Planning my next PC upgrade

My desktop is in need of an upgrade or a complete rebuild. The age is starting to show and it’s time to kick the power up a few dozen notches. Let’s look at what I’m working with now, why I need to upgrade, and what I’m considering.

Why the Anwar Jitou’s friendship request warning is a hoax

So I got one of those “don’t accept Anwar Jitou’s friendship request” messages on Facebook. Apparently, he’s some kind of magical hacker who can do impossible things. Here is the chain letter message: “Please tell all the contacts in your Messenger list, not to accept Anwar Jitou’s friendship request. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it.

Why Auslogics Duplicate File Finder slowed to a crawl

A few days ago I used the Auslogics Duplicate File Finder application to search for and remove several thousand duplicate photo files. It found over 26,000 duplicate photos to remove. I told it to send the files to the Recycle Bin and let it do its thing. The program shot off like a rocket, heading into the hundreds very quickly. As it near the 1000 file mark and went beyond, I noticed things slowed down.

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