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I think it's mostly about the patents. I think... 1,113 Views / 39 Replies  
I think it's mostly about the patents. I think Google will spinoff much of the Motorola Mobility business for about $1-2 billion, combine that with the cash transfer, Google buys three times the...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Aug 20, 2011 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
the problem with this assumption is that although... 7,388 Views / 363 Replies  
the problem with this assumption is that although fairly true, android's native system is in fact Google Talk which also is crossplatform. This, considering android's popularity I would say it is...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jul 5, 2011 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think there are two major possibilities. One, ... 7,388 Views / 363 Replies  
I think there are two major possibilities. One, Google Talk becomes dominant due to cross-platform nature of the service and being included by default with all android phones, and of course...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jul 5, 2011 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'M Baaack! 7,388 Views / 363 Replies  
I take everything whenever i go anywhere. Two gaming handhelds, a phone, a iPad, and my netbook & external HDD & DVD+RW. Usually dvd reader too. I like choice.

I'm pretty happy with my go-places...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jul 5, 2011 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Hackintosh - works great! 3,513 Views / 0 Replies  
In addition to my iMac, Mac Mini, and currently dead iBook, I now have a hackintosh: a dell optiplex GX620.
The specs are:
Pentium D 3.2 ghz (SSE3)
2GB RAM
200GB HD SATA
GMA950
PATA DVD-RW...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jul 21, 2009 at 09:47 AM, in Hardware Hacking
But the bus is my only way of getting around... 1,525 Views / 64 Replies  
But the bus is my only way of getting around :cry:
:confused:
So I shouldn't go out of my house without my mom?
:/ Nah, maybe I'll take my chances... ;) :P


I like the bus. Here in Santa Cruz,...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jul 31, 2008 at 05:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Let's not also forget Fx's wonderful Downloads,... 2,249 Views / 53 Replies  
Let's not also forget Fx's wonderful Downloads, Places, AwesomeBar, History, RSS, and Search, none of which need extensions.
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jun 23, 2008 at 10:17 PM, in Applications
Fx 3 Better than any other browser!? 2,249 Views / 53 Replies  
1. AwesomeBar
I hate the name, but the functionality is pretty cool. The AwesomeBar is an easy to use bookmark and history search bar in the title bar. It is very relevant and makes Bookmark folders...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jun 23, 2008 at 06:08 AM, in Applications
The Web Browser Thread - now with Fx3 499 Views / 7 Replies  
So there are a bunch of browsers out now. Complain talk etc. about browsers here.
Personally I think Firefox and Omniweb are the two best browsers on the Mac.
Web browsers you shouldn't use (Dead):...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jun 11, 2008 at 08:04 PM, in Applications
No, he should of thrown Apples! 654 Views / 16 Replies  
No, he should of thrown Apples!
Posted by ryaxnb, on May 23, 2008 at 12:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Games with the same class as Airburst, Mars... 722 Views / 18 Replies  
Games with the same class as Airburst, Mars Rising, or Bugdom are not, in fact, free.
They are sometimes available on Xbox Live and on PSN. They cost money there. They are hard to find. The Mac's...
Posted by ryaxnb, on May 3, 2008 at 02:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Macs Casual Gaming Growth? Pc gaming Dying? 722 Views / 18 Replies  
Please don't move this to the Mac gaming forum, I want everyone to see this. It's about very casual gaming, not normal Mac gaming, and it involves Nintendo.

I have been thinking and a lot of...
Posted by ryaxnb, on May 3, 2008 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't know about snow but my dad drives two 2WD... 6,086 Views / 385 Replies  
Don't know about snow but my dad drives two 2WD RWD pickups ( late '70s Sierra! and a 90s Ford) off-road regularly (he's a forester) and rarely gets stuck. He knows his limits, but drives pretty far...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Apr 12, 2008 at 01:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought this would be a great time to point out... 496 Views / 6 Replies  
I thought this would be a great time to point out the PC has nothing like disk utility... except as shareware. Even then you usually have to use more than one piece and pay up to $50 total or more....
Posted by ryaxnb, on Mar 26, 2008 at 09:31 PM, in Applications
The myth that Macs are now a lot more like PCs 1,694 Views / 29 Replies  
The Mac, running Mac OS X, is NOT IBM PC compatible, nor is it modern IBMBIOS/PCI-e-compatible a significant amount more than the G5 Power Mac. The myth of the IBMBIOS/PCIe-compatible (my term for...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Mar 6, 2008 at 04:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree that this is stupid; Apple really should... 4,153 Views / 92 Replies  
I agree that this is stupid; Apple really should allow the Mac OS on newer machines then the OS was originally designed for. Microsoft and Linux both allow this as have most other platforms.
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 28, 2008 at 09:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: The OS X Jump 2,662 Views / 52 Replies  
When did you jump from OS 9/Windows to OS X? This is a major poll, so sorry about the options. Last one I did was in ~2004/so and was a big success.
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 24, 2008 at 08:19 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm a newcomer, I guess. :-) 2003! That's when I... 1,101 Views / 52 Replies  
I'm a newcomer, I guess. :-) 2003! That's when I got my first Mac, too.
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 24, 2008 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oops... wrong forum 436 Views / 4 Replies  
Oops... wrong forum
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 23, 2008 at 10:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Finder list-view trick problems (and history) 436 Views / 4 Replies  
You know what Command+Option+Left-arrow does, don't you? In list View in the Finder, it collapses all selected List view triangles, and has done this since System 7, which I believe is when they...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 23, 2008 at 07:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Test note: As a sidenote, I recommend Java tests... 2,731 Views / 136 Replies  
Test note: As a sidenote, I recommend Java tests to all with at least 10mbps Internet connections. Use Firefox, safari doesn't seem to work (I suspect Javascript trouble) and head...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 15, 2008 at 12:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: New tests: ... 2,731 Views / 136 Replies  
New tests:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/234600894.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Melbourne (look at those pings)
322 up 34 ms ping to san jose (the download numbers were weird my guess is...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 15, 2008 at 12:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: http://www.speedtest.net/result/234600443.png... 2,731 Views / 136 Replies  
http://www.speedtest.net/result/234600443.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
]Nice speed. $24.95 a month. Good tech support, excellent filtering policies (i.e. none) and personal service if anything...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 14, 2008 at 11:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, Bio-alternatives for serious (non-cold)... 1,001 Views / 31 Replies  
Yes, Bio-alternatives for serious (non-cold) style diseases are dangerous and they suck. Your Point?
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 13, 2008 at 09:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
True, true. Don't you think not enough money is... 1,001 Views / 31 Replies  
True, true. Don't you think not enough money is being spent on the cures though?

Allow me to define low-carbohdyrate: Ketosis must kick in. Did ketosis kick in in these studies? The first one...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 13, 2008 at 09:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
IMHO, it's simply not a good risk ratio. We... 1,001 Views / 31 Replies  
IMHO, it's simply not a good risk ratio. We haven't even proven that statins cure heart attack more effectively than diet and exercise, but they are prescribed all the time.

And of course, I see...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 13, 2008 at 08:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The reasons to get a mac have changed wildly 793 Views / 6 Replies  
Mac OS 7.1 reasons to get a Mac:
* Simple & Fun to use
* Powerful, customizable
* Multitasking (DOS couldn't multitask, Windows couldn't do everything)
* Easier than DOS/Win3.1 by a ton
*...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 13, 2008 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe I have the semantics wrong, (I think a... 1,001 Views / 31 Replies  
Maybe I have the semantics wrong, (I think a better name would be "continuous") but I think I have the facts right.
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 10, 2008 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Stupid medicines: A rant 1,001 Views / 31 Replies  
Well I thought I'd rant (and ask for opinions) about "stupid medicines": One-a-day pills that treat problems that aren't there or could be treated permanently: anti-cholesterol medications, lack of...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 10, 2008 at 11:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just to let you know, I agree with "asking your... 5,625 Views / 196 Replies  
Just to let you know, I agree with "asking your cat for advice" analogy; I tried many different pills and have seen how side effects and such can be very painful (one pill worked but gave me severe...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 10, 2008 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: To Oisin: On dialup. You know, some newbies to... 646 Views / 19 Replies  
To Oisin: On dialup. You know, some newbies to PCs acually, like, still, sort of, use, that thing... (modem...) :P
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 9, 2008 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To be fair 6,334 Views / 98 Replies  
To be fair, what other filesystems were created in 1998? Linux users were running ext2, and it lacks many features of HFS+ such as forks, file/volume sizes in the EiBs, Unicode, support of any...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 9, 2008 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Anyone here still on dialup? 646 Views / 19 Replies  
Well, is anyone still on dialup? I know newbies and stuff sometimes are but are there any significant amounts of MacNN users on dialup?
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 9, 2008 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When did Mac OS X carbonize the File Manager/Finder 601 Views / 2 Replies  
Now of course by 10.0 the finder was a Carbon application, written from scratch AFAIK. But the "Workspace Manager" in Mac OS X DP1 was a rip-off from Rhapsody - Cocoa-based. Did Mac OS X DP2 use a...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 4, 2008 at 11:12 AM, in Mac OS X
I didn't count anything below 7. The below 7 list... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
I didn't count anything below 7. The below 7 list would probably be:
6.0.8L
3.3
1.1
Posted by ryaxnb, on Feb 1, 2008 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You may not have installed the tune-up. Then... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
You may not have installed the tune-up. Then again, I may be wrong.

Yeah well it's part of life.
I agree that virtual memory was one of the most non-intuitive ideas ever, but I don't really...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I know. 2000 is often quoted as being just a... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
I know. 2000 is often quoted as being just a minor ways back from XP; but to a consumer, what's new in XP is major:

* Costs less ($99 upgrade, not $199-299.)
* Compatibility with way more old...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Apple without MS 665 Views / 15 Replies  
I see a bright future. I think I can make a bold prediction; Office 2011 (or whatever they call it), if they make it, will be the last version of Office for Mac. After that, they will cancel ALL Mac...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 07:36 AM, in Applications
I'm the extension type. I use APE. I love making... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
I'm the extension type. I use APE. I love making modifications. And if my web browser has a save state function (e.g. Omniweb, Firefox) I don't care if I lose my browser window every now and then. ...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 07:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Windows 95 had preemptive multitasking -- that... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
Windows 95 had preemptive multitasking -- that broke when any program called a 16-bit part, which was about 1/3rd of the time they ran. Very finicky. Today's Windows 95 systems skewer memory because...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Virtually all of those things that are valid... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
Virtually all of those things that are valid complaints happened during the era of 7.5, not 7.0. 7.0.1 was fairly stable once you installed the tune-up and such. It did break many programs, but last...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 07:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My guess is it's a very haxx0red install. OS 9... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
My guess is it's a very haxx0red install. OS 9 let's you hack it as much as you want; such is the beauty of no memory protection. Windows 98se (which I absolutely love using for comparison, mostly...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 06:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
[please delete this] test 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
[please delete this] test
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 06:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, OS 9 is developmentally stuck in the early... 2,795 Views / 141 Replies  
Well, OS 9 is developmentally stuck in the early nineties. That's what makes it so brilliant. The computer usage hadn't change between '91 and '00 (when 9 came out) to a point that OS 9 couldn't keep...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 06:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I need pyschology to live. (I have bipolar and... 5,625 Views / 196 Replies  
I need pyschology to live. (I have bipolar and Asperger's; I'd get sent to a mental hospital without pills and studies). I believe in alternative medicine; but only as a supplement and for treating...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 06:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is crippling. It is giving in. It is simple.... 12,523 Views / 94 Replies  
This is crippling. It is giving in. It is simple. You must make the entire system closed to eyes. You couldn't have Darwin be open at any level on any actual installed OS X system; not even to a...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 05:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Some things never change 1,128 Views / 27 Replies  
We all know Mac OS X came from two sources: OS 9 and OPENSTEP/Rhapsody. Rhapsody came from NeXT. Anyway, I found in interesting picture:
Rhapsody Resource Page...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Jan 30, 2008 at 05:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Third parties 415 Views / 6 Replies  
do you ever vote for a third party candidate for any office? Select a third party with a corresponding Frequently/Rarely/Yes, or select no if you almost never vote for a third party. Keep in mind...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Nov 21, 2007 at 07:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yea. 1,012 Views / 52 Replies  
I do like debating what is smellier though. Whether or not I think the whole republicans vs. democrats thing is bad, I love to debate people, ideas, and philosophies.
As a Democrat, I would not be...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Nov 21, 2007 at 07:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Haven't seen the documentary. Al gore is a master... 74,189 Views / 2,151 Replies  
Haven't seen the documentary. Al gore is a master of hypocrisy (coming from a democrat, this.) And he uses some weird methods and did I mention he is too much of an extremist? OTOH, he probably...
Posted by ryaxnb, on Nov 21, 2007 at 07:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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