753 posts • joined Monday 7th April 2008 12:25 GMT
Our local high street
...is nearly all GAME stores. There's even some GAME stores WITHIN other GAME stores. Even the display cases on display, when opened, contain more GAME stores. Why management couldn't see this and break off all their commercial rent agreements, without paying the penalties, and then sell games for cheaper than online in single, floating, mega-retail stores which automatically float above the busiest parts of town is completely beyond me.
Does the content on Eastenders get particularly nasty, petty and quarrelsome one week in four? There's got to be some reason for this pattern and it must surely be a media-based reason.
Re: Reality Check
I take it you get your figures from here:
The article being a complete load of shit. VAT is 5% on all home fuels. Gas and leccy. How is that a subsidy for fossil fuels? Fossil fuels happen to provide more leccy than renewables at the moment so if you really want to look at it as a subsidy then they are getting the lions share but only in proportion to the amount of energy they supply.
Similarly the old wailing about carbon floor not applying to nuclear material is repeated here. Again this is only a subsidy if you don't understand what a subsidy is and applies just as much to renewables and nuclear.
Begone with your pretend subsidies.
Strange set of conditions you set. You demand that we be able to meet energy demands for a billion years and then preclude the option of using new technology in all that time, even technology which is only a max of a few decades away. That's fairly piffling compared to a billion years.
Methinks you are trying to rig the argument so that it can only have the answer you want.
Or just being a nob.
Re: Gas - the energy of the future?
Predicted gas prices were included in the report obviously.
I could give the same blather about demand for steel and concrete in China (not to mention Brazil or India) pushing up the prices of wind turbines but since the predicted prices for those also already take this into account it's not a relevant argument.
You could argue that you think they've got the predictions wrong and give a detailed analysis of why based on knowledge of those markets but you aren't. You're just arguing that they've forgotten to account for these things, which they haven't.
Definately. If I remember from Without Hot Air the amount of water required to store energy from a significant wind-power base was mind-boggling. We're talking re-landscaping a large percentage of Britain.
I actually think it included extra gas-stations for this purpose. What they omitted was upgrades to the grid because some leccy will have to travel a lot further from remote windy spots to urban areas.
Re: Expressed graphically...
Most of those are pretty accurate but I still think Temple edges Raiders.
Star Trek 3 though ? Only just below 2 ? Pfft - 2 is fantastic (and I don't like Star Trek for the most part.) 3 is err... pants.
Re: Re: Re: spot price falling
When the wind blows hard the spot price will fall. It could even go negative according to the above report as wind farms compete to slurp up the juicy ROC payments. Now if companies being willing to pay to put their electricity on the grid isn't a sign of a twisted market then I don't know what is.
Without the ROCs the situation would be exactly as I described. Leccy would sell for next to nothing when the wind is blowing and the price would rocket when it isn't.
Re: Re: Lead the priests not into temptation
"I'm not sure what the Atheist argument against CP is."
Leaving aside the idea that there could be an 'atheist argument' for anything (what could that even mean) I'd still give you the obvious answer:
"Because the making of it is incredibly damaging to the children involved."
Not to mention the possibility of normalising the act so that viewers may be more inclined to enact for real (although I'm not aware that it's been proved.)
Didn't need to drop a deity in there? Nope.
Re: spot price falling
Not economies of scale at all. It's called demand and supply. It's quite obvious if you don't chop my sentence in two at that point.
As to your second point, what you really mean is that you can't work out the true costs for wind power unless you factor in storage costs too.
Re: Is this the Daily Mail?
The more wind power is deployed the more the spot price will fall when the wind is blowing and rise when it isn't. It will bugger up its own economics.
Re: Murder is a big assumption
Or a bizzare consensual sex-ritual.
Buh - very funny.
Even though I agree that Hendry is talking arse-mud it's a daft title for the article.
So when it's cracked and pirated games are available they will be much faster?
Traffic increased 1,000,000 per cent on the network then ? :)
Is it cos...?
