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If Snow Leopard were going to be free, it would... 3,838 Views / 90 Replies  
If Snow Leopard were going to be free, it would be a 10.5.x update (or series of updates), not a major version shift. They would split the performance enhancements from the interface and feature...
Posted by SirCastor, on Feb 13, 2009 at 12:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Transformers. I have to say though, that as... 11,068 Views / 75 Replies  
Transformers.

I have to say though, that as I've gone back and watched a lot of cartoons on the web, it turns out that the shows were really not nearly as great as I remember. I don't know what I...
Posted by SirCastor, on Feb 10, 2009 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Aside from arguments against the legitimacy of... 1,039 Views / 49 Replies  
Aside from arguments against the legitimacy of it, there is the 16th amendment of the Constitution that states that congress has the power to collect tax on income.
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 31, 2009 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To extend the metaphor, it sometimes feels like... 1,637 Views / 80 Replies  
To extend the metaphor, it sometimes feels like the people who want to increase spending are saying "If we get enough gasoline, it'll smother the fire!"
Which is technically true, but highly...
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 27, 2009 at 03:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not really following everything else going on... 1,637 Views / 80 Replies  
I'm not really following everything else going on above, but this was my first thought too.
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you care about the title of the President? 567 Views / 23 Replies  
This is a pet peeve of mine. It bothers me when people casually use The president's name without his title.
"Obama's doing this"
"Bush did that"
"Well if Clinton had..."

Does this bother...
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 26, 2009 at 11:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the 2 villain streak will continue. In... 2,355 Views / 89 Replies  
I think the 2 villain streak will continue. In the 90s push, it was because 2 was more exciting. That was a mistake. In the most recent movie, the creation of the second villain (two-face) was...
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 20, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Woah, at that price point we really are seeing... 1,460 Views / 63 Replies  
Woah, at that price point we really are seeing the re-emergence of the Newton :)

I think if Apple drops the iPod Classic, they're going to lose a lot of potential customers. Americans in general I...
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 7, 2009 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I think the iTunes announcement has me the most... 1,460 Views / 63 Replies  
I think the iTunes announcement has me the most disappointed. I'm glad the pricing tiers aren't $1,$2, and $3, but I expect that the time is not far away that that will become the standard. No DRM...
Posted by SirCastor, on Jan 7, 2009 at 12:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Merry Christmas Everyone! 815 Views / 27 Replies  
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Posted by SirCastor, on Dec 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought that was really cool, very creative. 565 Views / 10 Replies  
I thought that was really cool, very creative.
Posted by SirCastor, on Dec 23, 2008 at 04:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I do not support a bailout of any kind, for any... 4,417 Views / 159 Replies  
I do not support a bailout of any kind, for any industry. In a free market system, your success is proven by your earnings, your profit. The Big 3's trouble is a result of very poor management. It's...
Posted by SirCastor, on Dec 8, 2008 at 08:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Latter-day Saints believe (along with many... 2,339 Views / 183 Replies  
Latter-day Saints believe (along with many Judeo-Christian sects I suspect) that Marriage is an institution of God given in the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve. The second chapter of Genesis (KJV)...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 18, 2008 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The LDS church is comprised of somewhere between... 2,339 Views / 183 Replies  
The LDS church is comprised of somewhere between 12 and 13 million people. Apple, I believe is approximately 20k employees, So yes, the LDS church is significantly larger (person wise)


