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Quite the year... for silicon

22 Nov 2020opinion

We will remember 2020 for all the wrong reasons, but on a lighter note, 2020 has been quite the year… for silicon!

  • The incredible performance of Apple’s M1 and A14 (@ 5m).
  • AMD crushing Intel with its Ryzen 5000 series CPUs (@ 7nm).
  • The neck-and-neck race between the AMD Radeon (@ 7nm) and Nvidia RTX.
  • The launch of next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
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Fixing Windows 10 100% disk by stopping SysMain

21 Jan 2020opinionwin10

I just spent hours trying to figure out and fix a Windows 10 machine that was taking 100% disk, 100% RAM and about 50% CPU with abolutely nothing running. Of course, I initially blamed the user... then, a misbihaving (hidden, background) app... then, malware / virus... the, a runaway Windows Defender... then, a hard disk / hardware failure... but ultimately discovering the culprit is - drum roll - Microsoft Windows itself! As usual!

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iOS 11 "likes" and "not likes"

27 Sep 2017opinionios

I admit, my title is misleading. This is a list of mostly "not likes" with iOS 11. Why few "likes"? Because there is enough written elsewhere singing the praises of iOS 11 and detailing "what's new". Maybe my dislikes will help you decide if (when) you want to upgrade...

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macOS Sierra - a half-hearted update

21 Sep 2016macosopinion

I've updated my MacBook to macOS Sierra, and it's rather underwhelming and half-hearted IMHO. And yes, dear eagle-eyed reader, Apple capitalizes the Mac in MacBook but not the Mac in macOS - what a confusing naming (lack-of-)convention. Still, macOS is a better name than OS X (can you say OS 10 10.X instead?)

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