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Mac Thread - G3 phone thing is out. Have you heard of it?

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  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Satan. wrote: »
    xrolfx wrote: »
    contraband wrote: »
    xrolfx wrote: »
    Eh, I don't know about that. I just finished reading Inside Steve's Brain and he once ordered Apple engineers to redesign the motherboard for the Macintosh because he thought it was ugly.

    haha whaaat, i gotta check this book out

    Yeah, it's a pretty fun book if you like anecdotes like that. There's tons of them in there. It also has an interesting bit about the G4 cube and how Jobs was so obsessed with it, he couldn't see it was going to tank. That was really one that he designed for himself, kind of like how some people think the Air got made...

    OH MAN AWESOME, THE AIR SUCKS SO BAD OLOLOL

    Get lost.

    hey

    he didn't diss your computer, so chill out

    don't be so easy to anger, maybe

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  • typhoontyphoon Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Satan. wrote: »
    OH MAN AWESOME, THE AIR SUCKS SO BAD OLOLOL

    Get lost.
    God, what's your problem? Why do you take everything so personally and get on everyone's case? It's annoying and pathetic.

  • xrolfxxrolfx Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Satan. wrote: »
    xrolfx wrote: »
    contraband wrote: »
    xrolfx wrote: »
    Eh, I don't know about that. I just finished reading Inside Steve's Brain and he once ordered Apple engineers to redesign the motherboard for the Macintosh because he thought it was ugly.

    haha whaaat, i gotta check this book out

    Yeah, it's a pretty fun book if you like anecdotes like that. There's tons of them in there. It also has an interesting bit about the G4 cube and how Jobs was so obsessed with it, he couldn't see it was going to tank. That was really one that he designed for himself, kind of like how some people think the Air got made...

    OH MAN AWESOME, THE AIR SUCKS SO BAD OLOLOL

    Get lost.

    Man, I don't care if you got an Air. If you're happy with it, then good for you. I'm just saying that apparently, Jobs has that power within Apple to push a product to production, even if many people don't see the use for it. Like many people don't see a use for the Air (seriously, check the internet, a lot of people think it's a wacky computer). If you do think it's useful and you're happy with it, why be angry and defensive about it? What does anyone else's opinion matter?

  • corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Both were aimed at a market between two established ranges, sacrificed a lot for looks, and were perceived to be rather expensive. Lots of similarities there.

    I want a silent Mac dammit.

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    corcorigan wrote: »
    Both were aimed at a market between two established ranges, sacrificed a lot for looks, and were perceived to be rather expensive. Lots of similarities there.

    I want a silent Mac dammit.
    About the best you're gonna do methinks...

  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So...who is to blame for the lack of Apple supported cell phone drivers?
    I mean, even before they came out with their phone, I had trouble finding drivers.
    Anyone know how to deal with a Samsung a437?

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2008
    If you all don't like my posts, don't read them. The ignore button is a handy feature on these forums. Otherwise, keep it to yourselves.

  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    That's not really the point, dude. You're always getting up in everyone's grill over stupid shit, that's the annoying part. You're just as bad as a troll sometimes; I mean, did you really think that going in to the XP SP3 thread and posting *YAWN!!!1111* was useful?

    I don't want to ignore you because you do occasionally post something relevant and insightful... it's the other 75% of the time that everyone dislikes your online persona.

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  • KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Satan. wrote: »
    If you all don't like my posts, don't read them. The ignore button is a handy feature on these forums. Otherwise, keep it to yourselves.

    Ooor, if you don't like other people's posts, you could just keep it to yourself...

    There's nothing wrong with an intelligent debate, but don't take everything so personally and snap at people.

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2008
    ...and you've each ended up on ignore. Enjoy.

  • KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Whew, what a relief. <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User
    edited April 2008
    So uh, MSN Messenger 7 is out for Mac... shockingly it still sucks! I don't even seem to be able to put my own display picture in without an error, can't see a way to do tabbed chat, can't see a way to do video chats (I thought that was the whole point of 7), and it's still fugly!

    Wait, I found video chats, I have to be in "corporate contact list" mode, which then crashed and I had to force quit from the apple menu... eeesh.

    Back to Adium

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Kris wrote: »
    Whew, what a relief. <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    Hi5!

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  • KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    So uh, MSN Messenger 7 is out for Mac... shockingly it still sucks! I don't even seem to be able to put my own display picture in without an error, can't see a way to do tabbed chat, can't see a way to do video chats (I thought that was the whole point of 7), and it's still fugly!

    Wait, I found video chats, I have to be in "corporate contact list" mode, which then crashed and I had to force quit from the apple menu... eeesh.

    Back to Adium

    Haha. Wow. How do they repeatedly fail so hard at writing decent mac software? It's not like they have limited resources. Oh well, like you said, thank goodness we have Adium!

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  • corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    corcorigan wrote: »
    Both were aimed at a market between two established ranges, sacrificed a lot for looks, and were perceived to be rather expensive. Lots of similarities there.

    I want a silent Mac dammit.
    About the best you're gonna do methinks...

    Yes. If only Apple gave them some love.

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  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User
    edited April 2008
    corcorigan wrote: »
    corcorigan wrote: »
    Both were aimed at a market between two established ranges, sacrificed a lot for looks, and were perceived to be rather expensive. Lots of similarities there.

    I want a silent Mac dammit.
    About the best you're gonna do methinks...

    Yes. If only Apple gave them some love.

    Maybe they will get a processor jump and wireless N when Atom is launched (or should I say put into a mac?).... or not :(

    I do love my mini mind.

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  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Does the Mac Mini have hardware roughly equivalent to the Macbook?

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2008
    contraband wrote: »
    Does the Mac Mini have hardware roughly equivalent to the Macbook?

    Sort of. The Mini runs at 1.83Ghz, while the MacBooks are 2.1-4Ghz now. They both ship with 1GB of RAM standard. The Mini HDD starts at 80GB while the MacBook starts at 120GB. Also, the Mini lacks 802.11n.

  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Dammit MS, why can't you make a decent mac client. I really want to use video chat.

  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Kris wrote: »
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    So uh, MSN Messenger 7 is out for Mac... shockingly it still sucks! I don't even seem to be able to put my own display picture in without an error, can't see a way to do tabbed chat, can't see a way to do video chats (I thought that was the whole point of 7), and it's still fugly!

    Wait, I found video chats, I have to be in "corporate contact list" mode, which then crashed and I had to force quit from the apple menu... eeesh.

    Back to Adium

    Haha. Wow. How do they repeatedly fail so hard at writing decent mac software? It's not like they have limited resources. Oh well, like you said, thank goodness we have Adium!
    Well I'm not an expert, but I doubt Mac MS is well-funded at all.

  • corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zoolander wrote: »
    Kris wrote: »
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    So uh, MSN Messenger 7 is out for Mac... shockingly it still sucks! I don't even seem to be able to put my own display picture in without an error, can't see a way to do tabbed chat, can't see a way to do video chats (I thought that was the whole point of 7), and it's still fugly!

    Wait, I found video chats, I have to be in "corporate contact list" mode, which then crashed and I had to force quit from the apple menu... eeesh.

    Back to Adium

    Haha. Wow. How do they repeatedly fail so hard at writing decent mac software? It's not like they have limited resources. Oh well, like you said, thank goodness we have Adium!
    Well I'm not an expert, but I doubt Mac MS is well-funded at all.

    Ars Technica said that it was due to MS being in the process of swapping to a new video client, and the Mac team being too lazy to get the current one working, only to have to do it again for the new one in a few months.

    Adium all the way though.

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  • Akilae729Akilae729 Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Is there any word on Adium eventually including a video chat component?

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I currently use skype for video, but it sucks dongs. Poor quality, drops the connection every ten seocnds. Shite.

  • Akilae729Akilae729 Registered User
    edited April 2008
    I still use iChat when i need to switch to video. I still can't find something that beats the quality. Person on the other end had to have a Mac though

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  • ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Akilae729 wrote: »
    I still use iChat when i need to switch to video. I still can't find something that beats the quality. Person on the other end had to have a Mac though

    Persuading my GF to buy a Mac would be like persuading the tide to turn around. She develops VB for a living*.






    *not that i consider coding VB "living". More a slow death.

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Still waiting to get my badass iMac.

    But I need to find a job.

    Sigh.

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  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User
    edited April 2008
    corcorigan wrote: »
    Zoolander wrote: »
    Kris wrote: »
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    So uh, MSN Messenger 7 is out for Mac... shockingly it still sucks! I don't even seem to be able to put my own display picture in without an error, can't see a way to do tabbed chat, can't see a way to do video chats (I thought that was the whole point of 7), and it's still fugly!

    Wait, I found video chats, I have to be in "corporate contact list" mode, which then crashed and I had to force quit from the apple menu... eeesh.

    Back to Adium

    Haha. Wow. How do they repeatedly fail so hard at writing decent mac software? It's not like they have limited resources. Oh well, like you said, thank goodness we have Adium!
    Well I'm not an expert, but I doubt Mac MS is well-funded at all.

    Ars Technica said that it was due to MS being in the process of swapping to a new video client, and the Mac team being too lazy to get the current one working, only to have to do it again for the new one in a few months.

    Adium all the way though.
    Meh to Adium. People I know only use MSN (as is the case for pretty much everyone in Canada) and I want to use all the features of MSN dammit, especially video chat.

  • EchoEcho very gravitas Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2008
    Can I make Adium appear on all desktops in Spaces?

  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    Can I make Adium appear on all desktops in Spaces?

    If you set it to appear in a certain space, you should then be able to select "Every Space" (in System Prefs/Expose and spaces).


    Does aMSN still support video, or has it been nerfed? I know it did, not long ago.

    Adium does a good enough job of being MSN for me (and prettier to boot) the only thing I miss is video chat. It would pretty much be perfect if it wasn't for that (screw all these nudges and winks nothing annoys me more).

    Mercury I thought supported video, but I hated MM so I never tested it, it went straight to the bin.

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  • H*RH*R Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Still waiting to get my badass iMac.

    But I need to find a job.

    Sigh.

    Mine's set to be delivered on Friday. Hi5!

    And i just got a new job, with a raise! Hi5x2! Best of luck to you though.

    But a conundrum i have is that i'm getting the base 500G drive, but for time machine i'm thinking 750 should be good for now and 1T is overkill...right? To put it in perspective I've got a 180G right now that's only got about 60G on it and most of it is static.

    FYI Crucial has 4G mem kits for the new iMacs for $125

    And Best Buy has WD My Book Studio 750G's for $170 in store. Cheaper than most places i've looked online. Anyone have any expierience with these? Are they decent?

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2008
    Echo wrote: »
    Can I make Adium appear on all desktops in Spaces?

    I have mine set to autohide when docked to the side of the screen, and the contact list will appear on all Spaces. However, I've had no luck getting the IM window to appear on all Spaces.

  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Akilae729 wrote: »
    I still use iChat when i need to switch to video. I still can't find something that beats the quality. Person on the other end had to have a Mac though

    Ichat can do aim vid chat with windows users, i've done it a few times

  • ginguskahnginguskahn Registered User
    edited May 2008
    Bottom pages but I believe this does the chat window as well:
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Can I make Adium appear on all desktops in Spaces?

    If you set it to appear in a certain space, you should then be able to select "Every Space" (in System Prefs/Expose and spaces).

    (snip).

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  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2008
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Bottom pages but I believe this does the chat window as well:
    ginguskahn wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Can I make Adium appear on all desktops in Spaces?

    If you set it to appear in a certain space, you should then be able to select "Every Space" (in System Prefs/Expose and spaces).

    (snip).

    I keep trying that, but the sum'bitch won't work for me. Both of my OS X installs act weird, so who knows what the deal is.

  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    sometimes my itunes, when I pull it up from being minimized (using the "genie" effect), there's a blocky texture around the rew/play/next buttons, like it's showing the transparent corners of the button graphic. that's only during the maximization animation though, and when it's pulled up completely it looks fine. anyone know what I'm talking about?

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  • KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I know exactly what you're talking about, as it had happened to me awhile ago while using Tiger. Although, I was screwing around with Shapeshifter at the time, so that might have had something to do with it.

    Are you asking for a fix? If so, I don't know of one. A quick google search didn't turn anything up for me. :( Maybe have a browse through http://www.macfixit.com/ *shrugs*

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  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    eh guess I'm not looking for a fix, it doesn't bother me too much. and yeah, guess i am messing around with candybar when this happens. huh! just glad to know i'm not the only one. ;x

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  • bashbash Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    My friend showed me an awesome trick the other day with the new aluminum keyboards. Normally the F3 can't be remapped to any Exposé modes besides "Show all windows", that is unless you use modifier keys. Holding down Cmd and hitting F3 shows the desktop while holding down control and hitting it shows all of the current application windows. This is 100% badass. Holding down option and hitting the F3 key brings up the Exposé pane in System Preferences. Up until now I've been using F5 and F6 mapped to the alternate Exposé functions.

    My new iMac was ordered this afternoon as well. Excelsior.

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  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    My film class has got me pausing/rewinding/FFwding movies a lot, and VLC is kinda shitty for that. Does anyone recommend a different, more capable video player?

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  • LindenLinden Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Akilae729 wrote: »
    Is there any word on Adium eventually including a video chat component?

    Yes. It's a way off, though.

    What if this weren't a rhetorical question?
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