Finally, the investigation was over. The riddle solved. On August 18, 2008—after almost seven years, nearly 10,000 interviews, and millions of dollars spent developing a whole new form of microbial forensics—some of the FBI’s top brass filed into a dimly lit, flag-lined room in the bureau’s Washington, DC, headquarters. They were there to lay out the evidence proving who was responsible for the anthrax attacks that had terrified the nation in the fall of 2001. It had been the most expensive, and arguably the toughest, case in FBI history, the assembled reporters were told. But the facts showed that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins was the person responsible for killing five people and sickening 17 others in those frightening weeks after 9/11. It was Ivins, they were now certain, who had mailed the anthrax-filled letters that exposed as many as 30,000 people to the lethal spores. The FBI unraveled the mystery, officials said, thanks in part to the … [Read more...] about Anthrax Redux: Did the Feds Nab the Wrong Guy?
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Even though Windows 10 keeps getting faster and leaner, and hardware more capable, eventually, the performance of your computer will slow down due to a lot of factors, including but not limited to, compatibility issues, bugs, viruses or another form of malware, and even failing hardware. However, if you're dealing with a sluggish PC, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to replace it. Just a few simple software and hardware tweaks can put some pep back into Windows 10 — and most of them are free. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through 19 different ways you can try to speed up, optimize, and improve the performance of your device whether it's using older or modern hardware. Disable startup apps Disable relaunch apps on startup Disable background apps Uninstall non-essential apps Install only good quality apps Reclaim hard drive space Run defragmentation tool Enable ReadyBoost Check computer for malware Install latest update Change power plan Disable system visual … [Read more...] about 19 best tips to increase performance on Windows 10
The First Gaming Browser Opera GX is a special version of the Opera browser built specifically to complement gaming. The browser includes unique features to help you get the most out of both gaming and browsing. GX Control Need every ounce of power your machine can give you? No need to close your browser. GX Control lets you set limits on how much RAM and CPU usage your browser will take up. RAM Limiter GX Control's RAM limiter lets you choose how much memory Opera GX uses. The default setting in the RAM Limiter aims to strike a balance between memory use and experience. The browser will try to stay at or below the selected memory allotment, but it will prioritize experience over the strict memory amount. For example, if it's able to keep a stream going or a cloud-based file active, it will let the memory usage go slightly over the set limit. The Hard Limit setting forces the browser to stay under the chosen memory limit no matter what. The browser will not for any reason exceed the … [Read more...] about Opera GX
It’s a winter afternoon in Vancouver, and Mark Tyndall is taking me on a tour of all the places people can go if they want to use drugs and be pretty sure they won't die. Blue tarps and shabby tents with people sleeping in them line our route in the Downtown Eastside, where the wail of an ambulance siren is always around the corner. We see handwritten signs taped up in the back alleys, warning “Danger: Green Heroin. Use ¼ usual dose.” This is Canada’s skid row, a place where almost everyone can tell you about the friends and neighbors they’ve lost to an overdose. This city has seen a sixfold increase in overdose deaths over the last decade, with more than 1,000 of those people dying since 2016 alone. According to the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, more than 300 of those deaths happened in the last two years here in the Downtown Eastside, a roughly seven-block strip that contains one of North America’s densest populations of … [Read more...] about One Doctor’s Answer to Drug Deaths: Opioid Vending Machines
The Samsung Galaxy S10 has arrived in not two, not three, but four models this year. While the S10e makes the phone more affordable and the 5G model remains a way off, a good chunk of this year’s smartphone purchases will probably go to the flagship Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus models. To help figure out whether these premium models are worth your money, we’re running down the specs against some of the best flagship smartphones on the market right now. For today’s Galaxy S10 versus, we’re pitting it against the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Google Pixel 3 XL, and the LG V40 ThinQ.Galaxy S10 vs the power user Starting with the display, Samsung’s AMOLED technology is always the bar to beat and the quality of the Infinity-O display remains exceptional this year too. Other manufacturers offer similar QHD+ resolutions and even curved glass. We don’t have any complaints about them, but Samsung has form for nailing its display implementation every year. Plus … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10 vs the flagship competition