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Well, I decided to reboot ... 5.5 minutes pre-shutdown install (after OK to reboot given) 0.5 minutes reboot 6.5 minutes reboot install\\ ~= 12 minutes lost Weird thing -- the reboot install was displaying a blank screen with a minute remaining dialog -- then the sound from a YT video [that had been played in Safari] started playing -- then a few moments later the blank screen/dialog disappeared and was replaced with things just the way I left them -- lots of Safari...
Ya' know ... I wish that Apple would drop [anticipated] new releases in the early AM or on weekends/holidays (these drops were due yesterday). That way avid developers would get faster downloads because they would not be fighting all the business daytime traffic and the teeny boppers posting to FB et all. Also, many like myself have things they must do during the business day (or when the market is open ...) -- so they cannot perform a lengthy install/reboot/install...
Every release is better than the next! I haven't completed the OS X install yet -- not convenient to reboot * at this time. I just installed XCode6 beta 7 and it looks good so far ... * In the way way back, I remember a Steve preso where he said that you'd be able to install Mac OS X upgrades with no reboot required ... ... maybe I'm just holding it wrong
SOT New Yosemite and Xcode6 has dropped.
I would think that apartment dwellers could benefit from HomeKit thermostat/HVAC control to reduce the cost of gas and electric utilities.
Then, there’s the story about the woodsman who made a living by walking through the forest cutting boughs off of trees.  Though he was thorough, the work made his hands rough and the sawdust gave him a cough … so he considered a career change.  After a drought, he bought a plough with the dough he’d made as a woodsman.
LOLIt's not what you said -- it's the way you said it!
SOT. I'm sittin' here kinda' usin' up time (and space). I was kinda' hopin' for a new developer software drop from Apple ... Weird thing, tho ... I don't really want a newer iOS 8 or Yosemite ... I want Xcode beta 7! I've become a Swift junkie and am having some problems with Swift Storyboards Bindings that I think are bugs -- and I suspect that these will be fixed in a new drop. C'mon Apple -- you can do it! And the Dload will go a lot faster on a holiday ...
I think subsidy may be the key. Say the major cc providers and Apple offer an iPad with a card reader for $200 (or less) per terminal -- to replace existing terminals. These can be self-contained and/or connected to the store/cc provider back end.There would be 5 (actually 6) ways of operation in descending order of preference/convenience/security:encrypted, perishable, one-shot token exchange with TouchID deviceencrypted, cc data exchange with an TouchID...
LOL!Reminds me of when I worked for IBM in Las Vegas ...We had this customer, Mac, who was a brilliant, crazy man -- but we were installing (a 6-12 month process) a new IBM 360 in his DP department. Since this was one of the biggest and most visible accounts in town, every IBM executive who came to town wanted to visit the installation. (Aside: it was very difficult to convince an IBM luminary to come to town ... yeah, right!).Anyway the IBM salesman had scheduled a...
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