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It’s just funny how the US is always f$&@ing with... 336 Views / 10 Replies  
It’s just funny how the US is always f$&@ing with those Islamic countries that have oil or gas.

Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria

:rolleyes:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Yesterday at 07:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I could resort to a personal attack, but I... 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
Well, I could resort to a personal attack, but I refrain, because I give you the benefit of the doubt.
(Part of me thinks you disqualified yourself by invoking Godwin's law.)



I actually agree...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 23, 2019 at 02:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, by your logic, we should just let half of... 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
So, by your logic, we should just let half of Middle- and South-America into the USA ?

Do you have a plan how this could be done without chaos ?
How are we going to provide housing, education,...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 23, 2019 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m feeling sorry for this generation of snow... 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
I’m feeling sorry for this generation of snow flakes.
They are obviously not able to deal with basic challenges of life.
And what’s worse - all the non-sense they are going to support and vote...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 22, 2019 at 04:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This looks like an old VW Jetta. AFAIK, these... 31,951 Views / 357 Replies  
This looks like an old VW Jetta. AFAIK, these models did not have advanced stability control systems.
I wonder if current day electronics would have help the car not getting out of control.

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 19, 2019 at 08:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, as far as the cacao is concerned, I’m... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
Well, as far as the cacao is concerned, I’m pretty sure they don’t grow that in Switzerland.

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Toblerone is good, but overrated. Target... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
Toblerone is good, but overrated.

Target also sells Ritter Sport. Give that a try.
You can also give Milka a try.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 18, 2019 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Leave it to Hershey to buy the shitiest chocolate... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
Leave it to Hershey to buy the shitiest chocolate brand available in Europe.

I said “Continental European” chocolate above exactly for that reason.
It seems like speaking english and making good...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 17, 2019 at 07:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Generally speaking, I hate most American... 790 Views / 26 Replies  
Generally speaking, I hate most American chocolate.
The mainstream brands are just utter crap. Some of the boutique brands I tried are ok, but nothing special.

I vastly prefer continental...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 17, 2019 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but that’s often a matter of taste... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Yes, but that’s often a matter of taste (subjective), because generally, the grapes used are different.

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 15, 2019 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, speaking of the French. French wine is... 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Oh, speaking of the French.

French wine is definitely overrated.

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 15, 2019 at 01:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t wait for the Democrats to focus all their... 352 Views / 6 Replies  
I can’t wait for the Democrats to focus all their energy on impeachment, just to realize that it’s a dead end. It’s a sure way to lose the 2020 election.
People simply don’t care enough about these...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 14, 2019 at 02:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So being proud of being gay is good / acceptable... 414 Views / 8 Replies  
So being proud of being gay is good / acceptable / virtuous, but being proud of being heterosexual is silly ?

Please explain.

FWIW - I think both side are silly if you accept the premise that...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 10, 2019 at 12:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Deep dish casserole pizza -t 1,642 Views / 57 Replies  
Deep dish casserole pizza

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 9, 2019 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IANAL That said, you did NOT use a Comcast... 1,220 Views / 8 Replies  
IANAL

That said, you did NOT use a Comcast service, so there shouldn’t be any basis for charging you.

Putting up a sign in your own yard should not constitute “using a service”, and should not...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 7, 2019 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nobody will buy the $6000 config. Not sure why... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
Nobody will buy the $6000 config.
Not sure why Apple felt it even needed to exist. Probably optics, they had a certain starting price in mind.

To make the Mac Pro worth the purchase, “normal”...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 5, 2019 at 08:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
ATP talked about this on their WWDC live podcast.... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
ATP talked about this on their WWDC live podcast.

Either Jon Siracusa or Marco Arment mentioned that appliances can't be spec'd to use the max (1.65 KW) for regular, ongoing consumption.
1.4 kW...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 5, 2019 at 01:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it’s very clear that pro-sumers, enthusiasts... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
Yes, it’s very clear that pro-sumers, enthusiasts and “entry to mid-level pros” are not the target audience.

This is for the 1% pros that can throw thousands of dollars at a problem to save them...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 4, 2019 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mac magic triangle - pick two: - it exists ... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
Mac magic triangle - pick two:

- it exists
- it’s expandable
- it’s affordable

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Btw, video stream is now up. -t 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
Btw, video stream is now up.

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 4, 2019 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not sure why people are surprised by the price. ... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
Not sure why people are surprised by the price.

Apple:
You asked for a f$&@ing pro machine ?
Hold my beer.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 3, 2019 at 11:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why is the replay of the live stream not up yet ?... 2,192 Views / 72 Replies  
Why is the replay of the live stream not up yet ?

Effing slackers in Cupertino.

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Posted by turtle777, on Jun 3, 2019 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s interesting here is that the US has no... 1,516 Views / 21 Replies  
What’s interesting here is that the US has no independent player in this field.
That’s astonishing in the context of such an important technology.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 3, 2019 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The remaining Motorola (Solutions), while a... 1,516 Views / 21 Replies  
The remaining Motorola (Solutions), while a shadow of its former self, is still a sizable company with more than $7B in revenue.

They make telecommunications equipment, but I t’s mostly custom...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 2, 2019 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I might as well ask my wife to do stuff. At... 1,246 Views / 17 Replies  
I might as well ask my wife to do stuff.

