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New Safari. Blech 435 Views / 31 Replies  
New Safari. Blech
Posted by Brien, on Yesterday at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think any of us know but we can’t... 338,363 Views / 1,261 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... 338,363 Views / 1,261 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... 246,568 Views / 662 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... 101,345 Views / 385 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... 435 Views / 31 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 907 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... 11,363 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. ... 246,568 Views / 662 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. 4,376 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... 26,293 Views / 116 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: ... 1,716 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... 338,363 Views / 1,261 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... 81,372 Views / 285 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 81,372 Views / 285 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... 3,476 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... 81,372 Views / 285 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... 338,363 Views / 1,261 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
Most manufacturers are removing GPS in lieu of... 7,424 Views / 25 Replies  
Most manufacturers are removing GPS in lieu of tethered phone GPS, probably to shave costs.
USB-C sync/charge is fairly standard on cameras now (at least higher end mirrorless/SLR/video), and wifi...
Posted by Brien, on Jan 30, 2021 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, photogs still use SD and many of them are... 7,424 Views / 25 Replies  
Well, photogs still use SD and many of them are Mac users, so it would actually suit the Pro moniker to add it back, although making it a dual CF Express A/SD reader would be better.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 30, 2021 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Man. It was $3 last year. Closed close to $370. ... 3,800 Views / 24 Replies  
Man. It was $3 last year. Closed close to $370.

Could have made so.much. money. Ack.

I do wonder if this could be seen as a pump and dump.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 28, 2021 at 02:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Return of magsafe and function keys. So weird! 7,424 Views / 25 Replies  
Return of magsafe and function keys. So weird!
Posted by Brien, on Jan 16, 2021 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Martial Law incoming? 56,254 Views / 542 Replies  
Martial Law incoming?
Posted by Brien, on Jan 6, 2021 at 04:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And 14 days to go to boot. 56,254 Views / 542 Replies  
And 14 days to go to boot.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 6, 2021 at 04:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand why they bothered release... 15,141 Views / 23 Replies  
I don’t understand why they bothered release last-gen versions if they were effectively unplayable. They should’ve gone PC only.

Although the 50 people with a PS5/XSX would have been OK.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 26, 2020 at 05:19 PM, in Gaming
Not to mention the telemetry BS. 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
Not to mention the telemetry BS.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That is true, nVidia is user hostile to boot as... 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
That is true, nVidia is user hostile to boot as well.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 25, 2020 at 02:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nvidia? They did just but ARM Holdings after all. 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
Nvidia? They did just but ARM Holdings after all.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 24, 2020 at 02:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, DDG used to be useless. 246,568 Views / 662 Replies  
Yeah, DDG used to be useless.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 20, 2020 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-18... 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-18/microsoft-msft-is-designing-its-own-chips-in-move-away-from-intel-intc

Well, x86 is dead.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 18, 2020 at 07:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thought that was Bale? 338,363 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Thought that was Bale?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 17, 2020 at 12:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Given sales figures, Americans apparently hate... 715,114 Views / 1,346 Replies  
Given sales figures, Americans apparently hate cars in general. Truck country.

I’m hoping non-huge vehicles still exist in 5 years when my current car needs replacin’.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 16, 2020 at 03:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You still have the tbdr issue though. 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
You still have the tbdr issue though.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 16, 2020 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Civil War II? 56,254 Views / 542 Replies  
Civil War II?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 11, 2020 at 02:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So maybe no discrete GPUs after all. Sounds... 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
So maybe no discrete GPUs after all.

Sounds like the top end 16” will slaughter every other notebook ever.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 9, 2020 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hoping to see an 18” Pro. 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
Hoping to see an 18” Pro.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 5, 2020 at 11:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And the return of stay at home begins. Wheee 338,363 Views / 1,261 Replies  
And the return of stay at home begins. Wheee
Posted by Brien, on Dec 5, 2020 at 11:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I believe 2FA has been mandatory since last year... 246,568 Views / 662 Replies  
I believe 2FA has been mandatory since last year but I concur it’s a PITA. My work forces us to use Yubikeys now which are an even bigger PITA; I pray that never becomes the standard elsewhere.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 4, 2020 at 07:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it makes you feel any better the Gallagher... 76,452 Views / 162 Replies  
If it makes you feel any better the Gallagher brothers still hate each other
Posted by Brien, on Dec 3, 2020 at 03:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What bubble? 76,452 Views / 162 Replies  
What bubble?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 3, 2020 at 03:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Because this is ‘Murica and f*** y’all. 338,363 Views / 1,261 Replies  
Because this is ‘Murica and f*** y’all.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 2, 2020 at 03:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
After reading some more and listening to Gruber’s... 33,828 Views / 193 Replies  
After reading some more and listening to Gruber’s recent podcast, I think that they intentionally released new minis and MB’s earlier this year, and then released these new ones in the exact same...
Posted by Brien, on Dec 1, 2020 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It sure is nice to be handy 715,114 Views / 1,346 Replies  
It sure is nice to be handy
Posted by Brien, on Dec 1, 2020 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wonder if any of those cars were salvageable... 287,314 Views / 663 Replies  
Wonder if any of those cars were salvageable...
Posted by Brien, on Dec 1, 2020 at 04:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Breve? 81,372 Views / 285 Replies  
Breve?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 1, 2020 at 04:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just picked up two more ethiopians: - Reko... 81,372 Views / 285 Replies  
Just picked up two more ethiopians:
- Reko Yirgacheffe (Temple Coffee Roasters)
- Yukro (Merit Coffee)
Posted by Brien, on Nov 29, 2020 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That happened to me at a nursery in May. His... 338,363 Views / 1,261 Replies  
That happened to me at a nursery in May. His response was “there ain’t no Corona... it’s fake news!”

Good for you.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 28, 2020 at 05:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m a cynic, sure, but after the SCOTUS ruling... 338,363 Views / 1,261 Replies  
I’m a cynic, sure, but after the SCOTUS ruling yesterday, I wouldn’t be surprised if somehow mask mandates end up overturned on religious freedom grounds (reverse burka?).
Posted by Brien, on Nov 28, 2020 at 05:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Better than the 1 paragraph/photo per page, load... 5,967 Views / 54 Replies  
Better than the 1 paragraph/photo per page, load page with ads Buzzfeed model.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 28, 2020 at 05:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My beef with app/mobile site: - No flair... 5,967 Views / 54 Replies  
My beef with app/mobile site:
- No flair support
- PMs very hard to send
- Constant nags to use chat, get gold, etc.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 25, 2020 at 06:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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