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Oct
6
comment Safari keeps asking permission to access the keychain
Though for some reason (that I don't understand) signed applications are by default allowed incoming connections by the application firewall, I don't think they are by default granted access to the keychain as well?
Oct
6
answered Get pictures in the source code of a web page
Oct
6
comment Install Mac OS 10.4.11 on Intel
Shouldn't that read: "10.4 DVDs that came with some Mac cannot be used on another kind of Mac"? As far as I can tell, 10.4 was also available in a retail version: google.com/products?q=10.4+retail+dvd
Oct
6
revised Default username and password for *.example.com
Made difference between Basic and Digest more clear
Oct
6
comment How to set up simple VPN for secure Internet connections over unencrypted Wi-Fi?
Funny, indeed both services seem to require you to install client software. Why? Still, a cheap VPN provider might work for you, especially as it does not use double bandwidth from your friend's internet connection.
Oct
5
revised “Save As” dialog and video playback wait until file has downloaded completely..?
Improved title; cleaned-up
Oct
5
answered Safari keeps asking permission to access the keychain
Oct
5
comment Wireless only connects to Google
What about the hints to try an IP address?
Oct
5
comment Default username and password for *.example.com
So, no control of the type of HTTP Authentication?
Oct
5
comment Using 2 GMail accounts at once
If I remember correctly, then POP on Gmail will not actually delete things (though normal POP servers would). But you're right: one surely wants to use IMAP to keep things organised. (You don't want to have to organise everything again in case of problems.) Even better: use IMAP and a backup of your local storage.
Oct
5
comment Using ssh on cygwin fails with no error, but not from DOS or OSX
What if you just type the password during those 30..40 seconds?
Oct
5
comment If Mac code signing is tampered with, what might fail?
It's actually the 10.5 Leopard review. One nice quote from the 10.6 review though: "And let's not forget the "Mac OS X" technologies that we later learned were developed for the iPhone and just happened to be announced for the Mac first (because the iPhone was still a secret), like Core Animation and code signing." -- arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2009/08/mac-os-x-10-6.ars
Oct
5
revised Is defragging relevant to improving disk performance anymore?
Copied quote into answer
Oct
5
answered Is defragging relevant to improving disk performance anymore?
Oct
5
answered How can I reset my Firefox profile with custom default settings via Terminal
Oct
4
comment Help me get past China's Great Firewall and reach blocked sites
Just read your last edit. Too bad! :-( Though it still could be a technical issue of course... Get some Tor bridges while you can? And read the blog ZelluX posted?
Oct
4
comment Snow Leopard resets sound volume whenever I start my computer
Feel free to accept your own answer! (Or first make that answer Community Wiki if you feel bad about accepting your own solution.)
Oct
4
revised Snow Leopard resets sound volume whenever I start my computer
Fixed typo
Oct
4
comment If Mac code signing is tampered with, what might fail?
I guess The Tentacle's answer says it all (and no matter how hard I try: breaking signatures has not even shown me a warning for Keychain Access yet). Still, I wonder if anyone has encountered problems. Hope the question is not too long to read... ;-)
Oct
4
comment How secure is Time Machine/FileVault/Dropbox/Google?
As a side note: Time Machine won't backup your FileVault folder unless you log off. support.apple.com/kb/HT3446 -- You can turn on FileVault to encrypt data stored in your home directory. This data will also be encrypted in the backup. [..] When using FileVault, you cannot restore individual files in your home directory via the Time Machine browser. However, you can restore all files and folders by using the Restore System from Backup feature of the Mac OS X Installer. Important: Time Machine will perform backups only when you are logged out of your FileVault-protected account.