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Tactical Flashlights and TCNTraining.com

Tactical Flashlights and TCNTraining.com

TheCapitol.Net does not sell directly tactical flashlights and we do not produce any training videos for them. TCNTraining.com is a domain name owned by TheCapitol.Net and takes you to our Upcoming Schedule of Courses. The company selling tactical flashlights and using our domain name without our permission needs to hire a proofreader…. However, there are […]

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Clever Ideas Clever Tools – iPod in a bowl

Clever Ideas Clever Tools – iPod in a bowl

photo credit: anoldent Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. RealSimple (Also see “700+ New Uses For Old Things“) . . . . . . . . . More clever ideas and clever tools Cool Tools Festival of Frugality Home Ec 101 […]

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series

Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by keeping the sliced apple together with a rubber band. photo credit: Ben Husmann From @ home with real food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More clever ideas and clever tools Cool Tools […]

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series – Hull Strawberries Using a Straw

Clever Ideas Clever Tools Series – Hull Strawberries Using a Straw

photo credit: Christine Ann Dunne Use a straw to remove the center from strawberries. See Hull Strawberries Using a Straw, from New Nostalgia, Amy Bowman . . . . . . . . . More clever ideas and clever tools Cool Tools Festival of Frugality Home Ec 101 New Nostalgia Squawkfox The Dollar Stretcher ToolMonger

How to Destroy a Hard Drive

How to Destroy a Hard Drive

When recycling old computers, the hard drive must be destroyed, the data must be deleted or made unreadable so any data on the drive is unreadable and not potentially released into the wild. Many users have personal information on their hard drives, and in many cases they are not even aware of what personal information […]

Keeping Your (Computers and) Data Safe

Keeping Your (Computers and) Data Safe

I just don’t understand Julia Angwin’s scare story about cookies and ad targeting in the Wall Street Journal [The Web’s New Gold Mine: Your Secrets, July 30, 2010]. That is, I don’t understand how the Journal could be so breathlessly naive, unsophisticated, and anachronistic about the basics of the modern media business. It is the […]

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How to Contact Congress

How to Contact Congress

Congress receives more than 86.9 million pieces of snail mail annually, and more than 200 million emails each year. How effective are these communications? Joshua Tauberer, the creator of research tool GovTrack says that in his personal experience: […] what Congressional staff say is that two things happen with letters and other communications. First, Representatives […]

WARNING TO ALL MERCHANTS: PayPal will screw you

WARNING TO ALL MERCHANTS: PayPal will screw you

Recently a person purchased a download course from us and one minute later complained to PayPal that someone had “compromised” his email account – using the the same email account he used to purchase the download one minute earlier. PayPal, depsite being provided with evidence that the person had complained from the same email account […]

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Cool Tool – Bracketron Dash-Mat

Cool Tool – Bracketron Dash-Mat

The Bracketron Dash-Mat lets you easily place a cell phone, GPS, MP3 player, radar detector, etc., on your dash, and easily move it from car to car. No drilling, no adhesives, no suction cups. Highly recommended. The Dash-Mat Portable Mount is a holding device that is compatible with most iPods, Cell Phones, Satellite Radios, PDA’s, […]

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USB Sync&Charge cable for Amazon Kindle

USB Sync&Charge cable for Amazon Kindle

This “Lovely Retractable Sync and Charge Cable for Palm Zire 31 72” from suntekstore.com (Item Number: 10000496) works to recharge a Kindle 1 from a powered USB port. Be careful – there are many cables sold as fitting the PalmZire31 that do NOT fit the Kindle 1. The Lovely cable above is the only one […]

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