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Ha, I already replaced my Seagate 1TB drive with... 107 Views / 5 Replies  
Ha, I already replaced my Seagate 1TB drive with a 3TB in my iMac after the drive failed. Guess it's too late to take it to Apple...
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 18, 2012 at 07:36 AM, in Mac News
Yes, my order went from "Not Yet Shipped" to... 8,941 Views / 85 Replies  
Yes, my order went from "Not Yet Shipped" to "Prepared for Shipping" this morning. Not sure how long it takes for actual shipping to commence.
Posted by freaktornado, on Nov 10, 2009 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I also have an i7 on order. The puzzling thing to... 8,941 Views / 85 Replies  
I also have an i7 on order. The puzzling thing to me is, AFAIK, no one who ordered a quad iMac (i5 or i7) got a ship date more specific than "November." I guess Apple really wanted to hedge their...
Posted by freaktornado, on Nov 9, 2009 at 03:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Scott E-vest... 636 Views / 18 Replies  
I have a Scott E-vest (http://www.scottevest.com/) - it has more than 40 pockets. It's designed to carry electronics, you run wires through the lining into the pockets, and it has loops in the collar...
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 31, 2004 at 01:23 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Maybe it's where engraved ones are coming from?... 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
Maybe it's where engraved ones are coming from? Mine's engraved and also shipping from Shanghai.

I sure hope it arrives before the 4th, because I'm leaving that day for 10 days! I don't get how...
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 30, 2004 at 04:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I too got my shipping notice today for an... 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
I too got my shipping notice today for an engraved 60GB ordered at 11:20am on the 26th.
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 30, 2004 at 02:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've never gotten one engraved before, I did this... 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
I've never gotten one engraved before, I did this time. Didn't think about Ebay, but the truth is each time I've had an iPod to sell, I have a list of friends that want to buy it. Right now 3 people...
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 28, 2004 at 03:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Congrats! Was it engraved? 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
Congrats! Was it engraved?
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 28, 2004 at 01:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm an idiot, after reading this thread, my brain... 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
I'm an idiot, after reading this thread, my brain just assmued that the message I got from Apple was a shipping notice, when in fact it was just the second order confirmation. It has the line "the...
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 27, 2004 at 04:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hmm, just got a shipping notice! See my order... 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
Hmm, just got a shipping notice! See my order details a few posts up.

I got 2-day shipping, so we'll see how quickly it arrives, I don't have an estimated date yet.
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 27, 2004 at 02:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
We should clarify who had engraving and who... 3,578 Views / 82 Replies  
We should clarify who had engraving and who didn't. Doesn't engraving take extra time?

I ordered a 60GB pPod at 11:20am PST yesterday and it says "on or before 11/9" - but I did get it engraved.
Posted by freaktornado, on Oct 27, 2004 at 01:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Among the things I bought as I was waiting for my... 6,172 Views / 83 Replies  
Among the things I bought as I was waiting for my Dual G5 to ship was a new UPS. I ended up with a 1000va APC for $99!!

I'm also upgrading from a Dual 800, and I also have an MX700. We have very...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 23, 2003 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hydra, I think your post is fine, it's a... 1,759 Views / 26 Replies  
Hydra, I think your post is fine, it's a review...not a "Hey I got my G5!!!11" post
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 23, 2003 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
my G5 is on its way, but I think it's dumb to... 1,759 Views / 26 Replies  
my G5 is on its way, but I think it's dumb to start a new thread just to announce that you got yours...posting in an existing thread is fine...but if everyone posts a new one when their G5 arrives it...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 23, 2003 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got a Vantec fan for an external SCSI box and... 1,104 Views / 6 Replies  
I got a Vantec fan for an external SCSI box and it made a huge difference, the box is nearly silent now.
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 23, 2003 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: OK, on a day that's become even more bizarre than... 6,020 Views / 127 Replies  
OK, on a day that's become even more bizarre than Aug 29, my order now says "shipped" - but I've gotten no confirming email, so I'm not buying it yet.

