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This is why car tech is so annoying. You buy the... 2,293 Views / 82 Replies  
This is why car tech is so annoying. You buy the car, you get what's built in. The MF gives up/moves on stops updating and you're stuck.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 19, 2014 at 09:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Isn't 3B$ rather a small amount? spread across a... 353 Views / 15 Replies  
Isn't 3B$ rather a small amount? spread across a hugely profitable industry?
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 19, 2014 at 09:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Roll on the movie adaptation of Joe Haldeman's... 931 Views / 51 Replies  
Roll on the movie adaptation of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War then.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 15, 2014 at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's shocking to think looking at Isle upon Isle... 794 Views / 43 Replies  
It's shocking to think looking at Isle upon Isle of "specialist" cleaning products , bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner, window cleaner, all in 30 different brands and smells that it...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 13, 2014 at 07:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On the list to see. Only heard good reviews. ... 567 Views / 8 Replies  
On the list to see. Only heard good reviews.

We Brits got right cross when the Americans rewrote the story of cracking the enigma code in U571, now we Brits get to gloss over the polish...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well maybe if you're a Billy Bragg fan. O/T... 1,182 Views / 44 Replies  
Well maybe if you're a Billy Bragg fan.

O/T my dad (who was a senior manager at a large international UK bank) tried to emigrate to the US when he retired. Apparently because he was a member of...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 7, 2014 at 08:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone typing. Tired. What can you do. 1,182 Views / 44 Replies  
iPhone typing. Tired. What can you do.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 6, 2014 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It worked well that the soundtrack was organic... 1,182 Views / 44 Replies  
It worked well that the soundtrack was organic from the tape player. It was also an interesting choice to do it harvest. And the songs all fitted in really well. And of course we're great songs...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 6, 2014 at 03:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The sound track is spectacularly good though. 1,182 Views / 44 Replies  
The sound track is spectacularly good though.
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 4, 2014 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally saw it. Apart from the full on nonsense... 1,182 Views / 44 Replies  
Finally saw it. Apart from the full on nonsense and FAR too much glowey super powerful Lightning crap (hello Thor 2) and big giant crashy space ship over city (hello Thor 2) is was actually fun. And...
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 4, 2014 at 04:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Aaaand.... Breathe out. Time to go... 1,397 Views / 83 Replies  
Aaaand.... Breathe out. Time to go "outside"
Posted by Doc HM, on Dec 4, 2014 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One thing that always strikes me when people... 837 Views / 108 Replies  
One thing that always strikes me when people debate the whole "you can do it if you really try" is the underlying fallacy behind this assumption.
I do get it, if you work hard, work smart and yes...
Posted by Doc HM, on Nov 15, 2014 at 06:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And the UK, but contactless payment only works... 545 Views / 30 Replies  
And the UK, but contactless payment only works for amounts below £20.

There's some worry on London Underground which is now entirely contactless as people pass there wallet over the scanner to...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
just installed. Seems ok functionality wise.... 4,003 Views / 80 Replies  
just installed. Seems ok functionality wise. Wacom driver didn't like it.

However

Please Apple, make the ugly stop!
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 18, 2014 at 08:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Ah yes the world we live in where everyone can... 801 Views / 30 Replies  
Ah yes the world we live in where everyone can afford a smart phone.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 13, 2014 at 05:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. That's just nuts. I never thought but... 801 Views / 30 Replies  
Wow. That's just nuts. I never thought but figured they had some tactile thing sorted.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 11, 2014 at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I likes it. Modern and contemporary. I so find it... 801 Views / 30 Replies  
I likes it. Modern and contemporary. I so find it visually interesting. Too much currency design is weighted down by tradition, old fashioned ideas of gravitas etc
The new UK coins that fot together...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 10, 2014 at 09:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Get it set up (not hard) and it's rock solid.... 414 Views / 18 Replies  
Get it set up (not hard) and it's rock solid. when did you last manage to contact Gmail support on the phone?

Oh yes right...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 4, 2014 at 02:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
yup 1,414 Views / 51 Replies  
yup
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 4, 2014 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Office 365. End of. 414 Views / 18 Replies  
Office 365. End of.
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 1, 2014 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Series can be interesting. Yes too many white... 914 Views / 45 Replies  
Series can be interesting. Yes too many white square clean glass. I nonsense houses. McLeod tend to the gushy. Interestingly the most popular build ever shown was a cottage built in a wood by a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Oct 1, 2014 at 03:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It gets a lot better once Castiel arrives. I love... 6,909 Views / 220 Replies  
It gets a lot better once Castiel arrives. I love SN. It's not clever and it really hasn't ever hear of the words irony or post modern, which is a good thing. It's a simple show that is fun to watch...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 26, 2014 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good bye iOs8.0.1 4,452 Views / 124 Replies  
Good bye iOs8.0.1
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 25, 2014 at 01:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I had a similar one, I wish I still ad the photo... 6,183 Views / 308 Replies  
I had a similar one, I wish I still ad the photo I took. A client had a pretty bad car crash (but was OK). His black macbook was bent through at least 45 degrees in a graceful curve. It didn't still...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 25, 2014 at 05:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhone writes posts thread 531 Views / 20 Replies  
So the new auto correct/auto fill function is happy to start with blank slate.

My phone says

"Just got home from the beginning of the year before"

...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 24, 2014 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
hello iOS8.0.1 "bug fixes" uh... 4,452 Views / 124 Replies  
hello iOS8.0.1

"bug fixes"

uh huh.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 24, 2014 at 02:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If you want to invest online go to Kiva. ... 248 Views / 10 Replies  
If you want to invest online go to Kiva.

