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I came close to buying an Apple Watch Series 5... 865 Views / 27 Replies  
I came close to buying an Apple Watch Series 5 last year, but didn't. Kind of want the Series 6, but probably still won't buy. I want a simple watch with a round face (so it looks like a typical...
Posted by mindwaves, on Today at 01:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Won't be buying. Still using the current... 865 Views / 27 Replies  
Won't be buying. Still using the current generation of iPad mini with LTE. Love the small form factor.
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 18, 2020 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bought my first ever pair of prescription... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Bought my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses at Costco today. Can't wait. I went to another store and they said that they couldn't do prescription sunglasses and recommended me to buy a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 15, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Make youtube videos. Seriously, I am considering... 732 Views / 7 Replies  
Make youtube videos. Seriously, I am considering doing the same. Post something random that you are good at, make it a bit funny and maybe get some viewers. One guy has 351,000 followers and makes 8k...
Posted by mindwaves, on Sep 5, 2020 at 03:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it does matter, but only for your 1st one to... 2,999 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes, it does matter, but only for your 1st one to two jobs, and then it doesn't matter. Had a 55+ year old guy apply for a job at my company and I was reviewing his resume. He still uses a Harvard...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Set menus for restaurants. Sure you get more... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Set menus for restaurants.

Sure you get more food for your money and includes a dessert and a drink, but I'm going to order ala carte from now on. Every set menu has at least one, maybe two dishes...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 24, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I walk outside freshly showered and wearing... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
I walk outside freshly showered and wearing shorts and less than 20 seconds later, a fly lands on my leg. I shake it off and it comes again and repeat many times over until I move somewhere else...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2020 at 07:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple doesn't deserve this valuation. It isn't... 1,308 Views / 21 Replies  
Apple doesn't deserve this valuation. It isn't that important. Sure it is important but 2 trillion dollars worth? No.

Facebook is another example of a company that is wonderfully overvalued. It...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2020 at 07:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a bicycle pump for my car (model 3).... 280,873 Views / 1,106 Replies  
I bought a bicycle pump for my car (model 3). Very useful and no need to visit the gas station anymore.

edit: I mean go to the gas station to fill up my car tires with air.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 17, 2020 at 04:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What are those notification windows that appear... 194,193 Views / 672 Replies  
What are those notification windows that appear in websites called? They have small [x] on there to close and are usually positioned on the top of the browser and fill up the entire width but can...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 17, 2020 at 04:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Been reviewing resumes and interviewing people... 9,615 Views / 26 Replies  
Been reviewing resumes and interviewing people again. As mentioned before, it is standard practice here and apparently common to use a very old picture of yourself. One 33 years old guy used a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 4, 2020 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't like eating dumplings. Probably only eat... 22,641 Views / 141 Replies  
I don't like eating dumplings. Probably only eat it 2x a year. When I do, I only eat the Chinese ones with ground pork and yellow chives (hate the green ones).

A dumpling is not necessarily some...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 2, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uber's "increased demand" fees are irritating. I... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Uber's "increased demand" fees are irritating. I wanted to go to work today, so I checked Uber and it was quoting me $20+ USD to go to work because of "increased demand," whereas the normal price...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 2, 2020 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Youtubers who say "Hey guys, welcome back to X... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Youtubers who say "Hey guys, welcome back to X channel" and then "Remember to hit the like button and subscribe." Super annoying. And they fill up their video with a lot of worthless stuff. I usually...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 29, 2020 at 07:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, I am still here also. Keep on posting. Apple... 1,871 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey, I am still here also. Keep on posting. Apple is going back to a RISC design.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 28, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone use the Logitech MX Keys? Thinking of... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Anyone use the Logitech MX Keys? Thinking of getting one.

https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/mx-keys-wireless-keyboard.920-009294.html
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 22, 2020 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
QC for my Model 3 is fine. No issues at all,... 280,873 Views / 1,106 Replies  
QC for my Model 3 is fine. No issues at all, besides some basic software quirks. Case in point is when I had to reset my car this morning before I could enter my pin.

