354 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: Unbundling required in the US
I have stand alone internet from comcast, and honestly its not that good, and I keep getting comcast calling, and harassing me at least once a week(even though I told them not to call back) to up my subscription cause for $15 more(for 6 months then $50 more for a year and a half after due to contracts) I could get cable TV I'd never watch, and 10Mbps faster download...
If more places do this like HBO I see comcast enabling the currently disabled data cap(and lowering it), and feeing people up the ass for not taking cable through them.
"Users can also records five-second GIFs, dubbed Qik Flik, to use if they are offline as an answering service of sorts. But you can only use these on Android and iOS – apparently it's going to take a couple of months to get this sorted on Windows Phone."
I find that funny that they can make it easier for their competitions platforms then their own. That should maybe throw some red flags up at MS about their own mobile OS.
IMO it also doesn't help that to get a job in a science field in the US you are expected to be an unpaid slave for a few years as a research assistant to get some of the typical 5 years of experience any place in the US wants from recent grads for that mediocre pay(that is unless you know someone then that is ignored).
God this episode was crap
As someone who loves all forms of scifi, and am very used to suspending disbelief to enjoy a story, but this had so many issues on the fundamental level it wasn't funny it was down to the turn off your brain completely, and look at some crappy action level that even most B rated SciFi movies don't get down to.
1st issue as other pointed out they are on a shuttle in space, and have gravity prior to getting near the moon...
The shuttle has nukes... The question is WHY? seriously they were complaining about how the egg hatching would destroy the moon, send fragments of the crust flying at the earth devastating it, and the mass loss would affect the earth, but they came to the moon with nukes to blow it up... seriously?
They complained how the extra mass was causing issues... but like others said making kentucky fried dragon would magically change its mass? Also how was that slight increase in mass adding full earth gravity to the moon?
One other thing on the nukes how did they magically know they had enough nukes to even hurt it? Lets face it the creature was some space bearing animal... Wouldn't its skin be pretty damn thick to survive solar radiation? Hell the nukes might have been more akin to feeding it then anything, but nope 3 last astronauts (even though they stopped training astronauts many years prior) were sent with nukes that could just been launched from earth without the shuttle, and hoping the people carrying them survive bit...
Then there was the issue I had with the annoying school girl... Why in the world did she have a spray bottle of disinfectant? Was that actually ever explained? do school kids in England all carry bottles of spray disinfectant around with them?
Hell even the spray bottle not working later on theoretically as the best I can figure out when Clara needed it while on the moon surface it should still work as a ball valve pulls the water liquid up... just the contents should have boiled out due to how liquids act in a vacuum, but this should have happened by the time it was 1st pulled out though as it was already exposed to space. But instead the Dr says no air...
Throw in some crap about abortion....
Finally back to the moon hatching... Why did the shell vaporize? Last I looked when things hatch the shells don't magically disappear. Also what was that crap about things don't destroy the nest? There are plenty of creatures that destroy what they are laid on/by hell a good number of things that hatch FEED on what they are laid near. Just look at insects.
How does something newly born reproduce asexually, and lay an egg bigger then it
Then there was the generally poor script on top of all of it... I've seen better scripts on B-rated horror movies.
1 of those thing sure, maybe 2, you could suspend belief enough, but the script writer couldn't even be arsed to look up how much the friggin moon's massis, and multiply it by 6 to even get a believable number.
I think I'll give this 3-4 more episodes then if it don't pick up just quit watching it as the script writing is abysmal.
Sory if I just went on, and on to a rant, but seriously this episode just was idiotic.
Re: Time for guests to sue
IMO they should have been forced to refund all their past guests the fees for internet usage they paid from when they started this scam on top of the 600k fine.
This fine is more a slap on the wrist like BAD were only gonna take .1% of what you made off this while the common people get cheated.
Its Boeing they probably have a pile of politicians paid off that will cut NASA funding unless NASA passes over Space X's bid for some idiotic reason.
