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Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 17th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That thought had crossed my mind, in case there's...

That thought had crossed my mind, in case there's a performance problem elsewhere unrelated to upgrading iTunes and the iDevices that had crept in, but it was easy to test since I have a number of...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 17th, 2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Jeez. Well, I'm glad it isn't just me but wow,...

Jeez. Well, I'm glad it isn't just me but wow, that's disappointing how Apple dropped the home sharing functionality from iOS 8 and returned it with a buggy implementation in 9 and it's been...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 16th, 2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Home sharing playback problems

I use my iPad mini (1st gen) as a home sharing playback device plugged into the living room stereo to play the music in my iTunes library on my Mac Pro. No problems for years and years. Ever since...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've had the username since I signed up here in...

I've had the username since I signed up here in 2007. I chose it because I'd reluctantly moved to a Mac a few years earlier which I liked, but there were things I missed (and still do).

If I had...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I might be a PC again soon. Those ads came...

I might be a PC again soon.

Those ads came from shortly before Apple hit the high point, I think. I'm really disappointed in how the computers have been neglected, the pro products abandoned...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 14th, 2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,550
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I moved from an all-utilities-included apartment...

I moved from an all-utilities-included apartment to a house about three years ago. Most of the lights in the house were burnt out so each time I viewed the place I had to unscrew one of the few...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,058
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Certainly the safer one. That said, When I was...

Certainly the safer one. That said, When I was in grade 6 though I did get my own back on this really nasty TTC driver after I got off his streetcar by walking back and reaching up with both arms...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 30th, 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,058
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'd say. All you have to do to disable a...

I'd say. All you have to do to disable a streetcar is walk up behind it, grab the rope and pull the pole off the wire. And if that can't be done, call it in to TTC's power control and have them shut...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 16,091
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I wonder what kind of reception do you think...

I wonder what kind of reception do you think you'd get in Fukushima and told them not to complain after reaping the benefits of nuclear power for so long given that nuclear accidents are, like...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 29th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,084
Posted By Amiga2000HD
With respect to going to all electronic payments:...

With respect to going to all electronic payments: I'm surprised nobody mentioned this but cash always works.

Cash doesn't depend on debit/credit card machines being in working order, phone or data...
Forum: Photography Focus Jan 19th, 2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,457
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Kodak declares bankruptcy

Rumors of Kodak preparing to declare bankruptcy have been circulating since November and seemed like an eventual certainty given how they've made so many missteps in turning the company around. The...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 9th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,733
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Thanks - I honestly thought those had been...

Thanks - I honestly thought those had been discontinued a long time ago.
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 30th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The result of Apple's direction with pros

Yesterday morning, I turned up at a client site to do some work and saw a documentary on Steve Jobs being edited in Avid Media Composer on a Hewlett-Packard Z800 running Windows 7.

The Steve Jobs...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,733
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Doesn't necessarily have to be a Christmas...

Doesn't necessarily have to be a Christmas present but:

What I'd like is some kind of affordable device that I can stream music to from the iTunes library from my big computer (the iTunes library...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 8th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,322
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Being required to pay honour to those born into...

Being required to pay honour to those born into wealth and privilege regardless of merit does serve an important purpose: It reminds the social inferiors - us - of our status in life.

Now don't go...
Forum: Mac Masters Sep 4th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'd say that's bang on but it does apply to...

I'd say that's bang on but it does apply to hardware too. In professional environments even hardware manufacturers have to properly support equipment and fix defects/bugs. I've seen many...
Forum: Mac Masters Sep 3rd, 2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Ignoring Final Cut Server, XServe, XSan etc. for...

Ignoring Final Cut Server, XServe, XSan etc. for a moment: Final Cut Studio 3 is ageing and Final Cut X can't serve as a direct replacement in many professional workflows which therefore means that...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,291
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That's true, but you don't necessarily have to...

That's true, but you don't necessarily have to jump to Lion just because it's available either and the Snow Leopard replacement might not be Lion either. It just might be a Free BSD or Linux...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,104
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I never left Leopard (Mac Pro) and Snow Leopard...

I never left Leopard (Mac Pro) and Snow Leopard (Macbook Pro) so no need to revert.Lion doesn't really offer any must-haves or compelling nice-to-haves to merit the inconvenience of doing an upgrade...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 3rd, 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,068
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm reserving judgment on Lion, for now, because...

I'm reserving judgment on Lion, for now, because I haven't had a chance to play with it much but some of what I'm reading about it does cause some concern especially given the context of Final Cut X....
Forum: Mac Masters Jul 28th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,014
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Same here. There's no reason to upgrade the...

Same here. There's no reason to upgrade the operating system from stable Leopard and Snow Leopard configurations on the big machines since the application software isn't going to be changing now...
Forum: Mac Masters Jun 30th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,703
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Add to this changes in the version of Mac OS and...

Add to this changes in the version of Mac OS and then multiply that by however many edit suites you're responsible for - especially if your facility was built over several years and includes...
Forum: Mac Masters Jun 25th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,703
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Apple's pulled all the copies of Final Cut Studio...

Apple's pulled all the copies of Final Cut Studio 3 from their store shelves yet, ironically, the demonstrator machines at Yorkdale still run it and not Final Cut X. Rumour has it on the internet is...
Forum: Mac Masters Jun 23rd, 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,703
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It is unusable in a broadcast facility. There is...

