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Can think of nothing more appropriate than the... 4,597 Views / 71 Replies  
Can think of nothing more appropriate than the words of that great and beloved Mac user and writer...

"So long and thanks for all the fish"
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 30, 2016 at 08:01 PM, in Mac News
Just want to be one of the first to say that I'm... 2,996 Views / 133 Replies  
Just want to be one of the first to say that I'm genuinely saddened by this news. Although my grizzled veteran status says I joined in 2001, it's longer than that. MacNN is the only site I visit...
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:13 PM, in Mac News
Just want to congratulate Mike and Charles for a... 264 Views / 6 Replies  
Just want to congratulate Mike and Charles for a truly fine piece of op-ed journalism, especially in an age where so much un-spellchecked drivel is spewed onto the internet without thought,...
Posted by Feathers, on May 3, 2016 at 12:22 PM, in Mac News
This is Galway, the mothership of spongers and... 181 Views / 2 Replies  
This is Galway, the mothership of spongers and wasters with nothing better to do. They object to everything but have answers and solutions for nothing.
Posted by Feathers, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:40 AM, in Mac News
If you copy data to an external drive and then... 1,100 Views / 19 Replies  
If you copy data to an external drive and then delete it from the source, it isn't a back-up! I don't know how many times I have told friends and colleagues that you need to have (at least) two...
Posted by Feathers, on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:24 AM, in Mac News
It is interesting, in relation to "The Feature... 249 Views / 2 Replies  
It is interesting, in relation to "The Feature Thief", that a number of the applications that Apple tore apart were applications that they originally acquired from others, tweaked and then slapped...
Posted by Feathers, on Dec 30, 2015 at 01:14 PM, in Mac News
As far as radiation is concerned, the only issue... 316 Views / 4 Replies  
As far as radiation is concerned, the only issue is exposure to x-rays in airports etc. It has been confirmed that x-rays can flip a zero to a one but not vice-versa because of the way SSD memory...
Posted by Feathers, on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:46 AM, in Mac News
Predecessor 1,086 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm impressed that Charles Martin has highlighted the matter of her predecessor. For those in the U.S.A. not familiar with the company that he left, the Currys-Dixons-PCWorld group had(has) a truly...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:49 AM, in Mac News
There is limited credence that can be given to... 1,095 Views / 11 Replies  
There is limited credence that can be given to any article that is written and published anonymously. "Electronista Staff" ??? I'll expend energy challenging the content of an article when the author...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM, in Tech News
Internet like water! 1,270 Views / 8 Replies  
If the bias within what is being discussed at high levels of government is not completely clear, I offer a simple analogy:

If we treat the internet like the water system where the resource is...
Posted by Feathers, on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:38 PM, in Tech News
The program set out to support and confirm a... 1,121 Views / 6 Replies  
The program set out to support and confirm a pre-decided hypothesis. It was a disgracefully biased piece of so-called journalism. No mention was made of the other companies for whom Pegatron also...
Posted by Feathers, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM, in Tech News
To expand things for PRL99 re: 5-Axis... 199 Views / 3 Replies  
To expand things for PRL99 re: 5-Axis stabilisation, it seems that it is not that the sensor shifts in all those axes, it is that the camera contains gyros capable of detecting movement in all those...
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM, in Tech News
This should be reported in the context of a... 225 Views / 2 Replies  
This should be reported in the context of a competition to appoint the next President of the EU. Whilst Germany favours the Luxembourgish candidate Mr. Junkers, many others are deeply opposed to this...
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM, in Tech News
Well, I have Front Row running under 10.8.5. It's... 446 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, I have Front Row running under 10.8.5. It's not a big deal to reinstall it... Whether it will still run under Mavericks is another issue but seeing as how utterly, terribly buggy and awful...
Posted by Feathers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:17 PM, in Tech News
The issue of Quicklook (spacebar) not playing... 1,372 Views / 10 Replies  
The issue of Quicklook (spacebar) not playing certain video files is an installer error that accidentally deletes the com.apple.xpchelper.cache file when updating your OSX. If you replace this file...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM, in Tech News
Of course, undeniably the best feature that Apple... 484 Views / 8 Replies  
Of course, undeniably the best feature that Apple could add to the iPad is a lower price. I'd prefer that my wallet was fatter than my iPad thinner.
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM, in Tech News
Of course we know that Australians have a very... 419 Views / 9 Replies  
Of course we know that Australians have a very strange definition of humour even when it results in the suicide of british nurses.
Posted by Feathers, on Dec 12, 2012 at 09:50 AM, in Tech News
Surely, somewhere Schmidt broke a few laws with... 676 Views / 20 Replies  
Surely, somewhere Schmidt broke a few laws with what he did? How can you sit on the board of a company, have access to confidential, market sensitive information and then wheel it home to your other...
Posted by Feathers, on Dec 12, 2012 at 08:43 AM, in Tech News
Ding dong, the witch is dead! Thrilled and... 431 Views / 10 Replies  
Ding dong, the witch is dead!

