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New Apple Macbook Pro – The Pros and Cons?

Lizzie asks…

New Macbook Pro?

so im 12 and i want a new macbook pro, i have the old macbook white and its like 3 years old i got it when i was nine so now i want to upgrade and my dad says i have to make up 10 reasons so he accepted 4 of them and i need six more. here they are and if some of them r not true, i didn’t care, he believes it.

ACCEPTED:

Cheaper in the Long Run
The mac comes with a iPod touch, which daddy can use for business AND a bunch of other stuff totaling up to $140 which we spent on the previous mac! We also get $150 off! All this BUT there is a deadline… sept. 7 2010 and threes more to offer rather than windows…. Which is generally cheaper than mac.

Powerful, Stable Operating System
This new mac will almost never crash! So I can keep it for more years.

Best software and stuff
Apple’s applications are useful, enjoyable, and innovative, I can even make my own app and make a lot of money! And I meet all the requirements, I have an iPad, an iPod, pretty soon an iPhone 4 in 2 days.. so threes another way to make extra money! ;).

Buy a new mac now and get help for free
You get free genius bar help! You have the choice to buy a windows, going all across town trying to find a cheap place to fix your PC, but if you buy a new mac around now, you get free genius bar services wherever you are.. Especially since the closest place they have an awesome genius bar is apple on Old Orchard, which mom knows like the back of her hand, since she goes there everyday to “return” stuff 🙂

DIDN’T ACCEPT:

Easy to use
Macs are generally so easy to use and kid friendly. It also has pages, which is so much easier to use.

Better Protects Laptops
When I’m using my new mac, it will be much better because most likely, ill be all over the internet trying to find the eating habits of a monarch butterfly. So if possibly one site has a virus, my mac will inform me of it or not let me visit this site at all.

Details Count
You can buy a perfectly pleasing Windows PC that matches a Mac’s CPU speed, RAM, hard-drive space, and other specs for a lot less money. But it won’t have an AC adapter with hooks that let you wrap up the cord for travel, or a MagSafe connector that won’t get damaged if it’s accidentally yanked out of the computer. It won’t have an oversized touchpad with multitouch gestures that help you navigate through documents and around the Web. And it will likely be heavier and bulkier than a comparable Mac.

You can use Windows on a mac but not mac on a windows
If I ever decided I wanted to learn how to work with windows in my free time, I can download windows application one by one

Its perfect for school
My school uses macs, so if I forget my typed up homework, I can just go on the servers and select it, print it out in the computer lab and not get a bad grade for forgetting it!. Why cant you use the mac you already have.

Macs update a lot
Macs update every week, but if I wanted to update my p.c., ill just have to get a new one! Imagine, spending $500 a week for new updates!
im NOT freakin spoiled, so plz stfu

Author answers:

“Powerful, stable operating system”? What a joke. I use a MacBook Pro at work, and the damn thing crashes on me constantly. And when it’s not crashing, it’s hanging/pinwheeling. Granted, I use it for a lot more just than surfing the internet and doing homework… But the myth that Mac OS is more stable than any other operating system is just that. A myth. Incidentally, I’m an IT professional (primarily PHP development), and if it *weren’t* for the fact that my company was Mac-dependent when I was hired, I wouldn’t even have one for work.

Best Software? Eh… It depends on what software you need, really. I can’t even count how many times I’ve needed a program that was Windows-only or Linux-only and had to hunt all over heaven and earth for a Mac equivalent (and half the time I didn’t find one). If you’re talking typical everyday software, sure… But if you ever need something for a specialized job, good luck.

I’d also debate the “Cheaper in the long run” idea. IF you can get them to last that long, sure. They’re cheaper. The problem is that if something goes wrong with one of them it WILL cost you a small fortune to have it fixed, especially if your AppleCare has run out (and depending on the problem, sometimes even if your AppleCare is still in effect). And the Genius Bar, as good as the idea is, is only as good as the staff they have working there at any given time. Some of them know what they’re doing, and some of them are complete idiots.

I should also point out that Mac OS is just as riddled with security holes as Windows is… The only difference is that Mac doesn’t have the market share to make those security holes worth exploiting to the people out there writing malicious code. However, Macs are insanely popular right now, and a lot of people in the IT industry think that the protection of obscurity Mac has enjoyed for so long might not be around for much longer. And when that happens, Mac users are going to be in for one heck of a reality check.

