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  1. Ginamos

    Member of the month

    Personally I just think the titles are a harmless piece of fun. Check out the Oxford American English Dictionary definition geek |g?k| noun informal 1 an unfashionable or socially inept person. • [with adj. ] a person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest : a computer geek. 2 a carnival performer who does wild or disgusting acts. DERIVATIVES geeky adjective ORIGIN late 19th cent.: from the related English dialect geck ‘fool,’ of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gek ‘mad, silly.’ So the more posts we do, the more "unfashionable or socially inept" or even "mad/silly" we become. I find that funny. Oh, and I'm ignoring option 2.:shock:
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    iMac Problem Urgent *panics*

    Apologies if you've already tried this, but check Apple's support forums. If you Google for a solution these forums won't come up, as they're suppressed from the Google search (or so I'm led to believe).
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    STRANGSEST Mac Problem

    This is a long shot, probably complete BS...but Just wondering whether the Mighty Mouse cord is acting as an antenna and this is what is interferring with it's functions. You could try putting some shielding on the cord to test this (not sure what you could use though).
  4. You've tried everything I would have. - Are you using USB or Firewire? I read somewhere that some people experienced problems using USB and had to change to Firewire on the 4gen. - HFS+ or FAT32, file system?. I'm guessing you're already using HFS+, but if not use HFS+. When do you get the error? Sounds like at the end of the sync. Maybe a file the iPod has problems with. Watch the update to see if it fails on a certain file. Also, try playing around with the manual Update options. Speak to ITMS and see if they can allow you to re-download the songs you lost. Show them the email invoice receipts they sent you, when you purchased the songs.
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    I am going to get an ibook, should I buy extra RAM?

    Completely agree, OSX simply lurves RAM. Plus - Upgrading now will avoid any worries about buying incompatible memory, if you buy later. - If you're intending to keep the machine for a while, 1.5Gb will seem seem pretty average within a couple of years. You'll wonder why you didn't buy that much to begin with.
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    Songs linked to multiple albums

    Same here, if I got paid by the hour for doing this, I'd be rich. Same here, over 500. I looked into this, couldn't find any way to de-dup the songs, but I reached the following conclusion Different albums tend to vary in their sound levels and quality, but Sound Engineers will strive for a consistent sound within an album. It's better to live with the duplication, as least you'll have consistent sound within albums. Anyway, hard disks are cheap, and capacity is increasing. If you still want to de-dup your songs, MacMP3Gain is a useful tool which automatically adjusts mp3s so that they all have the same volume http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo...fo/macosx/17928
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    intel powerbooks in january?

    Interesting point. I know Mac watchers often use Apple's pricing policy to guess which products will be replaced, normally it's a successful predictor. I think you may be onto something. I been wondering how Apple can release some Intel some models, without affecting the sales of existing PowerPc models. i.e. Intel iBook -> sales of PowerPc Powerbooks fall Intel Mac Mini -> sales of PowePc iMacs fall Of course in this scenario I expect the Intel models will have a speed bump, maybe laptop models will use less power, run cooler, and there will be general specification improvements. Anyway, we'll just have wait until Macworld.
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    Firefox... bah

    I checked the about:config page and mine was set to true. I rarely use Firefox, so I'm guessing True is the default setting. Strange that your's wasn't set that way.
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    Lets make Macs faster!

    Defragging was added to Darwin in Panther but doesn't defrag files larger than 20mb. Most fragmentation problems are caused by files under 20mb. The process runs as a chron job. Therefore it's still valid to buy defrag programs' date=' they'll just have more limited impact. Here's a thread from a Panther discussion which shows the Darwn defrag code, if you really want to get into that much detail.:roll: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/fo.../9900929295/p/1
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    I'm switching back to windows

    Sorry to hear your news Joe, hope you get a good price for the machine. In Australia the term is retrenched. Laid off in UK and Australia normally refers to workers who don't have a "permanent" contract of employment i.e. a fruit picker would be "laid off" at the end of the summer. "Two nations separated by a common language", or in this case three.
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    sober32 attack question

    Wouldn't an easy way round this would be to set a free email account (gmail etc.) and give this to Exetel as your contact email address? Then don't use the offending Exetel one. I using Unwired as my ISP, but they contact me with with an address I've given them. I don't use any of their "free" accounts and have no interest in doing so. What a ridiculous situation, you're quite right to be fuming.
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    sober32 attack question

    I just checked forums.whirlpool.net.au and it seems like you're not the only one using Exetel that is getting these emails. I would suggest to post on their forum, see what feedback you get from other customers. This is the main forum for Exetel Users http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-threa...s.cfm?f=105&p=3 Check out this thread: "Caution: Receive virus email" http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...es.cfm?t=431115 Reading the thread, I can't believe that Exetel customers aren't more annoyed. I would expect Exetel to do a better job of spam filtering than they appear to be doing. Escalate the problem with Exetel, if no joy look into changing ISP, if that's possible. Personally, I'd say this is a totally unacceptable level of service.
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    DVD Player for OS 9

    I know nothing about OS 9, but would this work? Apple DVD Player - 2.7 Product Requirements: Mac OS 9.1 or higher DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drive QuickTime 4.1 or higher http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macos/7801 Not compatible with the DVD hardware in the Power Macintosh G3, PowerBook G3, and Power Mac G4 (PCI graphics) series computers.
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    Album Artwork in iTunes

    Yeah, I use Fetch Art, it does a good job. Another place to look is Doug's Applescripts for iTunes. http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/ One script I've found useful is "Find Songs Without Artwork". It creates a playlist of all the songs without album art. Then, run Fetch Art to update.
  15. If anyone has any of these models Sony Ericsson phone: K600, K700, K750, S700, V600i, W600, W900, Z520, Z800 Install the app on your phone and you have a fully functioning remote control for Front Row. Works with the "hacked" version of Front Row, don't suppose you'd need it for the iMac G5 version, but I guess it would still work. FrontRow BTR - 1.0.1 http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo...fo/macosx/28228
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    New Blog About Celiac Disease

    Good luck with the trial. I'll be following your progress on your blog.
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    Replace iMac G4 logic board myself?

    You might want to check this out http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4..._takeapart.html Replacing the logic board doesn't look too difficult, based on the pictures. I've replaced PC motherboards before and this looks much the same. Except I've never replaced a circular motherboard. It looks like you just have to disconnect the CD, hard drive, monitor and power and then unscrew. You'd also need to swap out the memory modules. If you've never done anything like this before however, this could be a bit daunting. If you give it a try, make sure you have the right tools, and you ground yourself; The big problem may be getting a replacement board. I'm not sure about this, but I don't think these components are sold to us "joe public".
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    DVD carousel drive...

    I can see your argument for a carousel, and it makes sense...given the legal framework we live within...but Increasingly people are ripping to hard disk, because... What consumers want is "Jukebox" style media, they just pick a song, album, tv episode, or movie. They don't care where it physically comes from, they just want it to be seamless. Hard disk prices are now cheap enough for this to happen. The idea of a CD/DVD carousel, is similar to the trunk/boot CD changer that cars use to have. This is already has been replaced by an in-car iPod style media player. Generally I would say the law needs to be obeyed, but we're living in strange times where the law hasn't caught up with the technology. Anyway, I'm not trying to flame you rtcruz1, I just think the future is with digital media that's not dependent on the media source.
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    IMAC G5 Midplane problems

    "When I opened the Mac, I had noticed bloated cracked capacitors as well as some leaking capacitors as many news groups seem to mention. The standard warranty expired just over 2 weeks ago..." Even if the warranty period had expired, serious failure had obviously started within the period of warranty. Bloated or leaking capacitors don't happen in 2 weeks, and shouldn't happen at all. From your post it sounds like you did your homework, searched the web, checked the hardware. Which is all good evidence. Raise this to Apple UK and Apple US, and cite your media sources and also this forum thread..as it grows? If you don't get any joy, contact The Guardian Technology Section/Jack Schofield. £530 WTF!
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    Widgets and Bandwidth

    Something I'm also concerned about as I have to stay within a certain monthly download amount (from my ISP). Seems to depend on the widget. The PearLyrics widget, for example, searches and updates the lyrics in iTunes when you play a song and also updates the lyrics displayed in the widget. It's all happening without the widget being in the foreground. I'm OK with this because I know iTunes is the trigger and it's only text. I would suggest monitoring your internet connection, at times when you know you're not running anything, except widgets.
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    Importing Bookmarks from I.E to Firefox

    There's a Wiki on the subject http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_Safari_Bookmarks It also covers importing from other browsers into Firefox. For IE Open the Favorites Bar, select the organize button and "Open Favorites Window" then select File->Export Favorites. For Safari you need to download "Safari Bookmark Exporter". http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo...fo/macosx/19266
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    Ripping "Protected" CDs

    I bought that CD in 2003 and never had a problem, maybe they added copy protection. Err, you could Bittorent it, as you do legally own a copy.
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    Combining Mulitiple MP3 files

    Could be anything live by the Grateful Dead! I replied to a question that was along the same lines. Here's some of the post. Sounds like changing BPM can increase the recording time. http://www.thehangtime.com/gb/gbfaq2.html#recordlength Q. How long can a song be? A. It depends. A GarageBand song can be 999 measures long (that is a hard limit and can not, at this time, be extended), how long that translates to in time depends on the tempo of the song (more beats more minute uses up that 999 faster) and Time Signature. Examples (in hours:minutes:seconds): • a 4/4 song at 120BPM will play for 00:33:16 • a 4/4 song at 60BPM will play for 01:06:32 • a 12/8 song at 60BPM will play for 01:39:48 GarageBand 2 can be set down to 40BPM so it can record longer (and in theory, with an AppleScript, can be set all the way down to 1BPM for a record length of well over 99 hours. I’ve done it, but haven’t fully tested it)
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    Lol! I had some Sony earbuds, one of the earpieces started to make a slight buzzing. Nothing to do with the iPod, seemed to be from a loose wire connection. Anyway I replaced them, no more problem.
  25. Found this link on Digg. http://highschoolblows.blogspot.com/2005/1...ever-go-to.html I've never used this menu option before, but I'm blown away by its power. If you're wondering why you can't see the options discussed, you need to download WordService, it's linked at the end of the article (point 4). http://www.devon-technologies.com/products...re/services.php