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Forum: Anything Mac May 8th, 2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By BlueMax
Idea for external mini graphics: MXM

People are using that Thunderbolt for all kinds of makeshift expansions... surely Apple could create and offer a smaller, cleaner, "cooler" version! Instead of bulky PC cards, why not tap into the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 8th, 2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By BlueMax
Momentus XT 750GB Pro: faster Cons: ...

Momentus XT 750GB

Pro: faster
Cons: louder and uses more power (battery drainer for lappys.)

New 500/1000 SSHD
Pro: lower price, cooler, quieter
Con: slower reading/writing of non-cached...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By BlueMax
I really hope I don't regret this... :o

I really hope I don't regret this... :o
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By BlueMax
Oh I know. ;) But where else would I get an...

Oh I know. ;) But where else would I get an HONEST answer about one model being the one "spoiled apple"?

The 4850 graphic system runs hot... this might result in an iMac with louder fan noise...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By BlueMax
Is the 27" iMac (i5 2.66 HD4850) a good machine?

I have the option to trade my PC for the above iMac... but it's a 1st-gen i5 and the Radeon 4850... is this a solid, silent machine?
Any hardware problems of note or other reason not to make the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 23rd, 2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By BlueMax
The newest generation just came out, the Seagate...

The newest generation just came out, the Seagate SSHD in 500 & 1000GB sizes (desktop models over 1TB to follow.)

I'm seriously considering one for my older-gen mini.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 16th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BlueMax
I figured as much, which is why this wasn't my...

I figured as much, which is why this wasn't my first stop.

I'd rather experiment first before shelling out the cash for a used iMac or old Pro.

Maybe kijiji will yield a cheap gem. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 16th, 2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BlueMax
OSx86? I have 10.4.10 discs...

I have a quad-core Dimension 9200 w/6GB RAM and I'm holding MacOSX 10.4.10 discs in my hand. Any tricks to making this work? I tried booting directly but it daid it doesn't support my CPU (maybe I...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 16th, 2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,862
Posted By BlueMax
By removing discrete graphics they were able to...

By removing discrete graphics they were able to offer four cores instead of two... the HD4000 is no slouch either, equal to my GeForce GT430. More people will benefit from the huge CPU speed boost,...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,415
Posted By BlueMax
Hyperthreading is a good thing! While not as...

Hyperthreading is a good thing! While not as good as a second full core, the hyperthreading "core" fills in the gaps to make the processing far more efficient. In multi-threaded apps, you WILL see...
Forum: Anything Mac May 5th, 2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,658
Posted By BlueMax
I found ONE shop that sells MXM modules but it's...

I found ONE shop that sells MXM modules but it's overseas and they're not cheap.
Forum: Anything Mac May 5th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,658
Posted By BlueMax
Would opening the LCD to put in your own SSD void...

Would opening the LCD to put in your own SSD void the warranty?

Almost a moot point for me... apparently I don't already know enough about macs to work at the Apple store. ;) I might not be...
Forum: Anything Mac May 5th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By BlueMax
Haven't the graphics in the iMac ALWAYS been an...

Haven't the graphics in the iMac ALWAYS been an MXM module (for discreet parts)?
Forum: Anything Mac May 4th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,658
Posted By BlueMax
Whooooooooa.... as much as I'd love the new...

Whooooooooa.... as much as I'd love the new one's video card, that's a tasty price!
Forum: Anything Mac May 4th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,658
Posted By BlueMax
The new iMac comes with a Radeon 6970!!! That's...

The new iMac comes with a Radeon 6970!!! That's LEAPS AND BOUNDS better video performance! I couldn't be happier!

I'll buy one with the i7 as soon as I get my job at the Apple store. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac May 4th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,821
Posted By BlueMax
oops - wrong thread.

oops - wrong thread.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 7th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,467
Posted By BlueMax
Now would be an appropriate time for me to say...

Now would be an appropriate time for me to say how much I loathe "line dancing". :)

How many bets say this was a management decision to make Microsoft seem "cool".
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 6th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By BlueMax
Boy I sure hope the password doesn't snag me...

Boy I sure hope the password doesn't snag me up... I'll have to keep it as-is or get a legal copy of OS-X somewhere. I think I have an old one in the shop...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 6th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By BlueMax
Well I bought it and brought it home. :) Mind...

Well I bought it and brought it home. :) Mind telling me how I go about that account stuff? I'm still new to macs. In the meantime, I'll try on my own.

Thanks, all!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By BlueMax
Thank you - and that used mac site confirms the...

Thank you - and that used mac site confirms the $600 value. Now the big issue is if I can do a factory refresh without OS discs?

Thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 5th, 2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By BlueMax
Some questions about this iMac C2D 20" x1600... HELP!

I have a chance to buy an iMac using store credit and can then resell it for cold hard cash. specs:
Core2Duo 2.16GHz
3GB RAM (I have spare DDR2 to make this 4GB of faster RAM)
250GB hard drive...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,608
Posted By BlueMax
The 27" model has so many pixels - it BEGS for a...

The 27" model has so many pixels - it BEGS for a massive video upgrade! The problem is the heat the higher-end models create, so I suggest the solution of SLI/Crossfire. On a 27" model, surely...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By BlueMax
100% correct. Sorry, OP - there's just no way.

100% correct. Sorry, OP - there's just no way.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By BlueMax
If you lived in Alberta, I'd buy it (not for...

If you lived in Alberta, I'd buy it (not for $500!) :) It's still a dandy kitchen PC and I miss the lampshade G4 I sold.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,261
Posted By BlueMax
All this talk about shipping RAM in from faraway...

All this talk about shipping RAM in from faraway places...?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 20th, 2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,261
Posted By BlueMax
Don't you have a local computer shop??

Don't you have a local computer shop??
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 19th, 2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,261
Posted By BlueMax
2 months for some lousy RAM?? That's crazy...

2 months for some lousy RAM?? That's crazy shipping time! :ptptptptp

Oops... wait... you'll be ORDERING in ~2mos. hee hee! :o

Good choice... that's a $100 upgrade that's worth it!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,261
Posted By BlueMax
If you've got 4GB (2x2gb?) you should have two...

If you've got 4GB (2x2gb?) you should have two empty slots. Why not pick up a 2x4GB pair for under $100 and have 12GB total? That's real nice!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 17th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,618
Posted By BlueMax
Good question... I need to redo mine from 2007/8...

Good question... I need to redo mine from 2007/8 so I'm in a similar boat...

I know the codes are gone, all I want to know is if this is a good, reliable, respected tax program! I've got some...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
You have graphics settings on MAX or just...

You have graphics settings on MAX or just default? I want "pretty" AND "smooth". ;)

I'm on The Scryers, alliance side. ;) Still on my first toon after a good year... no, I'm not L85 yet. ...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 16th, 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
LOL - I'm not "in" yet. Don't want to jump the...

LOL - I'm not "in" yet. Don't want to jump the gun, but I'd hate to order one with my EPP only to have a new version with a video upgrade come out a week later. ;)

Seriously, the 5750 is just...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 15th, 2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
Oh I'll hold out... that many pixels DEMANDS a...

Oh I'll hold out... that many pixels DEMANDS a video upgrade!

However, I REFUSE to buy anything with a touch-screen! I hope that rumour is false!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
I can't wait until JUNE?!!!?! *chewing nails*...

I can't wait until JUNE?!!!?!
*chewing nails*
*climbing walls*

:yikes:
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
And the boss at Calgary's Apple store said they...

And the boss at Calgary's Apple store said they won't have iPad2's until the 25th...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 14th, 2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
World o' Warcraft takes a bigger graphics card to...

World o' Warcraft takes a bigger graphics card to run at max settings, now that Cataclysm gave it a graphics boost. The 27" monitor has a loooootta' pixels!

That update site you mentioned had...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By BlueMax
Any chance of a new 27" iMac soon?

The reason I ask is because I'm a good candidate for working at the Apple store. (A ~20 year PC convert is nice to have.) ;)

I'd immediately buy a 27" iMac for myself, but I'd hate myself if a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 13th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,826
Posted By BlueMax
The "stack" (or equivalent) just makes the most...

The "stack" (or equivalent) just makes the most sense! No clutter, and a 2-3 terabyte increase as opposed to all that trouble for lousy ~100GB increase on the internal drive. Plus a 3.5" drive is...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,739
Posted By BlueMax
Matte all the way... glossy is for when you want...

Matte all the way... glossy is for when you want to look at yourself instead of what you're typing. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By BlueMax
1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HDD, SuperDrive,...

1.25GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HDD, SuperDrive, Internal Speaker, 17" (very good but not flawless condition.) KB/mouse
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By BlueMax
LOL - by saying I couldn't find a buyer, one...

LOL - by saying I couldn't find a buyer, one showed up today! He got a bargain of my monster (of a G4 anyway) at $250.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By BlueMax
I'm having a hard time getting that for my...

I'm having a hard time getting that for my high-end G4 lampshade in Calgary...
...though there's plenty of sob-stories asking for $50-100 because they have no job, etc. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By BlueMax
Boy, that's like saying there's no difference in...

Boy, that's like saying there's no difference in artwork because it's only coloured paint on a swatch of fabric. ;)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Mar 7th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,675
Posted By BlueMax
YouTube - Sesame Street: Song: There's An App...

YouTube - Sesame Street: Song: There's An App For That (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhkxDIr0y2U&feature=player_embedded)

My speculation... :lmao:
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,294
Posted By BlueMax
I like the idea of a digital picture frame, but I...

I like the idea of a digital picture frame, but I use mine as a kitchen PC.

When it's on, it charges my iPod, tells me the time (with a pretty female voice) and plays movies while I'm...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By BlueMax
My strongest tech-emotion is reserved for my...

My strongest tech-emotion is reserved for my original Tandy 1000, but now that I finally own a mac, I'm really starting to appreciate it. My work of art, the iMac G4 lampshade (17" 1.25GHz 1.5GB...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
And here's a bit of an insult to the mini - The...

And here's a bit of an insult to the mini - The Dell Zino has a quad-core processor, blu-ray and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 discrete graphics... for the same price as a regular mac mini.

The mac...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
Yeah, but now you're leaving the integrated...

Yeah, but now you're leaving the integrated graphics and going to dedicated video.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
The much larger cache on them has done wonders...

