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It's a pity that the most objective tech site I... 2,971 Views / 133 Replies  
It's a pity that the most objective tech site I follow, however focussed it may be, is the one closing down.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:41 PM, in Mac News
In other words, Bezos is saying "We won't sell... 148 Views / 2 Replies  
In other words, Bezos is saying "We won't sell Apple's device until they change it to suit our needs." Good thing Apple doesn't rely on Amazon for sales, but Amazon's position could easily hurt...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jun 1, 2016 at 07:28 AM, in Mac News
Color me intrigued, as I have a 2004 Mac Pro... 1,434 Views / 29 Replies  
Color me intrigued, as I have a 2004 Mac Pro sitting around while I type this using my 2009 Mac Pro that likely already has many of your planned upgrades...
Posted by I-ku-u, on May 30, 2016 at 11:06 AM, in Mac News
Thank you for the answers to two's questions and... 317 Views / 6 Replies  
Thank you for the answers to two's questions and thank you two for asking. Good info in these comments that I wasn't aware of.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:12 AM, in Mac News
Can't seem to find a way to edit my last post,... 1,228 Views / 28 Replies  
Can't seem to find a way to edit my last post, which I want to correct, by replacing "felons" with perpetrators.

(because technically, the dead individuals are not felons, because they died in the...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:39 AM, in Mac News
This is a case involving two dead felons,... 1,228 Views / 28 Replies  
This is a case involving two dead felons, actually. But so what?

The judge's order is to aid the FBI in creating a tool that can then be used against millions of other phones. That is beyond...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:34 AM, in Mac News
I agree completely. The pictures get in the... 1,760 Views / 50 Replies  
I agree completely.

The pictures get in the way without adding anything useful to my ability to choose what to read.

And why is the font different for the most recent story? That just makes it...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Feb 4, 2016 at 06:35 AM, in Feedback
One thing I run in to often is when I try to use... 1,426 Views / 7 Replies  
One thing I run in to often is when I try to use Apple Pay, at any place other than Apple's stores, is that it's followed with a signature request. Which makes the process more tedious than if I...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Dec 2, 2015 at 07:22 PM, in Mac News
Regarding the '399 patent, I debugged 10+ year... 156 Views / 1 Replies  
Regarding the '399 patent, I debugged 10+ year old code in '98 (give or take a year or two) that implemented what I read there - code that shortly later went open source. Assuming my understanding...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Dec 2, 2015 at 09:43 AM, in Mac News
Freudian slip, "The suit accuses Amazon of... 153 Views / 1 Replies  
Freudian slip, "The suit accuses Amazon of negligence"? (-:
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 16, 2015 at 03:44 PM, in Mac News
The statement of "you can't do anything about it"... 2,153 Views / 40 Replies  
The statement of "you can't do anything about it" was very troubling to me until got to the end that said you can use the terminal.

I understand that the focus on this is for the GUI tool, but it...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Nov 4, 2015 at 07:55 AM, in Mac News
Well, most people have been replying backwards... 718 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, most people have been replying backwards for 15ish years now, so this tip makes sense too. (-:
(In case that's lost on you, I'll paraphrase an old friend:
A: Because the conversation is out...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:52 PM, in Mac News
Apple's metrics appear to count devices that... 310 Views / 6 Replies  
Apple's metrics appear to count devices that actively talk to Apple's servers, which would undercount all active devices and thus overcount the adoption percentage. Third parties likely overcount...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:18 AM, in Mac News
I sense a missing closure... 410 Views / 3 Replies  
I sense a missing closure...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 19, 2015 at 10:22 AM, in Mac News
To sort of concur with Wisterley, these are the... 526 Views / 7 Replies  
To sort of concur with Wisterley, these are the most egregious examples of bad English:
) "No room for reviews from users that have never used the app in question" I think this means to say "No room...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:01 PM, in Mac News
To echo the point of the last paragraph, Apple's... 191 Views / 1 Replies  
To echo the point of the last paragraph, Apple's privacy focus makes the problem harder, which for problem solvers is inviting. One can also argue that it allows for different solutions, allowing...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Sep 8, 2015 at 10:33 AM, in Mac News
Given the reaction to Google's original posting... 1,067 Views / 10 Replies  
Given the reaction to Google's original posting and the fact that there are malicious ads out there (I've seen the fallout from one of them, it wasn't pretty), I have to disagree with s219.

