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 Pay For A MySpace Layout? Get One Free.

You have an account on MySpace, and everyone is talking about using different MySpace layouts.
You are wondering whether you need to pay for them or not.


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ell, you can be happy because there are many free MySpace layouts available on the net.
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When we talk about free layouts, you should know that there are thousands available for use.

And you do not need to pay a single penny for using them. Free MySpace layouts came into being because there were millions of users on the networking site.

Since everyone was getting bored with the same default settings, these layouts provided some fresh air for all the users. If you are looking to customize your profile, then the process is not at all difficult.
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There are thousands and thousands of free MySpace layouts that you can choose from. All you need to do is look for some good sites with the help of search engines.

Using this list, you can browse through all the layouts, which are being uploaded on the site. All you have to do is look for the code related to the layout, and then just apply the code on to the profile.
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The layout will be immediately uploaded on the profile.

Using free MySpace layouts will not cost you anything at all, as there are plenty of designers out there uploading new ones every day. And then you have the option to create one if you want as well.

By using the help of generators, you can create a layout of your choice. This will not cost you anything as well.
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All you have to do is get an image of your choice, and then apply them to the layout space available.

The image can be of anything that you like. Both choices can be done for free, and they are available with a great variety.

Free MySpace layouts are popular because of the great features that they have. Since there will be no need to pay for them, almost all users have them on their profiles.
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Though there are plenty of free MySpace layouts on various sits, there will be the need to pick the right ones.

The right sites will also have to be accessed. There will be many designers who are uploading new layouts almost every day, and thus it is imperative that you check before using the free layouts.
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Access to all sites will be free as well.

Because these options are free, there will be the need to keep looking out for the one you want, as there will be plenty to choose from.

You can have a lot of fun with the layouts, as there is a great variety. You can begin to choose with what particular tastes you have.

Free MySpace layouts do not mean that you will get only specific designs.


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.


Will Firefox Win The Browser War?

For as long as you can remember the basic Internet browser was Internet Explorer.
Of course, there was a moment in time when Netscape was trying to get that market share, but Internet Explorer won out and there are many people that don’t realize Internet Explorer is only their browser and they can change if they like.


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n fact, most folks believe Internet Explorer is the only option for reaching the Internet.
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However, this is not the case and there is a new kid on the block that is taking advantage of the security issues Internet Explorer has experienced and pulling a significant amount of market share in a short period of time. This newcomer web browser is Firefox.

Firefox is a browser that focuses on opening web sites rapidly while keeping those nasty pop-ups and spyware at bay.
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Firefox was in its final stages last summer and fortunately for the up and coming browser two federal agencies recommended Internet surfers choose a different browser than Internet Explorer due to security issues IE was facing.

This timing was perfect for Firefox and when it was placed on the web for download there were so many people trying to download at once the server almost could not handle all of the requests.
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However, Firefox came through and many web surfers switched from Internet Explorer. In fact, Internet Explorer held the market share for web browsers at 95.5%, but has slipped to 92.9% in just the few months Firefox has had its test version on the market.

This might seem like just a few percentage points, but these percentage points represent millions of individuals who have switched from IE to Firefox. In fact, approximately 23 million preview copies of Firefox have been downloaded.

So, what does this mean for IE and Firefox?

Who will win this browser war?

If Firefox continues gaining market share as it has then Firefox might come out on top.

However, if IE works to fix its security problems it can probably hold onto its 90% plus market share. Only the future has the answer, we will just have to wait and see.


Wireless Ethernet: A Viable Business Opportunity for the IT Consultant

During 2002, many vendors were rushing to market 802.11a (up to 54Mpbs) wireless Ethernet products that were supposed to be the next wave in wireless networking.
However, at the same time, an “in-progress” standard called 802.11g may supplant both the original 802.11b and newer 802.11a standards.


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o frankly, the “safest” bet for now may be to seek out wireless Ethernet hardware that supports all three standards: 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g.

