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BBC4's Micro Men: an interview and review
Ahead of tonight's Micro Men programme, which charts the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers in the early 1980s, drobe.co.uk spoke to the film's producer, Andrea Cornwell, to find out more about the show - and now you can read our review of the film
'Threaded' Firefox for RISC OS build released to test
An experimental build of the RISC OS port of Firefox that promises a smoother experience has been released for people to test. You'll need the latest 22.214.171.124 version and then replace its executable with the one from here. The technical bit: developer Peter Naulls has moved the browser's polling for user interaction into a separate thread to aid multitasking with the rest of the RISC OS desktop.
In brief: Acorn World show this weekend
Archive editor Jim Nagel summarises what to expect at the retro-themed show. Official website here [Update 2] A report by iconbar.com's Phil Mellor of the sell-out show is here - with pictures
RISCOScode.com webzine publishes autumn issue
Drobe man Martin Hansen has updated his personal web publishing endeavour, RISCOScode.com, with a new issue for the autumn. It includes interviews with an organiser of the inaugural London RISC OS show, to be held in October 2009, and Richard Hallas, plus more bits and pieces. Go check it out. It's free.
Tanks a lot! Double USB toy driver joy
RISC OS USB guru Dave Higton has released drivers for two remote-controlled gadgets: an 'executive mayhem' tank and a mini car. Get ready to order your armoured, missile-firing kit into position and destroy your office colleagues, or instead swap your computer's circuits for your own race track with a remote-controlled banger. The source code is available and the software should work on Simtec and Castle USB stacks.
New RISC OS !FamTree application reviewed
RISC OS stalwart Chris Hall has turned his attention to a new product which will be released at the South-West Show this year. He was kind enough to send us a pre-release copy for review (version 1.3), so here is a taster of what you will be able to buy at the South-West Show.
January News Round-up
Some things we noticed in the RISC OS world this month. What did you see?
NetFetch reaches Version 5
R-Comp recently updated NetFetch to version 5. You can purchase it easily through the !Store (a very painless process) or get it directly from R-Comp.
South West Show is fast approaching
The South-West Show, the premier RISC OS Show in the South-West, is fast approaching....
RISC OS Open
RISC OS 5.24 approaches
The latest stable release of RISC OS is now entering its final stages ahead of a planned release date in April 2018. This has been a long, hard slog and represents a significant milestone – it will be the first stable release for the Raspberry Pi.
Desktop development and not a flat pack in sight
If you missed October’s London Show you may also have missed the release of DDE28 too.
USB bounty complete, only 1 finger needed
We can now count on just 1 finger the number of steps remaining to overhaul the aging RISC OS USB stack following the completion today of step 1. This initial bounty was carved off a larger block after recognising that the scale of the task couldn’t reasonably be achieved prior to the next stable release of RISC OS (version 5.24), yet we needed some of the work to help towards the Raspberry Pi port.
Get your hands on the definitive BBC BASIC reference
Launched at the London 2017 show, ROOL are now shipping from stock a fully revised edition of the BBC BASIC Reference Manual for anybody who wasn’t able to make it there in person.
The prime time London Show 2017
Set your clocks for this year’s London Show at the St. Giles hotel, Feltham, on Saturday 28th October. The show is open to the public from 11am to 5pm, which also happens to be the last day of summer time in the UK.
And maybe of interest....
Global security crackdown, a host of code nasties, Brit cops mocked, and more
It's the week in securityRoundup Here's a summary of this week's security news beyond what we've already reported.
Reinforcement learning woes, robot doggos, Amazon's homegrown AI chips, and more
Why machines aren't really superhuman at allRoundup Hello! Here's a brief roundup of some interesting news from the AI world from the past two weeks, beyond what we've already reported.
James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto
When the lawyer thinks you're cruel, that's Damore. When you're thrown on the street with a cloud at your feet...Google was well within its rights when it dumped controversial bro-grammer James Damore in mid-2017.
Hands up who HASN'T sued Intel over Spectre, Meltdown chip flaws
Chipzilla says class-action lawsuit tally stands at 32Intel says it is facing 32 separate class-action lawsuits following the revelations it shipped millions of processors with security design flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Oi! Verizon leaked my fiancée's nude pix to her ex-coworker, says bloke
Intimate photos somehow ended up on some other guy's mobe, lawsuit claimsA bloke is suing Verizon Wireless in the US because, he claims, personal pictures from his Verizon phone, including intimate snaps of his fiancée, turned up on the phone of another subscriber - who happened to know her.
Collectibles : Fallout Enamel Pins 5-Pack Set 4
What Makes You S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Ready to spend some perk points? Get a five-pack of enamel and metal pins featuring Vault Boy as Local Leader, Action Boy, Lady Killer, Lifegiver, and Strength. Keep them securely attached with double stickback pins and metal stoppers. $15.99
Clothing : Pac-Man High Score T-Shirt
Waka waka. Don't stop until you reach the top. Nab every fruit you can, but watch out for those ghosts or that arcade machine will gobble up your quarters like Pac-Man gobbles pellets. $19.99
Collectibles : Fallout Enamel Pins 5-Pack Set 3
The perks of being yourself! Ready to spend some perk points? Get a five-pack of enamel and metal pins featuring Vault Boy as Better Criticals, Mysterious Stranger, Basher, Party Boy, and V.A.N.S.. Keep them securely attached with double stickback pins and metal stoppers. $15.99
Collectibles : Funko POP! Emperor's New Groove Vinyl Figures
Pull the lever! Despite being a llama, Kuzco didn't lose an ounce of that groove. And now his Groove can be immortalized in these POP! vinyls $9.99
Home & Office : Twin Peaks Ceramic Pie Plate
We're gonna need some more coffee. Show off your culinary abilities or just your fandom with this Twin Peaks ceramic pie plate. It features Cooper's "This must be where pies go when they die" quote on the inside, alongside the logo for the show's Double R Diner. $29.99
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