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好了,廢話。 64 Views / 2 Replies  
好了,廢話。
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM, in Tech News
Well, then I'm glad I'm not a woman (or dress as... 67 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, then I'm glad I'm not a woman (or dress as one very often). Why? Women often wear watches loosely, as more of a bangle or bracelet than tightly against the skin. Having to enter a PIN each time...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:46 AM, in Tech News
How very sad that print is dying. I fondly... 98 Views / 8 Replies  
How very sad that print is dying. I fondly remember poring over every new issue multiple times. Then the ads decreased. Then the content started lessening. As the Internet gained in popularity, print...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:08 PM, in Mac News
It's not the size or the speed, but how you use... 66 Views / 4 Replies  
It's not the size or the speed, but how you use it and what you do with it.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:38 AM, in Tech News
*facepalm* So, Apple found out in a report... 77 Views / 2 Replies  
*facepalm*

So, Apple found out in a report that they're too white and too male. This scholarship should fix it. Sigh. What's next? Having a lottery to see who has to "change lanes?" I can see it...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 2, 2014 at 05:18 PM, in Mac News
I am an example of a customer that was in an area... 345 Views / 8 Replies  
I am an example of a customer that was in an area where the local broadband suppliers wouldn't even talk to me. I was "too far outside the normal service area." Translation - I was too expensive to...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Sep 2, 2014 at 05:11 PM, in Tech News
Now THIS would make me like USB connectors a bit... 88 Views / 2 Replies  
Now THIS would make me like USB connectors a bit more - a connector that even *I* couldn't screw up.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Aug 18, 2014 at 01:17 PM, in Tech News
Nope. I meant symmetrical. A rectangular... 217 Views / 7 Replies  
Nope. I meant symmetrical. A rectangular connector that will - kinda - fit in either way. Yes, it will only go in *all* the way in one orientation. Finding that orientation when you can't see the...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Aug 13, 2014 at 04:41 PM, in Tech News
Symmetrical again?! Sigh. Don't know how many... 217 Views / 7 Replies  
Symmetrical again?! Sigh. Don't know how many times I blindly insert a USB cable one way, it doesn't work so I flip it. That doesn't work, so I flip it again . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Aug 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM, in Tech News
The main people that have issues with virtual... 459 Views / 12 Replies  
The main people that have issues with virtual keyboards are the adults. Children, who have grown up in the smartphone era, are quite used to "typing" on a virtual keyboard. As it is the adults making...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Aug 7, 2014 at 08:07 AM, in Tech News
Facebook, I'm not confused! Leave it the hell... 113 Views / 3 Replies  
Facebook, I'm not confused! Leave it the hell alone.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 29, 2014 at 11:28 AM, in Mac News
Well, at least all the porn ads on the sides will... 90 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, at least all the porn ads on the sides will be really tiny now. Who am I kidding, they'll probably be inline. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM, in Tech News
Nope. They're doomed, beleaguered, kaput. They... 76 Views / 2 Replies  
Nope. They're doomed, beleaguered, kaput. They actually had a drop in iPad sales, showing that the company is yet again on a downward spiral o' death.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 22, 2014 at 09:45 PM, in Tech News
Phew! Finally, I won't have to worry about... 59 Views / 1 Replies  
Phew! Finally, I won't have to worry about binge-watching My Little Pony and having it show up in Recently Viewed. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM, in Tech News
No War Necessary 3,195 Views / 135 Replies  
No war necessary. My only thought is your use of the word "solution" - implying that backup is a singular event - is lacking. I tell people that the number of backups they have should be directly...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:45 PM, in Applications
*cough*getacover*cough* 522 Views / 7 Replies  
*cough*getacover*cough*
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 14, 2014 at 01:57 PM, in Tech News
The amount of conformity marks and declarations... 102 Views / 4 Replies  
The amount of conformity marks and declarations is only going to increase. Many countries are saying "Me too!" to these marks. Battery marks are getting popular. Wireless homologation marks are...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 14, 2014 at 09:24 AM, in Tech News
Oh, and I had to laugh at the whole ". . .verify... 81 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, and I had to laugh at the whole ". . .verify the integrity and qualifications of the drivers or vehicles" quote. Have you ever been in a New York Cab? Have you ridden with one of the "qualified"...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM, in Tech News
Wow. Strong-arm tactics to keep a sub-standard... 81 Views / 3 Replies  
Wow. Strong-arm tactics to keep a sub-standard monopoly going? How very "New York" of you!
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM, in Tech News
Gee, a flatter UI. Remarkable! Innovative! How... 97 Views / 4 Replies  
Gee, a flatter UI. Remarkable! Innovative! How does Google do it?!

What? iOS 7 did it first a few months ago? . . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 25, 2014 at 03:22 PM, in Tech News
iTunes Serving 852 Views / 7 Replies  
Most NAS devices like Iomega/LenovoEMC, Synology, WD, etc. use either Twonky or an open-source variant of mt-daapd like Firefly. The problem? Twonky is more of a media server than a transcoder...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 20, 2014 at 01:19 PM, in Applications
. . . but he *did* have a job for life - for the... 122 Views / 5 Replies  
. . . but he *did* have a job for life - for the life of Steve Jobs. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 21, 2014 at 03:22 PM, in Mac News
Wow! Three whole years?! How . . . . generous . .... 90 Views / 4 Replies  
Wow! Three whole years?! How . . . . generous . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 20, 2014 at 02:02 PM, in Tech News
Screed? I think you mean "screed" and not... 104 Views / 4 Replies  
Screed? I think you mean "screed" and not "screen."

