Saturday, February 13, 2010

New, voluntary Windows 7 antipiracy update coming

If the update spots known activation exploits and the copy of Windows 7 is found to be nongenuine, the antipiracy notifications built into the OS will spring to life. PCs running genuine Windows 7 software with no activation exploits won't see any prompts since the update runs quietly in the background. . During the quarterly validation, Windows will download the latest "signatures" that are used to identify new activation exploits (think antivirus software). The WAT update will run a check and repair weekly, however, if it discovers tampering, disabling, or missing licensing files.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 02-07-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 02-07-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific that's 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links From The Gregg Zone

1) Since I started doing the show it has been increasing hard to impress me with new technologies, and/or products, but this really grabbed me. While it is not very new, due to cost and production methods it has been out of reach for most applications. Seems they are now coming into the main stream. I am talking about aerogels just think about this statement from the article, if you completely insulate a three bedroom home with them, you can heat it with a candle, there is a problem though, it will get to hot. Article with links here
2) This surprised me, say happy birthday Youtube, today as of my writing this Feb. 06-2010 Youtube is five years old. My sensation of time is definitely getting twisted, it feels to me that they have been around a lot longer, guess it is just me, anyway article here.
3) This is a link to a show host from Coast to Coast, hosted by Art the other night January 31st, if you missed it and have stream link you should check it out, very good. The guest was David Lewis Anderson a time researcher. He is saying they have built a time control machine. He said China, India, and Japan among others have the technology. Very interesting show, scary if true, not sure how to verify the statements. If anyone has more information please let me know.
4) Let me start here saying please don’t send me email about this, I know I am conspiracy oriented at times, and I have a rep for disliking cell phones. But, when I think about the tobacco industries, among many others that manipulate data, especially here in the U.S. in the name of profits. Heck, I hear some think swine flu and global warming fall into that category. Well if you are willing to consider all the data, be informed and think for yourself, you might read this. It is a recent article, published February 2010.
5) I got this from an email Troll sent me, like most geek links I get most of it sort of slides in one eye and out the other. But, I get the gist of it, about a very old bug (17 yrs.) in Windows that is finally being addressed.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Dell Home offers the Dell ST2410 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $184 with free shipping. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 5ms response time, 250 cd/m² brightness, one HDMI input, and DVI-D and VGA inputs. has the Iomega 34337 1TB Home Media Network Ethernet & USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $134.99 Free Shipping. Tax in CA, MA, NY, TN.
The ethernet interface is gigabit (10/100/1000). In addition, you can use the USB 2.0 interface as a print server. DNLA compatible.

Dell Home has the Sharp LC42SB45UT 42" LCD HDTV for a low $539.00 Free Shipping. Tax in most. 1920x1080 @ 1080p; 3 HDMI; HD tuner

SanDisk Cruzer 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $10 + free shippingAdorama offers the SanDisk 4GB Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive, model no. SDCZ36004GA11, for $9.95 with free shipping ($2.50/GB

WD Caviar Green 1.5 TB, $109 Free Shipping SATA Hard Drives
1.5 TB, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3 Gb/s
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MWave has the Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Bare Drive) for $80 + $0 shipping = $80 shipped. These drives use less power and operate at lower temperatures and acoustics than standard desktop drives

Dell Business has the Dell PowerEdge T100 Server for $299 + $25 shipping = $324 shipped. No operating system included. Dual Core Intel Pentium E5400 2.7GHz, 1GB DDR2 800MHz, Onboard SATA 2 x 160GB 7200RPM SATA HDD, 16x DVD drive, 1 year hardware warranty