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Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking

Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking
it is a skill to do a good solder joint, it comes with LOTS of practice. so most people who rarely do it will ever get good at it. Bingo. Of course, part of the issue is having a soldering iron at the right temp with a properly tinned tip. Newbies aren't using soldering stations but a cheap iron they got at rat shack (You have questions? We have deer-in-the-headlights... erm... answers!). I don't expect to ever master tricky stuff like smts or even multilayer pcbs so I'm not much better then a newbie, anyway - and I totally suck at sweating pipe joints. Ah, well... SMT is actually a bit better than through-hole once you get the hang of it.

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How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Windows PC Or buy a better laptop next time. Descent laptop usually have easy access to the fan. Best example, is the Dell Latitude E series. 1 screw, and the entire bottom plate can be slide out like a remove cover. And you have full internal access. You can clean the fans easily, and if you want to change any hardware.. well in a few screws you can remove the entire motherboard. Why aren’t we building tools that transform the experience of being an engaged citizen? At FOCAS13 I was lucky enough to spend several hours talking about citizen involvement in city decisions, as part of a great working group. We ultimately produced a short proposal for the Public Experience Network, to help city staff directly tap experience around specific issues. During our presentation back to the group, I described our suggested approach. Build the tool, and get it widely in use — a tool-centered approach, but one that was guided by municipal staff and citizen needs... Feedback from the group was near-unanimous: we should start with people first. Start by building a network, understand the issues, and bring the tech much later.

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Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have Number 9 is a good one to keep in mind. There is a very popular store which I almost referred to as a retail outlet. I had to correct myself because I have known them to charge more than the Manufactured Suggested Retail Price, which should be the most that anyone should reasonably pay for any non-difficult-to-find item. They also have another shady practice. A friend of mine was on their mailing list for sales that they had in store when they had a NAS that was highly rated on a tech site. He printed the offer just in case because he read about this business' shady practices.

America Could End Homelessness in One Year by Doing This If America really cared about solving the problem of homelessness among it’s citizenry, here’s an idea that would work. Oh- and that opening line references the fact that as far back as 2011 empty houses in America outnumbered homeless families by five times, according to Amnesty International. Anyway, let’s say the problem with homeless people in America was a result of not enough housing.

5 Words You're Probably Misusing  We probably have all played the game of Telephone. Well, not all together, but each of us at one point or another. The idea is simple: A message starts at one end of the chain, and it gets whispered -- just once -- to the next player. That player then whispers the message to the next player, and so on down the line. By the time the message reaches the last player in the queue, it usually bears little resemblance to the initial utterance. List of unusual deaths This is a list of unusual deaths. This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Oxford Dictionaries defines the word "unusual" as "not habitually or commonly occurring or done" and "remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others

Hack Your Door to Lock and Unlock via Text Message @hahn: I don't know about all that. With the right safeguards in place, I think this would be secure enough for my tastes: 1. Ensure it only responds to messages from ones' own phone. (Perhaps with a log of attempts from other users.) Customize Your Windows Installation to Create the OS of Your Dreams You're lucky not to have the drivers' issue. Having a laptop means you ave to spend a day to reinstall all the drivers in correct order! Yup, I just have a desktop and Windows finds all my drivers for me. It's well worth doing for a first-install on a new box, especially if you're familiar with that version of Windows. I find it's much faster than doing it all afterwards.

Seeing a nuclear reactor start up is cooler than my sci-fi dreams I don't understand the notion of "on" with respect to the process the camera is looking at. I thought it was just a bunch of fuel rods lowered into super pure water, the rods are filled with pellets of nuclear fuel and are refined to such a degree that they naturally generate heat. When in proximity to other pellets and rods the heat builds to around 730 degrees heating the water. Where is there an on switch in all of this? The only thing I can think of is that they keep the pellets from touching each other and then push them together so they touch for the maximum heat effect. Is that the on moment?

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