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There are three possible ways of data communication among computers: 1) broadcasting - ONE computer to ALL computers 2) unicasting - ONE computer to ONE computer 3) multicasting - ONE computer to A GROUP of computeres as we discuss above that multicast means their is a group in a company and we …
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it supplies power to certain items constantly; even with the ignition switch off. pcm, clock, dome lights, to name a few.
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No. Well, I own a Panasonic convection micro combo- given to me without the original users instructions. I reheated one of those white paper Asian food carry-out containers that are stapled on the sides (metal staples) for 1 minute and the container was absolutely fine. Now I don't know about large…
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Microwave display This common problem can be repaired by a competent technician.
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Heaters use a lot of power and can easily exceed the capacity of an already loaded circuit. Anything with a motor or fan will use more power when starting up than after it is already running. If the circuit breaker or fuse is tripping when you plug in or turn on the heater, then you may have too man…
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%REPLIES% Answer That is in a sense a tough question - But really the question is - Is this a sudden electrical shortage - If so that would mean chaos. That would imply a shortage in fuels used to produce electricity or total breakdown of the elctrical networks. A more likely scenario is…
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Search Engine Optimization(SEO) is the process of making your website more search-engine friendly. It involves a host of techniques and methods by which your website can improve its ranking, and attain a better position in search engine's page result.For example, if you search for the word 'answers'…
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There are two ways of looking at the question, "What would happen if there was no electricity". First.... What if electricity didn't exist? Well, the universe literally would not exist as we know it, because electricity is streams of electrons, and without electrons, compounds (and thus most matte…
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Separate devices should always be hooked up in parallel, and not series. Therefore, you would combine the total current requirement, which in this case is 600mA or 0.6A. You would therefore need a 9V power supply that is capable supplying at least 0.6A.It depends on whether the devices are connected…
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Walk out to your breaker box and open the door. Now reach up and pull the main from on to off. After a few hours you will know why we need electricity.
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I just stopped using the LM3914, and now use a quad comparator (LM339) with a simple voltage divider. It's a little bulkier but at least it works.
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I found the following solution at:http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm...and it worked!maybe if you go there you can read better. For Lexmark printers, follow until the very end. NOTE: Dell printers are made by Lexmark and have the same issue!)How to clean up printer driversIf th…
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Depends on many factors. What frequency are you talking on, what are the atmospheric conditions like, how good is your antenna, are you sending code or trying to talk voice, how good is the other ham's receiver, etc. I can tell you that when I first received my license in the mail, my first contact…
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Answer Single layer recordable DVD's can store 4.3GB of data. Data is stored on CD's and DVD's via reflective and non reflective pits on the surface of the media. These "dots" are much smaller on DVD's which gives you more room to store information on the surface of the disc. Dual Layer DVDs hol…
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I don't know the principle of operation, but years ago in "Popular Electronics" magazine, there was a construction article for a device that would allow you to hear super-sonic sounds like dog whistles, the sounds that insects make, etc. I think it mixed and shifted frequencies kinda like a super-he…
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A heat shrink connector is a small tube of translucent plastic shrink wrap with a small collar of solder in the middle. That's what I think the question is about. What you do is butt joint the wires together then use a soldering iron to melt the small collar of solder,this is what attatches the wire…
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NAND Flash is a special form of Flash memory. Flash memory is a memory technology that keeps data even when the power supply is cut off; this is known as a non-volatile memory type. Flash memory can be read pretty fast, but writing to Flash memory is pretty slow compared to many other -volatile- mem…
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Each equipment has electrical specifications; for example most laptop chargers are rated to handle 110V to 240V at either 50-60Hz. In other words; the charger can be plugged into either 110V or 240V and it will adjust automatically and keeps the output at the voltage the computer requires. Some des…
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The 9-minute snooze is a product of mechanical clock engineering and digital clocks have followed suit since. Mechanical clock engineers had to configure clock gears to work with the clock's other gears. They had two choices - to set the snooze for either a little more than nine minutes, or a littl…
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Yes it is possible, first you need a 3.5mm to rca jacks cable this will connect the audio from your laptop to the radio receive using one of the inputs from he back side    If this is to be use in a car stereo , you will need to add an auxiliary audio input interface to your car radio…
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Yes you can - in principle, and in many cases. As long as the form factor of the new capacitor is the same as the form factor of the former capacitor, and as long as the maximum voltage of the new capacitor is higher than the max voltage of the former capacitor, you can often replace a lower-rated w…
