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The star wars films don't sink as low as the SH... 926 Views / 19 Replies  
The star wars films don't sink as low as the SH movie does in it's worse moments, but there's also nothing in them that's even half as cool as the better scenes in this film (eg. the Janitor or...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Apr 24, 2006 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
smultron (http://smultron.sourceforge.net/) 697 Views / 13 Replies  
smultron (http://smultron.sourceforge.net/)
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Sep 12, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in Applications
It wasn't invented by anyone. The reason why... 3,225 Views / 83 Replies  
It wasn't invented by anyone. The reason why digital quantities tend to be powers of 2 (or multiples of powers of 2) is that computers 'count' in binary, not with their fingers. 1K is 1024 bytes...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 22, 2005 at 04:38 PM, in macOS
I've seen the Vista beta, and I have to say I was... 1,957 Views / 39 Replies  
I've seen the Vista beta, and I have to say I was surprised at how little things have changed since XP. I was expecting a lot more, but it (from the user perspective anyway) doesn't have much in the...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 8, 2005 at 02:27 PM, in macOS
But I'm already running 10.4.2 7,983 Views / 115 Replies  
But I'm already running 10.4.2
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 15, 2005 at 04:23 AM, in macOS
Software update had stopped working for me... 7,983 Views / 115 Replies  
Software update had stopped working for me sometime before 10.4.2, and it still doesn't work with 10.4.2 installed (it crashes half way though checking for updates).

I can make it work again by...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 14, 2005 at 06:21 PM, in macOS
Haha that's fantastic. It actually is a bootable... 16,252 Views / 102 Replies  
Haha that's fantastic. It actually is a bootable image that boots to a framebuffer of ******!

You have to give it to the slashdot trolls, they're certainly imaginative.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 15, 2005 at 06:20 PM, in macOS
Macamp lite X might be what you're looking for: ... 899 Views / 22 Replies  
Macamp lite X might be what you're looking for:

http://www.arcticlounge.com/maltx/index.php
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 1, 2005 at 06:48 PM, in Applications
Looking at the man page for mdimport, you could... 941 Views / 11 Replies  
Looking at the man page for mdimport, you could try the following in a terminal

sudo mdimport -r /System/Library/Spotlight/PDF.mdimporter

That would ask Spotlight to reindex all of the PDF...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 7, 2005 at 10:51 AM, in macOS
h264 version played back perfectly for me with... 6,379 Views / 59 Replies  
h264 version played back perfectly for me with Tiger on an iBook G4 800.

Best streamed video quality I've seen.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 7, 2005 at 07:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In the terminal, type: ls -l and drag a... 941 Views / 11 Replies  
In the terminal, type:

ls -l

and drag a pdf the above mentioned pdf into window and press return. What is displayed?
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 6, 2005 at 04:04 PM, in macOS
Yep, I posted about this on the other spotlight... 977 Views / 12 Replies  
Yep, I posted about this on the other spotlight complaints thread.

I'm surprised this made it through testing.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 4, 2005 at 09:01 AM, in macOS
How is searching for a specific filetype a bogus... 3,095 Views / 51 Replies  
How is searching for a specific filetype a bogus search? That's one of the most obvious type of searches anyone is likely to do! And it doesn't 'slow down' Spotlight, it completely hangs the Finder...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 2, 2005 at 07:18 PM, in macOS
Try the following: 1) Bring up a find window... 3,095 Views / 51 Replies  
Try the following:

1) Bring up a find window (command-F in finder)
2) Change the 'Kind->Any' to 'Kind->Others'.
3) Begin typing the name of a file format (eg jpeg) in the new text field

What...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 2, 2005 at 03:48 PM, in macOS
My problem with spotlight is the performance,... 3,095 Views / 51 Replies  
My problem with spotlight is the performance, which isn't really as great as I'd hoped for.

An average search from the standard spotlight interface takes about ~5 seconds to return the majority of...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 2, 2005 at 10:53 AM, in macOS
Just because the mp3 format doesn't make it easy... 12,579 Views / 74 Replies  
Just because the mp3 format doesn't make it easy to support gapless playback, doesn't mean Apple shouldn't expend the meagre engineering effort required to solve the problem.

