8 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
Re: Those were the days
and Chocks Away! Has there ever been a more fun and playable flight sim than Chocks Away?
The important question which nobody has asked yet
Can it play "Chocks Away"?
It had me laughing out loud, while also thinking "I bet a lot of people just don't get it".
Reminded me of the semi-satirical product placements in Billy the Fish.
Google need to make up their mind
Do they want a broad and open ecosystem or a controlled proprietary structure?
It looks really cool
But I did see in another article the line "Braben hopes to distribute it within 12 months".
If ever a man had a motto...
"Things get easier if you're using virtualized desktops"
Wellll... yes, maybe, but companies are failing to manage the huge trap that this can lead them into with software licensing, particularly in hot desk environments with roaming profiles.
Take Microsoft's policy, for example: "Software Licenses are needed for all devices, be they traditional PCs, thin clients, or blade PCs, etc. that are used to access virtual images of Office, Project and/or Visio."
So, we've granted a couple of copies of Visio Professional to a couple of users. But they're wandering round the whole office, using numerous PCs with their roaming profile. It's certainly *easier* to track where they've been, I guess, but the potential cost is much higher.
Anyone can look up the make/model of a car from its Reg number
It's a free service on the DVLA website.
You can't get drivers' details quite so easily although they're quite happy to punt those out to all sorts of fly by night "private ticketing" operations and the like
A good response by Apple to Nokia's announcement the other day that they were researching the possibility of trickle charging their mobiles using ambient EMF wave energy.
Apple might want to turn this one down a bit. Fast charging is all very well, but this seems a bit excessive.
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