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  1. We used to see hammerheads on 80% plus of every Pass dive in season, often seeing more than one. However that's in December - February.


    The dead shark shot by Yves was to attract a Tiger.


    Tiputa and it's eastern corner are nice for Mantas and Dolphins if you have some luck, if you're stuck on the inside there's apparently a sharkfeed site towards the south.


    I sure as heck dont miss those days sitting out in the skiff in bad weather :blink: However the diving is awesome. Have fun

  2. Anilao! You have to do Anilao!


    Sorry to hear about the Rib :D Glad to hear you're still diving.


    Bug Maggie about diving in Anilao, i think she's back from Europe now - Although she's been at work for a week so might be on holiday again!

  3. Down the Side of the motu in Rangi is ok for macro, but i really wouldnt bother as autopsea says. You might be just too late to see the Grey Reefs mating, but fingers crossed you see it in the pass, it's awesome.


    If you head out to Fakarava, there is a nice nudibranch site next the the channel marker closest to the dock near the main village. I used to dive it every fortnight and found some quite cool stuff.



    I've seen the SubSee in action with Kris and Keri and whilst wasnt convinced to start with it won me over when i started to see the images.

  4. Here's the data from the 5400 RPM Drive:


    Disk Test 52.64

    Sequential 92.21

    Uncached Write 87.45 53.69 MB/sec [4K blocks]

    Uncached Write 100.32 56.76 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Uncached Read 65.49 19.16 MB/sec [4K blocks]

    Uncached Read 149.14 74.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Random 36.83

    Uncached Write 12.10 1.28 MB/sec [4K blocks]

    Uncached Write 151.71 48.57 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Uncached Read 83.51 0.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]

    Uncached Read 134.76 25.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]

  5. I recently acquired a new Macbook Pro 17" with 2.9 Intel chip and made an E-FIX mac desktop. Out of pure geekiness i wanted to see how their performance compared, so i used xbench software to compare the two.


    Here are screengrabs of the results:

    MBP17" 2.93Ghz Dual Core Processor


    Custom Build QuadCore, 8gb Ram, 512mb Graphics Card:




    Both are at about the same state in terms of program loading, the MBP has only one HDD so it cannot perform well in that department, but i have lots of FW800 drives so it's not a big deal.


    I am a little dissapointed by the CPU score for the Quad, i will try t find out why that is so in the near future.


    Maybe others can post how their mac performs so people who are thinking about getting a mac can see the differences.

  6. Oh... why im here... What version of FCPS2 do you need to be compatible with SxS media from my EX1... 6.01 ??? or newer...




    I think 6.03. i'm currently on 6.04. 6.04 also requires your OS to be uptodate.


    Cant believe you havent worked out how to do this yet... You also need to download the plugin for log and transfer. The Sony software that came with the cam has been updated too.

  7. I have a glossy 17 incher...



    I went for the 2.93 but didnt want to wait for the matt screen, the new trackpad takes some getting used to as does the spacing on the keyboard.



    I understand Wag's sentiment with regards to looking at the pricing, but once you've used a mac for a few months it really does become part of you. Plus they have a much nicer resale value.

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