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    Firewire ExpressCard (34mm) detected but doesn't mount?

    I bought a Syba Firewire PCI ExpressCard (34mm) for my MacBook Pro. It's the 15 inch 2 ghz intel core 2 duo model from 2006. It says it's plug and play, but it doesn't seem to be working. I'm on Mac OS X 10.6.6 It appeared in the Network Preferences as a new Firewire Network Interface, but my...
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    Super noisy whiny fan

    I'm on a macbook pro 2 ghz intel core duo, and my fan just recently started whining and making really loud noise. I think it only happens when my 23" cinema display is plugged into it. I know this is just a hardware part failure, since this never happened before. There seems to be two...
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    Advice on Bose speakers?

    I need a really good system. Should I splurge on these? My NUMBER ONE concern is this: ARE THEY SHIELDED? i.e. -- will my %#&* iPhone (or any cell phone) cause the speakers to rattle and pop...
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    purchasing a high def camcorder - advice?

    I want to make some crystal clear high quality web video content, and I am interested in a Canon 1080p digital camcorder. The price range for that seems to be around $800. Is this overkill for web video? I want crystal clear high fidelity video but the resolution will be far smaller than...
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    Apple Mail: Rules vs. Smart Mailboxes

    Ok, so what's the difference between a rule and a smart mailbox? They both seem to accomplish the same exact thing. What are the benefits of smart mailboxes? Thanks!
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    time machine remove file?

    what if time machine backed up a temp file, say... a 1 GB movie file that you ended up not liking and throwing out. But say that file was on your desktop for a week before you trashed it. How would you remove this file from ALL previous time machine backups, to free up space on your backup...
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    help with advanced file copying techniques

    Is it possible to copy to multiple directories and ignore unchanged files? Commandline is fine. directory tree 1: file1.txt file2.txt directory tree 2: file1.txt (identical to file1.txt above) directory tree 3: {blank} I want a one line copy command (hopefully) that will do...
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    Time machine - caveat?

    This may be obvious to most of us, but for the typical dumb user... is this caveat going to be clearly stated in Apple's marketing? From: "Backup Disk: Change the drive or volume you’re backing up to. Or back up to a Mac OS X server...
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    fastest compact flash II card available?

    I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT with a 2 GB compact flash II card. The card can download images to my computer at about 4-6 MB per second, on my USB 2.0 port. This is 10 times slower than what USB 2 has to offer. Now obviously the bottleneck must be the CF card itself. On this page...
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    TiBook peripheral HELL

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    Dual Monitors in 10.1?