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Forum: Photography Focus Mar 10th, 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,273
Posted By gordguide
No matter what the product, manufacturers (or...

No matter what the product, manufacturers (or more correctly, the marketing people working for the manufacturer) want simple specifications to market to consumers to distinguish products from each...
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 10th, 2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,271
Posted By gordguide
Yes, ALWAYS delete photos with the camera...

Yes, ALWAYS delete photos with the camera controls, never via your connected computer or device. This doesn't change if you're not using a SONY camera; it applies to every make and model.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 10th, 2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By gordguide
If you're a skilled driver, ABS is a hindrance to...

If you're a skilled driver, ABS is a hindrance to maintaining control and stopping in the shortest distance or any combination of the two.

The worst thing about ABS, however, is how it causes...
Forum: Info Centre Nov 7th, 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 427
Sticky: RIP MacNutt
Views: 117,801
Posted By gordguide
Haven't been around much but every once in a...

Haven't been around much but every once in a while I think of Gerry. Best way to remember him ... is to remember him. So, a post to keep it all alive, because Gerry deserves it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 11th, 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,039
Posted By gordguide
I hate long johns, never wear them. I prefer...

I hate long johns, never wear them. I prefer fleece-lined jeans when you need something extra to keep warm.

If it's cold outside, get a 1-piece insulated work suit ... they are not expensive,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,039
Posted By gordguide
I don't like the (small-c) word chivalry used to...

I don't like the (small-c) word chivalry used to describe what you're referring to ... I realize it's used that way but the traditional meaning is the (large-C) Chivalry, or Knights Code, a social...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jan 5th, 2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,951
Posted By gordguide
An update on what is included. Still digging...

An update on what is included. Still digging stuff out at this point and checking everything out, but can add the following (appropriate cables included unless specified):

An SCSI Zip drive and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 5th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,764
Posted By gordguide
I don't think I've ever created a new document in...

I don't think I've ever created a new document in Office. I have 2004 on the 10.6 machine and it opens whatever I need it to open, seems to run fine. Good enough.

I really miss...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 5th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By gordguide
Geekbench, it's used by everyone on both...

Geekbench, it's used by everyone on both platforms, including reviewers.

Made in Canada, by ehMac members, to boot.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 5th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By gordguide
With a few experiences under my belt (my last two...

With a few experiences under my belt (my last two laptops, a used G4 Mini which was a refurb, and a Mini Server) I have to say it's been excellent. I probably won't buy another Mac that isn't a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 4th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By gordguide
If you flush your browser and flash cookies...

If you flush your browser and flash cookies regularly, those solutions are not viable. A bookmark is persistent. Broadly speaking I never propose solutions that require users to subject to tracking...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 2nd, 2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By gordguide
Two clicks and a bookmark is hard?. More to...

Two clicks and a bookmark is hard?.

More to the point, however, is if you use the other Google tools, you get results *about* a location (if your keyword is a location) and not results...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 1st, 2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By gordguide
Use Google News? Here's a tip ...

If you use Google News to help you wade through the day's stories, you might want to check out a new feature that allows local news in the same format.

You won't find it, though, without a bit of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,388
Posted By gordguide
And every nation on Earth that has a minted...

And every nation on Earth that has a minted currency has laws to prevent melting of coinage to recover the intrinsic value of the metal (or the ridges that exist on coins, to discourage shaving of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 16th, 2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,388
Posted By gordguide
The cost to create a coin isn't relevant ......

The cost to create a coin isn't relevant ... that's not how a currency works.

The mint shouldn't even be making pennies at all ... there is many times enough of them out there to account for all...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 9th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By gordguide
Those who adopted early, even at prices of...

Those who adopted early, even at prices of $5~20,000, made that money so many times over it's not funny. Computers are cheap devices for business use, relatively, considering the work they can do....
Forum: Mac Masters Dec 8th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By gordguide
I actually haven't used it (so this is something...

I actually haven't used it (so this is something you'll have to explore yourself) but OSX Server comes with tools you can load on an OSX client machine to administer the server. You may well be able...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 6th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,893
Posted By gordguide
If you want a $399 laptop, then buy one. I'm...

If you want a $399 laptop, then buy one.

I'm sure you'll love it, but if you don't, then the the answer to your question is right there, and hey, you only paid four hundred bucks to learn the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 30th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By gordguide
My uncle, who married and moved to London after...

My uncle, who married and moved to London after WWII, absolutely loved eel pie. I've never had it.

I'd forgotten about the ostrich, I've had it but it was tough; probably not prepared right. How...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 30th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By gordguide
I have tried many of the old dishes more common...

I have tried many of the old dishes more common when people would raise and slaughter their own livestock and didn't let anything go to waste. And I do mean anything.

You used to be able to buy a...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 30th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By gordguide
It's easier to add the site to the whitelist (so...

It's easier to add the site to the whitelist (so it always loads Flash with every visit on that domain) or select "load all flash on this page" for a temporary viewing. Click the gear icon top left...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,322
Posted By gordguide
Tom Yum (vietnamese) soup ... home made....

Tom Yum (vietnamese) soup ... home made. Delicious.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 29th, 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,818
Posted By gordguide
Easily the most useful tool I have in my camera...

Easily the most useful tool I have in my camera bag (and also great for video) is a grey card. There are a few to choose from, but you can't go wrong with a Kodak model.

Set white balance,...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 29th, 2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,951
Posted By gordguide
Vintage Mac Stuff ... SE-30, PowerBook 180c, more

Okay, you guys know how it is. Making room, cleaning up, moving stuff out.

I played with some vintage Macs for a while, and have quite a collection of stuff. This would be of interest to someone...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 29th, 2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,366
Posted By gordguide
All the Radeon 9800 Pro's are Core Image:...

