Ask Slashdot: Which Motherboard Manufacturer Provides the Best Support?

New submitter Hrrrg writes: A number of years ago, I built a computer with an Asus LGA 1150 Z87-Pro motherboard. Since the discovery of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws, I was hoping for a BIOS update to address them. However, it seems that there will be no BIOS update forthcoming for this 5 year old motherboard. I would prefer not to repeat my mistake with future builds. Can you…

October 5, 2018
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Trans-Pac carriers show capacity discipline amid lull

As uncertain as trans-Pacific rates have been, they are up 56 percent to the West Coast and 67 percent to the East Coast, compared to early Oct. 2017. But more price volatility is anticipated as the peak season ends, importers prepare for the Chinese New Year, and proposed 25 percent… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 5, 2018
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Elastic, a search and data analytics startup, closes up 94.4% on its first day of trading after raising $252M in its IPO and is now valued at about $4.8B (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

October 5, 2018

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Elastic, a search and data analytics startup, closes up 94.4% on its first day of trading after raising $252M in its IPO and is now valued at about $4.8B  —  – The company offers its technology through cloud providers such as Amazon, but Amazon also represents competition. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The First Rule of Microsoft Excel — Don’t Tell Anyone You’re Good at It

An anonymous reader shares a report: When Anand Kalelkar started a new job at a large insurance company, colleagues flooded him with instant messages and emails and rushed to introduce themselves in the cafeteria. He soon learned his newfound popularity came with strings attached. Strings of code. Many of Mr. Kalelkar’s co-workers had heard he was a wizard at Microsoft Excel and were seeking his help in taming unruly spreadsheets…

October 5, 2018
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