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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 .

As you learn more about domain names and how the system works, you may find yourself wondering if domain names have both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious readers questions.

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As the ‘Internet of Things’ continues to grow and come into its own, just how necessary is it for the ‘Internet of Things’ to have IPv6 addresses? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you are curious and learning more about how Windows operates under the hood, then you may find yourself wondering which “account” active processes are running under when no one is logged into Windows. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has answers for a curious reader.

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While most of us just see normal file and folder names on our Windows systems, other people may have encountered something a bit more unexpected – file and folder names with a dot in front of them. Why does this happen? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a very curious reader’s question.

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If you are going to reformat a hard-drive, is there anything that would ‘improve’ write performance afterward or is it something that you should not even worry about? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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While many people actively choose to encrypt their data, others may be surprised to find out that their current drive is doing so automatically without input from them. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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While all operating systems have some things in common, you may find yourself wondering if one type of operating system has a specific ‘feature’ that another one does. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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Whether our computer hardware is brand new or a bit older, it never hurts to exercise a bit of caution in order to avoid damaging it. With that in mind, can magnets damage or wipe a hard-drive? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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When your documents are mainly text only in nature, then it would seem like the file sizes for .docx and .pdf versions should be fairly similar when saved, but that is not always the case. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions about the large difference in file sizes.

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No one likes to think about a hard-drive going bad much less experiencing trouble with one, but how do hard-drive diagnostic tools actually know if sectors are bad or not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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When you hear of folder names like {4234d49b-0245-4df3-B780-3893943456e1}, references to a ‘god mode’ folder, and more, it can definitely arouse your curiosity and make you want to learn all about them. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you are new to using Wi-Fi in your home, then you may find yourself curious about how it all works when your devices are connected to your router. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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When you have a rather new laptop, the last thing you want to experience is a problem with the battery. But what do you do if it happens? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post offers up some advice for a frustrated reader.

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We all occasionally run across a ‘situation’ on our computers that leaves us completely baffled, such as a file that has a size of zero, but how is that even possible? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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Whether it is a matter of low remaining internal hard-drive space or just a personal preference, external hard-drives can be useful in many ways. With that in mind, is it safe to use an external USB hard-drive for the /home mount in Linux? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the question to help a curious reader.

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Getting your home network set up for ease of use is a highly desirable goal to achieve, but what do you do when the computer you want to use as a media server lacks remote desktop support? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a frustrated reader.

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We all have a pretty good idea of the fonts that we do and do not have installed on our computers, but what is going on when you receive a Microsoft Word document that ‘displays’ a font you know is not installed on your computer? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clear things up for a confused reader.

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With the huge volume of Internet connected devices that have been and will continue to be produced, how is the uniqueness of any ‘given’ MAC address enforced? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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What do you do when your computer only recognizes your hard-drive part of the time? Is it simply a matter of the hard-drive going bad or is it a BIOS setting that needs adjusting? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a frustrated reader.

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Anyone who has used Windows has seen the occasional system message stating that a program is not responding, but how exactly does Windows know that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a baffled reader’s question.

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People like to work using the Command Line in Windows for various reasons, but is it possible to burn an ISO image to DVD using the Command Line? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a reader get his ISO images burned to DVDs with ease.

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If you are worried about data being recovered after formatting a hard-drive, do you need to go with an option as powerful as DBAN or will something less potent do just as well? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you begin learning about IP addresses and how they work, it can feel a bit overwhelming at times. So what do you do? You start by searching and asking questions! Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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It is always a good idea to be concerned about the security of your data, especially when it comes to your login credentials for websites. With that in mind, just how secure is the Windows Clipboard? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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Sometimes our computers simply die due to unexpected hardware problems that are not our fault, so how do you locate and transfer ‘rare’ or hard to recreate files like scheduled tasks from the old hard-drive? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to help a reader track down the file he needs.

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