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I recall once paying a “fee processing fee” to... 347 Views / 14 Replies  
I recall once paying a “fee processing fee” to some cable company. Or maybe Ticketmaster. Anyway, that’s what stuck.
Posted by Brien, on May 22, 2020 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of people recommend the 8bitdo SNpro30+.... 242 Views / 18 Replies  
A lot of people recommend the 8bitdo SNpro30+. Looks HUGE next to an XB1 controller though, and I have smaller hands so it’s a nonstarter.
Posted by Brien, on May 20, 2020 at 12:27 AM, in Gaming
Trump has been allowed to do whatever he wants,... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
Trump has been allowed to do whatever he wants, why buck tradition?
Posted by Brien, on May 20, 2020 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was *finally* able to get a Switch so look... 1,309 Views / 83 Replies  
I was *finally* able to get a Switch so look forward to joining y’all.
Posted by Brien, on May 18, 2020 at 04:25 PM, in Gaming
I stick super local but may need to try those... 11,093 Views / 119 Replies  
I stick super local but may need to try those out.

That $45 bag of kona though. :eek:
Posted by Brien, on May 17, 2020 at 09:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can handle up to about scotch bonnet/habanero... 2,146 Views / 114 Replies  
I can handle up to about scotch bonnet/habanero heat and mostly walk away... ghost peppers and beyond hurts.
Posted by Brien, on May 11, 2020 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Henderson’s Relish. 2,146 Views / 114 Replies  
Henderson’s Relish.
Posted by Brien, on May 9, 2020 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
IMO Manhattan’s don’t taste right with Bourbon...... 2,146 Views / 114 Replies  
IMO Manhattan’s don’t taste right with Bourbon... rye (Bulliet) all the way.
Posted by Brien, on May 5, 2020 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yay 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
Yay
Posted by Brien, on May 4, 2020 at 11:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve taken to making esoteric juice/coffee... 2,146 Views / 114 Replies  
I’ve taken to making esoteric juice/coffee concoctions. Mango ginger limeade etc. Some are failures (charred jalapeño lemonade, bleh!).
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2020 at 12:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seeing these EVERYWHERE fwiw, believe it’s an... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
Seeing these EVERYWHERE fwiw, believe it’s an OSHA thing.
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2020 at 12:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple could develop FaceTime into a legit video... 771 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple could develop FaceTime into a legit video conferencing app, but they won’t.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 24, 2020 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Barr is threatening to sue states that don’t lift... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
Barr is threatening to sue states that don’t lift lockdowns. Fun.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 23, 2020 at 11:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
All the flagships are going 7”, I think small... 1,483 Views / 46 Replies  
All the flagships are going 7”, I think small phones are DOA.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 18, 2020 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. 668 Views / 3 Replies  
Wow.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 18, 2020 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Grocery shopping and see the same thing. Almost... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
Grocery shopping and see the same thing. Almost positive some of those people are just walking around for an hour or two. Stay home!
Posted by Brien, on Apr 18, 2020 at 09:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m worried if people keep ignoring the... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
I’m worried if people keep ignoring the stay-at-home directives, the police/military will get involved, HARD.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They also own Boulder Chip Co., which makes the... 5,893 Views / 42 Replies  
They also own Boulder Chip Co., which makes the best (malt) vinegar and sea salt chips I’ve ever had.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder just how many are going to lose their... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
I wonder just how many are going to lose their jobs. These actions to give us all money and waive late fees/payments/interest/etcetera makes me feel they expect it to be a LOT.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 17, 2020 at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
More dominos fall. All Disney... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
More dominos fall. All Disney parks/resorts/cruises - closed. Tons of schools. Tons of businesses want everyone to work from home, mine included. Where does the madness end? It feels like a...
Posted by Brien, on Mar 12, 2020 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wonder how long until the close... 13,118 Views / 526 Replies  
Wonder how long until the close Disneyland/World...
Posted by Brien, on Mar 10, 2020 at 04:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This + virus = recession? Hope not! 909 Views / 4 Replies  
This + virus = recession? Hope not!
Posted by Brien, on Mar 10, 2020 at 01:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Jealous! 11,093 Views / 119 Replies  
Jealous!
Posted by Brien, on Mar 10, 2020 at 12:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sour Patch Chips Ahoy. Okay. 5,893 Views / 42 Replies  
Sour Patch Chips Ahoy. Okay.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 11, 2020 at 11:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An Ethiopian hambela was the best coffee I’ve... 11,093 Views / 119 Replies  
An Ethiopian hambela was the best coffee I’ve ever had.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Options are overpriced but in the case of my GTI,... 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
Options are overpriced but in the case of my GTI, the stock halogens are garbage so I gladly payed up for the LED ones.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 1, 2020 at 01:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of cars don’t even have manual options... 102,872 Views / 546 Replies  
A lot of cars don’t even have manual options anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if it falls below 1% soon.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but from a pure tech standpoint beyond... 2,419 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, but from a pure tech standpoint beyond cinemas (and even then?) I cannot see how any normal consumer will notice 16K over 8 or even 4K.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 31, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
CES 2020 2,419 Views / 11 Replies  
Sounds like this will be the year we see mass-market availability of 8KTV and maybe a high end 16K set (or two).