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Popular Games Online

Mary asks…

Playstation 1 game zombie game?

Well, I remember back in 2001-2003 when I lived in Colombia I had a friend who had a PS1. I didn’t have one, so I went to his house to play, anyway he had a game where in the beginning you are dropped off in a helicopter. I remember this game was a shooting game, and I’m pretty sure it’s a zombie game.. anyway after you are dropped off you enter a room and instantly there is a zombie behind you, which I think you shoot. Well, this game had some skeleton zombies, I remember that, too. It also had these red zombies which jumped at you and crawled on the floor, I remember we used to joke and call them spiderman. Please, if anyone knows this game could you tell me? I have been trying to find this game since 2003, and I haven’t found it :l I would be really grateful to whoever gives me the answer!! Thank you in advance!

Author answers:

Resident evil?

Sandra asks…

What’s the best gaming console to get? Xbox 360, Wii or neither?

Just for the record, I like
Battlefield Vietnam (EA Games)
Rogue Spear (also EA Games)
the idea of actually moving to play a game. So in other words I’ve got no idea of cool stuff that’s recent, but I know I hate the prospect of playing Grand Theft Auto or Zombie/Alien killer games, and I can’t stand all the undead crap. Oh but Spiderman‘s cool as hell. Who’s got the best Spiderman game? So history-based 1st-person shooters where you get to rescue people, no undead please, or cutesy sports games where I have to actually swing or step or something. Your opinions are welcome! Doesn’t have to be comprehensive and exhaustive survey of the market, just shoot from the hip LOL

Author answers:

Well, I suggest looking at the game library available because in November the 360 will be getting the Kinect which revolves around movement.

The 360’s game library is composed of more serious gamer stuff, though I do not know about the games that will be out for Kinect, so if you are not a casual gamer, I really recommend the 360.

The wii is meant for casual play. There are only a few games for the wii that are considered “hard core.” But the wii is great for family play and really more for a multiplayer exp.

I still say to look at the game library of each to help your opinion.

Paul asks…

Does inFAMOUS have any zombies in it?

I have seen a few gameplay videos of inFAMOUS and it looks like a good game but I get scared easily. As an example In uncharted 2 the scene with the snow beast scared the crap out of me! I was too scared to even play the game again…I did but I was scared shitless…So I was wondering if inFAMOUS would be a good game choice…Is it like spiderman 3 the game or is it like a zombie hunting game? Thanks
Also what is the game about? What do you do in it? Is there anything in it that’s super scary? What’s the point of the game?

Author answers:

It doesn’t have zombies in it, but it has reapers and those are the people you have to kill.

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What are these Apple laptop hardware options?

Carol asks…

What are these Apple laptop hardware options? Can someone explain?

I’m going to buy myself a Macbook Pro from a reputable website store online. I am getting it because I want to use it for my Graphic Design course needs (Adobe apps, video stuff, and possibly hard drive space for gaming as well, if it doesn’t affect my laptop’s performance)

I’m going through my options for the laptop and there are some things/terms I don’t understand – can someone please explain each one – what they are and what they can be used for, so I can make an informed choice whether to add them or not?

-DisplayPort to DVI
-DisplayPort to VGA
-500Gb SATA drive upgradeable to 500Gb 7200rpm or 256Gb Solid State Disk (SSD) – are these upgrades worth it? Will I need them?
-4Gb RAM is pretty good, right? I ended up hating my PC because it always pestered me about running out of RAM (and that was just having Photoshop open with Illustrator or InDesign, most of the time! Ridiculous.)

– iWork09, or Office 2008 Home Edition for Mac? Is there a difference (aside from iWork being cheaper), or is iWork essentially the same/compatible with Office?

admin answers:

THe display port adapters are to use your laptop with a larger monitor. DVI is better, but the monitors are generally more expensive, VGA is older but still pretty good.
The standard SATA drive is at 5400 RPM and an upgraded 7200 rpm will slightly increase “seek” time, meaning somewhat faster initial loading of large files. The SSD is essentialy a gigantic USB thumb drive as your main hard drive. It is about half the size of the other drives, more expensive, very fast, and probably not worth the money at this point. You could buy it if you like spending money.
For the RAM, 4 GB is plenty, see link for more info. You could get away with 2 GB, but if you will be using it consistently for Graphic Design, i would recommend the 4.
I would get the Office just for consistency, Microsoft simply has a huge marketshare in this department. I would also experiment with Open Office and see if you like that first before spending anything on any suites. See link.

