* Posts by Lee Taylor

41 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Oct 2008

10 PRINT "ZX81 at 37" 20 GOTO 10

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3D Monster maze thats all you need to say about the 81!

Farewell, Android Pay. We hardly tapped you

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The lack of MBNA Amex is an ommision. Poundland and now Aldi take no accept Amex so no excuse to miss out miles even on the smallest transaction.

Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

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Re: Lumia

Theres only one answer to that statement


The best symbian cady bar Nokia ever made far superior to any S.E or Samsung offering at the time.,

Nokia taps former Rovio man Rantala to market relaunch

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We need a true sucessor to the N900, which was a brillant piece of kit with a fantastic little keyboard

Microsoft cracks open Visual Studio to Linux C++ coders

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Re: Whats the point ?

Compile on my I7 Windows Box, deploy to the Raspberry Pi. Recompile in a fraction of the time it would need on the Pi....

MAME goes fully FOSS

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Re: What was the license

"There HAVE been instances of bootleg cabinet makers using MAME in them, and the license as it was enabled them to either sue the cabinet maker or at the least keep the lawyers away."

Ironically MAME can emulate the common 60 in 1 games PCBS that can be found on the web which run a custom

build of MAME for XScale architecture with hacked roms.


Norton for Windows 10 is NOT a box-borking beta, insists Symantec

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Norton is A VIRUS!

Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Never has any of these issues with Ceefax not working on older TVs.....

Brighten your November morning: 900 in-browser arcade classics added to the Internet Archive

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Old games and Old Emulation!

The arcade games come from the MAME emulator.

I had a wry smile as the games are considered old as some of the emulation is as well. If you head over and play Astro Fighter by Deco I added that to MAME in November 1997 the night my daughter was born and she's 17 later this month!


AWS pulls desktop-as-a-service from the PC

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Am I missing something here?

"Zero Clients" == "Dumb Terminal"

Renault Twingo: Small, sporty(ish), safe ... and it's a BACK-ENDER

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"echoes some of its previous rear-engined cars – alas, not the Alpine A110 or A310, but the Renault 5 Turbo"....

So it will only negotiate a roundabout on two wheels at any sort of speed?

Lycamobile launches 'unlimited' 4G for £12 a month. Great. Now where can I get a signal?

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5,000 text != unlimited

"The Three deal offers 200 minutes and 5,000 texts. Although to all intents and purposes 5,000 is pretty close to unlimited – it’s about 10 text message per waking hour"

The author obviously has no teenagers in the house...

Gamers in a flap as Vietnamese dev pulls Flappy Bird

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Have to say I much prefer Quack! on the ZX81, all done in 8.5k


BSkyB profit knocked by BT footie struggle and O2 broadband costs

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Fibre box apeared at the end of my street.....

rang up O2 sorrry SKY I want my MAC code..

"Why, have you not heard of our offers for O2 customers and we do Fibre too"....

5 Mins of sales talk offering full sky package for "free" for 12 months....

"Do you provided fixed IP?"

"No, a lot of O2 customers keep asking about that....."

"MAC code please"......

Now a happy customer on Plusnet, gone from 2.5-3meg to 67Meg and yes I have fixed ip!

Microsoft announces execution date for failed QR code-killer

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Oh dear Northern Fail will have to reprint all their station time tables, did anyone else ever use the MS tags???

People really liked our Xperia. Throw in a weak yen and KERCHING - Sony

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My friends on her second Experia Z, first went back as the wifi reception was so weak you had to stand next right next to the router to get any signal.

The second wifi was find on, 1 month later the middle part of the usb connector came out stuck in the chargher lead. CPW answer when asked for repair/replacment, physical damage not under warranty and they wouldnt do a PAID repair on it saying it was beyond economical repair!!

She manghed to get it repaired for £20 but the non authorised repair center she took it too says the warranty will be void now and they cant guarantee it will still be "water proof"

So if your thinking of one avoid like the plague as both problems are well reported on the net!

Hey, O2 punters: Kiss goodbye to 4 MEELLION* Openzone hotspots

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Not sure what the real issue is here. In our small town I can happly get free Cloud at most of the local pubs. Even out local Greggs has free Cloud and it only big enough for 4 customers at time to que for baked treats!

I'm not one for wanting to stand outside some misfortunate BT customers house in the rain to use their wifi....

I'm on 02 and was never offered free wifi with my contract, then again its that old it also doesnt have a "fair usuage" cap on the unlimted data :->

Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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What do you expect when you try and join a cult?

Apple to end support for original iPhone: report

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Re: N95

....and the N95 had a decent flash on the camera too....

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"....download speeds slower than the 384 kb/s EDGE achieved in its best moments."

Strange as the N95 was 3G and supported HSDPA upto 3.6mbps.,so the orignal iPhone was a slouch in reality to other products.

The N95 was probably the best phone Nokia produced, as all the feaures mentioned it also had hardware accelerated 3D graphics engine through its PowerVR core in the OMAP processor (something the late n96 and n97 lacked).

