Sunday, May 15, 2011

the world from space

the world from space. Photoshop Space Tutorial. The
  • Photoshop Space Tutorial. The

  • wilycoder
    Apr 21, 12:35 PM
    I trust Apple a lot more than Al Franken.

    Remember, Al Franken voted for legislation that would require, among other privacy violations:
    - All your health care information be reported to the government.
    - All your health care information be kept in a centrallized location.
    - the disclosure of your financial and health care information to the IRS without your notification
    - all busiensses that gather any information about you via the internet (including Apple) to disclose this information to the government upon demand and without a warrant.

    So, Franken can pretend like he cares about privacy, but he's already clearly on the record in thinking that you don't have any privacy when HE wants to find out things about you.

    Al Franken isnt tracking me, my iphone is.

    What a lame ass attempt to politicize the issue :rolleyes:

    the world from space. bloggers around the world.
  • bloggers around the world.

  • Plymouthbreezer
    Apr 20, 02:24 PM
    Yes, but probably not as good as one who drives them on a daily basic.

    the world from space. The mysterious object called
  • The mysterious object called

  • mi5moav
    Oct 23, 06:31 PM
    Along with the macbook and MB pro getting updates, for $14.95 you can download an ipod nano or ipod patch/software that lets you listen to FM radio without having to purchase the radio remote. Interface is the same as with the remote.

    the world from space. Designs Around the World
  • Designs Around the World

  • totoum
    Mar 22, 03:54 PM
    Do people seriously have that many songs?!!! seriously?!!!

    220gb = 50,000 songs?!!!!! That is totally not necessary.

    As mentioned above,some people want to listen to their songs uncompressed.

    the world from space. in the world : The Space
  • in the world : The Space

  • J the Ninja
    Apr 12, 09:19 PM
    Basically: "You Wait While I Render."

    New one will apparently let you keep working while it renders in the background.

    To be more exact, "You wait while I use 2 of your 8 cores to render"

    the world from space. Yuri#39;s Night World Space Party
  • Yuri#39;s Night World Space Party

  • Counterfit
    Nov 29, 02:21 PM
    Apple to design a car?

    Bobby Rahal will do the devolpment driving for the new "apple turbo". ;)

    I've been trying to find a model of that thing for years.

    the world from space. in the world : The Space
  • in the world : The Space

  • Rocketman
    Oct 23, 10:46 PM
    What TIME are the updates on Tuesdays usually made? EST? PST?

    8-10am Pacific. If it hasn't happened by noon, forget it.

    Steve is no longer married to Tuesday, however.

    64 bit has to do with memory addressing, not GUI speed. Someone posted they felt it unlikely Santa Rosa (Intel 64 bit memory support chips) would be released early. But doesn't Intel have a 64 bit memory addressing system similar to the ?965? now?

    If you don't need 3+ GB of portable memory NOW, you might as well wait till June 07 or buy whatever is available now and be really happy with it.


    the world from space. Happy World Space Week!
  • Happy World Space Week!

    Jan 11, 07:59 PM
    added a line to the article...

    "- It will be called the MacBook Air"


    worst-name-ever. i hope that it's anything but "macbook air"

    the world from space. The fastest plane in the world
  • The fastest plane in the world

  • toddybody
    Apr 19, 11:14 AM
    BTW: I dont know why we believe a word out of Brian Tong's mouth. He's probably the most worthless person on CNET. Brian Cooley is where its at!

    the world from space. space hotel 1. The CSS has
  • space hotel 1. The CSS has

  • amols
    Aug 16, 07:26 AM
    I think they'll use 802.11 for wireless. That way, I can stream my music from iPod to Airport Express directly. Although Firewire/USB will still be the primary I/O.

    the world from space. the world from space at night.
  • the world from space at night.

  • bigpics
    Mar 24, 12:57 PM
    Dude, I'm sorry to inform you that what you're saying is an outright lie, and there are guys from the Lossless Compression Clan, called "Apple Lossless codec", "FLAC", and "APE", standing with heavy cluebats in their hands, ready to perform a painful reality sync on anyone thinking compression ALWAYS degrades quality.

    Because it doesn't, full stop.You're (very probably) right. My comments were aimed at those who were saying the Classic is overkill because who could ever "need" anything more than 128 or even 256 kbps AAC's or mp3's. (Nobody even mentioned 320, at which many of my fave songs are ripped.)

    So as for the "lossless" CODECs, my reach exceeds my grasp. When it comes to photo files I pretty much understand the principles of ZFW lossless compression in TIFF files and have thousands of 'em. And in case anyone doesn't know, if you work on JPEG's and do multiple editing sessions on a photo, you do introduce new compression artifacts every time you re-save even at the highest settings. I've done tests for kicks and giggles - repeatedly opening and saving .jpg's and you reach a point where the image looks like a (very) bad xerox copy.

    Back to audio, I've plowed through a few articles on formats - years ago - and I've seen slightly differing conclusions about Apple Lossless and FLAC ('tho all felt that these were alternatives worth considering for at least the great majority of people serious about sound), but, frankly, I lack the chops to have an informed opinion of my own, and know nada about APE.

    And, no, while I can appreciate friends' systems that are tricked out with vacuum tube amps, "reference" speakers and high-end vinyl pressings, I'm hardly one of the hard-core audiophiles in practice. My files are mostly 256 and 320 kbps, my home speaker placements are wrong and I use preset ambiance settings that totally mess with the sound to produce surround effects from AAC's.

    Worse, the great majority of my listening is on the mid-level rig in my car at freeway speeds or in city traffic, meaning I and millions of others are constantly fighting like, what, 20-30 db of non-music noise that totally overwhelms delicate nuances in sound. And worst, some of my earliest pre-iPod rips (back when I had a massive 20 GB HDD) were done in RealPlayer at 96 or even 64 kbps - before I sold or traded those CDs - and yeah, in the car, some of those still sound "pretty good" to me (tho' some clearly don't).

    Add the (lack of) quality of most ear buds and headsets used by most people, and there's probably less than 5% of music listeners experiencing "true high-fidelity." To turn around an old ad campaign, no, our music listening today is "not live - it's Memorex."

    But my point was and is that there's no reason to champion lossy compression per se other than for the economies of storage space it provides, and for fungible uses like topical podcasts.

    As long as we have the space, "data fidelity" is desirable so that the files we produce which will be around for many years - and get spread to many people - don't discard signal for no real gain. No one would put up with "lossy" word processing compression that occasionally turned "i's" into "l's" after all.

    And those audio files will still be around in a future of better DAC's, speakers, active systems which routinely monitor and cancel out things like apartment, road and car noise (in quieter electric cars with better road noise supression in the first place), better mainstream headsets and who knows what other improvements.

    Compatibility between players (software or hardware) used to be another reason to choose, say, mp3's, but there's really no meaningful competition to Apple's portable sound wonders any more.

    So please keep those "cluebats" holstered! No offense intended. ;)

    the world from space. the world from space at night.
  • the world from space at night.

  • extraextra
    Aug 29, 09:52 AM
    i think the main thing instead of saying apple is a full 64-bit company is to say they are a full dual-core company, which if they put in meron, one will have to still be single core. dual core yonah or single core meron? (in the base machine)

    Fully dual-core doesn't sound particularly impressive, and I think other companies can claim that they are fully dual-core as well.

    It's Merom, by the way.

    I'd rather them put the Yonah in and lower the price.

    the world from space. Space for a safer world
  • Space for a safer world

  • AppleScruff1
    Apr 23, 11:37 AM
    for all your defending of this feature ... can you give me even one positive reason this is good for the average person that out-weighs the negative ones ... just one

    It's a good feature because Apple has it, otherwise he would be in an uproar.

    the world from space. anywhere around the world
  • anywhere around the world

  • rasmasyean
    Mar 19, 02:43 PM
    yes, as you say this is probably too late to be a knock-out to Gadaffi.......and noting that icons of the international revolutionary left such as Castro, Ortega, Chavez et al were quick to support Gadaffi, it seems likely he'll get some support in rearming as necessary

    You'd be surprised how much destruction can test ppl's zealotry. Whoever controls the air, pretty much has a gigantic advantage in pounding the enemy into submission. War is more of a weapons match than a "will of the people match" like Hollywood stories.

    And as we speak, US has started pounding them now. Although it's kind of surprising, as one would have thought you'd just one night see another "shock and awe" type of initial onslaught. Maybe this coordination was a little late and not as organized as they would have liked. I don't really see the purpose of taking pot shots here and there, while the real advantage is to take the enemy by surprise and destroy as many assets you can before he tries to hide and hole up.

    the world from space. On Top of the World Everest
  • On Top of the World Everest

  • Trauma1
    Apr 21, 11:26 AM
    Maybe focus on Jobs...

