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Posted by Eug Wanker, on May 15, 2011 at 12:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: That's got to be dumbest article I've ever read... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
That's got to be dumbest article I've ever read about the format war, and I've read some really, really bad ones. You should be embarrassed you even posted that, as it seems you didn't post it in...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Nov 6, 2007 at 12:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. I just tried it, and it works. You can... 8,244 Views / 17 Replies  
Yup. I just tried it, and it works. You can indeed make a bootable Firewire install of Leopard using only an Intel Mac.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Nov 5, 2007 at 10:59 PM, in Applications
:cry: 1,048 Views / 19 Replies  
:cry:
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jun 30, 2007 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not fake. That's just a review unit. 1,188 Views / 47 Replies  
It's not fake. That's just a review unit.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 13, 2007 at 01:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They were in negotiations, but no deal was ever... 1,440 Views / 72 Replies  
They were in negotiations, but no deal was ever reached.

EDIT:

10000th post!!!

Now I'm clinically insane. :screwy: Uh oh...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it just showed up on AP. Hilarious. ... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Yeah, it just showed up on AP. Hilarious.

Apple can really be obnoxious sometimes about this type of stuff, although I wonder how much money Apple was offering and Cisco wanted?



I think...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 07:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Somebody actually bought a Zune? 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Somebody actually bought a Zune?
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 06:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was also wondering at one point if some of that... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I was also wondering at one point if some of that space would be taken up by the applications, but now I'm thinking not, because we likely won't be able to install applications anyway.

Then again,...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 06:13 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Most of what you said will be on a future version... 1,904 Views / 107 Replies  
Most of what you said will be on a future version of the iPhone. (Not the 80 GB though any time soon.)

Note that iChat will probably get to the iPhone once it gets 3G.

However, I've long since...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually for the nano, the reaction was mostly... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Actually for the nano, the reaction was mostly OMFG THAT'S AWESOME!!! :p

It was a bit different for the mini, but it was still very positive in general.

The reaction was more mixed for the...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 05:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, some people say it was a mistake, but most... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Well, some people say it was a mistake, but most people (including myself) here seem to believe it is a nice design. I just think it's strange that one cannot comment on its potential drawbacks...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, some trains have outlets now. Planes... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Yes, some trains have outlets now. Planes generally don't though. I take lots of long flights.



Bingo. (Actually, I want the phone, but won't pay that kind of moolah for it.)


You can't see...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, but like I said before, the iPhone isn't... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Yeah, but like I said before, the iPhone isn't priced for 95% of the market. It's priced for 1% of the market, which is fine, cuz that's what Apple's aiming for.

I guarantee you that if this phone...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Replaceable by Apple isn't very helpful when... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Replaceable by Apple isn't very helpful when you're on the train and run out of battery.



People are so ready to defend the iPhone, I just don't understand it.

Personally I think it's a...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:26 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: LG Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD Player Cannot Be Sold As... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
LG Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD Player Cannot Be Sold As Is (http://ces.betanews.com/entry/LG_Hybrid_BlurayHD_DVD_Player_Cannot_Be_Sold_As_Is/1168407626)

LG may have a difficult time bringing its newly...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Actually, the wider audience wants a stylish... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Actually, the wider audience wants a stylish functional phone... for under $200.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 03:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I guess you missed my point. My point was that it... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I guess you missed my point. My point was that it was phone targetted at the iPod market, but priced like a hardcore business phone PDA.

I still think it will sell reasonably well, but this...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 02:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I note that the Xscale PXA line (which is the... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I note that the Xscale PXA line (which is the mobile phone line) is no longer owned by Intel.

Still, it could be that processor, as Intel still may be the fab for it.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 02:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
No Java support? I would assume not if it... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
No Java support?

I would assume not if it really is a closed platform.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 02:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: No idea. First off I'm not sure if TL discs will... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
No idea. First off I'm not sure if TL discs will ever make it to market, but if they do, whether or not they would work on current players (with firmware updates) is something I dunno.

To...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 02:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Exchange support and Office to go support is very... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Exchange support and Office to go support is very beneficial to some. And much of what you listed isn't going to be desirable without UMTS support. And if it's really true there isn't a replaceable...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: Japan is important, but not crucial for... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Japan is important, but not crucial for world-wide success. Betamax is the prime example.

I don't think Blu-ray standalones are going to sell well, given the high cost. Samsung's cheapest is $799,...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They already have 8 GB. As for the 4 GB... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
They already have 8 GB.

As for the 4 GB model, I guess you don't realize that memory deals would have already been made. The iPhone will undoubtedly use the same memory that is in the nano. I hope...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: That means no clear winner... a format stalemate,... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
That means no clear winner... a format stalemate, which is what I've been saying for the last several months was going to happen.

This is especially true since Chinese HD DVD players are being...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
V Cast as implemented for music is stupid. ... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
V Cast as implemented for music is stupid.



Yes. Well, Jobs did. $499 with 2-year contract for 4 GB. $599 with 2-year contract for 8 GB.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
It's $600 if you pay for a 2-year contract, hence... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
It's $600 if you pay for a 2-year contract, hence the comments about the price.