All the Radeon 9800 Pro's are Core Image: Hardware Accelerated compatible, regardless of video memory. That's why I changed to one from a Radeon 9000, and that's why I feel they are the best options...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 27th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,366
Posted By gordguide
The Mac version ATI retail box Radeon Pro's are...

The Mac version ATI retail box Radeon Pro's are quite rare ... ATI sold very few of them ... they were $300 cards.

The PC version of the retail box Radeon Pro's are much more common, and sold for...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 24th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By gordguide
The drunk suing about the helmet is a pretty sad...

The drunk suing about the helmet is a pretty sad story, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Under Conneticut law, after the parents sued him, he had to countersue as a defence. It's really...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 24th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,366
Posted By gordguide
The hacked OEM Radeon 9800. It's a 4x AGP card...

The hacked OEM Radeon 9800. It's a 4x AGP card with a couple of traces on the board cut so that it works in 2x AGP slot G4s.

These are the cards that shipped stock from Apple in G5 desktops, with...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Posted By gordguide
How's Handbrake for making ps3 compatible DVD's?...

How's Handbrake for making ps3 compatible DVD's? I tried once but never really got one that worked right.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
I believe Apple Records sold the silky elastics...

I believe Apple Records sold the silky elastics at the original Apple Store, in London, England. Of course they screwed it up by calling it the "Apple Boutique". It went broke after just 7 months and...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By gordguide
There's been a few Proof-Of-Concepts for OSX...

There's been a few Proof-Of-Concepts for OSX written up in labs. This is normal, it's part of securing your system, and they don't infect anyone. They're used by Apple to close holes in the system...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
They haven't been a "pain". Apple Computer had,...

They haven't been a "pain". Apple Computer had, and has, every right to the name, and would have won in court because the fundamental test for two similar names would not have been met, which is...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
I'm not sure you get it. Apple Records as a...

I'm not sure you get it. Apple Records as a company doesn't own anything except the rights to the name "Apple" and "Apple Records". They sold all the music, and everything else, years ago.

Trouble...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
last I heard it was 3 Trillion Yen; that was 1st...

last I heard it was 3 Trillion Yen; that was 1st quarter 2010.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
[QUOTE=iMatt;1021729]Although cherry-picking the...

[QUOTE=iMatt;1021729]Although cherry-picking the content business and maybe some other gems does sound more plausible than trying to absorb all of Sony ... Apple run into trouble with antitrust law...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
Sorry, I use SaskTel. What the *&%*( is a...

Sorry, I use SaskTel. What the *&%*( is a "cap"?
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,390
Posted By gordguide
SONY and Apple go back a long way as partners ......

SONY and Apple go back a long way as partners ... Jobs visited SONY in Japan, met with the founder, had a factory tour, while the Mac was still just an idea. SONY made all the original Apple laptops,...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 29th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By gordguide
Heed the warning about the eMail address, though....

Heed the warning about the eMail address, though. Set up a separate address for your FaceTime monitoring, and don't use it for anything ... I mean anything ... else.

You can create an alias in...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 29th, 2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By gordguide
If it was actually sent from your MobileMe...

If it was actually sent from your MobileMe address there would be evidence in your MobileMe account's "Sent" folder (check it online, not through your mail program, whatever that may be).

I...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 28th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By gordguide
Memtest for OSX incorporates a binary (with four...

Memtest for OSX incorporates a binary (with four versions) that runs on every version of OSX; the appropriate version automatically loads when you start the program up. It seems you need to download...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By gordguide
Well, what is "Get Info" going to tell you about...

Well, what is "Get Info" going to tell you about the code itself? And what is "Get Info" going to tell you about what the file actually does? Change the extension and Get Info changes it's idea of...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 28th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By gordguide
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Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 28th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,986
Posted By gordguide
There is also memtest, the original UNIX memory...

There is also memtest, the original UNIX memory test routine.

Memtest OSX (http://www.memtestosx.org/joomla/index.php)
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By gordguide
Perhaps, perhaps not. But, we don't know yet...

Perhaps, perhaps not. But, we don't know yet because you didn't answer my question.

I'll even accept answers that refer to viruses that won't run on an OSX system. In fact, I'll even accept...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,315
Posted By gordguide
Well, personally, I would prefer the old way, ...

Well, personally, I would prefer the old way, where the address bar just plain "STFU" and let me get along with entering the URL. Trust me, if I'm entering a URL by typing it, I really, really want...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 28th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,180
Posted By gordguide
"New" Mac virus? I would be most interested...

"New" Mac virus?

I would be most interested in knowing about the "Old" Mac viruses. Name one.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 2nd, 2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,631
Posted By gordguide
Excellent, Mguertin! You're adding to the...

Excellent, Mguertin! You're adding to the discussion with initiative. Good work. You should have no trouble getting people here and elsewhere to help you with any problem or question, and the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,631
Posted By gordguide
" ... It would just be nice if they confirmed the...

" ... It would just be nice if they confirmed the Apple TV support. ..."

They did confirm AppleTV support. The page has been up for a month. I showed you how to get to that page, and you still are...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,631
Posted By gordguide
On the main page, there are gaming consoles and...

On the main page, there are gaming consoles and telephones. Is the AppleTV a gaming device? Is it a cellphone? How about a portable music player? No?

Then it's not on that main page.

But, do a...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By gordguide
Run, don't walk, from the Proto-Spyware known as...

Run, don't walk, from the Proto-Spyware known as RealPlayer. Not even Windows users deserve that pile of steaming junk.

It has no earthly use and no-one needs it. Ever.

If some website that you...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,079
Posted By gordguide
Music only (no movies, no TV shows) and all Apple...

