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Note that if you don't have a USB-C port, the... 902 Views / 13 Replies  
Note that if you don't have a USB-C port, the HDMI port does not support 4K @ 60 Hz. 4K @ 30HZ is not an acceptable substitute, so in practice you're limited to 2560*1440.



This isn't so much...
Posted by P, on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
USB 3 docks use something called DIsplayLink to... 902 Views / 13 Replies  
USB 3 docks use something called DIsplayLink to compress the video signal over USB. This works fine in the common case, but has caveats - it is unusable for gaming, sometimes you get weird lag issues...
Posted by P, on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for an extremely late response on this,... 902 Views / 13 Replies  
Sorry for an extremely late response on this, but:

* External display. Get yourself a 4K 24" or 27" and run it in Retina mode. If it is a 27", it will be slightly zoomed in compared to what Apple...
Posted by P, on Sep 30, 2019 at 06:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In addition to that feature, there is a chain... 50,132 Views / 427 Replies  
In addition to that feature, there is a chain break - effectively a handbrake for the chain. If you set that, the chain will not move no matter what else you do.

But I don’t get the situation...
Posted by P, on Sep 25, 2019 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly. Mine is slightly fancier (it has a... 130,535 Views / 914 Replies  
Exactly. Mine is slightly fancier (it has a color-shifting penguin that tells when it is time to recharge) but it seems to work the same.
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Supreme Court has found that the PM's advice... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
The Supreme Court has found that the PM's advice to the Queen when proroguing parliament was unlawful, and has vacated that decision. The Speaker has advised MPs that business resumes tomorrow.
...
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Get something that absorbs water. I have a bag... 130,535 Views / 914 Replies  
Get something that absorbs water. I have a bag that you recharge in the microwave every so often.
Posted by P, on Sep 23, 2019 at 12:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Then you can’t, I believe. 721 Views / 1 Replies  
Then you can’t, I believe.
Posted by P, on Sep 22, 2019 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There must be some difference between the seats,... 130,535 Views / 914 Replies  
There must be some difference between the seats, then, because in Sweden it is standard to turn kids around when they’re age 4 or so.

I’m actually not a big fan of car seats for larger children....
Posted by P, on Sep 10, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please reconsider when it comes to the youngest.... 130,535 Views / 914 Replies  
Please reconsider when it comes to the youngest. Age 1 is much too soon to move to a front facing car seat. I have worked with car seats for years and seen crash test videos - that is not safe. Even...
Posted by P, on Sep 9, 2019 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With regards to referendums: the country that has... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
With regards to referendums: the country that has the world record for referendums, Switzerland, has a very simple system for how to ask. They ask yes and no questions, as many as are needed. In this...
Posted by P, on Sep 9, 2019 at 08:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Those images of her in the House of Commons... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
Those images of her in the House of Commons smiling at the spectacle are probably the best part of this entire sh*tstorm.
Posted by P, on Sep 5, 2019 at 07:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a long piece I was going to write here, but... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
I had a long piece I was going to write here, but let's do it another way: What would you like the withdrawal agreement to look like - specifically with regards to the Northern Ireland border...
Posted by P, on Sep 5, 2019 at 04:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So what happens if the opposition, on October... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
So what happens if the opposition, on October 30th or whatever, forces a vote on the Withdrawal Agreement as it stands and passes it?
Posted by P, on Sep 3, 2019 at 04:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not that it really needs anything more added, but... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
Not that it really needs anything more added, but Leave campaign also indicated that there would be a second vote on the Withdrawal Agreement:
...
Posted by P, on Sep 1, 2019 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is the part that always amuses me. The... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
This is the part that always amuses me.

The Queen can bomb Iran. She is Head of State and Commander in Chief, and can tell the army to do what she wants. By 300 years of precedent, she doesn’t do...
Posted by P, on Aug 30, 2019 at 01:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I really think that it is only a matter of time... 2,475 Views / 58 Replies  
I really think that it is only a matter of time before the UK crashes out.

