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The downside is that the SD-card reader takes up... 23,520 Views / 222 Replies  
The downside is that the SD-card reader takes up space in the MBP, and it is a feature that is used by a shrinking minority (=people who use DSLRs). I get that you need to have an adapter around, but...
Posted by P, on Today at 05:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is a lost cause by now. RAM is soldered... 23,520 Views / 222 Replies  
This is a lost cause by now. RAM is soldered because Apple want sto use LPDDR, which doesn't have DIMMS. This specific model has regular DDR, but that is because Intel's support for LPDDR4 is delayed...
Posted by P, on Today at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
0.6" larger display, mostly the same CPU, new... 23,520 Views / 222 Replies  
0.6" larger display, mostly the same CPU, new Navi GPUs, new keyboard, higher RAM ceiling (64GB), physical Esc. Seems they made all the right changes.

But can someone explain this thing about the...
Posted by P, on Yesterday at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It is common in businesses where all the value in... 23,304 Views / 313 Replies  
It is common in businesses where all the value in the business is in the skill of the employees. You want to keep those employees any way you can, so you make them partners, put their name on the...
Posted by P, on Yesterday at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I know, but that’s just turning it off for one... 13,530 Views / 101 Replies  
I know, but that’s just turning it off for one app (and it seems likely to go away down the line anyway, from comments Apple made). If I today get a warning that “this app won’t run because it isn’t...
Posted by P, on Nov 12, 2019 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Supposedly there is an SE2 in the iPhone 8... 13,530 Views / 101 Replies  
Supposedly there is an SE2 in the iPhone 8 format, possibly called iPhone 9. And I suppose that that can tide us over, but I don’t see what is on the other side that it tides us over to. There are...
Posted by P, on Nov 12, 2019 at 01:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For the first time since the dark days of the... 13,530 Views / 101 Replies  
For the first time since the dark days of the nineties, I am honestly reconsidering my purchase of Apple products.


MacOS gets worse and not better with every revision. I'm on Sierra which is...
Posted by P, on Nov 12, 2019 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is why this election is super dangerous for... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
This is why this election is super dangerous for everyone involved. The disaster for Labour isn't if the Tories win, it is if they're passed by LibDems. The disaster for Tories isn't if they lose to...
Posted by P, on Oct 31, 2019 at 09:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
FPTP elections are notoriously hard to predict... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
FPTP elections are notoriously hard to predict when there are three or more parties of decent size competing for votes. LibDems may feel that they have the only consistent remain platform, don’t look...
Posted by P, on Oct 29, 2019 at 06:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The EU has approved the extension until January... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
The EU has approved the extension until January 31st, with the possibility to leave on December 31st or November 30th if the withdrawal agreement is approved by parliament.
Posted by P, on Oct 28, 2019 at 07:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have to say that I’m losing track - and I... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
I have to say that I’m losing track - and I actually need to keep an eye on this mess for my job (I now work in purchasing quality, and I have suppliers in the UK, one in particular that I visit...
Posted by P, on Oct 27, 2019 at 09:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
"May you live in interesting times." I don't... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
"May you live in interesting times."

I don't think Labour will win any elections as long as Corbyn is their candidate for PM, but a coalition is possible.
Posted by P, on Oct 23, 2019 at 09:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is probably illegal for the EU to flat-out... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
It is probably illegal for the EU to flat-out deny a proper request. During the lawsuits over Brexit around a year ago, the judgement makes reference to the fact that a member state can only leave...
Posted by P, on Oct 22, 2019 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The shenanigans continue. BoJo got a new deal,... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
The shenanigans continue. BoJo got a new deal, which was essentially what the EU offered on day one, and tried to get parliament to vote on it. Parliament decided to vote on the laws required to...
Posted by P, on Oct 20, 2019 at 05:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I expect that the actual speaker is shot, then. ... 23,304 Views / 313 Replies  
I expect that the actual speaker is shot, then.

When I said headphones, I mean something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-ANC40BT-QuietPoint-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones/
...
Posted by P, on Oct 20, 2019 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thorz: Does the phone work with a handsfree... 23,304 Views / 313 Replies  
Thorz: Does the phone work with a handsfree connected? Is there a difference between when you use Bluetooth or a headphone port? Because you can get Bluetooth headphones with a microphone from Amazon...
Posted by P, on Oct 18, 2019 at 06:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
All the podcasts seem to think that Catalina is... 986 Views / 1 Replies  
All the podcasts seem to think that Catalina is utterly broken still, and was even more broken during beta, so it will probably be a while.
Posted by P, on Oct 18, 2019 at 05:56 AM, in Gaming
Note that if you don't have a USB-C port, the... 2,352 Views / 17 Replies  
Note that if you don't have a USB-C port, the HDMI port does not support 4K @ 60 Hz. 4K @ 30HZ is not an acceptable substitute, so in practice you're limited to 2560*1440.



This isn't so much...
Posted by P, on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
USB 3 docks use something called DIsplayLink to... 2,352 Views / 17 Replies  
USB 3 docks use something called DIsplayLink to compress the video signal over USB. This works fine in the common case, but has caveats - it is unusable for gaming, sometimes you get weird lag issues...
Posted by P, on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for an extremely late response on this,... 2,352 Views / 17 Replies  
Sorry for an extremely late response on this, but:

* External display. Get yourself a 4K 24" or 27" and run it in Retina mode. If it is a 27", it will be slightly zoomed in compared to what Apple...
Posted by P, on Sep 30, 2019 at 06:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In addition to that feature, there is a chain... 54,427 Views / 428 Replies  
In addition to that feature, there is a chain break - effectively a handbrake for the chain. If you set that, the chain will not move no matter what else you do.

But I don’t get the situation...
Posted by P, on Sep 25, 2019 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exactly. Mine is slightly fancier (it has a... 142,197 Views / 943 Replies  
Exactly. Mine is slightly fancier (it has a color-shifting penguin that tells when it is time to recharge) but it seems to work the same.
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Supreme Court has found that the PM's advice... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
The Supreme Court has found that the PM's advice to the Queen when proroguing parliament was unlawful, and has vacated that decision. The Speaker has advised MPs that business resumes tomorrow.
...
Posted by P, on Sep 24, 2019 at 09:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Get something that absorbs water. I have a bag... 142,197 Views / 943 Replies  
Get something that absorbs water. I have a bag that you recharge in the microwave every so often.
Posted by P, on Sep 23, 2019 at 12:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Then you can’t, I believe. 1,486 Views / 1 Replies  
Then you can’t, I believe.
Posted by P, on Sep 22, 2019 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There must be some difference between the seats,... 142,197 Views / 943 Replies  
There must be some difference between the seats, then, because in Sweden it is standard to turn kids around when they’re age 4 or so.

I’m actually not a big fan of car seats for larger children....
Posted by P, on Sep 10, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Please reconsider when it comes to the youngest.... 142,197 Views / 943 Replies  
Please reconsider when it comes to the youngest. Age 1 is much too soon to move to a front facing car seat. I have worked with car seats for years and seen crash test videos - that is not safe. Even...
Posted by P, on Sep 9, 2019 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With regards to referendums: the country that has... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
With regards to referendums: the country that has the world record for referendums, Switzerland, has a very simple system for how to ask. They ask yes and no questions, as many as are needed. In this...
Posted by P, on Sep 9, 2019 at 08:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Those images of her in the House of Commons... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
Those images of her in the House of Commons smiling at the spectacle are probably the best part of this entire sh*tstorm.
Posted by P, on Sep 5, 2019 at 07:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I had a long piece I was going to write here, but... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
I had a long piece I was going to write here, but let's do it another way: What would you like the withdrawal agreement to look like - specifically with regards to the Northern Ireland border...
Posted by P, on Sep 5, 2019 at 04:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So what happens if the opposition, on October... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
So what happens if the opposition, on October 30th or whatever, forces a vote on the Withdrawal Agreement as it stands and passes it?
Posted by P, on Sep 3, 2019 at 04:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not that it really needs anything more added, but... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
Not that it really needs anything more added, but Leave campaign also indicated that there would be a second vote on the Withdrawal Agreement:
...
Posted by P, on Sep 1, 2019 at 04:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is the part that always amuses me. The... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
This is the part that always amuses me.

The Queen can bomb Iran. She is Head of State and Commander in Chief, and can tell the army to do what she wants. By 300 years of precedent, she doesn’t do...
Posted by P, on Aug 30, 2019 at 01:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I really think that it is only a matter of time... 4,110 Views / 80 Replies  
I really think that it is only a matter of time before the UK crashes out.

