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We got my dad the SE for that reason. Unless you... 924 Views / 29 Replies  
We got my dad the SE for that reason. Unless you can get a 4 on clearance or something for a good price, I’d opt for the SE.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 6, 2021 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm still waiting for the improved Bill Gates... 198,512 Views / 951 Replies  
I'm still waiting for the improved Bill Gates chip with the Japanese localization.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 3, 2021 at 03:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Good question, I don't know. I hope my dad won't... 924 Views / 29 Replies  
Good question, I don't know. I hope my dad won't be the guinea pig here … ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 3, 2021 at 03:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fall detection and LTE was a must for us, and I... 924 Views / 29 Replies  
Fall detection and LTE was a must for us, and I am glad my dad is wearing the watch around the house, too — most of the time.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 2, 2021 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On a related note, we got an Apple Watch with LTE... 924 Views / 29 Replies  
On a related note, we got an Apple Watch with LTE for our dad specifically because of fall detection and the ability to call emergency services. Kinda funny that my dad got an Apple Watch before me....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Apr 2, 2021 at 04:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, I appreciate it. I mean it. That... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
Thanks, I appreciate it. I mean it.

That really sucks. In other first-world countries, you don’t have to worry about medical bills, but even then the pandemic complicates matters greatly. For...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 31, 2021 at 03:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a 27” 5K display on my office desk, no way... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
I have a 27” 5K display on my office desk, no way that 4K would be acceptable for me.

As far as I understand that is the crux of the matter when it comes to benchmarks: some mainboards default to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 31, 2021 at 03:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Life is complicated and a strenuous surgery is... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
Life is complicated and a strenuous surgery is certainly reason enough for you to not have to go head straight first into trouble. I’m having family issues at the moment, too, my mom is terminally...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 30, 2021 at 05:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you feel like you want to make a point (as... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
If you feel like you want to make a point (as indicated by your first post in the thread), this might be an avenue to explore: you could engage in these discussions where you have previously held...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 29, 2021 at 04:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I definitely, definitely prefer 5K on 27”... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
No, I definitely, definitely prefer 5K on 27” displays.

I think from a technical description you are spot on, but the difficult bit seems to be what settings are used. I dug a little deeper and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 29, 2021 at 04:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is also a good form of protests, which... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
This is also a good form of protests, which affords you safety in numbers: a waning membership is a strong sign for the organization that they are becoming less and less relevant.

If you wanted...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 27, 2021 at 04:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I finally got a grinder from my siblings for my... 53,603 Views / 205 Replies  
I finally got a grinder from my siblings for my 40th, and boy, is that an upgrade to my coffee game. I forgot how much more fragrant freshly ground coffee is.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 26, 2021 at 03:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to understand your thought process: are you... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
Just to understand your thought process: are you intending to blow the whistle? Or do you intend to make a political statement of the the sort “I am a long-term member of organization ABC, and I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 26, 2021 at 02:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think if you want to have a longer-term impact,... 1,215 Views / 22 Replies  
I think if you want to have a longer-term impact, you should look for an organization that better represents your values and advertise for it in your circles. From the sound of things, you are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 25, 2021 at 05:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, I think it is more complicated than that. The... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
No, I think it is more complicated than that. The biggest issue is finding a good screen. Outside of Mac land (LG included), there are basically next-to-no high-quality, high-dpi screens. In my mind,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 25, 2021 at 05:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@P Nice post, as usual. That’s not what... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
@P
Nice post, as usual.

That’s not what I think happens, though: for tau seconds the CPU is allowed to exceed TDP substantially, and after tau second the CPU throttles so as to not exceed TDP....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 24, 2021 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think the PCIe protocol is an issue... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
I don’t think the PCIe protocol is an issue because AFAIK the M1 just uses it for Thunderbolt, and Thunderbolt limits your throughput. I have seen quite a few applications where the PCIe protocol...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 18, 2021 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a HomePod for Christmas (a family... 1,407 Views / 15 Replies  
I bought a HomePod for Christmas (a family present), and I like it for what it is. It doesn’t get anywhere near the Wharfedale speakers with a NAD amp, which I gifted to my brother upon moving...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 14, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@P great post. Don’t mind my nitpicks. I... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
@P great post. Don’t mind my nitpicks.

I see your point, but like you wrote Intel’s CPUs are designed* to run with power limits disabled (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 13, 2021 at 10:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For Adobe that was quick IMHO. 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
For Adobe that was quick IMHO.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 10, 2021 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While I agree with you, although like you wrote... 198,512 Views / 951 Replies  
While I agree with you, although like you wrote at the end of your post, I’d say many would deny this. McConnell is one prime example who knows full-well what he is doing — a real life Frank...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 9, 2021 at 09:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
30 Rock was great and is very unique. They even... 74,088 Views / 369 Replies  
30 Rock was great and is very unique. They even had quite a few Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment jokes in it that at the time I didn’t get. Very prescient, well done.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 9, 2021 at 09:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Although I still think it makes a difference... 198,512 Views / 951 Replies  
Although I still think it makes a difference whether you acknowledge the problem and don’t follow your ideals or deny the problem, which absolves you from having to do anything.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 9, 2021 at 06:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I just inherited one. It replaced a cheesegrater... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
I just inherited one. It replaced a cheesegrater Mac Pro, which I also inherited. I would have either bought an iMac or just kept my MacBook Pro.

AMD's release of its Zen 2-based CPUs was...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 9, 2021 at 01:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh boy, that’s bleak. I hope you are wrong — even... 198,512 Views / 951 Replies  
Oh boy, that’s bleak. I hope you are wrong — even though I am not saying you are.

Although it seems many have started believing their own non-sense, and instead of people who just claim to hold...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 9, 2021 at 01:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The sad thing is that even people who are... 198,512 Views / 951 Replies  
The sad thing is that even people who are otherwise very intelligent, well connected and (used to be) politically savvy have become susceptible. The parents of a friend of mine are a case-in-point....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 8, 2021 at 10:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a Trashcan Mac Pro, it was a great machine.... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
I had a Trashcan Mac Pro, it was a great machine. And I agree with that sentiment, the feeling I remember the most was that no matter what I did to my computer, it just wouldn't slow down....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 8, 2021 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Once you are susceptible to one conspiracy... 198,512 Views / 951 Replies  
Once you are susceptible to one conspiracy theory, you are easily susceptible to others because you already live in an information echo chamber and do not trust e. g. the CDC or other official...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 8, 2021 at 10:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the iMac Pro was overall a much better... 1,758 Views / 27 Replies  
I think the iMac Pro was overall a much better machine than the trashcan Mac Pro, though. I hear people who have one actually love it. It’s just that Intel’s CPU offerings are impossible to cool....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Mar 8, 2021 at 06:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Using such low power cars is actually a big plus.... 528,688 Views / 1,321 Replies  
Using such low power cars is actually a big plus. This way somewhat average people (and I assume you are much, much better at handling cars than I am) can use their car at 100 % without recklessly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 23, 2021 at 02:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It always looks much slower from the outside. I... 528,688 Views / 1,321 Replies  
It always looks much slower from the outside. I know this full well from road racing and mountain biking.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 22, 2021 at 03:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ooooooh, I see. Well, I might dust off that... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
Ooooooh, I see. Well, I might dust off that machine. It was really nicely decked out, it has 64 GB RAM (essentially an infinite amount) and was rock-solid.

I wish I had something CPU-intensive...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The one I used was the last cheese grater Mac... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
The one I used was the last cheese grater Mac Pro. It seemed the OS needed some drivers to access the NVMe SSD. But perhaps it was some weirdness specific to the machine. It also wouldn’t boot from...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 18, 2021 at 11:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How'd you manage to boot macOS off of a... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
How'd you manage to boot macOS off of a NVME-based SSD? I tried that, but it wouldn't boot even though it'd access the SSD after booting from a SATA-based SSD just fine.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 18, 2021 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's what I've been thinking, too, no way Trump... 41,180 Views / 542 Replies  
That's what I've been thinking, too, no way Trump only called Raffensberger in Georgia. It's just that the others aren't talking.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, ok, so that was before my Synology time. The... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
Ah, ok, so that was before my Synology time. The only feature they did not port to ARM was btrfs support. I reckon the ARM cpus they use are too wimpy and that they do not include enough RAM. Would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 7, 2021 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When was that? My Synology is from 2014 (DS 214+)... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
When was that? My Synology is from 2014 (DS 214+) and it still getting regular updates to the latest version of DSM.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 5, 2021 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having had a Mac that needed a frankensteined OS,... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
Having had a Mac that needed a frankensteined OS, I wouldn't want to do that again. With such a machine, I really want a install-and-forget solution. That's what's so great about my Synology, it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 5, 2021 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s a very Marxist point of view — and I think... 2,504 Views / 24 Replies  
That’s a very Marxist point of view — and I think quite outdated. Other democracies have fared better at mitigating concentration of power, it is not a law of nature that you can’t resist against.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 4, 2021 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The prices are much lower than I thought. As... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
The prices are much lower than I thought.
As far as NAS boxes go, my go-to brand is Synology. An entry-level 2-bay model (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 4, 2021 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know whether that makes financial sense.... 17,977 Views / 175 Replies  
I don’t know whether that makes financial sense. Last time I checked the prices for used Mac minis were crazy. Perhaps you’re better off just getting another M1-based Mac mini.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Feb 3, 2021 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@P I like your idea of putting additional ports... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
@P
I like your idea of putting additional ports into the charger, that’s a great idea. :thumbsup:

In fact, it is a mystery to me why Apple’s chargers only have a single USB-C port. This makes it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think this is bizarre at all to want to... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
I don't think this is bizarre at all to want to connect something directly without a dongle that you have just left at home (or in another country). Loss of practicality is a loss of functionality...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I understand, we are just talking about time... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
I understand, we are just talking about time frames and how many people need a feature until you consider to include it. Again, take this more as an illustration of a larger argument than a flamewar...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 05:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you read my argument with too much... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
I think you read my argument with too much emphasis on a SD card reader. I’m criticizing Apple’s approach to apply a single vision, which incurs the same set of compromises, to all machines — in this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 31, 2021 at 05:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Removing? I don’t think they ever included it in... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
Removing? I don’t think they ever included it in many cameras. When it comes to top-end cameras, I don’t think I’d put much stock in a “shave cost” argument when this is such a tremendously useful...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 30, 2021 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If we zoom out, I think the issue is that current... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
If we zoom out, I think the issue is that current Apple seems to apply the same trade-offs to its entire model line-up — USB-C only and it minimizes the number of ports. I own the most powerful Mac...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 30, 2021 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Right, and I think this argument has merit. In... 2,504 Views / 24 Replies  
Right, and I think this argument has merit. In part it attracts people who are also susceptible to gambling. This is a problem. It should be a moral question that had been carefully considered by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 30, 2021 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@P I don’t know, that seems wrong-headed to me.... 3,677 Views / 25 Replies  
@P
I don’t know, that seems wrong-headed to me. I think it should be a mark of a serious computer if you need no or almost no dongles and adapters. Apple hasn’t fared very well with its laptops....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 29, 2021 at 11:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
@P Completely agreed. The mob has beaten hedge... 2,504 Views / 24 Replies  
@P
Completely agreed. The mob has beaten hedge funds at their own gain and now they complain that the game isn’t fair.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jan 29, 2021 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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