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Oct
27
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
22
comment What is the wheel user group for?
This is mostly irrelevant on OS X, since most of the functions traditionally controlled by wheel membership have been replaced by things that use the admin group instead (e.g. sudo is generally used instead of su, and sudo is configured to allow members of admin to use it).
Oct
20
comment Is there a way to clean up possibly invalid disks that only show up on Mac OS Recovery through ‘diskutil list’ in Terminal? Does Recovery use them?
Do not attempt to remove them, they're basically RAM disks and are needed for recovery mode to function. See this previous answer.
Oct
3
comment Active Directory login
Do you get an "Other" icon at the login window (note that you may have to wait ~30 seconds for it to appear)? Also, what kind of network connection do you have (wired or wireless, and if wireless what security mode)?
Oct
3
comment Bind Secondary Groups to Active Directory w/ Unix Extensions
@Johnny: I'm not exactly sure what you mean. For AD accounts, the Mac always uses UIDs and GIDs based on the AD account attributes. If mapping is enabled, it uses the selected AD attributes (generally uidNumber and gidNumber). If mapping is not enabled, it uses IDs generated from the accounts' UUID. There's never really a "local" ID.
Sep
29
answered Where does the OS X routing table come from?
Sep
28
comment start and stop OS X router daemon
OS X doesn't run -- or even contain the binary for -- routed. What are you actually trying to do?
Sep
21
comment How to securely erase an SSD drive?
That's still not enough, for two reasons: first, when Disk Utility formats the disk, it only overwrites a little bit of it (the partition table, volume headers, etc), and there's no guarantee that's enough to exhaust the extra capacity. Second, there's no guarantee at all that the extra writing DU does will hit different physical blocks than what dd erased earlier -- depending on the controller's allocation strategy, it's entirely possible you're just erasing the same physical blocks over & over. That's why I said that even overwriting all space twice might not be enough.
Sep
16
revised Kernel Panic (?) on new 2014 MBP
Put panic report into code format
Aug
27
answered Troubleshooting DNS
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
24
answered Bind Secondary Groups to Active Directory w/ Unix Extensions
Aug
19
comment Is it Possible To Move Menu Bar To Applications
@Mark: tracking speed is not linear -- if you move your finger across the pad slowly, it'll take a couple of moves to get all the way across, of you move faster it'll go further in a single pass. I can get from bottom to top in a single (fast) move on my MBP 15", with the trackpad on anything except the slowest two settings (and even on the second-slowest setting, I can do it if I move my finger fast enough).
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
answered Can seller lock/erase my second-hand Mac with Find My Mac?
Aug
10
comment Is it Possible To Move Menu Bar To Applications
If it takes you 3 or 4 moves to get to the top of the screen, you might want to increase your tracking speed (in System Preferences -> Trackpad preference pane -> Point & Click tab).
Aug
8
comment How can I update the firmware in my router via tftp?
You shouldn't need to edit /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/tftp.plist -- the -w flag to sudo launchctl load makes it override that setting.
Aug
5
answered Time Machine was never set up
Aug
4
answered How do I find out of my OS X 10.9.4 is 32 bit or 64 bit?