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Ashley MLP Fangirl

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  1. i've ditched Chrome like a month ago now, I'm now using Firefox on Windows and Safari on Mac exclusively. it's been nice.
  2. why does the forum load 2 tracking networks? I understand google analytics but the other 2? why?

     

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    2. Lurick

      Lurick

      doubleclick is google ads but I'm not sure about linksynergy, not seen that before.

    3. lewdicrous

      lewdicrous

      Ads.

      Doubleclick was acquired by Google, not sure about linksynergy.

       

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    4. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      google seems to point to rakuten link sharing and affiliate linking

  3. Ashley MLP Fangirl

    ugh why does YouTube 720p look so ass? on my Ma…

    it's 16:10, the viewport is exactly 1280x720 I just have black bars
  4. ugh why does YouTube 720p look so ass? on my MacBook which has a 1280x800 screen, so 720p content is native to the screen, it looks like crap compared to setting it to 1080p... why am I forced to use more cpu power on something that shouldn't make any difference?

    1. King of Memes

      King of Memes

      1 minute ago, Ashley MLP Fangirl said:

      ugh why does YouTube 720p look so ass? on my MacBook which has a 1280x800 screen, so 720p content is native to the screen, it looks like crap compared to setting it to 1080p... why am I forced to use more cpu power on something that shouldn't make any difference?

      maybe because 1280x800 is slightly bigger than 1280x720

    2. Ashley MLP Fangirl

      Ashley MLP Fangirl

      2 minutes ago, King of Memes said:

      maybe because 1280x800 is slightly bigger than 1280x720

      it's 16:10, the viewport is exactly 1280x720 I just have black bars

    3. King of Memes

      King of Memes

      Just now, Ashley MLP Fangirl said:

      it's 16:10, the viewport is exactly 1280x720 I just have black bars

      oh, whoops, right

  5. Ashley MLP Fangirl

    With the announcement that Discord for iOS is g…

    Apple is merely enforcing a guideline it's always had. if you must use nsfw channels on iOS you could just run it in Safari.
  6. is the app open source? if not then you have no idea what it's really doing.
  7. since you are so picky, i'd go to a large electronics store that sells displays and just compare them in the store if they have them on display...
  8. you realize a huge part of Apple's appeal is their respect for the privacy of their users? it would be a huge blow if they simply allow government apps to track location data.
  9. well you can make a recommendation for that hardware. since OP has low ram, a distro that's light on ram would be best here, like Xubuntu.
  10. Ashley MLP Fangirl

    in todays episode of poorly aged things:

    you'd have to compare to a similarly priced laptop. comparing to a desktop isn't fair since there is no custom board, screen etc included in that cost.
  11. welcome to android. android phone makers have been pushing mid range cpu's on consumers for a long time now.
  12. Ashley MLP Fangirl

    in todays episode of poorly aged things:

    comparing a laptop that uses like 40w at most to a desktop that has a power limit of hundreds of watts is not fair. you have to compare products to their direct competitors. the video was about raw performance.
  13. my guess is that this will be happening more often, especially with smaller manufacturers like google. they simply don't have the volume to justify getting the chips, like Apple does.
  14. i own a GTX 690 as well and i'll save you the trouble, it doesn't work and never will work properly in linux due to linux not having SLI support. dualboot Windows for your games or just go back to Windows. it'll be better on that hardware.
  15. in todays episode of poorly aged things:

     

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    2. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      8 hours ago, Ashley MLP Fangirl said:

      1. comparing a laptop that uses like 40w at most to a desktop that has a power limit of hundreds of watts is not fair. you have to compare products to their direct competitors.

      2. the video was about raw performance.

      1. I can agree with you to a point, but it's not entirely off comparison as the same unit of measurement is being used for both. Objectively it's a true comparison to say a Ferrari is faster than a grand caravan, even if that comparison isn't apples to apples. purposes are very different there, but with apple vs pc, they both advertise being better than the other as a computer, so I think it is a fair comparison in some regards, though not a very useful one. To your point of direct competitors, I think it's important to go based off price, not just the class of product assigned by the company. If Apple is going to price a low power laptop the same as a medium to high powered desktop, then they can expect to be compared in that ring. Price is king.

      2. My post was honestly more of a joking comment. While advertising and price can lead apple to be compared to a does-it-all medium pc, apple does cater more towards creatives and also includes a swath of features accordingly, so that falls in the cost as well. Many will add MAC OS included as part of the cost, but as Windows comes included as part of most prebuilt pcs, I consider those to cancel each other out and leave that to preference. To each their own. 

    3. Ashley MLP Fangirl

      Ashley MLP Fangirl

      1 hour ago, Jtalk4456 said:

      To your point of direct competitors, I think it's important to go based off price, not just the class of product assigned by the company. If Apple is going to price a low power laptop the same as a medium to high powered desktop, then they can expect to be compared in that ring. Price is king.

      you'd have to compare to a similarly priced laptop. comparing to a desktop isn't fair since there is no custom board, screen etc included in that cost.

    4. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      16 minutes ago, Ashley MLP Fangirl said:

      you'd have to compare to a similarly priced laptop. comparing to a desktop isn't fair since there is no custom board, screen etc included in that cost.

      That's fair though my same point remains. Regardless of where you believe the value lies, Apple is more expensive on a hardware basis.

  16. i'm actually kinda impressed with the gaming abilities of my 2012 MBP... it runs Leage of Legends at medium settings very well. 

     

    for a laptop with a dualcore cpu and integrated graphics that's not bad in my opinion 

  17. Ashley MLP Fangirl

    ok i've heard a few times that i have waaaay to…

    enlighten me...
  18. ok i've heard a few times that i have waaaay too many apps in my Dock, but to me it's not that crazy... 

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    from left to right:

    • Finder
    • Facetime
    • Spotify
    • Whatsapp
    • Discord Canary
    • Chrome Canary
    • Pages
    • Numbers
    • Keynote
    • Visual Studio Code
    • iMovie
    • Calendar
    • Notes
    • Photos
    • System Preferences
    • Launchpad
    • App Store
    • Messages
    • Mail
    • Twitter
    • Firefox Nightly
    • Safari Technical Preview
    • Siri
    • Voice Recorder
    • Activity Monitor
    • Terminal
    • Trash

    i mean yeah it's a long list but i use all of these apps frequently.... 

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    2. Murasaki

      Murasaki

      Looks fine to me really. Guess some don't do as much on their machines.

    3. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      not enough...

    4. Energycore

      Energycore

      6 hours ago, Ashley MLP Fangirl said:

      too many apps in my Dock,

      I think you mean "shortcuts in my Task Bar"

  19. ok so I did an experiment, I put the ssd and ram from my 15" MBP in my 13", did a fresh Catalina install and now it's running a whole lot better. it still doesn't like being left alone for a while, it'll start running slow on any task running, like the screensaver for example will start stuttering. but all the instability and stuttering while navigating the OS is gone. 

  20. earlier versions of it were actually fine for me, 10.15.4 it got bad and only worse from there
  21. i use sleep/hibernate all the time, i don't wanna reopen my shit everytime i boot it up lol
  22. i did a fresh install numerous times. it's ok on other OS's so i'm guessing my hardware is fine...
  23. but be honest, those computers would be better off with an older lighter OS. like, yeah, my 2012 13" unibody MBP running Catalina is usable, but it lags and stutters on basically all desktop animations, booting takes ages, the cpu is constantly under relatively high load... and mind you it's not stock. it has an ssd and double the ram it had when it was new. i can't imagine running Catalina with only 4gb of ram and a spinning disk...
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