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When they cancelled public folders they lost me,... 2,389 Views / 31 Replies  
When they cancelled public folders they lost me, they won't get any of my money. If they'd offered a paid plan that would keep public folders, they would have had a chance.

And I should probably...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 13, 2019 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Another quick one - in Outlook, if I start... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
Another quick one - in Outlook, if I start composing a new email, then decide not to send it, I'll close the window. Outlook will then ask me if I want to save it. Nope, don't save. So then Outlook...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 13, 2019 at 01:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Next Microsoft irritant - display scaling. I run... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
Next Microsoft irritant - display scaling. I run dual monitors at my desk on an HP laptop. When I unplug the dual monitors and then open the laptop to use it away from my desk, the scaling is off and...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 13, 2019 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"The stuff that other people do that annoys me is... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
"The stuff that other people do that annoys me is WAY WORSE than the stuff I do that annoys other people!"
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 12, 2019 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"I have minor irritants." "I can't fathom... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
"I have minor irritants."

"I can't fathom anything I do being a minor irritant to someone else."
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have ~10 GB for free with DropBox. I have more... 2,389 Views / 31 Replies  
I have ~10 GB for free with DropBox. I have more than 3 devices installed right now. Is it going to limit me from adding one if I get a new phone/computer?
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, that's my MP setup - dual X5690s for 12... 15,795 Views / 188 Replies  
Yes, that's my MP setup - dual X5690s for 12 total physical cores - a 12 core MP is roughly the same speed as a 2018 i7 Mini. Memory bandwidth is much lower than the Mini. You can run PCI NVMe SSDs...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Netflix autoplaying previews is garbage. ... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Netflix autoplaying previews is garbage.

YouTube mid-video ads are garbage.

The single remote set is golden. All my video services on one device is golden.

I'm 60% satisfied with the...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 12, 2019 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Kids generally start in a baby carrier that... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
Kids generally start in a baby carrier that latches into a base.

https://www.combiusa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/8035-3.jpg

That's what kids grow out of pretty quickly. This one...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 11, 2019 at 09:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
X5690 is the 6 core processor, so 26000 is the... 15,795 Views / 188 Replies  
X5690 is the 6 core processor, so 26000 is the max that gen Mac Pro can do. GeekBench shows one that managed 28000, but that's the top result ever.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 11, 2019 at 09:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, you're one of those old people that still... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
Ah, you're one of those old people that still lets their phone ring out loud and annoy everyone, huh?
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 11, 2019 at 09:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Did I pick the wrong week to buy an Apple set top... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Did I pick the wrong week to buy an Apple set top device?
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 10, 2019 at 01:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah dang, I meant to say non-metal GPU, I know the... 15,795 Views / 188 Replies  
Ah dang, I meant to say non-metal GPU, I know the original MP cards weren't Metal compatible. Sorry about that. Dark mode didn't help.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 10, 2019 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's the best practice. A convertible... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
That's the best practice. A convertible rear-facing seat lets bigger kids remain rear-facing for longer. Basically keep kids rear facing as long as there's any physical way to do so.

Maybe I'll...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 10, 2019 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Radeon 5770, 5870, GT120. The title bar of Finder... 15,795 Views / 188 Replies  
Radeon 5770, 5870, GT120. The title bar of Finder windows would show up weird. That was the biggest one I can remember. No issues on my RX580.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 9, 2019 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Base config is RWD. Dual-motor upgrade is $8000... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
Base config is RWD. Dual-motor upgrade is $8000 more new or used.

Peak capitalism. No matter how easily or cheaply something can be done, identify exactly how much someone is willing to pay for...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 9, 2019 at 09:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mac-pro-cpu-c... 15,795 Views / 188 Replies  
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mac-pro-cpu-compatibility-list.1954766/

Is there an updated list showing what an Xserve will take? The above list doesn't show much promise.

I have dual...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 9, 2019 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I ran Mojave on a 2010 Mac Pro with a metal GPU.... 15,795 Views / 188 Replies  
I ran Mojave on a 2010 Mac Pro with a metal GPU. The interface wasn't laggy, but it was buggy.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 9, 2019 at 09:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
First or second gen Volt? A Model 3 would be... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
First or second gen Volt?

A Model 3 would be cool, but they're still over $40k used. The Volt is FWD which is great for the snow. I'd have to get an AWD 3 to manage winter time, which bumps the...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 6, 2019 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The oldest is 6, 48" tall, and just moved to a... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
The oldest is 6, 48" tall, and just moved to a slim backed booster that uses the car's seatbelt. The youngest is 1, tiny, and just moved to the 6 year old's former front-facing seat.
...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 5, 2019 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've only had my current car for a little over... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
I've only had my current car for a little over two years now, but that doesn't stop me from shopping around.

