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What sandbox? If you mean Can Excel Macros affect... 227 Views / 3 Replies  
What sandbox? If you mean Can Excel Macros affect your OS installation?, then probably no. There should be enough tripwires in there to protect you. Macros can certainly affect your Excel...
Posted by P, on Jun 18, 2018 at 04:37 AM, in Applications
I finally saw Infinity War. They’re so... 22,440 Views / 285 Replies  
I finally saw Infinity War.

They’re so retconning who died in the snap at some point. I could see them keeping it when the losses amounted to Falcon, Winter Soldier, Vision, Scarlett Witch, and...
Posted by P, on Jun 16, 2018 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All movies are made with an eye on the... 7,888 Views / 211 Replies  
All movies are made with an eye on the international markets, but not all movies do well there. Star Trek does notably worse than Star Wars, for instance.

Also note that the studio’s cut of the...
Posted by P, on Jun 16, 2018 at 08:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with this, which is also why I'm so split... 7,888 Views / 211 Replies  
I agree with this, which is also why I'm so split on TLJ. I really like subverting the tropes, but the story has so many holes.
Posted by P, on Jun 15, 2018 at 05:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The region stuff I suspect will go when 32-bit... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
The region stuff I suspect will go when 32-bit apps go. Burning likely survives a little longer.
Posted by P, on Jun 15, 2018 at 04:57 AM, in macOS
Has anyone tried the recent BattleTech game?... 710,106 Views / 6,290 Replies  
Has anyone tried the recent BattleTech game? Mechwarrior meets XCOM, took me completely by surprise by actually being quite good. It even runs well on a recent Mac.



At first glance I agree,...
Posted by P, on Jun 14, 2018 at 05:38 PM, in Gaming
Well Quicktime 7 has been deprecated for a long... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
Well Quicktime 7 has been deprecated for a long time with Quicktime X as the replacement, and they're retiring the entire framework behind it. Apple doesn't sell any Macs with an optical drive...
Posted by P, on Jun 14, 2018 at 06:50 AM, in macOS
Except that actress isn't a twenty-something... 7,888 Views / 211 Replies  
Except that actress isn't a twenty-something Californian of Asian descent from central casting, she appears to have a movie career in her native Vietnam (with reservations that I don't read...
Posted by P, on Jun 14, 2018 at 03:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Mojave confirmed to be the very last version to... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
Mojave confirmed to be the very last version to support 32-bit apps.
Posted by P, on Jun 13, 2018 at 07:40 AM, in macOS
I may regret joining this discussion, because I... 7,888 Views / 211 Replies  
I may regret joining this discussion, because I quite enjoyed spectating, but...

I would bet most actors in the new Star Wars trilogy do not model on the side, or at least did not do so until they...
Posted by P, on Jun 12, 2018 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
SIP is another thing, and it (together with the... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
SIP is another thing, and it (together with the Mac App Store sandboxing rules) is killing some useful tools, but APFS killing those two tools? Defragmentation makes no sense on flash drives, the...
Posted by P, on Jun 12, 2018 at 05:05 AM, in macOS
ObNitpick, but since it supports your point: It... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
ObNitpick, but since it supports your point: It wasn't TechTool Pro, but a special version called TechTool Deluxe. Apple apparently sourced MicroMat to make a special tool that they handed out with...
Posted by P, on Jun 12, 2018 at 04:54 AM, in macOS
Why would Apple want to kill off third party... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
Why would Apple want to kill off third party utilities?

They initially committed to releasing docs of APFS during 2017, but apparently failed on that. Perhaps they ran into more problems with it...
Posted by P, on Jun 11, 2018 at 12:23 PM, in macOS
There is also more of a disconnect between the... 7,888 Views / 211 Replies  
There is also more of a disconnect between the actress and the part she plays. The crazy people are identifying Kelly Marie Tran with Rose because they haven't seen her in anything else. They can't...
Posted by P, on Jun 11, 2018 at 06:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Simply put, the USB-C Macs will haggle until they... 813 Views / 11 Replies  
Simply put, the USB-C Macs will haggle until they get as much power as they can get. At least the 13" charger will start at 5V, haggle its way up to 3A, then start haggling the voltage up by steps...
Posted by P, on Jun 9, 2018 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I thought that the root-and-boot file systems... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
I thought that the root-and-boot file systems were not plugins but included in the kernel? Maybe that changed, it's not like I've been following kernel development.



