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I will sign up and use it for some transactions... 238 Views / 3 Replies  
I will sign up and use it for some transactions (daily Starbucks fix), pending acceptance.

But will continue to use my CapitalOne Venture card as I travel a lot and get 10% hotels.com using it +...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 16, 2019 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How did you get it? Special email link or... 238 Views / 3 Replies  
How did you get it? Special email link or something?

I use my capital one Venture card which is essentially two percent back on anything. I like it because I get to get account credit the moment...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 16, 2019 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I totally agree that physical buttons are always... 107,125 Views / 803 Replies  
I totally agree that physical buttons are always better for basic controls like volume. My 2015 CR-V has a really bad touchscreen for volume control and no physical buttons. For me, as the driver, it...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 14, 2019 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Going to probably buy a Model 3 on the 18th. Red... 107,125 Views / 803 Replies  
Going to probably buy a Model 3 on the 18th. Red exterior and with black seats.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 13, 2019 at 09:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Good for you doing something you like, especially... 2,650 Views / 27 Replies  
Good for you doing something you like, especially a long lost car. It is a good hobby. Personally, I find that car to be appallingly ugly. And it is just so old and in such poor condition, that your...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 12, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746156/amazon... 2,085 Views / 41 Replies  
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746156/amazons-ring-law-enforcement-partnerships

"According to the notes, Ring lets officers request footage from owners through Ring. While police reportedly...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 7, 2019 at 08:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whales can "eat" sea lions. Should be picture of... 58,297 Views / 391 Replies  
Whales can "eat" sea lions. Should be picture of the year.

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49161923
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 30, 2019 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Question on Ring doorbells. I always thought that... 2,085 Views / 41 Replies  
Question on Ring doorbells. I always thought that a doorbell camera was a poor choice for a camera because the doorbell is just too low to capture what is needed. Is this what you have experienced?
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 23, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kind of true. The burglar would first have to... 2,085 Views / 41 Replies  
Kind of true. The burglar would first have to know it is local storage vs cloud storage and then actually find the storage device, which could be anywhere in your house (which in my house is next to...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 14, 2019 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Smart Houses 2,085 Views / 41 Replies  
I do kind of, sort of want a smart house, but only to an extent. I only want the ability to control lights and certain appliances (i.e., air conditioning) and pretty much nothing else.

The lights...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 14, 2019 at 08:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I occasionally visit bogleheads.org and one minor... 9,624 Views / 195 Replies  
I occasionally visit bogleheads.org and one minor irritant is when people write DW and DH. So annoying,
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 13, 2019 at 07:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are 2 basic kinds of rice cookers (well, 3,... 1,914 Views / 22 Replies  
There are 2 basic kinds of rice cookers (well, 3, but I'm only going to talk about 2).

One is the single button model. Press a single button and that is all it takes to cook rice. Turns out that...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple cut SSD upgrade prices for all models.... 2,793 Views / 44 Replies  
Apple cut SSD upgrade prices for all models. However, it only affects the highest storage models for the Mac mini. Very disappointing.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean they are underrated because not that many... 1,914 Views / 22 Replies  
I mean they are underrated because not that many people use them. They can be used for a wide variety of dishes other than rice, but people don’t seem to know or care. I cooked a whole (semi small)...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 9, 2019 at 06:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That was a great movie (read the book as well). ... 1,914 Views / 22 Replies  
That was a great movie (read the book as well).

Rice cookers. I can't believe a lot of people cook rice on the stove still. With the press of a button, your rice (or soup or something else) can be...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 8, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I absolutely hate it also. It is just for data... 1,600 Views / 9 Replies  
I absolutely hate it also. It is just for data collection. I go pay my bills online, have water, gas, electric, and trash. That is four companies and four separate logins with separate passwords....
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 6, 2019 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, was must guessing on the 16” being a real... 2,793 Views / 44 Replies  
Yes, was must guessing on the 16” being a real pro machine. No inside knowledge whatsoever, and I’ve been wrong many times before than I care to admit.

The iMacs can be equipped with a fusion...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 4, 2019 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right in your reading, but my conclusion... 2,263 Views / 11 Replies  
You are right in your reading, but my conclusion is just from my own personal opinion and based on other analysis and scenarios. To me, if the plane hit the ground hard (intentional or not), large...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 4, 2019 at 07:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, the captain (or co-captain or both) was in... 2,263 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, the captain (or co-captain or both) was in it. If somehow everyone went to sleep because such and such issue, the plane would have crashed and a ton of debris would have been found, due to the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 3, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with some port placements on some of the... 2,793 Views / 44 Replies  
I agree with some port placements on some of the machines. There is no reason why the iMacs should not have a port in the front or on the side. Guess Ives doesn't want to see a port in the front.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 3, 2019 at 10:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The new Mac Pro is one of the best looking... 2,793 Views / 44 Replies  
The new Mac Pro is one of the best looking machines of all time, much better than the original cheese grater. Love the iMacs (except Flower Power and that other ugly one) and some of the MBs. Love...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love traveling. In fact, I'm outside right now... 1,995 Views / 14 Replies  
I love traveling. In fact, I'm outside right now "traveling." Like everything except the delays and flights (paranoid will crash). Favorite place is Hong Kong. Great food.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Modern abstract art 5,373 Views / 69 Replies  
Modern abstract art
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 16, 2019 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At $5, it it is too expensive hence it is... 5,373 Views / 69 Replies  
At $5, it it is too expensive hence it is overrated. If it was cheaper, but not necessarily under a dollar cheaper, it may be better, but the price premium is too great.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 07:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gordon Ramsay. Don't know why people on Youtube... 5,373 Views / 69 Replies  
Gordon Ramsay. Don't know why people on Youtube (and other people) like him so much. He contradicts himself constantly and if it weren't for his British accent and "good looks," he might still be...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry maybe a little misunderstanding. Saying... 5,373 Views / 69 Replies  
Sorry maybe a little misunderstanding. Saying macarons are expensive and not delicious (price notwithstanding). Just sugar and food coloring. No way they should be that pricey.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 07:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
French macarons. Super expensive and is just... 5,373 Views / 69 Replies  
French macarons. Super expensive and is just sugar and food coloring. Not delicious even if can buy quality ones five for a dollar. I went to a cooking class to know how to make them and they are...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 13, 2019 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Receive some sort of email regarding app service... 9,624 Views / 195 Replies  
Receive some sort of email regarding app service or some other service or update from a company. Click unsubscribe at the bottom and click unsubscribe all. Receive no emails for a while and then a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2019 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
French food. I went to Paris about two months ago... 5,373 Views / 69 Replies  
French food. I went to Paris about two months ago and clearly overrated.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2019 at 06:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Many thanks. On another WWDC note, iPad OS... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
Many thanks.

