Re: Where do I learn.... becomes archiving files and images- the future

2009-01-07 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 08:36 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On Jan 6, 2009, at 7:36 PM, Vic wrote: PDF, JPG and other formats, while they might be de facto standards, are still proprietary formats, PDF is an open ISO standard, no longer controlled by Adobe; although Adobe PDF's

Re: Where do I learn.... becomes archiving files and images- the future

2009-01-07 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 21:13 -0800, aussieshepsrock wrote: Has anyone heard of Taiyo Yuden the japanese cdr dvdr media manufacturer? Taiyo Yuden is generally considered to be the best producer of media out there. They are rarely the cheapest. At one time, Taiyo Yuden manufactured the

Re: Where do I learn about long lasting cdr's or dvdr's ????

2009-01-07 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 13:16 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: I could have SWORN I posted a link to Otterbox yesterday, for $30 The Otterbox looks nice. I have used Pelican cases, which look similar. Have you seen both and how do they compare? And back to tiff files for a moment. I referred to

Re: Where do I learn.... becomes archiving files and images- the future

2009-01-09 Thread Ralph Green
On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 21:21 -0800, aussieshepsrock wrote: The method the 1's and 0's are stored is inherently unstable and the 1's and 0's don't stay as specified in a durable manner. The 'data' in a sense evolves on it's own and can't be relied upon in a 'calendar' based measurement of time.

Re: booting off firewire drive possible/reliable??

2009-01-09 Thread Ralph Green
On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 23:03 -0800, jonas ulrich wrote: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/NP35FW/ Is this a good drive case to buy? -Jonas Howdy, It should work well with the Mac and it looks OK. I see that it is designed for IDE drives. I'd look for a case that

Re: Flash Drive Question

2009-01-14 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, If you can read files from the flash drive, there are two reasons I have seen why writing fails. The most common is that you have too many files in the root directory. Flash drives typically are formatted with a FAT filesystem of some kind. When you format a FAT drive(FAT16 or FAT32 or

Re: InternetConnectionViaPC?

2009-01-22 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, The feature is called Auto MDIX(Automatic medium-dependent interface crossover). All gig ethernet cards will support it, since it is part of the spec. Most recent switches support it. I have a crossover cable, but have not needed it in a while. On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 12:49 -0500, Dana

Re: DBAN on Macs??

2009-01-26 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I use dban and have installed it for several customers. I have never seen it work on anything but a generic x86 PC, like those used for declining OSes like Windows or for Linux. You don't need a very up to date one, or an operating system installed. I have used it to wipe a bunch of

Re: Upgrading CAT-5 to CAT-6

2009-02-02 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Cat6 is the spec for gigabit speeds. Cat5 cables frequently work fine at gigabit speeds, but not always. So, if you are already getting gigabit speeds, then no cable upgrades are needed. Most routers have only 10/100 switches built in. So, I'd get a gigabit switch. Connect one of

Re: Sawtooth vs DA/QuickSilver

2009-02-03 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, This is the article I saved on how to upgrade a gigabit. I plan to upgrade a G4 gigabit motherboard when I find the right CPU. http://homepage.mac.com/josephk/G4_mod.html The sawtooth is similar. Here is a page talking about upgrading processors on a sawtooth. I included the

Re: Compact Flash = Solid state drive in iPod?

2009-02-17 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, The 1st and 2nd gen iPod minis can be upgraded with a standard CF card. I have read about many people doing this. There are businesses that will do it for you. I don't know about other models. My Sansa e250 with Rockbox beats all the iPods anyway. It handles 8gb micro SDHC cards and

Re: Heat sink Fasteners for ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

2009-02-19 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, On ebay, I found a complete heatsink for $8 delivered with fasteners. I did not look through all the offerings, so there may be a better deal. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemrd=1item=300280929875 Good luck, Ralph On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 20:37 -0500, Dana Collins wrote:

Re: SCSI-2 Device on a G3 Beige MiniTower?

2009-02-24 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I see Adaptec 2940-U2B adapters specifically for the Mac pretty often on eBay. I understand they work well in OS9, but have some problems in OSX. I plan to try one with a spare SCSI drive sometime, but others may comment on any foibles they have. In an office I knew of several years

Re: Modem question... From the Desk of Scott Fiore

2009-02-27 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, It is pretty open ended. I have seen voice over ip servers, ftp server, samba servers, and customized wireless stuff like WDS. The hackable ones with enough memory are limited by what you want to do with them. Good luck, Ralph On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 12:07 -0700, nestamicky wrote:

Re: Need graphics utility question.

