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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 09:39PM Reply Quote
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johnny k – January 08, 2009 05:43PM Reply Quote
> And, despite what Baha says about flying and power, it's not just business class that has power anymore. Again, some carriers are more on the ball than others, but I rode coach for over 50,000 miles last year on various carriers and have had power on all but one flight longer than my battery - and that's a 17" MBP.

Crazy. I always fly coach. I've NEVER seen a power outlet, cross-country or international. Granted, I usually fly Southwest, but also United, AWA/American, Delta, etc.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 08, 2009 06:52PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I never see power in the cheap seats either. My 15" barely fits in my lap. But I barely fit as well.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 08, 2009 07:28PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I've seen power outlets in coach. Some airlines are better than others, and they usually do it on more popular routes. If you have a 737-800, there are probably plenty of power outlets in coach. Other planes they are less prevalent. American Airlines is pretty good. Sometimes you don't notice because you aren't expecting it.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/American_Airlines/American_Airlines_Boeing_737-800.php

You can also check out air travel forums for your specific flight legs to see what people say.

johnny k – January 08, 2009 08:10PM Reply Quote
Yeah, I looked at that site and couldn't find any power outlets on any of the standard planes on airlines I've flown. I'll check out the forums.

bahamut – January 09, 2009 04:07AM Reply Quote
I do fly less than I used to, but I have only had outlets in coach a few times and when I flew cross-country every week, it didn't happen once.

This whole don't let the consumer do anything thing is beginning to grate on a lot of people, that's for sure. Nobody feels good paying a premium for a Mac moron to do a job that anybody can do, especially in this economy. It's why Apple made the hard drive user-replaceable in the MBP 15" and MB. Heck, Apple has to watch it: I know a lot of you scoffed when I said that there'd be many people installing Intel Mac OS on PCs illictly if Apple didn't release the OS, but now look, there's a thriving and growing hackintosh community that does it. Maybe not everybody, but it's grown wildly, especially with the netbook crazy.

And I am fascinated that JW and I, both of whom used to use 17" flaghship $$$$$-suckers and used to upgrade every year are now in an entirely different market, him with his hackintosh netbook, me with my Macbook. And this AFTER Apple finally release a decent screen for the 17". Thin is in.

Apple needs to make the small pitch available across the board. 1440 x 900 could easily be crammed into a 13", even for an extra $200 while the 15" could easily accomodate a 1680 x 1050 screen.

I'm right about this, so I'm surprised Apple hasn't seen the light. :o

El Jeffe – January 09, 2009 06:00AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

ddt – January 09, 2009 07:16AM Reply Quote
personally, professionally, i would totally discount the source.

ddt

John Willoughby – January 09, 2009 07:44AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I do use my 15" MBP for any real work (or games). The netbook is just for travel or as a secondary computer for personal stuff at work.

YDD – January 09, 2009 08:04AM Reply Quote
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any real work (or games)
I'm confused.... is there supposed to be a difference? ;-)

John Willoughby – January 09, 2009 08:07AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Given that when I program at home it's a game, I can't really say.



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rino – January 09, 2009 10:50AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Ugh -- just read my itinerary to Dallas in Feb -- 3 hops - BOS to Washington )Reagan) to NC to DFW. Wife, is that the best you could do?!

Anyway, 3 planes on flight down and not one power outlet. This is USAir with an Airbus A319, Embraer 190, and Boeing 737-400.

Jeff Cooper – January 09, 2009 11:51AM Reply Quote
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bahamut
... Apple needs to make the small pitch available across the board. 1440 x 900 could easily be crammed into a 13", even for an extra $200 while the 15" could easily accomodate a 1680 x 1050 screen.

I'm right about this, so I'm surprised Apple hasn't seen the light. :o

You have better eyes than I do, Baha. I have enough trouble with the 110 ppi of my 15" MacBook Pro; I don't think I could handle what you're suggesting (the 17" MBP is 132 ppi).

El Jeffe – January 10, 2009 06:41AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I was just thinking that the new iMovie stabilizer feature might be used to help one do a high-quality, frame-by-frame scanning of super/8mm film and assemble it back into a movie.

I think the ultimate transfer of old movies would mean doing a hi-res, film scanning. Kind of like scanning slides or negatives. I'm not sure if there are any services out there that do this. But it would seem to be an easy (enough) process if someone would just automate the frame-by-frame feed of 8mm film into the scanning device. Then, piece it back together, and color-correct and touch/fix it up and such.


edit - I guess there are some... http://www.film-to-video.com/index.html



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Cloudscout – January 10, 2009 11:57AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'd like to see what it could do with the Bourne movies.

El Jeffe – January 10, 2009 12:13PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Lmao.

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