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  1. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    He claimed he was going to "drain the swamp"; instead, he's filled it with vicious alligators.
  2. Newtun

    Ryzen

    They do have the PCIE 4.0 m.2 slots, for maximum SSD performance, FWIW.
  3. Newtun

    HOT

    That party was in San Bernardino in SoCal. But there are a number of different fires in the SF Bay area that are contributing to the orange-sky effect.
  4. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    And what if he had even taken a leadership role to try to set up national policies and procedures to deal with this grave crisis, instead of passing the buck with a comment like "it's not my problem"?
  5. Newtun

    HOT

    Lots of fires in Western U.S.: https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire From family in the San Francisco Bay area, the daytime skies are colored orange. E.g., on the University of California (Berkeley) campus: Since POTUS' main duty is to try to ensure his own re-election, and the...
  6. Newtun

    Strange Internet Problem

    Good curl-y point, Handruin. (I had tried using the Ubuntu "native" browser, but that app failed to load.) And I don't want to install the Chrome browser (FireFox is my preference), but I may do so if these issues keep popping up intermittently. BTW, I did check on the "DNS over HTTPS"...
  7. Newtun

    Strange Internet Problem

    Thanks for the response! Last night, my other Ubuntu PC started doing the same thing. But today, both web sites load fine on both PCs. Gotta love those intermittent problems. 🤪
  8. Newtun

    Strange Internet Problem

    I'm having a perplexing issue on my main Ubuntu PC, in FireFox. For just a couple of web sites (that I know of), mlb.com and nba.com, they take a while, then time out with various error messages. Just now, for NBA.com, "Request Timeout The server timed out while waiting for the browser's...
  9. Newtun

    Small Case Build (2020)

    I was going to ask if an external optical drive would work, if no one else "chimed in".
  10. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

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    Empire in Decline

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  12. Newtun

    Microsoft Edge Update

    I don't like those reviews that essentially say "I don't know, I didn't try it". But since you haven't gotten any other response, I looked up an Email I sent to my bro-in-law, on July 10: That was on my seldom-used Win10 box, on which I do keep MS security up-to-date, paranoically.
  13. Newtun

    Something Random

    You know times are hard here on SF, when I have 2-3 of the 5 latest posts . . . ;) 🤪 ❤
  14. Newtun

    Something Random

    I saw online this morning that > 300,000 people lost their homes. (confirmation from https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/beirut-lebanon-explosion-08-06-2020/index.html.)
  15. Newtun

    New strain of coronavirus

    Nice reflection!
  16. Newtun

    New strain of coronavirus

    So it really is the Chinese Disease. ;=)
  17. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    International reflections, from the German magazine Der Spiegel (the mirror): (The caption translates to "the Fire Devil".)
  18. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From my daily NY Times Email (sorry for formatting issues from this cut-and-paste): There is now only one high-income country in the world in which the virus is spreading rapidly: the United States. Even in Sweden — which has had one of the least successful responses to the virus — the number...
  19. Newtun

    SSDs - State of the Product?

    TweakTown liked the 1 TB version, too.
  20. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    I've even heard rumors of young "adults" holding "COVID parties", with at least one partycipant having tested positive, and a cash prize for the next guest to get it. And in a similar vein, NY partygoers get subpoenas after stonewalling COVID-19 contact tracers.
  21. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/just-10-20-of-covid-19-cases-behind-80-of-transmission-studies-suggest/
  22. Newtun

    I want to buy a new car

    Speaking of which, this Tesla feature is a gas!
  23. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

  24. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    The Trump Regime: Revenge Against the Nerds ;) 🤪
  25. Newtun

    Ryzen

    In reviewing my above post from a couple of days ago, I see that I neglected to mention that I intend to run Ubuntu Linux on my prospective "minor league" build. So that could be a countervailing factor to my 2nd-to last ¶, in that I might have to wait for Ubuntu to get the necessary "drivers"...
  26. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Or is Trump lying about that, too?
  27. Newtun

    Ryzen

    This thread seems to have gone dormant for some reason. ;) I did follow The Dude's HW issues with some interest, from here in the "bleacher seats". I'm still "window shopping" . . . In the mean time, comsumer MB supplies seemed to have "dried up" a bit for some reason. 🤪 I was looking into a...
  28. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From: Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 despite FDA warnings: Trump said he was taking hydroxychloroquine – a drug approved to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis – in response to the coronavirus threat. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been...
  29. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    2020 U.S. Quarters Have Bats on Them, Worst Timing Ever (Mmm, nice juicy bats - delish! - Bat cacciatore, bat parmesan, and of course those old favorites, kung pao bat and General Tso's bat.)
  30. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    "Cause of Death" is open to interpretation. Suppose a patient had a cold, which left them more vulnerable to the COVID-19 that they got, but that infection caused congestive heart failure. So is heart failure the cause of death, or is it COVID-19, or is it a cold? For political/propaganda-l...
  31. Newtun

    Routing Between Subnets

    When you say you "don't have management access to the modem", do you mean you can't connect to the web interface at all, or that there's a login screen but you don't have the ID and password? Maybe it's something simple like "admin"/"admin", or you can Google and find the default ID/pwd.
  32. Newtun

    Lots of Snow

    My sister is getting some snow ❄ now in the Akron, Ohio area; it may not "stick", but it's going down below freezing overnight. Parts of New England may get 6" of snow for Mothers' Day. ☃⛷
  33. Newtun

    Happy Cinco de Mayo 2020!