Yes,...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 31, 2015 at 08:13 AM, in Mac News
It varies because the technology used to build... 1,787 Views / 10 Replies  
It varies because the technology used to build the computers has varied. Apple has worked to keep it consistent, but they'll change it when they can make it easier. It also usually isn't necessary...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 24, 2015 at 09:33 AM, in Mac OS X
If you lack the necessary disc, then the only... 1,787 Views / 10 Replies  
If you lack the necessary disc, then the only ways I can imagine to try the hardware test is to contact Apple, or find someone else near you with the needed disc.
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 22, 2015 at 11:51 AM, in Mac OS X
I just had another thought, which could also be... 1,787 Views / 10 Replies  
I just had another thought, which could also be very relevant. How often do you see the LO_WAT_ALERT in console messages? When I first saw it I thought it was power related, but then I realized...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:33 AM, in Mac OS X
This page from Apple ought to tell you how to do... 1,787 Views / 10 Replies  
This page from Apple ought to tell you how to do the hardware diagnostics I mentioned:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257

And there likely is no meaningful difference between launchd and...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:19 AM, in Mac OS X
I presume you mean a MacBook Pro since MacPro's... 1,787 Views / 10 Replies  
I presume you mean a MacBook Pro since MacPro's don't have a lid. (-:

Anywho, the logs indicate Safari is being deliberately killed, forcefully, by launchd (which has every right to do so, btw,...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 21, 2015 at 09:12 PM, in Mac OS X
I use landscape mode when I have my phone mounted... 242 Views / 1 Replies  
I use landscape mode when I have my phone mounted on my bike for map guidance if I'm on an unfamiliar route. Locking it in landscape would be *WONDERFUL* since every so often as I ride, a bump...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 14, 2015 at 02:20 PM, in Mac News
Step 1: Launch Automator and create an... 658 Views / 4 Replies  
Step 1: Launch Automator and create an application using the "Change Type of Images" action in the Photos section of the library. Set the To Type to JPEG. Save it somewhere with a unique...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Aug 14, 2015 at 02:09 PM, in Mac OS X
Google is confusing restrictions on content... 358 Views / 3 Replies  
Google is confusing restrictions on content placed by governments with restrictions on content placed by those whom the content is about.

If I recall correctly one of the initial examples...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 31, 2015 at 04:00 PM, in Mac News
I've seen numerous mentions regarding TRIM... 1,157 Views / 10 Replies  
I've seen numerous mentions regarding TRIM support that not all external enclosures forward TRIM commands to the drives. Are you sure your enclosures are forwarding TRIM commands to the drives?
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 12, 2015 at 07:46 PM, in Mac News
As long as the limited bandwidth kicks in... 290 Views / 2 Replies  
As long as the limited bandwidth kicks in independent of the type or source of data being transferred, Sprint ought to be fine. They could easily effectively limit streaming throughput in a data...
Posted by I-ku-u, on Jul 1, 2015 at 12:42 AM, in Tech News
Has that sale ended already, or not started yet? 440 Views / 2 Replies  
Has that sale ended already, or not started yet?
Posted by I-ku-u, on May 30, 2015 at 02:53 PM, in Mac News
Clearly the reviewer doesn't have accurate... 359 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... 445 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... 1,093 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... 275 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... 622 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... 983 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... 318 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... 308 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... 796 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. ... 438 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... 1,842 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... 233 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... 236 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.... 236 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... 237 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. ... 5,350 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... 5,350 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,... 5,350 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... 5,350 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... 5,350 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... 5,350 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... 5,350 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
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