* Posts by bowdie

13 posts • joined 28 Apr 2011

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

bowdie

Re: @Midnight - Penn Jillette as Cyrano

That sort of already happened. Penn and Teller were cast in an episode of Bablyon5. And it was terrible (but then I think Bab5 was just terrible anyway)

$17 smartwatch sends something to random Chinese IP address

bowdie

Re: Optional

@Electron Shepherd

I'm sure it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

bowdie

At the risk of showing my age, it's "Randomize usr 1302" for the correct colours.

Work from home when the next big Windows 10 installation arrives

bowdie

Dear Xbox One update,

God help you if you get between me and Fallout 4.

That is all.

Game CARTRIDGES make a comeback ... for smartmobes

bowdie

Re: ZX Spectrum, cartridge port?

They're talking about Interface 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Interface_2

Joystick and (sort of) cartridge port. Didn't have the biggest selection, as the carts only supported 16k.

Crowdfunded ZX Spectrum revival just days from shipment

bowdie

ZX nerd

For correct yellow on blue loading colours, it's "randomise usr 1302"

So,

10 PRINT AT 2,0;"Program : BruceLee"

20 RANDOMISE USR 1302

Would keep the good people of boots / WHSmiths on tenderhooks for ages.

Assemblers were once people: My aunt did it for NASA

bowdie

Weird the things you find out about your family. My uncle Bill was an electronics engineer for most of his working life. He's the reason I turned out the nerd I am. He designed (some of) the control systems for the Harrier, and worked on the avionics for Concorde. He was one of the people aboard the prototype Concorde #002 when they flew it out of Filton airport.

He always kept it really quiet and downplayed it. I only really found out about just how much he'd done at his funeral, talking to his colleagues. We'd assumed he was just a guy on the spanners, but it was much more than that.

Christ, I miss that old nerd.

I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

bowdie

I live and work in Cheltenham. I tell everyone I meet (that I'm unlikely to have much to do with) that I'm a civil servant. That kills it dead. Anyone that knows I really work in IT support knows that I have a very strict personal rule that I do not fix, or even offer advice*, regarding computers.

I fix my parents stuff, anyone else can get knotted.

*My stock response to "what computer should I buy" and the like is just "The best thing you can afford from the Dell catolouge"

North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

bowdie

I'll have a bloke's number 6 please

I'd actually quite like UK barbers to do this, at least then I wouldn't have to do the stupid "short on the sides and back, and a bit off the top, yeah.. parting there... around the ears, yes I would like it straight at the back... no product please..." bullshit I have to do whenever I get my haircut now.

Or maybe I'm just bitter because the old greek bloke that knew just how I like my hair has retired.

Ikea to integrate TV, Blu-ray, sound system into sideboard

bowdie
Joke

Re: It's called a Radiogram

ARE YOU BOYS COOKING UP THERE?

no

ARE YOU BOYS ASSEMBLING AN INTERROSSITER?

NO!

Bug-Byte Manic Miner

bowdie
Facepalm

Hmm...

That last screenshot isn't from a spectrum. BBC perhaps?

Teenage duo sentenced over credit card Ghostmarket

bowdie
FAIL

“I will never get a job in IT now.”

FX : The world's saddest song, played on the world's smallest violin.

Sony brings Skype to Bravia HD TVs

bowdie

You mean..

I have to build my own Interocitor? With that metal catologue? Only to find that images on the Interocitor don't show up on film?

harumph.

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