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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

andrewa Analogy? (419 comments)

"Here Junior, stop watchin' that porn and step over here to watch your mum and i having sex... that's what it's really like..."

about a month ago
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Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland

andrewa Re:WHICH PORTLAND (153 comments)

I find it amusing that the referenced article abbreviates to Oregon as "Oreg.", rather than the standard "OR", or the much older (but still used) "ORE."... As long as they don't pronounce it "Ory-gone"....

about 3 months ago
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Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

andrewa Re:I'm intrigued (480 comments)

Nice try, RMS....

about 7 months ago
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Ask "The Fat Man" George Sanger About Music and Computer Games

andrewa Re:My favorite, ever. (66 comments)

Do you mean the Commodore 64 Master of Magic, or the Microprose PC one? Not entirely sure about the Microprose one, as I don't see it listed in his Wiki page. If you mean the Commodore 64 one, then that was Rob Hubbard I think. I played a bit of the Microprose game, but don't specifically recall anything about the soundtrack, the Commodore 64 game though - that's a different matter and that's a very memorable piece of music for me...

about 7 months ago
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Are Tablets Replacing Notebook Computers? (Video)

andrewa iTunes on Android??? (211 comments)

Huh...? I know of an app to sync iTunes content to your Android, but.....

about 9 months ago
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TxK, Tempest 2000 Remake for PS Vita Demoed

andrewa Re:That is Fake Tempest (41 comments)

The first game I ever bought with my own pocket money was Gridrunner on the Vic 20. Been following his career ever since, he's truly a unique guy in this industry. There's just one thing.... that BASIC listing of ROX 64 in C&VG back in... 1984? I never could get that to run. Damn.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

andrewa Re:Redundant keys (665 comments)

I still have some motor instinct to use my left hand for CTRL+ALT and right hand for DEL when using a full-sized keyboard, although CTRL+ALT+DEL is certainly achievable using only your right hand on a full-sized keyboard.

about a year ago
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Windows NT Turns 20

andrewa Show Stopper! (213 comments)

I might just crack open my old copy of the book "Show Stopper!" by G. Pascal Zacharay. A great read on the design and development process involved in releasing Windows NT.

about a year ago
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Spanish Chatbot Hunts For Pedophiles

andrewa website name (186 comments)

for a moment there i mispronounced the name of the magazine as "jizzmag" and thought that it was rather inappropriate....

about a year ago
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Cosmic 'Booze' Created In Quantum Brewery

andrewa This one's on me.... (52 comments)

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster anyone?

about a year ago
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Knoppix 7.2 Released

andrewa Re:Multiple uses (53 comments)

:-) Thank goodness it was at Heathrow then! Though I trust the British government (mine) about as much as I trust the US government....

about a year ago
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Knoppix 7.2 Released

andrewa Multiple uses (53 comments)

I had a Knoppix CD with me several years ago and got stranded in an airport for around 8 hours due to a cancelled flight. At this time free wi-fi was no prevalent, even in the airport lounges. However the carrier decided to let me in to their lounge and enjoy the facilities during the long wait. Inside the lounge were a bank of computers that users could buy internet time on for some exorbitant fee. However, they had no security around them and the CD drive and BIOS were freely accessible. Thank you Knoppix for a few hours of free internet.... :-)

about a year ago
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Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

andrewa Re:the return of the Start button (505 comments)

I take it all back. So, I finally got around to downloading 8.1 and installing it. It's easy enough to set it up to boot to desktop, but the start button really just brings up the metro interface as far as I can tell, which makes it next to worthless based on all the complaints about it. Not sure if there's an easy way to just hit the Windows key and start typing the name of your app. Like I said... "it works for me at least" - I realise that we all have different preferences and requirements...

about a year ago
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Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

andrewa Re:the return of the Start button (505 comments)

Understood... That's why I said it works for me. I rarely use Windows, and when doing so it's only for a few apps for the company I work for - typically Microsoft Office/Visio/Visual Studio stuff. Beyond that my primary OS is CentOS for my server-based stuff and Mint for GUI stuff.

about a year ago
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Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

andrewa Re:the return of the Start button (505 comments)

Good for you! 140Mandak262Jamuna might want to watch out though, as he's clearly a power user with his wizardish use of those powerful !&>|>> symbols....

about a year ago
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Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

andrewa Re:the return of the Start button (505 comments)

Actually, talking about obscure symbols, why don't you go ahead and type my sig into your favourite shell window....?

about a year ago

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Who is the new Steve McConnell?

andrewa andrewa writes  |  about 5 months ago

andrewa (18630) writes "Steve McConnell is the renowned author of several classic software engineering texts. Several of his tomes occupy a space on my bookshelf and, while wiping the dust off them today, I wondered if he had written any new material. It seems, short of some updates to Code Complete, his most recent work is Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art.
While his texts are still mostly relevant today, I wondered if anybody else had risen to take his place. Admittedly I've not kept as current on software engineering texts, so would be interested in the experiences of Slashdot users...."
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Snowden claims that NSA collaborated with Israel to write Stuxnet virus

andrewa andrewa writes  |  about a year ago

andrewa (18630) writes "From an interview with Der Spiegel. Snowden claims that the NSA, amongst other things, collaborated with Israel to write the Stuxnet virus. Not that this is news, as it has been suspected that it was a collaborative effort for some time. Snowden doesen't seem to offer any proof though."
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