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I haven't played it myself, but geez, to... 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
I haven't played it myself, but geez, to completely dismiss millions of sales because you don't like a genre, that's just dumb. Not everyone is just like you, try to let that sink into your...
Posted by sxates, on Jun 30, 2006 at 12:40 AM, in Gaming
If you don't know about Oblivion, then that's... 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
If you don't know about Oblivion, then that's just you not keeping up with gaming at all. A month after it was released they had sold 1.7 million copies of it. It's one of the biggest games of the...
Posted by sxates, on Jun 29, 2006 at 08:17 PM, in Gaming
GRAW, FEAR, and Oblivion were "b titles"? ... 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
GRAW, FEAR, and Oblivion were "b titles"? Huh?
Posted by sxates, on Jun 29, 2006 at 01:14 PM, in Gaming
Actually, I've been building PCs for years, and... 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
Actually, I've been building PCs for years, and have always been big into PC games, so I do know what you're talking about. And you're right, Macs aren't very upgrade friendly. I wasn't really...
Posted by sxates, on Jun 28, 2006 at 01:36 PM, in Gaming
Well, I don't think you have to have some super... 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
Well, I don't think you have to have some super high end SLI rig to be considered a PC gamer--that kind of thing is usually reserved for people with too much money who are compensating for...
Posted by sxates, on Jun 28, 2006 at 10:41 AM, in Gaming
I was under the impression that the benefit of... 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
I was under the impression that the benefit of buying a mac was the software, not the hardware. Running games on it now requires turning it into a wintel box, so is it still a mac when it's running...
Posted by sxates, on Jun 27, 2006 at 10:45 PM, in Gaming
Mac Ad Parody on gaming 1,404 Views / 24 Replies  
This is funny :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAI0coqXp3M
Posted by sxates, on Jun 22, 2006 at 10:07 PM, in Gaming
I'm with you Maflynn. My repretoire is 2... 2,375 Views / 24 Replies  
I'm with you Maflynn. My repretoire is 2 powerbooks, 2 PC desktops. The build and design of the powerbooks are just so far and above everything PC, which is almost entirely plastic cases and...
Posted by sxates, on Feb 4, 2006 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, NOW I see another thread, that's "official"... 604 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, NOW I see another thread, that's "official" so I guess I missed it. Close this one for me admin :)
Posted by sxates, on Jan 10, 2006 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oh btw: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/ 604 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh btw:

http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/
Posted by sxates, on Jan 10, 2006 at 03:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The MacBook Pro 604 Views / 3 Replies  
I can't believe nobody has started a thread on this...

Thoughts on the new "MacBook Pro" ?

Haven't gotten into everything about it yet, but it looks pretty amazing performance wise. I hate the...
Posted by sxates, on Jan 10, 2006 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I modified my apple my inserting stuff behind it.... 1,176 Views / 18 Replies  
I modified my apple my inserting stuff behind it. Have a few photos of the process with comments here:

http://flickr.com/photos/sxates/sets/606291/

It's kinda tricky to do. If you aren't...
Posted by sxates, on Jan 2, 2006 at 04:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only part of those RAM specs that matter is... 1,764 Views / 8 Replies  
The only part of those RAM specs that matter is the CAS latency. Lower is "better" but its arguable that it makes a tangible difference anyway. Since they're both the same, I wouldn't expect...
Posted by sxates, on Dec 20, 2005 at 04:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just installed it--no issues, but I'm not going... 651 Views / 4 Replies  
I just installed it--no issues, but I'm not going to mess with the screen rotation :)

Don't play games though, so I'm not sure if I'll see any difference anyway...
Posted by sxates, on Dec 7, 2005 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I have done a write up about Synergy for those... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I have done a write up about Synergy for those who are interested:

