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Most manufacturers are removing GPS in lieu of... 4,438 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... 4,438 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. ... 3,007 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! 4,438 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? 45,030 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. 45,030 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... 12,891 Views / 22 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. 20,241 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... 20,241 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. 20,241 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. 190,879 Views / 529 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... 20,241 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? 217,245 Views / 970 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... 558,060 Views / 1,342 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. 20,241 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? 45,030 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... 20,241 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. 20,241 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 217,245 Views / 970 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... 190,879 Views / 529 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... 59,393 Views / 139 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? 59,393 Views / 139 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. 217,245 Views / 970 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... 20,241 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 558,060 Views / 1,342 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... 227,900 Views / 625 Replies  
Wonder if any of those cars were salvageable...
Posted by Brien, on Dec 1, 2020 at 04:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Breve? 57,479 Views / 215 Replies  
Breve?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 1, 2020 at 04:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just picked up two more ethiopians: - Reko... 57,479 Views / 215 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... 217,245 Views / 970 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... 217,245 Views / 970 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... 5,177 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... 5,177 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
It looks like a iPad 8,186 Views / 19 Replies  
It looks like a iPad
Posted by Brien, on Nov 25, 2020 at 01:20 PM, in macOS
Reddit has been a letdown in recent years. Mobile... 5,177 Views / 54 Replies  
Reddit has been a letdown in recent years. Mobile site/app are dumpster fires.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 22, 2020 at 02:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just finished a bag of bedhatu, probably best bag... 57,479 Views / 215 Replies  
Just finished a bag of bedhatu, probably best bag I’ve ever had.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 22, 2020 at 02:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well stocked on the butt paper. Lockdowns seem... 217,245 Views / 970 Replies  
Well stocked on the butt paper. Lockdowns seem inevitable though.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 19, 2020 at 02:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I imagine we will see an ultralight 12 inch... 20,241 Views / 193 Replies  
I imagine we will see an ultralight 12 inch MacBook Air at some point
Posted by Brien, on Nov 16, 2020 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well they’re disabling a gpu core so maybe?... 20,241 Views / 193 Replies  
Well they’re disabling a gpu core so maybe? Binning?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 15, 2020 at 11:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am hoping for discrete graphics, but I’ll... 20,241 Views / 193 Replies  
I am hoping for discrete graphics, but I’ll thinking that with the tile based rendering ONLY unlikely. Maybe some FPGA wizardry like the afterburner?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 15, 2020 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fake grilles are dumb, as is the fact nearly... 558,060 Views / 1,342 Replies  
Fake grilles are dumb, as is the fact nearly every sporty car uses gloss black hexagonal plastic for them - seriously, they all do it. Ford, VW, Toyota...

And yeah, cars are huge. I wish...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 14, 2020 at 02:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My gut feeling is that we will see more of this... 2,160 Views / 7 Replies  
My gut feeling is that we will see more of this as more and more jobs go partially or fully work-from-home, self driving cars take off, and the continued death of brick and mortar retail combine in...
Posted by Brien, on Nov 14, 2020 at 02:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t see the US banning cars, ever. 558,060 Views / 1,342 Replies  
I don’t see the US banning cars, ever.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 25, 2020 at 02:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Raising the minimum wage always screws those at... 19,140 Views / 60 Replies  
Raising the minimum wage always screws those at the bottom.

At $15/hour robots are almost always going to be cheaper... All of the Walmarts in my city of torn out all but one cashier lane for...
Posted by Brien, on Aug 23, 2020 at 10:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand how devs can justify crippling... 190,879 Views / 529 Replies  
I don’t understand how devs can justify crippling mobile versions of websites when many people don’t even have desktops anymore.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 22, 2020 at 10:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clip ends too early. 227,900 Views / 625 Replies  
Clip ends too early.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Could be chaff? 57,479 Views / 215 Replies  
Could be chaff?
Posted by Brien, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can’t help but wonder with all decent journalism... 190,879 Views / 529 Replies  
Can’t help but wonder with all decent journalism going to paywalls or sub-only, most free news is of the fake variety. Hmm...
Posted by Brien, on Aug 20, 2020 at 08:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So true. Can’t do cheap coffee. Or food. Or... 57,479 Views / 215 Replies  
So true. Can’t do cheap coffee. Or food. Or liquor.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 20, 2020 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder what happens to classic car owners...... 558,060 Views / 1,342 Replies  
I wonder what happens to classic car owners... Forced electric conversion? Museum/display only?
Posted by Brien, on Aug 19, 2020 at 10:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s bad politics, not bad dev. 190,879 Views / 529 Replies  
That’s bad politics, not bad dev.
Posted by Brien, on Aug 16, 2020 at 06:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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