* Posts by Paul Fremantle

7 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jan 2008

The New C++: Lay down your guns, knives, and clubs

Paul Fremantle

C++ Garbage Collection

There is a good reason they still haven't added Garbage Collection to C++......... there would be nothing left. Boom Boom.

Orange unpeels fresh biz-friendly mobile broadband plans

Paul Fremantle

5Mb of European roaming data?

5Mb of roaming data? Is that a month? That's just annoying. Enough to get me checking my mail and then I'll find I've blown the allowance and now have a 100quid bill for email. When are we going to get decent deals for data roaming?!!!

'Gv up txt 4 Lent,' urges bishop

Paul Fremantle


Actually Lent doesn't include Sundays. That's why it lasts 46 days instead of the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness: the 6 Sundays don't count. So you can text as much as you like on Sundays.

Of course they never tell you that.

OpenSocial, OpenID, and Google Gears: Three technologies for history's dustbin

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Bill Gates battles Kermit the Frog in the name of open source

Paul Fremantle

Mule EE is Open Source?

To quote Dave from the discussion: "Ours are not proprietary - ours are just not available in the community version. They are Open Source code. When you pay, and everything, or you become a subscriber, or whatever else, we don't actually keep anything closed."

Maybe Dave ought to read the definition of Open Source.... I did and here is my analysis: http://pzf.fremantle.org/2008/07/open-source.html

Paul Fremantle (a dangerous Apache License company founder)

What survived the axe at HP Labs

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BRAIN isn't exactly new

The BRAIN model sounds suspiciously like the Delphi technique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_method) which was invented by the US military thinktank RAND in the 50s and 60s. I built a computerized version of this in the early 90s, exactly designed to get group results of anonymous forecasts from board room execs.

Nice to see a really innovative product coming out of HP Labs - only 15 years after a pimply youth built the same thing out of Visual Basic.

Honest startups versus City bastards - the CGT conundrum

Paul Fremantle

The problem will come in 10 years time

The problem will come in 10 years time when a million quid buys you a round of latte's in a London coffee shop and no-one at the Treasury has updated the limit.

A budding entrepreneur hoping to make some capital gains one day - Paul