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Re: eMac downside 2,334 Views / 25 Replies  
eMac ---> A fast G4 w/monitor for under a 1,000 bucks???

. . . what's left to say?


cheers,

brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Nov 1, 2003 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Newer eMacs noisy? 1,305 Views / 14 Replies  
Hey Wiz,

Own a 1ghz emac w/superdrive, bought around march of this year, and it's a bit noisy . . . I doubt they've changed for the better in the recent months. However, the sound is not...
Posted by bstieritz, on Nov 1, 2003 at 02:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: iMac vs. eMac (for soon-to-be college student) 1,422 Views / 18 Replies  
Heather,

As a satisfied owner of a 1ghz eMac SuperDrive, I'd seriously recommend this machine if you're looking into a desktop (over the iMac); especially since it's recent price drop.
...
Posted by bstieritz, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
new imac 775 Views / 3 Replies  
Nice setup . . .

you should feel good about your decision to go with the imac. It seems you're getting a bit more bang for your buck, too (screen, acessories, etc.).

You'll have to post your...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 30, 2003 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: simple <?> quest: looking for Tetris of OS X 1,143 Views / 9 Replies  
Robster,

I've spent years looking for a decent mac tetris game myself. Haven't found anything worth paying for but, just tried "blockforgex" from the versiontracker.com link provided above . . ....
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 07:45 PM, in Gaming
NoMoreBanning68, I'm sure we've all... 2,170 Views / 55 Replies  
NoMoreBanning68,

I'm sure we've all experienced something similar but, I've not found the use of the middle finger to ever be of any help. It usually just eggs the raging driver on and could...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
ipod 474 Views / 2 Replies  
kalonji,

this may seem painfully obvious but did you try adjusting the contrast to see if it makes any difference?

luck with your new ipod

cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 06:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
HJK, be prepared . . . If you decide... 569 Views / 3 Replies  
HJK,

be prepared . . .

If you decide to drop aol be ready for a 30 minute phone conversation with customer service on the 300 reasons why you should stay with their service.

:brick:

good...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 06:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
g4 657 Views / 7 Replies  
Sadly,

I've found that yelling and rude gestures only work roughly 5-10% of the time.

Could potentially save you the 1 million in Iraqi currency, though.

:rolleyes:
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
educational discount 2,625 Views / 35 Replies  
Hmmm . . .

graduate now and pay retail prices or go for another degree and continue getting the software/hardware educational discounts??

. . . hmmm


:confused:
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
G5 2,625 Views / 35 Replies  
Ouch,

those G5 prices are pretty painful. But, come on . . . you pay for quality. And, the case is really starting to grow on me.

The only thing that would keep me from buying one just yet...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
hd update 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
hehe . . . hehe

:rolleyes:
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 23, 2003 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Which Repair Service To Use ? ? ? ? 456 Views / 1 Replies  
Bob,

I'd opt for that few hour trip down interstate 71 to that Apple store you're talking about.

Not only will you get your current machine checked out by an apple tech. but, you might end up...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 17, 2003 at 01:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
I know . . . I know :rolleyes: bad... 702 Views / 6 Replies  
I know . . . I know :rolleyes:

bad cliche'
I'll go sit in the corner now.

:cry:


cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 17, 2003 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
..... DUDE, you're gettin' an imac ...... ;) ... 702 Views / 6 Replies  
..... DUDE, you're gettin' an imac ...... ;)
((insert spiked hair and cheesy thumbs-up here))



cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 17, 2003 at 12:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: replacing eMac fan? 1,262 Views / 4 Replies  
haha,


I don't think it's so much the word you used (or didn't use) I just think we're all at a loss. I'm not familiar with any type of fan replacement for the emac and I don't think anyone else...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 17, 2003 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: display warped on imac 781 Views / 3 Replies  
littleonion,

ouch. I can't believe you've been living with that annoying flaw for so long.

maybe it's time to give apple a call for a little friendly bi*ching. might be a brand-spanking-new...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 17, 2003 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Help!! Need Imac Advise!!! 702 Views / 6 Replies  
hey tungtied07,


Congrats on sniffing out the deal from Microcenter . . . even if it doesn't work out for you I hope you find something else.

