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Snow Leopard comes with 2.6.1, so I'm hoping it's... 2,530 Views / 3 Replies  
Snow Leopard comes with 2.6.1, so I'm hoping it's not 2.5 :)
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 11, 2011 at 09:20 PM, in macOS
FWIW, I just installed some Dell hardware for a... 1,290 Views / 8 Replies  
FWIW, I just installed some Dell hardware for a customer and the (business) desktops came with VGA-only video cards. All this just to keep the costs down.
Posted by EmmEff, on Jan 31, 2011 at 08:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ahh, my mistake. I thought it was the patent for... 2,127 Views / 21 Replies  
Ahh, my mistake. I thought it was the patent for the process of creating meaningless threads on a Mac forum.
Posted by EmmEff, on Jan 11, 2011 at 07:03 PM, in Applications
Be sure to make a separate thread about it. This... 2,127 Views / 21 Replies  
Be sure to make a separate thread about it. This one is going to be epic...
Posted by EmmEff, on Jan 11, 2011 at 11:48 AM, in Applications
So remove it... was it really necessary to... 2,127 Views / 21 Replies  
So remove it... was it really necessary to create a thread about it?
Posted by EmmEff, on Jan 11, 2011 at 09:07 AM, in Applications
Same goes for the XBox360. Many of the divx... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
Same goes for the XBox360. Many of the divx files I download don't play on it due to codec variances.
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:43 AM, in Applications
Definitely! I tried to use ffmpeg/ffmpegX on... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
Definitely! I tried to use ffmpeg/ffmpegX on Linux and OS X mostly but tried everything else that was available and free. I cannot believe how cocked up this stuff is. What baffled me is that the...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 26, 2010 at 08:27 AM, in Applications
It was always a toss-up whether the generated... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
It was always a toss-up whether the generated H.264 file would work... I've wasted too much time on this crap. I wish I never had to see it again.
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM, in Applications
I hear ya, cgc. I used to divx encode my MythTV... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
I hear ya, cgc. I used to divx encode my MythTV recordings from my Linux box to playback on my XBox 360. I had the same poor luck with finding the right combination of settings to create a...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 25, 2010 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
It's also a paid app, but I guess if you need it... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
It's also a paid app, but I guess if you need it badly...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 25, 2010 at 11:22 AM, in Applications
I understand but it is the topic of the thread.... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
I understand but it is the topic of the thread. Given the fact that most movies and TV shows downloaded are in divx format, there are a lot of users that still want it. It's sort of a lowest common...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 25, 2010 at 05:38 AM, in Applications
I'm pretty sure we established earlier in the... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
I'm pretty sure we established earlier in the thread that handbrake no longer supports divx encoding.
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 24, 2010 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
I haven't tried this yet but am planning on... 937 Views / 29 Replies  
I haven't tried this yet but am planning on installing the command-line utility ffmpeg from any of the ports "suites" and using that. Should be possible to wrap some Automator script around this anc...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 24, 2010 at 10:50 PM, in Applications
Jeronimo2000, nice idea, but that's not what was... 1,493 Views / 4 Replies  
Jeronimo2000, nice idea, but that's not what was asked for.

The OP wants to VNC to (presumably) a PC running the smart board software from his/her iPad. That gives them the option to walk around...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 19, 2010 at 02:33 PM, in iOS Apps
Which VNC app are you referring to as "VNC"? I... 1,493 Views / 4 Replies  
Which VNC app are you referring to as "VNC"? I have the paid version of Mocha VNC on my iPad and can try some functionality if you wish.
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 19, 2010 at 09:09 AM, in iOS Apps
This might be the winner. 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
This might be the winner.
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 31, 2010 at 07:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is this an old GTO or the new GTO? If the... 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
Is this an old GTO or the new GTO? If the former, I love old nostalgia but turning corners is much cooler :)
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed. It's good to finally see something... 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
Agreed. It's good to finally see something domestic back in the thick of things again.
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not saying I wouldn't drive (and enjoy one)... 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
I'm not saying I wouldn't drive (and enjoy one) but they just don't seem to have the same panache as they once did...
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll probably never play in the $100k space... 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
I'll probably never play in the $100k space either, but I totally agree with you.

