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by pedro
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!

What makes Time Machine unsuitable for you? Well, I'm not sure it is. But I think it is because it can't make a bootable backup. That's not hugely important but it's a great feature. I also like the idea of having a single copy of everything, not many different versions. I also tend to plug in CCC ...
by pedro
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!

Man, I've read up on Time Machine again and it's just not suited to my needs. Perhaps I have to spend the dosh on CCC after all. But ~$40 is huge for a single application these days...
by pedro
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!

Thank you chaps. Interestingly, I just noticed that CCC 3.4.7 is still available for download (the new paid version is 3.5.1). There's a disclaimer that 3.4.7 isn't 'validated' for use with SL, Lion, or ML. But I reckon that's the version I've been using with no problems on Lion systems. I think SL,...
by pedro
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!

Silly question perhaps but can I plug in my Time Machine HDD, say, once every 2 days? Does it work like that? Or does it need to be constantly attached?

I can handle losing a couple of days of data.
by pedro
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!

Sorry to ask the obvious and probably silly question but why go to the extent of making a full hard drive image for each of your backups? Is Time Machine not adequate? Excellent question. Because I set it going at night, it doesn't bother me too much how long it takes to run. One time I had a HDD f...
by pedro
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

SuperDuper! vs Carbon Copy Cloner - Fight!

I'm a long time CCC user on the Mac platform. I'm pretty happy with it as an application to clone my HDD on a fortnightly basis as a backup measure. Recently the price went from $0 to $39.95. That's a not insignificant price hike. Certainly not gouging but a hike none-the-less. I'm willing to pay th...
by pedro
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good SNES emulator for Mac?
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

Re: Good SNES emulator for Mac?

Wow. Awesome info guys.

Good luck on the Mac port BlackStar.

BTW, I'm using this (http://tattiebogle.net/index.php/Projec ... /OsxDriver) driver for the controller. It seems to work pretty well. Feedback and everything.
by pedro
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good SNES emulator for Mac?
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

Re: Good SNES emulator for Mac?

Thanks.

I've had a look at SNES9X and it does seem awesome... but it doesn't work from time to time (including now) with my USB XBOX controller. I can't figure out why not.
by pedro
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good SNES emulator for Mac?
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

Good SNES emulator for Mac?

Title say it all.

Thanks in advance.
by pedro
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?

OK, so I managed a hackish way to achieve what should have been a simple task. Namely, fill out the 'Forgotten Password' form and then reset the password using the code emailed to me.
by pedro
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?

just brew it! wrote:
pedro wrote:
No clue. Have you tried clearing your cache and cookies? That's about all I can think of.


Will do.

Thanks for the effort.
by pedro
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?

Fair question. Mainly because I have a lot of faith in the troubleshooting knowhow of the gerbils. Perhaps someone on here has experienced similar issues.
by pedro
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Can't change password on Slashdot... why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Can't change password on Slashdot... why?

I read the recent Ars password article with interest. Today I went about changing most of the passwords for the sites I visit. Whilst my Slashdot password is very strong already I'd like to change it anyway. So I was very surprised when I discovered it's seemingly impossible to do this at Slashdot. ...
by pedro
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel "Haswell" Speculation thread
Replies: 128
Views: 34389

Re: Intel "Haswell" Speculation thread

There was quite a bit of good info regarding transactional memory over at Real World Tech recently.
by pedro
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel "Haswell" Speculation thread
Replies: 128
Views: 34389

Re: Intel "Haswell" Speculation thread

I'm really looking forward to seeing the performance of the bottom of the range Haswell quads. If the numbers are right I reckon I'll retire my ageing desktop Core 2 Duo with some of the Haswell hotness. I suspect I'll wait until Broadwell to replace the Core 2 Duo notebook I have. Having said that,...
by pedro
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 27" vs 30" Displays
Replies: 91
Views: 26853

Re: 27" vs 30" Displays

A 27 inch iMac user here. The 27 inch, 2560 x 1440 form factor is such a winner. Personally, I wouldn't want a screen any bigger than that.
by pedro
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Monitor review sites are all dying off!
Replies: 37
Views: 6653

Re: Monitor review sites are all dying off!

Chrispy_ wrote:
If I go to any big supplier there are loads of monitors available - ebuyer.com (UK) has 646 models stocked, newegg.com (US) has 709 models stocked.


Wow. That's a pretty amazing stat.
by pedro
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: This is 'interesting'...
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: This is 'interesting'...

OK, I see. I was popping in a few random whois requests this morning and I'd never seen anything like the Google result.

Thanks for clearing that up.
by pedro
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: This is 'interesting'...
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: This is 'interesting'...

I'm getting: GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.LOVE.AND.TOLERANCE.THE-WONDERBOLTS.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.HAVENDATA.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.GET.ONE.MILLION.DOLLARS.AT.WWW.UNIMUNDI.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM GOOGLE.COM.ZOMBIED.AND.HACKED.BY....
by pedro
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: This is 'interesting'...
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

This is 'interesting'...

Open up a terminal and do:

whois google.com

Very strange results indeed. Can anyone shed some light on why it is like it is?
by pedro
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: XKCD craziness
Replies: 30
Views: 4739

Re: XKCD craziness

Hah, nice find. I wondered what that mouseover text was alluding too with the ecosystems.
by pedro
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How does Xeon E 5645 2.4 GHz compare to i-7 2600K 3.4 GHz ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3425

Re: How does Xeon E 5645 2.4 GHz compare to i-7 2600K 3.4 GH

Where's Krogoth when you need him?
by pedro
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Watching a dad use Win 8 Beta... ouch?
Replies: 49
Views: 6928

Re: Watching a dad use Win 8 Beta... ouch?

Wow.
by pedro
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The most amazing movie scene in film history
Replies: 121
Views: 12901

Re: The most amazing movie scene in film history

Opening scene of 'Disciples of The 36th Chambers of Shaolin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OUbJHNOoCc.
by pedro
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Is Ubuntu 11.10 worse than 10.04 LTS, or should I switch?
Replies: 46
Views: 11861

Re: Is Ubuntu 11.10 worse than 10.04 LTS, or should I switch

Take a look at Xfce 4. Not too shabby at all. I couldn't stand Unity and went back to Xubuntu.
by pedro
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4264
Views: 608928

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Peter Tosh - 'Legalize It'. Classic roots reggae.
by pedro
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: First virus in about a decade
Replies: 23
Views: 3643

Re: First virus in about a decade

The culprit is many things. Mostly, I've assumed she has the same computer decision making skills as I 1. I will enforce her use of google docs for her work. She works from home (she is a writer!) and I've been insisting that google docs will provide safer storage for her work for months. Nothing I...
by pedro
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Official Krogoth is Not Impressed Meme Thread!
Replies: 78
Views: 7272

Re: The Official Krogoth is Not Impressed Meme Thread!

I love you Kroger. I gotcha back.
by pedro
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Rawr: SB-E & x79 Build
Replies: 47
Views: 16815

Re: Rawr: SB-E & x79 Build

Cool story bro.
by pedro
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: favorite pc game?
Replies: 50
Views: 10913

Re: favorite pc game?

Diablo II: LOD.
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