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That picture of the melon and Cubeoid's signature... 9,067 Views / 51 Replies  
That picture of the melon and Cubeoid's signature are the two weirdest things I've seen in a forum. Even more amazing is that they're both in the same thread. Melon pic does look gross.

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Posted by pdot, on Jan 6, 2006 at 09:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't forget that they'll be available just in... 30,896 Views / 306 Replies  
Don't forget that they'll be available just in time for the consumer back-to-school buying season. I doubt Apple is banking on institution-wide purchases anyway, especially for their first set of...
Posted by pdot, on Sep 22, 2005 at 06:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree; the latest rumors on new PBs concern... 580 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree; the latest rumors on new PBs concern this week's Apple Expo (Paris?). I'm tempted to buy this week if there are new PBs announced. I'm not sure if I should be rooting for it or not. I just...
Posted by pdot, on Sep 18, 2005 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't have an answer to your question, but I do... 340 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't have an answer to your question, but I do have words of caution. I don't know if this happens or not in Tiger, but in the past in 10.3, whenever I activated FileVault, all the data in my home...
Posted by pdot, on Jul 12, 2005 at 02:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have PowerMac G4/400 and with the exception of... 1,297 Views / 15 Replies  
I have PowerMac G4/400 and with the exception of watching an avi using the current divx codec AND typing in word at the same time, I don't experience the lag you're speaking of. I agree with urrl78's...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 25, 2004 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The difference in screen size is huge. I may be... 759 Views / 5 Replies  
The difference in screen size is huge. I may be getting a 12"PB, if there's a worthy update in January, because I want the portability and plan to have an external monitor attached in the long run....
Posted by pdot, on Dec 25, 2004 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you were willinig to go through the trouble of... 1,540 Views / 30 Replies  
If you were willinig to go through the trouble of defragging and uninstalling apps just to get your computer in tip-top shape, I would suggest you reformat the HD and install a fresh OS. That would...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 21, 2004 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you're going for max ram in a PB, make sure... 598 Views / 8 Replies  
If you're going for max ram in a PB, make sure you find out if the default RAM is removable. Sometimes, Apple permanently attaches RAM to some laptops. I can't remember if they do that with the...
Posted by pdot, on Jul 20, 2004 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple's latest 23" HD display. 1,164 Views / 21 Replies  
Apple's latest 23" HD display.
Posted by pdot, on Jul 20, 2004 at 04:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe the 3D support is no longer there in... 955 Views / 35 Replies  
I believe the 3D support is no longer there in the latest VPC product. It would be too slow to do any good anyway.
Posted by pdot, on Jul 20, 2004 at 04:25 AM, in Applications
It happened a few times in 10.2. I don't remember... 566 Views / 12 Replies  
It happened a few times in 10.2. I don't remember it happening in 10.3. I'm sure that under 10.3.4, it has never happened.
Posted by pdot, on Jul 19, 2004 at 04:57 AM, in Mac OS X
If you really care about mobility and screen... 3,938 Views / 18 Replies  
If you really care about mobility and screen space, then you can get a 12" PB and an ext LCD. A wireless keyboard and mouse will be a great addition. I think this is a great solution for those that...
Posted by pdot, on Jul 16, 2004 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think a duo type subnotebook with an iMac... 5,391 Views / 51 Replies  
I think a duo type subnotebook with an iMac form-factor docking station would make a great college computer. It would reach ultimate status if the graphics card can kick butt or is upgradable....
Posted by pdot, on Jul 10, 2004 at 12:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
World of Warcraft 5,857 Views / 103 Replies  
They're busy with major changes and playing the Warcraft beta.
Posted by pdot, on May 28, 2004 at 09:28 PM, in Applications
Best Buy stinks. I had an order that was... 1,195 Views / 21 Replies  
Best Buy stinks. I had an order that was "shipping" for over a month before it arrived. What was incredibly lame was that I couldn't cancel the order b/c of the "shipping" status. I agree with the...
Posted by pdot, on Apr 21, 2004 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
don't skimp 537 Views / 5 Replies  
If you can afford it and if you plan on use the laptop for at least 4 years, don't skimp on the BTO. A laptop HD is very expensive and the Firewire ones aren't as fast or very mobile. Also, if you...
Posted by pdot, on Apr 21, 2004 at 04:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
DVD Capture 533 Views / 13 Replies  
there's an app called DVD Capture. you can find it on versiontracker.com. images come out as PDFs, but can be easily converted using something like "freePhotoConverter"
Posted by pdot, on Apr 10, 2004 at 04:21 AM, in Mac OS X
The thing that got me sold on Panther was the... 5,011 Views / 56 Replies  
The thing that got me sold on Panther was the improved Finder. I started with a clean install, but even now, which is more than half a year after upgrading, everything is still running faster than in...
Posted by pdot, on Mar 29, 2004 at 04:25 AM, in Mac OS X
I think I read off The Register (I know, it is... 1,635 Views / 47 Replies  
I think I read off The Register (I know, it is The Register) that the 90nm 970FX's are about half the wattage of the ones currently used in the G5 towers. If this is true, then I think a 2 GHz PB...
Posted by pdot, on Feb 14, 2004 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with this immensely. I helped my sister... 9,513 Views / 104 Replies  
I agree with this immensely. I helped my sister build a solid computer for about $450 (sans monitor) a year ago and I am the one who has to troubleshoot everything. The hours I spent on running...
Posted by pdot, on Feb 14, 2004 at 12:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think the main reason is perception of value as... 2,618 Views / 42 Replies  
I think the main reason is perception of value as someone pointed out. This not only includes the lower price point for a machine they think will save them money, but also the free (illegal) software...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 26, 2003 at 12:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So far, I've been using FileVault with no... 551 Views / 2 Replies  
So far, I've been using FileVault with no problems. I accidentally chose to recover lost disk space once but did not lose any data. HOWEVER, whenever I turn on FileVault, my home directory is reset...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 16, 2003 at 03:59 AM, in Mac OS X
No I am not, but I am using iChatter. Sometimes,... 435 Views / 2 Replies  
No I am not, but I am using iChatter. Sometimes, iChatter is the only way I know what the message is b/c the message might be read aloud even if it does not show up.
Posted by pdot, on Dec 14, 2003 at 05:01 AM, in Applications
losing iChat messages 435 Views / 2 Replies  
Sometimes, I would not receive messages sent to me thru iChat. I'd experienced this with iChat and iChat AV. Anyone know how to remedy this? I IM both to Windows and OS X versions of AIM and...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 13, 2003 at 03:42 AM, in Applications
That may be true, but now you're talking about a... 4,501 Views / 10 Replies  
That may be true, but now you're talking about a different group of people; you're talking about people who can write up their own websites. These people are most likely more programming inclined...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 5, 2003 at 04:41 PM, in Applications
You mean real older men use Tex. I don't think... 4,501 Views / 10 Replies  
You mean real older men use Tex. I don't think most of the younger generation have the patience to learn it. It's nice for math intensive work, but the learning curve is so much steeper. It would be...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 5, 2003 at 06:19 AM, in Applications
If you're going to be moving around such large... 1,489 Views / 27 Replies  
If you're going to be moving around such large files, you may want to give OS X or your workspace its on partition. That way, you won't have to worry (not for a long time, anway) about journaling and...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 5, 2003 at 06:08 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't know what PMPO stands for, but these... 633 Views / 12 Replies  
I don't know what PMPO stands for, but these speakers are listed as 1kW. Woah.
Posted by pdot, on Dec 4, 2003 at 10:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't have any experience with the Lyra device... 374 Views / 3 Replies  
I don't have any experience with the Lyra device and I don't know which iMac you have (you have to list your setup details in order for some people to help), so I'll assume they're external "computer...
Posted by pdot, on Dec 4, 2003 at 09:58 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
These are listed as Darwin apps, but I think they... 547 Views / 4 Replies  
These are listed as Darwin apps, but I think they work in X11 as well:
http://darwinports.opendarwin.org/ports/