Boris seems to not realize that a person who has spent his entire career lying about the EU is not going to get a better...
Posted by P, on Aug 29, 2019 at 08:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I keep hoping for Apple to drop some AppleTV... 2,279 Views / 32 Replies  
I keep hoping for Apple to drop some AppleTV prices, because I need an upgrade as well, but so far no luck.
Posted by P, on Aug 26, 2019 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Serenity is written like the last five or so... 24,254 Views / 300 Replies  
Serenity is written like the last five or so episodes of a season. Joss has said that he would not have killed Wash if it were an ongoing series, but other than that, it would have happened as it...
Posted by P, on Aug 11, 2019 at 05:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Syndication is, these days, 80-88 episodes or so... 24,254 Views / 300 Replies  
Syndication is, these days, 80-88 episodes or so - meaning 4 seasons of 20+ episodes. Lucifer has had shorter seasons, and anyway if Netflix has bought it, they’re not interested in more syndication...
Posted by P, on Aug 8, 2019 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you played XCOM? If you haven’t, it’s about... 1,001 Views / 5 Replies  
Have you played XCOM? If you haven’t, it’s about a force fighting back against an alien invasion, receiving money from various governments around the world. If you don’t respond to threats against a...
Posted by P, on Jul 23, 2019 at 12:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In principle I agree, but with the current design... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
In principle I agree, but with the current design of using the T2 chip as the controller, that doesn't really make sense anymore. You can connect external drives that are just as fast as the internal...
Posted by P, on Jul 10, 2019 at 04:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
G2A, for those who do not know, is a... 185,667 Views / 1,105 Replies  
G2A, for those who do not know, is a "marketplace" for selling second hand game keys. These are not used, per se, because the keys are one use, but they are re-sold. This used to have some legitimate...
Posted by P, on Jul 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know how Apple handles a failing SSD in a... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
I don’t know how Apple handles a failing SSD in a Fusion Drive. The fact that it isn’t a cache but an extension, and that some flash drives don’t work to read from when the write cycles are gone,...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2019 at 05:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, 2.4PB is in line with what a good quality... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
Also, 2.4PB is in line with what a good quality SSD can survive. This test is legendary, even if it gets a bit old by now:
...
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2019 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fusion Drive includes a 4GB slice that is... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
Fusion Drive includes a 4GB slice that is effectively a write cache - everything that is written to the drive is written to that slice first. A quick google shows that MLC flash has about 10’000...
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2019 at 04:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They are not the same type of drive. A modern SSD... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
They are not the same type of drive. A modern SSD is based on either MLC (2 bits per cell), TLC (3 bits per cell) or QLC (4 bits per cell) along with a small area of SLC (single bit per cell) as a...
Posted by P, on Jul 5, 2019 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The flash component of a Fusion Drive has changed... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
The flash component of a Fusion Drive has changed from 128GB to 24GB for the 1TB (it remains 128GB for the bigger Fusion Drives). I have also read, but can not confirm, that the flash component...
Posted by P, on Jul 5, 2019 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The original iMac G5 had them lined up along the... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
The original iMac G5 had them lined up along the back edge, but on the side and still easily accessible. That they're not there any more is only because of thinness.



Well, the MB only has one...
Posted by P, on Jul 4, 2019 at 03:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect that adding Bluetooth to it is cheaper... 68,821 Views / 393 Replies  
I suspect that adding Bluetooth to it is cheaper than a decent display.

The lawnmower needs to be reprogrammed a little more often than a vacuum cleaner, however - grass growth depends on the...
Posted by P, on Jun 30, 2019 at 06:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
2004 was the white, flat iMac. 2007 was the first... 6,544 Views / 44 Replies  
2004 was the white, flat iMac. 2007 was the first aluminum model, and the current (with the tapered edge) is from 2012. I agree that this version needs to die pronto, because I hate it. The 2009...
Posted by P, on Jun 30, 2019 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We have a Bluetooth-connected lawnmower. There... 68,821 Views / 393 Replies  
We have a Bluetooth-connected lawnmower. There was one with a 4G connection, but we figured that it wasn’t worth the money.

(The point is to program it when it should be active. Being able to...
Posted by P, on Jun 25, 2019 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The stopping distance of a tram at anything... 50,132 Views / 427 Replies  
The stopping distance of a tram at anything resembling normal speed means that there is absolutely nothing they can do.
Posted by P, on Jun 24, 2019 at 04:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That crash is strange. If the rear wheels are... 50,132 Views / 427 Replies  
That crash is strange. If the rear wheels are completely losing grip then yes the rear of the car can drift out, but, a) it looks to be fine road conditions, b) that's front wheel drive, and c) the...
Posted by P, on Jun 20, 2019 at 04:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They are, sort of. MS have an audit policy... 18,275 Views / 270 Replies  
They are, sort of.

