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The South Park "Song of Ass and Fire" episode : PS4 vs X-One on Black Friday. Very amusing.
As to my actual comment on this subject... am I now to assume that not only do MS want to track everyone via Kinect and all of the "features" that were de-scoped, but that will creep back in over the course of the console lifespan (although they won't admit that) - but now they are tracking every single in-game event or stat implying that all X-Ones are phoning home on an ongoing basis?
Or are their figures simply crap? Or are they based on Xbox live dashboard figures?
I presume the latter but just thought I'd ask?
Great bits of kit.
I have a DS109j with a 1TB disk in it and it has happily being serving up movies, music, photos - centralised file storage and music to all of my network clients, PS3 and TV for the last couple of years without issue.
The underlying Linux O/S is completely accessible also so it's highly tuneable. I also like that new version of DSM are always fully backwards compatible with an ever growing menu of add ons and tools.
The remote access apps work great also.
"If these things come to pass, then I for one will sue my ISP for refusing me access to the service I am buying by implementing things that I do prevent me making use of that service."
Be sure to let us know how that works out for you.
While I'm all for astronomical science...
I'm kind of glad it's gawn and committed astro hari-kiri. With all of the TV science-gasm around this comet recently, and how we should all go and see it from early December because it's soooooo important - you'd think it's sole purpose was to answer every unanswered question ever known about the origins of, well... everything.
Question : But how do you know she's a witch?
Twatterers : Because she looks like one; she turned me into a newt... but... I got better.
Yup. That's why she got the job - to be able to deal with this kind of shit.
I agree it's not perfect - but that's modern business and corporate governance for you. Even if "teflon Meg" did get the boot, she'd still end up as a VP or senior exec somewhere else.
RE: The lack of ads on the Beeb is still remarkably compelling
Sorry... but what "lack of ads" is that then?
You've obviously missed the endless self promotion in between TV and Radio shows telling you just how much it is "your BBC", for BBC news, BBC radio, BBC local and other minority channels; ads generally for how wonderful the whole organisation is - as well as the ads for re-runs of shows that were first shown years and years ago and are still shown due to lack of original or creative content @ your current BBC; or at the very least should be hived off to a "BBC Classics" channel rather than sold for more profit to Dave or UK Gold.
I guess you've also missed the incestuous and increasing habit that the BBC has of "interviewing" the hosts of other BBC shows and trying to pass of these halfwits as legitimate public service content?
I haven't missed this tedious self promotion - and that's why I choose to not pay for a licence to watch TV at the time it is broadcast.
Well if nothing else...
It keeps these children off of the streets in pretending they have something worthwhile to do.
@ Mr C Hill
Yes, you are in the minority thankfully. If all you see in the Tomb Raider games is "sex" then I suggest you leave gaming to those that actually enjoy "gaming".
As to TR itself - have been huge fan since day 1. If I had a top 10 games list then "The Last Revelation" would be on it. Now that my kids are growing up it has been great fun to revisit the Crystal Dynamics reboots of the series with them - even if they are a little easy; and I do believe that games of this nature help with problem solving skills, dexterity and observation... also, if my daughter ever finds herself alone in a tomb with a sword wielding Nordic troll then she'll know exactly what to do.
As for me, I have a free download from AMD for the new "18 rated" TR game which I might do eventually, but I've moved onto the Uncharted series which are also fantastic, and I need to get round to finishing those (hint... I can't seem to kill the Yeti in "Amongst Thieves"???).
Fair play to him...
Even the PM needs to scratch that itch sometime.
I'm the only member of my anti-social network...
Other than supposed better graphics and more "social" elements that I'm not really interested in; anyone have a compelling reason as to why I should move on up from my PS3 to PS4 within the next 12 months?
Re : Trying to teach a horse Latin...
It may be a "slow and dimwitted horse" but it is a horse that can indeed speak Latin :-)
In fact, we have another horse in the family and it also is quite adept at requesting his "carotas".
Yes, they could be making only $18...
But then again they might be making $100 per unit depending on economies of scale etc. Only Sony will know.
@ Joerg - just because it's on the internet doesn't make it true. Your post looks like a 'gasm of pointless noise to me.
Finally... "We're looking to be break even or low margin at worst on [Xbox One] and then make money selling additional games, the Xbox Live service and other capabilities on top," he said.
Hi Microsoft ... not from me you won't.
I'm sorry Dave...
These aren't the stats you are looking for.
Twinings Assam is no better than Tescos or Morrisons Assam - but double the price.
Have tried the Clipper organic recently after being given a box as part of a "new house" hamper from my mortgage company, and have been mildly surprised at how nice it is.
Just to re-iterate my previous warning - stay away from the Morrisons "value" box unless you are a masochist - 27p for 80 bags in a box = eughhh!!!!!
I watched a documentary recently and it actually proved that all of the sub glacial Antarctic noise and heat is coming from an underground pyramid complex which is heated by a giant electrical system designed by odd looking hunter type blokes from space.
After decyphering all of the writing found, the conclusion was that there seem to be these alien Olympics that take place every now an then between these black slithery acidy things with long tails, and some tall pig faced chaps with space-spears; and all of this "sport" causes a right old underground rumpus.
Apparently also, only one of the scientists who put together the documentary survived to tell the story.
Fine, then start a political party to take the power back (call it the RATM party if you like). Get out of power all of the people that GCHQ have all of this alleged intel on and let the courts deal with that through due process - thereby eliminating both problems.
Not that I'm overly interested in Star Wars anymore but if they can drop the CGI, drop the kiddi-ness, make it look more grainy and "real" - and tie all of that to a darker storyline a-la "Empire" - then my interest could perk.
But this is Disney right - so no flurking chance of any of that.
I thought we'd grown in understanding and progressed beyond the base "she asked for it..." debate.
Another Government sponsored clusterfuck where the four of a kind of usual suspects are once HP, IBM, Accenture and BT. The only way to beat that winning hand (read losing) is to add in Crapita for the straight flush.
What a fucking shambles. Doesn't anyone EVER learn.
Presumably you shoot the ghosts using some partical-acceleratory type gubbins rather than a machine gunny thing?
I bet the ghosts aren't a patch on the Pac-Man ghosts.
The dog doesn't look like a ghost.
I would say that the problem...
Is not Sonys - they have been around for many a year - and will continue to do so for a fair few more I would suggest. However, half the problem for these corporations is that that industry "experts", analysts and investors are still listening to the fuckwits at Moodys rather than doing their own analysis.
Re : Big trouble...
My fav quote:
Gracie: "I'd go with you but...."
Jack: "I know. There's a problem with your face. You people sit tight, hold the fort, and keep the home fires burning. If we're not back by dawn... call the President."
Best of luck Bill...
In terms of next steps when considering all of your wrong'uns - I'd suggest you don't give up your day jo.. oh...
Seriously, all the best in whatever you are doing next.
They are not fines... part II
However they are packaged up to look like proper police or council fines (for these are the only groups that can "fine" you in this instance) - they are not fines, they are invitations to pay an invoice.
With help and advice from a couple of good websites I have always declined those invitations to pay - and on the 3 occasions I can recall - they have all gone away.
Can we get Steve Zizou to investigate...
I'm sure he had hydrophones attached to the heads of trained Dolphins - so no getting wet required.
He also had a naked intern with nice tits if I remember correctly - which would be much prettier to look at than (any part of) Southampton while awaiting the results.
Many years back I used to run the IT and engineering function of a small SUN microsystems and RS/6000 reseller and support services company (read, it was so small - it was just me and two others in said function). Having the run of the packing department and warehouse, I and a my colleagues used to pass the time seeing who could make the biggest sticky ball out of packing tape and then seeing who could launch it the farthest down the warehouse.
Pointless - yes; waste of work time - definately; prizes - none that I can remember.
"But when it comes to the fundamental rights of millions of users and the biggest surveillance scandal in years, he will have to take responsibility and do something about it."
Quite right and nicely put. Have a pint for your efforts you Austrian student you...
It's not "research", it is industry "product placement"...
Researchers from the Centre for Economic and Business Research, sponsored by O2 Business (mobile tech and network supplier) - in writing their "Individual Productivity Report" were hardly going to reach the conclusion that "modern technology has made workers almost five times less productive than they were in the '70s." were they.
@ Oh Homer
The TV licence is entirely optional (even if you do own a TV) and I'm glad I don't pay it seeing as this is how "my BBC" is spunking its cash away. The "agents" have absolutely no legal right of entry to your property to check up on you either - unless they have obtained a court order legally based on the balance of probabilities, or have committed perjury to obtain one by falsely completing their survey report.
There is an ever growing body of knowledge on the internet about how to entirely legally watch your TV without a licence - in fact, it is clearly stated on the licencing website itself; and also about how to deal with the Crapita goon-squad if they arrive at your door.
As for the BBC project itself - err... it kind of beggars belief really. "Big data" MEH!!! Whoever has bought into this shite with public money needs shooting.
Why should he care...
