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I think it would be important to find out why the... 621 Views / 34 Replies  
I think it would be important to find out why the OP's system won't let him erase that partition before trying a bunch of third-party software. If it's a glitch with either the enclosure or his OS,...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 07:35 PM, in Mac OS X
iPhone 5s Dock - Do Phones with Cases Fit? 74 Views / 1 Replies  
I had a nice little Memorex clock/radio/dock gadget that I used to dock my iPhone 4s for quite some time. When I moved up to a 5s, I got a 30-pin to Lightning adapter, and that worked for a while,...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 07:30 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Retina displays are great. I wouldn't call the... 397 Views / 8 Replies  
Retina displays are great. I wouldn't call the Retina concept a "boondoggle" in any way. They aren't necessary or appropriate in every situation though. For example, my wife's iPad Mini's display...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 07:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
There ARE apps for that, but they require you to... 260 Views / 15 Replies  
There ARE apps for that, but they require you to essentially manually inventory EVERYTHING first, before you start making your list in order to help you keep up with what you have in stock.

We put...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 08:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Appologies. I misunderstood (or didn't read... 621 Views / 34 Replies  
Appologies. I misunderstood (or didn't read thoroughly enough).
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:58 AM, in Mac OS X
If you only have one partition on the drive, why... 621 Views / 34 Replies  
If you only have one partition on the drive, why NOT erase the whole drive?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2014 at 07:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Battery first. As Oreo said, the machine will... 545 Views / 16 Replies  
Battery first. As Oreo said, the machine will slow itself A LOT unless there's a battery.

I think you said you have a newly formatted 650GB drive, rather than a new 650 GB drive. If the drive IS...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 23, 2014 at 06:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
"Fix" as in "keep in Dock"? OK, yeah it should... 258 Views / 6 Replies  
"Fix" as in "keep in Dock"? OK, yeah it should work with the right-click menu option. If it doesn't, I don't know why it won't. Is there perhaps something about this particular item that would...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2014 at 07:44 AM, in Mac OS X
It is big news, but so was Mavericks, and that... 1,268 Views / 28 Replies  
It is big news, but so was Mavericks, and that wasn't that long ago. I personally think that an announced but as yet not finalized or released new OS version isn't something for me to get excited...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 22, 2014 at 07:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Soft boiled eggs are graduate level stuff. ... 550 Views / 39 Replies  
Soft boiled eggs are graduate level stuff.

Let's start with something more Cooking 101-ish. Scrambled eggs...two eggs per person: break eggs into large bowl (carefully to avoid shell bits in...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 21, 2014 at 07:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Let's stay civil, shall we? Someone not catching... 2,902 Views / 135 Replies  
Let's stay civil, shall we? Someone not catching something, or not reading it the way the writer intended is not "can't read." This discussion has gone fairly nicely so far, I'd hate to have to...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 21, 2014 at 06:49 AM, in Applications
Physiologists refer to something called a "sleep... 121 Views / 1 Replies  
Physiologists refer to something called a "sleep deficit," which is typically considered to begin accumulating essentially right after one becomes fully awake after first rising in the morning (or...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 18, 2014 at 07:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I bought a small Android tablet to play with and... 14,235 Views / 762 Replies  
I bought a small Android tablet to play with and to see what the fuss with Android was all about. So far, for basic functions I'm not seeing a huge difference in the "quality" of my user experience....
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 18, 2014 at 06:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this is an incredibly important point. A... 2,902 Views / 135 Replies  
I think this is an incredibly important point. A fully installed system is a great target to clone; it gives you a "clean slate" machine state, and has (with Windows) saved my cookies many times. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 17, 2014 at 06:59 PM, in Applications
A fairly quick and easy way is based on a hanger... 9,006 Views / 364 Replies  
A fairly quick and easy way is based on a hanger stacker. It's basically a flat platform (picture a 1x4) with a pair of dowels at either end. Make something like that with pairs of dowels at the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 14, 2014 at 07:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Outlook appears to be trying to send those three... 235 Views / 4 Replies  
Outlook appears to be trying to send those three unsent messages before sending your new message. Entourage does something similar (I'm sticking with Office 2008 until I absolutely have to change,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2014 at 07:32 AM, in Applications
Maybe it actually means that when you cloned the... 533 Views / 13 Replies  
Maybe it actually means that when you cloned the backup it didn't clone the way you expected. I haven't messed around with moving/cloning TimeMachine backups, but is it possible that you actually...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2014 at 07:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
The only reason to check for updates manually,... 529 Views / 34 Replies  
The only reason to check for updates manually, let alone frequently, is when a mission critical system is giving you problems. If there is a security issue with an OS X app, Apple usually is the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:21 AM, in Applications
Well then my theory about your specific issue has... 4,873 Views / 135 Replies  
Well then my theory about your specific issue has some flaws.

