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Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 12th, 2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,832
Posted By spoonie
2007 intel core 2 duo 1.83 ghz Mac Mini

oldschool mac mini.


80gb hd
2gb ram
os 10.7.5

DVI out, FW, usb. has BT and wifi.

Fresh install. 7/10 cosmetics, optical drive is works but is quite noisy.
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 2nd, 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,165
Posted By spoonie
this ad is updated (may 21st)

this ad is updated (may 21st)
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 1st, 2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,165
Posted By spoonie
27" iMac i7 2.93 Quad.

iMac "Core i7" 2.93 27-Inch (Mid-2010) Specs (Mid-2010, MC784LL/A, iMac11,3, A1312, 2390) @ EveryMac.com...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jul 4th, 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
For Sale N/a
Views: 2,255
Posted By spoonie
...

...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jul 3rd, 2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
For Sale N/a
Views: 2,255
Posted By spoonie
N/a

Please delete.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 9th, 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By spoonie
i bought a bunch of these 6 pin-to-6pinmac...

i bought a bunch of these 6 pin-to-6pinmac cables. you can have one if you bring me a coffee. send me a message if you're available daytime this weekend.

i'm way over just east of the beaches -...
Forum: Mac Desktops Dec 29th, 2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By spoonie
Mac Pro mid-2010 Dual 2.4

Dual 2.4ghz, 8-core/16-thread
A few scratches here and there but nothing terribly bad.

Geeks average is 15,400-ish in 64-bit mode.

12gb ram, ATI 2600HD
Wifi
Bluetooth
Mavericks installed.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 25th, 2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,028
Posted By spoonie
i wouldn't pay more than $200 for a 1,1 now. ...

i wouldn't pay more than $200 for a 1,1 now.

with that said, $80 in a pair of x5355's for them and some thermal paste +2,1 EFI flash = pretty capable machine!

ram is still expensive and, iirc,...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,930
Posted By spoonie
I'm guessing that FCPx, and, my own hope - not...

I'm guessing that FCPx, and, my own hope - not just for this box but continued "pro" mac applications and hardware - is that OpenCL/GL is embraced on an OS level, so that 3rd party application can...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,930
Posted By spoonie
outperform how? isn't one of the eventual goals...

outperform how? isn't one of the eventual goals of the mac os to utilize openCL/GL more as an OS-wide thing? that's where the speed is.
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 18th, 2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
For Sale 2009 13" mbp
Views: 847
Posted By spoonie
Thanks again, computer looks like it's brand new....

Thanks again, computer looks like it's brand new. Great seller.
Forum: Mac Portables Dec 16th, 2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
For Sale 2009 13" mbp
Views: 847
Posted By spoonie
message sent.

message sent.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 9th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By spoonie
ah, right. forgot that they made two versions of...

ah, right. forgot that they made two versions of the mia. i blame old age ;)
Forum: Classifieds Dec 9th, 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,423
Posted By spoonie
awesome, thanks!

awesome, thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 9th, 2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By spoonie
yah, those old 2496 cards are super-cheap on...

yah, those old 2496 cards are super-cheap on craigslist/kijiji etc. i'd buy used.

also, the old echo mia or gina (breakout box) might work for you as well. Everyone dumped them when pci-e came...
Forum: Classifieds Dec 9th, 2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,423
Posted By spoonie
that site doesn't seem to have the mid 2010 on...

that site doesn't seem to have the mid 2010 on the list, just 2009 machines. weird.
Forum: Classifieds Dec 6th, 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,423
Posted By spoonie
Price Check: 2010 mac pro 2.4 x2

I have a dual 2.4 8 core mac pro i'm thinking about selling.

6 gigs ram
1T drive
GT120
has wifi and bluetooth.

What's it worth?
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 3rd, 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By spoonie
CCC has saved my bacon more times than I can...

CCC has saved my bacon more times than I can remember. Well worth the $.
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 11th, 2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By spoonie
2009 Mac Pro - Please delete ad.

Not for sale anymore.
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 4th, 2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By spoonie
still for sale, price negotiable. no...

still for sale, price negotiable.
no keyboard/mouse.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By spoonie
I liked Anandtech's take on it. AnandTech |...

I liked Anandtech's take on it.

AnandTech | The iPhone 5s Review (http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review)
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 13th, 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By spoonie
I get hit with the mail app not displaying...

I get hit with the mail app not displaying messages constantly. a welcome upgrade for that alone.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,066
Posted By spoonie
Apple - iPhone 5 - View countries with supported...

Apple - iPhone 5 - View countries with supported LTE networks. (http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)

Looks like they'll continue the trend of working on band #4 (aws)...

With all the avion points...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,066
Posted By spoonie
Agree- the 5S will probably be priced in the...

Agree- the 5S will probably be priced in the stratosphere unlocked and new.

I read somewhere about a possible update for the tv box coming (software only).
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,066
Posted By spoonie
Living in Toronto, and rarely leaving the GTA,...

Living in Toronto, and rarely leaving the GTA, i'm in one of their "zones".

If the unsubsidized price of the 5S and 5C are reasonable (under $600)..i might finally upgrade from my 3GS :D
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 10th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,066
Posted By spoonie
i expect a couple of phones. what i hope?...

i expect a couple of phones.

what i hope? that the 5c is available, with a decent subsidized price, on Wind Mobile.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 9th, 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By spoonie
Does anyone here have an experience with the...

