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    Let's rock (you to sleep)

    the ipod event is usually separate anyway. the mac updates are rumored to be october 14, and november sometime.
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    iPhone Email Push Stops Working

    i sent two test emails from my gmail to my mobileme. when my iphone is connected to wifi, it notifies me of the email about 15 seconds after i hit the send button on my mac. when i disable wifi, using 3G, my iphone notifies me about 7 seconds after i click send on my mac.
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    Aug. 8, 1876: Edison Patents Mimeograph ...

    how bout that.. interesting. i guess i take modern technology for granted. now we dont even have to print handouts for class. my profs tell us to go to the class website for pdf's and if we want a hard copy, we print it ourselves.
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    Bigger pictures

    you have selected a photo right? i dont mean to sound patronizing, but the only reason i can think of a photo being small on the iphone/ipod touch is because you've opened the photos app and you're presented with the group of photos. select one, then it will go full screen and you can use the two finger pinch to zoom in.
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    Should I be worried?

    yes, the computer writes the contents of memory to the hd when going to sleep, which can take a long time if you have lots of ram. this is only important in the case that your battery runs out of juice or gets removed while the computer is asleep, as i understand it. if you're comfortable with the terminal, its possible to stop it from writing to the disc when going to sleep. type "sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0" without quotes and enter password when prompted. then type "sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage" without quotes to remove the sleepimage file. be especially careful with the rm command and only do this if you're comfortable with terminal. i did this and now my computer sleeps and wakes in about 2 seconds. see this article for more info.
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    AT&T Wireless network in the US was FUBAR this morning

    yea i'm not sure either. i didnt try making any calls this morning in minneapolis, but i had full bars and my 3G data was working fine all morning if that means anything.
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    'Missing' audio on iBook G4

    does the audio work when you plug in headphones or speakers? if that works as expected, then i would assume something is affecting just the internal speaker; its possible its unplugged, but i'm not sure why restarting the computer used to fix the problem, because that would mean it was a software problem. maybe it didnt actually fix it, but the cable inside wiggled back and forth and you mistakenly thought restarting fixed it? and another thing, i doubt that the guy taking out the airport card also unplugged the speaker: the airport card is right under the keyboard, and the speaker wire is one more layer below that. he wouldnt have to go that deep inside the computer. if the headphones/speakers also dont work it could possibly be a sound driver issue which an archive and install might fix. the worst case scenario is that that the built in sound card on the logic board is bad, which i would think is pretty unlikely because your system profiler shows you have the built in audio.
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    Sudden loss of all permissions in Mac OS X

    try repairing permissions. Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility. click on your main internal hard drive one the left of the window, make sure you have the "first aid" tab selected, then click "repair disk permissions." you can also try doing this on your time machine drive, although that drive shouldnt affect your main drive's permissions. quick question: when you removed some folders from the time machine backup, did you do this within the time machine interface or did you manually browse to them in the finder? if you browse to time machine backups manually in the finder and remove them, that will mess things up. but even so, it shouldnt affect the main drive's permissions.
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    Iphone 2.0 = Bricked iPhone

    my first tip is this: whenever you hack/jailbreak/modify anything so that you can use it outside of that company's boundaries, especially from apple, DO NOT upgrade the software (especially with the download that the very company you were trying to get around gives you). that said, the new 2.0 pwnage tool just came out, however it doesnt do unlocks yet. i'd say give it a week or so, and you'll be able to unlock the 2.0.
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    How to donate money?

    the paypal donate button is at the very bottom of the main MacCast page under "Support Us".
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    New to MOBILE ME, Not Apple/Mac

    not sure what to tell you, mobileme has been having a lot of problems since the rocky start last week (but i thought it was working now.. it is for me anyway). i emailed a question to mobileme support regarding contact syncing, and then just today, after about a week of waiting i get a response which is basically just an apology for the long response time as well as a link to the main support page for address book on the mac.. i was like.. uhhh.. what?? are they serious? they didnt even attempt to answer my question.. thanks, apple. perhaps they're still really busy getting mobileme 100% up and running.. but still, its annoying.
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    Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic" ...

    my math prof taught us how to do the day of the week thing, but i don't remember.. didn't seem worth it to remember.. but there's an easy trick to it. and also, i've seen a lot of ways to do most of those other tricks in your head, its just hard to do them that fast. takes a lot of practice. that guy was very impressive, and also really funny. "i'm going to recap". hehe
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    AT&T Free Wi-Fi for iPhone Users

    nope, it was another mistake
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    anyone for some minneapolis iphone camping out?

    yea i got at MOA at about 6:30 am just to be sure i'd get the white one (i heard they were rare), but i didn't really care to be first in line again. when i got there, there were about 30 people in front of me. i got in and got the phone quickly and smoothly after the store opened. the only problem was the apple servers crashing and i couldnt get the phone to do anything until about 1pm. but its working fine now.
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    Creating a Static Free Environment

    Well you can always get an antistatic wristband, but i've never used them and i havent had problems. just dont walk around on carpet with socks and then touch the board. before you touch the board make sure you touch the chassis or a main metal part that is not one of the boards, just to make sure the static is discharged.