Episode #125 of the Stack Overflow podcast is here. We talk Tilde Club and mechanical keyboards. Listen now
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Yes! We Super Users like hats and want more of them! Yay to the hat dash promo!


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This is clearly a meta tag – no reason to have it really. This is Super User, a site for questions about computer hardware and software. Applications are software, so the tag really makes no more sense than software which is of course blacklisted. The user in question has been notified that these types of edits are counterproductive. If you see these ...


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Yes, I support adding Android and removing Gaming from the migration options on Super User Please note, I will view the vote split and only count positive votes, so downvoting the option you dislike won't make any difference. This is now status-completed!


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It seems to have three primary uses: The poster thinks they've been hacked, and they want to undo what the bad software/entity did. Example. The poster is trying to break into something and needs help doing so. Example. The poster wants to do something that may require whacking some system's internals (e.g. they're looking for a "Registry hack"), and wants ...


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Ahh to freely roam the land as the suspiciously Che Guevara-like character of Just Cause, to duck and cover with Alex and her best friend Dog, to carve the streets of Burnout city, to wax the tails of young wannabe fighter jocks in their achieved SR-71's, to projectile vomit zombie puke on unwary survivors, to crawl through Kryta with the drakes. Yes, I'd ...


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There's no point in running... I'll kill you eventually.


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Note: these flag decisions were reversed, and soandos's flag weight was restored. This discussion remains for historical completeness, but the issue has been resolved. These flags were declined because of a misunderstanding and some miscommunication. We're still having some discussions among the moderators about how to handle things like this in the future. ...


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How much power the system is REALLY consuming? I suspect that my ATX case's power unit from China provides FAR LESS power than it's supposed to. Is there a way to see (in real time) how much power the whole system is trying to consume and how much is it really getting? Maybe, not in watts, but the voltage is not enough, say, 4.5V instead of 5V. What I ...


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Good idea, but the wording in the question contains a double negative — "not about ... electronic devices except for home networking equipment" — which is a bit awkward. My wording proposal: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … computer hardware computer software personal/home ...


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The keyboard on Apple.SE also looks much better than the one on MSO:


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AFAIK, PC originally meant the line of IBM Personal Computers, and then also the compatible devices. This transformed to computers running Microsoft Windows using an Intel CPU, i.e. "Wintel" computers. But today, AMD is a strong competitor to Intel, and Windows isn't the only OS, especially not on a site like Super User, where questions of all computer ...


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I edited the question to be a little bit more generic, and I opened it for you. In this case I think it's a bit of a border-line situation. It's pretty specific to your corporate firewall settings (and corporate policies, too), but the general advice of "how to deal with web installers when behind a proxy" could certainly be useful for other people. On an ...


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Yes, player is too meta. What to do about it? On many questions, it's just decoration, duplicating a specific player tag. Delete those. On some other questions, separate word tags are used in place of a specific player tag. Replace those word tag collections with the appropriate tag. On some questions, it looks like it isn't actually about the player, ...


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I say we... Burninate IT!!! And then: Smash IT!!!! INTO OBLIVION!!!!


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I agree with Sathya, they don't add any value and should both be removed. To ease the process, I've merged exe → executable.


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How to find and remove "spicy" media files from my PC I think that this is worthy of question of the week: It is probably a question a lot of people have. It has sparked a lot of interesting conversation about cleaning out files from hard drives (especially if you don't know what they're called and you can't just format the whole thing). I think it could ...


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The Community has spoken. According to the election page, the new moderators have been picked: Congrats Daniel Beck, Oliver Salzburg & slhck for being the newest elected Community Moderators!


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I can see nothing wrong with the proposal. Would merge+synonymize. dual-monitor updating post history, 247 rows affected updating posts, 204 rows affected updating PostTags associations, 159 rows affected removing/renaming old tag, 0 rows affected updating count for master tag, 1 rows affected tag remapping of [multiple-monitors] and [dual-monitor] ...


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The offending downvotes have been removed and your reputation has been restored. The user responsible has also been contacted to inform them of our voting policies. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.


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I work for Amazon.com. The reason for this is that ASINs (the 'B...' number referred to by the OP) are not technically global - they are tied to a given marketplace (.com, .ca, .co.uk etc). Products can vary from region to region, and may not even be sold in a particular marketplace. In this case I suspect that the aforementioned Keysonic keyboard is not ...


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You mean this … … becomes this?


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Yes, mono contains 39 questions, so it should be easy to just retag those about the Mono framework to mono-framework and leave mono for audio. If these are more than 10 questions, you shold probably consider not editing them all at once to avoid cluttering the front page.


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How to store and preserve lots of data? I have many DVDs with movies and games, they are getting old and dusty, some of them are damaged. And I have more than 300 GB of general files in my PC. I want to store and preserve all of my data and keep them for a long long time.


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Why does Windows Progress Bar always give such horrible estimates? I realized this "bug" a long time ago, since Windows 95/98, but it still continues until today, on Windows Seven... The displayed remainder time was on 60 minutes, but the real time was less than 2 minutes.


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Yeah, on Super User .post-text a:hover's border-bottom: 1px #6C0000 dotted; is more specific than the border defined for .post-text .post-tag, and the variation in border definitions causes it to flip back and forth between the hover and non-hover states. Tweaking the selector/adding the border definition to the .post-text a.post-tag:hover style should fix ...


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Yes, since it's currently applied to many different things (routers, BIOS, SSDs, even Windows), nobody can be an expert in all things bricked. It's kind of like saying something's broken - not helpful in the least. I might be on board with, say, a bios-bricked tag because it's entirely possible for somebody to be an expert in saving toasted BIOSes.


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Yes, it should be removed. It adds nothing. From the existing questions, see if they can't be closed as too broad or just off topic before anything else. If they're otherwise good, then edit as necessary and remove the tag while you're at it.


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Split the tag to: for various media: audio-filter, image-filter, video-filter ffmpeg-filter (make synonym of video-filter) email-filter internet-filter file-filter (can also be used for some questions tagged with search and file/folder) Remove the tag for other cases, since they don't appear to be significant enough to justify their own tags.


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Yeah, delete itself does not imply anything. The tags could be more specific like data-recovery for getting deleted data back. Or data-removal or file-removal, though I doubt if they are even necessary, except when you don't have permissions on the system.


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Is it possible to use a storage disk (such as a USB drive) as RAM? My motherboard (HP Pavilion s3000y) only supports 2GB of RAM max. Which means that I can only allocate 1GB for running VMs, and applications that use a lot of RAM are slow (such as games and Visual Studio). Is it possible to use a storage disk such as a USB drive as RAM?


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