Boris seems to not realize that a person who has spent his entire career lying about the EU is not going to get a better...
Posted by P, on Aug 29, 2019 at 08:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I keep hoping for Apple to drop some AppleTV... 3,307 Views / 32 Replies  
I keep hoping for Apple to drop some AppleTV prices, because I need an upgrade as well, but so far no luck.
Posted by P, on Aug 26, 2019 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Serenity is written like the last five or so... 28,643 Views / 300 Replies  
Serenity is written like the last five or so episodes of a season. Joss has said that he would not have killed Wash if it were an ongoing series, but other than that, it would have happened as it...
Posted by P, on Aug 11, 2019 at 05:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Syndication is, these days, 80-88 episodes or so... 28,643 Views / 300 Replies  
Syndication is, these days, 80-88 episodes or so - meaning 4 seasons of 20+ episodes. Lucifer has had shorter seasons, and anyway if Netflix has bought it, they’re not interested in more syndication...
Posted by P, on Aug 8, 2019 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you played XCOM? If you haven’t, it’s about... 1,110 Views / 5 Replies  
Have you played XCOM? If you haven’t, it’s about a force fighting back against an alien invasion, receiving money from various governments around the world. If you don’t respond to threats against a...
Posted by P, on Jul 23, 2019 at 12:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In principle I agree, but with the current design... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
In principle I agree, but with the current design of using the T2 chip as the controller, that doesn't really make sense anymore. You can connect external drives that are just as fast as the internal...
Posted by P, on Jul 10, 2019 at 04:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
G2A, for those who do not know, is a... 195,622 Views / 1,106 Replies  
G2A, for those who do not know, is a "marketplace" for selling second hand game keys. These are not used, per se, because the keys are one use, but they are re-sold. This used to have some legitimate...
Posted by P, on Jul 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know how Apple handles a failing SSD in a... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
I don’t know how Apple handles a failing SSD in a Fusion Drive. The fact that it isn’t a cache but an extension, and that some flash drives don’t work to read from when the write cycles are gone,...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2019 at 05:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, 2.4PB is in line with what a good quality... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
Also, 2.4PB is in line with what a good quality SSD can survive. This test is legendary, even if it gets a bit old by now:
...
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2019 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fusion Drive includes a 4GB slice that is... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
Fusion Drive includes a 4GB slice that is effectively a write cache - everything that is written to the drive is written to that slice first. A quick google shows that MLC flash has about 10’000...
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2019 at 04:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They are not the same type of drive. A modern SSD... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
They are not the same type of drive. A modern SSD is based on either MLC (2 bits per cell), TLC (3 bits per cell) or QLC (4 bits per cell) along with a small area of SLC (single bit per cell) as a...
Posted by P, on Jul 5, 2019 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The flash component of a Fusion Drive has changed... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
The flash component of a Fusion Drive has changed from 128GB to 24GB for the 1TB (it remains 128GB for the bigger Fusion Drives). I have also read, but can not confirm, that the flash component...
Posted by P, on Jul 5, 2019 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The original iMac G5 had them lined up along the... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
The original iMac G5 had them lined up along the back edge, but on the side and still easily accessible. That they're not there any more is only because of thinness.



Well, the MB only has one...
Posted by P, on Jul 4, 2019 at 03:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect that adding Bluetooth to it is cheaper... 73,682 Views / 397 Replies  
I suspect that adding Bluetooth to it is cheaper than a decent display.

The lawnmower needs to be reprogrammed a little more often than a vacuum cleaner, however - grass growth depends on the...
Posted by P, on Jun 30, 2019 at 06:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
2004 was the white, flat iMac. 2007 was the first... 7,344 Views / 44 Replies  
2004 was the white, flat iMac. 2007 was the first aluminum model, and the current (with the tapered edge) is from 2012. I agree that this version needs to die pronto, because I hate it. The 2009...
Posted by P, on Jun 30, 2019 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We have a Bluetooth-connected lawnmower. There... 73,682 Views / 397 Replies  
We have a Bluetooth-connected lawnmower. There was one with a 4G connection, but we figured that it wasn’t worth the money.

(The point is to program it when it should be active. Being able to...
Posted by P, on Jun 25, 2019 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The stopping distance of a tram at anything... 54,427 Views / 428 Replies  
The stopping distance of a tram at anything resembling normal speed means that there is absolutely nothing they can do.
Posted by P, on Jun 24, 2019 at 04:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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