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Printer issue - WSD port

At some point in life in the past several weeks something happened to my printer and it started having issues printing. The printer is an HP Deskjet 2600 series. The issue was print jobs would get jammed in the queue and I was unable to delete them. The process was:

wsd printer port I would print something

Conveyed Concept

Conveyed concept

concept12 years ago (2007) I wrote this article and placed it on Wikipedia. 10 years later they decide they don't like it and deleted it. 10 years! It went through a peer review and countless other revisions and checks. So, I'm cleaning it up and publishing on my site 2 years after they deleted.

 

ZombieLoad - A new but not so new threat

The latest threat to computers is the Zombieload vulnerability.

So many of the known threats to computer devices are because of how the software or hardware was created. The exploits and vulnerabilities we discover are flaws in how the system or code was constructed. Is it possible that we just didn’t have the tools we needed to test for security flaws?

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What is Server-less

Cloud = server on the Web

I recently completed a project where I successfully moved a company from a server environment to one that is "serverless".

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Memphis Business Journal

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 14:44
Corey Davis
Admission will be free at the National Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. The entry fee is being covered by Memphis-based FedEx Corp. in remembrance of the civil rights leader who was killed in Memphis in 1968. The museum will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20. FedEx is also providing free admission Jan. 20 to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery; and free admission…

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 13:27
Jacob Steimer
"This was all a show … to mislead the public that they really want to stay Downtown and it's only the bad guy landlord that didn’t want to give them the elevators," the building's owner said.

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:53
Joel Stinnett
TennCare’s top official is leaving his post to return to the private sector. Gabe Roberts will step down as director of Tennessee’s Division of TennCare effective March 2, according to a news release. Gov. Bill Lee has yet to name a successor.  TennCare is Tennessee’s Medicaid program covering primarily low-income pregnant women, children, and the elderly or disabled, according to the state’s website, representing 1.4 million people, or approximately 20% of Tennessee’s population. Roberts…

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:45
Jason Bolton
One of Memphis’ largest private firms has added a Chattanooga-based company’s technology to its stable of offerings. Sedgwick announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, that it had acquired G&E Enterprises, which was among the first companies to develop time and material billing software. Greg Dillon, G&E’s founder, developed the beginnings of a construction and property loss software in the wake of Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Now, G&E offers T&M Pro, a billing and data management software-as-a-service…

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:28
John Klyce
Coming off a strong quarter and year, First Horizon National Corp. is looking back — and planning ahead.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 16:36
Anthony Spadafora

Green Bay or San Francisco - two of the biggest names in the NFL, but only one can head to the Super Bowl.The NFC Conference Championship is on the line today at Levi’s Stadium and we’re here to make sure you catch every play and touchdown with a Packers vs 49ers live stream from pretty much anywhere on Earth.

Green Bay ended the regular season at the top of the NFC North with a record of 13-3 and last weekend the Packers defeated the Seahawks 23-28 in the Divisional Round of the 2020 playoffs.

During the game, wide receiver Davante Adams and running back Aaron Jones both scored two touchdowns. Can the Packers defeat the 49ers to secure a spot in Super Bowl 2020?

San Francisco also finished the regular season in the top spot at the NFC West with a record of 13-3. During the Divisional Round last weekend, the 49ers destroyed the Vikings 10-27 thanks in part to two field goals from place kicker Robbie Gould and two touchdowns from running back Tevin Coleman. Will quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo lead the 49ers to victory against the Packers?

Whether you’re a Packers fan in Green Bay, a 49ers fan in San Francisco or just want to tune in to see which of these NFC teams will head to Super Bowl 2020 in Miami - we’ll show you how to get a Packers vs 49ers live stream from anywhere in the world.

Watch the Packers vs 49ers game online from outside your country (or in a blackout)

Watching this game from the US, UK, Canada or Australia? We'll tell you how to catch the NFL game further down in the article.

But if you're somewhere else in the world - or if a coverage blackout is stopping you from watching in the US - then there's still a way you can live stream the Packers vs 49ers online (and you don't even have to slum it with a grainy, illegal feed you've found on Reddit). Instead you could use a VPN - or Virtual Private Network - to change the IP address to one in a different state or country which does have a stream. And it's not even hard to do.

How to watch the Packers vs 49ers in the US for free Can I watch with the NFL Game Pass?

Well it's a no and a yes. The NFL Game Pass in the US will only let you watch a replay of the game, but not the live action.

Interestingly, it's a different story with an International NFL Game Pass where all post season games are being shown absolutely live...shame you can't officially get access to that if you and your laptop's IP address is in the US.

Other ways cord cutters can stream NFL live online

Sling TV $40 per month - Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $30 a month Blue plan and $30 a month Orange plan. By combining the two, you get a $10 dollar discount and access to Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network.  

