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
On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 21:13 -0800, aussieshepsrock wrote:
Has anyone heard of Taiyo Yuden the japanese cdr dvdr media
Taiyo Yuden is generally considered to be the best producer of media
out there. They are rarely the cheapest. At one time, Taiyo Yuden
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
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.
On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 23:03 -0800, jonas ulrich wrote:
Is this a good drive case to buy?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The sawtooth is similar. Here is a page talking about upgrading
processors on a sawtooth. I included the
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
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.
On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 20:37 -0500, Dana Collins wrote:
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
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
On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 12:07 -0700, nestamicky wrote:
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
Gimp is not as user friendly as Photoshop, but the filters and
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.
Something like this?:
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.
On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 09:13 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote:
On Mar 11, 2009, at 8:28 AM, abrock wrote:
BIOS? Says it supports Apple displays (ADC).
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.
This is an ebay auction for a brass adapter to allow you to physically
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 09:18 -0400, Dan wrote:
At 9:03 PM -0500
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
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
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
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
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
greater than 33 megabytes per second.
I thought an IDE cable is an IDE cable is anso when you say
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
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
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
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
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
On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 19:11 -0700, sam wrote:
Can you tell me what NIC stands for?
Network Interface Card
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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
distribution. Okay, it does matter only when an application needs more than
GB of RAM, allright. But my G5 has 16 GB RAM
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
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 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
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,
:50 -0400, Richard Gerome wrote:
Which laptops are you talking about??? I have 4 clamshells one I bought
the only problem I ever had... Maybe it might be all the Intel Mac's that
From: Ralph Green sfrea
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
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
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
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
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
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
On Mon, 2009-10-19 at 08:39 -0400, Richard Gerome wrote:
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...
Of course it is a PC. I own a
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
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
PCs or personal computers. At the computer club I headed at Texas
our club PC was a Southwest
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
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
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
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.
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.
On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 11:08 -0800, Bruce Godfrey wrote:
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
When the bad guy is revealed to be bad at the end of Unbreakable, he is
shown with two G4 towers as his computers.
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
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
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,
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
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.
On Fri, 2010-03-26 at
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
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.
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
The one I'd recommend is:
It is listed on the page at:
This is the latest version. The installer is basically the
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
Thanks for the information. I am not much of a wireless lan user. I
have wired lan
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
I do. With noscript, it is the only browser really usable by people
who care about security.
You received this
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
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,
On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 10:45 -0700, Bruce Johnson wrote:
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.
On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 12:55 -0700, Al Poulin wrote:
On Oct 31, 10:15 pm, Dan dantear...@gmail.com wrote:
In particular, see sections 2.2 and 2.3.
you may not modify, publish, transmit, (etc)_
My bad, Dan is correct. Giving the
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
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
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
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
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,
disabled, but I'll say it because it is so important.
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…)
I may actually have a Leopard system soon. I have a
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
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:
- it's helpful.
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
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
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
Apple's x86 hardware uses Intel TPM. There are some at Apple who deny
this, but the fact
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
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
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
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
Apple releases Windows drivers for it's hardware
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
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.
It is fairly
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?
I picture something like this
The lady is standing on a bellows that
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
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