Music only (no movies, no TV shows) and all Apple Lossless: 596.767 GB on a dedicated terabyte drive, with another terabyte drive for backup onsite, and another terabyte drive for offsite backup.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 27th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,631
Posted By gordguide
Netflix isn't listing the Apple TV as a supported...

Netflix isn't listing the Apple TV as a supported device because they don't list all the supported devices ... not even close ... on either the Netflix dotca site or the dotcom site (US).

The...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 25th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By gordguide
" ... On the subject of Safari, I was listening...

" ... On the subject of Safari, I was listening to the Computer Show on CFRA today and they mentioned that there is a hole in security that lets bad guys access your info. ... It involves the auto...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 29th, 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By gordguide
5K down, 512 up, tests almost always show 98%+ of...

5K down, 512 up, tests almost always show 98%+ of that speed attainable. $42 mo/tax in, no bundle discounts included (the maximum possible bundle discount would be $20).

SaskTel has no data cap...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 23rd, 2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,920
Posted By gordguide
Used reel-to-reel machines are not particularly...

Used reel-to-reel machines are not particularly difficult to find and prices have fallen sharply in the last three years or so.

All of the machines are relatively heavy and bulky, so there is not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 21st, 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By gordguide
" ... Actually, the utility guys have a saying,...

" ... Actually, the utility guys have a saying, "Not grounded, not dead" If you come in contact with live electricity, you really, really, really do not want to be grounded. That way, you won't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 20th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By gordguide
Electrics are adequate, in a pinch or if you have...

Electrics are adequate, in a pinch or if you have a special circumstance; traveling or if your beard grows noticeably throughout the day and you need a fresh shave for some social reason and can't...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 8th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,646
Posted By gordguide
" ... Oh - and that's why I even came back to...

" ... Oh - and that's why I even came back to ehMac right now and saw your additional posting - if I zero data to map out bad sectors, will disk utility tell me if it found any and how many? ..."
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 7th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,646
Posted By gordguide
Disk Utility and Disk Warrior perform different...

Disk Utility and Disk Warrior perform different functions; one is not a replacement for the other, nor would I expect them to find the same issues.

It's not unusual in my experience to find Disk...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 18th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,248
Posted By gordguide
Policy is just that, and it's created simply...

Policy is just that, and it's created simply because the current situation demands clarity and because it sends a message to allies and enemies alike that hints at how you want to be perceived and...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,949
Posted By gordguide
I could make a list, but ehMac probably would...

I could make a list, but ehMac probably would have to double it's server storage.

If I have fewer than 200 apps on a machine, it's clearly a new Mac that isn't properly configured yet. Also,...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,079
Posted By gordguide
The goods Amazon sells through their US website...

The goods Amazon sells through their US website to US addresses are not blocked from shipping to Canada by any government regulation or policy; that is a limit imposed by the companies Amazon buys...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 18th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,162
Posted By gordguide
Block targeted advertising tracking in your browser.

Some people are fine with certain cookies that track your online behaviour, and use that info to generate targeted ads; ads that are tied to what your interests seem to be based on what sites you...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 14th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,598
Posted By gordguide
" ... We got our first rat here in Calgary late...

" ... We got our first rat here in Calgary late last year. A second one was spotted a few days ago. ..."

It wasn't your first, it's not the only one, and it won't be your last. Alberta spent $27...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By gordguide
Under no circumstances does the government take...

Under no circumstances does the government take 100% of any income you earn. You always make money regardless of what the tax rate is.

If you are unaccustomed to the level of income you are making...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,146
Posted By gordguide
" ... I believe he killed a medic which would...

" ... I believe he killed a medic which would constitute a war crime for an American soldier as well? ..."

Holding fire for medical staff, evacuation of wounded, etc is a courtesy, that is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 10th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,770
Posted By gordguide
There are very few investments you can make in...

There are very few investments you can make in this world that also provide a service to you ... and an essential service at that ... a place to live.

In Canada, any money you make on this...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 3rd, 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By gordguide
EMI is "never a problem" until it is. Since...

EMI is "never a problem" until it is. Since consumer goods are built so differently with regard to shielding, sometimes the "wrong way" works better in actual practice, because the shield can also...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By gordguide
The Gizmodo test suite is fine, as far as it...

The Gizmodo test suite is fine, as far as it goes, but they made no attempt to test for signal integrity when exposed to RFI, which is a reality in every home, and a major cause of signal problems....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By gordguide
Just accept the certificate; once you do that it...

Just accept the certificate; once you do that it won't ask again (about that particular one).

It's probably because your employer uses self-signed certificates (common with internal LANs and firms...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,852
Posted By gordguide
Well, my old boss always insisted that "white...

Well, my old boss always insisted that "white bread killed my mother". Since the Kennedy's were well known eaters of refined flour products, I can't rule it out.

I do note that it wasn't an option...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,304
Posted By gordguide
I sometimes use these...

I sometimes use these (http://realmofexcursion.com/index.php?pageid=audio_downloads). Work with any app or thing that can play audio, although for your purposes the other suggestions are probably...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By gordguide
" ... Plus, I like how the part they actually...

" ... Plus, I like how the part they actually gold plate, doesn't carry any signal at all. ..."

Good point. It does form the shield, which is hardly unimportant and if working properly does...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By gordguide
Well, I hope you enjoy using yours. You do have...

Well, I hope you enjoy using yours. You do have one, right?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By gordguide
" ... This isn't true. Most new keyboards have...

" ... This isn't true. Most new keyboards have USB 2.0 ports, so you can plug in peripherals. ..."

The keyboard and mouse operate at less than 1.1 speed. If a hub is part of that package, one...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 1st, 2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By gordguide
There is no reason to overpay for HDMI cables. ...

