes, less money for less performance, that's generally how computers work.
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 19, 2021 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even a 2017 iMac absolutely crushes a single... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
Even a 2017 iMac absolutely crushes a single processor cMP. A DP X5690 will edge out the iMac's multiprocessor score, but the use case of an application being able to utilize all twelve physical...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 19, 2021 at 02:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have all four drive slots filled, plus the 5.25... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
I have all four drive slots filled, plus the 5.25 to 3.5 adapter in the lower optical slot, plus two external drives.
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 18, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a separate SSD and separate data drive for... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
I have a separate SSD and separate data drive for each OS.
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 17, 2021 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
lol - Run firmware update and pray it... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
lol

- Run firmware update and pray it doesn't brick
- Upgrade dual processors with takeoff units from eBay
- Cobble together 24GB of RAM from various sources
- Install SSD, hold in place with...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 16, 2021 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Please excuse the awful SYNC 2 interface. ... 142,736 Views / 421 Replies  
Please excuse the awful SYNC 2 interface.

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/img_7242-450x600.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 16, 2021 at 10:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The latest in Apple Silicon world. I'm running... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
The latest in Apple Silicon world. I'm running the trial of Crossover to see if I can get some Windows stuff working. Unfortunately I'm not able to create any 64-bit Windows bottles. They sit there...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 15, 2021 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When my iPhone auto-corrects a misspelled word to... 162,497 Views / 524 Replies  
When my iPhone auto-corrects a misspelled word to two words, when I backspace to try and get it to revert to my original word that wasn't actually misspelled, it doesn't offer to change it back to my...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 12, 2021 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally made it through episode 4, and now I see... 1,896 Views / 16 Replies  
Finally made it through episode 4, and now I see why we had to slog through the first few...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 12, 2021 at 09:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
3yo and I were out scooping yesterday, it was... 162,497 Views / 524 Replies  
3yo and I were out scooping yesterday, it was around -1. She got mad when I finished and told her it was time to go inside, she wanted to ride her scooter around some more. Wife was inside huddled on...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 8, 2021 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Installed Batman Arkham City and played a bit of... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
Installed Batman Arkham City and played a bit of that, it runs nicely.

Apple also included 3 months of Arcade, so I found a few fun-looking games there and downloaded them so the 8yo would have...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 8, 2021 at 09:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that's one of the forces driving me out of... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
Yeah, that's one of the forces driving me out of the cMP. I already had to hack it to get Catalina running, and I can't go back to the old Apple-supplied graphics card because it's no longer...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 5, 2021 at 10:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Krug... 1,459 Views / 24 Replies  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 4, 2021 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a 2012 i5 on Facebook locally for $125.... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
There's a 2012 i5 on Facebook locally for $125. Looks like I need at least 2014 for Big Sur compatibility, those go for around $260. I don't know if I could even get a good NAS box for $260.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 4, 2021 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/GM3GM299orc/maxresdefault.j... 861 Views / 5 Replies  
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/GM3GM299orc/maxresdefault.jpg
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 3, 2021 at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
M1 is officially snappy™. Getting files... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
M1 is officially snappy™.

Getting files transferred over from the Pro. Since I've always used Migration Assistant, I have stuff on here from 20 years ago on my Ruby iMac G3. Maybe it's time to let...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 3, 2021 at 02:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Stage 4 lung cancer I guess? 504,560 Views / 1,199 Replies  
Stage 4 lung cancer I guess?
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 2, 2021 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pick my Mini up last night. The shop had a cool... 1,369 Views / 18 Replies  
Pick my Mini up last night. The shop had a cool classic Mac setup, and the Mac Classic was running!

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/classicmacs-e1612272518354-800x600.jpeg
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Posted by Laminar, on Feb 2, 2021 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe having a full 12 cores makes a difference,... 1,369 Views / 18 Replies  
Maybe having a full 12 cores makes a difference, maybe it's my graphics card, but the thing winds up like a jet engine when the games get going. And absolutely nothing about the power consumption of...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 1, 2021 at 04:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Haven't caught up on Wandavision yet, but we did... 1,896 Views / 16 Replies  
Haven't caught up on Wandavision yet, but we did get a jump on Marvel Monday and watched Ragnarok last night. I think it's my favorite of the whole series by far, except for maybe Endgame.

