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About variegate

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  1. Just grabbed a couple Geller L/S shirts from Japan via SutoCorp. Great service, lightning fast shipping since I'm only one hop away in Seattle. Thanks!
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    Did you turn it off? - Open “System Preferences†from the  Apple menu and click the “General†pane - Check the box next to “Ask to keep changes when closing documents†- Close out of System Preferences If not - try this: Applications> Utilities> Disk Utility Run fix permissions See if that does anything to help. if that doesn't work, reinstall Mountain Lion. ------ YES. I've been using SimpleNote + Notational Velocity and then SImpleNote + JustNotes for over a year now and it's the been the best 'system' i have for keeping track of random shit.
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    iCloud tabs should work fine across Macs - iOS devices need iOS6. I've got iOS6 Beta (I have a dev account) and it works flawlessly for me. ML is smooth for me so far, minus a little hack I had that restored the colored sidebar in the Finder - hope there's a fix for that one as the monochromatic bullshit is unusable for a color/visual person like me. I have custom icons for a reason! #nerdalert
  4. Better pics of that vest might help. Yikes.
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    Just like the difference between the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 4. Most things should be the same physical size but will have more detail. A lot of Apps will have to be updated to take advantage of it, however.
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    A year or more. They need the price to go down a bit and battery power to get better.
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    Thoughts On Canon 5d Mark III

    Or you could get some other stuff. Better lenses (drastically increased image quality) a steadicam stick (3k but butter smooth motion) An LED panel RODE on-cam microphone
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    Uh, define "clean". By itself, you shouldn't have to 'clean' your Mac's software to make it run properly (beyond a Permissions Fix every few months) Or are we talking about wiping down the outside of the mac?
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    20% off at http://blackbirdballard.com/ BBMEMOSALE2012 Saturday-Monday
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    What is your "Holy Grail" item of clothing?

    Coated Geller Parka sz 50/52
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    Consult eBay. (look up your specific model and filter by 'Ended Auctions' so you can see what they sold for)
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    If it's a mini-displayport, I think you actually can . . . But you could probably sell it and use the money to get a better LCD You can add more RAM, but you can't upgrade the vid card, I don't think. Better to save your money and buy a new one when the new versions are released this year.
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    Previous to my Apple 24" (and now current 27" iMac) I had a Dell 24" that latest me a good long while. Their higher end UltraSharp LCDs are solid.
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    You can't really 'store' stuff on iCloud other than music/video, etc that you buy from iTunes and a few documents, etc. If you stick to streaming stuff, then yeah, you're going to save space - but for that I'd just buy a Spotify account.
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    Ask an Apple Nerd.

    They're overdue for a revamp - but no idea on when that will land. Probably announced in at WWDC on June 12 or so. 128GB should be enough for everything - except maybe the Lightroom usage. You cannot use the SD card to 'expand' the memory, really - it treats it like an external drive. You can copy stuff on there, but it's not really expanding the storage. I would not necessarily recommend buying it with the intention to upgrade the flash drive yourself unless you are totally confident in gutting a brand new laptop. You're not going to save much money (256GB SSD is gonna be like $220) and taking apart an Air might be a little freaky. You'll also need a HEX set to unscrew the thing. And you'll also need a way to install the OS. Either the external DVD drive, the USB key Lion installer or a networked DVD. I'd just pay the $300 and save yourself the hassle.