My Lenovo laptop doesn't seem to suffer from any of this, mind a HD reformat and Linux Mint backed by a PiHole does help.
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OVH founder says UPS fixed up day before blaze is early suspect as source of data centre destruction
Re: Who knew data centres were tinder boxes?
I would like to see the risk assessment of anywhere that allowed personnel to enter a confined space with an active fire suppression system. All HV switchrooms that I have entered, and there have been more than a few daily over many years, had an interlock system to ensure you could not enter unless the fire suppression was locked off. A bit of a pain but a lot better than trying to breath CO2.
This would explain why the system might have been switched off during maintenance.
Mobile World Congress to run this year's Barcelona event in June with 50,000 attendees. We're speechless
Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'? Newbie gripe sparks some soul-searching among Debian community
"Otherwise it's like the whiners who never stop whining that GIMP isn't Photoshop! Gee, who knew? That really is the point, isn't it: GIMP is NOT Photoshop. If you want P'shop use P'shop, don't fill up lines of message boards whining on and on about how GIMP isn't P'shop, ... ad nauseum"
And I thought Gimp was just a free version of Photoshop.
About $15m in advertising booked to appear on millions of smart TVs was never seen by anyone, says Oracle
Apple aptly calls its wireless over-the-ear headphones the AirPods Max – as in, maximum damage to your wallet
Super-antique-fragile-and-it's-XP-alidocious, even though the sight of it is something quite atrocious
Did I or did I not ask you to double-check that the socket was on? Now I've driven 15 miles, what have we found?
What a Hancock-up: Excel spreadsheet blunder blamed after England under-reports 16,000 COVID-19 cases
'Mindset reset' contributes to £1bn extra costs and another delay – 2 years this time – for Emergency Services Network
Take your pick: 'Hack-proof' blockchain-powered padlock defeated by Bluetooth replay attack or 1kg lump hammer
Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors
So the story seems to be that Twitter, a large web based company, who employ probably, hundreds of security staff and software engineers have been hacked by three or four teenagers, presumably with no formal education in computer security.
This company seems to make money by offering a service to allow some of it's users to annoy the rest of it's users, who must like being annoyed or otherwise they would not use the service.
The security services of the US and UK are now busy basking in the glory of managing to trace these kids.
Why haven't we offered these kids jobs in counter espionage?
Welcome to Cloud Cuckoo Land
All this talk about "free" broadband if fine but as we all know there is no such thing as a free lunch.
So who is going to pay for it since the only money a government has is what it steals off the people?
I'm afraid its going to be you me and all the other taxpayers, including those taxpayers that don't want or use broadband, either in direct taxes or in increased prices from the likes of Amazon who sure as hell are not going to absorb the extra tax.
Not just adhesive, but alcohol-resistant adhesive: Well done, Apple. Airpods Pro repairability is a zero
Look on the bright side.
If the ear thingies stop working the only person to know that will be the wearer.
Since most people wear them to impress others it does not matter whether they work or not.
When I was kid people put the dog end of their fag behind their ear, these things look just like dog ends hanging out of the ear.
Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app
"Compromised to what end? So TheBadGuys[tm] can taunt the occupant about their inefficient 1970s appliances. Does it really matter? ... and besides, why would TheBadGuys[tm] bother? There's no money in the taunting game. "
If you could switch consumers off and on in sufficiently large blocks you could very quickly trip out the whole grid, think black start on steroids. No electric, gas, water, sewage, internet, alarms, phones all without a single shot fired.
And even if it is all running correctly you still have to rely on French logic.