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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 15th, 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10,074
Views: 300,886
Posted By elmer
Bembo

Bembo
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 12th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By elmer
The Ottawa Linux Symposium

Hi folks,

Hello to those who remember me from years ago.

I haven't posted here lately. I guess I had a Mac phase a few years ago and I'm not currently an OS X or iOS user. I am typing this on...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 9th, 2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,032
Posted By elmer
I am not using Lion, because: * it would break...

I am not using Lion, because:
* it would break my CS2 and some games
* Aperture 3 already has Full Screen, and that's the only app I use that needs it
* I use Chrome and see no reason to use...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,928
Posted By elmer
I don't come here often anymore, but this phrase...

I don't come here often anymore, but this phrase on the front page of ehMac sure caught my attention.
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 21st, 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By elmer
SOLD - for $200

SOLD - for $200
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 15th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 0
Wanted To Buy Macbook
Views: 689
Posted By elmer
please delete

withdrawn
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 15th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 0
Wanted To Buy Intel iMac or Mac Mini
Views: 825
Posted By elmer
please delete

withdrawn
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 15th, 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By elmer
Price reduced - hoping to sell quickly.

Price reduced - hoping to sell quickly.
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 12th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By elmer
Post 17" iMac G5 iSight 1.9 GHz with 2.5 GB DDR2

17" iMac G5 iSight 1.9 GHz with 2.5 GB DDR2
Macally ikey keyboard
Apple Mighty Mouse
Includes installed legal software with original media, including iLife '06 with GarageBand, OS X 10.4, and...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 24th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,669
Posted By elmer
I just have to say ... $29 bucks sounded like a...

I just have to say ... $29 bucks sounded like a great deal until you factor in the $200 Photoshop upgrade. Sorry, no deal, at least not at the moment.
Forum: Anything Mac May 21st, 2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,373
Posted By elmer
Apple, a religion as far as your brain is concerned

Well, it's nothing new - we've all heard terms like the Mac Cult, etc. But I thought some of you would appreciate this little blog entry by Chris Matyszczyk, that popped up in my Google Reader list...
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS May 2nd, 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Wanted To Buy 1st-gen iPad 16GB Wifi
Views: 1,244
Posted By elmer
WITHDRAWN: 1st-gen iPad 16GB Wifi

Looking for 1st-gen iPad 16GB Wifi
on second thought, nevermind
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 14th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By elmer
A (possibly incendiary) poll

I haven't posted here in a while, but I remember an eclectic mix of Canadians on here. Here are nine questions I am curious to know your opinions on.

These are true or false questions. I would...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 9th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By elmer
Before I read this, I did almost that - I just...

Before I read this, I did almost that - I just shut down and unplugged all cables and left it for five minutes. It seems to be okay now!

thanks to both of you for responding
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 9th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By elmer
iMac 27" Late 2009: fan on high constantly

Since a couple of days ago, my iMac is constantly running the fans.

Components inside are report at 33-52 degrees Celsius. (I don't know if this is high or not - I'm guessing not).

This did not...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,593
Posted By elmer
Yeah, this sounds like one of the more...

Yeah, this sounds like one of the more substantial improvements. I wonder if it works with Rosetta? It will be interesting to see if it has any limitations, but it should be a very nice feature.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 7th, 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By elmer
Still sounds like Apple messed up - they should...

Still sounds like Apple messed up - they should not have made the "receipt checking" optional.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By elmer
11 things that keep me on the Mac

The other day I was talking to someone and my brother mentioned to them that I was a long-time Mac guy. I did a double-take. Hmmm, I thought - that is somewhat true (at least from our perspective -...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,749
Posted By elmer
There's some kind of new animation in the dock...

There's some kind of new animation in the dock when an app is downloading...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 6th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,749
Posted By elmer
Including people with PowerPC. At first I was...

Including people with PowerPC. At first I was thinking, great! Now I can update iPhoto/iMovie on the Intel iMac and Garageband on the G5 iMac! Oh well.

The bargain price on Aperture is gonna...
Forum: Miscellaneous Jul 20th, 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By elmer
Pentax AF360FGZ Flash - SOLD

Full-featured Pentax flash for film and digital.
AF360FGZ - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site (http://www.pentaximaging.com/accessories/AF360FGZ/)

SOLD

Pickup in Aurora or Concord.
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Dec 1st, 2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By elmer
Samsung 1100p+ 21" CRT: $30

Samsung 1100p+ 21" CRT

Was $600 new, but that was quite a while ago :)

Great quality monitor for someone starting into graphic design.

VGA
Max 1600x1200 resolution

The monitor is set to...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 24th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,663
Posted By elmer
This does not work for me in Tiger - Command-A...

This does not work for me in Tiger - Command-A has no effect.



This works for me with Photoshop CS2 - not as many options in the dialog, but it does the trick. Thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac May 25th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By elmer
Sorry - I was condescending and off-topic there. ...

Sorry - I was condescending and off-topic there.

As you were...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 25th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By elmer
Can you try removing and re-inserting the RAM? ...

Can you try removing and re-inserting the RAM? It may have come loose.
Forum: Anything Mac May 25th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,663
Posted By elmer
Tried this on Tiger (i.e. Preview version 3.0.9)....

