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  1. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    We can only hope and pray that this (or any other) medication can be effective against COVID-19. IIRC, production seems to be ramping up, and some pharma companies are donating large quantifies. From Time's postings, IMHO, enhanced ventilator production seems of somewhat limited value and...
  2. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    This had blindsided the Chinese, since it supposedly started in the Wuhan area only about 4 months ago. And we know that a fair percentage of people with the virus show no or fairly mild symptoms. It was only when the alarming number of deaths were noticed that serious research, and government...
  3. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    I just guessed you'd reversed three letters at a time, and your real name was Ken Rossed. 🤷‍♂️
  4. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    That's great to hear, Ken! And I also would like to see a reduction in the political rhetoric in this thread. After all, who is to say who's right and who's wrong? Oh, I am, I am, and you are. ;)
  5. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Yeah, very vexing to have such a fundamental program, seemingly not requiring much processing power, flake out.
  6. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Yeah, that's what I meant. I usually start it only when I want to do some "spot-checking" (with <Ctrl><Shift><Esc>), then exit it again (<Esc>).
  7. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Aw, κραπ, first the hardware problems, and now Windows OS problems. Did you have task manager running "full-time"?
  8. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    I've seen some reports that Germany is much better off regarding COVID-19 than other European countries, such as this one. From that: Germany, like South Korea, has been aggressively testing its population from the outset. Aggressive testing likely will identify persons otherwise too well to...
  9. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    There are similar overloads of unemployment-benefit websites in the U. S. And probably in other nations.
  10. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    So the good news is that the U.S. death rate from COVID-19 infections will presumably go down, since we will have a more accurate count of those infected, as the "denominator" of that rate. Unfortunately, from family-ar experience, just having the tests available is only the first step; being...
  11. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus comes for spring break: Don't those kids watch/read the news, or are they all just stupid? Colleges are closed; don't they consider what "souvenirs" they might be bringing home to their families (older parents, or grandparents), or the reason colleges (and so much else) are closed?
  12. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Wouldn't it be great if the major Cloud Computing providers (Like AIM: Amazon/AWS, IBM, Microsoft) would donate a tiny fraction of their massive cloudy data-processing power to COVID-19 research projects?
  13. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From https://www.anandtech.com/show/15633/covid-19-toms-hardware-2020-folding-at-home-race: Folding@Home, a long-standing distributed computing project, recent added COVID-19-related research tasks to its list of projects.
  14. Newtun

    Ryzen

    In the words of an ex-president, "I feel your pain." How distressing to have it run OK for many hours before flaking out. I assume that you (and snow and handy) are using quality components, and you already checked the RAM "with a variety of memory tests", and presumably "reseated"...
  15. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From Ars T.: Firm wielding Theranos patents asks judge to block coronavirus test [Updated] Legal expert calls it "the most tone-deaf IP suit in history."
  16. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says he will donate one million face masks and 500,000 coronavirus testing kits to the US
  17. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Ah, I wondered how long it would take to blame the COVID-19 problem on that non-citizen/commie/nigger Obama.
  18. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Let's see, who's in charge of the "FDA regulations" and the CDC? And who's been busy twittering shots at all of the candidates in the democratic-party presidential campaign?
  19. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From Ars Technica: Singapore was ready for COVID-19—other countries, take note To me, a key factor in the Singapore vs U. S. response is summarized in their statement "These countries all have social structures and traditions that might make this kind of surveillance and control a little...
  20. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    That Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson issue may be among the best recent news about COVID-19. If they recover completely, people will realize that it's not an "always-deadly plague", a belief which has caused world-wide panic.
  21. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    March madness indeed: 2020 NCAA Tournament (basketball) games to be played without fans in attendance
  22. Newtun

    Something Random

    Fake News: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-trump-dowjones-tweet/false-claim-in-2015-trump-tweeted-that-if-dow-joans-plunges-us-president-should-be-shot-out-of-a-cannon-idUSKBN20P340
  23. Newtun

    Something Random

    We're all very happy that you were able to satisfy your TP/PT sanitation requisites! :) Are you thinking the "panic" is due to COVID-19?
  24. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/who-data-shows-coronavirus-is-containable-us-fails-to-contain
  25. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From Ars Technica: Facebook is canceling its massive F8 developers' conference over fears of COVID-19. The conference had been scheduled to begin on May 5 in San Jose, California.
  26. Newtun

