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Well, there's always Dreamhost. 942 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, there's always Dreamhost.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 18, 2007 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mostly idle, with only... 1,860 Views / 41 Replies  
Mostly idle, with only Safari/Adium/iTunes/Azureus/Mail/NewsFire open:
CPU Bay 1: 30º C
CPU Bay 2: 28º C
Ambient: 21º C
HD Bay 3: 25º C
Power Supply: 41º C

This, to appease Macgeek, is with...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 17, 2007 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
They're fixed to the back of the hard drive bay,... 1,193 Views / 9 Replies  
They're fixed to the back of the hard drive bay, so all you have to do to install a new drive is screw the bracket on and slide it into the drive bay. Makes it really easy to add/swap drives. If you...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 17, 2007 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Widescreen, although it's understandable why... 2,555 Views / 73 Replies  
Widescreen, although it's understandable why fullscreen DVDs were so popular until recently.

And One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a fantastic movie, no matter how cropped or squished it is, so...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 16, 2007 at 11:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The image in safari is higher contrast and a bit... 2,668 Views / 83 Replies  
The image in safari is higher contrast and a bit more saturated (although a side-effect of the higher contrast may be deeper colors, giving it a more saturated look)
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 13, 2007 at 01:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That depends. If you just want as much bass as... 2,259 Views / 15 Replies  
That depends. If you just want as much bass as possible, the Logitechs are great. The subwoofers put out a lot of bass. That said, it's not particularly accurate or clean. So if you're a particularly...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 12, 2007 at 12:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought Apple used some kind of higher-quality... 760 Views / 8 Replies  
I thought Apple used some kind of higher-quality backlight and better image processor, but I could be wrong.

And, to Sub, LaCie and Eizo both make higher-quality LCDs than Apple.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 11, 2007 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
that drive is $700 + $20/25GB disc. That works... 878 Views / 15 Replies  
that drive is $700 + $20/25GB disc. That works out to $1500 to back up 1TB.
a 500GB external hard drive is $250, if that. That's $500 to back up 1TB
a 25-pack of DVD-R DL discs is $33 at newegg....
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 11, 2007 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Depending on how serious he is about graphic... 760 Views / 8 Replies  
Depending on how serious he is about graphic design, the cheaper Dell/Viewsonic/Samsung screens may not offer the level of color reproduction he wants. While the Apple ones are not really...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 11, 2007 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
So what is your question? Aside from that,... 760 Views / 8 Replies  
So what is your question?

Aside from that, based on your proposed specs, downgrade from the 3GHz to the 2.66GHz processor (the extra little bit of speed is not worth the money; put that money into...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 11, 2007 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
It can. It passes Dolby or DTS out over SPDIF.... 2,259 Views / 15 Replies  
It can. It passes Dolby or DTS out over SPDIF. VLC also will, but it's not necessary for DVDs.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 11, 2007 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Even after the 50/50, 3% of the audience still... 938 Views / 27 Replies  
Even after the 50/50, 3% of the audience still voted for "Torben"
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 11, 2007 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
top left = nada (would trigger too often when... 931 Views / 39 Replies  
top left = nada (would trigger too often when going for application menu)
bottom left = nada (feels unnatural for some reason)
top right = all windows exposé (easy to throw the mouse up there)...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 9, 2007 at 11:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I liked the new one, too. Thought it added a... 34,488 Views / 491 Replies  
I liked the new one, too. Thought it added a couple of fresh little twists that kept it from stagnating like the first part of the season.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 8, 2007 at 12:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
First Mac: 12" PowerBook 867 (Just about 4 years... 1,666 Views / 63 Replies  
First Mac: 12" PowerBook 867 (Just about 4 years ago-- Feb. '03) - Still Have
Second Mac: 20" iMac G5 2.0GHz ALS (May '05) - Sold
Current Mac: Mac Pro 2.66 (September '06)

