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I think either Biest misunderstood your question... 1,379 Views / 14 Replies  
I think either Biest misunderstood your question or I have, so allow me to clarify... The Mac Pro does not have motherboard connectors for audio or USB. There are the usual 1/8" audio jacks on the...
Posted by Nugget, on Aug 3, 2007 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
NAB2007 (http://www.nabshow.com/) in April is... 3,880 Views / 43 Replies  
NAB2007 (http://www.nabshow.com/) in April is another potential "event" for Apple to announce new Mac Pros. I hope we don't have to wait that long, though.
Posted by Nugget, on Jan 31, 2007 at 02:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
No more eSATA dealbreaker? You're slipping. :) 5,275 Views / 60 Replies  
No more eSATA dealbreaker? You're slipping. :)
Posted by Nugget, on Jan 8, 2007 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Generally drive cooling only becomes a... 835 Views / 9 Replies  
Generally drive cooling only becomes a significant concern when you've got drives stacked on top of one another. With the horizontal placement of the four drives in the Mac Pro I'd be really...
Posted by Nugget, on Sep 22, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not sure why you'd consider the word of some... 715 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm not sure why you'd consider the word of some random guy who works at Intel HQ as more valuable than the confirmed report of a person with the chip in hand who tried it and verified that it works....
Posted by Nugget, on Sep 22, 2006 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm with Horsepoo. The physics seem really solid... 1,091 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm with Horsepoo. The physics seem really solid and I've been enjoying the demo quite a bit. I've got a closet full of crappy racing games with flashy graphics but no realism at all. I don't need...
Posted by Nugget, on Sep 22, 2006 at 11:08 AM, in Gaming
This makes no sense. If you buy it on credit you... 959 Views / 11 Replies  
This makes no sense. If you buy it on credit you just spend MORE, not LESS, on something that depreciates so quickly.
Posted by Nugget, on Aug 14, 2006 at 02:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Isn't this an essentially empty statement? My 15... 6,822 Views / 58 Replies  
Isn't this an essentially empty statement? My 15 month old PowerMac has 2.7GHz G5s in it. That certainly qualifies as "approaching 3GHz", right? So is "approaching 3GHz" really an improvement? ...
Posted by Nugget, on Jul 26, 2006 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
There's a much better way to "solve" this issue. ... 407 Views / 2 Replies  
There's a much better way to "solve" this issue.

Edit /private/etc/postfix/main.cf and uncomment one of the "relayhost" lines in the config, thusly:

relayhost = mail.example.com

Set the...
Posted by Nugget, on Nov 19, 2005 at 11:09 AM, in Networking
Hardware Overview: Machine Name: Power Mac G5... 13,419 Views / 66 Replies  
Hardware Overview:
Machine Name: Power Mac G5
Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 2.7 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 3 GB...
Posted by Nugget, on Oct 1, 2005 at 11:36 AM, in Gaming
I have a gallery of my screencaps at... 13,419 Views / 66 Replies  
I have a gallery of my screencaps at http://slacker.com/photos/wow. 30" 2560x1600 goodness.

Gnome rogues are the best:
http://gallery.slacker.com/albums/wow/yay_rogues.sized.png...
Posted by Nugget, on Sep 9, 2005 at 04:14 PM, in Gaming
The solution is simple... Convince yourself... 1,904 Views / 32 Replies  
The solution is simple...

