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Now I'm kinda pissed my 16" doesn't have it since... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Now I'm kinda pissed my 16" doesn't have it since they soldered the RAM down.




The A12Z runs 15W doesn't it? The current base iMac has a 65W CPU. Plus a Radeon Pro 555X. Actually given the...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Yesterday at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had thought LPDDR4 was sacrificing performance... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I had thought LPDDR4 was sacrificing performance for low power but it seems like its better all round than regular DDR4. The 2020 13" outperforms the 16" in quite handsomely in memory tests.

You...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Yesterday at 05:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Lots of rumour sites are pushing Kuo's... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Lots of rumour sites are pushing Kuo's predictions that MBP13 and iMac will be the first two Apple Silicon Macs, but the MBP13 was just refreshed and we know now from leaked benchmarks that the iMac...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 7, 2020 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree it doesn't fit their current tendencies... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I agree it doesn't fit their current tendencies but I guess it depends what sort of variations there will be in their CPU lineup. If they just use the same chips for the whole model range and...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 6, 2020 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I see this a lot. 188 Views / 7 Replies  
I see this a lot.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 6, 2020 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Titan Ridge cards supposedly work if you... 324 Views / 5 Replies  
The Titan Ridge cards supposedly work if you flash them but there's 50+ firmwares flying about and people have different favourite versions.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Have you added Thunderbolt to your Mac Pro? 324 Views / 5 Replies  
Have you added Thunderbolt to your Mac Pro?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 5, 2020 at 04:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Worth noting that article states they don't know... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Worth noting that article states they don't know if the A12Z will ship in a Mac but it won't. Craig Federighi categorically stated as much in a Daring Fireball podcast.

I wonder if the Mac chips...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 2, 2020 at 08:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Encrypted BIND traffic seems like it should be a... 246 Views / 2 Replies  
Encrypted BIND traffic seems like it should be a no brainer. I wonder what I'm missing there.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 2, 2020 at 04:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Its nice to know that there are at least some on... 44,589 Views / 312 Replies  
Its nice to know that there are at least some on the right prepared to respect the law over what they personally favour. I get the impression they are a nearly extinct breed these days.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 2, 2020 at 04:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The DTK Mac Mini runs Geekbench under Rosetta 2... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
The DTK Mac Mini runs Geekbench under Rosetta 2 and scores very nearly the same as the Intel i3 Mac Mini running it natively. So the final version Macs with Apple Silicon should still be faster than...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 1, 2020 at 08:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The benchmarks imply there will be a ~25-30%... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
The benchmarks imply there will be a ~25-30% performance tax on x86 apps running on ARM Macs. Maybe I'm just an optimist but I have a feeling Apple has something special up their sleeve. Not a...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 1, 2020 at 08:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Isn't that what Rosetta 2 is doing? Running Intel... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Isn't that what Rosetta 2 is doing? Running Intel apps on ARM?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 1, 2020 at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder if the A14X might include some subsystem... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I wonder if the A14X might include some subsystem for helping speed Rosetta up. Is that feasible?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 1, 2020 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The A12Z in the DTK also has a ton more RAM than... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
The A12Z in the DTK also has a ton more RAM than the iPad. It should beat it by a bit.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 1, 2020 at 07:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
He said black screen no logo then login window.... 425 Views / 7 Replies  
He said black screen no logo then login window. Isn't that expected behaviour from PC card? The model does match the 2010 iMac he pulled it from though which is something of a coincidence.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jul 1, 2020 at 07:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think you necessarily have to flash a PC... 425 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't think you necessarily have to flash a PC card to get that behaviour. Isn't that exactly how stock PCI-E GPUs behave in Mac Pro towers?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thats not what I call them. 44,589 Views / 312 Replies  
Thats not what I call them.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 30, 2020 at 08:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I always thought Trump wanted to overturn Roe V... 44,589 Views / 312 Replies  
I always thought Trump wanted to overturn Roe V Wade. Is that still something they are working up to?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 29, 2020 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
WTH is going on? 393,297 Views / 2,516 Replies  
WTH is going on?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 29, 2020 at 03:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds like it could result in a class... 393,297 Views / 2,516 Replies  
That sounds like it could result in a class action.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 28, 2020 at 03:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Something else I missed regarding heat, is that... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Something else I missed regarding heat, is that in an iPad or iPhone, the screen typically generates some heat as well. Not usually a lot but definitely some.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 27, 2020 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In any Apple device you have the aluminium case... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
In any Apple device you have the aluminium case which is conducting heat from inside and radiating it away to the environment. You have the heat sink on the CPU/GPU doing the same into the interior...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 27, 2020 at 06:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder whether Apple might choose a different... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I wonder whether Apple might choose a different path with discrete GPUs. I gather the Afterburner is basically a set of FPGAs on a card, programmed to be awesome at ProRES and ProRES Raw work. Maybe...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 26, 2020 at 07:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Champions! 326 Views / 0 Replies  
Champions of England once, at long long last. #YNWA

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/480/cpsprodpb/119A4/production/_113100127_hxv-y-wq.png
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 25, 2020 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was talking about the difference between the... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I was talking about the difference between the current and previous 13" models. I think.




