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X-Wing Carmaggedon I & II Command & Conquer ... 1,294 Views / 29 Replies  
X-Wing
Carmaggedon I & II
Command & Conquer
Baldur`s Gate I & II
Neverwinter Nights
Posted by BenN, on Jan 6, 2005 at 02:48 AM, in Gaming
How do you know that its just the button itself... 1,292 Views / 30 Replies  
How do you know that its just the button itself that is broken? Its certainly possible that the logic board itself was damaged in the fall.
Posted by BenN, on Nov 9, 2004 at 12:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: iMac G3 connected to an AE via ethernet 9,416 Views / 102 Replies  
This works fine if your wireless router is an Apple AirPort Extreme basestation. My home network is run through an AEBS, and my new AirPort Express acts as a remote basestation, extending the...
Posted by BenN, on Nov 8, 2004 at 11:55 PM, in Networking
There`s a whole bunch of them in the Ginza store... 3,124 Views / 53 Replies  
There`s a whole bunch of them in the Ginza store here in Tokyo. The ground floor is full of demo models (17" and 20"), while the internet cafe on the 4th floor has replaced the G4 iMacs with new 17"...
Posted by BenN, on Oct 6, 2004 at 07:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
This subject is covered at cubeowner.com... 1,049 Views / 15 Replies  
This subject is covered at cubeowner.com (http://www.cubeowner.com).

There is a fix, as you will see.
Posted by BenN, on Oct 4, 2004 at 08:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hate to go against the flow, but for me, the 15"... 24,199 Views / 300 Replies  
Hate to go against the flow, but for me, the 15" is a better machine.

I bought a rev.A 12" in Spring last year, and sold it in September `03 for a 15" rev.A. When the latter was briefly in an...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 10, 2004 at 04:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Oh Hay Guys! 664 Views / 13 Replies  
RUN!

Its Richard Simmons!


:P



p.s. Congrats on your new geek toy; hope you enjoy it.
Posted by BenN, on Sep 9, 2004 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Mmm. Must mean there`s secretly something wrong... 2,694 Views / 14 Replies  
Mmm. Must mean there`s secretly something wrong with it, and they want to find out if you`ve found the fault yet.....

:P
Posted by BenN, on Sep 8, 2004 at 04:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
BlueTooth rocks; the lack of wires is definitely... 1,050 Views / 20 Replies  
BlueTooth rocks; the lack of wires is definitely worth it.

Apple`s BT keyboard is OK, but for the mouse I prefer the Logitech MX900 Bluetooth Optical Mouse...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 7, 2004 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sounds like a great way to give them feedback. ... 2,694 Views / 14 Replies  
Sounds like a great way to give them feedback.

It sounds to me like Apple are trying to get an idea of potential demand for the new iMac, apart from actual orders placed.
Posted by BenN, on Sep 7, 2004 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use one of these, with a 3.5" Western Digital... 439 Views / 6 Replies  
I use one of these, with a 3.5" Western Digital drive:

OWC Mercury Elite Pro FireWire 800/400 + USB 2.0/1.1 Combo Case Kit (http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=5775&Item=OWCMEFW800)
Posted by BenN, on Sep 7, 2004 at 03:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Most impressive. :rolleyes: I`ve been in... 13,908 Views / 381 Replies  
Most impressive. :rolleyes:

I`ve been in uber-lurk mode, so don`t know these forums so well, but....

Is this the normal standard of debate here? Do people really care about the `popularity`...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 7, 2004 at 02:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
I recall someone called Ryan was equally emphatic... 2,170 Views / 33 Replies  
I recall someone called Ryan was equally emphatic about what Apple would or wouldn`t do; I`d be careful with your predictions if I were you.......


Well, for myself, I would probably get a cheapo...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 11:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes; if you do a fresh install, it pretty much... 513 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes; if you do a fresh install, it pretty much forces you to go through the Welcome setup (whether you want to or not).
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
rareflares - Before you started using the... 513 Views / 9 Replies  
rareflares -

Before you started using the new PB, did you do a wipe & fresh OS install?

IMHO its generally a good policy to do this with a new machine.
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 09:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
mmintler: My AlBook suffered a near-death... 1,252 Views / 18 Replies  
mmintler:

My AlBook suffered a near-death experience with a glass of chuhai (Japanese vodka + mixer). My experience at the time was similar to yours; the screen died, and then the machine crashed...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I would be interested in one of these as well,... 2,842 Views / 52 Replies  
I would be interested in one of these as well, but I`ve already got two of the Apple batteries; kind of hard to justify a third!
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 12:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Have you tried burning with a different brand of... 881 Views / 19 Replies  
Have you tried burning with a different brand of media?
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Powerbook Aluminum owners...some advice please? 1,437 Views / 23 Replies  
So in other words, don`t take your PB with you when you go climb Mt. Everest.

