Quickly Convert Between Celsius and Fahrenheit Without a Calculator

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The formula to convert between the two temperature scales isn’t something most of us can do in our head, but if you just need a close estimation, this formula works great:

Celsius to Fahrenheit: Multiply the temperature by 2 and then add 30
(actual formula is multiply by 1.8, add 32)

example: 22° Celsius is roughly equal to 74° Fahrenheit using this method
(actual conversion is 71.6°)

what to do, what to do.. oh yea

It’s currently 2:26am, Friday, Oct 9th, 2015, and this is what there is to do, it’s nothing scary, bad, hurtful, just this, –

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..i am getting as close to doing what i use to do to release pain,.. -cut, then when i want to, or have to, i fight it, while cleaning my room or something, then goto cj’s for a midnight snack and take a walk or something else unplanned, like a drive, a drink, a line, and a few swallowed kpins. Mentally accomplished; I should have mixed up, side ways emotions, up, happy, depressed, worthless, victorious, same old crap (melancholy), pointless, love -Kevin FamouSeeger

Get in line for Windows 10 Reservations; started today, June 1st, 2015.

Windows 10; it’s  finally here, nope just more teasing…

Just today I saw the first ‘real’ glimpse of Windows 10’s arrival.. Windows 10 is coming July 29, 2015. and reservations for the upgrade began rolling out thanks to a Windows Update today; June 1st.

Reserve your free copy of Windows 10 starting June 1st, and upgrade starting June 29th, 2015.

Specifications

These are for a pre-released version of Windows 10 and are subject to change.

System requirements

If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, here’s what it takes.

  • Latest OS: Make sure you are running the latest version either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update.
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 1024×600

Important notes…

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Good Morning,.. As Long As You Love Me

Bluetooth Speaker Packed Full of Features on the Cheap

It’s no bank-breaking accessory for a smartphone or tablet, but one that I at least could not do without.
It’s loud, and sounds great; great-quality while loud, and has a solid-built quality touch to it- And it’s the iHome iBT16 mini Bluetooth speaker.

You can play audio using different connection methods with this speaker- and I’m going to go over them in this overview because everything else that needs to be said about the speaker, is all stated in the first two short sentences the begin this review, which earn it my 5/5 star rating.

iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube - Purple (iBT16UC)

iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker Cube – Purple (iBT16UC)

Let’s start off with the coolest method of connecting; using NFC. My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has NFC capabilities, as do many other phones and tablets. NFC (Near Field Communication) can be used for lots of other things, but in this case it’s basically just a shortcut to connecting to the speaker by pairing your phone to the speaker using Bluetooth. You can use NFC by holding the phone over the speaker for just 3-5 seconds. Then obviously there is just the Bluetooth connection method.

There is an AUX port so you can plug anything into its 3.5mm jack, and it’s bi-directional.
This is understated but importantly awesome!
Examples: Smartphone plugged into AUX port on speaker using a basic male-to-male 3.5mm cable plays whats on the phone; -AUX audio-in. But when I have my phone paired through Bluetooth to this speaker, I can then connect this speaker to my stereo with a 3.5mm to RCA (red & white) audio cable. So now it plays through this speaker but also through my home audio speaker system; -AUX audio-out.

The cable it comes with, 3.5mm and USB jacks on one side, and a micro USB jack on the other, adds another audio playback method. Plug the cable into your computer, laptop, etc, using the 3.5mm (headphone jack) and the USB to a free port, then the micro USB jack into the speaker and it not only charges it but plays audio from your computer through the speaker.

This all might not sound amazing but you’ve got at least 5 ways to connect, utilize, and/or get your music playing through this. NFC, Bluetooth, AUX-in, AUX-out, micro USB (When using the provided headphone jack and USB cable).

Favorite Feature: using the NFC to easily and quickly pair my phone and it’s Bluetooth to the speaker.

Best Utilization: This basically can and will make anything you have (older care stereo, home theater system, any stereo, or anything that can play audio and audio out to a 3.5mm jack) a wireless reviver. I plug this into my ancient, but great, TEAC receiver -and now its a wireless AND Bluetooth capable stereo system, with this as one extra little speaker!

What iHome has to say about their iBT16:

Rock with the Block | Bring the party where ever you go with the iBT16 mini Bluetooth speaker. Stream wireless digital audio via Bluetooth from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The iBT16 also has an aux line-in jack, as well as a line-out jack for an expandable audio experience.