Ditto. Went in so many times looking for something simple like a simple SPST switch, a common resistor, or a capacitor just to walk out empty handed as they reduced all their electronic parts to 1 drawer system that is mostly empty, or had 1 of anything in it.
Then IF you find any parts you have to get bothered why they try and sell you a cell phone during check out...
I found ebay very nice for parts, and usually 1000% cheaper for almost anything. I remember when I needed a single white LED Radio shack wanted $5... I got 100 from china for $10 WITH 100 resistors shipped...
Needed a soldering iron as my old one(which was a radio shack brand) crapped out after 13 years of service they had one damaged one on the shelf that looked like someone stepped on it...
It also drove me nuts how they would tape up parts people opened or returned.
Wish I could say its sad to see them go, but they pretty much been trying their best to go under
I actually have a similar experience I bought 2 B's a few months ago(seriously would have held off if I knew the B+ would have came out 2 weeks later...), and the one keeps corrupting the OS install every few boots which I find is quite aggravating(I use it in a 1/9th scale arcade machine).
I know its not the SD card as I ordered 3 of them at the same time, and my model A has had no issues with the same card(or others in the past), the other B I really am not sure on as I set it up to function as a NAS that I've yet to leave online for any time.
And once I reinstall the OS its all good to go. I've had SD cards corrupt, and go bad so I know how to tell a bad card as they would not work like normal which the card that keeps getting corrupt allows.
Re: good job they are doing this in Canada
Nah some local police would have thought it was a bomb, and called in the bomb squad to blow it up in a controlled manner. In my city a few months back a homeless guy forgot his bag, and they cordoned off the neighborhood for 4 hours before the bomb squad saved us from a homeless guys clothes...
hell look what they did to Aqua Teen Hunger Force art back in 2007 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Boston_bomb_scare
That or it would be thrown in a scrap yard by some junkers who will pick up ANYTHING that looks like it made of metal.
My Samsung Tab 2, and Galaxy Tab 3 act as remotes for our Samsung TV's ;)
Re: Doesn't that CO2 stuff give ya cancer?
Reminds me when Penn and Teller got a pile of people at an Earth day fest to sign a ban for Dihydrogen Monoxide
Question is if he fabricated this why would they care what he does or where he is?
The US says one thing, but all their actions scream the opposite (like always)
Here is a question
Where I live the street lights a good amount of times are burnt out so say there is a red light, but then the green is burnt out does the car just sit there?
Also the times there are power failures that take street lights out how would it react? Will it just be like hey there's no stop light, and no stop sign so I can cruise clean through ignoring traffic?
Or something that would terrify me is it going to use directions provided by google? http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/10-dumbest-google-map-fails.html That site is a case in point. So what about when a blind person asks to be driven somewhere, and the thing instead drives off a bridge, or strands them in the middle of nowhere.
Would be a bitchin controller to play lunar lander with
Its brilliant the marketing Microsoft done here.
Name the personal assistant after an AI character in a game that appeals to a lot of kids in the 8-14 age bracket, then say they can't use it just making them want it more.
Couple that with parent who don't give a crap about what their kids do, and will buy them anything to shut them up. I predict win 8 phones will start flying off the shelves due to this.
So whats the point?
Knowing AT&T they will charge $2000 a month for 50 gig data cap, and then $20 per 10 gigs after. I base this on my old shit DSL I had from them which they were socking me $90 for 1 Mbps(it started at $25 a month for 1.5Mbps unlimited).
Its a Dragon Ball Z scouter
Wonder if it will give energy levels :D
Re: .... their service is no way worth $25 a month
bleh I meant $25 per year at the end of that comment I missed that when I re-read my post prior to it being un-editable I mixed it up when I said I could host my site for $2 per month, or $24 a year in retrospect. In my defense I had it right the 1st time I said their price though ;)
Was a great service (up till about a year ago) have been missing it for awhile as I used it to redirect my domain to my web server which runs on dynamic IP.
Been thinking of looking for another service since. If I wanted to pay $25 a year I could just pay a cheap web host $2 a month to serve the page and just take my personal web server offline... $5 a year I would have considered, but their service is no way worth $25 a month
Just maybe its down 11% cause 11% of the people's taste evolved to where they don't see the point to downloading the crap music that is put out today.
Honestly its been ages since I bothered with downloading any music, and even then I never touched a torrent as the same reason why I didn't touch CD's why should I get 1 tracks of complete and utter crap for the one song I wanted. Was always so much easier to type in the song title .mp3 and get the one song ;)
To me Wow is dead, and died the day Mists of Pandaria came out.(well actually prior to that, but I decided to look at the festering corpse for 2 months longer)
They dumbed character builds down even farther then they did prior in Wrath(or was it the exp prior I forgot). In Wrath they removed the option to put say 5 points in one tree, 10 points in another, and whatever in the last where you could be a pure hybrid which worked well for certain classes to where you had to pump one tree to max then you could put a few points in another to as they put it at the time give players more options, which was by limiting their choices(yea the logic makes no sense).
From that dumbed down edition they went to what I deemed the mentally handicap choices where you got to choose one skill out of 3 every 15 levels... and those skills only one was of any use, and the other 2 were essentially complete crap to as they put it give players even more flexibility... Yea more flexibility by completely forcing the builds so players are carbon copies of each other.
Then they claimed prior to pandaria they were removing the rep grind, just to make the rep grind even more tedious, and time consuming then before. So yes I will really believe blizzard when they say that the instant level 90 for $60 is not a sign that they are not going pay 2 win(was stated in another story I read last week)
The game got so fun that the guild I was in which had over 50 members, after one month of Pandaria we were down to only 15 logging in as the others quit, and I dunno after that cause me, and my buddy who was a guild officer canceled out subscriptions and never went back.
Instead we went to Guild Wars 2 which I find not as good as wow was back in the day, but way better then it currently is, and best of all has no monthly fees.
Diablo 3... Another huge disappointment, and a blatant cash in. IMO the game was designed around the Real Money Auction House as the gear that dropped was never good enough for the area you were in. I got halfway through Inferno before quitting, and never going back. Got sick of farming the same boss for days at a time to hopefully get an item that was useable at my level, or gain enough gold to buy one of the AH... Will say my friend lucked out as he sold one of the items he picked up on our farming sessions for $120 on the RMAH which he jokingly threw up there(and almost crapped his pants when it sold).
Even StarCraft 2 game was worth no where near what they charged, I found WoL so poorly done I didn't bother with the zerg one.
I used to be an insane Blizzard fan, and honestly loved every single game they had, and sank a good portion of my life into playing them non stop, but the past few years they just lost their touch. Maybe its Activisions presence that destroyed them as that was around the time they seemed to drop in quality.
I wish the Googleian overlords would hit up my city I'm paying $70 a month for 3Mbs...
Hell their FREE speeds is faster then I get at $70 a month from comcast... And yes I know Google is evil, but are they more evil then comcast, or AT&T(where I was paying a year and a half ago $80 a month for heavily capped 1Mbs...)?
I got some questions
Whats a flappy bird, and why in the fuck is it newsworthy?
Re: You know how far the US has fallen...
Where I am (one of the big cities in the US) I have the choice of Comcast (which I have) where I pay $70 a month for 20Mbs, or ATT where I was paying $65 a month for heavily metered 1.2Mbs... yup great choices...
Comcast while fast I find WAY less reliable, and any calls to their technical support are about as helpful as talking to my brick wall as their workers are about as intelligent as a dung beetle(I do feel sorry for insulting the dung beetles), or one of our insanely corrupt politicians.
For the past 3 months I've been having connection issues, but hey since I'm stuck in a contract they can treat me like crap as I have to pay.
There were a few other companies which were great to deal with, but they all went under or were bought out by the 2, and closed up.
Yea like that other killer Android console Ouya has even remotely dented the 3main ones.
Only thing it put a dent in was Nintendo's VC sales on their console.
