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I don’t mean either of them. If you check back,... 1,140 Views / 52 Replies  
I don’t mean either of them. If you check back, the first season is full of people who then disappear when it’s about the core team that are involved in all the seasons.



Italy is lovely,...
Posted by P, on Jun 10, 2019 at 06:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would argue that the first season of The Wire... 1,140 Views / 52 Replies  
I would argue that the first season of The Wire is the worst, because it is so hard to get into when a lot of the characters look the same. For some reason half the detectives are overweight white...
Posted by P, on Jun 10, 2019 at 07:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Less so today, but in general computers have a... 1,771 Views / 72 Replies  
Less so today, but in general computers have a high peak when starting up because fans and spinning drives have to spin up, and that takes power. Back at University, the computer labs could never...
Posted by P, on Jun 5, 2019 at 06:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't mind charging people through the nose for... 1,771 Views / 72 Replies  
I don't mind charging people through the nose for a 28-core with four Radeon VII chips. I have a problem with the base model being an eight-core with a 580X and 256 gigs of flash still costing like...
Posted by P, on Jun 4, 2019 at 03:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I may have missed something, but those Xeons take... 1,771 Views / 72 Replies  
I may have missed something, but those Xeons take 6 memory channels, so it is likely 6 channels with 2 slots on each for an insane amount of bandwidth.



It's PCIe 3.0. Intel isn't ready with...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It seems I need to make a new sig again. 1,771 Views / 72 Replies  
It seems I need to make a new sig again.
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The history is that basically this: the first... 1,174 Views / 21 Replies  
The history is that basically this: the first manual cell phones were in the US, but were also major in Scandinavia. The reason is the same - large distances and people working in the middle of...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I expect that there is a demo of the iOS and... 1,771 Views / 72 Replies  
I expect that there is a demo of the iOS and MacOS updates, as usual. Since they cleared the deck with an MBP update recently, there is really very little to be updated now - there is the 12"...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nokia and Ericsson are two different companies.... 1,174 Views / 21 Replies  
Nokia and Ericsson are two different companies. Ericsson and Huawei are the two big ones. Nokia has a network division, initially formed together with Siemens, that is decently sized. They also...
Posted by P, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any new house or apartment building in Sweden has... 31,169 Views / 460 Replies  
Any new house or apartment building in Sweden has a Cat6 network in the house, with a switching station in a cupboard somewhere. How you get the network up to that point is up to you and depends a...
Posted by P, on May 29, 2019 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
At home in my apartment: 100/10 + VoIP "for... 31,169 Views / 460 Replies  
At home in my apartment: 100/10 + VoIP "for free". This is because my co-op has a group deal with the local cable provider. It costs them approximately 200 SEK for this plus a super-basic TV deal...
Posted by P, on May 28, 2019 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Will you be very sad if I list my options? 31,169 Views / 460 Replies  
Will you be very sad if I list my options?
Posted by P, on May 28, 2019 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have seen the latency claims, and they claim to... 31,169 Views / 460 Replies  
I have seen the latency claims, and they claim to be great over long distances (over the Atlantic or longer) because they can use lasers in vacuum. The current batch of satellites aren’t equipped...
Posted by P, on May 28, 2019 at 12:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a thing online a while back with people... 4,513 Views / 163 Replies  
There was a thing online a while back with people making fun of a woman who had named her daughter KVIIIlin - Kaitlin, with VIII being eight in roman numerals. I really thought that this was some...
Posted by P, on May 27, 2019 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Based in Redmond, Washington - suspiciously close... 31,169 Views / 460 Replies  
Based in Redmond, Washington - suspiciously close to a certain large software manufacturer. The megarich founder of that company famously funded low altitude satellites for internet communication...
Posted by P, on May 27, 2019 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Most likely the dates have been lost in a copy... 1,772 Views / 7 Replies  
Most likely the dates have been lost in a copy somewhere. Creation dates are not standard on all OSes and file systems (modification dates are the standard - the Mac supports both, and also access...
Posted by P, on May 27, 2019 at 10:08 AM, in macOS
If your Macbook is new enough, you could connect... 5,654 Views / 80 Replies  
If your Macbook is new enough, you could connect an HDMI cable to run [email protected] at 8 bits per color. This can be HDR by the definition of "size of the gamut" if you have the right color profile...
Posted by P, on May 24, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
She was. It wasn't explained how that would end... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
She was. It wasn't explained how that would end with Maesters not allowed to marry, but she was.
Posted by P, on May 23, 2019 at 04:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Late as usual, I saw it yesterday. This was very... 858 Views / 14 Replies  
Late as usual, I saw it yesterday. This was very very good - not only because it was good in itself, but because it stuck the landing of a series, which is so very hard to do. Can't wait to until I...
Posted by P, on May 23, 2019 at 04:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sam made his own choice, though. If he wanted to... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Sam made his own choice, though. If he wanted to go back to the Tarly estate and make a whole brood of kids, nobody would have stopped him. For whatever reason, he decided to do this instead.
Posted by P, on May 20, 2019 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I actually considered this solution to the lack... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
I actually considered this solution to the lack of a king (electing one for life). It mirrors the Night Watch and the real life Holy Roman Empire.

