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KB4023057 IS STILL BEING DISTRIBUTED

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The Windows 10 KB4023057 is still being distributed as an update readiness tool. Several users of Windows 10 are mired with an unsuitable system volume. Old machines like the HP Stream 7 have only got 32GB of primary storage. Such tight storage means that updates consume all available space. Even machines with 64GB are hard …

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EA HACKED

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Reports are coming in that EA has been hacked and that source code and other assets amounting to some 780GB has been pawned. EA is a large gaming company so this has to hurt. EA made it clear that no player data was taken. Evidently the entire haul was game sources for Frostbite and FIFA2021. …

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SHOWA DENKO DEAL

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Showa Denko has developed FePt-based new magnetic material and technology to mass-produce HAMR-technology-based HD media with this new magnetic material. This FePt-based new magnetic material has ultra-high ordering temperature, which was thought to be difficult to realize on the surface of HD media coated with conventional magnetic material. Seagate has outdistanced other HDD manufacturer in …

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QUANTUM HACKING

Recent advances in quantum computing are of concern as the security of mobile phones, banking and other industries will be at risk. Bitcoin uses elliptic curve cryptography which is more vulnerable to quantum methods which leaves wallets vulnerable. Bitcoin etc fell after the FBI was able to hack the accounts of the criminals and recover …

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CHINA ARRESTS 1000 USING BITCOIN ET AL

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China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has reached a new crescendo, with the nation’s Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday proclaiming it has arrested over 1000 people and shut down 170 gangs that provided crypto-linked money-laundering services. At 10:00 on June 9, under the unified command of the Inter-Ministerial Joint Conference Office of the State Council’s Work …

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ACTUAL SSD TBW VS WARRANTY

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Looking at the pool of SSD products in the studio, none of the SSD have made it past 20TB written in a 12 month period. The reason for the lower TBW has to do with most activity is read, such as loading Windows at startup. SSD POH WRITES WRITES / POH Samsung 980 PRO 2TB …

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APPLE MARKETS PRIVACY

Among the fluff of software updates of more interest is what Apple is doing for privacy. Monday’s WWDC announcements showed that Apple’s privacy strategy is now part of its products: Privacy was mentioned as part of nearly every new feature, and got stage time of its own. New features include ways to stop email tracking, …

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MOVED THE TOSHIBA DISK TO MARVELL CONTROLLER

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The Toshiba 12TB hard disk was disappearing when waking from standby properly. It was connected to the MSI X570-A PRO SATA ports. Even servers support standby to reduce operating costs and use wake on LAN to activate when needed, The Toshiba disk has been a great asset in the machine with its excellent capacity and …

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NVME 2.0 IN 2021

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Most likely early next year NVMe 2.0 SSD products will come to the market. The existing Samsung 980 PRO SSD supports the current NVMe 1.3 standard. NVMe has grown from its early start with Z170 into a major feature for gaming. NVMe 2.0 will likely surface in the DDR5 migration expected in early 2021 when …

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NINTENDO LEAKED AGAIN

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Nintendo in Tokyo said that after suffering a string of damaging data breaches and leaked trade secrets such as hardware specs and console operating system code, Nintendo announced today that hackers have gained access to famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s entire DNA sequence. The statement went on to explain that the extent of the leaks …

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