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Clearly the reviewer doesn't have accurate... 182 Views / 3 Replies  
Clearly the reviewer doesn't have accurate context for what rogue-like means. The original Rogue was procedurally generated and fiendishly difficult, so difficult that in my time playing it during...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Apr 14, 2015 at 09:12 PM, in Mac News
Oft told story, applied to Apple: damned if you... 237 Views / 4 Replies  
Oft told story, applied to Apple: damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:39 AM, in Tech News
The author of this article is either unable to... 709 Views / 11 Replies  
The author of this article is either unable to use logic, or is misrepresenting the bill.
"The new bill, which has not yet made clear if there is a end-date on the dramatically-lower importation...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:06 AM, in Tech News
"Google saw about 60 more downloads than Apple... 142 Views / 5 Replies  
"Google saw about 60 more downloads than Apple during 2014"

Sixty? Isn't that difference a drop in the bucket, or did you drop a unit/word somewhere, like percent or millions? (-:
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jan 29, 2015 at 03:26 PM, in Tech News
In other words, Apple was the first to realize... 280 Views / 6 Replies  
In other words, Apple was the first to realize that there was currently only one good source for the tech, and protected themselves. Limited resources tend to go to who has the most to spend and the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jan 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM, in Tech News
While I agree with the above comments, the reason... 745 Views / 8 Replies  
While I agree with the above comments, the reason stated for the motion seems valid: keep the "key" employees working for the company until it completely ceases to exist.

How exactly does one...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Dec 31, 2014 at 09:48 AM, in Tech News
"Though agreeing to the deal, GT Advanced did not... 128 Views / 3 Replies  
"Though agreeing to the deal, GT Advanced did not have any experience in operations compared to equipment-making, a fact that revealed itself when the first boule to be produced by GT in its own...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 20, 2014 at 04:54 PM, in Mac News
"Apple will be repaid on its loan through the... 207 Views / 5 Replies  
"Apple will be repaid on its loan through the sale of the sapphire furnaces it bought for GT Advanced." - Either that's a mischaracterization of the situation, or Apple is selling it's own property...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:17 PM, in Mac News
is there any other interpretation of Squiller's... 572 Views / 8 Replies  
is there any other interpretation of Squiller's affidavit (at least the parts quoted here) than "Apple bargained hard, and made demands to change the contract that, at least in hindsight, were...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 7, 2014 at 04:21 PM, in Tech News
Hackers have long coded fallback CnC methods. ... 273 Views / 7 Replies  
Hackers have long coded fallback CnC methods. The crux of the issue for them to maintain control involves hiding the communication channels they use - ideally (from their perspective) they want the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 3, 2014 at 04:18 PM, in Tech News
To rephrase Telzerow's letter: "We singled you... 1,624 Views / 14 Replies  
To rephrase Telzerow's letter: "We singled you out for sensationalized criticism, and we have people willing to pay us to continue doing so. Of course we don't need your support - but we are...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 1, 2014 at 07:53 PM, in Tech News
Or maybe it's time for the Chinese companies to... 127 Views / 3 Replies  
Or maybe it's time for the Chinese companies to make assembly line work more attractive to potential employees.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 30, 2014 at 03:52 PM, in Mac News
Inkling, individualism is not synonymous with... 145 Views / 4 Replies  
Inkling, individualism is not synonymous with originality. Individualism is about doing what one thinks is best for oneself regardless of what others may be doing - that often requires mixing ideas...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 11, 2014 at 07:06 AM, in Tech News
I too had the problem of the album not appearing.... 160 Views / 5 Replies  
I too had the problem of the album not appearing. I resolved it by checking the preference (on the store tab) of "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases" - then it appeared a few moments later.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 9, 2014 at 07:41 PM, in Tech News
Apple's work with HealthKit is a wonderful... 108 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple's work with HealthKit is a wonderful example of how they differ from practically every other tech company out there. Namely, they're not just making this API available, but actively making...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM, in Tech News
Yes, I referred to that cancellation in passing. ... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
Yes, I referred to that cancellation in passing.