Apple's lawsuits were filed against the Tab range? :)
Memory cards put me off.
Until or unless decent clone cards come out the price of cards is more off-putting than the one-off price of the console to me. I can wait.
3DS will do reasonably well now since it plays DS games. Upgrading to 3DS from my very aging DS was a no-brainer for me at a shade over £100. I still mostly use it for DS games but that will change over time. There's a few decent games for download for them now at much more reasonable prices than the retail releases.
+1 for Roger Moore
His films didn't take themselves too seriously and, unlike all the others, he could deliver a one-liner without making you want to punch him in the face.
Serious action films my arse.
Re: Dyson sphere
Surely if it was a Dyson sphere we wouldn't be able to see the star. Maybe it takes the self-replicating nano-brickies a while to finish the job though.
Re: Hmm- the sign says-
Ringworld was my first thought too :)
And why shouldn't we get help from the French? I'm as happy to gently mock our oniony neighbours as anyone else but in truth they have some great atom-boffins as well as a bumper crop of number-mekons and there's absolutely nothing wrong with good old collaberation on a worthwhile project.
It was pretty obvious this would happen.
It's a boring job. 90% of straight men are going to be a little bit tempted, just occasionally, to select one of the more attractive females. It's human nature. If they want truly random selection then roll a dice or something.
Obviously I'm in the minority of men who can control their hormones. Everyone else is a perv but I'm caring and sensitive.
Just whipping up a scare.
I'm no Google fanboi but I don't believe for a minute that Google is going to drop all its Android partners and keep Android for Googorola devices. Google makes profit from having Android everywhere and leveraging the data it creates for its ad empire. Besides which it is currently open-ish source so if they tried this the other vendor's could simply fork it and write their own market app. Samsung dominates the Android handset market in terms of brand power and profit. Customers will go with Samsung not Motorola.
"Is there any evidence that Canadian Cops are having trouble busting pedo-rings?"
My keyboard !!!
Re: Re: Lenovo
Same machine here :) In fact it's been my 'main' machine for 6 months now (long story.)
I'd be interested to hear how you got Linux onto it as I had no success when I got mine.
As for HD playback it's probably a driver issue as once my machine has spent its usual amount of time thrashing away at the HDD (see my above whinges) it's actually fine for HD video playback on Win7 Ultimate.
Use the amnesia ray.
Re: Re: 2 minutes
It's always been bad. I presume it's a combination of HHD spec, APU/mobo spec and Windows bloat. I'm sure it would be better with Linux on it but since distros didn't support the Llano platform for a while after I bought it I never tried.
As I said, it's not a bad machine but don't judge the boot/wakeup times unless you've tried it. I'm sure the one reviewed won't be AS bad since it's probably got a better HDD as well as a faster APU but to compare it with an ultrabook is still silly.
It's not a true netbook.
My old Acer Aspire One was a proper netbook. 200 quid, Linpus Linux. Once I replaced that with Peppermint OS/Ice Linux it was the most convenient machine for plain old web-browsing I ever owned. Chromium was very fast on it. It booted and unslept far faster than any Windows machine. And I didn't worry too much about damaging it as it was so cheap in the first place.
Being Acer though it took care of dying all by itself after a couple of years and is now a paperweight.
I have a similar...
...Lenovo S205. Based on the old E350 chip.
It's not a bad machine. Only cost me £300 several months ago (plus £40 to upgrade to 8gig of fast RAM). It can even play CS:S in a pinch.
The downside is though that unlike an Ultrabook it has a very traditional HDD. That means booting and recovery from sleep are PAINFULLY slow. This in turn affects how I use the device. I tend to leave it plugged in most of the time because I know that if I pick it up and I've let the battery run out I'll have to switch it back on and then hope I need to wash the pots or have a shit so that I'm not just wasting minutes of my life.
So in some ways it does compare with an ultrabook, being a less pretty and chunkier version of the same. In other ways though it does not compare at all.
Horses for courses.
Conf calls in the bath
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