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AFAIK the timeline from concept to product for a... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
AFAIK the timeline from concept to product for a SoC is about four years. If we take the same timeline for modems, then we should expect something in two, three years. Although, Apple has had a team...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 14, 2020 at 07:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What?!? An aneurism? Come on 2020, you are... 179 Views / 6 Replies  
What?!? An aneurism?
Come on 2020, you are such a bummer.

I am a huge Mythbusters fan, and I particularly liked the dynamics between the Imahara, Byron and Belleci. And usually when people die...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 14, 2020 at 04:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple makes a decent iPad for $350 and even the... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Apple makes a decent iPad for $350 and even the iPad Pro starts at $800. I'm not saying Apple will make their products cheaper, but the products should be cheaper for Apple to make. If we assume that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 12, 2020 at 05:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice to see some numbers attached to this. So the... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Nice to see some numbers attached to this. So the GPU in the A13 is positively tiny.

There is also the added problem of patents — as soon as Apple ventures further into GPU territory, they might...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 9, 2020 at 03:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, I don't think they will. But to me it says... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
No, I don't think they will. But to me it says that Apple intends to make drivers for GPUs from other manufacturers (presumably just AMD) so that e. g. you can use an eGPU with am AMD-based graphics...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 8, 2020 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A follow-up on the link. I remember this slide... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
A follow-up on the link. I remember this slide from one of the presentations, and I don’t think the slide says what the tweet claims it does. Taken at face value, it states that Apple Silicon-based...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 7, 2020 at 09:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting, thanks for the find :) Just to... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Interesting, thanks for the find :)

Just to be clear: I also remarked earlier that the native Geekbench scores on the DTK may be higher due to improved cooling. But as you correctly point out, I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 7, 2020 at 04:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do we actually know what the DTKs look like on... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Do we actually know what the DTKs look like on the inside? Is the cooling system the same? No doubt there is much better cooling, but the original Intel transition kits looked like a PowerMac G5 on...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 6, 2020 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I had to wager, perhaps on the Mac Pro you'll... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
If I had to wager, perhaps on the Mac Pro you'll have a socketed chip, perhaps also the iMac Pro. But for the rest, I don't think so.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2020 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I heard that one of the factors was who the... 45,395 Views / 326 Replies  
I heard that one of the factors was who the plaintiff was in this case vs. the previous one on the Texan abortion law.

That, too.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2020 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First of all, kudos to you for reading the... 45,395 Views / 326 Replies  
First of all, kudos to you for reading the dissent. I haven't, so I'll take your summary at face value.

My dad was a lawyer and I worked for him during high school typing up legal texts of all...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 2, 2020 at 10:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's an important point, too. Except for my... 562 Views / 7 Replies  
That's an important point, too. Except for my sister, who doesn't like iOS for some reason, all of our immediate family has iOS devices. And so she is frequently left out when we share photos and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2020 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Obviously, few have had hands-on experience at... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Obviously, few have had hands-on experience at this point, but all signs point to yes. According to the Keynote and the State of the Union, pretty much all x86-based code will be translated to ARM....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup, agreed, that bodes very well for ARM-based... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Yup, agreed, that bodes very well for ARM-based Macs. We should be careful not to have overinflated expectations, but even on mobile, the cores used in the A12Z are almost two generations old. And it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jul 1, 2020 at 11:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First of all, you shouldn't consider iCloud a... 562 Views / 7 Replies  
First of all, you shouldn't consider iCloud a backup. That's what Backblaze and the like are for.

