Well, given that both iD and Valve games use client-server models with low numbers of players, is there really any point to trying to DDoS a server?
I think it's funny that you'd say this.
DOS had drivers in the form of Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) programs.
For instance, you had Microsoft's mouse.sys or mouse.com for standard serial port (and later PS/2) mice.
CD drives required config.sys to load a vendor-specific CD-ROM driver followed by autoexec.bat executing mscdex.exe.
From memory, sound cards notably didn't have drivers built-in, or rather the only startup programs they had just set the ports and interrupts the cards used. (i.e. sb16set)
If it weren't for the stupidity of OS and IP stack authors, we'd be able to use the 240.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.254 addresses.
However, most of them refuse to route to those addresses because they're "Reserved for Future use."
Apparently no one stopped to think that blocking routing to those addresses would stop them from being used in the future because people insist on using older technology.
Was this before he was kicked out of Apple for running it into the ground, or after he spent years in the wilderness learning how to actually manage a company?
This is likely from folklore.org which has all sorts of early Apple history.
Because at the end of the day it is "business as usual" -- no one really gives a fuck about Microsoft's new CEO.
Microsoft still doesn't a fucking clue about UI, it still shits on PC gamers with its crappy GWFL (Games For Windows Live), the Xbone has the stupidest marketing name ever, XP is still holding on because business can't be bought off with the latest untested shiny, DX12 will be only available on Windows 9 as MS tries to force gamers to upgrade, etc.
Weren't all those things done during the "lengthy and ultimately unpopular reign" of Steve Ballmer?
It sounds like the real scammers are the credit card issues that have a system in place to override that has ZERO security in place.
The security is supposed to be that the retailer is supposed to call the bank themselves to verify it. Which they didn't do.
There are literally hundreds of credit card companies in the United States.
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover....those are the only major ones, so I'm not sure where you got "hundreds" from.
I'm just assuming you're saying that and not judging from personal experience, because last I checked, the State of Michigan monitors road quality state-wide and funds repairs accordingly.
The early 2000s (and 1999) also saw fierce competition between AMD and Intel. This happened after AMD stole the performance crown from Intel with the release of the original Athlon, which likely pushed Intel to actually make some improvements.
This eventually lead to the Pentium M (and later Core) microarchitecture which Intel has been building upon for the last decade or so.
The real injustice is that I'll never be able to fill that spot on my bucket list under "Perform open heart surgery in front of a judge while vigorously arguing a case on behalf of the guy who is having his heart operated on."
No, but you could probably work that into an app!
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana
At least this particular bit of ridiculousness is being undone.
Which is more than I can say of the US government.
Adding the timers doesn't help anything because pedestrians ignore the timer anyway and will just walk out even if the light is about to change.
So, all you've done is give more information to the people who you didn't intend to give it to.
Bad examples. Transistor and Mercenary Kings are both on Steam, as is pretty much every indie game of consequence. In fact, what most indie developers are learning is that they get more sales on Steam than they ever did on the consoles - and Steam will allow them to support their games past release without placing stupid restrictions on it.
This is one of the reasons I don't plan on buying any current gen consoles.
Not only that, but on the WiiU front, Nintendo has released the first game I might actually be interested in for the WiiU, but I'm not about to shell out a bunch of money just for one game.
To add to this, the WiiU's other big upcoming title (Smash Bros.) is also going to be on the 3DS... which nearly all my friends already have. As opposed to the two of them who have WiiU consoles.