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Shoot, now I'm going to have to send actual... 187 Views / 11 Replies  
Shoot, now I'm going to have to send actual pictures of guns. I'm punny.
Posted by JackWebb, on Jun 18, 2016 at 04:39 PM, in Mac News
Think same. Fortunately I have ATI 5770 in... 288 Views / 8 Replies  
Think same.

Fortunately I have ATI 5770 in my 4,1 and merely had to do the firmware change. But need to go confirm USB3 card is working.
Posted by JackWebb, on Jun 16, 2016 at 01:46 PM, in Mac News
Are CFCs actually CFLs? If not, please define... 217 Views / 6 Replies  
Are CFCs actually CFLs? If not, please define CFCs. I only know them as Chlorofluorocarbons.
Posted by JackWebb, on Jun 10, 2016 at 03:19 PM, in Mac News
"the gender disparity in tech is shamefully... 170 Views / 1 Replies  
"the gender disparity in tech is shamefully imbalanced across the age spectrum". Who is to be shamed? The females who freely chose other interests? The central planners who didn't produce a more...
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 18, 2016 at 01:09 PM, in Mac News
The french so-called right seems a bit different... 329 Views / 6 Replies  
The french so-called right seems a bit different than the conservatives in the U.S who are split on this issue. There's still a reason the French and American revolutions were very different. At...
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 5, 2016 at 03:57 AM, in Mac News
I'm really enjoying this series. Even after... 151 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm really enjoying this series. Even after reading a few books on computer/Apple/Mac history and besides the fact I was a user through the vast majority of this history, I'm still learning things.
Posted by JackWebb, on Feb 29, 2016 at 04:49 PM, in Mac News
We've had 20 years of warnings about Seagate... 989 Views / 19 Replies  
We've had 20 years of warnings about Seagate drives failing. It's amazing this has been a problem all this time and quality never got fixed. My first two experiences with them were a 2GB and 9GB...
Posted by JackWebb, on Feb 1, 2016 at 02:56 PM, in Mac News
That's good. I wish we could get more people to... 310 Views / 4 Replies  
That's good. I wish we could get more people to do this so I have less chance of accidentally playing their music. And maybe we can get rid of all the promoting while we're at it so I don't have to...
Posted by JackWebb, on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM, in Mac News
I use my Mac professionally, on it 10 hours a... 1,139 Views / 15 Replies  
I use my Mac professionally, on it 10 hours a day. I used to always be chomping to get a new Mac after 2 years and always got there within 3 years. With my current Mac Pro early 2009, I brought it to...
Posted by JackWebb, on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:34 PM, in Mac News
Serious question: Do the students who did the... 1,120 Views / 12 Replies  
Serious question: Do the students who did the work for the original patent get anything for this? If not, did they know their work could be worth so much and did they sign off from receiving anything...
Posted by JackWebb, on Oct 19, 2015 at 06:28 PM, in Mac News
I've always found the true story more compelling... 227 Views / 4 Replies  
I've always found the true story more compelling than the artistic such as with the book Argo vs. the movie, the truth in the book was far more amazing. Movies make vivid pictures for us but they are...
Posted by JackWebb, on Oct 19, 2015 at 06:19 PM, in Mac News
Perhaps a closer comparison can be made to the... 226 Views / 4 Replies  
Perhaps a closer comparison can be made to the Lunar Lander of the same era as Astroids.
Posted by JackWebb, on Sep 22, 2015 at 03:21 PM, in Mac News
Sticking to peripherals it would be the less... 1,080 Views / 16 Replies  
Sticking to peripherals it would be the less expensive GCC laser printer that was not postscript and hooked-up to the back of the Mac II via SCSI. Beginning with System 7, GCC began allowing...
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 26, 2015 at 01:54 PM, in Mac News
Over 12 years ago I was upgrading an OS X Server... 911 Views / 8 Replies  
Over 12 years ago I was upgrading an OS X Server to a new major version. I thought I had tape backups working with Retrospect and as my routine I backed the whole server up to a Firewire drive before...
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 15, 2015 at 03:16 PM, in Mac News
In order to have any list of tracks I like in... 1,641 Views / 18 Replies  
In order to have any list of tracks I like in Apple Music I must turn on iCloud Music. The problem with that is I have hundreds of GB of tracks (mostly historical recordings) that can't be matched at...
Posted by JackWebb, on Jul 28, 2015 at 09:19 AM, in Mac News
I knew the PowerMac 5500 requirement was wrong... 1,131 Views / 10 Replies  
I knew the PowerMac 5500 requirement was wrong b/c I remember running 8.1 on 68K Macs. In fact System 7.5.5 would run on a Macintosh Plus from 1986 or in color on a Mac II from 1987, but I wouldn't...
