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That’s just familiarity. I eventually started... 106,319 Views / 803 Replies  
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started using the volume button and it’s fine, and just as precise. But for passengers, it’s impossible.

And there’s nothing worse than having all the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After trying it recently, I really hate the... 106,319 Views / 803 Replies  
After trying it recently, I really hate the touchscreen. Knobs. Buttons. Tactile feedback. That’s where it’s at.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Aug 13, 2019 at 10:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you... 1,857 Views / 22 Replies  
Ehh.....even then a slow cooker just leaves you with a super-tender meat with no bark or texture....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food... 1,857 Views / 22 Replies  
I mean, chicken in a rice cooker? Who steams food to death? Or is it some crazy preference for no food texture? :p
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait, you think people now have more IRL friends? 2,983 Views / 66 Replies  
Wait, you think people now have more IRL friends?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Now you’re finally speaking my language! ... 5,228 Views / 69 Replies  
Now you’re finally speaking my language!

Add Aaron Sorkin to this list! You can take that trademark snappy dialogue and shove it....
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 7, 2019 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
go on... 106,319 Views / 803 Replies  
go on...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 6, 2019 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean....I’d obviously make them choose which is... 106,319 Views / 803 Replies  
I mean....I’d obviously make them choose which is my favourite


I mean, they certainly are—you can’t argue with the absolute performance gains of PDK, particularly as argued by rich dot com nerds...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. I can’t even believe there are non-poor... 1,943 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes. I can’t even believe there are non-poor first-world adults who haven’t been out of their own country—wowzers. The US is certainly great to visit—much variety. My personal fav spots outside of...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll be honest—those are incredibly different... 106,319 Views / 803 Replies  
I’ll be honest—those are incredibly different cars. Sure the S has beyond-incredible straightline acceleration, but I didn’t find it particularly exciting to drive other than that feature, which is...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll never say anything bad about Italian food,... 5,228 Views / 69 Replies  
I’ll never say anything bad about Italian food, but Paris is also incredible. You two are bonkers.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 10, 2019 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a beast! Legend. 1,301 Views / 2 Replies  
What a beast! Legend.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 19, 2019 at 10:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As mentioned, it was Weiss and Benioff who called... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
As mentioned, it was Weiss and Benioff who called game on the show length—HBO was fine to extend for longer and spend more money.

Leaving aside some similar issues with S7, this one obviously...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 15, 2019 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought it was a pretty effective way to convey... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
I thought it was a pretty effective way to convey the terror at “ground level” of the dragon attack, but it was a bit weird when she booked it so quickly. Was personally hoping for her to show up...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 13, 2019 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean.....I’ve been blaming Benioff and Weiss... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
I mean.....I’ve been blaming Benioff and Weiss (and the writers) since season 6, so I completely agree on the ham-fisted heel turn with minimal plot development. Pacing has been a serious issue for...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 13, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok.....now that was, finally, a good episode. 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
Ok.....now that was, finally, a good episode.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 12, 2019 at 10:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well even I didn’t expect like three direct hits... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
Well even I didn’t expect like three direct hits on a flying dragon from a moving ocean-based platform a mile away.....

This show, man. Benioff and Weiss. Ugh.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 10, 2019 at 03:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Season 7 suffered greatly from plot compactness.... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
Season 7 suffered greatly from plot compactness. Turns out season 8 is even worse.

The show is objectively not good now. Lots of money, massive production—a Hollywood budget on TV. But it’s good...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 6, 2019 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a DAC from PS Audio a few years ago. It was... 2,137 Views / 27 Replies  
I had a DAC from PS Audio a few years ago. It was really nice and I’ve regretted selling it a time or two. They make good gear.

Buy used. Only used. You’ll only lose a bit of money that way.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 09:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well they have that new surface to air crossbow... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
Well they have that new surface to air crossbow program goin on...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be honest I’d be fine with the resolution, if... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
To be honest I’d be fine with the resolution, if only we’d had any information at all about the Night King. He literally had zero character development...we still don’t know anything about him!

In...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can’t resist or stop myself.... MAGA, am I... 2,137 Views / 27 Replies  
I can’t resist or stop myself....

MAGA, am I right? Until it comes time to save a few hundred bucks on speakers, I guess.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, I think Weiss and Beniof have really... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
I mean, I think Weiss and Beniof have really bungled the show. Unless more is coming next episode, the Night King has ended up as a bad guy with no discernible personality, motivation, or...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 30, 2019 at 01:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m pretty confused. If that was it, the Night’s... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
I’m pretty confused. If that was it, the Night’s King was one of the worst super villains in recent memory. Unless there’s more coming, the last few seasons have been a complete waste of time..
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 29, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Goddamn 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
Goddamn
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The crypts are going to be key. Keep in mind the... 40,730 Views / 501 Replies  
The crypts are going to be key. Keep in mind the beginning and Bran’s comments on how extensive they are—and how prominent they were last week of course. Also lots of little references to the crypts...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 27, 2019 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I personally think Apple’s in trouble. I mean... 1,647 Views / 24 Replies  
I personally think Apple’s in trouble. I mean it’s fake trouble, because they’re one of the biggest market cap companies and have so much cash they could spend forever. But it’s crystal clear to me...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 3, 2019 at 06:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok—weird, that external drive doesn’t have the... 1,905 Views / 9 Replies  
Ok—weird, that external drive doesn’t have the “ignore ownership...” option at the bottom of Get Info. My other external drives do. Any chance the designation as Time Machine Drive is causing some...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 1, 2019 at 08:37 PM, in macOS
Ok. Either I’m doing something wrong with... 1,905 Views / 9 Replies  
Ok. Either I’m doing something wrong with dot_clean (very possible), or something funky is going on. I tried running it on my source music folder (which is also on a Time Machine external backup...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 31, 2019 at 10:01 PM, in macOS
Nope. They’re all audio files (mp3, flax, ale). ... 1,905 Views / 9 Replies  
Nope. They’re all audio files (mp3, flax, ale). They came from my old Mac mini’s SSD.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2019 at 07:15 PM, in macOS
Huh. So in this case all drives and files have... 1,905 Views / 9 Replies  
Huh. So in this case all drives and files have only been used with MacOS. So it must be a HFS to APFS issue?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2019 at 05:22 PM, in macOS
Error code 36 when copying b/w external drives? 1,905 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello, I have a 2018 iMac that has an external Thunderbolt JBOD enclosure with four platter WD Red drives formatted in HFS+. These drives were used with my previous 2012 iMac and contain all my media...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2019 at 04:00 PM, in macOS
Ahhhh. Yeah, for higher-end kitchen knives there... 5,862 Views / 60 Replies  
Ahhhh. Yeah, for higher-end kitchen knives there are lots of high-carbon steel variants in the low-60s rockwell, and some of those stainless powdered steel alloys that are a little above that (I have...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 11, 2019 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Titanium blades, too? I thought titanium was a... 5,862 Views / 60 Replies  
Titanium blades, too? I thought titanium was a bit too soft for blade material. At least for kitchen knives anyway......something specialised?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jan 7, 2019 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, there are threads on MacRumors for example... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Yeah, there are threads on MacRumors for example of a whining noise from these latest MBPs/minis. Who knows. Anyways I got an i5/256/8gig mini. Still playing around with it but no whine that I can...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 8, 2018 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it’s unclear what the actual issue seems to... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Yeah, it’s unclear what the actual issue seems to be. But there are a lot of online complaints.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 5, 2018 at 09:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know the whys. I’ve just seen lots of... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
I don’t know the whys. I’ve just seen lots of intarweb complaints about it on the mini and MBP, and some allegations that it’s somehow related to the Toshiba SSDs used.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 2, 2018 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been hearing of an annoying “coil whine”... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
I’ve been hearing of an annoying “coil whine” with these Toshiba SSDs Apple has been using. Seems to be a common complaint amongst the audio nervosa crowd (I’m a bit particular myself). Anyone bought...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Dec 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not a single deal on the new Mac Mini,... 1,224 Views / 15 Replies  
Not a single deal on the new Mac Mini, unfortunately. I haven’t even seen it available up here in Canada except on the Apple Store.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 29, 2018 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What happened to global warming? /s 41,996 Views / 337 Replies  
What happened to global warming? /s
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 22, 2018 at 10:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t seen many particularly great deals.... 1,224 Views / 15 Replies  
I haven’t seen many particularly great deals. Lots of old inventory blow-out...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 22, 2018 at 10:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly mine as well. But I’m probably gonna get... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Exactly mine as well. But I’m probably gonna get the biggest standard SSD I can instead, and maybe wait a year or so to step up to 32 gigs of RAM.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 15, 2018 at 10:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Question—is there any benefit to 10Gbit Ethernet... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Question—is there any benefit to 10Gbit Ethernet if your computer can’t be plugged into your network?

My computer has to rely on Wifi because it’s located on the opposite side of the house from...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 15, 2018 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just realized that I have one USB port filled... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
I just realized that I have one USB port filled by a mini-HTPC wireless keyboard dongle, and another by my audio out. So I’ve maxed out the two USB ports from the get-go.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 8, 2018 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well the one nice benefit in keeping the old mini... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Well the one nice benefit in keeping the old mini would be the SD card slot. I used that thing all the time for my GoPro, camera etc.....I guess there’s an adaptor for everything now? Also I don’t...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 8, 2018 at 10:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I disagree. For laptops it’s a killer, but minis... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
I disagree. For laptops it’s a killer, but minis are overwhelmingly used as desktop machines with attached peripherals. Almost everyone I know with a mini has some external enclosure attached. I...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 7, 2018 at 10:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dumb it down for a stupid person, haha. I was... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Dumb it down for a stupid person, haha. I was trying to compare my old 2.3GHz four-core i7 vs. the new 3.6Ghz four-core i3 vs. the new 3.4gHz six-core i5.

The initial benchmarks I’ve seen recently...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 7, 2018 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah I’m also eyeing the base i5. The early... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Yeah I’m also eyeing the base i5. The early benchmarks on the base i3 seem to suggest that it’s probably a bit faster than my 2012 i7 (2.3), so I assume the i5 is probably faster still across the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 7, 2018 at 09:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Holy shitballs, those processing times vs MBP are... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Holy shitballs, those processing times vs MBP are wild! I’m about to get a mini and suddenly started to wonder if an iPP could be used as a media server!? :lol:

Has anyone sussed out the best...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahhh cool. Expensive as hell for the base Mini,... 14,374 Views / 164 Replies  
Ahhh cool. Expensive as hell for the base Mini, but it addresses almost all concerns — assuming overheating issues have been fixed. Pretty great.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Oct 30, 2018 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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