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Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By cptkrf
A runaway Flash will heat it up like a toaster. ...

A runaway Flash will heat it up like a toaster. My Air would stay at room temperatures no matter what I did, except on occasion, when the terminal command "Top" showed Adobe's finest taking 99...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By cptkrf
Actually, I have found it quite useful,...

Actually, I have found it quite useful, especially back when I was on a data capped satellite. It allowed for the easy detection - and blocking - of large apps that were told not to auto update, but...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By cptkrf
I have a new Mini that started with the same...

I have a new Mini that started with the same problem a week ago. Won't wake from sleep with a key press or mouse. The attached Time Machine complains that the disk was unplugged without being...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By cptkrf
And mine. Except that I started back in 8080...

And mine. Except that I started back in 8080 days where you built everything by starting with a handful of sockets, chips and wire. And when finished, you had to write your own "OS". Man, it was...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By cptkrf
SAY WHAT!? That's a new one on me. In...

SAY WHAT!? That's a new one on me.

In fact, anyone who eats over or around my MBA are going to get themselves chopped. Must be some strange Mac owners in the world:D
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By cptkrf
An interesting post from a person with experience...

An interesting post from a person with experience on both platforms. Or all three, if I read it right. Now, for my 67 cents worth (inflation means that 2 cents isn't what it was.)

What you are...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,183
Posted By cptkrf
I didn't laugh (probably too stunned by such an...

I didn't laugh (probably too stunned by such an asinine statement) but after that came out, anything else he said immediately went to my /dev/null as useless.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,183
Posted By cptkrf
Well, they aren't my provider, just one that I...

Well, they aren't my provider, just one that I was exploring. But here in rural East Texas, it isn't like you have pages of providers to choose from. Other than satellite, you Might have a local...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,183
Posted By cptkrf
Wow. SLOW? I will swap with you. Try $79 a...

Wow. SLOW? I will swap with you. Try $79 a month and 1 meg down and 200k up. No limit, however, but at these speeds what ISP would bother?
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,183
Posted By cptkrf
Gasp! A major and unknown threat for OSX

This is about security and antivirus, but since no one is likely to get any usable info from it, I have put it in the lounge.

My physical internet provider has become less than optimum lately, so...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By cptkrf
The last two days have seen the problem...

The last two days have seen the problem disappear, at least here. Tuesday it was really bad, got better on Wednesday, then Thursday seemed to be gone.

I met a friend (non-technical type) for...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By cptkrf
Not in this case. Working pretty good this...

Not in this case. Working pretty good this morning, EXCEPT…

for mac-forums.com and wikipedia. Could not reach either, starting from about 6:45am CST, from home , from Starbucks or from the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By cptkrf
Router table full problem?

Anybody else noticing that the 'Net is majorly broken this morning? Sites are coming and going, including this one. And Google? Ten zillion google servers and I can't hit one? Wikipedia and...
Forum: Community Suggestions and Feedback 08-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By cptkrf
I DO remember the phone booth. Now. But...

I DO remember the phone booth. Now.

But most of those in the examples are screenshots of this or that. Not really what I was thinking about as regard a pic. They are, of course, but...
Forum: Community Suggestions and Feedback 08-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By cptkrf
For Moderator - picture question.

I see very few pictures in the posts on this forum. (In fact, can’t seem to remember even one.) Also, I see nothing about use or restriction of imbedded pics in the guidelines.

So…

Sometimes...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By cptkrf
Yes. I am in total agreement with you on that. ...

Yes. I am in total agreement with you on that. The information availability now would have made that kid back in my youth think that aliens had landed and had given over their entire technology,...
Forum: Security Awareness 08-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By cptkrf
Loooooong password problem

I changed my important passwords (again) this morning in the wake of the latest hacking episode. No problem - I do it often enough that it is almost automatic. Except…

For Apple.

With...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By cptkrf
Ah yes. The magic of acoustic couplers and 300...

Ah yes. The magic of acoustic couplers and 300 baud - and, much later, as fast as 1200 baud. I remember those days also. And 8080s and the rich kid on the block that had an unheard-of 64k in his...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By cptkrf
The Future of Forums?

Anybody besides me thinking that Forums are slowly dying out?

The Astronomy forum (that was run by the magazine) that I have used for years, shut down without explanation, but I had noticed...
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 08-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By cptkrf
It ain't gonna work on Mavericks in native mode...

It ain't gonna work on Mavericks in native mode apparently - at least not without more work that I want to put in it, and to just get undone on the next update of OSX. And almost assuredly it won't...
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 08-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,580
Posted By cptkrf
Doesn't work on Mavericks. Using...

Doesn't work on Mavericks.

Using -L/usr/X11R6/lib to find /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.6.dylib
Cannot find X include files via /usr/X11R6/include
Cannot find X include files anywhere.
No 'Makefile'...
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 07-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By cptkrf
The Apple Dev docs have tons of info, as long as...

The Apple Dev docs have tons of info, as long as you are fairly experienced in both Xcode and their docs.

Try
...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 07-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By cptkrf
Thanks. Will look at that app. It needs to not...

Thanks. Will look at that app. It needs to not only be a map, but a scope pointer as well. I assume it does both.

Most definitely I need new software. The original, even if I could find it,...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 07-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By cptkrf
Any Amateur Astronomers on here?

Any amateur astronomers on here using a Mac? Now that I am fully retired I have time to crank up a hobby that I have had since high school.

I have a very good Meade LX-200 10" classic 'scope...
Forum: Security Awareness 07-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By cptkrf
I use Password Manager off the app store. Works...

I use Password Manager off the app store. Works good, even though I have no idea of its bulletproofness. I use gigantic passwords (If you are going to use PWs that can't be remembered, there is...
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