Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 10:01 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 Once wildly expensive and inaccessible but to the very rich, computers today are one of the most ubiquitous technologies worldwide. Though many personal computers in the early 1970s were much cheaper, the most basic model of an HP 3000 sold for $95,000 in 1972, the equivalent of slightly over half a million in today’s dollars. Today, a brand-new computer costs just a few hundred dollars and has capabilities that in 1972 were in the realm of science fiction. The advent of the personal computer is one of the most important technological developments of the last century. In the early 1970s, the technology improved to the point that personal computers no longer needed to be the size of a car to function. Not all personal computers released in the early 1970s cost as much as the HP 3000. In fact, many became accessible to the public in both cost and size, offering consumers a product that could fit within a small … [Read more...] about Check out how much a computer cost the year you were born
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AS boiling temperatures continue to frazzle Brits across the country, many are turning to electric fans to help them sleep during the heat. Some shops have even run out of fans, as shoppers scramble for ways to keep cool. But how much energy does a fan use? You'll need to check the "wattage" of your fan as this tells you the amount of power that a fan needs to operate. To find the output you need to turn the wattage into kilowatt hours. You do this by diving by 1000. This will give you how much output is used in one hour. You then x this number by amount of hours you're using the fan. Cost = power (kilowatt) × time (hour) × cost of 1 kWh (pence). So if you're fan is 70 watts output on its high setting and you always use this, divide 70 by 1000 = 0.07. x this by 12 hours use per night = 0.84kW output. How expensive is it to leave them on overnight? Once you have your kilowatt output, you need to x it by the amount you pay for 1 kW of electricity - check your bill! … [Read more...] about How much electricity do fans use and how expensive is it to leave them on overnight?
Rent prices in London have soared by more than a quarter since 2011 with the average flat in the capital now £1,500 a month. That's despite wages rising by just 9.1% over the past six years, a report by trade union GMB found. In some boroughs, prices have jumped an incredible 50%, pushing small, cramped flats to well above £2,000 a month. The GMB - which represents more than 631,000 workers in Britain - has now called for employers to revise wages to support those battling poor pay with the rising cost of living. It said bosses who refuse to take action will face staff shortages in the long term, as workers are priced out of the city. It's report found that between 2011 and 2017, rent prices for 2 bedroom flats in London increased by 25.9% whilst over the same period, monthly earnings increased by less than half (9.1%). Across England as a whole, between 2011 and 2017, rent increased by 18.2%, with the average 2-bedroom flat costing £650 per month. Meanwhile wages … [Read more...] about How much it now costs to rent a flat in your local borough
A PUB lunch is nothing new but Wetherspoons seem to be cornering the market on the pub brekkie. Breakfast at the chain is proving popular with customers up and down Britain, so here's the lowdown on how to get the most important meal of the day from your local boozer. What time to do Wetherspoons serve breakfast until? Wetherspoons runs a breakfast club every day except Sunday from opening time to midday. The range of breakfast favourites include: American style pancakes A traditional fried breakfast Porridge with banana and honey Smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket bagel The full menu can be found on the JD Wetherspoon website. Do Wetherspoons do all day breakfasts? Monday to Saturday you will have to get into the boozer before the clock strikes 12pm to get a breakfast, but that all changes on Sunday. On Sunday you can get an all day brunch option until 11pm. The Sunday Brunch menu offers: All-day brunch of sausages, bacon, fried eggs, baked beans, chips. A vegetarian version of … [Read more...] about What time does Wetherspoons breakfast end, how much does it cost and does the pub chain serve all-day breakfast?
Did you know that your garden can add to the value of your house? We know that first impressions count when it comes to trying to sell your home but a survey by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed that a well-maintained garden can boost the value of a house by up to 5-10 percent. So, if kerb appeal is an important element when it comes to property value, how do we get the perfect lawn. We asked grass seed brand, Johnsons Lawn Seed for some tips. Choose the right seed for the conditions Get it right from the start and choose the right seed for the right garden conditions. If your garden suffers from regular wear and tear from children and pets, then harder wearing grasses are better able to tolerate such heavy use. If you require a lawn to withstand this kind of ‘stress’, selecting a mixture that includes perennial ryegrass is advisable as this is the most tolerant species available. As an example the firm's 'Tuffgrass' provides good green cover and weed … [Read more...] about How to make your garden and your cash grow