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Just a point of information- in some states, you... 394 Views / 29 Replies  
Just a point of information- in some states, you don't get to collect unemployment insurance if you quit. So if you do quit, make sure you have a pad of money to land on or have another job offer...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Oct 25, 2001 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to hear your time has come to pass. I know... 394 Views / 29 Replies  
Sorry to hear your time has come to pass. I know this has been floating over your head for a few months now? When you get to the point where you wouldn't miss your job, it's definitely time to move...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Oct 24, 2001 at 02:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had not heard of this before. I thought if you... 370 Views / 14 Replies  
I had not heard of this before. I thought if you hooked up an ATA-66/100 HD to an older IDE controller, the HD would just assume operation under the IDE specification of the controller (ATA-33?).
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 30, 2001 at 08:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry to hear your plight, MikeM32. It really... 1,080 Views / 51 Replies  
Sorry to hear your plight, MikeM32. It really burns inside when you come to the conclusion that somebody else has been pivotal with F-ing your career track. At the place I worked at most recently,...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 30, 2001 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Delete Me, please! 264 Views / 0 Replies  
[ 09-29-2001: Message edited by: Randycat2001 ]
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 29, 2001 at 03:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Flirting with Death? (2nd HD in 1st gen. BW G3...) 370 Views / 14 Replies  
I know it has been asked numerous times in the past, and the general consensus was that the IDE controller in the 1st gen BW G3 made hardware corruption a real issue when a 2nd HD was hooked up. I...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 29, 2001 at 03:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
BTW, does anybody know if it is against the rules... 1,080 Views / 51 Replies  
BTW, does anybody know if it is against the rules to claim unemployment checks while the severence pay is still rolling in?
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 23, 2001 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, I feel for you. I'm in America and recently... 1,080 Views / 51 Replies  
Hey, I feel for you. I'm in America and recently out of a job, too. It's not a good time to be unemployed down here, either, let me tell you. The "reasons" that employers come up with to fire a...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 23, 2001 at 09:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've always thought Operation Infinite Justice... 562 Views / 55 Replies  
I've always thought Operation Infinite Justice was a pretty good name. I don't care if it is offensive to some other groups just because they think that only their god can wage such a "holy war". ...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 22, 2001 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well I take it this threat is only for Wintel... 517 Views / 17 Replies  
Well I take it this threat is only for Wintel boxes? Our Macs are safe for now, even if we are using Mac OS IE? Now if you are surfing the internet on IE, running a IIS server, or answering email...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 19, 2001 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You have a good point there, but the flipside to... 670 Views / 21 Replies  
You have a good point there, but the flipside to this realization is that we can then follow these ancient literatures like a roadmap to be on extra alert on certain "hot spot" days when enemies may...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 19, 2001 at 08:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I may drop my 2 cts in- I think the notion of... 696 Views / 56 Replies  
If I may drop my 2 cts in- I think the notion of attacking some far-away geographic location as a consequence of our war declaration should expressly be a secondary issue. What recent events have...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 13, 2001 at 10:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also of interesting note, what about the... 470 Views / 7 Replies  
Also of interesting note, what about the numeralogy take? The number "11" is seemingly plastered all over this event?

9/11 ==> 9+1+1
the flight numbers of the involved planes
the crew &...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 13, 2001 at 08:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One short note for those of you using Discburner.... 238 Views / 13 Replies  
One short note for those of you using Discburner. You may consider a larger partition for your MacOS partition- something on the order of 2+ GB (preferably 2.5 GB, minimum). It may seem...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 8, 2001 at 09:31 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
When your computer crashes and you have to go... 238 Views / 13 Replies  
When your computer crashes and you have to go through that disk scan the next time you restart, you can shorten the time it takes if you have your system folder on a smaller partition and keep all of...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 7, 2001 at 08:18 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I hope you bothered to up the memory allocation... 443 Views / 32 Replies  
I hope you bothered to up the memory allocation on the rendering app on your Mac. If you are technically-inclined to carry out all of these benchmarks, you should be similarly capable of typing in a...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Sep 5, 2001 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Have you done all the latest firewire... 243 Views / 2 Replies  
Have you done all the latest firewire patches/updates?

