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Bluetooth on Lion 1,468 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone else noticed that Lion seems to behave differently with regard to reconnecting to Bluetooth devices?

I have an older Apple bluetooth mouse at work, and the Apple bluetooth keyboard and...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Aug 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM, in macOS
The yellow wire is a tachometer output for speed... 2,376 Views / 5 Replies  
The yellow wire is a tachometer output for speed monitoring, and the fan will work fine without it connected. You just need the red and black for power and make sure that both fans have the same...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 1, 2010 at 09:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sounds more like potential hard drive/directory... 547 Views / 2 Replies  
Sounds more like potential hard drive/directory structure issues to me. Have you tried the "Verify Disk" function in Disk Utility to see if it reports any errors?
Posted by ibookuser2, on May 2, 2010 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's located at /etc/cups ;) `cd /etc/cups`... 3,521 Views / 8 Replies  
It's located at /etc/cups ;)

`cd /etc/cups` in the Terminal will get you there, or press Apple-Shift-G in the Finder to bring up the Go To Folder window, then type /etc/cups to get it in the GUI.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Apr 25, 2010 at 06:29 PM, in macOS
Not really. Your best bet would probably be to... 8,635 Views / 14 Replies  
Not really. Your best bet would probably be to take it apart and sell it as a collection of parts without the logic board. Not sure who really wants to buy iPhone parts that have been dropped in...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Feb 17, 2010 at 02:37 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Another happy TextMate user here. I've been... 1,388 Views / 45 Replies  
Another happy TextMate user here. I've been using it for several years now for all kinds of coding and text editing needs. My only real complaint is that it doesn't handle CJK without hacks (and...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Feb 11, 2010 at 03:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Unless you live inside a Faraday cage, radio... 1,397 Views / 24 Replies  
Unless you live inside a Faraday cage, radio waves are pretty good at extending out of the home where FCC spectrum licenses do apply...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 10, 2010 at 12:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Holding the button on startup is a way of... 2,440 Views / 5 Replies  
Holding the button on startup is a way of triggering a firmware update, if the right files are in the right places. The beep and the rapidly flashing light are the machine indicating that it's...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 23, 2009 at 04:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It will read FAT disks (provided the PC Exchange... 1,840 Views / 42 Replies  
It will read FAT disks (provided the PC Exchange control panel is installed) but you have to be careful with most files. HFS has two forks for each file, the data fork and the resource fork. FAT...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 13, 2009 at 01:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not aware of any PS/2 to ADB adapters. It... 1,840 Views / 42 Replies  
I'm not aware of any PS/2 to ADB adapters. It should be pretty easy to find an old ADB keyboard/mouse for pretty cheap, though. You're correct that the mouse plugs into the keyboard.

There are...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 11, 2009 at 01:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Classic II should be able to run up to System... 1,840 Views / 42 Replies  
The Classic II should be able to run up to System 7.6.1. You can download old versions of the system software from Apple's old downloads page (http://support.apple.com/kb/TA48312?viewlocale=en_US). ...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 11, 2009 at 12:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No idea what you mean by 'erase the file path.' ... 1,364 Views / 15 Replies  
No idea what you mean by 'erase the file path.' You've been able to securely erase all of the free space on the disk for several versions now (at least since 10.4) via Disk Utility.



Library...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 4, 2009 at 03:15 PM, in macOS
You're correct that the speakers aren't... 3,800 Views / 3 Replies  
You're correct that the speakers aren't amplified. The best way to use them is to cut the cables before the Y, so you have individual cables coming off of the back of each speaker. Each cable will...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 27, 2009 at 09:21 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I've never seen 0402s that are labeled. And... 1,311 Views / 18 Replies  
I've never seen 0402s that are labeled. And judging by their size relative to the two SOICs in that picture, they're definitely 0603s. They're wider than the pin spacing on the SOICs, which an 0402...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 24, 2009 at 03:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's been a few years since I've done any work... 721 Views / 2 Replies  
It's been a few years since I've done any work with netinstall, but I remember back in the Tiger days, it was necessary to have two separate netinstall images to boot the new Intel machines and the...
Posted by ibookuser2, on May 17, 2009 at 02:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Start up the other machine in target drive mode... 766 Views / 6 Replies  
Start up the other machine in target drive mode (hold down the T key on startup.) When you get the FireWire logo on your screen, connect the two machines together with a FireWire cable, and insert...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Feb 22, 2009 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have an original Macintosh with the official... 1,176 Views / 49 Replies  
I have an original Macintosh with the official 512k upgrade. It's unfortunately not currently in working condition. One of these days, I'll get around to repairing it.