People apparently already hate him, so why should he care if he makes an ass of himself even more? In terms of CEO behaviour - it was quite funny and will have earned him many valuable column inches in PR.
As a previous commentard stated - RA keep growing so they are obviously doing something right, much to the greivance of some people who expect luxury for their £15 return flight.
I know I'll get downvoted - but if you really "hate" Ryanair - don't use them.
For my own sins - I use them regularly and actually don't expect much - as I rarely pay that much. If I wanted better service I'd pay 4 times the amount for BA - but as all they are (short haul) is a long distance taxi service - I'm not that bothered.
A large amount of data transferred between systems?
On an unenctypted floppy disk? Correct my ageing dust filled mind, but if I remember this right, a floppy disk could only handle 1.44Mb? So not that large (in termms of filesize) after all?
Unless it was a zio disk, or if it was spanned across 20 of aforementioned post modern drinks coasters.
I'd imagine that...
One of the owners will be having a little "accident" anytime soon...
It's not quite poetry, but...
The very worst spaceship colour scheme in the universe died along with its creator, Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex... in the destruction of the planet Earth.
Yes, but what he thought was...
"I am deeply honoured to have been selected by the court to serve as the monitor in this matter, and my whole family is looking forward to receiving our new selection of brand spanking new iDevices and free access to all those lovely apps, music, movies and TV shows,"
Hmmm... not sure where to begin with this...
But... "There is a balance to be found between our individual right to privacy and our collective right to security. "
Is there a balance to be found? My individual right to privacy is paramount. There is no balance to be made when it is primarily the governments actions and policies that are the root cause of many of the threats to our collective security.
Apart from Ariadne being a wonderful name. Part of this could be about fostering more interest in science in the young (I'm sure paint schemes count) and what better way than to let a 4 year old see her design blast off from the face of the earth.
If she doesn't win the final vote, at least send her a Vulture central mug, or a badge... or even the soon to be retired LOHAN playmonaut (if he makes it back).
I think what you meant was:
Sky movies £50/month + annual TV licence cost.
LoveFilm £7/month + Internet subscription charges (no TV licence required)
Freeview/Satview films : free + TV Licence cost (so not free at all).
And the "fish guru" said...
"Yeah, it's an Oarfish. Here's my invoice..."
Re the photo on page 1 of the review...
Are you absolutely sure that it's not Jarvis Cocker playing a young Bill Gates?
Other than that, thanks El Reg - probably wouldn't have heard of this without the article and will look out for it.
Why not get Satellite broadband?
Having only had a cursory look it doesn't seem to cost any more than a new Virgin or Sky connection and seems to claim some ok'ish upstream and downstream speeds? But then as I said - it was only a cursory look so happy to hear any reasons why it might not be applicable.
"...a more nuanced portrayal"
"In The Guardian interview, which WikiLeaks linked to, Cumberbatch does say that he "worried that it cast Assange as some kind of cartoon baddie". But he said that was when he first read the script and that it "evolved into a more nuanced portrayal"."
Yes Dom. I'm sure that's really comforting and "artsy" of you, and I am sure that your tortured ac-tors soul must have worried for a very long time over the morality of this, you poor, dear thing - I would hazard a guess that it may have even caused you... minutes, of turmoil; or... say... even an hours worth perhaps..?
... right up until you saw the size of the paycheque yah?
They can take my drugs...
But they'll never take my freedo... oh...
Re: The HP way...
Agree to a point, but it depends on the recruiting process.
I would have imagined that all candidates (whether internal or external) working at this senior level would have had to present their own long terms strategies and "visions of the future" of how to turn things around in their own respective divisions so I hardly think they would have just gone solely on the strength of previous works and CV.
Still this is HP we are talking about.
More than that though - I'm now wondering if I can get a gig with my client in the South Pacific. I do so love Tonga and French Polynesia in November.
@ Brenda McViking - "who still watches advert riddled TV when ad-free on demand exists?"
I only have OD access to iPlayer and 4OD - and 4OD is definately not ad free. To me it is even more full of ads, which you can't skip either.
@ Atonnis - "Now imagine dozens, nay hundreds, of carefully employed people all making 95% of the chatter on Facebook about their own show and company...and thus that show gets more advertising revenue and thus spends it on making itself more known....brr..."
Yes - but the upside of that is that it will probably spell the beginning of the end for FB as its users get more and more fed up with ads and spiel and move onto a new platform (one can hope).
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- iSPY: Apple Stores switch on iBeacon phone sniff spy system
- Chinese gamer plays on while BMW burns to the ground
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job