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This is dumb. 1,815 Views / 18 Replies  
To everyone who says that the article "explains" the 103% figure, I disagree. I read the article. The 103% figure is still bogus.

It's bogus because the collective profit of the industry is equal...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Feb 7, 2013 at 04:44 AM, in Tech News
Don't complain now. 4,452 Views / 126 Replies  
Don't complain now. Most of you have been defending Apple and helping to justify their idiotic changes to the Mac UI since OS X 10.0 beta. As the Macintosh has been being killed slowly over time, and...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Aug 21, 2011 at 04:11 PM, in Mac OS X
I can't get that one to work on 10.5.7 ... will... 935 Views / 4 Replies  
I can't get that one to work on 10.5.7 ... will try MisFox
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jul 24, 2009 at 01:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Incidentally... this atrocity affects you if you... 935 Views / 4 Replies  
Incidentally... this atrocity affects you if you use FTP as well. Since opening a url like FTP://ftp.osxisshite.com/ ought to launch Fetch but Transmission opens. Ugh!
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:41 AM, in Mac OS X
HOW do you change internet protocol helper apps? 935 Views / 4 Replies  
OMG i am going frakkin insane.

How do you change the preferred app for an internet protocol?

I use several secondlife clients. The one i prefer is "snowglobe" but whenever i open SLURLs in a...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Bump. Does anyone know of an app like this? 557 Views / 2 Replies  
Bump. Does anyone know of an app like this?
Posted by Dark Goob, on Feb 4, 2009 at 10:16 PM, in Applications
flexible video app 557 Views / 2 Replies  
Looking for a flexible video utility. Here's what I want it to be able to do:

* open any video file (esp. AVCHD, DIVX, WMV) and show the video and all audio tracks separately
* allow audio track...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 29, 2009 at 07:19 PM, in Applications
My question is not which GPU they will put in the... 3,565 Views / 47 Replies  
My question is not which GPU they will put in the next MBP.

Rather I want to know WHEN IN THE HELL ARE THEY GOING TO COME UP WITH DRIVERS FOR THESE GPUS THAT CAUSE THE FRAME-RATES TO COMPETE WITH...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Aug 26, 2008 at 11:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does anyone actually need 64-bit in Photoshop?... 3,469 Views / 129 Replies  
Does anyone actually need 64-bit in Photoshop? :sleep::sleep: I mean, do you realize what size of image file would necessitate 64-bit addressing??? Seriously, unless you're working with like,...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Apr 10, 2008 at 02:19 AM, in Applications
For what it's worth. I play Second Life. The... 7,624 Views / 18 Replies  
For what it's worth.

I play Second Life. The new 10.5.2 with Graphics Update has fixed all my crashing problems with Second Life!!! HOORAY

I was able to play Second Life for like 8 hours in a...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Feb 12, 2008 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My girl is in our bed crying right now because... 10,856 Views / 474 Replies  
My girl is in our bed crying right now because her Apple stock (on which she thought she had made several grand) is to the point where if it goes down any farther she will start losing money.

This...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have used Steam to get CounterStrike: Source... 3,270 Views / 43 Replies  
I have used Steam to get CounterStrike: Source and Day of Defeat: Source. Also Oblivion and Second Life run good on my laptop under Bootcamp with Vista. Bioshock Demo did not work so I did not try...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:55 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yep. Why should Leopard break text entry fields... 4,293 Views / 51 Replies  
Yep. Why should Leopard break text entry fields though?



Bad design is bad design. Inconsistent user interfaces are bad. The window should only close if the user clicks the button to close the...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh yeah also. My general gripes about 10.5: ... 4,293 Views / 51 Replies  
Oh yeah also. My general gripes about 10.5:

• They still have not made the graphics card drivers have their own control panel like they do in Vista. So you can't force anti-aliasing to be on.

•...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 09:57 PM, in Mac OS X
My list of 10.5 bugs so far 4,293 Views / 51 Replies  
It's OK but I've noticed a lot of bugs.

