5 posts • joined 14 Nov 2008
hot wet wind
Can't we just build the windmills over rivers and cover the turbine in solar cells, thereby giving a 3 in one wind, hydroelectric and solar generator?
hmm, there's more than meets the eye to this....
Real life vs.Virtual
Wonder if anyone's considered the fact that a teenager playing his Xbox is one less kid running around the streets shooting people in the ass with his air rifle?
There weren't any realistic and violent games around when I was a kid, and yet a lot of kids were still likely to be playing about with air rifles, slings and knives, and violent behaviour still occurred.
Of course, it must have been the 'video nasties' that we were all watching. Are they putting a tax on violent films / television programs then?
Another generation, another scapegoat....
City of Heroes does indeed have HTML in it somewhere, but I don't think it can be reasonably argued that it is 'integrated into the environment'. Many MMO's use an HTML window for in game browsing and help/bug reporting, but none of these in my experience are 'integrated into the environment' in the way the patent covers.
I would think Google Earth would have more to fear from this one, but MMO's should be safe! Too much prior art around for this one!
pretty decent throttling compared to some
I'm on Virgin Media's 20Mb service, and the throttling is actually ok. It only actually applies during peak times (i.e 4pm to 12am), and i get throttled back to 5Mb for a few hours. Outwith these hours, bandwidth is unlimited and not throttled.
I've also never been throttled unless i exceeded that 3GB limit.
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