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comment How do I prevent X11 opening an xterm when it starts?
@Wyatt8740 I'll take your word for it. I don't have any suggestions for what to do in that case. If you do find out, feel free to add your own answer or comment. (Or if you need the answer but don't know how, ask a new question.)
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comment Should I install iOS 8 on my iPhone 4s?
FWIW, I run iOS 8 on my 4S, and don't really see any drawbacks at all. Okay, it is perhaps not quite as responsive sometimes, taking some noticable fraction of a second to react to taps and swipes. It doesn't bother me, but others may feel differently.
Dec
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comment Spotlight does not seem to work in finding apps
@Thecafremo I didn't want to post just a link as an answer, and didn't have time to write more. Fixed now.
Dec
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answered Spotlight does not seem to work in finding apps
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comment Spotlight does not seem to work in finding apps
Maybe the spotlight index needs to be rebuilt?
Dec
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comment Newly installed Emacs won't open on Mavericks
What happens if you try to start the executable from a terminal? I.e., /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs (assuming the standard name and location). Also, which emacs is it – where did you get it from?
Oct
30
comment How to check what's locking a file?
Just noted a silly misprint: Where it says “sudo is after all …” it was lsof I had intended to mention. Not going to edit it – it's too minor to warrant a bump to the front page.
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asked Problems connecting to iTunes store
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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.
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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.