http://sxates.com/articles/synergy-not-just-a-cliche
Posted by sxates, on Nov 18, 2005 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Synergy is a "software KVM." So you have a... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Synergy is a "software KVM." So you have a keyboard and mouse plugged into a computer that acts as the KVM server. Then you can set another computer next to it, set it up as a client, and the two...
Posted by sxates, on Nov 17, 2005 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I use Synergy for the 2 PCs + Powerbook on my... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I use Synergy for the 2 PCs + Powerbook on my desk and it works pretty well. Remote desktop isn't even an alternative; I think someone doesn't understand what Synergy does ;)
Posted by sxates, on Nov 16, 2005 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do all the powerbooks have this? I was never... 809 Views / 7 Replies  
Do all the powerbooks have this? I was never aware of this feature. I have a 1.5g 15", would be interested to know.
Posted by sxates, on Nov 13, 2005 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I did that mod on mine a while back--here's a few... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I did that mod on mine a while back--here's a few photos and notes on how I did mine. There's an easier way if you have some rounded hex bits.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sxates/sets/606291/
Posted by sxates, on Nov 11, 2005 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think front row is just the beginning of a big... 3,763 Views / 68 Replies  
I think front row is just the beginning of a big media center push for Apple. Wrote an article about it, you guys might be interested:

http://sxates.com/articles/thoughts-on-applefront-row
Posted by sxates, on Oct 13, 2005 at 12:32 AM, in Applications
I have a DVD of a video sent to me by a client... 1,577 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a DVD of a video sent to me by a client that wants to put the video on a website. I have the video ripped from the disc, but need to convert that into a quicktime or something I can actually...
Posted by sxates, on Oct 5, 2005 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't know if these will help, but here are the... 1,219 Views / 21 Replies  
Don't know if these will help, but here are the photos from when I took mine apart:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sxates/sets/606291/
Posted by sxates, on Sep 24, 2005 at 01:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can tell you how to remove the LCD from the... 1,219 Views / 21 Replies  
I can tell you how to remove the LCD from the case, but opening up the LCD (seperating backlight from the panel) is something I have not attempted.

Basically, if you want to open it up and take a...
Posted by sxates, on Sep 24, 2005 at 01:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, getting a hair out probably won't be a... 1,219 Views / 21 Replies  
Well, getting a hair out probably won't be a warranty issue, but $100-200 in labor to get it out is better than a new display, which is what you might end up needing if you try to take it apart...
Posted by sxates, on Sep 24, 2005 at 12:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My 1.9ghz Athlon Desktop with 1.5GB of ram runs... 853 Views / 16 Replies  
My 1.9ghz Athlon Desktop with 1.5GB of ram runs circles around my 1.5ghz 2GB 15" PB. The PB is behind the performance curve at this point, so don't expect it to compete with your desktop. It does...
Posted by sxates, on Sep 24, 2005 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I could tell you how to take the screen apart... 1,219 Views / 21 Replies  
I could tell you how to take the screen apart (i've taken mine apart) but I don't think that would help. There's no plastic cover between the LCD and the frame, the LCD is a solid unit. There may...
Posted by sxates, on Sep 23, 2005 at 08:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
only issue I see is that you'll have a $ on the... 601 Views / 14 Replies  
only issue I see is that you'll have a $ on the keyboard instead of the L pound. Maybe you can remap it, as I assume you'll want the pound more than the dollar.
Posted by sxates, on Sep 13, 2005 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you can safely assume that it's not real... 822 Views / 6 Replies  
I think you can safely assume that it's not real :)
Posted by sxates, on Sep 8, 2005 at 01:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the marks keyboards usually make on... 1,136 Views / 15 Replies  
I think the marks keyboards usually make on screens is actually due to the skin oils on the keys, not the keys themselves. So even though there's not much pressure there when you casually close it,...
Posted by sxates, on Sep 2, 2005 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Before you buy a new ram stick, you might want to... 535 Views / 9 Replies  
Before you buy a new ram stick, you might want to open it up and see if you have an empty slot. You probably don't. My 15" PB came with 512MB in the form of 2x256 chips. So going from 512 to 1.5GB...
Posted by sxates, on Sep 2, 2005 at 11:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Timothy: Is the 20s load time for the first... 563 Views / 8 Replies  
Timothy:
Is the 20s load time for the first time you load it? If I close and reload it, subsequent loads are only about 13 seconds. It's just the first launch.

