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By the side, I didn’t mean dangling off on the... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
By the side, I didn’t mean dangling off on the side. I mean on the side of the seats but still on the seats. That way one can sit down right away when carrying a bunch of stuff without having to sit...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 23, 2019 at 09:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I know why it is done, of course. It doesn't make... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
I know why it is done, of course. It doesn't make it not annoying.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 22, 2019 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I'm overseas right now and it is common to... 3,796 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah, I'm overseas right now and it is common to have a profile picture. I would think if you do post a profile picture, something recent would be better than something 17 years old. Regardless of...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 21, 2019 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Still reviewing resumes. Guy, 27 years old,... 3,796 Views / 15 Replies  
Still reviewing resumes.

Guy, 27 years old, writes how he used to play the piano in elementary school. A bit weird to mention something so long ago and not relevant to the job, but offered him an...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2019 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sitting on the airplane seats and having to... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
Sitting on the airplane seats and having to uncross the seatbelts from each other before sitting down. Just an unnecessary step. Please place the seatbelts on the side.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2019 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally got the Apple Card. I guess it was when... 565 Views / 5 Replies  
Finally got the Apple Card. I guess it was when it was available for anyone despite me clicking the "Notify Me" link. I opted not for the titanium card as I don't really care about a physical card...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 20, 2019 at 08:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I ordered a Tesla Model 3 performance model in... 109,315 Views / 810 Replies  
I ordered a Tesla Model 3 performance model in metallic gray. I first choose red, but I was told it was too ostentatious so I changed to metallic gray. Where I live, there are very, very few...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 19, 2019 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I will sign up and use it for some transactions... 565 Views / 5 Replies  
I will sign up and use it for some transactions (daily Starbucks fix), pending acceptance.

But will continue to use my CapitalOne Venture card as I travel a lot and get 10% hotels.com using it +...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 16, 2019 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How did you get it? Special email link or... 565 Views / 5 Replies  
How did you get it? Special email link or something?

I use my capital one Venture card which is essentially two percent back on anything. I like it because I get to get account credit the moment...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 16, 2019 at 12:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I totally agree that physical buttons are always... 109,315 Views / 810 Replies  
I totally agree that physical buttons are always better for basic controls like volume. My 2015 CR-V has a really bad touchscreen for volume control and no physical buttons. For me, as the driver, it...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 14, 2019 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Going to probably buy a Model 3 on the 18th. Red... 109,315 Views / 810 Replies  
Going to probably buy a Model 3 on the 18th. Red exterior and with black seats.
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 13, 2019 at 09:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Good for you doing something you like, especially... 2,976 Views / 27 Replies  
Good for you doing something you like, especially a long lost car. It is a good hobby. Personally, I find that car to be appallingly ugly. And it is just so old and in such poor condition, that your...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 12, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746156/amazon... 2,428 Views / 41 Replies  
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746156/amazons-ring-law-enforcement-partnerships

"According to the notes, Ring lets officers request footage from owners through Ring. While police reportedly...
Posted by mindwaves, on Aug 7, 2019 at 08:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whales can "eat" sea lions. Should be picture of... 59,225 Views / 391 Replies  
Whales can "eat" sea lions. Should be picture of the year.

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49161923
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 30, 2019 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Question on Ring doorbells. I always thought that... 2,428 Views / 41 Replies  
Question on Ring doorbells. I always thought that a doorbell camera was a poor choice for a camera because the doorbell is just too low to capture what is needed. Is this what you have experienced?
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 23, 2019 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kind of true. The burglar would first have to... 2,428 Views / 41 Replies  
Kind of true. The burglar would first have to know it is local storage vs cloud storage and then actually find the storage device, which could be anywhere in your house (which in my house is next to...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 14, 2019 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Smart Houses 2,428 Views / 41 Replies  
I do kind of, sort of want a smart house, but only to an extent. I only want the ability to control lights and certain appliances (i.e., air conditioning) and pretty much nothing else.

The lights...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 14, 2019 at 08:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I occasionally visit bogleheads.org and one minor... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
I occasionally visit bogleheads.org and one minor irritant is when people write DW and DH. So annoying,
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 13, 2019 at 07:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are 2 basic kinds of rice cookers (well, 3,... 2,234 Views / 22 Replies  
There are 2 basic kinds of rice cookers (well, 3, but I'm only going to talk about 2).

One is the single button model. Press a single button and that is all it takes to cook rice. Turns out that...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple cut SSD upgrade prices for all models.... 3,229 Views / 44 Replies  
Apple cut SSD upgrade prices for all models. However, it only affects the highest storage models for the Mac mini. Very disappointing.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean they are underrated because not that many... 2,234 Views / 22 Replies  
I mean they are underrated because not that many people use them. They can be used for a wide variety of dishes other than rice, but people don’t seem to know or care. I cooked a whole (semi small)...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 9, 2019 at 06:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That was a great movie (read the book as well). ... 2,234 Views / 22 Replies  
That was a great movie (read the book as well).

Rice cookers. I can't believe a lot of people cook rice on the stove still. With the press of a button, your rice (or soup or something else) can be...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 8, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I absolutely hate it also. It is just for data... 1,867 Views / 9 Replies  
I absolutely hate it also. It is just for data collection. I go pay my bills online, have water, gas, electric, and trash. That is four companies and four separate logins with separate passwords....
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 6, 2019 at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, was must guessing on the 16” being a real... 3,229 Views / 44 Replies  
Yes, was must guessing on the 16” being a real pro machine. No inside knowledge whatsoever, and I’ve been wrong many times before than I care to admit.

