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Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,022
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: 180
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: 180
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: 181
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: 181
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: 361
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: 370
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: 361
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: 174
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: 1,355
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: Apple Desktops 10-29-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By cptkrf
Ok, the reason for soldered ram has been hashed...

Ok, the reason for soldered ram has been hashed over, and with some fairly well thought out augments. You want max memory, order it with the machine. You will pay more, but it is a one time charge...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
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: Apple Desktops 10-26-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By cptkrf
I was having troubles with the announcement,...

I was having troubles with the announcement, also. I was hoping that it was bad info that was being given out.

What we have now, is the Apple version of an IBM PC junior - and if you are old...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
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: 1,903
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: 694
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: 1,903
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 OSX’s best features.

Anyway, I...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By cptkrf
New problem. Went to breakfast, came back and I...

New problem. Went to breakfast, came back and I thought it had BSODed again, but not rebooted. Logged into it from my other Mini and it was up and running, but just had a blank TB monitor. And...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By cptkrf
This is not looking good. Second BSOD this...

This is not looking good.

Second BSOD this morning. This time I was manually copying a folder from the previous time machine. Suddenly the finder beachballed, but I could still move between...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By cptkrf
Black Screen of Death. I was in Safari, just...

Black Screen of Death.

I was in Safari, just casually surfing, was on a news site and clicked the back arrow to return to the home screen. No pause, no error. I got an instant Black screen on...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By cptkrf
I have put it on my 2013 4 core Mini four days...

I have put it on my 2013 4 core Mini four days ago and it has been working fine. All my software works and it seems to be fairly fast.

But...

I just had my first BSOD on an Apple product...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 10-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By cptkrf
Yosemite and Mavericks AirDrop?

Has anybody tried to connect via Airdrop from a Yosemite to a Mavericks machine? My Mavericks still sees all the other Mav's and ML's, but not my new Yosemite install. Googling doesn't show...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-26-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,833
Posted By cptkrf
This is quite a fascinating bug, even more so...

This is quite a fascinating bug, even more so that it took so long to become apparent. One wonders just how many more snakes are hiding in the grass for future strollers to find.

However…

It...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,833
Posted By cptkrf
Have you noticed any broken shell scripts? I...

Have you noticed any broken shell scripts? I ask because the OSX sh and Linux sh are slightly different.
Forum: Security Awareness 09-25-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,833
Posted By cptkrf
As Vansmith has said, any problems will probably...

As Vansmith has said, any problems will probably be at the server level. This is not a virus, nor is it malware - it is just some bad coding that hasn’t been noticed since it was written. ...
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