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Affordable LED Lightbulbs

Posted by Random Terrain, in Useful_Info, Personal_Stuff 08 July 2015 · 232 views

Got 3 LED bulbs a couple of days ago and I like them so far. Each one was 2 dollars and something instead of 7 dollars or more, so I took a chance.
I plan to buy more over time. They seem to be brighter than normal 60 watt bulbs, but only use 9.5 watts. They also seem to be safer than curly fluorescent bulbs. They'll supposedly last 13 years, but...

Convert JPG to PDF (Free Online)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Useful_Info, Internet_Related 07 December 2014 · 450 views

I wanted to put a bunch of JPG images into a PDF file so they'd be easier to read and easier to convert to text , so I went Googling and tried this web site:
It seems to be working great so far (after allowing cookies). I used it twice last night to put JPG magazine scans into PDF files and I'll be using it some...

Was Einstein wrong? (Howell's Theory of Relativity)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Goofy_Thoughts, Useful_Info, Internet_Related 01 September 2014 · 554 views
$10000 reward?, John Howell and 5 more...
I was looking for something else and found this article that I cut out from the Greensboro News & Record newspaper. I'm guessing that it was from around 1994. When I cut out the article, I forgot to keep the top of the paper that had the date.
What happened with John Howell and his book? Did he give up? Was he proven wrong? I must be using the...

Control the Volume of Your DVR

Posted by Random Terrain, in Useful_Info 30 June 2009 · 2,973 views

Control the Volume of Your DVR

It might also work with other DVR remote controls, but specifically if you have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR remote control (1056B01) from your cable company and you want to control the volume using the DVR, not your TV or any other device, here's how to do it.

First, open your...

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