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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#1721 Benbot

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:12 PM

Wouldn't you get more bang for your buck by investing in Windows machines instead?  I don't see how Macs would be superior for writing or even film editing.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:57 PM

This is going to be Apple's make it or break it event for me.  It's no secret my stuff is old and falling apart, so I'll be looking at what Apple has to offer when I upgrade next year.  Computer wise, I'm not looking for super powerful (I'm running a 2009 MBP, so, yeah).  Just enough to handle photos, media, and the internet. That isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg.

 

I'd like to see a new Mac Mini.  Since "user upgrades" are not a thing that Apple likes anymore, I'd like to see the base model / mid-range be both inexpensive and not something I immediately feel like I've got to max out the ram/SSD for.

 

I'd like to see a cheaper 13" Macbook.  Macbook Pro's are just too darned expensive for what I need, and the current 12" too small.  So, an Air replacement would be good.

 

I'd love to see a new iPad mini to replace my first gen.  The 2018 ipad looks nice, but I really like the iPad Mini's form factor.  Really, this would be my most "wish" from tomorrow's event.  If I have to go back to Windows, I can make it work, but I do love my iPad mini.

 

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:00 PM

Wouldn't you get more bang for your buck by investing in Windows machines instead?  I don't see how Macs would be superior for writing or even film editing.

They could, but Apple provides a singular source for hardware support and a wealth of software (that doesn't require thousands of dollars in licenses or yearly subscriptions).  I won't deny Apple stuff is more expensive than a comparable Windows device...but the eco system is superior compared to the hybrid Windows/Android that the low end occupies.

Further, Apple's long term support is better than Windows.  A device from 2012 is still compatible with the current OS.  Most Mac devices get anywhere from 5-7 years of valid support, you just don't know with Windows if the next weekly update will break something.

 

Windows 10 is the best Windows I've handled since XP...but it is FAR from as user friendly as a given Mac.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:58 AM

New iPad Pros are quite impressive.  If accurate, they have graphics capabilities on par with an Xbox One X, supposedly.  Look pretty solid, and the price to justify that. USB-C means it will finally work with about everything, so I think that is a boon to everyone.

 

Macbook Air is a significant update, but not nearly as cheap as rumored.  It is also all in on USB-C, but they are full featured Thunderbolt ports.  Reportedly better sound.  Specs aren't as impressive as I had hoped.  And given the age of the existing Air, anything is an update.

 

Mac mini....left me a bit cold.  The design and port selection are pretty solid.  But at that cost increase...I'm not sure it really justifies that, even by Apple standards.  I'm sure the Core i3 quad is a perfectly serviceable desktop processor...but it also means we're stuck with the paltry Intel GPU, which itself hasn't seen much of an update in almost 3 years.  Again, I was really hoping that with Apple's preference for AMD graphics cards, we might have gotten a modest Ryzen system in the $600 range.  Barring the return of user upgradable components (HA!), the usual "Apple premium" on increased RAM and storage are REALLY hard to justify.  By the time you get to just 16GB of RAM and more than 128 GB of storage...you're easily trending into iMac territory, where (right now) you at LEAST get a decent graphics chipset.

 

Guess mine will have to putter along for a while yet.  But I'm REALLY interested in a new iPad Pro to replace my aging Mini...



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 03:25 PM

New iPad Pros are quite impressive.  If accurate, they have graphics capabilities on par with an Xbox One X, supposedly.  Look pretty solid, and the price to justify that. USB-C means it will finally work with about everything, so I think that is a boon to everyone.

 

Macbook Air is a significant update, but not nearly as cheap as rumored.  It is also all in on USB-C, but they are full featured Thunderbolt ports.  Reportedly better sound.  Specs aren't as impressive as I had hoped.  And given the age of the existing Air, anything is an update.

