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Feb
28
comment iTerm2.app stopped working
I want to point out that iTerm2 is still in the alpha release stage.
Feb
19
comment How to format the OS X installer USB stick that comes with MacBook Air?
@VxJasonxV - There are some thumbdrives which show up as CD drive in the BIOS, notably the sandisk cruzer U3 series. I've used mine to install ubuntu on a laptop which didn't support booting off a normal thumbdrive, so it is very useful, in specific situations.
Feb
19
answered Why does (Apple) Remote Desktop, with client ports correctly forwarded, report as “Offline” to administrator's machine?
Feb
18
comment How does the 4th generation iPod Shuffle know what time a song was last played?
@Thomas L Holaday - Clocks are cheap, electronically speaking. It's probable that the microcontroller used in the shuffle has one built in as standard, even if apple did have custom modifications done to the MCU IC. Furthermore, any computer (and I use computer in the sense of anything which executes machine code) requires a "clock", or system oscillator to function at all, so adding timekeeping to the existing system is fairly simple.
Feb
17
comment If iPhones/iPads don't support Flash, how do they play YouTube?
@Nivas - What VxJasonxV said. Flash hardware acceleration is not very widely deployed. I expect it will eventually be GPU accelerated on mobiles, but it's not there yet. HW accell is pretty much only on the PC platform as of yet.
Feb
17
comment If iPhones/iPads don't support Flash, how do they play YouTube?
Flash can be hardware accelerated as well, it's not just h.264
Feb
15
comment “System Builder” Windows on VMWare Fusion?
As long as all your forks are based off the same trunk, I don't think it would cause any issues. Regarding moving between Macs, the virtualized hardware should stay the same from the VM OS's perspective (I think), so it would likely not be considered a new PC. Really, I haven't virtualized W7 much, so I can't speak to the specific issue at hand as much as I can to virtualizing WinXP.
Feb
14
comment Why does (Apple) Remote Desktop, with client ports correctly forwarded, report as “Offline” to administrator's machine?
Are you sure the RDP administrator software isn't trying to use ping or something similar to determine if the target is up? It might be worth checking to see if your router is discarding icmp echo messages, which could confuse the RDP admin software.
Feb
14
comment How do I enter DFU mode on an iPhone 3G OS 4.2.1?
You are aware that DFU mode results in a blank screen, right? The only way to tell if the iDevice is actually in DFU mode is to have it connected to a desktop PC.
Feb
14
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Feb
14
answered “System Builder” Windows on VMWare Fusion?
Feb
11
comment How can I activate my iPod if my PC is running Linux?
You forgot "Install Windows in a VirtualBox VM, install iTunes, Activate iPod". It's probably easiest.
Feb
10
comment How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?
"Step 1:Plug it in, Step 2:Install Drivers".... That's a lot of trial and error?
Feb
10
comment Use Goal0 Nomad 7m Solar Panel to charge MacBook Air?
So the "12V" output is really just the unregulated panel output?
Feb
10
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Feb
9
comment How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?
sounds like a permissions error, not RDP. Are you on the same LAN? It looks like RDP is trying to access the target windows box using SMB, which is a whole ordeal in and of itself.
Feb
9
answered How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?
Feb
4
comment Use Goal0 Nomad 7m Solar Panel to charge MacBook Air?
Basically, inductor based DC-DC converters (everything > ~3W) have efficiency of ~75-90%, so 2 DC-DC converters is 81-56%. Basically, you want to minimize the number of conversions.
Feb
4
comment Use Goal0 Nomad 7m Solar Panel to charge MacBook Air?
Probably your best bet is to buy another power adapter, cut the cable, and connect directly to the MBA's power connections. Using the airline adapter means you're going: PV Panel -> DC-DC converter to 12v -> DC-DC Converter to 14.5v MBA PS Voltage -> DC-DC converter in MBA to charge batteries. You want to go PV Panel -> DC-DC Converter to 14.5v MBA PS Voltage -> MBA.
Feb
3
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