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There was a WSJ article 2-3 years ago along the... 437 Views / 17 Replies  
There was a WSJ article 2-3 years ago along the lines of everything’s a subscription and we own nothing (in the future).
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Started Yellowstone. 128,525 Views / 424 Replies  
Started Yellowstone.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone watch Matrix 4? 5,564 Views / 61 Replies  
Anyone watch Matrix 4?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 26, 2021 at 01:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel like UBI won’t take off ‘til post-scarcity... 1,437,904 Views / 3,227 Replies  
I feel like UBI won’t take off ‘til post-scarcity economics and AI makes all of us unemployed.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 23, 2021 at 01:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What’s the deal with all of these “year in... 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
What’s the deal with all of these “year in review” bits? E.g. FB year in review, reddit recap, Apple Replay etc. Do most people actually give a crap about what they did all year? Whoopdedoo?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 14, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They get worse. They all suck. 128,525 Views / 424 Replies  
They get worse. They all suck.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 9, 2021 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Best Buy is also heading towards ‘lame cellphone... 3,876 Views / 80 Replies  
Best Buy is also heading towards ‘lame cellphone store’ ala RS these days.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 2, 2021 at 02:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let ‘em quit. More jobs for the rest of us. 408,224 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Let ‘em quit. More jobs for the rest of us.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 2, 2021 at 01:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dot matrix. Sound still gives me shivers. 3,876 Views / 80 Replies  
Dot matrix. Sound still gives me shivers.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 30, 2021 at 12:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And yet, the 6 button Genesis controller isn’t... 11,541 Views / 36 Replies  
And yet, the 6 button Genesis controller isn’t coming stateside. Again.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 29, 2021 at 11:11 PM, in Gaming
So… omicron anybody? 408,224 Views / 1,490 Replies  
So… omicron anybody?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 26, 2021 at 10:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This years software is pretty bad. Bug-wise. 1,139 Views / 6 Replies  
This years software is pretty bad. Bug-wise.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 26, 2021 at 01:03 AM, in iOS Apps
Performa here. 7.5.3. Whoo. 3,876 Views / 80 Replies  
Performa here. 7.5.3. Whoo.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. Everyone will likely copy Apple’s SoC so the... 7,458 Views / 57 Replies  
Yep. Everyone will likely copy Apple’s SoC so the days of discrete memory/storage/GPUs may be gone soon.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2021 at 02:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally tried these. Yum! 7,458 Views / 57 Replies  
Finally tried these. Yum!
Posted by Brien, on Nov 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely miss late 90’s/early 2000’s Apple... 3,876 Views / 80 Replies  
I definitely miss late 90’s/early 2000’s Apple forums. Felt like a much tighter-knit community back then. Also before SM/apps killed forums, and paywalls and data mining killed everything else (IMO).
Posted by Brien, on Nov 3, 2021 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeesh. Bad year for Apple software. 1,242 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeesh. Bad year for Apple software.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 2, 2021 at 07:59 PM, in macOS
All voice assistants. They ALL suck. 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
All voice assistants. They ALL suck.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2021 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure I like Apple’s ‘connect all the... 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
I’m not sure I like Apple’s ‘connect all the stuff’ push the past few releases. With the latest updates I now get media controls on my ALL my devices when ANY device is playing content, “AirPods...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 27, 2021 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
M1 Max and AE will probably have many considering... 2,881 Views / 25 Replies  
M1 Max and AE will probably have many considering going back to Macs.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 26, 2021 at 11:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tempted by the 14”. Gotta see it in person. Have... 2,881 Views / 25 Replies  
Tempted by the 14”. Gotta see it in person. Have a 15” currently but it is oooold. Smaller sounds nice, I love me big screens but I hate trekkin it.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 21, 2021 at 01:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The glory days. 3,876 Views / 80 Replies  
The glory days.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 21, 2021 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The remote widget, specifically text entry on iOS... 6,413 Views / 97 Replies  
The remote widget, specifically text entry on iOS and tvOS 15 is driving me bananas. It keeps skipping deleting and rearranging words; clearly some sort of lag issue…

And I concur, 3D Touch was...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Been that way here for a few weeks. Nobody wants... 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
Been that way here for a few weeks. Nobody wants to work shitty retail jobs anymore. Holiday staffing is gonna be fun.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 3, 2021 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In the same vein. I like the reworked... 6,413 Views / 97 Replies  
In the same vein. I like the reworked notifications on the phone in 15. They take up far less space.

