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Well said - its about time people put the counter... 1,087 Views / 66 Replies  
Well said - its about time people put the counter view to the US Neocon agenda. Funny but they are supersensitive about counter viewpoints. There was a web site I saw once containing a list of...
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 20, 2006 at 04:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
OK you can abuse me, you can quote and you can... 1,087 Views / 66 Replies  
OK you can abuse me, you can quote and you can try to unermine my credibility (I did live in the Middle East by the way - but no matter), you can say that I need to do research but in the end, there...
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 19, 2006 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well you can climb a high horse and condem me for... 1,087 Views / 66 Replies  
Well you can climb a high horse and condem me for being an apologist but the plain fact is that almost evey conflict in human history has ended with a negotiated settlement. Of course there are a...
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 19, 2006 at 05:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What an interesting thread this has turned out to... 1,087 Views / 66 Replies  
What an interesting thread this has turned out to be. Some very well constructed arguments here and some blatent islamophbic statments. Leaving aside what the US Government has said (because...
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 19, 2006 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Vodafone 3G USB Modem UK 292 Views / 0 Replies  
Dear all,

Has any one got any news on this product? The annoucement was made in August see MacNN's article...

http://www.macnn.com/articles/06/08/01/3g.modem.for.mac/

But since then there...
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 19, 2006 at 08:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have had two cards, both belkin the first one... 1,427 Views / 9 Replies  
I have had two cards, both belkin the first one was rubbish. You need the one with the compatible chipset. As I am away from home I can't remember which one but believe me, you don't want the one...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah what I am trying to do is sell it on the... 973 Views / 17 Replies  
Yeah what I am trying to do is sell it on the business trade in deal. I want to put the disc I am building in - when I get stable I will disembowl it and do the upgrade. Thanks for the advice...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 20, 2006 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am in the same position 973 Views / 17 Replies  
Wednesday my PBG4's disc died. I have spent the intervening time rebuilding an external disc and will now have to carry it around connected - sub optimal!

My strategy for a new purchase is wait...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 20, 2006 at 11:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Hmm - I really don't know what to do other then... 503 Views / 8 Replies  
Hmm - I really don't know what to do other then rebuild again. I have used OS X from the beginning and never seen this one before. Mybe its becuase I am driving it harder. We'll see. I take note...
Posted by swiftp, on Aug 1, 2006 at 12:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Hmm - its just that things are going a bit wrong... 503 Views / 8 Replies  
Hmm - its just that things are going a bit wrong lately. I even rebuilt my powerbook from scratch as the build was at least 4 years old (transferred from old to new Powerbook at least twice). I...
Posted by swiftp, on Aug 1, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Is it me or is 10.4.7 slower? 503 Views / 8 Replies  
All,

I don't want to spread fear and panic but I have been noticing recently that I get more 'beach ball of death' cursors and it just seems that more is going wrong lately. Even my wife (known...
Posted by swiftp, on Aug 1, 2006 at 11:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Filemaker Pro 7 - PDF file name 286 Views / 0 Replies  
All,

Can you help me with this trcky problem please?

I want to print a database in Mac OS X but I also want to be able to also select a PDF file from the dialogue box - fine so far, all is OK. ...
Posted by swiftp, on Jun 8, 2006 at 10:29 AM, in Applications
Ordering Tiger from the UK Apple store 296 Views / 3 Replies  
What is happening here! I had a thread about delivery in the UK that was closed down by a moderator called 'OreoCookie', telling all to post in the 'US Thread'. I regard this as insulting! Does he...
Posted by swiftp, on Apr 14, 2005 at 07:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Will you be ordering Tiger from the UK Apple Store? 343 Views / 3 Replies  
We can answer this question before the Americans wake up!

Will you be ordering from the Apple Store this time. I see that they promise to get a copy to us on the 29th but last time (Panther)...
Posted by swiftp, on Apr 14, 2005 at 04:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Try calling them tomorrow. I had the same... 936 Views / 18 Replies  
Try calling them tomorrow. I had the same problem recently with mine (tracking number did not tell me very much). I called the Apple Store and they told me exactly where it was, even which city it...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 17, 2004 at 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: UK Price for second hand TiG4 PB 513 Views / 3 Replies  
Looks like nobody knows! How about a price in USD or Euro?

Thanks anyway.

Paul
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 27, 2004 at 07:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
UK Price for second hand TiG4 PB 513 Views / 3 Replies  
All,

I have an offer for my TiG4 Powerbook and would like to test the market on price. Here is the spec...