Sorry! There are at least...
Posted by P, on Jun 7, 2018 at 10:42 AM, in macOS
They both have migration methods to let you use a... 2,542 Views / 39 Replies  
They both have migration methods to let you use a Bootcamp installation - at least they did back when I tried one.
Posted by P, on Jun 7, 2018 at 06:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They killed a whole bunch of iMacs at once,... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
They killed a whole bunch of iMacs at once, there. It seems that Quartz will run only on Metal from now on, so any Mac on Mojave needs to support that.

OpenGL is indeed deprecated, but remains...
Posted by P, on Jun 7, 2018 at 06:55 AM, in macOS
https://github.com/apple/darwin-xnu It is... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
https://github.com/apple/darwin-xnu

It is supposed to be the entire kernel, which should include APFS source.
Posted by P, on Jun 7, 2018 at 06:49 AM, in macOS
Because that three-prong plug would be AC, and... 813 Views / 11 Replies  
Because that three-prong plug would be AC, and the car doesn't produce AC from the alternator. Much easier going forward to put a higher-power USB port or three in stead of the cigarette lighter.
Posted by P, on Jun 7, 2018 at 06:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
They've published the source code. I can... 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
They've published the source code. I can understand that Linux would have issues with that (they can't clean room it if the only documentation is the source) but a 3rd party utility can certainly...
Posted by P, on Jun 5, 2018 at 07:16 AM, in macOS
Yes, I remember hearing that. 1,555 Views / 53 Replies  
Yes, I remember hearing that.
Posted by P, on Jun 4, 2018 at 04:21 PM, in macOS
USB charging is an absolutely insane hodgepodge... 813 Views / 11 Replies  
USB charging is an absolutely insane hodgepodge of standards right now.

USB 2.0, what we all used to have, had a low-power mode of 0.1A and a high-power mode of 0.5A, both at 5V. Because that is a...
Posted by P, on Jun 4, 2018 at 09:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There is a game called Frostpunk that just... 710,106 Views / 6,290 Replies  
There is a game called Frostpunk that just dropped. It is essentially a base builder after an apocalypse, where you try to expand your base to save as many people as you can, while not running out of...
Posted by P, on May 31, 2018 at 05:20 PM, in Gaming
Not really. Meltdown is a very specific bug,... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
Not really. Meltdown is a very specific bug, where Intel CPUs will make a speculative read to a protected memory area and only catch it when it goes to retire. This is a bug, there are no advantages...
Posted by P, on May 30, 2018 at 05:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, TSX is a mechanism. Say that you patch... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
No, TSX is a mechanism. Say that you patch Meltdown (which is strictly a bug, and only affects Intel anyway). Also say that you patch Spectre 2 (Branch Target Injection), which is arguably a bug as...
Posted by P, on May 29, 2018 at 03:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, it works like this: Spectre 1 relies on a... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
Well, it works like this: Spectre 1 relies on a speculative read that is never retired, but which can be detected because you can see in the cache which read was made speculatively. Meltdown relies...
Posted by P, on May 28, 2018 at 07:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Right now, transactional memory is one of the... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
Right now, transactional memory is one of the tricks used to make Spectre-like attacks happen. How would,using it widely help here?
Posted by P, on May 27, 2018 at 04:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It should select the best automatically, but if... 5,662 Views / 19 Replies  
It should select the best automatically, but if it doesn’t, RGB High is the highest quality if your TV supports it. If you use that now and the TV hasn’t exploded, you’re fine.
Posted by P, on May 23, 2018 at 04:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Personally, I think that they key is to obfuscate... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
Personally, I think that they key is to obfuscate the timing results for processes from userspace. All of these attacks rely on the cache being faster than main memory, and if you can’t detect that,...
Posted by P, on May 23, 2018 at 11:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And now there is a new Intel hardware bug, a... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
And now there is a new Intel hardware bug, a speculative store-to-load forwarding that can be exploited to leak information. More patches that cost some performance...
Posted by P, on May 22, 2018 at 03:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
”It sure is nice to get out of that bag!” 43,746 Views / 508 Replies  
”It sure is nice to get out of that bag!”
Posted by P, on May 22, 2018 at 06:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, there is no lag. I use an LG 27MU67, the... 856 Views / 1 Replies  
No, there is no lag. I use an LG 27MU67, the predecessor of that display you have, and there is no lag.

