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I never use the assistant. I just hook it up via... 2,468 Views / 8 Replies  
I never use the assistant. I just hook it up via Ethernet and set the parameters by hand. There aren't many so it's quickly done.
Posted by Simon, on May 26, 2010 at 02:13 AM, in Networking
Yes. If you're not happy with the result you can... 892 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes. If you're not happy with the result you can always go and back and do it again with a reduced set oif stuff to migrate. Since you have your old HDD in the dock it's available as a snapshot...
Posted by Simon, on May 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Snow Leopard's Migration Assistant works very... 892 Views / 5 Replies  
Snow Leopard's Migration Assistant works very well. And it's a great time saver.

For Boot Camp you'll need an additional tool. For example the one posted above.

Get an inexpensive SATA-USB...
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 10:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thirded. Ten posts before you can display bio... 17,013 Views / 272 Replies  
Thirded. Ten posts before you can display bio info seems a reasonable compromise.
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 10:31 PM, in Feedback
It sure should. It's 802.11n/a/g/b and it... 2,468 Views / 8 Replies  
It sure should. It's 802.11n/a/g/b and it supports WPA2 just fine.
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 10:25 PM, in Networking
The AP Express should easily do what you want.... 2,468 Views / 8 Replies  
The AP Express should easily do what you want. But even refurbished, it's $79 rather than <$60. Used maybe?
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 05:48 AM, in Networking
AT&T blocks tethering the iPhone in the US. Their... 949 Views / 8 Replies  
AT&T blocks tethering the iPhone in the US. Their fault. But rumors indicate this might soon change. Then you might be able to tether as long as you pay an extra fee on top of your 'unlimited' 3G...
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 05:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You find the white model cheap looking or the new... 9,487 Views / 335 Replies  
You find the white model cheap looking or the new design in general?
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 12:49 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah gotta love a demo comparing the iPad you can... 949 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah gotta love a demo comparing the iPad you can buy right now with a maybe-to-be-released-version of something. :lol:

Streaming is a nice idea. Pushing new content without requiring people to...
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 12:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The image at the top shows the iPhone not... 9,487 Views / 335 Replies  
The image at the top shows the iPhone not entirely closed. That might make then button look more recessed than it actually is.
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 12:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Funny we were both reminded of the same thing.... 5,228 Views / 104 Replies  
Funny we were both reminded of the same thing. :lol:
Posted by Simon, on May 24, 2010 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You did see the --> ;) <-- in my post, right? ... 2,876 Views / 41 Replies  
You did see the --> ;) <-- in my post, right?

Here's what I'm comparing to.

2.66 GHz Core i7 Arrandale, 4GB RAM, 5 minutes to encode a 25 min TV show.
64 bit, OS X 10.6.3, 64 bit version of...
Posted by Simon, on May 23, 2010 at 03:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The 64-bit version on my Core i7 MBP sure isn't.... 2,876 Views / 41 Replies  
The 64-bit version on my Core i7 MBP sure isn't. ;)
Posted by Simon, on May 23, 2010 at 01:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
My surprise was mainly because on the Mac had... 9,487 Views / 335 Replies  
My surprise was mainly because on the Mac had Apple previously used white to indicate cheap. Black was used to indicate the 'expensive' option. Same with the iPod. Then came the iPhone 3G and all of...
Posted by Simon, on May 22, 2010 at 04:34 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
You sure did. So yeah, :rolleyes: 837 Views / 12 Replies  
You sure did. So yeah, :rolleyes:
Posted by Simon, on May 21, 2010 at 08:21 PM, in Networking
My point actually. Dragging higher-power desktop... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
My point actually. Dragging higher-power desktop Wolfdale in here when all we've seen so far is low-power and low-clock mobile CPUs isn't going to help. Again, we're talking Mac mini. Small, cool,...
Posted by Simon, on May 21, 2010 at 08:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't be obtuse. I already pointed you towards... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
Don't be obtuse. I already pointed you towards its high TDP. You yourself actually correctly added that current-gen Clarkdale idle power is also very high.



The mini is two things: low-power...
Posted by Simon, on May 21, 2010 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
What reader said. If you have a ADC-DVI... 729 Views / 8 Replies  
What reader said.

