Member since: May 2013

Bio: I spent most of my life in front of a TV screen, clutching a controller. At one point, I wondered if there was more to the world. Then I discovered online gaming...

Areas of Interest: Mobile & Wireless, Software


  • The deadline for public comments WAS July 15, 2014. However, in light of the huge volumn of comments that was apparently too much for the FCC's servers (or perhaps they didn't pay their ISP extra for the "fast lane") the official comment period has been extended to July 18. This means you still have a chance to voice your position on the issue.

    1 week 2 days ago

  • My monitor is nice a large and clear, but one corner has a problem with backlight bleed. Whenever the image on the screen is dark, it has a light corner where some of the light is leaking out. It's not a huge problem, but I can't stop noticing it now that I've seen it.

    1 week 3 days ago

  • Scotusblog has a great, easy to understand summary of the decision if you are interested.

    4 weeks 1 day ago

  • I thought it was a joke when I first saw a photo or VR goggles that are made out of cardboard, but apparently it’s a real thing, and actually uses the gyroscope on the phone and splits your field of vision for a cut-rate VR experience. I’m ready to order a pizza and start cutting, but some instructions would make it much easier.

    4 weeks 1 day ago

  • You can go in manually and do it, but it would take forever. There are a few software options that could help make it easier. CCleaner and Bleachbit come to mind, although I would greatly prefer Bleachbit for this purpose. I’m sure there are other choice as well, but those would probably be my top two. However, be careful using either of them.

    4 weeks 2 days ago

  • TrueCrypt was supposed to be the last and best line of defense to keep data private through encryption. Now we find out that TrueCrypt is not secure. Did something get changed to cause this, or were we just blindly trusting in insecure software the entire time?

    8 weeks 1 day ago

  • Open Google Maps then click on the ? button in the lower right hand corner. Select "Return to classic Google Maps." If you want to permanently switch back, after this step you will need to select "Yes" in the notification bar that pops up, then follow the instructions on how to revert to the old version.   

    9 weeks 8 hours ago

  • I don’t really want to use Skype. Not that I don’t trust Microsoft, but…. What good, open source alternatives are there to Skype are there for Ubuntu?

    10 weeks 6 hours ago

  • When companies choose data centers, how important are SAS 70 certifications in the process? Are these just a meny making opportunity for those handing out the certs? If a data center does not have SAS 70 certifications, does it make it harder to attract enterprise customers?

    10 weeks 4 days ago

  • I would check a few things. Make sure your laptop’s wireless network card is set to automatically receive an IP address. If not, clear your current IP and DNS settings and let them be set automatically. Also make sure that the latest drivers for your wireless network card are installed.   

    12 weeks 1 day ago

  • Here is a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process.

    13 weeks 1 day ago

  • Probably the easiest way is to use Little Snitch, a network monitor which manages to be both comprehensive and user friendly. 

    13 weeks 1 day ago

  • SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) Trunking is the used to make VoIP calls, so it is a component of VoIP, but not VoIP itself. You can read a more thorough explanation here:

    14 weeks 1 day ago

  • The easiest way is to connect your guitar directly to the line-in/mic jack using an adaptor. It’s also going to sound pretty terrible, so don’t do it. A much better option is a guitar to USB interface. It will sound much better and I think you will be far happier with the results. Behringer makes some inexpensive ones that cost less than $50.

    15 weeks 2 days ago

  • I think it’s easy for people to forget how complex computers really are, and how many processes are going on at any given moment. To keep everything in RAM precisely the way it ideally should be is nearly impossible, and when a computer is left running for days it becomes even harder.

    16 weeks 3 days ago

  • A viewport metatag does improve the experience for mobile visitors to your website.

    18 weeks 3 days ago

  • To answer the second part of your question, yes, Office 365 is HIPAA compliant.

    20 weeks 1 day ago

  • The jury is certainly still out as to whether NoSQL will replace SQL. SQL is without a doubt much more widely used than NoSQL at the moment. Will that change in the future? Perhaps, perhaps not. There is an argument that non-relational databases (NoSQL) are better suited to large companies/organizations.

    22 weeks 11 hours ago

  • From an earlier discussion on networking-forum:  

    22 weeks 4 days ago

  • A bill titled the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act was just introduced in the US Senate.

    22 weeks 4 days ago

  • First off, I’m not so sure you should use the term “friend” if they actually are spying on you. Apart from that, it is possible that you are being remotely monitored. On the other hand, malware/spyware that has nothing to do with this person could potentially be responsible for the issue you describe. I would be concerned about this, certainly.

    23 weeks 1 day ago

  • As far as I know, you can’t do this with guest extensions, but you can set up file sharing on your guest and then access the folder using the virtual network between the guest and host.

    23 weeks 1 day ago

  • You can get around this pretty easily. Copy the contents of the fully designed page and paste that in a new blank document. After that, apply the template to the new document, and save the new document over the old one.

    23 weeks 2 days ago

  • Apple has removed all of the Bitcoin wallet apps from its App Store, and I don’t understand why. There is nothing illegal about Bitcoins, although much of the press about Bitcoins has been about people using them to do illegal things. Why won’t Apple allow Bitcoin apps to stay on the App Store?

    24 weeks 1 day ago

  • I heard a lot about Tizen, Samsung’s proprietary OS for smartphones and tablets, last year, but I haven’t seen any ads or anything else indicating that it is actually going to reach the market. Is Tizen really a serious effort at an alternative OS by Samsung, and if so, when are Tizen devices going to be available?

    24 weeks 3 days ago

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