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The Icon Bar: The Playpen: Things you still find your Iyonix useful for
 
  Things you still find your Iyonix useful for
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Jeffrey Lee Message #107309, posted by Phlamethrower at 20:49, 13/5/2008
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1. A source of longer, more flexible IDE cables when you realise just how bad the positioning is of the IDE connector on your PC's new motherboard

2. A foot rest (I suspect I've mentioned this before)
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Adrian Lees Message #107311, posted by adrianl at 23:48, 13/5/2008, in reply to message #107309
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3 . Relaxing after a long day swearing at Windows and Linux at work.
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Andrew Message #107312, posted by andrew at 00:11, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107311
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4. Supporting a pleasant, UK-based computer platform.

5. Home computing.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #107313, posted by Phlamethrower at 10:17, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107312
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Tsk, you people and your unimaginative suggestions.

6. A contraceptive device.
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keith dunlop Message #107314, posted by epistaxsis at 12:43, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107311
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3 . Relaxing after a long day swearing at Windows and Linux at work.
Agreed smile

Although I do have an A9 at work big grin
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Peter Howkins Message #107315, posted by flibble at 15:37, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107313
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7. Trebuchet ammo
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Peter Naulls Message #107317, posted by pnaulls at 18:54, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107315
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7. Trebuchet ammo
Short of dead cows/Vista machines/RISC OS magazine editors?

Also:

<fx>Points at laughs at Fedora users</fx> - I use Linux extensively, and only Fedora and other RPM systems contain things really worth swearing at.
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Phil Mellor Message #107318, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:50, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107317
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I'm using mine to support a 24 piece cutlery set.
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Jason Togneri Message #107321, posted by filecore at 23:41, 14/5/2008, in reply to message #107313

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6. A contraceptive device.
I don't think it would fit.
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Simon Wilson Message #107322, posted by ksattic at 07:24, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107309
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Things you still find your PC useful for:

<silence>

too obvious?
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VinceH Message #107323, posted by VincceH at 09:07, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107321
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6. A contraceptive device.
I don't think it would fit.
That's not how it works.

It actually works as a contraceptive device in much the same was a a comic book collection, or a collection of star wars memorobilia would work.
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Phil Mellor Message #107325, posted by monkeyson2 at 10:46, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107323
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It actually works as a contraceptive device in much the same was as a comic book collection
Papier mache?
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Peter Howkins Message #107328, posted by flibble at 12:12, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107322
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Things you still find your PC useful for:

<silence>

too obvious?
1) playing games
2) watched videos
3) company admin tasks (simple WP)
4) running multiple OSes
5) having multiple video outs so I can drive my CRT projector
6) SPDIF Dolby digital to my amp
7) Writing music with modern VSTs and trackers, and MIDI over USB.
cool processing RAW pictures from my cameras, quickly
9) program development with sane dev tools and debuggers
10) Marking up lego models in Leocad

I'm sure there's lots more, but you get the idea.

Computing, when the apps are good the OS really doesn't matter very much.
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VinceH Message #107330, posted by VincceH at 12:58, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107325
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It actually works as a contraceptive device in much the same was as a comic book collection
Papier mache?
Nah, more geek-alert kind of thing. That's why I stopped buying comics all those years ago. And TV/movie collectables. (Mostly, anyway).

Now my contraceptive is just the fact that I'm an ugly old git.
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Mike Message #107331, posted by MikeCarter at 15:18, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107328
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Computing, when the apps are good the OS really doesn't matter very much.
I half agree with you.

But for Web Development I refuse to downgrade to an OS thats had 23 years to implement/steal some form of a decent drag and drop system and hasn't yet managed to do so.

[Edited by MikeCarter at 17:22, 15/5/2008]
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Simon Wilson Message #107333, posted by ksattic at 21:48, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107328
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Computing, when the apps are good the OS really doesn't matter very much.
It's amazing how people do a 180 when they find another platform they like. I used to hate Macs, and now I love them.

You are right, it doesn't matter what platform you use as long as the apps are good.

RISC OS hardware hasn't been updated since 2002 and software development has stagnated. However, I *still* can't find a better text editor than Zap, nor can I get on with any vector drawing package other than Draw.
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Simon Wilson Message #107334, posted by ksattic at 21:50, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107331
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Computing, when the apps are good the OS really doesn't matter very much.
I half agree with you.

But for Web Development I refuse to downgrade to an OS thats had 23 years to implement/steal some form of a decent drag and drop system and hasn't yet managed to do so.
OK, I half retract what I said above as I do agree with you. There are things that bug the hell out of me in Windows and OS X that would make RISC OS the ideal computing environment if only it could do <insert favourite image or video processing task here>.
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #107335, posted by arawnsley at 22:13, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107328
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I still genuinely fail to see how ex-RISC OS users can feel productive using Windows-based WP tools. I certainly couldn't envisage running my business on Windows apps. I guess it would be different if I was doing more on the pre-press side of things with CMYK and colour seps, but for everything else, RISC OS is infinately more productive. I keep asking Windows users to do stuff that I take for granted on RISC OS, and whilst it can be done, it is often laborious.

