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For computer technicians as well as all computer users, it is important to understand the common issues that you may run across. These problems depend on the type of computer as well as the type of software you use. This list offers 15 common myths associated with computer repair to dispel some false information you may have been fed over the years.
Link : http://www.computertechnician.net/15-common-myths-about-computer-repairFor computer technicians as well as all computer users, it is important to understand... more
Meet Angel Rogers shopping at Dorthea's Closet. She's an ordinary housewife wanting to help save the planet by doing more than switching to CFL bulbs. She's already Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, but she also uses the 4th "R" and Repairs her family's clothing. Trying to save the planet one stitch at a time, and saving money in the meanwhile.Meet Angel Rogers shopping at Dorthea's Closet. She's an ordinary housewife... more
According to Boing Boing, in a world of increasing hacks to new technology the industry is reacting but at the cost of users DIY repairs.
iFixit contacted the BB authors on Apples move to using tamper resistant screws for iphone and some laptops. iFixit is a free manual on how to repairs mobiles, computers and electronics.
iFixit says there are not easily available screwdrivers to use on the Pentalobe screws, meaning repair tools that do exist will be costly. With any in store repairs resulting in old screws being replaced with new Pentalobe ones. However, boing boing shows the manual company is tracking and planning to sell the correct screwdrivers.According to Boing Boing, in a world of increasing hacks to new technology the... more
Fail. Now he is under there he can fix the hand brake...
Mother of the Superfund: Love Canal Warrios Lois Gibbs in Marquette, MI - as Upper Peninsula faces grave environmental battleMother of the Superfund: Love Canal fighter & environmental warrior Lois Gibbs speaks in Marquette, MI Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Northern Michigan University
Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs to speak in Marquette
October 14, 15, 16, 2010
Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs is coming to Marquette, as the Upper Peninsula faces its worst pollution crisis in history with the development of dozens of sulfide "Acid" mines - the first of which is under construction on the sacred Yellow Dog Plains.
Northern Michigan University
Jamrich Hall 102
http://www.savethewildup.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Lois-poster-Print.pdfMother of the Superfund: Love Canal fighter & environmental warrior Lois Gibbs... more
There's no need to replace something just because it's a bit worn. In fact, mending something broken does more than keep it out of the landfill. It saves you money and can give an old item a bit of personality!
When I was folding laundry the other day, I discovered that my very favorite vintage dress had snapped its straps. This was one of those garments that I'd wear basically the second it came out of the laundry, and there was no way I was going to let such a small problem mean the death of this thing!
It turns out that it's super simple to mend a broken strap. All you need is an iron, a sewing machine or needle and thread, and about 30 minutes.
http://greenupgrader.com/11729/how-to-mend-a-broken-strap/There's no need to replace something just because it's a bit worn. In fact,... more
A little bit late, but vacation and many other planning took place before this, but here it is. Charlie Xun presents the TX-999 Desperate Measures, specially made to repair consoles. But the public and market version will be the TX-999OD , the original design, which will be the middle machine, the missing link, between the 35mm T-862 and the 55mm T-870A , in both, Area of coverage, and price. Also Charlie gives you some tips about the work for making it better, that you can apply before and during your procedures.A little bit late, but vacation and many other planning took place before this, but... more
A little bit late, but vacation and many other planning took place before this, but here it is. Charlie Xun presents the TX-999 Desperate Measures, specially made to repair consoles. But the public and market version will be the TX-999OD , the original design, which will be the middle machine, the missing link, between the 35mm T-862 and the 55mm T-870A , in both, Area of coverage, and price. Also Charlie gives you some tips about the work for making it better, that you can apply before and during your proceduresA little bit late, but vacation and many other planning took place before this, but... more
The Door Security Pro Door Security Guard reinforces wooden door frames by adding almost 5' of steel to it. 70% of burglars kick in doors. 80% of the time door frame failure is the cause. The Door Security Pro Door Security Guard prevents door kick ins. It's easy to install and it lasts forever.The Door Security Pro Door Security Guard reinforces wooden door frames by adding... more
I seem to spend half my life repairing either one of my PC's or someone elses. From now on I'm just going to email this to anyone who phones me up, wanting me to reformat their laptop because they've put too much porn on it.
It is still quite technical though, the picture is just one of the branches, click the link for the full chartI seem to spend half my life repairing either one of my PC's or someone elses.... more
The government backed “Cash for Clunkers” rebate program helped dealers sell off 2009 models, and a wave of new vehicles is coming in anticipation of the federal mandate that cars average 35.5 mpg by 2016. If you haven’t updated your vehicle in years, it will be more important than ever to analyze your needs and wants before you buy.
The choice is much more complicated than simply picking a small, mid-size, or large vehicle. If you’re considering a hybrid, you might be happy to hear the reality behind some common myths about the dependability of dual-powered vehicles.
Fleets of Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrid taxis in Vancouver, San Francisco, and New York City have reliably been in service for more than 200,000 miles. The first generation Toyota and Honda hybrids were introduced more than a decade ago and there are definitely thousands of satisfied hybrid owners.
Another misconception of gas-electric hybrid vehicles is that they are expensive to maintain. With the exception of the hybrid's battery system, there is some crossover in parts between hybrids and gas-powered vehicles.
