1063 posts • joined Wednesday 12th December 2007 13:17 GMT
Do you want your shiny new console to be a success? Yes?
Then you need to quash this rumour flat. Because if this is true, then your new console is pretty much dead in the water.
Oh, and please don't counter it with the threat of "Well, we'll just kill of the '360 and force you to buy the One", because I suspect that 99.999% of gamers will retort to that with a resounding "Fuck You"
make your mind up, Sky...
the most recent communique from Murdoch's Empire (Dum, dum, dum, dum-dum-dum, dum-dum-dum...) is this
Which is a lovely give-away of McAfee Parental Controls
Now, I don't WANT this POS on my machines, and have an 'understanding' of what's acceptable for my 15yo to access and the consequences of going 'outside the fence'.
I DO NOT need my ISP dictating to me what I cannot access. If you want to initiate this, Sky, then you need to make it OPT-IN.
the general consensus;
"Fuck you USA"
The US scumvernment needs to realise that it is NOT in charge globally.
Can't be long now
Until Nokia finally die. Thanks Microsoft. Thanks for nothing...
If it's the 'merchants' that are more at risk from this one than the consumers, then maybe there'll be more pressure to sort all this shitfest out.
No "Class Action" against Microstuffed?
Suerly that sort of clause would fall under the category of unfair terrms and conditions in this country.
Smells more of fear than confidence in your product to me.
Shower of cnuts.
WinPhone on Nokia - No Thanks
As a former WinPhone user (admittedly an Orange SPV C600), I found that widows mobile sucked like a Dyson.
Maybe it's Just me , but having had Nokias for a while now, I find Symbian Belle on the N8 a fairly easy and intutive to use. It does pretty much everything I want from a smartphone, although some 3rd part app support is drying up (gmail etc).
The one thing that Nokia suck at is music (I've not seen any comments on this aspect of smartphones here.) Nokia Music has one of the WORST UI's ever. Nokia Suite's handling of music isn't ant better. NM doesn't allow you to specify which memory you want to use on the N8, and the player on the phone is seriously basic.
I hoe Nokia dump WinPhone like the turd it appears to be
I can only imagine
that this MUST have been formulated by the (surely by now) failing Jazz-Mag industry as a last attempt to prop up their now outdated business model. Let's face it, when was the last time there was a major sighting of the now fabled 'Pornographicus Hedgii'
A bit like the thrashings of the music industry after their failure to see the potential from downloadable music.
And before anyone jumps in with "no music upset little kiddies", I would suggest that you need to broaden your musical horizons.
YOUR internet connection - Your responsibility, not your ISP's, Not the scumvernment, or some faceless censor.
That's a turn up for the 'book' then...
Who'd have thought that vested interests might have got it wrong...
To repeat from my norms;
"planet warms up,
planet cools down,
planet warms up,
planet cools down,
planet warms up,
planet cools down..."
Fucking deal with it!
Sea level will rise...
And in other news, the sky is blue, water is wet, and bears shit in the woods. Sea levels have historically been higher than they currently are, and no doubt will be again.
Re: sparky input
Yup, and it needs to be connected to an earth to have any effect...
What the fuck is
an "Inverse femtobarn". Or more precicely, how much?
Why the fuck...
should microstuffed, or anyone else for that matter, be allowed to dictate to me what I can, or can't do to MY hardware?
Yes, I KNOW there's a 'workaround', but if the swiss cheese that is a windows OS was actually secure in it's own right...
"Symbian still doesn't have a Kindle app. And neither does Meego"
There's lots of other 'apps' that haven't surfaced on symbian, not even on 'anna'
it's a bit of a pain in the arse, cos otherwise I'm more than happy with my N8 (free satnav, which actually works!)
"European People's Party"
You sure it's not the "People's Party of Europe"
or the "Popular People's Party of Europe"
or the "European Popular People's Party" (bloody splitters)
Not a shark...
it's an emmisary from the vindaloovian empire. :P
Am I to take from your post that you think that giving Plod this level of judicial authority, without formal oversight by the courts, is a good thing? And as for "consider steps which might be taken to reduce the chances of the worst outcomes happening (like having meaningful compensation in the case of a domain being unfairly blocked)?" exactly how much compensation did you have in mind, how do you actually formulate 'meaningful' compensation. And who would foot the bill for said compo? Would that be the particular Plod taking the action personally paying the compo? No, it would end up being the rest of us shelling out for Plod's screw-ups as usual.
I believe the 'slippery slope' referred to is the political expediency of giving Plod ever increasing, unchecked judicial 'authority' without reference to the courts. (Cue police state).
Plod needs to be put back in his collective box, and reminded that his purpose is to uphold the law, and that it is the court's purpose to enforce the law.
A Judge that actually has a full set of balls. And an ounce or two of common sense ( and knows his Orwell!)
Can we give him a job here...
As has previously been pointed out, and as is the case with my 5800, the micro usb doesn't support charging in every case. And anyhoo, wasn't this all promised at least a couple of years ago.
And still paying...
well past the next one in '22...