    Something Random

    9⁴ or 8⁴?
  27. Newtun

    Ryzen

    So according to the manual Yes, that's the complete list. Wonder if it would work under Wine, for *X enthusiasts?
  28. Newtun

    Something Random

    Seconded!
  29. Newtun

    Something Random

    Aw, jeez. About how old is the unit? Can you at least set up a fan to get warm air from downstairs?
  30. Newtun

    Windows 10

    Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github Attack demoed less than 24 hours after disclosure of bug-breaking certificate validation.
  31. Newtun

    Something Random

    Then I hope you were able to shut off the water at the main valve in time to minimize the damage. A few years ago, we got to have a kitchen remodeling because a pipe froze. (The builder forgot to insulate one little corner of the house. :mad:)
  32. Newtun

    Something Random

    I hope there wasn't a leak. ☔ 🌊
  33. Newtun

    Merry Christmas 2019 and Happy New Year 2020

    At least you got the good news that your mother's surgery went well, and I'm sure the whole forum joins me in wishing her and your family the best.
  34. Newtun

    Something Random

    From https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/8/21056198/sonos-google-statement-lawsuit-ces-reaction-big-tech: Sonos said what every smaller tech company was thinking: working with big tech sucks Also covered in...
  35. Newtun

    Yubico Yubikey - increasing your authentication for services

    At my old job, we got YubiKeys, but they set it up so we could alternatively use the PingID app on our phone, which was more convenient to me.
  36. Newtun

    Ryzen

    I wonder whether some of these issues relate to "binning". I remember reading about the old "pencil trick" for AMD CPUs.
  37. Newtun

    Forum moved and upgraded

    I'm hereby Giving Thanks for your "behind the scenes" work, Handy! ❤
  38. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Some motherboards can flash their BIOS without an installed CPU.
  39. Newtun

    Something Random

    TMI :poop:
  40. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Well, that would increase the pressure on AMD to correct the problem. Apparently, AMD has provided a fix to motherboard manufacturers, for them to include in their BIOS updates. IIRC, this would correct the microcode on the Ryzen CPU itself, to make RDRAND produce varying "random" numbers...
  41. Newtun

    Ryzen

    I'm not sure what you mean, but there can't be too much of a risk if you can't boot your Ryzen 3000 PC :). (Apparently, this bug has been around for months [and somewhere I read that it's been years, but I'm not sure of that].) Aside from that issue with Destiny, it seems that Linux uses RDRAND...
  42. Newtun

    Ryzen

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/how-a-months-old-amd-microcode-bug-destroyed-my-weekend I'd been "window shopping" for x570 mobos, and maybe that article explains why I saw a significant number of x570 purchasers that had problems getting their builds to boot, or had other inexplicable...
  43. Newtun

    How to Fight against the misuse of the Computers/News Forum in storageforum.net

    The spam regarding 498A was removed.
  44. Newtun

    How to Fight against the misuse of the Computers/News Forum in storageforum.net

    Don't even view the 498A thread
  45. Newtun

    Non-subscription MS Office blocks all legacy Windows

    Thanks, Chewy, maybe I'll take another look at T-bird. At work, we were "upgraded" from Office/Outlook to Gsuite/Gmail. (G-not-so-Suite ;)) It has pop-up reminders, but they only show in the lower right corner of a Gmail web session. It's sooo nice to have reminders pop up in a new window...
  46. Newtun

    Non-subscription MS Office blocks all legacy Windows

    I use Evolution in Ubuntu, because I had read that Thunderbird does not have a well-integrated calendar function (Emailed invites that are accepted are added to the calendar, and calendar appointments can have pop-up alerts before the appointed date/time, which can be delayed to repeat at a...
  47. Newtun

    Non-subscription MS Office blocks all legacy Windows

    As Will mentioned, LibreOffice.
  48. Newtun

    Backing up memory cards on the go without a laptop

    I'm not sure I understand this comment.
  49. Newtun

    Something Random

    Happy Labor Day (in the USA)! Raise a glass (or two) for all the laborers.
  50. Newtun

    Audio from Display

    As it happens, my Dell s2415H has speakers, and when I checked, it also has an output jack that works with my JVC Gumy. I believe plugging in those earbuds cuts off the monitor's speakers, but I can't be positive because the audio output from this PC goes through a subwoofer that was still...
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