Only real flaws are some...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 22, 2020 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I own a model 3 performance model and love it.... 280,873 Views / 1,106 Replies  
I own a model 3 performance model and love it. Instant acceleration is great. New over the air features are good also. Keeps the car fresh.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 20, 2020 at 10:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Trying to pay the credit card bill on my phone... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Trying to pay the credit card bill on my phone (or maybe computer?) and the system doesn't allow me to enter the decimal point. I have to keep on adding zeros until the decimal point is in the proper...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 17, 2020 at 03:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't know about the guy but I hate Mythbusters.... 1,861 Views / 11 Replies  
Don't know about the guy but I hate Mythbusters. Just because you can't prove it doesn't mean it is busted. And, their ways of proving something is just too comical for my liking. Yes, others like...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 15, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Although it is not a simple invention per se, but... 4,229 Views / 16 Replies  
Although it is not a simple invention per se, but I love my cheap $8 Casio solar powered calculator. It is always on and the battery never needs to be replaced, because it has none.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 15, 2020 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oatmeal raisin cookies are indeed good. I got a... 22,641 Views / 141 Replies  
Oatmeal raisin cookies are indeed good. I got a bag of Pepperidge Farm's Santa Cruz SOFT BAKED oatmeal raisin cookies right on my office desk.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 14, 2020 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am wishing for a MBA with integrated 4G just... 11,671 Views / 189 Replies  
I am wishing for a MBA with integrated 4G just like their iPads. I get unlimited internet here for around $35 a month and having an always on connection would be extremely nice for me.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 13, 2020 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Basic privacy question 1,645 Views / 2 Replies  
Assume that I am inside a hotel or an office or a cafe using the business' wifi network on my MacBook and assume that the network uses a simple password.

Can the business see what applications are...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 1, 2020 at 07:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Benchmarks are out and it shows the A12Z, on... 11,671 Views / 189 Replies  
Benchmarks are out and it shows the A12Z, on Rosetta applications, 27% lower than an equivalent iPad Pro. Not bad, I would say considering optimization still needs to be done (got to take out the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 30, 2020 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I park under a tree at a paid parking lot near my... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
I park under a tree at a paid parking lot near my office (no office parking lot). Of course, it is because of the hot weather. But I get lots and large bird poop on my car almost every day.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 30, 2020 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A 16" MBP will last you a long time and Apple... 11,671 Views / 189 Replies  
A 16" MBP will last you a long time and Apple will be supporting it for another 5 years. Additionally, the first Apple Silicon Macs will most likely be lower end Macs, such as the iMac and the Mac...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 23, 2020 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Curious how well the A12Z benchmarks considering... 11,671 Views / 189 Replies  
Curious how well the A12Z benchmarks considering it is running a different and more full-featured OS, but also in an envelope that has much higher thermal capacity and not limited to sipping battery...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 23, 2020 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thoughts: 1) Widgets in iOS similar to... 11,671 Views / 189 Replies  
Thoughts:

1) Widgets in iOS similar to Windows Tiles in Windows Phone. I say about time! I hated launching the Weather app just to view the weather.
2) ARM based Macs. Good! Intel has been...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 22, 2020 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never do that. I always cook rice with water... 10,755 Views / 139 Replies  
I never do that. I always cook rice with water and maybe a piece of garlic on top. Rice is used as cleanser -- something you eat between your other food to clean your mouth and adding broth doesn't...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 18, 2020 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Youtube thumbnails that have someone's face in a... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Youtube thumbnails that have someone's face in a weird angry or distorted manner. It is so annoying that people have their faces like that. It is all clickbait and I never click on them, but annoying...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 15, 2020 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
yes, sorry. My mistake. 2,320 Views / 4 Replies  
yes, sorry. My mistake.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 15, 2020 at 01:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So many "x" to click when I visit a webpage. So... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
So many "x" to click when I visit a webpage. So many "pop-ups" that have an "x" close box makes the webpage so annoying.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I kind of agree, but cold meatloaf is also good... 10,755 Views / 139 Replies  
I kind of agree, but cold meatloaf is also good in a sandwich.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From 1 billion to 1.5 billion in such a short... 2,320 Views / 4 Replies  
From 1 billion to 1.5 billion in such a short period of time is amazing. Unfortunately, I didn't have any AAPL during this time period. MSFT is not that far behind.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Synthetic benchmarks to test computers and... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Synthetic benchmarks to test computers and phones' processing and GPU power. All I want are real life benchmarks, such as rendering a video or frame rates of a game. Speaking of, how about not just...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2020 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I also wish that Apple went with AMD or at least... 11,671 Views / 189 Replies  
I also wish that Apple went with AMD or at least the option of AMD inside. ARM inside a laptop doesn't bring much these days. Intel battery life is already pretty good. Lasts a full day for me. The...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2020 at 08:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Root beer float is amazing. I made poached... 10,755 Views / 139 Replies  
Root beer float is amazing.

I made poached eggs today, but I cracked one egg into a small bowl filled with water and steamed it for a few mins. Removed the egg using a silicon spatula and it was...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2020 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hear putting a piece of toilet paper over your... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
I hear putting a piece of toilet paper over your nose and under the mask helps. Also, wash your glasses with shaving cream. It helps a lot.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Taking off my face mask somehow almost always... 81,574 Views / 465 Replies  
Taking off my face mask somehow almost always also takes off my glasses. The ear bands always tangle with my glasses frames. I don't understand it. Doesn't matter if I put my glasses on first or last.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 28, 2020 at 02:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I have to go to work like normal last month or so. 7,643 Views / 45 Replies  
I have to go to work like normal last month or so.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 24, 2020 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I took a few AP exams in high school and passed... 3,387 Views / 14 Replies  
I took a few AP exams in high school and passed all of them except for the American government one. I got a 2 on that. Really not sure how as I scored highest marks on the Golden State Exam (or...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 21, 2020 at 10:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Should be some kind of termination fee like... 3,387 Views / 14 Replies  
Should be some kind of termination fee like paying 3 months instead of the full 18 months.
Posted by mindwaves, on May 21, 2020 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfair fees 3,387 Views / 14 Replies  
One time I owned a very small foreign company overseas. I was forced by the landlord to close (my building and an adjoining building were going to be combined to make a restaurant). I had to close...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 20, 2020 at 01:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wish I could post pictures here also, but I made... 10,755 Views / 139 Replies  
Wish I could post pictures here also, but I made a nice Chinese claypot meal with spareribs and lotus root with fermented tofu and Grandpa's chicken sauce. Very nice. Leftovers for lunch and...
Posted by mindwaves, on May 18, 2020 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Luckily, my house is fairly large with only 2... 2,530 Views / 9 Replies  
Luckily, my house is fairly large with only 2 people, and there are no quarantine rules where I live. But have to work from home sometimes.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 28, 2020 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Totally agree. I never even heard of Zoom until... 2,809 Views / 17 Replies  
Totally agree. I never even heard of Zoom until 1.5 months ago and find it is a publicly traded company.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 24, 2020 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Avocados are good. I like them sliced between two... 10,755 Views / 139 Replies  
Avocados are good. I like them sliced between two slices of bread with mayo. Nothing else.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 24, 2020 at 04:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Still using my iPhone 11 Pro, but I disabled Face... 4,932 Views / 46 Replies  
Still using my iPhone 11 Pro, but I disabled Face ID and put the passcode to enable after 5 mins (1 min is not enough, 2 mins would have been perfect but no such option(. Much easier for when I'm...
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 22, 2020 at 09:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely like trying new Dorritos flavors. 345,422 Views / 1,185 Replies  
I definitely like trying new Dorritos flavors.
Posted by mindwaves, on Apr 22, 2020 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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