Does anyone here have an experience with the newer crucial drive? the 960gb m500?

I have the older M4 (500gb), which has been utterly reliable now for 13 months. Not a huge amount of time to...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By spoonie
Angel-eyes! :D OS X Tuco. :P

Angel-eyes! :D

OS X Tuco. :P
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By spoonie
V4 still rocks (though I use 6.x.x daily). ...

V4 still rocks (though I use 6.x.x daily).

Hostage-ware is a good way to put it. This model sucks.
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 7th, 2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By spoonie
Apple PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0ghz, 2.5gig ram, Radeon9600

Gone. ended up trading for a BB playbook :D

we'll see how that goes.
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 7th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By spoonie
Powermac G5 2.0dual, 4gig ram, 160hd, fx5200

7,3 for sale.

10.5.8 updated.

G5 PowerPc Mac for sale. Has enough ram to actually DO stuff (CS3 capable should you feel so inclined).
160 gig hard drive, 4 gigs ram.
fx5200 video (dvi out...
Forum: Anything Mac May 29th, 2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By spoonie
these macs dont use FBdimms. they're not 2008's.

these macs dont use FBdimms. they're not 2008's.
Forum: Anything Mac May 29th, 2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By spoonie
mixed - about 30% macs. IT guys use laptops, I...

mixed - about 30% macs. IT guys use laptops, I think lenovos/toshiba mix. no idea what's in the server rooms, don't really care.
Forum: Anything Mac May 29th, 2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By spoonie
now that is simply inspired thinking. time to...

now that is simply inspired thinking. time to talk to accounting beejacon beejacon
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By spoonie
yup - i'm in pre-press, so at least I can hang on...

yup - i'm in pre-press, so at least I can hang on to the 23" cinema. but yah - from my chair - complete waste of $.
Forum: Anything Mac May 28th, 2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By spoonie
IT departments are weird - vs - what would you do?

I have an 8core 2010 at work, with 6 gigs of ram (so it's basically paging-out all the time - it's bottlenecked by ram).

So, I asked for another 16 gigs - cheap enough, right?

Instead of...
Forum: Anything Mac May 9th, 2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,449
Posted By spoonie
here at work (about 35 stations) ..no one is very...

here at work (about 35 stations) ..no one is very pleased. we'll be on cs6 for awhile.
Forum: Mac Desktops Apr 25th, 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By spoonie
sorry, long gone.

sorry, long gone.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By spoonie
..we said in 2011, 2012... and 2013.

..we said in 2011, 2012... and 2013.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By spoonie
and i thought i was being all forward-thinking by...

and i thought i was being all forward-thinking by downloading Fallout 2. Yes, Two. :D (i'm now addicted to gog.com)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 26th, 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By spoonie
hope they add "cloth" to that list. it's pretty...

hope they add "cloth" to that list. it's pretty bad even in big $ movies.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By spoonie
yup - 10.6.8 is a rock. i'm using it in Lion and...

yup - 10.6.8 is a rock. i'm using it in Lion and having no issues, but I know i'm in the minority.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 15th, 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By spoonie
if there's an engine change between 7.2.x and...

if there's an engine change between 7.2.x and 9.1.8, I can't hear it.

i will say this - the interface is not nearly as snappy/fast as it used to be in 7.2.x - but it does seem to be a bit more...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 14th, 2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By spoonie
I'd be ok with updated guts, i dont need new case...

I'd be ok with updated guts, i dont need new case design - however - maybe a more streamlined interior design to allow slot-in SSD's instead of two superdrives (though, i admit, the extra space...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 13th, 2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By spoonie
to the choir you are preaching :)

to the choir you are preaching :)
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 13th, 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By spoonie
probably summer at the soonest. tied to intel's...

probably summer at the soonest. tied to intel's new xeons coming out.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By spoonie
I meant to, but i saw the prices on ebay and just...

I meant to, but i saw the prices on ebay and just went with it. instant gratification or something :D
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 11th, 2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By spoonie
hardwaresolutions never replied to my email....

hardwaresolutions never replied to my email. shrug.

i ended up buying some used x5570's from an ebay seller that ships from waterloo - as it turns out, I also bought some x5355's from them as...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By spoonie
gah, you guys are right. "vanilla" pc cards will...

gah, you guys are right. "vanilla" pc cards will work in mountain lion, but not snowy. damn.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By spoonie
non-efi vid cards - snow leopard?

It's a known thing that many PC vid cards will work on mac towers w/o boot screens if you're running ML or Lion.

are there any cheap ati/amd or nvidia cards that will work on a mac pro running...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By spoonie
Amazing post. I'd love a legalized osx installer...

Amazing post. I'd love a legalized osx installer .. with a supported list of motherboards, nics, vid-cards etc ootb.

pass the bag of shrooms this way! :D
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,036
Posted By spoonie
i'm happy that a 2010/2012 tower machine can...

i'm happy that a 2010/2012 tower machine can still run Snow Leopard. ML is... frilly.

i wonder what OS will be the minimum once (if?) a new tower comes out later this year. Willing to bet some of...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,348
Posted By spoonie
"Not so with Apple" we'll see. the...

