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I've seen this glitch before, usually on older... 640 Views / 6 Replies  
I've seen this glitch before, usually on older macs with basic video cards. Sorry that I can't offer more specific help - I think this has to do with Apple not testing (or not caring about) newer...
Posted by lenox, on Jan 28, 2009 at 02:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Not insulting, as much as it is a testament to... 1,157 Views / 8 Replies  
Not insulting, as much as it is a testament to the Mac's versatility :)

I don't know about you, but I'd be pissed if I moved from an apartment to a mansion, only to realize the mansion didn't...
Posted by lenox, on Jan 28, 2009 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can pick up a usb bluetooth dongle for five... 2,198 Views / 10 Replies  
You can pick up a usb bluetooth dongle for five dollars if you look around enough. Adding custom hardware for a mac pro into an emac is not something you should consider to be possible or easier...
Posted by lenox, on Dec 1, 2008 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
It IS a super creepy game. I'm just also scared... 544 Views / 6 Replies  
It IS a super creepy game. I'm just also scared of getting it to run in XP (I remember it was a total pain in the bum last time I did).
Posted by lenox, on Nov 6, 2008 at 12:19 PM, in Gaming
I would say that there will be less games for... 369 Views / 3 Replies  
I would say that there will be less games for mac, or poorer ports of PC games for mac, as macs can now run Windows.
Posted by lenox, on Oct 24, 2008 at 01:16 PM, in Gaming
The only thing I have left that is FireWire (and... 1,948 Views / 61 Replies  
The only thing I have left that is FireWire (and a recent purchase, at that) is my MOTU UltraLite. An audio interface which I don't plan to sell or replace any time soon.

On my G4 (which had two...
Posted by lenox, on Oct 21, 2008 at 02:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Try playing the dvd on your computer with VLC,... 3,551 Views / 2 Replies  
Try playing the dvd on your computer with VLC, and then taking a screenshot (Apple DVD Player doesn't allow screenshots).
Posted by lenox, on Oct 9, 2008 at 03:26 PM, in GUI Customization
There's no way I'm putting anything called... 444 Views / 2 Replies  
There's no way I'm putting anything called NoobProof on my computer!
Posted by lenox, on Oct 7, 2008 at 03:02 PM, in Applications
It's a fecking youtube video - of course it's... 541 Views / 5 Replies  
It's a fecking youtube video - of course it's blurry. Now please leave the grownups alone! :eek:
Posted by lenox, on Oct 7, 2008 at 02:54 PM, in Applications
If you boot from the installer disc, you will see... 310 Views / 1 Replies  
If you boot from the installer disc, you will see a 'restore from Time Machine backup' option if you go through the menus in the menubar. Oh wait, here we go:
...
Posted by lenox, on Sep 29, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac OS X
The combo updater updates many more files than... 4,653 Views / 29 Replies  
The combo updater updates many more files than the delta one does. This is because it doesn't assume anything about your setup, such as security patches or intermediary updates you may have...
Posted by lenox, on Sep 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM, in Mac OS X
A mini MIGHT cut it but you will be limited by... 1,009 Views / 10 Replies  
A mini MIGHT cut it but you will be limited by integrated graphics and hard drive. Go with a new (or refurbed) iMac; you'll love it for many years.
Posted by lenox, on Sep 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
I tried it - looks like one of those WINE ports? ... 613 Views / 3 Replies  
I tried it - looks like one of those WINE ports? Is this the case? Seemed buggy and unpolished.
Posted by lenox, on Sep 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM, in Gaming
Wasn't Valve founded by ex-Microsoft employees? ... 2,540 Views / 14 Replies  
Wasn't Valve founded by ex-Microsoft employees?

Gabe's arguments about Apple...I wonder if Blizzard shares those sentiments?
Posted by lenox, on Sep 16, 2008 at 10:55 AM, in Gaming
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/... 493 Views / 4 Replies  
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17737

