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Final Cut Pro - which Mac 414 Views / 3 Replies  
What would you use to run FCP (producing 1080p video in 30 minute chunks) an 8 core Mac Pro or an 4 core iMac?

I'm leaning for the Pro as it's got more HDD storage and a higher RAM ceiling, but...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jan 2, 2010 at 05:12 PM, in Applications
Clone old WIn XP HDD 575 Views / 1 Replies  
What apps would anyone recommend to clone an old WinXP drive in a Sony Vaio laptop (a non Mac using friend wants the massive 5GB hdd in it upgraded to a bigger one). feeling a bit out of my comfort...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jan 2, 2010 at 05:07 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
FS PowerMac G5 2.7 dual 440 Views / 2 Replies  
2.7GHz dual PowerMac G5 tower.
Clean install of OSX 10.5. 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM DVD-RW
Tower plus Apple pro wired keyboard and mouse. No original install disks.
£730 plus £25 postage
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Sep 19, 2009 at 04:42 PM, in Marketplace
FS iMac 20in 2.0GHz 2GB RAM 440 Views / 2 Replies  
Intel iMac 20in. 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, clean install of Snow Leopard. Mac only, no install disk or keyboard/mouse
£610 plus £15 postage.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Sep 19, 2009 at 04:40 PM, in Marketplace
FS PowerMac G5 2.7 dual, 2 iMacs 440 Views / 2 Replies  
24in Intel iMac 24in. 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM Clean install of Snow Leopard
Mac only, no install disks, no keyboard or mouse.
£795.00 plus £15 postage
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Sep 19, 2009 at 04:38 PM, in Marketplace
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/fiveoftwo/a... 1,102 Views / 51 Replies  
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/fiveoftwo/albumcovercopy-1.jpg

Zvonko Monsider was the Croatian national goalkeeper before he released his first album.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 20, 2009 at 08:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/fiveoftwo/a... 1,102 Views / 51 Replies  
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/fiveoftwo/albumcovercopy.jpg
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 20, 2009 at 08:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I like this Physicist, Statistician Mathematician... 1,120 Views / 15 Replies  
I like this Physicist, Statistician Mathematician one:

A physicist, a statistician and a mathematician are in a train when they pass a field full of white sheep, with one black sheep. Look says...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe it is what's known as the junk. A... 695 Views / 23 Replies  
I believe it is what's known as the junk. A whales junk is a collection of fatty tissue in the nose of the whale. In sperm whales the junk can weigh up to one third of the whales total weight.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 13, 2009 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
aah the memories. I switched my design studio... 2,567 Views / 61 Replies  
aah the memories. I switched my design studio macs to OS X at v10.1. We all then spent 99.5% of our day running classic until 10.3 came out.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:59 AM, in Mac OS X
link to people making their O faces (NSFW) ... 728 Views / 17 Replies  
link to people making their O faces

(NSFW)

just thinkin'
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 13, 2009 at 03:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Same with good old Action Man in the UK. When I... 1,821 Views / 62 Replies  
Same with good old Action Man in the UK. When I was a kid he was a (reasonably) accurate human figure with current military kit, and tanks and guns and stuff. You could get para Action man, navy...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 12, 2009 at 08:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bureaucrat Conrad you are technically correct.... 675 Views / 18 Replies  
Bureaucrat Conrad you are technically correct. The best kind of correct.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 12, 2009 at 05:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
my wife won't give up her 12in for anything... 1,461 Views / 27 Replies  
my wife won't give up her 12in for anything (fnarr fnarr) no, seriously she's definitely one of the MacBook too big crowd. She just loves her 12in. They are remarkably tough machines, AND her slot...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 12, 2009 at 04:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters... 1,020 Views / 6 Replies  
Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1713)

the relevant part is at the very bottom:

Additional Information
Whether your product is in or...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 11, 2009 at 08:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Magsafe replacement 1,020 Views / 6 Replies  
After two and a half years my MBP magsafe gave up the ghost. Cable looked flawless but obviously has failed inside.

