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The eternal question - viewing and editing archives without extracting? 410 Views / 1 Replies  
I frequently take advantage of the ability in Windows to view the contents of any archive format (I use 7-Zip for everything but zip files, since it has a shell extension that lets me right-click on...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not sure about the RAM config previously... 650 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm not sure about the RAM config previously attempted, since it wasn't my machine (and the guy who gave it to me doesn't remember those details). It's got a matched pair of 2GB DIMMs right now.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 21, 2016 at 11:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the info, guys! I'm probably... 650 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks for the info, guys!

I'm probably going to pick up a 2x4GB 1067MHz kit and see how it works. The guy who gave me this machine told me it had belonged to a coworker before it appeared to have...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mid-2010 2.4GHz C2D 13" MBP - RAM options 650 Views / 9 Replies  
Buddy gave me a 13" MacBook Pro he brought back from the dead. It's pretty sweet, and who am I to say no to a free computer? Originally it was presumed dead, but he discovered swapping the DC-in...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 02:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Technically it was the third-gen MBA (I have a... 810 Views / 7 Replies  
Technically it was the third-gen MBA (I have a second-gen and it's still the older design with the flip-down side bit that has a single USB port), but that one extra port made a lot of difference.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't afford that price, but maybe whoever gave... 1,392 Views / 1 Replies  
Can't afford that price, but maybe whoever gave it to you has some extra gifts laying around? ;)
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 02:15 AM, in Marketplace
Were any of the Intel iMacs ever socketed? I know... 2,806 Views / 6 Replies  
Were any of the Intel iMacs ever socketed? I know the aluminum ones have all been soldered, but it's been a looong time since I cracked open a white Intel model.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 20, 2016 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Mid '09 MacBook Air (2.13GHz C2Duo, 2GB RAM) and newer OS X versions 493 Views / 1 Replies  
I just picked up a mid-'09 MBA from a friend. It currently has Mavericks on it.

I know that the hardware officially supports Yosemite and El Capitan, but should I upgrade? I'm guessing the 2GB RAM...
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 26, 2016 at 04:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, we frequent the thrift stores around here -... 1,079 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, we frequent the thrift stores around here - I've found some useful stuff, too! Just figured I'd ask. :)
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:07 PM, in Marketplace
Looking for an iPod dock compatible with 6th gen iPod Classic 1,079 Views / 4 Replies  
Found an iPod Classic in the e-recycle bin at work, and lo and behold, it works just fine! So now I want a dock for it. Of course, I'm having a surprisingly hard time finding one at a decent price...
Posted by shifuimam, on Mar 11, 2016 at 06:03 PM, in Marketplace
Sooo way to bump a year-old thread, I know, but... 3,969 Views / 13 Replies  
Sooo way to bump a year-old thread, I know, but just in case anyone is interested in this, I can verify that it does indeed work just fine. I got a superChina cheap mSATA-to-IDE adapter (the old...
Posted by shifuimam, on Dec 21, 2015 at 06:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
iMac G4 2002 media pack part number? 908 Views / 0 Replies  
I picked up a 15" 800MHz iMac G4 recently (Apple model M8535LL/A) and am hoping to find the restore CD set for it.

I bought what I thought was the right set on eBay and, of course, it wasn't. I...
Posted by shifuimam, on Dec 21, 2015 at 06:09 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
WTT: DDR3 laptop RAM 2x4GB 853 Views / 0 Replies  
Boy this place is dead.

Pretty easy - I have a pair of 4GB DDR3 laptop DIMMs that are 1.5v. I need 1.35v for a new mini computer I just picked up. Even trade.

This is what I have....
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 1, 2015 at 03:53 PM, in Marketplace
Have you thought about using something other than... 960 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you thought about using something other than iPhoto/Photos?

The way Apple's photo applications handle libraries is unnecessarily complex and makes it pretty difficult to recover your stuff if...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 1, 2015 at 03:50 PM, in Applications
Few weird OS 9.2.2 quirks on upgraded DA G4 4,390 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Digital Audio G4 with a Sonnet Crescendo CPU upgrade (1.7GHz), 1.5GB RAM, and an ATI Radeon 9000 Mac Edition video card.

I couldn't get 9.2 to work for the longest time on this thing -...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2015 at 12:39 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Wtb:ddr3 ram 421 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm building a server and DDR3 RAM prices are really through the roof right now, so I'm interested in buying whatever anyone has, if the price is right.

