Recent content by robvas

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    Oldest Macbook pro that can take current release OS?

    2015 and later MacBook 2013 and later MacBook Air 2013 and later MacBook Pro 2014 and later Mac mini 2014 and later iMac 2017 and later iMac Pro 2013 and later Mac Pro
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    Apple M1 SOC platform discussion

    The next chip they use in the 16” Pro and iMac is going to be nuts
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    Apple M1 SOC platform discussion

    Yea they run great. Compilation benchmarks: https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/yeah-apples-m1-macbook-pro-is-powerful-but-its-the-battery-life-that-will-blow-you-away/ Battery life is crazy, x86 seems to run just as fast or faster than native Drawbacks right now are support for only two...
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    CAT7 patchpanel

    CAT6A is a big thick beast, PITA to run and annoying to terminate. The spools are farking huge!
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    What to do with old 10/100 switches?

    Threw them away years ago...
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    Looking to go to 10gb at home; should I do multi-gig switch?

    Netgear and FS have 'cheap' 10GB switches You could pull armored fiber Are you going to need 10GB everywhere or just between a few machines?
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    MacBook Pro Keyboard Replacement

    Yea. I did it back in 2016 before they announced the service program. Bought another keyboard for parts on eBay. Very fragile mechanism.
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    MacBook Pro Keyboard Replacement

    I wouldn’t say it’s shitty - it’s done that way because of the thinness You CAN remove a key, clean the spot it’s in, and replace it along with the mechanism. I’ve done it. I’ve also pulled a car apart to replace some stupid part. But Apple doesn’t do it because it’s easier and faster for them...
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    I am still using my iPad 2 from 2014. Are people upgrading iPads?

    I upgrade when they get slow... iPad 3 in that case. Or when they break. Someone dropped my Mini 2, I was about to get a new one anyway. Got the current iPad on slickdeals from best buy, not sure how much but it was cheap.
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    MacBook Pro Keyboard Replacement

    You take your car to the dealer and they don't replace one part when it's inside the engine/trans...they pull it and put a whole new one in. Same thing.
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    MacBook or other Apple products that come with paid software

    They are just downloading it from a pirate site and installing it for you
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    iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. Let's Discuss

    Still have an 8, would like an X but I can wait until my upgrade next year...
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    Tell me about RPG programming

    Check out IT Jungle....not many younger people know the IBM systems so you can find some pretty good paying jobs if companies in your area are still using them.
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    New Macbook Air Incoming!

    I loved the old Air...but this screen is a little dim, only 2 USB-C ports... Ended up buying a 2017 Pro (non-Touchbar) for some light Mac stuff we have to do at work. Thought about the Air for a little bit though.
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    Cooling pad for MacBook Pro i9

    A cooling pad won't help you in any way.
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