It is unusable in a broadcast facility. There is no breakout box support which means that you can't:

- Capture audio and video from your plant infrastructure (video router, EVS, video switcher...
Forum: Mac Masters Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,703
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Apple needs to get a major software update out...

Apple needs to get a major software update out for this ASAP to correct some of the most severe deficiencies and omissions, and then steadily chip away at the less critical issues. If Apple doesn't,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,079
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Here are my last non-Mac purchases from earlier...

Here are my last non-Mac purchases from earlier today.

Entertainment stuff:
Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Bachman/Cummings - Jukebox
Glass Tiger - The Thin Red Line
The Prisoner -...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 1st, 2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,052
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I think it will be a minority conservative...

I think it will be a minority conservative government, but this time with Jack Layton as the leader of the official opposition. It'll be interesting to watch what happens if this turns out to be the...
Forum: Mac Masters Apr 11th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,402
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Right now, the Avid $995 promotion for Final Cut...

Right now, the Avid $995 promotion for Final Cut users (http://www.avid.com/US/specialoffers/fcppromotion?intcmp=AV-HP-S3) looks very tempting. I was working out the numbers this morning and if you...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 26th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I was going to nominate this one from Barrie. ...

I was going to nominate this one from Barrie.



The best part was this though:



I have to admit curiosity about what this guy did that caused him to be allowed only in the police station's...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 26th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,319
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Congratulations and good luck with the second...

Congratulations and good luck with the second exam!
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 25th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,319
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Glad to hear the Apple centrex take static...

Glad to hear the Apple centrex take static electricity seriously. What I was referring to though are corporate IT droids that work on PCs in offices and cubicles (carpeted floors) without taking...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 24th, 2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,319
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Wow, Apple trains on ESD issues? I'm impressed. ...

Wow, Apple trains on ESD issues? I'm impressed. It's unfortunate that many people working on computers are unaware of or don't care about electrostatic discharge. I've never seen an IT person...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 18th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 12,926
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've purchased all the software I'm using. The...

I've purchased all the software I'm using. The caveat is that I'm still using some older software because I haven't bought upgrades for Photoshop CS, which I bought years ago but don't use enough to...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 12th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,690
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I did the same thing at the Toronto store but it...

I did the same thing at the Toronto store but it was right before the Labour Day weekend instead of the Canadian launch date.

So what happens to the display floor iPads when the new model arrives?...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 11th, 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,821
Posted By Amiga2000HD
What kind of changes would you like to see?

What kind of changes would you like to see?
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 9th, 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,947
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The whole bag of hurt comment was with respect to...

The whole bag of hurt comment was with respect to the licensing process for Blu Ray. The licensing process was greatly simplified by the Blu Ray Disc Consortium a whileafter Steve Jobs made that...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 7th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,978
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Same here. I was never expecting a high res...

Same here. I was never expecting a high res screen but Apple didn't increase the flash storage capacities - you can't even put more stuff on the top end iPad 2 than you can on one of the 64 GB first...
Forum: Mac Masters Mar 4th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,821
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I wonder if the guys who got to test the new FCP...

I wonder if the guys who got to test the new FCP are referring to Final Cut Pro only, or the whole package in general (Motion, Compressor, Colour, DVD Studio Pro etc) because it'll be pretty lopsided...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,688
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I don't have a concrete answer for this poll. ...

I don't have a concrete answer for this poll. Basically, I use whatever software that can handle rich text documents on whatever machine I happen to be using at the time. The reason for this is to...
Forum: Mac Masters Feb 28th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,303
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The $64,000 question to my mind is will there be...

The $64,000 question to my mind is will there be Thunderbolt cards for MacPro owners? Since Thunderbolt does use the PCIe protocol, it shouldn't be too difficult to do.
Forum: Mac Masters Feb 27th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,303
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Oddly, I'm more curious about the prototype Avid...

Oddly, I'm more curious about the prototype Avid box they were showing in the second video than I am about Thunderbolt. We know a fair amount about Thunderbolt/Lightpeak but not much about the Avid...
Forum: Photography Focus Feb 25th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Yeah, when I read the description of the process,...

Yeah, when I read the description of the process, the first thing that jumped out in my mind was how similar it is to the way the three colour Technicolor process worked to capture full colour movies...
Forum: Photography Focus Feb 15th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,620
Posted By Amiga2000HD
For still photography: Canon EF Canon A-1 ...

For still photography:

Canon EF
Canon A-1
Canon T-70

Those bodies get used with a bunch of different lenses. My most frequently used are 50mm/1.4 (one bayonet mount, one breech lock),...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'd venture to say it goes further than that: ...

I'd venture to say it goes further than that: The owners of the building apparently thought it was fine to allow such a structurally unsound building be occupied along with the sidewalks immediately...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That was my first thought when I heard about...

That was my first thought when I heard about it...very strange indeed, such a ferocious fire in an unoccupied building with the natural gas feed and the electricity both shut off?

I rode by on the...
Forum: Photography Focus Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That's what I've been finding. I started out...

That's what I've been finding. I started out with four rolls of Fuji Sensia II 100 when I switched over to shooting slides in 2000 and I was happy with the results and then I shot two rolls of...
Forum: Photography Focus Jan 2nd, 2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I started using Kodachrome in 2000 and shot...

I started using Kodachrome in 2000 and shot several hundred rolls of it including all three speeds until this fall. I guess that means I move over to Provia F100 since Kodak doesn't make films that...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 8th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,886
Posted By Amiga2000HD
You can get 1080p off of Blu-Ray discs and for...

