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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

C Yates

Re: I'm STILL playing this!!

Were I to have the ability to grant 100 upvotes, this comment would benefit from it...

It seems a shame that games seem to be more about screwing people out of extra cash with microtransactions and other sharp practices than actually being fun now...

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C Yates

I'm STILL playing this!!

I've been playing this off and on since I discovered the emulator - it is still such an awesome game, despite the graphics!

I discovered a bit back that all the monster stats and attributes were stored in a plain text file - so I tweaked things so that if I trained an imp upto level 10 he would morph into a level 10 Avatar... Much fun has ensued since :D

It *needs* a decent remake - not the recent piece of money-grabbing crap that EA came out with and should be dragged out into the street and shot for.

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GitHub probes worker's claims of hostile, sexist office culture

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Happy

Re: Women in position of authority ..

Seconded!

This is gold, thanks so much for brightening up my day =)

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Xbox 180: Microsoft scraps mandatory Kinect policy

C Yates

"You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings,"

It's amazing how I STILL don't trust them.

I was paranoid before, but now the NSA thing has hit I'd consider burying it in concrete *just in case*.

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Look out, fanbois! EVIL charger will inject FILTH into your iPHONE

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Angel

NOW we know why they keep changing the bl**dy charger!

It wasn't to make money, it was for our protection!

Come back Tim Cook, all is forgiven!

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Anonymity ZUCKS: Facebook's Instagram to switch on face tagging

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Happy

Re: There are 4 or 5 persons in the World....

I dunno why, but the first two names that occurred to me were Jeffrey Archer and the Gocompare bloke...

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Dinosaur embryos FOUND: Resurrection 'out of the question'* - boffin

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Happy

Re: Dinosaur resurrection out of the question!

At least it's a break from horse :)

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Pint

Re: Defuse The Situation

"Raptors can open doors, but they are slowed by them. Using the floor plan on the next page, plot a route through the building, assuming raptors take 5 minutes to open the first door and half the time for each subsequent door. Remember, raptors run at 10 m/s and they do not know fear."

This *forced* me to look up xkcd raptor cartoons ;)

http://xkcd.com/292/

http://xkcd.com/87/

http://xkcd.com/758/

http://xkcd.com/135/

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RIAA: Google failing on anti-piracy push

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Re: "Legitimate download sites like amazon.com"

@Larry F54

Excellent link, thanks for posting! :)

Kinda reminds me of the cynical-c "pirate-a-dvd-to-avoid-annoying-anti-piracy-warnings" diagram...

http://www.cynical-c.com/images/GxzeV.jpg

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British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

C Yates
Meh

Nah!

It's just that 2013 is the year of the twat :)

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Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

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Re: Dilbert predicted this'd happen in 2003

lol! Good find :)

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St Zuck gives half a BEELLION DOLLARS in Facebook stock to charity

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Re: Those share certificates...

I would rather use the puppy though ;)

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Meh

Timed to balance Instagram debacle?

One has to wonder...

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Instagram back-pedals in face of user outrage

C Yates
Pint

Re: Good old in-your-face book

"fundamentally what made it great has gone and can't be easily regained"

Jolly good! I just wish that in Facebook's case, it would happen a little faster (and bloodier).

I could hope that this would serve as a lesson to other big companies, but in the real world...

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Copyright trolls, biz scum, freetards - it's NOT black and white

C Yates
Pint

Re: Where to even begin...

I agree, great post!

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Look out, world! Are you ready for John McAfee: THE MOVIE?

C Yates
Pint

Anyone who can sell a journalist a carved wooden dolphin...

... whilst blacked up, sporting a slight limp and HALF A TAMPON up his nose is pretty bloody interesting to me!

I laughed so hard I had to wipe away the tears ;)

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C Yates
Happy

Re: "Running in the Background"

The rootkit of all evil? :)

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Earthworm Jim

C Yates
Meh

If you're asking the Gamesmaster...

...you might be waiting a while for his reply...

...sadly

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VPN ban makes for nervy times behind Great Firewall

C Yates
Headmaster

Re: ?????????????????????????????????????????????????

See icon :)

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Apple sticks finger in dyke, cuts off Dutch flood of Galaxy S, SII, Ace

C Yates
Pint

Re: ...not again.

@JDX

Certainly Google seem to be the lesser of the evils at present.

I for one won't be buying any Apple Rimjobs anytime soon :)

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Apple cultists slaver as Mothership landing now foretold in 2016

C Yates
Coat

Re: It doesn't look like the most efficient use of space.

The trees are generating the atmosphere for the iCloud...

Sorry..

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game review

C Yates
Pint

Re: Really?

@JeevesMkII

Spot on! I think they only have the single player campaign just so they can say they have one.

The multiplayer is what it is meant for, and it is the multiplayer I know and love... even though I die a lot... to twelve year olds... *sob* :(

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Blizzard blasts 'frivolous' security lawsuit

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Pint

I was with Blizz too until...

"He also wants the Court to force Blizzard to drop Battle.net as a requirement to run the games."

He may be a moron, but this I happen to agree with.

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Google trains Army's information Top Guns in data skills

C Yates
Pint

Re: Google taking over the military...

@amanfromMars 1

My head hurts! @_@

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C Yates
Black Helicopters

Google taking over the military...

If they could be turned, they would be a powerful ally... :)

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Man charged over alleged April Jones Facebook trolling

C Yates
Meh

No different from a Frankie Boyle joke

Tasteless absolutely, but would Frankie be charged for it?