That said, these are some pretty damning accusations.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 1, 2014 at 03:10 PM, in Tech News
Actually, I think this captures him much better: ... 411 Views / 7 Replies  
Actually, I think this captures him much better:
http://nyobetabeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/5253064_orig.jpg
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:52 AM, in Mac News
Wow, I must not understand art at all. That is... 411 Views / 7 Replies  
Wow, I must not understand art at all. That is hideously ugly, and does't capture much of anything about Steve Jobs. Oh, wait - there's a 1 and a 0. Yeah. The "language of computers." OK, I feel much...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM, in Mac News
Gazoobie - look closer. I have fans everywhere in... 1,161 Views / 12 Replies  
Gazoobie - look closer. I have fans everywhere in my 8-core Mac Pro.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Feb 1, 2014 at 04:50 PM, in Tech News
. . . and we all know how accurate analysts are .... 147 Views / 5 Replies  
. . . and we all know how accurate analysts are . . .

:cue crickets:
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM, in Tech News
Wow, how . . . . shocking. 126 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow, how . . . . shocking.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 22, 2014 at 03:55 PM, in Tech News
The dude needs to fall on his sword . . . er,... 338 Views / 6 Replies  
The dude needs to fall on his sword . . . er, shovel.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM, in Mac News
". . . needs to have physical access to the phone... 111 Views / 1 Replies  
". . . needs to have physical access to the phone . . ."

OK, someone has access to my phone, and they've managed to crack my fingerprint or PIN code and they now have access to all of my...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM, in Tech News
So wait - does this mean that if something sounds... 150 Views / 5 Replies  
So wait - does this mean that if something sounds too good to be true . . .

:)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jan 3, 2014 at 03:18 PM, in Mac News
Well, that outdoes my rack of 24 triple-boot Mac... 343 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, that outdoes my rack of 24 triple-boot Mac minis that I use as an automated test rack.

:)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM, in Tech News
Yikes! I guess I'll hang onto my 8-core Mac Pro... 1,206 Views / 19 Replies  
Yikes! I guess I'll hang onto my 8-core Mac Pro for Final Cut Pro editing a bit longer . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 22, 2013 at 03:03 PM, in Tech News
Agree with Chas. Bigger is not always better. I'm... 1,111 Views / 17 Replies  
Agree with Chas. Bigger is not always better. I'm probably an anomaly anyway, and use my phone mainly as a phone. As I also keep it in my front pocket, the iPhone size is perfect for me. I don't need...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:32 PM, in Tech News
Sigh . . . Now if they could only jailbreak... 223 Views / 2 Replies  
Sigh . . .

Now if they could only jailbreak AppleTV series 3's . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Oct 8, 2013 at 03:15 PM, in Mac News
I already have much of that functionality through... 151 Views / 2 Replies  
I already have much of that functionality through the MobiLinc iOS app and my connected components, lights, security system, etc. Of course, I'd love to see what Apple could do with it . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Aug 27, 2013 at 05:24 PM, in Mac News
And people will conveniently forget about AirPlay... 427 Views / 7 Replies  
And people will conveniently forget about AirPlay and gush about how *innovative* Google is in 3 . . . . 2 . . . .
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 24, 2013 at 02:53 PM, in Tech News
So many people do not understand the seasonality... 150 Views / 3 Replies  
So many people do not understand the seasonality inherent in retail. And if Apple does post a year-over-year decline, it isn't due to them *not* releasing a new product, it's due to the shape of the...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jul 22, 2013 at 05:05 PM, in Mac News
Woo hoo! Now finally the stock . . . will go . .... 192 Views / 1 Replies  
Woo hoo! Now finally the stock . . . will go . . . .

Oh, who am I kidding. The stock will go down. Sigh.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 29, 2013 at 01:14 PM, in Tech News
These days, with the rampant jingoism going on,... 998 Views / 18 Replies  
These days, with the rampant jingoism going on, no one cares that a product is "Designed in California." I mean, think about it; according to John Q. Public (and most military drill instructors),...
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM, in Mac News
Google - "We were gay first!" Apple -... 757 Views / 14 Replies  
Google - "We were gay first!"

Apple - "Girlfriend - we were gay *way* before it was cool."
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 26, 2013 at 03:26 PM, in Tech News
. . . and thus begins the industry's "Gayer than... 757 Views / 14 Replies  
. . . and thus begins the industry's "Gayer than thou" battles.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 26, 2013 at 03:24 PM, in Tech News
'Bout time! 211 Views / 2 Replies  
'Bout time!
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Jun 4, 2013 at 05:28 PM, in Tech News
But . . . open is better! :) 277 Views / 7 Replies  
But . . . open is better!

:)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 31, 2013 at 12:44 AM, in Tech News
Tim, thanks for not taking "Goatberg's" bait on... 271 Views / 1 Replies  
Tim, thanks for not taking "Goatberg's" bait on the "Has Apple lost it's cool?" idiocy.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 29, 2013 at 01:09 AM, in Tech News
And in other news, water is wet . . . :) 183 Views / 3 Replies  
And in other news, water is wet . . .

:)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM, in Mac News
98.3% - That is pretty incredible. Sure, some... 160 Views / 1 Replies  
98.3% - That is pretty incredible. Sure, some will trumpet this as a "failure" of Apple, but every silver lining that Apple has these days seems to come with a cloud, if you look hard enough.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM, in Tech News
Well of *course* he increased his stake in AAPL.... 199 Views / 4 Replies  
Well of *course* he increased his stake in AAPL. You know, right after he had his lawsuit hissy-fit and manipulated the stock downwards enough to pick up some shares cheap.
Posted by OldMacGeek, on May 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM, in Tech News
Hey, I use the Find iPhone app all the time to... 226 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey, I use the Find iPhone app all the time to keep track of my kids. And yes - I *am* that kind of parent. :)
Posted by OldMacGeek, on Apr 26, 2013 at 03:13 PM, in Mac News
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