1366 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
Why do people always get this wrong about reviews...
A review is an assessment of the *quality* of something, albeit from a personal perspective. It's not an assessment of the *popularity* of something, just to massage your ego.
Reminds me of something I read in the Evening Standard today
It describes 4chan as being "the home of harmless internet jokes such as Rickrolling". Are we talking about the same fetid internet sewer here?
The US Government are a fair minded and sensible lot - just ask Gary McKinnon.
Not a quantum leap in phone design
...but looks like a tasty bit of kit all the same.
Obscure my aunt Fanny....
Has Rush Limbaugh put a paper plane into orbit? No. Does he have a damn stupid name? Yes.
By my deeply scientific calculations, that means he can drink a huge steaming cup of STFU, to use the popular internet parlance.
I find myself puzzled
Interpol and various police agencies are going to great lengths in order to track down one alleged rapist. Shurely there must be others closer to home with a greater chance of conviction...
Probably not half as much as she was.
Couldn't agree more
This is the sole reason I would want to mod a console - to play imported games. Yes, Square Enix, I'm looking at you and wondering when the hell you will release Parasite Eve and Chrono Cross to the UK.
Funny you should mention Welsh....
....it reminds me of another made up language:
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"
And on a weekend night out in Cardiff, you could almost believe the Great Old Ones had returned.
I've been giving this a lot of thought lately
It seems to me that we need some sort of international equivalent of Social Services, where a country can be monitored for signs of abuse (such as dictatorships), neglect (resource starved Third World countries) and the galloping crazies (where religious fundamentalists seem to have taken control). These countries would then be put into care until their governments can learn to look after them properly.
Valiant and noble though this idea is....
....it is ultimately doomed to failure. As long as it is possible to remain anonymous on the internet, it is possible to troll and generally carry on like an asshole. I'm not on Facebook for various reasons but is it not possible to ignore people and delete comments?
I beg to differ
Running requires considerably more co-ordination than lurching - ever seen a drunk person running fast in a straight line? I feel that more research is needed into this. We also don't understand about energy spenditure affects zombies. It may be that a zombie only has a limited amount of caloric energy to use and that running after a potential vicitim is less efficient.
One thing that would have been helpful
...is an analysis of the games it launched with. Not asking for an in-depth review of each but knowing how well game developers are coping with the new input system would give readers a better idea of how well the Kinect works.
Those were the days
I can't decide whether to have a pint icon for the fun times I had trying to get the stupid reverse rewind function to work or a tombstone icon in memory of the mountain of batteries I went through. Either way, I'm deeply grateful for the wonderful technology that helped me ignore a vast number of people in my angsty college years.
And cue the Rolling Stones
"I see this missile and I want it painted black...."
So what's the IT angle on his crime?
...I'll behave -.-
People never cease to amaze me
Some impotent moron is willing to pay thousands of dollars for a rhino horn when top quality viagra is available now at pharmacy beating prices. At least, so my spam box tells me. Repeatedly.
.....not one single comment about its ability to run a certain FPS?
You no good punk kids
I actually did a review of one of these things a couple of years back for allaboutsymbian and if memory serves the device itself is still lurking in the back of the cupboard. Can't remember too much of the detail but the contrast in bright light was very poor. There were also some issues with the sensor picking up keystrokes and missing others but not as bad as you would think. It was a separate device that communicated to the phone via bluetooth but still managed to get a battery life of around 4 hours-ish - don't quote me on that though.
I think it would be possible to incorporate the technology into phones but it would add a fair bit to the bulk. As other posters have said, the drain *when combined with standard smartphone usage* would be too much for batteries as they stand now.
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Oh ye of little faith
After all, Alien vs Predator turned out just peachy didn't it? There's even people still playing it - both of them.
Before people get too carried away with the whole cybersquatting thing, would *you* visit a site called www.apple.xxx, loaded with pictures of fanbois cracking one off over an iPad?
Didn't think so. Next.
Customers don't want computers in their living rooms...
...says the guy that spent an awfully large amount of time pushing the Mac Mini in this very direction.
Gosh, decisions decisions
A Vodafone update with lots of super new features or a Samsung update which merely fixes bugs...
What, why are you looking at me like that - 360's not going to install itself you know.
I respectfully disagree with your comments. Recently, I've been trying very hard to find a way to mod my PS2, via the use of disks, usb, whatever (can't solder for the life of me) *specifically* to play games that were never released in this country - Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Parasite Eve. I have no interest in pirate games - I can easily afford to buy the games I want without batting an eyelid.
If Chrono Cross was released in the UK, along with its ilk, I'd have zero interest in mod-chips, disks, whatever. Don't assume everyone is a pirate.
First of all, why?
Secondly, seriously, why?
What does Intel (mainly a hardware manufacturer) have to gain by acquiring a system resource hogging piece of junk AV like McAfee? Not to say that Norton or Symantec are any better.
Size of an Olympic swimming pool = 50m x 25m
(50m / 1000) * (25m / 1000) = 0.00125 km2
20,779 km2 (the area of Wales, according to wikipedia) / 0.001250km2 = 16,623,200 Olympic swimming pools to cover Wales.
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