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Bad choice of words. Patents are not "won". They... 500 Views / 7 Replies  
Bad choice of words. Patents are not "won". They are applied for an either granted or not. There is no competition.
Posted by chabig, on Jan 22, 2013 at 02:44 PM, in Tech News
Yeah. I regret saying that. 3,776 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah. I regret saying that.
Posted by chabig, on Dec 12, 2012 at 05:21 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So you purchased an item, opened it, used it, and... 3,776 Views / 6 Replies  
So you purchased an item, opened it, used it, and then returned it? No class.
Posted by chabig, on Dec 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-1... 1,633 Views / 31 Replies  
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
Posted by chabig, on Nov 21, 2012 at 01:07 PM, in Mac News
View > Show Status Bar 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
View > Show Status Bar
Posted by chabig, on Sep 9, 2012 at 07:27 PM, in Mac OS X
That's interesting. I wasn't aware it would do... 735 Views / 11 Replies  
That's interesting. I wasn't aware it would do that. Anyway, this article says it's graphics memory:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20013398-263.html

And that's what was concluded in this...
Posted by chabig, on Aug 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you mean "smooth" sales? 11,785 Views / 478 Replies  
Do you mean "smooth" sales?
Posted by chabig, on Aug 18, 2012 at 06:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Show us a picture of where you're seeing the... 735 Views / 11 Replies  
Show us a picture of where you're seeing the 3.88GB. That will help a lot.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 18, 2012 at 05:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
While I think Apple has a strong case, there is... 430 Views / 24 Replies  
While I think Apple has a strong case, there is always risk when taking a case to trial. It could go either way and we won't know until it's over.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 14, 2012 at 05:01 PM, in Tech News
I hope the jury rules in Apple's favor. Maybe... 430 Views / 24 Replies  
I hope the jury rules in Apple's favor. Maybe then Samsung can try innovating.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 14, 2012 at 03:46 PM, in Tech News
Yes. It's a pretty safe bet that the blogoshere... 430 Views / 24 Replies  
Yes. It's a pretty safe bet that the blogoshere will declare the next iPhone "disappointing" too. Consumers won't listen.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 14, 2012 at 03:45 PM, in Tech News
People say this works:... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
People say this works: https://github.com/davekeck/DisableExtremeScrollAcceleration
Posted by chabig, on Aug 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM, in Mac OS X
The Onion - America's Finest News Source. It says... 1,383 Views / 117 Replies  
The Onion - America's Finest News Source. It says so right in their logo.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 12, 2012 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm so glad you're willing to blame Obama for his... 1,383 Views / 117 Replies  
I'm so glad you're willing to blame Obama for his loss. After election day, I expect most Democrats will be looking to place blame elsewhere.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 12, 2012 at 07:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is even more scary: Obama ad says Romney... 1,383 Views / 117 Replies  
This is even more scary: Obama ad says Romney murdered JonBenet Ramsey. (http://www.theonion.com/articles/romney-murdered-jonbenet-ramsey-new-obama-campaign,29114/)
Posted by chabig, on Aug 12, 2012 at 02:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, they won't let you build your own... 286 Views / 4 Replies  
Actually, they won't let you build your own engine. They'll do the design work in house, but give it away for free and call it "open".
Posted by chabig, on Aug 7, 2012 at 02:58 AM, in Mac OS X
Damn. I'm still using GF-3. I can't believe ILSAC... 286 Views / 4 Replies  
Damn. I'm still using GF-3. I can't believe ILSAC obsoleted it. Those money-grubbing bastards and their walled garden approach to forced upgrades. I guess my only recourse is to throw everything away...
Posted by chabig, on Aug 6, 2012 at 08:47 PM, in Mac OS X
I think we are going to get video of the descent... 450 Views / 24 Replies  
I think we are going to get video of the descent and landing. It'll just take a few days for the file to be transmitted back to Earth. Stay tuned.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 6, 2012 at 03:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I did test this, and the arrow displayed on the... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
I did test this, and the arrow displayed on the Mac and PC.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 6, 2012 at 01:25 PM, in Mac OS X
That's correct. Cmd-shift-delete is a shortcut... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
That's correct. Cmd-shift-delete is a shortcut for the Delete button:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/913089/Delete.png

