Author Archives: James Briggs

PSA: Running Mac OS X csrutil Without a Recovery OS Partition

This blog post contains my notes for advanced users (Mac OS software developers and IT staff), not end-users. Starting with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11), some low-level system operations, like setting the NVRAM, are restricted by default by System … Continue reading

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Cheap Macbook Pro Replacement Notebooks

Dropped your Macbook Pro, etc. and need a cheap replacement? Don’t want to spend $3,000 on a new one? Replacing the display screen at the Apple Store or a 3rd party repair service is in the $600 – $800 range, … Continue reading

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Protected: Instrumental Music Market Analysis

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Happy July 4th!

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Wake Vortex Reduction Trials Go Live at Vienna Airport

Very interesting trial of ground-based plates to reduce wingtip vortices near Vienna airport. If this works, airports can reduce in-trail distance, allowing more landings and takeoffs per hour. The A380 has such a major vortex problem that airport passenger capacity … Continue reading

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