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Posted on: Aug, 17th 2011
Tshirt I steal your neighbour WiFi
There are a lot of people that kindly shares their connection with the neighbours, but there are a lot of more that do it without knowing it. In both cases this supposes a security risk. Read more of "How to stop WiFi hackers?"

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Posted on: Jun, 8th 2011
We can classify the ways that hard disk can breakdown in two: software and hardware. With the first I'm talking about the lost of data due to virus or accidental erasure. In these cases, if it's possible retrieve the information, it is often so cheap because only we have to use the appropriate software. Instead, the errors of hardware or physics are very expensive of repair, because are needed tools and specialized installations and only if the information that contains is enough valuable, can worth pay for it. Read the rest of "Repair the hardware of a hard disk"

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Posted on: Apr, 13th 2011
Signal warning of radiactivity
The processors aren't inmune to the radiactivity. This it produces soft errors, that are errors in the signals of its circuits, produced by the noise that generates the radiation on it. The consequences of the radiation over the machines aren't so devastating as over the human, because in the worst case we can reboot the machine, but the things that could do the machines affected by radiation to the humans, it could be dangerous. Learn more about "The machines neither are inmune to the radiactivity"

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Posted on: Jan, 11th 2011
IPv6 protocol
According to the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), the organization that assign the IP addresses, in February of 2011 all the IP addresses will be occupied. The solution to this problem is being implanted, approximately from the year 2000 and will follow implanting during a lot of years more. This consists in replace all the software and hardware that use the IPv4 protocol to another that use the IPv6 protocol. Follow reading "What will happen when the IPv4 addresses will be exhausted?"

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Posted on: Oct, 1st 2010
Phosphorus of a CRT screen
The screensavers, theoretically, serve to protect the monitors from the deterioration of the quality of the screen produced when you leave an image fixed during a lot of time. With the abandon of the CRT monitors in favor of the TFT-LCD, the screensavers leave of be useful, but a lot of people follow believing that still serve to save the screen. Fill your mind with "Screensavers. Save they my screen?"

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Posted on: Sep, 24th 2010
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Internet allows that any computer cans communicate with any other computer independently of the distance. This is not magic but is thanks to large cables buried in the seabed that ply the seas and oceans around the world. ¿Do you want know the technology of these cables? Don't stop reading the rest of "The impressive submarine cables (first part)"
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