If you're trying to revert an existing document, the Revert button is the...
Posted by chabig, on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:57 AM, in Mac OS X
It's cmd-shift-delete -- the same shortcut as... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
It's cmd-shift-delete -- the same shortcut as Finder > Empty Trash
Posted by chabig, on Aug 5, 2012 at 05:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Then you Share the calendar (File > Share... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
Then you Share the calendar (File > Share Calendar). They'll see your live calendar with changes as you make them.
Posted by chabig, on Aug 5, 2012 at 02:54 PM, in Mac OS X
I do heavy drag and drop editing in Preview and... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
I do heavy drag and drop editing in Preview and it doesn't crash for me.

As for auto-save, you don't have to make a duplicate before editing, or else. If you decide to discard the edits you've...
Posted by chabig, on Aug 4, 2012 at 02:57 PM, in Mac OS X
The easiest way to share your documents with... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
The easiest way to share your documents with friends is to email it to them. Drag and drop to an email message. iCloud is meant as personal storage. With DropBox you could put files into your public...
Posted by chabig, on Aug 4, 2012 at 02:55 PM, in Mac OS X
I could not duplicate any weirdness either. ... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
I could not duplicate any weirdness either.

How much text are you pasting? Is it enough that auto-save would take some time to do its work? Is it saving to a network, or a nearly full hard disk?...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 30, 2012 at 08:40 AM, in Mac OS X
As was yours. :) 772 Views / 22 Replies  
As was yours. :)
Posted by chabig, on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Now, if you're just going to jump on here and... 772 Views / 22 Replies  
Now, if you're just going to jump on here and attack me, troll. Buzz off. Go away. Don't bother posting. This is my opinion. We don't need a bunch of jerk offs saying the same old, "The world is...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 29, 2012 at 02:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think there is a resemblance at all.... 537 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't think there is a resemblance at all. Different shape. Different configuration. And of course--all those buttons!
Posted by chabig, on Jul 27, 2012 at 09:45 AM, in Tech News
I have CS3 and it seems to be working fine on... 3,399 Views / 8 Replies  
I have CS3 and it seems to be working fine on Mountain Lion.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 26, 2012 at 06:01 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
It is probably just you. I've never seen or heard... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
It is probably just you. I've never seen or heard of that behavior on other machines. I would suggest deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.spaces.plist.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 26, 2012 at 04:36 AM, in Mac OS X
If you'd read up on it before now, you'd know why... 8,117 Views / 330 Replies  
If you'd read up on it before now, you'd know why it is that way.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 25, 2012 at 02:20 PM, in Mac OS X
But why should society be allowed to decide what... 2,721 Views / 203 Replies  
But why should society be allowed to decide what we "need" or "require"? Does anyone "need" more than 300 horsepower in their car? Does anyone "need" a boat or a motorcycle? (Think how many lives we...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have no problem with full screen mode---I don't... 11,785 Views / 478 Replies  
I have no problem with full screen mode---I don't use it on my 27" Cinema Display, but sometimes it's useful on my 13" MacBook Pro. It's completely up to each individual whether to use it or not. And...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
That's what the purpose of the injunction is--to... 384 Views / 3 Replies  
That's what the purpose of the injunction is--to prohibit the sale of an infringing product.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 15, 2012 at 09:36 AM, in Tech News
If third parties were allowed to continue selling... 384 Views / 3 Replies  
If third parties were allowed to continue selling injuncted products, any company facing an imminent injunction could sell their inventory to third parties, who would continue to sell the devices...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 14, 2012 at 07:22 AM, in Tech News
I really doubt this. Apple, I think, would prefer... 422 Views / 12 Replies  
I really doubt this. Apple, I think, would prefer not to be a service business. It's low margin.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 13, 2012 at 05:27 AM, in Mac News
I'm not sure whether I should align the magnetic... 731 Views / 20 Replies  
I'm not sure whether I should align the magnetic poles of my hard drive parallel or perpendicular to the Earth's field. Will one orientation cause my hard drive to wear out faster?
Posted by chabig, on Jul 8, 2012 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To answer the question...of course it affects... 527 Views / 5 Replies  
To answer the question...of course it affects battery life, because the processor and graphics chip have to keep moving data all of the time.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 8, 2012 at 02:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
One thing you can do to "prepare" for Mountain... 3,658 Views / 50 Replies  
One thing you can do to "prepare" for Mountain Lion if you use a trackpad is to install Scroll Reverser (http://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/) on your Snow Leopard and get used to the natural...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 7, 2012 at 08:00 AM, in Mac OS X
I've been using Lion since about a month after it... 3,658 Views / 50 Replies  
I've been using Lion since about a month after it was released, and I've been a Mac user since 1985. I really like Lion, and I don't feel as though Apple is forcing anything on me. Except for...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 7, 2012 at 06:20 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm on the fence about a 7 inch iPad unless Apple... 11,785 Views / 478 Replies  
I'm on the fence about a 7 inch iPad unless Apple modifies the UI with iOS 6. Steve said they were no good unless people sanded their fingertips down to points because the UI is too small. He never...
Posted by chabig, on Jul 5, 2012 at 08:15 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Washkow, you may have installed a Safari... 568 Views / 5 Replies  
Washkow, you may have installed a Safari Extension that enables the behavior you don't like. Check Safari Preferences > Extensions.
Posted by chabig, on Jul 4, 2012 at 10:24 AM, in Applications
What do you mean by "cut corners"? A refurb has... 3,049 Views / 129 Replies  
What do you mean by "cut corners"? A refurb has the same components and specs as a new machine, and the corners have the same shape. ;)
Posted by chabig, on Jul 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
First, stop worrying about memory. The engineers... 336 Views / 2 Replies  
First, stop worrying about memory. The engineers who wrote the OS know what they're doing better than you do.