Tried this on Tiger (i.e. Preview version 3.0.9). It just prints one of the images. Allows you to choose which image you want to print in the Print dialog.
Forum: Anything Mac May 25th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,085
Posted By elmer
Regarding these types of cheques, I use them at...

Regarding these types of cheques, I use them at times with no problems, to reduce my overall interest rate on temporary debt. The "catch" is simply that if you don't pay it off within the 6 month...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 9th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,960
Posted By elmer
Firefox or Flash 9 CPU hog

With Contests | EZRock (http://www.ezrock.com/contests) open, top shows Firefox taking around 20%, even if the top banner has finished animating, i.e. only one or two small banners are updating once...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By elmer
Apple finally lets us in on who's been passing...

Apple finally lets us in on who's been passing them all their forward-thinking ideas:
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,615
Posted By elmer
This seems to be the product people love to dis. ...

This seems to be the product people love to dis. Rarely do we see so much negative hype.
On futureshop.ca, even though the product's not shipping yet, there are already 115 so-called "customer"...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,580
Posted By elmer
About 50 years worth. So how long might...

About 50 years worth.

So how long might the Flash drive in a (pricey) MacBook Air last? | Technology | Guardian Unlimited...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 17th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,580
Posted By elmer
Yes. Visually different. It's sort of hidden...

Yes. Visually different. It's sort of hidden underneath, so it's more out of the way and contributes to the overall clean, no wires effect. It's the only laptop I've seen where the cable...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 17th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,580
Posted By elmer
I don't think a class of potential Mac users, who...

I don't think a class of potential Mac users, who I hope will wear the name Airheads with pride, needs to be labelled as technologically ignorant just because they would never think of watching a DVD...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,580
Posted By elmer
Wireless network anywhere = Airport Express

Wireless network anywhere = Airport Express
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,615
Posted By elmer
It's hard to tell without knowing more details. ...

It's hard to tell without knowing more details. There's a lot more to a drive than just a bucket of data. You are paying for the ability to quickly and randomly access any of the data and transport...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,615
Posted By elmer
Continuous backup to a 1TB 802.11n NAS kind of...

Continuous backup to a 1TB 802.11n NAS kind of replaces the backup and extended storage application of Firewire.

But a lot of camcorder users will have to think twice. Huh - I guess WiFi...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,615
Posted By elmer
This drive is much higher density and probably...

This drive is much higher density and probably faster as well. It's also on the leading edge of consumer products. I don't think it's a weird price at all.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 15th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,615
Posted By elmer
$1000 for SSD is funny, but people paid a lot of...

$1000 for SSD is funny, but people paid a lot of premium for black Macbooks and things like that, so I'm sure they'll sell some. It's a real milestone.

They should sell lots of Time Capsules with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,031
Posted By elmer
My brother has a DLP - it has problems with...

My brother has a DLP - it has problems with latency in games. I don't know if it's representative, of course.

Well, the LCDs are finally getting into the price range I consider reasonable for a...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By elmer
Check here for candidates: Linux on Laptops...

Check here for candidates:
Linux on Laptops (http://www.linux-laptop.net/)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 21st, 2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,797
Posted By elmer
NeoOffice is the easiest thing I found to do mail...

NeoOffice is the easiest thing I found to do mail merges. I also like the usefulness of "frames" in it, for making custom labels. I own Office v.X though and use it for most other things. Six of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 25th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By elmer
Bingo. :)

Bingo. :)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 25th, 2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By elmer
bash script question

I want to make a cron job that downloads a web page using wget and archives it using git, daily. Can someone with more expertise help me out?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 9th, 2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,794
Posted By elmer
It has it (actually a newer spec of HDMI than...

It has it (actually a newer spec of HDMI than what the XBOX has), but it is not enabled by default and doesn't come with the cable:
PS3 Timesaver Tip: HDMI Not Enabled At First - Gizmodo...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 2nd, 2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,460
Posted By elmer
I was wondering where I heard of tritium before,...

I was wondering where I heard of tritium before, and then it occurred to me: Tritium - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Tritium)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 20th, 2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,432
Posted By elmer
I don't look like this: ...

I don't look like this:
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7250/mypetie8.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 14th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By elmer
I second that, Moscool. Most people...

I second that, Moscool.

Most people shouldn't bother trying to secure their network these days. Securing access to a network is essential for a business with employees who may unknowingly breach...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 13th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,753
Posted By elmer
Not to start a flame war, but that's not really a...

Not to start a flame war, but that's not really a fair comparison, is it? Redhat 9 is 4 years old. These might be more appropriate:

64 Studio (http://64studio.com/)
Fedora Core 7
Ubuntu 7.04...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 13th, 2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,126
Posted By elmer
Wake me up when Safari for Linux comes out.

Wake me up when Safari for Linux comes out.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,393
Posted By elmer
It's a good thing to run once in a while. Not...

It's a good thing to run once in a while. Not greatly necessary if you are a light user, unless you are having problems.

That's a bad sign. Better do as it says.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By elmer
It's already gone as far as I'm concerned: UNO...

