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8/19/2015 9:34 pm


How to avoid malware infections from known bad sites, and other activities. Just like real life, stepping into morally-questionable territory on the web carries inherent risks that you may unknowingly expose yourself to. "Sin sites" have a surprising number of ways to infect your computer, and are not obvious. Firstly, Banner ads on these sites. . .

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PC Power Supplies and their connectors and pinouts

7/26/2015 10:31 am


Details regarding computer power supply DC conections, pinouts and their respective voltages. A little something for the geeks in the group, here are some basic diagrams showing connectors and pin-out diagrams for your education and enjoyment. Please note, the AC line cord that connects to the wall carries enough voltage and current to SHOCK and. . .

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9/4/2016 9:44 pm


A list of sites recommended by Expertek. This page was getting large so was recently converted to a collapsible version with indices to help you find what you're looking for. Please, if you find a link is not working, let us know. These sites have been recommended mostly due to the. . .

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8/19/2015 9:45 pm


Learn about other avenues of malware attacks. Stop Toolbars and such from loading. Over the past 20 years, I have seen a lot of scams come and go. I've seen a lot of things that, at first, appear legit, and turn out to be less than such. Let the buyer beware, If it ain't broke -. . .

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Computer Systems: Custom-Built Vs. Brand-Name

6/23/2015 10:31 am


learn the differences between Custom and off-the-shelf or brand name PCs. The Time to decide is now. Can I afford to spend money now and get the best system I can, or do I want save money NOW, and repair my system down the road. Repeatedly. Because, if you knew what was inside that. . .

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Troubleshooting Basic Internet Connectivity

7/13/2015 4:21 pm


Cannot connect to the web? Fix your own network trouble! To find out where the problem is occurring, one must take a few steps as follows: First - Check basics: Power on, for all connecting equipment? How about the lights on modem and/or router - are they on and showing connected? If the. . .

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Create a System Recovery Disc

8/27/2015 5:50 am


How to create a System Recovery Disc or USB Recovery Flash Drive. This tech tip shows how to create a system recovery disc from your computer. This works with Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, and 10. Follow these specific step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Note: You must make the disc for. . .

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