There's also MacGimp, image software like Photoshop, but you'll have to pay to d/l...
Posted by pdot, on Nov 24, 2003 at 09:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Now you can bookmark those sites and feed it... 1,103 Views / 22 Replies  
Now you can bookmark those sites and feed it cookies for fun...like a zoo, yeah. BTW, the site is in Japanese in case others want to know.
Posted by pdot, on Nov 23, 2003 at 06:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: in no particular order, 1) VLC 2) Mplayer ... 189,037 Views / 550 Replies  
in no particular order,

1) VLC
2) Mplayer
3) Forty-two
4) USB Overdrive
5) Mozilla (would be Safari if it wasn't for the cookies issue)
6) iTunes
Posted by pdot, on Nov 22, 2003 at 06:44 PM, in Applications
HIDDEN window in Mozilla 542 Views / 5 Replies  
I was using Mozilla just now and noticed that when using Exposť, there is a hidden window that I can't get rid of. Is this normal or a serious a security concern? I'm afraid to use it now for serious...
Posted by pdot, on Nov 20, 2003 at 06:10 PM, in Applications
yup, happening to me too. Also, did you hear... 421 Views / 5 Replies  
yup, happening to me too. Also, did you hear about the cookies bug in Safari 1.1?
http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=189426&highlight=safari