Wireless Ethernet as a Business Opportunity

As an IT consultant you should be aware that wireless is a great business opportunity for savvy computer consultants.
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However, since there is a fairly large installed base of 802.11b (11Mbps) products already, and most 802.11a products are not backward compatible with 802.11b products (although many vendors are rushing to market with hybrid 802.11b/802.11a products), this 802.11a standard faces an uphill battle in the marketplace.

The Bottom Line about Wireless Ethernet

While wireless Ethernet will likely overtake wired Ethernet (Category 5) as the dominant small business networking standard at some point in the future, the “when” and “how” is still very unclear.

In the meantime though, many small business computer consultants are still finding wireless Ethernet to be a tremendous marketplace opportunity.


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Wireless Networking Cards – A Closer Look

Ok, so you’ve read all the cool stuff and heard all the great things about going wireless and then it just hit you.
However, that works you don’t know or care but it hit you. That was it, the little voice in your head said, “do it” and that was that.


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nfortunately, that was awhile ago and since that “moment” you’ve done your part.

You did some research into what was needed to upgrade your computer but it’s all just so darn confusing. You keep thinking, why can’t someone just give me a few basics so I feel more comfortable about this whole “upgrading” process.

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If the above paragraph describes you and if you’re the typical computer user it probably does, then it’s time to exhale, calm your nerves, grab a latte and settle in because hopefully this article can shed a little understanding on at least one aspect of going wireless – the network card.

Like most “typical” computers users, you love your computer and you’ve pretty good at surfing the net, using email and you’ve probably even gotten fairly proficient at using your favorite word processing program but when it comes to some of the more technical aspects of your computer or computing in general, you are probably about as close to a “deer in the headlights” as you can get.
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Hey, no problem because you’ve stumbled across a source that hopefully can shed a little light into that wireless networking card abyss.

See, those searching skills do come in handy.

Let me start out by saying that when it comes to selecting a wireless networking card you can pretty much ignore all the hoopla except for the following three key factors: range, speed, and standards.

Ok, let’s do it and take a look at a few specifics.
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Below is a typical specification for wireless networking card.

This one just happens to be for a Linksys wireless PCMCIA laptop card. Frankly, I can’t tell you if this card rocks or it stinks, I’m simply using it as an example. And with that, let’s take a closer look.

Here’s the description from Amazon:
11 Mbps high-speed transfer rate; interoperable with IEEE 802.11b (DSSS) 2.4Ghz-compliant equipment; plug-and-play operation provides easy set up; long operating range (up to 120m indoor); advanced power management features conserve valuable notebook PC battery life; rugged metal design with integrated antenna; compatible with virtually all major operating systems; works with all standard Internet applications; automatic load balancing and scale back; model no. WPC11
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Like I mentioned above, most of the specs can be ignored.

To start with, “compatible with virtually all major operating systems.” That means nothing.

It’s simply fluff to expand the description to make the card appear better.

Range

Take a look at where it says “up to 120m indoor”.

This means that the maximum range of the wireless card is 120 meters — sure if everything was perfect. And by the way, one meter is equal to about 39 inches or 3 feet.

However, in the real world where nothing is ever perfect interference caused by thick walls, other power sources and the list goes on could reduce this number by as much as 90% – so just be aware of this.
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And without enough range, your wireless network is no longer wireless and therefore – worthless.

It serves no purpose to go wireless if you have to keep your computer next to the wireless port in order for it to work or if you have multiple computers to keep them all in the same room to get them to connect to each other.
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As a rule of thumb, unless your walls are made of drywall or wood, it’s best to buy about four times the strength you think you’ll need.

Even in perfect conditions, get twice what you think you’ll need – just to be safe.

Speed

Take another look at the description and find where it says Mbps.
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Mbps is the speed of the wireless connection – 11 Mbps is about one and a half megabytes per second. All 802.11b wireless cards have a speed of 11Mbps, while 802.11g cards run at 54Mbps or nearly 5 times faster. And of course, the next generation will be even faster.

