Member since: September 2011

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


  • I feel a little like that is asking whether BlackBerry and Palm should merge. Combined AOL and Yahoo account for less than 4% of all digital advertising spending. By way of comparison, Google accounts for about 35%. That’s still many millions of dollars, but they are not the big players.   

    5 hours 32 min ago

  • Could you give us a little more info? What error message are you getting when you attempt to login? 

    1 week 3 days ago

  • Just because Americans don’t know a lot about it doesn't mean that Alibaba isn’t a big deal. It’s an interesting company that was formed by an interesting individual.

    1 week 3 days ago

  • Yes, you can do it surprisingly easily in fact. You will need to install VirtualBox, set up a Linux  VM, and install and run Android-X86.   Here is a link to a step-by-step guide on how to do it, including the settings for VirtualBox: 

    3 weeks 6 days ago

  • It sounds like your cache is corrupted, and unfortunately, that means you will probably need to delete the cache. Try these steps (from Microsoft forums):    "1. Clear all IE browsing history.

    4 weeks 14 hours ago

  • I have NFC capabilities in my phone, but I’ve never had a use for it so it’s always turned off. However, there are some efforts to use NFC in smartphone for payments, and it’s rumoured that mobile payments may be a big feature in iPhone 6. Having my phone make payments just by being near something makes me a little nervous. How secure is NFC?

    4 weeks 4 days ago

  • It is usually caused by an AMD display adapter driver. Once you delete that driver, it will probably be ok. Here are the complete instructions from Lenovo:    1. At the black screen, press and hold the power button until the system powers off.  This typically takes 5-8 seconds.

    4 weeks 4 days ago

  • It’s a bit of a multi-step process, but not too hard. First off, make sure that you get a 2.5” HDD. I’m sure you will check, but it would be annoying to get a new HDD and realize that you got one for a desktop and it won’t fit the PS4. Once you have that, you will also need to get (or get out) a flash drive with at least 1GB of free space.

    5 weeks 6 days ago

  • You should be able to find the hotpatch you need here:

    5 weeks 6 days ago

  • The EU has forced Google to remove search results for people if they request it. I’m a fairly private person, so in some ways it appeals to me. However, this seems awfully close to censorship to me, and I’m not sure I like the idea of people being able to remove things they don’t like by force of law. What do other people think?

    9 weeks 3 days ago

  • Gartner released the results of a study recently that looks at non-relational technology in it’s data warehouse report. Obviously Hadoop has had an impact in data warehousing, in particular the challenge it has posed for traditional data warehouse technologies.

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • Well, I know you said you have Unix experience, but it would also help to have some knowledge of Linux. That should be pretty easy for you to pick up. I think Cloudera requires Linux knowledge as a pre-req for Hadoop Admin courses. You really did not make it clear what course you were looking at, so I assume Cloudera.

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • China is claiming that the iPhone poses a threat to the country’s national security, and there is talk about banning iPhone sales completely. China is not Apple’s largest market, with sales of about 3 million iPhones per quarter, but that’s still a significant amount of revenue that the company stands to lose.

    11 weeks 3 days ago

  • It should be fine without a converter. Just get a travel adapter that has multiple plugs and rock on. You can pick one up for about $40.  

    11 weeks 4 days ago

  • German magazine and newspaper publishers are suing Google for 11% of revenue made “directly or indirectly” from including their content in search results. I know that life can be hard for publishers these days, and any revenue is welcome, but this seems like it could be a case of the publishers making a strategic error.

    14 weeks 2 days ago

  • Interesting question. I am not a Windows RT user, so I did a little looking around out of curiousity. RT is built to run on ARM platforms, so that could be an issue. A potential problem is the fact that Windows Mobile OS is an obsolete OS that is based off Windows CE and was last released in 2010.

    17 weeks 10 hours ago

  • No way that is happening in the US. There is a much greater tendency to protect people against corporate overreach in Europe. There is almost no political will to do so in the US. You can barely pass a common sense restriction on industrial emmisions in the US without someone screaming about socialism.

    17 weeks 13 hours ago

  • Well, you can use Wine to run Windows on Linux. However, there is less than 100% compatibility with Windows applications, so you might want to google “Wine” and the name of any software that you want to use to see if there are common issues.

    22 weeks 5 days ago

  • You didn’t mention when this is happening or what version of , but I’ve had it occur while using Chrome browser. I have simply shut down Chrome and restarted it, and had haven’t had any further problems beyond having it pop up one other time. Apparently Windows Media Player can also cause this to happen.

    29 weeks 3 days ago

  • It’s because of a trademark dispute with Rupert Murdoch’s British broadcasting company, Sky. There was a ruling by a judge in an English Court last year that said Microsoft had to rename SkyDrive to prevent confusion under trademark law. It just took a while for Microsoft to impliment the name change.

    34 weeks 6 days ago

  • Strange question, is it thesis time? One zero knowlede proof example that almost everyone is familiar with is the two coloured balls example. Let’s see if I can remember it: You have two balls, one green and one red, identical in every way except colour.

    35 weeks 3 days ago

  • The software is telling you to move the file into the root folder that you defined as your website so that if can keep track of your links and manage your site. If you don’t do it, you will probably have problems with broken links and have difficulty uploading files to your site when you publish it.

    38 weeks 2 hours ago

  • It is a real problem, although probably not particularly common in light of the hundreds of millions of people online. Of course, relative rarity doesn’t mean jack when you are the one that is struck by lightning.

    38 weeks 3 hours ago

  • I just read about the decision to allow passenger to use electronic devices during all phases of flight. Does anyone know if this applies to international flights as well?

    47 weeks 4 days ago

  • It’s the same software, but VMware Player plus is not limited to non-commercial use by license.  Plus also has some additional options and settings that allow for greater customization, as well as support for virtual machines created by VMware Workstation or Fusion Professional. 

    50 weeks 6 days ago

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