* Posts by Jason McBride

4 posts • joined 19 Sep 2008

Nokia patches N900 firmware

Jason McBride
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Just got mine!

I just got mine this week and I am loving everything about it*. After I got the n810 I stopped carrying around my laptop and have been chopping at the bit for this one.

*The built-in mail client needs more of the common features found in, well, email clients.


25 years of Mac - the good, the bad, and the cheese grater

Jason McBride
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My Opinion...

Top 5

PowerMac 9600 - A Monster of a Machine that wasn't replaced till the G5 tower

Pismo - Many expandable lessons here for apple to follow for their current laptops!

PowerMac G5 - the first Mac that was actually fast enough - I expanded mine with raid and video cards

Quadra 840 AV - The og monster box, I did things on this box that converted every PC user that saw me working on it

7300 - an iron work horse that I found in almost every Mac based office, it worked worked worked

Bottom 5

6400/6500 - The worst machines to upgrade - ever, I can still point out the scars

Performa **0 - Apple should apologize for all the performa triple digit machines

Quadra 605 - I don't know what the engineer was smoking

LC 575/580 - These machine were so slow that no one wanted to use them- no fpu

og iMac - I don't know why anyone liked these bulky, slow and non-upgradable machines (I want to like the screen- shut up and get to work!)


Tips from the top: cracking Christmas and New-Year books

Jason McBride
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One of the best books I've ever read...

Code by Charles Petzold

I picked up this book earlier this year and have now bought a copy for almost everyone of my friends and family, the ones that will pick up a book and read it. It keeps everything really basic and I've been able to use it's examples to teach binary math and the basics of computing to eight year old kids. But don't think it can't teach or help you brush up on your own skills.


One of the few things good to come out of megashaft...


EFF sues Dubya over warrantless surveillance

Jason McBride

Not in the spirt of our founding fathers...

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

--Benjamin Franklin

"One way of life (Our Democracy) is based upon the will of the majority, and is distinguished by free institutions, representative government, free elections, guarantees of individual liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from political oppression.

The second way of life (Communism) is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority. It relies upon terror and oppression, a controlled press and radio; fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms. "

--President Truman (1947)

I want all you jacks to do a little homework assignment. Go ask your Grandparents to describe what rights differentiated the US/UK from the USSR.

When I hear my uncle say "I've done nothing wrong, why should I care if they spy on me", I want to bitch slap him...



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