2 computers wouldn't boot: I fixed one in oven, but other required the frig !!!
My Tablet-PC kept overheating and crashing. I found I could fix it temporarily by putting it in the refrigerator for a while. Finally, I used the vacuum cleaner to suck out all the dust from inside. Watch out! Don't use a big vacuum on the keys as they will get sucked up into the vacuum.
My Regular-PC was more of a challenge. It too was crashing. Putting it in the frig just made things worse. I was tossing and turning in my sleep when George Costanza appeared in my dream. He pointed his figure at me and said: "If everything you do is wrong, then the opposite must be right". It was at that moment that I realized that putting this second computer in the frig was a mistake. I immediately got up and headed downstairs to warm up the oven. Once is was a bit hot, I placed my computer in the oven on the hot tray with the rubber feet pointing upwards so they wouldn't melt. With the hot oven turned off, I left it in there for a couple of minutes. When I took it out, it was quite hot, but it worked fine, and has worked great ever since.
A large new study uses an online game to inoculate people against fake news.
- Researchers from the University of Cambridge use an online game to inoculate people against fake news.
- The study sample included 15,000 players.
- The scientists hope to use such tactics to protect whole societies against disinformation.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
- The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
Many governments do not report, or misreport, the numbers of refugees who enter their country.
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