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Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 2 Minutes ago by: TimS

You couldn't run my 35mm slide scanner. I keep an old Mini kicking around for the purpose.

Re: Advice for my grandson. Can you help, please? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

Haha! :-D It's not easy for us old folks to keep up! I've just got him to download Linux Mint onto his old Dell Laptop. Do you know if it is possible to launch it directly from the ISO or must it be loaded onto a memory stick (or DVD)

Re: Advice for my grandson. Can you help, please? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Minutes ago by: whisky-dave

Doesn't it depend on what he's going to do with it. Pros tend to have faster processors , better graphics cards, larger HD/SSD and of course this all costs more. Some pros are easier to upgrade the RAM and drive than a modern air. But

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/wreckfest-brings-back-carmageddon-in-new-censored-tournament-3010773

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 32 Minutes ago by: whisky-dave

Play starcraft, carmeggedon to name just 2 of my favourite games.

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 33 Minutes ago by: J. J. Lodder

So could I. Anyway, the problem is solved for all practical purposes, and I will leave it at that. No time for the possible subtleties. Thanks again, Jan

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

Why would I wish to run /anything/ on old and out-of-date equipment? What can you do using same which I cannot/could not do on my current iMac running macOS Monterey? I'm curious! ;-)

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Richard Tobin

As far as I can see - and I could be wrong - a folder is recognised as a package if its kMDItemContentType is set to something the Finder knows is a package type. That gets set by the system when you create a folder with a konwn extensio

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: J. J. Lodder

There is nothing like good old File Buddy for a great many file handling tasks. Unfortunately, after five years, the complete rewrite as File Buddy v11 is still in the alpha stage. No problem, just run it on an old Mac Mini, just like M

Re: slrn test (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 7 Hours 3 Minutes ago by: Alan B

Bah! Wrong group - sorry about that.

slrn test

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 7 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Alan B

pre1.0.4-6 build.

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 8 Hours 11 Minutes ago by: Alan B

Very wise. Hope it sorts things out. I run MWB manually probably about once a week just in case something nasty has crept in without my knowledge.

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 9 Hours 28 Minutes ago by: Peter James

I am running macOS Monterey v 12.3.1. I always, as a non-techie keep the OS up to date. That's the limit of my know-how. I shall try MalWare Bites. Peter

Advice for my grandson. Can you help, please?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

Hello Although no longer a student, funds are still tight for my number 2 grandson. He's asked me whether he should opt for a new Windows laptop or buy an Apple machine. I've suggested he might consider a refurbished or pre-owned Apple

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

Really? Did you even try it? It's free to experiment! (shareware) I'm pleased that you achieved your objective. :-D

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Hours 34 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

IAWTP 🙂

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

macOS has had builtin AV-type functionality (Gatekeeper, Xprotect, System Integrity Protection and more recently a read-only operating system volume) for years, so third-party AV certainly isn't generally necessary. However, when you ha

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Alan B

From posts a few weeks ago I think Peter runs Monterey but only he can confirm that.

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Bruce Horrocks

Also what version of macOS are you using? If you are running a reasonably recent version then there is no need to install any 3rd party anti-virus products because macOS already includes built-in anti-virus. <https://support.apple.com

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: J. J. Lodder

Thanks, but I don't think Pacifist will easily deal with the unpackaging problem. I solved the problem once and for all using good old File Buddy. This allows you to find all files which are packages. (while excluding the obvious ones s

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: J. J. Lodder

That works, thanks. That is no doubt how some of those fake .epub files became packages. To be fair, the Finder does put up a warning, if you have warnings about changing extensions set. ('may appear as a single file') Addition: This a

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: Richard Tobin

Rename it to have a different extension. If I create a directory whose name is anything.epub, it magically acquires the kMDItemContentType "org.idpf.epub-folder" and appears in the Finder as a package: kremvax$ mkdir test.epub kremvax$

OTish: Strange phone behaviour . . .

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: RJH

I've been getting a few texts from a friend that arrive - but not from his number. As a reflex I've been replying to that number, and when no reply received, I'd text to his proper number, and get an instant acknowledgement, from him on his

Re: Easy way to unpack a package? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Hours 47 Minutes ago by: David Brooks

Hello Jan Pacifist is a powerful multi-tool for working with macOS package files, disk images, and file archives. Using Pacifist, you can: open a wide variety of file archives, including: macOS .pkg package files, ..dmg disk images, ma

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: J. J. Lodder

To begin with, where is it? What does get info say? Jan

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Alan B

I don’t run any AV products either as they are unnecessary. I just wondered if you might have been getting some sort of false positive from one but clearly not. Hopefully MWB will sort you out. Another good general purpose malware detec

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Peter James

No I'm not. I always was told by people on this NG that antivirus software is not needed on a Mac. Have things changed? I am non-technical and ignorant in things pertaining to anti-virus etc. Peter

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: Alan B

Charged it up but not recognised on my Monterey systems. I suspect I need a version of iTunes running on an older version of macOS.

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

You can also check if macOS’s in-built malware defences are up to date by installing and running SilentKight. <https://eclecticlight.co/lockrattler-systhist/>

Apple Platform Security, May 2022

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Introduction to Apple platform security Apple designs security into the core of its platforms. Building on the experience of creating the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, Apple has created security architectures that addr

Re: Strange file (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

Some for. Of malware probably. Download and run Malwarebytes (free version) and see if they gets rid of it. Are you running any antivirus software?

Strange file

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 7 Hours ago by: Peter James

Every time I switch my iMac I get a warning about this file, 24A6CD75-73F9-4152-A1AD-69061B84C841” a file that is said to be a danger to my computer, and the file should be deleted. Every time I bin it and empty the bin the next morning t

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

I's now appeared as my iPod and the sync option is available. And, yes it has Best of Queen on it! It obviously needed properly charging to re-establish comms with the computer. The most interesting thing is how poor the earphones are

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

Sounds a bit like Good Omens, where every tape left in a car turns into a Best of Queen album.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 1 Day 23 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Having charged the battery fully, it now appears as a drive on the desktop but the finder window is empty though it does have a load of 60s music on it.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 2 Days 15 Hours ago by: Ian McCall

I have... They’re great, but make sure your lawn is relatively flat. Oh, and yes your lawn will be mowed, but no - your lawn and surrounding area will not magically be weeded, unfortunately. Cheers, Ian

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: David Kennedy

I think that he enjoys that feeling of power he gets when he pratts people about.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: Alan B

Maybe, just maybe it will. <https://www.macrumors.com/2022/05/13/elon-musk-puts-44-billion-twitter-deal-on-hold/>

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: TimH

My first encounter with the expression "concrete rumors".

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Kennedy

Yes; but is that a bad thing?

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

It would to all the kiddies who get all their news from Facebook, Instagram and other such cess pools of ignorance.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Alan B

There could be more iDevices if not obsoleted but unsupported on iOS / iPadOS 16. <https://www.macrumors.com/2022/05/12/which-devices-will-ios-16-and-ipados-16-support/>

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: nospam

reverse charged.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Alan B

Or several KWh short of a full charge might be more appropriate?

OT - Classic TV

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I'd not seen THIS ending before! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t70338JIPY0 All in a bit of fun. :-)

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days ago by: David Kennedy

very droll...

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days ago by: Graeme Wall

That's certainly a danger with his tunnels!

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days ago by: David Kennedy

I can't help wondering if the whole lot is going to implode...

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days ago by: nospam

just you. others see that he's short multiple sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, salads, soups, entrees & desserts. but to be fair, he does know how to make cars and spacecrafts, dig tunnels and inhale.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: David Kennedy

Is it just me or is Musk one sandwich short?

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Graeme Wall

I see Musk is in favour of allowing people who foment attempted coups to remain on social media.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: David Kennedy

Well, since the loonies are now running that particular asylum...

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: David Kennedy

Not a lot.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: nospam

social media sites do remove posts that are disinformation, incite violence, etc., as well as banning people who post such stuff, which results in ignorant people who have an agenda to whine 'free speech' and want that drivel to prosper.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Graham J

The willpower has to be applied to the social media sites. If they were forced to take legal responsibility for what they publish, with exemplary penalties in the order of tens of percent of their annual turnover, they would soon deve

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

But that means it has to show up as a location in a finder window.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: nospam

syncing is now part of mac os. <https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/sync-music-to-your-device-mchl bf6a1fab/mac>

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Kennedy

The whole fake identity situation is ridiculous. Given that people can spoof everything from identities to phone numbers it's unsurprising that there is so much chaos. What is a little surprising considering the damage done is the lack

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mark

I think I must have set both mine to show as ext HD as the Mini shows up as well.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

[snip] In practice it’s probably only a very low number of users who are causing issues. Unfortunately it’s very difficult for the authorities to take any meaningful action against them given the ease with which it’s possible to c

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

How, without iTunes?