Hulu with Live TV $40 per month - Hulu with Live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but does not come with NFL Network.

FuboTV $35 for the first month - FuboTV gives you the first month at a discounted rate but after that the price increases to $45 a month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network but does not come with ESPN.

DirecTV Now $50 per month - DirecTV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for $5 extra you can add the NFL Network. However, with this service you can only watch football on local TV stations live.

YouTubeTV $40 per month - YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but just like with Hulu with Live TV, there is no NFL Network.

How to stream 49ers vs Packers in the UK

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 16:30
Kevin Lynch

The decade's first tennis Grand Slam is upon us, but one look at the favorites for this year's Australian Open suggests the tournament is unlikely to signal a new era for the sport. Will the old guard reign supreme once more in Melbourne? You can watch all the tennis action unfold from absolutely anywhere in the world with our handy 2020 Australian Open live stream guide below.

The familiar names of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer head up the men's odds, while Serena Williams is the clear choice for the women's tournament - currently at ahead of upstarts (oh, and 2020 major winners in their own right) Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty.

The 108th edition of the Aussie Open sees the aforementioned Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka defending their titles. 

Djokovic will be buoyed by recent success in Australia after he started in Serbia's win at the innugural ATP Cup Down Under earlier this month. Japanese ace Osaka meanwhile comes into the tournament off the back of a shock defeat to Karolina Pliskova in the semi-final's of the Brisbane International.

While showers are expected for the early part of the tournament, the bigger concern for players will be the air quality in Melbourne thanks to the ongoing bushfire tragedy in the east of the state.

Tennis fans will be hoping the haze won't impact on what looks set to be the most eagerly contested Australian Open for some time. Find out how you can live stream all the Australian Open 2020 tennis action from wherever you are in the world below. 

How to live stream Australian Open tennis for FREE Down Under Live stream the Australian Open tennis 2020 from anywhere in the world 

For your watching options in Australia, the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, we have more details below - just scroll down the page.

But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from somewhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem...geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching the feed overseas.

How to watch the Australian Open 2020: US live stream

How to live stream Australian Open tennis in the UK

The best ways to stream the Australian Open 2020 in Canada

The best way to stream the Australian Open in New Zealand Who has won the most Australian Opens?

Novak Djokovic currently stands as the most successful men’s player at Melbourne having won the Aussie Open on seven occasions (2008, 2011–2013, 2015–2016, 2019) – that’s one more than Swiss rival Roger Federer.

Serena Williams leads the pack for women’s titles during the Open era, having also been crowed champion on seven occasions (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2017).

How much do the winners get at the 2020 Australian Open?

There’s a record prize pot of AUD$71 million in prize money up for grabs in Melbourne this year. Both the Men’s and Women’s winners this year will each pocket a tidy AUD$4,120,000.

What is the format of the Australian Open tennis?

As with all Open tournaments, Men’s matches are the best-of-five sets, while Women’s and Doubles matches are best-of-three.

Which city hosts the Australian Open tennis?

The Australian Open is played at Melbourne Park, which is located in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct; the event moved to this site in 1988.

How have the bushfires affected this year's Australian Open?

Melbourne hasn't been as badly affected as Canberra or Sydney by the fires, however, thanks to changing winds air pollution shot up to "hazardous" levels in the week running up to the event.

While the tournament is set to go ahead as scheduled, umpires have been told to stop play if air monitoring shows it is too dangerous to continue.


Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 15:30
Canon Australia

With many emerging technologies, it’s often the case that the idea at their core is ahead of the real-world implementation – and in the field of photography, that’s definitely the situation when it comes to interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs). At a rough count, there have been 20 new mirrorless models launched in Australia over the last 12 months alone, compared to just two DSLRs. That’s a telling trend. While there’s still a huge number of DSLR users that are happy with their cameras, the industry has turned a lot of its focus onto the mirrorless format – meaning that, in the future, DSLR lovers won’t be able to upgrade in the way they’ve done in the past. So why are DSLRs still so popular, and what are the advantages of the mirrorless configuration?

The Canon EOS 90D is one of the few DSLRs to have been launched recently

As you’ve probably worked out, it’s all about the mirror… specifically, the reflex mirror. This is the component at the heart of the single lens reflex – aka SLR – camera which, as we know it today, has actually been around since the late 1940s. When digital capture first came along, 35mm film was simply swapped for an imaging sensor, but nothing much else has changed. The reflex mirror is located just behind the lens mount and reflects light up to the optical viewfinder – so, at the eyepiece, you’re seeing reality, pure and simple. It’s real world, real time… and that’s why so many photographers love their DSLRs.