"Not so with Apple"

we'll see. the interesting thing is whether Apple goes bananas on R&D spending or not. gotta keep the crazy ideas coming down the pipe to realize the good ones
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By spoonie
can a mac with no OS on it use a "new" Sata...

can a mac with no OS on it use a "new" Sata connected DVD internally to install? (if the machine is expecting it to come from the P-ata bus) .. ? my superdrive is also dead on my 1,1.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By spoonie
Used Xeon Source... in Canada?

Anyone know of any?

LA Micro and IT Creations are all over the place in the USA, but if i can source something local that'd be great.

Specifically interested in pricing on the W5590 or X5680...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By spoonie
I haven't tried, but since ML states its 3,1 and...

I haven't tried, but since ML states its 3,1 and up, I'd assume not.

Sad, because even with the original cpu config, it has enough juice to run it.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By spoonie
picked the pair up for $150-ish including...

picked the pair up for $150-ish including shipping - as it happens, the seller was in waterloo ontario.

this now makes the machine a keeper for me to run as a slave machine instead of picking up...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 24th, 2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By spoonie
fwiw, i took the plunge this week, ordered a pair...

fwiw, i took the plunge this week, ordered a pair of 5355's from ebay - they showed up today and i threw them in my 1,1 mac pro.

i applied the 2,1 firmware update (netkas) first, then did the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By spoonie
there's a way to do it, but its ugly. also, its...

there's a way to do it, but its ugly. also, its possible that upgrades will "break" it.

still being a guy that likes to live in the past, i'm pretty happy with Snow Leopard - if i could run it on...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By spoonie
i'd say a $140-150 cost is well worth it. the...

i'd say a $140-150 cost is well worth it. the performance jump is huge!

some good info here.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2809634?start=0&tstart=0

pics:
Mac Pro upgraded with 2...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 19th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By spoonie
the 1,1 upgrades are pretty simple. you just need...

the 1,1 upgrades are pretty simple. you just need the right tools - specifically a very very tall hex screw.

xeon x5365 is the highest you can go - but the most cost effective x5355 will get you a...
Forum: Mac Desktops Jan 3rd, 2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 796
Posted By spoonie
2006 Mac Pro Dual Xeon 2.66

This was sold ($800 for the sake of price-checking).
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,143
Posted By spoonie
if it's the mac pro, they'll use it as a reason...

if it's the mac pro, they'll use it as a reason to justify their asking prices :D
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 7th, 2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,183
Posted By spoonie
most people I know in a video or audio production...

most people I know in a video or audio production environment still run SL. My "B" box runs SL doing all the heavy lifting, while the "A" box runs Lion - which, I have to admit - so far - has been a...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,049
Posted By spoonie
i'm going to be switching to teksavvy in march...

i'm going to be switching to teksavvy in march when my contract "savings" are all up.

what modem do i want to buy to get the fancy speeds and have no config issues?
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 28th, 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By spoonie
oh, i didnt know I could change the title. ...

oh, i didnt know I could change the title.

each 2.3DC went for $150. - neither had a ton of ram or a large hard drive.
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 28th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By spoonie
both are gone. thx for the interest.

both are gone. thx for the interest.
Forum: Mac Portables Nov 22nd, 2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By spoonie
the power inverter board is pretty cheap, have...

the power inverter board is pretty cheap, have you considered giving it a shot with just that as a fix? The ifixit instructions are pretty clear.
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 19th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By spoonie
PowerMac G5 Dual-Core 2.3 Ghz (2)

One left.

Model Name: Power Mac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac11,2
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 2
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 1.5 GB
Bus...
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 19th, 2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By spoonie
replied.

replied.
Forum: Classifieds Nov 18th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By spoonie
agree. i guess i'll take what I can get. thx...

agree. i guess i'll take what I can get. thx gents!
Forum: Classifieds Nov 18th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By spoonie
agree, and agree. time to go hunting for...

agree, and agree.

time to go hunting for some old ram. thx for the feedback, guys.

prices seem ok at 200...ish? I honestly cant guess. I do want to get rid of them.
Forum: Mac Desktops Nov 18th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By spoonie
Forum: Classifieds Nov 16th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By spoonie
its not a question of what i'd do, its a question...

its not a question of what i'd do, its a question of them repurposing it into the g5 they're keeping.
people love old stuff.

and yah, for sure dropping in price. i just want the 45lb...
Forum: Classifieds Nov 16th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By spoonie
Price Check G5 2.3 dual core

Dual core 2.3 Powermac 11,2

price without ram or HD? (for people that need new mobo) ?
price with small HD and 2 gigs ram?

i'm thinking $150 for the first, and $200+ish with stuff in it an...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By spoonie
perfect - thx gents!

perfect - thx gents!
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By spoonie
Did these ship w/ Tiger? where can I find this...

Did these ship w/ Tiger? where can I find this out?

I'm interested in Panther as I'm contemplating building an old "legacy" Pro Tools Mix+ System.
Forum: Classifieds Nov 13th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,112
Posted By spoonie
Forum: Mac Portables Nov 13th, 2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By spoonie
shooting for $280...ish. it works fine, but it is...

shooting for $280...ish. it works fine, but it is admittedly in poor looking shape.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 13th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By spoonie
G5 system software / baseline

Because I can't seem to find this easily..