I dunno it feels like the articles on the reg have been slipping as of late as some of them sound more far fetched then the stuff in the Onion.
Re: Re: Partial Repayment. cvomment made at 10:33 GMT
Did you look even at what Nintendo was sued for?
they were sued for EVERY SINGLE WAY TO CONTROL THE Wii
Wii motes, and all. Looking at this companies patents the products they were suing Nintendo for stealing look nothing like what Nintendo even made. Hell how does that contraption that looks like it has a gamecube controller glued to it look like the Wii fit board even? Or what is that seat thing that semi looks like some car seat supposed to be that Nintendo made?
They also made a sub company that had absolutely 0 things made which the patents were transferred to just to sue Nintendo.
Re: Developers take note!
yes they do
and scary thing is people do it
one freemium game I'm quitting to win events you need to buy items at $1 a pop (or take a year + to accumulate free ones)
I've seen events where after I did the math in ONE DAY people blew over 2-3 thousand of the $1 items...
playing free I've only come in 5,000th place or so
to buy units for the game they were offering guaranteed high level units for $50 a try... on my in game "friends" list (aka use each other list) 5 people on it bought 4 of them...
Other freemium game I played had a big event like that where people poured hundred of dollars in, and the day the event ended they announced they were discontinuing the game...
Re: One of my favorites...
Used to use that one on WOW when in the Battlegrounds to clear the scrubs
Its scary how many people fell for it day in and day out
Re: Pictures please
log on as a co-worker 95% of the times people I've worked with passwords were 12345, or 54321
I've done it on multiple occasions at places I've been ;)
"You can see how oblivious they are to this vehicle," Trooper Clayton Howell told the Associated Press, who went out for a ride in one of the, er, stealth SUVs. "I'm right next to them, and they have no idea."
They could have painted the SUV's neon yellow, and put blinking lights on the side that said POLICE TXTR BUSTIN SQUAD and they would be oblivious as most the people who txt while driving could ram someone, and not even notice.
“The search business and even Xbox, which has been a very successful product, are detracting from that."
Last I looked the xbox has made -3 billion dollars since they entered the gaming arena that's successful?
I guess the Surface is a booming success at that point too along with the zune...
If I was a MS investor I'd want the xbox, surface, and most things culled to get them back on track.
We all know this is being funded by the NSA to spy on the moon inhabitants
I'll get my coat
Re: That's incredibly muscular specs.
You mean Microsoft, and Sony's system not Nintendo as last time I checked almost every single game worth playing on MS or sony systems are on Steam. Whereas none of the games people like playing on Nintendo made systems are anywhere else but on Nintendo systems ;)
That is why I've always owned a gaming PC, and a Nintendo system every console generation as I can get my 3rd party fix on the PC where I can't get my Mario/pikmin/zelda/metroid fix elsewhere ;)
Re: What will Microsoft do with them?
Hey they have to make some money on the pieces of crap somehow. Soon see an ebay user named Microsoftresale selling Ipad 2's
"I wanted to taste, and I wanted my kids to taste what it would be like without it, and to see if we could actually do it."
and at the ages of 2, and 5 I'm sure they will remember this in 3-4 years...
I do agree with him he isn't a Luddite he is a lunatic in his thought process. If he didn't want his 2 year old to have an iPad then I dunno... just DON'T GIVE HIM ONE not like its hard. Or did the 2 year old go out, and steal it himself?
Wow I swore I had that same exact font they used like 20 years ago. So they used a font then changed the size of the last O... And that took a weekend?
I swear this world is doomed with the piddly shit that millions of dollars are wasted on.
Also I'm so mad at yahoo my mother uses them for e-mail, and I keep getting called every friggin day now that they changed that piece of shit cause the damn thing doesn't work right as half the time the buttons don't even load right. I think I might just move her to gmail(yes I know but they don't screw things up as bad)... Looking at what Marisa has done to Yahoo I think I now know why she never got promoted past a certain point at Google.