It's already gone as far as I'm concerned: UNO (http://gui.interacto.net/)
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,898
Posted By elmer
FYI, Firefox 2 can do this with an add-on.

FYI, Firefox 2 can do this with an add-on.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,619
Posted By elmer
By the way, Apple, this is 2007 - do ya really...

By the way, Apple, this is 2007 - do ya really still need to take the whole store down just to change one product??? :rolleyes:
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,086
Posted By elmer
dfsdirect.ca...

dfsdirect.ca (http://dfsdirect.ca/product.cfm?ProductID=2010)
$239 off-lease Optiplex GX270

* P4 2.2GHZ PROCESSOR
* 256MB RAM
* 40GB HARD DISK
* FLOPPY DRIVE
* CD ROM...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,272
Posted By elmer
Anyone who actually runs Windows ME should not be...

Anyone who actually runs Windows ME should not be writing about technology.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 29th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By elmer
The 100-Dollar-Laptop, or "Children's Machine"...

The 100-Dollar-Laptop, or "Children's Machine" uses 512MB of NAND flash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAND_flash#NAND_memories) instead of a hard drive....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 22nd, 2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By elmer
I think the killer app for mobile video is...

I think the killer app for mobile video is YouTube. Little (free) videos that everyone just has to see. And the way to get them should be WiFi and/or Bluetooth directly, not through a computer. ...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 18th, 2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,598
Posted By elmer
I don't support either format, I still love DVD

I don't support either format, I still love DVD
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 8th, 2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By elmer
Yes. And, there is a neat "Free4All" mode where...

Yes. And, there is a neat "Free4All" mode where you just play on half the ice with all four of you trying to score on the computer goalie. And in that mode you can have all the players heads be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 8th, 2006, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By elmer
Been there, done that this month, thank you. How...

Been there, done that this month, thank you. How about you?
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6913/imgp5559fv8.jpg
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7266/imgp5575bo5.jpg
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 8th, 2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,591
Posted By elmer
At first I thought you were joking. Then I was...

At first I thought you were joking. Then I was reading this thread's continuation and found myself looking at the Similar Threads section, and realized that's what I must have done - I didn't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 7th, 2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By elmer
Gamecube: NHL '05: I finally figured out how to...

(edit: sorry should have mentioned: EA Sports)
Get the highest penalty killing average in the league over one season
This is a goal in the Dynasty mode, usually after 3 or 4 years.
I made lots...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 7th, 2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,591
Posted By elmer
My colleague, a fellow software programmer, calls...

My colleague, a fellow software programmer, calls Linux, Mac and Windows evil, depending on which one is misbehaving on a given day. I think we should all live by his example.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 7th, 2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,641
Posted By elmer
Forgive me if I exaggerate too much, but... ...

Forgive me if I exaggerate too much, but...
People chat because they have something in common...
Lots of people here put their Mac in their signature...
Being proud of what you own, tool or not,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,641
Posted By elmer
Consumerism is the reason we are all here at this...

Consumerism is the reason we are all here at this site - because buying Apple products is part of our identity.
Scary, huh?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 30th, 2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By elmer
Firefox on XP works fine for me with the new...

Firefox on XP works fine for me with the new interface. I love how easy it is to delete messages. Being able to go to the next message with the down arrow key is really nice too.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 27th, 2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By elmer
Very nice, but kinda buggy on IE 6, Win XP (fully...

Very nice, but kinda buggy on IE 6, Win XP (fully patched, of course)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,778
Posted By elmer
My .Mac subscription renewed a week ago :(

My .Mac subscription renewed a week ago :(
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 10th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By elmer
I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd...

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd chime in here and check back in with a little review in favour of the iMac.

Just to make you miss the Mac some more...

I made the investment in a...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 26th, 2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,223
Posted By elmer
I'm mostly impressed with the Pentax K10D...

I'm mostly impressed with the Pentax K10D (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/pentaxk10d/).
But um, I just realized what Quad-Core Xeons and Terabyte XServes are for:
Hasselblad H3D - 39 Megapixel...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 19th, 2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By elmer
You don't need 1.5 GHz to write a thesis on. ...

You don't need 1.5 GHz to write a thesis on. Save your money. Get what you need when you need it. A good Mac experience can be had with anything that runs Mac OS X 10.3 Panther or later, with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 70,237
Posted By elmer
I am reading The Bonehunters...

I am reading The Bonehunters (https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?p=369118&highlight=bonehunters#post369118) ... :-o I'm starting to wish there was more than ten planned, lol
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,048
Posted By elmer
iWeb add-ons?

For those who helped me with the site with admin access I wanted to make, thanks - I ended up using content management tools built-in to the site, so it wasn't so much of a big deal after all. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 1st, 2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By elmer
Insert biblio reference, eh? Well, you could...

Insert biblio reference, eh?
Well, you could try LaTeX, but I'm not sure it's worth it just to have that ability :D
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 1st, 2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By elmer
Thanks everybody :)

Thanks everybody :)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By elmer
Thanks :) I will look into all those things.

Thanks :) I will look into all those things.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By elmer
Nope, don't have plenty of time. But as I said,...

Nope, don't have plenty of time. But as I said, zero budget, so "hiring" and "Dreamweaver" don't really fit the bill. I am a fast learner though...

