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I noticed a while ago that in the credits for the... 619 Views / 7 Replies  
I noticed a while ago that in the credits for the movies with the TOS cast, her character increases in rank to the point where in ST: IV, she's listed as a commander. I thought that was pretty cool;...
Posted by Patrick, on May 6, 2015 at 03:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Fixed an unexpected logic board problem 6,240 Views / 3 Replies  
Haven't posted here in a while. Just over two years ago, I successfully swapped the logic board in my old iMac G5 (http://forums.macnn.com/73/hardware-hacking/497489/yay-upgraded-my-imac-g5-logic/)....
Posted by Patrick, on May 3, 2015 at 09:55 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Funny, the thing that always struck me about... 589 Views / 5 Replies  
Funny, the thing that always struck me about Benedict Cumberbatch was that his facial features were so unique. Then again, here they blend in with Montalban's so well.
Posted by Patrick, on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it works, it works. I've never burned an audio... 3,182 Views / 16 Replies  
If it works, it works. I've never burned an audio CD from mp3s, but I would assume it doesn't introduce any gap besides what may have been there already. The standard audio CD format does include a...
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 25, 2013 at 06:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The red LED would indicate there's a problem, but... 2,334 Views / 8 Replies  
The red LED would indicate there's a problem, but Apple just doesn't say what: About the Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) diagnostic LEDs (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2652)

All I can think of is...
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 25, 2013 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the tracks on the CD you ripped were gapless,... 3,182 Views / 16 Replies  
If the tracks on the CD you ripped were gapless, then so are the resulting audio files when played contiguously. Older versions of iTunes (before 7.0), along with 4th generation and earlier iPods,...
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 20, 2013 at 06:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It depends where a site's user base is. I've been... 888 Views / 38 Replies  
It depends where a site's user base is. I've been told by more than one frustrated developer that Windows XP is still popular in China, and not all of its users there have bothered to upgrade the web...
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 16, 2013 at 04:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe this will finally reduce the number of... 888 Views / 38 Replies  
Maybe this will finally reduce the number of people using Internet Explorer 6. If anything, it'll give web developers an excuse to design sites that don't support it.
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like it might be autocompleting the URL as... 564 Views / 3 Replies  
Sounds like it might be autocompleting the URL as you type it in. If so, clearing the history will definitely solve the problem.
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:11 AM, in Applications
I was wondering why mine went down quickly at... 1,272 Views / 34 Replies  
I was wondering why mine went down quickly at first, until I realized the screen was drawing a lot of power. IIRC, by default it's set to auto brightness, and that can set it pretty high in a...
Posted by Patrick, on Aug 13, 2013 at 05:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Works as advertised, unless you like hotzpacho. 618 Views / 9 Replies  
Works as advertised, unless you like hotzpacho.
Posted by Patrick, on May 26, 2013 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good news will be when they start to pay down the... 649 Views / 20 Replies  
Good news will be when they start to pay down the national debt with what would otherwise be considered a surplus. Of course, knowing the mentality in Washington, they'd probably blow it all somehow.
Posted by Patrick, on May 21, 2013 at 01:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here an article on it that describes a bit more,... 1,355 Views / 43 Replies  
Here an article on it that describes a bit more, and includes a couple quotes from a dinner conversation Jobs had with Rupert Murdoch:

Steve Jobs ordered Apple ads off Fox News...
Posted by Patrick, on May 9, 2013 at 02:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Admit it - you just wanted me to screenshot your... 623 Views / 13 Replies  
Admit it - you just wanted me to screenshot your post:

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1370/screenshot2013050621454.png

I had never heard of emoji before seeing this thread earlier today, and...
Posted by Patrick, on May 7, 2013 at 02:53 AM, in Feedback
Or could it be the GPU? Either way, you'd have to... 1,464 Views / 6 Replies  
Or could it be the GPU? Either way, you'd have to send it in to get it fixed.
Posted by Patrick, on May 6, 2013 at 05:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Using Android 4.22, I see an Android head with... 623 Views / 13 Replies  
Using Android 4.22, I see an Android head with panicked expression on his face and sweat dripping down his brow... or maybe oil, because it has streaks.
Posted by Patrick, on May 6, 2013 at 03:25 PM, in Feedback
For the Nexus 7 there's a buit-in widget you can... 839 Views / 10 Replies  
For the Nexus 7 there's a buit-in widget you can put on your home screen called Power Control, which allows you to toggle the GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and screen brightness. I mostly just use it for...
Posted by Patrick, on May 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM, in iOS Apps
You may also want to experiment with the Energy... 1,904 Views / 18 Replies  
You may also want to experiment with the Energy Saver control panel and see if it makes a difference when you set the processor performance to Highest instead of Automatic. With mine, this sometimes...
Posted by Patrick, on May 4, 2013 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ah, that would probably explain the unresponsive... 1,904 Views / 18 Replies  
Ah, that would probably explain the unresponsive script errors I always get at certain sites like the Huffington Post or Yahoo News pages. I've been told that the trend in web development over the...
Posted by Patrick, on May 3, 2013 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
First, try to rule out any software problems. If... 1,904 Views / 18 Replies  
First, try to rule out any software problems. If you've got an external hard drive, start up from that and see if your browser isn't still running slow. With 2GB of RAM, it shouldn't be, but if so,...
Posted by Patrick, on May 1, 2013 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Would it be possible to find an ethernet card for... 1,630 Views / 16 Replies  
Would it be possible to find an ethernet card for the IIcx, or a SCSI to ethernet adapter? If you were to connect the two computers, I'd imagine it would be a simple matter of file sharing.
Posted by Patrick, on Apr 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks. I'll admit, though, that with all my... 3,050 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. I'll admit, though, that with all my careful planning before I bought the thing, I hadn't noticed that one of the fan connectors was on the other side of the board. I got lucky that the new...
Posted by Patrick, on Mar 31, 2013 at 01:27 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I know you guys frown on advertising here, but… ... 1,861 Views / 22 Replies  
I know you guys frown on advertising here, but…

http://rsirving.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/sofa-king.jpg
Posted by Patrick, on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a free add-on for Firefox called Web... 833 Views / 8 Replies  
There's a free add-on for Firefox called Web Developer. It consists of a toolbar with all sorts of features useful to the average webmaster, including an external link checker which opens them all...
Posted by Patrick, on Mar 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM, in Applications
Sugar is added to cut down the acidity of the... 852 Views / 29 Replies  
Sugar is added to cut down the acidity of the sauce, and perhaps to enhance the flavor. It depends what quality of tomatoes you're getting - whether they're of the supermarket variety, or vine...
Posted by Patrick, on Mar 18, 2013 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, hard drives don't have... 3,179 Views / 9 Replies  
Unfortunately, hard drives don't have user-serviceable parts, nor are they easily fixed. My advice would be for her to back up EVERYTHING important on it the next chance she gets. If it fails, the...
Posted by Patrick, on Mar 17, 2013 at 02:39 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Classic era Macintoshes can connect to an... 4,064 Views / 7 Replies  
Classic era Macintoshes can connect to an Ethernet network by way of the SCSI port. Back in the late 90s I remember using an Asante EN/SC adapter plugged into the back of an old Powerbook 180. Just...
Posted by Patrick, on Feb 20, 2013 at 03:04 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
So it looks like various hedge funds dumped a ton... 18,387 Views / 454 Replies  
So it looks like various hedge funds dumped a ton of Apple shares last fall:

Big hedge funds fueled Apple's 4th-quarter share plunge | Reuters...
Posted by Patrick, on Feb 14, 2013 at 08:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Last week I was a bit skeptical when the... 18,387 Views / 454 Replies  
Last week I was a bit skeptical when the technical analysts talked about a head and shoulders top that formed over the last few months. I figured, they'd post good results this quarter and the stock...
Posted by Patrick, on Jan 25, 2013 at 06:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He says from what he saw, they got the story... 520 Views / 4 Replies  
He says from what he saw, they got the story behind the company's beginnings wrong, along with the two Steves' personalities portrayed in the movie.
Hicks: Steve Wozniak says 'jOBS' film with Ashton...
Posted by Patrick, on Jan 25, 2013 at 06:01 PM, in Mac News
Yay! Upgraded my iMac G5 logic board 3,050 Views / 3 Replies  
A few months ago the GPU started screwing up on my 20" rev A iMac G5, so I started hunting around for a replacement. I found a logic board from a 20" iMac G5 ALS (rev B), and after some studying...
Posted by Patrick, on Jan 24, 2013 at 04:25 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I think that task is better suited to a Gateway. 597 Views / 5 Replies  
I think that task is better suited to a Gateway.
Posted by Patrick, on Jan 22, 2013 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This should be the case; I don't think it's... 729 Views / 34 Replies  
This should be the case; I don't think it's possible to reorient the maps either on their webpage or their app. You can do it with Apple Maps... but then of course you'd have to put up with Apple...
Posted by Patrick, on Jan 18, 2013 at 01:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it might make sense to have a keychain... 721 Views / 7 Replies  
I think it might make sense to have a keychain type file you could transfer between devices, but storing a bunch of network SSIDs and passwords on another server, to be uploaded and downloaded using...
Posted by Patrick, on Dec 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, they probably don't want to reveal in... 552 Views / 20 Replies  
Yeah, they probably don't want to reveal in detail how to escape from the building. It's hard to tell from the photo, but my guess is the window is a bit wider than 5 inches. I've seen skinny people...
Posted by Patrick, on Dec 19, 2012 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You had to ask, didn't you? :) Today's close... 18,387 Views / 454 Replies  
You had to ask, didn't you? :)

