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I don't see this as a vulnerability in OS X. By... 216 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't see this as a vulnerability in OS X. By all accounts it's a worm. Someone had to install it and provide their admin password for it to be able to create its signature directory etc.
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Oct 3, 2014 at 09:36 PM, in Tech News
Re: iFixit has 15,000 iPhone Liberation Kits ... 115 Views / 1 Replies  
Re: iFixit has 15,000 iPhone Liberation Kits
...and... they're gone :-(
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jul 1, 2014 at 03:40 PM, in Mac News
Yes But..... A typical user does not leave a... 94 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes But.....

A typical user does not leave a drive on 24/7 in a temperature controlled environment. A typical user spins the drive up several times a day and sleeps their computer quite often....
Posted by AlenShapiro, on May 12, 2014 at 06:49 PM, in Tech News
Sooo... When can I tie this to a laser shining... 94 Views / 2 Replies  
Sooo... When can I tie this to a laser shining into the sky (on an ever-so-slightly misty night) and take pictures of the night sky sans atmospheric distortion from my iPhone?
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jan 10, 2014 at 01:57 PM, in Tech News
What does the malware do? How can I identify if... 129 Views / 1 Replies  
What does the malware do? How can I identify if my Macs are infected? Who were the ads tied to (presumably Yahoo were paid by someone to place the ads). WTB investigative and useful journalism.
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jan 6, 2014 at 09:02 AM, in Tech News
While you're at it Mr Commissioner, perhaps you... 202 Views / 4 Replies  
While you're at it Mr Commissioner, perhaps you should also ask which phone manufacturer(s) pay sales incentives to carrier-employed outlet staff (thereby ensuring (not) that customers get the...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on May 27, 2013 at 06:55 AM, in Tech News
Re: Communism @nm3 1,180 Views / 16 Replies  
You've got it quite wrong/backwards nm3. This is not an attempt to get the government to do something to force manufacturers to adopt a strategy. It is an attempt to get the government to stop...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Feb 21, 2013 at 08:02 PM, in Tech News
"Jailbreaking technically becomes illegal on new... 776 Views / 9 Replies  
"Jailbreaking technically becomes illegal on new devices in the US on Saturday, unless authorized by a carrier or device maker"

I believe that it's "Unlocking" not "Jailbreaking" that becomes...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM, in Tech News
How about prior art. Terminal command "more",... 86 Views / 4 Replies  
How about prior art. Terminal command "more", available since BSD, provides an interactively controlled look at multiple files in an order.
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM, in Mac News
Prior art..... more *.c Now if only there was... 146 Views / 5 Replies  
Prior art.....
more *.c
Now if only there was a company with enough money in the bank to actually fight this one.

Must buy more popcorn.
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM, in Tech News
At least we know now where the Proview guys went... 493 Views / 24 Replies  
At least we know now where the Proview guys went :-)
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Sep 4, 2012 at 03:47 PM, in Tech News
The Irony. Does this mean that, from now on,... 527 Views / 7 Replies  
The Irony.

Does this mean that, from now on, new phones will be advertised by how different they are from the iPhone?
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Aug 27, 2012 at 05:21 AM, in Tech News
I don't see it as a publicity stunt. How about... 237 Views / 13 Replies  
I don't see it as a publicity stunt. How about the scenario where Apple submits the rMBP to EPEAT and they respond with warning of a low certification. Apple pulls all its products from EPEAT,...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jul 14, 2012 at 04:55 AM, in Tech News
Personally I prefer stripes. Perhaps frequent... 88 Views / 2 Replies  
Personally I prefer stripes. Perhaps frequent spots provide better ventilation. Probably one of those rumored design decisions.
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jul 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM, in Tech News
It's Not Christmas or Xmas 7,463 Views / 30 Replies  
It's not Christmas OR Xmas.

You're too early... wait until closer to the end of December before arguing further.

OBSubject...

The OS is in a pretty good bug-fix state right now (10.4.8). I'd...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Dec 4, 2006 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple's latest corporate idiocy 2,645 Views / 21 Replies  
In a recent telephone call to Apple Support (my AlBook 15" 1.5Ghz had overheated and taken the Hard Drive with it) I was warned that these wonderfully portable machine that can run for hours with no...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Aug 11, 2004 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The terminal type environment variable was... 42,840 Views / 287 Replies  
The terminal type environment variable was changed in Panther from vt100 to xterm-color. I changed mine back by putting:

if ( $TERM == "xterm-color" ) then
setenv TERM vt100
endif

in...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Nov 14, 2003 at 04:58 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm seeing these messages correlating (somewhat)... 428 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm seeing these messages correlating (somewhat) with network connections switching from Ethernet to Airport and even from Airport hosts to other Airport hosts (manually triggered by me). This does...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Nov 4, 2002 at 06:16 AM, in Networking
I stand corrected. Would all those people... 2,080 Views / 210 Replies  
I stand corrected.

Would all those people who had a hand in discovering/fixing this long standing bug please feel very good about it and all those people who could not keep a machine up for a day...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Feb 24, 2002 at 04:03 PM, in Mac OS X
I got my modem devices back by reinstalling the... 2,080 Views / 210 Replies  
I got my modem devices back by reinstalling the 10.1.3 upgrade (using the stand-alone upgrader). I used the combo upgrade at This Location...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Feb 24, 2002 at 12:30 PM, in Mac OS X
I too get the "nothing happens on connect. I... 2,080 Views / 210 Replies  
I too get the "nothing happens on connect. I looked in the "Connection Log" (menu option) and I see
unrecognized option '/dev/cu.modem'
I also don't see a /dev/cu.modem in a directory listing of...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Feb 23, 2002 at 11:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Does anyone know if: http://www.bthsnews.org ... 3,591 Views / 602 Replies  
Does anyone know if:
http://www.bthsnews.org
renders properly in 4.1. 4.05 forgets to render the first column (compare with IE 5.1 :( )

Anyone know what 4.05 finds difficult about this page?
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Oct 19, 2001 at 12:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Does anyone know if: http://www.bthsnews.org ... 5,455 Views / 858 Replies  
Does anyone know if:
http://www.bthsnews.org
renders properly in 4.1. 4.05 forgets to render the first column (compare with IE 5.1 :( )

Anyone know what 4.05 finds difficult about this page?
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Oct 19, 2001 at 12:27 PM, in Applications
Trusting that Apple will provide a fix and having... 661 Views / 53 Replies  
Trusting that Apple will provide a fix and having already upgraded my PB 2000's firmware without a problem I tried the following experiment on my wife's http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/tongue.gif G4...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Mar 27, 2001 at 07:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you disable the "Apple Audio Extension" that... 206 Views / 2 Replies  
Did you disable the "Apple Audio Extension" that is installed as part of Apple's Multi-Media Update 1.0?

If you did, try enabling it long enough to turn the "play-through" option off, then disable...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Aug 29, 2000 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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