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Could be worth it if it really does what it... 351 Views / 3 Replies  
Could be worth it if it really does what it claims -- think I'll keep an eye for an independent tests though.
Posted by jreades, on Jan 8, 2015 at 01:15 PM, in Mac News
While there is certainly space for a mapping... 381 Views / 3 Replies  
While there is certainly space for a mapping application that is friendly to beginners who just want to 'make a map' without worrying about the details, I'm not sure that completely ignoring...
Posted by jreades, on Jan 3, 2015 at 09:18 AM, in Mac News
Hoisted by his own petard. Perhaps if you and the... 1,203 Views / 12 Replies  
Hoisted by his own petard. Perhaps if you and the NSA hadn't been so keen to read everything then we might not have demanded that companies start to encrypt everything. I have nothing to hide, but...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 17, 2014 at 05:57 PM, in Tech News
Perhaps it would be helpful if the announcements... 1,256 Views / 9 Replies  
Perhaps it would be helpful if the announcements were a bit briefer and to the point: e.g. "Close your eyes, now many rows forwards or backwards to the exit row? Yeah, thought you didn't pay...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 13, 2014 at 01:59 PM, in Tech News
They're both a bit cr*p -- respecting the letter... 239 Views / 3 Replies  
They're both a bit cr*p -- respecting the letter (just about) but not the spirit of the law. Amazon's statement that they are following Luxembourg law is true, except that they don't actually *do*...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:55 PM, in Tech News
@And.reg: how good are you at predicting what... 1,736 Views / 12 Replies  
@And.reg: how good are you at predicting what you're going to being doing (accurately, not just 'work/home/sleeping') with hourly resolution a week out? And your life is, presumably, something over...
Posted by jreades, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM, in Tech News
Need to compare this to Capture One Pro -- they... 334 Views / 3 Replies  
Need to compare this to Capture One Pro -- they both look like contenders in terms of functionality and I *really* hate Adobe's licensing scheme even if Lightroom is nominally still available without...
Posted by jreades, on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:27 AM, in Mac News
I am, apparently, way too old to understand why... 288 Views / 3 Replies  
I am, apparently, way too old to understand why anyone would want this app.

Yo, because FB pokes[1] are too much effort.

[1] Didn't get those either.
Posted by jreades, on Jun 23, 2014 at 03:21 AM, in Tech News
"... move to chip and signature..." Wait,... 1,671 Views / 9 Replies  
"... move to chip and signature..." Wait, what??? So the least secure part of the system (when was the last time anyone checked a signature or asked for ID) will continue to be used is preference to...
Posted by jreades, on May 9, 2014 at 02:53 AM, in Tech News
Inkling, you obviously don't understand what the... 1,144 Views / 10 Replies  
Inkling, you obviously don't understand what the problem is. No one gives a hoot about the Adobe accounts, because that's not where the problems will show up. The issue is that Adobe screwed up the...
Posted by jreades, on Nov 26, 2013 at 09:13 AM, in Tech News
Have to come down on hayesk's side here: a loss... 1,236 Views / 11 Replies  
Have to come down on hayesk's side here: a loss is not a negative profit, it is a loss.

Profits start at $1 and go up from there. Losses start at -$1 and go down from there (or up if you prefer...
Posted by jreades, on Nov 16, 2013 at 09:50 AM, in Tech News
Good point by reader50 on the possible crypto... 716 Views / 6 Replies  
Good point by reader50 on the possible crypto implications, but if (like me) you basically assume that the NSA can already attack any computer connected to the Interwebs using exploits we've not...
Posted by jreades, on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:43 PM, in Mac News
The list of improvements reads like the list of... 1,116 Views / 10 Replies  
The list of improvements reads like the list of things I was waiting for in early 2002. QXP 3.x *was* a great layout system (further to a previous comment) -- I had it generating business cards for...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 25, 2013 at 03:09 AM, in Mac News
@lkrupp: errr, I just did a quick check of... 1,257 Views / 8 Replies  
@lkrupp: errr, I just did a quick check of several news sites and, strangely, Apple being sued over another patent is not front-page news. Where is it news? MacNN. Is the reason we've not heard about...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 3, 2013 at 04:32 PM, in Tech News
iCloud Keychain? I'm so there. 287 Views / 3 Replies  
iCloud Keychain? I'm so there.
Posted by jreades, on Jun 10, 2013 at 05:10 PM, in Tech News
Looks to me like they're making a wager that most... 1,930 Views / 39 Replies  
Looks to me like they're making a wager that most pros are already using massive external storage (Drobos, etc.) and would be more keen on something that doesn't require its own cart. There are...
Posted by jreades, on Jun 10, 2013 at 05:08 PM, in Tech News
Because... 310 Views / 4 Replies  
Nothing says "We innocents are being persecuted!" like launching the largest ever DDoS attack...
Posted by jreades, on Mar 27, 2013 at 07:18 PM, in Tech News
@The Vicar 591 Views / 6 Replies  
You might want to read up on how artists generally do under streaming schemes before claiming that Apple will be better than the existing model. Given what Apple is offering as a royalty payment...
Posted by jreades, on Mar 8, 2013 at 07:08 AM, in Tech News
Errr.... 407 Views / 2 Replies  
"However, with components made from 18K gold and 5.56 carats of black diamonds, the pricing rationale becomes clearer."

No, it really doesn't.
Posted by jreades, on Mar 7, 2013 at 08:09 AM, in Tech News
The High Court does not make law for the EU as a... 622 Views / 11 Replies  
The High Court does not make law for the EU as a whole, and if you look at the judgement you'll see some telling sections:



In other words, the High Court is applying European Community...
Posted by jreades, on Nov 19, 2012 at 08:23 AM, in Tech News
No, Apple posted materially misleading... 622 Views / 11 Replies  
No, Apple posted materially misleading information relating to a legal decision. The court is well within its rights to take issue with this. You do *not* piss on the courts, no matter how much money...
Posted by jreades, on Nov 12, 2012 at 03:57 AM, in Tech News
That's absurd. First, are you seriously... 622 Views / 11 Replies  
That's absurd. First, are you seriously suggesting that the rulings of the Eastern District of Texas court *promote* entrepreneurialism? Second, business method and user interface patents are an...
Posted by jreades, on Nov 12, 2012 at 03:55 AM, in Tech News
Wait, *he* was to blame for the changes to iCal... 455 Views / 7 Replies  
Wait, *he* was to blame for the changes to iCal and Notes? I really hope that means we're about to get back the versions that worked and didn't look like electronic versions of something I stopped...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 30, 2012 at 08:41 AM, in Tech News
Sigh, I wish I didn't need Java for most of the... 184 Views / 2 Replies  
Sigh, I wish I didn't need Java for most of the scientific research that I do.
Posted by jreades, on Sep 27, 2012 at 07:58 AM, in Mac News
I'm pretty sure that my company wasn't the only... 178 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that my company wasn't the only one involved in doing demographic-led banner advertising prior to the filing date of this patent (1998).

In fact, surely the mere mention of...
Posted by jreades, on Sep 25, 2012 at 07:57 AM, in Tech News
I know *why* Apple thinks it needs to be in maps... 308 Views / 6 Replies  
I know *why* Apple thinks it needs to be in maps -- if all phone owners are using Google maps to find services, then it doesn't matter if Google's Android has 5% or 95% share, they still 'own' the...
Posted by jreades, on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM, in Mac News
I suppose they might have changed the rules about... 257 Views / 7 Replies  
I suppose they might have changed the rules about new sign-ups, but I'd never in a million years have given Facebook my phone number. And if they were going to *insist* on that by checking... never...
Posted by jreades, on Aug 31, 2012 at 03:54 AM, in Tech News
That's a nice idea, but doesn't work so well when... 358 Views / 6 Replies  
That's a nice idea, but doesn't work so well when you need, say, Processing, MATLAB, or many scientific or enterprise-level apps. The particular weakness being exposed here also emphasises the value...
Posted by jreades, on Aug 29, 2012 at 07:37 AM, in Tech News
Ooooh, adaptor gets it working with EF lenses as... 233 Views / 3 Replies  
Ooooh, adaptor gets it working with EF lenses as well. This might be my next camera: one EF-M lens so that I've got something compact to carry around day-to-day, and the adapter to enable it to serve...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM, in Tech News
A few observations: 1. Citibank is an... 7,726 Views / 65 Replies  
A few observations:

1. Citibank is an excellent option for international transfers -- in fact, you can transfer money internationally (between Citibank UK and Citibank US) instantaneously as well,...
Posted by jreades, on Apr 20, 2007 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Would PC firmware work? 13,055 Views / 25 Replies  
Just a thought for the brave/desperate...

Since it's the firmware that needs updating... for people with a PC partition wouldn't it be possible to upgrade the firmware from the PC side instead of...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 23, 2006 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
On Wiping Hard Drives 3,516 Views / 40 Replies  
Just as an aside, this wasn't a dumb question -- I had an IBM ThinkPad from work that had a dead video card. Sent it in for replacement to an IBM-certified dealer and it came back with a wiped hard...
Posted by jreades, on Aug 2, 2006 at 05:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's part of my worry too, although glossy... 28,318 Views / 51 Replies  
That's part of my worry too, although glossy screens are becoming more common, they certainly aren't yet widespread. I guess an external (non-glossy) monitor could cover this issue to some extent. I...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 10, 2006 at 05:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
For Design? 28,318 Views / 51 Replies  
I notice that no-one has talked about design issues with a glossy screen -- I would *expect* that print and web designers would stick to matte, but am kind of curious if that's the case. I have a...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 8, 2006 at 03:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just One Reason To Update... 13,190 Views / 74 Replies  
For me it was all about Spotlight.

After nine years in the tech sector I went back to grad school for urban planning. These days, most research journal articles are available for download as PDFs....
Posted by jreades, on Dec 24, 2005 at 10:43 AM, in macOS
I agree with the people who suggest there's a... 12,783 Views / 103 Replies  
I agree with the people who suggest there's a hardware issue in there somewhere. I'm writing this from a three year old TiBook that is rock solid *except* when hardware issues come into play. May I...
Posted by jreades, on Aug 2, 2005 at 06:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Does anyone partition their drive in this day and... 8,869 Views / 53 Replies  
Does anyone partition their drive in this day and age? Maybe I'm old school or something, but my 60GB laptop drive is in 3 partitions: Home (20GB), Scratch (5GB for PS), and Data (35 GB). My thinking...
Posted by jreades, on May 15, 2005 at 05:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
External DVD +/- RW Recommendations 667 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm looking for recommendations/reviews of external DVD +/- RW burners... however I must confess that my understanding of some of the issues is a little patchy:

1. I believe that there are new...
Posted by jreades, on Sep 13, 2004 at 06:37 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Recovery 1,427 Views / 23 Replies  
The 2GB limit is a product of a 32-bit address space, unless I miss my guess. It's the same as goes for RAM (think G5 64-bit addressing vs. G4 32-bit addressing in memory) and so is not specifically...
Posted by jreades, on Sep 9, 2004 at 11:33 AM, in Applications
Routes and Virtual IPs 482 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to connect across a VPN to a subnet that can only route packets that appear to originate on a specific subnet. So if the destination network is 192.168.1.0/24 and I set up my home network...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 25, 2004 at 10:04 AM, in macOS
Insurance 3,018 Views / 18 Replies  
Since your laptop is now functional I don't really see any reason why insurance would be willing to replace it. And, since you're covered by another set of insurance anyway, it doesn't seem to be...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 21, 2004 at 04:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Battery Saving Tips? 40,009 Views / 290 Replies  
On a two year-old battert from a Ti667 I get:

"Capacity"=3355,"Amperage"=1200,"Current"=3265

Since *most* of the time my TiBook sits around on my desk connected to mains, I've taken to just...
Posted by jreades, on Jul 16, 2004 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ultimately, it's up to you 11,950 Views / 88 Replies  
Apparently, there are a lot of opinionated people in this forum ;) , and in all the back-and-forth it's easy to forget that this is really your decision based on the features you need and want.
...
Posted by jreades, on Jan 25, 2004 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Freezes, Overheating, Logic Boards, Oh My! 1,096 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm wondering if anyone else has seen these symptoms and, if so, what the cause was:

1. On an intermitten basis (say once every three to four weeks) my PB G4 667 will completely lock up -- the...
Posted by jreades, on Jan 7, 2004 at 05:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Top Few 217,957 Views / 557 Replies  
1. Racoon (IPSec VPNs)
2. Konfabulator
3. Apache with mod_php, mod_perl, mod_ssl
Posted by jreades, on Nov 2, 2003 at 07:00 AM, in Applications
Make apple script wait for UNIX process to complete 2,270 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm working on a little script to scp my calendar ICS files to a remote web server when I log in each morning.

Unfortunately, I'm finding the AppleScript syntax a little confusing, so what's below...
Posted by jreades, on Nov 30, 2002 at 10:40 AM, in Developer Center
HELP: digital input has gone dead on SGI Multilink 436 Views / 0 Replies  
I trully have no idea what might have happened... about two days ago, I ceased being able to use my SGI monitor as the second head for my powerbook since the picture is completely gone.

A little...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 11, 2002 at 03:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well that explains that... 1,656 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the clear, to-the-point response, and for saving me a quite a few bucks... ;)

jon
Posted by jreades, on Oct 3, 2002 at 02:04 AM, in Networking
Printing via Bluetooth/Non-DLink Bluetooth cards 1,656 Views / 5 Replies  
Having had no end of problems with other D-Link products, I'm in no rush to spend my money on the only "approved" Bluetooth adapter...

Evidence found here:
...
Posted by jreades, on Oct 2, 2002 at 11:21 AM, in Networking
Lost Device options in Print Center 330 Views / 0 Replies  
I had a lovely SMB printer setup (HP 4050N shared via SMB from a Linux box) that I had configured from the "Advanced" section in the Print Center.

Then today, I discover that not only has the...
Posted by jreades, on Sep 18, 2002 at 05:33 AM, in macOS
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