37 posts • joined Tuesday 20th March 2007 08:53 GMT
Load of tish tosh!
I've got a new fangled tv that only does digital.
The picture is dreadful.
So I only watch DVDs and $ky.
I'm so happy to be forced to spend my lazy earned cash
on a tv license or to be a branded a criminal. Freedom!
It's great init.
Mr Brown Stoned?
Not listening to advisors? Is he high?
Um, it's 2008 and still companies think it's a good idea to outsource.
Hnd in Half Life, MSc in Manhunt2 please
Well? What do you do?
There's only one thing worse than being beaten by a 12yr old.
And that's being beaten by a 12yr old american. Tax? Cancer?
Ex Wifes? Nope, none of them quite reach the insult of being
30-something and being beaten by a mouthy american.
try 'idiot tax'
Nah, when they've got tabs on every car, they'll reduce the
motorway speed to 30 so they can get more from the
I can't believe it, but it seems in the future I'll be looking back
at my 1hr commute with fond memories in the future.
Damn and blast those pesky politicians. I didn't give my life
in two world wars for these scumbags.... yada yada yada...
...think that's my straight jacket.
$64bn from selling bank details? nice.
'firms were becoming increasingly specialised -
a sign of a maturing industry'
''No, not Deli! Derby'
''No, I said Derby, D, E, R, B, Y'
'Yes sir, Deli, thanking you sir'
'I'm sorry sir, due to the data protection act I can't tell you
who I am, but I will sell your details to my cousin, he gives
me $5 per name and bank details.....'
Um, so a boffin thinks there should be more top notch
boffins to solve the problem. hmmm.
Here's me, just a dumb ass, thinking that the problem is
due to over taxation. Killing business, and making the
good uns leave the UK and get a job where they get
better pay/standard of living/etc.
Simplistic view, but if you reduce tax to less than those
countries around you, dont the good people/good companies
decided to set up here? Guess it's not in the politician's
interest to do what's best for the country in the long term,
just to get into power in the next 4 years, ah well.
ho hum, go on then, get more boffins!
Um, can you get a PhD in common sense? Or is that
a bit of an oxymoron?
Well FUD me!
Oh, heck, I'm gonna get me one of those nuke-reactors, looks
like the cleanest option out there! Yeee-Har!
Looks ok to me.
He seemed in control. Nice sunny day. Not as wreckless
as some police and granny drivers I've seen. Wreckless
is not knowing what to do at a junction, wreckless is not
looking where you are going, wreckless is indicision, etc
I'd rather have a speeder next to me on the road who
knows what to do than a woman, any day of the week.
Truth is, you know exactly what a speeder wants to do,
and it's to be that dot on the horizon. Predictable and safe.
A woman, sheesh, she'll be thinking about shoes or something
and swerve to hit you.
I've compared a film on blu-ray and on DVD on my new 40inch 1080P....and there's not that much in it. The TV does a very good job of upscaling.....so my high def format for a while will be plain old DVD.
Surely if the BBFC are concerned an item designated for 18+ will get into
the hands of minors then we need to ban ALL 18 CERT material, heck lets
ban alcohol, cigarettes and p-r-o-n. Oh yes, they try to do that anyway.... :-(
Is It Worth It?
Casino Royal, DVD 4 quid, blu ray 17 quid, but I can't see the blu ray disks as being 4 times better. In fact I find it difficult to see much of an improvement at all.
There's a big difference from my 40 inch 1080P tv to my old CRT. But when I try to convince myself that it's better, all I see is flickering artifacts which were defo not there on the CRT. But what I can do is boast I have 1080P to my friends, for that, I will be eternally grateful to consumerism.
But if I put my sensible hat on, I'll be buying DVD for the medium term at least.
Oh, I like the pretty slide on menu when you are watching a blu-ray film. Not sure that justifies the grand and a bit I spent though.
@rusticus et al
rusty, aye, i formally retract my twiddle twaddle battle.
anony coward, I can't believe you like the metric tables. Yes, I have first had experience and examples of all cases, mostly family members, nurses, lecturers all being told what to do....being told to do 'bad' things...in order to make the figures look better...it's only takes a bit of experience and intelligence to know what you are being told to do is fundamentally wrong...but hey ho
everyone else, merry christmas...ho ho ho
Dirty Criminal Scumbags...
None of this stops the dirty toe rags who broke into my home!
I wish they spent a fraction of the amount they spend each
year on motor offenses on stopping real crime.
I recon what this police state needs is a GPS/chip/tag inserted
in our brain at birth. The GPS can work out when we are going
over 30 and send small electrical pulses to the brain and
paralysing the citizen until the thought police can come round
give a good beating. The chip could possibly be programmed
to encourage the citizen to watch more tv, giving out soothing
pulses when watching any celebrity reality tv show. Then giving
out painful bursts when watching anything not on the approved
list, or any ultra violence righty right.
Rustius, twaddle back at ya!
Twiddle Twaddle yourself!
You can't put the blame of league tables and accountability on the
'public'. It lies fair and square with the politicians and the police.
My experience of the police in the last few years has been pretty
poor, break ins, car torched, etc. The best I got was a crime number.
The worst was verbal abuse, stating that they would arrest me for
not reporting a motoring offense in the first 24 hrs. Each time they
would try their best to not accept any crime or to give out a crime
number. In short I agree with the tough on the reporting of crime.
I now throw out a challenge, to see if anyone can come up with a
situation where league tables have improved the activity which was
being league tablized. Schools dont teach, they just want kids to
pass exams. Nurses dont cure patients, just patch them and get
an empty bed. Police dont police, they just avoid difficult crime
and focus on motoring offenses. Universities with degrees not
worth paper written on.... It's an amazingly depressing list.
Problem is league tables are only measure one or two dimensions
of an activity, and when you focus on them, it's at the expense of
the other dimensions. Sad Sad Sad.
War, what is it good for
Can we please have a pretty graph, time along the bottom, release dates of consoles, and vertical showing total sales. If the war was over today, it's probably the PS1/One which is the winner. :-)
Yeah, Yeah, Bah and indeed Poo!
I've got one of those 360 xbox things, that can stream 'all of my photos'
from a Media Edition PC.... works a treat for about 4 photos then the xbox
complains that the PC has been turned off or something... So yeah, I'm
all for making the minute or so that the technology hangs together as
pleasureable for the end user. Rotating and Zooming menus, great.
While we're on the subject, I want my mobile phone with a hi-def screen/
camera/torch/music player/animated menus cos that makes me happy
when there's no reception. And another thing! I want my apple mac to
store my 'mp3' in a format that doesn't work on anything other that apple
kit. I want my 360 xbox to only stream video that is created on a windows
PC with some esoteric MS codec, cos afterall MPEG is so last century. I
also want my SONY dvd camcorder to record on mini disks that don't fit
in a MAC, but do fit in a PC, and also for them NOT to record in DVD
format, I want them to record in SONY's own proprietary format, which can
only be extracted from the camera with SONY's 'picture tools' and stores
it in a MPEG file which isn't MPEG compilant and doesn't play on my MAC!
GOD! I LOVE TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!! THERE'S ALWAYS NEW WAYS FOR
THINGS NOT TO WORK!!
bah! and Poo!
Ah no, quite the opposite
With me, it's the other way round. I've totalled about a dozen
Maclaren F1s on the streets of london to try to get some insight
and a better lap record when playing PGR4. However, I've not
noticed any improvement in my gaming skills, no matter how
many cars I crash in real life.