1865 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
no sweeping lights?
so in every single image of the unit, the lights on the sides are in exactly the same position - do they not voorp voorp from side to side (or top to bottom in this case) like KITT's does? that's a bit lame and cheap. how much would it cost to put a small circuit in to pulse the leds in sequence?
So all of a sudden they wake up one mornin' and the Greeks have gone. And there outside the city walls they've left this gift; this tribute to their valiant foes: a huge wooden horse, just large enough to happily contain 500 Greeks in full battle dress and still leave adequate room for toilet facilities? Are you telling me not one Trojan goes, "Hang on a minute, that's a bit of a funny prezzy. What's wrong with a couple hundred pairs of socks and some aftershave?" No, they don't -- they just wheel it in and all decide to go for an early night! People that stupid deserve to be kerpowed, zapped and kersplatted in their beds! You know what the big joke is? From this particular phase in history we derive the phrase, "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts," when it would be much more logical to derive the phrase, "Beware of Trojans, they're complete smegheads!"
re: WHO IS USING FIREFOX, WITH --OPERA-- AROUND
Just a shame Opera can't stop you typing in caps-lock or fix your spelling mistakes, eh?
The problem with the server failure is that they postponed the 24-hour period. All other Guiness Record attempts are strictly monitored. You don't see someone going for the domino records, knocking over a couple of hundred, and then saying, it's alright, we'll just reset them and try it again, eh? Land speed records have to be two consecutive runs, there and back - you can't go one way and then say, well the cars a bit pooped, we'll let it cool down over night and try again tomorrow.
So Mozilla moving the 24-hour period like that makes a mockery of the whole event.
7,000,000 and one, so help me god
i couldn't resist the temptation to find out if it's worth it or not
and my AdBlocker plugin doesn't work so now - but interestingly, i mainly installed that to stop the poxy adverts on theregister because they would take ages to display before old firefox would render the actual news text. however, FF3 isn't doing too badly and loading all the items quickly
but what on earth is the point of the HUGE, highlighted green back button?
is Mozilla suggesting that it's users are too stupid to work out which way is back and which is forward?
it's very ugly and i'm hoping that a theme comes out soon that can make it look more like the old interface
re: Do you wanna be a record breaker?
where's Roy Castle when you need him? (oh yeah, right, i forgot)
still, it won't be the same without him playing the trumpet as the credits roll
i still think it'd be far more fun if 2 million people all downloaded Opera or Safari on the same day
because as you say, there is no official record yet - so even if just one person downloads it, they'll have got the "record"
one in the eye for the sceptics! yay! that'll teach them for dumping our tea in the harbour!!
this is more like the kind of news we expect on a friday, i was getting quite worried that so many articles on the Reg today were serious, i thought maybe it was really thursday.
now, where's our friday afternoon Playmobile Porn?
re: MGS4 is out now...
the same issue with GTA4 will apply though
i think the majority of people likely to buy a console on the strength of one title are also likely to be big enough gaming fans to have bought the PS3 already over the past year. I don't think we'll see a surge in sales just for the MGS4
why didn't they tell the rest of their users about this? how come they know exactly which users were affected and so there was no need to at least mention it to the rest of their customers so that we could keep an eye on our accounts just in case
so long and thanks for all the fish
i suspect this is only the first of many mass-suicides by dolphins
keep your towel handy - the Vogon constructor fleet is due imminently
mines the one with the electronic thumb in one pocket and the rather useful guide book in the other
IE at fault
i dunno - to me it sounds like IE is at fault really
wasn't there the big problem with Outlook automatically executing files and that's why there's so many infected spam-bots in the world?
and if the IE issue was really reported back in 2006, then you can't really say that a fix this week is a speedy responce
i'm sorry, but have you actually used an iPhone?
it took me all of 5 minutes to get used to typing on mine
(and yes, i spend all day at work typing on a "proper keyboard" a naff standard dell one)
i find now i'm far faster on the iphone than i used to be on my other phones - even than i was on my old psion organisers whose keyboards were larger and easier to use than today's slide out keyboards
value for money
it's also a massive upgrade
the extra functionality that v.2 will have over v.1 is imense - being able to handle office docs. support for 3rd party apps
i am actually surprised they're not charging the iPhone users also
re: Err... no?
and exactly how useful was Opera on the SE's? scaled nicely did it? easy to flick around the page to find the text you want? simple to fill in text on a form and submit it?
