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$49 for a FM radio? Can you say... 1,313 Views / 29 Replies  
$49 for a FM radio?

Can you say disappointed? Why not just roll-in FM into a new iPod?

I bought the the $39 remote for the 1st-gen iPod but that was because that unit was so big. Given the...
Posted by vmpaul, on Jan 10, 2006 at 04:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
News that breaks my heart. Truly sad, very sad... 7,812 Views / 223 Replies  
News that breaks my heart. Truly sad, very sad news.

He was a font of wisdom, perspective and experience. I don't know that anyone can say we truly know people that post here but zigzag's...
Posted by vmpaul, on Aug 12, 2005 at 10:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You probably don't remember but you were involved... 309 Views / 3 Replies  
You probably don't remember but you were involved in one of my first big political arguments. It was pre-Political Lounge. I was defending the inevitable Iraqi-invaison (he types sheepishly). What...
Posted by vmpaul, on May 29, 2005 at 03:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't been around lately either (lurking a... 309 Views / 3 Replies  
I haven't been around lately either (lurking a bit) but I just had to drop in to say where the h*ll have you been? I'd probably hang around more if the old gang showed up more.

Anyway, maybe again...
Posted by vmpaul, on May 29, 2005 at 03:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Since nobody had any answers I'll follow-up with... 618 Views / 2 Replies  
Since nobody had any answers I'll follow-up with the solution I found.

Seems if you Export the mp4 as DivX AVI (not regular AVI) file it seems to fix the syncing problem when you burn with...
Posted by vmpaul, on May 13, 2005 at 10:33 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Bill must think Apple hasn't learned anything in... 1,265 Views / 47 Replies  
Bill must think Apple hasn't learned anything in the last 25 years. He seems to have forgotten some history himself.

The ONLY reason Windows took over the world was because it shipped on...
Posted by vmpaul, on May 13, 2005 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There'll be a program on this tomorrow on Science... 421 Views / 1 Replies  
There'll be a program on this tomorrow on Science Friday (http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/2005/May/hour2_051305.html) on NPR. Should be available to stream after broadcast.

It's encouraging but...
Posted by vmpaul, on May 12, 2005 at 07:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
mp4 to DVD, sync problems 618 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got a bunch of video files from my DVD recorder that I've digitized using Handbrake. (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21117)

Formerly, using other formats besides mp4, if I...
Posted by vmpaul, on May 12, 2005 at 06:22 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're... 1,811 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're talking about but I've found that saving off PDF files from Safari (my main PDF acticity) often generates it's own uniquely named file. It must depend on...
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 23, 2005 at 11:23 PM, in Mac OS X
That IS cool. Thanks. Looks like you have to be... 1,811 Views / 21 Replies  
That IS cool. Thanks. Looks like you have to be quick to click on the correct link. They are links, correct?

I'd like to see something like that tied to Mail.app.
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 23, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, that's a good reduction. Maybe in... 1,811 Views / 21 Replies  
Yeah, that's a good reduction. Maybe in combination with Automator and PDF services I could get it down to one step. Can't wait to try it.

Thanks.
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 23, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Now that I've seen this for a couple days... ... 4,302 Views / 204 Replies  
Now that I've seen this for a couple days...

The biggest problem is that the Message boxes have no hierarchy. The Date-Time stamp is the same size as the message contents. As is the Signature...
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 21, 2005 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm wondering if it can automate the creation of... 1,811 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm wondering if it can automate the creation of a PDF document.

Right now, you select 'Print', than 'Save as a PDF', and then pick a place to file the PDF. I'd like to do it with one keystroke or...
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 21, 2005 at 07:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Girl fight. That's hawt. 1,409 Views / 38 Replies  
Girl fight. That's hawt.
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 21, 2005 at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, that RSS screensaver looks interesting.... 1,811 Views / 21 Replies  
Wow, that RSS screensaver looks interesting. Can't wait.
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 21, 2005 at 04:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: A good companion for your iPod headphones 3,304 Views / 85 Replies  
Really? I like mine. They are heavier than I expected (slight pull on the headphones when it's hung loose), but that's easily fixed. If my Shuffle is on an armband, I just tuck into the armband. If...
Posted by vmpaul, on Apr 1, 2005 at 02:15 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
And the legal system sees no conflict. Yet you... 28,660 Views / 1,440 Replies  
And the legal system sees no conflict. Yet you do, based on....?



