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Keyloggers 2, Blizzard employees 0 {WoW}

Jun 12th 2007 10:33PM Or, just use a platform that's not susceptible to this...

Or avoid the WoW forums. =D

Perian 1.0 released {}

Jun 12th 2007 1:41PM And it's been pulled already.

Beta Beat: New to Safari 3 {}

Jun 12th 2007 1:22PM Apple screwed the pooch on this beta.

They have a perfectly good system for distributing self-contained nightlies of Safari. However, instead of using this, the Safari 3 Beta overwrites the system-level WebCore and JavaScriptCore, and requires a fragile "uninstaller" package to revert. Meanwhile, said beta not only has some minor issues, but it breaks all InputManager hacks, breaks many widgets, breaks some third-party applications.

Why were people subjected to this? Whoever is in charge of the Safari 3 Beta should be in serious hot water, as it's causing a lot of completely unneccessary end-user pain, and giving Safari 3 an undeserved reputation as a crashy, unstable browser. They had a better system and failed to use it when it would be most appropriate.

More on rolling back from Safari 3 Beta {}

Jun 11th 2007 11:50PM So far, almost every problem report has been one of two things:
1) InputManager hacks causing problems (PithHelmet, Chax, etc)
2) Minor issues with the new WebKit (Colloquy, Mail)

All of the crashers are due to InputManager hacks. These things are injecting code into your applications - they're just a disaster waiting to happen. If you need features not in Safari or iChat, do yourself a favor and use Firefox or Adium. Personally, I hope the whole InputManager thing is closed off for good, for security, stability, and supportability.

Front Row reworked to resemble Apple TV {}

Jun 11th 2007 8:09PM Guys, this IS Front Row from the AppleTV. Remember that the AppleTV is a Mac, and internally it contains "Front Row 2.0" versions and frameworks.

This is the same thing, except enhanced for a real Mac, meaning:
- DVD support
- Ability to launch and quit
- No need to sync from another computer

Here's hoping the Mac Mini is kept, as I'm dying for this combo. Load Leopard Server on it and run all of my home multimedia and server needs, on one quiet little box.

Apple's Mac OS X Leopard fully unveiled {Engadget}

Jun 11th 2007 2:34PM Nothing here requires 64-bit. If you're working with files and data beyond the 4GB limit, you'll see huge gains. For other applications, you might see some minor gains with 64-bit registers. For 99% of stuff, there will be no difference whatsoever.

Now, a few years down the road as large (video) files become the norm, then things will be different. But 32 vs 64 bit isn't going to matter in practice for several years yet.

Philips preparing assault on Apple TV {Engadget}

Jun 11th 2007 10:32AM @psxp

Yes, that is mentalsticks *point*. You don't hook devices up to a USB port like that; it's used exclusively on peripherals that are connected to a host computer. In other words, that port is used to connect the Phillips to a PC, not to connect storage to the Phillips.

And damn, for being so minimalist, they still managed to make it ugly. Something about the proportions and squareness just looks bad.

Found Footage: Quake 4 running in Parallels 3.0 {}

Jun 4th 2007 9:37PM I think the fact that it's running AT ALL is an amazing accomplishment. Quake 4 is, after all, one of the most demanding games out there right now.

Working for a spoiler-free Azeroth {WoW}

Jun 4th 2007 9:04PM Or... you could move ll of those annoying-ass channels to a separate "chatter" window. As for guild chat, well, you'll just have to stab them in the face. :)

Rumors: Mac Mini Deathwatch {}

May 24th 2007 4:31PM I think the mini is damn-near perfect, if just significantly underpowered. I mean, it's not even Core2 or 802.11n.