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The GSA decision and the Trump tweet that clearly... 556 Views / 38 Replies  
The GSA decision and the Trump tweet that clearly wasn’t written by Trump (I mean seriously, “steadfast dedication” and “Nevertheless” isn’t exactly the reading level he usually tweets at) happened a...
Posted by P, on Nov 24, 2020 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The character is from an old NBC ad, yes. 46,490 Views / 316 Replies  
The character is from an old NBC ad, yes.
Posted by P, on Nov 23, 2020 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
More or less. The point is that he would have to... 556 Views / 38 Replies  
More or less. The point is that he would have to threaten with something permanent, because whoever he is speaking to might decide to just stall and see if the orange one - or someone in that mold -...
Posted by P, on Nov 23, 2020 at 03:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You’re not exaggerating at all from where I am... 556 Views / 38 Replies  
You’re not exaggerating at all from where I am standing. In fact, Trump may be setting the world back decades with this, because it is hard to complain about some tinpot dictator refusing to leave...
Posted by P, on Nov 21, 2020 at 07:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I doubt that Apple is going the chiplet route in... 2,032 Views / 71 Replies  
I doubt that Apple is going the chiplet route in the first generation. Their entire spiel is that unified memory architecture and how all of the main segments can access it at high bandwidth and low...
Posted by P, on Nov 21, 2020 at 01:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The problem with that is not the militia, it is... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
The problem with that is not the militia, it is the definition of "arms". Does the second amendment mean that I can own a tank? How about some nukes? If not, why? And - more importantly - if not, why...
Posted by P, on Nov 11, 2020 at 02:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I also hate how you can't see out of modern cars,... 353,909 Views / 1,203 Replies  
I also hate how you can't see out of modern cars, but I understand why.

1) We want the fuel consumption to be low, so the drag has to be low, which means that the ceiling should be as low as...
Posted by P, on Nov 11, 2020 at 02:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah yes, Georgia... is this the first time ever... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
Ah yes, Georgia... is this the first time ever for a double run-off election in a single state? (As opposed to a run-on election, which a lot of states is experiencing right now)
Posted by P, on Nov 8, 2020 at 02:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good! I was hoping you would all say that. ... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
Good! I was hoping you would all say that.

Tactically, this one is hard to game out. On the one hand, this is likely two blue senators, at least in the first batch, which would make Moscow Mitch...
Posted by P, on Nov 8, 2020 at 01:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So, Puerto Rico voted to be a state again, and it... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
So, Puerto Rico voted to be a state again, and it was a simple yes/no vote this time. Time to do it? Might do something to correct the popular vote/EC split, which appears to be the biggest it has...
Posted by P, on Nov 8, 2020 at 06:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There is one more event planned on the 10th. If... 1,120 Views / 8 Replies  
There is one more event planned on the 10th. If it doesn’t come there, it isn’t coming before March.
Posted by P, on Nov 7, 2020 at 03:01 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
One little nitpick someone pointed out: since... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
One little nitpick someone pointed out: since both of the Georgia senate seats are off to a second round, the GOP can’t actually burn the country down in the next few weeks, because they need those...
Posted by P, on Nov 7, 2020 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
CNN, CBS & NBC have called PA for Biden. ABC... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
CNN, CBS & NBC have called PA for Biden. ABC calls him the “apparent winner” (same language used for Wisconsin) as he leads by a small margin and there aren’t enough votes left to change the outcome,...
Posted by P, on Nov 7, 2020 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The mini-HDMI is a quirk to be sure, but right... 1,891 Views / 20 Replies  
The mini-HDMI is a quirk to be sure, but right now I can see a 3m cable from that to HDMI for the equivalent of $2. There has to be some sort of price impact before you start to complain about having...
Posted by P, on Nov 6, 2020 at 06:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Biden is now ahead by 917 votes in Georgia. 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
Biden is now ahead by 917 votes in Georgia.
Posted by P, on Nov 6, 2020 at 06:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let’s wait until the counting is done - Florida... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
Let’s wait until the counting is done - Florida has half a million votes left to count - but these are not absurd numbers. The average polling error over the last 20 years is 5.9%.
Posted by P, on Nov 6, 2020 at 03:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m a little bit annoyed at the Illuminati... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
I’m a little bit annoyed at the Illuminati scriptwriters dragging it out so long, but I have to admit, those guys know how to craft a compelling narrative. Georgia is now 3600 votes up for Trump with...
Posted by P, on Nov 5, 2020 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sleeping for six hours and nothing important... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
Sleeping for six hours and nothing important happens? Pick up the pace, election officials, we want some action here. It’s not like you’re going to get sued for doing your job or anything, right?
Posted by P, on Nov 5, 2020 at 03:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This election needs to be over, I should go to... 7,749 Views / 228 Replies  
This election needs to be over, I should go to sleep...

