1356 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
If you insist on drinking that poisonous crap otherwise known as Bacardi, of course you will have a dim view of rum as a proper drink. A good bottle of Havana Club, served on ice, would soon set you right.
I made my point a little clumsily. I feel sorry for the stress he was under and for the fact he snapped but I sure as hell don't endorse bunging the guy on a pedastal, or laud him as some sort of hero for killing cops.
I tried to update this over the air...
....but it failed because I was holding my phone the wrong way. I then updated it from my PC and it knows works properly - I have a maximum of 2 bar signal strength everywhere I go.
Being serious for a moment, what happened to the guys that made my iMac G5? It's served me faithfully and has never let me down. I don't know who these new guys are by they sure as heck aren't the Apple I know and respect.
I don't recall anyone saying that sympathy should only be limited to one person. I feel sorry for the girlfriend, her now fatherless children and the poor cop that was blinded by Moat.
I also feel sorry for Moat himself - normal, mentally balanced individuals do not go on killing sprees. The guy was paranoid and a drug abuser. He needed help, didn't get it and went mad as a result.
A shitty set of circumstances for all involved. One other point - controversial subjects attract trolls like a magnet attracts filings. Does our web-savvy PM really think all those messages are genuine?
No no no.....
You're testing it the wrong way. The way CU checks antenna strength makes it seem worse than it actually is. We're going to put out a software fix that should correct the problem and show as a full 4 bars when in a testing chamber.
Ummm...downloading is stealing
We should know, I have seen those irritating warnings on my (legitimately bought) DVDs enough times. In fact they make a very heavy handed point of saying it, even including various analogies and very angry soundtrack.
If the RIAA and music industry tell us we're stealing, should we not be tried for stealing?
* Does it have space for a shark tank?
* Does it have a series of cells with locks that can be defeated by a suitably obscure gadget?
* What are the connections like to the National Grid for powering industrial, spy carving lasers or doomsday devices?
* Seriously, does it have space for a shark tank?
After the furuoe surrounding the laser's initial launch, I went over to the website and had a quick shufty at their forums. To my surprise, these laser enthuiasts seem quite a level headed bunch and were just as worried about morons using them irresponsibly as the rest of us - many were actually in favour of a qualified license system for the more potent ones.
If I had to hazard a guess, someone in the marketing department screwed up and then a series of Chinese whispers reached the ears of the media, with someone using the word "lightsaber" along the way.
My current thinking is that although there is a real hazard of Jedi-morons waving these things around and blinding someone (hopefully not a passer-by), George Lucas does not control all the lasers in the world and a manufacturer is quite entitled to put a snazzy case on a laser without having accusations of lightsabers thrown at him.
Maybe he's just pissed because he's not making money from them, like the gold-seeking whore he is.
More detail required
Before assigning a place for Linux, more info is needed on the exact type of sex toy each user is buying. Apple users I'm guessing buy something flashy that causes them to finish in seconds, Windows users buy something dull and routine in an attempt to liven things up but ultimately results in failure and I'm guessing Linux users are a bunch of freaking perverts.
I'm all in favour of business development directors
...as long as they can still pick up a bog brush and work in the lavies, they can call themselves whatever they want.
"Chief Hygiene Strategy Advisor for the Porcelien Collection Office".
Well, there goes my Battle.net account.
My two main reasons are:
1) I have a lot of baggage from a previous realm I played on and I don't want it tracking me down and following me to a new realm, which it is more than capable of doing.
2) My real-life name earned me a large amount of derision and piss-taking at school and I have no desire to have a billion pre-pubescent repeat the experience for me, thanks.
If I want my name splashed all over the damn internet, I'd get a Facebook account or whatever else these damn kids are using. Now get the hell off my lawn.
Spoken like a true NIMBY
“Having said that, I'm not convinced the solution put forward by BT is the right and proper one. We are not saying no – we just want to be consulted.”
And then after we've been consulted, we're still going to say no.
Exactly how useful is this app on car maintainence, given that every engine layout is different? Besides, is it really the DVLA's job to teach you how to look after your car? That's what the owner's manual is for, or a Haynes manual will do at a pinch.
I think we're missing the key point here
How long would a battery containing this sort of technology power a head mounted shark laser? Would it be long enough for a rambling monologue *AND* the insane laughter at the end?
Seriously, where's the icon already Lewis?
I would call bullshit on this...
...but I can't get the signal strength.
Conspiracy: Gizmodo killed the iPhone 4!
