I hereby declare Rule 66 of the Internet
For every situation, an XKCD.
2406 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
For every situation, an XKCD.
They're just re-launching it, but acting like it's a new product. Why? No idea.
It'll be because most people have their PS3 plugged into a TV....which can do the live broadcasts on its own...
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.
My users have done that to themselves enough times that I am now a ninja at restoring the KDE GUI.
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...
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.
So it's your petition then? :-p
Only the banning of the death penalty is "valie" - all else is vile, vindictive, savage, degenerate, eye-for-an-eye bullshit.
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
Given that this is *exactly* what they said when the Vita was announced. All the other dates were speculated by people other than Sony. Wishful thinking doesn't pull release dates forward.
We're back on SYB with this one. Participants, claim your fame:
Opera users don't need more incentive to act like smug bell-ends, surely?
Tried using it again this week after I did something stupid to my Firefox profile and couldn't be arsed rebuilding it for a few days. It's never been a shit browser, but in the end I missed the Awesome Bar and my plugins too much and rebuilt my FF profile. Muuuch better.
"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.
The person quoted in the article is not wrong. PostgreSQL is just more sophisticated.
Yet another reason to stick with Firefox...
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...
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?
Every complaint I've heard against this game is along the lines of "the console controls are crap", as is almost always the case with strategy/God games, so I'll wait for the PC version and use a mouse.
"Genitalia is offensive."
You'd better cut yours off then. Wouldn't want you having any offensive children.
...to NIntendo's bullshit? Re-releasing decade-old games and tacking on additional 3D gimmicks, remaking the same games over and over and over, not giving a shit about the quality of their online service, etc, etc?
Perhaps with their next console they'll get back to actually maki-oh, wait....Wii U.
The internal storage in the Mini Pro is a bit wee for a phone that can't install to SD.
"(XP-64 is as flakey as a certain yellow-wrappered chocolate bar)."
Can't agree. I ran XP x64 for years until Windows 7 came out on my desktop at home. I don't think it ever crashed, not once.
"trying to get Flash to work on mobile (it'lll never happen)"
Been using it on mobile for years. Where the feck have you been?
Oh, right...on iOS...
Can't see a Sega 32x in there with his Mega CD II. Also, he has the Jaguar, but not the Jaguar CD. Kinda hard to blame him for that.
...why so many downvotes? Have I desecrated a holy relic of the church?
Wasn't that the only model available in black? Slap an Android sticker over the Apple logo and no-one ever spots it's an Apple machine.
Are the FBI such a crack force that it takes ten armed agents to arrest one teenage kid?
In addition to having never paid attention to what goes on at his own newspaper, has he also never seen a Fox News broadcast?
It's not that they want people to consider this evidence over all other evidence - it's that they want people to consider it at all. The IPCC sure don't!
Remember the PS3 pre-launch "screenshots"?
At a single-showing slot in Leeds. Very good transfer.
Flash-Aid has been installing 64-bit Flash for ages. They were the 10.x betas from Adobe Labs, and they were pretty damned stable. Wonder how good this one is.
I know people were very reluctant to upgrade to Vista on the whole, but I'd be interested to see whether MS has made that deficit up by double-dipping its Vista customers for copies of the working version, Win7.
And if it turns out they actually made more money that way, who's betting 8 will be crap, and 9 will fix all its flaws?
My machine used to run XP x64, now runs Win7 x64 and Linux Mint dual boot. I can't detect any noticeable difference in speed between the two Windows versions. Linux is, naturally, faster than both of them. ;-)
How shit does your reputation have to be for the first three comments on a story like this to all be digs at your company?
Paying a nominal fee to get online with a 2nd hand copy is better than the alternative, where the code is permanently registered to you, and you then can't ever sell your game. See almost all modern PC games.
We have a number of the earlier Edge machines in the office, with the same casing and keyboard layout, and they're great. They feel solid and well built, look understated and classy in matte black (unlike their predecessors, the N300/N500 range with their tacky silver lids), and as business machines are reliable, quick little machines. The keyboards are nice too, with my only criticism being the arrow key/paging arrangement being a bit fiddly. They also run Mint perfectly out of the box. ;-)
Facebook have all the crap you post on Facebook. Google also have your e-mail, searches, browsing history if you're a Chrome user, and possibly purchase history too. And mobile phone usage, if you're an Android user.
And you trust Facebook less?
See title. Never met a happy TT customer.
Also, there's the X10 Mini Pro, which is better than you might think, and the Desire Z, which is a Desire with a keyboard nailed to it.
"Apple makes things really easy to upgrade handsets and not lose a single thing."
I suspect this is more Apple making it really easy to *restore* handsets, given the number of times ours have needed it doing after a good ol' bricking.
An excellent point.
I know the icon you mean, but most of the time it just doesn't put in an appearance. And tagging on to what I originally wrote, being able to exclude previously bought items from the search results would be nice.
1. Force developers to have game previews. There are tons of games on the PSN that you cannot see before purchase, in any form. No screens, no vids, just a (very) short bit of text, the Sony licencing blah-blah, and a buy button. Get stuffed.
2. Reduce the size of the half-screen featured game window and increase the size of the search results list. Add some more detail to it.
3. Get rid of the fecking wallet. It is so completely pointless it makes me angry. Sony are nice enough to list their games in actual money, rather than con-artist bullpoints like MS and Nintendo, but then they introduce this bloody thing. Buy anything over £5 and the store lets you add exactly the price of whatever it is you're buying anyway, so what's the point of the chuffing wallet??
4. Make it blindingly obvious which games are full games, which are demos, which are expansions, etc, without having to click in and wait for a separate page to load. In fact, group all the entries for a game or series together. I know you do it for some, so do it for all of them!
5. Make it blindingly obvious which games, expansions and sets I already own.
6. Find out where the latest expansion for Super Stardust HD has disappeared to so I can buy it.
"when it comes to digital cables, i suggest anyone to compare cheap hdmi and hdmi from audioquest for example. if you can't see the difference then you probably don't need that hd telly you're buying cable for"
A lot of audio cables are not digital. HDMI is. You don't get a different string of 1s and 0s at the TV if you buy a more expensive cable. The picture will be identical. Exactly the same. Indistinguishable.
If you believe otherwise, I suggest you do some research yourself. You probably don't need that overpriced cable you're buying for that HD telly you don't understand.
I've been saying this for years! Dixons will happily charge you £60+ for a 2m "insulated, gold plated, interference-free" HDMI cable, and their sales droids will upsell them to the best of their ability.
I remember buying my TV from Currys, and the droid there was trying to sell me all sorts of power adaptors, along with a £75 HDMI cable "for best quality". When I pointed out that those cables were pointless, and only complete mugs would buy them, he looked particularly abashed. Turned out he'd bought several himself for his own setup. Whoops!
The HDMI cables into my PS3 and Freesat box cost £1.20 each, and work perfectly. God bless eBay.
“I got ur ip !!!!!!!!!!!” the unknown poster wrote. “With cain and abel ima type it in my mIRC serceveer.”
If there's a more stereotypical script kiddie, I haven't seen one. Well done on your mad IRC skillz, sir.
Don't know how you put up with us for that long. :-)