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The stock is massively undervalued in my opinion:... 16,191 Views / 454 Replies  
The stock is massively undervalued in my opinion: this is the company that stands to inherit the earth after the recession ends (at least, as far as electronics and software goes). Unfortunately I...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Mar 3, 2009 at 05:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If they want to totally reboot Star Trek then... 20,891 Views / 694 Replies  
If they want to totally reboot Star Trek then they should enforce this rule : Time Travel is impossible.

There - at a stroke you've corrected the #1 thing that's wrong with TNG and everything...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 18, 2008 at 01:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I compare the new MB to the Air, instore. The... 3,752 Views / 77 Replies  
I compare the new MB to the Air, instore. The screen was what swayed it for me totally - so I bought a refurb Air. Had the MB had the same screen as the Air, I probably would have bought that instead.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 2, 2008 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple already offers a Netbook, it's called the... 3,089 Views / 78 Replies  
Apple already offers a Netbook, it's called the iPod Touch
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple already offers a Netbook, it's called the... 3,089 Views / 78 Replies  
Apple already offers a Netbook, it's called the iPhone
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 29, 2008 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I do. It was definitely worth the extra $$$ for... 593 Views / 14 Replies  
I do. It was definitely worth the extra $$$ for me - because it was only an extra £50 ! (~$80). That's the beauty of the refurb store ! :)

Apps launch almost instantly. Spotlight is instant. I...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 22, 2008 at 05:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, so far I'm totally stoked with this Air ! ... 593 Views / 14 Replies  
Well, so far I'm totally stoked with this Air !

I guess, the biggest thing - and this is kind of a silly thing to say - is that it's definitely a REAL computer. It's not some compromised...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 21, 2008 at 03:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Trackpads on PC laptops tend to drive me NUTS -... 2,859 Views / 11 Replies  
Trackpads on PC laptops tend to drive me NUTS - yet I've never had a problem using an Apple trackpad. I guess my brain is just adapted to the peculiarities of the Mac trackpad's settings.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 21, 2008 at 08:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It's going back a bit, but I did upgrade from the... 1,947 Views / 31 Replies  
It's going back a bit, but I did upgrade from the PB12" to the Macbook 13.3", and I remember the screen a serious let down. That said, you do get used to it...but...why should you have to ?
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 21, 2008 at 07:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've just bought an Air, because in the 2 years... 593 Views / 14 Replies  
I've just bought an Air, because in the 2 years of having my Macbook, I can count the number of times I've used the ports or the optical drive on the fingers of one hand.

It's my secondary...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 21, 2008 at 07:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, but it should be explicitly stated in the... 1,947 Views / 31 Replies  
Yeah, but it should be explicitly stated in the specs - there's no way of knowing when you order online that the 13.3" in the Macbook is not the same panel that's in the Air, and it's not a small...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 19, 2008 at 06:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Screens: MacBook vs MacBook Air 1,947 Views / 31 Replies  
I had the chance to directly compare the new MacBook to the MacBook Air today, and something very obvious struck me: the screens are not the same.

Yeah, I know one of them is covered with glass...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 18, 2008 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
But if you wanted one that worked with your... 812 Views / 23 Replies  
But if you wanted one that worked with your MacBook, you'd - uh - buy one with USB and not Firewire ? I don't see your point.

You may also notice the MacBook lacks a Parallel Printer Port, an ADB...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 18, 2008 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly. I think you'll find that the super-über... 17,038 Views / 514 Replies  
Exactly. I think you'll find that the super-über colour critical work is still undertaken using CRT monitors with large hoods, even today.

For the other 99.9999999% of humanity, glossy vs. matt is...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 15, 2008 at 05:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Has anyone physically confirmed that the lower... 5,317 Views / 28 Replies  
Has anyone physically confirmed that the lower model does NOT have backlight ? The situation seems confused.

This is pure product differentiation by Apple. It must cost them $1.99 for the parts...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 15, 2008 at 03:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just don't buy this whole 'glossy is no good... 17,038 Views / 514 Replies  
I just don't buy this whole 'glossy is no good for colour accuracy' meme.

What do you think happens to the light that falls on a matt screen ? It must go somewhere, so it gets scattered. This has...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 15, 2008 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I pity the poor saps that have been weaned onto... 626 Views / 31 Replies  
I pity the poor saps that have been weaned onto this crap by the mobile networks.

Buy a Mobile Me subscription for $99/year and you've got push messaging of virtually unlimited message size,...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 13, 2008 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The issue isn't individual creditors loosing out... 3,166 Views / 208 Replies  
The issue isn't individual creditors loosing out - that's been guaranteed.

