Category Archives: computers

Giving Stuff Away

I do this every time I have more than I can use. Typically it goes okay when I use Craigslist, but I thought I might try it here on the blog. These are free and I’ll ship anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Tech Update: Intel CPU Flaw Mitigations

All the recent noise about Intel processors having flaws boils down to two specific issues. The tech community has nicknamed them Meltdown and Spectre. Meltdown was not so very hard to deal with, which is a lucky thing, because it … Continue reading

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The Intel CPU Flaw Simplified

Maybe you’ve heard about this: Major Flaw in Millions of Intel Chips Revealed. Most of the reports assume too much about what you already know, or obfuscate things and miss the point. Bottom line: This flaw allows naughty software to … Continue reading

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Browser Wars: Lost Pretense of Innocence

Nobody is surprised when Google does something sneaky and dirty. We all figured out long ago that Google is evil in the sense that they will not hesitate to lie, and will gladly sell you to the highest bidder. They … Continue reading

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A General Rant at Linux Developers

It’s hard to single out anyone, or even a team that works together. The problem I see is a broad attitude that is fairly consistent across the whole community. Stop advocating Linux if you refuse to deliver what users want … Continue reading

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A Few Minor Technology Notes

I’m willing to test something in every way possible so you don’t have to. However, I’ll never tell you that my results are definitive for anyone but me. Feel free to discover a contradicting result on your own. But if … Continue reading

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Windows Dead Mail

Sometime early this year, Microsoft phased out support for Windows Live Mail, their free email client. In a silent update, all mail accounts were switched from POP3 to IMAP. Your collected old mails didn’t go anywhere, and you could still … Continue reading

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