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  1. The "swine flu" didn't exist in 1914. That was called the Spanish Flu. It killed between 20 and 100 million. No one knows for sure as record keeping back then was spotty at best. The only thing they have in common is that they are both H1N1 variants. As for being curable, no, no flu or virus for that matter, is "curable". They are treatable, meaning if you get proper treatment, you will survive. The common cause of death by H1N1 is not "choking on mucus" as another poster stated. It's caused by severe dehydration and/or secondary illness due to a weakend immune system. Good hygiene and common sense will keep you alive and well. All the cases in the US have been relatively mild. The one recorded death was a child visiting from Mexico who's parents waited too long to seek treatment. Be safe, be careful, but most of all be calm.
  2. You have a short memory. The last time Steve left, Apple did OK for a few years and then almost fell off the face of the earth. And please stop referring to Macs as "God computers". Not only is it insulting, is pure BS. The only thing that differentiates a Mac from a PC today is the OS. A pretty case does not make a computer any better or any worse.
  3. PS3's did this when they were first released as well. Sony eventually fixed the problem.
  4. Old myth that is completely false. Apple does not use any TPM module based protection. http://www.osxbook.com/book/bonus/chapter7/tpmdrmmyth/ All current Mac Pro models don't even have a TPM chip installed. Early versions of OS X (x86) did look for a chip on the motherboard... the one that controls the cooling fan. A programmer named Alexander Graf wrote a software emulation for this chip that can be used to run an unmodified version of OS X in a virtual environment like Qemu. My Dell OptiPlex will run circles around a Mac Mini and is very stable. I can also use Apple's native system updates without modification. It's all about having the right hardware. And there are plenty of off the shelf motherboards with EFI support. Problem is Apple is using an ancient version of EFI (1.1) to boot OS X. Vista already supports EFI 2.0
  5. If the price listed is in Argentinian Pesos, that comes to about $500 US. And Apple can't take your PC if it's running a legally purchased copy of OS X. They have no legal right to do so. At best, they can REQUEST you delete the OS from the drive. This goes back to enforceability of EULA's. I'm also not sure Apple's copyrights/trademarks are recognized in Argentina. So any legal action by Apple would be moot.
  6. It's called longevity. Get something with some reliability and horsepower and you won't have to upgrade it as often. As for Linux, it's not mainstream in the corporate world. Most corporations primarily use Windows on their servers and desktops. It's not about being l33t, it's about being functionally compatible across your enterprise. And being an owner of a "cheapo" Vostro desktop, I can tell you they are cheap for a reason. Mines been repaired twice already and I haven't had it 4 months yet. My Latitude laptop smokes it in reliability. You get what you pay for.
  7. Opps, my bad. You have to log into TESS first and then the links will work. Just do a new user search and then click the links... it should work then.
  8. The apple (the fruit, not the company) has been synonymous with schools and education far longer than Apple (the company) has been in existence. Although Apple has a trademark for the NAME "Apple" under and educational registration, I hardly think this would qualify as infringement. Why isn't Apple going after these guys... http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=7057d6.3.2 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=7057d6.3.9 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=7057d6.6.10 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...te=7057d6.6.164 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...te=7057d6.6.516 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...te=7057d6.6.588 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...te=7057d6.6.599 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...te=7057d6.6.764 http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc...te=7057d6.6.967 There's many more. The current Apple logo is not a registered trademark either. Contrary to their website claims, there is no "image" or "logo" registered to Apple Inc. that matches the current logo. I ran a complete search of the TESS database at the USPTO and only found the name as being registered. If a logo is to be registered, the logo has to be included in the registration. Here's a complete listing (905) of images with the name Apple in the registration or logo itself. http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=brws...&p_toc=brws_img Here it is in the iPhone logo, but again... it's not the standalone Apple logo we all know. http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=mdtf2t.4.347 I know it's a Copyrighted image, but it is not a registered trademark. But this one made me spit out my drink... http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=doc&state=mdtf2t.4.80
  9. The iMac is ghey... it's a chic's machine. Granted it looks less ghey now that they gave it a metal housing, but it's still got a limp wrist going on. The Power Mac screams work horse. Clean lines and utilitarian looks. :cool:
  10. I always hated the look of the iMac. Mac Pro's are sexy.
  11. Source? I've seen sites using Flash more than ever as of late. YouTube would die without it. Notice that most YouTube videos work on the iPhone, but not all of them.
