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Blocked by admin? 1,056 Views / 13 Replies  
When I try to comment on an article I get a red-letter message saying I'm blocked by admin.

What's going on?

I've been a good boy, I promise.
Posted by wings_rfs, on Mar 31, 2009 at 02:31 PM, in Feedback
Quad G5 Sleep Issues 2,225 Views / 11 Replies  
Ever since adding a 2nd LCD monitor to my system (GeForce 7800GT video), iCal will not pop up any alarms if it's been asleep, and sleep sometimes hangs showing the last frame of my animated screen...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Apr 21, 2007 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's interesting to see all the misconceptions... 4,230 Views / 50 Replies  
It's interesting to see all the misconceptions about battery care. Especially the one about having to discharge the battery periodically to extend its life. You're only allowed so many...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Nov 25, 2006 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Got my C2D MacBook the day they hit the stores. I... 4,297 Views / 24 Replies  
Got my C2D MacBook the day they hit the stores. I have zero issues with it. The drive noise on wake-from-sleep is so faint I hardly noticed it until I read this thread. It's still faint. It's a...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Nov 15, 2006 at 04:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I didn't mean an external drive, I meant... 26,372 Views / 169 Replies  
No, I didn't mean an external drive, I meant adding an identical 250MB internal drive to the 250MB that comes as standard on the Quad. Then in Disk Utility you drag the two disk icons into the list,...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Nov 5, 2005 at 06:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
57 Days & Counting 26,372 Views / 169 Replies  
koukuubokan - I'm wondering, since you bumped the drive capacity to 500MB, why didn't you just order a 2nd 250MB and put the 2 of them in a striped RAID? You'll double the speed of your disk access...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Oct 31, 2005 at 02:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Late to the ECC thread 26,372 Views / 169 Replies  
Got here late for the ECC topic but I'm gonna post anyway.

While it may seem like magic to be able to correct a single bit error with only one extra bit added to each byte of RAM, the thing that...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Oct 31, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ahhhh... The Single Life 16,515 Views / 129 Replies  
One of the advantages of being single:

Dear Apple Customer,

Thank you for shopping with Apple!

Here are the details of your order:

Web Order Number: W*********
PO Number: ...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Oct 21, 2005 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ben, I think you may be right. My mouse just died... 5,881 Views / 79 Replies  
Ben, I think you may be right. My mouse just died again and without USBOverdrive. The 1st 3 or 4 times it died it wasn't long after a reboot, and after I removed USB.O.D. it stayed alive for a long...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Apr 25, 2005 at 04:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Tiger & USBOverdrive 5,881 Views / 79 Replies  
USBOverdrive isn't compatible with Tiger, or there is a conflict between it and some other optional utility I have installed. After installing Tiger I immediately reinstalled several other of my...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Apr 25, 2005 at 09:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Dueling Duals 41,752 Views / 168 Replies  
Since IBM sampled some dual core G5s to Apple last August, and AMD has announced it will be shipping dual core chips in 2nd half '05, I betcha Apple will beat them to the punch. So I'm waiting for...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Feb 25, 2005 at 06:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Uncle said "Play All Frames means exactly... 966 Views / 17 Replies  
Uncle said "Play All Frames means exactly that...play all frames as fast as possible. "

You're quite wrong. It does NOT mean as-fast-as-possible. It was an option included so that you could at...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Dec 14, 2004 at 05:56 PM, in Applications
Quicktime Ain't What It Used To Be 966 Views / 17 Replies  
By that I mean I can view FEWER movie files than I used to. I have some old CDs with movies that used to play with QT on my older systems but now I can no longer play them with 6.5.2. It seems with...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Dec 6, 2004 at 01:50 PM, in Applications
My Disk Permissions story.... After... 25,834 Views / 195 Replies  
My Disk Permissions story....

After installing 10.3.6 I noticed a few programs refusing to run (some Apple, some 3rd party). This was before repairing permissions. Ran Disk Utility to repair...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Nov 13, 2004 at 06:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Safari Developer Preview 1.3 and 10.3.6 Update 25,834 Views / 195 Replies  
If you have the Safari 1.3 Dev Preview installed, you need to revert back to version 1.2 before you update to MacOS 10.3.6. You can get the old 1.2 version at Apple's website,...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Nov 6, 2004 at 10:18 AM, in Mac OS X
In my original post I said.... "But lately I'm... 1,432 Views / 19 Replies  
In my original post I said....
"But lately I'm only seeing 1 swap file no matter what, and Active at about 20-25% of my total, and Inactive at around 25-50% of the total. It grows at times but it...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Aug 13, 2004 at 06:07 AM, in Mac OS X
10.3.5 Memory Management 1,432 Views / 19 Replies  
For a while now I've been using MemoryStick to display my Mac's memory usage. After several days of uptime I see nearly all of my 1GB of ram being used, mostly in the Inactive catagory but a...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Aug 12, 2004 at 06:33 AM, in Mac OS X
What Goes Hypersonic In The Army? 2,798 Views / 24 Replies  
Nothing yet, but when they get their new rail gun operational you can bet it won't be firing standard issue artillery shells. At Mach 5+ those rounds are gonna need a special shape to have a range of...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Jun 23, 2004 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
iLife vs Easy Media Creator 7 for Windows (but it ain't easy) 490 Views / 2 Replies  
This article from the Wall Street Journal is a typical reason of why I choose a Mac for my personal use.
http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html
I can especially relate to the error message the guy saw...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Jun 17, 2004 at 07:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Finally, Some Info on Cooling System 1,307 Views / 17 Replies  
This link shows a picture of the G5 cooling system. It should put to rest the heat pipe theory as well as showing that the chips ARE cooled in parallel and not in series as depicted in Apple's...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Jun 13, 2004 at 03:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Suggestion for Fix 7,618 Views / 96 Replies  
It *CAN'T* work??? Not even if Apple wrote the Finder to do this??? It certainly CAN work if Apple wrote the necessary code. I understand permissions, and to say a user needs the appropriate...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Apr 10, 2004 at 04:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Suggestion for Fix 7,618 Views / 96 Replies  
I posted this somewhere before but forgot where ... oh well.

When any application is loaded from the Finder it first checks the file's resource fork for a resource containing the machine's MAC...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Apr 10, 2004 at 07:59 AM, in Mac OS X
CNNMONEY: Microchips getting hot, literally 521 Views / 6 Replies  
There is an article by cnn/money (http://money.cnn.com/2004/02/20/technology/bc.tech.chips.heat.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes) where Intel says that by 2010 computer chips will be as hot as the sun if...
Posted by wings_rfs, on Feb 21, 2004 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
 
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