Why is throwing away copper metal wasteful?
After using copper for its intended purpose, many people just throw the copper into landfills. Given that there is a limited amount of malachite on the planet, and other factors, why is throwing the metal away wasteful?
Question answered by love to help
ah good one....some times the copper may get contaminated and recycling would be too costly...but as far as i know copper gets recycled......the below article supports it....You can recycle copper and those who use copper in their manufacturing will thank you for it. Copper is a very expensive metal to mine. It is much cheaper to recycle copper than to mine new copper, which is why some recycling centers will pay you for most of the original price of any copper you donate to them. Tracy Herring, supervisor of the City of Round Rock Environmental Services in Round Rock, Texas comments, "We don't see lot of copper because typically copper has pretty good value to it and most people take that down to a recycle center themselves to get the money."
Some facilities will give you money for your copper, but others will not. The reason for this is that it is only beneficial for a facility to pay people for their copper if they have the capability of extracting it from the item it is contained in. Those that do not have this capability in-house will most likely send it to the nearest facility that does and get paid for it, so you may as well take it there yourself if you would like the money. Herring says, "We use a company called AMP Recycling and I think most people take it down there."
By recycling copper, you are greatly helping to preserve the environment. You lessen the need to mine for new copper, which reduces the amount of time, energy and fossil fuels that are used in the process, and ensures the reserves of available copper in mines are not depleted. Also, during the refining process of copper, toxic gases and dust are emitted into the air, whereas the recycling of copper emits virtually nothing. Recycling copper also keeps it from taking up space in the already very full landfills.
Copper exists in a variety of products such as appliances, computers and cars. Facilities with the proper capabilities would be happy to take such items off your hands when they become unusable to you. You may even be able to have them come pick it up from your home. "We don't take appliances like refrigerator or freezers or anything that has copper in them," says Herring. "The best way to handle those is to trash the body and find someone who is really good about fixing those types of items. I think they charge like a $20 fee and they extract the frames from those items and they pick them up at the curb."
Copper is also used in the construction of many buildings. If you are involved in the demolition of a house or a building, you can take the copper to a facility and have it recycled. It is easier and more profitable to recycle it than to throw it away.
Those in the field say that copper is completely recyclable, no matter how old or new it is. Even small pieces of it can be recycled and reused. Recycling copper is easy and profitable; the environment and your wallet will thank you.
What would be the best courses/certifications to get, to work for a company like Geek Squad?
It is an in home computer repair company
Question answered by Madisons Mommy =)
Geek Squad employees are known as Agents and are assigned titles similar to those used by law enforcement authorities and the military:
"Chief Inspector ": Leader of all Geek Squad agents and founder of the company. After the Best Buy/Geek Squad merge the Chief Inspector functions as the overseer of the majority of Best Buy's service departments.
"Precinct Chief": Leader of a standalone store. A managerial position.
"District Geek Squad Services Manager" (DGSSM): A person responsible for the quality and results of Total Services for a group/district of Best Buy stores in Canada.
"Deputy Field Marshall" (DFM): Deputy Field Marshals are the conduit between Geek Squad HQ and agents in the field.
"Geek Squad Services Manager" (GSSM): A managerial position within Canadian Best Buy stores who oversees the sales, branding and operating processes of Total Services within the store.
"Deputy of Counter Intelligence" (DCI): Leader of the precinct, a supervisor position. This person handles most complex issues and manages other Agents. Responsible for the day to day operations of in-store locations, enforcing policy and being heavily involved in Home Office sales.
"Certified Special Agent" (CSA): Sort of the "technical architects" they work in conjunction with the Special Agents to ensure larger scale installations retain scale and scope of project specification. Required to hold a current MCSE.
"Special Agent" (SA): Services mostly businesses, supporting technology solutions such as VPN' s and server based environments. All Special Agents are required at minimum to hold a current MCP but encouraged to obtain a variety of certifications including CCNA, MCSA and others. This was the title of ALL onsite Agents prior to the Geek Squad acquisition by Best Buy in 2002.
