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May
28
comment Running OS X and Windows simultaneously
....Uh... Virtualbox uses the same virtualization techniques as Parallels and VMWare Fusion. I don't know where you got the Idea it didn't. It does let you turn them off, if you want, but they are normally enabled. The major speed differences come down to different drivers for the virtual hardware used to interface with the VM.
May
25
comment How do I navigate around text fields on the iPad?
That doesn't work when you have a 1-line text box, and the text is longer then the box (as I believe the OP is asking about). The issue is how do you quickly get to the beginning of a line that extends past the edge of the window.
May
25
comment Is there a way to turn on indicator that a directory item is a shell script in Terminal?
I'm pretty sure there is an environment variable that controls ls's color options. That would be the better thing to change
May
23
comment Why can't I run `su`? (and how should I do?)
@Ian C - Apple doesn't do much more than the *nix designers do, Apple just doesn't talk about it much. In both cases, it's there, only with things like linux, they tell you how to use it easily. If that makes it more widely used, it doesn't indicate an underlying architecture difference.
May
23
comment Why can't I run `su`? (and how should I do?)
sudo su still works, so it is not really disabled. It just has no password.
May
23
comment Why can't I run `su`? (and how should I do?)
@Ian C. - No, that's actually the unix way. Apple just uses it because it is *nix based too.
May
18
comment Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?
You get the 20% (or similar) capacity loss no matter what you do, as it is a function of breakdown of the battery chemically. There is a slight increase in capacity loss if you keep the battery charged all the time (most manufacturers actually recommend long-term storage at ~40% charge). However, either way, actually using the battery is worse then keeping it charged.
May
12
comment Any idea what this sound is?
Off topic, but what program did you use for the FFTs?
May
11
comment What happens at the user/OS level when an SSD finally wears out?
Also, some aftermarket SSDs don't even support SMART, so be careful.
May
9
comment How to install g++ or c++ without paying for xcode?
@Ian C. - Stop shopping at Starbucks, then.
Apr
29
comment Early 2011 MacBook Pro Memory Upgrade - What are the SO-DIMM memory specs?
Mostly, 8GB SO-DIMMs are just ridiculously expensive (~$800)
Apr
29
comment Early 2011 MacBook Pro Memory Upgrade - What are the SO-DIMM memory specs?
The 2011 MacBook Pros can actually handle 16GB, despite apple's statements. (See: blog.macsales.com/… )
Apr
28
accepted Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD?
Apr
23
comment How can I config my Mac to don't scape characters when I copy and paste some text on the console?
Do you mean "Escape"? Because scape is not a word.
Apr
22
comment What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking iPhone 4 even if it's legal?
Frankly, I've Never had an app not work, and I have a LOT of apps on my iPad (200+). (Well, except a few cydia apps that aren't updated for the iPad, even now)
Apr
22
comment What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking iPhone 4 even if it's legal?
You can fix the code signing issues very easily, just patch installd.
Apr
22
comment What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking iPhone 4 even if it's legal?
What? You can absolutely still use the apple app store after jailbreaking.
Apr
19
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Apr
18
answered Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?
Apr
15
comment Finder Replacements?
Furthermore, the hidden files are demonstrably unnecessary. Blue Harvest ( zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest4 ) actively deletes these hidden files as they are created, and OS X continues to work perfectly. There is no excuse for the creation of all this filesystem cruft.