I'm going to stop using Safari for now...
Posted by pdot, on Nov 20, 2003 at 04:56 AM, in Applications
Just because developers stop making programs for... 1,090 Views / 21 Replies  
Just because developers stop making programs for OS9 doesn't mean that OS9 machines don't have any more value. That's the beauty of being an Apple user. Even after OS9 came out, OS7 users were still...
Posted by pdot, on Oct 29, 2003 at 06:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Any Classic Improvements in Panther? 1,090 Views / 21 Replies  
I've found a few random posts that says that Classic is better in Panther, but the ones I've read so far has as much validity as "it's much snappier." Any comments with examples or reasons to back up...
Posted by pdot, on Oct 29, 2003 at 08:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Not true. One of my issues of Technology Review... 460 Views / 6 Replies  
Not true. One of my issues of Technology Review from a few months ago lists the R&D spending of top companies and from what I remember, Dell R&D spending was rather high. I think it may have been...
Posted by pdot, on Oct 4, 2003 at 06:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here's the steps I've used so far. In the Live... 2,344 Views / 3 Replies  
Here's the steps I've used so far.
In the Live directory, I typed:

./genMakefiles macosx
make

The "make" command ran through and I assumed this built the code.
Then, I went into the...
Posted by pdot, on Oct 3, 2003 at 01:22 AM, in Mac OS X
HELP with openRTSP 2,344 Views / 3 Replies  
I've been trying to get openRTSP to work, but due to my lack of knowledge on installing command line stuff, I keep getting a "command not found" message.

openRTSP can be found here:...
Posted by pdot, on Oct 2, 2003 at 05:01 PM, in Mac OS X
openRTSP 441 Views / 1 Replies  
I've been trying to get openRTSP to work, but due to my lack of knowledge on installing command line stuff, I keep getting a "command not found" message.

openRTSP can be found here:...
Posted by pdot, on Oct 1, 2003 at 08:56 PM, in Applications
I think the original poster is taking the .25GHz ... 611 Views / 3 Replies  
I think the original poster is taking the .25GHz into consideration. Well, it should be expected since the 1GHz one is an upgraded-BTO version where the upgrades are at premium prices.
Posted by pdot, on Sep 17, 2003 at 01:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've spilled beer on my keyboard about 7 times... 530 Views / 6 Replies  
I've spilled beer on my keyboard about 7 times already and all i do is take it apart and clean it with water (not the circuits, mind you). Once they're fully dry, and I mean really fully dry, all my...
Posted by pdot, on May 29, 2003 at 02:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
arrhhh, darn those pirates. Well, Disk Copy... 14,256 Views / 50 Replies  
arrhhh, darn those pirates.

Well, Disk Copy works fine for viewing DVDs from your HD if that's what you're looking for.
Posted by pdot, on May 26, 2003 at 12:58 AM, in Applications
Poll: waiting for the ppc 970 15" Powerbook. 2,740 Views / 72 Replies  
waiting for the ppc 970 15" Powerbook.
Posted by pdot, on May 10, 2003 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can use Disk Copy to make a disc image. 578 Views / 12 Replies  
You can use Disk Copy to make a disc image.
Posted by pdot, on Apr 13, 2003 at 06:20 PM, in Applications
I think once the 970 machines come out for both... 2,683 Views / 36 Replies  
I think once the 970 machines come out for both the pro laptop and tower, the G3 will get phased out and support for that in software may become iffy. By then, the processing speed wouldn't be enough...
Posted by pdot, on Apr 12, 2003 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
You can use USB Overdrive and set the scroll up... 418 Views / 5 Replies  
You can use USB Overdrive and set the scroll up to the up arrow key and the scroll down to the down arrow key. It's rather slow, however. What I do is (I have a 5 button mouse) use the scroll wheel...
Posted by pdot, on Mar 12, 2003 at 02:16 AM, in Applications
only sometimes 302 Views / 2 Replies  
i reboot about roughly 2 times every 3 weeks. that's about how long it takes for little glitches to show up.
Posted by pdot, on Mar 12, 2003 at 02:12 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Increasing the text size in Safari 365 Views / 7 Replies  
:) Pretzel, that made me laugh outloud. No offense, but I never heard that before. People call it the command key, in case you didn't know. A lot of people are still stuck on calling it the apple...
Posted by pdot, on Mar 9, 2003 at 02:17 AM, in Applications
safari keyboard shortcuts 369 Views / 5 Replies  
I just found out that if you have bookmarks in your Bookmarks bar, you can use command-<number> to access them. Ex: I have Rumortracker as my second bookmark in the bookmarks bar. I can get to it...
Posted by pdot, on Feb 23, 2003 at 04:23 AM, in Applications
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