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The fact that mobile versions of... 386,952 Views / 1,004 Replies  
The fact that mobile versions of websites/applications are still so limited in functionality, in 2022, when most people’s primary computing device is some form of smart phone/tablet. Even more so...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 30, 2022 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Buy a stick. No auto shutoff. 1,196 Views / 64 Replies  
Buy a stick. No auto shutoff.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 27, 2022 at 11:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not if they take their vote! 1,108 Views / 94 Replies  
Not if they take their vote!
Posted by Brien, on Jun 26, 2022 at 05:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If not Loving and Brown.. And yes, if they go too... 1,108 Views / 94 Replies  
If not Loving and Brown.. And yes, if they go too far, it won’t be pretty. Add to this the Texas GOP stuff (abolishing the civil rights act and equal protection clauses, secession) and FL threatening...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 24, 2022 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe. I must not fit the bigger-is-better... 1,196 Views / 64 Replies  
Maybe. I must not fit the bigger-is-better ‘Murica mindset. All these new homes rhey’re building are 4,500+ sq. ft. I wouldn’t know what to do with all that space!
Posted by Brien, on Jun 21, 2022 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think a lot of the SUV/truck explosion has more... 1,196 Views / 64 Replies  
I think a lot of the SUV/truck explosion has more to do with car companies avoiding EPA regulations, though. Last time I went car shopping, had to drive way out the way to find something in the ‘not...
Posted by Brien, on Jun 20, 2022 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pushing $7 here for premium. Wheeeeeeee 5,312 Views / 105 Replies  
Pushing $7 here for premium. Wheeeeeeee
Posted by Brien, on Jun 19, 2022 at 12:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple won’t care. 1,267 Views / 14 Replies  
Apple won’t care.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 12, 2022 at 01:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
20 years this month for me. 11,267 Views / 122 Replies  
20 years this month for me.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 12, 2022 at 01:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Would not be surprised if macOS 14(?) drops... 582 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah. Would not be surprised if macOS 14(?) drops Intel entirely.
Posted by Brien, on Jun 7, 2022 at 01:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Now I really wonder if SCOTUS plans on upending... 278,132 Views / 983 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 May 25, 2022 at 12:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think many companies know the issues, but no... 386,952 Views / 1,004 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. 437,669 Views / 970 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... 278,132 Views / 983 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... 177,252 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. 386,952 Views / 1,004 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... 1,070 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... 386,952 Views / 1,004 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... 386,952 Views / 1,004 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... 386,952 Views / 1,004 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.... 18,795 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 18,795 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... 5,312 Views / 105 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... 18,795 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... 4,776 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... 14,362 Views / 91 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... 177,252 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. 116,459 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... 2,434 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... 3,654 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... 3,654 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. 177,252 Views / 456 Replies  
Started Yellowstone.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone watch Matrix 4? 9,084 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... 1,568,662 Views / 3,495 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... 386,952 Views / 1,004 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. 177,252 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... 11,267 Views / 122 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. 488,332 Views / 1,607 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. 11,267 Views / 122 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... 13,794 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? 488,332 Views / 1,607 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. 2,696 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. 11,267 Views / 122 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... 14,362 Views / 91 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! 14,362 Views / 91 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... 11,267 Views / 122 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. 3,552 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. 386,952 Views / 1,004 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... 386,952 Views / 1,004 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... 3,680 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
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