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I've updated the initial post, the upshot of... 1,509 Views / 4 Replies  
I've updated the initial post, the upshot of which is; I sell the MacBook Pro for £801 now. Please reply to this thread or send me a private message me if you're interested.
Posted by megasad, on Apr 25, 2011 at 07:09 AM, in Marketplace
So, is anyone interested? Would pretty, hi-res... 1,509 Views / 4 Replies  
So, is anyone interested? Would pretty, hi-res photographs make a difference? An ever-so-slightly-lower asking price? I got to play with an 11" MacBook Air on the weekend and dang they're nice...
Posted by megasad, on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM, in Marketplace
Ah, thanks for pointing that out, I forgot to... 1,509 Views / 4 Replies  
Ah, thanks for pointing that out, I forgot to update it when I moved back to the UK last month. And the machine was bought here, it has a British keyboard.
Posted by megasad, on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM, in Marketplace
FS: 13" MacBook Pro, 1TB Hard Drive, 3 Years AppleCare, UK£ 1,509 Views / 4 Replies  
UPDATED POST - 25th April 2011:

£801 - New Price

I'll be finishing university in a month's time and so want to sell this MacBook Pro, that I may live without any kind of computer at all (other...
Posted by megasad, on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:53 AM, in Marketplace
Are these of any help: ... 867 Views / 4 Replies  
Are these of any help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVR-MS

http://www.audacityaudio.com/Quick%20Start%20Guide%20Audacity%20Personal%20V313.pdf
...
Posted by megasad, on Sep 8, 2009 at 09:01 PM, in Applications
Dang... I really wish I'd not brought this KiB... 11,081 Views / 207 Replies  
Dang... I really wish I'd not brought this KiB vs KB thing up, it's completely derailed this thread. Does no-one have any other fun new Snow Leopard things? Could we somehow branch the KB vs KiB...
Posted by megasad, on Aug 19, 2009 at 05:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah, you're right to be nitpicky, it's an area... 11,081 Views / 207 Replies  
Ah, you're right to be nitpicky, it's an area where precise wording is pretty important else confusion is easily spread. I'll think of a better way to phrase what I mean.

[EDIT - I simply changed...
Posted by megasad, on Aug 18, 2009 at 03:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Yep, and just in case it wasn't clear, you can... 11,081 Views / 207 Replies  
Yep, and just in case it wasn't clear, you can run both at the same time, have the same file open in both if you like to compare them directly.
Posted by megasad, on Aug 17, 2009 at 09:15 PM, in Mac OS X
30. File sizes, hard drive sizes, SD Card... 11,081 Views / 207 Replies  
30. File sizes, hard drive sizes, SD Card sizes...  Everything other than RAM itself is now defined in base 10 instead of base 2.  So where before 1 Kilobyte was 1,024 bytes, in Snow Leopard 1...
Posted by megasad, on Aug 17, 2009 at 09:04 PM, in Mac OS X
My MacBook had similar symptoms a few months ago.... 7,963 Views / 9 Replies  
My MacBook had similar symptoms a few months ago. Replacing the upper case (the bit with the keyboard and trackpad) fixed it. Because said part had cracked, Apple replaced it for free but failing...
Posted by megasad, on Aug 5, 2009 at 02:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm waiting for the MacBook Air to have a 256GB... 977 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm waiting for the MacBook Air to have a 256GB 1.8" 5mm SSD and 4GB RAM inside of it. Once that happens, hopefully this October/November, then I shall buy one.
Posted by megasad, on Jul 30, 2009 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As I understand things it's not the extra power... 726 Views / 8 Replies  
As I understand things it's not the extra power that's the limiting factor but that the drive expects a certain handshake back from the MacBook Air. Apple apparently took this into account with the...
Posted by megasad, on Jul 27, 2009 at 07:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
See, both those things seem likely but so then... 726 Views / 8 Replies  
See, both those things seem likely but so then what I wonder is (i) whether a USB extension cable will work and (ii) whether the SuperDrive is carved out of a block of aluminium and, if so, if that...
Posted by megasad, on Jul 25, 2009 at 01:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
MacBook Air SuperDrive + 24" LED DIsplay 726 Views / 8 Replies  
I know this is pretty random, but would someone who has both the items in this thread's title please post some photos of the SuperDrive sitting on the Display's stand, slot facing forwards? Both...
Posted by megasad, on Jul 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What do people think of the possibility this will... 1,193 Views / 33 Replies  
What do people think of the possibility this will support SDXC? SDHC is a given but that's now maxed out at 32GB...
Posted by megasad, on Jun 9, 2009 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The CPU temperature sensor is still apparently... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
The CPU temperature sensor is still apparently broken but now maybe it thinks everything is always icy-cool rather than bakey-hot?