I've never given Preview that sort of workload, and in particular never messed with captions to the level you're talking about. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:09 AM, in Mac OS X
Andi's firm was trying to avoid publicity - and... 205 Views / 4 Replies  
Andi's firm was trying to avoid publicity - and the impression that their building security sucks (which it does, given the reported circumstances).

Gangster, it can't hurt to ask your employer...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:01 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Are you still wearing the defibrillator vest? 1,376 Views / 81 Replies  
Are you still wearing the defibrillator vest?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
PVC is easy to cut with simple tools. I've used... 5,139 Views / 290 Replies  
PVC is easy to cut with simple tools. I've used a table saw, a hack saw, a razor saw, etc. As reader50 points out, freehand cutting or scribing on PVC is tricky and you will definitely need a guide...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Summer vacation may change the kid's behavior, or... 1,583 Views / 77 Replies  
Summer vacation may change the kid's behavior, or may not. But the parents of the other kids can do something during that time: organize. Presenting the new Head with what's happened in the past...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
and.reg, it sounds like what you're seeing is... 4,873 Views / 135 Replies  
and.reg, it sounds like what you're seeing is just Preview being too busy doing what you already told it to do to properly manage the new inputs. The "bug" I'm seeing in this is that it actually...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:10 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, it's possible that rebuilding the database... 595 Views / 26 Replies  
Yes, it's possible that rebuilding the database might have fixed the problem, but only somewhat possible. The interconnections among Outlook and the various things that Outlook tries to use or...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Wow. I'm glad it was an "interesting" experience... 1,376 Views / 81 Replies  
Wow. I'm glad it was an "interesting" experience and not something we hear about from someone else...

While I don't know how much it costs, a pacemaker check is often as simple as having the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2014 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With Microsoft, I never count on their software... 595 Views / 26 Replies  
With Microsoft, I never count on their software to play well with other MS software, let alone leaving their mitts off of someone else's software. I pretty much expect their installers to run...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2014 at 04:16 PM, in Mac OS X
I'll bet it's either still deleting all the... 208 Views / 1 Replies  
I'll bet it's either still deleting all the podcast episodes, or trying to download them again. The last few versions of iTunes have been "interesting" in terms of how my own podcast selections have...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2014 at 09:03 AM, in Applications
June results are in! It wasn't as busy as May or... 14,119 Views / 265 Replies  
June results are in! It wasn't as busy as May or April, and our staff was on top of a couple of "interesting" attempts to spammify our lovely forums. But again, without the help of our Diligent...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:54 AM, in Feedback
Sounds like karma worked for you, Unicast. ... 1,583 Views / 77 Replies  
Sounds like karma worked for you, Unicast.

matty, any updates?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2014 at 07:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks. pbowser, what IS the hardware your... 503 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks.

