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At least that's a couple years longer than it... 3,174 Views / 126 Replies  
At least that's a couple years longer than it took the previous occupant to disappoint.

Anyway, I have yet to see anyone substantiate the $150 million claim. The supposed $40 million cost of...
Posted by itai195, on Jan 18, 2009 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I guess that depends on which experts you ask and... 1,736 Views / 62 Replies  
I guess that depends on which experts you ask and which policies you're referring to. Details are hard. This official list (http://www.nber.org/cycles/cyclesmain.html) of past recessions seems to...
Posted by itai195, on Jan 16, 2009 at 09:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No kidding. I decide to come check it out again... 3,169 Views / 188 Replies  
No kidding. I decide to come check it out again for the first time in years, and this thread instantly reminded me why I've moved on.
Posted by itai195, on Sep 11, 2008 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
According to Apple's specs... 2,331 Views / 50 Replies  
According to Apple's specs (http://www.apple.com/aperture/specs/) the MacBook and its GMA 950 meet the minimum requirements. You can download a trial edition and see how it runs. You could try...
Posted by itai195, on Feb 22, 2008 at 12:26 AM, in Applications
Poll: I'll keep my HD-DVD player but just won't buy any... 1,098 Views / 37 Replies  
I'll keep my HD-DVD player but just won't buy any more disks for it. Not a big deal, since I only ever bought one HD-DVD anyway, I just rent the ones I want from Netflix. I have a PS3 as well, so...
Posted by itai195, on Jan 6, 2008 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought the 560. IIRC all it's missing is the... 1,318 Views / 42 Replies  
I bought the 560. IIRC all it's missing is the remote.
Posted by itai195, on Dec 29, 2007 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Late to this thread... I bought my wife one... 1,318 Views / 42 Replies  
Late to this thread...

I bought my wife one of the new roombas for Christmas and it is great. Yes, it does get stuck sometimes, you do have to clean it every couple days, and it doesn't totally...
Posted by itai195, on Dec 29, 2007 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And yet some people complained about the non-user... 5,279 Views / 60 Replies  
And yet some people complained about the non-user replaceable batteries in iPods while most people didn't care. A user-replaceable battery would be nice, but I'm willing to sacrifice it for a...
Posted by itai195, on Jul 10, 2007 at 01:38 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yup, you're going to get taxed unless that money... 597 Views / 3 Replies  
Yup, you're going to get taxed unless that money is in a tax-sheltered account. The short-term rate is the same as your marginal income tax rate... which could be as high as 35%, but I'm guessing...
Posted by itai195, on Jul 6, 2007 at 02:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's a gmail thing, I've seen it do this when... 1,201 Views / 7 Replies  
It's a gmail thing, I've seen it do this when using POP access thru Mail.app as well. No clue how to turn it off, I'd like to know as well.
Posted by itai195, on Jul 1, 2007 at 02:47 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Don't have the time to help with the AppleScript... 461 Views / 3 Replies  
Don't have the time to help with the AppleScript at the moment, but why not just use Automator for this? It's the kind of thing it was designed for.
Posted by itai195, on Jun 29, 2007 at 03:56 AM, in Developer Center
Another workaround: there are some great websites... 2,658 Views / 70 Replies  
Another workaround: there are some great websites out there for tracking todos, like rememberthemilk.com
Posted by itai195, on Jun 28, 2007 at 10:27 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't think so. 577 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't think so.
Posted by itai195, on Jun 27, 2007 at 04:53 PM, in Applications
Since Automator can run shell scripts, you can do... 1,180 Views / 19 Replies  
Since Automator can run shell scripts, you can do that in Automator too :stick::D
Posted by itai195, on Jun 27, 2007 at 04:52 PM, in macOS
oops wrong thread 320 Views / 1 Replies  
oops wrong thread
Posted by itai195, on Jun 27, 2007 at 02:50 AM, in Applications
You want to use a workflow like this and save it... 577 Views / 4 Replies  
You want to use a workflow like this and save it as an iCal plug-in that repeats every day:

* Get Specified URLs containing the APOD URL (Astronomy Picture of the Day...
Posted by itai195, on Jun 27, 2007 at 02:45 AM, in Applications
You'd probably have to do it via an AppleScript... 397 Views / 2 Replies  
You'd probably have to do it via an AppleScript (or a Run AppleScript action in Automator) but without knowing any specifics about your setup I can't provide you with more specific advice than that. ...
Posted by itai195, on Jun 26, 2007 at 01:57 AM, in Applications
Yes you can wait a year. 422 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes you can wait a year.
Posted by itai195, on Jun 26, 2007 at 01:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm personally quite entertained by both the... 993 Views / 37 Replies  
I'm personally quite entertained by both the hype, and the old women who complain about it :D
Posted by itai195, on Jun 26, 2007 at 01:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't they live in ~/Library/Application... 306 Views / 1 Replies  
Don't they live in ~/Library/Application Support/Address Book and ~/LibraryApplication Support/iCal? I'm not sure about that, but seems likely to me.
Posted by itai195, on Jun 23, 2007 at 05:30 PM, in Applications
It's been amusing seeing the negative press about... 3,163 Views / 96 Replies  
It's been amusing seeing the negative press about the iPhone all week. Lots of would-be critics trying to cash in on the hype. I admit the iPhone hysteria can be over the top, but in their negative...
Posted by itai195, on Jun 23, 2007 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Your 20% loan is probably a HELOC, right? I'm... 1,270 Views / 47 Replies  
Your 20% loan is probably a HELOC, right? I'm guessing since it's interest-only, prime rate, and that's a common way of doing these 80/20 loans. Are you sure you don't have a prepayment penalty or...
Posted by itai195, on Jun 21, 2007 at 02:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You need to declare your array as unsigned chars.... 5,102 Views / 2 Replies  
You need to declare your array as unsigned chars. A lot of compilers consider chars signed...
Posted by itai195, on May 26, 2007 at 01:15 PM, in Developer Center
There are PDF actions in Automator that will... 810 Views / 2 Replies  
There are PDF actions in Automator that will split a PDF into pages, apply a Quartz filter to make the pages grayscale, and combine pages back together. Will those do what you're looking for?
Posted by itai195, on May 12, 2007 at 02:53 PM, in Applications
You need to use aliases, not POSIX style paths. ... 2,980 Views / 1 Replies  
You need to use aliases, not POSIX style paths. This will work:

set PictureThing to alias ((path to home folder as text) & "lucy.jpg")

tell application "Finder"
duplicate PictureThing to...
Posted by itai195, on Apr 12, 2007 at 12:56 AM, in macOS
I'm not sure since I can't recreate it, but the... 2,154 Views / 22 Replies  
I'm not sure since I can't recreate it, but the issue is most likely with Find Finder Items. Try replacing it with the other two actions I mentioned, and if you need to filter things out so you only...
Posted by itai195, on Apr 4, 2007 at 12:57 AM, in macOS
I haven't been able to recreate the problem... 2,154 Views / 22 Replies  
I haven't been able to recreate the problem you're seeing, however you may try another approach by replacing Find Finder Items with a Get Specified Finder Items containing the DSS_FLDA folder...
Posted by itai195, on Apr 3, 2007 at 09:11 PM, in macOS
Yes you certainly can do all the file copying,... 2,154 Views / 22 Replies  
Yes you certainly can do all the file copying, deleting, opening, and renaming pretty easily with Automator. Check out the actions Ask for Finder Items, Get Specified Finder Items, Copy Finder...
Posted by itai195, on Apr 2, 2007 at 12:42 PM, in macOS
I got the degree, learned a couple new tricks,... 599 Views / 6 Replies  
I got the degree, learned a couple new tricks, maybe got a slightly higher salary, but can't say it's been particularly worthwhile for my career. I enjoyed the courses though. Overall it was an...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 25, 2007 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes; RPI; not really hope that helps :D 599 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes; RPI; not really

hope that helps :D
Posted by itai195, on Mar 25, 2007 at 05:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Usually the patches they push this late are... 496 Views / 2 Replies  
Usually the patches they push this late are various forms and worksheets for very specialized situations. I've previously run into a situation where TurboTax was missing a form I needed in January...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 23, 2007 at 01:48 AM, in Applications
My wife's 87 year old grandmother prints by... 2,379 Views / 54 Replies  
My wife's 87 year old grandmother prints by hitting CTRL-P :stick: :D

Well, CMD-P now that she has a Mac.
Posted by itai195, on Mar 16, 2007 at 05:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Good points, I appreciate what you're saying... 1,781 Views / 45 Replies  
Good points, I appreciate what you're saying because I generally find debates about programming languages rather meaningless. However there are some languages that are simply easier to learn as a...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 12, 2007 at 12:26 AM, in Developer Center
I'm relatively certain that before one can learn... 1,781 Views / 45 Replies  
I'm relatively certain that before one can learn how to write a book one has to learn a written language. That will always be the first step in either prose or programming. Once one learns the...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 11, 2007 at 02:06 PM, in Developer Center
Yeah I'd say it's easier than Java in that you... 1,781 Views / 45 Replies  
Yeah I'd say it's easier than Java in that you almost never have to worry about types, don't need to compile, and irb is an enormous asset when learning. In addition, Ruby's concepts of iterators...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 8, 2007 at 02:07 PM, in Developer Center
Slower, sure, but probably not perceptibly... 3,639 Views / 40 Replies  
Slower, sure, but probably not perceptibly slower. We're talking about an app that supports NT4. As for Parallels, I don't think it'd use up much CPU when it's sitting idle, but I don't have enough...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 7, 2007 at 03:34 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I agree that it would be difficult to step from... 1,781 Views / 45 Replies  
I agree that it would be difficult to step from Ruby to C. However I still think that the OP would be better served by starting with Ruby or Python. He's had previous attempts at learning fizzle...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 7, 2007 at 02:29 AM, in Developer Center
I disagree, it's much simpler and more... 1,781 Views / 45 Replies  
I disagree, it's much simpler and more instructive to learn a powerful language with some syntactic sugar first (e.g. Ruby or Python) and then move onto the gory details of Java, C, C++, etc. This...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 6, 2007 at 04:31 PM, in Developer Center
Starting with Perl is kind of rough, simply... 1,781 Views / 45 Replies  
Starting with Perl is kind of rough, simply because it's such an ugly language -- don't get me wrong, I do still like and use it. But if all you know is Perl code, it's easy to get the impression...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 6, 2007 at 02:18 AM, in Developer Center
display dialog "no and yes buttons" buttons... 4,044 Views / 2 Replies  
display dialog "no and yes buttons" buttons {"No", "Yes"} cancel button 1

Next time, in Script Editor, you can hit CMD-Shift-O and open the Standard Additions dictionary. Display Dialog is in...
Posted by itai195, on Mar 6, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Developer Center
display dialog "Do you want to perform your... 2,072 Views / 3 Replies  
display dialog "Do you want to perform your maintenance script?"
Posted by itai195, on Mar 2, 2007 at 02:40 AM, in Developer Center
d'oh, double post 2,072 Views / 3 Replies  
d'oh, double post
Posted by itai195, on Mar 2, 2007 at 02:39 AM, in Developer Center
It doesn't sound like the original poster is... 1,543 Views / 53 Replies  
It doesn't sound like the original poster is interested in MIS. Speaking from personal experience, I'm a CS major who worked primarily in MIS for a few years out of college and I hated every minute...
Posted by itai195, on Feb 26, 2007 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
<shrug>Well, I love my job, at least... 1,543 Views / 53 Replies  
<shrug>Well, I love my job, at least :)</shrug>
Posted by itai195, on Feb 26, 2007 at 12:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd echo the advice to wait and see what platform... 1,543 Views / 53 Replies  
I'd echo the advice to wait and see what platform your school primarily uses. In my undergrad program we used Unix in all but one of my classes so Mac OS X was a great tool to have. The one course...
Posted by itai195, on Feb 26, 2007 at 12:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apparently it's infinitely more difficult :) 1,007 Views / 12 Replies  
Apparently it's infinitely more difficult :)
Posted by itai195, on Feb 26, 2007 at 04:50 AM, in Applications
It's not really clear to me what you're asking... 1,007 Views / 12 Replies  
It's not really clear to me what you're asking for. Using AppleScript, you can make an application that does nothing more than close another application. Open /Applications/AppleScript/Script...
Posted by itai195, on Feb 24, 2007 at 11:27 PM, in Applications
How do I export e-mail messages to another mail... 814 Views / 10 Replies  
How do I export e-mail messages to another mail program or computer? (http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/faq#export)
Posted by itai195, on Feb 24, 2007 at 04:18 AM, in Applications
Well you can do it with AppleScript. This ought... 1,505 Views / 2 Replies  
Well you can do it with AppleScript. This ought to work unless you have an unusual system configuration. You might have to replace 'disk2' below with 'disk1', you can figure it out by inserting a...
Posted by itai195, on Feb 18, 2007 at 12:45 AM, in Applications
I guess I don't get the point of the 10 minute... 1,352 Views / 12 Replies  
I guess I don't get the point of the 10 minute window, but yeah Mithras that would work.
Posted by itai195, on Jan 29, 2007 at 03:39 AM, in Applications
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