What Is the Difference Between Three- and Four-Pin CPU Fans?

Once you have the opportunity to start looking inside multiple computer cases, you may notice that some CPU cooling fans have an extra wire compared to others. What is the difference between three and four wire fans? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

In the Context of Computer Fans, What Does HAMP Mean?

When you start digging deeper into your computer’s internal hardware to monitor or tweak it, you may occasionally run across a listing that seems strange and unexpected, like HAMP, for example. What does it mean? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Is PermitRootLogin Based on the UID or the User Name?

Sometimes it is fun to dig a bit deeper into how things work just to satisfy your curiosity while learning something new, like PermitRootLogin, for example. Does it check the UID or the user name? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post digs in to find the answer to a curious reader’s question.

What Does the Percent Sign in Linux Shell Strings Do?

When you are in the process of learning how to fully use the Linux shell, you may find yourself curious about how much you can manipulate strings in order to get the best results. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Can EXE File Extensions Always Be Replaced with COM?

If you have ever heard of changing a file’s extension from EXE to COM, you may have wondered if it was only capable of working on a few rare files or if it would work on nearly any EXE file you have. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

How Does the Run Dialog Know Where Applications Are?

The Run Dialog can serve as an easy and very useful way to open programs on your computer, but just how does it know where those applications are located at on your system? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Are M-Discs More Reliable Than Other Forms of Storage?

Data storage technology continues to advance with every passing year, but some of the latest offerings may not be as good of a choice as they first seem. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the pros and cons of M-Discs to help a curious reader make the best choice for storing his data.

Is It Safe to Clean Computer Cables in a Dishwasher?

Having spare computer cables on hand is always a good idea, but what do you do when you have suddenly inherited a very large collection of cables that need cleaning? Can you safely clean them using a dishwasher? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious, cable-rich reader’s questions.

What Is the About:Blank Page in Web Browsers For?

While most people prefer to use a specific webpage as the home page in their web browser, others have chosen to use about:blank instead. Is about:blank simply a blank webpage or does it have a special purpose? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

How Do You Get Firefox to Utilize Secure HTTPS Connections by Default?

Unless you have a particular website bookmarked as such or manually type in https with URLs, far too many websites still automatically default to http instead. How do you get your browser to automatically utilize https connections instead? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a security conscious reader.

Why Is Windows Hibernating Instead of Fully Shutting Down?

Windows’ hibernation setting can be a very useful “feature” when you need to quickly start your computer, but there are times when you want or need to completely shut down your operating system every time instead of just occasionally. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a quick and easy solution to a frustrated reader’s problem.

Is Static Electricity Damage Still a Huge Problem with Electronics?

All of us have heard the warnings to make sure we are properly grounded when working on our electronic devices, but have advances in technology lessened the problem of static electricity damage or is it still as prevalent as before? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a comprehensive answer to a curious reader’s question.