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Aug
21
comment What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?
@Mr.Dave, I'm confused. Did you read my answer? That's what I wrote in my answer. See the very second sentence of my answer. I'm not sure I understand the point of your comment -- exactly what do you think I got wrong? Are you perhaps confused about the difference between Dual-link DVI vs (ordinary not-dual-link) DVI?
Aug
12
comment Upgrading MacBook with Crucial RAM sticks
@Hamid, in that case (1) you should edit your question to state that explicitly, as I did not find that clear from your question (indeed, your question specifically says you're not sure about compatibility, so it is surprising to see you say that you're not asking about compatibility), and (2) it's probably off-topic here. Determining authenticity of a product sold by someone other than Apple doesn't sound like a question that fits any of the categories for this site -- have I missed something? See our help center for more about this site's focus.
Aug
12
comment What does “Effective UID is not root” mean for VirtualBox?
This might work -- but it is a good idea? Usually setting the setuid bit randomly on binaries that weren't designed to be setuid is not a good idea -- for one thing, it can open up security holes. I would prefer to see some justification of why this answer is safe and reasonable. Unfortunately, the original source provides no such information.
Jul
28
comment Why is extracting this tgz throwing an error on my Mac but not on Linux?
Johnny's observations would appear to contradict this answer. Can you help resolve this apparent contradiction?
Jul
28
comment Why is extracting this tgz throwing an error on my Mac but not on Linux?
@Johnny, this information does have super-valuable information, but it's not an answer to the question. It's a comment on another answer. Think of it this way: if Geoff's answer was deleted, would this answer be useful? No, it wouldn't. Really, the content of this answer is "that other answer by Geoff doesn't seem correct". The original question was "What's causing this error?" The closest you could get to answering that was "I don't know what's causing it, but it's not a duplicate file" -- but that would require an edit, and still doesn't really answer the original question.
Jul
14
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Jul
3
comment Is there Spotify-Connect-Equivalent functionality for Apple Music?
@bmike, I understand one can form a guess at the author's intended question by scrutinizing the post carefully enough, but I shouldn't have to guess.
Jul
3
comment Is there Spotify-Connect-Equivalent functionality for Apple Music?
1. Please edit your post to state the question explicitly. Don't force us to infer it from your statements or from the title. 2. As far as questions that admit a single correct answer -- I realize it's counterintuitive, but that's how Stack Exchange works. (See, e.g., apple.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask, blog.stackexchange.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective, meta.stackexchange.com/a/126576/160917.) I'm sure you can pose a good question that meets the requirements here -- but don't make us read between the lines to infer what your question is.
Jul
3
comment Is there Spotify-Connect-Equivalent functionality for Apple Music?
So what's your question? I see a bunch of declarative statements, but we expect you to craft a well-focused, answerable question that admits a single objectively-correct answer. I encourage you to edit the question to pose a question explicitly.
Jul
3
comment What does update_terminal_cwd do in the terminal of OS X
This does not attempt to answer the question that was asked (see here for detailed analysis to justify this statement). Please reserve the answer box for answers that answer the question that was asked. Thank you!
Jun
21
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Jun
18
awarded  Yearling
Jun
15
comment Can using a non Apple USB cable damage an iPhone?
This doesn't really answer the question.
Jun
13
asked Configure VPN so it doesn't fall back to unencrypted
Jun
10
comment Which macs are compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan?
@bmike, I understand very well that we don't enforce NDAs... but that's not my point. Both the FAQ and the Meta questions I linked to seem to have an explicit statement that places this question off-topic. See apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic: "Please refrain from asking about ... software granted only under an NDA". That's why I mentioned the NDA: El Capitan is "software granted only under an NDA", so asking about it seems off-topic. See also my other arguments. How does this question not violate the rules set out in the help center and in the questions that I linked to?
Jun
9
comment Which macs are compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan?
Note that if you download El Capitan through Apple's public beta, Apple imposes a NDA (a confidentiality requirement). Apple's requirements include: ~"The public beta software is Apple confidential information. Don’t publicly post information about the public beta software, and don't discuss the public beta software with others who are not in the Apple Beta Software Program."~
Jun
9
comment Which macs are compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan?
Isn't this question off-topic? If I understand correctly, El Capitan is not released to the public, so it is explicitly out of scope for this site. See our help center, specifically apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic ("Please refrain from asking about.... Pre-release, non-publicly available beta software") and meta.apple.stackexchange.com/q/1712/24154 ("No - OS X 10.11 El Capitan is not released to the public. ... As a rule, don't ask questions on software not publicly released.") and meta.apple.stackexchange.com/q/1331/24154. Have I misunderstood?
Jun
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May
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May
24
awarded  Good Answer