2.0 DP G5 PCI-X - can these run Panther?

Same question for 2.3 DC G5 PCI-e.

Thanks!
Forum: Classifieds Nov 13th, 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,352
Posted By spoonie
poking around, it seems that $1100-1300 is the...

poking around, it seems that $1100-1300 is the going rate for the 4-core model. the addition of the SSD and the hard-drives just makes yours a bit more delicious - not sure if they really 'up' the...
Forum: Mac Portables Nov 4th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By spoonie
2007 Macbook Pro 2.16 / 4gb / 500gb

Edit: no long for sale.



posted this on the usual classifieds sites - but here it is again anyway.

In good shape, i've seen these listed at 550-650. Mine isn't in good cosmetic shape, so...
Forum: Miscellaneous Oct 29th, 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By spoonie
KRK VXT6 Studio Monitors

Well-used (about 3 years) but not but abused, VXT6 monitors for sale here. A few scuffs here and there but no giant scratches.

They've been modified to have red lights instead of the...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By spoonie
ya know, this also drives me bonkers. i like the...

ya know, this also drives me bonkers. i like the usb on both sides like on the 2,2 mbp. just one more port - or even another TB on the other side.. would have been awesome.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 15th, 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By spoonie
Well, she's up and running on 10.6.8. ...

Well, she's up and running on 10.6.8.

Video, sound, ethernet, sleep/wake etc - everything works.

Right now the tiny screen is hooked up via DVI/VGA adapter.

The last hurdle to test is to...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By spoonie
Demp: So far my hackintosh should run 10.6.8...

Demp:

So far my hackintosh should run 10.6.8 with everything working properly.. for $220. I'd sort of feel it'd be a waste of a perfectly good mac mini if i stuffed one inside. I was even tempted...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By spoonie
coupla small updates... i love that...

coupla small updates...

i love that everything (except the PSU) fit inside the case in their original boxes. hilarious!...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By spoonie
i don't know if it's any easier, but you'll get...

i don't know if it's any easier, but you'll get to keep most of the icould stuff.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 12th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By spoonie
i'll throw in $0.02.... i had zero audio...

i'll throw in $0.02....

i had zero audio issues using 10.6.8 on my 3,1 - it was pretty great.

I've since moved on to Lion 10.7.5 on my 2012 mbp - and all my plugins/libraries etc work...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 11th, 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By spoonie
I found my 3,1 to be unshakeable once i had upped...

I found my 3,1 to be unshakeable once i had upped the ram. Still good boxes, those! Glad you got sorted out.
Forum: Mac Desktops Oct 10th, 2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By spoonie
i absolutely have no need for this, don't want to...

i absolutely have no need for this, don't want to put it in my house, and yet here i am, contemplating both. Gah! Consider it a free bump.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By spoonie
I didnt mean to sound unhappy! Having fun with...

I didnt mean to sound unhappy! Having fun with it. Fitting everything inside along with the cooling should be a challenge.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 9th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By spoonie
My Retro Waste Of Money

working on building an SE30 case into... probably an itunes server. It will be capable of sending out video as well, but.. that seems pointless.

here she is. happy to answer questions.

I picked...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 7th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By spoonie
It's a new tech, but you have to wonder what the...

It's a new tech, but you have to wonder what the markup is on a cable w/ two chips in each end :D

Glad you got it sorted.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 27th, 2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By spoonie
if you have already enabled screen-sharing on the...

if you have already enabled screen-sharing on the computer, you could try booting it w/o a videocard at all, and ethernet into it to see if it's working?
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Sep 23rd, 2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By spoonie
Still looking, the one i was supposed to get was...

Still looking, the one i was supposed to get was usurped by my sellers' mom. (#@$&#@*$.

willing to pay a bit more, not interested in spending a bunch (if i was, i'd just buy a new unlocked 5).
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 19th, 2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By spoonie
10.7.5 available.

1.23 gigs update for my MBP. wow.

also, EFI update for mid-2012 pros. (at least, there is for my 15" one).
Forum: iPhone, iPad, iPod & iOS Sep 18th, 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By spoonie
Rogers iPhone 4 or 4S 8/16gig

looking for a rogers or unlocked 4 or 4s, don't need much memory on it. 8 or 16 is fine.

will pay around $200 for a 4, or $260 for a 4s. possibly more if you have extras that are worth it.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 18th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By spoonie
oh man, thanks for posting this. grabbing now.

oh man, thanks for posting this. grabbing now.
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 18th, 2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Wanted To Buy Looking for a CUBE
Views: 762
Posted By spoonie
saw one one craigs or kijiji toronto area under...

saw one one craigs or kijiji toronto area under $100.
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 7th, 2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By spoonie
Sent out on wednesday, maybe you'll get them...

Sent out on wednesday, maybe you'll get them today.

Cheers!
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 7th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By spoonie
i've noticed patriot xt and corsair keys to be...

i've noticed patriot xt and corsair keys to be pretty fast.

also, there's an interesting thing on usb3 keys (with fast flash inside them) - actually perform better on usb2 slots than a lot of fast...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 5th, 2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,002
Posted By spoonie
grab an volt/omega meter and see what's going to...

grab an volt/omega meter and see what's going to that dvd area plug.
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 4th, 2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By spoonie
This is sold.

