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An action-comedy based on a hero's journey. 1,024 Views / 100 Replies  
An action-comedy based on a hero's journey.
Posted by P, on Yesterday at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, I think that you are. The original complaint... 1,024 Views / 100 Replies  
No, I think that you are. The original complaint is that a lot of blockbuster movies are formulaic to the extreme, and one result of this is that there is frequently only one woman who is there to...
Posted by P, on Yesterday at 06:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's why people pay the prices, yes, but... 6,379 Views / 198 Replies  
That's why people pay the prices, yes, but basically, Apple charges what it can get away with.
Posted by P, on Yesterday at 06:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, anything with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling is... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
Yes, anything with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling is unsuitable as a monitor. To be avoided at all costs.

(4:2:0 chroma subsampling means that the resolution of the color channels is a quarter of the...
Posted by P, on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:51 PM, in Gaming
That people buy them at those prices? 6,379 Views / 198 Replies  
That people buy them at those prices?
Posted by P, on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't seen that movie, but you're misreading... 1,024 Views / 100 Replies  
I haven't seen that movie, but you're misreading the test. The requirement is that a movie must have two women who have a conversation about something other than men - that is, count the number of...
Posted by P, on Jul 28, 2016 at 03:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This. To use the test to judge single movies goes... 1,024 Views / 100 Replies  
This. To use the test to judge single movies goes wrong - Gravity famously fails both the Bechdel and the reverse Bechdel test, but that is hardly they type of movie this test is supposed to...
Posted by P, on Jul 28, 2016 at 03:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Bechdel test was never intended as a serious... 1,024 Views / 100 Replies  
The Bechdel test was never intended as a serious test to classify movies. It literally started as the punchline in a cartoon strip:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test

That it is being...
Posted by P, on Jul 28, 2016 at 08:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nvidia has some new Quadro cards, one based on... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
Nvidia has some new Quadro cards, one based on GP104 and one on GP102 - and incidentally proving that GP102 is indeed 150% of GP104, just with 2 SMs disabled in Titan X - meaning, if AMD somehow...
Posted by P, on Jul 26, 2016 at 04:37 AM, in Gaming
I wonder if GCN can stretch far enough to beat... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
I wonder if GCN can stretch far enough to beat GP102. We now know what 4th gen GCN can do, and Polaris 10 is more or less equal to GP106 - about 10% less. GP102 is three times GP106, and GP104 is in...
Posted by P, on Jul 22, 2016 at 06:55 PM, in Gaming
A new "nVidia Titan X", based on GP102, has been... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
A new "nVidia Titan X", based on GP102, has been announced. Basically it is GTX1080 times 1.5, all at the low low price of $1200.
Posted by P, on Jul 22, 2016 at 04:38 AM, in Gaming
You're right, there was a guy who mostly... 603 Views / 42 Replies  
You're right, there was a guy who mostly commented on the news. I don't think we saw him in the lounges ever, but he managed rack up quite a post count in the news forums.
Posted by P, on Jul 21, 2016 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Besson is around, posted earlier today in the... 603 Views / 42 Replies  
Besson is around, posted earlier today in the PWL.

