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Just sold a house in SoCal, where the market is... 40,953 Views / 118 Replies  
Just sold a house in SoCal, where the market is hot. The house sold for 20K more than a similar, but slightly larger and better house (and staged and in better condition) in the same area a few...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 29, 2020 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Used to play a lot during high school. Every... 840 Views / 8 Replies  
Used to play a lot during high school. Every lunch in fact. Was #1 in high school unofficially. Haven't played as much since then. Played against the computer and sister a few times and that is all....
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 29, 2020 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As mentioned above, duplicating a folder with... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
As mentioned above, duplicating a folder with many files inside. Also, opening a large Excel or Numbers file. Converting between formats. Scrolling a large PDF.

I wonder what is the holdup for an...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 26, 2020 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really hate synthetic benchmarks. I wish more... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
I really hate synthetic benchmarks. I wish more people would post real-world tests like duplicating files (huge files and thousands of small files), etc. I also wish that more people post non-video...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 25, 2020 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was initially undecided between 8 or 16 GB of... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
I was initially undecided between 8 or 16 GB of RAM, but upon watching the videos of people editing videos on their eight GB Macs with no issues, I’ve decided to save the $200 and order a 8GB model....
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 21, 2020 at 02:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, the name Codeweavers sure does bring back... 1,428 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow, the name Codeweavers sure does bring back memories. I used to use their programs years ago to start coding.

Would benefit Apple if can still run Windows on Mac.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 19, 2020 at 04:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All reviewers seem to LOVE the M1 powered Macs.... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
All reviewers seem to LOVE the M1 powered Macs. Fast speed and amazing better life and app compatibility. Win, win, win.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 17, 2020 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where I live, there are supposed to be several... 113,107 Views / 401 Replies  
Where I live, there are supposed to be several typhoons by now, but not a single one has hit or even came near here. Huge lack of rain. Very unusual weather.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 17, 2020 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When Apple made the jump to Intel, they also... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
When Apple made the jump to Intel, they also didn't initially change the chassis design. Kind of weird, but ok.

Integrating the RAM with the CPU/SoC may be good, but will forever mean...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 15, 2020 at 10:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And many new electric cars or hybrid cars now... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
And many new electric cars or hybrid cars now have a line or multiple lines of neon blue around the grill to show that they are electric! How weird is that? First, why blue and not green? Second, why...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 15, 2020 at 08:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not sure if I am like the new sheets replacement,... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
Not sure if I am like the new sheets replacement, but they are more jarring. I never really liked the sheets, because the animation of it was just too slow, no matter what Mac you had. I wish it...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 15, 2020 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Very nice idea for the wrong house. Just needs... 1,349 Views / 17 Replies  
Very nice idea for the wrong house. Just needs 1-2 dumpsters. I like how they sectioned off the kitchen and dining room from the living room using furniture.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 13, 2020 at 03:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Kind of related but updated to Big Sur and so far... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
Kind of related but updated to Big Sur and so far like the interface changes. It actually fixed the Calendar application which can now scroll now!

Love the new iOS esque widgets.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 13, 2020 at 03:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks. Take a look at the new all electric iX.... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Thanks. Take a look at the new all electric iX. The grill is all fake, but yet has a grill.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 11, 2020 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I plan on buying a Mac mini. Undecided whether... 2,304 Views / 78 Replies  
I plan on buying a Mac mini. Undecided whether base model or not. I only use PDF app, Word, Safari, chat apps, and email. My photo collection is quite large though.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 11, 2020 at 08:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Back to sight lines, the one out the back of the... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Back to sight lines, the one out the back of the Model 3 are absolutely horrible. Without the rearview camera, I couldn't see a four foot person maybe 10 feet behind my car. I can't see a sedan...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 9, 2020 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I do, but I often tap on my phone to see the... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Oh, I do, but I often tap on my phone to see the date and not the charging status. I tap it once and I see the charging status (which I want sometimes) and then 1.5 seconds later, the date appears...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 9, 2020 at 01:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know how other manufacturers are going to... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I don't know how other manufacturers are going to solve mass producing batteries. And even if they do, how to keep them charged up? The current network of EV charging, at least in the US, is quite a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 9, 2020 at 01:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to think that before when I first saw it... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I used to think that before when I first saw it but then I thought it was a stroke of genius. Why put a grill there when there doesn't need to be a grill? If it is fake, then don't put it on. Let it...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 9, 2020 at 01:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cancer is one of the most hated things in the... 1,234 Views / 5 Replies  
Cancer is one of the most hated things in the world. I lost a love one to it. Must eat healthily and live healthily but sometimes it just happens.