pbowser, what IS the hardware your provider provided?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2014 at 06:52 AM, in Networking
A Starbucks fee app? That's how I got Kayak. 14,818 Views / 223 Replies  
A Starbucks fee app? That's how I got Kayak.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2014 at 06:50 AM, in iPhone Apps
Doc, from someone like you who actually gets his... 300 Views / 5 Replies  
Doc, from someone like you who actually gets his hands dirty with other people's machines, your Disk Warrior endorsement feels like high praise. I'm putting it on my wish list...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2014 at 06:49 AM, in Applications
Have you shut down and done a cold restart? I've... 595 Views / 26 Replies  
Have you shut down and done a cold restart? I've found that MS apps (even under OS X) sometimes don't quite finish their business during an install and that they sometimes require at least one full...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2014 at 06:47 AM, in Mac OS X
For me, it comes down to what size TV you're... 1,192 Views / 18 Replies  
For me, it comes down to what size TV you're going to be watching, and what sorts of movies you're going to be watching. I have a 55" flat screen TV, and for the most part I watch Blu-Ray movies...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2014 at 06:42 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Was the modem you got relatively easy to... 503 Views / 9 Replies  
Was the modem you got relatively easy to configure to bridge the Internet connection for your router? I haven't spent much time considering cable modems, so I haven't researched them much, but we're...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2014 at 07:27 AM, in Networking
I use Chrome more than any other browser; it just... 300 Views / 5 Replies  
I use Chrome more than any other browser; it just works better for me.

I don't do a lot of creative stuff, but recently my wife asked me to help her with a short video that she captured with her...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2014 at 07:22 AM, in Applications
It still depends on what hardware your provider... 503 Views / 9 Replies  
It still depends on what hardware your provider gave you. Some cable modem/VOIP boxes are hard to configure, and others are "locked" by the provider to keep customers' grubby hands out of the works...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 3, 2014 at 08:07 AM, in Networking
I concur on the separate devices setup. I get... 503 Views / 9 Replies  
I concur on the separate devices setup. I get really good range with my AirPort Extreme, which is connected to the Internet via a DSL modem.

With VOIP, you can still use a separate router, you...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:30 PM, in Networking
Felons should have a standardized process to... 592 Views / 51 Replies  
Felons should have a standardized process to restore their federal voting rights. This process must take into account the type of crime they committed, their efforts at restitution or mitigation of...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2014 at 06:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When another parent fails to sufficiiently manage... 1,583 Views / 77 Replies  
When another parent fails to sufficiiently manage their child, and that child is both a problem to others AND "known" to most of the other kids' parents, it's not a matter of "accommodating" a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2014 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Plastic wrap is like masking tape, but so thin it... 5,139 Views / 290 Replies  
Plastic wrap is like masking tape, but so thin it won't impinge on the appliance. Makeup can be applied all the way to the skin, and the plastic keeps it off the appliance - but there's usually...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2014 at 05:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Go to the school's administration - not just the... 1,583 Views / 77 Replies  
Go to the school's administration - not just the principle, but higher up. A child that EVERYBODY knows for being a violent, bullying child, is a problem for everyone, and the school is liable for...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Start with a new playlist. See that it works for... 219 Views / 5 Replies  
Start with a new playlist. See that it works for you before you change any other playlists.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
He was, as the Academy put it a few years ago,... 267 Views / 4 Replies  
He was, as the Academy put it a few years ago, "the quintessential chameleon." He was his characters on screen.

I find it interesting that, long before my experience with out of state students at...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 27, 2014 at 07:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ditto. It probably was the makeup that... 5,139 Views / 290 Replies  
Ditto.

It probably was the makeup that gave you problems with adhesion, but there's a way around getting the makeup under the edge of the appliance. Once the appliance is on, the makeup is...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 27, 2014 at 07:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As for iTunes, yes it's possible. One thing I... 261 Views / 4 Replies  
As for iTunes, yes it's possible. One thing I found as an issue with iTunes libraries on an external device of any kind was that it took a lot longer for iTunes to find the next song...every time. ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 27, 2014 at 07:01 AM, in Networking
Me likes! 5,139 Views / 290 Replies  
Me likes!
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Federal law disqualifies persons who have felony... 592 Views / 51 Replies  
Federal law disqualifies persons who have felony convictions (defined as convictions that could result in a sentence of confinement of one year or more, since different states have different specific...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 07:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think web ads have more middle-men than the... 4,361 Views / 123 Replies  
I think web ads have more middle-men than the diamond trade has...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 07:04 AM, in Feedback
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