OS X :: Key Hexadecimal / Binary Values Directly Into Memory Bytes?
Jul 3, 2008
A pc person was bashing mac and he was telling me that mac cannot "key hexadecimal or binary values directly into memory bytes". What exactly does this mean? I just finished my second year of college majoring in Computer Information Systems and I have never run across anything like this before. I am not quite sure what the term means and I was hoping somebody could give me some information on it, a google search did not turn up anything. For the record, he has no idea what it means either, he was just repeating something he had read on an anti-mac site.
I am just wondering if it would be possible to run a game off of a USB memory stick. The game is approximately 600mb and very old (fallout 2 for mac), and I have very little computer knowledge. I'm used to PCs, but even then I'm no whiz. I absolutely cant install the game to my hard drive, as my flat-mate, who owns the computer is very touchy about me installing things or using memory.
I use MS Office 2011 (latest install 14.0.1) in my iMac OS X version 10.9.4.I store my documents in my iPod formatted with MS-Dos Fat32 so I can use it both in Windows and Mac.A few times now, I came upon excel and word files with Zero bytes losing a bunch of working hours.The first time it happen after I saved and close an excel document. A couple of day after when I tried to open the document, I realized it was empty. I tied a couple of Office rescue softwares but nothing worked because the file was simply empty!
A second time this happen with a word document. My guess is that has something to do with the file system in the iPod Fat32 (where all my documents are stored) I didn't get any error or so. I saved the documents correctly and closed the programs just to realize that my files are empty. This problem probably happens with other files as well but I only notice the office documents as I put a lot of working hours on this.
Today I bought an external harddrive to make a backup and the first hour went fine, which told me the backup would take 14 hours. Suddenly my Mac frooze so I rebooted and now Time Machine tells me the backup will take 3.5 million days! What shall I do?
I just replaced my damage HD (original HD) to my MBP 2009 unibody. So far, I like the SSD drive, and I use it for my internal storage. I've been read a fews article online, but it seems I don't find the answer. My concern is, How do I reduce TBW on SSD? if I play video (like youtube, Netflix, or Hulu) or play online games, would it be increase my TBW? So far, I set up my download file to my external HD. Whenever I download file, application, or etc, it would go to my external HD. Second question, What can I do to lower the use of SSD? Therefore, my SSD will last long like 3-5 years perhaps. Third question, since Samsung Magician Software can't run on MBP. How do I check my TBW and the health of my SSD?
I am not a newbie to computers so I am aware that temporary files (swap files) are par for the course. I also realize that when dealing with larger files (video, for example) swap files tend to grow larger. But I can't reconcile going from over 200 gb of available space to showing literally 0 bytes available in less than a half an hour. Granted, I am exporting a video from iMovie (about 2 hours) but to loose over 200 gb of available hard drive space to a swap file doesn't seem right. Is this really my swap file or is something else possibily going on here?
I regularly export and save my Safari bookmarks in case I'm ever stuck having to use a different computer.
Now I've just thought - I have several forums where I never have to remember username and password as Safari remembers them for me. It would be very useful to export and back those up too. But, where are they held? My guess is ~/Library/Safari/Form Values. However, when I tried to confirm this by opening in TextEdit, it was in the form of unreadable symbols. Nevertheless, is that the file I need to backup?
Info: PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G4, 1.67GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB HD
I am working on my thesis data where I have to create a lot of different graphs, all of which have cells where there was no sampling done and thus, no data. I would like to display a symbol or indicator in the graph where there is no data rather than it appearing as a zero value. I do not want to go through after creating the graph and importing it into my word doc and place text boxes with symbols where there is no data.
[URL] Seems VLC 0.9.9 is released, but strangely this time around there isn't a universal binary available. I'm still livin' la vida G4 until July. Would be great to get VLC 0.9.9 that works on my Mac, is it likely to happen?
sent me a text document in binary format (the name of the document is "Viewdoc" -- no extension) which opens fine when I'm at work, on a Windows machine, but at home on my Mac it gets opened in Quicktime, but all it will show me is the very first page; I can't get it to scroll down past that. I tried opening it in Word but it just looks like gibberish.
Do Universal Binary applications (Adobe Illustrator CS3) run quicker on Intel than on Power PC if the machines were similary spec'd maybe due to better architecture etc. E.g. a "G5 PPC 2.0Ghz" vs "iMac C2D 2.0ghz". I'm looking for real world application use rather than benchmarks. Wondering if it is better to go second user on a G5 or splash out on a new iMac/MacPro?
So now that SL has been out for a while and 10.6.2 has been released, I'd like to revisit the the base 10 vs. binary issue and see people's opinion of this now. At first I didn't care, but as time went on and I started using various applications that provided information on hard drive space (omnidisksweeper, idisk,etc) I found it rather confusing and aggravating, so much so, I used that script file that was provided here. I also use other OSs that rightly use binary to computer free disk space and when mounting my HFS+ drives, the free space reported is different enough to bug me.
All of my accounting for the past 10 years are in Quick Books 6.0. I have to transfer everything to Quick Books 2009. I backed Quick Books 6.0 onto a jump drive. I have upgraded my old computer with OS 9.2.2 to a imac with OS 10.5.6. When I attempt to transfer the data from my jump drive, I receive the following message: Backup: cannot execute binary file It also says under "kind": unix executable file I called Intuit and they could not help, they said it was a Mac problem. I called Mac, they said it was an Intuit problem.
How do Universal apps, actually compare in performance as compared to Intel binary apps? Yeah, sure, they're "native" speeds, but surely there must be some erformance hit? I mean, it DOES contain two binaries.
I have a iMac DV G3/500 (Special Edition) from summer 2000. Anyway, I am using Mac OS 10.2.8. Recently, my start up disk's memory has gone done from 1.2 GB available free space to 668MB (currently). I haven't saved anything on this disk so I can not understand why this memory has dissappeared. I have also had icons on the start up menu disappear. Could someone please tell me how I can restore the missing memory?
I have a Black MacBook (Early 2008). I think that I still have the factory standard RAM sticks (I bought the Mac used from a friend). I noticed today that I am running on only one gig of RAM even though I have two gigs of memory.
I just bought a early 2009 MAC Pro and it came with 3GB of RAM, I ordered 3 2GB sticks of memory to replace the 3 1GB sticks that I had in there from Kingston. I turned off the unit, I popped the little levers and pulled the memory out of slot 1, 2, 3 and then replaced the memory with the new Kingston in slot 1, 2, 3
One of the sticks in is not working at all and I get the RED LED light no matter what slot I move that chip to. So I am running on 2 of the new Kingston memory chips.
Can I mix the memory and add the 1GB into slot 3 and 4 with slot 1 and 2 full of 2GB chips?
Also how to I run the memory utility again? I went to /system/Library/CoreServices/ and then I see the program Memory Slot Utility.app
How do I run this? I'm used to no spaces and I type ./then program name