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In my experience... 953 Views / 20 Replies  
And I can only speak from personal experience here. I figured I would chime in.
I'm in my 3rd (or 4th, depending on how you count) year of Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in......
Posted by Arcayx, on Jun 11, 2004 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quick Test 1,253 Views / 14 Replies  
I just did a quick test on mine. I have the performance set to reduced on battery power, and I brought the LCD screen to its lowest setting. I am not doing anything graphical that would require heavy...
Posted by Arcayx, on May 5, 2004 at 04:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are they hot: Not yet. 1,932 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, so far at least.
At 4:32 today, my PowerBook arrived. I've burned about 8 DVD-R discs in a row, and I've been doing other stuff at the same time. Running the processor at 100% the entire time,...
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 30, 2004 at 02:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Order Shipped 15,603 Views / 396 Replies  
Man am I ever jazzed about this.

Shipped on 4/24
Ordered in the evening, on the day of release.
15" BTO with the 5400 rpm drive and extra VRAM (of course!)
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 24, 2004 at 03:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: SHIPPED BOOOO YAAAAA 15,603 Views / 396 Replies  
Your first Mac!
Lucky you... You'll enjoy it.
Still waiting here.
I think I'll be last in line here because I'm Canadian. ;)
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 22, 2004 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Open 15,603 Views / 396 Replies  
I ordered a 1.5 15 inch BTO, including a faster HD and 128 video memory, on Monday evening. The order is still open. I'm replacing my rev. A Ti 500 MHz.

I am expecting good things. No doubt....
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 21, 2004 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Televio Card Troubles 2,040 Views / 46 Replies  
Oh, I paid for one, so I guess I purchased it. But got nothing for the money.

So I ordered a Televio card (direct from the company) and they charged my credit card for it. I never got anything and...
Posted by Arcayx, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Televio Card Troubles 517 Views / 6 Replies  
So I ordered a Televio card (direct from the company) and they charged my credit card for it. I never got anything and the company would not give me any further information. They told me they shipped...
Posted by Arcayx, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Televio Card Troubles 978 Views / 9 Replies  
So I ordered a Televio card (direct from the company) and they charged my credit card for it. I never got anything and the company would not give me any further information. They told me they shipped...
Posted by Arcayx, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Televio Card Troubles 393 Views / 2 Replies  
So I ordered the Telvio cards (direct from the company) and they charged my credit card for it. I never got anything and the company would not give me any further information. They told me they...
Posted by Arcayx, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Televio Card 424 Views / 3 Replies  
So I ordered one of their cards (direct from the company) and they charged my credit card for it. I never got anything and the company would not give me any further information. They told me they...
Posted by Arcayx, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Televio troubles 2,298 Views / 42 Replies  
So I ordered one of their cards (direct from the company) and they charged my credit card for it. I never got anything and the company would not give me any further information. They told me they...
Posted by Arcayx, on Oct 20, 2003 at 08:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: ibook goes dead 617 Views / 4 Replies  
I personally don't know 100% for sure if your problems were caused by the drive overheating, but it certainly sounds drive specific. What I do know is what the flashing folder icon meant: It means...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 12, 2003 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After the initial crash, I opened the computer... 617 Views / 4 Replies  
After the initial crash, I opened the computer and removed the hard drive. We put it in a firewire enclosure and downloaded all the important data from it. Then we put it back into the iBook.
The...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 9, 2003 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mysteriously Dead iBook 617 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a snow white iBook with 384 MB of RAM sitting in front of me. Its the DVD model with a 500 MHz clock. The machine has not been overclocked. The bottom of the case has been painted blue.

The...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 9, 2003 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds in Microsoft Word 159 Views / 0 Replies  
I know how to turn the notification sounds off in Entourage. But for the life of me I can not figure out how this is done in Word.
These save, open, paste, etc. noises annoy me to no end, especially...
Posted by Arcayx, on Jun 22, 2002 at 07:12 PM, in Applications
Rather elementary answer. Just hit 't' and... 323 Views / 2 Replies  
Rather elementary answer.

Just hit 't' and then 'f' with the visualizer is running.
The 't' will turn off frame rate capping
The 'f' will display the framrate in the top left.