Model: Apple Powerbook G4 Titanium
Processor: 800MHz
Memory: 1 GByte (upgraded...
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 23, 2004 at 04:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Filemaker Pro 7 & Excel V.x import 300 Views / 1 Replies  
Does anybody know how to import from FP 7 into Excel V.x? If you use the Filemaker import the Filemaker file is greyed. Anyone know how to overcome this please?

Many thanks

Paul
Posted by swiftp, on Jun 25, 2004 at 10:53 AM, in Applications
Apple Store Cincinnati & Battery 328 Views / 0 Replies  
All,

I was in the US last week and visited the Apple store in Cincinnati (Kenwood Towne Center). Two things surprised me.

1) It was an ordinary shopping Mall, not too big either, just tucked...
Posted by swiftp, on May 10, 2004 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Re: Re: which is better for 680 Views / 16 Replies  
No problem - sound advice on the video card though. Btw, where is 'The Tollbooth Capital of the US'

Paul
Posted by swiftp, on Jan 15, 2004 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: which is better for 680 Views / 16 Replies  
Sorry, Typoon but Simon lives in the UK. WE don't have Apple Stores and I'm not sure that in the 'Boro they have a John Lewis (a store where you can go to get hands on Mac experience). Also ComUSA...
Posted by swiftp, on Jan 15, 2004 at 09:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: which is better for 680 Views / 16 Replies  
Simon,

Hopefully you will get many replies to your post with lots of good (and detailed) advice.

My two penneth is that, for what you want to do, any iBook or Powerbook will do the job (my...
Posted by swiftp, on Jan 15, 2004 at 09:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Parcel post delivered on Saturday morning. TNT... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Parcel post delivered on Saturday morning. TNT delivered Monday morning - never rains...!

Now I have got to send one back. I'll wait a couple of days though.

p
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 3, 2003 at 06:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Whoohoo - shipped. Should be here in 5 or so... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Whoohoo - shipped. Should be here in 5 or so working days but at least I have a tracking number!

p
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 31, 2003 at 06:49 AM, in Mac OS X
Still no luck in Norfolk. I guess it'll be... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Still no luck in Norfolk. I guess it'll be Monday now.

':('
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 31, 2003 at 06:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Guys, I just had a call from the Apple Store... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Guys,

I just had a call from the Apple Store after I asked for a couriered version. They have now agreed and mine is on the lorry tonight. The Lady said that they were starting to question...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 29, 2003 at 08:21 AM, in Mac OS X
Postie's been. Nothing. I am hoping that there... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Postie's been. Nothing. I am hoping that there is a special parcel only delivery later this morning, it keeps me going!

Getting hacked off about this.

Paul
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 29, 2003 at 03:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Guys, Got a reply from the Apple Store... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Guys,

Got a reply from the Apple Store apologising and suggesting that it will arrive tomorrow. I have replied asking for a couriered copy if it doesn't.

The story continues. I would say...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 28, 2003 at 10:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Guys, I sent this to AS today. Lets see... 11,386 Views / 224 Replies  
Guys,

I sent this to AS today. Lets see what happens. I reckon that just blasting off at them yeilds no results. Maybe an argued note will get some action (like a voucher!).

Anyway, here it...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 28, 2003 at 08:50 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for all of these tips. I will make good... 504 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for all of these tips. I will make good use of them!
Posted by swiftp, on Mar 5, 2003 at 01:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Multiple NAT on a netowrk - help please 504 Views / 5 Replies  
Guys,

I am thinking of installing a solution where I have an 2 Xserves, each with 2 nics, one nic supporting the office network and one connecting to the Internet via an Airport (or Cisco 827)...
Posted by swiftp, on Feb 25, 2003 at 09:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Really Basic Airport Questions 394 Views / 3 Replies  
Chris,

Nice place, Gosport - I believe that so many people like it they are converting HMS Daedalus into a dorm!

Now - to business. I bought an airport yesterday. I have an 800 G4 Powerbook. ...
Posted by swiftp, on Feb 13, 2003 at 08:49 AM, in Networking
Feasibility of self install superdrive? 307 Views / 0 Replies  
Guys,

If anyone has noticed MCE are bringing out a superdrive for the G4 in February (www.powerbook1.com). Their products are usually v good and I have bought a few things in the past. This...
Posted by swiftp, on Jan 15, 2003 at 03:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Superdrive 335 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello all,

Now that the TiBook has a superdrive, and most of us don't, what do you reckon is the best external superdrive for the TiBook. I was down my local branch of FNAC this evening (I live...
Posted by swiftp, on Nov 6, 2002 at 04:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The short answer is yes. I have a pismo 400... 541 Views / 3 Replies  
The short answer is yes.

I have a pismo 400 running 10.2 with 20Gig of disc and 512 of memory. Next to my 800 G4 the Pismo still performs well (if you run the CPU monitor when you are using it...
Posted by swiftp, on Oct 1, 2002 at 08:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Help Please - Hyperlink problem between Excel Mac & Windows 618 Views / 1 Replies  
Dear all,

Can you help me solve this problem?

I am burning CDs on my Powerbook contining documents that are hyperlinked from an Excel spreadsheet (in a folder on the CD). It works on the Mac...
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 17, 2002 at 06:20 AM, in Applications
...ANd I will be in the mountains just east of... 832 Views / 6 Replies  
...ANd I will be in the mountains just east of Val D'Aosta. Wife will not let me see it on the tele although I have been 3 times before. Have a good time.

Paul
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 11, 2002 at 05:28 PM, in Applications
WoW!! Thanks for such a full reply. I... 832 Views / 6 Replies  
WoW!!

Thanks for such a full reply. I haven't got time to look at it right now as I am at work but I'll do it this evening. Don't forget its the Italian GP this weekend (I work in Italy for a...
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 11, 2002 at 09:41 AM, in Applications
I agree, that is a breeze (and thanks for... 832 Views / 6 Replies  
I agree, that is a breeze (and thanks for replying so promptly). What I am trying to do is access the record from ANOTHER database so that I can have combine it with information from a third...
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 10, 2002 at 03:56 AM, in Applications
Filemaker pro composite key - new user, help requested 426 Views / 1 Replies  
Dear MacNN readers,

Please could you help me with this conundrum.

I have a database (an ex Excel spreadsheet) with unique records accessed by 3 fields (its a motor racing database)...

<name>...
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 10, 2002 at 03:39 AM, in Applications
Filemaker pro composite key - new user, help requested 832 Views / 6 Replies  
Dear MacNN readers,

Please could you help me with this conundrum.

I have a database (an ex Excel spreadsheet) with unique records accessed by 3 fields (its a motor racing database)...

<name>...
Posted by swiftp, on Sep 10, 2002 at 03:31 AM, in Applications
Chris, Have you ever come across the e-pac... 281 Views / 1 Replies  
Chris,

Have you ever come across the e-pac bag. I have one for my Pismo and bought it for the old iBook. Its sturdy and has lots of pockets. I have bought one for the new G4 and its delivered...
Posted by swiftp, on Jul 24, 2002 at 05:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, this seems to have degenerated into a 'hate... 995 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, this seems to have degenerated into a 'hate the Yanks' thread with the objects of the hate retreating into a dogmatic position.

To lighten things up...

What is good about the US:
1) It...
Posted by swiftp, on Jul 23, 2002 at 12:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 365 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 David Hagan:
<strong>My...
Posted by swiftp, on Jul 2, 2002 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 365 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 David Hagan:
<strong>My...
Posted by swiftp, on Jul 2, 2002 at 10:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thankyou all for you considered thoughts and... 365 Views / 10 Replies  
Thankyou all for you considered thoughts and advice.

Some more information:

Wife is finance director for the company. She knows more about the money then I do so I am unable to replace (wife...
Posted by swiftp, on Jul 2, 2002 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook dilema - a bit of fun 365 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a Pismo 400 with 2x20 Gbytes of disc and 512Mbytes of memory. Some of you may have read my defence of the Pismo on this board previously. I like my Pismo but…

I have this idea for a...
Posted by swiftp, on Jun 26, 2002 at 03:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 602 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 DNA man:
<strong>For UK...
Posted by swiftp, on Jun 17, 2002 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Pretty much as I thought. I would think that... 249 Views / 3 Replies  
Pretty much as I thought. I would think that Retrospect for Mac and Ghost for PCs would be the way to go. Then split data from code so that you could get the code on a couple of CDs. Then...you...
Posted by swiftp, on Jun 12, 2002 at 10:30 AM, in Mac OS X
Help - snapshot of machine? 284 Views / 2 Replies  
Dear all,

I am looking for a product that is able to 'snapshot' a machine to create a disk image. This is for support purposes, you restore the whole machine in case of major problems. If this...
Posted by swiftp, on Jun 12, 2002 at 03:43 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
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