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Poll: db error 6,909 Views / 26 Replies  
db error
Posted by I was David B., on Jun 20, 2006 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Seconded. The same happens to my TiBook... 6,909 Views / 26 Replies  
Seconded.
The same happens to my TiBook adapter. It gets really hot - but not so hot that it is impossible to touch.
And not the adapter but the Tibook itself makes sizzling sounds where the...
Posted by I was David B., on Jun 20, 2006 at 07:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:) Sometimes my eyes itch a little bit. But in... 976 Views / 17 Replies  
:) Sometimes my eyes itch a little bit. But in general thats neglectable. Doesn't compare to the situation before. I was on the verge to develop asthma. Thats completely gone.

My doctor said, the...
Posted by I was David B., on May 27, 2006 at 05:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I did a immunisation ( don't know the english... 976 Views / 17 Replies  
I did a immunisation ( don't know the english word). Three years in winter my doc injected an increasing concentration of the pollen against which I am allergic under my skin. After the first winter...
Posted by I was David B., on May 26, 2006 at 07:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:thumbsup: Same here. My 1st gen 5GB iPod looks... 1,254 Views / 13 Replies  
:thumbsup: Same here. My 1st gen 5GB iPod looks like new and has never had the slightest problem, except that it runs only 5 hours on a battery charge. I always carried it in a neoprene sleeve and -...
Posted by I was David B., on Dec 25, 2005 at 08:34 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
This is the usual fake between 1000 and 1024. A... 606 Views / 3 Replies  
This is the usual fake between 1000 and 1024.
A 2 GB drive is supposed to have 2*1000*1000*1000 Byte = 2*10exp9 Byte. This would be the mathematically correct interpretation of Giga.

In reality...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 16, 2005 at 06:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No, not everything we use is OS X compatible. ... 658 Views / 12 Replies  
No, not everything we use is OS X compatible.
But most things are not windows compatible either. In physics I 've seen people using windows only for paper writing. But even this is not the best...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is rubbish. I am a scientist (physics) and... 658 Views / 12 Replies  
This is rubbish.
I am a scientist (physics) and neither me nor any of my colleagues uses windows. Science is unix/linux only since ever and macs with OS X is the best that could ever happen to...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 16, 2005 at 05:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That is a great observation. I always knew that... 2,908 Views / 54 Replies  
That is a great observation. I always knew that Asterix is real art ;o).

But coming back to the films. Amazon has them and you can buy them wordwide. BUT: The films are not nearly as good as the...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 16, 2005 at 05:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is embarrassing: she is a kid! 2,368 Views / 34 Replies  
This is embarrassing: she is a kid!
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 16, 2005 at 04:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If the creaking appears after a week you might... 692 Views / 7 Replies  
If the creaking appears after a week you might indeed send it in. But generally it is normal that moving parts need a drop of oil from time to time.
Just apply a little oil and the problem will be...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 16, 2005 at 04:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Bremen is very special, not a highlight imho.... 1,432 Views / 43 Replies  
Bremen is very special, not a highlight imho. Consider Hamburg, Berlin or Munich if you can.
Also London: very interesting but also very expensive and food is disgusting.

Trains in Germany are...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 15, 2005 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Once I did a freelance programming job for a... 2,435 Views / 93 Replies  
Once I did a freelance programming job for a company. They asked me for a new feature and I estimated 2 days work and wrote a quotation of 1400 Euro (that was exactly what they would take for...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 12, 2005 at 10:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A new Display would be expensive. But you can buy... 645 Views / 5 Replies  
A new Display would be expensive. But you can buy a backlight bulb and put it in yourself.
Find it here: http://www.wegenermedia.com/lcdpage.htm (for example). Its 70 USD. But check first if only...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 11, 2005 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I first recognized that taxis run for a long... 4,766 Views / 52 Replies  
I first recognized that taxis run for a long time, when I took a cab in germany that looked like 20 years old. I asked the driver about the mileage and he told me it was close to 1,000,000 km. I was...
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 8, 2005 at 05:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
my 92 ford has 140.000. If you are looking... 4,766 Views / 52 Replies  
my 92 ford has 140.000.

