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Now I really wonder if SCOTUS plans on upending... 266,014 Views / 959 Replies  
Now I really wonder if SCOTUS plans on upending gun control full stop when they rule on New York State Rifle & Pistol Asso­ci­ation Inc. v. Bruen. Concealed carry? Sure! Licenses/background checks?...
Posted by Brien, on Yesterday at 12:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think many companies know the issues, but no... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
I think many companies know the issues, but no longer want to spend money to fix them.

Case in point – the HomePod mini is a complete POS, does Apple care? Probably. Will they fix it? Probably not…
Posted by Brien, on May 23, 2022 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to see the photo the dude on the roof shot. 418,621 Views / 924 Replies  
I want to see the photo the dude on the roof shot.
Posted by Brien, on May 21, 2022 at 10:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m more concerned the precedence this sets, if... 266,014 Views / 959 Replies  
I’m more concerned the precedence this sets, if Griswold, Brown, and Loving are in the crosshairs too.
Posted by Brien, on May 15, 2022 at 01:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Westworld coming back in a month. Didn’t see that... 166,338 Views / 456 Replies  
Westworld coming back in a month. Didn’t see that coming.
Posted by Brien, on May 15, 2022 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Artichokes are just giant thistles. 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
Artichokes are just giant thistles.
Posted by Brien, on May 11, 2022 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Still have my 5th gen nano watch. Used to listen... 488 Views / 14 Replies  
Still have my 5th gen nano watch. Used to listen to the radio with it, ‘til all the stations went Top 40…
Posted by Brien, on May 11, 2022 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am in a particularly salty mood today, so... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
I am in a particularly salty mood today, so here’s a few in no particular order:
- iCloud keychain strong password generation that does not take password policies into effect. Many sites do not...
Posted by Brien, on May 3, 2022 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Websites going mostly or exclusively to video... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
Websites going mostly or exclusively to video articles (looking at you, Gizmodo). If I want to read, let me read.
Posted by Brien, on Apr 23, 2022 at 11:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do 90% of recipes online seem to have... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
Why do 90% of recipes online seem to have paragraphs of lead in? Just give me the damn recipe!
Posted by Brien, on Mar 19, 2022 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No it isn’t. 8K, yeah. Most TV/film is at 4K now.... 16,112 Views / 191 Replies  
No it isn’t. 8K, yeah. Most TV/film is at 4K now. A lot of YT too.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 15, 2022 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh please no Teams VR. Eww 16,112 Views / 191 Replies  
Oh please no Teams VR. Eww
Posted by Brien, on Mar 13, 2022 at 12:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Pushing $6 for premium on some parts of teh west... 3,748 Views / 64 Replies  
Pushing $6 for premium on some parts of teh west coassst here.
Posted by Brien, on Mar 12, 2022 at 01:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean, with a cheaper non-Apple screen this... 16,112 Views / 191 Replies  
I mean, with a cheaper non-Apple screen this thing is a steal.

My work ain't buying them either. :(
Posted by Brien, on Mar 9, 2022 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never change MacNN. Never change. (And SUVs... 4,169 Views / 49 Replies  
Never change MacNN. Never change.

(And SUVs do suck.)
Posted by Brien, on Mar 2, 2022 at 07:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I recall there being a push for $1 coins in the... 12,801 Views / 85 Replies  
I recall there being a push for $1 coins in the 2000’s, seems to have fizzled out.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 19, 2022 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The finale was awful. I generally like Robert... 166,338 Views / 456 Replies  
The finale was awful. I generally like Robert Rodriguez (and the Vespa gang is SO him) but it felt like the worst parts of Spy Kids/Shark Boy. Cheesy, incoherent. It’s like they were given a...
Posted by Brien, on Feb 19, 2022 at 11:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bought an espresso machine. Wish me luck. 112,504 Views / 314 Replies  
Bought an espresso machine. Wish me luck.
Posted by Brien, on Feb 7, 2022 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yamazaki is good stuff. I had the opportunity to... 2,407 Views / 16 Replies  
Yamazaki is good stuff. I had the opportunity to try the 25 once and WOW.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 30, 2022 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tangent, is MS doing the same crap on Office Mac... 3,591 Views / 32 Replies  
Tangent, is MS doing the same crap on Office Mac as they do on Windows where you can’t install office apps ala carte anymore?
Posted by Brien, on Jan 30, 2022 at 10:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a WSJ article 2-3 years ago along the... 3,591 Views / 32 Replies  
There was a WSJ article 2-3 years ago along the lines of everything’s a subscription and we own nothing (in the future).
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Started Yellowstone. 166,338 Views / 456 Replies  
Started Yellowstone.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone watch Matrix 4? 8,950 Views / 61 Replies  
Anyone watch Matrix 4?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 26, 2021 at 01:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel like UBI won’t take off ‘til post-scarcity... 1,549,175 Views / 3,421 Replies  
I feel like UBI won’t take off ‘til post-scarcity economics and AI makes all of us unemployed.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 23, 2021 at 01:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What’s the deal with all of these “year in... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
What’s the deal with all of these “year in review” bits? E.g. FB year in review, reddit recap, Apple Replay etc. Do most people actually give a crap about what they did all year? Whoopdedoo?
Posted by Brien, on Dec 14, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They get worse. They all suck. 166,338 Views / 456 Replies  
They get worse. They all suck.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 9, 2021 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Best Buy is also heading towards ‘lame cellphone... 9,116 Views / 89 Replies  
Best Buy is also heading towards ‘lame cellphone store’ ala RS these days.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 2, 2021 at 02:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let ‘em quit. More jobs for the rest of us. 473,806 Views / 1,599 Replies  
Let ‘em quit. More jobs for the rest of us.
Posted by Brien, on Dec 2, 2021 at 01:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dot matrix. Sound still gives me shivers. 9,116 Views / 89 Replies  
Dot matrix. Sound still gives me shivers.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 30, 2021 at 12:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And yet, the 6 button Genesis controller isn’t... 13,260 Views / 36 Replies  
And yet, the 6 button Genesis controller isn’t coming stateside. Again.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 29, 2021 at 11:11 PM, in Gaming
So… omicron anybody? 473,806 Views / 1,599 Replies  
So… omicron anybody?
Posted by Brien, on Nov 26, 2021 at 10:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This years software is pretty bad. Bug-wise. 2,347 Views / 6 Replies  
This years software is pretty bad. Bug-wise.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 26, 2021 at 01:03 AM, in iOS Apps
Performa here. 7.5.3. Whoo. 9,116 Views / 89 Replies  
Performa here. 7.5.3. Whoo.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. Everyone will likely copy Apple’s SoC so the... 12,801 Views / 85 Replies  
Yep. Everyone will likely copy Apple’s SoC so the days of discrete memory/storage/GPUs may be gone soon.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 11, 2021 at 02:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Finally tried these. Yum! 12,801 Views / 85 Replies  
Finally tried these. Yum!
Posted by Brien, on Nov 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I definitely miss late 90’s/early 2000’s Apple... 9,116 Views / 89 Replies  
I definitely miss late 90’s/early 2000’s Apple forums. Felt like a much tighter-knit community back then. Also before SM/apps killed forums, and paywalls and data mining killed everything else (IMO).
Posted by Brien, on Nov 3, 2021 at 10:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeesh. Bad year for Apple software. 2,627 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeesh. Bad year for Apple software.
Posted by Brien, on Nov 2, 2021 at 07:59 PM, in macOS
All voice assistants. They ALL suck. 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
All voice assistants. They ALL suck.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 30, 2021 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m not sure I like Apple’s ‘connect all the... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
I’m not sure I like Apple’s ‘connect all the stuff’ push the past few releases. With the latest updates I now get media controls on my ALL my devices when ANY device is playing content, “AirPods...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 27, 2021 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
M1 Max and AE will probably have many considering... 3,568 Views / 25 Replies  
M1 Max and AE will probably have many considering going back to Macs.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 26, 2021 at 11:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tempted by the 14”. Gotta see it in person. Have... 3,568 Views / 25 Replies  
Tempted by the 14”. Gotta see it in person. Have a 15” currently but it is oooold. Smaller sounds nice, I love me big screens but I hate trekkin it.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 21, 2021 at 01:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The glory days. 9,116 Views / 89 Replies  
The glory days.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 21, 2021 at 01:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The remote widget, specifically text entry on iOS... 16,112 Views / 191 Replies  
The remote widget, specifically text entry on iOS and tvOS 15 is driving me bananas. It keeps skipping deleting and rearranging words; clearly some sort of lag issue…

And I concur, 3D Touch was...
Posted by Brien, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Been that way here for a few weeks. Nobody wants... 369,125 Views / 931 Replies  
Been that way here for a few weeks. Nobody wants to work shitty retail jobs anymore. Holiday staffing is gonna be fun.
Posted by Brien, on Oct 3, 2021 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In the same vein. I like the reworked... 16,112 Views / 191 Replies  
In the same vein. I like the reworked notifications on the phone in 15. They take up far less space.

iOS 15 in general feels like they made an effort to maximize screen real estate. Sometimes for...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 28, 2021 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Android OEMs can and should do better. Especially... 6,117 Views / 10 Replies  
Android OEMs can and should do better. Especially when some of these devices are thousands of dollars.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 25, 2021 at 01:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Custom domains is even nicer 16,112 Views / 191 Replies  
Custom domains is even nicer
Posted by Brien, on Sep 25, 2021 at 01:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wonder if that makes it into S3. 166,338 Views / 456 Replies  
Wonder if that makes it into S3.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 23, 2021 at 12:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well with the spinoff/merger anything goes. Could... 8,950 Views / 61 Replies  
Well with the spinoff/merger anything goes. Could be bad forcthem.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 22, 2021 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Boy oh boy, does this look like a Macbook: ... 2,089 Views / 6 Replies  
Boy oh boy, does this look like a Macbook:
...
Posted by Brien, on Sep 22, 2021 at 03:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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