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I have a macbook pro 2x2.0 and a dell core duo... 2,884 Views / 28 Replies  
I have a macbook pro 2x2.0 and a dell core duo 2x2.0 and I have few operations that are CPU bound. DVD encoding is one, but almost all the other times my computer is slow is from when it's waiting on...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 31, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I think I'm going to wait till January. I'm... 1,444 Views / 20 Replies  
Yeah, I think I'm going to wait till January. I'm frustrated though. I don't think I should have to pay for an upgrade just to get software that doesn't hang all the time. Still, the alteranitves...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 8, 2005 at 02:31 PM, in Applications
iPhoto Alternatives? 1,444 Views / 20 Replies  
I love using iPhoto, but my problem is that it's the least reliable piece of software I've ever loved this much. I have 9000 5MP photos and iPhoto chokes on a regular basis. I get the beachball...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 5, 2005 at 09:55 PM, in Applications
So if we never had the iPod, we'd be happy with... 16,533 Views / 129 Replies  
So if we never had the iPod, we'd be happy with lousy laptops indefinitely? Seriously, what other options besides switching did we have?

Also, It's hard to predict whether the G5 will compete with...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 21, 2005 at 06:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think a lot of people are missing the point... 16,533 Views / 129 Replies  
I think a lot of people are missing the point about the intel switch. There are three big reasons why this switch is a good thing. The first is notebook chips that aren't laughable (I'm a 1.5G4-book...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 21, 2005 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
You guys don't seem to get my "mid-low" price... 846 Views / 12 Replies  
You guys don't seem to get my "mid-low" price point. I'm well aware that the xServe RAID is awesome. But it's way out of my budget. I need something for < $1500.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 25, 2005 at 05:08 PM, in Applications
I had looked at turnkey solutions like the... 846 Views / 12 Replies  
I had looked at turnkey solutions like the firewire "bad boy." They are really tempting. What gets me is:
1) Cost is several hundred more
2) Capacity is limited to 1 tb as disks > 250 get more...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 25, 2005 at 09:58 AM, in Applications
I have one of the newer netgear switches.... 846 Views / 12 Replies  
I have one of the newer netgear switches. Transfers between my two pcs are quite fast (50mb/s).
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 24, 2005 at 11:18 PM, in Applications
There is an option to enable jumbo frames that is... 846 Views / 12 Replies  
There is an option to enable jumbo frames that is grayed out. I've done some research into this issue and I've heard similar things from many people. My powerbook is a 1.5 G4 with 1GB of ram though I...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 24, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Applications
I need a terabyte of raid 5! Suggestions? 846 Views / 12 Replies  
My wife is constantly filming as part of her research for her PhD. We have about 50 hours of miniDV footage and we're tired of it living on tapes and firewire drives. Few things are in more than one...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 24, 2005 at 10:57 PM, in Applications
I'm with skelotar. I've been monitoring my VRAM... 2,928 Views / 53 Replies  
I'm with skelotar. I've been monitoring my VRAM usage with that little tool and I think 32mb per monitor is plenty. The apps that use serious amounts of VRAM rarely span more than one monitor (DOOM,...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Aug 5, 2004 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the 128mb 'book for those who care. ... 2,928 Views / 53 Replies  
I got the 128mb 'book for those who care.

