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Oops...misunderstood...sorry, never mind. 2,788 Views / 18 Replies  
Oops...misunderstood...sorry, never mind.
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 17, 2005 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, Madagascar was made by Dreamworks (who... 2,788 Views / 18 Replies  
Actually, Madagascar was made by Dreamworks (who brought you Antz, Shrek, and Shark Tale), the bitter rival of Pixar (Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles). So Steve had nothing...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 17, 2005 at 02:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What about "miniMac"? Not PowerMac, but... 2,597 Views / 85 Replies  
What about "miniMac"? Not PowerMac, but miniMac... and it contains the string "iMac" too!

.... eh? .... eh?
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 11, 2005 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting. When I read the title of the post... 2,362 Views / 71 Replies  
Interesting. When I read the title of the post ("Life is Random"), I thought they meant as in "Random Access Memory", aka RAM, aka Flash RAM iPod???

Don't know where the "random shuffle only" idea...
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 10, 2005 at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Has anyone tried playing a CD or importing from a... 3,714 Views / 90 Replies  
Has anyone tried playing a CD or importing from a CD into AAC? I can't get it to work on my PC...when I try to play the CD, it kind of hangs, and no sound comes out. And when importing, it will...
Posted by chingwei, on Oct 16, 2003 at 05:10 PM, in Applications
:cry: I recently read Larry Gonick's... 701 Views / 40 Replies  
:cry:

I recently read Larry Gonick's excellent "Comic Book History Of The Universe", and realized just how much of the world's history and culture happened in the Middle East, and lots of it in...
Posted by chingwei, on Apr 19, 2003 at 01:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just some input about MPEG-4 and AAC: You... 1,931 Views / 63 Replies  
Just some input about MPEG-4 and AAC:

You can think of MPEG-4 as a large "container" standard, which can contain a number of audio or video coding standards. Just like when you create a Quicktime...
Posted by chingwei, on Mar 30, 2003 at 12:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did Bush take speech lessons from "The Rock"? 542 Views / 11 Replies  
Random post: I just watched "The Rock" (1996) again on TV. (In it, I saw Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage rush by my street corner in a HUM-V and Ferrari! But that's besides my point...)

As you know,...
Posted by chingwei, on Mar 30, 2003 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What about The Last Emperor score by Ryuichi... 1,163 Views / 67 Replies  
What about The Last Emperor score by Ryuichi Sakamoto? In fact, I like a lot of Sakamoto's scores...The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha...
Posted by chingwei, on Nov 3, 2002 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi Seanyepez, So, have you gotten your Pismo... 2,008 Views / 81 Replies  
Hi Seanyepez,

So, have you gotten your Pismo back from Powerlogix yet? I've been eagerly awaiting your review...

-Ching-Wei
Posted by chingwei, on Sep 10, 2002 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
euphras, If you're talking about the... 351 Views / 6 Replies  
euphras,

If you're talking about the "Instant vB Code" buttons when you are composing your reply, yes, it doesn't seem to work for me either. Quote, Bold, Italic, Underline don't seem to do...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 15, 2002 at 11:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Jeffrey, Powerduck, and others who have the... 2,008 Views / 81 Replies  
Jeffrey, Powerduck, and others who have the upgrade,

How is the Virtual PC performance with the new G4/500?

Any "snappier"? if you have Virtual PC, and have extra time, I would really...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 14, 2002 at 08:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
(I assume you mean 200gig HDs...) It's not... 1,713 Views / 46 Replies  
(I assume you mean 200gig HDs...)

It's not about the file sizes, and I'm not just bitching for no reason. At
work, we have certain shared folders on the Windows network that contain the
contents...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 10, 2002 at 01:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: I totally agree 1,713 Views / 46 Replies  
I agree, I don't think making them hidden in Windows is a real solution.
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 8, 2002 at 09:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Hmm....Apple and IBM working together... And... 3,981 Views / 78 Replies  
Hmm....Apple and IBM working together...

And to think about how things were 15 years ago, when you had two choices of computers: Apple, or IBM?

-CW
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 8, 2002 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Aha, Check out this latest headline on... 3,981 Views / 78 Replies  
Aha,

Check out this latest headline on news.com:
IBM breeds PC chip from Server DNA (http://news.com.com/2100-1001-949030.html?tag=fd_top)

To quote some interesting parts:
----------------...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 8, 2002 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
My main gripe is about the .ds_store file that is... 1,713 Views / 46 Replies  
My main gripe is about the .ds_store file that is left in every single folder that I browse through SMB, whether I read/write files there or not!