2009-02-27 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I have seen people script gimp to do stuff like that. You build a script that you activate. You bring up each picture, position the cursor in the upper left corner of the rectangle you want and activate the script. Gimp is not as user friendly as Photoshop, but the filters and

Re: Latest on SATA PCI for a Quicksilver 2002 Dual 1GHz

2009-03-07 Thread Ralph Green
On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 20:30 -0500, insightinmind wrote: But there is a good solution out there, a simple small SATA to PATA adapter that cost me just 9 euros. It fits on the SATA hard disk and presto! It's just like a big fast ATA disk. Regards, Jörg. Something like this?:

Re: Latest on SATA PCI for a Quicksilver 2002 Dual 1GHz

2009-03-08 Thread Ralph Green
On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 21:50 -0500, insightinmind wrote: Beginning to wonder it it might be to risky ... I would be using it for a main drive off my QS Dual 1GHz ATA66 ... it says it is for an ATA100/133 channel ... like the ones off my Sonnet Tempo ATA/100 and Trio ATA133 PCI Cards.

Re: video upgrade

2009-03-11 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 09:13 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On Mar 11, 2009, at 8:28 AM, abrock wrote: http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Sapphire-100545-SR-Radeon9000Pro-Graphics-Card-Refurbished/3504887/product.html?sec_iid=33972 BIOS? Says it supports Apple displays (ADC). No it

Re: 2.5 SATA Drive Needs 3.5 Bracket Converter For BW G3....

2009-04-25 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I know I never follow tinyurls. I don't know about you, so I'll follow up too. You need something like the following, at least. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemrd=1item=330324953628 This is an ebay auction for a brass adapter to allow you to physically install the

Re: New to Mac - Just purchased used G4

2009-05-10 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Does anyone have a lead on legitimate US sellers who have something similar? I'd like to buy another retail Tiger CD or DVD to install. I would like to setup another G4, so I need the retail disks, I believe. I try to be careful where I buy, because I don't want a pirated copy. With

Re: New to Mac - Just purchased used G4

2009-05-11 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I don't think Baha is a native English speaker. Cut him a little slack on the grammer. He is probably much better in English than we are in his language. The funny part to me is that everyone here is saying the same thing, and then saying Baha is all wrong. Everyone says you can

Re: USB Hub versus PCI Card?

2009-05-18 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, A hub is cheap, and works for a lot of things. What do you want to plug in? Each USB hub on the computer can drive .5 amps. If you are plugging in multiple devices that need power, you may need a powered hub or the pci card. Not all PCI USB cards work in the Mac. Look in the

Re: VHS to DVD

2009-06-02 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Tom Baker pointed you to one device. That is a reasonably expensive unit. I saw devices a few years ago for around $100 that would do what you need. I was looking at those devices seriously at the time, but never bought one. I really never needed one, because I was buying movies on

Motherboard swap for a Gigabit Ethernet G4

2009-06-05 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I think I have all the pieces lined up to try upgrading my G4 Gigbit ethernet tower with a quicksilver CPU. It is my fastest current mac, so I am still a little bit nervous about it. Particularly the part about removing the pins for the IDE port for the DVD drive. I found a

Re: Lightening Season

2009-06-12 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Absolutely. That is what the PRAM batteries are there for. They keep the system settings when you are unplugged. It does not take much power, but you do run them down faster when you are unplugged. When you are plugged in, they are not being drained by the computer at all. They are

Re: Lightening Season

2009-06-13 Thread Ralph Green
through on the 9th and when I went down stairs to turn on my iMac G3 I noticed that the surge protector was tripped. So they do work. On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:41 AM, Ralph Green sfrea...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Howdy

Re: Safari 4.0

2009-06-13 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Well, it is not exactly what George asked for. But, if you like the progress bar, use Firefox and install the fission add-in. I almost always add that add-in, because I like the Safari style progress bar. Good day, Ralph On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 09:18 -0400, Dan wrote: At 9:03 PM -0500

