A bad joke indeed.
Expect a few extra gray hair when trying to authorize the dongle from a remote computer.
Compare to the NI scheme, this has to be the most backward, inefficient CP I have used in a long time. I have some deadlines to make and just wasted about an hour. The copy protection manual is so lame I'd cry:
Please enter the activation code. Confirm by clicking <Enter> ."
Except they don't tell you where to retrieve the @#$%^%^ activation code
Get on with the program Pinacle!