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Well and Macworld, they said they had days to... 6,762 Views / 330 Replies  
Well and Macworld, they said they had days to play with it.
Posted by tooki, on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:34 PM, in Mac OS X
This is all discussed in the book's biography,... 6,011 Views / 168 Replies  
This is all discussed in the book's biography, Car: A Drama of the American Workplace...
Posted by tooki, on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Umm, why wouldn't you look there?!? Most apps are... 1,542 Views / 6 Replies  
Umm, why wouldn't you look there?!? Most apps are smart enough to use standard scroll bars, so it's not an app-specific issue and thus doesn't belong in the app's preferences.
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:24 AM, in Applications
Nope. There are two distinct products named... 2,702 Views / 8 Replies  
Nope. There are two distinct products named "ClickToFlash". One is the old "injected" extension (predating Safari extension support) which placed its prefs in the Safari menu.

The new one, created...
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:21 AM, in Applications
"They" are two separate people. The Safari... 2,842 Views / 11 Replies  
"They" are two separate people. The Safari extension (from the extensions gallery) is published by a completely separate person from the old extension that has its own website. I agree it's confusing...
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:18 AM, in Applications
From the website, it seems to be based mostly on... 1,451 Views / 13 Replies  
From the website, it seems to be based mostly on VLC. No doubt VLC will eventually support Blu-ray at no cost.
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:14 AM, in Applications
I disagree. I'd rather Apple not invest in the... 1,451 Views / 13 Replies  
I disagree. I'd rather Apple not invest in the outrageous changes to the core media infrastructures of the operating system that would be necessary to support BD.

Admittedly, in practice,...
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:06 AM, in Applications
What he said. 757 Views / 7 Replies  
What he said.
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:00 AM, in Mac OS X
When I saw the title of this thread, my answer... 1,330 Views / 11 Replies  
When I saw the title of this thread, my answer was gonna be "A microfiber cloth and a little water!"
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 07:49 AM, in Mac OS X
Apple is often willing to do a so-called "retail... 4,792 Views / 16 Replies  
Apple is often willing to do a so-called "retail swap" of simple parts like that. They've done it for me a couple of times, esp. on third-party products where a manufacturer warranty process takes...
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 07:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What I wonder is this: did none of the employees... 652 Views / 9 Replies  
What I wonder is this: did none of the employees notice the green "On Camera" light being turned on all the time? Or was the software able to disable the light?!?
Posted by tooki, on Jul 18, 2011 at 07:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Word on the street is that the new model supports... 1,773 Views / 23 Replies  
Word on the street is that the new model supports the 450Mbps triple-antenna mode available in the newest iMacs.
Posted by tooki, on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know about FireWire, but with USB you... 3,253 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't know about FireWire, but with USB you could just "connect" the external drive directly to the VM.
Posted by tooki, on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
So what happened? 1,109 Views / 16 Replies  
So what happened?
Posted by tooki, on Apr 19, 2011 at 06:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For that, you need an ultrawide lens, and that... 468 Views / 12 Replies  
For that, you need an ultrawide lens, and that alone will set you back $450 or more. (Yes, the 6mm difference between the 12mm wide end on an ultrawide and the 18mm wide end on a standard kit lens...
Posted by tooki, on Mar 30, 2011 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
USB wireless seems to take less power, so the... 2,937 Views / 4 Replies  
USB wireless seems to take less power, so the batteries last longer. The advantages of Bluetooth are generally (far) longer range, and that there's no receiver to lose. (Many USB wireless keyboards...
Posted by tooki, on Feb 21, 2011 at 05:13 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Correct. In fact drives slow down as they fill so... 4,037 Views / 10 Replies  
Correct. In fact drives slow down as they fill so stay below 70% full.[/QUOTE]

Uh, neither is correct, as far as speed is concerned. There's no threshold of speed. It's as simple as this: the...
Posted by tooki, on Feb 20, 2011 at 04:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
All you need(ed) is a utility called SwitchResX.... 1,901 Views / 16 Replies  
All you need(ed) is a utility called SwitchResX. It enables you to set resolutions that the card can handle, but that Apple's drivers did not envision.
Posted by tooki, on Feb 19, 2011 at 06:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's also psychological: asking for a password... 1,381 Views / 18 Replies  
It's also psychological: asking for a password even when you are an admin tells you "This is something invasive". So while it is normal and expected for a password to be requested when performing an...
Posted by tooki, on Feb 5, 2011 at 08:57 AM, in Mac OS X
FWIW, if you value your sanity, I do recommend... 1,067 Views / 20 Replies  
FWIW, if you value your sanity, I do recommend sticking with original inkjet inks. Ink is technologically far more complex than people realize. It's not just dyes dissolved in water. In test after...
Posted by tooki, on Feb 5, 2011 at 07:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, it's obviously very important to win... 2,335 Views / 67 Replies  
Well, it's obviously very important to win Internet disputes. With "evidence" that happened after the original dispute. Classy!

