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    ShopSmith Upgrade Part 3 Mark 7 Upgrade

    We are now continuing our ShopSmith series of upgrades. We have already completed the upgrade of the...

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    Should you pre-rinse your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher?

    Ok… so like many of you out there in Internet-land you’ve probably read this article from the “Experts” at yahoo telling you that you should not rinse your dishes because it doesn’t make a difference. I don’t know about their experts, but I’ll go ahead and tell you that unlike them, I...

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    Reasons to get rid of your digital SLR camera.

    There’s a new camera category in town. It’s EVIL, and it’s going to kick your DSLR’s ass. EVIL stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens, and is our favorite acronym for cameras like the Olympus Pen, the Lumix GF1 and the Samsung NX10. These small, mirrorless, finderless cameras can fit in a pocket...

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    How to buy a Flat-Screen Television.

    The Big Picture HDTVs are available in a variety of flavors, including front- and rear-projection, but flat-panel sets have emerged as the most popular option by far. What’s not to like? You can get a big, beautiful picture from a display thin and light enough to hang on a wall. And the...

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    How to buy a laptop.

    The Big Picture If you’ve ever shopped for a laptop, you know that the factors to consider go far beyond performance and connections. Notebook buyers have to think about such additional variables as size, weight, screen dimensions, battery life, and keyboard quality–plus options such as built-in wireless. Key Features Processor: Intel’s dual-core...

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    How to buy luggage.

    Your choice of the right type of luggage can go a long way towards enjoying a more stress-free romantic vacation or getaway! In my 18 years in the airline industry, I’ve seen over and over what can happen to suitcases that are of poor quality and/or poorly packed. They will often end...

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    How to Buy an MP3 Player

    Introduction Whether you want to get your groove on while working out or would like to amuse yourself as you commute on public transit, a portable MP3 music player could suit your needs. MP3 players–available in a wide variety of styles and sizes and capable of storing thousands of songs–capitalize on digital...

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    How to buy a printer for your computer.

    No matter how digital our lives become, printers remain essential in any office and convenient at home for schoolwork, maps, fliers, and photos. PC World tests and reviews three types of printers–inkjets, color lasers, and snapshot models–on an ongoing basis. We also regularly test multifunction printers, both inkjet and laser. No matter...

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    How to buy a motherboard for your computer.

    The Big Picture In many ways, the motherboard is the heart of the modern computer system, as it affects almost every other component. Choosing a motherboard is a fairly complicated task since you have seven to nine different factors to consider, of varying importance. Take some time to think about how you’ll...

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    How to buy a mattress.

    How to Shop for a Mattress You spend a third of your life on your mattress. Choosing the right one for you can make a huge difference in your day to day activities. We know that mattress shopping can be confusing and stressful. Want to shop the old way – in store?...

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    How to buy an easy chair.

    Step 1: Determine potential size restrictions for your chair and what your maximum measurements can be if, for example, the new chair will be moved through a narrow doorway or if you’re squeezing it into a tiny living room. This is especially important with recliners, which often must be pulled away from...

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    How to buy cheap airline tickets.

    Step 1: Keep yourself updated on airfare wars by watching the news and reading the newspaper. Look for limited-time promotional fares from major airlines and airline companies just starting up. Step 2: Be flexible in scheduling your flight. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are typically the cheapest days to fly; late-night flights (‘red-eyes’),...