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Why Are Hex Editors Called Binary Editors?

Sometimes names and terms are pretty interchangeable and everyone understands what is being referred to without confusion, but then there are times when things are not so clear and leave you with more questions than answers. …

What Prevents DVD+R Discs From Being Reformatted?

While it is well known that DVD+R and CD+R discs are made to be recorded on only once, you may wonder why that is as opposed to the rewritable nature of “RW” discs. What stops “R” discs from being reformatted? Today’s SuperUs…

Why Do Operating Systems Have a Shut Down Option?

Most of us use an operating system’s built-in “shut down function” to turn our computers off, but what if you are considering using a computer’s power switch instead? Does it really matter which method you use or will it lead…

Can Using the Wrong Power Supply Slow Down a Laptop?

Sometimes, through no fault of our own, we may lose the charging cable for our laptop and have to make do with a “less than optimal” substitute. If the “replacement” charging cable is from the same company, but is a different…

Why Do Some Download Connections Dominate Others?

If you often download multiple items at the same time, then you have likely noticed that one download connection tends to dominate over the others until it is finished. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answ…

Why are Contacts not Uniformly Placed on SD Cards?

If you have ever looked at the contacts side of an SD card, you may have wondered why the contacts are not uniform in size or placement. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questi…
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