* Posts by Richard Wharram

1016 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008

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Farewell to Borland C++: Embarcadero releases Delphi and C++ Builder 10

Richard Wharram

Bugs

OWL was ok but after our applications had been around for a number of years I'd had to patch the shit out of the OWL libraries as they were full of bugs :)

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Honor 7 – heir apparent to the mid-range Android crown

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No gold or 64GB on Vmall

Are these incoming?

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French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'

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Re: Not implausible

No. It's in his/her mind. End of. Sorry.

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But it is not a fucking disease!!

Grrrrrrr.

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Re: BOLL - OCKS

And anyway...

This person isn't being paid because she has a phobia. She is being paid because 'Wifi makes her sick.'

Not equivalent to your examples at all.

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Re: BOLL - OCKS

I have a phobia. I know its irrational and am not trying to convince the world that its a 'real thing' because that would be fucking dumb.

Crucially I do not expect the state to fund me because of my irrational phobia.

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Richard Wharram

BOLL - OCKS

Why the fuck would the French pay her anything for something that can so easily be proved to be all in her mind? Stop fucking coddling these attention-seeking tools!

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Legal eagles accuse Labour of data law breach over party purge

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Hmm

Social Media posts they could probably get away with. It's fairly public anyway.

Canvassing info, no way. If they didn't get you to sign a disclaimer on the doorstep that they might use the info to disqualify you from future influence in the Labour Party or some-such then its a clear DPA breach.

Fuckers.

Also, Harriett Harmen specifically mentioned at the start of the campaign that it would enable former members and voters who have drifted to other parties to have some say in the future direction of the party and come back. I'll try to dig the tweet out where she is quoted. She only changed her tune once Corbyn looked like he had a possibility of victory.

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ROCs?

Are they curbing ROCs too?

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Visitors no longer welcomed to Scotland's 'Penis Island'

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Re: apparently...

It's like the misunderstanding that could occur if I was reading a news article out to the wife and it sounded to her like:

"I see the Republican party is receiving large funds from the cock brothers again."

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Re: Proof, (if it were needed)

Granted, Gaelic was dominant at one time but that was about a thousand years ago. Anglo-Saxon and Norman influences dominated the populous lowlands thereafter.

(Who's downvoting the AC by the way. It's a discussion, the questions aren't simple and the answers aren't black and white.)

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Re: Proof, (if it were needed)

To be fair Scottish Gaelic was never the only language in Scotland. Scots was also a major language, coming from the same Germanic root as English but NOT being English. Scottish-English is English with a Scottish Accent, Scots is a Scottish language.

Gaelic is actually an Irish language, more imported than Scots. Before either of those a language from the Brittonic family of Celtic languages (rather than the Gaelic family) was probably dominant.

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 4G: The Android smartie that can take its drink

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Re: SD Storage question

@Hans 1

You got a link to a guide at all? :)

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Re: SD Storage question

Sounds plausible but if I delete the app and re-download won't he lose all his progress in the game?

(I realise this depends how they implement saves but afaik save to cloud is pretty rare still. After all I didn't create login credentials for anything except Angry Birds Star Wars II.)

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Re: 16GB Version?

The first-gen Moto G 16GB wasn't rare at all. I bought a few for family members (using their Tesco Clubcard points)

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SD Storage question

Before I'd consider an Android phone:

I haven't had an Android for a while now but my son's Hudl 2 tablet doesn't make good use of SD Cards at all. When I filled up its 16GB with games I bought a 32GB SD and went through the Apps section in Settings pressing 'Move to SD Card.'

However it only moved about 10% of each game over to the SD Card and the rest stayed on the device.

Bugger all use.

Is this a normal Android behaviour or is it Tesco-specific?

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Suffering a comms blackout in the loo? Now you don't have to

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Maybe you have time to kill

In which case I suggest more fibre.

Mine are like an otter off the bank.

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Rock reboot and the Welsh windy wonder: Centre for Alternative Technology

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Call me a miserable git

But I'd rather take my kids to Sellafield.

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Is your Personal Computer some kind of Hadoop Cluster?

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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This is why

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/put-cancer-in-e-cigarettes-say-non-smokers-2014021983765

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Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentation

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Brain in a jar

Anne Uumellmahaye?

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Re: Not a baby

The abortion limit is 24 weeks in the UK and with good reason. Many abnormalities are only detected at the 20-week scan stage and are not apparent before then. These could mean that the foetus has no chance of survival and may endanger the life of the mother.

Almost all abortions after 20 weeks fall into categories like this. Women don't suddenly decide they don't want a baby half-way in (or if they do they'd get counselling.) The idea that the 24 week limit is there for women who haven't got round to having an abortion yet because they were too busy partying in Ibiza to be bothered is the sort of thing anti-abortion groups would like you to think.

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Too bad it won't live...

...but then again, who does.

To paraphrase Gaff.

As the brain has been created from cells in the Soma rather then the Germ-line then it will have the equivalent genetic damage of a person of the age of the cell donor. It's already aged.

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Rambus decides to enter the semiconductor chip manufacturing game

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Noooo

Let's not have Intel and Rambus giving each other RIMM jobs again at the expense of the consumer!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDRAM

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Home Office seeks advice on Police Radio omnishambles

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Motorola Solutions

That would be Zebra then.

Rather than Google, or Lenovo.

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Stardock’s Start10 brings the familiarity of 7 to Windows 10

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Think I'll get this.

Any ideas if your $4.95 applies to more than 1 machine?

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Malvertising set to wreak one BEELLION dollars in damage this year

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ABP then?

To be honest I hadn't bothered with ABP for a few years but I've put it on everything now.

It has the bonus of making The Daily Mash site actually readable rather than flicking around all over the place as the ads load. Also the ubiquitous Clickbait links are gone. Why did I ever stop using it?

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

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Windows only though

No effect if blatted with Linux?

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Jail incompetent council folk who leak our data, thunders furious BBW

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Re: BBW???

Fatties

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Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

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@YAAC

Therein lies the problem that even the most conservative fascists can't confront. What's good for the goose is good for the gander and it would kill those businesses overnight if attempted.

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Virtually no one is using Apple Music even though it is utterly free

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The UI is a confusing mess and a total faff to use compared to Spotify. Why on earth they thought that mashing up iTunes libraries with a streaming service would give a great experience is beyond me.

However, if I can get used to it in the next couple of months and the library is on a par with Spotify I will probably still swap for the above reason. £15 for a family of four is cheaper than Spotify who would charge me £25 for the privilege.

I just wish they'd realise the error of their ways and release an app free from the iTunes bollox.

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

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Re: There isn't such a thing as death?

Best. Comment. Ever.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

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Re: Disgracefull!

Slightly patronising.

My lad is 7. Sometimes I have to go downstairs to make the dinner or something. It's re-assuring that his computer is locked to pretty much Minecraft.

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Clueless do-gooders make Africa's conflict mineral mines even more dangerous

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Re: Bandit theory

The essential elements that caused these countries to become rich are rule of law and enforcement of contract. Without those investment is too risky to bother with, it's better just to farm the masses for small bits of wealth while they remain dirt poor in those circumstances.

Rule of law has to be enforced against the rulers as well as the masses. Hence the reforms of the Glorious Revolution, more so than Magna Carta, kicking off the beginnings of British dominance in the world in wealth and power. Other countries which still allowed their rulers and elites to welch on deals if they felt like it couldn't muster the investment Britain could.

Rule of law and enforcement of contract generally require a reasonably powerful state to enforce them. Wasteful shit will build around it once wealth starts to grow as noted but that doesn't mean all state-spending is such.

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Hacktivists congratulate Daily Show's Jon Stewart via Donald Trump's website

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Flame

Trump

Heard on Radio 4 the other day that he'd even launched a Trump fragrance.

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‘Secure’ criminal justice email system relies on obsolete protocols

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CJSM

Is that a question?

*chortle*

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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Giffgaff

Giffgaff is pretty good for data and signal round me. The call quality is never the best but adequate.

On the other hand Giffgaff is pretty useless at the in-laws. The signal is great and shows no sign of weakness, calls are fine too, but the '3G' connection seems unable to process data at more than GPRS speeds.

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OnePlus 2: The smartie that's trying to outsmart Google's Android

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Can you put Ubuntu on it?

I was looking for a new second phone since giving my Moto G to the wife but I'm mightily bored with Android :/

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

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CAN Bus

Stands for Controller Area Network, not Car Area Network :)

It's used in Lorries and Aeroplanes, not just cars.

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Slippery, slimy find: LEGGY, WRIGGLY fossil shows SNAKES weren't legless. Or ARMLESS

Richard Wharram

Code monkeys

Is still a thing.

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I, for one, welcome...

Meh

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

Richard Wharram

Re: Mechanical hack

Is that a euphemism?

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CAN Bus

Vehicles use the CAN Bus or variations of. Its behaviour is that a client on the bus broadcasts to all other clients on the bus, providing the bus is currently free or only a lower priority broadcast is underway. Its up to other clients to look at the message and decide if they want to do anything with it.

To be honest it's a great design for the scenarios it was intended for. However, integrating it with the public internet provides some very specific design challenges that perhaps it isn't best suited for. All devices on the bus are trusted by default. Anything on a public network should be untrusted by default.

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

Richard Wharram

Re: ST was better

I had, and loved, an ST. Nowt wrong with the Amiga though. Just couldn't afford both and my friends had STs.

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NSPCC: Two nonces nailed by cops every day

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Smut filter and nonce-catching

I don't understand how the two are related? The smut-filter is an on-off thing for 'adult content.' How could it help catch nonces?

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Galloway and Greens challenge Brit spooks over dragnet snooping

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Oh God...

Don't put me on the same side in any debate as George Galloway. It makes me feel unclean :(

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Navels of angels, existence of...

Given the amount of effect this law currently has on behaviour...

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Are you a Tory-voting IT contractor? Congrats! Osborne is hiking your taxes

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I will be worse off

But I was the UK's Lib Dem voter, not a Tory one.

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Apple Watch is such a flop it's the world's top-selling wearable

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Re: They need to fix the bugs

OK. Relatively speaking.

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They need to fix the bugs

Just had to factory reset and restore from backup for a second time as mine lost connection to the iPhone again.

(I got the cheap one to see what it was like.)

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