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 You Need To Find Out More About DVD Rental By Mail

Going out every time you want a DVD rental can be so taxing, that is why it is so fantastic that there are places where you can get a DVD rental by mail.
These guys make renting movies almost too easy and fast, who needs brick and mortar movie stores now?


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ot me that is for sure!

I don’t know about you but the late fees are what get me every tie I try and go to a movie rental store in person.
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It is so hard to remember that you have a movie due back. I mean, how often do you have them tot take back and we are all so busy and we all have so many things on our minds.

That is why I do all my renting from online movie rental places. This way I never have to worry about late fees and I can take my time watching the DVDs.

That takes such a load off of my mind! And I can actually enjoy the movies now.
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When you are an online movie rental membership that allows you to take part in DVD rental by mail you will be able to rent as many movies as you want each month and you can send them back whenever you get around to it.

There is never anything to rush about and never any worries because you didn’t get to watch the movie yet. If you have a hectic schedule you will be able to relax and take your time because there are no penalties for sending your movies back weeks from now even.

You can put off your watching for a couple of weeks and that won’t matter either. No matter what you can have the peace of mind knowing that you have no deadline to stick to, your time is your own again.
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And look at it this way: Blockbuster and those other regular DVD rental stores are not ever going to bring their movies to your door. They expect you to get in your car and pay the zillion dollars for gas to drive there even though it is out of your way.

Getting DVDs by mail is much easier because you get to choose your shows online and then have them shipped right to you. The farthest you will ever have to go is your front door!

Things don’t get much more convenient than that. Don’t you love what you can do with the Internet?

I know I sure do!
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When it comes to getting your rentals by mail it doesn’t matter if you watch two movie a day or one every 6 months you are still going to love being a member of an online movie rental store.

They are cheaper and easier to deal with and they won’t run your life like those other stores will. These types of rental services will change your life and make it a whole lot simpler not to mention way more fun.


Wireless Router & Security: A Step-By-Step Guide

Setting up a wireless router is easy.


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ssentially you turn your cable or DSL modem off and your wireless router on.

Then, you connect the router to the modem with a cable, and turn the modem back on. You are more or less done.

The wireless network wizard on your computer will pick up the router and, if your ISP does not have any special requirements, away-you-go, you are on the Internet.

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For ease of setup and configuration, manufacturers ship wireless routers with all security disabled.

Therein lies the problem. If you do not take any further steps to secure your router, and a surprising number of people don’t, your network will be wide open to all passersby and strangers. It’s like you’ve hung out a sign, “The door is open. Please come in and help yourself.”
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The problem is not that strangers will be able to use your router to access the Internet but that, without further protection, would-be intruders will be able monitor and sniff out information you send and receive on your network.

Malicious intruders can even hop on to your internal network; access your hard drives; and, steal, edit, or delete files on your computer.

The good news is that it is relatively easy to secure your wireless router.

Here are three basic steps you should take.

1. Password protect the access to your router’s internal configuration

To access your router’s internal setup, open a browser and enter the routers setup URL.
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The URL will be specified in the manual. The URLs for D-Link and Linksys routers, two major manufacturers of wireless routers, are http://192.168.0.1 and http://192.168.1.1, respectively.

For Linksys routers, leave the user name blank and type “admin” (without the quotes) in the password field and press enter. To change the password, simply click on the Password tab and enter your new password.

For other routers, please consult your manual. Alternately, you can search on the Internet with the term “default login for “.

Don’t be surprised to find quite a number of pages listing default login parameters for many different routers, even uncommon ones.

2. Change the default SSID (Service Set IDentifier)

The SSID is the name of a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network). All wireless devices on a WLAN use SSIDs to communicate with each other.
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Routers ship with standard default SSIDs. For example, the default SSID for Linksys routers is, not unsurprisingly, “Linksys”.

As you can see, if you don’t change the default SSID of your router a would-be intruder armed with a few common SSIDs from major manufacturers will be able to find your wireless network quite easily.