You might already know this but remember there's...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 17, 2003 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
sb email 567 Views / 2 Replies  
hey kids . . . wanna be cool??

be sure and download the MP3 of StrongBad's "Everybody to the Limit"

. . . it's hip and fresh and it'll be the #1 Jam of the Summer. :p
...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
sb email 702 Views / 3 Replies  
hey kids . . . wanna be cool??

be sure and download the MP3 of StrongBad's "Everybody to the Limit"

. . . it's hip and fresh and it'll be the #1 Jam of the Summer. :p
...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 09:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Confirmed 2,574 Views / 21 Replies  
Amit,

I'm totally jealous. Sounds like it's great.

Keep us posted.

cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
fast and sexy car 2,158 Views / 79 Replies  
Psh . . . whatever.

My 87' Civic Hatchback will wipe the floor with any of those "fancy-pancy sports cars" out there.

Although, It might blow up afterwards, well.....or, half way there but ....
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Digital, I agree with you on the OS X... 655 Views / 7 Replies  
Digital,

I agree with you on the OS X driver disc not being included with the printer . . . sort of left a sour taste in my mouth.

However, the printer's quality was redeeming so, I'm over it...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 07:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I wish the eMac had a higher refresh rate 1,340 Views / 20 Replies  
come on man . . . it's only like a $900 difference, right?

don't you have one of those money trees growing out back?? :hmm:


cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: 17" iMAC (1 gHz) ..... burns error ridden DVDR 616 Views / 6 Replies  
Sighs . . .

sometimes the best solution is just a little common sense?? :rolleyes:


cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 06:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: iMac 15 v.s. 17 1,184 Views / 9 Replies  
Dude,

are you crazy?

Go for the 17 inch. Did you even have to ask??

Sheesh . . . :rolleyes:


cheers,
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
suck it 1,572 Views / 7 Replies  
damn . . . that just might work

You rock, Odinn! And, welcome to macnn . . . we need more common sense thinkers like yourself. ;)


cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
imac air 1,572 Views / 7 Replies  
drcarl,

I wish I had some advice for you, doc.

The only little tidbit I can provide you with is some useful information . . . call it a sort of "public service announcement" . . . concerning...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 01:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
canon i850 655 Views / 7 Replies  
I agree with all that has been said above.

Have had my Canon i850 for nearly a month now and love it. Solid build, nice features, beautiful photo and document printing and quality drivers.
...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 01:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
mouse lag 1,603 Views / 40 Replies  
Maroma,

I spoke of the "Macally rfmousejr" producing lag during use, especially when using the scroll wheel (ie. chopiness and jumpiness while rapidly scrolling long documents, webpages or song...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 01:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
computer furniture 1,935 Views / 2 Replies  
I dig some of that Anthro furniture (mouth watering). Think I'll sign up for a free catalog.

Not sure if I'd really trust my 2,000 dollar imac on that somewhat rickety-looking "best imac desk". ....
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 11, 2003 at 12:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
StrongBad mp3 for your ipod 712 Views / 3 Replies  
Make sure and download the MP3 of StrongBad's "Everybody to the Limit"

. . . it's the #1 Jam of the Summer.


http://www.homestarrunner.com/toons.html
(click on "shorts" and flip the page)
...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 9, 2003 at 06:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
refresh rate 1,340 Views / 20 Replies  
Thanks for the correction, xtro . . .

All I remember was that it was a PAINFULLY low refresh rate.

:eek: <-- that's me after 5 minutes of that farking monitor.

cheers,
brian
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 9, 2003 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anyone looking for emac original shipping box... 519 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello all,

Just thought I'd spread the news. Was searching ebay and saw someone selling their original shipping box from their emac. I've seen a few threads of people asking where they can find...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 9, 2003 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: I wish the eMac had a higher refresh rate 1,340 Views / 20 Replies  
As a proud owner of a new emac, I can totally tell the difference between these refresh rates, even though the numbers might seem negligable.

