* Posts by buggane

20 posts • joined 15 Nov 2007

It's Wikipedia mythbuster time: 8 of the best on your 15th birthday



I still using Encarta off CD. Probably.

Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?



I still find the sound of my ZX81 cassettes very soothing. Even at 20 minutes for a single program...

Sony brags: We've hit over 2 MEELLION PS4 console 'sales' worldwide


yes, but

I got one, even though there really is no compelling reason.

However, you can't beat the smell of new electronics.

Windows 7 outstrips Windows 8.x with small November growth

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are friends electric?

Windows 8.x is the Gary Numan of operating systems. You think you don't like it, but if you actually tried it you'd find out that it was pretty good.

The micro YOU used in school: The story of the Research Machines 380Z


long time agao

This was the first computer I ever saw in action. Soon after I saw an Atari 800, which made it seem a little staid. Not too long after, I ruined my eyesight with a zx81 and a rubbish old TV. The zx also taught me a lot about anger management, via the medium of RAM pack wobble...

Star Trek: The original computer game



That took me back. The ZX81 release was by Silversoft, I think.

Apple alert as half China's fanbois consider switch to Galaxy S4


big screen

I'm just back from Hong Kong. On a trip on the MTR or underground it is striking just how common big screen Samsung phones are. And also how many Grans are using iPhone 4s. It seems the move to Samsungs is well under way and the grandmothers are benefiting from the hand-me-down iPhones...

Twenty classic arcade games


can we add Mr. Do and Robotron? Great days...

Mint Linux gifts Unity haters with 'Nadia' ... plus her Mate


Re: Mint forced gnome 3 guys to introduce .... Gnome 2!

Am I the only person in the world who likes Gnome 3? I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 / Gnome 3 and not about to go to Mint.

No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC


oh for the days

Oh for the days when you just bought a phone and then broke it after a year. No updating firmware, o/s nor anything else...

I have an original Desire since launch. It is not yet broken.

Brits say 'no, no, no' to 3D TV


holding out

I'm holding out for holographic TV. Just project my telly/characters/stuff onto a horizontal surface.

It'll come.

Top Ten Arcade Classics


countdown humanoid intruder alert

No Robotron? A serious ommission.

Google uncloaks the Nexus One



I assume that the phoen will stay in beta indefinitely?

Kettle car breaks speed record

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absolutely steaming

This highlights just how impressive that 1906 record was.

Well done to those who set the new one though!

TTxGP: world's first e-bike grand prix race report

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This was a controversial inclusion in the 2 week TT program. Such innovation was excellent to see and respect to those who put in the effort and made it to the island.

I hope that we see this again and look forward to see how the bikes evolve: motors, fuel, away from modified standard bikes, etc..

As one of the teams mentioned, this is the reverse of normal racing where the bulk of the cost is in the motor and much less in the fuel. Here the motor is the chap part and the power source by far the most expensive.

These were perhaps not the most spectacular bit of the TT, but certainly one of the most momentous.

16 teams to field 24 e-bikes in 'zero-emission' TT race


roll on june

All the details on the official site...


This is ground-breaking stuff (the electric bikes, not Mick Grant). I hope it works out.

I wish I could be there for this (and the noisy races too)!

Set-top box modders sent to prison



I'm keeping my fingers in my ears now, just in case I accidentally hear someone telling me how this is done. If I knew, I'd be doing time too.


I'll just leave my coat, thanks.

Ton-up electric Reliant Robin offered for '09


bashing bikes

What is wrong with bikes, exactly? They're cheap, economical, don't take up much space, always fun.

And can be enormously fast.

OK they're a bit dangerous, but I'm tired of seeing them being dismissed out of hand. They are a good solution when used properly.

PS3 overtakes Wii in Japan



Yup, I agree: what is this Wii shortage myth. There's absolutely tons of the things here in Luxembourg.

Bike bonk bloke cops three years' probation


a bit much

'coming across someone' in the court room is a bit much. what kind of place is that?!

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