Member since: December 2012

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, Software, Virtualization


  • I think you need to have both automatic backup in place and remote wipe. I would also forbid use of personal backup services like Dropbox for company data.  

    2 days 18 hours ago

  • Pair programming with someone who is careless and has an abrasive, defensive personality. With the right person, pair programming can be great, with the wrong person, it can really suck. 

    2 days 21 hours ago

  • By virtue of how close someone would need to be to use NFC, it is pretty secure. The range is no more than an inch or two, so someone would have to pretty much be in physical contact with you. Also, if you don’t keep it turned on when you are not using it, that would negate any concern I can think of.

    2 days 21 hours ago

  • Can I use ping to figure out the distance between my PC and the PC that I’ve pinged? It seems like it should be relatively simple math since we know the speed (of light, I assume) and the time. Anyone tried this?

    2 weeks 5 days ago

  • A 9 pin USB connector is really just two 4 pin connectors plus shielding. It should work fine, but you really should check the pinout to determine pin orientation. You don’t want to connect power on one to ground on the other, so make sure first. Look at the wires, red=power.

    2 weeks 6 days ago

  • 1. Open Windows charms (move the cursor to one of the right hand corners). 2. Select “Devices.” 3. Select “Second Screen.” 4. Choose the option for how you want the other monitor to work. Extend will allow you to have the Windows UI on one screen and the desktop on the other.    Hope this helps.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • PUE is total facility power divided by IT equipment power. A higher number therefore indicates that less power is being used for actual computing and more for cooling and other purposes. In a perfect world, all of the power would be used by IT equipment and that PUE number would be a 1. This is not realistic with current technology.

    5 weeks 1 day ago

  • Are these just two versions of the same software? Is there any advantage of one over the other?

    5 weeks 3 days ago

  • Yes and no. Of course CPU speed still matters, but if you simply look at that number in isolation, it means very little. It tells you how quickly the is performing a clock cycle or step, but not how efficient the CPU is or what is taking place in each step. How many instructions are being performed each cycle, for example?

    5 weeks 4 days ago

  • I’m not a programmer, but I still think the answer to your question is the same for everyone. Touch typing is vital for any activity that involves recording what is in your mind.

    5 weeks 5 days ago

  • You are not alone. Here is the link to a video someone made where he is getting 235kbps while trying to play Netflix over a 75Mbps FiOS connection. It’s absurd. Watch through the video and see what happens when he connects to Netflix through a VPN, with everything else unchanged.

    5 weeks 5 days ago

  • There is a chance, particularly when a large file is being saved to the SD card, that you could corrupt the data by removing it while it is still being written to. It won’t physically harm the SD card, but you could have problems when you try to access the data.

    6 weeks 3 days ago

  • As the owner of a number of smartphones that used Gorilla Glass over the years as well as the owner a a Rolex with a sapphire crystal, I can at least offer an apples and oranges comparison. Sapphire crystal is very hard to scratch or break.

    6 weeks 6 days ago

  • If I’m honest, I suppose that the first thing I look at is price, but unless the service is reliable that’s not important. Free junk is still junk. The first important thing I would look for is reviews from past and current customers. There are always a few unhappy people, but if you start to see a pattern of complaints, look elsewhere.

    8 weeks 6 days ago

  • I’m not sure what the situation is like where you are, but one way to gauge current demand is simply to look at the job listing in local trade newspapers or magazines and compare the number of positions for Salesforce developers and Hadoop developers.

    8 weeks 6 days ago

  • Obviously there are differences in compression and sound quality, but does anyone know of an objective measure of the differences? I don’t have the time or patience to try them all out, but I’m hoping someone else has!

    9 weeks 3 days ago

  • Hmmmm, I can't think of that many "L" candies or sweets. Maybe Lemondrop, but a "lemon" is something that doesn't work as intended in automotive terms, so they would likely avoid that one. Licorice would please me, since I like it, but a lot of people don't and I doubt Google wants to elicit a "yuck" reaction.

    9 weeks 4 days ago

  • Make Use Of has a pretty thorough how-to guide, I suggest checking that out. The easiest way is to use the ATA Secure Erase command. This essentially resets your SSD. 

    10 weeks 1 day ago

  • It depends on what you are looking to achieve, but I would look for software that included blocking capabilities as well as monitoring. It might not be very popular, but in my experience restricting access to social media sites can significantly improve productivity.

    10 weeks 1 day ago

  • Probably the most effective thing you can do without root access is use a different launcher to replace the TouchWiz launcher. I’d probably go with Nova, available on the Play store. Go into settings and apps and disable as many of the TouchWiz functions as possible, except of course the ones that you do like.

    10 weeks 4 days ago

  • You will need to pay $99 and join Apple’s iOS Developer program. However, are you really sure that you want the beta on your iPhone? It’s beta for a reason - it’s not ready for public use yet.

    10 weeks 5 days ago

  • It uses Bluetooth LE, which has an effective range of 50-150 feet, depending on the conditions where you use it. If you count on 50 feet of reliabe range you probably won't be disappointed.   

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • There is, and it is super easy. Just say, “Learn how to pronounce Abe’s name.” Obviously, don’t actually say Abe unless that is a name being mispronounced.

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • Found this tip on Wired. If you go to this Netflix video link you will get a test video that shows streaming rate a and quality on the upper left.

    11 weeks 5 days ago

  • As a former dorm Super Smash Bros Melee champion in college, I can answer this one. First of all, the next generation Super Smah Bros. for the Wii U is going to be released soon. For those that aren't familiar with this game, it is a multiplayer fighter that is pretty easy to pick up and play. and is a LOT of fun with friends.

    13 weeks 3 hours ago

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