1232 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
I first heard it...
...in the little remembered film The Morons From Outer Space
As a serious sci-fi geek as a kid I knew I must have read something of his. So a quick check of the library turns up the 4 Dying Earth books (with Cugel). I still remember the execution scene where the condemned man is put into a box which then slowly shrinks.
F*cking SpongeBob gone!!! The missus is going to be over the moon when I tell her.
The stupid thing is...
Nintendo can quite easily make walkthroughs themselves and market them as 'official' on their YouTube channel and take the revenue without having to piss off their customer base. They also have the advantage of being able to show where the hidden stuff/Easter eggs are.
I was sure Pakistan would have gone for the Indian IRNASS system...
Seems an obvious use for it.
I think she's just CGI
Re: SAP - the sooner RIP the better
A company that we deal with used to turn around our orders within 5 working days. Now it takes them a minimum of 6 weeks. When we rang to ask why the big delays now, their reply was "We got SAP installed..."
Get a research team to find out where the best place is in the US for vocal cord transplants. And then move there.
Welcome home Commander.
This guy is personally responsible for getting people interested in space again. A hero. And the inspiration for my next 'tache come this Movember.
The best thing about the whole operation was you could watch it all live (I did) on the NASA stream. It was strangely compelling- jobs that we would take for granted (like unscrewing bolts) took on a completely different difficulty.
Re: cool software bro
The thumbwheel on the P910 was great- you could also move it back and forward and click.
They missed "Impatient Bastard"
I'll usually order a CD online and then fire up bitTorrent and download it. I know I could probably use a service like iTunes for more instant gratification, but I do prefer having a physical backup of my property.
Re: What about Chris Morris!!
Oh look, Richmond's still alive.
Re: That well
"What's the 2 metres of liquid in the bottom then? Please enlighten me."
Re: Woah there
You do know that PETA stands for People Euthanizing and Terminating Animals don't you?
I wonder what the fear of PowerPoint presentations is? Exousiastigmiphobia?
Re: Let's get it right
If you think about it, Israel bombing Syria was an anti-Semitic act...
Re: Israel's naked selfishness is gross to behold
"But don't let semantics get in the way..."
yes, be anti-semantic
Re: I am also not finding the Intel connection
"I suggest that if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet."
I find this attitude deeply disgusting. What next, they'll find out that some components in his wheelchair were also made in Israel, and they'll demand the good professor be tipped out of it.
New Coke did allow Coke Cola to change the recipe for the classic Coke by replacing the sweetener with the cheaper High Fructose Corn Syrup. They would not have been able to do that because people would be able to easily do taste comparisons if the New Coke buffer zone was not in place.
The 'jerkiness' of his stop-motion creatures always added to the eldritch and other-worldy feel of his work; This is sadly lacking from todays smooth CGI work
Re: I will never understand...
Ah, Blue Moon, a beer that Molson Coors pass off as "craft"
Re: Last line
"Water? Like from the toilets?"
Hailo, is it me you're looking for...
None of the Hailo drivers have copped on to why I call them Master Chief.
Well done mate
If your bar owner had a PayPal account I've send over a couple of beers (as long as you promise not to order Cruzcampo)
I did a version for the TI99/4a; I think I had more fun writing the code rather than playing the game.
Big Media needs to examine their marketing methods...
In the UK GoT is only available on Sky Atlantic, which is a subscription channel only available to those who have signed up to Sky. Many people do not have (or want) this channel, so the only legal method for them to watch the series is to buy the box sets which come out long after the season ends. Or buy it on iTunes episode-by-episode for a lot more than the cost of the box set.
So in these days of immediate gratification, it means that people are going to use alternative methods to watch it. Which means illegal downloading.
The only way around this is to make it available through more widely accessible channels (BBC, Channel 4 etc) or stream it for a reasonable price.
Finally, if I buy the series via iTunes and then download it via a torrent in order to have it on physical media, does that still count as piracy?
Re: I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices
Kids today. When I was a starving student I lived on Smash and Oxo cubes.
Everybody Loves Ramon
Right now Lester is only £68 off of a grand in donations...
Re: Have a gorilla...
Neddle naddle noo!
I hope the manufacturers remember that trans-uranic heavy elements may not be used...
Indeed, every mistake is a lesson learned. I've often thought that wisdom is just the ability to meditate on a lifetime of SNAFUs.
Re: Reminds me of...
I think the Flashdance critique was done in the Full Monty
That can't be the internet. There's no sign of any porn anywhere...
Re: Last all week?
Not a problem if you bring it to the boil for a couple of minutes on a daily basis (or more regularly in warmer climes, which Spain does not appear to be right now)
These are the same people who continue to fail to predict profit forecasts and are always the reason for headlines that read "Share Prices In Globocorp Fall After Profits Fail To Reach Expectations"
Re: "an experiment in education of pirates"
Minecraft is proof that game-play is the prime factor in order for a game to succeed. Hi-res graphics; surround-sound; etc are all secondary to game-play. Home computer games in the 80s proved this.
Re: gamers and pirates
and wax cylinders...
The reason a lot of people are rich is because they don't pay for anything...
Re: Time to go foraging?
scored a large amount of wild garlic yesterday
go to the website and check out the section entitled "Why £1". It's not supposed to equal £1 in Africa, it's supposed to equal the same value foodwise
Re: Do they not have street markets over in Spain?
They do- they are called mercadillos- great for fresh fruit and veg.
Re: Dozen eggs for a euro?
I have two chickens, and I worked out that after feed, bedding and sundries, I am paying just over 30c for a dozen eggs.
Good luck Lester...
In a slightly similar vein, I'm actually calculating exactly how much I spend on food a week. It looks like I'm going to blow through €6 before the end of the day (and that's after cutting down on extravagances like shop-bought sandwiches)
Re: Excuse me
No need- the way I can see to safeguard yourself against this is to create a gallery of all your online images and make sure they are tagged (by EXIF and captions) and accessible to image matching sites like TinEye. Then if someone uses your imagery without your permission claiming it was an 'orphan work', you can prove that they did not perform a "diligent search".
not really- I'm thinking of investing in a bow in order to keep the furry feckers away from my chickens.
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