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By riceowlguy (Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 03:06:26 PM EST) (all tags)
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I have this thing where I don't like short-sleeved dress shirts (I think they look dorky), but I almost always end up rolling up the sleeves of my long-sleeved ones at some point during the day.

Is this something that's in the DSM?

In other news, I am halfway through doing an upgrade on my Macbook Pro (mid-2009).  I discovered that Macbooks are really picky about the type of memory they use.  Do not think that the specification of memory speed is an "as least as fast as" spec; it is an "exactly this fast" spec.  Thankfully, Amazon is easygoing about returns.  8GB of what I hope is the right memory this time is on the way.

The SSD upgrade went smoothly, and that is probably more important overall in terms of improving system snappiness.

The battery probably only has about 3-6 months left, but I'll replace that when I have to.

I had originally started thinking it might be time to just buy a whole new laptop (it's the Apple way!) but high-end MBP prices have gone through the roof since 2009.  Also, new Apple laptops are now completely non-user-serviceable (RAM soldered to the motherboard, battery glued not screwed in, etc).

The only real heavy-lifting thing I do on the laptop is photo and video editing, so if I got a new desktop system and committed to only doing that stuff at home, I would probably be okay with an Air, which I wouldn't be quite as annoyed with not being able to upgrade, for some reason.

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I have an early 2011 MBP by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 04:28:03 PM EST
And (knock wood) it's still going strong. I think my next computer will be an Air, though -- I bought the MBP because I was (very occasionally) using Photoshop and more regularly gaming on it. I figured the extra power, especially at that point, would be worth it. Now, though, I use my computer almost exclusively for web-surfing and writing (and some MS Word-intensive job stuff), but it's all stuff that an Air could easily handle.

Plus, my colleagues have them, and they're light and shiny.

As far as shirts go, I don't know the diagnostic code, but I've got the same problem. I will wear the occasional short-sleeve work-shirt, though -- I figure my tattoos will counteract at least a portion of the dorkiness quotient.
The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin

i think that's reasonable. by gzt (4.00 / 0) #2 Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 05:18:38 PM EST
short sleeves are definitely unprofessional and dorky.

sleeves by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #4 Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 08:45:04 PM EST
unless you're rolling your sleeves all the way up to short-sleeved length (mid-bicep), there's no problem at all.

I'm not so certain it's exactly this speed by lm (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 12:04:10 PM EST
... so much is OS X is much less tolerant of bad memory. My notebook before this one, I bought an upgrade chip that worked fine on other laptops that send OS X into a continual loop of rebooting. I exchanged the chip and the replacement worked fine.

I believe that one of the reasons that official Apple blessed memory costs more is that it goes through much more stringent QA.

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I've got a 2011 MBP by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 03:42:59 PM EST
It was the shiznit until I just recently got my new 27" iMac. Sweet mother of crap - if you don't take it out of the house (my MBP has never left my bedroom since I brought it home) then the iMac is the way to go. Sure - you pay for it but damn is it fast with tonnes of real estate.

You have access to the memory slots on the 27" iMac's too.

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