Murphy's Law Calculator From a formula for * Sod's Law provided by British Gas: ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)) "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!" Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever ! Score: 4.355 Risk Factor: 35286.9 You have a 43% chance of screwing this up ! You can minimize your risk by having a backup plan (redundant circuitry, alternate route etc.) British Gas commissioned Dr David Lewis, a chartered psychologist; Dr Keylan Leyser, an economist and business consultant; and Philip Obadya, a mathematician, to devise the formula. Murphy's Law Links: Note: Murphy's Law has long been known in the UK as "Sod's Law".
PC (Steam) "split-screen" guideIntroduction These are the steps I used to play Borderlands 2 in LAN co-op mode, with 2 players on the same machine, using 1 copy of the game and 1 Steam account. I know this is a long list, but a lot of this stuff only has to be done once! Also, some of the steps may not be necessary for everyone. Throughout the guide I will make references to "player 1" and "player 2"; I know there is no strict in-game character numbering, so my definition is that player 1 is the player who uses the default game profile (which is linked to a Steam user ID) and player 2 uses a secondary profile (more about this later). This is somewhat important because only player 1's profile & saves can be backed up with Steam Cloud Sync. Hardware You will need a fairly powerful machine to run 2 copies of the game in decent quality. Dell XPS 17 laptop (L702X)CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00GHzRAM: 8.00GBVideo: nVidia GeForce GT 555M 3GBWindowsYou need to be using an Administrator account for this to work. Sandboxie
How to Buy an Individual StockMaybe you’re not fluent in Wall Street–speak and you can’t name any members of the S & P 500. No matter: You can still expand your portfolio by buying individual stocks. (Experts suggest spreading up to 5 percent of your assets between several companies.) However, it can be challenging for an inexperienced investor to assess which business is worth her hard-earned dollars. Step 1 Ask yourself which industries you would like to invest in (such as energy or cosmetics). Step 2 Go to google.com/finance and find the forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for each company. Step 3 You’ve probably narrowed down your list. Step 4 Now you’re ready to purchase shares.
99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly FastOver the last several years working in IT for various companies as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Help Desk professional, I’ve written and learned about many ways to increase the performance of not only my PC, but also of the many PCs on my networks ranging from Windows 98 to Windows Vista. In this article, I hope to compile a complete list of all the different methods and tricks that I’ve used to get the last bit of juice out of a slow PC. Whether you are using an old PC or the latest and greatest in hardware, you can still use some of these to make your PC run faster. Note that since I write two blogs, Help Desk Geek and Online Tech Tips, I have previously written about many performance tips already which I will link back to throughout. There are probably a lot of great tweaks and performance hacks that I’ve missed here, so feel free to chime in with comments! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.