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Assign static IP addresses, or increase the time... 3,988 Views / 7 Replies  
Assign static IP addresses, or increase the time of your DHCP leases.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 15, 2012 at 08:10 AM, in Mac OS X
There's no problem: the router should just... 3,988 Views / 7 Replies  
There's no problem: the router should just reassign the IP address. Unless it's causing you connectivity problems it's nuisance message.

You may be able to increase the time of the DHCP lease, or...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 13, 2012 at 08:58 AM, in Mac OS X
I've seen that error for a while: I have three... 3,988 Views / 7 Replies  
I've seen that error for a while: I have three machines and one iPhone all on the same network, all served by DCHP. So, if one machine gets powered down, and the DHCP lease expires, another machine...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Dmn. 184 Views / 2 Replies  
Dmn.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 12, 2012 at 03:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Any idea what's causing this? 184 Views / 2 Replies  
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Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Because the movie isn't being discussed as a big,... 2,544 Views / 59 Replies  
Because the movie isn't being discussed as a big, dumb summer movie. It's being discussed as if it's a serious movie with good writing and a deep message. . . and it's not. It's a piece of shit, big,...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If the iPhone 5 doesn't come with a unicorn,... 542 Views / 5 Replies  
If the iPhone 5 doesn't come with a unicorn, Apple will fail.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Aug 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sorry: I wasn't clear. I meant the writing was so... 2,544 Views / 59 Replies  
Sorry: I wasn't clear. I meant the writing was so bad there wasn't a fully developed character in the movie. There were a lot of stereotypes, though.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The real problem with Bane is he sounded like... 2,544 Views / 59 Replies  
The real problem with Bane is he sounded like Baron √únderbheit (http://venturefans.org/vbwiki/Baron_√únderbheit).




There wasn't a character in that movie.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's back! It's back! Holding down... 7,740 Views / 330 Replies  
It's back! It's back!

Holding down shift-option volume keys now changes the volume by small increments!!!!!!!!
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Don't think too hard: there are plot holes in the... 2,544 Views / 59 Replies  
Don't think too hard: there are plot holes in the movie large enough to drive another movie through.

Here's another one: if you have a city of 12 million completely cut off from the rest of the...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jul 26, 2012 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just have the bad guys steal a nuke. Massive plot... 2,544 Views / 59 Replies  
Just have the bad guys steal a nuke. Massive plot holes closed.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jul 25, 2012 at 06:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The bomb physics in the movie were a complete... 2,544 Views / 59 Replies  
The bomb physics in the movie were a complete joke. Let's start from the beginning:

1) Weaponizing fusion: This has already been done. It's called a thermonuclear weapon, and the first test was by...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jul 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not willing to go that far, but I also... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I'm not willing to go that far, but I also wouldn't be surprised.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
You'd better have sales figures showing a steep... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
You'd better have sales figures showing a steep decline in MP sales in the last two quarters.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 06:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, I know the current MP has some problems. I... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Oh, I know the current MP has some problems. I just don't know if those problems affect the majority of pro users. But, then again, I could be wrong.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't know about a majority. Except for using... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I don't know about a majority. Except for using older processors, the current MPs meet all your criteria.



Apple. Won't. Care. Cook says they're working on something. They're not going to...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
We don't know they want to get rid of it. Cook is... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
We don't know they want to get rid of it. Cook is quoted as saying they're working on something for the pro users for next year. This may be a new Map Pro. It may be something else we can't imagine....
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 01:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
This. 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
This.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nope: they're still selling. But, at most, the... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Nope: they're still selling. But, at most, the make up 5% or 6% of Apple's computer sales. The desktop is dying, boys and girls.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 01:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, but this sounds like wishful thinking on... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Sorry, but this sounds like wishful thinking on your part. I've already seen a lot of press coverage of the new MBPs, with comments about overdue MP updates limited to tech sites.

Let's be honest:...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think Apple might be able to pull off 2U.... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I think Apple might be able to pull off 2U. There's a lot of empty space in my Mac Pro.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
This. A regular desktop machine which, ZOMG!,... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
This. A regular desktop machine which, ZOMG!, just happens to fit into a 2U rack! :eek:

In addition they can sell it in a server config: lots of storage, minimal GPU and (please, God) two power...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think Apple really cares about the server... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I don't think Apple really cares about the server space. However, if they could produce a new Mac Pro case which just happens to be 2U, then it might be worth their while.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I considered Hackintosh before buying my MP, but... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I considered Hackintosh before buying my MP, but at the time the results were really hit and miss. Things may have improved since then.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Because they wouldn't make any money on it. I... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Because they wouldn't make any money on it. I think Apple did see some revenue on the G4/G5 XServes. They actually sold a large number to the Navy to use with the sonar software on submarines. But I...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 05:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
And the current, and even older machines, can... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
And the current, and even older machines, can handle it. I know professional photographers who use 13-inch MBPs with no problems.

