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New UI? What does this mean? This is quite... 8,515 Views / 101 Replies  
New UI? What does this mean? This is quite possibly the most generic statement one could make.

Um, no. There will not be a funamental overhaul of the UI. Ain't happening. No better way to...
Posted by riverfreak, on Aug 9, 2006 at 12:05 PM, in macOS
Sorry, that does suck. But computers aren't... 1,828 Views / 28 Replies  
Sorry, that does suck. But computers aren't investments, they are commodities.

I have a collection of computers that once cost thousands of dollars each (much more expensive than current machines...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 11, 2006 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
More precisely, I should say that I understand... 7,885 Views / 489 Replies  
More precisely, I should say that I understand the data you present to be true and factual. The substance of this thread isn't really a discussion about viewpoints.
Posted by riverfreak, on Aug 20, 2005 at 10:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gotcha. I actually read most of your other posts... 7,885 Views / 489 Replies  
Gotcha. I actually read most of your other posts in this thread so I know -- and agree with -- your viewpoint. I just happened to quote you since it was another mention of the Civic.

When I got...
Posted by riverfreak, on Aug 20, 2005 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, enough with the Civic bashing already! ... 7,885 Views / 489 Replies  
Hey, enough with the Civic bashing already!

I have a '93 civic that still gets over 30 MPG highway (and this is with bikes and kayaks on the roof!). It continues to run like a champ despite...
Posted by riverfreak, on Aug 20, 2005 at 09:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Until they get run over by a bulldozer in the... 1,007 Views / 20 Replies  
Until they get run over by a bulldozer in the town dump and start leaching into the groundwater :thumbsdow
Posted by riverfreak, on Jul 24, 2005 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why are batteries supposed to last longer than 2... 1,007 Views / 20 Replies  
Why are batteries supposed to last longer than 2 1/2 years? The life of a battery is highly dependent on how it's used of course. It's a consumable item, and as such -- understandably -- is not...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jul 24, 2005 at 11:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could always SSH in, or use VNC or Remote... 2,074 Views / 36 Replies  
You could always SSH in, or use VNC or Remote Desktop if you wanted to use the GUI. Ah, but I suppose it would be difficult since those services are not enabled or even installed by default!
Posted by riverfreak, on Jul 13, 2005 at 01:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Slightly off topic, but I'm curious about the... 1,544 Views / 11 Replies  
Slightly off topic, but I'm curious about the latches on the AL. I have a friend who has an early addition AL PB and the latch basically does not stay closed. Is this a) a known issue and b) has it...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 6, 2005 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, I think you are absolutely right. There is... 4,030 Views / 89 Replies  
Yep, I think you are absolutely right. There is much more attention on iTunes now. I'm sure the level of paranoia is rather high in terms of adding features.
Posted by riverfreak, on Apr 7, 2005 at 12:14 AM, in Applications
I'd liek to see heirarchical playlists, the... 4,030 Views / 89 Replies  
I'd liek to see heirarchical playlists, the ability to support more than one library, and enhanced speed. I get the SBOD constantly with my library.

Why more than one library? When I rip a CD, I...
Posted by riverfreak, on Apr 7, 2005 at 12:12 AM, in Applications
iTunes 5 - will it ever happen? 4,030 Views / 89 Replies  
Will iTunes 5 EVER be released or will we continue to asymptotically approach 5.0 with snivelling releases that plug DRM workarounds?

Google iTunes 5. You'll find tons of discussion - all dating...
Posted by riverfreak, on Apr 4, 2005 at 05:22 PM, in Applications
Thanks! This is a great tip. The price of those... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks! This is a great tip. The price of those Monster cables was freaking me out.
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 28, 2005 at 01:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Max supported external resolution: titanium? 312 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anybody know offhand what the max supported resolution is for external monitors for a Titanium (1 Ghz) Powerbook?

I'm considering a 1920 x 1080 LCD TV and am wondering if the powerbook will...
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 25, 2005 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: External Display for Powerbook and PS2 572 Views / 5 Replies  
You can connect your PowerBook to virtually any modern LCD / LCD-TV via a DVI connection.

