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24 posts • joined 5 Jan 2010

Free Windows 8 desktop app development is dead

GarethJones
Mushroom

Re: Why do Microsoft..

Oh yes they are.... All together now children.

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GarethJones
Flame

Why do Microsoft..

keep shooting themselves in the foot. From what I can see business are going to shun windows 8 just for the amount of training it is going to need. After all IT budgest are being cut world wide at the moment, it's not as if there's buckets ofcash lying around.

Now they are alienating all of the smaller software devs out there by forcing them to use the Metro Interface, which IMO is not suitible for a desktop environment. Phones - Yes; Tablets - Yes, but not desktops.

All they need to do now, is p-off the OEM's and consumer's.

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UK milk wastage = 20,000 cars = actually completely unimportant

GarethJones

Re: As with all these Eco stories...

Oh I see, I stand corrected.

So all these Eco types, shouting from the rooftops to reuse toilet paper as it's saves the environment, are actually doing so to prove to the opposite. Well that does make more sense of the whole thing.

/Sarcasm

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GarethJones
Alert

As with all these Eco stories...

...I always think the same thing, civilisations come and go, so do species.

When it's our time, it's our time!.

All this wishful thinking about man being able to halt an ice age reminds me of King Canute trying to hold back the tide, pointless and above all arrogant.

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Apple drops '4G' label from new iPad

GarethJones
FAIL

Re: PIFFFT

Erm, so your worried about a Greek Terroist attempting to intercept your calls on a GSM network.

You don't happen to be wearing a tin foil hat, do you?

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'Fake Carla Bruni' Twitter account spreads Thatcher death rumour

GarethJones
Headmaster

Re: WHO THE HELL IS THATCHER

Just follow this link

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=margaret+thatcher

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Standing NEXT to an HTML coder is like standing NEXT TO GOD

GarethJones
Megaphone

Ok I will bite..

I understand that the article is supposed to be read "Tounge in Cheek", but anyone who describes HTML as a programming language needs to start writing in assembler. This will teach you the basics of real programming and give you the building blocks and understanding of what is really happing "under the hood",which can then be applied to any other REAL programming language.

HTML, by my definition cannot be described as a programming language as the basics are missing. I.E Branching, Looping and conditionals. As I see it HTML defines the layout and content of a web page. Which in turn is parsed by the browser calling the appropriate real code functions along the way to produce the desired web page.

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Computer nostalgia is 10 PRINT 'BOLLOCKS'

GarethJones
Headmaster

Re: 30 RUN

The only reason I can see for having line 30 is would be to auto run the program once loaded from tape.

E.G SAVE "BOLLOX" LINE 30

...But saying that you could just start it at line 10 and save a bit of memory (it was in short supply then).

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Ten... eight-bit classic games

GarethJones
Facepalm

Re: 8 Bit?

8bit is a reference to the CPU architecture not a modern day GPU.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-bit

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You're crap and paid too much for the little work you actually do

GarethJones
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This is the very reason...

...why I won't work for large corporates, I did in the past and found that there was far too much office politics involved in EVERYTHING, with people back stabbing the brown nosing their way to the top.

I would much rather work for a small Software house, were everyone is on first name terms and people know what you do, as they are interested in you as a person, rather than a bum on a seat.

OK, my pay may not be as good as if I worked in a large company, but the quality of my working life more than makes up for it. I have enough to live on and a bit more besides, that's all I need financially. Chasing more and more money, does not make the job any better, it might make you feel better in the short term but underneath it all, you are still going to be unhappy, if it's a crap job with little or no recognition

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Journos 'risk charges' for covering Parliamentary debates

GarethJones
WTF?

Where does this leave

BBC Parliament? As they would have to break broadcast, mute the sound or delay broadcast, Just in case someone say's something that would break this rather stupid and farcical law.

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High Court squashes Digital Economy Act challenge

GarethJones
FAIL

This will all end in tears

The DEA is ill thought out and in my opinion will only catch the innocent and IT illiterate people. As everyone with enough knowledge will know how to bypass the measures they put in place.

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Phone seller pre-peddles white iPhone 4 for UNDER A GRAND!

GarethJones
FAIL

Expansis have change the price

to "Not announced".

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English Defence League site pulled offline after defacement

GarethJones
Thumb Up

Well Said.

Left/Right/Up/Down, is doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

What does matter, is that thinking you are superior to another human based on a perceived difference is just downright wrong, idiotic and just does not make sense.

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The cost of beating Apple's shrewd screws? £2

GarethJones
Coat

Need to open an IPhone

...Nothing a 10lb lump hammer, can't solve.

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Pay and holidays trimmed for CSC outsourcers

GarethJones
Grenade

That's Outrageous

I know what my answer to that would be, and it wouldn't be polite.

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COBOL drinks from cloudy fountain of youth

GarethJones
Coat

I saw this 25+ years ago as grafitti

COBOL is a language as dead as dead can be,

It killed off the NCC and now it's killing me.

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Steve Jobs denies Judas Phone antenna problems

GarethJones
Headmaster

Blackberry Bumper?!?

I doubt whether it would fit the Blackberry?

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Apple denies iPhone 4 antenna glitch, blames inaccurate signal bars

GarethJones
WTF?

So...

Basically they are providing a Kludge in the software to mask a hardware problem. H ence no need to recall the devices already shipped/sold and saving a bucket load of cash and possibly a dip a share price.

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Nipper's naked arse provokes Street View outrage

GarethJones
Thumb Down

Won't somebody think of the children!!!

If the Mother is so worried about her childs backside being seen who on earth would she let him outside without at least some pants on?? I've got news for her, It's your JOB as a parent to do so.

Why, is there such a culture in the UK at the present of blaming everyone for your own mistakes.

As Father Jack Hackett would say "Arse"..

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Premature ejaculation means fanbois get iPhones early

GarethJones
Pint

Responsibly???

Since when do IT workers drink anything responsibly, coffee, coke, beer. ETC. :-)

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Adobe clutches chance to bury Steve Jobs 'hog' insult

GarethJones

Is Flash like Basic?

Flash itself is more of a web designer/graphics package but adobe have created a language for us old fashioned proggies called Flash Builder.

As a programming language, I see it as a mix between C and Pascal is quite easy to pick up and there are loads of instrucional videos from Adobe available.

Download a free trial from http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/.

Regards

Gareth

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Pants bombs vs America: The infernal conflict

GarethJones
Joke

Chemicals used

I recon the "Chemicals" used were "Star Dust" and lemonade. Those of us old enough to remember the '70's will know how explosive that combination is.

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U2 frontman bitchslapped by TalkTalk

GarethJones
Pint

I upgraded my internet connection to 20Mb

Only to download Linux Distro's.

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