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

Most social media sites stipulate the use of real identities. In reality it's trivial to sign up with fake information. It's easy to jump straight back on the system under another name if you get shut down. Shutting down the entire syste

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

Could be! But what do we know? <https://youtu.be/hw032kVeFtI>

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

From the article: Is "Greg Joswiak" actually an AI named after Jobs & Wozniak? Seems too good to be true. ;-)

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Thank you for your kind comment, Peter. You obviously find plenty to do with your spare time. Well done. Forgive me - may I ask you to provide a link to the image which you cleaned up for me? Thanks.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: nospam

doesn't matter. you should be able to sync music and video (the latter for non-shuffle ipods). as i mentioned in another post, it will show up as a hard drive if it's set to be an external hard drive, which is not the normal use case an

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 17 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Doesn't come up as a location either

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: David Kennedy

Will they close themselves down?

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: nospam

syncing has never required mounting on the desktop. an ipod could be used as an external hard drive, in which case it would mount on the desktop, but that's independent of music/video syncing.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark

Mine just did - briefly. Then it vanished after several seconds. It's talking to iTunes at least (latest Mojave).

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: nospam

it won't.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

I'm charging mine from the iMac but it doesn't come up as a drive on the desktop.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mark

Love how this old kit brings back memories :) I also have a 1st gen Shuffle that I used to use when running (as recently as... 4 or 5 years ago). I think it stopped communicating with iTunes for some reason though.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Alan B

On my wife’s suggestion I’ve had a look through some stuff in a box in my shed and found a 2005 iPod Nano 2GB A1137 model. What I need now is a suitable USB cable or adapter and maybe, like you, I’ll be able to charge it up and list

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Graham J

[snip] A more general problem is that newsgroups and social media sites are actually all forms of publishing; except that they are apparently not subject to the traditional rules of publishing. You can stand on Speakers' Corner and sa

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Discovered I still have an iPod Shuffle in a drawer, currently (sorry) on charge to see if A) it still works, and B) what is on it.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days ago by: Mark

I dug out my 1st Gen iPod Mini last week (for the first time in ??? years) as we were due to have our phones taken off us for a job. Took it with me, but never got round to using it.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days ago by: Justin Case

[snip] Seems like a very quiet, civilised group here. Ah yes, filters :-) The errant posters here make it a really trivial activity given that they mostly advertise. Is the subject really OT, or is conversation about a newsgroup off t

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Alan B

My post was more in hope rather than expectation. I can’t see anything changing in the short or medium term. So we’ll just have to keep ignoring or filtering out the cack :(

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Theo

A critical flaw in the design of Usenet is that it's not possible to do post-hoc moderation. Once a post is published it can't be removed, even on a moderated group. (There are 'cancels' but they are widely abused and in practice don't

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: nospam

nothing can do that except maybe watching someone else do it.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: nospam

stores aren't going to buy used ipod touches.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

Second hand prices could soar?

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I still have mine. If Apple hadn't been so precious about what it was and had mentioned PDA somewhere in the description I would have bought one earlier.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

You mean you haven’t got a robot lawn mower? Actually I haven’t too ;)

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

I still regularly use a classic from 2005 Makes mowing the grass a pleasure

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

I scanned all my slide film to PC, threw out the slide film, then managed to lose the digital copy. Bloody computers. Mind you, solid objects aren't immune, my neighbour lost all his photos to a roof fire. I did warn him 6 months prev

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: nospam

they're widely used in stores with a custom case to scan barcodes for price checks, inventory, etc., which is why the form factor hasn't changed. otherwise, the barcode cases would be obsolete.

Re: iPod Touch no more (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

This is one of those "didn't they stop making those ages ago?" moments! Cheers - Jaimie

iPod Touch no more

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Alan B

The first iDevice I ever used. Everything has to come to an end sometime :( <https://www.macrumors.com/2022/05/10/apple-discontinues-ipod-touch/>

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Alan B

I wish the Big 8 group had a bit more bite (byte?) and could find a way of dealing with all the crud we get on usenet from trolls, spammers, bots etc. Perhaps we need to rattle their cage a bit more? One way might be to explore the possi

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days ago by: martin

my mother before she died chucked a shoe box of mostly roll film negs some going back to the 30's including all our school photos etc, that generation regarded them as rubbish unfortunately

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Tony Cooper

Couldn't help taking a crack at it. I cleaned up the sky and brought in a little color in the sky. The sky shouldn't compete with the figures, so I went for just a little color. Cloned out a number of problems in the figures, but did

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: Snit

Bu you cannot find it now. That is odd. Oh. You just want to stretch things out for your game. Typical you. You speak for others a lot. Your focus on substance abuse. Again. You hate how often you have been banned. Oh well. https

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Snit

More of your drama. https://comp.sys.mac.system.narkive.com/R6r8MUKi/it-s-kind-of-a-chicken-and-egg-problem ----- Of his online life Steven says I've been booted off by past providers before because people complain a

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Steve Carroll

HE provided it, I reposted it 3 weeks ago. He knows what it's about. Sober up already! (snip lies and "evidence")

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Snit

He will do what he can to stretch it out. https://comp.sys.mac.system.narkive.com/R6r8MUKi/it-s-kind-of-a-chicken-and-egg-problem ----- Of his online life Steven says I've been booted off by past providers before because

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Wolffan

the only arsehole around here is _you_, vile one. I just provided a MID proving my position. You ignored it. Why should anyone ever bother to dig up a MID for you ever again? Thou art an idiot. Thou art vile.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

I'm sorry to hear that David. I too have lost many of the past and now I treasure all the old photos most of which have no comments on the subjects names and where/when they were taken. Lately I have been scrounging around distant relat

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Stop being an arsehole - provide the MID I don't hide such things. I tell you how it is - the TRUTH! :-D

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Thank you for your efforts and comments, Peter. My parents died long ago and my younger son died when he was just 28 years of age.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Yes somewhat. The photo is against the light. (the server has been down here). This is the best I could do for now, though your sending a larger file might help a little.) The yellow cast has gone, I've lightened the faces a little, sha

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Steve Carroll

What's strange and bizarre is how you two toss reality out the window so casually. Ask DB about the HO article he 'commented' on in Feb (that DB posted a link to) and what HO's replies to it were. And sober up. He's even admitted to get

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Snit

You twist everything based on your own mistrust. It is strange. It is bizarre. But yet you failed to. You push such trolling diversions often.

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Snit

Carroll is very good at deflecting.

Re: Setting Safari window width (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Sara Merriman

Thanks for that, "your extensions and themes will be removed" gives me pause, but I'm sure I can check which I have and re-add them when my brain is functioning slightly better than now :-)

Re: Setting Safari window width (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

Apparently this can be caused by a corrupt configuration file xulstore.json: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/changes-toolbars-and-window-sizes-are-not-saved

Re: Setting Safari window width (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sara Merriman

Sadly doesn't work for me with Firefox - that always insists on opening a window at full width, no matter how many times I change it.

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Just that you should think that you know something about my relationship with HO. Have they? WHAT do you think has been explained?

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 7 Days ago by: Steve Carroll

What's "VERY strange" about it? Everyone has explained.

Can YOU get some help? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Bob Campbell

Probably because they know who asked the question. It is you. The same dipshit irritant mutant asshole who continues to ask retarded questions. Which result in bans. Which result in more retarded questions asking why you have been ba

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: David Brooks

What a VERY strange viewpoint. Care to explain?

Re: Another's view of the ASC forums (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Steve Carroll

Why not? I thought you and HO are 'friends'. Maybe he didn't like it that you've 'abused' his friendship and tried to 'use' him (via his site) in your stalking efforts, maybe he didn't consider such actions very 'friendly' and he banned y

Another's view of the ASC forums

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: David Brooks

By Howard Oakley Today's article:- https://eclecticlight.co/2022/05/08/last-week-on-my-mac-deleting-the-ssv-to-free-space/comment-page-1/#comment-73952 I have posted a response which may not, of course, be published:- https://imgur.com/

PowerPhotos for Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

For anyone mildly interested, whilst looking through old emails recently, I came across a reference to PowerPhotos for Mac. Here's the corporate website:- https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powerphotos/ It seemed that I'd bought the product

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

If you want to keep the offset you could display it in the adjacent cell: |Date T Time|offset|

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris Ridd

Right. But that seems impossible to do while keeping the cell as a date/time. As a string, sure.. Numbers' function help says quite a few things about what timezone it assumes in multiple cases. "Good luck" seems like a good summary.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Hello again, Peter. My sister is asking if you have have made any progress on the Lands End photograph. Has it proved to be more difficult than expected? Thanks.

