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Acrobat is such a bloated mess that I ditched it... 332 Views / 5 Replies  
Acrobat is such a bloated mess that I ditched it entirely.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 21, 2017 at 03:31 PM, in Applications
Looks good, of course. Please don't be an ESB... 965 Views / 42 Replies  
Looks good, of course. Please don't be an ESB rehash.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 14, 2017 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trailer Friday? Sounds likely. 965 Views / 42 Replies  
Trailer Friday? Sounds likely.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 12, 2017 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He came back on the flight apparently and was... 1,008 Views / 62 Replies  
He came back on the flight apparently and was taken out on a stretcher. Wow.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 10, 2017 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rant: internet security 302 Views / 9 Replies  
Anyone else feel it has failed? I am running into more and more websites/apps/etc. that are requiring crazy-complex password requirements, and an email verification code, and/or a text message code...
Posted by Brien, on Apr 10, 2017 at 03:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The fact they publicly acknowledged/gave a... 468 Views / 29 Replies  
The fact they publicly acknowledged/gave a glimpse into future plans on the desktop lineup means something, though.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Like starman, I buy HD/UHD movies because I'm a... 611 Views / 42 Replies  
Like starman, I buy HD/UHD movies because I'm a quality nut (and HDR looks fantastic). DVDs look... not great upscaled to 4k.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 2, 2017 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm more curious to know what these companies... 641 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm more curious to know what these companies plan to do with all this data once privacy laws (this, HIPP etcetera) are all taken out. Is it really just about ads?
Posted by Brien, on Apr 1, 2017 at 12:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I would agree with all of this. I also find the... 7,932 Views / 174 Replies  
I would agree with all of this. I also find the HDR distracting.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Enact Obamacare -> prices go up Repeal... 5,956 Views / 353 Replies  
Enact Obamacare -> prices go up
Repeal Obamacare -> prices go up

:confused:
Posted by Brien, on Mar 14, 2017 at 01:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Who bought a Switch? 599,546 Views / 6,209 Replies  
Who bought a Switch?
Posted by Brien, on Mar 3, 2017 at 04:24 PM, in Gaming
Portable only? Seems like an odd decision to even... 1,577 Views / 11 Replies  
Portable only? Seems like an odd decision to even allow that.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 28, 2017 at 08:57 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Plenty of businesses would seek profit even if it... 491 Views / 11 Replies  
Plenty of businesses would seek profit even if it did involve immediate and undeniable negative health impacts. :D
Posted by Brien, on Feb 11, 2017 at 02:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We're probably only ~10 years from crossing the... 1,591 Views / 68 Replies  
We're probably only ~10 years from crossing the uncanny valley. Just look how far CGI Tarkin has come from CGI Jeff Bridges in Tron 6 years ago.

As for the movie, I saw it three times - liked it...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 1, 2017 at 01:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope it's good, but I will prepare for the... 638 Views / 15 Replies  
I hope it's good, but I will prepare for the worst.

... where's the Blade Runner 2049 thread? That looks like it could be good.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 1, 2017 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Our work switched us all to Dell workstations a... 637 Views / 36 Replies  
Our work switched us all to Dell workstations a few years back. I'll take an old Mac over these POS' anyday.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sad to see Apple bailing on routers. I suppose we... 2,136 Views / 64 Replies  
Sad to see Apple bailing on routers. I suppose we are the minority, but I've been running an all-Apple household for years so I hope my Time Capsule lasts a few more years.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 10, 2016 at 12:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sooo.... FFXV anyone? 599,546 Views / 6,209 Replies  
Sooo.... FFXV anyone?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 29, 2016 at 02:59 AM, in Gaming
At least among people I've talked to, people... 2,828 Views / 174 Replies  
At least among people I've talked to, people really don't like her.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 9, 2016 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
With GOP control of the Senate, House, Supreme... 1,609 Views / 100 Replies  
With GOP control of the Senate, House, Supreme Court (soon) and a lot of state governerships and assemblies... heads are going to roll at Dem HQ.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 9, 2016 at 01:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Assuming they operate like the old MBPs, the 15"... 1,294 Views / 30 Replies  
Assuming they operate like the old MBPs, the 15" uses an 85W charger but will charge on a 60W charger, just at a slower rate.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had my jet black Plus for about a week,... 1,404 Views / 37 Replies  
I have had my jet black Plus for about a week, coming from a 6 Plus. So far I'm loving it. Faster and I like the haptic home button way more than I expected.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple sure is in the wringer with new hardware... 1,294 Views / 30 Replies  
Apple sure is in the wringer with new hardware and lack of ports of late.

I actually don't dislike the new MBP, was considering buying one but at this point, I'm pretty certain there'll be a price...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 6, 2016 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The problem is, sooner or later they will have to... 1,000 Views / 34 Replies  
The problem is, sooner or later they will have to ban non-self-driving cars... just like they banned horses and stagecoaches a hundred years ago.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 1, 2016 at 11:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, it costs about the same as a Cintiq +... 1,116 Views / 10 Replies  
I mean, it costs about the same as a Cintiq + computer so the price isn't absurd for the target market.

