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Remember the millennium bug? Microsoft had a Y2K disaster plan - Digital Trends

Wed, 2016-12-21 16:44

Digital Trends

Remember the millennium bug? Microsoft had a Y2K disaster plan
Digital Trends
For the uninitiated, the “year 2000 problem” refers to the way that 20th century computers handled dates. Some early programmers had ... Throughout the 1990s, pockets of the programming community wrestled with the problem and attempted to find a ...

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How to fix cosmetic cracks in your home's mortar joints - Washington Post

Tue, 2016-12-20 12:38

Washington Post

How to fix cosmetic cracks in your home's mortar joints
Washington Post
It's an older building, probably close to 70 or more years old. After placing the offer, I then took a closer look around the exterior and noticed some cracks in the brick under the bay window. Is this a serious problem? Money is a little tight, and I ...

Latest Windows Insider Update comes with more issues than fixes - Windows Report

Tue, 2016-12-20 08:55

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Latest Windows Insider Update comes with more issues than fixes
Windows Report
As we've told you a few days ago, Microsoft released a new update for Windows Insiders. Now, though, it's obvious this new update brought more problems than new features or fixes. The first issue that Insiders reported was related to the Skype Preview ...
Simpler web payments: Introducing the Payment Request API - Microsoft Edge Dev BlogMicrosoft Edge Dev BlogWindows Blog
Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: December 20, 2016 - Microsoft SupportMicrosoft Support
no KB page explaining the update - Microsoft SupportMicrosoft Support
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Thurrott Daily: December 19 - Thurrott.com (blog)

Tue, 2016-12-20 01:29

Thurrott.com (blog)

Thurrott Daily: December 19
Thurrott.com (blog)
This probably warrants a full article, I know, but I am so over Windows 7 and its inability to find and download Windows Updates. That said, if you're having this problem, I think I have the solution (and no, it's not “just upgrade to Windows 10 ...

MyDigitalSSD's 512GB: your Xbox One, but faster - Windows Central

Mon, 2016-12-19 15:42

Windows Central

MyDigitalSSD's 512GB: your Xbox One, but faster
Windows Central
That's not normally a big deal, but it's such a short wire that the drive will likely dangle off the back of the Xbox One as opposed to being able to lay flat. This problem can, of course, be solved by grabbing a longer Micro USB 3.0 (a 3-foot cable is ...

Missing desktop icons after Windows 10 upgrade?… - The Denver Post

Mon, 2016-12-19 11:44

The Denver Post

Missing desktop icons after Windows 10 upgrade?…
The Denver Post
Other Windows 10 users had the same problem but neither solution worked for them. They ended up reinstalling Windows. Some who were using two screens unplugged one and the icons showed up. But that's a bit drastic, especially if you only need to ...