1987 posts • joined Wednesday 10th June 2009 08:25 GMT
Missing the point
You're missing the point, dude. You know how to revoke a certificate, and so do I, but my parents do not. Neither do the rest of my family, or most of my friends.
The sad truth is, 90%+ of users have not the foggiest idea how their PC or smartphone works, and aren't about to learn. So who protects them? A lot of security software, AV, anti-malware, etc, exists to protect the clueless.
Hold the smeg on
As a Time Crisis nutjob, I feel it my duty to point out that their GunCon3 looks nothing like a GunCon3. The real one is either orange or black, and has a half-controller sticking out the side.
"Ubuntu 12.04 will be a Long-Term-Support (LTS) edition meaning it sets the look, feel and technical direction of successive versions for the next two-year period. "
Nonsense! Since the last LTS they've changed the interface entirely!
I get the idea, but why an iPad?
For a start, surely you'd want a device you can reliably use through thick gloves... Also, when I think "rigid, robust, tough screen, good enough to give to a binman", I do not think iPad.
...Linux has a major market share in servers, you berk. And yet this wave of infections and hacks you predict due to it being just as insecure as Windows...hasn't happened. Strange, that.
Text editing doesn't get much more lightweight than nano. And Xubuntu will run on aaaaaanything.
This game is my cocaine
I love Civilization with a passion. I have lost large sections of my life to it. It's the only strategy game I've ever really gotten into, and the complexity of the gameplay still astounds me. Seriously addictive, too.
I bought the Civilization Chronicles boxset in my last year of University. I immediately gave it to a friend and said "under no circumstances are you to return this to me until after my exams." I knew what would happen if I were allowed to open it. It's just that addictive, and the only reason I kinda understand WoW gamers.
@Tim - I take no side in this discussion
But quote-mining people out of context is the mark of a Creationist.
Perhaps also because it's naff?
The adverts are amusing, listening to Nintendo breathlessly play up the console's "amazing graphics", that still aren't on a par with the original PSP., and the "advanced connectivity" that basically equates to "online multiplayer." In fact, the current ads barely mention 3D at all, to be honest.
There have been a good number of DS revisions now, and I've owned several of them. In truth, I'd rather have a PSP Slim than any of them, hands down, no contest. The DS range focuses on gimmicks and "family friendly" shovelware trash, whereas the PSP has titles that look suspiciously like actual games.
What is this strange notion we have these days...
First you build a console and sell it. Then you start removing functionality, and sell it for what the original console is now reduced to.
*PS3 has lost functionality with every redesign.
*DS Lite lost the GBA port when they made the DSi.
*Wii loses GB functionality when it goes slim.
*PSP Go lost the UMD drive (and suffered for it).
Back when I was a kid, the rule was release a console, then release more add-ons that enhanced its functionality, not rip bits out.
*The Super Nintendo had an adaptor *added* for Game Boy games. It also got one for satellite service in Japan, and god only knows how many peripherals. Still got my Super Scope, region adaptor, etc.
*The Mega Drive had two major hardware upgrades, and several integrated redesigns that were more advanced than the original. The games might have been shit, but the attempt was there.
*The N64 was given a hard drive.
*The PS One supported an external monitor (though they did drop some ports due to the smaller size)
*The PS2 slim came with the network adaptor integrated, rather than being a separate add on (though again lost the expansion bay). And what about the PSX?
Surely this is the selling point of a redesign or upgrade? More kit!
Consoles are behind PCs about 10 seconds after they're released, if they make it ahead at all. Thanks to the bloody X-box most games are still stuck on DirectX 9, while we're all sat on Windows 7 waiting for DirectX 11 games.
The most overplayed map on the most overplayed game ever. I would rather stick needles into my eyes than play Dust.
The only thing I'll still play on CS:S is the GunGame/GGT mod on gg_ar_glass_fortress_2a. The main game is a so-so shooter with way too many one-shot-kill weapons and ridiculous hit detection. I've managed to headshot people while aiming at their feet...
Come on, do it! That one really is open source, and it doesn't spy on you either.
Cue Glaswegian accent
"Does this mean that the version 5 I'm running today will no longer be supported tomorrow? Oh good, more reinstalls,"
Whut youse talkin' abuut?
Or indeed Chrome
Who started this pissing contest. What are they on now - 13?
Yes, thank you, I got that
It did take a considerable amount of brainpower to spot "Kirk" in "Kirkness", but afterward I still felt like enough of a fanboy to get a dig in about B5's superiority to both of them.
If he wanted to go for a quality series he'd be making Whitestar cases and talking to Boxleitner's lawyers. I think it's more "which series has the larger, more rabid user base with a proven record of buying stuff over and over again."
You can always install more
I would be astonished if they ever had a login manager that wouldn't accept new desktop sets. I once had KDE, GNOME, Flux and XFCE on the same box, and they were all easily accessible from a drop-down on GDM.
Tried out Fluxbox and XFCE
And while they're nice and lightweight, something about XFCE rubbed me up the wrong way. Fluxbox I liked initially, with its very minimalist interface, but I soon realised that any kind of configuration at all would be opening text files and mucking about with a syntax I'd not seen before - adding items to the menu, for example.
Now, I'll freely admit this was a while back. It's probably improved a lot since then. Might try it out, actually...
KDE 4 has recovered
4.0 was a mess, but more recent releases of KDE 4.x are just fine and dandy, now that they've filled in the blanks and polished it up a bit. I much prefer KDE to GNOME, if I'm honest, and everything since 4.2 has worked fine. 4.4 and up are great, especially after they rolled kcm_touchpad into the main control panel. I'll be sticking with it for the forseeable future.
Hopefully GNOME can recover in the same way.
I found an IT angle in amongst all the mindless right-wing griping on that site.
Lots of petitions related to driving, I've noticed. Increase speed limits, remove speed limits, remove points limits on licences, make undertaking legal. Let me guess - the authors of those petitions were, respectively:
*Done for speeding
*Done for speeding
*Banned from driving for speeding
*Done for undertaking
We're back on SYB with this one. Participants, claim your fame:
I'm with you on this
"However, it's the 'Continuation Play' we're looking forward to the most, being able to play a game on one device and take it on the move with the other."
Me too! I've been wondering if they'll double-package the PS3 and PSP games together at a reduced price point to get people using it. They could patch the PS3 versions of ported games for the same effect. It's a fantastic idea IMO.
As if Google wasn't creepy enough
Yet another reason to stick with Firefox...
Believe me, I understand
This is my only real alternative to Android. I don't want to use any of the big three on my personal phone, and Maemo was excellent for my purposes. I was hyped for its successor; such a waste...
Still spies on you, still has rendering bugs
So I'll still be over here on Firefox, ta. The upside is we have to support IE less and less. Just wish people would actually read the T&Cs before they install stuff like Chrome.
While I concur that Sony are price-gouging Europe, as usual, might I remind you that the 3DS, a console that apparently cost £60 to build, came out at £220 in the UK, £10 less than a wi-fi Vita. And the Vita has a tiny bit more beef/kit, wouldn't you say?
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- British LulzSec hackers hear jail doors slam shut for years