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asked Verify the EFI firmware
Mar
23
asked MacBook Air 11“ vs 13” performance differences
Feb
6
comment Mid 2009 Macbook Pro 5Ghz Wifi problem
What was your solution? I've a similar intermittent problem.
Jan
14
asked Read GnuPG encrypted emails transperently on iOS
Jan
14
comment Email encryption options on an iPhone
Is oPenGP open source?
Jan
14
comment Is it possible to have GPL software in the Mac App Store?
VLC makes media far more accessible. It's good they were sticklers about the GPL there because weakening iOS's access to media helps discourage people from using iOS. If you want to use GPL code from a package that already exists on iOS in a commercial form to make a free form, then the developers are likely to let you use it. I.e. you aren't making iOS more usable, your making iOS less profitable to commercial developers. tl;dr It's politics!
Jan
14
comment Email encryption options on an iPhone
IPGMail is close source though. You should not trust closed source encryption tools.
Jan
2
comment Any details about the captive/public wifi login screen browser?
I now see the answer here too : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/45418/… Apparently 'Captive Network Assistant.app' actually doesn't save any cookies. Yey! discussions.apple.com/thread/3308224?start=15&tstart=0 I'd imagine one must change one's MAC address to do most things that one might wish to do by deleting cookies.
Jan
2
accepted Any details about the captive/public wifi login screen browser?
Jan
2
asked Any details about the captive/public wifi login screen browser?
Nov
3
awarded  Yearling
Oct
20
comment How do I install GCC via Homebrew?
Homebrew has package descriptions only for
Oct
19
revised MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew
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Oct
19
comment What are pros and cons for MacPorts, Fink and Homebrew?
Excellent link! terrychay.com/article/macports-vs-homebrew.shtml Thank you!
Oct
19
comment How do I install GCC via Homebrew?
How so? To be honest, I dislike Homebrew mostly just because it lacks (a) package descriptions and (b) math packages. Overall MacPorts has maybe six times as many packages as Homebrew, but yeah it's the obscure packages that're missing. I'm happy with MacPorts overall, although obviously I wish they'd integrate with language package managers like CPAN, CTAN, Caball, etc.
Oct
19
answered MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew
Oct
19
comment How do I install GCC via Homebrew?
Why use Homebrew? MacPorts is good at managing multiple versions of compilers. And MacPorts can do anything that Homebrew can do.
Sep
28
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
Ain't such a big deal but you guys are repeatedly saying things that're technically wrong. You cannot be 100% sure without doing more legwork. Apple might've done that legwork for their servers that remain up with firewall enabled before issuing their statement, but actually I doubt they did even that much. It's probably fine but one should still bust Apple's chops for being so painfully slow to fix their bash itself.
Sep
28
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
Yes strings .. | grep SHELL is far more useful than bash, but not absolute. Imho nm -a ... | grep system is the most important, and exec helps too, but that's only for vanilla BSD, Linux, etc. software Apple's libraries offer different routines. Just use the Cocoa way for example : stackoverflow.com/questions/412562/…
Sep
28
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
Not quite. One must review the symbols called by the library that otool -L /usr/libexec/bootpd reports that contains an exec call. And the strings command is pointless since environment variables determine the shell called. I'm impressed however that no liked library calls system.