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Old Usenet posts on-line again

Decades before Twitter threads, Reddit forums, or Facebook groups, there was Usenet: an early-internet, pre-Web discussion system where one could start and join conversations much like today’s message boards. It was launched in 1980. On Usenet, people talked about everything. And there were many interesting discussions and technical details posted. Old 80s Usenet content published

Legacy systems issues

The IT systems that governments and businesses depend on are often decades old and prone to failure. Why do they cost trillions to maintain but are so hard to modernize? Water treatment plants, telephone exchanges, power grids, and air traffic control are just a few of the systems controlled by antiquated code. Does everybody agree

Windows 10 fixes for 100% disk usage

My computer feels slow even though I have enoug memory and powerful CPU. Got 100% disk usage in Windows 10? So your computer is hanging and freezing because of it. You want to fix this vexing Windows issue. The following article gives several potential fixes! It promises to solve the issue with 15 tricks list.

Windows source code leaked?

Those sources seem toi indicate that some older Microsoft Windows versions seem to have gone “open source” without proper license… Microsoft’s source code for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has reported to be leaked online. Torrent files for both operating systems’ source code have been published on various file sharing sites this week. 43GB

Deadly malware and other software

Ransomware has become deadly! It does not kill just company profits, it has started also to kill people. Ransomware attack at German hospital leads to death of patient https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-attack-at-german-hospital-leads-to-death-of-patient/ “A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack.” German Hospital Hacked,

Friday Fun: CPU thermal paste substitutes tips

Thermal paste has vital importance, even if many people do not realize how useful it is. On the web, you can find many alternatives to the thermal paste. This article has test comments on several alternatives, which many of are edible snacks. The article mentions: Cocoa and hazelnut spreads, butter, Ketchup, mustard, American cheese, Yellow

System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day July 31, 2020 – 21st Annual https://sysadminday.com/ Friday, July 31, 2020, is the 21st annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication. Let’s face it, System Administrators typically get no respect 364 days

Dirt cheap frame grabber

This is a story of a a video digitizing circuit I built early 1990′s. It kind of worked, but was not practical then and much less useful nowadays. It is an interesting how simple circuit could be used for converting analogue composite video signal to digital for computer processing. This is the story of Dirt

Change of computing terms?

ZDnet reports at https://www.zdnet.com/article/github-to-replace-master-with-alternative-term-to-avoid-slavery-references/ that a number of people and companies plan to drop terms like “master” and “slave” for alternatives like “main/default/primary” and “secondary;” but also terms like “blacklist” and “whitelist” for “allow list” and “deny/exclude list.” ZDNet found that projects like the OpenSSL encryption software library, automation software Ansible, Microsoft’s PowerShell scripting language,