Winamp has been able...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on May 1, 2005 at 06:00 AM, in Applications
This is FUD. All that .NET will provide is a drop... 2,660 Views / 72 Replies  
This is FUD. All that .NET will provide is a drop in replacement for VB for those companies that write their in-house stuff in VB. But companies like that wouldn't touch Apple with a 1000ft bargepole...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Feb 5, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in macOS
Poll: Re: Re: Re: Lame 16,167 Views / 153 Replies  
The fact that it syncs with iTunes is a huge factor. On the mac especially, it's the only game in town. I don't like other media players, and I certainly don't want to be dragging and dropping files...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jan 13, 2005 at 01:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: I already have 40 headphones for portables and a... 16,167 Views / 153 Replies  
I already have 40 headphones for portables and a high quality pair of cans for at home. I would never use the iPod headphones. As I explained earlier this is a problem inherent to the small...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jan 13, 2005 at 09:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Sure, but all previous iPods had essentially the... 16,167 Views / 153 Replies  
Sure, but all previous iPods had essentially the same feature set. This is a new offering with a new feature set so nothing is guaranteed.



There was an inferred 'in my opinion' in my original...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jan 13, 2005 at 06:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Question - is there any way of getting eq? I... 16,167 Views / 153 Replies  
Question - is there any way of getting eq? I don't imagine there is but every portable audio device I've owned for a decade has had a need for bass boost, so without that the shuffle would be a non...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jan 12, 2005 at 06:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Had a chance to play with this build today, and I... 38,234 Views / 403 Replies  
Had a chance to play with this build today, and I did a couple of test that may be interesting to some people (SYN in particular).

If you do in the terminal:

cd Desktop
touch foo

The file...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Nov 8, 2004 at 07:00 PM, in macOS
Another thing is that they need to implement... 5,475 Views / 75 Replies  
Another thing is that they need to implement support for the small aqua widget set in web forms (although that may break jaguar support).
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Sep 8, 2004 at 09:25 PM, in Applications
I know people reading this thread don't want to... 77,364 Views / 815 Replies  
I know people reading this thread don't want to hear this - but it is the case that the majority of people aren't experiencing this problem. So if you've just bought a Mac and it's crashing all the...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Sep 8, 2004 at 07:27 PM, in macOS
The good: 1) New tabs are fast and... 5,475 Views / 75 Replies  
The good:

1) New tabs are fast and responsive, unlike the Safari tabs which bog down the program incredibly when a new page is loading.

2) Overall speed is v. good.

The bad:

1) Page...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Sep 8, 2004 at 06:27 PM, in Applications
'How much better it sounds'. Well if you like all... 3,323 Views / 50 Replies  
'How much better it sounds'. Well if you like all of your music to be uniformly compressed and slightly clipped then perhaps it does make everything sounds better.

Although, to be honest if you're...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 20, 2004 at 05:53 PM, in Applications
<sarcasm>Makes you wonder why producers don't run... 3,323 Views / 50 Replies  
<sarcasm>Makes you wonder why producers don't run their final mixdowns through it, just plug an output from your $20,000 mixing desk into an iBook and away you go!</sarcasm>
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 17, 2004 at 05:23 PM, in Applications
We're replying to orangep0ny, who resurrected the... 1,282 Views / 15 Replies  
We're replying to orangep0ny, who resurrected the thread yesterday.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 16, 2004 at 03:05 PM, in macOS
No he means virtual consoles, accessed on Linux... 1,282 Views / 15 Replies  
No he means virtual consoles, accessed on Linux via ctrl-alt-f[1-7]

Very handy if X starts playing up.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 16, 2004 at 07:55 AM, in macOS
The inference isn't that all teenagers look at... 868 Views / 22 Replies  
The inference isn't that all teenagers look at pr0n. The inference is that most do. If you disagree with this then you must have led an extremely sheltered life.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Aug 2, 2004 at 08:31 AM, in macOS
You're almost certainly correct that this is due... 2,045 Views / 36 Replies  
You're almost certainly correct that this is due to a rogue process. I had a similar problem with the auto-update process from the Office 2004 demo. Once I killed it, my iBook would happily sleep...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 29, 2004 at 05:18 AM, in macOS
When you say they won't sleep, do you mean even... 2,045 Views / 36 Replies  
When you say they won't sleep, do you mean even if you tell it to sleep manually?
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 28, 2004 at 05:24 PM, in macOS
I'm sure SH knows this, but I'll add it just for... 958 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm sure SH knows this, but I'll add it just for clarity.

There are very, very few reasons why you need to enable the root account on OS X. If you need root-like capabilities at a shell, use 'sudo...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 25, 2004 at 03:01 PM, in macOS
Hope the fix the excruciatingly over the top... 1,007 Views / 17 Replies  
Hope the fix the excruciatingly over the top difficultly level for the port.

