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People, do the tiniest amount of research before... 1,662 Views / 15 Replies  
People, do the tiniest amount of research before posting your article. There is precedence for these guys to win...
Posted by giantmike, on Jan 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM, in Mac News
The only workaround I have found for this is to... 8,828 Views / 120 Replies  
The only workaround I have found for this is to move the window to where you want, and resize it a small amount. Eventually, Safari forgets the window placement again, but at least this works for...
Posted by giantmike, on May 17, 2005 at 01:18 PM, in macOS
So you are right, I didn't check the system... 2,942 Views / 51 Replies  
So you are right, I didn't check the system requirements.

However, an Open Firmware Password does not require OS X, it's just a little harder to enable. Check out this link for instructions on how...
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 29, 2004 at 06:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Let's seem him try to get past an open Firmware... 2,942 Views / 51 Replies  
Let's seem him try to get past an open Firmware Password: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120095

:D
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 29, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you use the command key instead of the shift... 514 Views / 5 Replies  
If you use the command key instead of the shift key, you can select individual files (not everything in-between). Holding down the command key and clicking on an already selected file will deselect...
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 27, 2004 at 10:37 AM, in macOS
Did you happen to plug in a USB gamepad or... 1,663 Views / 23 Replies  
Did you happen to plug in a USB gamepad or joystick? If so, unplug it to see if the performance comes back. My dual G5 was only getting a few frames per second with my gravis game pad pro plugged in....
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 17, 2004 at 07:21 PM, in Gaming
I have heard of others having this problem. The... 24,442 Views / 216 Replies  
I have heard of others having this problem. The fix seems to be to reset the Junk Mail filer (from within the preferences) and retrain it.
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 17, 2004 at 07:17 PM, in macOS
Re: Mouse creep! 24,442 Views / 216 Replies  
I bet these two problems are related. If your cursor is moving, then there is probably some USB activity which will keep your display and/or computer from sleeping.

I had this type of problem...
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 16, 2004 at 11:25 AM, in macOS
Re: .3 update problem 24,442 Views / 216 Replies  
My iBook 500 and Dual 2 GHz G5 both slept fine all night last night.
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 16, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in macOS
I had to use it today not long after I installed... 24,442 Views / 216 Replies  
I had to use it today not long after I installed 10.3.3 (the electricians did a horrible job in these dorms, so I lose power about once a week). It worked very well. I have it set to sleep the...
Posted by giantmike, on Mar 15, 2004 at 10:49 PM, in macOS
How about all those older games that were made... 1,559 Views / 39 Replies  
How about all those older games that were made before MacOS X, but have been updated for MacOS X. Many (most) of those need Classic installed so they can be installed, and then updated to MacOS X...
Posted by giantmike, on Oct 30, 2003 at 11:16 PM, in macOS
Every CPU has it's own prefered way of running... 1,330 Views / 9 Replies  
Every CPU has it's own prefered way of running instructions. Some instructions it runs faster than other, and some sets of instructions it runs faster in one order than another. By optimizing the...
Posted by giantmike, on Oct 16, 2003 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thermograph does not work properly with the G5s.... 645 Views / 2 Replies  
Thermograph does not work properly with the G5s. My CPU temperature never changes, even when putting the machine in a 50F environment (sleeping so the CPU is NOT being used) for over an hour....
Posted by giantmike, on Oct 12, 2003 at 09:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
That is not normal. My Dual G5 with 9800 is very... 2,488 Views / 24 Replies  
That is not normal. My Dual G5 with 9800 is very quiet, even when playing Warcraft 3 for two hours (all settings on high).

As for the speakers, I guess this is normal. The sounds play from both...
Posted by giantmike, on Oct 9, 2003 at 01:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I haven't noticed any increase of temperature due... 1,913 Views / 9 Replies  
I haven't noticed any increase of temperature due to my dual G5. Maybe I'm not pushing it enough, or maybe I have better circulation in my room.

