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A final BBC Micro, the A3000, was launched in May 1989. It was the last of the line.
Are there any still in active use anywhere? A better title would "BBC Micro would turn 30 if it hadn't died 15 years ago"
Never was a big fan. Not sure if that's because we used them at school, so associated it with school work, or just because I'd been using an Apple][ since I was knee-high to a snail, and two years before I got a BBC Micro to help with school projects, my dad had brought home an Apple Mac to work on, so the idea of the command line interface seemed prehistoric to me.
the one to look out for is Wrecked Revenge Revisited which must surely be due for release any week now.
it's guarenteed to be the best multiplayer fun you've ever had.
it's by the team who did Micro Machines V4 for the psOne and the incredible Mashed games for the PS2. This is basically Mashed, but with flashier graphics and physics. It's going to be awesome!!
Colleague at the office has one of these, and very nice it is too. Feels well build, and the rounded edges spark nostalgia for the way the original iPhon felt in the hand, or an old iPod nano.
Interface seemed very nice and fast, although I wondered how it would work if you have it loaded with a lot of apps. Would it still seem so easy. But then, that's not a problem until there actually are a lot of WinPho apps that are worth having, i guess.
Overall, I liked it, and if it wasn't built by Nokia, and running M$ software, and I didn't already have an iPhone, then I'd likely consider it at length, before choosing an Android or iOS phone instead.
I'm somewhat gobsmacked to discover something sensible has happened in parliment.
Where's Toto, surely this is all just a dream....
You'd prefer another target? A military target? Then name the system!
That's no moon....
"Samsung's Google TV was going to be different from its rivals"
At least, it'll have a different shaped bezel around the edge...
how much does it cost?
i want on in the lounge
not that i'd ever really use it, but surely you could get a MAME emulator running on it and play old fashions pub table space invaders on it, no?
"It's not just the different ways they take input that makes the two incompatible."
Is it not rather the very fact that both take (even require) input, that makes them incompatible?
Both are designed to be given some data, and then do something with it.
For a system to be compatible with Siri or Watson, it would have to be capable of coming up with a question that it wanted an answer to, without any prompting, and to be able to do something with the response, other than interpret it as a question.
You mean there's an investment analyst that's got no clue what's really going on and is just spouting pure guesswork as actual advice and insight? Say it ain't so!
I can't believe these guys get paid for this kind of stuff. Even the weather forecasters are right more often than these analysts.
The theory goes, if someone thinks you've illegally downloaded a music track, they'll have a record of your ip address connecting to whatever server you got the file from.
So regardless of whether you have the file on your machine or not, and regardless if you've since replaced it with a legitimate version from iCloud, or bought the CD and ripped it, they'll still sue you based on the record of the illegal download.
It merits 5 thumbs down (at the time of writing) because the OP hasn't bothered to even see if that's how the system works, which it isn't.
If you loose your signal, the music files are still on your iPhone. Just as they're still on your desktop machine. And they're still in the iCloud.
But if you add a music track to your desktop machine, it'll be copied up to the iCloud and then immediately pushed down to your iPhone (if you wish)
They've never said it was an online streaming service.
tags aren't used
They don't use the id tags to match the tracks, that'd be a bit daft for the very reason you point out.
"When iTunes on your computer looks at your songs, it takes an audio snapshot of each one so that it can compare them directly against the iTunes Store database. This way, even if you’ve mislabeled Brian Eno as The Beatles (“wow, their later work really pushed the envelope!”), iTunes will get you the right match.
The same goes for live concerts vs studio recordings: if it’s on the iTunes Store, it’ll figure it out. (A lot of people had trouble with this part initially, but as of now, it’s pretty flawless at picking the right version.)"
the London looks damn nice
but why are they going to take so long to bring it to market? if they release it now, they'll snap up a lot of people that were disappointed by the iPhone4S and who will otherwise get Galaxy S IIs.
Release it in autumn next year, and they'll be fighting to get any attention amid the predictable hype and expectation for the iPhone5
not exactly "cracked open" if you still have to spoof the id of a 4S and therefore can't include it in anything you wish to be widely distributed.
reversed engineered, yes, but not really usable in the real world
oh dear god no!!!
As a purely Lego movie, in the style of the computer games, and those fantastic short movies that were around the web a few years ago, it'd be brilliant.
But mixing in live action? It's going to be horrific. It'll be like a Power Rangers movie or worst yet, the horrific car crash that was the Garbage Pail Kids movie :(
Roger Rabbit definitely made it work, but everything else.... wait, doesn't Avatar count as a mix of animated and live action? Then again, Roger Rabbit was still better than that, so your original point still stands.
They should aim to release it in a year and one week from now. What better way to celebrate Gazpacho Soup day?
ref: series 7 episode 2
So we'll be able to stream Red State then? that's ace!
But then again, but the time Netflix launches, I'll have bought the film on blu-ray, so won't have to stream it.
so after all the hype and the anticipation of the BF vs MW face-off, turns out there wasn't any competiton at all and it was a walkover
Been using Instapaper on the iPhone for ages, and the iPad version is just brilliant.
Easily my most used app on my iOS devices and while i'm at work :-)
old skool asteroids graphics
all that graphic needs is a small white triangle, pew-pew'ing the asteroid as it gets near
i'm just saying, it looks like the big bad sphere of evil from the Fifth Element
we're all doomed!! doomed i say!!!
I seem to have stumbled on the wrong website my mistake. I was expecting plenty of angry rants here on the iron fisted fist of Sony being unreasonable... or are we just all overly happy because it's a friday?
no, feck off!
If a leap second occurring on a regular basis causes problems, then a leap minutes every century, when people will have forgotten the last time it occurred and it catches everyone by surprise, is going to cause chaos.
If you want lighter evenings, move further south, or to europe. I've very much enjoyed waking up an hour later this week than I did last week and wish we could move the clocks backwards in the Spring too, but we can't that's would be madness. It's going to get dark in the evenings eventually in the winter anyway, no mater what time zone we're using. If we stick with BST year round, then people will start wanting a BST++ in the summer, and a BST+ in the winter and before long, we're on the same timezone as Japan. Deal with it, we live in this part of the world, this is how the daylight hours work. Feck off elsewhere if it bugs you that much.
happy happy joy joy
Damn that looks good
and damnit but it's going to be a long, long wait to go drive the streets of Los Santos
"state of the art" algorithms
state of the art? really?
select count(msg_id), location from tweets where comment like "%it's bloody pissing down again%"
group by location
So to rationalise those numbers by manufacturer would come out as, i think:
RIM = 9.86 %
HTC = 9.84 %
Apple = 8.10 %
Samsung = 6.99
Sony Ericsson = 1.86 %
Nokia = 0.61 %
heaven is running OS X 10.9 and the angels have ditched harps for iPads
really looking forward to playing this
but sadly, have been banned from buying myself anything until Xmas, so shall have to wait until then :( so unfair :(
remote reminds me of the remotes that B&O were using back in the 90s, only not quite so nice.
worth mentioning perhaps that Sophos make an antivirus tool for OS X that seems pretty reasonable, and it's free too.
in your opinion, that is.
I feckin' loved GTA4, and the sequels.
In my opinion, GTA5 officially announced is the best news I've heard all year.
What happens after a corporation shoots itself in the foot?
It aims for the other one, evidently.
This is the one thing that everyone has been loudly complaining about since the Playbook was first announced.
It evidently isn't their highest priority, which means they're trying to target a totally different audience than the one that's shown interest in the device.
Which seems daft.
bestr superhero game ever?
I have to concur.
But then, having spent every waking hour over the weekend playing the game, that's not surprising. And I'm not finished either. There's so much gameplay in there. Endless replayability too. Graphics look good. Storyline is okay. Appearances by tons of the major villains. And just difficult enough to stop it being boring, but at no point impossible and off-putting.
Thoroughly entertaining. What more can you want from a game? These days it seems many games focus too hard on the graphics or the gimmicks, and forget to make the game fun and enjoyable too. That's not a failing of Arkham City.
they've gotta pay the wages for all those lawyers somehow
so one more reason then...
to avoid installing Flash player.
to be honest...
