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Mar
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comment What to do about recent remote code execution vulnerability in git (on El Capitan)
Homebrew works fine with system integrity protection. See @CD-RUM 's answer and my comment for more details. If you're having trouble, you probably have an old b0rked Homebrew installation that didn't survive the upgrade well (this is particularly likely if you went through the beta programme). In that case, Google for ways to fix your Homebrew as it's probably the cleanest way to maintain this kind of software and manage updates.
Mar
21
comment What to do about recent remote code execution vulnerability in git (on El Capitan)
I don't know why this isn't getting more votes. Homebrew was updated a long time ago now and works fine with Rootless in El Capitan; /usr/local and /Library/Caches/Homebrew are not protected filesystem locations: support.apple.com/en-us/HT204899 ("Paths and applications that third-party apps and installers can write to include: /Applications, /Library, /usr/local").
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Feb
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awarded  Revival
Jan
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comment Notes not syncing to and from iCloud from OS X Yosemite
As far as I can tell, it's the logging in and out of iCloud that's the key and may be the only thing you need to do. I did this on both an El Cap machine and an iOS 9 phone when, after upgrading to those operating systems, iCloud sync just broke for some apps. I elected, when prompted, to delete locally stored data that was a copy of the cloud information - IMPORTANT - I used "www.icloud.com" first to check that the cloud really did have what I expected! Sync is now mostly working, though it's very laggy and unreliable. Modern Apple, natch.
Aug
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awarded  Critic
Aug
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comment Safari 8.0 on Yosemite doesn't kill closed tab processes, hogs memory
See my reply. Safari 7 doesn't exhibit the problem and suggesting someone adds memory when they report an obvious memory leak is doubtless well intentioned, but ultimately really not too helpful.
Aug
12
answered Safari 8.0 on Yosemite doesn't kill closed tab processes, hogs memory
Jul
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answered Mail app on OS X 10.10 goes blank with Office 365 Account after displaying for a minute
Jan
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Nov
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comment Understanding Photo Stream
Strongly disagree; any tester I've ever worked with would classify photos simply missing, with no explanation or indication, from photo stream as a bug. It's a serious issue for any user. They just don't see some images. Or, in some cases, they see an image but it's black, because it's broken. Lack of user feedback whether intentional or otherwise can most definitely be categorised as a GUI bug.
Sep
28
comment Understanding Photo Stream
What the above is avoiding saying is that basically, Apple's software is really buggy. Yeah - how could it possibly repeatedly fail to upload photos to iCloud from Camera Roll? And yet, from the very first day the feature was introduced right up until the time I'm writing this, it happens all the time. There's no UI to retry, there's no UI to indicate that it failed; it just sucks. The bottom line is that the software engineering quality of this feature is very poor I'm afraid.
May
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May
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comment What is sound drift correction on OS X and how should I use it?
Ah! Just after posting that I realised it used to be called "Resample" rather than "Drift correction" and that was actually more descriptive: "Each Aggregate device uses one of the included hardware devices for a master clock source, and by default this is usually the clock Mac's built-in audio hardware [...] each device in the structure list also has a Resample option, which performs a sample-rate conversion at the current sample rate that effectively reclocks the incoming audio to the master clock" - from: discussions.apple.com/thread/2068625?start=0&tstart=0
May
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answered What is sound drift correction on OS X and how should I use it?
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