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My background is in science, specifically biochemistry and microbiology. However one year worth of streaking petri dishes looking for faecal matter is more than enough for anyone!

While I primarily focus on .NET tools and technologies, I have a good deal of experience outside of the Microsoft world. When not developing applications or tinkering with computers, I try to masquerade as a normal human being.

I have the same T-shirt as Marc Gravell, but alas for me, I'm afraid the similarities end there ;-)


Nov
20
awarded  Scholar
Nov
20
accepted Spontaneous reboots of system
Nov
19
comment Spontaneous reboots of system
@SBI I took your suggestion and stripped the system down completely, including removing and cleaning the CPU heat sink (and re-applying thermal paste). I used a pump for blowing up airbeds along with a vacuum cleaner. Isopropyl alcohol removed the old thermal paste. I'm now running at 38 - 42°C across all cores.
Nov
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
11
comment Spontaneous reboots of system
@NathanC I just installed W10 preview because nothing else would install :-/
Nov
11
comment Spontaneous reboots of system
Sorry, they're many and various with no common thread discernable between them. The last OS I tried to install on it was Windows 10 Preview and off the top of my head there was an NTFS error and a IRQ less than or equal to error but nothing that constantly recurred
Nov
11
asked Spontaneous reboots of system
Nov
4
comment Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet
@MosheKatz I'm reminded of the maxim which states problems that go away by themselves often come back by themselves ;-)
Nov
4
revised Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet
Updated firewall bullet point
Nov
4
comment Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet
As part of resetting it I turned it off and checked. Apologies for not explicitly calling that out in the question (I've amended it accordingly)
Nov
3
awarded  Yearling
Nov
3
comment Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet
@AbdullahLeghari Yes, I've already tried this ("Verified that proxy settings weren't influencing the connection"). It opens the standard Internet Settings dialog (which IE uses as well) and there's nothing untoward there.
Oct
31
revised Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1
Fleshed out this post
Oct
31
awarded  Editor
Oct
31
awarded  Student
Oct
31
revised Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet
added 68 characters in body
Oct
31
asked Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet
Oct
31
comment Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1
The second answer in that linked question is what I proposed. I hadn't seen it prior to answering though...
Oct
31
answered Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1
Aug
14
awarded  Revival