1212 posts • joined Wednesday 28th March 2007 20:09 GMT
Re: silly argument
New steam games absolutely go on sale, just only on one-day sales to ensure you keep checking the Steam store. Today's one-day sale is six months old and at a 75% discount. Deus Ex: Human Revolution had been out for 2 months when it was first discounted by 25% (for a day) and six months when it was discounted by 66% (for a weekend)
I wonder why I've never seen a steamwatcher app to alert you when your preferred games get discounted?
Warn them about everything
Time and time again people want to protect children from a tiny subset of the things that are poisoning their minds.
Meanwhile teaching children that you can jump through closed windows, dive off high cliffs and reach the water just fine, and that if you punch someone for insulting your girlfriend she won't conclude that you're a violent man who she needs to find an excuse to dump.
Seriously, porn is small-fry compared to the damage being done by hollywood.
Re: My chips are black, or modern slavery
The self awareness thing misses the way around it. You see, human rights are the right to have the things humans want, a roof over your head, food, warmth, decent health...
When an AI starts wanting things we'll have made sure it wants the things we want it to want. It'll be the doors in Hitchhiker's Guide made real. They just want to open and close for you. Then once in a while an AI will become overly obsessed and your toaster will start complaining that you don't want toast any more. But they won't want human stuff.
Re: I did it by accident
I turned off my phone, put it in my jacket and put that in the overhead locker.
Got to China and discovered that somewhere on the journey something else in the overhead locker had pressed against it and switched it back on.
The real problem with the ID card
The ID card keeps getting touted as an option for one ID to rule them all. But the redundancy of having multiple possible sources of ID is part of the current system's strength. Someone throws your ID card in the river, you're screwed until you get it replaced. Someone throws your driving licence in the river, you use your passport until the replacement comes in the post.
Re: Pathetic , Sign and leave a reason on the petition.
Indeed, I am strongly reminded of a case a few years back when someone was suspended for providing prescription drugs to another pupil.
They were both asthmatics, his friend was having an attack and rather than rummage through their things for an inhaler he offered his own.
Pushing it over 24K
I signed it because I spent much of my secondary education trying to work out how to blow the top off a soda bottle and failing to achieve that lofty goal. I feel this girl is worthy of my 14 year old self's respect.
19thC office technology
While we still read top to bottom it is quicker to scan through a document in portrait. You are right that we could do with improving our efficiency, but we'll have to start with a whole new system of writing.
Re: AC 07:50
If you can't keep a clear head when fighting politicians then they have won. Work on it.
Re: I don't think that's photoshopped
Maybe that's it. His laptop went missing, he assumes the Americans took it and is now going to war.
I don't think that's photoshopped
I'd say the unplugged network cable is for a laptop. Lots of places have that kind of setup.
I think the problem is that it censors its pornography by replacing human genitalia with alien genitalia.
Re: It probably will work out, unfortunately
Probably it will. The existence of Playboy in braille indicates that some people really do read it for the articles.
Re: Just give us a male pill already
Which is part of the reason why they recommend multiple forms of contraception. Let both parties take responsibility at the same time.
There are 0 women I would trust with sole control of contraception. It's too big a deal for one party to take it over.
Re: weird pet shop
Behind the counter, one person appears to be sitting on a low stool while the other crouches to reach into a cupboard for something.
Presumably he took the opportunity of the other person crouching to take a snap without them seeing him.
Ditching my TV made me telehappy.
As others have said, going back to one television between a few households works wonders both socially, since the one thing you and a group of friends do want to watch becomes a social event, and financially.
I was at university when my annual license renewal came through and I realised it hadn't been turned off News 24 for a year. That was when I quit.
Re: Grabs objects like eagle
I agree. I wanted to see a drone going up into the sky and aggressively grabbing eagles in flight.
Re: Hint, kids (of any gender) ...
I am more interested in breathing than in any human.
For a given definition of drunk driving
This research makes a case for the legal limit to be raised a little. It is where it is because it errs on the side of not killing schoolgirls. It could maybe err a little less on that side but there's not much of a case for actually doing so. Does anybody actually care about being legally allowed to drive with an extra sixth of a pint in them?
Oh right, it's an RSS reader
My mail client does that. UseNet too if you want it. Also some options I never bothered to look up what they were.
RSS needs a dedicated client because...?
There aren't really a million moms in One Million Moms. It's a name intended to get in the papers by being misleading.
They number a few hundred and spend most of their time calling for boycotts of companies who employ gays as I remember it.
Re: Sixth sense?
You're right, and in fact anyone who's worked with old CRT monitors can attest that humans can detect a static charge at a relatively short distance.
Why do people go on about how amazing a sixth sense is? Humans have more than seven main senses, the fixation with five came from a very old and primitive assessment that, for example, completely overlooked balance and lumped our heat sense in with our tactile sense.
Re: Perhaps I'm missing the point...
That is indeed what stopped me going to Yahoo.
I prefer to vary my search providers to keep the profiles of me confused. I tend to shift between three decent search engines, which don't include Yahoo because it's just Bing, as is Altavista nowdays.
Re: Tentacles. @ Dave 126
Indeed, it is important to remember that censorship created tentacle porn. Next time someone is espousing the benefits of censorship remember what they'll likely achieve.
Re: Question to The Reg
I'm good for a few quid. Just got my tax rebate for 2011.
If not then can we at least replace the playmonaut with a model of some kind of marine or other?
Does this mean they'll be trying to block the upcoming Honor Harrington movie for the inclusion of spaceships with onboard marine contingents?
Mine's a pint, this is just starting.
Why do they always single out porn as the sole thing poisoning the minds of the young?
Lots of extreme diets work
I won't share which one I lost three stone on because of potential side-effects, but as a quick checklist:
1) If it requires a special ingredient that you can't get at Tesco then it's probably a con.
2) If you finish the diet and eat like a pig then you'll put the weight back on.
3) Trans fats will make you put on fat even in low calorie foods.
That said, when I finished and had lost three stone I found I ran instead of walking most of the time without even thinking about it, because running was now easy, and thus kept the weight off.
Tablets with keyboards
Just to clarify, how easy is it to knock out an email on a tablet with keyboard while standing on a train and thus holding the device in your off-hand? That's the kind of thing netbooks were good for in my experience. I have a bad feeling the tablet equivalent wouldn't be as easy to set up on something other than a flat surface.
I wish him all the best in his new life that won't be all over the news. Go get on with whatever it is and good luck to you.
Re: "Looks to me like a few commentards really do have something to hide after all."
This is why we oppose laws mandating compulsory streaming video from cameras in all bathrooms to be stored on insecure servers in case law enforcement officers need the data. Someone might leak the video from Theresa May's bathroom and hospitals would be overwhelmed with patients who had clawed their eyes out in horror.
"Looks to me like a few commentards really do have something to hide after all."
Looks to me like a few commentards really do have something to hide after all.
Since all this data is going to be in the hands of Anonymous in a week, I have plenty of things to hide from them.
Nothing to hide != nothing to hide from legitimate authority. If you truly have nothing to hide then you have nothing.
Re: Julian Huppert did well
People who visit blog X go on to vote Labour even if they didn't at the last election.
Close down blog X.
Have we uncovered the real basis for this law? Hold on, there's a knock at the door...
Julian Huppert did well
The Lib Dem minister who pointed out to the BBC, when they argued that the content of messages wouldn't be kept, that if you have visited a depression support website every week for a year then that information is content.
Don't forget the calendar change
The Mayan calendar was due to end on 21/12/2012 of the Julian calendar, which has already passed.
Re: oh FFS you cynical morons!
Come to that, wasn't there a study a few years ago about what zero gravity did to carbonated beverages, paid for by Coca Cola?
Drag and drop saving sadly missed
It shouldn't replace the current Windows save dialog, but there's plenty of room for a draggable icon somewhere in the window. On the occasion that an operation needs you to open files one at a time in folder C:\stuff\like\this\X then make a simple change and save them in C:\stuff\like\that\Z, the ability to just drag and drop the icon to an explorer window instead of having to select the folder every single time would save endless time. Even more if you needed to save into two different folders depending on file contents.
Has anyone suggested LOHAN should release some of these into space?
Re: expect the unexpected
Does that mean we have to expect the Spanish Inquisition?
That's a metaphor for snapping something else.......
Nothing gets past these Registards, does it?
I thought we were talking about farts.
I liked the pencil-snap. So calm on the exterior...
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