Re: A polite netiquette back and forth

2009-06-17 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, My favorite way to do this is to setup a filter. I look for the from address and send it to a special folder I call Garbage. I check that folder infrequently and after I do that for a while, I have changed the filter to actually delete the email. I have just one person in my kill

Re: G4 Triple boot question

2009-06-17 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I have not installed YDL for a while. When I last tried it, it worked fine to dual boot if I installed OSX first. OSX does not really understand having Linux as a boot option. If you install OSX first, then you end up with a boot menu installed that lets you choose what you want to

Re: A polite netiquette back and forth

2009-06-17 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, HTML is rejected by most lists I am on. How well does this demime work? It might be friendlier than rejecting. I think a better approach to 2 is to limit the quoted text to a percentage. In a very long response, it might be reasonable to have more than 20 quoted lines. I had never

Re: Cable Select OR Master / Slave in a QS 2002 Dual 1GHz? (and DA Dual 533)

2009-06-17 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Use any flat IDE cable you want. Use 80 pin cables if you want speeds greater than 33 megabytes per second. Use CS if you are prepared to have your computer guess which drive is which and whether you have the right cable. Set the master/slave settings if you want to know it will work.

Re: Cable Select OR Master / Slave in a QS 2002 Dual 1GHz? (and DA Dual 533)

2009-06-17 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 09:27 -0400, Len Gerstel wrote: On Jun 17, 2009, at 4:11 AM, Ralph Green wrote: Use any flat IDE cable you want. Use 80 pin cables if you want speeds greater than 33 megabytes per second. I thought an IDE cable is an IDE cable is anso when you say

Re: sata 2.5 plugged into a 3.5 sata enclosure?

2009-06-24 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, As Peter said, the connectors for 2.5 and 3.5 SATA drives are the same. But, the power draw is almost always a lot more on the 3.5 drives. A single USB port can supply 2.5 watts(.5 amps at 5V). For example, a Seagate 3.5 ST3500320AS 500 GB takes .65 amps at 5V and .42 ams at 12V. USB

Re: 9150/120 Monitor Dark + Network

2009-06-24 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I don't know anything about the first problem. Networking the computers should be possible. The 9150 only comes with an Apple AAUI connector for a network, by default. There were Nubus cards to supply CAT5(CAT3, really or 10 base T, if you prefer). I found someone selling them at

G4 Gigabit ethernet ram

2009-06-29 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Would memory pulled from a G4 Quicksilver work in a Gigabit Ethernet G4? It is PC133 memory and I know that memory generally works in PC100 systems, but I don't know if the G4 Gigabit is sensitive to the speed difference. Good day, Ralph

Re: Return to PowerPC?

2009-07-06 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Now this actually might be possible. I read the prior message and thought is was just a joke(You can't tack on EFI like that). Is this for real? The PPC processors on the PS3 are not feature complete CPUs, but there are multiple CPUs. It might make the PS3 useful for something. I

Re: stream requires windows media player?

2009-07-07 Thread Ralph Green
On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 01:14 -0400, Wallace Adrian D'Alessio wrote: On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 5:36 PM, MacGuymacgu...@gmail.com wrote: Ok, here's the problem: There's a really cool radio station online that I like... Pandora will play anything you like and let you program it too. Is

Re: ethernet port gone bad - need advise on adapter, etc. Please.

2009-07-13 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 19:11 -0700, sam wrote: Can you tell me what NIC stands for? Network Interface Card --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message because you are subscribed Low End Mac's G3-5 List, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs -

Re: Linux on Power Mac G5?

2009-08-09 Thread Ralph Green
On Sun, 2009-08-09 at 16:21 -0500, Dennis Myhand wrote: Mac User #330250 wrote: I'm not happy with the fact that the PowerPC version of OpenSUSE is a 32-bit distribution. Okay, it does matter only when an application needs more than 4 GB of RAM, allright. But my G5 has 16 GB RAM

Re: 2 Questions

2009-08-10 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, There is nothing special about the power adapter. I had one go bad at a company I used to work for and I just swapped in a spare one we had. Unfortunately, I don't remember the specs. Look on the drive and see if it says whether it needs a regulated power supply or not. And, did you

10.4.11 upgrade for iBook G3/700

2009-08-24 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I have a very nice iBook G3/700 now thanks to someone on the LEM Swap list. It is a nice upgrade from the G4/400 tower. The upgrade on that tower with a QS CPU did not work as well as I hoped, but I'll try again later. For now, I am wondering about OS upgrades. It came with 10.4.6. I

Re: Unsubscribe

2009-08-25 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I don't think it is the hyphen. Another group I want to participate in started recently. I sent a subscribe email to that group (loosedfw-subscr...@googlegroups.com) and got a bounceback that the email id did not exist. That one has no extra hyphens and so I deduce that Google has

Re: Next for PPC?