To change the SSID, click on the Wireless tab. Look for an input item labeled SSID. It will be near the top. Enter a new name for network. Don’t use something like “My Network”. Use a name that is hard to guess.

3. Disable SSID broadcast

Wireless enabled computers use network discovery software to automatically search for nearby SSIDs.
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Some of the more advanced software will query the SSIDs of nearby networks and even display their names. Therefore, changing the network name only helps partially to secure your network.

To prevent your network name from being discovered, you must disable SSID broadcast.

In the same screen that you changed the name of your network, you will see options for SSID broadcast. Choose “Disable SSID” to make your network invisible. Now save all your settings and log out.

Since your wireless network is now invisible, you will have to configure your computers to connect to your wireless network using the new name. On Windows XP, start by clicking on the wireless icon in the Notification Area and proceed from there.

With these three steps, your network now has basic security.

However, if you keep sensitive information on your computers, you may want to secure your wireless network even further.

For example, you can…
– Change the channel your router uses to transmit and receive data on a regularly basis.
– Restrict devices that can connect to the router by filtering out MAC (Media Access Control) addresses.
– Use encryption such as WEP and WPA.

As with most things in life, security is a trade off between cost (time, money, inconvenience) and benefit (ease of use).
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It is a personal decision you make. However for the majority of home uses, the three basic steps plus WEP/WPA encryption provides reasonably strong security.

Turning on encryption is a two-step process.

First you configure your router to use encryption using an encryption key of your choice. And then, you configure your computer to use the encryption key.

The actual process of configuring your router for encryption varies from router to router. Please consult the router’s manual.
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There are even stronger methods for ensuring security.

A strong and robust security method is RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service). Using RADIUS requires additional hardware and software.

However, there are companies that offer RADIUS security as a subscription based service. The fees are reasonable and dropping.

Therefore for example, if you run a business on your wireless network, have sensitive data on your computers such as credit card information, and have a number of users who access your network, you should consider using RADIUS.

Since the service sector for RADIUS is dynamic and growing, a search on the Internet with terms like “RADIUS subscription” or “RADIUS service” is probably the best way to locate one.


The Question Your Online Money Making with Picmoney

The Question Your Online Money Making with Picmoney

For the last couple of months, Google Adsense has dominated forums, discussions and newsletters all over the Internet.
Already, there are tales of fabulous riches to be made and millions made by those who are just working from home.


It seems that Google Adsense have already dominated the internet marketing business and is now considered the easiest way to making money online.
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The key to success with Adsense is the placing of ads on pages that are receiving high traffic for high demand keywords. The higher the cost-per-click to the advertiser, the more you will receive per click from your site. Obviously, it does not pay to target low cost-per-click keywords and place them on pages that do not receive hits.

With all the people getting online and clicking away everyday, it is no wonder why Google Adsense has become an instant hit.
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For some who are just new to this market, it would be a blow to their pride knowing that their homepage is buried somewhere in the little ads promoting other people’s services. But then, when they get the idea that they are actually earning more money that way, all doubts and skepticism is laid to rest.

There are two major, and clever, factors that some successful webmaster and publishers are learning to blend together in order to make money easier using Adsense.

1. Targeting high traffic pages on your website. If you check on your logs, you will discover that many of your visitors are taking advantage of the free affiliate marketing resources and ebooks that you are offering on your site. In simple words, your ads are working effectively and are generating more clicks. It also means more money for you.

2. Placing Adsense links on pages that are producing little, or better yet, no profit. By placing Adsense on a free resources page, you will reduce the amount of potential customers being lost to other sites. Tricky, but effective nonetheless.

When learned to work effectively, these two factors are actually a good source of producing a minimal amount of revenue from a high traffic page. Many people are using this strategy to pick up some extra and cash with Adsense. This is also especially rewarding to informational sites that focus their efforts on delivering powerful affiliate link free content to their visitors. Now they can gain a monetary return on their services.

