Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

Makemo, kingdom of blackouts and over-excited population

Tension is mounting on the third largest atoll in the Tuamotus. Indeed, since the beginning of the millennium, the inhabitants of Makemo have been the subject of multiple attempts to manage electricity and suffer from numerous power outages making their daily lives very uncomfortable. A daily already tested by the legal battles between managers and the wind fiasco which cost nearly 400 million Fcf, to finally collapse after two and a half years of operation. Investigation of this guinea pig population of trading cases and "inconsistent" political actions according to the Territorial Chamber of Accounts (CTC).


Makemo is a true haven of peace for those who wish to isolate themselves a few days away from the tumult of the "big cities", offering to its visitors lagoons where there are shades of green and blue of unparalleled purity. On the other hand, this little piece of paradise sometimes seems to take on the air of a golden prison for the population, as it has had to suffer setbacks, especially since the early 2000s.
 

The activities are not very diversified - exit tourism and its derivatives such as diving - but one can count among them pearl culture, the harvest of sea cucumbers (rori) and coconut cultivation. There are also some stores, testifying to the possibility of maintaining a certain trade in this remote area, but their daily life, too, is under severe strain.