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  1. Yeah, thats an option, although I would then need to get a TV. (Most people assume that you already have one of those) and the reason for getting a gaming laptop (and not a big desktop) is that im pretty tight for space in my house. (its a micro house that I share with 3 other people).

     

    I should use less brackets


  2. Hey,

     

    I have a 15" G4 Powerbook that is in need of replacement, but I really want a machine that I can use to play some upcoming games, like Crysis and Bioshock. I was looking at the 15" MBP with the 256MB graphics card, to use Vista/Bootcamp. Has anybody tried this setup for playing games? Is it any good?

     

    I'm starting to think it might make more sense to get something like the Alienware M9750 which is built for gaming, and has the MXM compliant motherboard that allows for DX10 upgrades later, but I donno if I can live without OSX. I used to use Gentoo Linux before switching to the mac 2 years ago.


  3. Hey,

     

    Do you have UPnP turned on? I ask because Gizmo, and many other SIP based VoIP services use UPnP to open the RTP streams used to carry voice traffic through your router. Many router manufacturers have taken to disabling UPnP due to several security concerns voices over the past year.

     

    You could check to see if UPnP is activated, and if its not pop into the preferences screen and under advanced set Transport Setup to manual. Set the SIP and RTP ports to ports of your choice and set them up for port forwarding on your router.

     

    I hope this helps.


  4. What about Ruby, although its not a very popular application programming languages, it has a very simple syntax. It allows new programmers to focus on the core concepts of object oriented programming, without the complexities of using Java or C++.


  5. Yeah, it is a bit silly. I have a macbook, a dock and a mac mini. It would be great if there was an easy way to just shut off the IR. Fortunately my dock is beside the mini, but I have 2 remotes, 1 from each mac. Maybe you could get some black electrical tape, and cover the black IR receiver with a perfectly round bit of tape.

     

    One of apple's less elegant solutions i suppose.


  6. glad to be of assistance, also if you are looking a doing a lot a video stuff, like *legally* backing up DVDs or using the Mini as a Digital Video Recorder, the stackable external drives for the mini are much less obtrusive then anything that you could attach to the clamshell.


  7. Far as I recall the pair will stop your MBP from accepting input from unpaired remotes, but not vice versa. There is a similar method to pair a remote with the dock, and if you have a second remote you could pair the dock, and it will nolonger react to your MBP remote. Other then that I'm not sure if its possible.


  8. While the iBook is a classic, and would make a nice piece of Retro-tech furniture in the living room, I would go with the mini. I use a mac mini with the eyeTV tuner as a home entertainment/home server and it is the business! In particular the integration between FrontRow and eyeTV's latest software version is really nice.


  9. Hey, I haven't had a Zen since the Zen:Touch, which is a few years back. It was a solid player, and I brought it everywhere with me. Rock climbing, sailing, hiking, camping back packing, it was always there with me. The battery life was really impressive, and i still have it and it works great. The downside of course is that it doesn't work with the mac. There is some crazy 3rd party junk, but nothing like as intuitive as iTunes.

     

    I hear good things about the Creative:Vison players, from my M$ friends, but as far I'm concerned, I will not buy a non-iPod player unless they make the effort to support OSX.


  10. Firmware updates can be performed via suppled USB adapter which is attached to the Blueye, by removing the cable which connects it to the iPod. The Blueye website mentions a new version of the firmware, but does not allow you to download it. I have contacted them via email, but had no response.

     

    Blueye Home Page

     

     

    I've had some dialogue with the guys at Gear4, and they are working on a Mac compatible firmware updater. At the moment their advice is "In the meantime please try and get access to a PC. The entire process can be done in under 2 mins."

     

    I know what you're thinking, iPod accessory without Mac support, ironic.


  11. I'm not sure if you've tried to log in via SSH (remote login). If you don't have SSH server running on your machine, you'll find it very difficult to do the things that you want to do, and I would recommend that you activate it as soon as you regain control of your machines. If you have SSH, open Terminal and type "ssh username@your_machine_ip_address"

     

    You will be prompted for your password, and then you will be given access to your machine. Then navigate to your http.conf file using the cd command. You can then replace the jankey conf file with your backup, and use "sudo shutdown -r now" to reboot.

     

    Bobs your uncle, and remember SSH is the most important service for any remote machine, especially if you are using a GUI system like VNC or ARD.


  12. You better be able to take advantage of someone to get that baby for a thousand. it aint worth squat, considering i could get a refurbished macbook (with superdrive) with 2 PROCESSORS cheaper than that. You can get a Baseline NEW MACBOOK CHEAPER THAN THAT!!! And it has a warranty and no scratches. If you want to hold that price, then hopefully you can take advantage of a new mac user. Otherwise, good luck.

     

     

    Actually I'm looking for someone who wants a portable mac that can render 3d worth a damn. I have a black macbook with 2GB of ram, and it doesn't render 3d like my old powerbook. Unfortunately I need a free up the cash so I'm selling it, but I know that the departure of the 12" powerbook when the MBP was launched left a gaping whole in the pro laptop line, and I'm hoping to get fair market value for it.


  13. No it hasn't but the Developer Preview is available on BitTorrent, if you don't mind breaking the EULA to use it. Personally I haven't bothered. I have a copy that I got through a colleague, and I installed it on my old powerbook, but stopeed using it.

     

    I hate using the Developer pre-release software, I'd rather be amazed by the polished final product, then see it go from buggy to brilliant over time. Its like knowing how the magic trick works, it takes away from the show. Thats why I intend to wait until SP2 or SP3 before getting Vista for parallels.


  14. This might be a well known feature, but I just found it. In main.app, and I assume most other Cocoa applications you can press escape when typing a word and you will be given a list of possible completion options. Very handy if you are a poor/lazy speller such as myself.


  15. Griffin Technology have several iPod microphones that could be worth looking at. You will want to sit as close to the lecturer as possible though. I used to use the internal mic on my macbook to record lectures, and then use prof cast to merge them with the lecture slides. It worked really well, and I probably could have sold them to my classmates, but I'm a FSF kinda guys so I just posted them on my website.


  16. Yes, I was already aware of the disk image procedure for doing that. I was just curious if there was third party software for this, that works a little smoother. BTW, what is the difference between a disk image and a sparse disk image?

     

     

    Standard disk images are fixed size, that is that you set the size of the image, and it will consume the full size of the volume on your hard disk. With a sparse image it creates an image with a maximum size, but it grows the image as you add files to it.


  17. Is there any software out there for the mac that would be a good alternative to Filevault? I'm thinking along the lines of TrueCrypt that the windows users have.

     

    You can use the Disk Utility to create an AES-128 encrypted disk image. This is the same technology as apple uses for FileVault, but allows you to use it for areas other then your home directory.

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