I have iCloud and Dropbox. For family sharing, Dropbox isn't an improvement over iCloud. I'm on...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2020 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
@mindwaves I think it is important to emphasize... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
@mindwaves
I think it is important to emphasize that this is more of a benchmark of Rosetta than macOS running an an A12Z. Once Geekbench is ported to macOS on ARM, I doubt the A12Z's Geekbench...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2020 at 09:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Alito dissented from the majority on Planned... 45,395 Views / 326 Replies  
Alito dissented from the majority on Planned Parenthood vs. Casey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenthood_v._Casey#Third_Circuit_Court_of_Appeals_decision) as a judge of the Court of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2020 at 03:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The goal of these laws, though, is to make... 45,395 Views / 326 Replies  
The goal of these laws, though, is to make abortions impossible by piling on onerous restrictions which are not warranted by potential medical needs of the patients. I find it hard to believe that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 30, 2020 at 01:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m with Thorzdad on this one. This is an easy... 45,395 Views / 326 Replies  
I’m with Thorzdad on this one. This is an easy promise for Trump to stick to, he promised he would appoint super conservative judges and he did. Chief Justice Roberts wasn’t his appointment, so he...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 29, 2020 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wasn't aware that this was a big issue. I... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
I wasn't aware that this was a big issue. I thought everyone was super happy with Zen and Zen 2.

AMD didn't have the numbers back then, they were the value option. Now they have become the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2020 at 03:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Surface area is what matters for heat... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Surface area is what matters for heat dissipation, volume is what determines heat capacity.

Think of it like a tall glass vs. a soup plate vs. a saucer. Fill all with hot water. The tall glass...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 27, 2020 at 02:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's a possibility, as are other hardware... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
That's a possibility, as are other hardware accelerators. One of the few benchmarks I have seen by Apple was a comparison of some machine learning workload, where they compared it running on x86 and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2020 at 10:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Intel's main competition — AMD and ARM server CPU... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Intel's main competition — AMD and ARM server CPU manufacturers — do publish TDP numbers, and they seem to be reliable.

I don't think this is true. When e. g. AMD publishes performance and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2020 at 03:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Integrated GPUs have a bad rep, because usually... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Integrated GPUs have a bad rep, because usually it meant lackluster performance. All next-gen consoles use shared memory and integrated graphics — and they aren't slow by any means, quite the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 26, 2020 at 02:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To be fair, though, the difference in 2008 was... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
To be fair, though, the difference in 2008 was much less significant.

I think I understand how it works, I’m just saying that given the reality of Intel’s chips, their use of TDP is about as...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2020 at 08:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I fully believe that this is what Apple wants to... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
I fully believe that this is what Apple wants to do in an ideal world, but at least for the Mac Pro and probably also the iMac Pro, I don’t think Apple will have much of a choice. While its GPU...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 25, 2020 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Integrated GPUs do not preclude Apple from adding... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Integrated GPUs do not preclude Apple from adding discrete GPUs. Our current 16" MacBook Pros have just such a configuration, a built-in GPU that shares the memory with the CPU and a discrete GPU....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IMHO the problem is not whether the charges are... 51,037 Views / 383 Replies  
IMHO the problem is not whether the charges are appropriate, but rather that penalties in the US are waaaay too long. Offenders of color (on average) don't get this consideration, quite the contrary....
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, if performance improves and TDP decreases,... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Well, if performance improves and TDP decreases, it is a win-win. And that clearly seems possible given that the iPad Pro's SoC handily outperforms anything that is in e. g. the MacBook Air. A...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The 16” is solid, and while I think Apple... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
The 16” is solid, and while I think Apple Silicon-based Macs will be faster, it’s still a beefy machine with 8 fast cores and discrete graphics. Yeah, probably ARM-based Macs will be faster, but...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Overall, I thought this was a really great Dub... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Overall, I thought this was a really great Dub Dub Keynote, although when I watched the keynote with a friend, we'd usually caveat a lot of new features with “… if it works reliably.” Apart from...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 01:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@Waragainstsleep For the record, I owned a... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
@Waragainstsleep
For the record, I owned a first-gen 15" MacBook Pro when Apple transitioned to x86, and this was a great machine. Just about the only thing I disliked was the name (PowerBook still...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Remember when the GOP freaked out about the... 531 Views / 7 Replies  
Remember when the GOP freaked out about the Attorney General meeting someone in front of a plane … 
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 21, 2020 at 10:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My first computer, my beloved Amiga 500, came... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
My first computer, my beloved Amiga 500, came with the design schematics for the main board, so the company assumed you may want to do repairs yourself and honestly, back then, things were much...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2020 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I touch a Windows machine about once a year, and... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
I touch a Windows machine about once a year, and every time I do I am reminded that despite all my misgivings with Apple and its software quality, we have it quite good over here.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2020 at 09:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
AFAIK Apple exchanges the case if you send it in... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
AFAIK Apple exchanges the case if you send it in for a battery replacement.
What we need is a combination of regulations and a change of thought. Things should be made to last longer — which is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2020 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I wasn't sure what “long” meant to you.... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Well, I wasn't sure what “long” meant to you. Certainly, in those situations I can see why you might want to defer updates.