My oldest working machine...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 25, 2009 at 04:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Cables do affect quality somewhat, especially in... 1,700 Views / 52 Replies  
Cables do affect quality somewhat, especially in the analog domain. I have a cheap RadioShack headphone extender cable that demonstrates this really well: with it connected, music loses quite a bit...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 25, 2009 at 03:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As opposed to finding the program called 'Outlook... 1,825 Views / 85 Replies  
As opposed to finding the program called 'Outlook Express' on Windows? 'Evolution Mail' is under the Internet category in the Applications menu on Ubuntu, and at least it has the word 'Mail' in its...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, the sample rate of what you're playing will... 532 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, the sample rate of what you're playing will be converted to whatever is set in Audio/Midi Setup if it doesn't match. Set it to 44.1 kHz for most stuff, and 48 kHz for video or DVD.

Setting...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 12, 2009 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
No horror stories, but every time I end up at the... 845 Views / 27 Replies  
No horror stories, but every time I end up at the Jack in the Box near my apartment, usually because everything locally owned with good food is closed, the people working at the counter barely...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 2, 2009 at 03:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you are running significantly more than the... 713 Views / 4 Replies  
If you are running significantly more than the maximum rated current through an LED, then you will most certainly damage it.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 29, 2008 at 04:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If the voltage drop across the white LED is... 713 Views / 4 Replies  
If the voltage drop across the white LED is something other than 3.5V, then the voltage drop across the current-limiting resistor will change, and therefore so will the current through the series...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 28, 2008 at 03:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, the metal stencil that's used to apply solder... 988 Views / 11 Replies  
No, the metal stencil that's used to apply solder paste to the board is called the stencil. It's completely different from the soldermask. And while different materials/epoxies used as substrates...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 13, 2008 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, it wouldn't surprise me if that's an... 988 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, it wouldn't surprise me if that's an aftermarket modification.

In the days before 3D CAD software made it easy to visualize how everything would fit together, Apple made a few prototypes of...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 13, 2008 at 03:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The color is determined by the solder mask. The... 988 Views / 11 Replies  
The color is determined by the solder mask. The solder mask covers the entire board except for the pads that components are soldered to, to prevent solder from sticking to the traces and other...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 11, 2008 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I find listening to music as an activity by... 866 Views / 28 Replies  
I find listening to music as an activity by itself to be very rewarding, and it's not uncommon for me to do so for hours at a time. Sometimes I'll think about things while I'm listening, but often I...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Nov 18, 2008 at 12:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Note that while having the machine running with... 1,071 Views / 9 Replies  
Note that while having the machine running with the lid closed while it's sitting on a desk is nothing that it isn't designed to do, running it inside of a backpack or bag would be a very bad idea. ...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Aug 2, 2008 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use an HP 35s most of the time, which I've... 1,008 Views / 48 Replies  
I use an HP 35s most of the time, which I've found to be a great calculator. I had the 33s before it, but got tired of the funky keyboard and impossibly tiny decimal point.

When I need symbolic...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 30, 2008 at 02:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never really understood what's so bad at... 1,003 Views / 43 Replies  
I've never really understood what's so bad at having subtitles at the bottom of the video. If it's done well, it's not hard to ignore and even for someone who hears perfectly well, it's still useful...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 5, 2008 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have a wireless router? Did you leave it... 3,285 Views / 18 Replies  
Do you have a wireless router? Did you leave it with the default administrator password?

