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:lol: I wish I had time for any games... ... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
:lol:

I wish I had time for any games... As long as I have weather and the NYTimes, I am all set..
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 10, 2009 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The past two days I have not drained the battery.... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
The past two days I have not drained the battery. Recharge overnight. Music, email, texting and light surfing.. It is low by the end of the day, but not empty. 4-6 apps routinely open..
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 10, 2009 at 07:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to lay all the cards on the table, I have... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
Just to lay all the cards on the table, I have never had At&t so I have no preconceived notions or opinions of their service.

Sprint has not been bad for me personally, but I am really close to...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 9, 2009 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
starman Today, 10:47 AM You can't fix... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
starman

Today, 10:47 AM
You can't fix the build of the device with software.

I am satisfied with the build of the device. I am not a fan boy and will be the first one to bash the crap...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with much of what is being said here. ... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
I agree with much of what is being said here. However, the device itself is very stable and also very usable when compared to the Iphone. The 99 dollars Iphone though is going to eat away at the...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 9, 2009 at 11:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Screen seems clean on mine, but I have seen the... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
Screen seems clean on mine, but I have seen the photos and it looks like some folks are definitely having issues.

Battery is making it through the day, but barely. I made some changes in hopes of...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 8, 2009 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Backlit keyboard is pretty cool. 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
Backlit keyboard is pretty cool.
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 7, 2009 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It does attract finger prints, but no more so... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
It does attract finger prints, but no more so than my touch. I just wiped down the back hard and it appears to be scuff free so far, so it seems pretty robust. We'll see what it looks like in a...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 7, 2009 at 03:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The slider appears very solid. It feels spring... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
The slider appears very solid. It feels spring loaded, but I don't know that for sure... There are some breakdown pics on the net right now and I am interested in seeing the internals.

They did...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 7, 2009 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.josefstuartphotography.com/images/Pre/I... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
http://www.josefstuartphotography.com/images/Pre/IMG_4207.jpg

http://www.josefstuartphotography.com/images/Pre/IMG_4215.jpg

It's not that sharp.. people have mentioned it is too sharp..
...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 7, 2009 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I am sure I will be the minority, but I have gone... 464 Views / 5 Replies  
I am sure I will be the minority, but I have gone hiking and camping by myself on multiple occasions. Preparation is the key. I double and triple check all my gear against a master and a "regional"...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 6, 2009 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thought I would chime in.. Picked up mine this... 3,481 Views / 167 Replies  
Thought I would chime in.. Picked up mine this morning.

The good.

Screen is beautiful

UI is butter smooth and multitasks well

Synch with Itunes works
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 6, 2009 at 11:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The apple support forums are currently down, but... 810 Views / 8 Replies  
The apple support forums are currently down, but this issue w/ 5.7 is affecting more than just you. More than 1 or 2 people are having their machines either bricked or booting w/ no display. Seems...
Posted by powerbook867, on May 13, 2009 at 05:13 PM, in Mac OS X
http://io9.com/5138366/outlander-is-a-damn-fine-al... 699 Views / 11 Replies  
http://io9.com/5138366/outlander-is-a-damn-fine-alien-smackdown

Another good review. This needs to get a nation wide release... Grrr.. I need some cheesy sci-fi stat!
Posted by powerbook867, on Jan 23, 2009 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm going to hell because I laughed.. wow. ... 223,054 Views / 4,986 Replies  
I'm going to hell because I laughed.. wow. Worst placement of an ad... ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW2_2ihIuzI
Posted by powerbook867, on Jan 19, 2009 at 03:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, and good riddance. Poorly managed, terrible... 1,235 Views / 54 Replies  
Oh, and good riddance. Poorly managed, terrible customer service and mediocre pricing. Survival of the fittest...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, in KC both the CC's closed and the... 1,235 Views / 54 Replies  
Yeah, in KC both the CC's closed and the liquidation folks raised all the prices to MSRP and then set the clearance price.. which ended up being no cheaper than Newegg, Amazon, etc.. in most cases. ...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Vikings, check. Aliens, check. Dragons... check! Outlander trailer! 699 Views / 11 Replies  
Vikings and aliens.. Together!

