Why Are Laptop Batteries So Bad?

If you are like most people with laptops you know that they are only as portable as the nearest outlet.
The companies advertise like their laptop batteries make these machines so that they can go anywhere with you and there will be no problem but there is a problem.


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ou only have a couple hours max of normal word processing type use and then you are toast unless you either have a backup battery or you can plug in somewhere and recharge.
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The other problem is that lots of places that you go and that you would love to use a laptop at aren’t able to supply outlets to everyone and so you are up a creek as they say.

So my main question for this piece is why are laptop batteries so bad?

To answer this question I am going to do a quick search on the internet and try to quickly glean as much information as I can in the next few minutes and then I will proceed to pack it in to the next 2 paragraphs or so.

Here I go….
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Well we will start with what most batteries are made of and that is Lithium Ion cells (older laptop batteries were made of nickel cadmium). These batteries have several advantages including no memory and no scheduled cycling (That does not mean however that it is a good idea to repeatedly run your battery dead).

These batteries are therefore low maintenance. However because their cell oxidation can not be reversed through cycling there is a definite and short lifespan for these batteries.

This turns out to be around two to three years and is not necessarily lengthened by not using as oxidation goes on in the form of self discharge even when stored.
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Now it is recommended that one stores the battery at about 40% capacity and in a cool place.

The 40% capacity gives it the ability to self discharge slowly without going all the way dead (which is bad for these laptop batteries, if you recall). These batteries will oxidize more slowly in cooler temperatures which prolongs the life.

These power cells are not meant for long term storage as already mentioned because the self discharge will drain it sometimes to the point of no return.

The reason why these new laptop batteries are so much more expensive than they used to be is because they require an internal circuit that prevents it from overcharging.

Overcharging can cause the battery to heat up and actually burst into flames.


Why that desktop wallpaper after all?

When my parents’ generation used to talk about wallpaper, they meant that piece of colorful paper that would be glued to the walls, instead of painting them.
The wallpaper was preferred to painting because it was sometimes cuter than any pattern that could be created by paint and it was also supposed to endure more than paint.


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y head is full of images of couples moving into a new house and going to choose the proper wallpaper for the dining room and the children’s room.

They would come back with huge packages in which the wallpaper was wrapped.
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Nowadays when we say wallpaper we actually mean desktop wallpaper, which is the cover of our computer screen, what we see in front of our eyes when we stop working for a few minutes and close the applications.

For people who spend a lot of time in front of their computers, the desktop wallpaper is much more important than any element of interior design at home.

And, since more and more of us are spending their time in front of the computer, then the desktop wallpaper is a concern for more and more of us.

Most people doing a regular office job would have the typical commonplace desktop wallpaper.
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The usual desktop wallpaper is a flower, the image of a forest, the sea. Such pictures can be easily found on the Internet and downloaded as free wallpaper on any number of web pages.

The desktop wallpaper becomes more exciting if it belongs to someone who has a specific hobby or to a computer specialist. Then, instead of desktop wallpaper, we actually have a celebration of this or that actor, or a very complicated 3-D image that we cannot easily identify.
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In these special cases, it may be more difficult to get free wallpaper with the desired image.

True fans will look through hundreds of Internet sites that have an offer for free wallpaper just to find the right desktop wallpaper. And it may not be so easy for them to find the free wallpaper they want.
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Even if they find the right desktop wallpaper, they may have to pay money for it. Then they will complain that the free wallpaper is not the right desktop wallpaper and that the Internet companies are ripping people off.

In their quest for the best desktop wallpaper, these people will keep changing and changing their desktop wallpaper, so you may end up having a lot of fun just taking a look at their desktop wallpaper every day.
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You may wonder how come you can find free wallpaper so easy, especially if you have no specific demands.

Who puts that free wallpaper online for unlimited download and why?

Maybe this is not necessarily a question that so many people ask, but it is certainly a question that may pop up in those dead minutes at work when you are trapped until the next report comes in, so you have nothing better to do than stare at your desktop wallpaper and wonder.
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The truth is that it isn’t important where the free wallpaper comes from. What really counts is the effect it has on us.

It is your desktop wallpaper that makes you relax, smile and sometimes remember. And all of this just because one afternoon you really wanted to put something nice in front of your eyes, to help through some of the more tedious days at work.

