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Terrible idea. It's only a matter of time before... 118 Views / 4 Replies  
Terrible idea. It's only a matter of time before a smart crook figures out a way to request your room key from your phone out on the street, then go in your room and take your stuff.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 27, 2014 at 09:12 PM, in Tech News
In other news, the Pope has decreed that every... 204 Views / 5 Replies  
In other news, the Pope has decreed that every retweet of an Onion joke shall henceforth prolong purgatory by 20 minutes.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 17, 2013 at 07:24 PM, in Tech News
Meanwhile, in the Don't Be Evil Lab at Google... 356 Views / 4 Replies  
Meanwhile, in the Don't Be Evil Lab at Google Headquarters...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jun 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM, in Mac News
Actually, TB2 doesn't have more bandwidth than... 1,266 Views / 39 Replies  
Actually, TB2 doesn't have more bandwidth than PCIe 3.0 x16, which is what motherboards ship with nowadays; the latter supports up to 16 GB/sec, while TB 2 is at 20 Gb/s, or 2.5GB/s per channel.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jun 11, 2013 at 02:18 AM, in Tech News
@Athens and Arne: Lack of PCI expansion is moot;... 1,266 Views / 39 Replies  
@Athens and Arne: Lack of PCI expansion is moot; TB2 implements the PCI protocol, and has more bandwidth than PCIe x16. You can get an external enclosure if you need PCI slots.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jun 11, 2013 at 02:00 AM, in Tech News
This is ridiculously stupid. Gee, I wonder which... 180 Views / 1 Replies  
This is ridiculously stupid. Gee, I wonder which torrent will be more popular, the DRM'd "bundle" or the un-bundled files without any DRM?
Posted by WiseWeasel, on May 8, 2013 at 11:49 AM, in Tech News
Won't 1,480 Views / 11 Replies  
Won't someone think of the children?
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Apr 4, 2013 at 01:19 PM, in Tech News
Sweet 192 Views / 3 Replies  
And it doubles as an upper-body gym. I feel this wouldn't be complete without an over-sized floor keyboard pad that you can you can hop around on to type with, just so you get a balanced workout.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Mar 26, 2013 at 04:05 PM, in Tech News
Meh 287 Views / 1 Replies  
Seeing how terrible Digg is post-remake, my expectations are very low.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Mar 15, 2013 at 01:19 PM, in Tech News
How long before web ads lock your mouse so you... 108 Views / 1 Replies  
How long before web ads lock your mouse so you can't navigate away from them?
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM, in Mac News
Never believe anything in Washington until it is... 74 Views / 1 Replies  
Never believe anything in Washington until it is officially denied.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Sep 5, 2012 at 09:36 AM, in Tech News
Better headline: Google Declares War On Users 135 Views / 5 Replies  
Better headline: Google Declares War On Users
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Aug 10, 2012 at 05:35 PM, in Tech News
Further evidence that Apple has a patent on... 132 Views / 1 Replies  
Further evidence that Apple has a patent on "cool".
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 9, 2012 at 08:40 AM, in Tech News
No 1,410 Views / 15 Replies  
No, a MBP does not make a very good permanent desktop. It's a hassle to deal with the lid and an external monitor. My parents have used a MBP as their desktop, and they're constantly leaving it...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Nov 4, 2011 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Really? Then how come the title of this section... 613 Views / 23 Replies  
Really? Then how come the title of this section of the forum is, "Help us improve MacNN and MacNN forums"?
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 1, 2011 at 08:19 PM, in Feedback
And now that I've loaded the site on a computer... 613 Views / 23 Replies  
And now that I've loaded the site on a computer that doesn't have shitty contextual ads disabled, the 'Network Headlines' section header title has the word 'network' picked up by the P.O.S. Tynt or...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 1, 2011 at 08:05 PM, in Feedback
Nope, I've been loading Apple, Macintosh, iPod... 613 Views / 23 Replies  
Nope, I've been loading Apple, Macintosh, iPod and iPhone news | MacNN (http://www.macnn.com) every day for years, using the 'headlines and summaries' view, and the layout has absolutely been...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 1, 2011 at 04:22 PM, in Feedback
I'm not late; I load the site daily. Yesterday it... 613 Views / 23 Replies  
I'm not late; I load the site daily. Yesterday it was fine, and today it looks just plain bad. Maybe the changes are too non-obvious for most to notice, but for those that do notice, it's hard to...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 1, 2011 at 02:30 PM, in Feedback
New Look for MacNN 613 Views / 23 Replies  
Well, I just loaded MacNN to find that everything's redesigned, and it's really looking like cr*p, to put it nicely. The section headers and nav bars/buttons look simply awful, like some amateurs...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jul 1, 2011 at 05:57 AM, in Feedback
Updaters are patches to the current... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
Updaters are patches to the current installations. Do not delete anything before installing an update. Only for full releases do you have to delete the old install.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 6, 2003 at 02:15 AM, in Applications
PAL support for output is coming in version 1.5.... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
PAL support for output is coming in version 1.5. You can already input PAL DVDs into Forty-Two, but the output will be NTSC. In 1.5, you can choose the output as PAL or not on any DVD. Check out the...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 5, 2003 at 12:38 AM, in Applications
(S)VCD and DVD only support certain resolutions.... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
(S)VCD and DVD only support certain resolutions. You can't make a 720*480 SVCD and expect it to play on anything. I think what you are looking for is a DVD. For that rez, just get yourself a DVD...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 2, 2003 at 07:15 PM, in Applications
For which process (Divx, SVCD, VCD, DVD)? And on... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
For which process (Divx, SVCD, VCD, DVD)? And on what machine?
A new version of Forty-Two (v 1.01) will be out shortly to address the interface bug with the switched qDVD and 1 CD Divx options.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 2, 2003 at 04:13 PM, in Applications
Forty Two should be able to crack most protection... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
Forty Two should be able to crack most protection out there. Maybe the problem is that the wrong title is selected. Try using OSEx (http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~afaversa/) to see which title is the...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 2, 2003 at 02:42 PM, in Applications
ffmpegX has Gain control, if you want to rip the... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
ffmpegX has Gain control, if you want to rip the audio separately and convert it yourself, it should synch up with the video afterwards, as the audio never changes rates.
As for the installation...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 2, 2003 at 02:39 PM, in Applications
Actually, in the 1.0 release, there is an... 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
Actually, in the 1.0 release, there is an interface bug, by which the 'Divx CD' and 'qDVD' options are reversed, and the qDVD option keeps AC3 audio from the DVD, which won't play in QuickTime. Try...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 2, 2003 at 02:24 PM, in Applications
Yes, it should all be working now, including all... 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
Yes, it should all be working now, including all parts of the dvd->dvd process. It seems that it already is on versiontracker, and that we have enough mirrors for now. Still, if the mirrors start...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 1, 2003 at 10:21 PM, in Applications
Forty-Two v1.0 is Out (DVD Conversion Made Easy) 2,117 Views / 54 Replies  
The final 1.0 release version of Forty-Two is out, and available to download. Get it here: http://homepage.mac.com/kaicherry/. If some people could mirror this final release version, or run...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 1, 2003 at 10:06 PM, in Applications
Poll: No way! 851 Views / 22 Replies  
There's no way I'm paying $100 for .Mac. $50 was already a lot for this. I don't use anywhere near 100 MB of iDisk space, nor all my email space, or any of the other services offered from .Mac. If...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Feb 1, 2003 at 01:59 AM, in Applications
When it gets done, you should theoretically get a... 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
When it gets done, you should theoretically get a movie.mpg file, which is a muxed m2v video stream and ac3 audio stream. You can use the free too Sizzle (search versiontracker.com for it) to turn...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 28, 2003 at 05:14 AM, in Applications
Kai says the new version will be ready for the... 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
Kai says the new version will be ready for the testers within the next 24 hours or so, and if it goes well, it will be released soon after that. The main differences are a single window interface,...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 27, 2003 at 02:41 PM, in Applications
new version 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
There is a new and drastically improved version coming very soon, so we can hold off on the mirrors until then. Hopefully, the next release will really be ready for primetime, with a streamlined...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 08:01 PM, in Applications
sweet 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
Thanks for that, JLL. 1 or 2 more, and we will be ready for VT's flood...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 05:07 PM, in Applications
Some answers: 865 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, there might be several problems.
