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 …

Pharmacies of France are now authorized to sell masks for the general public

A decree published on Sunday in the Official Journal now authorizes pharmacies to offer non-sanitary masks for sale. Relief, the French can, from this Sunday April 26, get masks in pharmacies. A decree was published for this purpose in the Official Journal on the night of Saturday to Sunday. He reintroduces the masks in the list of products that can be sold by pharmacies. And this, while they had been excluded from it by an order dated March 3 due to the general requisitions by the State. Since then, it has been impossible for individuals to obtain the masks available in pharmacies. These were surgical masks or FFP2 type masks reserved exclusively for healthcare professionals in cities such as doctors or nurses.
 
Pharmacies of France are now authorized to sell masks for the general public

With this decree of April 26, these masks are reserved for nursing staff, but pharmacies can sell others: "non-sanitary masks produced according to an industrial process and meeting the applicable technical specifications". As explained in detail to the Parisian president of the Union of pharmacist unions Gilles Bonnefond, these industrial masks are "said 'alternative', fabric, disposable or washable".

Difficulty of supply

There are two types: type 1 filters particles up to 90% and their use is reserved for professionals who cannot telework during confinement. These are plumbers, supermarket cashiers, etc. Type 2, on the other hand, filters particles at 70% and is intended for use by the general public. Gilles Bonnefond specifies that all of them meet the standards of the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Afnor.



With the daily newspaper, the president of the Order of pharmacists, Carine Wolf-Thal is delighted with the publication of this decree in the Official Journal, but believes that "the difficulty now will be to order and especially to receive it, because it's war, deadlines are uncertain ". She also claims that the sale prices of these masks be framed and recommends that individuals "check the level of filtering, the standard, [and] the quality control" on the box. She also recalls, like many medical experts, that the wearing of these masks does not in any way dispense with the proper application of barrier gestures and social distancing measures.