It made the game unplayable as a SP game.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 22, 2004 at 07:55 PM, in Gaming
Dude, I'm not trying to rubbish you for one... 1,708 Views / 37 Replies  
Dude, I'm not trying to rubbish you for one opinion here, but I just wanted to point out to anyone that hasn't actually used XP this (http://www.petri.co.il/images/search.jpg) is what it's search...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 21, 2004 at 03:44 PM, in macOS
Totally disagree. Let's say I have some tag that... 2,198 Views / 30 Replies  
Totally disagree. Let's say I have some tag that I want to use to link a group of files, eg 'Project'. It would be trivial to create a droplet which I could drag a file onto to add this piece of...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 20, 2004 at 08:50 AM, in macOS
So what you're saying is, you have a PC that you... 1,960 Views / 55 Replies  
So what you're saying is, you have a PC that you use for some stuff, and a Mac which you use for other stuff, depending on the particular strengths of the platform.

Hate to break it to you, but...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 8, 2004 at 03:48 PM, in macOS
If by pixelated you mean displayed at a dpi lower... 3,261 Views / 62 Replies  
If by pixelated you mean displayed at a dpi lower than that of the display, then without vector based widgets the display will be pixelated (unless the widget bitmaps are made much larger and then...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 7, 2004 at 09:20 AM, in macOS
Rendering time I don't see as a problem since the... 3,261 Views / 62 Replies  
Rendering time I don't see as a problem since the rendered bitmap can be pre-cached. As for making the icon look good at a range of sizes, I don't see why that would be anymore of a problem than with...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 6, 2004 at 07:26 AM, in macOS
Not sure what your point is - would you like... 39,402 Views / 377 Replies  
Not sure what your point is - would you like Apple to delay this technology for a few years until capable graphics cards are common?

I don't see how that would benefit anyone.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 5, 2004 at 06:06 AM, in macOS
Yep, FX 5200 is the lowest end nvidia card that... 39,402 Views / 377 Replies  
Yep, FX 5200 is the lowest end nvidia card that supports programmable shaders. Unfortunately it's performance in this area is pretty terrible (try playing a DX9 game with the shader effects turned on...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 4, 2004 at 06:27 AM, in macOS
The problem that I see with Adobe adopting this... 5,222 Views / 102 Replies  
The problem that I see with Adobe adopting this technology is that to make full use of it they'd have to fork the Mac/Windows codebases totally. Sure they could just allow the use of CoreImage...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 4, 2004 at 06:05 AM, in macOS
I think the reason you need a modern graphics... 39,402 Views / 377 Replies  
I think the reason you need a modern graphics card is that the ripple effect utilises CoreImage which is built using programmable shaders which is a relatively new thing (it means the same as having...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 4, 2004 at 05:57 AM, in macOS
Edit: Oops - I should learn to read... 1,132 Views / 22 Replies  
Edit: Oops - I should learn to read...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 3, 2004 at 08:15 AM, in macOS
Am I the only one that's really fricking... 39,402 Views / 377 Replies  
Am I the only one that's really fricking interested in this? Do you notice the text speedup anywhere else? Safari/word scrolling? I'm surprised it only appears to have affected text, I'd have thought...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jul 1, 2004 at 08:25 AM, in macOS
Well my humble apologies to Arn at macrumors.... 7,064 Views / 102 Replies  
Well my humble apologies to Arn at macrumors. Although I'm still amazed to have the first Tiger leak come from GNAA of all places.
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 28, 2004 at 08:07 PM, in macOS
I'm really surprised that macrumors would post... 7,064 Views / 102 Replies  
I'm really surprised that macrumors would post something like this, and on the front page originally as well.

I mean, if ANYTHING should have made it obvious that this was a fake you would have...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 27, 2004 at 06:24 AM, in macOS
I'm not sure what their wages have to do with it... 12,541 Views / 809 Replies  
I'm not sure what their wages have to do with it to be honest. Are you inferring that they're unfit?
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 24, 2004 at 08:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that because you think Sweden will go through... 12,541 Views / 809 Replies  
Is that because you think Sweden will go through or are you just insulting Henrik Larsson?
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 24, 2004 at 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: If you're interested in the truth, rather than... 4,470 Views / 341 Replies  
If you're interested in the truth, rather than twisted partisan propaganda, you owe it to yourself to at least read an alternative point of view.

http://www.bowlingfortruth.com/

BTW, I'm...
Posted by Mr Scruff, on Jun 24, 2004 at 07:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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