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  1. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 06:05 PM
    Ah right. Not that it matters too much to me at this point! It'll be a pretty big jump in resolutions for me - I'm coming from a 2009 13.3" MBP which, while I love its display, has a bit of a lacking 1280 x 800. Still nice and viewable and all but blown to pieces by the rMBP.

    Still undecided about what I want to do with this one now. Not sure if I want it as a backup machine and just something to mess around on when I don't want to risk screwing up the newer one (although I can't see myself doing that) or if I want to sell it. A couple of people have shown interest but eh, still uncertain.
  2. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 05:50 PM
    Oh really? I have pretty sharp eyesight so I guess I could get used to it but I probably won't need to when 1900 x 1200 looks so damn good haha. Have you ever used a high-resolution MBP? How do you think its 1680 x 1050 compared to that on the rMBP?

    Yeah, I probably will do - I've got a list of things to check for in my head before I actually go about sticking all of my stuff on there and such. At the top of that list is the obvious ghosting and the weird screen tint which some people seem to be having. I don't think people have really reported many software bugs aside from the scroll lag anyway.
  3. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 05:35 PM
    I tested an rMBP in an Apple store the other day and definitely did experience Safari's dreaded scroll lag. However, it was really minor and I was being overly critical of it, and if ML really does offer an improvement then it'll be perfect for me.

    Badly worded by me. I don't have the laptop yet, but I will have it this week - however, I plan to try to run it at 2880 x 1800 and see how manageable the UI is. If that's too small then I imagine I'll go with 1900 x 1200, which I played with in the Apple store and really liked.
  4. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 05:24 PM
    Yeah. While it's unlikely that the battery was simply defective, I know Apple wouldn't just let slip 2 whole hours of battery life while keeping it quiet. I'm looking forward to more retina apps, especially iWork! And have you not tried Mountain Lion yet? I'm running it now and really liking it - I thought Lion was pretty smooth tbh but Mountain Lion runs all over it for me.
  5. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 05:14 PM
    Yeah, I do the same as that, although I'll tend to bring my brightness down a little lower - I prefer sitting in shaded places anyway so generally it's dark enough to handle that. Apparently the screen glares less than the glossy ones on old MBPs too so that'll make life easier and all.

    Yeah anything that guns the 650m is gonna eat battery lol - thank God for graphics switching and as you mentioned, gfxcardstatus. As for the better battery life thing in the lower end model, I don't know if I buy that... I believe one review (endgadget? I'm not sure) reported a whole 2 hours of difference which I just don't believe happens when the difference between processors is just 0.3GHz. Seems out of line to me.
  6. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 05:06 PM
    Really? That's interesting - by a really weird sequence of events, I've ended up getting one as an anonymous and super-generous gift, and I've been reading a lot about it. It seems a number of people are reporting battery life under the 7 hours advertised, although to be fair, only people with issues are going to bother reporting anything so I guess that's a somewhat skewed sample. d:
  7. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 08:51 AM
    Oh right, only just noticed that I could do that. Looking good now!

    How are you liking the rMBP?
  8. Archer
    July 24th, 2012 06:45 AM
    I suppose if you don't keep media on there, it's not an issue. I could handle keeping movies and ISOs elsewhere, but music is one of those things I want direct access too. Plus, it gets a little fiddly when iTunes is pointing to stuff that's not always there...

    Good to hear you're enjoying it. I daresay there'll be a 13-Inch variant in 2 years time when I upgrade from my 2010 MBP. In the meantime, I'll get myself a 120GB SSD and Optibay adaptor near the end of the year to give it a bit of a boost.
  9. shenanigans
    July 24th, 2012 02:53 AM
    I installed the trial and love it so far! But how did you get it to display your CPU usage as a percentage rather than as a graph?
  10. Archer
    July 23rd, 2012 10:46 PM
    That screenshot is ridiculously big. Also, if your eyesight is good, there's a hack to allow 1:1 scaling, so you get the full benefit of the extra real-estate. :D

    I'm guessing that 500GB HDD is external? Only have 256GB space would be difficult for me and I hate external drives.


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Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:45 PM by Gerri Shin Comments 0
Posted inTechnology

WWDC 2011
June 6, 2011
WWDC 2011: Join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X.
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Posted June 6th, 2010 at 06:54 PM by Gerri Shin Comments 3
Posted inTechnology, ‎Actual bloggery
After reading through some of the newer threads in my main section (computers & Technology) I have come to the conclusion that the smartest thing I can do at this point is simply not post. THis is because most often the 'popular' threads consist of those touting their choices in tech and trying to best each other. Simply put, trying to out-fanboy each other. So I feel it's appropriate to post an excerpt of a lovely article I found on Gizmodo that explains just what's going through the mind of...

Posted April 14th, 2010 at 07:38 PM by Gerri Shin Comments 2
Posted inActual bloggery
As at least one person may have noticed my activity has become rather lax as of late. I feel that I should at least explain some of this so that no one thinks that I've gone and hurt myself or completely deserted you all. Truth is that I decided to take a couple classes this term at a local college and they've been taking most of my focus lately. I do plan to be around, but I probably won't be as active, and there is a possibility that I'll just be able to pop in from time to time to give a little...

Posted March 15th, 2010 at 07:54 AM by Gerri Shin Comments 6
Ok so I realize that the HGSS blogs are probably overdone, but this is seriously one of the best WTH moments I've had in the games. I battled Morty earlier today and since my Pupitar (yes I traded myself a Larvitar egg to use as a starter) got the curse from Morty's gastly, I had recalled it and healed it using Togepi as stall.
Morty sends out Gengar and begins with hypnosis, which fails. I begin healing Pupitar but before I could do more than apply one potion, Gengar uses Mean Look! Great![/sarcasm]...

Posted January 30th, 2010 at 02:54 PM by Gerri Shin Comments 4
Posted inTechnology

On Wednesday January 27th, 2010, Apple Inc. Announced a new product dubbed the iPad. This device was designed as an intermediary device between a smartphone and a notebook. Most tech savvy and business people use both a notebook computer and a smartphone of some sort. To paraphrase from Steve Jobs’ speech, somme people have thought that a netbook is the great intermediary device. Something that’s not as big as a laptop...
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