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Don’t use USB 3.0 Disks With Windows unless you’re okay with total failure.

USB 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 r2 (and presumably many other flavors of windows) is utterly broken.  It has been broken since USB 3.0 came to market, and despite what the Microsoft Core USB engineering blog will tell you, it is still broken in the worst way possible.   If you haven’t read it, check out this very active blog post from the Microsoft core team, but ignore the part at the top where they claim that all the crap you have to go through to work around the problem “is no longer required“.  I assure you, they still have a long way to go before I’ll certify that USB 3.0 is stable on Windows. Continue reading Don’t use USB 3.0 Disks With Windows unless you’re okay with total failure.

Why is MNsure so broken? A Computer Programmer’s perspective

Lets face it, it is now 3 years into it, and the MNsure website is stilfatally broken, ill-designed, ill-conceived, ill-planned, and ill-operated.   This website alone is arguably the biggest stain on Mark Dayton’s governorship (aside from giving billions to the Wilf family, convicted of civil fraud in New Jersey… but that’s a whole other subject). Continue reading Why is MNsure so broken? A Computer Programmer’s perspective

Corrupt News Outlets trying to rewrite history, claiming Clinton as Winner of Democratic Debate

The corruption of power and money is evident when you look at shameful articles like this one from CNN.  It seems that there are a lot like them.

Despite the fact that the measurable data out there indicates that Bernie Sanders completely obliterated Hillary Clinton in the debate, you can find many establishment News articles out there trying to quietly sweep his victory under the rug and rewrite history. Continue reading Corrupt News Outlets trying to rewrite history, claiming Clinton as Winner of Democratic Debate

Examining the Finity of 64-bit Computing

I think I just totally made up this word, “finity”.  Google has never heard of it, at least.  But it is a word that I thought should be in the English language to describe the properties of a number that is NOT infinite.  I’m not so sure the word “affinity” appropriately describes what I’m talking about… regardless… lecture my on vocabulary later.  In this blog, I will attempt to put into perspective the extent to which 64-bit memory addressing in computers is NOT infinite, but finite.   Continue reading Examining the Finity of 64-bit Computing

Review: “America: Imagine the World Without Her”

I was flipping through Netflix, trying to find something interesting to put on the television while I toiled around the house this weekend and found a “documentary” that I thought had an interesting title. “America: Imagine the World Without Her”.

It is hard to describe this movie as a “documentary” without using quotation marks, because, what this movie actually contains is more akin to Goebbels-style, Nazi-era propaganda. Continue reading Review: “America: Imagine the World Without Her”