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PaperNotes, you're pathetic and you can't read. ... 681 Views / 11 Replies  
PaperNotes, you're pathetic and you can't read.

So far it's running marvelously for me--looks great and has no impact on anything other than the transparency of the menu bar, from what I can tell...
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 18, 2007 at 01:47 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm sorry I started another thread on this--I... 472 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm sorry I started another thread on this--I didn't see this one. Many apologies.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 17, 2007 at 01:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Leopard Menubar Fix 681 Views / 11 Replies  
Full instructions for banishing Leopard's translucent menu bar:

macosxhints.com - 10.5: Get rid of the translucent menu bar (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071115135215262)

I'm...
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 17, 2007 at 01:35 AM, in Mac OS X
On 10.5.1, no change in Stacks. 4,418 Views / 100 Replies  
On 10.5.1, no change in Stacks.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 15, 2007 at 02:18 PM, in Mac OS X
You're very odd--the amount of restock fee you... 1,606 Views / 22 Replies  
You're very odd--the amount of restock fee you are going to have to pay would probably be enough to buy Tiger, which will run splendidly on your computer. I understand that you're upset, but this...
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 14, 2007 at 07:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
John Siracusa explaining in perfect detail what... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
John Siracusa explaining in perfect detail what is wrong with Stacks. Required reading:

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica review: Page 13...
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 07:09 AM, in Mac OS X
"I suspect Apple will add them soon, or if they... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
"I suspect Apple will add them soon, or if they really have made a design choice to eliminate them in the name of Purity (wouldn't put it past them), I suspect a 3rd party will make it happen."

I...
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 06:07 AM, in Mac OS X
"Isn't this whole thread about presuming... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
"Isn't this whole thread about presuming superiority over those that have a different comfortable workflow?"

Not in my mind--it's about Apple not leaving in a simple preference for using a system...
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 06:04 AM, in Mac OS X
"And it seems obvious to me that stacks was never... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
"And it seems obvious to me that stacks was never supposed to replace the "functionality" that hierarchical menus held for some people. Comparing them seems retarded to me."

Please don't put...
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 05:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, yes, Leopard is great. Sacks are terrible,... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
Yes, yes, Leopard is great. Sacks are terrible, but Leopard is great.
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 03:50 AM, in Mac OS X
"Only on MacNN can you be called an apologist in... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
"Only on MacNN can you be called an apologist in one thread and decried as a "whiner" in another."

I can't speak for the other thread, but I will point out that hypocritical people often easily...
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 02:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Ah, the plaintive cry of the Apple apologists,... 16,949 Views / 319 Replies  
Ah, the plaintive cry of the Apple apologists, like loons in the wilderness, calling me back to the days of my youth.

It's pathetic, frankly--I have no idea what percentage these wankers have in...
Posted by mrmister, on Oct 29, 2007 at 02:11 AM, in Mac OS X
The testimony of some person who forgot what they... 2,154 Views / 16 Replies  
The testimony of some person who forgot what they were doing with their laptop, and it STILL didn't cause any damage, doesn't really bolster your case. Unless you're actually storing your laptop in...
Posted by mrmister, on Mar 6, 2007 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Apple don't provide the direct option to run in... 2,154 Views / 16 Replies  
"Apple don't provide the direct option to run in clamshell mode for a reason."

I'm running in clamshell mode right now, supported clearly by Apple--they document it, and it just works. If for some...
Posted by mrmister, on Mar 5, 2007 at 02:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah, the lambent cry of the Apple apologist! 666 Views / 8 Replies  
Ah, the lambent cry of the Apple apologist!
Posted by mrmister, on Mar 4, 2007 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Use at your own risk. There are heat issues... 2,154 Views / 16 Replies  
"Use at your own risk. There are heat issues concerned when running with the lid closed. Your computer essentially breathes through the keyboard and speaker grills. So, don't do anything heavy,...
Posted by mrmister, on Mar 4, 2007 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe we should wait until it's actually... 1,695 Views / 45 Replies  
Maybe we should wait until it's actually announced by Apple before endlessly debating the logic of it, or lack thereof?
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 17, 2007 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's absolutely true--your experience with... 824 Views / 23 Replies  
That's absolutely true--your experience with Windows is making you expect it to be much more complicated than it will be.
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 14, 2007 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"I think with the release of the touch... 821 Views / 8 Replies  
"I think with the release of the touch technologies patented in the iPhone we'll probably be seeing something like an iSlate replacing the MacBooks down the line."

That will probably happen when...
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 14, 2007 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If it's running 10.4 then the drivers are already... 824 Views / 23 Replies  
If it's running 10.4 then the drivers are already installed--it's just waiting for the hardware. So long as you insert a Cardbus 802.11g card that specifically says it works on Macs it will recognize...
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 14, 2007 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"why google?...i just put my ear to the monitor... 595 Views / 14 Replies  
"why google?...i just put my ear to the monitor and no sound is present?"

