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Comment: Re:3 generations watched Tron on Xmas Eve (Score 1) 429

by Boriel (#34684538) Attached to: <em>Tron: Legacy</em> &mdash; Too Much Imagination Required?

That's exactly the impression I got! Thank you for sharing! :-)

I went to the theater to see TRON when I was 10 (ZX Spectrum arrived 3 years later, for Christmas). I liked TRON Legacy, but the film had lot of unexplored possibilities the lazy scripters could worked out more. :-P Anyway, after seen it I asked myself whether I will see another TRON sequel in the future or not... and how could it be.

Comment: Re:monophonic sound chip? (Score 1) 645

by Boriel (#34684400) Attached to: Greed, Zealotry, and the Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum BASIC was much superior to C64 or MSX one (though slower). Try this in C4/MSX:

10 CLS: INPUT "Type in a function (e.g. x^3). f(x)="; f$
20 PRINT "Your function:"; f$
30 FOR x = -127 TO 127: LET y = 85 + VAL f$
40 IF y > 0 AND y 50 NEXT x

This is a simple general function plotter, which plots the function given by the user (allows SIN/COS/EXP etc. etc). Now try that in C64 BASIC. :P Challenge!
C64 was a nice machine, but I learned a lot of math and programming thanks to my Speccy :P
It's funny.  Laugh.

Man Spends 2,200 Hours Defeating Bejeweled 2 179

Posted by Soulskill
from the wins-complimentary-straight-jacket dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A California steel contractor spent 2,200 total hours over the last three years racking up a high score in Bejeweled 2. He exceeded the 2^31-1 maximum score programmed for the score display, proving that there is, in fact, an end to the game. I suppose congratulations or condolences are in order."

Comment: Free Web OS like EyeOS and others... (Score 1) 227

by Boriel (#29333769) Attached to: Has the WebOS Finally Arrived?
There are many free Web OS (as I understand them) out there. For example, EyeOS at http://eyeos.org/en or this other: http://www.oos.cc/login.html YouOS https://www.youos.com/ (now closed :( ) and one from the MIT whose URL I can't recall now... These project are 2 or more years old. If the new Web OS is just this old concept, I think like they're just shouting buzzword (again).

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. -- John Muir