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basic question 276 Views / 1 Replies  
ok, I have a simple question which I should probably know the answer to -- but am blanking out completely. I have a Pismo 400 and recently installed OSX. I want to remove it -- but can't remember...
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 14, 2001 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have such mixed feelings over this. He is a... 597 Views / 35 Replies  
I have such mixed feelings over this. He is a madman, but we are just making a martyr out of him. Killing someone because they killed someone -- there seems to be a problem with that logic. If...
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 12, 2001 at 06:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
why do companies mess with the old standards? ... 799 Views / 62 Replies  
why do companies mess with the old standards? how much money do they need -- and the experiments are usually losers. "New" Coke, Clear Pepsi, Green Ketchup. Why mess with tradition?
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 12, 2001 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've lived and driven all over the United States... 363 Views / 14 Replies  
I've lived and driven all over the United States and Canada and I have to say #95 here in South Florida is one of the scariest roads around. Lunatics driving too fast, tourists not having a clue...
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 12, 2001 at 07:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I worked at a CompUSA and I can pretty much... 445 Views / 27 Replies  
I worked at a CompUSA and I can pretty much guarantee that there is not any one in most stores who could cause a kernal panic -- let alone fix it. But they sure can tell you every detail of every PC...
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 10, 2001 at 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
the beginning of my summer is going to be looking... 477 Views / 38 Replies  
the beginning of my summer is going to be looking for a new job. CompUSA just had massive layoffs -- and though I was in administration my job was done away with. Had a vacation trip to Nashville...
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 6, 2001 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
that's one of my big worries about home schooled... 431 Views / 28 Replies  
that's one of my big worries about home schooled kids. how do they learn to actually intereact with other kids?
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 1, 2001 at 08:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just saw the winner interviewed on Good Morning... 431 Views / 28 Replies  
Just saw the winner interviewed on Good Morning America. They asked him if he had a computer. IMac. Gee, I'm shocked. Nice kid. I have no idea what the words he spelled mean. Another thing I...
Posted by zippy50, on Jun 1, 2001 at 08:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I worked for CompUSA (until yesterday when I got... 350 Views / 11 Replies  
I worked for CompUSA (until yesterday when I got caught in a massive cutback) and I would recommend the AppleCare. That's not said out of bitterness, but AppleCare provides much better coverage, by...
Posted by zippy50, on May 31, 2001 at 07:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
nay! the shared info would be good -- but I... 458 Views / 41 Replies  
nay! the shared info would be good -- but I worry too that it will soon degenerate into which is better, which is cooler.
Posted by zippy50, on May 31, 2001 at 06:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Florida here. just a little north and west (15... 900 Views / 102 Replies  
Florida here. just a little north and west (15 minutes) of Fort Lauderdale.
Posted by zippy50, on May 28, 2001 at 10:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
thanks for the info on your hotline server. my... 708 Views / 9 Replies  
thanks for the info on your hotline server. my partner, who is from Toronto by the way, is the hotline maven in our family. so she's looking around now.
Posted by zippy50, on May 28, 2001 at 08:25 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
well, actually right after posting that, I broke... 708 Views / 9 Replies  
well, actually right after posting that, I broke down and read the manual and found how to use the backlighting. guess I should have read the manual first. the screen is good -- just in the short...
Posted by zippy50, on May 27, 2001 at 07:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
newton 2000 708 Views / 9 Replies  
just bought a Newton 2000 on ebay. came today and I am excited, but am probably going to be bugging you all for help. I am having trouble seeing the screen -- adjusted the contrast as much as I...
Posted by zippy50, on May 27, 2001 at 05:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Over at Powerbookcentral they're reporting that... 274 Views / 11 Replies  
Over at Powerbookcentral they're reporting that Apple has come out to deny this rumor of another new iBook. Apple, as far as I can remember, has never responded to rumors -- they are either...
Posted by zippy50, on May 25, 2001 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just got my Pismo400 from ebay about two months... 478 Views / 29 Replies  
I just got my Pismo400 from ebay about two months ago and absolutely love it. Had a graphite IBook (am getting ready to sell it) and the small screen finally got to me. Toyed with waiting for the...
Posted by zippy50, on May 25, 2001 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It feels like comfy slippers and jammies when you... 1,296 Views / 140 Replies  
It feels like comfy slippers and jammies when you come home.
