English: what does adjure mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word adjure.

adjure (verb):

to ask with urgency, suggesting it need be done.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

How to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode, and a reason I wanted to

Self-tutoring about home computer use: the tutor shares a workaround he used today.

We have several old computers that can be temperamental. This one, from 2010, has been acting up.

I tried to do a full scan of it for viruses, but it couldn’t finish. I restarted in Safe Mode with Networking, then tried again, successfully.

To enter Safe Mode, I restarted, then pressed F8, repeatedly, during reboot. An option screen appeared.

Source:

support.eset.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: what does edification mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word edification.

edification (noun):
spiritual or moral improvement brought about by teaching or by witnessing a demonstration.

Source:

Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Windows 10 search box goes blank – what to do?

Self-tutoring about home computer use: the tutor shares how he fixed a non-responsive search box in Windows 10.

All of a sudden, when I would enter the name of a program I wanted in Windows 10 search, it was blank.

The way I fixed it:

  1. Start the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).
  2. If you can’t see the Processes pane at the top, click More details bottom left.
  3. Under Processes, find Windows Explorer. Right-click it, then select Restart.

Source:

www.maketecheasier.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: what does spurious mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word spurious.

spurious (adj)

not as represented or suggested; false.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

What is a proselyte?

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting. The tutor mentions proselyte.

proselyte (noun):

someone who didn’t formerly hold their current point of view, but who has [recently] adopted it.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Natural gas vs propane: part 0

Self-tutoring about common fuels: the tutor makes an initial comparison of natural gas to propane.

Natural gas is chiefly methane, CH4; propane is C3H8.

The combustion equation for methane:

CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O

Propane’s combustion equation, on the other hand, is

C3H8 + 5O2 → 3CO2 + 4H2O

Therefore, methane uses 2/5, or 40% as much oxygen as propane to combust; its heat value is about 40% of propane’s as well (38.7 vs 93.2 MJ/m3).

Source:

www.elgas.com.au

www.eia.gov

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Barbecue: How many BTUs do I need?

Self-tutoring about barbecues: the tutor looks into the BTUs one should hope for.

Apparently, 80 to 100 BTU per square inch is best.

I measured our old one outside, which is very good, but wasted away by the weather. Its grill is 15×26 square inches, or 390 square inches. On the side, a stamp says 40000 BTU – exactly what’s recommended.

Source:

blog.homedepot.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Key ideas to help choose whey protein for muscle growth

Self-tutoring about muscle building nutrition: the tutor looks into whey protein.

Two features I look for in whey protein:

  1. The first ingredient being whey protein isolate or hydrolysate (or hydrolyzed whey protein).
  2. A scoop should yield at least 80% protein (divide the grams protein per scoop by total grams per scoop).

Source:

www.muscleandfitness.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.