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Jan
18
asked Cannot search network for files by name only from the start menu
Jan
5
comment What happens when a computer “goes to sleep”?
With an SSD, the time to shut down and boot up is a bit shorter, so the time argument is almost moot between hibernation and shutting down (sleep still wins of course). The question is tagged Windows 7 and that was quick: after "upgrading" to Windows 10, I found the times to be even less. No more "press the power button and go get a cup of coffee."
Jan
4
comment Why are pixels square?
Your answer is in another castle: when is an answer not an answer?
Dec
12
awarded  Critic
Dec
12
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
30
comment What happens when a PC is turning off?
Related question: What damage will powering down instead of shutting down do? goes into the why of shutting down, rather than the what.
Nov
16
comment Install programs for different accounts Win7 Home Premium
Please do not cross-post: programmers.stackexchange.com/q/302665
Oct
6
revised With Thunderbird, how to keep track of >2 email addresses for the same person?
Added detail about Thunderbird version and date.
Oct
6
comment With Thunderbird, how to keep track of >2 email addresses for the same person?
I would definitely tread cautiously here. That plugin does not look outright harmful but it does not feel trustworthy, either. Regardless, the point in my first sentence is still true, verified with version 38.3.0 this afternoon.
Oct
5
answered With Thunderbird, how to keep track of >2 email addresses for the same person?
Sep
8
comment How many hours the PC has worked
@njzk2 I would amend that as follows: "Be careful if the drive is pre-2005." That would be a minimum of ten years old, on the far edge of the bathtub graph of HDD mortality.
Aug
7
awarded  Yearling
Aug
6
answered Is an SSD good for programming?
Aug
5
awarded  Teacher
Aug
4
answered What is the cable that runs from the cable modem to a wall outlet
Jun
19
revised Bash: ls * without folder grouping
Removed ridiculous quantity of extra spaces that caused a horizontal scroll bar.
Jun
19
suggested approved edit on Bash: ls * without folder grouping
May
16
accepted Loud optical drive
May
14
comment Loud optical drive
@RockPaperLizard no correlation to discs, only to what I am doing with those discs. Seems to be anything requiring high data rates that spin up the motor to max speed causes it.
May
14
comment Loud optical drive
@RockPaperLizard thing is it only does this some of the time, it comes and goes with the caveats I enumerated in my question. It has been doing this for a few months and does not seem to be going away. I will probably end up replacing the drive, the question is if there is anything I can do in the meantime. Sounds like "probably not."