10.5 bugs

• System would not let me delete some files, saying that they were "in use" even though they aren't really in use. It still said this after I...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: http://www.io.com/~jjj/Desktop.jpg I got the... 1,120,846 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://www.io.com/~jjj/Desktop.jpg
I got the big crt monitor for $15 on craigslist. :D

Total system: MacBook Pro 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 200GB 7200 internal
2TB of external storage, external DVD burner...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are they going to put an new GPU? Or continue... 1,160 Views / 12 Replies  
Are they going to put an new GPU? Or continue with NVIDIA 8600M GT?
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh yeah, for any 2D or music applications this... 1,850 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh yeah, for any 2D or music applications this computer is a dream. I've been extremely pleased with the performance of virtual instruments while recording, in particular. Much better than my G4 for...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
PQI RAM modules 473 Views / 1 Replies  
I got the PQI 2GB RAM modules for my MacBook Pro 2.4GHz (6/07). Total of 4GB. Love it so far. The only thing that makes my computer crash is Second Life and that's always been that way. But running...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I put 2 2GB PQI DIMMS in my MacBook Pro 2.4GHZ,... 73,985 Views / 211 Replies  
I put 2 2GB PQI DIMMS in my MacBook Pro 2.4GHZ, and it runs like a charm. The RAM modules had the same logo as the Apple ones I pulled out of the computer.

I think in general, the cheaper...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well I bought the Merom back in June, the day... 1,850 Views / 7 Replies  
Well I bought the Merom back in June, the day they came out. Honestly I have been very unhappy with this computer's performance.

First of all, Apple's graphics card drivers for the NVIDIA 8600M...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, it *was* less cryptic and arcane.... 3,321 Views / 15 Replies  
Actually, it *was* less cryptic and arcane. Things being written in plain English is always better than things being written in beard-speak. Forgive me for "being used to" the English language. It...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not a sadomasochist 3,321 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm not a sadomasochist and I do use my computer for production work. So much in fact that I don't have time to spend two days reformatting and reinstalling everything. In fact I have done the...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 7, 2008 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, how in the world is erasing my entire hard... 3,321 Views / 15 Replies  
OK, how in the world is erasing my entire hard drive and then installing a fresh OS X (takes at least one hour) and then reinstalling all of my applications (would take at least four hours) and then,...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 6, 2008 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Gosh analogika, you people are always so "nuke... 3,321 Views / 15 Replies  
Gosh analogika, you people are always so "nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure" around here.

I will run the hardware test, but anyway, I think I figured out what the problem...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There Is No Such Thing As An Itouch!!! 6,623 Views / 67 Replies  
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ITOUCH!!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ITOUCH!!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ITOUCH!!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ITOUCH!!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN ITOUCH!!!...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 6, 2008 at 11:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
MacBook Pro won't boot (Leopard) - plz help 3,321 Views / 15 Replies  
For some reason, my Leopard partition won't load up. My computer boots fine from the Tiger partition.

I put in a new Hitachi 200GB drive from Newegg. I used Carbon Copy Cloner to move my files...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Jan 6, 2008 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh dear. Well, there IS a terminal command to do... 432 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh dear. Well, there IS a terminal command to do it, but it's ... you have to have the developer tools installed to do it.
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 23, 2007 at 10:48 AM, in Mac OS X
Nah I just booted from another drive that has... 432 Views / 7 Replies  
Nah I just booted from another drive that has developer tools installed, and I did a terminal command that sets the flag that changes it back to a folder from a package. If you need to know what it...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 22, 2007 at 03:33 AM, in Mac OS X
Wow, how honored I feel that the founder of... 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
Wow, how honored I feel that the founder of MacWeek not only agrees but posted in my thread. That's so cool. Man, I bet half these nubs don't even remember what MacWeek was! (Only the best Mac...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 22, 2007 at 12:34 AM, in Mac OS X
AppleCare tells me I have to reformat my drive.... 432 Views / 7 Replies  
AppleCare tells me I have to reformat my drive. Surely there's a better solution???
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 12, 2007 at 08:59 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh yeah I'm using 10.4.10 432 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh yeah I'm using 10.4.10
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 12, 2007 at 06:20 PM, in Mac OS X
HELP: My User directory became a "package" and "invisible" 432 Views / 7 Replies  
Somehow... I was using SheepShaver... and it can access the user directory from inside the MacOS 8.6 emulation... but now my User directory is no longer a directory! It says it's a "package" and it...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 12, 2007 at 06:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Any word on whether this actually increases... 446 Views / 2 Replies  
Any word on whether this actually increases stability at all? I was having tons of crashes in Second Life...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Nov 2, 2007 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HUH? You greatly misunderstand what I'm saying.... 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
HUH? You greatly misunderstand what I'm saying. What I'm saying is, at 100% in Quark a 12-point font should be 12-points in size if you put a ruler up to your screen and measure it. Same with Word,...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 22, 2007 at 07:50 PM, in Mac OS X
The important thing is, how does 10.5 compare to... 22,251 Views / 420 Replies  
The important thing is, how does 10.5 compare to Vista? Because those are the two OS's that people will be choosing between.