  12. No, it's not possible. Steve hates it, so the iPhone won't have it.
  13. You cannot install it. The iPhone does not support Flash at all.
  14. OS X won't boot if you delete it. And no, you can't buy the chip. It's integrated onto the motherboard. Just replace the kext with a patched version. And this forum is fine for discussing this. Nothing illegal about any of it.
  15. Apple uses a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip on it's motherboards and a kext called "Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext" that looks for the chip.
  16. Having the proper hardware is key to building a good hackintosh. Junk in = Junk out. I've yet to find a stable AMD build. There's always some quirk. You can buy off the shelf Intel boards and components that are so close to what Apple uses that you only need to emulate EFI and hack ONE kext. And it will still be cheaper than paying for a real Mac. Probably more reliable too.
  17. The "kill switch" is for App store applications, not for the phone itself. I actually like the idea that they can disable an app that has gone rogue. And yes, it's perfectly legal.
  18. It's crap. Fixes nothing important. Still have keyboard lag in SMS and apps still crash. Apple got it wrong AGAIN!!!
  19. No, insanleymac.com does not allow it. They only allow the hosting of patches or links to patches, not complete installs. All you have to do is go to the Apple store and BUY a copy of the DVD or order it online from Apple. You can then download the patches to create an install disk. This is the method I used. Bought the disk from Apple and patched it with Kalaway and BrazilMac patches. Perfectly legal. Violating Apples EULA by installing the OS on a non-Apple branded system is not illegal. Just don't expect any support from Apple if it doesn't work. Violating Apple's copyright by stealing their software is illegal. If you like it, BUY it.
  20. You have a "license", that grants you LIMITED rights. Read the agreement that accompanied the image. Royalty free simply states you do not have to pay the creator any royalties for using the image. How you can use that image should have been outlined in the agreement when you purchased the image. Typically you can use it however you want as long as you do not make any claim to the image. You do not have the right of ownership and cannot make any claim of ownership to the image. Royalty free images are not all created equal. Some are permissible for commercial use and some are limited to non-commercial personal use only. Read the terms you agreed too when you purchased the image.
  21. Royalty Free just means you can use it however you chose without paying royalties to the creator. The creator still retains copyright ownership. You are only paying for the right to USE. It's a License. Side note to that, the copyright owner cannot change the terms once you have paid for the use of the image.
  22. Own one for a few weeks and you'll change your tune. Yeah, they are cool, but not reliable at all. Even mine has had issues with crashing on occasion and music or contacts just disappearing like a fart in the wind. I don't like paying retail prices for beta products. Being locked into a 2 year contract is the ONLY reason I still use the thing. Once that's up (1 year left) I'm going back to BB. And get a clue on Vista... the UI was pretty much set BEFORE Tiger was introduced. Don't be a "kool-aid drinkin' fanboy"... it's not very becoming. :slant:
  23. Let's just say that my wife is beyond pissed at her iPhone. Ever since the 2.0 update, her phone crashes at least 5 or 6 times a day. The 2.0.1 update failed to solve her phones issues. Crashed 3 times already today. Apple sent me a return box so I can send it back for repair/exchange. Mine is running just fine on 2.0, but I'll hold of on going to 2.0.1 until I see how stable it is. This proves to me that quality control on the production line SUCKS.
  24. You must be new to the OSx86 project. Apple uses a TPM module on their motherboards that OS X looks for when it boots. Easy enough to get past... simply re-write the .kext file to not look for it.
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