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I'd generate a virtual Jedi academy and have... 540 Views / 24 Replies  
I'd generate a virtual Jedi academy and have myself taught on how to use a lightsaber... :)

Wouldn't mind having Seven of Nine around as well. (Has anybody wondered why other numbers from 1 to 9...
Posted by wumeng, on Jun 10, 2001 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Personal web proxy software 221 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anybody know if there is web proxy server (e.g. Squid) software available for the Mac? (for running under either of OS 9 or OS X)
Posted by wumeng, on May 28, 2001 at 02:51 PM, in Applications
Large iMovie exports unreadable? 411 Views / 1 Replies  
Dear all,

I recently exported a very large DV file from iMovie, but the QuickTime 5.0 player (not to mention Cleaner) refuses to open it. If I try to force the issue by manually opening it from...
Posted by wumeng, on May 27, 2001 at 01:52 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Dear all, It is indeed sad to see Misha and... 245 Views / 6 Replies  
Dear all,

It is indeed sad to see Misha and his colleagues leave. Out of curiosity, who are the owners of MacNN?
Posted by wumeng, on May 23, 2001 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The only problem is that the 15" Studio Display... 271 Views / 7 Replies  
The only problem is that the 15" Studio Display uses the ADC connector, of which a PowerMac only will have one; no amount of additional video cards will get you another ADC connector, although you...
Posted by wumeng, on May 22, 2001 at 10:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The only problem is that the 15" Studio Display... 218 Views / 6 Replies  
The only problem is that the 15" Studio Display uses the ADC connector, of which a PowerMac only will have one; no amount of additional video cards will get you another ADC connector, although you...
Posted by wumeng, on May 22, 2001 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Whipped and dropped into a pot of boiling instant... 259 Views / 18 Replies  
Whipped and dropped into a pot of boiling instant noodles about 60 seconds before turning off the stove and serving -- it gives the soup a rich texture that's really lovely.
Posted by wumeng, on May 20, 2001 at 07:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like an excellent way to conduct market... 222 Views / 1 Replies  
Sounds like an excellent way to conduct market research... http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 06:07 PM, in Gaming
I think there are these web pages devoted to... 205 Views / 1 Replies  
I think there are these web pages devoted to "Abandonware" -- i.e. software that has been abandoned, usually because the developer shut down. Try a search using one of the search engines.
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 06:05 PM, in Gaming
The black market price on spare arms and legs... 310 Views / 24 Replies  
The black market price on spare arms and legs must be really high these days, if you can afford a 24-foot display like that. Would you be flogging it on the illegal arms trade? ...
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 06:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which map were they doing this on? I'm curious to... 1,267 Views / 196 Replies  
Which map were they doing this on? I'm curious to see how well the "Overload" map (if I remember the name right) in Quake 3 Team Arena performs on it -- at 1280x1024 with max detail, I get some...
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 06:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I bought 768MB of Crucial RAM for my PowerMac... 397 Views / 9 Replies  
I bought 768MB of Crucial RAM for my PowerMac G4/533DP and it worked fine -- had no problem with the much-discussed Firmware upgrade either!
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 05:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The Harman/Kardon SoundSticks will run on any... 222 Views / 3 Replies  
The Harman/Kardon SoundSticks will run on any USB-equipped Mac with Mac OS 9.0.4 or later -- thus they'll run on the Cube.
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 05:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think smilies serve a useful purpose in helping... 379 Views / 35 Replies  
I think smilies serve a useful purpose in helping the reader distinguish between a jokingly made statement or a sarcastic insulting one. Given that text-based message boards do not convey the same...
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 04:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds interesting -- I'll look around see if... 378 Views / 19 Replies  
Sounds interesting -- I'll look around see if it's screened in the UK, and at a convenient time of the week...
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The extent of interest in the new Apple retail... 356 Views / 36 Replies  
The extent of interest in the new Apple retail stores definitely bodes well for Apple's brand awareness. Wonder why it took so long for them to do it...
Posted by wumeng, on May 19, 2001 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The West Wing 378 Views / 19 Replies  
Dear all,

I've just discovered the TV show known as The West Wing -- while I haven't actually seen it, I've heard a lot about it and would very much like to see an episode or two.

