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I had the space gray 42 ordered within 10 minutes... 2,009 Views / 12 Replies  
I had the space gray 42 ordered within 10 minutes of opportunity, and my status changed overnight from processing to preparing to ship. My Amex has been charged, too. Even though I've not received...
Posted by rmansfield, on May 11, 2015 at 01:00 PM, in Tech News
Mine is actually sitting just a few miles away... 5,197 Views / 64 Replies  
Mine is actually sitting just a few miles away from me tonight somewhere here in Louisville, Kentucky. Mike, I imagine yours and mine have travelled all the way together up until now since they were...
Posted by rmansfield, on Oct 21, 2008 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hopefully, Apple has not put any such limitations... 2,228 Views / 53 Replies  
Hopefully, Apple has not put any such limitations in place. I just ordered the 2.8 ghz MBP, and if I can upgrade the RAM to 8 gb (once the prices come down--which it eventually will), this will...
Posted by rmansfield, on Oct 21, 2008 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
YES it is! NVidia says so... 2,228 Views / 53 Replies  
YES it is! NVidia says so (http://blogs.computerworld.com/nvidia_says_new_macbook_pro_can_do_8gb_of_ram).
Posted by rmansfield, on Oct 21, 2008 at 01:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine must've been on the same cancelled flight as... 5,197 Views / 64 Replies  
Mine must've been on the same cancelled flight as yours, Mike. I ordered last Tuesday afternoon, and after it was picked up by UPS it had a delivery date of Oct. 21. After the flight got cancelled,...
Posted by rmansfield, on Oct 20, 2008 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Core 2 Duo's not that much faster 609 Views / 1 Replies  
Interesting story from O'Grady:

http://www.powerpage.org/archives/2006/10/pc_world_notebook_core_2_duo_only_7_percent_faster_same_battery_life.html

Turns out the Core 2 Duos in notebooks only...
Posted by rmansfield, on Oct 2, 2006 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I paid for two-day shipping on mine. I don't know... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
I paid for two-day shipping on mine. I don't know how much that affected the actual movement from China to the U.S., but my MacBook was in China on Sept 20, in Alaska on the 21st, and in my hands on...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 27, 2006 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My PowerBook was bought early in 2005--it was a... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
My PowerBook was bought early in 2005--it was a 17" 1.67 ghz G4 with 1.5 gb RAM. I was primarily wanting something smaller to tote around, but a very welcomed serendipity to this whole process is...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 26, 2006 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine's 38 then. 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
Mine's 38 then.
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 26, 2006 at 11:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Karpfish, how do you determine the week? 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
Karpfish, how do you determine the week?
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 24, 2006 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New MacBook arrived this morning. Thanks to... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
New MacBook arrived this morning. Thanks to migration assistant, I was up and running in about an hour and a half. I'm very impressed with the speed on this machine compared to my older PowerBook.
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 22, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good news. It's on the truck for delivery.... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
Good news. It's on the truck for delivery. Hopefully a morning delivery, and not an afternoon delivery, but either way, it should be here today!
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 22, 2006 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm glad to hear there are some people out there... 2,158 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm glad to hear there are some people out there (i.e. the Thursday manager) who follow the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Luke 6:31).
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 22, 2006 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, mine's now in Anchorage. So the... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
Well, mine's now in Anchorage.

So the question is, can FedEx get my MacBook from Alaska to Kentucky by tomorrow or will I have to wait until Monday? :\
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 21, 2006 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's bizarre, mmusial. As I mentioned earlier,... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
That's bizarre, mmusial. As I mentioned earlier, I ordered mine on Sept 8 from the Apple Store. It was originally scheduled to ship on the 13, but got pushed back to the 22, and actually shipped...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 21, 2006 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, if we're voting, I'm going to vote for #1... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
Well, if we're voting, I'm going to vote for #1 because I REALLY hope they've caught the random shutdown problem.
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 21, 2006 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think if I were adding my own hard drive (and I... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
I think if I were adding my own hard drive (and I may still actually do that eventually), I'd add the 160 gb drive. I've seen it for a little over $200.

The good thing is that the MacBooks make it...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 21, 2006 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're smarter than me--I paid for Apple to add... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
You're smarter than me--I paid for Apple to add the ram and hard drive.

I just checked my tracking results--still nothing since FedEx picked it up in China. I'm hoping it will get here tomorrow.
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 21, 2006 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Primarily teaching, although I'm down to doing... 61,023 Views / 246 Replies  
Primarily teaching, although I'm down to doing that as an adjunct prof these days as I've gone back to school myself to finish my final degree.
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 20, 2006 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Shipped!! 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
SHIPPED!!