Also it had a SIP client for VOIP which came into great use on holidays to get free incomning calls .Friends call my uk voip number using there free evening calls plans,I'd be sat on wifi at the hotel......

Also it had an infraRed port to. Greatest use I found for that was to hack my LG flat screen to get up the engineers menu to enable the USB playback function using "irRemote S60)


But it piece de resistance was it made and recived calls with out fail over GSM. We had an office of 4 people, 3 with iPhones and myself with an N95. All on O2 but the guys would regualry get voice mails without the phone ringing when calls always came through to the Nokia........

Peak txt: 1.5 billion more chat app msgs sent than SMSes a day

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Re: dont get it

Also add in the reduction in battery life as the apps hang around in the background like a bad smell

AVG: That World of Warcraft hack? RIDDLED with malware

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AVG almost as bad as Norton

AVG used to be a good product and I had the paid version running on mine and families pc`s. But these days its turned into slow bloat ware that’s good at false positives and not

good at actually protecting pcs.

Personally I rate AVG as almost bad as Norton for making a standard pc unusable. You'll know when it's reached that status as PC World will start trying to flog it with every new pc......

Office 2013 now available for some home users

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I tried this out on my new laptop and it is junk. Go into Word try to open a file on your local pc.

The old days ALT-F O..... Now at least mouse clicks on various icons to get the dialog open.

Then the fact its try to force Sky Drive on to you rather than use local storage....

5,000 UK pubs get free Wi-Fi... and they're not even all in London

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One of out local pub has Cloud Wifi..... handly provided by Gregs The Bakers next door!

Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

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They didn't research the name either, just type POP STATION into you tube and watch one of the hilarious reviews by Dr Ashens

Sinclair ZX Spectrum FAILS latest radio noise rules SHOCK

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throw a lumb of Lead in there surely that will sheidl the nastys enough?

Windows Phone 8 must be Microsoft's priority one, two AND three

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Developers Developer Developers????

The problem with developing for Windows 8 phone is the SDK forces you to use Windows 8 Pro if you want to use the device emulator to debug your code. Ask my development team if they want to install Windows 8 on their desktop PC`s/Laptops and wouldn't want to repeat the answer......

Asus CEO sounds netbook death knell

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could you show us a picture of a bird using an Eee Pc at the beach?

Dragons' Den badboy's Expansys back in the black ... just

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Shipping time do seem to have slipped on the last couple of orders I've had from them. Seems they also relocated the warehouse from Manchester to Montpellier in France.....

Apple's trial experts are 'slavish fanbois who believe in magic'

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Good to see Stephen Fry is still eligible to testify

'Dated and cheesy' Aero ripped from Windows 8

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Re: Wow, I think you noticed it...

havre to slightly disagree with that list

Windows 95 pretty good

Windows 98 buggy unstable mess

Windows 98R2 was Decent

Windows ME sucked

Windows XP good

Windows Vista was the second coming of ME

Windows 7 good

Windows 8 I predict will suck worse than the other failures combined.

ARM creators Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber

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I think you will find Ian Williamson was the original inspiration behind the MK14, but this part of the story tends to get brushed under the carpet. Even the BBC`s "Micro Men" missed this part of the story out.

Computer nostalgia is 10 PRINT 'BOLLOCKS'

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XL-1 Incomplete

Disappointed that Spotify have removed the Spectrum game from XL-1, was looking forward scaring small children with the sound of “the internet”

Powerful, wallet-sized Raspberry Pi computer sells out in SECONDS

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Retro shipping dates....

Apparently Sir Clive Sinclair is in charge of the delivery and is guaranteeing everyone Raspberry Pi will be delivered within 28 days.....

Horror AVG update ballsup bricks Windows 7

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Which versions?

"Both server and desktop versions of Windows 7 are affected by the bug."

Could the reg hack tell me where to buy Windows 7 Server.........

Clive Sinclair unveils 'X-1' battery pedalo bubble-bike

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Will delivery be in the same 28 days QL`s took to arrive?

No cassette required: ZX Spectrum games on the iPhone

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and for those with an N900

and for those with an N900 check out Speccy by Marat Fayzullin for full screen spectrum fun, no losing part of you screen to a virtual keyboard as nothing beats pressing real keys.

Ten unlikely iPhone insurance claims

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Tom Dickson false insurance claim???

>7. I dropped it in a food blender

I'm sure there is youtube evidence this was not a geunine accident.......


Commodore 64 emulator hits iPhone

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Jobs Horns

Wheres the BASIC?

The BASIC rom has been disabled, would it be Apple have a problem with running emulated Microsoft code on the Jesus Phone?

Tron sequel already in production

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Great news!

Tron Guy (http://www.tronguy.net/) will be able to make a new suit!

Saw torturecoaster rolls into UK theme park

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IT Angle

Oooo I am sooo scared

More theme park hype, the design of this class of coaster goes back several years.

My 7yr old was not frightend when we road Saw`s older sister ride at Bobbejaanland (http://www.rcdb.com/id2229.htm)