Finds of the Week: Block Windows 10 Ads / Calculators for almost everything / Google Arts & Culture / Booting from a CD, DVD, USB Drive or SD Card


Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

How to Block Ads that Windows 10 Pushes on You
Advertising has made its way into the Windows operating system with the latest iterations of Windows 10. If you'd rather not see them, here's how to turn them off, step by step.

A Calculator for almost everything has calculator for almost everything. There are financial calculators and calculators for weight loss. If you're looking for math and scientific calculators you'll find plenty here. There are calculators for figuring out gas mileage, square footage. pregnancy, golf handicap, tile, wind chill, dew point, conversion, mortgage and so much more. Probably every calculator you'd ever need is right here.
(via What's On My PC)

Google Arts & Culture
I enjoy Google Arts and Culture site quite a bit and I'm a regular visitor there. There's a new exhibition called Arts of the New Moon that celebrates the Lunar New Year that I'm liking a lot. The Google Keyword blog has this to say about the exhibit: "Google Arts & Culture teamed up with 12 museums from Beijing to Washington to create a new online exhibition, so everyone can discover the craftsmanship and arts that make this holiday so colorful. Follow the zodiac animals across 1,000 years of art history, learn about the art of the New Year prints with which people decorate their homes, or find out how to give and accept a traditional red envelope." This exhibition and all of Google Arts & Culture are accessible via a web browser, Android or iOS app.
(Note: at times there can be content that would be considered NSFW (Not Safe for Work). For example, one of the current exhibitions show paintings that have partially or fully unclothed bodies, much like you'd see in a museum, but they are clearly labeled and must be clicked on to be viewed)

BIOS/UEFI Setup Guide: Boot from a CD, DVD, USB Drive or SD Card
With so many boot configurations and devices, and the increasing loss of optical drives, it's good to know how to install an operating system using alternate media like USB flash drives. Here's a thorough guide to doing just that. While it focuses on Windows 10 the steps can be used for other versions as well. I really like the chart that shows which key each manufacturer uses to boot into the BIOS/UEFI - very handy. There's also a brief explanation on the difference between BIOS and UEFI, in case you were wondering :)

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