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ethernet dropping 536 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a strange issue. My Mac Mini ethernet keeps dropping after several hours. The network preference panel just states that there is no device plugged into the port despite that the router gets...
Posted by supernature, on Dec 28, 2009 at 03:05 AM, in Networking
Overall I like the Viewsonic. Pros: #of... 117,510 Views / 401 Replies  
Overall I like the Viewsonic.

Pros: #of Audio/Video inputs, price, design
Cons: Viewing angle (too much color shift horizontally, and shift in contrast vertically), No tilt
Posted by supernature, on Nov 4, 2006 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
http://idisk.mac.com/tae/Public/macmini.jpg 117,510 Views / 401 Replies  
http://idisk.mac.com/tae/Public/macmini.jpg
Posted by supernature, on Nov 3, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
G4 Mini doesn't handle HDTV resolution very well.... 1,357 Views / 11 Replies  
G4 Mini doesn't handle HDTV resolution very well. I used my PowerBook g4 1.5ghz on my TV (as second display), and watching HDTV was choppy, but watchable after getting some used to.

I'd upgrade...
Posted by supernature, on Nov 3, 2006 at 02:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
FYI. You can hook up the digitial cable box to... 493 Views / 4 Replies  
FYI. You can hook up the digitial cable box to the mini via Firewire and capture the streaming video data. The video stream that comes out is whatever channel the digital cable box is on. It's...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 20, 2006 at 08:53 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Fixing the computer myself isn't a big deal for... 561 Views / 8 Replies  
Fixing the computer myself isn't a big deal for me. Taking apart the Mini was an adventure. Anyway, I'm very skeptical of all geniuses and helpdesk, because so far 99% of the time they were...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 15, 2006 at 07:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Too lazy to post pics so.. Mini 1.66 duo... 117,510 Views / 401 Replies  
Too lazy to post pics so..

Mini 1.66 duo (w/Superdrive), 2gig RAM, 250 external Firewire

Tucked in the one of the shelves in my 4 foot wide TV stand.
Optical out to a Pioneer Receiver (5...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 15, 2006 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hopefully a happy ending story for my Mini 561 Views / 8 Replies  
So, it all started from day one when I got the Mini duo core. First thing I did when I got the mini was did all the software updates.

First signs of problems. It wasn't waking from sleep. Then...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 15, 2006 at 01:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the replies.... I think I found my... 1,077 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the replies.... I think I found my problem. So this post will end. It was hardware related and not software.... damaged PRAM battery.
Posted by supernature, on Sep 14, 2006 at 11:18 PM, in Mac OS X
So, here's an ineresting turn of events for me. ... 1,077 Views / 4 Replies  
So, here's an ineresting turn of events for me. I reinstalled the OS but did not upgrade to 10.4.7. And I have no issues yet, though it's only been 12 hours since it's been on.
Posted by supernature, on Sep 14, 2006 at 12:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Kernel Panic - always a Page Fault 1,077 Views / 4 Replies  
Okay, so I am 99% sure I have a hardware issue - bad memory.

Question - Could it still be a OS X bug or a software memory leak?

Now, I've come to teh conclusion that it's a specific "task" or...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 14, 2006 at 02:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: 1. iRecord - a very basic Tivo like recorder for... 204,870 Views / 557 Replies  
1. iRecord - a very basic Tivo like recorder for use mostly with digital cable set top boxes.
2. VLC - the best media player to playback the streaming mpeg that iRecord captures and has a robust...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 11, 2006 at 10:22 PM, in Applications
okay, well, i just encountered the same problem I... 595 Views / 4 Replies  
okay, well, i just encountered the same problem I think you're having... maybe. For some reason iRecord is still recording my programs, but the Finder can't see them. When I did an immediate event...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 9, 2006 at 12:21 AM, in Applications
have u tried just doing a new immediate event to... 595 Views / 4 Replies  
have u tried just doing a new immediate event to manually start recording off the bat?
Posted by supernature, on Jun 5, 2006 at 09:17 PM, in Applications
iRecord 595 Views / 4 Replies  
After a failed attempt of trying to use other software that was created from Apple's Firewire SDK to record HDTV straight from the cable box, I thought I had a non-working cable box. Fortunately, I...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 3, 2006 at 09:00 AM, in Applications
Express Card, the eventual replacement for high... 67,297 Views / 767 Replies  
Express Card, the eventual replacement for high speed data transfer instead of having a locked in FW800 port. I'm assuming FW400 is still on there, b/c what good is iMovie if you can't transfer...
Posted by supernature, on Jan 11, 2006 at 05:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
One more thing... I remember when the... 67,297 Views / 767 Replies  
One more thing...