75Hhz is the refresh rate of the highest setting on...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 8, 2003 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Zen . . . Glad you enjoyed the review. ... 2,917 Views / 32 Replies  
Zen . . .

Glad you enjoyed the review.

SHEESH, I thought I was the only guy on the planet that still uses dust covers for my machines. 10 years ago, you couldn't find a computer WITHOUT a dust...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 8, 2003 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
cc_foo, thanks for reading the review and... 2,917 Views / 32 Replies  
cc_foo,

thanks for reading the review and your comments.

I agree about the cables for the printer. I had to blow 10 bucks on a usb cable for my new canon i850 because they were too cheap to...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 2, 2003 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
MX 500 mouse 1,603 Views / 40 Replies  
I agree with AssassyN,

Bought the MX 500 about a week ago and have to say it's one of the best mice out there for the money (try ebay, 20 bucks off retail). Ample buttons to program, plus, the...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 2, 2003 at 10:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: eMac! 2,917 Views / 32 Replies  
phoynak,

definitely upgrade the ram. OS X loves it and you'll see an incredible performance increase. I have 768mb in my new emac and it made a huge difference from the stock 256mb.

Try...
Posted by bstieritz, on Jun 1, 2003 at 10:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: USB 2.0 printer and TiBook 550 Views / 5 Replies  
Mac-iek,

You shouldn't need to worry about the usb 2.0 compatibiliy with your TiBook. It'll still function as a normal usb even without 2.0 ports on your notebook. You just won't be able to take...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 31, 2003 at 04:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Could my Firewire be *electrocuting* me? 1,154 Views / 15 Replies  
vvedge,

I know there's a small amount of current traveling through the firewire cable . . . how else do you think your iPod charges while it's "sync-ed" with your mac? Not sure on the voltage,...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 30, 2003 at 11:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
emac size 816 Views / 10 Replies  
Hey justin,

the emac is a sleeker version of the average 17-inch crt. but, with the speakers and the disc-drive it seems a bit larger from the front. And, you'll love the size of the screen . . ....
Posted by bstieritz, on May 30, 2003 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
earphones 906 Views / 12 Replies  
I second what everyone else has said, just sounds like you got a bum pair from apple.

I've had my 10gig ipod for a month now with no problems in the headphone department . . . I'm even impressed...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 30, 2003 at 01:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
emac 616 Views / 5 Replies  
Justin,


If everything works out compatibility-wise I think you'll be VERY happy with the setup. I just bought one of the new 1ghz emacs with the superdrive, upgraded the ram and the machine is...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 30, 2003 at 01:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: My 1 GHz Superdrive eMac came today!!! 2,917 Views / 32 Replies  
That's great about your new machine. Doesn't the ram upgrade make all the difference (even though it ran great with the standard 256)? Good call on the lack of firewire, too.

And, what's up with...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 30, 2003 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Having trouble burning CD's. 471 Views / 2 Replies  
Robert,

There is an important update for mac owners with the superdrive purchased before a certain date on apple's website. Go to www.apple.com and click the link to see if it applies to you.
...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 29, 2003 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
sweet desktop 943 Views / 8 Replies  
Rocket

I LOVE your desktop! I'm curious where you downloaded the program to do dock feature in xp. I work with xp at university and would love to alter my desktop to look more like a mac. Also,...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 29, 2003 at 04:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
soundsticks 2,917 Views / 32 Replies  
JLFanboy,

thanks for the comments on the soundsticks . . . I was a little worried about them because I know the soundcard in the emac isn't that great . . . thought maybe I would be needlessly...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 29, 2003 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Spilled coffee on keyboard Opppsss... 662 Views / 6 Replies  
Haha . . . cream and sugar. :p

brian
Posted by bstieritz, on May 28, 2003 at 09:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
tidbit of info 2,031 Views / 11 Replies  
drcarl,

Something tells me apple wouldn't just replace a backlight on the LCD . . . probably just replace the entire screen. But, that's just a guess.

Interesting about the powerbutton on the...
Posted by bstieritz, on May 28, 2003 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
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