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No idea about the bidding, but if you can at all... 1,596 Views / 52 Replies  
No idea about the bidding, but if you can at all afford it, just say no to a 30-year mortgage. Get a 15 if you can. A 30-year just involves you paying the bank. Average time in a house = 7 years. 7...
Posted by gperks, on Mar 11, 2011 at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The setter method is going to change which object... 1,013 Views / 17 Replies  
The setter method is going to change which object 'value' points to.

1. It needs to call 'release' on any object it used to point to, since we're not referencing it any more.
2. It needs to call...
Posted by gperks, on Jul 30, 2010 at 04:05 PM, in Developer Center
The antenna is down there under the cover to... 5,245 Views / 105 Replies  
The antenna is down there under the cover to improve reception. If it were inside all that aluminium the signal would be weakened. Think bunny ears; this is as far out as Apple's designers would let...
Posted by gperks, on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just remember if you try Blackadder... season one... 812 Views / 43 Replies  
Just remember if you try Blackadder... season one is pretty dreadful; I don't like it at all. Season 2 and on are far better. Season 4 even has Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (who now plays House).
Posted by gperks, on Apr 14, 2010 at 10:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
> are using two different stylings of the car in... 3,703 Views / 49 Replies  
> are using two different stylings of the car in their articles today (where the front grill is different)

The hatch and the sedan have different stylings including the front grille. IMO the...
Posted by gperks, on Dec 4, 2009 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Zino looks really nice as a small-CPU mini.... 2,131 Views / 20 Replies  
The Zino looks really nice as a small-CPU mini. But then according to Something wicked this way comes…the Dell Inspiron Zino HD AMD at Home...
Posted by gperks, on Nov 13, 2009 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: HMS Victory wins, with ease. They're not even in... 2,104 Views / 33 Replies  
HMS Victory wins, with ease. They're not even in the same class, 1st rate vs perhaps 4th rate. Battle came down to firepower. A broadside from the Victory would massacre the Constitution.

The...
Posted by gperks, on Oct 19, 2009 at 10:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Some nice surprises, a few odd matches. Matched... 10,768 Views / 44 Replies  
Some nice surprises, a few odd matches. Matched my kids at all sorts of ages. A bit of training and it starts finding people in all sorts of photos.

Places, pretty awesome. Wish you could move the...
Posted by gperks, on Jan 28, 2009 at 11:53 PM, in Applications
Perhaps it's moved off-screen, somehow. Try... 972 Views / 5 Replies  
Perhaps it's moved off-screen, somehow. Try View->Clean Up, which will rearrange your icons.
Posted by gperks, on Jan 14, 2009 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
WeatherBug does look good. My son will enjoy... 15,441 Views / 187 Replies  
WeatherBug does look good.

My son will enjoy "Battle of Waterloo".
Posted by gperks, on Jul 10, 2008 at 11:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's replete with the anguish of break-up. 1,264 Views / 64 Replies  
It's replete with the anguish of break-up.
Posted by gperks, on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
> How can Dianna know the 5th Cylon isn't in the... 225,708 Views / 4,986 Replies  
> How can Dianna know the 5th Cylon isn't in the fleet?

Because she was looking at #5 when she said it... or at least knows #5 is one of the hostages. Not on the fleet => on the basestar. Laura,...
Posted by gperks, on Jun 14, 2008 at 10:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can try monologuing at bugreporter.apple.com.... 801 Views / 6 Replies  
You can try monologuing at bugreporter.apple.com. :stick: Occasionally it turns into a dialog. :bicker:

:)
Posted by gperks, on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:02 PM, in Developer Center
You might have keyboards laying around, but you... 4,999 Views / 5 Replies  
You might have keyboards laying around, but you will want a Mac keyboard not a Windows one.

A mini will have plenty of power. Notebooks good for travel as expressed above.
Posted by gperks, on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:00 PM, in Developer Center
The 2.5 has more cache than the older ones, but... 682 Views / 6 Replies  
The 2.5 has more cache than the older ones, but even so the performance boost is typically < 10%. Battery and heat should be where the main gains are. With both of those improved, it's nice to get...
Posted by gperks, on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm pretty sure they are comparing to Yonah. They... 3,288 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm pretty sure they are comparing to Yonah. They also have a comparison to a 1.67GHz G4. Why not compare to a G3 instead? ;-)
Posted by gperks, on Feb 26, 2008 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Love Marmite. Tried Vegemite. Opinion: Vegemite... 1,297 Views / 27 Replies  
Love Marmite. Tried Vegemite. Opinion: Vegemite is a poor substitute.

Will have to try the Guinness one!

You can often find Marmite at World Market and high-end grocery stores.

