• External hard drive, internal condensation?

    I just bought a new external hard drive, a 4tb unit from Seagate (This is the web page: https://www.seagate.com/consumer/backup/expansion-hard-drive/?sku=STEB4000100) When it was delivered it sat outside in 9 degree cold for over 24 hours then brought indoors and has sat unopened for about 2 days. It is still sealed, still in the packing envelope.... show more
    I just bought a new external hard drive, a 4tb unit from Seagate (This is the web page: https://www.seagate.com/consumer/backup/... When it was delivered it sat outside in 9 degree cold for over 24 hours then brought indoors and has sat unopened for about 2 days. It is still sealed, still in the packing envelope. My question is: I know you let the unit acclimate after cold weather but could condensation have formed inside the unit? And if it did would it leave trace contaminants on the drive itself? I don't think there are any large vents on the case and I think the box is closed off to a degree, but would this still happen? If it's anywhere possible I think I'd feel better and get an exchange delivered when it's warmer. Thanks in advance!
    8 answers · Other - Hardware · 6 days ago
  • Shopping discounts?

    Did you find this year's seasonal discounts good (like Black Friday and general Christmas deals)? In terms of apparel and some electronics I think they were generally better than 2016 and 2015.
    Did you find this year's seasonal discounts good (like Black Friday and general Christmas deals)? In terms of apparel and some electronics I think they were generally better than 2016 and 2015.
    2 answers · Other - Beauty & Style · 2 months ago
  • Cheapest waterproof phone?

    What's the cheapest waterproof phone? Something you can wash under a faucet if need be. Thanks!
    What's the cheapest waterproof phone? Something you can wash under a faucet if need be. Thanks!
    5 answers · Cell Phones & Plans · 3 months ago
  • Differences between smartphone processors?

    i was looking at some android phones, one has a snapdragon 835 (or 800 series at least), another something like a 625, and another a 425, all in different price categories of course. all things being equal how will those different cpu's make an impact on the phone -- will the 835's speed be apparent in everyday things like launching an app,... show more
    i was looking at some android phones, one has a snapdragon 835 (or 800 series at least), another something like a 625, and another a 425, all in different price categories of course. all things being equal how will those different cpu's make an impact on the phone -- will the 835's speed be apparent in everyday things like launching an app, photo editing or web browsing? or is it mostly noticeable inthings like gaming? would a lower end 425 have a lot of lag? in other words when does a phone make use of a high end cpu's speed? thanks!
    1 answer · Cell Phones & Plans · 3 months ago
  • Sealed iphone off craigslist?

    I'm looking at a sealed new old stock iphone off craigslist. what should i look out for, should check, and should ask the seller about? if it was stolen from a store would the imei or other numbers indicate it as such? being sealed in box are the chances of the phone being ok/legit much better than a typical used, as-is, phone? should i open the... show more
    I'm looking at a sealed new old stock iphone off craigslist. what should i look out for, should check, and should ask the seller about? if it was stolen from a store would the imei or other numbers indicate it as such? being sealed in box are the chances of the phone being ok/legit much better than a typical used, as-is, phone? should i open the box and test it out right there in front of the seller? thanks!
    2 answers · Cell Phones & Plans · 4 months ago
  • Iphone notifications?

    On the iphone how do you know if you have a missed call, new email, or incoming text? On Blackberry and Nokia there is a flashing light separate from the screen. With iphone do you have to wake the phone to see if anything's new?
    On the iphone how do you know if you have a missed call, new email, or incoming text? On Blackberry and Nokia there is a flashing light separate from the screen. With iphone do you have to wake the phone to see if anything's new?
    2 answers · Cell Phones & Plans · 5 months ago
  • Floor mat that protects side carpet?

    Does anyone make a mat that covers the side carpet along the console? Like the part to the right of the gas pedal? is there a floor with a kind of flap or extension to it?
    Does anyone make a mat that covers the side carpet along the console? Like the part to the right of the gas pedal? is there a floor with a kind of flap or extension to it?
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 months ago
  • Headphones shipped without padding?

    I I bought a pair of headphone from amazon. They shipped in a box with no padding, just a bag of candy next to it. The shipping carton wrapped tightly around the headphone box so there was no jostling but any shock would be transmitted through. I told amazon this. They shipped a second pair but this one came in a thin bubble envelope, also not... show more
    I I bought a pair of headphone from amazon. They shipped in a box with no padding, just a bag of candy next to it. The shipping carton wrapped tightly around the headphone box so there was no jostling but any shock would be transmitted through. I told amazon this. They shipped a second pair but this one came in a thin bubble envelope, also not adequately packed. The items "look" ok but what I'm afraid of is hidden damage, that something will show up a few months from now. Which of these would you keep? Thanks!
    1 answer · Other - Electronics · 6 months ago
  • Yahoo astrology category?

    Does it bug you that astrology is listed under entertainment? Shouldn't it be listed under religion or science or something similar?? ;)
    Does it bug you that astrology is listed under entertainment? Shouldn't it be listed under religion or science or something similar?? ;)
    6 answers · Horoscopes · 7 months ago
  • Brake pad wear?

