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The island happened. My question is why they... 27,961 Views / 830 Replies  
The island happened. My question is why they spent time building mythology and raising questions in an alternate universe where nothing is real anyway.

Why should we care who Jack's son's mother...
Posted by goMac, on May 24, 2010 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Which is kind of lame... No atomic... 27,961 Views / 830 Replies  
Which is kind of lame...



No atomic bomb. The island doesn't really exist in that reality. Nothing really exists actually. That's why at the end everyone was magically healing their own...
Posted by goMac, on May 24, 2010 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know how I feel. It wasn't BSG bad. And I... 27,961 Views / 830 Replies  
I don't know how I feel. It wasn't BSG bad. And I like that they used the flash sideways universe as a way to say good bye.

I'm more upset by how many plot holes this opens. Why did the unplug the...
Posted by goMac, on May 24, 2010 at 03:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I, for one, am shocked that older people account... 8,507 Views / 620 Replies  
I, for one, am shocked that older people account for more health care spending than everyone else.

Just shocked.
Posted by goMac, on Mar 22, 2010 at 03:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
...and the problem is? 8,213 Views / 133 Replies  
...and the problem is?
Posted by goMac, on Dec 15, 2009 at 05:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Something to keep in mind... I saw this with... 1,251 Views / 67 Replies  
Something to keep in mind...

I saw this with a friend who had pirated it online. The pirated ending is different than the real ending.
Posted by goMac, on Dec 14, 2009 at 03:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not like a pyramid, no. This really... 572 Views / 17 Replies  
It's not like a pyramid, no.

This really isn't anything new. I've seen spam emails that "came from my account" for years now. Basically, once a spammer has your email address, he can fake emails...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 25, 2009 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nothing you can do will fix this. They... 572 Views / 17 Replies  
Nothing you can do will fix this.

They likely aren't even sending the email from your account. It's extremely easy to forge an email to make it look like it came from your account.
Posted by goMac, on Oct 25, 2009 at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The rumor mill says it's not the type of license,... 1,005 Views / 38 Replies  
The rumor mill says it's not the type of license, but more of a... Apple worried about software patents issue.

Supposedly ZFS was fully completed for 10.6 and yanked at the last minute, so it...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 25, 2009 at 12:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, but speedups using multiple cores depends... 1,005 Views / 38 Replies  
Sure, but speedups using multiple cores depends on the amount of threading in the software being run. BeOS may have optimized the software that came with the system, but no OS can just magically make...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty sure none of them are as capable as... 1,005 Views / 38 Replies  
I'm pretty sure none of them are as capable as ZFS, and Apple might be leery of using something that is not corporately backed. If there are any patents, and they are the biggest company using the...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
IIRC they've had an in house file system guy for... 1,005 Views / 38 Replies  
IIRC they've had an in house file system guy for a while, but I dunno what he's been working on.
Posted by goMac, on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple kills ZFS for Mac 1,005 Views / 38 Replies  
Can't believe I beat Besson to the punch...

Apple Shuts Down Open Source ZFS Project - Mac Forums (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=808071)

Looks like it was a licensing issue. The...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 23, 2009 at 05:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We sold him the software that helped draw out the... 20,892 Views / 694 Replies  
We sold him the software that helped draw out the lighting on the lens flares. Trust me, his secretary calls us all the time. :p

But watching the film, I can definitely see some of our lens...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 13, 2009 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Errrr. No. That's not a "problem". That's not at... 1,815 Views / 56 Replies  
Errrr. No. That's not a "problem". That's not at all a good reason to vote against the bill. Yes, it would be great if the bill was more general, but that still doesn't make a lick of sense as a...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We have these at work... Space Air Grid 5870... 3,788 Views / 8 Replies  
We have these at work...

Space Air Grid 5870 Chrome | Sit4less.com (http://www.sit4less.com/products-1/office-star/space-air-grid-5870-chrome/128)

I'm not sure I like the mesh back, I could use...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know, I watched it last night and I liked... 2,848 Views / 79 Replies  
I don't know, I watched it last night and I liked it.

