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If it is mounted absolutely vertically, then... 197,047 Views / 1,034 Replies  
If it is mounted absolutely vertically, then sure. And CarPlay would make it not work, but if you need to guess because the car isn’t moving, it is as good a guess as any. It will ignore the compass...
Posted by P, on Yesterday at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhones have a compass, and at least Apple Maps... 197,047 Views / 1,034 Replies  
iPhones have a compass, and at least Apple Maps does use it to figure out which way you’re looking. It then assumes that you’re facing the windscreen.
Posted by P, on Feb 26, 2020 at 05:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got one a while back intending to make a magic... 1,318 Views / 5 Replies  
Got one a while back intending to make a magic mirror, but I got bored.
Posted by P, on Jan 6, 2020 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am honestly wondering if Corbyn isn’t in... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
I am honestly wondering if Corbyn isn’t in Putin’s pocket. There is no way that you could run a campaign like that an expect to have any chance of winning.

No, people didn’t switch from Labour to...
Posted by P, on Dec 17, 2019 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Please note that Extended support for Win 7 ends... 4,664 Views / 5 Replies  
Please note that Extended support for Win 7 ends on January 14th.
Posted by P, on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:29 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Right-click the volume icon in the taskbar, and... 4,664 Views / 5 Replies  
Right-click the volume icon in the taskbar, and select Sound settings. It is the top option. While you're there, right-click that volume icon again and select Volume Mixer, to make sure that one of...
Posted by P, on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:27 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The "magic roundabout". The English love their... 7,021 Views / 81 Replies  
The "magic roundabout". The English love their roundabouts, but this one apparently has them split - traffic moves too slowly to cause any accidents, but throughput is poor:
...
Posted by P, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you considered a USB Wifi dongle to tide you... 42,463 Views / 230 Replies  
Have you considered a USB Wifi dongle to tide you over?
Posted by P, on Nov 19, 2019 at 07:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The downside is that the SD-card reader takes up... 42,463 Views / 230 Replies  
The downside is that the SD-card reader takes up space in the MBP, and it is a feature that is used by a shrinking minority (=people who use DSLRs). I get that you need to have an adapter around, but...
Posted by P, on Nov 14, 2019 at 05:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is a lost cause by now. RAM is soldered... 42,463 Views / 230 Replies  
This is a lost cause by now. RAM is soldered because Apple want sto use LPDDR, which doesn't have DIMMS. This specific model has regular DDR, but that is because Intel's support for LPDDR4 is delayed...
Posted by P, on Nov 14, 2019 at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
0.6" larger display, mostly the same CPU, new... 42,463 Views / 230 Replies  
0.6" larger display, mostly the same CPU, new Navi GPUs, new keyboard, higher RAM ceiling (64GB), physical Esc. Seems they made all the right changes.

But can someone explain this thing about the...
Posted by P, on Nov 13, 2019 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It is common in businesses where all the value in... 46,494 Views / 353 Replies  
It is common in businesses where all the value in the business is in the skill of the employees. You want to keep those employees any way you can, so you make them partners, put their name on the...
Posted by P, on Nov 13, 2019 at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I know, but that’s just turning it off for one... 25,563 Views / 102 Replies  
I know, but that’s just turning it off for one app (and it seems likely to go away down the line anyway, from comments Apple made). If I today get a warning that “this app won’t run because it isn’t...
Posted by P, on Nov 12, 2019 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Supposedly there is an SE2 in the iPhone 8... 25,563 Views / 102 Replies  
Supposedly there is an SE2 in the iPhone 8 format, possibly called iPhone 9. And I suppose that that can tide us over, but I don’t see what is on the other side that it tides us over to. There are...
Posted by P, on Nov 12, 2019 at 01:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For the first time since the dark days of the... 25,563 Views / 102 Replies  
For the first time since the dark days of the nineties, I am honestly reconsidering my purchase of Apple products.