I would love to dismiss this, saying that in these days of iOS and Android gaming, there's little place for a dedicated gaming machine.
But I know full well that as soon as there's a GTA game released specifically for the Vita and not available on the PS3, then I'll be buying this. So I'd better start saving up I guess...
didn't they tell us this was going to happen
I thought that in the results of the last quarter, Tim Cook said they were expecting the figures in the comming quarter to be down due to transition of a new product. so Apple both recognised this themselves and told Wall Street it was going to happen 3 months ago. But seems so-called analysts are only content to listen to themselves and unnamed rumour sources.
the economy would be in a far healthier state if got rid of all analyst roles right now.
Or even, sack all the current analysts and replace them with a room full of monkeys with typewriters. I doubt anyone would know the difference.
this just proves to Apple that it's worth delaying their releases. Expect the iPhone5 not to be released until October 2013 now, and they'll be selling 8m on the first weekend
i think they meant they sold more in the first hour in 2011 than they did in the first hour in 2010, not the entire year.
So what does Win8 give that Android doesn't? Are they assuming it's a free pass for adoption in the enterprise space because it has the Microsoft badge on it?
yes, it'll need to be around that price to be a success. but chances are, it won't be.
that's why i changed my PSN password to a long random string that isn't used anywhere else, because it was obvious this was going to happen again some time
Because you can tell Siri "My wife is ...." and then when you tell it to send messages to your wife, it looks up the previous contact you linked.
Seem to work for most familial relations. Although, not sure if caters for the more convoluted family trees such as "brother-uncle" "mother-sister" etc etc.
Maybe it auto-sets a bango ringtone for those contacts
snore off Stallman
Some of us like it inside our walled garden. Walled gardens allow for protection against the elements, so it looks nicer, and neater, and the weeds get routinely pruned. We don't get foxes coming along at night and eating the chickens, and there's a nice gazeebo affair in the middle, where you can enjoy a cuppa tea without getting rained on or the wind whipping away your cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches (crustless, cut in triangles, obviously).
Just because it doesn't fit into your weed-induced-hippie-utopia vision of the perfect world doesn't give you the right to knock down our walls and trample over the gerberas and drink our kool-aid and pinch the chicken drumsticks off the bbq, you bloody oik!
because the markets also listen to the 'analysts' who were positive there'd be a iphone5 this week and that the iPod classic was getting the axe.
The article is 10 reasons why you shouldn't buy an iphone5.
But all the evidence is that an iPhone5 isn't going to be released this month, it'll be an iPhone4S that's announced tonight. So perhaps Lewis is just winding us up and the 11th reason he'll give us tomorrow: that the iPhone5 is just rumour and guesswork at the moment
no it's not.
oh i dunno
1) Never had a problem with any of mine. Had a few close calls, admittedly, but sometimes it's nice to spend the last 5 minutes walking home from work, listening to the birds in the trees, being aware of the cars zooming past me
2) if you use iTunes and it's Smart playlists properly, you won't have a need for extra memory.
3) it would seem that Amazon would wish to argue that walled-garden businesses are the way of the future. buying an iphone or a kindle just puts you at the front of the new age.
4) but then again, really, who bothers to phone anyone these days? if you can't txt or tweet it, it's not worth saying
5) not so. all those other fools have the old iphone model. therefore you must be seen with the very brand new on to stand out from the crowd.
6) Just because he's a celebrity and expresses his opinion, doesn't mean he's wrong. and besides, you don't find many other celebrities gushing about the android alternatives do you?
7) Same can be said about BMWs and Fords
8) Surely this is a reason TO buy the new one, as it'll have a new antenna design, rather than the old iPhone4 (on which, i might add, i've yet to find the antenna issue occur without getting cramp in my hand trying to force it to happen)
9) bigger isn't always better. Bono's sunglasses cover more of his face than other sunglasses, but i still think they look ugly
10) as before, gotta buy at the start before the hoi poloi get their hands on it
and there's a great reason to buy the phone:
just as you've no doubt revelled in trolling the apple fanboys with this article, merely by buying the latest iPhone on release day, we get get to troll every windows and android fanatic at once. and that's worth any amount of apple-taxation :-) :-)
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