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Social sciences student and journalist by trade - geek by inclination.


May
2
revised How does Windows know whether it has internet access or if a Wi-Fi connection requires in-browser authentication?
Clarification: NCSI checks whether the DNS query returns an expected IP address
May
2
answered How does Windows know whether it has internet access or if a Wi-Fi connection requires in-browser authentication?
Apr
30
answered Exchanging a brand new laptop because of a dead pixel, is there any way to re-validate my Microsoft Office product key?
Apr
30
comment Why do Chrome make another get request when asking for source of a webpage
You can comment with 1 reputation?
Apr
29
comment Problem accessing shared folder on same PC
How come that every time somebody begins a sentence with "[Commercial security solution with personal firewall" it ends with something outrageously stupid?
Apr
26
comment recovering firefox sync key
Since you've been using sync in the first place - do you have another machine synced up with your account?
Apr
15
awarded  Critic
Apr
14
comment Mac won't join windows workgroup
That's one hell of a comprehensive answer! +1 from me.
Apr
14
comment Why won't ubuntu install Firefox 4?
Did it update the package sources? Try running the console commands bitslave posted.
Apr
14
comment Why won't ubuntu install Firefox 4?
That's the short version, of course. :)
Apr
14
answered Why won't ubuntu install Firefox 4?
Apr
10
answered network adapter driver problem in Windows 7
Apr
3
awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
31
comment Windows 7 Professional with Workgroup: easiest way to create public shared folder(s)
That can happen when there's an account on your computer with the same name as your coworker is using, but a different password. Unfortunately, this cannot be resolved.
Mar
31
answered How to backup and restore my bookmarks in firefox?
Mar
13
comment Unable to create system partition or locate existing system partition during Windows-7 installation
Does it work if you try to format the partition first (in the same menu)?
Feb
15
comment Tracking down laptops Google has never heard of
I think you are correct. Entering the numbers provided by the OP in Lenovo's product search (www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/…) returns exactly those products.
Feb
14
answered Is there a built-in checksum utility on Windows 7?
Feb
8
comment Add programs to Windows 7 Start Menu search
It's alright :) BTW I did try it before I posted the answer, so I knew it worked.
Feb
8
comment Add programs to Windows 7 Start Menu search
I disagree. It takes five, maybe ten seconds and it's hardly "messing".