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The ARM64 Race

At a recent talk SoftIron gave a talk about ARM64 versus x86 servery, it was emphasized that comparisons are often apples v oranges. Given the right race, ARM64 is competitive today, say, in storage servery. That’s because smaller cores distributed … Continue reading

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Linus Waxes Eloquently

“Oh Gods, Andy. That pt_regs_to_thread_info() thing made me want to do unspeakable acts on a poor innocent wax figure that looked _exactly_like you.” See Linux-Kernel Archive: Re: [PATCH v3 00/13] Virtually mapped stacks with guard pages (x86, core)Linus is still at … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In An Alternate Universe, M$ Defines Reality

“Changing the motherboard, however, generates a new installation ID. Under Microsoft’s sometimes Byzantine licensing rules, your license is valid if you replace a motherboard because of hardware failure. You need a new license if you chose to upgrade the motherboard, … Continue reading

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Printing At Night

“If the Print & Fax lock icon appears locked, click the lock icon and enter an administrator name and password when prompted.” See Mac 101: Printing (Mac OS X v10.6) – Apple SupportI haven’t touched a Mac in over a decade … Continue reading

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One Of The Places Where I Taught Up North Is In Trouble

“evacuation orders have been issued by the communities of Easterville and Chemawawin First Nation, 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg, due to smoke and threat from a fire that has moved to within half a kilometre of the community. Fire crews are … Continue reading

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China Achieves 6 PFLOPs/W With RISCy Processors In The World’s Most Powerful HPC

“A new Chinese supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight, captured the number one spot on the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers released on Monday morning at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) being held in Frankfurt, Germany. With a Linpack mark of 93 … Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings + Industry = Growth

A few years ago, a relative donated a bowl of plums grown on a tree in her yard. I knew exactly what to do with them. I cut each one in half to remove the stone and made jam of … Continue reading

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Getting Things Wrong From The Beginning…

“a severe security issue in its implementation of the NetBIOS protocol that affected all Windows versions ever released” See BadTunnel Bug Hijacks Network Traffic, Affects All Windows VersionsHow many times do you have to see “affects all versions” before you decide … Continue reading

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Liberating Crippled Chromebooks

“Chromebooks are everywhere. Google’s little Linux based PCs have been booming since their introduction several years ago in everything from homes to businesses, and even educational settings. Many users, especially Linux users, can’t get past the fact that the devices … Continue reading

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Firefox 48! Hallelujah!

“we’re using project Electrolysis to split Firefox into a UI process and a content process. Splitting UI from content means that when a web page is devouring your computer’s processor, your tabs and buttons and menus won’t lock up too.” See … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences Of Slavery In IT

“The University of Calgary has admitted to paying out $20,000 in Canadian dollars to a cyberattacker that infected the institution’s systems with malware.” See University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demandThis is sad news. A big Canadian university gives in to … Continue reading

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M$ Enslaves Not Only Users But Also Their Networks

“We have had reports now from several people, not all our clients, reporting that their Internet connection is brought to a standstill and the common thread is that they all have Windows 10 machines recently installed.” See Is Windows 10 ignoring … Continue reading

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