Well, after initially delaying the shipment of my new black MacBook back to the 22nd, I was surprised when checking my email this morning to see that my MacBook has shipped from China...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 20, 2006 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would suggest that the black MacBooks do look... 61,023 Views / 246 Replies  
I would suggest that the black MacBooks do look more professional. That's why the original black PowerBooks were codenamed "Wallstreet" in 1998.

In my work, this is one of the appeals of having a...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 19, 2006 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's still out there but Apple is now aware of... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
It's still out there but Apple is now aware of it. That's the difference. I ordered my MacBook on the 8th and it was supposed to ship on the 13th. Then it got moved back to the 22nd. A number of...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 19, 2006 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that falls in line with my #2 reason. ... 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
I think that falls in line with my #2 reason.

And that's actually the official reason that I've heard, although #1 cannot be incorrect based on recent events.
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 19, 2006 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I spent about three hours in a Mac shop yesterday... 83,582 Views / 399 Replies  
I spent about three hours in a Mac shop yesterday (for an issue with my PowerBook) and I overheard one of the techs say that there was a wire going to the heatsink that was too short and as it heated...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 19, 2006 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
New Round of Shipping MacBooks thread 2,406 Views / 39 Replies  
It seems that there are quite a few folks like myself who have had their MacBook orders MOVED to Sept 21 or 22 at the earliest from an original shipping date of a week or two earlier.

This can...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 19, 2006 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
All I can say is, when did Mac users get so... 61,023 Views / 246 Replies  
All I can say is, when did Mac users get so obsessive-compulsive about fingerprints on their computers?

Unlike p0stman, I was unable to go out and BUY both the black and white MacBooks, but I did...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 19, 2006 at 09:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nah...they're aware of the issue...so it's fixed.... 859 Views / 18 Replies  
Nah...they're aware of the issue...so it's fixed. It costs them money to have to repair any computer. So once they know the problem exists, they make changes in their assembly immediately. And thus,...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 15, 2006 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you always wait to buy afraid that something... 859 Views / 18 Replies  
If you always wait to buy afraid that something new is about to come out, you'll never buy. Because guess what--something new IS always just about to be released!

But this is the best time to buy...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 14, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered on 9/8 and originally it was supposed... 859 Views / 18 Replies  
I ordered on 9/8 and originally it was supposed to ship yesterday. I got a notice like you saying that it would ship on the 21st.

I think it would be great if they were delayed because of an...
Posted by rmansfield, on Sep 14, 2006 at 12:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, Mrjingleusa, I'm not sure you get it. ... 11,343 Views / 135 Replies  
Actually, Mrjingleusa, I'm not sure you get it.

It's not just educational 501(c)(3)'s who are eligible for the discount. It's also non-profits who provide services for the homeless and hungry.
...
Posted by rmansfield, on Jun 13, 2005 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ha! Thanks Chuckit for pointing out the link... 11,343 Views / 135 Replies  
Ha! Thanks Chuckit for pointing out the link after I had skimmed right past it. I'd be embarrassed, but I don't want to discriminate against myself.

I think this is all very interesting. Any...
Posted by rmansfield, on Jun 13, 2005 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
SuperChicken, can you post a link to the original... 11,343 Views / 135 Replies  
SuperChicken, can you post a link to the original document from Adobe. I wanted to read it in its entirety, but I'm having difficulty finding it on their site.
Posted by rmansfield, on Jun 13, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All right, I officially nominate this thread to... 2,004 Views / 38 Replies  
All right, I officially nominate this thread to be closed before things get too nasty...
Posted by rmansfield, on May 1, 2005 at 10:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Rush has been using and promoting the Mac since... 2,004 Views / 38 Replies  
Rush has been using and promoting the Mac since he started on the radio over a decade and a half ago. He's one of the most prominent Mac evangelists in the media.
Posted by rmansfield, on May 1, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
TIGER HAS BEEN CAGED!!!! When my copy of... 23,828 Views / 520 Replies  
TIGER HAS BEEN CAGED!!!!

When my copy of Tiger shipped on Wednesday, I just knew I would get it today since it shipped out of Tennessee and I live in Kentucky.