MS have an audit policy tool that flags any "bad policies" used by a company, and not requiring password changes is one of them. This means that if you run that program, you get...
Posted by P, on Jun 17, 2019 at 06:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t mean either of them. If you check back,... 10,580 Views / 75 Replies  
I don’t mean either of them. If you check back, the first season is full of people who then disappear when it’s about the core team that are involved in all the seasons.



Italy is lovely,...
Posted by P, on Jun 10, 2019 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would argue that the first season of The Wire... 10,580 Views / 75 Replies  
I would argue that the first season of The Wire is the worst, because it is so hard to get into when a lot of the characters look the same. For some reason half the detectives are overweight white...
Posted by P, on Jun 10, 2019 at 07:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Less so today, but in general computers have a... 8,968 Views / 72 Replies  
Less so today, but in general computers have a high peak when starting up because fans and spinning drives have to spin up, and that takes power. Back at University, the computer labs could never...
Posted by P, on Jun 5, 2019 at 06:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't mind charging people through the nose for... 8,968 Views / 72 Replies  
I don't mind charging people through the nose for a 28-core with four Radeon VII chips. I have a problem with the base model being an eight-core with a 580X and 256 gigs of flash still costing like...
Posted by P, on Jun 4, 2019 at 03:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I may have missed something, but those Xeons take... 8,968 Views / 72 Replies  
I may have missed something, but those Xeons take 6 memory channels, so it is likely 6 channels with 2 slots on each for an insane amount of bandwidth.



It's PCIe 3.0. Intel isn't ready with...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It seems I need to make a new sig again. 8,968 Views / 72 Replies  
It seems I need to make a new sig again.
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The history is that basically this: the first... 4,885 Views / 21 Replies  
The history is that basically this: the first manual cell phones were in the US, but were also major in Scandinavia. The reason is the same - large distances and people working in the middle of...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I expect that there is a demo of the iOS and... 8,968 Views / 72 Replies  
I expect that there is a demo of the iOS and MacOS updates, as usual. Since they cleared the deck with an MBP update recently, there is really very little to be updated now - there is the 12"...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nokia and Ericsson are two different companies.... 4,885 Views / 21 Replies  
Nokia and Ericsson are two different companies. Ericsson and Huawei are the two big ones. Nokia has a network division, initially formed together with Siemens, that is decently sized. They also...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any new house or apartment building in Sweden has... 45,760 Views / 460 Replies  
Any new house or apartment building in Sweden has a Cat6 network in the house, with a switching station in a cupboard somewhere. How you get the network up to that point is up to you and depends a...
Posted by P, on May 29, 2019 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At home in my apartment: 100/10 + VoIP "for... 45,760 Views / 460 Replies  
At home in my apartment: 100/10 + VoIP "for free". This is because my co-op has a group deal with the local cable provider. It costs them approximately 200 SEK for this plus a super-basic TV deal...
Posted by P, on May 28, 2019 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Will you be very sad if I list my options? 45,760 Views / 460 Replies  
Will you be very sad if I list my options?
Posted by P, on May 28, 2019 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have seen the latency claims, and they claim to... 45,760 Views / 460 Replies  
I have seen the latency claims, and they claim to be great over long distances (over the Atlantic or longer) because they can use lasers in vacuum. The current batch of satellites aren’t equipped...
Posted by P, on May 28, 2019 at 12:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a thing online a while back with people... 18,275 Views / 270 Replies  
There was a thing online a while back with people making fun of a woman who had named her daughter KVIIIlin - Kaitlin, with VIII being eight in roman numerals. I really thought that this was some...
Posted by P, on May 27, 2019 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Based in Redmond, Washington - suspiciously close... 45,760 Views / 460 Replies  
Based in Redmond, Washington - suspiciously close to a certain large software manufacturer. The megarich founder of that company famously funded low altitude satellites for internet communication...
Posted by P, on May 27, 2019 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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