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How to Read Tractor Tire Sizes

Even the tires on your trusty tractor eventually need to be replaced. Whether it is from natural wear and tear or from accidental damage, you need to know the size of your tires to replace them. You may have noticed that tractor tires are marked differently from the tires on your car or truck. While […]



How Do I Get a Laptop to Read an SD Card?

According to the SD Card Association website, Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are about the same size as a postage stamp and are popular for storing music and video files. Since SD cards are so small, they are popular for transferring information between various devices. The portability of SD cards make them ideal for use […]



How to Use Freon Gauges

A vehicle owner who wishes to charge his air conditioning system soon finds out that the procedure does not involve simply hooking a can and a hose up to the engine and turning a valve. Some AC units have to be completely evacuated, then pulled for vacuum and then recharged. The use of AC gauges […]



How to Read a Tab Delimited File in PHP

Text files often store data that you want to read and use with a PHP script. These files are typically either comma-delimited, tab-delimited or use a fixed field width. You can read a tab-delimited file into PHP by reading the contents into a variable, splitting the variable into individual lines or records and splitting each […]



How to Check Blood Pressure

Blood pressure machines are popular right now. But taking your pressure manually with a simple cuff and stethoscope will render an accurate reading. Just follow these steps. Purchase a blood pressure cuff like your doctor uses. It wraps around your arm and has a pump. You can find these in pharmacies or drug stores. They […]



How to Read an RTF File

Rich Text Format (RTF) is a file type recognized by several common word processing software applications. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and Wordpad are a few of the applications that recognize the RTF format. Wordpad is a free tool installed with your Windows operating system. If you do not have advanced word processing software installed, you can […]



How Do Vending Machines Read Money?

If phones are smart then vending machines are brilliant. Vending machines have been reading money, making change and selecting the correct product since the late 19th century, dispensing soda, snacks and other sundries. Reading money Pre-digital vending machines used a magnetic head to read the ink on a dollar bill. They also identified coins by […]



How to Use a DVD Player to Read Computer Files

Since DVD-writing programs create ISO files, or disc image files, from the media files that are loaded into the program before burning the files to disc, the disc created in the programs can be played in most DVD players that accept DVD-Rs. To use a DVD player to read data files that are stored on […]



How to Read Tennis Scores

Tennis has a history that is centuries old, and it is a sport popular in many countries around the world. The four major tournaments of the tennis year, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open, are the most highly televised and famous of the tennis tournaments. While most of us are […]



How to Read a Stock Ticker

Edward Calahan invented the stock ticker in 1863 and the New York Stock Exchange installed the first stock ticker in 1867. Messengers used to run price updates from the exchanges to brokers’ offices prior to the ticker. You may spot stock tickers scrolling across financial websites or on digital displays inside and outside financial buildings. […]



How to Read iBooks on a Mac

Starting with OS X Mavericks, Apple moved all downloading of books out of iTunes and into a dedicated application called iBooks. Use the iBooks Store feature in iBooks to download content. Once you’ve got content in your iBooks library, use the program’s menu to read, search and bookmark books and other reading material. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/photography.prod.demandstudios.com/6f233800-316c-4f30-bf19-636da6b14d29.png […]



How to Understand Dialysis Readings on the Machine

People who suffer from end stage renal disease must receive dialysis on a routine basis to replace the function of their nonworking kidneys. A dialysis machine is a delivery system for the fluids and artificial kidney that helps to cleanse the patient’s blood and remove excess fluid from their body. These machines are intended for […]



How to Read OBD2 Codes

Since 1996, every car manufactured has been required to have an Onboard Diagnostic system by law. This system monitors a car’s performance and will alert the driver when it detects any problems. The codes can be downloaded and read with an OBD2 code reader or recorded with the help of the “Check Engine” light on […]



How to Make a Web Page Flip Like Reading a Book

To make a page or post on your website display a book image with pages that flip, install WordPress. After installing WordPress, add a free plug-in that allows the selected areas of your website to appear as a virtual book. Several such plug-ins are available that will add this feature to your site. This process […]



How to Read a Process Flow Chart

Most processes can be displayed visually using a process flow chart. The concept of the flow chart was once tied to the realm of software development, where it was necessary to analyze the algorithms that were being programmed. Since a process can be seen as a kind of algorithm, the practice spread into the business […]



How to Read a Novel Fast

Reading novels can sometimes take a long time. However, if you find you are in a crunch before that next book club meeting or need to buzz through a novel before your literature exam, learning to speed read novels can have some benefits. Keep in mind that speed reading isn’t usually much fun, but with […]



How to Read a Glucose Meter

A glucose meter is a quick way for a person suffering from diabetes to monitor her blood sugar levels. This allows the individual to protect herself from the health dangers associated with blood sugar levels either rising too high or dropping to dangerously low levels. Wash your hands. Before taking a glucose test you should […]