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Linux Foundation offers free online course

Jerry Cooperstein, PhD, Training Program Director at The Linux Foundation has announced the opening of their free online course, Introduction to …

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away - Nature and Environment

<i>Learn how to keep mosquitoes away with these handy suggestions to repel mosquitoes before they attack.</i><p>Humans have been taking aim at mosquitoes since …

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Can We Catch Phone Scammers by Their Audio Fingerprints?

Your voice isn't the only thing coming through during a phone call. Background noise, tiny breaks in the call, and other tiny clues can tell security experts where you're calling from and even what service you might be using.<p><b>Pindrop Security has a new way of beating</b> the phone scammers who prey on …

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How to Get Your Car to Pass the Emissions Test for Free

Refrigerator Maintenance: Refrigerator Compressor Repair

Simple fixes can save big bucks<p>Pull the fridge away from the wall, unplug it and remove the service panel. Swap in the new compressor and overload …

How to Replace a Toilet

Tips for a trouble-free, leak-free installation<p>If you’re buying a new toilet, you need to know the “rough-in” measurement of the old one. For the …

Replace Weather Stripping

Save energy and make your doors look more attractive<p>This old door had damaged brass weather strip held on by hundreds of tiny nails. We used a small …

How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.<p>Unplug the fixture or turn off the power at the main panel. Remove the …

How to Replace a Water Heater Thermocouple

Save your hot water heater with a new thermocouple!<p>Unscrew the thermocouple lead along with the two gas tubes.<p>Remove the burner assembly and detach …

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

How to Caulk a Bathtub

Someone told me to fill the tub with water first before caulking. I didn't really understand the reason why. Is this advisable?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>I …

Choosing the Right Mulch for Your Yard

There are many types of mulch out there, from plastics and cocoa hulls to wood chips and more. It's important to do your research so you know what kind is best for your yard.<p><b>Black Plastic or Landscape Fabric</b><p>Plastic and landscape fabric are typically used as base layers for more decorative mulches. …

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How to Correctly Detect Credit Card Type

Most card type detection tutorials and libraries use regular expressions without references, often omitting or incorrectly detecting card types. This …

Natural and Homemade Deodorants

In the ongoing project of “greening” my home and habits, especially in relation to all those routine products like cleaners, make-up and toothpaste, …

How to Boot Into Linux from Your Android Phone

Android (Rooted): Whether you're troubleshooting a problematic PC or you just prefer working in your own OS with your own tools, keeping a Linux boot …

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Nftables Steals the Show in Linux 3.13

It may have arrived a bit later than originally planned, but Linux 3.13 showed up in full glory on Sunday, complete with several changes that promise …

AT&T reduces 2GB Mobile Share Value plans by $15 per month

Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own -- in the completely opposite direction. The base rate for the company's 2GB Mobile Share Value plan is currently $55 (that's the base price, …

DIY: 5 All-Natural Facial and Body Mists to Battle Breakouts and Ultra Dry Skin

Winter isn’t merely the season when people slog through sleet and suffer from cracked skin and windburn: it’s also the time when many folks head off …

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

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3 Simple DIY Gadget Fixes

Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.<p>Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.

The “Yoga Mat Chemical” In Bread

Vana Hari is a blogger who writes on food and nutrition issues as the “Food Babe”. She recently launched a campaign against the use of azodicarbonamide, a dough improver, by Subway: “Azodicarbonamide is the same chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe soles, and other rubbery objects. It’s not …

TuneIn Radio Pro gets a new update, can now record to SD card

One of the best internet radio streaming apps on Android today, TuneIn Radio, has launched an update to their Pro offering that should make a lot of people happy. Version 11.2 came out February 18th with a few updated features. The one feature that most will be pleased about is the ability to …

Two years later, DirecTV customers can finally use Roku players to watch HBO Go

Even as HBO Go has launched on new platforms over the years, people who pay for TV service and HBO have occasionally found that their provider won't play along. That's been the case for DirecTV subscribers with a Roku ever since the app rolled out in 2011, but now things have changed. Customers …

How to Care for Your Shoes in This Shtty Weather

Originally published at Esquire.com.<p><b>What to Do When You're Soaking F**king Wet:</b><p>You were caught in a downpour and/or snowstorm on your way home from work. Act fast and do as follows.<p><b>Stuff your shoes</b> with crumpled-up newspaper and dry slowly, away from direct heat. Before they're entirely dry, insert …

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25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

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Who Makes the Most Reliable Hard Drives? - ExtremeTech

By on February 9, 2018 at 10:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Backblaze released its updated …

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Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium: Your smartphone might soon run on enzymes - ExtremeTech

By on January 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As you probably know, from …