Now, I do agree with peter on 1, 2, 4 and 6. Gaming and media is still the domain of Windows, but for the rest of the time, RISC OS is still best for me.

Of course, I think it should be horses for courses. Use RISC OS for things that RISC OS is good at, and use Windows for things it is good at. Then everything's peachy....
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Jason Togneri Message #107337, posted by filecore at 22:57, 15/5/2008, in reply to message #107335

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I keep asking Windows users to do stuff that I take for granted on RISC OS
What, like selecting more than one menu item at a time after navigating through a million submenus to reach the place you wanted, because in Windows, to select three menu items, you have to go through the entire menu tree three times. Grrr.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #107339, posted by Phlamethrower at 01:31, 16/5/2008, in reply to message #107337
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8. Accessing my new frankenstein's monster Linux box (which is also currently using the RiscPC's monitor, keyboard and power cable)
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Paul Vigay Message #107349, posted by pvigay at 15:03, 16/5/2008, in reply to message #107335

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Now, I do agree with peter on 1, 2, 4 and 6. Gaming and media is still the domain of Windows, but for the rest of the time, RISC OS is still best for me.
I dunno. I've yet to find anything as good/addictive as Resistance:Fall of Man, Motorstorm or GTA IV (all PS3) for the PC. big smile

Of course, I think it should be horses for courses. Use RISC OS for things that RISC OS is good at, and use Windows for things it is good at. Then everything's peachy....
I agree - except that personally, I've not found anything Windows is good at yet!
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Jason Togneri Message #107350, posted by filecore at 15:11, 16/5/2008, in reply to message #107349

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I agree - except that personally, I've not found anything Windows is good at yet!
Crashing? Phoning home to Redmond?
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Adam Message #107431, posted by adamr at 20:31, 21/5/2008, in reply to message #107337
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I finally came across this functionality in Windows!
- Use XP and Word 2002
- Select some text
- Press ctrl-C
- Select some more text
- Press ctrl-C again
- Get annoyed by the irritating "side-barry" thing which pops up on the right and takes up half your screen
- Click on the "Options" button/drop-down-menu/widget/don't-know-what-it-actually-is icon at the bottom right
- Click on one of the four options
- Click on a different one of the four options
Hey presto!

Adam
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Jason Togneri Message #107438, posted by filecore at 06:09, 22/5/2008, in reply to message #107431

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Uh... so you discovered that you can copy text, click on options, and get annoyed by "features", in Windows? Welcome to 1995!
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Adam Message #107453, posted by adamr at 23:18, 22/5/2008, in reply to message #107438
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Uh... so you discovered that you can copy text, click on options, and get annoyed by "features", in Windows? Welcome to 1995!
Uh... no. I was replying directly to your post (though I guess the threading isn't very obvious in these forums wink) about ticking menu options. The point was that this functionality has found its way into Windows.
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Jason Togneri Message #107454, posted by filecore at 23:46, 22/5/2008, in reply to message #107453

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The point was that this functionality has found its way into Windows.
So if it's limited to a single menu in one single program's "annoying side-bar" that many people will instantly close anyway, it's not really of much use. I'd rather it was closely integrated into the OS. Occasionally you see it on third-party apps, but not so often - the places where you could really use that sort of functionality are governed by the core UI interface, which just doesn't have it (and has probably been coded by monkeys who have never heard of such a thing).
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Edward Rogers Message #107458, posted by Monty at 01:31, 23/5/2008, in reply to message #107349
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In reply to Paul:

Windows is good at having all the software. It's got many times more than Mac OS or Linux. Its a pity an unintuitive, unlikeable OS won it all, but it did.

As far as games go, I'm as fanatically PC as you are Risc OS for everything else. Can't stand those consoles. Curiously though, Spheres of Chaos looks that bit prettier on Risc OS, especially in the fluid mode.

[Edited by Monty at 01:33, 23/5/2008]
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Adam Message #107470, posted by adamr at 19:49, 23/5/2008, in reply to message #107454
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The point was that this functionality has found its way into Windows.
So if it's limited to a single menu in one single program's "annoying side-bar" [... it's pointless and inconsistent]
Yes, that was kinda my point wink

Adam
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Peter Howkins Message #107748, posted by flibble at 16:45, 2/7/2008, in reply to message #107315
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8. Paving slab
9. Park bench (2 needed, plus some planks of wood)
10. Prop when you need a really generic looking PC case for photography or video.
11. Ballast for hot air ballooning.
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Jason Togneri Message #107749, posted by filecore at 17:58, 2/7/2008, in reply to message #107748

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10. Prop when you need a really generic looking PC case for photography or video.
The :RPC: had a nice look though :-(

EDIT: Hmm, at time of posting, rpc (all lc) posts as :RPC: (all uc). I wonder if rpca returns an icon?

[Edited by filecore at 18:00, 2/7/2008]
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