Anyway: I think Biden will win PA eventually, but I really really hope that he pulls off NV and AZ, because PA is going to take a long time....
Posted by P, on Nov 4, 2020 at 09:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not a problem, just run the iOS version. (It... 1,099 Views / 4 Replies  
Not a problem, just run the iOS version.

(It seems OpenGL support will be froze at version 3.3 or whatever it is MacOS supports today.)
Posted by P, on Nov 4, 2020 at 08:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
It is finally happening 1,099 Views / 4 Replies  
https://www.apple.com/apple-events/

Too bad I’m spending all that money building another PC this fall. And also that I don’t want the first generation ARMac anyway, because that never turns out...
Posted by P, on Nov 2, 2020 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
In related news, the Raspberry Pi 400 looks... 1,891 Views / 20 Replies  
In related news, the Raspberry Pi 400 looks really interesting to play with. One could get a smallish HDMI display and that one and make your own laptop.
Posted by P, on Nov 2, 2020 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it is certainly not too small. The display is... 1,760 Views / 29 Replies  
No, it is certainly not too small. The display is the same size as the 6+ in a format that is smaller than the 6. I would have preferred something with the display the size of the 6 in an even...
Posted by P, on Oct 22, 2020 at 08:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
As I understand it: iPhone 12 is the iPhone... 1,760 Views / 29 Replies  
As I understand it:

iPhone 12 is the iPhone 11 Pro size with the 11 Pro display quality and the 11 Vanilla size.
12 mini is the same as the 12, but in a size between the 5 and 6
12 Pro is the 12...
Posted by P, on Oct 21, 2020 at 07:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It’s about 5% smaller. If it had been made in the... 1,760 Views / 29 Replies  
It’s about 5% smaller. If it had been made in the style of the iPhone 6-7-8, it would be a 4.4-4.5” phone or so. That is positively minuscule today. I don’t think they will make anything smaller in...
Posted by P, on Oct 14, 2020 at 04:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Im not getting a new one any time soon (still on... 1,760 Views / 29 Replies  
Im not getting a new one any time soon (still on an 8 here) but the 12 mini actually looks like something I might get.

New HomePod mini as well, cheap enough to almost be an impulse purchase. If...
Posted by P, on Oct 13, 2020 at 07:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Series 6 is a little larger than Series 5, yes,... 4,192 Views / 33 Replies  
Series 6 is a little larger than Series 5, yes, but it is still far below Series 3.
Posted by P, on Sep 25, 2020 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter will not work... 2,421 Views / 7 Replies  
Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter will not work with DisplayPort.

In general, those two ports are unfortunately not compatible. To use the Thunderbolt display, you need that specific Apple...
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2020 at 08:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My Series 3 gets me almost 3 days if I don't... 4,192 Views / 33 Replies  
My Series 3 gets me almost 3 days if I don't charge it, and I got a small power bank/charger that can top it up. That gets me to more than a week. That is the one without cellular, though. I believe...
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2020 at 08:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For me, the watch isn’t so much an interactive... 4,192 Views / 33 Replies  
For me, the watch isn’t so much an interactive device as one I glance at to get information I need. If the meeting notifications come in 5 seconds late, I wouldn’t even notice. There are features in...
Posted by P, on Sep 20, 2020 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is exactly what computer pricing has always... 4,192 Views / 33 Replies  
This is exactly what computer pricing has always been, though. If you want a nicer one, it costs more money. How much you use it determines how much that is worth to you. The thing that really gets...
Posted by P, on Sep 17, 2020 at 08:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want to argue that, consider the watch.... 4,192 Views / 33 Replies  
If you want to argue that, consider the watch. Moving up from Series 3 to SE gets you a slightly different size, fall detection and noise monitoring - for $80. Moving all the way to Series 6 at least...
Posted by P, on Sep 16, 2020 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My first-gen Pro is still working great, which is... 4,192 Views / 33 Replies  
My first-gen Pro is still working great, which is a bit sad right now that I am sorely tempted by this. Since I'm travelling much less now, I think that I will wait a bit, as I don't need an iPad as...
Posted by P, on Sep 16, 2020 at 03:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Reading more about the details of TBDR and how it... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
Reading more about the details of TBDR and how it works in a modern setup, it seems that there is no problem is running code intended for a TBDR on an immediate-mode renderer - it will just be much...
Posted by P, on Sep 2, 2020 at 05:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally took the time to watch the WWDC videos on... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
Finally took the time to watch the WWDC videos on the GPU, and I think that the TBDR issue is not going to be a big problem right now...but maybe later.

Long story short: Apple GPUs will support...
Posted by P, on Sep 1, 2020 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I know that meaning of the word, but I’ve heard... 232,048 Views / 672 Replies  
I know that meaning of the word, but I’ve heard it for all those cookie notification/subscribe to our newsletter type things as well.
Posted by P, on Aug 31, 2020 at 06:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m talking mainly about the distance you need to... 353,909 Views / 1,203 Replies  
I’m talking mainly about the distance you need to travel to do basic tasks. If you have large areas of single-home houses, a car is necessary to do anything. If you have cities with a mix of homes,...
Posted by P, on Aug 24, 2020 at 06:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've heard them referred to as lightboxes. 232,048 Views / 672 Replies  
I've heard them referred to as lightboxes.
Posted by P, on Aug 24, 2020 at 09:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cheap in terms of what you could get one for... 5,138 Views / 21 Replies  
Cheap in terms of what you could get one for used, sure. Cheap in terms of what they actually cost to make, no. I don't think an iPad 2 costs significantly less to manufacture in 2020 than the base...
Posted by P, on Aug 24, 2020 at 09:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
North America is a very big place. In areas that... 353,909 Views / 1,203 Replies  
North America is a very big place. In areas that were built-up during the 19th century, sure it does work. In newer developments that were designed for cars, it is going to be very different. That is...
Posted by P, on Aug 24, 2020 at 09:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Example? Because a lot of what I consider... 110,452 Views / 489 Replies  
Example? Because a lot of what I consider "crippling" is because of Google's algorithm for ranking sites.
Posted by P, on Aug 24, 2020 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Softbank’s trouble isnt so much a few failed bets... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
Softbank’s trouble isnt so much a few failed bets like WeWork as one massive bet: Uber. Uber keeps bleeding money, but may still be a massive profit maker. SoftBank needs to keep Uber afloat, and...
Posted by P, on Jul 25, 2020 at 05:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They’re also no better than Apple or Samsung in... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
They’re also no better than Apple or Samsung in that they are one of the competitors that use the instruction set. No, if they’re selling to one existing company, it will have to be a semi-conductor...
Posted by P, on Jul 25, 2020 at 04:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
AMD has to develop both CPUs and GPUs, and they... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
AMD has to develop both CPUs and GPUs, and they have a development budget of $1.6B.

Intel makes mainly CPUs, and have a budget of $3.3B.

NVidia makes only GPUs, and have a budget of $2.9B.
...
Posted by P, on Jul 25, 2020 at 04:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Short answer: Don't worry about it. Long... 6,207 Views / 15 Replies  
Short answer: Don't worry about it.

Long answer: The Internet is full of people who don't understand what they're talking about when it comes to heat generation and Intel chips. Intel chips can...
Posted by P, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is a very dangerous time for Intel. They're... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
This is a very dangerous time for Intel. They're making money hand over fist, but their future looks bleak.

I think MS is going to keep working on Office for ARM no matter what. Their new plan is...
Posted by P, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I remember. I also seem to remember that... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
Oh, I remember. I also seem to remember that Intel’s problems were related to two things: power consumption in general not being competitive, and their own 10nm process. The second is obviously not...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2020 at 12:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Amused myself by doing a reverse image font... 110,452 Views / 489 Replies  
Amused myself by doing a reverse image font search:

https://www.whatfontis.com/NFC_Microgramma-Bold-Extended.font?text=wyhuji

Microgramma Bold Extended.
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2020 at 08:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The reason we don’t have integrated mobile... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
The reason we don’t have integrated mobile networking on Macs is Qualcomm’s monopolistic behavior regarding its patents. That is slowly clearing up, and i think it is coming whether Apple moves to...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2020 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Apple wants the $999 price point for MBAs... 34,475 Views / 189 Replies  
I think Apple wants the $999 price point for MBAs around. They may have to cut the storage and RAM to make that happen, but have you seen the RAM figures on iOS devices? They can make that work with...
Posted by P, on Jul 12, 2020 at 04:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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