Yeah but because they perform better thermally they get throttled much less than they used to in...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 25, 2020 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is worth a watch. ... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
This is worth a watch.

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10686/

Explicitly states that GPUs will be built into the SoC, not discrete. Though I guess that might only apply to the...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 24, 2020 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm with you all the way on the MBP/PowerBook... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I'm with you all the way on the MBP/PowerBook names. I've gotten used to MBP now but it really used to grate. It makes logical sense which I do like, but it doesn't roll off the tongue the way...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 24, 2020 at 06:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I remember my boss at the time (who never has... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I remember my boss at the time (who never has been a coder) had a developer account because he liked to go to WWDC and bought the Intel dev kit. He still has it, never sent it back.

The two year...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 24, 2020 at 06:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes but its not like they haven't been building... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Yes but its not like they haven't been building ARM based hardware for years. That wasn't true of Intel.
I thought the 10th gen 13" MBPs were a tidy upgrade but were they coming from 8th gen in the...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 23, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So I have a brand new 16" 8-core MBP sitting... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
So I have a brand new 16" 8-core MBP sitting unopened and I don't know what to do. If Apple release an ARM based one 6 or even 12 months from now that'll be annoying but I don't really want to wait...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 23, 2020 at 10:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't remember any of them except for Ace.... 14,956 Views / 115 Replies  
I don't remember any of them except for Ace. Sophie Aldred wasn't it?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 23, 2020 at 09:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think they'll ditch them. Its just that... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I don't think they'll ditch them. Its just that we aren't used to seeing Apple A chips with discrete graphics.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 22, 2020 at 10:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was wondering about the GPUs. Their test rig... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I was wondering about the GPUs. Their test rig was running the A12Z from the iPad Pro. But with 16GB RAM. Be very interesting to see the first benchmarks from a dev rig.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 22, 2020 at 07:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, 1: iOS 14 - Smart Pgaes on your home... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
OK,

1: iOS 14 - Smart Pgaes on your home screen like smart folders for you apps. You can set pages to automatically show the apps you use most often instead of being fixed as they are now.

2:...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I heard they were blaming protestors. Still... 393,297 Views / 2,516 Replies  
I heard they were blaming protestors. Still amazes me his fans don't see through the constant lame excuses. He's like that one kid in primary (elementary) school who was "going to take the class on a...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 22, 2020 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Last minute rumours are saying Apple has pulled... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Last minute rumours are saying Apple has pulled hardware announcements. Whether that's just new hardware ready to release or anything hardware related isn't clear, I guess the former.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 22, 2020 at 04:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Did they stay away to avoid Covid-19 (You had to... 393,297 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Did they stay away to avoid Covid-19 (You had to agree a disclaimer not to sue if you got ill from attending), or because people have finally realised what a worthless dick the man is?
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 21, 2020 at 06:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Meanwhile in the UK, our government followed up... 20,948 Views / 555 Replies  
Meanwhile in the UK, our government followed up the previously summarised debacle by announcing they had been speaking to Apple and Google to get the new decentralised app working ASAP. This prompted...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 21, 2020 at 06:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe the AirPods themselves, but the battery... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Maybe the AirPods themselves, but the battery case could easily have a user serviceable battery in it. And it irks me that at £200+ for a set of earbuds, you only get the bog standard (mandated by...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 19, 2020 at 06:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh and the criminal piece of design that saw a... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Oh and the criminal piece of design that saw a lightning port on the bottom of the Magic Mouse. Garbage idea.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As annoying as it is when Apple decides to kill... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
As annoying as it is when Apple decides to kill things off, I think its served to set peoples expectations that they are just going to do that when they feel like its time and there's nothing to be...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Saffron rice is the best. 4,916 Views / 134 Replies  
Saffron rice is the best.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 18, 2020 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An example from this side of the pond: ... 20,948 Views / 555 Replies  
An example from this side of the pond:


Apple - We will make a free track and trace system.
Google - We will help, then it will work across 99 percent of phones. Should be ready by May.
UK govt...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 18, 2020 at 07:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just like our government. Completely incompetent. 20,948 Views / 555 Replies  
Just like our government. Completely incompetent.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 18, 2020 at 07:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I never got on with Drobos. We sold about 5 of... 491 Views / 3 Replies  
I never got on with Drobos. We sold about 5 of the original style ones and to my knowledge every last one of them suffered multiple catastrophic disk failure and total data loss.
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 18, 2020 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple just decides that something has run its... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
Apple just decides that something has run its course and they mercilessly kill it off when it suits them. I think someone mentioned Aperture recently, Classic went too early for some people (I recall...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 18, 2020 at 01:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I didn't mean Microsoft's own charging model, I... 2,564 Views / 153 Replies  
I didn't mean Microsoft's own charging model, I meant they can't cut off support for old, critical expensive apps and just tell their users to deal with it like Apple does every few years. People...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 17, 2020 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My pleasure! :) 49,875 Views / 380 Replies  
My pleasure! :)
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 17, 2020 at 03:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think my peers all had it very much drummed... 49,875 Views / 380 Replies  
I think my peers all had it very much drummed into us that drinking and driving was very, very bad. And not cool at all.

I think you're right, our cops can get you for some genuinely preposterous...
Posted by Waragainstsleep, on Jun 17, 2020 at 03:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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