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I am currently employed as an apprentice mechanical engineer. I frequently code in my spare time and have been deeply involved in computing for as long as I can remember (my earliest memories are navigating my full 4 GB hard drive on Windows 95 and thinking, what is all this junk occupying C:\windows\ and taking up room for all my games? Delete!).

I'd like to share my tips and tricks and anything else I've picked up over the years with the StackExchange community, so I look forward to helping!


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answered What information does an IP address provide
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answered mount on busybox: invalid argument when trying to mount smb share
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comment Make a network computer accessible to Windows by a domain name without DNS?
@Bolli Thanks a lot for this, it's worth investigating. I had thought that NetBIOS was dead after realisation of how insecure it is.
May
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comment Make a network computer accessible to Windows by a domain name without DNS?
@Bolli Can you elaborate on what you mean by a 'custom network'? It is likely I'll be dealing with on-site technicians who aren't fully aware with how their network has been setup. We're talking about Junior and Infant schools in the UK here, where the necessary tech know-how on managing a domain has been abstracted through something like RM tools, or an off-site engineer looks after complicated aspects (anything beyond adding new user accounts and machines).
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asked Make a network computer accessible to Windows by a domain name without DNS?
Mar
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answered Windows XP screensaver lock tells me incorrect password
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asked How do you reverse the sign of a range of numbers in Excel?
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answered How do you reverse the sign of a range of numbers in Excel?
Feb
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comment Is MAC compulsary for a NIC?
Wow, I wish my school dared teach us anything so interesting in Computing.
Feb
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comment Is MAC compulsary for a NIC?
It's a requirement for Ethernet, so pretty much yes. I doubt you will be able to get your NIC to function without one set.
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Is hijacking of Facebook sessions possible when having physical access to a computer?
Generally speaking anything that can be done remotely can be done even more easily with local/physical access. If someone can sneak in and modify your system, they could equally just install a keylogger which would be far more convenient for getting access to your Facebook.
Jan
23
comment Difference between ddr3 ram pc3-10600S vs pc3-10600
Maybe the S refers to Stock.
Jan
23
comment How to Enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 client
Are you quite sure you want de-duplication? It is not particularly effective in the vast majority of applications and I venture to suggest especially in the case where someone wants to use it on a Windows platform.
Jan
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comment Commuting with a laptop that is powered on
I had a Dell E6410 which I kid you not loved turning itself on from OFF in my bag. It came out scalding hot. I no longer pack and carry it around as I did back then so I don't know if the problem persists but years on it's fine. I'd suggest laptops are less susceptible to overheating than we think, even if it feels concerning to find it hot to the touch.
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comment What will happen if a bridge got a wrong mac record?
Wouldn't it "pro-actively send frames" when it does DHCP discovery at connection to S3?