"Double Agent" (DA): Offer in-home services and some services for small businesses. The 'Double' part of the name refers to the fact that they also train other agents in the store when not performing in-home services.
"Agent on Deck" (AOD): A store agent that is ready to assist the with in-home services when the DA is unable. When not assisting the DA they assume the duties of a CIA.
"Counter-Intelligence Agent Senior" (CIA Sr.): An entry-level supervisory position at all Geek Squad locations (Best Buy Precincts, Stand-Alone, & Repair Facilities). A CIA Sr. would be the most knowledgeable technician. Their primary duty is to delegate work, train new agents and insure all repairs are done on time and are proper. Usually the "right-hand man" to the DCI.
"Counter-Intelligence Agents" (CIA): These Agents are located at Geek Squad Precincts, working at the precinct counter in order to provide customers with computer services and handle most of the repair work on computers, in addition to working the register and helping Home Office in PC and service sales.
"Counter-Operations Agent" (COA): In store Agents who handle most of the paperwork and customer communication needed to support CIAs.
"Field-Intelligence Agent" (FIA): An in store Agent trained and versed in the latest in technology requirements and in troubleshooting, these agents are the go-between for the sales people and the precincts, working in the precinct when needed but also assisting on the general sales floor as a technical advisor to salespeople and customers.
"Autotech" (GSA): Offer car installation services in Best Buy store. Such services include speaker, amp, car starter, and alarm installation.
"Geek Squad Installer" (GSI): Previously Magnolia home theater installers. These agents offer in-home services for the setup and configuration of home theater components.
"Mission Controllers" (MCs): Support Agents identifying customer issues and recommending a service to resolve the issue through an in-home or in-store service. Online service deprecated (See Covert Operators, below)
"Covert Operators" (CovOps): Remote Repair Agents, specializing in handling client software problems over the phone or the Internet. Deprecated service as of February 10, 2009 due to financial situation in the United States.
"Undercover" (UC): A sub-par team of Covert Operators who can remotely repair up to five computers simultaneously. The customer does not have to be on the phone for the Undercover Agent to work his/her magic, however may need to call back numerous times throughout the process.
"Sleeper": Any Agent who has been honorably discharged from active duty to pursue other jobs. Sleepers can be recalled to active duty at the request of the Chief Inspector.
"Central Dispatch" (CD): Engineers who set up appointments and assist the field agents with scheduling emergency and recall services.
"Cadet": Prior to the Best Buy/Geek Squad merge a Cadet was an initiate in the Geek Squad. After the Cadet had proven himself around the precinct he was given his or her badge and promoted to Special Agent. After the Best Buy/Geek Squad merge a Cadet was an agent in a Best Buy locatio
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Error?
I have windows xp and broadband internet. every 1 hour i get the above error. after that i cannot open any websites and internet stops working. i have to restart the computer to start the internet again.
Question answered by rishab v
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. For Windows XP SP2, the Generic Host Process error can potentially occur on any system at any time. Although you receive the error message shortly after system startup, the actual error occurred during the previous system shutdown. Because of the broad nature of this issue, this hotfix was made available through Windows Update and distributed to users who have Automatic Updates enabled to eliminate this problem on Windows XP SP2 systems. For Windows XP SP2, you may experience one last Generic Host Process error upon restart after you install this hotfix. This is from the previous system shutdown before the new version installation was completed.
Windows XP, 32-bit versions
Windows XP, 64-bit version (Itanium)
What a good/free virus/spyware program for windows xp service pack 1?
i tried AVG you have to have sp2 or gr8tr
so what do you reccomend to use?
Question answered by brad pitt
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.37
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. With one of the fastest, most effective quick scans and malware removal capabilities on the market, this program is the perfect addition to your PC's defenses. The full version of the product includes a number of key features, including the ability to schedule updates and scans and most importantly, a real-time malware protection module that blocks malicious processes before they even start.
Version 1.37 dramatically improved product updates and runupdates are now completely silent, including errors.
