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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." French... 1,654 Views / 94 Replies  
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

French are too often brainwashed by their own propaganda. Spin is not an "America-only" phenomenon. Media companies are owned by people with an interest in...
Posted by VRL, on Feb 13, 2003 at 07:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Help someone else out. Just because. Make a... 622 Views / 41 Replies  
Help someone else out. Just because.

Make a list of everything that is good in my life ... and be grateful.

Work out/exercise.

Challenge myself to learn something new.

Picture myself, in...
Posted by VRL, on Feb 13, 2003 at 04:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
LOL That's the best comment I've read here... 420 Views / 5 Replies  
LOL

That's the best comment I've read here in a long time!
Posted by VRL, on Feb 12, 2003 at 04:24 AM, in Applications
Re: Almost a switcher; one last issue. 1,425 Views / 29 Replies  
No.
Posted by VRL, on Jan 31, 2003 at 09:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Macs are VERY stable. I own a few running Jaguar... 2,734 Views / 60 Replies  
Macs are VERY stable. I own a few running Jaguar and mine do not crash. The only kernel panic I've seen was due to cheap (bad) RAM. Replaced the RAM, no more problem.

Before installing software, I...
Posted by VRL, on Jan 27, 2003 at 04:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly. All my experiences with Apple have been... 2,914 Views / 42 Replies  
Exactly. All my experiences with Apple have been very pleasant :)
Love my GHz TiBook, and G4 desktop, and G3 desktop! Heck, I still have 4 old Macs (all given to me) that work great.
Posted by VRL, on Jan 16, 2003 at 03:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Netscape has the autofill feature. A good friend... 517 Views / 4 Replies  
Netscape has the autofill feature. A good friend of mine uses it/ loves it. (I haven't used it personally.)

Netscape gets criticized a lot, but it is actually becoming one of the better browsers...
Posted by VRL, on Jan 10, 2003 at 05:24 AM, in Applications
Re: any problems w/superdrive in powerbooks? 294 Views / 1 Replies  
No problems at all :)
Posted by VRL, on Jan 10, 2003 at 05:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you have any external devices connected? ... 813 Views / 12 Replies  
Do you have any external devices connected?

Our situation was quite different, but here goes anyway.

Recently, we figured out why we had intermittent "problems" with our TiBook. Sometimes, if...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 30, 2002 at 05:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Real is okay. It fills gaps. I still prefer to... 1,929 Views / 25 Replies  
Real is okay. It fills gaps. I still prefer to use QuickTime and do so most often.

The gaps:
Sites that only have Real content, which is a web developer problem, IMO. I'm thus "forced" to get...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 24, 2002 at 05:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Same here. I have no problems with fonts and find... 1,424 Views / 40 Replies  
Same here. I have no problems with fonts and find AW very stable. Have used it for about 4 years now.

As for office, I've used it some (on other peoples' computers of late) - highly overrated,...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 24, 2002 at 04:45 AM, in Applications
Yes. Working great with mail.app on G3 Powerbook.... 721 Views / 18 Replies  
Yes. Working great with mail.app on G3 Powerbook.

But PGP won't even launch on my G4 desktop. Unexpectedly quits immediately. :mad:
Anyone know of any incompatibilities??

As for usefulness of...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 15, 2002 at 07:28 AM, in Applications
Been running Jag on a Powerbook 400 with the same... 1,254 Views / 23 Replies  
Been running Jag on a Powerbook 400 with the same amount of RAM. It is the best OS I've ever used on it!

Can you be more specific?? What software are you using when you "crash"?
Posted by VRL, on Oct 7, 2002 at 02:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Z8 (BMW) 3,317 Views / 127 Replies  
Z8 (BMW)
Posted by VRL, on Oct 6, 2002 at 06:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
With all the bad reviews, I hesitated installing... 1,718 Views / 34 Replies  
With all the bad reviews, I hesitated installing Toast. Finally, I broke down, popped in the Titanium CD, installed in Classic, then immediately (after restarting Classic) ran the updater for 5.2....
Posted by VRL, on Oct 4, 2002 at 06:08 AM, in Applications
When I switched to Mac, some were making the same... 793 Views / 17 Replies  
When I switched to Mac, some were making the same argument you seem to be making now. Yet, here I am, a Mac user. (Haven't these "PC vs Mac" debates been done to death??)

