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Wtb:ddr3 ram 283 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm building a server and DDR3 RAM prices are really through the roof right now, so I'm interested in buying whatever anyone has, if the price is right.

Needs to be DDR3, unbuffered, non-ECC, and...
Posted by shifuimam, on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:01 AM, in Marketplace
So maybe I should try the MDD or Quicksilver G4... 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
So maybe I should try the MDD or Quicksilver G4 restore disc instead? I'll see if I can find that.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I installed the Sonnet FW updater from OS X... 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
I installed the Sonnet FW updater from OS X awhile back, when I first got that upgrade card from a friend. I reran the firmware updater prior to doing any of this stuff, and it indicated the FW was...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:42 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I think I figured out what was wrong - sort of. ... 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
I think I figured out what was wrong - sort of.

I know that the MDD and later G4s required using the system installation disks that came with the machine due to a special boot ROM. It looks like...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
There's a system extension, and I do have that... 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
There's a system extension, and I do have that installed.

Right now it's a freshly-formatted hard drive with nothing but OS 9 on it (and a couple empty partitions). I have a second hard drive...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Update: 9.2.2 didn't fix anything. Classic works... 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
Update: 9.2.2 didn't fix anything. Classic works fine.

I'm baffled. I don't know a WHOLE lot about the OS 9 boot process, but we've been reading up on it a lot and have tried every troubleshooting...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:22 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
We thought that might be the problem, so we tried... 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
We thought that might be the problem, so we tried both installing newer Radeon 9000 drivers and installing a Rage 128 PCI card instead. Both cards display video fine, but the OS freezes at the same...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:51 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Installing OS 9 on a Digital Audio G4 with a 1.7GHz Sonnet Encore/ST 2,299 Views / 16 Replies  
Just what the subject says. I can't get OS 9 to boot. I even took my Pismo PowerBook with 9.2.2 installed, installed the Crescendo/Encore software on it, and tried booting that. It almost booted...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 22, 2014 at 10:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
One thing that bothers me a lot about Google is... 539 Views / 18 Replies  
One thing that bothers me a lot about Google is the whole you-have-to-use-a-real-name thing. This isn't South Korea. I should never be required to provide my full name just to create an otherwise...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry - I've seen it referred to as a Wallstreet... 860 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry - I've seen it referred to as a Wallstreet II elsewhere in the past. It's a PDQ - the 233MHz model with L2 cache.

We'll try the two recommended by reader50 and see how it goes.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OS 9 and custom resolutions 860 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone had success getting custom screen resolutions to work in OS 9? We have an old Wallstreet II PowerBook G3 that we'd like to hook up to our 1080p television via VGA. It works, but the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 31, 2014 at 11:21 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OP - I'm sorry for hijacking this thread. I think... 1,106 Views / 58 Replies  
OP - I'm sorry for hijacking this thread. I think it's an important topic to discuss, but to get back to your original question and what you're looking for...

Are you interested in joining the JWs...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2014 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know why, but you are very willfully... 1,106 Views / 58 Replies  
I don't know why, but you are very willfully ignoring the most critical point of what I've been posting. Let me state it again for you, and please read it this time.

The church as it stood three...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2014 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So what you're saying is that "Christian" back... 1,106 Views / 58 Replies  
So what you're saying is that "Christian" back then meant something quite different than "Christian" today?

Kind of my point to begin with.



The church created by the Apostle Peter WAS the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2014 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's definitely not going to happen, then. ... 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, it's definitely not going to happen, then.

I don't think Lion is worth the upgrade..or is it? I've noticed quite a few apps no longer run on Snow Leopard.

I particularly want the OneDrive...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2014 at 03:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Again........what mainstream Christians believe... 1,106 Views / 58 Replies  
Again........what mainstream Christians believe has already been quite changed due to the influence of the Roman Empire on early Christian beliefs, so the same argument of twisting God's words could...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 11, 2014 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wikipedia (my emphasis): This... 1,106 Views / 58 Replies  
Wikipedia (my emphasis):



This reinforces my earlier point - mainstream Christianity's definition of the term is biased toward what mainstream Christianity professes to be the One and Only...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, damn. I figured the GPU might be part of the... 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
Ah, damn. I figured the GPU might be part of the problem. I also didn't realize the bootloader would be that big of an issue.