I have had Vista installed on my Mac for a few months now. Vista has...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 20, 2007 at 10:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, they could distinguish between GUI text,... 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
Well, they could distinguish between GUI text, and WYSIWYG text. I.e. text that is corresponding to some GUI element like a button or tab or whatever, would be fixed to pixel dimensions of that GUI...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 20, 2007 at 09:43 PM, in Mac OS X
Any way to just do it for fonts? I could honestly... 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
Any way to just do it for fonts? I could honestly give a crap if icons scale... I just want fonts only to scale. Why couldn't they just do it for fonts?...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 19, 2007 at 06:44 AM, in Mac OS X
How about Fonts at least??? 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
I don't even CARE about the GUI elements being RI. Hell, after all, in the Pro Aps, Apple already shrank their UI elements to 1/2 the normal size anyway (inexplicably). So I'm used to dealing with...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 17, 2007 at 08:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah but you'd think that at LEAST Preview.app... 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
Yeah but you'd think that at LEAST Preview.app and Safari.app would have it... sorry I'm just tired of having to set my font to 16-pt. in Preview in order to be able to read it, and then hitting...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 16, 2007 at 03:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Resolution-Independent GUI Not In Leopard After All? 7,568 Views / 60 Replies  
Searching through the list of 300+ new features on Apple's website, I do not see a mention of a resolution-independent GUI on there anywhere. Also, I have a recent beta version of 10.5 running on my...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 16, 2007 at 02:34 PM, in Mac OS X
I still think Apple should let NVIDIA write the... 3,405 Views / 37 Replies  
I still think Apple should let NVIDIA write the drivers and control panel for OS X, since Apple always is so far behind in the drivers that they write themselves based on the code NVIDIA sends them.
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 14, 2007 at 02:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Endnote is GREAT. I love all its features and I... 3,405 Views / 37 Replies  
Endnote is GREAT. I love all its features and I never had a problem with it. I wrote my senior thesis using it, without any problems -- on a PowerBook G4. The PowerBook G4 I had was a spectacular...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 14, 2007 at 05:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I honestly do not know what SL is using under... 3,405 Views / 37 Replies  
I honestly do not know what SL is using under Vista, but I believe it to be using OpenGL in all its iterations. I could be wrong though.

The superior graphics in SL under Vista are for one reason...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 13, 2007 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well do you have a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz w/NVIDIA... 6,903 Views / 73 Replies  
Well do you have a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz w/NVIDIA 8600M GT? I think maybe a lot of my issues are more related to this particular hardware. I don't know.

All I can tell you is that I have owned...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 12, 2007 at 11:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Windows Vista has an NVIDIA Control Panel, and a... 6,903 Views / 73 Replies  
Windows Vista has an NVIDIA Control Panel, and a great feature it is! Why should Windows Vista have a wonderful feature like this, which is simply left out of the Mac OS entirely? Why should the GPU...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 12, 2007 at 10:28 PM, in Mac OS X
I've had so many issues with 10.4.10 it's not... 6,903 Views / 73 Replies  
I've had so many issues with 10.4.10 it's not even funny. For one thing, 10.4.10 broke Pro Tools, and crashed with the drivers of my USB keyboard. I had to pay to update Pro Tools and the USB...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Oct 12, 2007 at 10:24 PM, in Mac OS X
Seeing has how 10.4.10 is the buggiest piece of... 6,903 Views / 73 Replies  
Seeing has how 10.4.10 is the buggiest piece of crap OS X release ever, they need to have a 10.4.11 before 10.5 ships IMHO, since I can't even use my computer right now it crashes so often.

-=DG=-...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Sep 19, 2007 at 01:21 PM, in Mac OS X
It should, but it doesn't. We shall see, when... 3,405 Views / 37 Replies  
It should, but it doesn't. We shall see, when Leopard arrives. So far I have not been disappointed by any of the major OS X releases; they've all been faster and snappier than the previous versions....
Posted by Dark Goob, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am glad I could help some of you out by showing... 3,405 Views / 37 Replies  
I am glad I could help some of you out by showing you the only solution for running Second Life on the MacBook Pro w/NVIDIA 8600M GT. I know there are many of you out there who also bought this...
Posted by Dark Goob, on Sep 3, 2007 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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