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Peter Emery
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Mostly impressed with El Crapitan except that after restarting the MacBook Air following a Time Machine backup the unit was claiming there was no Wi-Fi hardware connected.
So I rebooted from an external Thunderbolt-mounted SSD that has Yosemite on it. No problems evident with that setup, wi-fi is perfectly fine.
I tried restarting with the Option key down and choosing one of the wifi connections that were recognised, then started from the 10.11 installation. After initially showing the wi-fi fan in the menubar, it decided not to play after all.
I've had no such issues with the MacBook Pro.
Now reinstalling El Crapitan from the saved installer download.
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Fun trivia: the 128 GB 11-inch MacBook Air is cheaper than an unlocked 128 GB iPhone 6 or an unlocked 64 GB iPhone 6+.
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Miniturisation costs.

Way too much :)
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Observation from @appleinsider on Twitter re 8 GB iPhone: Apple's 8GB iPhone 5c offers just 3.7GB less storage than Samsung's "16GB" flagship Galaxy S4 http://t.co/OKXFxDilE3
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Whist I am one of the Moderators here, most likely because of my timezone (UTC+10:00) I haven't been very active here. Frankly the Google+ interface irritates me on the various Macs I use.

The situation is no better on the iPhone version. But I'm finding it acceptable on the iPad. I have a couple of Android tablets as well, I'll check with those later to see if they are any better.
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I find G+ overwhelming, quite frankly. 
Regardless of the interface I've used so far.
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I'm Peter Emery, known variously as @pme for standard posts or @ranto for angry or abusive/swearing posts.

I joined ADN on Sept 9th, when the fee was $50 & there were no monthly payments or freemium memberships. 
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Welcome to the group +Peter Emery.
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Here's a few suggestions I offer to new ADN users whenever I feel it necessary: I suggest you follow @adnviews - excellent mini podcasts for new users there or follow via RSS on http://bli.ms/u/adnviews/rss. Tap/click on #new2adn & #new2adntip for hints. And you should visit bupk.es for a rundown on App.Net.

Going to Alpha.app.net will allow users to subscribe to another users unique RSS feed. So if you're on the freemium account & are restricted to following only 40 users, you could view extra users posts in an RSS reader. 
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Great suggestion from Mustang Matt re Fluid app. I have trouble on my 20-inch monitor getting a decent size balance between text for the chatroom & the video itself. When using Fluid to make the Mac&Forth website behave as a stand-alone app, the text/IRC portion of the window is larger than when using a web browser to access the show. 
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Found this in relation to the problem: An incomplete app called Asterisk>> "@haru:* ShootingStar has feature to fave the tweet by one-tap. so some people fave tweets randomly like a game
* With the release of Asterisk, many Japanese Twitter users join App.net including some crazy guys
* We are ashamed of inconsiderate newcomers."
 
Anyone notice the spam problem today on ADN?
With certain accounts posting and starring absolute gibberish?

I actually think it's a good thing because it means more people are finding out about ADN.
It's also as good a time as any to start addressing potential spam issues, which is going to plague any social network.

What do y'al think?
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I muted several Japanese users during that initial flood.
I'm surprised such a thing hasn't happened on Twitter in all my years of use, actually.
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Photo Show trial on YouTube channel was successful.

It was supposed to be the latest Photo Show but Doctor Who announcement was at the same time.

The revised start time of Tuesday at 7 pm is on the updated BTN Calendar. 
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In the head office at ADN GHQ they have a dot matrix printer hooked up to the server.

Any post to ADN that contains the hashtag #adnprinter will be printed. 
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I expecting delivery of a 64 GB iPod Touch in the next few days. FaceTime Audio would be absolutely brilliant on that device.
 
I'm pretty sure the Telcos will not allow FaceTime Audio to be used on their networks. However, having an instantly available VoIP baked right into OS could prove more advantageous than the video version. I'd still much rather take an audio only call over a video one. 
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Semi-retired ex-communications technician
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I used to work for Telstra as a communications technician before taking redundancy in July 2010.

My time is now taken up with the Men's Shed movement and AUSOM, Australia's largest Macintosh User Group.
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Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
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Warragul, Victoria, Australia - Jindivick, Victoria, Australia - Ballarat, Victoria, Australia - Officer, Victoria, Australia - Clayton, Victoria, Australia - Endeavour Hills, Victoria, Australia - Moe, Victoria, Australia
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