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  • Quote: Originally Posted by Chucker You aren't by any chance confusing gross margin and net margin, are you? What about R&D? Localization? Support?… Ahh… now you mention it, yes, I was. So actually the pie is a completely innaccurate rep…
  • I admit I'm not especially great on economics and business, but according to iSuppli the original Nano cost around $92 in parts and labour, and the new Nano costs around $72 in parts and labour, buying direct from Apple the cost of distribution can'…
  • Although this (product)RED thing is possibly a step in the right direction. I can't help thinking that every company involved is doing it just to absolve themselves in the eyes of the consumer. Or worse, just as a marketing ploy - rather than for an…
  • I have no problems whatsoever with Screen Spanning Doctor on my iBook. Do you think there will be a version for Intel Macs with integrated graphics? What exactly is wrong with integrated graphics, it sounds like a sensible idea to me provided …
  • Where I am, comprehensive Insurance for an iBook is only about £35.00 a year. That seems pretty good value for a £640 piece of kit, I'm sure it can't be that much more for a MacBook Pro. That combined with backing up all your stuff always gives y…
  • I would definitely try eBay ? people will pay surprisingly high prices for second hand gear - especially if you put a Buy It Now price. I recently sold a 2004 iBook two generations old for £500.00 that's only about £150.00 less than a brand new o…
  • www.freecycle.org Someone will have it - either to fix or probably use in a work of art or as a prop. Or maybe you could sell / donate it to IKEA for a display. (I'm only about 25% joking). Andrew
  • You can add this feature to the Finder with Automator. I would upload a workflow but my site is down. Just string together "Get Selected Finder Items" then "Move Finder Items" (Show Action When Run). Then save as a Finder Plug-In. Andrew
  • It only takes one person to put a song on a File Sharing network and illegally distribute it to the whole world for free, I think the majority of people download from iTMS to be fair and legal rather than for ease-of-use. So I think even if all iTMS…
  • I'm also very interested in this subject. Here in the UK Bill Dunster / ZEDfactory are pioneers of this technology & lifestyle. BedZED is about a 10 minute walk from where I live. I'm beginning to think that urban wind power is probably the w…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Splinemodel You have a space-rock / prog-metal band? Yeah, we take influences from Muse and The Mars Volta on the space-rock side of things. And Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment on the prog-metal side, we…
  • Does anyone know how to to reset my rc start-up scripts to their factory defaults? Can I just remove them so they are replaced on restart, or do I have to recreate them via a command line command? Andrew
  • I tried resetting the firmware but it has made no difference. However I have tried starting up from the installation CD and the Disk Utility has access to optical disks, the internal HD and external drives. This makes me think that it must be a p…
  • Yes. I have discovered multi-session burning. This is quite useful and a step in the right direction, even more useful is a piece of software called BurnItAgainSam, which creates joined sessions, so small incremental burns can be made without appear…
  • I've never used a Mac with a DVD rewriter - do DVD±RW in Mac OS X support this kind of random access? Or do they also have to be erased and rewritten? I do also have an FTP server and FireWire HD for backups but it would just be nice to be able t…
  • I have just found a utility called DiskBlaze, it says it can burn in some flavour of UDF - but this requires 10.4, which is interesting. I don't have 10.4 yet so I won't be able to test this though. Still, looks promising. Andrew
  • Quote: The M-Audio Audiophile Firewire is probably the cheapest and simplest FW audio interface. In theory this would have been perfect. But I primarily use Native Intruments' Reaktor and apparently it doesn't work well with M-Audio interfaces.…
  • The iMic makes sudden clicking noises during recording or monitoring, it also occasionally suddenly switches to about 1000 ms latency for no apparent reason and has some sort of amazing ability to amplify noise from my analogue devices a lot more th…