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AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

Pakistani Brad Pitt posted:

That seems insane. I'm guessing this is just someone confused that each audio device has it's own volume/balance settings? Don't take out your AirPods while watching porn if the laptop speakers are set to 100%....

Either that or its complete placebo aimed at golden cable audiophiles? Because poo poo, in the grifty world we live in, they are the juiciest target this side of right wing gofundmes

No, the balance 100% drifts. I've had it happen on several machines. One day you'll just be noticing that things sound weird and lopsided, open Sound Preferences, and WELP, it's all out of whack.

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abelwingnut
Dec 23, 2002



squirrelzipper posted:

If youíre running Windows 80% get something like a high end XPS? Theyíre real nice. Windows on Macs works but itís not optimal, particularly managing thermal profiles, and thereís a lot of really nice Win 10 laptops on the market. I say this as the owner of a i9 16Ē - if my use case was Windows I wouldnít buy a Mac.

E: saw your response, but still if youíre only using Mac OS 20% of the time VM it...itís not 2012 thereís a lot of really nice Windows laptops out with equal or better screens. Now Windows scaling isnít as good imo, but thatís an OS issue and if youíre using Windows 80% either way...

If youíre set on this get a MBP an Air isnít going to do what you want I donít think. Iím confused though if the machine is remoting in mostly why the need for Windows? I guess I donít understand your use case.

holy moly, you can set up os x as a vm on win 10? that does sound like the ticket.

basically, my situation is iím mostly a dba/developer using ms sql, hence all of the windows work. remoting in would be accessing a lot of my organizationís different servers that i need to manage. iíve always found managing different remote sessions far easier on windows, so another plus there. this could also be an outdated position. the os x portion would be for xcode, which iím going to have to start learning and using in the next few weeks.

so yea, need a bit of everything. but if i can run os x in a vm, that changes everything. iíll have to check that outóthanks.

if not, it seems like the mbp is more recommended per here. i guess i am failing to see why that is? the air seems quite powerful and could handle ssms and ssis ina dual boot situation. the specs seems to be there at least. i guess iím not envisioning properly the huge performance gulf between the similarly priced gen 10 i7 air with 16gb of ram and a gen 8 i5 mbp with 16gb of ram. obv the gen 10 mbp will likely perform far better, but theyíre also $500 more.

sorry if iím being a clod here and not seeing the obvious.

Shaocaholica
Oct 29, 2002

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AlternateAccount posted:

No, the balance 100% drifts. I've had it happen on several machines. One day you'll just be noticing that things sound weird and lopsided, open Sound Preferences, and WELP, it's all out of whack.

I guess if this can happen in the 2020 it probably will be a thing in 2030. Maybe not the same thing but something similarly trivial. Can't wait for 2030 dumb computer problems.

squirrelzipper
Nov 2, 2011



abelwingnut posted:

holy moly, you can set up os x as a vm on win 10? that does sound like the ticket.

basically, my situation is iím mostly a dba/developer using ms sql, hence all of the windows work. remoting in would be accessing a lot of my organizationís different servers that i need to manage. iíve always found managing different remote sessions far easier on windows, so another plus there. this could also be an outdated position. the os x portion would be for xcode, which iím going to have to start learning and using in the next few weeks.

so yea, need a bit of everything. but if i can run os x in a vm, that changes everything. iíll have to check that outóthanks.

if not, it seems like the mbp is more recommended per here. i guess i am failing to see why that is? the air seems quite powerful and could handle ssms and ssis ina dual boot situation. the specs seems to be there at least. i guess iím not envisioning properly the huge performance gulf between the similarly priced gen 10 i7 air with 16gb of ram and a gen 8 i5 mbp with 16gb of ram. obv the gen 10 mbp will likely perform far better, but theyíre also $500 more.

sorry if iím being a clod here and not seeing the obvious.

I think my concern anyway with the Air would be that Windows doesn't do thermal profiling very well on Mac hardware so I'd be concerned about fans and throttling but for your use that might not matter. And yeah, you can run Mac OS in a VM Ė I know folks who do it using Virtual Box, not sure if you can in VM ware I would assume so.

Quick google result seems to indicate you can do it with Catalina as well -- https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos...irtual-machine/

e; just noticed you want to use xcode, not a dev so I don't know but my understanding is it's pretty RAM thirsty so if you go the Mac OS VM route I'd get something with a lot of RAM.

squirrelzipper fucked around with this message at 19:49 on May 27, 2020

FCKGW
May 21, 2006

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I run MacOS Catalina in a VM on my XPS and it works well enough, be aware that there is no hardware acceleration so certain parts of the OS are very choppy.

Chris Knight
Jun 5, 2002

And I'm only saying this because I care.

There are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market today that are just as tasty as the real thing.



Fun Shoe

Shaocaholica posted:

Lol WTF does MacOS just randomly drift audio balance?

https://www.tunabellysoftware.com/balance_lock/

My doge, it was a bug in the Jaguar days http://news.e-scribe.com/255

https://support.apple.com/kb/TA22305?locale=en_US

I used to run "balanceD" just because of that.

Shaocaholica
Oct 29, 2002

Fig. 5E


Quick someone at Apple find the date on the original ticket.

"Closed. Will not fix."

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cowofwar
Jul 30, 2002



Holy poo poo that is Steve Jobs era bug.

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