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WoW cities wiped out by 'exploit'

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Only one player remains...

... he says "DING" :)

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40 Foxconn staff hospitalised after CAMPUS RIOT

C Yates
Meh

Re: Apple Slave Owners United

While I agree with the sentiment; it's not the "twats" fault for wanting their shiney new iPhone, it's Foxxcons fault for having such crappy working conditions (in China!? surely not...) and Apple's fault for continuing to employ Foxxcon when they KNOW this is still going on.

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Mighty ROBOT achieves total SUPREMACY over feeble humans

C Yates
Happy

I for one...

welcome our new robot overlords... and their pleasing array of wrist actions =D

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Can't watch Flash vids in Firefox? It's not just you

C Yates
Black Helicopters

Indeed

I can still remember realplayer being first released, then gradually turning into a bloated piece of crap...

Then again, I can still remember Flash being released... oh and Firefox... :)

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Microsoft next-gen Xbox details leak

C Yates

Re: Will it be backward compatible?

@jason 7: good point! but being able to do this does mean I'll be able to get rid of at least some of the old crap

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C Yates
Meh

Will it be backward compatible?

I hope to god that old 360 games work on this...

That being said, I don't think god will be listening very much :P

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Seeing ads on Wikipedia? Then you're infected

C Yates
Trollface

Re: Obviously!

Do not feed the trolls!

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Microsoft makes good with a 23-fix Patch Tuesday

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Happy

I wonder what they would name a true IE6 fix...

uninstall.exe? :)

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Yahoo! chief! says! sorry! for! CV! snafu!

C Yates
Happy

Indeed...

It's the first time I've ever heard of anything like this occuring. :)

C Yates

BSc, MIT, BTEC, CCNA, DVLA, TLA and lord of the known universe

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Google KNEW Street View cars were slurping Wi-Fi

C Yates
Happy

Re: This

Good on you!

There's always Apple! They never impinge on anyone's priv... oh wait!

Still, there is Microsoft, THEY never imp.... oh wait!

Look on the bright side, at least when Google do it, it's mostly for free =)

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Apple finally deploys Mac Flashback Trojan terminator

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Re: Better late than never ?

Well said; one of the reasons (naive as they are) for getting a bloody Mac in the first place!

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Re: Sir

I agree with you Mr Spoon, alas when it came to voting not even Jar Jar Binks, the introduction of midichlorians (thereby dispelling the magic) or annoying Anakin shouting "yippieeeee" could tip the scales against the utter piece of shite that was Highlander 2.

At least Star Wars had a semi-decent plot which the original trilogy could follow on from... But it might come a close second :P

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James Cameron back from dive to world's deepest point

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Happy

Pretty good for an ex-lorry driver!

This guy has done slightly-well for himself :)

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Judge nixes Apple's bid to patent-bash bankrupt Kodak

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Re: Preview pics on an LCD screen has a patent?

"I thought there was a "non-obvious" requirement?"

Presumably Apple couldn't patent being a bunch of w*nkers then...

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Microsoft holds peace talks after Hyper-V booted from OpenStack

C Yates
Trollface

Maybe they'e copying Apple?

Imagine how good all this would look on Apple's new Mountain Yak OS (TM) :D

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

C Yates

While I don't disagree

Wouldn't giving it back to her lessen the impact of his message?

Couldn't she see it as "daddy having his joke" and not learn anything from it?

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C Yates
Pint

Amen

Plus pretty much the only time she will learn these lessons are when something like this happens.

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C Yates
Black Helicopters

You only saw him shoot the laptop...

It had its lid down, it was carefully placed on the grass.

If it had been me, I would have stripped the major components prior to the shooting - who's to say he didn't? He certainly had the knowhow, enough time and he did plan it all out...

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Why your tech CV sucks

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Happy

@ Lee

I couldn't agree with you more (though you could have just written that into one paragraph *snigger* =P)

I myself have 3 CV's; each customised for the different fields I'm applying for.

All irrelevant crap, GCSE grades have gone byebye because they're now irrelevant and I actually need the space! I agree with a lot of the folks here, page one is the "impact" page, the one I try to make count.

To the OP of this mini-thread: you just carry on with your 9 page effort, you're making it much easier for me even though you're doubtlessly better equipped for the job =P"

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One in 10 Brits leaves web passwords in their will

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Happy

Normal for Norfolk :)

This kinda reminds me of the Norfolk woman who had "Do not resucsitate" tattooed to her chest and "PTO" on her back :)

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-14802369)

Password tattoos anyone? :D

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Cops raid man whose Wi-Fi was used to download child porn

C Yates
Black Helicopters

Couldn't agree more!

You're far better people than me in allowing people free access. I think my wireless network is the only one bothering to use any encryption in my street.

I've even warned some of the neighbours about this sorta thing only to have them shrug!

I suppose the silver lining is in that anyone wanting to get upto something will leave my connection alone as it's easier to access SKY181 or [insert_easily_researchable_router_model_with_default_admin_passwords] down the road... *shrug* =)

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Cure for BALDNESS causes IMPOTENCE, says new study

C Yates
Happy

I may be bald...

But I'm furtile =D

*suggestive wiggle*

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Facebook reviews smut policy after slave site uprising

C Yates
Troll

You fool!

Unless we read about it we can't disapprove! :)

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C Yates
Happy

Beat me to it!!

Not literally :D

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