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Many [...] design decisions have their roots in my dislike for forcing people to do things in some particular way [...] Often, I was tempted to outlaw a feature I personally disliked, I refrained from doing so because I did not think I had the right to force my views on others.

Bjarne Stroustrup. Source: The Desing and Evolution of C++ (1.3 General Background)

I'm not trying to be nice. I'm trying to be helpful.

Also - I'm usually downvoting every single person not answering the question asked or answering it in a way that makes OP unaware of the solution's caveats. If somebody asks for "a solution without XY", an answer telling him "use XY" or "don't do it at all" is not an answer. It's a valid comment, yes - not an answer though. Telling him "it's a stupid question" - regardless of the exact way it's spelled out - without providing any attempt to answer the question is not a valid answer also. You don't have to be overly polite - but try to be factual and spot-on.


Feb
27
revised Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case
defluffing, tag
Feb
27
suggested approved edit on Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case
Feb
23
revised PC hangs a lot due to physical memory usage
style fixes etc
Feb
23
suggested approved edit on PC hangs a lot due to physical memory usage
Feb
23
revised How to stop Alt+Shift+1 closing the current app?
minor defluffing/typing
Feb
23
suggested approved edit on How to stop Alt+Shift+1 closing the current app?
Feb
20
comment Midnight Commander (MC) installer for Mac OS X
actually, since currently midnight-commander.org/wiki/Binaries points to Your page, and the builds are updated constantly, I reckon this is the "official" answer.
Feb
4
revised How can I combine two lists into one long list?
minor typing and clarification.
Feb
4
suggested approved edit on How can I combine two lists into one long list?
Jan
19
awarded  Commentator
Jan
19
comment Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
@Majenko well, 40 years is a bit of an overstatement... some particular 1990's disks and CD-ROMs were prone to head crash if the power was cut off too, possibly due to vibrations/damping issues - I experienced that myself with 13 GB drive, and it wasn't pretty what I saw looking at the discs afterwards. Also, I've had a similar issue with CD audio player destroying a CD. While I haven't had that trouble since then, 20 years old equipment is not that rare in e.g. server or academy environments, so I'd concur with Baard on this one; it doesn't have to be a purely software thing.
Jan
1
revised Search for a JPG on my computer by using a smaller JPG?
removed "thanks" from the question, minor typing
Jan
1
suggested approved edit on Search for a JPG on my computer by using a smaller JPG?
Dec
27
revised run a computer without RAM?
fixed typing
Dec
27
comment run a computer without RAM?
+1 for being the only answer here dealing with the real issue, not only of what would happen, but also why.
Dec
27
revised run a computer without RAM?
fixed grammar/typing, retagged
Dec
27
suggested approved edit on run a computer without RAM?
Dec
27
suggested approved edit on run a computer without RAM?
Oct
27
awarded  Organizer
Oct
27
revised What happens when I delete the entire Windows registry?
improved the title here, also tags