Today's close was 509, and this week analysts were all jittery because various moving averages were crossing below each other. At least it's still up for the year......
Posted by Patrick, on Dec 14, 2012 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. Unless they've changed it since I got my... 985 Views / 16 Replies  
Yup. Unless they've changed it since I got my iMac, the startup chime volume is the same value as the master volume setting. The script probably just mutes the volume before shutdown, and changes it...
Posted by Patrick, on Dec 14, 2012 at 08:29 PM, in Mac News
I remember back in 1997 in college I was using my... 434 Views / 3 Replies  
I remember back in 1997 in college I was using my dad's old Powerbook 180. After a few months, the LCD was getting on my nerves (viewing angle made such a huge difference on those screens back then,...
Posted by Patrick, on Dec 12, 2012 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Probably unrelated to jamiesonjjeff's issue, but... 555 Views / 14 Replies  
Probably unrelated to jamiesonjjeff's issue, but I had a seemingly dead iMac G5, which was giving me errors when the Apple Hardware Test got to the VRAM, and this trick actually fixed it. There was...
Posted by Patrick, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
My favorite quote from the movie, from Jeremy... 433 Views / 1 Replies  
My favorite quote from the movie, from Jeremy Irons as the CEO, to the analyst played by Zachary Quinto: "Maybe you could tell me what you think is going on here, and please, speak as you might to a...
Posted by Patrick, on Jun 27, 2012 at 05:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar... 1,282 Views / 45 Replies  
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV3nn_de2k)

It lost some of its relevance when they upped the limit to 65, but the song still has meaning.
Posted by Patrick, on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would like to have seen Montana. ... 768 Views / 13 Replies  
I would like to have seen Montana.

http://www.ibiblio.org/samneill/pictures/hfro/420montana1.jpg
Posted by Patrick, on May 26, 2012 at 03:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That, and from the baby having to eat while being... 1,625 Views / 32 Replies  
That, and from the baby having to eat while being bounced up and down. It's a wonder they don't get motion sickness.
Posted by Patrick, on May 26, 2012 at 03:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know why they'd call this extreme. I once... 1,625 Views / 32 Replies  
I don't know why they'd call this extreme. I once saw a woman breastfeeding while walking down the street at a reasonable pace, while carrying on a conversation with friends. Now that's a bit closer...
Posted by Patrick, on May 23, 2012 at 04:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As the OP must have predicted, I am not content... 1,066 Views / 34 Replies  
As the OP must have predicted, I am not content with this thread at all.
Posted by Patrick, on May 23, 2012 at 03:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aww dude, his license to ill hadn't expired yet.... 1,016 Views / 31 Replies  
Aww dude, his license to ill hadn't expired yet. Way too soon… RIP, MCA - or in his case, should that be RIB?
Posted by Patrick, on May 4, 2012 at 04:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If he's currently employed, he can show them his... 1,019 Views / 40 Replies  
If he's currently employed, he can show them his recent pay stubs. A tax return isn't proof of current or regular income - and I'd think most management companies would prefer that over proof of last...
Posted by Patrick, on Apr 29, 2012 at 09:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Like people were saying in the Apple Bubble... 717 Views / 5 Replies  
Like people were saying in the Apple Bubble thread, it's become predictable for the company to outperform expectations like that. I'm not surprised one bit, yet the press reaction to this one seems...
Posted by Patrick, on Apr 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple beats quarterly earnings estimates yet again 717 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple Q2 2012 Earnings - Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-q2-2012-earnings-2012-4)

The magic number this time turned out to be 39.2 billion, vs. an estimated 36.8, with...
Posted by Patrick, on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I opened this thread as the radio was playing... 936 Views / 43 Replies  
I opened this thread as the radio was playing "Rope" by the Foo Fighters. I swear, just a second after reading this post, their drummer hit the cow bell.

I think the instrumentation may change...
Posted by Patrick, on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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