If you have a ADC-DVI converter box all you need to do is buy the MDP-DVI adapter and you should be fine.
Posted by Simon, on May 21, 2010 at 04:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
85C is hot, but for a modern mobile CPU it's by... 1,958 Views / 7 Replies  
85C is hot, but for a modern mobile CPU it's by no means extraordinary. When I encode h264 on my Core i7 MBP for example I routinely see 90C+ temperatures. Your MBP would shut off before heat damages...
Posted by Simon, on May 21, 2010 at 04:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just like I never considered white for my 3G I... 9,487 Views / 335 Replies  
Just like I never considered white for my 3G I wouldn't get this white one either. Looks like a restroom indeed. :lol:

Apple's current theme on the Mac is Al/black and white=cheap. There used to...
Posted by Simon, on May 20, 2010 at 06:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yep. Which is why Apple stuck with C2D on the 13"... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
Yep. Which is why Apple stuck with C2D on the 13" MBP. If Apple were to update the Mac mini today, the same would happen on the mini.
Posted by Simon, on May 20, 2010 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Riiiight. :lol: Wifi tethering on the... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
Riiiight. :lol:



Wifi tethering on the iPhone = tethering over BT.

Jailbreak tethering is independent of the carrier. Actually, if you were to jailbreak you'd actually not be SOL on AT&T.
Posted by Simon, on May 20, 2010 at 06:29 PM, in Networking
Not by enough, but regardless it's already been... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
Not by enough, but regardless it's already been established that present-generation Clarkdale isn't happening. And we know what Apple does when they are faced with Arrandale IGP and no space for...
Posted by Simon, on May 20, 2010 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well it wasn't 'enough' for the MacBook. So it's... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
Well it wasn't 'enough' for the MacBook. So it's not suddenly going to be enough for the Mac mini.
Posted by Simon, on May 20, 2010 at 08:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Nonsense. Oisin's right. Tethering and wifi... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
Nonsense. Oisin's right. Tethering and wifi access points are two totally different issues.

You tether to the iPhone over BT. That's something the iPad can't do. The iPod touch can't either.

To...
Posted by Simon, on May 20, 2010 at 05:19 AM, in Networking
Yes. If it's a ACD with DVI you need a... 729 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes.

If it's a ACD with DVI you need a MDP-DVI adapter. If it's a 30" ACD make sure to get the MDP to Dual Link DVI adapter.

If it's a really old ACD that came with an ADC port you'll need a...
Posted by Simon, on May 19, 2010 at 03:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Have you checked the console logs to see what... 1,958 Views / 7 Replies  
Have you checked the console logs to see what happened at that time?

My Core i7 is still going very strong with its Intel X25-M G2 SSD.
Posted by Simon, on May 19, 2010 at 02:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Most people I know have the same opinion, myself... 1,056 Views / 33 Replies  
Most people I know have the same opinion, myself included.
Posted by Simon, on May 19, 2010 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That Mac mini won't boot Leopard because Leopard... 1,182 Views / 3 Replies  
That Mac mini won't boot Leopard because Leopard is older than the mini. You need to install at least the same 10.6.x version as the Mac mini came with.

Cmd-alt-o-f won't work anyway as it was for...
Posted by Simon, on May 18, 2010 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's interesting to note that it comes with a... 1,056 Views / 33 Replies  
It's interesting to note that it comes with a 63.5 Wh battery which corresponds to the same 10 hour battery life the 13" MBP has.

The Vietnamese leak originally showed a box indicating 7 hours of...
Posted by Simon, on May 18, 2010 at 07:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, several of us know for sure, but we're not... 622 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, several of us know for sure, but we're not telling.
Posted by Simon, on May 18, 2010 at 03:19 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yep, HandBrake (http://handbrake.fr/). 2,876 Views / 41 Replies  
Yep, HandBrake (http://handbrake.fr/).
Posted by Simon, on May 18, 2010 at 03:18 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I agree 100% with that. 1,661 Views / 47 Replies  
I agree 100% with that.
Posted by Simon, on May 18, 2010 at 03:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And the census didn't count them like Whites... 2,622 Views / 171 Replies  
And the census didn't count them like Whites either. What was it again, a negro counts as 3/5 of a white man?