And the...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 1, 2021 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And the new Silicon Mini crushes even a fully... 1,369 Views / 18 Replies  
And the new Silicon Mini crushes even a fully decked out cMP in both single and multi-core scores. The only limitation of the current Mini is if you're regularly working with mutli-gigabyte files...
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 1, 2021 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you tried toggling your hardware ringer mute... 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
Have you tried toggling your hardware ringer mute switch? My phone is always on silent, but I've found that switching the ringer on can sometimes allow sounds from certain apps/sources.
Posted by Laminar, on Feb 1, 2021 at 12:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah same, but that was over 4 years ago, it's... 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
Yeah same, but that was over 4 years ago, it's all gone now.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 29, 2021 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Someone else in that thread mentioned they... 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
Someone else in that thread mentioned they weren't getting it, so maybe A/B. I'm already on Apollo now so I won't notice if it goes away.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 29, 2021 at 03:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Found it. ... 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
Found it.

https://www.reddit.com/r/redditmobile/comments/l76qbj/ios2021030_please_remove_this_even_trying_to/

TIme to get Apollo.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 29, 2021 at 09:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsdow 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
:thumbsdow
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 28, 2021 at 11:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh no. Oh no. Now when you click the comments... 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
Oh no. Oh no. Now when you click the comments button, it does not bring up comments, it just brings up that stupid video page. It may be only for gifs where linked videos still act normally. This is...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 28, 2021 at 09:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Reddit's r/WallStreetBets subreddit saw major... 1,459 Views / 24 Replies  
Reddit's r/WallStreetBets subreddit saw major investment firms shorting the stock so they all started buying it up to drive the price up and cost the investment firms billions.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's my latest pet peeve. They messed with... 4,034 Views / 54 Replies  
Here's my latest pet peeve. They messed with videos. It used to be that I could tap a video and the scrubber would pop up so I could rewind and watch it from the beginning. Now when you tap a video...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 26, 2021 at 02:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thinking about ditching D+? We got it to watch... 1,896 Views / 16 Replies  
Thinking about ditching D+? We got it to watch Mandalorian 1, then the pandemic hit and my poor youngest kid has had more screen time than her brother EVER got when he was her age.

We're still...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love directional wheels. 484,287 Views / 1,315 Replies  
I love directional wheels.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 22, 2021 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The most BORING of all shocks!! 484,287 Views / 1,315 Replies  
The most BORING of all shocks!!
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 22, 2021 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Laminar family Covid update. Daughter got exposed... 168,918 Views / 838 Replies  
Laminar family Covid update. Daughter got exposed at her daycare AGAIN two weeks ago. Had to quarantine for two weeks AGAIN since we never got a positive test for her and we can't prove she had it....
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 22, 2021 at 10:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Continuing to tinker with the truck. Taillights... 484,287 Views / 1,315 Replies  
Continuing to tinker with the truck. Taillights were in bad shape, one was cracked, the other was missing the lens completely. Got a new set for Christmas.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 22, 2021 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We made it through the first two episodes and it... 1,896 Views / 16 Replies  
We made it through the first two episodes and it felt like drudgery in hopes that they are actually going to go somewhere with it. Are they actually going to go somewhere with it? I hate spoilers,...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 20, 2021 at 08:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
LOL Where have you been the last 20 years?... 32,176 Views / 542 Replies  
LOL

Where have you been the last 20 years? This is literally Rob's entire schtick. And when called out on it, he whines and whines about how oppressed he is and then goes right back to doing it....
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 16, 2021 at 03:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Careful, you'll summon besson. 2,216 Views / 14 Replies  
Careful, you'll summon besson.
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 16, 2021 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wants: - Strong military - Strong traditions ... 32,176 Views / 542 Replies  
Wants:
- Strong military
- Strong traditions
- Strong borders
- Strong business

Doesn't want:
- Overt racism (keep it under the surface like always, please)
- "Free stuff" for lazy people...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 13, 2021 at 05:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you asking if it's technically possible, or... 13,458 Views / 172 Replies  
Are you asking if it's technically possible, or if I'm okay with doing it that way?

I think the answer to both questions is yes. The iTunes library serves basically no purpose at this point with...
Posted by Laminar, on Jan 13, 2021 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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