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Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed Takes a long time for my macbook pro to wake from sleep
Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Pros & Cons of still running Mac OS X Snow Leopard?
Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Is it possible to migrate keyboard shortcuts for all my applications via an export?
Feb
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reviewed Reviewed How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?
Feb
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comment How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?
Do come back and flesh this out with edits as you find it works or does not work. Welcome to the site!
Feb
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comment Cannot Resolve Host
OK - now that makes sense. I don't know what changed, but I do know, I've stopped messing with DNS and just use xip.io to resolve addresses. It's not perfect for your case, since localhost is a level deeper than picking on IP address on the subnet, but as testing progresses, having other devices get to my development server kills this problem by solving the "other devices" need to connect to my test web server.
Feb
4
comment Is there a technical reason not to upgrade a MacBook's RAM past its listed maximum?
I put three vendors that have been around, but RamJet not only gets my business, but when I call/email them for support, they dig into things and often publish what combinations they will back when those combinations are more than Apple specifies. I've never used crucial, but I know and respect many that like to save costs and push the specs a bit more than RamJet will. RamJet's engineering / support / warranty is top notch in my experience and stands above the rest.
Feb
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awarded  Caucus
Feb
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comment Is there a technical reason not to upgrade a MacBook's RAM past its listed maximum?
I care not about pro apple - if people have beefs and are polite about it - anger, disappointment, criticism are all welcome here. Especially when there is useful information / discussion surrounding it. I didn't want notoriety / speculation to derail what could be a nice question here.
Feb
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answered Is there a technical reason not to upgrade a MacBook's RAM past its listed maximum?
Feb
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answered Why does File:/// crash my app?
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why won't the iPad Podcasts app download my MP3s?
Feb
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comment Is there a technical reason not to upgrade a MacBook's RAM past its listed maximum?
This might get a better hearing if you just ask as objective a question as you can. Is going past Apple recommended RAM limits advisable? Rather than editorializing on pricing. If you ask about pricing, people are free to weigh in on how much it costs Apple to stock, ship, document, support (including pre-shipping parts worldwide to offer genius bar support for every conceivable combination). That alone would be a large chapter in a book on how to run a business like Apple. What margins Apple gets seems to be irrelevant to whether something would work in practice.
Feb
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answered Time Machine and Storage
Feb
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comment Cannot Resolve Host
I added a general answer since it's not clear what exactly the host resolution process you are testing - but perhaps you just needed a little background on why OS X is different than other Unix in this regard.
Feb
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revised Cannot Resolve Host
added 80 characters in body
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed Using cURL to download images in XML feed?
Feb
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comment How can I toggle internet sharing from the command line?
Also, if and when that question gets edited or yours changes to diverge from the duplicate, we can edit here and re-open if needed.
Feb
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comment How can I toggle internet sharing from the command line?
Having duplicate questions merged with differing tags and wording of the core question is actually a feature of how we handle closed questions. Your framing of the question will make the answers we already have more likely to be seen by others searching for exactly what you did. Ideally, we'd have several versions of every good question with all but the canonical version closed to avoid answers being duplicated / spread. A decent spread on questions is a good thing.
Feb
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reviewed Close How can I toggle internet sharing from the command line?