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Ditto that. Made me fall in love with Apple all... 1,861 Views / 115 Replies  
Ditto that. Made me fall in love with Apple all over again, but damn was it lacking any kick in its step. :lol: Glad to be on the IntelBooks now.
Posted by Sage, on Sep 28, 2010 at 08:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Genetic engineering has saved billions of lives... 1,051 Views / 77 Replies  
Genetic engineering has saved billions of lives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug).

How “natural” something is doesn’t matter. If nature had its way we’d all die before age 25 because...
Posted by Sage, on Sep 26, 2010 at 11:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Um, is searching for People on Ping broken for... 3,616 Views / 70 Replies  
Um, is searching for People on Ping broken for everybody else too? It seems to only be returning a tiny subset of results that it used to. I can’t find people who I know are on Ping, and even...
Posted by Sage, on Sep 7, 2010 at 01:54 AM, in Applications
I really love this intro to P&T’s BS show on... 1,340 Views / 62 Replies  
I really love this intro to P&T’s BS show on vaccines:

YouTube - Penn and Teller on Vaccinations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfdZTZQvuCo) (language NSFW)
Posted by Sage, on Aug 25, 2010 at 06:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a FB photo album specifically for pictures... 367 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a FB photo album specifically for pictures that I’ve taken and edited only on my iPhone (I don’t allow myself any desktop post-processing). Here are my two favorites (purely coincidental that...
Posted by Sage, on Aug 8, 2010 at 11:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I quite like the new DW opening… first time I saw... 722 Views / 25 Replies  
I quite like the new DW opening… first time I saw it I wasn’t sure about it at all, but it’s really grown on me. I absolutely love how near the end they take the logo TARDIS and rotate it to turn it...
Posted by Sage, on Jul 19, 2010 at 01:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I watched the first three seasons. Starting... 860 Views / 29 Replies  
I watched the first three seasons. Starting watching the fourth season, and gave up on it a couple weeks ago – just couldn’t be bothered.
Posted by Sage, on Jul 16, 2010 at 04:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I manage to not make anti-semetic remarks and not... 960 Views / 45 Replies  
I manage to not make anti-semetic remarks and not threaten to hit women when I’m very drunk.
Posted by Sage, on Jul 14, 2010 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Family plan can lower that even more. I have the... 2,022 Views / 4 Replies  
Family plan can lower that even more. I have the cheapest plan + unlimited texting, which comes out to ~$32/month (albeit with a student discount, which only reduces my bill by like 5%).
Posted by Sage, on Jun 28, 2010 at 11:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
^-- I think a lot of people forget this point. I... 4,086 Views / 155 Replies  
^-- I think a lot of people forget this point. I know personally I’ve mostly stuck to single-clicking the home button because it’s easier and it allows me to maintain spatial orientation of my apps...
Posted by Sage, on Jun 25, 2010 at 01:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I can replicate this on my 3GS – here I normally... 16,278 Views / 677 Replies  
I can replicate this on my 3GS – here I normally get 5 bars, but if I grip it tightly at the bottom it goes down to 1 bar. Thing is, I’ve had it for a year and never noticed until now (probably in...
Posted by Sage, on Jun 25, 2010 at 01:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ran a half marathon a few years ago, and... 1,102 Views / 54 Replies  
Ran a half marathon a few years ago, and accidentally ran a half marathon during training about a month ago (didn't realize how long I'd run until afterwards when I plotted it on Gmaps-Pedometer).
Posted by Sage, on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone has always had higher ppi than iPad (~160... 3,771 Views / 32 Replies  
iPhone has always had higher ppi than iPad (~160 versus ~130). The "need" for higher ppi is proportional to how far away you are from the screen – you usually hold a phone closer to your face, thus...
Posted by Sage, on Jun 7, 2010 at 09:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The FB app is kind of weird though, because it... 3,820 Views / 10 Replies  
The FB app is kind of weird though, because it omits any Wall activity that isn't an actual post, and the Info tab is incomplete.


