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* Posts by Jonathan 10

38 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

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Re: The Apple what? @Goldmember

Wow that was heated, even El Reg standards.

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Microsoft next-gen Xbox details leak

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I've just quickly read it..If it is a hoax someone has way too much time on their hands....

The Yukon Architecture Snapshot page was quite interesting, hope they keep the xbox 360 hardware backwards compatibility in. Although I did find the arm/x86 cpu a little confusing...I wonder if it suggests they hadn't [back then] decided which platform to use. I understand arm for low power stuff, such as the 'always on SoC'.

From the handout, it does seem MS is keen to go after the entire multi media market and try and do almost everything. I agree with anon though, it does sound like a blue sky document.

Will be interesting to see down the track, how close the new xbox proves this document....

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Reviews...

I don't get it, lots of critics have given this game 70-80% and complain its the 'same' as what has come before. Yet when Battlefield 3 and COD MW 3 were released and being cookie cutter clones they recieved reviews in the high 90s. Though the review score in this case is fair.

I bought it and am having a blast with the single player. Okay I agree its not GRAW (I didn't really enjoy those games tbh, found the controls a bit clunky), it doesn't try to be. It's a reboot/re imagining of the Ghost franchise. Like all the film reboots we keep getting. Whether this is a good/bad thing is up to personal preference.

I think the game fits on a scale between GRAW and the console Rainbow 6 Vegas games.

Now I have died several times during my play through, normally because my approach has been to treat it like R6 and go in guns blazing. Or I've stupidly picked the wrong weapons during the level, and ended up taking a sniper rifle into a 180 degree set piece fire fight. Twitch skills can't compensate for bad planning or choices.

My only gripe is that once the enemy has detected you in a given area thats it, you've lost the element of surprise and there is no cool down to a stood down mode. Of course this adds a little bit to the 'realism' as you have to kill them loudly and move on. This becomes annoying as you can't move/hide corpses. So take an enemy out at the wrong time in the wrong place and the plan you've been working towards for the last ten minutes has gone to pot. Annoying on levels where you can't raise an alert. On a couple occasions I've completely avoided engaging the enemy because I couldn't see a away through by killing them. I've also ended up on some levels replaying certain bits to try and get a perfect clear out. (Stupid OCD).

Ooo long post.

Sorry

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Boy wrecks £22k worth of MacBooks by weeing on them

Jonathan 10

£22 K?

Thats a lot of wee....

Was it real life recreation of Austin Powers 3 sketch?

As previously asked...just how much wee does the average 11 year old's bladder hold? Sounds like this could be a new form of reg measurement...

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Man stabbed at BlackBerry bash

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"But perhaps RIM really should turn its attentions to the juvenile consumer market, rather than focus on the business end"

Dont forget the criminals. For instance, BBM is very useful in enabling addicts having secure coms to their dealers.

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Game chain sold

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Being a pedant but GOG.com doesn't use DRM.....

I still don't think we're quite there yet for only online game purchases when it comes to console gaming. Lots of consoles gets used where there is no net connection.

Also as many people have pointed out; bandwith for playing online games isn't quite the same as bandwidth for downloads especially as a number of ISPs still have caps/monthly allowances

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WTF... should I pay to download BBC shows?

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The author never disputed that its not archived, especially the newer stuff..but rather the 'BBC' (the right bit of it) might not have the permission to allow acccess for 'free'.

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Jelly Bean confirmed as Android names get sweeter

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Re: You do realise...

Is that the one where the barman asks "why the long face?"

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Boy burned in Nintendo sensor substitution

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Re: Candle in the Wii?

Beautiful....

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Fans goad Valve for Half-Life 3 gen

Jonathan 10
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Bad joke or not, a little harsh chaps? You could just ignore the comment...?

I'm going to back away slowly now...for fear of "The Wrath".

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Skyrim update makes dragons FLY BACKWARDS

Jonathan 10

But isn't that two words?

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Four illegal ways to sort out the Euro finance crisis

Jonathan 10
Joke

I know!

Can't we just consolidate the debt into a single managable monthly paymet plan from Ocean Finance? Unless Carol Vordie was lying too me....

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English, Welsh cops get mobile fingerprint-check tech

Jonathan 10
Big Brother

Right..

Does anyone know the circumstances of when one of this devices can be used ? Ie random stop and searches?

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iCloud Communications sues Apple for 'irreparable injury' to trademark

Jonathan 10

How long before...

Apple just either pays them off or buys the company?

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BioWare blows brains with intro cinematics for Star Wars MMO

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It is set in the past

3,500 years before the films. This is why there are lots of Sith. It was Darth Bane who came along quite a bit later who introduced the rule of two.

Tech in SW doesn't seem to change much.

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Super-injunctions 'unfair' cos of Twitter gossip, says Cameron

Jonathan 10

Not quite,,,,

When he replied he didn't know about Ken Clarke, he probably was bending the truth. It was a way of dodging the question because his PR team hadn't thought of way of shutting it down before he went to PMQs. He can't pass a judgement if he isn't aware and be then scrutinized and ridiculed by the House - it was tactical.

