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  1. Twiggy
    July 29th, 2012 2:47 AM
    Twiggy
    I somehow have four VMs stored in the OS X partition.
  2. Archer
    July 29th, 2012 2:21 AM
    Archer
    With VMs, I tend to use Virtualbox. Because it's free and doesn't try to integrate with the host OS as much as some others.
  3. Twiggy
    July 28th, 2012 4:44 AM
    Twiggy
    (Did I throw out the receipt? Whatever the reason it might have been, there goes $20.)

    I've noticed that setting the gamma to be one big notch lower in Windows from the default middle setting seems to make it match 2.2 in OS X's Display Calibration Assistant.

    I think the very top is 1.0; the middle is 1.8; and the "click any part of the slider below the selector once" be 2.2. (Clicking it twice gave me crushed blacks on the wallpaper, unlike how it looked in OS X.)

    (I seem to have a VM bug hitting me.)
  4. Twiggy
    July 28th, 2012 4:25 AM
    Twiggy
    Does it make you wonder what's in new OSes?
  5. Archer
    July 28th, 2012 4:01 AM
    Archer
    Fair enough. iOS 5 is a little sluggish on the iPhone 4, but it's not too bad.
  6. Twiggy
    July 28th, 2012 12:51 AM
    Twiggy
    Android 4.x is too slow on my aging phone, so I decided to just go back to 2.3.6. (It's not 2.3.3, at least.)
  7. Archer
    July 26th, 2012 4:31 PM
    Archer
    Never really used the Mic much on my MacBook.
  8. Twiggy
    July 26th, 2012 6:33 AM
    Twiggy
    If they accept camera "scans", make it tomorrow at the earliest (I expect by this Sunday if they do).

    The microphone's crazy stuff when it's recording headphones output with it being essentially stuck on the mic, with nothing in the background producing noise.

    The result sounds awfully close to the original.
  9. Archer
    July 26th, 2012 6:20 AM
    Archer
    I daresay they'll have the issues partially redeemed by then.

    EDIT: Let me know how it goes. I'm not in a rush to update.
  10. Twiggy
    July 26th, 2012 2:48 AM
    Twiggy
    I'll just hit up Up-To-Date next Sunday, after I get my receipt back from my uncle's home.
  11. Archer
    July 25th, 2012 6:04 PM
    Archer
    I'm in no hurry. I'll download it at work on Saturday to save myself 4GB of download quota. Then I'll either try it on an external HDD or swap my HDD for a test run. There are a few things that I'm interested in, but also a bunch of features I don't care for.
  12. Twiggy
    July 25th, 2012 4:58 AM
    Twiggy
    *notices that his receipt is missing*

    It's going to be something that can be done this Monday. Aaaaaargh, Mountain Lion~

    Said missing receipt might be a blessing in disguise.
  13. Twiggy
    July 24th, 2012 3:54 AM
    Twiggy
    I must be the only person playing Skyrim at 24 FPS and find it good.

    (Heh. I can crank up the texture resolution and actor/light fade safely, and still have my frame rate at least 20.)

    As for Minecraft, though... *mind boggles* How fast is the ATi Radeon X900?

    I find Firefox to be very awesome on OS X. Just like how it did on Windows. Chrome, I'm saving that for the space.
  14. Archer
    July 20th, 2012 11:14 PM
    Archer
    I just know how to do things both ways now. It's a bit like being bilingual. :D You approach them separately, rather than translating ideas from one to another.

    Yeah, Safari is just underwhelming. Not horrible, there's just no compelling reason to use it over Chrome/Firefox.

    I'm the opposite. I've become very accustomed to high framerates and resolutions. Graphics themselves don't really bother me as long as they're nice and sharp.
  15. Twiggy
    July 20th, 2012 7:41 AM
    Twiggy
    I guess I prefer doing some things the old way in the end, since I don't want to somehow get myself stuck for the times where I'm on someone else's Windows laptop.

    I also left most, if not all of OS X's native gestures on, by the way.

    Seems like Safari is made so that they could tick the "have browser" check box.

    I'm now a very happy OS X user. No more spinning beach balls of doom, huh? (Safari likes to hang.)

    I've always wondered whether gaming a long time with anemic GPUs (PS1 > GeForce 2 MX > Radeon 9250 > Radeon Xpress 1100 > DS) meant that I'm very tolerant to bad graphics and frame rate. My first real top-of-the-line GPU was a GeForce 9800 GTX+. xD It certainly meant smoking the spec sheets back then! For some reason, I also got something with a nonstandard design - most 9800s are dual-slot, while mine is single-slot. 60 FPS was awesome!

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