Guess I'll stick with Snow Leopard, even though barely anything...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2014 at 07:33 PM, in Mac OS X
The Nicene or Apostle's Creed were written by... 1,106 Views / 58 Replies  
The Nicene or Apostle's Creed were written by men. The definition of "Christian" is a tricky one, because most of the modern definitions are based on human interpretations of the word.



Do...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2014 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I know that. I'm talking about whether or not... 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
Oh, I know that. I'm talking about whether or not it's worth doing. I'm guessing it'll slow down the machine waaaay too much. We'll see.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2014 at 10:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Mavericks on a 1.86GHz C2Duo MacBook with 3GB RAM? 1,093 Views / 13 Replies  
Yes or no?
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2014 at 06:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Passenger rail went to shit when Amtrak sold... 498 Views / 43 Replies  
Passenger rail went to shit when Amtrak sold every damn inch of their track to private freight companies. Because of that, Amtrak passenger trains have to give priority to freight trains, since...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, yes... 4,444 Views / 4 Replies  
Actually, yes (http://lifehacker.com/5923977/mod-your-iphone-for-wireless-charging-no-bulky-case-required).
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:15 PM, in Hardware Hacking
FS: online training subscription to www.pluralsight.com 464 Views / 0 Replies  
I have absolutely zero confidence that anyone here would be interested in this, but here you go.

I won a one-year $500 subscription to an online software developer training site called...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:17 PM, in Marketplace
WTB: ADC adapter | WTS: iMac G5 297 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a pre-iSight iMac G5 for sale in the box. I need money more than I need the machine, so I'll take $200 OBO for it for local pickup. Add on shipping if you want me to mail it, since it'll be...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 18, 2014 at 03:20 PM, in Marketplace
I think the current criminal justice system is... 555 Views / 35 Replies  
I think the current criminal justice system is severely flawed because of how few rights you have once you are convicted of even a minor felony. A felony conviction for drug possession is currently...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 16, 2014 at 09:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I used to use Flickr to back up all my old... 379 Views / 9 Replies  
I used to use Flickr to back up all my old photos. I never finished importing all of them, though.

You get a terabyte of photo storage, which should be enough.

I will add that iPhoto libraries...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://shifuimam.com/misc/WIN_20140116_000019.JPG... 8,640 Views / 261 Replies  
http://shifuimam.com/misc/WIN_20140116_000019.JPG

I'm not at all amused.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 16, 2014 at 12:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was off 'NN for awhile, so sorry for the... 1,417 Views / 15 Replies  
I was off 'NN for awhile, so sorry for the bump...

I still use my IIci to do a lot of modern stuff - IRC, email, browsing, word processing, etc. Of course I can't watch movies or play music on it,...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 14, 2014 at 04:04 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Like maybe...the Surface Pro? The original... 26,461 Views / 809 Replies  
Like maybe...the Surface Pro?

The original model has been discounted heavily, and it replaces both a tablet and a laptop. Not gonna lie - it's surprisingly powerful for the size. It's become the...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 14, 2014 at 04:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a lot of stuff you're going to have to... 1,417 Views / 15 Replies  
There's a lot of stuff you're going to have to sort-of pirate.

However, if you're talking about trying to remain above board, at least recognize that most of the software we're talking about is...
Posted by shifuimam, on Dec 10, 2013 at 05:41 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
And babies. Don't forget that you have to make... 1,198 Views / 119 Replies  
And babies. Don't forget that you have to make babies, too.
Posted by shifuimam, on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I might try SquareTrade, then. Anyone used... 467 Views / 11 Replies  
I might try SquareTrade, then. Anyone used SafeWare before?
Posted by shifuimam, on Nov 8, 2013 at 06:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm so obsessed with my new job that I keep... 1,198 Views / 119 Replies  
I'm so obsessed with my new job that I keep forgetting I have someone waiting for me at home. If I was single, I'd be at work fourteen hours a day, just because I enjoy being there so much.