Posted by JackWebb, on Jun 24, 2015 at 03:50 AM, in Tech News
I agree a tool like this is more for the... 238 Views / 1 Replies  
I agree a tool like this is more for the contributor (10%) and developer (1%) classes of users; not so much the consumers. It records an fps game perfectly at 1920x1200 30fps along with game sound...
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 21, 2015 at 02:39 PM, in Mac News
There used to be a keyboard shortcut for lookup... 254 Views / 4 Replies  
There used to be a keyboard shortcut for lookup selection in Dictionary. Is that gone?
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 20, 2015 at 05:43 PM, in Mac News
I meant 2GB in 1995. 1,137 Views / 11 Replies  
I meant 2GB in 1995.
Posted by JackWebb, on Feb 4, 2015 at 01:13 PM, in Tech News
This completely confirms what I've seen. Every... 1,137 Views / 11 Replies  
This completely confirms what I've seen. Every Seagate I've ever owned no longer works except for a couple I removed before they had a chance. None of my IBM/Hitachi/HGST have ever failed. I've...
Posted by JackWebb, on Feb 4, 2015 at 01:12 PM, in Tech News
I'm actually surprised that the gov and AT&T are... 977 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm actually surprised that the gov and AT&T are not crony partners. AT&T and Comcast compete in my neighborhood and I'm glad for that. Customer service from AT&T has gotten a bit better. Frankly I...
Posted by JackWebb, on Nov 13, 2014 at 03:51 AM, in Tech News
Ideally consumers regulate industry with their... 1,055 Views / 9 Replies  
Ideally consumers regulate industry with their wallets so long as government doesn't go mucking things up by protecting certain crony businesses with their regulations bought and paid for by...
Posted by JackWebb, on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:53 AM, in Tech News
climacs: your first comment is ignorant... 931 Views / 12 Replies  
climacs: your first comment is ignorant demagoguery without any truthful basis. Give it up. Your 2nd comment is somewhat intelligent. The content of executive orders and their respect for...
Posted by JackWebb, on Oct 20, 2014 at 04:47 PM, in Tech News
I agree with you Stuke. I don't think I'd be mad... 1,076 Views / 13 Replies  
I agree with you Stuke. I don't think I'd be mad about it unless it were something obviously offensive/vuglar pushed on me. I removed myself from popular stuff some 30 years ago but don't mind...
Posted by JackWebb, on Oct 15, 2014 at 02:25 AM, in Mac News
Thanks for the info Spheric. Yeah, I guess I knew... 371 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the info Spheric. Yeah, I guess I knew that but my point was more about the emergence of USB type c in general since and reversibility would go well with cellphones et al.
Posted by JackWebb, on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:45 AM, in Tech News
Apart from my music, I have a personal collection... 338 Views / 2 Replies  
Apart from my music, I have a personal collection of 140 GB of mp3s that cannot be found on any streaming service ever. I'm know I'm a microscopic niche. I really appreciated the huge local storage...
Posted by JackWebb, on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM, in Tech News
I'm curious what Europe will do now after their... 371 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm curious what Europe will do now after their standardization on microUSB by law. I'm pretty ignorant and I still guessed it would be replaced by something better like type c reversible.

I also...
Posted by JackWebb, on Sep 22, 2014 at 01:47 PM, in Tech News
Carbon is good but I'm sure Carbon Dioxide is... 204 Views / 2 Replies  
Carbon is good but I'm sure Carbon Dioxide is what is meant. That's also good. I don't think there's enough of it. In the medieval warming period, CO2 levels were about triple what we have today and...
Posted by JackWebb, on Sep 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM, in Mac News
Woz is a likable generous nice guy. 2,142 Views / 15 Replies  
Woz is a likable generous nice guy.
Posted by JackWebb, on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:39 AM, in Mac News
There's a small indictment on the tax rates. Do... 965 Views / 9 Replies  
There's a small indictment on the tax rates. Do they protest that? The job market is only ever hampered by government. $14-$16 is already above that but there are lots of costs to employing. If they...
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 29, 2014 at 01:35 PM, in Mac News
chas_m: You are right. As much as I'd like to see... 404 Views / 4 Replies  
chas_m: You are right. As much as I'd like to see more made here, it's actually better for the U.S. economy as a whole to have China doing this.
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM, in Tech News
I like how Snowden uses the innocent example of a... 278 Views / 5 Replies  
I like how Snowden uses the innocent example of a Russian hospital. He's still in Russia, right?