There is no reason to overpay for HDMI cables.

However, I took exception to one argument in the graphic ... that digital signals are a string of 1's and 0's and therefore either work or don't...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 1st, 2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By gordguide
Keyboards and mice are all 1.1, because there is...

Keyboards and mice are all 1.1, because there is absolutely no way possible for either to use up the bandwidth of 1.1, let alone 2.0. You could have ten crack-crazed monkeys banging on the keys of...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 35,643
Posted By gordguide
" ... The hope is that the would-be thief looks...

" ... The hope is that the would-be thief looks at the lock and thinks, "Not worth the time." ..."

If the "would-be thief" had practiced, and I don't mean a lot of practice ... a half dozen...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,241
Posted By gordguide
Well, the "catch" is it's still a computer, which...

Well, the "catch" is it's still a computer, which is somewhat short of the willing dutiful slave it's supposed to be. But, it's a good computer.

As for futureshop, I have occasionally bought stuff...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 35,643
Posted By gordguide
Well, you managed to fix the problem yourself,...

Well, you managed to fix the problem yourself, which is awesome. I was going to post that these locks are trivial to pick and don't waste your money on a locksmith.

And, now that you know, don't...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By gordguide
" ... If you have files that need to be accessed...

" ... If you have files that need to be accessed from both accounts use sharing or even better is to create a read-write disk image at root level, set it to ignore permissions and keep those shared...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By gordguide
Certainly it's possible to create a new user and...

Certainly it's possible to create a new user and do deep customization of your whole Mac experience, but it brings some issues with file permissions as well.

If all you need is to deal with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By gordguide
This little trick works for eBay searches as...

This little trick works for eBay searches as well, to just name one other possible use. It launches in a new window and gives results much faster than eBay's own glacial interface does.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 18th, 2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,744
Posted By gordguide
I've had the Miata out, top down, for about two...

I've had the Miata out, top down, for about two weeks, and that even includes some late night driving with the hair blowing and not cold. A little early for motorcycles here ... weather is fine, but...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By gordguide
How can you put a price on 'peace of mind'? I say...

How can you put a price on 'peace of mind'? I say go for it!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 17th, 2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By gordguide
Sounds like a bad cable and/or connector. ...

Sounds like a bad cable and/or connector.

However, a crash while backing up, or reading from your drive, or writing to another drive, is a bad thing and can lead to bigger problems. It's also...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By gordguide
Don't be afraid to just drag URLs from virtually...

Don't be afraid to just drag URLs from virtually any app's open window to virtually any other app's open window (or the desktop) instead of the highlight-cut-and-paste dance.

By far the quickest...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 17th, 2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,612
Posted By gordguide
" ... It's not up to the government to decide...

" ... It's not up to the government to decide the value of an employee. ..."

The Government makes no such decision. You are free to pay your employees anything you want, and they don't care.
...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 16th, 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By gordguide
Shopping? Researching a product? Cut the crap ...

Anyone who's ever tried to find a decent, reliable review of a product, get specific information about features, etc on the 'net knows how much cr*p links Google serves you ... the first ten pages...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 11th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,913
Posted By gordguide
" ... Going to go over my house again and try and...

" ... Going to go over my house again and try and find it, the laminated one was so much better then this paper one. I just assumed when getting a replacement that it would be the same. Need to get a...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 11th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,289
Posted By gordguide
" ... Nope that doesn't scan. Simply using...

" ... Nope that doesn't scan. Simply using OpenDNS as your DNS provider has nothing to do with operating an open Domain Name Server on your machine that others on the 'net can query. ..."

I agree,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 9th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,456
Posted By gordguide
Warm food should be kept above 60C (140F). Cool...

Warm food should be kept above 60C (140F).
Cool food should be kept below 4C (40F).
Some foods can be stored at room temperature, of course, but if you cooked it or prepared it, or if it's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 9th, 2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By gordguide
" ... That's a misconception too. You can have...

" ... That's a misconception too. You can have problems from taking too many vitamins, and it's not hard to do. I know someone who had serious skin problems from taking a simple multi-vitamin just...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 9th, 2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,794
Posted By gordguide
A great list of Keyboard shortcuts, that you can...

A great list of Keyboard shortcuts, that you can print and have handy, can be found here: Apple Support Doc HT1343 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343).

Although not exactly what you're looking...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Mar 9th, 2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,289
Posted By gordguide
Is he actually running a server? It sounds like...

Is he actually running a server? It sounds like he just has a desktop OS.

He may have configured his machine to use an Open DNS service (what the guys at RedFlag are talking about). You can check...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,216
Posted By gordguide
My experience with D-Link routers has been...

My experience with D-Link routers has been somewhat problematic. Even when connected only to PCs, using the recommended D-Link USB dongle, they still have issues.

Routers can fail suddenly, it's...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 9th, 2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,866
Posted By gordguide
" ... ]Who actually wants a Mac Mini, at any...

" ... ]Who actually wants a Mac Mini, at any price, as there main computer? ..."

I love the two Mini's I have. I picked up a Mini Server which is doing an excellent job, and I use a PPC Mini as a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,964
Posted By gordguide
An Apple dealer would be happy to sell you one....

An Apple dealer would be happy to sell you one. If it's not in stock, they'll get it for you.

You could apply for credit at the AppleStore, but I wouldn't recommend it. There are better deals...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 28th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,164
Posted By gordguide
He could also just use an appropriate antennae...

He could also just use an appropriate antennae "near" the G5. It will induce signal in the internal G5 antennae. You would probably have to play with the external orientation to get the antennae...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,034
Posted By gordguide
" ... I can't believe people are actually...

