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In Episode 302 of GCR Join SCP21 and TFG1Mike as they discuss tech stuff plus movie and tv mashups!!! As always we want to UNLEASH THE GEEK IN YOU!!
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Mike “TFG1” Blanchard
Steve “Megatron” Phillips
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Those mashups sound like a lot of fun. They remind me of Garbage Pail Kids, but for pop culture. I would love to hear your ideas for others.
Mike, my wife and I can’t get enough true crime either. Forensic Files is one of our favorites. They were all on Netflix or Hulu and we watched them all.
Steve, your Mac should not be noisy and constantly crashing. I’ve been a Mac user for almost 20 years and I have never had those issues. I’d say you have some software issue or your system is strained on resources for what you’re trying to do. I used my old MacBook Pro for over ten years and only upgraded when I couldn’t install the latest MS Office on it, as I use my home machine for work sometimes. Still, I handed it down to my niece and she uses it because it’s an Intel Core i5 and it works well for everything else. I put an SSD in it years ago, which gave it new life. If you have an older Mac with a hard drive, those were often 5400 RPM, so they will be slow. My buddy is a graphics designer who has used Windows for years and in his latest job they have had him using Mac and even his ten year-old Mac was running circles around his Windows machine, and he bought high spec machines for his work. He is sold on Macs. Use what you like, but I’m surprised you are having those issues. It’s not common. I work with other Mac owners/users and your experience is not the norm at all. I have an old Acer with an Intel i5 I’m working on and it’s so slow I want to stomp on it. It only has 4 GB of RAM and a bunch of Acer software on it I need to uninstall. Maybe that will speed it up. As for the ports, yeah, Macs were like that but the newer models brought back more ports for peripherals. Thank goodness!
My work mac was $2900 in June of 2019. It is a MacBook Pro and apparently this style of them had a cooling issue and their keys with the touch had issues too. The newer ones the team has here lacks that issue. But also we use them and I have 3 USB C multi-use dongles attached to it just to do my normal job. All accessories we need too because it lacks proper ports on the device. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a Mac guy, PC for me 100%. But I most the time don’t have issue but my Windows desktop I built runs circles around this thing. Everyone I work with has issues with this model of Mac too until they got the 2022 versions and they’ve had no issues and they’re quiet and run great. I just am not up for an upgrade for another 2 years. When I am, I am getting a PC though as I prefer them and there is a lot we have to do with a ProMax server and the Macs won’t connect well and the Windows Machines do. I get Dell laptops or ASUS to alleviate the bloatware but I need the ports lol. But regardless to each their own on devices but I prefer Windows over Mac. Especially what I do I can find free software to fix a need in a quick amount of time. I’ve gotten used to using a Mac but it’s not what I’d like to use. For what I do a Windows machine is just fine. I don’t do video editing, etc. I play in audio and websites, documents, some imaging, etc.
As for the mashups, it could be a fun topic later. I laughed at some this creator had done up in photoshop.