Now here is the...
Posted by Arcayx, on May 27, 2002 at 06:13 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Okay, I'd like to see/hear about how the paint... 4,575 Views / 17 Replies  
Okay, I'd like to see/hear about how the paint stripping goes.
What are you planning on doing once all the paint is gone? I was thinking about a shiny black paint. Something along those lines for my...
Posted by Arcayx, on May 25, 2002 at 01:59 PM, in Hardware Hacking
This chip is made my IBM, not Moto. Which means... 492 Views / 39 Replies  
This chip is made my IBM, not Moto. Which means the architecture is a LOT better than that of a G4.
The chip is not "crippled" without altivec. It still does exactly what it was designed to do. Low...
Posted by Arcayx, on May 21, 2002 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
From www.cbc.ca (http://www.cbc.ca) ... 472 Views / 31 Replies  
From www.cbc.ca (http://www.cbc.ca)




Yeah, people joking about this pisses me off.
Now I won't even SAY what I'm thinking right now, after reading this story.
You can all draw your own...
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 18, 2002 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I looked first, but not closelt enough... 293 Views / 1 Replies  
Okay, I looked first, but not closelt enough obviously.
Sorry for posting this when there's already a thread on it.
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 18, 2002 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Americans bomb and kill Canadian Allies. 293 Views / 1 Replies  
From www.cbc.ca: (http://www.cbc.ca:)



It seems to me like the Americans have been making a LOT of mistakes lately. Killing their own, and now killing ours. I'd like to know what other people...
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 18, 2002 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I just thought I would point this out. Has... 376 Views / 34 Replies  
I just thought I would point this out.

Has anyone else noticed that its always referred to as "Jaguar" or "the next version"

Why does everyone assume it -will- be labelled 10.2?
I haven't seen...
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 17, 2002 at 02:05 PM, in Mac OS X
That van's a rockin' Do go a knockin'!! 1,226 Views / 42 Replies  
That van's a rockin'

Do go a knockin'!!
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 2, 2002 at 10:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think anyone ever claimed that the G4... 480 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't think anyone ever claimed that the G4 iMac would support real time rendering.
Consumer computer != professional features.
No L3 cache.
From http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/specs.html

...
Posted by Arcayx, on Apr 1, 2002 at 09:22 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
There is always a background humming noise. ... 349 Views / 21 Replies  
There is always a background humming noise.

The best way to check if the fan is on is to look. I kid you not.

When running the computer, just pop off the keyboard. If the fan is running, you'll...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 28, 2002 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmmmm.... When I was younger, I used to love... 1,076 Views / 79 Replies  
Hmmmm....

When I was younger, I used to love the Iron Man cartoon.
George of the Jungle was always good, but it was on too early. I almost never caught it.
Then there was Sonic the Hedgehog.
...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 28, 2002 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm working on "Billions and Billions" by Carl... 467 Views / 44 Replies  
I'm working on "Billions and Billions" by Carl Sagan right now.
Great book if you're looking for a stiff reality check.

Just finished "The Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene. That took...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 28, 2002 at 09:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From what I know, either the audio or the video... 417 Views / 5 Replies  
From what I know, either the audio or the video runs slightly fast. The reccomended approach is to import the video into Final Cut Pro and extend its length to about 101% or so. Buy testing different...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 27, 2002 at 11:20 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
My personal best: 8600/300 This machine was... 710 Views / 50 Replies  
My personal best:
8600/300
This machine was WICKED for a long time. (The 9600 was probably better but it was too expensive for me at the time so I have no basis for any judgement)
It still is...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 26, 2002 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bul$hitters piss me off. You know who I mean. ... 309 Views / 36 Replies  
Bul$hitters piss me off.
You know who I mean.
Those people who have seen/done/own something better than you, no matter what it is.
They make everything a competition.
And half the time, they have...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 26, 2002 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I decided to go with only the top five games of... 454 Views / 48 Replies  
I decided to go with only the top five games of all time in my opinion.
Forget this console/computer stuff.

So here we go...

5) Deus Ex
4) Final Fantasy Tactics
3) Unreal Tournament
2)...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 23, 2002 at 02:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I'm going to get more serious about this. ... 351 Views / 27 Replies  
Okay, I'm going to get more serious about this.

1) The true nature of matter. I'd like to see some closure on supersymmetric string theory. Human understanding of M-Theory.
2) The origin of the...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 21, 2002 at 10:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From TO, by car, you could probably make it to... 314 Views / 17 Replies  
From TO, by car, you could probably make it to Manitoba in about... 16 hours. But you'd be REALLY pushing it. I mean, no stops or breaks of any kind other than to gas up. No food or meals. And you'd...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 21, 2002 at 03:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I didn't already have a 5GB iPod I would get... 709 Views / 92 Replies  
If I didn't already have a 5GB iPod I would get one that says

Look in the mirror.
Oh God, you're fugly.


To go along with the mirrored back of the iPod.

I think THAT would be cool.
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 21, 2002 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Something similar happened to me. I was with a... 13,419 Views / 25 Replies  
Something similar happened to me.
I was with a girl for quite a while and I went away to university.
We kept up the long distance thing and it was still great.
She came to visit me over the...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 21, 2002 at 09:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just a comment to confirm what someone else... 613 Views / 52 Replies  
Just a comment to confirm what someone else mentioned:
You can forget the big things.
When there's a girl hanging around you the next morning who has always been sorta a friend but never really...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 20, 2002 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cipher, are you actually a Mac user? Not trying... 469 Views / 6 Replies  
Cipher, are you actually a Mac user?
Not trying to be confrontational, but I see a lot of your posts and +90% of them are very negative towards the platform.
Just curious.
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 20, 2002 at 09:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
I read that it was a technical issue (something... 295 Views / 6 Replies  
I read that it was a technical issue (something to do with cahce or whatnot) that Apple hasn't been helping the upgrade companies with.
How much could a 667 MHz G4 chip possibly cost? (not the...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 20, 2002 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, it WAS Twin Lakes Ontario. I was born and... 494 Views / 30 Replies  
Yeah, it WAS Twin Lakes Ontario. I was born and raised in Nakina, Ontario. Twin is less then 10 km out of town.

Crazy.... what are the odds of someone actually KNOWING about that place. (total...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 19, 2002 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Will not work on a Mac. Lindows uses Wine. ... 387 Views / 19 Replies  
Will not work on a Mac.
Lindows uses Wine.
WINE IS NOT EMULATION.
Its a recursive acronym.

And since you won't catch me dead owning a beige PC, I won't be using it.
Although if I had to use a...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 19, 2002 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to chase beavers in Twin Lakes with a... 494 Views / 30 Replies  
I used to chase beavers in Twin Lakes with a friend of mine. We used a canoe. Beavers can move awfully fast. Especially when we were using paddles and the beavers had huge head-starts.
Plus, when...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 19, 2002 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I want a copy BIG TIME. Please. I... 379 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, I want a copy BIG TIME.
Please.

I have to say - lately I've been downloading all the old Futurama episodes I've missed because of its horrible time slot.
Its the only TV show ever that's...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 18, 2002 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
GeForce 4 Ti.... Mmmmm.... I got my shipping... 381 Views / 14 Replies  
GeForce 4 Ti.... Mmmmm....

I got my shipping confirmation yesterday.
But it wasn't mine, it was friend's
But he wasn't my friend. He was a rabid wolf.
And he ate my feet right off.

Wait......
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 14, 2002 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Who's putting it forward? I don't think the... 393 Views / 38 Replies  
Who's putting it forward?

I don't think the Liberals really care about the tax on blank CDs, either way...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 14, 2002 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The TiBook has 1 MB of external cache running at... 557 Views / 6 Replies  
The TiBook has 1 MB of external cache running at half the processor speed.
The iBook has 256 KB of on-chip L2 cache running at full processor speed (we're basically talking IBM technology Vs. Moto)...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 14, 2002 at 11:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Finally. A thread for the rest of us. I'm an... 393 Views / 38 Replies  
Finally. A thread for the rest of us.
I'm an engineering student at the University of Waterloo.
Maybe someone here has actually HEARD of it.
No one else in the world has.

Although I come from...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 14, 2002 at 09:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I see a lot of people who have the white Apple... 424 Views / 20 Replies  
I see a lot of people who have the white Apple sticker on their vehicles.

I've only seen two people who had the old multi-colored Apple on their vans. Or trucks (never on a car)

Wait, I almost...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 12, 2002 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Major cool. Really very cool. I am sure it... 358 Views / 5 Replies  
Major cool.
Really very cool.
I am sure it will be as good as the original, and more.

All the EV goodness... How I have missed my old Kestrel (sp?)
Its been so long...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 12, 2002 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I actually tried it out. Mega weird. I... 318 Views / 20 Replies  
I actually tried it out.

Mega weird.
I could see using it as some sort of propaganda machine on my Ti.

"Oh, nice laptop. You've got XP"
"Yes. But I have a special version. Check out this...
Posted by Arcayx, on Mar 12, 2002 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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