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Everything posted by DrMacintosh

  1. No. While Apple certainly has the technology to do this, and have probably already tested it many times...that ability is not possible at this time. Even if it was, cracking open the boot loader for iOS is not the most elegant thing in the world.
  2. It seems that there are a few Apps that have had their hardware acceleration completely broken with macOS Big Sur. OpenGL basically does not work anymore.

    1. AluminiumTech


      Yeah GPU acceleration has gone out the window for me in many apps.

    2. DrMacintosh


      What made me post this is that I noticed that the Kindle App is very slow. Like VERY slow. Scrolling through what is essentially a hyperlinked PDF should not cause any performance issues, but it does. 

    3. James Evens

      James Evens

      Who needs OpenGL? You have Apple API (mental, metal or what ever they call there proprietary thing)!

  3. I admit. USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 only on Macs is absolutely atrocious. Can't watch a damn movie bc of retarded ass content protection and fucking shit adapters. 

    1. Schnoz


      My mom has a 2018 Macbook Pro 15" (yeah, the one with severe overheating issues) and I think that the dongles she carries around actually weigh more than the charger.

    2. James Evens

      James Evens

      1. Pirating is DRM free. Just saying.

      2. USB-C only sucks. Lenovo also screwed up this thinkpad even without USB-C: mini HDMI (seriosly mini, not fullsize), no RJ45

  4. Apple said it was up to Microsoft to allow something a easy as Bootcamp to run and be a marketable feature. You can’t reasonably market being able to VM Windows to millions of customers as a replacement to Bootcamp, bc it’s not.
  5. It's more like AMD and Apple are doing their own thing. Intel is irrelevant but that doesn't mean Apple and AMD are competing...bc they aren't really.
  6. Cars with 2FA and biometrics coming to a dealer near you! Slap TouchID on a key fob, give the key fob a secure enclave with multiple user profiles and wham, secure car. Downside is that you now need to charge your keys!
  7. There is an app for macOS, its actually built into the operating system but its not real time and it has very limited features. Open Wireless Diagnostics > Window > Scan In that window you will see your nearby networks and recommendations for what you set your wifi channels to for 2.4 and 5Ghz.
  8. https://egpu.io/forums/builds/lenovo-thinkpad-p52-quadro-p3200-8th6ch-gtx-1080-ti-32gbps-tb3-razer-core-v1-win10/
  9. Spent way too much on a couple of units for my Axis and Allies: War at Sea collection.
  10. USPS is overworked and underfunded. But their successful shipment numbers absolutely trounce FedEx and USPS combined even during this period of difficulty for them. USPS is the most reliable shipment service in the country and I see no reason why LTT should not utilize them for LTTstore.com
  11. My latest shipment of War at Sea ships


  12. One good thing I've noticed about macOS Big Sur. I no longer experience any delay with keyboard/trackpad responsiveness when opening my MacBook Pro from sleep. With Catalina sometimes it would be a second before my keyboard would accept input or my trackpad would start moving. Not anymore. Looks like the issues with the T2 (I'm assuming it was the cause) were fixed. 


    I've also gotten used to the UI decisions. I really like the maps app icon, but the iMovie icon is still hideous. Also the App Store is MUCH quicker with installing updates. 



  13. The Big Sur boot chime is amazing

  14. In short, no. There is no "macOS for ARM" and "macOS for x86." There is only macOS which is a universal binary.
  15. Some of you may remember a while ago when I said I needed to stop wasting money on little plastic boats?....Well, I didn't stop...



    This is USS Intrepid, aka CV-11. It's currently the biggest ship in my War at Sea collection. It's also the only Aircraft Carrier I have (and 1 of only 2 Carriers that can base 4 squadrons) 

    1. FloRolf


      May I ask how much you pay for a boat like this? 


      BTW you are holding the ruler wrong side up ;)


    2. DrMacintosh


      @FloRolf USS Intrepid here was $35. I also recently bought another ship which was $40



      The economical way to go about this game now that it’s out of print is to get 3D prints from fractions of the cost of the legit models. But I like to collect them so I pay these massive oof prices. 

  16. Don't listen to the mod. He's net very informed. The Mic in AirPods don't suck and you aren't SoL. When you're connecting your AirPods to your windows PC, you have to be sure that Windows is correctly identifying the AirPods and is connecting to them fully. I've experienced Windows only connecting part of the functionality of my AirPods and that's when quality becomes unusable. I recommend removing the device from Windows and then reconnecting them fresh. Then go to your audio devices and select AirPods as the output and the headset function of the AirPod
  17. Why is "instant wake" or whatever Apple is saying such a big selling point for Apple Silicon? The instant my MacBook Pro is open it's powered on and waiting for me to use TouchID. 

    1. Den-Fi


      For the same reason people move from SSDs to NVMe drives and think their computer boots up faster.

      The desire for literally any improvement. Even if you made it up in your head.

    2. ProjectBox153


      It would be a nice thing to have for someone like me with an older model. Sometimes my 2017 13" MacBook Pro takes 5-7 seconds before the keyboard lights up, and another second or two before the display comes on. Interestingly my older 2013 13" Retina comes on within about 2 seconds of opening the lid almost every time. 

  18. Do we know if M1 can utilize both its high performance and its efficiency cores simultaneously or does it have to switch? 

    Would be a good way to be able to easily increase performance next generation if the current M1 is locked like the old A10 Fusion. 

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    2. Letgomyleghoe


      wait what where is this setting on iphone.

    3. AluminiumTech


      @Letgomyleghoe There's no setting. It's built into the silicon at a hardware level. A10 Fusion has Performance Controller v1, A11 Bionic has Performance Controller v2, and A12 Bionic and future chips have Performance Controller v3.


      v2 and v3 support the same features but v3 is a bit more polished and cleaned up.


      Low Power mode on iPhones and iPads with A10 Bionic or newer forces the use of the Low Power cores.

    4. James Evens

      James Evens

      Apple might pull such a move as they could just force developer to specify which core the thread can/should use. For most other platform this is a nightmare as your scheduler would need to guess which core is the right one.

  19. M1 MBA still throttles


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    2. Blademaster91


      Of course throttling isn't as bad, the intel 2020 macbook air heatsink didn't even make contact with the CPU.

    3. Trik'Stari


      This kind of shit is why I don't buy laptops/notebooks/chromebooks etc.


      Every work laptop I've had, I automatically replaced the thermal paste with something worth using, because OEM thermal paste is just TRASH.


      HP, Dell, Lenovo, all of them use absolute trash thermal paste. I can't speak for Apple because no company I have worked for has been ignorant enough to use an Apple environment.

    4. Den-Fi


      It's called product segmentation.

  20. They don't. Mac's never go on sale from Apple.com, with the exception of "Back to School" promotions which usually include a small discount of about $100-$200 and a pair of wireless headphones such as AirPods. Other retailers, like BestBuy and Amazon have been known to have seasonal sales/flash sales where you can get a few hundred off the price of a new Mac. You can buy certified refurbished Macs from Apple a few months after a new product launches. Amazon and other retailers may offer "renewed" machines, but they are nothing like a genuine refurb which are usually in new con
  21. Apple Silicon does not support virtualization of x86. To me what this means is that any Mac that ships with Apple Silicon is not a computer. "What's a computer?" 🙄

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    2. Ashley xD

      Ashley xD

      there is no 1 computer for all usecases, you will always compromise. a macbook with 20h battery life will never have a top of the line graphics card and a super powerful pc will never be as portable as a macbook. 


      like, you have to either accept compromises or use multiple computers that meet all your uses.

    3. DrMacintosh


      Currently there is a computer for all of my use cases. It's called the 2020 16" MacBook Pro. That machine would be able to replace my desktop and my laptop. An Apple Silicon 16" MBP would not. 

    4. Ashley xD

      Ashley xD

      @DrMacintosh then buy one of those and stop complaining. 

  22. So ChromeBooks are more advanced than Apple Silicon Macs
  23. Oh, then these Macs really are dead to me. They are literally roided ChromeBooks
  24. Looks like M1 Macs are incapable of emulating OpenGL and I'm still waiting to see an M1 Mac running DX9-12 games under a Windows 10 VM.