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You got it. 8800GS should be a good deal... 801 Views / 9 Replies  
You got it.

8800GS should be a good deal faster than the Radeon 2600
Posted by galarneau, on Apr 28, 2008 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple really needs to put a better video card in... 801 Views / 9 Replies  
Apple really needs to put a better video card in the iMacs.

8600GT or better in the next model would be the minimum I would accept... at least give us a BTO option, which the current model lacks.
Posted by galarneau, on Apr 19, 2008 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have no inside information, but I do think... 24,226 Views / 334 Replies  
I have no inside information, but I do think we'll see updated iMacs in the next week or two.

1) The likely chipset is already being used my the MacBook Pro as Eug said.
2) They're way overdue....
Posted by galarneau, on Jun 12, 2007 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, that's exactly right. I'm a physician, and... 3,273 Views / 103 Replies  
Yep, that's exactly right. I'm a physician, and when a kid doesn't act the way I want, I make up a disorder to make myself feel better.

The insurance companies actually reimburse me at a higher...
Posted by galarneau, on Jun 11, 2007 at 09:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/... 45,865 Views / 5 Replies  
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Screensavers/Vista-Screensaver-Ported-to-XP.shtml
Posted by galarneau, on Jun 6, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Where? 1,202 Views / 12 Replies  
Where?
Posted by galarneau, on May 31, 2007 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There is no reason that wireless backups have to... 1,042 Views / 14 Replies  
There is no reason that wireless backups have to be super fast. Just set your computer up to do it overnight while you're sleeping or at work. Depending on the software you use, if you do incremental...
Posted by galarneau, on May 26, 2007 at 01:40 PM, in Networking
Apple has a form that you download after your... 1,084 Views / 17 Replies  
Apple has a form that you download after your item ships that you sign and place on your door allowing the delivery person to leave the package even if you're not home.

It's really quite nice. I...
Posted by galarneau, on May 25, 2007 at 08:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Got the refurb Macbook today. Looks like new. Not... 1,084 Views / 17 Replies  
Got the refurb Macbook today. Looks like new. Not a scratch on it. It seems to run 5-10 degrees celcius cooler than my original Macbook 1.83GHz.

Definitely check out the refurbs if you want a...
Posted by galarneau, on May 22, 2007 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are a ton of refurbs up on the Apple Store... 1,084 Views / 17 Replies  
There are a ton of refurbs up on the Apple Store right now...
Posted by galarneau, on May 22, 2007 at 08:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's what I bought. Got it from NewEgg.com ... 874 Views / 16 Replies  
That's what I bought. Got it from NewEgg.com

Works great.
Posted by galarneau, on May 21, 2007 at 08:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can splice the fan connector from the... 1,221 Views / 5 Replies  
You can splice the fan connector from the motherboard, or get/make a connector that converts a 4pin hard drive connector into a fan connector.
Posted by galarneau, on May 20, 2007 at 05:17 PM, in Hardware Hacking
And you know this how? Seriously, quit... 7,362 Views / 136 Replies  
And you know this how?

Seriously, quit spreading misinformation about a game that has:

1) Hasn't been released yet
2) Has no release date specified

... and most importantly:
3) No...
Posted by galarneau, on May 20, 2007 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm getting a refurb white C2D/SuperDrive on... 1,084 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm getting a refurb white C2D/SuperDrive on Tuesday.

I'll post back and let you know how it turns out.
Posted by galarneau, on May 20, 2007 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Intarweb is a big, big place. If you... 1,016 Views / 19 Replies  
The Intarweb is a big, big place.

If you don't like the rules here, go somewhere else and spare us the b.s. drama.
Posted by galarneau, on May 20, 2007 at 12:39 PM, in Marketplace
Have any online references? Also, where are you... 672 Views / 6 Replies  
Have any online references? Also, where are you located?

(heatware, beerology, ebay, etc?)
Posted by galarneau, on May 20, 2007 at 12:35 PM, in Marketplace
I'd go with the Core Duo/Superdrive for $899 ... 555 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd go with the Core Duo/Superdrive for $899

the only thing you're missing out on is a bit of processing speed and the 802.11n networking.

