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I'm the same boat as the OP. Love the concept at... 5,888 Views / 26 Replies  
I'm the same boat as the OP. Love the concept at first sight, and the fact that it's so low profile. I hate the fact that most mice out there, even the smaller laptop ones, are really bulky in...
Posted by Visnaut, on Oct 21, 2009 at 12:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Same way you still eject drives in Mac OS X: Drag... 1,497 Views / 42 Replies  
Same way you still eject drives in Mac OS X: Drag it to the trash!

Also, in the Finder's Special menu, you'll find the 'Eject' command, but that leaves the icon of the floppy on your Desktop,...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jul 13, 2009 at 01:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The japanese trump you all: ... 439 Views / 7 Replies  
The japanese trump you all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I606ovtavSQ

Regarding the topic though, what has surprised me in the past was when librarians went around looking for people who were...
Posted by Visnaut, on Apr 25, 2009 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They're just culling as much profit as they can... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
They're just culling as much profit as they can from hard-core fans.

I'll wait until this comes down in price by at least another benjamin, which means I'll likely be purchasing this around the...
Posted by Visnaut, on Apr 19, 2009 at 10:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bah, I've grown up in Toronto, and I still use... 695 Views / 19 Replies  
Bah, I've grown up in Toronto, and I still use public transport to get around exclusively (I don't even have a driver's license), and I'm totally not enthused by this plan.

Why? Not because I...
Posted by Visnaut, on Apr 4, 2009 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Correction, two more episodes, and then a 2-hour... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Correction, two more episodes, and then a 2-hour finale:
Islanded in a Stream of Stars (1hr) Daybreak, Part 1 (1hr) Daybreak, Part 2 (2hrs)

I like to think of it as really just one more episode...
Posted by Visnaut, on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that's what came to mind to me as well. ... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Yeah, that's what came to mind to me as well.

It's never seemed as if FTL drives had any physical effect on a ship, but with the chief asking Adama a few episodes ago "not to jump her for a...
Posted by Visnaut, on Mar 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Good to see BSG back in form. Although a little... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Good to see BSG back in form. Although a little obvious with the lines they were drawing at times, and still low on details, it was a well told story, much better than the one before it. I wonder if...
Posted by Visnaut, on Mar 1, 2009 at 01:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, totally dissatisfying episode. Let's try to... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Yeah, totally dissatisfying episode. Let's try to count everything that was wrong with it:

You have Ellen all of a sudden wanting to leave humanity behind, over an unrelated marital dispute. After...
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some really great performances by Dean Stockwell... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Some really great performances by Dean Stockwell and Michael Trucco in this episode. Another gem was Michael Hogan's portrayal of Tigh at feeling his son kick for the first time.
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 15, 2009 at 09:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Completely plausible. In which case, what has she... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Completely plausible. In which case, what has she been doing since then?
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 12, 2009 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, just thought of something: What if... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Actually, just thought of something:

What if the final 5 aren't cylons at all? What if they were humans on Earth, meant to infiltrate Cylon society, much like the Cylons did on the colonies?
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 12, 2009 at 12:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wouldn't make sense. The centurion beside her is... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Wouldn't make sense. The centurion beside her is the current model from the series. If it was 2000 years ago, we would have seen one of the "ancient" cylons, with that head configuration we saw in...
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 12, 2009 at 12:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to admit, DWTS is a guilty pleasure of... 1,254 Views / 49 Replies  
I have to admit, DWTS is a guilty pleasure of mine, and the whole cast this season seems a bit better than the last few. Not as many washed up stars grasping at their last 15 minutes of fame.

At...
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 9, 2009 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Awesome episode. It was pretty jam-packed.... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Awesome episode. It was pretty jam-packed. Zarek's downfall was that the person he chose to orchestrate a coup with ultimately didn't have the heart to go through with it. And executing the quorum,...
Posted by Visnaut, on Feb 7, 2009 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Madness. I've never heard lunch referred to as... 937 Views / 72 Replies  
Madness. I've never heard lunch referred to as anything other than that. And the evening meal around here is almost exclusively referred to as dinner. In fact, I can't remember the last time someone...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jan 29, 2009 at 09:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whenever I come up with a crazy idea that no one... 637 Views / 20 Replies  
Whenever I come up with a crazy idea that no one thinks will ever work, it's always a rewarding challenge to prove them wrong. And your idea, although downright ridiculous, does kind of give me that...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jan 16, 2009 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You guys are putting the cart before the horse... 1,628 Views / 70 Replies  
You guys are putting the cart before the horse here. Just because something is artistically possible doesn't make it good idea. The approved script is much more legible, since the letters aren't...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jan 14, 2009 at 10:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Freshly printed magazine (just the paper, not the... 5,235 Views / 102 Replies  
Freshly printed magazine (just the paper, not the obnoxious perfume inserts)

To this day, when I smell that, memories come rushing back of opening Nintendo Power magazines that came in the mail....
Posted by Visnaut, on Jan 14, 2009 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I completely hear you. I have an... 586 Views / 7 Replies  
I completely hear you.

