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Comment: Re:More inconvienient than the average filter. (Score 1) 115

by 0123456789 (#47509623) Attached to: UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

the connection owners have to call in to turn the filter off.

I've used BT as an ISP, and the filter option came up as a web page after signing in (I was signing in to watch their BT sport channel, but I assume if you signed in for e.g. the admin site, it would have appeared). I hadn't noticed any blocked sites prior to disabling it, but the option to enable or disable the filter may have appeared prior to it defaulting to being on. One click, and the filter was off, so disabling it really doesn't add much hassle to the end user. I don't doubt the implementation was a lot of hassle at their end, however.

Comment: Re:EMACS 2.0 (Score 1) 121

by 0123456789 (#46940043) Attached to: GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

Well this is just EMACS circa 2014. But instead of elisp we have Javascript. And instead of the emacs-platfrom-which-has-no-name we have a browser.

Anyway, here's a few lines from my top window: 13226 user 20 0 902280 187184 27300 S 0.0 18.3 57:49.63 firefox 26114 user 20 0 35532 8680 4344 S 0.0 0.9 0:12.53 gvim

see the difference?

(but hey it's in a browser so it's officially cloud and webscale and at least web 3.1.0-RC2)

It doesn't run in the browser - it's a standalone app. FWIW, it's using 5.7Mb on my computer at the moment - while emacs is using 41.2Mb. Your emacs analogy is perhaps more apt than you realise though: it's essentially emacs using HTML/javascript/CSS instead of lisp.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 200

by 0123456789 (#40884549) Attached to: Why Intel Should Buy Nokia

OK I looked up the data. Nokia got €800m from Apple and is to receive further royalties of €8 per iPhone sold. Apple is currently doing about 35m phones per quarter so something is definitely wrong since Apple alone is paying more than .5b. Though not the $1.5-2b I had heard either, sort of down the middle.

Could be that the 0.5b figure is there net patent income - they may be spending a fair bit on licencing from other companies.

Comment: Two thoughts (Score 5, Informative) 516

Firstly, this is a Daily Fail story - take with a large pinch of salt. As shown in the Leveson inquiry, they're happy to run "Organisation wants to ban something" story one day, then "Our campaign has forced organisation to back down" the next - despite no such banning effort happening. In addition, they do have a "anything invented after 1900 is suspicious" agenda. Secondly, if the Red Cross actually are debating this, perhaps it's in an effort to revise International Humanitarian Law to keep up with the times, inasmuch as International Humanitarian Law actually exists.

Comment: Re:Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human (Score 1) 334

by 0123456789 (#35369364) Attached to: Blade Runner Sequels and Prequels Happening
The reason Blade Runner was a great film was precisely because they made a film using concepts from the book, but didn't slavishly follow the text (Watchmen, I'm looking at you here). Don't think the plot followed the original book closely enough for the sequel to the book to make sense as the sequel to the film.

I haven't read the book Bladerunner 2, by the way - I retract the above if it was a follow up to the film, rather than "Do Androids Dream..."

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