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Containing files on: Solar Power Management, FLA Battery Management Wall Chart, Home Winemaking Beginner, Computer Beginner, Computers and Education, Computer Management, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge, Transport/Truck Driver Beginner, plus, Building a Free Public Information Website.

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Truly reprehensible are they who would seek to profit by the continuing ignorance of others.  Equally contemptible are those who would always sneer at such ignorance, and even any striving by others to overcome this disadvantage, while, at the same time, carefully concealing their own lack of useful knowledge.  Commerce, education, and society-at-large, are all blighted by fostering such malicious attitudes.  Furthermore, consumer education should not be regarded as a form of industrial or commercial espionage, and, not all of the people need to learn the hard way, all of the time.  Surely then, the definition of a good business relationship is a knowledgeable and confident customer dealing with a trustworthy merchant, and, as the occasion will, of course, demand, vice versa? 

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Herein are entirely gratis, and clean, HTML documents, and also, more detailed and updated WORD and PDF versions. The Edit/Search facilities in a word processor, browser, and/or Adobe Reader, are recommended as being useful to track key words or phrases. To open the PDF files, obtain Adobe PDF Reader, or similar.  Please bear with bear with Arial, the author is somewhat dyslexic, this font is easiest to read and manage for ongoing updates and for provision of wysiwyg PDF and WORD printouts, as well as being easy on printer ink.  Arial font is also used for the larger completed WORD and PDF documents.  Colour coding of text also helps with discernment, as well as aiding navigation and portraying emphasis. FYI, a very useful reference for anyone interested in dyslexia is DITT

Special thanks are also due to the Open Directory Project,  dmoz.org, and affiliates, and to those public-spirited Search Engines who freely support public information websites such as this one.  

All going well, the website will continue to develop, and volunteer proofreaders and/or more expert advisors are most welcome to contribute.  Meanwhile, download, and please feedback on:

                    Introductory HTML Versions:                                                     

                     Epitaph for a Planetary Biosphere    

                     A Manual of Home Solar Power Management, and Why  

                     FLA Battery Management Wall Chart  

                     Countering Alternative Energy Misinformation Extant in NZ 

                     A Winemaking Beginner's Factfile   

                    Laptop/Notebook/Netbook Mini User's Factfile 

                       Choosing and Purchasing a Laptop


                    
Mini Computer Management Factfile  

                     Mini Network Factfile

                    Mini-Linux User's Factfile

                    Budget Internet Access Using Mobile WiFi Technology

                     Notes On Raspberry Pi SBC

                     Notes on Artificial Intelligence and Education in the Age of the Computer


                     Notes on Building a Free Public Information Website 

                     More Mileage for XP, and Notes on Rising Linux OS Stars

                     Notes on Knowledge and the Pursuit of Ideas 

                     10 Problems of Knowledge   

                     A Beginner Transport/Truck Driver's Factfile 

                     Truck Driver's Heaven & Useful International Road Rules

                     ESL Dictionary Game

             Nofrillstech's Full PDF Versions (Updated, plus live links in technical files)                                          

                Special Community Support Link: In Memory of A Friend: The AMD Files

Following are links to the full, editable, and updated MS WORD versions of Nofrillstech's Factfiles.  Discard what you do not need, plus change fonts, re-paginate, and/or, add your own notes by using these editable versions.   Suggest saving the original Web files to disk, then opening them, this is quickest.   Also, they are clean, no viruses or trojans. The original page dimensions are 2 cm T&B, 1.5 cm L& R.  If needed, here is a link to Microsoft Word Viewer 

                      ESL Dictionary Game   37 Kb of 1 p

                      Epitaph for a Planetary Biosphere  445 Kb of 4 pp  

                      A Manual of Home Solar Power Management and Why  2.0 Mb  of 68 pp. 

                      FLA Battery Management  Wall Chart  35.5 Kb of 1 p.

                     Countering Alternative Energy Misinformation Extant in NZ  3 pp of 51.5Kb

                     A Winemaking Beginner's Factfile  800 Kb of  32 pp.

                     Mini Computer Management Factfile 177 Kb of 6 pp.

                     Mini Network Factfile  217 Kb of 4 pp. 

                    Mini-Linux User's Factfile  47 Kb of 3pp.

