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@JackWebb Woah! Great catch, man. Sorry... 500 Views / 6 Replies  
@JackWebb

Woah! Great catch, man. Sorry about that. As a sustainability/conservation major, I tend to use both terms on a... well, constant basis, so at this point I'm pretty sure this is the...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jun 11, 2016 at 08:09 AM, in Mac News
Just because I finally noticed this (fairly late,... 384 Views / 3 Replies  
Just because I finally noticed this (fairly late, naturally) but I've had people commenting on this for a while.

Any article that has my name on it? Totally my personal thoughts and opinions....
Posted by Amber Neely, on May 25, 2016 at 02:28 AM, in Mac News
Hey SierraDragon! Sorry for the long delay,... 353 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey SierraDragon!

Sorry for the long delay, I ended up getting the flu and was out for an entire week, but I'm back now!

As far as the mic goes, I wouldn't call it stellar quality - I...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Apr 6, 2016 at 09:05 PM, in Mac News
The Avea isn't bad, honestly, but I still prefer... 301 Views / 4 Replies  
The Avea isn't bad, honestly, but I still prefer the Bolt. It's dropped in price to $30 a bulb (still expensive!) has sunrise features, and has a lot of nice presets. The app is pretty decent as...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 5, 2015 at 02:24 PM, in Mac News
benjitek, Actually, 90 minutes of talk time... 346 Views / 4 Replies  
benjitek,

Actually, 90 minutes of talk time for such a little device isn't terrible, I figured. After all, it's the size of an earplug. If you're the type of person who is having long, sustained...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 3, 2015 at 05:43 PM, in Mac News
David, This bulb is a 7w LED with a lumen... 301 Views / 4 Replies  
David,

This bulb is a 7w LED with a lumen output of about 430, which makes it comparable to a 40w incandescent which have around 430-450, depending on manufacturer, but you can also dim the Avea...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 3, 2015 at 05:36 PM, in Mac News
Chas, interestingly enough, my new building has... 1,380 Views / 5 Replies  
Chas, interestingly enough, my new building has that exact feature!
Posted by Amber Neely, on May 20, 2015 at 07:35 PM, in Mac News
I believe that you are correct. I think you are... 1,720 Views / 48 Replies  
I believe that you are correct. I think you are supposed to pull it open every so often to make sure that it hasn't been either rusted or damaged in some way.
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That would be my biggest concern, too. I don't... 832 Views / 8 Replies  
That would be my biggest concern, too. I don't think you're going to burn your house down by any means - I really don't. I do think that you'll likely shorten the lifespan of your LEDs, though.

I...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 8, 2015 at 06:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It should also be noted that these suckers can... 4,142 Views / 117 Replies  
It should also be noted that these suckers can live in your oven 24/7, and if you are lucky enough to own a gas oven you can drop 'em straight on the floor of the oven as long as they don't cover any...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 8, 2015 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mango and watermelon are usually not eaten in... 4,142 Views / 117 Replies  
Mango and watermelon are usually not eaten in this household without black pepper, either!
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 6, 2015 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahhh, shitty frozen pizza. Is there anything... 4,142 Views / 117 Replies  
Ahhh, shitty frozen pizza. Is there anything better (or worse?) Admittedly, I don't eat a lot of boxed/pre-prepared/heat-and-serve food because A) I'm always broke and B) I have more food...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 6, 2015 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My NYE was spent playing Hearthstone on my mom's... 800 Views / 15 Replies  
My NYE was spent playing Hearthstone on my mom's Kindle, watching recorded episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen, eating copious amounts of sugar cookies while drinking Bailey's Irish Cream, and watching my...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 5, 2015 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh man, I think we still have a D40 somewhere at... 1,779 Views / 35 Replies  
Oh man, I think we still have a D40 somewhere at mom's place.
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 5, 2015 at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use my iPod Touch for 95% of my photo-taking... 1,779 Views / 35 Replies  
I use my iPod Touch for 95% of my photo-taking needs, since it's pretty much consistently the only thing in my bag.

I have a Fujifilm X Mini 8 Instax Camera for days when I know without a doubt...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 5, 2015 at 03:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to have to agree with Turtle, I really... 1,181 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm going to have to agree with Turtle, I really like Evernote. I've never had a problem with Notes before, but I really prefer Evernote because it works across all my devices with no snags....
Posted by Amber Neely, on Jan 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You guys legitimately opened my mind to a world... 2,373 Views / 17 Replies  
You guys legitimately opened my mind to a world of "oh my god what" right now

