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  • nickthegun 5 Jun 2013 15:25:15 66,793 posts
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    http://mactracker.ca/
  • Deleted user 5 June 2013 15:28:29
    I will check that out tonight when I get home. This speed boost is particularly timely too. I think next month is my final payment on the finance.
  • Lukus 5 Jun 2013 16:09:52 20,069 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    So what worked?
    sudo nano /private/etc/hosts in the end, after repairing permissions. Suspect I was being a retard at some point or other too...
  • dominalien 5 Jun 2013 17:31:55 7,931 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    dominalien wrote:
    So what worked?
    sudo nano /private/etc/hosts in the end, after repairing permissions. Suspect I was being a retard at some point or other too...
    Happens to the best of us. :-)

    In the end, it's the result that matters. Congrats on a terminal job well done.
  • Lukus 5 Jun 2013 22:28:07 20,069 posts
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    Haha, thanks :D
  • Deleted user 6 June 2013 16:38:40
    Help please i'm seriously losing the fucking will here. I'm trying to root my new nook but my mbp just won't let me write an image to my SD card. I've wiped it. It is open to read and write but using the terminal I'm just getting "Permission denied".

    Over and fucking over again. Tried putting Micro Sd card in SD reader and using slot in computer. Tried a micro SD card reader in both my USB ports. It works fine on my wife's ancient macbook but not mine. She has gone with her laptop for now though and I'm determined to do this today.
  • nickthegun 6 Jun 2013 16:41:13 66,793 posts
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    Can you put anything on it?
  • Deleted user 6 June 2013 16:47:52
    I can easily drag and drop anything onto it. But trying to burn an .img it just isn't happening.
  • nickthegun 6 Jun 2013 16:54:12 66,793 posts
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    Are you trying to restore an image onto it through disk utility?
  • Deleted user 6 June 2013 17:04:16
    I'm just trying to write the root image onto it. All the guides online point to terminal.
  • beastmaster 6 Jun 2013 17:07:44 14,911 posts
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    I think I've had something like this before. I had to format the card and use a specific setting. FAT something or other? I also seem to remember having to format one card on a PC before the mac would read it.

    It was a very long time ago. But I'm pretty sure its the SD format.

    Edit: also try and copy any kind of file to it. You should get the same message.

    Edited by beastmaster at 17:08:49 06-06-2013

    Edited by beastmaster at 17:09:08 06-06-2013
  • mrpon 6 Jun 2013 17:08:20 31,834 posts
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    I'd love it if it was the lock on the SD reader.

    Love it.
  • Deleted user 6 June 2013 17:15:36
    Ha it's not locked, it doesn't have a switch and it says I can read and write to it.

    Just copied some files and they went over fine.
  • Telepathic.Geometry 15 Jun 2013 08:30:22 12,223 posts
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    Don't know if this is a common problem, but I just bought an iPad, and the iMessage program asked me for my e-mail address and phone number - which I assumed would be so they could contact me and whatnot.

    The problem is, iMessage keeps intercepting messages from my fucking phone provider and sending them to iMessage.

    This really worries me. How the fuck are they allowed to do that? Don't I have a separate contract with my phone provider? How the fuck are they able to do that just by me giving them my number?

    I can turn it off in the system settings, but I can't delete the phone number from those settings. What the fuck?!
  • Telepathic.Geometry 15 Jun 2013 08:41:17 12,223 posts
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    Pretty sure they're blue, but the point is that the message was sent to my iPhone, and it appeared on my iPad. I get blue messages on my iPhone too.

    I don't want my iPhone and iPad to be connected in that way. :(
  • Telepathic.Geometry 15 Jun 2013 08:49:17 12,223 posts
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    No, it's like, a friend of mine sends me a message to my iPhone (the network is softbank) and sends it to my phone number. So, you'd imagine that softbank have my privacy protected right? Like the message is sent to their servers, and then forwarded directly to my phone, but no. Somehow, Apple are able to get that message and then send it to my iPad.

    I mean, I can just disable it on my iPad, but I'm not able to delete the phone number from my iPad, meaning anyone could switch it on again. I guess there's no need to panic, but it just seems like a really shocking privacy concern to me. How the fuck are Apple allowed to get those e-mails?
  • Telepathic.Geometry 15 Jun 2013 09:01:26 12,223 posts
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    Well, I guess you're right and they're not e-mails, but I'm sure that that person is either sending the message to my phone e-mail address or to my phone number. Either way, that's shit that should only arrive on my phone the way I see it...

    I guess there's no solution to this problem, so I'll just eat it and switch off the iMessage on the iPad. Cheers for the help though fella...
  • Deleted user 15 June 2013 09:28:52
    They're iMessages. The end.
  • Telepathic.Geometry 15 Jun 2013 09:42:02 12,223 posts
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    So, it only works from an Apple device?

    Does that mean that the person sending it is in fact NOT using the carrier's network?

    Ahh, if that's the case, then everything's cool.

    Cheers, that's a weight off my mind!

    ^_^
  • superdelphinus 15 Jun 2013 17:46:02 8,620 posts
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    Yes they are iMessages not network text messages. This is particularly annoying when you change to a non- iPhone phone and people with iPhones send you iMessages thinking they are text messages and you don't get them
  • RyanDS 1 Jul 2013 12:56:53 11,133 posts
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    Don't suppose anyone can help me on this one?

    My 27inch 2011 iMac has started to be really slow when browsing the net. Pages often hang for ages, for example I will open 5 tabs for threads in the EG forum, 2 will load, the other 3 will just do the loading symbol thing, then suddenly they might load or they might just get stuck loading. It looks like I am using a dial up modem, or having trouble connecting.

    However all speed tests say I have a 15 meg connection with very low latency, MP games work fine as well, as do downloads. Same thing happens in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. also any web site from EG to BBC to Cracked.com.

    Any idea where to start?
  • Deleted user 1 July 2013 12:59:37
    I've had a lot of problems with EG specifically in the past with this. Using Ghostery sorted it for me.
  • speedofthepuma 1 Jul 2013 13:38:32 13,388 posts
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    I find that problem to be Safari specific, do you have problems with other browsers?
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