What do you think, am I a power-user?

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  1. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    2 dual 2 gig G5's landed on my desk so I could author a series of DVD's for our Degree Show this year, in the end I did 17 DVDs in 5 days, and put 135 gigs of data through the three machines, at one point all three were burning discs... :D :D :D

    I was surprised how well the old 17" 'book coped against the G5 monsters, obviously it didn't render the video amywhere near as quickly, but I found it invaluable as an assembly point for all the audio tracks and as an authoring station before bouncing everything over to the G5's.

    Sadly they're going back to the lab tomorrow... :(

    At least I get my desk back...
     

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Impressive!

    And just as impressive is the fact that your desk supported the weight of two G5's. ;-)
     
  3. radhak macrumors regular

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    going by the pics, you sure used up a lot of power...;)
     
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    Nice setup... congratulations on getting the job done!

    Maybe they will see how well you did and allocate a G5 permanently to your desk.

    Sweet...
     
  6. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    Great desk full of Apple products, just make sure they can't get them back to teh lab. Lock them down and then take 2 weeks of until they forget or something. :)
     
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  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    A powerful user, most definitely. Being able to author DVDs takes power too.

    Now, if you did that with three G4/500 machines, I would have considered you a power user without reservation. ;)
     
  10. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, last year I did it on my old G4 titanium 400Mhz Powerbook, a single 866 G4 tower and a single speed LaCie DVD-r drive, it took over two weeks.... :eek:

    Whose powerful now?
     
  11. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    hot damn i would kill for a setup like that.. right now im floggin' my iBook for all its worth and sometimes it feels like its just going to turn over and die from all the running processes.

    Awesome pics man!
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    They should have let you keep at least one of the G5's. A gift for your loyalty.
     
  13. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    ok, if people were handing out g5's for loyalty, then just pick the cause baby, cuz I'm loyal! ;)
     
  14. Mord macrumors G4

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    it's people like you who make the pc community think that mac users are elitest *******s
     
  15. arf macrumors member

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    humor?



    I think someone is lacking a sense of humor
     
  16. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Are you just quoting me for no reason, or are you saying it's ME that makes the PC community think Mac users are elitist *******s?

    Check your head, Mr. 'Fifth Avenue, no lies...'. Seems like the pot calling the (wrong) kettle black. Loosen up, buddy.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Hey Darth, lighten up!

    It's just a little attempt at some humor.

    Sushi
     
  18. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Its not how many computers you have or what computers you own that make you a power user. It is how you use them. If you can operate your whole compuer without using the mouse and can do most things with only the terminal, then you are a power user. But I guess everyone has their own definition.
     
  19. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He used those computers quite well, don't you think? That's a massive amount of work and it was done quickly.
     
  20. Mord macrumors G4

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    i was not commenting on the thread but on that particular posters comment it just seemed like he was turning his nose up at him.


    I do live on fifth avenue it's in london in westminster
     
  21. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you are a power user...
    Here is a shot of my home. (You should see my office!) I just got the G5, and I'm still transfering. BTW, If you ARE a true power user, DO NOT use the built-in transfer software on the new G5's. It REALLY hosed the G5. Do it manually.
    Ah, isn't it all so much fun?
     
  22. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Les Kern-

    You sure you have enough disc space there? :eek: :cool:
     
  23. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    That Formac gadget took up so much of my space with DV that I was tired of moving stuff around. The RAID comes in handy when I do Multimedia stuff. The internal 250 GB drive is simply for backing up with a scheduled Carbon Copy Cloner, probably the most impressive freeware title EVER. It's so easy to make a bootable disk image compared to the "old" OS9 days. I use it at work and make images that sit on a netrestore G5 server. An image for every occasion as you can get pretty specific. HERE'S a link if you're into gear. .HERE'S a link for CCC... a MUST have.
     

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