If you’ve worked with steel or iron, you will be very familiar with rust. You will have

If you’ve worked with steel or iron, you will be very familiar with rust. You will have an impressive armoury of wire brushes and chemicals to deal with it, and your sandblasting guy is probably in your speed-dial list. We’ve had more than one Hackaday reader contact us of late with videos showing an apparently miraculous handheld laser unit effortlessly stripping away rust, and leaving a near-perfect surface with little mess. Can it be real, they ask, is it an internet hoax? After all if you have done battle with the dreaded iron oxide you’ll know there is no miracle fix to the problem, however you deal with it there has traditionally been hard work involved. So after a bit of research, we find CleanLaser, the German company whose products feature in the videos. Quoting their website: “Powerful, very short, rapid and moving laser pulses produce micro-plasma bursts, shockwaves and thermal pressure resulting in sublimation and ejection of the target material”. So yes, it seems they’re real. The website is at pains to stress the environmental benefits of the devices over comparable sandblasting or similar technologies, but has very little information on their safety. They are avai...

Our range of mini guttering is designed with a reduced diameter making it ideal for shed

Our range of mini guttering is designed with a reduced diameter making it ideal for shed guttering as well as for use with your greenhouse, garage and other exterior buildings. Whether you want to collect rainwater or guide water runoff into a drain or garden butt, our range has everything you need to complete a new project or refurbish your current system. Our choice of PVCu gutter pipes from FloPlast come in 2m lengths and have an easy to handle, durable and lightweight design. Their captive seals allow them to be easily jointed, so you can extend your guttering system to fit along the roof of your garden building with ease. Aluminium Door Hinge Our selection of gutter fascia brackets come in black, brown and grey to match your pipework and ensure your gutter pipes fix to the wall with simple screw fixing points. If you need to run guttering around the corners of your shed, porch or garage, our gutter bends come in a choice of 90˚ and 135˚ half-round profiles. Miniline downpipes take the water from your gutter via a gutter running outlet and carry it down into your drain. Available in black, brown and grey, our variety of downpipes allow you to pick a colour that best suits yo...

35 Genius Things Under $30 On Amazon That Instantly Make Your Home Look & Smell Way Better

It’s so satisfying to come home to a place that looks and smells super clean, but that organized, fresh feeling can be hard to maintain. Thankfully, there are tons of genius home things on Amazon that will get your house looking fab and smelling great — all without you having to spend a lot of time or money in the process. To get rid of funky smells, there are air fresheners, deodorizers, and cleaning products that contain no harsh fragrances or chemicals — a plus for those with kids, pets, or allergies. To instantly make things more organized, there are clever storage bins and racks, and an especially genius expandable shelf that fits under sinks. And while you’re upgrading your home, why not treat yourself to soft and luxurious bed sheets, towels, and a bath mat, too. These not only look great, but they’re super cozy as well. Each item on this list costs $30 and less, proof that sprucing up your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Whether it’s the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen that needs a little freshen up magic, you’re sure to find a solution on this list that’ll make your house look cleaner and smell better in a flash. With more th...

Standing on the boat dock, I stared across the great salt lake, its mirrored surface the

Standing on the boat dock, I stared across the great salt lake, its mirrored surface the same gunmetal gray as the Utah sky. Rising high above the salt flats on the opposite shoreline were the northernmost peaks of the snowy Stansbury Mountains. The whole landscape seemed empty and isolated—until, that is, I turned around and looked to the south at the sprawl of Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front just beyond it. The Great Salt Lake, all 1,700 square miles of it, is a massive wetland wilderness positioned on the edge of one of America’s great urban centers. The stillness was broken by the hum of a motor, and across the plane of the water I saw an airboat growing larger. When the fans slowed and the boat came to idle, Justin Leesmann, who was representing Beretta on this second leg of their A400 Xtreme Plus Torture Test, stepped down to help me load my gear into the boat. My flight had been delayed in Chicago on my way to Salt Lake City, and, as such, I’d missed most of the morning shoot. All of the other hunters were already on the water. “Oh yeah,” was all Justin said. Eager to get on the water and into the action, I wasted no time climbing aboard. After settling down and pull...