Now before you all start flaming me, let me explain:
* iPhone 4 starts to near completion - iOS is ready, internals assembled, awaiting testing on antenna.
* Engineer is unchained from his Cupertino dungeon for an antenna strength field test.
* Revelling in his new found freedom, he is overwhelmed by strange sensations such as sunlight and the lack of whips.
* He seeks refreshment at a nearby tent and after having the tiniest sip of beer, he is immediately rendered unconcscious.
* A nearby Apple fanboi recognises the burning brand mark on the engineer's arm and immediately sets about rifling through his pockets, discovering the iPhone prototype.
* Absconding with his ill-gotten gain, he starts whoring the phone out to various tech blogs, eventually striking gold with the Apple sycophants otherwise known as Gizmodo.
* Various underhand dealings take place, resulting in transfers of money and the unfinished prototype, otherwise known as selling stolen goods.
* Meanwhile, Mount Jobs erupts - they still don't have any feedback on the antenna performance and the sweatshops, er, manufacturing lines in China are almost ready to start production.
* Gizmodo proudly announces, like a child showing you a full potty: "LOOK MA WE HAZ NU iPHONEZ!"
* More underhand dealings take place and Jason Chen's front door gets kicked in by the cops.
* Unholy father and unnatural spawn are finally reunited but Apple run out of time for product testing and the prototype gets shipped out to China.
* Engineer also shipped out to China to work at Foxcomm, where he is quoted as enjoying the relaxed and friendly working environment and the softer whips the overseers use.
* iPhone 4 launch day arrives and the prototype is shipped to Apple's flagship store. None of the others have actually been made yet in order to simulate stock shortages.
* Early adopter starts whining about antenna reception.
So there you have it - how one techblog's enthusiasm for a product caused said product to fail miserably!
If this thing has an up to date version of Android with full access to the OS (i.e. full installation of apps, etc) this would make quite a nice consumer device, if it wasn't for the hellish price tag. The Android app store also needs a hell of a lot of work (being able to buy apps from my damn Milestone would be nice) but I appreciate that isn't Cisco's fault.
"I queued for hours...."
".....and then when I got it and found it didn't work, I QQ'd for hours as well."
There is something England excels at
When it comes sarcastic and caustic internet quips about the performance of our national teams, no-one does it better than England. It's just as well there isn't some sort of competition for it - if there was and England inevitably lost, I think the world would implode from some sort of sarcasm black hole.
You have to read every single comment? How on earth have you still managed to maintain any semblance of sanity or faith in the human race? Granted, there are pearls of wisdom and the odd flash of razor wit but if I had to read endless fanboi vs fanboi diatribes I'd hurl myself under a bus. Even then, I'd probably have to listen to be whining about Stagecoach pwns National Express.
Reminds of the video for "Hey Boy, Hey Girl" by the Chemical Brothers. Could one call this art? Possibly.
See? A rational, coherent post with no distasteful comments like "I'd like to bone 'er."
Not those guys again -.-
"Tech blog Gizmodo even published a call for everyone else to adopt Apple's FaceTime protocol in the interest of interoperability, following the best tradition of blithely ignoring all that went before."
As well as following the other best tradition of ramming their collective tongues so far up Sir Steve's ass they tickle his brain when they speak. Christ, I hate fanbois.
Rant out of the way, this is hardly new technology. I remember a few years ago buying one of Three's very first handsets that offered video calling - the clamshell NEC e606. Granted I never used it as I didn't know anyone else with a Three phone but I did have the satisfaction of being able to watch video on it while everyone else was enjoying colour photos for the first time.
From the descriptions, he sounds like a script kiddy overdosing on his own ego and undeserved media attention.
I admit my knowledge of hacking is pretty much non-existant but I always thought the number one ethos about hacking was discretion and going unnoticed. The only way this chap could be more obvious is by painting his member fluroescent yellow, waving it around and uploading a video of it when he hacks a site.
God I miss those days. The Amstrad CPC was what started my whole interest in computers and gaming, may it never be forgotten. By the way, as we're getting all nostalgic, does anyone else remember Amstrad's challenge to the mega drive and nes - the GX4000? Does anyone (aside from me) still possess one of these rare devices?
This is not breaking news
...to anyone that has played any online game recently (i.e. within the past 4-6 years). The former Warcraft guild I was in had an English teacher as a Guild Leader and woe betide anyone that used "l33tspeekz" in guild chat.
I'm no English teacher myself but merely looking at the alphabetical diahorrea that passes for English online makes me weep.