Done and done. When I got home I realised the trackpad button...
Posted by megasad, on May 31, 2009 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wheee! My MacBook is randomly back from the... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
Wheee! My MacBook is randomly back from the dead. I went to collect it from the Apple Store today and they'd put the old cracked top case back on, their reasoning being they couldn't give me a...
Posted by megasad, on May 29, 2009 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The wrist area no longer goes strange colours but... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
The wrist area no longer goes strange colours but the splitting at its front still happens. Apple have a standing agreement to repair such splits for free, regardless of warranty status, but that...
Posted by megasad, on May 28, 2009 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It boils down to simply because I want one but I... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
It boils down to simply because I want one but I can give more reasons :)

So the cheapest option is to fix my current MacBook for ~£385 or buy the new white one for ~£625. Both those ways give me...
Posted by megasad, on May 28, 2009 at 07:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Dang. The top case has been replaced, so the... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
Dang. The top case has been replaced, so the MacBook looks all shiny and new, but the power button wasn't the problem, it was the logic board that had randomly died.

For Apple to repair it will...
Posted by megasad, on May 27, 2009 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm more a glass half-full kind of guy... ... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm more a glass half-full kind of guy...

The iBook I bought in 2001 is still working nicely, as is the eMac I got in 2004, that I gave to my family when I bought my MacBook, and that I'm typing...
Posted by megasad, on May 23, 2009 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I considered it, one of those new Eee Seashells... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
I considered it, one of those new Eee Seashells too, but in both cases the keyboards are still horrible compared to the MacBook one I've come to know and love over the last three years. In fact the...
Posted by megasad, on May 23, 2009 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A refresh of the MacBooks in general, based on... 942 Views / 24 Replies  
A refresh of the MacBooks in general, based on past updates to itself and the iBook, seem to always fall within a month or two or May and October of each year.

However, if as you say the...
Posted by megasad, on May 22, 2009 at 06:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
2006 MacBook dead, new MacBook Air? 942 Views / 24 Replies  
My ill-fated MacBook has stopped working, 3 years and 2 days after I bought it, won't turn on whatever I try.

I take it into the Apple Store on Sunday for the splitting case issue, which AppleCare...
Posted by megasad, on May 21, 2009 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had a 32GB 1st gen iPod touch since last... 1,587 Views / 14 Replies  
I've had a 32GB 1st gen iPod touch since last July, a BlackBerry Bold for the last month (via work), and have used a friend's iPhone a few times.

