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If it still had external power bricks, sure, but... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
If it still had external power bricks, sure, but few modern drives do - certainly all 2.5" drives are buspowered and have been for years.

I don't think I've ever seen an external enclosure fail...
Posted by P, on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM, in macOS
Hm. Do you have the "repeat calls" setting on? If... 1,016 Views / 29 Replies  
Hm. Do you have the "repeat calls" setting on? If so, the call would get through if someone called twice within three minutes.
Posted by P, on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Do Not Distrub (the main switch, or the one in... 1,016 Views / 29 Replies  
Do Not Distrub (the main switch, or the one in Control Center) is the master switch for the feature. When it is off, all calls come through.
Posted by P, on Feb 12, 2018 at 11:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If you have a Mac, there is one built in. Hold... 575 Views / 3 Replies  
If you have a Mac, there is one built in. Hold option and click the Wifi menu in the menubar. Select "Open Wireless Diagnostics".

For iOS, I found this:
...
Posted by P, on Feb 12, 2018 at 08:00 AM, in iOS Apps
Reliable? You'd have to show some stats to back... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
Reliable? You'd have to show some stats to back that up. Neater? Eh. Apple is cutting so many corners to make things thinner, they're not going to save space for a HDD bay that the vast majority of...
Posted by P, on Feb 12, 2018 at 07:56 AM, in macOS
No, this is even older - this is something one of... 8,616 Views / 401 Replies  
No, this is even older - this is something one of the Kennedys did back in the... I want to say seventies? Even earlier? It is an old chestnut that gets brought up every now and then.



It is...
Posted by P, on Feb 8, 2018 at 04:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The text on that screen says: While Do Not... 1,016 Views / 29 Replies  
The text on that screen says:

While Do Not Disturb is enabled, calls and alerts that arrive while locked will be silenced, and a moon icon will appear in the status bar.

A little further down,...
Posted by P, on Feb 8, 2018 at 09:28 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
But what is the advantage for the consumer to... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
But what is the advantage for the consumer to have a drive bay over using an external drive?
Posted by P, on Feb 8, 2018 at 05:06 AM, in macOS
Yes, the FaceID scanner is a 3D scanner. 4,591 Views / 50 Replies  
Yes, the FaceID scanner is a 3D scanner.
Posted by P, on Feb 8, 2018 at 05:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
See the small text under the main switch. It... 1,016 Views / 29 Replies  
See the small text under the main switch. It makes it quite clear how the DND setting works by default.



Control center is for things you change often. The vast majority of people will set DND...
Posted by P, on Feb 8, 2018 at 04:58 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hold control for each photo you click to select... 424 Views / 6 Replies  
Hold control for each photo you click to select multiple.
Posted by P, on Feb 2, 2018 at 07:40 AM, in macOS
A design studio would know to upgrade its Macs... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
A design studio would know to upgrade its Macs from the base storage, I think, so the 256GB argument probably doesn't apply for them. A Fusion Drive of a 1 or 2TB 2.5" drive and the full 128GB flash...
Posted by P, on Feb 2, 2018 at 06:10 AM, in macOS
There is a setting for that as well, whether DND... 1,016 Views / 29 Replies  
There is a setting for that as well, whether DND should work always or "only when iPhone is locked".
Posted by P, on Feb 2, 2018 at 06:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I think the reason Apple did not move to flash by... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
I think the reason Apple did not move to flash by default in the iMac is that they have a not insignificant number of people with massive libraries on the main drive - whether it is photos or...
Posted by P, on Feb 1, 2018 at 11:29 AM, in macOS
Pretty sure that it's a cartel, at least for RAM.... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
Pretty sure that it's a cartel, at least for RAM. RAM manufacturers have had a rough few years before the recent spike, so likely they are colluding - again.
Posted by P, on Feb 1, 2018 at 11:23 AM, in macOS
I think that the design of the iMac Pro, which... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
I think that the design of the iMac Pro, which doesn't even have space for spinning discs, foreshadows the end of them in Macs. The issue is that NAND and RAM prices have been trending up lately, so...
Posted by P, on Feb 1, 2018 at 04:33 AM, in macOS
1) Things are removed 24 hours after you viewed... 11,408 Views / 157 Replies  
1) Things are removed 24 hours after you viewed them last, but if you went to say this exact thread every day for five days, it would show up in the list five times.

2) Well, that is hard to...
Posted by P, on Jan 31, 2018 at 06:16 AM, in macOS
Information is sketchy on what exactly it means... 30,358 Views / 624 Replies  
Information is sketchy on what exactly it means and when the things are sold - at least one made it seem like things are sold only to pay off debts. The articles I have seen only speak of the problem...
Posted by P, on Jan 30, 2018 at 08:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://m.imgur.com/gallery/GsAHb The text... 291 Views / 9 Replies  
https://m.imgur.com/gallery/GsAHb

The text is in Swedish, but not very funny.
Posted by P, on Jan 29, 2018 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Comes from having what is probably the world's... 291 Views / 9 Replies  
Comes from having what is probably the world's biggest cheapskate as an owner. He died of pneumonia, which he picked up from a fellow passenger when he was travelling recently.

He was flying coach.
Posted by P, on Jan 29, 2018 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Last I was in the US, they stamped my passport in... 30,358 Views / 624 Replies  
Last I was in the US, they stamped my passport in the same way on entry. Back when we had visas towards the US, they also stamped it in that exact way - right in the middle of a page - and the...
Posted by P, on Jan 24, 2018 at 05:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree, it should be off by default. ... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
I agree, it should be off by default.



The same can be said of Filevault full disk encryption. That is, IIRC, a setup option on first boot. I don't see why this shouldn't be the same.



I...
Posted by P, on Jan 24, 2018 at 05:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
The lockdown features of the T2 can be completely... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
The lockdown features of the T2 can be completely disabled, if you do it before the Mac crashes in the first place. If I were to get an iMac Pro, I would do so first thing.

Apple is not the first...
Posted by P, on Jan 23, 2018 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which was the last iMac where it was reasonably... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
Which was the last iMac where it was reasonably convenient to upgrade internal storage on? The first iMac G5 was great, but that was what, 15 years ago? The one after had that silliness with the...
Posted by P, on Jan 23, 2018 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am much less concerned about internal storage... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
I am much less concerned about internal storage for an iMac now than I was before TB3. It is the same bandwidth (PCIe 3.0 x4) as the internal, there is more than enough bus power to avoid an external...
Posted by P, on Jan 23, 2018 at 07:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
In my mind, it is one of those loose buckles with... 30,358 Views / 624 Replies  
In my mind, it is one of those loose buckles with a beer opener.

(yanking out the seatbelt sensor is very very stupid on any modern car for a lot of different reasons, including the fact that the...
Posted by P, on Jan 22, 2018 at 05:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Restoring old Macs gets expensive fast... ... 392 Views / 2 Replies  
Restoring old Macs gets expensive fast...

That fan though: When an otherwise working fans gets noisy for no reason, usually it is a sleeve-bearing fan where all the oil has evaporated. There is...
Posted by P, on Jan 22, 2018 at 05:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
When you get close to the limit of what the... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
When you get close to the limit of what the hardware can handle, power consumption goes as the clockspeed cubed. Dropping the clock a little bit causes a massive power saving.

Intel is also...
Posted by P, on Jan 22, 2018 at 05:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
The bigger CPUs have the same TDP as the 8-core,... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
The bigger CPUs have the same TDP as the 8-core, but Vega 64 has a TDP that is 85W higher than Vega 56. That is my concern with the Vega 64 upgrade - the iMac Pro looks like it is just barely capable...
Posted by P, on Jan 17, 2018 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
This article implies that the iMac Pro will... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
This article implies that the iMac Pro will throttle if you ramp up both CPU and GPU at the same time:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/12/29/video-does-the-imac-pro-get-too-hot-when-under-load...
Posted by P, on Jan 17, 2018 at 06:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
I know that the wording is confusing, but the GPU... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
I know that the wording is confusing, but the GPU must be working at close to its max capacity, because there is nothing else to fill out those 160W that are missing from the equation. If you go back...
Posted by P, on Jan 16, 2018 at 08:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
The reason I think the Vega 64 will throttle is... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
The reason I think the Vega 64 will throttle is this page:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208378

