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by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: iPads
Topic: iPad Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Re: iPad Charging

Stephen Hart wrote:Note that Apple says the iPad will charge on low-power USB ports, but only when it's off or asleep. So seeing "No Charging" doesn't tell the whole story.
Come to think of it, I was syncing it with iTunes at the time so the iPads were on. Hmmmmmmm.
by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: iPads
Topic: iPad Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Re: iPad Charging

I tried plugging my iPad1 and iPad2 into a powered USB hub and it said NOT CHARGING on both units. So you have to be careful. But it's good to know that you can use the iPhone charger, even if it's slower. That means one less charger/cable to drag along when traveling. I can use the iPhone charger f...
by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story
Replies: 12
Views: 4603

Re: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story

I'm surprised more wasn't said about NeXT. Without that hardware and most especially the NeXT Unix based OS, Pixar wouldn't have been able to put the animation world on its ear. It takes serious computer power to do what modern computer based animation does, even with today's computers. When Pixar w...
by Richard Serkes
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story
Replies: 12
Views: 4603

Re: Movie Recommendation: The Pixar Story

Stephen, let me suggest you say a little something about the tangled web that includes Steve Jobs' NeXT computer, the NeXT OS, Pixar, the need for a new OS for the Mac, and Jobs return to Apple to make it what it is today.

This might stir more interest in this documentary.
by Richard Serkes
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internet Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Internet Speed

Bob, I have the Qwest DSL 1.5 service. When I stream a Netflix movie it takes less than 30 seconds to buffer and start the movie. After that it just runs. But this has been for SD movies. I haven't tried a HD yet.
by Richard Serkes
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sample Post
Replies: 22
Views: 7731

Re: Sample Post

The theme we selected was a compromise. I liked this one for its Armageddon look.

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Whereas Ray liked this one because it touched something deep inside him.

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I guess no one really likes a compromise.
by Richard Serkes
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Does The DELETE Button Disappear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Re: Log in Automatically?

Well, I think I have the answer to the DELETE issue. We all need to remember that this software has a really good FAQ section, something JForum didn't have. So I went to the FAQ and read about editing and deleting a post. It seems that phpBB3 will only let you edit a limited number of times and you ...
by Richard Serkes
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: SMUG Presentations
Topic: Free And Almost Free Software For Your Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 5596

Free And Almost Free Software For Your Mac

Here are the links to the freebies I presented at the October, 2010 SMUG meeting demo. I haven't included the links to the commercial applications such as Microsoft Office as I'm sure you'll be able to find these on your own. App Tamer http://www.stclairsoft.com/AppTamer/index.html Calibre http://ca...
by Richard Serkes
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Does The DELETE Button Disappear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Re: Log in Automatically?

Stephen Hart wrote:And, just as a followup, it appears the the Delete button is only available for me on my most recent post, even if the post before was a few seconds ago.
This may be an important clue. I like empirical tests.
by Richard Serkes
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Does The DELETE Button Disappear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Re: Log in Automatically?

OK, Ray and I have been emailing each other and it turns out there is a bug. As much as I hate to admit it to anyone, especially Jerry Freilich I guess I was wrong. Yes, there are different classifications of users. Ray has the Administrator's rank and I'm a mere Moderator. In the past, general memb...