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Buy another external storage unit. 649 Views / 5 Replies  
Buy another external storage unit.
Posted by mduell, on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Lightroom is available as a one time purchase.... 1,314 Views / 9 Replies  
Lightroom is available as a one time purchase. (http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-65215211-Photoshop-Lightroom-5/dp/B00CH6ATMO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404351183&sr=8-1&keywords=lightroom)
Posted by mduell, on Jul 2, 2014 at 09:34 PM, in Applications
Saying this is about as wrong as saying... 1,889 Views / 8 Replies  
Saying this is about as wrong as saying Thunderbolt is the USB/Firewire/Ethernet/SATA signals all muxed together.

Thunderbolt is a thunderbolt signal, which encapsulates DP/PCIe data. The...
Posted by mduell, on May 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No, it doesn't work like that. If 10ft isn't... 1,889 Views / 8 Replies  
No, it doesn't work like that.

If 10ft isn't long enough, you need an optical Thunderbolt cable. They're not cheap.

How long of a run do you need?
Posted by mduell, on May 6, 2014 at 07:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd look at NoSQL, like Cassandra. Download... 840 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd look at NoSQL, like Cassandra.

Download someone else's rainbow tables, like https://www.freerainbowtables.com/en/tables2/
Posted by mduell, on May 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM, in Applications
1440x900 on the 13" 894 Views / 4 Replies  
1440x900 on the 13"
Posted by mduell, on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A double conversion (or true online or whatever... 549 Views / 7 Replies  
A double conversion (or true online or whatever they're calling them now) UPS would do it, but running any of those appliances would require a very large (high power) UPS.
Posted by mduell, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to think about organizing apps on my phone... 1,177 Views / 8 Replies  
I want to think about organizing apps on my phone about as much as I want to do my taxes.

I've never thought about organizing apps on my mac.
Posted by mduell, on Apr 10, 2014 at 01:38 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
J2ME app availability for Symbian/Nokia. Their... 1,125 Views / 27 Replies  
J2ME app availability for Symbian/Nokia. Their users heavily skew toward low SES/developing world compared to BBM or iM.

Apple doesn't want the most popular, they want the most profitable. Android...
Posted by mduell, on Mar 2, 2014 at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It would be interesting to see the... 3,342 Views / 111 Replies  
It would be interesting to see the progression/language used with Russia over Ukraine compared to Syria over the civil war.
Posted by mduell, on Mar 1, 2014 at 06:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe we'll see a mini Mac Pro design for the new... 2,108 Views / 18 Replies  
Maybe we'll see a mini Mac Pro design for the new Mac Mini.
Posted by mduell, on Feb 24, 2014 at 01:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Any news for X99 and HSW-E? Presumably not caught... 2,108 Views / 18 Replies  
Any news for X99 and HSW-E? Presumably not caught up in the BDW delays?
Posted by mduell, on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yea, I experienced that with a friend who... 978 Views / 2 Replies  
Yea, I experienced that with a friend who switched from iPhone to Android. Here's directions about how to deregister your phone number as being iMessage capable....
Posted by mduell, on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:38 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
2 apps at the same time. 1,027 Views / 13 Replies  
2 apps at the same time.
Posted by mduell, on Feb 17, 2014 at 08:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It can be, it doesn't have to be. 13,403 Views / 226 Replies  
It can be, it doesn't have to be.
Posted by mduell, on Feb 17, 2014 at 01:40 AM, in Feedback
Time to merge Mac desktops and laptops? 399 Views / 1 Replies  
Been a steep decline in posting ever since the aborted migration, to the point there's only a couple active threads in each Mac hardware forum. Time to merge into one Mac hardware forum?
Posted by mduell, on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:00 PM, in Feedback
The MP4 vs M4V difference is a courtesy to you... 1,428 Views / 13 Replies  
The MP4 vs M4V difference is a courtesy to you done by HB: if a file contains AC3 audio, chapters, or subtitles it has to have the M4V extension to work with Apple products/software. Arbitrary hassle...
Posted by mduell, on Feb 7, 2014 at 02:02 PM, in Applications
Monoprice has 1ft/30cm cables for $3USD... 528 Views / 1 Replies  
Monoprice has 1ft/30cm cables for $3USD...
Posted by mduell, on Feb 2, 2014 at 11:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry, you're right about DTS. Apple's iOS... 1,428 Views / 13 Replies  
Sorry, you're right about DTS. Apple's iOS devices don't support DTS in MP4, but the container in general supports it.
Posted by mduell, on Feb 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM, in Applications
Feature support is the big one, particularly... 1,428 Views / 13 Replies  
Feature support is the big one, particularly audio and subs. MP4 has no real support for any bitmap subs (there are non-standard implementations for VOBSUB, nada for PGS) and limited support for text...
Posted by mduell, on Jan 30, 2014 at 05:16 AM, in Applications
Probably just lousy MKV playback software or a... 1,428 Views / 13 Replies  
Probably just lousy MKV playback software or a slow Mac.