Some malware will try to log in to your router and add the DNS servers there.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jul 4, 2008 at 11:05 PM, in macOS
Though I think the 7300 may be old enough not to... 1,224 Views / 7 Replies  
Though I think the 7300 may be old enough not to have the clips on the CD-ROM tray.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 9, 2008 at 02:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
See this paper: Multiple Mice for Computers in... 975 Views / 10 Replies  
See this paper: Multiple Mice for Computers in Education in Developing Countries (PDF) (http://tier.cs.berkeley.edu/docs/ict4d06/multiple_mice-jp.pdf). It's using specialized software, on Windows,...
Posted by ibookuser2, on May 17, 2008 at 03:49 PM, in macOS
I've got two eMates and a MP2100. They're all... 599 Views / 9 Replies  
I've got two eMates and a MP2100. They're all neat machines, but the MP2100 is the only one I use much anymore. The eMates are cool, but they're not really any more portable than my MBP, and trying...
Posted by ibookuser2, on May 3, 2008 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The primary functions of BIOS (and EFI, for that... 1,848 Views / 29 Replies  
The primary functions of BIOS (and EFI, for that matter) are to boot the machine and do things like power management. On a modern operating system, most I/O is handled by system drivers, not BIOS. ...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Mar 7, 2008 at 07:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The calibration affects primarily the displayed... 568 Views / 5 Replies  
The calibration affects primarily the displayed time/percentage remaining in the menubar. It has minimal (if any) effect on the amount of time that the battery will run.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 20, 2008 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
With regard to installing Windows, you could do... 6,825 Views / 21 Replies  
With regard to installing Windows, you could do the installation on a regular MacBook, then copy the partition over. Not exactly easy, but not incredibly difficult for someone who knows how...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 15, 2008 at 11:30 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
REALbasic was the language in which I first... 1,123 Views / 38 Replies  
REALbasic was the language in which I first learned to program full applications with GUIs. It's nice and fairly straightforward for that. It gets frustrating if you try and do anything with too...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Even if it were on a disc, that wouldn't work... 823 Views / 14 Replies  
Even if it were on a disc, that wouldn't work anyway.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 3, 2008 at 03:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What system is it for? Most consoles are... 823 Views / 14 Replies  
What system is it for? Most consoles are region-locked and won't play games from other regions even if your TV could support PAL.

Or is it one of those self-contained units where the game itself...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jan 2, 2008 at 04:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check your college bookstore. At my school, we... 637 Views / 7 Replies  
Check your college bookstore. At my school, we can purchase the student versions of Adobe products heavily discounted beyond the usual student discount. It would be worth finding out if your...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 30, 2007 at 04:41 AM, in Applications
When you're looking at a link that size, it... 29,303 Views / 23 Replies  
When you're looking at a link that size, it doesn't matter where you want it hooked up, if you're willing to pay for it.

Just as a reference point, a T1 line (around 1.5Mbps) will cost between...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 29, 2007 at 04:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I log all my chats, and have never thought that... 964 Views / 31 Replies  
I log all my chats, and have never thought that there was anything wrong with it. Occasionally, I go back to the logs to remind myself what time I informally agreed to meet with someone when I was...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 27, 2007 at 02:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you really have hundreds, you should have no... 85,879 Views / 10 Replies  
If you really have hundreds, you should have no problem getting it replaced.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Dec 13, 2007 at 05:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Digital audio is digital audio. Asking whether... 936 Views / 10 Replies  
Digital audio is digital audio. Asking whether one optical output is better than another is like asking whether music burned onto X-brand of CD-Rs sounds better than music burned on Y-brand. The...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Sep 19, 2007 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
This... 840 Views / 7 Replies  
This (http://cgi.ebay.com/AVerKey-iMicro-PC-or-MAC-TV-Converter_W0QQitemZ140147805305QQihZ004QQcategoryZ3761QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) is the kind of thing you'll need, which will...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Aug 16, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Last I checked, their TOS was pretty unfriendly... 700 Views / 8 Replies  
Last I checked, their TOS was pretty unfriendly to anything besides basic web surfing and e-mail. Maybe it's changed since then or maybe I got the wrong impression, but when I read it it sounded...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Aug 8, 2007 at 03:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The internal cameras are USB 2.0; the Titanium... 450 Views / 4 Replies  
The internal cameras are USB 2.0; the Titanium PowerBook does not have USB 2.0, unless you were trying it with a PC card.
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 29, 2007 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
.10 = .06(1-x) + .15x Distribute the .06: ... 804 Views / 14 Replies  
.10 = .06(1-x) + .15x

Distribute the .06:

.10 = .06 - .06x + .15x

Combine the x terms:

.10 = .06 + .09x
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 20, 2007 at 03:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not the fact that the registers are wider so... 591 Views / 9 Replies  
It's not the fact that the registers are wider so much as the fact that there are more of them. The 32-bit x86 architecture is on the low side in terms of number of GPRs. Adding just a few more...
Posted by ibookuser2, on Jun 13, 2007 at 06:57 PM, in macOS
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