Right, and Apple has been quite consistent. For example, the 64 bit...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 19, 2020 at 02:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Outdoor events seem to be much safer than indoor... 22,672 Views / 570 Replies  
Outdoor events seem to be much safer than indoor events, the lack of ventilation makes the latter much riskier. Moreover, some activities in churches go against safety recommendations (like sharing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 18, 2020 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That depends on what you mean by long-term. If... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
That depends on what you mean by long-term. If your project lasts longer than 2-3 years, I think you need to take software updates into account.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 18, 2020 at 07:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have little sympathy for people who insisted on... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
I have little sympathy for people who insisted on running Photoshop 7 long after CS (with MacOS X support) was available. Removing Rosetta after much of the actively developed software had moved to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 18, 2020 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True, but there were sometimes good reasons for... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
True, but there were sometimes good reasons for that. Updates had to be done by hand, you sometimes had to get physical media with the updates or pay for updates. OS updates were not free for the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2020 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s the problem: you don’t believe them even... 51,037 Views / 383 Replies  
That’s the problem: you don’t believe them even when they might be telling the truth. I don’t know the circumstances of the fatal shooting in 2015 (I haven’t read the article), but unless there is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2020 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can you explain that in more detail? In what way... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Can you explain that in more detail? In what way is Apple periodically changing what people use? Are you thinking of something like the Final Cut Pro —> Final Cut Pro X transition? (Curiously, that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 17, 2020 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Many apps I pay for have become subscription... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
Many apps I pay for have become subscription services, so I'd have to pay either way and I don't think this creates as much pressure as in the past. (I'm not philosophically opposed to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think local storage will die at all,... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
I don't think local storage will die at all, rather that it will be a local buffer. More and more storage is synced across devices, and this is really a game changer as far as I am concerned.
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I own a 16" MacBook Pro and this machine is... 3,181 Views / 168 Replies  
I own a 16" MacBook Pro and this machine is amazing. I just wish I would have gone for the 32 GB option even though I am proooobably ok with 16 GB. But I love everything about it: the keyboard is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 09:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I understand that point. I'd rather give... 51,037 Views / 383 Replies  
I understand that point.
I'd rather give positive nudges in the right direction than punitive ones if there is no danger to society.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 03:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks for the information. That seems like a law... 51,037 Views / 383 Replies  
Thanks for the information. That seems like a law that should be changed IMHO, as long as you are parked and are sleeping off your booze, you are not endangering anyone in my mind. Especially if you...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 02:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's kinda interesting to look at the dissenting... 399,640 Views / 2,516 Replies  
It's kinda interesting to look at the dissenting opinion. Suddenly all these purported strict literalists want to include “the intention at the time” rather than stick to the text.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 01:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
@reader IMHO you are starting your analysis... 51,037 Views / 383 Replies  
@reader
IMHO you are starting your analysis when things have already gone wrong. To make an analogy, if you remember the shooting of Tamir Rice...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2020 at 01:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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