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  1. Most IT admins don't use WSUS to deploy for a whole host of reasons. Nowadays, they perform patch management with an RMM service. Did you know that KB updates often go through multiple revisions themselves even though the number doesn't change? It's true. Which is why most patch deployment occurs several weeks after initial release from MS in the event it gets recalled and re-released from a serious bug. So, there is a conservative cool-down period to ensure your machines don't become...ahem.."beta tested". The only exception would be if it's known critical zero-day exploit where i
  2. There is some truth to this considering WDDM v2 supports Resizable BAR (article published April 2017). But, you also have to look at it from the standpoint of EOL (End of Life) support. And that I think is the real scandal in the industry; that MB vendors don't explicitly state lifecycle EOL dates, or they do so mid-way arbitrarily.
  3. Only if those tasks need access to main memory to the GPU via addressable space larger then 256MB chunks at a time. That's pretty much limited to texture mapping and scientific computing datasets. Maybe some form of crypto currencies too?
  4. Mumble mumble...EMP...mumble mumble, building new fabs to meet demand...mumble mumble...chip stock valuation. Rules of Acquisition #34: War is good for business #35: Peace is good for business
  5. **China eyeballing Taiwan** Well, that's one way for China to acquire chip fabrication.
  6. They will probably do that anyways. China could close itself off from the rest of the world and still thrive internally. China doesn't need the world, but the world needs China. This is cultural problem with the West, and no single US president can change that. It all starts with YOU, the consumer. Want cheap, then you empower nations like China. It's really fundamentally that simple.
  7. So basically as I understand it (this is all new to me as well), :$i30:$bitmap is always opened up behind the scenes when you browse the root directory structure via command prompt; because NTFS supports multiple alternate streams. So I'm not sure why running that command is even an issue. Just a hypothesis (and pure conjecture), but perhaps a user initiated op-lock (read/write mode?) is attempting to gain access to what the kernel already has? So, this might be stunning pending write-backs out of sync. I suppose if you ran that command, then proceeded to write a whole bunch of dat
  8. Per Microsoft on NTFS Streams "In the case of directories, there is no default data stream, but there is a default directory stream. Directories are the stream type $INDEX_ALLOCATION. The default stream name for the type $INDEX_ALLOCATION (a directory stream) is $I30. (This contrasts with the default stream name for a $DATA stream, which has an empty stream name.) The following are equivalent: Dir C:\Users Dir C:\Users:$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION Dir C:\Users::$INDEX_ALLOCATION Although directories do not have a default data stream, they can have named
  9. According to the comments within that link, others have not been able to replicate permanent corruption. Meaning, it's able to detect and correct the error from a chkdsk /f command. It's possible that due to a prior bug in Windows that would corrupt if you ran a chkdsk /f, this new bug may have a compounding result. Essentially, two separate Windows bugs working together to destroy the volume. I wouldn't take my chances though. Be sure to have a full back up of your computer. Hopefully a patch is issued ASAP!
  10. Step 1. Develop a good product Step 2. Sell to either Google, Apple, Amazon or FaceBook Step 3. ... Step 4. Profit!
  11. Sure, chiplets are a work-around to a yield problem. But that doesn't diminish the fact more transistors added than lithography can keep up with. As nears as I can tell, monolithic dies are physically getting larger, but the wafers aren't. I mean, I could be wrong about that last part, but I don't think so.
  12. Yeah, when AMD went the direction of chiplet that consumed more wafers to produce the chips.
  13. Sometimes, the Universe likes to taunt humanity with irony. The password is probably "password".