The right dinnerware set has a profound impact on how you enjoy a meal. If the

The right dinnerware set has a profound impact on how you enjoy a meal. If the plates are mixed and matched across place settings, the food may seem similarly disjointed. However, a sophisticated, uniform table setting suggests an attention to detail that diners will also recognize in the dishes you serve. Consequently, a top-quality dinnerware set is a must for any home chef who takes pride in entertaining guests or preparing delicious meals for their family. The main considerations when shopping for dinnerware are durability and aesthetic appeal. Bone china, porcelain, and china are the most popular materials. Named after the country where porcelain making originated, china is an all-encompassing term for vitreous ceramic dinnerware. China is brittle, glassy, and does not absorb water well. Porcelain is a subset of china made from quartz, feldspar, and clay and heated in a kiln. Bone china gets its name from the calcified bone included in its composition. This makes it lightweight and surprisingly strong. It’s also usually more expensive. As far as appearances go, beautiful designs may seem like an attractive alternative. But, you should remember that you will likely use your ...

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Systems integration is all the rage in the consumer world thanks to voice-enabled devices like Alexa, but connectivity advancements in the business world could be even more impactful due to the Internet of Things (IoT). For self-storage operators, it’s time to go beyond basic IoT device management, centralized data and reporting and gain valuable perspective on how to leverage a smart-connected facility. In this video filmed during the 2019 Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Thomas Brooks guides viewers through “Smart-Connected Self-Storage Facilities: Business in the IoT Age.” The vice president of sales for PTI Security Systems shares insight to what makes a self-storage facility “smart,” and why connecting everything could be a recipe for disaster. He encourages operators to embrace IoT with a strategic vision and tactical plan that will transform data into actionable insights. Watch this session to learn what differentiates smart facili...

After searching the Internet recently, we realized people needed a definitive extension cord size chart. This

After searching the Internet recently, we realized people needed a definitive extension cord size chart. This chart breaks down how both the wire gauge and length of the extension cord affects its ability to convey power to a corded tool. Running a 15-amp tool? How about a full 20-amp tool? We can help you understand what length and gauge extension cord gets you and keeps you up and running. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); That’s right, we’re giving you the chart right up front without making you read through paragraphs of text. If you want to know more, like what is AWG or American Wire Gauge, see below. However, if you simply want to know what gauge extension cord you need to support a particular amount of amps, or how long an extension cord you can run without losing power, here you go. Getting a firm grasp on understanding wire gauge and amps and how they interrelate can protect your tools and keep you safe. We broke our charts down by extension cord length since that’s where most people start when looking for the right gauge cord: If you want to run a 100-foot long extension cord, you h...

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Handbags Of The Season

Prince Rainier III of Monaco helping his fiancee Grace Kelly out of a car. Kelly holds the style of … [+] Hermes handbag that was named after her. Looking for the best holiday present (that isn’t sparkling necklace or shimmering drop earring, of course)? Take a gander at this selection of designer handbags.  From the runways at Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks to the booths at Art Basel Miami, the most sought-after labels have debuted chic carryalls that are available just in time for the gift-giving season. They run the gamut in color, shape, and material, but rest assured that any one of the pieces in this guide will induce a gleam in your significant other’s eye.   Fendi is touching on a new sense with its latest product launch. At Art Basel 2019, the Italian brand introduced the Nano Baguette Fendifrensesia, a scented bag that was created in partnership with Maison Francis Kurkdjian. How long the fragrance will last is yet to be determined, but for the holiday season, this sunny gift will smell just as sweet as it looks.   In the pantheon of style icons, few can rival the pedigree of Grace Kelly. The famed actress and princess of Monaco is cemented in the annals of histor...

