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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

Mozilla recently released a new Developer Edition for web developers to use, but how much difference is there between it and the regular version of Firefox? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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When you have just received a nice computer without hardware documentation, how do you find out what type of drive it has without opening it up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some quick and easy solutions to help a reader find the information he needs.

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Is there anything you need to do if you decide to sell your Google Chromecast device due to a lack of use or for some other reason? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful security advice for a reader who is ready to sell and move on.

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When learning about web servers and how they work, you may be curious if they are constantly listening for requests or if they wait until they receive a request to go into action. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to satisfy a reader’s curiosity.

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If you are still new to the whole networking thing, then it can be a bit overwhelming when you first start learning about the different kinds of addresses involved and how they work together. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post seeks to clear up the confusion for a curious reader.

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When you are shopping around for a new hard-drive for your computer or laptop, you may run across the terms Bare and/or OEM, but are they actually that different from other hard-drives or are they the same? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s questions.

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The Windows registry is one place that should be left well-enough alone, but just for the sake of argument, what would happen if you deleted the entire thing? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the possibilities in order to satisfy a reader’s curiosity.

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Most of the time our AC adapters and power supplies tend to be quiet, but what does it mean when one makes a whining noise? Should you be concerned? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a worried reader’s questions.

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If you have a computer with a hefty amount of RAM, would you gain any benefits from disabling the page file or should you just leave well enough alone? Today’s SuperUser Q&A discusses the topic to help satisfy a reader’s curiosity.

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Being able to send out e-mail using your own domain name can be very nice, but what do you do when someone starts spewing out spam mail using your domain name? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the matter to help a frustrated reader.

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When you are adding RAM to a computer, does it really matter if the sticks have unequal amounts of memory or do you always need them to have equal amounts of memory? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you have ever had hidden system files set to display on your Windows system, then you have likely noticed a ‘matching’ pair of desktop.ini files on your desktop. Why are there two of them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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Sometimes when working with Windows, you see all manner of names, abbreviations, and identifiers such as HKLM and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE for example. Is HKLM simply an alias for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or are there ‘differences’ between the two? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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All is well if you never need to move your Windows 7 license to a different computer or to a virtual machine environment, but what do you do if you find yourself in that situation? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the topic to help a confused reader find a solution.

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If you bought a new replacement laptop battery as a precaution, will it go bad if you let it sit around unused until some future date when it might be needed? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post offers advice in response to a curious reader’s question.

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Most of the time we rarely spare a thought for deleted files outside of knowing they are now out of our way, but what actually happens to those files when we delete them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions about the deletion process.

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If you have multiple hard drives connected to a USB hub, does copied data move through the computer first or directly through the USB hub itself? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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There is no doubt that today’s web pages are full of rich content and use more bandwidth to fully load up, but would using a text-based browser instead of a GUI-based one make a significant difference in reducing network traffic? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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It is easy to get more results than you need or want when conducting an online search, but what do you do (or use) if you really want to limit the parameters of the search? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s request for help.

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There is nothing quite like the awesome feeling of finally being able to perform a major upgrade on your computer, but what do you do when your system refuses to make use of the whole upgrade? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

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Computers have been with us for quite some time now, but before the advent of modern operating systems, what was used to make the early computer systems work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post takes a curious reader on a journey back in time.

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We love looking for connections between people who lived in different time periods, hidden meanings in words that are spoken backward, and much more, but are all these spooky coincidences really coincidences? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses the topic and provides plenty of awesome examples in today’s video!

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If you have never registered a domain name of your own before, the process can seem a bit confusing or overwhelming. With this in mind, just how does the domain name registration process work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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There is no doubt that social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are used by a lot of people, but is a high level of social media use having an effect on our brains? You might be surprised by the answers in today’s video from YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!

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The barometer may seem like a simple instrument, but it is very useful for helping us predict changes in the weather, especially when it comes to severe storms. What is the story behind the invention of this awesome weather forecasting tool and how does it actually work? Learn the answers in today’s terrific video!

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