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How to Read New York Parking Signs

New York has some of the strictest parking laws around, especially in New York City. The signs are sometimes confusing and can lead to parking tickets when the driver doesn’t realize that the space is not available for parking. Reading the signs and understanding what they mean is very important to avoiding tickets and traffic […]



How to Read a Rotameter From the Top

Rotameters are used to measure the flow rate of a gas through an orifice or series of tubing. There are many different types of rotameters available on the market today; most of them work based on gravity. The gas flow causes a small ball to rise in a graduated column, while gravity pushes down. This […]



How to Learn Hindi

Learning a new language is extremely difficult. It will take lots of time and memorization and most importantly, it will take loads and loads of practice, preferably in an immersion environment. That being said, it can be done, and done well, by following a few simple steps as basic guidelines. Let’s take a look. Learn […]



How Do I Enable the Fingerprint Reader on My HP Pavilion?

Fingerprint readers, security devices used to keep unauthorized people from logging on to your computer, are available on a variety of computer systems including the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Pavilion. The reader works by placing one of your fingers onto the reader’s scanning device. The fingerprint reader then scans your finger and lets you access your computer. […]



How to Know If You Need Eye Glasses

Knowing whether you need eyeglasses can be challenging if you do not know the signs to look for. If you have trouble seeing or difficulty focusing, it may be time to consider whether you need eyeglasses. But there are more subtle signs you may not know about that can help let you know if you […]



How to Read Mortgage Rate Sheets

Mortgage rate sheets are confusing. There is not just a rate that can be quoted due to pricing adjustments, so get familiarized with where the rates are, and where the price adjustments are. Understand that rate sheets change daily, and sometimes more than once. Reading a lender rate sheet Get a current rate sheet from […]



How to Read Plumbing Blueprints

Blueprints provide a map for building a home. The symbols on the blueprints tell carpenters, plumbers and electricians all they need to know about the home’s design and building materials. Plumbing blueprints detail everything from the type and size of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. Plumbers may take extensive courses […]



How to Read an Investment Account Statement

You should receive an account summary at the end of each quarter and fiscal year. You should also be able to view the information in these reports via your brokerage’s website. Review your quarterly and annual account summaries to ensure that trades were executed correctly, to watch for potential fraudulent activity, and to stay knowledgeable […]



How to Read a Digital Compass

Digital compasses are handy electronic devices that use sensors to determine the magnetic field, then display those measurements numerically. Digital compasses can now be found on watches and other small, hand-held devices. Point the compass in one direction, holding it at waist level. You should also be careful not to tilt the device too much, […]



How to Read a Bubble Level

Whether you’re a professional carpenter or a do-it-yourselfer, a bubble level is a must-have tool. Also called a spirit level, this tool helps to keep your projects perfectly horizontal or vertical — level or plumb. Commonly used levels typically have two glass tubes, one to determine level and the other for plumb. For most around-the-home […]



How to Read R22 Gauges

Central air conditioning units have a built-in gauge that monitors their pressure and the amount of refrigerants in the unit. The R22 gauge is a compound gauge that can measure the pressure of the system, expressed in pounds per square inch, or psi, as well as the temperatures of the R12, R22 and R502 compounds […]



How to Read KWH Electric Meters

Electric meters are used to record the amount of electrical energy used in any given time period. Typically, a power utility will record this usage once a month. The previous month’s reading is used as a base or the amount to subtract from the current reading. You can generally find the last reading on your […]



How to Read an Amortization Table

Amoritzation tables are used to show the progress of a loan. Amortization tables are most often associated with mortgages. Being able to read an amortization table will help you to understand the amount of your payment the goes towards paying down the principal of the loan and the amount that goes towards paying the interest […]



How to Get Paid to Read Scripts

Before a film or TV show gets to the production stage, someone has to "vet" the script and assure the producers that it’s a production worth making. This is the "development" phase of a project, and the job of vetting the script often falls to a script reader or story analyst who knows what elements […]



How to Use a SIM Card Reader

You have a fingernail-sized SIM card in your cell phone with all of your contacts’ information stored on it. Don’t you think it’s time to back it up? A nifty device called a USB SIM card reader can help you avoid Murphy’s law of losing everything. If you want to make sure your contacts and […]



How to Read Wiring Diagrams

Electricity is a modern convenience that many of us take for granted. But when there’s a problem, it takes a skilled professional to fix the problem. Many do it yourself homeowners try to tackle small electrical matters. When you do this, you might encounter a wiring diagram. And those diagrams are more difficult to read […]



How to Read a Manufacturing Blueprint

When reading a blueprint, it is essential that you know which elements to look for, and what those elements mean. Manufacturing blueprints are images designed to help the reader understand how to build a particular component or device, and how it works. A draftsperson or designer creates blueprints by hand or using specialized software. They […]



How to Speed Read Effectively

Speed reading is an information-retaining technique that students and professionals use to make their work easier. Both groups of people can find themselves immersed in thousands of pages of material that need to be read in order to complete their goals. But by increasing reading speed, those pages can be read and comprehended at a […]