Maria asks…

MacBook Air Questions?!?

I have a few questions. I’m thinking about purchasing a MacBook Air. I’m going to be using it for school – powerpoints, reports, research, etc. I’ll also be using it for the facetime, camera, social networking, watching videos, e-mail, and ordinary web-surfing. I won’t be using it for any kind of games, or things like that. I’m going to be using it a lot. My questions are:

1. Which is a better choice? The intel core i5 processor, or intel core 2 duo processor?

2. How does the internet connections work? I don’t have wifi at my house, which is the place it will be used. Can I still use the internet? Do I just plug it in to the wall? I’m really confused on this one. Here’s what it says on the Apple website: “When you’re wireless, you’re truly mobile. That’s why MacBook Air features 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Wireless connectivity allows you to browse the web, send email, and print documents no matter where you are.4 MacBook Air weighs almost nothing, so you can go from room to room, dorm to dorm, or cubicle to cubicle and stay connected. Being wireless also means you can download apps from the Mac App Store anytime you want. With thousands of Mac apps available for download with just a few clicks, you don’t have to bother with going to the store to buy software on disc or worry about a growing pile of CDs and DVDs. Apps download instantly right on your Mac. If plugged in is what you want to be, MacBook Air has you covered there, too. Two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot (on the 13-inch model), and a headphone port give you plenty of options. And the Thunderbolt port connects to the new Apple Thunderbolt Display and high-speed Thunderbolt peripherals such as external hard drives.” <—-what does this mean?

3. Does it come with a microsoft powerpoint program? Microsoft word? (Or programs like them?)

4. Would you recommend 2 GB of memory? Is that enough for school stuff?

5. On the apple website, it says “AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n specification)3 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology” –what does that mean?

6. Do i have to buy a Apple USB Ethernet Adapter?! If so, what does it do? Does the computer work without it?

7. Every Mac now has “OS X Lion”…what does that mean?

8. There’s the option to change different things, and “Build your own Mac” on the Apple Website. Is there any way I can put an intel core i3 processor in it instead? How much cost would that take off? Or is it better to leave it as it is?

Does anyone know where to buy them the cheapest? If it’s online, I would prefer free shipping..?

Does anyone have any reviews? My second choice was a Dell Inspiron 15r. Would you recommend one brand or the other? One laptop or the other? Don’t tell me that you would recommend the Dell Inspiron because it’s less expensive. I understand that.

admin answers:

You can Buy at Amazon.com here link

Helen asks…

Is a Netbook a good computer for me?

Lately I’ve been looking into the Netbooks at Target.com. I’m wondering if they’d be a good fit for me? I’m just looking for a cheap 2nd computer (we already have a desktop that my bf is usually on) that I’ll be able to connect to our current internet. I would mostly be using the computer to store photos, surfing the net (myspace, news, craigslist, ebay, etc), and editing pictures online. I don’t play video games, I won’t be watching movies on it, and I don’t download music.

Do any of you own a Netbook? How do you like it? Would you recommend it? Do you think it would be alright for me? Any other info would be great, thnx!! 🙂
Oh, and would I be able to download MSN messenger on it?

admin answers:

Netbooks are designed for surfing the net. The normally don’t have very big hard drives or very powerful processors. If you are not going to do any gaming or process spreadsheets or databases, a netbook is a pretty cool little laptop. I have used one for a few weeks and it works great for email, web browsing, facebook etc…

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Abiding Pool Table Rules

Abiding Pool Table Rules

Article by Terry Daniels







To play pool there are many official rules and guidelines to ensure proper billiards etiquette and sportsmanship. The regulations can change from one billiards hall to another, but the important thing is to do all you can to be fair and courteous to other opponents.

Also, these regulations will vary between the various types of billiards out there and who is playing. For example, there are world regulations, general rules, supplemental rules, handicap rules, 6, 8, 9 and 10 ball rules, cutthroat guidelines, poker sphere guidelines, one pocket rules and cowboy rules.

The ones we will discuss are governed by the Billiard Congress of America and are considered official. You can always enjoy a game if everyone is playing fairly, honestly and to the best of their ability.

Do your best to ensure the integrity of each game in which you are involved. To avoid disputes, you can call your shots before it takes place.