Yesterday I downloaded a little util that lets you check how much VRAM you're using on RADEON chipsets. Well I tested it in 10.3 without playing games. I...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Aug 2, 2004 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
We could be onto something... Does anyone know... 2,928 Views / 53 Replies  
We could be onto something... Does anyone know for sure if iPhoto gets faster with more VRAM. This kinda makes sense.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 11, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What are you basing this on? I believe that the... 2,928 Views / 53 Replies  
What are you basing this on? I believe that the move from 16 to 32 makes a difference in performance, but I've yet to notice a difference between 32 and 64 on any current mac. And I use a lot of...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 10, 2004 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What you guys said was my gut reaction, but I'm... 2,928 Views / 53 Replies  
What you guys said was my gut reaction, but I'm already spending more than I want to. Why is it worth it? Currently, 10.3 won't be a lick faster with 128mb ram. What could you possibly do with 128...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 10, 2004 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
128mb vs 64mb VRAM, any reason besides games? 2,928 Views / 53 Replies  
I'm thinking about buying a new 15 inch powerbook. I don't play games so I don't see any real reason to upgrade to 128mb, but I also would hate to get stuck later wishing I had put it in. I doubt...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 10, 2004 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd just like to be able to work with a whole... 445 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd just like to be able to work with a whole bunch of project builder people. I don't think everyone is moving to panther anytime soon.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 9, 2003 at 06:25 PM, in Developer Center
Anyone try installing 10.2 dev tools on 10.3? 445 Views / 3 Replies  
That's my question. Does it work?
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 9, 2003 at 02:08 PM, in Developer Center
Anyone know what's on each of the three discs? 48,800 Views / 456 Replies  
Anyone know what's on each of the three discs?
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 4, 2003 at 03:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I paid $50 for SoundJam MP, so... I think I... 1,377 Views / 40 Replies  
I paid $50 for SoundJam MP, so... I think I already have.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Apr 23, 2003 at 12:32 AM, in Mac OS X
How much do apple retail employees make? 1,857 Views / 3 Replies  
It sounds like a fun job, but what kind of hourly rate or salary does apple pay these poeple? Are they paid better than compusa or microcenter employees? I'm just wondering.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Sep 9, 2002 at 12:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
ADC Student Members Get Jaguar? 471 Views / 2 Replies  
My friend is an ADC Student member. I told him to join so he could get his computer, and an iPod for a huge discount. Will Apple send him a copy of Jag or does he have to buy one? They already send...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Aug 14, 2002 at 06:15 PM, in Developer Center
I don't think the register opinion piece is... 306 Views / 5 Replies  
I don't think the register opinion piece is serious. I think they're as amazed by the people who want to pay through the nose as we are. It's written out of shock.

Like the comic book guy,...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 23, 2002 at 10:55 PM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 918 Views / 76 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 zazou:
[QB]They are...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 21, 2002 at 02:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Wow, I stand corrected. I didn't know that. 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
Wow, I stand corrected. I didn't know that.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 14, 2002 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The reason it's not impossible to swap the g3 and... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
The reason it's not impossible to swap the g3 and g4 chips is that they are pin-compatible with each other. The g4 sits perfectly where the g3 used to sit.

I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 14, 2002 at 02:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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</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 tkmd:
<strong>BTW, I read...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 13, 2002 at 02:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Egad this is just wrong. Files on OSX get... 443 Views / 16 Replies  
Egad this is just wrong. Files on OSX get fragmented. True, this happens less if your disk is less than half full, and true, it's not the same problem as it it was on Win 3.1 or DOS or something.
...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 12, 2002 at 12:49 AM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 2,256 Views / 81 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 ARK:
<strong>Yes, tell us...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 10, 2002 at 02:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I never took any before I upgraded. Would... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, I never took any before I upgraded. Would you like me to try something now?
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 8, 2002 at 11:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, it's been a few days in cooler weather and... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
Well, it's been a few days in cooler weather and the fan hasn't come on once. I don't think the cpu much hotter than it used to be. I notice it being faster, but it won't blow you away in non-altivec...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 8, 2002 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I may not have time to write a longer report... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
I may not have time to write a longer report today. I'm swamped at work. I can try to answer specific questions, but I haven't been using it all that much yet, and i didn't really take any benchmarks...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 5, 2002 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It came today. It works flawlessly. I've had it... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
It came today. It works flawlessly. I've had it for about an hour and have no problems whatsoever. It was much more carefully shipped back to me too.

I have little time for a review. I'll try to...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 3, 2002 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Newer doesn't even have a proper website. ... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
Newer doesn't even have a proper website.

