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subego
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Nov 29, 2017, 01:13 PM
 
     
And.reg
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Nov 29, 2017, 02:28 PM
 
Who cares, as long as Cook can sell more WATCH bands...
This one time, at Boot Camp, I stuck a flute up my PC.
     
andi*pandi
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Nov 29, 2017, 02:53 PM
 
fix in the app store.
     
Laminar
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Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
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Nov 29, 2017, 04:09 PM
 
That was fast. I got an update notification telling me to update right away.
     
subego  (op)
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Dec 1, 2017, 11:18 PM
 
I am Root again.
     
P
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Dec 2, 2017, 10:38 AM
 
Installing 10.13.1after the root fix will break it again, but you will get prompted to reinstall the fix as well.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
badidea
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Dec 4, 2017, 10:01 AM
 
Has anyone here tested this with a login after reboot?
The OS created a desktop for root and I had a "testfile.mov" with 0kb on this desktop.
Maybe this was some developer feature which they forgot to disable?
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P
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Dec 4, 2017, 11:52 AM
 
Root is an account that must exist, but direct login is disabled by default. What this does is that it appears to enable that account somehow with a zero password. Enabling the root account wasn't all that uncommon back in the day, so there is probably still some routines that get run when it is enabled.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
badidea
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Dec 5, 2017, 10:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
Root is an account that must exist, but direct login is disabled by default. What this does is that it appears to enable that account somehow with a zero password. Enabling the root account wasn't all that uncommon back in the day, so there is probably still some routines that get run when it is enabled.
I know what root is (and fortunately didn't have to use it for quite a long time) but enabling root (or logging in with the root bug) shouldn't create a "testfile.mov"...
I just wanted to find out if this only happened on my Mac or if anyone else saw the same behaviour?
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And.reg
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Dec 5, 2017, 02:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Who cares, as long as Cook can sell more WATCH bands...
Aaaaand here they are...


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