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Nick Francesco
Works at Saunders College of Business
Attended Rochester Institute of Technology
Lives in Rochester, NY
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Does Microsoft Need A Flagship Lumia Smartphone? - http://AskNick.com/ - Microsoft
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Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese. ~ Billie Burke
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The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
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'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square - http://AskNick.com/ - Apple
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What prevents it is programming. Someone would have to program that, and programming costs money. They'd have to be convinced of a zillion-to-one return on investment to do that.
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The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI - http://AskNick.com/ - Google
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42, of course.  Google's chat bot somehow can't connect to Deep Thought.
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Google FCC Documents Hint Google Glass 2nd Version With Wi-Fi, GG1 Bluetooth - Yibada (English Edition) - http://AskNick.com - Google
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Incredibly rare SNES PlayStation turns up in the wild - Irish Examiner - http://AskNick.com/ - Hardware
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How Google Glass v2 Could Change The Enterprise - http://AskNick.com/ - Google
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Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in - http://AskNick.com/ - Security
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That's some of the strangest worm/virus news I've ever heard.
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Silverlight dumped in Microsoft plugin spring cleaning with Edge - http://AskNick.com/ - Microsoft
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Yeah...IIRC, there are some services (Netflix) which use SL because it contains DRM components.  Now that those are part of HTML5, there's less of a need for something proprietary like SL
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Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Information Technolgoy, 2005 - 2011
  • Nazareth College, Rochester
    Theatre Arts, 1968 - 1972
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Birthday
September 10
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If you think I'm famous, you need to get out more.
Introduction
Nick's been in the microcomputer industry almost as long as there's been a microcomputer industry. He's sold Pertec "orange toaster" CP/M boxes, just about every computer Apple ever made, Osborne 1s, Kaypros, and most flavors of IBM PCs. He's done technical support for several large companies, and he believes that his 25 years as a professional actor uniquely qualified him for his second career as Manager of Technical Services for the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the Very Special Assistant to the Dean, and is joyfully transitioning to retirement.

Since 1989, he's done a computer call-in radio show called Sound Bytes (http://SoundBytes.org/). From 1995 to 2002, he did a computer call-in television show on R News. Since 1996, he's done a weekly computer Q&A column in the Democrat & Chronicle. Since 1998, he's done a monthly column in Computer Link Magazine. Since 1999, he's run his own Web site, AskNick! (http://AskNick.com/), where he answers questions via mailing lists. He's also the proud (?) owner of The Security Tango (http://SecurityTango.com/).

So, as you can see, Nick's life, pretty much, is answering computer questions. He's known for answering them simply, concisely, and logically, in language that does not confuse or talk down to the questioner.
Bragging rights
Amelia's Dad. Elaine's husband. Host of the longest running computer show in the known universe!
Work
Occupation
Very Special Assistant to the Dean, currently transitioning to retirement. Tick... tick...
Employment
  • Saunders College of Business
    Manager of Technical Services, 1994 - present
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Rochester, NY
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Detroit, MI - New York, NY - St. Louis, MO
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