I love B movies! :thumbsup:

http://s.moviesmovies.ign.com/movies/video/article/945/945315/outlander_trlr1_011509_qthighwide.mov
Posted by powerbook867, on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It is a beautiful looking machine and while the... 4,807 Views / 126 Replies  
It is a beautiful looking machine and while the specs are nice, I don't understand why the top of the heep machine doesn't have a Quad core processor in it. I know there are only a handful of...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jan 7, 2009 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Snow, that really sucks. I accumulated a nest... 2,425 Views / 110 Replies  
Snow, that really sucks. I accumulated a nest egg when I saw the economy start turning downward and also had a firesale... Given your situation, I am assuming that you are at a minimum collecting...
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 20, 2008 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That would be pure awesomeness in my alumibook.. ... 480 Views / 4 Replies  
That would be pure awesomeness in my alumibook.. but I am guessing it wouldn't fit.

Someone will be selling these in a couple of months and you Pro guys are LUCKY. :p
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 19, 2008 at 05:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Back to topic. The 10 other professionals I know... 2,425 Views / 110 Replies  
Back to topic. The 10 other professionals I know that have been laid off in the past 2 months or so are all still trying to find work. Highly educated, experienced and willing to take pay cuts if...
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorta looking forward to Salvation, but I am... 3,397 Views / 130 Replies  
Sorta looking forward to Salvation, but I am hesitant to say "Hooooo RAH!" just yet.. ;)

I am a huge Alien/Aliens/Alien3 junky... 2 changed the genre of the series significantly (which I still...
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I got laid off the 12th of November very... 2,425 Views / 110 Replies  
I got laid off the 12th of November very unexpectedly from my IT consulting position (along w/ about 8 other engineers).

I was extremely lucky and started a new position on the 8th of December as...
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 18, 2008 at 10:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have not performed the update yet, but my new... 243 Views / 8 Replies  
I have not performed the update yet, but my new Macbook does act similarly from time to time when I have an external display hooked up. Normally unplugging the display and plugging it back in works,...
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 14, 2008 at 01:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Received my Mamba pack on Tuesday and it is very... 426,532 Views / 1,150 Replies  
Received my Mamba pack on Tuesday and it is very nice. A little pricey, but holds all my work gear and is fairly compact. My macbook fits snug and the numerous pockets are great for organizing my...
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 12, 2008 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good to hear. Does anyone dual boot and... 925 Views / 19 Replies  
Good to hear.

Does anyone dual boot and does the EFI update change anything? I use refit currently..
Posted by powerbook867, on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Airshow pics from a couple of weeks back.. ... 74,969 Views / 1,716 Replies  
Airshow pics from a couple of weeks back..

http://www.josefstuartphotography.com/08_airshow/IMG_1228.jpg

http://www.josefstuartphotography.com/08_airshow/IMG_1707.jpg
...
Posted by powerbook867, on Sep 11, 2008 at 07:26 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I am in Kansas City. They had 8Gb all colors in... 1,917 Views / 44 Replies  
I am in Kansas City. They had 8Gb all colors in stock and some 16Gb, but I didn't ask.. (I don't carry my whole library with me). Was going to get an orange, but it looked more rust colored when I...
Posted by powerbook867, on Sep 10, 2008 at 02:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Picked up a red one over lunch and it is very... 1,917 Views / 44 Replies  
Picked up a red one over lunch and it is very nice. Super thin, large display, very responsive. No idea on sound quality since my mac is at home, but I'll sync it up this evening,

