How to Make Your Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) Hacker-Proof

Security has become second nature to people over the years, whether it be your home, car, or personal belongings. Our computers are no exception to this, as digital thieves are lurking everywhere, and can be almost impossible to detect by the average computer user. Preventing unauthorized access to your wireless home or business network (Wi-Fi) is an extremely important measure to take, as a hacker doesn’t need to know you personally to target you, and they can be in a house or apartment nearby, or even parked in a car on the street. Wi-Fi hackers have been known to drive

Golf Cart Battery Basics

Golf cart batteries are the life-force behind your electric golf cart. Golf carts run off of what are called deep-cycle batteries. Although they look similar to normal car batteries, deep-cycle batteries serve a completely different purpose. While both are lead-acid based, deep-cycle batteries provide a steady current over a long period of time, whereas car batteries provide a very large current over a short period of time. This is because golf carts, like other electric vehicles, derive all their power from their batteries. One battery is not enough to run a golf cart. Instead, they use battery packs that consist

Sell More Accessories – Jimmy Ralph’s Tips to Build a Successful Accessory Sales Plan

“For many wireless retailers, accessory sales are an afterthought – a category that provides some incremental sales and profitability, but one (whose) true potential remains untapped,” said Jimmy Ralph, in a Dealerscope article published last year. The President of Retail Business Development, Inc., an independent wireless retail consulting firm, Ralph insists accessories are both needed and wanted. But in order to fulfill such customer needs and wants, he says, “You’ll need a plan.” Before putting together a plan, a retailer must first take stock of what his/her store is currently doing, in terms of total accessory sales, sales per location,

What Happens If I Get Busted Driving Without Insurance in Oregon?

Thanks to the current flux of the economy and the fact that people are struggling to cut back in ways they’ve never had to before, the number of people out on the roads driving without insurance is climbing at a rapid rate. Those numbers are expected to hit seventeen percent or higher within the next two years-a frightening thought when you consider there were over 250,851,833 passenger vehicles registered with the DMV in 2007, and numbers have climbed by over 109 million since then.   Seventeen percent of that is over 42,644,811 cars on the road without insurance, any one

How Do You Determine Fault in a Head on Collision?

In a serious head on car crash, serious injuries often result. In fact, fatalities are more common in a head-on collision. Statistics for the United States show that while this type of car crash accounts for only 2.0% of all accidents, a head-on collision is responsible for 10.1% of U.S. car crash fatalities. A common misconception is that the police report will establish fault. It is actually the insured’s insurance company who determines fault, not the police officer who takes the report. Police officers may cite a driver if they have been found to have violated traffic laws; however, it

Writing Auto Estimates is Like Going to Walmart – Auto Estimator Training For Beginners

The Estimating Guide Once we have all of the information needed from the vehicle we can take the estimate into the estimating office or area where we can complete and total the auto estimate. The estimating guide will provide a list of the parts with diagrams, the price of the parts, the flat rate labor to replace the parts (judgment time is not-included in the estimating guides, we’ll discuss judgment time later) and the refinish flat rate to paint the parts if needed. Parts and Abbreviations It is very important to know the nomenclature of the parts and the abbreviations

Propane Patio Heaters – Are They Safe Or Not?

No question you can expand the use and enjoyment of your patio or deck with an LP patio heater. However, they generate high heat from gas, so are they safe? It depends on what level of safety you are looking for. If you want guaranteed safety, do not buy an outdoor patio heater. Likewise, do not live in a home equipped with gas or electric heat, get rid of all appliances, and trade your car for a horse. Guaranteed safety does not exist in anything, outdoor patio heaters and horses included. As with any appliance, machine or device, safety ultimately

5 Components of Physical Fitness

While the definition of physical fitness can be a little complex or unclear and the definition of physical fitness can vary, most government health agencies and exercise scientists agree that there are 5 components of physical fitness related to health. These components provide a fairly accurate representation of how fit and healthy the body is as a whole (total or overall fitness). The 5 components are cardiovascular fitness (also referred to as cardio-respiratory endurance or cardiovascular endurance), muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Let’s take a closer look at these components individually. 1.) Cardiovascular fitness (or cardio-respiratory endurance

Bike Review – 2012 Rocky Mountain 29" Vertex 970 RSL Carbon

This review is tough to write as I don’t know where to begin with the paradigm shift we are seeing with this bike. Five years ago the idea of riding a carbon fiber frame offroad seemed insane. Okay for road but not tough enough for the trail. Now that idea has been dumped on its head. For 2012, many companies are offering carbon fiber mountain bikes in hardtail and full suspension with both 26″ and 29″ wheels. The first of these new wonder bikes I’ve been able to test is the Rocky Mountain 29″ Vertex 970 RSL. Full carbon 29″er

What Is Extreme Skydiving?

Extreme Skydiving? For the uninitiated, it may seem that skydiving does not need an adjective such as “extreme.” Many people would ask, “Isn’t skydiving always extreme?” The answer from those experienced in parachuting, skydiving and extreme skydiving would be, “No.” There is an important difference between skydiving and extreme skydiving, (Some have suggested that in extreme skydiving, the individual would not use a parachute. That would be extreme!) Rest assured, both continue to use parachutes. What Is Extreme Then? To put it quite simply, “regular” skydiving involves leaving the airplane, pulling the cord and descending slowly to earth. A short