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The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night covered Hartley rather well, too. It's available on iPlayer.
Apple have won this market
In terms of design, I've not really seen anything to challenge Apple's fondle-slab. I suspect they've won this market, rather like they have with MP3 players; the often technically superior losing out to the beautifully designed iPod.
Normally I'm a huge fan of the O'Reilly stable but for CSS I always Google W3Schools.
Note I've nothing to do with them, other than they're the first result I look for when searching "nowrap css equivalent" for the umpteenth time.
A Govt IT good news story? That makes a change. What a world we live in!
It's fun to read
They got there by following a coastal route from the Arabian peninsula, via India and South East Asia. Sea levels were much lower tens of thousands of years ago, meaning Oz wasn't so isolated as now (it was joined to New Guinea for one thing. Rising sea levels have also obliterated the archeological record of early modern humans lving on Aisan beaches (in many places those beaches are now 100km out to sea). Genetic studies are quite clear on how Aboriginies are related to the rest of humanity.
Try reading about it. These are all good.
Out of Eden by Stephen Oppenheimer
Deep Ancestry by Spencer Wells
The Incredible Human Journey by (TV's) Alice Roberts
They can rack off
The "axe" found was one of dozens normally found hanging from prehistoric hats.
Google won the search engine war because it was lean, mean and focussed. OK they've got no responsibility whatsoever towards Scroogle but IMO it's a sign that they're getting fat, just like all the other new contenders do eventually.
So who's lining up to take the crown? Bing? Someone else? A rejuvenated Altavista?
For £1500 (and looking like a more money than sense tosser) you can. Personally I'd rather spend £1500 on crisps and beer.
That's the sound of the nail being hit on the head. I've got a Acer Aspire One and it gets twice the use of my "grown up" laptop. It has a decent keybord and the screen size is fine, even for lightweight photo editing. It's not the fastest but I really object to lugging those extra kg around these days.
Don't dick about with the keyboard. Still an early attempt and good to see some "quality" brands introducing these ARM devices. Maybe they'll be mature enough by the time my Aspire One is showing it's age.
Stay well clear
Zuckerberg and the 499 other select few will make a ton of money out of this. The rest of us should stay well clear. People who are still sore about missing the boat on Microsoft, Google, etc. will chuck money at it and regret doing so until Facebook is as relevant as Friends Reunited.
@John Mangan, Gordon 10
Oh righto. Cheers.
A wicked case of the bends?
"Rather, you'll get a wicked case of the bends, which occurs when nitrogen bubbles enter the bloodstream. It can prove lethal to ocean divers who surface too quickly."
I'm not sure where this nitrogen's going to come from in a vacuum. I accept that you maybe don't die quite so pyrotechnically as Hollywood suggests but surely it'd be more akin to drowning than the bends?
Nitpicking aside, a good article. I read the lot and haven't even watched New Battlestar Galactica.
It's about Office
Until there's a full fat cloudy Excel and Office Windows will continue to dominate.
It's been the year of desktop Linux for every one of at least the last 10 years. Much as I love the penguin, I'm in the minority. Mobile devices are taking over in the consumer market but business still needs (or thinks it needs) spreadsheets and bloody Powerpoint presentations.
Good for you. I read the BBC's news site but find it a little light on analysis, heavy on parrotting whatever press release they've just been handed. Auntie's been poor since losing the pissing contest with Blair over reporting the cockamamie reasons for invading Iraq.
For important stuff I want to read a second view. With a backbone.
@greedy grasping billionare
Did you honestly expect Murdoch to give it away for free? TBH other newspapers should get their inky fingers out and follow suit or he and the bloggers will be the only game in town. Then we'll really be screwed.
That Flash animation. Why? I know the Amiga's something of a retro platform but that doesn't mean they should fill their site with 90s web clutter.
It's so bad it's actually compelling. I may return there tonight and mouseover it some more.
"displaying contempt towards a public servant"
If they ever introduce that law in Blighty I'll turn myself in. And you can throw away the key.
On a serious note, "anonymous" emails aren't big or clever and I'm not that sorry this tool's getting banged up.
Superb, Lewis. Have a beer.
Thanks for the metric system and all. It whizzes on pounds and ounces from a great height.
Now it's time to let go before the French "kilo" becomes as anachronistic as the comedy weights and measures it replaced.
Ah. Not too impressive a flight (plummet?), then. Still it was fun following it on Twitter. I'm not registering though, I've no desire to become one of you twats
Personally I draw the line at my status updates, photos, etc. leaking out.
The fact that I'm discoverable is something I can live with. In fact it's one of the key advantages of Facebook. If you (not you personally, Letters to the Editor, I just loathe the word "one") don't like the discoverability you really should stick to email.
"providing he can find a really insecure computer"
There's an old Win98 box in the office that he'd be welcome to.
I rather like it
By preference I use linux but I use Windows 7 for work. It's not perfect but, after working out how to turn off the worst excesses of the GUI, I rather it. It's stable, so far, and gets out of the way of my doing my job. Nice one MS
And this is THE REGISTER
Which is read by DEVELOPERS and other IT PROFESSIONALS who might have A BIT MORE INTEREST in the matter than your average CONSUMER.
I'm off for a lie down after all that MORONIC CAPITALISATION
I used to use them for dialup internet back in the day, and hosted a few of my early sites with them. Their support was good (you'd usually talk to the same person each time - try that one BT!) and they had some good ideas like FreeNetName (remember them?).
Small wonder crowds are shrinking
- Xmas Round-up Ten top tech toys to interface with a techie’s Christmas stocking
- Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps
- NSFW Oz couple get jiggy in pharmacy in 'banned' condom ad
- Exploits no more! Firefox 26 blocks all Java plugins by default
- Shivering boffins nail Earth's coldest spot