* Posts by mahasamatman

31 posts • joined 3 Sep 2013

Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript

mahasamatman

Re: What's Wrong With a Loop?

The Tomorrow People nicked 'jaunting' from an earlier Alfred Bester novel:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stars_My_Destination

Take my advice and stop using Rubik's Cubes to prove your intelligence

mahasamatman

Re: ICL - It Can't Last

but .. It Could Linger

Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

mahasamatman

Re: Obligatory

The British IBM was ICL ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Computers_Limited

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

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Re: Ancient assembler code checked out

Indeed .. my first commercial code from 1983 runs happily in BeebEm:

http://www.mkw.me.uk/beebem/

Not auf wiedersehen – yet! The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech

mahasamatman

Re: Privacy

No, they're not.

mahasamatman

Re: There are more levels than that

@big_D .. a bit of Googling provides the real numbers:

Last counted population of Munich (City) in March 2017 is: 1545405

(Aktueller Bevölkerungsbestand zum 31. März 2017: 1 545 105 Personen)

The larger urban zone (outskirts) brings has over 2.5 million and the metropolitan area around 6 million.

Need the toilet? Wanna watch a video ad about erectile dysfunction?

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STERCULIUS

Is the god you're looking for. Terda was a heroic attempt, though.

HMRC beer duty bungle leaves breweries struggling to pay online

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FAIL

Not Beer !

The article's title picture is of a litre (eine Maß ..) of Bavarian Bier (lager)

Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future

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Re: Automation

Upvote for 'Tractors' ...

Obi Worldphone MV1: It's striking, it's solid. Aaaand... we've run out of nice things to say

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Coat

This is not the droid you're looking for.

That is all.

The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

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Happy

Peace in our time.

There is not a single downvote for any comment on this article yet ...

Is this a first at The Register ?

Raspberry Pi unites commentards in ways previously unthinkable.

Subaru Outback Lineartronic: The thinking person’s 4x4

mahasamatman
Headmaster

Re: I have

Erm ... Audi is not Bavarian.

Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

mahasamatman
Headmaster

Re: Cool title

Hmm. Maybe. The article's title is a word unit palindromic sentence.

True palindromic sentences have mirrored letters, not words.

E.g."Live on, Time; emit no evil"

(one for Google ?)

The Apple Watch: Throbbing strap-on with a knurled knob

mahasamatman
Boffin

But what we really need to know ...

.. is "Does it Blend?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8sxwK2pJI4

Yes, it blends.

Google gets my data, I get search and email and that. Help help, I'm being REPRESSED!

mahasamatman
Windows

Coding Prowess

I've met Jaron Lanier.

Tim's assumption that his coding expertise exceeds his economic understanding is very, very wrong.

Tramp icon for obvious reasons.

UFOs in the '50s skies? CIA admits: 'IT WAS US'

mahasamatman
Pint

Re: The Welsh

blwyddyn newydd dda

We are never getting back to... Samsung's baking Apple's 14nm 'A9' chips?

mahasamatman
Headmaster

Re: Who made Who ... ?

I think you'll be a bit surprised if you actually do what you suggest and look up the history of ARM.

Apple (much as I personally dislike them) were instrumental in the formation of ARM from of the wreckage of Acorn, primarily to use the processor in the Apple Newton.

Archaeologists and robots on hunt for more Antikythera pieces

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Facepalm

I’m doing Science and I’m still alive.

Am I the only one who read GlaDos for the yacht ... ?

Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6

mahasamatman

Re: I call bollocks.

When I started my undergraduate course at the University of Manchester Computer Science department in 1986, they had just switched the teaching facilities from a large mainframe to a shiny new network of Sun 3/50 workstations and were actually keen that students learn the GUI principles of the future ...

Doh!

It's Google's no-wheel car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

mahasamatman

Re: It begins!

Yup.

"They've taken care of everything, the words you hear, the songs you sing .."

A premium smartie lump: Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition

mahasamatman
WTF?

Someone's having a laugh with that price.

Check this out for 200 squid

Full HD screen ... check (bigger at 6.4 inches)

8 core 1.7GHz cpu ... yes, 8!

13mp camera ... check

Card slot .... check

Removable battery ... check

http://www.comebuy.com/handys-android-smartphone-om32308.html

Honeybee boffin stings own wedding tackle... for science

mahasamatman
Headmaster

Re: Only 382 ... ?

According to the following link, Jake has posted nearly 6400 times.

Assuming at least one "boast per post" 382 skills is a criminal underestimate

of his preternatural prowess.

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/user/4800/

IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

mahasamatman

Re: Still Alive

But there's no sense crying over every mistake.

You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

How STEVE JOBS saved Apple's bacon with an outstretched ARM

mahasamatman

Named:

ARM creators Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber

[made link text shorter to avoid forum breakage - mod]

mahasamatman

Re: Mangled history

Detail is here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/03/unsung_heroes_of_tech_arm_creators_sophie_wilson_and_steve_furber/

You're more likely to get a job if you study 'social' sciences, say fuzzy-studies profs

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Holmes

"I better stop working as an engineer then - I must have just been winging it for the last 17 years."

--> Resignation accepted. Clear your desk.

Now that's real science: CYBORG MONKEYS with PROSTHETIC ARMS

mahasamatman

Re: Pictures

I'd settle for playmobil cyborg monkeys

Ex-Valve engineers raise begging bowl for 3D holographic-like goggles

mahasamatman

Re: humph

Some of us did this in 1991 ... better. (yawn)

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/virtuality.html

Brew me up, bro: 11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPACE

mahasamatman
Stop

Headline fail !

Surely this should read:

"11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPAAAAAAACE!!!"

Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear

mahasamatman

.. is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet ..

.. whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

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FAIL

I miss Eadon

That's all.

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