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This is not ballot harvesting, which is a real... 167,234 Views / 711 Replies  
This is not ballot harvesting, which is a real problem that has real consequences which lead to the disenfranchisement of everyone.

Ballot harvesting is when political activists go into...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jul 4, 2021 at 02:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good. The Constitution is pretty clear on... 167,234 Views / 711 Replies  
Good.

The Constitution is pretty clear on this one: the states have the authority to dictate how their elections are carried out. The federal legislature explicitly does not have that authority.
Posted by shifuimam, on Jul 1, 2021 at 03:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Glad to hear you figured it out!! If you... 2,015 Views / 6 Replies  
Glad to hear you figured it out!!

If you still use any old hardware, you can also run an AppleTalk zone over TCP/IP, and host an AppleShare for older Macs to connect to. We use one of our Linux...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 17, 2021 at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When's the last time you updated? If it's been a... 2,015 Views / 6 Replies  
When's the last time you updated? If it's been a long time (many months or years), you're probably better off just reinstalling.

What are you seeing when you try to do stuff (like set up the file...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 17, 2021 at 10:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My assumption is that the creator, Concerned Ape,... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
My assumption is that the creator, Concerned Ape, was probably bullied a lot when he was a kid for being nerdy and creative, so he channeled the stereotypes he observed and hated around him into the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 13, 2021 at 08:34 PM, in Gaming
I am sad to report that freezing my MBP battery... 1,807 Views / 10 Replies  
I am sad to report that freezing my MBP battery did not resurrect it. At first it seemed slightly hopeful, but once the machine finally booted, the battery showed up as "replace immediately".

Oh...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2021 at 07:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You might be thinking of a Harvest Moon game.... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
You might be thinking of a Harvest Moon game. Stardew Valley isn't available for DS. The oldest console it's on is Vita, and that was abandoned after 1.3 (sadly).
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2021 at 08:09 PM, in Gaming
I'd say that the game is more anti-globalist.... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
I'd say that the game is more anti-globalist. It's not anti-capitalist, since there are multiple markets, trading posts at every location, and you basically beat the game by making enough money to...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2021 at 08:08 PM, in Gaming
I don't think so. Only reason I say this is... 1,807 Views / 10 Replies  
I don't think so.

Only reason I say this is because I found a seller on eBay awhile back with a pile of old new stock 12" PB G4 batteries, and I bought several. I was very surprised when they...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2021 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm guessing MacOS has something similar to... 3,455 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm guessing MacOS has something similar to connected standby in Windows - it's a feature of newer CPUs and chipsets which allows the computer to temporarily wake in a very low-power mode to do...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Boo, sorry to hear that. I love the... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
Boo, sorry to hear that. I love the aesthetic...it's evocative of my favorite old DOS games.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2021 at 03:53 PM, in Gaming
Batteries used to last longer. I really... 3,455 Views / 16 Replies  
Batteries used to last longer.

I really dislike how disposable electronics have become - it's caused batteries to decline in overall quality.

I still have freaking PowerBook G3 batteries that...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2021 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
lol you think I'm that far behind? :D nah... 1,951 Views / 2 Replies  
lol you think I'm that far behind? :D

nah we're on the waiting list, but it's first come, first served, so it'll be awhile before our signup is processed and we actually get service.

Other...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 9, 2021 at 03:50 PM, in Networking
Harvest Moon is shit tbh, the multi-step process... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
Harvest Moon is shit tbh, the multi-step process to do anything is just soooo tedious.

Have you tried Stardew Valley? Super awesome farm RPG with a SNES Chrono Trigger aesthetic. The guy who did...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 8, 2021 at 10:02 PM, in Gaming
Downloading Twitter archive over satellite 1,951 Views / 2 Replies  
I have ViaSat. It's...Internet. Really, really bad Internet. I'm trying to download an archive of a Twitter account, and the download keeps failing. Since Twitter's server, for whatever stupid...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 8, 2021 at 09:55 PM, in Networking
Both are lithium. Neither charge *at all* -... 1,807 Views / 10 Replies  
Both are lithium. Neither charge *at all* - doesn't matter how long they're on a charger.

