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Is this 2011? Are we really going to slog through... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Is this 2011? Are we really going to slog through this discussion again?
Posted by ort888, on Today at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's my expanded take on Age of Ultron... ... 1,787 Views / 75 Replies  
Here's my expanded take on Age of Ultron...

While I liked this movie, I had a lot of problems with it. It felt so dense and hurried, like they took 2 or 3 movies and mushed them into one dense...
Posted by ort888, on Yesterday at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, Winter Soldier might be the best Marvel... 1,787 Views / 75 Replies  
Yeah, Winter Soldier might be the best Marvel movie in my opinion. Yes, it has some problems, but they all have problems. It's always a question of how much the good stuff balances out with the...
Posted by ort888, on Yesterday at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought Age of Ultron was a bit of a mess. It... 1,787 Views / 75 Replies  
I thought Age of Ultron was a bit of a mess. It felt like 2 or 3 movies mushed into a single movie.

Not anywhere close to being bad, but somewhere in the middle of the Marvel movies in quality...
Posted by ort888, on Yesterday at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looking at various online stress tests of both... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Looking at various online stress tests of both screens leads me to believe that the watch is pretty dang tough.
Posted by ort888, on May 4, 2015 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that coming out? Weird... I hadn't seen any... 1,787 Views / 75 Replies  
Is that coming out? Weird... I hadn't seen any sort of media push for it.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 30, 2015 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't forget robot-armed. 1,246 Views / 45 Replies  
Don't forget robot-armed.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 29, 2015 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You know, I'm still not sure if I want to see... 1,246 Views / 45 Replies  
You know, I'm still not sure if I want to see this movie or not. I hope they release 2 or 3 more trailers so I can make up my mind.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 29, 2015 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While it's probably completely true, all of the... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
While it's probably completely true, all of the numbers this article is sighting are basically made up.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 28, 2015 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pretty much all fancy expensive watches just look... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Pretty much all fancy expensive watches just look awful to me.

I wouldn't wear that Rolex for free.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 22, 2015 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's pretty cool that they got Judi Dench to play... 2,873 Views / 140 Replies  
It's pretty cool that they got Judi Dench to play Han Solo.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 21, 2015 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Isn't this story like 2 years old? 599 Views / 23 Replies  
Isn't this story like 2 years old?
Posted by ort888, on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm a big Siracusa fan. Listened to his entire... 436 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm a big Siracusa fan. Listened to his entire run of Hypercritical and currently listen to the Accidental Tech Podcast... but yeah, his reviews were always more than I could handle. I would skim...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's just it. There are lots of good reasons to... 52,478 Views / 1,270 Replies  
That's just it. There are lots of good reasons to go with either platform. It's when people start speaking in absolutes... especially someone like Leo, it's just lame.

I'm really really tired of...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 17, 2015 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, this was more than that. He's falling... 52,478 Views / 1,270 Replies  
No, this was more than that.

He's falling into the classic trap; since *PRODUCT* is not the right product for me, therefor *PRODUCT* must be bad. Anyone who chooses *PRODUCT* must not be smart and...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 17, 2015 at 10:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Listening to the new TwiT (not sure why) and Leo... 52,478 Views / 1,270 Replies  
Listening to the new TwiT (not sure why) and Leo has officially gone full message board android fan.

Saying stuff like Android is just unquestionably better and apple is only selling more because...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 17, 2015 at 10:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if... 2,873 Views / 140 Replies  
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerds suddenly cried out in joy and were suddenly spooging.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 16, 2015 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I only text pictures of my privates. The... 525 Views / 30 Replies  
I only text pictures of my privates. The recipient has to discern my response based on the tone and framing of my junk pics.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. It was actually quite light. It's also... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Nope. It was actually quite light. It's also smaller than the watch I normally wear. It's much smaller in person than it looks in photos.

Well, the steel one was noticeably heavier, but still not...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had the exact same experience. When I had the... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
I had the exact same experience. When I had the watch on my wrist, it just felt right. My inner 5th grader said, holy ****, I have a computer on my wrist just like I always thought I would.

Only,...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You can sign up for a 15 minute try-out session.... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
You can sign up for a 15 minute try-out session. They have a drawer with a whole bunch of different combos you can try on. An employee stays with you and talks you through everything while you try on...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just got back from a tryout at the Apple Store. ... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Just got back from a tryout at the Apple Store.

Came away more impressed than I thought I would. I actually prefer the matte finish of the aluminum over the shiny stainless steel, so that's a...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty sure the iPhone is the most successful... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
I'm pretty sure the iPhone is the most successful consumer product of all time, so anyone expecting anything to ever do that well is pretty optimistic.

I think the watch will have a big weekend...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 8, 2015 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple Watch meta review... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Apple Watch meta review (http://mashable.com/2015/04/08/apple-watch-meta-review/)
Posted by ort888, on Apr 8, 2015 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reviews are coming in. Pretty middle of the road.... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Reviews are coming in. Pretty middle of the road.

http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review

http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/the_apple_watch
...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 8, 2015 at 10:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's weird sometimes being an adult. I... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Yeah, it's weird sometimes being an adult.

I do want an Apple watch. I could go out and buy myself one and wouldn't even notice a blip in my finances unless I bought it in a month where a lot of...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't really want this product, and I don't... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
I don't really want this product, and I don't think Apple has done a very good job of explaining to me why I would want this product either.

