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comment Can I update to OS X Mavericks if I get a new graphics card?
@humberto I updated the dead link with a link to the internet archive of the page. It would be super awesome if you could edit this answer to include all the relevant details from that page. It would save future link rot from occuring.
Jul
28
comment Why are some of music files not being added to my iCloud Music Library?
Definitely not duplicates. Also, can you expand on "re-sync the library" -- what exactly does that mean?
Jul
28
comment Why is extracting this tgz throwing an error on my Mac but not on Linux?
This is really a comment -- it doesn't offer a solution, it's only discussion on an existing solution. Johnny, can you please move this to a comment? I'll come back and delete this later, just wanted to give you a chance to move it first. Thanks.
Jul
27
comment Shell script to rsync or if not mounted - mount and rsync
As a general style comment, you can DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) this out by negating the if statement, so if-mount-doesn't-exist you mount it, and then the rsync call is outside the if/else/end block and always executes. You only need one rsync line then. Easier to maintain.
Jul
26
comment Adding tags to files in OS X: How to use, where are tags stored, and will they work on a network?
@GrahamPerrin note that the data is stored in both the EAs on the files and the .DS_Store. Finder reads DS_Store, Spotlight reads EAs apparently, but they would only be available on HFS+ file systems: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/64412/… -- I've modified the answer to make this clear.
Jul
22
comment How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?
@SoilSciGuy that's probably an entirely new question since you're not using OS X Screen Sharing for the connection, right?
Jul
20
comment Solution/Script to automatically sync Safari's Reading List to Read-it-Later services like Pocket or Evernote?
Links rot. We prefer answers that copy out the relevant, useful data behind a link in to the answer body. For more information on link rot and Stack Exchange please see this article. Thanks!
Jul
19
comment How do I force iPhoto to download new photos in my Photo Stream?
Thanks @ColinM.! I've updated the answer!
Jul
13
comment What's the difference between iTunes Match and Apple Music?
This answer is quite misleading and needs considerable expansion to be correct. Consider citing some sources and expanding on the answer otherwise it will continue to attract down votes.
Jul
8
comment How can I make my microSD card writable?
The question-asked clearly states the physical lock switch on the card is in the "unlocked" position. You may wish to delete this answer as it will continue to attract down votes for not actually addressing the question being asked. For more information on how Ask Different and the StackExchange Q&A format works please see our FAQ.
Jul
8
comment Why am I being compelled to renew a purchased extra memory when Apple have degraded me to my initial memory size because of my failure to renew?
Closing for now pending some edit work. You appear to have mixed up memory (physical RAM in your iPad that stores apps, settings, etc. and is paid for once, when you purchase the device) with iCloud storage (storage space in the cloud for storing your information in a centrally-accessible spot for all your devices, that is paid for with a monthly subscription). Also, does not seem related to your payment method problem.
Jun
20
comment Does homebrew store tar.gz after package installation is complete?
I can make some guesses: makes re-installation easier. But, just a guess.
Jun
19
comment Make files in `/usr/local` writable for homebrew
Does brew doctor tell you anything useful? Post the output here.
Jun
17
comment Why does Dia interface look blurry on my Mac?
Hi and welcome to Ask Different! This answer, on the surface, is fine but we ask that you disclose any affiliations with the company. For more information on how Ask Different and the StackExchange Q&A format works please see our FAQ.
Jun
10
comment When can the Apple Watch be purchased from in store?
At this time, there is no public information and any answer on this question is pure conjecture and speculation.
Jun
10
comment What's the difference between iTunes Match and Apple Music?
Answers on Stack Exchange sites should attempt to be canonical, citing sources and references where possible. This reads like you're guessing.
Jun
7
comment Install application on external SSD and load from external SSD to RAM?
Addendum on point #3 -- if your home directory and OS install is on the internal drive, the application may use disk cache and application-specific setting storage on the internal drive. Really: it's complicated.
Jun
4
comment Find logged on user and network home directory with a bash script
From the post "The script will almost definitely not be run by the logged on user." -- your answer won't work to discover other users on the system.
May
28
comment Script to change Computername/hostname causing bizarre Terminal behavior
And you're calling your script with sudo <name of the script> right?
May
28
comment Script to change Computername/hostname causing bizarre Terminal behavior
Have you considered quoting your $compName variable on the off chance it's being interpreted as an option? Try: scutil --set LocalHostName "$compName"