I agree with your point about people discarding unwanted pets being fuckstains but the part about piranhas not killing people is not entirely true.
Piranhas will attack anything large in shoals, be it a fish, aquatic mammal or a careless human and these attacks are quite often fatal. Piranhas and sharks don't *actively* seek out humans, by, say, jumping on the Number 23 to Swindon kicking your front door in and devouring your family. They are opportunistic predators but predators none-the-less.
I admit the guild I was in was very casual and not very advanced at the time I left (beginning of Uldar). My role was mainly as back up in a group of 22+ normal speed users but I wasnt exactly useless. Unless the game has changed a lot since I left (it's possible), 10ms wouldn't make a lot of difference given that there was a global cooldown of 0.5 seconds, making a timing difference of 10ms not overly relevant. It might be that in the truly obsessive ones, where they calculate attack speeds and all that crap down to the nanosecond, it might be important but I don't think the reviewer was talking about that sort of situation from the testing.
I feel dirty just discussing that stuff now. -.-
Same problem as the gaming mice review
Yes, a lot of people do play MMOs such as World of Warcraft but online gaming takes on a lot of other aspects as well. In games of Starcraft, Heroes of Newerth, Team Fortress 2, amongst others, a delay of 50ms can make much more of a difference than in an MMO where a delay of 200-400ms often does not make a significant impact on raiding or PvP. I should know, I usued to play over a 3G dongle.
In future reviews, can you please try gaming equipment out with other games besides Warcraft? Not trying to be harsh but a variety of different perspectives helps.
Technology at its finest
"This new GPS system will help to monitor staff in potentially hazardous situations. Hmmmm, he seems to have stopped for a while in that back alley there....oh wait he's moving again now, rather rapidly, towards...the local landfill? What on earth is he doing there? And now he's heading off to the local market during work hours?! Somebody call him and tell him he's fired!"
"We have a problem, sir. The person answering says its a wrong number."
Please don't get me started on the amount of paperwork I have to go through in my job. Even as a mere hearing aid technician, the sheer number of forms, referrals, re-referrals, stock sheets, target plans...
To quote someone I once knew: "I don't know if it's making us more efficient but it's certainly scaring the shit out of a lot of trees."
In another thread
....I recall saying that Australia's government might appear batshit crazy from an outsider's perspective. It also appears to have trace amounts of paranoia and control-freakery.
I feel really bad for the Aussies - when even your own laws and government is trying to screw you over, what the hell are you supposed to do?
@Gav - A shame
With a little more profanity and a little less English, this could have been a small but perfectly servicable FotW. Next you'll be asking Lewis to stop the development of the laser-equipped shark, Lester to stop doing things with Playmobil that would get other people arrested, or Mr Orlowski to open up the comments section on his articles.
One way of looking at it
I don't disagree with DeFex and maybe I'm naive in hoping this is true, but I think the judge is actually acting of common sense. A blanket judgement like this would give studios the precedent to go after whoever they wanted and just lump them altogether in a general "you were on Kazaa, therefore you must have downloaded 3 petabytes of film and we'll take every penny you have thanks."
If the penalty for such action is going to be in the tens of thousands of dollars, as we've seen in the past, I'd sure as hell want my case to be tried on an individual basis and not just stuck in the same dock as Captain Freetard.
(Just in case there are any money hungry studios reading, no, I don't, so save your breath and your lawyer fees)
Somewhat excessive force
...for someone ploughing his garden and sowing some seeds. Too bad the over-zealous officer didn't zap him mid-coitus, then he could have got two for the price of one.
Joking aside though, what on earth was the naked guy going to smack the dressed and fully armed police officer with that warranted a double hit of electric justice?
A note of caution about water as a heat sink
Many sharks are only found within certain temperature ranges and that the pool is like to be pr-warmed anyway to suit the shark's metabolism. As for the solution to this issue, the article mentions that heat build up only becomes a major problem is the super-villan waffles on at length about his plans. The simple remedy is to have said shark carved up the super-villan with aforementioned skull-ray, thus allowing the plot to move forward and scoring points with the whole "ironic death" thing.
A point almost everyone has overlooked
Simply opening Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, whatever does not automatically take you to hotlesbiantwins.cum. You actually have to make a conscious effort to type with your own fingers the subject you want into the search engine. It is *your* decision to search for the stuff. No-one and I do mean NO-ONE is forcing you to look at porn. They are, however, forcing you to avoid porn.
A Welsh Apple enthusiast