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I wonder if the official +Android Developers​ team have anything to say about this ;)
 
Wait a minute now! This is a screenshot from my Android tablet of a scan posted by +The Retroist​ of an AT&T advertisement from 1994 showing their visualisation of the "wrist phone."

There's something about those buttons...

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This is just what I've been looking for!
 
Google releases Color Enhancer extension to aid the color-blind, and Animation Policy Chrome extension letting you manage how animations run
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/05/08/two-new-chrome-accessibility-extensions-released-by-google/
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I guess I'm not colorblind since all three rows have the same clarity to me.
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I finally have an Amiga 1200! This one needs a bit of tidying up, but it's running with the original hard drive and warranty sticker still intact.
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If you want the VGA model, be careful which one you select. Some seem to have SD and USB and no VGA, others VGA bit no SD or USB. The VGA is a small s-video like DIN socket on the back of the unit that takes a supplied VGA-DIN adapter cable. The same socket or used for component. If there's no DIN socket on the back it has no VGA or component input.
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I have invitations to buy the +OnePlus One 64GB version which expire in 4 days. Note that they don't ship to New Zealand. Who's keen?
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That's quick! I hope you enjoy it :)
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New Zealand vintage computer enthusiast  +Terry Stewart is interviewed on Randy Kindig's Floppy Days podcast.
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Aaaarrrghhhhhh!
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Inverse phase if one of my favourite original chip tune musicians, and has done some amazing covers as well.
 
Need to fundraise to print more CDs and tapes...seen my bandcamp lately? <3
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Famous $9 computer to actually cost $39 according to their supplier. 
Probably everybody heard for the next big thing after Raspberry Pi - the C.H.I.P. computer which sells for only $9. What?? Single board computer with 512MB RAM and 4/8GB Flash and WiFi for only $9?...
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Is anyone else having NFC problems since OTA upgrade to 12.0-YNG1TAS17L?

I used to use NFC regularly under CM11S to load my transport card, but since I upgraded I can't get any data off any chips. I can toggle NFC on and off, and sometimes get a noise when tapping a chip, but never any response.

I opened a bug report here: https://jira.cyanogenmod.org/plugins/servlet/mobile#issue/BACON-3480

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This thing sounds like a bit of a disaster. While the review uses a generally (though not completely) positive tone, the actual descriptions of using the iWatch are much worse than my experience with my LG G Watch R. Many of the improvements wished for by the author are provided out of the box by Android Wear.
 
We wore an Apple Watch for a week to answer the question: should you buy one?
The Apple Watch is Apple’s first entirely-new product in five years. I’ve been wearing one non-stop for a week trying to answer the question: is it worth buying?
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Apple Watch indeed :)
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After delivering a really interesting talk at KiwiCon, Jim and Paul have launched in Kickstarter to build OneRNG, a cheap hardware source of quality entropy for generating randomness. If you need good crypto on commodity PCs, this could be your answer.
 
OneRNG is now live on Kickstarter ...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonbaseotago/onerng-an-open-source-entropy-generator
Get over there and secure your system with an Open Hardware, Open Source, verifiable entropy generator!
Paul Campbell - Moonbase Otago is raising funds for OneRNG - an open source entropy generator on Kickstarter! OneRNG generates random numbers that your system can use for cryptography - it's completely open source, secure but hackable
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Film on the History of the BRITISH VIDEO GAMES Industry OUT NOW! www.frombedroomstobillions.com
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Dunedin, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand
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Collector of Classic Computers, Purveyor of Prattle and Unrepentant Alliterator.
Introduction
I like old computers.  Not the "My-dad-has-an-old-Pentium-he-doesn't-use-anymore" old but more of an "Oh-my-goodness-I-haven't-seen-one-of-those-since-I-was-a-kid" kind of old.

The earliest commercially sold home computer was released in 1971*, the same year as the first microprocessor. Over the next two decades the personal computer industry grew, flourished and withered leaving the bland, undifferentiated market we have today.

My self-assigned mission is to preserve as much of the computers and culture of this era as I reasonably can, with the ultimate goal of exhibiting these in some public forum.

* Actually, the first home computer is a matter of regular and heated debate.  I picked the Kenback-1 in 1971 because a lot of good things happened in 1971.

My interests are:
- Vintage computers and computing history (Specialist topic "The Personal Computer Revolution")
- GNU/Linux, Free and Open source software - with a more recent interest in these on non-Intel architectures, particularly ARM (Specialist Topic: "How cool it was to have an almost entirely open source smartphone, and why it was doomed not to be")
- Info Sec (Specialist topic: "Damn we're all bad at security and risk decisions, and some humble suggestions that might help")
Motorcycles (Specialist topic: "What a drama it was owning an Italian motorcycle, what a relief it was to get rid of it, and why I got another one 5 years later anyway."
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One bike, two kids and over 180 vintage computer and games consoles.
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Vintage Computing, Information Security and Occasional Public Speaker
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