My ehMac search turned up DokuWiki...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 31st, 2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By elmer
Web design kickstart needed

I would like to develop a small, lightweight website with PHP or Javascript. The page would have about 5 segments, each with a few links to subpages, and I would like to provide the ability for...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By elmer
Intel-only, or Universal? (the "native"...

Intel-only, or Universal? (the "native" OpenOffice.org, not NeoOffice, which is Java)
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By elmer
Apple rips off my avatar ;)

http://www.apple.com/macpro/
The "Fastest Mac Ever" is fast enough to split my avatar into four pieces! ;) :D

(for those who don't know, this has been my avatar for a year or two. And of course...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Aug 17th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,402
Posted By elmer
Haven't seen that problem, but are all the songs...

Haven't seen that problem, but are all the songs checked in the check box in the left column? If songs are not checked they are not included in smart shuffle.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 7th, 2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By elmer
Exactly what I need (USB of course). They are as...

Exactly what I need (USB of course). They are as cheep as $60 at TigerDirect but Mac support is nowhere mentioned.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 4th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,308
Posted By elmer
Yeah, it's still an option, but... Pentax K110D...

Yeah, it's still an option, but...
Pentax K110D with kit lens $799 (http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ItemsDisplay?catalogId=10001&departmentId=10404&itemID=174007&categoryId=10429)...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 1st, 2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 70,237
Posted By elmer
I'm on Midnight Tides (first time). And I've got...

I'm on Midnight Tides (first time). And I've got two friends to start the series as well :)
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 17th, 2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,319
Posted By elmer
I think it's unethical to suggest that something...

I think it's unethical to suggest that something as meaningless as this is unethical.:cool:
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 16th, 2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By elmer
The one that came with my iMac is great. I...

The one that came with my iMac is great. I wouldn't pick it over one of those similarly priced Logitechs or Microsofts though. I agree that the side buttons need too much force. I really like how...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 13th, 2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,095
Posted By elmer
Now that you can run Windows on new Macs, I have...

Now that you can run Windows on new Macs, I have some hope of switching my parents and siblings...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 12th, 2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,095
Posted By elmer
I imagine my story's kind of typical, I don't...

I imagine my story's kind of typical, I don't know.

Played around with Linux off and on, and was impressed with stability and responsiveness compared with Windows which I was dual-booting. Plus I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By elmer
Here's a handy link...

Here's a handy link (http://www.wikihow.com/Degauss-a-Computer-Monitor) about degaussing. Note the warnings at the bottom before following any steps.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,765
Posted By elmer
I suppose you could create subfolders based on...

I suppose you could create subfolders based on categories ...
As long as it's all within Applications everything should work the same I would think, right?
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By elmer
"You know, the polls don't get people out to the...

"You know, the polls don't get people out to the caucus and the polls don't give people health care. The polls aren't going to put people back to work."
" I'm -- you know, I don't place stock in the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,366
Posted By elmer
I like Dashboard. Very quick access to weather,...

I like Dashboard. Very quick access to weather, Dictionary/Thesaurus, World Book, Google, Address Book and a Sticky.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By elmer
I notice it has the same average seek time of the...

I notice it has the same average seek time of the 5400 rpm drives: 12ms
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,364
Posted By elmer
Is it just me, or did they not even use decimal...

Is it just me, or did they not even use decimal numbers back then? So if it was written (maybe it was only heard), then backwards would have looked like IVXLCD, would it not? ;)
Therefore the LCD...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 5th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,597
Posted By elmer
Um, is this related to that other thread I saw...

Um, is this related to that other thread I saw here today ... "Have you ever kissed a computer?" ?
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 1st, 2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By elmer
A $500 DSLR is a certainty within the next year,...

A $500 DSLR is a certainty within the next year, I'd say.

The Pentax K110D kit coming out next month will be under 600 USD, MSRP, that's $660 CDN.

That's MSRP, at introduction, including a kit...
Forum: Anything Mac May 31st, 2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By elmer
The thing people who don't play console most...

The thing people who don't play console most often don't realize about it is that the graphics get better every year that the console is out - because the software gets better. And you can still...
Forum: Anything Mac May 31st, 2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By elmer
Not that I don't game on my iMac; I do. I just...

Not that I don't game on my iMac; I do. I just couldn't justify spending $$$ on making sure it played the latest games, vs. buying console stuff. I guess it's also partly that I prefer couch and...
Forum: Anything Mac May 31st, 2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By elmer
$1450 MacBook + $500 Xbox 360 fully loaded =...

$1450 MacBook + $500 Xbox 360 fully loaded = $1950, will run games released in 2005 through 2009 probably

or, ...
$2000 MacBook Pro + $$$ RAM + $$$ Windows XP, will run games released this year...
Forum: Anything Mac May 30th, 2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By elmer
Microsoft Hardware makes some of the best mice,...

Microsoft Hardware makes some of the best mice, as far as I'm concerned.
Forum: Anything Mac May 30th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,847
Posted By elmer
Seems pretty much par for the course. You'd get...

Seems pretty much par for the course. You'd get the same service from Futureshop's Product Service Plan.
Forum: Anything Mac May 25th, 2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,893
Posted By elmer
If a firmware update turns on fans more and fixes...

If a firmware update turns on fans more and fixes it, as the article claims, then this would be a repeat of the Rev A 12" Powerbook G4, which I experienced.
Forum: Anything Mac May 22nd, 2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By elmer
I just ran into this myself - imported mpeg from...

I just ran into this myself - imported mpeg from a digital camera and I get no audio because iMovie is too stupid to demux it. Makes Apple's iLife marketing seem like such a lie. :(
Forum: Anything Mac May 17th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 25,185
Posted By elmer
Actually, look at this picture: ...

Actually, look at this picture:
http://flickr.com/photos/inju/148164434/

I think the white power adapter makes it look better. The laptop itself stands out, and its shape is unbroken by the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 17th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,944
Posted By elmer
Why does Levis use brown thread on black jeans? ...

Why does Levis use brown thread on black jeans? :)
Forum: Anything Mac May 17th, 2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 25,185
Posted By elmer
The black MacBook is definitely a fashion...

The black MacBook is definitely a fashion statement, especially since it's matte, which shows off its lack of imperfections. A really cool mod to it would be to obliterate all markings including the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 12th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By elmer
I went with G5 because I don't want to pay to run...

I went with G5 because I don't want to pay to run an emulator. Almost everything I do would have been running under Rosetta with the associated performance hit and potential bugs, for the lifetime...
Forum: Anything Mac May 11th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By elmer
Yep. :)

Yep. :)
Forum: Anything Mac May 10th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,602
Posted By elmer
"targeted"? You're too kind. I think this was...

"targeted"? You're too kind. I think this was done by an artificially intelligent virus spawned when lightning struck a festering collection of "-1"-modded slashdot posts.
Forum: Anything Mac May 4th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By elmer
Photoshop Elements can work with RAW and DNG if...

Photoshop Elements can work with RAW and DNG if you download the ACR plugin.
DNG is a common lossless compressed file you can generate from any RAW file. It changes my Pentax RAW files from 11MB to...
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,562
Posted By elmer
It would be nice if they told you more about what...

It would be nice if they told you more about what specific drives they are, but generally a faster hard drive is a good speed boost for starting apps, and apps that handle a lot of data, eg....
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,924
Posted By elmer
Sounds like someone should create the official...

Sounds like someone should create the official "cover over your Mac's Apple logo with this..." sticker, start a company, and Profit.
Forum: Anything Mac May 2nd, 2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,924
Posted By elmer
Check out the Mac Sightings thread: ...

Check out the Mac Sightings thread:
https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=2922
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 14th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By elmer
Thanks for the replies. FYI, 10.4.6 seems to...

Thanks for the replies. FYI, 10.4.6 seems to have fixed this. It was losing it after just a remount.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 12th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,445
Posted By elmer
DELL Financial Services sells refurbished DELLs...

DELL Financial Services sells refurbished DELLs with no CDs. Refurb Mac places in the US sell Macs with no CDs.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Apr 12th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By elmer
The only thing that will impress me now is a...

The only thing that will impress me now is a wearable computer with subvocal voice interface, or something literally the same as Minority Report.

I love my new iMac G5, but it's pretty much the...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 9th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,444
Posted By elmer
Spotlight Privacy Setting

I set my cloned backup drive as one of the drives to not index in Spotlight Privacy preference. But when I eject the drive it disappears from the list, and when I plug it back in it starts indexing...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Posted By elmer
edmonton and Pelao, thanks. vapour, I still...

edmonton and Pelao, thanks.

vapour, I still have the 21" CRT, but I'm not sure how much I'm going to use it. How stable is that monitor spanning hack, anyway? I am a big fan of the DS viewfinder...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Posted By elmer
$1270 ... although ... I made buying their...

$1270 ... although ... I made buying their extended warranty a bargaining chip, otherwise it would have been $1300. Now don't flame me, everybody - I happen to like their warranty service better...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Posted By elmer
My New iMac G5

Yay! I just got a final revision 17" G5 iSight iMac. There were still a couple more at Futureshop in Markham, last time I checked. I finagled a new one for less than the price of refurb.

I...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,620
Posted By elmer
Hmmm... seems to be right on topic... ;) Or as...

Hmmm... seems to be right on topic... ;) Or as Chretien would say, "a proof is a proof is a proof."
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,620
Posted By elmer
I think you should make me an offer on my Samsung...

I think you should make me an offer on my Samsung :)
https://www.ehmac.ca/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=6319&sort=1&cat=500&page=1

Does anyone think my colour accuracy will go down if I...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 15th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By elmer
Welcome and congratulations :) Make sure you...

Welcome and congratulations :)
Make sure you check out the Cool Free Mac Software Thread (https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=23912&highlight=software) for some downloads once it arrives. And ......
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By elmer
Swish?

I'm possibly taking over management of a Swish-based website. SwishMAX only runs on PCs. What are my options?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By elmer
Yep, go directly to http://2004.quicktaxweb.ca

Yep, go directly to http://2004.quicktaxweb.ca
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,805
Posted By elmer
``Everything that I've learned about computers at...

