Our DNS is now working.

Our name server was not working very good. But now we are back.

Every web site has to have a server  that provides the actual path into the web site. As you can see, I changed the name so t now it a club site instead of a com site. Still the sames ruff., Just an adjustment in the name. It took awhile for the server to git it right.  Now we are here.

Should You Build Your Own Personal Computer.

No. Unless you really want to and have the right reasons. Ream about the Pros and Cons.

Years ago all personal computers were home built computer. The first Apple computer was b built in a garbage by two your men who had a dream.

The early home builds also were made with parts for Motorola, Intel and other chip makers.  sand other chip makers It was only after those early years that the rest of the world knew about personal computers.

I built my first computer. Would I do it again. No, I would not. I did it as a learning experience.  It got me up to speed on digital technology. I had done all my work in the Analog world. I had to learn what digital electronics can do. That was the quick way for me. I do not do well in a formal learning environment. I have to get my hansd on something I want to understand.

But what about today? Well, today there ere other reasons to build your own.  For one, yu might get more value for your money. Another is you pay only for what your really want, not what some salesman things.

Here is on of the best articles about this object from another website,  Make Use Of.

Is It Still Cheaper to Build Your Own PC?

 

 

 

Change my name to Geek9pm.club

We want to change name to Geek9pm.club

Maybe that will better represent what kind of blog this is. My blog is not a commercial web site, I have nothing here to sell. This site is to express some thoughts and ideas and share with other some observations.

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Come back soon.

The new name shall be:
Geek9pm.club

The Methane Economy is Real.

Research news articles confirms that the methane economy is a reality. the good use of methane is reducing the cost of energy.

here’s a reference to a publication called Forbes. What they say is also supported in many authoritative articles published by others.

Study Confirms Methane Emissions Not Rising Under Natural Gas Economy

The prospects for significant reductions in greenhouse gases has received a major boost, as scientists report methane emissions from fossil fuels have not increased, even with a substantial increase in natural gas production. As compared to coal, natural gas cuts in half the carbon dioxide emissions that are the main focus of global warming advocates. Some advocates, however, have expressed fears that methane emissions from increasing natural gas production are negating the benefits of carbon dioxide reductions.

You can find more about this by searching the Internet for the words ‘Methane Economy’  and finding links like this:

http://methane_economy.blogspot.com/

That article says, in part:

OPEC irrelevance and marginalization

    • Stable energy prices.
    • Strong and resilient economy.
    • Improved trade balance picture.
    • Strong currency.
    • Clean energy production.
    • Cleaner air.
    • Uncontaminated water.

Think about it!

The Tiny $5 UK computer

In the UK one can buy a tiny computer for just the equalvilant of five dollars.Really!

A hobby company in the UK now offers a starter kit for just five dollars. Does that sound too good to be true? No, the company has already sold millions of the early models of this experimenters computer to hobbyists and engineers.

Anybody who want to learn about this small and useful miniature computer can now afford it. . It is actually possible to set this little thing up with the keyboard and monitor and some kind of Internet connection and you can actually surf the Internet using this tiny computer. It is capable of playing music and showing video and doing the things that you normally expect from a personal computer.
Although it is a little slow on speed then a little bit short on memory, it has everything necessary to play basic games and to do fundamental Internet operations.
With the tiny computer lacks is a power supply and the keyboard and the complete interface for the monitor. Even so, you can test out the unit and make sure it works even without having the complete video interface. The additional parts are very modestly priced and you might be able to use something you  have at hand. For example, the power supply can also be the battery charger for your smart phone. The battery charger plugs into a micro USB connector switches now nearly a standard on many smart phones.

A standaerd The keyboard can be hooked up to the vice using a standard USB port. Once you have a video circuit installed you can watch it on a standard monitor and the picture quality is quite good for such a small device.

Here is one of the links that will take you to lare more:
New Rasberry PI.

 

What do ou know about Methane Gas?

Methane Gas is making news headlines. Maybe your next automobile will have a tank of methane gas. Do you care?

Things you need to know:

  • Methan is also called natural gas and is used as a heating fuel and  is both man-man and natural.
  • Methane is among the most abundant fuels on the planet
  • Methane  is CH4 and is a climate change gas.
  • It is helping people live longer.

You can look up methane on the Internet. You will find many articlethat support the four statements listed above. Some articles  yu find have strong politicalbias. My purpose here is not to endorse any politicl view above another. The facts show that methane is often used in a good way. And sad to say, methane is is implicated in in human deaths.

Now here is an example of how methane improves the live of meny people every day.

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Super capacitors rake the sound barrier

A researcher said it was like breaking the sound barrier. He was describing a new breakthrough in super capacitor technology.

The new breakthrough   now places super capacitors well ahead of any other electrical storage system. Compared to conventional batteries used in cars and trucks, the new super capacitors are well beyond 10 times the power of the conventional battery systems used in automobiles today. And besides transportation, the new capacitors could be used in many types of electronic devices.
Imagine having a laptop computer that does not have a replaceable battery. You just plug it in and charge it up and use it and then charges again. Even after years of use, you would not have to replace the battery, because it’s not a battery. It is a super capacitor that outperforms even with him ion batteries pound for pound.
The details are rather hard to understand for us laymen. In fact, even engineers with quite a bit of experience will find it hard to believe these new super capacitors are so great. Possibility would be a city bus that is powered by a super capacitor and goes for several miles before needing a recharge. Not only would this be quite economical, but would also have an impact on the use of gasoline or diesel to power buses.
Just imagine living in a city for all transportation was electric. If successful, super capacitors could replace batteries in any kind of vehicle and deliver more power and more talk torque and have less weight. Someday we could be living in cities where there is no use of internal combustion engines for anything.
Of course, we’re not there yet. So far super capacitors are effective in laboratory situations and have been used in some commercial applications. But at the present time they are not ready to go mainstream.
To learn more about super capacitors and the recent advances that have been made, just do a search using your favorite browser and just enter one word: supercapacitors. Yes, they’re spelling it as a single word and get describes a single thing. The difference between a super capacitor and our regular capacitor are like night and day, they are not even comparable. Go ahead. Look up. It will blow your mind.

 

Expensive Anti-Virus. Worth it?

Do You Get What You Pay For? Maybe Not.

A recent article form PC Mag had this to say about a Software Product:

Pros
In testing, eliminated active malware and malware that launches at startup, as promised. Integrated HelpDesk remote remediation tool. Installs and runs in Safe Mode. Bootable recovery environment available. Free scan available. Certified by one testing lab.

Cons
Missed many malware samples in tests. Failed to remove executable traces of detected samples. No significant real-time protection. Expensive.

Bottom Line
Enigma SpyHunter 4 does what it promises, eliminating active malware and killing malware that launches at startup. But competitors deliver much more.
Hey!, I didn’t say that! They dis. Bear in mind that PC Mag makes money off advertisers and it looks like that are not helping a growing company. Why wold they do that? Judge for yourself.

Read the whole story here:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1523245,00.asp

Of course, you need a good anti-virus program to protect your computer. Some of the good ones have special coffers. You can find them by doing a search for ‘Free AV Software‘ and find at least five or six good ones. Each offers a better version for a nominal price.