Clearly, speed is important to your wireless network because it’s going to directly influence how long you have to wait to connect, how fast pages upload, file transfer rates, and your overall computer experience is always better when things download faster.
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I don’t know about you but if something takes more than a few seconds to download, I start to get impatient.

However, because there are currently very few Internet connections running at speeds over 11Mbps – it’s really as much as you need, at least for now.

Standards

You’ve probably noticed in the above specs the number 802.11 followed by a letter b. The b is the standard that the wireless device conforms too. Currently, there are 3 standards – a, b and g.

In a nutshell, 802.11b and 802.11g are compatible with each other while 802.11a isn’t compatible with either.
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Due to the incompatibility issues with the other two standards and because it’s an older less robust standard I would stay away from cards using it.

Between b and g, b is cheaper but slower, while g is more expensive but faster. It’s also worth considering that adding a b-speed device to a network that has g-speed devices will often slow the whole network down to b-speed, making the g-devices pointless.

Basically, the network will operate at the speed of its weakest link.
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If your wireless device doesn’t conform to the right standards, it’s not going to be much good to you. I often see uninformed people bidding for used wireless equipment on eBay, not realizing that it’s going to be terribly slow and may not work with other equipment they might have.

Always check what standard the wireless equipment is using and if you don’t know the 802.11 letter, don’t buy it!

A great place to research and find answers to everything “wireless” is Zephyr Net. Simply click the Wifi Hotspot link in the resource box below.

The Truth about Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

The Truth about Data Entry Work at Home Jobs

Copyright 2006 Harrold Swalve


Online data entry is an excellent career to consider if you want to work at home.

The equipment needed for this type of job is very minimal. You only need a computer with an Internet connection, a table and a comfortable chair.
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Data entry duties include the inputting of correspondence, reports, and spreadsheets into a home computer and then transmitting that data using the Internet. Work at home data entry personnel may also proofread text, edit information, and maintain databases.

Data entry jobs usually offer flexible scheduling, allowing people to work when they want to and as little or as much as they want to. Some of the growing fields for work at home data entry include medical and legal transcription, medical coding and litigation coding.

This type of work is becoming so popular that many fraudulent websites have emerged offering data entry jobs, which promise huge profits. The best way to find a legitimate data entry job is visit a reputable career website. You are more likely to find a genuine work at home job using these websites.
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There are several freelance websites that post freelance data entry jobs. Avoid responding to ads that do not list a company name or contact information.

There are many reputable freelance work forums that can provide you with work at home data entry job listings. The forums are usually free to join and provide trustworthy information. Once you have found an advertisement for a work at home data entry job, check out the company by visiting their website. You can also do an online search using the company name and visit the Better Business Bureau website to see if they have been listed as a fraudulent company.
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Make sure you have a current resume once you have decided to apply for a work at home data entry job. The data entry field is growing, but it is still competitive.

You need to apply for a work at home position just as you would a regular office job. A professional resume and cover letter could put you ahead of the other applicants.

More and more companies are beginning to outsource work a home data entry jobs, but it may a take a little digging around to find this type of work. If you’re looking for an opportunity to work at home, then the reward of finding a work at home data entry job will be worth the effort.


The Success Brought by a Medical/Nurse Staffing Agency Business

The Success Brought by a Medical/Nurse Staffing Agency Business

Beginning a Medical/Nurse Staffing Agency Business apparently would be one of the biggest progressions in order to help lessen the nursing shortage crisis occurring here in the US.
In the bad side, a lot of entrepreneurs interested being involved in this type of business fails only because they are insufficient in the proper guidance needed to succeed in this highly challenging field.


Our recruiting manual comprises just about every perspective in the recruitment process.

Collectively, a MEDICAL/NURSE STAFFING AGENCY are a process in which you would search for a medical professional contender, and successfully bringing him in a HealthCare Organization or a Client Firm.
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Though the definition of what a Medical / Nurse staffing business does may be simple and uncomplicated, the process of recruitment is by far the part which may be not that easy. Creating relationships with a Client Firm and an applicant plays a very important role in the success of the Medical / Nurse staffing business.