I have a dead clamshell battery too...and I'm interested in that one now because those batteries are no...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wasn't he permabanned like a decade ago? 6,614 Views / 84 Replies  
Wasn't he permabanned like a decade ago?
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The disposability of tech is something I have a... 6,614 Views / 84 Replies  
The disposability of tech is something I have a special hatred for. I try to reuse every single computer I have. I give old laptops to people who need them. My Surface Pro 3 needs a new battery, and...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beware the lifespan of EGO batteries though.... 3,911 Views / 26 Replies  
Beware the lifespan of EGO batteries though. We've had two crap out since we bought into the ecosystem about six or seven years ago. Batteries are pricey, too. My plan is to buy cells and refurb the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 12:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the tip!! I will try that today. I... 1,807 Views / 10 Replies  
Thanks for the tip!! I will try that today. I went ahead and ordered a replacement on Amazon with decent reviews (I know OWC has a NewerTech one but it's almost $100 and we don't have as much...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is there any way to forcibly revive a dead battery? 1,807 Views / 10 Replies  
I have two different Mac laptops with batteries that are practically brand new in terms of usage but are completely dead and don't even try to charge. One only has nine charge cycles on it.

Is...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll take it if it's still available. 1,046 Views / 10 Replies  
I'll take it if it's still available.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 10:56 AM, in Marketplace
sorry for the necro, just wanted to add: * ... 3,455 Views / 16 Replies  
sorry for the necro, just wanted to add:

* Never discharge a lithium ion or polymer battery completely. Doing so risks killing the battery completely and permanently.
* Use the battery from...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 6, 2021 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Cloned original iBook G3 HDD with latest CCC in El Capitan...OS 9 is unstable now 26,029 Views / 1 Replies  
I swapped the 128GB SSD in my 12" PB G4 over to my 12" iBook G3. To do this, I used Carbon Copy Cloner on a 15" C2D MBP running El Capitan, cloning the iBook's original hard drive onto the...
Posted by shifuimam, on Jun 6, 2020 at 04:35 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Details here: ... 13,974 Views / 2 Replies  
Details here:
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/PowerBook+G4+Aluminum+12-Inch+1-1.5+GHz+LCD+panel+upgrade/3117

I think I might upgrade my Pismo, too. XGA is so lame.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 30, 2020 at 03:06 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Also...is there any distinct advantage to 9.2.1... 9,202 Views / 9 Replies  
Also...is there any distinct advantage to 9.2.1 or 9.2.2 over 9.0.4 or 9.1.2?

I need MacPerl support, but everything else I do I think is supported across versions of OS 9.

ETA: I'm remembering...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 30, 2020 at 03:04 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Are there any logging tools I can use to see... 9,202 Views / 9 Replies  
Are there any logging tools I can use to see what's barfing when the Finder crashes? That would help narrow it down...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 07:25 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Interesting. I'd like to see them show up in the... 5,937 Views / 7 Replies  
Interesting. I'd like to see them show up in the bootloader. I know the bootloader will auto-detect EFI stuff, but any ideas on how I might add it manually?
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in macOS
Yeah, that's what I ended up doing. It runs great... 5,221 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, that's what I ended up doing. It runs great now.

At least it was just a simple clone instead of a full reinstall of the OS.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
ffs wrote a response and I ate it because I'm... 5,937 Views / 7 Replies  
ffs wrote a response and I ate it because I'm dumb.

TL;DR - the script does work, but the partition it creates doesn't show up anywhere. The only way to boot it is via Cmd+R.

With a...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 05:03 PM, in macOS
Journaled. But I'm 99% sure it's because I... 5,221 Views / 4 Replies  
Journaled.

But I'm 99% sure it's because I wiped and partitioned in El Capitan, which means the disk was missing the OS 9 drivers. I'm reimaging it right now from the original HDD after...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 04:12 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
It's hilarious - when you run over people, they... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
It's hilarious - when you run over people, they fall over and then get back up. There's all kinds of funny things random NPCs will say as they're walking around town. You don't carjack...instead,...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 02:57 PM, in Gaming
CCCed iBook G3 HDD to a new SSD, now it can't boot OS 9 5,221 Views / 4 Replies  
I used the latest Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my iBook's hard drive onto an SSD, which I partitioned in Disk Utility before using as my clone target in CCC.

Everything seems to have gone fine - I...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 02:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
LEGO City Undercover is amazing and super fun.... 25,145 Views / 116 Replies  
LEGO City Undercover is amazing and super fun. It's a GTA-styled open-world game with a linear storyline plus a lot of little side jobs and 100% completion type things. The voice acting is really...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 29, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in Gaming
Doesn't that mean I'm stuck on my newer MBP with... 5,937 Views / 7 Replies  
Doesn't that mean I'm stuck on my newer MBP with APFS? I also noticed that running the recovery partition creator script appears to have converted my other MBP running 10.13 to APFS, too.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 08:33 PM, in macOS
Recreating a recovery partition via shell script - still can't boot to recovery 5,937 Views / 7 Replies  
This is on my mid-2010 MBP running High Sierra, but I'm going to do the same thing with my newer MBP running Catalina, so if there are differences between the two, that'll matter here.