That's...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 18, 2008 at 12:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
check out This American Life It's excellent. 1,284 Views / 7 Replies  
check out This American Life
It's excellent.
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 7, 2008 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree. Looking at the shadow on the Guard, I... 1,414 Views / 43 Replies  
I agree. Looking at the shadow on the Guard, I think the picture is genuine. It's possible they Photoshopped the legs for some other reason, but I don't think Jong-Il has been superimposed...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 7, 2008 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The tubes will save him! 772 Views / 21 Replies  
The tubes will save him!
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 7, 2008 at 12:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On the contrary, I think it is. Maybe not for the... 1,748 Views / 74 Replies  
On the contrary, I think it is. Maybe not for the whole market Segment, but for our small one-bedroom, my 24" iMac is a great machine for Movies/TV. I'm nudging my wife to get us a TV Tuner for...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 6, 2008 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm a big fan too. Critchon was one of my... 670 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm a big fan too. Critchon was one of my favorite authors. I'm sad.
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
NeoOffice (open Office) has as PPT compatible... 555 Views / 4 Replies  
NeoOffice (open Office) has as PPT compatible component...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 5, 2008 at 04:15 PM, in Applications
Amusing, and a bit of fun :) Actually, as... 612 Views / 20 Replies  
Amusing, and a bit of fun :)

Actually, as soon as I started to read it, It reminded me of this (in which it may have been inspired, or just coincidental.)


As the above, this is just satire,...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't lived in Oregon for several years, so I... 788 Views / 46 Replies  
I haven't lived in Oregon for several years, so I guess I wasn't doing everything right. If you're not aware, Oregon does election by Mail. You get your ballot, fill in your votes, stick it in an...
Posted by SirCastor, on Nov 4, 2008 at 04:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh, and is anyone else surprised that the 20... 1,748 Views / 74 Replies  
Oh, and is anyone else surprised that the 20 Anniversary Mac didn't make the list? Geeze, the Apple TV has sold better than that thing.
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 30, 2008 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never owned a Quicktake, but the only ones I... 1,748 Views / 74 Replies  
I never owned a Quicktake, but the only ones I was familiar with were the kind that looked more like binoculars from the future than a camera.
...
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 30, 2008 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with you. This is not a matter of rights.... 2,339 Views / 183 Replies  
I agree with you. This is not a matter of rights. The basic human rights include life, liberty, property, and "The pursuit of happiness" (which is in my mind really connected to liberty)
The trouble...
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 26, 2008 at 12:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I use blender, but I am by no means a 3D artist,... 622 Views / 3 Replies  
I use blender, but I am by no means a 3D artist, I'm just a guy that goofs around. What I have observed is that a significant number of amateur 3Ders use things like 3DSmax convinced that it is the...
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 14, 2008 at 12:09 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I still think she's pretty attractive. This is... 6,918 Views / 271 Replies  
I still think she's pretty attractive. This is her a few years ago:
http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040914/040914_hamilton_vmed_8a.widec.jpg
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 9, 2008 at 02:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've also only had one firmware update for my... 768 Views / 7 Replies  
I've also only had one firmware update for my keyboard. It's always worked flawlessly. I love it.
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 7, 2008 at 02:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think the conversation is addressing "The War... 504 Views / 26 Replies  
I think the conversation is addressing "The War on Terror" Terrorists, rather than anything homegrown. I also think however, that a terrorist (generally) is a person who has stopped communicating,...
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 1, 2008 at 05:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's a fantastic statement. I think... 504 Views / 26 Replies  
That's a fantastic statement.

I think though, that we're dealing with two very separate things and trying to compare them is awkward. Socialism is a problem which comes from within. It's our...
Posted by SirCastor, on Oct 1, 2008 at 11:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Get yourself a AC-DC inverter for your car. I use... 1,653 Views / 11 Replies  
Get yourself a AC-DC inverter for your car. I use mine all the time.
Posted by SirCastor, on Sep 28, 2008 at 12:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ironically, My brain did not properly fix this... 578 Views / 12 Replies  
Ironically, My brain did not properly fix this one, and I tried to read it as mis-spelled.
Posted by SirCastor, on Sep 22, 2008 at 11:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like the ad. I think it's very Poignant and... 3,315 Views / 193 Replies  
I like the ad. I think it's very Poignant and retaliates on Apple's ads very well.

