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WINDOWS FILE NAMING ERROR

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Seems that there is a problem in Windows renaming some files. The names are being left trimmed and intended for being organized into a directory hierarchy for easily search with Windows. What happened is that the file names were completely changed to numbered files instead of the desired filenames. System file checks did not find …

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BITCOIN AND INFLATION

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One of the reasons why people flocked to bitcoin et al is the problem of inflation. Inflation is large driven by deficit spending which forces the hand of the central bank to flood the market with more liquidity. The increase in money supply is inflation. Inflation hurts savers and pensions etc. It benefits debtors. Venezuela …

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BITCOIN AND CARBON

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One of the worst of Bitcoin and its derivatives is the fact that China has dominated the digital coin mining for several years. Some 75% of the world’s bitcoin mining is done in China. One of the main reasons is that banks in China are indifferent as to the sourced of the revenue. Since 2017, …

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SITE ATTACKED

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Looking at the Amazon stats I see 123 clicks. Nothing was purchased so I opened up the logs and noticed it was all from one IP address. It resolved to Russia. While not a DDoS type of an attack, it did give me pause to consider the tool I use to monitor bot traffic. It …

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BLOCKING CORPORATE BOTS

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Many corporations in the SEO business with high monthly fees use crawler bots to check out various web properties. There is no sale here as this site is content rich and does not need some dog and pony show to show me how to operate. Google is free for webmasters with no strings attached. Bing …

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GRABBED MORE 2TB USB-A STICKS

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Low cost low performance USB sticks are not expensive anymore. They are so affordable now it’s hard to imagine. The only real shortcoming is the slow performance. Faster USB sticks can be very expensive. Prices for 2 TB are down to $14 each postage paid. These are lower in cost than 2TB hard disks which …

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12GB++ OF GAME UPDATES TODAY

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More then 12GB of game updates today. It seems that more and more developers are releasing wholesale expansions and overhauls. Today League of Maidens released another large 3.3GB update. Yesterday Marvel’s Avengers released a 15.6GB event update among the days other updates. It seems that many studios are releasing game updates as the demand for …

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BITCOIN TUMBLES

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Bitcoin et all have fallen from recent highs. Until demand for digital coins evaporates the prospect for the gaming community is outright dismal. At last check at various exchanges, the price was below $50,000. Fear of tapering quantitative easing and regulation weighted heavily on the markets. CNBC figures some $200 billion in paper losses. President …

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NO 802.11AX CABLE MODEMS YET

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So far there have not yet been any 802.11ax cable modems available in the marketplace. It seems that DOCSIS 3.1 modems are mostly provisioned with wave 2 802.11ac capability. While most cable modems are in place for years on end, it seems that industry has been slow to modernize. There are still no DOCSIS 4.0 …

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PAGE RANK APRIL 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. Search any engine wth “hardcoregames”: SEARCH ENGINE PAGE RANK …

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