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I like this one, because it's a good learning opportunity for people and applies to a broad audience. I'd also be interested in learning more about how this law applies to website owners outside of the EU. Why are websites suddenly asking me about cookies? (The answer relates to a new law in the EU regarding privacy and tracking)


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Why are websites suddenly asking me about cookies? I have for a long time known that websites give me cookies so that small pieces of information can be remembered about my habits, passwords etc. I accept this, but all of a sudden they are asking for my permission to do so. Why has this changed? What sparked this?


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My current favourite is this one. It's new, but it's a good question with some great answers that teach you a bit about how processors, or rather programmers, handle operations that don't fit inside a registers width. How can a computer calculate exponential maths without overflow error? I find the "fit inside a register" to be an important part because ...


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How much information can websites get about your browser/PC? Does anyone know of any other sites that will be able to get more information from the user passively like this? I'm not talking about port-sniffing or any kind of interaction from the user, just the info that a server can get from a 'dumb' visit.


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How does Windows detect battery issues? I have a laptop that's a little over 5 years old, and I've never changed the battery, so I believe Windows 7 when it tells me "there is a problem with your battery", and to consider replacing it. My question is: how does it detect a dodgy battery? Does the battery not have the same voltage that it used to? I ...


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From last week via @Sathya: How much information can websites get about your browser/PC? Does anyone know of any other sites that will be able to get more information from the user passively like this? I'm not talking about port-sniffing or any kind of interaction from the user, just the info that a server can get from a 'dumb' visit.


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Is the Windows Experience Index calculation the same on Windows 7 and 8 Is the Windows Experience Index score calculated the same way on Windows 7 and 8?


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Due to it having been a QOTW, I've undeleted it and locked the post for historical significance. It's not really a particularly on-topic question, but I think in this edge case it should be kept, for that reason.


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How to know if your computer is hit by a dnschanger virus? Perhaps could append how the computer got infected as well. Pro: Get to understand how a virus affects your computer. Preparing people for when a future attempt occurs. Con: Servers took down, might no longer be relevant / valuable. Might be more Security.SE material.


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Can AVI files contain a virus? Some people might not be aware of this, as well as sites that want you to dowload codecs; awareness of this is pretty crucial, which is why I think this could also make up for a good QotW. Many people assume such containers are safe, but it's never too late for a zero-day exploit.


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I've thought about doing a Review/How-To-Use of Hyper-V in Windows 8. I asked & answered this question: How do I install and use Windows Virtual PC in Windows 8? And found/answered this one as well: Windows 8 Hyper-V - how to give VM internet access? There are a few other features that I can go into detail like: Overview of Snapshots Requirements ...


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