Beyond that, I don't know.

[ 08-28-2001: Message edited by: Randycat2001 ]
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 28, 2001 at 05:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Back that data up ASAP, if it really has that... 395 Views / 5 Replies  
Back that data up ASAP, if it really has that much data on it! Tech Tool Pro may be able to help (another expensive proposition). If you are getting errors that Norton cannot fix (even after...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 23, 2001 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Something must be seriously wrong if there is... 429 Views / 4 Replies  
Something must be seriously wrong if there is actually enough power flowing through the cable to actually heat it up. Are you saying this thing gets hot even when you plug in one end to your machine...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 22, 2001 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think we are all in agreement that faster FSB... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
I think we are all in agreement that faster FSB clock rates will reduce latency. It can also be said that the latency of a 133 Mhz FSB is appreciably low with respect to the overall memory system. ...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 19, 2001 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Doesn't this mean that FSB can, instead, saturate... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
Doesn't this mean that FSB can, instead, saturate the memory bus now (along with associated latencies)? So maybe latencies to the AGP may be better, but latencies to main memory (where the primary...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 19, 2001 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
"merge" - that's an excellent name for this new... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
"merge" - that's an excellent name for this new feature! If OSX where to include the "Windows copy" as an option, "merge" would be a perfect name for it. Extending on that, they could make it a...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 18, 2001 at 03:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Nope, I work at a little known speaker company... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
Nope, I work at a little known speaker company named JL Audio.
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 18, 2001 at 12:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
How about windows click-through (I don't know... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
How about windows click-through (I don't know what the proper term is)? In Windows, you can click the maximize, minimize, or close button on any window whether it is in the foreground or background....
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 17, 2001 at 11:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I also have my own theory that MacOS memory... 171 Views / 13 Replies  
I also have my own theory that MacOS memory management will be less fussy if you do one thing- load all of your small, simple apps first and load your big, memory-hogging apps last. Also, apps that...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 17, 2001 at 08:46 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
How about a phone number of that CompUSA? 297 Views / 3 Replies  
How about a phone number of that CompUSA?
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 17, 2001 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dogcow? Is that you? 911 Views / 97 Replies  
Dogcow? Is that you?
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 17, 2001 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
OK, thanks for the clarification, THT. Are you... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
OK, thanks for the clarification, THT. Are you sure that those particular benchmarks are using the regular FPU of the P4, not some SSE2 deal? I really had the impression that the P4 had really weak...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 16, 2001 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
My impression was that the Athlon enjoys a 30-40%... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
My impression was that the Athlon enjoys a 30-40% advantage clock-for-clock against a PIII, on various application benchmarks that exercise the FPU. ...And a 1.4 Ghz P4 matches a 1 Ghz PIII with...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 15, 2001 at 06:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Personally, I'm not a big fan of more than 2... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
Personally, I'm not a big fan of more than 2 choices in a dialogue box, though I can see others who may prefer the extra options. I get nervous selecting any choices other than "OK" or "cancel". So...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 15, 2001 at 04:46 PM, in Mac OS X
How does the Athlon come in behind the P4 in... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
How does the Athlon come in behind the P4 in straight floating point performance? I thought the Athlon was the FPU king for desktop processors (mhz or not).
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 15, 2001 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Q is right. The way things are now, you... 217 Views / 3 Replies  
Q is right. The way things are now, you basically have to make a decision to use either Toast or iTunes/discburner, but not both. You'll have to go into the extensions manager and make sure the...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 14, 2001 at 08:37 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
So what makes the Itanium FPU so robust? Anybody... 365 Views / 4 Replies  
So what makes the Itanium FPU so robust? Anybody know? Does it handle 256-bit floating point numbers natively or something?
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 13, 2001 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
So what makes the Itanium FPU so robust? Anybody... 247 Views / 4 Replies  
So what makes the Itanium FPU so robust? Anybody know? Does it handle 256-bit floating point numbers natively or something?
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 13, 2001 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting! So the Altivec-speed-up is scene... 911 Views / 97 Replies  
Interesting! So the Altivec-speed-up is scene dependent. I presume the 256-bit FP stuff gets done on the standard G4 FPU? I guess that speaks highly of keeping a healthy FPU on-die, even if you...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 13, 2001 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think you mean if you plug a microphone into... 545 Views / 6 Replies  
I think you mean if you plug a microphone into the line input, it will be under-amplified. In the case of the Mac, it shouldn't matter either way since the audio-input is auto-sensing. You can plug...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 11, 2001 at 08:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
What if you connect your cassette player to the... 545 Views / 6 Replies  
What if you connect your cassette player to the audio-in jack of your computer? Then go to iMovie, select the Audio tab, and press the "Record Voice" button. Will that work, or maybe the quality...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 11, 2001 at 07:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well, doesn't that just speak highly of the MacOS... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
Well, doesn't that just speak highly of the MacOS being able to do that for you with one simple drag-copy vs. drag to trash/visually verify you dragged the right folder to the trash/empty the...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 11, 2001 at 05:32 PM, in Mac OS X
What's more important is what is the reasoning... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
What's more important is what is the reasoning behind why one is perceived to be better over the other. I'm just curious if anyone has a good reason for the append-only style. I don't think it is...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 11, 2001 at 04:54 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm not exactly clear on this. Can you give an... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
I'm not exactly clear on this. Can you give an example?