But, yeah, they're shit for value now. See my post above.


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Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
I run OS X, Windows and Linux at home. Windows 7... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I run OS X, Windows and Linux at home. Windows 7 isn't that bad. But I still prefer OS X.

edit: I still stick to my prediction that, within ten years, the desktop as we know it will be dead. I...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree. Apple could kill the MP, or they could... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I agree. Apple could kill the MP, or they could replace it with an all-new 2U chassis, and I wouldn't be surprised in either direction. At the moment I'm only sure of two things. The Mac Pro isn't...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's why I said video: it really is one of the... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
That's why I said video: it really is one of the few applications which will work a lot of cores.



I'm actually in agreement with you, but I think we're in the minority. Most of the people I...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 02:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think another reason we're seeing people moving... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I think another reason we're seeing people moving to the MBPs and iMacs is because those machines have gotten really powerful in and of themselves. Considering that most commercial software is still...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 02:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think you and I have had this discussion... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I think you and I have had this discussion already: because your entire network is set up with Apple servers and Apple machines. Everything works and everything's stable. There is no need to think...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'll bet the vast majority of MPs are bought by... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I'll bet the vast majority of MPs are bought by large companies which employ people to do content creation. There are small businesses and individuals who use them, but, I think, most of the...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, but that's the thing: Apple is a company... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Yes, but that's the thing: Apple is a company which 1) doesn't announce future plans, 2) doesn't announce future products and 3) carefully controls leaks. This works spectacularly well when it allows...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
I never said they weren't overpriced: they are.... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I never said they weren't overpriced: they are. However, claiming they're now shit is ridiculous. There are a lot of 2006 and 2008 MPs out there still working hard, and the current ones will last a...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
He wasn't quoting Cook. He's was quoting an Apple... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
He wasn't quoting Cook. He's was quoting an Apple source he didn't name.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
It Apple takes a lot of engineering to do... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
It Apple takes a lot of engineering to do anything. That's just the way they are.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
That I'll agree with. When I bought mine it was... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
That I'll agree with. When I bought mine it was price competitive with the same specs from HP, Dell, etc. Not the case any more.

David Pogue...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
No, they're not shit. This is a case of ZOMG! Teh... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
No, they're not shit. This is a case of ZOMG! Teh Benchmarks! without looking at the real world. Will Photoshop/Avid/CFP/Logic still fly on your Mac Pro? Yes. Will it be as fast as the latest...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is the one I'm hoping for. 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
This is the one I'm hoping for.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think so. And we know two things: 1) Apple... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I think so.

And we know two things: 1) Apple isn't moved by the popular opinions of its users, and 2) Apple doesn't do what they see as legacy. So, the fate of the MP has already been decided. We...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wouldn't say no decent processors: it's not... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I wouldn't say no decent processors: it's not like the W3680 or the E5645s are shit.

As to why they bothered? Perhaps because the MPs account for, maybe, 5% of their overall sales?

My big...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think the single-processor models changed. 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I don't think the single-processor models changed.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I can see one of two options. One, Apple is... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
I can see one of two options. One, Apple is keeping the Mac Pro on life support until sales of their towers become so low it makes no economic sense to keep making them. I'd imagine this would take,...
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 04:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
New processors in the dual-processor models:... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
New processors in the dual-processor models: E5645. Looks like the same W3565 in the base model. Not sure if the six-core single processor system has the same W3680.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
There ARE new Mac Pros at the Apple store: same... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
There ARE new Mac Pros at the Apple store: same box, new processors.

Looks like nothing else changed: no USB 3.0, etc.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unfortunately, I would say it's time to stick a... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Unfortunately, I would say it's time to stick a fork in the Mac Pro. It's probably done.
Posted by Don Pickett, on Jun 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
My Mac Pro--3.33 six core--is faster than any... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
My Mac Pro--3.33 six core--is faster than any iMac, and is considerably faster on X-Plane, the only program I have which can actually max out all twelve actual and virtual cores. The mobile GPUs in...
Posted by Don Pickett, on May 10, 2012 at 02:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Or, to play devil's advocate, having been burned... 7,778 Views / 249 Replies  
Or, to play devil's advocate, having been burned by two major CPU manufacturers in the past--Motorola and IBM--Apple wanted to wait until they were sure Intel had their shit together before...
Posted by Don Pickett, on May 10, 2012 at 02:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
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