10/10 in my...
Posted by powerbook867, on Sep 10, 2008 at 01:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
To answer my own question, they do. I am... 1,917 Views / 44 Replies  
To answer my own question, they do. I am stopping by and picking one up over lunch... :thumbsup:
Posted by powerbook867, on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:13 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So do Apple retail stores have these bad boys in... 1,917 Views / 44 Replies  
So do Apple retail stores have these bad boys in stock? Just curious if any one has bought one yet..
Posted by powerbook867, on Sep 10, 2008 at 10:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I am getting rid of my Touch and going with a... 1,917 Views / 44 Replies  
I am getting rid of my Touch and going with a Nano. Tired of driving and not being able to change songs easily.. Nice refresh.
Posted by powerbook867, on Sep 10, 2008 at 08:14 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Soylent orange is nemo. 3,111 Views / 196 Replies  
Soylent orange is nemo.
Posted by powerbook867, on Aug 18, 2008 at 09:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gnome is pretty freakin clean. All system... 1,905 Views / 215 Replies  
Gnome is pretty freakin clean. All system settings and management are controlled through the GUI and there are very few reasons why you would have to open a terminal window unless you wanted to.
...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 26, 2008 at 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No leg pulling, I promise. :D ... 1,905 Views / 215 Replies  
No leg pulling, I promise. :D

http://sudan.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?p=5357619

The recompile definitely makes me nervous, but if I blow it up, I'll restore it from a backup image.

I...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 26, 2008 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That is still still valid in some instances... 1,905 Views / 215 Replies  
That is still still valid in some instances Chuckit, but with any other OS outside of OS X, it is a possibility. Yeah, in linux, you might have to hit the command line to get it to go initially, but...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 26, 2008 at 11:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know Mastrap.. It is getting... 1,905 Views / 215 Replies  
I don't know Mastrap.. It is getting significantly better. I have Ubuntu running on a new Thinkpad w/ 4 Gb of ram, VMWare server for my Windows work running XP and Samba running so that I can map a...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 25, 2008 at 06:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'll probably chance it. I want something... 178,996 Views / 198 Replies  
Well, I'll probably chance it. I want something with some horsepower, can take 4 Gb of ram and bump the hard drive to 320 Gb so I can store ISO's and run Fusion for work. I'll roll the dice and...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 12, 2008 at 07:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is this issue going on with the 08's as well? I... 178,996 Views / 198 Replies  
Is this issue going on with the 08's as well? I was getting ready to buy a new one this week and now am a little hesitant...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 12, 2008 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
How does it compare to Fusion? Can anyone give... 987 Views / 8 Replies  
How does it compare to Fusion? Can anyone give some feedback who have used both?
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 11, 2008 at 08:20 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
When can you drop off the A/V project at my... 2,520 Views / 105 Replies  
When can you drop off the A/V project at my house? :D

Great work all around.
Posted by powerbook867, on Jul 11, 2008 at 07:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It really does matter where you live (and your... 776 Views / 31 Replies  
It really does matter where you live (and your willingness to relo where the jobs are)

I was living in Upstate NY for 8 years and struggled constantly to make ends meet for the family because the...
Posted by powerbook867, on Jun 26, 2008 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that he has to be at the bottom of the... 8,120 Views / 115 Replies  
I think that he has to be at the bottom of the bucket...
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 12, 2008 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now that might be a dude... /|\ eek 3,731,315 Views / 4,274 Replies  
Now that might be a dude... /|\ eek
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 12, 2008 at 06:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have come upon some hard times and feel that a... 5,203 Views / 180 Replies  
I have come upon some hard times and feel that a bigger house would make me happy. After consulting a Nigerian attorney through the internet (after paypalling him some cash), he assures me that...
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 12, 2008 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks Erik. First solid laugh of the day.. :) 8,120 Views / 115 Replies  
Thanks Erik. First solid laugh of the day.. :)
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 9, 2008 at 07:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: WOW! :eek: 729.. ouch Would the idea be... 208,583 Views / 8,311 Replies  
WOW! :eek: 729.. ouch

Would the idea be selling a kidney? ;)
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 6, 2008 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
These are the same GM folks that brought us the... 827 Views / 16 Replies  
These are the same GM folks that brought us the GTO I believe... not a confidence builder IMHO in terms of reliability, but the GM's have been doing better in that department for a while now.
...
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 6, 2008 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use both for every picture I take. Layers... 576 Views / 12 Replies  
I use both for every picture I take.

Layers are a requirement and clone brush is something that I could never live with out...
Posted by powerbook867, on Apr 4, 2008 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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