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  • Coronavirus forces 'Plague Inc' game off the China App Store

    Does anyone honestly think that the young doctor whistleblower really died from his coronovirus, or is that just the party line?  Pretty much all deaths have been the vulnerable: elderly and those with existing or immune-compromising conditions.  He was 34; otherwise fit; and would've had access to the best medical care available.

    He was clearly murdered/assassinated because of his potential to reveal critical flaws in the government's early response, and his ability to undermine the party.  Because that's what fascist governments do.  His last message was a call for greater openness.  Sadly, that might've been the nail in his coffin; but he's since become a martyr of sorts.  One can only hope the Chinese people can see and remember facts like this.
  • Tips: Five different ways how to find your hidden files on macOS

    The Find command in Terminal is very powerful and well worth reading up on.  Power users will get everything they need done with some deft use of Find and Ls.

    For example, if I want to find and list all files on the local drive that match a non-case sensitive string of letters somewhere in its name I use:

    sudo find -x / -iname “*thestring*” -print

    This searches the *entire* local drive, even within the /System and /Library  directories where you typically don’t or shouldn’t need to make changes, but is sometimes useful to locate things.  In this case sudo suppresses a few warnings from the output and isn’t necessary if you only want to search your home folder “~”.

    If you want to save the find results to a text file saved on the Desktop for example, simply add an stdout to the end after -print as follows:

    sudo find -x / -iname “*thestring*” -print > ~/Desktop/SearchResults.txt

    If you’re sure of the name in full you could remove the wildcard characters, and if you’re sure of its case sensitivity use -name instead of -iname.

    For example, if I want to find and delete every .DS_Store file from my home directory I use the following:

    find ~ -name “.DS_Store” -delete

    You can obviously do much much more, and I’ve never needed anything other than trusty old Terminal.
  • Development of Apple's first Australian flagship store hamstrung by heritage protection or...

    payeco said:
    Is this going to be the Irish data center debacle all over again? Say fuck it and build the flagship in Sydney.
    Contrary to the mistaken headline, Sydney has long had a flagship store.  This is not the first.  Also, it's "Federation Square" not "Federal Square".