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HEAVY SITE TRAFFIC LATELY

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It seems that referrals to the site have become a dominant source of traffic on the site. It seem that specific locations are in focus from time to time. It does not stay in one place and traffic from one nation suggests social sharing of posts all over the place. It seems that once I …

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HALO: INFINITE CAMPAIGN TEASER SCREENSHOTS

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Halo: Infinite launches on December 8, 2021 but some screenshots of the campaign are now available. Recall that Cortana sacrificed herself to allow the master Chief to escape. The Cortana in Halo: Infinite is a new AI called weapon 2.0 The campaign focuses more on the Master Chief and Cortana as the final chapter of …

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RYBKA FORUM CLOSED

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The Rybka forum has been locked. It has been in operation now for 15 years and some 600K posts are in the database. I have been a user on that forum from the get go. I probably have 300 or so posts there if not more. Not sure what the problem is other than somebody …

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NEW 2TB SSD FOR XBOX X|S

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A blog post on Xbox today has heralded that new SSD options for consoles is now available. Xbox is pushing heir game pass and there are a lot of games so the are positioning the new 2TB capacity is being perfect for having a larger number of games installed. The Seagate 512GB Storage Expansion Card …

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CD PROJEKT RED DELAYS GAME RELEASES

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CD Projekt Red has posted on Twitter that next generation updates for CyberPunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are to be delayed into 2022. The developer has been working for many hours on both games and making sure that they are working properly with modern systems is not trivial.

LET’S ENCRYPT R3 CERTIFICATE

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The old X3 attestation certificate is now replaced with a R3 certificate which updated transparently with most Linux distributions. The certificate is issued for 90 days with unlimited renewals. Lets Encrypt has a new server which can handle a larger workload but distributed systems are common and are far less costly. The R3 certificate should …

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EA OPENS NEW SEATTLE STUDIO

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Electronic Arts is set to open a new office in the Seattle area, to be led by Marcus Lehto, former creative director at Bungie. Lehto is known as a co-creator of the Halo series, and worked as art director on Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3. The new studio will focus on first …

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NVME 2.0 STANDARD NOW RATIFIED

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The NVMe SIG has now released the NVMe 2.0a standard. At present the NVMe 1.3 is widely used but the new standard is intended to bring the faster PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 speeds into better focus. The restructured NVMe 2.0 specifications enable faster and simpler development of NVMe technology, supporting the seamless deployment of …

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APPLE EVENT 10/18/21

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Apple today introduced some new products to revamp their lineup. MacBook Pro AirPods HomePod Mini The new MacBook Pro are more expensive this year but they are much more powerful compared to previous models. Prices start at $1999 for the MacBook 14″ and $2499 for the 16″ models. Upgrades will definitely add to the cost. …

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HARD DISKS FINALLY NOW CHEAPER

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Thanks to the decline and fall of Chia the price of hard disks is now back on track with the price deflator. Chia has been widely reported as being pointless now that the chance of winning a coin is so low. Now the farmers are stuck with hard disks galore with very little resale value. …

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