Too many third world solutions to third world problems on KS. The world is bigger. People need more help than a fancy new iPhone dock.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 22, 2014 at 08:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a strong, thoughtful and inspiring post. ... 968 Views / 30 Replies  
What a strong, thoughtful and inspiring post.

Stick it to your illness and live those long years with your wife and children. Good luck and fair sailing!
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 21, 2014 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1 day in and this seems to be the buggiest and... 4,452 Views / 124 Replies  
1 day in and this seems to be the buggiest and least usable update I can remember.

On my 5 the whole OS is sluggardly. The UI is super Laggy and apps constantly open to a white screen for an...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So now the podcasts app isn't deletable?? 4,452 Views / 124 Replies  
So now the podcasts app isn't deletable??
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:47 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So I plugged my 5 in and iTunes set about... 4,452 Views / 124 Replies  
So I plugged my 5 in and iTunes set about downloading iOS8 and installing it.

oops It was only at the very end of the install that iTunes realised it needed to be updated to install 8 leaving my...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I have heard it said (I think it may have even... 1,083 Views / 72 Replies  
I have heard it said (I think it may have even been from the book The Great Gatsby) that the miracle of wall street is that for every person selling sharers there's always a buyer, until in the great...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So, I have quite a large reach with my hand... 6,932 Views / 383 Replies  
So, I have quite a large reach with my hand although my hands aren't that large. My friend Dan has teeny tiny hands.

Apple kind of ignored "reachability" in the keynote. It seems a bit like...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 15, 2014 at 07:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Close the forums. Were done here. xx 353 Views / 27 Replies  
Close the forums. Were done here. xx
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If religion has it's effect on family planning... 228 Views / 8 Replies  
If religion has it's effect on family planning then the data wouldn't show a drop across all religions since the 60s. In fact it shows that family needs trump religious dogma.

Also the boxes were...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 11, 2014 at 03:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
and getting better. I saw the trail for Robot of... 6,909 Views / 220 Replies  
and getting better. I saw the trail for Robot of Sherwood and immediately thought "meh". I even nearly consigned it to watching on inlayer later. In fact it was the best episode so far. A very...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 10, 2014 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My dad was a manager for Barclays Bank... 385 Views / 9 Replies  
My dad was a manager for Barclays Bank international. Back in the early 80s (when I was still at school) the bank bought him an Apple II at the time the only two computers in his building were his...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 9, 2014 at 03:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So any on have any comments on the new series of... 6,909 Views / 220 Replies  
So any on have any comments on the new series of Dr Who. Am really liking Peter Capaldi who is by far the best thing about the new season so far.
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 2, 2014 at 06:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup it's old. yup it's on season 11tybillion but... 6,909 Views / 220 Replies  
Yup it's old. yup it's on season 11tybillion but I do like it's corny old traditional ass.

had forgotten all about the latest season so binge watching now.

Supernatural.

Old school...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 2, 2014 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You could try deletion the plist files for the... 597 Views / 15 Replies  
You could try deletion the plist files for the dock in your user library. This will return the Dock to it's default state. This doesn't include the Applications folder by default but if there's a...
Posted by Doc HM, on Sep 1, 2014 at 04:59 AM, in Mac OS X
check the audio out settings which only kick in... 360 Views / 5 Replies  
check the audio out settings which only kick in after the POST chime and startup. Did the 6500's have digital audio? MacBooks do this when the headphone port gets stuck on digital out. You can see...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 10, 2014 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, don't bother with the hub or switch. Just... 304 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, don't bother with the hub or switch. Just conned tteh two macs directly with any ethernet cable you have.

Don't be tempted by the wireless option, you'll be past retirement age before it...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 10, 2014 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Your new iMac shares an ethernet port in common... 304 Views / 6 Replies  
Your new iMac shares an ethernet port in common with the Mac Pro. All you need to do is connect the two machine together via an ethernet cable (directly not via a hub/switch).

No need to start the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Aug 10, 2014 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
So, roast dinners then. High results to... 789 Views / 48 Replies  
So, roast dinners then.

High results to difficulty rewards. Not as hard as you'd think. Awesomely great to eat. I think it's also 50% in the roast tatoes, also the gravy. It's not ALL about the...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cooking for the sweary amongst us. Possibly... 789 Views / 48 Replies  
Cooking for the sweary amongst us.

Possibly slightly NSFW. A bit one joke but some recepis are quite funny.

Thug Kitchen (http://thugkitchen.com)
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And don't get me started on how to soft boil an... 789 Views / 48 Replies  
And don't get me started on how to soft boil an egg.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 20, 2014 at 06:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hahahahahahahahah 1,083 Views / 70 Replies  
Hahahahahahahahah
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 19, 2014 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As far as I know Matthew Southgate hasn't drawn... 182 Views / 3 Replies  
As far as I know Matthew Southgate hasn't drawn for 2000 ad ever but there is an artist whose style is similar. I can't place the name though.
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 19, 2014 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fresh pasta shells Mushrooms Cream Parmesan... 789 Views / 48 Replies  
Fresh pasta shells
Mushrooms
Cream
Parmesan cheese
Butter

Fry mushrooms in butter
Cook pasta
Add cream to mushrooms (off heat of cream will curdle).
Add grated Parmesan to mushroom cream...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 19, 2014 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Alt.comics 182 Views / 3 Replies  
So, spinning off from the female thor thread and the continuing shenanigans that Mavel and DC come up with to breathe "new life" into their universes...

I guess lots of people on here read a lot...
Posted by Doc HM, on Jul 19, 2014 at 05:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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