👍 #889 – Should I Repair or Replace My Computer?

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👍 #889 - Should I Repair or Replace My Computer?
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Repair or Replace

It's a common dilemma, and often a difficult decision to make. So many competing priorities.

Cost of repair versus cost of replacement. Time to repair versus time to replace and set up anew. Concern for the environment. Even taking on yet more change, or not, factors into the decision.

This week's featured article goes into some of the things to think about when you're facing repair/replace decision.

Also this week: Using BCC to reduce spam, unexpected password reset emails, booting from an SD card (or not).

All the links are down below.

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Featured Article

Should I Repair or Replace My Computer?

Should I Repair or Replace My Computer?
You can do either, but which is best?

Repair or replace can be a difficult decision. I'll review a few factors to consider when deciding.

https://askleo.com/138316

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

How Using BCC Reduces Spam
Keeping private things private.

How Using BCC Reduces Spam
Using BCC on forwarded email is one way to reduce the amount of spam your recipients might get.
https://askleo.com/11797

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Why Am I Getting "We Received a Request to Reset Your Facebook Password"?
What to do about resets you didn't ask for.

Why Am I Getting "We Received a Request to Reset Your Facebook Password"?
Why they happen, and what to do about them.
https://askleo.com/35868

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Why Can't I Boot From an SD Card?
Maybe you can.

Why Can
You probably can boot from an SD card, but it's likely to be more cumbersome than just using a USB thumb drive.
https://askleo.com/23047

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Why Doesn't Blocking Email Senders Work?
Blocking is futile.

Why Doesn
Most email programs can block email from a specific address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is ineffective when it comes to spam.
https://askleo.com/4731

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Why Doesn't Blocking Email Senders Work?

Most email programs can block email from a specific address. Unfortunately, blocking email from a sender is ineffective when it comes to spam.
https://youtu.be/yKzUAM1K22c

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Why Can't I Boot From an SD Card?

You probably can boot from an SD card, but it's likely to be more cumbersome than just using a USB thumb drive.
https://youtu.be/Esdnsw77ss0

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Why Am I Getting "We Received a Request to Reset Your Facebook Password"?

Why they happen, and what to do about them.
https://youtu.be/4_jxL91O0tY

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Should I Repair or Replace My Computer?

Repair or replace can be a difficult decision. I'll review a few factors to consider when deciding.
https://youtu.be/YhQc4u3azLY

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How Using BCC Reduces Spam

Using BCC on forwarded email is one way to reduce the amount of spam your recipients might get.
https://youtu.be/GJvrG6xwBxM

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