If you are looking for mileage, ask taxi drivers. They usually do more than 700.000, mostly with mercedes diesels. These machines are undestroyable.
Posted by I was David B., on Nov 6, 2005 at 08:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi james9490, I would recommend to buy a... 3,949 Views / 143 Replies  
Hi james9490,

I would recommend to buy a used mac and try yourself. If it does not work well, you can sell without loss (except your time, but maybe you will have fun).
One thing is sure: your...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 31, 2005 at 10:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No Keynote, because our presentations go into a... 3,735 Views / 70 Replies  
No Keynote, because our presentations go into a project-public database and have to be readable for everyone.
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 28, 2005 at 07:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am a physicist working in a science team that... 3,735 Views / 70 Replies  
I am a physicist working in a science team that builds an astronomical research satellite for the European Space Agency. My special task is writing software for the processing and analysis of the...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 28, 2005 at 02:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Printed Circuit Board Assembly 2,609 Views / 34 Replies  
Printed Circuit Board Assembly
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 26, 2005 at 09:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
hm, better. I hope no one will actually click... 872 Views / 7 Replies  
hm, better.
I hope no one will actually click refresh :D .
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 25, 2005 at 12:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
We have an Institude full of Latitudes under... 910 Views / 11 Replies  
We have an Institude full of Latitudes under business conditions from Dell.

I indeed have no personal experiences with cheap Thinkpads. I use a T40 myself. But I have read a couple of very...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 25, 2005 at 05:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Also check the backlight condition. iBooks tend... 872 Views / 7 Replies  
Also check the backlight condition. iBooks tend to have a dim backlight from the beginning. With age it gets worse. You can replace the bulb though for a couple of $, but you have to know what you...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 24, 2005 at 04:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you should decide not to buy the ibook, have a... 910 Views / 11 Replies  
If you should decide not to buy the ibook, have a look at thinkpads or sonys. You can find something for less than 1000$. My experiences with dell quality and support are so bad that I would not...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 24, 2005 at 04:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
thanks for your answer in the other forum (12... 1,026 Views / 20 Replies  
thanks for your answer in the other forum (12 inch what to buy).

In the meantime I have found performance measurements that compare the 100 and 120 GB/5400 rpm seagate with the 7200 rpm seagate....
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 23, 2005 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi ism, I just saw that you have a 120 GB hd... 1,124 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi ism,

I just saw that you have a 120 GB hd in your Powerbook.
I asume it is the seagate? How is it speedwise and noisewise compared to the stock hd. Did you buy your powerbook equipped with a...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 21, 2005 at 07:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The disadvantage of a forum like this is that you... 1,552 Views / 59 Replies  
The disadvantage of a forum like this is that you have to deal with anyone who is intelligent enough to connect to the internet.
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 19, 2005 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This sounds absolutely harmless to me. ... 2,463 Views / 28 Replies  
This sounds absolutely harmless to me.

Maybe there is a circuit inside that measures the charging current and adjusts the color of the light accordingly. Either the circuit specs have changed...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 18, 2005 at 04:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think there are no major differences, except... 1,124 Views / 12 Replies  
I think there are no major differences, except the clockspeed, the hd rpm and the video card. I expect the faster models become a little bit hotter.

But if you buy now it might have to last for a...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 18, 2005 at 04:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I also like BBEdit. I bought a licence for... 1,576 Views / 32 Replies  
I also like BBEdit. I bought a licence for version 6 and updated recently to 8.

At work I am forced to work with linux from time to time. Just do that and you will stop complaining about...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 18, 2005 at 04:31 AM, in Applications
With firewire the coolest feature of the iPod is... 1,311 Views / 40 Replies  
With firewire the coolest feature of the iPod is gone: using it as a backup medium and boot your mac from the iPod.

Anyone imagine the faces of pc geeks seeing this?
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 17, 2005 at 11:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The high density drive with 5400 rpm makes much... 1,026 Views / 20 Replies  
The high density drive with 5400 rpm makes much sense. The drive that you have now has only 4200 rpm but due to high density it is astonishingly quick.

So I think any 5400 rpm with high density...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 17, 2005 at 04:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the same drive like you (stock 60 GB... 1,026 Views / 20 Replies  
I have the same drive like you (stock 60 GB Hitachi, 4200 rpm) and replaced it with a 7k60. Its not worth it. The 7k60 is noisier and hardly faster (believe it or not). So I threw it out again.
I...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 16, 2005 at 09:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Haha, sorry, I apologize. I did not mean to... 800 Views / 14 Replies  
Haha, sorry, I apologize.

