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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How to view HEIF and HEIC image files in Windows 10

HEIF image filesSo there you are, trying to view holiday photos and video from friends and family.

The files in question have the extension HEIF or HEIC, which you’ve never seen before.

No matter what you do, they just won’t open. They also don’t have a thumbnail preview in Explorer.

Right…

So how the heck do you view these things? And why aren’t they just simple JPEGs or MP4 files?

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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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How to fix “WMVCore.DLL is missing” error

WMVCore.DLL errorUpon upgrading Windows 10, you may get a lovely error about WMVCore.dll being missing.

Alternatively, you may get the same error when trying to load a particular program.

The short version is that WMVCore.dll is a key component of the Windows Media Library.

It’s a file that more or less allows playing media files.

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to restore this missing file and get back on the road!

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How to fix tech problems without a baseball bat

Solve Techie Problems like a Pro!Everyone has annoying technical problems.

It’s just part of Computerized Everything these days.

Usually, we tend to become aggravated when these problems occur… But what if we didn’t have to?

What if you could solve your own techie issues with a minimum amount of frustration – and in record time?

If that sounds like a plan, join me for the best techie tip yet!

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Windows 10 20H2: A very minor update

Windows 10 20H2Yet another new ‘version’ of Windows 10!

This time, they’re calling it 20H2 (as in 2nd half of 2020) instead of 2010 (as in October 2020).

I guess the old numbering scheme was getting a bit tiresome since 2004 and 2010 make it sound like the new Windows 10 is already over a decade old…

As with Win 10 1909, 20H2 isn’t really a “Feature Update” – it’s just a regular large update that doesn’t require a long ‘upgrade install’.

Just reboot, and you’re done.

So what’s new??

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