* Posts by AceRimmer1980

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Seminal adventure game The Hobbit finally ported to the Dragon 64

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Re: Attribute Clash

There exists a retro band called 'Attribute Clash and the Rubber Keys' :-)

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Re: Platform War

Memotech MTX512 ftw ;-)

Got its name from how much memory it *could* have, i.e. optional 512K 'silicon disk' expansion. If you won the pools. Also, twin 5 1/4 floppies for running CP/M, if you sold a few organs.

Hardware very similar to MSX machines, but disappointingly few game conversions. Highlight was probably a Manic Miner clone, starring..Miner Dick..

And I also had a Speccy and C64. At one point 2 C64's, with self-written networking system for development. I still have my printer port -> user port cable, which could squirt 64k over in under 10 seconds.

My soldering scars are starting to itch, I think I'll get an Arduino.

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YouTube sharecroppers start world’s most useless trade union

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Re: Internetainerpreneur

Self-facilitating media node? #nathanbarley

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An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

AceRimmer1980
Mushroom

Re:Weaponeer had to crawl into the bomb bay

Did anyone else hear 'When Johnny comes marching home' at this image?

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Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

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Go

Re: Shiny

That's another franchise, also with a ship with engine pods on its wingtips.

And got cancelled unexpectedly.

Oh.

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Alien

Re: "we got there fist"

Remind me to avoid those particular probes.

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Pokemon Go oh no no no, we're not reading your email, says gamemaker

AceRimmer1980
Childcatcher

Re: Pokemon and Peekmon!

The Primary Main Objective is to become Royal Crown Chinpokomaster.

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Meet the 1,000 core chip that can be powered by an AA battery

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: Sounds like a transputer

I used to work at a small company in Bristol which made image processing boards based around Transputers. The most common model was the T800 <obvious 'hasta la vista' joke />

As Occam was as much fun as chewing your own limbs, we were also provided with a Parallel-C compiler, which would scale the code over however many cores were available. It was pretty funny to see these boards in a £1000 PC, the cost of which was dwarfed by these boards, and was only being used for PSU/file storage anyway :-D

As the earlier correspondent noted, they were a neat idea which got overtaken by ChipZilla's R&D budget. But in this day and age, some of the run-time paradigms and algorithms might return to relevance.

Pint for my interview for this job taking place in the nearby pub.

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Sneaky brown dwarf gives us a bright flash and astroboffins are confused

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Oil & Rust

It's the Colonial fleet being scuttled.

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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

AceRimmer1980
Meh

I had an HTC Hero, which came with 1.6. There was supposedly an OTA upgrade to 2.1, but this never happened, despite many calls to my provider.

One root later, I stuck Cyanogen on it, and it ran 2.3.7 (gingerbread) quite nicely.

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'UnaPhone' promises Android privacy by binning Google Play

AceRimmer1980
Black Helicopters

Re: "scrubs out and falsifies information that [..] would allow carriers to identify the handset"

Pretty sure that in the UK, it's an offence to modify the IMEI of a phone. This is mainly to stop backstreet hackers from changing the identity of a stolen phone, cos the remote brickage is based around the IMEI.

Even rinsing out the stuff at an OS level would be a big difference, the MIB's would then get no more information than if you were using a Nokia 1101.

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Bletchley finds Hitler plain text war machine on Ebay, buys for £10

AceRimmer1980
Devil

Re: I feel a Downfall pardody coming on...

But Mein Fuhrer, they must have been using autosniping software.

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Should space be a biz-free zone? Join us on June 22 to find out

AceRimmer1980

Fake goats

Capricorn One

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Database admin banned from Oxford Street for upskirt filming

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: No oracle

was it a youknicks system?

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BBC's Britflix likely dead before the ink has even dried on the news

AceRimmer1980
Pirate

Revenue from DVD Sales

and how much of that was (note past tense) Top Gear?

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Robot surgeon outperforms human doctor with porcine patients

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Liability?

Surgeon fucks up=possible action suit, so apart from the human aspect of caring for the patient, he/she wouldn't want the bad press.

Robot fucks up=developers shrug shoulders, and point to the terms and conditions that the patient signed. The pint is what I'm betting that people don't even read them for Flash updates.

I'm guessing that when this goes live, the NHS will give you a robot by default, unless you go private, or the paramedic that brought you in decides it's outside the range of 'bottable conditions.

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Switch survives three hours of beer spray, fails after twelve

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Survives 3 hours exposure to beer, falls over after 12

Much like my last boss.

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Daft Punk: Snowden goes electronica

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Oh, Edward

But JM Jarre's opuses are mainly instrumentals.

So he'll be blowing whistle..