<STRONG>

In Windows, the contents of common subfolders in a heirarchy are appended as well. Is that what you are asking?

In MacOS,...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 11, 2001 at 04:30 PM, in Mac OS X
LOL! 466 Views / 43 Replies  
LOL!
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 11, 2001 at 04:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Is it possible that subscribing to the "pro"... 490 Views / 6 Replies  
Is it possible that subscribing to the "pro" version of Sorenson unlocks additional compression features? This would reveal additional options in the Quicktime save menu and in turn make those...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 10, 2001 at 11:21 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Fair enough- now what if you continue to add new... 466 Views / 43 Replies  
Fair enough- now what if you continue to add new MP3's to your PC and different ones to your laptop. Then on a whim, you decide to subcategorize some of them into four folders within your main MP3...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 10, 2001 at 10:46 PM, in Mac OS X
A Windows vs. Mac OS question 466 Views / 43 Replies  
Here's the premise:

Let's say you have a folder full of stuff on one harddrive and a copy of that folder on a 2nd harddrive. Over the course of a day, you add a few files, delete a few files, and...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 10, 2001 at 06:05 PM, in Mac OS X
Actually the lines on the corners are the mold... 335 Views / 16 Replies  
Actually the lines on the corners are the mold lines, and the curvy lines near the screws on top are flow-front lines (also normal).

...also [BUMP- I'm looking for any of the last Cubes out there...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 7, 2001 at 08:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
IMO, it is also important to note whether you... 338 Views / 12 Replies  
IMO, it is also important to note whether you plan to be frequently moving around large, contiguous files (on the order of 100's of MB or even GB's). That is the only place where these high speed...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 7, 2001 at 06:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
My understanding is that the graphics processing... 478 Views / 31 Replies  
My understanding is that the graphics processing unit is a computer unit in of itself. Instead of having a RAM area where a program can be stored to tell it what to do, the "program" is...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 6, 2001 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, there is such a setting, though I have... 811 Views / 17 Replies  
Actually, there is such a setting, though I have never tried it personally. Instead of choosing "Expert...", try the "Full quality, large" setting.
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 4, 2001 at 08:48 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm not sure we're on the same page, yet. Are... 811 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm not sure we're on the same page, yet. Are you trying to export your project to a DV file, to your VCR, or to a DV file and then later into your VCR?

Sorry, I didn't get back to you like I...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 4, 2001 at 05:37 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Are you still trying to figure out how to export... 811 Views / 17 Replies  
Are you still trying to figure out how to export your project to DV format? If I understand correctly, you won't see the DV option in the outermost menu. You have to choose "to Quicktime" (working...
Posted by Randycat2001, on Aug 3, 2001 at 06:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
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