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Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 11:58
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Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Deus Ex writer launches spy-thriller Kickstarter

Interactive comic and digital CCG.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2014/08/21/deus-ex-writer-launches-spy-thriller-kickst/1
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 11:56
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Intel and Unity partner on Android x86 support

40 million x86 tablets to ship this year.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2014/08/21/intel-unity-partnership/1
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 11:31
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Tesoro announces Excalibur keyboard's UK launch

Some switch confusion, though.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2014/08/21/tesoro-excalibur/1
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 11:06
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Security keys leaked via touch, claim researchers

Hands off, says Eran Tromer.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2014/08/21/handsoff-attack/1
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 10:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
You might have known what you meant, but a Linux...

You might have known what you meant, but a Linux n00b coming to this thread would have been confused - hence the clarification. No offence was meant!
What security goodness? Linux is, at its heart,...
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 10:17
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Plus 70 for the OS (50 if you're a student),...

Plus 70 for the OS (50 if you're a student), don't forget.
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 18:56
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
<topic="off">Considering how terrible the...

<topic="off">Considering how terrible the science-babble Dr. Bishop comes out with really is, I'm thoroughly enjoying Fringe! Nearly through the second series, I think.</topic>
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 15:55
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
But could it have done better? This Vanity Fair...

But could it have done better? This Vanity Fair piece, Microsoft's Lost Decade (http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2012/08/microsoft-lost-mojo-steve-ballmer), is an eye-opening account of how...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 15:51
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Slot 1 was Pentium II, a different...

Slot 1 was Pentium II, a different microarchitecture; the Pentium on which Quark is based was Socket 7.
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 14:02
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
You don't need to be root to run software,...

You don't need to be root to run software, otherwise you'd never be able to open a web browser or play a game. You should need to be root (or have root privileges) to make system-wide changes, but...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 12:05
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
New Humble Bundle focuses on indie once more

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 launches.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2014/08/20/new-humble-bundle-focuses-on-indie-once-mor/1
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 12:03
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Intel Haswell-E rumoured for August 29th launch

Shifted from mid-September, say sources.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2014/08/20/intel-haswell-e-launch/1
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 11:39
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Corsair launches Link-compatible Commander Mini

Compact hub for sensing and control.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2014/08/20/corsair-link-commander-mini/1
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 10:52
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former CEO retains shares, though.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2014/08/20/ballmer-steps-down/1
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 10:16
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
So your answer is "you're right, Gareth, there...

So your answer is "you're right, Gareth, there are no new stretch goals listed on that page, I made a mistake." Good to know, thanks.
Now that's more like it: that I will happily put in the article...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 10:04
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I'd love to know where on that page you're seeing...

I'd love to know where on that page you're seeing "new stretch goals," because I can see nothing beyond the $50M goal they've already passed.

http://gareth.halfacree.co.uk/pubimages/starcitizen.jpg
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 08:51
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I've got a few tablets gathering dust - I really...

I've got a few tablets gathering dust - I really need to find a project for that HP TouchPad - but I still use my Xperia Tablet Z quite a lot. It's waterproof, so perfect for Netflix and reading...
Forum: General 20th Aug 2014, 08:18
Replies: 42
Views: 1,575
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
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Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 08:13
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Glad you all found it useful! I was in two minds...

Glad you all found it useful! I was in two minds about this one: on the one hand, it's a bit outside this site's enthusiast and gaming focus; on the other hand, I know plenty of readers who do...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Aug 2014, 08:11
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I recently reviewed the Matrix Mini-PC...

I recently reviewed the Matrix Mini-PC (http://freelance.halfacree.co.uk/2014/06/custom-pc-issue-131/): quad-core Freescale i.MX6 ARMv7 with a mini-PCIe slot suitable for digital TV tuners (with more...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Aug 2014, 16:40
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Oh, you're quite right - I missed that! Makes...

Oh, you're quite right - I missed that! Makes AMD's 11 per cent jump seem even more impressive, then.

Yeah, there have been a few reports that suggest that the tablet craze is bottoming out - like...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Aug 2014, 16:01
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
I believe they do, as they're counting units...

I believe they do, as they're counting units shipped from AMD - and AMD has certainly shipped units to their customers Sony and Microsoft. The fact that said units are going into consoles rather than...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Aug 2014, 15:57
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
As far as I'm aware, BT doesn't have an editorial...

As far as I'm aware, BT doesn't have an editorial policy document at all, much less one stating not to link to sources. Like I said, the source in this case was a press release received via email -...
Forum: Article Discussion 19th Aug 2014, 15:26
Replies: 16
Views: 314
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
There's no point linking to the Kickstarter...

There's no point linking to the Kickstarter project in this article, as it closed in November 2012. The source of the news was a press release. Any more questions?
Forum: General 19th Aug 2014, 13:48
Replies: 42
Views: 1,575
Posted By Gareth Halfacree
Now I feel bad, 'cos there are people in this...

Now I feel bad, 'cos there are people in this thread who can't exercise because of injury or illness. I just can't be bothered. I'd say "time to turn over a new leaf and start exercising," but I've...
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