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Do you have bad RAM? Here’s how to find out

Random Access Memory (RAM) wears out over time. If your PC frequently freezes, reboots, or brings up a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death), bad RAM just might be the problem. Corrupt files can be another sign of bad RAM, especially when the corruption is found in files that you’ve used recently. Another possible symptom: The PC slows down considerably as ... Read More »

WWJGD? (What Would Justice Garland Do?)

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. How he might rule on issues of interest to the tech community is unknown, but by all accounts, a Justice Garland would bring intelligence and thoughtful jurisprudence to the bench. The Court is too critical to our nation’s work to let a seat stand vacant for ... Read More »

Do you know what is in your dividend ETF?

ConocoPhillips’ announcement that it was cutting its dividend by two-thirds was a bit of a surprise, since it was the first major oil company to make the cut. It’s also got investors investing in dividend paying ETFs scrambling to look at what’s under the hood of their investments. Look at dividend ETFs and you will notice a very wide disparity ... Read More »

Do you know your health status?

Are you the kind of person who equates a physical exam to tax returns? Then you will be happy to know that yearly health checkups are a thing of the past. This doesn’t mean that you stop visiting your doctor time and time again. During a typical checkup, your doctor will screen for all conditions that are common in people ... Read More »

Do ETFs cause volatility? 5 questions about ETFs

$1 trillion stock bubble ready to pop In other words, ETFs typically trade without ever seeing trading in the underlying stocks. The market makers create the ETFs by giving custodians the underlying basket of stocks, and they in return receive shares in the ETFs. For the most part, those shares trade without having to trade the underlying stocks. 5) What ... Read More »