1514 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
While the grind is lessened, certainly, it is still there. There's something like 80 or 90 levels to chew through and while the group quests make it easier, it does still boil down to the usual "kill & collect". That said, the tasks do feel more meaningful - gathering crops in a field, putting out fires after a town has been attacked & picking up items that you use yourself. Other nice touches like exploring for skill shrines and vistas are very welcome and unlike SW:TOR's datacrons, they are actually achievable for someone without twitch reflexes.
Re: time flies ...
Does anyone else feel absolutely fricking ancient right now? I remember going to college and my main method of listening to music was on tape! CDs I dallied with briefly but found them too much of pain lugging around everywhere. Minidisc felt like it might have been a solution and then I got my Rio MP3 player with a whopping 32Mb of storage on an MMC card....Goddamn kids and their 160Gb iPods.
Dr Who had it right.
It's going to be an Auton powered by iOS.
Also, bonus points to the first person to put an S3 in the model's hand and take a piccie.
Re: But ....
Nope, but it's got teabagging down to a fine art now, and its vocabulary now encompasses every racial, sexual and grossly offensive slur known to humankind.
On MY planet? What madness is this?!
Re: Event Horizon
Yeah, demons and possessed space ships are pretty scary but I wouldn't rate their chances against a force that gobbles up stars like mint Poppets.
One thought does spring to mind
Oyster. That would be really handy to have as an NFC system. Granted, it wouldn't be a whole lot more faster than swiping with a card but it would save a lot of resources.
Some commentard input
Well, if this thing does go ahead, as it looks like it will, what would you want your sticker to say?
"My neighbours have made a fortune on eBay. Please ensure that parcels addressed to me do not increase their wealth."
I feel she has excellent grounds for her appeal. She wasn't giving away food, she was giving away McDonalds.
Does this mean we'll have to pay for a new one? =(
Seems like a smart move
If you'll excuse the pun. Apple and Samsung, following their most recent bout, are going to be even more paranoid about their patents and anything they haven't produced themselves is a potential patent lawsuit waiting to happen. The whole smartphone market is toxic at the moment and now seems like a good time to get the hell out. Or at the very least, until a more sensible method of dealing with patents and disputes is brought in.
If only Batman had been there.
He'd have been able to stop the Penguin.
Re: Well done
Actually, yes, I think I can see an IT angle to this story.
Think about it - every day across the world, all manner of things are inserted into assholes, from conveniently shaped bodily organs, to pens, to animals. What we need to do is design a future accessory port for computers modelled on the human asshole. We'd never have compatibility issues again!
What does he have to be ashamed about?
He wasn't slapping cuffs on some pre-pubescent lad on the sauce or sitting in the office doing paperwork - he was trying to *arrest the fucking MOON*. If you're going to nick someone, think big!
Hey, you're right. I've managed to log onto All Evil's server and I'm now screwing with their admin rights. =P
We thank our employees for bringing these issues to light...
...and their next of kin have already been informed.
Isn't science fantastic?
"We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."
Well it can't exactly make it worse. >.>
I haven't received any messages about this and I've been checking my 9360 all day. >.>
I am creeped out and slightly scared now. This is not normal behaviour.
And this folks
Is why we don't bonk random strangers.
Don't be too downhearted for the 6502 will actually make a comeback in the distant future, serving as the CPU of Bending units.
(It's in the episode of Futurama where Fry is looking inside cans of Slurm with an X-Ray. He shines it on Bender's head and clear as day, there's a 6502 chip in there. I always wondered about the reference.)
Re: "Those who clicked on the message will be forced to sit through................
Yes, I do have one suggestion. Make speakers a mandatory requirement for all PCs. Then the next time someone clicks on a link for high quality adult relaxation therapy, trigger a macro that cranks the PC volume to full and then disables the mute function.
Works very well in cubical office environments.
You can't spell "internet security course" without intercourse.
That last paragraph brought to mind the most wonderful mental image of the sands of Mars being affected like tides.
I love gadget queues!
I sell them teas and coffees and then charge them 5 quid to use the portaloo when the laxatives take effect.
Re: "Not a chance, too many businesses require Windows software."
