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That was true until a few months ago. Not... 329 Views / 19 Replies  
That was true until a few months ago. Not anymore. Sony currently breaks even or makes a small profit on PS2 sales. This should continue until they drop the price. Of course they make big money on...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 7, 2002 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. This has nothing to do with the number of... 490 Views / 29 Replies  
1. This has nothing to do with the number of posts you have made. Your profile (http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=recent_user_posts&u=00022549) only lists ten of them; unlike...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 7, 2002 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This isn't anything new. Companies get caught... 326 Views / 5 Replies  
This isn't anything new. Companies get caught doing this all the time - especially Microsoft. Hell, an Apple employee attempted to convince people on these boards to buy new Power Macs just before...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 7, 2002 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Majesco Game Gear will not work with the TV... 554 Views / 17 Replies  
The Majesco Game Gear will not work with the TV Tuner. In fact, most Sega Game Gears won't work with it. Only the early Game Gears play nice with the TV Tuner. Sega removed the feature because so few...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 7, 2002 at 02:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you would look at Mykridia's previous posts,... 490 Views / 29 Replies  
If you would look at Mykridia's previous posts, you would see that he's a troll. (You'll have to use the search engine as his profile only lists about ten posts.)

And the battle system in Final...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 5, 2002 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably waiting for Palm to release a final... 315 Views / 9 Replies  
Probably waiting for Palm to release a final version of Palm Desktop for Mac OS X.

I wish they'd add support for Windows handhelds. Lack of Mac support for Pocket PC is one of the few things...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 3, 2002 at 05:23 PM, in Applications
The Apple menu should not become a menu extra.... 324 Views / 10 Replies  
The Apple menu should not become a menu extra. There are necessary options in the Apple menu that cannot be accessed any other way (hidden keyboard shortcuts and terminal commands don't count)....
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 3, 2002 at 04:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Ahhh, so it's one of those "priced for rental"... 430 Views / 25 Replies  
Ahhh, so it's one of those "priced for rental" video tapes. Wait a few months and Best Buy (or wherever you buy your videos) will sell it for $20.

Unless a movie is a huge success, the initial...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 1, 2002 at 04:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the... 315 Views / 9 Replies  
Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the point? Microsoft will release its own Entourage conduit for Palm Desktop for X and it will be free. Why do we need to pay for one?
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 1, 2002 at 04:22 AM, in Applications
For what it's worth, I disabled the preview panes... 479 Views / 11 Replies  
For what it's worth, I disabled the preview panes in Outlook Express, Entourage, and Outlook for Windows. Much better that way.
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 1, 2002 at 04:18 AM, in Applications
No, it isn't Mail, at least not in my case. I... 264 Views / 3 Replies  
No, it isn't Mail, at least not in my case. I went from using Outlook Express for Classic to Entourage X; I haven't touched Mail in months.

So why is Apple continually adding features to Mac OS X...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Mar 1, 2002 at 03:49 AM, in Mac OS X
PPP Dials Randomly 264 Views / 3 Replies  
This has been driving me crazy. From time to time, my computer will attempt to connect to the Internet for no apparent reason. This is annoying and a waste of money.

Other than disabling...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 05:57 AM, in Mac OS X
There are plenty of "compact... 501 Views / 7 Replies  
There are plenty of "compact stationwagon/hatchbacks" but not a single one will be confused with the Matrix. It has a unique design. It reminds me of the old iMac. Sure, it's a dated looking design,...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 03:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you just proved why WYSIWYG editors are... 489 Views / 30 Replies  
I think you just proved why WYSIWYG editors are necessary. Hand coding has its place, but it's a waste of time to only hand code. I know a number of places that won't hire anyone who boasts that he...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 03:15 AM, in Applications
It might have something to do with the fact that... 400 Views / 15 Replies  
It might have something to do with the fact that the codebase goes back fourteen years.

Even minor updates to QuarkXPress take a long time. Carbonization, to say the least, is not a minor update....
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 03:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Remember, Apple has a place where you can give... 238 Views / 2 Replies  
Remember, Apple has a place where you can give them suggesions (http://www.apple.com/macosx/feedback/).
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 02:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Now if only Apple would get rid of the stripes.... 636 Views / 21 Replies  
Now if only Apple would get rid of the stripes. Considering that none of Apple's current hardware is striped (besides the dated looking G3 iMacs) and the fact stripes are no longer cool (which is why...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 02:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Sorry, I forgot to mention one thing. I don't... 341 Views / 6 Replies  
Sorry, I forgot to mention one thing. I don't want a wireless keyboard because I don't want to worry about batteries.

As for your suggestions:
That Logitech keyboard has a Windows layout, which...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 28, 2002 at 02:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not every PC user. Sony computers are just as... 391 Views / 22 Replies  
Not every PC user. Sony computers are just as cool as Apple computers. I should know; I own a Power Mac G4 and a VAIO MX.

People who own Apple computers are cool. People who own Sony computers are...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 27, 2002 at 07:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The nerve of someone to buy a computer not from... 501 Views / 7 Replies  
The nerve of someone to buy a computer not from Apple.

Anyway, I think that the Matrix looks like something out of 1998 or 1999. Minimalism is cool now; the Matrix ain't minimal.

Now if only...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 27, 2002 at 06:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So no one knows of a good keyboard? 341 Views / 6 Replies  
So no one knows of a good keyboard?
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 27, 2002 at 06:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't see much point. The average user needs... 391 Views / 22 Replies  
I don't see much point. The average user needs Windows for exclusive apps and/or ease of use. Someone who prefers UNIX, Linux, BSD, BeOS, or another alternative operating system is likely to build...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 26, 2002 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some of the software Apple sells at it Education... 428 Views / 15 Replies  
Some of the software Apple sells at it Education Store is actually commerical software. Unless the product description describes the product as Academic, you're buying commercial.

Anyway, if...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 26, 2002 at 01:20 AM, in Applications
Sek, Quark 5 is a Classic-only app. You'll have... 393 Views / 9 Replies  
Sek, Quark 5 is a Classic-only app. You'll have to wait for version 5.5 for a Carbonized QuarkXPress.

Anyway, all we've heard from Umax is that Mac OS X drivers are in development. No word on...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 26, 2002 at 01:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Try Documents to Go Professional Edition... 305 Views / 3 Replies  
Try Documents to Go Professional Edition (http://www.dataviz.com/products/documentstogo/index.html).
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 26, 2002 at 12:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not quite. Everyone in Chicago (and everywhere... 818 Views / 61 Replies  
Not quite. Everyone in Chicago (and everywhere else in Illinois I've been to) calls it pop.

My mother is from New York. The first time she ordered a "soda" at a Chicago restaurant got a Coca-Cola...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 25, 2002 at 03:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Looking for a Good Keyboard 341 Views / 6 Replies  
(I posted this yesterday but that thread seems to have disappeared.)

The Apple USB Keyboard that came with my Power Mac was terrible. Some keys are half-size, some keys are in the wrong place, and...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 25, 2002 at 02:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Looking for a Good Keyboard 384 Views / 2 Replies  
The Apple USB Keyboard that came with my Power Mac was terrible. Some keys were missing, some keys were half-sized, and some keys were in the wrong place. It didn't take me long to replace this...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 24, 2002 at 06:50 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
So, does this leave Joe Barbera as the last... 427 Views / 21 Replies  
So, does this leave Joe Barbera as the last remaining cartoon director from that era?
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 23, 2002 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, not visionary - their early music is tends to... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
No, not visionary - their early music is tends to be shallow and lately Scott Ian Rosenfeld has become a left-wing nut, but they deserve more recognition.

Anthrax, along with Metallica and Slayer,...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 23, 2002 at 09:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, no one in Motley Crue died of a drug... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
Well, no one in Motley Crue died of a drug overdose. (Not permanently, anyway.)

I think Megadeth did more drugs than Motley Crue back then. But then again, no one in Megadeth ever put on lipstick.
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 23, 2002 at 09:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Too late. You already asked. I always... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
Too late. You already asked.

I always thought that The Ramones were the beginning of punk and anything before them was an influence on punk but not punk. (Sort of like Motorhead was not a thrash...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 23, 2002 at 09:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno. A number of music journalists have... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
I dunno. A number of music journalists have described Pearl Jam as "punk". Granted, they don't sound as punk as say, Anthrax (they're just as much punk as they are metal), but the punk influence is...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 23, 2002 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So, does this mean that the Flash 6 app will be... 622 Views / 19 Replies  
So, does this mean that the Flash 6 app will be good and not a typical Classic to Carbon hack?
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 23, 2002 at 08:40 AM, in Applications
Nothing punk about grunge? Then why were bands... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
Nothing punk about grunge? Then why were bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana considered "punk" before the term grunge was coined? Grunge was an evolution of punk.

