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  1. Good tip re using coffee filter. I tried it on...

    Good tip re using coffee filter.
    I tried it on cleaning up Goo-b-gone. Effective. The coffee filter absorbs the oily residue.
    Goo-b-gone is to clean out sticky leftover by stickers (such as price...
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    Yes, MUST buy "*4* frequencies" cell phone. "3"...

    Yes, MUST buy "*4* frequencies" cell phone. "3" frequencies are not enough. THEN also to ask for encoding support such as GSM ,CDMA, TDSMA.

    Some phones list the 4 frequencies on a label under the...
  3. [SOLVED] Amazing and valuable info. Thanks, bbearren. ...

    Amazing and valuable info. Thanks, bbearren.
    Learn something everyday.
    Apparently it also applies to laptop.
    I immediately tried it on my laptop and it is also true!
    I then used a USB LED light...
  4. I also own an HP dm1 laptop (or is it mini-laptop...

    I also own an HP dm1 laptop (or is it mini-laptop or netbook?). And 2 more HP-dm1 I 'manage' for friends/relatives.
    Yes, I have slow down problems and I hope my experience helps.

    1.HP installs...
  5. Time will tell if a material is harmful. It is...

    Time will tell if a material is harmful. It is prudent to approaching new material with caution though.
    I'd say most new materials are not harmful or only minimally harmful. But why take the risk?...
  6. 95C, wow, that's hot. For consumer electronics,...

    95C, wow, that's hot.
    For consumer electronics, if the outside sensor (external to the chip) is that hot, the chip is very hot. And hot spots inside it are even hotter.

    The given specifications...
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    I used an unique email address (only for EaseUS)...

    I used an unique email address (only for EaseUS) to order from EaseUS. Now I receive spam using this email address.
    Either EaseUS has lax security or they sell the email list for extra profit.
    I...
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    I simply run web browser exclusively in sandbox,...

    I simply run web browser exclusively in sandbox, or from VM (virtual machine).
    My wife, had been hit by drive-by, now runs web in sandbox 100%.
    Better still, as RG says: Backup, backup, and...
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    Question A is like this: 1. Like free software...

    Question A is like this:
    1. Like free software
    2. Apple is 2X Windows PC price
    3. Install some software yourself

    And question B:
    1. Mostly boot up and use the web exclusively
    2. Seldom...
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    I'm not aware you can run both audio hardware....

    I'm not aware you can run both audio hardware. (Yes, it is 2 hardware: one on the motherboard and one in a sound card). BIOS toggles one or the other.

    However, if you buy another brand of sound...
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    'External' I take it to mean USB2.0 hard drive....

    'External' I take it to mean USB2.0 hard drive. You can format to exFat; I assume then the OS is Win7 and up.
    Still, sometimes the PC hardware maybe old. It may have limit on hard drive size: no...
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    Let the thread die, guys. It is now 'out of tune'...

    Let the thread die, guys. It is now 'out of tune' (out of focus).
    Windows Secrets is for fixing, repairing, info, etc.
    Just like a car driver may not care how an engine works but needs to fix it....
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    I don't know exactly what the request is. If it...

    I don't know exactly what the request is. If it means playing music, and at the same time, allowing talking/singing/rapping through the microphone (similar to Karaoke), then it could be done in a PC,...
  14. Agree with Aczer. Better, longer, after-market...

    Agree with Aczer.
    Better, longer, after-market antennae are the way to go. Best and cheapest.

    But do not buy antenna that has cable. Buy the one that can directly attach and replace the stock...
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    May I say there is confusion here. In system...

    May I say there is confusion here.
    In system point of view, and the inventor of the name CMOS, was by PC systems people ... for PC system, not for the component chip.
    It's meant to be the...
  16. This is an unknown gem for quite a while. PS2...

    This is an unknown gem for quite a while.
    PS2 ports have 5V output. (Pin-9 of VGA too!)

    Yes, mouse PS2 specification says its 5V is only 275mA (0.275A) capable. In 'modern' PCs, it is rarely...
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    @Coochin Great post. Reminder: PC/laptop is...

    @Coochin
    Great post.

    Reminder: PC/laptop is hardier than you think.
    When lightening strikes, or power line spike hits, and your PC/laptop does not boot, don't immediately go out and buy a new...
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    In theory, reading does not alter life of SSD....

    In theory, reading does not alter life of SSD. Only write cycles do.

    In reading, it senses the voltage of the memory cell only. In writing, it alters the states as well as physical properties of...
  19. Sometimes the earphone jack/plug is the problem....

    Sometimes the earphone jack/plug is the problem. Earphone jack/plug is the most inferior design ever made, IMO. But its use is the most widely spread and longest lasting.

    Some solutions:
    1. Twist...
  20. I downloaded Stylepix Portable free version and...

    I downloaded Stylepix Portable free version and tried it. (The paid Pro version is not portable.)
    Resizing by dragging corners does not work. Width sizing does not work. Only vertical sizing works....
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    I change FF29 to 'default 29.0.1' theme, with...

    I change FF29 to 'default 29.0.1' theme, with dark blue menu bar. The active tab now stands out in light blue.
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    First, if it works, don't mess with it. Second,...

    First, if it works, don't mess with it.
    Second, if you want to, or have to update BIOS, then do a complete backup first. Verify it as well. Better, do a drive image of your entire hard drive. Your...
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    I cannot help to smash a myth: Spinning a fan...

    I cannot help to smash a myth:
    Spinning a fan externally will not damage the fan, electrically or its electronics.

    I knew it was not true but needed data/experiment to verify. So ...
    Cut the...
  24. Even if under admin user mode, we seldom need...

    Even if under admin user mode, we seldom need admin rights while surfing. Lower your admin rights to limited user rights on the browser(s). It will increase security further under admin mode.
    For...
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    I try separating desktop from mobile (cell,...

    I try separating desktop from mobile (cell, tablet).
    On desktop, it shows Chrome is the win and still rises fast, the rest falls. IE falls fastest. Firefox slowly.
    On mobile devices (including...
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