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Comment running hackintoshes for 7 years now (Score 1) 219

I was dissapointed by incremental updates of the cheese grater, and I got sick of waiting for the update on the garbage can, so I ended up running hackintoshes since 2010 or so. have been running on Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge i7's on z68 and z97 chipsets, and new haswells have been easy to move over to. When i started i was running Snow Leopard, Lion, ad they were airgapped video production computers that let us move through a few legacy FCP7 projects, and transitioned to FCPx.

Game changer was the new EFI tools which streamlined the install process greatly. biggest PITA for me was support of USB3 in the sandy/ivy bridge chipsets, and getting a smooth initial install with various video cards, as apple has shitty, inconsistent support for AMD and nVidia. for me, currently everything runs stable on sierra which autoupdates. (i always pucker up a bit for each update though)

built a media server for video editng and digital assets, and all the hard drives, hotswap sleds, multiple boot drive configs all fits into a 4u rackmount form factor. I have mulitiple workstations where i can variously collaborate on sequencing, audio mix, photo editing, video compositing, and i would go fucking insane if i had to conform everything for the current, anemic, limited imacs for sale right now.

otoh until apple closes the hackintosh loophole with some trusted computing model in the near, dystopian future, i will be building, running, and maintaining hackintoshes. OSX install and feeding is still less of a hassle than windows, and osx still is a better workflow for us than linux.

Comment Re:Still missing obligatory comments (Score 1) 102

>It doesn't look like a pump, so why would anyone call it that? It's a vulnerability with apparently a lot of mining rigs.

most people don't actually read the article, or the summary, and they talk about whatever they want. it's slashdot, dontcha know

Slashdot just isn't a great place for discussing bitcoin in anything but the most general terms. Looking through the comments about 5 hours later and there are still people that have first principle discussions about fiat currency, dated comparisons with a physical bank, and the most informative post has been an AC so far.

Comment Still missing obligatory comments (Score 1) 102

It's a Bitcoin article on Slashdot, but as of yet nobody has complained that this is some sort of guerilla BUY BTC marketing. Also the only reference so far to Chinese miners tripped over itself in a clumsy "wild west/colonizing mars" analogy.

will check in a few hours later to see if the predictable /. comments surface. Hope i'm not forced to read at (-1) to find them though.

Comment Re:Too Late? (Score 2) 54

seedbox providers have more-or-less standardized on rTorrent/ruTorrent (RIP Torrentflux). What is going to make the next version of uTorrent preferable to what's already there?

I guess this product's not for you, and the <<1% of torrenters that are in the market for seedboxes.

for the vast majority of torrent users, they're going to continue to use utorrent on their desktop at home, and they're going to find their torrent client by googling it, and continue to torrent on public sites. Don't need to thumb your nose at those users either, because it's the huge, cheap, local hard drives in all those home computers with crappy connections, running shitty utorrent that comprise the long tail catalogue of filez on both public and private sites.

Comment Re:I see what's coming. (Score 1) 101

Lawnchair larry did his most notable work in California. this judge presides over a Canadian Court under Candian Law and has to rule on Canadian jurisprudence, and not American folklore.

Hence the statement it's 'unprecedented", as in there has likely been no comparable case before a Canadian court.

Comment Re:Bios settings (Score 1) 140

for OSX you can remove IO80211Family.kext from /System/Library/Extensions to stop the wifi drivers from loading.

However, Typically i'd just go into system preferences and remove the wifi interface from the network settings. OSX will make no attempt to land there if it doesn't have a network interface.

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