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This is the single most passionately discussed... 12,650 Views / 306 Replies  
This is the single most passionately discussed subject over on airforums.com. Until the day that SAE J2807 kicks in, towing capacity is total fantasy.
Posted by Phileas, on Nov 2, 2015 at 03:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/dinosaurs-rule... 2,679 Views / 120 Replies  
http://www.earthtimes.org/newsimage/dinosaurs-ruled-pampas_123512.jpg
Posted by Phileas, on Oct 16, 2015 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As others have said, the reason for this is the... 2,679 Views / 120 Replies  
As others have said, the reason for this is the ubiquity and cheapness of porn. It's hard to compete with free.
Posted by Phileas, on Oct 14, 2015 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From the reports I've been reading, on a typical... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
From the reports I've been reading, on a typical ad supported web site, more than 50% of the data downloaded goes to ads and third party content.
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 26, 2015 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A part of the argument that hasn't been made is... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
A part of the argument that hasn't been made is that there is a very real monetary cost for consumers of "free" ad supported content. Their bandwidth costs them money and mobile bandwidth especially...
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 26, 2015 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Amusingly enough, I just got a massive pop-over... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
Amusingly enough, I just got a massive pop-over served. (I'm at work, no blockers here)
Even more amusing, the only thing more annoying than jetskis, in my book, are snowmobiles.
...
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 25, 2015 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here, to muddle the waters even more, is an... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
Here, to muddle the waters even more, is an additional thought.

Online publishers, unlike print publishers, typically get paid on clicks, not on display.
The clickthrough rate on online ads is,...
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 25, 2015 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The importance of that statement cannot possibly... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
The importance of that statement cannot possibly be overstated.

If you're using a free service, YOU are the product.
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 24, 2015 at 02:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The guy producing the (awesome) British History... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
The guy producing the (awesome) British History podcast ( a Yank, amusingly enough) quit being a successful (but unfulfilled) lawyer to produce his show. He's got a freemium model going that makes...
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's exactly what I do. Tunnelbear encrypts and... 6,522 Views / 226 Replies  
That's exactly what I do. Tunnelbear encrypts and at the same time strips out all trackers before they even reach my browser. I still run ad blockers on top of that, Block Bear on iOS, Adblock for...
Posted by Phileas, on Sep 23, 2015 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
All part of Japanese mythology. 2,165 Views / 68 Replies  
All part of Japanese mythology.
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 26, 2015 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Subway sandwiched aren't food. They are an edible... 2,165 Views / 68 Replies  
Subway sandwiched aren't food. They are an edible substance. I don't eat edible substances.
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 19, 2015 at 09:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
stealing other people's content since 1998. 993 Views / 18 Replies  
stealing other people's content since 1998.
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 14, 2015 at 12:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Holy shit. Also, when shit hits the fan,... 993 Views / 18 Replies  
Holy shit.

Also, when shit hits the fan, don't film. Run. Poor guy who shot this.
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 13, 2015 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The persona you've created for yourself is... 13,135 Views / 291 Replies  
The persona you've created for yourself is changing rapidly. Everything ok?
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 10, 2015 at 09:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Except of course, it's not satire. 13,135 Views / 291 Replies  
Except of course, it's not satire.
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: They all look ancient in that photograph. The... 13,135 Views / 291 Replies  
They all look ancient in that photograph. The happy pensioners.
Posted by Phileas, on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Man of steel. Clearly. 2,003 Views / 56 Replies  
Man of steel. Clearly.
Posted by Phileas, on Jul 13, 2015 at 02:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
QualIt's of content, quality of curation, and I... 1,374 Views / 27 Replies  
QualIt's of content, quality of curation, and I am following a bunch of interesting people on spotify. No need for me to switch, especially with the recent nonsense.
Posted by Phileas, on Jul 5, 2015 at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Took one look at it, went back to Spotify. 1,374 Views / 27 Replies  
Took one look at it, went back to Spotify.
Posted by Phileas, on Jul 4, 2015 at 07:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Same here. I've got about 50 albums on vinyl,... 5,437 Views / 205 Replies  
Same here. I've got about 50 albums on vinyl, they take up a ton of space.
Posted by Phileas, on Jul 3, 2015 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, what he really did was chuckle a bit. 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
Well, what he really did was chuckle a bit.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 27, 2015 at 07:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just showed the rug comment to a Persian... 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
I just showed the rug comment to a Persian friend, who's from a family that started trading rugs in the days of the silk road. He was most impressed with the rug identification prowess displayed here.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Love this show. 798 Views / 12 Replies  
Love this show.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 23, 2015 at 01:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry, but that's wrong. I went through the... 5,437 Views / 205 Replies  
Sorry, but that's wrong. I went through the numbers last week, piracy of music, video and software is at an all time low. Mainly because the easy and cheap availability via streaming services and app...
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 23, 2015 at 08:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
DIgital piracy has decreased dramatically since... 5,437 Views / 205 Replies  
DIgital piracy has decreased dramatically since legal, cheap, simple options like Netflix, Spotify, Rdio and others have opened their doors. Ten bucks a month is within reach for enough people to...
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Evans is a clown, but probably the best possible... 13,135 Views / 291 Replies  
Evans is a clown, but probably the best possible choice out there.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 17, 2015 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Earbud style? 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
Earbud style?
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 16, 2015 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The diesel models make great work horses. 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
The diesel models make great work horses.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 12, 2015 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Reversing a policy in the face of economic... 2,999 Views / 96 Replies  
Reversing a policy in the face of economic consequences is hardly a change of mind. Also, you've just told me everything I needed to know about you, so cheers for that.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 12, 2015 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Because it's a company run by homophobic... 2,999 Views / 96 Replies  
Because it's a company run by homophobic assholes?

