Category: white papers

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 had a single …

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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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GAME DEVELOPMENT 2020

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This year trends for independent developers have to contend with the Steam $100 fee to publish a title. Valve did this after some abuses with some miscreants publishing some very poor quality works. Visual Studio 2019 is largely focused with Unity which is a al-la-carte package that can be costly to use for an independant …

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CARD GAMES

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Long ago card games were included with Windows. The popular solitaire was one of the most heavily played games ever published. Stating with Windows 8 the classic games all disappeared. The reason for the changes was the move to the new Windows store platform. Solitaire is available but now it’s loaded with ads etc. Long …

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