Unanswered question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/705389 Thanks if you can.

Re: I do my very best to HELP people! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

Interesting article here about dealing with such people. There’s no easy solution it seems :( <https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/12/17561768/dont-feed-the-trolls-online-harassment-abuse>

Re: I do my very best to HELP people! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Who "says"? Unlike you, I /can/ get the name of this group right! ;-) NOBODY has answered whether or not the same moderators are in place for both sets of forums. Unanswered post here:- https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/70538

Re: Spencer Kelly, annoying tosser.

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

Still running from the Vogons?

Re: Setting Safari window width (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Doh, of course. I had a script once to set a particular size for some reason.

Re: Spencer Kelly, annoying tosser.

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Kennedy

Or perhaps, since the original was 14 years ago, he's moved on a little with his life unlike Arthur...

Re: Setting Safari window width (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

This also works with other browsers.

Re: I do my very best to HELP people! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Ray

deleted Most of us have him filtered so we only see him when someone responds to his posts.

Re: I do my very best to HELP people! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 13 Hours ago by: Bob Campbell

Lots of people have answered your retarded questions over and over and over and over and over and over and over. The problem is, you are too stupid/drunk/brain dead to understand anything. If uk.comp.says.mac was moderated, you woul

Re: Setting Safari window width (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: nospam

grow/shrink the window to the desired size and then close it (no web page need be loaded), and it will remember the size for subsequent windows.

Setting Safari window width

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

I want to set the default width of a Safari window to a specific value. I did it once before but can't remember how. Can anyone advise?

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Assuming you don't want the time displayed with the offset.

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

Yes, plain old arithmetic. Add (1/24) to a date/time value to increase it by one hour.

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Neat

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

Well ignoring the offset part because apparently spreadsheets don't do timezones without something like Richard's suggestion, you'd do this: Inspector Cell tab Data Format: Create Custom Format (new dialog appears) Name: ISO 8601 there

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days ago by: Ian McCall

That would work - some playing around with substrings I guess. Thanks for that. Cheers, Ian

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days ago by: Richard Tobin

I know nothing about Numbers, but wouldn't a spreadsheety way to handle it be to have another column with a formula that rearranges the bits of the original into a date format it understands? Presumably there's something that lets you a

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ian McCall

Yep - exactly. I can’t get it working (including the T bit, as well as the offset) Agreed, but ISO 8601 of all things. You would really, -really- expect that one to be recognised. Cheers, Ian

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ian McCall

Not sure how to do that to be honest. I have found “custom format”, but I can’t make one match ISO8601. Cheers, Ian

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days 10 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

Set a custom date and time format inside Numbers. Works here, except there's no option for timezone offsets. I suspect the latter means that internally all dates and times are considered local. It looks a bit like Excel has the same li

Re: ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

replacing the T with a space helps but I can't get it to recognise the +01:00 NB you did set the Date and Time formats?

ISO 8601 timestamps and Numbers

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ian McCall

Seems Numbers doesn’t understand them. I have a column full of entries like “2021-05-01T05:30:00+01:00”, I set the Cell Data Type to "Date& Time”...nothing. It doesn’t recognise these values as dates at all. Any way around thi

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days ago by: Chris

Actually, noticed in a meeting today that it went into 'not charging' mode and, last I looked, dropped to 96% charged. It went back up to 100% fairly quickly after that. So it is doing /something/...

Re: Sortcut to duplicate Safari tab? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mark

Thanks!

Re: Sortcut to duplicate Safari tab? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: nospam

system preferences>keyboard, shortcuts tab, app shortcuts item, then add the desired app & key combo. if your choice conflicts with another existing key combo, you might need to override the original with a new one.

Sortcut to duplicate Safari tab?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mark

Is there a way to assign a key-combo to the 'Duplicate Tab' menu option?

Re: Spencer Kelly, annoying tosser.

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

What’s Ford Prefect’s view? Perhaps when he’s finished his beer and crisps, he’ll tell us?

Re: Spencer Kelly, annoying tosser.

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days 14 Hours ago by: Arthur Dent

What a creep “ HA Ha I go to vegas every year” paid by the bbc can’t stand the man, as bad as Jeremy. Lark son

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris

I'm also mostly WFH in the mains. I'm having the opposite experience. Weird?

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: Alan B

On macOS using brew I also needed to install the following packages: autoconf aclocal glib ** gtk ** glib install may not be needed as the gtk install probably includes gtk-2.0 installation? For Thunderbird to work on Linux and macOS

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

Well for me it generally sticks at 80% because I'm mostly WFH and on mains. But if I'm travelling to an office I'll be using it on battery for a bit and when I reattach power it'll charge up to 100% So for me and my simple usage patter

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

No time taken, tow it while they're arriving.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris

As a test this morning, I ran it on battery only until it was down to 66%. Then plugged it in. Initially it stated it was plugged in but not charging. After about a minute it then started charging. So, it seems for me at least, that op

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I may have done such a thing when I was a youngster, but I can now afford to pay for the convenience. What you do costs a lot in terms of time, too.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Holy shit that's expensive, but then I don't get top of the range. Just basic fix it or take me to a garage. My neighbour does the same. We've both towed each other a quarter mile from home because we didn't have home start.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I suspect we didn't challenge last October - probably more concerned with Covid infections etc. We actually paid £126.99 - for their top-of-the-range package. I've been with the RAC for over 50 years and have enjoyed excellent servi

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I'll check. I'd never seen it either! Sorry. I misunderstood.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

AA is cheaper than RAC. How much do you pay and for what package? I've never seen one go down by itself. Neither do I, I was talking about what I would call it.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I understand completely. My wife carries out this exercise each year with the RAC. Well worthwhile! My renewal this year was £30 less than last year, so I didn't bother shopping around! I concede. I don't do either. :-D

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Just threaten to leave. Quote Greenflag price. Greenflag sux, but the AA will still discount you to keep you. You have to do this every year though, they sneak it back up. They count on most people not bothering. And car insurance i

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Yet your heart is in the right place! ❤️ How come? (but congratulations anyway!) They lent you or loaned you a car. If you had to pay, you'd have hired the car.

Re: I do my very best to HELP people! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: Wolffan

sure i have. you merely don’t like the truth. it burns you. you stalked and trolled. you were told to stop. you didn’t. you got banned. you were reinstated, on condition that you stopped stalking and trolling. you stalked and trol

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

I am a master of making things go wrong. I pay one third of their normal price. What is the English for that then?

I do my very best to HELP people! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

You have NEVER provided a satisfactory answer to anything I have asked. As everyone can read for themselves, I worked very hard to help answer questions on the ASC forums from less knowledgeable folk:- https://discussions.apple.com/pro

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Yeah, it made sense immediately as a possibility when you mentioned it. I wonder if it's bumping over a bandwidth tier due to being a ~4.5k screen... The current Mac Pro has related issues when used with an XDR - using the base video ca

ol yellowstain lies again (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Wolffan

I answered the question, on a.c.w. The vile one just doesn’t like the answer.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days ago by: Theo

You can't force something to charge. Even if it's 'receiving' power, it can decide to disconnect the battery, preventing it from charging, or disconnect the load, preventing the system from running. If it has decided 80% charge is where

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days ago by: Chris Ridd

That sounds plausible.

Unanswered question

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Can YOU help? https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/705250 Thanks if you can.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] You never cease to surprise me! Do you actually PAY for a subscription to the AA? Btw - what's with this "renting me a car"? That's Americanese!

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Chris

All I can report is what I'm experiencing. I too have an M1 MBP (13" 2020) and have the optimised charging option ticked. However, it doesn't often get used away from my desk and even when it does, because of the efficiency of the CPU,

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

I think only the original M1 Macs had the one external display limitation. At least the new 14" and 16" Pro models can support 2 (or 3 for Max) external displays.