i had Opera running on my M600i and it was not "practical for plamtop use" it was small, cramped, pages were a pain to read. it was so bad it was preferable to view WAP versions of sites than to try and navigate their real site when rendered on the tiny screen
that said - surely this article is very badly timed
it should be updated now that we've seen that 3G is only a minor part of what the iPhone2 will bring to the consumer next month
actually, looking at our monitors here, none of the video leads are screwed in to the connectors at the back
i don't see why a quick enough grab of the monitor wouldn't cause both the video lead and the power cable to fall out the back so it'd be easy to lob it across the office
could easily be the same in that office
still, fake or not, it's impressive he manages to throw that many CRTs and all those cubicle dividers
re: BD vs downloads
well we'll soon be able to find out
apparently iTunes UK is now stocking movies for purchase and rental (yes yes yes i know, DRM-blah-blah-blah but so is blu-ray to an extent because it's an exclusive format etc etc)
but we'll now be able to see if the uk internet is capable of supporting streaming HD movies
re: Polished Thinkers ....... An Enduring Enigma
so now, every skype call i make will have a slight static hiss behind it, which, when decrypted, will translate into the most recent posting by amanfromMars
re: Erm? We already have video...
yes i think they're refering to the video chat being available in the middle of a game
i'm not sure video chat is important while playing a game - but being able to send a text to someone to say you're online and do they want to give you a helping hand in a team deathmatch or something, that will be cool
i'm concerned about the limited amount of gameplay
space invaders, for example, you'd have had to have drunk a damn load of beer in order to have a chance of reaching the 2nd level.
and just as you reached the critical part and needed extra precision for aiming at the mothership, you'll run out of juice... as it were
and now i think about it.... how do you fly to the left _and_ fire at the same time? some kind of stream splitting mechanism is required?
actually - this is just crying out for a Ghostbusters game, isn't it?
don't cross the streams!!!
so in theory, you could really muck up their statistics by getting 500 people to turn up at a shopping centre (what we call malls on this side of the pond) and just aimlessly wander around for 3 hours without setting foot inside a single foot
OR worse, if a company is about to launch a new product, they could hire 500 people to turn up repeatedly throughout the day and just make a bee-line to the shop that's selling the product
no problems here either
i think an earlier poster was right - i think there problem isn't nearly as bad as the media makes out (obviously it's very very annoying for those few experiencing it) but since the GTA patch, i think the number of people still suffering from the freezes must be very small.
certainly, i know several people with launch day 60gb ps3's and since applying the 1.1 patch, none of us have had any trouble at all
this would suggest to me that if anyone is still having the problem, either they haven't applied the patch, or their problem is different, and as very few others have it, possibly not the fault of the game but instead down to other environmental features.
macrumors seem to be going with the idea that it'll be a 3rd type of iphone device, more like a tablet, using the current Atom chip:
sounds like the device would be about twice the size of an iphone - if it allowed me to screen share and control my macmini that is wired up to the tv, that would be ideal for me
but then again - with the sold-out WWDC due in just a couple of weeks, i'm expecting we'll see a lot of stories all over the web trying to guess at what will be annouced
i'd doubt it
i'm not convinced there really is such a big handheld gaming market
and what market there is, it is more than amply catered for by the DS and the PSP.
added to which, the Mac has always had a bad name for gaming - even despite evidence to the contrary - and that's an image that Apple would find hard to shake. Sony and Nintendo have a proven history of gaming so buying a portable device from them is a safe bet. they can populate the platform with well known titles from their consoles. Apple haven't got a well known back catalog of Mac games that would transition to a handheld device.
(although, i'd sell my eyeteeh to be able to play the Marathon games on my iPhone on the way to work each morning)
one thing that does lend itself towards this theory though - how come there are STILL no games for the iPhone or the iPod Touch? could it be that developers have held off from releasing big screen versions of their iPod games because they know something is around the corner?
which is worse?
where's the greater danger to society?
a load druggies smoking themselves into a lethargic half-awake state, too paranoid to leave the house?
or binge-drinking teenagers, getting beer'd up in the evenings, and beating the hell out of each other in the middle of the streets, wrecking property, throwing up their kebab and chips in your front garden as they stager home and walking over parked cars?
now, which is the easiest for the government to appear to be dealing with?
re: Lies, damn lies...