Version 1.37 also adds the following: Protection module now 64-bit compatible for XP SP2 and higher only; New 32-bit protection module for XP SP2 and higher; New heuristics for Trojan.JSRedir and other infections; Type of scan displayed on scanning page; Support for Arabic and Estonian language.
SpywareBlaster doesn't scan for and clean spyware--it prevents it from being installed in the first place. SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, dialers, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs. It can also block spyware/tracking cookies in IE, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, and many other browsers, and restrict the actions of spyware/ad/tracking sites. With the built-in Check for Updates feature, you can help ensure your protection is up-to-date. SpywareBlaster also includes a System Snapshot feature, which lets you take a snapshot of your computer in its clean state and later revert, undoing many changes made by spyware and browser hijackers.
Version 4.2 adds Windows 7 support, Internet Explorer 8 support, K-Meleon support, faster updating worldwide, automatic program upgrade support (for AutoUpdate users).
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2
Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system. For advanced users, it allows you to fix Registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations. The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents. Version 1.6.2 features support for the latest Opera releases, support for Google Chrome, and improved support for fast user switching while Spybot is running.
Good Keyboards For Learning To Use Piano?
So, I'd like to learn piano. I have good people at piano who are willing to teach me things, and have learned a bit already, so that is entirely taken care of, but I don't actually have a piano to teach on, and most pianos would probably be beyond my reach. I've tried web researching, but I have absolutely no idea what any of the terminology on product descriptions mean, so I'm hoping I could get some help with good products to look for?
The keyboard should be velocity-sensitive, as is a real piano, have the support for a sustain pedal, and hopefully it would be MIDI compatible, so synthesia could be used.
Thanks, sorry, the game, cthulu!
Question answered by Piano Joe
First, I'll help you with some terminology. A digital piano is a synthesizer that focuses on piano sound and feel. A good one will have weighted action, something you need if you want to learn piano, not just "keyboard". A digital piano will have a few other useful sounds, as well. Yes, velocity-sensitivity is important. Polyphony is important. It determines how many notes you can play at once. 8 is inadequate, 32 is acceptable, but 64 and above is preferred. You may want "on-board speakers", which adds to the cost and weight. If you have a good stereo system already, or an old guitar amp, you can plug your piano into those. You can use headphones, too. Headphone jacks are fairly standard.
All electronic keyboards support sustain pedals (often called hold pedals). All are MIDI-compatible. Some have USB support for using with computers. Some digital pianos allow for a second pedal, such as a soft pedal, although I never miss having this when I'm not playing an acoustic piano.
Having a full 88-key instrument is ideal, but 76 is adequate. 61 will prove limiting, and is uncommon, anyway, for digital pianos.
My favorite digital piano is the Yamaha CP33. It costs around $1000 US and does not have on-board speakers. Needing those, I would opt for the Yamaha CP 300, $2000 US. I realize these are expensive, but in my opinion these are the best serious digital pianos you can get for the money. There are less expensive choices for the beginner.
The Casio CDP-120 goes for $250 US. It has the basics you need, although I can't speak for the action. They do claim that it is weighted. I wouldn't go any cheaper than this. $550 will get you a Casio Privia PX-330, a much better instrument, again with the basics, plus some synth features like pitch bend. With the Yamaha DGX 640, $650, you start getting into more serious digital pianos. This is a decent piano with tons of features you may enjoy, albeit not necessary for playing piano. If there's a 'techie' inside you, you'll love them. I have trusted Yamaha keyboards for decades. Casio, Korg and Roland are good.
Don't worry about nice wood finish and stands that look nice in the living room. These are fine if you are concerned about looks, but they have nothing to do with quality of sound and action.
You might consider looking for a decent used acoustic piano. Sometimes piano tuners know where to find good ones. Before buying an acoustic, ask a tuner (piano technician) to examine it first. They will know whether it's worth the cost of moving, or if it can be tuned. Some pianos are too old to be tuned. Some techs will not charge you for this service. Tuning a piano might cost you $100 - 150. Once a year is good, but you can get by with less, depending on the environment.