I think I've already explained this (probably in this...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not talking about hardware problems, I'm... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
I'm not talking about hardware problems, I'm referring to just not being that good compared to what's to come.

The iPad 1 wasn't so great compared to the iPad 2. Same goes for the early iPhones...
Posted by ort888, on Apr 7, 2015 at 11:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is pretty much where I'm at... only I'll... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
This is pretty much where I'm at... only I'll skip the first generation.

If you look back at all of their recent new products, the first one is always pretty crappy compared to the second gen.
Posted by ort888, on Apr 7, 2015 at 11:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I too check in on the hate site, but I think they... 52,478 Views / 1,270 Replies  
I too check in on the hate site, but I think they are pretty lame. I guess that makes me double lame.

It's not that they don't have some legitimate beef, but at the end of the day, who cares. Just...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 27, 2015 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I get that a lot of nerds are nerd raging... 52,478 Views / 1,270 Replies  
Yeah, I get that a lot of nerds are nerd raging about things at TWIT now, but come on. This isn't cool.

It still seems so weird to me. If you aren't happy about how things are with the TWIT...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 27, 2015 at 12:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This isn't suicide it's mass murder. 1,157 Views / 52 Replies  
This isn't suicide it's mass murder.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How many millions of songs exist in the world? At... 814 Views / 41 Replies  
How many millions of songs exist in the world? At some point doesn't every single song sound a lot like some other song?
Posted by ort888, on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o71RsiGMouk/URscDhqFSVI/... 776 Views / 34 Replies  
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o71RsiGMouk/URscDhqFSVI/AAAAAAAAVbU/X1TjENmxOpM/s640/url.png
Posted by ort888, on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whoa guys, come on. It's not rubber, it's... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Whoa guys, come on. It's not rubber, it's Fluoroelastomer. Much much classier.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone who buys a 17k Apple Watch is just... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Anyone who buys a 17k Apple Watch is just throwing their money down a hole.

Hey, if you've got it to throw it, more power to you, but try and picture owning a $17,000 Rose Gold iPhone 1 right now....
Posted by ort888, on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was the same way. After trying the iPad at... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
I was the same way. After trying the iPad at work, I instantly knew I needed one. The experience of using it was just great.

Funny thing is, here I am like 4 years later, and I barely use my iPad....
Posted by ort888, on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's only big and clunky compared to what came... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
It's only big and clunky compared to what came after it.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 4, 2015 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The bottom line is that doing anything other than... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
The bottom line is that doing anything other than glancing at something on a 1.5" screen sucks, and will ALWAYS be worse than doing the exact same thing on your 4" phone.

I can see it being kind...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 4, 2015 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's pretty sad, but looking through that list of... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
It's pretty sad, but looking through that list of the apps, the only one that even remotely interests me is Fartwatch.

That said, my 5 year old has a device that does the exact same thing, and it...
Posted by ort888, on Mar 4, 2015 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know the details of Nemoy and Shatner's... 1,383 Views / 71 Replies  
I don't know the details of Nemoy and Shatner's relationship, but I do know that most of the cast pretty much cannot stand Shatner, and most are not that shy about it.
Posted by ort888, on Mar 2, 2015 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I saved this pic to my desktop to make that... 1,024 Views / 48 Replies  
I saved this pic to my desktop to make that stupid GIF and the icon keeps changing colors on me. It will look white and gold for a few hours and then BOOM, it's Blue and Black. All day long like...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 27, 2015 at 03:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Smoking is illogical. 1,383 Views / 71 Replies  
Smoking is illogical.
Posted by ort888, on Feb 27, 2015 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19996/the-inte... 1,024 Views / 48 Replies  
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19996/the-internet-is-freaking-out-over-the-color-of-this-dress-4.gif

It's freaking me out! It keeps changing!
Posted by ort888, on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's weird, because my wife was showing it to me... 1,024 Views / 48 Replies  
It's weird, because my wife was showing it to me last night and I didn't give it much thought. I figured it was a GIF or something dumb on Facebook. To me it was as clear as day. Dark Black and Blue....
Posted by ort888, on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Tim Cook already said they would ship in April. ... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
Tim Cook already said they would ship in April.

Event is on my 40th birthday...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 26, 2015 at 02:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was a HUGE fanboy of the first two movies.... 1,042 Views / 45 Replies  
I was a HUGE fanboy of the first two movies. Loved them both. Have probably seen them 20+ times each... but meh. There hasn't been anything even close to a good Alien movie in almost 30 years.

I'm...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 26, 2015 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hard to imagine much worse then seeing your... 1,165 Views / 46 Replies  
Hard to imagine much worse then seeing your little guy in distress. Hang in there, we'll all be wishing you guys the best.
Posted by ort888, on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This move into true luxury goods is really a... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
This move into true luxury goods is really a weird one. Apple stuff has always carried a price premium, but slapping gold on something and charging as much as a car for something really is a step in...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's pretty nuts remembering what a big deal the... 13,458 Views / 533 Replies  
It's pretty nuts remembering what a big deal the iPod felt like at the time and comparing it to the iPhone today.

They sold 23 million iPods in their best quarter at probably around $250 a pop,...
Posted by ort888, on Feb 12, 2015 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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