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Publishers are irrelevant 2,438 Views / 175 Replies  
Seriously, what does a publisher do in regards to an ebook that Amazon doesn't do. The relationship that's going to be dominant is between the content creator and the on-line distributors. ...
Posted by yoyo52, on Jul 10, 2013 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Too true--except that it's not the new motto ;) 622 Views / 36 Replies  
Too true--except that it's not the new motto ;)
Posted by yoyo52, on Jan 10, 2010 at 03:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sticky: First Name: Al Nickname: Hey You! MacNN... 69,499 Views / 526 Replies  
First Name: Al
Nickname: Hey You!
MacNN Handle(s): yoyo52
Age: 56. It's hell to get old
Profession: professor of English, specialty in Renaissance
Greatest acheivements: I guess being a father....
Posted by yoyo52, on May 22, 2008 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: "PC" is what used to be called the golden rule. ... 781 Views / 39 Replies  
"PC" is what used to be called the golden rule. What a quaint idea!
Posted by yoyo52, on Nov 24, 2002 at 05:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes you can trash stuff from an OS 9 partition of... 216 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes you can trash stuff from an OS 9 partition of HD while you're in X. If you drag a file from one partition to another, it will copy rather than move, but putting it in the trash gets rid of it.
...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 14, 2002 at 10:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Couldn't agree more. Lack of money is not an... 303 Views / 19 Replies  
Couldn't agree more. Lack of money is not an issue with schools that are as well endowed as the ivies. If they want you, they'll make sure you can afford it. One result, by the way, is that...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 13, 2002 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
i think you can answer the question in several... 303 Views / 19 Replies  
i think you can answer the question in several ways, as some of the answers have suggested. The most important thing is that an honors class will give you a much more interesting (read challenging...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 13, 2002 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree on the whole, but there are nice people... 250 Views / 7 Replies  
I agree on the whole, but there are nice people out there who aren't exactly technowhizzes and do depend on the newspaper for information. They deserve better from the sources they depend on.
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 10, 2002 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bad Advice from Chicago Tribune 250 Views / 7 Replies  
My local paper runs a column written by Jim Coates, of the Chicago Tribune, in which he answers computer user questions. This morning someone with a G3 writes to ask why he gets a low memory message...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 10, 2002 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, DW comes on a bootable CD. It's a great... 408 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, DW comes on a bootable CD. It's a great utility (for instance, the next version of Norton tools or whatever they call their suite will come with a version of DW--recognition that Norton can't...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 9, 2002 at 07:53 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Angels?? 337 Views / 7 Replies  
A while ago a story in my local paper gave the results of a poll that showed 77% of US citizens believe in angels. The breakdown by categories is like this:

By sex
72% of men
81% of women

By...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 9, 2002 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Do not use earlier versions of Norton. They'll... 408 Views / 4 Replies  
Do not use earlier versions of Norton. They'll hose your HD in a blink. The best disk utility is DiskWarrior. Buy a copy. Don't pirate it. You'll be thankful you have it.
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 8, 2002 at 11:53 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
This isn't about the particular folks in this... 483 Views / 42 Replies  
This isn't about the particular folks in this thread, but I think it's important to post. Over the last month or so, I've gotten three different emails from sources that claim to be eBay, asking...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 7, 2002 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Proven" as in the 1920s? :rolleyes: 458 Views / 40 Replies  
"Proven" as in the 1920s? :rolleyes:
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 7, 2002 at 12:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're right about the watermarks--it's more like... 306 Views / 6 Replies  
You're right about the watermarks--it's more like ink marks. Why do they have to be so god awful obtrusive?
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 6, 2002 at 11:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Downloaded Maya PLE 306 Views / 6 Replies  
I just finished downloading Maya PLE from my iDisk. I can't wait to see what can be done with it :)
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 6, 2002 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm 50 too, born Jan. 5 of that vintage year,... 806 Views / 90 Replies  
I'm 50 too, born Jan. 5 of that vintage year, 1952, when Liz II came to the throne and Fidel Castro to the hills. :cool:

Are you older?

edit: Forgot to add that my 1st Mac was a 512Ke,...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 6, 2002 at 11:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maya PLE 346 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't know if this is new news, but I just discovered that Maya PLE is available in my iDisk. Finally I can get it! :)
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 6, 2002 at 10:54 PM, in Applications
Love it when people putwords in my mouth. It's... 1,170 Views / 195 Replies  
Love it when people putwords in my mouth. It's so romantic.
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 4, 2002 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check out my reply at the following URL... 455 Views / 16 Replies  
Check out my reply at the following URL (http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=46&t=004270)

If you have BrickHouse of some other firewall up on your X computer, you will...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 10:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
He went to Harvard Business School, while his... 1,170 Views / 195 Replies  
He went to Harvard Business School, while his daddy was Veep, I believe. Knowing something about the way IV schools work, I'm not surprised that a legacy (which is affirmative action for families of...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 10:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The implications of "homie" in this response... 1,170 Views / 195 Replies  
The implications of "homie" in this response boggle the mind, don't they? To make the remark more or less on topic, I don't doubt that Dubya would agree with the drift of the innuendo and of the...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not me, just a nightmare. ... 449 Views / 39 Replies  
Not me, just a nightmare.