I need help setting up recording equipment. Does anyone have a diagram?
I recently purchased recording equipment and the friend who was supposed to help me set it all up and teach me how to use it has bugged out on me. (Too busy I guess). The manuals are written for those who already know this stuff. This is a list of what I have to install.
* M-Audio Delta 44 4-in/4-out Professional Audio Card for PC - (I’ve already installed this along with Sonar 6 Studio Edition software - I'll dig into that later! - oh boy!)
* M-Audio Delta Series Break Out Box
* PreSonus TubePre Microphone Pre-Amp
* Pair of KRK RP5 Rokit Powered 2-Way Active Monitors
I guess for now I just need to know how to hookup the Break Out Box, Mic Pre-Amp and Monitors (only 2) correctly. What hooks into what! Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Question answered by bostonrecording
The break out box plugs into the audio card, then from there you can either plug the monitors into outs on the box, or use the main speaker output on the computer, depending on how you configure your outputs on the Delta controller. I'd use the outs on the Delta, though. The pre-amp just goes in line between the mic and the box when you use a mic. You don't need it if you're using line level things, like say a keyboard or drum machine. You can use it to warm up the tone a little, but you don't have to. See if you can google a customer service/tech support number for M-Audio. Most music gear companies have decent support to make sure you get the gear running properly.
Any fun mobile websites like cellufun?
Hi i like cellufun feel free to add me animallover55 but is there any other fun mobile websites simular to cellufun?
Question answered by Marwan
MOBANGO is a Free Mobile Content Community with almost 4 million members that allows cell phone users to publish, convert, and share with friends all kinds of user generated content -via the web and mobile devices. With MOBANGO, users have immediate access to thousands of thousands of pieces of content for all types for your cell phone - Videos, Photos, Ringtones, Software, Games.
Xumii is an easy to use and free mobile service that gives you a centralized way to aggregate contacts and feeds from your social networks and IM. Stay connected by sharing messages, fun widgets and photos using IM, threaded chat, groups and mobile walls.
Myxer was created to make the mobile content experience simple, fun, and free - for consumers, content owners and advertisers. Consumers are tapping into Myxer’s unparalleled collection of over 300,000 personalized ringtones, wallpapers, mobile videos, and games.
moboPic is a free service for creating wallpapers for cell/mobile phones. Just three easy steps and your wallpaper is ready. Upload any picture (we support JPG, PNG ang GIF files up to 2Mb), choose your phone model and enjoy new wallpaper.
With just one click your photos and videos are on the Web - while you (and your phone) are still at the beach, the concert or trade show.
Multigames allows people to easily upload and share flash games and mobile ringtones on multigames and across the Internet through websites, blogs, and email.
Unlimited access to music from your computer and mobile phone, even when you're offline. Discover music through people, not machines. Share the stuff you like on Twitter and Facebook.
Wauwee is a service that connects you to your friends and family via your mobile phone and your PC, through the exchange of photos and chat. It's free, easy & fun.
Rocksmith usb Guitar Adapter no longer works on pc?
Im a rapper. My only means of recording is an MXL 990 mic phantom power into my fender guitar amp then out the headphone jack VIA THE ROCKSMITH USB GUITAR ADAPTER INTO MY COMPUTER. For the first few months, it woked flawlessly. However everytime I wanted to use it, it took 2 or 3 plug and unplugs for it to show up in my recording equipment in sound devices. 2 days ago, for no readily apparent reason, it just stopped working. I plug it in and it says Rocksmith usb guitar adapter with an exclamation point next to it. Unable to install the correct drivers or something. Idk. I HUST WANT IT TO WORK LIKE IT DID LAST WEEK GOD DAMN. System restore doesn't even work, (like it says error system restore failed) I've tried another chord through the stereo jack, but there's a slight buzzing noise that's not acceptable. WHY DID IT STOP WORKING. As you can clearly see, I'm frustrated. I've tried everything. 1.3 grand gaming asus laptop only 4 months old. Help pleeeeeeease
Question answered by Bob
It is best to try your support site or your owners manual for help, this site has owners manuals and service manuals, that will answer most question. This is the site for owners manuals...
