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Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-25-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,159
Posted By thanxal
Sick of Windows

I went through three Windows machines in the spate of six months, none due to abuse. The fan (or lack thereof) controller didn't kick on properly on both my and my wife's HP laptop and burned out the...
Forum: iPad Hardware and Accessories 03-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,919
Posted By thanxal
I got a glitchy unit as well (64gb 3G AT&T)....

I got a glitchy unit as well (64gb 3G AT&T). Random apps will crash and restart the unit. It got hung twice trying to restart. Restored it (not from backup). Safari and Mail both crashed on first...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-13-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By thanxal
I had a similar concern before upgrading from my...

I had a similar concern before upgrading from my 13" Alum. Macbook to my current 15" MBP. After about three months of carrying around the 15" I find portability not to be a big issue on the 15". I...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-12-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By thanxal
correct, but when allocating space to the Windows...

correct, but when allocating space to the Windows side under Bootcamp, you have to leave free space that cannot be freely allocated back to the Mac side. The impact is far less when using a VM.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-12-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,399
Posted By thanxal
Interesting tool to fix a crunchy trackpad

I just discovered an excellent way of fixing a "crunchy" trackpad on my 15" MBP.

Problem: the left side of my trackpad would have a crunchy feel, almost like a click-and-a-half. took it to my...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By thanxal
I have a 24" iMac 3.06 C2D with 8gb mem and 1tb...

I have a 24" iMac 3.06 C2D with 8gb mem and 1tb hd AND a 15" MBP with Core i7, 8gb mem and 500gb hd.

I run Parallels on the iMac and Oracle Virtual Box on the MBP. I paid for Parallels and VB is...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-24-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By thanxal
What's this thing called "Windows"? I have...

What's this thing called "Windows"?

I have 'em in my house but they're all leaky and let bugs in.
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 10-16-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,539
Posted By thanxal
I am totally geeked about a possible 11.6"...

I am totally geeked about a possible 11.6" Macbook Air. I love my Pro and would take it anytime I needed heavy computing, but for short family trips, conferences and long plane rides, it would be...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 10-11-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,538
Posted By thanxal
I stumbled upon this after looking to maximize...

I stumbled upon this after looking to maximize the layout of Mail on my new 15'MBP with the hi res screen. The letterbox layout was about the only thing I liked about the Groupwise interface provided...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-25-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By thanxal
Just think of it as "death beer".

Just think of it as "death beer".
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-24-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By thanxal
No. The plant was built by Siemens. For complex...

No. The plant was built by Siemens. For complex systems such as this, everything is in English, no matter where it goes. Even ones built in Europe (France, Germany, Poland) are in English. Of course,...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By thanxal
nuclear reactor, hadron collider - either way we...

nuclear reactor, hadron collider - either way we die!!!
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-24-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By thanxal
DING DING DING, we have a winner. cwa107 is...

DING DING DING, we have a winner.
cwa107 is correct. According to my source, this is a screen dump from the Iranian nuclear reactor that was attacked by the Stuxnet worm.

This thing is nasty....
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10,660
Views: 869,379
Posted By thanxal
Under Pressure - Queen + David Bowie

Under Pressure - Queen + David Bowie
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-24-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By thanxal
This is why I don't run Winders, with contest

Take a gander at this
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p300/ella_swings/irannuclear.jpg

343,600 points to anyone who can tell me what the computer Winders crashed was used for (what it was...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-17-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,548
Posted By thanxal
I have both

Granted my 13 inch is the older "Aluminum Macbook" Before they stuck the "Pro" on the end, but it has the upgraded 2.4ghz C2D with 4gb mem and 320gb HD. I just got the 15inch MBP with the i7 and 4gb...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-17-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By thanxal
Welcome to the cult

I switched two years ago, but beware!

After switching, slowly and mysteriously every consumer electronics device in my house and at work has a fruit on it. Router = airport extreme. Mp3 player =...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-17-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By thanxal
This is very odd. I've used Pages for nearly two...

This is very odd. I've used Pages for nearly two years and have to export as doc all the time. The only minor problem I've had is that Word does not handle images in the document well at all. Not...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-10-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,997
Posted By thanxal
1. The cheapest "barebones" i7 option is $2199...

1. The cheapest "barebones" i7 option is $2199 ($1999 educational or refurbished). And to be frank by industry standards there is nothing barebones about it. Barebones gets you a 1440x900 glossy...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 09-10-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,997
Posted By thanxal
I agree with Crimson as well. I just (two days...

I agree with Crimson as well. I just (two days ago) got a new 15' MBP. I opted for the i7 with antiglare and did not pay Apple for either the memory or storage. Here's why:

On an educational...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 08-12-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By thanxal
Tragic Mackpad - Love it

I've had my magic trackpad long enough to get several layers of gestures set up (using Better Touch Tool.app) and then retrained my hand to them (edit: it didn't take that long at all since I have an...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-28-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By thanxal
One advantage to the Pro line. I teach in a...

One advantage to the Pro line. I teach in a semi-darkened lecture theatre and constantly see students either struggling with keyboards or adding USB lights. The Pro line all have backlit keyboards...
Forum: Apple Desktops 07-01-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By thanxal
Not using Apple's Remote. You can play/pause...

Not using Apple's Remote. You can play/pause music, adjust vol, etc. but not shutdown. There are a variety of ways of having a shortcut key on the keyboard do it (Spark.app or control-eject or...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-29-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By thanxal
scorpion by

I've used simple non-Apple wireless keyboards that communicate through a USB stick in both my iMac G4 and Power Mac G4. What WON'T work are newer Apple wireless keyboards, unless you have a Bluetooth...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 06-29-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,945
Posted By thanxal
Uuughhh!

Did anyone see their vaporware iMac clone? Hideous.
I disagree with you

He needs to stay on for as long as it takes.
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