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Several Days of Rain Forecast to Drench Israel

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Several days of heavy rain are predicted to drench the northern and central regions in Israel beginning Tuesday night, bringing a bit of relief to the National Water Authority and anyone who likes to swim or sail on the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret).

While rain and snow have blessed coastal regions and parts of the south with more than the usual amount of precipitation for this time of year, areas around the Kinneret have received a bit less than usual. The lake is more than 12 feet (3.74 meters) below flood level.

That is due to change drastically, but southern Israel will suffer from severe dust pollution on its way from Africa this evening. Travelers to and from Eilat are advised that flights are being re-directed from the southern port city.

By tomorrow afternoon or night, the rain will have spread from the center to the northern Negev, according to forecasters, and there is even a chanceĀ  of light snow in Jerusalem by nightfall. No accumulation is expected.

The rain will wash away the pollution in the Tel Aviv and other coastal areas, but haze and sand storms will blanket the south , and those who suffer from breathing disorders are advised to remain inside.

Gale-force winds will accompany the storm, which is forecast to dump more snow in the Hermon ski slopes.

Rain will continue into next week, and forecasters are predicting 4-8 inches will fall in some areas.

If predictions come true rainfall and run-off from mountain streams will raise the level of the Kinneret significantly.

Out of the Box: My Laptop is Overheating

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

My laptop runs hot. Truth is, everyone’s laptop runs hot. But lately its gotten so hot, that it would suddenly shut itself down. And the fan? It sounded like a tractor, trying to cool down the machine.

First thing I did was look in the Window’s Task Manager. There was a program there that was consistently grabbing 25% of my CPU. I killed that process and the computer began to cool down. I also got a laptop cooler with a fan.

But still, not enough. Even watching a video on the browser would cause it to overheat and eventually turn off. And don’t even talk to me about video games (especially not when I’m supposed to be working). I thought maybe some driver update might be the problem.

So I lowered the priority of the browser process in the Task Manager, and that extended the time before the computer overheated and shut down.

I installed a program called Prio that would keep the CPU priorities low, once I set them that way.

But still, the problem wasn’t going away.

Finally, I found someone else on the Internet with the same problem who determined that overheating it isn’t always related to improperly acting applications and drivers, and he said the problem is dust in the machine that clogs the vents, and prevents air flow.

The solution? Very simple. Take a vacuum cleaner, and suck out the dirt from all the vents. (Turn off the computer first).

I did it. It worked. The computer is no longer scorching hot.

Good luck.


P.S. The author and JewishPress.com are not responsible for any damage listening to this column may cause. If you aren’t sure about what you are doing, don’t do it. You are on your own.


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