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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: News round up
 

News round up

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 20:55, 22/4/2005 | , , , , ,
 
I've been getting in to trouble for being lazy, and not posting news, so here goes...

Wakefield Charity Stall
The premier RISC OS show is now accepting Risc PCs and A7000(+)s for their charity stall. This is contrary to a previous announcement. The change is the "result of an offer from a supplier attending the show" who will take any unsold computers after the show.

32bit Select
Our buddies over at the 'pad have reported that a 32bit RISC OS is near, and RISC OS (Developments) Ltd will be accepting subscriptions in May.

archivemagArchive Magazine
The May edition of Archive should have arrived on peoples door mats. The latest issue contains a continuation of the Virtual RPC guide, and a guide to Hotlists in RISC OS browsers. To find out more, subscribe.

The Acorn^H^H^H^H^HRISC OS Cybervillage
The Acorn Cybervillage is changing its name to The RISC OS Cybervillage in order to be less like the Tories[1]. The site design and content is getting subtle changes too.

Links:
Wakefield Show
Cybervillage

[1]Out of touch
 

  News round up
  Richard Hallas (10:17 24/4/2005)
  andrew (13:34 25/4/2005)
    rich (14:11 25/4/2005)
      fwibbler (14:55 25/4/2005)
        Richard Hallas (16:53 25/4/2005)
          rich (17:04 25/4/2005)
            monkeyson2 (19:08 25/4/2005)
              monkeyson2 (19:14 25/4/2005)
                Hertzsprung (19:17 25/4/2005)
                  andrew (19:40 25/4/2005)
                    ad (20:12 25/4/2005)
                      Gareth (14:46 27/4/2005)
                        alpha (10:29 28/4/2005)
                          Gareth (20:26 28/4/2005)
 
Richard Hallas Message #93479, posted by Richard Hallas at 10:17, 24/4/2005
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Why do people find it necessary to inject their political prejudices into supposedly factual news items?

Few things irritate me more than this. Such comments show their writers not only to lack respect for the views of others (not to mention an over-confidence that their own opinions will be accepted as inarguably correct by any right-thinking individual), but also to lack the objectivity to understand which fora are suitable for political debate and which are not. Let's keep political prejudices out of RISC OS news stories, pleaase.

There's also a wrong "it's" in the same sentence. If unsure, refer to DTP Principles!

(Sorry, Andrew - nothing personal. I just dislike seeing news items being made to look amateurish by the inappropriate inclusion of such comments, and couldn't resist saying something.)

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Andrew Message #93480, posted by andrew at 13:34, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93479
HandbagHandbag Boi
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Marvellous a political point in Iconbar News right in the middle of an election campaign. I'll see what Rich G. thinks about this and then make a decision whether to move permanently and solely to Drobe news.
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Richard Goodwin Message #93481, posted by rich at 14:11, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93480
Rich
Dictator for life
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Come on, it's just a joke.

I for one will be very glad when the election is over.

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fwibbler Message #93482, posted by fwibbler at 14:55, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93481
fwibbler

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Christ almighty! I'm a Conservative supporter and even I'm not that bothered by it.
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Richard Hallas Message #93483, posted by Richard Hallas at 16:53, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93482
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I was probably having a bad day. ;-) But I'm already fed up to the back teeth with wall-to-wall politics everywhere I look, so it was the last thing I wanted to see interrupting my RISC OS viewing.

Just one of my pet soap-boxes. No offense intended. I'll be glad when the election's over, too...

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Richard Goodwin Message #93484, posted by rich at 17:04, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93483
Rich
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I was going to say that in the interest of fairness we should slag off all the other parties in forthcoming news articles, but maybe not now ;)
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Phil Mellor Message #93485, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:08, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93484
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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In the interests of balance...

VOTE CONSERVATIVE

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Phil Mellor Message #93486, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:14, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93485
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

Posts: 12380
Hmm... a lack of kerning on that font there. Tsk.
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James Shaw Message #93487, posted by Hertzsprung at 19:17, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93486
Hertzsprung
Ghost-like

Posts: 1746
So anyone want to comment on the news in this news item? No? Okeydoke :P
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Andrew Message #93488, posted by andrew at 19:40, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93487
HandbagHandbag Boi
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MS - you're a gent 8)
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Andrew Duffell Message #93489, posted by ad at 20:12, 25/4/2005, in reply to message #93488
ad

Posts: 3256
It was solely intended as a joke, and as far as my view goes, any of the main political parties could be substituted into that sentence.
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Gareth Moore Message #93490, posted by Gareth at 14:46, 27/4/2005, in reply to message #93489
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Well this is doubley-relevant... one of the things I do now I don't update acorn-gaming.org.uk anymore is how2vote.co.uk - so pop over to www.how2vote.co.uk and you can find out how to vote free of any bias! :)

Gareth

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Tim Fountain Message #93491, posted by alpha at 10:29, 28/4/2005, in reply to message #93490
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Glad to see that site back again Gareth.
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Gareth Moore Message #93492, posted by Gareth at 20:26, 28/4/2005, in reply to message #93491
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Thanks. Did a live interview on BBC Radio 5 at the weekend, and have to be up for one at 7:10am on BBC Radio Norfolk tomorrow (Friday) and then in the studio at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for another at 8:35am. :) (and I hate getting out of bed early!)
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