So, I had a brand-new 13-inch MacBook Pro that I accidentally spilled water on the keyboard of in April 2016 and while it would still turn on, it wouldn’t do anything. I took it to a great Apple Care place in Sacramento that I’ve taken my various Macs to for like 15 years, but they said that there wasn’t anything they could do with it and they didn’t want to charge me for something that they almost certainly couldn’t salvage.
I went back to an older laptop and my iPad for a couple months until I bought another new MacBook Pro that I’ve thankfully kept far away from disaster. I didn’t get rid of the damaged MacBook, though. I put it in a closet and, then, when I moved to Los Angeles, I put it in our storage unit for nearly a year. When I moved recently and emptied the storage unit, I came across the damaged MacBook but didn’t think anything of it. A few days ago, I wanted to see if I was able to turn it on even though it’s been sitting in a storage unit – and not even in a box, for some reason – for the past year. I was just curious if it still started up, and it did. Then I decided to see if there was any way to salvage anything from it since the damaged MacBook had a lot of files that I wasn’t able to back up before it died.
Anyway, for some strange reason, not only was I able to turn the damaged MacBook on and not only was I able to get the files off of it, but it now works completely fine! I mean, it works just like my other laptop, except it’s actually probably a little quicker because the “damaged” one was a more powerful model. I feel like it’s going to remember that it’s broken eventually, but it seems like a brand-new laptop instead of one that I spilled water on and then left out of a box in a dusty storage unit for a year.
I don’t know why I’m sharing this story randomly. I’m either that bored or that lonely. Possibly both. But, hey, now I can get annoyed by dumb questions while checking Tumblr on two computers simultaneously!
Could you please make a part 2 to the scenario where you hit them in an argument, and make them make up please? Also I'm glad you're back 💕☺️
thank you, I’m glad to be back! ^^~
You walked silently down
the street, not sure exactly where you were going. Your mind was racing, your
heart was stinging, and your eyes were burning with tears.
Did he not know how much
you loved him?
You and Jimin had been
together for a year, and naturally, arguments rose every now and then, but each
time, they ended almost as quickly as they begun, and soon you were in his arms
again. This time was different. You hadn’t seen his face or heard his voice in
two days. After you came back to the apartment from getting fresh air, prepared
to talk to Jimin, you were surprised to find he wasn’t there. You sighed, sat
on the couch, and waited for him to return. Only he never did.
You knew you were wrong.
You shouldn’t have hit him—but hearing him call you a slut hurt you in the
worst way. It replayed in your mind over and over again, making your gut twist
in disgust. Could you not have a friend of the opposite sex without Jimin’s
jealousy popping up?
You stopped your walk
when your phone began to buzz in your pocket. Like always, you hoped it was
Jimin. Of course it wasn’t.
“You look sad,” you heard
the voice of your friend Dean say through the phone. You chuckled.
“You mean I sound sad?”
“No—well, you sound
pretty sad, too—but turn around.”
You turned around and saw
him standing there, a huge, contagious smile on his face. Suddenly,
unexpectedly, you began to cry,
“Wh—hey, hey, why are you
crying? Did I do something?”
“No, it’s not you… Jimin
“Did you guys break up?”
“I don’t know… I’m sorry,
how are you? I don’t want to just talk
to about me-”
“No, no, let’s figure
this out. You look way too sad for me to not say something. What happened?”
He began to walk
alongside you as you tried to calm yourself down from crying. “That picture of
us that I posted… he got so jealous. He called me a slut, so I slapped him.”
“He called you a slut?”
He asked incredulously. You nodded. “And you slapped him?” Another nod. He
shook his head. “I’m assuming you two haven’t talked since?”
“That was two days ago. I
stormed out of the apartment, and when I came back, he was gone.”
Dean nodded. “Well,
Jimin’s gotta trust you. He clearly doesn’t know that I’m in a relationship
with someone else, right?”
“No, he doesn’t. Even if
he did, he would still be upset.”
“I get that, but you love
“I love him more than I
“He should know that. He
should trust you, and know that your love for him overpowers any friendship you
have with any guy.”
You groaned in
frustration. “How am I supposed to let him know that? I can’t force him to see
that I would never cheat on him. His jealousy is just so overwhelming.”
Dean smiled. “You get
pretty jealous, too.”
“I do not.”