Convince yourself that you actually need the 30" Cinema Display, for which there is no cheaper Dell alternative. Suddenly you're not faced with the dilemma and can buy...
Posted by Nugget, on Sep 9, 2005 at 03:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If there is it is not available within my... 980 Views / 12 Replies  
If there is it is not available within my organization.
Posted by Nugget, on Aug 25, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use Virtual PC on my 2.7GHz PowerMac with 3GB... 980 Views / 12 Replies  
I use Virtual PC on my 2.7GHz PowerMac with 3GB of RAM. I run Quicken and to Lotus Notes on XP inside Virtual PC. It's quite snappy and actually feels more responsive than connecting to a real XP...
Posted by Nugget, on Aug 25, 2005 at 05:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
It probably means that Viacomm owns the copyright... 16,828 Views / 280 Replies  
It probably means that Viacomm owns the copyright to the old Mighty Mouse cartoons.
Posted by Nugget, on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I love mine and I'd never be as happy with a... 1,359 Views / 30 Replies  
I love mine and I'd never be as happy with a dual-monitor setup. I've never found a way to work comfortably with two montitors, even when they're identical and smushed right up next to each other. ...
Posted by Nugget, on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:17 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just to clarify, two 400GB drives in RAID1 (also... 1,659 Views / 25 Replies  
Just to clarify, two 400GB drives in RAID1 (also called mirroring) would yield one redundant 400GB volume where the two drives mirrored each other for redundancy. RAID0, or striping, is where the...
Posted by Nugget, on Jul 7, 2005 at 10:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, the exception being the 30" cinema display... 408 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, the exception being the 30" cinema display which can be a challenge. Dual-link DVI cards in the Windows world are rare and not consumer friendly. This is likely to change over time, but for...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 30, 2005 at 10:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wiggling the DVI connector has no effect. I also... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
Wiggling the DVI connector has no effect. I also tried unplugging all my USB and FireWire devices, which also had no effect.
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 23, 2005 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm in northwest Austin, up by 183 and Anderson... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
I'm in northwest Austin, up by 183 and Anderson Mill Road. "South Dallas" if you ask folks from south of the river. :)
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 21, 2005 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
As soon as I disable NAP the fans spin a little... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
As soon as I disable NAP the fans spin a little bit faster for two or three seconds, then they drop right back down to their normal slow (and practically inaudible) speed.
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 21, 2005 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, that video was shot with a microphone... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
Yeah, that video was shot with a microphone placed just an inch or two away from the front grill of the machine (see the little inset photo in the clip). Your Mac would be just as loud if you wore...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 21, 2005 at 08:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I didn't see any value in sending the discussion... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
I didn't see any value in sending the discussion in that direction. It seems to me that you're pretty sure I'm wrong, but I don't mind that you think that. I'm happy for you that it was just a fan...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 20, 2005 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
It is not a fan. I don't know how to say it any... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
It is not a fan. I don't know how to say it any more plainly.
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 19, 2005 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm glad your issue turned out to be simple to... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
I'm glad your issue turned out to be simple to fix. The "chirping" noise that many of us experience (which can be silenced in software with NAP mode) is not so simple, though. It's definitely not a...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 19, 2005 at 08:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got the GeForce 6800 Ultra card and WoW... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
I've got the GeForce 6800 Ultra card and WoW beautiful and smooth in 2560x1600 on my 30" cinema display with all the settings cranked to the maximum. On my old PowerBook G4 I have to minimize all...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 18, 2005 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not convinced that it's quite as simple as... 8,326 Views / 116 Replies  
I'm not convinced that it's quite as simple as just a power supply defect. My new PowerMac didn't chirp at all, but then I had to get the mainboard replaced by AppleCare and now it does. Same power...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 17, 2005 at 12:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
What you are referring to here is XP's product... 899 Views / 10 Replies  
What you are referring to here is XP's product activiation anti-piracy features. This feature exists today and only slightly resembles what you've described. The vast majority of Windows users...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 17, 2005 at 12:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use Virtual PC on my PowerMac all day long and... 2,576 Views / 26 Replies  
I use Virtual PC on my PowerMac all day long and I'm completely satisfied with the performance. I run XP in order to use Quicken and also to run Lotus Notes and the Cisco VPN client to a customer. ...
Posted by Nugget, on Jun 14, 2005 at 03:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
The pics are still there at... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
The pics are still there at http://slacker.com/photos/powermac
Posted by Nugget, on May 27, 2005 at 07:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, mistakes like "loose" are pardon parcel... 2,984 Views / 89 Replies  
Yeah, mistakes like "loose" are pardon parcel with internet forums. Nobody here is going to be winning a pullet surprise anytime soon, that's for sure.
Posted by Nugget, on May 27, 2005 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
-feh- double post by mistake. 2,984 Views / 89 Replies  
-feh- double post by mistake.
Posted by Nugget, on May 27, 2005 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The 30" display is a dream. It's absolutely... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
The 30" display is a dream. It's absolutely worth the money. I'm thrilled that I pushed you over the edge, you won't regret it. :)

You might get a kick out of this little tool I wrote today...
Posted by Nugget, on May 27, 2005 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd only planned to add current hardware, but I... 1,010 Views / 12 Replies  
I'd only planned to add current hardware, but I love the idea of having the original Macintosh as an option. Added, along with the Apple ][ for good measure. :)
Posted by Nugget, on May 27, 2005 at 03:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
30" Cinema Display sizing tool 1,010 Views / 12 Replies  
I was bored on a conference call this morning so I threw together this little Javascript page which compares the screen resolution of the Apple 30" Cinema Display to other common display sizes. When...
Posted by Nugget, on May 27, 2005 at 12:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My new dual 2.7 arrived with the DVR-109... 3,545 Views / 26 Replies  
My new dual 2.7 arrived with the DVR-109 installed:
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109:

Firmware Revision: A912
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2000 KB
...
Posted by Nugget, on May 25, 2005 at 12:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Plugging the 30" Cinema Display into a... 550 Views / 3 Replies  
Plugging the 30" Cinema Display into a single-link DVI port yields a 1/2 resolution image. It functions, but at at a ridiculously unusable 1280x800 resolution. I'm serious about the unusable part. ...
Posted by Nugget, on May 24, 2005 at 12:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
As hard as I try, I just can't manage to muster... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
As hard as I try, I just can't manage to muster up any more "grumpy". I'm sitting in front of this sweet 30" Cinema Display and my new, working dual 2.7GHz PowerMac.

My face aches from grinning...
Posted by Nugget, on May 23, 2005 at 10:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am the one who posted the pics? That's news to... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
I am the one who posted the pics? That's news to me. Perhaps you didn't notice, but I'm not the one who started this thread.

The pics are in my personal photo gallery and frankly I couldn't...
Posted by Nugget, on May 22, 2005 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, here's the full story, for those who are... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
Well, here's the full story, for those who are curious:

http://nugget.livejournal.com/92061.html

The choice to have an on-site repair instead of just receiving a new machine was mine. It was...
Posted by Nugget, on May 22, 2005 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am "that guy" insofar as I'm the guy you chose... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
I am "that guy" insofar as I'm the guy you chose to insult and make specious and inaccurate assumptions about. I'm certainly the guy you called a sucker and the guy who you incorrectly assumed...
Posted by Nugget, on May 22, 2005 at 01:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am "that guy". The repairs in the pictures... 2,810 Views / 34 Replies  
I am "that guy". The repairs in the pictures were peformed by an AppleCare technician to replace the faulty midplane board that arrived DOA with my new Mac. I can't say the technician did it any...
Posted by Nugget, on May 20, 2005 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: xGrid and distributed.net 663 Views / 1 Replies  
I haven't played with xGrid at all. Is it managing to launch dnetc? Are you trying to supply buffers as part of the xGrid job or are you expecting dnetc to just manually process a block and then...
Posted by Nugget, on Mar 24, 2004 at 11:11 PM, in macOS
 
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