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Classful addressing has been relegated to the dustbin of history, made obsolete by VLSM and CIDR. The only place it's still used today is Cisco certification exams. What you're seeing here is VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask). VLSM has been the norm on the Internet since 1995 or so after having been proposed in 1985. So your reasoning is out of date by at ...


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While Apps from App store maybe downloaded without a limit, content such as media, music, Videos are often exempt from the unlimited-download-clause. iTunes Store's conditions mentions: Some iTunes Products, including but not limited to Content rentals, may be downloaded only once and cannot be replaced if lost for any reason. It is your responsibility ...


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So, I've finally received my MBP and the Dual-link-DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter (simply adapter from now on). The Korean monitor has been more than worth it, it works superbly absolutely great over the digital link. The adapter doesn't work at all if you don't plug the USB connector in also. If you plug it in, connect the display, then remove the USB ...


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There is actually no dedicated GPU in the macbook air. There isn't enough room to house it. The only graphics you are using is the integrated graphics from your CPU. So if you were to disable it, nothing would display on the screen. If you want to save on battery life, turn off your wifi when you don't need it, plus peripherals (backlit keyboard, dim ...


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I've never worked on a MacBook Pro but on the old PowerBooks and iBooks there was a sensor that would detect magnetic movement that would tell the system if the unit was opened or closed (asleep). On the iBooks, the magnets were in the base and the sensor was in the display, and on the PowerBooks the magnet was in the display and the sensor was on the top of ...


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Here is what you are looking for: https://github.com/alexzielenski/Mousecape/releases. It is an open-source application I made that allows the customization of cursors for Mac OS X 10.8-10.10. It can import old MightyMouse files or you can create your own "cape". Included on that page is a link to download a remastered version of Max Rudberg's Svanslös ...


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You can use Crucial's Memory Advisor tool to judge what your Macbook can handle. Here's it's result for an early 2011 15 inch Macbook Pro. As you can see, a 16GiB upgrade is listed as "Guaranteed-compatible".


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The subnet mask specifies which part of the address range will be considered to be part of the network (the subnet) that your computer is on. So if your router has decided to use a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and to give you an IP address of 10.0.1.4, that means it is going to be handing out IP addresses in the range from 10.0.1.1 through 10.0.1.254 ...


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It is as safe as if it would be if it would be shut down or in hibernation. It depends on your cycling skills. :)


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Windows: It can be done using SharpKeys 2.1.1: SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. Included in the application is a list of common keyboard keys and a Type Key feature to automatically recognize most keyboard keys. What you can do: Map an entire key to any other key - e.g. you ...


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If you don't have enough RAM, your Page outs value in Activity Monitor » System Memory will be big and growing rapidly when you're doing memory intensive tasks.


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Your machine has an IPv6 address. The default behaviour in almost all modern OSes is to prefer IPv6 over IPv4 if it's available and configured. Disabling IPv6 (if you don't use it) is the easiest way to "fix" this.


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You could attempt to build a web server, that seems to be a very common project with very old systems. The third link I posted is a site hosted off one. You could also set up all your old favorite games to play. There are lots of resources out there of old computer projects. Here are some resources to give you some ideas: http://lostclassics.apple2.info/ ...


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If it were an Apple // GS I would suggest getting an SCSI or IDE interface card and putting proDOS AppleWorks GS and a couple of other applications on a hard drive. If you're into soldering you can build one. If it isn't a //gs, then you should back up all your floppies and use it only for games, like Eamon, or creating arty music videos. As you've said you ...


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Using iCal Just create a new event with whatever you need to be reminded of. Set alarm to message (or even message with sound), and make sure it repeats every day. You can also choose to run a script instead of showing an alarm. The alarm will look like this: Using crontab and AppleScript If you're more into doing command line stuff, you can also ...


