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Comment by Peter on Here's How to Make Your Computer Indestructible (November 16, 2019 06:48 PM)
It reminds me of Shadow Defender which returns the computer to its previous state after a reboot. What I do is make regular (daily and intra-day) bac...
Comment by Steve on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 04:14 PM)
I recall a Dell desktop with a whine coming from the power supply fan. After discharging any power left in the supply, I opened the case, removed the...
Comment by BAW30s on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 01:15 PM)
The effects of PSU deterioration can be quite subtle compared to those Bob describes above. One I have come across more than once is that the compute...
Comment by BaliRob on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 08:39 AM)
The original complainant was talking about a 'noisy fan making an awful noise'. As Bob has reminded everyone that HEAT is the enemy of the computer. ...
Comment by RandiO on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 05:08 AM)
@DaveSmart >> The answer is yes and then some more. But the better answer should be either "maybe" or "sometimes"; after factoring in the 'you gets w...
Comment by Brad on Here's How to Sanitize Your PC With PrivaZer (November 16, 2019 05:04 AM)
I've been a happy camper using PriaZer for several years. Running two desktops and one laptop all have Windows 10 I'm wondering if the negative commen...
Comment by Dave Smart on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 16, 2019 12:43 AM)
The article refers to an overloaded power supply as one of the causes of a failure. While I was providing technical support (10 years back) I recall ...
Comment by Robert A. on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 15, 2019 11:32 PM)
Unfortunately, most big-name computers quite often use a proprietary designed power supply in their tower/desktop computers, which means that the owne...
Comment by Butch on Will VoIP Service Replace Your Landline? (November 15, 2019 11:15 PM)
I have severe hearing loss. Until such time as the CaptionCall people can use something other than a landline connection, I *have* to have landline....
Comment by GregC on Is It Time to Replace Your Power Supply? (November 15, 2019 09:27 PM)
Some power supplies have a fuse inside, but don't count on it. If nothing at all happens when you press the start button (ie no fan bump, no beeps etc...

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Hey, It's My (digital) Birthday!

Today I'm celebrating a birthday. It was 24 years ago, in July 1995, that The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace. And ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on, with my continuing guaranteed to make you better looking and 146% smarter. Read on!

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A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Announcing... The Rankin File!

I've started a new website, and what better day to officially announce it than on my birthday? The Rankin File offers 'small business tech and tips' for those who run their own business. If you have a home-based business, a small business with employees, or you're even thinking about starting your own business, The Rankin File is for you! And as the name suggests, it's not just for business owners. If you're a secretary, office manager, or wannabe techie, my tips will help you score points with the boss. Read on to learn more about what you'll find in the Rankin File...

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Tourbus - The Final Bus Stop

In case you haven't heard, The Internet Tourbus is rolling up to its final stop. After 16 years of online publishing, Tourbus is one of the longest-running email newsletters. But two things have happened this year, prompting me to hit the brakes. Here's the full story...

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Who is Bob Rankin?

Every so often, people ask about my background, and how I got started with computers and the Internet. I've published bits and pieces of my bio before, but never a detailed account of my professional life. So here it is, with a few interesting personal asides...

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My Cholesterol Level is Too High!

After a routine physical, I got the news from my doctor that my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But this LDL and HDL stuff is a wakeup call for me. Clearly I need to exercise more and be aware of foods to avoid high cholesterol. So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

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Bonzai - It's a New Puppy!

I know I'm supposed to write about computers, the Internet and nifty gadgets, but life is more than all that electronic stuff. I'm so happy with my new puppy that I've just got to show him off...

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