Product page: http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/ms-dos/
Edit: Even an app http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/ms-dos-mobile/85...
Wow, the app is really well done. SPOILERS: Can cd into a programs folder, and launch programs like sms.exe, where I get a blue DOS-style window asking for input. Can use "phone <nr>" to call someone, send e-mails. If i launch "internet" it plays an old modem sound before launching the stock OS browser.
CDing into C:\GAMES\RPS and launching RPS.exe first gives you a question about using "PC Speaker" or "Sound Blaster", and then how many colors you would like. Then the game crashes with "Error! Not enough memory, RPS needs 641KB conventional memory (...)" and then a quote "---Cortana: That's odd, 640 K ought to be enough for anyone", haha. After that, it guides you through using mem and loadhigh to get the game to run. And of course, RPS is Rock-Paper-Scissors in 8-bit glory.
The camera is an ASCII-camera, using letters with only a few colors, or CGA mode. Here are two selfies I took http://imgur.com/a/deajM
The command help gives all useable command: CD, CLS, COLOR, DATE, DIR, ECHO, EDIT (edit autoxec.bat for instance), EXIT, FORMAT, HELP, LOADHIGH, MEM, PATH, TIME, TYPE, VER.
SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 T2
Conversely, the feeling when I changed something incorrectly (without backups of the original file, of course) and the system error'd out during boot - sheer panic.
Had so much with my friends while in high-school trying to figure out what kind of weird graphics mode this cool game called "Scorched Earth" used... It wasn't 320x200 :)
The "April Fools' Day special" promised a new BMW to the first person who took their car and the front-page coupon to the dealership.
Ms Marsh was first at the Newmarket car dealership this morning, arriving in her 15-year-old Nissan Avenir.
She was swiftly rewarded with a new BMW 1 Series worth almost $50,000 in exchange for the old station wagon.
> With the research ongoing, many at CERN are already predicting that the Force will awaken later this year.
It's just a game of "we have money therefor shut up." combined with "The world revolves around the USA"
People here give way too much importance to TLDs.
Etc. No need to create new (possible conflicting, definitely not future proof) TLDs.
Also, The USA invented the Internet.
"At the auction for Nortel Networks' wireless patents this week, Google's bids were mystifying, such as $1,902,160,540 and $2,614,972,128.
Math whizzes might recognize these numbers as Brun's constant and Meissel-Mertens constant, but it puzzled many of the people involved in the auction, according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation on Friday.
'It became clear that they were bidding with the distance between the earth and the sun. One was the sum of a famous mathematical constant, and then when it got to $3 billion, they bid pi,' the source said, adding the bid was $3.14159 billion.
'Either they were supremely confident or they were bored.'"
Those usually go hand in hand.
> 1. Purpose of TLD
> It would be funny.
In a few years, it will probably the standard domain for big corps. iphone.apple, macbook.apple, etc. It looks weird now (or an intranet address at best), but once people get used to it, it will be recognisable as a domain just as any.com is now.
Not to mention, an explosion of TLDs for reselling (.futbol .enterprise etc) means people will just equate . on billboards etc with a domain.
ICANN: Hey, has anyone noticed that our wallets aren't
Google: We have a bucketload of money just laying around
that will fill your wallets, and wouldn't mind
our own gTLD. It'd be cute.
ICANN: You had us at 'bucketload of money'
Google isn't going to abandon their perfectly good domains.
Good thing icann just increased the available domain-space from "limited" to "unlimited" then. That sounds good for almost everyone, or at least icann.
If anything this might be step back in the right direction. Whereas I cannot tell anything about the nature or origin of a site based on the fact that it has a .net or .ly tld, I will be able to tell something about nature and origin of a site if it has a .google or .apple tld.
More generally, as part of ICANN's gTLD approval process, if the gTLD being applied for is a trademark, then it can't go to anyone else besides the trademark holder. So there's actually a lot more assurances that you are dealing with who you expect to be dealing with with gTLDs versus random domain names on .com.
