The number 42 is amazing, and so to honor Douglas Adams answer to live, the universe and everything, I have collected 42 amazing questions/answers that we haven’t featured yet. These aren’t in any particular order, as they are all interesting or awesome in some way or another.
In short, don’t worry about it, unless you’re working with some kind of industrial equipment with VERY high currents on that cable (the amount of interference emitted from a power cable is proportional to the current on it). Household currents are unlikely to be a problem.
2 What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? – Environment variable can be a powerful tool to use. The answer is a great guide on the how’s what’s and why’s of environment variables within Windows.
3 Why do disks fragment? – With the advent of SSD’s and their completive prices there may come a day when fragmentation will become a thing of the past, but for now it’s something we need to deal with. The answers still provide insight to the woe’s of the the past when it comes to disk drive fragmentations.
4 How does a CPU ‘know’ what commands and instructions actually mean? – There’s a lot of “magic” that goes on behind the scenes as you operate your computer. All of this magic eventually ends up being assembly level instructions which in turn… well that’s the question, and the answers are pretty good at explaining the basics.
5 What makes a laptop overheat? – Laptops are notorious for overheating, and this question/answer duo helps to try to explain what it is.
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