Forgot to add that I used to watch a lot of...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 8, 2020 at 06:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iOS most annoying feature is when you plug in... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
iOS most annoying feature is when you plug in your iPhone to be charged and then tap the screen to check the date and all it shows is the battery percentage and not the date. Wait a bit and then the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 5, 2020 at 08:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never a big fan of iPods despite owning 2-3 of... 2,002 Views / 16 Replies  
Never a big fan of iPods despite owning 2-3 of them over the years. My favorite is the iPod shuffle USB stick version, but I never wore that around my neck like a weirdo.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 2, 2020 at 04:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got my first smartwatch, an Apple watch series 6... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Got my first smartwatch, an Apple watch series 6 in blue with a blue band. It is nice and I turned off all of what I would consider as being silly features or minor irritants, such as breathing and...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 29, 2020 at 03:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not something that you see every day. ... 406,738 Views / 1,190 Replies  
Not something that you see every day.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-54715327
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 28, 2020 at 04:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got my sunglasses and they are fine. Had the guy... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Got my sunglasses and they are fine. Had the guy tighten them but they are still a bit loose. Any suggestions? These don't have the rubber nose pads like regular glasses have; they just have a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 5, 2020 at 04:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I went to pick them up and they looked nice. I... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
I went to pick them up and they looked nice. I tilted my head down and the glasses came off easily. The guy said need to adjust the frames and pointed to some machine to be used. He popped the lenses...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 24, 2020 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I came close to buying an Apple Watch Series 5... 4,381 Views / 33 Replies  
I came close to buying an Apple Watch Series 5 last year, but didn't. Kind of want the Series 6, but probably still won't buy. I want a simple watch with a round face (so it looks like a typical...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 22, 2020 at 01:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Won't be buying. Still using the current... 4,381 Views / 33 Replies  
Won't be buying. Still using the current generation of iPad mini with LTE. Love the small form factor.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 18, 2020 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bought my first ever pair of prescription... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Bought my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses at Costco today. Can't wait. I went to another store and they said that they couldn't do prescription sunglasses and recommended me to buy a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 15, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Make youtube videos. Seriously, I am considering... 3,032 Views / 7 Replies  
Make youtube videos. Seriously, I am considering doing the same. Post something random that you are good at, make it a bit funny and maybe get some viewers. One guy has 351,000 followers and makes 8k...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 5, 2020 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it does matter, but only for your 1st one to... 5,179 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes, it does matter, but only for your 1st one to two jobs, and then it doesn't matter. Had a 55+ year old guy apply for a job at my company and I was reviewing his resume. He still uses a Harvard...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Set menus for restaurants. Sure you get more... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Set menus for restaurants.

Sure you get more food for your money and includes a dessert and a drink, but I'm going to order ala carte from now on. Every set menu has at least one, maybe two dishes...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I walk outside freshly showered and wearing... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
I walk outside freshly showered and wearing shorts and less than 20 seconds later, a fly lands on my leg. I shake it off and it comes again and repeat many times over until I move somewhere else...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2020 at 07:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple doesn't deserve this valuation. It isn't... 5,395 Views / 21 Replies  
Apple doesn't deserve this valuation. It isn't that important. Sure it is important but 2 trillion dollars worth? No.

