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Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,041
Posted By John F
Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school...

Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over 'homophonia' | The Salt Lake Tribune (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236366-90/says-english-homophones-language.html.csp)
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-10-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,041
Posted By John F
With the noted exception of...

With the noted exception of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch (or even its more correct shorter form Llanfairpwll) which outsiders can be forgiven for pronouncing...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,041
Posted By John F
It helps English people distinguish visitors from...

It helps English people distinguish visitors from the U.S. and Canada (since they have a difficult time distinguishing the accents). Canadians are often closer in ancestry and family connections to...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,041
Posted By John F
Present in England for a long time but popuarized...

Present in England for a long time but popuarized in recent years under Australian influence (along with "no worries").
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,041
Posted By John F
Another linguistic horror is the pronunciation of...

Another linguistic horror is the pronunciation of the Dutch painter van Gogh.

The UK-English pronounce him "Van Goff"

In North America he is pronounced "Van Go"

Presumably neither heard a...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-09-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,839
Posted By John F
I don't know how it is with Windows since I don't...

I don't know how it is with Windows since I don't use it any more, but I have Mac and Linux on my home network and quite often they refuse to share folders (not sure which side is refusing). Dropbox...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,041
Posted By John F
The Chaos by G. Nolst Trenite' a.k.a....

The Chaos

by G. Nolst Trenite' a.k.a. "Charivarius" 1870 - 1946


Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,839
Posted By John F
I have a relatively slow Internet connection and...

I have a relatively slow Internet connection and transferring many large files by Dropbox can take a l-o-n-g time. Transferring locally direct works much better.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By John F
Many thanks. I suspected as much and will try...

Many thanks. I suspected as much and will try the alternate boot test. I shouldn't complain, the MacPro has worked very hard over the last five years and an upgrade to the latest technology will...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 08-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By John F
Display Chip Going?

After sitting in "Sleep" mode overnight, my 2009 15" Macbook Pro develops a strange pattern of dropped pixels which often but not always moves around (see pictures). It clears with a restart but may...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 08-01-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,460
Posted By John F
I am using Photoshop Elements on a 2009 Macbook...

I am using Photoshop Elements on a 2009 Macbook Pro with a 500GB SSD and archival storage on an external SSB drive - about 350GB of pictures. It works very well, it is fast and it does just about...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,839
Posted By John F
I think what scares a lot of people away from...

I think what scares a lot of people away from Macs is that they remember how hard it was to learn Windows and think it will be the same.

The lack of games for the Mac is a valuable security...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,839
Posted By John F
A short answer to your question (no, I have not...

A short answer to your question (no, I have not read the whole thread) is that there is no problem whatever moving files from Windows to Mac. A Mac will read a Windows CD or USB drive, or you can...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-29-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,099
Posted By John F
I have a 500GB SSD in my mid 2009 15" MacBook. ...

I have a 500GB SSD in my mid 2009 15" MacBook. The speed increase has been incredible to the point that my iMac with the same processor speed and a conventional HDD is frustratingly slow.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By John F
Not quite the answer to what you asked, but I...

Not quite the answer to what you asked, but I have a Mac Air that I use for travel. Since I do a lot of photography and some video editing, I need a lot more disk space than is provided. I started...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By John F
Thanks. An option to have the path bar at the...

Thanks. An option to have the path bar at the top of the window would sure make it a lot easier to use.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,719
Posted By John F
In case it hasn't already been mentioned, the...

In case it hasn't already been mentioned, the older the Mac (or any computer) the sooner it will be unable to handle the latest software (which mostly also means the latest security). My Mac Mini...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,719
Posted By John F
In case someone hasn't mentioned it already . . ....

In case someone hasn't mentioned it already . . . as Macs age, they become unable to handle the lastest OS upgrade. I also have a Mac Mini that is frozen at Leopard. I run Linux on my old Black...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By John F
I travel between the Canadian West Coast and the...

I travel between the Canadian West Coast and the UK a lot, and while I am happy with my Mac Pro at home (happier since I added a 500GB SSD) I wanted something smaller and lighter for travel. I have...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 05-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By John F
I should add to my previous comment, linux runs...

I should add to my previous comment, linux runs very well on an old Mac that no longer accepts the latest OS X. My old Black Mac laptop does a great job with Ubuntu, and that has given it a whole...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By John F
Network Folder Names

When I open a folder on a computer on my home network, the name of the folder appears at the top of the window but without the name of the computer on which it is located. This means that if I have...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,055
Posted By John F
Actually if you dig a little deeper, people who...

Actually if you dig a little deeper, people who identify themselves as "I'm a Windows man" or "I'm a 100% Windows user" are actually talking about the interface and compare what they see on the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By John F
My older MBP has become the workhorse too,...

My older MBP has become the workhorse too, particularly since the addition of a 500GB SSD has made it FAST. I also use a Mac Mini as a media centre that does security as well and keep it tucked away...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By John F
Living between two continents and little time on...

Living between two continents and little time on the other side for on-line forums (although I do have internet access) means that I do appear and disappear from time to time.

BTW when away, a Mac...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 05-02-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By John F
With apologies. I came to the World of Mac at...

With apologies. I came to the World of Mac at the same time as OSX, so I am inclined to overlook what came before.


John F
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