I understand if Mac OS is writing a file to a...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 8, 2002 at 12:57 PM, in Mac OS X
pat++ and karbon: you have opposing views on 10.2... 1,713 Views / 46 Replies  
pat++ and karbon: you have opposing views on 10.2 and this hidden file business. Can you tell us which builds each of you are using?

Thanks!

-Ching-Wei
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 8, 2002 at 12:22 AM, in Mac OS X
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is a... 1,713 Views / 46 Replies  
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is a huge problem...there isn't much talk about it around the web (as far as a google search takes me).

So now I've heard (from this thread and elsewhere)...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 7, 2002 at 11:33 PM, in Mac OS X
What about Corel Photo-Paint? I think that's a... 918 Views / 20 Replies  
What about Corel Photo-Paint? I think that's a direct competitor to Adobe Photoshop, but costs $249 vs PS's $600!!! In fact, Apple bundles Corel Photo-Paint with DVD Studio Pro, to do still menu...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 7, 2002 at 07:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Jaguar, SMB, and hidden files? .ds_store, ._xxx 1,713 Views / 46 Replies  
Hi all,

I am using my PowerMac OS X 10.1 on a Windows network. I like the fact that I can use the Go->Connect to Server to connect to SMB/CIFS shares, to access Windows shared folders etc directly...
Posted by chingwei, on Aug 7, 2002 at 05:35 PM, in Mac OS X
I think Garamond was better too... But what... 372 Views / 14 Replies  
I think Garamond was better too...

But what about this thought: the X in OS X has always been in Garamond. Are they going to change the logo of OS X? From apple.com's big Jaguar display, it looks...
Posted by chingwei, on Jul 19, 2002 at 02:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
seanyepez, I look forward to reading your... 2,008 Views / 81 Replies  
seanyepez,

I look forward to reading your review. I don't know if you were planning to do this, but I would like to sugest you do a benchmark in Virtual PC, to see if the G4 really helps, and if...
Posted by chingwei, on Jul 13, 2002 at 12:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Last question, I promise, for those who know... 570 Views / 28 Replies  
Last question, I promise, for those who know (Kristoff?):

Is the 750cx(e) (The new G3's in the new iBooks, with the integrated full-speed L2 cache, 256kB and 512kB now) pin compatible with the 750...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 18, 2002 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with Tazman, The reason I say it... 374 Views / 10 Replies  
I agree with Tazman,

The reason I say it will probably be on par with a Ti500 is that I don't think there ARE that many architectural differences between the Pismo and the first generation...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 18, 2002 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 374 Views / 10 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by TazmanDman:
<strong>Well...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 18, 2002 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 570 Views / 28 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Kristoff:
IT's accurate....
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 17, 2002 at 10:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi y'all, I'm an excited owner of a Pismo... 374 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi y'all,

I'm an excited owner of a Pismo 400, and I am anxiously waiting for the "verdict" on the new G4 upgrade too!

Here's a webpage that did some tests (IMovie tests too) between a Pismo...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 17, 2002 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey all, I was just thinking of more... 570 Views / 28 Replies  
Hey all,

I was just thinking of more questions, to try and decide whether this upgrade is worth it, or if we should hold out for another upgrade. I just realized that the 7410 G4-500MHz does not...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 16, 2002 at 05:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 570 Views / 28 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Kristoff:...
Posted by chingwei, on Jun 16, 2002 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another classic Ralph quote, from the episode... 1,436 Views / 94 Replies  
Another classic Ralph quote, from the episode where Principal Skinner and Krabapple have their secret love affair, when they are confronted by the parents, and Ralph, a witness, says:

"Principal...
Posted by chingwei, on May 13, 2002 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, you're all going to think I'm lame coz I... 1,436 Views / 94 Replies  
OK, you're all going to think I'm lame coz I can't remember it word for word, but the funniest line is when Santa's Little Helper goes missing for some reason, Bart starts crying, and Homer says...
Posted by chingwei, on May 13, 2002 at 10:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with ford prefect. The last-of-generation... 359 Views / 20 Replies  
I agree with ford prefect. The last-of-generation models always hold their value longer than the first-of-generations. Take the Pismo for example. It was the culmination of an entire line of...
Posted by chingwei, on May 13, 2002 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi Lucx, I'm pretty sure that the BlueChip... 364 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi Lucx,

I'm pretty sure that the BlueChip G4 is currently only for Lombard (and below). I figure the bus speed is the main difference, and I doubt you could just plug in a card made for the...
Posted by chingwei, on Mar 15, 2002 at 12:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To me, the screen dropped at one of the climaxes... 369 Views / 20 Replies  
To me, the screen dropped at one of the climaxes of the song, musically, I think that was the desired effect...

