Computers live by Murphy’s Law: “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.” Which is why, at some point, your computer will freeze, or flicker, or even shut down. Most of us are comfortable using computers as long as everything is going smoothly.Maybe your old computer is just running slowly. Click here for 9 ways make an old PC run faster.Below are five common computer problems that you can usually solve yourself. Computers have a lot of moving parts, and you may eventually decide to call in reinforcements. But with a little direction, you may be able to fix minor issues all on your own.Unexpected rebootsWindows — Troubleshoot an unexpected reboot with a program called WhoCrashed. It scans your computer to identify the problem, and it may suggest a solution. According to WhoCrashed, the problem may not have anything to do with hardware; instead may be related to its device drivers. Or it may be a problem with pieces of coding called kernel modules.One caveat: … [Read more...] about Fixes for a finicky computer
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University of Georgia students and student organizations were honored for their accomplishments in innovation and social justice at the 17th annual S.O.A.R. awards on April 5.The Student Organization Achievement and Recognition awards was hosted by the Center for Student Activities and Involvement and was held in the Tate Center Grand Hall at 6 p.m.“Each and every organization on this campus has done some amazing work,” UGA President Jere Morehead said. “What we are celebrating this evening is the enactment of what is so critical to this institution, which is learning not only in the classroom but learning outside of the classroom.” There were 55 organizations nominated, Morehead said, with more than 800 student organizations registered with the university this year.Awards were specific to different aspects of student-run organizations, emphasizing outstanding elements such as campus events, organizational improvement and collaboration, new organizations and … [Read more...] about 17th annual S.O.A.R. awards celebrate UGA student organization achievements
Driving the Day Listen to the Playbook Audio Briefing http://bit.ly/2orock8 ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf Good Tuesday morning.Story Continued Below HILL TO W.H.: 15% CORPORATE TAX RATE? GET REAL -- The White House yesterday sent out the message that they planned to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent -- fulfilling a campaign-season promise. Is this an opening negotiating position or what Trump wants to achieve? We don’t know, because we haven’t seen him in a successful legislative negotiation yet. BUT PRIVATELY, CAPITOL HILL REPUBLICANS ARE SEETHING. Why? Because a 15 percent corporate rate is practically impossible to achieve without blowing a hole in the budget. The president might be willing to balloon the national deficit, but Hill Republicans -- which have made debts and deficits their central issue over the last decade -- are not. To make a cut like that permanent, Republicans … [Read more...] about MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Trump’s tax plan — JUST WONDERING: What is the W.H. gov’t shutdown strategy? — POLITICO names new CEO — ANNIE KARNI on Ivanka in Berlin — LUMBER WARS — B’DAY: AshLee Strong
Driving the Day Listen to the Playbook Audio Briefing http://bit.ly/2rlOX7n ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf Good Tuesday morning and welcome to another edition of what we’re now calling Washington Whiplash. CONSIDER WHAT IS HAPPENING. Senior U.S. officials dimed out the president of the United States, telling the Washington Post that he passed classified information to Russians. BuzzFeed quotes one U.S. official who says “It’s far worse than what has already been reported.” If anyone else -- besides the president -- did this, they’d probably be out of a job, and possibly prosecuted. Story Continued Below THE STORY -- WAPO’S GREG MILLER AND GREG JAFFE: “Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador”: “President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White … [Read more...] about TRUMP’S WASHINGTON: ‘CHAOS AT ALL TIMES’ — What Washington thinks Trump needs — REPUBLICANS cool on Cornyn as FBI director — BROOKS: When the world is led by a child — B’DAY: Tucker Carlson
Q: I never keep my New Year's resolutions. But this year, I set a goal to save more money. How can I finally stick with it? A: When we set money goals, our motivations are pure. A new year has just begun, we recently got engaged or we're trying to stockpile a down payment. But we give ourselves too much credit. “The No. 1 reason that people end up not meeting their goals is they try to do too much too soon,” says Laura Morganelli, a financial adviser at Abacus Wealth Partners in Philadelphia. Drastically cutting your spending and saving a big portion of your income might sound seductive in a dramatic, start-a-blog-about-it way. But saving a lot so suddenly is hard. You'll get discouraged. You'll fail, and you'll feel like a disappointment. A disappointment who still doesn't have any savings. So dial it back a bit. Give yourself a break. Making realistic goals to save money doesn't mean you're lazy, just pragmatic; set yourself up for small wins, and they'll add up to … [Read more...] about How do I make a money resolution that succeeds?