“You do! ‘Ugh, do you see
all of these girls on Twitter saying all of this stuff to Jimin? It’s
disgusting. Do they not realize he doesn’t want them?’ I remember you saying
those exact words to me.”
You chuckled at the
memory. “That’s completely different, he-” you stopped as your phone buzzed
again in your pocket. “It’s… Jimin.” You said, suddenly feeling your stomach
twitch nervously. Dean patted your shoulder before walking away.
“Good luck, kid!”
You waved him off before
answering the phone.
Initially, there was
silence. Jimin cleared his throat. “I… I want to come back home.” He said with
artificial assertion. You sighed.
“I never said you had to
“I wanted to give you
“I gave myself space when
I walked out, Jimin! You didn’t have to leave for two days!”
“You slapped me! If I
didn’t leave, you probably would’ve hit me again!”
“I would never… goodness,
just come home, okay? So we can talk about this. Please.”
“I’m actually at the
gate. I left my key…”
You smiled. “I’ll be
there in a little.”
When you reached the gate
of your apartment, you both kept minimal eye contact, making an awkward air
grow between you two.
“Where were you for two
days?” You asked once you let him in.
“With Yoongi-hyung until
he kicked me out and told me to stop running from my problems. How have you
“Lonely,” you sighed.
You both shut yourselves
back in silence when you entered the apartment. You were happy just to be
around him again, but you didn’t know what to say. You wanted to apologize for
hitting him, you wanted to yell at him all over again for calling you a slut,
and you wanted to kiss his lips from how much you’d missed him. You didn’t know
what to do.
“Well, I’m hungry,” you
said, going into the kitchen. Once there, you exhaled, trying to collect your
thoughts. You need to talk to him.
You knew nothing would be solved if you both acted like it never happened. Trying
to build your courage, you turned to talk to him finally. “Ji-”
You stopped when you were
pulled into his warm embrace. He hugged you tightly, nuzzling his head on top
of yours as he sighed. “I’m so sorry,” he said.
You wrapped your arms
around him, too, feeling tears begin to swell in your eyes again. “I’m sorry,
too… I shouldn’t have hit you.”
“I shouldn’t have called
you a slut. I just get so jealous, and I… I’m sorry.”
You smiled and looked up
at him. “Jimin, you’re the only person I have feelings for. I would never cheat
on you or give up what we have. You’re perfect for me.”
He kissed your nose. “I
love you, too, and I’ll work on my jealousy, I promise. It’s just so hard…
you’re so cute. I know a lot of guys like you.”
“But I like you.”
He smiled and kissed your
lips. “I like you, too.”
You sat on the bathroom
floor for about an hour, crying and wondering what you’d say to Taehyung when
you’d inevitably have to leave the restroom. You could hear rustling and moving
around outside of the door, assuming he was cleaning like he said he would.
He called you a bitch.
You called him useless. He left an entire mess for you to clean. You slapped
You couldn’t decide who
was more wrong.
Taehyung was an innocent
person, and he really required a lot of patience. Half of your very few annoyances with him
stemmed from situations where he really had no idea he was even in the wrong.
You knew this was the same case, but for some reason, you were just too
irritated today. You didn’t want to be patient. You didn’t want to be polite.
You were too tired. And now, you were locked in the bathroom, contemplating letting
yourself die in there before facing him again.
You felt so regretful.
You were always taught that no matter how angry you got, you should never put
your hands on someone. Not only did you slap the boy you loved, you also used
his biggest insecurity against him. How could you do that to him?
More tears began to fall
as you tried not to sob loudly. You just wanted to hug him and apologize and
act like today never happened.
To your surprise, you
heard a gentle knock on the door. You sniffled lightly.
A piece of paper slid
under the door.
“I cleaned the
apartment.” It read. You smiled as he slid the pen under the door as well.
“I’m so sorry…” You wrote
before sliding it back.
“You’re not a bitch.”
“You’re not useless.”
“Yes I am… I should’ve
cleaned after them… I’m sorry.” The note said, making you sigh.
“Taehyung… you inspire me
every day to be who I want and to live my life. You make me happy, you make
your members happy, you make your family so happy and so proud, and you’ve
brought so much light to your fans’ lives. You’re the farthest thing from
useless. I shouldn’t have called you that.”
He had the note for a
long while before sliding it back under.
