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I’m more concerned the precedence this sets, if... 264,038 Views / 951 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... 164,251 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. 365,854 Views / 928 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... 365 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... 365,854 Views / 928 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... 365,854 Views / 928 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... 365,854 Views / 928 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.... 15,551 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 15,551 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... 3,518 Views / 62 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... 15,551 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... 3,916 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... 12,470 Views / 84 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... 164,251 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. 111,672 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... 2,400 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... 3,558 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... 3,558 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. 164,251 Views / 456 Replies  
Started Yellowstone.
Posted by Brien, on Jan 19, 2022 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone watch Matrix 4? 8,897 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... 1,545,562 Views / 3,419 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... 365,854 Views / 928 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. 164,251 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... 8,806 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. 471,451 Views / 1,580 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. 8,806 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... 13,163 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? 471,451 Views / 1,580 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. 2,270 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. 8,806 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... 12,470 Views / 84 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! 12,470 Views / 84 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... 8,806 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. 2,406 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. 365,854 Views / 928 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... 365,854 Views / 928 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... 3,541 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... 3,541 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. 8,806 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... 15,551 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... 365,854 Views / 928 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... 15,551 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... 6,101 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 15,551 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. 164,251 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... 8,897 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: ... 2,083 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
Thankfully, you can revert to the old Safari... 15,551 Views / 191 Replies  
Thankfully, you can revert to the old Safari layout in Settings.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 22, 2021 at 12:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t like how all the tips/onboarding/nags are... 365,854 Views / 928 Replies  
I don’t like how all the tips/onboarding/nags are re-enabled after major iOS updates.
Posted by Brien, on Sep 21, 2021 at 10:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
New Safari. Blech 15,551 Views / 191 Replies  
New Safari. Blech
Posted by Brien, on Sep 20, 2021 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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