I say spend the extra money on a bigger hard drive or...
Posted by galarneau, on Feb 7, 2007 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Some people find propranolol to work well for... 937 Views / 28 Replies  
Some people find propranolol to work well for migraine prevention.

It's a Tier-I drug, so very inexpensive as well ($4 for a month supply at WalMart)

Propranolol for migraine prophylaxis...
Posted by galarneau, on Jan 18, 2007 at 10:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Frozen Shoulder is a relatively non-specific... 605 Views / 8 Replies  
Frozen Shoulder is a relatively non-specific diagnosis, sort of like shin-splints.

Your doctor is possibly diagnosing you with adhesive capsulitis, which the mainstay of treatment is physical...
Posted by galarneau, on Jan 13, 2007 at 08:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
yes 1,964 Views / 49 Replies  
yes
Posted by galarneau, on Jan 13, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, same Broadcom chipset as the later... 849 Views / 8 Replies  
Yep, same Broadcom chipset as the later WRT54G/GS/GL's

16MB of RAM, 4MB of Flash

I know OpenWRT runs on it. Dunno about Sveasoft. They're evil.
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Networking
Buffalo WHR-G54S $40 at newegg.com Can... 849 Views / 8 Replies  
Buffalo WHR-G54S

$40 at newegg.com

Can easily be flashed with dd-wrt firmware to make it an uber-router

Main Page - WRT Wiki (http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)
Supported...
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 27, 2006 at 12:29 PM, in Networking
I like the Buffalo WHR-G54S Cheap ($40,... 5,377 Views / 5 Replies  
I like the Buffalo WHR-G54S

Cheap ($40, though not sure how much in the UK) and can be flashed to use dd-wrt firmware (www.dd-wrt.com)
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 27, 2006 at 06:58 AM, in Networking
Sounds like disinhibition from a frontal lobe... 1,105 Views / 28 Replies  
Sounds like disinhibition from a frontal lobe injury:

Remember this dude?
Phineas Gage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage)
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 27, 2006 at 06:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You'll spend too much trying to get a fast G3/ZIF... 333 Views / 1 Replies  
You'll spend too much trying to get a fast G3/ZIF upgrade, and I don't believe there are G4 ZIF's faster than about 550MHz. I just sold my G3/800 ZIF on eBay and got $91 for it. A decent PCI video...
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 22, 2006 at 08:53 PM, in Marketplace
if it's an early model, you may have the bad... 913 Views / 7 Replies  
if it's an early model, you may have the bad batch of plastics that stains easily and won't ever come clean.

Take it in to your Apple Dealer and have them look at it. I had a machine like this and...
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 21, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Who cares abou premarital sex? I wanna get... 2,468 Views / 103 Replies  
Who cares abou premarital sex?

I wanna get some marital sex.

Having a 15-month old son kills the nookie
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 21, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I would get a Sawtooth for $50-100, and then pick... 756 Views / 10 Replies  
I would get a Sawtooth for $50-100, and then pick up a dual proc G4/500 processor card on eBay for another $50, and you're good to go.

Throw in a flashed PC Radeon for $20 and you have Quartz...
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 20, 2006 at 05:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nope, at least not legally. 1,200 Views / 18 Replies  
Nope, at least not legally.
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 20, 2006 at 07:09 AM, in Mac OS X
The tricky thing with the B&W G3's is that there... 855 Views / 4 Replies  
The tricky thing with the B&W G3's is that there are two revision motherboards. The first one is ****, and won't work with most modern hard drives of any reasonable size.

The second revision will...
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 14, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone who has a Sawtooth PowerMac with a single... 2,528 Views / 49 Replies  
Anyone who has a Sawtooth PowerMac with a single processor should go on eBay and get one of the dual processor modules (Dual 450 or Dual 500). They go for about $40-50. Just make sure you have the...
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 13, 2006 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
My Core Duo 1.8 makes a second or two static... 615 Views / 10 Replies  
My Core Duo 1.8 makes a second or two static noise from the speakers when I wake it from sleep.
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 8, 2006 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oooh.... that's a relief. I was worried for a... 2,405 Views / 31 Replies  
Oooh.... that's a relief. I was worried for a minute.
Posted by galarneau, on Dec 6, 2006 at 09:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, that one will work. It has an ATA... 755 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes, that one will work.

It has an ATA interface, and not a SATA interface like the MacBook and MacBook Pro's.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 25, 2006 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you have a PowerBook (and not a MacBook Pro),... 755 Views / 11 Replies  
If you have a PowerBook (and not a MacBook Pro), then you need a regular ATA drive.

The model you're looking at will NOT work. It is a SATA drive.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 24, 2006 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bet your local Apple Store would replace it for... 476 Views / 2 Replies  
I bet your local Apple Store would replace it for a nominal fee (or free) if you brought in the cracked disc.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 24, 2006 at 06:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Probably Not... the drive you linked to is a... 755 Views / 11 Replies  
Probably Not... the drive you linked to is a Serial-ATA interface. You probably need a PATA (often called an ATA or ATA-6 interface).

Let us know the exact model number and we can tell you for...
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 24, 2006 at 06:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Feature Request: Library Category 1,583 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a feature request, and I apologize if you've already heard this:

I borrow quite a lot of books from the public library. It would be great if D.L. could have a category to add books that...
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 22, 2006 at 08:28 PM, in Delicious Monster
I just got mine replaced tonight. The Apple Store... 2,422 Views / 25 Replies  
I just got mine replaced tonight. The Apple Store did it in a couple of hours and I picked it up the same day.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 16, 2006 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My Macbook seems to have significantly less... 2,466 Views / 24 Replies  
My Macbook seems to have significantly less processor whine after running the update.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 14, 2006 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought the Rev. A MacBook base model without a... 10,504 Views / 120 Replies  
I bought the Rev. A MacBook base model without a SuperDrive so I could buy a Dual Layer when they came out and put it in myself.

Now I have to just figure out where to get my hands on one of these...
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 8, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
All Items SOLD. Thanks 540 Views / 4 Replies  
All Items SOLD.

Thanks
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 7, 2006 at 06:55 PM, in Marketplace
All the RAM sold to Walker Video card still... 540 Views / 4 Replies  
All the RAM sold to Walker

Video card still available.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 6, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in Marketplace
It doesn't have to be an Apple drive to boot. I'm... 503 Views / 5 Replies  
It doesn't have to be an Apple drive to boot. I'm running a B&W G3 as a server and the old optical drive is long gone. I have a Sony Dual Layer DVD-R in there now, and it boots just fine from it.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 5, 2006 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
FS: 1.5 GB PC100 SDRAM, 512MB PC133, and a modded video card 540 Views / 4 Replies  
I sold my PowerMac locally on Craigslist and pulled the load of RAM and a video card that I had in it to sell separately.

1) 3 x 512MB PC100 2-2-2 timing (Kensington Brand) - $37 each or $100 for...
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 5, 2006 at 07:47 PM, in Marketplace
Might be a bum optical drive. Try putting in... 503 Views / 5 Replies  
Might be a bum optical drive. Try putting in another one. Any generic ATAPI drive will work.
Posted by galarneau, on Nov 5, 2006 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
For all of you wanting to protect your Macs from... 5,463 Views / 91 Replies  
For all of you wanting to protect your Macs from accidental breakage, look at:

Laptop Insurance From Safeware (http://www.safeware.com)

$40 a year will cover my MacBook for breakage/theft.

A...
Posted by galarneau, on Aug 26, 2006 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds like my life, except my residency doesn't... 2,117 Views / 31 Replies  
Sounds like my life, except my residency doesn't break the 405 Work Hour Regulations.

What field are you in?
Posted by galarneau, on Aug 23, 2006 at 03:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, since they're available in October, and... 728 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, since they're available in October, and Leopard won't be available until next year.... 10.4.x has to be the OS

I wonder if it's a full $1000 to upgrade to Leopard Server if you buy one....
Posted by galarneau, on Aug 9, 2006 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
How about this guy: ... 1,930 Views / 54 Replies  
How about this guy:

http://web.morons.org/article.jsp?sectionid=8&id=6131

He tried to pay for something at BestBuy with $2 bills and was arrested for counterfeiting.
Posted by galarneau, on Aug 5, 2006 at 11:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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