I had no idea QWES or ESDF were even a thing. What other weird stuff have I been missing out on? Tell me your secrets.
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 23, 2014 at 06:53 PM, in Gaming
It depends on who owns the youtube account. Vevo... 985 Views / 15 Replies  
It depends on who owns the youtube account. Vevo has regional filtering etc etc. Occasionally, the USA is blocked from viewing videos as well. I'm surprised you've never seen this gem of an image.
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Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 18, 2014 at 02:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As someone who watches literally almost no... 985 Views / 15 Replies  
As someone who watches literally almost no television or movies, things like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime largely don't concern me. I think in the 2 years I've had Amazon Prime, I've managed to...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 15, 2014 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I went to a teeny Catholic school in the 90s and... 1,720 Views / 48 Replies  
I went to a teeny Catholic school in the 90s and they used Murphy's Oil Soap for cleaning pretty much everything, regardless of whether or not it was wooden. I hate the smell of it, but it's sort of...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 15, 2014 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After googling it, the bottles are REALLY... 1,720 Views / 48 Replies  
After googling it, the bottles are REALLY familiar. Like, super familiar. I wonder if I've run into it elsewhere. As far as the ingredient list goes, it is probably pretty safe for me. I'd love to...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, you asked for it. You may have well... 1,720 Views / 48 Replies  
Well, you asked for it. You may have well installed a soapbox right on the floor of this specific thread and wrote "For Amber's Use"

Hi my name is Amber and I'm your resident reviewer. I'm also...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 14, 2014 at 02:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I do like the concept of "no drunk photos without... 514 Views / 2 Replies  
I do like the concept of "no drunk photos without the persons consent," but I am not entirely sure how on earth it would be able to digitally recognize the literal thousands of drunk photos that go...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:14 AM, in Tech News
I actually just wanted to say thanks for a really... 1,493 Views / 8 Replies  
I actually just wanted to say thanks for a really enjoyable play, CH! I had a lot of fun reviewing the app, and I still play it daily.

And to Jeronimo2000:

Thanks for the feedback, though I'm...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:31 PM, in Mac News
That's the big issue with cyber monday/black... 550 Views / 5 Replies  
That's the big issue with cyber monday/black friday. It's so common at this point for them to start jacking up prices a few days before (or if they're online, claiming that prices were higher) with...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not going to lie, this is literally one of... 313 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm not going to lie, this is literally one of the more frustrating puzzle games I've ever played. Anyone out there have any other good puzzle game recommendations.

I am kind of a junky :(
Posted by Amber Neely, on Dec 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM, in Mac News
I'm with everyone else. Seriously avoid getting... 5,787 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm with everyone else. Seriously avoid getting the Cloud subscription. They've been so shady with their business model recently. My friend was one of those kids who paid for Adobe in her tuition,...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 18, 2014 at 05:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You used to be able to say "Turn on flashlight"... 3,818 Views / 40 Replies  
You used to be able to say "Turn on flashlight" which was actually pretty beneficial if your hands were full in the dark (as mine often are at 5:00am), but now she just snaps back "I can't do that!"...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 16, 2014 at 02:03 AM, in iOS Apps
My professor actually teaches those 'Paint Night'... 1,147 Views / 5 Replies  
My professor actually teaches those 'Paint Night' events, and he says it's incredibly fun, but yes, most of the people end up smashed by the time the night is over.

This is also my first time...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 9, 2014 at 07:51 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hahaha, yeah, I've never used oils prior to this,... 1,147 Views / 5 Replies  
Hahaha, yeah, I've never used oils prior to this, really. They're incredibly weird to work with - I grew up on watercolors. I have limited experience with acrylics, but I think I might actually end...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 9, 2014 at 07:49 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1kNI_sCIAEauxq.jpg ... 1,147 Views / 5 Replies  
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1kNI_sCIAEauxq.jpg

Just the update. Still not done, but pretty much there. Gotta glaze it and finish the white Hollyhock.
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Traditional Art - Oil Painting? (Aka: Any other painters out there?) 1,147 Views / 5 Replies  
Any other traditional artists out there? I'm taking intro to painting, which actually ended up just being pretty much Oil Painting 101. I've had about five years of watercolor classes and not worked...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 1, 2014 at 11:38 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Uh oh, you guys got me started on a music thread.... 2,570 Views / 52 Replies  
Uh oh, you guys got me started on a music thread.

Modest Mouse - Sleepwalkin' (Cover of Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny)
They Might Be Giants - Havalina (Cover of the Pixies)
The Ukulele Orchestra...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I remember as a child getting those teeny-tiny... 548 Views / 10 Replies  
I remember as a child getting those teeny-tiny boxes of Good 'n Plentys in my treat bag. It's like, what malicious adult actually bought those. There is absolutely nothing good about them, In fact,...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://i.imgur.com/quJEAIt.png Worst part is... 48,753 Views / 337 Replies  
http://i.imgur.com/quJEAIt.png

Worst part is that it was 78°F on Monday (4 days ago), and they were actually calling for snow, which I'm surprised we didn't get. Last year we were the snowiest...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Eesh. This seems all kinds of problematic.... 1,246 Views / 11 Replies  
Eesh.

This seems all kinds of problematic. I don't agree that my fingerprints should be treated as analogous to my DNA. I kinda agree with the whole "self-incrimination" bit. Though I'm baffled...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Oct 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM, in Tech News
That's actually incredibly thoughtful of them. ... 447 Views / 1 Replies  
That's actually incredibly thoughtful of them.

I never got into GameFly, probably because my most "current" console is a PS2 at the moment. I've always been a PC gamer. I like the idea, though,...
Posted by Amber Neely, on Oct 28, 2014 at 06:27 PM, in Gaming
 
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