53 posts • joined 10 Apr 2008
Ah, this has taken me back over 30 years to being hunched over the keyboard playing the rather remarkable Defender clone. Top stuff.
I've not checked App sizes in the Apple App Store myself, but I've read they're in the 200MB range for each (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
I'm wondering if there's anyone with anything positive to say about this acquisition?
It does indeed function as an exit as well. Have been into the place a couple of times. I do have to say it looks pretty fantastic when viewing from the outside when lit up in an evening.
I see what you did there...
"The polite response to the latter request was that pictures would be considered on condition the article could be viewed before publication. That's against our editorial policy, but chances are they've done that already."
Re: Nice, if you can watch it
@James 51 - No, House of Cards was accessible without paying extra on your Netflix subs.
Re: share this article
Re: tastes changed over time
I remember that exact same pinball table too. Handles like pistol grips sticking out of each side (top) of the table? Only thing I recall was that it was made by Williams.
The article is about arcade games... ie, games that could be played outside the house in video arcades, not home computer games. I think a few have missed that point (or, not to be condescending, are too young to know about arcades).
Late 70s through to late 80s... that's when it was all really happening with coin-ops.
Maybe there's a market here for just such a retro arcade place - maybe stocked with MAME cabinets (though I doubt that's entirely legal...)
Glad to see I'm not the only Xevious fan here!
A pretty good list there. Defender ranks as #1 for me personally and yes, where's Galaxian or even Scramble, though let's face it, too many to mention and to nail into a top 10 easily.
I threw far too many coins into Xevious myself.
Also worth noting, Bradford's National Media Museum has a room with some cabinets and sit-downs in for retro-gaming goodness, and still at the original 10p per game too. They have Defender too... I'll always try to find time to have a blast on that when I'm there.
Re: LG TV
How old is your TV? Mine's a recent LG and have both LoveFilm and Netflix apps on there.
Agree with the cash cow comments. I'm a very low user... I make maybe one call a month, if that, on my landline, and I called up BT to ask about their low-user scheme only to be told it's only for those on certain benefits.
Rumours of Apple looking to buy TomTom. That would pretty much give Apple the "fix" that Apple Maps needs - simply replace it with a TomTom-based app.
Personally, I find Netflix on the Apple TV works like a charm. I've yet to see Netflix/Lovefilm, et all on a Smart TV though.
A New Hope?
Thumbs-up for Steve Hillage in your music collection.
Since either the last IOS 6 upgrade or iTunes update Home Sharing has completely stuffed up foreme (and many others) on both iPad and iPhone. When selecting the Shared library via the Music app, it sticks at a grey half-moon of death when loading the library. Sometimes it *might* work but you'll only see a small amount of albums, artists, songs. Sometimes it'll work but mostly not.
Disabling Java add-on in IE doesn't actually disable it...
Tested and verified on my own PC... went to Java's test site and it still detected and found it to be working even though it was disabled in IE's add-ons.
Each to their own, of course.
Personally, I found his highlight was Sea Change, (as opposed to the hit and miss of his first two albums - and didn't latch onto anything else other than Sea Change).
Watch the attendance figures dwindle...
Warehouse Express have pre-order prices up: http://www.wexphotographic.com/search/?q=canon%20eos-m
£130 for the adapter alone...
As a happy, long-time user of a Toppy 5800 for the last 7 years, this unit may be the one that gets me to upgrade. Sure, the £300 price tag isn't cheap, but considering a Humax twin tuner HD 500GB PVR costs around £230 or so (according to a quick google), I don't think it's too much of a premium to pay.
TomTom iPhone/iPad app
If the new maps are using TT data and as they're also going to be turn-by-turn, I wonder how that'll affect the TomTom app for iDevices.
Apple Refurb Store
Pick up a refurb iPad2 16GB for £259 from the Apple Store. Bargain if an iPad 2 is what you're after.
Re: Is it just me....?
I see the bottom part of the plug has taken its cue from Bender's face.
...the Logitech Mini Boombox?
I've got the Mini Boombox and I'm constantly amazed at the sound it produces, especially at the lower end of the frequency range.
Wonder if it should somehow be included as a notification when you go to check App Store on the phone along with any installed App updates required.
Triple Play = Triple Fail
Personally, I hate this Triple Play idea. If I wanted a DVD version I'd buy the DVD version on its own. The Triple Play simply allows them to pump up the price over and above what you'd pay for a Blu-Ray version alone.
Is this the epitome of a rage quit?
We use Symantec's Enterprise Vault solution.
Allows you to "vault" emails to the EV server, so they only take up a miniscule 1KB of space in your Inbox, but can be retrieved in full (inc. attachments) on the fly when required.
It also performs de-dupe and we've found up to 70% in HDD space-savings thanks to this as well.
Uninterrupted service would be nice
I'm getting fed up of my iPhone constantly swapping between Orange and Orange-T Mobile signals depending where I am in my house/what direction the phone is pointing. Even sometimes loses all service as soon as I pick it up.
Coverage maps don't really tell that kind of story.
***3. Judicial Review of the CPS process on the grounds that DS Barry Murray managed the investigation (the same officer who refused to investigate when i handed the complaiunt to the City of London Police).***
Wasn't going to be an ubiased investigation if he'd already refused in the first instance. Think you have every right to complain there (amongst other reasons!)
Prrof of account deletion?
Still no email from play.com despite getting spam, (same as frankster).
Considering also closing my account, but wonder if I can request proof that my details are fully gone from their systems. Not so sure trying to login once account has been "deleted" and not being able to still doesn't mean they hold info on me.
SMS spam now (coincidental?)
Oh, and just got a marketing text message from Optical Express (07537 400712)
Again, someone who I've never dealt with - wonder if it's connected to this.
Also got the fake mail from GSN, and it's a site I've never been to, nor even heard of before.
No email from Play.com though as yet.
Baraka is the best movie I've seen on Blu-Ray that really does showcase the quality it can produce.
Having read other comments about this on other sites, it seems this has come from one news source only and not appeared on TV or other newspapers.
Fake incoming call...
@JaitcH - Or someone needing to get out of that awkward first date!
...there's nothing wrong with iPhoto '11 it's the way you're installing it...
Quoted for truth...
He said: "I might have been an idiot by taking the wrong road or by carrying on, but I haven't driven without due care and attention."
If he had paid attention, he wouldn't have got himself into the mess he did.
Unless I'm being blind...I don't see the Compact Disc episode in the ones they've "cherry-picked" which is a shame. I would have thought that would have ranked quite highly.
Pocket Rocket anyone?!
Not so sure...
I'm of the opinion that XP Mode is really only geared towards the more tech-savvy people around, and it's those people who would be up-to-date with knowledge regarding what CPUs support Virtualisation.
Joe Bloggs on the street won't care about XP Mode.
Also, I'm not so sure it's the same as the "Vista Capable" debacle, as I can't see MS (or Intel for that mater) making special stickers/making big bones about the fact Windows 7 supports this XP Mode.
Around $300... so, that'll be £300 then? (Call me a cynic)
Those super slimline LG external cd/dvd drives are thinner that a netbook, so not such an issue for "lugging" around I don't think.
@ Anonymous Coward
"Calder Valley" will come under "Rural" not Halifax. I suspect Pudsey is more 'rural' than Halifax anyway ;)
A good thing
It's all in the name of investigative journalism. We see numerous stories of journos testing lapses in airport/rail security (for instance planting a fake bomb - http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/jul/24/pressandpublishing.mirror )
Parents taking responsibility for what their children do? It'll never catch on you know.
Paris, because you know she's a responsible woman...
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