Wacom should be worried. Those Cintiq's still aren't high PPI and still have poor color...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 1, 2016 at 11:40 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I find it weirder that they went on and on about... 5,156 Views / 112 Replies  
I find it weirder that they went on and on about how the headphone jack was a dinosaur and needed to die, then put one on ghe new MacBook Pro.

I also wish they'd have kept the exterior dimensions...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Leaked in the new OS update... can't tell... 1,294 Views / 30 Replies  
Leaked in the new OS update... can't tell thickness but I assume thinner. Probably axing the headphone jack and going all-in with USB-C.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 26, 2016 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm on El Cap (and will be forever since Apple... 3,507 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm on El Cap (and will be forever since Apple axed support for my MBP with Sierra), and CS5 ran just fine on it before I upgraded to CC... other than the ability to have multiple...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I watched a lot of stuff on the AppleTV app.... 808 Views / 18 Replies  
I watched a lot of stuff on the AppleTV app. Kayak slalom. :thumbsup:
Posted by Brien, on Aug 23, 2016 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My mom went through four dogs in a little over a... 2,888 Views / 53 Replies  
My mom went through four dogs in a little over a month, few years back... First one was hit by a car, new dog #1 had a massive seizure (was a shelter dog) day after adoption and had to be put down,...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 25, 2016 at 07:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Give it three or four years (once wireless... 1,233 Views / 7 Replies  
Give it three or four years (once wireless charging takes off), I fully expect Apple to remove ALL ports.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 17, 2016 at 09:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
3,289 (0.64 posts per day) :lol: 565 Views / 13 Replies  
3,289 (0.64 posts per day) :lol:
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think I've gotten any, but I could be... 4,350 Views / 187 Replies  
I don't think I've gotten any, but I could be wrong.



I've had a MR account for ~9 years, it isn't the same. The forum is too large so there's no sense of community... The problem with any Mac...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
MacAddict, here, and ResExcellence were the three... 4,452 Views / 135 Replies  
MacAddict, here, and ResExcellence were the three sites I'd hit every day. Now the last of them is (almost) gone. The times they are-a-changin'.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:40 PM, in Mac News
I'll echo the sentiments here. Lots of you I've... 2,555 Views / 100 Replies  
I'll echo the sentiments here. Lots of you I've met IRL (or have known you online for so long, I may as well have).

I won't list everyone here as, like Chris I've forgotten some of your...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Haha... I think I still have my badge somewhere... 4,350 Views / 187 Replies  
Haha... I think I still have my badge somewhere in storage (along with a bunch of other MW swag). I'll miss this place, even though I'm been pretty inactive the past ~6 years.

(As long as we're...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a 4K monitor; no 4KTV yet, but plan to... 321 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a 4K monitor; no 4KTV yet, but plan to when prices come down a bit more (for 75"+).
Posted by Brien, on Jun 19, 2016 at 08:08 PM, in Mac News
Might have to pick up the slim XBox One, it'll be... 599,546 Views / 6,209 Replies  
Might have to pick up the slim XBox One, it'll be the cheapest 4K player on the market.

I don't know gow I feel about the Neo or Project Scorpio. Both MS ans Sony are saying they will mandate...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:55 AM, in Gaming
I still don't get how jedi/sith/the force faded... 16,037 Views / 327 Replies  
I still don't get how jedi/sith/the force faded into obscurity in <20 years. Does the whole galaxy have short-term memory loss?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was rather disappointed in how little 'game'... 599,546 Views / 6,209 Replies  
I was rather disappointed in how little 'game' there is. There's basically 4 maps and 3 game modes and then just the different permutations therein. Not worth $60.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:22 PM, in Gaming
Bought a Vader PS4 last week. Already died. ... 599,546 Views / 6,209 Replies  
Bought a Vader PS4 last week. Already died.

Hooray.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 24, 2015 at 11:21 PM, in Gaming
Difference being, Ford has always said he wanted... 16,037 Views / 327 Replies  
Difference being, Ford has always said he wanted to do more Indy films. I'm shocked Disney was able to get him back at all for another go-round as Han Solo.

In regards to the theatrical poster......
Posted by Brien, on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's the blight. He's suffocating. 16,037 Views / 327 Replies  
It's the blight. He's suffocating.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably just more people like me that are... 599,546 Views / 6,209 Replies  
Probably just more people like me that are sitting the current gen out until prices drop and/or some actual games come out. (I am FPS'd out)
Posted by Brien, on Jan 2, 2015 at 01:05 AM, in Gaming
Not sure who is left in the <5" market. Good... 6,411 Views / 54 Replies  
Not sure who is left in the <5" market. Good luck.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why MS even tries in Japan after the last 2... 212 Views / 1 Replies  
Why MS even tries in Japan after the last 2 consoles is beyond me.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:45 PM, in Tech News
I'm looking back to those reports of versions of... 2,794 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm looking back to those reports of versions of the watch that cost 'thousands' and can't help but wonder what the 18k versions will sell for.

My bet is that $349 gets you the aluminum/glass...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Same here... Apple stock. Bought quite a bit in... 1,932 Views / 72 Replies  
Same here... Apple stock. Bought quite a bit in the late '90s. Should have bought a LOT more.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Its reversable. 2,794 Views / 32 Replies  
Its reversable.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:34 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Plus here too. 6,411 Views / 54 Replies  
Plus here too.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 10, 2014 at 01:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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