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

A car has essentials for life support. A campervan is a luxury. I don't even take a tent or sleeping bag. I just sleep outside. Easier to take food that doesn't need cooked, like sandwiches. A waterfall is nature's shower.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

That cost the AA a lot of money to tow it right across two countries while renting me a Laguna.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Theo

There are additional pins in the USB-C connector when in Displayport Alt-mode: 1. SBU (sideband) are used as a half duplex 1Mbps channel for HDCP, EDID exchange (monitors describing their capabilities) 2. CC (control channel) used for p

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

That's really interesting. But clearly, there's two-way traffic to monitors, because displays are able to tell the computer about themselves, in some detail. So do they temporarily use their connections in the other direction, or do they

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Theo

I'm not saying there *is* a lanes issue, I'm just guessing. Basically, USB-C provides four differential pairs, normally two in each direction. Each pair can do 5, 10 or 20Gbps, resulting in up to 40Gbps in each direction. There is addi

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Theo

Good to know :-) The author has now merged my pull request, so probably best to use the upstream repo from now on: https://github.com/taviso/nntpit

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Mm. Seems likely. Shame mrs' work Dell doesn't do USB-C video, I don't have another appropriate device to test it with. Yup, 40Gbps USB4 does the same. Thanks for the heads up, I wasn't aware of the M1 lanes issue. Can't find anything

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Alan B

Yes, Thunderbird settings working - thanks :)

Re: MagSafe vs USB-C charging (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days ago by: Chris Ridd

According to someone on Youtube who's tried a USB protocol sniffer and also broken his cable open, it supports USB PD 3.1. More at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCD6R8k9kqA So it sounds like a reasonably recent spec, but essentially

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days ago by: David Brooks

Ha! You've told me that before! :-D

Re: MagSafe vs USB-C charging (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: nospam

basically, one is magnetic and the other is not. otherwise, not much. usb-c is capable of higher power (shorter charge time), but that only matters with the 16" macbook pro, which can take advantage of it. some usb-c peripherals, such

MagSafe vs USB-C charging

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

A conversation about monitors ("Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations)") here prompts a more general question for me: what's the difference between MagSafe and USB-C charging, when using the same charger or power supply? For exam

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: Alan B

Thanks I’ll set up Thunderbird later. I have now got slrn configured by hacking my existing .slrnrc file and can now read subs :)

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Theo

Hmm, I did have some problems using UTM with a pre-existing VM where I'd get a black screen after it had booted. I think I fixed that by fiddling with the graphics settings in UTM - one kind of virtual graphics card was better than anoth

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Theo

If you're using Thunderbird you might want to clone my fork: https://github.com/caliston/nntpit I've just written some notes in the README about how to set it up with Thunderbird. Theo

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

I assume the latter too. However the other Chris is having an experience I can't explain. Daniele

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

I was given a red card. Another one nicked me for having a radar detector. "C'est interdit en France!" That car didn't speed again, the engine seized a few days later. French shite.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

You are a card! ;-) [....] That is lovely. Words, music and singer. Thank you for sharing. :-D

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Those videos were not 140. That occurred in France. The Gendarme lost me. Indeed, it's a pity people don't listen to lyrics properly. This is another favourite: https://youtu.be/PGNTaM7roSY

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Alan B

I’m using Ubuntu Studio and I’ve managed to resolve the package dependency issues without resorting to Homebrew. nntpit is thus successfully built but I just need to configure slrn now. If I get nowhere with that I’ll try T’bird

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

I wonder how the power negotiation works. If the supplier (HP screen) always provides current even when the consumer (Mac) says not to, does the Mac still charge? Or does the Mac refuse to draw that current? I'd have assumed the latter

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I'm sorry - I didn't note the speed on the videos! ;-) A great song - with great Lyrics. Lyrics She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island Where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air She packed her hopes and dreams like a

Re: Can you explain how links can be 'live' in a screenshot? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Thank you so much, Bruce. I don't profess to fully understand this, to me it's like magic, but I knew there must be an explanation for such a phenomenon.

Managing Ubuntu power consumption in a UTM virtual machine

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

Any advice on how to keep Ubuntu's power consumption footprint to a minimum, while it's running in a virtual machine? Daniele

Re: Can you explain how links can be 'live' in a screenshot? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bruce Horrocks

Automatic recognition of text in the image by the receiving iDevice. Here's a link to the developer docs overview - I can't quickly find a "customer friendly" equivalent: <https://developer.apple.com/documentation/vision/recognizing_te

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Very funny. I was referring to the speed and terrorizing of pedestrians. My highest ever speed is 140mph. Or 700 if you count planes. 55 on a boat. Most do not feel guilty about that. Some do. https://youtu.be/NY5Nc5MHZvc

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Everyone is entitle to have a camera in their car, so no, not illegal. Probably the guilt they've been carrying for killing most of the indigenous population.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Are these illegal?: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i402aqgctfsndp2/Scatter%20scooters%21.mp4?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4wtexv2dhgb00nn/Fast%20bumps.mp4?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6smlrj9svg0k32q/Slalom.mp4?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.co

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

That's good. I trust it will continue that way. They are a different breed to us, for sure! ;-)

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

I'm trying UTM right now. I installed ubuntu-22.04-live-server-arm64 from the ISO, and got the server installation up and running. Then I installed ubuntu-desktop and rebooted - but immediately I log in to the desktop environment it se

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

I've never hit anyone with my car. If I do, it'll be because they didn't look before crossing, so their fault. My favourite is "America is that special needs kid in class"

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: Theo

I had slightly more than a minute and I added support for tin, which also works for Thunderbird: https://github.com/taviso/nntpit/pull/16 I'm building on Ubuntu, but for Homebrew try the dependencies (untested): libev glib json-c curl o

Re: Wolffan IS a LIAR! (thread)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Wolffan

Nope. Perfect truth.

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I've already provided the link:- Table of Contents Will we terminate an account for spamming? Will we terminate an account for forging? Will we terminate an account for posting something someone found offensive? Will we terminate an acc

Re: Wolffan IS a LIAR! (thread)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: David Brooks

HERE is an obvious example:- You claimed ......Message-ID: <0001HW.281C611500A6C48470000536A38F@news.supernews.com> "the next time that you’re honest will be the first time." *THAT IS A LIE*!

Re: Wolffan IS a LIAR! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: Wolffan

you keep posting that. you keep not providing not even one example.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Alan B

Grrrr. Too many dependencies to sort out for a quick s/w build and go. So I’m not going to proceed for now especially for something I suspect I would rarely use. Anyway the weather is good and it’s a holiday weekend ;)

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

Interesting. I have my MacBook Pro (M1) set to "Optimised battery charging", and even when plugged into the monitor's PSU, it maintains 80%. However, there was a period of some days when it didn't - but I am pretty sure that was nothing

Re: Can you explain how links can be 'live' in a screenshot? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Please will you experiment a little to determine if that happens on YOUR computer? I first noticed this when using 'Messages' with a real-life friend. Take a screenshot of any page on your screen which shows one or more links, then pas

Wolffan IS a LIAR! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: David Brooks

On 29/04/2022 13:56, Wolffan has asked me to keep posting the truth about him. *Wolffan IS a LIAR* He calls me names but provides absolutely *NO* evidence of his claims. EOD

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Chris

File it next to the Lexus ISIS.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days ago by: D.M. Procida

But mine does exactly the same, and it maintains 80% happily. It took a while before it decided that was what it was going to do, though. Daniele

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Theo

Is that perhaps related to the limited Thunderbolt/USB implementation in the original M1? It may be giving all the high speed lanes in the cable to video, leaving only the slow USB2 pair. It could also be your cable only has one high sp

Re: Monterey & BootCamp (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Win10/arm does (did) have x86 32/64bit capability, but you can't get it now it seems - if you try to run it it says "this preview version is expired" or some such. I had to make a Win11/arm install instead. Parallels emulates a TPM2, to

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

I'm using a Huawei MateView 28", some >4k res and 3:2 ratio which is a pretty nice device. Does the USB-C one-cord thing. I am having trouble with its builtin USB3 hub though, which my M1 thinks is USB2. Got a ticket open with Huawei su

ol' yellowstain goes off the deep end. again. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Wolffan

you keep posting that. you keep not being about to point out even one lie. Interesting. A long copy-paste... containing no evidence showing that I lied. Why, it’s almost as if the vile one was a brain-damaged, insane, deluded, troll

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

Unless you opt for the Pro display XDR of course for an extrra ~4K (that's 4k in ££££) But I woud like to compare a nano-texture screen to see if its worth the extra £250 or so.

Re: Can you explain how links can be 'live' in a screenshot? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

Never tried but screenshots are normally PNG or jpg, but maybe there's a way of making them PDFs by default.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Maybe you'll watch and learn here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig8uOyybH_o Some of the comments are interesting.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Alan B

I will use slrn on Linux initially.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Alan B

Presumably the monitor PSU is supplying a charging current to the port on the MBP.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

Why do you think that is? Daniele

Can you explain how links can be 'live' in a screenshot?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

At least they are when I send same by iMessage to a friend. Can you explain HOW links can be 'live' in a screenshot? Thanks.