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Just use a 2-way coax cable splitter available at any Radio Shack. You have to make a split off the main line to your home for the internet first - use a 2-way splitter for this. Then you can split the other path to your TVs with a multi-way splitter, but make sure to only use a 2-way splitter on y…
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You have a bad or weak ground, or the UPS is creating a magnetic field from the power supply in it that is being picked up and amplified by the PA system. Move them farther apart and see if the hum diminishes.Some UPS's don't produce a clean sine wave output, causing electromagnetic interference (EM…
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iPod Nano (8GB): $130 down from $150iPod Nano (16GB): $150 down from $200iPod Classic (120GB): $230 down from $250iPod Touch (8GB): $190 down from $230iPod Touch (16GB): $250 down from $300iPod Touch (32GB): $280 down from $400$100 but still it depends on the demand
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those one books that come with the car (as long as someone hasn't taken it out) also known as the manual can really come in handy... especially with your question.i don't know off hand which is why i cant answer, but i know the manual tells you  My '96.... has the factory Delco radio/cassette …
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A FARAD IS HUGE TO BEGIN WITH connect to amp? what an amplifier, output input?: people answer this question with no idea of what is the question . Answer 1 You first have to determine which side of the cap is positive and which side is negative. You run a wire from the negative side to the chassis a…
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You wouldn't want to. The Watts are the reason why. If you needed to power 2000 watts worth of appliances and you have a 120v system, you'd need a little under 17 amps to do it. A relatively thin 12-gauge wire will handle that much power. To power the same load with 12v current, you need 170 amps--a…
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Usually the remote wire is the blue wire. Although not all CD players have a remote wire. The easy way to find out if you're player has a remote wire is to go onto the manufacturer's website and check the spec's.
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i have zeta cam and i but it in2000 can i use it
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One would be that we would not be as knowlegeable about he world around us. We see every event in the world where there is a camera or a cell phone.I personally would think there would be large scale riots, people like TV A LOT.  AnswerWe would spend even more time on the Internet.Most of his…
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To get a positive you can go straight from the battery or the fuse box. To ground the CB you should ground it to the body being sure you have a connection to bare metal. A better way is to run a cable, along withe the positive side, directly to the battery. If you run power or ground to the fuse box…
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Intel makes a large number of chips. Their headquarters are in Santa Clara, California, USA. But they have manufacturing plants in several countries. Most computer parts that are made in America are made in California. But today, most of it is made in China, Japan, and Taiwan. If you mean computers …
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The best answer (with just a bit of technical stuff) Ask around to find out if using metal in a microwave is okay, and the answer is often a no. A no is a safe answer, and that's for sure. There are instances where metal is absolutely to be avoided, and there are also times when a bit of foil greatl…
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Answer A zener diode, a transistor, a rectifier diode, and a few resistors. A 10.5V zener diode will conduct until the voltage across it drops to below 10.5. If the relay is small enough, a zener diode is all you need. However, more than likely the current draw of the coil would burn the zener ou…
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LCD, or the liquid crystal display, weren't "invented" for use in televisions. Televisions are just one application of liquid crystals. The properties of liquid crystals were noted many years ago. When a voltage is applied to a liquid crystal molecule, it moves, or rotates. This property can be use…
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That depends on what you mean by "computer" and what you mean by "created". The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient (mechanical) computer dating from around 100 BC. We don't know who made it. Some people will give Charles Babbage the honor. There's only one problem with that: Babbage designed a co…
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Answer Hi, DVD Recorder records from Tv, other movies music etc...With DVD Burner you can actually make a DVD (like copy a movie or music )(You will need blank disc to do it)Hope this helps you Yes, that't right, a DVD burner can be a burner or a burning software which can help you to convert an…
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The BC-611, or SCR-536, are two of the names/numbers for what is often considered THE FIRST of modern hand held, self-contained, "handie talkie" two-way radios. It came about for use in WW II in 1942, designed by Galvin Mfg., which became the famous police radio maker Motorola. It was the first tru…
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Depending on the video card you will not be able to check the seating of the chip set. Generally anymore the chips are soldered onto the board and cannot be removed but if you have purchased one that has memory expansion sockets look along the legs and they should all be even in the socket. If you …
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Answer http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307873 This article indicates that WinXP supports up to 10 monitors. Many video cards will support 2 monitors. If you install two such cards, then you may connect 4 monitors. Add video cards as long as you have empty PCI slots in the…
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Amplifier for Contact Mic I think you are talking about a pre-amp for a mic. Search CB Radios and you will see alot of battery powered mics.
