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Forum: Applications Yesterday, 08:37 AM
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Posted By benwiggy
The ability to send and receive large attachments...

The ability to send and receive large attachments depends as much on the mail server of the other party (and possibly other servers in-between) as your own.
Generally, you still can't really rely on...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By benwiggy
Sounds like a CoreStorage Logical volume. Disk...

Sounds like a CoreStorage Logical volume. Disk Utility still can't handle those very well. You'll need to use the terminal command diskutil.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By benwiggy
FWIW, I've had the Mini with Fusion Drive since...

FWIW, I've had the Mini with Fusion Drive since it was released in Late 2012.

I have nothing bad to say about it. It really does provide SSD speeds with HDD capacity.

As already stated,...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By benwiggy
For Time Machine, speed is of little importance....

For Time Machine, speed is of little importance. The drive is connected; it backs up the changed files until its done.
I imagine that most drives are going to be SATA 6 these days. It would make...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-13-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By benwiggy
I have heard it said that 8Gb of RAM represents...

I have heard it said that 8Gb of RAM represents some sort of "sweet spot" under OS X's new memory management: 4 being too little and 16 being entirely unnecessary unless you're using VMs.

(I have...
Forum: Networking 08-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By benwiggy
So I should be getting 100 Mbytes/s ? That's...

So I should be getting 100 Mbytes/s ? That's roughly what I'm getting.
Forum: Networking 08-11-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By benwiggy
Ethernet cable: Cat 5e vs Cat 6 etc?

If I'm connecting two Macs with Gigbit Ethernet ports directly together over 2 meters, will 5e cable be a bottleneck, or not?

I've got plenty of 5e and no 6, so I'd rather not buy more if i don't...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-11-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By benwiggy
Depends on the nature of the failure, I suppose....

Depends on the nature of the failure, I suppose. I had a 2006 iMac which started to have display problems (stripey lines down the display), but an external monitor was fine.

However: that's an old...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-11-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By benwiggy
No, new devices must have their audio added to...

No, new devices must have their audio added to the multi-output "device".
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By benwiggy
Create a Multi-output device in Audio MIDI Setup...

Create a Multi-output device in Audio MIDI Setup that contains both the Display and the MBP's built-in output.
Then, when the monitor is plugged in, you will get sound through both, and when it...
Forum: System 08-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By benwiggy
Let's not go over the top here. There's criticism...

Let's not go over the top here. There's criticism in some posts, but it's well-intentioned and purely reasonable rather than emotive. You have no need to apologise or regret.

As I've said, Merge...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By benwiggy
I've said before that the last of the old MBPs is...

I've said before that the last of the old MBPs is still a good run for your money. If you still need FireWire and Ethernet, and a DVD drive, then it's got lots going for it.

If a Retina screen...
Forum: System 08-07-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By benwiggy
I think in Lion you have to use <alt>.

I think in Lion you have to use <alt>.
Forum: System 08-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By benwiggy
Actually, Merge has been implemented since Lion. ...

Actually, Merge has been implemented since Lion.

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14224
Admittedly, the feature seems to have regressed somewhat in Mavericks.
Forum: Applications 08-07-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By benwiggy
I never understand why JPEG is used at all. If...

I never understand why JPEG is used at all. If you do make progressive edits, then you get degradation each time you save.

Coming from a print production background, JPEGs were shunned and TIFFs...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By benwiggy
Yes, disassembled the G-Drive, took out the bare...

Yes, disassembled the G-Drive, took out the bare drive, and put it in the Optibay.
Then swapped it for the ODD.

Apple does like running fragile cables over things that you might want to replace!...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-06-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By benwiggy
Yes, 2012 MBP. The Optibay** should arrive today,...

Yes, 2012 MBP. The Optibay** should arrive today, so I'll take everything to bits and let you know how I get on.

** I always think "Optigrab" from "The Jerk" when I see that word.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By benwiggy
Yes, already have an SSD: this would be replacing...

Yes, already have an SSD: this would be replacing the optical drive.


Isn't "form factor" just marketing hyperbole for "size and shape"?
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By benwiggy
But of course! :eek: Excellent. Now where's...

But of course! :eek:

Excellent. Now where's my screwdriver.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-05-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By benwiggy
Hard drive dimensions

I'm just checking that "2.5 inches" for a hard drive is the width, isn't it? (It's stupid not to ask a stupid question.)

So my G-Drive, being only a teeny bit wider than 3 inches must have a 2.5...
Forum: System 08-04-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By benwiggy
No, neither of those work, even when the game is...

No, neither of those work, even when the game is behaving itself. It only happens very occasionally -- oddly it seems to be happening less the more I play it.
I think I'll ride it out. But thanks.
Forum: System 08-04-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By benwiggy
It's Assassin's Creed 2. Documentation? :p ...

It's Assassin's Creed 2. Documentation? :p

(FWIW, my Mac Mini with the "useless" Intel 4000HD integrated graphics runs it flawlessly. Assuming the crashing and freezing are unrelated....)
Forum: System 08-04-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By benwiggy
Command Tab doesn't work either. I may have to do...

Command Tab doesn't work either. I may have to do the SSH thing.
Forum: Applications 08-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By benwiggy
I guess the simple thing is to only work on a...

I guess the simple thing is to only work on a file in one app at a time. If you're using it in Preview, then don't alter it in the Finder, and vice versa.

If a file is open in Preview, and you...
Forum: System 08-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By benwiggy
No, that doesn't work. The games seem to...

No, that doesn't work. The games seem to "intercept the keyboard buffer". (There's a phrase I haven't used since the 1980s! :D)
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