Not only that, but right under where is says...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 23, 2003 at 01:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Oct 14th for me too :censor: :censor:... 6,020 Views / 127 Replies  
Oct 14th for me too

:censor: :censor: :censor: :brick:
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 22, 2003 at 06:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I swear some of you are calling a different Apple... 6,020 Views / 127 Replies  
I swear some of you are calling a different Apple webstore. When I call (twice now) I don't get any information at all beyond what's on the website. I even ask specific questions and all I get is "we...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 22, 2003 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Wow, that's scary. If they say that to me, I'm... 6,020 Views / 127 Replies  
Wow, that's scary. If they say that to me, I'm going to seriously consider canceling my order (something I assumed I'd never do), and just wait until early next year when a speed-bump G5 comes out.
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 22, 2003 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: My order isn't CTO, just standard, but the date... 6,020 Views / 127 Replies  
My order isn't CTO, just standard, but the date is still 9/22/03 as of 9am Pacific.

Ordered 7/10
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 22, 2003 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thank you... 785 Views / 11 Replies  
Thank you...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 21, 2003 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is exactly the kind of response I'm looking... 1,728 Views / 23 Replies  
This is exactly the kind of response I'm looking for. You ordered 2 weeks before me, and even though we have the same ship date (9/22), your order hasn't shipped yet. I don't see how they can get...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 19, 2003 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, I agree with you, Maflynn. That's why I... 1,728 Views / 23 Replies  
Yes, I agree with you, Maflynn. That's why I started this thread to try and get a measure of how many people that have a 9/22 date are still waiting.

Apple has a policy of first in-first out,...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 19, 2003 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
A second G5 delay coming? 1,728 Views / 23 Replies  
In the continuing saga of 'Gotta have my Photoshop monster NOW!!!' - I'm curious how many people who have a 9/22 or 9/26 ship date have not received ship confirmation.

So far every shipping report...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 19, 2003 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
So what's your ship date? 2,060 Views / 40 Replies  
So what's your ship date?
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 18, 2003 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Regarding the Cinebench numbers, I was under the... 23,516 Views / 77 Replies  
Regarding the Cinebench numbers, I was under the impression that it has not been optimized for the G5 yet, isn't this the case?
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 18, 2003 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
That $15 card will not work in a G5! It's the... 863 Views / 9 Replies  
That $15 card will not work in a G5! It's the wrong voltage (you can tell by the number and placement of notches, this card is missing one).

I haven't been able to find definitive compatibility...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 17, 2003 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Probably because he lives less than 2 hours from... 23,516 Views / 77 Replies  
Probably because he lives less than 2 hours from where they are shipped from.
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 17, 2003 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey, can I politely ask a favor? If you're... 23,516 Views / 77 Replies  
Hey, can I politely ask a favor? If you're posting about your Dual G5 order, please mention the order date, as it helps those of us back in the line (July 10 here) sense how fast things are moving....
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 16, 2003 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Damn that machine is photogenic! Nice... I'm... 23,516 Views / 77 Replies  
Damn that machine is photogenic! Nice...

I'm in the Bay Area too, did your G5 ship from Sacramento?
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 16, 2003 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's getting exciting. When did you order Eggman?... 23,516 Views / 77 Replies  
It's getting exciting. When did you order Eggman? I'm keenly watching order dates now, since I'm near the back of the first group (the group that got the 9/22 ship date) as I ordered on July 10th.
...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 16, 2003 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
This guy at ArsTechnica... 6,306 Views / 58 Replies  
This guy at ArsTechnica (http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopic/page?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=8300945231&m=2750904585) reports his Dual G5 shipping (non-edu). He's a respected member, I have no doubt...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 16, 2003 at 02:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, they should have put equal RAM in each... 2,908 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes, they should have put equal RAM in each machine. But one thing we do know is that the increase in performance on the G4s would not have been as great (in relative terms) as the G5s, and...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 13, 2003 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
What was the order date? 6,306 Views / 58 Replies  
What was the order date?
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 11, 2003 at 02:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Software RAID isn't worth it, IMO-for level 0 at... 2,872 Views / 59 Replies  
Software RAID isn't worth it, IMO-for level 0 at least. The gains you see by having alternating data on two (or more) drives is eaten up by the overhead of the OS in managing it.