I'm not saying its a good thing, just the motivations behind it.

This super injunctions thing is different, he wants to be seen to being supportive of the traditional media and dealing with things that society currently deems relevent a.k.a public opinion. Remembering of course that public opinion is held in trust by our heroic 'Guardians'. I.e. the media he is wants to be supporting :o).

Has nothing to do with footballers or their (mis-)deeds.

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Jonathan 10

No strictly true...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_law

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Microsoft replaces Xbox 360s after disc-format switch

Jonathan 10

Damn it,,,

Thats what I get for writing my post before my first cup of coffee.

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Jonathan 10
FAIL

Erm slightly different...

People aren't so much bothered by the hack itself, Sony is a victim. Maybe they should of taken better security of data, but at the end of the day no network is 100% secure if its attached to the Internet. What most people are annoyed with is the way Sony has handled the problem.

MS in this case is being proactive and up front. Users are being warned and being conpensated for loss if it occurs. Its hard to get annoyed with MS when they say this might break your xbox but here have another one plus a years free xbox live....

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Wills and Kate to wed live on YouTube

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Sorta true...

'That's nice, especially since everyone's paying for it.'

We're paying for the security, Kate's parents are picking up the rest. We do this whenever there are state events be it royal or not. Still I do like the fact the government used aid money to pay for the pope's visit.

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Protection of Freedoms Bill is released

Jonathan 10

Please say you're....

I praying you're being sarcastic....

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Assange relishes US banks 'squirming' over 'megaleak'

Jonathan 10

Anyone else....

Like the idea WikiLeaks and what it stands for but despises Assange?

I think he is undermining it more than anything else as its directing its focus away from being a noble cause to being a penis extention to perpetuate and prop up his insufferable ego.

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Steve Jobs takes 'medical leave of absence' from Apple

Jonathan 10
Pint

Welcome to cynicism in the 21st centaury.....

And no one does it better than commentards on El Reg.

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New Euro multicopter aims bitchslap at American X2, V-22

Jonathan 10
Stop

Title Required eh?

One flaw, anyone else think it looks ugly as hell?

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Sex, lies, and botnets: the saga of Perverted Justice

Jonathan 10

I agree but....

Did this other chappy break the law? Possible libel and/or slander case, but aren't they civil not criminal?

Still bloody harsh though, but you'd think he'd want something a bit more concrete and real before he threw his life away. Like maybe a few actual dates first?

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Devil manifests in Hungarian bathroom

Jonathan 10

Well...

That is just as scary to be fair...

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RAC prof: Road charges can end the ripoff of motorists

Jonathan 10
Stop

Slightly cynical

The problem is with this country,

If this was introduced, the government would want us to pay tolls, road fund license and fuel duty.

We probably wouldn't see a reduction in our overall 'road use' tax nor would the roads get better....

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Lightning bolt smites 60ft Jesus statue

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@Um, it's been a while but

Not quite right,

Though shall not make false Idols of me. Exodus 20:2–17

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments

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Tories declare students a burden on us all

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@D@v3

"In some cases, it gets worse than this, there are some ex-students that I know, that have tried to convince me that if they can stay in low level employment (not paid enough to be above the 'we're going to start taking your debt from you' mark) for long enough, then the Government will kindly write off their debt."

I read/was told its 25 years from graduation. Thats a long time on minimal income.

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Ofcom consultation brings out the tinfoil hatters

Jonathan 10
Joke

God no!

We're all going to die!

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HTC Legend

Jonathan 10

Looks great, shame about the battery life....

If HTC cracked that, their phones would be truely amazing. My hero with 3g data turned on will go flat with in a day with minimal use.

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LHC boffins crank beams to 3.5 TeV redline

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Title Required

And when it they finally go whole hog, someone says lets take it all the way to 11.

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One in four UK schoolkids admits hacking

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@call me scruffy

Hah, yeah it would be like calling a someone a locksmith; who's method for unlocking involved nothing more than a hammer.

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LHC smashes Tevatron record: Humanity enters the unknown

Jonathan 10
WTF?

Erm come again?

Are you saying the machine is going to destroy the world?

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Apple confirms Windows 7 support for Mac OS X boot camp

Jonathan 10
Jobs Halo

What?

Oh I thought it already did?

My 06 MacBook Pro (using SL) already runs Windows 7 in BootCamp mode fine?

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How to host your very own Windows 7 launch party

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*sigh*

Oh dear...

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iPhone 3GS turns yellower shade of white

Jonathan 10
Jobs Halo

@AC Yellow tribute

Poor QC on the Jesus phone, mocking someone who has had liver transplant? Yes i know its satire but still.

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US brain-plug interface gets live human trials

Jonathan 10
Alien

Prepare to be assimilated!

It sounds like something out of Star Trek...

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