HOWEVER, when I checked my status...
Posted by rmansfield, on Apr 28, 2005 at 06:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Need an external DVD recommendation 400 Views / 0 Replies  
We have an older blue and white G3 PowerMac at our church that has been upgraded to a G4 with a processor upgrade from Sonnet. This machine is used for PowerPoint on Sundays and some basic video...
Posted by rmansfield, on Jan 8, 2004 at 09:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Alternative iSight Mount 708 Views / 5 Replies  
If you are using Apple's iSight camera with a flat-panel Cinema Display, you may have noticed that the mount is flat while the back of the Cinema Display is rounded.

Here's an alternative way to...
Posted by rmansfield, on Dec 2, 2003 at 11:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
New Yahoo Group/listserve for Pocket PC Mac Users 306 Views / 0 Replies  
Since purchasing my Pocket PC, I haven't found a whole lot of support options for us Mac users except for the some of the information at www.pocketmac.net. (http://www.pocketmac.net.)

Therefore,...
Posted by rmansfield, on May 3, 2002 at 02:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I tried your last suggestion, but it still didn't... 546 Views / 6 Replies  
I tried your last suggestion, but it still didn't work. It may actually be bad, but before I give up, I hope I can find an older copy of the silverlinging software as a last resort.
Posted by rmansfield, on Apr 8, 2002 at 10:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There is no termination switch, but since there... 546 Views / 6 Replies  
There is no termination switch, but since there is a SCSI out, I could probably plug it with a termination device (although I do not have one).

I can put in disk and the second light slightly...
Posted by rmansfield, on Apr 8, 2002 at 12:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've tried changing the the SCSI ID, and the... 546 Views / 6 Replies  
I've tried changing the the SCSI ID, and the computer still doesn't see the drive. That's why I need the silverlining software. It's kind of a last shot attempt.
Posted by rmansfield, on Apr 7, 2002 at 11:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Syquest EZ-Flyer 230 546 Views / 6 Replies  
I am trying to install a Syquest EZ-Flyer 230 on an older Mac, but am having some difficulties. All the documentation says that I need LaCie Silverlining LiteSQ  -  2.2.2, which is on the utilities...
Posted by rmansfield, on Apr 7, 2002 at 01:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Need a copy of LaCie Silverlining LiteSQ  -  2.2.2 373 Views / 0 Replies  
I am trying to connect a Syquest EZFlyer 230 drive to an older Mac. The Syquest drivers don't work that well, and all the documentation suggest that I use LaCie Silverlining LiteSQ  -  2.2.2, but I...
Posted by rmansfield, on Apr 7, 2002 at 01:38 PM, in Applications
Hey, here is a question--the Zip drive kit for... 618 Views / 24 Replies  
Hey, here is a question--the Zip drive kit for the G4 that you can order from Apple--does it have a new face plate for the lower drive bay, or do you have to have it completely missing or does it...
Posted by rmansfield, on Mar 21, 2002 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry for doing this, but I am replying to my own... 327 Views / 1 Replies  
Sorry for doing this, but I am replying to my own message so that it will go to the top in hopes that someone who knows an answer might see this. Thanks.
Posted by rmansfield, on Mar 14, 2002 at 06:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
I updated to 5.02 and now my Virtual Switch won't... 1,230 Views / 52 Replies  
I updated to 5.02 and now my Virtual Switch won't initialize. I can't get VPC to touch the Windows network anymore where I work. Anyone have any suggetions?
Posted by rmansfield, on Mar 7, 2002 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got the Formac studio yesterday. It works in... 619 Views / 11 Replies  
I got the Formac studio yesterday. It works in both OS9 and OSX, although I recommend you download the OS X driver from the Formac site rather than using the one on the CD.
Posted by rmansfield, on Mar 5, 2002 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Need an extension cable for Pro Speakers 327 Views / 1 Replies  
I need an extension cable for the Pro Speakers I ordered with my new dual-gig G4.

I tried going to Radio Shack like someone suggested, but I ended up with a cable with three adapters, and it...
Posted by rmansfield, on Mar 4, 2002 at 08:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I gave up. I had ordered on the 13th of... 1,755 Views / 79 Replies  
Well, I gave up. I had ordered on the 13th of January which meant this was the end of the fifth week. I called Apple last night to check status and was told that Tawain is celebrating Chinese New...
Posted by rmansfield, on Feb 14, 2002 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think anyone who has ordered from Apple... 1,755 Views / 79 Replies  
I don't think anyone who has ordered from Apple on the 25th has received an iMac yet.
Posted by rmansfield, on Feb 10, 2002 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
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