* Posts by OnlyMortal

21 posts • joined 23 May 2017

Dropbox would rather write code twice than try to make C++ work on both iOS and Android


Re: What the hell is C++, Java, C# and the other drivel?

Rich BBC owner? 6510 ftw


You can mix Objective C and C++. No C glue needed.

Uncle Sam charges Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion


Re: Is this the best that the USA can come up with ?

Very obsure. The only Gilbert I know was an alien on tv...

How's this for sci-fi: A cosmic river of 4,000 stars dazzles lifeforms as it flows through a galaxy. And that galaxy is the Milky Way


Re: River of stars?

I'm assuming that is what Space Force is for...

The Apple Mac is 35 years old. Behold the beige box of the future


My first job was as a Mac programmer (MacPlus 1MB+ HD 20) doing C and 68K with MPW.

Upgraded to a Mac SE with a 16Mhz uograde and an external 70MB SCSI HD (Qisk).

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again


Re: As a dev system?

I developed on a Mac using MPW Shell. It had an assembler, C compiler and a Pascal compiler. It was circa 1989 though.

Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP


Re: From Holland with herring

With xs4all you got a shell and a compiler. I compiled the quakeworld proxy in their Sun box ;-)

Brit boffins build 'quantum compass'... say goodbye to those old GPS gizmos, possibly


So Hollywood is a goner then :-)

Mac users burned after Nuance drops Dragon speech to text software


Mac Developer here

As someone who worked on ViaVoice OSX back early 2001 I just wanted to add that we talked about doing either a poseAs on NSObject or building our own input method. Unless something has changed since then, a poseAs could have been done system wide for AppKit (Cocoa) applications and we could have bootstrapped the reco code. We didn't pursue it as most applications were still ported Carbon legacy code.

Also voice command control is a completely different thing to free voice recognition. I knew one of the chaps who worked at Apple doing their voice control stuff. If I recall, you could get their engine to work in your application with some coding (probably a mix of Interface Builder too).

BTW, my Yorkshire accent was the reason that ViaVoice OSX supported a UK model - I even changed "color" to "colour" in the UI when UK English was activated.

NASA demos little nuclear power plant to help find little green men


Personally, I'd have named it Advanced Power Unit.

More Brits have access to 1Gbps speeds than those failing to muster 10Mbps – Ofcom report


Block youtube and facebook ;-) Similar problem here and I work for a large TLA IT company.


Re: Lies, damn lies and statistics!

AFAIK there's only one other flat on hyperoptic, based on wifi access points I can see. Might be more on lower floors (thick concrete between floors).

On my iPhone 6S over wifi (not using their router btw) and speedtest I've had 489/395. Distance would be about 4-5 metres from couch to the Lynksys WRT 1900ACS with stock firmware (2.01?). The DD-WRT beta was terrible for wifi when I tried it.

Wired with a MacBook Pro (2011) I think I've had ~700.

Edit: There's no VM in the building so flats likely have Sky, since we have two LNB feeds per flat, and Sky Fibre.


Re: Lies, damn lies and statistics!

I have 1Gbps - Hyperoptic.com

TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!


I'd switch bank if I was one of the effected. It's very easy to do nowadays.

Scratch Earth-killer asteroid off your list of existential threats


Re: n-body problem?

No, it's planet pool. Best get Craig Charles in the loop.

Hyperoptic's overkill 10Gbps fibre trial 'more than a clever PR stunt'


Re: Poor contention?

I've got the 1Gbps symmetric connection here in Bristol and with SpeedTest on my iPhone I get ~400Mbps over wifi and I've seen in do around 800Mbps with Ethernet (MacBook Pro Late 2013).

I switched the Hyperoptic router for a LinkSys WRT1900ACS with the standard firmware.

A certain millennial turned 30 recently: Welcome to middle age, Microsoft Excel v2


TASCALC for the Spectrum

A school friend of mine wrote it for Tasman. He got an Atari ST later and did ProShare ST. He started to do a spreadsheet for the ST and I lent him a MacPlus with Excel 2 on it.

No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news


Re: Actually

Boy did H play guitar well too!

75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2


Re: 22yr olds today

He meant what he wrote :-)

Spacecraft spots possible signs of frozen water on the Moon


Re: Water, water everywhere...

Could the earth have been formed further out in the solar system and then crashed into what is now the moon rather than what TV always shows as something crashing into earth?

Guessing the metals on earth indicate otherwise

One hard ghoulie: 1985's Ghosts 'n Goblins


Re: Amiga version

Someone left the source code to the boot loader on the floppy. It was a deleted file so easy to recover and crack the protection.


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