Posted by zippy50, on May 25, 2001 at 07:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, his vote would not change. But he is... 403 Views / 13 Replies  
No, his vote would not change. But he is pro-choice. And with three justices set to retire soon, Bush made it clear when running for office that he would nominate those of his same mind (pro-life)....
Posted by zippy50, on May 24, 2001 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With the new alignment in the Senate (following... 403 Views / 13 Replies  
With the new alignment in the Senate (following Jeffords switching parties) the abortion issue will come front and center. The appointment of justices to the Supreme Court will decide this issue for...
Posted by zippy50, on May 24, 2001 at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I like the colors the way they are. Easy to read... 223 Views / 4 Replies  
I like the colors the way they are. Easy to read -- and blue just happens to be my favorite color.
Posted by zippy50, on May 23, 2001 at 08:38 PM, in Feedback
Thanks for the update. It's good to get a clear... 1,850 Views / 114 Replies  
Thanks for the update. It's good to get a clear response on what is actually happening. Appreciate all you are doing to keep the info flowing. And that so many of the old "gang" are still going to...
Posted by zippy50, on May 22, 2001 at 08:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am one of those dissatisfied with the new look.... 1,356 Views / 115 Replies  
I am one of those dissatisfied with the new look. I need no one to speak for me. I have made my concerns known here and to the advertisers. But I am getting more turned off by the comments being...
Posted by zippy50, on May 22, 2001 at 03:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've bought several hard drives, and a pismo from... 414 Views / 22 Replies  
I've bought several hard drives, and a pismo from SmallDog. Service was great, prices good, knowledgable help. The thing about being a previous customer is some legal thing Apple makes them do. ...
Posted by zippy50, on May 22, 2001 at 10:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is not a democractic institution. So the... 1,507 Views / 116 Replies  
This is not a democractic institution. So the "owners" can dictate what they will allow in terms of posting and what they will not. The only clout we as "posters" have is our buying power. This...
Posted by zippy50, on May 22, 2001 at 10:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that is one of the bigger... 294 Views / 3 Replies  
I think that is one of the bigger disappointments--no news. Or else terribly untimely news. One would assume from their name, they would be right up there with breaking news -- or at least news...
Posted by zippy50, on May 22, 2001 at 10:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was away for the weekend too -- got home to see... 1,507 Views / 116 Replies  
I was away for the weekend too -- got home to see that all hell had broken loose. My two cents -- I hate the new design. Bottom line, they own it, we're here as guests (who pay their wages by...
Posted by zippy50, on May 22, 2001 at 06:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Forgot to add -- Apple has honored the AppleCare... 373 Views / 7 Replies  
Forgot to add -- Apple has honored the AppleCare that I have bought locally. Never had a problem with them.
Posted by zippy50, on May 14, 2001 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Florida has very restricted laws about what types... 373 Views / 7 Replies  
Florida has very restricted laws about what types of warranties can be sold in the state. Large senior citizen population who have gotten ripped off big time. Apple can't sell it to you in Florida...
Posted by zippy50, on May 14, 2001 at 11:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
posted by Scott H: It was the FBI that did it... 2,806 Views / 69 Replies  
posted by Scott H:
It was the FBI that did it not the prosecutor. I heard the prosecutor is totaly pissed over it. Major blunder by the FBI. I hope Bush puts someone in there to clean up shop and...
Posted by zippy50, on May 11, 2001 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
with the news last night that the prosecution... 2,806 Views / 69 Replies  
with the news last night that the prosecution withheld documents from the defense -- now what happens? They can order a new trial based on that -- but he has asked that the appeals be stopped and he...
Posted by zippy50, on May 11, 2001 at 07:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
watched the first game and that was enough. And... 637 Views / 25 Replies  
watched the first game and that was enough. And it's not that I don't like suffering -- I've been a New York Giants fan for most of my life. Now that I'm in Florida, I feel obligated to follow the...
Posted by zippy50, on May 11, 2001 at 07:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
that's encouraging. if there is just something... 390 Views / 7 Replies  
that's encouraging. if there is just something wrong with my burner I'll haul it in to CompUSA and get another one. Interesting that the responses from Apple were so different (4 or 8 speed only)...
Posted by zippy50, on May 11, 2001 at 05:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
G4-733 DVD R Superdrive 390 Views / 7 Replies  
Just bought the above machine and love it -- but I'm at a loss about the dvd burner. When I burn a CD using a 16X it burns half-way then I get an error message. Called Apple twice -- first time...
