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I use a conical burr grinder and a V60, roast my... 609 Views / 43 Replies  
I use a conical burr grinder and a V60, roast my own green coffee (from Sweet Maria’s) when possible.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo. 609 Views / 43 Replies  
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 5, 2019 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think user serviceable laptops, other... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
I don’t think user serviceable laptops, other than the 1” ThinkPad, are coming back. Ever.

The $2800 model with double the storage and 8 cores seems like the best bang for your buck, especially...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 14, 2019 at 01:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought Powerbeats Pros 2 months ago, or I’d... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
I bought Powerbeats Pros 2 months ago, or I’d grab the new ones too.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2019 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just remember to swap your center caps! 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
Just remember to swap your center caps!
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the... 26,950 Views / 443 Replies  
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the PP and with a tune it’s a beast. Clutch is crap though.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I did a 9 hour drive to SLC to buy my GTI, but I... 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
I did a 9 hour drive to SLC to buy my GTI, but I got it for $8k off MSRP so it was worth it.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 22, 2019 at 12:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars. 26,950 Views / 443 Replies  
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 12, 2019 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Friend had a Volt, hated it, bought a Model 3. 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
Friend had a Volt, hated it, bought a Model 3.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve seen a lot of matte wrapped S5/RS5’s. 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
I’ve seen a lot of matte wrapped S5/RS5’s.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 3, 2019 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All the cars I’ve seen have gone all-in on touch... 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
All the cars I’ve seen have gone all-in on touch with their redesigns. How could it go wrong?...
Posted by Brien, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Today I learned... A lot of AppleID settings... 79,439 Views / 397 Replies  
Today I learned...

A lot of AppleID settings can only be accessed via iCloud.com.

...Apple doesn’t allow you to access iCloud.com on iOS devices. WTF?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 17, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things... 2,292 Views / 7 Replies  
The trend in UI lately is to over-engineer things for simplicity.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 10, 2019 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
I have heard arguments that the union... 1,222 Views / 9 Replies  
I have heard arguments that the union jack/American flag/insert flag here are symbols of racism, oppression etcetera. The rabbit hole never ends.
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can this trend of both parties moving to the... 3,139 Views / 20 Replies  
Can this trend of both parties moving to the extremes please stop? I don’t really subscribe to uber-right or uber-left. If this goes on will it be a vote for neo-feudalism vs. socialism?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But seriously, why do I need an account? 4,382 Views / 9 Replies  
A bit of a rant but I have literally nowhere else to vent because all my real life friends are tech-illiterate or don’t care...

Why does *everything* require you to create an account (or worse,...
Posted by Brien, on Jul 6, 2019 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun... 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
What about a fun daily driver and a MORE fun second car?
Posted by Brien, on Jul 5, 2019 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy... 8,148 Views / 66 Replies  
Unfortunately, FB groups are a crappy replacement. There’s no permanence to anything there. Posts more than a day or two old - poof. Gone.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rumor is the Evo is coming back. 156,319 Views / 984 Replies  
Rumor is the Evo is coming back.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 29, 2019 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unrelated: what a horrid UI that site has. A... 79,439 Views / 397 Replies  
Unrelated: what a horrid UI that site has. A permanent, unclosable, autoplay video that takes up 1/3 of the screen? Why not!
Posted by Brien, on Jun 20, 2019 at 04:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I get the boutique 80/90% stuff. Hate milk... 5,860 Views / 27 Replies  
I get the boutique 80/90% stuff. Hate milk chocolate. No flavor.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 17, 2019 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can’t believe Bethesda caved and is adding human... 1,134,470 Views / 6,337 Replies  
Can’t believe Bethesda caved and is adding human NPCs and story(!) to Fallout 76. Excited.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM, in Gaming
Yeah, unless you commit to Russian actors and... 4,741 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, unless you commit to Russian actors and subtitles why bother IMO.

2 episodes in. Fantastic.
Posted by Brien, on May 30, 2019 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was able to get a pair of RTi A7’s on super... 3,152 Views / 27 Replies  
I was able to get a pair of RTi A7’s on super clearance at Fry’s a few years back. I’d say spend as much as you can. Use that Qualcomm money.
Posted by Brien, on May 2, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think Apple cares about average consumers. 1,765 Views / 24 Replies  
I don’t think Apple cares about average consumers.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 4, 2019 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crackdown 3? Anthem? Really bummed that... 1,134,470 Views / 6,337 Replies  
Crackdown 3? Anthem?

Really bummed that Crackdown 3 is a straight up remake of 1, but 2 was soooo bad, so it’s sort of a wash.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 27, 2019 at 12:33 AM, in Gaming
We’ve all been here too long. 8,730 Views / 75 Replies  
We’ve all been here too long.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 23, 2019 at 12:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve been rocking my current one for several... 8,730 Views / 75 Replies  
I’ve been rocking my current one for several years, back when Busytown memes were a thing.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you confusing ANH (Episode IV) with TFA and... 3,832 Views / 40 Replies  
Are you confusing ANH (Episode IV) with TFA and TFA with TLJ?

