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Same problem here - it won't take my PID or... 6,129 Views / 105 Replies  
Same problem here - it won't take my PID or serial. I'm guessing MS hasn't updated their registration database to accept the new numbers.

Here's an odd one: is there a way to increase the VOLUME...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jan 18, 2008 at 10:57 AM, in Applications
I've been having the random freeze on my 2.4GHz... 2,948 Views / 53 Replies  
I've been having the random freeze on my 2.4GHz 24-inch iMac (even after installing Leopard), but today a more ominous problem: it won't boot. I get the grey startup screen, and then the blue...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Oct 31, 2007 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
I believe for a while all the divisions used it... 4,072 Views / 148 Replies  
I believe for a while all the divisions used it as their sole vehicle badging. Eventually (late 1990s?) Dodge adopted its Ram logo, Plymouth brought out a sailboat and Chrysler went with their...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Aug 6, 2007 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Upgrading to 8.0 did indeed do the trick, thanks!... 3,575 Views / 268 Replies  
Upgrading to 8.0 did indeed do the trick, thanks!

Oddly, I installed the beta on two G4 machines at home over the weekend. One has the crashing problem...but the other does not!
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 18, 2007 at 03:15 PM, in Applications
Re: PDFs, I just uninstalled 3.0 (very cool that... 3,575 Views / 268 Replies  
Re: PDFs, I just uninstalled 3.0 (very cool that the uninstaller restores your old version of Safari), PDF links work as expected, then reinstalled 3.0. Crash. Tried some of the manuals on Apple's...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 13, 2007 at 03:34 PM, in Applications
Is anyone else having trouble with PDFs? Every... 3,575 Views / 268 Replies  
Is anyone else having trouble with PDFs? Every time I click on a link to a PDF, Safari crashes. Boom. Every PDF on every site I've tried. I noticed it when I was testing a site I was working on,...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 13, 2007 at 03:04 PM, in Applications
Poll: "Blade Runner" is apparently coming to both... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
"Blade Runner" is apparently coming to both formats in October (or at least to HD DVD in October and, one assumes, Blu-ray at some later date). I wonder what the picture quality will be like? There...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 18, 2007 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Well, "Riddick" won't get many more viewings from... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Well, "Riddick" won't get many more viewings from me anyway, with "Shaun of the Dead" and "300" coming in July and "Heroes" August 28. :thumbsup: I'm really looking forward to "Heroes" as, for some...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 15, 2007 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I loved "Pitch Black" but one of the things that... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I loved "Pitch Black" but one of the things that made it great was how much they did with so little. The problem with "Riddick" is how much time, effort and money they spent to achieve so little;...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 15, 2007 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I took "Chronicles of Riddick" as one of my free... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I took "Chronicles of Riddick" as one of my free films. It's an appallingly bad movie, but the transfer is absolutely sensational - it may be the best-looking HD DVD in my collection. Amazingly...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 15, 2007 at 02:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Yes, but you don't get to pick the films. And I... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Yes, but you don't get to pick the films. And I don't know about you, but I am not having "Fantastic Four" or "Crash" in my house. :censor: :p
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 15, 2007 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Because that's bad storytelling. Nathan/Sylar:... 11,159 Views / 352 Replies  
Because that's bad storytelling. Nathan/Sylar: "Don't block my powers, okay?" Haitian: "No problem." Since Nathan's power is the ability to fly, wouldn't it seem odd to the Haitian that he had to...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 3, 2007 at 01:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But remember, even dim Mohinder figured out that... 11,159 Views / 352 Replies  
But remember, even dim Mohinder figured out that Sylar was not who he was claiming to be, when they were traveling together. I think it would take a serious leap of imagination if the writers want...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 3, 2007 at 09:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The writers did something very clever here: while... 11,159 Views / 352 Replies  
The writers did something very clever here: while Sylar absorbed Isaac's precognitive power, he clearly did NOT have his artistic talent. To me this says he does not absorb a victim's skills,...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 2, 2007 at 03:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sylar told Peter that Nathan had already betrayed... 11,159 Views / 352 Replies  
Sylar told Peter that Nathan had already betrayed "his kind" when Sylar killed him, so Nathan had to have been in Congress or the presidency long enough to propose or advance the legislation that led...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 2, 2007 at 01:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Producing combo discs for catalog releases always... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Producing combo discs for catalog releases always seemed like a stupid idea to me. DVD is so prevalent that the studios could assume anyone buying a hi-def catalog title already owns the DVD. I...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Apr 3, 2007 at 12:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I checked my local Target for "Superman Returns"... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I checked my local Target for "Superman Returns" on HD DVD today. They were out, but they had the Blu-ray version for $24, just $2 more than the standard two-disc DVD. I think all the other HD DVDs...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Dec 3, 2006 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I know who's winning in my case: HD DVD. I was... 199,787 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I know who's winning in my case: HD DVD. I was all about Blu-ray, because of the disc capacity and studio support. But I think Toshiba surprised a lot of people by pricing a player at $499 (now...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Dec 1, 2006 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We can blame the format war for this one. Both... 4,669 Views / 200 Replies  
We can blame the format war for this one. Both the HD DVD and Blu-ray camps were so intent on beating the other to market that Toshiba and Samsung shipped players before the bugs were ironed out. ...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Aug 30, 2006 at 01:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: 308 here. But the weekend is young. 553 Views / 23 Replies  
308 here. But the weekend is young.
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Aug 18, 2006 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On the bright side, though, if this is indeed the... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
On the bright side, though, if this is indeed the cause of the poor picture quality, it may mean the compression and mastering of the discs themselves are okay. (And it makes sense, since there have...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jul 21, 2006 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
On the other hand, it's a bit of sweet karmic... 4,669 Views / 200 Replies  
On the other hand, it's a bit of sweet karmic revenge for those of us with high-definition monitors that DON'T have DVI or HDMI. After all these months of wondering if I'd be able to use high-def...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 23, 2006 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is NOT true. He also shows up at exactly the... 3,632 Views / 128 Replies  
That is NOT true. He also shows up at exactly the right moment to convince Storm to keep the school open (by uttering the single line "I was told this place was safe for mutants"). :p