Posted by zippy50, on May 10, 2001 at 05:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm originally from New York, and it was always... 776 Views / 66 Replies  
I'm originally from New York, and it was always referred to as soda. If you went to the store, Coke was found in the soda aisle. Now here in Florida, it's still soda. But in the restaurants, if...
Posted by zippy50, on May 10, 2001 at 06:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree that by publicly executing him we are... 2,806 Views / 69 Replies  
I agree that by publicly executing him we are making a martyr of him -- and I wonder what his supporters will make of that. Remember, he did what he did to pay the "government" back for Waco--he...
Posted by zippy50, on May 8, 2001 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Apple will always have a presence in... 761 Views / 9 Replies  
I think Apple will always have a presence in CompUSA. I agree that the staff are usually ill prepared to deal with Apple consumers who know more than they do. But what we forget is that Apple owns...
Posted by zippy50, on May 8, 2001 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I hope we find an answer. Not only does it... 456 Views / 3 Replies  
I hope we find an answer. Not only does it scratch easily -- but the fingerprints drive me crazy. I had been waiting to see what happened with the guy who waxed his Ti book. That seems a little...
Posted by zippy50, on May 8, 2001 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have hesitated to get into this whole... 637 Views / 48 Replies  
I have hesitated to get into this whole discussion -- the many times it has shown up in various formats. Fear of being branded an "ageist" "anti-youth" "too serious" "not knowing difference between...
Posted by zippy50, on May 8, 2001 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
there's a difference between browsing and... 875 Views / 57 Replies  
there's a difference between browsing and posting. When I'm at the office (where I must use a PC -- but that's another issue), I show up as a visitor, but then if I want to reply to something, I...
Posted by zippy50, on May 8, 2001 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the explanation. I've kind of been... 749 Views / 59 Replies  
Thanks for the explanation. I've kind of been intriqued by this but didn't spend a lot of time checking it. I'm happy with the levels the way they are -- no changing them now that I'm getting...
Posted by zippy50, on May 7, 2001 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought that if you had multiple posts in the... 749 Views / 59 Replies  
I thought that if you had multiple posts in the same thread (such as 26 choruses of "cool") your post count does not go up. At least mine hasn't changed when I've posted more than once in the same...
Posted by zippy50, on May 7, 2001 at 01:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think the new design is beautiful -- but it... 587 Views / 33 Replies  
I think the new design is beautiful -- but it sure doesn't look like an iBook. It does appear Apple has ditched what made the iBook stand out. I just hope it is as durable as it used to be. The...
Posted by zippy50, on May 2, 2001 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
female and old enough to be the mother of every... 437 Views / 17 Replies  
female and old enough to be the mother of every one on here.
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 27, 2001 at 07:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
well, it was my iBook graphite, but just got a... 729 Views / 51 Replies  
well, it was my iBook graphite, but just got a pismo 400 from ebay and I am in love. I just love the look of this case, the feel of the keyboard and the screen is a honey. happy woman here!
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 27, 2001 at 06:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
that is one truly sad sight. Let's hope whoever... 413 Views / 28 Replies  
that is one truly sad sight. Let's hope whoever owned that thing before it was crushed got some money out of it. I'd be curious to know what the hell happened to it and how. I think the moment of...
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 26, 2001 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, I agree about the discount versus convenience... 320 Views / 15 Replies  
Oh, I agree about the discount versus convenience versus a pleasant attitude. I was simply talking about the problem of having to return a doa product to Apple, rather than a reseller. Some of the...
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 26, 2001 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As one of the oldest folks on here who have... 1,353 Views / 31 Replies  
As one of the oldest folks on here who have posted their age -- I was shocked at the age of the some of the folks in the forum. But I am amazed at their knowledge and willingness to share all they...
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 26, 2001 at 08:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually the big resellers around here have a 14... 320 Views / 15 Replies  
Actually the big resellers around here have a 14 day return policy. I bought an iBook that was doa and CompUSA swapped it for a new one on the spot. Same with the MacCenter here. I was in the...
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 26, 2001 at 07:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here in South Florida the prices have risen about... 628 Views / 49 Replies  
Here in South Florida the prices have risen about 8 cents a gallon in a week. Paid $1.66 gallon today for regular.
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 25, 2001 at 07:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have had great service from SmallDog. But what... 320 Views / 15 Replies  
I have had great service from SmallDog. But what concerns me are the posts I've been reading that if the unit is damaged or d.o.a. it has to go to Apple. SmallDog and resellers like them, from what...
Posted by zippy50, on Apr 25, 2001 at 05:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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