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While it's extremely unlikely that a particular... 9,761 Views / 136 Replies  
While it's extremely unlikely that a particular person won the lottery, it's not at all surprising when someone wins the lottery. It's often in the news that someone won the lottery! It's perfectly...
Posted by chessplayer, on Jun 11, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone? Bueller? 370 Views / 1 Replies  
Anyone? Bueller?
Posted by chessplayer, on Apr 24, 2006 at 07:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Very trollish, and absurd, to call people... 7,057 Views / 121 Replies  
Very trollish, and absurd, to call people "zealots" just for objecting to your extremely misleading title and pointing out that 3D game performance is not the same thing as overall OS performance.
Posted by chessplayer, on Apr 20, 2006 at 10:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Excellent idea, I would really like such a... 535 Views / 8 Replies  
Excellent idea, I would really like such a feature.
Posted by chessplayer, on Apr 20, 2006 at 07:19 PM, in Mac OS X
What a ridiculous title! Unless all you do with... 7,057 Views / 121 Replies  
What a ridiculous title! Unless all you do with Windows is play games all day. Why does the thread title not mention that you're comparing 3D performance for one game, not comparing the operating...
Posted by chessplayer, on Apr 20, 2006 at 03:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Customizing F-keys 370 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to be able to use F9-F11 for Expose, and F1-F5 brightness and volume on my PowerBook, without having to use the fn key. I'm running Mac OS X 10.4.6.

In Keyboard preferences there is the...
Posted by chessplayer, on Apr 18, 2006 at 05:31 PM, in Mac OS X
Mac Minder (http://www.lumacode.com/macminder/)... 572 Views / 11 Replies  
Mac Minder (http://www.lumacode.com/macminder/) is another option. It's $29.95 but works well for monitoring/regulating usage of whatever programs you want. Of course, you can find ways to circumvent...
Posted by chessplayer, on Apr 16, 2006 at 12:16 AM, in Applications
I recommend the Tom Bihn Brain Cell ... 1,063 Views / 9 Replies  
I recommend the Tom Bihn Brain Cell
http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/TBP/TB0300

Great protection and design.
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 7, 2005 at 01:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I love my iPod shuffle too. Amazingly light,... 1,158 Views / 21 Replies  
I love my iPod shuffle too. Amazingly light, elegant, and easy to use, and the battery life is great. I also have a 20GB 4G iPod, which I've hardly even used since getting the shuffle since the...
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 7, 2005 at 01:06 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I miss having Oscar in my Trash too. 2,767 Views / 26 Replies  
I miss having Oscar in my Trash too.
Posted by chessplayer, on Jan 20, 2005 at 09:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Did you ask Apple? 568 Views / 4 Replies  
Did you ask Apple?
Posted by chessplayer, on Oct 7, 2004 at 04:02 AM, in Applications
You should have read the rules of the promotion.... 692 Views / 15 Replies  
You should have read the rules of the promotion. It was clearly stated that it has to be on the same receipt.
Posted by chessplayer, on Oct 2, 2004 at 05:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I suggested this as feedback at... 569 Views / 6 Replies  
I suggested this as feedback at http://www.apple.com/feedback/isync.html
It's not exactly an isync suggestion, but I didn't see a more appropriate category. I really hope Apple implements this!
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 26, 2004 at 09:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I really, really want this feature too. Anyone... 569 Views / 6 Replies  
I really, really want this feature too. Anyone know what the technical difficulties are?
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 25, 2004 at 12:35 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I like the dock, it's certainly not necessary... 739 Views / 16 Replies  
I like the dock, it's certainly not necessary though.

I would mainly recommend it if you want to hook up speakers to the dock.
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 24, 2004 at 01:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Any luck getting it to work? 2,570 Views / 16 Replies  
Any luck getting it to work?
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 24, 2004 at 01:26 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: More 2,570 Views / 16 Replies  
Yes, I meant the Save as Disk Image in Toast. Then, you mount the disk image using Toast (just double-click on the .toast file that Toast generates and click on Mount). From what you said, that disk...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 21, 2004 at 01:03 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Another idea is to burn it to a disk image using... 2,570 Views / 16 Replies  
Another idea is to burn it to a disk image using Toast, and then use DVD2oneX to compress the VIDEO_TS folder slightly so it will fit on a DVD-R.

