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Oh, it's definitely real. This is on page 94 of... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
Oh, it's definitely real. This is on page 94 of the MacBook (13-inch) Take Apart.

In fact, Apple even says as a preface to that picture:

"Although the amount shown appears to be plenty of...
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I know...but for the record, I find it hard... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
No, I know...but for the record, I find it hard to believe as well. ;-)

Oh well. Stranger things have happened, and I'm sure this will be resolved.
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
There are two separate issues here. One, Apple is... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
There are two separate issues here. One, Apple is providing the manufacturing specifications to the manufacturers, and, to a degree, they will follow them. There may have been some rationale why...
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple does care and I'm quite certain this is on... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
Apple does care and I'm quite certain this is on the radar of the appropriate parties at Apple. But simple as the solution may seem, it actually might take quite a bit of planning to change the...
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 04:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes. I do find it puzzling. If you want to... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
Yes. I do find it puzzling.

If you want to get technical about it, what's actually happening is that a good deal of the surplus paste is getting "sandwiched" out anyway when the CPU heat...
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 04:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No. Absolutely, definitely, categorically: no. ... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
No. Absolutely, definitely, categorically: no.

This is not a matter of opinion, nor up for debate.

Let me see if I can be clear: that is FAR TOO MUCH THERMAL GREASE, by well over an order of...
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 04:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's even more than "10x" too much. ... 111,165 Views / 96 Replies  
That's even more than "10x" too much.

Thermal grease/paste is designed to smooth out minute ridges between surfaces; nothing more. All that's needed is an extremely thin layer, or, before it's...
Posted by piracy, on May 18, 2006 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Both. Mac OS X for Intel has support for... 9,256 Views / 80 Replies  
Both.

Mac OS X for Intel has support for FireWire, and the motherboard used in the Developer Transition Platform has IEEE-1394a (6-pin) and IEEE-1394b (9-pin) ports.

But the nature of the 1394...
Posted by piracy, on Dec 20, 2005 at 09:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
You are quite wrong. The plug changed because... 9,256 Views / 80 Replies  
You are quite wrong. The plug changed because 9-pins are required for 1394b (FireWire 800). FireWire 800 most certainly could not have used the old 6-pin plug, and whether or not the old cable could...
Posted by piracy, on Dec 19, 2005 at 10:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is only reflective of the time that's... 9,256 Views / 80 Replies  
This is only reflective of the time that's required for the standards processes (IEEE, ISO, IEC, ITU, and so on). Technologies typically begin their lives within a commercial vendor, and Apple and...
Posted by piracy, on Dec 17, 2005 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
USB 2 is what it is. It can't be made better. USB... 9,256 Views / 80 Replies  
USB 2 is what it is. It can't be made better. USB 2 will remain as-is until the next iteration of USB, or a follow-on technology. The only hope we have is that a future generation of USB (that...
Posted by piracy, on Dec 17, 2005 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, you're wrong. There are multiple... 9,256 Views / 80 Replies  
Actually, you're wrong.

There are multiple types of USB connectors, too: -A, -B, and -mini. Granted, almost all host connectors are going to be USB-A.

FireWire 800 *is* backward compatible with...
Posted by piracy, on Dec 17, 2005 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
God, I wish this whole "FireWire is dead" thing... 9,256 Views / 80 Replies  
God, I wish this whole "FireWire is dead" thing would just die.

Let's clear a couple of things up:

- FireWire use across the industry is increasing, not decreasing; see http://www.1394ta.org/...
Posted by piracy, on Dec 17, 2005 at 09:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you want Linux on your PowerBook, go for it.... 1,057 Views / 25 Replies  
If you want Linux on your PowerBook, go for it. I'd say you're asking in the wrong forum.

With Mac OS X's massive growth, you're completely wrong about Tiger, of course. (And how do widgets...
Posted by piracy, on Jul 24, 2005 at 11:01 PM, in macOS
The filesystem isn't "put in database form", per... 512 Views / 7 Replies  
The filesystem isn't "put in database form", per se. The metadata index is in database form; the rest of the filesystem is still pretty much HFS+, albeit with extended attributes for metadata. But...
Posted by piracy, on May 31, 2005 at 10:03 PM, in macOS
sudo rm -rf /"System Folder" Make sure there... 430 Views / 4 Replies  
sudo rm -rf /"System Folder"

Make sure there is NOT a space between / and "System Folder". Inserting a space will result in that command trying to delete everything on your drive instead of just...
Posted by piracy, on May 30, 2005 at 07:04 PM, in macOS
Make sure "Disable automatic login (for all... 787 Views / 7 Replies  
Make sure "Disable automatic login (for all accounts on this computer)" is unchecked in System Preferences -> Security.
Posted by piracy, on May 28, 2005 at 06:19 PM, in macOS
No. 601 Views / 10 Replies  
No.
Posted by piracy, on May 26, 2005 at 01:36 PM, in macOS
http://listserv.cuny.edu/Scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0505... 6,002 Views / 84 Replies  
http://listserv.cuny.edu/Scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind0505&L=macenterprise&T=0&F=&S=&P=40860
Posted by piracy, on May 24, 2005 at 12:41 PM, in macOS
Sometimes PEBKAC explains it. (Problem... 497 Views / 4 Replies  
Sometimes PEBKAC explains it.

(Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair)

;)
Posted by piracy, on May 17, 2005 at 07:42 PM, in macOS
Who knows what happened, but there is absolutely... 497 Views / 4 Replies  
Who knows what happened, but there is absolutely no problem running a 10.3.9 version of Disk Utility against a 10.3.8 drive, or vice versa. In fact, almost any version of any HFS+ utility can be used...
Posted by piracy, on May 17, 2005 at 04:36 PM, in macOS
asr sudo asr -source <source volume> -target... 763 Views / 4 Replies  
asr

sudo asr -source <source volume> -target <target volume>

It comes with the OS, and is supported on Tiger.

So, if you want to clone the volume you're booted from, for example:

sudo asr...
Posted by piracy, on May 17, 2005 at 03:29 PM, in macOS
Did you ever specifically, properly, and... 8,463 Views / 120 Replies  
Did you ever specifically, properly, and reproducibly report these to http://bugreport.apple.com/ ?
Posted by piracy, on May 16, 2005 at 08:36 PM, in macOS
Actually, Mac OS X 10.4 8A428 was completely on... 8,463 Views / 120 Replies  
Actually, Mac OS X 10.4 8A428 was completely on March 26 and declared GM on March 28, so 10.4.1 has been in the works for over 6 weeks, which is a perfectly regular amount of time for a point update.
Posted by piracy, on May 16, 2005 at 08:14 PM, in macOS
No. But widgets are now added to the... 8,463 Views / 120 Replies  
No.

But widgets are now added to the standard prompting process when "Open 'safe' files after downloading" is enabled. The user is explicitly prompted to download, and as such, this (relatively)...
Posted by piracy, on May 16, 2005 at 08:11 PM, in macOS
Mac OS X 10.4.1 (8B15) has been released, which... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
Mac OS X 10.4.1 (8B15) has been released, which now prompts for all widget downloads with the standard executable download notification in Safari's default state (i.e., "Open 'safe' files after...
Posted by piracy, on May 16, 2005 at 07:53 PM, in macOS
Tiger has done anyway with prebinding in the... 1,181 Views / 6 Replies  
Tiger has done anyway with prebinding in the traditional sense for a variety of reasons. There is no longer any real performance gain from prebinding (and this is why it's gone in Cocktail, for...
Posted by piracy, on May 16, 2005 at 11:28 AM, in macOS
Perhaps your name shouldn't be "MrForgetable",... 815 Views / 10 Replies  
Perhaps your name shouldn't be "MrForgetable", then. ;)
Posted by piracy, on May 16, 2005 at 08:37 AM, in Applications
First of all, Dashboard is NEVER active or... 1,285 Views / 13 Replies  
First of all, Dashboard is NEVER active or consuming ANY resources until the first time it's activated (as others have said).

Second, downloading a widget will NOT, EVER bring Dashboard "to life"....
Posted by piracy, on May 14, 2005 at 10:23 PM, in macOS
loki74, I understood your point. But what I meant... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
loki74, I understood your point. But what I meant was that this wasn't ignorance on Apple's part; it was intended. That doesn't mean there wasn't an issue surrounding this; there was. And really all...
Posted by piracy, on May 14, 2005 at 09:34 PM, in macOS
Open Keychain Access, in /Applications/Utilities.... 603 Views / 4 Replies  
Open Keychain Access, in /Applications/Utilities. Open Keychain Access's preferences, and select "Show status in menu bar". A padlock icon will now be in the menu bar on the right side. One of the...
Posted by piracy, on May 14, 2005 at 05:12 PM, in macOS
Can you people stop bitching about this already? ... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
Can you people stop bitching about this already?

It is FIXED in 10.4.1.

End of story.

(And yes, I am fully aware that 10.4.1 is not out yet, but it will be soon. So please stop repetitively...
Posted by piracy, on May 14, 2005 at 03:08 PM, in macOS
No one at Apple is "beginning" to realize... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
No one at Apple is "beginning" to realize anything. The autodownload and autoinstall behavior (ONLY when "Open 'safe' files after downloading" is checked, which is the default) was always the...
Posted by piracy, on May 14, 2005 at 11:59 AM, in macOS
Or, you could just disable "Open 'safe' files... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
Or, you could just disable "Open 'safe' files after downloading", which solves this and all other potential problems related to Safari downloads

Or, not run Dashboard widgets that have been...
Posted by piracy, on May 13, 2005 at 10:03 PM, in macOS
*Sigh* Bye bye indeed. I'm sorry to... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
*Sigh*

Bye bye indeed.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but there are numerous theoretical and applied vulnerabilities in various components of Mac OS X. What matters is Apple's response.

