Kopernicus, there are a number of Mac-compatible DVD drives on Amazon for less than $30. Has your friend agreed that she would rather have an ISO-image than watch the actual DVD?
The ISO image may have the advantage of (a) not carrying around a drive, and (b) not imposing shorter battery life to power the drive. Both can be an advantage when traveling.Kopernicus, there are a number of Mac-compatible DVD drives on Amazon for less than $30. Has your friend agreed that she would rather have an ISO-image than watch the actual DVD?
I rip DVDs to my Mac Mini in the lounge room using MacTheRipper. To make the rip a tad more easy to manage, I add the ".dvdmedia" extension to the movie name folder the rip is saved as. That way, the less tech-savvy in the house just have to double-click MovieToWatch.dvdmedia, and DVD Player pops into life.... I want to preserve the DVD structure.
What version of MacTheRipper do you use, and what OS? I’ve kept a version (2.6.something?) on a Snow Leopard drive for the occasional rip. I recall there being a version 3 but never jumped through the hoops necessary to get it.I rip DVDs to my Mac Mini in the lounge room using MacTheRipper. To make the rip a tad more easy to manage, I add the ".dvdmedia" extension to the movie name folder the rip is saved as. That way, the less tech-savvy in the house just have to double-click MovieToWatch.dvdmedia, and DVD Player pops into life.
DVDs are protected by CSS encryption, so even if you were able to make a copy, it would not be usable without removing the CSS protection.I gather from the replies so far there is not a way to do what I want, though I wonder why dd fails.
I totally understand. This is why I have not upgraded every time. So far, I have successfully upgraded to High Sierra. I have lost very little or next to nothing.I have found Drag and Drop increasingly unreliable in general. Most of the time it's almost impossible to pick up the text I have selected and move it to another point in Apple Mail (or other apps). But once in a while it works. When I was working on a new edition of a book in late 2017, trying to use drag and drop on ".doc" files from the previous edition would crash Word 2011, so I had to turn off the Drag and Drop option. (Converting to .docx files also seemed to help.)
We've come full circle.Sadly, the standalone Mac lovers of the past don't fit into this new revenue-prioritized, cloud-based world.
Could there be a stuck key?Now, the computer seems to work except when booting up with an Apple wired extended keyboard connected to a USB port
I don’t think there’s a stick key. It seems to work fine when it’s plugged in after the boot process. I’ve tried the other USB port and it makes no difference but I don’t have another keyboard to try unfortunately.Could there be a stuck key?
I also remember, at some point in the distant past, a firmware update for the wired extended keyboards - maybe yours needs it?
While I'm not sure what else might be going on here, have you tried a different keyboard or USB port just to isolate the issue?
To answer the immediate question, you run updater software, like one of these:How do you update the firmware of a keyboard?
This is just an example of a keyboard that has updateable firmware; it won't help you and your Apple wired extended keyboard.WASD Support said:
Oh, thank you. It never even occurred to me that s keyboard would have firmware that could be updated. Seems that there is no firmware of any sort available for the wired keyboard I have, anyway. At this stage, I don’t know whether the problem is with the keyboard or the Mac, although I suspect the Mac, since the problem started since changing the SSD and updating to Mojave.
Bought a IIcx for $3200. Anyone want it? Free?I saw the news: A new Mac Pro! Woohooh... woo... hoo... $6000 for a base model without a GPU? Did we just transport back to the 80's when a Mac IIfx was $6000, and LaserWriter II was $5000? Am I the only one whose jaw dropped at the price? First it was the iMac Pro (no one I know wants one). And now this... this... I can't like it. It looks like a 50's HiFi with those Ikea feet!
Well, you already got a higher offer... (though I'd consider splitting shipping with you). But, two critical questions: Does it have Thunderbolt 3? An internal SSD? Those are huge factors in its value.Ric would that $900 dollar offer include shipping? Postage for the beast ≈$100.
Great question! I have both the iOS and Mac versions. I hope Ian is okay. For a while I was thinking the update server was having problems on my end. I sent an email to Ian regarding MacTracker. I'll let everyone here know of any response from him.
A big update: I received an email from Ian and it looks promising. Text of Ian's response:Great question! I have both the iOS and Mac versions. I hope Ian is okay. For a while I was thinking the update server was having problems on my end. I sent an email to Ian regarding MacTracker. I'll let everyone here know of any response from him.
Hi Richard, thanks for the note. An update for Mac and iOS releases is under development. The Mac release will be available shortly.
Unfortunately my “real” job has been taking a considerable amount of time lately that has delayed my work on Mactracker.
Here is the explanation from Apple:I got the update notice for Numbers this morning and it said (among other things): "Greatly improved accuracy using the enhanced 128-bit calculation engine".
As I remember my basic science, that is theoretically impossible, unless Apple Numbers has been making errors all along. I hope they mean "precision".
Still, mathematicians were calculating pi to many, many decimal places with just an 8-bit engine, so what does a 128-bit engine really do? And then I remember, even simpler Turing engines could calculate anything.
This actually does improve the accuracy of calculations that did not have a natural expression in base 2 but do in base 10.About the increased accuracy of calculations in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote):
The new calculation engine dramatically improves upon previous versions by using a decimal representation of numbers throughout the calculation.
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