Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

Don’t be sheepish, they’re a shear delight!

Hollywood has spoiled us; it’s rare in this day and age to see a truly unusual, impressive feat accomplished and recorded without the use of special effects. When such a daring deed is pulled off by unassuming amateurs, it’s even more remarkable.

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WGA blocks some updates on legit Windows PCs

Readers refute Microsoft’s assertion that Windows Genuine Advantage isn’t required to receive all patches for the operating system.

Even worse, WGA blocks some security patches from being installed on PCs running legal copies of Windows that the Microsoft validator falsely identifies as pirated.

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Dell and HP balk at replacing bad Nvidia chip

An old urban myth claims that the microprocessors used in PCs and other consumer electronics are designed to fail within days or weeks of their warranty expiration.

For tens of thousands of people who bought Dell and HP notebooks whose motherboards fried — often a few weeks after their warranty expired — there’s nothing mythical about it.

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