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  • It's going to get hot in here ...

    Its looking kind of inevitable.  Facebook raising enourmous capital, Apple making unbelievable piles of money.  To some its starting to look like Google might become an underdog (MS already is).

    Facebook is in a prime position for targetted advertising, Google is trying to play catch up with Google + etc.  Meanwhile MS has a little finger in all the pies and wants a bigger piece (Its going to be a massive push with Win 8 & Tablets though).

    Is the scene being set for an enourmous showdown?

    Winners and Loosers all round?

    Its going to be an interesting year.

  • Top five regrets of the dying

    @cbae:Because its an ex IMAX screen most people still like to sit in the 3d "sweet spot" (ie near the middle).

  • Top five regrets of the dying

    @Dr Herbie:Yes, but the good news is we are all in the same boat.

    I think I had already got to the stage where I recognised the value of mitigating some of those things - of course nothing can be done about the first 30 years or so of my existence ...


    Oh, and I should add ...

    STAR WARS Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D Feature Film IMAX ( U) (09-Feb-2012 11:00) Standard - Central Rows D - L, J19 - J19 Adult 16yrs+110.600.75



    All booked up for 3D Star Wars.  I don't think I have seen this since if first came out so hopefully will be quite enjoyable now they have cut Ja Ja Binks out ....

    (not booking that could have been number 6).

  • Top five regrets of the dying

    1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

    2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.

    3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

    4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

    5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

    (from this Guardian article)


    Mark yourselves out of 5, I'm giving myself 2.5 out of 5 at the moment.

  • Telerik releases ​just​Decompile "Free Forever"



  • Windows Phone Feature Request

    @Dr Herbie: I would have thought you could detect the speed at which a sound bounces back from an object and as a result detect movement - you can then leave it up to the users own preference with something like a Bat / Dog Toggle detection button to avoid any ensuing chaos.

  • Apple back on form; blows away the estimates

    Now they can afford to reduce their prices down to competitive levels and really take the whole market.  Suspect they won't do that though (greed will continue to win out)

  • Apple back on form; blows away the estimates

    Well, kids want them and Grannys want them, and seemingly so does everybody in between, anything else is a hard sell at the moment. 

    Windows Phone is  great product and should be doing much better but Apple pretty much have things locked down (and anyone else is looking at Android at the moment).

    Sheesh.  I wouldn't want to be a Windows Phone dev at the moment ... (wait a minute ...)

  • iPad2 Vs Blackberry playbook

    That Samsung Slate they gave out at Build showed a lot of promise, hopefully the price point will be similar to the iPad.  meanwhile perhaps the ARM versions will have a chance to undercut Apple.

    Optimistically speaking.

  • Lost Dr Who episodes found in outer space

    Bummer, how gullible am I?