So, a little over a...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 5, 2007 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're right, found the same frame and it does... 1,393 Views / 28 Replies  
You're right, found the same frame and it does indeed have the same combing you posted in the 1080p screenshot. nothing particularly noticeable while playing, and nothinga s bad as the 720p...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 4, 2007 at 03:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Dunno which one you're looking at, but the 1080p... 1,393 Views / 28 Replies  
Dunno which one you're looking at, but the 1080p trailer looks great here.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 3, 2007 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also eagerly waiting for that one. Looks like... 1,393 Views / 28 Replies  
Also eagerly waiting for that one. Looks like it'll be good (though perhaps not Shaun good, if only because of the subject matter)
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Feb 3, 2007 at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course there is. It's obvious what button... 999 Views / 26 Replies  
Of course there is. It's obvious what button children are supposed to click:

http://homepage.mac.com/maxwell.thomas/NBC_child_button.png
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 30, 2007 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
His eyes are the best part. ... 1,128 Views / 37 Replies  
His eyes are the best part.

http://homepage.mac.com/maxwell.thomas/fleamarket.png
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 29, 2007 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it can play 640x480 video. All of the movies... 2,377 Views / 113 Replies  
No, it can play 640x480 video. All of the movies and some of the TV shows on the iTunes store are 640x480 (or whatever vertical resolution fits the aspect ratio)

The tv can play 1280x720, but...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 26, 2007 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Another important thing to remember is that... 860 Views / 26 Replies  
Another important thing to remember is that numbers are easy to sell. From a sales point of view, it's much easier to say "This camera is 6MP. This one is $50 more and 8MP. That's 33% more for $50!"...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 25, 2007 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course. Get the $40 VGA cable and you can... 2,257 Views / 78 Replies  
Of course. Get the $40 VGA cable and you can output most standard (Even 4:3) resolutions.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 23, 2007 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that's more snow than we've gotten in NYC... 877 Views / 24 Replies  
Yeah, that's more snow than we've gotten in NYC so far this season. There was some light snow when I got out of class tonight, but nothing sticking.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 22, 2007 at 10:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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Slickdeals.net (http://www.slickdeals.net)
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 22, 2007 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also, the Xbox can output several resolutions... 2,257 Views / 78 Replies  
Also, the Xbox can output several resolutions over VGA, including 1080p, which works just fine on a Dell 2407.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 22, 2007 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That reminds me, I have to cancel my account. ... 1,507 Views / 55 Replies  
That reminds me, I have to cancel my account.

None anymore, or for the last couple of months. Sure, it can be fun, but it just takes too much time away from real, worthwhile activities. I'll stick...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 21, 2007 at 05:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dell here too. Got my 24" hooked up to Mac Pro... 2,257 Views / 78 Replies  
Dell here too. Got my 24" hooked up to Mac Pro and XBox 360 with great results from both. Would consider getting a 20" to go with it if I had any more desk space.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 21, 2007 at 03:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As SpaceMonkey mentioned in his list, Radiohead... 2,535 Views / 159 Replies  
As SpaceMonkey mentioned in his list, Radiohead released OK Computer in 1997. That's good enough for me. Not much else from 1997 in my library, except the Super Furry Animals' "Radiator" which is...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 18, 2007 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think his math is a little off, unless he... 2,888 Views / 85 Replies  
I think his math is a little off, unless he weighted it in Kiefer's favor since 24 is the more popular show :p
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably not for a while, since they're already... 2,888 Views / 85 Replies  
Probably not for a while, since they're already selling a DVD of the first four hours. Went on sale today. If you've got netflix, I'm sure it's on there.


edit: I wasn't gonna advocate the...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: if (once) they partner up with a hardware company... 2,775 Views / 108 Replies  
if (once) they partner up with a hardware company to make an tv-ish set-top box that can stream netflix directly to your TV, I think it will really catch on. For now, not a lot of people who are...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 16, 2007 at 10:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry, all this talk of lameness reminded me of... 2,041 Views / 86 Replies  
Sorry, all this talk of lameness reminded me of that. Carry on. :p
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 16, 2007 at 02:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
handbrake will do it, but it will only play back... 2,377 Views / 113 Replies  
handbrake will do it, but it will only play back in VLC (or other non-quicktime players) and not (as far as we know) on the tv.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 15, 2007 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While it might be impossible to use them at the... 44,494 Views / 1,271 Replies  
While it might be impossible to use them at the same time, I can't imagine simply having them in the same device isn't possible. With the PS3 controller, the vibration would obviously get in the way...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 15, 2007 at 05:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ah, sorry then. I didn't realize that. Is there... 2,377 Views / 113 Replies  
Ah, sorry then. I didn't realize that. Is there any one leading product outside of TiVo's market, or is it just an assortment of smaller brands?

