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REPORTS OF XBOX X|S CRASHES

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There have been serveral reports on various forums concerning that both the Xbox Series X and the Series S machines are crashing after some period of time playing games. The Xbox series S is more suited to the 1920×1080 television market. The reason is that the machine is not nearly as powerful as the series …

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HERD IMMUNITY AND REALITY

Politicians are not epidemiologists and neither is doctor Fauci. Viral infections are commonplace and for the most part are harmless. Coronavirus is by far the most common in the entire animal kingdom. Herd immunity will not be reached until more than 85% to 95% are fully immunized. Your webmaster, for example, has been fully immunized …

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SSD & DISK CLEANUP

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Lots of people use 120GB and 240GB SSD products. For those with <= 120GB, the upgrade to 240GB is advisable. The reason for using at least 240GB is due to Windows updates. The low cost Kingston A400 120GB SATA SSD is common with refurbished laptops however more recently the 240GB SSD is now becoming more …

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COLD WAR BROKEN ON XBOX

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a popular games. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War recently launched on November 13, 2020 so the developer may not have adequately tested the game. The game was developed by Raven and Treyarch who are fairly mature game developers. Several Xbox console peasants reported that the …

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SSL CERTIFICATE HEADACHES

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As if running a website is not enough Google in their insane demands for every site to have a SSL certificate is a joke. The manual is rather terse too and documentation is very hard to find. Snap comes preinstalled with Ubuntu 20.04 and most other recent distributions. sudo snap install core sudo snap refresh …

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WINDOWS 10 DIRECTML

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Developers for Windows now have a new API called DirectML to leverage machine learning. From photo editing applications enabling new user experiences through AI to tools that help you train machine learning models for your applications with little effort, DirectML accelerates these experiences by leveraging the computing power of any DirectX 12 GPU. Over a …

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RUNING OUT OF DRIVE LETTERS?

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MS-DOS onward are all built using drive letters. A: and B: historically were floppy disks and C: was the original assigned mount for a hard disk. D: and E: could be used with a SCSI card and additional hard disks. Today a super tower with front panel SATA boxes galore installed could easily run out …

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10GB VS 16GB VRAM

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While new video cards are short in supply at present, both AMD and NVIDIA have promised more availability in 2021. The question that many have is concerning the amount of VRAM on a video card. AMD is providing 16GB of GDDR6 while NVIDIA has 10GB GDDR6X. Both vendors cards are of similar performance. The 10th …

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XBOX SERIES X HDCP 2.2 ISSUES

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There have been several reports of the Xbox Series X playing 4K UHD bluray media. Users are largely reporting Samsung branded televisions. UN65MU7500 UN65KS8000 UN65J6700  UE48JU6050U  UN65JU6700  UN65JU670D UE50JU6800  The Samsung HWK850 and HW-K950 soundbars has also been found to be problematic with HDCP 2.2. VUDU, Disney+ and Netflix are also affected. Some have tried HDMI …

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REPAIR XBOX SERIES X|S GAMES

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The Xbox is far from immune from from game problems. The Microsoft forums are up to their eyeballs with problems. Sometimes a game can be corrupted. This can be fixed: Press the Xbox icon button to open the guide. Select My games & apps > See all > Games, then select the Ready to install tab. Select Queue. Select the content that you’re trying to install. …

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