" ... I can't believe people are actually accepting that apple sells a 2Tb drive for $600. ..."

I would bet that's because no-one here would ever buy a 2TB BTO drive from the Apple Store. Or from...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,627
Posted By gordguide
" ... Apple doesn't play nice with others when...

" ...
Apple doesn't play nice with others when they are competing.

What I mean is . . . Blu-Ray is made by SONY and sold all over the country in actual stores ..."

You do know that Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By gordguide
" ... Exporting it as a PDF file sounds like a...

" ... Exporting it as a PDF file sounds like a great idea. I didn't know that Numbers could do that. I think that's what I'll do, thanks. ..."

You can make a PDF of anything printable on OSX. Use...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 28th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,034
Posted By gordguide
Chas, do you own a Mac? Please ... sell it. ...

Chas, do you own a Mac? Please ... sell it.

You can use the money as your first payment on your new BMW. Or Hundai Accent.
And then, you can populate the BMW or Hundai forums, complaining about...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By gordguide
There is a huge variety of supplements available...

There is a huge variety of supplements available now, as well as a huge number of pharma drugs.

Certainly not all are beneficial, and not all are harmful. You probably aren't going to have...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 27th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By gordguide
There is a huge variety of supplements available...

There is a huge variety of supplements available now, as well as a huge number of pharma drugs.

Certainly not all are beneficial, and not all are harmful. You probably aren't going to have...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 27th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,026
Posted By gordguide
You need to determine if there's something wrong...

You need to determine if there's something wrong with the hardware or if it's just a data issue.

First, startup with the Option key depressed, and select the drive to start from. Once you boot, go...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 27th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,752
Posted By gordguide
" ... Yeah. Me too. I am shopping for a switch -...

" ... Yeah. Me too. I am shopping for a switch - something that doesn't look too fugly - maybe 5 to 8 ports.... "

Netgear GS108. 8 ports, Gigabit, steel case, informative LEDs, lifetime warranty,...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,821
Posted By gordguide
CTV has always had very poor video support, with...

CTV has always had very poor video support, with lots of issues, and they have obviously decided to ignore Mac users, since this is hardly the first time. Just take your eyes elsewhere.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By gordguide
" ... when you're talking about a $1100 purchase...

" ... when you're talking about a $1100 purchase though, isn't $40 worth having a pre-existing relationship if you need service or you have dead pixels etc? ..."

Agreed. Even though you may be...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 27th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By gordguide
Protect your name(s) & sites online ...

Everyone knows that every once in a while, a new "big thing" arrives on the internet, and starts to grow, exponentially.

One of the things everyone can do to help protect your name, reputation and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 26th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,752
Posted By gordguide
I've had very good experiences with Netgear...

I've had very good experiences with Netgear wireless routers. Bulletproof, for consumer grade stuff. D-Link has given me problems in the past on both Windows and Mac systems.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 22nd, 2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By gordguide
Are your Gmail accounts (and every other eMail...

Are your Gmail accounts (and every other eMail account) set up to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when logging in? if not, the passwords are sent "in the clear". For Gmail, that means using...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,195
Posted By gordguide
" ... but will hardly ever be lethal. ..." ...

" ... but will hardly ever be lethal. ..."

Gotta love the weasel word there, especially in the same sentence as "lethal".

Electric shock is not a simple matter of adding up a few formulas and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,698
Posted By gordguide
" ... The forestry industry has rated this reply...

" ... The forestry industry has rated this reply a *7/10. ..."

Well, considering we have to import waste paper from the US, because Canadians don't actually use enough paper to supply domestic...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 18th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,195
Posted By gordguide
The voltages stored are potentially lethal. This...

The voltages stored are potentially lethal. This is not a job for the average person unfamiliar with working with high voltages. The "tools" you need start with appropriate footwear, and go from...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By gordguide
Same time.

Same time.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 17th, 2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By gordguide
" ... The method they are talking about should...

" ... The method they are talking about should work too, but I don't think it's needed. ..."

I was just mentioning those sites, as they usually have an image of the 98SE boot floppy around...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 17th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,581
Posted By gordguide
From where I sit, the "housing bubble" has...

From where I sit, the "housing bubble" has already "burst". Of course, there will always be another, sometime in the future. Prices are self-regulating and all bubbles eventually burst. You just...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By gordguide
Interesting explanation. The primary throttle...

Interesting explanation. The primary throttle sensors used in most vehicles are a resistive sensor, which should be inherently immune to RFI. However, that would not properly be described as "an...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 16th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,617
Posted By gordguide
He was dangerous then, too, by the way. YouTube...

He was dangerous then, too, by the way.
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEYwVb-6TeE)
Turn it up a bit, it's a very old recording.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 16th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,617
Posted By gordguide
Well, I seem to be at risk of "re-hijacking" the...

Well, I seem to be at risk of "re-hijacking" the thread back to CSIS's file on Tommy Douglas and it's refusal to release details about his file. Usually I'm the one going off on Tangents ... oh well....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 16th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,266
Posted By gordguide
I'm not sure if it will help in this particular...

I'm not sure if it will help in this particular case (might require a "real" CC vendor) but hpb made a great point ... even if using PayPal, always pay by Credit Card instead of the Paypal default...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 16th, 2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 31,715
Posted By gordguide
Ikea Kitchen Planner isn't that great, even on...

Ikea Kitchen Planner isn't that great, even on Windows hardware. You're not missing much. You can, if you want to torture yourself, use javascript based layout stuff hosted on the Ikea Canada...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 16th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By gordguide
fdisk will be on the Windows 98 boot floppy. You...

fdisk will be on the Windows 98 boot floppy. You will be able to boot from the floppy. I believe there is a very decent "latest" Windows98 SE version that can work with a lot of hardware and Windows...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 16th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,022
Posted By gordguide
I can't argue with the recommendation for Disk...