Thrilled and delighted to see Browett getting the boot. It's also a brave and reassuring move, demonstrating that Cook can recognise, admit to and rectify a mistake....
Posted by Feathers, on Oct 29, 2012 at 04:18 PM, in Tech News
Every time the launch of a new Apple product is... 110 Views / 1 Replies  
Every time the launch of a new Apple product is anticipated, some analyst claims to posses inside knowledge that supply will be constrained for some reason or other.

There are only a few...
Posted by Feathers, on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM, in Tech News
I have a simple question. Since Samsung has... 481 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a simple question.

Since Samsung has been found guilty of willful infringement despite many of their own employees testifying to the contrary and claiming inspiration form nature, are these...
Posted by Feathers, on Aug 25, 2012 at 02:38 AM, in Tech News
"Share a home" ? She was his wife. They were a... 429 Views / 5 Replies  
"Share a home" ? She was his wife. They were a family. "Sharing" is a repugnant characterization of their relationship that tries to suggest (without foundation) that the relationship was something...
Posted by Feathers, on Jul 13, 2012 at 07:13 AM, in Mac News
High-larious! Sprint have clearly missed the... 240 Views / 6 Replies  
High-larious!

Sprint have clearly missed the points at issue in these disputes.
The position that they have adopted is akin to a fence complaining about a clamp-down on house-breaking!
Maybe the...
Posted by Feathers, on Jul 11, 2012 at 03:08 PM, in Tech News
Recording Industry 3,412 Views / 118 Replies  
I was in a recording studio yesterday and was (un)surprised to see an old silver Powermac G4 sitting at the heart of the set-up. If you're running ProTools with a rake of cards and an expansion...
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Download speeds take a kicking! 1,459 Views / 27 Replies  
Has anybody else noticed that download speeds are er...down! Almost immediately prior to the update, and I mean minutes, individual download speeds were up to 114KB/s on my 2Gbit broadband off a...
Posted by Feathers, on Aug 30, 2005 at 02:58 PM, in Applications
P.S. - Yes, the burn speed can affect the play... 622 Views / 3 Replies  
P.S. - Yes, the burn speed can affect the play reliability in standalone dvd players, also the brand of blank DVD-R that you use does make a difference. It's a matter of the number of errors created...
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 20, 2005 at 02:30 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Flashed Firmware? 622 Views / 3 Replies  
What DVD-R drive are you using and have you flashed the firmware or is it the original Apple or other factory installed firmware? You should also make sure that you have the latest version of...
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 20, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Spank me! 802 Views / 2 Replies  
Okay, spank me! A few errors...the price is £265 sterling and it does use a USB dongle (which they can cram up their bottoms). C'mon there's $1000+ software that doesn't insist on occupying one of my...
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 17, 2005 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
ORXTRA Anyone? 802 Views / 2 Replies  
I found a link within Apple's OSX downloads site for a DTP application called Orxtra Publisher (pronounced orchestra, I guess). A cool little app, strangely reminiscent of Quark XPress 3.11. There is...
Posted by Feathers, on Jun 17, 2005 at 11:16 AM, in Applications
Poll: Rev B PowerMac G5 2.0 Ghz Dual with Radeon... 15,318 Views / 122 Replies  
Rev B PowerMac G5 2.0 Ghz Dual with
Radeon 9800XT 256MB BTO
2.5 GB RAM
Pioneer 107 DVD-R (Flashed)
BT Keyboard & Mouse
Formac ProNitron 22.880 22" CRT

Running:

10.3.8
Posted by Feathers, on Feb 26, 2005 at 10:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
G5 9800XT & Dr. Bott ADC to VGA Warning! 807 Views / 0 Replies  
Just an interesting piece of info for anyone who may have experienced similar problems...
I ordered the Dr.Bott ADC to VGA adapter from Apple so that I could also use the DVI to Video adapter on the...
Posted by Feathers, on Feb 24, 2005 at 09:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
The "I have a friend" line is uncommonly... 815 Views / 13 Replies  
The "I have a friend" line is uncommonly familiar. What's the truth, dude? You gave it to her (as an apology) and she threw it back in your face? C'mon tell us! ;)
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 26, 2005 at 02:03 PM, in Marketplace
Clip-on Bezel for Non-Mac Displays? 532 Views / 2 Replies  
This may seem trivial but it's something that bugs me, just a bit. I have a Formac 22.880 22" CRT for my G5. Of course, the G5 is tasty aluminium, the keyboard, mouse and my iBook are white and the...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 26, 2005 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm running Motion with 2Ghz Dual G5, 9800XT... 631 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm running Motion with 2Ghz Dual G5, 9800XT (256MB VRAM) and 2.5GB RAM. I think the card is sufficient, the nVidia may be overkill but oodles of RAM is essential. I am resting my wallet for a bit...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 20, 2005 at 01:08 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Wow, I was right (for once)! Apple are already... 1,319 Views / 8 Replies  
Wow, I was right (for once)! Apple are already giving them away free. Check this out:

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=847
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 19, 2005 at 08:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Of course another concern is the continuing use... 649 Views / 8 Replies  
Of course another concern is the continuing use of MPEG-2. To build a "new" HD technology (whether HDV or IMX) on an algorithm that has clearly and visibly been surpassed at this stage, seems a...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 19, 2005 at 11:13 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The GameWizard is unsupported under OSX so you... 511 Views / 4 Replies  
The GameWizard is unsupported under OSX so you just get pass-through with no acceleration. Also, it only accelerates voodoo II savvy games with zero effect on normal 2D display activities. It's...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 14, 2005 at 06:12 PM, in Marketplace
Your words say no, but your eyes say yes! Give it... 1,319 Views / 8 Replies  
Your words say no, but your eyes say yes! Give it up Think and move to the darkside! :D
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:22 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Well, I did say it was an anchor for a small... 1,551 Views / 39 Replies  
Well, I did say it was an anchor for a small boat! :D
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 13, 2005 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
iPod Shuffle a marketing gem! 1,319 Views / 8 Replies  
Aside from the fact that the 1Gig version provides excellent bang-per-buck purely as a flash drive, it will probably become an excellent marketing/merchandising tool.

Finally Apple have a low...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: McBoatanchor 1,551 Views / 39 Replies  
I suggest the McBoat-anchor. At $499 without keyboard, mouse, monitor, bluetooth or airport, that's exactly what it is, an expensive boat-anchor for a small boat.
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
If memory serves, the lower slot can only take... 550 Views / 4 Replies  
If memory serves, the lower slot can only take the 1" SO-DIMM rather than the 1.5" size. Years ago there were "mileage may vary" reports that some RevA's only supported up to 256MB whereas the RevB...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Opening Quark Docs? 660 Views / 6 Replies  
Does anybody know of an application apart from inDesignCS that can open Quark documents?

I would like to just covert a load of old Quark docs even just to PDF although editable would be nice? Are...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:16 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Is there a way to "video record" streaming quicktime? 486 Views / 1 Replies  
The easiest solution is to download the demo copy of SnapzPro and "screen grab" the video as a selected area of the screen. I know this sounds like a hokey solution but it does work quite well...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:07 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I routinely run BetaSP from a UVP-1800 player... 1,271 Views / 8 Replies  
I routinely run BetaSP from a UVP-1800 player that gives s-video out through the ADS USB Instant DVD for Mac.

Anybody who suggests taking a nice clean analog signal and capturing to DV and THEN...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 04:00 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Where the hell is HDV support for FCP-HD? 649 Views / 8 Replies  
I notice that Apple has added support for JVC/Sony's HDV format to FCP Express and even iMovie but not even a whisper of an upgrade or additional codec for FCP-HD. This is annoying lunacy. It's like...
Posted by Feathers, on Jan 12, 2005 at 03:47 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Poll: Well finally my Formac is as it should be, hooked... 1,519 Views / 53 Replies  
Well finally my Formac is as it should be, hooked up to my brand spanking G5 DP. I'm over the moon. (Now I know how the cow felt!) Mind you 22" of CRT but with FCP and Motion, I'm already thinking...
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 25, 2004 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's here! 670 Views / 8 Replies  
My PowerMac arrived today. I'm sure for those who already have a similar (or better) machine, they are quite blasť by this stage but for me, and I also received the Production Suite, there are no words...
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 25, 2004 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Sweet and neat! I also notice that a lot of... 1,519 Views / 53 Replies  
Sweet and neat!

I also notice that a lot of the Non-Apple displays (CRT & LCD) are NEC/Mitsubishi bearing in mind that Formac and LaCie also use NEC tubes. Those DiamondTrons are bright! :cool:
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 24, 2004 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: Re: Re: I'm allright Jack! 25,382 Views / 103 Replies  
Is your course of study Degree Level or the institution a University?
Posted by Feathers, on Nov 24, 2004 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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