And I saw that the names were still being projected, there was just no screen to...
Posted by chingwei, on Feb 4, 2002 at 05:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Tuesday of "next week", still no update on the... 718 Views / 54 Replies  
Tuesday of "next week", still no update on the Powerlogix website...

Are you guys who reported the Pismo upgrade SURE of your source information?
I am starting to lose hope :( Has anyone tried...
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 22, 2002 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Where did you sign up to be a beta tester?? ... 718 Views / 54 Replies  
Where did you sign up to be a beta tester??

Thanks!
-Ching-Wei
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 21, 2002 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I like your style. Was wondering, you have... 443 Views / 11 Replies  
I like your style.

Was wondering, you have the "Psun of Sigmond" page, where you bring up Freud. Shouldn't it be "Sigmund"?

-CW
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 15, 2002 at 03:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey all, I just noticed this on the... 718 Views / 54 Replies  
Hey all,

I just noticed this on the Powerlogixweb site (http://www.powerlogix.com/products/bluechip4.html)!

This is possibly old news, but I hadn't noticed it before, it's a G4 BlueChip upgrade...
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 14, 2002 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I CAN'T WAIT!!! 718 Views / 54 Replies  
I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 14, 2002 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Trade Pismo 400MHz CPU and CASH, for Pismo 500MHz CPU 291 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi all,

I have a Pismo 400MHz, and would like to upgrade the CPU speed. Anyone out there who has a Pismo 500MHz and needs some cash, and can live with less CPU speed, please make an offer...

I...
Posted by chingwei, on Jan 9, 2002 at 08:09 PM, in Marketplace
American Terrorism: US OK'ed East Timor Massacre 328 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi all,
Read the news on Yahoo! (http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011206/ts/indonesia_usa_dc.html)

For the busy or lazy, the synopsis is that secret documents have now been made available that...
Posted by chingwei, on Dec 7, 2001 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I think we've come to a fundamental... 485 Views / 33 Replies  
Well, I think we've come to a fundamental distinction between two types of computer users:

1) Some users prefer a "hands off" approach to using the computer, these people want the computer to...
Posted by chingwei, on Nov 26, 2001 at 07:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Hi, I don't know if this is related, but I... 278 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,

I don't know if this is related, but I have a Pismo 400, with 384MB RAM, and in OS X (10.1, 10.1.1), if I leave it running, in battery mode, after some time, it will (expectedly) turn off the...
Posted by chingwei, on Nov 14, 2001 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Has anyone thought of the possibility that there... 306 Views / 6 Replies  
Has anyone thought of the possibility that there will not be any BIG event or announcement about these new Pbooks? I mean, it's not really that big a deal, just some speed bumps and config...
Posted by chingwei, on Oct 15, 2001 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ha ha, I was right! I KNEW it! It was just a... 512 Views / 17 Replies  
Ha ha,

I was right! I KNEW it! It was just a matter of time:

New Worm Exploits Terrorist Attacks - news.com (http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-7285953.html?tag=mn_hd)

All I have to say is...
Posted by chingwei, on Sep 24, 2001 at 05:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Millenium, how can you be so cruel??!! I... 578 Views / 16 Replies  
Millenium, how can you be so cruel??!!

I noticed the pyramid truck in the fifth panel, is that what you're talking about? Or do you mean the blood running into the drain (drain ~ adrian) in the...
Posted by chingwei, on Sep 19, 2001 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's interesting... You know, the day... 512 Views / 17 Replies  
Yeah, it's interesting...

You know, the day after 9/11, I was thinking to myself, "now, wouldn't it be just too easy to crash 50% of computers worldwide right now?" Already there were reports of...
Posted by chingwei, on Sep 19, 2001 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whaaa??? I just dug my copy out, and am looking... 578 Views / 16 Replies  
Whaaa??? I just dug my copy out, and am looking like crazy to find out what you're talking about! PLEASE, tell me what you're talking about?!?!?!

Thanks in advance...

Anarkisst, thanks for the...
Posted by chingwei, on Sep 18, 2001 at 11:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hi all, Just for your info, here is a... 368 Views / 7 Replies  
Hi all,

Just for your info, here is a Reuter's Article (http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=topnews&StoryID=228709) from this morning, explaining that while there have been many...
Posted by chingwei, on Sep 18, 2001 at 06:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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