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Yeah, I have a 2008 3.0 ghz 8-core. I have a 8800... 792 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, I have a 2008 3.0 ghz 8-core. I have a 8800 GT in the second slot, but it doesn't have a MDP out, so I had to put the 24" LED display on the GT 120 when I picked it up. It's a respectable...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 30, 2016 at 11:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've looked at the GTX 680 on eBay, but they're... 792 Views / 6 Replies  
I've looked at the GTX 680 on eBay, but they're pretty pricey. I'm kinda hanging out at OS 10.9 right now because I had such an awful 3 days trying to make 10.11 work last year- pop mail was a major...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 29, 2016 at 09:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There's rumors floating around still that there's... 792 Views / 6 Replies  
There's rumors floating around still that there's a 5k display with its own video card being developed in the skunkworks, but who knows how much stock to put in such things,

I got a really good...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 27, 2016 at 08:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That sounds about right. It was definitely in... 1,710 Views / 62 Replies  
That sounds about right. It was definitely in protest of something he didn't like site-wise. Took him weeks.
Posted by chris v, on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh man, I have EVERYTHING, but none of it is on a... 1,492 Views / 54 Replies  
Oh man, I have EVERYTHING, but none of it is on a server. I am going to bomb this thread over the weekend.
Posted by chris v, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congratulations! My daughter's college... 2,884 Views / 100 Replies  
Congratulations! My daughter's college greaduation was one of the best days of my life. We can all do a lot of things in life, but successfully creating a full-fledged adult is maybe the best one of...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, he says hi & so long. We met back in... 2,884 Views / 100 Replies  
Yep, he says hi & so long.

We met back in 2004 & have kept in close touch ever since. Good guy, great dad to (now) two teenage sons.
Posted by chris v, on Jun 22, 2016 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
the best of the gone ones. Daimoni- didn't... 1,710 Views / 62 Replies  
the best of the gone ones.

Daimoni- didn't he go back & actually delete all 4000 of his comments by editing them away? That was impressive.
Posted by chris v, on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I couldn't remember his username. I printed his... 2,884 Views / 100 Replies  
I couldn't remember his username. I printed his World Emoji Day t-shirts just a few weeks ago! Which were designed by Mind Fad. Speaking of, where the hell is Mind Fad? The greatest living Floridian,...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was just trying to wish you a happy birthday &... 2,884 Views / 100 Replies  
I was just trying to wish you a happy birthday & such things, as one does. The boat does still float...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
SCAUGHT!! you rat bastard, been emailing you &... 2,884 Views / 100 Replies  
SCAUGHT!! you rat bastard, been emailing you & you never write back. How the hell are you?
Posted by chris v, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Max, the 2 meetups we had at your place were... 2,884 Views / 100 Replies  
Max, the 2 meetups we had at your place were highlights of my life. Like a lot of folks, I've grown old/outgrown the place/moved on to other things, but I made some seriously great IRL life-long...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm on 10.9.5 and that stupid preference never... 619 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm on 10.9.5 and that stupid preference never sticks for me for very long. Seems to default to list view when I initially open a new Finder window no matter what I do. I don't recall it ever...
Posted by chris v, on Mar 9, 2016 at 05:12 PM, in macOS
In Finder Menu Go... brings up a text entry... 454 Views / 4 Replies  
In Finder Menu Go... brings up a text entry dialog-- type /Users/yourusername/Library

You can then drag it to the sidebar, at least as a workaround, until you sort out why the preference won't...
Posted by chris v, on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:29 AM, in macOS
I don't have any use for that sort of GPU power.... 2,212 Views / 16 Replies  
I don't have any use for that sort of GPU power. Am pretty happy with my 2008 Mac Pro, but will probably update to a 27" iMac when it wears out because I'll need a new display anyway. Was considering...
Posted by chris v, on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've got floppies going back to 7.1 I think?... 1,347 Views / 41 Replies  
I've got floppies going back to 7.1 I think? Along with Photoshop 3.0 & Aldus Freehand 2. no idea if any of them still work, though. Haven't put them in a drive in 15 years. Have CD's going back to...
Posted by chris v, on Oct 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The problem you're going to run into is that your... 314 Views / 3 Replies  
The problem you're going to run into is that your G5 won't boot from the OS your Mini will need & vice-versa. The PPC & Intel versions of OS X are different systems, developed in parallel.

