My faith in the WSJ has just fallen significntly.
"The maximum external dose recorded is 199 mSv (0.19 Sv), and the maximum internal dose that has been calculated is 590 mSv (0.59 Sv). The maximum total dose recorded to one worker was 670 mSv."
That's 19, 59, and 67 REM/HOUR. Not to mention these are actual readings from people who had geiger counters on.
Straight from a recent and official Fukushima report.
Its not even that you can't get 3G service sometimes... It can be that 3G service is overloaded.
One example is at outdoor concerts... Where suddenly tens of thousands of people show up. The 3G tower in place just can't handle it. No calls, no texts, no data... But full bars.
Switch to 2G because everyone is on 3G, and everything works. Sure data's not fast, but you can send texts and make calls.
1. Temperatures across the same model CPU can vary wildly even with the same cooler/paste.
2. It's not unusual to see different cores on CPU's having up to a 10C difference in temperature even.
3. Software hardware monitors are notoriously inaccurate.
4. Combine 1-3 and the thermal reading done in software from this article means exactly nothing at all.
5. 50C idle is flat out *horrible* for a desktop or server.
6. No information is given on the thermal paste used for the comparison. Maybe they used cheese in a can?
This is very simple water cooling. The principle is identical to what is found in high end overclocked systems.
Your coolant only needs to be cooler than the core itself to remove heat. It's been known for a long time that dumping the heat of an overclocked system into a room through a water loop will heat said room.
Even in the dead of winter when it's 0C outside, my *one* overclocked computer can keep my 300SQ ft room heated to above 70 degrees with no additional heat sources.
News? I guess. Definitely a stale idea though.
Just another example of a company resting on its laurels, while someone else moves ahead.
Wouldn't be surprised if DirecTV is gone in a couple years due to a mass exodus of customers to wired technologies. The only market DirecTV will still be able to appeal to is that where there is no cable/fiber optic available.
If the *actual* problem is surges due to your house being struck with lightning, a full house surge suppression unit will do NOTHING for you. The way surge suppressors work, is when the current/voltage spikes very high on the input, it grounds the line to dump the excess.
To better visualize:
Line in -> Breaker -> House -> Outlet -> Device
In a situation with a suppressor at the breaker, you would have this:
Line in -> Suppressor -> Breaker -> House -> Outlet
Such a setup would NOT protect you from a lightning strike, which is:
Lightning -> House -> Outlet -> Device
The only way to protect your devices from death due to lightning strike is to put a supressor between the outlet and the device:
Lightning -> House -> Outlet -> Suppressor -> Device
I find a good low cost option is to stick a Line Conditioner on each outlet that's sized for the devices that will plug into it. So my computer has an 1800W Line Conditioner, while my receiver and TV only have a 600W Line Conditioner. It'll only run a few hundred bucks to protect all the appliances you are interested in saving from lightning.
As mentioned by everyone else, if it's not life ending, insure it and just replace.
Honeywell is notorious for running competitors out of business, or buying up competitors and then simply discontinuing all their products. Specifically to control the market.
A good example of this is the window fan market, which Honeywell has almost a complete monopoly.
Several years ago there was a company called Lakewood Engineering that made, by far, the most effective and silent 'economic' household window fan. Honeywell bought them, and discontinued the model irregardless of the fact that their entire fan line was significantly inferior.
"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." - Voltaire