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mlgoodson

mlgoodson

Tinkerer

20 posts

I hate to throw out a couple of pedestrian observations, but 1) the Banner at the top still say MH3 and they haven't clear out the previous loot. 2) the directorate are masters of (among other things) marketing.  My guess is that the goal is to get as many people in the ranks as possible before MH4, since joining mid heist would be lame and, speculating here, the number of people who don't do the heist but buy the bundle is relatively low, but those that go through the heist and buy the bundle is extraordinarily high (esp compared to other sites bundles).  So my guess is that MH4 hasn't begun, but is very close.

February 25, 2010 5:10 am
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

This is definitely not MacHeist 4 yet. I think the fact their own .ics file advertises the event as a nanoBundle.

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February 25, 2010 5:18 am
Expecto

Expecto

Tinkerer

from Stillwater, OK
31 posts

I feel like the "On sale" graphic means no heist

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February 25, 2010 5:29 am
apt213

apt213

Automaton Tech

from Austin, TX
205 posts

Say it ain't so, guys. I need a heist.

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February 25, 2010 5:32 am
jdfrankl

jdfrankl

Gearhead

from Anchorage, AK
95 posts

MrBobDobolina wrote:
jdfrankl wrote:

"Available for purchase March 2nd". What, no heist first?

The heist has been going on since Jan 1st. wink It's just been really secret... I take it you didn't know? tongue

FRAK! Why didn't somebody tell me? tongue

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February 25, 2010 5:37 am
Azurite

Azurite

Gearhead

from Sherman Oaks, CA
93 posts

So, besides RipIt and MacJournal, has anyone seen any other icons? Or maybe there'll be different ones each day as we get closer to the nanoBundle sale...?

Still, a sale isn't that exciting without a heist to build up to it, especially if it's nano-sized. I already have Toast 10 + Handbrake and I use blog platforms that aren't usually supported by package softwares like MacJournal, so I'm hoping for something more alluring in this bundle.

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February 25, 2010 6:04 am

strangetpwn

Automaton Tech

122 posts

If someone were to raid that warehouse and steal all the apps - in the vernacular "to pull a heist" - wouldn't that spark a coordinated effort, one might say a mission, to track down clues leading to the culprits. Just a thought.

Anyway I just want to give props to the site coders. When the page loaded I instantly thought "Urgh, Flash!" I was pleasantly surprised to see it's all done with nice, cross-platform/browser, plug-in free, HTML, CSS and JS. The page even works on iPhone.

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February 25, 2010 6:11 am
Niqo

Niqo

Automaton Tech

127 posts

Ah, I see everyones back already. Again I hate to be in the wrong timezone, but what can you do.

So, my guess is, this nanobundle serves as a starter for MH4, which (hopefully) will start soon afterwards (my guess is mid march)!
Can't wait! See y'all at MH4!

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February 25, 2010 6:42 am
huningning

huningning

Urchin

from Hays, KS
7 posts

Probably they are not free

February 25, 2010 6:53 am
omeraloni@gmail.com

omeraloni@gmail.com

Urchin

from Israel
1 posts

My take, RipIt and MacJournal will be given for FREE. The real MacHeist apps are inside the "Top Secret" boxes behind the truck.

February 25, 2010 7:02 am
kodac

kodac

Automaton Tech

from Southern California
196 posts

Ok, since on one's mentioned it yet...

the first image was called jojo for MacJournal
the second image was rippie for RipIt
Any guess for the third image???

Can't wait to see what you conspiracy theorists come up with tongue

Oh and Edit (for content and grammar) -

BTW, if you've been here before you've seen the forum postings where the Directorate says the Bundle *won't* be repeats from other sites to keep the bundle special (okay I'm kinda paraphrasing here but you get the idea)

However they did say that there CAN be repeats in the loot and giveaways...

So people, what do you think?

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February 25, 2010 7:03 am
mrrobot

mrrobot

Tinkerer

13 posts

I'm thirsting for a Heist!

February 25, 2010 7:27 am
BigMark

BigMark

Sky Pirate

from Kent, UK.
1,543 posts

Happy to see it's all kicking off again with another Nanobundle! smile

Currently I have both apps (MacJournal & Ripit) from other bundles, will this be the first time I have every app in a bundle already?

Great for the newer Mac users though, Ripit is great and MacJournal has some fans out there (I've never tried it).

Mark.

February 25, 2010 7:40 am
packeteer

packeteer

Tinkerer

36 posts

double u, tea, eff ?

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February 25, 2010 7:43 am
themadjoker

themadjoker

Tinkerer

from Germany
20 posts

I'm so amazed. It starts again smile

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February 25, 2010 7:48 am
Malfunc10n

Malfunc10n

Urchin

8 posts

Looking forward to my first Macheist event!

February 25, 2010 8:09 am

beefon

Urchin

from Moscow
3 posts

Iit would be nice to have a new Heist.

February 25, 2010 8:17 am
muchar

muchar

Tinkerer

from Warsaw
36 posts

Can't wait to find out what it will be this time big_smile

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February 25, 2010 8:38 am
The_Boss

The_Boss

Automaton Tech

from Sydney, Australia
323 posts

I hate countdown timers, would so prefer heists to mask the countdown to release.

Great that something has started though, i'm all for it.

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February 25, 2010 8:44 am
supasnail

supasnail

Gearhead

from Newcastle, UK
81 posts

I must stop checking the MacHeist home page and get on with some work!!

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February 25, 2010 9:49 am
Karten

Karten

Tinkerer

from Denmark
19 posts

Ohh, very nice... Looking forward for some new heists smile

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February 25, 2010 9:51 am
alchemistmuffin

alchemistmuffin

Tinkerer

39 posts

I have a huge feeling that nanobundle might be free again.

February 25, 2010 9:51 am
aproudlove

aproudlove

Urchin

6 posts

Have the same impression about the nano-bundle (i.e. free) but Im looking forward to this years heist/bundle, so hope that there will be one and it will start soon smile

February 25, 2010 10:28 am
Senly

Senly

Automaton Tech

from France
167 posts

I think their Will not be any heist this year... Only a bundle and it won't be free because it says "On sale 2 March"

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February 25, 2010 10:47 am
tony.gutier@gmail.com

tony.gutier@gmail.com

Urchin

from Houston, Tx
3 posts

I was curious to know what MacJournal was all about, so I went and visited their site. That's when I found a yellow smiley on one of their product screenshots. If my memory serves me correctly, didn't the last MacHeist involve yellow smileys? Just a thought.

February 25, 2010 11:00 am
The_Boss wrote:

I hate countdown timers.

Doesn't changing the date in your System Preferences speed up the count down? Just a suggestion.

February 25, 2010 11:04 am
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

jmsuijkerbuijk wrote:
The_Boss wrote:

I hate countdown timers.

Doesn't changing the date in your System Preferences speed up the count down? Just a suggestion.

Shouldn't. You can specify a end time.

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February 25, 2010 11:14 am
kodac

kodac

Automaton Tech

from Southern California
196 posts

tony.gutier@gmail.com wrote:

I was curious to know what MacJournal was all about, so I went and visited their site. That's when I found a yellow smiley on one of their product screenshots. If my memory serves me correctly, didn't the last MacHeist involve yellow smileys? Just a thought.

You mean that big yellow smiley on a black background ?

http://marinersoftware.com/templates/marinersoftware/images/macjournal/macjournalgreenblack.jpg

If that's what you meant, I'm sorry to say that's not new. sad

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February 25, 2010 11:23 am
jmdemick

jmdemick

Gearhead

from Athens GA
81 posts

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February 25, 2010 12:13 pm
Ollie N

Ollie N

Big Game Hunter

662 posts

Now it is RipIt and Mac Journal

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February 25, 2010 12:14 pm
supasnail

supasnail

Gearhead

from Newcastle, UK
81 posts

Senly wrote:

I think their Will not be any heist this year... Only a bundle and it won't be free because it says "On sale 2 March"

The last nanoBundle suggested it would cost until they revealed the 'price'. So can't really assume anything. With MacHeist, there's usually a twist.

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February 25, 2010 12:27 pm
Braviojk

Braviojk

Automaton Tech

from Brazil
248 posts

Senly wrote:

I think their Will not be any heist this year... Only a bundle and it won't be free because it says "On sale 2 March"

I hope not!! The heists are by far the best part!!!

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February 25, 2010 12:55 pm
emorydunn

emorydunn

Dirigible Captain

from Savannah, Georgia
3,484 posts

strangetpwn wrote:

If someone were to raid that warehouse and steal all the apps - in the vernacular "to pull a heist" - wouldn't that spark a coordinated effort, one might say a mission, to track down clues leading to the culprits. Just a thought.

Now this is a great idea! I do hope you're right as that would be a great way to get interest going for the actual missions.


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February 25, 2010 1:03 pm
Scandalous

Scandalous

Sky Pirate

1,528 posts

Ollie N wrote:

Now it is RipIt and Mac Journal

Yup. A new app each day, it seems.

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February 25, 2010 1:25 pm
DysenteryJerry

DysenteryJerry

Gearhead

55 posts

Scandalous wrote:
Ollie N wrote:

Now it is RipIt and Mac Journal

Yup. A new app each day, it seems.

Actually it seems like it would be Two-A-Day, there were 2 yesterday/today (depending on where you are in the world)… and with 5 days left they would reveal 10, isn't that the usual amount, with all the "Good Stuff" as unlocks?

