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A LiIon battery is good for between 300-500 full... 540 Views / 2 Replies  
A LiIon battery is good for between 300-500 full charges on average before performance drops dramatically. How old is the battery?
Posted by nana4, on Oct 10, 2002 at 11:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If the controller cannot see >128GB then it won't... 1,732 Views / 24 Replies  
If the controller cannot see >128GB then it won't see it, no matter how you partition it.
Posted by nana4, on Oct 10, 2002 at 10:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Memory Sticks suck donkey nuts. Overpriced,... 1,261 Views / 14 Replies  
Memory Sticks suck donkey nuts. Overpriced, limited capacity.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 27, 2002 at 08:11 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The Radeon 9000 is a bargain basement card, with... 1,189 Views / 10 Replies  
The Radeon 9000 is a bargain basement card, with performance to match.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 27, 2002 at 07:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
There are several things you could try. From... 616 Views / 7 Replies  
There are several things you could try. From reasonable to extreme.

You could replace the drive controller circuit board with one from an exact same model drive.

You could try and spin the...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 26, 2002 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes but surely the most important bit of... 1,038 Views / 46 Replies  
Yes but surely the most important bit of information is the day of the month? I mean it's harder to figure out the day, rather than the month. And the year is even easier to remember.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 26, 2002 at 10:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
XP SP1 does not fix the problem. Timed copies... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
XP SP1 does not fix the problem. Timed copies between drives take far longer under winXP SP1 than win2K. SP1 implements a previous hotfix that solves a similar, but not identical problem. MS is still...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 07:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
winXP has a problem with SCSI performance. win2k... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
winXP has a problem with SCSI performance. win2k is preferable until the issue is fixed.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 03:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well morally I see no problem, no matter where... 609 Views / 7 Replies  
Well morally I see no problem, no matter where you are living, you are still paying Sky for the programming.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 05:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What is running at 17MB/sec? :confused: 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
What is running at 17MB/sec? :confused:
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 04:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Damn, I thought you were viewing 7 channels of... 609 Views / 7 Replies  
Damn, I thought you were viewing 7 channels of hard core Europeon pRon!
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 04:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A couple more advantages come to mind. Cable... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
A couple more advantages come to mind. Cable lengths of upto 12m (25m with a single device). And perhaps most importantly, a solid 5 year warranty when almost all IDE manufacturers are scurrying away...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 03:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. Both IDE and SCSI can only talk to one... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
Nope. Both IDE and SCSI can only talk to one drive at a time. The advantage of SCSI being it can then let the drive do work by itself via disconnect. IDE RAID with drives on both Master and Slave...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 03:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My RAID 0 is 2 drives on a single U160 channel. A... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
My RAID 0 is 2 drives on a single U160 channel. A controller may only talk to one drive at a time, but once a command has been given, it can disconnect from that drive and move to the next, leaving...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 03:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Where do you get the figure of 22.8MB/sec max per... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
Where do you get the figure of 22.8MB/sec max per drive from?

Also FC-AL runs at a maximum of 1.6 Gbit/sec on dual loops, or 200MB/sec. Single loop = 100MB/sec. I believe there is room in the spec...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 02:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not surprised that a modern IDE drive beats a... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm not surprised that a modern IDE drive beats a slothy 7200rpm several year old SCSI drive. If you are going to go SCSI, then spend the money on a modern 10K or 15K drive. The lastest Seagate 15k.3...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 02:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's no comparison between the 995 and the... 553 Views / 7 Replies  
There's no comparison between the 995 and the 707:

Nikon 995:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp995/page20.asp

19mm minumum frame coverage.

Sony 707:...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 25, 2002 at 02:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The QPS is almost certainly an IDE burner with an... 659 Views / 6 Replies  
The QPS is almost certainly an IDE burner with an IDE->Firewire bridge board. There would be no point for QPS to use a costly SCSI burner, when they can use a cheaper IDE burner.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 07:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is the Mac DVD player even capable of outputting... 914 Views / 11 Replies  
Is the Mac DVD player even capable of outputting a digital signal?
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 06:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is dimple drilled a cheaper version of a cross... 982 Views / 35 Replies  
Is dimple drilled a cheaper version of a cross drilled disk?
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Nikon Coolpix 995 focuses down to 2.5 cm (1... 553 Views / 7 Replies  
The Nikon Coolpix 995 focuses down to 2.5 cm (1 inch). I don't think there is a finer macro camera in the price range. (The 990 also does this)

You may also want to look at a ring flash, depending...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 06:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The point is if you didn't do such things,... 880 Views / 9 Replies  
The point is if you didn't do such things, insurance would be cheaper.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 06:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iSCSI is simply the SCSI command set encapsulated... 1,124 Views / 45 Replies  
iSCSI is simply the SCSI command set encapsulated into TCP/IP packets, currently it runs at Gigabit Ethernet speeds, and will work with 10 Gigabit Ethernet products when they hit the market this/next...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For the price of a Cavit, you could get a... 914 Views / 11 Replies  
For the price of a Cavit, you could get a complete cheap PC and use that for DD/DTS output, using a simple $20 sound card with digital output.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 24, 2002 at 05:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I was just contemplating whether a van designed... 982 Views / 35 Replies  
I was just contemplating whether a van designed in Japan was designed to run sustained at close to 200km/h. :) What speed rating were the tires?
Posted by nana4, on Sep 23, 2002 at 07:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that a Honda? 982 Views / 35 Replies  
Is that a Honda?
Posted by nana4, on Sep 23, 2002 at 07:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Any 10K 4.5GB hard drive that work may have lying... 762 Views / 6 Replies  
Any 10K 4.5GB hard drive that work may have lying around is going to be very slow indeed. They haven't made any of those for a couple of years. Apple also haven't had integrated SCSI for quite a...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 23, 2002 at 06:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you want 24" widescreen you could always get... 1,107 Views / 7 Replies  
If you want 24" widescreen you could always get this:

http://www.sun.com/smrc/photos-prod/downloads/ppdisp24LCD-02sm.jpg

1920x1200 resolution
24.1" LCD
DVI-D

$2600
Posted by nana4, on Sep 23, 2002 at 06:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The 23" has a lot of improvements over the aging... 1,107 Views / 7 Replies  
The 23" has a lot of improvements over the aging 22". Faster pixel response time. Higher contrast ratio. Higher brightness. Ability to show full HDTV resolution.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 23, 2002 at 06:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry I should change last post to "Socialist and... 991 Views / 34 Replies  
Sorry I should change last post to "Socialist and fascist sh$$hole" :D
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
:) Well ,most of Europe has gone down a big... 991 Views / 34 Replies  
:) Well ,most of Europe has gone down a big socialist sh##hole anyway. Only real exception is the fascists in Greece, and that's hardly a good thing.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 11:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You can specify it with a 2nd processor (thought... 1,533 Views / 70 Replies  
You can specify it with a 2nd processor (thought you will save money if you buy the second one from another vendor). They don't scream "DUAL" because the people that order such a machine aren't...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 11:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Umm, the first computer on that page is a dual... 1,533 Views / 70 Replies  
Umm, the first computer on that page is a dual processor machine:

Dell Precision Workstation 530

Intel® XeonTM processors up to 2.80GHz (Dual Capable)

You need to look a bit harder ;)
...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had a SIIG Firewire PC Card, worked well, has... 439 Views / 1 Replies  
I had a SIIG Firewire PC Card, worked well, has the TI chipset IIRC.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 09:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple had to go for dual CPU's, because Motorola... 1,533 Views / 70 Replies  
Apple had to go for dual CPU's, because Motorola can't ramp up the speed of the G4 sufficiently.

PCs have had dual CPUs for a long time. Ever since the day of the Pentium Pro. If you wish to pay...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 08:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not this again. I have already shown in prevoius... 1,533 Views / 70 Replies  
Not this again. I have already shown in prevoius posts that you can get a dual AMD system from polywell.com for half the price of a PM 1.25GHz. With a 3 year warranty. That's with winXP Pro. Dual...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Vacillating 1,794 Views / 24 Replies  
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond100/page10.asp

The D100 will give you image sizes of around 2.5 MB in highest quality JPEG, and 10MB in RAW mode. Given that an A4 size image at 300dpi has a...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 22, 2002 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
My results: Cinebench 2000 V1.0 Performance ... 3,599 Views / 79 Replies  
My results:

Cinebench 2000 V1.0 Performance
****************************************************

Tester : <Dell Inspiron 8200>

Processor : <P4-M 1.6GHz>
Number of CPUs :...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 21, 2002 at 11:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey aren't you the guy that gets a finger up the... 2,057 Views / 114 Replies  
Hey aren't you the guy that gets a finger up the ass quite often? :D
Posted by nana4, on Sep 21, 2002 at 03:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe that is 400MHz. Yes the major benefit... 1,337 Views / 7 Replies  
I believe that is 400MHz. Yes the major benefit of DVI is that there is no unnecessary digital->analog and analog->digital conversion. It's digital from start to finish.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 20, 2002 at 08:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Also I find the C80 tends to be biased towards... 1,193 Views / 14 Replies  
Also I find the C80 tends to be biased towards magenta, so you may need to adjust the colour sliders to reduce that. And mine clogs if not used too.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 20, 2002 at 08:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The two bombs in Japan saved untold lives in the... 1,274 Views / 46 Replies  
The two bombs in Japan saved untold lives in the long term, on both the Allied and Japanese sides, by bringing the war to an end.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 20, 2002 at 12:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The C80 prints best on Epson paper. 1,193 Views / 14 Replies  
The C80 prints best on Epson paper.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 19, 2002 at 08:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The IS300 has very good handling. It does... 879 Views / 21 Replies  
The IS300 has very good handling. It does extremely well in the annual Targa Tasmania, where it's handling and braking enable it to compete quite well with cars that have far more power. A 3 series...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 19, 2002 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
DVI with LCD = Perfect convergence. 1,337 Views / 7 Replies  
DVI with LCD = Perfect convergence.
Posted by nana4, on Sep 19, 2002 at 07:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You mean the GHz myth ;) 433 Views / 2 Replies  
You mean the GHz myth ;)
Posted by nana4, on Sep 18, 2002 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pulled over and ticketed by military police? I... 823 Views / 26 Replies  
Pulled over and ticketed by military police? I thought they only dealt with the military?

Oh yeah I guess no-one has seen Chelsea's drunken binges in London? She made quite a mess of herself. Had...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 18, 2002 at 08:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's quite clear to anyone with a... 2,889 Views / 29 Replies  
I think it's quite clear to anyone with a rudimentary grasp of the English language that sean was referring to laptop PC2700. ;)
Posted by nana4, on Sep 18, 2002 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The top two PMs have a 167MHz FSB, the dual 867... 2,889 Views / 29 Replies  
The top two PMs have a 167MHz FSB, the dual 867 is on 133MHz. The CPUs talk to the system controller on a non-DDR bus. Only the system controller talks to the RAM using DDR. Really defeats the whole...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 17, 2002 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The 22" CinemaDisplay has a horizontal rez of... 800 Views / 6 Replies  
The 22" CinemaDisplay has a horizontal rez of 1600. This is the same rez as any UXGA panel. So it could be seen that the 22" CD is in fact not as tall as a normal UXGA monitor, rather than a...
Posted by nana4, on Sep 17, 2002 at 09:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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