1511 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
We want to get the whole of Britain online!
Unless you live in a remote part of Wales or Scotland.
There's one other thing Pluto has going for it
A song by Johnathon Coulton called "I'm Your Moon". It's kind of a love song sung by Pluto's moon Charon. It's also awesome.
Just wiki it.
All well and good
...but what's the supervillan angle on this piece? I can't really see it unless these things are burrowing around in a tank of quicksand; each with lasers strapped to their heads, as a besuited spy is slowly lowered in.
I'm not entirely sure why Microsoft has done this, let alone splashed out 8.5 billion on this.
It's effectively obsoleting their Messenger and Lync services, given that Skype has a pretty robust text based talk system, in addition to the phone capabilities. It's also going to cause friction with carriers that Microsoft are trying to persuade to take up more Windows smartphones. Then there's the question of revenue as well - a relatively small percentage of Skype's users pay for the additional features of the service and while it could be argued that advertising will bring in some funds, it's also going to drive people away as well.
Offloaded my stuff already
Sold my almost new PSP-3000 to a local Game store. Got peanuts for it.
The Playstation Fence.....
You're not allowed to put a gate in it but it has a hole big enough for next door's Rottweiller to get through.
Wrong candidate. I suspect that Sony would hire the wannabe samurai that keeps running around in his underpants and yelling.
"This was a triumph
I'm making a note here: huge success
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction
We do what we must, because we can
For the good of all of us
Except the ones who are dead
But there's no point crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying til you run out of cake
And the science gets done
And you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive....."
GLaDOS is a fantastic singer.
Rad Bradbury pointed out the hazards in this in his short story "Marionettes Inc". End with a broken marriage and someone getting buried alive.
And I was worried for a second there that an unconvicted, untried suspect didn't have rights any more.
If they think they have trouble with PC piracy at the moment, wait until they start putting out DVDs.
I can see it now, a montage of clips that make the "You wouldn't steal a...." warning seem like an open invite to freetards everywhere. Or maybe they set off an EMP pulse at the end of each cinema screening, in order to fry anyone that might have recorded the film on their mobiles.
And in next week's MacGuyver
He builds a working death ray from his crappy LCD watch.
Oh those poor fools....
If only their customer data centres were as well secured as their PS3s......
I work in a hospital
So by the OP's logic, it's ok if critical patient information and medical details go missing because, hey, we're only human?
No. What happens when a hospital loses patient details is we get our bollocks nailed to the wall. When a multinational conglomerate does it, there's no accountability.
Sony, Sony, Sony
Even if they beefed up security now, the horse has now bolted to the Bahamas and is now racking up hay margaritas on my credit card.
The new Taser X3W
...can vaporise a moose.
Still less annoying
...than the special it was advertising in.
That "special" was f***ing atrocious. If Naylor had wanted to make an appalling Blade Runner/Corrie Street crossover then fine but why the hell did he have to bring Red Dwarf into it as well?
I will watch the first episode of this new series with a laser glare and if there's even the faintest whiff of turd about it I'm reaching for the remote.
The real deal decider for me
...is going to be game availability.
While there are a number of good Android games out there, I would expect near PSOne levels of gaming from this thing, given that it is almost double the cost of a PSP. But, as I learned before my PSP's ignomious departure to a second hand store, having a game store and having a *well-stocked* game store are two very, very different beasties.
At last, I have found my kindred spirits
Other people that agree with me that The Sixth Sense was a dire film. I remember when the wretched thing came out in the cinema and everyone was saying "Oooo, what a clever plot twist". Now, umpteen dire films later, I can cheerfully point my finger and say that you only have yourselves to blame for encouraging him.
It's a real shame...
...that they never made the three prequels to Star Wars. I'm sure I would have remembered.
Are these vaccuum traversing sheep at a velocity of "x"?
Was anyone else
...praying really, *really* hard that the little brat in the War of the Worlds (the one CONSTANTLY screaming at the tiniest little thing) would end up getting roasted, vaporised or processed into alien Super-Gro?
I like a happy ending
I'm glad to see all the shuttles found homes in museums and institutions. The thought of one rusting away on a scrap heap somewhere would have been awful.
Wikileaks does make the world a safer place
....except for that bit of it currently sitting in a cell on suicide watch with all the rights of a convicted terrorist.
Misread the title there for a second
Thought it said "Sony buries hatchet in GeoHot in PS3 modding case."
You missed the key question
Is the current technology suitable for cranial implantation in sharks yet?