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

oops!

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

In a built up area I do not exceed 60mph. Although I guess that is over the pansy 60kmph quoted on the instructions.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Uhhh.... psycholists are on two wheels, not drivers. I did that once, but only because I forgot that particular car had no ABS. It's amazing how long they take to stop. No, I saved their life. If they had done that again in front o

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: RJH

Looks good - although the branding on the back's a bit unfortunate . . .

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Theo

Interesting. I had a spare minute, so I gave it a go. The main caveat is it only implements the bare minimum of what slrn needs to function. I tried it with tin, and first up it wasn't reporting the 'READER' option in its response to t

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

No worries there, then! You don't drive at less than 100!

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

How do you know the profession of the oncoming driver? Be careful; one day you may succeed! Very naughty! ;-)

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mark

Well look at that! Looks fascnating but waaaaaaaaaayyy over my head :)

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Alan B

This reddit-nntp gateway looks interesting. If I’ve nothing better to do, I might even try to set it up! <https://github.com/taviso/nntpit#readme>

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

OMFG. These are not ultrasonic speakers, not electronic, not electrical. It's a piece of plastic in some form of whistle shape that alledgedly makes ultrasound when travelling over 60kmph. I blew into it and it made a normal human hea

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Chris

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

So is mine, but I can engage my full beam when one comes towards me with his on. Some are actually brighter than full beam. And I've seen psycholists with them, and flashing! It is quite funny when a modern daylight lights car is driv

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

My car is too old to have them!

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

You can also disconnect those stupid distracting EU-decided daytime lights.

Re: Monterey & BootCamp (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

You can run the ARM versions of W10 & 11 as VMs using UTM (free) or Parallels Desktop on M1 Macs. The M1 VMware offering is still a work in progress. The ARM version of W11 (+ possibly W10) have some x86 emulation capability.

Re: Monterey & BootCamp (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Thanks Ray :-) I did put Win10 on it (MBP early 2015) successfully but it doesn't scale the screen very well when using RDP on it to drive my desktop PC. It's something Windows is very bad at which is why trying to use Windows on a t

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

All read and understood. Thank you for being my friend! :-D Have a great day.

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

*Wolffan is a LIAR* 1. Start up from macOS Recovery To start up from macOS Recovery, turn on your Mac and immediately press and hold one of the following combinations on your keyboard. Command-R is generally recommended, especially i

Re: Monterey & BootCamp (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: Ray

:-) In case you didn't find an answer Win 10 should work on Intel machines. Win 11 requires TPM2 which any machine prior to 2016 is unlikely to have.. There is no Bootcamp on M1 machines.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

I agree Apollo is easier to use than the official app.

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

Dolphins love humans as much as we love them. We are equally intelligent and respect each other like our own kind. Rover gets very bad press, but my first car was a Rover and very sturdily built. Until it hit a tractor, which ended u

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: Wolffan

so? You do exactly that quite often. Including to _me_ on at least three occasions. Glass houses, boyo, glass houses. where’s the lie?

Re: Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I played around on one of these in John Lewis this afternoon:- https://www.johnlewis.com/apple-studio-display-with-tilt-height-adjustable-stand-nano-texture-glass-27-inch-5k-retina-display-silver/p6145617 A finer picture you'll never se

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

That is most kind. Thanks. :-) This one is rather worse for wear! I can't recall how it got into such a state! https://ibb.co/2F0zNVp Perhaps the exercise keeps your fingers nimble and your brain alert! Regards reciprocated, David

Monitors, again (USB-C and other considerations)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

I have a Lenovo 24-inch display QHD (2560 x 1440) which I think is pretty good. The resolution's excellent - it doesn't have retina-level smoothness, but it makes an FHD display (1920 x 1080) look very coarse. I also like the way that the

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

Yes, OK. But it was no trouble. Regards.

Do Macs need antivirus? Views from Macworld today.

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 18 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Best antivirus software for protecting your Mac from viruses and malware. https://www.macworld.com/author/karen_haslam Keep your Mac and your data safe with the best antivirus software. Here are the best choices according to our in-dep

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 20 Hours ago by: Kelly Phillips

No one with any sense trusts you to know what "the rules" are.

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mark

I’ve a couple of alts over there & jump back and forth between them. Remarkably easy with Apollo. Doubt I’ll be posting there any time soon though.

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 22 Hours ago by: David Brooks

*On 28/04/2022 12:33, *Incubus manipulated the post she made*. :-( That is in contravention of the rules. See:- *Usenet Abuse FAQ* NOTE: Fraudulent complaints received may be copied to the account that is the target of the complaint

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: David Brooks

On 28/04/2022 13:06, Wolffan *LIED* The post was manipulated. Here's the header info:- Path:

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: David Brooks

On 28/04/2022 12:33, Incubus *MANIPULATED THE TRUTH*! *THIS* is what was posted:- http://al.howardknight.net/?ID5116061700 Newsgroups: alt.computer.workshop,uk.comp.sys.mac,rec.photo.digital Content-Language: en-GB From: David Brooks <

Re: [OT] r/ClassicUsenet (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Alan B

I think I’ll steer clear as I’ve no wish to expose my Reddit Id to you know who. Alan B was already taken so I’ve had to use something else.

[OT] r/ClassicUsenet

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark

New sub over on Reddit. “The goal of this subreddit is to build a community on Reddit and to foster the small community that exists already on Usenet. Also, visit us at alt.fan.usenet.” Bit quiet at the mo.

Monterey & BootCamp

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff Gaines

"what version of windows works with bootcamp on monterey" And got this: https://fitbodybootcamp.com/9497-monterey-ca/

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Wolffan

stick around. Ol’ yellowstain gets worse.

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Incubus

I have never heard of anything so disgusting in my life.

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Yes! :-D I stopped drinking alcohol on 21 March 2018 The course is quite expensive; I'll not be banned from attending. Details here: https://www.iphonelife.com/content/join-our-free-iphone-camera-lesson-no-subscription-required Hav

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I agree - 100% :-D I was once helped by a Dolphin when I capsized a Bosun Dingy in Falmouth. He (she?) came alongside and allowed me to step on its back to climb aboard again! Absolutely true. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/navyfit/adve

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Wow! How kind of you to go to so much trouble, Peter. I really appreciate that. *THANK YOU*! Would you like another to 'play' with?

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Kelly Phillips

I think he'll lose interest, just like when he recently talked about becoming fluent with Wireshark so that he could collect packet captures in order to check for what he calls backdoor traffic. Less than 24 hours later, he had dropped t

Re: OT - I have a new hobby! (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 11 Hours ago by: Bob Campbell

LOL. Good one. You have a 10 year history here - not to mention the numerous forums where you have been banned - that proves you don’t absorb anything except alcohol. Any takers on how long it takes Dipshit David to get banne

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?) (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 15 Hours ago by: Peter Jason

I have similar pics from the 70's and I have PShopped them all to great effect. Some are irredeemable though. Your's fixed is an example of the successes. https://postimg.cc/zb828JLZ

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

rec.photo.digital

Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

If you'd seen his wife you'd understand why he cheated. She has more armpit hair than any man I've seen and refuses to shave it off. Indeed, nothing is more fun than nature. And yes I was naked on all occasions. Maybe shorts scare s

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I can't possibly comment! You have been truly privileged. :-D You most surely are joking? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQTHB4jM-KQ It hurts. :-( In my lifetime, I've hit two. One was pregnant and the baby spilt out onto the ro

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

My neighbour was a ginger alledgedly (not the next door one, the tradesman one). He's been grey since I've known him when he was about 35. Now that kid him and his wife take on holiday is ginger. They don't have kids. She's the daugh

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: David Brooks

In real-life, over time, it did. Mind you, my son doesn't have great deal left if the truth be told. Yes. Completely wild ..... but in an area popular for beach BBQs and swimming, so the Wallabies were well used to people visiting the a

Re: Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

The ginger hair didn't fade. I've never seen friendly wallabies - those are living wild?

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

I virtually never have to find a message ID.

Re: Using iPhone as 3D scanner (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Theo

Not lidar, but a few years ago I tried one of the we-stitch-your-photos-together apps (I don't remember which camera, but I think it was just a regular phone, probably an Android) It sorta worked, but the output 3d model was pretty ropey

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Theo

Seems that OpenBSD now supports M1 too: https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/22/openbsd_71_released_including_apple/ https://www.openbsd.org/71.html Theo

Using iPhone as 3D scanner

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

Just wondering if anyone has used a lidar iPhone , as we;re thiunking of getting a 3D scanner and I find it strange that a £2k scanner with a turntable only has a camera resolution of 1.3MP but does have a scan accuracy (single shot of <0

Photo taken in 1977 (was - Mac drive letters?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] https://ibb.co/KrkJnYr The colour has faded somewhat! Ah! Memories. :-D

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Just in fun! Haha! 🙂 But you are right - they ARE wonderful. I can remember my first BBQ in Australia with those birds flying around us as my children fed the wild Wallabies! Are you not familiar with http://al.howardknight.net

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

I am unsure of whether you are using sarcasm. Those are beautiful, I want some! Must. Not. Get. Even. More. Species! My newsreader doesn't do Message IDs.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Alan B

There’s now a fair number of desktop environments you can install and it’s easy to switch between them. I quite like KDE Plasma but will try more when time permits. UTM is excellent especially as it is free! My Parallels sub runs ou

Re: Slow software update on Monterey? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Alan B

And I thought a Monterey update on my 2017 MBA was slow! Still, persistence and patience pays off in the end :)

OT - I have a new hobby!

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Hi 🙂 I signed up for, and watched, this free lesson last evening:- https://www.iphonelife.com/iphone_camera_free_lesson I have subsequently subscribed as an "Insider" and will endeavour to absorb the information with which I am provi

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 19 Hours ago by: Theo

There is a Debian install, but no vanilla Ubuntu as yet. There is however Pop!_OS, which is based on Ubuntu. https://github.com/AsahiLinux/docs/wiki/SW%3AAlternative-Distros Alternatively, run the supported Arch and then run Ubuntu in

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: Chris

Thanks, but I'm happy with UTM and I also prefer Xubuntu so may try the tasksel option.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

Ah yes. But unfortunately, for me it has to be Ubuntu Linux! Daniele

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

https://asahilinux.org/2022/03/asahi-linux-alpha-release/ But missing a lot of drivers for the Apple hardware. As they say on that page, What doesn’t [work]: Everything else, but notably: DisplayPort Thunderbolt HDMI on t

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

So a glampervan then with mod cons in it so that's what makes it clamper, a campervan would just have essentials for life support. When peolpe go camping it's to be under a tent in the open not hiding in a van with a bed. Last time I wen

Re: Slow software update on Monterey? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: jbrennand

Finished 3h 22 mins !!

Slow software update on Monterey?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days ago by: jbrennand

My old early 2015 MBAir is on Monteray. I am updating to 12.3.1 right now. Its been going for more than an hour, when the "timer" ticked over from 20 minutes left - to 15 minutes left... Is this "normal" for an "older" device !? Every

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 2 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

But there is not currently any way to have it run natively on M1 - unless I am behind the bleeding edge of progress, which happens more often these days. For example, is dual-booting an M1 machine a possibility yet? Daniele

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Alan B

[snip] Running a VM in Parallels on my M1 machine now. It comes with the stndard Gnome desktop but as Theo points out you should be able to use tasksel to install other environments. When you install Parallels Tools, run the CLI install

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Chris

That's a relatively new addition. I've got an Ubuntu 18.04 and a 20.04 install that I did like Theo. Great to see a standard desktop iso for arm64.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

Click on Current and scroll down. You’ll see an ARM Desktop ISO link. I used an earlier one a couple of days ago to create a UTM VM. <https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/>

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: Theo

When you say no M1 desktop Ubuntu, do you just mean there's no install ISO for ubuntu-22.04-desktop-arm64? If you install the server version in a VM, you should be able to install the 'ubuntu-desktop' package and it will install all the

Re: Studio - something wrong here (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 19 Hours ago by: Theo

Some bytecode interpreters can be fast because they fit in the instruction cache, which means their instructions don't have to be fetched from memory. It's possible Rosetta fits. Then the difference is between the density and expressive

Re: Studio - something wrong here (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 21 Hours ago by: nospam

what does instruments say?

Studio - something wrong here

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

My Mac Studio finally arrived, so I thought I'd run one of my programs to see how fast it is. It's a straightforward single-threaded C program that generates suguru puzzles. On my old 2011 iMac, it took 93 minutes to generate all the 5x5

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] Ha! Nothing "camp" about you! ;-) Did you watch here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NzMOYKX9Gg The poster lives in Oz: Message-ID: <c3420811-9908-4427-b35b-45857190726fn@googlegroups.com>

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 21 Days 15 Hours ago by: Commander Kinsey

You called a server a disk! No, it's a campervan. Without those it's a van.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 21 Days 18 Hours ago by: Alan B

Thanks. Yes. Usual Gnome desktop with left side bar. I’ve also now updated Ubuntu in my Parallels ARM VM and installed the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 21 Days 19 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

It's not going to do any harm. Mind you something gobbled up 64GB of free disk space the other day before relinquishing it, and Multipass was one of the things running... As for the FM, that's one thing that should be getting better.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Alan B

I'm not familiar with Multipass and perhaps, not being a developer, I should not "play" with it on my Intel Mac. (Well at least until I've RTFM ;) ) On my M1 Mac I've created a usable VM from scratch on my M1 Mac under UTM <https://ma

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: D.M. Procida

There are lots of M1 support limitations though. No M1 desktop Ubuntu for a start, while I've run into some issues with Multipass that I haven't yet got to the bottom of. Daniele

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mark

Ah! that reminded me... the main issues was runaway CPU usage from kernel_task. Had to delete a kext to stop it, but it wasn't ideal. That plus the sleep issue... Anyway, it's ok now. It's one of the 11" MBAs. Liked the form factor a

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Alan B

Yes it must be at least a year since I last used it. Based on Ubuntu like several other distros. I had a motherboard failure with a 2013 MBA - might have been an issue with that era of MBAs!

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Just what I needed for my grandson! Thanks for the link. 🙂

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mari Pap

I also face this issue when I use my iPad and when I type URL of this website https://litfellow.com/best-laptops-for-multiple-monitors/ it goes wrong and I backspace the mistake then type again and it works ok for me.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 22 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mark

No. This was... a year ago or more. Think I only tried it as the MBA ('spares or repair') wouldnd't sleep (the only fault). Fixed that with a motherboard swap, so eOS wasnt needed.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Alan B

I used Elementary 5 for a while but can't say I noticed battery life issues. I see 6 is now avaialble - have you tried that yet?

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mark

I did like ElementaryOS when I tried it on a 2012 MBA. The only downside was battery life suffered somewhat.

Re: OT - Hearing problem update (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

:-D Good one! Sometimes my Google Home Mini does likewise! ;-)

Re: OT - Hearing problem update (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: T

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Re: Any downsides to a non-Apple iPhone battery? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: nospam

so more than a few months of use. why not use a car adapter? then it doesn't matter if the battery doesn't last long. it's always on power. nope. just the battery health. however, some batteries lie to make it look better than it ac

Re: Any downsides to a non-Apple iPhone battery? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: jbrennand

I wouldn't be selling it - it would just go into the car glovebox as a replacement "spare" for the iP5 currently on duty in there. I can live with that... would be more concerned if it (e.g.) didnt show charging status, % left , etc.

Re: Any downsides to a non-Apple iPhone battery? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: nospam

for a few months, it probably doesn't matter, however, a genuine apple battery will help with its resale value. non-apple batteries do not report battery health because apple cannot guarantee their accuracy. some battery makers have a h

Any downsides to a non-Apple iPhone battery?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 23 Days 18 Hours ago by: jbrennand

My ageing iPhone7+ has diminishing battery life right now, so I'm looking to get it swapped soon. I dont plan to keep the phone much longer (swap in the Autumn?), so the option of a third party battery swap at the local phone shop seems

Re: OT - Hearing problem update (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Thanks, Jeff! Haha! :-D I have a friend who already has one and he claims that it's magical. I understand that if someone calls you (one!) on the 'phone, the sound is relayed directly into the hearing aid instead of the voice being

The Art of Mac Malware: The Guide to Analyzing Malicious Software

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

A comprehensive guide to the threats facing Apple computers and the foundational knowledge needed to become a proficient Mac malware analyst. https://www.amazon.com/Art-Mac-Malware-Analyzing-Malicious/dp/1718501943?mc_cid47a02b15d&mc_eid

Re: OT - Hearing problem update (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Good news! I'd be careful about about letting an iPhone control a earing aid, that's how Apple gets inside your brain :-)

OT - Hearing problem update

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Hello, As readers will know, I was subjected to an MRI scan of my head a couple of weeks ago. The purpose was to look for an Acoustic Neuroma I am delighted to report that I have now been notified that all is well, - everything is just as

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I'm currently running Linux Mint on my old Apple iMac (2006 24 inch) Would this new version of Ubuntu run on it? Advice welcomed.

