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APPLE RELEASES IOS 14.8

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Apple has released iOS 14.8 for iPhone, iPad. Apple TV has remained at 14.7. Core Graphics Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation) Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to …

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SONY AND FUJIFILM LTO-9 TAPE NOW AVAILABLE

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Earlier the report of LTO-9 drives was were well received and now the tape vendors are shipping tape for the new drives. LTO-9 drives are able to read and write LTO-8 tapes so robot tape libraries can migrate media quickly with the new drives installed. The new LTO-9 features BaFe magnetic particles forming a smooth …

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THE FUTURE OF BITCOIN AND REGULATION

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After coming down a bit the average profitability of mining fell slightly. The actual earnings is dependant on transactions etc which do not necessarily happen as frequently as some want. Chia speculates with hard disks and the problem now is that the chances of a reward is so slim as to be pointless. Chia is …

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SERVERS MOVE TO SINGLE SOCKET

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It seems that the age of dual processors on server blades is giving way now to single CPU with more cores. The laptop here is able to handle the site traffic easily so far and its not likely a different machine is really needed. Modern server processors have 8 memory channels to support 16 DIMMS …

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SOME SITES UNREACHABLE

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I am noticing some sites are unreachable. This suggests some cloud provider is having technical problems. Checking various news portals shows them reachable but some forums and sites I use regularly are not working. This suggests a webhost or two are at issue. The old protest against Fox which used to be a real piece …

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EPIC WINS COURT RULING OVER APPLE

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Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Friday handed down a decision in a closely watched trial between Apple and Epic Games. The court held that Apple will no longer be allowed to prohibit developers from providing links or other communications that direct users away from Apple in-app purchasing. Epic hoped to break down Apple’s walled …

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MISSING THERMAL PADS ON ASUS RTX 3080 TI TUF OC

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Somebody was not paying attention at the factory that cranks out video cards. When a person noticed teir graphics card was overheating dramatically they opened the card to discover the thermal pads were missing. The user kamaloo posetd this on reddit. I commented about shoddy workmanship. The thread has become extensive with comments over the …

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HALO: MCC SEASON 8 BETA 2

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Topay a small update to Halo: MCC insider. The game is well maintained to keep the quality good for the legions of Halo fans out there.

REGULATORS SUMMONS TEN CENT AND NETEASE

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Ten Cent is well know in the gaming industry. Netease is not as well known. Chinese regulators have called both companies to adress concerns that gaming is having a negative effect on people. Both companies saw their stock fall hard on the news. Regulators also said that gaming companies should ban illegal content and change …

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SERVED REDDIT WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

A user on redit who too self rightous to disable adblocking elected to infringe my post on LTO-9 which contravenes the Copyright Act. Infringement is a crimal act and adblocking is also technically shoplifting. I filed a complaint with Reddit over the infringement which I am hoping they will adress in due course. Sadly Reddit …

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