* Posts by markd74

14 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Dec 2010

Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license



A little unexpected as their last post on the subject had the ominous air of finality about it. Glad to see that commonsense has won out here.

Java? Nah, I do JavaScript, man. Wise up, hipster, to the money


Why I hate Java Exhibit A

Google "stackoverflow java array concatenate", click the first result, count the number and variety of answers (remember to check both pages 1 & 2)

The prosecution rests.

Galaxy Note 7 flameout: 2 in 5 Samsung fans say they'll never buy from the Korean giant again


That conspicuous lack of decent alternatives though


The Note 7 on flames is still a more appealing prospect than its competitors. I'm looking about for something to replace it with and it's a sea of mediocrity.

E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians


Re: 2 years

Mixing your own juice is simple and will cost about 12p per 30ml

Russian cybercrooks shun real currencies, develop private altcoins


They don't like the volatility

I'm not sure how creating their own currency is going to solve, rather than add to, their volatility problems here.

'Leaked' iPhone 6 pics will make cool fanbois WEEP - it's a PHABLET


Maybe he has very large hands

And it's an Ipad

Is the next-gen console war already One?


Re: Just out of interest..

If the xbox masses are planning on jumping to Steambox to avoid 'draconian' measures I suspect they might be a touch disappointed.

Ten movies inspired by video games


Uwe Boll

Honorable mention for UB, Ramage was actually a pretty decent movie, not based on a computer game though.



This looks real

I can tell from the lack of pixels and from seeing quite a few hovercars in my time

Battlefield Earth ruled worst film EVER


List is wrong

One word: Dreamcatcher

Microsoft flags Firefox and Chrome for security failings


Fuck IE

IE9 is still an omnishambles of a browser, are there not UN resolutions that can prevent MS from unleashing browsers on the world. Each and every time i do any work it'll go smooth as ice till testing gets done on IE at which point a ton of things will fall to pieces for absolutely no reason. Why do they bother? to promote bing? nobody give a fuck about bing either, they should stick to their core competences, xbox and shite operating systems.

Football goal-line tracking tech delayed


Success and fail

Surely it's more than half the ball over the centre of the goal line?

The year's best... PC games


Bad Company

Nice to see some BFBC2 love after it's glaring omission from the console list, waiting with baited breath for the Nam dlc on the 21st to finally be able to fly Hueys around with Ride of the Valkyries blasting out.