You have a bad habit of projecting, you know? I never said he was perfect. I never said the judicial system is perfect. It is...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 24, 2005 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You don't know him, do you? The only reason you... 28,660 Views / 1,440 Replies  
You don't know him, do you? The only reason you see conflict is because you're projecting motivations on him. The only conflict here is from those trying to impose their will into a private matter...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 24, 2005 at 02:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's been argued that his strong emotional reason... 28,660 Views / 1,440 Replies  
It's been argued that his strong emotional reason is because he wants to see his wife's wishes be fulfilled. As far as the financial side of it, I've heard many conflicting stories on this. At the...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 23, 2005 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Conflict of interest? He's her husband. He's the... 28,660 Views / 1,440 Replies  
Conflict of interest? He's her husband. He's the one who's been by her side for these dozen or so years. He's the one she expressed her wish not to be kept like this. How is their commitments to each...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 22, 2005 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I have no doubt that taking people out of... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
Well, I have no doubt that taking people out of their cars, right now, and making them 'ride a bike' to work would lead to massive cultural and economic impacts. I know in my region (Bay Area) that...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 22, 2005 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's the WHOLE point. It isn't a necessity to... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
That's the WHOLE point. It isn't a necessity to buy bottled water in this country. It IS more of a necessity to buy gas to get to your place of employment. That is true of the majority of employed...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 22, 2005 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Be my guest. Sleep with it under your pillow if... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
Be my guest. Sleep with it under your pillow if you want.

How naive can you be. You take the majority of people on the highways right now and have them 'ride a bike' or rely on our underdeveloped...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 22, 2005 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh brother. :rolleyes: ...and in other... 518 Views / 15 Replies  
Oh brother. :rolleyes:

...and in other news: (http://www.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/03/19/dems.radio/index.html)


Demonize one side all you want, but it seems to me that it no matter what side...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 22, 2005 at 11:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, that rise seems similar to ours. I... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
Actually, that rise seems similar to ours. I guess it just sounds, and feels, more dramatic when it gets over $2.00 and into the $2.25 range.

All of a sudden something that cost $37 to fill is now...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Diller is an acquisition guy. He doesn't... 460 Views / 8 Replies  
Diller is an acquisition guy. He doesn't necessarily get involved in building a business, let alone providing guidance for a high tech company like Jeeves.

It'll be interesting to see where this...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:eek: That's all? What is it normally? I... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
:eek: That's all? What is it normally?

I haven't seen it $1.89 in the Bay Area for ages.
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 01:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Outrageous yes, but look at the trade-offs -... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
Outrageous yes, but look at the trade-offs - lower automobile ownership, more mass transit, etc. It's the debate that continually rages here whenever gas prices rise.
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 01:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True. Does the price vary as much in Europe... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
True.

Does the price vary as much in Europe as it does here? It seems like we've had swings into and over the $2.50 range (in CA) several times in the last year. It's easier to get used to when...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 01:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the distinction between low and high gas... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
I think the distinction between low and high gas mileage vehicles is muddier than the line between tap and bottled water. (No pun intended)

In this country bottled water is an absolute luxury,...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, but you don't buy it 25 gallons at a time.... 1,832 Views / 106 Replies  
Yeah, but you don't buy it 25 gallons at a time. And bottled water isn't a necessity, it's a luxury. If it ever became too high people would switch back to tap water.

Not to spit on your analogy,...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's how the Pistons handled Shaq and the... 657 Views / 15 Replies  
That's how the Pistons handled Shaq and the Lakers in the Finals last year. That's why they are World Champs.
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No kidding, I saw this today and laughed. Almost... 460 Views / 8 Replies  
No kidding, I saw this today and laughed. Almost looks like it's Bubble time again.

from the article: Net income rose to $17.5 million and revenue rose to $86.1 million from $31.8 million a year...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 21, 2005 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
^^ Accepted. Intentional or not, I hope you... 1,898 Views / 79 Replies  
^^ Accepted.