This is sold.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 3rd, 2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By spoonie
isnt usb2 480k-bit/s? theoretical max. there's...

isnt usb2 480k-bit/s? theoretical max. there's system overhead in there.

your usb media may not be able to write as quickly as its getting fed, of course.
Forum: Mac Desktops Sep 3rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Wanted To Buy Macintosh Classic
Views: 910
Posted By spoonie
ok, found my machine(s) ....but now i need a...

ok, found my machine(s) ....but now i need a functioning keyboard and mouse. anyone have any adb stuff?
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By spoonie
other than a minor speed-bump, pretty much same...

other than a minor speed-bump, pretty much same as 2010. the 2009 models are also similar, but with limiting firmware (which can be updated if you like to take risks :) )
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 27th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
the write speeds aren't as fast as other options...

the write speeds aren't as fast as other options out there, but i'd be lying if i said i could tell. this thing is a rocketship now.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 26th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
fwiw, now that i have (most of) komplete8ultimate...

fwiw, now that i have (most of) komplete8ultimate installed (ugh, again - takes forever) - my god, *what* load times? jeeebus, it's awesome.

i dont know what i'll do if i have to go back to...
Forum: Mac Desktops Aug 26th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By spoonie
mc - we have a bunch of decommissioned G5's at...

mc - we have a bunch of decommissioned G5's at work. I'll take a peek and see if there's any with the spare screws inside.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 26th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
i grabbed canada computers' last 512gb m4 from...

i grabbed canada computers' last 512gb m4 from the kennedy location - CCC'ing it now - cant wait to put it in!

hard to beat $400 - and like the sucker i am, i bought their replacement warrantee (2...
Forum: Mac Desktops Aug 24th, 2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By spoonie
Please delete

Mac Pro 3,1 workstation.


Sold.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 23rd, 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
thus far i'm leaning towards the samsung 830...

thus far i'm leaning towards the samsung 830 drive, i've been reading many good things.

the crucial m4, in its' advantage.. is going for $400 on amazon for a 512gb version right now.

Price war!
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 21st, 2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By spoonie
imho the 15" (even the base) is one hell of a...

imho the 15" (even the base) is one hell of a computer, retina or not.

if you like to move around a bunch, and it's for general use, the 13" is hard to beat.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 21st, 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
Ok, 16gb installed - geekbenches at almost...

Ok, 16gb installed - geekbenches at almost 11,000. I'm simply blown away at how capable this little slab of aluminum is. I haven't run a couple of my torture test logic sessions yet but i'm almost...
Forum: Miscellaneous Aug 21st, 2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By spoonie
4gb macbook pro ram 2x2gb

1600mhz 204 pin 12800 ram from a 2012 macbook pro.

from what i've read, will work in older macbook pros that use 204 pin ram at slower speeds.

$60 obo? no idea what this stuff is worth. happy...
Forum: Mac Desktops Aug 20th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Wanted To Buy Macintosh Classic
Views: 910
Posted By spoonie
Excellent - message sent!

Excellent - message sent!
Forum: Mac Desktops Aug 19th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Wanted To Buy Macintosh Classic
Views: 910
Posted By spoonie
Macintosh Classic

looking for an old classic with the traditional monitor-in-body shape. doesnt have to work, i plan to upgrade it into a usable machine with a more modern iteration of osx.

the less money I have to...
Forum: Mac Desktops Aug 19th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,402
Posted By spoonie
I realize this is a really old ad...but do you...

I realize this is a really old ad...but do you still have the classic?
Forum: Mac Portables Aug 19th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By spoonie
Sata cable for macbook pro 2,2

looking for a cable for the 2007 pre-unibody macbook pro. i broke mine during a swap.

i see them on ebay for $20+shipping, but if there's one local, i'd rather just pick it up.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
16gb will allow me to use this as an "away from...

16gb will allow me to use this as an "away from home" mini-studio using a good representative section of my sound libraries - heck, maybe all of the good ones once SSD prices come down.

the i7 has...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By spoonie
I've been doing bootable CCC backups, and clones...

I've been doing bootable CCC backups, and clones of important drives now for awhile. Typically every week, or when I work on something important. I leave them unplugged on a shelf when not in use.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,020
Posted By spoonie
Happy purchase!

I picked up a 15" base model MBP yesterday...

and i've already had it apart :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428943_10151006898497135_1305397245_n.jpg

5400 spinner...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 15th, 2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,585
Posted By spoonie
Congrats! I was so close to buying one, but i...

Congrats! I was so close to buying one, but i wanted the space to put in two drives w/o spending an arm and a leg.

the screen is awesome.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By spoonie
so, when will we see 500gb SSD's for $200? 12...

so, when will we see 500gb SSD's for $200? 12 months? 18?