I did not mean to offend, maybe I need a short Macnn break :) . Last week I had a stupid discussion with someone who just disliked classic because, hm, I did not know...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 14, 2005 at 04:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If you payed the powerbook with a credit card,... 2,035 Views / 53 Replies  
If you payed the powerbook with a credit card, check if it is under warranty by the card company. Amex for example insures everything you bought.
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 12, 2005 at 06:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, thats your personal taste. Can you give... 800 Views / 14 Replies  
Ok, thats your personal taste. Can you give reasons please?

Neo Office and open office are only compatible with Word docs at a low level (no complicated formats etc.) and they look like...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 12, 2005 at 05:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
An external drive is a good option. They are... 762 Views / 4 Replies  
An external drive is a good option. They are cheaper (not taking into account the case that you buy only once), much faster and read/write more formats than apples superdrives.

I put an LG drive...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 11, 2005 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Whats wrong with classic? I use Office 2001... 800 Views / 14 Replies  
Whats wrong with classic? I use Office 2001 frequently and it works fine. No reason to buy an OSX version.

But you may have troubles with the printer drivers. You have to install the OS 9 drivers...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 11, 2005 at 05:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think so. I did not write ubuntu sucks... 952 Views / 14 Replies  
I don't think so.
I did not write ubuntu sucks to hell. I wrote that only 700 MB of software might suck to hell.

I use suse and ydl for years now. Suse ships 5 cds (or a dvd) with compiled code,...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 11, 2005 at 04:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
yes, of course. I develop java professionally on... 1,255 Views / 23 Replies  
yes, of course. I develop java professionally on a powerbook 12 inch. The java feeling on Mac OS compared to linux is much better. Compared to macs windows sucks in terms of java.
The only drawback:...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 10, 2005 at 08:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I recommend to think about an application that... 1,897 Views / 35 Replies  
I recommend to think about an application that you want to write or a type of applications that you like to work on.
And then choose the language that is suited best for this app.

Or think about...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 10, 2005 at 06:07 AM, in Developer Center
I recommend to check carefully which software is... 952 Views / 14 Replies  
I recommend to check carefully which software is available for your linux distibutions. At a quick glance it seems that Ubuntu ships only one disk. That will give you very limited options. Moreover...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 10, 2005 at 04:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yellow Dog linux is a nice distro that supports... 952 Views / 14 Replies  
Yellow Dog linux is a nice distro that supports Mac specific features.
It will be much faster than OS X. The install guide and hardware compatibility list can be found on their website.
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 8, 2005 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I used Frontpage on Windows years ago and I... 1,143 Views / 19 Replies  
I used Frontpage on Windows years ago and I support the others opinions: It is a very bad tool.

BBedit has nice html support build in and has the advantage that you work with the html code instead...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 7, 2005 at 04:56 AM, in Applications
Thank you. Yes, starting a java app with... 1,095 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you.

Yes, starting a java app with shark does not work. That puzzled me.

Generating debugging symbols means using javac -g from the commandline.
Shark can connect to the java process,...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 7, 2005 at 04:46 AM, in Developer Center
Hi kstor, did you solve your problem? Up... 1,095 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi kstor,

did you solve your problem?
Up to now I used OptimizeIt to profile my java code. But since the program is as expensive as a mac, it would be cool if shark could be used.

I tried to...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 6, 2005 at 05:14 AM, in Developer Center
As had been correctly said: The imprints are only... 684 Views / 6 Replies  
As had been correctly said: The imprints are only grease and can be removed. But if you wait for a long time, finally the screen will be scratched and the marks will become permanent.

A cloth...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 6, 2005 at 04:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I live in a region where very good wine grows... 2,161 Views / 98 Replies  
I live in a region where very good wine grows (mostly white). So I often have wine for dinner (sometimes also afterwards :) ). Here you get good wine well below 10€. The trick is to find very good...
Posted by I was David B., on Oct 2, 2005 at 04:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I would also have concerns about the loudness of... 1,000 Views / 16 Replies  
I would also have concerns about the loudness of an iPod. If she wants to listen to music/audiobooks at home, there is no reason why she shouldn't use a stereo.

But if she uses the iPod while she...
Posted by I was David B., on Sep 28, 2005 at 04:03 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sticky: Do you really feel OLD with 40? Now I think 20... 195,807 Views / 536 Replies  
Do you really feel OLD with 40?
Now I think 20 is young (too) and unexperienced, but 40 is by no means old. Its a great age, only 35 was better (slightly).
Posted by I was David B., on Sep 27, 2005 at 05:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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