Why Is There a Colored Block on My Toothpaste Tube?

There’s a curious little detail on your toothpaste: a colored block right at the top seam. Given that it’s truly just a small, colored square, does it serve any real purpose? It does!

https://www.lifesavvy.com/89651/why-is-there-a-colored-block-on-my-toothpaste-tube/

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Don’t Panic: You Can Keep Using Windows 10 Until 2025

After Microsoft announced Windows 11, several publications raised the alarm that the new OS would make millions of PCs obsolete. Luckily, you can keep using your current PC hardware safely with Windows 10 for at least four more years. Here’s why.
— Read on www.howtogeek.com/741245/dont-panic-you-can-keep-using-windows-10-until-2025/

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Forget Humidity, Dew Point is how it really feels

The Problem with Humidity

Pretty much every weather app has a percentage listed for “humidity.” The full name for this metric is “relative humidity.” It tells us how much the air is saturated with water. Most people assume that a high relative humidity percentage is what determines how humid it feels, but that’s not entirely true.

Humidity can have a huge effect on how hot it really feels outside. Thankfully, weather apps typically include humidity numbers, but you’re probably looking at the wrong ones. What you should be checking is the dew point.

https://www.howtogeek.com/733421/forget-humidity-dew-point-is-how-it-really-feels-outside/

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Will iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Run on my iPhone or iPad?

Every year, Apple rolls out a major refresh of its iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems for iPhone and iPad as well as Apple Watch updates to watchOS. As always, iOS 15 is a free upgrade—if Apple still supports your device.
— Read on www.howtogeek.com/732980/will-ios-15-and-ipados-15-run-on-my-iphone-or-ipad/

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Vintage Electronics Store

Just watched an interesting video in Youtube. This is a large store that sells loads of new old stock computer and electronics items. Looks like somewhere I want to visit, one day.

This is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That is a few miles north of Chicago, Illinois.

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The Strange Story of DC’s Lost AM Radio Station Still Transmitting Inauguration Road Closures From 2013

The Strange Story of DC’s Lost AM Radio Station Still Transmitting Inauguration Road Closures From 2013
— Read on www.thedrive.com/tech/39549/the-strange-story-of-dcs-lost-am-radio-station-still-transmitting-inauguration-road-closures-from-2013

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How to Add “Move to” or “Copy to” to Windows 10’s Context Menu

via How to Add “Move to” or “Copy to” to Windows 10’s Context Menu

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Did You Know?

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Did You Know?
Thomas Edison proposed to his second wife via Morse Code (he’d previously taught her how to communicate using it so that they could talk secretly in the presence of her family).
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The chips are down for Moore’s law

09 February 2016:

The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore’s law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.

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Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s law, the principle that has powered the information-technology revolution since the 1960s, is nearing its end.

A rule of thumb that has come to dominate computing, Moore’s law states that the number of transistors on a microprocessor chip will double every two years or so — which has generally meant that the chip’s performance will, too. The exponential improvement that the law describes transformed the first crude home computers of the 1970s into the sophisticated machines of the 1980s and 1990s, and from there gave rise to high-speed Internet, smartphones and the wired-up cars, refrigerators and thermostats that are becoming prevalent today.

None of this was inevitable: chip makers deliberately chose to stay on the Moore’s law track. At every stage, software developers came up with applications that strained the capabilities of existing chips; consumers asked more of their devices; and manufacturers rushed to meet that demand with next-generation chips. Since the 1990s, in fact, the semiconductor industry has released a research road map every two years to coordinate what its hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers are doing to stay in step with the law — a strategy sometimes called More Moore. It has been largely thanks to this road map that computers have followed the law’s exponential demands.

To read the rest of this story,  follow the source at the link below

http://www.nature.com/news/the-chips-are-down-for-moore-s-law-1.19338

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Windows 10 high data usage?

Having updated my computer from Windows 8.1, to Windows 10, I noticed that my data usage went up, considerably.

Upon researching online, I found an answer, on a Microsoft Community board.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/high-data-usage-with-windows-10/68b4863d-aa3c-4b2c-ad3a-2c2d5bf6e881?page=2&auth=1

The gist of the answer, I found, concerns the settings on Windows 10, that shares the Updates with other users.

“In windows 10, Go to Setting >  Update & Security > Advanced Options > Choose How Updates Are Delivered.

It says with the option enabled you allow your computer to send parts of previously windows updates to other people on LAN, and on the internet.

This means, when you downloaded Windows 10. You are helping seed it to others now. Unless you turn it off. Then you are back to your regular usage.

Hope it helps!”

I tried changing this setting, and it works…

My laptop, that came with Windows 8, I later upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the upgrade to Windows 10, it seems to be faster, and it certainly starts up up quicker. It takes some learning, and playing with various settings, to get it how you want it though.

Colin (KC9PDY)

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