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Forum: Apple Desktops 01-21-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By cptkrf
The display of the 5k is really good - no doubt...

The display of the 5k is really good - no doubt about it. But...

Sitting next to my thunderbolt monitor it is not that much better. On the other hand, it makes my Samsung 27" look like a relic...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-21-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 799
Posted By cptkrf
yep. But I needed a new desktop after my...

yep. But I needed a new desktop after my perfectly good i7 iMac got hit by lightning.

Yoseemight works ok for me, but as I said elsewhere, the flat iOS - look gives me the impression that the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-20-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 799
Posted By cptkrf
Sorry. I drive a Taco. But I "fixed" my...

Sorry. I drive a Taco.

But I "fixed" my problem by purchasing a new iMac 5k. The Wacom works with it great and plugging the TB monitor as a second display doesn't blow it up as before. Of...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 799
Posted By cptkrf
I have installed drivers to the point that I am...

I have installed drivers to the point that I am about to run out of electrons. But I didn't expand on the problem. It has something to do with the Thunderbolt display. With it plugged in the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-20-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 799
Posted By cptkrf
Great. Thanks. And yep, I already have a USB...

Great. Thanks. And yep, I already have a USB installer of Mav.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-20-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 799
Posted By cptkrf
My old one was a mid 2013. The new one isn't...

My old one was a mid 2013. The new one isn't delivered yet and will be the latest they have - 2014 I guess it is called.

I never update an OS. I format the drive back to bare oxide and install...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 799
Posted By cptkrf
Load new Air with Mavericks

I have a high end MBA (or as high end as an Air can get) on order and want to install Mavericks in place of Yosemite. Anybody have any knowledge of backing up the OS one generation on MBooks? Or a...
Forum: Security Awareness 01-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By cptkrf
Agreed. This year I have seen Win XP bsod's on...

Agreed. This year I have seen Win XP bsod's on OSX for the first time, required Win 98 like reboots to fix something and such like stuff. I am afraid that sales is overiding engineering in the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 12-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By cptkrf
How 'bout this for irony?

Doing some early spring cleaning on the ole man cave and found this bag...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 12-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By cptkrf
DRM also hits those who have no interest in...

DRM also hits those who have no interest in pirating music and movies, or dumping their entire iTunes library to mp3s so they can be given in mass to their friends.

The jury rigged HDMI crap that...
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 12-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By cptkrf
Note to Mavericks users (and I assume...

Note to Mavericks users (and I assume Yosemite)...

Don't use the default tk-804.027 from Cpan.org. It won't compile.

Use the older search.cpan.org page and select the Latest Release at the...
Forum: Security Awareness 12-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By cptkrf
Alternate Titles <Sarcasm> Do security...

Alternate Titles

<Sarcasm>

Do security Gurus have to have graduated from high school to get a job protecting a multimillion dollar installation and leaving the root signon as 'Admin' and the...
Forum: Security Awareness 12-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By cptkrf
Do security experts have to have a GED?

Does anybody wonder (besides me) about the reason for critical systems (power, manufacturing, utilities, etc) being on the Internet in the first place? Especially now, after all that is happening,...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 12-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By cptkrf
Thanks everyone. She will definitely want...

Thanks everyone.

She will definitely want GSM, but I assumed that she would just plant her old sim card from the Straight Talk phone into the new one. That is what I did years ago with my 3gs...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 12-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By cptkrf
iPhone Apple Store question

I only use a phone to make the occasional call, rather than a social device, so my old 3gs is perfectly good for me. (Yes, that is true. I swear. I really don't walk across busy streets or drive...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 11-26-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By cptkrf
Now I am back to confused again. I tried the old...

Now I am back to confused again. I tried the old Sony DVD on an ooooold Mini. One of the old square plastic jobs and with Lion, no less. The DVD winds up like a turboprop taking off and unloads...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 11-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By cptkrf
Mark my experiences with NAS as bad. I have...

Mark my experiences with NAS as bad. I have tried a Lacie and a WD, although not in RAID configuration. Got so mad at them that I ripped them apart to salvage the hard drives for use in an...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 11-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By cptkrf
Trying to figure why DVDs are so slow on OSX.

I have been experimenting to see why an external USB DVD drive is so slow, but all I have come up with is that the problem has to be OSX. Note the keyword "external." I know all about Riplock for...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 11-20-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By cptkrf
Non Scrollable Web Page

This post is really just to see if others are having the same problem.

Recently, I am hitting sites where the page will not scroll up. News sites, mostly but a few links to others. Not many. ...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-30-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By cptkrf
Sorry, those WERE the "good ol' days." ...

Sorry, those WERE the "good ol' days." Nothing better for a nerd than Saturday or day off, with massive rain or cold outside the window so you didn't have to feel guilty about being inside on a...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By cptkrf
I think I found it. If I don't start Mail, I...

I think I found it. If I don't start Mail, I never see a crash (so far). I had reloaded Yosemite and used it for an entire day just fine. Then realized that I had never setup Mail. Started...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By cptkrf
Mavericks is running solid, just as before my...

Mavericks is running solid, just as before my foray into Yoseymite. Glad that my Mini isn't croaked, since you can't buy another one anymore.

However, I see lots of bugs being reported with...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,034
Posted By cptkrf
A decent article, even if I don't quite agree...

A decent article, even if I don't quite agree with his reasoning. Flat still looks amateurish and shallow to me, but as I said, I don't use a computer because of the look of icons.

His idea...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-25-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By cptkrf
The Extreme is really good, if somewhat...

The Extreme is really good, if somewhat expensive. And it is a place and forget box, as compared to my old Linksys routers. And, as has been pointed out, to extend the range, just add more of the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 10-25-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,034
Posted By cptkrf
Yosemite - Why the "Blah?"

I had to go back to Mavericks on my 2013 Mini because of major problems with Yosemite (discussed elsewhere). Once again, Time Machine proves itself to be one of OSXs best features.

Anyway, I...
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