4,789 reputation
32150
bio website tyson.me
location Oakville, Canada
age 20
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen 2 days ago

Formerly known as thepurplepixel.

I'm most active on SuperUser, but do venture around to other StackExchange sites from time to time. I always love helping people out, and I hope my answers and questions adhere to the highest standards of the StackExchange network.

If you need to contact me, feel free to email tyson (@) tyson.me. Cheers!

I reserve the right to make a snide comment once in a while. Everybody has bad days. Sorry!


Nov
6
comment Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter
@BrianTheLion Yep, there certainly is. See my answer.
Feb
1
comment Daisy-chainable DisplayPort Monitors
I only have one response: YAY!
Jan
6
comment Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter
Thunderbolt != DisplayPort, unfortunately.
May
1
comment Force cleartype fonts in Google Chrome
Actually, Chrome now respects the system setting. See bug 96393.
Feb
16
comment MacBook Pro not entering Safe Sleep
That's not even related to the problem.
Dec
27
comment fsck an ntfs drive in Linux
@ZayneSHalsall In Debian, it happens to be a symlink to ntfsfix which is in ntfsprogs. I guarantee you that you will be able to run ntfsfix if ntfsprogs installed properly.
Oct
16
comment Is securing Wifi with MAC Filter enough?
I think the real question isn't "is there any benefit to actually having a password on the wireless?", but rather "is there any benefit to having MAC address filtering on the wireless?".
Sep
16
comment Looking for a real DisplayPort hub/splitter
Great! Thanks so much. I eagerly await your reply. :)
Jul
26
comment Direct transfer of a file between two computers on the Internet
@Benoit Skype always uses direct connections; even the database of Skype users is distributed. The benefit to Skype is its end-to-end encryption; Skype can't see the data you're transmitting. (+1 btw)
Jul
26
comment What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?
@endolith In a perfect world, b wouldn't be ambiguous, and kb/s looks nicer than kbit/s (and is technically correct).
Jul
20
comment How far will you get with an 'rm -rf /' command?
I tried rm -f /bin/rm once. Unfortunately, it worked, and I spent the next hour getting the right version of rm back from GNU coreutils.
Jul
8
comment Bridge mode on router secure?
Per the FAQ, please don't sign your posts. Your user card (a way of identifying you) is added to each of your posts in the bottom-right corner. Thanks!
Jul
6
comment Middle click in Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro
@Moab MAC = Media Access Control, Mac = Macintosh Computer (I know I'm anal about it, but it really irks me).
Jul
5
comment Middle click in Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro
Somebody's awfully negative! Also, is this a Unibody, or does it have a physical click button?
Jul
3
comment Leaving your WiFi public?
@mkoistinen I know; it's not an answer to the question, that's why it's a comment. There's no need to freak out. All I am trying to point out is that, regardless of whether the AP is open or secured, it's best to use SSL/TLS wherever possible. That's why I left the note in parentheses at the end of my comment; I agree with your answer. :)
Jul
2
comment Leaving your WiFi public?
Just a side note: Yes, it's trivial to hijack somebody's Facebook account if you're on the same LAN, but only if you're not using SSL. Facebook.com -> Account Settings -> Account Security -> Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible. That is the key to not having your Facebook account hijacked, regardless of whether or not you are on an open access point. (Otherwise, I totally agree with your answer!).
Jul
1
comment Is a static IP required for a Cisco 7000 series VoIP phone?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic. I wish that questions about VoIP phones were on-topic here (as I've got a bunch), but they're not. You can see my question and the answers over on meta asking if there's a place for these questions. Hopefully, there will be a place for these questions soon.
Jun
27
comment RAID with pen-drives, it is possible?
+1 for "RAID ≠ backup."
Jun
4
comment Small, Empty Partition
@Maxpm I'd say so. Besides, you've got tons of other space; no need to cause potential problems. (Also worth noting is that the recovery image in the second partition is most likely useless without the first partition).
May
30
comment My Macbook Pro doesn't boot up
It's always better to know for sure than to "kind of know". I'd check the hard drive for bad sectors, but it seems like the SATA controller may be broken (if it's not the hard drive).