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Someone also mentioned this claim ticket policy... 537 Views / 7 Replies  
Someone also mentioned this claim ticket policy on the Ars Technica MacAch forum here:

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8300945231/m/255005523931?r=317001853931#317001853931
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Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 25, 2008 at 02:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Its not too bad, I switch to full screen mode for... 3,016 Views / 87 Replies  
Its not too bad, I switch to full screen mode for Photoshop and Illustrator and then use virtual desktops for multi-tasking. I only use the PB when traveling to client sites, and even then I bring...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 24, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well, this is a good thing for my wallet. I'm... 3,016 Views / 87 Replies  
Well, this is a good thing for my wallet. I'm purchasing a condo later this year, so it will allow me enough buffer room to build up the finances in order to afford a new MacBook and the CS3 Suite. ...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 24, 2006 at 06:33 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You think Apple will be using these hybrid hard... 1,877 Views / 27 Replies  
You think Apple will be using these hybrid hard drives in their new Intel PowerMacs?
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 8, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with your assesment of Apple's history... 1,877 Views / 27 Replies  
I agree with your assesment of Apple's history w.r.t. announcements vs. shipping, except since the transitiion has begun that delay has been nullified. The Intel iMacs shipped the day announced,...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 8, 2006 at 11:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
The quad-core Xeon. I thought that was for... 1,877 Views / 27 Replies  
The quad-core Xeon. I thought that was for servers, but they might be very nice for a high end desktop. They would be great for the Xserve, of which Apple has made no mention of its transition.
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 7, 2006 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't doubt it at all. In fact a lot of other... 1,877 Views / 27 Replies  
I don't doubt it at all. In fact a lot of other people think the very same thing, that the "Power Mac" or "Mac Pro" or whatever it's called will be announced at this year's WWDC and it will complete...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 7, 2006 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've got a good hunch as to when the Intel "Mac Pro" will be announced 1,877 Views / 27 Replies  
http://origin.arstechnica.com/journals/apple.media/wwdc.jpg

'Nuff said
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 7, 2006 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
From macshrine ("http://macshrine.com/) "Many... 9,579 Views / 164 Replies  
From macshrine ("http://macshrine.com/)
"Many apologies for the downtime, Apple Legal sent a DCMA to our hosts who then suspended us for most of the morning. We have now removed all mention of the...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 7, 2006 at 01:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
For all of those living in a fantasy that these... 9,579 Views / 164 Replies  
For all of those living in a fantasy that these particular pics are of a new video iPod (they are not by the way, they are fake through and through, a close look with the zoom in Photoshop will tell...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 5, 2006 at 04:01 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The reason you're hearing about those... 2,400 Views / 33 Replies  
The reason you're hearing about those significant speed increases is because of a G4 --> Intel Dual Core switch. The G5 is an excellent chip my Dual 2.7GHz is plenty fast for anything I throw at...
Posted by zoetrope, on Mar 5, 2006 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Becuase I need native performance out of... 4,825 Views / 65 Replies  
Becuase I need native performance out of Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.... I imagine there are a few other customers who need native performance from their pro apps as well, and don't have the luxury...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 18, 2006 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
The real question is, how often are you on the... 2,385 Views / 33 Replies  
The real question is, how often are you on the road or away from home and using your laptop? I'd say if its less than 30% of your total computing time, the iMac is certainly the best buy. If you're...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 15, 2006 at 02:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's very encouraging! 65 seconds under... 67,993 Views / 767 Replies  
That's very encouraging! 65 seconds under emulation is quite fast. Nice. That's a little under twice the time I clocked on my dual 2.7= 39 seconds...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 15, 2006 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No application gets a "speed bump" from... 67,993 Views / 767 Replies  
No application gets a "speed bump" from emulation. That is impossible and BS!
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 14, 2006 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iLife is a bargain compared to Windows equivalent... 9,193 Views / 158 Replies  
iLife is a bargain compared to Windows equivalent software of the same quality. And to those who are purchasing iLife software within 60 days of a MacWorld keynote, I have some news for you. You...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 13, 2006 at 10:46 PM, in Applications
Anybody that's thinking about buying the current... 67,993 Views / 767 Replies  
Anybody that's thinking about buying the current Rev A of the MacBookPro (which should go without saying) might give pause before you twitch that card out of your wallet. Trust me, those of us who...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 12, 2006 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, if that was the case, you would think Apple... 67,993 Views / 767 Replies  
Well, if that was the case, you would think Apple would boast about that on their MBP website. I'm sure that battery life will vary with use and depends a lot on the settings. Still, I find it very...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 12, 2006 at 02:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not sure if this will stop you from camping... 67,993 Views / 767 Replies  
I'm not sure if this will stop you from camping or not, but the new MacBook Pro's battery life isn't anywhere near 4.5-5 hours. More like 3.