If you put your hand behind the back, do you feel...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 30, 2003 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I did't even notice THAT big of a difference... 633 Views / 2 Replies  
I did't even notice THAT big of a difference (except for in reduced mode).
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 30, 2003 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Processor Performace Setting 633 Views / 2 Replies  
I was wondering what effect the Procesor Performance Setting (bus slewing) had on the performance of my G5. So I ran a couple tests to find out.

The reduced setting is very slow (comparitively)....
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 30, 2003 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
There are USB solutions that I hear work well. ... 1,171 Views / 9 Replies  
There are USB solutions that I hear work well.

MyTV: http://www.eskapelabs.com/

EyeTV: http://www.elgato.com/

Televio: http://www.meilenstein.com/
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 29, 2003 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can buy the Radeon 9800 retail, but it... 901 Views / 8 Replies  
You can buy the Radeon 9800 retail, but it doesn't seem they currently offer the 9600 for Mac (other than from Apple). However, in the future, I'm sure you will be able to buy other cards, or maybe...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 29, 2003 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
The watt rating is 450, which is below the 600 W... 7,147 Views / 83 Replies  
The watt rating is 450, which is below the 600 W power supply. However, a 600W power supplpy is not constantly supplying 600 W of power to a computer. There is extra wattage for more hard drives, PCI...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 23, 2003 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the informaiton. Hopefully my 725 can... 7,147 Views / 83 Replies  
Thanks for the informaiton. Hopefully my 725 can handle it. If not, I may get my folks to get a larger unit, and trade them ;)
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 23, 2003 at 07:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hydra, quick question if you may. Are you saying... 7,147 Views / 83 Replies  
Hydra, quick question if you may. Are you saying the APC UPS would shut itself down quickly when running battery, or while you have utility power?

I ask because I recently got a 725 VA UPS, and...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 23, 2003 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
The barefeats numbers are consistantly lower than... 10,235 Views / 80 Replies  
The barefeats numbers are consistantly lower than these: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G5/Dual_g5_9600_9800_tests.html

Maybe it has to do with energy saver settings or something else messing with the...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 23, 2003 at 10:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
The G5 comes with a DVI-> VGA converter. 1,735 Views / 9 Replies  
The G5 comes with a DVI-> VGA converter.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 22, 2003 at 08:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Same thing here. **keeping fingers crossed** 916 Views / 6 Replies  
Same thing here.

**keeping fingers crossed**
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 20, 2003 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Tell him to try holding in the power button on... 687 Views / 2 Replies  
Tell him to try holding in the power button on the computer for 5 seconds. This shuts the machine down, and usually resets it so it can come out of any type of coma.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 18, 2003 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Always check www.ramseeker.com for best pricing... 1,268 Views / 9 Replies  
Always check www.ramseeker.com for best pricing on many Mac models.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 18, 2003 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not so sure about the upgrade market drying... 993 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm not so sure about the upgrade market drying up. These upgrade companies are pretty smart. They were able to find a way to put G3 upgrades in machines using the extra Level 2 cache slot, that is...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 17, 2003 at 08:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Looks like only stock configurations are shipping... 7,025 Views / 58 Replies  
Looks like only stock configurations are shipping (from the reports I have read). Hope they start getting the CTOs out soon.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 16, 2003 at 08:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
CTO = configure to order. Some time ago, Apple... 1,167 Views / 8 Replies  
CTO = configure to order. Some time ago, Apple dropped BTO for CTO. It's the same thing, just a different name.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 15, 2003 at 10:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do not buy heatsinks for your RAM. Even in the PC... 1,059 Views / 5 Replies  
Do not buy heatsinks for your RAM. Even in the PC worls, heatsinks for RAM are basically useless. Save your money and buy more RAM.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 15, 2003 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com)... 850 Views / 7 Replies  
Other World Computing (http://www.macsales.com) has the Radeon 9800 in stock.
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 14, 2003 at 09:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
For a graphical look at what installing in pairs... 1,081 Views / 9 Replies  
For a graphical look at what installing in pairs means: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86414

As for installation, it's very very easy. There should be a section on it in the manual...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 13, 2003 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Cave? Apple was the first computer maker to put... 882 Views / 8 Replies  
Cave? Apple was the first computer maker to put USB 1.0 as a standard port on computers. If it wasn't for Apple, we may not had USB devices today.

As for drivers, Apple normally only makes generic...
Posted by giantmike, on Sep 8, 2003 at 11:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
You will not need to buy new software due to... 43,504 Views / 132 Replies  
You will not need to buy new software due to panther. Panther will have some more 64-bit code, and some G5 optimizations, but it will not be fully 64-bit. In fact, that is the main selling point of...
Posted by giantmike, on Aug 28, 2003 at 09:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Where is the press release? 789 Views / 6 Replies  
Where is the press release?
Posted by giantmike, on Aug 27, 2003 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have ordered a Dual from the education store,... 789 Views / 6 Replies  
I have ordered a Dual from the education store, and the date has not changed. That whole issue is just a rumor.

However, I too have noticed that people ordering now (three weeks after I did), are...
Posted by giantmike, on Aug 27, 2003 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow, I ordered my Dualie on August 7th, through... 3,536 Views / 26 Replies  
Wow, I ordered my Dualie on August 7th, through the Apple Store for Education, and it says on or before 10/20. I can only hope that means they are ahead of schedule.
Posted by giantmike, on Aug 26, 2003 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
My brother and I, with the MacFixIt people, have... 585 Views / 20 Replies  
My brother and I, with the MacFixIt people, have extensivly tested this, and it seems the problem lies within the ATI drivers that come with 9.2.1. You can remove them, and replace them with the...
Posted by giantmike, on Aug 28, 2001 at 10:53 PM, in Gaming
Yeah, you get alot of blurring with LCDs, but... 498 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, you get alot of blurring with LCDs, but they are fine if you ignore that (or get used to it).
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 23, 2001 at 12:28 AM, in Gaming
I like the size of it. A bigger target to hit... 479 Views / 15 Replies  
I like the size of it. A bigger target to hit when quickly waking from sleep, recessed into the computer more than enough to avoid bumping it, and easier to fly across the screen :D
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 23, 2001 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I found the same results prof. This is great, I... 420 Views / 3 Replies  
I found the same results prof. This is great, I can finally let it go to sleep (hard drive and display) while running SETI.
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 22, 2001 at 08:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
way to go vasu! ;) 553 Views / 17 Replies  
way to go vasu! ;)
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 20, 2001 at 09:21 PM, in Applications
Hmmm, that link no longer works. Anyone have an... 553 Views / 17 Replies  
Hmmm, that link no longer works. Anyone have an alternate download link, or are able to post it to a server?
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 18, 2001 at 08:43 PM, in Applications
You think that's bad? Launch AIM, and watch its... 502 Views / 6 Replies  
You think that's bad? Launch AIM, and watch its CPU usage while in the background (normally around 30-60%)
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 18, 2001 at 08:27 PM, in Applications
Both iTunes and DiscBurner do background burning,... 405 Views / 4 Replies  
Both iTunes and DiscBurner do background burning, and it works quite well. BTW, you can stop the burn process at the verifying stage, and nothing bad will happen. Your CD will come out fine, and you...
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 14, 2001 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I wasn't includign the school districts purchase... 400 Views / 5 Replies  
I wasn't includign the school districts purchase though...
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 8, 2001 at 08:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, Apple sold about 115,000 TiBooks in its... 400 Views / 5 Replies  
Well, Apple sold about 115,000 TiBooks in its first 4 months, and the iBook I would alrady guess has gotten 30,000-40,000 orders.
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 8, 2001 at 06:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm thinking it is, cause my CD-RW iBook just... 3,705 Views / 387 Replies  
I'm thinking it is, cause my CD-RW iBook just shipped, 6 days before the 3 week mark (AKA 15 days) :D[/LIST]
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 8, 2001 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I guess I never saw it when ordering, and never... 425 Views / 4 Replies  
I guess I never saw it when ordering, and never went through that far in the order process when looking for it.

However, My iBook did ship today! I ordered 15 days ago to the day (almost to the...
Posted by giantmike, on Jun 8, 2001 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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