Many DELL monitors make a high-pitched whine--yours, apparently, does not.
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 6, 2007 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
8 to 1 says it is RAM. 548 Views / 17 Replies  
8 to 1 says it is RAM.
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 3, 2007 at 10:09 PM, in Mac OS X
I would have gotten a Dell monitor, but I can't... 595 Views / 14 Replies  
I would have gotten a Dell monitor, but I can't stand the sound it makes...google those monitors and read responses before you buy.
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 3, 2007 at 10:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Swap. Your. RAM. 548 Views / 17 Replies  
Swap. Your. RAM.
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 2, 2007 at 11:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Camino. 22,109 Views / 63 Replies  
Camino.
Posted by mrmister, on Jan 2, 2007 at 11:11 PM, in Applications
I agree with drpepper completely and totally.... 2,327 Views / 46 Replies  
I agree with drpepper completely and totally. Well put.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 27, 2006 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's not *that* hard to figure out how to access... 2,327 Views / 46 Replies  
It's not *that* hard to figure out how to access files on a Mac, provided FileVault hasn't been used--nobody needs "social engineering". This would have been a good opportunity to sit back and take...
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 27, 2006 at 01:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"Running normal Unix scripts is very important to... 707 Views / 13 Replies  
"Running normal Unix scripts is very important to keep speed up! Coctail, just makes sure you daily, weekly and monthly tasks are run because a powerbook is often asleep when they are scheduled!"
...
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 25, 2006 at 02:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"With Camino, I can barely tell it's even... 1,506 Views / 19 Replies  
"With Camino, I can barely tell it's even integrated. Half the services don't work, and it can't remember passwords to save it's life (not to mention the keychain integration doesn't even work...
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 18, 2006 at 01:38 AM, in Applications
"But as we all know from the M$/IE fiasco, no... 1,506 Views / 19 Replies  
"But as we all know from the M$/IE fiasco, no browser (or any other app) should ever be "integrated" into the OS"

I don't think that's what we learned from the MSFT antitrust suit--for starters,...
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 17, 2006 at 02:11 PM, in Applications
Camino is faster, but doesn't support plugins the... 1,506 Views / 19 Replies  
Camino is faster, but doesn't support plugins the way that Firefox does.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 16, 2006 at 05:22 PM, in Applications
"Military." Then of *course* you love the... 10,521 Views / 108 Replies  
"Military."

Then of *course* you love the interface!

;)
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 16, 2006 at 05:22 PM, in Applications
As long as it is ATA/100, you will be fine--OEM... 451 Views / 6 Replies  
As long as it is ATA/100, you will be fine--OEM vs. RETAIL makes no difference.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a matte 15" C2D, and it's great. 3,000 Views / 37 Replies  
I have a matte 15" C2D, and it's great.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 14, 2006 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"People, please, give it a rest . Why can't you... 2,685 Views / 43 Replies  
"People, please, give it a rest . Why can't you have different opinions and not get all personal about it."

My statement isn't terribly personal; I'm expressing my belief that his repetitive...
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 14, 2006 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
mrtew is on some kind of religious crusade,... 2,685 Views / 43 Replies  
mrtew is on some kind of religious crusade, probably related to feeling good about his purchase.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 14, 2006 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think you've actually parsed out the... 1,380 Views / 22 Replies  
I don't think you've actually parsed out the meaning of your words--if you meant that, then the first half of your sentence negates the second half.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 13, 2006 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Freudling, a mocked up graphic doesn't... 1,380 Views / 22 Replies  
Freudling, a mocked up graphic doesn't unequivocally prove anything.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 13, 2006 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's pretty weird. I've never seen that so... 508 Views / 2 Replies  
That's pretty weird. I've never seen that so quickly--I find that very suspicious, and I think it might be an issue.
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 11, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"if you have yet to see a bad mbp, just walk into... 1,380 Views / 22 Replies  
"if you have yet to see a bad mbp, just walk into an apple store."

Why on earth did you buy one, if you felt this way?
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 10, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just media--lots of backup files, video, audio,... 5,009 Views / 25 Replies  
Just media--lots of backup files, video, audio, tons of stuff. And I definitely don't NEED the speed; I'm just thinking about future-proofing, and my current setup is a series of daisy-chained PATA...
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 3, 2006 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It depends on the kind of RAID--you are thinking... 5,009 Views / 25 Replies  
It depends on the kind of RAID--you are thinking of mirroring, rather than striping.

RAID - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID)
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 2, 2006 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
FW800 vs eSATA 5,009 Views / 25 Replies  
I have a large group of FW hard drives daisy chained to my MacBook Pro, and in their place I am thinking of upgrading to a FW800 RAID, like this one:

1TB OWC Mercury Elite-AL PRO FW800/400+US......
Posted by mrmister, on Dec 1, 2006 at 08:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I upgraded from a 1.5 ghz to a Core 2 Duo, and I... 544 Views / 2 Replies  
I upgraded from a 1.5 ghz to a Core 2 Duo, and I recommend that jump--wait until you can do that.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 28, 2006 at 02:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Amen. 2,541 Views / 66 Replies  
Amen.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 24, 2006 at 01:01 AM, in Applications
You can all complain, but people rant about this... 2,541 Views / 66 Replies  
You can all complain, but people rant about this because it is cheap, dumb and annoying. Until Apple changes, people will continue to grumble. Deal.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 22, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Applications
"my post was just on what this person could do to... 1,959 Views / 12 Replies  
"my post was just on what this person could do to get firewire access since his firewire ports are dead."

Which wasn't what he was asking about.

Reading comprehension, people.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 22, 2006 at 10:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
15 and an external monitor = best of both worlds. 749 Views / 16 Replies  
15 and an external monitor = best of both worlds.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 17, 2006 at 04:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You are screwed, I am sorry to report. 6,368 Views / 15 Replies  
You are screwed, I am sorry to report.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 16, 2006 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree--my MBP is a big improvement over my... 1,652 Views / 26 Replies  
I agree--my MBP is a big improvement over my PowerBook.
Posted by mrmister, on Nov 15, 2006 at 03:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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