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Professional: 16+ years C++/C#/HTML/ASP.NET/SQL

Personal: 1 wife, 3 kids


Mar
7
comment Adding eSATA and USB 3.0 to my laptop - How much will this increase my laptop speed?
This really depends on a number of factors regarding your existing system, the new SSD/HDD, your usage patterns, etc. It's not possible to give a concrete "Your system will be X % faster".
Mar
6
comment What does the errorFORBIDDEN popup mean on a https server while sending an ajax post to the server?
Is the user using some kind of rewriting proxy or other tool (GreaseMonkey or similar) that would insert something like this? Or some kind of flawed cross-site scripting detection?
Mar
5
comment How safe is port forwarding in general?
And it's important to also keep in mind, this is only a potential exploit. It doesn't mean that your machine is actually vulnerable to anything, just by enabling port forwarding. The specific context - what application is servicing that port - matters.
Mar
5
comment How safe is port forwarding in general?
If the application is exploitable and runs in the context of a high-access user, possibly. However, this level of exploit is relatively rare and is usually patched quickly. In this context, you wouldn't normally run D2 as an administrator, which reduces the potential attack surface.
Mar
5
comment How safe is port forwarding in general?
I would add - forwarding a port to an internal computer doesn't expose a "folder" (as one of the other answers/comments suggested) but exposes whatever process is configured to listen on that port. If that process is properly configured and implemented, it shouldn't expose anything beyond its own public "interface" (services, etc.) but it is possible that specific applications are vulnerable to attack vectors such as buffer overruns. A vulnerable application may be exploited to provide access to far more than its own folder - anything within the security context of the user it runs as.
Feb
25
comment How to schedule a task to be run in the morning but only once a day?
To clarify, you need one to run on startup and the other to run 30 minutes later, regardless of when startup occurs? (I.e. if you rebooted at some point during the day, you'd need the same thing to happen?)
Feb
19
comment What does it mean if a “Unknown Device Installed” message appears?
You could try looking in Device Manager (Control Panel, or right-click on "Computer" and hit "Manage").
Feb
11
awarded  Custodian
Feb
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Application bandwidth monitor
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
1
answered Why does Outlook 2007 lose connection to Exchange when Windows 7 64-bit turns off display?
Jul
1
comment Why does Outlook 2007 lose connection to Exchange when Windows 7 64-bit turns off display?
How are you connected to the network? (Wired/wireless)
Jun
30
comment Suggestions on keeping laptop cool
+1 I love love love Notebook Hardware Control. I use it on a Toshiba tablet PC that's in a tablet case, which means that it has a harder time cooling. I also have it set to alert me when the temperature reaches certain ranges.
Jun
24
comment Computer resets when put under load
300W is pretty low for a modern PC, particularly if the PSU is having other problems.
Jun
24
revised In MS Word, how do I un-indent a bullet?
added 126 characters in body
Jun
24
answered In MS Word, how do I un-indent a bullet?
Jun
10
comment Is it recommend to use Windows XP System Restore?
Yeah, it's saved my butt from a bad driver more than once. :)