170 posts • joined Monday 12th November 2012 19:52 GMT
380 & 480Z
More good nostalgia!
At my school they had a 380Z and also a 480Z that strangely belonged to the science department and was rarely used. The 380Z lived in the maths department as the only computer literate teacher was in maths.
The BBCs appeared as I hit the 3rd year and started Computer Studies but the 380Z always had the draw of being a "proper" computer as opposed to a home computer with a Beeb badge.
That's not very service oriented.
Surely it should be "Customers" or "Clients" to be right-on in service providing terms?
Re: HDMI not compulsory
"How many parents in the 80s bought Timmy an 8 bit micro thinking they were helping with his education only to end up with an expert in Jetset Willy?"
A fair few. That doesn't detract from how many where inspired by having a computer to new heights.
Without the 80s boom the UK would be a technological backwater.
I sooo wanted one of these at the time
But it just never arrived in time and the final name was ridiculous. [sigh]
Re: Fooling with conventions
"when you realise that the beautiful girl, who has just allowed you to hitch a lift on a hot Summer day, absolutely stinks"
She'd sprayed on some English repellant. All hitch-hiking French girls carry a can.
Re: It's still just a Skoda
"More to the point of your silly generalisations: are you in a position where you can afford to buy from either brand, or are you just venting your jealousy?"
Woooooooo! Looks like we've got ourselves an Audi driver:
"Out of the way poor people, I'm coming through!!!"
And driving a Leon (preferably the not bad looking SC) won't mark you with the stigma of being an Audi driver.
"“I never engaged with my thermostat before,"
Re: Provided that it works
Doesn't seem to work when connected to some WiFi networks.
Works every time on mobile network.
Re: They don't
"I think he meant historical places settled by white people or places that matter"
I think you may find that many historical sites in the US and around the world "that matter" aren't associated with "white people". (Apart from those in Northern Europe, perhaps.)
Re: They don't
"They don't have many historical places in the USA, they tend to be more recent"
Oh I don't know.....
The creepy puppet who controls Gove...
... as portrayed on The Now Show.
Do it, Govey: tell the kids to download a poetry app.
Go on, you know you want to......
Camera Phones getting Progressively worse
The early SonyEricsson K-series were nice to use.
Ever since then it's been down hill.
I blame the lack of an optical viewfinder or EVF on the quality of phone snaps.
(And even compact camera photos.)
Re: I guess we're all feeling a little racist this morning
Racism, or just sour grapes from living in a country on the decline with ever failing influence on the world stage...?
Re: What they should do
He supposedly has a good relationship with the local plod after all his shenanigans.
Including having a local police escort during demos when out-of-area police are drafted in.
"Having seen the imaging system in use when I took my mother to A&E it is a lot better than waiting ages for film developing. The images can be retrieved quickly from anywhere."
You can have digital imagery without spunking £10bn on a centralized storage/sharing system.
As many other countries in the world do.....
"Uneducated idiots. Probably why they are in a cleaning job in the first place."
Most dickish statement of the month award?
Re: Try getting back to work yourself Oli 1
"no im an IT contractor..."
But you've got some "friends who are cleaners".....
Everyone should have a stint at doing low-paid jobs before they start shitting/pissing on everyone further down the ladder. Maybe then they'd be less inclined to do it.
Re: Sony Xperia Z?
"I don't like the term phablet, but then I don't understand the success of the market segment either, so who am I to judge."
It's a meme. Like wearing a baseball cap on backwards or walking around with your jeans down around your knees. There is no understanding involved....
"By the time I had finished checking to see what effect the inclusion of Jonny’s prose in the Daily Fail would have on the price of my house"
Did it also have an impact on the number of immigrants in the UK!?
Re: @Tom Welsh - @Khaptain - France isn't too bad
"Just one anecdote, but I could tell many similar about France."
Just like I could tell you many, many, many stories about UK ex-pats (15 years out-of-country with zero language skills) and the view from abroad that the UK is populated with shaven headed, sun-burned drunks.