Hard to beat...
Posted by gperks, on Feb 24, 2008 at 09:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1080p and 1080i are now available options.... 4,763 Views / 119 Replies  
1080p and 1080i are now available options. Whether it really outputs 1080 I don't know.
Posted by gperks, on Feb 12, 2008 at 07:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
MTR is not Handbrake - they do completely... 939 Views / 15 Replies  
MTR is not Handbrake - they do completely different things. MTR you end up with a copy of the DVD (which is certainly nice to have). Handbrake you end up with a (roughly) 2GB file with the movie,...
Posted by gperks, on Nov 12, 2007 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pros are... fast! 939 Views / 15 Replies  
Using Handbrake to rip some DVDs - the kids are starting to "play" with my DVDs so I want some backup - and the 2.66 quad Mac Pro will rip a DVD in 40-45 minutes. Great.

Figured I'd crank up the...
Posted by gperks, on Nov 12, 2007 at 07:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
TimeFlyer by A Single Pixel... 1,308 Views / 52 Replies  
TimeFlyer by A Single Pixel (http://www.asinglepixel.com) would be a great tool for making these timelines look good.

Self-promotion :-)
Posted by gperks, on Oct 31, 2007 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, yes it can. Apple is growing far faster than... 16,998 Views / 454 Replies  
Oh, yes it can. Apple is growing far faster than those other companies, so it has a higher premium.

We are just at the very beginning of the iPhone ramp up. And the Mac tipping point. yesterday's...
Posted by gperks, on Oct 23, 2007 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
> that's why I'm trying to get started early ... 16,998 Views / 454 Replies  
> that's why I'm trying to get started early

Good plan; this will pay off big time. When you're 40 you will be very happy with yourself!

>and figure out what to do with my ~$5,000 that I've...
Posted by gperks, on Oct 23, 2007 at 11:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well done on a profitable first trade. Heck, you... 16,998 Views / 454 Replies  
Well done on a profitable first trade. Heck, you made money, that's good. It's hard and only natural to second guess yourself. If only I'd ... if you had kept the AAPL you'd now be wishing you had...
Posted by gperks, on Oct 23, 2007 at 11:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Really enjoyed season one; watched with my wife... 6,820 Views / 140 Replies  
Really enjoyed season one; watched with my wife and we both liked it.

So where's the 2nd season on iTunes?
Posted by gperks, on Oct 17, 2007 at 10:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Worth a look is Foam, Computers in Motion - Home... 438 Views / 1 Replies  
Worth a look is Foam, Computers in Motion - Home (http://www.computersinmotion.com). Also search for RelativeLayout.
Posted by gperks, on Sep 17, 2007 at 03:54 PM, in Developer Center
shinji said: >Safari > -Saving an... 14,140 Views / 199 Replies  
shinji said: >Safari

> -Saving an image/movie/etc. should have an option of where to save, not just the location I specify in preference

You can - just hold down the Alt key, right-click on the...
Posted by gperks, on Sep 4, 2007 at 01:52 PM, in Mac OS X
So... French Press bad, huh? I have a... 1,180 Views / 61 Replies  
So... French Press bad, huh?

I have a Starbucks barista espresso maker. It works well except the milk wand took *forever* and was incredibly noisy. $150, I probably made enough coffee to break...
Posted by gperks, on Aug 29, 2007 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't forget that since Tiger, Apple has released... 2,332 Views / 44 Replies  
Don't forget that since Tiger, Apple has released two other releases of OS X before Leopard. Those are the Intel version - not a trivial effort and forgotten because they did such a good job; and the...
Posted by gperks, on Aug 23, 2007 at 07:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Turns out (after finding the tutorial videos)... 275 Views / 2 Replies  
Turns out (after finding the tutorial videos) that there is an "Import iMovie HD" menu item that will suck in your existing project. Presumably you can import more than one.

I wonder what the...
Posted by gperks, on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:14 PM, in Applications
iMovie 08 - importing existing projects? 275 Views / 2 Replies  
The great new feature of '08 is the ability to browse through *lots* of video sources. I have about 40 DV tapes, and have been sucking them into iMovie 06 into a separate project per tape.

Will...
Posted by gperks, on Aug 8, 2007 at 12:30 PM, in Applications
Any word on Universal Photoshop Elements? 283 Views / 0 Replies  
Any news at all? It's been forever. CS3's been out for a while now. Getting a bit sick of that PSE4 dock icon :-)
Posted by gperks, on Jul 19, 2007 at 02:57 PM, in Applications
Video card choices 373 Views / 2 Replies  
1. The regular 7300GT.
Pros: cheap
Cons: Not recommended in the Aperture specs.

2. The ATI 190XT
Pros: Recommended for Aperture
Cons: Power consumption, heat output, very (?) noisy

Is...
Posted by gperks, on Jul 15, 2007 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Suggestion: use the Migration Assistant. It's... 628 Views / 4 Replies  
Suggestion: use the Migration Assistant. It's easy, and it did 99% of what I needed. I can't even remember what it didn't migrate. I think some folder I'd created in the root, maybe /fink. Whatever...
Posted by gperks, on Jul 6, 2007 at 09:50 AM, in Mac OS X
So... answering myself after a quick search. ... 3,163 Views / 15 Replies  
So... answering myself after a quick search.

There is this monstrosity by Belkin: Hands-on with Belkin's iPhone Headphone Adapter - Engadget Mobile...
Posted by gperks, on Jul 3, 2007 at 09:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone adapter for headphones ? 3,163 Views / 15 Replies  
So... finally tried to actually listen to some music. Dock works well providing line-out. Headphone socket useless for headphones by Shure and Sennheiser.

Houston, we have a :censor: problem.
...
Posted by gperks, on Jul 3, 2007 at 09:21 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Got one! Failed at AT&T (out of 8GB models),... 4,559 Views / 109 Replies  
Got one! Failed at AT&T (out of 8GB models), scored one later at an Apple Store. :)

However...

"Cannot activate... store may be busy" :(
Posted by gperks, on Jun 29, 2007 at 09:24 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
USB 2.0 is rated at 480Mbps, Firewire 400 at... 629 Views / 6 Replies  
USB 2.0 is rated at 480Mbps, Firewire 400 at 400Mbps. So you (and sales droids) would think USB is faster. However, in reality, Firewire is the better of the two at dealing with constant streams of...
Posted by gperks, on May 12, 2007 at 12:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Seems like a miniDV camcorder would suit you just... 629 Views / 6 Replies  
Seems like a miniDV camcorder would suit you just great. I have had a poor quality issue with Canon, and good luck with Panasonic. Mine has Firewire ("IEEE 1394" they sometimes call it) and works...
Posted by gperks, on May 10, 2007 at 05:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
24" iMac - HD upgradeable? 867 Views / 2 Replies  
I know the RAM is user-accessible. What about the HD? Would it void the warranty.

The video card is set in stone, right? No way to up the RAM on that.

Tough decision because Amazon iMac pricing...
Posted by gperks, on Apr 15, 2007 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks everyone, really good advice. Mark, I... 981 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks everyone, really good advice.

Mark, I think you're right about the iMac & external drive. That's basically what we're doing today using SuperDuper (currently two internal drives in a Power...
Posted by gperks, on Apr 14, 2007 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
RAID and an iMac comparison 981 Views / 19 Replies  
I thinking of upgrading my wife's computer.

She does a bunch of Photoshop and Pages work, and has tens of thousands of photos in iPhoto.

The photos are precious, so I'd like some redundancy and...
Posted by gperks, on Apr 13, 2007 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not much insight from the Cocoa mailing list, I'm... 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
Not much insight from the Cocoa mailing list, I'm afraid. It would be awfully wonderful if Leopard's IB has this taken care of.
Posted by gperks, on Apr 11, 2007 at 01:49 PM, in Developer Center
Comitting them as binary definitely means no... 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
Comitting them as binary definitely means no merging is possible.

I'll try the Cocoa mailing list.
Posted by gperks, on Apr 7, 2007 at 10:00 PM, in Developer Center
> I still doubt that merges would be very easy to... 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
> I still doubt that merges would be very easy to manage

You're right. I hope this situation is improved in Leopard.

What does Apple do on large projects with a dozen developers? Without being...
Posted by gperks, on Apr 6, 2007 at 01:10 PM, in Developer Center
Unfortunately even the XML-based nib files aren't... 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
Unfortunately even the XML-based nib files aren't easy to merge. Hundreds of CF$UID (or something) numbers are different and in conflict. How can I possibly resolve all those?

Seems like at this...
Posted by gperks, on Apr 5, 2007 at 01:13 AM, in Developer Center
THANK YOU!!!! Much better. Most of our nibs... 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
THANK YOU!!!!

Much better. Most of our nibs were in text format already, somehow. All except MyDocument.nib - you know, the big one :-)

Thanks again! :)
Posted by gperks, on Apr 4, 2007 at 04:03 PM, in Developer Center
Multiple developers & nib files 1,112 Views / 12 Replies  
Subversion and its ilk work great when multiple people change text files.

nib files however, not so good. keyedobjects.nib is a binary file, so conflicts occur and merges are impossible. :cry:
...
Posted by gperks, on Apr 4, 2007 at 09:20 AM, in Developer Center
Todd, It's been a while since I've been on... 2,836 Views / 22 Replies  
Todd,

It's been a while since I've been on here. Thanks for posting. Your personal response means a lot. I will contact you directly about replacing the base.

Also a nod of thanks to Dan M who...
Posted by gperks, on Mar 30, 2007 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Countabout from http://www.freshmowed.com? 398 Views / 3 Replies  
Countabout from http://www.freshmowed.com?
Posted by gperks, on Mar 1, 2007 at 04:31 PM, in Applications
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