Rogue One has been the only good movie of the new batch IMO. Solo was okay, TFA was a rehash and TLJ jettisoned everything in the name...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 31, 2019 at 01:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hamberders Also, if this drags on more than... 1,005 Views / 13 Replies  
Hamberders

Also, if this drags on more than a couple months when TSA workers etc. start quitting en masse and airports start closing down they might feel the pressure.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 22, 2019 at 12:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah and if rumors of an even more premium... 1,382 Views / 20 Replies  
Yeah and if rumors of an even more premium foldable phone above the current flagship are ture (a strategy Samsung and LG have tried) I do expect $2k+ which is nope territory for most I’d assume.
...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 14, 2019 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hm. Performa 6290CD StyleWriter 2400 ... 1,078 Views / 12 Replies  
Hm.

Performa 6290CD
StyleWriter 2400
PowerMac G4
iBook G4
MacBook
Unibody MBP Rev. A
iPod 3rd gen
iPod 4th gen (click wheel?)
Posted by Brien, on Jan 12, 2019 at 12:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I would love FCP on iOS. 1,382 Views / 20 Replies  
I would love FCP on iOS.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of murmurs about Apple pushing service... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
A lot of murmurs about Apple pushing service revenue hard and I already fear how it will muck up iOS 13. If iCloud or Apple Music get any more intrusive than they already are I may be done, unless...
Posted by Brien, on Dec 27, 2018 at 01:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone else feel like Google and Apple are... 239,680 Views / 2,509 Replies  
Does anyone else feel like Google and Apple are going to keep adding news to more and more apps until Trump isn’t president anymore? It’s getting old.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thankfully most TVs support the various competing... 11,869 Views / 80 Replies  
Thankfully most TVs support the various competing HDR standards, but yes, I did need to upgrade my AVR, HDMI cables, and repurchase a few titles I watch often. One thing that is nice is that MOST...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The TV companies haven’t done a great job of... 11,869 Views / 80 Replies  
The TV companies haven’t done a great job of that. Nits should be what matters but there are plenty of TV sets that can play HDR and don’t have the brightness to do it justice.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 20, 2018 at 12:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does anyone here have an HDR television, or seen... 11,869 Views / 80 Replies  
Does anyone here have an HDR television, or seen a film in Dolby Vision/HDR10? Because I am getting the impression that people are conflating HDR photography with actual HDR.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is still tone mapping / HDR photography. HDR... 11,869 Views / 80 Replies  
That is still tone mapping / HDR photography. HDR video does actually have more dynamic range. Waaay brighter highlights and deeper blacks.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It doesn’t help that HDR photos and HDR mean... 11,869 Views / 80 Replies  
It doesn’t help that HDR photos and HDR mean drastically different things.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 18, 2018 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This new ‘proactive’ Siri drives me bananas - not... 4,459 Views / 24 Replies  
This new ‘proactive’ Siri drives me bananas - not only are they often wrong or useless, they’re also creepy. It took me over 20 minutes to manually shut this stuff off, bot sure what Apple is...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 12, 2018 at 01:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I went and checked out the XR at the Apple Store... 29,400 Views / 175 Replies  
I went and checked out the XR at the Apple Store on launch day and was quite impressed. If the X/XS/Max didn’t exist people would be quite happy. It really is flagship and flagship+ but unfortunately...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2018 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it feels like Apple will get to 5nm by the... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
Yeah, it feels like Apple will get to 5nm by the time Intel gets to 7.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 6, 2018 at 10:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ARM Macs are pretty much a sure bet at this point... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
ARM Macs are pretty much a sure bet at this point aren’t they?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 6, 2018 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You can call the store. I do it occasionally, but... 3,912 Views / 11 Replies  
You can call the store. I do it occasionally, but they don’t really like when you do.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 2, 2018 at 11:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes. Its stupid. 1,673 Views / 22 Replies  
Yes. Its stupid.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, looks like the Verge and other outlets are... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
Well, looks like the Verge and other outlets are finally talking about Apple’s price hikes after the earnings call. Sounds like they aren’t done.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish they would go 12/14/16”, it makes more... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
I wish they would go 12/14/16”, it makes more sense than 12/13/15 to me. Maybe when they get FaceID and edge to edge screens ( you know its coming).


Fixed that for you.

My two cents on...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It feels like Apple is going full-tilt luxury... 28,573 Views / 230 Replies  
It feels like Apple is going full-tilt luxury brand at this point.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2018 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As people shoot up more and more venues, they’ll... 79,105 Views / 515 Replies  
As people shoot up more and more venues, they’ll be everywhere I’m sure.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 28, 2018 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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