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Basic privacy question 301 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
Benchmarks are out and it shows the A12Z, on... 2,877 Views / 162 Replies  
Benchmarks are out and it shows the A12Z, on Rosetta applications, 27% lower than an equivalent iPad Pro. Not bad, I would say considering optimization still needs to be done (got to take out the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 30, 2020 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I park under a tree at a paid parking lot near my... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
I park under a tree at a paid parking lot near my office (no office parking lot). Of course, it is because of the hot weather. But I get lots and large bird poop on my car almost every day.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 30, 2020 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A 16" MBP will last you a long time and Apple... 2,877 Views / 162 Replies  
A 16" MBP will last you a long time and Apple will be supporting it for another 5 years. Additionally, the first Apple Silicon Macs will most likely be lower end Macs, such as the iMac and the Mac...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Curious how well the A12Z benchmarks considering... 2,877 Views / 162 Replies  
Curious how well the A12Z benchmarks considering it is running a different and more full-featured OS, but also in an envelope that has much higher thermal capacity and not limited to sipping battery...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 23, 2020 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thoughts: 1) Widgets in iOS similar to... 2,877 Views / 162 Replies  
Thoughts:

1) Widgets in iOS similar to Windows Tiles in Windows Phone. I say about time! I hated launching the Weather app just to view the weather.
2) ARM based Macs. Good! Intel has been...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 22, 2020 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never do that. I always cook rice with water... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
I never do that. I always cook rice with water and maybe a piece of garlic on top. Rice is used as cleanser -- something you eat between your other food to clean your mouth and adding broth doesn't...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Youtube thumbnails that have someone's face in a... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
Youtube thumbnails that have someone's face in a weird angry or distorted manner. It is so annoying that people have their faces like that. It is all clickbait and I never click on them, but annoying...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 15, 2020 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
yes, sorry. My mistake. 804 Views / 4 Replies  
yes, sorry. My mistake.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 15, 2020 at 01:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So many "x" to click when I visit a webpage. So... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
So many "x" to click when I visit a webpage. So many "pop-ups" that have an "x" close box makes the webpage so annoying.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I kind of agree, but cold meatloaf is also good... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
I kind of agree, but cold meatloaf is also good in a sandwich.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From 1 billion to 1.5 billion in such a short... 804 Views / 4 Replies  
From 1 billion to 1.5 billion in such a short period of time is amazing. Unfortunately, I didn't have any AAPL during this time period. MSFT is not that far behind.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Synthetic benchmarks to test computers and... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
Synthetic benchmarks to test computers and phones' processing and GPU power. All I want are real life benchmarks, such as rendering a video or frame rates of a game. Speaking of, how about not just...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I also wish that Apple went with AMD or at least... 2,877 Views / 162 Replies  
I also wish that Apple went with AMD or at least the option of AMD inside. ARM inside a laptop doesn't bring much these days. Intel battery life is already pretty good. Lasts a full day for me. The...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2020 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Root beer float is amazing. I made poached... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
Root beer float is amazing.

