No Cloud: Go for an EASY private backup!

Easy Private Full Backup: File History SetupThe Cloud may be handy for backups, but what if you don’t want all your stuff sitting on Big Data’s servers forever and ever?

In the past, the best Windows provided was Backup and Restore. Frankly, it was crap.

With Windows 10, things changed: Now with a cheap external hard disk and just a few clicks, you can have a full, incremental, reliable local and PRIVATE backup of all your data.

It’s much easier to set up than it sounds!

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How to fix File History backup errors in Windows 10

Fix File History Errors for good!File History is pretty cool. It allows you to automatically and incrementally backup all your files.

That means smaller backup sizes, easy restore if your puter crashes, and it’s literally ‘set it and forget it’.

The trouble is that File History likes to crash – it just stops backup up your stuff.

There are tons of solutions out there, but this one is the ONLY one I have ever found to work.

It’s a bit tedious, but who cares when it’s free and easy to fix?!

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Fluorescent to LED conversion made easy!

Most lighting these days uses LEDs. They’re super-low power, provide good light, and last a long time.

But you probably still have some fluorescent lights left.

If you’re like most people, you haven’t quite gotten around to replacing them with LED tubes. You really should replace them though since LED tubes use much less power than fluorescent ones.

The trouble is, it’s complicated. There many types of fluorescent fixtures and rewiring is often required.

So, how do you make it as easy as possible?

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Invisible Rainbow: A history of EMFs and health

The Invisible Rainbow: EMF and HealthI finally managed to read Arthur Firstenberg’s book, The Invisible Rainbow.

The well-documented book chronicles the multitude of effects of everything from the first telegraph lines and electric lighting to modern day wireless systems. The data is plentiful and the effects are… well, not very good.

But I found myself with more questions than answers..

For example, why did 5 children get cancer at 1 school in Spain after the first digital cellular tower was turned on? What about the other schools or hospitals with antennae next to them? They were all over the world!

At the same time, it’s hard to discount the stories as just, “correlation does not equal causation”. At this point, there’s simply too much data out there to ignore it or try to explain it away.

If you’re looking for answers or solutions, this book doesn’t have any. What it does have is a fascinating look at the LONG history of the negative effects of various types of EMFs on human, plant, and animal life – over literally hundreds of years.

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More ‘Big Guns’ question the safety of 5G

5G and the Precautionary PrincipleIf you’re worried that only ‘crazy people’ think that 5G may be dangerous to your health, don’t be.

Just one week ago, a new paper was published by a well-respected epidemiologist. He reviews past studies of various wireless technologies and asks quite a few interesting questions about the safety of 5G as well as current wireless tech.

In the end, his opinion is that as with a viral outbreak, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s nice to see more people stepping forward and expressing their concerns based on available data.

Let’s hope more people do the same!

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Deep Freezers use WAY less energy than you think

How much power do Deep Freezers actually use?Given the state of the world, you could be forgiven for planning ahead with things like back-up power and a method of preserving food.

Deep freezers – or chest freezers – are great for storing large amounts of food for a long time.

But how much juice do they really use?

If you’re running on the back-up power of a generator, for example, will the deep freezer suck too much electricity?

It turns out the answer will surprise you!

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Which CPU is best? Hold on to your hats!

Best CPU December 20202020 has been a crap year all around, but the battle of the fastest processor has been pretty interesting.

AMD is rising, Intel seems to be falling, and Apple recently switched to their own home-grown ARM-based chips.

So, which is best? Which CPU is the fastest?

As usual, it’s complicated…

Going forward, let’s just say that 2021 will be an even more interesting year as the battle heats up and consumers get more speed, lower power consumption, and even lower prices!

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What REALLY happens during an EMP?

EMPs: Threat or Forget?We’ve heard a lot in recent years about the dangers of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse).

The power grid will go down, communications will be toasted, and some have even claimed that 90% of the population will be wiped out!

This begs the questions: How bad is it, really?

What actually happens during an EMP?

Is the threat real, or have we all been watching too many Hollywood movies?

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The Truth about 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication)

The Truth about 2FAIt’s everywhere these days: 2FA (two-factor authentication).

More and more, you must use something more than just a password to secure your online accounts.

Some sites, like PayPal, are apparently requiring 2FA for everyone.

So, what types of 2FA are there? Do you have to use a smartphone? Is there an alternative to SMS-based 2FA? And most importantly, is it that much safer?

Finally, I reveal the other reason why everyone is pushing 2FA so much – and it doesn’t have anything to do with your security or privacy!

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