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revised How to use SSH private key to log in without entering passphrase every time on Mac OS X Lion?
Make links clickable
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comment Does it make sense converting a file to a higher audio bitrate?
@Luke Put differently, converting a 96kb/s flash-audio format directly to a 96kb/s MP3 may cause additional data-loss. Bitrates are not directly comparable. A 96kb/s MP3 file may destroy data present in the flash-audio version. Given how tiny the file will be anyway, converting the 96kb/s file to, say, a 192kb/s MP3 is perfectly sensible. This will obviously not improve the quality, but it will avoid further degrading it.
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comment Permanently deleting files on Mac OS
@Miraaj Glad the answer was useful! The download link in your blog-post is broken (the link contains the next sentence, rather than a URL)
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comment How to uninstall XQuartz on Mountain Lion?
There's newer uninstall instructions further down the page, under the heading "Uninstall (Snow Leopard or Later)"
Dec
8
revised How to uninstall XQuartz on Mountain Lion?
Reword to maybe clarify the commands no longer work, rather than "hey these commands look a bit old-fashioned!"
Nov
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comment OSX Lion - Stuck in Drag mode and mouse click events are not going through. Can I manually generate a mouseup event?
superuser.com/a/13707/2084 contains code to simulate mouse-click events
Nov
23
revised OSX Lion - Stuck in Drag mode and mouse click events are not going through. Can I manually generate a mouseup event?
Quote relevant part of Apple discussion link
Oct
18
comment How do I use a TV Tuner in XBMC?
@AmigableClarkKant sure, technically, but it's presented and implemented in a very different way. There's more infrastructure involved in recording (like scheduling, transcoding, file storage, possibly multiple tuner support etc), whereas timeshifting could be implemented relatively easily (just an extended buffer).. So it's not implausible that a plugin for XBMC might implement timeshifting but not recording