Hell, I can have fun in my Honda Accord on a good road. I can only imagine it's a much better experience in a...
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right now, I've got Clinique at the top and BMW... 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
Right now, I've got Clinique at the top and BMW at the bottom...

Oh, and Lincoln doesn't make luxury cars anymore :)
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You might want to find an older amp/integrated... 1,053 Views / 33 Replies  
You might want to find an older amp/integrated amp/receiver at a garage sale... anything new is probably going to be more $$$ than you're willing to spend to enjoy some nostalgia.
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm a cheap f*ck so there's little chance I'd... 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
I'm a cheap f*ck so there's little chance I'd spend $300k on a car even if I could afford it but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate them... and I wouldn't buy a car to impress anybody but myself.
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 29, 2010 at 11:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anything offered by Maybach 6,512 Views / 225 Replies  
Anything offered by Maybach
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I tried NetNewsWire for a while and went back to... 2,821 Views / 6 Replies  
I tried NetNewsWire for a while and went back to using Google Reader.
Posted by EmmEff, on Aug 29, 2010 at 07:33 PM, in Applications
Select all messages in iPad Mail? 1,621 Views / 0 Replies  
Is there a shortcut for selecting all messages in iPad mail? It's very tedious deleting dozens of emails by selecting them individually.
Posted by EmmEff, on Jun 7, 2010 at 08:45 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
So what happens when I feed a 1080p signal from a... 4,561 Views / 18 Replies  
So what happens when I feed a 1080p signal from a Blu-Ray player into a 27" iMac? With the difference in the screen resolution, will the iMac upscale the picture or do I get window boxing? Anybody...
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think 60C is high considering there's no load... 946 Views / 7 Replies  
I think 60C is high considering there's no load (Mail.app, Safari and iTunes all sitting idle). I've read of others with as low as 40C as their idle temp on the SAME configuration (2.16GHz C2D). My...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 31, 2009 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the followup. I should've mentioned... 946 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the followup. I should've mentioned that this is the first thing I looked at. At the top of the sorted list is Activity Monitor itself. There is nothing else running in the background...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 31, 2009 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Why has my MBP 15" started running hot? 946 Views / 7 Replies  
Late 2006 model. 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 320GB Seagate 5400rpm installed a year or so ago.

iStat Nano reports both fans running (speed up and slow down based on system load), idle CPU temp...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 30, 2009 at 11:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hewlett Packard, and presumably others aside from... 4,561 Views / 18 Replies  
Hewlett Packard, and presumably others aside from Apple, offer displays with DisplayPort inputs, which would lead me to believe that at least one PC has a DisplayPort output.

Unfortunately, it...
Posted by EmmEff, on Oct 27, 2009 at 10:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
You might want to have a look at this... 836 Views / 3 Replies  
You might want to have a look at this (http://forums.macnn.com/82/applications/389093/ibank-vs-cha-ching-vs-moneydance/) thread.
Posted by EmmEff, on Apr 1, 2009 at 11:56 AM, in Applications
Sorry, I meant VMware Workstation... 902 Views / 10 Replies  
Sorry, I meant VMware Workstation (http://vmware.com/products/ws/).



And they both are missing features that are found in VMware Workstation...