Unfortunately, it seems the rest of the world...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 15, 2007 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Purely from a hardware perspective, of course... 2,377 Views / 113 Replies  
Purely from a hardware perspective, of course they could have built DVR functionality into it. Unfortunately, you can't really separate that from the business side of it. It would make the device...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 15, 2007 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The tv was never meant to function as, replace,... 2,377 Views / 113 Replies  
The tv was never meant to function as, replace, or be a DVR. Its sole function is to get the media on your computer to the ideal viewing/listening environment in your house. This is very different...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 15, 2007 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Taken with my D70: ... 725 Views / 17 Replies  
Taken with my D70:

http://homepage.mac.com/maxwell.thomas/NJLongExp480.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/maxwell.thomas/ManhBrMoon480.jpg
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 14, 2007 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, every one of those criteria points to SLR. ... 725 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, every one of those criteria points to SLR.

1) Little point-and-shoots with long zooms are impossible to hold steady. Too small, too light. Expect a lot of blurry shots unless you're in...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 14, 2007 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://static.flickr.com/60/164427655_51051302b5.j... 1,294 Views / 61 Replies  
http://static.flickr.com/60/164427655_51051302b5.jpg

Chocolate Croissant this morning. Freshly baked, too. So good.

Most mornings, not so much. Occasionally some cereal or rarely a bagel....
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 13, 2007 at 07:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gotta find a computer with a tray-loading CD... 365 Views / 3 Replies  
Gotta find a computer with a tray-loading CD drive. Do not put it in any slot-loading drive (With the exception of the one on the Wii) because it will get stuck.

They're cut off on the sides so...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 11, 2007 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
option + shift + K =  edit: that glyph only... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
option + shift + K = 

edit: that glyph only exists on OS X system fonts. Other fonts and PC fonts will have some other symbol there.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 10:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Any video that plays on an iPod (and more) will... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
Any video that plays on an iPod (and more) will play on the tv, so i don't see how it will ever be an issue from Day 1 to play back your own ripped DVDs on the device...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Even so, I tend to doubt Apple, with all of its... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
Even so, I tend to doubt Apple, with all of its MPAA tie-ins now, will turn around and pack a CSS decryptor into iTunes.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
See a few posts above: I'm sure whatever "Intel... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
See a few posts above: I'm sure whatever "Intel Processor" in the tv that can decode 720p H.264 is capable of fairly simple Dolby Digital encoding, it's just a matter of Apple getting the device...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Doesn't matter whether it's an optical Toslink or... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
Doesn't matter whether it's an optical Toslink or an RCA coaxial connection, it's the same signal.
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Optical/SPDIF does not support uncompressed PCM... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
Optical/SPDIF does not support uncompressed PCM 5.1, only Stereo. The iTV can certainly decode a 5.1 AAC stream in a video, but then it'll have nowhere to put it with only an Optical output. That's...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As was said several times, that's not possible... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
As was said several times, that's not possible without a Dolby or DTS encoder in the mix as well. Decoded 5.1 + SPDIF doesn't do anyone any good. It would have to be reencoded to Dolby for any...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bandwidth isn't the issue with surround sound... 3,742 Views / 153 Replies  
Bandwidth isn't the issue with surround sound audio formats. A 128kbps stereo AAC track expanded to 5.1 would be 384kbps, or around 320 if they fake the .1 channel. A Dolby Digital stream is often...
Posted by MaxPower2k3, on Jan 9, 2007 at 11:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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