103 posts • joined 14 May 2010
I miss Psion, I loved my Series 5 and I always wanted one of those Netbooks they made, they still kind of look cool now ... maybe I'm just a little sad ;)
Re: Can't see the point myself.
"And if you have that much code client side then perhaps you should rethink your whole design"
So if you have an enterprise application, with a JSON API and an HTML5 ui... then you going to have a bit of JS to manage. I'm not saying that's a good thing, but how else do you do it?
re: It is also considered incredibly non-GPL
So whats that got to do with the price of Giraffe feed?
What's your point? Does the license being non-GPL make it any less secure?
Bah! Rhubarb needs a more sophisticated pallet to fully enjoy ;)
Re: how do you explain the smooth scrolling transition of the road side bands?
Actually, that was quite interesting... thanks!
Re: You do talk some rubbish - tiled and scaled road?
Hmmm, are you sure?
"And at the same time an alternating colour palette was applied to each line to make bands of colour run towards the player."
"Space Harrier and Hang-On used the same system (though with just one 'road'). The big difference in Space Harrier was that its starting image was a series of evenly spaced strips running to the horizon instead of just a single road. Then with the palette shifts applied you got the familiar gingham-shaded chequerboard."
So how do you explain the smooth scrolling transition of the road side bands on OutRun and the Space Harrier ground at slow speeds? If it was palete shifting, then you would not see a smooth effect and it would be much more coarse.
"My Atari ST came with this, Carrier Command and Bomb Jack - legendary games, and conversions that were a lot better (imo) than the 8bit versions."
The Atari ST was a much more powerful computer than any of the 8 bit machines... being at the time a next gen 16/32 bit computer... so I guess that's why eh?
Re: Had enough of Microsoft.. start menu whingers
"It's not about choice, I don't get to make the design decisions, I only get to use what Microsoft, Apple, Canonical, et al, decide to provide. "
No. It really is about choice. I make choices all the time, i life and not just computers ... and I don't rely on people telling me what I want.
" At some some point in the evolution of their products all those vendors have to make a change & we consumers are obliged to accomodate those changes (by accepting or moving on)"
No. I am not obliged to accommodate anything I don't like... See me point about choice above.
"I developed my use of keyboard shortcuts"
So do I, in Windows 7 it works just fine.
"I'm disappointed that posters resort to personal insults while describing their point of view against others. "
So, I would suggest you tone down the condescending tone of your post to stop inviting them.
" I don't think that's necessary but a little profanity (in an adjective form) or terseness should be excused as we don't all have the time to post in verbose form and, really, is commenting that serious an endeavour?"
Again, do you see the condescending slant there?
How can you argue that we should not have a choice? How do you feel justified with that?
Are you kidding me?
"First, prices WILL increase."
Well other sites managed to compete on price without massive tax dodges. I call bollocks on that one
"second, the Gov will spend that money on shit that I (and you) don't care about."
Uhu... Actually the Gov does spend money on shit that I DO care about, like the NHS, Emergency Services (All of them!) and people in the Public Sector need them for their pensions etc.
"Consumers need to shut up before you ruin it for everyone."
LIke allow for fair competition, so that British business can compete with the off shore companies? SO basically, your telling everyone to STFU and your justification is that you can get cheap goods from Amazon..
"the X-bricks have to have uninterruptible power supplies (USB) in case a controller goes down"
Do you mean UPS and not USB...
Re: IT Managers (in a windows world) dream of
"The end result what our boss went out and bought us a bunch of laptops that allow us to do our jobs but the IT Admins are forever locking our laptops out of the corporate network."
...and when your laptops have a fault or stop working is it going to be your boss that fixes them or the evil IT Admins?
Re: Merkel's crocodile tears.
"GERMANY is the No. 1 intercept country for Russia and Eastern European countries,"
Can you post a link with the evidence on what you are claiming here?
I don't know about that, and stop calling me Shirly :D
How can a judge overrule a constitution
"A US district court has ruled that anyone calling themselves a "hacker" loses their Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and property seizures."
I'm not American so I don't understand how a judge can overrule a constitutional right?
Re: Silly Turkey
I must be weak.. I felt a little rampagey... :)
I hate having to navigate around the different encoding types, especially when the customer isn't sure on how they encoded the data in the first place! Even UTF 8 has it's issues... with or without BOM?
Great article, made me laugh.
I only want one option - "Disable Metro", is that in 8.1?
So... the articles author is moaning about a bug and not an intended feature.. and when brought to Twitters attention they fixed it.! So the entire article is a non event.
Re: If they make it cheap enough
A tablet with a keyboard, isn't that a notebook?
Worlds worst Director....
*cough* Michael Bay *cough*
Re: In some regards, he has a point though
"If you've got 3 hours to produce some content, it's the quality of the end result that matters, not how you got there."
Bollocks! It's very important to understand how you got there, if I am testing someone for their ability in my subject area I am more interested on their thought processes rather than the end result.
" It turns out I got marked down for using ditto marks to speed the job up and avoid the cramp that had crippled me in the past. Bonkers. If I'd been on a computer, I'd have copy/pasted a bunch of lines and made the relevant changes."
That kind of suggests you missed the point of OOP. If you find you having to duplicate lots of code (copy/paste/ditto) then you've got your model wrong, especially in an academic exam!
BYOD to exams seems to be pandering to the minority here. I am sure there are exceptions to this, be it some sort of learning difficulty or other and they should be helped... but this should not be the norm otherwise in 20 years time we will start to lose the ability to write. We already have a generation of people that struggle more with basic maths without a calculator.
Bah, Computers! I wouldn't go near one!!
Psion Series 5
I know you mention the Psion Series 5 in the Series 3 paragraph, but the Series 5 was the one with the ground breaking foldout keyboard and great display, you could almost touch type on that thing! The Series 3 was a toy version of the 5!
Also, were is the Z88?
Great article though :)
There is going to be a film about this guy...
That's how I want to go... :)
It's an OS... isn't it?
"I'm beginning to wonder if the answer isn't so much for Microsoft to choose between the two, but rather to deeply entwine the two into one product."
That just sounds awful to me. I think you should keep the demarcation line between OS and Application absolutely clear. Smashing them together will just make a more confusing and bloated OS which could reduce the choice people have.
RE: A modest proposition.
Hey, back off Marvin... Double negatives are great! Well done Register for creating a doozy ;)
"Redmond COULDN'T AFFORD NOT to make some changes" .. makes you think and hurts your brain! :D
Just because you can do a thing doesn't mean you should.
If you want Nostalgia then go and get an emulator, this isn't Nostalgia as it's not Sincalir BASIC at all, it's something else with the Spectrum Basic name on it.
Education? Are you kidding me? BASIC is not a great language to teach programming concepts, especially Sinclair BASIC!
and then FUN. Ah yes, I do remember that, and this may be fun for the person who is writing it but this as you know is subjective. So you could also say it's fun to criticize (correclty) someone writing Sinclair BASIC with a view that its Nostalgic, Education and ... well... because it can be done.
I played with Spectrum basic for a number of years, but couldn't wait to move away from the clunky/slow environment and as soon as I had saved enough pocket money I moved on to other languages. And that was my feeling in the 80's never mind now!!
With all those features bolted on it's not really Sinclair Basic anymore is it... This is someone who just knocked out a crap interpretation of BASIC and bolted a load of crap at the end of it to try and make it up to date.No one is ever going to use it., little point developing this.
I thought we were already in an ice age? Hence the polar caps?
Re: McDonalds already does this!
@AC, yep, ok.. McD's are not restaurants etc but what the hells that got to do with this discussion? Topic hijacking for your own opinion I suspect.
Re: Not all criminals are morons,
Basil, is that you ;)
@John 104 -
Re: iTards can all get lost
"Grow up Bob". Yikes, Bob obviously hit a nerve there.... you could be an adult yourself and just ignore the pesky kid ;)
Wow.. Nokia have a hit on their hands!
"bonk-to-pay" YESS!! What a great idea! Does it come with it's own Prophylactic? (Pun actually not intended!)
If our tax laws make it difficult for business to compete then why single out Game Dev's for special treatment? Shouldn't this be across the board? Maybe the case is we are just getting taxed too much to be competitive in anything without special exceptions like this?
Just seems, very unfair to everyone else.
There are lots of industries, business and people who could do with a tax break, what the fuck makes game devs any more special?
Like on the HP Pre3 and TouchPad? That's one of the reasons I still have my Pre3... very convenient :)
"You wouldn't like me when I'm squeaky"
Re: @Christian Berger
Wow.. you took the words straight out of my mouth... except I would be lucky to get above one syllable! ;)
Re: Quitting a job
@:Fatman: "collect your possessions and leave immediately"
You have a contract of employment, if you go against that and don't work your statutory notice then you will be in breach of contract. If you do end up in breach, then you are giving your douche bag employer even more ammo. Not good advice... and brach of contracts can be a serious issue.
"Team GhostShell said the online leaks, which are part of its Project Hellfire campaign, were made in protest against banks and in revenge for the rounding up of hacktivists by cops and government agents."
So to get their revenge, they stole a million innocents people private data... cause that will only hurt the banks right?
"One number to ring = single point of failure, People who are whining clearly didn't have a proper backup plan."
Companies usually do have only one number... it's usually the phone companies themselves that implement redundancy.
RE: Someone had to do it.
Nice on Anonymous Coward, you've pointed to an opinion piece which does not mention anything about the performance of any given language, never mind Java. Yeah, any one language can be better than another depending on the job...yawn... never have thought that.
Java runs fine in the enterprise, thats why you'll find it at the heart of Oracle, IBM, Novell etc... and these are enterprise guys that need the thing to scale... so I suspect your talking bollocks (a bit like the article your commenting on!) .
Anonymous for a reason hey?
Am I missing something?
"Oracle is coming relatively late to the GPU party. Microsoft, Mozilla, Google and Apple already all offer hardware acceleration for their browsers using GPU"
GPU acceleration for an enviornment such as Java has nothing whatsoever to do with accelerating a browser?? Has MS done this in .NET then? Eh? I must be missing something here surely?
Could this lead to a situation were countries end up blocking a whole TLD? Funny if it did, I think the whole TLD auction is a cynical attempt for ICANN to bring in more money anyway.
After getting hammered with Sales calls from a certain double glazing company, $20 is cheap to have my revenge!
I've never heard of Early Flicker until now, damn good marketing if you ask me :)
"Smart phone gaming is making this design redundant unless your parents won't let you have a phone."
Phones are not equipped with the correct user interface for gaming, so until thats sorted then I will have to stick to dedicated portable gaming systems for my kicks.
"And for people who doubt that try using MAME on a touch screen smartphone, it's not the best experience."
RE: Chris McFaul
"ignoring that fact that to most people a screen twice the SIZE of a 3.5" one would be a 7" "
Yes, I will ignore that because it's wrong.
"i can only assume you are talking about area - and ironically the advert this article appears on top of says that the XL has 90% more area... meaning its LESS than twice the area"
OK, so ALMOST twice the size... jeeze, splitting hairs here aren't we?