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A SQL Server DBA that dabbles in Python, Linux, and math. On the rare occassions I have time, I play Go.


Nov
30
comment What's the difference between “Flash Drive” and “Flash Memory”?
Technically, a USB Flash Drive contains flash memory, but a lot of people who aren't obsessed with grammar use them interchangeably.
Nov
28
comment How can I test my virus scanner?
VmWare player would probably work well for this and it is free for personal use, same with VirtualBox (though after trying both, I prefer VmWare). WmWare Workstation is more expensive, but well worth it for a developer.
Nov
28
answered what's the correct way to crop art when saving for web in Adobe Illustrator?
Nov
28
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Nov
28
revised Is it safe to run a LiveCD if the host operating system is infected?
fixed typos
Nov
23
comment Is an EULA enforceable?
Great answer, though I'll add that generally they will at least be treated as contracts of adhesion. While contracts of adhesion are generally enforceable, it is much easier to challenge at least limited clauses as being unconscionable. (IANAL)
Nov
22
comment Is it safe to run a LiveCD if the host operating system is infected?
The short answer is that if you got the liveCD image from a reputable source and jus burned the ISO image onto a write-once CD-R, you can be fairly confident it is not infected.
Nov
22
answered Is it safe to run a LiveCD if the host operating system is infected?
Nov
21
comment Multi-Session handling web-browsers?
I ran into something similar a while ago, and I generally use FireFox for almost all of my browsing, but I keep Chrome around when I need to log in with multiple accounts at the same time.
Nov
21
comment Where is DOS command prompt in Windows 7
To add on, remember that Windows 7 comes with Powershell, and that is (depending on your task) often a superior replacement to cmd. Also, with cmd you can use /k to carry out a command first. So, for example, you could make a shortcut with a target of C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K cd c:\Python27
Nov
18
comment Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer
Heh. Ethically, I think it is a somewhat complex question. I think ripping DVD's ought to be legal. But I also think that people ought to obey the law (except in cases where obeying the law is patently unethical, but that is fortunately a fairly rare issue in the US compared to say Nazi Germany). My goal is to find options that are entirely legal.
Nov
18
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Nov
18
comment Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer
@iglvzx We occassionally use DVD's now, but that is much less convenient (Small DVD collection of mostly kids shows is downstairs with the only TV) and while my son handles them quite well, my daughter is much younger than him and has a tendency of using them like frisbees.
Nov
18
comment Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer
@WilliamHilsum My primary reasons for not networking are physical rather than control. My router is downstairs and their computer is upstairs, so physical is out. I could use wifi, but that computer is older and doesn't have wifi built in. I could add that of course but I'm reluctant to spend money doing that for a computer that has no reason to get on the network other than accessing silly DRM servers..
Nov
18
asked Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer
Nov
18
comment Sharing files between multiple computers?
Dropbox will support virtually any amount of data you care to give it, so long as you are willing to pay enough. Though, a plan that big is probably far outside the budget for a school yearbook and probably overkill.
Nov
18
comment Is overclocking legal?
Great answer. To expand, some motherboards and processors mostly targeting the "Enthusiast" crowd do make it relatively easily, but most don't because such tools can be dangerous in the hands of people that don't know what they are doing exactly as you say.
Nov
16
comment What computer components are currently vulnerable to magnets?
@Shawn The normal magnets you will find around an average house will not do much to modern electronics for reasonable exposure levels (there is an exception for particularly senstive things like floppy disks, and CRTs). So, an average consumer does not need to worry about it. For your not so average consumer, Wikipedia has a good write up at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_shielding
Nov
16
comment What computer components are currently vulnerable to magnets?
@JohnSonmez I am not sure I would call Yahoo! Answers authoritative. With that said, it is a useful link, +1.
Nov
16
comment What computer components are currently vulnerable to magnets?
It is about the strength, duration of exposure, and relative motion of the magnet with the harddrive. Weak magnets will generally not do anything, relative strong magnets for a short time won't do much. A strong magnet, for a longer period of time, especially if it is in motion relative to the electronics will corrupt the data (and a really strong magnet in motion for a long period of time can fry just about any unshielded electronics.) (Edit for clairty: By strong I mean far stronger than most people have lying around. Even old harddrives are more reiliant than most people think.)