To say...
Posted by piracy, on May 12, 2005 at 03:15 PM, in macOS
Mac OS X 10.4.1 adds widgets to the standard... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
Mac OS X 10.4.1 adds widgets to the standard "<File> contains an application. Are you sure you want to download <file>?" prompting process if "Open 'safe' files after downloading" is still enabled.
...
Posted by piracy, on May 12, 2005 at 03:05 PM, in macOS
Dude. The file is not a UNIX executable.... 810 Views / 16 Replies  
Dude.

The file is not a UNIX executable. That's just how Mac OS X might see it by default.

And I guarantee you DO NOT have a "virus" or trojan. Absolutely categorically guarantee it.

This is...
Posted by piracy, on May 12, 2005 at 09:53 AM, in macOS
1. This issue is completely solved by unchecking... 12,772 Views / 170 Replies  
1. This issue is completely solved by unchecking "Open 'safe' files after downloading", which is a good practice anyway.

2. Even when "Open 'safe' files after downloading" checked, the only unique...
Posted by piracy, on May 9, 2005 at 11:18 AM, in macOS
I can categorically guarantee that: - The... 3,814 Views / 39 Replies  
I can categorically guarantee that:

- The Tiger DVD is NOT protected in any way

- You can use Disk Utility to create and image of the DVD, and then burn said image

- This can be accomplished...
Posted by piracy, on May 8, 2005 at 06:47 PM, in macOS
Ok, let me be blunt, as I usually am: Most... 32,301 Views / 290 Replies  
Ok, let me be blunt, as I usually am:

Most of you guys are complete idiots.

Stunningly, I've only seen perhaps a couple intelligent responses that grasp the situation here.

- There is...
Posted by piracy, on May 8, 2005 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't know why you're stuck on calling it a... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
I don't know why you're stuck on calling it a "root exploit" (it's not, and any argument that it is would be VERY semantically shaky, to say the least).

This is a documented, known feature of Mac...
Posted by piracy, on May 6, 2005 at 11:00 PM, in macOS
I think what we have here is a failure to... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
I think what we have here is a failure to communicate, as it were.

Let me see if I can be sufficiently explicit:

Requiring a secure console also requires a root password be set with a crypt...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 10:04 PM, in macOS
On Solaris, AIX, and Linux, single user mode is a... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
On Solaris, AIX, and Linux, single user mode is a reboot and a keystroke (or two) away. Granted, most require a root password, because, traditionally, root is enabled on these machines. Typically,...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 09:58 PM, in macOS
Ok... I think we all here, myself included,... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
Ok...

I think we all here, myself included, understand what your intent is here.

I'll even play devil's advocate for a second: you're saying that, by default, it's really easy to just hold a...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 09:29 PM, in macOS
So let me get this straight. You're telling... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
So let me get this straight.

You're telling me that you think you're fundamentally more secure by activating a crypt hash for the root account (which is what the /etc/ttys modification requires,...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 08:55 PM, in macOS
Once again, you're incorrect. And now I know... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
Once again, you're incorrect. And now I know you're trolling.

Since Mac OS X 10.0.0, you have ALWAYS been able to:

- be root in single user mode by default
- start the necessary system...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 08:52 PM, in macOS
Dude. You are already root in single user mode,... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
Dude. You are already root in single user mode, whether there is any text to that effect or not. The text simply explains how to continue a boot of the machine via single user mode. But anyone in...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 08:44 PM, in macOS
Um, no. They don't need to make anything... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
Um, no.

They don't need to make anything more secure. An Open Firmware password is a perfectly acceptable solution, and requires physically opening the machine and manipulating the physical amount...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 08:39 PM, in macOS
Argh. This is NOT a security risk or an... 2,296 Views / 50 Replies  
Argh.

This is NOT a security risk or an exploit, period.

If you have physical access to the machine, you ARE essentially root, period.

This is true of ALL platforms, ALL OSes.

All OSes...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 08:36 PM, in macOS
No, this cannot be disabled if you have Safari... 1,154 Views / 7 Replies  
No, this cannot be disabled if you have Safari set to open "safe" files after downloading. This is for a very large variety of reasons, not the least of which was much bitching during some "safe"...
Posted by piracy, on May 4, 2005 at 01:13 AM, in macOS
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