Back on topic, B&H in NYC are super nice people online, especially given how grumpy they are in the store.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 11, 2015 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of their staff. I believe it was 142 who... 2,999 Views / 96 Replies  
Some of their staff. I believe it was 142 who qualify.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're frequently talking about purchasing all... 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
You're frequently talking about purchasing all kind of cars via an agent. Surely, would you really want one, you would have one by now.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 8, 2015 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you study being a dick, or where you born... 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
Did you study being a dick, or where you born that way?
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 7, 2015 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Scirocco was known as a hairdressers car when... 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
The Scirocco was known as a hairdressers car when I grew up. Don't think that has changed much.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For the way I work, and I suspect quite a few... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
For the way I work, and I suspect quite a few others, ports aren't needed very often.

Printing? Wireless. Doc storage? In the cloud. Photos? Different cloud, but cloud nonetheless. It's really,...
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 5, 2015 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The camera hump makes the camera possible. The... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
The camera hump makes the camera possible. The alternative would have been a thicker phone. Many phones make exactly the same compromise, this is a known pain point for Ives, who hates the bump just...
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not sure I agree with you on that one. The Apple... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
Not sure I agree with you on that one. The Apple watch is the first smart watch that actually does make my life easier, in a very quiet, unobtrusive way. I am using it far more than I thought I...
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 5, 2015 at 09:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Except of course they did no such thing. 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
Except of course they did no such thing.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 3, 2015 at 09:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Using a well designed tool can be a perfect... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
Using a well designed tool can be a perfect source of happiness. I am happy every time I use my favourite chef's knife. I am happy every time I reach for one of my antique copper pans. I am happy...
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 2, 2015 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Next thing we know, they'll be bankrupt. 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
Next thing we know, they'll be bankrupt.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 2, 2015 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a whole bunch of role playing going on on... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
There's a whole bunch of role playing going on on this here board if I'm any judge.
Posted by Phileas, on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If anybody thinks that posting on a long... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
If anybody thinks that posting on a long forgotten message board in a dusty old corner of the inter webs will make any difference whatsoever on Apple's, or anybody else's, corporate strategy then...
Posted by Phileas, on May 31, 2015 at 10:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're bound to run into some kind of opposition... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
You're bound to run into some kind of opposition when you go to a site dedicated to one particular brand and then start pointing out shortcomings of said brand, even more so when done in a combative...
Posted by Phileas, on May 31, 2015 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What always amuses me is that people complain... 3,822 Views / 133 Replies  
What always amuses me is that people complain about the cost of apps or storage, then shell out five bucks for a coffee.
Posted by Phileas, on May 30, 2015 at 08:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No. Categorically. 2,219 Views / 59 Replies  
No. Categorically.
Posted by Phileas, on May 27, 2015 at 07:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Next week:... 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
Next week: http://www.elliottlocationequipment.com/Images/TRUCKs_CARGO_09/All_Purpose-RollUp.jpg
Posted by Phileas, on May 20, 2015 at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Portland. Great place to live. 989 Views / 21 Replies  
Portland. Great place to live.
Posted by Phileas, on May 20, 2015 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Inflatable mattress, small compressor. 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
Inflatable mattress, small compressor.
Posted by Phileas, on May 20, 2015 at 02:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sleeping bag Rolled up futon Coffee maker 27,929 Views / 610 Replies  
Sleeping bag
Rolled up futon
Coffee maker
Posted by Phileas, on May 20, 2015 at 01:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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