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Comment: Re:HDMI is a good choice today. (Score 1) 37 37

Can't it be both: a floor wax *and* a dessert topping? :)

Yes it has the educational market positioning and takes its inspiration from the BBC primarily, but it's very flexible in its capabilities. You might equally well call it the modern day Amiga, as it has good hardware graphics capabilities.

Comment: Re:trolling vs free speech (Score 1) 898 898

This got modded insightful? You should *not* have an absolute right to proclaim hatred, because then we can't have public order. Proclaiming hatred in front of people can and does start fights which can result in people being killed or seriously injured. See in the UK the Public Order Act, especially section 5 which is used quite often (sometimes overused, admittedly). That normally results in a moderate fine, but I think this particular case was dealt with under the more severe anti-harrasment law.

Comment: Long track record of failed government IT projects (Score 1) 174 174

Ten years ago I was being taught about the attempt to upgrade the London Ambulance Service's systems, as a notorious failure and how it could be avoided. The government has not learned: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/01/auditor_says_firecontrol_a_disaster/

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman

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