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 Tuesday, 17-October-2023  17:54:10 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Patch Tuesday, you've heard this term before, but did you know it started 20 years ago? Happy birthday you massive restart in the rear. Twenty years ago this month, Microsoft did something pretty revolutionary at the time when it formalized the Windows software release schedule. So instead of shipping updates whenever they were ready – Redmond says this typically happened on Wednesdays, while most customers recall it being late Friday afternoons – Microsoft began pushing software fixes on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning in October 2003.

Silicon chips are tiny, tiny little things made on a 300mm wafer, but the machine that makes them is 180 ton and is massive. Why? The current generation is like trailer size. I saw one of them being put together at a fab in upstate New York about five years ago. And it’s so big everybody looks like an Oompa Loompa. I mean, very. If the Oompa Loompa’s were the best in the world at what they did and the chocolate factory cost a billion dollars. It’s just an amazing machine. And the next version of this machine, which is sort of what we’re going to talk about today, is more than a third larger than today’s.

Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. It's also what I'd like my internet served on, but for the lucky few tens of millions of homes served by Comcast,HFC isn't dead yet. Comcast cable internet with 2-gigabit uploads is rolling out soon. “tens of millions” of homes already have the connections needed to support service with the technology with 300 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 2 Gbps tiers. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the 300Mbps tier will cost $55 per month, including equipment rentals, and up to $115 per month on the 2 Gbps option.

Holography and ciphers, nothing to be confused about, really. It’s based in part on what’s known as incoherent holography. Standard holography generates holograms by illuminating objects with lasers, whose light is coherent, meaning all the light waves overlap essentially perfectly. When laser beams are made to interfere with one another in precise ways, the interference pattern encodes a three-dimensional representation of an object—a hologram.

Cars mix fashion and technology like few others do, and in the early 1960's Goodyear thought they had cracked the big one. Goodyear took advantage of this feature by adding dye to the rubber, resulting in a range of bright hues, including green, yellow, red, orange, and blue. When the tires were mounted on rims that had 18 tiny lightbulbs inside, they produced a vivid glow at night. Initial testing showed that the Neothane tires rode smoothly and quietly. But they didn’t perform well in wet weather and melted under heavy braking.



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