Intentional or not, I hope you can see the irony and humor between the content of your post and how you posted it. It'd be worthless otherwise. :)
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 20, 2005 at 02:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:bump: I'm bumping this thread because I've... 2,662 Views / 23 Replies  
:bump:

I'm bumping this thread because I've had this problem for a week and this solved it.

For all those in a similar situation, this thread should be kept alive. The beauty of MacNN.
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 20, 2005 at 02:43 PM, in Networking
Is that your excuse? You don't post links because... 1,898 Views / 79 Replies  
Is that your excuse? You don't post links because no one will use it? How do you know no one will use it? I do. I use them often if I think the poster has made a compelling argument. Geez, zigzag was...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 19, 2005 at 04:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Re: Re: Geez... 1,898 Views / 79 Replies  
:eek: That's hilarious.

Your Google-Fu is impressive. :thumbsup:
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 17, 2005 at 10:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
PSA #1: How to order the songs on your Shuffle... 972 Views / 7 Replies  
PSA #1: How to order the songs on your Shuffle using an iTunes Playlist

Organise the tracks as you want them in iTunes in a Playlist
Control-click on playlist in source list.
Select...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 16, 2005 at 01:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
First, I'll believe it when I see it. We've had... 2,080 Views / 84 Replies  
First, I'll believe it when I see it. We've had reports of a 2-button mouse sighting for years. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if it happened. It's not like Steve has never backtracked on anything...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 16, 2005 at 01:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it took me a month to glance through the... 972 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah, it took me a month to glance through the manual.

As for being useful...I find it to be useful if only because it's the only way to truly navigate without a screen. Especially if you have a...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 15, 2005 at 01:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ok, I've figured this out. Not that anybody here... 972 Views / 7 Replies  
Ok, I've figured this out. Not that anybody here was any help.

As long as the Shuffle is in PLAY IN ORDER mode, hitting the Play/Pause button 3 times quickly will take you to the top of your...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 15, 2005 at 11:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Shuffle: 'Go to beginning of playlist' 972 Views / 7 Replies  
Has anybody been able to do this? I had my Shuffle a month before I read the manual and when i saw this feature I thought - 'great, maybe I do have some control over what to play'.

But I can't...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 14, 2005 at 02:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've had a good experience with these from ... 1,189 Views / 33 Replies  
I've had a good experience with these from Waterfield (http://www.sfbags.com/products/ipodcase/ipod.htm). Very good quality and a little bit more storage room for headphones. They come with good...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 13, 2005 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It isn't just his past legal history I would be... 1,719 Views / 79 Replies  
It isn't just his past legal history I would be weary of, just look at him. He obviously has deep psychological, self-esteem issues to disfigure himself in that way. It borders on self-mutalation....
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 12, 2005 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
^^For computer or entertainment uses? 732 Views / 23 Replies  
^^For computer or entertainment uses?
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 10, 2005 at 09:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is the kind of behavior that is probably... 1,719 Views / 79 Replies  
This is the kind of behavior that is probably driving his defense attorney crazy. First he delays the trial a week because he had the 'flu', now this. He's acting like, for lack of a better term, a...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 10, 2005 at 01:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree. It also shoots down the whole 'a display... 1,161 Views / 35 Replies  
I agree. It also shoots down the whole 'a display will kill the battery' whine we heard when the Shuffle was introduced. 50 hours of battery life is more than enough. Geez, 25hrs would be enough.
...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 9, 2005 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, that's not a bad effort for Sony.... 1,161 Views / 35 Replies  
Actually, that's not a bad effort for Sony. Especially considering how awful a job they've been doing lately.

50 hours of battery life, a display and MP3. That's pretty cool. At a reasonable price...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 8, 2005 at 11:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's a bummer for Illinois. I was hoping... 762 Views / 26 Replies  
That's a bummer for Illinois.

I was hoping to see another undefeated team. What was the last one? Was it Indiana in the 70's? 80's?
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 6, 2005 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not certain but I'd bet there's some money... 563 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm not certain but I'd bet there's some money allocated in the new Bush budget for a wannabe journalist. You'd have to say the 'right' things in your interview though.

Do you have any escort...
Posted by vmpaul, on Mar 6, 2005 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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