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Back when I were a nipper....
We 'ad to use social engineerin', brute forcin' and all sorts of TCP/IP jiggery-pokery when we were 'acking, unlike these new-fangled kids with their botnets and DDosin'.
Now get the hell off my server.
"What we’ve seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist in PlayStation 3. "
Except for security. Who in their right mind would want to hack a PS3?
At least SpaceX seem to be taking an active interest in the development of their tech, whereas Lockheed and Boeing seem to be doing it purely for the government $$.
Perhaps not as serious a problem as first thought
When I look for titles on my Kindle, I'm usually looking for big names or well known books (currently working my way through Game of Thrones). The search function removes a lot of the chaff but the main one is Amazon's sales ranking system. When people do a search for "Song of Fire and Ice" for example, the first one that comes up is the main book because that's what people want to buy.
So while Hubert J. Copypasta's seminal work "Singing a jaunty song of fire and ice" can be uploaded to the kindle store, it's very very unlikely to knock George R Martin's book off the number 1 search spot.
Good thinking Mike
Perhaps El Reg can adopt the Deep -fried Mars Bar (DMB) as the official unit of energy?
For me, it was Campaign 4, Mission 1 of X-Wing, where you had to defend the galaxy's slowest moving freighter from a Star Destroyer and a never ending wave of TIE Fighters and TIE Bombers, with only one other X-Wing for assistance.
That was a true gaming challenge and it felt pretty epic when I finally managed to beat it.
Probably got your expanded and extended memory mixed up again =P
....how far you've fallen. From Day of the Tentacle and Tie Fighter to Force Unleashed II.
Seems like a reasonable policy to me
Kill everyone involved in this sordid affair and start from the ground up.
They can't find me, I'm on the internetz!
Cloud services are notoriously unreliable
If he's not blowing up Mako reactors, he's harping on endlessly about his past.
There might be a reason for this
The keyboard on my original Milestone was a poorly put together piece of shit, with each key being nothing more than a rubber square glued roughly into place. From the looks of this latest one, it appears to be exactly the same.
As a friend of mine pointed out last night
A lot of Goonswarm folks were displeased at the prospect of unwanted EVE downtime. A showdown between the wretched scum of 4chan vs the wretched scum of the Something Awful forums will make for superb entertainment.
I'd feel sorry for the zombies
They'd starve to death up there, poor things.
Haters have a point
My copy of DNF ran over my dog, burned my flat down, ran off with my girlfriend and somehow managed to land me with a Daily Mail subscription.
DNF is pure evil in gaming form and we should form a lynch mob to execute everyone at Gearbox for even thinking of making this game.
Or, as a radical idea, those who don't like the game can simply not play it....?
It's a good job I'm not the cynical sort
....otherwise I might have said that maybe EA is doing this *deliberately* in order to drum up a few headlines over Modern Warfare, with absolutely no intention of seeing it through to release. I might also have said that when EA backs down from this as they originally planned, they can say they were "moved by the passionate feedback of its fans" or some other marketing friendly bullshit to make themselves look like a caring company, rather than a bunch of manipulative money grabbing opportunists whose souls not even Satan wants.
Oh and before the downvoting starts, I couldn't give a fuck about Battlefield or Modern Warfare.
Not the first time a phone as tried this trick
A very long time ago, back in the early days of Series 60, Sendo developed a full size foldout keyboard for their first (and sadly only) smartphone design. This is a really good idea by Motorola, although the cost is rather steep at the moment, with Lapdock and SIM free phone clocking in at £800. Granted, most people will get it on a contract of some sort but it will still be hellishly expensive.
A glorious day for science
Who needs sharks with frikkin' laser beams attached to their heads when you can have SHARKS WITH BUILT IN LASERS!
If Apple wants to stop leaks from moles,=
....maybe they should stop burying their iPhones underground?
Thank you, I'll be here all week.
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And when these graduates all feel depressed and develop self-esteem issues, they can go and see one of their colleagues!
"We spend a ton of time identifying and hiring what we think are the best people in the world for doing what we do. The last thing we want is for anyone to get hurt," said the man who sources his components from a factory where suicide happens on an almost monthly basis.
Would be interested in some El Reg coverage of E3
A deeply cynical eye on some of the presentations would be a welcome change from some of the fawning media crap on other sites.
