Monthly Archives: February 2017

About Cheap Junk…

“We asked Intel to provide specific details about when it began and stopped shipping Intel Atom C2000 processors with faulty clock outputs. Intel declined to comment. The official errata says the B0 stepping of C2xxx Atoms are vulnerable to failure, … Continue reading

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Driving My Solo EV

Previously, I wrote about how I might have to drive the Solo from Calgary with many stops at charging stations. Now, I will consider some longer trips I could make from my home base. Home base to Powerview, Manitoba – … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi As An ARMed Commodity

“A design goal for BitScope Blade was to enable Raspberry Pi to be conveniently mounted to build compute clusters, cloud hosting platforms and even render or software build farms.BitScope Blade Pack 20, a Quattro Pi based cluster with Power & … Continue reading

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Working Overtime In Washington State

“The court has received appellants’ emergency motion. Appellants’ request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied. Appellees’ opposition to the emergency motion is due Sunday, February 5, 2017 at … Continue reading

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Contemptuous Trump

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” See Trump slams judge’s halt of travel banTrump’s Tweet about the judge, not the judge’s ruling, is obviously contemptuous. Washington’s attorney-general … Continue reading

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Vulnerable, Again!

“Microsoft Windows fails to properly handle traffic from a malicious server. In particular, Windows fails to properly handle a specially-crafted server response that contains too many bytes following the structure defined in the SMB2 TREE_CONNECT Response structure. By connecting to … Continue reading

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Dump Trump, Says Court

“A federal judge in Seattle on Friday dealt a blow to President Trump’s executive order on travel and refugees, ordering a nationwide halt of enforcement of the controversial order. The temporary restraining order by U.S. District Judge James Robart blocks the … Continue reading

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Sock It To Trump, Ladies!

“Sweden’s deputy PM is causing a stir after posting an image appearing to parody Donald Trump’s signing of an anti-abortion executive order. Isabella Lovin, who is also the country’s climate minister, published a photo that shows her signing a new law … Continue reading

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Thank You, Trump

“President Barack Obama was the greatest gun salesman in America — until Hillary Clinton ran to replace him. Sales soared to records because gun owners feared they would impose tougher gun restrictions. Now that a Republican endorsed by the National Rifle … Continue reading

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Make My Day!

I just went out to get the mail, dressed for the cold. Fortunately winds were light and it wasn’t that cold. I didn’t freeze my nose nor fog my glasses. OTOH, I was greeted by the sight of fresh snowmobile … Continue reading

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Canada And NAFTA

“Supply management: Canada limits imports of dairy, chicken, turkey, and eggs. The report says U.S. imports above quota levels face big tariffs — 245 per cent for cheese, 298 per cent for butter. “(This) inflates the prices Canadians pay for … Continue reading

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Beyond Extreme

“Sea-ice extents are declining for all months, but as assessed over the period of satellite observations (1979 to present), the extent at the end of the melt season in September is dropping at the remarkable rate of 13 percent per … Continue reading

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