Check under the hood
If you spend spend a fair amount of time browsing the Web, then it's safe to assume that your PC could be on the verge of overheating. How can you tell? Check the level of your disk cache.
If you spend spend a fair amount of time browsing the Web, then it's safe to assume that your PC could be on the verge of overheating. How can you tell? Check the level of your disk cache. Cache is where most recently accessed data, in this case, web pages and graphics, are stored on your PC so they can be retrieved quickly if you decide to access that same data again. The advantages of such a function are evident; however, without proper maintenance on your part, you may find valuable hard drive space being used up by outdated and useless files. So get under the hood and empty your disk cache.
Naturally, the two most popular browsers, Netscape's Navigator/Communicator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer, have different approaches to handling this task, and different versions of the same browser add even more variations. In Netscape, the key is to look for Disk Cache under the Edit/Preferences menu option (version 4.0 and higher) or the Options/Network Preferences menu option (older versions). As for Internet Explorer, cached files are referred to as temporary files, and access to these files is usually via the View/ Options or Edit Preferences menu option, again, depending on versions. The next step in either browser is to look under the Advanced option. Once you find the location of your disk cache settings, go ahead and empty it. If you search the Web like I do, your PC will thank you.
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
- Survey Prize Winners
Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey