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  • twoodcc
    Aug 6, 08:41 PM
    wow, that's some bold statements by Apple. i'm sure that they'll back them up though

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  • Dunepilot
    Nov 15, 08:25 AM
    They're going to have to go multi-thread capable, demands on consumer software is only going to increase as we take what is cutting edge today and integrate it into everyday life.

    They're going to need every ounce of grunt they can find. Especially when HD video content becomes the norm - encoding that takes some serious brawn and consumers aren't willing to wait for their results, they don't understand the processes behind it like Pros do, consumers want it all done right now so the quicker we get software over to multi-thread aware the better.

    Yes, I hope they do start to properly multithread consumer apps, as in many ways this is overdue for Mac users (anyone remember the 533MHz dual-G4 powermac?!).

    One thing that's puzzled me for ages is the fact that the encoding speed in iTunes fell off when I switched from encoding CDs as mp3 to AAC files.

    If I'm not mistaken AAC-encoding is done on only one of my 867MHz G4 processors, not both, as was the case for mp3-encoding? I'm sure I read that somewhere.

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  • takao
    Mar 2, 04:52 PM
    the fact that after the second generation Jetta, VW had to rename the car in germany/europe (Bora, Vento) and still had lousy sales there, should have been a warning sign

    the last few generations of the jetta have been absolute rubbish ... i hoping this new generation is actually better

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  • lordonuthin
    Jan 6, 05:17 PM
    We are now in 56th place!

    And mc68k should be over 10 million about now! Congrats! Happy new year :D

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  • iJohnHenry
    Mar 19, 06:33 PM
    I was under the impression he was referring to the 'Lybia' in the thread title.

    Perhaps, but being Canadian, we are always willing to accept blame for our alleged transgressions. :o

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  • mike423
    Nov 24, 09:40 PM
    Crystal Head Vodka for turkey day.

    So far the thanksgiving at your place is the best one.....

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  • Chef Medeski
    Jul 14, 11:49 AM
    The real deal about codecs from Wikepedia:

    HD DVD:

    the same video compression techniques: MPEG-2, Video Codec 1 (VC1) and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.

    HD DVD can be mastered with up to 7.1 channel surround sound using the linear (uncompressed) PCM, Dolby Digital and DTS formats also used on DVDs. In addition, it also supports Dolby Digital Plus and the lossless formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD.


    decode at least the following codecs: MPEG-2, the standard used for DVDs; MPEG-4's H.264/AVC codec; and VC-1, a codec based on Microsoft's Windows Media 9. Realistically, when using MPEG-2, quality considerations would limit the publisher to around two hours of high-definition content on a single-layer BD-ROM. The two more advanced video codecs can typically attain four hours of high quality video.

    For audio, BD-ROM supports up to 7.1 channel surround sound using the linear (uncompressed) PCM, Dolby Digital and DTS formats also used on DVDs. In addition, it also supports Dolby Digital Plus and the lossless formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD.

    So, easily seen. The employ the exact same codecs. The only difference is:

    Stricter DRM control
    Much More Scratch Resistant
    Greater future capacites

    Cheaper to manufacture

    And if Toshiba can make a 6-layer disc... well then that means a 90GB HD-DVD..... not bad. That would pull it in right above the total capacity of my PB HD.

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  • koobcamuk
    Jan 12, 05:47 AM

    Maybe the �Air� branding is taking a que from the sucess of one of Apple's international partners, O2.

    More like Nike, surely? :P

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  • AidenShaw
    Aug 26, 07:41 AM
    A better question is: when does the LCD OR the computer die, especially in the case of Macs? I would say never...
    Mr. Lawyer, there are several people on this thread ( who would beg to differ with your opinion about the immortality of Apples....

    And, by the way, I did say "Or, more likely, when the computer is obsolete you have a good screen that you can't use." - so I clearly wasn't suggesting that LCD or system failures were that common.

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  • Plymouthbreezer
    Mar 23, 04:38 PM
    lots, Bluetooth, WIFI (for internet radio), design..

    Here's my classic mockup
    Really nice work. Bravo.

    As I have said in past threads, I'm happy to hear that Apple plans on keeping the Classic around for a bit longer, as it truly is the best music player on the market for serious audiophiles.

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  • rikers_mailbox
    Jul 18, 02:21 AM
    If true, an iTunes movie download service could drive sales of Mac Minis as a home-entertainment device. Not that it is (of ever will be) an all-in-one solution... but development of Front Row will continue and this is just one step towards something good for Apple and consumers alike.

    I, for one, am all for the movie rental model. I'm interested in actually purchasing only very few movies. The others I watch only once, maybe twice. If I had to buy them, they'd sit on the virtual shelf until the next video format (VHS, DVD, BluRay/HD-DVD, ???) comes out and I'd just have to buy the same movie again. Please, let me rent.

    As for quality, I'd expect nothing less than DVD. Apple thrives on progress. Although I'm willing to bet Jobs is pushing for some level of HD, 720p for starters?

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  • rdowns
    Mar 20, 08:51 AM
    I actually think having troops is better.

    Yeah, that's worked so well for us in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Sbrocket
    Jan 11, 11:34 PM
    How about MacBook Zephyr
    MacBook Breeze
    MacBook Frizbee

    Now those REALLY sound bad. Air isn't so bad, this is just the typical reaction people get after a release of..."Oh man, this is the end of the world...the name sucks, where's this feature we made up, why doesn't it solve world hunger, I hate the design."

    Maybe people will learn to lower their expectations a little, hype stuff less, and be pleasantly surprised when the next big thing comes out that actually meets reasonable expectations without discouraging you by not meeting unreasonable ones. (That wasn't to you specifically, by the way, just a general statement.)