:D
Posted by BenN, on Sep 6, 2004 at 12:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My new keyboard from PB Parts.com... 856 Views / 11 Replies  
My new keyboard from PB Parts.com (http://www.pbparts.com) arrived yesterday:
http://homepage.mac.com/b_nicholson/.Pictures/Ars%20Technica/Newkeyboard.jpg

Installing wasn't too hard; the...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 4, 2004 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Glad it worked out. So are you going to buy... 566 Views / 10 Replies  
Glad it worked out.

So are you going to buy AppleCare now?
Posted by BenN, on Sep 2, 2004 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: The iMac is a premium-priced product; the 5200 is... 2,210 Views / 63 Replies  
The iMac is a premium-priced product; the 5200 is a bargain-bin component.

::shrug::

Its a bit lame, but par for the course for Apple.

However, Apple can fit a Radeon 9700 Mobility into the...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 1, 2004 at 09:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
So on the one hand, you`re upset that your... 566 Views / 10 Replies  
So on the one hand, you`re upset that your optical drive needs fixing, but on the other hand, an extended warranty (that would have covered the repair) is not worth it to you.

I think you need to...
Posted by BenN, on Sep 1, 2004 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My new keyboard is on the way; looking at the... 856 Views / 11 Replies  
My new keyboard is on the way; looking at the service manual, replacing the keyboard looks pretty fiddly, so I`m going to take it slow & careful this weekend. Wish me luck! :)

I plan to post...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 31, 2004 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks a lot - I`ll check those out. ... 856 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks a lot - I`ll check those out.

Frankly, I`m amazed that my PB works at all, considering the alcohol-and-sugary-liquid bath it got. At the time, I thought I`d killed it; it crashed hard, the...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 30, 2004 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the reply. I did a wipe &... 856 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks for the reply.

I did a wipe & reinstall of 10.3.5, but unfortunately it hasn`t solved these problems. I`m beginning to suspect that I need a new keyboard; interestingly, if I hold down the...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 30, 2004 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Drunken PowerBook - will an OS reinstall help? 856 Views / 11 Replies  
A few weeks ago, I split Chuhai (Japanese spirits & mixer) over my 15" AlBook`s keyboard & trackpad. Yes, I was an idiot, and have kicked myself many times since then.

Miraculously, after a few...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 30, 2004 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You might also want to consider getting a larger,... 925 Views / 20 Replies  
You might also want to consider getting a larger, faster hard drive.

IIRC, the 400MHz `Sawtooth` G4 came with a 10GB drive; this is really too small for using with OS X (swap requires minimum 10%...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 26, 2004 at 02:13 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I used to use an iBreeze... 1,212 Views / 25 Replies  
I used to use an iBreeze (http://www.macmice.com/ibreeze.html) for cooling my PB; now I use an iCurve. (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/icurve/)

If the whole point of the cooling is to...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 17, 2004 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For optimized performance generally, I recommend... 521 Views / 7 Replies  
For optimized performance generally, I recommend the following:

1) Run off mains power, with Energy Settings set to `Highest Performance`, with HDD not set to sleep.

2) Install as much RAM as...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 17, 2004 at 11:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Best bags out there . . . 13,057 Views / 53 Replies  
Another vote for Crumpler. for my 15" AlBook I use a black Base Toucher (http://www.crumplerusa.com/products/laptop/base_toucher.html), together with a Tucano Second Skin....
Posted by BenN, on Aug 17, 2004 at 02:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For a home server, Airport is OK for bandwidth.... 991 Views / 19 Replies  
For a home server, Airport is OK for bandwidth. Also, the Cube will take up to 120GB in HDD capacity; not too shabby, but it depends on the quantity of data you`re serving.

I think the size & lack...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 10, 2004 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
So far, it seems to be working OK - I installed... 8,523 Views / 148 Replies  
So far, it seems to be working OK - I installed it on my PowerBook, and also my Cube. But on the Cube, it seems to have killed the temperature utilities that worked perfectly happily under 10.3.4.
...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 10, 2004 at 12:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: Yeah, it is. I like to pretend its an external... 1,083,322 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Yeah, it is. I like to pretend its an external hard drive.

;)
Posted by BenN, on Aug 9, 2004 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Here's my 1.25" AlBook, and G4 Cube (home... 1,083,322 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here's my 1.25" AlBook, and G4 Cube (home server).

http://homepage.mac.com/b_nicholson/.Pictures/Ars%20Technica/Aug04-setup.jpg
Posted by BenN, on Aug 7, 2004 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I love my PB at home; but the IBM X30 ThinkPad at... 1,312 Views / 20 Replies  
I love my PB at home; but the IBM X30 ThinkPad at work is built like a tank. Its as small & light as a 12" PowerBook, but feels very `solid`, and appears capable of withstanding lots of abuse (not...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 6, 2004 at 04:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It all depends on what you want to use it for,... 1,044 Views / 21 Replies  
It all depends on what you want to use it for, and how much you value portability vs. other features.

