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Don't Catch What Ails Your House - New York Times (blog)

Mon, 2014-09-01 14:57

New York Times (blog)

Don't Catch What Ails Your House
New York Times (blog)
The moisture problem had to be fixed. Slanted roofs were constructed; wet insulation ... But as my experience demonstrated, you don't need a flood to develop a mold problem. It can happen anywhere moisture is present — a hidden leak, for example, or ...

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Turn your Surface Pro 3 into a desktop with the Docking Station [Review] - BetaNews

Mon, 2014-09-01 14:09

BetaNews

Turn your Surface Pro 3 into a desktop with the Docking Station [Review]
BetaNews
The problem, however, is that the Surface Pro 3 screen is small in comparison to my 27-inch display. For doing work, I will obviously use the ... I will leave a browser-window maximized on the Surface screen and use it to see what artist is playing or ...
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station reviewITProPortal

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Napa quake: Setback or opportunity for downtown? - Napa Valley Register

Mon, 2014-09-01 13:56

Napa quake: Setback or opportunity for downtown?
Napa Valley Register
Now, these conversions are on hold, and shop owners are greeted with entire city blocks cordoned off by cyclone fences, plywood-covered windows, fallen bricks and bright red and yellow signs warning the public of hazardous structures. What does all ...

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Review: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset - Apple Insider

Mon, 2014-09-01 13:27

Review: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset
Apple Insider
I suspect Apple aficionados will fall on the "hate it" side of the equation, associating the bright plastic facade with early- to mid-2000s Windows machines than anything out of Cupertino. But do the features and sound quality make up for the Kraken ...

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It was already the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Now it's moving into ... - Washington Post

Sun, 2014-08-31 22:35

It was already the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Now it's moving into ...
Washington Post
Plastic buckets filled with a diluted chlorine solution are posted outside many businesses to encourage hand-washing. Some of these homemade solutions tingle and burn; others smell like aromatic cleansers .... This wasn't a problem just at Connaught ...

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Church drainage issue mucking up the works - Catskill Daily Mail

Sun, 2014-08-31 21:33

Church drainage issue mucking up the works
Catskill Daily Mail
The village has pledged to take steps to address the issue – they are looking to create additional drainage that would be routed to a drain that has been identified across the street from the church. In the meantime, until that permanent solution could ...

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is moving into Africa's cities - The Independent

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:18

The Independent

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is moving into Africa's cities
The Independent
Plastic buckets filled with a diluted chlorine solution are posted outside many businesses to encourage hand-washing. Some of these homemade solutions tingle and burn; others smell like aromatic cleansers .... This wasn't a problem just at Connaught ...

No vacations from scary food allergies - Boston Globe

Sun, 2014-08-31 03:30

Boston Globe

No vacations from scary food allergies
Boston Globe
We've hit on a solution for his asthma and eczema (two puffs of Flovent and a half teaspoon of Zyrtec daily). He is a happy boy, satisfied with the limited food group — rice cakes, Chex, fruit, and ... We watch the oranges and blues and purples of the ...

Iraqis displaced by violence are now filling classrooms, threatening school year - Washington Post

Sat, 2014-08-30 18:36

Iraqis displaced by violence are now filling classrooms, threatening school year
Washington Post
They hung laundry along the large windows and laid thin mattresses on the floors to sleep. But their home was actually an empty school, and their settlement ... On top of that problem, internal political conflicts have stalled the payment of salaries ...

What's with the black gunk on the faucet? - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Sat, 2014-08-30 14:40

What's with the black gunk on the faucet?
BurlingtonFreePress.com
I have two bathrooms, but this one bathroom faucet is the only one that continues to have this problem. I would love your advice. Thanks. A loyal reader. — via email. A: Is the black gunk like a stain or is it actually some sort of material that can ...

Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win - Computerworld

Sat, 2014-08-30 11:08

Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win
Computerworld
In-the-air gesture technology was a solution in search of a problem. It recently ... Hardly anyone is using the hyped Kinect for Windows product. And Leap ... The trouble with in-the-air gesture technology is that it has thus far been applied to the ...

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At 'Pontoons and Politics,' algae is both star and villain - Juneau County Star-Times

Sat, 2014-08-30 06:02

At 'Pontoons and Politics,' algae is both star and villain
Juneau County Star-Times
Jim VandenBrook, executive director of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, said big reductions in point-source pollution on the Wisconsin River by paper mills and municipalities in recent decades haven't solved the phosphorus problem.

Monarch butterflies dying — and Roundup is a suspect - DesMoinesRegister.com

Sat, 2014-08-30 02:32

Monarch butterflies dying — and Roundup is a suspect
DesMoinesRegister.com
Lincoln Brower joined three nonprofit groups in a petition of the government to save the monarch from steep population decline, saying the main cause is agricultural practices in fields — the same fields Iowa children see out their schoolroom windows ...

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hard drive problem.... I think please help - Tom's Hardware Guide

Fri, 2014-08-29 22:47

hard drive problem.... I think please help
Tom's Hardware Guide
Not sure if the problem is the hard drive but each time its plugged in, the desktop will start up and the fan will speed up, then reset.... And it will proceed to do this... Once I unplug the ssd the PC still start and take me to the bios where it asks ...

USB Keyboard and mouse not working on startup - Tom's Hardware Guide

Fri, 2014-08-29 22:02

USB Keyboard and mouse not working on startup
Tom's Hardware Guide
Upon first start-up POST seems ok however the boot device LED stays on. On the monitor the ASUS Logo is on with press F2 or Del to enter into BIOS. The problem for me is that no power seems to be going into the USB slots, I've tried pressing DEL on 2 ...

4 Nasty Phone And Email Scams: How To Stay Safe - Forbes

Fri, 2014-08-29 17:02

4 Nasty Phone And Email Scams: How To Stay Safe
Forbes
“Computers are crashing day by day,” he warned, but said he could help check my Windows operating system to see if it had been infected. “That's ... It's only after they react that they discover they've actually caused themselves a problem, not solved ...

What to Do When Nightmare Neighbors Complicate Your Home Sale - Fox Business

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:38

What to Do When Nightmare Neighbors Complicate Your Home Sale
Fox Business
If there are actual damages involved, Washington, DC, lawyer Thomas J. Simeone says lawsuits can be filed in an attempt to recover financial damages caused by unruly neighbors, such as those related to broken windows or fences. The court also could be ...

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Windows Phone: The best platform you should never use - CITEworld

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:32

VentureBeat

Windows Phone: The best platform you should never use
CITEworld
Case in point: Tube Cast, the only solution I'm aware of for streaming YouTube videos from a Windows Phone to a Google Chromecast (I have two) only lets you play a video. You can't pause or rewind it. So, yeah, it works. But it's not pretty. Moreover ...
Microsoft should ante up to users for scammed Windows Store appsComputerworld
Microsoft explains how it's getting rid of fake Windows Store appsEngadget

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Short Takes: August 29, 2014 - Windows IT Pro

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:20

Windows IT Pro

Short Takes: August 29, 2014
Windows IT Pro
And while it is supposedly fixing this problem of its own making, one has to wonder how much damage it has done to the credibility of both Windows and itself. Remember, Microsoft is promoting these stores as safe, safer than downloading desktop ...

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Spiders a creeping problem in Tennessee - WRCB-TV

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:16

Spiders a creeping problem in Tennessee
WRCB-TV
Doors, fireplaces and windows should be treated for spiders. Phillips says treatments can include putting glue traps down or rubbing a solution made from vinegar, ammonia and water around openings . Dr. Cox says sometimes people mistake spider bites ...