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Answer download limewire or kazza or morpheus limewire is being sued so its not a good choice at the moment, and kazaa has spyware in its programs. I haven't tried morpheus though
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Wow, ID1177301194 put ANSWER in the answer box. Okay, well you should start with getting the materials. Materials 2 D cell batteries [use alkaline instead of heavy-duty (carbon-zinc) batteries] (2) 5" pieces of number 22 insulated copper bell wire with approximately 1" of insulation stripped o…
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Couple of ways to do this, depemds on your video out options on your tv. Go from the TV out on one TV to the in of the other. You will have to tune in the 2nd TV to channel 3 usually. You can also go thru a VCR with the 1st TV video out to the VCR video in and the VCR video out to the 2nd TV vide…
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You shoud hit the select button to bring up the menu.
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Let's retool this one. Watts is volts times amps. Check. Amps produce heat and not the volts. Now hold on just a minute there, partner. Heat is power. Power is watts. It's volts times amps. Power = Watts = Heat. So "amps produce heat and not the volts" is misleading. Amps and volts together produce …
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Yes you can. You need to build the oscilloscope circuits and interface them with your PC via parallel/serial/USB Port. Plus Build a program to get the data coming from the port and display it on the monitor. You can use your computer soundcard to view audio frequency signals (20Hz - 20KHz, sound c…
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No, The voltage will not change. The neutral is basically a ground and is used in conjunction with the phases to create another voltage and act as the return line in an electrical system. "Depending on the system that you have". If you have a 480 volt and used a neutral with it you would have 240 o…
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You can buy dimmable compact fluorescent bulbs at virtually any hardware store these days. Just make sure that the package says that they're dimmable. They're quite a bit more expensive than either standard incandescents or regular compact fluorescents, but they'll save you money over the standard …
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Answer electricity is used to do with some that rakes power like computers, tv and radios there are so much things that are used with electricity. To make things go on
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I have done resarch for science fair and the battery that last the longest is definitly Duracell
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digital electronics is nothing but dealing 0's and 1's.. digital stand for digit. basically it has two states "1" as true and "0" false. This also known as machine language since computers simply understand these two states true or false. the machine then makes decision based on the program premise …
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In America, Canada and other countries using a similar 60 Hz electrical service, few appliances which use mainly electronic components require a 240 volt plug outlet for everyday homeowner use. On 60 Hz services 240 volt outlet plugs are very large and are intended for use with large aplliances suc…
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most clocks you turn off the radio and use the set buttons Turn radio off with ignition on or running.press set button and use arrow back button for hours and arrow forward button for minutes on oem factory cassette am/fm radio ....hope this helps ..worked for me
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Benjamin Franklin was an early experimenter with electricity. He observed electricity by taking a ordinary kite and tying a key to the bottom of it. He put the key and the kite outside in a lighting storm and when lightning hit the kite it traveled down the string an hit the key with electical force…
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Answer For digital TV, you can build a DB4 antenna out of wire coat hangers and a piece of wood. Very simple to make. There are step by step instructions here - www.TheTutorGenie.com/DigitalAntenna.html - It works great. It depends on what you want to do with it. A receiving antenna for 40 m…
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you could always try the trick with the coin and the string. if your gonna try it, i would recommend a little piece of duct tape and fishing line.