``Everything that I've learned about computers at MIT I have boiled down into three principles:
Unix: You think it won't work, but if you find the right wizard, he can make it work.
Macintosh: You...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By elmer
I'm working on a network attached storage server...

I'm working on a network attached storage server project. I'm testing SATA controllers and I need disks that won't slow me down. One example is a 4-disk RAID5 array, looking for overall performance...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By elmer
Question SATA RAID drives

Is the Western Digital 10,000 rpm Raptor still the ultimate for RAID performance? Cause they've been around for a while...

Who cares how small they are - I just want to talk performance.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 20th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By elmer
Alright, you've got me. One more suggestion...

Alright, you've got me. One more suggestion though...

Rosegarden is free, and you can install it using Fink. (http://fink.sourceforge.net)

http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 20th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By elmer
Sibelius, for the love of God!!!!!! Try it...

Sibelius, for the love of God!!!!!!

Try it at least. It's incredibly intuitive and you get professional-looking results with flexibility.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 16th, 2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By elmer
Google, these days

Interesting what comes up if you enter essentially an empty search into Google.

If you just don't put anything in the search box, Google gives you no results, it just stays at the home page.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,204
Posted By elmer
False.True. Operating system emulation is still...

False.True.
Operating system emulation is still emulation. The performance hit is much less, but the compatibility/stability/support/real-time-dynamics/API-incompleteness issues still exist.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By elmer
Maybe you were looking on the Canadian site? ...

Maybe you were looking on the Canadian site? It's on the US site, as already stated:...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By elmer
I don't think you can play Final Fantasy 7,8,9......

I don't think you can play Final Fantasy 7,8,9... on a Mac anyway ;)
Why not wait for Playstation 3? I'm sure that will destroy a single core G5 in gaming.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By elmer
:clap: Agreed. But best look into the "What are...

:clap: Agreed. But best look into the "What are ehMac'ers reading right now?" thread in the "Everything Else" forum for distraction.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By elmer
Get it, worry about RAM later. It will be an...

Get it, worry about RAM later. It will be an upgrade even without the RAM. For "listening to music, uploading music to iPod, surfing the net, the occasional video viewing and word processing" you...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By elmer
Just taking myself as an example... fellow...

Just taking myself as an example... fellow amateur...
I used the built-in expert calibration. I have a decent CRT. I use AdobeRGB everywhere, except I convert to sRGB for the web. I turn on...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 6th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By elmer
Using NeoOffice will solve your fonts problem. ...

Using NeoOffice will solve your fonts problem.
No UNIX knowledge needed.
Its OpenOffice X11 that needs the warning - the proof is above, where you've been asked to use fondu (a command line tool).
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,905
Posted By elmer
I think you can do it in NeoOffice.

I think you can do it in NeoOffice.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,384
Posted By elmer
Nice to meet you. Actually we already have a...

Nice to meet you. Actually we already have a thread about your site:
https://www.ehmac.ca/showthread.php?t=36451

Personally I think it would be great for switchers, because you wouldn't have to...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By elmer
I don't have so much hope, the way I read the...

I don't have so much hope, the way I read the Adobe announcement. In that case they'd also be saying, "Look, we changed our regular release schedule and released the next major version of our...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,778
Posted By elmer
The worst part of this news, from my perspective,...

The worst part of this news, from my perspective, an amateur who just bought Photoshop CS2:
So those wanting Intel versions are going to be paying to upgrade to the next version, CS3 for example. I...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By elmer
Well, MacDoc, seems like your predictions of...

Well, MacDoc, seems like your predictions of PowerPC and Intel coexisting for a while are coming true...
Perhaps someone should merge this with the thread that has the official announcement from...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 1st, 2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,372
Posted By elmer
Here's a clue if you want to try something with...

Here's a clue if you want to try something with Terminal:
http://www.osxfaq.com/tips/unix-tricks/week40/thursday.ws

Try on something unimportant first.

Or Google:"mac os x" "batch rename" and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 1st, 2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 27,597
Posted By elmer
Quick tip for "such and such application is...

Quick tip for "such and such application is unstable"...
Run Preferential Treatment (http://homepage.mac.com/jonn8/as/html/pt.html).
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By elmer
The 360 view of the phone on that site is nice...

The 360 view of the phone on that site is nice and smooth, with great lighting. Better than the Apple Hardware VR galleries.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By elmer
Looks like prices for PowerBooks are already...

Looks like prices for PowerBooks are already dropping since the MacBook Pros are coming soon ...
G4 PowerBooks are on sale at Futureshop: 15" at $2000 (one left)

BTW, today's the last day for...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,056
Posted By elmer
Some people need just an iBook G4 for...

Some people need just an iBook G4 for Photoshop/Illustrator, some need Quad G5. It depends on the amount of work.
I do a little graphic design volunteer work in Photoshop, and I process hundreds of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 30th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By elmer
mycatsnameis, I agree. Someone should do a...

mycatsnameis, I agree. Someone should do a real-world benchmark using that idea. Rip a CD and import DV to iMovie at the same time for instance. People might do such a thing in real life. They...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 30th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,383
Posted By elmer
I'm all for lobbying companies to be more...

I'm all for lobbying companies to be more environmentally friendly. But choose your battles. Ask for digital delivery, not smaller boxes.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,383
Posted By elmer
If the contents of the package break, they become...

If the contents of the package break, they become garbage as well. Robust packaging saves waste.
Also, most of the boxes I've seen don't contain a high weight of packaging material. The bulk of a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,383
Posted By elmer
I don't see how anyone can say that iLife '06...

I don't see how anyone can say that iLife '06 costs more than an equivalent app from a competitor. Especially since there is no equivalent app.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,747
Posted By elmer
I'll just quote one of the comments on the...

I'll just quote one of the comments on the MacDailyNews page by Lance. I noticed the same thing. Titles are misleading.There's a good deal of sarcasm in the article, which apparently MacDailyNews...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,383
Posted By elmer
But hey now. If you use different sized boxes...

But hey now. If you use different sized boxes for everything it makes more work for the packers. Which means the packing floor needs to be cleaned more often (because of more foot traffic). Which...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,452
Posted By elmer
That's good news. Contrary to the ThinkSecret...

That's good news.
Contrary to the ThinkSecret rumour which says the opposite:
http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0601intelearly.html
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By elmer
If you don't have anything to contribute, carry...

If you don't have anything to contribute, carry on. :cool:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,498
Posted By elmer
Stay at home families need some daycare too; it's...

Stay at home families need some daycare too; it's good for the kids' development. Besides, stay-at-home families already have benefits that dual-income families don't have, for instance, the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,714
Posted By elmer
Unfortunately, we are now electing Conservatives...

Unfortunately, we are now electing Conservatives like Darrel Reid.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrel_Reid
(emphasis added)
This is what happens when you take the Reform Party, rebadge it as the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,498
Posted By elmer
Giving out $1200 bonuses is not going to make...

Giving out $1200 bonuses is not going to make more workable locations for childcare magically appear. It'll simply up the bidding war to get each of the few childcare spaces, of varying quality,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By elmer
I don't understand. I click on the iMac 20-inch...

I don't understand. I click on the iMac 20-inch 2GHz for $1299, and it takes me to the refurbished section on the Canada Apple Store, which I'm already familiar with, and there is no such product on...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By elmer
It is a vector drawing program ... I don't know...

It is a vector drawing program ... I don't know what competitors there are, well, besides Illustrator, Corel Draw and PSP ... :D
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By elmer
It used to be for Mac. It's not new, they just...

It used to be for Mac.
It's not new, they just bought it.
You can download it for free here:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14792
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By elmer
Cons, Libs and Bloc are interested because PR (at...

Cons, Libs and Bloc are interested because PR (at least partial) benefits Canada, and they are all Canadians.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,826
Posted By elmer
None of those things have anything to do with the...

None of those things have anything to do with the fact he was 'parachuted'. My point stands. In fact I imagine he may have been defeated if the media attention had been focused on these more...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,826
Posted By elmer
For those who don't like the parachuting of...

For those who don't like the parachuting of candidates, consider this. If you are a new immigrant yourself, who would you vote for? The old boys club guy from the pub downtown, whom granny respects...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,498
Posted By elmer
Low income earners already get a GST rebate. Why...

Low income earners already get a GST rebate. Why not raise the minimum income tax exemption instead? It hasn't increased in ages. The great thing about the GST is that it's unavoidable. Even Paul...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,705
Posted By elmer
Kind of a restrictive deadline ... end of March...

Kind of a restrictive deadline ... end of March or it all goes to charity??
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By elmer
Here's an easy way: ...

Here's an easy way:
http://www.imaginethissold.com/how_it_works.html

They take professional quality pictures of your stuff and sell it on consignment basis essentially through eBay. They have of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 70,237
Posted By elmer
Thanks for the recommendation. When I want...

Thanks for the recommendation. When I want lightweight I might burn through another Terry Pratchett, who makes me laugh almost as much as Douglas Adams. Hopefully I'll get to GGK in a few months. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By elmer
Any speed increase in Photoshop?

Any speed increase in Photoshop?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 23rd, 2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 70,237
Posted By elmer
Totally with you on Erikson, Macdoc. I'm reading...

Totally with you on Erikson, Macdoc. I'm reading a fantasy, 950 pages, second in the series: Steven Erikson, "Deadhouse Gates". He's an anthropologist, and it shows. Many cultures, gods and...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By elmer
I don't think you'll get that much. Such a...

I don't think you'll get that much. Such a system with such a price has been listed for two months:
https://www.ehmac.ca/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=4661&sort=1&cat=all&page=5
And this...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,853
Posted By elmer
How much RAM and how fast? What speed of hard...

How much RAM and how fast? What speed of hard drive?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By elmer
Most people wouldn't find this worth the hassle...

Most people wouldn't find this worth the hassle of swapping computers. More RAM kinda makes sense if your aspirations really are this simple (why not skip the hard drive?). However, if you think...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,806
Posted By elmer
This is true. Dual core and dual CPUs are not...

This is true. Dual core and dual CPUs are not 100% efficient (doubling the CPUs doesn't offer double the performance).[/QUOTE]But the thing people always forget is that these Dual systems also come...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,517
Posted By elmer
Get the nicest G4 you can afford, but wait until...

