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Oh. My. God. 62,067 Views / 479 Replies  
Oh. My. God.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, sometimes at the same time. Or at least, on... 340 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes, sometimes at the same time. Or at least, on German trains, the "English" announcements can be an amusing mixture of Saxon and German phonetics, with what is close to a basic English foundation.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 10, 2019 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty sure "checked luggage" isn't a thing.... 340 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm pretty sure "checked luggage" isn't a thing. Riding a train in Europe is like getting on a bus, not like taking an airplane. Unless you've got super bulky stuff like a bicycle or so, you're on...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Dec 8, 2019 at 05:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://killedbygoogle.com 746 Views / 3 Replies  
https://killedbygoogle.com
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 22, 2019 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
…which are just as easily hooked up to the laptop... 28,950 Views / 230 Replies  
…which are just as easily hooked up to the laptop directly via a USB-C to mini-USB cable.

At least, that's what we do around here.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's the definition of a meteor. If it... 1,165 Views / 8 Replies  
That's the definition of a meteor.

If it lands, it's a meteorITE.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Nov 12, 2019 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I actually bought my AirPods a month ago for a... 28,950 Views / 230 Replies  
I actually bought my AirPods a month ago for a trip, as well, and briefly but seriously considered passing them on to my wife to splurge on the new Pros. You might want to consider that path. :-)
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 30, 2019 at 07:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Shame about the Merc. 62,067 Views / 479 Replies  
Shame about the Merc.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 12, 2019 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beautiful 62,067 Views / 479 Replies  
Beautiful
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Oct 2, 2019 at 02:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does VLC Open them? 1,771 Views / 14 Replies  
Does VLC Open them?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 29, 2019 at 06:12 PM, in macOS
I don’t wear reading glasses yet (I’m... 114,831 Views / 598 Replies  
I don’t wear reading glasses yet (I’m shortsighted, so it’s enough presently to just take off my regula glasses to read up close), but isn’t astigmatism a thing with reading glasses as well? Focal...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 23, 2019 at 01:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The quality of optical glass makes a HUGE... 114,831 Views / 598 Replies  
The quality of optical glass makes a HUGE difference in day-to-day use.

How it refracts especially at angles can be the difference between relaxed viewing and splitting headache. Same with proper...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 22, 2019 at 08:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
MacTracker says "96 GB (8-Core Actual) 48 GB... 28,950 Views / 230 Replies  
MacTracker says "96 GB (8-Core Actual) 48 GB (Quad-Core and 8-Core Apple)"
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh. You selected "Get Info" on a document... 1,678 Views / 4 Replies  
Oh.

You selected "Get Info" on a document in the Finder and tried to change the app used to open that document.

Please take the time to ****ing explain what the hell you're doing if you...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 3, 2019 at 01:43 PM, in macOS
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking... 1,678 Views / 4 Replies  
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

Something in the Finder?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Sep 3, 2019 at 01:22 PM, in macOS
It’s just *less* annoying than your proposed... 29,818 Views / 333 Replies  
It’s just *less* annoying than your proposed alternative.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 23, 2019 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No. Because if they're just dangling, your... 29,818 Views / 333 Replies  
No. Because if they're just dangling, your neighbour is going to grab yours and try to get it to match up.

Also, it's an arrangement thing. Like folded napkins, or tucked sheets. Done as...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 21, 2019 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Same with planes. 29,818 Views / 333 Replies  
Same with planes.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 8, 2019 at 03:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Jeezz. And I thought it was irritating to have to... 29,818 Views / 333 Replies  
Jeezz. And I thought it was irritating to have to call my GP at 7:30 in the morning to get an appointment for that morning, or deal with having to wait for up to an hour or two.

Not fun when...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Aug 2, 2019 at 08:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So…Ball 1? 62,067 Views / 479 Replies  
So…Ball 1?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 31, 2019 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The article says it’s View > Metadata >... 2,716 Views / 2 Replies  
The article says it’s View > Metadata > Titles
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 23, 2019 at 07:34 AM, in Applications
not getting it. 62,067 Views / 479 Replies  
not getting it.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
...if you have one. I don’t. But I have a rice... 6,804 Views / 26 Replies  
...if you have one. I don’t. But I have a rice cooker.

However, I also have teeth. Chicken goes in the oven.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 12, 2019 at 04:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
New in Mojave. 2,298 Views / 7 Replies  
New in Mojave.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in macOS
Wait, what? In a standard rice cooker? ... 6,804 Views / 26 Replies  
Wait, what? In a standard rice cooker?

okay…I HAVE been underrating my rice cooker. Details, please!
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 9, 2019 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I liked his version of Alice. 17,151 Views / 101 Replies  
I liked his version of Alice.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 9, 2019 at 03:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Every once in a while I'll try it, and it hasn't... 4,395 Views / 9 Replies  
Every once in a while I'll try it, and it hasn't worked for me in many years.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 9, 2019 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
People underrate rice cookers? I mean, lots... 6,804 Views / 26 Replies  
People underrate rice cookers?

