Archive for January 2012
10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st
UNLAP YOUR LAPTOP
Do you have "toasted skin syndrome" -an unusual-looking mottled skin condition resulting from long-term heat exposure. That could be a result of using your laptop computer on your lap for frequent extended periods of time. Temperatures under laptops have been measured at up to 125 degrees.
Consider placing a thermal barrier between you and your laptop, such as an extra layer of clothing or mattboard. Better, don't use your lap for holding the computer for long stretches. It's especially important, to keep it off bare skin.
Dark Clouds For Kodak
in December that she will resign from its board. And that makes three
recent departures. Adam Clammer
and Herald Chen
also resigned in December. Kodak continues its efforts to sell patents
as a way to generate cash to fund operations. They've not had a profitable year since 1997. Stock price? When we last checked, it was less than one dollar a share (65 cents). They have also warned Wall Street that, unless $500 million can be raised, they may not survive 2012. Maybe you should bronze that last roll of Kodachrome.
Plagued by Frequent Wrong Numbers?
Back in the old days, phone numbers were handed out to phone companies in blocks of 10,000
by the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA). Today,
with the proliferation of cell phones and other devices requiring a phone number, NANPA provides numbers in blocks of just 1,000. If you're planning ahead, it's expected that North America will run out of 10-digit phone numbers by 2040. All this results in numbers being recycled
much faster than before. Almost 37 million are recycled each year.
If your new number used to belong to someone or something you'd rather not be getting calls for, you can request a new number from your phone company. But be advised that since the numbers are computer generated (from the telco's assigned blocks), there's no way of knowing ahead of time if your "new" number had been issued previously. Amazingly, there are still about 30 million numbers issued each year that have never been used.
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