Edit: may be out of date...
Posted by lenox, on Sep 16, 2008 at 09:52 AM, in GUI Customization
Sounds like you want/need some dynamic range... 277 Views / 1 Replies  
Sounds like you want/need some dynamic range compression. You could try playing with your EQ a bit (make sure it's flat or boost the mids, if anything), but unfortunately what most people do (I...
Posted by lenox, on Sep 16, 2008 at 09:31 AM, in Applications
Hmph - last night my graphics card... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
Hmph - last night my graphics card overheated...really disconcerting. I installed smcFanControl and will keep a wary eye on things...
Posted by lenox, on Sep 12, 2008 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
With my old G4 back in the day, usb devices would... 2,021 Views / 13 Replies  
With my old G4 back in the day, usb devices would stay powered even if the G4 was off. This might be what's happening with the fw on your mini.
Posted by lenox, on Sep 8, 2008 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Calibrate it with your eyes and the apple... 1,459 Views / 19 Replies  
Calibrate it with your eyes and the apple calibration utility (advanced mode).
Posted by lenox, on Sep 8, 2008 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
The _other_ glitches are back :( This time,... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
The _other_ glitches are back :(

This time, it was happening with file names for icons. They were rapidly selecting/unselecting and flickering rapidly with white distorted blocks. A very similar...
Posted by lenox, on Sep 3, 2008 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
The dock itself is fine -- think of it just as an... 790 Views / 9 Replies  
The dock itself is fine -- think of it just as an extension cable...without anything docked to it, it's not really 'there'.
Posted by lenox, on Aug 28, 2008 at 01:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hm, no - I don't get that. Does your iMac have... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
Hm, no - I don't get that. Does your iMac have the nvidia gpu in it?
Posted by lenox, on Aug 28, 2008 at 12:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
"Normal" though it may be, it is still a bug, and... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
"Normal" though it may be, it is still a bug, and thus many of us will never consider it "normal".

http://letsneverdie.net/fanglers/src/1219879661492.png

Edit: The question is, does EVERYONE...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 27, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think that the "sh!tty TN panels" have... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
I don't think that the "sh!tty TN panels" have anything to do with these problems. These are pixels being delivered by the graphics card, in turn by the software/firmware/whatever :) A panel isn't...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 27, 2008 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Good call - once I calibrated my iMac's monitor... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
Good call - once I calibrated my iMac's monitor ... it became nearly-unnoticeable...but you'd think it can't be that hard for the UI designers to specify a uniform color, you know? Maybe their...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
No.. as for the first problem, it's more like... 744 Views / 15 Replies  
No..
as for the first problem, it's more like the colors don't EXACTLY match properly - no black boxes or anything. As for the second, it's a definite bona fide glitch...very flickery, random...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
alu iMac - graphical glitches 744 Views / 15 Replies  
Just received my 20" 2.66 ghz iMac last night. I haven't gotten a chance to do too much, but I noticed two graphical glitches, and wanted to know if anyone has experienced similar.

The first is...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 27, 2008 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I'm doing a lot of mixing and mastering, so... 2,480 Views / 31 Replies  
Well, I'm doing a lot of mixing and mastering, so I went with some Samson monitors with ribbon tweeters. They sound very detailed but one of them is having an issue that will probably be an...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 25, 2008 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Looks like earlier responses still apply. ... 1,224 Views / 19 Replies  
Looks like earlier responses still apply. Perhaps startup times could be sped up if the makers of the software you use wrote multithreaded startup routines...though I am not sure if the...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Good point about the difference in sockets - I... 4,848 Views / 11 Replies  
Good point about the difference in sockets - I hadn't thought of that. I'm kind of considering the iMac as an interim computer...you know, until apple releases that midtower mac! :(
Posted by lenox, on Aug 21, 2008 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
I heard a certain prediction about an iMac quad... 4,848 Views / 11 Replies  
I heard a certain prediction about an iMac quad core bump in late january. No matter - I ordered a new iMac on friday...the cpu IS upgradeable...technically....
Posted by lenox, on Aug 19, 2008 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
If this is the case, then they should get more... 1,224 Views / 19 Replies  
If this is the case, then they should get more ram. Swap file should hopefully not be used at all, or very minimally.

Think about it: during the launch of a program, the data is loaded from...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 18, 2008 at 04:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, it does sound like hard disk bottlenecks are... 1,224 Views / 19 Replies  
Yes, it does sound like hard disk bottlenecks are at fault here. You have a few options, including faster disks and dedicated RAID hardware. Prepare for some noise!
Posted by lenox, on Aug 18, 2008 at 04:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Yep...with the advent of OS X, my need for linux... 613 Views / 6 Replies  
Yep...with the advent of OS X, my need for linux on the desktop was reduced to nil. Now I just use linux for headless servers.