MacOS gets worse and not better with every revision. I'm on Sierra which is...
Posted by P, on Nov 12, 2019 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is why this election is super dangerous for... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
This is why this election is super dangerous for everyone involved. The disaster for Labour isn't if the Tories win, it is if they're passed by LibDems. The disaster for Tories isn't if they lose to...
Posted by P, on Oct 31, 2019 at 09:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
FPTP elections are notoriously hard to predict... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
FPTP elections are notoriously hard to predict when there are three or more parties of decent size competing for votes. LibDems may feel that they have the only consistent remain platform, don’t look...
Posted by P, on Oct 29, 2019 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The EU has approved the extension until January... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
The EU has approved the extension until January 31st, with the possibility to leave on December 31st or November 30th if the withdrawal agreement is approved by parliament.
Posted by P, on Oct 28, 2019 at 07:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have to say that I’m losing track - and I... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
I have to say that I’m losing track - and I actually need to keep an eye on this mess for my job (I now work in purchasing quality, and I have suppliers in the UK, one in particular that I visit...
Posted by P, on Oct 27, 2019 at 09:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
"May you live in interesting times." I don't... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
"May you live in interesting times."

I don't think Labour will win any elections as long as Corbyn is their candidate for PM, but a coalition is possible.
Posted by P, on Oct 23, 2019 at 09:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is probably illegal for the EU to flat-out... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
It is probably illegal for the EU to flat-out deny a proper request. During the lawsuits over Brexit around a year ago, the judgement makes reference to the fact that a member state can only leave...
Posted by P, on Oct 22, 2019 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The shenanigans continue. BoJo got a new deal,... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
The shenanigans continue. BoJo got a new deal, which was essentially what the EU offered on day one, and tried to get parliament to vote on it. Parliament decided to vote on the laws required to...
Posted by P, on Oct 20, 2019 at 05:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I expect that the actual speaker is shot, then. ... 46,494 Views / 353 Replies  
I expect that the actual speaker is shot, then.

When I said headphones, I mean something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-ANC40BT-QuietPoint-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones/
...
Posted by P, on Oct 20, 2019 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thorz: Does the phone work with a handsfree... 46,494 Views / 353 Replies  
Thorz: Does the phone work with a handsfree connected? Is there a difference between when you use Bluetooth or a headphone port? Because you can get Bluetooth headphones with a microphone from Amazon...
Posted by P, on Oct 18, 2019 at 06:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
All the podcasts seem to think that Catalina is... 2,240 Views / 1 Replies  
All the podcasts seem to think that Catalina is utterly broken still, and was even more broken during beta, so it will probably be a while.
Posted by P, on Oct 18, 2019 at 05:56 AM, in Gaming
Note that if you don't have a USB-C port, the... 6,552 Views / 22 Replies  
Note that if you don't have a USB-C port, the HDMI port does not support 4K @ 60 Hz. 4K @ 30HZ is not an acceptable substitute, so in practice you're limited to 2560*1440.



This isn't so much...
Posted by P, on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
USB 3 docks use something called DIsplayLink to... 6,552 Views / 22 Replies  
USB 3 docks use something called DIsplayLink to compress the video signal over USB. This works fine in the common case, but has caveats - it is unusable for gaming, sometimes you get weird lag issues...
Posted by P, on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for an extremely late response on this,... 6,552 Views / 22 Replies  
Sorry for an extremely late response on this, but:

* External display. Get yourself a 4K 24" or 27" and run it in Retina mode. If it is a 27", it will be slightly zoomed in compared to what Apple...
Posted by P, on Sep 30, 2019 at 06:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In addition to that feature, there is a chain... 84,233 Views / 525 Replies  
In addition to that feature, there is a chain break - effectively a handbrake for the chain. If you set that, the chain will not move no matter what else you do.

But I don’t get the situation...
Posted by P, on Sep 25, 2019 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly. Mine is slightly fancier (it has a... 197,047 Views / 1,034 Replies  
Exactly. Mine is slightly fancier (it has a color-shifting penguin that tells when it is time to recharge) but it seems to work the same.
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Supreme Court has found that the PM's advice... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
The Supreme Court has found that the PM's advice to the Queen when proroguing parliament was unlawful, and has vacated that decision. The Speaker has advised MPs that business resumes tomorrow.
...
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Get something that absorbs water. I have a bag... 197,047 Views / 1,034 Replies  
Get something that absorbs water. I have a bag that you recharge in the microwave every so often.
Posted by P, on Sep 23, 2019 at 12:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Then you can’t, I believe. 3,538 Views / 1 Replies  
Then you can’t, I believe.
Posted by P, on Sep 22, 2019 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There must be some difference between the seats,... 197,047 Views / 1,034 Replies  
There must be some difference between the seats, then, because in Sweden it is standard to turn kids around when they’re age 4 or so.

