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Old 08-29-2010, 05:49 PM   #21
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Erroneous.

Ugh not another mac/pc debate.
two finger tap or configure touchpad to register a tap in the lower right of your trackpad, done. or plug in a windows mouse.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:07 PM   #22
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The originals (with integrated monitor) were the Mac 128k's. These days there are instructions on the internet to turn a Mac SE/Classic into a fish tank.
I did some Wiki'ing, and I believe the machines I used were of the Macintosh Classis variety. I do recall that they used ADB, and the timeframe on their manufacture would be about right, as I recall that they were brand new when we got them.

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Back then it was almost like they were trying new things for the sake of trying new things. Now it seems like they're just doing it so they can be terminally hip.
Well, I think they were trying new things for the sake of making a more useful product than everyone else.

At the time, Macs really did have an edge. High-resolution graphics, a windowed multitasking OS, support for proportional typefaces built right in, great 3rd party support for MIDI... If you were working in an environment such as desktop publishing or music, there really were some compelling arguments in favor of the system that made it worth paying Apple's premium. Granted, the Amiga and Atari AT machines were every bit the equal (and in some ways, the superior) of Apple's Mac line, but those companies were doomed by their management to failure.

Thing is, the edge was fleeting. Given time, the Wintel market caught up and then surpassed Apple's lead in terms of graphical capabilities and the OS. Apple hung onto their core markets for quite a few years, mostly out of habit, but it seems that somewhere around the early 2000s, the professional users started asking why they were paying 3x as much for Apple hardware when a commodity PC could do every bit as much, particularly now that the applications which were once Apple's domain were now available on either platform.

Sucked for Apple, I'm sure. And I gotta hand it to them- they did an excellent job of repositioning themselves from a machine for serious media professionals to a machine for the hip and trendy. But today, that's really all it boils down to. And hey, not my bag-o-dicks, but whatever works for them.



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two finger tap or configure touchpad to register a tap in the lower right of your trackpad, done.
Gotcha. Totally non-obvious and non-intuitive.



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Before the switch to intel processors I believe every last one of them were garbage. Toys for geeks and fanboi hipsters. But now with Intel processors, you have the ability to run whatever OS you want on some really nicely designed hardware.
It's funny, a friend of mine, Jon, is an IT guru with a company down in Florida that does medical transcription. He owns two laptops. One is a Mac running XP, and the other is a Dell running OS-X.

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You know what really grinds my gears.....

The term "app", it's application (or program or software etc) people! Are you so illiterate from texting and chatting that everything needs to be short form and trendy for you to understand it?
And get off my lawn, damn kids!
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The term "app", it's application (or program or software etc) people! Are you so illiterate from texting and chatting that everything needs to be short form and trendy for you to understand it?
Heh. Since I'm ranting:

"PIN number" When you say this, you are saying "Personal Identification Number number."

"ATM machine" Again, "Automated Teller Machine machine."

When you say these things, you sound like a complete idiot. You don't have DVD discs or VCR recorders, do you? Ever logged into a PC computer? Do you pour a big glass of OJ juice for yourself in the morning?



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..."PIN number" When you say this, you are saying "Personal Identification Number number." .....
Same as "PCV valve"

That comic is the hilariously sad experience of so many people I know and meet on a daily basis. It's like compulsive gamblers.
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Same as "PCV valve"
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve?
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Same as "PCV valve"
Inferno - I just LOLed out loud at you
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Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve?
Well that's my lesson for the day . I was told by an old mechanic it stool for Pressure Control Valve years ago and have just assumed he was right.
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I think this SNL skit pretty much sums Apple products up for me:

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/417313/IPod_Invisa

That said I'm posting this from my "old" iMac
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Oh wow. That **** caught me off guard and made me bust out laughing.
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