You can get 1080p off of Blu-Ray discs and for broadcast purposes, 1080i is HD.

If you want to go over the top, you could pick up a Mac Pro, Final Cut Studio, and one of the Matrox or Aja breakout...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 19th, 2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The real problem is, my situation's not unique. ...

The real problem is, my situation's not unique. Traditionally, most branches electronics and electrical engineering have been deeply involved with computers in some way or other, usually as part of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 19th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,901
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The job of the security was to keep the G8/20...

The job of the security was to keep the G8/20 delegates safe. Anything else was a secondary consideration.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 18th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I forgot some other background information that's...

I forgot some other background information that's necessary to understanding my situation. The high end computing and all the pure electronics stuff, is looked after by a team of electronics...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 15th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Who said anything about uncontrolled personal...

Who said anything about uncontrolled personal devices on the company network? When I manually tap information into Numbers on the iPad, the iPad's not on any network.

When I suck down PDFs from...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 13th, 2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Several people including myself bought iPads for...

Several people including myself bought iPads for pretty much the same reason but the company won't buy them or reimburse the cost. The upshot is it's MY iPad and not the company's so I can do...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 13th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,730
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Some news about Final Cut would be great. As...

Some news about Final Cut would be great. As secretive as Apple likes to be, the requirements of the professional market are different from the consumer market; leaving people hanging indefinitely...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 20th, 2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,393
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I hope there's a selection for "None of the...

I hope there's a selection for "None of the above" on the ballot on October 25th. I don't think any of the candidates would make a very good mayor, including Giambrone while he was still running. ...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 2nd, 2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Amiga2000HD
You can look at the Express Card two ways: If...

You can look at the Express Card two ways: If you need it, it's essential, if you don't need it, it's unnecessary.

When Apple removed the Express Card slot from the 15 inch MacBook Pro, it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 2nd, 2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,715
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Absolutely! It comes down to the individual to...

Absolutely! It comes down to the individual to make their own decision about how useful an iPad is for themselves. I wouldn't let some grumpy old fart wearing a bow tie, who speaks with a squeaky...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 24th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I guess in 2010, with the tons of laptops and...

I guess in 2010, with the tons of laptops and iMacs and Mac Minis etc that have been out for a good long time now, people are starting to forget about hardware expansions that you install inside the...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 24th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Yep! Now remember, you're not supposed to...

Yep! Now remember, you're not supposed to jailbreak your iPhone.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,474
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I honestly don't know if 15 would be too young to...

I honestly don't know if 15 would be too young to work at the Apple store but my suggestion would be to go ahead and apply anyways since the worst thing they can do is say no. You certainly won't be...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Amiga2000HD
What kind of render tasks are you doing?

What kind of render tasks are you doing?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 14th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By Amiga2000HD
You don't buy a $2,500 Media Composer for the...

You don't buy a $2,500 Media Composer for the purpose of doing the same basic job as Final Cut Express though. That's almost like saying the free Sound Recorder program that shipped with Windows...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 12th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Amiga2000HD
A G5 tower will do it, but it won't be fast by...

A G5 tower will do it, but it won't be fast by today's standards. You'd be better off purchasing an Intel Mac if you're going to be buying a machine for editing video, but if you've got a G5 tower...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 9th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I don't know where you get left/right wing...

I don't know where you get left/right wing political ideas out of my post and my general disdain for Information-we-can't-do-anything-Technology people.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 8th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm supposed to feel sorry for an IT guy that's...

I'm supposed to feel sorry for an IT guy that's in jail? I'm sorry, but as far as I'm concerned, there should be a lot more useless IT guys sitting in the slammer.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 5th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'll second the Canon XH-A1s. It's a very good...

I'll second the Canon XH-A1s. It's a very good camera for the money. The limiting factor on quality seems to be the HDV format itself though.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,468
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Why target young people only? I don't...

Why target young people only? I don't understand: why it should be ok for my 60 year old dad to drive home from a wedding and blow into the dead band between .05 and .08 when he got RIDE checked but...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 20,601
Posted By Amiga2000HD
My parents took off on a long, cross Canada...

My parents took off on a long, cross Canada driving vacation when I was 17 and the long form census was sent to my family. Since I was the only one home, I had the pleasure of dealing with the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 24th, 2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Mine was a VTech, an A700 if I remember the model...

Mine was a VTech, an A700 if I remember the model number correctly. I got it back in 2003.



Were those permanently installed car phones set up to work even when the car was turned off and keys...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Even Apple had problems with issues like this a...

Even Apple had problems with issues like this a few years ago. It wasn't XServes, but a batch of iPods that got sent out carrying a Windows virus on their hard drives. Companies that manufacture...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I did it as carefully as I could and I scored a...

I did it as carefully as I could and I scored a 51. I am colourblind, so the low score is no surprise.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 13th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've pretty much sworn off buying new stuff from...

I've pretty much sworn off buying new stuff from Hewlett-Packard. I think the downward slide happened when HP spun off all the good stuff into Agilent. I'd almost be willing to bet money that 99%...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 3rd, 2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Not to mention embellishing the display of seized...

Not to mention embellishing the display of seized weapons that Bill Blair was exhibiting to justify the mess surrounding the G20 by including stuff not related to the G20. I'd expect this level of...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jul 2nd, 2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I read an article about this on the Globe and...

I read an article about this on the Globe and Mail's website. I'm not sure if it's the same article that's on the BBC site, if it's from a wire service, but the way I read it, it indicated that it...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 25th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,026
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The BR Disc Association significantly cut the...