I have an employer-issued Vista laptop, and while it's not all bad, wireless networking is a pain in the ass. You have to open a cumbersome window just to choose an access...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jan 11, 2009 at 02:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Palm has done a lot of things right with the Pre.... 3,335 Views / 167 Replies  
Palm has done a lot of things right with the Pre. Interface-wise, it's the first viable iPhone competitor. Even though a lot of the concepts are directly lifted from the iPhone OS (yes, even the...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jan 8, 2009 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This reminds me of that time a co-worker told me... 1,035 Views / 5 Replies  
This reminds me of that time a co-worker told me her cat died while choking on a hairball and I laughed. I couldn't help it.
Posted by Visnaut, on Nov 30, 2008 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mike, really glad to see you start taking those... 2,971 Views / 107 Replies  
Mike, really glad to see you start taking those baby steps. Good on you for getting out there and being proactive. You're doing yourself more good than you can imagine.

I agree with the sentiment...
Posted by Visnaut, on Nov 21, 2008 at 10:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mike, Lots of wonderful advice has already... 2,971 Views / 107 Replies  
Mike,

Lots of wonderful advice has already been mentioned above, by people who have been much closer to your situation than I have ever been. All I can do is affirm that people do care about you...
Posted by Visnaut, on Nov 14, 2008 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Doesn't look like they're setting it up for... 1,078 Views / 47 Replies  
Doesn't look like they're setting it up for extensibility. Besides, what would the chance be that the world's largest internet advertising company would allow you to block ads in their own browser?...
Posted by Visnaut, on Sep 4, 2008 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's bullsh*t. So many important discoveries... 1,664 Views / 87 Replies  
That's bullsh*t. So many important discoveries were made through research that only later saw a true application as a technology that was actually useful. That's how it works: science is the study of...
Posted by Visnaut, on Sep 3, 2008 at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, but Safari's approach is hardly... 1,078 Views / 47 Replies  
Yeah, but Safari's approach is hardly user-friendly. A user has to know exactly where to find that feature, and what it will actually do. Not to mention that "Web Application" can mean different...
Posted by Visnaut, on Sep 1, 2008 at 10:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most mass-market music artists have always been... 2,480 Views / 145 Replies  
Most mass-market music artists have always been "pap". Whether their music is sold as an album or as a single hasn't really changed that fact. You of all artistes should know that.




First of...
Posted by Visnaut, on Aug 30, 2008 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
WIth just 181 contacts, my recently restored... 2,441 Views / 22 Replies  
WIth just 181 contacts, my recently restored iPhone gets extremely sluggish when I tap the Contacts button. Which it did not do back in the 1.x days, with a similar number of contacts. So it's not...
Posted by Visnaut, on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm with Eug and turtle on this: until this is... 5,673 Views / 96 Replies  
I'm with Eug and turtle on this: until this is nearly ubiquitous, I wouldn't even dream of attempting this. Even if an airline has a program in place to do this (as it seems Air Canada does), I'd...
Posted by Visnaut, on Aug 14, 2008 at 11:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What a load. Companies that make calls "on... 334 Views / 6 Replies  
What a load. Companies that make calls "on behalf" of registered charities are such a scam. I know this because I used to work for one of them. Charity Z signs a piece of paper that lets Telemarketer...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jul 31, 2008 at 09:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Turn the iPhone off. Plug the dock connector... 6,207 Views / 2 Replies  
Turn the iPhone off. Plug the dock connector cable into your computer first, and then hold the home button on the iPhone while plugging it in to the dock cable. Hold the button until a graphic of a...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jul 18, 2008 at 11:55 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The video's probably fake. And if it isn't then... 2,173 Views / 112 Replies  
The video's probably fake. And if it isn't then they're perfect for each other: he's a hopeless nerd, she's a hopeless bitch. I hope they have a long, painful marriage.
Posted by Visnaut, on Jul 9, 2008 at 12:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a branding thing. It makes sense that... 524 Views / 13 Replies  
It's a branding thing. It makes sense that potential buyers see and experience a solid, consistent product.