I`ve used both 12" and 15" AlBooks since they were introduced, and I much prefer the 15". I...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 6, 2004 at 03:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Interesting read. I got a 2nd-hand Cube... 2,812 Views / 19 Replies  
Interesting read.

I got a 2nd-hand Cube recently, which had already been upgraded to 256MB of RAM, AirPort card, and 120GB 7200rpm Hitachi HDD.

I`m not planning to upgrade the CPU or GPU any...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 5, 2004 at 11:46 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Hard drive weirdness - is it the drive, or something else? 307 Views / 1 Replies  
For DV editing, I use a 200GB WD Caviar HDD (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=38) (7200rpm, 8MB cache) in an OWC Mercury Elite Pro...
Posted by BenN, on Apr 20, 2004 at 07:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mine was picked up from home by Apple Japan on... 557 Views / 14 Replies  
Mine was picked up from home by Apple Japan on Sunday, and delivered back, with a perfect display, on Thursday.
Posted by BenN, on Feb 24, 2004 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Another vote for Crucial. I've bought RAM... 1,224 Views / 22 Replies  
Another vote for Crucial.

I've bought RAM from them 4-5 times now, and never had a problem. Fast delivery, reliable RAM.

Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for in this case......
Posted by BenN, on Dec 10, 2003 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Back on topic :) I've owned both the 12"... 2,181 Views / 25 Replies  
Back on topic :)

I've owned both the 12" AlBook (rev.A) and also the 15" AlBook. Here's my take on it:

It really depends on what you use the computer for. For casual stuff (e-mail, browsing,...
Posted by BenN, on Nov 27, 2003 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 15" AlBook also has uneven illumination, with... 1,092 Views / 24 Replies  
My 15" AlBook also has uneven illumination, with the left 1/3 noticeably brighter than the centre & right side.

However, its only noticeable with a white background (I first noticed it while...
Posted by BenN, on Nov 27, 2003 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: <-- One very satisfied 15" AlBook owner (no... 1,534 Views / 14 Replies  
<-- One very satisfied 15" AlBook owner (no defects). :)

I sold my rev.A 12" AlBook to fund the 15" purchase, and if anything the quality control in the 15" is a lot better:

- No wobble
-...
Posted by BenN, on Nov 18, 2003 at 07:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use a black Crumpler Base Toucher... 692 Views / 4 Replies  
I use a black Crumpler Base Toucher (http://www.crumplerusa.com/products/laptop/base_toucher.html) with my 15" AlBook.

It fits very nicely; as I'm paranoid, I keep my 'Book in a neoprene sleeve,...
Posted by BenN, on Nov 4, 2003 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
15" AlBook 1.25GHz 1GB RAM 80GB HDD... 711 Views / 20 Replies  
15" AlBook
1.25GHz
1GB RAM
80GB HDD (5400rpm, Hitachi)
SuperDrive
Backlit keyboard

MS Intellimouse Explorer
30GB iPod
80GB external drive (Barracuda IV 7200rpm), with FW400 enclosure
Posted by BenN, on Oct 29, 2003 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My new PowerBook shipped on 9th October (ordered... 2,189 Views / 31 Replies  
My new PowerBook shipped on 9th October (ordered on September 20th), so it was waiting for me when I got back from holiday last week. I got the following: 15" 1.25GHz, 512MB RAM (single stick, plus...
Posted by BenN, on Oct 28, 2003 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Tim I'm moving to Osaka at the end of... 643 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi Tim

I'm moving to Osaka at the end of December, with my 15" AlBook!

Not sure about your question; I'm going to be living (initially at least) with my mother-in-law (not as bad as it...
Posted by BenN, on Oct 28, 2003 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure why some people are getting worse... 365 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm not sure why some people are getting worse framerates in the OS X version, compared with OS 9.1. I would suggest a reinstall.

Anyway, I get 67-69 fps @ 1024x768, and 85-88 fps @ 800x600 (in...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 28, 2001 at 01:09 PM, in Gaming
To get Q3A to take advantage of a second CPU, do... 278 Views / 2 Replies  
To get Q3A to take advantage of a second CPU, do the following:

1) Open the console (hit the 'tilde' key, looks like this: ~ )
2) Type: r_smp 1
3) Hit return
4) Close console

That's it!

[...
Posted by BenN, on Aug 28, 2001 at 01:03 PM, in Gaming
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