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Motion sensing for outside the vehicle? I didn’t... 10,006 Views / 95 Replies  
Motion sensing for outside the vehicle? I didn’t think that stuff worked through glass. Or do you mean it senses the vehicle moving, as in it got bumped?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I gotta get on this shit too. My buddy was... 10,006 Views / 95 Replies  
I gotta get on this shit too. My buddy was telling me about one that is wireless/battery and goes right on over the rear view mirror. Sounds interesting.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 12, 2019 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So is this stuff good or bad? Worth it? 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
So is this stuff good or bad? Worth it?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 12, 2019 at 09:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean.....we’re talking set-top boxes here. It’s... 3,243 Views / 32 Replies  
I mean.....we’re talking set-top boxes here. It’s not PC vs Mac or even Android vs iOS. One can transition from a Roku to an AppleTV in about 15 minutes. Once you’ve used one Netflix or Plex app,...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 30, 2019 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure why you’d need to replace the TV—it... 3,243 Views / 32 Replies  
I’m not sure why you’d need to replace the TV—it still functions as a screen, you don’t need to use those features. You can still add a set top box down the road. But it’s very handy not to require a...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 30, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got a new 55” LG OLED TV for the living room... 3,243 Views / 32 Replies  
I got a new 55” LG OLED TV for the living room and I’m super impressed with both picture quality and the set-top options. Comes with apps for Netflix, Prime, Plex and Airplay 2 (which does seem...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 30, 2019 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait, didn’t you have one of those econovans? Why... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
Wait, didn’t you have one of those econovans? Why are you renting? Did you get rid of it?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 27, 2019 at 01:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you’re renting a vehicle, you have to take at... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
If you’re renting a vehicle, you have to take at least four or five walkaround pictures before you drive off. Lesson learned.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The ATV4K is probably your best and easiest bet.... 3,243 Views / 32 Replies  
The ATV4K is probably your best and easiest bet. AirPlay is great, has streaming services and Plex. I gave Roku a try but went back to ATV.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started using the volume button and it’s fine, and just as precise. But for passengers, it’s impossible.

And there’s nothing worse than having all the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After trying it recently, I really hate the... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
After trying it recently, I really hate the touchscreen. Knobs. Buttons. Tactile feedback. That’s where it’s at.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 13, 2019 at 10:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you... 5,353 Views / 26 Replies  
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you with a super-tender meat with no bark or texture....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food... 5,353 Views / 26 Replies  
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food to death? Or is it some crazy preference for no food texture? :p
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait, you think people now have more IRL friends? 7,917 Views / 66 Replies  
Wait, you think people now have more IRL friends?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Now you’re finally speaking my language! ... 13,276 Views / 97 Replies  
Now you’re finally speaking my language!

Add Aaron Sorkin to this list! You can take that trademark snappy dialogue and shove it....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 7, 2019 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
go on... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
go on...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 6, 2019 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean....I’d obviously make them choose which is... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
I mean....I’d obviously make them choose which is my favourite


I mean, they certainly are—you can’t argue with the absolute performance gains of PDK, particularly as argued by rich dot com nerds...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. I can’t even believe there are non-poor... 4,314 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes. I can’t even believe there are non-poor first-world adults who haven’t been out of their own country—wowzers. The US is certainly great to visit—much variety. My personal fav spots outside of...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll be honest—those are incredibly different... 141,540 Views / 940 Replies  
I’ll be honest—those are incredibly different cars. Sure the S has beyond-incredible straightline acceleration, but I didn’t find it particularly exciting to drive other than that feature, which is...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll never say anything bad about Italian food,... 13,276 Views / 97 Replies  
I’ll never say anything bad about Italian food, but Paris is also incredible. You two are bonkers.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 10, 2019 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a beast! Legend. 1,826 Views / 2 Replies  
What a beast! Legend.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 19, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As mentioned, it was Weiss and Benioff who called... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
As mentioned, it was Weiss and Benioff who called game on the show length—HBO was fine to extend for longer and spend more money.

Leaving aside some similar issues with S7, this one obviously...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 15, 2019 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought it was a pretty effective way to convey... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
I thought it was a pretty effective way to convey the terror at “ground level” of the dragon attack, but it was a bit weird when she booked it so quickly. Was personally hoping for her to show up...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 13, 2019 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean.....I’ve been blaming Benioff and Weiss... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
I mean.....I’ve been blaming Benioff and Weiss (and the writers) since season 6, so I completely agree on the ham-fisted heel turn with minimal plot development. Pacing has been a serious issue for...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 13, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok.....now that was, finally, a good episode. 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
Ok.....now that was, finally, a good episode.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 12, 2019 at 10:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well even I didn’t expect like three direct hits... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
Well even I didn’t expect like three direct hits on a flying dragon from a moving ocean-based platform a mile away.....

This show, man. Benioff and Weiss. Ugh.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 10, 2019 at 03:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Season 7 suffered greatly from plot compactness.... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
Season 7 suffered greatly from plot compactness. Turns out season 8 is even worse.

