Home Register Arcade Gallery Chatroom Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Log In
Go Back   Inside: SereneScreen Fan Forum > Prolific/LifeGlobe Products > Goldfish Aquarium 2 for Mac OS X
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2005, 10:01 PM   #61
kona001
New Husband and new Aquarium
 
kona001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002

Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 318
Peanuts:

Linus: I just bought a Mini Mac today

Charlie Brown: The Mini Mac is no good.

Linus: Why?

Charlie Brown: Because you can't turn it into a fishtank!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mactank.jpg (22.4 KB, 159 views)
kona001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 12:00 AM   #62
johnblommers
The Architect
 
johnblommers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004

Location: Seattle
Posts: 756
Ehem!

Originally posted by kona001
Peanuts:

Linus: I just bought a Mini Mac today

Charlie Brown: The Mini Mac is no good.

Linus: Why?

Charlie Brown: Because you can't turn it into a fishtank!!
Here's a picture showing what old IBM PCs are good for. (The site I got it from is http://www.techquarium.com/aquaria/oldsite/
Attached Images
File Type: jpg catbox2.jpg (11.5 KB, 164 views)
Reasons people don't watch Star Trek:
60% - It’s for nerds.
39% - The show’s stupid.
01% - My parents were killed by Klingons and it's still too painful.
johnblommers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 12:16 AM   #63
kona001
New Husband and new Aquarium
 
kona001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002

Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 318
I think that picture is great. I still always try to fix my old computers though but I'll consider it for my old 286 once it dies. I'll make sure I unplug it so it doesn't zap the cat when he has to go. The Macintosh family here does seem a lot nicer than my best friends Saturn car company cult which are always inviting him to picnics.

I might just get one of these new Mac-mini's as a present for my fiance for her birthday. You could hook up the mac-mini to a TV and run screensavers on it. Also play DVD's, or TV-shows in HD and so forth. And when you run out of room, you can buy an external hard drive (which would be around the same size) and get a stack of them going filling them up with the HD movies/tv-shows or backups of DVD's. I wonder if you can get surround sound out of it?

And Tiny, don't feel bad about getting a cube. I would prefer one of those because I'm sure it probably has a better cooling system which I read is by convection which will grant it longer life. And it is much more impressive looking in my opinion.
kona001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 12:31 AM   #64
johnblommers
The Architect
 
johnblommers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004

Location: Seattle
Posts: 756
I'm getting a Macmini

My wife said I can get a Mac mini! A few hours ago I told her I needed to get another gig to pay for it. And luck was with me. Kaplan Univeristy emailed me urgently to ask if I would teach one of their IT190 courses starting next week - Computer Hardware and Operating Systems. "Thank you Lucky Angel!"

Woohooooo that made my day
Reasons people don't watch Star Trek:
60% - It’s for nerds.
39% - The show’s stupid.
01% - My parents were killed by Klingons and it's still too painful.
johnblommers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 12:40 AM   #65
kona001
New Husband and new Aquarium
 
kona001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002

Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 318
Awesome and Congratulations

I found this link for Tiny on upgrading the cube to 800mhz.

http://www.macsonly.com/pl800.html

I don't know if it will be usefull.

It looks like a fun project or something I would try and do just for fun when I had the time.
kona001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 03:09 AM   #66
Tiny Turtle
is pleased
 
Tiny Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
27 Highscores

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 7,365
Kona,
Thanks – I like the design of the Cube better than the McMini as well. Since the Mini has a fan I must conclude I have the only fanless (modern) Mac.

I'm seriously considering getting a new harddrive as the old 20GB Maxtor clunker is ridiculously (sp?) loud. I will most likely get a Samsung 2.5" laptop drive which should lower the noise quite a lot further than even the most silent of 3.5" drives.

As for CPU – I already have my eyes set on a 1.3GHz upgrade which I still can use without a fan. A little to costly right now, but eventually...

John,
Too bad they forgot to add a digital sound output (quite stupid really). That would've made it so much more useful as a entertainment hub. Perhaps there will be an additional McMini-sized 5.1 amp which hooks up to the Mini by USB/1394...

The Next Cube was so darn ugly. No like!

Congrats on getting allowance to get a Mini of your own.

/Tiny Braque

P.S.
Where can I get a matching mouse pad?
Thanks to Morgan, Tiny Snapshots is up and running again with "Tiny Järvafält" as the latest addition – Go have a look and tell me what you think.

"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'
I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
" /Robert Oppenheimer on witnessing the first thermonuclear detonation in history.
Tiny Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 05:57 AM   #67
drfish
the Doc
 
drfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002

Location: Zeeland, MI
Posts: 5,226
NeXt cube burning

Hehehe...

Congrats John, I mentioned it to Jennifer and she seemed much more ok with it than she is with my typical geeky purchases, it'll till have to wait awhile though, maybe until v2.0 comes out or something...

BTW, be should really split this thread...
I don't watch commercials.
drfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2005, 06:42 PM   #68
kona001
New Husband and new Aquarium
 
kona001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002

Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 318
I would split the thread as well, I'm sure many more people want to give enhancement requests still
kona001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2005, 01:36 AM   #69
AKcrab
Registered
 
AKcrab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003

Posts: 233
Originally posted by feldon28
Mkay. So where does FreeBSD come in?
It is indeed in the mix...
I find this diagram completely fascinating..
http://www.levenez.com/unix/history.html#11
AKcrab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2005, 01:54 AM   #70
johnblommers
The Architect
 
johnblommers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004

Location: Seattle
Posts: 756
That IS fascinating!

Originally posted by AKcrab
It is indeed in the mix...
I find this diagram completely fascinating..
http://www.levenez.com/unix/history.html#11
Dang this Levenez fellow is quite the Unix historian. There is also a nice PDF version of that chart.

Now to make some time and actually study it!
Reasons people don't watch Star Trek:
60% - It’s for nerds.
39% - The show’s stupid.
01% - My parents were killed by Klingons and it's still too painful.
johnblommers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2005, 10:04 PM   #71
Stalwart
Registered
 
Stalwart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005

Location: Redmond - Microshaft Central
Posts: 8
I have a request for higher resolution graphics for MA so I can use it as my desktop. The coral and bottom are really quite grainy but the background and fish look pretty good. I don't suppose I'm running out of video card if I'm getting 256fps @ 2560 x 1600 full screen while folding and 262fps when not. I guess this GeForce 6800 Ultra from nVIDIA needed to to drive my 30" Cinema Diplay has enough resources to "get 'er done."
Stalwart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2005, 10:09 PM   #72
johnblommers
The Architect
 
johnblommers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004

Location: Seattle
Posts: 756
DAMN!

Originally posted by Stalwart
I have a request for higher resolution graphics for MA so I can use it as my desktop. The coral and bottom are really quite grainy but the background and fish look pretty good. I don't suppose I'm running out of video card if I'm getting 256fps @ 2560 x 1600 full screen while folding and 262fps when not. I guess this GeForce 6800 Ultra from nVIDIA needed to to drive my 30" Cinema Diplay has enough resources to "get 'er done."
Hey congratulations on the purchase of that 30-incher. I've been asking for higher res textures also, even my 22-incher shows jagged textures.
Reasons people don't watch Star Trek:
60% - It’s for nerds.
39% - The show’s stupid.
01% - My parents were killed by Klingons and it's still too painful.
johnblommers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 05:57 AM   #73
drfish
the Doc
 
drfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002

Location: Zeeland, MI
Posts: 5,226
Originally posted by Stalwart
...I don't suppose I'm running out of video card if I'm getting 256fps @ 2560 x 1600 full screen while folding and 262fps when not....
You read it here first folks, we got a folder here that was folding before his first post in the forum! And he has a 30" screen! I like it!

So, are you folding for SereneScreen then? Or do you fold elsewhere? I'm asuming for SS...
I don't watch commercials.
drfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 07:45 AM   #74
JimO'Connor
Mac Development
 
JimO'Connor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002

Location: Kenai, Alaska
Posts: 678
Hi Stalwart,

Are you with Microsoft, or co-existing with them?
Jim O'Connor
Order N Development
JimO'Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 11:36 AM   #75
Stalwart
Registered
 
Stalwart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005

Location: Redmond - Microshaft Central
Posts: 8


I have no choice but to tolerate MS, even my neighbor is one of 'em. I do my part to convert the ignorant from the dark side and back into the light. My current conversion is at least 10 and only one falling back to Dull, and even he has seen his ignorant ways.

As for folding, I'm not with any team at the moment. I'm considering wether or not I like my 2-2.5 GHz G5 processors running at 185 F. I'm sure the liquid cooling works well, the fans are quiet but I can't help thinking that it might shorten the life of my 'puter.

Stuart
Stalwart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #76
drfish
the Doc
 
drfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002

Location: Zeeland, MI
Posts: 5,226
185ºF? Yow! That's 85ºC! Either G5s run hot and aren't cooled well or you've got your computer in a drawer or something... Even my AlthonXP rigs rarely run over 60ºC (140ºF) when folding 24/7 in a warm room...

Regardless, it's nice to meet a fellow folder in these forums, I should direct you to the largest thread in the forum (correct me if I'm wrong guys), Got any spare CPU cycles, buddy? where there's always something going on...
I don't watch commercials.
drfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 12:43 PM   #77
Jav400
Administrator
 
Jav400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
22 Highscores

Location: Tennessee
Posts: 9,646
WOW, check the temps on those machines and then join the SereneScreen team, number 2630. We will be more than glad to have you on our team.
Jav400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #78
johnblommers
The Architect
 
johnblommers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004

Location: Seattle
Posts: 756
You temperature may vary

Hey Stalwart,

I'm the proud owner of a dual CPU 2Ghz G5 driving an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Macintosh Special Edition video card. MA 2.0.6 gives me 300-350fps at 1600x1024 depending on how many and what kinds of fish fill the tank.

Here is a screen shot of the various temperatures in my computer. Note that I am running two FAH cllients all the time.
Attached Images
File Type: png finderscreensnapz001.png (61.5 KB, 82 views)
Reasons people don't watch Star Trek:
60% - It’s for nerds.
39% - The show’s stupid.
01% - My parents were killed by Klingons and it's still too painful.
johnblommers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 06:11 PM   #79
Stalwart
Registered
 
Stalwart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005

Location: Redmond - Microshaft Central
Posts: 8
Hi John,

Attached is my info:



I know the limiting speed factor of these G5's is heat that's probably why they have stalled at the moment at 2.5 GHz. I'm running two clients via InCrease 2.0. I don't know if this is the fastest way or not . . .

My G5 is still quiet and it is sitting less than2 feet from me.

S.
Stalwart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2005, 06:21 PM   #80
drfish
the Doc
 
drfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002

Location: Zeeland, MI
Posts: 5,226
How come all the folding stuff starts in the Mac forum?
I don't watch commercials.
drfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Inside: SereneScreen Fan Forum > Prolific/LifeGlobe Products > Goldfish Aquarium 2 for Mac OS X



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.