18 posts • joined Tuesday 23rd June 2009 12:06 GMT
Will nobody suggest the hybri scalextric option?
Looks forward to the crossover section!!
I thought it meant
As seen on WATCHDOG, CRIMEWATCH etc...
Hey it was my home control system
I had BBC Master and used it with the Red Box system to automate home sockets and integrate with motion detectors.
How hard is that to do now!
Many hours getting to about 800,000 credits and the order of elite - I often wish I could play that again too sometimes. Did Raxxla really exist??
Still have a BBC B programming book that I cant bring myself to throw away either.
i remember being proud of myself for working out the maths of how to draw circles and create a nice big clock (until the archimedes gave the circle command)
I miss my archimedes with the 10Mb HDD the most tho :(
But this isn't new....
i remember by trusty Acorn Archimedes flashing into life with the RiscOS in an EPROM (ok, not quite the same as CMOS or flash) and this loaded instantly from power on. The HDD was still spinning up and I could already acces the machine.
At the time I could never understand why people wanted to load an OS from a floppy disk which took ages with its little tunk tunk tunk noise as it stepped through the tracks.
As OS loads moved from floppy to HDD installs they bloated massively clearly attempting to fill all the space available with features and apps that would more than likely never get executed in the entire life of the device. Even with Internet access we still fill our local storage with unused bloat.
I still regret ever getting rid of my Acorn - Still one of the best machines I have ever used and programmed.
perhaps patent litigation is the new career of choice. With all the corps suing each other for patents of dubious merit instead of developing products there will be a never ending flow of money into law.
Hope the lawyers dont book 6 minute meetings or IBM will sue them for that too...
The benefit of a heatsink is that you get a period of grace if the fan isn't working to shutdown. With this method the CPU would fry instantly in the event of an impeller fail. This may be OK for larger and (less time critical) failures in air-conditioning etc but I think the metal block on the CPU is here for a while. its a lot cheaper to replace a heatsink fan than a CPU!
It did say cultural events...
they probably could do that on the back of an old envelope...
Tied platforms will simply make things very expensive
Each device instead of being generic will be hand-crafted to the OS running, sell a small number due to demand or version +1changes
All we need now is to finish tying them down to networks then everyone will be able to say their device is unique whilst breaking the hardware manufacturers freedom to innovate.
Surely this means ALL search engine results are in violation???
i cant understand how any search engine could remain in business without linking to content? surely this is the end of search as we know it google or otherwise.
same from inland revenue
They got quite shirty when I said I didn't know them from Adam and didnt want to provide DOB etc for them to check my identity - I told them I would call back.
Other half has also had calls claiming to be from NatWest Bank but in this case a clear case of attempted fraud (the phone number used was listed on internet as source of many scams)
I have also had similar issues in the past with a credit card company that always called other half while I was at work. After they called every day for a week and said that they could not accept assurances of what time i would be home from someone else I complained that they were engaged in nothing less than harrasment.
Banks are not the only organisation that have forgotten that trust is a two way street I am afraid.
I an not sure that common sense will not prevail on this one though.
seems to me that...
patent law is bad for innovation and bad for small businesses. But good for lawyers and stifling competition by throwing barriers in front of other products.
Android/Linux etc are targetted because of the money involved perhaps thats becuase this is a product people want...
Why on earth would you want an e-book?
I cannot understand the benefits at all - like the rest of the public!
With an e-book
I don't own a copy of the book.
If the reader breaks or goes out of date the books are lost.
I am reliant on other people granting me certificates etc to access content.
I rely on batteries/power supplies to read
Readers are bulky and expensive if just used as e-newspaper
You cant lend/sell/swap books with friends or charity shops etc
If I look after it it will last years
The publisher going bankrupt will not stop me from keeping the book
There is no advance of technology to cope with, migrating e-book formats and certifcates over time is impossible
I can carry a book anywhere
I can read without a power supply
I can borrow a book from a library
I like the principle of e-book readers and buying e-books - it uses less trees, I dont use a wall of my house with shelving etc etc. but the technology is all about contolling my access to things I have paid for while technology is making itself redundant all the time.
Imagine referring to your university text books from 20 years ago if they had been an e-book? Your reader would not even plug into a PC and would have needed a modem etc. !
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