The show is objectively not good now. Lots of money, massive production—a Hollywood budget on TV. But it’s good...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 6, 2019 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a DAC from PS Audio a few years ago. It was... 2,906 Views / 27 Replies  
I had a DAC from PS Audio a few years ago. It was really nice and I’ve regretted selling it a time or two. They make good gear.

Buy used. Only used. You’ll only lose a bit of money that way.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well they have that new surface to air crossbow... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
Well they have that new surface to air crossbow program goin on...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be honest I’d be fine with the resolution, if... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
To be honest I’d be fine with the resolution, if only we’d had any information at all about the Night King. He literally had zero character development...we still don’t know anything about him!

In...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t resist or stop myself.... MAGA, am I... 2,906 Views / 27 Replies  
I can’t resist or stop myself....

MAGA, am I right? Until it comes time to save a few hundred bucks on speakers, I guess.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, I think Weiss and Beniof have really... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
I mean, I think Weiss and Beniof have really bungled the show. Unless more is coming next episode, the Night King has ended up as a bad guy with no discernible personality, motivation, or...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m pretty confused. If that was it, the Night’s... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
I’m pretty confused. If that was it, the Night’s King was one of the worst super villains in recent memory. Unless there’s more coming, the last few seasons have been a complete waste of time..
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 29, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Goddamn 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
Goddamn
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The crypts are going to be key. Keep in mind the... 51,317 Views / 501 Replies  
The crypts are going to be key. Keep in mind the beginning and Bran’s comments on how extensive they are—and how prominent they were last week of course. Also lots of little references to the crypts...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 27, 2019 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I personally think Apple’s in trouble. I mean... 1,740 Views / 24 Replies  
I personally think Apple’s in trouble. I mean it’s fake trouble, because they’re one of the biggest market cap companies and have so much cash they could spend forever. But it’s crystal clear to me...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 3, 2019 at 06:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok—weird, that external drive doesn’t have the... 2,001 Views / 9 Replies  
Ok—weird, that external drive doesn’t have the “ignore ownership...” option at the bottom of Get Info. My other external drives do. Any chance the designation as Time Machine Drive is causing some...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 1, 2019 at 08:37 PM, in macOS
Ok. Either I’m doing something wrong with... 2,001 Views / 9 Replies  
Ok. Either I’m doing something wrong with dot_clean (very possible), or something funky is going on. I tried running it on my source music folder (which is also on a Time Machine external backup...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 31, 2019 at 10:01 PM, in macOS
Nope. They’re all audio files (mp3, flax, ale). ... 2,001 Views / 9 Replies  
Nope. They’re all audio files (mp3, flax, ale). They came from my old Mac mini’s SSD.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2019 at 07:15 PM, in macOS
Huh. So in this case all drives and files have... 2,001 Views / 9 Replies  
Huh. So in this case all drives and files have only been used with MacOS. So it must be a HFS to APFS issue?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2019 at 05:22 PM, in macOS
Error code 36 when copying b/w external drives? 2,001 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello, I have a 2018 iMac that has an external Thunderbolt JBOD enclosure with four platter WD Red drives formatted in HFS+. These drives were used with my previous 2012 iMac and contain all my media...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2019 at 04:00 PM, in macOS
Ahhhh. Yeah, for higher-end kitchen knives there... 6,180 Views / 60 Replies  
Ahhhh. Yeah, for higher-end kitchen knives there are lots of high-carbon steel variants in the low-60s rockwell, and some of those stainless powdered steel alloys that are a little above that (I have...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 11, 2019 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Titanium blades, too? I thought titanium was a... 6,180 Views / 60 Replies  
Titanium blades, too? I thought titanium was a bit too soft for blade material. At least for kitchen knives anyway......something specialised?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 7, 2019 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, there are threads on MacRumors for example... 23,122 Views / 213 Replies  
Yeah, there are threads on MacRumors for example of a whining noise from these latest MBPs/minis. Who knows. Anyways I got an i5/256/8gig mini. Still playing around with it but no whine that I can...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 8, 2018 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it’s unclear what the actual issue seems to... 23,122 Views / 213 Replies  
Yeah, it’s unclear what the actual issue seems to be. But there are a lot of online complaints.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 5, 2018 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know the whys. I’ve just seen lots of... 23,122 Views / 213 Replies  
I don’t know the whys. I’ve just seen lots of intarweb complaints about it on the mini and MBP, and some allegations that it’s somehow related to the Toshiba SSDs used.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 3, 2018 at 12:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been hearing of an annoying “coil whine”... 23,122 Views / 213 Replies  
I’ve been hearing of an annoying “coil whine” with these Toshiba SSDs Apple has been using. Seems to be a common complaint amongst the audio nervosa crowd (I’m a bit particular myself). Anyone bought...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 2, 2018 at 01:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not a single deal on the new Mac Mini,... 1,441 Views / 15 Replies  
Not a single deal on the new Mac Mini, unfortunately. I haven’t even seen it available up here in Canada except on the Apple Store.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 29, 2018 at 11:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What happened to global warming? /s 49,686 Views / 342 Replies  
What happened to global warming? /s
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 22, 2018 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t seen many particularly great deals.... 1,441 Views / 15 Replies  
I haven’t seen many particularly great deals. Lots of old inventory blow-out...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 22, 2018 at 11:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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