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By BILL HUSTED and BILL HUSTED,THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | September 27, 2007
Regarding static electricity and the need to ground yourself (when working on a computer), does this only apply to touching anything inside the computer? Also, is the chassis nothing more than the body of the computer? - Fernando Commodari I usually touch the side of the chassis to make sure that I'm getting rid of any static buildup. For folks who want to be really careful, you can buy grounding straps. These things fit around your wrist and a wire attaches the strap to a ground. Static is, of course, much worse in the winter and in extremely dry climates at any time of the year.
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By BILL HUSTED and BILL HUSTED,THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | September 27, 2007
Regarding static electricity and the need to ground yourself (when working on a computer), does this only apply to touching anything inside the computer? Also, is the chassis nothing more than the body of the computer? - Fernando Commodari I usually touch the side of the chassis to make sure that I'm getting rid of any static buildup. For folks who want to be really careful, you can buy grounding straps. These things fit around your wrist and a wire attaches the strap to a ground. Static is, of course, much worse in the winter and in extremely dry climates at any time of the year.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 27, 1999
Officials believe static electricity may have led to a gas explosion yesterday in Savage that injured a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee.BGE and Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to a gas leak at 9: 42 a.m. at Baltimore and Baldwin streets, where they discovered that county utility workers had ruptured a 4-inch line 3 feet below the surface."
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September 20, 2007
Per your oft-repeated recommendation, I downloaded and installed Grisoft AVG anti-virus. I disabled Norton's anti-virus program. My computer works fine on Internet applications, but Outlook Express won't connect. Also, the computer won't always respond to commands. I removed AVG, enabled Norton and am back to normal. Any idea how to make AVG work? Also, you say in a recent column that XP has a backup program. I can't find it. - Ed Hutchison Let's start with your anti-virus problem. Simply disabling Norton's anti-virus isn't enough.
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September 20, 2007
Per your oft-repeated recommendation, I downloaded and installed Grisoft AVG anti-virus. I disabled Norton's anti-virus program. My computer works fine on Internet applications, but Outlook Express won't connect. Also, the computer won't always respond to commands. I removed AVG, enabled Norton and am back to normal. Any idea how to make AVG work? Also, you say in a recent column that XP has a backup program. I can't find it. - Ed Hutchison Let's start with your anti-virus problem. Simply disabling Norton's anti-virus isn't enough.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
Driving has always been a bit dangerous, but these days there is an added risk to taking to the road - fires at the fuel pump. Static electricity generated by customers at an increasing number of self-service gas stations nationwide has caused an estimated 138 fires and one death during the past decade. Experts say that although the numbers are small compared to the 12 billion fill-ups each year, they are hazards that can be avoided. "It's a problem almost no one is aware of, but everyone should be," says Stephen Fowler, an electrical engineer and safety consultant in Moore, S.C. Just ask Catherine Burkett.
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By Dolly Merritt | April 24, 1993
Around the house* Put away winter clothing. Make sure garments are clean because soil attracts insects; beverage and food stains are difficult to remove from fabrics after several months.* When making baby's bed, put two or three crib sheets and pads one on top of the other. When the top layer becomes soiled, simply remove to reveal the next sheet, which is ready to use. No more frequent struggles with having to remove bumper pads, toys, etc. every time you need to change the sheets.* Remove old wallpaper.
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By Bill Husted and Bill Husted,Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 6, 2007
My subscription has expired for Norton's anti-virus program, and I am finally getting around to trying to check out a program you recommended years ago. Is AVG still around, and is it still free? -- Linda Gordon It's still available at free.grisoft.com. I really like Grisoft AVG and think it stacks up just fine with commercial programs. In the past several weeks, when I turn on the computer (Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP) as part of the boot process I have to run System Setup every time.
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By Dave Barry | February 3, 1991
We have been very busy, here at the Institute of Exploding Things. We have received so many alarming explosion reports that our Electronic Computerized Data Base overflowed the Heineken box where we keep it and got scattered all over our office floor when our small auxiliary dog, Zippy, started digging in it.Dogs will do that. They'll lie around and do absolutely nothing for five hours, then suddenly they'll receive an urgent radio message from the Dog Planet that says: "Start digging right now!"
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By MAUREEN RICE | May 18, 1993
Remember the scientific method? You know: You ask a question, formulate a theory, test it out and, if you are very lucky, the conclusion agrees with the theory and you've proved your point.Fourth- and fifth-graders at Eldersburg Elementary got firsthand experience using this procedure, and, with originality and finesse, the help of teachers and a custodian, created a Science Expo in the school gymnasium last Thursday. It was a learning experience for all who viewed it. It was fun, too.The children rigorously tested -- with questions, hypotheses, listed materials, explanation of procedures, tabulated results, conclusions and follow-up questions -- just about anything they could think of, except anything using animals.
