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* Posts by Phlip

17 posts • joined 5 May 2010

Mandela memorial. Yup, let's SNAP A SELFIE, say grinning Obama, Cameron

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Give 'em a break

It was hardly a formal occasion.

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Bill Gates's barbed comments pop Google's broadband balloons

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Facepalm

Re: Intelligence!

There are plenty of cures for Maleria, and there has been for decades. Doxycycline would be my preference.

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Sky falling: 119,000 Brits flee O2, Be after Murdoch broadband gobble

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Re: Sky can get stuffed

Yes. KCOM (Kingston Communications) are rolling out fibre to the door by default across their network. It's happening where I live right now. And if you want to pay them for it they'll gaurantee 100 Mbps (not 'up to'). Of course we don't have much choice of provider round here.

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Windows 8.1: Here at last, but is it good enough?

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Re: Launchpad?

Quite.

In fact I prefer a stack of my Application folder to Launchpad - it provides a much better interface. One that has more than a little in common with the Windows Start menu!

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Boss of Irish-based R&D hub: Man, this place is the back of beyond

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Re: Capitalism without bancruptcy is like religion without hell.

Birmingham doesn't have direct flights to London as far as I can see. But why on Earth would it? There are 8 trains an hour between Birmingham and London with the quicket (Virgin - every 20 minutes) taking about 1 hour 25 minutes and stop at Birmingham airport on the way. You're in London before you'd have even taken off.

I'd suggest the situation for Cork should be similar, but isn't.

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Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30

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There's a working Lisa on display in the entrance to The National Museum of Computing to mark the anniversary.

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Cook's 'values' memo shows Apple has lost its soul

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Headmaster

Sir Ive?!

Sir Jonathan, surely

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Bletchley Park gets £7.4m to tart up WWII code-breaking huts

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Re: Why do they need 7m

Block C, where the education and visitor centre will be located, is *not* a wooden hut. It's a listed brick building that requires careful restoration. It is the building immediately to the right as you drive through the gate to Bletchley Park.

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New London Bus API arrived at approximately ... 15.00

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Re: great stuff

Over on the correct side of the Pennines, West Yorkshire Metro have had their 'next bus' service for a few years now - available on iOS with the NextBuses or MyBus apps.

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Tim Cook's post-PC iPad domination dream crushed by reality

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Stop

Tablets are not the only post PC device

What about smart phones, for instance?

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The BBC Micro turns 30

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Folio

was the word processor used in Schools around here. It had a cyan background and black text. With four (graphical) fonts and was almost WYSIWYG.

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'Lion' Apple Mac OS X 10.7: Sneak Preview

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Go

Don't like the Ribbon UI...

...in Office 2011? Turn it off then!

The option is there.

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Gates, Woz, and the last 2,000 years of computing

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Happy

Atom

As I recall they do have an Acorn Atom, but it's not on display.

OTOH The National Museum of Computer at Bletchley Park here in the UK has a whole 'classroom' exhibit full of working BBCs, including a Domesday project machine.

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BBC dumps Gulf oil spill on Middlesbrough

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TfL Fare zones?

Now I like *that* as a unit of measurement.

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Britons: iPhone eighth most important invention — ever

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Headmaster

Penicillin

was not invented - it was discovered.

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Blighty to get mobe-download barcode rail tickets

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Go

Problem solved

At Marylebone, where this has been trialed, they fitted the ticket gates with barcode scanners that you just hold your mobile phone's screen over (in addition to the mag-strip slot and Oyster card reader). Worked fine when I used it.

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Microsoft drops second IE9 preview

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Gates Halo

They are.

It is supporting the standard: HTML5. And HTML doesn't define a standard video codec.

That's the first time in my life I've ever said anything to defend Microsoft. I feel dirty.

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