1) Some universities block gnutella on their networks, as it saps too much bandwidth.
2) Many hosts disconnect you if you aren't sharing any files. The best...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 04:37 PM, in Applications
Poll: No need... 573 Views / 14 Replies  
I agree with the other posts; the menu items and dock provide all that sort of functionality I need. There is no need or desire to clutter up my screen with any more controls. The dock does a fine...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 04:04 PM, in Applications
New Version of 42! 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
OK, a new version of Forty-Two is out to address the missing ac3 audio problem. I put up a mirror here: http://homepage.mac.com/wiseweasel/42-fixed.dmg. The original link is here:...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 03:44 PM, in Applications
DVD-9 -> DVD-5 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
Yes, well, 42 will allow you to reencode the mpeg2 video at a lower bitrate, with subtitles burnt in, if you so desire, so that you can then import it into DVD Studio Pro or Sizzle and master your...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 02:27 PM, in Applications
Admin: Delete this message 269 Views / 0 Replies  
oops, goddamnit, it won't let me delete this message, i meant to post this as a reply to another thread...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 02:23 PM, in Applications
It depends on what you need, the movie you're... 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
It depends on what you need, the movie you're doing, and the tools you have. If the main video track is <4.4 GB, you can remove extra features of a DVD to fit it onto a DVD-R by using DVD Backup to...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 01:22 AM, in Applications
The mencoder error. . . 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
Get the mencoder binary here: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mplayerosx. The mencoder rc4 release and earlier are approved for use with Forty-Two, and later builds cause errors in the video....
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 26, 2003 at 12:07 AM, in Applications
The Answer: 7,389 Views / 95 Replies  
This is because you need to let DVD Player launch once the DVD is inserted, so that it authenticates the DVD (as it says in the 'read me' file for DVD Backup). You probably recently set the Finder to...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 25, 2003 at 03:32 AM, in Applications
I have 4 partitions on 2 drives in my G4/466... 1,626 Views / 125 Replies  
I have 4 partitions on 2 drives in my G4/466 tower w/ 512 MB RAM and OS 10.1. Everything is fine after installing iTunes 2, including all permissions and data. I thank the stars that I didn't lose...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Nov 3, 2001 at 03:35 PM, in Mac OS X
That did it! I've been having that problem for a... 321 Views / 22 Replies  
That did it! I've been having that problem for a long time (9.0 or maybe even 8.x). I was using the Qt4 Modoki Theme. When I switch to platinum, all is well . . . not a big enough incentive to use...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 23, 2001 at 04:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
9.1 is sweet, better memory handling 366 Views / 42 Replies  
I hardly lost memory anymore. With all previous versions of the MacOS, RAM disappears when you open and close apps, but with 9.1, the memory stays constant no matter what I do. The system feels...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Jan 14, 2001 at 12:08 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Netscape 4.76 is very unstable as well. You said... 290 Views / 3 Replies  
Netscape 4.76 is very unstable as well. You said it would bring stability, but I've crash8ed many times with it. It seems to have serious problems with Real Player 8, causing a hard freeze, requiring...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Oct 25, 2000 at 02:35 PM, in Applications
There are full instructions on Resexcellence... 240 Views / 2 Replies  
There are full instructions on Resexcellence (www.resexcellence.com)
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Oct 12, 2000 at 01:29 PM, in Mac OS X
I just called Apple Tech Support, and the... 273 Views / 29 Replies  
I just called Apple Tech Support, and the representative told me that it is faster to have VM turned off, but some proggies might have some probs. I have 320MB RAM, and he said, if I can spare the HD...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Apr 7, 2000 at 03:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yes, no problem. 367 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, no problem.
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Mar 21, 2000 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
along with the Contour Unimouse, and you've got... 582 Views / 29 Replies  
along with the Contour Unimouse, and you've got yourself a setup. Get the tangerine keyboard, it looks spiffy!
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Mar 16, 2000 at 03:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am using the Micro Connectors extended USB... 582 Views / 29 Replies  
I am using the Micro Connectors extended USB keyboard, and it is great. I't the nicest looking and feeling, and is available in all six colors. It's a little loud, but it quiets down as you break the...
Posted by WiseWeasel, on Mar 16, 2000 at 03:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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