Wow. Such nostalgia.
- NSA announcing they were dropping all illegal activities,
- Water allowed on board of planes,
- ISIS converting to Christianity,
- Apple patenting the patent,
- Snapchat releasing a payment system
Note that April Fools is on December 28th in Spannish culture. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day#Comparable...
I was thinking of something more along the lines of "NSA brings suit against NSA after it learns that tailored operations group was secretly spying on other divisions of the NSA".
Doesn't seem to matter if the bottles are visible or inside your bag.
Tested in: Canada, Ireland, USA, UK, mainland Europe.
Its actually a very smart topic :D
December 28th traditionally received little to no attention in Argentina, and April 1st is gradually picking up.
One has to be careful with editing HN comments as well. ;).
I felt dumb.
Where does the joke end?
It wouldn't let me see it because I'm actually already on the trial.
I am in dire need to clean the code up, but I will put it on github sooner or later. It grew top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top without meeting in the middle :(
Or I can spend 3 hours writing something that I don't have to think about ever again.
Having very recently had the, uhm, pleasure of installing MS DOS 6.22 on an old PC using floppy disks (3.5" disks, actually, which aren't all that floppy), and thus having a clear memory of how hard it was to find just three freaking disks at our company, I recoil in horror at the thought of having to juggle hundreds of disks. Or finding a recent computer with a floppy drive.
The idea is hilarious, though.
I then uploaded the result to the gh-pages branch of a Git Repo
as I felt this would trick the average user into thinking that
the code was a genuine GitHub Project.
Happy April the 1st :)
I was thinking GitHub and Microsoft did a collaboration in their April Fools prank because how else could Clippy popup when you click a link.
At least there's floppy.js
Also, spoofing GitHub.com might piss them off.
Jeremy Clarkson joins campaign for fossil fuel divestment
The other content to be blocked are 'theses concerning the future of journalism' ...
Not April Fools though :-/
"We’ve thought long and hard about this, but we finally feel happy to announce that we are now changing the general direction of the game Minecraft. Starting from the next update we will be focusing on the things that make life worth living, promoting healthy relationships with the environment and its inhabitants."
Today eeryone's comments are being auto-edited to include conspiracy theory claptrap (added to end of whatever they wrote), and they've got an illuminati theme
SRD is "banned".
I presume these would only show up if using relative paths or positions in your CSS.
*I'm praying this is a joke
And 'losing', 'April', missing 'fools' (or 'first of').
Because it gets them attention.
Personally I find it irritating.
An Australian and UK study has reported that increasing temperatures will result in an explosion of fire-breathing dragons around the world.
The winner of the Password Hashing Contest was announced to be, LM Hash!
libsodium added ROT13, fast, keyless, powerful cipher
And made resistent to timming attacks!
"Russian-speaking users can choose between the standard Russian version and two extras: a Soviet version and a Pre-Revolutionary version. Other than language tweaks (e.g. telegrams for messages and comrades for friends) these versions contain other easter eggs. For example, all private messages in the Soviet version have a stamp saying 'passed server censorship'. The pre-revolutionary version uses old-style Russian orthography. Both extra versions are also ad-free."
Amazon is naturally much bigger, but VK is not a small fry either.
Amazon has been pretty conservative with their UI changes over the years, which could be because their users react poorly to them.
You're right, it's a little known fact that the cause for downfall of the Roman empire was the ability to order personal hygiene products using a button placed in people's home!
> Note: You may need to increase your iPhone volume, since Dash Button uses ultrasonic tones to sync with your iPhone during setup. If prompted, drag the volume slider to the recommended level, at or above where it says Best.
Ultrasonic tone sync?
I think it probably is real, it just shouldn't be. :-/
Sign me up.
They could just automatically include the device in some shipments.
"Hey, have you seen the Amazon.com homepage today?" - someone in every office everywhere today.