    The takeout was very good; there was a fair wait, but they were processing the orders pretty efficiently. It probably helped that, for some reason, there are a pretty large number of Mexican restaurants in our area, which "spreads the load".
  34. Newtun

    Routing Between Subnets

    In Linux, you might have to install traceroute; from my "vanilla" 16.04 Ubuntu install, that looks pretty easy: ubuPower:~$ traceroute storageforum.net The program 'traceroute' can be found in the following packages: * inetutils-traceroute * traceroute Try: sudo apt install <selected package>
  35. Newtun

    Happy Cinco de Mayo 2020!

    We're getting takeout guacamole and carnitas to support our local Mexican restaurant. And mixing our own margaritas. I sure do miss their 1$ taco and 1$ margarita nights!
  36. Newtun

    Guess WHAT this is, and WHERE it is.

    Ah, good old percussive maintenance! ;) Congratulations!
  37. Newtun

    Guess WHAT this is, and WHERE it is.

    Out of curiosity, what's the status of your bug excavation? Do you think you might have the gumption to DIY repair? I'm guessing that, when you look at that monitor, that insect carcass takes on the proportions of a T-Rex.
  38. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/head-of-us-pandemic-vaccine-group-says-he-was-demoted-in-retaliation/ "I believe this transfer was in response to my insistence that the government invest the billions of dollars allocated by Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic into safe and...
  39. Newtun

    Buyer Beware - WD 2TB-6TB...

    From Ars Technica yesterday: Seagate says Network Attached Storage and SMR don’t mix (Seagate's IronWolf and IronWolf Pro NAS drives are all certified SMR-free.)
  40. Newtun

    Guess WHAT this is, and WHERE it is.

    Wow, that is nasty. I hope you can get it fixed, though it may take a fair amount of effort. I, and I'm sure many of us, have seen a bug on the screen and tried to squish it. So we can take a lesson from your unfortunate experience and make sure the bug is on the exterior of the monitor first.
  41. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/trump-halts-us-funding-to-WHO-says-none-of-this-is-his-fault President Harry Truman: As opposed to the current sign in the Oval Office, The Buck PASSES Here.
  42. Newtun

    Happy Easter and Passover 2020

    Wishing all our members, past and present, all the best on this Sunday. Though we are currently in difficult times, we are blessed in our modern era with the technology to be able to be in contact electronically with our family and friends. And not just in a "phone call" or in Emails, but to...
  43. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    All the below from https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/politics/wall-street-journal-trump-coronavirus-task-force/index.html: The Wall Street editorial board is a notoriously conservative group, usually supporting conservative policies and Republican presidents. So, when the WSJ writes an op-ed...
  44. Newtun

    Something Random

    Feds: filed and accepted 2/25 with TaxAct online, refund direct bank deposit received and processed 3/4, so 8 days Δ. That was then; though the filing deadline was extended due to COVID-19, now the IRS may be dealing with the economic-relief aspects of COVID-19. I haven't filed State yet. I...
  45. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    That facility made the NBC Nightly News national broadcast this evening.
  46. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    I should have added context to my posting just above; that local rehab/healthcare facility has now had 39 deaths, out of 190 beds. Also, I went for a walk of around a couple of miles this morning, and only about 10% of the people I saw were wearing masks.
  47. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Personally, we're doing OK, thanks. I wish the same for you and all of our members (current and former). In our area, we have had some "hot spots". One rehab/healthcare facility has had 35 deaths so far. I picked the wrong time to retire, October of last year. So we won't be getting any...
  48. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Ironic, considering the "traditional Chinese curse", "May you live in interesting times." Our president inaction.
  49. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Thanks for the updates, Time. Regarding your earlier comment on ECMO, perhaps Boris could benefit from that, if it is even an option. It seems like another drastic last resort. I don't know which St Thomas' Hospital your report was referring to; I was born there (the one in Akron, Ohio :))...
  50. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Sorry, but as an Ugly American, (and as a true American, I mean a citizen of the United States of America, not those un-American Mexicans and Canadians, nor, of course, Central or South Americans :)), the only NBC I'm familiar with is one of our major TV networks.
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