Facebook is another example of a company that is wonderfully overvalued. It...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2020 at 07:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a bicycle pump for my car (model 3).... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I bought a bicycle pump for my car (model 3). Very useful and no need to visit the gas station anymore.

edit: I mean go to the gas station to fill up my car tires with air.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 17, 2020 at 04:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What are those notification windows that appear... 234,575 Views / 672 Replies  
What are those notification windows that appear in websites called? They have small [x] on there to close and are usually positioned on the top of the browser and fill up the entire width but can...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 17, 2020 at 04:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Been reviewing resumes and interviewing people... 13,053 Views / 26 Replies  
Been reviewing resumes and interviewing people again. As mentioned before, it is standard practice here and apparently common to use a very old picture of yourself. One 33 years old guy used a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 4, 2020 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't like eating dumplings. Probably only eat... 35,116 Views / 142 Replies  
I don't like eating dumplings. Probably only eat it 2x a year. When I do, I only eat the Chinese ones with ground pork and yellow chives (hate the green ones).

A dumpling is not necessarily some...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 2, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uber's "increased demand" fees are irritating. I... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Uber's "increased demand" fees are irritating. I wanted to go to work today, so I checked Uber and it was quoting me $20+ USD to go to work because of "increased demand," whereas the normal price...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 2, 2020 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Youtubers who say "Hey guys, welcome back to X... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Youtubers who say "Hey guys, welcome back to X channel" and then "Remember to hit the like button and subscribe." Super annoying. And they fill up their video with a lot of worthless stuff. I usually...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 29, 2020 at 07:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, I am still here also. Keep on posting. Apple... 5,494 Views / 25 Replies  
Hey, I am still here also. Keep on posting. Apple is going back to a RISC design.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 28, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone use the Logitech MX Keys? Thinking of... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Anyone use the Logitech MX Keys? Thinking of getting one.

https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mx-keys-wireless-keyboard.920-009294.html
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 22, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
QC for my Model 3 is fine. No issues at all,... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
QC for my Model 3 is fine. No issues at all, besides some basic software quirks. Case in point is when I had to reset my car this morning before I could enter my pin.

Only real flaws are some...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 22, 2020 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I own a model 3 performance model and love it.... 358,985 Views / 1,213 Replies  
I own a model 3 performance model and love it. Instant acceleration is great. New over the air features are good also. Keeps the car fresh.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 20, 2020 at 10:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trying to pay the credit card bill on my phone... 112,225 Views / 489 Replies  
Trying to pay the credit card bill on my phone (or maybe computer?) and the system doesn't allow me to enter the decimal point. I have to keep on adding zeros until the decimal point is in the proper...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 17, 2020 at 03:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't know about the guy but I hate Mythbusters.... 4,339 Views / 11 Replies  
Don't know about the guy but I hate Mythbusters. Just because you can't prove it doesn't mean it is busted. And, their ways of proving something is just too comical for my liking. Yes, others like...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 15, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Although it is not a simple invention per se, but... 6,948 Views / 16 Replies  
Although it is not a simple invention per se, but I love my cheap $8 Casio solar powered calculator. It is always on and the battery never needs to be replaced, because it has none.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 15, 2020 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oatmeal raisin cookies are indeed good. I got a... 35,116 Views / 142 Replies  
Oatmeal raisin cookies are indeed good. I got a bag of Pepperidge Farm's Santa Cruz SOFT BAKED oatmeal raisin cookies right on my office desk.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 14, 2020 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am wishing for a MBA with integrated 4G just... 35,861 Views / 189 Replies  
I am wishing for a MBA with integrated 4G just like their iPads. I get unlimited internet here for around $35 a month and having an always on connection would be extremely nice for me.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 13, 2020 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Basic privacy question 3,380 Views / 2 Replies  
Assume that I am inside a hotel or an office or a cafe using the business' wifi network on my MacBook and assume that the network uses a simple password.

Can the business see what applications are...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 1, 2020 at 07:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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