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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"To a large extent, isn't this a mute point these days?"

Presumably you mean a moot point rather than a silent one, unless you were deliberately putting a fresh spin on a hackneyed phrase.

moot –adjective 1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point. 2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic. 3. Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.

mute –adjective 1. silent; refraining from speech or utterance. 2. not emitting or having sound of any kind. 3. incapable of speech; dumb. 4. (of letters) silent; not pronounced. 5. Law. (of a person who has been arraigned) making no plea or giving an irrelevant response when arraigned, or refusing to stand trial (used chiefly in the phrase to stand mute). 6. Fox Hunting. (of a hound) hunting a line without giving tongue or cry.

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 20/5/09 6:03PM
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On Website manager app gains backup-like feature:

I really like SiteMatch - it's just a pity that the redraw is so appallingly slow (even on a StrongARM machine).

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 6/1/09 7:11PM
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On Star Fighter 3000 revamp revealed:

Just to set the record straight, the authors were Tim Parry and Andrew Hutchings.

I don't know who is responsible for this latest version.

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 31/3/08 8:32PM
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On Star Fighter 3000 revamp revealed:

I can't take any credit for this at all. It looks to me like a port of the 3DO version, which was rewritten from scratch by Fednet in C rather than ARM code.

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 29/3/08 8:46PM
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On Click right on with RISC OS:

I'm slightly amazed at the existence of RISC OS users who don't know all of this already. One thing that nobody has mentioned yet is that in RISC OS 5 and 6, you can ADJUST-click on the 'back' tool icon of a window in order to bring it to the front. I find that one really useful! (I think it originated in Director, and I am surprised that Acorn did not think of it themselves.)

 is a RISC OS Userthesnark on 23/3/08 7:59PM
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