I'm pretty sure you can tri-boot on a Mac, too, but I have never...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 18, 2008 at 02:32 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Good luck getting itunes video playback on either... 602 Views / 8 Replies  
Good luck getting itunes video playback on either of those machines...my old dual 867mhz G4 struggles with a lot of videos.
Posted by lenox, on Aug 18, 2008 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, congrats on the marriage! I'm sure the... 2,480 Views / 31 Replies  
Well, congrats on the marriage!

I'm sure the 20" will be fine, stats-wise. Some people have desk space to worry about!
Posted by lenox, on Aug 17, 2008 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Terrible thread. Misleading title. If the title... 821 Views / 15 Replies  
Terrible thread. Misleading title. If the title had been 'Vista completely wiped my systep - Worst OS ever?' no one would have clicked because that's common knowledge :)
Posted by lenox, on Aug 15, 2008 at 10:55 AM, in Mac OS X
It's possible that when they replaced the screen... 953 Views / 6 Replies  
It's possible that when they replaced the screen they didn't seat the backlight properly...I'm going to assume it's a long skinny cold cathode fluorescent bulb that needs to be in a very particular...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 15, 2008 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm pretty sure you need to do what Boot Camp... 613 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm pretty sure you need to do what Boot Camp says as it installs special drivers into the windows portion of things...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 14, 2008 at 03:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I want to...but let's just say that tomorrow's... 2,480 Views / 31 Replies  
I want to...but let's just say that tomorrow's the last day that I can use my 25% discount...and this is all that I have saved up. It looks like, aside from a slight speed bump from the 2.66 to the...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 14, 2008 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Also, it's worth noting that SSL certificates are... 3,014 Views / 14 Replies  
Also, it's worth noting that SSL certificates are issued per domain, not IP, so they will freak you out equally with a warning if you DO somehow manage to login to a banking website via IP.

Also,...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 13, 2008 at 01:14 PM, in Applications
Use VLC (http://videolan.org) to play the DVDs. 362 Views / 5 Replies  
Use VLC (http://videolan.org) to play the DVDs.
Posted by lenox, on Aug 12, 2008 at 02:45 PM, in Applications
Is it wrong for me to hope that people with this... 3,014 Views / 14 Replies  
Is it wrong for me to hope that people with this sort of attitude DO get hacked?
Posted by lenox, on Aug 12, 2008 at 02:37 PM, in Applications
Although I think it was poor of Apple to use such... 2,480 Views / 31 Replies  
Although I think it was poor of Apple to use such a cheap LCD in the 20" model, I guess I understand, considering the price point. I am ordering a 20" later this week, and will be using it mostly...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is similar to the 'flagrant speculation'... 353 Views / 4 Replies  
This is similar to the 'flagrant speculation' that's been floating around in my head lately...!

Here's what I think:

Apple will create a general purpose/codec chip to be included in every new...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 12, 2008 at 09:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh MAN! I just noticed how pitiful MY sig... 1,599 Views / 21 Replies  
Oh MAN! I just noticed how pitiful MY sig looks...haha. It's been a while since I have posted here as I haven't had a very 'fresh' mac.
Posted by lenox, on Aug 11, 2008 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Congrats! I'm buying a new 2.66ghz 20" this... 1,599 Views / 21 Replies  
Congrats! I'm buying a new 2.66ghz 20" this friday. Glad that I saved up for it, too (even though in the time it took me to save up, it went from 'beginning of product cycle' to 'middle of product...
Posted by lenox, on Aug 11, 2008 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
I, for one, hope it looks nothing like the G5s. ... 10,445 Views / 132 Replies  
I, for one, hope it looks nothing like the G5s.

I've always felt like the G5 was needlessly huge (and yet, having no space for internal drives) due to the noise/heat fiasco with the MDD G4s. I...
Posted by lenox, on Jul 13, 2006 at 02:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
You....got a new display, right? Is it... 722 Views / 10 Replies  
You....got a new display, right?

Is it possible that the new display is much sharper than the old one? Have you tried using the new computer with the old display and the old computer with the...
Posted by lenox, on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Even if it's not the graphics card, it's worth... 557 Views / 3 Replies  
Even if it's not the graphics card, it's worth upgrading it at this point just to get rid of that slow 32mb card. Chances are it'll fix your problem, too.
Posted by lenox, on May 16, 2006 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
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