I made poached eggs today, but I cracked one egg into a small bowl filled with water and steamed it for a few mins. Removed the egg using a silicon spatula and it was...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2020 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hear putting a piece of toilet paper over your... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
I hear putting a piece of toilet paper over your nose and under the mask helps. Also, wash your glasses with shaving cream. It helps a lot.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Taking off my face mask somehow almost always... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
Taking off my face mask somehow almost always also takes off my glasses. The ear bands always tangle with my glasses frames. I don't understand it. Doesn't matter if I put my glasses on first or last.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 28, 2020 at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I have to go to work like normal last month or so. 4,693 Views / 45 Replies  
I have to go to work like normal last month or so.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 24, 2020 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I took a few AP exams in high school and passed... 1,808 Views / 14 Replies  
I took a few AP exams in high school and passed all of them except for the American government one. I got a 2 on that. Really not sure how as I scored highest marks on the Golden State Exam (or...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 21, 2020 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Should be some kind of termination fee like... 1,808 Views / 14 Replies  
Should be some kind of termination fee like paying 3 months instead of the full 18 months.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 21, 2020 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfair fees 1,808 Views / 14 Replies  
One time I owned a very small foreign company overseas. I was forced by the landlord to close (my building and an adjoining building were going to be combined to make a restaurant). I had to close...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 20, 2020 at 01:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wish I could post pictures here also, but I made... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
Wish I could post pictures here also, but I made a nice Chinese claypot meal with spareribs and lotus root with fermented tofu and Grandpa's chicken sauce. Very nice. Leftovers for lunch and...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 18, 2020 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Luckily, my house is fairly large with only 2... 1,601 Views / 9 Replies  
Luckily, my house is fairly large with only 2 people, and there are no quarantine rules where I live. But have to work from home sometimes.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 28, 2020 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Totally agree. I never even heard of Zoom until... 1,794 Views / 17 Replies  
Totally agree. I never even heard of Zoom until 1.5 months ago and find it is a publicly traded company.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 24, 2020 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Avocados are good. I like them sliced between two... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
Avocados are good. I like them sliced between two slices of bread with mayo. Nothing else.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 24, 2020 at 04:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Still using my iPhone 11 Pro, but I disabled Face... 3,114 Views / 46 Replies  
Still using my iPhone 11 Pro, but I disabled Face ID and put the passcode to enable after 5 mins (1 min is not enough, 2 mins would have been perfect but no such option(. Much easier for when I'm...
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 22, 2020 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely like trying new Dorritos flavors. 314,177 Views / 1,173 Replies  
I definitely like trying new Dorritos flavors.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 22, 2020 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not going to buy it. Kind of hoping would be... 3,114 Views / 46 Replies  
I'm not going to buy it. Kind of hoping would be in the iPhone 4 body shape. Maybe that is for the iPhone 12. Will sell like hotcakes considering Touch ID and cheap price.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 17, 2020 at 03:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder if people are going to change their... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
I wonder if people are going to change their palate because of the virus affects what they can eat and what they can obtain. Potatoes changed Ireland and tomatoes greatly changed Indian cuisine (from...
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 17, 2020 at 03:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
People eating more carbs. It is good. They are... 5,153 Views / 134 Replies  
People eating more carbs. It is good. They are filing and easy to make and store. Only issue is that cooking pasta takes up a lot of water. And al dente pasta is disgusting (to me). Needs to be...
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 13, 2020 at 08:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Similar issue for me. But I think my iPhone 7... 4,693 Views / 45 Replies  
Similar issue for me. But I think my iPhone 7 registers my key presses better than my 11 Pro.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 13, 2020 at 08:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With this virus issue afoot, people can't make... 174,947 Views / 665 Replies  
With this virus issue afoot, people can't make their rent payments. It is weird why people cannot make their rent payment once they lose their jobs. Everyone should have at least 2 months (more like...
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 13, 2020 at 08:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Woking at home for the next 2 weeks is good. When... 4,693 Views / 45 Replies  
Woking at home for the next 2 weeks is good. When I go to work the next week, I'm required to do a forehead temp check before entering the building and need to wear a mask inside the building lobby...
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 8, 2020 at 04:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Work in the office. Besides one week from working... 4,693 Views / 45 Replies  
Work in the office. Besides one week from working at home (in early Feb), been in the office 9.5 hour a day (including lunch). I bring my lunch most days to avoid people.
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never had a sleep study done before. Maybe I do... 174,947 Views / 665 Replies  
Never had a sleep study done before. Maybe I do have sleep apnea, but I'm ok doing what I do currently.
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 23, 2020 at 07:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not a question but a statement. I have a snoring... 174,947 Views / 665 Replies  
Not a question but a statement. I have a snoring problem and it has affected my quality of life. Feel tired during the day. Been taping my mouth shut at night the last two plus weeks and I can say...
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I’m actually living in a country next to China... 4,693 Views / 45 Replies  
I’m actually living in a country next to China (secret) and for the most part, everything has been normal. I worked from home one week last month but that was optional. People wear masks everywhere,...
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 19, 2020 at 06:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A mirror is wonderful. Made of glass but... 2,431 Views / 13 Replies  
A mirror is wonderful. Made of glass but reflective so you can see yourself. Before, people would have no idea how they looked. They can only see others or maybe get a portrait of themselves done...
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 8, 2020 at 11:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ceramic dishes are also nice. They don't leak,... 2,431 Views / 13 Replies  
Ceramic dishes are also nice. They don't leak, can place in the microwave, oven (sometimes), and the dishwasher. They don't stain. Simple brush with a sponge easily removes grime. A great marvel.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 4, 2020 at 10:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Best simple inventions 2,431 Views / 13 Replies  
I deal a lot with inventions; it is part of my job, in fact. I sit at my office desk sipping tea from a tea cup poured from a Thermos(tm) bottle. Water that is 2 hours old but still piping hot. There...
Posted by mindwaves, on Mar 3, 2020 at 09:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Had a woops moment when my car alarm system went... 111,334 Views / 551 Replies  
Had a woops moment when my car alarm system went off when one tire was being repaired due to a screw puncture. That was very loud.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jan 20, 2020 at 03:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Umbrella bags for when you walk into a shopping... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
Umbrella bags for when you walk into a shopping center on a rainy day. Complete waste of plastic. Just shake your umbrella dry in a safe area and put it in your bag (in another bag if you must) or...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jan 14, 2020 at 05:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm ok with a 720p TV. Seriously. 2,499 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm ok with a 720p TV. Seriously.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jan 2, 2020 at 05:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50947404 ... 314,177 Views / 1,173 Replies  
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50947404

Has to be one of the weirdest ways to die.
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 30, 2019 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would like to, but I'm too old to tinker with... 2,161 Views / 5 Replies  
I would like to, but I'm too old to tinker with such things now. I rather buy something ready made and feature purpose than to create something new. That and I'm a poor coder.
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 30, 2019 at 03:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hopefully met my future spouse in 2019. Time... 1,917 Views / 2 Replies  
I hopefully met my future spouse in 2019. Time will tell. I do feel she is very wonderful.
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 28, 2019 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, you are right. I guess I was referring to... 24,475 Views / 140 Replies  
Yeah, you are right. I guess I was referring to Sentry Mode, not Dashcam mode. Sentry mode takes video of stuff happening around the car when parked.

I accidentally activated it too this morning...
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 24, 2019 at 11:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got a Tesla Model 3 with Dashcam and it records... 24,475 Views / 140 Replies  
I got a Tesla Model 3 with Dashcam and it records stuff that are not even remotely relevant. Luckily there is a website that allows easy perusal of the video. https://sentrycam.appspot.com
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 23, 2019 at 03:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That is the argument some people make, but others... 2,954 Views / 12 Replies  
That is the argument some people make, but others may say that we are the only humans capable of drinking milk from another species, therefore it is ok. I find it weird myself, but I'm not against it...
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 17, 2019 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, but mostly, I'm looking for a basic solid... 67,829 Views / 406 Replies  
Thanks, but mostly, I'm looking for a basic solid color polo shirt. Something cheap but can wear to the office. Almost impossible to find these days.
Posted by mindwaves, on Dec 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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