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Comment Re:MS-DOS? (Score 1) 419

What's your point? Windows 7 is eligible for security updates. Security updates don't have different hardware requirements than the original release. This is an artificial restriction which has nothing to do with supporting new hardware.

And if you bought Windows 7 for this PC specifically, you'd be eligible for a refund from Microsoft if they refuse to offer the security updates under the terms of the license agreement, assuming that the need for a security update constitutes the need for a repair under warranty (it should):

REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. Microsoft will repair or replace the software at no
charge. If Microsoft cannot repair or replace it, Microsoft will refund the amount shown
on your receipt for the software. It will also repair or replace supplements, updates and
replacement software at no charge. If Microsoft cannot repair or replace them, it will
refund the amount you paid for them, if any. You must uninstall the software and return
any media and other associated materials to Microsoft with proof of purchase to obtain a
refund. These are your only remedies for breach of the limited warranty.

Comment Re:Microsoft made this announcement a while back (Score 1) 419

I'm not saying it should work - not having drivers for the north/south bridge seems to be what's broken (on-die or not, it's not the CPU). I'm just saying they shouldn't block people from trying. If someone wants to cobble together a way to make it work, BSODs and all, let them. If Intel or AMD may release drivers (after hell freezes over) or someone finds a way to backport them unsigned or someone wants to write something from scratch, why should MS put an artificial lock on the door?

Comment Re:Wrong! (Score 2) 210

The only problem I have with your proposal is that you seem to be suggesting that the possession of some amount of temperature (enthalpy) by an atom is an intrinsic requirement to maintain the atom's existence.

I think that is the core question that's raised. What is an atom?

I guess as a prediction "matter decays into energy at absolute zero" could be either right or wrong, but for me it belongs in the same category as "black holes are wormholes to other universes".

What energy? I'd think you have to entirely remove all energy from a closed system in order to reach absolute zero - no energy, no matter.

Comment Re:It might be useful! Does it define "moz://a"? (Score 1) 66

I'm lazy, so I may not go far enough back, but GE had its first wordmark in 1892. Not every wordmark changes the shapes of its letterforms to slightly non-letter shapes, only the more creative ones - some are subtle enough that you may have never noticed.

The Twinings tea company's logo is multiple hundreds of years old, but may or may not be considered a wordmark due to the fact that it's usually combined with a symbol.

The Staples word mark does not contain a letter L. That is a literal staple. This only goes back to 1986. But it was the first wordmark that comes to mind that substitutes a symbol for a letter as in Mozilla.

Comment Re:Piece of (Score 1) 66

HTTP also "seals" the message inside the protocol's encapsulation

The encapsulation for an HTTP message is the bounds of physical paper (which grows in size to fit the contents, of course). It's not hidden from view at all.

HTTPS is not even just a lined envelope. It's more like writing in secret code - the message itself is still plainly visible.

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