Don't know much about the PSP.
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 25, 2005 at 10:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't believe this is standard iPod behavior. ... 747 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't believe this is standard iPod behavior. Try it out. Standard iPods will not do this. At least not my 5GB or 20GB... All I know is that I'm not going to try and update my Shuffle the...
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 22, 2005 at 01:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Re: Supremely annoying shuffle behavior. 747 Views / 6 Replies  
USB 1.1 and the shuffle SUCKS! Sorry, just spoiled by firewire on my old iPod.
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 21, 2005 at 12:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Supremely annoying shuffle behavior. 747 Views / 6 Replies  
Let's say you maintain your music library on an external drive. Let's say also, that one time you forget to plug your drive in. Plug in your shuffle. It tries to update and songs that the songs...
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 21, 2005 at 11:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hmm.. Thanks for the response. I'm sure there... 465 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmm.. Thanks for the response. I'm sure there is some relationship of RAM / HD speed / heat / energy use. The various tradeoffs probably balance to negligible differences in battery performance.
...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 31, 2005 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
RAM and battery life? 465 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey-O -

Well, I'm finally thinking of upgrading my 27 month-old Ti 1 GHz to one of the new Al powerbook configurations.

For me, the major issue is being able to support 2 GB of RAM (yes, I...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 31, 2005 at 04:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I made the horrible mistake of ordering from... 6,032 Views / 52 Replies  
I made the horrible mistake of ordering from MacMall on the 1/12 to tap into the free speakers deal that they are offering.

At that time, they were estimating shipping in 5-7 days. Just rec'd an...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 29, 2005 at 04:32 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Like, totally. LOL. 1,317 Views / 19 Replies  
Like, totally. LOL.
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 25, 2005 at 01:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Users shouldn't have to know what they should and... 1,066 Views / 16 Replies  
Users shouldn't have to know what they should and should not do. If the updater doesn't prevent you from doing other tasks, then it must be okay to continue working.
Posted by riverfreak, on Nov 12, 2004 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have a first generation 5GB purchased the day... 802 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a first generation 5GB purchased the day they were announced, rec'd sometime in October 2001. That's been passed on to my pops.

I now have a 20GB 2nd generation purchased from the show...
Posted by riverfreak, on Oct 28, 2004 at 09:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey Senon - I have a 1 GHz Titanium, 60GB... 2,729 Views / 48 Replies  
Hey Senon -

I have a 1 GHz Titanium, 60GB drive, 1 GB RAM. This is the bare minimum. The processor is sufficiently fast for most jobs - I do test runs of pipelines on the laptop but farm out...
Posted by riverfreak, on Oct 7, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use mine predominantly for comparative genomics... 2,729 Views / 48 Replies  
I use mine predominantly for comparative genomics research and developing information management systems for genome projects.

writing papers: LaTex, Word, Endnote

analysis: r, blat, blast,...
Posted by riverfreak, on Oct 5, 2004 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, do any of the (affordable) scanners ship... 746 Views / 12 Replies  
Yeah, do any of the (affordable) scanners ship with firewire now?
Posted by riverfreak, on Aug 25, 2004 at 06:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, here's a 1.5 year old Ti, 1GHZ: ... 40,057 Views / 290 Replies  
Well, here's a 1.5 year old Ti, 1GHZ:

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=2708,"Amperage"=2,"Current"=2682,"Voltage"=16725

The slow drain has begun.
Posted by riverfreak, on Jul 15, 2004 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wouldn't say that the hinges are particularly... 1,041 Views / 22 Replies  
I wouldn't say that the hinges are particularly fragile. I use and abuse my Ti, carry it with me everywhere, use it 10-15 hours a day. It's true that the hinges broke (in my case, both of them at...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 16, 2004 at 01:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bummer. Samething happened to me. Fortunately,... 1,041 Views / 22 Replies  
Bummer. Samething happened to me. Fortunately, I had AppleCare. They ended up replacing the entire LCD. I think they had to, because the screen itself became bent from the force of the hinge...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 15, 2004 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Apple says no G5 PowerBook in 2004 5,124 Views / 59 Replies  
Keep in mind that Boger is the PowerMac Marketing Manager. He may not be privy to all the technical details of the Powerbook R & D group. On top of that, his statement doesn't seem incredibly...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 14, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook forum is dead ... long live the Powerbook forum! 440 Views / 0 Replies  
Well, with the glum speculation on the G5 front, the powerbook forum seems to have ground to a halt.