2009-09-01 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Some people run Linux on Macs because they appreciate some advantage of Linux as an OS and like some physical characteristic of the Apple hardware. It may be styling. The BW G3 case is the best looking consumer tower PC ever made, as far as I am concerned. At one time, Apple hardware

Re: Next for PPC?

2009-09-01 Thread Ralph Green
:50 -0400, Richard Gerome wrote: Hey Ralph, Which laptops are you talking about??? I have 4 clamshells one I bought brand new, the only problem I ever had... Maybe it might be all the Intel Mac's that are having trouble??? -Original Message- From: Ralph Green sfrea

Re: Another way to do wireless?

2009-09-05 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, If you are willing to tinker a bit, it can be much cheaper. I made mine for $15. I bought an Airlink AR430W from Fry's and reflashed it with the DD-WRT firmware. It works fine as a wireless bridge. Fry's dropped that brand, but there are a bunch of wireless routers compatible with

Re: Power mac G5 2.5ghz

2009-09-08 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I would not want it. But, it is a pretty nice machine in some ways. You say it has no leak issue, but these machines seem to develop that over time. If you want to use it for several more years, you should monitor that cooler. I know I am on the lookout for an inexpensive G5 tower

Re: Question about how Time Machine works

2009-09-08 Thread Ralph Green
On Fri, 2009-09-04 at 17:14 -0400, John Martz wrote: On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Tomtba...@nmia.com wrote: ... OWC has always been a reliable company, so I just up and ordered up two of these 1-TB ones from them: http://tinyurl.com/dec2kl. There is a cheaper version of the same drive

Re: Wireless 350 MHZ Yikes!

2009-09-12 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, It varies quite a bit. Trees and other obstacle cut down the distance and the type of antannae you use can affect it greatly. Unless this is out west, in an arid, flat area, it is unlikely it will work without a little extra work. The good news is that it is not that hard. You need

Re: Need to install both Classic and OS-X on old iMac's new hard drive, but how?

2009-10-02 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Good for her. That is a lovely little machine and worth some trouble to get working. I am thrilled with my new(to me) G3 notebook. The next 2 machines I want are the machine your mother-in-law has and a G5 tower. Since you have a new hard drive, try an experiment. Install Tiger on

Re: No Script

2009-10-19 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I use NoScript and strongly recommend it. It is the main reason I stay with Firefox, instead of spending time with Safari or Chrome. When you install it, scripts from almost all domains are turned off by default. They whitelist a few domains out of the box, and I usually delete most

Re: No Script

2009-10-20 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 08:39 -0400, Richard Gerome wrote: Hey Ralph, Right click??? Are you using a PC??? How do you right click on an Apple computer??? What you are talking about here sounds really great!!! But I can't right click... CoolKat Howdy, Of course it is a PC. I own a

Re: No Script

2009-10-20 Thread Ralph Green
On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 16:52 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On Oct 20, 2009, at 4:36 PM, Richard Gerome wrote: How did that ever come to be??? I often wondered about that... It should be PC for windows and PPC for Apples!!! In the old days I always referred to them as Apple base

Re: No Script

2009-10-21 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 12:46 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On Oct 20, 2009, at 8:21 PM, Ralph Green wrote: In the mid 1970s, we were referring to computers built for home use as PCs or personal computers. At the computer club I headed at Texas AM, our club PC was a Southwest

Re: IDE/ATA Hard drives

2009-10-22 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I think it is a valid concern. I bought 4 sata to ide adapters recently for this reason. They let uou plug in sata drives to IDE adapters, as long as there is physically room. They are cheap and available at the moment. In a few years, they may be hard to find. Maybe not, but I think

