James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech
If I still had mod points.
China Lifts 13-Year-Old Foreign Console Ban
*hands in (already-mostly-ceremonial) geek card*
For Your Inspection: Source Code For Photoshop 1.0
Yup, remember also having that 'Barneyscan' version around the same time that Letraset introduced ColorStudio. Photoshop 'felt' quicker, so allowed more intuitive working (so, the way these things go, who remembers ColorStudio now?).
Technical Glitch Lets Reporters Eavesdrop On Obama, Sarkozy
In this case it's more 'wetware'. Simultaneous translators are people with the talent to do on-the-fly translation. HTH.
(unless this is a really obscure set up for a WHOOOOSHing?)
Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android
Xerox did take that technology and do something with it. Just not something very good. And, at this point, the Slashdot Taco/iPod meme swims into my mind, where the iPod is a Mac Plus and the Nomad is the Xerox Documenter. It sure LOOKED like you got more for your cash with the latter. But, again, it's about doing something right, more than being innovative.
The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:
*grumble* to WHOOOSH! in about 5 mins. Suddenly, everything crashed quicker!
(also, my 512k replaced with a Plus was a great 'convenience' upgrade, but I was just getting the rest of the computer that Apple should have shipped in the first place).
Indian Mathematician Takes Shot At Proving Riemann Hypothesis
Oi! I'm Scottish and I resent the implication that we didn't invent it.
Surely DEEP-FRIED MARS BAR tikka masala?
CIA Shows Off (Formerly) Super-Secret Spy Goodies
Long time since I bothered to look but I thought the Mig-25's Mach 3.2 was a one-time trip that effectively wrecked the engines!
Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?
40000 WP7 devices? What's that in XServes?
Teacher Asks Students To Plan a Terrorist Attack
Never mind weak points, *If only* I had mod points...
No iPhone Apps, Please — We're British
National Rail timetabling/route information on the BlackBerry is plain and simple and FAST. Which is exactly what I need. It makes the £3.5k I fork out on a season ticket slightly more reasonable...
Then again, I am trying to work up the right degree of anger to vent my spleen about this iPhone app. I can't. Because, you know what? The fact that they're looking this way for application development is probably a good thing. What use would a website that only works -say- in Internet Explorer 6 be? At least they're trying to be contemporary. And £40k? *pfffffft!*
British Computer Society Is Officially At Civil War
Mudchute (very good!) leaves me little room for manoeuvre. So I'll take the reverse shunt option and assume widened lines are in play too: St Johns Wood?
iPad Is Destroying Netbook Sales
Where do I sign up? That sounds delightful!
(got iPad, have hardly used laptop since, will hand in -admittedly tattered- geek card soon, I promise).
True Tales of Tech Hoarding
Are you serious? Or is this some setup for an introduction to Derelicte?
OKAY! I'LL BITE!
True Tales of Tech Hoarding
Yup. In my hallway, now stashed APART from the pile of stuff I keep meaning to put on the street with a sign that says "works! please take me!" is a Mode32 floppy disk. This Connectix software "cleaned" the dirty ROMs in early Macintosh II systems, enabling them to address more than 8MB RAM. I can't throw it away. Because, you know, I might need it again.
Bing To Become Default iPhone Search?
>a Jobs search engine.
It would be like Google, but the only button would be the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.
And it would announce the results of the search on time, but wouldn't actually "ship" them to you until March.
Scientists To Breed the Auroch From Extinction
Wow, tasty AND you can wash your hands in it?
NASA Attempts To Assuage 2012 Fears
Patriot Games? Pah! Blade Runner had ENHANCE a whole decade earlier: Deckard and the low-res photo of the apartment, for example...
Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?
Sad that you had to append the "Note to UK readers:"
Sadder still that your previous paragraph about "walking to school alone" raised a red flag.
In any case, a good point about the exercise that surrounds exercise. I walk everywhere and always have (or skated it on four wheels). My kids do the same (because they've had no choice!) and understand that getting somewhere requires a bit of sweat equity.
Hands-On Look At the BlackBerry Storm 2
Nothing will really take advantage of WiFi? Except BES (and BIS)! Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you're saying here, but it's useful to have the handset switch between wireless networks and GPRS (or what have you) in the same way that the iPhone does between WiFi and 3G etc. But then I have a Curve (no 3G) and not a Storm, so maybe I am totally missing the point. Eh, it happens...
Looks like a decent rev to the Storm. But, it would have to be, right? It's an Apple-shaped world...
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