I'm using...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 05:31 PM, in macOS
Yeah, the original shortcuts I just dislike a... 4,535 Views / 11 Replies  
Yeah, the original shortcuts I just dislike a lot. It's disorganized for me.

I send screenshots often, so I really like the smooth workflow with ShareX - hit print screen, drag a region, and paste...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:01 PM, in Applications
Aggressively and with lots of swearing. I... 4,535 Views / 11 Replies  
Aggressively and with lots of swearing.

I figured I might as well update my stuff to the latest it'll support, and I just upgraded the SSD in the MacBook Pro, so I needed to reinstall anyhow.
...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:31 AM, in Applications
SXGA+ (1400x1050) upgrade for 12" PowerBook G4 13,974 Views / 2 Replies  
I did this ages ago, but I might as well share here.

I bought a 12" PowerBook G4 on eBay awhile back, and have really enjoyed using it - with an mSATA SSD upgrade, it runs Leopard surprisingly...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 25, 2020 at 01:19 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I just flattened the only Mac I own that... 4,535 Views / 11 Replies  
I just flattened the only Mac I own that officially supports Catalina - my i7 Mid-2012 13" MBP. I discovered the built-in screenshot tool that I'm guessing is new since El Capitan, because I don't...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 10:39 PM, in Applications
Decent free app for screenshots in OS X? 4,535 Views / 11 Replies  
This is what I use on all my Windows devices:
https://getsharex.com

It's freaking awesome. I haven't been able to find a free app for OS X that has the same (or similar) feature set. Specifically...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 02:00 PM, in Applications
OP - can you upload a screenshot of whatever you... 6,670 Views / 8 Replies  
OP - can you upload a screenshot of whatever you were seeing? I'm unfamiliar with the Office installer requiring anything other than either a Microsoft Account or a product key, but I haven't...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 24, 2020 at 01:56 PM, in Applications
I have not tried that - got a link on more info... 9,202 Views / 9 Replies  
I have not tried that - got a link on more info or a download? Or is this something done in OF?

Incidentally, I ended up buying an original restore CD on eBay, which was 9.0.4. After restoring...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 23, 2020 at 11:27 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Sorry - this was on 10.5 on a PowerBook G4.... 2,939 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry - this was on 10.5 on a PowerBook G4. Should I redo it on another machine? I've also got a Macbook running 10.6.8, a MacBook Pro on 10.13.3, and a couple machines on 10.11.

I'll try the...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 14, 2020 at 01:34 PM, in macOS
diskutil isn't creating partitions in the expected size 2,939 Views / 3 Replies  
Background: I have an IDE drive in a FW400 enclosure, which I use as a recovery and boot drive for all my FW-capable Macs. It has seven partitions: two each for OS 9, 10.4, and 10.5 (I only have a...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 14, 2020 at 12:26 PM, in macOS
Oh bleah. Do you know if there's any firmware... 9,202 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh bleah. Do you know if there's any firmware patch in the wild? Is it just a file that has to be present on the drive, or something more complex?

Thanks!
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Pismo PowerBook G3 with mSATA SSD in IDE adapter - can't resume from sleep 9,202 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a 400MHz Pismo PowerBook, and i just upgraded the aging HDD to a new 128GB mSATA SSD (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GMD5R7M) and accompanying IDE adapter...
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 07:14 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Yeah I'm retarded and didn't realize I had USB... 6,464 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah I'm retarded and didn't realize I had USB Overdrive installed. But that made everything work, so it's a pretty rad setup.
Posted by shifuimam, on May 12, 2020 at 07:09 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Logitech Unifying keyboard and mouse on OS 9 works! 6,464 Views / 2 Replies  
Was testing this the other day on my DA Power Mac G4. The keyboard (K780) and mouse (MX Master 2S) were both paired to a unifying receiver in Linux (OSS Unifying app) first. I plugged the receiver...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:22 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Logitech seems to still make decent mice. Their... 15,267 Views / 29 Replies  
Logitech seems to still make decent mice. Their support went offshore and has been terrible ever since, and everything else followed suit - their warranties aren't what they used to be, either.

I...
Posted by shifuimam, on Apr 25, 2020 at 02:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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