Still, I couldn't be less informed about what's going on with my Powerbook. Since I sent it in last Tuesday to PowerLogix, I haven't recieved any kind of...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jul 3, 2002 at 11:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the box in the mail today from Powerlogix.... 2,256 Views / 81 Replies  
I got the box in the mail today from Powerlogix. The packing material they supply is just a little bit of bubble wrap. I'm going to have to use a lot more than that. I've spent some time backing up...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Jun 24, 2002 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, it seems that Arshad from ATI can get an AGP... 463 Views / 7 Replies  
Ok, it seems that Arshad from ATI can get an AGP and a PCI card working nicely together. That's great news. Thanks for the find miro7. He's not sure about dual AGP and neither am I, but I'm not as...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 8, 2002 at 12:12 AM, in Mac OS X
I think the current crop of cards doesn't support... 463 Views / 7 Replies  
I think the current crop of cards doesn't support two monitors when one is using OpenGL full screen. My other screen cuts out whenever I play a game. I just don't think they're built to do it.
...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 7, 2002 at 11:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Quartz Extreme: The end of dual monitors? 463 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a powerbook which drives 2 monitors separately from one chip. I also have a desktop mac with a radeon card driving two monitors from the same chip. As anyone who's ever used a dual config,...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on May 7, 2002 at 06:34 PM, in Mac OS X
I got my iPod yesterday and the first thing I... 1,170 Views / 72 Replies  
I got my iPod yesterday and the first thing I noticed when I opened it up is a big sticker over the screen that says, "Don't steal music" in four different languages. I love it!

(Corrected the...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 8, 2001 at 03:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just bought the $10 neoprene mp3 player case... 323 Views / 3 Replies  
I just bought the $10 neoprene mp3 player case from case logic. I think it should work out fine. I'll let you know when i get mine on thursday!
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 5, 2001 at 11:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple Developer store link: ... 1,170 Views / 72 Replies  
Apple Developer store link: http://developer.apple.com/membership/usa.html .

Click on the link for the store at the bottomish...

Yeah... you need a hardware credit to buy anything. The prices...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 5, 2001 at 09:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Placed my order the 29th. Mine shipped today,... 1,170 Views / 72 Replies  
Placed my order the 29th. Mine shipped today, 11/5/01. Technically it shipped yesterday with all that international date line stuff. I'm also an ADC member and bought mine through the ADC store for...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 5, 2001 at 07:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm a big fan of Zope with runs on Python. Try it... 373 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm a big fan of Zope with runs on Python. Try it out. The software I'm writing is even better, but... I'm looking at a rather large NDA as I write this. :)
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Nov 2, 2001 at 12:09 AM, in Developer Center
Sorry. Didn't mean to be critical. I'm on your... 1,041 Views / 72 Replies  
Sorry. Didn't mean to be critical. I'm on your side. I was just trying to use real numbers for perspective purposes.

I can't wait for my iPod.
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 29, 2001 at 01:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, No, Yes, Sorta (Dual) Some... 2,101 Views / 201 Replies  
Yes, No, Yes, Sorta (Dual)



Some things the mac can only do. Other things can only be done on a PC. I can boot off firewire on my mac and I do so a lot. I think this may be possible on a PC,...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 29, 2001 at 01:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's technically possible. But almost nothing... 1,041 Views / 72 Replies  
That's technically possible. But almost nothing but the protocol supports that kind of speed. The hard drive inside the iPod isn't nearly that fast, and the chip that converts from hard drive speak...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 29, 2001 at 12:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This math is terribly flawed. Say you've got... 1,041 Views / 72 Replies  
This math is terribly flawed. Say you've got 400MB to transfer. You've got a 12Mbps connection, but most USB devices rarely excide 4Mbps. I think Creative claims something like 3.6 for their NOMAD...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 29, 2001 at 12:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Try giving you're extensions the extension... 778 Views / 3 Replies  
Try giving you're extensions the extension ".command"

That should let you double click them from the finder. You have to make sure that you use unix line endings and that the file has no type and...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Oct 12, 2001 at 04:57 PM, in Mac OS X
IDLE won't work with MacOS X without running an X... 846 Views / 8 Replies  
IDLE won't work with MacOS X without running an X window server. Tk hasn't been ported to X, and IDLE is based on Tk. You can get this running with a window server but it's just a pain. I use BBEdit...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Sep 21, 2001 at 12:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I meant to reply earlier. I figured this... 493 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, I meant to reply earlier. I figured this out and got my plug-in to work. You can call Mach-O stuff from CFM if it's in a bundle. I was wrong. The problem is that some of apple's docs that I...
Posted by PerfectlyNormalBeast, on Sep 20, 2001 at 06:03 AM, in Developer Center
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