 

Mac mini....left me a bit cold.  The design and port selection are pretty solid.  But at that cost increase...I'm not sure it really justifies that, even by Apple standards.  I'm sure the Core i3 quad is a perfectly serviceable desktop processor...but it also means we're stuck with the paltry Intel GPU, which itself hasn't seen much of an update in almost 3 years.  Again, I was really hoping that with Apple's preference for AMD graphics cards, we might have gotten a modest Ryzen system in the $600 range.  Barring the return of user upgradable components (HA!), the usual "Apple premium" on increased RAM and storage are REALLY hard to justify.  By the time you get to just 16GB of RAM and more than 128 GB of storage...you're easily trending into iMac territory, where (right now) you at LEAST get a decent graphics chipset.

 

Guess mine will have to putter along for a while yet.  But I'm REALLY interested in a new iPad Pro to replace my aging Mini...

 

Already bought my wife the new MacBook Air (Gold) 512, for our Anniversary/Christmas. Her current laptop is a hand-me-down 2009 Pro and was in dire need of updating since it's in the "no more official updates" range.

 

Once Photoshop is officially released I'll buy an iPad Pro. Started saving today. That beast is exactly what I need for work travel and weekend getaway,. Enough that I could do my work, but hopefully not enough that people will expect me to do a lot with it. As a WACOM user the new Pencil fixes the only complaints I had with the accessory (charging, storage, no modifier button) and I can't wait to ditch this 10 year old work hardware for real Photoshop on an screaming  product. All this said, in the meantime if they update the iPad Mini to a pro configuration, I'll have to take a serious look at that.

 

Wouldn't you get more bang for your buck by investing in Windows machines instead?  I don't see how Macs would be superior for writing or even film editing.

 

I feel like you've never had to edit a lot of video before. In 2005 we were hired to shoot a region commercial for Express Tax, but relatively the cheap. The budget included a custom built PC to edit the (then brand new) HD footage. The PC could barely scrub through the video and internet searches told us that we had run into some rare driver issue that didn't have a fix. We were in straight up panic mode. My boss drove to the  Store (keep in mind this is before the iPhone) and bough a new, base Mac Mini off the shelf. We brought it back to office and were laughed at by the Head of our Department because of how comically small compared to the machine we had spend $$$ building, but when we plugged it in and everything "just worked" it was Nirvana.

 

Because  uses specific, limited parts in their computers, it's much easier for them to make sure that the software and drivers are 100% compatible, meaning a streamlined workflow without crazy driver installation and bundled update processes like I just had to go through to get our Windows run DCP (Digital Cinema Package) Render machine online a couple weeks ago (the software is only available on PC). Windows 10 does fix a lot of problems, but it also added so much bloat to both the UI and system structure trying to integrate OneDrive. Teachers want something the kids will be able to use without much fuss and that just works, and it's the reason why  had such a foothold in education for so long. No one wants a machine that could just not start-up after an Windows Update (happened to me). It looks like those are going to be some Mac Minis with decently built out specs for editing stations (using already purchased KVMs) and a classroom set of iPads for the writing, blogging and rough edits the students have to do, as well as doubling as a 4K camera for kids without the ability to buy hardware of their own.

 

Edit: Sorry for all the  logos. I've got a keyboard replacement set up so anytime I type Apple it automatically changes it to .


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 30 October 2018 - 03:26 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:13 PM

Well, I guess there's no new iPad Mini coming.  I guess that means I'll replace mine with the 2018 regular ipad.  The "Pro" is a good piece of technology, but I'm not paying that much for an iPad. The regular 2018 will still be a massive upgrade over my first gen mini.

 

The Mac Mini's are nice, but I dunno.  I'm really torn between "small form factor & bad back" and "for the same $$$ you could get a PC that runs games." 

 

The Air was cool up until the price increase.  For that kind of money, aren't you just better off with a Macbook Pro? I was really hoping it'd hit the $999 mark (or cheaper as some had speculated). 

 

I really like Photos, Image Capture, Apple Trackpads and the way Macs handle fonts.  I don't know if I like them that much, though.

 

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:21 PM

Apple's 03/25/19 Services Event

 

 News+

 Card

 Arcade

 TV+

 

...and that sweet-ass Saul Bass-inspired intro.

