* Posts by ICL1900-G3

110 posts • joined 7 Nov 2019


Oh Mi: Xiaomi shows off 80W wireless charging, claims battery fully fat again in under 20 minutes


Re: Finally.

Have you got a spare planet somewhere you're not telling us about, or do you just not care?

Transport for London data pilot: We want to keep tabs on dockless bikes and e-bikes


Re: I think all transport needs looking at.

I don't believe you.


Re: RE: GlenP

I'm amazed you have so many downvotes. We are car-obsessed in the UK and completely ignore the harm they do.

Gamers are replacing Bing Maps objects in Microsoft Flight Simulator with rips from Google Earth



It's a lot harder to fly than the real thing, IMHO.

Samsung aims boot at Apple's decision not to bundle a charger in with the iPhone 12, foot ends up in mouth


Re: No, everyone didn't copy.


UK tech supply chain in dark over Brexit preparations months ahead of final heave-ho


Re: Hmm

How is life in the Daily Mail?


Re: My message to the lazy, racist brexiters

Speaking as an old, white, non-racist who voted Remain and continues to harass my idiot Tory MP, please have the intelligence and courtesy not to paint us all with the same brush.

Thank you.

Work life balance? We've heard of it. Pandemic means 9-5 shifts are a thing of the past for many


Re: How about post apocalypse kitchen landscapes?

Especially in the UK. Council tax is particularly iniquitous.

Thailand calls on telcos and ISPs to censor information about pro-democracy protests

Big Brother

Johnson't wet dream

That is all.

India racks up seven hundred millionth broadband user, with only 20 million tied to wires


Re: Makes no sense

Spot on!

Don't forget to brush your teeth, WFH staff told as Dropbox drops the office, declares itself 'virtual first'



That is all. Have people really lost all knowledge of what it takes to live a healthy life? Looking at the size of some, maybe they have.

It's that time of the year when Apple convinces you last year's iPhones weren't quite magical enough, so buy this new 5G iPhone 12 instead


Re: I welcome the Fanbois

Amen to that.

Haven't bought a new phone in 12 years, and have felt no shame in company!

Excel is for amateurs. To properly screw things up, those same amateurs need a copy of Access



Underrated and very fast. In its day, it was outstanding.

What's that, Lt Lassie? Three terrorists have fallen down a well? Strap on these AR goggles and we'll find 'em


Re: In another experiment

Unfortunately, my border collie Kelynn has read this and now wants to join up. I just don't think she's ready for it yet.

Disgraced cop, 55, spared prison term after admitting he abused police systems to snoop on his girlfriend's ex


Re: Because being a policeman should mean something

Let he who is without sin throw the first stone.

Former antivirus baron John McAfee collared, faces extradition to America on tax evasion, securities allegations


Re: $750

I have to agree. I normally dislike ad hominem remarks, but, really Bob, this is an amazing pile of crap.

Excel Hell: It's not just blame for pandemic pandemonium being spread between the sheets



...assembly language, the only programming I ever really enjoyed.

Bill Gates lays out a three-point plan to rid the world of COVID-19 – and anti-vaxxer cranks aren't gonna like it


It is indeed viruses.


A bravely anonymous comment, you must feel so proud.

NATO's at risk if you go your own Huawei on 5G, US government warns Germany


Or better still

Ericsson - literally 'son of Eric'.

Windows to become emulation layer atop Linux kernel, predicts Eric Raymond


Re: Sadly... this is the beginning of the end

Downvoted for 'my bad`.

India shows off new home-grown CPU – but at 100MHz, 32-bit and 180nm, it’s a bit of a clunker


I bet VW are shitting themselves.

It's the year of Linux on the... ThinkPad as Lenovo extends out-of-the-box Ubuntu support to nearly 30 machines


Re: Licenses

Downvoted for cliché.

Alibaba wants to get you off the PC upgrade treadmill and into its cloud


Re: @doublelayer - 1996 called...

I'm surprised you're down-voted for stating facts. I can only agree with you; unless your computing needs are large - gaming, video-editing... an old computer will do most of what anyone needs. Mine is 10 years old, also runs Mint, and, incidentally, is fine for conferencing.

He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy' – and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended


Re: Static

Yep, programmed in the bootloader for a DG Nova from the front panel, but MY first computer was an IBM 360/30 running BOS - even more primitive than DOS.