Applications on my Mac...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 4, 2002 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well said. The U.S. democrat politicians are... 780 Views / 49 Replies  
Well said.

The U.S. democrat politicians are Saddam's best friends right now. The next attack on westerners will be after the upcoming U.S. elections.

It's obvious who here is a democrat -...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 1, 2002 at 11:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here are a few links that you all ought to visit:... 397 Views / 6 Replies  
Here are a few links that you all ought to visit:

http://cns.miis.edu/research/wmdme/iraq.htm

http://www.bullatomsci.org/issues/1992/a92/a92.albright.html
...
Posted by VRL, on Oct 1, 2002 at 06:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Frankly, I tend to always give a little slack to... 4,759 Views / 24 Replies  
Frankly, I tend to always give a little slack to anyone with a version 1.x piece of software. If you notice, when version 2 comes out (for most developers including Apple) many improvements are made....
Posted by VRL, on Sep 30, 2002 at 04:17 AM, in Applications
No problems here either. Picked up a Family Pack... 1,086 Views / 46 Replies  
No problems here either. Picked up a Family Pack (worked out to an upgrade of $50 each for four computers) and have had no problems. I work on the computers all day every day, with an occasional...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 28, 2002 at 06:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Some of us have Windows computers on a local... 704 Views / 12 Replies  
Some of us have Windows computers on a local network, and consider use of virus software a wise preventative measure. (Not all computer users are so considerate, I know.) Plus, if a Mac virus does...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 22, 2002 at 05:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks to Gimp-Print (Ghostscript), a whole lot... 406 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks to Gimp-Print (Ghostscript), a whole lot of printers are compatible! (Maybe get an older printer and save a few bucks ;) )

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/

Or check out the product...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 22, 2002 at 05:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Carefully click the bottom of the "vertical line"... 592 Views / 13 Replies  
Carefully click the bottom of the "vertical line" and drag to the right (and down). (Takes a steady hand.) The window expands back to whatever size you want. :)
Posted by VRL, on Sep 22, 2002 at 05:17 AM, in Applications
Ibson is right. Mount the drive (selecting... 283 Views / 3 Replies  
Ibson is right.

Mount the drive (selecting options to add any password to the keychain, unless you want a password entered every time). After the drive mounts, drag it to the Login Items (System...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 22, 2002 at 05:07 AM, in Mac OS X
Byrd is saying what he is because he is... 908 Views / 41 Replies  
Byrd is saying what he is because he is political, like the entire democratic party in the U.S. ... It's an election year, after all.

Frankly, one could also argue that the U.S. NEEDS to act to...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 20, 2002 at 05:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Did any of you see the little news item in the... 376 Views / 4 Replies  
Did any of you see the little news item in the September issue of Scientific American? (Relevant since Microsoft is mentioned by name in the actual report.)

"Software Bugs Cost U.S. Economy $59.6...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 20, 2002 at 05:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
BMW :D 760 Views / 41 Replies  
BMW :D
Posted by VRL, on Sep 16, 2002 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Long Kiss Goodnight Gladiator 1,114 Views / 61 Replies  
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Gladiator
Posted by VRL, on Sep 16, 2002 at 04:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: Best browser for jag? 977 Views / 22 Replies  
Frankly, iCab has been the best and fastest I've used for general browsing. If I don't use it, I use OmniWeb.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 15, 2002 at 04:26 PM, in Applications
Yes, it is possible. And easy. File ... Import... 497 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, it is possible. And easy. File ... Import ... Select music.
Drag it where you want it.

Or if you have QuickTime Pro (inexpensive), you can put sings back to back to back easily.

And I...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 15, 2002 at 03:04 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
About the only thing to stop MS ... users making... 905 Views / 9 Replies  
About the only thing to stop MS ... users making different choices.

So far, the DVD media I trust comes from Apple.

Has anyone tried to double-sided DVDs??...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 14, 2002 at 03:32 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Didn't notice any mention of this: How much RAM... 1,089 Views / 26 Replies  
Didn't notice any mention of this: How much RAM do you have? What kind of Mac?