In any case, I fully intend to continue using ZFS, it's just a question of "is this ZFS (https://openzfsonosx.org/) acceptable, or do I turn my Mac...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 20, 2014 at 06:43 AM, in Applications
Yes, I'm done being silly. There is actually... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
Yes, I'm done being silly.

There is actually a very likely event that your solution failed to address. So it does not in fact protect against all possible risks. But as you seem to not want to...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 20, 2014 at 06:35 AM, in Applications
Any risk that can damage, or render unavailable,... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
Any risk that can damage, or render unavailable, your data is a backup risk.

In any case, your suggestion explicitly fails to fully address either the risk of "multiple other risks occurring...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 19, 2014 at 01:53 PM, in Applications
Well, I wouldn't call my use of ZFS as a backup... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
Well, I wouldn't call my use of ZFS as a backup solution. Like most people here, it's part of a whole and it does its part.

I have ZFS running on my primary Mac, a 2009 Mac Pro. I'm still using...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 19, 2014 at 01:22 PM, in Applications
My turn to be pedantic. I submit your... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
My turn to be pedantic. I submit your imagination is lacking when you think of "all possible risks". I'll just mention two (of four that came to mind), can you think of others? (-:

At the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM, in Applications
Either you are being exceptionally pedantic about... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
Either you are being exceptionally pedantic about the meaning of method vs strategy, or you are trolling by deliberately misunderstanding my words.

Nowhere did I state that only one solution would...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 18, 2014 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
Bitrot & corruption are visible problems, if one... 4,464 Views / 135 Replies  
Bitrot & corruption are visible problems, if one pays attention.

For example, I'm a big fan of Game of Thrones. For nearly every episode of the last season, I would see occasional corrupted...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 18, 2014 at 06:13 PM, in Applications
Sigh, the problem with this tactic of determining... 688 Views / 17 Replies  
Sigh, the problem with this tactic of determining "the true cost" of an app is that determining whether an in app purchase is necessary is provably equivalent in complexity to the halting problem. ...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM, in Tech News
I did exactly the same upgrade shortly after the... 564 Views / 6 Replies  
I did exactly the same upgrade shortly after the Air came out. I had the full coverage Apple case for the iPad 1 and I decided to maximize my weight savings and I went with Apple's smart cover (not...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 11, 2014 at 07:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, from my perusal just now of the logs, the... 1,619 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, from my perusal just now of the logs, the crux of the matter seems to be what the error code -1743 means. Searching for that yields nothing that I can find, which means it's likely a new code...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 8, 2014 at 06:40 PM, in Applications
I have been holding off getting any smartphone... 514 Views / 9 Replies  
I have been holding off getting any smartphone because of my iPad - a old flip phone with the iPad work well enough for me. When it comes time to replace my phone, it will be with an iPhone *IF* the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 2, 2014 at 09:53 AM, in Tech News
Funny how the deal started to go south due to... 602 Views / 9 Replies  
Funny how the deal started to go south due to circumvention of security measures. Apple's iOS system is well apparent as the most difficult to circumvent, so the only rational justification to...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jun 30, 2014 at 07:11 PM, in Tech News
Last year, I had an illuminating conversation... 143 Views / 5 Replies  
Last year, I had an illuminating conversation with one of my city's councilmen. Federal regulations inhibit our city's ability to negotiate with ISPs to such a degree we can't affect Comcast's...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM, in Tech News
Well, I made a small purchase at one of my local... 211 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I made a small purchase at one of my local Apple stores here in MA about 2 hours ago and they mentioned their system was down but were still processing orders quite quickly and efficiently...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 14, 2013 at 07:14 PM, in Mac News
@xomniron You clearly have no clue about the "law... 872 Views / 13 Replies  
@xomniron You clearly have no clue about the "law of the land" - the president is expected nowadays to submit his budget, but it has never been required that the president do so. The constitution...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 17, 2013 at 09:01 PM, in Tech News
There are multiple issues with Consumer Reports'... 1,206 Views / 17 Replies  
There are multiple issues with Consumer Reports' rankings for any product.