Funny enough it had perfect timing for me
I was watching a video where a guy was talking about Nintendo and showing his TV while using a Wii U, and he said Now before Nintendo gets my video pulled I have to give out a dis... video died
I was like wow that's odd hit refresh got server not found, and was like damn that was some DMCA take down.
Re: It's a great idea, and it could work
Or needing it for offline viewing like where I watch majority of shows at work on my tablet there is no wireless signal available.Plus the encoding has to be done a certain way or it stutters so DRM would not be an option in the show either.
Agree Wii U has no competition
The PS4, and Xbox one are inferior versions of my 2 year old gaming PC, and they lose in specs.
As the 2 are also based on x86 hardware, and directX I can only guess someone will either A make a VM that can play the games from those 2 systems on my PC, or B make a program that will load the games natively on the PC(only for the exclusives the non exclusives seem to be coming out anyways on PC). I can only assume its a hell of a lot easier making those 2 systems games run on a PC as they share the same instruction sets then say make an emulator to run a custom PPC processor game ;)
Re: Soft target?
But outside what games you own, and system serial numbers they only have personal info that you could get out of any phone book.
When I read this last week I was stumped by what they could steal.
To me it has been dead. It died soon after yahoo bought it as they did the equivalent of a full frontal lobotomy to it making all results worthless(just like them)
What is being done to Mr Snowden and to Mr Julian Assange - for making or facilitating disclosures in the public interest - is an assault against the people.
Yes, and in Julian's case its sexual assault against some Swedish people.
Can't stand how they compare the two.
I'll get my coat
Re: Another Tech Injury FAD
Got RSI from playing hours of starcraft with a very early optical logitec mouse that was oddly designed(and quite heavy compared to modern).
Sometimes I still have issues gripping the steering wheel with my right hand due to the pain. Where I used to work I've known a few other people that had the same issue.
3)Telly: Rots your brain
Looking at the current shows on it, and how stupid people are getting there might be some need to revisit that.
The capsule looks like a giant Darlek body flipped on its side.
@sisk Re: It's not illegal, but it is uncool
True they are not finding loopholes, but they are making them by adding them by tacking them onto other legislation that they claim is there to protect the citizens(the whole 10% they care about)
Re: Will the 'Xbox 180' be the greatest gaming experience ever?
Overall this pressure to push mega-releases ala Michael Bay like Transformers of the Caribbean sequels, means creativity will continue to fall off a cliff.
You get a thumbs up just for that line alone as it almost made me need a new keyboard just from imagining what it would be like.
Re: Noticeable lack of Nintendo
I find the bigger issue with nintendo is the 3rd party developers seem to try and set them up to fail.
Lets look at the Wii U a good chunk of the 3rd party games are ones that were out on the PC(at $15), 360 or PS3 for months. Then developers go OHH THE GAME DIDN'T SELL SO THERE IS NO MARKET ON IT CAUSE PPL DIDN'T BUY IT FOR $60 ON THE WII U SO WERE NOT MAKING ANYTHING MORE
Or if the game comes out on all 3 at the same time the Wii U one seems buggier, and never gets a patch. Or the patches, and DLC comes months later after the 360/ps3's did.
Then there were a few 3rd party games I wanted to buy, but after reading player reviews which listed bugs they were encountering(some game breaking) with them, or how the games didn't even seem finished I wouldn't pay $10 for the half assed game let alone $60.
It almost makes me wonder if sony, and MS paid 3rd party companies to screw over Nintendo on 3rd party support by only releasing pure crap on it
Re: Anyone actually surprised?
Didn't stop windows 8 from shipping
As it is right now you have 2 options, and both are steaming piles of shit. Its just do you hate the smell of the least elephant shit, or donkey shit.
The independents I sometimes think are paid to run, and be complete lunatics by the 2 parties so they can make the facade that you have a choice when you really don't.
Re: Not just Australia
US warranties for the majority of things I have owned are 30-90 days(unless you purchase a ripoff service contract). Some companies like Nintendo give longer if you register(I think its 6 months).
Its always amazing how many times something will break down like 2 days after the warranty is up.
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