Yeah, that drove me crazy the first time I had to do it.
Posted by Sage, on Jun 7, 2010 at 12:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, was thinking the same thing – the whole... 8,361 Views / 190 Replies  
Yeah, was thinking the same thing – the whole episode felt a bit “forced”.
Posted by Sage, on May 9, 2010 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: And I’m in that weird third camp that says Who... 5,079 Views / 318 Replies  
And I’m in that weird third camp that says Who cares who comes into our country, as long as they’re not known criminals? The laws surrounding immigration and residency are mostly silly (my mother had...
Posted by Sage, on Apr 26, 2010 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think it's a coincidence that episode 3... 8,361 Views / 190 Replies  
I don't think it's a coincidence that episode 3 is the only non-Moffat episode so far. Episode 4 was EPIC.
Posted by Sage, on Apr 26, 2010 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Um, it was Comedy Central who censored the... 2,352 Views / 120 Replies  
Um, it was Comedy Central who censored the episode, not Trey and Matt.
Posted by Sage, on Apr 22, 2010 at 06:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Is there any way to make multitouch work as it... 886 Views / 28 Replies  
Is there any way to make multitouch work as it should? I can’t login to a site because it won’t let me zoom in enough to actually click a checkbox – if I try to zoom in more it just does the same as...
Posted by Sage, on Apr 13, 2010 at 02:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Eukaryotes aren’t necessarily multicellular. And... 880 Views / 24 Replies  
Eukaryotes aren’t necessarily multicellular. And no, it’s not the first anaerobic eukaryote – certain yeasts, for example, are eukaryotic and can survive without oxygen.
Posted by Sage, on Apr 8, 2010 at 04:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. Moffat sure knows how to deliver. 8,361 Views / 190 Replies  
Wow. Moffat sure knows how to deliver.
Posted by Sage, on Apr 3, 2010 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s very good. The steering is a bit fussy at... 932 Views / 5 Replies  
It’s very good. The steering is a bit fussy at best, but otherwise they’ve done an excellent job of porting it.
Posted by Sage, on Feb 2, 2010 at 03:13 PM, in Gaming
Courtesy of John Gruber: Fraser Speirs -... 2,060 Views / 70 Replies  
Courtesy of John Gruber:

Fraser Speirs - Blog - FutureShock (http://speirs.org/blog/2010/1/29/future-shock.html)
stevenf.com - I need to talk to you about computers. I’ve been......
Posted by Sage, on Feb 1, 2010 at 02:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I tried several sets of rechargeables with my old... 2,286 Views / 12 Replies  
I tried several sets of rechargeables with my old wireless keyboard and mouse, and they all started to fail at holding any charge after about a year.

Anyway, I also get about a month out of my...
Posted by Sage, on Jan 31, 2010 at 08:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wasn’t considering buying it at all until I... 5,326 Views / 190 Replies  
I wasn’t considering buying it at all until I realized that installing Jaadu VNC on it could really oomph its potential – not that that’s the primary way I’d use it, but for the occasional “Oh crap...
Posted by Sage, on Jan 27, 2010 at 05:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Also not SciFi, but I think appeals to SciFi... 1,952 Views / 71 Replies  
Also not SciFi, but I think appeals to SciFi types: The Mentalist. Season 2 has been particularly good so far.

Speaking of Doctor Who, I don’t want Tennant to die! :( Although I’m really looking...
Posted by Sage, on Dec 25, 2009 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
~$10 for internet (I live in an apartment with... 1,195 Views / 53 Replies  
~$10 for internet (I live in an apartment with four other people)
~$60 for iPhone with unlimited texting (I have a family plan with friends)
No TV, no landline.
Posted by Sage, on Dec 24, 2009 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
^— Glims can do that. 2,836 Views / 5 Replies  
^— Glims can do that.
Posted by Sage, on Dec 20, 2009 at 07:04 PM, in Applications
Usually my iPhone gives me the new mail alert... 1,181 Views / 18 Replies  
Usually my iPhone gives me the new mail alert noise about 30 seconds before my desktop Mail.app does.
Posted by Sage, on Oct 7, 2009 at 02:58 PM, in Applications
So every time an important straight character... 959 Views / 21 Replies  
So every time an important straight character dies, that should be considered heterophobia? If Torchwood of all things is considered a homophobic show, then what show isn’t? Jesus.

ThinkInsane:...
Posted by Sage, on Jul 17, 2009 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve always liked Doctor Who a lot more than... 959 Views / 21 Replies  
I’ve always liked Doctor Who a lot more than Torchwood, but I have to say that Children of Earth is quite good (aside from a few niggles and plot holes), and more intense than I thought it’d be.
Posted by Sage, on Jul 10, 2009 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m also a contract worker. There’s a certain... 714 Views / 47 Replies  
I’m also a contract worker. There’s a certain threshold below wish you don’t have to make quarterly payments – I don’t know what it is (I’m hugely lazy and so I let TurboTax do everything for me,...
Posted by Sage, on Jun 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, actually, yes. ;) Grey hair may be... 567 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, actually, yes. ;) Grey hair may be protecting us from cancer - health - 21 June 2009 - New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227135.000)
Posted by Sage, on Jun 25, 2009 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ditto. 8,361 Views / 190 Replies  
Ditto.
Posted by Sage, on May 29, 2009 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
James May did a bit about it some years ago: ... 974 Views / 41 Replies  
James May did a bit about it some years ago:

YouTube - Aston Martin Lagonda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osrks1t-5a4)
Posted by Sage, on May 21, 2009 at 01:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Safari not loading Google CSS 332 Views / 1 Replies  
Okay, this is… bizarre…

Safari won’t load Google’s CSS for any results page – I get unstyled text (Javascript still working though, and the Google homepage and Gmail are both fine). Everything...
Posted by Sage, on May 13, 2009 at 11:57 PM, in Applications
With YouTube, you can use this favelet to get... 882 Views / 5 Replies  
With YouTube, you can use this favelet to get quick access to the mp4 file:
...
Posted by Sage, on Mar 10, 2009 at 03:15 AM, in Applications
Ah, so that’s the trick (I was trying every other... 14,500 Views / 403 Replies  
Ah, so that’s the trick (I was trying every other method of dragging into the Top Sites) – thanks!
Posted by Sage, on Feb 24, 2009 at 03:59 PM, in Applications
I can’t get Top Sites to add one of my sites… I... 14,500 Views / 403 Replies  
I can’t get Top Sites to add one of my sites… I tried loading that site like 30 times, and it still won’t show up. Is there any way to manually add a URL to Top Sites?
Posted by Sage, on Feb 24, 2009 at 02:11 PM, in Applications
I believe those were Bush Sr.’s words, not Bush... 555 Views / 39 Replies  
I believe those were Bush Sr.’s words, not Bush Jr.
Posted by Sage, on Jan 21, 2009 at 02:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
^---- What he said – that’s the only way you’ll... 3,221 Views / 19 Replies  
^---- What he said – that’s the only way you’ll know for sure what kind of bandwidth you need. If you want something a little more subtle in design, I recommend MenuMeters...
Posted by Sage, on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:41 PM, in Networking
To the OP: I think they meant Chocolate Salty... 1,094 Views / 54 Replies  
To the OP: I think they meant Chocolate Salty Balls. It’s a South Park reference.

Right now I see a network called OrgyTown, and another called WaterBear (i.e., Tardigrade...
Posted by Sage, on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bluetooth:... 233 Views / 3 Replies  
Bluetooth: http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/8928/
Wired: http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/7830/?cpg=ab
Posted by Sage, on Dec 10, 2008 at 03:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Probably won’t really matter anyway… my Gmail... 575 Views / 32 Replies  
Probably won’t really matter anyway… my Gmail address is made up of my first and last name, which happens to be a very very rare combination, and I’ve never ever posted it online, and yet I still get...
Posted by Sage, on Dec 7, 2008 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you’re watching Fox content, I’ve noticed that... 1,258 Views / 41 Replies  
If you’re watching Fox content, I’ve noticed that the embedded player on Fox’s website uses less CPU than Hulu’s, even though it has almost exactly the same interface. Makes for a quieter viewing...
Posted by Sage, on Dec 5, 2008 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that really your house? Your interior design... 1,165 Views / 50 Replies  
Is that really your house? Your interior design looks amazing.
Posted by Sage, on Nov 22, 2008 at 01:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Mine normally uses <1% CPU. However, if I leave... 1,194 Views / 3 Replies  
Mine normally uses <1% CPU. However, if I leave it selected for a while on a message that has a Word/Excel/PPT attachment in it, it’ll jump to 50% or higher. (Sometimes it’ll completely take over all...
Posted by Sage, on Nov 12, 2008 at 01:59 AM, in Mac OS X
0. I’m a Libertarian. 489 Views / 24 Replies  
0. I’m a Libertarian.
Posted by Sage, on Nov 10, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The single worst burger I’ve ever had in my life... 1,065 Views / 72 Replies  
The single worst burger I’ve ever had in my life was at TGI Friday’s – I would have been much, much happier with a few $1 burgers from Mickey D’s.
Posted by Sage, on Nov 9, 2008 at 03:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From running a similarly-sized forum, I can say... 595 Views / 19 Replies  
From running a similarly-sized forum, I can say that approving every new member’s post would be a huge task. What we do is when a new member posts, their first post gets analyzed by a spam filter,...
Posted by Sage, on Nov 8, 2008 at 02:20 AM, in Feedback
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