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It's summer in America and I've heard its pretty hot this year; if you have a swamp cooler otherwise known as an evaporative cooler then you can try this handy guide to convert your swamp cooler to run on solar power.
This would be awesome if you loose power during the day; you will still be able to cool your house down.
This guide was found on eHow; its one of my favorite sites.
Instructions to convert your swamp cooler to solar power.
Disconnect the swamp cooler from the main electric supply. Check the outside of the cooler for a label that tells the measurement of electrical current in amps that the unit uses. Calculate how much power the solar panels will need to provide to the cooler. Power in watts is given by multiplying the current in amps by the voltage in volts. For instance, if on the outside of the cooler the current is given as 1.4 amps, then multiply this number by the mains voltage of 115 volts. This gives the electrical power as 1.4 amps times 115 volts which is equal to 161 watts.
Decide how you want to do the conversion. You have two choices. The first option is to replace the electrical motor that runs the fan or blower in the swamp cooler, together with the small water pump, with new units that run on direct current, or DC, electricity. This type of DC equipment is available for either 12-volt or 24-volt DC power. You will need to replace the motor and the water pump with a DC motor and pump, and connect the swamp cooler directly to a solar panel that generates enough power for the cooler. The second option is to convert the DC electricity from the solar panel to 115-volt AC by using an inverter. This way you don't have to replace anything inside the swamp cooler. You just plug the cooler straight into the the inverter. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. In the first option, you essentially have to rebuild the cooler. In the second option, you have to buy and install additional equipment: a battery, a charge controller, and an inverter. This may work out to be more expensive, but technically it is the more efficient option. It also allows your cooler to work at night, which is not possible with a direct solar system............ please read the rest at eHow.
Check out this post from Usenet VS Torrents website.
Here is an exert.
1. Usenet is super fast
Have you seen the speed test I took comparing Usenet to Torrents in the ultimate battle?
Because Usenet downloads from multiple servers each with gigabit connections and downloading torrents rely on the upload speed of the computer users you are downloading from; the speed is Incredibly FAST; so fast that it maxes out your internet connection regardless if you have 1mbit or even 100Mbit connection.
2. Usenet is Secure and Torrents are not
Usenet offers a layer of security that torrents just don’t have; 256bit SSL encryption baby! the MPAAA, RIAA & even your own ISP cannot see what you are downloading therefore no lawsuits UNLIKE with download.....................
If you are using Chrome and because Chrome is the number one internet browser chance are that that is what you are using.
You will have found if you type your search term into the omnibox that instead of taking you to a lovely search page you are instead taken to http://www.google.com/blank.html and it's a blank page you are staring at.
Currently Google is working on a fix for this but in the mean time to fix it yourself all you have to do is follow these simple steps.
Go to your settings menu.
Click on 'Manage search engines'
Scroll to the bottom of 'Other Search Engines' and enter 'Google-temp' for the name, 'google.com' for keyword, and http://www.google.com/search?q=%s for the url
Find 'Google-temp' in the list of 'other search engines' and click on 'make default' and click 'OK'
Congratulations instead of Google taking you to Blank.html it will take you to the proper search page.