40 posts • joined Wednesday 24th October 2007 09:22 GMT
Re: this sums it up
Just watched the video...
Oh, fuck, SO owned!!!!!
I have two xbox 360, and i must say.... Next console will be a PS4...
Well. I DO get most of my games from second hand shops. They are way cheaper.
Why? Because if I buy a freaking cell phone and within 10 days i do not like it, i can turn it back ( assuming it's in mint condition, of course ). If I buy a fridge and notice it's not suitable for me, i can turn it back ( again, in the first 10 days, and in mint condition ). If i buy a game, and notice it just suck too much, i'm stuck. I just spent 50 euros on something i hate.
And, also, when i finish some game, and i know i won't be replaying it, I have two choices:
1 - Let it sit around, gathering dust.
2 - Sell it to that same shop.
I usually go for the second. I get some of my money back ( even if it's just 1 euro ), and someone else can experience the game for a cheap price.
Why does this not hurt the developer? There's still only ONE copy of the game involved. I can no longer play it, and another player now gets it. I didn't duplicate anything. And that player had to wait for me to finish it.
If the player really wanted the game, he would have bought it, not waited until someone finished it and sold it.
If I buy a cell phone, and later buy a better one, would it be illegal for me to sell my old cell phone? Of course not!
This way, microsoft is saying two things:
1 - "we want to get paid more than once for the same game".
2 - "rhiakath, you may forget buying the new xbox. Keep your current one, which we were very happy to sell you, and in the future, buy a ps4".
Sometimes, i hate humanity...
I just don't understand why people are so stupid that instead of creating something useful, that pushes us in the right direction, there are still some freaking dudes that only want to create guns. Honestly. Why? Why on earth, does someone spend their free time creating something that it's only purpose is to hurt one another?
one could say hunting, for regular weapons. ( although i don't believe it ). But for this??? The only upside to this, is knowing that whoever fires this piece of shit is going to be left without at least a hand. But they ARE going to hurt someone else.
Am I supposed to feel safe now?
There are two possibilities.
Some people feel safer knowing no-one has access to firearms.
Some people feel safer knowing everybody (mainly themselves) has access to fire-arms.
I, for one, am amongst the first group. This is not the wild west anymore. You can just see the result for yourselves looking at american paranoia with their firearms. It's legal to have them, yes. Everybody carries them, as if it's nothing, yes. they DO have one of the highest criminal ratings, yes.
Welcome to Lisbon
First of all, welcome to Lisbon. I hope you liked our capital.
Driving around downtown Lisbon is no small feat for your mental health, so I'll gladly buy you a beer.
Second, I love the idea of an electric car, but please, leave the interwebs out of it. After seeing everything that can be done thru a simple socket ( and i mean socket as in a TCP or UDP one, for example ) I'm kinda terrified with the idea of a interweb-controlled-car.
Also, after buying the car, one must pay 70£ per month for the battery? What? That added to the electricity costs to feed it will be more expensive than my gasoline fueled Fiesta. ( I spend around 100€ a month in gasoline ).
Re: A few comments
Never tried Tomb Raider, but i'm curious.
As for MGR, I agree 110%. It may be a nice action game, but please don't name it Metal Gear.
Metal gear has always been an action/espionage game, not a glorified slash-em-up.
And it has NEVER EVER been a game of kill'em all. I managed to end Metal Gear Solid killing only the bosses. And MG3 without killing anyone.
So yeah, MGR is definitely not part of Metal Gear series.
Sad face, because that was me when i looked at MGR. I just thought "please, don't go that way. Please respect the fans... please please please please"
They'll hide behind that "you need to be online for other players to be able to import good from your city".
So, you DO need to be online. To play alone. So that other players can pretend they can interact with your city... But you're trying to play single player. But they're interacting with your city.... < go back to the beginning >
EA has been full of shit for some years now. Honestly, I'd personally LOVE to see them hit rock-bottom. Unfortunately, all the wrong they're doing is just because some people give them their money. Who needs a new FIFA every year? or a new Need for speed? What does it have, new models? Or players changed teams? That would be an update, or an add-on, or whatever, but NEVER a new game.
EA has never been about the players, but always about the money.
I'll keep playing my Cities XL OFFLINE , thank you very much.
although i'm not a microsoft fan...
which is meant to be read as "I hate their freaking polytics"......
I have to admit I admire Gates. He DID a good job. He gave us Windows 95->XP. Who amongst us hasn't used XP to the day they couldn't install the brand new DX11-only game?
I know I have.
And he seems to be passionate about what he does, and that has got to be admired. And he does it good, which is even better! He shares his incredible fortune helping people!
Gates shows devotion and passion about Microsoft. He gives us his vision,and his ideas. That can be appreciated, and can bring people to Microsoft.
Ballmer shows his by jumping around and screaming like a frightened ape. By telling that everything else sucks, that open-source is like a cancer, etc etc. That doesn't make me feel any better for the company. In fact, it makes me lose all respect for it.
Yes, I too think Bill must either be living in his own fantasy world, which i think is good for him. To see Balmer destroy his life's work would be heart-breaking for him.
I also have an XBox, and I love it.
Now... I'm not a windows fan. not since Win 7. For me, it's Windows XP prettied up, with some extra features, sure... But is that enough to ask for 16 gig minimum in my hard drive??? or 2 gig RAM? No. No way.
They seem to get things done this way, unfortunately. They give you a crappy OS, then the same crappy OS with some of the crap fixed, and you think "wooow, that is WAY better than the one before". That way, you don't even complain that you needed to upgrade your PC to run it
Think about it...
95 ( so-so ), 98 was super.
ME ( was even erased from Microsoft's page ), XP ( über ).
Vista ( need i say anything ? Nothing worked in this ) , 7 ( the savior ).
Windows 8 ( already having all the negative reviews regarding Metro ), .....
I've been a linux user for some years now, and I tell you... Although i like to imagine Microsoft losing it's monopoly, I hate it to be because of Balmer. I'd simply like for some friendly and fair competition.
Also, as a thought. A few years ago, a rumour appeared that Bill Gates was going to return to CEO, chairman, whatever, of Microsoft. Basically, he would run the whole thing again.
Microsoft's stocks went sky high. As soon as that was dismissed as a basic rumour, it dropped even lower than before.
I think that says it all about people believing in Ballmer.
People always resist change, and also, never forget, there's a lot of interest that cars like Tesla ( that don't use fossil fuels... ) fail, and are given a bad image.
It's easy to talk bad about something brand new, or experimental, while it hasn't matured. People tend to forget not many years ago, you could drive at around 50 Km/h top speed. Everything has to mature. Electric cars are no exception.
I still think it's great, and if they weren't so damn expensive, i'd proudly own one.
I actually agree
He does have a point, there, he may just not have exposed it properly.
I do think we should focus on maintaining a planet, before expanding to another one.
If we keep this up, we go to mars, very cool, and a great advance, no doubt about it. And then we begin to ruin it, just like we're doing with earth.
If on the other hand we focus on developing ourselves, in our habitat, and trying not to screw it up, yes, we will be behind schedule looking for new planets, but maybe we won't have to, so soon. ( I'm not counting overpopulation, just destroying the environment )
"Even supposing we could somehow, with this very limited amount of money, transform the Earth into a very paradise ... sooner or later we would detect a large approaching asteroid or comet,..."
So, finding a way to go to mars is the way? Are there no asteroids there?
There are. By focusing on expanding before maintaining, we will be destroying more planets early, and then later trying to save them or ditching them altogether.
By focusing on maintaining before expanding, we will be able to keep earth, and when we finally get to mars, we will be able to get it done right.
He just stated his opinion, he doesn't have to give all the answers...
I can imagine a windshield on a car suddenly filling up with lots of info, and ads for gas station, tires, etc etc, and you go "gaahhhhh, get that out ! I can't see!".
After you crash onto the nearest truck/wall/pole the display info ads change to insurance companies, body shops, etc....
Honestly, I think it's a trap for anonymous. Like previously said here, what better way to make them surface, than to steal their image?
Also, this is a straight appeal to arrogance, or vanity.
Anonymous has made a name for themselves, no doubt about it. What better way to hurt them than to take their name, and make anonymous become some french company?
Definitely. I think this is either a trap, or an attempt to ridicule Anonymous.
bye bye, sea life
so, basically, instead of burning forests, etc etc, we collect all the sea-weed (aka fish-food) and run our fancy cars etc on that ethanol. Great. Remember that the next time you try to fish something, and get absolutely nothing....
Mark my words. NOTHING that uses non-renovable source of energy is correct. If it exists in our ecosystem, it's because it has a purpose. By tampering with it, you're tampering with whoever (or whatever) needs it.
Our best option remains "nature power". (wind, solar, heat, etc). You won't hurt anything or anyone by having a solar panel (as far as i can remember, at least)
not biased at all..... nooooo
And it rates mostly capabilities only found on Internet explorer. It's like asking "is your car blue? No? Then you failed, because ours is".
They should just be asking "is your browser made by microsoft? If so, get 4 automatically"
not a mac-guy
I was never a fan of apple's policy, prices, and all the hype around apple's products, but i gotta admit, i admired Jobs. He had a vision, and the strength to make it true.
The IT world needed people like him, and we've just lost a great visionary. I was really sorry to hear of his death.
Men like that are few, and needed.
He will be missed.
Rest in peace, Jobs.
From non-mac fan that admits Steve did an admirable job. (no pun intended)
I still believe that the most incredible, stupid, absurd things to be said or done, are done in the name of religion.
This is one of them...
Who says that a christian can't take his pets with him?
I'm suspicious about this
And extremely uncomfortable. I really don't like Microsoft touching anything Linux related. They have a way of corrupting things, absorbing them, and then saying they did it all along, and they're the freaking geniuses. God, I hate them. I like some of their products, no doubt, but I hate their attitude.
@Richard Lloyd - I don't think Microsoft would forget about that.
On the other hand, if Microsoft were to carefully read linux's source code and take some ideas from it, MAYBE we could all have a better windows :)
what is their problem?
What's the problem with buttocks? Don't people like them? Don't people like sexy?
Tell those guys to stop being complete a**holes, and just let them watch the thing!
Kids are exposed to much worse things, during daytime. You just have to watch the news, commercials, or movie trailers. Or Dragonball, where you pierce your adversary with a beam of light...
but noooo, no buttocks...
daddies or mommies who complain about a pair of buttocks appearing on tv, should not ever , EVER shower with your kids...
" he smelt something fishy before diving in" MUAHAHAHAHA
Better yet: "has decided to probe deeper into the matter before taking any action. ®"
Please stop, before I wet myself laughing
Sorry, I disagree
A guy walks up to you. He doesn't do anything. He just starts taking pictures of you and following you around. When you confront him, he says that coincidentally, he just happens to be taking pictures of the view behind you. It's a coincidence you appear on all pictures. Do you just say "oh, ok then" or do you try for the guy to stop following you and stop taking pictures?
Has he no right or liberty to take pictures of whatever he wants, or go wherever he wants?
He has the same right as you of not wanting to be on his pictures, or having him follow you on some way that makes you uncomfortable.
I agree that police-officers, or security officers, or whatever (you get the point) sometimes push it. They do, I know it. But THEY ARE the first line of security when you get on that plane. They are there not only to keep the plane intact, the insurance companies happy, but also for your safety.
Legally, they might not have the power to do anything. Then again, did your school teacher have any power?
They did punish you, did they not? Do you not agree with that now? Bouncers at clubs, disco, etc, have no legal powers. But sometimes you're really happy they're there, are you not? When they turn some a**hole who has drunk to much and starts harassing your wife, into a paste OUTSIDE the club, you're grateful, are you not? It was illegal for him to do so.
Why on earth do you want to be there just picking them off? Yes the passenger had the right to be filming. Legally, he can just say "I won't do anything that you say, la la la la la" and dress as a rabbit. Does he have the right to be annoying?
I think the law is there to serve as a base, as a guideline. Not to be taken 100% rigid, or literal.
If he does everything he wants to annoy the hell out of other people, as long as it's legal, we have to shut up, and sit tight?
If someone gets close to you and just starts puffing away smoke at your face on purpose, in the middle of the street. Legally, you just walk away, he has the right to smoke.
Is this right for you??
Take the law and officer's rights, power, etc with a bit of salt, ok?
Theres a comedy clip here in Portugal that is somewhat akin to this. Guy1 walks up to Guy2 and keeps his hands and fingers about 1 cm of Guy2's face, and keeps running around him. Guy1, obviously, gets mad at this. Guy2 rightfully says "It's my right! It's everyone's space, and everyone's air!". And the whole clip is Guy2 annoying Guy1 without touching him.
Is dumbness contagious?
Well, there is hope... If they put all these "celebrities" talking to the middle-east, maybe they'll vegetate in front of tv's, or radio's, or whatever.... I heard dumbness is contagious...
On the other hand, if they DON'T become vegetables, paris hilton is going to become the prime target for terrorists. They'll stop at nothing to raise the average IQ of the planet. And, you've got to admit, It would raise a lot....
Oh, and one more thing
Will those celebrities appear wearing burka's? Imagine them watching Paris Hilton with those little pieces of clothing on her.... Appearing in their TV's... are the US just saying "yes, we are a country of sin, please terminate us" ?
AND, take care of the suicide bombers. I'm sure there are a lot of them still in middle east, happilly walking on the street with their favourite suicide jacket, but there must be a lot of them in the US.
When they hear what those celebrities have to say, they will assume they have been assigned capital punishment... They will not be able to bear any longer. They will desire HEAVILY to press the button. And so they will... And finally, no more... Death is way better (for them, at least)...
So, beware when those "commercials" first appear. Stay off the streets
The US is starting WW3, and is sending their elite platoon ahead.... Make them stupid, and then sell them burgers....
Grenade for the obvious reasons
Maybe what this means is, if you have an iPhone, you spend so much time playing with it, that you can only have one night affairs. Lots of them. He/she dumps you right after, when , instead of cuddling with him/her, you grab your iPhone.
An android user, on the other hand, gets to keep his/her sexual partner. And still bang a lot. But with the same person :)
You've inspired us all during our childhood, with your "kung fu" series. You kept us all company thru the TV.
Rest in peace, Grasshopper.
PS: And I really would NEVER EVER imagine kwai chang caine dying inside a wardrobe with his balls tied up.
Definite proof that Microsoft is in pact with Satan
This app does not stand up to MY proof that Microsoft is evil...
I'd love to meet the guy who configured this....
Never has an icon been so adequate...
And yet another thought....
I wonder if one could just right-click on the missile launcher and select "Set target" and later "Fire"....
Or, even better, if the weapon control software would say something like this during a war:
"Your trial period is finished. Please register this product to continue using it"
You forgot about this
It surprised me to see that everyone failed to see the full length of this....
MS Windows being so easy to crack and hack, we're seeing the next step in the beginning of SkyNet.....
Next thing, is equip the "innocent" cleaner robot with MS Software. Wait a few days, and it'll strangely change from repeating "clean up dirt" to "clean up mankind" and grab a 40W range PPC.
I never would have guessed SkyNet ran windows.... But It makes sense...
Officer - "Enemy missile inbound!"
Guy in front of computer responsible for automated defenses- "Hmm??!! (clicking his mouse)
Officer - "Enemy missile inbound!!!! 400 yard range!"
Guy in front of computer responsible for automated defenses - "Damn! You made me blow up a mine! There goes my high-score! Even my kids have a better score than me! Do you know what that means , private??? Have you realised what you have done???? Can you imagine how long I have tried to break that high score? You have just... " KABOOOMMMMMMMMM
Yeah, i also thought of that a couple of years ago. Now, that would be some serious kick ass. Unfortunately, it's rating would be for 20+, and the kill count would surpass Platoon, or AVP2.
Why don't they host a poll, or something, asking for the community for ideas? after all, WE pay for the movies....
Otherwise, please shoot me....
Beginning to hate technology and/or mankind
Is it just me, or are people getting dumber and dumber? Damn, this is stupid! Webcam for a funeral? Geez!
And supposedly, by law, any employers MUST give a few days off (dunno how many) to any employee whose close relative dies. At least, here in Portugal.
I'm not catholic, or anything. don't like funerals. But damn, i respect the notion of a funeral. It's a get-together of people who will miss the deceased, and want to pay a final respect, say goodbye. This is freaking stupid.
Like was suggested above, someday, we'll have webcams to watch our beloved ones go up in flames....
One more thing... How many of you have had a nvidia driver crash on you? I figure, not many. If you found a bug in these, you would certainly submit it, as it is a piece of software which you're used to work correctly, and want it to keep that way...
Now, how many of you have had a windows crash, or bug? Everyone! How many times did you bother to send the error report? A lot! Did it come back solved on the next Service Pack? .... I doubt it! No-one ever sends the error reports anymore, i guess. We're all used to windows crashing. It's not a bug, it's a WELL-documented feature.
I do use NVidia, and will keep using it. Nothing against ATI, as i have also an ATI card on one of my laptops, and i used those for a VERY long time, early in time. (Mach64, anyone? or RagePro 2C)
I do know that Windows is a freaking dinosaur compared to a mosquito which would be the drivers, in what comes to code size. It's a full OS. But damn, with an unstable base as that, It's a miracle if the drivers work.
In defense of nvidia
As my title says, i dont think it's nvidia's fault. Basically, as was already said, Microsoft delayed the Vista launch a bunch of times, always rewriting something. Second, they were constantly changing it's driver model, which gives nvidia and other hardware vendors a reallly bad time.
Third.. Who made the statistics? Who's got the data? Microsoft! Who has the OS that connects all the drivers and runs them? Who is responsible for managing everything? Microsoft! They changed their architecture radically (or so they say), and they want everyone else to just code THEIR way? Come on!
If a windows error popup dialog comes out, and says that nvidia drivers borked the system, why should it actually be that way? can't it be that the OS doesn't know how to handle the situation, and then just says that the drivers performed an unknown or unauthorized action?
I've seen it happen a gazillion times. Besides. I use Linux, Vista, and XP. Love Linux, like XP a lot, but damn, i HATE vista.
I don't think Nvidia or the rest of the companies are doing a good job. They're working with what Microsoft gave them. A super buggy OS, and they've never even once acknowledged what most of us know... That Vista is a resource hogger with more holes in it that a fishing net.
Vista, for me, is a death trap. Half the stuff i had working on XP doesn't work there. Most of them even work in Linux, under wine, or something similar...
Use the proper tool
Someone, please, teach him how to drill a hole in the wall, with a drill and a 5 cm wall..... and please, let him be on the other side of the wall.... THAT way , the second last thing he gets in his brain is "how to make a hole in a wall"... just before the drill itself.
He should wear a death warning sign on his forehead
I'm thiking of a new type of cybercrime. I'll hold people's browsers for ransom. If they don't pay, i'll infect their computers with a worm that repeatedly opens the URL's for kiddie porn, and they'll get busted.
I'll be the next type of serial killer!
Or else... We could write a simple game like "uplink", where you infect as much users as possible with this worm.
I read once that, there was an easy solution to stupidity. To remove all danger warning labels, and safety advices from products, and let human stupidity do it's work. Natural selection, it was called. Damn, if that were the case, America would go back to the "duel in the main-street with the sunset" age.
Paris... living in a country with this average IQ... I forgive you...
BTW, in "house of wax" she has a death that suits her... a nice stick that goes thru her empty skull with no resistance whatsoever...
"Now, a new Andersen suit seeks class action status, demanding redress for everyone else who was allegedly harassed by the RIAA. The suit demands satisfaction from the Ass (-holes). as well as the big-name record labels that back the Ass(-holes). and MediaSentry, the company the Ass(-holes). hired to investigate suspected online file sharers."
"Dr. Chandra... Will I dream??"
"I don't know, HAL"
You have mankind's gratitude for all the dreams, hope and peace you've brought us with your novels. Thanks for giving us your visions....
Whenever , in the future, something like HAL exists, i think everyone will think of you.
Say hi to Dave Bowman and HAL, for me....
Irony of times?
Ahhh, the good old days on my XT, or the 8086, where i needed a hairdryer pointing at the side latch, to warm up the hard drive... it would be so cold at home on winter, that the disc would shrink a bit, and the head would not find boot sector....
Had 640k RAM, a 20 mb disk... floppy.. And THAT was a super computer... already with a hdd.... CGA graphics... wow....
Now, i need water cooling to keep it below 30 º C....
2 Gb to run everything smoothly... and 1 Tb of hdd.
Future scientists relieved as Paris acknowledges being a no-brainer
As a brain is difficult to revive after freezing, scientists approve that Paris Hilton will be the first test subject... They were scared that Paris Hilton had a brain, but she just made them feel ok...
No training required, but...
Of course, one does not require training to use a NT car.
BUT, in case you're driving and wish to ...
- change the radio station
WINDOWS WAY - usually it will just stop looking at some frequency with just noise, in which case you will have to restart the radio, or even worse, unplug it, turn off the car, restart the car, and plug the radio back on..
LINUX WAY - radio stopped working? kill -9 it. start the radio again. The rest of the car didn't even care the radio failed...
- If you ever tune up your engine and it doesn't work
WINDOWS WAY - putting the engine back to normal will require that you disassemble your entire car, assemble the engine, and only then reinstall all the parts you used to have... AGAIN
LINUX WAY - get the backup engine that you saved earlier, OR recompile the engine (read kernel). that's it.
- If you see a car just like yours next to you, but with a better engine, and you want yours that way
WINDOWS WAY - you BUY the whole car again, or , if it's a small part of the engine, just BUY the whole engine again, making you keep the old engine in your living room, completely unusable.
LINUX WAY - new version up? let's just compile it, run it, and that's it. the resto of your car doesn't have to be reinstalled... (like before recompiling the kernel) it's free... WOW... check all the new good stuff...
I prefer my free car.... super customizable...
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