    Might want to rephrase that.

    the world from space. The Russians are talking of
  • The Russians are talking of

  • tickmo
    Sep 1, 03:00 PM
    A 23" home theater screen? Umm.......

    umm.. what? My wife and i already watch 99% of anything directly on our iMac G5 20". It looks great, no problem with the size. Of course our apartment is very small :)
    as always more is better but less is still pretty good!

    the world from space. Photos: Eclipse Wows the World
  • Photos: Eclipse Wows the World

  • maclaptop
    Apr 9, 11:46 PM
    I've never owned an automatic. I'm addicted to driving a sports car with a manual gearbox.

    After owning several I simply cannot imagine anything else. I enjoy driving too much to drive an automatic sedan.

    the world from space. A window to the world on the
  • A window to the world on the

  • hyperpasta
    Sep 1, 03:02 PM
    Apple used to have all-in-ones, consumer towers, pro towers, etc. Remember the PowerMac 6400? Too many products is too confusing for the consumer. If that means that a couple of people can't get the exact configuration they want, so be it.

    Not more products... more BTO options. Here's my ideal line.

    Mac Cube - $499
    Low-end Conroe
    512MB RAM
    80GB HD (full-size)
    Intel Graphics

    Mac Cube - $699
    Mid-end Conroe
    1GB RAM
    120GB HD
    Intel Graphics

    All BTO... up to mid-end Conroe, 4GB of RAM, real video card, and even a 500GB HD!

    As it is now, but modernized specs and low to mid-Conroe. BTO DOWNgradable to the current "education" model.

    Mac Pro
    Also as it is now.

    MacBook White - $999
    Low-End Merom
    1GB RAM
    60GB HD
    Combo Drive
    Intel Graphics
    13" Matte Display

    MacBook White - $1299
    Mid-End Merom
    1GB RAM
    80GB HD
    Intel Graphics
    13" Matte Display

    BOTH models are equally upgradable... to 2GB RAM, 100GB HD, Low-End Graphics Card.

    MacBook Pro 15" - $1799
    High-End Merom
    1GB RAM
    80GB HD
    128MB Graphics
    15" Matte Display

    MacBook Pro 17" - $1999
    Same as 15" with 17" screen.

    See? FEWER models, more BTO. Much easier to find a Mac you agree with.

    the world from space. The World Aero Space Museum,
  • The World Aero Space Museum,

  • shawnce
    Nov 17, 11:27 AM
    Will consider a Mac Pro if it gets 8 cores and they drop the FB-DIMMs. Don't want FB-DIMMs, they have the definite feel of an overcomplicated solution to a problem. FB-DIMM are likely the future... it will truly start to will shine when they make available more channels out of the memory controllers allowing bandwidth to scale and it hides memory specifics from the memory controller allowing advancements in DIMMs to remain compatible with existing systems.

    Aug 25, 03:36 AM (

    One blog claims ( that bulk orders for the Mac mini are currently being denied until after Labor Day.
    Sheesh! Do we really have to wait 'til May before we can buy any more Mac minis? This smacks of serious mis-management!! :eek:

    Lord Blackadder
    Mar 21, 02:36 PM
    Twitter ( is informative, but after 42 years of impotence, normal service cannot be resumed instantaneously. The prospects seem remarkably good, though, that what emerges from this will be an unusually honest democracy.

    I hope so, but the next question is how long Libya will have miultiple governments, and under what conditions the rebels recieve official international recognition.

    Oct 16, 11:42 PM
    I know what you mean, my small house keeps toasty just from the computers running. The problem is getting the heat moved from the computer room... thus a box fan in the door pushing in cool air at the bottom.

    yeah i might have to invest in a fan. this is crazy in my place. the air on when it's 45 degrees outside! :eek:

    Thanks, and sorry I just moved past you:D for now anyway...

    on no, i'm glad your able to put up those numbers. i would if it wasn't for the heat in this little apartment

    Mar 30, 09:17 PM
    Don't know about you guys, but this new iCal is killing me. Just doesn't look right. :confused:

    Sep 10, 12:42 AM
    I'm so excited for Belkin Grip Vue since I love that case for my 3G. I will most likely end up getting that. However, all the other cases look fairly cool, too. Decision, decision! :)

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