No.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:02 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't really consider this a true smartphone,... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I don't really consider this a true smartphone, since it seems you won't actually be able to run many smartphone applications on it. I consider it the best Walkman phone ever built, but with a price...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I do it about once every couple of weeks, and... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I do it about once every couple of weeks, and very often when I'm on vacation.

This is a huge consideration. I had three batteries for my old low-battery-life phone, because I was constantly...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
AAPL is up over $96 now. AAPL: Up on... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
AAPL is up over $96 now.

AAPL: Up on speculation. Up on news. :p
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Poll: According to Warner (which is format neutral), HD... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
According to Warner (which is format neutral), HD DVD sold twice as many discs as Blu-ray in 2006 (http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/live-coverage-from-the-warner-press-conference/).
...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Does the iPhone have vibrate mode when calls come... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Does the iPhone have vibrate mode when calls come in?
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 10:53 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I am not a lawyer, but my understanding is that... 3,131 Views / 153 Replies  
I am not a lawyer, but my understanding is that CSS decryption in iTunes may be illegal in the US. What I meant to say is that the concept of backing up DVDs isn't the problem. It's getting around...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 10:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It sucks that you have crappy GSM coverage in... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
It sucks that you have crappy GSM coverage in your area. (Did you try T-Mobile?) However, 2G CMDA is always going to be behind the times. The bottom line is that if you want to be the first on the...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I always find the laws a bit weird on this in the... 3,131 Views / 153 Replies  
I always find the laws a bit weird on this in the US. Technically it is not illegal to backup DVDs apparently. What is illegal is selling software to do the ripping.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 10:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The phone runs an Intel CPU... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
The phone runs an Intel CPU (http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20070110:MTFH36379_2007-01-10_09-19-12_FAB012644&type=comktNews&rpc=44).

Intel is...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 10:16 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I wouldn't necessarily doubt that. The iPod... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
I wouldn't necessarily doubt that.

The iPod is closed to outside developers. The iPhone is an iPod on steroids.

It may come later, but I honestly believe Apple will be annoying enough to lock...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:36 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Why does it have to be wireless? It comes with an... 3,131 Views / 153 Replies  
Why does it have to be wireless? It comes with an Ethernet port.



Lots that support component, with both 480p and 1080i support.

BTW, I think 4:3 TVs are fine with TV.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On that note, I was actually half-expecting some... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
On that note, I was actually half-expecting some sort of handwriting recognition.

The demo of the qwerty seems reasonable though, even for people suffering from fat-finger-syndrome. The demo...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 01:04 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The Xbox 360 will do 1080p streaming for $299.... 8,549 Views / 67 Replies  
The Xbox 360 will do 1080p streaming for $299. (Yeah, I know it's subsidized.)
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In Canada, no. In the US, basically every... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
In Canada, no.

In the US, basically every major city has good and cheap UMTS support. We're talking 400-1000 Kbps download speeds. With EDGE were talking something like 80 usually.

The two...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:30 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Huh? UMTS has nothing to do with WiFi. Streaming... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Huh? UMTS has nothing to do with WiFi. Streaming video is perfectly possible on UMTS. In fact, people do it every day.

It's the same reason the iPhone doesn't have an iSight with iChat mobile: Cuz...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:12 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Heh. As of today, HowardForums has a new Apple... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Heh. As of today, HowardForums has a new Apple section. Err... I mean Apple iPhone section. :)

And the best post so far:




Globe and Mail: Apple's iPhone shakes rivals to the core...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 10:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Of course, nobody said any different. What people... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Of course, nobody said any different. What people are saying is this particular version may not be for them.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 08:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Traditional PDAs have been dead for like, forever. 709 Views / 9 Replies  
Traditional PDAs have been dead for like, forever.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was a bit surprised there was no iWork with... 945 Views / 41 Replies  
I was a bit surprised there was no iWork with Charts announcement.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: AGAIN, WTF are you talking about? HD DVD's... 205,416 Views / 8,311 Replies  
AGAIN, WTF are you talking about?

HD DVD's and Blu-ray's VC-1 is all 1080p.

And yeah, interlaced video is very good for broadcast purposes. Get over it.
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I wanted/needed all its smartphone functions,... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
If I wanted/needed all its smartphone functions, I'd want UMTS as well, or at least unlimited EDGE. For me personally though that's moot. I don't bother with true smartphones generally, because the...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:41 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, battery life and reception are key. In... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Yeah, battery life and reception are key.

In terms of reception, I think that's one reason they went with Quad-band GSM. They can just release one phone to test the market and have it work...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:29 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah, I'm not saying that gaming isn't possible... 40,685 Views / 1,271 Replies  
Yeah, I'm not saying that gaming isn't possible on the iPhone. I'm saying it's not ideal, and hence the DS has buttons. Certainly the games I prefer generally require buttons. But like I said, I'm...
Posted by Eug Wanker, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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