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Forum: Networking Yesterday, 10:39 PM
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Qualifier: this only happens if the network is...

Qualifier: this only happens if the network is set up properly. If the Wifi base station is in "create a wireless network" mode you will have two networks. Same if the router is plugged into the Wifi...
Forum: iPhone Info Center 09-01-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
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1. Some (certainly not all) of these things are...

1. Some (certainly not all) of these things are intentional. But I doubt Kate Upton needs the extra publicity. (for a clear example of intentional, search for Sophie Marceau Cannes, pay attention to...
Forum: iPad Info Center 08-25-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
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Nothing, other than iCloud compatibility and an...

Nothing, other than iCloud compatibility and an increasing number of apps that don't work on iOS6.
Forum: iPad Info Center 08-24-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
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Yes. I no longer drag the laptop on trips. I need...

Yes. I no longer drag the laptop on trips. I need email, internet (mainly for airline checkin) and maps. The 3G iPad does nicely.

One annoyance is that Passbook isn't installed on the iPad, so I...
Forum: Applications 08-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By acme.mail.order
Got any javascript in there? Image...

Got any javascript in there? Image carousel/slideshows in particular?
Forum: System 08-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
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Are you looking for a browser extension or a...

Are you looking for a browser extension or a hosts file reference? You don't need both.
Forum: System 08-23-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By acme.mail.order
/usr/sbin/named is gone in Mavericks. Makes...

/usr/sbin/named is gone in Mavericks. Makes reasonable sense - why include a package that very, very few users will ever need.
Forum: System 08-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By acme.mail.order
The hosts file is a simple and highly effective...

The hosts file is a simple and highly effective tactic to block unwanted websites. As long as every IP address in it is 127.0.0.1 it's completely safe - worst case is you will not be able to access a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
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That's my point - I don't think the repair...

That's my point - I don't think the repair business is significant. Therefore, machines can be designed without caring about repairability. (At least not warranty repairability. The water-sensitive...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By acme.mail.order
I think Apple looked at the sales volume (with...

I think Apple looked at the sales volume (with options) vs. the parts/repairs volume and decided that the customer base doesn't care that much. Once the limitation for a user-swappable battery etc....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By acme.mail.order
Fridge whiteboards are $2 at the local housewares...

Fridge whiteboards are $2 at the local housewares store.

You flip it over because fridge magnets are halbach magnet arrays - you get nearly zero magnetic effort on the front.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By acme.mail.order
Get a fridge magnet whiteboard (big magnet all...

Get a fridge magnet whiteboard (big magnet all across the back). flip it over and put a piece of paper on it. Draw boxes on the paper, labeled appropriately. Drop the screws on the box. (rather...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By acme.mail.order
The current desktops are in the "Spawn of Satan"...

The current desktops are in the "Spawn of Satan" repair category. Not "Royal Pain" - that's the Minis.

You need a specific-size pizza cutter in addition to the assorted funky drivers and levers....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By acme.mail.order
27 inch iMacs have space for two storage devices...

27 inch iMacs have space for two storage devices - one in a 3.5 inch spinning form factor with SATA interface, the other in a pc-card form factor with a PCIe interface.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By acme.mail.order
Windows machines typically don't mount Mac...

Windows machines typically don't mount Mac volumes without additional software - how was the WD drive formatted? Did you use it out of the box?

Is it possible you just have the filenames changed?...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-17-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,080
Posted By acme.mail.order
SSDs are certainly not unreliable, but their...

SSDs are certainly not unreliable, but their failure mode is Sudden Death. Fusion drives are all software (SSD over spinning) so if the SSD fails, data stored on the main drive should be ok. No idea...
Forum: Applications 08-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
Actually printing labels is easy. Fiddling with...

Actually printing labels is easy. Fiddling with the page layout until they line up properly consumes a lot of alcohol.

Warning about labels: pay very close attention to the paper path - tight...
Forum: Applications 08-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
The bindings. That tells the printer which way to...

The bindings. That tells the printer which way to flip the page so the margins balance. no idea how it interacts with layout, you'll need to experiment.
Forum: Applications 08-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
Check the stapling settings, or just turn off...

Check the stapling settings, or just turn off 2-sided (which doesn't make sense for PDFs anyway).
Forum: Applications 08-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4075 Or, open...

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4075

Or, open the documents **simultaneously**, choose View -> thumbnails, select the documents and reprint -> save as PDF.

(Apparently doesn't work with locked...
Forum: Applications 08-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
When I choose: (in Preview) 1 copy Pages...

When I choose: (in Preview)

1 copy
Pages All
A4
Portrait
Layout -> Pages per sheet -> 2

I get the pages reduced, 2 up, "landscape"
Forum: Applications 08-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
Print -> Layout -> Show Details -> Pages Per...

Print -> Layout -> Show Details -> Pages Per Sheet -> 2

(this has been there a loooooooong time )
Forum: Applications 08-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By acme.mail.order
Just print it again on whatever size paper you...

Just print it again on whatever size paper you want.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By acme.mail.order
I have a polycarbonate MacBook, it works fine....

I have a polycarbonate MacBook, it works fine. And unlike the aluminum ones you can change the keyboard easily.

However, none of the plastic Macs can run Mavericks. You need an aluminum laptop or...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By acme.mail.order
Indeed. on some servers I put the Time Machine...

Indeed. on some servers I put the Time Machine drive on the plain USB port (slowest available) for simple hardware throttling - I don't want TM slowing the thing down.

If you want performance, get...
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