Not that there's a paucity of postings, just a paucity of excitement. There's no blood...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 12, 2004 at 03:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Programming, of course, is probably the LEAST... 1,234 Views / 13 Replies  
Programming, of course, is probably the LEAST taxing thing you can do on your mac. And, by the way, writing HTML is not programming.

Still, as a life sciences major, assuming you're on the right...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 12, 2004 at 03:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: anyone who can help me interprate panic.log? 422 Views / 3 Replies  
Here's some help: it's spelled kernel. Just kidding. I meant colonel.

Please post the last 10-20 lines of the log if you want some help.
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 12, 2004 at 03:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm sorry. I know you mean well, but that is... 695 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm sorry. I know you mean well, but that is just lame. This question comes up over and over again. Look people, batteries are consumables. They are cheap. I've been using my powerbook for two...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jun 4, 2004 at 04:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: curves 4,001 Views / 46 Replies  
Wasn't the aluminum powerbook released just to conceal the anemic upgrade to the internals?
Posted by riverfreak, on Mar 16, 2004 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Happened to me, too. It's amazing how nice they... 542 Views / 3 Replies  
Happened to me, too. It's amazing how nice they are when they discover you have AppleCare!

When my hinges cracked (only on one side), it bent the casing of the LCD. They actually replaced the...
Posted by riverfreak, on Feb 9, 2004 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Apple care for Ti PB 1GHz 541 Views / 6 Replies  
You should absolutely get it. Mine is 1.5 years old - and I've already taken advantage of the apple care twice. First, the hinges broke. Apple replaced the entire LCD. Second, my power adaptor...
Posted by riverfreak, on Feb 8, 2004 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, of course you should be backing up. You... 560 Views / 11 Replies  
Well, of course you should be backing up. You wou;dn't want to write (and format) your thesis twice.

Regarding yuor display - bad news. I could be the display connector or even the mother board....
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 30, 2004 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Taking Powerbook to the US 685 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, you will have to take your laptop out of the bag for screening, both travelling to and from (and within) the US.

You could try putting it into a plastic bag. But they security people are...
Posted by riverfreak, on Jan 3, 2004 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Certainly genetics/genomics/molecular biology are... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Certainly genetics/genomics/molecular biology are the fields which will see the greatest change and exposure over the next few years. Think structural genomics. Highthroughput drug discovery and...
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 29, 2003 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the clarification, Spheric. Kinda... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Thanks for the clarification, Spheric. Kinda tired right now. Time for 'nog.
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 22, 2003 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is a very clear example of speciation. These... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
This is a very clear example of speciation. These two independent species are so closely related as to be indistinguishable. However, a SINGLE mutation is what seperates them into two species. ...
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 22, 2003 at 06:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really? I've seen two different species that are... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Really? I've seen two different species that are morphologically indistinguishable. They can mate but their offspring are sterile. This is due to one single solitary mutation - which can be...
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 22, 2003 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Power Mac G6 787 Views / 1 Replies  
Junior's had too much sugar again.
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 22, 2003 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow! It took 3 pages of this thread until... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Wow! It took 3 pages of this thread until someone finally brought up the meaning of scientific theory - generally a conceptual framework based on scientific laws.
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 22, 2003 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fireside - What's wrong with my dating... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Fireside -

What's wrong with my dating methods? Should I play hard-to-get? Maybe I should try to pick somebody from a higher socio-economic class? I'm sick of having to pay for everything.
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 21, 2003 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, and finally, Scientist - You completely... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Oh, and finally, Scientist -

You completely did the right thing getting rid of her. People certainly are entitled to their beliefs - but to be so soft-headed! Yikes! How could you ever respect...
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 21, 2003 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ebuddy - yep, my head is stuck under the... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
ebuddy -
yep, my head is stuck under the riverbed. Better there than in the midwest! But I digress.

1) Creation Science is neither. It is a misnomer designed to equate science and religon,...
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 21, 2003 at 10:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well said, zigzag, you beat me to it. The true... 39,253 Views / 1,085 Replies  
Well said, zigzag, you beat me to it. The true beauty of "creation-science" is that it doesn't hold itself to the same methodology it attacks.
Posted by riverfreak, on Dec 21, 2003 at 07:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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