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Tue Jul 22

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:38 PM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

You didn't say exactly which model of iMac you have, but for some of them there is an easy workaround for the thermal sensor issue.


Mid 2011 27" 3.1 I5

I'm almost glad I'm bringing it back to the Apple Store. I'm [more]

Mon Jul 21

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:59 AM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

You all convinced me.

I have an apt for Wednesday evening at the apple store. Wish they didn't have that freaking thermal sensor and stuff or I would have just done it myself. That said I know how hard that would be, having removed the hard [more]

Sat Jul 19

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 8:56 AM

Re: Hard Drive checking question

Luckily I have my old hard drive in an enclosure so I could boot from that. Also, TechTool Pro was on sale for $25 so I put it on the external and ran it.

SMART test past but it has about a 1,000 bad blocks on it. No idea if that is bad, [more]

Fri Jul 18

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FordLove posted to the Apple User's Group board. 11:12 AM

Hard Drive checking question

I was wondering if there was a program that was good at verifying that a hard drive is still good.

The crashes are being caused by the system constantly trying to access a .plist file. I may just wipe the drive and start over but I don't [more]

Thu Jul 17

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 10:13 AM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

Ran AHT last night, both the short and extended and it said everything was good.

Here is a tip, while it says that you have to hold down D to run it, you actually have to hold down Option D if you have a 2011(mid) iMac.

I ran that [more]

Wed Jul 16

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 9:15 AM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

I have had Apple honor AppleCare when it had recently expired. It doesn't hurt to ask.

Thanks, I will do that.

I did the keychain access thing, but that wasn't it.
Then I went and reinstalled the OS on my old iMac's hard [more]

Tue Jul 15

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:04 AM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

Thanks spinning I'll give it a shot.

I reinstalled the OS last night but that didn't do anything.

Actually I was logged in on my user account and went to work. When I came home, it seemed like its old self. I ran a couple things and [more]

Mon Jul 14

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FordLove replied to the Apple User's Group board. 1:42 PM

Re: iMac Epic Slow Down

Thanks Bill,
Yea I did that. It isn't great in safe mode but it is slightly more responsive, but it goes back to slow motion when I reboot.

I also zapped the odd ram with P R option control(?) on reboot.
Unplugged everything no [more]

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FordLove posted to the Apple User's Group board. 10:09 AM

iMac Epic Slow Down

Hey all, my iMac is moving at epic slow speed, I think it takes an hour to boot up with one thing appearing then another.

It's a 2011 iMac i7 with 32 Gig ram and 1 TB drive. 10.9.4 (? newest)

It started a month ago, Safari and the [more]

Thu Jul 3

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FordLove replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 11:07 AM

Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced vs Reloaded

One more option
If you buy BG 1 & 2 on GOG you can play on Mac and PC. They also have a link to user mods that will update it to around enhanced levels. If you get it on sale, like it was you can get it very cheap. Heck the last sale was BG1 [more]

Tue Jun 24

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FordLove replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:14 PM

Re: Steam Summer Sale

It is once again time to experience the odd feeling of

"That's a good deal, never played that game..."

"You already own this game"

I have already done this. Although to be fair, Séamus is 4 1/2 and [more]

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FordLove replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:09 PM

Re: I've got some news to share...

Congrats

I will now shake my fist in the air and shout "Russell!" when I have issues with Battle.net

And try to keep your head from exploding when we are talking about something you have [more]

Tue May 20

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FordLove replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 2:07 PM

Re: Dead and dying!!!

The herb garden probably took things hardest. Only the sage, chives, and winter savory survived. I've replanted rosemary, thyme, marjoram (a hardier variety), and oregano.

Huh, up here a hair north of Philly all of my thyme surivived [more]

Thu May 15

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FordLove posted to the Beer Loving Fools board. 3:07 PM

Victory's DirtWolf

This may be my new favorate IPA.
The downside is the 8.7(?) ABV. It just does not taste that boozey. It has a strong hops flavor but it goes down really well. Too well to tell the truth.

Some of the beer folks around here have taken to [more]

Wed May 14

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FordLove replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 2:45 PM

Re: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

One of my other loves in the genre, The Dresden Files, also has a new title releasing the same day, so they'll be competing for which one gets read first!

First four chapters
Well five if you read this after next [more]

Tue May 13

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FordLove replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 4:58 PM

Re: Must be a gardener

I've managed to get rid of ~75% of the dandelions in our yard, compared to when we bought this place 6 years ago... yet this battle will be on-going because 2 neighbor don't give a d***! Grrrrrrrrrr!

I'm that neighbor, well at least [more]

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FordLove replied to the Parents and Expecting Parents board. 4:23 PM

Re: Poor wee man

vouch.


peace & even when he was 2


Was he? Oh thank god.
That would have been a bit of karmic payback, complaining about someone else’s kid (ok, mom) and then have someone on the board actually have gone out [more]

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FordLove replied to the Parents and Expecting Parents board. 4:19 PM

Re: Poor wee man

Sometimes it meant leaving the restaurant/store and sitting in the car. It is hard work.

I have told Séamus, never be bad when mommy and daddy are tired and want to leave. That is usually after we have been at the Philly zoo for [more]

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FordLove replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 4:12 PM

Re: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

I'm only about midway through but I am entertained enough that both sequels have gone on my wish list and his other series, Monster Hunters International, is going to get a look from me.

I liked the series myself. I found it a bit [more]

Wed May 7

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FordLove replied to the Parents and Expecting Parents board. 4:06 PM

Re: Poor wee man

What's up with your nephew? Low expectations by his parents, inexperience in restaurants, does he have a mental health issue such as autism?

Oh good lord no, I'm not a total douche. I'm not perfect, but no, if the child had autism or [more]

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