In the several years of managing and having our own Healthcare / Medical Recruiting Firm Business and Nursing Staffing Agency Business it has gained us a lot of experience and knowledge for us to be able to assist YOU open your own business.
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We have developed a staffing software that has the main finish of increasing your productivity and provides your operating demands. The capability of your enterprise to fit a big amount of customers and their needs doesn’t issue. Even if you give your services to dual states and new taxing jurisdiction, it’s no large trade.

Keep in mind that Nursing Business is the only industry where there will always be a shortage. There is never a fear for competition. Now is the right time for any aspiring entrepreneur to get engage into this multi-billion dollar industry.


The Real Money Making Concept with Picmoney

The Real Money Making Concept with Picmoney the Real Online Internet Money Making Concept

Adsense is considered as one of the most powerful tool in a website publisher’s arsenal.
It enables a person to monetize their sites easily.


If used properly, it can generate a very large and healthy income for them. However if you are not using them rightly and just maximizing the income you squeeze from it, you are actually leaving a lot of money on the table. Something all people hate doing.

How you can start earning money with Adsense can be done easily and quickly. You will be amazed at the results you will be getting in such a short period of time.
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Start by writing some quality content articles which are also keyword incorporated. There are a lot of people given the gift of being good with words. Writing comes easy for them. Why not make it work in such a way that you will be earning some extra cash in the process.

There are actually three steps to put into mind before you begin writing your ads and having an effective Adsense.

Keyword search. Find some popular subjects, keywords or phrase. Select the ones which you think has more people clicking through. This is actually a keyword selector and suggestion tool that some sites are offering to those who are just their Adsense business.

Writing articles. Start writing original content with keywords from the topics that you have achieved in your search. Take note that search engines are taking pride in the quality of their articles and what you will be writing should keep up with their demands.

Quality content site. Build a quality content site incorporated with Adsense ads that is targeting the subject and keywords of your articles and websites. This is where all that you’ve done initially will go to and this is also where they will prove their worth to you.
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The proper positioning of your ads should be done with care. Try to position your ads where surfers are most likely to click on them. According to research, the one place that surfers look first when they visit a certain site is the top left. The reason behind this is not known. Maybe it is because some of the most useful search engine results are at the top of all other rankings. So visitors tend to look in that same place when browsing through other sites.

Some of those who are just starting at this business may think they are doing pretty well already and thinking that their click-through rates and CPM figures are quite healthy.

However, there are more techniques and styles to generate more clicks to double your earnings. By knowing these techniques and working them to your advantage, you will realize that you will be getting three times more than other people who have been previously doing what they are doing.
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Finally, Adsense has some excellent tracking statistics that allows webmasters and publishers to track their results across a number of site on a site by site, page by page, or any other basis you wanted.

You should be aware of this capability and make the most of it because it is one powerful tool that will help you find out which ads are performing best.

This way, you can fine tune your Adsense ads and focus more on the ones being visited the most rather than those who are being ignored.

Another thing you should know. Banners and skyscrapers are dead. Ask the experts. So better forget about banners and skyscrapers. Surfers universally ignore these kinds of ad formats. The reason behind this is that they are recognized as an advert and advert are rarely of any interest that’s why people ignore them.
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To really start making money with Adsense, you should have a definite focus on what you wanted to achieve and how you will go about achieving them. As with any other kind of business ventures, time is needed coupled with patience.

Do not just ignore your site and your Adsense once you have finished accomplishing them. Spare some time, even an hour, making adjustments to the Adsense ads on your sites to quickly trigger your Adsense income.

Give it a try and you would not regret having gotten into Adsense in the first place. If you need quality package for online money making through Google Adsense just visit adsenselover.com this is the worlds best adsense wealth empire package.

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