Freudling had a tendency to explode when needled. The things that actually crossed the line were in PMs, so you wouldn't have seen them. He then...
Posted by P, on Jul 21, 2016 at 02:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Main reason is probably that they haven't touched... 289 Views / 5 Replies  
Main reason is probably that they haven't touched the iTunes update mechanism since iOS 5 or whatever added over-the-air updates, but in general I think that it is probably a much harder problem to...
Posted by P, on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:10 AM, in iPhone Apps
Early on those lictors that I mentioned -... 53,080 Views / 3,346 Replies  
Early on those lictors that I mentioned - personal guards of the magistrates - were the closest thing to it. Later there was the urban cohort, created by Augustus, which was a step towards a regular...
Posted by P, on Jul 20, 2016 at 06:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Freudling was banned, that may have been the last. 603 Views / 42 Replies  
Freudling was banned, that may have been the last.
Posted by P, on Jul 20, 2016 at 06:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Chongo is right, but with a little more detail:... 289 Views / 5 Replies  
Chongo is right, but with a little more detail: 2GB is the full OS installation from zero, which can be used if you want to restore the phone from zero. 55.8MB is the difference between what you have...
Posted by P, on Jul 20, 2016 at 06:25 AM, in iPhone Apps
Interesting. While I skipped 10.10 (only major OS... 526 Views / 13 Replies  
Interesting. While I skipped 10.10 (only major OS version that I skipped since 7.6), going from 10.9 to 10.11 I certainly did not notice any improvements to memory usage. 10.11 is fine, but I would...
Posted by P, on Jul 20, 2016 at 06:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Some 1060 reviews are dripping in, although not... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
Some 1060 reviews are dripping in, although not from my preferred reviewers. Seems to be some 10% faster than a 480. Those extra ROPs really help, it seems.
Posted by P, on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:06 AM, in Gaming
Back in the 10.0 days when we were all trying to... 1,449 Views / 45 Replies  
Back in the 10.0 days when we were all trying to make it run snappier, there were people who experimented with putting the VM swap on a raw partition. It worked, it was a little bit faster in...
Posted by P, on Jul 19, 2016 at 10:03 AM, in Mac OS X
By the same measure, the GTX 1060 - which uses a... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
By the same measure, the GTX 1060 - which uses a 3 phase design - should be utter garbage, then?
Posted by P, on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:27 PM, in Gaming
I would suspect that they want a little time to... 1,449 Views / 45 Replies  
I would suspect that they want a little time to make the VM system work well with APFS as well. Now, one CAN put the swap file on a raw partition if one so chooses, but that of course makes it less...
Posted by P, on Jul 18, 2016 at 04:56 AM, in Mac OS X
It is not my country's policy that I am concerned... 333 Views / 24 Replies  
It is not my country's policy that I am concerned about. What I am concerned about is that if some two bit dictator in sub-Saharan Africa or Asia or wherever wants to spy on people today, he has to...
Posted by P, on Jul 17, 2016 at 08:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Me too, except the other end of it. 549 Views / 16 Replies  
Me too, except the other end of it.
Posted by P, on Jul 16, 2016 at 03:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Few things are that good, to be honest - in... 1,024 Views / 100 Replies  
Few things are that good, to be honest - in particular, it still holds up all these years later. Recently I've noticed that several seventies comedies in particular feel extremely old-fashioned and...
Posted by P, on Jul 16, 2016 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean the requirement that it could reach 1.5GHz... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
I mean the requirement that it could reach 1.5GHz came days later - I don't believe it can stably reach those frequencies yet (though it wouldn't surprise me if chips from a more mature process can...
Posted by P, on Jul 16, 2016 at 02:45 PM, in Gaming
I get that. My worry is for the precedent. We had... 333 Views / 24 Replies  
I get that. My worry is for the precedent. We had the Arab Spring showing that modern technology has given us a new way to overthrow dictators. It showed the dictators that you either have to go full...
Posted by P, on Jul 16, 2016 at 11:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If it succeeds, then yes, this is a massive deal.... 5,621 Views / 304 Replies  
If it succeeds, then yes, this is a massive deal. Does not appear to be succeeding at the moment.
Posted by P, on Jul 15, 2016 at 07:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure if they can pick option 2, because... 333 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm not sure if they can pick option 2, because iMessage outside the country would not, should not, trust that. E.g. my phone should not accept a message sent to it in the clear. You can argue that...
Posted by P, on Jul 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The snooper's charter would ban end-to-end... 333 Views / 24 Replies  
The snooper's charter would ban end-to-end encryption. The government has now admitted this, after attempting to deny it for years. iMessage, among many other such systems, relies on end-to-end...
Posted by P, on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Many European countries have something similar..... 3,046 Views / 311 Replies  
Many European countries have something similar.. In Sweden we have a law banning "incitement of hatred against population groups" as the forties legalese translates to. It basically amounts to...
Posted by P, on Jul 15, 2016 at 04:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, but the performance numbers were there. The... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
No, but the performance numbers were there. The 1500 MHz was actually a day or two later:

AMD RX 480 Can Hit 1.5Ghz+, New Overclocking Tool With Voltage Control Coming...
Posted by P, on Jul 15, 2016 at 04:18 AM, in Gaming
In his speech endorsing Clinton, Sanders said: ... 9,373 Views / 649 Replies  
In his speech endorsing Clinton, Sanders said:



How do you read that as saying that he will keep campaigning to be the Dem candidate for president?
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 05:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
6 days before launch the "leaked benchmarks" said... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
6 days before launch the "leaked benchmarks" said the 480 matched or beat the 980 at 1080p.

