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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 220.127.116.11 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.
Show West Show 2019 preview
Next weekend (Saturday 16th February) sees the regular South West show in its brand new venue. Organised as usual by R-Comp and Orpheus Internet, the show will take place at the Arnos Manor, in Bristol. The venue is really easy to reach by both car and public transport and you can book a room if you want to stay the night.
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
RISC OS on youtube
The video sharing site youtube is always an interesting place to find tutorials and see what other people are up to. There are some nice tutorials on how to update your RaspberryPi software, requests for help and people showing off their systems.
David Pilling Treasure Trove
If you are looking to learn about software, there is a treasure trove of source code and resources available on the Internet.
South-West Show Q and A
With the South-West Show a month away, we hunted down the organisers for some more details....
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RISC OS Open
Another bounty gets under way for 2019
Following the unprecedented pledges made by the community during November and December, we’re able to announce that the bounty to teach the C compiler some new tricks is now under way.
Bounty matching target success!
We are delighted to announce that we reached our £5,000 bounty matching target before the end of 2018! This saw some extremely generous donations from across the community into our open bounties. We have matched each of the donations, up to our total of £5,000.As a special bonus, now we have closed-off the General bounty for 2018, we have re-distributed £3,000 across three of the open bounties (the fourth has already been snapped up!).
Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ on sale now
The latest Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ has been released – and RISC OS 5.26/5.27 already support the new hardware. If you want to try RISC OS out on this, grab a copy of NOOBS Lite and select RISC OS from the installation menu.This Pi has a clock speed of 1.4GHz, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking and the improved thermal performance of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It also has a smaller form factor and a lower price than the Pi 3 Model B+.
£5,000 of bounty matching goodness
Once more, we at ROOL are going to put our money where our website is and start matching bounty contributions from you good people. For the remainder of 2018, we will match any donations into our bounty scheme (excluding the General bounty and recurring donations) up to a total of £5,000.
RISC OS 5.26 is alive!
The Open Source RISC OS source tree is now live on our site for your delectation. There are some things you need to know…
And maybe of interest....
Pokemon No! Good news: You can now ban the virtual pests, er, pets to stop nerds wandering around your property
Lawyers clean up after games biz settles with homeowners sick of zombie playersPokemon Go will soon let people ban its virtual pets from around their houses following a legal settlement with homeowners fed up with zombie kids.
Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban
'I didn't buy a gun, I built the gun'... Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+P lands Texas man in the slammerA Texas fella banned from owning firearms is now behind bars for trying to 3D print a gun for himself.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Amazon triples profit to $11.2bn, pays ZERO DOLLARS in corp tax - instead we pay it $129m
Yet it's still whining that New York City didn't offer enough for HQ2Amazon's pre-tax profits more than tripled last year to an extraordinary $11.2bn but, for a second year running, the web giant has paid not a single cent in US federal taxes.
Oracle throws toys out pram again, tells US claims court: Competing for Pentagon cloud contract isn't fair!
Address gate criteria, conflicts of interest - then we can playOracle is pushing America's Court of Federal Claims to rule in its favour and issue a judgment saying the Pentagon erred in its decision to offer its $10bn cloud contract to a single vendor.
Missed Valentine's Day? Take your beloved to a Visual Studio 2019 launch event instead
Romantic Redmondians pick 14 February to announce April go date for the code wranglerDevs seeking the perfect gift for that special someone were thrown a lifeline yesterday, with the announcement of Visual Studio 2019's launch date and a fresh preview of the development toolset.
Toys & Games : Sailor Moon Monopoly
Dont you dare interrupt our transformation sequence! Sailor Moon Monopoly combines two of our favorites: anime and board games. Collect your favorite characters from Sailor Moon: S and try not to go into debt as you do it. This version of Monopoly reskins the original with the Sailor Guardians, Dea $39.95
Clothing : Black Panther Socks
What are THOSE? If Shuri didn't like T'Challa's shoes, we're really how she'd feel about these Black Panther socks. Significantly more comfortable than a skin-tight catsuit (or panther suit), these socks are more suited for lounging than fighting crime. But hey, panthers $9.99
Accessories : My Hero Academia Snapback
For the worlds greatest hero Whether you’re fighting for truth, justice, or… your right to have as much caffeine as you want, you’re someone’s hero. Now it’s time for you to embrace that awesome legacy just like All Might. Featuring the greatest her $24.99
Clothing : Naruto Character Socks
Never lose your way Naruto is surprisingly relatable… except for the whole nine-tailed beast living inside of him. But seriously, maybe Kuruma is why these Naruto socks are so comfortable. They may have a shred of the Nine-Tails within them. We’ll let you know $9.99
Bags & Backpacks : RWBY Character Backpack
You really think four girls and their friends could end all crime in a kingdom? When you can’t just pick one character from the RWBY team, this is the backpack for you. And since Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang have been through it all together, it’s only fitting that they take up almost every inch of this backpack – $39.99
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