Since you said it was only slightly too big when...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 20, 2004 at 04:17 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
That's good, that probably means it's just a... 1,085 Views / 3 Replies  
That's good, that probably means it's just a static electricity problem and your Creature doesn't need to be fixed.

I would try playing around with where you put the speakers and where you plug...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 19, 2004 at 07:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: JBL Creature Speaker Problem 1,085 Views / 3 Replies  
It could be a static electricity problem. Did you try touching metal first to ground yourself?

Try to discharge any static electricity and look for anything that could interfere with the volume...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 19, 2004 at 06:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: "Aliasing" songs in iTunes 343 Views / 1 Replies  
I've thought of this too. I agree it would be a nice feature. I don't know if there is a way to trick iTunes into doing that now.
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 19, 2004 at 08:47 AM, in Applications
Brad, thanks for the feedback on MPEG2 Works. It... 885 Views / 11 Replies  
Brad, thanks for the feedback on MPEG2 Works. It was very helpful and I bought the program (well worth the $10).

MPEG2 Works did a much better job than Toast in the conversion needed to go from...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 17, 2004 at 01:23 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The soundsticks cost a lot more than the... 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
The soundsticks cost a lot more than the Creature, and look a little too... umm.... phallic for my tastes. :)
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 15, 2004 at 06:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's awesome news about the Graphing Calculator... 19,563 Views / 209 Replies  
That's awesome news about the Graphing Calculator (looks great!) and Jabber support.
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 15, 2004 at 01:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks so much, that will be very helpful. I like... 885 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks so much, that will be very helpful. I like the simplicity of Toast, but don't mind adding a couple steps with MPEG2WORKS or something else if it does a better job than Toast.
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 14, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm also trying to convert some AVIs to burn to... 885 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm also trying to convert some AVIs to burn to DVD. I did it using Toast 6.07, and it worked but the quality was significantly worse than the original AVIs (putting about 2 hours of AVIs onto a...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 14, 2004 at 06:51 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Poll: Re: Which IM program do you use? (setting the record straight) 2,457 Views / 95 Replies  
You mean you don't want to lose them, not that you "don't wanna loose them."

Sorry to nitpick, but I can't stand the lose/loose mistake. These days, I see people write "loose" when they mean...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 14, 2004 at 02:49 AM, in Applications
Yes, that is very bad behavior by Mail. It's easy... 703 Views / 17 Replies  
Yes, that is very bad behavior by Mail. It's easy to think Oh, I'm not using that account any more and delete it, not realizing that it may delete a lot of your email sent to that account. That's why...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 13, 2004 at 05:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Maybe it depends where you get them from, but on... 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
Maybe it depends where you get them from, but on Amazon at least the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 system costs over twice as much as the JBL Creature II ($149.99 vs. $71.94).
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 13, 2004 at 08:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I love my Creature speakers. I'm not an... 1,288 Views / 26 Replies  
I love my Creature speakers. I'm not an audiophile but I enjoy listening to music, and to me it sounds wonderful on the Creatures.

Searching this forum for "Creature" or for "speakers" will give...
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 13, 2004 at 03:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Be careful about deleting accounts in Mail. It... 703 Views / 17 Replies  
Be careful about deleting accounts in Mail. It sometimes (or used to?) delete all email associated with that account if you delete an account.
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 13, 2004 at 03:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Wow, it's extremely fast. I'm very impressed. The... 999 Views / 15 Replies  
Wow, it's extremely fast. I'm very impressed. The fish are amusing but it's good that you can download other icon schemes.
Posted by chessplayer, on Sep 13, 2004 at 03:32 AM, in Applications
I've been extremely happy with my Tom Bihn Brain... 13,264 Views / 53 Replies  
I've been extremely happy with my Tom Bihn Brain Bag with a Monolith sleeve. From their website it looks like only certain sizes of the Monolith are back-ordered, and that the Size 4 (which would fit...
Posted by chessplayer, on Aug 15, 2004 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Windows 2000 537 Views / 14 Replies  
Windows 2000
Posted by chessplayer, on May 23, 2004 at 11:11 PM, in Applications
Re: inMotion speakers and the iPod mini 320 Views / 1 Replies  
Good to hear it works, thanks for the mini review. :)

