Friday, December 19, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough -- ScienceDaily

If data could be encoded without current, it would require much less energy and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. Scientists have made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device.



Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough -- ScienceDaily

Sunday, December 14, 2014

AT WITS END! - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:) (Windows Vista) | HP® Support

Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:) (Windows Vista) | HP® Support



I have read all the pages about this but still get the error. Anyone know the secret method to fix this? I last removed the recycle.bin from D: but still getting the error. I am very ready to capture the image and then remove the D: partition.

Friday, December 12, 2014

HP dv9000 F11 factory reset problem

I was working on a DV9000 the past few days and couldn't figure out what was wrong. Received it with a mouse pointer on a black screen. Nothing worked but the mouse. So I first think virus right?

True enough used my proprietary tool belt to loosen them all up. So now I have gotten the documents, music and pictures off but still have a f'd up littered with malware remnants pc.

We go to restore from factory defaults.

No go.

It recognizes all the startup items EXCEPT F11.

Turned out to be an easy fix.

Go to Disk Management and make the D: partition active, reboot.

Capture.PNG


VIOLA!



Anyway, just wanted to share.





http://forum.notebookreview.com/hp-compaq/449919-hp-dv9000-series-system-recovery-f11-problem.html

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Recovery/SOLVED-How-I-resolved-the-quot-F11-not-working-quot-on-a/td-p/1350899



http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Recovery/hp-pavilion-dv9000-vista-recovery-manager/td-p/1597575




Friday, December 05, 2014

The Pentagon Finally Details its Weapons-for-Cops Giveaway | The Marshall Project

The Pentagon Finally Details its Weapons-for-Cops Giveaway | The Marshall Project



What military equipment has your local police, sheriff or game warden received from the Pentagon? Click the dropdown to select your state and start sifting through the newly released data from the U.S. Department of Defense’s 1033 program.




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Militarization Of The Nation's Police | Techdirt

After A Temporary Show Of Enthusiasm, Government Lapses Back Into Not Caring About The Militarization Of The Nation's Police | Techdirt



Then the Ferguson protests began after Michael Brown's shooting in August, and the media wassuddenly awash in images of camouflage-clad cops riding armored vehicles while pointing weapons at protesters, looking for all the world like martial law had been declared and the military had arrived to quell dissent and maintain control. 

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Pope Just Released A List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and They Are Spot On |

The Pope Just Released A List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and They Are Spot On |



The Pope’s 10 Tips for a Happier Life
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”
2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”
3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist — gaucho Don Segundo Sombra — looks back on how he lived his life.
4. A healthy sense of leisure. The Pope said “consumerism has brought us anxiety”, and told parents to set aside time to play with their children and turn of the TV when they sit down to eat.
5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for family,” he said.
6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. “We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs” and be more vulnerable to suicide, he said.
7. Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest challenges we have,” he said. “I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?’”
8. Stop being negative. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,’” the Pope said. “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.”
9. Don’t proselytise; respect others’ beliefs. “We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyses: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you,’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytising,” the Pope said.
10. Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,” he said, and “the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive” and dynamic.
Courtesy of the Catholic News Service.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Math Behind McDonald's Monopoly Revealed - Business Insider

Math Behind McDonald's Monopoly Revealed - Business Insider



So here are the only game pieces that are actually very valuable. Don't trade these away:
  • BROWN: Mediterranean Ave, odds 1 in 30 million wins $1,000.
  • LIGHT BLUE: Vermont Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins $5,000.
  • PINK: Virginia Ave, odds 1 in 200 million, wins $10,000
  • ORANGE: Tennessee Ave, odds 1 in 602 million, wins Super Bowl tickets.
  • RED: Kentucky Ave, odds 1 in 15 million, wins one of 40 plane tickets for two.
  • YELLOW: Ventnor Ave, odds 1 in 300 million, wins $20,000
  • GREEN: Pennsylvania Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins one of 15 Fiat cars. 
  • BLUE: Boardwalk, 1 in 602 million, wins $1,000,000 in $50,000 annual payments.
  • RAILROADS: Short Line railroad, 1 in 150 million, wins a year's supply of gas. 
Note that the rare piece is alphabetically the last property in each group, except for Boardwalk


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/math-behind-mcdonalds-monopoly-revealed-2014-9#ixzz3HMzvfQ5A