The much larger cache on them has done wonders for me... I didn't see all that much improvement going to SSD, with the exception of moving giant files around.

This was on my Win7 PC and it boots...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
Rather than twin laptop drives, I'd almost prefer...

Rather than twin laptop drives, I'd almost prefer one 3.5" HDD like the Dell Zino.

Then you could have a 2TB "green" drive in there giving you tons of space for the same price as a single 500GB...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
If only they'd move up to the 330M GT which is...

If only they'd move up to the 330M GT which is still mobile.... a VERY nice upgrade!

Whoa... nVidia has lots of new laptop/IGP chipsets!
Notebook PC - NVIDIA GeForce GPUs for Notebook PCs...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
If they used the absolute VERY latest Intel...

If they used the absolute VERY latest Intel graphics, they're not bad... equal to the NVIDIA GeForce 320M or better - but cheaper.

Pass the savings on to consumers if you're going to make that...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 6th, 2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,213
Posted By BlueMax
Just for laughs, IS there a comparison of Win/Mac...

Just for laughs, IS there a comparison of Win/Mac for World of Warcraft using the same Radeon 5750 video card?

The real pity, is that's the best video option available, except for the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 4th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,891
Posted By BlueMax
I'll admit - if they brought it up to a speedy i3...

I'll admit - if they brought it up to a speedy i3 and doubled the video speed one more time, I'd probably break down and buy one! :D
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,300
Posted By BlueMax
http://www.overclock.net/attachments/case-mods-gen...

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/case-mods-general-discussion/145704d1268441762-we-should-have-ugliest-pc-contest-dsc_0048.jpg
...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,300
Posted By BlueMax
Yeah, a cheap PC is cheaper... but you get a big,...

Yeah, a cheap PC is cheaper... but you get a big, ugly, noisy box full of whirring fans. If you buy a PC with any kind of style or quality - guess what? The price is about the same!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By BlueMax
I think the pubic hair and discharge is a nice...

I think the pubic hair and discharge is a nice touch - I guess that's the price of having an organic LED screen.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By BlueMax
Now just run it through a crusher and make it...

Now just run it through a crusher and make it 1/2" thick. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,920
Posted By BlueMax
In simple language, a 2GHz i5 is faster than a...

In simple language, a 2GHz i5 is faster than a 2GHz Core2Duo... it does more per cycle.

Then add the fact the 2-core version fills the gaps in processing with 2 more "almost" cores.

Yes, the...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 7th, 2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 23,153
Posted By BlueMax
I wouldn't have a problem with metered usage if...

I wouldn't have a problem with metered usage if it weren't priced so ridiculously high!
It's like your favorite deli meat going from $1/100g to $7.50 or something.
And you can be sure the guys in...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 5th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,819
Posted By BlueMax
The shop where I volunteer fixing computers has a...

The shop where I volunteer fixing computers has a pair of G3 iMacs (one was mine!) Both only have OS 8.6 on 'em...

How can I cheap-or-free get OS9 for them? And is there anything important I...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 2nd, 2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By BlueMax
Ohhhhh..... the perfect machine. What'd it set...

Ohhhhh..... the perfect machine. What'd it set you back?
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 31st, 2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By BlueMax
That was worth it for the Studio display alone! ...

That was worth it for the Studio display alone! :D
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 30th, 2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,948
Posted By BlueMax
Great video! :lmao:

Great video! :lmao:
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 28th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By BlueMax
I remember seeing single-core G5 and dual-core G4...

I remember seeing single-core G5 and dual-core G4 upgrades for the cube... it's a very fun little machine as well as a rare, tasty slice of Apple history.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 26th, 2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By BlueMax
Yes, but would you be interested in a mac mini...

Yes, but would you be interested in a mac mini that's twice its current height, but you gain a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB hard drive, optical drive and Radeon 5750 video? I would!
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 26th, 2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By BlueMax
Not THAT big, but large enough for a much roomier...

Not THAT big, but large enough for a much roomier 3.5" hard drive and a better-than-integrated video solution like the iMacs have.

iMac specs but allowing you to choose your monitor.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 25th, 2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,218
Posted By BlueMax
Further proof, in my opinion, that a slightly...

Further proof, in my opinion, that a slightly larger mac mini would be a big hit if it meant more goodies inside! I suppose they don't want to cannibalize iMac sales, but I think it would result in...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 22nd, 2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By BlueMax
Kitchen PC!

Kitchen PC!
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 11th, 2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By BlueMax
The OP doesn't say "broken". Edit, please? ...

The OP doesn't say "broken". Edit, please? :)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 10th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By BlueMax
Then again - it takes some serious muscle to...

Then again - it takes some serious muscle to drive 3D on the full resolution of the amazing 27" display!
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 10th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By BlueMax
Well, the new generation of Radeon 68xx cards are...

Well, the new generation of Radeon 68xx cards are lighter on power than previous high-end cards... there's a good chance the next top choice may have a 6850 or 6870 for at least double the 3D speed...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 10th, 2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By BlueMax
Heh... then why are you asking for better? :)

Heh... then why are you asking for better? :)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 10th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By BlueMax
Power requirements REALLY shoot up when you move...

Power requirements REALLY shoot up when you move up from the Radeon 5750, possibly requiring an entire redesign to handle the heat.

