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How Can a File’s Size be Zero?

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 confu…

How is the Uniqueness of MAC Addresses Enforced?

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…

How does Windows Know a Program is not Responding?

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…

Why can Data be Recovered After Formatting?

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…

Are Public IPs Unique?

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 curiou…

How Secure is the Windows Clipboard?

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…

Why Does the 1366×768 Screen Resolution Exist?

If you tend to focus more on aspect ratios like 16:9 and 4:3 when thinking of screen resolution sizes, then you may find yourself wondering what it going on with the popular laptop screen resolution 1366×768. Today’s SuperUse…

Why are There no Odd-Numbered Windows Process IDs?

If you love tinkering with Windows and learning as you go, you may have noticed that Windows process and thread IDs are even-numbered and multiples of four. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a cur…

Do USB 3.0 Connections Require USB 3.0 Cables?

If you are new to the world of USB 3.0, then you may have plenty of questions about the cables you can and/or should use with USB 3.0 enabled devices. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a curious reader l…
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