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 13, 2014 at 03:54 PM, in Tech News
Do we bother accounting for the diversity of... 626 Views / 8 Replies  
Do we bother accounting for the diversity of people's interests and talents? I can try to get my daughter to be a programmer but she hates it. I can try to tell my son to give up programming and go...
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 12, 2014 at 02:55 PM, in Tech News
Spotify is shooting themselves down by the... 159 Views / 1 Replies  
Spotify is shooting themselves down by the elimination of stars and taking an okay app interface and making it horid--more modern but far less information all spread out and dark. Spotify is nearly...
Posted by JackWebb, on Aug 7, 2014 at 02:46 PM, in Tech News
Chances of this version also having a security... 491 Views / 6 Replies  
Chances of this version also having a security flaw: 99.999%
Posted by JackWebb, on Jul 9, 2014 at 03:02 PM, in Tech News
We'd just be transferring control over fairness... 231 Views / 3 Replies  
We'd just be transferring control over fairness from a very loose imperfect input through the voting of our dollars for those who can do that in areas that have competition to almost no control via...
Posted by JackWebb, on May 15, 2014 at 01:06 PM, in Tech News
No one really knows the unintended consequence of... 1,002 Views / 7 Replies  
No one really knows the unintended consequence of regulations like these. Here's one. I believe this will also help strengthen monopoly status of Google since it now becomes more expensive to be in...
Posted by JackWebb, on May 15, 2014 at 11:46 AM, in Tech News
A basic study of economic history throughout the... 943 Views / 8 Replies  
A basic study of economic history throughout the world is all that's needed. If you think the problem is bad, wait till you see the government solution. It always starts with trying to fix a problem...
Posted by JackWebb, on May 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM, in Tech News
For OS X, I'll reserve judgement until I see it.... 879 Views / 6 Replies  
For OS X, I'll reserve judgement until I see it. I fear the trend of more whitespace and less dimension mostly for any functional loss if we don't get to have as much info on the screen so it can...
Posted by JackWebb, on May 1, 2014 at 02:12 PM, in Tech News
Bah! Then what's the point if I have to spend... 231 Views / 2 Replies  
Bah! Then what's the point if I have to spend $100/mo for 100+ channels I don't want and don't want to support. When this becomes a deal where I subscribe to just those channels I want, you have my...
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:32 PM, in Mac News
Where's the beef! Am I showing my age? I can... 218 Views / 2 Replies  
Where's the beef! Am I showing my age? I can remember TV commercials from 30 years ago but I can't remember a single mobile ad. I know they are there. I don't think I've ever read them and if I have...
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:53 PM, in Tech News
In my experience it is difficult to come across... 1,253 Views / 9 Replies  
In my experience it is difficult to come across anyone who can notice the difference between 256 AAC and Lossless, let alone more obvious bit rate differences that I'm actually able to notice. And...
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 11, 2014 at 02:09 PM, in Tech News
I have much better grounds to kick Gore off the... 683 Views / 8 Replies  
I have much better grounds to kick Gore off the Apple board but that's not happening.
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 10, 2014 at 02:59 PM, in Tech News
Unfortunately that shape reminds me of memory... 224 Views / 2 Replies  
Unfortunately that shape reminds me of memory starved freezing routers.
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM, in Tech News
Was this a personal donation or was he using... 322 Views / 3 Replies  
Was this a personal donation or was he using company funds?
Posted by JackWebb, on Apr 3, 2014 at 04:39 PM, in Tech News
MicroUSB only plugs-in one way and I have to look... 1,373 Views / 15 Replies  
MicroUSB only plugs-in one way and I have to look very carefully, remembering which device has it which way, or try both ways, esp. in the dark. MiniUSB was a bit easier to make out. So in order for...
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM, in Tech News
Glad to see Apple is not following the executive... 299 Views / 2 Replies  
Glad to see Apple is not following the executive branches' anti-semitic model.
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM, in Mac News
And the cynical side of me immediately asks... 264 Views / 3 Replies  
And the cynical side of me immediately asks what's in it for the white house that they feel the need to take sides and try to influence this.
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:38 PM, in Tech News
People (companies and their stockholders) make... 1,693 Views / 19 Replies  
People (companies and their stockholders) make profits by serving other people with efficient production, service and acts of goodwill and go out of business when they fail at these... unless they...
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 1, 2014 at 03:08 AM, in Mac News
In the long run the stock will do fine if the... 1,693 Views / 19 Replies  
In the long run the stock will do fine if the fundamentals do fine. Profit is important and without it you get no incentive to produce the things that we find valuable. But again, it's been...
Posted by JackWebb, on Mar 1, 2014 at 01:39 AM, in Mac News
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