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  • mrwombat
    Sep 19, 08:43 AM
    As a fomer Mac user, who had Macs from 1987 through about 1997, and did most of my graduate school work on a Quadra in that period, I am looking forward to returning to the fold. For a variety of personal and professional reasons I need and will continue to need a high-end gaming rig, meaning a Windows box, but for my academic work I really want to switch to a Mac Book Pro to replace my aging Compaq laptop that I use as my primary office machine. I want a machine I can carry about, that is easy to use, and that will be more useful for me in doing classroom presentations, working with some video and audio stuff (again for presentations). So a MBP seems ideal.

    But I'm also a computer fan, reasonably knowledgeable, and reasonably savvy. I've built machines before, routinely do hardware and software tweaking and upgrading, and have had multiple computers of various sorts since my first back in early 1983. That's the main reason the delay in getting the new MBPs out is frustrating. I don't need a 64bit processor right now. I don't need the extra 20% or whatever it is performance boost. But I also don't want to drop $2500 on a notebook that is neither leading-edge nor a price-performance leader within it's own market segment.

    In buying PCs, I usually buy a step below the best, because the price performance ratio is very good. Until Apple upgrades the MBPs, I can't do that, as there is only, um, one choice really. I also can't get the latest and greatest, C2D, either. So while the current Yonah MBP is 100% fine for my needs, I'm reluctant to drop a wad of cash on it when I know that is will either be 1) superceded by a newer model I'd buy for the same price, or 2) reduced in price to help clear out the old stock. Either of those options would work for me at this time, but neither is available.

    Part of buying something like a Mac is the satisfaction one gets from buying a well-engineered piece of gear that works and looks and feels like a sophisticated work of technology. The current MBPs lose a lot of that when you know you're buying something that is in the last days of its product life cycle, even if you also know it doesn't make any difference in day to day usability.

    Luckily, my old machine is working fine, so I can wait, but still, bah....




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  • M87
    Mar 26, 01:54 PM
    Mt. Fuji. A hat tip to Japan.

    The use of the Mt. Fuji desktop picture in Lion actually pre-dates the disaster in Japan. Just a very cool coincidence.




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  • bassfingers
    Apr 27, 01:49 PM
    Who would think I'd support Bush? He's not conservative enough for me, and his administration spent to much.

    How much did government intervene in business affairs during the Roaring 20's? The government has already failed to do what it should do: It should promote the common good. I find it hard to believe that the U.S. Government had this country's best interests at heart when I hear Mrs. Pelosi say that to find out what's in Obamacare, you need to pass it.

    I know a lot about alcoholism and codependence because my mother is a nurse who specialized in treating alcoholics and other drug addicts and in counseling them. You don't help an alcoholic by protecting him from the consequences of his actions. The protection can help him make even bigger mistakes. I've seen that happen in many families I know of that include alcoholics. I also know about entitled welfare recipients who abuse social programs by demanding too much from social programs, by getting it, and by defrauding them. I saw the entitlement firsthand when a relative of mine was a landlord who rented houses to welfare recipients. Welfare recipients ruined a house, my relative kept the security deposit, and then the family got the Department of Social Services to put them into a house for twice the rent my relative charged. But the family still had the nerve to complain that my relative had overcharged it.

    Good points. All of them.

    not sarcasm^




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  • cmaier
    Apr 20, 02:52 PM
    Apple filed similar suits again HTC and Nokia last spring. You'll notice that the ITC is not favoring Apple's claims.

    The suits aren't very similar at all.




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  • SevenInchScrew
    Aug 20, 09:40 AM
    I laugh at both dirt games because of this...
    Personally, I think Codemasters do a great job with racing games, but the problem is, the games they make are always a little more geared toward arcade-style racing. Realistic enough to really get you into the feel of rallying, or touring cars, or whatever, but not SO realistic that only pros can play the game. The early "Colin McRae Rally" games were tons of fun for that very reason. I only played the demo for Dirt though, so I can't really speak for it.
    ...Forza 3 online was a much unneeded step backwards.
    I didn't like it at all either... until recently. They've finally added production hoppers, where everyone in the race is using the exact same car. It makes for some GREAT racing. I've only done a few races so far, but they have been some of the best yet.




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  • domness
    Mar 26, 09:02 PM
    To be fair, 10.7 on my machine is rather stable, however the features in it seem just like a small upgrade like 10.6 was, albeit I don't really like the new features as it seems a bit more dumbed down. The only thing I like is that the latest PHP version comes preinstalled and didn't have any problems installing MySQL as I did with 10.6. 'spose that comes as a bonus.




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  • cmcgivern
    Jun 15, 02:51 PM
    Radio Shack is no longer doing Pre-orders...I was told there are no more iPhones available for them...

    The Best Buy in my area is doing a $50 Pre-order but it's BS...The $50 doesn't go towards the iPhone...You're still going to have to pay full price (not guaranteed that you will get one on launch) and the $50 that was originally paid will be returned to you as a gift card. Are you serious????




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  • Tomaz
    Aug 7, 05:12 PM
    Yeah, Apple is definitely copying Microsoft now... it's pretty undeniable. Time Machine is virtually identical to Microsoft's backup system for Vista.

    "Previous Docs" from Wikipedia:
    ...

    System Restore, Shadow Copy, and Backup in Vista now run on the same technology (so they are considerably different than the XP versions).

    iChat basically got the remote screen sharing feature that Microsoft shipped with XP in 2001...
    Mail and iCal got a bunch of features from Outlook 2007 and Windows Live Calendar/Mail.
    Dashboard's ability to clip web pages is straight out of Active Desktop.
    the Spotlight improvements were things that Indexing Server in XP/2000/2003 already did. ...
    Spaces is virtual desktops just like the powertoy MS released years ago
    ...
    Core Animation looks like Apple's response to all the DX and WPF (Avalon) animation tools in Vista.

    Bingo !




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  • rwilliams
    Jun 8, 09:22 PM
    Hell yeah. There's a Radio Shack about 5 minutes from my house. This should keep me from having to stand in ridiculously long lines at the Apple Store. I hope that Best Buy does this too, if only because I've never had a bad phone activation experience there, and I can rack up the Reward Zone points.




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  • killr_b
    Apr 25, 02:06 PM
    As a consumer, why should I be subjected to this risk which doesn't benefit me in the slightest? And why should this data be "backed up," secretly, to my computer?

    The Wall Street Journal has found, however, that this newly-publicized database is constructed even when location services are turned off entirely.

    From the front page of macrumors, for all those who've said to turn off location services.

    This IS the type of thing that should be ruled on before a real problem develops.




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  • Nuck81
    Dec 11, 12:31 PM
    Got a DFGT yesterday.

    I totally suck right now, I'm about six seconds off my usual lap times, but it takes the game to a completely new level. I really can't believe it has taken me this long to get a good wheel.

    My future father in law is a custom carpenter and he is going to build me a mounting stand for my wheel. I'll post some pics when he gets it done.

    If you get the opportunity, don't miss out on snagging yourself a wheel!!!




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  • parapup
    Apr 11, 12:13 PM
    Apple really needs to make some significant changes to iOS5 to bring me back this time.

    For me those changes would be -

    a) Check box that says "Allow app installs from unknown sources"
    b) Mind blowing notification system - never before seen preferably, but something that even remotely competes with webOS would do
    c) Widgets
    d) Bigger screen - although this is not iOS specific, a iOS5 that does some magic with bigger screen is what I am looking for.

    Tough gig Apple - doesn't hurt to try :)




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  • Mister Snitch
    Mar 31, 02:46 PM
    I knew it would happen eventually.
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oLbtTQY0cnE/TIgcnggvQyI/AAAAAAAAAF8/jlDFC95ZWE8/s1600/darth-vader-face.jpg
    It was.... their DESTINY!




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  • blackpond
    Apr 11, 04:37 PM
    This is bunk. Apple will not miss Christmas. Period, end of discussion.

    If the 5 launches a short while before Christmas, the supply constraints would be 10x worse than they are for the iPad right now.

    The only thing this rumor proves is that bloggers, speculators, and analysts are getting irritated with the lack of solid info compared to this time last year.

    Apple can create Christmas any day of the year.




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  • Thex1138
    Apr 19, 05:25 PM
    Is that we here in Macrumours world know our Apple products....
    But out in the Minnesota farmlands.... They may not have seen the ads....
    They meet up with another farming buddies... A couple of beers.
    Gone to a tech shop to buy a smartphone n' thought through the beer bottle they bought themselves a samsung iPhone.
    :rolleyes:

    /sarcasm




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  • Homy
    Jul 20, 11:44 AM
    eight cores + Tiger = Octopussy?!?:p




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  • CdnBook
    Apr 11, 09:15 AM
    Apple will release faster unicorns tomorrow, duh




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  • cult hero
    Mar 26, 01:19 AM
    I am disappointed about this too. But I am not surprised. Apple's next filesystem was going to be ZFS. But Sun being purchased by Oracle has probably killed any chance of that happening.

    The newer Linux FS'es are just not stable enough at the point (or don't do things Apple has somehow managed to bake into HFS+, like the snapshots, and things like directory Hard Links, etc). I don't see Apple moving to any version of ReiserFS or ext#, so I think we are stuck with HFS+ and extensions/improvements of it, until the ZFS situation gets clearer.

    Oracle's acquisition of Sun was just... bad. I have nothing good to say about that.

    I loved ReiserFS (v3 anyway). I was using it in beta on Slackware about as early as I could.

    And for my unnecessary griping about HFS+, I've never had a problem with it the whole time I've used Macs (so, about 6 years now). ZFS would be cool though.




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  • scaredpoet
    Apr 7, 11:05 PM
    The difference to the customer is zero. Unavailable for purchase either way.

    Wrong. Every iPad 2 that was being held back by best Buy could've been sold to someone who ordered at Apple's site online, or at an Apple Store... or perhaps some other retailer who knows better than to artificially restrict supply when there's already a supply issue in evidence.


    If this report has any truth to it, Apple should be ashamed to nick-pick over semantics.

    If this report has any truth to it, Apple should be applauded for taking action against a retailer that was hoarding stock.

    I was considering buying an iPad2 from Best Buy. Glad I didn't. And know i'm reminded not to consider them again in the future.


    Every day Apple stores get shipments of iPads....but they don't sell them when the arrive. They hold them for the line that forms the next morning.

    Seems odd to me. Like they are purposely making a spectacle in front of the store every morning.

    Actually, the point (which was made clear when they started doing this, but you apparently missed) was to avoid a day-long spectacle of people standing in line in front of the store all day in the hopes that a shipment would come in mid day... meanwhile preventing other people from buying other things at the store, and causing disruptions throughout the day in shopping malls for other vendors. If you had seen the 2+ months of lines in front of Apple Stores when the iPhone 4 came out, you'd probably understand better.


    Selling the stock (and selling out of it) in the morning and making that clear to people is different from saying "we don't have any" when in fact you do and just would rather not sell them.




    iJawn108
    Aug 6, 03:21 PM
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/mwsf06/




    excalibur313
    Jun 8, 07:33 PM
    How bout Best Buy?



    That is my question exactly too! I have these gift certificates from them burning a hole in my pocket. I called today and the woman said she wasn't sure when they would find out launch information about that but she put me on a list to call when she did find out.

    Has anyone else heard anything? What have they done for previous iphone launches?




    ksz
    Sep 20, 04:11 PM
    The only real downside I see is that Intel Macs are unlikely to hold their value anywhere near as well as the PPC line did due to the quicker changes we'll see now.

    I keep systems til they fall apart, pretty much, but there's quite a few on the various forums who say they always buy and sell 2-3 years later to upgrade.
    I should have been more thorough in my previous reply. What I really like about these frequent updates are the following:

    1. The motherboard has socketed processors (except for the laptops).

    2. Even though Intel is updating processors every 6 months or so, the motherboard and chipset seem to support the next processor version.

    Yonah can be replaced with Merom.
    Woodcrest can be replaced with Clovertown.

    Your computer does not become obsolete in 6 months. Instead, it gains new life if you decide that you need the new processor.

    Every 12 to 18 months or so a new chipset may become necessary. Only then does your computer lose the upgrade potential. If you buy Merom, you may not be able to upgrade to the next processor. Likewise if you buy Clovertown. New chipsets will be required beyond Merom and Clovertown.

    In any event, this is based on trailing history of just 1 year. Future events may unfold differently.




    lyzardking
    Apr 7, 04:13 PM
    I run Handbrake and Photoshop among other things when I need to (in a pinch (and zoom)).

    Not on an iPad... (which was my point)
    :)




    skunk
    Mar 24, 01:43 PM
    Bringing race into this discussion is going nowhere except downhill. All dogs are four-legged animals, but not all four-legged animals are dogs.



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