> The real reason she quit is that see couldn't get anything to rhyme with the title...
thought i'd give that a try
"But it's just a Quantum of Solace;
The world is not your molasc;
but your real popular on myspace;
with those pearls on your necklace..."
okay, it's getting a bit weird now.....
can't see what the fuss is about
as you say, the adverts don't actually show any of the in-game behaviour - it's just a poxy local news trying to get themselves into the national press
and besides, there's only a _couple_ of missions where you have to track someone to the train stations and waste them on the platform
i'm not sure this is a good idea
if someone is too stupid to look up and check traffic when about to cross a road, is it not a good thing to remove them from the gene-pool?
it's for the common good of the species that the defective dna is removed by a ton of fast moving metal
and what about txt'ers - surely the same problem exists for those sending messages via mobiles?
re: I want one...
I totally agree Paul - before i even read the article to find out what they were, "mag-lev flywheel" just sounded so cool that i wanted one
desperately trying to think of how to justify one so i can carry on playing on my ps3 in during a powercut
can't really tell the difference
i've been playing the ps3 version since last saturday and it looks fine to me
to be honest, yes, i could see that perhaps it's displaying in 1080i or similar - but it still looks kickass great
as Joe K says - when you're actually playing the game, you're not going to know the difference. besides - i'd rather play it in slightly lower res on the PS3 without the game hanging and freezing as it's doing on the 360 version
ps. a Reg article that mentions Sony and Microsoft together - let the flame wars begin!!!
how would it work
the iPhone already makes a click sound when you type a key anyway
and to be honest, i find i type faster without the sound on, because when it is there, i tend to wait a fraction of a second for the click before pressing the next key. when it's silent, i just type without any pauses.
is this suggesting that the phone will rumble each time i type a key? will there be a different rumble for each key? otherwise, what is the difference between a vibration and a key click sound?
or is it... that when you're holding your finger down on the screen and dragging it across the keyboard to get to another key - will it rumble so you can count yourself moving from key to key?
i can see how that would work - and on the odd occasion when i'm txting and driving and trying not to get arrested by the cops, it would even be slightly useful - but really, how often is anyone going to need it?
what's the difference?
isn't this exactly what Sony did when they stopped the places like lik-sang from exporting games and consoles from hong kong to the uk
we, the customers, may not like it, but in a capitalist society, the corporations will get their way
xBox360+GTA bundle : 200quid
cost of p&p to send back 360 when it overheats and RRoDs: 10quid
cost of p&p to send back 360 when it overheats and RRoDs again: 10quid
cost of p&p to send back 360 when it overheats and RRoDs again: 10quid
cost of p&p to send back 360 when it overheats and RRoDs again: 10quid
financial loss when power brick overheats and burns down your house: priceless
techincally, it's Michael Cricton you should be leveling the accusations of poor paeliantology at, not Speilburg
it was, afterall, his book that the film was based on, and so his decision to use the velociraptor name for the medium sized killers
like most Chricton books I've read - quite a good idea, but it seems his research is never thorough enough or he just take great liberties figuring the average reader is never going to know the difference
it was the same with that one about the swarm of nanomachines that turned everyone into grey soup
you can please some of the people some of the time...
....but you can't please Mozilla management ever
Games Sold per Console
check out this link
and scroll down to the pie charts - these are the stats for the most recent week
the press releases from the big 3
if anyone wants to read the way in which each company has spun this data in their press releases, vgchartz.com has all three so you can make up your own mind:
and don't forget yourself that the 360 has been on sale for 18 months longer than the PS3
7 millions units is not that great a lead to have, given the headstart the 360 had.
i don't think the ps3 will have any trouble at all selling 7 million units over the next 18 months.
re: Shop floor space
it's probably the cost. Wii games are at least a tenner cheaper than PS3/360 games aren't they? I assume that the shops are taking a percentage of the cost, rather than a flat fee per game, so they're keen to push the more expensive ones perhaps
A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm
"Who remembers the movie Aliens"
this is a tech website - surely Alien and Aliens is mandatory watching for everyone in our industry, no?
i think Jango must be Mr Freaky reincarnated
re: Whats a title?????
the unlimited data access period probably is per month, yes. but seeing as you pay them 35quid each month, then you get unlimited data each month too
at least, in the 5 months i've had my iphone with o2, i've used it for tons of data access and i keep checking and every bill there's never any charge for data useage
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