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Alas, this most probably won't work. With the exception of exchanging the bluetooth keyboard's firmware or rewire the harddware buttons. Reason: The Fn key is a modifier for the generated scancodes. This key is a modifier at the hardware level. A fn keypress cannot be seen even (using 'xev' on my Apple bluetooth keyboard under linux) EDIT: A quick test ...


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You, nor Hulu have been hacked. proxy.piratenpartij.nl is a proxy that has been set up by the Piratenpartij, the dutch branch of the Pirate Party (of Pirate Bay fame.) This proxy has been set up in defiance of a local ruling to block access to the Pirate Bay website and also to allow dutch internet users to access content that has been blocked from them ...


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If it is a membrane keyboard, even small ammounts of water can slip under the membrane spread capilary style, and cause a problem like this. Because the top layer is water proof (even if it has areas that allows water entry) it will not dry quickly. Because it forms a good seal between the flat PCB and the membrane there is no air passage, so the water ...


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You're missing that those classes of IPs are just a guide of how the IPs should be distributed. It's not a rule or a norm. You can have a class A IPs being networked in a subnetwork so they perform as class C IPs.


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All 802.11n AirPort base stations (by this I mean Extremes, Expresses, and Time Capsules) can share their USB ports while extending the network from any other Apple AirPort base station. Note that Expresses only support USB printer sharing (not USB hard drives). Extremes and Time Capsules support sharing both USB printers and USB hard drives. Whoever told ...


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If the Wikipedia article is to be believed (and I do believe it is correct based on what thunderbolt is), then your configuration will not work. Compatability Apple Thunderbolt Displays, like the video input on Thunderbolt iMacs, drop compatibility with all previous standards, including VGA, DVI, and DisplayPort.[3] As such, they cannot be ...


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tldr; version: No. But if you do then use your old Asus DVD drive in an external case with power supply. Long version: 1) If you get an external enclose for a previously internal SuperDrive then check the power needed to run this drive. It might (will) be more than your external case supplies if it is just powered via USB. Some numbers: External USB1 ...


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Under System Preferences, click Keyboard, and adjust the "Key Repeat" speed (see below). Tested in Word and it does affect how quickly the delete key deletes characters when held down. Alternatively, in the terminal you can enter defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0 which is the fastest setting. The fastest exposed by System Preferences is 2 ...


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It wouldn't be usable in practice: There are many shortcuts that include both control and command (like ⌃⌘F for toggling full screen) It's useful to have both ⌘C and ⌃C in terminals You couldn't use the emacs-style keybindings in text views Safari and Chrome use control and option as modifier keys for access keys The shortcuts of menu items can be ...


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Directly from Apple, it says you can use the escape: Option 1: Special String Characters The backslash (\) and double-quote (") characters have special meaning in text. AppleScript encloses text in double-quote characters and uses the backslash character to represent return (\r), tab (\t), and linefeed (\n) characters (described below). So if you want to ...


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I've upgraded my friend's 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM, and it works great. OS X recognizes it and everything. I'm not sure why Apple decided to say it only supports up to 8GB, possibly they didn't want to sell the 16GB upgrade.


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What works well with water and electronic devices, First unplug, shut down or remove battery if possible. Remove as much as water as possible by turning it upside down, shaking with your hands. You can also vacuum with your mouth. Put the device in a completely hermetic zipbag with dry rice grains (a lot) the rice won't enter the device but will absorb ...


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I used an Altaz Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter ($13 on Amazon) to connect a 27 inch (non-Apple) screen to my MBP. No additional USB cable needed for that, and it plugs into the Thunderbolt port. Sadly I have the non-retina MBP 2012, so unless I splurge on Thunderbolt displays, one external screen is all I get.


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When you are using Linux I think it should be possible, too. At least when you have access to your system and you can recompile your kernel. Check this out Linux: Apple Wireless A1314 Fn key not registered, looks like software bug.


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It seems unlikely that AirPlay Mirroring will be coming to older Macs. It has been reported that AirPlay Mirroring requires hardware H.264 compression support from the GPU, to compress your screen image small enough, fast enough, to pipe it across the network.



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