Then again, Apple used some hotter graphic processors in the...
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 8th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By BlueMax
Well, it'll take less room than the lampshade...

Well, it'll take less room than the lampshade would, right? :) Any reason NOT to get this ol' G5? Overheating issues, etc?
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,719
Posted By BlueMax
PC hardware made with the same amount of style...

PC hardware made with the same amount of style and quality costs the same price. Cheap crap and Big Ugly Boxes (BUB!) cost less. It's that simple.

...and...

THREAD NECROMANCER!! ...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By BlueMax
Well, if you only need it for a week it doesn't...

Well, if you only need it for a week it doesn't matter much. Save your money.

If you can get a super deal on an older machine fast enough to do the job, it's worth considering.

(psst... did...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 5th, 2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,779
Posted By BlueMax
Not interested in external drives, myself. ;) ...

Not interested in external drives, myself. ;) Internal flash could be done the way I suggested... I think.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,779
Posted By BlueMax
Pity they couldn't use SATA - imagine the speed...

Pity they couldn't use SATA - imagine the speed of a SSD on it! :D

Heeeyyy... what about those IDE-to-flash drive converters I've seen? They were cheap and you could use a big ol' 32GB CF card...
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 4th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By BlueMax
If you were local, I'd go for it.... my 1st mac...

If you were local, I'd go for it.... my 1st mac is this G4 lampshade... the 20" would be even better in my kitchen! Maybe I'll become a full convert yet. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 4th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,779
Posted By BlueMax
I'm running my G4 1.25GHz 17" lampshade in my...

I'm running my G4 1.25GHz 17" lampshade in my kitchen to view a quick email, but mostly to play some movies while I cook/clean. It looks SO GOOD in my white kitchen and takes up so little space! I...
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 1st, 2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlueMax
Bump... big upgrades! :)

Bump... big upgrades! :)
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 24th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By BlueMax
Mine has twice the specs and still couldn't sell....

Mine has twice the specs and still couldn't sell. I guess it's location. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 21st, 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By BlueMax
iMac? Power Mac?

iMac? Power Mac?
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 17th, 2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Wanted To Buy Airport card for G4 iMac
Views: 1,079
Posted By BlueMax
I sure appreciate the advice of what to look for...

I sure appreciate the advice of what to look for and buy!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 15th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,515
Posted By BlueMax
They finally brought forth my idea of the iPick -...

They finally brought forth my idea of the iPick - just jab the sharp point through the temple and directly into the brain for the most amazing sound experience possible!
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 15th, 2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Wanted To Buy Airport card for G4 iMac
Views: 1,079
Posted By BlueMax
No thanks.

No thanks.
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Nov 14th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Wanted To Buy Airport card for G4 iMac
Views: 1,079
Posted By BlueMax
Airport card for G4 iMac

I'm falling in love with my G4 lampshade. :) If any of you have an old Airport card, I'd love one! I don't care how fast it is, if it's cheap enough. Just a few webpages on top of playing movies...
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 13th, 2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,245
Posted By BlueMax
In that case; "BUY A DOZEN FRUIT-FLAVOURED G3...

In that case; "BUY A DOZEN FRUIT-FLAVOURED G3 IMACS!!"

:lmao:
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,948
Posted By BlueMax
The one that flies a broom. ;) [/duck]

The one that flies a broom. ;)

[/duck]
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
Now that I see an iPod is not the "mini computer"...

Now that I see an iPod is not the "mini computer" I thought it was, I can see why they have no objection to them. Yes - it does make sense. The policy is in place because not all employees are as...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
That's what I get for thinking it was like "any...

That's what I get for thinking it was like "any other OS" and people could just come in and write any software they want. I guess that's why most of them are ONLY available from the Apple app store!...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
Yeah, I found those too. I was just hoping for...

Yeah, I found those too. I was just hoping for one program that did it all - even if it needed plugins to do it.

They exist for MacOS and Windows, so why not an app?

Hey, your mean-spirited...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 12th, 2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
I wish I could find a device that can run WinXP...

I wish I could find a device that can run WinXP but DOES NOT look like a laptop. Our workplace has a paranoid fear policy of no outside computers, but iPods are fine. Bizarre, eh?

My position...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 11th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
Pity the makers of WinAmp don't make an iPod port!

Pity the makers of WinAmp don't make an iPod port!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 11th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
Noone?? :(

Noone?? :(
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 10th, 2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By BlueMax
Does this iPod music app exist?

I'm looking for an app (pref. for ipod touch) that is equivalent to XMplay or WinAmp. It needs to have plugins to play anything under the sun like my 50,000 Commodore SID files and Amiga MODs, all...
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 10th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 40,009
Posted By BlueMax
Opinions are like .... armpits. Everyone has 'em...

Opinions are like .... armpits. Everyone has 'em and they usually STINK!
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 10th, 2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlueMax
It's got a G3 iMac keyboard and a white non-Apple...

It's got a G3 iMac keyboard and a white non-Apple USB mouse.

I was very happy to learn the F12 trick to open the Superdrive. :)

I love this machine - it looks soooooo good in my kitchen! ...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 10th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By BlueMax
I want it for videos more than music. iTunes...