But yeah, they all came to America on their own free will, were cheerfully welcomed,...
Posted by Simon, on May 18, 2010 at 03:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
DigiTimes... 9,487 Views / 335 Replies  
DigiTimes (http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100517VL200.html) rumormongering as well. iPhone HD to get 960x480 IPS screen with fringe-field switching. Thanks to a 33% thinner display assembly there's...
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 12:34 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
In the good old days Apple's stickers were sticky... 3,154 Views / 26 Replies  
In the good old days Apple's stickers were sticky on the front so you could stick them to the inside of your windows. Lasted a whole lot longer that way.
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Which is quite ironic if you consider that what a... 2,622 Views / 171 Replies  
Which is quite ironic if you consider that what a Québecois speaks today sounds very similar to the patois spoken in France 300 years ago. :)
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 12:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That's what I was thinking... :err: 1,476 Views / 31 Replies  
That's what I was thinking... :err:
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 12:17 PM, in Mac OS X
If anything the Mac mini would get Arrandale, not... 2,260 Views / 19 Replies  
If anything the Mac mini would get Arrandale, not Clarkdale. The latter's TDP is twice what any previous Mac mini has ever seen.

Since Arrandale means Arrandale IGP and the Mac mini likely can't...
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
USB sticks would be available on day 1. In fact... 4,309 Views / 153 Replies  
USB sticks would be available on day 1. In fact they've been around for years. The OS and install software could come on that. Everything else is accessed either through downloads, disk sharing, or...
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd love that. Even more so if they'd also fit a... 4,309 Views / 153 Replies  
I'd love that. Even more so if they'd also fit a 330M in there. ;)
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 05:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Point taken. However, to me it sounds like Apple... 4,309 Views / 153 Replies  
Point taken. However, to me it sounds like Apple is exactly the right company to against the 'psychological safety blanket'. The same way they ditched SCSI/serial/ADB for USB or Flash for HTML5....
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 05:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
In my book having to burn stuff in sessions, then... 4,309 Views / 153 Replies  
In my book having to burn stuff in sessions, then verify the burn, and finally erase the DVD before I can burn to it again, etc. compared to just a simple drag 'n drop constitutes Bag of Hurt™ at its...
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 05:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:lol: :thumbsup: Exactly my thoughts. Steve... 1,661 Views / 47 Replies  
:lol: :thumbsup: Exactly my thoughts. Steve should be aware of the slippery slope he's gotten onto. Actually, he should know better.

It would have been better to just refer to it as a judgment...
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 05:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No idea about Windows. On a Mac it's simple. ... 495 Views / 1 Replies  
No idea about Windows. On a Mac it's simple.

• sudo du -ah / > ~/Desktop/fsdump.tmp
• install your app
• sudo du -ah / > ~/Desktop/fsdump2.tmp
• diff ~/Desktop/fsdump.tmp ~/Desktop/fsdump2.tmp...
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 05:09 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Poll: Can somebody here compare iCab Mobile to Atomic... 2,134 Views / 40 Replies  
Can somebody here compare iCab Mobile to Atomic Web? Differences? Advantages?
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 05:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
IMHO that's nonsense. You could argue it's... 2,622 Views / 171 Replies  
IMHO that's nonsense. You could argue it's Castilian and not Spanish (because strictly speaking the latter doesn't exist). And you could even go so far as to say Mexican is a dialect of Castilian....
Posted by Simon, on May 17, 2010 at 04:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dell has a very nice 27" IPS screen. In fact it's... 1,677 Views / 15 Replies  
Dell has a very nice 27" IPS screen. In fact it's the same resolution Apple uses on the 27" iMac. It's matte too. ;)

Dell U2711...
Posted by Simon, on May 16, 2010 at 07:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
That phone isn't really a problem for Apple. ;) 9,487 Views / 335 Replies  
That phone isn't really a problem for Apple. ;)
Posted by Simon, on May 16, 2010 at 06:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Backlighting on the Al keys sucked compared to... 1,056 Views / 33 Replies  
Backlighting on the Al keys sucked compared to the backlit black keys on the new MBPs. There's much more contrast with the new KB. It helps a lot.
Posted by Simon, on May 16, 2010 at 06:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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