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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
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.
Nov
5
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?"
Sep
16
comment How the low battery message graphic is loaded?
If the question needs to be reworded to be practical, might I suggest "How can I modify my iPhone to display a grumpycat picture when the battery is low"?
Jul
5
comment Disable loopback interface lo0 on 10.8.4?
That is odd. Does iperf correctly identify the two IPs, just to confirm that both sides are bound to different interfaces? ("local 10.0.0.2 ... connected with 10.0.0.1")? Do you get the same result going both ways (client on 1, server on 2 vs client on 2, server on 1)?
Jul
3
comment Disable loopback interface lo0 on 10.8.4?
I'd suspect that disabling lo0 might have unintended consequences, so it might be better to find another way to accomplish your goal... change the routing tables so 10.0.0.1 doesn't go through lo0, perhaps? I was going to suggest binding the server and client to different interfaces but that didn't make a difference in my test.
Dec
4
comment 2012 iMac RAM Upgrade
Maybe a better answer: the stock RAM should come preinstalled correctly for dual channel mode, and you don't need to move it. Just add the new sticks in the open slots.
Dec
4
comment 2012 iMac RAM Upgrade
This page hasn't been updated yet, but it will likely be one pair (e.g. the original 2x4GB) in the top slots and the other pair (e.g. 2x8GB) in the bottom slots.
Nov
24
comment What is the difference between the iPad Mini model numbers A1454 and A1455?
And I have absolutely no idea what MM stands for.
Nov
23
comment How to use the balance on your apple account in app store?
Which region are you in / which iTunes store are you using? Initially, gift cards weren't redeemable for apps in the Canadian iTunes store, most likely for sales tax reasons. This may still be the case in your region. You should check the fine print on your gift card and see if it excludes apps. If that's the case, there is no way to purchase apps with that balance.
Nov
22
comment terminal ask for ssh passphrase every time
Nevermind, I was trying to guess why it was being triggered, but it looks like it automatically tries to load an SSH key if it finds one in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. Did you generate an SSH key for something?
Nov
22
comment terminal ask for ssh passphrase every time
Did you try to add your SSH key to the agent by adding the command to .bash_profile?
Nov
20
comment Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet?
I don't know for sure, but I suspect that this feature isn't exposed or supported at all. I've certainly never seen HDMI show up as a network interface. If the TV has an ethernet port, you'll probably have a much easier time just using that.
Nov
18
comment How do I use/enable Tor when using Terminal?
It depends on the script. It would have to be written to work with a SOCKS proxy.
Nov
16
comment Delayed, undesirable sleep on de-powering MBP retina with ML
It might be worth running a command like pmset -g log | grep -E '^.{24} Sleep ' in Terminal to hopefully see what the sleep cause was.