Just...
Posted by chris v, on Sep 24, 2014 at 04:03 PM, in macOS
I have booted my iMac 2011 from a FW 800 external... 314 Views / 3 Replies  
I have booted my iMac 2011 from a FW 800 external disk several times. Seems like I've booted by 2008 MacPro from a FW 400 disk a few times as well.
Posted by chris v, on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:55 PM, in macOS
No Wireless. Less Space Than A Nomad. Lame. 2,842 Views / 32 Replies  
No Wireless. Less Space Than A Nomad. Lame.
Posted by chris v, on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:08 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
They added back the option to show the ~/Lbrary... 771 Views / 14 Replies  
They added back the option to show the ~/Lbrary directory in 10.9. Select your home folder, then choose "Show View Options" from the view menu. There's now a checkbox there for the Library.
Posted by chris v, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM, in macOS
Went ahead & updated the MacPro to 10.9.... 4,560 Views / 28 Replies  
Went ahead & updated the MacPro to 10.9. Unchecking the "Displays have separate spaces" button worked! Thanks again.
Posted by chris v, on Aug 16, 2014 at 02:13 PM, in macOS
How did I miss that? Will try it Monday when I'm... 4,560 Views / 28 Replies  
How did I miss that? Will try it Monday when I'm at work with a 10.9 machine with multiple displays. Not sure why that's not in the "Displays" pref pane, but I'm glad it's there!

Thanks!
Posted by chris v, on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:43 AM, in macOS
I bought a 2008 8-core Mac Pro used for $650.00... 1,777 Views / 12 Replies  
I bought a 2008 8-core Mac Pro used for $650.00 bucks, and it is a damn fast computer. Runs rings around the 2011 iMac I have at work. I spent a little speccing it up -- put an SSD drive in one of...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 24, 2014 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I hope they can de-radomize the dual-screen "no... 4,560 Views / 28 Replies  
I hope they can de-radomize the dual-screen "no primary display." Documents usually open in the window they were in the last time i launched an app or opened them, but it kind of depends. The...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 11, 2014 at 09:44 PM, in macOS
Dementia is a sad thing. I kinda fell sorry... 10,713 Views / 323 Replies  
Dementia is a sad thing.

I kinda fell sorry for the guy, except he's a billionaire Grade-A @ssh*le. So, I feel more sorry for the people around him that are affected by all this. I'm awful glad...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Would this be it? ... 989 Views / 2 Replies  
Would this be it?

https://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Air-11-Inch-Late-2010-Battery/IF108-014

Edit: it's out of stock there, but at least they list the Apple Part #: 661-5736

You...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately, Chameleon SSD Optimizer keeps... 870 Views / 4 Replies  
Unfortunately, Chameleon SSD Optimizer keeps losing its preferences. I'll turn it on one day, then the next, the MBP is hibernating again & when I open Chameleon, it's switched back off. It might...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I pretty much live in the Adobe suite at work,... 638 Views / 5 Replies  
I pretty much live in the Adobe suite at work, which I will say pretty much crested at CS6 for me.
Lightroom is indispensable as a hobbyist-photographer with 23,000 images
Logic Pro X is for my...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 3, 2014 at 11:22 AM, in Applications
You can stil buy Aperture 5 without the... 1,251 Views / 9 Replies  
You can stil buy Aperture 5 without the subscription. It's buried because Adobe would rather you subscribe for 10 bucks a month, but it's there. It's 149.00 American for the full version.

