* Posts by Derek Thomas

15 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Mar 2008

BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

Derek Thomas


I have both BT and EE, I'm doomed. (reaches for two tin cans and a ball of string)

Facebook adds 50+ gender options: Stalking your 'Friends' just got more LGBT-friendly

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It should be Sexual Orientation not Gender. There are only three genders, male, female and androgynous

Derek Thomas


It should be Sexual Orientation not Gender. There are only three genders, male, female and androgynous.

Open MPI hits milestone with FORTRAN-ready 1.7.4 release

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The good old days

1973, Merton Tech and, if I remember correctly, an IBM 1100, an inch high pile of punch cards colour coded by function (data, control and programme), many hours of testing with the result being a full set of times tables from 1 to 20. So much easier now but no where as satisfying.

Derek Thomas


Gets out Fortran IV manual and a pile of punch cards for a trip down memory lane.

15,000 London coppers to receive new crime-fighting tool: an iPad

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This will bring a whole new meaning to the phrase 'stop and search'.

STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

Derek Thomas


I have an 8 inch floppy and nothing to put it in.

Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass

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Just a matter of time. Or has it already been done?

Apple files foul-up-fixing patent for fumbling slab-fondling flubbers

Derek Thomas

Wrist action

Will it think my parkinson's tremor is something more personal?

Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet

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How long before a fruity logo calls foul?

Light, fast ... and pricey: Toshiba's Portégé Z30 – now THIS is an Ultrabook

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My XPS has had 3 motherboards in 2 years and a new track pad.

Time travellers outsmart the NSA

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Too soon

It's impossible to travel back from a time that has yet to exist. Once the future has happened we will be inundated with time travelers. Just be patient.

MS takes Windows 3.11 out of embed to put to bed

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3.11 Phaa...

Don't get me started... Just bring back GEM.

Whitehats tackle The Great Botnet Dilemma

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Do the deed and get rid.

Unfortunately an email that tells the computer owner they have a bot is going to be taken as just more spam. I say get rid of them but using their own actions against them. As they are seeking instructions tell then to self destruct. If it were my PC (Even with the latest updated it still could be :-( .) I would be grateful for the help.

DAB: A very British failure

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Great Choice

I'm a very strong supporter of DAB. BBC Radio 7 is wonderful. Lots of great programmes from my youth and many I did not to get to hear the first time round.

Yes sound quality my not be as good as FM but then most people of my age have some hearing problems and cannot tell the difference.

There are plenty of services that don't pay their way and have to be supported by the tax payer. If everything had to make a profit the world would be a very dull place.