The batteries in a hybrid or electric vehicle don't get better with age. No one expects the batteries in a 15-year-old electric razor to still hold a charge, and the same will probably be true for a 15-year-old hybrid vehicle. Hybrid batteries are typically covered by at least an eight-year warranty. The replacement cost for new nickel-metal hydride Prius batteries keeps dropping, but a new battery pack still costs around $2,000.
A check of the RockAuto.com online auto parts catalog shows hybrids often share fuel injectors, oxygen sensors, water pumps, brake pads, shock absorbers, air conditioners and other commonly replaced parts with conventional, gasoline-powered models. Hybrids do have unique and expensive parts like the Prius’ $3,700 power inverter, but RockAuto.com shows routine repairs and maintenance for a hybrid do not always have to cost more.
The RockAuto.com Repair Index automatically pulls prices from the company’s vast auto parts catalog based on year, make, model and type of part. It’s a quick, easy way to compare parts costs for different models and the results can be surprising.
While some cars may be appealing because they are better for the environment or great on gas savings, for the average driver some fully electric cars may not be worth the cost to purchase or maintain.
A new lithium ion battery pack for the fully-electric Tesla Roadster – with a sticker price of $101,500 – costs around $36,000. New 100 percent electric vehicles by Chevrolet, Chrysler, Nissan and Mini will have lithium battery packs that cost more than $10,000. A battery pack’s limited shelf life means a fully electric or even a gas-electric hybrid might not be the best choice for a retiree planning to drive 3,000 miles a year for 20 years and then pass the vehicle down to a favorite grandchild.
For more like this join the green transportation group at http://current.com/groups/green-transportation/The government backed “Cash for Clunkers” rebate program helped dealers... more
In an orbital first, astronauts opened up and installed new electronics on one of the Hubble Space Telescope's most important instruments on Saturday. But NASA must now wait for the results of a battery of tests to see if the ambitious repair job was a success.
The space shuttle Atlantis is currently orbiting Earth on an 11-day mission to refurbish Hubble and extend its life until at least 2014. This is the fifth and last mission to service the telescope, which NASA hopes will leave Hubble with its best vision yet.
After two days of spacewalks that ran over-schedule, astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel made short work of the repair of Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), expected to be one of the most challenging tasks of the mission.In an orbital first, astronauts opened up and installed new electronics on one of the... more
Hubble precisely measured the age of the universe. It found evidence of dark energy. It brought you images of distant galaxies in the young universe. And now, with the state-of-the-art instruments delivered by Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), the Hubble Space Telescope will look onto the universe with new eyes, surpassing even its previous vision.
Hubble was designed to be repaired and upgraded by astronauts, and these servicing missions have occurred several times since Hubble’s launch in 1990. NASA has selected a crew for the upcoming servicing, and the astronauts are currently training. The mission is scheduled for August 28, 2008.
Veteran astronaut Scott D. Altman will command the final space shuttle mission to Hubble. Navy Reserve Capt. Gregory C. Johnson will serve as pilot. Mission specialists include veteran spacewalkers John M. Grunsfeld and Michael J. Massimino, and first-time space fliers Andrew J. Feustel, Michael T. Good and K. Megan McArthur. Grunsfeld, Massimino and Altman have visited Hubble on previous servicing missions.
SM4 has an ambitious program of activities and three main objectives.
The first objective is to extend Hubble's operational life by at least five years. Over a series of five spacewalks, astronauts will replace all six gyroscopes, install new batteries, and exchange a degraded Fine Guidance Sensor with a new one. They will also install replacement thermal insulation on critical component bays of the telescope, and attach a mechanism that will aid in Hubble's final de-orbiting.
The second objective is to enhance Hubble's scientific power. Astronauts will install two new instruments, the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). WFC3, which sees in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, will improve Hubble's sensitivity 10-30 times because of improvements in technology and design that have occurred since the last instruments were installed.
COS, Hubble's new spectrograph, will improve Hubble's sensitivity at least 10 times. Spectrographs are instruments that break light into its component colors, revealing information about the object emitting the light. COS sees ultraviolet light, which is particularly important because most of the ultraviolet light from space is absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere, making ground-based telescope observations impossible.
The third objective is to repair Hubble's out-of-commission instruments, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). STIS stopped working in 2004 and ACS failed in 2007.
ACS is Hubble's most prominent camera. Its wide field of view and ability to see in wavelengths from ultraviolet to visible light allows it to conduct broad surveys of the universe, study the nature and distribution of galaxies, and examine some of the universe's earliest activity. ACS was responsible for the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Image, NASA's deepest view of the cosmos.
STIS is a spectrograph. It separates light into its component colors, allowing scientists to examine the object's temperature, chemical composition, density and motion. STIS can see in ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared and has been used to examine black holes, quasars and planets.
If these objectives can be successfully carried out during the servicing mission, then Hubble will be at the apex of its scientific capability, with six working, complementary science instruments. These upgrades will keep Hubble functioning at the pinnacle of astronomy well into the next decade.
Hubble precisely measured the age of the universe. It found evidence of dark energy.... more
The people that customize cars on "Pimp My Ride" walk Current TV through the behind the scenes of making an average piece of junk into a tricked out ride.The people that customize cars on "Pimp My Ride" walk Current TV through the... more