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Re: Re: "Hate Crime" Hypocrites 1,669 Views / 69 Replies  
Yeah, I suppose that a gay man molesting a choirboy is OK? Now that I think about it, a man molesting a choirboy is a homosexual - or at least bisexual.

And to clear up your obvious deception,...
Posted by absmiths, on Nov 3, 2004 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Zimp was not saying that all humans hate. The... 1,669 Views / 69 Replies  
Zimp was not saying that all humans hate. The association from religion to hate was made earlier and Zimp was obviously saying that hatred doesn't come from religion - it comes from humans who...
Posted by absmiths, on Nov 3, 2004 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think he was saying that tongue-in-cheek,... 1,669 Views / 69 Replies  
I don't think he was saying that tongue-in-cheek, as in "prepare to meet your maker". He was asking her to put her life on the line and affirm her faith at gunpoint. Yes, the entire rampage was not...
Posted by absmiths, on Nov 3, 2004 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If that applies to President Bush - which it... 579 Views / 7 Replies  
If that applies to President Bush - which it doesn't - then it applies in spades to Mr. William "The Cigar" Clinton and Al "The Dufus" Gore.
Posted by absmiths, on Nov 3, 2004 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's really too bad. Mr. Keyes is an... 579 Views / 7 Replies  
That's really too bad. Mr. Keyes is an exceptional man. I have heard him speak before and was very impressed. He is extremely conservative - and being 'religious' is certainly the flavor of the...
Posted by absmiths, on Nov 3, 2004 at 05:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is funny: "Kryeziu said the CherryOS... 16,496 Views / 146 Replies  
This is funny:

"Kryeziu said the CherryOS site was often unresponsive because of attacks from crackers and traffic. The site was unavailable most of Thursday because a cracker changed...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 21, 2004 at 02:50 PM, in macOS
Yeah, I worked at a Radio Shack were one of the... 16,496 Views / 146 Replies  
Yeah, I worked at a Radio Shack were one of the employees (not me) was writing down credit card numbers as people bought stuff, then purchasing things later. Very stupid, and not overly secure.
...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 14, 2004 at 11:38 PM, in macOS
Is this on Mac OS X? I am pretty sure that... 478 Views / 4 Replies  
Is this on Mac OS X? I am pretty sure that Sawtooth machines supported 9 and X.

Some programs used main memory instead of the allocated zone, so allocating larger and larger chunks would actually...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 14, 2004 at 12:28 PM, in Applications
I have often wondered about this. In many cases... 16,496 Views / 146 Replies  
I have often wondered about this. In many cases the agreement is never actually accepted by the customer (friend, relative or technician installs software, clicks ACCEPT), or includes ridiculous...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 14, 2004 at 12:24 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Warning: disk full corrupted catalog structure and thus the whole disk 1,159 Views / 24 Replies  
That doesn't make much sense if it is true. The file catalog normally resides on the disk, so room doesn't have to be "made" to write it at system shutdown (or failure). The disk getting 100% full...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 8, 2004 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
You do have a high-speed connection (is 500 K/s... 2,385 Views / 12 Replies  
You do have a high-speed connection (is 500 K/s not fast enough?) and you should be considerate to other users in the building. If everyone in your dorm did this (or even 1/5th of them) you wouldn't...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 5, 2004 at 03:02 PM, in macOS
I have two questions: 1 - So, previous VPC... 2,177 Views / 27 Replies  
I have two questions:

1 - So, previous VPC disks are "unsupported"? That's crap if it's true.

2 - Did you notice any difference between VPC 6 and 7? Is it worth purchasing, or is it yet...
Posted by absmiths, on Oct 4, 2004 at 12:03 PM, in Applications
Is this feature new? I last tried this with iCal... 763 Views / 8 Replies  
Is this feature new? I last tried this with iCal over a year ago, and I looked everywhere for a way to prioritize. It is good to know it is there, though.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 30, 2004 at 03:27 PM, in Applications
The sucky thing about iCal ToDO items is that you... 763 Views / 8 Replies  
The sucky thing about iCal ToDO items is that you can't prioritize them or really put them into any order. They always show up alphabetically - which seems ridiculous at best.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 29, 2004 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
Poll: According to Parky, that's because they haven't... 1,537 Views / 45 Replies  
According to Parky, that's because they haven't gotten to 10.8 yet.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 29, 2004 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
I still say "nay", but just for fun. Being a... 2,730 Views / 44 Replies  
I still say "nay", but just for fun. Being a yaysayer just isn't my thing.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 29, 2004 at 11:55 AM, in macOS
Is anybody else NOT able to download this thing? ... 39,219 Views / 520 Replies  
Is anybody else NOT able to download this thing? I can't get it from their site or version tracker.:confused:
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 23, 2004 at 11:59 PM, in Applications
When I first saw that, I thought "What's he on?" ... 621 Views / 7 Replies  
When I first saw that, I thought "What's he on?" But then I realized it was Data from Star Trek, and had to laugh uncontrollably.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 23, 2004 at 01:43 PM, in macOS
Maybe Indiana Jones can help. After all, he... 621 Views / 7 Replies  
Maybe Indiana Jones can help. After all, he found the lost Ark, maybe the lost Data won't be too hard.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 23, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in macOS
Yeah, that's Digidesign. Digitech made (makes?)... 654 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah, that's Digidesign. Digitech made (makes?) effects racks.

I checked my settings in Audio Midi setup, and it says 44.1/ 2 - Channel 32 bit. Is this right? I can't change it if it isn't.
...
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 10, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This seems ridiculous. How hard can it be to... 2,654 Views / 25 Replies  
This seems ridiculous. How hard can it be to have the new data ready to go before the previous song ends?

Anyway, it will change. Apple is just dragging it's butt.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 9, 2004 at 10:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Digidesign M-Box 654 Views / 3 Replies  
Does anyone else have problems with the M-Box as an input into GarageBand? I have followed all of Apple's and Digitech's advice and it still fails. The record operation seems fine, but then when I...
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 7, 2004 at 11:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The only thing I ever renice is Virtual PC - and... 625 Views / 6 Replies  
The only thing I ever renice is Virtual PC - and get this - I do it to LOWER it's scheduling priority (raise it's nice level to 10 to be precise). I do this because VPC frequently sucks up so much...
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 3, 2004 at 04:09 PM, in Applications
Oops. 3,810 Views / 57 Replies  
Oops.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 3, 2004 at 04:01 PM, in Applications
Deriving requirements and making architectural... 3,810 Views / 57 Replies  
Deriving requirements and making architectural claims based on a screenshot is speculation, which is fine, but don't act like it is authoritative coming from you but babble from someone else.
...
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 3, 2004 at 04:00 PM, in Applications
A stopwatch works well too. If you need to... 2,023 Views / 42 Replies  
A stopwatch works well too. If you need to download a file, you know two very relevant pieces of information: The file size and how long the download took. Record this same data for the VPC...
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 3, 2004 at 03:52 PM, in macOS
Poll: For those SpyMac enthusiasts - why is it so... 3,728 Views / 50 Replies  
For those SpyMac enthusiasts - why is it so friggin' slow? The HTTP server must get about 1K/s throughput, when it does connect (today). Is that typical?
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 2, 2004 at 02:13 PM, in macOS
Considering this thread is all speculation, I... 3,810 Views / 57 Replies  
Considering this thread is all speculation, I would say that sentiment applies to all posts.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 1, 2004 at 02:38 PM, in Applications
It also doesn't support Indeo 3 and 5, but those... 16,978 Views / 24 Replies  
It also doesn't support Indeo 3 and 5, but those are pretty old. I usually have to use QT in Classic for that crap.
Posted by absmiths, on Sep 1, 2004 at 01:08 PM, in macOS
You really thought Apple would release a new cube... 19,836 Views / 272 Replies  
You really thought Apple would release a new cube product after the fiasco of the last one?
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 31, 2004 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: No. Another "Is .Mac worth it" poll is not worth... 3,728 Views / 50 Replies  
No. Another "Is .Mac worth it" poll is not worth it.
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 31, 2004 at 03:09 PM, in macOS
I figured this one out with the man page. The s... 11,823 Views / 2 Replies  
I figured this one out with the man page. The s is the setuid bit for that group (either owner or group, but not world I think).

Anyway, you set it by adding 4000 to the permission for owner...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 30, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in macOS
What does this permission mean rwsr-sr-x? 11,823 Views / 2 Replies  
What are the s's? Is that setuid root? If so, how do I remove or re-add it?
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 30, 2004 at 03:31 PM, in macOS
Temporarily disable Rendezvous 568 Views / 3 Replies  
Is this possible? Do I have to have something like LittleSnitch to do it? I thought I remembered a system preferences control panel with that feature but that may have only been for iChat or...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 30, 2004 at 03:25 PM, in macOS
Little Snitch rules 838 Views / 1 Replies  
Does the order matter with the Little Snitch rules? In other words, if I have a ruleset like this:

tcp allow any 10.1.1.5
Application deny TextEdit

Will the first entry allow TextEdit to...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 28, 2004 at 10:00 AM, in Applications
TechTool Pro 4.0.3 504 Views / 0 Replies  
Is anyone else having trouble with the idiotic NetCheck in TechTool Pro 4 since the .0.3 update? I updated it yesterday and ever since my computers are constantly complaining that other computers...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 28, 2004 at 09:50 AM, in Applications
I guess the big question is, "Who is paying for... 1,306 Views / 29 Replies  
I guess the big question is, "Who is paying for the college?" If I gave my daughter an ultimatum that she had to leave her laptop at home and bring her grades up and she was unwilling to do so then...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 20, 2004 at 02:30 PM, in macOS
Is AIFF always lossless, or are there variants... 789 Views / 6 Replies  
Is AIFF always lossless, or are there variants which are "lossy"?

Is there any reason to prefer AIFF over ALE other than the proprietary format?
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 20, 2004 at 02:23 PM, in Applications
That is ancient Mac terminology for "make sure... 838 Views / 13 Replies  
That is ancient Mac terminology for "make sure the OS recognizes it as the system folder." Just naming it System Folder isn't good enough sometimes. You will know it is blessed if the folder icon...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 9, 2004 at 10:14 AM, in macOS
Re: Invisible files after using Clients Network? 460 Views / 3 Replies  
Just delete it and don't look back.

Did you (or your client) mount your drive on one of the client's machines? It may have performed a scan at that time.

I don't know of any software that...
Posted by absmiths, on Aug 6, 2004 at 03:57 PM, in macOS
I just reread this and it's funny how much it... 443 Views / 1 Replies  
I just reread this and it's funny how much it sounds like homework!:D

Anyway, my problem was that I didn't know how to make a loop run along a sequence of numbers, rather than iterating over files...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 23, 2004 at 12:45 PM, in macOS
A low-end laptop for $200? Not likely. VPC... 1,480 Views / 21 Replies  
A low-end laptop for $200? Not likely.

VPC can do anything you want - it is all a matter of how patient YOU are when you work with it. I used to test I.E. 6 pages with all sorts of crap on them...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 23, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
Script to generate changelists 443 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a command I can run 'p4 describe @#' which will give me a dump like this:


Changelist # by brad

Affected Files:

//whatever.java
...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 22, 2004 at 04:26 PM, in macOS
Why in the world would they have disabled that... 1,251 Views / 35 Replies  
Why in the world would they have disabled that feature? The hardest part was making it work - which they did - then they kill it? What were they smoking?
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 22, 2004 at 04:04 PM, in Applications
I have noticed that there are MANY times when the... 1,650 Views / 28 Replies  
I have noticed that there are MANY times when the computer is too hosed to restart. Sometimes a fullscreen app will absorb all user input, and the CPU is so busy I can't get in through the network -...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 22, 2004 at 01:25 PM, in macOS
I would say no. :stick: The emulator can... 1,251 Views / 35 Replies  
I would say no. :stick:

The emulator can RUN them, but they can't really be played. :stick: :stick:

If you really need some good games, buy a Playstation, Game Cube, X-Box (no) or some other...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 19, 2004 at 11:06 AM, in Applications
MPEG2Works doesn't seem to be available anymore,... 1,129 Views / 6 Replies  
MPEG2Works doesn't seem to be available anymore, so I demuxed the video with bbdemux, then had to import the video into iMovie :eek: and the audio into iTunes :eek: :eek: and rename the audio track...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 17, 2004 at 11:32 AM, in Applications
Here is more off-topic stuff. The whole concept... 1,185 Views / 17 Replies  
Here is more off-topic stuff. The whole concept of formatting a drive or partitioning a disk and creating filesystems is one of those things which doesn't translate well to the casual user. ...
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 16, 2004 at 01:20 PM, in macOS
Maybe that is to prevent inline javascript. That... 61,460 Views / 937 Replies  
Maybe that is to prevent inline javascript. That might enable a poster to post code which would automatically execute. :confused:
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 16, 2004 at 01:13 PM, in Applications
I will try that. Is 'muxing' where the streams... 1,129 Views / 6 Replies  
I will try that. Is 'muxing' where the streams are interleaved?
Posted by absmiths, on Jul 15, 2004 at 01:28 PM, in Applications
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