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I'm Canadian and say yes we are too dependent on technology. I like to mix the old with the new. This may sound silly to you, but I don't own a dishwasher and never wanted one. The old way is great and it takes seconds and reserves water (which is already on the top of the list between the U.S. and …
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most people sell for less than $50. but I'm willing to pay more if you're still selling it.
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Television Amperage Get a clamp on meter and clamp it around the hot wire only. This will give you the amperage if you don't know how to do the calculation. But a tv doesn't pull enough amperage to worry about.  Additional Input If you do need this info for calculating loads, as for example on…
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How to fix a scratched CD or DVDThis will only work if the disc is scratched and none of the foil is missing or flaked off. I have a music disc that was scratched beyond listening, I took some 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, rubbing compound, and micro glaze designed for cars. Using the 2000 grit sand …
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Inventor of the Cassette Tape The Philips Company of the Netherlands invented and released the first compact audio-cassette in 1962. They used high-quality polyester 1/8-inch tape produced by BASF. Recording and playback was at a speed of 1.7/8 inches per second. The next year in the U.S. sa…
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DVD-R is compatible with over 90 percent of computer systems while DVD+R work with around 80 percent. The both hold 4.7 GB in the write and rewrite formats. Other than that, they are about the same.
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Answer Your laptop should have a plug for a stereo miniature phone jack, which is the same type used for stereo headphones. A patch cable which has this type of plug at one end, and a pair of RCA plugs at the other is widely available. By pluging the miniature phone jack into the laptop, and the …
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Only closed circuits work Lightbulbs get dimmer if you add another lightbulb on the circuit Lightbulbs get brighter if you add a more powerful battery Things that can't conduct electricity are called insulaters Things that can conduct electricity is called electricity conductors
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electromagnetizm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No it is not electromagnetism I think it is magnetic fields, North side being negative and South side being positive.... whatever!!!!!!!!!!! =!
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Click the link belowA rechargeable battery is also known as an accumulator. It uses one or more electrochemical cells. During the charging process the cathode end which is the positive has negative electrons pushed through it mixing in the small chamber of the battery. The anode has positive e…
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In computers, the keyboard is the most basic input device of the modern computer, essential for user interfacing with the machine. Consists of a number of "keys" (very similar to buttons in practice) typically with glyph representation for each character of the native alphabet, numbers, basic punct…
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Galvin Manufacturing Corporation founders Paul Galvin and Joseph came up with the idea of putting radios in automobiles in the the 1930s. In 1928 they began selling Battery Eliminators which allowed battery powered radios to use a regular electrical outlet. The idea for a radio in an automobile ca…
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It was invented in 1893 by Nikola Tesla It was invented by Guglielmo (William) Marconi in 1895.
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Compare This. You Will Need A 3 phase Generator. A Soft Start 150 HP Starter This Is The Control That Starts The Motor. It Will Cost Well Over $1500, The Generator Will Cost Big Bucks, The Motor Isn`t Cheep, Around $1400. Plus The Wiring. Then Some Type Of Gearing Or Transmission Of Power From Motor…
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Answer This Is To General Question. It Could Be The Torque From The End Of A Ratchet To The Torque From An Electric Motor Shaft, Or From The End Of An Engine Crankshaft. Cranking power? This term is often used coloquially to indicate the power available from a car battery, i.e. how long will …
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Capacitors act like tiny storage batteries made of two plates separated by a thin insulator or air. When one plate is charged negative and the other positive, they build up a charge that remains when the current is removed. When its power is required, the circuit is switched to conduct current betwe…
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Answer You should not, the filtering is there for a reason and if you attempt to bypass it you will most likely be violating policy which could lead to negative action being taken against you.