As people have said, the BlackBerry's screen is...
Posted by megasad, on Feb 18, 2009 at 07:11 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The cheaper Air, with the 4200rpm drive, I would... 16,935 Views / 514 Replies  
The cheaper Air, with the 4200rpm drive, I would not want to get as it would indeed be too slow. The SSD version however, at least by 2010, would be at least as fast as a 5400rpm drive, if not...
Posted by megasad, on Oct 19, 2008 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I played with the new MacBook and MacBook Pro... 16,935 Views / 514 Replies  
I played with the new MacBook and MacBook Pro earlier today and they're both very nice machines. The Pro is too large for me, the MacBook was almost perfect, but I think I shall stick with my...
Posted by megasad, on Oct 19, 2008 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I played with one in a shop earlier today and not... 5,306 Views / 28 Replies  
I played with one in a shop earlier today and not only does the 2.0GHz model not have the backlit keyboard, the F5 and F6 keys are left blank, so there can be no confusion as to which model you are...
Posted by megasad, on Oct 19, 2008 at 01:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As I say, that's what I had assumed, but the... 916 Views / 5 Replies  
As I say, that's what I had assumed, but the wording on the Apple website, combined with no official statement to that effect, is what makes me think they may leave the 2.0 software off the touch for...
Posted by megasad, on Jul 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Right, of course, but for those who buy an iPod... 916 Views / 5 Replies  
Right, of course, but for those who buy an iPod touch from today onwards, do you think Apple will still consider the 2.0 software an optional add-on, not provide it as a free download?
Posted by megasad, on Jul 11, 2008 at 11:20 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's supposed to be out right now, can anyone... 963 Views / 31 Replies  
It's supposed to be out right now, can anyone find out how much it costs in the UK? Is it £5?
Posted by megasad, on Jul 11, 2008 at 09:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Buy an iPod touch now, does 2.0 software come with it? 916 Views / 5 Replies  
I, and I think most others, were under the impression that, once the 2.0 software was released for the iPod touch, though exisiting touch owners would have to buy it separately, if we were to buy a...
Posted by megasad, on Jul 11, 2008 at 09:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No-no, no sarcasm (or reaming) was intended, I... 924 Views / 27 Replies  
No-no, no sarcasm (or reaming) was intended, I was just trying to be naïve, found the picture funny was all.
Posted by megasad, on May 19, 2008 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It couldn't be that the ThinkPads just have the... 924 Views / 27 Replies  
It couldn't be that the ThinkPads just have the bestest viewing angles everer? Dang... I suppose it running full screen, no hint of a menubar, was what gave it away
Posted by megasad, on May 18, 2008 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing? ... 924 Views / 27 Replies  
Is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing?
http://www.stjohns.edu/media/1/02be9e3824624b1d8ac251f8be428357.jpg
That ThinkPad is running the long-dead Mac version of Internet Explorer! Which means that...
Posted by megasad, on May 17, 2008 at 03:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Relative positioning is nasty; when you make text... 389 Views / 8 Replies  
Relative positioning is nasty; when you make text bigger in the browser, things start overlaying on top of each other. That always makes me sad when I see it on other websites, so I do not use it.
...
Posted by megasad, on Apr 17, 2008 at 11:06 AM, in Developer Center
Those last vestigial bits of table-for-layout are... 389 Views / 8 Replies  
Those last vestigial bits of table-for-layout are because I wasn't happy with how the page behaved at small screen sizes when I used floats. Same reason that the breadcrumbs and the search bar at...
Posted by megasad, on Apr 15, 2008 at 05:25 PM, in Developer Center
I tested it in IE6 earlier and have the same... 389 Views / 8 Replies  
I tested it in IE6 earlier and have the same problem. As I want the cover and text to be the same link, I guess I'll just have to accept the left-alignedness. It's more confusing than anything...
Posted by megasad, on Apr 14, 2008 at 10:51 AM, in Developer Center
A little CSS help? 389 Views / 8 Replies  
I've just completed a slight redesign of my comic book library, even managed to get rid of the 1px gap beneath the navigation tabs in Firefox in Windows (though Safari in Windows remains fudged)...
...
Posted by megasad, on Apr 12, 2008 at 04:36 PM, in Developer Center
Maybe try looking at the prices of a refurbished... 333 Views / 7 Replies  
Maybe try looking at the prices of a refurbished 17" MacBook Pro then? The regular 13" MacBook willl run CS3 perfectly well in terms of processor and RAM but if you want the larger screen, you can...
Posted by megasad, on Mar 29, 2008 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If its a 14" machine then yes, it has only 256MB... 910 Views / 6 Replies  
If its a 14" machine then yes, it has only 256MB soldered in and so 1.25GB is the maximum. If it's a 12" however, it has 512MB soldered on, and so 1.5GB is the max.
Posted by megasad, on Mar 29, 2008 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you add 512MB to 1GB extra RAM, for 1GB or... 910 Views / 6 Replies  
If you add 512MB to 1GB extra RAM, for 1GB or 1.5GB total, then yes it will.
Posted by megasad, on Mar 28, 2008 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The only MacBooks that have ever been able to... 420 Views / 11 Replies  
The only MacBooks that have ever been able to fully support 4GB of RAM have come with Leopard installed. The last model that could run Tiger was discontinued in November 2007 and could support ~3GB....
Posted by megasad, on Mar 24, 2008 at 05:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Strictly speaking, the comments themselves don't... 334 Views / 5 Replies  
Strictly speaking, the comments themselves don't matter either, it's just because I don't have them on the other files I downloaded from the same site (using Safari) that I was interested in removing...
Posted by megasad, on Mar 20, 2008 at 07:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Nicely done, thank you. Adding a new "empty"... 334 Views / 5 Replies  
Nicely done, thank you. Adding a new "empty" comment is the same as removing the old one? Or the stub, for want of a better word, remains?
Posted by megasad, on Mar 20, 2008 at 02:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Mass Removal of Spotlight Comments? 334 Views / 5 Replies  
I've just downloaded 317 files using Speed Download and it has added Spotlight Comments to every one, saying where they came from.

Is there any way of stripping this data in one go, rather than...
Posted by megasad, on Mar 20, 2008 at 02:10 PM, in Mac OS X
As the MacBook and MacBook Pro have been updated... 3,537 Views / 57 Replies  
As the MacBook and MacBook Pro have been updated on the same date, hopefully that will hold true going forward.

Six months is the average time it takes for Apple to update a model.

So, come the...
Posted by megasad, on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As the MacBook and MacBook Pro have been updated... 213 Views / 3 Replies  
As the MacBook and MacBook Pro have been updated on the same date, hopefully that will hold true going forward.

Six months is the average time it takes for Apple to update a model.

So, come the...
Posted by megasad, on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Assuming you're using Safari 3, Command-0 will... 455 Views / 2 Replies  
Assuming you're using Safari 3, Command-0 will "Make Text Normal Size". The same is true of Camino and Firefox.

iCab and Opera are hardcore, insist on actual Command-+ to make things larger...
Posted by megasad, on Feb 12, 2008 at 08:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try this: sudo defaults delete... 2,950 Views / 9 Replies  
Try this:

sudo defaults delete /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.WindowServer 'EnvironmentVariables'

Then reboot your Mac and try the Desktop preference pane again. That worked for me. ...
Posted by megasad, on Feb 12, 2008 at 07:54 AM, in Mac OS X
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