Performance when doing 3D gaming will of course be less.
Posted by P, on May 21, 2018 at 06:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The plan was Skylake - Cannonlake - Ice Lake -... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
The plan was Skylake - Cannonlake - Ice Lake - Sapphire Rapids, but then they kept pushing new names in between Skylake and Cannonlake. Coffeelake is a real change, but Kaby Lake was just a rename of...
Posted by P, on May 18, 2018 at 06:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any DisplayPort monitor will work as long as its... 1,222 Views / 4 Replies  
Any DisplayPort monitor will work as long as its max resolution is less than or equal to the max that your computer can support - just get a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable if you don’t already...
Posted by P, on May 17, 2018 at 02:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Most likely it does, yes. Exactly what format it... 5,662 Views / 19 Replies  
Most likely it does, yes. Exactly what format it uses will be negotiated to some extent between the receiver and the AppleTV, but HDMI supports up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio, so it is...
Posted by P, on May 15, 2018 at 05:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ark.intel.com. There is no way to figure it out... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
Ark.intel.com. There is no way to figure it out other than that.

Note that the guy that just got fired is the guy that developed the insane naming system, so there is maybe some hope there.
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Posted by P, on May 15, 2018 at 09:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That damn law was passed more than two years ago,... 55,419 Views / 753 Replies  
That damn law was passed more than two years ago, and I’m fairly sure that there was no stipulation that all the work to implement it had to happen the last few weeks.
Posted by P, on May 14, 2018 at 01:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The 10nm insanity keeps going. Intel is now... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
The 10nm insanity keeps going. Intel is now apparently shipping 2+0-style Cannonlake i3s (ie, dualcores without integrated graphics) to Lenovo, who put them in low-end laptops. i3-8121U is the name,...
Posted by P, on May 14, 2018 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was going to post the Intel and lasers thing,... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
I was going to post the Intel and lasers thing, but decided that it may be too esoteric, but anyway: Intel is shipping and selling Cannonlake 10nm CPUs, but they’re dualcores with the smallest...
Posted by P, on May 11, 2018 at 04:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Semi-relevant to the discussion: ... 3,641 Views / 53 Replies  
Semi-relevant to the discussion:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-07/qualcomm-is-said-to-plan-exit-from-server-chips-amid-cost-cuts

Qualcomm - who make Snapdragon chips, the most...
Posted by P, on May 9, 2018 at 05:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's how it used to work, anyway. I haven't... 1,249 Views / 16 Replies  
That's how it used to work, anyway. I haven't touched that setting in years, maybe they changed it?
Posted by P, on Apr 25, 2018 at 05:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Auto brightness will reduce brightness when in a... 1,249 Views / 16 Replies  
Auto brightness will reduce brightness when in a dark room, and never raise it above the max you set with the slider. In a vacuum, this means that auto brightness will reduce power consumption, but...
Posted by P, on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:55 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It varies a bit, but right now you can upgrade... 2,677 Views / 34 Replies  
It varies a bit, but right now you can upgrade the RAM in all iMacs and the MP, and not in any other model. It is however really finicky to get to in some iMacs, but Apple will do it for you.

All...
Posted by P, on Apr 25, 2018 at 03:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
The last battery cell in your iPad is broken and... 1,249 Views / 16 Replies  
The last battery cell in your iPad is broken and cannot support the iPad on what voltage it can supply, so yes, replacement.



I didn't like the results of when I had my old iPad mini fixed at a...
Posted by P, on Apr 23, 2018 at 05:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have always felt that the 2012 redesign of the... 2,677 Views / 34 Replies  
I have always felt that the 2012 redesign of the iMac was a mistake. The 27" didn't do so poorly, but the 21.5" is certainly worse than its predecessor. Somewhere in that era, Apple clearly decided...
Posted by P, on Apr 23, 2018 at 05:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I guess it’s optional in that you can just not... 2,140 Views / 33 Replies  
I guess it’s optional in that you can just not wire up one of the two outputs to a physical port, but other than that, no. All TB controllers are made this way.

The left and right ports thing is...
Posted by P, on Apr 19, 2018 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Logitech's mice are better, IMO. Have an MX... 2,140 Views / 33 Replies  
Logitech's mice are better, IMO. Have an MX Anywhere 2 as a travel mouse now - excellent little thing.
Posted by P, on Apr 19, 2018 at 05:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
Liquid cooling is more finicky, as a rule. There... 2,140 Views / 33 Replies  
Liquid cooling is more finicky, as a rule. There is a reason that pro systems tend to avoid it. Add in the fact that it limits upgradeability, and I don't think Apple will do a single liquid cooling...
Posted by P, on Apr 19, 2018 at 05:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
"Closed loop" liquid cooling means that each... 2,140 Views / 33 Replies  
"Closed loop" liquid cooling means that each thing to be cooled has its own pump and its own radiator. It is probably more common than "rolling your own" and connecting everything to the same pump...
Posted by P, on Apr 18, 2018 at 11:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
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