Choosing to boot or reboot an aging computer

Noble Horvath

Q: I have a Windows 10 computer that has become increasingly unreliable as it has aged over its three-year life. I’ll be using Outlook, Excel or Chrome and the computer stops responding until I reboot. Often, multiple reboots are necessary before it settles down. I tried deleting all non-Microsoft or Google apps, but to no avail. Do I need to buy a new computer, or is there an alternative?

a screen shot of an open laptop computer: The Windows 10 operating on a Microsoft Surface computer.

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The Windows 10 operating on a Microsoft Surface computer.

A: There’s a common misconception about computers in that computer owners think that their PC is slowing down or misbehaving because the hardware is wearing out.


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It’s not surprising, as we all know that this is true for things like our car or for household appliances that have a dominant mechanical component with many moving parts that can and do wear out and

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6-month-old baby goes water-skiing in Utah in viral video. Internet is divided

Noble Horvath

a person riding on the back of a boat in a body of water: Image posted on the Instagram account of Rich Casey Humpherys.

Image posted on the Instagram account of Rich Casey Humpherys.

Rich Casey Humpherys, a six-month-old baby boy from the US state of Utah, broke a world record last week as he became the youngest water skier in the world. However, a section of the internet isn’t quite pleased about it and censured the child’s parents online for allowing him to participate in such a “dangerous act”.

A picture and a video of Rich water-skiing were posted on Instagram by his parents Casey and Mindi Humpherys with the caption, “I went water skiing for my 6 month birthday. Apparently that’s a big deal #worldrecord.”

In the clip, Rich wore a life-jacket and held onto a bar-topped board as he was pulled across Lake Powell by another vessel. His father stationed himself on another boat and watched over Rich as the child did water-skiing.

Watch the video here:

Rich’s story as well

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FEFU scientists are paving way for future tiny electronics and gadgets

Noble Horvath


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Scientists of the School of Natural Sciences of Far Eastern Federal University (SNS FEFU) with colleagues from Russia, South Korea, and Australia suggest the breaking new ground approach to manage spin-electronic properties and functionality of the thin-film magnetic nanosystems. The method is important for the development of a new generation of tiny electronics (spin-orbitronics) and superfast high-capacity computer memory. A related article appears in NPG Asia Materials.

Scientists from the SNS FEFU Laboratory for Thin Film Technologies propose to control the functionality of a magnetic nanosystem through the surface roughness of a magnetic film sandwiched between heavy metal and a capping layer.
Modulating the roughness amplitude on the bottom and top surfaces (interfaces) of the magnetic film in the range of less than a nanometer, which is about the size of atoms, the researchers have maximized useful

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How I built a lounge area, treehouse, and fire pit for under $25

Noble Horvath

  • Freelance writer José R. Mendoza and his wife, who is also a freelancer, had been planning on house-hunting in California when the pandemic hit.
  • They decided to move in with their in-laws in Maine — and Mendoza wanted to create some of his dream DIY projects there.
  • The first thing he did was set-up a hammock he bought in California, which was quick and easy.
  • Next, he built a casita (playhouse) for his child, and he topped it off by redesigning the house’s fire pit.
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Right before the beginning of the pandemic, my wife and I were house hunting in San Diego for what would have been the place where we would settle and raise our family. I had all these ideas for home improvement projects that I would work on once we had our new place. The list included everything from building

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Gluten-Free Oats Market 2020 Top Key Players, Share, Size, Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis 2026

Noble Horvath

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 24, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Gluten-Free Oats Market” report includes overview of industry characteristics, manufacturing technology, industry chain analysis and latest market trends and dynamics. The Gluten-Free Oats Market report also explores future trends for supply, demand and growth rate, size, prices, Gluten-Free Oats market share, trading, competition and value chain as well as Key Players of the industry’s information with forecast from 2020 to 2026.

Scope of the Gluten-Free Oats Market report is as follows:

● To define and segment the market for Gluten-Free Oats ● To analyse and forecast the Gluten-Free Oats market share and size, in terms of value and volume ● Raw Material Supply and Downstream Consumer Information are provided in Gluten-Free Oats market report. ● Industry Barriers and New Entrants SWOT Analysis

Top Key Manufacturers in Gluten-Free Oats Market Report:

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Internet users across the world report problems accessing websites

Noble Horvath

Internet users across the world have reported connection problems in what seems to be a major global outage. 

Website Down Detector, which tracks the status of websites, reveals a spike in outages across several sites and online services – including eBay, Twitter, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. 

Generally speaking, the issues were being reported between 11am and 2pm. 

On, which tracks outages worldwide, a significant spike was reported shortly before midday, with affected regions including the United States, Brasil, Britain, France, and Japan.  

Web performance and security giant Cloudflare reported that they were aware of, and investigating an issue which potentially impacted ‘multiple customers’.

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Researchers built a battery-free Game Boy

Noble Horvath

Most portable electronic gadgets these days ship with rechargeable batteries… and many modern smartphones and other devices support fast charging that lets you refuel quickly.

But what if you didn’t need a battery at all?

A team of researchers have developed a proof-of-concept handheld gaming device that doesn’t use a traditional battery. Instead it draws power from sunlight and from… you.

Don’t expect to see this battery-free Game Boy on store shelves anytime soon though.

Developed by researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois and the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, the prototype is designed to look like Nintendo’s classic handheld console, and it even plays games from Game Boy cartridges.

But unlike a battery-powered Game Boy, this device has a capacitor that holds a small charge without the use of any chemicals. One of the project’s co-leads, Josiah Hester, says that unlike a battery, capacitors have no chemicals

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Peak Announces Rebranding Plans and Provides Preview of Upcoming Website

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3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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BART restores all service after shutting down due to systemwide computer issues

Noble Horvath

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BART restores all service after systemwide computer issue



BART has reopened all stations and services after a temporary halt due to a malfunctioning computer issue.

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BART has reopened all East Bay stations after a shutting down all services due to a systemwide computer problem.

Service has been restored between Montgomery Station in San Francisco through all East Bay stations. All stations between Powell Station and Millbrae Station still remain closed.

Bus service will be provided to passengers traveling between Powell, Millbrae and San Francisco International Airport.

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World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

Noble Horvath

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