Anthrax + drugs - metal - haircuts -...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 22, 2002 at 04:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is there a reason why Microsoft has not offered... 266 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there a reason why Microsoft has not offered Mac support for Windows handhelds? One of the reasons I am still using a Palm IIIxe is because I can sync with both my VAIO and my Power Mac. (Or at...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 07:48 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Bill O'Reilly interviewed Gene Simmons a few... 407 Views / 7 Replies  
Bill O'Reilly interviewed Gene Simmons a few months ago. Most of the interview was about terrorism and what to do about it. They agreed on everything.

If Bill chose to talk about sex or religion,...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suppose incredible is a subjective term. Punk,... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
I suppose incredible is a subjective term. Punk, however, is not. Grunge bands were simply punk bands who didn't bath and/or cut and comb their hair.

I fail to see what made Kurt Kobain a great...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The way I see it, Kurt and co. wrote shallow drug... 916 Views / 75 Replies  
The way I see it, Kurt and co. wrote shallow drug music. Nothing special about that. There are plenty of bands doing that. What set him apart from everyone else who did this was that he was an...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 03:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bill O'Reilly and Steve Jobs, two people with... 407 Views / 7 Replies  
Bill O'Reilly and Steve Jobs, two people with gigantic egos who believe they're always right and refuse to listen to anyone else. Bill Maher and Geraldo Rivera also act this way.
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 03:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sony hasn't been pushing DVD+RW too hard. I'm... 387 Views / 4 Replies  
Sony hasn't been pushing DVD+RW too hard. I'm typing this from a Sony VAIO; it came with a DVD-RW drive. As far as I can tell, not a single Sony computer has DVD+RW drive.

I think the problem we...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's like the Olympics, but everyone's naked! ... 358 Views / 7 Replies  
It's like the Olympics, but everyone's naked!

Get it, X-Games! (Why isn't anyone laughing?)

Yes, that X certainly stands for eXtreme. In fact, it was called the Extreme Games until a few years...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 03:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A few years ago, I had a summer job working at a... 355 Views / 14 Replies  
A few years ago, I had a summer job working at a local school district (K-8) fixing computers and doing technology inventory. One of the schools had a closet filled with old Apple II, Macintosh, and...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 21, 2002 at 02:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It has an IR (or some sort of wireless port), but... 240 Views / 2 Replies  
It has an IR (or some sort of wireless port), but as far as I can tell, it's only for use with the remote control that came with it (the VAIO, not the Palm).

USB, serial, and ethernet (if I buy an...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 19, 2002 at 07:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Palm won't Sync 240 Views / 2 Replies  
I know, this is the MacNN Forums, but it's partially Apple's fault as to why Palm Desktop for Mac OS X still isn't available (other than the public beta).

After waiting long enough for Palm to...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 19, 2002 at 06:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
They've hinted that it will be available around... 299 Views / 6 Replies  
They've hinted that it will be available around May.

I think the question that we should also ask is whether it will be a good app or a typical Classic to Carbon hack.
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 7, 2002 at 04:15 AM, in Applications
I think he's talking about TinkerTool. It still... 309 Views / 5 Replies  
I think he's talking about TinkerTool. It still exists but no longer offer's a Trash on Desktop feature - you can blame Apple for that. The only good utility that puts a Trash icon on the Desktop is...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 7, 2002 at 04:07 AM, in Mac OS X
When will people learn? Petitions, especially... 710 Views / 20 Replies  
When will people learn? Petitions, especially ones from www.PetitionOnline.com, (http://www.PetitionOnline.com,) are ignored.

If you want Apple to add surround sound support to the Mac, write a...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Feb 7, 2002 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
A short update to my first impression: I was able... 597 Views / 11 Replies  
A short update to my first impression: I was able to get Shockwave Tetris to play. It seems that the problem is the slow framerate. The introduction must be viewed from beginning to end before the...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Jan 26, 2002 at 07:04 AM, in Applications
Just installed the Shockwave plugin. Early... 597 Views / 11 Replies  
Just installed the Shockwave plugin. Early impression: needs work.

I attempted to play Shockwave Tetris (http://www.shockwave.com/sw/content/tetris). The rollover sound effect played but the...
Posted by Adam Silver, on Jan 25, 2002 at 06:40 AM, in Applications
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