Men...
Posted by shifuimam, on Nov 8, 2013 at 05:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two years is enough warranty, but I want to have... 467 Views / 11 Replies  
Two years is enough warranty, but I want to have accidental damage coverage. That's the big thing. I know that a lot of Mac users tend toward SafeWare for insurance on their hardware, so I was just...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The thing is, I used that damn new scrollbar, and... 855 Views / 43 Replies  
The thing is, I used that damn new scrollbar, and it sucked. Trying to mouse over to it to scroll quickly was a pain in the ass. Finding a sliver of grey among lines and lines and lines of...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True. On the other hand, just making multiple... 5,434 Views / 80 Replies  
True. On the other hand, just making multiple icons sizes available can alleviate the problem quite a bit. In Windows, you can change the base text size used for UI elements throughout the OS and in...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Scrolling works for a lot of stuff, but if you... 855 Views / 43 Replies  
Scrolling works for a lot of stuff, but if you have an enormous amount of content (like an inbox with several thousand emails in it), being able to quickly jump via the scrollbar is really useful.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone tried third-party electronics insurance? 467 Views / 11 Replies  
I've been debating getting insurance for a couple things - my new tablet and my phone. I'm more concerned about the tablet than the phone, though.

I've looked at a few options - Microsoft has...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think this is necessarily the case.... 5,434 Views / 80 Replies  
I don't think this is necessarily the case. Google's managed to make Chrome scale fairly well, because it uses text more than graphics for the interface (menus, bookmarks, etc.). You shouldn't have...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 04:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I had the misfortune of having to try to use... 855 Views / 43 Replies  
I had the misfortune of having to try to use those damn hover scrollbars on someone's machine the other day. It was unbelievably frustrating - as andi*pandi said, the hitzone is waaaay too small when...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 02:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dude, I was unemployed for nearly a year. I'm... 518 Views / 2 Replies  
Dude, I was unemployed for nearly a year. I'm just glad to have a paycheck again (and I got a job with a company I've been wanting to work for for a loooong time). I ended up finding an extra in-ear...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM, in Marketplace
For the record, buying from a reputable shop... 2,599 Views / 20 Replies  
For the record, buying from a reputable shop doesn't mean a cable will be high quality. Any cable from China (and most small places are going to be sourcing from China because of the significant cost...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
For anyone interested, I found a so-so... 3,353 Views / 9 Replies  
For anyone interested, I found a so-so replacement for the M705 - the Logitech M555b, which is no longer for sale. I found one for $30 on eBay.

It's a good mouse. It's compact, has an easy to use...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dell UltraSharp monitors use the exact same... 1,034 Views / 5 Replies  
Dell UltraSharp monitors use the exact same panels as Apple Cinema Displays. They're very good monitors without the Apple premium price.
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Windows 8 and 8.1 on my Surface Pro do a pretty... 5,434 Views / 80 Replies  
Windows 8 and 8.1 on my Surface Pro do a pretty great job scaling on the display. Same with the 275ppi display on Samsung's Ativ Book 9 laptop.

Microsoft's own apps, as well as modern apps, look...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I dropped a bluetooth keyboard on top of a Magic... 3,353 Views / 9 Replies  
I dropped a bluetooth keyboard on top of a Magic Mouse once. The top spider-web shattered just like glass. If it's not glass, then I'm wrong on that one. It is, however, breakable.

There's also...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 16, 2013 at 05:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'll agree with that - 1920x1080 on an Ativ Book... 5,434 Views / 80 Replies  
I'll agree with that - 1920x1080 on an Ativ Book 9 Plus looks just as sharp as native resolution.

That being said, I do think we're still a little ways away from affordable high DPI desktop...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't think it's too accurate to say that ISPs... 170 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't think it's too accurate to say that ISPs won't want to deal with Open Connect. From what I can tell from a brief Google search, it would allow ISPs to save commodity bandwidth when customers...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM, in Tech News
I had a really nice response to this post, and my... 5,434 Views / 80 Replies  
I had a really nice response to this post, and my damn browser crashed and I lost it.

Suffice it to say:

Those of us in here talking about why ultra high PPI desktop displays don't exist yet...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 13, 2013 at 05:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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