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Messages is bloating? The only "bloat" I see is... 646 Views / 3 Replies  
Messages is bloating? The only "bloat" I see is if you're keeping videos/photos they can eat up a lot of space.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 13, 2014 at 06:31 PM, in Mac News
Yes and no. A swollen battery will have a higher... 5,904 Views / 14 Replies  
Yes and no. A swollen battery will have a higher resistance, which means at some point you cannot continue using that cell. At this point, the microchip in Apple's batteries will refuse to continue...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Aug 6, 2012 at 08:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
VMWare is getting confused. It's trying to pull... 2,083 Views / 3 Replies  
VMWare is getting confused. It's trying to pull from a single processor computer into a multiple processor VM. (The HAL it's reporting is the Uniprocessor HAL)
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 31, 2012 at 01:32 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
That is actually a feature of the OS: Adding... 1,818 Views / 6 Replies  
That is actually a feature of the OS:

Adding trails to your mouse pointer in Windows XP (http://www.nhs.uk/accessibilityhelp/Adding-trails-to-your-mouse-pointer-in-Windows-XP.html)
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I'd highly suggest using "GhostBuster" and... 1,818 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd highly suggest using "GhostBuster" and uninstalling any old Microsoft/Logitech drivers. They can really mess up a VM and prevent the VMware driver from properly loading. GhostBuster...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 26, 2012 at 05:23 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
*cough* I'd say the problem is that the... 3,021 Views / 6 Replies  
*cough*

I'd say the problem is that the mencoder in Handbrake isn't able to read the file. Sorry dude.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 26, 2012 at 05:14 PM, in Applications
This is, unfortunately the case. One of the... 1,388 Views / 5 Replies  
This is, unfortunately the case. One of the tradeoffs of getting a light, tiny computer is the horrid integrated video card. Maybe someday Apple will start including the PowerVR from the iPad in it's...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 26, 2012 at 05:08 PM, in macOS
Unfortunately, you want things that are... 1,289 Views / 5 Replies  
Unfortunately, you want things that are diametrically opposed. I must ask: Why only one VM?

A modern web browser will be heavy and will be exploitable, so hosting data on the same server may be...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 20, 2012 at 02:10 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Picture the world as more like current African... 1,445 Views / 26 Replies  
Picture the world as more like current African politics. There is plenty of food, but the corrupt government is using hunger as a tool to control the masses. Hungry people don't have the strength to...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 17, 2012 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I do not miss co-operative multitasking. *shudder* 3,046 Views / 17 Replies  
I do not miss co-operative multitasking. *shudder*
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep. Mobile Safari can launch applications via... 4,975 Views / 4 Replies  
Yep. Mobile Safari can launch applications via URL Schemes. IPhone URL Schemes - akosma wiki (http://wiki.akosma.com/IPhone_URL_Schemes) This does not mean you can launch any generic app by it's...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Dec 19, 2011 at 04:47 PM, in Developer Center
I agree. Well, honestly, getting a SSD boot drive... 4,269 Views / 35 Replies  
I agree. Well, honestly, getting a SSD boot drive would probably give you the most "wow" for your buck considering your workflow. It's not going to speed up your games, but the seconds saved during...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Dec 13, 2011 at 06:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have never seen a general case usage case for... 4,269 Views / 35 Replies  
I have never seen a general case usage case for VMs where CPUs were the bottleneck. RAM is almost always the best bang for your buck if you want to run multiple VMs.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Dec 13, 2011 at 06:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
You can remove them from the local cache via... 742 Views / 8 Replies  
You can remove them from the local cache via NetInfo Manager.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:13 PM, in macOS
It looks like old strafing targets. Zoom out a... 1,886 Views / 66 Replies  
It looks like old strafing targets. Zoom out a bit and you'll see something that could easily be an abandoned WW2 style airstrip.

What about these?

40.452107,93.742118 - Google Maps...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Nov 14, 2011 at 02:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nothing is bundled with MacPorts. MacPorts is a... 2,249 Views / 20 Replies  
Nothing is bundled with MacPorts. MacPorts is a program that keeps track of patches required to build a program and automates the build process so that you don't need to know why you get a permission...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Nov 3, 2011 at 06:37 PM, in macOS
Well, at boot, the computer's firmware has to ask... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, at boot, the computer's firmware has to ask the controllers to check if there is any bootable devices on the bus. If the hub doesn't respond properly or just eats the message, the firmware will...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Nov 3, 2011 at 06:33 PM, in macOS
SystemUIServer used to (and probably still does)... 631 Views / 9 Replies  
SystemUIServer used to (and probably still does) deal with all mounts and alerting the Finder that something new should be added to /Volumes/. I would suspect an incompatible piece of hardware (I...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Nov 2, 2011 at 02:58 PM, in macOS
Hold Option and go to the "Go" menu. Apple... 756 Views / 11 Replies  
Hold Option and go to the "Go" menu.

Apple hid it because too many people were deleting files from it without realizing what they did.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Oct 31, 2011 at 12:06 PM, in macOS
Eh... Not quite. What you're talking about sounds... 11,300 Views / 37 Replies  
Eh... Not quite. What you're talking about sounds like passthrough devices. Paravirtual is providing a software interface that more closely resembles the hardware that you're talking about, rather...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yep. It's definitely not emulating a real mouse... 11,300 Views / 37 Replies  
Yep. It's definitely not emulating a real mouse or real display. Advantages for those two is that you can let OS X handle the mouse tracking (Instead of stealing the mouse like it does if you don't...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The reason Parallels looks to be doing so well,... 11,300 Views / 37 Replies  
The reason Parallels looks to be doing so well, is that early on they decided to do this:

Parallels - The Official Wine Wiki (http://wiki.winehq.org/Parallels)

As long as VMWare keeps having to...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Sep 20, 2011 at 06:31 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Fusion 4 uses Paravirtual display drivers and... 11,300 Views / 37 Replies  
Fusion 4 uses Paravirtual display drivers and mouse drivers on Windows. That's about it as far as I can tell. It emulates the standard VMWare LSI SAS drivers as a disk controller (It also supports...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Sep 20, 2011 at 06:28 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You made a delicious quesadilla. A pizza needs... 940 Views / 15 Replies  
You made a delicious quesadilla. A pizza needs the rise.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Aug 14, 2011 at 11:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pixar is involved in his live action movie, 1906.... 2,513 Views / 75 Replies  
Pixar is involved in his live action movie, 1906. (I don't know if they're just a financial backer, or if they're exerting any creative control, but it is what it is.)
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jun 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ben Queen - Who? John Lasseter - OK, but he's... 2,513 Views / 75 Replies  
Ben Queen - Who?
John Lasseter - OK, but he's involved with everything now and has too many responsibilities at Disney to be a real story force.
Brad Lewis - The producer of Ratatoille, but also...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jun 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Solutions exist on the Mac side, but it will not... 1,185 Views / 15 Replies  
Solutions exist on the Mac side, but it will not provide the experience that the original poster is looking for. Mac Terminal Server - Mac Remote Desktop - Virtualization - RDP - OS X Terminal...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 4, 2011 at 04:30 PM, in macOS
Meh. Lion's around the corner and they'll need to... 1,481 Views / 10 Replies  
Meh. Lion's around the corner and they'll need to think of new ways to capture the input.

They still have to get the software onto your computer.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 4, 2011 at 04:22 PM, in Applications
They're either trying to get you to quit, or... 1,890 Views / 33 Replies  
They're either trying to get you to quit, or ridiculously stupid. Do you have a contract?
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 3, 2011 at 07:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No justice on this planet is good enough for him.... 10,367 Views / 394 Replies  
No justice on this planet is good enough for him. Let Allah deal with him.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 2, 2011 at 02:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh for the love of God people, would you shut the... 10,367 Views / 394 Replies  
Oh for the love of God people, would you shut the hell up. This isn't political. This is a day of the US to embrace the fact that we accomplished something we set our minds to.

Osama was a...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 2, 2011 at 02:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Thank God. I was wondering why my father was only... 10,367 Views / 394 Replies  
Thank God. I was wondering why my father was only able to come in for a few hours on Easter.