I remember when the PowerBook first came out, a lot of people didn't know it was a Mac.
Posted by supernature, on Jan 10, 2006 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The transitional laptop 67,297 Views / 767 Replies  
After a few months, if the MacBook name still sounds strange, then I think they should rename it. The good thing is that this is the transitional laptop for Apple. Well, meaning, that they could...
Posted by supernature, on Jan 10, 2006 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Full Screen 40,005 Views / 443 Replies  
Full Screen option - similar to that of how Windows does it, but in better style. Something of a cross between FrontRow, DVD player (fullscreen), QT player (fullscreen), and Opera (full screen...
Posted by supernature, on Nov 1, 2005 at 01:26 AM, in Mac OS X
Mac mini vs Dell mini 17,645 Views / 221 Replies  
Mac mini vs Dell mini
So here's my comparison of the two

Mac mini = $826
Dell 4700c = $917

Apple vs Dell
1.42ghz G4 vs P4 2.8ghz
Dell 17" s model vs Dell 17" c model
stereo out jack vs 5.1
Posted by supernature, on Jan 19, 2005 at 12:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
External Maxtor issues with iMac 332 Views / 0 Replies  
Hmm... Bizarre... did i do something wrong?

I use an external Maxtor 5000DV external Firewire hard drive, and have been using it well with my iBook G3. Today, I wanted to hook it up to my iMac G4...
Posted by supernature, on Nov 23, 2004 at 01:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Dropouts 3,327 Views / 50 Replies  
From my own dropout experience, it had to do with the way my old WIFI ibook was communicating with my non-Apple g router. There were no skips after I set my router to a fixed transmission rate. And...
Posted by supernature, on Aug 25, 2004 at 02:48 AM, in Networking
iPod volume problem 423 Views / 0 Replies  
I have the firewire iPod (pre-Dock). I don't know if all iPods, including Mini, suffer from this. But here is my annoyance (though I still love the thing).

It seems that my iPod suffers from...
Posted by supernature, on May 25, 2004 at 06:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Auxiliary inputs are on the rampage for iPod... 657 Views / 4 Replies  
Auxiliary inputs are on the rampage for iPod users. Basically, go to any car audio specialty place and they should have some limited selection of cables. If not, they can order one for you. ...
Posted by supernature, on May 20, 2004 at 11:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The AVI doesn't have anything to do with DV... ... 2,176 Views / 15 Replies  
The AVI doesn't have anything to do with DV... They are both digital videos. They use the same CCD, so picture quality is the exact same. The AVI sounds like the camera has an additional format it...
Posted by supernature, on May 20, 2004 at 11:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Roku like devices for iTunes etc. 541 Views / 5 Replies  
I was reading the descriptions and limitation of Roku's audio device for playing mp3, aac, wma, etc... over the wireless network, and found out that it doesn't support DRM AAC (protected AAC)...
Posted by supernature, on May 20, 2004 at 10:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iBook 800 and Volume Logic 795 Views / 12 Replies  
I've been using Volume Logic on my iBook for a while along with playing all my sound via a USB to optical sound output so I can listen to it on my surround receiver.

I get a few annoying dropouts...
Posted by supernature, on Dec 6, 2003 at 02:13 AM, in Applications
waiting for a price drop 2,115 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, I'm waiting for a price drop from Apple all around. I'd like to see the iBooks starting at $899 and maxing out at $1299 for a 14" or comparable size (ditch the 14 and go for widescreen 13...
Posted by supernature, on Oct 7, 2003 at 05:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
bigger screen is better 781 Views / 8 Replies  
I agree. The iBook should get a better screen. I would welcome either a brighter screen or a wide screen (both would be nice). It would be great to have the midpriced ibook to have a wide 13"...
Posted by supernature, on Oct 6, 2003 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
dlink di-624 problems with airport card 714 Views / 9 Replies  
I was wondering if anyone who bought a dlink di-624 (802.11g) wireless router have any problems with using it with Apple's Airport card (802.11b)?

I've used a previous dlink wireless router before...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 26, 2003 at 11:06 PM, in Networking
ditto on that pat++ 1,815 Views / 23 Replies  
A 1.1ghz ibook G3 with the bigger cache and faster bus is welcome anytime ... anytime soon that is. The 12" PowerBook, though G4, isn't all that much faster than my iBook 800mhz. Once I see 1.1ghz...
Posted by supernature, on Jul 21, 2003 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Using Xll 530 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't know Unix all that much, if it all... so I was wondering where can I find applications for Xll and how do you actually run them?

My basic question is how do I use X11 and besides for Unix...
Posted by supernature, on Feb 12, 2003 at 11:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Using Xll 431 Views / 1 Replies  
I don't know Unix all that much, if it all... so I was wondering where can I find applications for Xll and how do you actually run them?

My basic question is how do I use X11 and besides for Unix...
Posted by supernature, on Feb 12, 2003 at 09:13 PM, in Mac OS X
This would totally be cool, and hopefully Apple... 2,243 Views / 28 Replies  
This would totally be cool, and hopefully Apple will announce this at MWSF. Of course, not only a bluetooth mouse, but a bluetooth keyboard as well.