                     Laptop/Notebook/Netbook Mini User's Factfile  71.5 kb of 4 pp.

                    Choosing and Purchasing a Laptop  28.7 Kb of 2 pp

                     
More Mileage for XP, and Notes on Rising Linux OS Stars   35 Kb of 2 pp

                     Budget Internet Access Using Mobile WiFi Technology    24 kb of 1 p

                     Notes on Raspberry Pi SBC     130 Kb of 4pp

                     Notes on Artificial Intelligence and Education in The Age of the Computer  244 Kb of 19 pp.

                     Notes on Building a Free Public Information Website  220 Kb of 5 pp.

                     Notes on Knowledge and the Pursuit of Ideas  44.5 Kb of 4 pp.

                     10 Problems of Knowledge  35 Kb of 1 p.

                     A Beginner Transport Driver's Factfile  344.4 Kb of 32 pp.

                     Truckdriver's Heaven & International Road Rules  29 Kb of 2 pp.

                 Also, not forgetting Teamwork,  for the incentive and inspiration given to Nofrillstech ...          

                 And finally, Miscellany , for a hodgepodge of light relief                                                   

UPDATES:                                                                                                                    

Main Page Contents updated 2.5.14                                                                                                                                

Epitaph for a Planetary Biosphere  25.8.10  NEW                                                                                                       

Home Solar Manual, PDF and WORD, updated 17.12.09                                                                                            

FLA Battery Management Wall Chart, HTML, PDF, and WORD, updated 11.1.08                                             

Notes on Solar Power in NZ, PDF and WORD 7.9.10   NEW                                                                

Wine Factfile, PDF and WORD, updated 14.12.10                                                                                                           

Computer Factfiles, PDF and WORD, updated 12.5.15                                                                                                

Notes on Education and Artificial Intelligence in the Age of the Computer, HTML, PDF, and WORD, updated 9.11.07

Notes on Building a Free Public Information Website, HTML, PDF and WORD, revised and updated 26.8.07                

Notes on Knowledge and the Pursuit of Ideas, HTML, PDF and WORD, updated  5.12.09                               

10 Problems of Knowledge, HTML, PDF and WORD, 17.2.10                                                                                   

Transport Driver's Factfile and Road Rules, HTML, PDF and WORD, updated 16.12.04  

ESL Dictionary Game HTML, PDF, and WORD, NEW 2.5.14                                     



A Thought For The Ages:  Einstein actually regarded himself as being a slow thinker, and, what was good enough for Einstein should be good enough for the rest of us.  So, we who follow him humbly in our own turn, must also keep thinking, no matter how falteringly, as long as we do continue to persevere... 

And, with gratitude to Graham Greene, author and novelist, for his candid, and to lesser scribbling or tapping mortals, most reassuring statement, that 500 words was a good day!  

Also, after re-reading Silent Spring, with great respect to Rachel Carson, for power and flow of writing on subjects that are never universally popular, but always needed confronting, both then, and even more so now...

Plus, to Louis Pasteur, Wine Scientist, who most wisely stated that fortune favours the prepared mind, which means that we must be prepared to learn from our errors, not just rationalize them, also inferring that learning, if properly applied, will soon build on itself.  Also,  'Reductionism is the Castor Oil of Reason'  (Anon or Trad)

Finally, with great respect to Charles Darwin, that terrestrial and intellectual adventurer extraordinaire, and true exemplar of patience and persistence, especially in relation to the Cirrapaedia, as well as Natural Selection and other similar matters...

Thanks are also due to particular libraries for help, plus use of books and other facilities, and also for those special bookshop opportunities to browse and buy books as well:

In Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Science Library and University Bookshop, and Dunedin  Public Library, also Scribes Bookshop.  In NSW, Australia: Goulburn and Mosman Public Libraries, Sophie's Books, Moss Vale, and Basement Books, Sydney.  Throughout the years, in many places, other herein unnamed libraries and bookshops have also been been fascinating and fulfilling destinations, of course...  

Those who do ask a question may be fools for five minutes, those who will not ask questions are fools forever  (China, trad. )

Long Live Libraries, Librarians, Bookshops, Booksales, A Free Internet, plus Comparative & Other Liberal Education Opportunities!

Special Community Support Link: In Memory of A Friend: The AMD Files

P. Clifford, Dunedin, NZ

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