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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 184.108.40.206 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.
GDPR and RISC OS
You may have been receiving quite a few emails recently related to GDPR. This is a new set of rules which into effect across the whole EU and impacts anyone who holds individual data. Companies now need to be much more careful on what data they hold on you and have your permission to hold it. You also have a right to ask Companies to forget you and delete any emails which include you.
Messenger Pro reaches release 8
A surprise (but very welcome) release at Wakefield was a new release of the perennial RISC OS client, Messenger Pro. In his talk, Andrew Rawnsley said that R-CompInfo had brought forward the update as the code needed some reworking to ensure it worked with RISC OS 5.24 - we are not complaining.
RISC OS 5.24 arrives
Wakefield saw the official release of RISC OS 5.24 - we saw 5.22 in 2015 so there have been just a few changes since then (total of 708 changes and 21 main ones). Several key bounties have delivered major new features.
Power Switching a RaspberryPi
Chris Hall has been trying to make the most of power for a RISC OS based RaspberryPi for his GPS system. In his guest post , he lifts the lid on how he does this...
April News Round-up
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
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RISC OS Open
ROOL goes dutch at RISC OS eXperience 2018
Saturday 12th May sees the Big Ben Club hosting this year’s international RISC OS eXperience show. We look forward to seeing you there!
RISC OS 5.24 stable is now available
After a long run up RISC OS Open Limited (ROOL) are pleased to announce the much anticipated latest stable RISC OS release for many of the computers your favourite OS currently runs on.
RISC OS Open at Wakefield 2018
RISC OS Open look forward to seeing you at the Wakefield RISC OS show, this Saturday 21th April 2018.We’re on stand 15 all day, or come to hear what we’ve doing and how to get involved in the midday theatre slot.New releasesIt’ll be a chance to get hands on with RISC OS 5.24 – the new stable release – making its first public outing, packed with over 650 changes and improvements since the last version in 2015. Newly updated editions of the popular RISC OS Pi and ePic SD cards will also be launched on Saturday.The recently revised Desktop Development Environment (DDE28b) will be on sale for budding developers.And as if that isn’t enough, the brand new edition of the RISC OS 5 User Guide will be available to take away on the day; light reading for the long journey home.Easier ways to buyFollowing feedback at previous shows (we do listen!) we’ll also be able to take payment by card for the first time, including contactless payments. It’s never been easier to buy merchandise or pledge towards one of the open bounties.
Padlock clicks shut on network stack project
We’re excited to be able to reveal two important steps in the overhaul of RISC OS’ creaking network stack today.It’s a lock-in on step 1After a number of briefcases containing keys were exchanged, and several complex meetings concluded in a three way handshake the bounty, which opened in February 2017, has now begun at a top secret location.This particular bounty received a generous sponsorship from equally hush hush RISC OS Developments Ltd as part of their vision to improve that particular area of the OS. We’re very grateful for that, and invite other companies to present giant cardboard cheques to accelerate their favourite bounties towards each target amount too.
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.
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Signal bugs, car hack antics, the Adobe flaw you may have missed, and much more
EFF wins another privacy battle, ICE chips off AI spy planRoundup Here's your guide to this week's infosec news beyond what we've already covered.
How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works - and did it fake its robo-caller demo?
Plus: Classifying frogs can be hopping madRoundup Hello, here's our weekly AI roundup. We have more information on how Google's sentence prediction in Smart Compose for Gmail works, as well as some questions about its Duplex robo-caller system. Also, decision trees to classify the mating calls of frogs and toads to study climate change.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
US Congress mulls extending copyright yet again - to 144 years
Literally the 12th time corporate revenue put ahead of society and cultureThe US Congress is looking to extend copyright on some sound recordings to a staggering 144 years - making it the twelfth time copyright rules have been extended since the 1970s.
Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry - and video games are already being blamed
Pundits quick to erect straw manComment Once again, a mass murderer has opened fire at a school in America - this one is Santa Fe High School in Texas - and video games are already being blamed. Rather than, oh, say, gun control, or the lack thereof.
Facebook Android app caught seeking 'superuser' clearance
And what reason would you have not to trust Facebook with your personal data?Updated Social networking site and market-leading data broker Facebook is once again taking heat for playing fast and loose with its access to personal information.
Clothing : Deadpool Is Love T-Shirt
Rob Lowe is here? When we say "Deadpool is love" we mean all sorts of love. Gay love. Straight love. Self love (lots of that). Unicorn love. The pure love of a man for a solid fourth-wall-breaking t-shirt with his own picture on it. Like this one. $19.99
Clothing : Star Trek TNG Ladies' Skant Uniform
Engage-ing. This ST:TNG skant uniform is perfect for cosplay in warmer climates and more relaxed atmospheres (social, that is, and not planetary). Pair it with some black boots, and you'll be equally ready to hit the dance floor or the bridge. $249.99
Home & Office : Deadpool Tapestry Throw
Pineapple and olive? This woven throw features Julian Totino Tedesco's cover for Thunderbolts #17 (2013). Deadpool has important business to get down to in this pizza place. Which mostly involve putting pizza in his facehole. $29.99
Tools : Batman 3pc BBQ Tool Set
Barbecue hero. The Batman 3 pc BBQ Tool Set is the perfect gift to say thanks to the hero of the grill. It includes a logo grilling spatula with bottle opener in the handle, a grilling fork with bottle opener in the handle, and long-handled slotted tongs. $19.99
Tools : Wonder Woman 3pc BBQ Tool Set
Barbecue hero. The Wonder Woman 3 pc BBQ Tool Set is the perfect gift to say thanks to the hero of the grill. It includes a logo grilling spatula with bottle opener in the handle, a grilling fork with bottle opener in the handle, and long-handled slotted tongs. $19.99
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