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bio website stackoverflow.com/users/5812/…
location Rhode Island
age 47
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Nov 24 at 12:43
Computer scientist working at [A Facility] developing [Systems] that [Do Stuff] at [Places].

Oct
16
comment Is there a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel?
@Robotnik, except that mine came out two years before that one. The duplication can go the other way, though.
May
11
comment Is there a direct URL to download Java JDK updates?
I appreciate the willingness to help but (A) it's highly unlikely that our firewall would allow us to get to you if we're already killing javascript and (b) I support these machines over the long haul. It would be great if there were a general purpose long term solution.
May
11
comment Is there a direct URL to download Java JDK updates?
Sadly, this appears to not work. The URL redirection appears to create a single use link. It may have worked for you but it definitely does not work here, either inside or outside our firewall (whereas the "outside" machines CAN download via the redirector).
Jan
5
comment Is there a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel?
Yes, the software specifically does not support the old wheel.
Dec
28
comment Is there a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel?
Yes, in a virtual machine running Windows XP, I'm pretty sure that the driver would continue to work. However, I'm running without virtual machines. The goal is to have a straightforward machine that just works. This is the only device on my shelf that's currently causing trouble so I don't want to add the hassle of a virtual machine just for it.
Dec
20
comment CPU Fan is Loud, but the Temperature is OK (I Think)
Please don't use a vacuum cleaner, they're static electricity generators. Compressed air (e.g., the cans they sell in office stores) is your friend here.
Nov
27
comment Is there a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel?
Sadly, that's exactly what I mean: the new software specifically does not support the old wheel. Likewise, the old driver does not work with Windows 7 64 bit. Thanks anyway, though.
Jul
15
comment Is there a real reason to use a screen saver?
@Jeffrey, that's pretty funny. In my own defense, I'm a bit overloaded with computer hardware right now: superuser.com/questions/1127/… With my job, I have a lot of people coming in to talk to me all day and they think it's very funny to see me with a mouse in each hand while my kids scroll by on the other screens.
Jun
4
comment What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network?
Good point on the padlock. I don't think the conversation started in the original article is quite so extreme, though. The implicit assumption is that the content isn't so critical or high risk that the customer is willing to accept the marginal risk of WPA2.
Sep
16
comment What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network?
I would say that point 4 is more a case of security through inconvenience, given how easy it is to spoof a MAC address: smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30278/98/1/6