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Completely agree. It makes total sense to have... 2,135 Views / 87 Replies  
Completely agree. It makes total sense to have the URL bar at the bottom—it’s just freaky and unexpected even a few days later. But clicking on the URL bar and then having to stretch all the way to...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 28, 2021 at 07:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That little man, big dick energy tho…..explains... 3,470 Views / 91 Replies  
That little man, big dick energy tho…..explains both the last twenty five years of MacNN and Kevin Hart’s career

Lock er up mods
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 24, 2021 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I saw that. Some place like Ars Technica or... 2,135 Views / 87 Replies  
I saw that. Some place like Ars Technica or somewhere I was looking also had an article about how “it’s ok if you don’t upgrade”. What’s the catch? Are there issues?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 21, 2021 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah I don’t know if there’s precedent for the... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
Yeah I don’t know if there’s precedent for the approach. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was self-contained. Probably Lord of the Rings, although the funding was already there. Typically they’ll at least...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 21, 2021 at 06:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What coffee machine? Sounds like water flow or... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
What coffee machine? Sounds like water flow or temperature discrepancies. I had a Cuisinart that was like that but the Moccamaster is a rock by comparison.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes that is correct. This is the big catch. 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
Yes that is correct. This is the big catch.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just got a used TacX myself, so I’m in the same... 2,135 Views / 87 Replies  
I just got a used TacX myself, so I’m in the same boat. Still haven’t hooked it up and fingers crossed it works ok!
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 20, 2021 at 10:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“I keep getting banned” 3,470 Views / 91 Replies  
“I keep getting banned”
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 19, 2021 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FaceID doesn’t work with masks. I’ve spent the... 2,135 Views / 87 Replies  
FaceID doesn’t work with masks. I’ve spent the last 18 months wearing a mask while in public settings. Really super annoying I must say.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 16, 2021 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was dead wrong!!! Better Call Saul turned into... 105,935 Views / 393 Replies  
I was dead wrong!!! Better Call Saul turned into one of the best shows on TV.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 15, 2021 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This makes no sense. You’re comparing a regular... 3,470 Views / 91 Replies  
This makes no sense. You’re comparing a regular daily living expense that I would totally notice and complain loudly about to an infrequent, maybe-I-won’t-need-it large expense that a successful and...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 14, 2021 at 09:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean I’m not going to say you’re alone here…but... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
I mean I’m not going to say you’re alone here…but you are? :p

I didn’t have the patience to make it through the middling first season, but in fairness I heard the second season was better? But...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 13, 2021 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As well, being honest on Matrix: the first movie... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
As well, being honest on Matrix: the first movie is fantastic and deserves all groundbreaking accolades.

Nothing the Wachowskis have done since that time indicate that this new version will be...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 13, 2021 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it’s a fantastic use of minimal audio.... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
Yeah, it’s a fantastic use of minimal audio. BR2049 is basically the opposite with humongous score and dense/aggressive audio. It was a great back-to-back test for the new Atmos setup.

Physical...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 13, 2021 at 07:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like your post 3,470 Views / 91 Replies  
I like your post
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 10, 2021 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bah! People wonder why incredible movies like... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
Bah! People wonder why incredible movies like Blade Runner 2049 are such a commercial failure and will soon not be made any more…..you’re a Blade Runner fan and you didn’t see it!! Sheesh man. :p
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Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 10, 2021 at 10:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How is this possible? You like movies and... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
How is this possible? You like movies and Tarantino yet you’ve never seen Jackie Brown? Is there a way I can post a GoT shame gif or something?
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 9, 2021 at 10:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I mean you could have just exercised some self... 3,470 Views / 91 Replies  
I mean you could have just exercised some self control and said nothing
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 9, 2021 at 04:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The best Tarantino movie is very clearly and... 1,902 Views / 50 Replies  
The best Tarantino movie is very clearly and obviously Jackie Brown. /offtopic
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 9, 2021 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Completely agree. 105,935 Views / 393 Replies  
Completely agree.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The White Lotus and Mare of Easttown were pretty... 105,935 Views / 393 Replies  
The White Lotus and Mare of Easttown were pretty great.

Otherwise it’s been a slow summer. Don’t want to judge Ted Lasso S2 at this point but it’s not quite hitting the same…starting to feel it’s...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Sep 7, 2021 at 10:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Naw, it works great for sausages.....you’re also... 2,708 Views / 25 Replies  
Naw, it works great for sausages.....you’re also doing both boil and grille
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I disagree with that. I haven’t heard of people... 2,708 Views / 25 Replies  
I disagree with that. I haven’t heard of people using fine alcohol in a cooking dish. Any half-decent drink of the right type will do. No one’s pouring $30 bottles of wine into their pasta.

Having...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beaut. Pioneer made some absolutely gorgeous... 2,243 Views / 10 Replies  
Beaut. Pioneer made some absolutely gorgeous receivers as well.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You know I came around to Lam’s method a couple... 2,708 Views / 25 Replies  
You know I came around to Lam’s method a couple years ago—I think I might’ve seen it on Serious Eats or something? I use a glass pan on the bbq and fill it up with beer and onions, maybe some random...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cilantro is never an option!!! The more the... 2,708 Views / 25 Replies  
Cilantro is never an option!!! The more the better for me.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was in Indonesia a few years back and sat... 2,243 Views / 10 Replies  
I was in Indonesia a few years back and sat through a couple. That initial confused floating feeling is certainly something I’ll never forget. One was in the middle of the night in a small wooden hut...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Jun 18, 2021 at 07:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a half-dozen decent YouTube videos,... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
There’s a half-dozen decent YouTube videos, including a Baratza one I think. I gave it a regular brush and quick spray every week, and then a more thorough disassembly every few weeks. I think it...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 27, 2021 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m pretty excited about how this one works out.... 2,660 Views / 8 Replies  
I’m pretty excited about how this one works out. I’ve got a decent setup with local media on a cool music software called Roon which I can send to various endpoints, but it’s not cheap and it doesn’t...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 27, 2021 at 09:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope I’m a simple corkscrew and Archimedes... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
Nope I’m a simple corkscrew and Archimedes purist...take your fancy weak-kneed city tricks elsewhere good sir
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 18, 2021 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice. I hope Baratza does alright—they are a... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
Nice.

