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I've always had a soft spot for this scam because... 1,062 Views / 39 Replies  
I've always had a soft spot for this scam because it preys on the greedy (well, the stupid greedy). The scam calls on the punter to engage in clearly illegal activity. Basically, the scam asks our...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 22, 2005 at 01:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's definitely going to be hard to demolish... 2,245 Views / 37 Replies  
It's definitely going to be hard to demolish safely. I just read on El Mundo's site that initial estimates for the demolition are at 22 million euros and some months of work. I just hope it's stable...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 14, 2005 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's called Windsor Tower? Perhaps the king took... 2,245 Views / 37 Replies  
It's called Windsor Tower? Perhaps the king took offense and finally decided it was high time to burn the place down. Royal prerogative you know?

I'm glad it was empty, but what a mess. It would...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 13, 2005 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's just a kid's project that he put on ebay so... 736 Views / 16 Replies  
It's just a kid's project that he put on ebay so the kids could have their own auction. You guys are taking this WAY to seriously. The seller is very up front and shocked by all the attention. Maybe...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 13, 2005 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I was wondering if you needed the drivers... 4,187 Views / 48 Replies  
Yeah, I was wondering if you needed the drivers for iShock. Most games let you customize right in the game. I'll have to try out my games sans driver.

Still, that was one crazy bug. Does anyone...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 12, 2005 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Wow, I've been using torrentreactor.net for a... 1,165 Views / 24 Replies  
Wow, I've been using torrentreactor.net for a month or so. What was the scam? Using the name? The torrent files were legit, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Maybe it was full of PC spyware....
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 12, 2005 at 12:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Great Gigabyte's Ghost, Batman! That was one... 4,187 Views / 48 Replies  
Great Gigabyte's Ghost, Batman! That was one freakin' scary little bug. However, I must say it's the first bug I've ever found the solution for before realising I had the bug.

I just updated...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 11, 2005 at 08:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Fixed. 1,165 Views / 24 Replies  
Fixed.
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 10, 2005 at 06:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I just saw that. What a shame. It was the... 1,165 Views / 24 Replies  
Yeah, I just saw that. What a shame. It was the best place to find audiobooks.

Also, I just love the huge poster the MPAA slapped over the site. It's like the Nazi's putting up a swastika poster...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 10, 2005 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: .mac - add new username?? 501 Views / 6 Replies  
Are you talking about buying a DNS name to point to your iDisk (i.e. jon.org links to homepage.mac.com/jon/)? Because, I swear I've seen post about people doing that somewhere. If that's the case,...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 8, 2005 at 12:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You're right that it's a trade off, but not a... 832 Views / 19 Replies  
You're right that it's a trade off, but not a terribly poor one given our sense of audio perception. Also, music is generally mixed to sound good on your average two or three drive unit. Don't forget...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 8, 2005 at 12:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm really glad that made some sense to you. It's... 832 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm really glad that made some sense to you. It's really easy for me to explain (quite in depth) when talking about it and chalking it up, but it's a bit of a struggle for me to write an explanation....
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 7, 2005 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the problem is your question. Speakers are... 832 Views / 19 Replies  
Yeah, the problem is your question. Speakers are quite simple, and I assume basically everyone knows 'how' they work. What you really want to know about is the sound wave itself.

When we first...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 7, 2005 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That was actually the first site I tried. I... 554 Views / 6 Replies  
That was actually the first site I tried. I suppose network traffic just makes it impossible to gauge connections. But, I still wonder why they bother.
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 4, 2005 at 05:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why do those speed connection test sites suck? 554 Views / 6 Replies  
For purely academic reasons I decided to test my connection speed with several of these online tests. I happen to know that my maximum down speed is 375kB/s and my maximum up speed is 100kB/s, so I...
Posted by MacmanX, on Feb 4, 2005 at 02:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A big helping of homemade lentil stew which I... 2,055 Views / 112 Replies  
A big helping of homemade lentil stew which I made, um, in my home. Yeah.

