* Posts by only_mortal

6 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Jul 2011

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Re: And before the Amiga...

... was Geos on the C64.

... was MacOS.

I did like GEM on the Atari. Way better than the DOS version. UI and APIs were easier to develop with than what came with the Amiga.

Then again, first thing you did on the Amiga was kick Workbench out and get some copper effects going to some SoundTracker music right?

I always thought Amiga Workbench was dreadful.

Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA


Re: What's a GOP?

We call it YLF in Yorkshire.

Apple TV -


Re: Apple TV -

Not a huge difference between the Apple TV and the Roku3 in the UK. Both have iPlayer, NowTV and Netflix.

If you're in an Apple world, the Apple TV is a better way due to iTunes and AirPlay mirroring.

Roku has M-Go (US only afaik) and wifi mirroring from modern Android devices. It can also see some streaming servers on a LAN but doesn't know many codecs.

I've got a Roku3 connected over a VPN to the States for a better experience. Netflix, M-Go and Amazon Prime are offered amongst many services you don't see in the UK.

Forget tethering. Get a real internet connection.

Hex & plugs & ROM & roll: Computer music stars rock Bletchley


I'm pretty sure it was five channels (two sample channels) in Skate or Die.

Martin Galway was the first to use samples in a game as I recall. I preferred Hubbard though.

Can YOU crack the Gauss uber-virus encryption?


Re: Debugger time?

Detecting, in an obfuscated way, a debugger in use is very easy.

You'd just change code path and mislead the cracker. You then do something in retaliation at a later time.

Facebook honeytrap used in Belgian hypermart blag


Dutch in Antwerp

They speak a dialect of Dutch in Antwerp that's know as "Vlaams" (Flemish in English).