As I sit in front of my air conditioner, looking up weather forecasts of extreme heat for most of the United States, I started to wonder about how computers keep themselves cool. Let’s look at desktops. Why would anyone need more than a simple fan exhaust? If you are just checking your e-mails and reading articles on Wikipedia, you will not need to worry about anything more than that. Increased power consumption equates to more
LED lighting is turning up all over these days. It’s no wonder; they offer some clear advantages over the traditional incandescent bulbs of the past. These benefits come largely in four areas: ability, efficiency, affordability and longevity. Let’s tackle affordability first because the cost of LED bulbs tends to be the major stumbling block when it comes to their use. It is true that LED lighting does cost more per unit than incandescents. This cost,
Let’s face it. We live in Florida, which is an awesome place with great weather and just the right amount of rain. However, in living here we understand that there are inherent risks, whether from hurricanes or, in this case, from infestations of termites. According to Florida Pest Management Authorities, termites are the leading cause of property destruction and end up costing homeowners in the state of Florida billions of dollars each year. This is
Plastics have long been hailed as a miracle of modern invention. They are lightweight, durable and affordable, making them very popular in manufacturing. These attributes, however, are also part of the problem when it comes to plastics. When simply tossed into the trash these plastics can have an immense lifespan and become hard to collect because of their physical properties. No place is a better example of the hazards posed by plastics than the area
Dilemma: You have a tiny closet and very little space for all of your clothing, shoes, and accessories. Your options are either to get rid of some items or make better use of the room in your closet. Perhaps if you were a celebrity or somebody with a disposable income you’d be able to simply buy yourself a bigger house with bigger closets. But I think even those people run into to the same issue.