Author Archives: Colins Place

About Colins Place

Originally from the UK, now living and working amongst the corn and beans in small town Midwest USA

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 … Continue reading

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Forget Humidity, Dew Point is how it really feels

Pretty much every weather app has a percentage listed for “humidity.” The full name for this metric is “relative humidity.”  Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 http://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?

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. Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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In This Day In History – 1838 – Morse demonstrates telegraph

Okay, so I am a day late with this item. But this would be of interest to Ham Radio Operators, around the world. From http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph On This Day In History, January 6th, 1838. On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s … Continue reading

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