Reliable ones, i mean, not no-name.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 13th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By spoonie
after checking a bunch of the specs, stats and vs...

after checking a bunch of the specs, stats and vs articles out there, i'm probably going for the 15" - not because of the size or screen rez, but because of the extra cores. Heck, in some tests its...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By spoonie
dona: i have a 2007 2.16 with 4gigs of ram. it's...

dona: i have a 2007 2.16 with 4gigs of ram. it's decent, but the allure of the new base 13", with an SSD (owc dvd tray replacement) and 16gb of memory (owc) is just too good to pass up on. Prices...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By spoonie
as it happens, the software I need to run, runs!...

as it happens, the software I need to run, runs! that is, if i believe random users on random forums. I'm going to take a chance with it; i still have my big machine incase everything goes bananas.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 8th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By spoonie
About to buy a new macbook pro - OS choice.

Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on any mid-2012 model?

I'll assume that whatever i'm buying this week will have L or ML on it already.

I'm willing to see if my software (Logic, Native...
Forum: Classifieds Apr 27th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By spoonie
Thanks, would rather pick it up locally than deal...

Thanks, would rather pick it up locally than deal w/ shipping.

Toronto area, fwiw. cheers :)
Forum: Classifieds Apr 27th, 2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By spoonie
Wanted: PCI-E Vid card

looking for a decent card. doesn't have to be crazy new.

8800gt, 2600HD xt etc.

looking to spend under $80. as long as it's happy in a 3,1 pro, great.
Forum: Mac Masters Apr 27th, 2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By spoonie
as a composer for picture, i'm pretty touchy on...

as a composer for picture, i'm pretty touchy on this. i find rampant theft everywhere.

if music isn't important, then why do the clients want certain music so badly? :love2:

CMRRA is the way to...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 26th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By spoonie
well, if you mean any of them, #1 has been the...

well, if you mean any of them, #1 has been the magsafe for me. I threw a HP across the room by tripping over the cord not once, but *twice*. the 2nd time killed the hard drive.

You could simply...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By spoonie
going to read now... remembering how unstable it...

going to read now... remembering how unstable it was initially w/ font software etc on a "yosemite" (Yikes!) motherboard G3 tower.
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 23rd, 2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By spoonie
does no one need a space heater? ;) price is...

does no one need a space heater? ;)

price is flexible. I know this can be useful to someone not needing the latest software, or to run linux etc.
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 19th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By spoonie
congrats! well worth it! you should be able...

congrats!

well worth it! you should be able to find a x5462 for a very reasonable price now. i believe OWC has the heatsinks required. make sure you get the proper stepping code for 1600fsb.

i...
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 14th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By spoonie
I have a friend that may be selling one of those,...

I have a friend that may be selling one of those, not sure if its running 2.8's or if he's upgraded it to 3.2's. shoot me your email in a private message and i'll pass it on to him, if you like.
Forum: Mac Desktops Mar 10th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By spoonie
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By spoonie
Touché! :)

Touché! :)
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By spoonie
Great to know, thanks!:love2:

Great to know, thanks!:love2:
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 7th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By spoonie
Startup Disc

I've never tried this...

Can I drop a boot drive from a macpro3,1 into a 5,1westmere and expect everything to work right away? Does 10.6.8 have all the kext files etc ready to go for all the mac...
Forum: Mac Masters Feb 28th, 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,534
Posted By spoonie
SL on my mac pro (Logic works when using 32 bit...

SL on my mac pro (Logic works when using 32 bit plug-in bridge) - i've heard that in Lion, if it can't validate a plugin, it simply will not allow it to be activated. At all. That's unacceptable.
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
well, this is all turning out to be too much of a...

well, this is all turning out to be too much of a pain, looks like i've secured a "nehalem" box from a friend for a good price.

thanks for all the suggesstions, everyone.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
too late, purchased. and of course, one is...

too late, purchased. and of course, one is showing a red LED on the riser - i tried every combo and it's a bad chip.

yay.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
Looks like i'm paying a premium. Oh well, c'est...

Looks like i'm paying a premium. Oh well, c'est la vie.

Paddy - yup - everything else that coule be killed was killed. At one point AM was showing 1.1 megs free!

Thx all. looks like i'll have...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
yah, just called carbon. they have it and it's...

yah, just called carbon. they have it and it's spendy. $389.

i'm sort of stuck. I can't continue working with Kontakt and Logic freaking out like this.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 21st, 2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
For some crazy reason, I thought if I ordered on...

For some crazy reason, I thought if I ordered on Friday, they would be here by tuesday.

I'm in a jam and need some ram today. What's a good local Toronto store to get some of this FB stuff w/o...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
fantastic - thanks for the link! i'll assume...

fantastic - thanks for the link!

i'll assume that $97.36 CDN is per chip? (since, iirc, one MUST buy them in pairs)

regardless, just ordered 2x 4gb sticks - thanks for the reco. The shipping...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 17th, 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By spoonie
Good place to purchase old, expensive RAM

Hey there.

I'm looking to buy some DDR2 6400 800mhz FB dimm for my macpro 3,1.

The best deal i've found so far online is from newegg, $209 for 2x4gb of the fully-buffered goodness that these...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,081
Posted By spoonie
ok. so the SD channels (if one has "me" tv that...

ok. so the SD channels (if one has "me" tv that includes channels up to 55+, space channel etc) will work w/o a box. got it.

thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 1st, 2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,081
Posted By spoonie
hopefully i'm not taking this too far off topic. ...

hopefully i'm not taking this too far off topic.

i'm looking at one of these:
EyeTV Hybrid Features (http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/hybrid09/product2.en.html)

on Rogers, do...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 13th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,365
Posted By spoonie
i wish them all the luck in the world.

i wish them all the luck in the world.
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By spoonie
No issues on my 8-core here.

No issues on my 8-core here.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jan 18th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,123
Posted By spoonie
and that is where 120hz screens shine. no...

and that is where 120hz screens shine. no filled/generated frames to fill.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 24th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By spoonie
Yup, decent deal. G&G had it for $1600 this past...

Yup, decent deal. G&G had it for $1600 this past weekend on their "Black Friday/weekend" Sale - i'm hoping for better.

My hope may be misplaced, though :lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 24th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By spoonie
Looking for savings on...

Sony HDTV products.

Does anyone here have some hookups?

I'm looking specifically for a Sony KDL46W4100.

The best retail price I could fine was at G&G in Scarborough - but there has to be...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 22nd, 2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By spoonie
I had the same problem with PACE/iLok - i had to...

I had the same problem with PACE/iLok - i had to install it THREE times, i did NOTHING differently, then it just worked?

:ptptptptp :ptptptptp :ptptptptp to digidesign for all this crap when you...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 20th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By spoonie
Openoffice 3.0 - native!

i searched and didn't see anything...

www: OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite (http://www.openoffice.org/)

finally, no more PPC stuff, and no mega-bloatware or forced spendy...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By spoonie
thx, picked up an MSI Starkey - worked right...

thx, picked up an MSI Starkey - worked right away, no drivers required.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By spoonie
Please recommend a USB Bluetooth dongle

Hey all. Looking for a bluetooth usb device to use on my mac mini.

does anyone have any reco's - preferably available at canadacomputers or tigerdirect.ca - i'd like to pick one up today.

i...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 6th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By spoonie
Please recommend a USB Bluetooth dongle

sorry - double posted? please delete.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 2nd, 2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,001
Posted By spoonie
the mac mini is not 1080p, it is? 120hz?

the mac mini is not 1080p, it is? 120hz?
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 1st, 2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,001
Posted By spoonie
there's more to FW than outright speed (timing,...

there's more to FW than outright speed (timing, peer to peer) - but to the average person, it means nothing.

is 1394 or the FW name something manufacturers still have to pay for, or is it an open...
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 1st, 2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,001
Posted By spoonie
so, it is 1080p 120hz output? if so, i already...

so, it is 1080p 120hz output? if so, i already like it. can you option "windows media center" instead of vista? this thing looks like it was made for the livingroom.

c'mon apple, catch up! (with...
Forum: Anything Mac Jul 24th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,928
Posted By spoonie
Just an update - no issues at all with my 8-core...

Just an update - no issues at all with my 8-core (granted, it's a 2.8, not a 2.88+)

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 27th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 56,501
Posted By spoonie
:( add me to the list of people that will...

:(

add me to the list of people that will not be an early adopter.

15$ EXTRA for call-display? are you kidding me?
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 7th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,278
Posted By spoonie
oh boy, i remember when i used to pirate music...

oh boy, i remember when i used to pirate music software.

i sure dont miss those days.

Just remember when you can afford to buy, DO IT! These guys writing the stuff are not the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 12th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,928
Posted By spoonie
Thanks for the firmware link, just updated. I...

Thanks for the firmware link, just updated. I didnt have any issues, but it never hurts to be proactive.

Now reads:
Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,998
Posted By spoonie
Thumbs up i'm a fan of the early corollas (up to 86) - but...

i'm a fan of the early corollas (up to 86) - but whatever generation housed the '91 - other than the rotting-fenders problem, they were (and in a lot of cases, still are!) absolutely bulletproof. I...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,998
Posted By spoonie
Thumbs up LOL! The thought of a 3000lb car with (and i'll...

LOL! The thought of a 3000lb car with (and i'll be VERY generous) 150whp going around a racetrack vs. a 1500lb race-prepped scirocco with ~130whp? Please. :)

The corolla is as exciting as a...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,998
Posted By spoonie
Toyota Corolla = Beige G3 233, OS8.6 ...

Toyota Corolla = Beige G3 233, OS8.6

Reliable, Slow, and boring as hell. :D
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,998
Posted By spoonie
Unlike the G3, the 6-cyl Precidia is still the...

Unlike the G3, the 6-cyl Precidia is still the business. the sound of that 6 at high rpm is fantastic. :clap:
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 8th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,998
Posted By spoonie
I have a "currently in for repairs" '81 Scirocco...

I have a "currently in for repairs" '81 Scirocco SGT1 race car (apple newton?) and a '95 vr6 jetta (yosemite "YIKES!" g3).
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 3rd, 2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,137
Posted By spoonie
Hayesk - relax. I was referring to this...

Hayesk - relax.

I was referring to this funny, but brutal "exploit"

Passport Canada security breach raises ID theft concerns...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,137
Posted By spoonie
LOL. i'm more worried about the governments...

