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Comment: Planned obsolescence (Score 0) 305

by Cinder6 (#48169409) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

I'm normally one that rolls his eyes when I hear this term, but I think in the case of Yosemite, there's definitely an instance of planned obsolescence. Handoff requires Bluetooth-4.0 (BLE). This is fine. Any Mac that has BLE should work with the feature. And they do...except for the mid-2011 Macbook Air. Luckily, there's a hack you can do with a hex editor and mucking about with kexts. Do so, and the feature works flawlessly. It's ridiculous that Apple would do this.


Comment: Re:First taste of Mac OS X (Score 4, Informative) 305

by Cinder6 (#48169369) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Cycle through windows: Command + `

Move cursor to beginning/end of line: Command + Left/Right

Case insensitivity: You can enable this, but there might be repercussions

Green plus: Only maximizes windows in Yosemite. Schizophrenic behavior is gone. The original idea was that it would resize the window to be exactly as large as it needed to be in order to show all its content, but it was often confusing.

Comment: Re:The Model F is even better (Score 2) 304

by Cinder6 (#48095773) Attached to: The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Came here to say this. The Model M is great because it's an inexpensive mechanical keyboard, but the Model F trumps it. And what trumps that are IBM's beamspring offerings. I'm typing this on a Displaywriter Keyboard I modified to output via USB. It's not the easiest solution for a nice keyboard, but on the plus side, it's fully programmable, has doubleshot keys, and is the closest I've been able to find to the feel of a Selectric. (On the downside, it's nonstandard, gigantic, and expensive.)

It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.