At the...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:26 PM, in Applications
Between the sleep image & time machine local... 870 Views / 4 Replies  
Between the sleep image & time machine local snapshots, I just regained almost 15 gigabytes of HD space.
Posted by chris v, on Jun 28, 2014 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Very handy utility. Now I need an SSD to go with... 870 Views / 4 Replies  
Very handy utility. Now I need an SSD to go with it! Thanks!
Posted by chris v, on Jun 28, 2014 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
How to disable hibernation? 870 Views / 4 Replies  
My 2012 13" MBP goes into hibernation mode every night, even with the power supply connected & the battery at 100%. Takes it forever to wake up - like 3-5 minutes. I know this is an "advanced...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 28, 2014 at 08:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You're gonna love it! I'm still in love with my... 1,155 Views / 16 Replies  
You're gonna love it! I'm still in love with my 2011 i7 w/ssd iMac at work. The only time I have ever seen a progress bar in photoshop finally happened just last week when we upgraded to a 24...
Posted by chris v, on Aug 3, 2013 at 09:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Neko Case. I've had a mad crush on her for the... 3,331 Views / 67 Replies  
Neko Case. I've had a mad crush on her for the longest time.
Posted by chris v, on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, so long as I'm not the only one that's... 458 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, so long as I'm not the only one that's noticed this -- it's kinda maddening. I mean, Delete & Send are utterly opposite tasks.
Posted by chris v, on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fitt's Law problem 458 Views / 4 Replies  
Look at a standard Mac desktop keyboard, noting where the delete key is.

Now, look at the Phone keyboard in Messages and note where the Send button is.

Apple should know better than this. How...
Posted by chris v, on Jul 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The only real reason to purge the browser cache... 860 Views / 3 Replies  
The only real reason to purge the browser cache is if you're sure it's re-loading an old cached version of a site instead of the current live site. It's not like it'll fill up a modern hard drive, or...
Posted by chris v, on Jun 29, 2013 at 03:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
So glad you're okay. Figured you were a safe... 2,956 Views / 97 Replies  
So glad you're okay. Figured you were a safe distance, but worried anyway.

Go watch the videos of people running IN to help -- humanity as a whole doesn't suck at all. My hat's off to the ones who...
Posted by chris v, on Apr 16, 2013 at 09:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In order for the menu item to be active, you'd... 742 Views / 10 Replies  
In order for the menu item to be active, you'd have to have a document open for it to act on, and then the question remains are you deleting the open document from the hard drive, active memory or...
Posted by chris v, on Feb 26, 2013 at 09:10 AM, in macOS
I stand corrected! Glad it worked. 3,269 Views / 4 Replies  
I stand corrected! Glad it worked.
Posted by chris v, on Jan 29, 2013 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's probably the pram reset instructions for... 3,269 Views / 4 Replies  
That's probably the pram reset instructions for an Intel iMac --

From Here: ( http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2094?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US )

Reset your computer's PRAM (parameter RAM) by...
Posted by chris v, on Jan 28, 2013 at 09:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Go to the Justice of the Peace, send them all... 1,210 Views / 43 Replies  
Go to the Justice of the Peace, send them all Instagram photos, then take a vacation. Ugh.
Posted by chris v, on Jan 23, 2013 at 08:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's awesome that C3PO is the acronym of an... 668 Views / 8 Replies  
It's awesome that C3PO is the acronym of an actual program.
Posted by chris v, on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. Are they hiring? 2,203 Views / 57 Replies  
Wow. Are they hiring?
Posted by chris v, on Jan 12, 2013 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"Up Next" is a serious downgrade to iTunes DJ,... 1,166 Views / 28 Replies  
"Up Next" is a serious downgrade to iTunes DJ, which I use all day at work. I'm sticking with 10 as long as I can just for that, despite the other positive changes, like the mini-player.
Posted by chris v, on Jan 11, 2013 at 03:35 PM, in Applications
Pol/War was the very first thing I thought of... 2,203 Views / 57 Replies  
Pol/War was the very first thing I thought of when I saw that yesterday, but the article is an utter fabrication originally posted (with an obscure note that it was a "story") to a conspiracy theory...
Posted by chris v, on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there a way to turn off the little thread... 2,506 Views / 81 Replies  
Is there a way to turn off the little thread synopsis mouseover thingies? They bug me, for some reason.
Posted by chris v, on Jan 7, 2013 at 09:18 AM, in Feedback
There's no place like home. Well done! 2,506 Views / 81 Replies  
There's no place like home. Well done!
Posted by chris v, on Jan 7, 2013 at 09:13 AM, in Feedback
I'll come around a bit more once it's done,... 2,675 Views / 113 Replies  
I'll come around a bit more once it's done, probably. The initial iPad/iPhone non-deployment and the dismay of all the mods at the recent platform change induced me to refrain from participating, but...
Posted by chris v, on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:26 AM, in Feedback
No pressure. 2,675 Views / 113 Replies  
No pressure.
Posted by chris v, on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:51 AM, in Feedback
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