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GOOGLE MAINTAINS LINUX

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Google has about 100 developers working on Linux and they recently mentioned in their blog that they would like to gave double that number. The problem is that Linux is developed with ANSI C instead of C++ which can be more type safe. Windows is largely also developed with C rather than C++. One of …

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MICROSOFT TEAMS PESTWARE

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Everyone knows that Windows has notifications. Windows 11 takes this further by pestering me to install teams. Duh. its already installed but some Einstein at Redmond did not bother to check if it was present before nagging. So far I have been pestered a couple of times by Windows. Years ago Microsoft bought Skype and …

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SOCIAL MEDIA ADS

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Looking at Twitter of late, it seems that most of the posts are sponsored. Makes it hard to follow the game publishers posts. The current volume of ads makes Twitter almost useless. Facebook has also make a mess with ads. It seems that along with Twitter, social media has become a mess with the excesses …

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MORE BOTS THAN HUMANS

It seems that bot traffic on the site has continued to be more search bot than human. The users online tool logs show very heavy bot traffic. Obviously the domestic search engines are crawling the site extensively. The Huawei Petal bot has also extensively indexed the site. SEO purveyors are about as useless as it …

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GETTING PAST 1000BASE-T

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PC Ethernet has remained stuck at 1000 megabit for more than 20 years. USB however has increased to 40 gigabits. Wireless networking has improved to speeds far faster with the latest 802.11ax hardware. 802.3ab was published in 2009 which is popularly known as 1000BASE-T. The standard covers cat 5, 5e and cat 6 cables. Most …

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TSMC REPORTS BIG PROFITS

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TSMC reported profits are up 20% year over year. The company has their order book filled so executing the order for wafers is earning them a lot of cash. Apple is using the 5 nm line this year again so the redesign should be slightly faster. NVIDIA is using Samsung 8nm and AMD is using …

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48TB AND GROWING

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At present with the latest installation of another ST8000DM004 hard disk, the gaming box now reaches 48TB. The ST8000DM004 is low cost which makes them good for general storage. At present there is just one Toshiba 12TB server disk in the pool but Chia mining has bought up many of them leaving the low cost …

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PAGE RANK JULY 2021

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Search engines are not a big contributor here and have not been for years. Direct traffic is dominant by far with loyal readers. Google has improved the page rank to some extent but it may be several more weeks before the traffic recovers to historic levels. The content is updated which does affect the search …

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VIDEO CARD PRICES EASE

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Looking at a few models of video cards, prices are starting to ease over on fleabay. RX 5700 XT cards are now lower but still above MSRP. RTX 3080 cards are also much lower now but also still above MSRP. RX 6800 XT are still not in good supply so the few cards in the …

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CHIA LEVELS OFF

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It seems that as more discover Chia is not covering costs that new speculators are looking elsewhere. Exiting Chia miners are still hanging on but many will likely abandon the scheme as it is not earning nearly enough. Prices for hard disks have softened suggesting that a reversal for Chia is possible but over used …

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