0ops. 1,OOO-plus parking fine refunds ordered after drivers typed 'O' instead of '0'


Re: And this ladies and gentlemen...

In the previous system, MO was one of the registrations for Berkshire. There are doubtless many others. Off topic, but, I think it would be hard to come up with a stupider system than the one we now have.

Vinyl sales top CDs for the first time in decades in America, streaming rules


Thanks for that - impressive, so far.

Tech ambitions said to lie at heart of Britain’s bonkers crash-and-burn Brexit plan



"Cummings - and we have to assume his boss Johnson too"

The other way around, surely?

Um, almost the entire Scots Wikipedia was written by someone with no idea of the language – 10,000s of articles


Re: Send them to Scotland for a few years...

Yep...me too.

Anti-5G-vaxx pressure group sues Zuckerberg, Facebook, fact checkers for daring to suggest it might be wrong


Look up 'proscribed' and edit your post.

Pass that Brit guy with the right-hand drive: UK looking into legalising automated lane-keeping systems by 2021


Re: some stupid and selfish drivers

Oh, well, that's all right then.

Norfolk's second-greatest cultural export set for return with 3-metre monument in honour of the Turkey Twizzler


Re: Is that a fact?

Sadly, we'll all have to get over it...If you have such firm belief in your convictions, why not be a big boy and not post anonymously.


Re: My dog refused to eat it.

Try not to be a twat, there's a chap..

A tale of mainframes and students being too clever by far


Re: Bah! - ICL!

If it had been and ICL computer, there would have been no problem. The 1900 had a hardware datum and a limit register and any attempt to go off piste would result in program termination, no matter which OS you were using. The 2900s were much more secure.

Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?


Re: You know you're in trouble..

Don't know...I suppose because, as there were no obvious benefits not to be in the EU, and that leaving would cost us a shed-load of money, they thought no-one would be stupid enough to vote for it, when push came to shove. Still, as long as Cummings takes back control, all will be just fine.

'First ever' snap emerges of something vaguely resembling our solar system 300 ly away. We'll take 10 tickets


Re: Are those numbers right???

And you deserve a pint for taking me back to happier, simpler times.

UK formally abandons Europe’s Unified Patent Court, Germany plans to move forward nevertheless


OK, I'll bite...here's just one reason...freedom of movement. I worked in the EU half of my working life. It was great, financially and culturally. There are other reasons.

Nokia 5310: Retro feature phone shamelessly panders to nostalgia, but is charming enough to be forgiven


Re: This is NOT that suitable for older people

He bravely, but anonymously said.

Incredible artifact – or vital component after civilization ends? Rare Nazi Enigma M4 box sells for £350,000


Re: "Incredible artifact – or vital component after civilization ends?"

I'm afraid the only option is to eat the rich. Unfortunately, I'm vegan.

Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!


Re: Loyalty

Thank you for an excellent comment. You clearly know your stuff.

Is it Patch Blues-day for Outlook? Microsoft's email client breaks worldwide, leaves everyone stumped


Re: Effing Micro$oft. . .

Other vendors are available...

I know it's not always as simple as that, and I do sympathise, but I am glad that I am now retired and choose my own setup, and MS doesn't get a look-in.

UK smacks Huawei with banhammer: Buying firm's 5G gear illegal from year's end, mobile networks ordered to rip out all next-gen kit by 2027


Re: This will end in tears.

"...but that's being ruined by people who can't put their ranting political opinions to one side."

Including you, by the sound of it.

Heir-to-Concorde demo model to debut in October


Re: Can it reduce the time spent at airports

You know, Greta isn't just doing what she does for her own sake, there is a bit of a problem with the climate, as will become apparent if we don't change our ways.

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world




E-scooter fanboy so hyped for Teesside to host UK's first trial


Re: No consistency.

500 W is fine for ebikes too.

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future


Re: The future is behind you ....

At least we can spell 'gramophone'.

Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript


Re: "issues"

'when you're a bank'

UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts


Three, actually.

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador


What, like the UK not joining in the joint PPE purchase with the rest of the EU, because Johnson 'lost the email'?

Now that's a train delay Upminster with which London travellers shall not put


Re: Gunersbury

I am his Lordship's dog at Kew.

Pray, tell me sir, whose dog are you?

Alexander Pope



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