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The first benchmarks are in, with the new... 6,647 Views / 116 Replies  
The first benchmarks are in, with the new quad-core compared to the last gen dual-core, and HOLY CR**!

2011 MacBook Pro -- first look (http://www.barefeats.com/mbpp33.html)

I use my 2.4 i5 15"...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 24, 2011 at 07:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
When you're scaring the porn stars, you know... 1,168 Views / 32 Replies  
When you're scaring the porn stars, you know you're partying hard.

Reminds me of Jerry Garcia calling Aerosmith "the druggiest bunch of guys I've ever seen."
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 31, 2011 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Welcome to San Jose. 672 Views / 10 Replies  
Welcome to San Jose.
Posted by flabasha, on Aug 28, 2009 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
customink.com. They silkscreen their shirts,... 639 Views / 14 Replies  
customink.com.

They silkscreen their shirts, so they look great and the designs last...
Posted by flabasha, on Mar 5, 2009 at 04:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Eastbound and Down 412 Views / 0 Replies  
Anyone check this out on HBO? The pilot was great, but the second episode was AWESOME. Actually, the worst thing in it was Will Ferrell, and he was still pretty funny.

What's doubly bizarre is...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 24, 2009 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight"... 933 Views / 16 Replies  
"Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight" is all-time. Legendary.

I love the look on Phoenix's face after it - he wants to be pissed, but starts cracking up.

And it sounds like...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 13, 2009 at 03:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's true. And that chair you're sitting... 1,976 Views / 97 Replies  
That's true.

And that chair you're sitting on might NOT be a chair at all...

Come to think of it, how well do you know the chairs in your house?

Watch them. You NEVER know...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 4, 2009 at 11:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wish I WAS a paid shill... I could hang out... 1,976 Views / 97 Replies  
Wish I WAS a paid shill...

I could hang out with Harry Knowles, Paul Wunder of WBAI-TV and Maria Salas of TV-Telenoticias and get quoted in ads together...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 4, 2009 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. Harry Knowles is a paid shill. The... 1,976 Views / 97 Replies  
Nope. Harry Knowles is a paid shill. The studios fly him out, bring him onto the set, invite him to parties, and, surprise surprise!, he gives the horrendous film a glowing review! See:...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 4, 2009 at 02:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Douche Supreme with extra beef. Yes, the DP... 1,976 Views / 97 Replies  
Douche Supreme with extra beef.

Yes, the DP shouldn't have gotten in his sight-line mid-take, but the DP was being a perfectionist and checking the lights, which is exactly his job. People move...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Great list - except for Overboard. Wha?!? ... 1,916 Views / 84 Replies  
Great list - except for Overboard. Wha?!?

Dr. Strangelove is probably the greatest comedy/satire of all time, IMHO. Spinal Tap is number 2...

Also...

Annie Hall
Lost in America
Modern...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 31, 2009 at 04:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, got paid, but not enough... So...... 623 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, got paid, but not enough...

So... wait, did they rip the idea from you, or did you get credit/cash?
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 15, 2009 at 07:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, it helped get us an agent, but was deemed... 623 Views / 8 Replies  
Well, it helped get us an agent, but was deemed "too smart by half" (whatever the #@! that means) to be a Hollywood comedy, so the agent never went out with it.

So we dumbed our comedy down, and...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 15, 2009 at 02:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, SERIOUS bummer. I know he had been in ill... 623 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, SERIOUS bummer. I know he had been in ill health for a while.

I remember when I was a young writer, about ten years ago, I was walking down the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica with my...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 15, 2009 at 12:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just walked by the local Borders books. They... 1,010 Views / 30 Replies  
I just walked by the local Borders books. They are having a REAL closing sale. EVERYTHING at least 40% off, and by everything, they mean EVERYTHING... the tables and chairs from the cafe, the book...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 10, 2009 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I've powered them both down for an hour,... 478 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, I've powered them both down for an hour, alternately, then together. They just come back the same way. I do have a cable modem, though, if that sparks anything troubleshooting wise...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 7, 2009 at 03:57 AM, in Networking
By the way, here is a link to the discussion that... 19,587 Views / 149 Replies  
By the way, here is a link to the discussion that happened over this problem on the LAFCPUG boards...

