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Oh stop the FUD already. It obvious that the... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
Oh stop the FUD already. It obvious that the majority doesn’t buy this bullish!t.
They voted for Boris because he will deliver Brexit.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Get over it. The majority has spoke. You... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
Get over it. The majority has spoke.

You can always move to Scotland and hope they’d be stupid enough to secede and then re-join the EU.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 13, 2019 at 05:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah. Well, yes, perhaps your grind was too... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Ah.

Well, yes, perhaps your grind was too fine for a drip, and hence, the flow rate was too slow.
A little coarser might be something you could try.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 9, 2019 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, the main difference is that the trains in... 479 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, the main difference is that the trains in England run on the "wrong" side ;-)

I don't think there will be any big difference between England and Continental Europe.

One of the things to...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 9, 2019 at 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, same actress. The gin company is owned... 315 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, same actress.

The gin company is owned by actor Ryan Reynolds.
Brilliant ad.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 9, 2019 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And there *are* people that even like Folgers. ... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
And there *are* people that even like Folgers.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not really, because the “exposure” time is... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Not really, because the “exposure” time is longer.
In the French Press, you let it steep, and you stir.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don’t buy the cheap stuff. Melitta invented... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Don’t buy the cheap stuff.
Melitta invented coffee filters, they are very good.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 05:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The grind size is important. It dictates the... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
The grind size is important.
It dictates the time of exposure of water to the grind.

That’s why a coarse grind is fine for French Press, but you need finer for drip coffee.
Too fine, and the...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, if you go through a lot, buying it ... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Yeah, if you go through a lot, buying it pre-ground is fine, as long as it was recently done.
Good beans and roast is a bonus, if good coffee is valued.

Try local Chicago roasters...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, those stove top coffee makers are pretty... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Yeah, those stove top coffee makers are pretty good.
Will give you a strong coffee more close to an espresso, and more forgiving in terms of grind quality than a espresso machine.
Extraction is...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This also depends on your brewing method. ... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
This also depends on your brewing method.

If you use a French press (most forgiving on grind quality), freshly ground will be more important than good quality grind.
For drip, it might be a a...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s basically it. Pack only what you are... 479 Views / 15 Replies  
That’s basically it.

Pack only what you are able to move yourself, w/o the help of luggage carts. Carts might or might not be available, and once you board the train, you would have to lug your...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Freshly ground beans is the single most impactful... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Freshly ground beans is the single most impactful change someone can make to better their coffee.

Obviously, there are multiple steps one can take.
Every step improves the quality of the...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t really care about texture in the context... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
I don’t really care about texture in the context of coffee.
I think don’t like the taste of the higher fat content of cream.

Whole milk is just right for me, 2% feels a little thin.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 7, 2019 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Doesn’t matter. Any time you hit a cop car, it’s... 62,974 Views / 481 Replies  
Doesn’t matter. Any time you hit a cop car, it’s going to be your fault.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 7, 2019 at 01:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Good stuff, and recently roasted. Plus a... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
Good stuff, and recently roasted.

Plus a good burr grinder.
(rule of thumb: spend more on the grinder than the espresso machine.)

That’s the only way to go for a good espresso.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 7, 2019 at 01:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
First and foremost, f$&@ cream or half and half. ... 1,106 Views / 53 Replies  
First and foremost, f$&@ cream or half and half.
I only use whole milk, or 2% in a pinch.

Second, for regular coffee (i.e. not espresso), I use about 10% milk / 90% coffee.

For espresso,...
Posted by turtle777, on Dec 5, 2019 at 04:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Only Tesla fanbois. But these guys already... 158,783 Views / 985 Replies  
Only Tesla fanbois.

But these guys already own three Teslas. Hardly the bunch of customers that will provide the future growth needed to justify these lofty stock valuations.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 23, 2019 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's a long list. -t 870 Views / 3 Replies  
That's a long list.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 23, 2019 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Step 1: Design a piece of shit Step 2: Manage... 158,783 Views / 985 Replies  
Step 1: Design a piece of shit
Step 2: Manage expectations ("not for everyone")
Step 3: ???
Step 4: PROFIT!!!1!1!oneone

Problem is, Tesla hasn't figured out Step 3.
They can't even...
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 23, 2019 at 10:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What a f$&@ing joke. It will never go in mass... 158,783 Views / 985 Replies  
What a f$&@ing joke. It will never go in mass production.

Peak Tesla.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 22, 2019 at 10:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Settlers of Catan Ticket to Ride Carcassonne ... 913 Views / 3 Replies  
Settlers of Catan
Ticket to Ride
Carcassonne
7 Wonders
Lux DLX (Risk)

Just to make a few that I like a lot.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 20, 2019 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder if Apple will offer dedicated summer and... 54,709 Views / 345 Replies  
I wonder if Apple will offer dedicated summer and winter wheels for the new Mac Pro.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 12, 2019 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iOS 13 They someone take Apple’s entire QA... 17,547 Views / 101 Replies  
iOS 13

They someone take Apple’s entire QA department behind the shed ?

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 9, 2019 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Carplay is another example of constant screw ups.... 2,501 Views / 10 Replies  
Carplay is another example of constant screw ups.

iOS 12: car controls for seek forward / seek back will jump ahead / back 30 seconds in podcast players.
Worked consistently in all 12.x releases...
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 9, 2019 at 01:47 PM, in iOS Apps
Here is another one. HomePod introduced... 2,501 Views / 10 Replies  
Here is another one.

HomePod introduced radio stations with iOS 13. It was one of the few features hat actually worked.

