Saturday, 21 May 2011

a journey to the cross

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  • gekko513
    Aug 3, 04:04 PM
    Now I'm confused, too. :(

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  • icloud
    Nov 3, 01:14 AM
    if Adobe can get it's s*** together and make Flash work on OS X, then I would be more opposed to Apple's reluctance to see it ported to iPhone.

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  • maclaptop
    Apr 17, 08:51 AM
    Agreed. Recipe for sucess:

    Enter credit card information.
    Get on with life.
    Sign for package when it arrives in about three weeks.
    Enjoy your new device.

    The delays were actually a good thing for me. Gave me time to "cool off"
    I'm with you on every point, except the cooling off period.

    Now that Apple's quality control had tanked, I know that there's a great likelihood ill get a bad one and the return game will begin.

    Even though I have an Apple store nearby, I buy BTO, so I'm stuck with what has become "The Crap Shoot, Gambling The Apple Way".

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  • spicyapple
    Oct 15, 02:56 PM
    I wouldn't want a stranger poking around my song playlists whether they are jacked in or Zuned in. Other than the dubious wireless song sharing capability of the Zune, I don't think it competes at all feature-wise against the iPod and won't pose a threat to Apple's delicious dominance.

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  • balamw
    Mar 15, 04:00 PM
    Some funding results in more jobs than others.

    Not all cuts are created equal, and not all spending results in the same benefit. (Tax cuts result in almost no economic benefit, but unemployment results in a large economic multiplier).

    (I presume you mean spending on unemployment benefits).

    Clearly, but as a SWAG (scientific wild ass guess) I think the back of the envelope is within a factor of two of reality. i.e. The jobs impact of a $60B cut in the federal budget would eliminate ~100K to 400K direct federal and first-line contractor jobs. (I'm not counting the ripple effects of the loss of those jobs on other folks like the grocery store clerk etc...). In the worst case scenario this is comparable to the total number rdowns was saying are employed by the top 10 defense contractors.

    My point was that any cut in spending that is large enough to make a real difference in reducing the deficit will result in large numbers of lost jobs.

    I think it would be nice if the online balance the 2015 budget tool from earlier in the thread would incorporate this at some level in their model to show the expected effect of federal + direct federal contractor jobs when funds are re-allocated.

    For the spending part of the equation I think this can be estimated directly from current reality, you could count the dollars spent and jobs created within the federal government and first-line contractors for each department or line in the budget. However, the revenue part of it depends on how you interpret the numbers and thus on your ideology. (I think it's a weaker correlation anyhow).


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  • legacyb4
    Nov 8, 08:43 AM
    The 2.0 model also includes 4MB L2 cache instead of "just" 2MB L2 cache... remember the days when we used to measure L2 in increments of 256KB?

    Yes, it drives people to buy the 2.0 model and YES it drives away the others that are not prepared to spend this extra 200$....

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  • bigmc6000
    Aug 2, 06:07 PM
    Hackers rank up there with drug dealers as the scum of the earth. Pathetic, cocky wastes of human life. And no - there's no way you can convince me otherwise and I know I'm not in the minority on this one.

    Side Note: Of course I'm talking about the ones who release their stuff into the wild and don't just notify the software company about the problem and keep it to themselves (those are good people and should be commended - it's the other ones that are a waste of flesh)

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  • SimonMW
    Apr 14, 04:25 PM
    Great, That's the guy who "redesigned" iMovie and screwed it up.
    He's also the guy who designed FCP in the first place!

    I edit professionally and I am stoked by what I have seen so far. Anything that makes my life easier is a good thing. I'm glad it is cheaper, although nothing has been said about the other apps such as STP and Motion, or even Color. As others have said, just because amateurs can afford the software, it doesn't mean that they can use it well.

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  • mdntcallr
    Aug 24, 01:21 PM
    Heh, after checking all of my batteries are fine. darn! (or good)

    was sort of hoping to get a free update on the battery. but to be honest. would be a waste of time, as i will probably buy one of the new macbook pro's soon.

    whenever the new models are released.

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  • marsattacks
    Apr 17, 10:07 AM
    First in to Best Buy this morning - manager says the promotion is just a 'reservations' promotion - if you buy a $100 gift certificate they'll put you on the wait list and will call you in next 3-4 weeks when they expect to get stock. Don't bother. Is this not illegal - or just shady practice?

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  • SuperSnake2012
    Nov 27, 04:21 PM
    Oh there are soooo many good songs for the promo's:

    Ticket to Ride
    We can work it out
    I want to hold your hand
    Let it be
    Please please me
    You've got to hide your love away
    Revolution **** My guess for an early promo!
    You never give me your money
    Don't pass me by

    BRING IT!!! :D

    They should use Revolution to advertise the Nike + iPod kit :rolleyes:

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  • davelanger
    Mar 29, 10:28 PM
    I'd be fine with waiting till fall to upgrade my 3GS if it meant LTE. Yes, I know the tech is nascent but the timing would seriously suck for entering a 2 year contract on a phone without it. That's the main problem. I don't want to have to wait till 2013 or upgrade after just one year (and there's no guarantee either carrier would allow it).

    How do you think I feel, Im stuck with the iphone 3g (i got it a few months before the 3gs came out) and now I will have to wait to fall, UGH

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  • Brandon Sharitt
    Sep 4, 06:57 AM
    The following is just me personal guesses as too updates to Apples hardware over the next 6 months or so, with a few coming on the 12th and most by the end of the year.