However, that reflex mirror is actually in front of the imaging sensor, so at the moment of exposure it has to be physically flipped out of the way. This is obviously done mechanically, so it’s noisy, creates vibrations and also blacks out the viewfinder when in the up position.

It's all about the reflex mirror in the Canon EOS 90D DSLR

The mirrorless camera is pure digital-era, replacing the traditional mirror box and optical viewfinder with an electronic finder which live streams from the imaging sensor. This allows for a smaller, lighter camera body and, with all that mechanical activity gone, one that’s also quieter and quicker. No brainer, then?

Well, yes and no. Electronic viewfinders obviously have a frame rate (also known as the refresh rate) so, at faster shooting speeds, they can black out too, and no matter how good, they can’t match an optical viewfinder for dynamic range, contrast or resolution… at least not right now.

The same, but different

Consequently, it’s not surprising that a camera-maker like Canon – market leader in DSLRs for a very long time – is giving consumers the choice. Those two new DSLRs mentioned earlier were both from Canon. Moreover, the company still busily promoting models such as its best-selling EOS 5D Mark IV and has already announced the development of the EOS 1D X Mark III professional sports DSLR. Yet, it’s also very active with not one, but two mirrorless camera systems – the full-frame EOS R and the APS-C format EOS M.

In fact, Canon’s most recent new camera launch was a joint one for a DSLR and a mirrorless camera – the EOS 90D and the EOS M6 Mark II. The two share the same 34.4 megapixels APS-C format CMOS sensor (32.5 MP effective) and Canon’s latest-gen DiG!C 8 image processor, so they have similar feature sets and imaging performance. However, side-by-side, they illustrate the key differences between the DSLR and mirrorless designs. 

Thanks to its more compact form factor, the EOS M6 Mark II makes the for the perfect travelling companion

Clearly, the EOS M6 Mark II is more compact and it’s around 300 grams lighter. Overall portability is further enhanced by the comparative smallness of Canon’s EF-M mirrorless lenses. Size and weight considerations – especially if you carry a kit of lenses – are currently the prime reasons for DSLR users switching to mirrorless. Yet Canon also makes some compact DSLRs, such the 25.8 MP EOS 200D Mark II – the company's other comparatively-recent DSLR release in Australia. Interestingly, as a result of being, shall we say, a ‘mature’ technology, DSLRs are starting to represent excellent value for money in interchangeable lens cameras. Canon currently has three DSLRs priced at under $1000 complete with a standard zoom, and the 200D Mark II is not much over this so it’s a lot of camera for the money.

Through the looking glass

On the mirrorless front, the EOS M6 Mark II is the new EOS M flagship with key specs such as continuous shooting at a cracking 14 fps when using its focal plane (FP) shutter, and at a super-fast 30 fps when using the sensor-based shutter… both with full autofocusing and exposure adjustment. Sensor-based autofocusing is another plus for mirrorless cameras, especially in terms of scene coverage, and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system has a total 5,481 measuring pixels (with 143 user-selectable points) which, in particular, makes for very reliable subject tracking even with fast-moving objects or erratic ones such as small children. 

To make the most of the size reductions possible with the mirrorless configuration, Canon packages the M6 II with a clip-on electronic viewfinder which, nevertheless, fully integrates with the camera, even maintaining ‘touch and drag’ AF point selection from the monitor. On the other hand, if you prefer a fully-integrated EVF – and a lot of photographers still do – Canon has both the EOS M5 and M50 mirrorless models (again with 25.8 MP resolution) which, consequently, both look like mini DSLRs. 

While camera specs matter, design plays a huge part as well

Don’t laugh, styling is still an important consideration for many camera buyers, and it’s one reason why the DSLR isn’t done yet, especially at the enthusiast and pro levels. And the experiential factor too – handling, control layout and, of course, the optical viewfinder. Interestingly with the EOS 90D, Canon really exploits these elements, making it the most capable mid-range APS-C DSLR on the market, while also offering some of the benefits of a mirrorless camera when it’s in either the live view or movie modes. These include a shooting speed of 11 fps – that’s fast for a mid-level DSLR – and the coverage and responsiveness of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. And you can switch between traditional controls and the touch screen monitor so, in many ways, the EOS 90D represents the best of camera tradition and technology.

Tradition will undoubtedly have a role in the DSLR’s ongoing longevity while new technology is giving the mirrorless camera a number of hard-to-ignore benefits… and it’s really only just getting started here, so there’s a lot more to come. Whatever your preference though, there’s almost certainly a Canon ILC that fits.


Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 15:14
Michelle Rae Uy

At this point, everything we know about Comet Lake-S – the upcoming desktop processors from Intel’s Comet Lake line – is all speculation and rumors. Still, thanks to solid leads from eagle-eyed hardware leakers, many of them are pretty much confirmed. 

