I wonder if there are any more levers in these documents to crack open the Intel Management Engine even further!
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Practically, however, you are wrong. Repair by anybody else but the manufacturer or their designated service centre is prevented by the necessity to break other laws to do it. So, when components are cryptographically linked, the only way to replace a part (even when the part is genuine) is to crack the protection system, or use the manufacturers' service utilities. This falls foul of DMCA, patents/copyrights, or software piracy.
Tom-Tom, another evil company.
The older satnavs did indeed get a fix for the GPS week-rollover bug. However, that was delivered as part of the "sayonara, no more updates for you" message in the PC application.
If you have an old copy of TomTom Home, it forcibly updates itself to the latest version, that removes all of the features except the firmware updater.
No more map updates for your "lifetime" subscription.
All this, allegedly, is because the SD card the device comes with (2Gb) is not big enough for the latest maps. Bigger ones are, of course, cheap as chips nowadays, but no. They have used it as an excuse to dump their old products.
So, no more TomTom products for me!
Master In Slave Out / Master Out Slave In.
These exactly describe the functions of SPI bus pins on interface chips. Master interfaces drive the clock, Slave interfaces must use the clock from the connected Master.
I really think that this is just cosy people feeling offended on other people's behalf.
Well I get 63Mbps down/ 11Mbps up on that test.
Which means that my link is over-contended (down is full of content, for most people up is just the ACKs). It gets worse at peak Netflix times, of course.
The poor test results are reflected in real buffering and poor video call performance.
My complaint about the popular speed test sites and SamKnows, is that those results get used in league tables, get quoted in news articles and such. Fixing the results is cheaper than fixing the problems. Plus, if I try to navigate the maze of twisty passages that is the customer care system, they can say "no fault found".
And yes, It was only a few weeks after I got a SamKnows box that the performance (which had becore poor) suddenly stepped up to the advertised rate.
I have a VerminMedia link. It should be 100Mbit/s.
I also have a SamKnows box. When I first acquired it, my internet connection improved immensely.
Now however, the reports are showing virtually 100% 100Mbit/s all the time. At various points during the day, I run a speed test (using testmy.net, Speedtest.net is also gimped). And guess what? I get rates as little a 1-2MBit/s.
So, quite plainly, VM are prioritising the routes that SamKnows is using to fake the reports.
Who do I report this fraud to?
And the IBM/Hollerith punched card (expanded to 80 columns in the 1920's - go check Wakipedia) is 7 3/8" by 3 1/4". A size derived from the "Large Legal Tender Note" used in the USA in the 1850's.
80 columns is like 4 ft 8 /14 in standard rail gauge - that size is set by the width of 2 horses, side-by-side.
It's odd, in all the "China isn't all that bad, look at the USA!" shouting, that the information about this kind of blatantly one-sided trade arrangements in China isn't more widely known.
Whilst we happily buy stuff that arrives in vast container-loads straight from Shenzen, the fact that trade the other way is severely hampered and restricted seems not to be thought of.
If we bought from China with the same arrangements that we sold to China, things would be a lot fairer.
You always need to do some research. In this case, a 7mm Allen is often available as a "brake caliper wrench" (been there, done that, got one). Some cars require the caliper to be removed even if just changing the pads. It's also worth changing the disc if it's significantly scored, as otherwise the new pad will take some time to bed in.
Re: Via Eden EPIA boards. I only recently decommissioned one of these as my house server. I had to do ugly things with an IDE-CF card to make it boot from the drive connected to the plugged-in Sata card.
Only finally replaced as the only distro that will boot on it now is Slackware.
Absolutely. The new design really relies on bonkers materials and powerful electric pumps. It's a massive shame they didn't ho for thinner oil and a diddy pump to drive it, in honour of the original elegant design.
I kind of think it's spoilt now.
Most networks have grown from small beginnings, so each installation is a different mix of hacks, shortcuts, and cost savings. Many networks have ripped out multi-vendor infrastructure and gone single-source to cut interoperability problems. Huawei send a huge number of staff to make sure any integration issues are ironed out. This isn't cheap, and most other providers can't do it . How do Huawei afford it (and their labour-intensive development process)? They also apparently offer good credit deals for cash-strapped operators. Huawei have access to large amounts of soft finance, and a hugely low-cost labour force. Essentially this is unfair competition - no Western company can compete. Huawei should be excluded on trade grounds anyway, never mind security.
..what they are for. "picking the best tarriff" == SURGE PRICING!
The only way that renewables could possibly work is through "demand management". In other words, the poorest will have to eat cold food as they won't be able to ru the cooker at peak times due to the cost being too high.
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