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I'm a student of Electrical and Computer Engineering at GVSU, with minors in Math and Computer Science

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Dec
20
answered Why is chrome slashing my HTTPS?
Dec
13
revised Check if audio file contains DRM
Added answer from question into answer
Dec
13
revised Check if audio file contains DRM
Moving answer out of question into answer.
Dec
13
suggested approved edit on Check if audio file contains DRM
Dec
13
suggested approved edit on Check if audio file contains DRM
Dec
13
answered Not getting updated vdi file size from Windows with VirtualBox
Nov
22
comment How do I disable USB ports while running from a USB stick?
What are you actually trying to do here? You say for security reasons, but having a USB stick already plugged in isn't exactly secure. Do you want to disable multiple volumes on the boot drive? Internal USB devices like a webcam, USB keyboards and mice, SATA/eSATA/IDE hard drive interfaces, Ethernet/wireless interfaces, PCI/PCIe USB cards, Serial IO, Printer ports, etc. etc. etc.? I fear that you're going about this in the wrong way.
Oct
31
revised Mac OS X can't boot after renaming “/usr” system folder
Added clarification. Thanks!
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
28
comment How to monitor internet traffic on a Linksys E3000 router
In general, if your question asks "Is there something that I can install" then it's OT for Stack Overflow. If you wanted to write some code that would do this task, then you'd be in the right place, but that sentence makes it sound like you don't want that. I've flagged this for migration to Super User, where questions like this are on-topic.
Oct
25
revised Mean Time to Failure (MTTF): When disk manufacturers post this, how should you interpret their numbers?
Added tags, copied question from title to body, minor grammar fixes
Oct
25
suggested approved edit on Mean Time to Failure (MTTF): When disk manufacturers post this, how should you interpret their numbers?
Oct
25
comment Mean Time to Failure (MTTF): When disk manufacturers post this, how should you interpret their numbers?
-1: Statistical analysis is used to determine MTBF numbers, and it's known to a certain statistic - they're not just using "various tricks". You'll need some significant sources to back up your assertions that enterprise drives are just higher numbers, that HDD manufacturers have their drives fail after warranty is over, and that Seagate implements any kind of 'programmed death' in their drives.
Oct
25
answered Windows CE how to install to a Thin Client?
Aug
18
awarded  Organizer
Aug
18
revised DC-DC Mini-ITX Power Supply for Core-i7 or Athlon II X4
Updated tags, removed "This may be off topic" (it's on the right site now), and minor formatting change.
Aug
18
suggested approved edit on DC-DC Mini-ITX Power Supply for Core-i7 or Athlon II X4
Aug
9
comment Fill sparse rows in Excel
Related: superuser.com/questions/151057/…
Jun
29
comment How to recycle/reuse/continue Time Machine for a new Mac?
I have tried it on 10.6, and it works.
May
17
comment The Flight I am taking has USB ports for power… how can I use it to charge my laptop?
Since RedGrittyBrick pointed out so quickly that power requirements make this impossible (though you don't really need that much power), this question is probably over-and-done, but I want to clarify: Finding a transformer is not a good question for Electronics. We'd welcome questions about the design of a DC-DC converter, but we're just as adamant (if not more adamant) about prohibiting bad shopping questions as Superuser.