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A miscellany is defined as a "collection of various pieces of writing by different authors", but it has come to mean something "Of items gathered or considered together of various types or from different sources" or "a collection or group composed of members or elements of different kinds". The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin word "miscere", meaning "to mix." You might have heard the expression "a mixed bag," which applies when you don't quite know what you're going to get. More commonly, a miscellaneous group is made up of an odd group of things that don't fit anywhere else.

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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I recently purchased an Amazon Echo (2nd generation) which I am very pleased with because of it multi-faceted capabilities.  That said,  I am wondering if I can purchase online a smart power outlet device which can plug into a power outlet and allow non-smart technological equipment to plug into it and be responsive to the Amazon Echo (2nd generation).  For example, I am interested in plugging in a lamp to said device and be able to turn it on/off through voice commands given to the Amazon Echo (2nd generation).  If such a smart plug outlet is commercially available, could someone provide a direct online purchase link?  It will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

            George
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I think my motherboard failed. It just shut off and then it smelled bad as melted plastics. I thought is from the power supply connector, the yellow female jack in the back of the laptop, so I took it apart, dissembling totally, piece by piece.
I cleaned up everything, especially the fan full of dust, using air pressure jets and also dedicated spray for electronic components, PCB.
The components on the motherboard are covered with a black sheet of plastic/vinyl-like.
After cleaning I spotted 2 capacitors carbonized – most probably the cause of the smell and failure.
They are SMD ceramic capacitors, seem size 1206, most probably MLCC.
I have the tools to remove and replace them, but I do not know their value.
Can someone help with the values of these capacitors?
I have in mind persons that either had similar experience and repaired motherboards before, maybe particular for Lenovo T410s – by chance, or if you can find somewhere the PCB sketch with the bill of materials and or/schematic.
What cause that failure? Is it the only one?
I do not know, but I would like to try to replaces those 2 capacitors. On opposite side of the PCB everything is clean, the components are untouched by the temperature.
I presume the failure comes from the small WiFi board inserted in the nearby connector. Maybe has to be replaced with another one. What I remember is that I let for few days the laptop set with power on, even when the lid was closed, and was not always on the table, but also …
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          I recently purchased an Amazon Echo (2nd generation) and wish to know how to get it to play back music.  From what little I gather, an online membership to a music store is required.  That said, I am hoping to find one which provides a 30 day free trial with subsequent months being a low flat rate membership fee with unlimited playback of music.  The Amazon Echo (2nd generation) is currently connected to our WiFi and working great.  

          In closing, I greatly appreciate any suggestions to online music stores which are compatible with the Amazon Echo along with any step by step guides for setting this up with the music store.  I look forward to reviewing everyone's feedback.

           Thanks again.

           George
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Type-ahead search like google

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Just want to see opinions.  Maybe its more popular on East Coast because its closer to the UK.
Thanks.
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I have an APC SMT1500RM2U battery backup at my house that will intermittently beep for one minute every 12 hours.

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In the meantime is there any way I can disable or turn off this UPS's beeping sound so that it will stop waking me up in the middle of the night?
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A miscellany is defined as a "collection of various pieces of writing by different authors", but it has come to mean something "Of items gathered or considered together of various types or from different sources" or "a collection or group composed of members or elements of different kinds". The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin word "miscere", meaning "to mix." You might have heard the expression "a mixed bag," which applies when you don't quite know what you're going to get. More commonly, a miscellaneous group is made up of an odd group of things that don't fit anywhere else.