I had no...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 5, 2006 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I saw it again this weekend and liked it much... 3,632 Views / 128 Replies  
I saw it again this weekend and liked it much more. The pacing seemed better and I caught a lot of character "beats" that I had missed the first time around. Xavier didn't seem like such a dick,...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 4, 2006 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's the Marvel Law of Trouser Conservation.... 3,632 Views / 128 Replies  
That's the Marvel Law of Trouser Conservation. Any unstoppable force that would otherwise tear or disintegrate clothing will have no effect on pants.

What made me snicker was the decision of the...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 30, 2006 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's who I meant by "the director they hired to... 3,632 Views / 128 Replies  
That's who I meant by "the director they hired to replace Bryan Singer." :p

I'll probably see it again this weekend. I often like movies better on a second viewing. Besides, I want another look...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 27, 2006 at 11:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The film was rushed because the studio announced... 3,632 Views / 128 Replies  
The film was rushed because the studio announced a release date before they even had a script in hand. Then the director they hired to replace Bryan Singer (who ankled, as Variety would say, to...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 26, 2006 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lucas is no moron. I mean, he's created an... 2,974 Views / 101 Replies  
Lucas is no moron. I mean, he's created an entire empire on the basis of one pretty good movie, endlessly recycled and repackaged.

He really can't lose on this deal. If the DVDs sell, he gets...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 19, 2006 at 01:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Digital Bits... 2,974 Views / 101 Replies  
The Digital Bits (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents) is reporting that the DVDs are apparently the same transfers as the old laserdiscs: NOT anamorphic, but simply letterboxed. :rolleyes: Who...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 17, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OUCH!! :eek: 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
OUCH!! :eek:
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 16, 2006 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mini-DVI and extended desktop. Nice. (Oops,... 19,390 Views / 345 Replies  
Mini-DVI and extended desktop. Nice.

(Oops, screamingFit beat me to it!)
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 16, 2006 at 08:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm getting tired of hearing this circular... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
I'm getting tired of hearing this circular argument about high-def. "The picture isn't that much better, and why should I replace my DVDs?" Well, if you don't think the picture is that much better,...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 15, 2006 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, since they've all decided that HDMI isn't... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
Well, since they've all decided that HDMI isn't really necessary after all, they'd frakking well better keep their traps shut about image constraint. :mad: Although, since both camps seem to be doing...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 12, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, believe me, I know. I have a component-only... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
Oh, believe me, I know. I have a component-only HDTV and I've been scouring the Web for information on how seriously boned I am (not completely, as it turns out, for the time being). What I...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 11, 2006 at 02:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is it true that the Xbox drive will only output... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
Is it true that the Xbox drive will only output 720p (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/05/10/ms_shows_xbox_360_hddvd_drive)?! What on earth is the point of that? Or is it because it connects via...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on May 10, 2006 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Fifth Element" will be on Blu-ray May 23. It's a... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
"Fifth Element" will be on Blu-ray May 23. It's a Sony movie so don't expect to see it on HD DVD soon. :wink:

Looking ahead, I would bet we'll start seeing same-day releases of HD and standard-def...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Apr 19, 2006 at 06:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be fair, "Phantom" IS all about the visuals... 5,959 Views / 272 Replies  
To be fair, "Phantom" IS all about the visuals and music, so it's not a bad disc to show off the technology. Assuming, of course, that it's a good transfer. And the first DVDs weren't exactly...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Apr 19, 2006 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry if someone else has already mentioned this,... 19,858 Views / 397 Replies  
Sorry if someone else has already mentioned this, but...it's 1993 all over again!

http://homepage.mac.com/johneue/apple_powermac_6100.gif

Anyone else remember this little beauty? It ran System...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Apr 5, 2006 at 01:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I've been getting the show on Universal HD... 217,034 Views / 4,986 Replies  
I've been getting the show on Universal HD (http://www.universalhd.com) since Comcast added it to our service just before the Olympics. (Comcast, you rock!) The episodes are several weeks behind,...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Mar 11, 2006 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course it's true. And I have it posted on my... 3,311 Views / 151 Replies  
Of course it's true. And I have it posted on my office door as well. :P
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Feb 15, 2006 at 10:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Coming to DVD next week... ... 3,311 Views / 151 Replies  
Coming to DVD next week...

http://homepage.mac.com/johneue/action.jpg
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Feb 15, 2006 at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The first G5 iMacs had only single-layer drive.... 1,374 Views / 18 Replies  
The first G5 iMacs had only single-layer drive. Dual-layer SuperDrives came with rev. B (1.8 and 2.0GHz).

Just to confuse you further, Apple sells the 20-inch rev. B machines refurbished for...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jan 13, 2006 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
Conroe. 64-bit and shipping mid-year. 933 Views / 30 Replies  
Conroe. 64-bit and shipping mid-year.
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jan 13, 2006 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Merom, the next-generation chip from Intel due... 933 Views / 30 Replies  
Merom, the next-generation chip from Intel due later this year, is 64-bit. It's clocked higher and supports a faster bus than the Yonah Apple is using now as well, and I THINK it's even better on...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jan 12, 2006 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The new version of iMovie that Apple introduced... 1,059 Views / 38 Replies  
The new version of iMovie that Apple introduced today still requires FireWire for importing video from a DV cam. The new machines also require FireWire for Setup Assistant. I don't think FireWire...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jan 10, 2006 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Didn't the very last G4 iMacs - the 1.25GHz 17... 3,745 Views / 24 Replies  
Didn't the very last G4 iMacs - the 1.25GHz 17 and the 1GHz 15 - have USB 2.0? I'm pretty sure that was added to the revised motherboard that also supported 333Mhz DDR RAM. If your iMac is one of...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Dec 22, 2005 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I bought a 32-inch Sharp Aquos LCD for my bedroom... 747 Views / 38 Replies  
I bought a 32-inch Sharp Aquos LCD for my bedroom this year. I've had a Toshiba high-def rear-projection set for three years.
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Dec 20, 2005 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You mean Lucifer? :confused: ... 217,034 Views / 4,986 Replies  
You mean Lucifer? :confused:

http://homepage.mac.com/johneue/lucifer.jpg

By your command.
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Oct 3, 2005 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can also get an upconverting DVD player that... 1,183 Views / 48 Replies  
You can also get an upconverting DVD player that pumps your DVD signal to 720p/1080i. I recently got one of these and, while it's not true HD, it does really make a difference. I set up a new...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jul 20, 2005 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My new 20-inch arrived yesterday. Sorry, Eug: no... 21,185 Views / 205 Replies  
My new 20-inch arrived yesterday. Sorry, Eug: no stuck pixels. ;) However, I was sure I had a bigger problem when the setup assistant hung up twice when transferring files from my Cube. It would...
Posted by BrunoBruin, on Jun 22, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
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