Cheers!
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 30, 2005 at 11:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where do you stick your iPod? 792 Views / 18 Replies  
Looks like there is an iPod for every taste!

http://www.lorebrandcomics.com/justme.html

Cheers!
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 21, 2005 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Really! You don't think Apple are going to list... 1,480 Views / 35 Replies  
Really! You don't think Apple are going to list funky magical parts in the specs do you? That's just crazy talk.
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 16, 2005 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: God, Fry is dumb. That's why I love him! 1,020 Views / 19 Replies  
God, Fry is dumb. That's why I love him!
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 13, 2005 at 07:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ye gods! You mean someone actually took a... 1,029 Views / 14 Replies  
Ye gods! You mean someone actually took a Portable with them on a business trip? Now that's incredible. Never-mind about the whole space thing.
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 13, 2005 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I shouldn't think many people do. I mean, how... 713 Views / 11 Replies  
I shouldn't think many people do. I mean, how many surveys come with instructions? Lazy statisticians!
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 12, 2005 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, you see, reading the instructions might shed... 713 Views / 11 Replies  
Ah, you see, reading the instructions might shed a little light there. If you own multiple Macs, they would like you to take the survey on each one.
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 12, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be fair to Steve, I think he threw the camera... 2,648 Views / 66 Replies  
To be fair to Steve, I think he threw the camera to the guy, not at him.

Anyway, these screw ups happen all the time. That's part of the sport of watching keynotes. But, it's always funnier when...
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 9, 2005 at 01:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The fake mockups are weak this year! Well, you... 4,800 Views / 124 Replies  
The fake mockups are weak this year! Well, you can't blame them for trying. Anyway, here is an interesting look at the iHome that's guaranteed to be a fake (but a much funnier one).
...
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 8, 2005 at 02:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, sorry. I obviously wasn't talking about you,... 17,590 Views / 226 Replies  
Oh, sorry. I obviously wasn't talking about you, Peter!
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 8, 2005 at 01:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Screw Pete! What's he ever done for my sake? Or... 17,590 Views / 226 Replies  
Screw Pete! What's he ever done for my sake? Or my saké, even? Digging up this old thread is worth it to see that great picture. Truly, it is a beautiful requiem for an utterly pointless event. But, at...
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 8, 2005 at 01:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm glad to hear some people are finding joy. My... 4,110 Views / 65 Replies  
I'm glad to hear some people are finding joy. My two favorite games, "The Italian Job" and "Need for Speed V-Rally", both hang (actually, V-Rally doesn't even load). The problem is probably hardware...
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 8, 2005 at 12:53 AM, in Gaming
You can connect to any 802.11b/g router with your... 405 Views / 2 Replies  
You can connect to any 802.11b/g router with your iBook.

Cheers!
Posted by MacmanX, on Jan 3, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine was in my back-pack with no other protection... 871 Views / 9 Replies  
Mine was in my back-pack with no other protection when we took a spill off my bike onto the pavement at 25mph. Granted, a human body is a great shock absorber (especially when we bounce, ooch!).
...
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 29, 2004 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why not just restore the iPod on the iMac, set it... 659 Views / 7 Replies  
Why not just restore the iPod on the iMac, set it (the iPod) to be used as a disk and put the iTunes folder on the iPod. Then you could copy that folder to the iBook. It would be easier than...
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 27, 2004 at 02:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just be glad you don't play violin. Next time... 2,296 Views / 68 Replies  
Just be glad you don't play violin. Next time you're at the symphony, count the number bows pointing the other way.
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 26, 2004 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crazy lefty, you better play the hell out of that... 2,296 Views / 68 Replies  
Crazy lefty, you better play the hell out of that guitar!

