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MCSA(W2k3) A+, Net+, Security+. Most of the servers at work they don't like us fiddling with, for good reason, so I run a few servers and VMs at home to play around with.

I'm actually an Electronics Technician by training in the Navy, making the little bits inside the wires go where they're supposed to, but this last command has me working IT. They paid for my certifications so I can't complain. I've got about 3 years "professional" experience working in an enterprise network, started as a sysadmin, moved on to network admin/security. It's not much but I'm always learning more.


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comment Can I use a power adapter with more current but lower voltage on another laptop?
TL;DR: you need as much or more amperage as your device specifies. You need matching voltage, within a given margin. If your voltage is off, Bad Things <tm> happen.
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revised Sum up totals if name is Persons Name
Clarified last paragraph
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comment What is the difference between Aperture and Adobe Lightroom?
So full of win.
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comment Can an SSD drive be reused / reformatted after a failure?
They're fantastic for OS/application drives, you just have to be aware that it WILL fail eventually. If it's just storing data and only being read, it will last longer, but the cost per gig is prohibitive for anything substantial. Thanks for clarifying, @sblair. Also, I <3 Anandtech.
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answered Connecting to multiple computers via SSH behind only only one public IP?
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answered Can an SSD drive be reused / reformatted after a failure?
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comment Why are my speakers crackling?
It's also a generally bad idea to run data/audio cables in parallel to power cables. It may be unavoidable right up next to the PC, but try to keep them separate apart from that, if they must cross, make it at a 90 degree angle. This prevents possible induction of noise from the power cable into the data/audio cables.
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revised Can I make “F1” as the “Create New Folder” shortcut key in Windows 7?
Added note about F keys for shortcuts
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comment Can I make “F1” as the “Create New Folder” shortcut key in Windows 7?
Mmm, you're right my bad. I'll edit.
Jul
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comment At what working temperatures will my gpu not only survive, but have a long healthy life
Well. You edited while I was writing and I didn't notice. Good answer/references. I'll just delete mine and upvote :) As far as for me ... I try to keep mine below 80 deg C, simply because it's not hard to maintain and well below the danger zone.
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answered Can I make “F1” as the “Create New Folder” shortcut key in Windows 7?
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comment Windows 7 Professional Network Sharing Permissions
Hm. Alternatively you could use "password protected sharing," and just put the users on your "server" computer, then when they access they input the username/password you give them. home-network-help.com/…
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comment Windows 7 Professional Network Sharing Permissions
Correct. In order to access the file, the client has to send credentials to the server, so the server has to have the right information stored.
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comment Windows 7 Professional Network Sharing Permissions
For specifc users, you will need to create an account for each user on your "server" and create matching accounts(same password too) on each "client" computer which will access it, then assign permissions to the users.