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I'm an Australian developer (working overseas) currently working in marine science on underwater visualisation and analysis software. My day-to-day working language is C++, but I have a particular liking for Delphi, which I've used since version 1 in 1995 (when I would have been, what, 12...)

I started programming on a BBC Master microcomputer (mode 2! So many colours!) before moving to Turbo Pascal for DOS, and then Delphi. My hobby languages these days are Delphi and Objective C.


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asked Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?
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revised Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
Note about the problem vanishing on its own
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comment Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
I did it before asking the question :) And yes, it took a while.
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comment Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
I'm sorry, I don't understand. I have reindexed Spotlight. It still shows the same results. Finder shows the same amount of free space too.
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comment Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
Thanks Buscar. I have reindexed Spotlight and used Safe Mode, as noted in the question. The problem (maybe I didn't explain this properly) is the space categorised as Other grew to fill the entire HDD when I tried to empty the trash and has shrunk, but not nearly back to where it was. I have a huge amount of Other compared to what I did a few days ago, and it's in the way and I have no idea what it is.
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revised Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
Note abut location of iPhoto and iTunes files
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revised Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
Correction to info given by Disk Utility, info describing steps
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asked Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
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accepted Is the message “You must change your passcode within 60 minutes” valid / non-malware?
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comment Is the message “You must change your passcode within 60 minutes” valid / non-malware?
The warning hasn't reoccurred, so I think you're right - changing seems to have dismissed it. I can relax :)
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comment Is the message “You must change your passcode within 60 minutes” valid / non-malware?
Hah, yes, it's always worth asking :) But no, no network profile set either.