Cheers!
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 26, 2004 at 02:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Miloclaus was a little disappointed with his haul... 2,296 Views / 68 Replies  
Miloclaus was a little disappointed with his haul this year.

http://homepage.mac.com/derrick.snelson/.Public/miloclaus.jpg

Fortunately, he only has to wear that hat for five minutes a year....
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 26, 2004 at 02:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought this thread was going to be about... 1,761 Views / 78 Replies  
I thought this thread was going to be about sending strippers for Xmas. How lame is this!
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 10, 2004 at 09:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Too much laptop use can also cause SCS (sweaty... 1,115 Views / 28 Replies  
Too much laptop use can also cause SCS (sweaty crotch syndrome). So, watch it kids.
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 10, 2004 at 02:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
engrish.com - Great site about translation... 2,162 Views / 39 Replies  
engrish.com - Great site about translation pitfalls. Extensive archives. Updated daily.

bookofratings.com - Hilarious ratings of just about anything. Extensive archives. Updated weekly (though he...
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 4, 2004 at 01:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm... Another interesting thread nearly choked... 2,891 Views / 163 Replies  
Hmm... Another interesting thread nearly choked to death with a big old boring flame war. Nice job guys!

Anyway, I like Rufus Wainwright. That cat can sing.
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 2, 2004 at 11:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It looks like a really cool sim, but is there a... 946 Views / 12 Replies  
It looks like a really cool sim, but is there a site with a tutorial for setting it up on a Mac. I'm willing to put in the time, but I just don't have any experience setting up something like this....
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 1, 2004 at 11:48 PM, in Gaming
What about a cheap night class at the local... 1,243 Views / 47 Replies  
What about a cheap night class at the local Community College? Depending on your local, the classes are University quality, dirt cheap, and easy to get into. Our local CC offers a certificate in...
Posted by MacmanX, on Dec 1, 2004 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The objection was to the claim made in the... 823 Views / 12 Replies  
The objection was to the claim made in the commercial that the new G5 was the 'World's fastest desktop computer'. They had no qualms about its ability to blast users through walls. Go figure.
...
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 20, 2004 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Neat. Thanks for writing this. It certainly does... 2,133 Views / 59 Replies  
Neat. Thanks for writing this. It certainly does make Safari feel a little (wait for it) snappier.

Cheers!
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 20, 2004 at 02:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's pretty cool. It's a sort of 'easter-egg'... 999 Views / 37 Replies  
That's pretty cool. It's a sort of 'easter-egg' in one of the most ubiquitous and simple logos in the world. The interview with the designer was interesting too. Now I know I am definitely not cut...
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 20, 2004 at 02:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm afraid this isn't true. While it may not be... 2,396 Views / 148 Replies  
I'm afraid this isn't true. While it may not be cesspit dirty, a dog is not very particular about what it puts its tongue on. I have an ASPCA book which is very clear on this matter right up front.
...
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 19, 2004 at 12:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"And remember, if you're not sure about... 1,820 Views / 55 Replies  
"And remember, if you're not sure about something, rub it against a piece of paper. If the paper turns clear, it's your window to weight gain."
(Dr. Nick Riviera on choosing diet foods)
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 16, 2004 at 10:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, this has come up and been discussed before.... 735 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, this has come up and been discussed before. However, this is such a great feature, I hope everyone knows about it. Apple has my deep thanks for adding this feature.
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 15, 2004 at 02:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You know, I really don't remember listening to... 2,382 Views / 58 Replies  
You know, I really don't remember listening to MP3s before iTunes. If I wanted to hear music on my 6100/66 DOS, I would use the CD player. But, I would rather hear the music on my stereo. I suppose...
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 13, 2004 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Man, cycles aren't the problem. It's the riders.... 706 Views / 22 Replies  
Man, cycles aren't the problem. It's the riders. There is nothing like a Sunday afternoon riding through the mountains. Going into curves so banked you can see it... there's nothing like it. But, all...
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 12, 2004 at 05:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You mean they will get London cabs driven by... 495 Views / 9 Replies  
You mean they will get London cabs driven by Pakistani drivers too?
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 9, 2004 at 01:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, stop laughing at me. I was in deep... 1,074 Views / 27 Replies  
Hey, stop laughing at me. I was in deep concentration about my mortgage rates, Ok? Anyway, I have a picture of you picking your nose in your car, so BACK OFF.
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 9, 2004 at 01:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This thread is very encouraging. The lack of... 2,112 Views / 120 Replies  
This thread is very encouraging. The lack of reactionary views shows that most rational people have accepted the reality of global warming. We may not all agree on the solutions, but both sides of...
Posted by MacmanX, on Nov 9, 2004 at 01:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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