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Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-18-2014, 07:12 AM
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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: 670
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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
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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: 670
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: 670
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: 670
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: 134
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: 670
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: 323
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: 323
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: 323
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: 323
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: 323
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: 323
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: 323
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: 327
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: 461
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...
Forum: System 08-11-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By acme.mail.order
I agree with Hayne - random slowdowns that do not...

I agree with Hayne - random slowdowns that do not match the pattern of waking drives are sometimes a failing drive.

Q1: Is this a very new computer? (with that much RAM I'd say yes) Drives fail in...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By acme.mail.order
Size, shape, position and size of mounting...

Size, shape, position and size of mounting points, position and type of electrical connectors etc. You can have identical dimensions but different form factors.

Is your MBP 2009 or newer? If not,...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By acme.mail.order
Originally it was the size of the platter. Now...

Originally it was the size of the platter. Now it's just the form factor. All external bus-powered USB cases have a 2.5 inch laptop-size drive inside, fully compatible with any laptop.
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-03-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By acme.mail.order
The RAM could be floating in space above a...

The RAM could be floating in space above a superconducting magnet. It's an engineering decision likely based on how many (few?) users upgrade their memory or need repairs. i expect the built-in...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By acme.mail.order
The price you pay for both a slim case and a 9...

The price you pay for both a slim case and a 9 hour battery. RAM slots take up a lot of space, and when you are counting each cubic millimeter......
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 08-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By acme.mail.order
2007 Macs used ATA interfaces for the optical...

2007 Macs used ATA interfaces for the optical drive - no need for the (then) more expensive SATA second bus but today that means you can't put a second disk drive in there. Assuming you could find a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 07-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By acme.mail.order
2007 MacBook drives can be replaced without...

2007 MacBook drives can be replaced without opening the case. It slides in beside the battery. (on newer laptops the connectors are incompatible). And SATA drives don't have jumpers or switches of...
Forum: UNIX - Newcomers 07-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,303
Posted By acme.mail.order
Not difficult to get around the firmware password...

Not difficult to get around the firmware password until 2011.

If he's being bad, reinstall the computer, give it back with no controls at all, but change your internet connection to dial-up.
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