How the F is it only Six Kingdoms if the Iron...
Posted by P, on May 20, 2019 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having had a few days to think on it, I have come... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Having had a few days to think on it, I have come to the conclusion that Episode 4 is the one that failed. That episode was supposed to give us the lead-up to Daenerys' heel turn, to provide some...
Posted by P, on May 16, 2019 at 06:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think they had contracts with the main actors... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
I think they had contracts with the main actors for seven seasons - although it may have been eight - and they couldn't really extend that much further without blowing up the budget. They decided to...
Posted by P, on May 15, 2019 at 03:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cleganebowl was awesome. That Sandor, who was... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Cleganebowl was awesome. That Sandor, who was burned as a child and has hated fire ever since, threw himself and his zombie big brother into a sea of flames because that was the only way to stop him...
Posted by P, on May 14, 2019 at 04:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh there is a lot on the plus side. I quite liked... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Oh there is a lot on the plus side. I quite liked this episode.

Note the appearance of Jon closely mirrors what Ned looked like, and Daenerys is similar to both Viserys and Aerys. Arya also looks...
Posted by P, on May 13, 2019 at 06:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Best comment from Reddit: I wonder how all the... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Best comment from Reddit: I wonder how all the people who named their daughters Daenerys or Khaleesi are going to handle this?

Anyways: Kings Landing is gone, it is dead, as destroyed as Old...
Posted by P, on May 13, 2019 at 04:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Solving it isn’t actually very hard, you just try... 4,513 Views / 163 Replies  
Solving it isn’t actually very hard, you just try every single combination and compare them. What is hard is solving it in polynomial time (as in, the time to solve it is no more than the number of...
Posted by P, on May 11, 2019 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The dragons being killed by a ballista is... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
The dragons being killed by a ballista is actually eminently believable. For one thing, there is one case of a dragon being killed by one in the history, and for another, the dragons don’t become...
Posted by P, on May 11, 2019 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, they're magic - and this thing about weapons... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Yes, they're magic - and this thing about weapons being super effective versus fixed medieval defenses is nothing new, LOTR does the same thing - but it is so unnecessary. Have the iron islanders use...
Posted by P, on May 10, 2019 at 04:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Honest answer on the delivery packages thing -... 4,513 Views / 163 Replies  
Honest answer on the delivery packages thing - they're optimized to avoid left turns. Left turns take so much longer to make, so they will try to make three rights if there is anything at all to do...
Posted by P, on May 10, 2019 at 04:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So refuse to tell him exactly what it is. ... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
So refuse to tell him exactly what it is.



In the middle of the sea. Exactly how high and how steep is that mountain if you can hide behind it from something that flies in the clouds?



A...
Posted by P, on May 9, 2019 at 07:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sansa betrays her word about 15 minutes after... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
Sansa betrays her word about 15 minutes after giving it.

Dany is airborne over the open sea, and somehow doesn’t see a big fleet?

