* Posts by taz-nz

5 posts • joined 21 Feb 2018

As netizens, devs scream bloody murder over Chrome ad-block block, Googlers insist: It's not set in stone (yet)

taz-nz

Embrace, extend, and extinguish

Google has succeeded where Microsoft failed, Google now has effective control over the internet, they will continue to use the dominance of their websites and Android to cripple the performance and compatibility of competing browsers on their platforms. They will continue to spam anybody visiting their sites that Chrome is the solution to all the browser performance issues.

Microsoft liberates ancient MS-DOS source from the museum and sticks it in GitHub

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Re: To some MSDOS was an major leap forward.

Windows 7 wasn't a service pack for Vista, Vista had two service packs.

Windows 7 kernal was only numbered 6.1 for application compatibly, so you didn't get a bunch of apps checking kernel number and giving an error that they were not compatible with that version of Windows.

This is the same reason Microsoft skipped Windows 9, because badly coding version checks could mistake it for Windows 95 or 98.

Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

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Same reason they use steel from old battleships for medical scanner.

They salvage steel from old battle ships, because they contain large amount of steel made before the nuclear age, so it doesn't contain radioactive isotopes like modern steel, and thus doesn't interfere with modern medical and scientific equipment.

US Congress mulls expanding copyright yet again – to 144 years

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Re: 100 Years Of Hell

the DMCA also gave us safe harbor, which made youtube and basically every other image and video hosting site possible, without it youtube would have been sued out of existence long ago.

The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

taz-nz

The hot coffee story you know is basically a smear campaign by McDonald's legal team.

You should watch this if you want the true story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAzMMKIspPQ

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