Blu-ray ripping with MakeMKV should be about 1/2 to 1/5 the length of the movie.

For iPad compatibility you'll have to transcode with...
Posted by mduell, on Jan 26, 2014 at 07:55 PM, in Applications
My OCZ Vertex 2 240GB just died for the second... 3,932 Views / 50 Replies  
My OCZ Vertex 2 240GB just died for the second time in 3.2 years, so, not OCZ.
Posted by mduell, on Jan 21, 2014 at 02:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Are you also in favor of allowing assisted... 2,358 Views / 129 Replies  
Are you also in favor of allowing assisted suicide, under the same rationale?
Posted by mduell, on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Please spare us the same banter we heard 3-5... 2,911 Views / 17 Replies  
Please spare us the same banter we heard 3-5 years ago. GPU acceleration is slowly improving, keyword slowly.



The possibility and the tools haven't been the issues for decades... algorithms...
Posted by mduell, on Jan 20, 2014 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
You want a cheap 3D camera that does stills and... 726 Views / 3 Replies  
You want a cheap 3D camera that does stills and video and software to work with it easily?

3D is dead, everyone moved on to UHD.
Posted by mduell, on Jan 20, 2014 at 01:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'd go with the better CPU... not much is fully... 2,911 Views / 17 Replies  
I'd go with the better CPU... not much is fully GPU accelerated today, just bits here and there.
Posted by mduell, on Jan 18, 2014 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Normal, see "My battery will not charge to 100%"... 802 Views / 3 Replies  
Normal, see "My battery will not charge to 100%" (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1446?viewlocale=en_US#Troubleshooting).
Posted by mduell, on Jan 10, 2014 at 07:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
TN is still shit. Fast, but shit. 8,834 Views / 80 Replies  
TN is still shit. Fast, but shit.
Posted by mduell, on Jan 6, 2014 at 07:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know what an interactive quicktime cd is,... 405 Views / 1 Replies  
I don't know what an interactive quicktime cd is, but you probably won't be able to preserve the interactive portions - just extract the audio and video.

Try pointing HandBrake at the video files...
Posted by mduell, on Jan 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I haven't seen anything conclusive on the GPUs...... 2,429 Views / 27 Replies  
I haven't seen anything conclusive on the GPUs... they're some Tahiti part (7970?) that AMD is letting Apple use non-standard FirePro markings on without any of the usual FirePro goodies (ECC RAM,...
Posted by mduell, on Dec 29, 2013 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
The push for dual GPU and single CPU is so weird... 2,429 Views / 27 Replies  
The push for dual GPU and single CPU is so weird given how little software is fully GPU accelerated.
Posted by mduell, on Dec 19, 2013 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nah, should be fine. I'm not buying... 8,834 Views / 80 Replies  
Nah, should be fine.




I'm not buying this argument. Can you provide any sources that 16 ROPs at modern clockrates are a constraint for compositing/rendering typical desktop apps?

Intel...
Posted by mduell, on Dec 4, 2013 at 05:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
GPS cold start takes 15 minutes.... 2,700 Views / 12 Replies  
GPS cold start takes 15 minutes. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_to_first_fix) 30 seconds for a warm start.



Unless you want your phone to work so people can text and call you at your normal...
Posted by mduell, on Nov 28, 2013 at 05:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It sure makes the various CloudToButt scripts... 839 Views / 42 Replies  
It sure makes the various CloudToButt scripts more fun.
Posted by mduell, on Nov 23, 2013 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple Store Genius confirmed there's no fix and a... 678 Views / 11 Replies  
Apple Store Genius confirmed there's no fix and a lousy workaround (disable ALL phone notifications/badges) for my voicemail problems.



