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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?
I bet the CIA operatives are busy analysing those videos in miniute detail, maybe even rewatching them several times to make sure they didnt miss anything
Finally, the US found something they were looking for
Weapons of Masturbation.
Bring on The Witcher 2.
Really should get that rash checked out. Could be catching.
I'm just surprised the vouchers can be used for anything other than extremely disturbing pornography, given where they're being posted.
Maybe its nothing at all to do with the network downtime and people are simply jumping ship because they don't trust Sony with their data anymore?
As a red head myself
You should be thanking my species, after all, those red-haired hotties have to come from *somewhere* =p
Coming soon to a cinema near you....
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!
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