What Did I Discuss On Radio – W/C 27th Oct – Updated

Should You Be Using Your Computer In An Electrical Storm It’s long been known that frequent electrical storms and power outages can damage electronic devices. The real danger of blackouts is the unexpected computer shutdown. Operating systems must go through a “shutdown sequence” to make sure all running processes have correctly terminated before powering off. A sudden loss of electricity can interrupt important threads and leave your computer in an inoperable state. Frequent power outages can reduce a hard drive’s physical lifespan. The read-and-write head, which hovers over the spinning platters during operation, snaps back into its original position upon power loss. This sudden movement can cause tiny imperfections that accumulate over time, increasing the likelihood of a “head crash”: a malfunction that occurs when the head touches and scrapes the platter surfaces, effectively destroying the hard drive. What Can You Do ? The only foolproof way to protect your computer against electrical anomalies is to unplug it completely until the danger has passed.  Flipping your power switch to “off” isn’t going to cut it.  This is the only method of protection with a 100 percent success rate against power outages and power surges. You’ll want a surge protector. This… Read More

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