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It's been a long time since I was here, but there... 9,700 Views / 135 Replies  
It's been a long time since I was here, but there was a point when MacNN was a huge part of my life; I even moderated for several years. I've moved on, but I have a lot of fond memories, and I'm...
Posted by Millennium, on Jun 21, 2016 at 09:19 AM, in Mac News
As you pointed out, though, both Apple and NeXT... 1,908 Views / 70 Replies  
As you pointed out, though, both Apple and NeXT have a lot of experience working across processor architectures and even across operating systems. NeXTStep itself -the technological precursor to OSX-...
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: IIRC, he left a big list of ideas with Apple, and... 1,492 Views / 39 Replies  
IIRC, he left a big list of ideas with Apple, and they thought it may take a few years to get through it all.
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Isn't Mexico City built on the site of... 1,017 Views / 20 Replies  
Isn't Mexico City built on the site of Tenochtitlan, which itself was built on a lake (not islands in the lake, for the most part, but actually on the lake)? I can see digging into an area of the...
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never done the colon cleansing thing, nor do... 1,553 Views / 36 Replies  
I've never done the colon cleansing thing, nor do I intend to. Unless, of course, you count eating at Taco Bell. :D
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not about turning it into a pissing match:... 6,593 Views / 216 Replies  
It's not about turning it into a pissing match: it's painting a realistic picture of the man's legacy. Not all bad, not even bad on balance, but not wholly good either. RMS goes too far in his...
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You know, now that I think about it, bring... 1,908 Views / 70 Replies  
You know, now that I think about it, bring Nintendo in on this. Consult with them to figure out exactly what the nature of Shigeru Miyamoto's position is, and then give Woz an analogous position and...
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is also true. Jobs' legacy, truth be told,... 6,593 Views / 216 Replies  
This is also true. Jobs' legacy, truth be told, is a complex one: he did many good things for the industry, but he also did some very, very bad things. I hope that, with time, the good will prove to...
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 10, 2011 at 06:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: No, though I'm forced to admit that there's a... 1,078 Views / 40 Replies  
No, though I'm forced to admit that there's a time in my life when I would probably have done so.
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 9, 2011 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This. Metaphorically speaking, Woz was the artist... 1,908 Views / 70 Replies  
This. Metaphorically speaking, Woz was the artist while Jobs was the muse. Both were of vital importance, but neither could really fill the other's role.
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 7, 2011 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
xkcd: Eternal Flame (http://xkcd.com/961/) ... 6,593 Views / 216 Replies  
xkcd: Eternal Flame (http://xkcd.com/961/)

Add another one to the list of tributes. Poignant while still being, well, xkcd.
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's been years since I last came here, and I'm... 6,593 Views / 216 Replies  
It's been years since I last came here, and I'm no longer the Mac-zealot I once was. But it seems appropriate to come back here to discuss this. My formative years, online and off, would have been...
Posted by Millennium, on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iBook G4 Video Trouble 647 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got an iBook G4 that seems to be developing the issue where the video chip's connection to the motherboard has gone intermittent. My iBook isn't among the serial numbers in the Apple logic board...
Posted by Millennium, on Jun 14, 2007 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Jerry Falwell: 1933-2007 2,524 Views / 94 Replies  
Jerry Falwell is dead (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/15/jerry.falwell.ap/index.html). Details are still unknown, but it seems likely to have been some kind of cardiac thing. Apparently he was found...
Posted by Millennium, on May 15, 2007 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Basically, Web 2.0 is a model where individual... 983 Views / 26 Replies  
Basically, Web 2.0 is a model where individual pages act as applications, rather than the whole site acts as an application via multiple pages. This is usually achieved via AJAX technology or any of...
Posted by Millennium, on May 4, 2007 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, I was talking more about his proposal... 1,070 Views / 31 Replies  
Actually, I was talking more about his proposal to register minorities with the government. Either that, or the time when he said that he'd make minorities wear identifying badges if only he could...
Posted by Millennium, on May 4, 2007 at 06:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The subsidies need to go, as the oil industry no... 1,836 Views / 74 Replies  
The subsidies need to go, as the oil industry no longer needs them. This much can be discerned by even a casual reading of their SEC statements.