The thread was never closed, so no mod had to open it.
Posted by tooki, on Jan 29, 2011 at 05:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's right. It could be a mike with line-level... 628 Views / 7 Replies  
That's right. It could be a mike with line-level output, or a mike hooked up through a mixer, or through an external audio interface, or a USB mike. But not a cheap PC mike.
Posted by tooki, on Jan 29, 2011 at 05:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, to do what with? 1,007 Views / 15 Replies  
Well, to do what with?
Posted by tooki, on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Even if you could get it to reinstall, I would... 886 Views / 3 Replies  
Even if you could get it to reinstall, I would consider the disk highly suspect and would not use it any more.

I consider hard disks fundamentally unreliable and disposable: as soon as one shows...
Posted by tooki, on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
:brick: :rolleyes: All that stuff happened... 2,335 Views / 67 Replies  
:brick: :rolleyes:
All that stuff happened AFTER the original discussion in this thread! My information was absolutely correct at the time. And even so, given that those problems occurred on newer...
Posted by tooki, on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
::yawn:: GHz is not performance. A current... 711 Views / 21 Replies  
::yawn::

GHz is not performance. A current 2.8GHz Mac Pro with 8 cores is significantly faster than the 3.2GHz 8-core from a year before.
Posted by tooki, on Jan 11, 2011 at 03:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Far be it from me to try and disprove your... 1,266 Views / 52 Replies  
Far be it from me to try and disprove your prediction that the media companies will insist on a new DRM (I am sure of this), but this is comparing apples and oranges.

DHCP is only barely DRM —...
Posted by tooki, on Jan 7, 2011 at 01:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An Apple Store would be ideal. Not only can they... 2,378 Views / 49 Replies  
An Apple Store would be ideal. Not only can they confirm its (lack of) pedigree, they will meticulously document it so Apple can go after them. So bring the supporting documentation, too, if you're...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, lighting is trivially cheap (about 9% of... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
Yeah, lighting is trivially cheap (about 9% of residential electricity use (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/recs2001/enduse2001/enduse2001.html)). That's why it doesn't make sense to replace...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A Logitech or Microsoft webcam can fit the bill. ... 532 Views / 1 Replies  
A Logitech or Microsoft webcam can fit the bill.

Logi's solitary Mac webcam (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-QuickCam-Vision-Pro-Black/dp/B001AOK7KI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293811138&sr=8-1) is...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Out of curiosity, why? Chrome's auto-update... 859 Views / 24 Replies  
Out of curiosity, why?

Chrome's auto-update ultimately makes it far easier to keep Flash current, which is important given that it is now the biggest attack surface for malware.

Also, Google's...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 19, 2010 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That doesn't even make sense. Just because Apple... 2,788 Views / 70 Replies  
That doesn't even make sense. Just because Apple sells 10x as many iMacs as Mac Pros doesn't mean they're a market not worth being in.

Honestly, Apple is now one of the best-managed companies out...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 19, 2010 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, you're not running into any problems... 9,263 Views / 16 Replies  
Actually, you're not running into any problems with the display switching. You're running into problems going back to sleep after waking.

For whatever reason, Apple decided that all USB device...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 18, 2010 at 06:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually I wasn't specifically talking about... 2,788 Views / 70 Replies  
Actually I wasn't specifically talking about Apple: the profit margin on a Dell Vostro is much smaller than on a high-end Dimension workstation. This really applies to the whole industry.