And as for the themes themselves, a very large proportion of them are absolute garbage....
Posted by Visnaut, on Jul 5, 2008 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, medieval should be spelled exactly how we... 1,664 Views / 144 Replies  
No, medieval should be spelled exactly how we already spell those two syllables: mid-evil
Posted by Visnaut, on Jul 1, 2008 at 01:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bananas and sriracha hot sauce are awesome. I... 720 Views / 42 Replies  
Bananas and sriracha hot sauce are awesome. I discovered that when someone dared me to.

A buddy of mine also introduced me to peanut butter and yogurt sandwiches.

And lastly, when I was a kid,...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 30, 2008 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh boy! We can only hope Dow Jones's next... 2,792 Views / 115 Replies  
Oh boy!

We can only hope Dow Jones's next Quantum Jump will be the jump home.

All jokes aside, your theory does sound interesting.
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 29, 2008 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The questions isn't if, it's when. Without a... 425 Views / 27 Replies  
The questions isn't if, it's when. Without a doubt it will happen. At first it'll be with businesses, who have a real cost benefit by switching to such systems. Then eventually it will trickle down...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 19, 2008 at 11:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A nice suit, shirt, and tie can make any man look... 803 Views / 49 Replies  
A nice suit, shirt, and tie can make any man look like money. I actually like dressing up in a nice suit. But that has a lot to do with the fact that I work at an office where the attire is business...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 19, 2008 at 10:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So remind me again why you still subject yourself... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
So remind me again why you still subject yourself to watching it every week?
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Firstly, thank you, Kvasir, for not taking my... 3,040 Views / 61 Replies  
Firstly, thank you, Kvasir, for not taking my post personally and just explaining what your needs and expectations are. I find that a refreshing change of pace from the usual around here...



I...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 14, 2008 at 11:43 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Pythia wrote that the dying leader would not live... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Pythia wrote that the dying leader would not live to enter the new land, but clearly Laura got to stand on Earth. So this must mean that the promised land is not Earth, but something else.

Based...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 14, 2008 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, that was interesting. Similar to the events... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Well, that was interesting. Similar to the events of Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II, in the way that the story advances forward really far.

Overall, I enjoyed it. Some really good tension between...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 14, 2008 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You don't get it. Apple has stripped down the... 3,040 Views / 61 Replies  
You don't get it. Apple has stripped down the functionality of the device to focus the usability for the user in order to get out of their way. The philosophy behind not being able to send pictures...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 13, 2008 at 09:50 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Blood ties prevent me from rooting for anyone but... 2,539 Views / 148 Replies  
Blood ties prevent me from rooting for anyone but Portugal. But I'm not as interested in them this year as when they were the host country last time. I'd rather not go through that disappointment...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 13, 2008 at 08:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I might get a 3G iPhone, but only if Rogers or... 3,040 Views / 61 Replies  
I might get a 3G iPhone, but only if Rogers or Fido have a reasonably priced data plan here in Canada. That's it; because on hardware specs alone, the new iPhone doesn't make me want to upgrade from...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 9, 2008 at 09:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Guys, don't get ahead of yourselves. Although... 477 Views / 5 Replies  
Guys, don't get ahead of yourselves. Although jailbreaking and unlocking the current iPhone is easy (and that took a while to get to), there is no telling how easy it will be with the 3G iPhone....
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 9, 2008 at 09:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Interesting viewpoint. So would you say that... 920 Views / 47 Replies  
Interesting viewpoint. So would you say that California is to the USA, as the USA is to the rest of the world?

Hey, might as well, since we're all making blanket statements about one another...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 7, 2008 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So last night's episode was sort of wierd. I... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
So last night's episode was sort of wierd. I guess I was expecting more, but from Laura's visions during jumps, to Baltar's drugged confession, and the seemingly easy strike on the Hub, it just all...
Posted by Visnaut, on Jun 7, 2008 at 09:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep, we did see a scene with her. Tigh was... 217,831 Views / 4,986 Replies  
Yep, we did see a scene with her. Tigh was questioning her about the resurrection hub, he started seeing Ellen, and then got annoyed and nearly strangled her.


We see him getting sworn in, with...
Posted by Visnaut, on May 31, 2008 at 04:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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