There are far less users "paying" for the...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 31, 2009 at 10:27 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
VMware Fusion will not be free, the same way... 902 Views / 10 Replies  
VMware Fusion will not be free, the same way VMware Professional (for Linux & Windows) is not free. It is a niche product and it costs VMware proportionally more to maintain it as they do not have...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 31, 2009 at 09:00 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
It's a Linux specific bug... and only certain... 1,983 Views / 11 Replies  
It's a Linux specific bug... and only certain Linux dists/kernels are affected. There is an CentOS VM-specific kernel in one of the testing repos that addresses the problem.
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 24, 2009 at 03:46 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
And the installed version of the kernel headers... 1,983 Views / 11 Replies  
And the installed version of the kernel headers must match the version of the running kernel...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 23, 2009 at 07:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
This setting changes only the site used for... 11,842 Views / 14 Replies  
This setting changes only the site used for research (the "Research Selected" item in the Actions drop-down in the portfolio screen)

This thread...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 22, 2009 at 03:52 PM, in Applications
You're kidding, right? I'm glad the base... 1,983 Views / 11 Replies  
You're kidding, right? I'm glad the base distribution doesn't bloat itself with the compiler, libraries, and the rest of the toolchain. It can easily be added...

yum groupinstall "Development...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 22, 2009 at 03:38 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
From a shell prompt (as root), do: rpm -q... 1,983 Views / 11 Replies  
From a shell prompt (as root), do:

rpm -q kernel-devel-`uname -r`

If you have this kernel-devel package installed, you should not get the error you were getting.

Use

yum install...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 22, 2009 at 02:28 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Looks like some of my mutual funds cannot be... 11,842 Views / 14 Replies  
Looks like some of my mutual funds cannot be tracked in iBank since Yahoo Finance doesn't have a listing for them... they have listings in Quicken and MS Money. Shame too because iBank was showing...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 22, 2009 at 02:23 PM, in Applications
You're making this more of an issue than it... 889 Views / 10 Replies  
You're making this more of an issue than it should be... they're all SATA 2 drives. The drive with the 32MB cache should be faster theoretically, assuming the rotational speed, head density, etc....
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 22, 2009 at 01:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have been thinking about doing the same... 11,842 Views / 14 Replies  
I have been thinking about doing the same thing... I have no qualms about using Windows in a VM and if it gets me the better app, I'm willing to do it. I want the bank download/integration features...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 21, 2009 at 11:21 PM, in Applications
I'm still using MS Money 2002 in an XP virtual... 11,842 Views / 14 Replies  
I'm still using MS Money 2002 in an XP virtual machine. Cha-Ching had potential, but it's nothing more than a toy compared to Quicken or MS Money. I've not tried iBank, but tried all the rest. ...
Posted by EmmEff, on Mar 21, 2009 at 07:40 PM, in Applications
My understanding was the problems reported were... 660 Views / 2 Replies  
My understanding was the problems reported were very noticeable. Given the nature of the backlight of LCD displays, it's expected to have some unevenness (that is until all displays go to LED...
Posted by EmmEff, on Dec 5, 2008 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Funny that the cheaper Samsung is rated higher... 820 Views / 12 Replies  
Funny that the cheaper Samsung is rated higher than the more expensive one... I'd take Consumers Reports' reviews with a grain of salt. Do you own research first.
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The early Sony LCDs were junk. The later ones,... 820 Views / 12 Replies  
The early Sony LCDs were junk. The later ones, especially the XBR9 series are very good.
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 28, 2008 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree about Sharp looking good, but with their... 820 Views / 12 Replies  
I agree about Sharp looking good, but with their persistent colour banding issues, I cannot consider them.

IMO, Sony probably has the best LCDs going right now with Samsung a close second.
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 28, 2008 at 11:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Uneven 24" screen brightness problem fixed? 660 Views / 2 Replies  
Earlier this year, there were reports of the 24" having a noticeable problem with uneven screen brightness. Does anybody know if this issue has been fixed? Thinking about picking up a 24" iMac...
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
My point exactly. Aren't all 4-cyl... 727 Views / 19 Replies  
My point exactly.



Aren't all 4-cyl MBs? The C-class 4 cyls never got good ratings.

They need more gas than you would think!
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My thoughts exactly :) 820 Views / 12 Replies  
My thoughts exactly :)
Posted by EmmEff, on Nov 28, 2008 at 08:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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