I can't argue with the recommendation for Disk Warrior; it's an awesome app (and the people at Alsoft are some of the very best people who ever supported a Mac, bar none). If it's "just sitting...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 16th, 2010, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By gordguide
So far, I'm loving Snow Leopard Server. ...

So far, I'm loving Snow Leopard Server.

However, this is not "Your Grandfather's OSX".

My first advice is "Be A Good Boy Scout", aka "Be Prepared". You must make absolutely sure that DNS is...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By gordguide
" ... Actually you'll get less audio loss...

" ... Actually you'll get less audio loss recording them like this and saving to a non-lossy format (like AIFF) than you would converting them to another lossy format (i.e. mp3). ..."

Although I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By gordguide
Not sure what the point of the debate is. It...

Not sure what the point of the debate is. It came, we survived, it may be over. It's right to review and re-evaluate any response to viral outbreaks, but I don't understand the talk that it was not...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,601
Posted By gordguide
Well, because I was at a friend's house for the...

Well, because I was at a friend's house for the game, and they wanted to watch half-time, I actually caught some of it. It was no worse and no better than I expected.

If you were at the game, it...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Feb 8th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By gordguide
More power to the seller. If you think...

More power to the seller.

If you think he/she is stupid, what would you think if you came home from work one day and your wife said "Look, Hon ... I just sold an eMail address I made up on hotmail...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,075
Posted By gordguide
Complaining about Prices: A price is just a...

Complaining about Prices:

A price is just a price. It doesn't have anything to do with value; value is a separate item altogether. If used Macs don't have that value to you, I hope I don't have to...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By gordguide
As someone who's been using Macs since about...

As someone who's been using Macs since about 1989, I'd have to say the quality is improving, and although Apple laptops were almost always well made, even they were not as robust as what you can buy...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 8th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By gordguide
.rm are RealPlayer format files. Nothing to do...

.rm are RealPlayer format files. Nothing to do with iTunes; RealNetworks traditionally didn't allow the format to be imported into iTunes.

If you go to RealNetwork's site, you could try...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 8th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By gordguide
I've figured it out myself. If anyone's...

I've figured it out myself.

If anyone's interested, you use Workgroup Manager, not Server Admin.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 8th, 2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By gordguide
It depends on what you're looking for. I don't...

It depends on what you're looking for. I don't find any one single vendor to be "the best".
For Apple-specific stuff, I've used MacDoc (Toronto), ManTek (Winnipeg), CanadaRAM (Victoria, I think) and...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 8th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By gordguide
The original question wasn't about user or admin...

The original question wasn't about user or admin account passwords.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 4th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By gordguide
You see, there are always people willing to spill...

You see, there are always people willing to spill the beans.

Thanks for not mentioning the other ways, which are questions PC-centric thieves Google for to unlock and resell stolen MacBooks.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 4th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By gordguide
" ... What I wonder is how gordguide has not...

" ... What I wonder is how gordguide has not figured out how to use the quote button yet!!? ..."

I know how to use the quote button. However, it's not proper form to quote without quotation marks,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 4th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By gordguide
At least in my experience, removing the...

At least in my experience, removing the Blackberry battery, and then rebooting the phone, solves the issues with BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac. Although I have a WinXP setup on my Intel MacBook,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By gordguide
Preview is really a pdf display app; it's not a...

Preview is really a pdf display app; it's not a full featured pdf editing/creating app. For that you need the Adobe apps (which cost money).

But, I seem to recall that if you play with the Save...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By gordguide
" ... Aside to GordGuide: If you're so damn...

" ... Aside to GordGuide: If you're so damn smart, why are you in Saskatoon? ..."

All I'm going to say, is, I've livin' the dream.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By gordguide
" ... Gordguide, you are correct about the income...

" ... Gordguide, you are correct about the income tax installment payments. However, how do you think the payments are calculated upon? The previous year's taxable income. The EI contributions will...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,123
Posted By gordguide
" ... I'm also assuming that the contributions...

" ... I'm also assuming that the contributions would be based on the previous year's taxable income and that they would be payable in full each year by a certain date. ..."

It's based on the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 3rd, 2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By gordguide
That lawyer-to-lawyer thing works pretty well...

That lawyer-to-lawyer thing works pretty well sometimes, and often is the cheapest in the end, because it can get settled pretty quickly and positively.

I'm reminded of one time where someone (in...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By gordguide
Check to make sure it's not a memory issue. ...

Check to make sure it's not a memory issue.

If you have AppleCare, you should have got (or can download and burn a disk) TechTool which has a memory test, plus a bunch of other tests you can run....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,358
Posted By gordguide
The software itself is not automatically illegal....

The software itself is not automatically illegal.

Employers generally have the right to instal keyloggers on their own systems. You might be using such a system at work. Although they probably...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,705
Posted By gordguide
jamesB you're right, but LittleSnitch is an...

jamesB you're right, but LittleSnitch is an exception. It needs to work at a lower level than most user applications (like Safari, Word, etc) so it will install stuff (besides the usual preferences,...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By gordguide
Are you trying to create a PDF with form fields?...

Are you trying to create a PDF with form fields? Or are you trying to edit a pdf with notes you can embed (and view later) in the PDF?
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,442
Posted By gordguide
Snow Leopard Server (MiniServer) discussion

I'm in the midst of putting a Mini Server up for my own use.
I've already asked a few questions I had before it arrived and had great responses.

At one time I would have had a fairly easy time...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Feb 3rd, 2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By gordguide
It's not a "policy" per se, as far as I know ......