http://www.lafcpug.org/phorum/read.php?12,221891,221891#msg-221891
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 6, 2009 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Really? You can run the link above without... 19,587 Views / 149 Replies  
Really? You can run the link above without dropped frames? Because that would seriously be a first. Not a single G5 I, or people on the FCP boards, has tried can run that simple HD YouTube video.
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 6, 2009 at 09:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think it has to be a PowerPC issue, or an issue... 19,587 Views / 149 Replies  
I think it has to be a PowerPC issue, or an issue with the browsers made for PowerPC (as opposed to a graphics card issue). I had uploaded an HD version of a trailer I made, and got complaints from...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 6, 2009 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Arrgh - Airport says it's working... but isn't 478 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey all,

My airport extreme base station was working quite well, thank you, until a few days ago. Nothing happened externally, just all of a sudden, when I try to connect to the internet, it...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 6, 2009 at 03:35 AM, in Networking
MST3K rules, and will rule, for all time. ... 725 Views / 11 Replies  
MST3K rules, and will rule, for all time.

Favorites...

Pod People ("That one's hard on pants")
Godzilla Vs. Megalon ("Have fun, Johnny! Don't forget to play in traffic!")
Cave Dwellers...
Posted by flabasha, on Jan 3, 2009 at 02:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I love that the original's hook was how... 1,230 Views / 42 Replies  
I love that the original's hook was how everything STOPPED, and how creepy and neutered the humans felt as a result. Hence, the name "The Day the Earth Stood Still".

Then I saw the trailer for...
Posted by flabasha, on Dec 31, 2008 at 04:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the stupidest one I saw was when Linens N... 1,010 Views / 30 Replies  
I think the stupidest one I saw was when Linens N Things was going out of business... I went to the "blowout sale" at my local store, only to find "almost everything 20 percent off!". Which meant...
Posted by flabasha, on Dec 30, 2008 at 08:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it's CRAZY how much plasma TV's have... 1,010 Views / 30 Replies  
Yeah, it's CRAZY how much plasma TV's have dropped in the last two months... three months ago I bought a Panny 50' 720p set (very highly rated) for $1200, two days ago I saw the same set on Dealnews...
Posted by flabasha, on Dec 30, 2008 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for asking, first episode will be out in... 442 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for asking, first episode will be out in January...

Yeah, Eric is fantastic. Nicest guy ever, and INSANELY talented. We've got tons of footage of him riffing in the sale-to-camera...
Posted by flabasha, on Dec 11, 2008 at 01:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmm, note to self: episode built around falling... 442 Views / 6 Replies  
Hmm, note to self: episode built around falling strippers...
Posted by flabasha, on Dec 9, 2008 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Used car salesmen - the web series 442 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, I co-wrote/directed and edited, so I don't know if it's kosher to post or not, but wanted to get people's opinions...

WARNING: Very R-Rated dialogue. NSFW.
...
Posted by flabasha, on Dec 8, 2008 at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was very happy when the new MBP's came out -... 6,624 Views / 125 Replies  
I was very happy when the new MBP's came out - because I was in the market for a new laptop (was on a 1ghz Ti!)... and I HATED the look of the new one so much, I could comfortably buy the early 2008...
Posted by flabasha, on Nov 18, 2008 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ooh... did not know that, that Apple may send me... 617 Views / 7 Replies  
Ooh... did not know that, that Apple may send me a refurb. I'll have to inspect it when it comes back, I suppose...
Posted by flabasha, on Nov 2, 2008 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the advice... actually I'm going with... 617 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the advice... actually I'm going with AppleCare, just because they tend to be pretty quick. But we'll see what happens.

Interestingly, doing research on the web, it turns out that the...
Posted by flabasha, on Nov 1, 2008 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
New (Early '08) MBP w/ fried RAM slot - Applecare or return? 617 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey all. So I got a new 2.4 MBP (last gen) from Amazon for 1444 delivered, which was a great price... for the 12 hours it worked. I downloaded the system updates, then installed my new RAM, only to...
Posted by flabasha, on Nov 1, 2008 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, being a guitarhead, I've tried numerous... 601 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, being a guitarhead, I've tried numerous times to get into (the older) John McLaughlin's stuff... but it all just ends up sounding like electric Muzak with unmotivated key changes. I'm sure...
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 31, 2008 at 08:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought you meant the Mahavishnu... 601 Views / 18 Replies  
I thought you meant the Mahavishnu Orchestra-insane-prog-guitar guy.