The problem is there's no guarantee for institutions that have invested in Icelandic banks - and that includes a lot of...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 10, 2008 at 05:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
yeah, I know :[ I kept typing APPLE and then... 16,191 Views / 454 Replies  
yeah, I know :[ I kept typing APPLE and then deleting the 'E'. I'll correct my post because it's annoying/embarassing.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 8, 2008 at 05:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
:D That's a good 'un. I don't come from... 3,166 Views / 208 Replies  
:D That's a good 'un. I don't come from Staffordshire, and I don't live in Stoke - in fact I avoid the place like the plague - so I'm inclined to agree.



Yeah, but it's the XXX your father's...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 8, 2008 at 05:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Iceland is a cool country (in every sense) and... 3,166 Views / 208 Replies  
Iceland is a cool country (in every sense) and the people were very friendly and amiable when I visited. Even if they do still think they are Vikings.

Working out who's related to who in Iceland...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 7, 2008 at 06:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
...and then today AAPL is down over 9% on the... 16,191 Views / 454 Replies  
...and then today AAPL is down over 9% on the day.

Why, oh why, does it keep getting spanked like this ? It was another bad day all round, but AAPL took a beating more than most. What's really...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Oct 7, 2008 at 06:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Get the heck out of London as soon as you... 568 Views / 33 Replies  
Get the heck out of London as soon as you possibly can. It's a city. It's a big city. It has more in common with other big capital cities that it does with the rest of the country. London ≠ England...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Sep 18, 2008 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I find the speaker on the iPhone really useful -... 1,126 Views / 18 Replies  
I find the speaker on the iPhone really useful - for games and listening to podcasts. That alone would make it worth getting the new touch for me...

I wonder - can the new Touch play proper alert...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Sep 10, 2008 at 05:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not in this country ! There would be absolute... 3,546 Views / 30 Replies  
Not in this country ! There would be absolute uproar if it worked like that. Don't you guys in the USA also pay to receive phone calls ?!

Wow. you are really getting totally shafted by the...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Sep 10, 2008 at 05:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Where are you getting this information ? I can't... 4,112 Views / 54 Replies  
Where are you getting this information ? I can't find anything saying it's on schedule for release this month....

I assume you're talking about Gainstown, and that you're expecting these to end up...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Sep 3, 2008 at 06:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm. OK. It certainly doesn't look as if the next... 4,112 Views / 54 Replies  
Hmm. OK. It certainly doesn't look as if the next gen Intel chips are ready to go anytime soon - I'm hearing November.

I can't see a Pro being introduced at MacWorld as it's a consumer-oriented...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Sep 2, 2008 at 05:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not so sure - since the Intel transition it's... 4,112 Views / 54 Replies  
I'm not so sure - since the Intel transition it's been a pretty reliable 8 months between revisions. The last update was January, so that puts the next one...right about now :eek:

I was about the...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Sep 1, 2008 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Phew ! Well, I'm jealous ! I'm also in the... 4,112 Views / 54 Replies  
Phew ! Well, I'm jealous !

I'm also in the market for a Mac Pro - though my needs are more modest and a minimal Quad config will probably do me fine. I'm even considering an iMac.

I'd be...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Aug 30, 2008 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes - hold down * on the keypad when entering the... 744 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes - hold down * on the keypad when entering the number, and it will change to a ' , ' - a pause.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jul 9, 2008 at 06:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Panic Sans here too, or Deja Vu which is the same. 15,267 Views / 8 Replies  
Panic Sans here too, or Deja Vu which is the same.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jun 5, 2008 at 05:52 PM, in Developer Center
Python has a good reputation, but personally I... 1,141 Views / 13 Replies  
Python has a good reputation, but personally I prefer Ruby. Both of these languages are installed on OS X by default.

Just type 'irb' in the terminal and you an bang in Ruby code interactively.
...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Apr 8, 2008 at 06:00 AM, in Developer Center
While you're in there, I recommend installing the... 778 Views / 12 Replies  
While you're in there, I recommend installing the 802.11n Airport card from FastMac. I did it this week, and the difference (in terms of range and speed) is night and day. Best upgrade yet
Posted by Gee4orce, on Feb 8, 2008 at 07:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Methink the typical Ars Technica reader is not... 11,712 Views / 410 Replies  
Methink the typical Ars Technica reader is not the target demographic for this product.

