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Monday, February 12, 2001

Symantec granted patent on patching

According to a Gamasutra article, Symantec Granted Patent On Software Patches. So, now Symantec controls the rights to software patching and updating via the internet. Nice one, patent service. Patching via the internet is an OLD technology, but of course some knob in the patent office let this one through. Supposedly Symantec has no plans to enfore the patent, but why would you apply for one then? I'd get that promise signed in blood by Symantec's entire board of directors AND their lawyers before I'd believe it.


Sharky Extreme posted a Q&A session with NVIDIA where Sharky's readers submitted the questions. The questions run the gamut and are mostly techie in nature. It's still an interesting read for us non-techie-types. Thanks Slashdot.

RAMBUS == Satan

Slashdot pointed to this article about RAMBUS' court efforts to collect royalties from memory makers. I'm normally not one to hope that a fault line opens up under certain businesses and swallows them whole, but in this case I'm willing to make an exception. I hope Hyundai and others can successfully fight this. Patent law reform NOW!

Sunday, February 11, 2001

Deus Ex trivia interview

There's a neat interview article online over at DeusExMachina that goes into the background of some of the things that go on in Ion Storm's Deus Ex. Good stuff.


Spent yesterday helping upgrade a work server, then went visited my Mom's place to go through some old computer stuff still living there. Found my old Apple //c and all the games I used to play. Things like Ultima V, Might & Magic II, all the original D&D games, etc, etc. What a trip down memory lane that was!

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