Re: hard drive speed in an iBook G4 12

2009-10-23 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, The higher RPM drives are definitely faster. It does not always make sense to use them. They have two negatives. They usually draw more power. And, they are hotter. The extra power is rarely a problem, but it does come up. The heat is the real killer. You should look up the specs

Re: Need recommendations for 500 Gig or larger external firewire drive and high capacity internal drive for iBook G4

2009-11-23 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 09:31 -0500, Dwight Hines wrote: All the external hard drives of 500 gig or a terrabyte at Office Max and Staples are USB. I want to be able to start up and that means my external must have firewire. Any suggestions on where and what to look for. Seagate

Re: LaserJet 4100n problem

2009-12-02 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, It sure sounds like a dirty fuser. On a different model Laserjet, I solved a similar problem by cleaning the fuser wire. Is your fuser wire exposed, so you can run a cotton cloth down it? They are pretty fragile, so you want to do that with a light touch. Good luck, Ralph On Wed,

Re: 1Ghz G3 upgrade?

2009-12-16 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, That items is just a zif CPU. This is a noticeably faster CPU than the one in my BW. Can anyone comment on whether my current heatsink is likely to be good enough? I have the stock 350 MHz G3 at the moment. Good day, Ralph On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 11:08 -0800, Bruce Godfrey wrote: Here

Re: 1Ghz G3 upgrade?

2009-12-18 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 07:46 -0800, t...@io.com wrote: ... I know what a ZIF is. PowerLogix or someone else made an adaptor that allowed you to put two ZIF CPUs in it and then it plugged into the ZIF socket on the motherboard. You're right. It's not PowerLogix, it's the XLR8

Re: When Macs go evil

2010-02-23 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, When the bad guy is revealed to be bad at the end of Unbreakable, he is shown with two G4 towers as his computers. Ralph On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 01:55 -0500, Dan wrote: Tonite, however, I noticed that on Angel, the lawyers at the Wolf, Ram, Hart use Macs! What other bad guys use

Re: Airport extreme - How to extend my network?

2010-03-08 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, Higher power may not be the right answer. I helped run the wireless network for a large conference. The network expert who was in charge explained that higher power sometimes causes worse performance. The company who had been hired to setup our network had brought in high powere access

Re: Diagram for a QS 2002 Dual 1GHz mobo?

2010-03-08 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 02:01 -0600, Dennis Myhand wrote: Bill Connelly wrote: On Mar 8, 2010, at 12:45 AM, Dennis Myhand wrote: That sounds like a 100microfarad, 6 volt electrolytic capacitor. But I could be mistaken. Let another on the list confirm that. Peace, Dennis in

Re: Airport extreme - How to extend my network?

2010-03-08 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 11:54 -0500, Dan wrote: At 11:21 AM -0500 3/8/2010, John Musbach wrote: On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 3:52 AM, Ralph Green sfrea...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Higher power may not be the right answer. I helped run the wireless network for a large conference. The network expert

Re: Drink spilled results in blue line on screen

2010-03-26 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I was guessing it might be a laptop. Can you post which laptop it is? For example, my laptop is a 14 inch g4 ibook. I am no expert on lots of Apple laptops, but I don't think anybody can tell you much without knowing what hardware your son has. Good luck, Ralph On Fri, 2010-03-26 at

Re: 933 mhz G4 Quicksilver Powermac OS Linux or OS X?

2010-05-31 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I'd say it depends on what you use the computer for. Is it your only computer or one of 10(although I don't know how anyone would get by with only 10 computers)? If it is your main computer, then go with an up to date Linux, because of security. A 1st class firewall can help, but for

Re: Infamous error 36

2010-06-01 Thread Ralph Green
On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 23:54 -0400, Nikki Wraith wrote: Error -36 indicates a disc operation is timing out. There is a terminal command CP that may help you - you can make it copy the files it can while skipping the ones it can't. Howdy, http://support.apple.com/kb/TA20949?viewlocale=en_US

Re: Infamous error 36

2010-06-02 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 07:16 -0600, Nestamicky wrote: On 01/06/10 10:14 PM, Ralph Green wrote: Thanks for that. I log in using password and user name. I'm able to login and transfer, but after a while, get the error. What I'm finding amazing is how common this problem is and yet there does

Re: 933 mhz G4 Quicksilver Powermac Dual boot?

2010-06-02 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, The one I'd recommend is: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/ports/releases/lucid/release/kubuntu-10.04-alternate-powerpc.iso It is listed on the page at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/ports/releases/lucid/release/ This is the latest version. The installer is basically the

Re: 933 mhz G4 Quicksilver Powermac Dual boot?

2010-06-03 Thread Ralph Green
On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 22:01 -0700, Clark Martin wrote: FYI, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on my Pismo and a G4 Sawtooth. I tried 9.10 on the Pismo but it didn't work right at all. The WiFi would only Howdy, Thanks for the information. I am not much of a wireless lan user. I have wired lan

Re: Writing on the wall...

2010-08-26 Thread Ralph Green
On Thu, 2010-08-26 at 10:14 +1000, Illirik Smirnov wrote: Who uses Firefox? Sent from a computer running either the SPARC, Itanium, or PowerPC architecture. Howdy, I do. With noscript, it is the only browser really usable by people who care about security. Ralph -- You received this

Re: USB 2.0 for a G4 MDD?

2010-10-31 Thread Ralph Green
On Sun, 2010-10-31 at 13:21 -0700, JoeTaxpayer wrote: The card I got WAS OHCI but still not 2.0, despite the website saying OHCI. The box it came in said Supports USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices at full speed so I don't hold We Love Macs 100% responsible. Yet after a number of calls and emails,

Re: Awesome mod...

2010-11-01 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 10:45 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: http://hackaday.com/2010/10/30/building-the-banana-jr-6000/ Howdy Bruce, That is a very nice mod. I hope he uses the machine often and doesn't just bring it out to show off. I would think it could bring a good bit of daily cheer.

Re: Mac OS X Lion Is a Must-Have: 10 Reasons Why

2010-11-01 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 12:55 -0700, Al Poulin wrote: On Oct 31, 10:15 pm, Dan dantear...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.ziffdavisenterprise.com/TermsofService.asp In particular, see sections 2.2 and 2.3. you may not modify, publish, transmit, (etc)_ My bad, Dan is correct. Giving the

Re: Blueberry iMac

2010-11-05 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I'll start with the mouse. It can be upgraded to a LED mouse, but it is a pretty fair amount of work. The easiest route is to find a small LED sensor mouse and transplant the guts into the puck mouse. You will need an exacto knife and some putty. I would not call those special tools,

Re: Blueberry iMac

2010-11-14 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, After reading your message, I am thinking a used Pismo might indeed make a good bedroom system. I have two questions. 1. How quiet is the Pismo? I have never used one. Some laptops have noisy fans, but I don't know about this one. 2. This one is a long shot. Do you know how much

Re: USB stick read only

2010-11-19 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, If you are real lucky, it will be the write protect switch mentioned earlier. I like drives with those switches. If you are less lucky, it may be a USB drive failure. Flash drives have a limited number of times they can be written. When the controller on the drive detects that it

Re: OpenOffice vs Oracle

2010-11-28 Thread Ralph Green
On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 15:35 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: Open Office merely came along for the ride. Oracle charging for the Office ODF decoder may well be reversed in the future...business decisions are subject to change, and note this is the only big issue that Oracle has changed from

Re: When you really need to erase data...

2011-03-21 Thread Ralph Green
Howdy, I would not be shocked. I always setup the browser to not save any of that stuff. That is really the best way. Don't remember passwords, either. And, it should go without saying that javascript is to be disabled, but I'll say it because it is so important. Good luck, Ralph On Mon,

Re: TenFourFox

2011-04-30 Thread Ralph Green
On Sat, 2011-04-30 at 09:32 +0200, Mac User #330250 wrote: Hello PowerPC users! TenFourFox is FireFox 4 for PowerPC Macs running Tiger AND Leopard. (I've found the TenFourFox related topics in this group and the Tiger group…) Howdy, I may actually have a Leopard system soon. I have a

Re: TenFourFox

2011-04-30 Thread Ralph Green
On Sat, 2011-04-30 at 07:56 +, schaf...@comcast.net wrote: Flash is a virus, but necessary to take full use of the internet, at least for now. Firefox 3 is the best solution for me so far. I have never installed Flash and there has been nothing on the web I missed. Sure, I don't see

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-30 Thread Ralph Green
On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 16:01 -0700, Dan Ziegler wrote: Ralph, this hard disk was pretty easy to get to: I just removed the motherboard, and the disks were right there in a caddy. See xlr8 your mac's page here: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/iMac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html - it's helpful.