Really, if you want to be building WebKit from source code, you're probably going to want a Macbook Pro...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Feb 4, 2008 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My feeling is that at least 50% of the population... 11,712 Views / 410 Replies  
My feeling is that at least 50% of the population will want one of these laptops as soon as they touch one.

Some of us fellas might want one too ;)
Posted by Gee4orce, on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Another Vibe Duo owner here. The only downsides... 10,928 Views / 14 Replies  
Another Vibe Duo owner here. The only downsides to these phones are a) the call button on the cord can be a bit hard to find, and b) they don't block out as much ambient sound as other inner-ear...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 29, 2008 at 03:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Multitouch trackpad as mouse replacement. 685 Views / 2 Replies  
I've been having some mouse troubles lately (I can't find a mousing surface that my mouse gets along with), and it's occurred to me that I get along just fine and dandy with my trackpad on my laptop....
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 19, 2008 at 01:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm left thinking that Apple still has room to... 11,712 Views / 410 Replies  
I'm left thinking that Apple still has room to ship a sub-sub notebook; something below the Macbook - a Macbook 'nano' perhaps...

Something that's as much iPhone as Macbook. Perhaps running a...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 18, 2008 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
...on third thoughts, I think it's fake. I... 677 Views / 8 Replies  
...on third thoughts, I think it's fake.

I think Apple would more likely remove the trackpad button altogether than make it that large.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 3, 2008 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
...on second thoughts this is a 'Pro' thread... 677 Views / 8 Replies  
...on second thoughts this is a 'Pro' thread because that machine has a 'pro' style keyboard.

I'm not sure what you'd want to do with a click button that is quite THAT large either.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 3, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sub-notebook spy shots 677 Views / 8 Replies  
Look pretty real to me. There's that super-wide trackpad that was mentioned too.

See em here (http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/01/02/new-apple-notebook-spotted-we-told-you-so/)

(not sure if this...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 3, 2008 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
no - but I needed to vent ! :) I would have email... 2,908 Views / 21 Replies  
no - but I needed to vent ! :) I would have email him, but he doesn't provide an address on that page, and I wasn't about to provide more hits trying to find it on his site.
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 2, 2008 at 11:32 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Paul Thurot proves his an iPhone jackass. 2,908 Views / 21 Replies  
I"m not going to link to the page, because that's exactly what the author wants, but Paul Thurot (of Winsupersite 'fame') has just proven he's a grade A jackass with the following comment on how...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Jan 2, 2008 at 06:37 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Wow - and maybe it also makes coffee, does the... 672 Views / 10 Replies  
Wow - and maybe it also makes coffee, does the shopping, and collects the kids from school ?

Simons specs are on the mark, although I think it will use the latest CPUs from Intel. I was looking at...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Dec 8, 2007 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iMovie used to refuse to run on server - I don't... 932 Views / 23 Replies  
iMovie used to refuse to run on server - I don't know if this is still the case though.

I have installed an run the iCal server on Leopard client - it's very easy to do if you are familiar with...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 29, 2007 at 12:17 PM, in Mac OS X
You guys doing web site 'design' in Dreamweaver... 4,423 Views / 83 Replies  
You guys doing web site 'design' in Dreamweaver should a) get a clue, b) learn CSS based layout, and c) buy CSSEdit.

Leopard roars. Really. To me it feels like the kind of OS I thought I might be...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 16, 2007 at 08:53 AM, in Mac OS X
That is cool - very useful for checking those... 8,838 Views / 152 Replies  
That is cool - very useful for checking those dock icon badges
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 2, 2007 at 07:23 PM, in Mac OS X
I love the new front row - it really makes a Mac... 5,754 Views / 141 Replies  
I love the new front row - it really makes a Mac Mini a much better option than an Apple TV these days (unless you're a YouTube addict - where IS the YouTube feature ?)

People were able to readily...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 1, 2007 at 01:31 PM, in Applications
I've noticed that Dashboard is a heck of a lot... 8,838 Views / 152 Replies  
I've noticed that Dashboard is a heck of a lot more responsive - it used to take an age for the widgets to refresh if you hadn't visited Dashboard for a while, now it only take a couple of seconds....
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 1, 2007 at 01:27 PM, in Mac OS X
But why would you turn on sharing protocols, and... 2,729 Views / 73 Replies  
But why would you turn on sharing protocols, and then expect the firewall to block them ? As I said earlier, the correct way to secure your system is to turn off any non-essential sharing processes. ...
Posted by Gee4orce, on Nov 1, 2007 at 06:19 AM, in Mac OS X
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