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Indeed. My point is that it's not exactly time... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
Indeed. My point is that it's not exactly time consuming / difficult. It's as easy as stealing the HDD out of most laptops...which isn't ideal.
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 21, 2010 at 06:55 AM, in Mac OS X
Sorry, I've only just seen your post...thanks for... 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
Sorry, I've only just seen your post...thanks for that! :)
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 20, 2010 at 06:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Note my signature...:lol: The 'Old Faithful'... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
Note my signature...:lol:

The 'Old Faithful' is still in service. I also use TrueCrypt...gotta love freeware! :D:thumbsup:
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 20, 2010 at 06:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Precisely. The problem is that in certain of... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
Precisely. The problem is that in certain of Apple's laptops, removing the RAM in order to reset the firmware password isn't that difficult / could potentially be done inside the premises very...
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 20, 2010 at 05:09 PM, in Mac OS X
OK; So which security measures do you use? -... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
OK; So which security measures do you use?

- No security is invincible / unbreakable. The trick is making it too difficult to be worthwhile for someone to try. ;)
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 20, 2010 at 01:53 PM, in Mac OS X
So BIOS passwords on even the cheapest netbooks... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
So BIOS passwords on even the cheapest netbooks stop thieves dead in their tracks (unless they have the skills to mess about with the motherboard and circumvent the password protection - it's not as...
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 20, 2010 at 06:15 AM, in Mac OS X
Hi everyone, I was just wondering which... 1,182 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I was just wondering which current Macs will play GTA IV in XP/Win7 with reasonable graphics settings...specifically wondering how good the new i7 MacBook Pro would be with its'...
Posted by Clivey, on Jun 22, 2010 at 05:57 PM, in Gaming
What I'm interested in is protecting the data on... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
What I'm interested in is protecting the data on my PowerBook, and also making sure that any thieving bar-stewards can't simply replace the HDD and sell it on as a working machine.

I suppose I...
Posted by Clivey, on Mar 6, 2010 at 07:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Meaning that there is NO WAY to bypass the... 2,541 Views / 41 Replies  
Meaning that there is NO WAY to bypass the firmware password? :confused:
Posted by Clivey, on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:12 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for your help everyone, I tried... 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
Thanks for your help everyone,

I tried creating another user account for testing purposes, and the problem was still present...however I have now downloaded Tuxera NTFS 2010.1 (trial) and...
Posted by Clivey, on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:01 AM, in Mac OS X
I've just tried with another NTFS-formatted... 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
I've just tried with another NTFS-formatted external HDD (this time a 1TB Seagate) with the same results.

I then tried a FAT-32 formatted 1GB USB stick, and that's working normally. :confused:
...
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Hmmm...it seems a bit extreme to reinstall the OS... 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
Hmmm...it seems a bit extreme to reinstall the OS over this, and I'm not even sure that the 3rd party program is causing the problem. Is there anything else that could have caused access to an NTFS...
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 08:55 AM, in Mac OS X
How can I be sure? - I presume by looking where... 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
How can I be sure? - I presume by looking where reader50 says?

The way I deleted the program was to type the name into Spotlight and delete all files that appeared (all were related to the...
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 06:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I have deleted the... 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I have deleted the application (that is dragged the app + all associated files I found using Spotlight to the trash, then emptied it)...but I was wondering (please bear...
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 1, 2010 at 10:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Help! USB HDDs are suddenly extremely slow. 2,399 Views / 15 Replies  
Hi all,

For some time now I've been using a Seagate 300GB USB External HDD (NTFS formatted) at work, with no problems. I have also just started using a USB docking station for SATA HDDs.

I have...
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 1, 2010 at 08:57 AM, in Mac OS X
Haha! Thanks for that - mine was the same.... 399 Views / 2 Replies  
Haha!

Thanks for that - mine was the same. That's not something I would have chosen to restrict, so it must've been a default setting.
Posted by Clivey, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM, in Feedback
Thanks guys. After sourcing an identical... 530 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks guys. After sourcing an identical replacement, I saw that although the screens use the same connector, the cable for the iBook screen is too short to fit the PowerBook.

Thankfully, my PB is...
Posted by Clivey, on Jan 29, 2010 at 06:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Problem Viewing Forums 399 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

I'm having a frustrating problem when viewing the MacNN forums: No matter which subforum I'm viewing, I can only see the first page of threads (the most recently active).:brick:

When I...
Posted by Clivey, on Jan 29, 2010 at 06:34 AM, in Feedback
Quick question - URGENT! 530 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all,

After daily use since I bought it new in September '05, the screen on my loyal PowerBook G4 12" has developed a fault.