On another WWDC note, iPad OS looks like the first real laptop replacement for most people.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 8, 2019 at 07:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, I had forgotten about the cheesegrater... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
Thanks, I had forgotten about the cheesegrater Mac Pros being the first to use Xenon processors.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 8, 2019 at 02:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any particular reason this Mac Pro uses Intel... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
Any particular reason this Mac Pro uses Intel Xenon processors? All Power Macs used non-Xenon processors, but I believe that the trash can Mac Pro first started using Xenon processors. Boosts the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 7, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. It has that. So the elevator won’t start... 9,624 Views / 195 Replies  
Yes. It has that. So the elevator won’t start moving up or down, the doors will just close. But once the doors sense a pressure, then it will open.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 6, 2019 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I work in a foreign country where apparently... 9,624 Views / 195 Replies  
I work in a foreign country where apparently elevator door sensors where a person walks in to prevent the doors from automatically closing have not been invented yet. Kind of weird. The door closes...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 5, 2019 at 11:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As the OP, please don't make it political (or... 3,430 Views / 21 Replies  
As the OP, please don't make it political (or historical) and put it back on target.

In terms of G5 cellular modems, it appears that Huawei (again) and Qualcomm are the only game in town?...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 5, 2019 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$6000 computer in 2019, no matter how powerful,... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
$6000 computer in 2019, no matter how powerful, should not come with a 256 GB drive. Trivial to add more, yes, but that isn’t the point. Apple nickel and diming everyone still.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 5, 2019 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are ports at the top, which is good enough... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
There are ports at the top, which is good enough for me (assuming I am their target market).
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read online that it is probably the logic... 4,744 Views / 9 Replies  
I read online that it is probably the logic board. I bought an OWC Envoy enclosure for the SSD as I have valuable data on there.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 4, 2019 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The former Mac Pro (formerly Power Mac) was for... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
The former Mac Pro (formerly Power Mac) was for Photoshop and video editing and some content creation such as coding. All of that stuff has now been relegated to the iMac Pro. Only hardcore video...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 4, 2019 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sign in with Apple is nice. I'll definitely be... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
Sign in with Apple is nice. I'll definitely be using that. I never sign in with FB or Google, as I always create a spam email for that, but this would take place of that nicely.

New Mac Pros are...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, you forgot about the $999 stand... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
Hey, you forgot about the $999 stand...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read somewhere it is because there is/was no... 3,430 Views / 21 Replies  
I read somewhere it is because there is/was no standards in the US, mostly due to the different standards used by AT&T and Verizon (GSM vs CDMA). As a result, there are no big (or small) 5G network...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 12:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I disconnected the battery and connected it to... 4,744 Views / 9 Replies  
I disconnected the battery and connected it to the wall outlet. Nothing. Maybe still the charger. I guess have to buy a new one and try. If it doesn't work, return the charger for refund.

Kind of...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
5G questions 3,430 Views / 21 Replies  
As far as I know, there are only two main companies than make equipment for 5G cellular systems, I guess not to be confused with 5G modems that Qualcomm makes for phones. Those 2 companies, I...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 31, 2019 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Eclipse and Eagle Talons were a bit funky,... 107,125 Views / 803 Replies  
The Eclipse and Eagle Talons were a bit funky, but I think that the real horror is not making the Lancer Evolution anymore. That would be a nice car to drive.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 31, 2019 at 07:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree about the Mac Pro. I am prepared to be... 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
I agree about the Mac Pro. I am prepared to be disappointed about it, the same about how I felt about the 2013 Mac Pro.

Even that MP was a long time coming and then ....disappointment.

It will...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 31, 2019 at 12:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
WWDC 2019 5,320 Views / 72 Replies  
Please post what you expect or desire from the keynote on Monday.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/30/18645624/wwdc-2019-apple-developer-conference-ios-13-mac-os-ipad-watch-apps-rumors

Although...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 30, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Guy, 33 years old, lists his high school on his... 3,439 Views / 11 Replies  
Guy, 33 years old, lists his high school on his cover sheet...

Also, he writes on his cover sheet that he originally entered UC Santa Barbara (3 months) and then to UC Riverside (graduated) and...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 29, 2019 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hate signing out of Gmail, but still have my... 9,624 Views / 195 Replies  
Hate signing out of Gmail, but still have my username shown. I need to take another two to three clicks to actually remove my username.

Apparently a lot of people don't realize this...just look at...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 29, 2019 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, I will try that. Bought the necessary tools... 4,744 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes, I will try that. Bought the necessary tools online and will try it when they are received.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 28, 2019 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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