    Edit: I thought about it again...MacBook FRIZBEE? You know what you do with a Frizbee, no? Plus, most frizbees are thicker than even a MBP.

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  • szark
    Aug 6, 11:58 PM
    Don't be like that, i noticed it.
    But that doesn't mean everyone isnt going nuts, because they are. This is worse than any build up to an Apple event i've ever remembered

    I simply meant that, normally, people would be excited because there were covered banners. But this year, they were excited by a bunch of icons. ;)

    There are actually 3 covered banners on the ground floor.

    I know -- I was specifically referring to the original photo of the icon-filled banner, which only showed two of the three banners.

    Kingsly: I'll keep an eye out for you before the Keynote tomorrow. EDIT: Sorry -- just saw your other thread. Have fun visiting Cupertino!

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  • Full of Win
    Mar 22, 09:05 PM
    You reckon he actually responds to fan mails on his iPhone? :D

    I'm sure its not 'his' iPhone, as he only makes 1$ per year from Apple. I'm sure he is having to borrow another persons iPhone.

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  • BigBeast
    Apr 19, 08:05 PM
    Just because 256 is 'perfect' for you does not mean it is perfect for everyone else. I need 500GB SSD. External drive solutions are just way to slow compared to internal SSD. The SSD upgrade on my Laptop was the best upgrade ever, now I want an 27'' iMac with 500GB SSD and lots of memory.

    I'd actually be more interested in having a 500GB EXTERNAL ssd. Since Thunderbolt can transfer upwards to 10Gb/s, there's no need to have an SSD on a 3 or 6Gb/s link (which is what an SSD INSIDE a computer will use.)

    So if I have an external 500GB SSD and a computer with Thunderbolt (which WILL be adopted my most- trust me) you can take your small, thin, computer (your operating system with all your files) with you wherever you go.


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  • seedster2
    Apr 27, 07:46 PM
    What does this have to do with patents?

    Nothing at all. LOL explains why he disappeared.

    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.3; en-gb; Nexus S Build/GRI40) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

    WordPerfect Office X5?

    I totally forgot about those guys

    They should also be careful with their quotes in their financials. Tim Cook in the last conference call basically gave Microsoft and Amazon ammunition when he said things "We have the largest app store", making the term quite generic and descriptive. This doesn't help their case at all.

    I am quite surprised that Apple legal hasnt counseled them on this.

    I am not sure if you know, but there are differences between trademark law and patent law. In this case, the one you cited (which I studied), Amazon was protecting its system or process by which they achieved a 1-click process. This is a clear cut patent infringement.

    However, the current article deals with a trademark issue, which is different from patent law. In this instance, we are dealing with generic terms (App Store) and Apple cannot trademark that. As another member said, Apple does not have a trademark in App Store ;)

    Quoted for truth. Great post. Really helpful for the non-legal folk here. It helps quiet down the know it alls as well.

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  • rasmasyean
    Apr 8, 06:48 PM
    So why not Mexico? Mexico is experiencing way more violence than most of these Middle East countries yet their request for U.N. aid in 2009 was denied. They are on our doorstep and we are ignoring it for the most part even though we are partly to blame for the violence. The U.N. actually told Mexico just the other day to withdraw their own Military forces from the fight against the cartels.

    Prolly has something to do with leaving the country messed up so we can draw modern day slaves from the wreckage to fuel parts of our economy. Whatever "charity" we do, there's often an alterior motive. If there isn't a potential gain, we usually ignore it....especially if ignoring it actually has a potential gain in itself. Just like ignoring the columbian drug trades or whatever WITHIN our country so that their drug war may go on to achieve political objectives.

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  • Detlev
    Jul 18, 08:42 PM
    - People don't watch movies over and over like they do songs
    Ah, I must not be people then and kids must not be either. How many times have you seen [pick your favorite movie] on DVD?

    - Renting is cheaper than buying
    Actually, that is not true UNLESS you are one of the people you mentioned above and then it would still depend on where or how you are getting rentals. Then you would have to state whether you mean per viewing or per title.

    The rest I agree with.

    Mar 22, 12:46 PM
    If I understand correctly, the Windows Marketplace doesn't even allow sex/nudity in their app store, so they should be forced to do so?

    No, no one is forced to do anything. Apple is more extreme with what they will and will not allow. Others follow suit b/c they know Apple changes the world. Android market allows practically everything.

    Apr 11, 09:18 AM
    All this discussion is apple's cap of tea for :) because we don't speculate if there is any mp3 player better than classic ipod. The only enemy of apple is apple.
    I have now big problem, because i ve got Nokia C7, which has everything i would like from ipod touch, but ipod classic is not a really good choice for me... the only thing i apreciate in it is an enormous hdd, but due to its communicating only via itunes - i can't use it for different files than multimedia. If i could store there other files i would buy it. So i hope Apple will release new model with OS which will solve the problem :)

    Jan 23, 10:37 PM
    Um...42k? Thats extremely low for such a reliable car. Figured that would have 242k or 342k on it.

    Yeah, that's what everybody says when they see it :D

    lol, who needs a hybrid when you can get an old Honda and get awesome MPGs

    Aug 16, 07:20 AM
    I hope to god they don't use bluetooth. I've had nothing but bad sound quality with those types of headphones.

    Knowing Apple, if they are going in introduce wifi/bluetooth, they will only add the feature if it is up to their standards.

    Feb 27, 09:51 PM
    Here at school it is my only computer, and I used it almost exclusively last year because I was on the move so much. So yeah I guess you could say I do a lot of typing on here haha. :)

    lol, I just realized how stupid my previous comment sounded :o

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