* Posts by Mark R

2 posts • joined 4 Jan 2012

A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 1

Mark R
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Whirlwind

Let's not forget the Whirlwind:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlwind_(computer)

Completed in 1951, it was the first real-time (not batch) computer, and the first to use video displays for output. The Whirlwind project also later gave us core memory, and light guns as input devices, which I would enjoy many years later playing Duck Hunt on the NES. A guy named Ken Olsen who apparently went on to do some other stuff with computers also worked on Whirlwind. : )

(Full disclosure: my uncle worked on Whirlwind)

Virtual sanity: How to get a grip on your home PCs

Mark R

Group Policy Editor in Win2k8

"And does anyone understand how the Group Policy Editor works in Win 2k8r2?"

Hit Start

type "gpedit.msc"

hit enter

If you're editing domain policies and prefer the Group Policy Management Console (and you have it installed), type "gpmc.msc" instead.

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