At least I have a 50% chance of getting it done ;-)

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Posted by turtle777, on May 31, 2019 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is “house trained” a skill I should be looking... 1,634 Views / 11 Replies  
Is “house trained” a skill I should be looking for in the resume ?

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Posted by turtle777, on May 25, 2019 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but whatever passes the screening... 1,634 Views / 11 Replies  
Sure, but whatever passes the screening ultimately ends up on the hiring managers desk. For most jobs, Humans will (yet) make the hiring decisions.

I don’t even want to know what I have been...
Posted by turtle777, on May 24, 2019 at 10:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:lol: -t 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
:lol:

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Posted by turtle777, on May 7, 2019 at 08:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, they are called Pakis. Duh. -t 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
No, they are called Pakis. Duh.

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Posted by turtle777, on May 5, 2019 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, until they can ride horses and are... 49,094 Views / 390 Replies  
Well, until they can ride horses and are proficient with bow, arrow and tomahawks, I have no pity.

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Posted by turtle777, on May 5, 2019 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh yeah ? We got 100 in Chicago as well -... 36,910 Views / 336 Replies  
Oh yeah ?

We got 100 in Chicago as well - all of January and February days combined :cry:

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Posted by turtle777, on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Can handle" doesn't mean anything. If you... 13,746 Views / 25 Replies  
"Can handle" doesn't mean anything.

If you want to take advantage of uncompressed audio, you need special dedicated ADAC, and most likely, very good headphones. Or speakers that cost 4-5 digits....
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 23, 2019 at 06:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Allmost nobody cares about High Res audio. ... 13,746 Views / 25 Replies  
Allmost nobody cares about High Res audio.

And what type of receiver will handle the required digital-to-analogue conversion with sufficient quality to make it worth your while ?
Your plain...
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah, nice try. Becoming / being full is a... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
Yeah, nice try.

Becoming / being full is a direct and expected result of having dinner.
This explicit link would make the reader associate an immediate cause-effect relationship.

Dying is...
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 18, 2019 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You’re right, it doesn’t explicitly say so. ... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
You’re right, it doesn’t explicitly say so.

The way I read this sentence was that the death was not while on TV.



“Soon afterwards” sounds like separation of time and space.
It’s an odd...
Posted by turtle777, on Apr 17, 2019 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
According to Wiki, he didn’t DIE on stage. ... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
According to Wiki, he didn’t DIE on stage.

So that aspect might be a new record.

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Posted by turtle777, on Apr 16, 2019 at 10:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
British Comedian dies on stage... 148,015 Views / 1,089 Replies  
British Comedian dies on stage (https://ew.com/celebrity/2019/04/12/comedian-ian-cognito-dies-on-stage/) during act.

The audience assumed it was part of his act.

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Posted by turtle777, on Apr 13, 2019 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This happy makes me thread. -t 764 Views / 4 Replies  
This happy makes me thread.

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 31, 2019 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:lol: You are making MY point. They DID ship... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
:lol:

You are making MY point. They DID ship these items, even though they were expensive (and arguably, not the best from a technology perspective).
They didn't just cancel the product and never...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 30, 2019 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nah. No way. When has overcharging customers... 1,435 Views / 24 Replies  
Nah. No way.

When has overcharging customers EVER been an issue at Apple ?
They must have truly hit engineering barriers that even money couldn't fix.

This is a rare event - Apple having to...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 29, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ha, true. LOL -t 3,957 Views / 70 Replies  
Ha, true. LOL

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 27, 2019 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It might only block the current Mac OS, but not... 1,255 Views / 8 Replies  
It might only block the current Mac OS, but not older versions.

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 27, 2019 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Or use Parallels. I have a Lion Parallels... 1,255 Views / 8 Replies  
Or use Parallels.

I have a Lion Parallels VM that I occasionally use.

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 27, 2019 at 06:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Technically, your sig is still in violation, at... 3,957 Views / 70 Replies  
Technically, your sig is still in violation, at least when viewing on an iPhone.

But these days, nobody really gives a f$&@.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 27, 2019 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OMGWTFBBQ!!1!one TEH SIG VIOLATOR -t 3,957 Views / 70 Replies  
OMGWTFBBQ!!1!one

TEH SIG VIOLATOR

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 27, 2019 at 08:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, well, nobody expected Trump to be a great... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
Yeah, well, nobody expected Trump to be a great moral compass. Nor anyone else in DC.

I do (did) expect newspapers to report news, not opinions. These days are long gone.
For news organizations...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 26, 2019 at 08:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ha. All along, I wondered what the catch... 1,367 Views / 22 Replies  
Ha.

All along, I wondered what the catch was. You have to pay the giant vampire squid.

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 26, 2019 at 07:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The context is a bit murky, but it seems the part... 2,003 Views / 46 Replies  
The context is a bit murky, but it seems the part evaluating the severity of the substance is a quote from the judge:

"Die Verbindungen, die O. zuletzt verwendet hat, sind giftiger als die...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 12, 2019 at 09:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interesting take on the potential combination... 4,583 Views / 66 Replies  
Interesting take on the potential
combination of system improvements and the unintended consequences of pilot’s trained / memorized behavior that could have led to this issue.
...
Posted by turtle777, on Mar 12, 2019 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've been trying to tell the Siri, but she's... 1,246 Views / 17 Replies  
I've been trying to tell the Siri, but she's stubborn.

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Posted by turtle777, on Mar 11, 2019 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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