Luckily some research unearthed the fact that Apple is replacing all magsafes...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 11, 2009 at 08:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
srsly I'd just settle for being able to update a... 2,097 Views / 36 Replies  
srsly I'd just settle for being able to update a customers mac from 10.4 to 5 and have mail actually work.
Given that mail is an integral part of the Mac and OSX experience it has become an...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 11, 2009 at 02:50 AM, in Mac OS X
WTB Powermac 7100/66 310 Views / 2 Replies  
Anyone got one in a cupboard somewhere? May consider shipping from the US to UK if cheap enough.

Must be fully working.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Aug 10, 2009 at 04:01 PM, in Marketplace
So on the point updates will each one now be... 1,438 Views / 8 Replies  
So on the point updates will each one now be Screamier™
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 26, 2009 at 04:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Aren't they ALL third party drives. Apple doesn't... 1,300 Views / 12 Replies  
Aren't they ALL third party drives. Apple doesn't make any components. The drive in my Mac was a Panasonic (Matsushita) The ones linked to by mduell list Apple as the manufacturer but they will all...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 24, 2009 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well dur! But we were talking about full restores... 710 Views / 13 Replies  
Well dur! But we were talking about full restores here.

However...(dunces cap on), I realise that I had mentally read time capsule for time machine, which I only twigged when I read simons pointy...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:02 AM, in Mac OS X
Time machine restores are designed to be used as... 710 Views / 13 Replies  
Time machine restores are designed to be used as a restore when your old drive has failed. That's the whole point of time machine. While you can restore a new machine from it, the fact remains that...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 21, 2009 at 06:51 AM, in Mac OS X
That's long been exactly how it is. New Macs come... 1,511 Views / 6 Replies  
That's long been exactly how it is. New Macs come with iLfe bundled in while retail copies of the OS come without.

What confuses people is the presence of iLife on the install DVD that comes with...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 21, 2009 at 04:11 AM, in Mac OS X
restoring to a new mac via time machine backups... 710 Views / 13 Replies  
restoring to a new mac via time machine backups is definitely the second choice route. Use it only if you have a new Mac because the old ones hard drive up and died. TM restores are slooooow and...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 21, 2009 at 04:07 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes I did. That's why i put it in quotes. I was... 1,059 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes I did. That's why i put it in quotes. I was pointing out that individual spin offs real or not, are not important compared to the overall benefits of the programme.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 20, 2009 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apart from "velcro" etc I would theorise that... 1,059 Views / 36 Replies  
Apart from "velcro" etc I would theorise that there is a bigger spin off from the space race.

The Apollo programe was a huge boost to the American high tec sector. It taught the US how to develop...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 20, 2009 at 04:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hear an excellent quote this morning from Eugene... 1,401 Views / 73 Replies  
Hear an excellent quote this morning from Eugene Cernan (the last man on the Moon).

"Apollo was a small piece of the 21st century, dragged into the 20th by sheer force of willpower"

Absolutely...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 18, 2009 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Moon landings real shock!! 1,059 Views / 36 Replies  
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8157368.stm

New high res images of the Apollo landing sites show, the descent stage of the lander, a science instruments package and a footstep trail between...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 18, 2009 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/... 1,401 Views / 73 Replies  
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=214130757&id=214130650&s=143444

When I was young I told my mum
I’m going to walk on the moon someday
Armstrong and aldrin spoke to...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I sync my laptop, my desktop and my iphone just... 259 Views / 5 Replies  
I sync my laptop, my desktop and my iphone just fine. I have several imap accounts all running through gmail and it works just fine.

I added an old iMac to the mix while testing it and all hell...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 15, 2009 at 04:25 PM, in Applications
Yeah I was dreading that. Still went Ok, took a... 462 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah I was dreading that. Still went Ok, took a bit longer than I had planned. I did shortcut the end a bit as it's not actually necessary to wholly remove either the metal frame or the logic board....
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 15, 2009 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My isn't replacing the optical drive on a 12in PB a baitch! 462 Views / 6 Replies  
Never having troubled to look and seeing how it's a piece of p**s on the 15 and 17 I was a bit shocked to see the step by step for this.

