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macnn.com (and more recently legacy.macnn.com)... 2,584 Views / 133 Replies  
macnn.com (and more recently legacy.macnn.com) has been in my morning news tabs for as long as I can remember. (17 years!!) I'm sorry to see you all go.
Posted by CIA, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:16 PM, in Mac News
Your post made me log in for the first time in... 6,893 Views / 17 Replies  
Your post made me log in for the first time in almost 18 months to check... and omg, I'm also a few short months from my 15th anniversary.
We're old...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 5, 2014 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Max Power use for 2008 MacPro 1,126 Views / 7 Replies  
Have a 3.2GHz 8 core MacPro 2008, 16GB Ram, with a 5870 in it, also have the original 8800GT with a Molex to 6 pin adaptor. If I run both cards, 4 hard drives, a PCIe eSATA card, and two...
Posted by CIA, on Apr 24, 2013 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is why my iPhone case is actually a sealed... 1,995 Views / 28 Replies  
This is why my iPhone case is actually a sealed lead box with 8" walls.
Posted by CIA, on Nov 19, 2011 at 12:50 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hard Drives over 500GB in Macbooks/MBP 707 Views / 2 Replies  
So I have a 2009 Alu 13" Macbook Pro, 2.26, 8GB Ram. I stuck in a WD 640 Blue drive (WD6400BEVT). It worked fine for a few months, then recently started acting strange. Ending with occasional...
Posted by CIA, on Feb 11, 2011 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Refurbs from Apple are great, I've bought a ton... 1,174 Views / 7 Replies  
Refurbs from Apple are great, I've bought a ton over the years, and only recommend them to friends when they are in the market for a mac. The _only_ issue I've ever had was a refurb Airport Extreme...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 28, 2010 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Make it a little thicker so it can fit a bigger... 1,031 Views / 7 Replies  
Make it a little thicker so it can fit a bigger battery. "The iPhone 4b, 20% thicker, 400% more juice!"
Posted by CIA, on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've had a full body invisible shield on my... 5,362 Views / 30 Replies  
I've had a full body invisible shield on my original iPhone since launch. I'm lucky enough to live near Salt Lake City where Zagg has it's HQ. They have a lifetime warranty which I've taken...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 22, 2010 at 03:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Back when the original iPhone shipped at $600,... 1,681 Views / 6 Replies  
Back when the original iPhone shipped at $600, and then dropped quickly by $200, Apple was nice enough to give us early adopters a $100 gift card, and Amex covered the other $100.
So yea, props to...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 22, 2010 at 03:36 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was getting all ready to mock you, but as I... 1,140 Views / 6 Replies  
I was getting all ready to mock you, but as I started typing I realized this was actually a good question...

Cheers.

Also you've been around as long as I have, so props...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 22, 2010 at 03:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not being able to make calls.... True, but... ... 6,631 Views / 23 Replies  
Not being able to make calls.... True, but...

If I have a old iPhone that I've replaced with a newer one and wanted just data on the old one. I could slap my data only iPad sim into the old...
Posted by CIA, on May 3, 2010 at 03:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sadly that won't help since it's not a Apple... 1,537 Views / 3 Replies  
Sadly that won't help since it's not a Apple drive, it's a WD. (Also it's 5400rpm whereas the firmware update you posted to goes for 7200rpm models)

What finally worked was downgrading the...
Posted by CIA, on Apr 28, 2010 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
WD 2.5" 750 (& 640) Blue laptop drive help 1,537 Views / 3 Replies  
I posted this also over at the MacRumors forums, but am looking for as much help as I can get so I'm posting it here also...

So I have some weird issues....
I have a unibody 13" Macbook Pro, 2.26...
Posted by CIA, on Apr 28, 2010 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
While it's possible from a programming... 4,092 Views / 30 Replies  
While it's possible from a programming perspective, CUDA has not been implemented for the Mac version of the Seti BOINC app yet. I don't think there are any apps under BOINC that support OpenCL or...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 23, 2009 at 05:58 PM, in Team MacNN
All this is true from a connection standpoint, ... 1,636 Views / 2 Replies  
All this is true from a connection standpoint, where the head is actually crimped onto the cable. Over the weekend I checked out a lot of the cables here that are cat5e or cat6, and all but one...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 27, 2009 at 03:05 PM, in Networking
Cat 5, cat 5e, cat6, T568a T568b and wires. 1,636 Views / 2 Replies  
So I posted a few days back about some odd network issues a girl here was having, the end result being we are replacing a large amount of patch cables here at work.

So we bought 1000' of Cat 6...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 24, 2009 at 06:16 PM, in Networking
YouTube - Mac Pro SATA Ports... 5,338 Views / 17 Replies  
YouTube - Mac Pro SATA Ports (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfIfHuM9I6g)
Using the Mac Pro's 2 extra onboard SATA Ports with External SATA Case Kit...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 22, 2009 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
We are running a mix of 100BT and 1000BT. No... 735 Views / 4 Replies  
We are running a mix of 100BT and 1000BT. No one who works here now was really around when the wires were installed in the walls so who knows what's in there. Probably Cat5. I'll pull the plate...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 22, 2009 at 05:55 PM, in Networking
Odd wired network port on Macbook Pro 735 Views / 4 Replies  
Friend just bought a refurb 2.66 Macbook Pro from the Apple Refurb site. Model 5,1. She brought it in to get setup here at work and while the wireless was working fine we couldn't get it to...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 22, 2009 at 04:08 PM, in Networking
I would RMA the stick in question, but can't seem... 768 Views / 5 Replies  
I would RMA the stick in question, but can't seem to figure out which one it actually is. 4MEM is consistent with both errors, how do I figure out what actual slot that is?
Posted by CIA, on Jun 17, 2009 at 01:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
My experiences so far with the Developer Preview:... 39,248 Views / 962 Replies  
My experiences so far with the Developer Preview: 10a380
Pulled every drive out of my MacPro (8x3.2, 16GB Ram, 8800) and installed a old 320 I had in my desk.
Installed regular Leopard, then...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 15, 2009 at 04:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, I ran it again over the weekend. Extended... 768 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, I ran it again over the weekend. Extended test, loop mode. This time it went 42 passes, and finally failed late Sunday night.
4MEM/9/40000006:0x78f7b018

It should be noted there were...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 15, 2009 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can we discuss our experiences with the Snow... 39,248 Views / 962 Replies  
Can we discuss our experiences with the Snow Leopard Developer Preview release here? Or will that get us booted?
Posted by CIA, on Jun 13, 2009 at 01:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Not to feed the fire, but I'll give up Blu-Ray... 39,248 Views / 962 Replies  
Not to feed the fire, but I'll give up Blu-Ray when I can download HD video that doesn't look like crap. Blu-Ray on a properly set up large TV looks amazing. I haven't seen anything downloaded HD...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 10, 2009 at 04:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Agreed. A little footnote to my story: They... 4,842 Views / 68 Replies  
Agreed. A little footnote to my story: They also gave me both my hard drives, and all my ram back as well. Heck they even let me keep that beefy odd power cord the quad came with. Selling all...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 10, 2009 at 03:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hardware Test Failures 768 Views / 5 Replies  
I finally bumped my machine up to 16GB, 8x2GB sticks. As a precaution I ran Hardware test off the disks that came with my MacPro. When I first installed I ran an extended test during the day and it...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 9, 2009 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
My dad got the Dual 1.8 G5 when it came out... 4,842 Views / 68 Replies  
My dad got the Dual 1.8 G5 when it came out (originally it was only a single if I recall, apple released the dual after the fact.) He's happily using it to this day and he's a photoshop nut. I think...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 9, 2009 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
The two onboard SATA connectors are really easy... 5,338 Views / 17 Replies  
The two onboard SATA connectors are really easy to get to. I bought a SATA to eSATA PCI bracket from somewhere, I think OWC for about 20 bucks. Now I have 2 eSATA ports on the back of my MacPro. ...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 9, 2009 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Update issue 5,345 Views / 95 Replies  
I downloaded the combo updater, ran it on my 8x3.2 MacPro. Update seemed to go ok. The machine restarted, long pause (several minutes) and it restarted again. Most updates seem to do this so I...
Posted by CIA, on May 12, 2009 at 07:09 PM, in Mac OS X
MacPro (Early 2008) Memory Banks 976 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a 8 core 3.2 Mac pro, Currently it has 8GB of ram, (4x2GB). I still have the (removed) additional 2GB (2x1GB) Apple ram that came with the machine. I took the 2x1gb out because with the...
Posted by CIA, on Mar 12, 2009 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Buyers Guide over at MacRumors is a great... 617 Views / 10 Replies  
The Buyers Guide over at MacRumors is a great research tool if you are in the market for a new Apple Product (http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/)
Posted by CIA, on Sep 29, 2008 at 08:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Another vote for the invisible shield. I love... 25,236 Views / 29 Replies  
Another vote for the invisible shield. I love mine. I scratched the glass on my original iPhone in numerous places, and it was annoying. Also the back was scratched to sh*t. When my phone was...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 9, 2008 at 09:25 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Again, outside where I work today. I see a lot... 5,689 Views / 63 Replies  
Again, outside where I work today. I see a lot of nice cars here, but this was my first Lambo sighting since I moved here. Which one is this?

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9361/lambpfa0.jpg
Posted by CIA, on Aug 28, 2008 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iTunes 7.7 bugs 618 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm wondering if anyone else can re-create this:

Syncing original iPhone, with 2.0 on it.
Sync only selected music playlists.
All my music syncs fine. I have 2 smart playlists on it, one with...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM, in Applications
Poll: I agree. Also I live in an area where there is... 2,794 Views / 67 Replies  
I agree. Also I live in an area where there is no 3G coverage. There's no sense in paying an extra $15 to get the same plan, using the same slow ass EDGE. Besides GPS and the normal headphone jack...
Posted by CIA, on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:49 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Manfrotto 503, Under $300, very good. Dunno... 651 Views / 3 Replies  
Manfrotto 503, Under $300, very good.
Dunno about sticks....
Posted by CIA, on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to resurrect an old thread, but had to post... 5,689 Views / 63 Replies  
Not to resurrect an old thread, but had to post this. Same parking lot outside where I work, and where I spotted the Lotus. Shot today. I believe this is the Audi R8? (again, same shitty iPhone...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 17, 2008 at 03:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Considering the price, I don't think many people... 3,448 Views / 61 Replies  
Considering the price, I don't think many people have much to complain about. Price of just the phone that is.
The 3G is awesome, for those of you who can use it. A large chunk of the AT&T iPhone...
Posted by CIA, on Jun 17, 2008 at 02:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but this movie... 2,183 Views / 85 Replies  
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but this movie is now available on Blu-ray.

.....Odd footnote, turns out a old acquaintance of mine was the director of photography for the film. He also was the...
Posted by CIA, on May 14, 2008 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Mac/PC Guitar Hero III guitar. 488 Views / 0 Replies  
I have GH3 for the PS3 and love it. I recently found a place selling the Mac/PC version for $50 with the wired guitar. I'm guessing the wired guitar is USB, so my question is will the wired guitar...
Posted by CIA, on May 14, 2008 at 02:41 PM, in Gaming
Dual Graphics cards in a Quad G5 567 Views / 2 Replies  
My existing card is a 7800 Ultra, and it's driving dual 24" monitors at the moment, but I want a 3rd monitor just for video playback in FCP editing. What are my options? Also, what if any issues...
Posted by CIA, on Mar 3, 2008 at 01:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Heh, both would be nice, but I'd prefer the money... 705 Views / 7 Replies  
Heh, both would be nice, but I'd prefer the money back from Amex over a credit with Apple. Any refund I get from Amex is going to pay down my Amex bill anyway lol. My Amex card has a new iMac...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 7, 2007 at 08:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Amex refunding iPhone buyers 705 Views / 7 Replies  
I just got off the phone with Amex, called the buyer's protection number (1-800-297-8019). They said "Things are changing quickly, we will forward your claim to someone to review it, you should know...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
{That's Interesting.} I run FFXI on my Late... 4,188 Views / 8 Replies  
{That's Interesting.}
I run FFXI on my Late Summer 2007 iMac (2.8Ghz, C2DE, 4GB Ram) under bootcamp, but am interested in the running it under parallels. In fact, my iBook G4 1.25 is about to die,...
Posted by CIA, on Sep 1, 2007 at 03:06 AM, in Gaming
Thanks for the quick response. 5,689 Views / 63 Replies  
Thanks for the quick response.
Posted by CIA, on Aug 16, 2007 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What kind of Lotus is this? 5,689 Views / 63 Replies  
This drove by me outside my work, parked, and a guy and girl got out and went into the local China Buffet resturant.
I get it's a lotus, but which one? Looking for specs, price, etc.....
Thanks....
Posted by CIA, on Aug 16, 2007 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
First off, "AppleWorks is Dead" is a poor way to... 2,782 Views / 68 Replies  
First off, "AppleWorks is Dead" is a poor way to phrase this. Anyone who still uses it know's that the program has essentially been dead for about 10 years. Seriously, when was the last actual...
Posted by CIA, on Aug 15, 2007 at 04:20 PM, in Applications
And note that the 2xxx series have h.264... 7,149 Views / 61 Replies  
And note that the 2xxx series have h.264 dedicated chips. (Altho I don't think the 2900 does iirc, not that that applies here). I don't know if Apple is utilizing these yet, or if they plan too, but...
Posted by CIA, on Aug 11, 2007 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
While fascinating, this thread is now waaay off... 1,393 Views / 33 Replies  
While fascinating, this thread is now waaay off topic.
Posted by CIA, on Aug 11, 2007 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Does the new iMac use SO-Dimms for memory or the... 16,413 Views / 302 Replies  
Does the new iMac use SO-Dimms for memory or the standard desktop type?
Posted by CIA, on Aug 7, 2007 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
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