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Sinclair ZX Spectrum 30th Anniversary

earthloop Re:My first computer (212 comments)

Most Spectrum owners can probably still recall the sequences for calling LOAD "", POKE and cursor keys with little trouble.

One of the emulators is called "jpp" for this very reason. ;o)

more than 2 years ago

I like to watch the stars ...

earthloop I voted "Naked Eye" (106 comments)

But I have to resort to "optical telescope" when watching Natalie Portman. (She's a star, right?)

more than 2 years ago

Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack

earthloop Giving up passwords (575 comments)

(unless the arrestee gives up his password, which he doesn't have to do);

In the UK he does. And people have been punished for not handing it over.

more than 2 years ago

Tens of Thousands Flee From BT and Virgin

earthloop Talktalk and Sky (258 comments)

Both talktalk and Sky have been doing some aggressive marketing lately. I wonder if that's where people are going.

I don't have any personal experience but I've heard that they're not much better. In particular, I've not heard a good word about talktalk.

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

earthloop Re:Sure, send me an invite! (1223 comments)

Any invites left to cover me?!? xmobuk at gm.

Cheers! ;o)

more than 3 years ago

UN Intervention Begins In Libya

earthloop The Response From Libya? (688 comments)

I can't help feeling that 747s etc. are going to start falling out of the skies on a regular basis as a result of this.

more than 3 years ago

Can We Travel To That Exciting New Exoplanet?

earthloop Communicate first? (662 comments)

Would it not make sense to communicate first? Radio at 20 light years is a 40 year round trip. You never know, somebody might answer with instructions on how to get there quicker.

Hey! That's given me an idea for a great film. Is Jodie Foster available for the lead?

more than 3 years ago

The Future of OpenSolaris Revealed

earthloop Re:Oh Oracle (342 comments)

And changing Solaris to SoLarry's.

more than 4 years ago

When Telemarketers Harass Telecoms Companies

earthloop Re:Fun for AI, eh? (234 comments)

I think a bot has a better chance of passing a Turing test than a telemarketer.

more than 4 years ago

Crack the Code In US Cyber Command's Logo

earthloop Re:md5? (380 comments)

That's what "they" want you to think. That is just a fortunate collision.

more than 4 years ago

Crack the Code In US Cyber Command's Logo

earthloop Too easy! (380 comments)

echo -n "USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries." | openssl md5

more than 4 years ago

A delicious steak should be ...

earthloop Re:Buffy Bonus! (763 comments)

I wish mod points were available on eBay. I'd pay good money right now.

The above comment is the funniest I've seen on /. all year!

more than 4 years ago

Sony Sued Over PS3 "Other OS" Removal

earthloop Re:Can't lose! (546 comments)

It goes further than that. It's like saying:

"If you choose to keep the spare tyre, we will close the roads that you previously drove your car on."

more than 4 years ago

I usually fly...

earthloop Re:I have no choice (549 comments)

I wish it was 4x£10! A recently booked flight cost £198.19.

I'm travelling to Maribor, the other end of Slovenia. That makes Graz airport nearer. I once managed to fly direct to Maribor, but Ryanair made some strange demands that Maribor wouldn't entertain, so Ryanair stopped flying there.

I rely on our rail service as much as I do Ryanair! Agreed, re York to (wherever), but I have to get to York first. Once you factor in the time and cost, it's quicker and cheaper just to drive down the A1 to Stanstead.

In an ideal world, American Airlines would fly from Robin Hood to Maribor. But, I don't think that's likely to happen.

more than 4 years ago

I usually fly...

earthloop Re:I have no choice (549 comments)

Okay, so Ryanair prices aren't exactly first class.

What I was implying was that Ryanair prices aren't anywhere near as cheap as they claim. Between seat quote and payment, the price often multiplies 4x.

Their service still sucks though.

I just wish a "quality" airline would fly from a local(ish) airport to Slovenia. At the moment I'm having to drive from Yorkshire to Stanstead, then get a flight to Austria. :o(

more than 4 years ago

I usually fly...

earthloop I have no choice (549 comments)

Wherever I need to go, I always seem to have just one airline to choose from. Nine times out of ten, that's Ryanair.

So, I pay first class prices and get less than economy service.

more than 4 years ago



earthloop earthloop writes  |  more than 8 years ago

earthloop writes "The Register is reporting that Infinium Labs have dropped the Phantom Console. Instead, the Phantom Games Service will be an Windows XP download offering.

Infinium have also annoucned that: In January this year, the firm's latest CEO, Greg Koler, announced the company would be producing the Phantom Lapboard, a gaming-oriented keyboard designed to sit on a lap rather than a desk. Essentially, it's a keyboard mounted at an angle above a solid mouse mat. Phantom's taking orders for the $130 peripheral now, though it doesn't appear to be shipping yet.

Is this another Phantom Product?"


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