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ASP.NET MVP 8 years running and ASPInsider. InfoSec enthusiast.

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Apr
17
comment Is the i7 2.2GHz MacBook Pro worth the price difference with respect to the 2.0GHz model?
IO performance will make much more of a difference than a minor CPU difference. Take the 7200 RPM or an SSD.
Apr
16
comment When I try to reinstall Mac OS (after wiping the partition with ubuntu) all i get is a blinking folder
You should be able to boot from the install disk even if there isn't a hard drive in it at all (though it wouldn't do much use).
Apr
14
comment Thunderbolt Port + External Display + Other Devices
Using those devices I linked to, no one says there has to be another "input" on the device. What is to stop a company from making a device that can't be chained to?
Apr
11
comment How to charge iPad (v1) on a Windows device
A PC will only put out 500ma of power regardless of configuration, operating system, etc.
Apr
11
comment Can the mid-2010 Macbook support more than 4GB of RAM?
That's correct, however if it is 5,1, a firmware update may be needed: 9to5mac.com/54663/…
Apr
8
comment How can I show multiple windows of a single app with a keyboard shortcut?
If you have a Track pad, you can also enable the Four Finger swipe to open Expose. It takes a while to get use to, but it's another option depending where your hands are. Coming from a background similar to yours, I haven't quite figured out a way to stay completely away from the mouse.
Apr
7
comment How to not pay for a song twice?
Apple currently does not have a "you can download it again for free feature." It is your responsibility to backup your media. iTunes for Windows will even alert you, "Do you want to back up your music?"
Apr
7
comment How to not pay for a song twice?
Copy all of your music to an External hard drive, then copy it to the new one. Once it's on the computer, a song is just an ordinary file that can go from machine to machine. Or use Time Machine, or the Mac's Migration Assistant. Lots of options available.
Apr
5
comment Encrypting/protecting Time Machine backup drive?
@HMage: That doesn't mean you shouldn't deter an attacker. If properly protected, an attacker may not deem it worth their time and effort to break it.