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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Necromancer
Apr
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comment How often should one shutdown a Macbook instead of just closing the lid?
I think the usefulness of that is very much dependent on usage. So it is near impossible to give advice that is good for everybody. Lately, updates requiring reboots seem to be rare, so for me at least, such reboots are too far apart. I typically find my laptop feeling a bit sluggish if it's more than a month or so since the last reboot.
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment Why does Spotlight give a wrong value for `cos(pi/2)`?
@Édouard You might consider it a bug if the user has been led to expect some capability for symbolic mathematics. Any computer algebra system (CAS) will of course know that cos(π/2)=0 exactly! On the other hand, it is hardly reasonable to expect Spotlight to contain a CAS. And in the realm of floating point arithmetic, results like the OP reports are to be expected. Any bug report might be better labeled a feature request, perhaps.
Jan
22
comment How do I run Gimp on Mountain Lion?
@NicolasRaoul There does seem to be native Gimp 2.8 for OS X there, though I didn't actually try to download it. But it showed up after a short delay; perhaps the server does some browser sniffing, maybe even some javascript magic, before you get to see the downloads? Perhaps you could try a different browser and see if you get a different result.
Jan
8
comment Explanation for Ridiculously Slow Copy Speed
Probably unrelated, but perhaps not: I had an episode recently where a time machine backup at work could not finish within a workday, so I had to cancel it when I went home (I have a macbook air at work that I take home at night). The next day, after a reboot, the backup completed in less than half an hour.
Nov
2
comment OS X Mavericks Maps: can't send direction to iPhone
I am posting this answer so that the question will not remain listed as an unanswered question. For cases like this, it is probably preferable that the question is posted as a question, and then immediately answered by the original poster.
Nov
2
answered OS X Mavericks Maps: can't send direction to iPhone
Oct
19
comment Why is the minimize window function disabled sometimes?
– And just a sleep later, minimize is back to normal. Weird.
Oct
19
comment Why is the minimize window function disabled sometimes?
I hadn't seen this problem in a long time, but now it is happening again, on OS X 10.8.5 this time. My iTerm windows cannot be minimized. (It's been so long, I had forgotten I asked this question myself! I came across it by googling. 8-)
Sep
4
comment Navigation menu not working in Chrome or Safari on Mac, but working in firefox
FWIW, the site seems to work for me too, but when I go there with Firebug enabled, it keeps tripping up on illegal JSON strings – names not quoted, and string values quoted using single quotes instead of double quotes. This may be unrelated to your problems, but it does not bode well for code quality.
Aug
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answered How Can I install Java on mac
Jul
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answered /etc/hosts gets over written
Jul
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comment /etc/hosts gets over written
FWIW, this does not happen to me. I have an entry in /etc/hosts to a computer in my private network (address 10.0.0.2) which has never been removed by the system. But perhaps it leaves addresses in local networks (10/8, 172.16/12 and 192.168/16 – see RFC 1918) alone, and removes addresses pointing to global IPv4 addresses? </speculation>
Jul
12
comment Changing OS X command line language
I don't think that setting LANG in .bash_profile will make Terminal or iTerm use the specified language. That setting will only apply to the shell and programs run from the shell.
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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comment How can I restart Finder when it keeps “stopping” an stopped copy process?
@daviewales The normal finder process would be the one without “anonymous” in its label. I have no idea what caused the other two to exist, but could speculate that Finder fires off new processes to handle copying or other tasks, and those are what you see. The letter E in the status indicate that the process is trying to exit, according to the manual page for ps. Not too sure what that means either, but maybe there are pending writes that need to be finished before the process can exit.
Feb
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Jan
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comment What is accountsd and why does it want to use the “login” keychain?
accountsd is a part of the Accounts Framework. It is probably normal for it to want access to your keychain. Apart from that I don't have a clue, but see the answer below.