As a medical man myself, I can see this app becoming a royal pain in the ass for me. The problem with self diagnosis apps is that patients tend to treat multiple choice options like dishes in a restuarant:
"Let's see, have I got a headache....well, it feels a bit funny, so I'll say yes and my stomach feels queasy that had absolutely nothing to do with the raw 3 o'clock kebab last night, so that's another yes.....oooo, looks like I have bubonic plague, better go see the doctor..."
"No sir, you haven't got plague, you're just hungover."
"Worthless quack, this NHS DIrect app says I have plague."
"I see. Did the programmers do ten years of medical school?"
"No but it does have a very shiny interface."
Because its a Sony
It will suck out your childhood memories and dump them on a server somewhere. Next thing you know that dreadful nativity evening where you played a sheep is being auctioned off on eBay.
It seems like anything which doesnt cause cancer these days is caricogenic instead.
Lester must be over the moon
He can now brag about having a great ass.
Could open up some really interesting possibilities, hardware wise.
Re: Linux equivalent
Be serious. Anybody who nicks a laptop and finds linux on it will more than likely take it back to the owner and ask if they have anything better to steal.
Very funny but sadly all too true
And once again, the English, kneels to the service of l33t-speeking teens as would a $10 hooker.
"Would you put an incandescent light bulb in your brain?"
Sure. Sounds like a really bright idea.
I'll see some of that action
Put me down for "stays up for ever and ever because Sony is an infallible company that takes the security of its customers details far above clawing its way out of the red".
Dont be so down on restoration
I'd love to see the original trilogy restored on DVD/Blu-ray. The Theatrical version, of course, not the bastardised crap that's been released so far.
The OS for the masses
System asks - "you're trying to run some really dangerous shit here, are you sure you want to run it" (or it says "Are you sure?")
This is the sort of message an operating system needs to give people, along with such favourites as "Stop clicking that fucking mouse button a billion times, I know you want to open up Internet Explorer to look at porn, I'm working on it. It's not my fault you didn't bother to give me a decent processor or RAM."
There's an error in the article
It states that a Mac was infected by malware, which is clearly a mistake. Only PCs suffer from malware.
CEO: "We want a serious, professional-grade tablet for the high powered executive types in the business world."
Marketdroid: "Sounds good. Why don't we call it the Playbook?"
You goddamn whippersnappers
Go away and let me play with my Meccano!
We'll give it up
....when I can trust Sony to look after my personal details again.
Very very wrong
Space flight should be a primary concern so I can get the fuck off this rock and away from these morons.
We have to do away with nuclear power! Won't somebody please think of the radioactive, glowing mutant children?!
"Land whale". Now that's a phrase that's going to stick in my brain.
Does the opposite for me too
When I play video games I forget to play video games.
People use PS3s for gaming now?
Why do governments and companies insist on listening to these whiny, self-important overprotective people? It's really not rocket science to look at a browsers page history and if your juvenille-delinquent-in-training has been looking at something they shouldn't have been, then take their damn computer away. Want to know why the web is full of messed up shit? It's because people are messed up shit and like it or not, your precious little angel is one day going to wake up to the fact that s/he is messed up shit, just like his/her parents.
Now piss off back to the Daily Mail forums where your kind is tolerated.
That's just crazy talk.
It's alright, I guess
...but can it print an actual pint?
Smart move by Japan
Why is it that only the Japanese government is willing to annoy Sony in this way whereas Sony Europe is willing to just shove its services back up with a promise that (for all we know) could be so much smoke and mirrors?
I admire people like you
You help keep me employed in my audiology clinic.
Meanwhile, over Gary McKinnon's house....
Can anyone else hear a heavily armed Navy SEALs team choppering into position?
I think people are overcomplicating it
Take Heroes of Newerth as an example.
This is a game filled with some of the most wretched and evil people I have ever played with (and this is coming from someone who played EvE Online). Trolls, griefers and asshats are a growth industry in this game and woe betide any poor newbie that makes a mistake. A system such as the one described by Gabe would do wonders for this game and could be surprisingly simple.
The reductions should only be reserved for players who really go the extra mile to help the community, with guides, a popular and helpful forum presence, etc, not the "10 clan mates allow Y to play free". As for the price increases, putting this in the hands of the players would be like handing primates the key to the shit slinging factory. No, the way I would see it working is in the hands of GMs and so on - a player that has verified and repeated reports of griefing or being a rude and arrogant fuckwit gets to pay more. If his behaviour improves, the price comes back down.
I don't get it
Why-fi instead of a Bluetooth or proprietary connection?
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