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About LibertyCourier

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  1. Alright, here's an odd one: I have a USB device for reading Playstation 1 and 2 memory cards. The system recognizes the hardware up to a point, but will not mount the cards. Vendor-Specific Device: Product ID: 0x02ea Vendor ID: 0x054c (Sony Corporation) Version: 0.01 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Location ID: 0x1a120000 / 9 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): Unknown (Device has not been configured) I had success previously using a PPC G4 system (but that system is now dead). I'd like to get it working and hope it's not a huge issue to do so. Suggestions?
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    Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

    I think they've become paranoid at this point if they're willing to go to such lengths as to delete content under the mere suspicion that it could be related to another hack community. I was aware of the existence of OSX86.net because it came up on searches when trying to find kext/driver solutions for the odd bit of hardware in my possession, but the only account I had with a hack community at the time was at the Tonymacx86 site as I was very new to the scene. I expect they are reading. The only good thing that could be said about Tonymacx86 is that they made it easy for first-timers to orient themselves and set up systems. With fewer variables at play it's easier to walk people through setup. They also promote purchasing the OS so that Apple is attributed financially for their product, even if it isn't used as intended by Apple. And the list of good things ends there for me. I do not accept the notion of those who believe it is acceptable to install OSX on non-Apple branded hardware but that doing so for a monetary gain makes it wrong. Apple lawyers or executives might apply different shades of disapproval to one over the other, but they may come down negatively on any of this. Though it's nice to know that Woz approves. Whether you're in it for the value of the open source community or the creation of value in the exchange of ideas and labor for money, good on all of you for pursuing your interests. You are all exchanging value, and should be free to do so! If however any of you seek to control the behavior of others by using violence or deception to get your way, there is no moral ground whatsoever in considering such views. Justifying the violation of a license on the premise that you see no direct fiscal gain from the activity in order to moderate against a more litigious Apple is silly. If that's the train of logic people want to use, why not abandon OSX and go straight to linux?? I'm a graphic designer, not a coder or sysadmin, but I still put in the effort to try and learn. I've seen the arguments about how making it easy to set up a Hackintosh is a bad thing, and I cannot agree. Suggesting it is a bad thing because it doesn't promote learning isn't always true for everyone and it assumes a lot. Not everybody has time for or necessarily the interest to know every detail in what is required to make OSX work on a non-Apple branded hardware set, and there's nothing wrong with that. I will not disown my grandmother for desiring an affordable and functional OSX system without having the time or interest to learn how it fully works. In any case this isn't even a valid or primary (IMO) criticism against the Tonymacx86 site as it projects anything made 'easy' as ignorant and harmful when Tonymacx86 is a terrible site for much more important reasons. To the contrary, I don't expect anyone to tolerate impatient newb mentality and it's individual choice on who you help, or what causes you support. Many of us are experts at our respective fields and know the feeling of being surrounded by newbs and when has this never been the case? If the Tonymacx86 bundling and rebranding is altogether such a bad thing, I expect someone will eventually out-compete them and provide a better solution. Hopefully in a more ethical manner rather than worse. Show the newcomers that there are alternatives that can be as easy to set up without all the deception and censorship that goes on at Tonymacx86. In any case the newbs who come looking for sites like this at least show some initiative and shouldn't be shunned, IMO. I don't believe for a moment that people with the means to do this are all snobs only willing to help other technically adept individuals... The suppression of information is not all that dissimilar to withholding the benefits of knowledge to people scorned for being 'ignorant'. It's 2013, time to leave the old paradigm of guilds and privileged classes behind already. Win-win outcomes are possible. I do this to create light in the world, not darkness.
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    Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

    Fresh off the boat here from tonymac island. The trouble all started when I had my posts serially deleted for referencing a brand of SSD that, apparently, is forbidden from mentioning on the site. At that point I had reasonable doubts and refused to use their referrals given what was clearly arbitrary preference. After referencing a certain other hackintosh community page (on osx86.net) with useful information for kext/driver support, all of my posts were then being reviewed before approval. At the time it made no sense. I did a little google searching on censorship at the site and then my eyes were fully open to what was going on. It's obvious to me now that they're trying to control speech and ideas there, suggesting that they may have contracts with the companies whose products they list in their Amazon referrals for added financial gain beyond the obvious. I don't really have any personal objection to referrals for money or even doing reviews for money because I'm still going to do some level of research and cross checking anyways with what others are saying, but to manipulate and delete posts and accounts that go against their interests while keeping the ones that benefit them is backhanded and disgusting behavior. They are misinforming and abusing newcomers. I was oblivious to the forum/community war they were waging and ended up a casualty of their prejudicial action. Ultimately it is their site, however the secretive nature in which they delete comments without warning or profile users and screen their posts before approval; the combined lack of disclosure and hostile cynical action towards honest content creation is inexcusable. If any of the people who run that forum are listening, what you've done is unethical and you should be ashamed of yourselves.
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    Introduce yourself.

    Hello everyone! Recently I decided to build my first computer. Naturally it had to be a Hackintosh, to replace my retired G4 tower. I'm looking forward to improving upon it and making my next build even better (for my brother!). It was a huge learning curve for me as I don't dabble very much in compiling things from terminal and the like but I'm very much willing to learn and contribute! I am from the US. I'm an old dog of a graphic designer with a pedigree in pixel art, always willing to lend a hand or help you get better! Love the community here!