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I'm an entrepreneur and computer engineering student at the University of Ottawa.

My interests include natural language processing, artificial intelligence, low-level operating system design, web development and design, board games, horror movies.

Feel free to contact me about anything, I love chatting about tech stuff. You can find my email, along with the occasional tech post, on my blog (generously hosted by Github).

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Apr
10
comment software able to read the hardware and install drivers
which version of windows are you running?
Apr
10
comment software able to read the hardware and install drivers
My bad, forgot about the ISO part. Did you mean this: forum.egypt.com/enforum/software-programs-f194/…
Apr
10
answered Facebook Connect only timeouts on Ubuntu
Apr
10
answered software able to read the hardware and install drivers
Apr
10
answered Gmail Notifier using 287Mb of RAM
Apr
10
accepted Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?
Apr
9
revised Can some one explain what a video file format is?
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Apr
9
comment Explorer: Remove Top Banner/Navigation
I don't think you can actually do this. Removing that banner would remove key functionalities of Explorer. So I doubt theres a way to remove it.
Apr
9
answered Can some one explain what a video file format is?
Apr
8
awarded  Quorum
Apr
8
comment My power supply/motherboard nightmare
The crashes happen very suddenly. So running motherboard up, I might be waiting for days or weeks for a crash. I can go a couple days or hours without a crash and everything works perfectly. Also, I plan on taking everything apart this weekend (need the computer for some last minute assignments -- finals are soon).
Apr
7
comment My power supply/motherboard nightmare
Alright, I plan on taking it completely apart and cleaning everything. When I set things back in, I'll inspect everything. Is there a way to check for shorts (ie multimeter)?
Apr
7
comment My power supply/motherboard nightmare
I remember doing exactly that once my HDD blew. I looked at the motherboard extensively and couldn't see any burns (despite the mobo being brown itself). Also, the output of my 'sensors' command says that all my rails are performing at the right voltage. I've remounted the computer a couple times and have done well to my knowledge, so I think I'm okay there. This is really confusing :/
Apr
7
asked My power supply/motherboard nightmare
Apr
7
revised Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?
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Apr
7
comment Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?
For some reason whenever I use iwpriv, it says wlan0 no private ioctls
Apr
7
revised Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?
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Apr
7
comment All my terminal applications ask me to go to the specific path (ie. /usr/sbin/iwconfig)
thanks for the help
Apr
7
accepted All my terminal applications ask me to go to the specific path (ie. /usr/sbin/iwconfig)
Apr
7
comment All my terminal applications ask me to go to the specific path (ie. /usr/sbin/iwconfig)
/home/max/bin /usr/local/bin /usr/bin /usr/bin/X11 /bin /usr/X11R6/bin /usr/games usr/lib/mit/bin seems like alot? should this contain /sbin and /usr/sbin? how would I do that (do I export all of those paths at once?) thanks