The only person to receive a knighthood for writing science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke, has died aged 90.
Although not surprising, it's still a shock to me that Sri Lanka's most famous resident has shuffled off this mortal coil.
Clarke got me, and many others, into sci-fi. With Rama I think. Maybe 2001.
Insert cunning joke about magic being advanced technology here :-/
I must do something tomorrow that involves a space elevator or a geosynchronous satellite.
The only reasonable way for the BBC to do it's job and offer it's iPlayer catch-up TV service (last 7 days TV on demand) across more than just one brand of Windows was using Flash.
People said that when the thing first came out.
And look... it has come to pass :-)
Projects like Adobe's Media Player and adding H.264 (high quality with low bandwidth use) support in Player are starting to make real sense now...
The link_node module allows users to link to another node from the body of another node.
The syntax of these links ("[node:NNNN]") is incompatible with the attached_node module, which embeds the body of nodes rather than a link to them.
The release notes for Flex Builder Linux don't match what I had to do to get 32bit Eclipse running on my 64bit Linux install, so here are the steps I took. They don't cover installing the (debug) Flash player into a 32bit version of FireFox, as this is well covered elsewhere.
According to the licence to the latest beta:
7. In future versions of BBC iPlayer you may also automatically receive a small number of TV and radio promotional trailers per week as part of BBC iPlayer.
According to the latest blog post from Virtual Ubiquity
in the “Share” dialog box, just enter your friends’ email address and follow the ensuing instructions. Your friends will receive an invitation via email to access your document. ... If your friends don’t have a Buzzword account, there is a link on the Sign In page to create an account. If a user arrives at the Sign In page by way of a valid invitation link, he/she can create a Buzzword account.
Mozilla/5.0 (windows; U; windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20050821 firefox/1.5
All the buttons I pressed seemed to work fine, though obviously it's even less supported than BuzzWord is normally.