Microsoft accidentally bricks AMD PCs with Spectre patch

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  • Reply 21 of 31
    zroger73zroger73 Posts: 786member
    I kind of want to giggle over this, but a friend of mine had a current Mac mini that he used to run his business "bricked" by the High Sierra update. He carried it to an AASP. The only solution was a reformat and reinstall of MacOS. After the reinstallation, he went to restore from a Time Machine backup only to find that it had stopped backing up some time ago for no obvious reason and without any indication that it had stopped backing up. Moving forward with frustration and a loss of data, it was "bricked" a second time by the High Sierra update. I'm the one who convinced him to rid his office of those "unreliable" PCs. :/
    cornchip
  • Reply 22 of 31
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,043member
    Rayz2016 said:
    Who are those people and why are they talking to shoes?


    You poor sole, you have not idea what you're missing.

    You know, no one wants to be their parent and let alone even say they may watch what their parents watched, but even though I did not watches the shows my parent grew up on, i still had an awareness of what they enjoyed watching. Today I find it so surprising the current generation has not idea what was popular just 20 or 30 yrs ago.

    edited January 2018 haar
  • Reply 23 of 31
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,777member
    sflocal said:
    macxpress said:
    welshdog said:
    That is unfortunate. What a cluster it must be to make fixes for the tangled bird's nest that is Windows. All the thousands of hardware variants out there - total nightmare.  Of course Apple doesn't have that issue since it controls the hardware and only has a handful of CPU chips to deal with over the last 10 years of Macs. Plusses and minuses are the spice of life.
    Especially if you want to make custom AMD based builds that are supposedly better than an iMac Pro. Sure, maybe on paper its better, but this is the crap you have to potentially deal with. Imagine if an entire company with AMD based custom builds had this issue...it would cost them far more than just spending a tiny bit more and getting an iMac Pro. 
    Not to worry.  I’m sure VRing has factored that into his phantom iMac Pro killer.

    just wait.
    I'm sure as well. But hey, the AMD is still faster! /s
  • Reply 24 of 31
    welshdog said:
    That is unfortunate. What a cluster it must be to make fixes for the tangled bird's nest that is Windows. All the thousands of hardware variants out there - total nightmare.  Of course Apple doesn't have that issue since it controls the hardware and only has a handful of CPU chips to deal with over the last 10 years of Macs. Plusses and minuses are the spice of life.
    Wondering if MS had to install security nets for their engineering buildings as well, or was it just enough to increase the compensations for the eng department..
  • Reply 25 of 31
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    Well, that’s one way to make a bad situation worse. On the bright side, those users don’t need to worry about their computer being compromised...

    Is this actually an issue for many users or is it a small set that just sounds worse due to the internet echo chamber?
    As with the vast majority of things like this, including most if not all articles about Apple, the Internet echo chamber amplifies and distorts reality. The Internet is its own RDF. 
  • Reply 26 of 31
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    welshdog said:
    That is unfortunate. What a cluster it must be to make fixes for the tangled bird's nest that is Windows. All the thousands of hardware variants out there - total nightmare.
    Sometimes the weirdest results of this can come from third parties. For example, Nintendo made an adapter to use a gamecube controller with the WiiU. Since it connects over USB, people have gotten it working as a controller for normal computers. To get it working takes a single click driver installation on OS X, and... five separate programs on Windows, simultaneously, and it still doesn’t work. Well, doesn’t work reliably. It’s not plug and play. You have to reinstall everything any time you boot Windows without having the controller plugged in. It reminds me of the PS/2 days. Anyway, it’s even more ironic because of the lack of games for OS X, and even the lack of emulators.
    welshdog
  • Reply 27 of 31
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,399member
    macgui said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    Who are those people and why are they talking to shoes?
    Agents 86 and 99 of CONTROL fighting against the evil KAOS. They're talking into their shoe-phones. LOVED that show.
    What if they tread in dog poo?
    cornchip
  • Reply 28 of 31
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,035member
    Rayz2016 said:
    Who are those people and why are they talking to shoes?
    I'm intrigued as to how this show's existence could've escaped you. This show aired decades before I was born and yet I'm quite familiar with it so I would've assumed most others would at least recognize it.
    cornchip
  • Reply 29 of 31
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    Soli said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    Who are those people and why are they talking to shoes?
    I'm intrigued as to how this show's existence could've escaped you. This show aired decades before I was born and yet I'm quite familiar with it so I would've assumed most others would at least recognize it.
    That was indeed a great show!
  • Reply 30 of 31
    “Sorry about that, Chief”
    Perhaps you mean: "Missed it by that much, Chief!" -- Maxwell Smart
  • Reply 31 of 31
    cornchipcornchip Posts: 1,942member
    Good ‘ol Microsoft.
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