If only Facebook were closing....
...then I'm sure the average intelligence of the average human being would rise a few notches.
All this stuff is no doubt interesting but I need it converted into units I can understand. Perhaps El Reg could calculate this stuff in terms of Hamsters or KiloHamsters:
Everyone knows the running joke about how slow servers are often the fault of hamster power (for those that don't a) get on the interwebs sometime and b) it is centred around the server drawing power from a hamster wheel).
When I get a chance, I'll have to look into some proper numbers for it.
I must now use this phrase in everyday conversation.
One thought does occur
Well, if wind is unreliable as a means of feeding the grid continually, why not develop some form of storage for electricity generated through wind power and tap into it as needed? For example, on blustery days, wind power can charge up the storage facility and once the facility is full, divert to grid and on slower days, draw energy from the storage facility.
It probably won't be feasible but it worked for me when I was playing Total Annihilation the other day.
I trust these things at least come with a Commodore emulator and a large set of game ROMs?
Do not discount this so quickly
After all, The Sun is a bastion of knowledge and journalistic fact and The Register is just an IT website with scientific leanings.
This review is really impressive and a colossal improvement over your Rift review. Plenty of useful info and helped to give me a broad overview of the game despite having never played Total War before. Might even have to snag myself a copy from my local Game....
Not on a 10 year old Siemens SX1 he won't be. Haven't seen that side number pad for years.
I won't ask where you got those photos but more than one of them is going to keep me awake tonight. Brrr.
On a separate note, it dawned on me that April Fools day is in fact National Trolling Day, a chance for everyone to unleash their inner internet turdspurter.
Now I can jab people in the ribs with my huge fondleslab without being disturbed by mobile phones.
How could you, Sarah?!
Please, think of the ostriches!
Are you fucking insane?
Did you not see Episodes 1, 2 & 3 and you want him to make more?!
I thought Samba was a lion. He almost got flattened by a heard of wildebeast and had to into exile or something.
All this newfangled technology confuses me sometimes.
You are very cruel to deny him a Mac
I'm sure you can still find a first generation iMac (the huge heavy multicoloured ones) floating around somewhere and then downgrade it to OS 9.
Why Windows Phone is at odds with Nokia
I used to be a keen follower of all things Symbian many years ago, back when Nokia were pushing out handsets like the 9300, 6630, N90 and all the other numerical gibberish. While the phone's names were a great way to give yourself a headache trying to remember them all, what they *did* have was diversity. All manner of sizes, shapes, number pads, control nubs - you could be pretty certain that there was something that would suit you. Now Windows Phone comes along and demands that manufacturers adhere to very strict hardware specifications and Nokia winds up with a set of phones barely distinguishable from the other Windows Phones out there.
I can't comment on whether Windows Phone is a good platform or not - I haven't used it. I can't help but wonder though that if Nokia had gone with Android, would they still have that same diversity they used to have?
Ericsson seems to be a moderating influence on Sony. Perhaps if Ericsson had helped to develop the PS3, we might still have OtherOS on there....
I'm only guessing here
But 80% is damn fine score for any phone. If every phone received a score of 95%, it wouldn't be much use as a means to determine quality.
If I had to hazard a reason, it would be that the Incredible is not a huge leap forward in terms of new technology. So it is a good phone with a good score, not a fantastic phone with a fantastic score.
Don't knock it....
I could really see one of these things bringing aid to remote locations following a natural disaster. They could even field one with a trained team of doctors and medics on board and have a true Flying Hospital.
I think Naomi is one of the better candidates
A lot of the other suggestions so far such as Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Anna Chapman, etc don't really have the right ingredients for "celebutard" status as I understand it.
For a viable candidate, we need:
* A colossal ego
* A lack of intelligence, or pretence thereof
* Regular newspaper articles detailing their latest screw-up or hissy fit
Possible others include:
* Being female (if we want to keep the PARIS, LOHAN, ?? theme running)
* An IT angle would be beneficial (the infamous Youtube video for Miss Hilton and the Blackberry incident would qualify Miss Campbell - couldn't really say for the former Miss Lohan)
Mike's onto a winner with this one
Near Apogee Orbiting Model Initiative
Just needs a little tidying:
Legendary Info Newspage Dares Sending Airplanes Yonder
This is probably a reading fail on my part but by upgrading to Gingerbread you'll have a brand shiny new media player. You'll just lose all of your films and music in the process.
Yet another winning idea from Sony!
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON