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Comment by Denis on Geekly Update - 27 April 2017 (April 27, 2017 11:12 PM)
When looking for airfares I have noticed that I get a price but if I leave the booking site then go back even only a couple of minutes later, that the...
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Finally! Webroot has recognized Windows as Malware!...
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"Electron Sink" = Where dirty electrons get washed-up!...
Comment by Barbara on Geekly Update - 27 April 2017 (April 27, 2017 06:50 PM)
I was in the market for a particular blender. I looked at amazon.com, then went directly to walmart.com where I found it for $10 less. The next day ...
Comment by Lucy on [SHOCKING] Protect Your Stuff Against Static Discharge (April 27, 2017 06:39 PM)
Interesting topic for me as I am very susceptible to this static issue, which I have solved with low tech. I have shocked my computer, heat & A/C th...
Comment by Reg on Geekly Update - 27 April 2017 (April 27, 2017 03:54 PM)
RE: Online shopping. Yep. Seen it. When I bought a hood for my riding lawnmower about 2 months ago the original search performed on my desktop compute...
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When I first heard of Amazon's "dynamic pricing" I was angry. The on the Freakonomics podcast, there was a report about using the same technique to ra...
Comment by Therrito on [SHOCKING] Protect Your Stuff Against Static Discharge (April 27, 2017 01:24 PM)
I used to work for Daicel Safety Systems of America (DSSA) in Kentucky. They made the canisters of gas that inflated the airbags in your car or picku...
Comment by Donny on [SHOCKING] Protect Your Stuff Against Static Discharge (April 27, 2017 03:22 AM)
Please pardon me for being pedantic, but I'd like to add to the comments regarding induced currents in ground lines. Yes, ground loops are real, but ...
Comment by JohnC on [SHOCKING] Protect Your Stuff Against Static Discharge (April 27, 2017 02:44 AM)
Interesting reminder here, Bob. The employees at my former workplace would kill their fax machines. Being the IT support guy, and being a small compa...

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