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I have seen that in Mexico and some European... 3,820 Views / 15 Replies  
I have seen that in Mexico and some European countries.

It’s unthinkable in the US.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I too got a higher credit limit than I expected. ... 577 Views / 5 Replies  
I too got a higher credit limit than I expected.
It’s the highest I had gotten for any initial card sign up.

Well, not going to use it much, but the additional credit limit is good because it...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Signed up (https://www.apple.com/apple-card/)... 577 Views / 5 Replies  
Signed up (https://www.apple.com/apple-card/) about a week ago ("Notify me"), and got an invitation email a few days later.

You are right that 2% can be had on other cards. I like the security...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 16, 2019 at 01:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple Card 577 Views / 5 Replies  
Ok, got it.

+ easy & hassle free signup (took only 2 minutes)
+ nice details on spending
+ 2% spending on Apple Pay purchase

- No access to spending data (download as CSV or any other format...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 15, 2019 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seriously ? :err: If I wasn’t there... 2,405 Views / 50 Replies  
Seriously ? :err:

If I wasn’t there personally, then the account is discounted and worthless ?

Well, scratch everything that goes for journalism these days. These guys were never there either. ...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
With all respect, none of these idiots (authors)... 2,405 Views / 50 Replies  
With all respect, none of these idiots (authors) were ever in a concentration camp.
My grandfather has.

They are entitled to their opinion, but they are wrong.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 15, 2019 at 02:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There seem to be quite a difference between the... 1,649 Views / 37 Replies  
There seem to be quite a difference between the ACA offerings between the States.
Where some States offer ok plans, others don’t offer any choices, and crappy plans with very high deductibles ($5000...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 05:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
May I remind you that Obama had the majority in... 1,649 Views / 37 Replies  
May I remind you that Obama had the majority in the House AND the Senate.
Just as Trump.
They both weren’t interested in fixing things.

Blaming it on the other party is bullish!t.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Only if you believe the propaganda. See,... 2,405 Views / 50 Replies  
Only if you believe the propaganda.

See, it’s not a concentration camp if you can turn around and walk away from it.

As someone who had family in real Nazi concentration camps, I’d find it...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:rolleyes: Right, that guy has done nothing... 14,569 Views / 240 Replies  
:rolleyes:

Right, that guy has done nothing wrong.

See, this is the problem - people not seeing their own shortcomings, and then blaming others for racism.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 02:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Can you read ? I said BOTH acted like... 14,569 Views / 240 Replies  
Can you read ?

I said BOTH acted like idiots. Both made mistakes.
It’s not ONE SIDED as you try to portray it.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 05:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You do understand that ACA is not giving people... 1,649 Views / 37 Replies  
You do understand that ACA is not giving people insurance in any meaningful way.
People were duped, and drank the cool aid.

The high deductibles essentially make people pay insurance premiums for...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So basically, you agree with me. You merely... 14,569 Views / 240 Replies  
So basically, you agree with me. You merely explained *why*, regardless of the facts of what happened today, it’s teh white wacists fault.

And by that, we are allowing people today to act like...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 04:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Meh. In short: one black and one white... 14,569 Views / 240 Replies  
Meh.

In short: one black and one white person both behave like idiots.

But amazingly, it’s only the fault of the white person, because he’s teh wacist.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, OAW, I call BS on your assertion that people... 14,569 Views / 240 Replies  
No, OAW, I call BS on your assertion that people let strangers into locked areas w/o asking questions.

It does not happen.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 11, 2019 at 01:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m not sure I understand exactly what happened. ... 14,569 Views / 240 Replies  
I’m not sure I understand exactly what happened.

Did this Michel dude just WAIT outside the apartment doors/gates, or was he trying to get in without his friend letting him in ?

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 10, 2019 at 04:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, except, I didn't say Apple would never... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
Yeah, except, I didn't say Apple would never LOWER their prices.
Read the context.

What I replied to was that Apple's SSD overpricing strategy is not going to change.
I think I'm still correct....
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 10, 2019 at 07:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you telling all whiners will now shut up ?... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
Are you telling all whiners will now shut up ? :eek:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 9, 2019 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Free speech. If the idiot proud boys want to... 594 Views / 9 Replies  
Free speech.

If the idiot proud boys want to make daisy’s a symbol of racism, let them.

And the idiot left needs to resist the urge to ban everything that some idiot right fringe tries to...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 8, 2019 at 11:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Only if we let them. Unfortunately, the... 594 Views / 9 Replies  
Only if we let them.

Unfortunately, the idiot left is more than happy to oblige.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was more evaluating his statement that “if you... 1,316 Views / 20 Replies  
I was more evaluating his statement that “if you look at actual policies [of the left,] they are [...] broadly where the Conservative party was before”.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Definitely NOT in the US. -t 1,316 Views / 20 Replies  
Definitely NOT in the US.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 7, 2019 at 10:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If SSD failure were to occur in a Fusion Drive,... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
If SSD failure were to occur in a Fusion Drive, wild the SSD capacity be diminished over time ?
If that were the case, the Fusion Drive would more and more perform like a regular hard drive.
...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 6, 2019 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think signing in with Apple ID is an... 1,890 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't think signing in with Apple ID is an overlord account.
I think it's more like an authentication token, that is linked to the Apple ID, but the details of the Apple ID is not visible to the...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 6, 2019 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't wait for authentication with Apple ID. ... 1,890 Views / 9 Replies  
Can't wait for authentication with Apple ID.