With the many techniques that people are now learning on how to make the easiest money by their Adsense, it is not surprising that Google is trying everything to update and polish their Adsense in order to maintain their good image.
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The possibility of adding is 2nd tier in Adsense is not impossible. With all the people spending more time in their Adsense now and still more getting into this line of marketing, there is no doubt about the many new improvements yet to be made. Imagine the smiles on the faces of the webmasters and publishers all around the world if ever they sign up for sub-affiliates and double or even triple the amount that they are already earning.

The one particularly handy money-making feature that is available with Adsense now is the ability to filter out up to 200 urls. These gives webmasters the option to block out low value offers from their pages as well as competitors to their websites. Talk about taking only those that are advantageous and discarding the ones that seem “useless”.
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With Google Adsense, the possibilities are limitless. Yet there is also the possibility of someone taking advantage of the easy money process that this internet marketing is doing. If you think more about it, these negative factors may force Google to break down and thrash Adsense in the process. If that happens, people would have to go back to the old ways of internet marketing that does not make money online as easy as Adsense.

For now, however, Google Adsense is here to stay. As long as there are people wanting to earn some easy cash online just using their talents, the future ahead is looking good. Besides with all the strict guidelines that Google is enforcing over Adsense, it will take awhile for the Adsense privileges to be spammed and even terminated.

If you need full Google adsense coverage and google adsense package then you must go to adsenselover.com or if you need one legitimate online money making concept on internet then have a look at picmoney.com these are the real money making techniques over the internet.

People are fulfilling their dreams with these both adsenselover and picmoney sites.


The Miami Heat As Your Business??

The Miami Heat As Your Business??

What do I mean by this title “The Miami Heat As Your Business?”
Simply put they just won the NBA championship and many of the elements they used to be Number 1 will allow you to be Number 1 in your business when you apply them.


You get many of the things that led to their success by listening to the comments of the players and coaches after the clinching game Tuesday night (June 20, 2006).

Success leaves clues and some of the ones they cited were 15 strong (as in it takes 15 players on a basketball team) and no browbeating your teammates when they make mistakes.

Now to the 4 Championship Factors:

1. The ‘Zo Factor…as in Alonzo Mourning

He was diagnosed with kidney failure and announced his retirement from the NBA on October 3, 2000 to deal with his health. Fortunately for him his cousin donated him a kidney. Because of what he has done he is an inspiration to many others.
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While in the hospital receiving the kidney he read both of Lance Armstrong’s books to pull inspiration for himself. He actively took part in his own healing process.

After the game he was talking and credited his mindset for his recovery. He never gave up, always knew and believed he’d get better, visualized himself as healthy again, never got pissed and asked “why me”, and realized there is always someone out there worse off and found something to be thankful for.

You can overcome setbacks in your life and business as well.
 
 
 

2. The Riley Factor…as in Coach Pat Riley

He said he really started achieving success when he stopped worrying about what others thought of him. So he felt no pressure when the media said it was on him to win the title this year.
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He said he would give up his 6 previous championships (4 as a head coach, 1 as a player, and 1 as an assistant coach) for THIS ONE! Why?

Because it was 18 years between championships so it seemed like an endless pursuit and there were many frustrating failures along the way making this one so much sweeter.

It was so special because of the long drought, media and fan criticism through the failures, the great adversity faced by this year’s team, and the ULTIMATE GOAL finally realized.

He was so confident he brought only 1 change of clothes to Dallas believing they would win despite having ZERO WINS there. His 15 strong concept allowed former superstars to put their egos aside for the good of the team.

3. The Shaq and Flash Factor…as in Shaq and Dwyane Wade

Shaq is aware of his fading career and was willing to defer to current superstar Flash. The close relationship between the 2 stars yields tremendous team chemistry.

Flash learned to lead by example on the court. Shaq was a mentor to Flash and only player on the team with championship rings.

4. The Teammates Factor…as in 13 others

The others were open for 3 point shots when the 2 big guns were covered. They provided timely defense and blocks when problems arise and assignments are missed. They would take charges and pain for the good of the team.
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Also, they provided timely scoring when the team was in need and veteran experience and leadership to weather the in-game storms.

