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Lead developer for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Right now, I eat, sleep and breathe ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Entity Framework and Knockout.js.


Nov
7
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
So, essentially your contention is that consumer-grade SSDs will always have a longer lifespan that consumer-grade HDDs? Got data to back that up?
Nov
7
comment Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
That may be true, but a comparison of consumer-class SSD with enterprise-class HDD is meaningless. If you don't need enterprise-class hardware, then you could have chosen a consumer-class HDD which would be much cheaper than the consumer-class SSD. No one with a lick of sense is going to swap out their enterprise-class HDD with consumer-class SSD because it costs about the same.
Oct
22
comment Chrome for Windows 8 Blocks Insecure Content with No Option to Allow
The possible dupe is a perfect example of old questions that no longer apply. Theres no shield icon any more and the command line directive has been removed. The third answer there is for Mac OS X, so also not relevant.
Oct
22
asked Chrome for Windows 8 Blocks Insecure Content with No Option to Allow
Sep
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
19
awarded  Critic
Dec
19
comment Tool which finds which process is causing the heavy hard drive activity?
How is this any better than the Task Manager? It does exactly the same thing, only with less information provided.
Nov
26
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
5
awarded  Famous Question
May
20
comment Why does Google Chrome leave running processes behind even after closing the browser?
Thank you. This was driving me nuts and all I could find online were bug reports. Seems no one else in the world is aware that this is actually a "feature" of Chrome.
Sep
9
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
13
awarded  Teacher
Jun
10
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
23
comment Ubuntu 11.04 “Unable to locate package xapian-core”
Well perhaps it's outside the bounds of this question, but the python app I'm dealing with can't locate Xapian still after installing all those packages above (actually had already tried that). Based on the package descriptions, none of those actually contain the Xapian "core", as in the actual meat. They're just helpers or tools required for compiling bindings. I should mention that I also have installed the python-xapian package.
Apr
23
asked Ubuntu 11.04 “Unable to locate package xapian-core”
Jan
18
awarded  Scholar
Jan
18
accepted Cisco IPsec versus L2TP/IPsec
Jan
17
comment Cisco IPsec versus L2TP/IPsec
So basically, if I'm only concerned with IP, IPsec would be more efficient than L2TP/IPsec by virtue of having less overhead and would likely be more compatible overall. Assuming the VPN provider has implemented everything properly, there's no difference in security since that's coming from the IPsec layer which both utilize. Correct?
Jan
17
awarded  Supporter
Jan
15
comment Cisco IPsec versus L2TP/IPsec
Thank you for the detailed response, but I already understood the difference between PPTP and L2TP. My question involves comparison/contrast of Cisco IPsec versus L2TP over IPsec -- unless you're implying that the difference is that Cisco IPsec uses PPTP, but I don't believe this is the case from what I've read.