"Hey Siri, play Groove Salad" correctly played the internet radio station...
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 3, 2019 at 10:37 AM, in iOS Apps
Yeah, I held off updating my iPad until 13.2.1. ... 2,501 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah, I held off updating my iPad until 13.2.1.

F$&@. It’s near damn useless with the aggressive RAM purging and app restarts.

:mad:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 1, 2019 at 04:52 PM, in iOS Apps
iOS is a dumpster fire. Even at 13.2.1,... 2,501 Views / 10 Replies  
iOS is a dumpster fire.

Even at 13.2.1, things are broken.
Emails not loading, Mobile Safari not able to load pages, calls being dropped etc.

WTF, Apple. :brick:

When is this crappy QA...
Posted by turtle777, on Nov 1, 2019 at 02:32 PM, in iOS Apps
Yeah, I don't think the EU (more specifically... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
Yeah, I don't think the EU (more specifically France) is interested in granting a general extension.
They seem to be fed up with Britain, and they don't want a remaining Britain to throw monkey...
Posted by turtle777, on Oct 21, 2019 at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's a political correct way of saying #$&@ off. ... 4,754 Views / 73 Replies  
It's a political correct way of saying #$&@ off.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Oct 17, 2019 at 06:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I didn’t even know vsco girls were a thing.... 17,547 Views / 101 Replies  
I didn’t even know vsco girls were a thing. :confused:

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Oct 2, 2019 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
hard to tell from the pics, but to me, this... 158,783 Views / 985 Replies  
hard to tell from the pics, but to me, this doesn’t look like a fresh “wound”.

The brownish areas, is this onset of rust ?

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Sep 25, 2019 at 09:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Because the EU doesn’t negotiate in good faith. ... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
Because the EU doesn’t negotiate in good faith.
You can’t “settle” these things beforehand.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Sep 4, 2019 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Most people don’t get it: joining the EU is like... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
Most people don’t get it: joining the EU is like joining the mafia - they will never let you go without making you pay. Forget the dream of a graceful exit, the EU won’t allow it.

Boris gets it,...
Posted by turtle777, on Sep 4, 2019 at 02:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol: You do understand how democracies work... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
:lol:

You do understand how democracies work ?!?

More than half are pro-Brexit. End of game. Thanks for playing.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Let’s just get Brexit over with, so everyone can... 5,920 Views / 88 Replies  
Let’s just get Brexit over with, so everyone can move on.

Also, it won’t be as bad as the politicians say.
They always lie, especially when they want to protect the status quo.

The UK is...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 30, 2019 at 06:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have seen that in Mexico and some European... 7,605 Views / 15 Replies  
I have seen that in Mexico and some European countries.

It’s unthinkable in the US.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I too got a higher credit limit than I expected. ... 4,145 Views / 6 Replies  
I too got a higher credit limit than I expected.
It’s the highest I had gotten for any initial card sign up.

Well, not going to use it much, but the additional credit limit is good because it...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Signed up (https://www.apple.com/apple-card/)... 4,145 Views / 6 Replies  
Signed up (https://www.apple.com/apple-card/) about a week ago ("Notify me"), and got an invitation email a few days later.

You are right that 2% can be had on other cards. I like the security...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 16, 2019 at 01:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple Card 4,145 Views / 6 Replies  
Ok, got it.

+ easy & hassle free signup (took only 2 minutes)
+ nice details on spending
+ 2% spending on Apple Pay purchase

- No access to spending data (download as CSV or any other format...
Posted by turtle777, on Aug 15, 2019 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Seriously ? :err: If I wasn’t there... 5,588 Views / 50 Replies  
Seriously ? :err:

If I wasn’t there personally, then the account is discounted and worthless ?

Well, scratch everything that goes for journalism these days. These guys were never there either. ...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 15, 2019 at 11:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
With all respect, none of these idiots (authors)... 5,588 Views / 50 Replies  
With all respect, none of these idiots (authors) were ever in a concentration camp.
My grandfather has.

They are entitled to their opinion, but they are wrong.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 15, 2019 at 02:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There seem to be quite a difference between the... 3,203 Views / 37 Replies  
There seem to be quite a difference between the ACA offerings between the States.
Where some States offer ok plans, others don’t offer any choices, and crappy plans with very high deductibles ($5000...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 05:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
May I remind you that Obama had the majority in... 3,203 Views / 37 Replies  
May I remind you that Obama had the majority in the House AND the Senate.
Just as Trump.
They both weren’t interested in fixing things.

Blaming it on the other party is bullish!t.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Only if you believe the propaganda. See,... 5,588 Views / 50 Replies  
Only if you believe the propaganda.

See, it’s not a concentration camp if you can turn around and walk away from it.

As someone who had family in real Nazi concentration camps, I’d find it...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 11:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:rolleyes: Right, that guy has done nothing... 24,074 Views / 279 Replies  
:rolleyes:

Right, that guy has done nothing wrong.

See, this is the problem - people not seeing their own shortcomings, and then blaming others for racism.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 14, 2019 at 02:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Can you read ? I said BOTH acted like... 24,074 Views / 279 Replies  
Can you read ?

I said BOTH acted like idiots. Both made mistakes.
It’s not ONE SIDED as you try to portray it.

-t
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 05:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You do understand that ACA is not giving people... 3,203 Views / 37 Replies  
You do understand that ACA is not giving people insurance in any meaningful way.
People were duped, and drank the cool aid.

The high deductibles essentially make people pay insurance premiums for...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So basically, you agree with me. You merely... 24,074 Views / 279 Replies  
So basically, you agree with me. You merely explained *why*, regardless of the facts of what happened today, it’s teh white wacists fault.

And by that, we are allowing people today to act like...
Posted by turtle777, on Jul 13, 2019 at 04:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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