You went through many Internet pages with images and found a website with the possibility to download free wallpaper. You finally found one with beautiful images of coffee shops. You like that because it reminds you of how you really like to spend your time instead of being stuck in an office with no air conditioning.
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You would rather be in a coffee shop chatting with your friends. Then you also remember that on that. The free wallpaper you chose was an image of a coffee cup on a table. You have no more time to stare at your desktop wallpaper. The report is in and you must get down to work.

Free wallpaper brings a smile on our faces from time to time when we can afford a brake from routine.

Whether it reminds us of the wallpaper in our childhood room or whether it makes us relax just thinking of our good moments, free wallpaper is like the coffee we drink in the morning: indispensable.


Why You Need To Clean Your Windows Registry?

Registry is the database where data of programs and windows is stored.
Registry cleaner is software, used to run your computer faster and smoother.


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egistry cleaning is very important for a smooth running of your computer system.
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Whenever you delete a file form your system, the registry does not remove this data. Thus, a reference to the deleted file remains in the registry.

Gradually as the registry gets filled up with these databases, the computer gets slower and slower in its functioning. If the registry is not cleaned up regularly, severe damage can be caused to your computer.

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A registry cleaner scans the windows and finds out the outdated and incorrect information stored in your computer’s registry.

The software fixes this improper information enabling your system to be error free and run faster. The software is enabled with advanced features that make your computer run smoothly and efficiently. Registry cleaning makes your computer run very quickly and also safely.
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There are many advantages for registry cleaning. Your computer will have a cleaned up registry and no information in the registry will be cluttered. You can regain the lost disk space and use this for installing new software.

Registry cleaning will also block the installation of spyware and adware in your computer. If your computer was having any application errors, you can see that this has been fixed after you clean up your registry.

Your system will be maintained as it was in its initial stages and you can also understand your computer much better.
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If you do not clean up your computer’s registry timely, you can face different types of problem while using the computer.

When you are in the midst of doing important work related activity, your computer can suddenly crash or the system can get stalled all of sudden. This can have damaging impact on your work. Timely cleaning up and fixing of the registry will prevent you from facing such crisis.

There are different kinds of registry cleaner available.
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You can use the best registry cleaner available in the market to maintain the registry of your computer. Keeping your PC clean is very important if you want it to run efficiently all the time.

The registry cleaner software will help you in repairing some applications that are not working in your computer.

The software uses speed detection techniques to very quickly identify the missing and invalid reference from your windows registry.
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After identifying the problems, the software with the use of its advanced technology can easily clean your registry. After this your computer will start functioning, like a new PC. After installing the software you can customize its different options according to the requirements of your computer.

Many online sites provide registry cleaner software for its customers. Before you buy a registry cleaner, make sure that you are aware about its different features. This will help you in customizing the features of the software according to the needs of your computer.

Buy the best registry cleaner that is available for your computer.


The Internet Home Business Movement What You Should Know!

The Internet Home Business Movement What You Should Know!

The on-line Internet home business couldn’t be any more popular these days, were more, and more people are signing up for these so-called Internet home business opportunities.


It is estimated that over 100 thousand times a day Google the top search engine pulls up millions of results for the “work at home business” search. What’s even more interesting 740,000,000 results pop up when you type in those exact words. In 2 months that number may reach 1 billion results. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=work+at+home+business
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With the Internet so widely available, and with the constant increase of prices of almost everything we buy today, people are flocking to these Internet home business programs in record numbers. We did the exact search 2 months ago to find the number of results was significantly less about half the 740 million results we see today.

From advertisements like this one [[Censored, Link is not allowed]] it’s far too easy to get hooked on some “Internet home Business opportunity.” So the question today remains do these programs, and programs like these work?

Some experts agree the answer to that question is yes. These are the people who have been around the Internet since 1996. They are also the very same people who have created programs just like the one provided in the paragraph above this one.
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We are not all Internet marketing gurus, so we decided to ask the rookies of the Internet home business programs, how they felt about the programs that they joined.

Most of them told us that it is very difficult to get the first 100 dollars a month from these programs. But after you earn your first 100 dollars a month things “just get easier.”