 


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 25 March 2019 - 02:06 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:24 PM

Waiting for the price on the Arcade. News+ is tempting since I just picked up an 11" iPad Pro on Saturday.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 02:58 PM

Waiting for the price on the Arcade. News+ is tempting since I just picked up an 11" iPad Pro on Saturday.

 

I already pay $4.99 for two of my wife's digital magazines, so the $9.99 price is a no brainer for our family, but I'm really hoping we get an all encompassing service bundle with a discount in the Fall.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 06:13 PM

I'm disappointed the new Airpods aren't more of an upgrade. It wasn't really worth waiting a year for them, but oh well, I need them for my watch. I'll finally join the wireless community on Wednesday.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:46 PM

Welp. This past few months, we've added another iPad and another iPhone to the household, and after seeing what it's like when all four of them try to download a major OS update at the same exact time, I am now realizing that there's one big feature missing from iOS. Windows has a thing called Delivery Optimization, where you can allow one computer to download an update and then transmit it to other computers on the local network to save on bandwidth. For all Apple's emphasis on "ecosystem", I'm kind of surprised they haven't offered something like this.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:49 PM

They do, it's called plugging into a Mac :p



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Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:38 PM

I'm thinking of picking up a 3.0 6-core, 8GB, 256 SSD Mac Mini sometime in the next few months. I'd like to stick with the base model, with no upgrades.

 

Use case would be internet, music, media, and photo management / editing. Light photo editing. I might get into shooting RAW at some point, I might not. I don't know.  I definitely won't be using PS or Lightroom (don't like either). Probably just Photos or maybe something like DigiKam. Maybe GIMP.

 

The only 3D stuff would maybe be Lego Digital Designer, which runs fine on my 10 year old MBP, so I'm not sure whether that would be a problem or not.

 

Essentially I'm looking for something to replace my MBP for the next few years (and get off El Cap) . I need 2 years out of it, minimum. 3 years would be great. 4 years would be - well, I'd probably need to upgrade by that point anyway, so, eh. 

 

Think it'd work? Or do I need the 16 GB RAM?

 

~Marduk (I'm using 8 GB now and never get near that even with FF, Photos, and iTunes running at the same time)



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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:47 PM

I have never wished for less RAM in a computer.


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:20 PM

I have never wished for less RAM in a computer.

 

Oh no doubt.  It's completely against everything I've ever thought about computers.

 

It's just. I dunno.  I look at Activity Monitor during my normal use and it's never above 4GB - on an old MBP, but still - and I just wonder if 8 would work given Apple's RAM prices (since it's working just fine now). 

 

I'm looking at it like, is it worth the extra $200 when I may end up replacing the mini 2 or 3 years from now?

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:28 PM

So apparently this year's iPhone is going to be so disappointing everyone has just moved on to the 2020 revision.  I miss the days Apple was the leader and there was always something to be excited about.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:56 AM

Dont sleep on the Apple Pencil, even if you arent an artist. I found out my Remote Desktop app that I use for work has special support for the pencil (including a double tap gesture for the second edition) so I picked it up.

Major improvement.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:27 PM

Alright, tech support question if anyone is willing to help.

 

A little old lady currently has an older model Ipad, which was working fine till a few hours ago. NOW it's telling her "not set up". I think it might have reset itself to factory. Can it be restored from itself: because I can pretty much guarantee there are no cloud saved backups.


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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:51 PM

No, I don't think so.

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 10:32 AM

I have a 2012 iMac that has always worked like a champ. A few days ago it started loading web pages slowly. Yesterday it stopped loading them at all. I can get one or two right after rebooting and then it stops again. I cant load the App Store to try a different browser. Is this what the end of life looks like on a Mac? My iPad and my wifes laptop use the WiFi just fine. It is like the WiFi antenna just quit or something.

We did sign up for extended iCloud a few days ago and meant it to only do our phones. I noticed last night that my iMac was trying to do it too. So I thought that was the problem until I managed to sign out of iCloud and the problem didnt go away.



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