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Why New York City needs Legal Medical Marijuana

I suffer from chronic nerve pain. An intense, agonizing pain in my lower back that never goes away. I’m i..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Topic: Marijuana

How to make your iPhone's TouchID sensor work better

I was so frustrated at first. I tried retraining my thumb over and over. I tried adding 5 different fingers and using each of them. It always worked very poorly. I always wound up entering my unlock code every time I took out my iPhone. But then I found the answer.... Wipe the TouchID sensor. Wipe it really well, and do it often. Every..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Topic: iPhone

Why New York City's MTA Buses never run on time

Bus drivers in New York City are, understandably, under a huge amount of pressure from their passengers. Passengers are frustrated and always in a rush to get to their destination. It doesn't help that the buses always seem to come late, and so the passengers take out their frustration on the drivers. And as a result, the bus drivers try ..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Topic: NYC

Everything that is wrong with Craigslist

It's 2014 now, and Craigslist is almost identical to its 2006 form when it first launched. But it looks like it was designed in 1999. And the same problems that plagued it back then, like spammers and scammers, still exist today in even greater numbers. They have appeared to make absolutely no effort to improve any aspect of the site sinc..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Topic: Internet

Avast 2014 vs AVG 2014 antivirus software - My impression after 24 hours

One of my users was unlucky enough (or shall we say, dumb enough) to download a terrible Ransomeware virus on her machine. So I took that puppy off the network, and I've been experimenting on it all day. It's an old Windows XP machine with specs that would be put to shame by your average pre-smartphone cellphone. I've only used these two ..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Topic: Software

What is a Systems Administrator?

Basically, a Systems Administrator is responsible for all the computer stuff for a business or organization. Any servers, networking, or even managing a company's security card access could fall under the duties of a systems administrator. Basically, if it runs on a computer, the systems administrator is in charge of making sure it runs s..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Topic: Jobs

Double NASA's Budget to Save America

   Neil deGrasse Tyson recently pointed out to a Senate Committee that NASA's funding boils down to roughly half a cent on the average taxpayer's dollar. Out of the hundreds or thousands of dollars in federal taxes we each pay each year, only half a cent of that goes towards NASA..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Topic: Technology

4 Practical Ways to Beat Allergy Symptoms

I suffer from terrible allergies, especially during the spring when seasonal allergies are unbearable due to the high pollen levels. Between the runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy eyes, it feels like having a really bad cold that just won't go away. The height of spring allergy season lasts at least two months, so it's like a cold tha..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Topic: Health

Banning Sugary Drinks is a Terrible Idea

At some point, we've all bought a bottle of soda from a vendor or a restaurant because we were thirsty. But then you drink about half and your thirst is quenched. Why do we keep drinking it until it's empty? Because it's there. We hold on to it until it's empty. To throw it out would be a waste of money, so we may as well finish drinking ..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Topic: Politics

The very best VNC client for Mac OS X is right under your nose!

I've spent a lot of time searching for a decent VNC client to use on my Mac. Several people and Google searches have suggested an app called Chicken of the VNC. It's been around for a very long time, and is pretty popular. But if you ask me, it's a complete waste of memory. It's buggy, it crashes frequently, and it just isn't very pleasan..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Monday, April 16, 2012
Topic: Mac OS X

What if Apple acquires Valve?

Today, rumors surfaced that Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, visited Valve's headquarters. Neither company has announced what exactly the purpose of Cook's visit was, however. It could just have well been a friendly tour of a very inte..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Friday, April 13, 2012
Topic: Video Games

One of the few things about Video Games that has not changed in decades

As a kid, my favorite part of going shopping was getting to see the new video game consoles on display in the electronic stores. The earliest one I can remember was a big television set at Best Buy with a SNES hooked up, and Yoshi's Island on the screen. Later on, my first glimpse of Zelda Ocarina of Time was at another electronics store ..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Friday, April 13, 2012
Topic: Video Games

The 'Holiday Effect' on Online Businesses

   Business on the internet never stops. We're open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Unless of course the server shuts down, but that's an entirely different story. Brick and mortar businesses have a different conundrum entirely. Employees want to be home with their families, and so do customers. Many b..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Sunday, April 8, 2012
Topic: Business

An excellent Open Source alternative to Google Analytics

   Google Analytics is a great tool to keep track of traffic on any new website. It's free, it's pretty powerful, and it's from Google after all. But it has a lot of little problems which can make it an enormous hassle. The longer you use Google Analytics, the more you realize how these problems are getting in your way. In ..... Read More
Read More Posted by David The Expert on: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Topic: Web Dev
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