Spork Boards

Milkshakes for...

rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 11, 2007 04:54AM Reply Quote
Generally miffed at something? Let the world know.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2007 04:54AM by rino.

Madaracs – January 17, 2008 05:44AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Wow, the new office is HORRIBLE.

Cloudscout – January 18, 2008 06:39PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
...tbs.com:

20080118-tbsplayer.png

Cloudscout – January 18, 2008 06:41PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Interesting, they do have an oddly candid apology:

Quote

TBS.com would like to apologize for not being able to accommodate Mac users.

The issue is related to the Windows Media Player and video with Digital Rights Management (DRM). Windows Media Player for the Mac is not supported directly by Microsoft (though there are unsupported plug-ins available, like Flip4Mac).

Our agreement with the content distributors stipulates that their content (mostly the full episodes) must be protected with DRM software. And despite its lack of support on Mac systems, Windows Media Player is more widely used than other platforms like Quicktime and Flash Video for distributing protected content.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience associated with using Windows Media DRM and hope you will continue watching TBS.

tliet – January 18, 2008 08:39PM Reply Quote
Quote

Windows Media Player is more widely used than other platforms like Quicktime and Flash Video for distributing protected content.

I beg to differ, I've seen Windows Media thrown out for Flash and while it's true that QuickTime isn't being used as much as Flash, I'd say QuickTime is about as ubiquitous as Windows Media within their target age group. This is a losing situation for Microsoft, with Macs being sold to any demographic group at an ever increasing rate it won't be long before people see Windows Media as a hindrance.

ghidorah – January 19, 2008 06:05AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
How many PCs run iTunes? I'd love to see the numbers since each install has to have QT right?

Cloudscout – January 19, 2008 03:02PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I think the key here can be found at the end of the sentence, "...for distributing protected content."

Apple still doesn't license their DRM... and I don't think it can be used for protecting content displayed on a web page anyway.

tliet – January 19, 2008 10:04PM Reply Quote
You're right CS, I realised that later as well. But DRM is dying, from music it is now fast disappearing, the reason we haven't seen any serious attacks on DRM on moving images is probably because the studios haven't released that much material yet.

I'm wondering how the digital copy of a DVD works that Universal Studios announced at Macworld.

rino – January 21, 2008 06:03AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
With over 100 million iPod devices sold I'd say that Quicktime is very ubiquitous.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2008 06:03AM by rino.

Simon – January 21, 2008 04:13PM Reply Quote
Quote
tliet
I'm wondering how the digital copy of a DVD works that Universal Studios announced at Macworld.

It gets imported to itunes and can only be imported into one iTunes library so it's using fairplay.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2008 04:14PM by Simon.

El Jeffe – January 21, 2008 04:34PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
what is UP with iChat?
I mean, can't get screen sharing to work "out of the box" consistently. (as some of you have seen)
Now, since my Mac Mini does not have a mic, I wanted to try my Jabra BT350. But, it won't pair on that or my iMac. It gets an error message.
Geesh, just ONE feature - please work.

What a journey.

Cloudscout – January 22, 2008 09:12AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Grr.

I picked up my copy of Burnout Paradise. I thought that the lack of split-screen multiplayer mode was just something they didn't include in the demo version but, no, it has no such mode. The only way to play multiplayer is over the network. The primary appeal of previous games from the Burnout franchise was their party-game capability. Burnout Paradise is inherently anti-social. I guess you could have a PS3 LAN party but you can't exactly have multiple PS3s connected to projectors in the average house.

Madaracs – January 22, 2008 09:23AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Bummer! Well, I'll enjoy it anyhoo. :-) You really ought to try the online play. Even if it's just you and I online you'll enjoy it. You can have private races....

Cloudscout – January 22, 2008 09:51AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yeah, let's give it a try tonight.

John Willoughby – January 22, 2008 09:52AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Yeah, yeah, we all know about you guys racing your privates. Get a room. Sheesh.

Madaracs – January 22, 2008 10:46AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Rowr. Jealous much?

John Willoughby – January 22, 2008 11:19AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Desperately.

bahamut – January 24, 2008 04:00AM Reply Quote
Apple.

Because Mail.app is such a dog.

Things wrong with it:

it proliferates "drafts" of my e-mails like crazy.

compounding this, it handles being offline poorly so that there is no workable option for "send later" ... if i save the message it doesn't go to outbox (no such thing) it goes to drafts (which sucks, since now it's in there with 1,000 other drafts).

even if it's great that I can cut and paste from safari into apple mail, if I don't already have my text composed, there is no way to get back to default formatting so i can type my email. e.g. i cut and paste a section of text that begins with 40pt centered type. I now want to preface that with "hey look at this" ... but THAT is 40 pt centered type too. I guess i can open up the font panel and start digging. madness...

and an extra milkshake for safari's decision that if it can't make the connection once, it will assume that is the case for an hour. i strayed too far from my signal and lost google. so then i had no google on safari for an hour.

UX is not their forte.

Cloudscout – January 24, 2008 04:42AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
In Terminal you can run "dscacheutil -flushcache" and you should be able to get to Google again when that happens.

rino – January 24, 2008 07:15AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Don't have trouble with Drafts -- they go into Drafts, stay there, and behave well.

cmd-opt-shift-v "Paste and Match Style" is helpful to me.

Dr. Strangelove – January 24, 2008 12:40PM Reply Quote
I sometimes see things spontaneously appear in Drafts (still on Tiger here), but not to the extent Baha does. But then I don't tend to save many things to Drafts or keep them for very long. (Currently have one item in Drafts.)

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login