Second, see if this help your desktop icon problem:...
Posted by chabig, on Jun 30, 2012 at 01:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Don't jump the gun. Test the alternator, then... 761 Views / 27 Replies  
Don't jump the gun. Test the alternator, then come back and tell us what happened.
Posted by chabig, on Jun 30, 2012 at 01:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A really fun and simple shooting game is to take... 859 Views / 16 Replies  
A really fun and simple shooting game is to take your kids to a range, put up paper targets with scoring rings, and see who can get the best score. Besides having fun, your kids will develop a...
Posted by chabig, on Jun 28, 2012 at 05:29 PM, in iPhone Apps
I do this all of the time, four to five times per... 25,650 Views / 624 Replies  
I do this all of the time, four to five times per week. I never get Preview crashes as a result. When you say "lock up" do you really mean crash?
Posted by chabig, on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM, in Mac OS X
If your MacBook Pro is sitting on a mirror,... 1,530 Views / 95 Replies  
If your MacBook Pro is sitting on a mirror, maybe. Otherwise, you won't see them.
Posted by chabig, on Jun 25, 2012 at 06:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with you. But if you're going to compare... 3,049 Views / 129 Replies  
I agree with you. But if you're going to compare the price of generic RAM to the price of Apple RAM, you have to stick with the same specs. Otherwise, the comparison is no good.
Posted by chabig, on Jun 24, 2012 at 08:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's $95, which isn't $80 and it's not as high... 3,049 Views / 129 Replies  
That's $95, which isn't $80 and it's not as high spec'd as Apple's RAM, since it's only DDR3 1333 instead of DDR3 1600. Newegg does have 16GB of DDR3 1600 RAM for $120.
Posted by chabig, on Jun 24, 2012 at 01:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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