I mean, lots of people don't have them, because they don't necessarily appreciate rice as a basic staple, but among those that do, who underrates the importance of...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 9, 2019 at 03:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Stupid Nazi. 62,067 Views / 479 Replies  
Stupid Nazi.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 8, 2019 at 02:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nothing is free. How will they sell your data if... 4,395 Views / 9 Replies  
Nothing is free. How will they sell your data if they can’t track you?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 7, 2019 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Homeopathy. 17,151 Views / 101 Replies  
Homeopathy.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2019 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Absolutely not. 17,151 Views / 101 Replies  
Absolutely not.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jul 6, 2019 at 10:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I really don’t get this. The Roomba (non-WiFi)... 79,835 Views / 397 Replies  
I really don’t get this. The Roomba (non-WiFi) has a button for day, one for hour, and one for minutes. Setting the times takes under a minute. And there is no reason at all to change these times,...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 26, 2019 at 03:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait, who? 8,169 Views / 66 Replies  
Wait, who?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 25, 2019 at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How about SimeytheLimey? His coherence belied his... 8,169 Views / 66 Replies  
How about SimeytheLimey? His coherence belied his deeply irrational political opinions..
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 25, 2019 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm with you. 5,243 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm with you.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 24, 2019 at 12:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True. I don't give a **** if somebody else is... 5,243 Views / 32 Replies  
True. I don't give a **** if somebody else is getting ahead.

If somebody overtakes me on the right on a highway, he's putting my life and his at risk. Overtaking on the right is illegal at speeds...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 24, 2019 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm seeing real problems with MASSIVE CPU usage... 3,474 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm seeing real problems with MASSIVE CPU usage by kernel_task onstage, while running MainStage — which is fairly catastrophic in the middle of a live show, as it leads to crackles and dropouts.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 18, 2019 at 02:36 PM, in macOS
That's about fifteen thousand minor irritants... 29,818 Views / 333 Replies  
That's about fifteen thousand minor irritants right there.

Plus a small handful of major ones.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 17, 2019 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's like how a burger and a sandwich are the... 17,151 Views / 101 Replies  
It's like how a burger and a sandwich are the same thing, just prepared differently.

Well, yeah — different dishes get different names. That’s how it works.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 14, 2019 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Huh. Just checked, and calculated: Unleaded... 209,070 Views / 1,122 Replies  
Huh. Just checked, and calculated:

Unleaded gasoline is currently fairly cheap at US$ 6.10 per gallon here.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 13, 2019 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is the steerMouse Software up to date? 3,474 Views / 14 Replies  
Is the steerMouse Software up to date?
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 12, 2019 at 03:52 AM, in macOS
If you aren’t using SteerMouse, I’d start by... 3,474 Views / 14 Replies  
If you aren’t using SteerMouse, I’d start by checking if there is still a kernel extension installed. If you’re not using it, chances are you haven’t updated it in a long time if it’s still...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 11, 2019 at 06:10 PM, in macOS
I don’t know, but it’s none of the Launch... 3,474 Views / 14 Replies  
I don’t know, but it’s none of the Launch Daemons. Those all have their own process that shows up in the process list.

Stuff that is loaded into the kernel and causes the kernel_task to go...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 11, 2019 at 06:06 PM, in macOS
Those Launch Services look totally normal, and... 3,474 Views / 14 Replies  
Those Launch Services look totally normal, and there really isn't that many of them. It doesn't look like any of them is an issue.

The Microsoft Office error literally says that it can't find the...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 11, 2019 at 08:29 AM, in macOS
The ripping process is limited by the speed and... 3,389 Views / 8 Replies  
The ripping process is limited by the speed and accuracy of the drive, not of the computer or software that's sitting there twiddling figurative thumbs until the laser gets it on.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 11, 2019 at 08:20 AM, in Applications
What would you expect to change in Catalina? It’s... 3,389 Views / 8 Replies  
What would you expect to change in Catalina? It’s not like checking metadata against a database, converting audio to a lossless codec, and pulling a cover image from the store is going to be more of...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 10, 2019 at 06:35 PM, in Applications
*Xeon Xenon is an inert gas. 9,405 Views / 72 Replies  
*Xeon

Xenon is an inert gas.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 8, 2019 at 05:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do not rely upon Google services. For anything.... 4,110 Views / 1 Replies  
Do not rely upon Google services. For anything. Ever.
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 7, 2019 at 12:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uh, that happens to be by Jeff Koons, the art... 209,070 Views / 1,122 Replies  
Uh, that happens to be by Jeff Koons, the art world’s enfant terrible for decades and one of the most sought-after artists of today...?

He has some amazing (and some grotesque) stuff.
...
Posted by Spheric Harlot, on Jun 5, 2019 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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