This should be interesting, and unless there is some HUGE twist… i  don't think there will be any missions this time, just the bundle… but a big one, maybe just bundling in the loot with the normal bundle?

February 25, 2010 1:41 pm
JMarkevich

JMarkevich

Sky Pirate

from Halifax, Canada
1,185 posts

Sorry, gotta say it...

"Just Rip it!  Rip it good!"   (dah dah dah dah daaah...)

I held off for as long as I could.

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February 25, 2010 1:43 pm
moviegod

moviegod

Automaton Tech

from Germany
188 posts

Does anyone know if RipIt has some significant advantages over Handbrake..?

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February 25, 2010 1:44 pm
izdale

izdale

Sky Pirate

from the U.S.
1,768 posts

moviegod wrote:

Does anyone know if RipIt has some significant advantages over Handbrake..?

I don't know if Handbrake can, but RipIt can remove copy protection.

They are not really comparable, I think RipIt only exports to one format. It's not the same thing as Handbrake.

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February 25, 2010 1:47 pm
leson2403

leson2403

Tinkerer

13 posts

C'mon, why do I have to study for mid-term exams when a heist is coming? sad

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February 25, 2010 1:50 pm
Sulcalibur

Sulcalibur

Automaton Tech

from London, United Kingdom
367 posts

My guess is with each passing day a new app will appear on them there boxes smile

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You know it makes sense wink

February 25, 2010 1:52 pm
kongobongo

kongobongo

Automaton Tech

443 posts

I think they are trying to unload the same boxes all the time. I marked one of the boxes and it appeared again and again. MH staff should go check their warehouse and see if it really fills upp.

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February 25, 2010 2:02 pm
JMarkevich

JMarkevich

Sky Pirate

from Halifax, Canada
1,185 posts

izdale wrote:
moviegod wrote:

Does anyone know if RipIt has some significant advantages over Handbrake..?

I don't know if Handbrake can, but RipIt can remove copy protection.

Handbrake doesn't handle that task, it passes it off to VLC.  I was wondering the same of Ripit vs FairMount instead (FairMount does the same thing)... FairMount failed on my copy of "Up" (a known troublemaker), I am going to give it a try with the Ripit Demo now...  It worked, and Handbrake can work off the results!

I guess the big advantage is the next time a troublemaker disc comes out, RipIt is pretty likely to handle it but with VLC on the Mac dying... you may be stuck.

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February 25, 2010 2:05 pm
bdegrande

bdegrande

Sky Pirate

from Hoboken, NJ
1,241 posts

RipIt creates an entire copy of the DVD - all the menus, extras, etc. This can produce very large files, but then you can run the DVD without it being present in the drive.  It is also much faster than Handbrake, and simpler to operate, basically one button.

Handbrake works on individual files and has tremendous flexibility in output formats, there are presets for output to iPhone, Apple TV, etc,  You can use an image ripped with RipIt to Handbrake to convert to these formats. I have never had a DVD that Handbrake couldn't rip, although I have heard that they do exist.

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February 25, 2010 2:10 pm
DysenteryJerry

DysenteryJerry

Gearhead

55 posts

izdale wrote:
moviegod wrote:

Does anyone know if RipIt has some significant advantages over Handbrake..?

I don't know if Handbrake can, but RipIt can remove copy protection.

They are not really comparable, I think RipIt only exports to one format. It's not the same thing as Handbrake.

Basically RipIt does the same as MacTheRipper, with one exception - it only rips the entire disc. As for the format, you can rip to a video_TS folder OR add the .dvdmedia extension and then dvdplayer.app treats it like a dvd disc.

February 25, 2010 2:10 pm
drlemon

drlemon

Tinkerer

10 posts

What will tomorrow's app be...?

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February 25, 2010 2:15 pm
moviegod

moviegod

Automaton Tech

from Germany
188 posts

February 25, 2010 2:16 pm
DanyWho

DanyWho

Automaton Tech

from Germany
105 posts

I was so exited when I saw the tweets.But than I came here and it´s a nano bundle.I want a real heist!

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February 25, 2010 2:23 pm
DysenteryJerry

DysenteryJerry

Gearhead

55 posts

If you count the crates, there seems to be 7 before it repeats… 7 apps?

February 25, 2010 2:26 pm
agg23

agg23

Big Game Hunter

514 posts

I don't think I'll buy the bundle without the heists. sad

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February 25, 2010 2:29 pm
DysenteryJerry

DysenteryJerry

Gearhead

55 posts

agg23 wrote:

I don't think I'll buy the bundle without the heists. sad

I will… as long as the price is right, and the apps are good.

February 25, 2010 2:31 pm
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