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    NVME 2.0

    For all I know they did discover most of the the most impactful issues? I have heard that some of the test base just wasn't "listened to" but this isn't exactly unusual with amateur testers, as opposed to professional. Amateur testers produce a lot of "noise" with low quality communications...
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    NVME 2.0

    One wasn't exclusive of the other. They overlapped and still had the same issues. It's simply the nature of having such a complex product with decades worth of backward compatibility. ALL companies face these same issues to one varying degree or another, depending on their user base and...
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    NVME 2.0

    That's not just a Microsoft thing. But they have the largest and most varied user base so naturally it evokes the most *itching. The wider your user base, the more difficult it is to keep anything simple.
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    Pending NVMe drive support?

    Seems like more and more, SSDs are becoming like Toshiba 2.5" HDDs... which is a crapshoot. You look at the SMART stats and they don't reveal any equivalent of a pending or uncorrectable sector count. Only a reallocated or an equivalent. In other words, they pretend everything is hunky-dory...
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    Alternative Android OS ?

    Thanks for the article @fcgreg; will check it out. This could be an alternative for the hoards of phones that are stuck on ancient software; either due to modifications from the vendor (such as an AT&T) or drop of support from the OEM (such as an LG).
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    Spinrite 6.0 + IBM ThinkPad 600E - Freeze/Crash - Despair

    Was also wondering whether it was USB connected, drive bay connected or built into into the laptop. Never mind about the BIOS settings.
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    Spinrite 6.0 + IBM ThinkPad 600E - Freeze/Crash - Despair

    Are there BIOS options for APIC interrupt handling? May try playing with them.
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    Alternative Android OS ?

    If you really have control, you should be able to add what you want and not be limited. So if you want to add something from Google back, should be free to do so. Personally, the main one I'd loose is the Map app; presuming it's going to relay my path to work to others. 😋 Not morbidly...
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    Alternative Android OS ?

    I think Google keeps their app code proprietary?
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    Alternative Android OS ?

    https://e.foundation/e-os/ I don't really know anything about this and ran across it in an unrelated search. Instead of forking all your data to Google, it seems like you're instead forking all your data to E.OS; maybe optionally in some aspects. Google of course monitizes this; not sure how...
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    Website To Test Internal Network Security?

    Thanks; sorry about that. Think, "ShieldsUP!" but LAN instead of WAN. Is there an equivalent? https://www.routersecurity.org/testrouter.php#LANsideTesting Everyone focuses on WAN without thinking about LAN. The nMap scans I did *years* back were on both sides of the gateway. WAN was...
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    How do I test RFID blocking devices?

    IIRC my payment card is a couple of years old and doesn't have RFID. It does have a chip along with the strip. Many payment machines try to force the use of the chip and require two or three failures before reverting back to swipe. After my wallet got damp riding the motorcycle, I spent the...
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    How do I test RFID blocking devices?

    @danlock - hehe, I did forget to put "aluminum" in front of foil... and capitalize the first letter of the "Faraday" proper noun. Yes the pouch works quite well with the car remote. A really fun site for comparing elements BTW...
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    Ransomware Protection in Windows 10

    Automated white listing by Signed Publisher and/or certificate authority would help immensely. Host processes and command interpreters may be an issue however.
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    Ransomware Protection in Windows 10

    Both controlled folder access and exe white-listing are ultra high maintenance. Without at least a year of intensive observation, logging and planning, the disruption to operations in our enterprise environment would be untenable. White-listing on servers would be much more manageable and...