AMD RX 480 Gaming Benchmarks Leaked, Rivals Fury & 980 - Full Specs & Hands-On Preview Surface...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 02:32 PM, in Gaming
Booting is actually quite hard to do. It took... 1,449 Views / 45 Replies  
Booting is actually quite hard to do. It took three years after the official release for Sun to get Solaris to boot on ZFS. Apple will certainly want to have the FS code rock solid and the disk...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 02:16 PM, in Mac OS X
It means that you use APFS on a data drive but... 1,449 Views / 45 Replies  
It means that you use APFS on a data drive but not on the drive with the operating system.
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Can be used on the beta, I believe, but not to... 1,449 Views / 45 Replies  
Can be used on the beta, I believe, but not to boot from.
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:17 PM, in Mac OS X
It also happens to be a very good pick of games.... 546,794 Views / 6,060 Replies  
It also happens to be a very good pick of games. One can always argue that your favorite game is missing, but they do hit a lot of the good ones. It has all the Super Marios, both Zeldas, Punch Out!...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:54 AM, in Gaming
This is one Nintendo console I can see myself... 546,794 Views / 6,060 Replies  
This is one Nintendo console I can see myself buying:

Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition Coming This November, Ships With 30 Games - Nintendo Life...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:29 AM, in Gaming
Rome is a fantastic historic parallel here. Not... 53,080 Views / 3,346 Replies  
Rome is a fantastic historic parallel here. Not only were armies (even before the legions) not allowed inside the city - not even guards for the magistrates (lictors) were allowed to carry weapons....
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 08:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Lizzie remains head of state, I believe, so if... 333 Views / 24 Replies  
Lizzie remains head of state, I believe, so if you're counting that, the US is way behind - although I suppose you could count ruling Queens before 1776 if you like.

(I suspect Dakar was thinking...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 05:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is glossing over a bit too much. Rome... 53,080 Views / 3,346 Replies  
This is glossing over a bit too much. Rome started as a single city yes, but it did not have professional soldiers for a long time. It used conscripted armies and skillful politicking (Divide et...
Posted by P, on Jul 14, 2016 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Isn't that the same site that said the 480 would... 10,596 Views / 262 Replies  
Isn't that the same site that said the 480 would come clocked over 1.5GHz and handily beat a 980? Yes, too early, wait until it is released.
Posted by P, on Jul 13, 2016 at 02:10 PM, in Gaming
OK, that is classy. Also totally not racist or an... 1,213 Views / 76 Replies  
OK, that is classy. Also totally not racist or an ad hominem or anything.



Heh.
Posted by P, on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
He was campaigning? For what? There are no... 9,373 Views / 649 Replies  
He was campaigning? For what? There are no primaries or caucuses left.
Posted by P, on Jul 13, 2016 at 09:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Who is Pocahontas here? Some Dem VP candidate you... 1,213 Views / 76 Replies  
Who is Pocahontas here? Some Dem VP candidate you had in mind? Because Clinton is not exactly tan...

I don't doubt that Gingrich is intelligent and certainly capable of doing the job, but I am not...
Posted by P, on Jul 13, 2016 at 09:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You mean Pence? 1,213 Views / 76 Replies  
You mean Pence?
Posted by P, on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There is a tag for that... 9,373 Views / 649 Replies  
There is a tag for that...
Posted by P, on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If I can reach my luggage compartment, I have... 796 Views / 73 Replies  
If I can reach my luggage compartment, I have tools there that would suffice for both. I suspect that if all doors of the car are blocked, the crash was serious enough that I will need external...
Posted by P, on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IIUC, if the door is unlocked or was locked from... 796 Views / 73 Replies  
IIUC, if the door is unlocked or was locked from the inside, it should always be possible to open from the inside even if the electric power is missing - pulling the opening lever should open it. In...
Posted by P, on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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