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Nov
18
comment Why Mac OS X requires any amount of free disk space?
Interesting solution. But we could only propose pros and cons; only Apple could tell you their reasons (and they aren't likely to).
Oct
29
answered What are the maximum temperatures for my MacBook Pro?
Sep
22
answered Can I map mouse mouse buttons 3 and 4 to control the system volume?
Sep
6
comment How can I diagnose really poor performance of my 13" MBP 2011 on 10.6?
+1 for details of diagnosis and solution.
Sep
6
comment Move Large, Frequent files closer to center of HDD
... The other variable is the rotational latency but this is almost always random, i.e, unpredictable. (Historical trivia: On some of the (now ancient) old drum-memory computers, some programs were carefully optimized to place instructions on the drum where the heads were predicted to be when the previous instruction finished.)
Sep
6
comment Move Large, Frequent files closer to center of HDD
Time to traverse a block is a function of the CentralAngle, not of arc length. Or put another way, the surface speed and arc length both increase proportionally to radial location of the track; their ratio stays constant. Where there can be an improvement in speed due to file position is from the heads having to move less distance radially to reach the desired track, but this is only realizable if you know where the heads tend to "hang out" and you can position the files in question nearby. ...
Sep
1
answered What is the best way to copy 1000 pics from my PC to my ipad3?
Sep
1
answered How can I find out whether my MacBook is supported by Lion?
Aug
31
answered How can I remotely control my iMac user desktop from a Windows computer?
Aug
27
awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
answered What is the difference between various VM solutions?
Jul
27
comment Why does Apple not support Power Nap on some of the Macs that have Power Nap capability?
You'd need to ask Apple - none of us here can answer 'why' for someone else.
Jul
27
answered Why does Apple not support Power Nap on some of the Macs that have Power Nap capability?
Jul
19
comment Can't get 1680x1050 resolution with Macbook Pro ~2009 and Snow Leopard
Oops - 3 weeks old question. Answer still stands.
Jul
18
answered Can't get 1680x1050 resolution with Macbook Pro ~2009 and Snow Leopard
Jul
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
1
answered How do I avoid inadvertently switching workspaces?
Jun
22
answered Unhide /etc dir but NOT using 'AppleShowAllFiles'. Possible?
Jun
22
comment What is barred circle icon in dock after install to new HD?
I get a barred-circle icon anytime I drag a a new app onto an app-folder shortcut provided in the .dmg, or if I drag it directly into /Applications. Logging out and logging in again fixes it. I prevent it happening in the first place by dragging a new app onto my desktop first, where it will get its proper icon, and then into /Applications. I've no idea why that happens or how it's related, but I'd bet the same solution would work in this case, too.
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus