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Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month’s big bugs — and no Previews

Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month’s big bugs — and no Previews

The third Tuesday of the month brought a handful of fixes, but nothing that addresses the Win10 1803 solid-state drive fiasco, or the network clobbering in Windows 7 — and there are no Monthly Rollup Previews.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

What’s new in Windows 10 security features: The privacy edition

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 1803 feature release.

By Susan Bradley
Contributing Writer, CSO | May 14, 2018 11:09 AM PT

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Contributors Of The Week 2018-05-07

This week we’re recognizing, BarneyBadass.

He’s been with POI Factory for over 7 years.

Many members have found his posts cross-linking to Tomshardware and Computerworld informative and helpful. His recent posts regarding the new Gmail in particular.

Thanks for your contribution to our POI Factory community!

~Angela

school bus reds not taken seriously?

Today I observed on City Line Ave. in Phila.

School bus stopped to pick up passengers, yellow lights, then red.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 cars simply went right by in the left lane.

The sixth car, stopped, with its front bumper lined up with the school bus.

I can't help but wonder if its ignorance, or totally wilful.

Because a red light bus conviction is a mandatory suspension in PA.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of May 14, 2018

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Happy Mother's Day!

May your day be filled with joy and happiness. Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

It’s easy and useful, but Google’s new ‘secure email’ is neither secure nor email.

Most email can either be secure or easy to use. You can have one but not both.

That’s why people are so excited about a new feature in Google’s Gmail. It’s called Confidential Mode, and it’s an easy way to make email more private.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Intel Postpones Patching 'Spectre NG' CPU Flaws

Last week, the German computer magazine Heise.de revealed that Intel’s chips are vulnerable to eight more Spectre flaws, which were called “Spectre Next-Generation” or Spectre NG. According to Heise, Intel had planned to release the patches yesterday, May 7, but Intel asked the researchers who uncovered the bugs for an extension.
Spectre NG Flaws

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Heasd UP - Windows 10's April Update Crashes Systems with Intel SSDs

Microsoft has announced that it's blocking some systems with Intel SSDs from receiving the Windows 10 April 2018 update. Microsoft's April 2018 update began rolling out to Windows 10 systems on April 30, but the update has caused some systems with Intel SSDs to enter a UEFI screen reboot or crash repeatedly.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Contributors Of The Week 2018-04-30

This week we’re recognizing, Johnnatash4!

Johnnatash4 has been with POI Factory for over 9 years! He’s a regular in the discussion forums and this week started a thread on Efiling which has been surprisingly popular. Who knew?!

Thanks for contribution, Johnnatash4!

~Angela

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of May 07, 2018

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Oh Happy Happy Joy Joy - Report Claims Eight New Spectre-Class Vulnerabilities Impact Intel And ARM Processors

The online German computer magazine Heise.de is reporting that eight new Spectre-class vulnerabilities have been discovered. The vulnerabilities purportedly affect Intel and ARM processors, but the impact on AMD processors remain unknown. We reached out to Intel for comment, and the company provided this statement, which neither confirms nor denies the vulnerabilities:

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – May 2018

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.).

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Factory Joke Thread – May 2018

This is the official POI Factory Joke thread.

It will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

Please read the forum rules before posting.

"POI Factory is not a forum for politically charged debate.
Let's avoid topics that already have a long list of Democrat or Republican talking points or that name specific politicians."

~Angela

The Best 5 Features From The New Gmail

by Leah Heilbrunn April 27, 2018 at 12:40 PM

After years of the same utilitarian, gray, and “meh” all around platform, the new Gmail update is giving the email service a new face. While functional, old Gmail lacks the efficiency and integration that's key to a good user experience. I went hands-on with the new features and discovered there was something worth pinging home about.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

2018-04-30 Uh Oh : Volkswagen Cars Vulnerable To Flaws The Company Won't Patch

by Lucian Armasu April 30, 2018 at 2:07 PM - Source: Computest

Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade, two researchers from a Dutch security firm Computest, discovered a flaw in Volkswagen and Audi cars that attackers could exploit remotely, over the internet. Volkswagen will not patch the flaw, as those car models lack the capability to be updated over-the-air.
Modern Cars, Modern Problems

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Contributors Of The Week 2018-04-23

This week we’re recognizing, Jim1348!

Jim1348 has been with POI Factory for over 11 years!

Last week he revived a discussion on Suction Cup Windshield Mounts

Thanks for the reminder of how our community continues to be a valuable resource for GPS related information to members and non-members alike!

~Angela

NY to Falls Church VA and I-95 speed cameras

We are driving from New York City to Falls Church, Virginia. The route looks simple: I-95 south from NY straight through Baltimore, then west on I-495 to Falls Church, 5 hours without traffic.

There is an alternate route to the northwest through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on I-78, I-76, US-15, and I-270 that would take about 6 hours.

PA Turnpike One Step Closer to Being Cash Free

Be advised that travelers using the Pennsylvania Turnpike have another "cashless" section to navigate.

https://www.paturnpike.com/press/2018/20180323144155.htm

More details are available here:

https://www.nocashzone.com/

License plates are photographed and toll bills mailed to registered vehicle owners. EZPass users get a slight discount.

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of April 30, 2018

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

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