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Often a VCR or DVD will have an input as well as an output. Depending on the device, you can leave the input plugged in to your VCR, and plug the output into your home theater, giving you regular input when the VCR is not in use. When the VCR isn't turned on it's just a "pass through" device.
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I'm in the process of repairing my red convergence failure on my JVC AV48WP30. The red convergence failure shows as a red "sag" or bow in the upper left corner of my screen, but could be blue or green in other parts of your screen depending on which convergence IC malfunctioned. I'm not an expert, …
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Answer 1If I understand your question, I think you are talking about the earpiece "speaker."If so, then that electromagnet converts voice frequency electrical pulses to sound by moving the diaphragm in the speaker.
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It turns out that cassette tape is made of a thin plastic layer, which holds a layer of ferric oxide. To put it another way, cassette tapes are using a material related to rust. Being a ferromagnetic substance, ferric oxide stores a magnetic field we expose it to. Please see a detailed explanation i…
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The Ancient Greeks first discovered magnets underground
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How A GMRS Radio Works It's an FM two-way walkie talkie. The GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) was created as a replacement for the old Citizen's Band radio system, and operates on a different frequency spectrum set aside specifically for that service. The radios are generally limited to 2 wa…
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Answer Speaker systems are described using a 2-part notation in the form of X.Y, with the X referring to the number of full-range channels (regular speakers) and the Y referring to limited-range speakers like a subwoofer. For example, a 5.1 surround system has 5 full-range speakers (front, left, …
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The purpose of the microphone is to amplify your voice so your voice can be heard louder.
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A multimeter is an instrument used to check for AC or DC voltages, resistance and continuity of electrical components, and small amounts of current in circuits. This instrument will let you check to see if there is voltage present on a circuit.
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Safe mode loads the Standard VGA driver, its not somewhat a monitor troubleshooting step but rather a step taken to resolve driver issues. If your monitor displays the first part of the boot process then blanks out while loading the OS it is recommended your boot into safe mode to try & resolve …
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It depends on what you want to do with it. Most graphics professionals prefer Mac-based computers since they seem to be better at displaying graphics. The big downside to Apple computers is that they are much more expensive than PCs in most cases and the software selection available for them is muc…
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A biometric device is a computer device that uses fingerprint, voice, and retinal scanning instead of passwords. It's believed that the military uses DNA scanning.
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Answer tape ideaIm not an expert, but check out this idea & expand on it.....Change your 8mm tape to standard vhs tape by using one of those "All in one transfer machines".It changes tapes, film, & cards to vhs tape & then watch on your vcr. Just a thought.
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Answer 1 Legally, you can't. Under International laws, tarriffs and treaties, and in the US, under FCC regulations, radio communication equipment is designed and manufactured to operate within specified output power limits. It is even illegal to work on transmitting equipment, including repair, w…
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Since The vectored Location of RST5.5 lie in Half the location of RST5 and RST6 so it is called RST 5.5(RST 5+1/2 ) Explanation: Vector Interrrupt Vectored Location RST 5 0028H RST 5.5 002CH RST 6 0030H Now we add RST5 and RST6 vectored Location's 0028H + 0030H = 0058H Now Devide The Sum by …
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One of the primary sites currently is emurse.com . But look out for an up-and-coming contender myonlinecareerspace.com
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Biometric Devices A fingerprinting scan is a very common biometric device. There are also iris matching scanners for high tech security. @Nottingham YE$
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A transistor is an electronic component known as a semiconductor. The first practical transistor was invented in 1947 and became an alternative to vacuum tubes (valves) and relays. Early transistors were made with germanium but silicon is used almost universally in semiconductor manufacturing. A sin…
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The only way to check for microwave leaks is to check it with an radiofrequency radiation (RFR) probe, which are very expensive and require technical training to operate.Unless the microwave, and especially the door, have noticeable damage you can be very confident that exposure is very negligible a…
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