* Posts by Mark76

9 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Aug 2009

Ancient radioactive tree rings could rip up the history books


You kept writing "CE" (Common Era) when you meant to write "BCE" (Before Common Era).

For example... The "Assyrian Eclipse" happened in 763 BC/E. Not 763 CE/AD (when there were barely any Assyrians around to record an eclipse and the Arabs were the dominant force in Mesopotamia.

Swiss space plane to launch robotic orbital debris destroyer


So... Even the Swiss have a more ambitious space program than us?

Why doesn't that surprise me?

Sony promotes Vita with QUAD-JUBBED WOMAN


Not New

Of course, you do know this is a straight rip off from How I Met Your Mother. Right?

First 'cryovolcano' discovered on Titan, ice moon of Saturn


Never Mind Earth's Environment

But what about the Titanians?

Won't someone think of the Titanians!?

Intel introduces Sandy Bridge chippery



But I really can't help thinking of the old Absolutely sketches about that Scottish town council every time I see "Sandy Bridge"

Windows 7 versus Snow Leopard — The poison taste test



!Boot files first appeared on the BBC Micro.

As far as NexTStep and RISCOS's respective "docks" go, the implementation of each is so different as to dispel any notion of one copying the other. In some ways the early ROS icon bar resembles the Windows Taskbar (which didn't appear until 95) as running applications are represented by icons on one side of the panel, with drives and application directories on the other.


MacDock? Pah!

The RISCOS icon bar is a far superior implementation of the dock concept. Sure, it doesn't have the sophisticated graphics and the fancy animations, but it is possible to add stuff to it with the icons becoming so small you can barely make out what they are thanks to its virtual infinite length.

Also... Bundles is just a copy of !Boot

64-bit Chrome takes centre stage in Linux land

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No Adobe Plugins For 64 Bit?

I have a 64 bit flash plugin from Adobe sitting in my Mozilla plugins folder.

It does a pretty good job. So long as you don't desire full screen video.

Earthquake-squelching, sonar-invisible 'active cloak' unfurled


Screw The Cloak of Invisibility

I want my seven-league boots.