Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Slow computer?

When computers get old, They will run the same speed as they are new, but that never happens anymore because of the high number of programs people install on computers over time.
If your computer is slow right after restarting, you might have too many programs set to open on startup. You should go through all the programs that have opened up and find ones you don't need. Under settings for most programs there is an option to start when windows starts up, which you can de-select.
Your hard drive might be slowing down your computer in 2 different ways: it is fragmented and programs take longer than normal to open, or it is simply too full. Under the hard drive's properties there will be an option to defragment, in which the program will analyze and tell you if you should or not. This may take some time. If your hard drive is simply full, you should upgrade to a higher capacity drive, or invest in an external hard drive to back up saved pictures, music and videos to.
Your computer's ram may or may not need upgrading. Most new computers have enough ram to run all of today's applications, but if you have an older computer that has been upgraded to Windows Vista/7 then your ram will likely be used up. While running all of your normal programs, you can use task manager to check your ram usage. If it exceeds your actual ram, it will use a portion of your hard drive that your programs will overflow onto, which slows things down drastically.
Lastly, a good antivirus program is a must to keep your computer running smoothly, and to keep bad programs from running in the background. I recommend Avast, it is free and works quite well.
I hope this information has been helpful!

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

That Tickles!

Worst Tattoo Customer In History - Watch more Funny Videos

I am planning on getting a tattoo soon, I have a feeling I won't be that nuts.

Taco Hell

It seemed like a good idea at the time, swing by to get some burritos and a soda to hold me over until I could cook a better meal later. A few burritos that could pass for pig slop and some fire sauce (necessary to make it edible.) Never again will I do that. Every time, I will ask myself, why? Why did I go to Taco Hell AGAIN. It isn't the fire sauce, I put that on other stuff and it comes out just fine. But why do I keep willingly ingest food that makes me sit on the porcelain throne for hours on end? Is it the glowing bell? The great "deals?" Or the fast service? The world may never know. All I know is I'm going to go to Jack in the Crack from now on.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

random funnies on youtube

Just some funnies

Energy crisis

We all know using gasoline is bad, but why do we continue to use it?  I could write all day on this subject but the short of it is, the market and the industry isn't willing to change. The market is full of ideas to stop consuming oil products, but these are merely a bandaid on an infected wound.
Hybrids are the biggest insult to the problem, they might get slightly better mileage, but the energy used to make the car in the first place far outweighs the pollution saved from using the car. These cars will release an abnormally high amount of smug during use too, which is very hazardous to the population.
Electric cars have different problems, mostly from  having to produce lithium batteries (huge pollution amount) and disposing of them.
Bio fuel cars solve the problem of where to get oil from, but many studies show bio fuel pollutes just as much if not more than gas.
The only real solution I can think of is internal combustion hydrogen cars such as the BMW hydrogen 7. It is possible to create hydrogen from electricity, if the source of the electricity is pollution free then the hydrogen would be pollution free, and you would get a true zero emission car. The only pollution would be from creating the car, which would be the same as a normal car.
Should we switch to this type of car? Yes. Will we? Probably not.

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