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  • elstoof 5 Jul 2012 11:12:48 8,316 posts
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    How's that even possible, mine crumbles when you have more than 4 tabs open in safari.
  • nickthegun 5 Jul 2012 11:14:19 61,325 posts
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    He had five open. Two of them had flash content.

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  • elstoof 5 Jul 2012 11:15:37 8,316 posts
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    Epic.
  • craigy Staff 31 Jul 2012 10:46:30 7,844 posts
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    I'm planning on dual-booting for gamez using Bootcamp. Anyone have an idea roughly how long it'll take to create/resize the partitions of 1TB drive?
  • Deleted user 31 July 2012 10:50:15
    Couple of minutes
  • 1Dgaf 31 Jul 2012 16:33:21 3,976 posts
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    Our new Macbook Pro has keyboard marks on the screen.

    We bought a new Macbook Pro, one with a normal screen. There'are two problems with the screen. The first is that, when you shut it, it somehow picks up the silhouette of the keyboard. Is this normal?

    The second - and this is worse - is that, like the keyboard 'image', there's this weird grid that's about 3/4 of the size of the screen on the top right and also on the top left.

    Each square is about 1/2 a cm. It's not running vertically but at an angle; almost like a tea towel has been left on there. We've tried rubbing it with a screen cleaner and microfibre cloth. It's starting to fade a bit, but it's quite noticeable in reflect light.

    What's going on? This thing cost almost 2,000. Does it need taking to Apple?

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  • Deleted user 31 July 2012 16:40:07
    Take it back
  • KayJay 31 Jul 2012 17:00:00 5,290 posts
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    Yeah, I expect they would just swap it out if you book in at the Genius Bar.
    Certainly if its a standard build.
  • 1Dgaf 31 Jul 2012 18:07:35 3,976 posts
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    Other people have had the problem; it's manufacturing issue.

    I found a post buy a guy who had the same thing and cleaned the screen with an alcohol wipe. That sorted it. He cleaned the screen at an Apple store after speaking to a 'genius'.

    We sorted it with a a specs lens cleaning wipe, one that was sealed in its own little packet. We couldn't get it to go away with a microfibre cloth and squirty lens-cleaning solution.

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  • FanBoysSuck 2 Aug 2012 12:21:51 1,540 posts
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    Anyone got any recommenations for anti-virus/malware scanner?

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  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2012 12:25:09 79,211 posts
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    Common sense is the best one. Don't open stupid attachments, don't run silly apps, don't use an insecure browser like safari, that sort of thing. Don't trust apple to give a shit about security, they've known for years how easy to hack OSX is and holds the record for the fastest to hack OS for 7 consecutive years.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 12:30:47 02-08-2012

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  • FanBoysSuck 2 Aug 2012 12:32:07 1,540 posts
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    Fair enough :)

    I'm more worried about getting infected from friends USB drives to be honest. One of the few viruses I've ever had on my windows machine was from a mac using friend. God know how many other people he'd infected.

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  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2012 12:33:34 79,211 posts
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    Don't swap USBs, use dropbox instead.

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  • FanBoysSuck 2 Aug 2012 12:36:43 1,540 posts
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    That may not always be an option unfortunately, one of the perils of my soon to be location independant working job.

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  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2012 12:40:54 79,211 posts
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    Well in that case Intego VirusBarrier has some positive noise.

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  • FanBoysSuck 2 Aug 2012 12:44:07 1,540 posts
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    Cheers!

    Any free recommendations?

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  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2012 12:46:19 79,211 posts
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    There's Panda, Sophos and Avast, but I wouldn't touch the latter considering how useless it is on PCs.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 12:46:50 02-08-2012

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  • FanBoysSuck 2 Aug 2012 12:51:28 1,540 posts
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    Awesome. Thank you very much for your time.

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  • delbert 29 Aug 2012 12:15:24 2,893 posts
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    Hey all, does anyone know of a way to record non-iPlayer streaming videos off of the BBC website (such as this) on the Mac?

    I tried Jaksta trial but it only captures first half (and that isnt the stated restriction of the demo?!)
  • delbert 29 Aug 2012 20:11:34 2,893 posts
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    delbert wrote:
    Hey all, does anyone know of a way to record non-iPlayer streaming videos off of the BBC website (such as this) on the Mac?

    I tried Jaksta trial but it only captures first half (and that isnt the stated restriction of the demo?!)
    Evening bump.. Google has failed me!
  • Dirtbox 29 Aug 2012 20:25:50 79,211 posts
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    You're in the wrong thread. Look for a thread called "the moron's guide to warezing tv shows".

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  • HitchHiker 29 Aug 2012 20:31:27 2,789 posts
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    You used to be able to open the Activity window in Safari, find the file which is usually the largest in the list and then save it from there.

    Haven't tried this in a while though so I have no idea if the functionality is still there in Safari 6.
  • Deleted user 29 August 2012 20:45:07
    In safari you can either use the page resources viewer under the developer menu or clicktoflash
  • delbert 29 Aug 2012 21:06:18 2,893 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    You're in the wrong thread. Look for a thread called "the moron's guide to warezing tv shows".
    Constructive as ever DB! Anyway its not a tv show its a video clip that is the issue.. if it was available to buy I would have bought it!

    Thanks HH and Crispy, but I've not had any luck with the Page Resources Viewer (replacement for Activity monitor in latest Safari) it no longer seams to leave a file and even though the BBC supports HTML5 video on iOS ClicktoFlash doesnt seem to work for me (dont get any options just the place holder)
  • Beetroot_Bertie 1 Sep 2012 10:37:19 302 posts
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    If you don't need the sound, you could use QuickTime's built in screen recording function.

    If you need the audio and have external speakers, you can run a male/male headphone lead from them (assuming they have a headphones socket) to the line in on the mac.

    http://osxdaily.com/2010/11/16/screen-recorder-mac/
  • Deleted user 1 September 2012 11:17:48
    Fuck that, just use soundflower and record the audio with quicktime.
  • Dirtbox 1 Sep 2012 11:53:15 79,211 posts
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    Fuck that, pirate bay.

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  • Jeepers 10 Sep 2012 10:03:54 13,315 posts
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    My iMac is reporting non-reoverable errors on the main drive. I want to format that drive and reinstall Mountain Lion.

    The machine has two user accounts and I want to make sure that I can recover the photos and music for each to the fresh install (all other documents are dropbox'd, so no need to worry about them).

    What's the easiest route to do this? Am I going to have to back everything g up to an external drive first? Any gotchas I should be aware of? I'm thinking about the iTunes files specifically, having been bitten by Apple's "This machine is not authorised to play these files" bollocks in the past.

    Any help appreciated.
  • nickthegun 10 Sep 2012 10:13:27 61,325 posts
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    Your drive is dead, you need to get it replaced. Everything you do to it will make it worse, so you need to backup immediately either using time machine or something like CCC.

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  • Jeepers 10 Sep 2012 10:20:59 13,315 posts
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    @nickthegun

    Piss it.

    It's a 1tb drive so I'll need to buy a new external (to back it up) and a new internal (to replace the fucked one).

    Any recommendations for either? And is the internal drive simple to fit? It's a 2.4gHz c2d.

    Ta fella.
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