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth wireless audio

    Wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled phone, iPad, PDA or computer

Rechargeable Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable battery

    Long-lasting internal lithium ion battery gives speakers plenty of power up to 8 hrs. (Initial charge 3-5 hrs.)

Sound Beyond Size

  • Single speaker

    Specially designed high-end driver delivers astounding clarity, depth and power in single speaker

  • Supplied cable for charging speakers and connecting to audio source

    2 -in-1 cable has a USB plug for charging speaker and audio plugs for connecting to audio source so you can charge speaker while listening

  • Aux line out jack to connect additional speaker

    Use single speaker for mono sound, or connect multiple speakers for a “wall of sound”

  • NOTE

    *NOTE: Additional cable required if using two speakers.

Additional

  • Durable rubberized cabinet finish

Song of the Weekend – “Keep it Mello” by Marshmello ft. Omar LinX

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Picture of the Week: “What’s That Josie?”

“What’s That Josie?” – 9:37am, friday, february 24, 2017 – chico, ca

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Stupid Product of the Week: Winbot Window-Cleaning Robotic Vacuum

This week is the ‘ECOVACS Robotics Winbot Window-Cleaning Robotic Vacuum‘ .. yeah…
as featured on Newegg Flash

Here’s the manufacturer’s speel:

ECOVACS Robotics Winbot Window-Cleaning Robotic Vacuum: With a simple, 3-step operation and Pathfinder technology, this robotic vacuum automatically cleans framed and frameless glass windows, mirrors, doors and other surfaces. A firm vacuum suction and a safety pod and tether provide safety. 

  • Let the vacuum do the cleaning for you

    This robot vacuums framed and frameless glass windows, doors, mirrors and other similar surfaces.

  • Cleans glass of almost any thickness

    Including Thermopane for wide-ranging use.

  • Intuitively avoids obstacles

    Pathfinder Technology follows a custom cleaning path that avoids obstacles like window latches and door handles.

  • Microfiber cleaning pads trap dirt and debris

    Washable and reusable microfiber cleaning pads absorbs debris and save on paper towels.

  • Keep vacuuming even when the AC power fails

    An onboard, backup battery keeps the robot running.

WINBOT W830 Window Cleaning Robot, http://www.neweggflash.com/Product/9SIAB524R97592

http://m.ecovacsrobotics.com/ecovacs-robotics-products/winbot-window-cleaning-robots/w9-series/w950

Several post offices remain closed during Oroville Dam Spillway emergency – Action News Now

Several post offices remain closed during Oroville Dam Spillway emergency
Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 11:40 am PST

200,000 residents were imposed in eight California cities after a hole in an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam threatened to flood the surrounding area. These evacuations are impacting operations at a number of post offices.

Customers whose mail delivery has been affected can pick up their mail with proper identification at the locations listed below. Please note that all alternate pick-up sites will also have retail services available.

Until further notice, mail pick up for the following cities will be available at these locations:

Closed Post Offices:

Alternate Pick-Up Sites:

Address for Mail Pick Up

Marysville Post Office

Yuba City Post Office

761 Plumas St

Yuba City, CA 95991

Nicolaus Post Office

Rio Oso Post Office

2156 Rio Oso Road

Rio Oso, CA 95674

Olivehurst Post Office

Wheatland Post Office

404 4th St

Wheatland, CA 95692

Gridley Post Office

Chico Midtown Post Office

141 W. 5th St

Chico, CA 95928

Live Oak Post Office

Chico Midtown Post Office

141 W. 5th St

Chico, CA 95928

Palermo Post Office

Chico Midtown Post Office

141 W. 5th St

Chico, CA 95928

Oroville Post Office

Chico Midtown Post Office

141 W. 5th St

Chico, CA 95928

Berry Creek Post Office

Chico Midtown Post Office

141 W. 5th St

Chico, CA 95928

Biggs Post Office

Chico Midtown Post Office

141 W. 5th St

Chico, CA 95928

“We apologize for this inconvenience to our customers,” said Ashleigh Rodriguez, Manager of Post Office Operations for Sacramento District. “But we are making every attempt to make mail available for customer pick up where conditions are safe.”

The Sacramento District serves ZIP Codes 936-938, 942, 952, 953 and 956-960 in northern California.

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