Neither of which could be used to paint a whole country...
4K With Ambilight?
Sure why not.........
... HOW MUCH !?!
Not this year then.
I'm surprised that he's not paying for some homeopathic IT system whereby data is transferred by rubbing hard-drives together, or some-such.
Re: The Nestle Kit-Kat Chocolate is far too sweet
"What a load of tosh. For one thing the Belgians are IMHO a bit too obsessed with minging chocolate smoosh"
Not as obsessed as they are with having frites with everything.
That'd be "téléphone"
You should have suggested to go shopping in a blacked-out supermarket with it....
Re: Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk
"The Americans are excused, they don't speak English anyway, they speak "Ameracun" or "mericun" which is more of an "effort at vocalisation" than a full blown spoken language....."
But let's be fair, the average UKer's grasp of English is little more than a drunken grunting these days.
Re: Burnt cakes
Cake burner, eh?
You'll go far. May even get to rule England one day.......
What backwater of France do you vacation in?
Unrecognizable. Sounds more like the UK on the 00s.
Public WiFi from the like of Orange/SFR are freebie add-ons to most mobile contracts.
Should have found employment with a bank
Betting other people's money on risky gambling would have been not only legal but heavily encouraged!
The ban stick
If there is a problem, don't try and resolve it, just hit something with the ban stick!
Works every single time!
Sad to see that the first comment on here is from some AC who understands nothing about the UK home computer boom of the 80s.
The UK never had the (military) budget that the US had to pour into the nascent micro-electronics sector.
But what it lacked in raw cash it certainly made up for in hardware and software innovation.
Re: Why you should install them
" one day in June for an hour they were producing 60% of Germany's energy requirements"
HA HA HA HA!
I call bullshit on that factoid!
PV home installations are nothing more than an ecoscam funded by electricity consumers higher bills and taxbreaks for those who have the means to install them.
"So an RFID controlled lock is just the ticket."
Wouldn't they just lose the RFID tag/key too?
Unless you are planning to chip your parents like cattle...
Didn't Walls Ice Cream...
...already do a Dalek ice cream in the 70s?
... would use a wireless lock on their front door?
Have been using TuMe for VOIP and texting over WiFi whilst roaming for a while.
Worked well and didn't get people pestering you as on Skype etc.
Had a nice share-location feature too.
TuGo could be useful, but only works on UK O2.
Why go to all this trouble...
... when you can just pop-down to Wall-Mart and pick up as more firearms and ammunition than you could possible know what to do with...?
Well, at least it's not PeTA hoking around in the PNC......
"For those few homes without a laptop next to the TV, and there aren't many left.."
I would say people using any kind of PC as a media player (myself included) are in a very small minority compared to those who own a TV + tablet/phone.
The Sky comparison is flawed due to the massive direct-debit required to actually get anything out of the NewsCorp device.
Chromecast may actually create a new market where people can occasionally watch a "rented" film on any HDMI-plugged TV they so choose. Without a large initial purchase or having to pay a monthly subscription.
Re: Think about the cars!
Tune-In on your phone + A2DP headunit in the car.
Works fine for having BBC (or any other) radio stations in the car. Even in France.
Scunthorpe to be deleted from the Internet!!!
Oh the humanity!
Recently watched Quatermass II on DVD
For a 1955 TV production it stands up very very well.
A sinister plot with a few horrific scenes that don't dwell on gore. With some excellent political commentary of the time.
How is it not possible to create such shows now?
All the Sci-Fi we get these days is a very weak Dr Who and the occasional US show.
(And to be fair the last must-see US show was probably the Battlestar Galactic reboot. The spin-offs of which were shockingly bad.)
Touchscreens in cars are just plain dangerous.
HUDs & steering wheel controls is the only safe way to go.
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- OHM MY GOD! Move over graphene, here comes '100% PERFECT' stanene
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support