It's not a "policy" per se, as far as I know ... but most people here who would know how to help another member with such a thing would post and suggest the member PM for the info. That way it's...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 31st, 2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By gordguide
Broadly speaking, you own any creative work you...

Broadly speaking, you own any creative work you produce.

The issue that might arise in your situation, is if she is claiming that what you did was a "work for hire". For example, work you do while...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 31st, 2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 109,604
Posted By gordguide
Forgive me if someone's posted this before. ...

Forgive me if someone's posted this before.

This app is designed for those of you who do podcasts, radio shows, telephone interviews, recordings of public meetings, or meetings in general. It's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By gordguide
You can't reliably test wireless speeds casually....

You can't reliably test wireless speeds casually. There are way too many potential issues ... moving one machine a half meter can change everything. That's how radio waves work.

Plug them into a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By gordguide
" ... Unfortunately in a case like this it makes...

" ... Unfortunately in a case like this it makes little difference as to who has resonsiblity. At this point of time neither side is going to refund cash or provide a new computer, simply because...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By gordguide
" ... This simple contract law stuff. The OP...

" ... This simple contract law stuff.

The OP contracted with Apple for a computer and delivery. Apple out-sources deliver. So..

Apple contracted with UPS for delivery.

The OP does not have a...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,064
Posted By gordguide
" ... Like I said before, I own both these mini's...

" ... Like I said before, I own both these mini's and that is my opinion.
If I want something waaaaaay faster, I'll use a waaaaaay faster computer ... not a current mini.
Also depending what you...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By gordguide
The way shipping works, is when you give a letter...

The way shipping works, is when you give a letter or a box to a shipper, you legally transfer ownership to that carrier on a temporary basis, until he can show it's delivered. Shipping is a very,...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By gordguide
" ... that patent is related to hardware, not...

" ... that patent is related to hardware, not software. ..."

Do you have the patent #? I could not find an Epson patent for printing on optical disks in the USPTO database, and nothing I've seen...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 26th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By gordguide
" ... Maybe the post should be amended to say "If...

" ... Maybe the post should be amended to say "If you bought your printer in the states..." to avoid confusion? ..."

For an in-store purchase, you might be able to get a Canadian model that might...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 25th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By gordguide
There are lots of issues that affect users in...

There are lots of issues that affect users in Canada due to the excessively lenient and somewhat casual approach of the United States Patent & Trade Mark Office (USPTO) to software patents.

The...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,779
Posted By gordguide
Well, it took until the 23rd of January but...

Well, it took until the 23rd of January but Saskatoon finally had a snowfall more than an inch or two. After two weeks of warm near/above 0C weather, which laid down a nice layer of ice on top of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,942
Posted By gordguide
I just turn JavaScript* off at the first hint of...

I just turn JavaScript* off at the first hint of annoying behaviour, such as the very first floating ad or window. Safari: Preferences: Security ...

Sometimes I forget to turn it back on, and it's...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,942
Posted By gordguide
PPC Mac's will no longer play Flash files? Tell...

PPC Mac's will no longer play Flash files? Tell me it isn't so!

Well, I can hardly wait. Might have to sell everything and go back to G5's ... imagine ... a world without Flash .... and people say...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 24th, 2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 32,814
Posted By gordguide
Well, there were 300 brave souls to represent the...

Well, there were 300 brave souls to represent the riding of Mr Axworthy in Regina.
Apparently there were 400 in Saskatoon. That's 700 people representing roughly 430,000 citizens in those two...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 20th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By gordguide
All in good fun: Q: How do you tell if the...

All in good fun:

Q: How do you tell if the person knocking on the door is your drummer?

A: The knocks get louder and faster.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 20th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By gordguide
To avoid confusion, just go to the Apple Menu...

To avoid confusion, just go to the Apple Menu (top left), and select:
"About this Mac".
It will list the numeric OS version there eg: "Version 10.5.8"

If you like, click the "more info" button...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 20th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By gordguide
" ... I think the mistake they made with the...

" ... I think the mistake they made with the Tonight Show was trying to accommodate Jay's existing audience and mix in some of Conan's humour, and the two just don't work. ..."

Leno was also a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 20th, 2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By gordguide
ice the drummer ...

Posted on Craigslist, since removed by admins, but you know how the "internets" are ... someone saved the text, knowing that Craigslist is sensitive to such things as posting for a hitman ...

"...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 19th, 2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By gordguide
I think it might also be worth mentioning that...

I think it might also be worth mentioning that Leno moved as host from the Tonight Show because he asked to be; he complained that the late time frame was interfering with his family life.

Say...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 19th, 2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,946
Posted By gordguide
" ... I've never heard of microwave for anything...

" ... I've never heard of microwave for anything but cooking. ..."

But you've seen these?
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,114
Posted By gordguide
I bought 100 @ $17 in 2002. THAT was the deal of...

I bought 100 @ $17 in 2002. THAT was the deal of the decade.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,630
Posted By gordguide
" ... Surely there must be somewhere in Canada...

" ... Surely there must be somewhere in Canada that presses? ..."

I would find that very hard to believe. Making LPs is a fairly involved manufacturing process, compared to stamping CDs.

At one...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,630
Posted By gordguide
Are you talking about a pressing plant for a...

Are you talking about a pressing plant for a vinyl LP?

I'm pretty sure they're all gone in Canada.

Who cut the master? They would almost certainly be a pressing plant; no-one else would have a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 32,814
Posted By gordguide
The inquiry isn't going anywhere ... it will be...

The inquiry isn't going anywhere ... it will be back, assuming it ever left.

Apparently the outrage over prorogue isn't about "democracy" so much as releasing the hounds over Afghanistan. I'm sure...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,689
Posted By gordguide
Don't worry ... God's going to take him off the...

