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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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Set Windows 10's Wi-Fi connections as metered to download forced updates at your own pace - http://AskNick.com/ - Microsoft
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...and thus began the "don't taze update me, bro!" hacks.
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Most Android phones can be hacked with one text - http://AskNick.com/ - Google
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A parent's dilemma: Replacing the family iPad on the cheap - http://AskNick.com/ - Hardware
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Job #1 is figuring out if you REALLY need an iPad, because those things are EXPENSIVE. With the wide variety of Android-based tablets out there, some as little as $50, I'd be very hard-pressed to say they REALLY need an iPad.

...you will essentially be locking yourself into a new library of apps.

With that mindset, you're already locked into the Apple iDevice universe. Going Android would be liberating, almost always NOT limiting.
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10 things Windows 10 does better than Windows 8 - http://AskNick.com/ - Microsoft
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Gamers Should Be Worried About Windows 10 Automatic Updates - http://AskNick.com/ - Microsoft
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Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Information Technolgoy, 2005 - 2011
  • Nazareth College, Rochester
    Theatre Arts, 1968 - 1972
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Male
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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Currently
Rochester, NY
Previously
Detroit, MI - New York, NY - St. Louis, MO
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