“The reason for this is if you are lucky enough to make your first $100 you have figured out a system that works.” Said the owner of one of these popular work at home web sites. “The thing to do after you have made the $100 is stuck to the very same systems that work, and you will continue to earn money for as long as you own the web site.”
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The biggest obstacle for most people when starting is being able to bring in significant traffic to their sites.

One of the Internet’s largest industries is in the traffic sector. It is estimated that over 3 billion dollars a year is being spent by small businesses that also includes the new home business craze, on buying traffic from such services as Google AdWords, or overture.com.

Most of the people we found were trying desperately to make sales with their programs. These entrepreneurs often found themselves paying hundreds, and even thousands of dollars to search engines who offer what is known as a pay per click services. This service offers a client top spot advertising space on its search engine results. The search engines will charge their client anywhere from .10 cents to as much as five dollars a click depending on the bid, and the popularity of keywords selected by the client.

As more and more people advertise with these search engines the prices per clicks get higher, and higher, forcing Internet rookies to struggle even more when it comes to bringing in traffic. Even with the bought traffic, there are still no guarantees that you will break even.
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Here is something everyone who uses this method of advertising should know. Unfortunately over %50 of all the pay per clicks, clicks are not even from real prospects looking to buy into the web sites services, or products. Half of the clicks are coming from competitors trying to get an edge on their competition. Curiosity draws them to click on the advertisements costing the advertiser up to 5 dollars per click.

No matter what kind of web site an Internet home business plan gives you, or the bonuses they include. One thing is certain if you are going to make any money on the Internet, with any Internet program, You will have to make it happen for yourself. You will have to put yourself one step in front of the competition.

There is an upside to owning an Internet home business though. There is no shortage of people looking for ways to make money on the Internet!
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There are no shortages of people who are willing to pay money for informational products, and every day that the number of people surfing the web increases. The number of new web users will continue to increase for the next ten years, doubling every 5 years, making now the right time to become a well-established Internet home business.

Get the right training, and promote the right products you could find wealth right here on the Internet.

The number one thing all successful Internet home businesses have in common is the web sites owner’s willingness to succeed, they invested many hours of their time in promoting their web site’s products. They spend large amounts of time learning how to promote their businesses both online and offline, they spend the time optimizing their web sites for search engine rankings.

So the choice is all up to the seeker, Success will all come down to sheer will, and determination.


To sum things up the answer is yes, these programs can provide a good steady paycheck but, only to those who put forth the effort, and the time will profit from any on-line business opportunities. So if it’s and on-line business you are seeking to find out if you are willing to invest the time and effort it takes to be an online success, before you invest a single dime into any program that offers you a money-making opportunity. Remember to always do your homework before you sign up for any program. If you are still unsure never be afraid to ask.


Windows – What is Scan Disk?

Windows – What is Scan Disk?

ScanDisk checks and repairs file systems and bad data clusters.
ScanDisk is a system utility which is bundled with and all Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.


Scandisk was programmed to check the integrity of the hard disk drive to ensure that there are no significant issues which could corrupt your computer data.

aIt is used to scan your hard disk for errors caused by improper shutdowns, viruses, etc.

It was first seen in MS-DOS version 6.2. Previous versions of MS-DOS had only a very basic, purely text-based program called CHKDSK.

From Windows 95, SCANDISK added a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
 
 
aThe disk scanning utility bundled with Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP is also called CHKDSK and has the ability to check NTFS disk drives.

From Windows 2000 onwards, it has been integrated with Disk Properties under the title of “error-checking”.

The ScanDisk utility is owned by Microsoft, which originally purchased it from Norton (now Symantec).
 
 
 
aScandisk can scan and correct errors in your computer and can fix damage caused to critical Windows files, thereby improving system performance.

You can find Scan Disk in Windows 95 and 98 by going to Start Menu. Afterwards, go to Programs/Accessories/System Tools/ScanDisk.

In Windows 2000 and other later versions of Windows, Scan Disk has been given the title “Error Checking” under disk properties.

aIn order to run Scan Disk in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, you need to press the Start button and click on My Computer. On the list of disk drives, select the drive you want to scan. Then, click on the File menu and choose Properties. On the Tools tab page, click on the Check Now button.

As a final note, you should ideally use the Scan Disk feature once a month in order to ensure that your PC is free from errors.