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11 posts • joined 25 Aug 2011

BBC releases MYSTERY RIDDLE poster for Doctor Who anniversary episode

GerryMC

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

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Rise of the machines, south of Milton Keynes

GerryMC

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.

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So long, Hotmail: Remaining users migrated to Outlook.com

GerryMC
WTF?

Re: Hotmail

You're assuming that Hotmail would have survived without MS.Far from certain.

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Windows Vista woes killed MS Pinball

GerryMC
Facepalm

Re: AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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.

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The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet

GerryMC
Meh

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)

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Forget fluorescents, plastic lighting strips coming out next year

GerryMC
Angel

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.

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Windows 8: An awful lot of change for a single release

GerryMC
Unhappy

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)

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Australian boffins have a ball with lightning maths

GerryMC

Re: Oh how perfectly dreadful

AUSTRALIAN boffins, hence Australian usage - i.e. Maths

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If Hotmail was a person it could have kids now. But it would be a crime

GerryMC
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Same here - no numbers

Both as a spam hole, and having my name unnumbered.

An advantage of having a relatively rare surname really.

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GerryMC

Re: I use Hotmail

So do I, in fact I just logged in with it to upvote and post this!

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Here lies /^v.+b$/i

GerryMC

More Pascal

program Stob(input, output);

begin

while Alive do

begin

live;

end;

end.

The full stop after the last end is important - it means end of the code file.

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