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Comment HP Printer Cartridge Warranty is worthless (Score 1) 387

I live in Sri Lanka, and I use an HP Color Laserjet. I got stuck with outdated toner cartridges (genuine HP, but over 4 years old) which just died. So I went to the official HP agent ... and the manager tells me, "No, that warranty is invalid ... are you kidding, warranties on toner?" So I guess the "worldwide" warranty only works if you're willing to go back to the USA and file a complaint there. Anywhere else, good luck.

Comment Simple and foolproof "soft" method (Score 1) 173

Just prepare a 512-byte buffer with all "U" (uppercase letter U) and write a serial number on TOP of it starting with 1. Then dump that buffer, incrementing the serial number as you go, until the disk is full. 1) Flash disk compression will fail because of the serial number, so all "spare areas" will be filled. 2) The "U" is a series of alternating 0s and 1s - very high hysteresis for magnetic drives. 3) Anybody assuming that "deletion" is only removing directory entries will be unpleasantly surprised. Very easy with Linux and C.

Submission + - Have You Been Unknowingly Undermining Your Diet? (haveyoubeenunknowinglyunderminingyourdiet)

damonwells615 writes: We all understand that the best foods for our diet plans are lean meats, whole grains and healthy fats. These would be the ingredients that will give us the energy and protein we need. They help our bodies remain balanced without infusing lots of calories that we have to work extra hard to burn off at the gym. Did you realize, though, that a number of the foods you are eating that are supposed to be perfectly okay by dietary standards, could be keeping you from losing weight at a good pace? They could even be making you gain more weight! Here are a few of the foods which may be undermining your diet work.

Sports Drinks aren't aiding you at all. You have most likely been told that your sports drink is the best way to replenish your body’s electrolyte levels after a workout. Many health professionals agree, though, that if your training is fewer than ninety minutes, water is a fine way to do this. Sports drinks are full of calories and sugar and a lot of other stuff like artificial flavors and colors that will defeat any of your attempts at eating a natural plus healthy diet. Instead, have a shot at drinking some chocolate milk. The sugar in chocolate will help your muscles start to repair themselves plus the calcium in the milk will strengthen your bones.

So many people think that drinking a protein shake is a good way to stop cravings when it isn't meal time. When you're eating an normally healthy diet, however, a protein shake just sends you into protein overdose. Converse to popular belief, protein isn't really stored as muscular fiber, it is stored as fat. This means that if you have already ingested too much protein that day, your system will simply store what it doesn't need in your fat cells and that doesn't help you lose weight or inches of your waist line at all.

Pre-packaged deli meat isn't as good for you as you may think. You probably are convinced a sandwich that is produced from pre-packaged lean deli meat and whole grain bread is a pretty good lunch. The real truth is that pre-packaged deli meat has a massive amount preservatives and can provide you with about a third of your suggested sodium consumption for the day. This is often particularly dangerous if you are at risk for heart disease. Instead of getting the pre-packaged stuff, you ought to instead use home cooked poultry or freshly sliced meat from your grocery store's deli counter. Sure these kinds of options are more expensive but they are much healthier for you in the long run.

There are a lot of things that we think will help us lose weight like eating a whole wheat bagel each morning but the truth is that eating a bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with cinnamon is a lot better for our health and waist lines. Ask a medical expert which items are the most effective to eat and then follow the directions you are given. If you are careful about what you eat and treat your body well, losing weight should not be that big of an issue for you!

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Comment Both ways -- differential is the key (Score 1) 90

What you want is a way to get SOMETHING to slow down. You can get that by getting something ELSE to speed up. Find two satellites you want to toss, connect with a tether cable, spin them up, cast one forward in orbit and the other backward. Presto, the backward one de-orbits, the other may attain escape and go elsewhere (lots of choices). Cost? only the cost of rotational energy - a tiny amount compared to anything else, can be got from a solar panel. (No propellent cost at all).

Comment Crucial Missing Routine: BSOD (Score 1) 213

"We are sorry, but your Linux system has crashed. The Microsoft Code that enables this feature is fully activated, but has not been updated. Please log on to the Microsoft Update site to get a new version of this exact same code. Now you may reboot your computer and come back later to this screen."

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