http://homepage.mac.com/alc/.Pictures/Cheney.jpg

[ 03-03-2002: Message edited by: yoyo52 ]
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you feel helpless now, Cipher, just you wait... 316 Views / 10 Replies  
If you feel helpless now, Cipher, just you wait till you get to be half a century old and can't strighten up without something snapping and crackling. Wanna trade? :)
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was born sinister, but the enlightened ... 286 Views / 26 Replies  
I was born sinister, but the enlightened :rolleyes: child-rearing practices of my parental unit forced me to use my divine hand, so now I'm totally confused and have to stop to think about which...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Neither like nor not like. Fear, yes. 1,170 Views / 195 Replies  
Neither like nor not like. Fear, yes.
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I connect to my G4 running X from three other... 200 Views / 4 Replies  
I connect to my G4 running X from three other computers, all running some version of 9. The trick is to turn AppleTalk on in the machine running X, or to have ShareWay IP Personal Background in the...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 3, 2002 at 12:37 PM, in Mac OS X
To run the fsck (file system check, ) reboot... 221 Views / 11 Replies  
To run the fsck (file system check, ) reboot while you hold down command s. A lot of mysterious code will write itself on your screen, but don't worry. When that stops, type in "fsck -y" (without...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 11:25 PM, in Mac OS X
I regularly turn off that kind of feature in... 363 Views / 9 Replies  
I regularly turn off that kind of feature in Word, and except for particular information that I want the browser to complete, I'd turn it off in IE as well. I do use the autocomplete personal...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 11:19 PM, in Applications
This sounds like something the mods will be... 207 Views / 2 Replies  
This sounds like something the mods will be taking off very soon.
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 11:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Is there an X version of Elements? 415 Views / 14 Replies  
Is there an X version of Elements?
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Of couse :) Not to mention cool ones too ... 356 Views / 12 Replies  
Of couse :) Not to mention cool ones too :cool:
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Usually an ensemble with trumpets, etc. is called... 416 Views / 12 Replies  
Usually an ensemble with trumpets, etc. is called a brass ensemble, not a wind ensemble. Wind and woodwind ensembles are the same thing, aren't they?
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 11:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You can tell your computer what application will... 227 Views / 6 Replies  
You can tell your computer what application will open files with particular extensions simply by opening the information window on a single file and in the pop up menu at the top going to the Open...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 11:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Latest Eudora for X? 195 Views / 0 Replies  
I was happy with the latest beta of Eudora because it finally rendered html more or less ok, and you could actually open a link in your browser. But today I got mail from MacMall, and Eudora could...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 01:04 AM, in Applications
Agreed completely. I still haven't figured out... 415 Views / 14 Replies  
Agreed completely. I still haven't figured out what Drive 10 does. Al Whipple, the writer of DiskWarrior, is very definite in saying that DiskWarrior 2.1, the current version, will fix an OS X HD. ...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Check your Finder Preferences to see if somehow... 203 Views / 6 Replies  
Check your Finder Preferences to see if somehow the "Show removable Media" button has been disabled.
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 12:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Title of the thread should be waht the first post... 338 Views / 21 Replies  
Title of the thread should be waht the first post suggests, "Disney's Michael Eisner . . . Money Grubbing." Not that there's anything wrong with grubbing for money, of course, unless it interferes...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you're curious about the various Macs that... 356 Views / 12 Replies  
If you're curious about the various Macs that Apple has gifted us with, you can't do better than the Apple History Page (http://www.apple-history.com/intro.html).
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 12:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The quality is pretty good, I think. In fact,... 227 Views / 6 Replies  
The quality is pretty good, I think. In fact, I've set the file preferences so that all .pdf files end up being saved as Acrobat files rather than as Preview files, which I think is the default...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 12:11 AM, in Mac OS X
You can tell your browser what to do with files. ... 2,146 Views / 1 Replies  
You can tell your browser what to do with files. Go to the browser's Preferences option, and when the Preferences window opens, click on the File Helpers button (that's what it's called in IE,...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 2, 2002 at 12:04 AM, in Mac OS X
I have several email addresses, but I forward all... 231 Views / 23 Replies  
I have several email addresses, but I forward all of them to mac.com, and use that as the only account on my work and home computers. The only time there's been a problem is when the mac.com servers...
Posted by yoyo52, on Mar 1, 2002 at 11:50 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
TechTools Pro allows you to erase a drive... 211 Views / 7 Replies  
TechTools Pro allows you to erase a drive partition without touching other ones.
Posted by yoyo52, on Sep 1, 2001 at 12:32 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Before you buy any version of the OED, print or... 352 Views / 4 Replies  
Before you buy any version of the OED, print or CD, I'd wait until the new edition comes out. the "new" edition that came out a few years ago was really a travesty--about as new as a 200 MHZ Wintel...
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 29, 2001 at 11:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never used SoftWindows, but Virtual PC works... 222 Views / 5 Replies  
I've never used SoftWindows, but Virtual PC works fine for me.
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 29, 2001 at 11:00 PM, in Applications
First a question: have you allocated enough of... 194 Views / 4 Replies  
First a question: have you allocated enough of your memory to the applications you use? If you have done so, then I guess I'd start out trying the usual fixes. Trash System and Finder preferences...
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 29, 2001 at 10:56 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
According to Apple History... 297 Views / 4 Replies  
According to Apple History (http://www.apple-history.com/pg3sfirewire.html) Pismos are lmited to 512 MB of RAM. But clearly that's not a real limit since anly says his has more than that.
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 29, 2001 at 10:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Depends on the connection you get. I've had very... 362 Views / 16 Replies  
Depends on the connection you get. I've had very good luck with LimeWire, thank the lord :)
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 28, 2001 at 12:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I found that the 9.21 installer removed one of... 188 Views / 2 Replies  
I found that the 9.21 installer removed one of the two USB Mass Storage extensions, so I had to reinstall it.

Actually, I've removed 9.21 from all my computers. There were just too many problems...
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 28, 2001 at 12:35 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
9.21 and Diablo II 165 Views / 1 Replies  
Since I installed 9.21, Diablo II has become unplayable. The longer I'm on the game, the slower it gets, until finally it's so slow that I just have to quit. Has anyone else had this problem?
Posted by yoyo52, on Aug 26, 2001 at 11:26 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
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