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Aww, aren't you cute, robttwo. (Pats head) ... 439 Views / 6 Replies  
Aww, aren't you cute, robttwo. (Pats head)

You're, what, 25?
Posted by CommonSense, on Mar 17, 2016 at 04:31 PM, in Mac News
I've put 512s in there and they either aren't... 560 Views / 4 Replies  
I've put 512s in there and they either aren't recognized or they show up as 256s. It's incredibly annoying.

It's possible that a firmware upgrade or something could fix this, but even if that...
Posted by CommonSense, on Nov 25, 2003 at 05:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I tried doing just that -- except that I... 559 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I tried doing just that -- except that I popped the drive back in on the ATA bus, since I don't have a FireWire card on my beige G3/300. No dice; it dropped into Open Firmware on boot. When I...
Posted by CommonSense, on Nov 11, 2003 at 06:02 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Cube or Tower 880 Views / 18 Replies  
It's off-topic, yes, but . . . were I to guess, I'd say this signature is satirical. Critical of the "average American's" mentality.

Or maybe that's what you didn't like . . . ?
Posted by CommonSense, on May 26, 2003 at 08:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have two 2.4 GHz phones and it's kind of... 922 Views / 18 Replies  
I have two 2.4 GHz phones and it's kind of annoying, but once you find a channel that isn't used by your phone(s), you're generally OK. I don't typically have any problem talking on the phone while...
Posted by CommonSense, on Mar 17, 2003 at 11:03 PM, in Networking
Suburban NJ (toward the NYC side), with a couple... 1,944 Views / 43 Replies  
Suburban NJ (toward the NYC side), with a couple of week-long trips to Silicon Valley and a week-long Christmas trip to Greensboro, NC. Revision D GigaBook, now about three months old. Not a single...
Posted by CommonSense, on Mar 17, 2003 at 10:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, I could've sworn I just saw this very post... 1,559 Views / 42 Replies  
Wow, I could've sworn I just saw this very post on AppleInsider . . .
Posted by CommonSense, on Feb 20, 2003 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahhh, come ON! It's way out of my price range,... 723 Views / 12 Replies  
Ahhh, come ON! It's way out of my price range, too, but that didn't stop me from buying one!

(Alas, where would I be without my AmEx?)
Posted by CommonSense, on Jan 30, 2003 at 10:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
YEAH! I ordered on 11/18, and it finally... 1,722 Views / 37 Replies  
YEAH!

I ordered on 11/18, and it finally shipped from Taiwan on 12/18, earrrrrly in the morning EST. FedEx made delivery today, here in NJ. A day and a half later, on the other side of the...
Posted by CommonSense, on Dec 20, 2002 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Keep using and don't worry about it. Why? ... 1,422 Views / 13 Replies  
Keep using and don't worry about it. Why?

(a) If your neighbor is a clued person and knows how to properly set up a base station, he/she obviously left the access point open deliberately in the...
Posted by CommonSense, on Dec 16, 2002 at 11:34 PM, in Networking
Ordered on 11/18 (student developer), and it's... 1,722 Views / 37 Replies  
Ordered on 11/18 (student developer), and it's still in "Being Assembled" stage.

Man, they really penalize you for getting a deal on the machine, don't they? :(
Posted by CommonSense, on Dec 16, 2002 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine November 18. Still in the "Being... 1,756 Views / 49 Replies  
Ordered mine November 18. Still in the "Being Assembled" stage.

(sigh)

But it was a little over $600 less than the retail price, so I guess I'll live. And my Pismo and MDD dual 867 will hold...
Posted by CommonSense, on Dec 4, 2002 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ordered mine on the 18th (Monday). It went from... 727 Views / 8 Replies  
Ordered mine on the 18th (Monday). It went from "Being Reviewed" to "Being Assembled" early yesterday (Thursday). The long, agonizing wait continues.
Posted by CommonSense, on Nov 22, 2002 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Money's tight. What hardware should I buy/sell? 372 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm in a bit of a situation here. I'm an Apple Consultants Network member, at the Premier level, and that means I've been tested on, and know, OS X Server -- or, more accurately, I can cram at the...
Posted by CommonSense, on Nov 14, 2002 at 08:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excuse me, but doesn't Adobe owe its existence to... 1,728 Views / 18 Replies  
Excuse me, but doesn't Adobe owe its existence to Apple? If there were no Mac for them to have their early success on, would they have even been around enough to start Windows versions of their...
Posted by CommonSense, on Nov 1, 2002 at 12:31 AM, in Applications
Wow. I was thinking about going for this... 494 Views / 6 Replies  
Wow.

I was thinking about going for this trade . . .

Then I saw what's been done to the poor TiBook (HTTP://HOMEPAGE.MAC.COM/ALASARACINA).

Wasn't it some movie from before my time where some...
Posted by CommonSense, on Oct 23, 2002 at 11:08 PM, in Marketplace
Am I the only one that thinks this is... 2,614 Views / 30 Replies  
Am I the only one that thinks this is RIDICULOUSLY, ASS-KICKINGLY cool?

I mean, jeez, most of you guys are just so . . . "blah" about it.

Hrmph.
Posted by CommonSense, on Oct 22, 2002 at 11:13 PM, in macOS
I have OOL, and it's probably the best cable... 582 Views / 8 Replies  
I have OOL, and it's probably the best cable provider in the country. I don't much care for the Tri-State area as a whole, but this is one of the painfully few things that makes it bearable for me....
Posted by CommonSense, on Oct 22, 2002 at 10:41 PM, in Networking
Re: Get the Hip-Hop community to use macs? 614 Views / 14 Replies  
You don't say. :rolleyes:

I kind of gave up on hip hop around 1996-97, when I decided the commercialization had reached a point of no return. But I was a huge fan (mainly of the lesser known...
Posted by CommonSense, on Oct 17, 2002 at 12:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
PowerPC 970 17,742 Views / 392 Replies  
We have a name (PowerPC 970), confirmation that it's one core instead of two, and an initial processor speed (1.8 Ghz). This Forbes article pretty much SAYS it's Apple's next chip:

The Forbes...
Posted by CommonSense, on Oct 13, 2002 at 05:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
The FCC does not "regulate" the use of profanity... 910 Views / 27 Replies  
The FCC does not "regulate" the use of profanity on radio or TV. The industry basically self-regulates, and the FCC only steps in if someone in the community files a formal complaint with the FCC. ...
Posted by CommonSense, on Sep 26, 2002 at 12:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Except that that stuff on the floor is a black... 1,251 Views / 11 Replies  
Except that that stuff on the floor is a black wrapping of some kind, whereas this box is made of actual black-painted wood (or whatever material it is).

That said, I still agree that it's...
Posted by CommonSense, on Sep 9, 2002 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ugh. I've got the LG, too. Mine can be nosy and... 569 Views / 7 Replies  
Ugh. I've got the LG, too. Mine can be nosy and vibrate a lot at times, too.

I do have APP, though, so . . . what do I do? Is it just a matter of calling or going by an Apple Store, telling...
Posted by CommonSense, on Sep 1, 2002 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the anti-aliasing in 10.2 is better with... 706 Views / 12 Replies  
I think the anti-aliasing in 10.2 is better with millions than it is with thousands. Since I upgraded to Jaguar, I'm finding my Pismo 400 to generally be crisper and more pleasant to look at than...
Posted by CommonSense, on Sep 1, 2002 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this is tied to the upcoming V.92... 992 Views / 11 Replies  
I think this is tied to the upcoming V.92 standard. The new towers may include new V.92-based modems; older V.90 modems are flash-upgradeable to V.92. In theory, anyway.
Posted by CommonSense, on Sep 1, 2002 at 12:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
This, combined with the general tone of this... 1,214 Views / 49 Replies  
This, combined with the general tone of this thread (hell, the title -- calling this "ridiculous" and "trigger-happy") is really giving me an interesting insight into the way whites think. (Yeah, I...
Posted by CommonSense, on Aug 29, 2002 at 09:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I didn't always absolutely despise O&A. Hell, I... 646 Views / 17 Replies  
I didn't always absolutely despise O&A. Hell, I say with some shame that for a few months in 2000 (pre-syndication), I kind of liked them. I could do without the Guido callers and the general...
Posted by CommonSense, on Aug 25, 2002 at 12:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
About the RAM issue: Lies, all lies. (At least... 1,333 Views / 19 Replies  
About the RAM issue: Lies, all lies. (At least in my experience.) The 512 MB module I put in a couple of weeks ago, while still under 10.1.5, was recognized just fine in 10.1.5 and continues to be...
Posted by CommonSense, on Aug 20, 2002 at 10:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, I can only speak for the ACTC training. ... 283 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, I can only speak for the ACTC training. Having been unemployed for nearly a year, I really wasn't in a position to pay the obscene fees required for the classes. I'm a member of the Apple...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 22, 2002 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I just found something else. Go to any... 472 Views / 18 Replies  
I just found something else.

Go to any iTools/.mac home page created relatively recently, and look at the bottom.

They're replaced the old iTools button (which they put on everyone's home page)...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 17, 2002 at 01:17 AM, in macOS
WHOAH. I just popped in "www.mac.com" in... 472 Views / 18 Replies  
WHOAH.

I just popped in "www.mac.com" in OmniWeb, and I got this error:

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1"...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 17, 2002 at 01:11 AM, in macOS
I tend to believe this. I actually heard this... 527 Views / 34 Replies  
I tend to believe this. I actually heard this rumor about three or four months ago (forgot where, but I believe it was a fairly reliable source), then it just sort of faded away. But I think it's...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 13, 2002 at 12:27 AM, in macOS
Jerseyites: ANOTHER new Apple store is coming! 327 Views / 2 Replies  
Haven't heard about it in the rumor mill, nor seen it on the Jobs pages of Apple's own website, but . . . it looks like they're going to open an Apple Store at Menlo Park Mall in Edison.

I say...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 8, 2002 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Target Practice: Thank you for clearing this up.... 608 Views / 34 Replies  
Target Practice: Thank you for clearing this up. I have no idea how many jobs I've applied to by e-mail, only to attach a resume they can't read. It wasn't until two or so months into my switch to...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 8, 2002 at 10:53 PM, in Applications
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 447 Views / 4 Replies  
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Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 1, 2002 at 08:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The MacCSE isn't entirely worthless. (Of course,... 553 Views / 11 Replies  
The MacCSE isn't entirely worthless. (Of course, maybe I'm trying to justify having spent the $99 for it myself.) It's three certifications in one, and yes, I know it's not recognized by Apple. ...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 1, 2002 at 07:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 418 Views / 6 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>They...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 1, 2002 at 07:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hrm. The sounds .sit has been pulled now. ... 934 Views / 60 Replies  
Hrm. The sounds .sit has been pulled now. Somebody want to be really nice and send it to me at webmaster@thePublicInternet.org? I can then put it somewhere for download. :)
Posted by CommonSense, on Jul 1, 2002 at 07:38 PM, in macOS
Funny, I decided to try this last night myself,... 422 Views / 3 Replies  
Funny, I decided to try this last night myself, since MacStumbler came out recently. I thought I *would* be the only person in my condo complex with WiFi -- I sort of snobbily assumed everyone else...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 25, 2002 at 10:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 685 Views / 30 Replies  
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<strong>...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 17, 2002 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 475 Views / 11 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by starman:
<strong>I just...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 17, 2002 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 1,086 Views / 8 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by ChrisF:
<strong>This is...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 17, 2002 at 12:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I got my Cube as a store display at the... 501 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, I got my Cube as a store display at the Apple Store. Didn't even know that this thing was included with Cubes until I read about it somewhere. So I called up the store and told them I bought...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 17, 2002 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is getting so old. Everyone in every city... 685 Views / 30 Replies  
This is getting so old. Everyone in every city that doesn't have an Apple store yet -- the key word being YET -- loves to scream and bitch about not having one, as if it means all the Apple stores...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 15, 2002 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was on the fence on whether to go -- I... 475 Views / 11 Replies  
I was on the fence on whether to go -- I interviewed for a Mac Genius gig there, and got all the way to final interview, then was passed on because they said it came down to not having any actual...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 12, 2002 at 11:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I might chime in here . . . there's another... 1,267 Views / 56 Replies  
If I might chime in here . . . there's another solid reason that you, as a "hardcore Mac user," should stay away from Dell: The dumb-ass CEO. I think we're all familiar with that moron's stupid...
Posted by CommonSense, on Jun 10, 2002 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mac OS X: Our systemwide crashes look better... 539 Views / 33 Replies  
Mac OS X: Our systemwide crashes look better than the other guys' desktops. :)

Wow . . . never thought I'd have a reason to hope for a kernel panic, but now I do!
Posted by CommonSense, on May 20, 2002 at 12:58 AM, in macOS
Now, no. In 10.2, yes. 282 Views / 1 Replies  
Now, no.

In 10.2, yes.
Posted by CommonSense, on May 10, 2002 at 01:20 PM, in macOS
I was a Eudora user since 1996, then switched to... 468 Views / 16 Replies  
I was a Eudora user since 1996, then switched to Mail a couple of months ago, finally. I'm not TOO much of a power user when it comes to e-mail, but I do have lots of different accounts, which...
Posted by CommonSense, on May 5, 2002 at 04:02 PM, in Applications
Created 100% on Mac OS X (Photoshop 7 and... 1,134 Views / 91 Replies  
Created 100% on Mac OS X (Photoshop 7 and BBEdit), though currently hosted on FreeBSD (but hey, that's OS X's cousin). It's even got an OS X window!
http://www.thePublicInternet.org

The...
Posted by CommonSense, on May 3, 2002 at 12:01 AM, in macOS
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