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    Something Random

    I just watched The Third Man again after many years. To me, it's still brilliant in noir-and-white.
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    WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

    Hackers exploited 0-day, not 2018 bug, to mass-wipe My Book Live devices - Ars Technica: Western Digital removed code that would have prevented the wiping of petabytes of data. . . . The vulnerability is remarkable because it made it trivial to wipe what is likely petabytes of user data. More...
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    Seagate MACH 2

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    Free Windows PC Disk-Cloning Software

    Last week, I got a Samsung SSD, to replace a hard drive on a PC that had gotten flaky. I tried to use Samsung's own software to clone the old drive to the new one. About a dozen times - it never finished. (Confirming the PC's flaky-ness.) So I Googled for (free) disk-cloning software. My...
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    Coronavirus

    From Contractor that ruined 15M doses of J&J vaccine hiked price of another by 800%: FDA releases damning inspection report as lawmakers question ties to Trump admin. Things are not looking good for Emergent BioSolutions, the contract manufacturer that ruined 15 million doses of Johnson &...
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    Ryzen

    OK, I backed off the fans' max setting to normal, but set my case fan speeds to modulate off the CPU temp. And I bought a big fan for the front of the case. I'd been using the "psensor" app to monitor the temps, but it just shows the current, min and max values, with a little graph that shows...
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    Ryzen

    I tried to figure out how to use lm-sensors to detect the fan speeds, to no avail. (I admit that I'm just a ordinary Ubuntu user, not a Linux super-user.) I guess you get what you pay for; mobo manufacturers don't really support Linux, so it's up to the "community" to do so, and it's worth...
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    Ryzen

    My home thermostat is set to 71° F = 21⅔°C. The "composite" temp that I believe is reporting from my graphics card is 44°C. (This is as reported by the Linux "lm-sensors" package, FWIW.)
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    Ryzen

    Thanks, sedrosken. My temps are not that great, around 80°. OTOH, I'm running the World Community Grid, "all out", 24×7×16 threads×100%, helping research cancer and COVID. Despite not active overclocking, I think I'm getting a pretty good boost above the "base clock" of 3.6GHz, about 12-13%...
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    Ryzen

    What kind of cooling do you have for your 3700X?
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    Ryzen

    Congrats, sedrosken! I just got mine Thursday; I drove a couple of hours to the Micro Center store in Fairfax VA. Price was $279, "$50 off", with an additional $20 off for "bundling" it with a motherboard. (I'm wimping out, keeping it at default clocking for now, on the included cooler.)
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    Coronavirus

    Duke University says it has issued a quarantine order for all of its undergraduates. "Blue Devils" indeed. But they've got to fight for their right to partay!
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    Something Random

    Speaking of random, I hope any of y'all in Texas are surviving OK.
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    Empire in Decline

    Here are a couple of articles that actually gave me some hope that The Donald won't rise from the grave to terrorize us again: ‘A total failure’: The Proud Boys now mock Trump QAnon in crisis as day of reckoning fails to materialize I wasn't going to quote from those articles, but I...
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