The stupid placement of two mounting brackets UNDER the...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 15, 2009 at 03:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Jack is a fixed point IN time. When Rose... 972 Views / 21 Replies  
Jack is a fixed point IN time. When Rose resurrected him after the Daleks killed him she froze him at that specific point in his life. That's why he's immortal. He can however travel anywhere he...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 14, 2009 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On a 3 month old iMac the responsibility for... 476 Views / 1 Replies  
On a 3 month old iMac the responsibility for replacing the drive is Apples. Don't waste time doing it yourself as it's not a user replaceable part and will invalidate the rest of your Apple warranty....
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 12, 2009 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
The compatibility issue has more to do with the... 455 Views / 1 Replies  
The compatibility issue has more to do with the Belkin router than the airport express.

In order to join (or extend) a wireless network, the original network has to be set up to allow WDS. Some...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 10, 2009 at 06:30 PM, in Networking
Why are Africans so bad at running Africa? 3,424 Views / 38 Replies  
I read this phrase in a book I've just finished on the Congo. The Congo pretty much exemplifies post colonial Africa at it's worst. You can see why, corrupt regimes, nepotism, violence and diamonds...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 10, 2009 at 04:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The holiday Inn in Durban has a glass bottomed... 670 Views / 29 Replies  
The holiday Inn in Durban has a glass bottomed swimming pool at roof level . The hotel is a C shape, the floor of the pool fills the gap in the centre of the C but about 35 floors up. Diving in...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
MacBook banana 544 Views / 4 Replies  
A client of mine had a bit of a car crash earlier this week. Car was totaled but he was fine. His MacBook however was in the back of the car, inside a neoprene case inside his bag.

He has no...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 3, 2009 at 12:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just seen TF2 Luckily it confirms my first... 3,901 Views / 163 Replies  
Just seen TF2

Luckily it confirms my first rule of action movies

There are two things that are forbidden from making it to the end of an action movie

1) Gary Busey

2) Abrams battle tanks.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jul 1, 2009 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Run disk utility and repair permissions? Sorry... 736 Views / 10 Replies  
Run disk utility and repair permissions? Sorry that's all I got.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 30, 2009 at 07:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not to jump on the OP but I can see where he's... 730 Views / 19 Replies  
Not to jump on the OP but I can see where he's coming from here. I guess he's thinking, how did these two companies that have no links with us find out that two other companies owed us money.

So...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 29, 2009 at 05:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kids are adamant. It's MJ night tonight. 502 Views / 9 Replies  
Kids are adamant. It's MJ night tonight.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Make mail not suck as an imap client. It's a... 5,345 Views / 177 Replies  
Make mail not suck as an imap client. It's a centre piece of the OS. It should be great but it's just meh.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 04:00 PM, in Mac OS X
OK better. At least they're doing some actual MJ... 502 Views / 9 Replies  
OK better. At least they're doing some actual MJ content now. Still Uri's back so it's not all good.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 03:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm turtle777 -t 3,372 Views / 155 Replies  
I'm turtle777

-t
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 03:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There can be only one. ... 3,214 Views / 46 Replies  
There can be only one.
http://www.forumammo.com/cpg/albums/userpics/10062/thumb_hemanwx6.gif
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 03:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am what I am I say tomato you say tomAto ... 3,372 Views / 155 Replies  
I am what I am

I say tomato you say tomAto

I do

I'm spartacus

I see dead people
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Classy Sky TV, real classy 502 Views / 9 Replies  
Advertised as a tribute to MJ. I'd just finished saying to my wife, WOW they threw that together pretty quick.

"Tribute" consists entirely of rerunning the reconstructions of MJ's second trial...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 26, 2009 at 03:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Aah I see. It says tips on how to be a power user... 714 Views / 23 Replies  
Aah I see. It says tips on how to be a power user but the actual tips are all like, "the off button on your phone is on the top left".
Very clever.
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 25, 2009 at 02:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
With 3.0 Apple have introduced the same shake to... 972 Views / 1 Replies  
With 3.0 Apple have introduced the same shake to shuffle technology as on the shuffle and nano. The chime is the iPhone thinking you have shaken it and moving onto the next song.

It can be a bit...
Posted by Andrew Stephens, on Jun 23, 2009 at 04:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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