mrmister:
yes, its more than...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 31, 2005 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I considered the slow HD, and its true my desktop... 563 Views / 8 Replies  
I considered the slow HD, and its true my desktop HD is probably twice as fast as the PB, but it still seems inordinately long on the load time. I have 2GB of ram, so I don't think that's the...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 31, 2005 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For comparison, my 1.9ghz Athlon PC (with a 10k... 563 Views / 8 Replies  
For comparison, my 1.9ghz Athlon PC (with a 10k rpm drive) starts Photoshop CS2 in 13 seconds.
Posted by sxates, on Aug 30, 2005 at 02:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Program load times 563 Views / 8 Replies  
Have a question about the start time for software on my 1.5ghz Powerbook. Things seem to start very slowly, certainly slower than my not-cutting-edge PC. For example, Photoshop CS2 takes 40 seconds...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 30, 2005 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Yeah, the left one is a Lian-Li, and it rocks. ... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Yeah, the left one is a Lian-Li, and it rocks. The one on the right is a coolermaster. Both were kind of expensive, but worth it. Most PC cases suck, it's hard to find decently designed ones.
Posted by sxates, on Aug 28, 2005 at 11:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had similar problems as well--not sure what... 825 Views / 10 Replies  
I've had similar problems as well--not sure what the problem is.
Posted by sxates, on Aug 28, 2005 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Well, I have a more permanent setup now... ... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Well, I have a more permanent setup now...

http://photos23.flickr.com/37981696_eed4ffab2c.jpg
Posted by sxates, on Aug 28, 2005 at 11:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Everything feels cheap in comparison :) And... 6,348 Views / 38 Replies  
Everything feels cheap in comparison :)

And really, with current pc prices, everything IS cheap in comparison :)
Posted by sxates, on Aug 21, 2005 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, apparently DHCP in OS X is not working... 483 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, apparently DHCP in OS X is not working properly or something. Manually configuring the IP, gateway, etc. got it to work, but DHCP never picked it up. Very odd...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 20, 2005 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anybody else have an idea? 483 Views / 5 Replies  
Anybody else have an idea?
Posted by sxates, on Aug 20, 2005 at 09:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If a mod can move this that'd be great. What... 483 Views / 5 Replies  
If a mod can move this that'd be great.

What is VLAN?
Posted by sxates, on Aug 20, 2005 at 01:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Problem connecting to DHCP 483 Views / 5 Replies  
So here's my situation.

I have 3 computers hooked up to a switch in my home office (upstairs), 2 windows boxes and my powerbook. The switch is hooked up to a wireless bridge that connects me to...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 20, 2005 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't you download it and find out? It's free,... 646 Views / 6 Replies  
Can't you download it and find out? It's free, right? :)
Posted by sxates, on Aug 17, 2005 at 12:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I was in a similar place at 17, working as a web... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I was in a similar place at 17, working as a web designer for a dot com making more money than I knew what to do with (but I found things :) ). I would advise you guys to save a couple thousand for a...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 13, 2005 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Yeah, selling drugs is hard ;) 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Yeah, selling drugs is hard ;)
Posted by sxates, on Aug 12, 2005 at 11:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm considering selling my 15" PB. What kind of... 774 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm considering selling my 15" PB. What kind of budget do you have? Mine's a fully loaded 1.5ghz with 2GB of ram, so it should pull at least $2k. PM/Email me if you're interested.
Posted by sxates, on Aug 11, 2005 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When I was getting a mac for my wife to replace... 1,097 Views / 16 Replies  
When I was getting a mac for my wife to replace her aging dell laptop, I was pushing for a cheap, 12" ibook. But she didn't like the white, and thought it would get dirty. Then she saw the aluminum...
Posted by sxates, on Aug 3, 2005 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I don't know if they were at the same brightness... 1,120,865 Views / 4,110 Replies  
I don't know if they were at the same brightness levels or not. I haven't maxed them out side by side to compare... I suspect the difference isn't as big as it looks in the photo.
Posted by sxates, on Aug 1, 2005 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought 2GB of the Kingston ram from Newegg a... 67,818 Views / 651 Replies  
I bought 2GB of the Kingston ram from Newegg a couple weeks ago, and it's worked like a charm. No complaints, and it was cheap :)
Posted by sxates, on Jul 30, 2005 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The zipzoomfly should be fine. I got my Kingston... 1,587 Views / 27 Replies  
The zipzoomfly should be fine. I got my Kingston ram at about that price--its normal for manufacturers to charge more than the high volume discount shops like zzf or newegg.
Posted by sxates, on Jul 28, 2005 at 11:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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