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So no one has heard of a screen or film that can... 2,914 Views / 8 Replies  
So no one has heard of a screen or film that can be placed on a Macbook screen to make it matte? I'm convinced the glossy screen is hurting my eyes.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jul 31, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, really? I found that story on a website... 1,596 Views / 68 Replies  
Wow, really? I found that story on a website giving advice to businessmen travelling to Asia. So it's really just a joke? And a plagiarized joke at that.

Wataru, have you ever had any strange...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jun 22, 2008 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Lost in translation experiences 1,596 Views / 68 Replies  
This one is for people who've travelled a lot, especially on business to Japan, China, or elsewhere in Asia. Does anyone have any funny anecdotes, especially about how Asians are reluctant to just...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jun 22, 2008 at 12:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Network printing with a HP all in one (psc 1210) 413 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to get a HP all in one printer to network print from my Macbook (10.5). The printer will work when I connect it via USB and the macbook chooses the right driver for it automatically (hp...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Feb 26, 2008 at 04:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why is Apple so inconsistent on the labeling of... 2,186 Views / 43 Replies  
Why is Apple so inconsistent on the labeling of keyboards across the world? My British keyboard has 'alt' not 'option' and also the option symbol. It has 'ctrl' but no control symbol (even though the...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jan 30, 2008 at 11:01 PM, in macOS
Would it really affect speed? Once it is loaded... 487 Views / 4 Replies  
Would it really affect speed? Once it is loaded it's in RAM. It should be no problem to run most program from any location, but some programs may take issue with it (one's that have been badly made,...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:37 PM, in Applications
Why are you calling Mac OS X the Finder? The menu... 6,155 Views / 98 Replies  
Why are you calling Mac OS X the Finder? The menu items, Dock, etc are all independent. I realise you are abstracting this issue beyond the technical aspect, but what is the point? By lumping...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jan 23, 2008 at 08:51 AM, in macOS
Any app for making .jar book apps for mobile phones? 434 Views / 1 Replies  
I've found a few java applications that can display ebooks on my mobile phone, but the problem is these seem to require that you turn the .jar file into a zip, unzip it, put your book in it, zip it...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Jan 20, 2008 at 11:17 AM, in Applications
Macs are so easy for other languages: OS X comes... 4,760 Views / 9 Replies  
Macs are so easy for other languages: OS X comes with most other languages built in and setting up input and switching between display languages is so simple. I really think Apple should push these...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 20, 2007 at 11:47 AM, in macOS
I agree with others sentiments that the first... 2,256 Views / 68 Replies  
I agree with others sentiments that the first 2/3s were good and then it went rapidly downhill. I really enjoyed the minimalist use of music and talking in the beginning. The flashbacks were even...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Why don't you guys put these pictures in the... 1,024 Views / 33 Replies  
Why don't you guys put these pictures in the thread in the GUI forum? It's almost dead - bring it back!
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 15, 2007 at 03:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So I guess we can expect nations around the world... 906 Views / 25 Replies  
So I guess we can expect nations around the world to begin stockpiling sunblock.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 14, 2007 at 02:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
design219, this is not a tool. The military don't... 906 Views / 25 Replies  
design219, this is not a tool. The military don't have tools, they have weapons, these weapons are used to kill people. Don't try and make it sound less than it is.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 14, 2007 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's probably true that the European states will... 754 Views / 25 Replies  
It's probably true that the European states will lose some degree of national sovereignty with this treaty. But looking long-term, this sort of thing needs to happen. Within 100 years, maybe even 50,...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 14, 2007 at 12:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd recommend Journler: Journler - Wherever Life... 569 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd recommend Journler: Journler - Wherever Life Takes You (http://journler.com/) it's free for personal use and allows easy entry according to date and adding images, text, movies, audio and all...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 12, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in Applications
That's Dr Sun Yat-sen... 885 Views / 31 Replies  
That's Dr Sun Yat-sen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yat_Sen), the father of China and Taiwan. Still respected in both countries.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Dec 5, 2007 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I applaud any vegetarians or vegans who peruse... 1,914 Views / 105 Replies  
I applaud any vegetarians or vegans who peruse these boards. Probably 150 years from now we'll all have to be vegetarians since the world cannot support the farming of such huge numbers of animals,...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 30, 2007 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know if it's the Java version, but that... 1,125 Views / 19 Replies  
I don't know if it's the Java version, but that would explain why it's so slow. The point is that it's OpenOffice without all the X11 stuff and looks more like an OS X app. X11 will scare many people...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 29, 2007 at 10:34 AM, in Applications
NeoOffice... 1,125 Views / 19 Replies  
NeoOffice (http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php) offers better compatibility than Open Office.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 28, 2007 at 08:47 PM, in Applications
Go and download the free trial of iWork. Then you... 1,125 Views / 19 Replies  
Go and download the free trial of iWork. Then you can experiment to see if it will meet your needs (probably will, I think the new version is great).
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 28, 2007 at 10:45 AM, in Applications
I think that's pretty good. But you'd have to... 504 Views / 4 Replies  
I think that's pretty good. But you'd have to have access to the traditional right-click functions as well, i.e. quit, hide. But having a big play/pause button would be good and easier to hit than...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 26, 2007 at 10:27 PM, in Applications
Has anyone with Macbooks noticed if Leopard... 1,529 Views / 32 Replies  
Has anyone with Macbooks noticed if Leopard causes any more fan usage? Since Leopard pushes more things to the graphics card (or pseudo-graphics card) I'm reasoning the fan will kick in more (just...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 26, 2007 at 10:24 PM, in macOS
You should get Henry! henry vacuum - Google Image... 1,269 Views / 35 Replies  
You should get Henry! henry vacuum - Google Image Search (http://images.google.co.uk/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&q=henry+vacuum&btnG=Search+Images)

