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My brief 2015 Macbook Air 13", 2016 MacBook Pro 13", and 2017 Macbook 12" comparison 543 Views / 3 Replies  
I had previously owned a 2012 MacBook Pro 15" and a 2008 or so MacBook Pro 15". I bought a MacBook Air for portability purposes and love it and still use it today. However, the screen isnt that good,...
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 9, 2017 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Print 2 PDF. I just tried it. 204 Views / 3 Replies  
Print 2 PDF. I just tried it.
Posted by mindwaves, on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:32 PM, in Applications
I just bought 2 dozen KK donuts for the team.... 277 Views / 2 Replies  
I just bought 2 dozen KK donuts for the team. They are Halloween themed.
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Used to love candy corn and tootsie rolls. One... 240 Views / 9 Replies  
Used to love candy corn and tootsie rolls. One neighbor used to give full sized snicker bars!
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 30, 2017 at 11:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, correct. I have edited my post now. As for... 480 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes, correct. I have edited my post now. As for fitting, they seem to fit well. But I'm never going to use them for walking or running. Just for when I'm sitting down and/or moving about the house or...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 29, 2017 at 06:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My brief Beats X earphones vs Apple AirPods 480 Views / 20 Replies  
Bought Beats X and immediately hated it. 2 weeks in and they experienced red light of death and I had to send it in for repair/replacement. Took 2 weeks. But even that, that wire that joined the 2...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 29, 2017 at 06:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do people talk on the phone inside the... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
Why do people talk on the phone inside the elevator? First, it is annoying to hear someone's conversation especially in such tight enclosed places, and second, the elevator blocks most signals so the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 24, 2017 at 04:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Needles scare me like no other! I used to own... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
Needles scare me like no other! I used to own stock in BDX, one of the largest needle companies also!
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 18, 2017 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I commonly tether my MBP and iPad to my iPhone as... 2,199 Views / 35 Replies  
I commonly tether my MBP and iPad to my iPhone as a hotspot, both iDevices running iOS 11. With iOS 11, my iPad will not see my iPhone as a wifi hotspot UNLESS my MBP is first connected to my iPhone...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 18, 2017 at 03:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I use many chat applications unfortunately. It... 414 Views / 10 Replies  
I use many chat applications unfortunately. It kind of depends on which country my friends are from. I use it on my iPad and iPhone and their desktop equivalents on my Mac.
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 8, 2017 at 10:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely will heed the carb warning and will... 607 Views / 21 Replies  
Definitely will heed the carb warning and will buy a sleep mask also. I used to wear one but the elastic band wore out and I never bothered buying another one, but they do work wonders. I think part...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 7, 2017 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't sleep (too many lights inside hotel room) 607 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm currently in a decent hotel room and I turned off the lights and the curtains completely block the outside light, but the inside of the room is still quite bright and not dark like I like it....
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 7, 2017 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I loved using Adium for quite some time. Love the... 414 Views / 10 Replies  
I loved using Adium for quite some time. Love the interface. Even had one of their t-shirts for a while. I also remember using iMessage for Mac on AIM. People loved the bubble interface. At that...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 6, 2017 at 07:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why are most news websites showing the killer... 3,913 Views / 289 Replies  
Why are most news websites showing the killer with his eyes closed? Surely they have a better picture than this.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 3, 2017 at 05:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Housekeeper who cleaned his room the day before... 3,913 Views / 289 Replies  
Housekeeper who cleaned his room the day before said she didn’t find anything suspicious. This may mean that he brought in his guns after the cleaning, or the housekeeper didn’t check under the beds...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 2, 2017 at 08:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The more plausible answer is someone from a... 3,913 Views / 289 Replies  
The more plausible answer is someone from a nearby hotel room heard the shooting and notified police.

This is the worse mass shooting in US recent history.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 2, 2017 at 09:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Las Vegas shooting 3,913 Views / 289 Replies  
So far, 20 dead, 100 injured.

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/CEC2/production/_98103925_capture.jpg

Focusing on the CIS side of this shooting, I would what would it have taken and...
Posted by mindwaves, on Oct 2, 2017 at 06:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I just bought a pan that is kind of similar to a... 1,044 Views / 48 Replies  
I just bought a pan that is kind of similar to a George Foreman grill in that it cooks on both sides at once, but is used on the stovetop. I'm going to try a butterflied chicken in there tonight.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I do admit that it is a bit disconcerting to me... 1,044 Views / 48 Replies  
I do admit that it is a bit disconcerting to me that when I buy eggs in the US, that the yolk often a pale yellow in color. When I buy eggs overseas, the yolk is a deep orange. Must be different...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No thought at all given to quality of life given... 1,044 Views / 48 Replies  
No thought at all given to quality of life given to the animal. What matters to me is quality for the money, nothing more. This doesn't necessarily mean I will buy the cheapest meats though.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 25, 2017 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had to look up what is a pizza puff and it’s... 480 Views / 9 Replies  
I had to look up what is a pizza puff and it’s possible family resemblance to the cheese puff. No such resemblance. It is more of a flat calzone.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, Safari 11 is out and I installed it and it... 2,468 Views / 98 Replies  
Well, Safari 11 is out and I installed it and it works well. I set it to never auto-play videos, which works great on CNN and Youtube. Finally! That and I found some great code to add to my Safari...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with the above that grilled sausages are... 1,044 Views / 48 Replies  
I agree with the above that grilled sausages are wonderful.

I also prefer cheaper cuts of meat. Fillet mignon, no way!