However, since September, I've worked in computer repair and...
Posted by Clivey, on Dec 10, 2009 at 06:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry for the delayed reply (my life is extremely... 2,647 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry for the delayed reply (my life is extremely busy at the moment), but I didn't understand your post...

...what's a "point update"? And why would my computer suddenly go from having the...
Posted by Clivey, on Oct 9, 2009 at 07:17 AM, in Networking
Poll: Forza 3 is a definite for me: I'm a "proper" car... 1,823 Views / 68 Replies  
Forza 3 is a definite for me: I'm a "proper" car enthusiast! ;)

I'm always disappointed that most console racing games are too "arcadey" or casual...Forza has always had substance.
Posted by Clivey, on Sep 12, 2009 at 07:11 AM, in Gaming
Thanks for that! :cool::thumbsup: I didn't... 2,647 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for that! :cool::thumbsup:

I didn't realise that the software updates didn't include firmware updates. Is this true for the whole system? If so, are there any easy ways to make sure you...
Posted by Clivey, on Sep 12, 2009 at 06:41 AM, in Networking
Hi, I'm running OSX 10.4.11 and all software is... 2,647 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi, I'm running OSX 10.4.11 and all software is up to date - I'm now confused because I know I had WPA personal encryption before and I'm at a loss to figure-out what I've done differently.:confused:
Posted by Clivey, on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:22 PM, in Networking
PowerBook G4 + Airport Express + WPA Personal 2,647 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi everyone,

I've been running a WiFi network (using an Airport Express base station) with WPA Personal security for some time now, but recently I needed to update the software on my PSP, which is...
Posted by Clivey, on Sep 7, 2009 at 05:58 AM, in Networking
Sorry. I did search Apple's database but entered... 274 Views / 2 Replies  
Sorry. I did search Apple's database but entered "Archive and Install" in the search box rather than "Installation Options" - it lead me to a different page with some of the information I needed but...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 21, 2007 at 08:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I just realised that I didn't actually type... 329 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, I just realised that I didn't actually type what I was thinking (brain fart . I've got the computer working again now, thanks!:D

Can I refer you to the following thread? I need assistance...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:34 PM, in Applications
Post Archive and Install setup 274 Views / 2 Replies  
After having a corrupted system file, I peformed an archive and install on my system. Nearly everything so far seems to work exactly the same as before except for:

There is a folder on my HDD...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, that's what the store said - all I need now... 329 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, that's what the store said - all I need now is the keyboard shortcut to boot from my install CD.

EDIT: I've found it. Command + C

Thanks everyone for their help,

Clivey
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 21, 2007 at 11:56 AM, in Applications
Nope, can't be that. The computer's not had a... 329 Views / 9 Replies  
Nope, can't be that. The computer's not had a shock of any kind and the Airport card's seated correctly. I took the computer into the store I bought it from today and seeing as I have a full backup...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 21, 2007 at 11:33 AM, in Applications
OKay, you're right so far! (Thanks!) It's logged... 329 Views / 9 Replies  
OKay, you're right so far! (Thanks!) It's logged into Darwin.
It now says:

Computer-Name:~ Name$

I just want to log-into Tiger and use it as normal...:cry: What do I do?

P.S. (To anyone...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:58 PM, in Applications
To add to the above post: The actual error... 329 Views / 9 Replies  
To add to the above post: The actual error message reads:

Darwin/BSD (Computer-Name.local) (console)

Since leaving the computer on this screen, this line has been added to the screen:

Login:...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:02 PM, in Applications
What happened? 329 Views / 9 Replies  
Okay, I'm using the girlfriend's iBook to post this because something really worrying just happened to my PowerBook:

I have been using the computer all morning/early afternoon at home with no...
Posted by Clivey, on Nov 20, 2007 at 03:33 PM, in Applications
Ah, I've already ripped a DVD to my HDD, can you... 3,436 Views / 10 Replies  
Ah, I've already ripped a DVD to my HDD, can you talk me through the steps to burn please?

Thanks for any help in advance,

Clivey:D
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 11, 2006 at 07:49 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Copying DVDs 3,436 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm looking to make back-up copies of my DVDs so that I don't have to worry about taking them to college. I've just tried to use Roxio Toast 7 Titanium but it wont copy copy protected discs. Thw...
Posted by Clivey, on Feb 11, 2006 at 07:44 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
 
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