    My pads and rotors were changed at the same time several years ago. A few months ago the brake pad wear light began flickering. Suddenly one rear brake wore down to metal. Why did the rears wear so fast, especially when it's the front that take the brunt of force?
    My pads and rotors were changed at the same time several years ago. A few months ago the brake pad wear light began flickering. Suddenly one rear brake wore down to metal. Why did the rears wear so fast, especially when it's the front that take the brunt of force?
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 7 months ago
  • Iphone longevity?

    Apple does iOS updates every so often but once an iphone gets older it can't run the newer systems. Starting from a new, current iphone like the 7 how long can an owner do updates. 2 years? Is android the same way?
    Apple does iOS updates every so often but once an iphone gets older it can't run the newer systems. Starting from a new, current iphone like the 7 how long can an owner do updates. 2 years? Is android the same way?
    2 answers · Cell Phones & Plans · 7 months ago
  • IOS iPhone memory question?

    On an iPhone 6s or 7 (and pluses) how much space do the system files take up? How much space should be allowed for future updates? 10 gb total? More? Just trying to figure out what my real capacity is minus the phone's required storage use. Thanks!
    On an iPhone 6s or 7 (and pluses) how much space do the system files take up? How much space should be allowed for future updates? 10 gb total? More? Just trying to figure out what my real capacity is minus the phone's required storage use. Thanks!
    1 answer · Cell Phones & Plans · 8 months ago
  • New gaming system?

    The last game console I played and know well is the PS2. How many generations have gone by for the Playstation and the Xbox consoles? Are the current ones right now brand new or have they been around for a couple of years? Are they really big jumps in gaming graphics? Anything for Castlevania? Thank you!!!
    The last game console I played and know well is the PS2. How many generations have gone by for the Playstation and the Xbox consoles? Are the current ones right now brand new or have they been around for a couple of years? Are they really big jumps in gaming graphics? Anything for Castlevania? Thank you!!!
    2 answers · Video & Online Games · 8 months ago
  • Camera equivalent of an iPhone?

    The iPhone 7 and Plus (and even the 6s and 6s Plus) have good cameras. What would you say is the stand-alone camera equivalent to these cell phone cameras? Something like a good point and shoot or something better? I'm looking mainly for strong low-light and dynamic range performance as opposed to daytime "tourist" shots. Thanks!
    The iPhone 7 and Plus (and even the 6s and 6s Plus) have good cameras. What would you say is the stand-alone camera equivalent to these cell phone cameras? Something like a good point and shoot or something better? I'm looking mainly for strong low-light and dynamic range performance as opposed to daytime "tourist" shots. Thanks!
    4 answers · Cameras · 9 months ago
  • Private planes?

    if you have a private jet, say one of the larger corporate ones, where is it kept? do you lease hangar space at your local airport? when you fly someplace are you charged for having the plane sit on the new airport's property? when you decide to go someplace last minute do you call the airport and have them prep it/fuel it up? how is the fuel... show more
    if you have a private jet, say one of the larger corporate ones, where is it kept? do you lease hangar space at your local airport? when you fly someplace are you charged for having the plane sit on the new airport's property? when you decide to go someplace last minute do you call the airport and have them prep it/fuel it up? how is the fuel bill handled, is it put on an account?
    3 answers · Air Travel · 9 months ago
  • Aircraft led strobe lights?

    all the new airliners have led navigation and wingtip lights. these lights don't strobe but blink. instead of a brief flash of light they stay on for about a second, with a very slow "rhythm". why was this changed? was there a new study that showed slower/longer on-off cycles are more visible? it seems like it would be easy to get led... show more
    all the new airliners have led navigation and wingtip lights. these lights don't strobe but blink. instead of a brief flash of light they stay on for about a second, with a very slow "rhythm". why was this changed? was there a new study that showed slower/longer on-off cycles are more visible? it seems like it would be easy to get led lights to strobe like the old units.
    3 answers · Aircraft · 9 months ago
  • Airliner gear thump?

    If you're in an airliner and you're seated in the region of the main gear you can sometimes hear it retract on take off, especially in smaller planes. Is the thump the gear itself coming a rest, is it the locking mechanism taking hold, or is it the wheel well doors shutting? On landing when the gear extends you can sometimes hear the added... show more
    If you're in an airliner and you're seated in the region of the main gear you can sometimes hear it retract on take off, especially in smaller planes. Is the thump the gear itself coming a rest, is it the locking mechanism taking hold, or is it the wheel well doors shutting? On landing when the gear extends you can sometimes hear the added wind noise. Does that noise start as soon as the wheel well doors open or is it when the gear itself drops into the airstream? Thanks much!!
    2 answers · Aircraft · 10 months ago
  • Airliner gear thump?

    1 answer · Air Travel · 10 months ago
  • Old phones and web browsing?

    do older smartphones, like from 2011-2012 have problems browsing the web? a couple of mine are like this. they can access google, but very few of the links. i just get "page not available". i heard it could be that modern websites use adware which older browsers can't render. anyone know why a phone couldn't open a site?
    do older smartphones, like from 2011-2012 have problems browsing the web? a couple of mine are like this. they can access google, but very few of the links. i just get "page not available". i heard it could be that modern websites use adware which older browsers can't render. anyone know why a phone couldn't open a site?
    3 answers · Google · 1 year ago