    MacBook Pros updated to Core 2 Duos is a no brainer, though I'm not sure if they'd launch it at such and event, but still possible since it is a bit more than speed bump, and you know Steve would want to brag about his new 64-bit PowerBooks.

    Also, the iMacs seem to be in the same boat processor wise, though which Core 2 Duo isn't quite as obvious of a choice. If they could fit a G5 in the form factor, it seems reasonable that they could get Conroe in there too, but Merom would let it run cooler. Considering the large gap between the Mac mini and Mac Pro, a 23" iMac would just make sense, unless the much hoped for Conroe based mid tower was released, though that a lot less likely than a 23" iMac, or even a 30" iMac, so don't hold your breath.

    MacBooks, don't hold your breath, possibly price drops to get it to $999 again since Yonah prices have come down since launch, but don't expect a Core 2 Duo any time soon. The MacBook is already eating the MacBook Pro's launch due to the similar specs, so the Core 2 is likely to be the MacBook Pro advantage.

    Like the MacBook, the Mac mini could see drops back down to G4 levels, and I would discount the Core Duos across the line, but again, don't look for the Core 2 Duo anytime soon.

    As for iPods, I would expect the touch screen Video iPod to come out in time for the holiday season, though maybe not on the 12th. The reason being to compete with the Zune and the fact that there finally seems to be a deal about a movie store. As for the regular iPod, probably 40GB and 80GB versions at the current prices, with a slim chance at a 60GB model at $349. As for the nano, probably doubling of storage on all models(2GB, 4GB, 8GB) at the same price points. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 1GB nano at around $129 either. As for the shuffle, if it survives, 512MB at $49 and 1GB at around $79 or so.

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  • thedude110
    Jul 22, 09:27 PM
    wouldnt the screen strain the eyes?

    Yes. Yes it would.

    Until display resolution matches paper resolution, the e-book will remain relatively unpopular.

    This does seem to make a serious run at the "iPod for Education" crowd, though -- fighting to keep brand loyalty with the kids, I spose ...

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  • mdelvecchio
    Mar 29, 03:23 PM
    Apple's decision to mix-up their refreshment cycles NOW burns me. I have been looking forward--for once--to upgrading my device at around the time the newest iPhone hits the market, and when I finally get the chance to do it, Apple (potentially) shifts the cycle. Not cool with me.

    ME ME ME ME! because you want a new phone when you want it, apple sucks? geeze what are we, 12?

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  • Leddy
    Apr 13, 07:49 PM
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    If you think about it, it's not all too surprising that some of these "professionals" are getting so worked up and sulky over this release. The notion that "pro editing" can belong to just about anyone, rather than an exclusive circle of elites, poses an existential crisis. Apple's re-thinking of editing is also a re-thinking of what it means to be "professional". The announcement sheds light on a future in which their "advanced", learned techniques are no longer advantageous. The "industry pros" are facing the plight of impending impotence. It's not something anyone would really openly admit, but I think they're feeling a bit naked, stripped of their status.

    Who can blame them for being pissy?

    I think you're overstating this "existential crisis".

    There's a lot of skill behind what professional editors do. You don't just pick up the same set of brushes and achieve what Monet or Picasso did ... The divide between professional and amateur will still exist even with the same toolset.

    I'm loving the new look/style/features though will await further clarification and a quiet month before I upgrade my previous version.

    Best Wishes.

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  • Gimzotoy
    Aug 24, 04:47 PM
    Sigh. None of the batteries I have for my 12" PowerBook are covered, not even the one that the Apple store recommended I stop using due to the excessive heat (which died 5 days out of warranty and Apple would do nothing about). Sucks.

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  • kazmac
    May 5, 11:58 AM
    No thanks - 3D gives me headaches.

    Agreed, can't stand 3D.

    I'd rather have a retina display than an element that gives me more grief. Well, hopefully this rumor won't turn out to be true > or if it does, maybe it could be a built to order option.

    Or like the poster above said, if you can switch it off, then maybe I'll roll with it. Unless, of course, this will raise the price of the iPad and/or the content itself.

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  • AppleInLVX
    May 5, 09:11 AM
    Uh, isn't the world in 3D? I mean, we do see in three dimensions, correct? Is this a clever way of saying you are blind?

    No, more a way of saying that a little screen, or any screen, lives IN a 3D world. The best explanation I've ever read I found on Roger Ebert's site. It's worth a read:

    Aug 24, 04:54 PM
    on the official page

    Apple claims that for the ibook 12" the range is 6C519 - 6C552

    The macrumors says: 6C510 through 6C626

    which is the correct? Why apple changed it?

    Mar 10, 08:02 PM
    So much of our budget problems are due our desire to rule the world through our military. No other solution makes as big an impact as drastically scaling back our "defense" spending.

    Mar 25, 12:09 PM
    my iTunes says 4.3 is latest version

    EDIT: ok tried again now 4.3.1 is there.... strange

    Nov 3, 04:05 AM
    Mine was doing fine until a couple of days ago, when it shut down for the first time. Applied the firmware update, hasn't happened since.

    Oct 17, 04:43 PM
    Anyone have experience with this chair? The price is great and I like the design. Not sure about ergonomics and durability though.

    I have a similar chair that I got from Tesco in the UK, and its really comfortable and sturdy.

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