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The Geek9pm.com Domain is back

Now the domain belongs to me again.

Maybe nobody else wanted it? Hard to say.

Anyway, I have been under the weather for awhile. Maybe it was the in tense smoke that hung over this area for many days. But now the fire is over and the people of Paradise are talking about how and when they can re build the mountain city in the forest. I think I will make some comments about that prospect in my next post.

By the way, the ‘make a comment thing‘ does notwork right.  To say something to me directly, please use e-mail. Here it is:

geek9pm@live.com

I check it almost every day. Use plain text only. No links please.

If your e-mail looks like SPAM, it will not get to me!

 

 

Worst wildfires in California.

Huge areas both in the North and South are still burning.

The city of Paradise has had over 6700 buildings destroyed.

News coverage 24 hours a day is coming from Channel 12 in Chico.

Here is the website:
https://www.actionnewsnow.com/home/

The red flag alert is still in effect for the entire Sacramento Valley basin

For more information about fires in California, go to the government website:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps

 

People living In Oroville and vicinity can Liston KPAY FM on 102.4  MHz.

(I live in Oroville.)

Very odd WI-Fi problems found.

Any Wireless Device May Fail.

Dome of the reported failures are very strange.

Look at this:

Report of Doorbell Breaking Wireless.
Jun 25, 2004, 2:11 PM
Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless.

My wi-fi connection intermittently dropped to almost nothing. This
annoyance occurred seemingly randomly and infrequently. It did occur
enough to be irritating, so I checked around the house for things that
could cause this behavour. I dont have a microwave or a cordless phone
so I was stumped.

In the above, he found it was the wireless doorbell. How is that possible? Because the spectrum used by unlicensed devices is shared and not managed.  There is no enforceable law that says devices must not interfere with each other.

Almost anything that uses electricity might interfere with Wireless.

Worst Ever CPU Design Flaws.

Meltdown and Spectre: are  CPU bugs.

The report linked below says it does not matter what brand of computer you have.

Meltdown and Spectre.
The flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered by security researchers at Google’s Project Zero in conjunction with academic and industry researchers from several countries. Combined they affect virtually every modern computer, including smartphones, tablets and PCs from all vendors and running almost any operating system.

Don’t worry. There is nothing your can do. So don‘t worry.

How to contact me.

Please read this first.

Contact info
Here is how to contact me.
Send an e-mail to this address:

kohn@geek9pm.net

Normally I check my mail every day.
This message is also sent as an auto-response.
You will note  this domain is registered to
John Palmer
Oroville, CA

Three billion computer chips are vulnerable to a security flaw .

Most likely your Apple, Winmdows or Smartphone has a chip flaw.

Just now, this week, chip maker Intel released inmformation about major flws in the hardware itself. It is not a software issue.

This means that even if you use a new operationg system or even do a complete imnstall of your computer, tablet or smartphone, the flaws are still there. The flaws are in the chips inmside.

Here is one link:

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609891/at-least-3-billion-computer-chips-have-the-spectre-security-hole/

Here is another:

https://www.pcmag.com/news/358249/intel-chips-have-a-major-design-flaw-and-the-fix-means-slowe

 

Clicks on the limnks above for more details.

Microsoft is going to kill Windows 7 soon.

The Big Software Giant wants you to switch.

Windows 7 will soon drop out of normal support .

No more  bug  fixing. And in 2020 no security support. But Microsoft wants you  to quit before that. Right now, it is hard to get a legal copy of Windows 7. Major retail stores can not get any new copies.

On eBay, and some other places  you buy ‘leftover’ versions of Windows 7 product keys that might work. It seems that Microsoft does not stop such selling, but does not let the big stores do it. Well, that is what it looks like.

So how does that prevent people for confining to use Windows 7? Well,  many companies want to expand  a  successful business by getting new computers that will work like the old ones. But Windows 7 is not available. So they have to make use of a provision of Windows 10 that lets you  ‘roll back’ to Windows 7. Fine, but where do you get the Windows 7 to roil back?

Windows 7 download is available over the Internet. That is good. But each version of Windows 7 requires a certificate that proves it is authentic and bust have a product key.

Some users, maybe just a few, report they have trouble using a legal product key. Microsoft support gives very limited help.  Reportedly it is near impossible to talk to a real person and get everything right.

Here is a quote:

The general term is its “Lifecycle” and the details for Windows 7 can be found here. They could of course withdraw a particular version from sale at any time as it is currently “To be determined”.

In other words they can break any promises to continue helping people out with defects that are found in the software. If that happens, it might bring an early end to the widespread use of Windows 7 on home and office computers.

Really, you still can get Windoss7 on a new computer. Nut it is not always easy. There are some who claim they represent Microsoft and will tell  yum that you can not get Windows 7 unless you violate  the law. That is not the truth.   And those people do not officially represent Microsoft, but hey otherwise work for the company.


What do you think? I think the company wants employees to say that and them deny it has such a policy that would mike old copies of  W windows 7 unlawful.

Get Windows 7 at a very low price.

Is  Microsoft now letting some vendors  sell Windows 7 for a very low price?

We found this ad on Bing.com, which is a search tool owned by Microsdft.

You can make the image larger and see the prices go way down for just the product key itself.

You can downloasd the ISO files of Windows  7 yourself in about an hour or two. If you don’t pay yourself a salary, it is free. The product key is needed to properly activet Widdows 7.

Heer is a link to the site taht offers the bargain product key.

I have not tried this, but the fact taht it is advertised on a search tool under Microsft control would suggest that Microsft aloows thisto happen.
But the Winjdows 7 doe NOT let you have a free Windows 10. That train has left the station long ago.