I want it for videos more than music. iTunes won't add reverb or play Amiga MODs either.

Is there a great mac app similar to WinAmp or XMplay?
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 10th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,948
Posted By BlueMax
No i3 processor yet? Other than the processor...

No i3 processor yet? Other than the processor being a little anemic and being quite expensive, I think it's the sexiest bit of kit ever!
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 10th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,245
Posted By BlueMax
Another fine idea for the EXACT same machine I'm...

Another fine idea for the EXACT same machine I'm turning into my kitchen PC.

Looks like I'd have to lower my price a bit more if I want to sell it. :(
Forum: Mac Masters Nov 9th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,245
Posted By BlueMax
I would only get a G5 if you got it for almost...

I would only get a G5 if you got it for almost nothing. Like, $50-200 tops. I got my G4 imac for about that and it's a dandy kitchen media PC (and sure looks snazzy in all the matching white!) But...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 9th, 2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlueMax
LOL! Yes, were it not for the poor kids being...

LOL! Yes, were it not for the poor kids being treated like pawns by momma, I'd say everything is better. :)
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 9th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlueMax
I hope everyone can see the new picture.

I hope everyone can see the new picture.
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 5th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlueMax
I'd put its physical condition at 9/10. Pretty...

I'd put its physical condition at 9/10. Pretty darned nice, with only the tiniest of scratches.

I don't have a digital camera after the divorce - I'll have to go get one. :)
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 3rd, 2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By BlueMax
G4 iMac 1.25GHz 17"

I have the G4 iMac lampshade (1.25GHz, 1GB, 17") which I picked up for someone who then backed out of the deal.

I could use it in my kitchen, or sell it to one of you who might be after a...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 3rd, 2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By BlueMax
What's a good media player for G4?

I just scored my first mac for next to nothing - a G4 iMac "lampshade" (1.25GHz, 17") which I could either resell to a collector or use in my kitchen to play movies while I cook/clean.

What's a...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 4th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By BlueMax
The only reason they'd change the chipset now is...

The only reason they'd change the chipset now is if the 9400M won't handle the new mobile quads and i5/i7/etc. Apple made a smart move by making their mini/imac chipsets as samilar as possible... I...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 14th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By BlueMax
Can't these be hacked into a mini of sorts? The...

Can't these be hacked into a mini of sorts? The new one have better specs?
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 6th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Wanted To Buy Intel mini - no HDD
Views: 873
Posted By BlueMax
Excellent advice. I even updated the OP. ...

Excellent advice. I even updated the OP. (crossing fingers)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
Thanks, as someday I'd like to get my wife a new...

Thanks, as someday I'd like to get my wife a new lappy (with a working BATTERY) to replace her ancient Pentium3. I was referring to a mac mini though. I have an ad (or plea?) up in the classifieds,...
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Wanted To Buy Intel mini - no HDD
Views: 873
Posted By BlueMax
Intel mini, cheap as possible!

Okay... It's a long shot, but I'm still hoping. I don't have much cash but I'm still desperate for a cheap computer that doesn't SUCK! (ala EVERY windows machine I've ever owned.)

Please help...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
The new mini is still the top contender for my...

The new mini is still the top contender for my next machine... I'm hoping it'll be a good experience.

If I get the '09 mini and I hear a fan whirring inside, I'll beat it with a mallet!! beejacon
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
Yeesh... Fine - I know little about macs as I...

Yeesh... Fine - I know little about macs as I haven't used them regularly since the MacII days. I know the hardware, I don't know OSX.

How dare I speak anything but praises... guess what? ...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
3+ months strong for me. [shrug] All in all,...

3+ months strong for me. [shrug] All in all, it's not as bad as many frothing fanboys make it out to be. ;)

As for fullscreen apps, the "resize" button thinks it's smarter than me and will...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 20th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,234
Posted By BlueMax
Thanks, gang. With your advice, it just sold for...

Thanks, gang. With your advice, it just sold for $600.

She should be fairly pleased with the outcome.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 18th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
It's fast, responsive, stable and even looks...

It's fast, responsive, stable and even looks nice. At least I can run my apps full screen. :lmao:
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 17th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
Read the OP thoroughly and you'll know why I'm...

Read the OP thoroughly and you'll know why I'm doing it.

And believe-it-or-not, Win7 is pretty good.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
Seriously???? You can't just reformat the hard...

Seriously???? You can't just reformat the hard drive and install it like any other PC can?? Maybe you misunderstood my request - I'll be WIPING OSX OUT! Reformat and fresh install, just of Win7...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 16th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,719
Posted By BlueMax
Anything I need to know before installing Win7 on a Macbook?

Anything I need to know before installing Win7 on a Macbook?

This is my friend's machine - she lost her OSx disc and wants ZERO personal info on it. Until a friend can give me one of his old OSX...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 14th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,234
Posted By BlueMax
Thanks for the helpful advice. I'll ask her to...

Thanks for the helpful advice. I'll ask her to keep looking for her discs & remote. I may know Apple hardware, but I'm still a brand new user.

BTW, you guys have assumed an awful lot from...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 14th, 2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,234
Posted By BlueMax
I changed the OP to reflect a new problem... no...

