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About captain_to_fire

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    Now what?
  • Birthday September 20

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    Med student

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  1. Does it mean everyone should send their thoughts and prayers to Ken Ham and his rain damaged Ark Encounter? 😄😄



    The owner of the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky has sued its insurers for refusing to cover rain damage.


  2. To anyone thinking that Apple's new material for the 2019 MacBook Pro would fix the failing butterfly key switches, it won't. 

    The only solution is to go back to what works well: scissor switches. 

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    2. AluminiumTech


      For me, typing on a 2016 or newer MacBook keyboard is just incredibly unpleasant/borderline painful between all that noise and also the ridiculously bad key travel. I really can't see how anybody would willingly use one every single day.


      Even a $200/$300 Acer 15" celeron laptop has a better keyboard than the butterfly keyswitches imho.

    3. captain_to_fire


      @AluminiumTech I agree. I once used a classmate's 2017 MacBook Pro and typing on it makes me second guess myself because of its pathetically shallow key travel. 

    4. DrMacintosh


      @AluminiumTech The 2016 MacBook I have right now is the only MacBook I’ve ever owned or have really used. 


      Ive got very dainty fingers, and I don’t really understand the hate about the key travel. Keep in mind that I use a G610 Orion with MX Brown switches and I have no problem going between the two keyboards. 

  3. captain_to_fire

    Moderators on the forum

    The one I was watching wasn’t even a family vlog with children but rather I was watching a political commentary video. Who would’ve thought that pedophiles and incels also lurk in the comment section of political videos? But nonetheless I thing the community guidelines in YT comments is a way to deter trolls and hopes in building comments that are civil, but it’s a tall order to do despite Google’s machine learning implementations.
  4. OLED on a laptop? How about no! Unless someone wants dead pixels and screen burn in because of the persistent dock or taskbar at the bottom after two years of use? There’s no need to switch to short-lived OLED to achieve 120Hz variable refresh rate as demonstrated by the iPad Pro which uses IPS LCD. 


    1. Dan Castellaneta

      Dan Castellaneta

      I mean no matter what route Apple goes for, people'll bitch about it.

    2. captain_to_fire


      I’m hoping they don’t. Tbh the only advantage I can see with OLED is higher contrast, true blacks and thinner displays but that’s about it. When it comes to longevity, IPS LCD takes it. 

    3. lewdicrous


      Apple and longevity? The butterfly keyboards would like to have a talk with you. /s


      I wouldn't be surprised if they actually did it; thin, light and expensive is their thing.

  5. captain_to_fire

    Moderators on the forum

    So YouTube comments has mods now?
  6. captain_to_fire

    Zero day exploit in windows 10 1903

    I wonder if Windows 10’s built in mitigations can lower chances of being exploited like enabling Force ASLR and HVCI. I’m guessing the exploit was carried out using default, out of the box settings.
  7. Who would’ve thought that the iOS 12.3 contains Easter Eggs like this one: showing the status of the warranty period. @DrMacintosh


    1. AluminiumTech
    2. captain_to_fire


      It shows my warranty coverage. Prior to iOS 12.3 it doesn’t. 

    3. AluminiumTech


      How's that an Easter egg tho?

  8. captain_to_fire

    What song are you listening to right now.

    Imo, Pop music from early 2000s sounds so much better than what’s available in 2011-2018.
  9. IMO: When it's summer and the weather is way too uncomfortable like mine (35°C, 84% relative humidity), always remember that "no pants are the best pants"☀️

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    2. ARikozuM


      Speedos: I want to be naked, but I'm self-conscious. 

    3. Dan Castellaneta

      Dan Castellaneta

      Nah, that’s jockstraps.

    4. ARikozuM


      C-strings for men...


      Even I'm too scared to look that up. 

  10. I don’t know if Jony Ive got the memo that the design itself is inherently flawed or their design team is experiencing cognitive dissonance at best with the criticisms of their butterfly keyboard design. I have yet to read any reports of any laptop keyboards failing because it’s a scissor switch. What’s odd is that with their iMac line, they’re using scissor switches for the bundled keyboard.
  11. ...And Apple quietly updated the MacBook Pro line by adding an 8-core version for the touchbar 13" and 15" MacBook Pro...


    Pricing and Availability
    Starting at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro are available today through apple.com, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.



    How can they cool it off though?

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    2. LukeSavenije


      by trottling it to atom level

    3. DrMacintosh


      For clarification 13” models are still quad cores. They just are updated to the latest gen and have higher clocks. Also new keyboards. 

    4. captain_to_fire



      Also new keyboards

      It’s still the fragile butterfly keyboard.  ⌨️  🔨 


      By thermal throttling it to the nth degree.

      Que Pena Apple laptops 🙄

  12. Near lethal levels of coffee 😵

  13. captain_to_fire

    Moderators on the forum

    Then you gotta be more specific.
  14. captain_to_fire

    Moderators on the forum

    Two things that came to my mind upon readings @Tog Driver‘s post, he’s either trying to smoke pot or trying to get laid.