These elements outlined above are what yields success. They are the fingerprints of the Miami Heat’s championship. When you apply them to your business obviously you see they will maximize your profits don’t you agree.


The Latest Home Business Trend is 150 Years Old

The Latest Home Business Trend is 150 Years Old

One of the hottest new ideas for a home-based business got its start in the Civil War era.
By the 1860s, sewing machines had become affordable for the average family, and because these machines reduced the time it took to sew a garment by up to 80 percent, enterprising women had time to sew for extra money.


A century and a half later many women, and men too, are earning a living with home sewing.

The Small Business Administration estimates that as many as 14 million Americans make their living from home. Sewing has a proven track record as a home-based business in dozens of niches, including upholstery, bridal wear, crafts and quilts.
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Sewing machine manufacturers have responded by producing “prosumer” models, such as the Janome Professional Series, with professional performance but consumer-friendly ease-of-use, making it possible for even more entrepreneurs to start home-based sewing and craft businesses. In a world of mass-produced products, shoppers value custom-made items, and many are willing to pay a premium for them.

Dianna Grundhauser ran her own quilting store on Maui, Hawaii. After five years, she decided the long hours necessary to run a retail location weren’t worth it and began running the quilt-making portion of her business out of her home.

“To do the kind of work I do, I needed an industrial machine. But I didn’t have the room,” said Grundhauser.
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She purchased a Janome 1600 Professional, a high-speed, straight stitch machine with the performance characteristics of an industrial model – speed, power and durability – and the size and convenience features of a home machine. Grundhauser now has a successful home business and sells her quilts online, which helps keep overhead costs low.

But home sewing businesses don’t always stay small. Scott Jones didn’t even know how to sew when he decided to make a custom-fit fleece jacket for himself as a college junior. His company, Beyond Fleece, now sells to serious outdoor enthusiasts around the world.

In addition to the 1600P, Janome’s Professional Series includes the 6600P full-featured sewing machine and the CoverPro coverstitch machines.


The Key to Success in your Home-Based Business

The Key to Success in your Home-Based Business

When you start your own home-based business, the most important key to success depend on your self-motivation to push yourself ahead against any obstacles you encounter.
Success really depend on the amount of time and effort you put into to build your home-based business.


Do accept the fact that it take time for any kind of business to succeed and it may take a couple of months or years to see the fruits of your labor.
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Have you ever asked yourself how many years of studies you need to put in before you can get a Degree or Master?

You must approach home business ownership with a positive mind and take into account the sacrifices that must be made to make your dream come truth.
 

Always remember this:

Get-rich-quick schemes doesn’t work. If they did, then everyone on the face of the UNIVERSE would become millionaire.

As a Boss of a new home-based business, you have to learn about business organization, planning, marketing, time management wearing many hats all at the same. You learn to be independent as you invest an increasing number of hours to nurture it, watch it grow and bloom into a successful enterprise.
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In return, you gain a WEALTH of BUSINESS EXPERIENCE along the quest of your business journey before you finally make a commitment to quit your employee status and do it full-time.

When working for your home-based business, you are empower to achieve many things you can never do and learn. You are no more the employee stuck to the same old ROUTINE kind of work from 9 to 5. Your 10 years of job experience doesn’t have any INCREASING VALUE as it is just like a year of work experience repeated 10 times. You are no more at the command of your tyrant boss who wouldn’t let you take time off when your little children falls sick and the same tyrant boss who called you during your off-duty hour to rush back for work for the sake of the company. You are so busy and often work late that you forgot the beauty of the rising sun.

Just think, owning your home business means you can make money and take good care of your family simultaneously. Of course, the best part is that you don’t have to worry about being out of job.

Ever wonder why many businessmen like Donald Trump can went bust and then back to become a MILLIONAIRE again within a short-period of time?

It is The WEALTH OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE they have accumulated as an entrepreneur which will always remain inside them for the rest of their life.


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.