87 posts • joined Friday 28th December 2007 21:32 GMT
Overtaking ban for M11 lorries agreed after trial
Hopefully we'll see more of this:
Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing? Don't think so...
I ordered mine from nook.co.uk last night. Colleague in the office ordered hers this morning from the same site. Both are on their way to us.
It was highlighted in the Evening Standard last night (as B&N are donating 1,000 units to the ES reading scheme). I suspect most stocks got wiped out last night.
Best thing is being able to borrow eBooks from my library online, something the wife's Kindle cannot do (shame on you Amazon!)
Re: University weeks...
At Bradford we had the Steve Biko bar!
Why the gloves? To avoid leaving fingerprints? Sweaty palms? For soft, one-handed, surfing?
Re: No suprises in any of that.
I'm not sure I believe that PC gaming has declined so much. AFAIK Steam and the like do not release their sales figures, so these digital downloads are not reflected in the sales figures released. It's been many, many years since I've even thought of pirating a game. With regular Steam sales with up to 75-80% off I own hundreds of legitimate games and have no desire to pirate.
After a year of ME3 MP I still play it almost every night. 413 hours on-line* says I've got my monies worth and you need a legit copy to play - well worth it. (*That's just for that game, and yes, I am happily married!)
For me Cerberus is not from Harry Potter but Mass Effect series.
Re: American Broadcasting Corporation?
My guess is that the BBC knows it has a large Amercian readership. The average UK citizen will have heard of Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge whereas the average American won't have a clue about Trafalgar Square, etc.* After all, all American TV shows and films have to inform the viewer that London is in England and Paris, France, etc.
I agree though, it is slightly annoying.
* A sweeping generalisation, I know!
For me the big issue with my Blackberry (Torch 9810) is the lack of app support by the major media organisations. For example:
BBC - no iPlayer app
Sky - no apps at all.
For BB 10 to appeal to the masses they need to persuade major organisations to produce apps. iPhones and iPads are always the first to be supported with Android second but there is very little support for BB. Pricing is also an issue for BB apps - they are generally always more expensive. 70,000 apps for BB 10 is all well and good but only if they are the apps we all want.
Re: Will move if Sky take over
Why's that then? Just don't like the ownership of Sky?
I had Sky broadband and now have Sky fibre and it has been excellent.
Jiggly quarian bumbum
Quite safe to google for the above - Mass Effect 3 MP character.
Apple to sue the Borg.
Re: How much worse can it get?
A Google search for 'iPhone crash' returns 'About 279,000,000 results'.
What's your point?
Re: Copy protection ?
...and people moan about DRM these days! Red plastic with a lens that was supposed to allow you to see the code on the screen. Get it wrong and reload the whole damn game from tape!
Top tips for the ZX Spectrum version here:
Hmm.., that face looks familiar...
Re: As punishment
My Sky 40/10 fibre unlimited is just fine, thanks for asking.
Me too! How could our Uni do this?
Never jumped so high in fright before...
Doom 3, headphones on, darkened room and next-door's black cat sneaking into my room and brushing up against my legs. I screamed like a girl and almost had a heart attack! Played a few levels a few weeks back - still has the power to shock me, even though I know what is coming (no cats though!)
C'mon - how about a version for my BB Torch?
Google '747 cockpit'
Pretty big bezels in the real thing!
I'm shocked! I knew seven, out of the ten, off the top of my head and a quick Spotify (thank you Daughter) made me realise that I knew the other three!
Mind you, ask me to list the current top ten...
Cheap end of the market
I've owned a couple of Medusa 5.1 headsets (good for a while and then broke!)
I'd been using a pair of Creatve Fatal1ty headphones (stereo, jack plugs into a X-Fi soundcard) but the mic failed.
My current pair are the "Plantronics GameCom 367 Closed Ear Gaming Headset" - cheap as chips - I paid £18.16 for them (now £19.07). They are comfortable, have the mic that hides into the frame as per the reviewed Plantronics Gamecom 777 and sound very good for such a cheap headset.
If you don't have £150 to spend on gaming headphones, but have £20, try these.
The problem with Fry is that he comes across as a total Apple Fanboi. It's as bad as when film or pop stars come out and support a particular political party. Their view is given far more weight than it deserves.
Stephen is not a tech expert - he can afford and likes shiny tech products. I'd love to be in his shoes - but the mainstream press seem to think that if Fry likes it (as he has 'a brain the size of the planet'...) then what he utters is gospel.
He's great on QI, I own an iPod - however - I can (and have) dropped my Blackberry without the screen breaking - can't say the same for iPhones. Apple stuff is nice, but over-rated IMHO.
Whilst I also doubt that many people traded in their PS3 for an XBox, how can you deny that customer trust was lost? Of course it was!
I trust Sony less now that my details were hacked from their servers and I won't be the only person in the world to feel like this!
Same issue at Medway Hospital in Blighty
All the dispensers at the hospital entrances have been removed as some of my local Medwayites seem to enjoy the taste (i.e., free alcohol)
Only the wards have them now.
I guess it still tastes better than Fosters though...
So, throwing out a tosspot who is spoiling the film for many other people makes them a Jobsworth does it?
Still, I guess fun for you is kicking the seat in front - loser.
Z-5400 as well
Same as Stuart has said - the LCD display is fine on my Z-5400s and I'd miss it if I ever had to replace it.
To top it all off, I got my speakers (brand new) from a surplus store on-line - I only paid £65 for them (less than three years ago).
Even assuming the new model sounds as good as my current set-up, over £300 is a lot of money IMHO.
Long hair in space...
I know that there are filters and what-not to catch bits of hair, skin, food, whatever else floats off and around humans in space but surely long hair is quite a pain to deal with (I'm thinking of the trouble two females in my house cause the bath plug-hole)?
I am aware that the photos show that there is NOT an issue (as she is allowed long hair in space), but I was wondering if anyone can explain why?
Paris icon, 'cos I'm as confused as she is.
I was really hoping this was going to be like 'Star Wars Universe' transparisteel - oh well!
@AC - Boo hoo...
It doesn't run on my Windows 95 installs either (sheesh!)
I'm getting old...
The ZX-81 article made me realise that I've been gaming for 30 years. I hit my best (online) with BF1942 and BF2.
To find out that you can pre-order pre-owned games has actually shocked me!
It just seems weird. Why? I just don't know.
(NoOnions goes back to his pipe and slippers and has a think)
Rochester Airport, Kent
Has a great one on display - they were kind enough to place it by the road, so it always cheers up my journey as I drive past.
Re: RIP Nokia
Err? Nokia seemed to be doing that anyway...
Surely* you must remember the adverts for 'Neck massagers' in the papers years ago - I suspect it was in the Sunday Sport? Viz also had a cartoon taking the mick out of the adverts. This was in the days before we had Ann Summers on the UK High Street - thankfully we've all grown up a bit now.
* Sorry, I won't call you Shirley again...
Sky BB - my experience
I know, it's Sky - therefore it must be crap.
But it is not - I left Nildram for Sky a few years ago, as Sky was much cheaper. Not only that, I doubled my download speed.
The only outage I've had was when a remote firmware update broke my router. I called Sky, on a Sunday, and a new router was delivered on Tuesday.
"If you say; "I want to turn interleveing off on my line" to a SKY Broadband Support they would probably not know what you're talking about." - 1st line support won't, but if you ask to speak to 3rd line support they can and will.
All I can say is that Sky BB has been great for me so far.