* Posts by Dvon of Edzore

6 posts • joined 5 Sep 2018

Mayors having a right 'mare in Florida: Acting mayor arrested weeks after boss also arrested

Dvon of Edzore

Re: I like the sub-head

Presuming the goat is healthy, the cleanup should be about as difficult as a spilled bag of baking chocolate chips. A cow, on the udder hand...

RIP Dr Peuto, Zilog and Sun's bright SPARC

Dvon of Edzore

Z-8000 not a Z-80 after inflation.

As the story points out, the Z-8000 was a completely different design from the Z-80. Both the Intel 8080 and Zilog Z-80 were single chip versions of the Datapoint 2200 CPU, the Z-80 team having split off from Intel after Intel declined to make the expanded later version.

See: Wikipedia article on Victor Poor, esp. reference 8, "Forgotten PC history: The true origins of the personal computer" --Computerworld, August 2008


NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 15 years on Mars – by staying as dead as a doornail

Dvon of Edzore

Enough with the 90 day nonsense!

The rover was designed and built, as with all NASA projects, for many years of useful life; much longer than any reasonable person would expect. There just needed to be some number to claim the mission was scientifically successful - in this case once 90 days of work had been accomplished. That way everyone involved gets a gold star on their resume and another grip-and-grin photo to put on their I-love-me wall without waiting for the heat death of the bureaucracy.

SpaceX sends Iridium-8 into space while Musk flaunts his retro rocket

Dvon of Edzore

It's made with fully hardened stainless steel so heavy starch, no fold. We'll hangar these.

The curious tale of ICANN, Verisign, claims of subterfuge, and the $135m .Web dot-word

Dvon of Edzore

Re: Follow the money?

If the money isn't being spent, it's sitting in somebody's bank.

A bank could get mighty grateful for such an asset.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say-no-more.

Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama

Dvon of Edzore

Hurricane-grade storms? Not even close.

As an admin of several sites around San Antonio, where Microsoft's purported data center is located, I can state that none of my sites reported any service outages. They are all monitored by a third party service and located in standard office buildings. Neither were there massive blackouts reported on the news, nor did the lights so much as flicker in my home during this heavy rain event. (Tenth-highest in city history, thus well within expectations.) Whatever problems Microsoft had were confined to their campus.

There's cheap, and then there's multiple-single-points-of-failure cheap.

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