iOS 15 in general feels like they made an effort to maximize screen real estate. Sometimes for...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 28, 2021 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Android OEMs can and should do better. Especially... 6,030 Views / 10 Replies  
Android OEMs can and should do better. Especially when some of these devices are thousands of dollars.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 25, 2021 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Custom domains is even nicer 6,413 Views / 97 Replies  
Custom domains is even nicer
Posted by Brien, on Sep 25, 2021 at 01:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wonder if that makes it into S3. 128,525 Views / 424 Replies  
Wonder if that makes it into S3.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well with the spinoff/merger anything goes. Could... 5,564 Views / 61 Replies  
Well with the spinoff/merger anything goes. Could be bad forcthem.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 22, 2021 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Boy oh boy, does this look like a Macbook: ... 2,019 Views / 6 Replies  
Boy oh boy, does this look like a Macbook:
...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 22, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thankfully, you can revert to the old Safari... 6,413 Views / 97 Replies  
Thankfully, you can revert to the old Safari layout in Settings.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 22, 2021 at 12:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t like how all the tips/onboarding/nags are... 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
I don’t like how all the tips/onboarding/nags are re-enabled after major iOS updates.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 21, 2021 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
New Safari. Blech 6,413 Views / 97 Replies  
New Safari. Blech
Posted by Brien, on Sep 20, 2021 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think any of us know but we can’t... 408,224 Views / 1,490 Replies  
I don’t think any of us know but we can’t continue with half measures either… I don’t think our economy can survive further lockdowns and/or printing money indefinitely.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 19, 2021 at 10:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sadly may happen. Esp. if this thing escapes... 408,224 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Sadly may happen. Esp. if this thing escapes vaccination.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 19, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Win11… yuck. MS doubled down on wverything users... 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
Win11… yuck. MS doubled down on wverything users hated and made it look like macOS for good measure. One of the few differentiators between Mac/PC was always that Windows was more open. If Microsoft...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 17, 2021 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I’m there. F1 got boring after they made it... 128,525 Views / 424 Replies  
Yeah, I’m there. F1 got boring after they made it safer. No people = go nuts.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Totally agree. Imagine a full-frame camera with... 6,413 Views / 97 Replies  
Totally agree. Imagine a full-frame camera with computational photography. Feel like Sony has the best chance of making this happen.Samsung tried and failed so spectacularly they exited the camera...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 16, 2021 at 01:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Paywall 2,162 Views / 3 Replies  
Paywall
Posted by Brien, on Aug 14, 2021 at 12:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Seems like they’re setting up a revival of... 12,340 Views / 44 Replies  
Seems like they’re setting up a revival of C&H?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 20, 2021 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Minor, maybe major irritant, rant incoming. ... 303,846 Views / 765 Replies  
Minor, maybe major irritant, rant incoming.

- I'm getting really annoyed by everything requiring an account. It seems like nearly ALL software has either moved to requiring an account and/or an...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 15, 2021 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Prop 65 is on everything and has lost all meaning. 5,763 Views / 50 Replies  
Prop 65 is on everything and has lost all meaning.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 9, 2021 at 08:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got an XSX. I’m convinced casual gaming on... 30,450 Views / 137 Replies  
Got an XSX.

I’m convinced casual gaming on non-Nintendo consoles is dead or enough of an afterthought it may as well be. Mandatory accounts for the console, for the game (EA, etc.), massive...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 9, 2021 at 06:56 PM, in Gaming
Dude was bonafide nuts: ... 2,017 Views / 5 Replies  
Dude was bonafide nuts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg
Posted by Brien, on Jun 24, 2021 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The sad thing is I know lots of smart people in... 408,224 Views / 1,490 Replies  
The sad thing is I know lots of smart people in the anti-mask/vax crowd. Mah rights
Posted by Brien, on Jun 24, 2021 at 04:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I buy direct from local roasters. We have 3, and... 98,031 Views / 287 Replies  
I buy direct from local roasters. We have 3, and they all do a BOGO (different days).
Posted by Brien, on Jun 5, 2021 at 12:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Distilled water = gross coffee IMO 98,031 Views / 287 Replies  
Distilled water = gross coffee IMO
Posted by Brien, on May 26, 2021 at 11:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We were (un)fortunate to be in the process of... 3,568 Views / 17 Replies  
We were (un)fortunate to be in the process of house shopping when the world went to hell, so we planned for an extra room that could serve as an office. I've been WFH since March as well, and sounds...
Posted by Brien, on May 15, 2021 at 01:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My kettle can hold temperature from ~160-212... 98,031 Views / 287 Replies  
My kettle can hold temperature from ~160-212 wherever I set it. No fractional degrees though:
https://fellowproducts.com/products/staggekg

And now to play catch up:


Distilled would be worse....
Posted by Brien, on May 15, 2021 at 01:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Seems we have collectively decided the Pandemic... 408,224 Views / 1,490 Replies  
Seems we have collectively decided the Pandemic is over. Yep. Great idea. What can go wrong…
Posted by Brien, on May 15, 2021 at 12:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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