I think (and forgive me if I'm wrong) most of you are missing the point. Many of you have said that Microsoft is...
Posted by SirCastor, on Sep 19, 2008 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pieces of Flair... 778 Views / 21 Replies  
Pieces of Flair...
Posted by SirCastor, on Sep 15, 2008 at 11:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you mean server side, or client side? Server... 914 Views / 2 Replies  
Do you mean server side, or client side? Server side it's possible, and can probably be done with a shell app or an Applescript. Client side I think it's less likely.
Posted by SirCastor, on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:45 PM, in Developer Center
So really, we should be calling this thread "Ah,... 2,884 Views / 191 Replies  
So really, we should be calling this thread "Ah, a world without people"...? :)
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 28, 2008 at 09:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know I'll probably take some flak for this, but... 2,884 Views / 191 Replies  
I know I'll probably take some flak for this, but for as many problems as religion has brought, it has also provided quite a lot of positive as well. Religion inspires many people to be good,...
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 25, 2008 at 12:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not certain, but I'd guess that the answer is... 20,700 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm not certain, but I'd guess that the answer is no. So far as I know, the SDK doesn't have access to the iPhone's phone capabilities.
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 21, 2008 at 04:10 PM, in Developer Center
jQuery is awesome. For me it was the easiest of... 677 Views / 4 Replies  
jQuery is awesome. For me it was the easiest of the frameworks to learn. I highly recommend it.

You should probably learn basic Javascript before you get too far into jQuery. Some of the little...
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 14, 2008 at 04:38 PM, in Developer Center
I agree. I saw Batman returns when I was 12 and... 7,039 Views / 302 Replies  
I agree. I saw Batman returns when I was 12 and thought it was the greatest thing. My Dad thought it was awful and I could not understand why.

Nolan is doing the DC franchises some good for the...
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 6, 2008 at 02:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
300 miles is possible, but expensive. You can get... 1,064 Views / 31 Replies  
300 miles is possible, but expensive. You can get 300 miles out of a Li-Ion battery pack, but outside of mass production you're spending $30-$40K on that. A large portion of the Tesla's cost is it's...
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 5, 2008 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There are only so many people who have $100,000... 1,064 Views / 31 Replies  
There are only so many people who have $100,000 to spend on a car. I appreciate what Tesla is trying to do, and they have plans for a Sedan at $50,000, eventually hoping to bring it down to ~$30,000....
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 4, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
1) This is not new. The grid was capable of... 1,064 Views / 31 Replies  
1) This is not new. The grid was capable of handing electric cars years ago. (But thanks for posting the article.)

2) It is not the Government's responsibility to provide incentive in the market....
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 4, 2008 at 06:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well I acted too slowly. It looks like they were... 859 Views / 8 Replies  
Well I acted too slowly. It looks like they were sold last week. Oh well. Thanks for all the suggestions folks.
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 4, 2008 at 12:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Specific events aside, my wife received some good... 1,372 Views / 49 Replies  
Specific events aside, my wife received some good advice from the TA in her photography class:
Carry around a notebook with you. When you see something you want to shoot, write down the place, and...
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 3, 2008 at 10:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was impressed by this trailer (in spite of it... 1,082 Views / 20 Replies  
I was impressed by this trailer (in spite of it being ridiculous in terms of capture.)
I like the TR2N spelling. It makes complete sense in terms of the typeface.
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 3, 2008 at 01:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any Use for an old G5 case? 859 Views / 8 Replies  
The university down here has a surplus dept full of old computers. Among them are two old G5s that apparently the MotherBoards failed on. The Computers have been stripped of all their components,...
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 3, 2008 at 01:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I loved reading this from my American... 1,396 Views / 84 Replies  
I loved reading this from my American point-of-view/lexicon BTW.
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 1, 2008 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Like lavar78, I prefer having my mental... 1,396 Views / 84 Replies  
Like lavar78, I prefer having my mental faculties. I wouldn't smoke it. (or drink for that matter)
Posted by SirCastor, on Aug 1, 2008 at 10:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, I think mentioning the bus is the... 1,585 Views / 64 Replies  
Unfortunately, I think mentioning the bus is the point. Anyone who has ridden on a public bus (whether municipal or commercial) can attest that there are always a few weirdos on board. This is...
Posted by SirCastor, on Jul 31, 2008 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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