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revised How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard?
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Jan
20
revised How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?
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Dec
12
revised Why can't Time Machine see shared drive?
also try disabling SMB
Dec
11
comment Why can't Time Machine see shared drive?
FYI, the special requirement of Time Machine over LAN is certain AFP features, not hardlinks (it always uses a sparsebundle so hardlinks are hidden from the server). The specific requirements are listed here. A server running OS X should support all these features but might fail to advertise or be detected as Time Machine-capable.
Dec
11
comment Why can't Time Machine see shared drive?
Can you try disabling SMB sharing? Some people have suggested it might make a difference.
Dec
7
comment Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt
That's a shame. I had hoped that display traffic wouldn't encounter the same problems as file transfer, since they behave a bit differently.
Dec
7
comment Unix command to recursively copy JPG files in a complex directory tree
Huh, are you sure? I don't get that result here. Maybe the other files already exist in the destination directory? rsync won't remove them unless you add --delete-excluded (to be really clear, that would delete all files from the destination folder, except the ones ending in RNav.jpg).
Dec
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revised How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?
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Dec
6
comment How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?
I think "severe security issue" is an overreaction. If someone is logged into the computer, it's generally assumed that they're allowed to access the computer. I know Linux can be configured to deny remote users access to some hardware but it's uncommon and I'm not sure if it even extends to webcams.
Dec
6
answered How do I deactivate my microphone and iSight for security reasons?
Dec
6
answered Unix command to recursively copy JPG files in a complex directory tree
Dec
4
answered Why can't Time Machine see shared drive?
Dec
4
revised Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt
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Dec
4
answered Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt
Nov
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comment Mavericks frees >12GB of SSD
Finder has always counted local snapshots as free space, and Time Machine has actually never moved them to the external drive. This might have been a feature that was dropped before release, because it's a very common misconception. They stay on the local disk and get pruned when free space drops below 20%. See How do local TimeMachine backups work exactly?
Nov
5
comment Does FileVault encryption slow read/write access on an SSD?
Here's a data point: the 512GB PCIe SSD in my new rMBP initially benchmarked at about 725/700 MB/s read/write. After enabling FileVault and filling the disk to about 50%, it has slowed down to 715/695. Our CPUs have dedicated instructions to optimize AES, so the performance impact is basically nil.
Nov
4
comment What is the max resolution output by the HDMI port of the MacBook Pro Retina?
It's not an issue of "what does HDMI support?", it's an issue of "what does this particular MacBook's HDMI port support?"
Nov
4
answered Attaching external display to MacBook Pro through VGA → DVI → Thunderbolt
Nov
4
answered Why does MacbookPro Retina require the dedicated GPU to access external displays?