I hope Baratza does alright—they are a pretty cool story.

I was also going to mention the Fellow kettle.....most of the hardcore pour over folks seem to strongly prefer the gooseneck...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 15, 2021 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just traded my Baratza Virtuouso for a Fellow... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
I just traded my Baratza Virtuouso for a Fellow Ode grinder. Between that and the Moccamaster, I really like my coffee design aesthetic going on now. Endgame for me from a coffee perspective.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 11, 2021 at 10:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t know the origin.....but it’s a Technivorm... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
I don’t know the origin.....but it’s a Technivorm Movcamaster drip coffee maker, one of the better drip machines. I think it’s been around since the 70s. They now come in various colours—matte black...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 10, 2021 at 08:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://espressoplanet.r.worldssl.net/images/D/tec... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
https://espressoplanet.r.worldssl.net/images/D/techni_3687.jpg
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2021 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a bunch of little tricks to avoid static... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
There’s a bunch of little tricks to avoid static issues with almost all grinders. You can probably find them online, but I’ve found just a drop of water makes a noticeable difference.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2021 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Does Stihl make electric equipment now? I used to... 4,353 Views / 26 Replies  
Does Stihl make electric equipment now? I used to have one of their gas-powered trimmers and it was a real beast. But I think it was a two-stroke and most urban folk now aren’t interested in mixing...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 7, 2021 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, exactly. Maps already remembers your car... 7,565 Views / 84 Replies  
Yeah, exactly. Maps already remembers your car park location. But Airtag could be useful if it gets stolen and it’s not a connected car......bit of a long shot though
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 2, 2021 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m tempted to pick up a few to try sticking in... 7,565 Views / 84 Replies  
I’m tempted to pick up a few to try sticking in my bike and/or kids backpacks.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on May 1, 2021 at 03:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s just nostalgia. It’s the same reason a... 726,713 Views / 1,346 Replies  
That’s just nostalgia. It’s the same reason a fancy new roller coaster is incredible and way better, but you’ll actually have more fun on the old shaky wooden classic. Or why some hipsters shave with...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 21, 2021 at 07:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it’s a stellar little grinder that does... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
Yes, it’s a stellar little grinder that does everything a non-professional really needs. Unless they’ve been bought out recently, Baratza was a smaller company out in the PNW somewhere that only...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 15, 2021 at 07:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah I’ve always gone for the 4-stroke Honda... 4,353 Views / 26 Replies  
Yeah I’ve always gone for the 4-stroke Honda stuff so a bit less maintenance. I dunno, my lawnmower is 10 years old and just started second pull today after the 6-month winter storage and I’ve never...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 14, 2021 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Being honest, I haven’t yet gotten on the... 4,353 Views / 26 Replies  
Being honest, I haven’t yet gotten on the bandwagon with electric power tools. Gas is still so much more powerful and no need to worry about charging batteries. You do need to do basic gas-motor...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well it’s legal here but I have no interest in... 3,831 Views / 22 Replies  
Well it’s legal here but I have no interest in growing for personal or resale use. But I will have a few thousand dollars of power equipment and probably double that in whatever bicycles I can stuff...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 12, 2021 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m loving the idea of a clear roof, but on... 3,831 Views / 22 Replies  
I’m loving the idea of a clear roof, but on second thought I get the feeling it might look a bit odd, particularly for a shed that might be packed full with stuff. I’d be able to look down from the...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 11, 2021 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like that idea, but can it be used in place of... 3,831 Views / 22 Replies  
I like that idea, but can it be used in place of paper and shingles? Will need to be pretty bug/rodentproof and also withstand rainstorms and snowstorms. I also have a couple decent size overhead...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 11, 2021 at 07:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Funny, I’m just planning the roof on this little... 3,831 Views / 22 Replies  
Funny, I’m just planning the roof on this little backyard shed I’m building. Was going to add a skylight but it’s probably too much hassle.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Apr 9, 2021 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you’re getting a grinder, just find a gently... 84,490 Views / 285 Replies  
If you’re getting a grinder, just find a gently used Baratza Encore and be done with it. Reasonably priced, very fixable, great product and company—it’s the gold standard for real grinders on a...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 25, 2021 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, great Atmos audio track. And killer 4K too. ... 3,915 Views / 15 Replies  
Yes, great Atmos audio track. And killer 4K too.

Another much more adult choice is A Quiet Place. Absolutely phenomenal use of Atmos.
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 23, 2021 at 11:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to say, super insanely cool, but also... 3,310 Views / 6 Replies  
I have to say, super insanely cool, but also highlighted why the 30-to-45-second commercial is a brilliant thing. Ashamed to admit I felt it could have used an editor! Lop one of those passes off and...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 18, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahhhh ok, got it. Kind of like the home theatre... 3,915 Views / 15 Replies  
Ahhhh ok, got it. Kind of like the home theatre virtualization some new sound bars are doing nowadays—basically scanning the room to beam sounds where possible.

I’m in the middle of adding...
Posted by ShortcutToMoncton, on Mar 18, 2021 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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