* Posts by wt29

6 posts • joined 22 Nov 2012

Goodnight Kepler! NASA scientists lay the exoplanet expert to rest as it runs out of fuel

wt29

RIP Kepler

What a bird - raised our collective view of the universe immeasurably.

Well done to everyone involved.

wt29

What a bird - it has raised our collective view of the universe immeasurably.

Well done to everyone involved.

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

wt29

Simply lying

Your Apple correspondent is simply lying. End of story. There patently is no waiting list and he doesn't have the balls to just state "We don't like you and you are blacklisted".

Gutless, arrogant shits.

Good luck for next year! Your patience in this is epic. It what makes me read The Register!

In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE

wt29

Got it all wrong

He only needed to install STUXNET. Fix that spin cycle!

Slideshow: A History of Intel x86 in 20 CPUs

wt29

Olivetti M16 - it had an 8086 with a 16 bit data bus as opposed to the 8088 8 bit data. A bit more expensive to implement but memory access in one fetch vs 2 for the 8088.

The "holy grail" in those days was IBM video compatibilty, usually measured by the ability to run MS Flight Simulator. The M16 didn't but did run Dbase II ! which I used to write simple accounting programs.

Licensing snafu leaves Windows 8 open to PIRATES

wt29

Dunno if its big deal

KMS activation requires periodic re-connection to the original KMS server to maintain activation. Unless the pirates are putting a KMS server online, where it could be easily discovered, the activation only lasts 90 days. You also need a patched 2008 R2 or a 2012 KMS server to provide the activation.

I heard from our MS tech rep that MS were also taking a much softer line on W8 Activation. The nag screens are more subdued, just the "Build 9200" in the corner of the desktop and the inability to personalise which, for a lot of people won't be a big deal.

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