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Good progress... 1,323 Views / 10 Replies  
The lack of black lines indicates it is not a RAM-shortage problem. The white lines indicate that disk data is being cached in RAM (paged-in) and this is normal when chugging through disk-based...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Apr 22, 2015 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Some things to check... 1,323 Views / 10 Replies  
Here is a link to an old but very valuable utility that I keep in my dock and autorun on login. Although it displays its result by default in the dock itself, I set my copy up to present a window on...
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Apr 21, 2015 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: large mail attachments. I could not find... 321 Views / 1 Replies  
Re: large mail attachments.

I could not find the actual article in the forums using keyword search.

See if this video helps.
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Posted by AlenShapiro, on Feb 3, 2015 at 04:47 PM, in Mac News
I don't see this as a vulnerability in OS X. By... 438 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 08:36 PM, in Tech News
Re: iFixit has 15,000 iPhone Liberation Kits ... 229 Views / 1 Replies  
Re: iFixit has 15,000 iPhone Liberation Kits
...and... they're gone :-(
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Jul 1, 2014 at 02:40 PM, in Mac News
Yes But..... A typical user does not leave a... 177 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 05:49 PM, in Tech News
Sooo... When can I tie this to a laser shining... 186 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 12:57 PM, in Tech News
What does the malware do? How can I identify if... 199 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 08:02 AM, in Tech News
While you're at it Mr Commissioner, perhaps you... 296 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 05:55 AM, in Tech News
Re: Communism @nm3 1,489 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 07:02 PM, in Tech News
"Jailbreaking technically becomes illegal on new... 1,015 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 11:48 AM, in Tech News
How about prior art. Terminal command "more",... 179 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 11:39 AM, in Mac News
Prior art..... more *.c Now if only there was... 302 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 10:01 PM, in Tech News
At least we know now where the Proview guys went... 734 Views / 24 Replies  
At least we know now where the Proview guys went :-)
Posted by AlenShapiro, on Sep 4, 2012 at 02:47 PM, in Tech News
The Irony. Does this mean that, from now on,... 666 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 04:21 AM, in Tech News
I don't see it as a publicity stunt. How about... 324 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 03:55 AM, in Tech News
Personally I prefer stripes. Perhaps frequent... 139 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 01:24 PM, in Tech News
It's Not Christmas or Xmas 7,640 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 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple's latest corporate idiocy 2,834 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 03:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The terminal type environment variable was... 44,157 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 03:58 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm seeing these messages correlating (somewhat)... 510 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 05:16 AM, in Networking
I stand corrected. Would all those people... 2,464 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 03:03 PM, in Mac OS X
I got my modem devices back by reinstalling the... 2,464 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 11:30 AM, in Mac OS X
I too get the "nothing happens on connect. I... 2,464 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 10:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Does anyone know if: http://www.bthsnews.org ... 4,243 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 11:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Does anyone know if: http://www.bthsnews.org ... 7,140 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 11:27 AM, in Applications
Trusting that Apple will provide a fix and having... 931 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 06:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you disable the "Apple Audio Extension" that... 266 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 10:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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