Don't know if it's available in the...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 25, 2007 at 09:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ha ha, too true swiz. There should be a new rule:... 600 Views / 9 Replies  
Ha ha, too true swiz. There should be a new rule: for every post complaining you have to post something positive too.

To Hal: I think he is working on that. But isn't the Finder icon in Leopard...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 22, 2007 at 11:06 AM, in Applications
Are you editing or just reading? I think for... 625 Views / 11 Replies  
Are you editing or just reading? I think for editing there is nothing exactly as you want (I don't know why not though, everyone runs widescreen now, but we're stuck in a world of vertical scrolling...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 22, 2007 at 10:08 AM, in Applications
I thought from all the many complaint threads... 600 Views / 9 Replies  
I thought from all the many complaint threads about Stacks there would be more responses than this to this guy's app. Maybe everyone secretly loves Stacks. Anyway, it don't bother me, I'm still a...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 22, 2007 at 10:04 AM, in Applications
For those missing the menus in the old dock: Quay 600 Views / 9 Replies  
See here: Rainer Brockerhoff :: Quay (http://www.brockerhoff.net/quay/)
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 21, 2007 at 03:18 AM, in Applications
You have two folders, one is a copy (No.2) of the... 1,328 Views / 24 Replies  
You have two folders, one is a copy (No.2) of the other (No.1). You add files into Folder 1 and also want to copy them to the Folder 2 without the long process of copying everything again. How? You...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 20, 2007 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
I think this whole thing is crazy, Scotland would... 4,057 Views / 31 Replies  
I think this whole thing is crazy, Scotland would probably loose more than it would gain by leaving the UK (primarily from the economic view).

But to progress the argument a bit more, what would...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe you should try the Safari 3 beta before... 888 Views / 13 Replies  
Maybe you should try the Safari 3 beta before condemning it. Before the 3 beta I never used Safari because it was slower than Camino, unreliable, and sucked too much memory. The beta fixed all those...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 10, 2007 at 04:36 AM, in macOS
It would be cool if they shook in the OS... 47,328 Views / 363 Replies  
It would be cool if they shook in the OS dialogues too. I've always liked that shaking, like the computer is a dog shaking its head about. More shaking! And nodding when you enter the right password!
Posted by monkeybrain, on Nov 10, 2007 at 04:34 AM, in macOS
Are you in Tiger or Leopard. In Tiger that turns... 1,868 Views / 2 Replies  
Are you in Tiger or Leopard. In Tiger that turns on Voiceover - listen to your mac, he should be speaking whatever is in that box or under your mouse.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:23 PM, in macOS
Don't forget you can also use Butler... 18,409 Views / 319 Replies  
Don't forget you can also use Butler (http://www.manytricks.com/butler/) to get lovely menus everywhere. It's completely free too. I don't actually use it now because I've switched to Quicksilver...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:18 PM, in macOS
They should add more right click functions to the... 18,409 Views / 319 Replies  
They should add more right click functions to the Finder icon. A right click on that smiley face could at least bring up an application list.

