* Posts by JimBob42

22 posts • joined 11 Mar 2014

25 years of Delphi and no Oracle in sight: Not a Visual Basic killer but hard to kill



My understanding is that the C# name arose from a stylized rendering of C++++

Philips kills dependence on its Hue hub, pointing to a Bluetooth world


Re: At least it's an improvement

Don't worry, the app you need to use to talk to the lights will still require a live internet connection and a cloud account... possibly several.

You're not still writing Android apps in Oracle's Java, are you? Google tut-tuts at dev conf


Re: K&R Braces

This is also one of the worst things about JS.

Top Autonomy exec Sushovan Hussain: Bond villain or Mob boss? Both, say prosecutors


Re: oh good

Or Phil Hartman dressed as Telly trying to get you to sign up for Player's Club.

"Pornos cued up to the good parts!"

Why Qualcomm won – and why Tim Cook had to eat humble Apple pie


My experience with Intel is that when they say they are 6 months from silicon but won't give a date, it means they are not actually working on it. They are just fishing for potential customers to size the market.

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'


But is is any good?

How does this compare to IDA?

Stage fright or Stage light? Depends how far you dare to open your MacBook Pro's lid


Re: Rinse and repeat

No. Sleep. 'Til Broken!

Alphabet gives bipedal robots the Schaft 'cos no one wants to buy its creepy machine maker


Re: After the Google acquisition, it completely clammed up

Daleks can fly. It's canon.

Unpicking the Pixel puzzle: Why Google is struggling to impress


Pretty sure the phone is named after this:


As Corning unveils its latest Gorilla Glass, we ask: What happened to sapphire mobe screens?


Re: Anybody who says their sapphire watch face scratched

Tungsten carbide products are nearly always a cemented carbide matrix, usually with cobalt.

It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers


Re: WTF!!

The unlikelihood of there being any active ingredient present is a feature, not a bug. The entire enterprise is premised on the idea that water is magic and has a memory of compounds it has been in contact with.

Your software hates you and your devices think you're stupid


Re: Vinyl tinted glasses

I have a Sony CDP-690. The remote control was a little smaller than the MD player ones (I have those too). It seems like a reasonable compromise between enough buttons to be useful, but not enough to make the remote ridiculous. Seems, but is not. The later MD remotes were much better for entering text. What would have been really great is a Bluetooth link to the year 2015 so we could use a full keyboard from Logitech or something.


Re: There's an island somewhere...

I had to google that. It's weird that I've never seen that before.


Bombshell discovery: When it comes to passwords, the smarter students have it figured


Re: Pass the salt...

Yeah, it smells like bullshit.

Oregon will let engineer refer to himself as an 'engineer'


Re: I wouldn't trust his second opinion on a medical issue, so why roads?

Same thing in Canada. Also, the relevant Act overreaches horribly. It gives jurisdiction over all use of math and physics to solve real world problems to the local band of incompetents that run the professional organization. It should be repealed and replaced with something less asinine.

Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps



Meanwhile, VB6 still works fine.


Re: complex apps

Yes, MS' "modern" application lifecycle management strategy is straight out of PalmOS.

They seem to have forgotten that it's the OS's job to do this shit.

'We think autonomous coding is a very real thing' – GitHub CEO imagines a future without programmers



In my experience, any system designed to allow non-coders to do any kind of application or data maintenance ends up being used solely by coders anyway.

Hipster disruptor? Never trust a well-groomed caveman with your clams


You had me until "mobile bone."

Oracle finally decides to stop prolonging the inevitable, begins hardware layoffs


Long overdue.

Burn Sun, BURN!

Brunner does a runner: Beats designer must hand the brand to Apple


Not the Beats you needed

But the Beats you deserve.

Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update


Windows 8 has driven me to take the unusual step of buying an Apple MBP. OSX takes some getting used to, but it seems to work fine. I like the giant multi-touch trackpad, except for dragging stuff. There's probably a dozen more hotkeys I need to learn.


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