Only downside to that is the keyboard was a...
Posted by supernature, on Jan 5, 2003 at 05:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: Some are out already 858 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a Canon Lide30 scanner, and Canon came out with OS X drivers (for use with Photoshop) about a month or so ago.

Perhaps you're awaiting for their stand alone program. I think that should be...
Posted by supernature, on Oct 22, 2002 at 09:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sharing a printer with a PC. 403 Views / 0 Replies  
I want to share my printer that's attached to my Mac via USB to my PC on the network. I've actually managed to have the PC recognize there is a printer on the network by pointing to...
Posted by supernature, on Oct 21, 2002 at 12:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
S9000 944 Views / 12 Replies  
Great output. Best I've seen yet. Prints great photo quality pictures on their photo pro paper. Much better than any Epson or HP I've seen. Fast printer. Inks going and going.. haven't changed...
Posted by supernature, on Oct 21, 2002 at 12:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
bluetooth on phones 1,812 Views / 44 Replies  
<<In their current incarnations, bluetooth phones are a neat gimick. Bluetooth went in search of an application rather than the other way around. A much more compelling phone would be one that...
Posted by supernature, on Oct 18, 2002 at 10:25 PM, in Mac OS X
not stellar 1,159 Views / 22 Replies  
WC3 on my machine (867G4 w/ nVidia2MX) is not stellar either. It's playable except in large battle sequences. I think it drops to about 4fps all the way down to possibly 2fps in large battle...
Posted by supernature, on Sep 8, 2002 at 08:42 PM, in Applications
Well, i guess this is why Apple went with the... 3,857 Views / 76 Replies  
Well, i guess this is why Apple went with the large heat sinks for the new case. I guess they really had to cool that sucker down to get it running reliably at 1.25ghz.

That's pretty sad. I am...
Posted by supernature, on Aug 15, 2002 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Strange... I rebooted into Jaguar, and the Finder... 485 Views / 26 Replies  
Strange... I rebooted into Jaguar, and the Finder usage of the CPU is fine. I'm not getting that 95% usage anymore. It must have been a bug or something that caused the finder to use a lot of...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 19, 2002 at 08:30 PM, in Mac OS X
I take it back. There is no more interruption of... 364 Views / 10 Replies  
I take it back. There is no more interruption of sound on the Jaguar build. It usually happened before on OS 10.1.x whenever I use the internet. 10.1.5 fixed the issue where the iSub would be off...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 19, 2002 at 08:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, if there is a later build out, I certainly... 364 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, if there is a later build out, I certainly hope they added iSub support, as well as improving the output to the Pro Speakers, Soundsticks, and iSub.

iSub is quite annoying in OS X right now,...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 19, 2002 at 12:53 AM, in Mac OS X
Probably about branding as well, but I think more... 518 Views / 22 Replies  
Probably about branding as well, but I think more for simplicity.

One name for the email, IM, and local chat services. It has potential for other uses as well on the local side of things. iChat...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 18, 2002 at 03:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, I just hope it's not a feature. The CPU... 485 Views / 26 Replies  
Well, I just hope it's not a feature. The CPU load obviously adjusts itself when other apps are running, etc. If it's a bug, i guess they'll fix it. If it's supposed to be like that, then I'm not...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 18, 2002 at 03:34 PM, in Mac OS X
OS X 10.2 Finder is eating up CPU 485 Views / 26 Replies  
Jaguar is great. Best thing I've seen is smoother and faster scrolling. But one thing that really bugs me is that when the computer is sitting idle, the Finder is taking up 95% of my CPU.

At...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 18, 2002 at 02:42 AM, in Mac OS X
I don't know if someone mentioned this earlier or... 518 Views / 22 Replies  
I don't know if someone mentioned this earlier or not, but iChat is AIM + local network chat.

The Mac.com name, as someone mentioned earlier, only works with those who use the more recent version...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 18, 2002 at 02:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Canon S series printers are great. I have an... 503 Views / 38 Replies  
Canon S series printers are great. I have an S9000, and it's by far the best printouts I've seen. HP's tend to drown my papers in ink. Epson has problems with the ink drying out, and the prints...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 14, 2002 at 09:40 PM, in Mac OS X
This wasn't exactly meant to be a PC/Mac debate. ... 526 Views / 21 Replies  
This wasn't exactly meant to be a PC/Mac debate. I was just pointing out that Apple's prices are still a bit too high. But that's what makes Apple stay in black. But if Apple is going to go for...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 14, 2002 at 09:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Dell uses the built-in sloth - Intel graphics... 947 Views / 56 Replies  
The Dell uses the built-in sloth - Intel graphics card. It's configured with a 15"LCD monitor. The 1.7 Celery stick is probably slower than the 800mhz G4, but the G4 in the iMac is nothing to get...
Posted by supernature, on Jun 14, 2002 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
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