Don't worry ... God's going to take him off the air.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By gordguide
We have a good community radio station in...

We have a good community radio station in Saskatoon (FM band) that relies on donations and volunteers to supplant it's meagre income and limited paid staff. But, commercial radio has the edge in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 32,814
Posted By gordguide
Mr Harper's "moral authority to govern" is given...

Mr Harper's "moral authority to govern" is given to him by the Loyal Opposition, without whose support he has no government.

They are collectively free to end this government any time the House is...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 18th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By gordguide
Extensive testing of Apple Lossless files have...

Extensive testing of Apple Lossless files have proven many times that when compressed to ALF, then uncompressed to the original format, the resulting file is bit-for-bit identical to the original...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 18th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 155,399
Posted By gordguide
" ... and since torrents are "still" legal in...

" ... and since torrents are "still" legal in Canada, we don’t have to worry about blocks. ..."

"Torrents" are legal everywhere. It's the content of the torrent that matters.

In Canada, only...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By gordguide
Have been a happy Sirius subscriber for about...

Have been a happy Sirius subscriber for about five years. I like some of the more obscure music channels, and I have to say I've been introduced to hundreds of new artists that I've never heard on...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 18th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 32,814
Posted By gordguide
" ... prorogation has been used in almost all...

" ... prorogation has been used in almost all cases when a government's legislative agenda has been mostly achieved or attempted ..."

I think that whomever believes that has a very short memory.
...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 15th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By gordguide
I would make sure that the correct resolution and...

I would make sure that the correct resolution and refresh frequency is set for both the MacBook video out and the TV video in.

AFAIK the Apple implementation of displayport doesn't carry audio...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 15th, 2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,135
Posted By gordguide
It's not that complicated, and it's built-in. Has...

It's not that complicated, and it's built-in. Has been for a while.

Highlight a file in the Finder (or in most applications, for the highlighted item or data) and go to:
[Application Name; can be...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 15th, 2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,474
Posted By gordguide
" ... This whole incident is another valuable...

" ... This whole incident is another valuable reminder to us all --

DO NOT keep liquids close to your computer!! ..."

Does Beer count?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 32,814
Posted By gordguide
I don't really understand what all the fuss is...

I don't really understand what all the fuss is about. Proroguing of Parliament is as old as the hills and is a fairly regular feature of Canadian political history.

I do understand that those who...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,350
Posted By gordguide
" ... A diesel generator produces air pollution,...

" ... A diesel generator produces air pollution, a turbine generator using waterflow from a stream doesn't. ..."

Depends on what you mean by "doesn't". When up and operational a Hydro Project is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,112
Posted By gordguide
It's unfortunate that she's traveled to the US...

It's unfortunate that she's traveled to the US during the time the record was in the CPIC database. US Customs has full access to the database and will have checked it; copied it to their system, and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,350
Posted By gordguide
This "zero pollution and waste" stuff is pure...

This "zero pollution and waste" stuff is pure wishful thinking.

A single RAM stick costs more to produce, greenhouse gas-wise, than a laptop uses if powered for three years nonstop...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 14th, 2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,350
Posted By gordguide
Well, the Oil Sands are no saints, if we're...

Well, the Oil Sands are no saints, if we're pointing fingers.

The problem with pointing fingers, of course, is they alway point back.

The thing is, if you're living and breathing, you are the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 11th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By gordguide
Great answers, all. That covers all the main...

Great answers, all. That covers all the main issues I had questions about. Thanks.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 11th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,458
Posted By gordguide
There seems to be a lot of buzz and speculation...

There seems to be a lot of buzz and speculation about what the tablet might, or might not be, and most of that seems to be text, text, text, or video video video.

I tell you what ... give me draw...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 11th, 2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,767
Posted By gordguide
Although I've gotten used to the trackpads, if...

Although I've gotten used to the trackpads, if there's a mouse around, I'm using it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By gordguide
The LifeHacker timeline is somewhat more accurate...

The LifeHacker timeline is somewhat more accurate if you live in the US. Canadian markets do differ somewhat, so take that into consideration. You might notice things alter a month or so either way...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 10th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,694
Posted By gordguide
You might want to consider going to that...

You might want to consider going to that particular intersection and taking some photos from where you think the viewing cop was and where your car would have traveled. Take whatever else you think...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,608
Posted By gordguide
I'm not sure what the worst app ever is ... but I...

I'm not sure what the worst app ever is ... but I can tell you this. No matter how absolutely fantastic any application may be, if you want it to instantly become a candidate for "worst app ever",...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 10th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By gordguide
I don't know, Viper. I can't argue with what you...

I don't know, Viper. I can't argue with what you said, and I can't quite put my finger on it, but Palm seems to be actively striving ... for the middle. I don't think it's a problem with the hardware...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 10th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By gordguide
"Apple also announced that Jon Rubinstein,...

"Apple also announced that Jon Rubinstein, Apple’s senior vice president of the iPod Division will retire on March 31 and be succeeded by Tony Fadell. Fadell will report to Steve Jobs and take over...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 10th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,417
Posted By gordguide
I've been renovating my kitchen, and of course,...

I've been renovating my kitchen, and of course, I'm looking at resale value, since the housing market data clearly shows a new bubble is about to begin in 43 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes from this very...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By gordguide
" ... I agree with the previous poster that ARD...

" ... I agree with the previous poster that ARD would be overkill for a 2 computer network ..."

Just to confirm (it probably doesn't change your advice, but just to be sure) the network will...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By gordguide
Anyone use Apple Remote Desktop?

I'm going to be setting up a home server to handle a variety of tasks, including some home security, backup, and file serving to a couple of local Macs (connection via Ethernet).

The server will...
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