Get the nicest G4 you can afford, but wait until the ehMac'ers who have preordered MacBook Pros start to receive their Visa bills, and then negotiate with them :) Quite a few PowerBooks and iBooks...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,876
Posted By elmer
If you clone using PsyncX there is an option to...

If you clone using PsyncX there is an option to not delete things that are on the drive you are cloning to. Maybe you could just do that. Clone from the internal to the external with the no-delete...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 20th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By elmer
Just found this HUGE list of Mac links, with...

Just found this HUGE list of Mac links, with popularity ratings:
http://macpicks.com/a/mpk/FLS.pl?srch=showall777
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By elmer
Learn some more here: (ignore the current issue...

Learn some more here: (ignore the current issue which is under construction, but past issues are there)
Journal of Memetics (http://www.jom-emit.org/)
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By elmer
I just want to say, congratulations on using the...

I just want to say, congratulations on using the word "meme" in a thread title :D
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 20th, 2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By elmer
It does work for smart phones, but now that I...

It does work for smart phones, but now that I look at it, that particular phone is not on the list. For Samsung, only these models are supported:
SPH i600, SCH-i600 Smartphone, MITS M400, NEXiO...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,706
Posted By elmer
Actually that's Quad-Core G5/2.5GHz Power Mac vs...

Actually that's Quad-Core G5/2.5GHz Power Mac vs Single-Core Dual G5/2.5GHz Power Mac. Surprisingly, they make no mention of cache. The Single-Core Dual G5 had 512KB L2 cache per core. The Quad...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,432
Posted By elmer
I use a DLINK because it's cheap and has an...

I use a DLINK because it's cheap and has an antenna port that I got a good antenna for. Full bars reception throughout the house.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,212
Posted By elmer
Generally, upgrades (2GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive)...

Generally, upgrades (2GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive) are worth nothing to most people, and quite a lot to a few people. So if you get no bites, assume there is no one in the second category, then choose...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,993
Posted By elmer
Yep, looks like you'll need The Missing Sync...

Yep, looks like you'll need The Missing Sync (http://www.markspace.com/products.html)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,261
Posted By elmer
iCab seems to handle javascript differently than...

iCab seems to handle javascript differently than others, so you might try that if you're looking for a browser that doesn't crash.

Some things to think about:
Installed any new fonts lately?...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By elmer
Maybe try taking out different sticks of RAM to...

Maybe try taking out different sticks of RAM to see if it's a RAM problem. Sometimes RAM only exhibits problems under stress.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,571
Posted By elmer
Try VueScan (http://www.hamrick.com/) for free. ...

Try VueScan (http://www.hamrick.com/) for free. If that works, then you know it's a software or driver problem.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,175
Posted By elmer
It's not new - I saw it months ago. And as has...

It's not new - I saw it months ago. And as has been said it is not an easter egg, it is Google-bombing.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By elmer
One thing to keep in mind is that the CPU is...

One thing to keep in mind is that the CPU is really only one small part of the power consumption. In 2002, here was a typical breakdown:
Pentium M CPU: 10%
LCD: 27%
Chip set: 12%
hard drive: 8%...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,889
Posted By elmer
Amazing ... shocking. But at least the lens...

Amazing ... shocking. But at least the lens mount is still alive; that's the important thing I guess. In fact it's really as if Sony bought them. Just the brand name is going to disappear, which I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By elmer
I'm actually pretty amazed that Rosetta is as...

I'm actually pretty amazed that Rosetta is as fast as it is. 45% of prevous speed, for an emulator, is great. It's pretty cool that bootup time is cut in half, as well.
BTW, I wonder how many...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,538
Posted By elmer
Revelstone Mordant Construct Logos

Revelstone
Mordant
Construct
Logos
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,115
Posted By elmer
Here's a Photoshop CS2 result with the Intel Core...

Here's a Photoshop CS2 result with the Intel Core Duo vs. Athlon 64 X2 and Pentium M:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2648&p=9

Keep in mind this is not done on a Mac. For...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 18th, 2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,310
Posted By elmer
I'll tell you one thing: Intel Core Duo smokes...

I'll tell you one thing: Intel Core Duo smokes the Pentium M, which is what most PC laptops are using:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2648&p=9
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,705
Posted By elmer
I am smug. Not too smug, but just smug enough. ...

I am smug. Not too smug, but just smug enough. I am smug about all the virus problems I have avoided in the years I have been using a Mac. Doesn't mean I'm making any predictions about the future....
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By elmer
Besides which, the drivers for this hardware...

Besides which, the drivers for this hardware would have to be recompiled to work on Intel also. This type of thing is probably a big reason why the Pro towers will be last to come out, I think. But...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By elmer
I think you're referring to "Start...

I think you're referring to "Start OpenOffice.app" which is just a wrapper that runs the real OpenOffice program, located somewhere else
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 16th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By elmer
I use NeoOffice because I had trouble printing...

I use NeoOffice because I had trouble printing and using some fonts with OpenOffice.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 14th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,115
Posted By elmer
For better Photoshop performance at a budget,...

For better Photoshop performance at a budget, maybe see what Dual G4 towers are available with fast drives. See if you can lease one or something if it's too much!
The "more reliable part" you'll...
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