The iMacs can be equipped with a fusion...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 4, 2019 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You are right in your reading, but my conclusion... 2,534 Views / 11 Replies  
You are right in your reading, but my conclusion is just from my own personal opinion and based on other analysis and scenarios. To me, if the plane hit the ground hard (intentional or not), large...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 4, 2019 at 07:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, the captain (or co-captain or both) was in... 2,534 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, the captain (or co-captain or both) was in it. If somehow everyone went to sleep because such and such issue, the plane would have crashed and a ton of debris would have been found, due to the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 3, 2019 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with some port placements on some of the... 3,229 Views / 44 Replies  
I agree with some port placements on some of the machines. There is no reason why the iMacs should not have a port in the front or on the side. Guess Ives doesn't want to see a port in the front.
...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jul 3, 2019 at 10:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The new Mac Pro is one of the best looking... 3,229 Views / 44 Replies  
The new Mac Pro is one of the best looking machines of all time, much better than the original cheese grater. Love the iMacs (except Flower Power and that other ugly one) and some of the MBs. Love...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love traveling. In fact, I'm outside right now... 2,259 Views / 14 Replies  
I love traveling. In fact, I'm outside right now "traveling." Like everything except the delays and flights (paranoid will crash). Favorite place is Hong Kong. Great food.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 29, 2019 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Modern abstract art 5,907 Views / 69 Replies  
Modern abstract art
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 16, 2019 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At $5, it it is too expensive hence it is... 5,907 Views / 69 Replies  
At $5, it it is too expensive hence it is overrated. If it was cheaper, but not necessarily under a dollar cheaper, it may be better, but the price premium is too great.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 07:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gordon Ramsay. Don't know why people on Youtube... 5,907 Views / 69 Replies  
Gordon Ramsay. Don't know why people on Youtube (and other people) like him so much. He contradicts himself constantly and if it weren't for his British accent and "good looks," he might still be...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry maybe a little misunderstanding. Saying... 5,907 Views / 69 Replies  
Sorry maybe a little misunderstanding. Saying macarons are expensive and not delicious (price notwithstanding). Just sugar and food coloring. No way they should be that pricey.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 14, 2019 at 07:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
French macarons. Super expensive and is just... 5,907 Views / 69 Replies  
French macarons. Super expensive and is just sugar and food coloring. Not delicious even if can buy quality ones five for a dollar. I went to a cooking class to know how to make them and they are...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 13, 2019 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Receive some sort of email regarding app service... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
Receive some sort of email regarding app service or some other service or update from a company. Click unsubscribe at the bottom and click unsubscribe all. Receive no emails for a while and then a...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2019 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
French food. I went to Paris about two months ago... 5,907 Views / 69 Replies  
French food. I went to Paris about two months ago and clearly overrated.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 9, 2019 at 06:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Many thanks. On another WWDC note, iPad OS... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
Many thanks.

On another WWDC note, iPad OS looks like the first real laptop replacement for most people.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 8, 2019 at 07:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks, I had forgotten about the cheesegrater... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
Thanks, I had forgotten about the cheesegrater Mac Pros being the first to use Xenon processors.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 8, 2019 at 02:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any particular reason this Mac Pro uses Intel... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
Any particular reason this Mac Pro uses Intel Xenon processors? All Power Macs used non-Xenon processors, but I believe that the trash can Mac Pro first started using Xenon processors. Boosts the...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 7, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. It has that. So the elevator won’t start... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
Yes. It has that. So the elevator won’t start moving up or down, the doors will just close. But once the doors sense a pressure, then it will open.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 6, 2019 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I work in a foreign country where apparently... 10,583 Views / 201 Replies  
I work in a foreign country where apparently elevator door sensors where a person walks in to prevent the doors from automatically closing have not been invented yet. Kind of weird. The door closes...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 5, 2019 at 11:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As the OP, please don't make it political (or... 3,723 Views / 21 Replies  
As the OP, please don't make it political (or historical) and put it back on target.

In terms of G5 cellular modems, it appears that Huawei (again) and Qualcomm are the only game in town?...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 5, 2019 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$6000 computer in 2019, no matter how powerful,... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
$6000 computer in 2019, no matter how powerful, should not come with a 256 GB drive. Trivial to add more, yes, but that isn’t the point. Apple nickel and diming everyone still.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 5, 2019 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There are ports at the top, which is good enough... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
There are ports at the top, which is good enough for me (assuming I am their target market).
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 4, 2019 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read online that it is probably the logic... 5,013 Views / 9 Replies  
I read online that it is probably the logic board. I bought an OWC Envoy enclosure for the SSD as I have valuable data on there.
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 4, 2019 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The former Mac Pro (formerly Power Mac) was for... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
The former Mac Pro (formerly Power Mac) was for Photoshop and video editing and some content creation such as coding. All of that stuff has now been relegated to the iMac Pro. Only hardcore video...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 4, 2019 at 11:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sign in with Apple is nice. I'll definitely be... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
Sign in with Apple is nice. I'll definitely be using that. I never sign in with FB or Google, as I always create a spam email for that, but this would take place of that nicely.

New Mac Pros are...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, you forgot about the $999 stand... 5,880 Views / 72 Replies  
Hey, you forgot about the $999 stand...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I read somewhere it is because there is/was no... 3,723 Views / 21 Replies  
I read somewhere it is because there is/was no standards in the US, mostly due to the different standards used by AT&T and Verizon (GSM vs CDMA). As a result, there are no big (or small) 5G network...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 12:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I disconnected the battery and connected it to... 5,013 Views / 9 Replies  
I disconnected the battery and connected it to the wall outlet. Nothing. Maybe still the charger. I guess have to buy a new one and try. If it doesn't work, return the charger for refund.

Kind of...
Posted by mindwaves, on Jun 3, 2019 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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