I changed the OP to reflect a new problem... no original OS disc. :( Her name pops up with a password to do apple updates. Hope this thing shuts down properly this time... one crash so far. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 14th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By BlueMax
man... someone should have mentioned this in MY...

man... someone should have mentioned this in MY thread. I don't think my friend will be happy with the amount her Macbook is "worth" - though there's a chance someone will pay more, not knowing...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 11th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,234
Posted By BlueMax
Okay, she's left it in my posession - barely used...

Okay, she's left it in my posession - barely used and still in its box (though there is one tiny place where it looks like some white paint may have rubbed off from opening or closing.)

Price tag...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 7th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,234
Posted By BlueMax
2GHz is all I know for sure at this point... ...

2GHz is all I know for sure at this point... I'll find out more later. She's hit harder times than me - at least I'm employed and breaking even (just no money to buy a computer.) She's out of work...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 6th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,234
Posted By BlueMax
Can you help me sell this Macbook?

I got onto a computer long enough to help a friend - she wants to sell her Macbook A1181. What do you think she can reasonably get for it, assuming mint condition, etc. Wish I could buy it from her...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By BlueMax
Well that's it. It's done. I've now sold...

Well that's it. It's done. I've now sold EVERYTHING. All the parts, all the laptops, all the desktops - it's all gone except for my retro 486 "Tracker" PC with my classic Gravis UltraSound PnP or...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 30th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By BlueMax
As if things couldn't get worse, I just got...

As if things couldn't get worse, I just got hosed. This IBM laptop has a useless 2 minute battery and is so slow, it's every bit as bad or worse than the G4 mini on a lot of web apps. It's even...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 29th, 2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By BlueMax
Of course, giving one to a needy family is pretty...

Of course, giving one to a needy family is pretty darn nice to do!

Me? I've had a change of plans since the Cash Converters (ugh) sold the machine I wanted. They DID have a spiffy IBM T41 laptop...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 28th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By BlueMax
Unfortunately, no. My friend had the 1.25GHz G4...

Unfortunately, no. My friend had the 1.25GHz G4 mini and it was too slow for a lot of web apps. It just doesn't have the muscle (or RAM) for my music apps either.
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 28th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By BlueMax
[sigh] Sorry about the panic... I was having a...

[sigh] Sorry about the panic... I was having a terrible moment (followed by a terrible day.) I'm going to dump a load of stuff on Cash Converters and pick up an Intel Acer tower and sell the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 27th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,898
Posted By BlueMax
I'm about to go completely mad!

PC fan noise is driving me utterly insane!! Someone, please! I have such a modest budget but I need to get into a cheap Intel iMac or mini just to save my sanity!!! Anyone know the cheapest way...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jun 29th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
For Sale Intel Mini
Views: 1,772
Posted By BlueMax
GAH!!! Local! And Just what I needed!! [groan]

GAH!!! Local! And Just what I needed!! [groan]
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,699
Posted By BlueMax
Thumbs up I don't see it as a bad thing... SD cards are the...

I don't see it as a bad thing... SD cards are the new floppy and so much easier and more convenient than burning CD's for tossing files around.

Keyboard or side panel, a single SD slot would be...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 10th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By BlueMax
Sense. Since. ouch. I'm tired and should be in...

Sense. Since. ouch. I'm tired and should be in bed. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 9th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By BlueMax
...which makes little since since our dollar is...

...which makes little since since our dollar is on the rise again. :greedy:
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,144
Posted By BlueMax
I'm not going to admit how many HUNDREDS of 3.5"...

I'm not going to admit how many HUNDREDS of 3.5" floppies I still have! Where did they all come from??? 8" floppies made great frisbees though! Not only were those orange plasma portables 100%...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,144
Posted By BlueMax
Mac or PC, we're still both oldskool. :)

Mac or PC, we're still both oldskool. :)
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,144
Posted By BlueMax
I've got tons too but they're still loaded with...

I've got tons too but they're still loaded with DOS stuff I half-hope the be able to retrieve again.

I need to find a working DRIVE for the disks!
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 7th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,930
Posted By BlueMax
24" No question.

24" No question.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 6th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,930
Posted By BlueMax
As much as the above is true about poor drivers,...

As much as the above is true about poor drivers, etc... sometimes Windows just does nutty things. I've done all my own tech work since the DOS days but I'm often installing and removing programs,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 5th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,930
Posted By BlueMax
Most stores are FAR too loud to hear a quiet fan...

Most stores are FAR too loud to hear a quiet fan so I'm leaning on you guys who own minis and iMacs. I'm after as close to silence as I can get... I would really, REALLY hate to spend the extra...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 5th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,930
Posted By BlueMax
Would it be fan noise or hard drive klunking you...

Would it be fan noise or hard drive klunking you hear on those minis? I can't stand fan noise any longer and I'm getting the impression that while they're quiet, they're not silent. This is in a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 5th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,930
Posted By BlueMax
I've been on the edge of switching for a few...

I've been on the edge of switching for a few YEARS now. It's been very hard to justify the extra money for a mac but a few things never go away:

I'm getting more and more frustrated with typical...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 5th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,820
Posted By BlueMax
So how are you guys liking the new mini with the...

So how are you guys liking the new mini with the much-improved graphics?

Man... I wish there was something as small, silent and speedy in the PC world!

Anyone know of how I could get one for...
Forum: Anything Mac May 18th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By BlueMax
Agreed on the iMac. If you owned an LCD already...

Agreed on the iMac. If you owned an LCD already it'd be a different story.

Plus there's the factor of not even losing desk space to the diminuative mini.

Your parents will have to get over the...
Forum: Anything Mac May 1st, 2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,475
Posted By BlueMax
I disagree - it should work, just at reduced...

I disagree - it should work, just at reduced performance. It has on every platform up until now, why should it be different?

Oh... I missed the mix-n-match part. It's never a good idea to mix...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,633
Posted By BlueMax
8800GS? Nice video upgrade more than anything...

8800GS? Nice video upgrade more than anything else!!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By BlueMax
Rogers will be providing the service. You won't...

Rogers will be providing the service. You won't see it for about 4-6 months yet, either.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 29th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,052
Posted By BlueMax
man... I only liked ONE of those cases. The...

man... I only liked ONE of those cases. The pure silver desktop with knob... and it's still too big.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,649
Posted By BlueMax
This thread was a year old! :)

This thread was a year old! :)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,052
Posted By BlueMax
I only have one problem with OSx86 and that's the...

I only have one problem with OSx86 and that's the complexity of it. I've been messing with hardware for years, but what I can't really do is "tweaking".

I'd need to build from a SFF Shuttle cube...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 15th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,933
Posted By BlueMax
That machine is UUuuuugggly!!

That machine is UUuuuugggly!!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By BlueMax
The problem with that PEA switch is, for some...

The problem with that PEA switch is, for some apps that are REALLY RAM hungry... it may work with 3GB where it won't with 2....
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 13th, 2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By BlueMax
ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI. ...

ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI.

Anyone remember the great story about Captain Picard encountering the Borg - and they defeat them by uploading Windows (back in the 3.1 days) and grinds...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,694
Posted By BlueMax
I still think the dependency on laptop processors...

I still think the dependency on laptop processors is silly... the brand new desktop quad-cores are quite a bit cooler than the old quads... just carefully design it to have a great heatsink setup...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By BlueMax
Golden! :clap: :lmao:

Golden! :clap: :lmao:
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 10th, 2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,694
Posted By BlueMax
Quad core, anyone?

Quad core, anyone?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 8th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By BlueMax
It's tuesday, so you know they're releasing a...

It's tuesday, so you know they're releasing a whole new lineup. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Introducing the new [insert variety of apple...

Introducing the new [insert variety of apple here... Gala! Spartan! Red Delicious!] It's an apple! No, not an Apple.... a different apple. Certainly better than a bitter ol' macintosh or granny...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
hee hee! Clever, but not quite. ;) If I reveal...

hee hee! Clever, but not quite. ;) If I reveal it, it could get stolen, so I gotta' clam up. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,520
Posted By BlueMax
I'm not sure which is worse - that, or...

I'm not sure which is worse - that, or automatically assuming you're some nose-wiping 16-year old (which I just got recently!) ;)

ahhh.... good times. :heybaby:
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Thanks. :love2:

Thanks. :love2:
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Something kinda' like these mini-ITX cases... ...

Something kinda' like these mini-ITX cases...

Newegg.com - iStarUSA S3 STORM SERIES Black SECC body, ABS and aluminum front panel Mini-ITX Tower Entertainment Computer Case 80W Power Supply -...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
That's easy..... unless you want a quad-core. :(...

That's easy..... unless you want a quad-core. :(

Mind you.... Intel just released a couple brand new quad-cores that are made with a smaller die size.... they probably consume less power than...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 21,059
Posted By BlueMax
Yep... Market Mall is confirmed by the apple...

Yep... Market Mall is confirmed by the apple site. I'm gonna' apply too!

"How long have you owned a mac?"

"My first mac will be the same day I get my first paycheck!" ;)


Man... I need...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 4th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
In all honesty, you can't criticize my idea...

In all honesty, you can't criticize my idea because you don't know what it is - don't assume.

Cost can be significantly lowered by using desktop components rather than laptop components, and if...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,520
Posted By BlueMax
EvanPitts said it best. ...and I've worked...

EvanPitts said it best.

...and I've worked at just about every single one of the big-box stores over the years. Office Depot, Staples, Future Shop, Best Buy.... I might even still have all the...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
That's the kind of job I'd love to have, but...

That's the kind of job I'd love to have, but without the formal education it's near impossible.

I've had dozens of mac design ideas, but can't do a thing with 'em except share 'em here and let a...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By BlueMax
I imagine there'll be quite a bit of interest in...

I imagine there'll be quite a bit of interest in the empty G5 case itself!
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Apple pays someone for their new machine...

Apple pays someone for their new machine designs... whether in-house or pot-smoking creative contractors. ;) ;) (No, that's not me... oh never mind.)
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
I like your sense of humour! :lmao: I...

I like your sense of humour! :lmao:

I guess what I'd have to do is make the complete scale design and do a little testing for thermal capacities, etc. Make a business plan and try to sell it as...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Naw... it's essentially a redesign that would...

Naw... it's essentially a redesign that would simplify-and-almost-merge the mini and imac markets with improved computing power and lower cost.

The downside to the design would be a larger power...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Score! Reading now... thanks! I don't...

Score! Reading now... thanks!

I don't wanna' be sent home crying either, so it's good to know the proper hoops to jump through.

And I don't want a $million... just a nice mini would...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,890
Posted By BlueMax
Anyone know how to send/sell a design idea to Apple?

I have a couple new Apple designs I'd like to sell to 'em. ;) Trade a good idea for a nice iMac or something.

...but who do I send my copyrighted designs to? Any idea?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 3rd, 2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,115
Posted By BlueMax
It was pretty reasonable of them to match the...

It was pretty reasonable of them to match the price to 2099 for you....
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By BlueMax
Agreed with the above. The newer Intel X3100...

Agreed with the above.

The newer Intel X3100 on the newest machines is also quite adequate for all but the fanciest of 3D games.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By BlueMax
April 1?

April 1?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By BlueMax
*Yanks and tugs on lengthy cables, then turns...

*Yanks and tugs on lengthy cables, then turns over envelope to dump other junk*
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 31st, 2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,457
Posted By BlueMax
Matching pairs enables dual-channel memory, which...

Matching pairs enables dual-channel memory, which is a ~5% speed boost.

For the tiny price of RAM these days, you might as well! :)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By BlueMax
I'd rather buy from someone on here, but few...

I'd rather buy from someone on here, but few people are selling what I want at a price I can afford, or are easy to deal with.

Let's hope I can make this happen. ;)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,356
Posted By BlueMax
TROG-DOOOOORRRRRRR!!!!!!! Aw nuts... quote...

TROG-DOOOOORRRRRRR!!!!!!!

Aw nuts... quote doesn't like that today. ;) Oh well... nice choice. :)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By BlueMax
Even if Windows does allow you to access more RAM...

Even if Windows does allow you to access more RAM to the GMA950, it won't make it any faster or better.

In video cards, more RAM does NOT equal more speed.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By BlueMax
$600 good for 17" original intel iMac?

There's someone here in alberta selling one for $600... original Intel iMac 17" with superdrive for $600 - no upgrades.

Seems half-decent to me.... you? I'll have to sell my existing PC and...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,149
Posted By BlueMax
I forget if it's been said or not, but SELL the...

I forget if it's been said or not, but SELL the G5 iMac and buy a nice, new LCD! $500+ would get a real spiffy display!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 29th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,237
Posted By BlueMax
Was it bought? Pawn shop? Guy in a van?

Was it bought? Pawn shop? Guy in a van?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,914
Posted By BlueMax
this disillusions me a little.... part of me...

this disillusions me a little.... part of me really thought, "Macs are hackproof!"

:(
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By BlueMax
You have no idea how tempting it is! ...but I...

You have no idea how tempting it is! ...but I gotta' be responsible.

If I can sell off ALL my PC junk - every last scrap of it, I could justify buying one. Of course, by the time I sell it...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 28th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By BlueMax
You beat me to it... I'm looking at that refurb...

You beat me to it... I'm looking at that refurb right now and drooling....

...if only I had the cash to spare. Dangit.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 27th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,028
Posted By BlueMax
I realize the offender is a 1-post wonder... ...

I realize the offender is a 1-post wonder... Were any dum-dums banned lately?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 27th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,028
Posted By BlueMax
In reference to...

In reference to https://www.ehmac.ca/anything-mac/63203-first-imac-nearly-ten-years-ago.html

internet
individual
instruct(ion)
inform
inspire


DANGIT! You beat me to it! :(
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,219
Posted By BlueMax
iMac or Power Mac?

iMac or Power Mac?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,135
Posted By BlueMax
Worse, the average consumer likes to click those...

Worse, the average consumer likes to click those banner ads and install all that junk they peddle. I used my dad's computer to check for an important email and he had EIGHT added toolbars to his...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,135
Posted By BlueMax
I'm sorry, EvanPitts - as a PC user of 25+ years,...

I'm sorry, EvanPitts - as a PC user of 25+ years, I have to say you're very, very, very wrong on 99% of what you've said. I also don't think you have the right to complain and name-call as much as...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,135
Posted By BlueMax
Heh heh! :) There's a big difference between...

Heh heh! :) There's a big difference between "not-at-all", "smart and intuitive" (ala Mac) and "twisted, clunky, convoluted but functional" (ala Windows, coming from a PC user of 25 years.)
...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By BlueMax
Thanks for the blast to the past! :) ...

Thanks for the blast to the past! :)

eMachines made a PC clone of the iMac that was met with warm reception when I worked at Office Depot back then.

...this was before I appreciated "style"...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,135
Posted By BlueMax
My work PC just crashed for the second time...

My work PC just crashed for the second time today.

Gah...... I'm really, REALLY starting to hate Windows!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,555
Posted By BlueMax
Nice going, Screature! Ruin a perfectly good...

Nice going, Screature! Ruin a perfectly good theory with an ugly fact.


;) :clap:
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,135
Posted By BlueMax
Have you tried the same app on your iMac running...

Have you tried the same app on your iMac running in Windowz mode?
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 25th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By BlueMax
...not to mention many of these scammers are tied...

...not to mention many of these scammers are tied with militants of one brand or another. Funding them is bad, crossing them is even worse!
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