Deep in a forgotten basement at the headquarters of a major IT company, there is endless darkness, lit by the glow of a single CRT display. A...creature...sits at a desk, typing away on a rubberised keyboard, the letters of which have long been worn away. He is not lonely, for there is always work to do. A bug fix here, a new application there. He pauses and sniffs the air. Something has changed, up there in the Daylightworld. A Great Power has become weakened, a result of one style-over-substance decision too many. He cackles. The time is ripe once again.
Across the world, people have nightmares about an endless line of 3.5 inch floppy disks and thick, snake like tentacles comprised of storage tape. At Linux conferences, very, very small groups of individuals don the sacred robe and chant the name of their master, as he rises to snatch the computers of the world from the weakened grip of Redmond.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh OS/2 Warp Armonk wgah'nagl fhtagn.
They make billions in revenue each year but they can't afford a decent editor or news team for their home page?
For an amatuer effort, I thought it was very well done.
Re: Suggestions for a 3-way...
Another Swedish dish suggestion could be the Flying Jacob. I just like it because it has a cool name. =P
I'm no astrophysicist, so I don't know if this is actually feasible, but would it be possible to land a rover at one of the polar caps? That way we can easily discover whether water is still present on Mars and if there is microbial life, wouldn't there be traces in the water?
Re: Lifecycle cost?
My main thought is that aircraft guzzle a hell of a lot of fuel and there's a lot of them. How exactly do you generate that much biofuel to keep the world's aircraft supplied every day? I'm not saying that standard fuel is the best solution but the sheer logisitics and quantities involved with biofuel makes me skeptical.
I don't know if the Lumias are going to be enough to give Windows 8 Phone its presence but it would be really nice to have 3 active OS ecosystems to choose from instead of just Apple vs Android. Slightly tempted here - might have a look in February when it's time to renew my contract. By then, hopefully any big snafus will have been ironed out.
There's something wonderfully philosophical about that if you applied it to human existance.
Re: Spoiler alert
Meh, sounds kinda dull to me. The hero comes off as a right Mary Sue. Might want to work on that.
Come now AC, our government has a proven track record in managing important data securely and safely.
It's just a shame that it's not a good one.
Is there any chance we could have an in depth comparison of the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8? Or are there not really any major changes?
I live in hope that one day our deep sea overlords will rise up and devour all of them in a chaotic maelstrom of tentacles and insanity.
Re: It's somewhat sad...
Besides, if you've seen a piccie of a Devil without a tumour on it's face, that's pretty much "d'awwww" as well. With sharp bitey teeth.
Re: You what?
How the fuck do you steal *five thousand tons* of maple syrup? You'd think someone would notice the fleet of tankers being driven by guys in balaclavas? Actually scratch that, how the fuck do you *fence* [five thousand tons of maple syrup without anyone being any the wiser?
Reality is really bad for my brain at times. X_x
I've used computers for years but I understand very little about how they actually *work*. Wouldn't mind having a look at this.
True believers have been granted the vision and skills to make the perfect bacon sandwich. Heretics that use things like tomato ketchup or cheap and crappy white bread shall fry in the Devil's pan for all eternity. And they won't even get any brown sauce.
"... the time has come to bury the hatchet."
In the words of a certain BOFH - "In whose spinal column?"
Re: New name for Metro
The problem with the name Notro is that I immediately think of "Nostromo" and people running in terror as a terrifying and unknown thing threatens to consume them without mercy.
Yeah, Notro works for Win 8.
Re: Just a question
If I had to hazard a guess, it's to do with projecting sounds and then recording the echos back from the surrounding terrain. Possibly an exercise in measuring sound propogation in a different atmosphere and environment.
Re: He would
It says a lot that even in his later years, he was still trying to shake Congress out of its apathy towards space exploration.
Because he will have been proven to be RIGHT. On the INTERNET, no less!
I won't deny there's a certain amusement in watching Elop suffer for canning Symbian and Meego but Nokia were a really cool phone maker once upon a time and I do have fond memories of using my 9300, N95 and other exotic and inspired phone ideas. Black slabs will not save Nokia but they might make a rather stylish tombstone. =/
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Pics Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
- Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE