Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Latest in Product Recalls: LENOVO, TREK, SHARK, HOMELITE, IKEA, HUSKY and KALDI'S


The Latest in Product Recalls that you need to know about include recalls from LENOVO, TREK, SHARK, HOMELITE, IKEA, HUSKY and KALDI'S.

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Today's list of recalls include battery packs, bicycles, vacuums,

Lenovo Expands Recall of Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard.
The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard.
An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

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Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Shock Hazard
The aluminum wand can disconnect from the vacuum cleaner’s handle and remain energized with electricity, posing a risk of electric shock.

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Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NoScript For Chrome, No, But I Did Find Something Else


Jeeze, how many ads can a website put on a Post!!!

I just loaded up examiner.com on my unprotected browser and was shocked what I was pummeled with.

  • First, there was a giant header banner that popped into my window. I stopped and "closed" that.
  • Then a new video window popped up that I closed.
  • Then a video in the lower left corner of my screen popped up, so I closed that.
  • Then it dawned on me why YouTube videos are embedded in websites, as I had to pull an ad that popped up over the YouTube vid.
  • And then there was an ad IN the YT video.

AND this was all in the first 22 seconds of the 2-min video.

WTF, does everyone out there always put up with this bullshit?

The above was part of my browsing experience with my Chrome browser. Normally I use FireFox with the addons NoScript and AdBlock active.