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EMPTY CONTAINERS CLUTTER PORTS

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Down in southern California there are over 100,000 empty shipping containers cluttering docks, nearby yards and even streets. Several retailers including Walmart have several empty containers in the parking lots. The real problem is that logistics has failed to handle the problem of container returns. Sweepers are sometimes also called extra loaders. Usually these are …

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US STATE DEPT HACKED WITH NSO SPYWARE

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The US State Department has discovered some iPhones used by their agents in the nation of Uganda were contaminated with the NSO Group Pegasus spyware. This marks the first reported hacking against U.S. government workers using the NSO technology, according to the AP. Some months ago the US Commerce Dept blacklisted the NSO Group. This …

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UMC AMD GLOBALFOUNDRIES UNDER PRESSURE

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UNC of Taiwan and GlobalFoundries are both second tier foundries who are faced with the need to also modernize their respective fabs lest they fall further behind. As earlier reported that Intel is planning to spend over $100 billion over the coming few years to expand fabrication capabilities and regaIn their leadership standing. Intel is …

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SEAGATE LAUNCHES 20TB DISKS

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Seagate has launched a pair of 20TB disks for immediate use. One model is the Exos server class disk and the other is the Iron Wolf series. Both disks are transferring data 16MB/sec faster than the WD drives. Seagate’s Exos X20 enterprise HDD is designed for maximum storage capacity and the highest rack-space efficiency. Built …

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STOP GRINCH BOTS ACT SEEKS TO OUTLAW SCALPERS

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WASHINGTON D.C.—On Cyber Monday and with holiday shopping underway, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today announced the introduction of the Stopping Grinch Bots Act. Their bicameral bill will crack down on cyber Grinches using “bot” technology to quickly buy …

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TWITTER CHANGES CEO

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Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s incoming CEO, is an engineer who worked his way up over the past decade to become the company’s technology chief. Jack Dorsey has elected to step down. He believed the direction for twitter is to be the most transparent social media company out there. Twitter has been easier to use than other …

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AMD AM5 IN 2022

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The media now has more clarity over socket AM5. AMD5 will support DDR5. DDR5 is an interest prospect, featuring capacities of up to 128 GB per memory module, with data rates of up to DDR5-10000 however the JEDEC standard currently reaches DDR5-6400. LGA1718 seems to be the pin-out AMD will be using. Raphael is the …

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EVGA RTX 3000 CARDS DYING PREMATURELY

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I am a regular on the EVGA forum and there have been ongoing problems with the RTX 3090 dying. Now reports of RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti cards also dying in droves. Some are on their third RMA card. Not a pretty picture. Reports of the fan running at 3 million rpm suggests the …

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ROGERS WANTS TO BUY SHAW

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Rogers wants to buy Shaw which will reduce competition in Canada. Any reduction in competition means higher prices as organized labor has no barrier to check wage demands. The merger would establish a plutocracy which is inconsistent with the Charter. Telus is correct in their position that the merger would reduce competition. Rogers said it …

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BABABEDA MINING MALWARE

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Babadeda is the latest mining malware to be discovered. Experts said this new malicious tool allows blockchain thieves to breach Discord channels among other places.  Babadeda has been found startings in May 2021 and it has slowly become more widely available. It seems that mining malware is likely to be common looking forward giving the …

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