Re: iMac G4 questions

2011-04-30 Thread Ralph Green
On Sat, 2011-04-30 at 04:17 -0500, Kris Tilford wrote: On Apr 30, 2011, at 4:07 AM, Ralph Green wrote: I don't see how the bottom plate comes off. I see in the pictures that they got it out. But, what do you pull or pry on? In the 2nd photo the plug that's causing you problems is shown

Re: New Yahoo mail on clamshell?

2011-05-01 Thread Ralph Green
On Sun, 2011-05-01 at 05:28 -0700, PAR wrote: My wife's clamshell uses OSX 10.3. She uses yahoo mail, which has recently started telling her her browswer will soon no longer be supported (Safari 1.3.2). None of the suggested browsers will work on OSX 10.3. Is there a browser that will work

Re: I am forced to go Intel? Common rant, I guess.

2011-05-12 Thread Ralph Green
On Thu, 2011-05-12 at 15:14 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On May 12, 2011, at 1:59 PM, Ralph Green wrote: Apple's hardware is worthless to me, since I won't buy treacherous hardware. Whaaa??? Apple's x86 hardware uses Intel TPM. There are some at Apple who deny this, but the fact

Re: I am forced to go Intel? Common rant, I guess.

2011-05-12 Thread Ralph Green
On Thu, 2011-05-12 at 20:33 -0600, Alex Barnes wrote: Just because you have an issue with a store doesn't mean everyone else does. My CompUSA is 1 mile from my house. On May 12, 2011, at 8:20 PM, Charles Lenington wrote: On 5/10/11 1:51 PM, Alex Barnes wrote: You can also go with Linux

Re: I am forced to go Intel? Common rant, I guess.

2011-05-12 Thread Ralph Green
On Thu, 2011-05-12 at 20:03 -0600, Alex Barnes wrote: The reason why the battery can't be replaced is because it is so large, lasts 10, 7 or 8 hours depending on your model and can take up to 1000 cycles. How does Steve Jobs decide what runs on Mac OS X??? An iMac with a Radeon 6970

Re: I am forced to go Intel? Common rant, I guess.

2011-05-13 Thread Ralph Green
at 07:29 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On May 12, 2011, at 6:48 PM, Ralph Green wrote: but the fact that Apple releases enablers to allow other operating systems to run seems to indicate that the TPM is really there and implemented. Apple releases Windows drivers for it's hardware

Re: I am forced to go Intel? Common rant, I guess.

2011-05-14 Thread Ralph Green
On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 15:15 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On May 13, 2011, at 1:50 PM, Ralph Green wrote: On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 09:46 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote: On May 12, 2011, at 7:33 PM, Ralph Green wrote: I called Apple hardware treacherous. I did not come up with that term

Re: Home folder near capacity

2011-06-14 Thread Ralph Green
On Tue, 2011-06-14 at 11:52 -0700, Sean Carroll wrote: Sawtooth 1.6 GHz 2 GB RAM running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 Oh man, do I need help. Is there a way to change all the read/write permissions for every file and folder in a Home folder all at once? Please say there is. Howdy, It is fairly

Re: Air filter on a G5 ppc

2011-10-14 Thread Ralph Green
On Fri, 2011-10-14 at 18:59 -0400, JohnV wrote: Is there an elegant way to filter the incoming air in a ppc G5 tower? Howdy, I picture something like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fr%C3%A9d%C3% A9ric_Soulacroix_-_Elegance_Of_The_Epoque.jpg The lady is standing on a bellows that

Re: looking to upgrade router at home

2011-11-08 Thread Ralph Green
On Mon, 2011-11-07 at 05:26 -0600, Jeff Bequette wrote: This may be out of our bailiwick on this list, but here goes: DP 1.8 G5, running Leopard 10.5.8, 4 gigs ram, hardwired into the Airport extreme (saucer, model A1034) an iPad 1 2 or 3 iphones (if daughter is home) 2 mac laptops (when