As for taking away whatever other money they make,...
Posted by Millennium, on May 4, 2007 at 06:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know which is sadder: the fact that... 1,070 Views / 31 Replies  
I don't know which is sadder: the fact that Sarkozy makes Bush look positively liberal on a number of issues, or the fact that even Sarkozy is not the scariest candidate in these elections.
Posted by Millennium, on May 4, 2007 at 05:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've always really liked the evillaugh smiley... 681 Views / 9 Replies  
I've always really liked the evillaugh smiley from the D&D forums. It looks like I got beaten to the punch posting it, though.
Posted by Millennium, on May 4, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I tend to agree with you, which is why I suspect... 1,311 Views / 42 Replies  
I tend to agree with you, which is why I suspect this theory to be loudly denounced in the gay community: it points to a case where the "gay gene" theory doesn't hold.
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 25, 2007 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, the classic liberal cry of "Do More!" with no... 2,067 Views / 77 Replies  
Ah, the classic liberal cry of "Do More!" with no idea on what to do.

But as it happens, Clinton did want to Do More. Specifically, he wanted to plant wiretap devices in every phone in the nation;...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 17, 2007 at 10:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, they couldn't. The warning only mentioned... 2,067 Views / 77 Replies  
No, they couldn't. The warning only mentioned hijacking planes; there was nothing about using the planes as weapons. Therefore, there was no reason to believe that any alteration of the "always...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 17, 2007 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The warning that someone might do something with... 2,067 Views / 77 Replies  
The warning that someone might do something with an airplane at some point in a five-month window? What could you possibly do with a warning like that? This doesn't shrink the haystack enough to make...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 16, 2007 at 05:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Both sides are risking soldiers' lives by playing... 2,106 Views / 103 Replies  
Both sides are risking soldiers' lives by playing politics. One is risking far more, by trying to set an arbitrary and capricious deadline for things that can have no set date.
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 11, 2007 at 12:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So were the Balkans under the Soviet Union, and... 1,891 Views / 59 Replies  
So were the Balkans under the Soviet Union, and for the same reason: a party ostensibly uninvolved in any one faction -the "third party" I was talking about, in this case Saddam- clamped down on all...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 9, 2007 at 04:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Dramatic, perhaps. But it's extremely difficult... 1,891 Views / 59 Replies  
Dramatic, perhaps. But it's extremely difficult to argue that it won't happen; there just isn't a lot of room for doubt in the data we have. We're talking about ethnic groups that have been fighting...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 9, 2007 at 10:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ultimately, what you need is either some kind of... 1,751 Views / 41 Replies  
Ultimately, what you need is either some kind of upscaler or a CRT-based HDTV. The extra blurriness you're seeing isn't in your head, but neither is it an inherent fault of SD: it's what happens when...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 9, 2007 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm inclined to agree. PowerPoint isn't... 1,515 Views / 54 Replies  
I'm inclined to agree. PowerPoint isn't inherently bad, but very few people know how to make proper use of it -I can't do it either- and the program itself makes no attempt to guide the user toward...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 5, 2007 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The "quality" argument is bogus, given that... 2,169 Views / 80 Replies  
The "quality" argument is bogus, given that almost no one will actually be able to hear any difference anyway. Ultimately, all you're really paying for is the fair use rights you're already...
Posted by Millennium, on Apr 2, 2007 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sooner or later it's bound to happen. It might... 3,573 Views / 147 Replies  
Sooner or later it's bound to happen. It might not be next year, it might not even be in our lifetimes, but as long as transportation and communication allow us to transport people around the globe...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 31, 2007 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
True, but I don't think Blair actually believes... 3,573 Views / 147 Replies  
True, but I don't think Blair actually believes Iran is actually trying to fool anyone either. He's calling their bluff, and as long as he's willing to back that up with action, that's not a cowardly...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 31, 2007 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, if the show has in fact jumped the shark,... 257,278 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Well, if the show has in fact jumped the shark, then pulling out these four new Cylons ex recto will be the point where it happened. That said, it's not really going to be possible to know whether it...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 28, 2007 at 10:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ultimately, it comes down to this: the students... 1,956 Views / 61 Replies  
Ultimately, it comes down to this: the students don't want to learn. If they wanted to learn, they would do so. We see this all the time, particularly in students who fail every subject but one or...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 26, 2007 at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of my wording there was poor, I will admit.... 1,372 Views / 21 Replies  
Some of my wording there was poor, I will admit. But when you start allowing sex as consideration in contracts, you essentially take away that party's ability to change his or her mind: sex is...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 19, 2007 at 09:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
State-sanctioned prostitution is dangerous,... 1,372 Views / 21 Replies  
State-sanctioned prostitution is dangerous, because it gives legal recognition to contracts using sex as consideration, which itself throws rape into a serious grey area where it may at times be...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 19, 2007 at 07:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
...in other news, 17% of Americans are not... 1,792 Views / 96 Replies  
...in other news, 17% of Americans are not examining their media hard enough.