Does anybody...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Amen to that! 217 Views / 10 Replies  
Amen to that!
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 06:23 PM, in Gaming
I had a look at the Apple Store's specs on the... 201 Views / 4 Replies  
I had a look at the Apple Store's specs on the GeForce3 upgrade, and it says that it's only compatible with the AGP4x Macs introduced in January 2001 -- might be worth doing a bit more spadework...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 06:21 PM, in Gaming
Have you tried approaching your local dealer or... 233 Views / 2 Replies  
Have you tried approaching your local dealer or service center? They aren't always that helpful in such situations (especially where the damage could be chalked up to "wear and tear"), but it's worth...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 06:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, you could impregnate the keyboard with a... 1,938 Views / 50 Replies  
Well, you could impregnate the keyboard with a radio-luminescent substance like radioactive tritium. That might exceed even the now-legendary flaming battery in sheer disaster though...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 06:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
An interesting thought -- if a policeman punched... 303 Views / 26 Replies  
An interesting thought -- if a policeman punched somebody in the face after being pelted with an egg, would we still be standing up for the policeman? What if it was a soldier in the national armed...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to have similar problems, until I found... 227 Views / 7 Replies  
I used to have similar problems, until I found that titanium dentures or aluminium foil would block the signals being sent via the transmitters in my teeth... ...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The XBox is very tempting, but I think I'll wait... 476 Views / 54 Replies  
The XBox is very tempting, but I think I'll wait till they release Halo for the Mac -- I just hope M$ doesn't deliberately cripple the non-XBox versions of Halo!
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 08:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Where was this FanFest? *drool* 190 Views / 3 Replies  
Where was this FanFest? *drool*
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 08:30 AM, in Gaming
I used to read comics quite a lot, although I... 291 Views / 30 Replies  
I used to read comics quite a lot, although I think many of the Marvel lines have gone downhill in quality over the past few years.
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
With the prices of RAM falling these days, I'm... 226 Views / 2 Replies  
With the prices of RAM falling these days, I'm sure somebody will soon try to wire up a stack of DIMMs to a battery backup system. Attach a Firewire interface and voila! -- solid state device!
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 03:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The Yamaha CDRW drives are pretty rugged -- mine... 233 Views / 5 Replies  
The Yamaha CDRW drives are pretty rugged -- mine came with a strong metal casing. Of course this means they'll be heavy, but that's part of the tradeoff...
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 03:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Would that be with the original form factor iBook... 392 Views / 27 Replies  
Would that be with the original form factor iBook or the sleeker new model? http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif
Posted by wumeng, on May 18, 2001 at 03:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think if you can wait for the new product... 315 Views / 35 Replies  
I think if you can wait for the new product introductions, you might as well do so. However bear in mind that if you are currently using an Apple LCD display (i.e. the 15" Studio Display), you might...
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No idea either, but it's excellent stuff -- Apple... 234 Views / 6 Replies  
No idea either, but it's excellent stuff -- Apple must have refined their tastes in advertisement background music!
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The new form factor of the Logitech cordless... 288 Views / 11 Replies  
The new form factor of the Logitech cordless optical mouse is quite appealing, although I must agree that the price is a bit of a deterrent. Has anybody bought it? Feedback, anyone?
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 04:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Some hard drives will run with write verification... 400 Views / 3 Replies  
Some hard drives will run with write verification on for the first 10 or 20 power cycles -- see if performance picks up after you've powered your computer on and off 20 times over the next few weeks.
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 08:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Will there be an education-priced version of... 284 Views / 4 Replies  
Will there be an education-priced version of Freehand 10?
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 07:47 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
If I remember correctly, I think the hackers'... 229 Views / 8 Replies  
If I remember correctly, I think the hackers' hatred for Blizzard may be related to a copy-protection scheme Blizzard introduced, which was alleged to trace the IP addresses of users without their...
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 07:41 AM, in Gaming
My 256MB modules from Crucial had no problem with... 229 Views / 2 Replies  
My 256MB modules from Crucial had no problem with the firmware update. However, prior to going ahead with the update, I contacted Crucial UK and they said they would be perfectly happy to replace any...
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 07:26 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
What about under Mac OS 9? 239 Views / 3 Replies  
What about under Mac OS 9?
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 07:02 AM, in Applications
Indeed... if beefytron (surely infected with the... 1,267 Views / 196 Replies  
Indeed... if beefytron (surely infected with the mad cow disease as he is) could just realise the virtues of being a nice troll like Shrek... http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 07:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sure that depends on what the definition of "is"... 752 Views / 65 Replies  
Sure that depends on what the definition of "is" is? http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 06:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's perfectly acceptable for a person to... 229 Views / 4 Replies  
I think it's perfectly acceptable for a person to skip to the end of a story, so long as they don't spoil the enjoyment of others by enforcing the unwanted knowledge upon them.
Posted by wumeng, on May 16, 2001 at 06:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think there's an adaptor out there on the... 268 Views / 7 Replies  
I think there's an adaptor out there on the market, that will supply power and accept DVI input, so that you can have an ADC output to connect your Cinema Display to. Can't remember the manufacturer...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Depending on how much of an audio purist you are,... 422 Views / 17 Replies  
Depending on how much of an audio purist you are, most mid-range headphone sets on the market will be more than adequate for your needs, especially if your main use for them will be playing games,...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 07:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The new ad is excellent -- very fresh and far... 264 Views / 8 Replies  
The new ad is excellent -- very fresh and far less "off the pulse" than the older ones featuring the spinning iMac with iTunes' visualiser.

Now if we can have a few new ones for the Titanium G4...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I might be tempted to get the XBox, if only for... 476 Views / 54 Replies  
I might be tempted to get the XBox, if only for Halo...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is your G4/450 one of those introduced during or... 216 Views / 2 Replies  
Is your G4/450 one of those introduced during or after July 2000 (i.e. the one with the ADC connector)?
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 06:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What exactly does the TextureComposite setting... 310 Views / 4 Replies  
What exactly does the TextureComposite setting do? (apart from flipping the renderer between two states, of which one causes the white line bug)
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 06:54 PM, in Gaming
I think the preference for Acrobat 5 (full) has... 302 Views / 4 Replies  
I think the preference for Acrobat 5 (full) has something to do with the way the Finder handles creator types and document types. If you install Acrobat 5 Reader after installing Acrobat 5 (full),...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 06:52 PM, in Applications
The Cinema Display is a lovely beast -- if you... 315 Views / 35 Replies  
The Cinema Display is a lovely beast -- if you can afford the expense, I would wholeheartedly recommend it. And I would definitely recommend that you get the 3-year AppleCare extended warranty...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This reminds me of that other crazy thread on... 578 Views / 84 Replies  
This reminds me of that other crazy thread on another bulletin board, on whether the Borg Cube would win out against the Death Star. I think the conclusion was that it would depend on whether the...
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 05:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know... will there even be an Apple, or... 257 Views / 8 Replies  
I don't know... will there even be an Apple, or OS X for that matter, in the 23rd century?
Posted by wumeng, on May 15, 2001 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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