Re: [OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

The next step is to build a VM using the equivalent ARM iso under Parallels on my M1 machine. VMs using an older Ubuntu arm server iso ran like a rocket! It should also be possible to create a VM using UTM (and QEMU on which it’s based)

[OT] Ubuntu 22.04 Release

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

<https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-22-04-lts-released> Runs very nicely on my Intel Mac. I’ve installed it to an SSD attached to a USB port. It would make a good alternative to macOS especially on some older slower Macs but need to check th

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

You are most welcome, Jeff. :-D Congratulations on a job well done! 🥳

Re: Anyone have time to help? (Was - Do YOU think this was a threat?)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Do /you/ still see an image at the link?

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

Many thanks Theo :-) For anybody who finds this in future the whole process worked as set out n the link David Brooks provided (many thanks David): https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/s25a17/a_required_firmware_update_could_not_b

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: Theo

A Torx T5 worked for me. It's the EFI boot firmware, effectively it's like Apple's 'BIOS'. Apple doesn't want to upgrade the 'BIOS' with a foreign SSD present because there's a risk the machine won't be bootable afterwards. The EFI fi

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Snit

Could be many things. The site might be showing just the long term, "stable" employees and not the "grunts". OK.

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days ago by: Jeff Gaines

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Another pal has suggested that they may use 'contractors' rather than real employees! You are correct. I now have a copy of an annual report submitted by Etresoft on 13 April 2022 so I'm in no doubt that the company is /real/. Sadly,

Re: Apple web site broken (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Alan B

Not getting the unavailability message this morning. The site seems to be functioning OK now.

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Alan B

A bit like orders delivered by Hermes or Evri as they call themselves now ;)

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

But after waiting in all day while it said it was arriving today, it's changed to next week.

Re: Does anyone reading here read/post there? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Lefty Lundquist

Is that you Tailpipe Head? Where have you been hiding?

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 16 Hours ago by: Snit

The list on the site could be heads with interns or whatever working under them. Maybe also employee count if interns are not counted? Don’t know. Corporate structures and interactions can be weird.

Does anyone reading here read/post there?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

A whole Apple-sponsored support facility! https://discussions.apple.com/learn Do tell!

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] https://www.clamxav.com/about-us/ The number of employees is also listed in the 'company accounts' held at Companies House in the UK. They may well share their office accommodation with other people, but they didn't mention that

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

By accidentally resting a finger on the keyboard for about 1.5 seconds I suppose. There was a bit of "hurray" noise about it five years ago or so when it came in but if you missed that it's just another hard-to-find feature. You can al

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days ago by: Snit

I can see him posting something he things is "obvious" that it would cause harm just to see what you, I, or others would do. But other than that as a "joke" I think it would be too direct of an attack for him.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days ago by: Snit

Where do they say that is all they have? Is it roughly the same timeframe? Is it possible they work with other companies?

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days ago by: TimS

That would require the string to be fed to the app which would then do the second search. Entirely do-able, but requires work in each app.

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: J. J. Lodder

Yes, and if you hold another finger on this 'trackpad' while sliding the cursor you can select blocks of text, and copy/cut/paste them. Almost like a real text processor, Jan

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Graham J

Something I would like to see: From File Explorer, a search for <string> shows all the files that contain that string - as expected. I can then choose to open one of those files. Let's suppose it is an Excel spreadsheet. If I now

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Alan B

No doubt all part of their ongoing platform evolution strategy ;) Incidentally I'm using a tech preview version of W11 so I'm not out of pocket.

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Graham J

[snip] MS makes changes for the sake of it. Many interpret this as a deliberate attempt to annoy. I suspect Apple does the same.

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Alan B

There's a few changes to the right click menu which seem to have changed too. Copy and paste seem to be under 'other' for instance. OK ctrl c etc. work but why the change? No doubt there'll be a lot more other irritations I discover if I

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Brooks

So it does! 😀 Thank you. (I wasn't waiting until the keyboard went blank!)

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Graham J

[snip] .... then moving one's finger anywhere over the screen. Thank you! How was I to find that out by trial-and-error? Having L R arrow keys on the synthetic keyboard would have been obvious, but I can understand the real-eatate

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Alan B

Yep I’ve always done this on my iDevices.

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Hello Graham With my iPad Pro mounted on its Apple case/keyboard, the arrow keys in the bottom right-hand corner of the keyboard will move the cursor as you require. There's possibly a way without the case, but I didn't find it! A 'p

Re: iPad user question (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: nospam

touch & hold the space bar until the keyboard goes blank, at which point you can move the cursor as needed.

iPad user question

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: Graham J

When using my iPad, specifically typing into Safari the URL of a website, I sometimes make a mistake. The only way to correct it that I've found is to backwards-delete to the mistake, remove the mistake, and re-type the rest of the URL.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Tell me what YOU think of this image ...... https://imgur.com/gallery/2H9YTfG It's a screenshot of a workspace. Purportedly for a company employing two directors and three staff.

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I think tarted down: https://www.techadvisor.com/news/windows/windows-11-missing-features-3806250/ The most obvious change is that the Taskbar sits at the bottom and you need third party software if you want to move it. Astonishes me,

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] How likely is it that Carroll would publish Terminal commands which could harm my hardware? Software?

Re: Apple web site broken (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

I can login OK and see my recently purchased items. However I also get this message: “Information about Devices is currently unavailable. Please check back later.” Updates pending? Glitch?

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

Yes Parallels now includes such functionality. <https://kb.parallels.com/122702> Seems more like a tarted up Windows 10 from my admittedly limited experience! But I guess it looks prettier to some? - - Cheers, Alan

Re: OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

The TPM is more or less a PC equivalent of the Secure Enclave that Macs have, it's a chunk of hardware (or in your case, an emulated one) to store secret keys and other nonsense. Depending on your VM host, getting one may be as simple a

Re: Mac drive letters?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: whisky-dave

I don't classify them. that's a glampervan ;-)

Re: Apple web site broken (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: nospam

your account has been terminated.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: Snit

Do you understand how bizarre your comments are?

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: Snit

All the way back to 2009... almost as long as Carroll and I have been, um, interacting.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: Snit

:) The idea would be just to compare the whole drive. What new files are there. Even more important, perhaps, are there any "standard" files with a different size or otherwise altered. I doubt it -- but if there was a key OS file that

Apple web site broken

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 15 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

I go to https://www.apple.com/uk/ I click on "Apple Store Account" "The page you're looking for can't be found."

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 17 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Haha! :-D "Many a true word is spoken in jest"! Which 'comparison' software do you suggest? Seems like a plan! I already *KNOW* it calls home! Wow! That was quick! Yes, they are his forums. You will note that a 'prime mover' th

OT: Windows 11? TPM? Wot that?

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 26 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tim Streater

I just updated my Win10 VM (using VirtualBox, running on a 2018 Mini under Mojave) as far as possible (to 21H2 IIRC) and in the process discovered that this VM, as configured, can't run Win11. I only allocated it one CPU but that can be eas

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days ago by: Steve Carroll

LOL!

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days ago by: David Brooks

Haha! :-D "Many a true word is spoken in jest"! Which 'comparison' software do you suggest? Seems like a plan! I already *KNOW* it calls home! Wow! :-D That was quick! Yes, they /are/ his forums. You will note a 'prime mover' t

Re: Occasional loss of internet access - MBP 2015 / Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: Graham J

snip] If you want to improve reliability, doing nothing is not an option You should put in place all the four steps I advise, so that when it does fail you have log files from the monitoring which will indicate something about where

Re: Occasional loss of internet access - MBP 2015 / Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: jeremy

And of course since posting, the problem has not repeated :)

Re: Occasional loss of internet access - MBP 2015 / Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 3 Hours ago by: jeremy

Yes this solution is cheap and (touches wood) flawless as far as i can see - I haven't had to switch them off and on at all and I get coverage from them throughout my house and out to my garage - as far as I can tell (and I *think* I set

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] I had a brain scan just 10 days ago and am awaiting the result. My family are well aware that I am tenacious in my search for the truth. Tell me what you think of this image ...... https://imgur.com/gallery/2H9YTfG It's a scre

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Richard Soul

If the developers of ClsmXav and Etrecheck decide to take legal action against BDB then anyone seen to be be aiding BDB in his sliming will surely be cited too. This puts snit firmly in the firing line and to a lesser extent Steve Carr

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I am! :-D

Re: Safari Themes (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bernd Froehlich

Firefox works fine with those sites over here. Do you have any add ons installed? Disabled something that the site needs? (Javascript? Cookies?)

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Kelly Phillips

You might be missing something. For starters, everyone reading in ACW and perhaps the mac groups will know *exactly* who the two of you are, complete with full names, complete addresses, and phone numbers. You're both easy to find, if on

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Snit

LOL! Hanging out with his best buddies LegionX. :) A couple thoughts on seeing what it does... though both take time, money, and knowledge: 1) Wipe a machine and then do a full backup. Then install the app. Let it run. Compare the two

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Agreed. Where is Dustin Cook when you need him?!!! The proverbial "needle in a haystack". Why? Let's just call it intuition. I shall sleep on what you have said. Thank you for your comprehensive reply. Whilst I'm 'away with the fai

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Snit

I do think on some level he does think he is. He is challenged, though, with focus. For example when we were discussing AppCleaner and PrivilegedHelperTools he jumped to speaking of curl and AppleScript, and then admitted they were not e

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] Maybe he really *IS* trying to help me. Right now, though, I'd like him to help on the current project explained below. Well - few folk 'like' the product on Facebook! Just a few hundred the last time I looked. Is there any way

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 20 Hours ago by: Snit

.... Makes sense. Try Zoom and even MS products. Not sure which one(s) but there is something from them there, too. And the others I showed. Most free software does not ask for such. I would be more wary if they did. Look at AppCleaner.

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: David Brooks

No, not at present. I wiped my hard drives recently. How naive I am! You're right! I hadn't thought about it because YOU had recommended it! Do you have ANY qualms about ClamXav?

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 21 Hours ago by: Snit

No need to apologize. I was sincere in saying I have no issue with anyone speaking to Carroll and giving him chance after chance. Let him show who he is... that means more than anything I or anyone else says. I have no interest in joinin

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Ha! :-D I was giving him the 'benefit of the doubt' - putting your views of him, aside to see if he could be reasonable. I apologise to you, Snit. It appears you are right. :-( What will it take to get YOU to help me tear down the barr

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Snit

You do not have Zoom? Absolutely. You are using AppCleaner. It is freeware and does not ask for any address as far as I can recall.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Snit

Convince him you do not want him to, and that doing so would somehow cause you harm or offense.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: David Brooks

[....] Have you discussed Dustin's skills with Pooh-the-cat on the 'freeware group?

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 1 Hour ago by: nospam

absolutely. no mention of new york cops. however, that definition, which *you* provided, is a good description of *you*. many people say much the same about you. almost everyone, in fact. even farm animals know something isn't quit

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I've always liked your signature! :-D

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Are you sure about that? Urbandictionary.com describes “hinky” as meaning, among other things:- “Something as yet undefinable is wrong, out of place; not quite right.” Many online slang sites say much the same.

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I had hoped that he would - HIMSELF - look at the files and folders of ScamXav With all your experience of interacting with Steve Carroll, can you suggest something which might persuade him to look at the product with eagle eyes?

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Brooks

I'm going to read there now. Thank you. Thanks. Strange. I don't have any. This is what I see:- https://imgur.com/a/ObKDJYh Without asking for a contact address? I'd be VERY wary of such software!

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 14 Hours ago by: Snit

Could be from this: I think Apple has depreciated this and there are newer ways, but not all apps have moved to those newer ways (and I could be wrong about that). Then again, maybe using the Privileged Helper *is* the newe

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 15 Hours ago by: David Brooks

That isn't so! Here's the result of removing Bitdefender in the same manner:- https://imgur.com/a/Gq5PaC6 Can you show me another one which has Privileged Helper Tools show up when removing it with AppCleaner? Perhaps Steve Carroll

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 16 Hours ago by: Snit

I do not know the exact details but they are a place for tools that need to have permissions beyond what is usually allowed in "user space". This might include tools needed for malware detection, auto-updates, access for things like Zoom

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 16 Hours ago by: David Brooks

What are Priviliged Helper Tools? You can spot that for sure! I FOUND THIS WHEN I SEARCHED! "As we saw in previous posts, macOS privilege escalation typically occurs by manipulating the user rather than exploiting zero days or unpatc

Re: Occasional loss of internet access - MBP 2015 / Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 22 Hours ago by: nospam

it's not theory. mac os includes drivers for popular ethernet chipsets, something which is easily verified. you happen to have used a device that required its own drivers, and then complained about it. had you chosen (or been provided

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 28 Days 23 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

I ordered it about ten days ago. The expected date for the Mac was mid- to late-May, but it's just changed to this week. The expected date for the display is mid- to late-June; perhaps it will improve too.

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff Gaines

Many thanks for all the replies :-) The MBP runs Big Sur quite happily, it seems that didn't need a "firmware" update but I need to get hold of the original "SSD" to upgrade, I'll think it through. Puzzled a bit that "firmware" sits

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 3 Hours ago by: nospam

it's basically an imac, just not configured to be one.

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Oof. What's the expected date on the other bits, late May or so? Cheers - Jaimie

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

Hopefully. There were rumours last year of a slightly larger than 27" iMac. Both of which I'm very keen on. Love the 12" but my 2015 is verrrrry slooooow now. A Nano that sits under/on the back of a Studio Display would be sufficient f

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 4 Hours ago by: Theo

The 2015 MBP doesn't have a T1/T2 chip, but there is an issue with upgrading the EFI boot firmware if you have an aftermarket SSD. Some older firmware wouldn't run NVMe properly (powersaving issues), and I can understand Apple being reti

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

Good point. I'd assumed the firmware in question was what runs on the T1/T2, ie BridgeOS.

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: Snit

Looking through it nothing seems surprising. There are a number of launch agents -- you can check those to see what is launched, but given the type of software (and my ignorance of what would be expected with other similar products) I am

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Indeed! I expect you too are a bit surprised by how many files and folders are involved!

Re: AppCleaner result for further study. (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: Snit

I did not ask about that product specifically, but to check different apps.

AppCleaner result for further study.

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Snit asked me to let him know IIRC! https://imgur.com/gallery/TaZ0SZD Does /anyone/ reading here use this product?

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Alan B

Another thought - has the internal drive been replaced with a non Apple sourced device? If so Jeff may need to reinstall the original to allow the f/w update to proceed. There’s a topic about such a scenario on Apple discussions. <http

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: Alan B

Hopefully Jeff has a backup of his current system as I wonder if a fresh install might be needed. This should include any necessary f/w updates. Create a standalone installer on a USB pen drive from the Monterey installer downloaded from

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 10 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

It should be part of the Monterey upgrade itself. Does downloading the installer from the app store give any different results?

Re: MBP Monterey (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 15 Hours ago by: David Brooks

Try reading here, Jeff. https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/s25a17/a_required_firmware_update_could_not_be_installed/ HTH

MBP Monterey

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jeff Gaines

I dusted off my MacBook Pro A1502 today, it has Big Sur on it but offered to upgrade to Monterey. It tried three times so far, downloading the upgrade each time :-( but says "a required firmware update wasn't installed" each time. Any

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 18 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

That's what I was afraid of.

Re: What's your favourite text editor? (thread)

uk.comp.sys.mac

Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Chris Ridd

I used to use emacs/xemacs back on Solaris, but it was always a bit strange (copy/paste in and out of emacs for example) and because the whole OS never really had a consistent UI, it worked OK. I tried Aquamacs on OS X a while ago and

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Chris

Now is probably a good time. With inflation being so high any future models will have a price bump.

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 22 Hours ago by: Richard Tobin

I decided to spend my money before it becomes worthless and ordered the Mac Studio and Studio display. So far they have delivered the mouse and keyboard.

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 22 Hours ago by: nospam

they said that so that people wouldn't think the mac studio was the replacement for the mac pro, given that it's faster in some tasks. every product category other than the mac pro now uses apple silicon. the mac pro is next, likely at

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jaimie Vandenbergh

It's fairly likely they've already done that - you get a Mini/Studio and the Studio Display, or the 24". At the recent Studio unveiling they said out loud at the end 'Just one more Apple Silicon Mac to reveal - the Mac Pro'. Cheers -

Re: How to Uninstall ClamXav on Mac (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Kelly Phillips

Let's start with my dossier. What does it say on that topic? See, that's precisely what I'm talking about. Instead of trying to do something that you don't have the skills to do, and according to you you'll never have the skills, why n

Re: Spoilt for choice? (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Graeme Wall

Still waiting for a replacement for my 27" iMac.

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