MacBook Pro battery life meh...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jan 12, 2006 at 01:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
O'Grady is an idiot, often wrong, uses conjecture... 9,277 Views / 80 Replies  
O'Grady is an idiot, often wrong, uses conjecture as fact, relies on hyperbole to gain attention, and is high on my list of cretins who will be ignored. He's somewhere between Paul Thurott and Rob...
Posted by zoetrope, on Dec 9, 2005 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would agree with Cadaver, unplug everything and... 659 Views / 13 Replies  
I would agree with Cadaver, unplug everything and let if run for a while. Also, the 400GB drive you have in your PM, did you install that drive? Is it the only internal drive, and was that a build...
Posted by zoetrope, on Dec 4, 2005 at 08:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I can't tell you what to do, but I would highly... 659 Views / 13 Replies  
I can't tell you what to do, but I would highly suggest that you do take the PM into the apple store to have it checked out, and if need be replaced. You should not put up with constant kernel...
Posted by zoetrope, on Dec 4, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
A kernel panic every couple of months is not... 659 Views / 13 Replies  
A kernel panic every couple of months is not normal either, so the fact that they've only increased with the 3rd party RAM indicates another problem. And the fact that you've reinstalled the OS and...
Posted by zoetrope, on Dec 4, 2005 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes there is. Holding the Control Key while... 465 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes there is. Holding the Control Key while clicking with a one button mouse is the equivalent of right clicking with a multi button mouse. So, to save to another location other than the default...
Posted by zoetrope, on Nov 29, 2005 at 02:03 PM, in macOS
You can change the default download location in... 465 Views / 6 Replies  
You can change the default download location in Safari by going into Prefernces and changing it there. If you want to save a download to a folder other than your default location, right click on the...
Posted by zoetrope, on Nov 29, 2005 at 01:36 PM, in macOS
I have a 20" ACD and if I am using my Rev C.... 1,699 Views / 27 Replies  
I have a 20" ACD and if I am using my Rev C. 1.33GHz 12" PB w/ miniDVI out to the ACD, the fan is running nearly constantly. I used the 12" PB as my primary computer before I purchased a PowerMac,...
Posted by zoetrope, on Nov 27, 2005 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm talking about these miserable times. And I'm... 44,455 Views / 292 Replies  
I'm talking about these miserable times. And I'm doubting the validity of yours :stick:
Posted by zoetrope, on Nov 16, 2005 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep, that would be about twice as fast. Now, I... 44,455 Views / 292 Replies  
Yep, that would be about twice as fast. Now, I believe reality has caught up to Apple marketing, and they could technically and morally claim that the PM Quad is the fastest desktop around. And now...
Posted by zoetrope, on Nov 13, 2005 at 07:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
I own the Rev C 12" PB, and have been using it... 803 Views / 11 Replies  
I own the Rev C 12" PB, and have been using it extensively both at home and on the road. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. If you do any audio / video editing, then the 15"...
Posted by zoetrope, on Oct 20, 2005 at 03:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I smell a troll, and a bad liar as well. ... 1,339 Views / 37 Replies  
I smell a troll, and a bad liar as well.

EDIT: Oh, and yes there are a lot of people like YOU! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll)
Posted by zoetrope, on Oct 20, 2005 at 02:31 PM, in macOS
Wow, that is totally contradictory to what this... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
Wow, that is totally contradictory to what this page states on Apple's site

http://www.apple.com/mightymouse/specs.html



But you're right, the troubleshooting doc states that in 10.3.9 the...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 9, 2005 at 06:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You're in the right panel in Sys Prefs, did you... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
You're in the right panel in Sys Prefs, did you install the software that came with the mouse?
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 9, 2005 at 06:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Alright, after nearly two days of solid use with... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
Alright, after nearly two days of solid use with the MM, and after a year of using the Logitech MX700, here's my final impressions. And why I've switched to using the Mighty Mouse over the Logitech....
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 4, 2005 at 12:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well it looks like the crazies over at Ars was... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
Well it looks like the crazies over at Ars was willing to burn $50 and take the Mighty Mouse apart, they've got pictures, and yes...there's a speaker inside!

The guts of the Mighty Mouse...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 3, 2005 at 10:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's correct. As long as your left finger is... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
That's correct. As long as your left finger is touching the left button area, the right click will not register. I've been moving my finger over the 'scrollball/middle-click' area when right...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 3, 2005 at 08:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You know what, you're right. I never realized... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
You know what, you're right. I never realized this because I never thought about it before, but every time I right click, my index finger is either over the scroll wheel (or now scroll ball) or I...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 2, 2005 at 07:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The gap is there when you are operating the... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
The gap is there when you are operating the scroll ball. Its pressure sensitive, and the gap exists whether you're pressing it down as a button, or scrolling it in any direction. However, when the...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 2, 2005 at 07:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That is correct. No need to lift a finger when... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
That is correct. No need to lift a finger when either clicking left or right. Instead of touch sensitive Apple should be promoting this mouse as pressure sensitive instead.
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 2, 2005 at 06:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Alright, its taken me two hours to get one, but I... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
Alright, its taken me two hours to get one, but I was able to snag the last one at the Apple Store in the Bellevue Galleria. The U Village store had a shipment in this morning but sold out in an...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 2, 2005 at 05:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm headin' down to my local Apple Store in... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
I'm headin' down to my local Apple Store in approximately one hour. I'll try it out (and buy it if I like it), and report back to the 'NNers unless someone beats me to it. Curse you full time...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 2, 2005 at 02:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bluetooth schmuetooth, I'm suprised no one cares... 16,454 Views / 280 Replies  
Bluetooth schmuetooth, I'm suprised no one cares about the 360 degree scrolling capabilities. I don't know of another mouse that can do this yet, and for graphics work I can see how this would be...
Posted by zoetrope, on Aug 2, 2005 at 01:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Windows Vista..yesterday's technology for... 2,052 Views / 71 Replies  
Windows Vista..yesterday's technology for tomorrow's world...or 2007 maybe?

http://www.elementcc.com/images/vista_cruiser.jpg

1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser.
Its all in the name baby!
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 22, 2005 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Windows Vista...yesterday's technology for... 861 Views / 3 Replies  
Windows Vista...yesterday's technology for tomorrow's world...or in 2007...maybe

http://www.elementcc.com/images/vista_cruiser.jpg
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 22, 2005 at 04:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dual 2.7 GHz, 2.5GB of memory, PS CS 2, OS 10.4.2... 44,455 Views / 292 Replies  
Dual 2.7 GHz, 2.5GB of memory, PS CS 2, OS 10.4.2

39 seconds
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 18, 2005 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
I also found the Safari window positioning very... 2,859 Views / 54 Replies  
I also found the Safari window positioning very irksome as well, but I found an answer. It costs a little bit, but its totally worth it.

Saft (http://haoli.dnsalias.com/Saft/)
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 11, 2005 at 11:52 PM, in macOS
I would expect that a PM rev D w/ the dual core... 5,125 Views / 21 Replies  
I would expect that a PM rev D w/ the dual core G5s to be announced at the Macworld in SF in January. And I would also expect for that to be the last revision for the PowerMacs until Apple has...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 11, 2005 at 11:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Umm, I thought Mac OS X 10.5 was going to be... 25,129 Views / 224 Replies  
Umm, I thought Mac OS X 10.5 was going to be called Leopard?
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 7, 2005 at 05:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
No, I didn't add a fan. So if the Mac version of... 1,744 Views / 38 Replies  
No, I didn't add a fan. So if the Mac version of the 9600XT is fanless, why would I need to add a fan?
Posted by zoetrope, on Jul 1, 2005 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Lateralus, thank you very much, particularly for... 1,744 Views / 38 Replies  
Lateralus, thank you very much, particularly for the quick response! I'm using ATIcellerator II, and have overclocked my 9650 to just a hair under 9600XT speeds, about +25% for proc and +10% for...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jun 30, 2005 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
So I have a question, and possibly Lateralus... 1,744 Views / 38 Replies  
So I have a question, and possibly Lateralus might be able to answer this. Is the 9600XT better for graphics apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign? I have a Dual 2.7 w/ the standard 9650. I...
Posted by zoetrope, on Jun 30, 2005 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
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