Hardware RAID is...
Posted by freaktornado, on Sep 4, 2003 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep...the date bounced around last night but has... 6,824 Views / 52 Replies  
Yep...the date bounced around last night but has settled on 9/26. What a joke...
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 29, 2003 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
And was this before or after the major delays on... 2,535 Views / 44 Replies  
And was this before or after the major delays on those machines? I'm curious...
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 29, 2003 at 01:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Check Again! 2,535 Views / 44 Replies  
Nevermind
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 28, 2003 at 11:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, within the last hour. Looks like it's... 2,535 Views / 44 Replies  
Yep, within the last hour. Looks like it's happening to a lot of people. One dude over at A.I. went from 8/29 to 10/17!
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 28, 2003 at 10:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
I knew it was coming, but I didn't expect it to... 2,535 Views / 44 Replies  
I knew it was coming, but I didn't expect it to be this bad.

My shipping date (Dual 2.0 stock config) went from 8/29/03 to 09/26/2003!
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 28, 2003 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I gave my B&W G3/400 to my mom, she loves it. 4,353 Views / 38 Replies  
I gave my B&W G3/400 to my mom, she loves it.
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 28, 2003 at 06:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry to hear that, I know how frustrating that... 2,535 Views / 44 Replies  
Sorry to hear that, I know how frustrating that can be...too bad they waited until the last minute to let you know.

I find it interesting that you had a ship date of the 27th as that's the...
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 27, 2003 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
My main reason for buying a G5 is for Logic. I'm... 796 Views / 10 Replies  
My main reason for buying a G5 is for Logic. I'm moving my production toward software and selling my outboard gear. As it is, I can easily bring my DP800 to its knees with ~10 software instruments...
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 26, 2003 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey, now that is good news for a change. Apple... 3,279 Views / 26 Replies  
Hey, now that is good news for a change. Apple finally shipped an order to an individual (you did order as an individual right, not through an institution/school?)
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 26, 2003 at 07:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Um, a touch of hysteria on your part? RAM... 3,811 Views / 61 Replies  
Um, a touch of hysteria on your part?

RAM has a huge effect on PS, and IMO 256 MB is barely enough to run OS X efficiently let alone OS X and Photoshop.
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 25, 2003 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Again, this looks to be an institution, not a... 6,698 Views / 51 Replies  
Again, this looks to be an institution, not a home user.
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 25, 2003 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just don't see how Apple's going to make the... 6,698 Views / 51 Replies  
I just don't see how Apple's going to make the magic 8/29/03 date that they've given the first group of (end-user) orders if, as it appears, they haven't shipped a single G5 to an end-user yet.

I...
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 25, 2003 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I guess I'm one of the few that really needs a... 2,534 Views / 50 Replies  
I guess I'm one of the few that really needs a G5. I'm working in Logic, typically sequencing 40+ tracks of audio plus ~10-15 software instruments, plus MIDI...it's rather easy for me to bring my...
Posted by freaktornado, on Aug 12, 2003 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
It is hard to tell what you're asking, but I'll... 1,343 Views / 26 Replies  
It is hard to tell what you're asking, but I'll take a shot.

The 8GB "limit" on the G5 is by choice, since the chip is capable of addressing a LOT more RAM than 8GB, AFAIK.

I assume Apple...
Posted by freaktornado, on Jul 23, 2003 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
DP 2.0 Ordered July 10, stock setup, originally... 2,246 Views / 39 Replies  
DP 2.0 Ordered July 10, stock setup, originally set to ship "on or before 9/2/03" now "on or before 8/29/03"
Posted by freaktornado, on Jul 23, 2003 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
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