LOL.

i'm more worried about the governments servers with their lazy-ass "you cant fire me!" civil-servant 3rd-grade IT staff.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,137
Posted By spoonie
i'm using ufile again online, and it seemed to...

i'm using ufile again online, and it seemed to handle a change-in-status from single to common-law-spouse no problem. CRA 'my site' also works no problems with safari.

i love tax time!
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 27,134
Posted By spoonie
Thumbs up gggfff - good post. that's a great price.

gggfff - good post. that's a great price.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 2nd, 2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 27,134
Posted By spoonie
a used digidesign mbox would do the trick. the...

a used digidesign mbox would do the trick. the pre-amps are actually acceptable. (and it comes w/ software).

presonus has a lot of great low-cost options as well.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 24th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,116
Posted By spoonie
i use ms mice at home, and logitech ones at work....

i use ms mice at home, and logitech ones at work.

i really like both, and have used both for well over 8 years. never been a fan of mac mice other than the one that came with my macII VX.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,109
Posted By spoonie
is 134 good?

is 134 good?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 16th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By spoonie
most professionals prefer a matte screen.

most professionals prefer a matte screen.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 10th, 2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,292
Posted By spoonie
the old one had dual busses, but i'd rather see...

the old one had dual busses, but i'd rather see benchmarks before making any performance claims.

as an aside - are the new ones quieter due to the 45nm 'cooler' chips?
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 5th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By spoonie
if it has the wireless+bluetooth, i wouldn't dip...

if it has the wireless+bluetooth, i wouldn't dip below 220-ish.

it still makes for a fantastic little HTPC.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 4th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,604
Posted By spoonie
you dont want to take a chance on a linksys...

you dont want to take a chance on a linksys old-school usb key that MIGHT have the wrong chipset if you can't return it...

the D-link WUA-1340 is a known "happy" usb-key in panther and tiger. It...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,604
Posted By spoonie
i ended up buying the wua-1340. it has drivers...

i ended up buying the wua-1340. it has drivers for panther and tiger, none for leopard.

its my understanding that any usb2.0 device will clock 'down' to 1.1 w/o any issues.
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,604
Posted By spoonie
i went this route on my mac mini g4 - and as a...

i went this route on my mac mini g4 - and as a side benefit, it works well in the USB pcmcia slot on my Wallstreet (which is running 10.3.9)
...
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 3rd, 2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By spoonie
Booo, i was at carbonation yesterday and they...

Booo, i was at carbonation yesterday and they didnt have any. Damn them for being convenient, friendly, and reasonably priced!
Forum: Anything Mac Feb 2nd, 2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,753
Posted By spoonie
i'm a bit late to the party here - but i have my...

i'm a bit late to the party here - but i have my macminiG4 hooked up to my oldschool "TV" via DVI>S-Video and it works flawlessly.

I still need to pickup a wireless keyboard/mouse, but so far i'm...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By spoonie
If i was after one, i dont think i'd want to pay...

If i was after one, i dont think i'd want to pay more than $1700-$1800ish, regardless of configuration. with the brand new quads starting at $2399 - asking 'too much' limits your buyer range - many...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 27th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,324
Posted By spoonie
i can't help you with the taskbar, but i can help...

i can't help you with the taskbar, but i can help you with the dock:

How To Replace Leopard Dock Files - LeopardDocks.com (http://www.leoparddocks.com/instructions/Make_Leopard_Dock_2D.html)

i...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 23rd, 2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By spoonie
i ended up going this route. ...

i ended up going this route.

https://www.ehmac.ca/anything-mac/60525-please-recommend-common-usb-wifi-cards.html
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,990
Posted By spoonie
Evan: THANK YOU! I just got home and...

Evan:

THANK YOU! I just got home and installed the WUA-1340. Perfection.

~spoonie
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,990
Posted By spoonie
"We have had excellent luck with the Belkin, and...

"We have had excellent luck with the Belkin, and the DLink WUA-13xx adapters they sell at The Source."

Thanks for that, i'm going to pick up this tonight:

The Source By Circuit City : Wireless...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 21st, 2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By spoonie
what did it end up costing? got a link? thanks!

what did it end up costing? got a link? thanks!
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,990
Posted By spoonie
i'm more concerned with driver/chipset...

i'm more concerned with driver/chipset compatibility than brand-lovin'. i'll go check it out though, thx!
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By spoonie
the machine will be as useful as your need for...

the machine will be as useful as your need for it.

i still use my g3 wallstreet every day.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 21st, 2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By spoonie
Correct, it's the 1.25 with none of the options...

Correct, it's the 1.25 with none of the options installed.


Edit: Well, it looks like since i dont have airport or bluetooth, adding it would be an absolute monster.

Macworld | Mac mini...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,990
Posted By spoonie
Please recommend common USB wifi cards

Anyone have a recommended list of common wifi USB 'keys' that play nice with Tiger?

Here's some cheapies at canadacomputer.com - anyone know if they work?
ie:

Canada Computers - Networking >...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jan 21st, 2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,189
Posted By spoonie
airport in a mac mini g4

ok - how and/or where do i add in an airport card (and which types are there?) to this old machine? I dont see them on apple.ca for purchase.

edit: after seeing the ifixit site, can i order the...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 21st, 2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By spoonie
Thumbs up That's some strange "normal behaviour" ! :) ...

That's some strange "normal behaviour" ! :)

Great username, btw.
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