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Sour Patch Chips Ahoy. Okay. 3,205 Views / 32 Replies  
Sour Patch Chips Ahoy. Okay.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 11, 2020 at 11:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An Ethiopian hambela was the best coffee I’ve... 6,051 Views / 76 Replies  
An Ethiopian hambela was the best coffee I’ve ever had.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Options are overpriced but in the case of my GTI,... 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
Options are overpriced but in the case of my GTI, the stock halogens are garbage so I gladly payed up for the LED ones.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 1, 2020 at 01:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of cars don’t even have manual options... 83,395 Views / 525 Replies  
A lot of cars don’t even have manual options anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if it falls below 1% soon.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 6, 2020 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but from a pure tech standpoint beyond... 1,397 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, but from a pure tech standpoint beyond cinemas (and even then?) I cannot see how any normal consumer will notice 16K over 8 or even 4K.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 31, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
CES 2020 1,397 Views / 11 Replies  
Sounds like this will be the year we see mass-market availability of 8KTV and maybe a high end 16K set (or two).

Isn’t 16K overkill?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 31, 2019 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those are always entertaining. 1,420 Views / 10 Replies  
Those are always entertaining.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 29, 2019 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This whole trilogy sucked IMO 1,420 Views / 10 Replies  
This whole trilogy sucked IMO
Posted by Brien, on Dec 29, 2019 at 01:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use a conical burr grinder and a V60, roast my... 6,051 Views / 76 Replies  
I use a conical burr grinder and a V60, roast my own green coffee (from Sweet Maria’s) when possible.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo. 6,051 Views / 76 Replies  
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 5, 2019 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think user serviceable laptops, other... 42,106 Views / 230 Replies  
I don’t think user serviceable laptops, other than the 1” ThinkPad, are coming back. Ever.

The $2800 model with double the storage and 8 cores seems like the best bang for your buck, especially...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 14, 2019 at 01:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought Powerbeats Pros 2 months ago, or I’d... 42,106 Views / 230 Replies  
I bought Powerbeats Pros 2 months ago, or I’d grab the new ones too.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2019 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just remember to swap your center caps! 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
Just remember to swap your center caps!
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the... 50,788 Views / 443 Replies  
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the PP and with a tune it’s a beast. Clutch is crap though.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I did a 9 hour drive to SLC to buy my GTI, but I... 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
I did a 9 hour drive to SLC to buy my GTI, but I got it for $8k off MSRP so it was worth it.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars. 50,788 Views / 443 Replies  
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 12, 2019 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Friend had a Volt, hated it, bought a Model 3. 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
Friend had a Volt, hated it, bought a Model 3.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen a lot of matte wrapped S5/RS5’s. 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
I’ve seen a lot of matte wrapped S5/RS5’s.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 3, 2019 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All the cars I’ve seen have gone all-in on touch... 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
All the cars I’ve seen have gone all-in on touch with their redesigns. How could it go wrong?...
Posted by Brien, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Today I learned... A lot of AppleID settings... 96,946 Views / 397 Replies  
Today I learned...

A lot of AppleID settings can only be accessed via iCloud.com.

...Apple doesn’t allow you to access iCloud.com on iOS devices. WTF?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 17, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things... 2,433 Views / 7 Replies  
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things for simplicity.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
I have heard arguments that the union... 1,462 Views / 9 Replies  
I have heard arguments that the union jack/American flag/insert flag here are symbols of racism, oppression etcetera. The rabbit hole never ends.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can this trend of both parties moving to the... 4,536 Views / 49 Replies  
Can this trend of both parties moving to the extremes please stop? I don’t really subscribe to uber-right or uber-left. If this goes on will it be a vote for neo-feudalism vs. socialism?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But seriously, why do I need an account? 4,612 Views / 9 Replies  
A bit of a rant but I have literally nowhere else to vent because all my real life friends are tech-illiterate or don’t care...

Why does *everything* require you to create an account (or worse,...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 6, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun... 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun second car?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 5, 2019 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy... 8,595 Views / 66 Replies  
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy replacement. There’s no permanence to anything there. Posts more than a day or two old - poof. Gone.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rumor is the Evo is coming back. 195,093 Views / 1,024 Replies  
Rumor is the Evo is coming back.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unrelated: what a horrid UI that site has. A... 96,946 Views / 397 Replies  
Unrelated: what a horrid UI that site has. A permanent, unclosable, autoplay video that takes up 1/3 of the screen? Why not!
Posted by Brien, on Jun 20, 2019 at 04:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I get the boutique 80/90% stuff. Hate milk... 6,126 Views / 27 Replies  
I get the boutique 80/90% stuff. Hate milk chocolate. No flavor.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can’t believe Bethesda caved and is adding human... 1,229,772 Views / 6,338 Replies  
Can’t believe Bethesda caved and is adding human NPCs and story(!) to Fallout 76. Excited.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM, in Gaming
Yeah, unless you commit to Russian actors and... 4,862 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, unless you commit to Russian actors and subtitles why bother IMO.

2 episodes in. Fantastic.
Posted by Brien, on May 30, 2019 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was able to get a pair of RTi A7’s on super... 3,824 Views / 27 Replies  
I was able to get a pair of RTi A7’s on super clearance at Fry’s a few years back. I’d say spend as much as you can. Use that Qualcomm money.
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think Apple cares about average consumers. 1,864 Views / 24 Replies  
I don’t think Apple cares about average consumers.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crackdown 3? Anthem? Really bummed that... 1,229,772 Views / 6,338 Replies  
Crackdown 3? Anthem?

Really bummed that Crackdown 3 is a straight up remake of 1, but 2 was soooo bad, so it’s sort of a wash.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 27, 2019 at 12:33 AM, in Gaming
We’ve all been here too long. 9,171 Views / 75 Replies  
We’ve all been here too long.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 23, 2019 at 12:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been rocking my current one for several... 9,171 Views / 75 Replies  
I’ve been rocking my current one for several years, back when Busytown memes were a thing.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you confusing ANH (Episode IV) with TFA and... 4,128 Views / 40 Replies  
Are you confusing ANH (Episode IV) with TFA and TFA with TLJ?

Rogue One has been the only good movie of the new batch IMO. Solo was okay, TFA was a rehash and TLJ jettisoned everything in the name...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 31, 2019 at 01:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hamberders Also, if this drags on more than... 1,063 Views / 13 Replies  
Hamberders

Also, if this drags on more than a couple months when TSA workers etc. start quitting en masse and airports start closing down they might feel the pressure.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 22, 2019 at 12:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah and if rumors of an even more premium... 1,416 Views / 20 Replies  
Yeah and if rumors of an even more premium foldable phone above the current flagship are ture (a strategy Samsung and LG have tried) I do expect $2k+ which is nope territory for most I’d assume.
...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 14, 2019 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hm. Performa 6290CD StyleWriter 2400 ... 1,123 Views / 12 Replies  
Hm.

Performa 6290CD
StyleWriter 2400
PowerMac G4
iBook G4
MacBook
Unibody MBP Rev. A
iPod 3rd gen
iPod 4th gen (click wheel?)
Posted by Brien, on Jan 12, 2019 at 12:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I would love FCP on iOS. 1,416 Views / 20 Replies  
I would love FCP on iOS.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of murmurs about Apple pushing service... 42,106 Views / 230 Replies  
A lot of murmurs about Apple pushing service revenue hard and I already fear how it will muck up iOS 13. If iCloud or Apple Music get any more intrusive than they already are I may be done, unless...
Posted by Brien, on Dec 27, 2018 at 01:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone else feel like Google and Apple are... 302,773 Views / 2,477 Replies  
Does anyone else feel like Google and Apple are going to keep adding news to more and more apps until Trump isn’t president anymore? It’s getting old.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thankfully most TVs support the various competing... 12,699 Views / 80 Replies  
Thankfully most TVs support the various competing HDR standards, but yes, I did need to upgrade my AVR, HDMI cables, and repurchase a few titles I watch often. One thing that is nice is that MOST...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The TV companies haven’t done a great job of... 12,699 Views / 80 Replies  
The TV companies haven’t done a great job of that. Nits should be what matters but there are plenty of TV sets that can play HDR and don’t have the brightness to do it justice.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone here have an HDR television, or seen... 12,699 Views / 80 Replies  
Does anyone here have an HDR television, or seen a film in Dolby Vision/HDR10? Because I am getting the impression that people are conflating HDR photography with actual HDR.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is still tone mapping / HDR photography. HDR... 12,699 Views / 80 Replies  
That is still tone mapping / HDR photography. HDR video does actually have more dynamic range. Waaay brighter highlights and deeper blacks.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It doesn’t help that HDR photos and HDR mean... 12,699 Views / 80 Replies  
It doesn’t help that HDR photos and HDR mean drastically different things.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This new ‘proactive’ Siri drives me bananas - not... 4,510 Views / 24 Replies  
This new ‘proactive’ Siri drives me bananas - not only are they often wrong or useless, they’re also creepy. It took me over 20 minutes to manually shut this stuff off, bot sure what Apple is...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 12, 2018 at 01:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I went and checked out the XR at the Apple Store... 31,021 Views / 175 Replies  
I went and checked out the XR at the Apple Store on launch day and was quite impressed. If the X/XS/Max didn’t exist people would be quite happy. It really is flagship and flagship+ but unfortunately...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2018 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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