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INTEL & SAMSUNG WORKING PCIE 5.0 SSD HARDWARE

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Intel and Samsung are both working on new PCIe 5.0 SSD hardware. The expected doubling of the bandwidth should perk up Windows boot times. Intel said that the new hardware will be available probably Q4 this year in time for the AMD launch of the AM5 systems. Until the prices of DDR5 come down substantially …

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LOTS OF LINUX UPDATES TODAY

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Checking in on my server I saw that Linux wanted to be rebooted. There was also a lot of updates for Apache and other systems. Most of the updates are bug fixes but there are also lots of security holes fixed. It is also not known of any of the CVE vulnerabilities with Java are …

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COVID-19 FORCES SCHOOLS CLOSED AGAIN

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Here in Canada the COVID-19 omicron and delta variants are now reaching record numbers of cases. Armed Forces personnel being deployed to Quebec to help with vaccination efforts. Kids and teens — and even newborns — are now among the rising number of Canadians being hospitalized with COVID-19 as Omicron infections keep surging across the …

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AMD 2022 PRODUCT PREMIERE

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Watch CEO Dr. Lisa Su present the AMD 2022 Product Premiere on January 4th, 2022, highlighting upcoming computing and graphics solutions from AMD and its partners, and showcase how AMD will drive best-in-class high-performance computing experiences for gaming and entertainment. AMD AM5 (LGA 1718) will be available in 2H2022 with the 5 nm Ryzen 7000 …

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BLACKBERRY DECOMISSIONS PHONES

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Blackberry said today it was decommissioning old phones. The reason is that they are moving away from being a phone company to being a software company. Blackberry was popular in the late 1990s when it was called the Crackberry as many were focused in the device instead of traffic in downtown Manhattan. The decommissioning means …

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KOREAN CONTAINER SHIP IN PORT FOR REPAIRS

The SM Busan, a South Korean-flagged vessel, docked at Victoria’s Ogden Point on Sunday morning to undergo emergency repairs. The ship was on its way from Portland to South Korea but got stranded in the Pacific Ocean on Christmas Eve, drifting for two days before slowly making its way to Victoria. According to SM Busan’s …

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HALO: INFINITE GAME OF THE YEAR

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No game in 2021 has make such an impact that Halo: Infinite has done. Hardcore Games awards Halo the game of the year for 2021. So far the Halo series has earned well over $6 billion which is why the successive game have all been stellar. Hard to imaging that Halo: Combat Evolved could every …

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BC HYDRO: RECORD POWER DEMAND

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BC Hydro says the province set a new record for peak electricity demand on Monday as temperatures hit extreme lows. Between 5 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 27, demand for electricity hit an all-time high of 10,902 megawatts, which is higher than the previous record of 10,577 megawatts set in 2020. BC Hydro has adequate …

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STEAM RECOVERY OF GAMES

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After I reset Windows 11 Steam has to be recovered after losing a 12TB disk full of games. This change to drive managed hard disks is safer as the Seagate disks are known and seem to be reliable subject to the need for erasing the disks occasionally. A bug in Steam keep prompting to install …

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2021

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Hardcore Games wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This year marks the first time in decades that there is snow on the ground. The southern part of Vancouver Island rarely sees snow but a cold polar air mass has brought cooler weather and the result is a few inches. The forecast for colder weather …

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