I wasn't be charged for retrieving the voicemails, I was...
Posted by mduell, on Nov 23, 2013 at 05:14 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think you guys misunderstand me - I do not have... 678 Views / 11 Replies  
I think you guys misunderstand me - I do not have and do not want voicemail service, visual or otherwise. Some foreign carriers bill for phonecalls that go to voicemail and have very high per-minute...
Posted by mduell, on Nov 17, 2013 at 04:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
With the limited RAM they chose for the A7 (1GB... 7,079 Views / 109 Replies  
With the limited RAM they chose for the A7 (1GB in 2013, lol), they're going to have to.
Posted by mduell, on Nov 16, 2013 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
16GB wasn't enough for music and a few movies and... 654 Views / 7 Replies  
16GB wasn't enough for music and a few movies and apps, 32GB is unavailable, so I went for 64GB
Posted by mduell, on Nov 16, 2013 at 02:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes. No. 825 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes. No.
Posted by mduell, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iOS voicemail problem 678 Views / 11 Replies  
Just switched to a 5S after 6 years of Blackberry and a week of a Nexus 5.

I have two issues relating to voicemail:

One issue I have is a blank red circle (I think it's called a badge) on the...
Posted by mduell, on Nov 13, 2013 at 07:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The router never knows anything about downstream... 2,615 Views / 13 Replies  
The router never knows anything about downstream jacks. The packets are identified by their MAC. If packets overlap, you have a collision.

Are you saying he has too many devices for his router's...
Posted by mduell, on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
That literally cannot be the case with a hub. A... 2,615 Views / 13 Replies  
That literally cannot be the case with a hub. A hub cannot perform NAT. The downstream devices have their own addresses on the only level (2) that the hub operates on.
Posted by mduell, on Nov 3, 2013 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hubs and (consumer) switches are layer 2... 2,615 Views / 13 Replies  
Hubs and (consumer) switches are layer 2 devices... nothing to do with IP (layer 3).
Switches still share their uplink bandwidth among all downlink clients.

The upside of a switch over a hub is...
Posted by mduell, on Nov 3, 2013 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not 24" 8,834 Views / 80 Replies  
Not 24"
Posted by mduell, on Oct 29, 2013 at 01:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The 750M offering may be motivated by the... 2,296 Views / 29 Replies  
The 750M offering may be motivated by the dedicated 2GB VRAM for texture-heavy users.

But yea, 4900MQ would give them +500Mhz on base clock and +2MB L2$ at the same TDP rather than getting GT3e in...
Posted by mduell, on Oct 25, 2013 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As long as we're talking about losses... ... 743 Views / 11 Replies  
As long as we're talking about losses...

MSFT: Lost $570B over 13 years, or $44B/yr

AAPL: Lost $220B in 1 year, or $220B/yr

Yow! 5x faster.
Posted by mduell, on Oct 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm skeptical of what you heard. A 13" RMBP... 8,834 Views / 80 Replies  
I'm skeptical of what you heard.

A 13" RMBP and 27" Tbolt display about as many pixels as a 4K display - I have no problems with finder, any non-game app, or video playback on them. 3D games have...
Posted by mduell, on Sep 30, 2013 at 05:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
4K takes a lot of horsepower for gaming,... 8,834 Views / 80 Replies  
4K takes a lot of horsepower for gaming, particularly since the current rage is 3 display setups, but not for desktop use. Even Intel integrated graphics support 4K and the experience is fine outside...
Posted by mduell, on Sep 30, 2013 at 03:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Interplanetary internets are generally described... 749 Views / 15 Replies  
Interplanetary internets are generally described as a network of internets using store and forward since they'll be often disconnected and even the backbone is error-prone.

You start thinking...
Posted by mduell, on Sep 29, 2013 at 05:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
4K will probably be the ~24" "Retina" standard...... 8,834 Views / 80 Replies  
4K will probably be the ~24" "Retina" standard... right now 4K is only down to about 32" displays, they run a couple grand.

2560x1440 aka 1440p at 27" is a close but value option right now - the...
Posted by mduell, on Sep 29, 2013 at 05:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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