11 posts • joined 25 Aug 2011
Re: Old who
SKY TV in New Zealand have been showing old episodes since January this year - one Doctor per month, except for #8 of course - they filled in with a documentary series. It was usually one storyline per week, starting with "The Unearthly Child", then "The Aztecs" Currently up to Ecclestone
Re: 2966 disks?
I can confirm that when I worked with a 2966 in the mid eighties the removable disks were 200MB in covers like the one labelled "122". While I was there they added a bunch of pairs of 80MByte? fixed disks in similar orange cabinets.
You're assuming that Hotmail would have survived without MS.Far from certain.
What part of " but given that this was code written several years earlier by an outside company" don't you understand? It's not like it a core part of the kernel.
Re: Delphi was corrupted from within long ago
Delphi isn't dot net - in fact the Delphi.net compiler was Kylixed (see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/26/embarcadero_buys_codegear/) in Delphi 2009. However the IDE (Galileo) still uses a mix of Win32 native code and .Net.
This must have seemed like a good idea in 2003. The IDE stability is almost back to Delphi 7 (2002) level now, and my i7 loads in about the same time as my old P4 took for D7!
(Actually I prefer Galileo to older versions, I just wish it was more stable and faster).
The current version (XE3) of supports Win32, Win64 and OSX (via non-native OpenGL based controls)
I replaced most of the large number (25+, stupid downlights) of 40W incandescent bulbs in my house with CFLs when I moved in 7 years ago. Some of the original Philips bulbs are still going, but cheap supermarket bulbs can fail quickly.
The best thing is that I don't have the hassle of constantly replacing bulbs, I would average only 4-6 a year, and will be less once the last of the crappy ones fail. If I used incandescents, it could be 15-20 a year. I also live in a climate where I don't want the waste heat from 6x40w bulbs in summer, and have more cost effective heating options in winter.
Re: Security @RICHTO
I know from personal experience with NT4 that a (accidentally) corrupted Word document could consistently cause a BSOD, on multiple machines (but possibly all the same basic Dell Optiplex system)
Re: Oh how perfectly dreadful
AUSTRALIAN boffins, hence Australian usage - i.e. Maths
Same here - no numbers
Both as a spam hole, and having my name unnumbered.
An advantage of having a relatively rare surname really.
Re: I use Hotmail
So do I, in fact I just logged in with it to upvote and post this!
program Stob(input, output);
while Alive do
The full stop after the last end is important - it means end of the code file.
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