Osama stole so many parts out of my life, I can't help but celebrate his death.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on May 2, 2011 at 01:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd say use WebDAV? 1,497 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd say use WebDAV?
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 29, 2011 at 02:59 PM, in Applications
Go to a public library and use Microsoft Office... 1,638 Views / 11 Replies  
Go to a public library and use Microsoft Office on their computers. They may even offer a "Learn to use a computer" type classes that'll cover Office basics.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 21, 2011 at 01:40 PM, in Applications
This is a Mac OS X forum, so I'm going to assume... 815 Views / 2 Replies  
This is a Mac OS X forum, so I'm going to assume you mean the Mac equivalent, which are called Login Items.

You go to System Preferences (Under the Apple Menu at the top of the screen), then go to...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 12, 2011 at 06:09 PM, in macOS
What is it's video codec? Open it in Quicktime X... 1,147 Views / 7 Replies  
What is it's video codec? Open it in Quicktime X and hit Command-I.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 6, 2011 at 11:59 PM, in Applications
3ivx? Really? Do you still use Internet Explorer... 1,147 Views / 7 Replies  
3ivx? Really? Do you still use Internet Explorer 5? Try Perian at Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime´┐Ż components (http://www.perian.org/). Outside Intel Indeo, Real Media, and WMV it's played...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Apr 6, 2011 at 11:18 PM, in Applications
:-\ They need infrastructure that can withstand a... 1,099 Views / 35 Replies  
:-\ They need infrastructure that can withstand a hurricane. Something they have never had...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Mar 22, 2011 at 11:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I do not think Apple offers RAID 5 or 6 as an... 3,151 Views / 45 Replies  
I do not think Apple offers RAID 5 or 6 as an option for Software RAID. It would simply take too much CPU time to be useful, and you would run into the write hole issue every time your computer has...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
I can't imagine Champaign-Urbana having something... 1,464 Views / 36 Replies  
I can't imagine Champaign-Urbana having something Iowa doesn't. I thought Potbelly's was standard college town fare east of the Rockies.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Mar 8, 2011 at 11:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Mostly because ASUS puts together quite a few of... 1,956 Views / 45 Replies  
Mostly because ASUS puts together quite a few of Apple's laptops.

Now that I've been in the IT world for a few years:

Microsoft got where they were by making it easy to provision and manage...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Feb 25, 2011 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Someone's still doing work on a G4?! Heck,... 1,068 Views / 22 Replies  
Someone's still doing work on a G4?!

Heck, you can pick up a used one for ~$50 if you wait a week or so and check craigslist/eBay.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Feb 15, 2011 at 03:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
The passwords are not stored in cleartext.... 1,439 Views / 39 Replies  
The passwords are not stored in cleartext. They're stored in the keychain, and using a script that allows injection into processes that have access to the keystores you're interested in then you can...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Feb 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well, it was jailbroken, but geohot sat on the... 1,781 Views / 58 Replies  
Well, it was jailbroken, but geohot sat on the jailbreak for a very long time.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 29, 2011 at 11:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple has never had an update out that wasn't... 1,781 Views / 58 Replies  
Apple has never had an update out that wasn't jailbroken in some way or another. I don't see 4.3 being any different.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 29, 2011 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Everyone knew. 1,056 Views / 18 Replies  
Everyone knew.
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 22, 2011 at 01:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
NFSv3 still requires you to keep the UID/GID in... 1,289 Views / 5 Replies  
NFSv3 still requires you to keep the UID/GID in sync. NFSv4 does some identity translation, but as far as I know it requires the use of kerberos to do so, otherwise it falls back to the NFSv3 method...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
You're going to need to help me out. It's most... 1,289 Views / 5 Replies  
You're going to need to help me out. It's most likely because your UIDs don't match between the OSes. I forget, does FreeBSD use a Linux-esque /etc/passwd to store it's login info?
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 11, 2011 at 05:18 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The Dock is responsible for drawing the desktop,... 1,217 Views / 28 Replies  
The Dock is responsible for drawing the desktop, so you can't kill it in the UNIX way or else you end up with some real problems. Not as bad as SystemUIServer and how it used to be responsible for...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 11, 2011 at 05:14 PM, in macOS
Try copy and pasting this code into Terminal... 5,361 Views / 4 Replies  
Try copy and pasting this code into Terminal while Address Book is closed:

echo '.dump' | sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/AddressBook/AddressBook-v22.abcddb | sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\...
Posted by King Bob On The Cob, on Jan 11, 2011 at 05:00 PM, in Applications
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