Keep in mind I HATED Stargate because of the entire feel of the series. They got so bogged down in story in the other shows, and technobable,...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am simply stating what is widely known by the... 926 Views / 37 Replies  
I am simply stating what is widely known by the Macintosh community: Pacifist is the shining example of what all shareware should live up to, and everyone should buy three copies for themselves right...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 05:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I apologize in advance of formally admitting... 20,892 Views / 694 Replies  
I apologize in advance of formally admitting anything. :p
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 05:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I liked Virtuality, actually. I expected not to. 2,848 Views / 79 Replies  
I liked Virtuality, actually. I expected not to.
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 03:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Worked for me. 727 Views / 6 Replies  
Worked for me.
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 02:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm pretty sure that excellent application,... 926 Views / 37 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that excellent application, Pacifist, still runs on 10.4. Pacifist is perhaps the greatest installer package viewer ever created. Sometimes people ask me "Colin, if I could only load...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 01:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I possibly work for the company responsible for... 20,892 Views / 694 Replies  
I possibly work for the company responsible for those lens flares. The code for the After Effects/FCP plugin that did those might be in my documents folder on my work machine.

I apologize, in...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 01:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Even better, Sony is moving some of their digital... 941 Views / 24 Replies  
Even better, Sony is moving some of their digital copies to the PSP format...

Lack of standards FTW!
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 01:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I wish it was snowing more here... ... 788 Views / 32 Replies  
I wish it was snowing more here...



Yep, I was telling my friend in Des Moines how jealous I was that he was getting snow...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 11, 2009 at 01:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Feels like the time of the year that the DVD... 20,892 Views / 694 Replies  
Feels like the time of the year that the DVD would get released...
Posted by goMac, on Oct 8, 2009 at 03:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's funny that I come back and look in... 1,981 Views / 51 Replies  
I think it's funny that I come back and look in this forum after months and there is a ZFS thread by Besson in the lounge. :p
Posted by goMac, on Oct 6, 2009 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Long answer is take a computer science class. ... 11,796 Views / 151 Replies  
Long answer is take a computer science class.

Short answer (and slightly disingenuous answer) is that the kernel doesn't control how your program runs, so it doesn't need to understand 64 bits.
Posted by goMac, on Aug 27, 2009 at 08:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Kind of. 64 bit apps have 8 64 bit general... 35,921 Views / 962 Replies  
Kind of. 64 bit apps have 8 64 bit general purpose registers and 8 64 bit floating point registers.

However, on the Intel architecture, each 64 bit register can be used as two 32 bit registers, so...
Posted by goMac, on Aug 27, 2009 at 03:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I'm on the fence. Maybe as a Bluray player, but... 1,852 Views / 58 Replies  
I'm on the fence. Maybe as a Bluray player, but there just aren't many games I'm interested in, and the hardware no longer looks nice.
Posted by goMac, on Aug 18, 2009 at 06:46 PM, in Gaming
Poll: If anyone cares, the slim PS3 drops support for... 347,918 Views / 9,786 Replies  
If anyone cares, the slim PS3 drops support for 3rd party OS's like Linux.
Posted by goMac, on Aug 18, 2009 at 06:45 PM, in Gaming
Poll: Yes, it is. Piano gloss black looked much better,... 347,918 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Yes, it is. Piano gloss black looked much better, and the new buttons are cheaper.

I mean, I know the console itself is cheaper, but I would have thought production costs would be down...
Posted by goMac, on Aug 18, 2009 at 03:18 PM, in Gaming
Tabby. 11,204 Views / 58 Replies  
Tabby.
Posted by goMac, on Aug 18, 2009 at 03:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Is it just me, or does the slim look like a**? 347,918 Views / 9,786 Replies  
Is it just me, or does the slim look like a**?
Posted by goMac, on Aug 18, 2009 at 03:12 PM, in Gaming
Anything not being output at 1080p. So stuff like... 732 Views / 30 Replies  
Anything not being output at 1080p. So stuff like my TiVo when it shifts to native output...