This move with stacks seems to be Apple's solution to...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 26, 2007 at 12:15 PM, in macOS
But do you find Transmission's performance to be... 892 Views / 15 Replies  
But do you find Transmission's performance to be on par with Azureus? I'd like to try Transmission but the downloads never seem to start. I assumed this might be because it is still blocked on some...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 21, 2007 at 07:50 AM, in Applications
I really think you fellas who are hung up on... 24,472 Views / 420 Replies  
I really think you fellas who are hung up on these scrollbars should just try and ignore it for the moment. The debate is going around in circles; we all know they look bad (and have for years). What...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:19 PM, in macOS
Poll: If you want a pen with a fine tip you should hop... 2,139 Views / 55 Replies  
If you want a pen with a fine tip you should hop on over to Asia. Here in Taiwan it is very hard to find any pen that has a .7 mm nib, about .38 mm is the standard, and smaller is very common. Just...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 8, 2007 at 11:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with others above that Apple won't stick... 121,682 Views / 2,183 Replies  
I agree with others above that Apple won't stick in new features now, but what we are really talking about is some new scrollbars and possibly buttons. They aren't new features, they don't really...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Oct 6, 2007 at 12:52 AM, in macOS
I meant in Ocarina of Time. It gave me many a... 4,819 Views / 61 Replies  
I meant in Ocarina of Time. It gave me many a headache. I don't remember why I couldn't solve it, but that was when I gave up. That music, inspired by Debussy I think, still haunts me sometimes.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 18, 2007 at 11:31 PM, in Gaming
But remember to book yourself into therapy after... 4,819 Views / 61 Replies  
But remember to book yourself into therapy after you fail to beat the Water Temple.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 16, 2007 at 06:06 AM, in Gaming
I agree, really annoying on any threads with many... 687 Views / 14 Replies  
I agree, really annoying on any threads with many pictures. I doubt Apple will do anything though, as I guess everyone just accepts this situation. We should all send feedback.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:19 AM, in Applications
More imitations are made in other regions than... 1,003 Views / 26 Replies  
More imitations are made in other regions than Western Europe because hardly anything is made in Western Europe anymore.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 7, 2007 at 11:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can't she just get some rice, catch a nice fish... 631 Views / 5 Replies  
Can't she just get some rice, catch a nice fish and then woila - she can make it herself!
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 5, 2007 at 10:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you should really be more specific.... 1,003 Views / 26 Replies  
I think you should really be more specific. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are not in the business of making cheap knockoffs generally (yes they do it, but not really more so than any other...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 5, 2007 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is true, but it is also true that probably... 913 Views / 38 Replies  
That is true, but it is also true that probably 99% of people don't know China Airlines is Taiwanese, and in fact that unreliable airline is hurting the reputation of China, not Taiwan. The Taiwanese...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Sep 3, 2007 at 10:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Are all the fonts really loaded into RAM at... 4,676 Views / 9 Replies  
Are all the fonts really loaded into RAM at startup? That sounds a bit OS 9ish to me. Surely X just calls them when they're needed.
Posted by monkeybrain, on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in macOS
I suppose the main function is to get to the Undo... 8,541 Views / 150 Replies  
I suppose the main function is to get to the Undo command. Which makes me wonder, why on earth don't they have a toolbar icon for undo? They seem to be terrified of that handy toolbar icon, seeing as...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Aug 20, 2007 at 10:27 PM, in Applications
Seems interesting, I hadn't looked at it before.... 664 Views / 13 Replies  
Seems interesting, I hadn't looked at it before. They seem to have quite a few shows on there. Is this supported by ads in the shows?

Skybolt, what's the performance like on a Macbook? Full screen...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:38 AM, in Applications
How many windows are you talking about tavin?... 5,240 Views / 21 Replies  
How many windows are you talking about tavin? Maybe a lot, but what sort of programs? I just had 20 open on my first gen Macbook (including Azureous and Word - which do really slow things down, I...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Aug 11, 2007 at 09:57 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You can use ChocoFlop - Live! Image and Photo... 497 Views / 5 Replies  
You can use ChocoFlop - Live! Image and Photo Editing for Mac OS X (http://www.chocoflop.com/) to do this for free, and as a very lightweight photoshop replacement. If you do it a lot I would look...
Posted by monkeybrain, on Aug 10, 2007 at 10:15 PM, in Applications
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