* Posts by tangofool

4 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Jun 2010

Australia's alternative NBN plan: some taxpayer-friendly questions



Have they discussed uploads, how do they expect cloud services to take off with almost no upload speed available with their FTTN. Backup video services, large file transfers are all but impossible under their plan. Discuss

Slideshow: A History of First-person Shooters in 20 Games


Code name Eagle

What about BF1942 prerunner of Codename Eagle. Multiplayer was awesome and lead to BF 1942 do anything.

US consumers don't want web-enabled toasters


Useful, oh yes

I remember a hacked coke machine back in uni about 20 years ago. It could tell you what was in it, the temperature of the drink, you could get credit with the coke machine so you didn't always need coins on you, and a delay drop so you could walk down the stairs and have it drop just as you got there. If you were on the top floor it was really handy to see if the coke was cold enough to drink before walking down the 3 flights of stairs. I always thought that was a cool idea, Coca - Cola had other idea's as I recall. Pity.

Son of Transputer powers new Amiga box


U Sure - Oh Yes

It was X-Specs on the Amigahttp://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/flame_32.png. I tossed out mine only a year or so ago. I remember flyingthrough 3D space and shooting flying potatoes. It worked well using the interlace (1 feild per eye) and the effect was very good 3D. And today almost 15 years later we still need glasses!