For many sites, this should solve the problem / concerns.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 6, 2019 at 02:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My experience with a Fusion Drive in my 2013 iMac... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
My experience with a Fusion Drive in my 2013 iMac has been great.
No issues so far, and it‘s still pretty snappy.
For non-pro users, I recommend fusion drives.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 6, 2019 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s interesting stuff. Just shows that... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
That’s interesting stuff.

Just shows that it’s never as easy as “I can find the same shit for $x less on teh intarwebs.”

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 5, 2019 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Locomotives are racist 594 Views / 9 Replies  
It’s very clear that locomotives are a symbol of oppression, slavery and racism.

Steam locomotives were introduced in the US during the time of slavery.
Just think: what color does the coal have...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 5, 2019 at 04:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand the fuss about it. ... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
I don’t understand the fuss about it.

Nobody has to buy it, and Apple has plenty of good options.

If they offered a turd with a bow, people would buy it and complain.
I don’t get it.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 4, 2019 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not true. The 256GB limit is only for the... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
Not true.

The 256GB limit is only for the 21.5” model, which is THE entriest of entry-level Macs.
For those users, a 1GB Fusion Drive is the better option anyways.

For the 27” iMac, you have...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 4, 2019 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think it counts, because you have a... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
I don't think it counts, because you have a choice to buy iMacs with SSDs.

Shitty = no choice

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 3, 2019 at 11:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, so basically, it sounds like all you need is... 1,447 Views / 3 Replies  
Ok, so basically, it sounds like all you need is this:

=G45-E46+F46

That's it. The rest should not be needed.

I'm not quite sure if this condition has any real purpose.
...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 3, 2019 at 08:32 PM, in Applications
F$&@ing rubberneckers. -t 40,013 Views / 374 Replies  
F$&@ing rubberneckers.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, meh to all the wanna be streaming services... 2,395 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, meh to all the wanna be streaming services now popping up.

I haven’t paid for any streaming service or cable in more than 10 years.

I get Amazon Prime video “free” with Prime (I...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 28, 2019 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, speaking of dead forums, every year or so I... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Well, speaking of dead forums, every year or so I check if Lifeboat is still around. It’s still there, but a complete wasteland.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 28, 2019 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I love road trips in the US. There is so much to... 2,277 Views / 14 Replies  
I love road trips in the US. There is so much to see, so many great cities, national parks, landscapes.

Even though I travel internationally a lot, and enjoy other countries, you can keep yourself...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, business and leisure. I have no... 2,277 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes, business and leisure.

I have no favorite country; I like tropical islands a lot (like in the Caribbean, South Pacific etc.)

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: The obsession with creating... 3,250 Views / 44 Replies  
:thumbsup:

The obsession with creating thinner and thinner products led to a lot of suboptimal decisions.
Time to create more practical hardware.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 28, 2019 at 09:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Get a room already. Geez. ;-) -t 2,684 Views / 32 Replies  
Get a room already. Geez. ;-)

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 27, 2019 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, but how about Reddit ? Much traffic has... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Ok, but how about Reddit ?
Much traffic has shifted there, but it’s similar to forums.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 27, 2019 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
F$&@ You !!!1!1oneone Am I doing it right ? ... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
F$&@ You !!!1!1oneone
Am I doing it right ?
-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 27, 2019 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Curiously, MacRumors forum is going very strong. ... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Curiously, MacRumors forum is going very strong.

But it’s also boring :-)

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 27, 2019 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, it’s too late. The heavy-handed... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Ah, it’s too late.

The heavy-handed approach in the late 2000s got rid of the members that made this forum entertaining. Now it’s just old, boring people conversing. I’m looking at myself.
...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 26, 2019 at 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I tried some of my old ones, but they were... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Yeah, I tried some of my old ones, but they were all perma banned.

Sigh, do perma bans still happen today, other than spammers ?

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 26, 2019 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thirded. -t 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Thirded.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You might wanna compare Spheric’s and analogika’s... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
You might wanna compare Spheric’s and analogika’s location ;-)

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 25, 2019 at 08:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kudos to an apt analogy. I was going to... 2,684 Views / 32 Replies  
Kudos to an apt analogy.

I was going to agree with Subego, but you make a good point.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 25, 2019 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s just funny how the US is always f$&@ing with... 1,649 Views / 37 Replies  
It’s just funny how the US is always f$&@ing with those Islamic countries that have oil or gas.

Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria

:rolleyes:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 24, 2019 at 07:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I could resort to a personal attack, but I... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
Well, I could resort to a personal attack, but I refrain, because I give you the benefit of the doubt.
(Part of me thinks you disqualified yourself by invoking Godwin's law.)



I actually agree...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 23, 2019 at 02:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, by your logic, we should just let half of... 3,585 Views / 66 Replies  
So, by your logic, we should just let half of Middle- and South-America into the USA ?

Do you have a plan how this could be done without chaos ?
How are we going to provide housing, education,...
Posted by turtle777, on Jun 23, 2019 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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