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TRAFFIC DOUBLED IN A WEEK

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According to Google’s Analytics, traffic is literally more than double since we upgraded the database to a SSD. For SEO purposes, this result tells us that a SSD is now mandatory for a web server. The page load time on the site is much faster as WordPress is very lean and mean and with the …

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398.82 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 398.82  was released August 1, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Fixes Black Screen when booting Windows after installing 397.93 display driver Fixed a problem with some motherboards that have PLX chips on them Some issues reported with …

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ABSTRACTISM PULLED

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The game Abstractism has been discovered to have Monero digital coin mining in it. Steam reviews are completely negative. Many security programs are now recognizing trojan mining programs. Steam has now pulled the game after weeks of reports that the game was a front for coin mining. Cryptojacking is a term used to describe the actions …

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WINDOWS 10 BUILD 17728.1000

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Windows 10 build 17728.1000 is interim release as Redmond works to debug the Redstone 5 version of Windows 10 which will be called version 1 809 when its released. This version is designed for a new round of debugging which will run until August 5, 2018. The features are frozen and the effort is mostly …

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ASUS READIES 19 Z390 MOTHERBOARDS

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 As you’d recall, ith Z390 s a re-branding of the Z370 Express with a stronger reference CPU VRM design, to cope with overclocking Intel’s upcoming flagship  8-core Whiskey Lake processors better. Speculation is rampant and we prefer to wait until a product photo surfaces. The Asus motherboard is only one of many they are expected …

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INTEL WHISKEY LAKE LAUNCHING SOON

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Intel is reportedly launching its first 9th generation Core Whiskey Lake processors as early as mid August, 2018. The Whiskey Lake processors will be the third refinement of the Skylake architecture following Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. Whiskey Lake is expected to be a quad-core CPU with GT2 integrated graphics. The flagship Whiskey Lake CPU is …

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SAMSUNG LPDDR4

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Samsung is now ramping up their second generation LPDDR4. This new memory is about 10% less power hungry which will be welcome news for mobile users. The new DRAM will be on mobile devices launching late in the year or early 2019, Samsung said. Samsung has combined four of the 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM chips …

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SITE ERRORS FIXED

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We were experiencing some problems with our database due to some problems with Linux VM. The VM was becoming unresponsive so we dumped the database and created a new one with a latest version of Linux. It seems that some problems arose from using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and upgrading to 18.04 LTS  did not work …

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WI-FI MOVING TO 6GHZ

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Work is being done to clear 6GHz for Wi-Fi use to add more channels. Many dense urban areas may have as many as 500 access points visible to a mobile phones. Current 802.11n and 802.11ac access points are hard pressed to minimize the interference at the best of times. At present draft 3 of the …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4340917

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Windows 10 KB4340917 applies to version 1803. This brings windows build to 17134.191. This is a cumulative update for version 1803 . Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information. Addresses an issue that prevents OpenType fonts from printing in Win32 applications. Improves the ability of the Universal CRT Ctype family of functions to handle EOF …

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CHROME 68

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Chrome 68 today will now flag sites that are not using https with a new stronger warning. Backers of https maintain that certificates are free, but we have only seen them for 90 days, Nobody has a 365 day one for free to coincide with the domain registration period. There is nothing on this site …

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MICROSOFT ANSWERS: WINDOWS 10 GAMING

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We have a bookmark for the gaming community with Microsoft Answers. We infrequently visit as there are already lots of others with solutions but we mostly look at error codes which may be unknown in our own databases. Microsoft changed the topic to Windows 10 more generally with less focus on games. We feel this …

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MAHJONG PRETTY MANGA GIRLS

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Mahjong Pretty Manga Girls was released on July 22, 2018 by Playtouch who also developed the game. Mahjong Pretty Manga Girls  is a puzzle game based on the popular mahjong tiles. If you are a fan of manga (japanese cartoon characters), you’ll love this game. Gameplay is relatively simply, the player has a pattern of tiles. …

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NEW SECURITY

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We have taken some very drastic steps to secure the site. This site will now only render with Chrome. Other browsers seem to have problems with some page elements but we are cleaning up the site code base to fix it. Firefox and Brave are blocked for having adblock integrated. Stealing our content is a crime, …

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NO MAN’S SKY IS BACK

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It seems that No Man’s Sky is back with a large update and the game has surfaced on the Steam top seller list. Some media reports about interviews with Sean Murray who is the CEO of Hello Game has dialed back the hype considerably. Much of the content added to the game since it first …

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