“I make so much money and
you still go to that boring job every day and work hard. I know I’m hard to
deal with… I know I make a lot of mistakes and I mess up a lot, and you’re
still so patient with a stupid boyfriend like me. I’m so sorry. I didn’t even
consider that you’d be tired today, and it’s not your job to clean up my mess.
I love you so much.”
“I love you too.” You
wrote before sliding it back to him.
“Baby,” he said through
the door, making you sigh. Hearing his
voice alone made you feel better.
“Can you open the door
now? I’ve really gotta pee.”
You opened it quickly,
and were soon wrapped in Taehyung’s arms as he pressed his lips against yours.
“I’m so sorry,” he said,
holding your face.
“No, it’s okay. I love
you too much to be upset with you, Taehyung.”
“I love you, too. After
I’m done peeing, how about we go comforter shopping together?”
You smiled. “I’d like
You woke up in the bed
that you and Jungkook shared, feeling exceptionally cold with his arms no
longer around you. Last night didn’t even feel real. You had never seen that
side of Jungkook… you were still in disbelief.
Did he really see you as
some sort of gold digger? They say people’s true thoughts come out when they’re
drunk… so is that what he thought of you? You closed your eyes and tried to go
back to sleep. You didn’t want to think of facing him again right now.
After a few minutes of
tossing and turning, you accepted that you were officially awake. You wouldn’t
be able to sleep with your mind racing as much as it was. Instead, you got out
of bed and prepared to face the hungover remains of your boyfriend. Hopefully
he would still be asleep and not remember what happened the night before.
As you opened the bedroom
door, you walked out into the living room to see Jungkook awake and on the
“Yea, that’s fine… how
much will it be? It’s a 13-inch Macbook air. Yea, the hinges are completely
broken, it’s snapped in half entirely… Yeah, I was a dumbass. It’s my
girlfriend’s. Alright, thank you. I’ll bring it in today. Thanks.”
He hung up the phone and
turned, surprised to see you standing there.
He immediately looked down in shame at the broken laptop. “I… I’m
sending it in to get fixed today.”
“I heard,” you said,
approaching him. He stood from the couch.
“I’ll fix you something
to eat,” he said, heading to the kitchen.
“Wait, Jungkook,” you
followed after him. “Are you okay? Don’t you have a hangover?”
“It’s fine,” he smiled.
“I just need to fix… this.”
“Fix what, the laptop?”
“No… us,” he sighed as he
sat down at the kitchen table. You sat down next to him. “Damn it, I’m such an
“You were drunk,
“That’s no excuse to say what
I said or do what I did.”
You sighed. “I slapped
you last night… I had no right to do
“I deserved it. I know
you don’t use me for my money. I shouldn’t have said that to you or even
You nodded. “That did
hurt a little bit… but you know I’m not like that, so it’s okay.”
“I’ll make it up to you,
I promise. What do you want for breakfast? Anything, I’ll make the world’s best
breakfast just for you.”
You smiled as he wrapped
an apron around his waist. “Anything is fine.”
“Alright, anything coming
right up,” he leaned in and kissed your lips softly. “I love you. I’m sorry for
being such a jerk last night.”
“I love you too,
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Okay but lili posted a picture of a meme from reddit on her story and cole... uses... reddit.... I'm starting to become desperate or a tad too obsessed
literally I thought the same exact thing…
can I add to this desperation and obsession? I noticed in those stories she’s using a 15 inch macbook pro (based off the speaker holes on the side) and as far as I know, based of previous snaps & insta stories, she has an older version of a 13 inch macbook pro. so unless she bought a new laptop, could she be using a certain reddit user’s laptop? HAHAHA I ACTUALLY REALLY HATE MYSELF FOR NOTICING THIS
Hi! I'm a 1L and I'm on the hunt for a good bag that will work for internships (i.e., big enough to hold documents and my 15-inch Macbook Pro) but still looks sleek, classic, and professional (and doesn't look like a briefcase or a bag that a mom would carry or anything (not that that's bad lol)). Do you have any suggestions? I really like the Michael Kors totes, like the large Mercer top-zip tote and the Michael Kors large jetset tote-would those work for both law school *and* internships?
I think either of those are great choices. I personally never got into Michael Kors because all of the girls at my undergrad had them and I wanted something different than the trend. I have a Kate Spade bag now that I LOVE and out of all of my bags it gets the most use, but it JUST fits my 13 inch Macbook. I would definitely check into the measurements of the bag before you buy it to make sure! Here are some of my other current favorites:
Brothers Stephen and Chris Muscarella, founders of The Field Company, became acquainted with cast iron as kids — the hefty vintage skillets were a staple of their family’s kitchen arsenal. “When we both shipped out on our own, we were each given a vintage pan that had accumulated many years of love and use,” they say. But in recent years, they noticed that cast iron pans just weren’t made the way they used to be.
That’s why The Field Company’s first foray into cookware, The Field Skillet, is a painstakingly designed cast iron pan “reminiscent of the best vintage of American skillets, but with a modern twist.” Like the best vintage pans, these skillets are machined and polished for an exceptionally smooth cooking surface, but they’re also lighter than a traditional cast iron pan — in fact, The Field Skillet is lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Pro, the brothers say. Get roasting, frying, and searing here!
And oh boy, was this a vent drawing. I listened to a popular remix of ‘What’s the Use of Feeling Blue’ for the entire two hours that it took for me to make this, up until 2am. The first, top version had problems exporting––hence the pixelation.
Honestly, I think it’s haunted.
I really do think it’s haunted by the anger I had put into it; I was really pissed that night. And right after I exported the 4.8MB file (not really that big), my 13 inch 2013 MacBook Pro laptop started having serious technical issues. I thought, “Welp, my computer’s haunted,” but shut it down for a few days to let it rest. Come the next time I turned it on, no issues! After all of that, I appreciate the unexpected mishap that is the pixelation––it’s a great story to tell!
Hey Jess, just a heads up that almost all the information about PCs in the PC post is… well… wrong. Windows 8/8.1 Pro IS supported by Adobe / Autodesk - it’s Windows 8/8.1 RT that is not. This is due to the actual hardware being different, not a protest about Windows 8. Essentially ALL laptops run the “Pro” version of Windows8/8.1 and will run all the software Windows 7 does natively.
If you have a Windows 8/8.1 PC / Laptop and want to make your desktop a bit friendlier (IE, start menu) there are MANY start menu replacements; just have a Google. Also be sure you are running the most up to date software version (Windows 8.1 Update 1, it’s free) as there are many fixes that make Windows 8 much more mouse friendly!
Personally I use and enjoy using Windows 8.1, as once you get used to the new “modern” environment (or disable it…), it’s a functionally better OS, is more secure, as well as being less resource intensive. However, there is nothing wrong at all with Windows 7, should your machine be running that. Please bare in mind that Windows 8.1 vs Windows 7 vs OS X is for the most part a user preference - all have drawbacks, all have benefits. Pick the OS you like to use; a Mac is not going to make you a better designer, and a PC is not going to make you a worse one ;)
About actual machines, you have a few ’types’ of laptops… It’s perhaps easier to understand when compared to a more streamlined selection like Apples;
These are pretty much MacBook Airs. Don’t buy one and expect to get serious work done. Sure Photoshop, 2D CAD, a little SketchUp will be possible, but you’re going to hit a performance ceiling really fast. These machines are designed for everyday tasks, email, browsing, some light content creation - not professional architecture software.
Smaller, cheaper, less powerful machines like the 13 inch MacBook Pros (both retina and normal) fall into this category. These run on Dual Core i5 or i7 Intel CPUs, have integrated GPUs and usually have about 8GB of RAM (although this will vary per model). There are other differences like SSD vs HDD, “retina” vs “normal” displays, etc but that’s another discussion. Broad strokes here!
This type of machine will do you fine but you’ll still want to use the computer suite in your university. Photoshop, AutoCAD, InDesign (anything 2D) and a little 3D modelling should be perfectly possible - but due to the dual core CPU and the weaker GPU things like heavy 3D models and rendering are not going to go smoothly.
These machines will be spec’d similarly to Apples 15 inch MacBooks. They have Quad Core Intel i7 CPUs, Intel Iris (Integrated) GPUs, maybe a discrete NVidia GPU, at least 8GB of RAM (up to 16GB common), a good quality 15+ inch screen, and maybe even a Solid State Drive.
This is about as powerful as ‘consumer’ grade laptops get. If you want a machine that will handle almost anything you throw at it then this is your best bet.
You will pay for this kind of machine though, and such a powerful machine goes well beyond the “I want to do work on this” attitude, with such a machine it’s possible you wont need to use any computer suites at all.
These guys are the real-deal-no-compromise laptops, and Apple don’t sell anything like them. They are generally big, heavy, powerful and very expensive. Quad Core Intel i7 CPUs are standard (even more powerful chips available…), discrete NVidia Quadro or AMD Firebird GPUs, between 8 and 32Gb of RAM, Full HD to “retina” displays, SSDs very common etc etc.
All I’m going to say if all of the above is jargon to you then this is not a machine I would recommend you spend your money on. If you know you will push your machine to the absolute limit of what is possible on a laptop; it’s your money, do your research and enjoy your monster. But the average student running out and spending $$$$ on such a device when there is a computer suite filled with machines purpose built to make sure you don’t need to spent that money… well, it’s worth thinking about.
That list is the broad strokes of what kinds of machines are out there, there’s obviously everything in between… and everything below. It’s important you do your own research, buy a computer that suits your budget and usage - don’t spend £2k on a laptop when a £850 laptop would do you fine because you ”want to do renders” once a semester.
A few tips:
-Be sure the laptop you are buying has the current or last generation Intel i5 or i7 CPU (don’t go older, it wont last as long, don’t go for i3 or Pentium they’re not powerful enough).
-Be sure you are buying a laptop with a CPU with an “M” at the end of it’s unique name not a “U” or worse, a “Y”. “M” denotes that it is what is called a ‘full voltage’ CPU, in other words, it’s built for performance; unlike the “U” and “Y” (or ULV - ultra low voltage) series chips that denote a preference for battery life at the expense of throughput. (Intel Core i5-4200M Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.10GHz) vs Intel Core i3-4010U Processor (3 MB Cache, 1,70 GHz) - which one is the correct choice?)
-Don’t underestimate the benefits of a high quality screen (ALL laptops shipped these days have “HD” screens, you want HD+ or FHD, or better).
- Try get at least 8GB of RAM, but you can often upgrade this later, find out if the RAM is user replaceable (Apples Retina MacBook Pros are a notable exception).
-Business class machines are not as pretty but last longer, have better warranties, use better components and often have more customisation options and less bloatware installed out-of-the-box… You will pay for these benefits, but don’t dismiss them as valuable features.
-An SSD can be a huge performance boost, if you’re debating getting a dual core i7 over a i5 you’ll probably see better real world performance from upgrading the HDD for an SSD - it’ll cost about the same too.
-Your typical big brand high-street store will often rip you off. Know what you need, do your research, don’t get tricked into getting deal that sounds too good to be true - don’t spend more than you need to because the sales rep showed you their gaming laptops etc. Be smart.
Sorry for the worlds longest and most jargon heavy submission, but it really bothers me seeing people spending $$$$ on stuff they either don’t need or got conned into thinking is more valuable than it actually is (or less valuable). Your laptop could well be the most expensive single item you buy before starting uni, it’s important to understand what you’re getting so you can feel confident about it.
Apple just announced a 12 inch MacBook. It has a retina display screen and only one port. Yes, it only has a single USB Type C connector. It’s also thinner and lighter than all existing MacBook Air models. Which is absolutely nutty to me.
The new MacBook has a 12-inch screen, which joins Apple’s Retina display family with a 2304 x 1440 resolution. Apple says that it consumes 30 percent less power than previous displays. The touchpad has also been overhauled: it no longer clicks. There are four force sensors, one in each corner, and the “click feel” is managed by software. That allows the MacBook to have pressure sensitivity, which leads to cool new uses such as pressing harder on the fast-forward in QuickTime to make a video search more rapidly. Apple calls this a Force Click.
I’ve gotten so used to the clicking touchpad that the Force Click thing makes me a little weary… but I have a feeling that this is something that will be seamless once I’m used to it.
Oh yeah, and it comes in the same colors as the iPhone and iPad. You can get the 12 Inch MacBook in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold. I think the gold phone is nice, but it’s also much smaller, and you’re not staring at the gold all the time. A full on gold computer seems like too much to me, even in the photos.
No word on if Apple is refreshing the other laptops on their lineup, but it’s a good bet that you’ll be able to get a Space Grey or Gold MBP soon.
I’ll update if there are any changes.
UPDATE - Apple has updated both MacBook Airs and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with faster Intel chips and Thunderbolt 2 ports. Additionally 13-inch Retina MBP now has the new Force Touch trackpad. So far nothing on the 15inch MBP.