Day-old game chicks carried by Eurotunnel despite boycott | News

Millions of day-old game chicks are being transported to British shooting estates via Eurotunnel trains after ferry companies boycotted the industry, The Times can reveal. Court documents reveal that Eurotunnel is the last remaining company transporting the chicks from France to the UK. Animal welfare groups are calling on it to cut the “lifeline” it has thrown to French game bird exporters. P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries and DFDS Seaways have all refused to transport game bird chicks in recent years, after lobbying by animal welfare groups over them being bred in battery cages for the shooting industry. Chris Packham, the naturalist and BBC Springwatch presenter, and Joanna Lumley, the actress, have backed calls for Eurotunnel to end the transportation from Calais to Folkestone. 3 Tiers Chicken Cage Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Breeder Cage, Broiler Chicken Cage, Poultry Feeding Machine – Hengyi,https://www.hyxmjx.com/

2020 Toyota Highlander Review: More in Some Ways, Not in Others | News

Nearly every mass-market brand has at least one three-row SUV. Cars.com recently compared seven of them in our 2020 3-Row SUV Challenge, for which I served as one of three judges. The all-new Hyundai Palisade came out on top, but Toyota couldn’t furnish a redesigned 2020 Highlander in time to compete. How does it compare? I took to Toyota’s media preview in San Antonio to find out. (Cars.com pays its own airfare and lodging at such automaker-sponsored events.) I evaluated L, XLE and Platinum trim levels for the Highlander, as well as two well-equipped examples of the related Highlander Hybrid, which comes in all but the L trim and newly offers front- as well as all-wheel drive. My verdict: The redesigned Toyota Highlander boasts high-end technologies even among base models and, on higher trim levels, lavish cabin materials that go toe-to-toe with the poshest rivals. But space for people or luggage is not its forte — a historical weakness for the model that has improved only modestly in this fourth-generation overhaul. By contrast, the Highlander Hybrid has impressive efficiency potential and no clear rival. The closest was to be Ford’s new Explorer Hybrid, but the latter is so m...

The Ninja Foodi smokeless indoor grill is the best thing I have bought all year. But

The Ninja Foodi smokeless indoor grill is the best thing I have bought all year. But let me explain why: One of my biggest points of pride as a dad is that my two young sons love grilled meats. As long as it has grill-marks, my boys will tuck in to pretty much any pork, bratwurst, steak, chicken and fish I put on their plate. They might even eat grilled vegetables if I catch them on the right day. The problem is that I live in an inclement area of Northeast Ohio where I’m not always thrilled to schlep outside to the grill. And that’s where the new Ninja Foodi grill comes in. It’s an indoor grill that ensures that my kids can get their grilled goods even if it’s 32 degrees with freezing rain outside. But most importantly its versatility beyond grilling makes it a family cooking machine pretty much ideal for households with kids — whether they like grilled foods or not.     At about a foot-and-a-half long and 14 inches wide, the Foodi grill is pretty compact for cramped kitchen spaces. And to be honest, when I first set it on my counter, I was a bit dubious that the 10 by 10-inch high-density grill grate would be big enough for my family’s grilled meat needs. But I found that it c...

The best Cyber Monday deals extended: where to get Cyber Week deals in stock

A few key Cyber Monday deals have extended to Wednesday in the US, transitioning into a ‘Cyber Week’ full of discounts that somehow still exist online. Retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Amazon have remain competitive, which is good news for anyone late to the Cyber Monday sell off earlier this week. We created (and just updated) a list of the best Cyber Monday deals that have been extended, at least for the time being. To find them in stock, you’ll need to act quickly. Price increase and out of stock items happen frequently so close to Christmas. It turns out that the Cyber Monday date fell as late as possible this year: December 2. That means less time to shop online for you and less time for retailers to ship things to you or your loved ones. It’s not just the prices that are tight in 2019.  What’s still on sale for Cyber Monday 2019? The deals we’ve found include 4K TVs, iPads, and AirPods. These Cyber Week price drops may not be that significant compared to the actual Cyber Monday deals, but you’ll still save money. Jump to deal categories below: 1: Best Amazon Cyber Monday deals: Shop the top Amazon device sales 2: Best W...

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