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French scream sacré bleu! as US govt gives up the internet to ICANN

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

Re: Obliged

/pedant

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Humans – 1 Robots – 0: Mercedes deautomates production lines

AceRimmer1980

Re: Me: Fa: So

Yes, we're waiting for a shipment of "weeping angel" nuclear fuel cells, as these would seem to have lower emissions than the diesel engines. As long as you keep looking at them.

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Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

AceRimmer1980
Coat

The time has come.

Execute order 53.

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Back to the Future's DeLorean is coming back to the future

AceRimmer1980
Boffin

How many MPG* does it get

*Months (of time travel) Per Gram (of plutonium)

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

AceRimmer1980

Re: I like ravens.

Will Clara be on Dr Who again?

Nevermore.

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Re: Flubble

Gallifreyan Express? That'll do nicely.

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IT Angle

"I promise she is under my protection."

/Clara is actually in peril, does nothing..

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Made you jump! Space to give Earth an asteroid Halloween scare

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Re: Space Balls

Well at least we now know how fast 'ludicrous speed' is :P

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Blighty's Bloodhound 1,000mph rocket car unveiled ahead of record attempt

AceRimmer1980
Go

so there I was, driving at 1,000 mph across the desert

and I *still* had a white Transit sat an inch from my back bumper, flashing me to get out of its way..

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V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

AceRimmer1980
Devil

WinTen is coming

whether you want it or not.

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Prof Hawking cracks riddle of black holes – which may be portals to other universes

AceRimmer1980
Pint

There's only one bit of 'information' I want from another universe

and that's a complete box set of Firefly, seasons 1-9.

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That's a big 4Ker of a cosmos: 3D planetarium to open in Bristol

AceRimmer1980
Go

144 core fibre ducts?

A bus network Bristol can be proud of, for a change

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NASA primed for 9-minute live test of mighty rocket motor

AceRimmer1980
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To the moon..and beyond!

Not quite the same ring to it, but it's a step in the right direction.

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Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Was it made from

Titanium?

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World-beating TWO-QUADRILLION-WATT LASER fired by boffins

AceRimmer1980
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We're gonna need

a bigger shark..

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

AceRimmer1980
FAIL

Does anyone

remember where we parked?

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Hawking, Musk, Woz (and Riley): ROBOTS will KILL US ALL

AceRimmer1980

Re: Excellent

*Hawking.

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Boffins go to FUNGI town: Riddle of 100-year-old HAIRY, ICY dead wood finally cracked

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Frozen hair ice?

Let it grow.

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Galactic BIRTH: ALMA peers THIRTEEN BEELLLION years into Dawn of Time Itself

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: I'm definitely not suited for astrophysics

This is not maddening. This is star pore.

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Universal Pictures finds pirated Jurassic World on own localhost, fires off a DMCA takedown

AceRimmer1980
Pirate

Was it a Unix system?

cos I know these.

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

AceRimmer1980

Hive of scum and villainy?

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Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

Spooky

The FT reporter's name is: Sarah Connor

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-33363155

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DUCKCROCZILLA 'alien' dinosaur could emerge from THE SEA

AceRimmer1980
Linux

Duckzilla

vs Megapenguin.

Go for it, Asylum.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

AceRimmer1980
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That bloke's a nutter.

Oi! Nutter!

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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

AceRimmer1980
WTF?

10 seconds

to trans mission..

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

AceRimmer1980

Re: or...

Expensive?

I'd say, about A MEELION DOLLARS!

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Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

AceRimmer1980

Re: Put OpenGL ES onto Windows Phone

For the same reason that other Microsoft products support cross-platform industry standards. Kind of like why IE is *so much better* now (CSS3/ACID3 etc) why Unreal Tournament runs better when using OpenGL drivers.

If MS want more WinPho8 games, lack of OGLES is what is scaring developers away (Y'know, both Android and IOS has it)

(OGLES, because, well, Paris)

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Windows

Put OpenGL ES onto Windows Phone

then I'll be interested.

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Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO

AceRimmer1980
Pint

This.

My Grandad was working at Honeysuckle Creek at the time. I have a piece of the Eagle.

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Smartwatch sales off to a very slow start

AceRimmer1980
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+1 for the battery

Timex, reintroduce the Ironman USB (and give it bluetooth), you were ahead of your time.

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Software needs meaty cores, not thin, stringy ARMs, says Intel

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Was it written in Occam?

Good guess :-) but no, we had a parallel-C compiler (I'm guessing this linked to a similar RTL)

Obviously not suited to every problem, but still, if you could express your algorithm using what must've been some sort of Map/Reduce paradigm, you could do your development on a single TRAM and then run it on the departmental beast when ready.

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Boffin

auto-parrallelise code?

20 years ago, I worked for a company which made image processing boards based around Transputers. You could have as many chips as your wallet could stand, and the code would indeed auto-parrallelise, and scale nicely. If the principles were well-known then, why can't this still be done?

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