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Congrats on the hard work - I mostly lurk now a... 2,643 Views / 81 Replies  
Congrats on the hard work - I mostly lurk now a days but its good to see 'NN back on vBulletin
Posted by Maflynn, on Jan 7, 2013 at 02:36 PM, in Feedback
I personally like the black keyboard but it does... 2,034 Views / 33 Replies  
I personally like the black keyboard but it does need the backlight. The MBA with the black keyboard and no backlight makes typing in low light situations difficult. Presentations, night flights,...
Posted by Maflynn, on Dec 12, 2010 at 07:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I personally went with the MBP for the following... 1,813 Views / 20 Replies  
I personally went with the MBP for the following reasons:
Price - the stock MPB costs less then the stock MBA
Expandability - I can add more ram and storage
More ports
Better battery
Backlit...
Posted by Maflynn, on Dec 12, 2010 at 07:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sure they'll only get a coupon for a discount... 858 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm sure they'll only get a coupon for a discount towards their next Carnival cruise instead of getting a full refund. If that turns out to be the case, I'm not sure how many of those passengers...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 01:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No but pro users when they do need to buy new... 999 Views / 17 Replies  
No but pro users when they do need to buy new hardware would probably like to purchase current technology and not spend over 3 grand for last years chipset. Especially when competitors are providing...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, so Logic Studio has seen some updates. Other... 999 Views / 17 Replies  
Ok, so Logic Studio has seen some updates. Other Pro apps have not fared so well, and look at the MacPro almost 500 days between updates. I believe my point stands. Aperture, got a major update...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 09:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not a developer, but I would like apple to be... 2,485 Views / 59 Replies  
I'm not a developer, but I would like apple to be more forthright in its communicating what was updated, especially when it comes to any updates to security. This is where Microsoft is better and...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 09:03 AM, in macOS
This is the one thing I hate about apple. The... 2,485 Views / 59 Replies  
This is the one thing I hate about apple. The 10.6.5 update was in beta an extended amount of time, its vary large, but there's little details to what is being changed. Apple seems to always use the...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 07:33 AM, in macOS
Agreed and so that's why I'll be down right... 1,466 Views / 26 Replies  
Agreed and so that's why I'll be down right surprised to see TRIM support built into 10.7
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 07:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple is clearly focusing on the consumer segment... 999 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple is clearly focusing on the consumer segment at the clear detriment of other segments. Just look how often the MacPro is updated, and the pro apps just seem to whither on the vine.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 07:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
at 11:00 on 11-11-1918, the "war to end all wars"... 379 Views / 2 Replies  
at 11:00 on 11-11-1918, the "war to end all wars" ended. Unfortunately, that was not the case, and more wars followed. Some of my friend's fathers fought in WWII, and one father who followed Patten...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 11, 2010 at 07:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was up till recently. Office space is a bit... 1,213 Views / 34 Replies  
I was up till recently. Office space is a bit tight and so I had to pack away the computer. I was thinking of selling it, but I'm not sure I'd get enough to justify the hassle of selling it.

Its...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like win7, MS has done a good job. One... 1,401 Views / 13 Replies  
I like win7, MS has done a good job. One frustrating aspect is the inability of my core-i7 to enter into sleep mode. It works well enough in OSX, but not in windows. If I had that working, I'd...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like sony just released a Vaio Y 11.6... 1,401 Views / 13 Replies  
Looks like sony just released a Vaio Y 11.6 laptop
endgadget (http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/10/sony-shrinks-vaio-y-series-to-11-6-inches-threatens-to-cut-you/) Looks like an i3 based processor...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Take a look at thinkgeek. They have some cool... 987 Views / 34 Replies  
Take a look at thinkgeek. They have some cool stuff and much of it is reasonably priced.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 08:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not given the recent announcement. 1,213 Views / 34 Replies  
Not given the recent announcement.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 08:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's a few ... 1,213 Views / 34 Replies  
Here's a few
http://ftp1.net/img/ads/apple1-1.jpg
http://ftp1.net/img/ads/LBPage1.jpg
http://ftp1.net/img/ads/p00.jpg
http://ftp1.net/img/ads/brochure2.jpg
http://ftp1.net/img/ads/1984Illust.jpg...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 08:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the advice and info. There are many... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
Thanks for the advice and info.
There are many brands out there, the technology is changing, as we see the use of LEDs over CCFL and I've been out of the loop on this.

It seems I cannot go wrong...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 10, 2010 at 07:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My intended purpose is mostly watching TV, with... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
My intended purpose is mostly watching TV, with some gaming, i.e., PS3. I'm not a huge gamer, playing any given game maybe once a month.

I think I'm leaning towards the LCD models as opposed to...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 9, 2010 at 06:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It appears you definitely are paying a premium... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
It appears you definitely are paying a premium for the LED option.

I'm also concerned about burn in with the plasma tv. These both factors push me closer to the LCDs which have become very...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for posting some helpful advice. The... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
Thanks for posting some helpful advice.

The last time I started looking into HDTVs Samsung was well regarded. I was impressed with what LG had to offer, so its good to hear that they seem to have...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 02:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
your posts = noise Questions/threads about... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
your posts = noise
Questions/threads about various topics that tend to provide an avenue for discussions and dialogs is good.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, thanks for stopping by and posting helpful... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
Wow, thanks for stopping by and posting helpful advise :rolleyes:

And you wonder why this place is so quiet, when people like you are so helpful :stick:
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do say that? I'm asking for advise on HDTVs.... 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
Why do say that? I'm asking for advise on HDTVs. It seems like all things technology based, it changes quite rapidly. Until recently, I didn't even know that some HDTVs used LEDs for back-lighting.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
HDTV options. 1,950 Views / 40 Replies  
So I may be in the market for a 42" - 46" hi-def tv. Any suggestions on what to look out for?

Plasma seems to be affordable in this price range, LCD and even edge-lit LED TVs.

I was at costco...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My very first computer was a radio shack color... 1,213 Views / 34 Replies  
My very first computer was a radio shack color computer. That brings back some memories. Heck, I remember running OS-9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS-9).
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 07:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was comparing the Sony Vaio X and at the risk... 1,401 Views / 13 Replies  
I was comparing the Sony Vaio X and at the risk of being flamed, I'd say they really nailed the design. Same price point of the 11" MBA, thin, great looking. The only issue, its Achilles is the...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 8, 2010 at 07:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Competitors to the 11" MBA 1,401 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm curious to know what laptops are direct competitors to the 11" MacBook Air and how they stack up against the MBA.

In reading some threads, I know the Alienware M11x and perhaps Sony may have a...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 7, 2010 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think win7 has caught up to OSX in a lot of... 2,393 Views / 46 Replies  
I think win7 has caught up to OSX in a lot of respects, but yet it still can be so frustrating.

For instance, in my windows 7 partition, my computer cannot sleep. I've check powercfg, device...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 6, 2010 at 08:59 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
What business sector was the xserve marketed for?... 3,777 Views / 105 Replies  
What business sector was the xserve marketed for? I always considered that it was directed for the larger organizations.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 6, 2010 at 08:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
To some degree companies got discounts for buying... 1,424 Views / 35 Replies  
To some degree companies got discounts for buying servers and desktops. That is an incentive to use HP for both desktops and servers. So buying an Xserver but still running PCs with windows was an...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 6, 2010 at 08:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The malls around here still had a healthy mix of... 575 Views / 10 Replies  
The malls around here still had a healthy mix of empty stores.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder how much reflection would be an issue... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
I wonder how much reflection would be an issue with the flex base as shown? I mean most businesses use over head lighting so the glare might be horrible.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
so is 3,000 a good price? The drives are not... 3,777 Views / 105 Replies  
so is 3,000 a good price?
The drives are not hot swappable, the video card is over kill, its not rack-able
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually you were right, but people including me... 3,777 Views / 105 Replies  
Actually you were right, but people including me were hoping that the 13" MBP would be updated. I wasn't holding out too much hope.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 11:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Can we have a group hug :p 3,777 Views / 105 Replies  
Can we have a group hug :p
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
You just look at the focus at apple lately its... 3,777 Views / 105 Replies  
You just look at the focus at apple lately its been primarily on the iOS platorm. You could even argue the back to mac event was the ipadifcation of OSX. The MacBook Air was the only Mac that was...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 08:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apple to stop selling xserve 3,777 Views / 105 Replies  
I think there was already talk of this on this and other forums but it looks like its official engadget...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'd probably agree with you there, but I also... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
I'd probably agree with you there, but I also think the G4 cube could also be as well.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 5, 2010 at 06:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No argument. The other forums I frequent are... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
No argument. The other forums I frequent are replete with folks who have purchased an MBA, will be buying one shortly or wish they could.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agreed, and I do flip flop between using aperture... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
Agreed, and I do flip flop between using aperture and LR.

Since my company pays up to half of the cost of a new computer, I can get the MBA for about 600 bucks next January so for me, its a moot...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Yeah the title is awkwardly worded. In any... 824 Views / 32 Replies  
Yeah the title is awkwardly worded.

In any event, people here may be surprised to hear that I'm a cynical person :eek:

With that said, I do believe its apple plan to create a new revenue...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd say its more like a massively more powerful... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
I'd say its more like a massively more powerful netbook, then an undersized laptop.

The whole "MBA is a netbook" argument takes away from the actual debate as to whether the 11" MBA is a good...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well to me the quote sums up the article. 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
Well to me the quote sums up the article.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just finished reading the review and the... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
I just finished reading the review and the article seems fairly balanced in its presentation of the MBA. They note some of the short comings like the lack of a backlit keyboard, and what I didn't...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've virtually given up buying and selling on... 1,066 Views / 31 Replies  
I've virtually given up buying and selling on ebay now. I generally go the craigslist route when ever I sell a computer or something.
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 4, 2010 at 07:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:D :err: 1,071 Views / 31 Replies  
:D

:err:
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 3, 2010 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Doesn't surprise me. I mean the guy likes... 1,071 Views / 31 Replies  
Doesn't surprise me.

I mean the guy likes to wear tights of course he's gay, and then there's that whole weird relationship with robin :eek:
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 3, 2010 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I remember all of the promised features that... 924 Views / 8 Replies  
I remember all of the promised features that longhorn was to have, and one by one they were cut and delay after delay produced an OS that was big on bloat, years late and little to no real features. ...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 3, 2010 at 09:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I saw that, and I believe macworld is reporting... 9,138 Views / 206 Replies  
I saw that, and I believe macworld is reporting similarly. I guess that's the risks of getting a revision A. machine.

If I were to buy one, I'd probably not pull the trigger on it until after the...
Posted by Maflynn, on Nov 3, 2010 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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