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Ford Technology ROASTS Inside Of Police Vehicles At 133 Degrees Fahrenheit To Kill Coronavirus

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A new piece of software introduced by the automaker and designed specifically for its line of Police Interceptor Utility vehicles cranks heat inside the cars to 133 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. ... read more

Robot Cars Made By Driverless Technology Company Will Deliver Prescription Medicine To CVS Customers

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The company Nuro says it will start making deliveries with its autonomous fleet of Toyota Prius' and then switch to its smaller and more dedicated robot, the R2. The cars will start out with one safety attendant. ... read more

Be Ready For The Next Power Failure

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A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. See video here. It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on ... read more

Useful Websites

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Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center delete old ... read more

No Annoying Prompts

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Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter? ... read more

Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org ... read more

We Have No Reason To Believe 5g Is Safe

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via Scientific American "The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks" See also ... read more

The Truth About Electric Cars

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From: Anonymous See Electric-Cars... "At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric ... read more

Where You Belong

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I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say... " You would fit in well in New England ... read more

Stop 5G On Earth And In Space

( education / tech / phones )
"We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from () countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G network ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more

Soyou Dropped Your Phone Into The Toilet?

( education / tech / phones )
Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow.com/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, the toilet had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home! Speaking of ... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails

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Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: " Hi, your account was recently hacked! M ... read more

URL Expander

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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices.com. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable. ... read more

USB Turntable

( culture / music / tech )
I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it works! ... read more

How To Drain A Toilet

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I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself. It all started after I had to use a "snake" to unclog it. The snake left marks. My wife bought some ... read more

Being Human

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Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking "Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human." Not that it could ever understand it, anyway. ... read more

Salt Water Filter Invented

( education / tech / environment / water )
Salt water filter invented See also, Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete? ... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the t ... read more

Cool Website

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Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura.com "In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, book ... read more

Google Chrome Extensions

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Some of these Google Chrome extensions want permission to "... read and change all your data on the websites you visit." What the ...? Why would I give ANYONE that kind of permission? ... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

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I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car ... read more

Keyword / Cookie / Browser Analytics Failure

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Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? — The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man once again — I'm all about Kanye! Not. 50 Cent's ... read more

Cool, Not Cool

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Cool! But bad news for locksmiths? keyme stores a copy of your house key in the cloud Not cool ... read more

My Phones

( education / tech / phones )
In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8 ... read more

Whatever Happened To WordStar

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I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar ... read more

MIT Creates Solar Cell From Grass Clippings

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MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings "A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to ... read more

Things That Make You Sayyou've Got To Be Kidding

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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll give you ... read more

Solar Power Without Solar Cells

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Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this ... read more

Computer Stuff

( education / tech / computers )
Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where I'm seemingly forever searching for a job in this crappy-ass economy. So, if I can learn it well, it will serve me well. Vi ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd! It Was On Good Morning America!

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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, but just in case it's not, I'm forwarding it. Filed under: Internet ... read more

Possibly Useful Site

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For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle.com My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff. ... read more

How To Anonymize Your Browsing

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To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:Sites Anonymouse.org ConnectInPrivate.com ... read more

New MP3 Player For My Car

( education / tech / transportation )
I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion! ... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to ... read more

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