Merry Christmas, everybody! I don't know about you, but it would usually be time today for my traditional last-minute shopping to start. This year, however, I'm actually finished with shopping, and the holiday tech support ritual is about to begin. This Christmas, my subject is the in-laws' 1GHz Pentium III box that's getting another 256MB of RAM and a newer, faster hard drive. I've already removed one piece of malware, and an SP2 upgrade will be part of the package. Should be relatively painlessI hope. What's on your tech support agenda this Christmas?
By the way, I made a brief appearance in this article in the NY Times' Circuits section to talk about CPUs. The article is about specs versus reality, a subject near and dear to our hearts, and the reporter did a nice job of navigating some tricky waters.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
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|Seagate 5TB BarraCuda and 2TB FireCuda drives are big and speedy||18|
|Nvidia licenses Rambus' DPA tech for side-channel data leak prevention||17|
|iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus||6|
|Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad machines pack AMD PRO APUs||24|
|Biostar belatedly announces GTX 1060 graphics cards||15|
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|Signing your posts is daftly redundant. Meadows||+27|