I actually buy them killing dragons with the ballistae. The...
Posted by P, on May 6, 2019 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Honest question: How does the man on street in... 47,445 Views / 366 Replies  
Honest question: How does the man on street in the US feel about this? Because we made this change in Sweden some time back in the late eighties (though it was more local regulations than a national...
Posted by P, on May 6, 2019 at 06:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It was pointed out to me that if Rhaegal were... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
It was pointed out to me that if Rhaegal were dead, he would have risen when the Night King called all the other dead back to life. So he (or she) probably lives.
Posted by P, on May 5, 2019 at 05:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Most likely there is an operator settings update... 1,819 Views / 6 Replies  
Most likely there is an operator settings update that you need for Verizon, and it didn't get applied. Contact them.
Posted by P, on May 3, 2019 at 07:50 AM, in iOS Apps
Agree. Original Cinema Display cost $3299. 939 Views / 9 Replies  
Agree. Original Cinema Display cost $3299.
Posted by P, on May 2, 2019 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Intel CPU therm al management is complex, but... ... 817 Views / 5 Replies  
Intel CPU therm al management is complex, but...

For desktop CPUs of 6th generation and back to the first Core I-something, the key temperature is called Tcase. Tcase is supposed to be the...
Posted by P, on Apr 30, 2019 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
All caught up, but this was... long, epic and... 31,622 Views / 501 Replies  
All caught up, but this was... long, epic and somewhat silly.

1) They used the Dothraki as shock troops against an enemy that doesn’t shock.
2) The army of the dead are standing still just...
Posted by P, on Apr 30, 2019 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it has to be .wav for an audio CD. The... 714 Views / 9 Replies  
No, it has to be .wav for an audio CD. The bitrate etc is also fixed, and there isn't even a mono option to double the running time.

Looking this up, there is something called "high capacity...
Posted by P, on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:21 AM, in Applications
I bought an HTIB around that time as well, but... 1,150 Views / 27 Replies  
I bought an HTIB around that time as well, but they were dying. There were 3.1 systems for a while, because people didn't want to run wires to the rear speakers, but now they're all soundbars.
Posted by P, on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
750MB sounds a lot. I know that I have overburned... 714 Views / 9 Replies  
750MB sounds a lot. I know that I have overburned discs, but never that much. Are you sure it isn't about the decimal/binary conversion thing? 700MB on CDs is binary ("real MB") while MacOS these...
Posted by P, on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:26 AM, in Applications
Weird memory from way back, but... didn't Caps... 952 Views / 6 Replies  
Weird memory from way back, but... didn't Caps Lock disable keyboard wake from screensaver back in the olden days? I remember because there were screensavers that were complete games, and you had to...
Posted by P, on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:23 AM, in macOS
Run it at what sounds good to you. That is not... 1,150 Views / 27 Replies  
Run it at what sounds good to you. That is not equipment that is going to be perfectly flat anyway. A quick google shows that those speakers have 8” woofers, so I would guess that 80Hz is OK. OTOH,...
Posted by P, on Apr 28, 2019 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The shoulders are frequently not there in many... 1,989 Views / 51 Replies  
The shoulders are frequently not there in many European countries with heavy traffic - they have been turned into an extra lanes, or are only there for short stretches between exits. You are expected...
Posted by P, on Apr 21, 2019 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is the one. I remember seeing a Youtube clip... 145,355 Views / 1,084 Replies  
This is the one. I remember seeing a Youtube clip of that, when he is joking and suddenly collapses. The entire audience first thinks it's a joke, but slowly becomes unsure.
Posted by P, on Apr 16, 2019 at 03:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I seem to recall this happening before, on TV... 145,355 Views / 1,084 Replies  
I seem to recall this happening before, on TV even. Am I completely misremembering that?
Posted by P, on Apr 15, 2019 at 07:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How many? There used to be seven in my shirts,... 4,513 Views / 163 Replies  
How many? There used to be seven in my shirts, but they're usually down to six now with the last being some sort of paperclippy thing.
Posted by P, on Apr 15, 2019 at 06:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On Earth, it is. In space, it can be done with... 4,513 Views / 163 Replies  
On Earth, it is. In space, it can be done with visible light - but yes, it was done with radio telescopes this time.
Posted by P, on Apr 12, 2019 at 04:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As a general rule, no. It is legal to pass a... 1,989 Views / 51 Replies  
As a general rule, no. It is legal to pass a school bus that has stopped in all countries in Europe, I think. There are blinking yellow lights to go slow in many countries, but not red lights to...
Posted by P, on Apr 12, 2019 at 04:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No. There are others working on it so Apple may... 939 Views / 9 Replies  
No. There are others working on it so Apple may not be first, but there are none out yet.
Posted by P, on Apr 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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