* Posts by RatX

5 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010

Is this the worst Blockchain idea you've ever heard?

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Holmes

Life Imitates Art

Anybody watching Silicon Valley will surely find the latter idea eerily familiar?

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Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core

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"Store"

I'm by no means a developer, but "Microsoft has also added Store integration, though it is not what you are used to on desktop Windows 10. Installing an application from the Store is a multi-step process involving the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer, creating a package, and then copying it to a special folder on the device before rebooting.",

doesn't seem to be able to compete with

$ sudo apt-get install python

in terms of elegance or efficiency? I've been looking forward to this, but it seems to be mired in Microsoft's notoriously complex and layered development methodology. It's all well and good, but once you've gone and learnt it all they'll just ditch the whole thing and move on to the next thing the marketing department has latched on to. Probably a sound strategy in terms of shareholders, but just never seems to be quite worth the effort to me.

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Boffins shake up smartphone with motion-sensor as microphone

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In other news, "researchers" have found a way of stealthily using a smartphone's light sensor as a 1x1 pixel monochrome spy cam! Provided they're given unrestricted physical access to your phone for a few hours in their lab... I'm reasonably sure there are much greater threats to our privacy we need to be made aware of than this twaddle.

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Biltong, braais, being an 'IT bitch': A UK woman on working in Africa

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She has only positive things to say, and she's working towards the improvement of the technological footprint in Africa. She makes the most of all the good things which are on offer, and doesn't harp on ad nauseum about Eskom, the ANC or etolls. What a pleasant breath of fresh air!

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Packard Bell oneTwo M

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Grenade

Intel gfx boo hiss

I know that they're meant to have gotten better in recent years, but I've been lumped with too many machines in the past with Intel graphics which just couldn't do much of anything in the gaming department. This machine looks really nice, but for 600 squids it's not really an "all in one" if you can't fire up a bit of the online 3D rumpety pumpety every now and then, is it?

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