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Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 04-15-2014, 09:40 PM
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/dev/ is a creation of the kernel - copying it...

/dev/ is a creation of the kernel - copying it would have no meaning anywhere other than the current running OS. It also contains bottomless creations like /dev/zero and /dev/random, and direct...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 04-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By acme.mail.order
How, exactly, did you copy with the terminal? ...

How, exactly, did you copy with the terminal?

Entering the wrong terminal command can create a recursive copy job (that copies the external to itself) or copy things that should not / cannot be...
Forum: System 04-02-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By acme.mail.order
Be very specific here: exactly which program did...

Be very specific here: exactly which program did you use to recover deleted files, and what was the process?

The Apple program "Disk Utility", found in Applications-> Utilities, with an icon that...
Forum: System 04-02-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By acme.mail.order
Disk Utility, the program, doesn't recover...

Disk Utility, the program, doesn't recover deleted files. You need something like Data Rescue.

If the deleted files were on your current drive, the chances of recovering them go down with each...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-23-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By acme.mail.order
The usual things one uses a USB drive for -...

The usual things one uses a USB drive for - moving files between systems when networking isn't practical. The vast majority of files I need to handle are plain text and internet-size images.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By acme.mail.order
It's also an issue when you don't touch-type and...

It's also an issue when you don't touch-type and don't always get the shift key all the way down. It is important, but like Kennedy and the jelly doughnut I think everyone knew what I meant.

Once...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By acme.mail.order
It was cheaper overall, but more per megabyte...

It was cheaper overall, but more per megabyte than the 64k I had in an Apple ][.

For best ROI, I'm still using the 8MB (M, not G) first-generation USB drive I bought for $50 in 2000.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-22-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By acme.mail.order
Pricey? 4Gb for $100? I once put 4Mb into a Mac...

Pricey? 4Gb for $100? I once put 4Mb into a Mac II for $1000.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By acme.mail.order
The drive has likely survived, and they go for...

The drive has likely survived, and they go for about US$200.

If it starts at all after it's dried out you may want to remove the logic board as well. There's a market for functioning parts. The...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-02-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By acme.mail.order
It's a paperweight. Pull the drive, have a...

It's a paperweight. Pull the drive, have a funeral for the rest.

I had a keyboard die just from the excess liquid in a cleaning wipe. Fine, keyboards are cheap but the whole machine has to come...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-25-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By acme.mail.order
To expand that a bit, Apple will simply replace...

To expand that a bit, Apple will simply replace your drive. They don't do data recovery (no computer maker does).

DriveSavers can very likely get everything back, expect a bill between $1000 and...
Forum: System 02-25-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By acme.mail.order
10.6 is also no longer supported. No updates for...

10.6 is also no longer supported. No updates for anything. 10.7 is still supported at the Security Updates level.
Forum: iPad Info Center 02-23-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By acme.mail.order
Anything recent from Apple has high-powered USB...

Anything recent from Apple has high-powered USB ports, but it looks like that power is selectively switched. They note that if you boot Windows you only get 500mA.

The USB port is still limited to...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-17-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,923
Posted By acme.mail.order
Hopefully in the past 2-1/2 years he got...

Hopefully in the past 2-1/2 years he got something going (last comment added in July, 2011).
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-16-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By acme.mail.order
Y'now, I'm not that impressed with the way fusion...

Y'now, I'm not that impressed with the way fusion works. My next desktop will have a fusion drive* but I'm going to split it into the boot volume (the SSD) and a storage volume (the spinning drive)...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-16-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By acme.mail.order
You will, as usual, get the speed of the slowest...

You will, as usual, get the speed of the slowest link in the chain. I don't *think* booting would be limited to USB2 speed.

Just do some experimentation and find out for yourself - clone the...
Forum: Applications 02-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By acme.mail.order
That kind of defeats the purpose of certificates,...

That kind of defeats the purpose of certificates, unless you are expecting it to come up as invalid e.g. your server, new self-signed certificate.
Forum: Applications 02-10-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By acme.mail.order
Some providers (like mine) allow regular mail to...

Some providers (like mine) allow regular mail to go through 'mail.domainname.com' but secure mail goes through 'securemail.servernumber.provider.net'

Certificates are name and IP based, so...
Forum: Applications 02-10-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By acme.mail.order
possible the certificates have expired? Always...

possible the certificates have expired? Always check the details.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By acme.mail.order
Two power supplies failing simultaneously...

Two power supplies failing simultaneously probably mean the DC card in the laptop has a problem. It's likely part of the logic board, and that's usually the most expensive sub-component.

Time for...
Forum: AppleScript 02-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By acme.mail.order
Depends how you are retrieving the URLs. 404 is...

Depends how you are retrieving the URLs. 404 is sent as part of the http header and is very easy to find. The page you also receive is written by the site developers and can be anything.
Forum: OS Xperiences 02-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,608
Posted By acme.mail.order
Today's drives would require an MRI-grade magnet...

Today's drives would require an MRI-grade magnet to do anything. Drives from the 1980s could be damaged by a large speaker magnet but as capacities go up, magnetic sensitivity goes down.

Any...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 02-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By acme.mail.order
28 ports is obviously for desktop use, which...

28 ports is obviously for desktop use, which means a good percentage of what's plugged in will be printers, scanners, large external drives, keyboards and the like. All of which require insignificant...
Forum: OS Xperiences 02-07-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,608
Posted By acme.mail.order
I take the notepad off the fridge and use it's...

I take the notepad off the fridge and use it's magnetic surface to hold the various screws. Draw a box around them and note which obscure part they hold in. Saves lots of guessing and...
Forum: OS Xperiences 02-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,608
Posted By acme.mail.order
I'm now picturing a matryoshka set of crates,...

I'm now picturing a matryoshka set of crates, each layer glued and assembled with a different, more obscure screwhead: phillips, torx, robertson, pinned torx, clutch, trilobe, bristol, line (inverted...
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