When we set money goals, our motivations are pure. A new year has just begun, we recently got engaged or we’re trying to stockpile a down payment.But we give ourselves too much credit.“The No. 1 reason that people end up not meeting their goals is they try to do too much too soon,” said Laura Morganelli, a financial adviser at Abacus Wealth Partners in Philadelphia.Drastically cutting your spending and saving a big portion of your income might sound seductive in a dramatic, start-a-blog-about-it way. But saving a lot so suddenly is hard. You’ll get discouraged. You’ll fail, and you’ll feel like a disappointment. A disappointment who still doesn’t have any savings.So dial it back a bit. Give yourself a break. Making realistic goals to save money doesn’t mean you’re lazy, just pragmatic; set yourself up for small wins, and they’ll add up to bigger ones. Bite-sized goalsMaybe you’ve heard your boss talk about S.M.A.R.T. … [Read more...] about This is how to make financial resolutions that really work
“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to [email protected] This week’s question:I never keep my New Year’s resolutions. But this year, I set a goal to save more money. How can I finally stick with it?When we set money goals, our motivations are pure. A new year has just begun, we recently got engaged or we’re trying to stockpile a down payment.But we give ourselves too much credit.“The No. 1 reason that people end up not meeting their goals is they try to do too much too soon,” says Laura Morganelli, a financial advisor at Abacus Wealth Partners in Philadelphia.Drastically cutting your spending and saving a big portion of your income might sound seductive in a dramatic, start-a-blog-about-it … [Read more...] about Ask Brianna: How do I make a money resolution that succeeds?
ALBANY – Negotiations over a state budget for the fiscal year that starts Friday were focused on how to increase the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 and whether SUNY tuition should be free.Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested Tuesday that he and legislative leaders were close to an agreement to have an on-time budget, but there was no signs of a imminent deal Wednesday in order to meet Friday's deadline.Indeed, complicated issues that are part of the budget remained undecided on Wednesday — particularly the "Raise the Age" measure that would move most criminal cases involving youths out of adult courts. New York is one of two states where cases involving 16- and 17-year-olds start in criminal court.Yet the fine points of reforming the law were still being worked out, lawmakers said."It’s not appropriate for 16- and 17-year-olds to be housed and incarcerated with adults. We agree with that," said state Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma, Erie County, the county's … [Read more...] about Here’s what is holding up a NY budget deal
On Thursday, President Trump threatened to defeat members of the Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections. So what is the Freedom Caucus, and why is the president of the United States threatening to defeat members of his own party? Let's start from the beginning:The Freedom Caucus, a group of hardline conservatives in the House, was one of the critical forces in defeating the Obamacare repeal bill that Republicans tried to bring to the House floor last week. The group of far-right Republicans spent weeks in negotiations with Trump and the White House and even got some conservative provisions added to the legislation. But in the end, most of them decided it wasn’t enough and said they’d vote against the bill.That was a big problem for the Republicans, who could only lose about 20 votes. Plus, rewriting the bill to woo Freedom Caucus members led more Republican moderates to jump ship. In the end, about a dozen mainstream Republicans and the majority of … [Read more...] about What is the House Freedom Caucus and why is Trump attacking its members?
BALTIMORE - The serious game I play at every Triple Crown race is called Find a Horse to Beat the Favorite (go directly to jail if it's the second choice). Not this year. I won't be staying up late, losing sleep to pore over the information hidden in the Daily Racing Form - glasses on, glasses off, Visine at the ready - until the numbers begin falling off the page. Big Brown is the certain Preakness favorite. If you want to collect nickels and dimes for your $2, he's your bet. The Derby winner's never been beaten, and won all four of his races by comfortable margins. The horse is special on the way to being really special. Which is why he's 1-2 in the morning line, and 10 others are 15-1 and higher. You could haul away a bundle with a nice bet on one of those moonshots but, let's face it, only if they figure out how to run past Big Brown. Can it happen? Sure it can. And now forget that you read it here. The favorite's trainer, Rick Dutrow, showed up yesterday morning and … [Read more...] about Big Brown is horse of a different color