All media is biased, one way or another. This cannot be avoided; media providers are human beings with only an...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 16, 2007 at 12:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Um... that's illegal. At least in the US, minors... 1,557 Views / 54 Replies  
Um... that's illegal. At least in the US, minors can't sign binding contracts. There's no penalty for it, except for the fact that the contract is void, but if the Gay/Straight Alliance is resorting...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 14, 2007 at 10:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure I understand the point of this post.... 7,451 Views / 390 Replies  
I'm not sure I understand the point of this post. It's difficult if not possible to deny that this man's religion had an influence here. Is your question on whether all such beliefs stem solely from...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 13, 2007 at 12:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Resistance groups did in fact persist that long.... 1,791 Views / 86 Replies  
Resistance groups did in fact persist that long. They were weaker, but the methods the US used to ensure that would be completely unacceptable today.
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 12, 2007 at 07:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
...what, because a violation of the Second... 1,588 Views / 52 Replies  
...what, because a violation of the Second Amendment has been corrected? It seems to me that this is a good day for the Constitution, perhaps the first in quite a while.

Given that DC's murder...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 11, 2007 at 11:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
As opposed to the person who thinks nations can... 1,791 Views / 86 Replies  
As opposed to the person who thinks nations can be built in a year or four?

No, you did not. You bumped up troop numbers using what amounts to slave labor, but that's not a plan.

When have I...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 06:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, then, give us a Plan B that doesn't reduce... 1,791 Views / 86 Replies  
Well, then, give us a Plan B that doesn't reduce to cut-and-run.

Actually, let me revise that: give us a plan that wouldn't violate current international law six ways from Sunday, and doesn't...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The basic effects are the same as could come from... 2,834 Views / 72 Replies  
The basic effects are the same as could come from sex between any two people: issues with attachment, with power dynamics, with morality (personal or external; it can often happen either way), and so...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All right then, let's look at statistics. About... 2,834 Views / 72 Replies  
All right then, let's look at statistics. About how many 12-year-olds, expressed as a percentage of a whole, would you say are truly ready?

If you really want to get to the age at which people are...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congratulations! 1,670 Views / 52 Replies  
Congratulations!
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So what? A failed experiment is being discarded,... 1,588 Views / 52 Replies  
So what? A failed experiment is being discarded, just as it should be. If anything is remarkable about it, it's only the fact that we don't jettison failed experiments often enough and so this is...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 11:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Have you no sense of time?! Even conquered... 1,791 Views / 86 Replies  
Have you no sense of time?! Even conquered nations take more than a year to build.

Show me even one historical example of a nation being conquered and restabilized in four years or less. Show me...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 10, 2007 at 11:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You honestly think a 12-year-old is ready to... 2,834 Views / 72 Replies  
You honestly think a 12-year-old is ready to handle the physical, emotional, and societal consequences of sex?
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 9, 2007 at 07:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That doesn't necessarily mean it's appropriate to... 2,834 Views / 72 Replies  
That doesn't necessarily mean it's appropriate to have it wherever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want.
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 9, 2007 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
is there anyone left in comics other than Uncle... 2,010 Views / 14 Replies  
is there anyone left in comics other than Uncle Ben who, having died, hasn't come back from the dead at least once? In the past couple of years, the remaining two of The Big Three (Jason Todd and...
Posted by Millennium, on Mar 7, 2007 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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