As an example, I also love pork butt. Place it in a slow cooker with some...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 20, 2017 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The best cuts of meat (the tastiest parts to eat) 1,044 Views / 48 Replies  
Meat lovers, please join in and tell us what kind of meat do you like (pork, beef, chicken, fish, etc) and which are the tastiest parts to eat. Welcome to share any recipes also.

For me, when I...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 19, 2017 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, the naming is a bit weird. It should have... 2,468 Views / 98 Replies  
Also, the naming is a bit weird. It should have been called iPhone Ex, not iPhone 10. Imagine the ensuing confusion.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Biggest surprise (considering the many leaks 2... 2,468 Views / 98 Replies  
Biggest surprise (considering the many leaks 2 days before) is the Apple designed 3 core GPU. I thought that they were not going to phase out Imagination Technologies until 2019.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Current user of iPhone 7. No plans to upgrade. I... 2,468 Views / 98 Replies  
Current user of iPhone 7. No plans to upgrade. I think using Apple Pay with iPhone X is going to be awkward.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 12, 2017 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the lady first asked me if I was traveling... 495 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah, the lady first asked me if I was traveling by myself and if that was the only luggage I had. I just had a backpack and a small messenger bag with me. Very scary. I remember going to LAX and...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 4, 2017 at 05:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Someone asked me to claim their luggage as my own 495 Views / 7 Replies  
I was at the airport waiting in line to go from one international flight to another. The person in front me said something to me and pointed to her luggage. I don't really speak the language but...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/keep... 752 Views / 2 Replies  
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/keep-numbers-column-row-names-in-view-while-scrolling-3515255/

Not quite the same, but...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 30, 2017 at 02:03 PM, in Applications
I've never been to Europe, and have been seeing... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
I've never been to Europe, and have been seeing it recently on some Gordon Ramsey shows. He does it to complete strangers regardless of their culture. I not fond of GR much, but I find his shows to...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 22, 2017 at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Too touchy-touchy, especially for a complete... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
Too touchy-touchy, especially for a complete stranger. Seems way too personal for me, and invades my personal space. A slight bit on the germ issue/being so close to someone to sense their...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 21, 2017 at 03:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some Europeans greet each other by kissing each... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
Some Europeans greet each other by kissing each other cheeks (both sides). Does anyone else find this extremely off-putting? I would never do that and would state to that person that I feel...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
new iOS 11 feature 372 Views / 4 Replies  
https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/17/ios-11-quickly-disable-touch-id/

I'm going to use this feature when I am in the airports. I don't do anything illegal, but this may be useful.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 17, 2017 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was using it for free for a month and just bought... 817 Views / 1 Replies  
Was using it for free for a month and just bought it. $15 is a bit pricey, but it hides 5 worthless menulets that cannot be hidden any other way.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:21 PM, in Applications
I've thought about mining it and even have the... 579 Views / 6 Replies  
I've thought about mining it and even have the funds to buy some nice AMD GPUs for the job, but it is still a thought!
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bartender 2 817 Views / 1 Replies  
Nice little app that I use exclusively to hide menulets from apps that won't let you disable them. Example of apps are Google Drive, Dropbox, Line, QQ, Skype(?), and others. I don't need them (having...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:00 PM, in Applications
My MacBook wouldn't recognize my Logitech BT... 2,191 Views / 3 Replies  
My MacBook wouldn't recognize my Logitech BT mouse using the default drivers. I had to install the drivers from Logitech and all was OK.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 2, 2017 at 06:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-40777401

"Selfie sticks in Indonesia are known as "tongsis", short for "tongkat narsis", which means narcissist stick"

Not ridiculous, but very...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 31, 2017 at 09:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got it from here:... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
I got it from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_University#Rankings

"Forbes ranks Troy as the 655th best school in the nation."

Not saying he is an imbecile. Just saying his school is...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Met a guy today who graduated 20 years ago from... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
Met a guy today who graduated 20 years ago from the 655th best university in the U.S. as a math major. He does minor English editing as his job, and considers himself as a mathematician!!!! He's just...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 25, 2017 at 03:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Live with it. It doesn't look bad and it doesn't... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
Live with it. It doesn't look bad and it doesn't touch your food.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That is pretty nice. I had someone try to steal... 21,575 Views / 403 Replies  
That is pretty nice. I had someone try to steal my Civic before. The person broke the exterior key lock, but didn't get in.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Still bewildering to me. I rather get takeout and... 591 Views / 13 Replies  
Still bewildering to me. I rather get takeout and not have to wash anything, or just cook myself. If lazy, get a Costco chicken and add veggies over rice. However, I guess that the main point is just...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Meal kits (Blue Apron/Amazon) 591 Views / 13 Replies  
Please note that I have never ordered one before, so my comments may be a bit off-based.

It is my understanding that these meal kits consist of raw, but pre-prepared food wrapped in plastic. All...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/201... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/07/19/how-these-dog-owners-battling-toxic-toads-protect-beloved-pets/490741001/#

Not a random ridiculousness topic, but I used to catch toads...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 19, 2017 at 02:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, that is interesting. Did you previously... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
Wow, that is interesting. Did you previously plant corn there or some unpopped corn land in the pot or a bird dropped a seed?
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 13, 2017 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That tiny box is probably a text box. Try typing... 1,314 Views / 2 Replies  
That tiny box is probably a text box. Try typing into it. To add a new signature, go to Tools --> Annotate --> Manage Signatures, or customize the toolbar to add the Markup toolbox.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 12, 2017 at 04:42 PM, in macOS
4:00 flowers grow quite well and they come back... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
4:00 flowers grow quite well and they come back year after year.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I totally agree. I just think it is ridiculous to... 22,254 Views / 468 Replies  
I totally agree. I just think it is ridiculous to me and perhaps the vast majority of people.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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