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Dec
13
revised iTunes OS X full system crash cont'd: is a bad media file the culprit? How do I isolate it?
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Dec
13
revised iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
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Dec
13
comment iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
Thanks for your response. I +1ed it for "not iTunes", though it actually is. Sort of. I've updated my question with the (as of yet solution-less) cause. Thanks for taking the time to respond!
Dec
5
comment On unencrypted public wifi, what kind of real danger am I in?
While Joel's answer is true, sensitive information should always be tunnelled anyway. If you're worried that your IM traffic is being intercepted, get Adium or Pidgin with OTR, for example. MITM attacks can come from more than just your hotspot.
Dec
1
comment Ipv6 routers for home and smb
+1 for dd-wrt; been using it since it was in beta and love it. Would +2 for stating that few ISPs can actually handle IPv6. @MikeJ, don't worry too much. When your ISP needs to start using IPv6 they'll push hardware on you.
Dec
1
revised iTunes OS X full system crash cont'd: is a bad media file the culprit? How do I isolate it?
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Dec
1
comment Why does my iTunes use so much CPU time?
I've often asked myself that question! Do you have a lot of Smart Playlists? Those are supposedly CPU hogs (though given the event-driven nature of cocoa I'm not sure why that would be). What you might do is start Spin Control (from the Developer Tools package) and sample iTunes when it hangs, which should be often, and take a peek at what it's doing. As an aside, I'm currently importing a CD with error correction AND playing the already-imported files AND importing (restoring from backup) iTunes Store TV shows and I'm only at 36% CPU usage.
Nov
30
comment Mac OS X: Best Way to Make an ISO from a CD or DVD
Yeah dd is the fastest, it is the disk druid, after all! :)
Nov
30
revised iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
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Nov
30
comment iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
SpinControl crashes when I try to view the logs. What a disaster... Great suggestion though.
Nov
30
revised iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
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Nov
30
asked iTunes OS X full system crash cont'd: is a bad media file the culprit? How do I isolate it?
Nov
27
revised iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
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Nov
23
comment How can I lock the mouse and keyboard but see the screen?
Wow. I love this answer!
Nov
23
comment iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
With this problem, do you see the AirPort menu item grey out as the connection is lost and recovered?
Nov
23
comment iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
Spin Control! Why didn't I think of that... Great suggestion Everett: I'll give it a shot.
Nov
17
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Nov
17
comment iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
Also, when I do clean installs, I never restore podcasts or iTunes U media from backups: I re-download them anew.
Nov
17
revised iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
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Nov
17
comment iTunes causes the entire system to crash when downloading some media OS X
Hi Randolph, as I said, I've had this problem for many versions of iTunes and OS X. I've always done clean installs, so essentially, yes to your first question. As for re-creating my library, I have done so from Time Machine backups, but I can't feasibly re-create it from scratch. Disk surface is fine.