The iMac uses 64W while idle, and 370W at full blast. As a decent approximation, that means...
Posted by P, on Jan 15, 2018 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Personally I would skip the Vega 64 upgrade, as... 1,056 Views / 24 Replies  
Personally I would skip the Vega 64 upgrade, as the upgrade is comparatively minor and I suspect that the bigger GPU will throttle anyway. Then again, we don’t know the clocks of Apple’s GPUs, so it...
Posted by P, on Jan 15, 2018 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
That one has the added wrinkle of the fact that... 8,616 Views / 401 Replies  
That one has the added wrinkle of the fact that her guardian on set reported her suspicions, and they were ignored.
Posted by P, on Jan 15, 2018 at 09:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Stan Lee's appears to be related to medication,... 8,616 Views / 401 Replies  
Stan Lee's appears to be related to medication, as was (supposedly) George HW Bush.
Posted by P, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In 2018, sure, but Cosby was enormous back in the... 8,616 Views / 401 Replies  
In 2018, sure, but Cosby was enormous back in the day - certainly bigger than Franco ever was.
Posted by P, on Jan 11, 2018 at 06:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know that he is not a nobody, but if he directs... 8,616 Views / 401 Replies  
I know that he is not a nobody, but if he directs one movie a year, he can influence employment opportunities for one movie a year - an indie movie with maybe two speaking parts for women. Weinstein...
Posted by P, on Jan 11, 2018 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We're getting a little far down the totempole if... 8,616 Views / 401 Replies  
We're getting a little far down the totempole if the "man with power" is now James Franco. What pull does he have? "If you won't, I'll make sure you're not the implausibly hot woman Seth Rogen makes...
Posted by P, on Jan 11, 2018 at 05:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nah. Apple had a music player app, and gradually... 1,461 Views / 10 Replies  
Nah. Apple had a music player app, and gradually decided to move everything into it. It got bloated, and someone got the task to clean it up a bit. They removed ancillary things - whether because of...
Posted by P, on Jan 11, 2018 at 05:19 AM, in Applications
Yeah OK, fair enough. As long as you don't reuse... 411 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah OK, fair enough. As long as you don't reuse the password somewhere else.
Posted by P, on Jan 10, 2018 at 09:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What you're describing is the "battery horse... 411 Views / 10 Replies  
What you're describing is the "battery horse staple" rule (from an old XKCD), and modern password crackers include tests for it. 10,000 tries per second is way too low - they run these things on GPUs...
Posted by P, on Jan 10, 2018 at 05:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My usually way is to make up a decently long... 411 Views / 10 Replies  
My usually way is to make up a decently long sentence and use the first (or first two) letters from each word.
Posted by P, on Jan 8, 2018 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
4K movies? What happened was basically this:... 1,461 Views / 10 Replies  
4K movies?

What happened was basically this:

* Intel invented HDCP, a format that requires the display to authenticate with the player before the player will play any protected movies. The...
Posted by P, on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:43 AM, in Applications
His response is that this was always planned, and... 942 Views / 33 Replies  
His response is that this was always planned, and he just didn't change it, and anyway the stock price hasn't dropped any yet.



The Register has gained a bit of a second wind over this, I feel....
Posted by P, on Jan 8, 2018 at 07:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wifi-password is 63 randomly chosen... 411 Views / 10 Replies  
My wifi-password is 63 randomly chosen characters. I limited it to printable ASCII, but even so, it is a bit of a challenge to input.

My TV has a wired connection, though.
Posted by P, on Jan 8, 2018 at 07:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had to look this up, because the history was... 942 Views / 33 Replies  
I had to look this up, because the history was fuzzy, but..

10.4 only ported System.lib to 64-bit.
10.5 ported all of Cocoa and all its underlying libraries.
10.6 shipped with a 64-bit kernel...
Posted by P, on Jan 6, 2018 at 06:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have been thinking about that. The Meltdown... 942 Views / 33 Replies  
I have been thinking about that. The Meltdown paper describes a way to prevent it - basically to check if a memory read is allowed early in the pipeline, ideally straight after decode (=when it is...
Posted by P, on Jan 5, 2018 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394 ... 942 Views / 33 Replies  
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208394

Official statement from Apple. MacOS is indeed already patched for Meltdown, but crucially so is iOS and tvOS. Interesting - that implies that Apple’s ARM...
Posted by P, on Jan 4, 2018 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that having supported multiple processor... 942 Views / 33 Replies  
I think that having supported multiple processor architectures with different page table designs over the years helped Apple respond quickly here. Both Windows and Linux have been x86 first for a...
Posted by P, on Jan 4, 2018 at 02:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not only that, but a 2009 iMac will be missing... 942 Views / 33 Replies  
Not only that, but a 2009 iMac will be missing the "PCID" feature. That feature minimizes the performance impact of the Meltdown patch, at least on Linux, so a patch of a Mac that old would...
Posted by P, on Jan 4, 2018 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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