Misc news tidbits

By Per Hansson
Mar 6, 2004
  1. The Pentium 4 temperature diode is inaccurate to compare temps with, enter to see the full story.

    Netcraft reports that spam has it's tenth birthday today, though I'm not celebrating...

    War amongst virus writers, it started with the Mydoom virus writer who copied a portion of Netsky's code.

    XFree86 is being canned due to their change in licensing requirements.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Yeh defently, but only because HL2 is being bundled with the Radeons.

    I read the first page, but which reading is correct?
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Topic Starter Posts: 1,926   +185

    None of the readings are correct
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    I doubt that statement, unless the NV40 won't be released until after the summer.

    PlanetDoom has a little news-item about JC being interviewed in a german magazine:
    (My emphasis)

    Thus it wouldn't make much sense for Nvidia to bundle a game which isn't ready to be shipped with their new card.

    Had on the other hand iD gone out and said that the game would ship 15th of April, it would've been another case, since nVidia wouldn't have known about it until after they'd signed the deal (like what happened with ATI and HL2).
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Re: Re: Misc news tidbits

    I guess it's a way for nVidia to get even with ATI. When ATI announced the HL2 bundle, it gave them some publicity & yet, no one who has one of those cards has a copy of the game. I guess nVidia are just trying to get a piece of the spotlight any way they can.
  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Re: Re: Re: Misc news tidbits


    ATI thought they'd be getting the finished game along with their cards, but then Valve couldn't finish the game in time. Here nVidia knows the game won't be ready, but will include a voucher instead.

    But you're right in saying that they'll be getting their time in the 3D Spotlight (;)) by doing this.
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Re: Re: Misc news tidbits

    Seems to have been a little update about this interview.
    A bit sad, since it's not just a web page, but a printed mag who's making it up. (On the web you know you have to take everything with a pinch of salt, but a printed mag... Oh, well)

    Now let's just hope that PlanetDoom really has been in contact with iD and cleared this up. :D
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