The BR Disc Association significantly cut the complexity of the licensing process since Jobs made that comment. Also, Apple is a member of the BR Disc Association and as one of the largest consumer...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,136
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Everyone at work that has an iPhone, including...

Everyone at work that has an iPhone, including myself, has that problem and we're all constantly bumping the phone in and out of airplane mode or hard power cycling it the odd time airplane mode...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 21st, 2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 8,980
Posted By Amiga2000HD
One of my relatives is a petrochemical geologist...

One of my relatives is a petrochemical geologist and according to him, that's doubly true because the price of oil will become extremely high long before oil ever runs out due to supply and demand...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 18th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I just pulled out my Fido iPhone contract from...

I just pulled out my Fido iPhone contract from when I got my 3G iPhone and checked. It is true - the effective date of the 36 month contract is the expiry date of my previous contract.

The design...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 8th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,191
Posted By Amiga2000HD
512 MB system RAM instead of 256 MB on both the...

512 MB system RAM instead of 256 MB on both the new iPhone and the iPad. That would have given developers a lot more room to build applications that are a single deliverable for both devices, and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 7th, 2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,951
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That essentially supports my position that...

That essentially supports my position that Canadians have not been well served by our politicians in a very, very long time. Steven Harper had a chance to make a break with that past practice but...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 7th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 492
Posted By Amiga2000HD
12:08 PM on a weekday coming soon

I can just see it now.

[Sound of telephone ringing]

Amiga2000HD: Hello, Amiga2000HD technical services.

Caller: Oh, hello. I've got a problem.

Amiga2000HD: Ok. What's going on?
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 2nd, 2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,700
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I think I'm going to sit out the 4G iPhone since...

I think I'm going to sit out the 4G iPhone since I have just under two years left on the contract for my 3G one. I'll definitely consider the next iPhone though.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,677
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I seriously question the explanation that holding...

I seriously question the explanation that holding the G8 and G20 meetings in the same weekend across two different locations that really aren't, especially given the size of Canada, that far apart is...
Forum: Anything Mac May 26th, 2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I guess I was just surprised by the number of...

I guess I was just surprised by the number of posts because there was a lot of noise when Apple added HDCP to the operating system and implemented in the graphics cards a couple of years ago, plus...
Forum: Anything Mac May 26th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Jarooda's bang on the money. All you guys who...

Jarooda's bang on the money. All you guys who thumbs downed the lack of an HDMI port, none of you realized there's copy protection issues involved with those?

Now, a self terminating loop through...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 23rd, 2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,807
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The question of track layout's been answered so...

The question of track layout's been answered so I'll leave that aside.



That's about right, the Teac X1000-R and X2000-R machines both for big money, still. They're excellent machines. One of...
Forum: Anything Mac May 22nd, 2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,574
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Excellent. Professional applications are...

Excellent. Professional applications are essential to the long term viability of a computer platform. Having said that, I seriously hope Apple doesn't water Final Cut Studio down into some unusable...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 20th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Actually, the utility guys have a saying, "Not...

Actually, the utility guys have a saying, "Not grounded, not dead" If you come in contact with live electricity, you really, really, really do not want to be grounded. That way, you won't complete...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 20th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By Amiga2000HD
My experience and the experience of most of my...

My experience and the experience of most of my electronics and electrical engineering friends including one who did work as a regulator in the US, has been that government regulators that are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 20th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Sadly, private utilities aren't much better. A...

Sadly, private utilities aren't much better. A few years ago in New York City, Consolidated Edison had a string of fried pets due to electrical leakage from their equipment and a number of killed...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 18th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm sadly amused that stun guns are considered to...

I'm sadly amused that stun guns are considered to be either lethal or non-lethal weapons depending on what the police find most convenient at any given time.

I wish I could make up the rules as I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Six weeks is a fast timeline to do that. ...

Six weeks is a fast timeline to do that. However, the timing would be perfect for Steven Harper because that would put the passage of DMCA North into law right before the G20 conference, which would...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 17th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,169
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Funny you mention those LaCie failures. I had to...

Funny you mention those LaCie failures. I had to deal with a 3:30 AM Final Cut emergency yesterday morning and among other issues, a LaCie Firewire drive's power pack hiccuped and caused the drive...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 12th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,548
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It's true: My grandfather had a great story about...

It's true: My grandfather had a great story about how the troops in his company in World War II begged and begged for him to promote an awful engineer to get him out of their hair. He ended up...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Both, he Quicktime inspector shows both the...

Both, he Quicktime inspector shows both the specified frame rate of the file and the actual frame rate that the playback's currently running at.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Yes, you can see the playing frame rate if you...

Yes, you can see the playing frame rate if you open the inspector window in Quicktime. Command-I is the short way from the keyboard.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 2nd, 2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,803
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The way I look at it, this is a good thing. For...

The way I look at it, this is a good thing. For the first time, an affordable video distribution format for consumers has enough resolution to convey movie images accurately enough to include the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 21st, 2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Yes, one of the first things I did was a PRAM...

Yes, one of the first things I did was a PRAM reset and it didn't change anything. It really looks like the optical input's truly toast.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 20th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By Amiga2000HD
PowerMac G5 optical input failure

Went to make a recording today and couldn't get any input. Lo and behold, the optical digital output's available in the sound preferences but is not listed as an input. Patched the optical cable...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 12th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,851
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Good grief. I wouldn't be surprised if this was...

