Tom Wijsman

Belgium

Age: 25

I regularly visit Stack Exchange to help out people with their questions and help maintain the community. Located in Belgium, I am studying Computer Science at the University of Antwerp.

When I think a post can be improved I will try to do so by fixing grammatical or spelling errors, clarifying meaning without changing it, correcting minor mistakes, adding related resources or links. For the less obvious things of those I will leave a note in the edit, click on the date to see this.

I will only edit content in posts once, and let the author or other users be free to choose to rollback; when there are opposing views, we can raise this to meta to let the majority decide which revision of the post they want.

This will be done with respect of the original author and when I'm sure enough that it would only improve the post, if you need to contact me then you can e-mail me at the following address:

Or if you have enough reputation, try to send me a message with @TomWij on the Super User Chat where I am usually when I am online.

Have a nice day! :)

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comment What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?
@paradroid: For example, your PCMag article references the DisplaySearch firm which does research and consulting. They label themselves analysis experts that make predictions and reveal trends. Predictions and trends aren't observations. However, DisplaySearch is not a part of that industry. They are not the "laptop manufacturers" that make the actual choices based on their reasoning. Therefore DisplaySearch cannot state it as a fact that laptop manufacturers did it because they were forced to; all they can do is assume and have it spread as a misleading story that makes u assume it as a fact.
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comment What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?
@paradroid: No, journalists are not verifiable as they write the most misleading titles reflecting their own viewpoint. A verifiable source cannot be misleading or based on a viewpoint, because it must be the actual source of your fact. For your fact, a verifiable source would be multiple screen producers and manufacturers making statements about 16:9 being forced. They are the only ones that can feel forced to do this and therefore they are the only ones who could make it a fact. This fact is not brought to existence by the most renowned economists, predictors, statisticians or journalists.
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comment What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?
@paradroid Magazines are not sources of facts. Please refer to original verifiable resources. It's not a fact until you demonstrate it to be one.
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comment What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?
@paradroid: Uhm, no, it is not a fact. A statement concerning one manufacturer yielded from a discussion does not imply a fact concerning all manufacturers. Furthermore, a statement concerning screens for certain models does not imply a fact concerning screens for all models.
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comment What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?
@paradroid: Was the chicken first or the egg? You choose it the way you want to see it.
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comment What does 1080p mean in laptop resolution?
@Phoshi: That is only the case if you want to work on smaller and wider resolutions.
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comment What are some common "gotchas" associated with moderation activities?
+1 because the idea of collecting gotchas is good; however, try to keep your list short instead of listing everything that is possible. It can be more efficient to only list the most common ones that actually bother your peer moderators. For example, the first bullets under "Migration" are already covered by the flag dialog box already as you explicitly need to click "unclear", "off-topic" and so on...
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comment What are the various link types in Windows? How do I create them?
@Pacerier: Windows uses the old location system, where you can for example move a music folder around from its properties. Libraries are a new addition, which the OS itself barely uses as a result. Therefore I doubt if anything would break; as they are intended solely for display purposes, ...
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comment What are the various link types in Windows? How do I create them?
@Pacerier: Tricky question; as with anything, I think the answer to that is "depends on the software you run". As there might be software using the library API functions.
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