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* Posts by Wisteela

44 posts • joined 14 May 2010

So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

Wisteela

Re: Not quite dead

Years ago, I bought a sealed boxed Release 2.1 (2.something, anyway), that was only to be sold with an Amstrad PC2086, from a charity shop. I also have a boxed 3.x. I must dig out one of my retro PCs for a Lotus 1-2-3 session.

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What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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Great article

The good old days of DOS. From the time when people largely knew what they were doing.

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Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM

Wisteela

Can we see you do better then, oh great one?

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Re: "the first mass market colour home computer"?

But you couldn't get a BBC Micro until 1982, and the ZX Spectrum was way cheaper.

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Re: Android ZX Spectrum emulator

I developed great skill in aligning the heads of car boot sale cassette recorders for use on a ZX Spectrum. I bet I could still do it now.

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Wisteela

Re: Meh

I have a PCW8256 dated 1985, so it's one of the first. I must use it as a terminal to a Linux box.

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Re: In order to stand a chance at winning

True, but if you're geeky enough...

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Wisteela

I believe she likes it up the register.

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Don't bother with Apple's 9 Sept hype-day: Someone's GONE AND BLABBED IT ALL

Wisteela
FAIL

Took them long enough

Yesterday's technology tomorrow. You can buy better, but you can't pay more.

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So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

Wisteela

Apple love to be seen as a 'premium' brand, when in fact they sell over-priced, restricted crap.

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EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder

Wisteela

I've heard lots of bad stuff about EE. I'm so glad I'm with Three. That works really well most of the time, and in most locations.

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

Wisteela
Facepalm

Re: Best Browser

"Sorry but total fail to any IT professional recommending Chrome."

And why's that then, oh obvious pro?

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BlackBerry's Passport will be the WEIRDEST mobe of 2014

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I actually really like the look of it.

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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Please, not Apple

If Apple do this, you will be locked into your car, rather than locked out of it.

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Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

Wisteela
FAIL

It looks terrible

Bloody awful looking thing. Typical Apple pretension. The old design was way better.

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Apple's spamtastic iBeacon retail alerts launch with Frisco FAIL

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WTF?

Could be fun...

Looking forward to somebody hacking this crap

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KRAKOOM! iPad Air EXPLODES in FIREBALL, terrified fanbois FLEE Apple store

Wisteela
FAIL

Another quality Apple product

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Instagram starts filtering out hipster pics on Twitter

Wisteela
FAIL

Instagram

The surprising alternative to photography.

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Google+ exec declares Facebook 'social network of the past'

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Mushroom

Much better than Facebook

No constant stream of game requests, and utter bollocks about 'Like and share if you agree', etc. Google+ attracts the more tech savvy/less twatty people.

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Help-desk hell

Wisteela

Re: A few stories:

CTRL+ESC does Windows Key

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Ten technology FAILS

Wisteela

MS Bob

It was a Windows 3.1 product.

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Oooh-la-la! 'iPhone 5' bares all, strokes tiny nano-SIM in pics

Wisteela
FAIL

Oh great...

Yeah, because we all need even smaller SIMs, and they take up so much space.

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Apple must be tried for the bug in every fanboi's pocket

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Happy

Ha

About time Apple were taken down a peg or two.

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Windows 3.1 rebooted: Microsoft's DOS destroyer turns 20

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A classic

I must dig out one of my old computers.

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The iPad 3 would make me so horny...

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I approve

Makes a nice change to see somebody not oozing over Apple's latest bit of over-priced kit.

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Asda knocks out Kobo e-reader for £49

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Great device

I bought one recently from WH Smith for £59.99. My reasons for buying were low cost, and ePub support. Well worth the money.

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Atari Pong at 40: Alcorn talks plastics, pirates and square balls

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Happy

Happy Birthday

Got it on Atari collections for my DS and PSP.

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Powerful, wallet-sized Raspberry Pi computer sells out in SECONDS

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Awesome

Huge respect to the RPI guys. Will be ordering come pay day.

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Apple's iPod: ten years old

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A true tech classic

As title really. I wonder if they will do a 10th anniversary model?

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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note

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A superb idea

I first saw this on YouTube. Check out the Samsung promo vid.

A great idea. Sometimes you really do need a stylus.

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Google+ offers new 'Ignore' feature

Wisteela

+1

Yes, I too am waiting for the +1 button on here, and that article would have been a great use of the feature.

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Linus Torvalds dubs GNOME 3 'unholy mess'

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A true mess

Sticking with GNOME 2 here, and Xfce if I ever have to change.

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Researchers poke gaping holes in Google Chrome OS

Wisteela

But at least...

they fixed it when it was pointed out to them.

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It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers

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I like

Seems about right really.

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Before the PC: IBM invents virtualisation

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Like it

Great article. Very interesting.

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Dev's iPhone cable melts after iOS 5 upgrade

Wisteela
FAIL

Pound shops

The Pound shop cables are much better made. No, really.

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Marathon Facebook scam targets Mac, Windows users

Wisteela

Location

A very good question.

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Google Apps end love for Firefox 3.5, IE7, and Safari 3

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A very sensible move

Most people can run a much newer browser anyway.

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Linux 3.0 all about 'steady plodding progress'

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Linux

Nice

All sounds sensible and good. Long live Linux.

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Android Marketplace starts cleaning house

Wisteela

But as it's not Apple...

I've got Ataroid Lite. Not a problem given they are not the only place to get apps from.

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DIY kit computer goes Forth against Braben's RaspberryPi

Wisteela

whoops

Sorry, slight mix up. I was thinking about an article on the BBC News site about how easy is it to make a retro 8 bit computer now. They have also covered the RaspberryPi

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Wisteela

But...

The Raspberry Pi is based on the FIGnition.

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Firefox 4 hits third beta stage, gets touchy-feely with Windows 7

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Happy

Re: Lynx

Oh Lynx, the text based classic.

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'Completely useless' Windows 3.1 hits Google's Android

Wisteela
FAIL

Slight technical error

"Windows 3.1 added support for long file names" - Incorrect.

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