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By Bill Husted and Bill Husted,Atlanta Journal-Constitution | September 6, 2007
My subscription has expired for Norton's anti-virus program, and I am finally getting around to trying to check out a program you recommended years ago. Is AVG still around, and is it still free? -- Linda Gordon It's still available at free.grisoft.com. I really like Grisoft AVG and think it stacks up just fine with commercial programs. In the past several weeks, when I turn on the computer (Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP) as part of the boot process I have to run System Setup every time.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2003
Driving has always been a bit dangerous, but these days there is an added risk to taking to the road - fires at the fuel pump. Static electricity generated by customers at an increasing number of self-service gas stations nationwide has caused an estimated 138 fires and one death during the past decade. Experts say that although the numbers are small compared to the 12 billion fill-ups each year, they are hazards that can be avoided. "It's a problem almost no one is aware of, but everyone should be," says Stephen Fowler, an electrical engineer and safety consultant in Moore, S.C. Just ask Catherine Burkett.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff | March 5, 2000
IT HAS BEEN 63 years since Robert E. Rutan ran for his life from beneath the exploding German airship Hindenburg in Lakehurst, N.J., and 63 years since he was told to keep quiet about why he thought it blew up. At last, he is talking publicly. His theory blames a deadly mixture of gasoline vapors, stormy weather, engine backfire and the flammable hydrogen aboard the rigid airship. After the disaster, a U.S. inquiry suggested that a spark from static electricity ignited a leak of the rigid airships hydrogen, causing an explosion and a fire that destroyed the ship in 37 seconds.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | January 30, 2000
Cool hair tips for wintertime Cold air outdoors and dry heat indoors make for some bad hair days this time of year. You don't have to go around with the hair of Edward Scissorhands this winter, however. Some tips from Twist, a teen magazine that describes itself as having a "get-real approach to fashion and beauty." * Static electricity -- Put a tiny glob of clear lip gloss or Vaseline into your palm, rub your hands together and smooth over surface of hair, concentrating on flyaway ends.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 27, 1999
Officials believe static electricity may have led to a gas explosion yesterday in Savage that injured a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee.BGE and Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to a gas leak at 9: 42 a.m. at Baltimore and Baldwin streets, where they discovered that county utility workers had ruptured a 4-inch line 3 feet below the surface."
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
The National Transportation Safety Board's largest public hearing ever opens tomorrow in Baltimore, promising a detailed look into what may have caused Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 to explode off Long Island in July 1996, killing all 230 aboard.After scrutinizing more than 1 million pieces of wreckage, conducting 7,000 interviews and spending nearly $50 million, federal investigators believe that something -- faulty wiring, static electricity -- ignited vapors in the nearly empty center fuel tank.
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By Michael J. Himowitz and Michael J. Himowitz,Evening Sun Staff | July 8, 1991
When the summer air gets still and humid, and the lightning starts to flash on the horizon, it's time to think about your personal computer -- and whether you've protected it against the hazards that lurk in this most dangerous time of year for all things electronic.Actually, if you wait until the lightning flashes, it may be too late. Even without lightning, summertime would be bad for computers. Brownouts, blackouts and just plain heat can wreak havoc on your PC. But with the right precautions -- some of which are simple and some of which aren't -- you can minimize the danger.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff | January 30, 2000
Cool hair tips for wintertime Cold air outdoors and dry heat indoors make for some bad hair days this time of year. You don't have to go around with the hair of Edward Scissorhands this winter, however. Some tips from Twist, a teen magazine that describes itself as having a "get-real approach to fashion and beauty." * Static electricity -- Put a tiny glob of clear lip gloss or Vaseline into your palm, rub your hands together and smooth over surface of hair, concentrating on flyaway ends.
NEWS
By MAUREEN RICE | May 18, 1993
Remember the scientific method? You know: You ask a question, formulate a theory, test it out and, if you are very lucky, the conclusion agrees with the theory and you've proved your point.Fourth- and fifth-graders at Eldersburg Elementary got firsthand experience using this procedure, and, with originality and finesse, the help of teachers and a custodian, created a Science Expo in the school gymnasium last Thursday. It was a learning experience for all who viewed it. It was fun, too.The children rigorously tested -- with questions, hypotheses, listed materials, explanation of procedures, tabulated results, conclusions and follow-up questions -- just about anything they could think of, except anything using animals.
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By Dolly Merritt | April 24, 1993
Around the house* Put away winter clothing. Make sure garments are clean because soil attracts insects; beverage and food stains are difficult to remove from fabrics after several months.* When making baby's bed, put two or three crib sheets and pads one on top of the other. When the top layer becomes soiled, simply remove to reveal the next sheet, which is ready to use. No more frequent struggles with having to remove bumper pads, toys, etc. every time you need to change the sheets.* Remove old wallpaper.
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