Take the Intel Core i9-10900 and Core i5-10500 processors as examples. Leaked slides from Intel, which appeared on Informatica Cero in late December 2019, show these upcoming Comet Lake-S processor with 10 cores, 20 threads and a 5.1GHz single-core boost clock speed, and 6 cores, 12 threads and a 4.5GHz boost clock speed, respectively.

Thanks to Twitter user @_rogame, who recently spotted the CPUs make an appearance in the 3DMark database, some of the specs on these two chips are now confirmed, giving us another sneak peek at the long-anticipated Comet Lake-S range.

Intel Core i9-10900 and Core i5-10500 specs

According to the screenshots tweeted by the hardware investigator, the Core i5-10500 will definitely boast 6 cores, 12 threads and a base clock speed of 3.1GHz – although it looks like 3DMark failed to detect its boost clock correctly.

The Core i9-10900, on the other hand, will definitely impress with its 10 cores and 20 threads. However, it’s looking to only deliver 2.8GHz base and 4.9GHz boost clock speeds, a tad lower than what was shown on the aforementioned leaked slides.

Though it might be premature to worry about the lower numbers – as Tom’s Hardware reports, these could be engineering samples whose specs are subject to change. We might still get the 5.1GHz boost clock when the Core i9-10900 finally rolls out.

Although no other information is available in the shared screenshots, the fact that we’re seeing more and more signs of these rumored Comet Lake-S chips – a UserBenchmark entry for an Intel Core i3-10300 was also recently leaked – is already great news. It means that the Comet Lake-S chips are well on their way and will be launching very soon, possibly in Q2 or early spring.


Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 15:12
Anthony Spadafora

The AFC Conference Championship is on the line and today you’ll get to see the Tennessee Titans take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium with the winner heading straight to Super Bowl LIV at Miami Gardens, Florida. We’re here to make sure you catch every minute of today’s huge NFL game - see how to get a Titans vs Chiefs live stream regardless of where in the world you are.

Kansas City finished the regular season at the top of the AFC West with a record of 12-4. Last weekend the Chiefs went up against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round of the 2020 playoffs.

The Texans started the first quarter strong with three touchdowns but in the second and third quarter, Chiefs running back Damien Williams and tight end Travis Kelce both scored three touchdowns each for a final score of 51-31. Can quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs defeat the Titans at home for a spot in the Super Bowl?

Tennessee on the other hand finished the regular season in second place in the AFC South with a record of 9-7. In their matchup against the Ravens last weekend, the Titans walked away with a 28-12 victory and the week before, the team took down the Patriots to put an end to New England’s dynasty. Can the Titans stop the Chiefs and take home the AFC Conference Championship?

Whether you’re a Titans fan in Tennessee, a Chiefs fan in Kansas City or just want to tune in to see which of these AFC teams will head to Super Bowl 2020 - we’ll show you how to get a Titans vs Chiefs live stream from anywhere in the world and it's even free to watch in the US thanks to a simple stream.

Watch the Titans vs Chiefs game online from outside your country (or in a blackout)

Watching this game from the US, UK, Canada or Australia? We'll tell you how to catch the NFL game further down in the article.

But if you're somewhere else in the world - or if a coverage blackout is stopping you from watching in the US - then there's still a way you can live stream the Titans vs Chiefs online (and you don't even have to slum it with a grainy, illegal feed you've found on Reddit). Instead you could use a VPN - or Virtual Private Network - to change the IP address to one in a different state or country which does have a stream. And it's not even hard to do.

How to watch the Titans vs Chiefs in the US for free Can I watch with the NFL Game Pass?

Well it's a no and a yes. The NFL Game Pass in the US will only let you watch a replay of the game, but not the live action.

Interestingly, it's a different story with an International NFL Game Pass where all post season games are being shown absolutely live...shame you can't officially get access to that if you and your laptop's IP address is in the US.

Other ways cord cutters can stream NFL live online

Sling TV $40 per month - Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $30 a month Blue plan and $30 a month Orange plan. By combining the two, you get a $10 dollar discount and access to Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network.  

Hulu with Live TV $40 per month - Hulu with Live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but does not come with NFL Network.

FuboTV $35 for the first month - FuboTV gives you the first month at a discounted rate but after that the price increases to $45 a month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network but does not come with ESPN.

DirecTV Now $50 per month - DirecTV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for $5 extra you can add the NFL Network. However, with this service you can only watch football on local TV stations live.

YouTubeTV $40 per month - YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but just like with Hulu with Live TV, there is no NFL Network.

How to stream Chiefs vs Titans in the UK

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Get a AFC Conference Championship live stream in Canada for free

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Live stream Titans vs Chiefs in Australia for free


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