Pictures would be great too.
Posted by chessplayer, on Mar 4, 2004 at 01:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Mail real-name vs. e-address use 332 Views / 1 Replies  
Go to View menu -> Addresses and choose Show Name and Address.
Posted by chessplayer, on Jan 28, 2004 at 11:31 PM, in Applications
I think it's safe to delete it. (I did without... 378 Views / 5 Replies  
I think it's safe to delete it. (I did without any problem.)
Posted by chessplayer, on Jan 13, 2004 at 06:10 AM, in Mac OS X
You mean Epson. Epsom is a salt. 1,666 Views / 4 Replies  
You mean Epson.

Epsom is a salt.
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 29, 2003 at 05:30 AM, in Applications
It looks like the Brain Cell offers better... 545 Views / 1 Replies  
It looks like the Brain Cell offers better protection (I have the Monolith from Tom Bihn, which has the same kind of protection and it's great -- not that I've done a crash test :)).

The Willow...
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 18, 2003 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In Software Update (from System Preferences or... 6,799 Views / 96 Replies  
In Software Update (from System Preferences or the Apple Menu). The update isn't for all PowerBooks though.
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 18, 2003 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think that's just with the demo version. Marty... 812 Views / 12 Replies  
I think that's just with the demo version. Marty Pfeiffer's webpage says the demo does not have "international characters or other doodads" so maybe numbers are doodads? :)

The page has a gif...
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 17, 2003 at 05:04 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the replies. I like Nu Sans, which I... 812 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks for the replies. I like Nu Sans, which I didn't know about before, but haven't decided if I like it enough to register or whether to try more free fonts.

On a related note, I really dislike...
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 16, 2003 at 08:46 PM, in Applications
The Creatures sound (and look) great. The touch... 1,040 Views / 19 Replies  
The Creatures sound (and look) great. The touch sensitive volume control is neat but for me it occasionally stops working, and I have to plug/unplug the Creatures to make the volume control work...
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 13, 2003 at 04:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Safari Fonts -- which do you use? 812 Views / 12 Replies  
What fonts do you use in Safari (or whatever browser), for standard and fixed-width?

I'm getting tired of Lucida Grande or Times and am looking for some other fonts that look good for web-browsing.
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 13, 2003 at 12:35 AM, in Applications
I just got a Monolith from Tom Bihn... 652 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got a Monolith from Tom Bihn (http://www.tombihn.com) for my 17 inch PowerBook and I love it. It offers great protection and looks nice. The downside is that it does not have a shoulder strap...
Posted by chessplayer, on Dec 13, 2003 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Great, thanks! Back on topic, my T3 is... 1,163 Views / 25 Replies  
Great, thanks!

Back on topic, my T3 is working well with Panther, except for some reason I occasionally have to do a warm reset (press the up button at the same time as the reset in the back) to...
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 28, 2003 at 12:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How do you get Mail to sync with the T3? 1,163 Views / 25 Replies  
How do you get Mail to sync with the T3?
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 27, 2003 at 09:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think you can change it in NetInfo Manager... 490 Views / 5 Replies  
I think you can change it in NetInfo Manager (which is in your Utilities folder). Be careful though since you could mess up your accounts if you're not careful.
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 9, 2003 at 01:18 AM, in Mac OS X
I got one, it made a wonderful gift and turned... 615 Views / 7 Replies  
I got one, it made a wonderful gift and turned out gorgeous.
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 2, 2003 at 08:40 PM, in Applications
Yes, the app to show desktop is called Show... 466 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, the app to show desktop is called Show Desktop, logically enough.

It was just updated for Panther: http://www.everydaysoftware.net/showdesktop/

At first it shows up in the dock, but hold...
Posted by chessplayer, on Nov 2, 2003 at 08:38 PM, in Applications
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