Above all, you should be courteous to other opponents and not try to distract opponents while they shoot. You should remain quiet and respectful of everyone’s turn.

If a table has specific house rules, then you should abide by them. Also, be sure to be up front about all the regulations that will be enforced.

There is no fairness in making up rules after the game has begun. If any rules are questionable, make sure that they are established and agreed upon before the game has begun.

You should avoid sitting on the pool tables and always be award of your surrounding players as to not get in their way or interrupt their shots due to unobservant clumsiness. Also, be careful to not place your drink on or near the pool table.

If it spills, if can ruin the cloth. Chalk can also ruin the cloth if a glove is not used to keep the chalk to a minimum.

No one should bend or contort the pool sticks into any unnatural shapes. This would disallow any smooth, accurate strikes.

In fact, the stick should remain in front of the person at all times. Not only does this reduce the risk of hitting a passerby, but it also rids the chance of bending the stick.

Do not bounce or throw the pool spheres onto the table. The pool balls can break and the table can acquire permanent indentations which will negatively affect each game played thereafter.

There are also many online pool games to choose from. You can participate in an online snooker game, 8 or 9 ball game.

These pool games are free and offered by many different sites. The only thing you should be sure to do is check the listed quality pool games that do not install spyware onto your computer.

Protecting your computer is essential. However, while playing online, there is no chance of damaging the pool equipment, just your computer due to viruses and hackers.

When the spheres are racked, they must be placed in a triangle and the apex ball is supposed to be on the foot spot. All spheres must be lined up behind the apex ball and pressed tightly together so that they all are touching each other.

A legal shot requires the cue ball to be hit only with the tip of the cue, the end of the stick. If this is not in place, a foul has occurred.

When calling shots is involved, a player may shoot any sphere he chooses, but he must call where the ball and pocket will meet before shooting. Details such as kisses, caroms, combinations, cushions, etc. are not necessary to predict and are considered acceptable.

If a participant fails to pocket the ball he has called, then his inning is over and it is the opponent’s chance to strike. Of course, if the cue ball goes into the pocket, then that turn is forfeited and the turn goes to the other player.

The player then gets to place the sphere within restrictions on the opposite side of the table from the ball he chooses to hit. There are many other reasons for a loss of a turn.

Those include: if the ball crosses into the opponent’s half of the table, fails to contact the foot cushion, drops into a pocket, the ball jumps off the table, touches the long cushion or if it rests within the corner pocket and past the nose of the head cushion.



About the Author

Terry Daniels has played professional billiards for the last 19 years and written hundreds of articles about billiards and pool tables.

Contact Info:Terry DanielsTerryDaniels09@gmail.comhttp://www.PoolTables.com

Play Funny and Exciting Online Adventure Games

Play Funny and Exciting Online Adventure Games

Article by Hengshang







Most kids love to go to an amusement park, even some adults. It is a place where people can throw all the pressure, laugh heartily and refrain from hard work. There also exists some shortcomings. People can not always go to the amusement park. Therefore, funny and exciting online games are born to relax people from hard work.

Adventure games are not only for fun. They can also test kids’ competence. Maybe, you think it is not very difficult to play them. While if you want to get the higher scores, it is the competence that plays the most important role in playing games. When playing other funny games, such as dress up games, cooking games, design games, makeover games, kids can gradually be fostered to have the aesthetic feeling and the sense of color. Adventure games can help kids to observe questions, discover the rule and then try to find out the method to solve the problem. This is the logic of solving problems.

Adventure games are not only for fun. But it also focuses on the kids’ development of logic. During playing these funny adventure games, kids can develop their mind by logical analysis, which will be good for the development of children. Both boys and girls can play these games. In the amusement park, Would you like to play adventurous roller coaster? This game–dream roller coaster combines wisdom and adventure. While experiencing the excitement of roller coaster, kids should shun all kinds of barriers calmly by using the wisdom. Playing adventure games at igirlgames.com, there are some challenges. Besides, these games can foster kids’ sense of responsibility.

The operation is not very difficult. Use right and left direction keys to control the movement of the roller coaster. On the way, try your best to shun these barriers. There are three kids in the roller coaster. Make sure they can reach the destination safely. There are ten levels in this game and three chances in each level. You have one minute to finish each level. The less time you take, the higher score you will get. Meet the challenges! Who will be the wisest king of adventure games? Enjoy yourself!



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