* Posts by KeithS

12 posts • joined 11 Apr 2008

Voyager's Golden Record now free to download

KeithS
Alien

Take me to your lawyer

Looking at the list of songs, its not all classical music, so I doubt it will be all released, as some of it is 'popular' stuff.

Is this an universal attempt at takeover by copyright? If any aliens find it, Sony will be all over them!

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Game over for epic 15-year-long console ban, China says

KeithS
Megaphone

Last I heard...

I believe there is a requirement that the consoles sold in china have to be built in a specific area of china wants improving, so its allowing US/Japanese companies to spend their money developing Chinese infrastructure

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Dead device walking: Apple iPod Touch 6th generation

KeithS
Thumb Up

Still a valid product

It sounds crazy at first but it is a good idea.

We use an Iphone for a credit card scanning device called coiny... we used to use a cheap android but I got complaints it was slow authenticating the transactions...

As we cant financially justify a second iphone, this would make an ideal solution as a second or backup device.

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

KeithS
WTF?

Doesnt sound good

Great! so now when "Program X" suddenly breaks, you wont have a clue what changes occurred on your machine - what could possibly go wrong?

I do all my web-browsing on Linux now, When I build my next home pc, I will install Linux on that too... I'm sick of this Cr*p, its my PC, I decide what goes on it and when (and if) it updates.

Even Apple don't do this, My iphone keeps telling me about the new os thats available, and I can click no if I don't want it. How have we got to the point where Apple are giving people the freedom of choice, and Windows is the lock-in "Shut up and consume our apps/cloud/whatever we come up with tomorrow" vendor?

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Security world chuckles at Hacking Team’s 'virus torrent' squeals

KeithS

good idea!

1: Put blatantly suspiciously titled file on users pc

2: raid the users premises on the basis of looking for illegal files

3: Justify 2 on the basis you found the file you put there in step 1!

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Did a SUPER RARE Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype just pop up online? Possibly, maybe

KeithS

Yellowing

About the irregular yellowing, that actually made it look more plausable to me

I have loads of old super famicom games, and they do seem to yellow in odd ways, many of them have a perfect front, but the back half of the case is really yellow, with no visible gradient between the two (I often swap the yellow backs with non yellow ones of dirt cheap games), I can't believe people are leaving them face down in direct sunlight, so I can only assume there is some slight difference in the chemicals in the plastic that makes up the two halves.

The lack of a space in the logo is fishy, also, I'm surprised there is so little nintendo branding on the thing, I would have expected both logos on the device.

[Edit] Just looked at the old pic in one of the links, there's no space in the title of that one either, and no apparent nintendo logos, so its starting to look pretty legit to me.

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Sony borks fanboi funboxes with dodgy PS4 update

KeithS

Re: Seriously...

Its a good point, being on CD with no writable hdd all those PS2 games never got any patches.

I remember the pal release of harvest moon on the ps1 was unwinnable to to a bug, and they had to do a product recall...

Simpler doesnt always mean bug free... ET on the Atari was proof of that.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

KeithS

Er?

Well personally, I dont live in the USA, so if he wants me to keep buying American products he'd better make sure they conform to the laws of MY country not his - and keep my information to ME and the appropriate security services of the country where I live not anyone in America who wants a peek.

Team America - World police

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IP firm claims ownership of DVD video-menus

KeithS
Unhappy

7th guest

The 7th guest did this back in 1993, and I bet they weren't the first.

What a waste of time!

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Nintendo 3DS launch games

KeithS

One problem

In japan at the mo, and have bought a 3ds, I can see one serious problem with it's technical ability that's present in the game I have and all those shown here.

The system seems incable of lighting effects, of any kind, there's no shadows, no areas shaded in coloured light, nothing, not to mention still no shaders.

so what we have is a system capable of the graphics inferior to a 1999 pc, and no better than the PSP.

3d effect is great, but the graphics are as dated as ever.

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3D TV will won't go primetime in 2011

KeithS

Here we go again

Been hearing this for years, they say gaming will be the killer app, but only if they get the programmers to stop using 2d tricks in their rendering, Stereoscopic gaming has got a lot harder since the introduction of pixel shaders!

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Boffins chomp noggin-nobbling narcotics

KeithS

I've often wondered...

Why they force ritalin on children, but I as an adult can't buy it if I've made an informed choice and decided I want it?

doesn't make any sense to me!

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