Good grief. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case. If true, that Rogers would prefer to earn $0 on wifi only iPad sales than earn something from the 3G version even if it isn't one of their...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 6th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,272
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Same here. Nothing's been announced...

Same here.

Nothing's been announced regarding 3G iPad data service in Canada and I don't need another telecommunications bill, so tethering an iPad to my existing iPhone whose data plan is already...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 4th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,741
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I think I recall reading over on the itnerd.com...

I think I recall reading over on the itnerd.com blog that Rogers extended the free tethering until May. I don't think we'll hear anything official until closer to May if Rogers has any changes in...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 4th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm surprised that media management wasn't on the...

I'm surprised that media management wasn't on the bulleted list of complaints. Media management's definitely my biggest frustration with iTunes and I wish Apple would do something about it. I know...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,350
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I think it should be pointed out that Jobs made...

I think it should be pointed out that Jobs made the bag of hurt comment regarding the technology licensing issues before Sony and the Blu-Ray consortium simplified the licensing system for the...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 20th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By Amiga2000HD
To add to the list, I've got a big MEH about some...

To add to the list, I've got a big MEH about some bugs in FCS 3's version of Compressor and Qmaster. For now, until a couple of FCS 3 patches come out, Final Cut Studio 2 is the safer bet for a...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 18th, 2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Exactly - that's why the importance of getting a...

Exactly - that's why the importance of getting a second opinion whenever something sounds fishy, regardless of the source, can't be overstated.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 12th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Heck, there are people who are wondering if they...

Heck, there are people who are wondering if they abandoned Final Cut Studio!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,655
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I live down the street from Yonge & Davisville,...

I live down the street from Yonge & Davisville, so I'm thinking I can sit my camcorder on one of the tables by the window in the Tim Horton's and point it so it looks across the street from TTC...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It would depend on the quality of the device you...

It would depend on the quality of the device you use to capture the video on your computer. The Sony DVD recorder could be better than your capture box or vice versa.

I don't think there are any...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 7th, 2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm intrigued about the punishment that was...

I'm intrigued about the punishment that was assigned:



What is she going to write in that essay about what she's learned from the experience? Considering what she could write about the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 5th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,655
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Sinc's post ignores two important issues: 1)...

Sinc's post ignores two important issues:

1) The comment about employees in the private sector being history with respect to unions is specious. Unions and the problems associated with them are...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Amiga2000HD
A tale of two printers

I had to take two printers to the recycling depot a couple of years ago. Both were Hewlett Packards.

One was a 21 year old Laserjet Series II that was still making printouts that were as good as...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 27th, 2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 29,335
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Screen share Mac to iPad?

Wouldn't it be great if Apple made an iChat screen sharing or remote desktop like client for the iPad, so you could use it to drive your Mac remotely from anywhere in the house?

That'd essentially...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm not a fan of that nonsense from Rogers...

I'm not a fan of that nonsense from Rogers either. When I moved into my apartment, there was already a Rogers cable outlet so all they needed to do was set up the configuration on their end for the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've got Rogers digital cable (and I'm paying the...

I've got Rogers digital cable (and I'm paying the stupid digital service fee for it too, even though they don't provide analogue as an option for new customers).

I don't like the Quick Start thing...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,827
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I don't know where to begin or end with Ryerson...

I don't know where to begin or end with Ryerson but I could write a book about that place. Just thinking about that place or their graduates makes me want to pull my hair out and scream.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Yes, I remember that very well. I was a...

Yes, I remember that very well.

I was a student at the time and I was working part time doing two 12 hour long night shifts every weekend to pay my way through college. Every dollar counted, and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,290
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've got Rogers and I know what my usage is so...

I've got Rogers and I know what my usage is so there's no problem there. However, I don't know what my roommate's usage is. On an individual basis, when you know that nobody else is using your...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 8th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,832
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It would take a 300 watt amplifier to double the...

It would take a 300 watt amplifier to double the volume output of your system, and that's a fairly affordable power level if you buy used. I don't know how well your speakers or your neighbours...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 8th, 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,832
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I seriously need to get off my rear end and start...

I seriously need to get off my rear end and start committing the design for the 5,000 Watt LeaseBreakerNeighbourPisserOffer monoblock power amplifier that requires its own dedicated 240 volt circuit...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,832
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Ok, it's confession time. I read the thread...

Ok, it's confession time. I read the thread front to back and replied to the first M-Audio post I came across without realizing that a fair number of people later on. I hope nobody feels offended...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,832
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Uh-oh. Do you still have your receipt/warranty...

Uh-oh. Do you still have your receipt/warranty information for those? You'll want to hold on to that for your own protection. Going by personal experience* and the anecdotal reports on the M-Audio...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 5th, 2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,172
Posted By Amiga2000HD
There's no substitute for being an educated...

There's no substitute for being an educated consumer but that doesn't automatically mean it's open season for retailers to take advantage and rip people off when they come across a customer that's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 4th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,848
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Video breakout boxes in general do provide a...

Video breakout boxes in general do provide a small amount of timebase correction to deal with some amount of analogue video source problems but there are two issues that come up:

1) A $1500 IOHD...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,145
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Interesting; I might have to take a look after...

Interesting; I might have to take a look after work sometime this week...

They've got a damn good deal on a Mac Pro on their Clearance page: Apple Clearance...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 3rd, 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,848
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Bsenka: No, Macfury didn't encounter any...

Bsenka:

No, Macfury didn't encounter any working Macrovision. The low quality video tapes he was using was causing the Canopus box's Macrovision protection to engage when it shouldn't have been. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 25th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Use it in the world's biggest BB gun and you'll...

Use it in the world's biggest BB gun and you'll shoot more than just your eye out!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 24th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,684
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Apparently I need to correct myself. Last...

Apparently I need to correct myself.

Last night was the immediate family's gathering because of schedule conflicts with my sister and I for tonight. Pretty much as soon as I got in the door, my...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 23rd, 2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,684
Posted By Amiga2000HD
What my family usually does is pretty convoluted:...

What my family usually does is pretty convoluted: First, have a dinner with just the immediate family on the 24th, but no gifts are opened. Then, on Christmas morning, we open gifts that are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,649
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The Ontario government needs to think hard about...

The Ontario government needs to think hard about these two points and keep their implications in mind if they decide to sell/long term lease out any Crown assets:

1) An asset can only be sold...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 14th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,645
Posted By Amiga2000HD
There's one record cover I can think of that's...

There's one record cover I can think of that's missing from that gallery -

One of the stores just north of the Eaton Centre in Toront (I think it was Le Chateau but I'm not sure) has an...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 14th, 2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Yes, Amigas were great machines. It's a shame...

Yes, Amigas were great machines. It's a shame they didn't make it through the 90s. I really owe a lot to what I learned about computers on the Amiga 500 and 2000 that I had.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 11th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By Amiga2000HD
If we're going to do a poll on the environmental...

If we're going to do a poll on the environmental impact of running Christmas lights, let's at least do it correctly.

Let's make some changes:

1) Power consumption is measured in Kilowatt...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 7th, 2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Sounds like the camera's tape servo's gone out of...

Sounds like the camera's tape servo's gone out of adjustment.

If you've got a DVD recorder or are willing to buy one (cheap) you could get a working used 8mm video camera (cheap) and transfer the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 2nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,645
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That's funny. In all seriousness, I'm having a...

That's funny. In all seriousness, I'm having a hard time figuring out what to get people for Christmas. One of my relatives tried charitable donations a couple of years ago and that flew like a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 2nd, 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,364
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've heard bits and pieces over the years about...

I've heard bits and pieces over the years about how the Toronto Humane Society treats its volunteers badly. My sister was raked over the coals by them when she got interrogated to see if she was fit...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 28th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,645
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Christmas definitely has its dark side that hides...

Christmas definitely has its dark side that hides in the shadows beyond the lights and fancy decorations and the pervasive, 24/7 Christmas music that some of the radio stations play.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 26th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,811
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It hasn't happened to me yet. Whenever I get...

It hasn't happened to me yet. Whenever I get questioned about the Mac, I just explain that I've been using multiple platforms including Windows for many years, that I'm comfortable using different...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 13th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

There was another article about the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in the technology emails the Washington Post sends out daily that I subscribe to. Canada's involved with the negotiations and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Amiga2000HD
[QUOTE=John Clay;892588]I'd rather my tax dollars...

[QUOTE=John Clay;892588]I'd rather my tax dollars be spent on useful things, like a working transit system{/QUOTE]

I saw the news when I got on the subway to go home from work, on one of those...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,203
Posted By Amiga2000HD
CRTs aren't on the list? There are still a good...

CRTs aren't on the list? There are still a good number of CRT televisions out there...

The comment about the Pioneer plasma TVs costing a fortune is bang on. My parents bought a 60 inch one this...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 4th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,272
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I thought Bell would give Rogers/Fido a run for...

I thought Bell would give Rogers/Fido a run for their money and make them compete for customers but then I read the plan table and I thought it was pretty anemic.

What disappoints me with the Bell...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 4th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,645
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Uh oh. You're right, it is the beginning of the...

Uh oh. You're right, it is the beginning of the season and the 24/7 Christmas music on those easy rock radio stations and in every store is going to start any day now. A fully loaded iPod's about...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 31st, 2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I did that as soon as it rebooted; upgrading the...

I did that as soon as it rebooted; upgrading the existing 10.5 installation seems to have worked but I haven't had a chance to put the machine through it's paces yet. The only thing I've found...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm finally installing Snow Leopard

I got delayed buying Snow Leopard since I was busy with a lot of other stuff but I finally managed to pick up a family pack. I'm installing it on my 13 inch MacBook Pro right now, upgrading on top...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 23rd, 2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,164
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've got several stories that come to mind that...

I've got several stories that come to mind that I'd like to share but I'll have to post again later when I've got a bit more time. In the mean time, here's the story about most embarrassing time...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,230
Posted By Amiga2000HD
WSIB in Ontario's something else. I've never...

WSIB in Ontario's something else. I've never dealt with them but it was in the newspapers a while ago that they'd been caught giving rebates to employers that had on the job fatalities. Maybe...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Amiga2000HD
One of my co-workers has Keurig machine, which...

One of my co-workers has Keurig machine, which he's highly recommended to me but I only drink tea at home so I haven't bought one.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,230
Posted By Amiga2000HD
According to one news story I saw on Yahoo, the...

According to one news story I saw on Yahoo, the hostage taker did it so he could tell his story.

WTF did the Workers Compensation Board do to the guy to push him to do an armed hostage taking to...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By Amiga2000HD
No, you use the best tool for the job. You are...

No, you use the best tool for the job.
You are going to have to accept the fact that in some cases, the best tool may not be the newest tool. Sometimes this includes computers.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I don't know how Apple's implemented it, but if...

I don't know how Apple's implemented it, but if you can feed the Displayport input while the iMac in the back's still running, you could feed the iMac's screen from a MacPro and use the iMac's...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The simple things we take for granted on that...

The simple things we take for granted on that Pentium 75 system that let its operator turn around client work very quickly and accurately are far more cumbersome and time consuming to perform on the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 21st, 2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Have you noticed that CHCH...

Have you noticed that CHCH has..........................................................................had a lot o-o-o-o-o-f-f-f-f-f................audio gggggggglitches lately?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I had to help fix an old AST Pentium 75 with 8...

I had to help fix an old AST Pentium 75 with 8 megabytes of RAM and 500 MB hard drive yesterday. This system runs a specialized DOS program. When it's out of action, a modern PC running XP and a...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,057
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Wow, time does fly. I was thinking about that...

Wow, time does fly. I was thinking about that yesterday when I realized my oldest emails in Thunderbird are now five years old. Back in 2004 I was considering buying a G4 iBook as my first Mac but...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 21st, 2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,348
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I might buy a Magic Mouse, but I'm going to wait...

I might buy a Magic Mouse, but I'm going to wait a while first for reviews to come in and see if any reliability issues emerge after the disappointment with the Mighty Mouse trackball reliability...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Are you kidding? Dialup's one of the most...

Are you kidding? Dialup's one of the most reliable ways to get data from point A to point B! I'd leave the dialup capability in place as a backup system, just in case.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 13th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By Amiga2000HD
When I worked security to put myself through...

When I worked security to put myself through college, it was routine for the guys to zoom in on cute girls with tilt/pan/zoom cameras and stare at them on the monitors in building security offices,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 2nd, 2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I've got both books, the Beginning Mac OS X...

I've got both books, the Beginning Mac OS X Programming[/I] by Michael Trent and Drew McCormack and the Cocoa Programming For Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegrass.

As the others have suggested, you'll...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 2nd, 2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,555
Posted By Amiga2000HD
One of my friends works a night shift with a guy...

One of my friends works a night shift with a guy who has a loud radio blaring all night, and one of the guy's favourite shows is "Coast To Coast AM". It's a terrible show and all they do is talk...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,530
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Let's put it out to a popular vote: Who would...

Let's put it out to a popular vote: Who would have preferred to see Bombardier not make a sale?

No successes please, we're Canadian...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 24th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By Amiga2000HD
This is what Blu Ray discs were made for

The home theatre system's coming along nicely - I just watched David Gilmour playing the Royal Albert Hall on my 50 inch plasma TV via a Play Station 3 to test it out. Audio playback was over my...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 21st, 2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Also keep in mind that H1N1 is the trendy medical...

Also keep in mind that H1N1 is the trendy medical issue of the day that doctors and nurses are too quick to diagnose. Back in July, my roommate was suffering from severe exhaustion and aches and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 10th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I'm just wondering when we'll see an actual...

I'm just wondering when we'll see an actual improvement in local programming from the various broadcasters. Hell, they hardly make any original content much less local content as it is now!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 10th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Also keep in mind that the board may already have...

Also keep in mind that the board may already have their purchasing channels in place via contract tenders etc. that could include a purchase agreement with MDG.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 7th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Computer Vandalism

When I was in middle school (the school only had grades 7 and 8), most of the classrooms had a pair of Burroughs Icon computers that were networked to a large classroom in the basement that had about...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By Amiga2000HD
At first glance, this doesn't look like a very...

At first glance, this doesn't look like a very good development. The last thing that anybody wants to watch is yet even more advertising on TV. If the stations start increasing the amount of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 29th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I guess the size is a relative thing. My current...

I guess the size is a relative thing. My current iTunes library's encoded in Apple Lossless, which knocks the size down about half, and it's about 70 GB now but I'm still working on importing all my...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 29th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Santana's self titled album's also very good - I...

Santana's self titled album's also very good - I sometimes have that one turned up pretty loud.

I enjoy trying out new music too. I bought Van Morrison's live album, "A Night In San Francisco" a...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,629
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Probably the best mouse I've ever used was a 560...

Probably the best mouse I've ever used was a 560 dpi three button one that I bought for my Amiga something like 11 years ago. That was a responsive, precise mouse and having the third button user...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,328
Posted By Amiga2000HD
That's an academic point - you either have to...

That's an academic point - you either have to upgrade from Tiger or Leopard because those are the only two versions of Mac OS that run on Intel that Apple released to the public, or perform a fresh...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 28th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I bought the 10.5 family pack a few days after it...

I bought the 10.5 family pack a few days after it came out and waited a little while to see what shook out, then loaded it. So, I started out with 10.5.0 even though I didn't upgrade right away.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 28th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Do you think it might be a shift in demographics...

Do you think it might be a shift in demographics that's responsible instead? A lot of people I know aren't interested in high end, pretentious traditional suit and tie restaurants and that's got to...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 21st, 2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By Amiga2000HD
On the topic of Hewlett-Packard, HP used to build...

On the topic of Hewlett-Packard, HP used to build good laser printers at one time but I've been disappointed by the build quality of most of their current laser printers and all of their inkjet...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 14th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The last paragraph pretty well summarizes the...

The last paragraph pretty well summarizes the situation: outside of large urban centres, the TV broadcasters haven't been installing ATSC transmitters and that means once analogue's shut off in 2011,...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I think you've made an extremely important point...

I think you've made an extremely important point that hasn't been mentioned yet: There is a tremendous amount of value in experience.

In the later half of the 1990s, I spent money in high school...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 7th, 2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,786
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Fuzzy Item #1: You're doing fine so far! ...

Fuzzy Item #1: You're doing fine so far!

Fuzzy Item #2: Definitely correct - this is something to be aware of not just for the shaft plug adaptors. Power adaptors that use connectors with...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 6th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Amiga2000HD
What kind of source material are you using? ...

What kind of source material are you using?

I'll second the recommendation for DV if you're using MiniDV and ProRes 422 for high definition content.

One thing I'll strongly recommend against...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 3rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,938
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Even though the conversation's drifted all over...

Even though the conversation's drifted all over the place, it's interesting to see that the general consensus among the professionals is that machine's aren't being replaced unless the absolutely...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 31st, 2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,938
Posted By Amiga2000HD
This is a tricky survey to answer since there's...

This is a tricky survey to answer since there's no option that covers having a mixed fleet.

MacBook Pro laptops are popular at work. Buying Mac laptops only really took off relatively recently...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,413
Posted By Amiga2000HD
The same need for an appointment caught me by...

The same need for an appointment caught me by surprise just after the 13" MacBook Pro came out when I tried to buy one and I commented on it a while ago in the PC Mag Editor's Son Switches...
Forum: Photography Focus Jul 29th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,326
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It's been a while since I've done black and white...

It's been a while since I've done black and white photography. I used to shoot some Agfa Scala black and white slide film but the number of labs that process it has declined. Toronto Image Works...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,578
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Even if it did happen, the new competing...

Even if it did happen, the new competing passenger service would still run up against the same limitations to speed imposed by CN's infrastructure.

A lot of people don't understand that mainline...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 24th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By Amiga2000HD
For me, it'd be an expensive upgrade since I'd...

For me, it'd be an expensive upgrade since I'd have to replace the G5. The disappointing thing is, they scrapped PPC support despite the notable omission of mention of the package being ready to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Just to continue the bullet points: - Intel...

Just to continue the bullet points:

- Intel only, same with the new Logic. I guess that's the end of the line for the any of the high end G5 systems that are still in use.
- Has it been recoded...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Electric heat's something I'd rather not...

Electric heat's something I'd rather not have...especially considering the bills.

Anyhow, borrowing from that technical project's scalability design, use the X10's relay to switch 120 VAC to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 23rd, 2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Ah, home automation... A couple of guys I...

Ah, home automation...

A couple of guys I went to electronics school and I built a home automation system for our technical project. It was quite well developed too, you could dial in with a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 20th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,563
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Not relevant to the main topic of the article,...

Not relevant to the main topic of the article, this little snippet near the bottom caught my attention:

His only complaint, and thank goodness he had at least one, was his experience at the Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 10th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Final Cut Express is conceptually similar to...

Final Cut Express is conceptually similar to iMove HD - all you need to do to put together a basic movie is mark your in and out points in your clips and drop them into the timeline in the sequence...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 8th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I own a dual processor 2.0 GHz G5 and a 2.53 GHz...

I own a dual processor 2.0 GHz G5 and a 2.53 GHz 13" MacBook Pro.

The primary machine is the G5.
Forum: Photography Focus Jun 26th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,824
Posted By Amiga2000HD
It looks like Kodak got the lens right, which is...

It looks like Kodak got the lens right, which is good considering that it is the most important part of the camera, but the power issues? Kodak blew it with a DC voltage regulator to keep a lid on...
Forum: Photography Focus Jun 25th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,310
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I was having that discussion about Kodak's...

I was having that discussion about Kodak's current product lineup with some friends of mine who are also heavy Kodachrome users. We call it the "GM School of Business Management", the approach that...
Forum: Photography Focus Jun 25th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,310
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Kodak's been their own worst enemy for years. ...

Kodak's been their own worst enemy for years.

I've shot Kodachrome pretty much exclusively since 2000, with a very rare roll of Fuji E6 film thrown into the mix. If I were to change over to...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 21st, 2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 75,214
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I wouldn't say it requires special skills either...

I wouldn't say it requires special skills either to do the soldering work, but the troubleshooting and part substitution's above of the capabilities of most people I know. If I had a dollar for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 17th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 75,214
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Nicely done - bringing back dead electronics by...

Nicely done - bringing back dead electronics by making parts substitutions and circuit board mods is a skill that very few people have.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 17th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,138
Posted By Amiga2000HD
I think these are excellent questions and I'm...

I think these are excellent questions and I'm curious to hear an answer too.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 12th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,112
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Some good music and web access by wifi on an iPod...

Some good music and web access by wifi on an iPod Touch plus a big ice cream cone while on the beach in Goderich sounds really nice right now. It's been a few years since I've been out that way.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,138
Posted By Amiga2000HD
iTunes movie rentals are good for watching on...

iTunes movie rentals are good for watching on computers with small displays, smaller TVs and people like my parents who bought a 60" Pioneer plasma television and feed it a standard definition...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,986
Posted By Amiga2000HD
No - at first glance, it seems that's a good idea...

No - at first glance, it seems that's a good idea but the problem is, all of the breakout boxes use Firewire and need uninterrupted access to the computer to prevent audio or video glitches. The...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,986
Posted By Amiga2000HD
Oddly enough, I keep hearing those same rumours...

Oddly enough, I keep hearing those same rumours about Avid, too.




Now we get to the meat of the issue: Is the purpose of the 15 inch MacBook Pro to cater to upscale consumers with money to...
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