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* Posts by DeVino

17 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008

As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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WTF?

Misleading headline. Surely not...

Practicing for 1st April and don't call me Shirley

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Valve aiming to take the joy(sticks) out of gaming with Steam Controller

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Re: Bad. Very bad.

What might be would be cute for PC FPS are support for two mice.

One for moving&selecting and one for looking&shooting.

No extra hardware needed and doable as a patch to existing games.

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South Korea on top of the IT world

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Facepalm

Re: Graph does not make sense

Me think it is the previous position like the text and the arrow state. :-)

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Battlefield Earth ruled worst film EVER

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Holmes

Re: I take it the polls closed

Au contraire ! Hollywood shows unusual cunning...

Release of Battleship was delayed until after the El Reg poll closed.

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Happy

Count me in with the tasteless crowd (somewhat)

Once you get over the fact that Hollywood cannot reliably make good SF it ain't bad.

Avatar... Great fun

WotW... Once you get past over the smaltz it's not a bad adaption

And most shocking I like all the Matrix movies (sorry)

But Battlefield Earth (overly long like most opera) and The Postman (a bit sentimental, sorry Brin) are best done in your own head

What is really sad is the humungous skipload of great SF which would make storming movies.

I ain't going to list it here. You know who I mean or you wouldn't be reading this topic.

The Beeb adaption of HHGTTG stands unassailed BTW

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Boffins tout solar efficiency boost

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Happy

Re: UK could work out a way to harness all that kinetic energy from falling rain

Indeed, hydro-electrics, but most of the electricity is needed in the flat, dry bits of the country

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Happy

I was reading this thread last night...

...and had to get myself a beer because it was just like being down my local !

Can I say that liked to bit in Highlander 2 when SC flogs his earring to the huffy tailors.

Doesn't save the film of course.

Have not yet seen it but I suspect that Disney just ruined John Carter.

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Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

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Happy

At last...a valid use for iPad

"Did they find the iPad?"

I suspect that the drugs bust distracted the police a little.

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Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers

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Happy

What Minecraft needs is a 3D printer driver

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Lemmings

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Happy

We played at lunchtime in ye olde british electronics co.

Some folk would actually get quit cross when the little buggers fell to their death.

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Apple expels serial hacker for publishing iPhone exploit

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Happy

No rough play !

Love the "Now play nicely kids" comment in the last sentence of the article

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Can general relativity explain the OPERA neutrino result?

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Meh

Don't confuse science with scientists

See if I can get this right :-)

The old duffers say.

1) It's bollocks

2) It's not bollocks but it's irreproducible

3) It's brilliant and I have always stated that it was

The very nature of peer review means that it's open to abuse by

folk who are emotional, envious and/or unimaginative but that does not invalidate the process.

There is a great story about the bloke who proposed Tectonic plate theory.

He was repeatedly vilified by his peers who then led a candle-lit procession

of contrition to his widow's house when the theory was proved correct.

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The Secret of Monkey Island

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Pirate

Get A-head in Navigation ! Arrrrrr!

Wonderful Game

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis WAS the 4th movie as far as I was was concerned.

It's up in the loft with Monkey Island, Doom, WingCo and Incredible Machines as the remnants of simpler days.

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Dungeon Siege III

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Happy

I remember DS1 being fun, busy but a bit linear too.

Sounds like it might be worth buying when the budget version comes out.

PS

Gamer with sense of humour and lingerie? Lucy will you marry me ? 8o)

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Woman dies of heart attack at own funeral

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Holmes

How do they know that she's dead the second time ?

Where's ma pump-gun Ma ?

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Curiosity kills 3D Cameron cams

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Happy

Geek chic

Love the Swiss Army knife next to the camera. Presumably for scale but more fun than a ruler.

But it's nice to think that it's attached there for any indigenous Martian to use to fix up a bust camera.

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Today is not Hadron Collider Day

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Alert

Children with matches

You fools. Have none of you watched Ghostbusters and learnt what

crossing particle beams can do?

Have none of you played Doom ?

We'll be knee deep in skull-spitting zombies before you can say

Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire

(Umm...That may be quite a while)

Ma ! Where's my pumpgun ?

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