Needs to be DDR3, unbuffered, non-ECC, and...
Posted by shifuimam, on Aug 19, 2014 at 12:01 PM, in Marketplace
So maybe I should try the MDD or Quicksilver G4... 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
So maybe I should try the MDD or Quicksilver G4 restore disc instead? I'll see if I can find that.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 30, 2014 at 01:20 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I installed the Sonnet FW updater from OS X... 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
I installed the Sonnet FW updater from OS X awhile back, when I first got that upgrade card from a friend. I reran the firmware updater prior to doing any of this stuff, and it indicated the FW was...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 08:42 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I think I figured out what was wrong - sort of. ... 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
I think I figured out what was wrong - sort of.

I know that the MDD and later G4s required using the system installation disks that came with the machine due to a special boot ROM. It looks like...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 03:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
There's a system extension, and I do have that... 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
There's a system extension, and I do have that installed.

Right now it's a freshly-formatted hard drive with nothing but OS 9 on it (and a couple empty partitions). I have a second hard drive...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Update: 9.2.2 didn't fix anything. Classic works... 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
Update: 9.2.2 didn't fix anything. Classic works fine.

I'm baffled. I don't know a WHOLE lot about the OS 9 boot process, but we've been reading up on it a lot and have tried every troubleshooting...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:22 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
We thought that might be the problem, so we tried... 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
We thought that might be the problem, so we tried both installing newer Radeon 9000 drivers and installing a Rage 128 PCI card instead. Both cards display video fine, but the OS freezes at the same...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 23, 2014 at 01:51 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Installing OS 9 on a Digital Audio G4 with a 1.7GHz Sonnet Encore/ST 3,922 Views / 16 Replies  
Just what the subject says. I can't get OS 9 to boot. I even took my Pismo PowerBook with 9.2.2 installed, installed the Crescendo/Encore software on it, and tried booting that. It almost booted...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 22, 2014 at 11:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
One thing that bothers me a lot about Google is... 740 Views / 18 Replies  
One thing that bothers me a lot about Google is the whole you-have-to-use-a-real-name thing. This isn't South Korea. I should never be required to provide my full name just to create an otherwise...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry - I've seen it referred to as a Wallstreet... 2,401 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry - I've seen it referred to as a Wallstreet II elsewhere in the past. It's a PDQ - the 233MHz model with L2 cache.

We'll try the two recommended by reader50 and see how it goes.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OS 9 and custom resolutions 2,401 Views / 3 Replies  
Has anyone had success getting custom screen resolutions to work in OS 9? We have an old Wallstreet II PowerBook G3 that we'd like to hook up to our 1080p television via VGA. It works, but the...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 1, 2014 at 12:21 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OP - I'm sorry for hijacking this thread. I think... 1,441 Views / 58 Replies  
OP - I'm sorry for hijacking this thread. I think it's an important topic to discuss, but to get back to your original question and what you're looking for...

Are you interested in joining the JWs...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2014 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know why, but you are very willfully... 1,441 Views / 58 Replies  
I don't know why, but you are very willfully ignoring the most critical point of what I've been posting. Let me state it again for you, and please read it this time.

The church as it stood three...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2014 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So what you're saying is that "Christian" back... 1,441 Views / 58 Replies  
So what you're saying is that "Christian" back then meant something quite different than "Christian" today?

Kind of my point to begin with.



The church created by the Apostle Peter WAS the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2014 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's definitely not going to happen, then. ... 1,534 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah, it's definitely not going to happen, then.

I don't think Lion is worth the upgrade..or is it? I've noticed quite a few apps no longer run on Snow Leopard.

I particularly want the OneDrive...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2014 at 04:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Again........what mainstream Christians believe... 1,441 Views / 58 Replies  
Again........what mainstream Christians believe has already been quite changed due to the influence of the Roman Empire on early Christian beliefs, so the same argument of twisting God's words could...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 11, 2014 at 10:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wikipedia (my emphasis): This... 1,441 Views / 58 Replies  
Wikipedia (my emphasis):



This reinforces my earlier point - mainstream Christianity's definition of the term is biased toward what mainstream Christianity professes to be the One and Only...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, damn. I figured the GPU might be part of the... 1,534 Views / 13 Replies  
Ah, damn. I figured the GPU might be part of the problem. I also didn't realize the bootloader would be that big of an issue.

Guess I'll stick with Snow Leopard, even though barely anything...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2014 at 08:33 PM, in Mac OS X
The Nicene or Apostle's Creed were written by... 1,441 Views / 58 Replies  
The Nicene or Apostle's Creed were written by men. The definition of "Christian" is a tricky one, because most of the modern definitions are based on human interpretations of the word.



Do...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2014 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I know that. I'm talking about whether or not... 1,534 Views / 13 Replies  
Oh, I know that. I'm talking about whether or not it's worth doing. I'm guessing it'll slow down the machine waaaay too much. We'll see.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2014 at 11:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Mavericks on a 1.86GHz C2Duo MacBook with 3GB RAM? 1,534 Views / 13 Replies  
Yes or no?
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2014 at 07:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Passenger rail went to shit when Amtrak sold... 811 Views / 43 Replies  
Passenger rail went to shit when Amtrak sold every damn inch of their track to private freight companies. Because of that, Amtrak passenger trains have to give priority to freight trains, since...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, yes... 5,566 Views / 4 Replies  
Actually, yes (http://lifehacker.com/5923977/mod-your-iphone-for-wireless-charging-no-bulky-case-required).
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 27, 2014 at 11:15 PM, in Hardware Hacking
FS: online training subscription to www.pluralsight.com 609 Views / 0 Replies  
I have absolutely zero confidence that anyone here would be interested in this, but here you go.

I won a one-year $500 subscription to an online software developer training site called...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:17 PM, in Marketplace
WTB: ADC adapter | WTS: iMac G5 367 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a pre-iSight iMac G5 for sale in the box. I need money more than I need the machine, so I'll take $200 OBO for it for local pickup. Add on shipping if you want me to mail it, since it'll be...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 18, 2014 at 04:20 PM, in Marketplace
I think the current criminal justice system is... 823 Views / 35 Replies  
I think the current criminal justice system is severely flawed because of how few rights you have once you are convicted of even a minor felony. A felony conviction for drug possession is currently...
Posted by shifuimam, on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I used to use Flickr to back up all my old... 581 Views / 9 Replies  
I used to use Flickr to back up all my old photos. I never finished importing all of them, though.

You get a terabyte of photo storage, which should be enough.

I will add that iPhoto libraries...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://shifuimam.com/misc/WIN_20140116_000019.JPG... 19,021 Views / 362 Replies  
http://shifuimam.com/misc/WIN_20140116_000019.JPG

I'm not at all amused.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 16, 2014 at 01:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was off 'NN for awhile, so sorry for the... 3,021 Views / 15 Replies  
I was off 'NN for awhile, so sorry for the bump...

I still use my IIci to do a lot of modern stuff - IRC, email, browsing, word processing, etc. Of course I can't watch movies or play music on it,...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 14, 2014 at 05:04 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Like maybe...the Surface Pro? The original... 31,521 Views / 809 Replies  
Like maybe...the Surface Pro?

The original model has been discounted heavily, and it replaces both a tablet and a laptop. Not gonna lie - it's surprisingly powerful for the size. It's become the...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jan 14, 2014 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There's a lot of stuff you're going to have to... 3,021 Views / 15 Replies  
There's a lot of stuff you're going to have to sort-of pirate.

However, if you're talking about trying to remain above board, at least recognize that most of the software we're talking about is...
Posted by shifuimam, on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:41 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
And babies. Don't forget that you have to make... 1,647 Views / 119 Replies  
And babies. Don't forget that you have to make babies, too.
Posted by shifuimam, on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I might try SquareTrade, then. Anyone used... 691 Views / 11 Replies  
I might try SquareTrade, then. Anyone used SafeWare before?
Posted by shifuimam, on Nov 8, 2013 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm so obsessed with my new job that I keep... 1,647 Views / 119 Replies  
I'm so obsessed with my new job that I keep forgetting I have someone waiting for me at home. If I was single, I'd be at work fourteen hours a day, just because I enjoy being there so much.

Men...
Posted by shifuimam, on Nov 8, 2013 at 06:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Two years is enough warranty, but I want to have... 691 Views / 11 Replies  
Two years is enough warranty, but I want to have accidental damage coverage. That's the big thing. I know that a lot of Mac users tend toward SafeWare for insurance on their hardware, so I was just...
Posted by shifuimam, on Oct 31, 2013 at 11:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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