I am OOOOOOOOLLLD.
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Or, do what I just did, buy a last-gen 2.4 ghz... 310 Views / 2 Replies  
Or, do what I just did, buy a last-gen 2.4 ghz Macbook Pro on Amazon for 1440 delivered (includes rebate).
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
As my brother put it, McCoy looks like he's... 23,005 Views / 694 Replies  
As my brother put it, McCoy looks like he's thinking "iPod Touch, or Classic"?
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 29, 2008 at 04:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dude. HORRIBLE. High School Star Trek... 23,005 Views / 694 Replies  
Dude.

HORRIBLE.

High School Star Trek Musical.
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 29, 2008 at 02:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. I'm man enough to say I covet your guitar... 1,164 Views / 28 Replies  
Wow. I'm man enough to say I covet your guitar collection. Fine work.
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 25, 2008 at 05:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Great deal on RAM - but will it fit? 425 Views / 4 Replies  
On Dealnews today, I saw this deal at Fry's for notebook RAM, 4 gigs for $25 (after rebate)

http://shop3.frys.com/product/5503990

Question is, will it fit in an early 2008 2.5ghz Macbook Pro? ...
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 24, 2008 at 01:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Dixie Chicken" Little Feat "One Way Street" ... 1,164 Views / 28 Replies  
"Dixie Chicken" Little Feat
"One Way Street" Aerosmith
"Thorn in my Pride" Black Crowes
"Jockey Full of Bourbon" Tom Waits
"Mary Had A Little Lamb" Buddy Guy
"Dr. Feelgood" Aretha Franklin...
Posted by flabasha, on Oct 24, 2008 at 04:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds like a good time to me. But then, I'm... 702 Views / 32 Replies  
Sounds like a good time to me.

But then, I'm the guy who actually gets the carrot-raisin salad at the buffet.
Posted by flabasha, on Sep 6, 2008 at 03:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I live next to the Third Street Promenade... 1,116 Views / 53 Replies  
Well, I live next to the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica where there is literally a Starbucks on every corner for four blocks.

Something tells me they could afford to lose a couple, or...
Posted by flabasha, on Jul 11, 2008 at 02:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow, that Mac2sell site is pretty far off... it... 690 Views / 12 Replies  
Wow, that Mac2sell site is pretty far off... it says my dual 2.0 ghz G5 with 5.5 gigs of RAM is worth $510. These machines regularly still get 800-900 bucks on craigslist and eBay.

Too bad, it's...
Posted by flabasha, on Jul 8, 2008 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you're diversified as you should be (1/2 to... 3,150 Views / 115 Replies  
If you're diversified as you should be (1/2 to 2/3 in savings, rest in mixture of small and large cap stocks) and looking long term, there's actually nothing too wrong with a "crash" (except for the...
Posted by flabasha, on Jul 1, 2008 at 02:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh man... that hospital's right down the street... 914 Views / 34 Replies  
Oh man... that hospital's right down the street from me, too. Weird to think that I drove right by it this afternoon, and someone I really admired was in there reaching the end of his life.

RIP,...
Posted by flabasha, on Jun 23, 2008 at 02:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree. Numerous photos from the event... 2,827 Views / 54 Replies  
I have to agree. Numerous photos from the event instantly struck me as disturbing.

I really hope it's just the vegan diet. But he does not look well.
Posted by flabasha, on Jun 10, 2008 at 02:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I WASN'T... it's much faster than Tiger was on my... 3,805 Views / 66 Replies  
I WASN'T... it's much faster than Tiger was on my old 1ghz TiBook (go figure). That was, UNTIL...

I upgraded to 10.5.2, and suddenly my Airport card won't connect. SysProfiler says it's there,...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 22, 2008 at 11:14 PM, in Mac OS X
It sounds like he half said "abs", half, well,... 817 Views / 13 Replies  
It sounds like he half said "abs", half, well, where he was really feeling it.
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 16, 2008 at 01:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Baby bunnies RULE. 915 Views / 39 Replies  
Baby bunnies RULE.
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I had a friend die a month ago from taking... 860 Views / 19 Replies  
Yeah, I had a friend die a month ago from taking an Oxycodone and drinking with friends. Just never woke up.

The toxicity of your average "party" drug seems to have increased to much more lethal...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 8, 2008 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For want of a phone call, Heath Ledger could have lived? 860 Views / 19 Replies  
I was reading an article on CNN about the autopsy and investigation, and I noticed this timeline, which they made nothing more of...

"Masseuse Diana Wolozin arrived at the apartment about 2:45...
Posted by flabasha, on Feb 6, 2008 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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