No slowness for me with any of the apps. Not even with my G3 Powerbook. I also max out RAM whenever possible :)
Posted by VRL, on Sep 13, 2002 at 01:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Stopped booting into 9 long ago. No big deal. ... 2,192 Views / 89 Replies  
Stopped booting into 9 long ago. No big deal.

Third party developers need to get off their butts. The only reason I suspect some are not ... they are putting all resources into Microsoft...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 10, 2002 at 10:14 AM, in Mac OS X
iCal is running fine for me. Cool app. (G4 867,... 1,337 Views / 33 Replies  
iCal is running fine for me. Cool app. (G4 867, lots of haxies, etc)

FYI: Downloaded from Apple web site.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 10, 2002 at 09:42 AM, in Applications
Well put. -------------------------------- ... 3,018 Views / 149 Replies  
Well put.

--------------------------------
"A pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer." (T. Roosevelt)
Posted by VRL, on Sep 9, 2002 at 12:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Installed on G4 500 without a hitch. I'm loving... 3,769 Views / 28 Replies  
Installed on G4 500 without a hitch. I'm loving 10.2 :)
Posted by VRL, on Sep 7, 2002 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
[QUOTE]Originally posted by beetone: [B] ... 2,144 Views / 38 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by beetone:
[B]

Not true. In fact, we just backed up a shareware program (and associated data) using Backup. ... Why would you think that would be excluded?
Posted by VRL, on Sep 7, 2002 at 03:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes. I love it more each day :) And for... 393 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes. I love it more each day :)

And for those with more than one Mac, the Family Pack is a good deal.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 12:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Don't need an iPod to use audible. FYI. ... 438 Views / 5 Replies  
Don't need an iPod to use audible. FYI.

Started listening to books myself. I think audible has a good thing going. Options are always nice. :)
...Now I listen while I drive, work out, etc.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got it. Drop Drawers is also quite nice, but... 711 Views / 19 Replies  
Got it.

Drop Drawers is also quite nice, but the Spring Loaded Folder feature is not there yet either.

... I like that idea.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 10:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Are you sure this does not work? (Perhaps I... 711 Views / 19 Replies  
Are you sure this does not work? (Perhaps I misunderstand what you mean.)
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 08:50 AM, in Mac OS X
You need to call them, I'd say. We preorded two,... 414 Views / 7 Replies  
You need to call them, I'd say. We preorded two, the Family Pack was announced. We called Apple and canceled the preorder. Even though Apple had already sent the two, they still refunded the...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 08:47 AM, in Mac OS X
Why not just drag the folder to the dock. Then,... 711 Views / 19 Replies  
Why not just drag the folder to the dock. Then, click on the folder in the dock and hold. Up pops the contents of the folder.
Want to copy something to the folder? Just drag it to the dock folder...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 08:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Or a feature?? The Address Book works very... 14,770 Views / 210 Replies  
Or a feature??

The Address Book works very well finding addresses in Germany. Tried it out after reading this. Very handy.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 08:29 AM, in Mac OS X
You got that right. One of the best things:... 14,770 Views / 210 Replies  
You got that right.

One of the best things: My Axis print server (Epson 740) works again!!!!!
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 08:22 AM, in Mac OS X
What are you looking for? Have you searched eBay? 454 Views / 6 Replies  
What are you looking for? Have you searched eBay?
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 07:07 AM, in Mac OS X
iCal New GHz Powerbooks (w/Superdrive) :) ... 861 Views / 29 Replies  
iCal
New GHz Powerbooks (w/Superdrive) :)
Low-priced Email w/.mac
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 07:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thank you. I live in Europe, but have also lived... 790 Views / 34 Replies  
Thank you. I live in Europe, but have also lived in the U.S. many years. Have known a lot of good people on both continents, and don't mind living here or there. Both have good things, as well some...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 6, 2002 at 06:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
People are allowed to surf the internet while at... 347 Views / 5 Replies  
People are allowed to surf the internet while at work?!

Sure, I understand your points. I think it would still be helpful, esp when one is trying to help solve a problem, or weigh comments and...
Posted by VRL, on Sep 5, 2002 at 08:55 AM, in Feedback
Uninstalled SystemWorks from TiBook. When they... 281 Views / 1 Replies  
Uninstalled SystemWorks from TiBook. When they fix it, I may reinstall.
Posted by VRL, on Sep 5, 2002 at 07:14 AM, in Applications
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