I’m actually not a big fan of car seats for larger children....
Posted by P, on Sep 10, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please reconsider when it comes to the youngest.... 197,047 Views / 1,034 Replies  
Please reconsider when it comes to the youngest. Age 1 is much too soon to move to a front facing car seat. I have worked with car seats for years and seen crash test videos - that is not safe. Even...
Posted by P, on Sep 9, 2019 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With regards to referendums: the country that has... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
With regards to referendums: the country that has the world record for referendums, Switzerland, has a very simple system for how to ask. They ask yes and no questions, as many as are needed. In this...
Posted by P, on Sep 9, 2019 at 08:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Those images of her in the House of Commons... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
Those images of her in the House of Commons smiling at the spectacle are probably the best part of this entire sh*tstorm.
Posted by P, on Sep 5, 2019 at 07:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a long piece I was going to write here, but... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
I had a long piece I was going to write here, but let's do it another way: What would you like the withdrawal agreement to look like - specifically with regards to the Northern Ireland border...
Posted by P, on Sep 5, 2019 at 04:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So what happens if the opposition, on October... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
So what happens if the opposition, on October 30th or whatever, forces a vote on the Withdrawal Agreement as it stands and passes it?
Posted by P, on Sep 3, 2019 at 04:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not that it really needs anything more added, but... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
Not that it really needs anything more added, but Leave campaign also indicated that there would be a second vote on the Withdrawal Agreement:
...
Posted by P, on Sep 1, 2019 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is the part that always amuses me. The... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
This is the part that always amuses me.

The Queen can bomb Iran. She is Head of State and Commander in Chief, and can tell the army to do what she wants. By 300 years of precedent, she doesn’t do...
Posted by P, on Aug 30, 2019 at 01:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I really think that it is only a matter of time... 9,975 Views / 113 Replies  
I really think that it is only a matter of time before the UK crashes out.

Boris seems to not realize that a person who has spent his entire career lying about the EU is not going to get a better...
Posted by P, on Aug 29, 2019 at 08:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I keep hoping for Apple to drop some AppleTV... 6,248 Views / 32 Replies  
I keep hoping for Apple to drop some AppleTV prices, because I need an upgrade as well, but so far no luck.
Posted by P, on Aug 26, 2019 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Serenity is written like the last five or so... 33,248 Views / 300 Replies  
Serenity is written like the last five or so episodes of a season. Joss has said that he would not have killed Wash if it were an ongoing series, but other than that, it would have happened as it...
Posted by P, on Aug 11, 2019 at 05:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Syndication is, these days, 80-88 episodes or so... 33,248 Views / 300 Replies  
Syndication is, these days, 80-88 episodes or so - meaning 4 seasons of 20+ episodes. Lucifer has had shorter seasons, and anyway if Netflix has bought it, they’re not interested in more syndication...
Posted by P, on Aug 8, 2019 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you played XCOM? If you haven’t, it’s about... 1,188 Views / 5 Replies  
Have you played XCOM? If you haven’t, it’s about a force fighting back against an alien invasion, receiving money from various governments around the world. If you don’t respond to threats against a...
Posted by P, on Jul 23, 2019 at 12:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In principle I agree, but with the current design... 8,426 Views / 44 Replies  
In principle I agree, but with the current design of using the T2 chip as the controller, that doesn't really make sense anymore. You can connect external drives that are just as fast as the internal...
Posted by P, on Jul 10, 2019 at 04:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
G2A, for those who do not know, is a... 251,704 Views / 1,143 Replies  
G2A, for those who do not know, is a "marketplace" for selling second hand game keys. These are not used, per se, because the keys are one use, but they are re-sold. This used to have some legitimate...
Posted by P, on Jul 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know how Apple handles a failing SSD in a... 8,426 Views / 44 Replies  
I don’t know how Apple handles a failing SSD in a Fusion Drive. The fact that it isn’t a cache but an extension, and that some flash drives don’t work to read from when the write cycles are gone,...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2019 at 05:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, 2.4PB is in line with what a good quality... 8,426 Views / 44 Replies  
Also, 2.4PB is in line with what a good quality SSD can survive. This test is legendary, even if it gets a bit old by now:
...
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2019 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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