Just one small thing, Mr Zuckerberg...
Anyone with sense will NOT want to put "all of their eggs in the same basket" as it were. Well, I certainly won't. I like having it all separated, thank you.
I was going to call it a fail, but it's way more like badgers...
Windows including Windows 7 and 2008R2.
So, are Microstuffed themselves now trying to gloss over the turd that was 'Vista' by referring to it as"2008R2"
Almost as big a joke as one of the world's biggest petrochemical companies opting for Vista globally.
Mind you, up until this, they were still using NT/2000...
Based on past performance...
the resultant code will be simple:
'Share whatever you want of whatever you have with whomever you want. Oh and don't bother informing the original "owner" of the data. They gave it to you, it's yours to do with as you see fit.'
And maybe glazing companies should sue Microstuffed for people confusing their shitty little product with REAL windows...
Or maybe publishers could sue Apple over the Macbook, based on your initial premise...
POD, it's a WORD. NO-ONE gets to 'own' words. Apart from corporate lawyers. They've pretty much come to define the word WANKERS...
Since when did PLOD...
decide on what was illegal or not?
Am I the only one who thinks that their job is to investigate alleged crimes, present said evidence to DPP/Procurator Fiscal, who then decide if there's enough evidence to warrant proceeding to court, where either a magistrate/sheriff or Jury (under the direction of a learned judge) decide if the law has been broken.
Or is that not the way the system works?
"Sorry, your image/video appears to have been 'accidentally' lost/erased/deleted. We apologise for your inconvenience/loss."
if the results...
are anything like the audio on google translate, it'll last 5 minutes. Let's NOT have google 'deciding' what we want to say.
I love picking up on a troll, so...
Dearest Micky 1,
I'm so happy for you to be content to let every Tom, Dick and Google snoop on your Wi Fi connection (I'm making the presumption that you DO have one). However, there are some of us who would, and I believe quite rightly, rather that they, and others like them refrained from this utterly unnecessary practice entirely. Yes, we do all give away personal information all the time, but usually we accept it because were AWARE OF IT, and it's all a bit of a trade off. Would you be so happy if someone was listening in to your mobile phone conversation? I'm betting on NOT for that one. Same principle my simple minded friend.
But let's wait and see if it actually happens.
Though it was nice to see FORMER Home Secretary Alan Johnson having a wee rant on the Beeb:
Quote from BBC website-
"accused Mr Clegg of using "rampant hyperbole" when talking about surveillance and added that the previous government's law and order reforms had public backing.
He said: "If he [Mr Clegg] wants to ask the public which laws to get rid of, he should also ask which laws they would like to keep." "
'S funny, I don't remember him or his cohorts giving a fucking TOSS about public opinion when they were trying to stitch us up into the State of NuLabouria.
Dear Alan, YOU created our surveillance society! Now FUCK OFF you knobhead.
Shouldn't they already HAVE...
a register of all premium rate firms, on the basis that it's damned difficult to regulate something you don't even know exists?
Oh, sorry, my mistake. This is a body that's supposed to stop Joe Public from being ripped off by these smeg-pots. I apologise for staying into the 'common sense' territory there. Won't happen again...
More to the point...
is why someone felt the need to have extrated ANY info from the CRB database to be stored, presumably locally, on a poxy spreadsheet. It's not just the twat who accidentally sent it that should be 'disciplined', but also whoever put the spreadsheet together. And also, if the CRB database is being abused by one force, would we be wrong to presume that it's being abused by them all?
Keep us in a state of 'fear'...
and keep tweaking it plausibly every now and then. Remember the festive season 'incident'? And there's another lovely 'holiday' just around the corner. Anyone taking bets on there being a 'terrorist scare' of some sort over the Easter weekend. Awaiting details from the Home Office/Minitrue.
Election, what election? Countries in a 'State of Emergency' don't you know! <vague sound of Jackboots in the distance, but getting louder...>
Successful People as MP's?
Yes, definitely. However, once they become an MP, that should be their one and only 'job'. No pay from other quarters, and absolutely NO PAY from lobbying / 'consultation'. The 'gravy-train' needs to be permanently derailed.
Another Ice Age?
And they'll STILL say " we told you so" and blame it on the 'tipping point'.
Climate warms up, climate cools down, climate warms up, climate cools down, climate warms up, climate cools down, climate warms up, climate cools down, climate warms up, climate cools down, climate warms up, climate cools down, climate warms up, climate cools down. You see the pattern...
Uses for ID Cards...
How about a handy, pocket-sized car windscreen scraper, emergency beer-mat (I was going to suggest coaster, but that's so fuckin' lah-de-dah!), applicator for ipod anti-scratch film, hotel room lightswitch card, pizza cutter, survival tool (lichen scraper, latrine digger). the list of possibilities is endless.
Well, OK, it's not.
It's the scent of "Fuckup!" by Homme Orifice
The only thing likely to disappear...
into any kind of black hole, mini, micro, pico or otherwise is the good Professor (retired) Rössler's head up his own personal 'black (or is that more of a brown?) hole'