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Comment Re:Thanks! XOXO, Putin (Score 1) 109

I don't see what the fuss is all about! Relations between the East and West have never been better. The UK, and large parts of Europe will be dependent on Russian Gas for many many years, which is fine. I don't have a problem with that. The hundreds of years of supply of Coal reserves that the UK has should stay in the ground where it belongs. All UK citizens are totally happy to two or three times more for their power.

Comment Microsoft killed .Net. (Score 4, Interesting) 250

Microsoft sealed the fate of .Net by not choosing it as the basis for Windows 8.x and the metro UI. That indicated that Microsoft no longer sees .Net as the next gen framework for Windows, .Net has, of course, done its job. Which was to kill Java. Which, for desktop applications, it has.

As a Windows developer, it leaves me with somewhat of a dilemma. Which framework is the way forward on the Windows platform? It's not MFC, nor Silverlight. Is it .Net? Is it Metro?

Comment BBC News does this all the time. (Score 5, Interesting) 125

The BBC news website, and App has a regular piece reporting what the papers are reporting, and shows photographs of the front pages of all the big UK papers. The review of 'tomorrow's papers is also a regular feature on one of the late news programmes broadcast on the BBC.

The Times, yet again, demonstrates just how poor its journalism is, by trying to use the DMCA to remove any criticism of the paper.

Comment Re: Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 417

People used to say that about IBM.

I know IBM is still a huge company, but they don't sell PC's any more. "So what about Lenovo?" I hear you say?! But, that's the point. The PC business is changeling. The question isn't who's got "business staying power", but who's got the ability to change with the changeling demands of the market?

Comment Re: Esoteric material? (Score 1) 329

I have a BT Mobile Broadband dongle. I have found that BT blocks searching the Internet Archive I'm guessing that the BT anti-porn filter is simply based on the domain, and can't "see" the page. Try searching for on the Internet Archive! I think the UK ISP porn filters are likely to cause significant issues.

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