Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?
Then best start with the new stuff, beginning with Christopher Eccleston then watcdh the older stuff as you come to it
If you want to experience the full thing in "we have no money o vision" and you can't transform yourself to me aged 5 in Scotland on a Saturday night, then try starting with Jon Pertwee then move into Tom Baker.
I never saw the earlier stuff so can't comment, but those two had some cracking stories, the Green Death, the Autons (put me off Daffodils for years), Pyramids of Mars and some Dalek stories
Groklaw — Don't Go Home, Go Big
In effect by modding down then, unless you have your settings turned that way, modded down posts disappeared
The Ease of Publishing an Ebook
I notice he talks about controlling the book forever, so he would also like a copyright term of infinity?
Webvention Demanding $80k For Rollover Images
Isn't it true that the judge these cases often comes to has a son that works for a law firm that often represents the patent trolls
Best Mobile Computing Options For People With RSI?
An author/artist who got an iPad as part payment for his job has had his RSI confirmed, he doesn't find the iPad that wonderful as far as the RSI goes, though he loves it apart from that
'Retro Programming' Teaches Using 1980s Machines
Yes beebs usually used ordinary cassettes, which I didn't specify, but they could use microcassettes (as could the Sinclair QL) and disks. The disks needed an extra ROM, not just a drive.
Note the bit where I said I worked with the bloody things
'Retro Programming' Teaches Using 1980s Machines
I was using them at college when they were new.
My first job was writing software that controlled scientific instruments and their was an awful lot of eductaional software written for them because they were designed to be used in schools. The Basic was more structuured and it could use microcassettes or 5 1/4 flopies with its own DOS.
In short, if you are going to use a dinosaur, it is the best dinosaur to choose
UK ISP To Prioritize Gaming Traffic
I was with Demon from 1996, hen I connected to Newsnet and email on my Amiga 1200, until three years ago when I got 75,000 + emails in a morning in a Joe Job attack
Their response is why I am no longer with Demon, I would not now touch them with a barge pole
F1 Simulators Revealed
David Coultard was about to race at Monaco, but he had never raced there before, so he fired up the Microprose F1 Grand Prix to get used to the course, and won it too!
The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel
I like Brewdog beer, but this is just attention seking.
They can go and take a running jump
After a Decade, Digital Radio Still an Also-Ran In UK
With FM we have more han one radio on in the house, so we walk through a cloud of radio
With DAB the signals are out of sync, much less satisactory
Survey Says To UK — Repeal Laws of Thermodynamics
The LDs supported Labour in the Scottish parliament and abandonded most of their principles to do so.
THey didn't support the SNP because the SNP want a referendum on Independence, despite havign this principle of referenda and indeed havign a history of Home Rule
IT is what they do
Amazon Kindle Fails First College Test
I love my Sony book reader, for novels, but I spotted straight away that for rules for wargames and RPGs it was not suited, for exactly the same reason as the students with their textbooks.
I am amazed that Amazon did not spot it right from day 1
Next Ubuntu Linux To Be a Maverick
It makes sense
I have been using another distro on my main machine for a little while, Archlinux, but I had a look at 10.4 on my testing machine and it has a slick look about it, and so far, on an evening's writing work, does the basic stuff.
I'll give it a proper hammering over the next week
NHS Should Stop Funding Homeopathy, Says Parliamentary Committee
Not only that, there is no such thing as the UK NHS, in Scotland the NHS is separate and responds to different priorities
Enlightenment Returns To Bring Ubuntu To ARM
I bought a second hand Acer Aspire 3694, shoved a bigger HDD in it and installed MacPup, a Puppy Linux Puplet that has Englightenment as its Window Manager
It is smooth, pretty and fast.
i'd licke to see it actively continue, it is a great way to get decent eye candy on older machines
Windows Patch Leaves Many XP Users With Blue Screens
No need to buy a $50 book. If the place sells that book it will sell a cheaper magazine
OpenOffice Tops 21% Market Share In Germany
I had a colleague who had a mild laptop problem. After he sorted it the Works he had with the machine wouldn't open his documents.
I recommended OOO (he was gladat how easy it was to get a Spanish version as he was typing docs and using Spreadsheets in Spanish) and he is a convert.
I've used OOO for RPG and wargames reviews and articles, and I've used Writer for small handout type stuff, but I'm trying to get my head around Scribus for DTP
Sir Patrick Stewart
Earned Rank comes first
Revisiting the "Holy Trinity" of MMORPG Classes
It's re-enactment experience but still
Two weapons is mainly used with one for parrying or in combination trapping your opponent's weapon. By havinng te parrying device in your off hand being a weapon then you have an extra threat, not as a damage multiplier
But I'd rather have a shield
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