First, there is no way for the reader to discern how each factor weighs into the product's total score and whatever...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 16, 2013 at 01:16 PM, in Tech News
Regarding the above three exclamations of dismay... 217 Views / 4 Replies  
Regarding the above three exclamations of dismay over the ruling, it would be good to reread the researcher's comments, about how the courts are saddled with laws that are exceptionally out-of-date...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM, in Tech News
Well, my /System comes in at a little over 5GB,... 814 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, my /System comes in at a little over 5GB, and then there's /Library, which represents the customizable/dynamic part of the OS. So, offhand, 11GB doesn't seem wrong.

If you really want to...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 14, 2013 at 04:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Since the Storage info you refer to is likely... 814 Views / 7 Replies  
Since the Storage info you refer to is likely inferred from stored Spotlight data, I'd say that the Storage/Spotlight data is just as out of sync as the rest of the disk from the previous owner's...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 13, 2013 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Talk about a misleading photo. The one... 84 Views / 1 Replies  
Talk about a misleading photo. The one demonstrating thinness is set so as to imply a large difference when it's marginal at best *and* that difference demonstration clearly avoids the large bump...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM, in Mac News
Given that Phil explicitly didn't say anything... 1,004 Views / 57 Replies  
Given that Phil explicitly didn't say anything about Blu-ray movie quality, I find it hard to agree that your opinion is in disagreement with his.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 26, 2012 at 01:40 PM, in Mac News
Yes, for use particularly by writerds and... 241 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, for use particularly by writerds and editords.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 15, 2012 at 06:36 AM, in Tech News
A disk drive can fail in ways that are... 1,095 Views / 24 Replies  
A disk drive can fail in ways that are independent of shock/physical movement. In fact, an SSD drive is fairly resistant to physical issues. But other failure modes can happen and a failing drive...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 30, 2012 at 07:34 AM, in Mac OS X
It may be nearly new, but all your troubles now... 1,095 Views / 24 Replies  
It may be nearly new, but all your troubles now point, IMHO, to only two possible explanations:
1) more likely - hardware failure - look at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509 for running the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM, in Mac OS X
This is an important clue. When computer's... 1,095 Views / 24 Replies  
This is an important clue.

When computer's shutdown, they don't just stop running. The kernel that controls the hardware and manages the interactions of all your running programs with that...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Runs fine on my 2009 Mac Pro :-) 158 Views / 2 Replies  
Runs fine on my 2009 Mac Pro :-)
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 19, 2012 at 09:44 AM, in Mac News
I've read that Groklaw article and it conflates... 552 Views / 7 Replies  
I've read that Groklaw article and it conflates the length of the jury instructions with their complexity. They are necessarily long because so many questions needed addressing. If the jury...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 27, 2012 at 08:37 AM, in Tech News
To drive home a point made in some other replies,... 693 Views / 33 Replies  
To drive home a point made in some other replies, the environment and usage of the machines can greatly affect their longevity.

Various factors that I've learned are important are:
smoking and/or...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Big Mac is asking for a universal solution to... 1,065 Views / 18 Replies  
Big Mac is asking for a universal solution to syncing bookmarks, which is likely to not exist, ever.

The reason for this is the "cloud" needs to store not just the existence of a bookmark and the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Without necessarily taking a side in this... 1,606 Views / 15 Replies  
Without necessarily taking a side in this discussion, I want to point out some flaws in this reasoning.

The public knowledge about jail-breaking likely includes the notion that it's difficult to...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Dec 2, 2011 at 04:33 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
 
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