* Posts by DoctorB

7 posts • joined 10 Jun 2011

'Untidy' Shoreditch just CONFUSES American techies - Olympic hub team

DoctorB
Stop

Mayor Boris Johnson said: "There is no reason why this area shouldn't be the home of a new boom in not just small startups, but mega companies. Why is it that this country hasn't produced an Amazon, a Google or a Facebook? I think there the answer is there is no reason. It’s going to happen and wouldn't be surprised if it happened in iCity."

Perhaps because "The City" rather than "iCity" pays developers (and many below-average ones at that) vastly more than any start up can afford to? So perhaps yet another 'technology hub' in London isn't appropriate?

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Windows 8: Is Microsoft's new OS too odd to handle?

DoctorB
Flame

Who moved my cheese?

Been running the full version for a couple of weeks now, and it's not half as bad as everyone seems to think. Metro apps are content driven so aren't particularly useful, the app store is near empty, and metro apps on low dpi screens don't use clear type, so they look a bit rubbish to be honest, but...

It's faster than win7, and you really don't have to use the metro side of things if you don't want to. Just pin everything to your task bar. You'll be surprised how few apps you actually use.

The excitement over shutting down the computer - win7: mouse bottom left, click, up a bit, click, right a bit click, vs. windows 8: mouse right, up, click, down, click, down click, or..... press the off button.

And then the where's my start button gone? it's on your keyboard....

Cue the haters...

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Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

DoctorB
Mushroom

Any brown sauce will do...

...as long as it has massive vinegar content.

White bread.

Butter optional.

Smoked back.

And none of that pathetic streaky-shatter-into-a-million-pieces nonsense. That's for salads.

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Curiosity landing live from NASA's JPL: How the drama unfolded

DoctorB
Go

Science and engineering at its best

Nothing else to be said.

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Success! Curiosity Mars lander arrives precisely on schedule

DoctorB
Happy

Gold Medal to the NASA team!

This is what science and engineering are all about. Centuries of astronomy, maths, and engineering. Bloody marvellous! More inspirational than the Olympics.

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Node.js Native breakthrough: cloudy C++ on steroids

DoctorB
WTF?

I don't trust javascript to run anything

...just saying:

https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/wat

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Ex-Google engineer dubs Goofrastructure 'truly obsolete'

DoctorB
Angel

10 years old is always obsolete

Except when it works.

The meh is strong in this one.

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