Funny thing is though, I get enough HD stations now that my TiVo hardly ever records anything in SD...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 28, 2009 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What sort of price range would I have to get into... 732 Views / 30 Replies  
What sort of price range would I have to get into to do good upconversion?

NM: It looks like about $700...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 28, 2009 at 04:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How is Onkyo's upconversion and image processing?... 732 Views / 30 Replies  
How is Onkyo's upconversion and image processing?

Again, I'm not going to be insanely picky about sound quality, I think Eug is on target with features over sound quality...

That said, I don't...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 28, 2009 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hawaii has said they have the original on file.... 4,367 Views / 267 Replies  
Hawaii has said they have the original on file. Lou Dobbs is full of crap.

Hawaii, as law, will not release the original from archives, only the short form. The short form is the most proof one...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 28, 2009 at 01:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Audio Receivers... opinions? 732 Views / 30 Replies  
I've been looking at the Sony STR-DN1000... The extra price over the lower end models isn't really a problem for me, but I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions...

In theory I would...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 28, 2009 at 03:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually whenever I'm at my parents they have a... 1,102 Views / 46 Replies  
Actually whenever I'm at my parents they have a backup generator. It powers the routers back on, but I leave my laptop unplugged so I don't strain the generator so much.

If the cable is out...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 28, 2009 at 03:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It looks like, however, reading through the... 1,205 Views / 10 Replies  
It looks like, however, reading through the marketing speak, they will eventually let XM users add Sirius radios.

"Today, if consumers want the best of both XM and SIRIUS, they need two satellite...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sirius and XM, still not compatible? 1,205 Views / 10 Replies  
I activated my XM radio in my car a few months ago because Portland has really crappy radio... And recently I've been looking at getting a new audio receiver for my tv. I was looking at the Sony...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 19, 2009 at 05:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My parents bought a 42" 1080p Panasonic plasma... 692 Views / 27 Replies  
My parents bought a 42" 1080p Panasonic plasma for around $700.

Best Buy has the worst prices. Buy from a smaller place if you can. My parents bought from Video Only (after leaving Best Buy in a...
Posted by goMac, on Jul 19, 2009 at 03:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh man, I completely forgot about BSG... ... 2,200 Views / 97 Replies  
Oh man, I completely forgot about BSG...

Mostly because of the crappy ending.
Posted by goMac, on Jul 15, 2009 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Arrested Development Castle Firefly Mad Men... 2,200 Views / 97 Replies  
Arrested Development
Castle
Firefly
Mad Men
The Office
Posted by goMac, on Jul 15, 2009 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A few things... First, despite reports,... 8,258 Views / 190 Replies  
A few things...

First, despite reports, Macbook Pros with SSD shipped from Apple are still shipping with a SATA1 enabled bus:
Mac Forums - View Single Post - 13" Mbp Only 1.5gb Sata ? - Added...
Posted by goMac, on Jun 16, 2009 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They're trying to outdo Star Trek's lens flare. 579 Views / 23 Replies  
They're trying to outdo Star Trek's lens flare.
Posted by goMac, on Jun 11, 2009 at 08:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Seattle one was closed last year. They're... 579 Views / 23 Replies  
The Seattle one was closed last year. They're expanding all the stores to deal with traffic, and redoing some of them to be flagship stores.
Posted by goMac, on Jun 11, 2009 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here is their policy page: Rules For Computing... 534 Views / 25 Replies  
Here is their policy page:
Rules For Computing and Networking in UW Housing (http://www.washington.edu/computing/rules/residencehall.html)

Their FAQ page says:
"Q: How about wireless ethernet...
Posted by goMac, on Jun 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's open source, so really, anything. 675 Views / 22 Replies  
It's open source, so really, anything.
Posted by goMac, on Jun 10, 2009 at 08:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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