Things I like about my current car:
- Roomy (need to fit car seats and kids behind me,...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 5, 2019 at 09:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Audi or army truck? 363 Views / 5 Replies  
Audi or army truck?
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty sure my grandma had on in her 1990... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
I'm pretty sure my grandma had on in her 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. She was also a school bus driver.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aww, I have mid-Youtube-video ads. That's... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Aww, I have mid-Youtube-video ads. That's garbage. I was able to set the DNS server to something that successfully blocked the ads, but then Netflix wouldn't work. I'll have to try and different DNS...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 5, 2019 at 08:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think he has said, "I made the movie I would... 412 Views / 10 Replies  
I think he has said, "I made the movie I would want to watch." Which makes sense, considering the graphic violence, nudity, and excessive use of Ducatis.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you listen to his podcast? My wife is one of... 412 Views / 10 Replies  
Do you listen to his podcast? My wife is one of those women that finds his marriage #goals so we listen to his podcast on roadtrips, I enjoy it.
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 4, 2019 at 09:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A pro wrap job isn't much cheaper than a real... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
A pro wrap job isn't much cheaper than a real paint job. Cheap vinyl material alone is $400-500 to do a normal car, the good 3M-branded vinyl is about $1000. If you and your buddy decide to do it...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 4, 2019 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In your first pic, I see bumps above the... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
In your first pic, I see bumps above the passenger headlight, I see white peeking through around the headlights and next to the fog lights, I see a big ol' seam directly under the fog light, and the...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 3, 2019 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not better than the 21 Jump Street movies, but... 412 Views / 10 Replies  
Not better than the 21 Jump Street movies, but that's a high bar. 22 may have been even better, which is mega-rare for a sequel to (at least what appears to be) a slapstick teen-boy comedy. Like...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 3, 2019 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm curious if it's a vinyl wrap or if they were... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
I'm curious if it's a vinyl wrap or if they were actually ****ing stupid enough to spray the aerosol Plasti-Dip over the whole car. It's advertised as "just peels right off!" but it does not, at...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 3, 2019 at 03:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there also not a Spotify ATV app? I'm used to... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Is there also not a Spotify ATV app? I'm used to AirPlaying music from my phone to the TV, but figured I'd cut out the middleman if possible. All I found was a $10 app claiming to let you play...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 3, 2019 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kids were still at my parents' yesterday morning,... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Kids were still at my parents' yesterday morning, so we decided to watch the recent Chips movie. Amazon gave me $10 of video credit for some reason. Turns out you can't order the movies on ATV, I'm...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 3, 2019 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ordered an ATV4K from eBay last week for $120.... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Ordered an ATV4K from eBay last week for $120. Set it up yesterday and didn't realize what I was missing. The remote turns on the TV and adjusts volume to the soundbar. I'll never need any other...
Posted by Laminar, on Sep 3, 2019 at 09:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since Prime became so popular, free 2-day... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Since Prime became so popular, free 2-day shipping isn't that rare. RockAuto always beats Amazon prices on car parts and they'll ship Priority. Summit will ship in a couple of days. Target has free 2...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 28, 2019 at 03:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's what I do down in the theater - Logitech... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
That's what I do down in the theater - Logitech wireless keyboard with built-in trackpad. It doesn't pass the wife test.



You make a convincing argument.
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 27, 2019 at 04:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Keyboard is a no-go. It’s gotta be remote only. 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Keyboard is a no-go. It’s gotta be remote only.
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 26, 2019 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do they still have Front Row or whatever Apple... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Do they still have Front Row or whatever Apple called the stock presentation software? Or just run Plex or similar? Does the latest ATV remote work with it?

I don’t mind doing some fiddling or...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 26, 2019 at 08:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Recommend a set-top box 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
This weekend I installed a TV in my garage and swiped the original Fire Stick from my main TV to play music and watch YouTube out there.

Now there's a hole in my main TV capabilities as my current...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 26, 2019 at 04:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You could fill this entire thread with Microsoft... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
You could fill this entire thread with Microsoft software irritations, but here's just one - when I start an email in Outlook then decide not to send it, it gets moved to the Deleted Items folder,...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 26, 2019 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had an original Intel Mini, pretty sure that... 13,500 Views / 226 Replies  
I had an original Intel Mini, pretty sure that was the dual putty knife model. I felt like I was destroying the thing every time I popped it open.
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 26, 2019 at 08:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Blades are fine, friction cutters or super high... 7,680 Views / 158 Replies  
Blades are fine, friction cutters or super high speed devices will melt it. So a bandsaw, hacksaw, jigsaw, sawzall, etc. will be great. An angle grinder or Dremel will melt it. Make sure your paint...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 26, 2019 at 08:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-elect... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-electric/a22263/what-is-pzev/

You still have CO2 tailpipe emissions, though the NOx and CO emissions are lowered to levels that Honda claims are below...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 23, 2019 at 11:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like a bracket for a pump, possibly power... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
Looks like a bracket for a pump, possibly power steering?

Anything thick and metal should be a good engine ground. If you have a multimeter, you can measure the ohms between your proposed...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 15, 2019 at 05:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Top Gear did an episode way back when where the... 4,017 Views / 27 Replies  
Top Gear did an episode way back when where the guys were given the typical golf equipment purchase price to instead go buy a car and race it. That episode is what prompted me to go and buy a crappy...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 15, 2019 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ford tried that and ended up backing off. This is... 117,395 Views / 851 Replies  
Ford tried that and ended up backing off. This is the 2011-2014 Edge:

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2011/06/23/automobiles/wheels-touch/wheels-touch-blog480.jpg

It's a crappy resistive touch...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Crowdsourcing at its best. But then 4chan would... 7,641 Views / 76 Replies  
Crowdsourcing at its best. But then 4chan would find some way to triple the high score by mowing down pedestrians and obviously the system would auto-implement anything without checking. And it'd...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 10, 2019 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For yeeears I've been wanting to make an iPhone... 7,641 Views / 76 Replies  
For yeeears I've been wanting to make an iPhone game where you design intersections and stoplights and set up the timing and everything. I'm sure it already exists by now in a way better form than I...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 10, 2019 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Basically he presents as male but doesn't really... 7,680 Views / 158 Replies  
Basically he presents as male but doesn't really pass as male?

My general rule is "be kind." Respect him and his wishes, but also expect him to be understanding if there are mishaps because he...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 9, 2019 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So are you expecting a friendly letter in the... 7,641 Views / 76 Replies  
So are you expecting a friendly letter in the mail? The main road by my house used to have those at every single intersection down its entire length. It was a 55mph road so there were a looot of...
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 9, 2019 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Amazing. 17,569 Views / 281 Replies  
Amazing.
Posted by Laminar, on Aug 9, 2019 at 01:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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