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MARINEOSX
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Apr 7, 2007, 05:52 PM
 
I just thought there might be those out there wondering what OS X can do with Apples hardware so here is something i am working on now that I got my Apple TV. I had all of my movies backed up as .avi files and now i need them as quicktime movies and so i am using Quictime Pro to convert them into .mov files while i am postine this. Look at all of those movies. I am doing all of those posting this and watching a home movie on 17" MBP.

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Apr 7, 2007, 09:51 PM
 
Of course, encoding all those videos is going to take much more time than it would have if you'd just done one or two individually, but it's nice that the system doesn't grind to a complete halt in the process.
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Apr 7, 2007, 10:54 PM
 
You got all those movies legally right? I can tell that Doom isn't...
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Apr 8, 2007, 12:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Velocity211 View Post
You got all those movies legally right? I can tell that Doom isn't...
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Apr 8, 2007, 12:50 AM
 
I was just kidding, if you didn't get my joke.
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Apr 8, 2007, 03:43 PM
 
Just FYI, the plural of Mac is "Macs". Mac's = Mac is.
     
MARINEOSX  (op)
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Apr 9, 2007, 02:04 PM
 
no they are legal but i was in iraq for a year and there were a bunch of poeple that had movies from the locals and they are legal as well as the copyright does not apply there. but the quality is trash so when the movie came to the px i purchased it and ripped it but had to tell between the 2 because for those that had not seen it we would trade the hodgy version not the copyright version that i payed for. LOL I am sure you understand. LMAO. Oh and Macs Mac's I really dont care and i am sure that people understand what i men even an english major like you besson a little off subject but why post something that does not help the situation if you dont have something important to add shut up ahh that pisses me off lmao.
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Apr 9, 2007, 03:27 PM
 
Can you cite a reference for why copyright law (either the Iraqi copyright law or US copyright law) doesn't apply in Iraq?
     
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Apr 9, 2007, 04:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by MARINEOSX View Post
no they are legal but i was in iraq for a year and there were a bunch of poeple that had movies from the locals and they are legal as well as the copyright does not apply there. but the quality is trash so when the movie came to the px i purchased it and ripped it but had to tell between the 2 because for those that had not seen it we would trade the hodgy version not the copyright version that i payed for. LOL I am sure you understand. LMAO. Oh and Macs Mac's I really dont care and i am sure that people understand what i men even an english major like you besson a little off subject but why post something that does not help the situation if you dont have something important to add shut up ahh that pisses me off lmao.
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Apr 12, 2007, 01:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Just FYI, the plural of Mac is "Macs". Mac's = Mac is.
Mac' is surely an abbreviation of Macintosh though? Ergo... Mac's as an abbreviated way of explaining that he loves all Macintosh computers is still correct?

It's much more annoying when people confuse Mac (computer) with MAC (cosmetic company or Media Access Control address?).

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Apr 12, 2007, 01:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by MARINEOSX View Post
no they are legal but i was in iraq for a year and there…
Well if you're back in the good old USA, and you still have them, or any trace of them, then they aren't legal (even if it’s true that there is no copyright/IP protection law in IRAQ).

Don’t the music/film/software industries run campaigns saying that money spent on pirated DVDs/CDs/etc ends up in the pockets of criminal enterprises? Does anyone doubt that is true?

So, doesn’t that indicate that you’re going out there, fighting the good fight, and funding the people that you’re fighting against!? The criminal enterprises/terrorists/insurgents/freedom fighters of Iraq?

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Apr 12, 2007, 03:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by fire3500 View Post
Mac' is surely an abbreviation of Macintosh though? Ergo... Mac's as an abbreviated way of explaining that he loves all Macintosh computers is still correct?
No. You don't add apostrophes to the end of abbreviations in English.
"Mac's" is the possessive; use it when referring to things that your Mac has (e.g. "My Mac's hard drive" or "Her Mac's fans").
     
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Apr 12, 2007, 09:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
No. You don't add apostrophes to the end of abbreviations in English.
Erm, in *English* you add apostrophes wherever there’s a letter missing: it’s, they’re, isn’t, rock ’n’ roll, can’t…
     
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Apr 12, 2007, 09:19 PM
 
To get this thread back on track... that is impressive! What are vitals on your macbook pro?
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Apr 12, 2007, 09:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Clive View Post
Erm, in *English* you add apostrophes wherever there’s a letter missing: it’s, they’re, isn’t, rock ’n’ roll, can’t…
Only if the missing letters are in the middle of the abbreviation.

Mac only cuts off the end.
     
   
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