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If this does not help try a web search,that will do the trick most all the time if you hang in there, it is all on the web.
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I have been a tech for many years.
CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Professional
i have a 100 amp main in my breaker box. I was told that I could use 150% of this. is that true?
Question answered by Mark R
Well, here's how it is. If you have 100 amps to work with...lets see what you have in your house.
1) stove - 40 amps
2) dryer - 30 amps
3) washing machine - 13 amps?? close
4) air conditioner - 30 amps
5) fridge, microwave, dishwasher - all need to be on there own circuit of 15 amps each - by today's code Ontario, Canada
6) toaster, coffe maker, toaster oven - all have a high draw of power on start up about 10 - 13 amps each
7) inground pool pump - 10 - 12 amps
8) hot tub - 220 volt - 8 - 10 amps
9) baseboard heater - 20 amp circuits
10) furnace - 3 - 6 amps
11) lights , fans, tv stereo, computer...although don't draw tons of power by themselves do add up
12) bathroom jaccuzzi - 12 amps
13) everything else I didn't mention
Although it is unlikely all of these items would be on at the same time...(your house might looking like a mechanical Christmas tree) it is for sure that the 100 amp service could support the total draw. Even more assundry items like shop tools, electric lawnmower, could be added. I am not sure of the total percentage of base total amperage, but you do the math. It is clear that the big ticket items could conceivably be on at the same time. I am sure that you will not have a problem putting what you want on the service, unless you are starting a grow house and the cops find out..then it's a matter of " I hemp you have a good lawyer, because the electrician will become very redundant.
I need a computer that will run games like black ops for under $600 any ideas?
it would be nice if it had a decent processor and graphics card as well any ideas would be greatly appreciated please remember i live in canada
Question answered by TBC
That's a tough budget range to get a hardcore gamer in. No offense, $600 USD gets you on the playing field but you know there's sacrifices because it's money over performance in this range. Prebuilt computers in the $500-600 range to have solid graphic are basically either AMD or the Intel iCore 3.
To get a pre-built computer with a solid Intel CPU (iCore 5 2500k) and solid graphics you need $650 or more. Even then you're looking a vanilla XPS Dell, not Alienware at least in desktops.
I agree that alienware is solid, if you can as the previous poster advised save up a bit more then it's totally a good choice.
Here's your game specs
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Download Minimum System Requirements
* OS: Windows® Vista / XP / 7
* Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
* Memory: 2GB
* Video: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
* DirectX: 9.0c
If $600 is flat out the top you can go, then you could consider building your own. Go less on the CPU more on the graphics card.
Get a DIY kit for most of it to save some money.
If you already have a system you could upgrade instead, even better. $600 goes a lot further upgrading then a total build.
Do something like this, it can totally play Black Ops:
ASUS P8H61-M LE Thermaltake Barebones Kit - ASUS ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Mobo, Intel Core i3-2100 CPU, Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM, Seagate 1TB HDD, LG 22x DVDRW, Thermaltake V2 Mid-Tower Case, 450-Watt PSU
Asus is a solid motherboard.
-The RAM is only one stick, leaving open a Dimm slot so you can add another 4 GB of RAM later to bring you up to 8 GB. Motherboard RAM max is 16 GB.
-Motherboard supports iCore 5 and 7 also. Socket is 1155. You could upgrade your CPU to the iCore 2500k (perfect bang for the buck gaming CPU) later.
$329.99 - for this kit
Add an OS
$99.99 - OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English
Add a video/graphics card (GPU)
ZOTAC ZT-50402-10L GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, Display Port, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked Min PSU 400 Watts
Total is $560
Or go AMD and a Dell Pre built
Dell Studio XPS 7100
Processor AMD Phenom™ II X4 945 + ATI Radeon™ HD 6450 1GB
Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Memory36GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Hard Drive 1000GB4 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
Video CardAMD Phenom™ II X4 945 + ATI Radeon™ HD 6450 1GB
Warranty1 Year In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis