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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 188.8.131.52 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.
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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....
Wannacry-slayer Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to two counts of banking malware creation
'I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes'Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher who shot to fame after successfully halting the Wannacry ransomware epidemic, has pleaded guilty to crafting online bank-account-raiding malware.
Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance
Boffins from Belgium break people recognition software with a colorful placardA trio of Belgium-based boffins have created a ward that renders wearers unrecognizable to software trained to detect people.
Not one of the 12 steps: Rehab patients' details exposed in publicly visible database
Researcher disturbed at availability of very personal dataMore than two years of billing records from a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center were made freely available on the internet, a security researcher has discovered.
Double trouble for Lyft after share price drop sparks class action lawsuits claiming hype
Rideshare company lied about market share, claim investorsRideshare company Lyft has been hit with two class action lawsuits by investors who claim the company lied about its market share.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
UK comms watchdog mulls 5G tweaks: Operators want moooooar power
Oh and remove the guard bands, would you Ofcom?Ofcom is amenable to technical tweaks that mobile operators have requested to 5G rules, launching a consultation yesterday.
Collectibles : Batman the Animated Series: Riddler Figurine
Riddle me this, Batman. Intelligent people will appreciate this Batman the Animated Series Riddler Figurine. It's a pretty smart piece for those with an eye for quality. And it can even be used as an award for cleverness. $19.99
Collectibles : Batman the Animated Series: Clayface Figurine
Real beauty comes from within. Clayface from Batman the Animated Series has been stuck in this pose for so long, the folks at Eaglemoss had the opportunity to study him with special attention to detail and scale for this figurine. $32.99
Collectibles : Batman the Animated Series: Mr. Freeze Figurine
Frigid romantic. This Mr. Freeze figurine from Batman the Animated Series make a chilling addition to your collectibles. His suit may be vacuum tight, but his heart is an open book. $19.99
Collectibles : Batman the Animated Series: Penguin Figurine
He's an odd bird. Add the Penguin to your collection with this Batman the Animated Series figurine. Since he's armed with his fancy umbrella, don't be surprised if crime amongst your collectibles goes up. $19.99
Collectibles : Batgirl 5" Figurine - Batman Animated Series
Oracle of Gotham. This Batman that Animated Series Batgirl Figurine is ready to round up Joker, Mr. Freeze, and the rest of the baddies by herself, if necessary. But since she's a team player, she'll accept help from Batman is he's available. $19.99
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