Isn’t 16K overkill?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 31, 2019 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those are always entertaining. 2,261 Views / 10 Replies  
Those are always entertaining.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 29, 2019 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This whole trilogy sucked IMO 2,261 Views / 10 Replies  
This whole trilogy sucked IMO
Posted by Brien, on Dec 29, 2019 at 01:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use a conical burr grinder and a V60, roast my... 11,093 Views / 119 Replies  
I use a conical burr grinder and a V60, roast my own green coffee (from Sweet Maria’s) when possible.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo. 11,093 Views / 119 Replies  
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 5, 2019 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think user serviceable laptops, other... 47,740 Views / 230 Replies  
I don’t think user serviceable laptops, other than the 1” ThinkPad, are coming back. Ever.

The $2800 model with double the storage and 8 cores seems like the best bang for your buck, especially...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 14, 2019 at 01:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought Powerbeats Pros 2 months ago, or I’d... 47,740 Views / 230 Replies  
I bought Powerbeats Pros 2 months ago, or I’d grab the new ones too.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2019 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just remember to swap your center caps! 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
Just remember to swap your center caps!
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the... 60,800 Views / 443 Replies  
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the PP and with a tune it’s a beast. Clutch is crap though.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I did a 9 hour drive to SLC to buy my GTI, but I... 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
I did a 9 hour drive to SLC to buy my GTI, but I got it for $8k off MSRP so it was worth it.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars. 60,800 Views / 443 Replies  
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 12, 2019 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Friend had a Volt, hated it, bought a Model 3. 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
Friend had a Volt, hated it, bought a Model 3.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen a lot of matte wrapped S5/RS5’s. 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
I’ve seen a lot of matte wrapped S5/RS5’s.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 3, 2019 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All the cars I’ve seen have gone all-in on touch... 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
All the cars I’ve seen have gone all-in on touch with their redesigns. How could it go wrong?...
Posted by Brien, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Today I learned... A lot of AppleID settings... 103,954 Views / 397 Replies  
Today I learned...

A lot of AppleID settings can only be accessed via iCloud.com.

...Apple doesn’t allow you to access iCloud.com on iOS devices. WTF?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 17, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things... 2,488 Views / 7 Replies  
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things for simplicity.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
I have heard arguments that the union... 1,566 Views / 9 Replies  
I have heard arguments that the union jack/American flag/insert flag here are symbols of racism, oppression etcetera. The rabbit hole never ends.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can this trend of both parties moving to the... 7,596 Views / 60 Replies  
Can this trend of both parties moving to the extremes please stop? I don’t really subscribe to uber-right or uber-left. If this goes on will it be a vote for neo-feudalism vs. socialism?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But seriously, why do I need an account? 4,652 Views / 9 Replies  
A bit of a rant but I have literally nowhere else to vent because all my real life friends are tech-illiterate or don’t care...

Why does *everything* require you to create an account (or worse,...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 6, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun... 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun second car?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 5, 2019 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy... 8,729 Views / 66 Replies  
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy replacement. There’s no permanence to anything there. Posts more than a day or two old - poof. Gone.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rumor is the Evo is coming back. 236,438 Views / 1,035 Replies  
Rumor is the Evo is coming back.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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