But...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 18, 2010 at 06:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Uhhh… wut? Yes and no. It's definitely true that... 2,788 Views / 70 Replies  
Uhhh… wut? Yes and no. It's definitely true that the big money in enterprise IT is in software and support. I never claimed otherwise. But what is indisputably true is that the profit margin on the...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 18, 2010 at 06:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, but that's how you imagine it works, not... 2,788 Views / 70 Replies  
Sorry, but that's how you imagine it works, not how it does work. You've got it 180 degrees wrong. Enterprise hardware IS the high-margin gear (that and iPhones). The MacBooks and iMacs that Apple...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 15, 2010 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got myself a Nikon D7000 body, two more SB-600... 808 Views / 49 Replies  
I got myself a Nikon D7000 body, two more SB-600 flashes (before they go out of production), new boots, and a new vacuum cleaner. All of it absolutely essential, I assure you! :D
Posted by tooki, on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course it's not iOS. No nano runs iOS, even... 2,378 Views / 49 Replies  
Of course it's not iOS. No nano runs iOS, even the real ones with touchscreens.



Just because the seller disappeared doesn't mean eBay has no records!!

Either way, by buying a fake — which...
Posted by tooki, on Dec 4, 2010 at 04:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, don't dis the hawk! Some of us folks with,... 547 Views / 8 Replies  
Hey, don't dis the hawk! Some of us folks with, um, memorable appearances are still friendly, competent people.

Sounds to me like he was a nerd (as opposed to a talented salesman) trying to be...
Posted by tooki, on Nov 28, 2010 at 04:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, who cares about smartphones. That's by far... 750 Views / 39 Replies  
Yeah, who cares about smartphones. That's by far the most interesting Jobs interview I've ever read. Wow, just wow.
Posted by tooki, on Nov 24, 2010 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I second larkost's suggestion. I was actually... 871 Views / 8 Replies  
I second larkost's suggestion. I was actually going to suggest it but he/she beat me to it.
Posted by tooki, on Nov 24, 2010 at 03:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I wish I were a gym rat. Living in Switzerland is... 853 Views / 42 Replies  
I wish I were a gym rat. Living in Switzerland is making me gain weight.
Posted by tooki, on Nov 12, 2010 at 02:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What he likely meant (bearing in mind that... 6,258 Views / 42 Replies  
What he likely meant (bearing in mind that Geniuses don't do sales at all, so they often don't know about what configurations are stocked) is that the Apple Stores probably carry an "ultimate"...
Posted by tooki, on Nov 8, 2010 at 05:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For the love of god, read The Mythical Man-Month... 1,368 Views / 55 Replies  
For the love of god, read The Mythical Man-Month (http://www.amazon.com/Mythical-Man-Month-Software-Engineering-Anniversary/dp/0201835959/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287162951&sr=1-1).

Adding...
Posted by tooki, on Oct 15, 2010 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
FCP 1.x was $999... 1,368 Views / 55 Replies  
FCP 1.x was $999 (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2000/apr/10fcp.html).

Final Cut Studio debuted at $1299 (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/apr/17fcstudio.html).
Posted by tooki, on Oct 14, 2010 at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But that really is true. Since inkjet printers... 1,641 Views / 32 Replies  
But that really is true. Since inkjet printers don't have separate tanks of just solvents with which to keep the heads wet to prevent clogging, the only way to prevent clogging is to run ink through...
Posted by tooki, on Oct 14, 2010 at 02:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ummm… what?!? I don't know of any case where... 1,368 Views / 55 Replies  
Ummm… what?!? I don't know of any case where Apple increased the price of a software product it bought. Let's look at some examples:

WebObjects: originally $10,000, now free to develop or just...
Posted by tooki, on Oct 14, 2010 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would have to say yes. Only large enterprise... 585 Views / 21 Replies  
I would have to say yes. Only large enterprise seems to have any inkling of how important it is to centrally manage storage and backup.

And with the growth of laptops, which may not be connected...
Posted by tooki, on Oct 9, 2010 at 04:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On the topic of Adobe-MS: I'd support MS buying... 1,368 Views / 55 Replies  
On the topic of Adobe-MS: I'd support MS buying Adobe if Apple doesn't. MS treats its customers better than Adobe.
Posted by tooki, on Oct 9, 2010 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oisín, where are you? <linguist>No one kind... 1,368 Views / 55 Replies  
Oisín, where are you?

<linguist>No one kind of modern English is more or less correct than any other. Standard American English tends to hold on to more historical (older) forms of words and...
Posted by tooki, on Oct 9, 2010 at 04:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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