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Umm, I'm not sure how cool I am with this
One person's "affectionate teasing" is another person's "bullying bastard". I was on the receiving end of an awful lot of "affectionate teasing" in school and it made my life a misery. Mr Fry has said he isn't cool with it, so maybe knock it off?
He is also, by and large, a fairly harmless individual and Christ knows there's more deserving targets out there for a verbal shoeing. You should also bear in mind that it's other people that have described him as a "national treasure" and all that crap - not Mr Fry himself.
Does no-one else see the irony in this?
A "free" operating system being used by one of the most oppressive and brutal governments on the planet?
Be nice, folks =)
Mr Osborne is doing the best he can to save the economy with his Courageous Outspoken Capitalist Knowledge.
Re: I see no need for this.
Speak for yourself. I want a Hollyphone.
EDIT: That's a Norman Lovett Hollyphone, for preference but a Hatty Hayridge one would be cool too.
...they'd be far less eager to raid saver's bank accounts to prop up European bankers.
Medal of Honour fans are united in their anger at the Medal of Honour franchise, at least as far as Warfighter goes.
That's the name of the condition Ms Croft is afflicted with. It's something that crops up again and again in Final Fantasy games. The female lead flits indecisively between spunky and petite little flower mode, often within the space of a few minutes. Say what you will about Ms Croft being an object of titillation but one thing she has always been is strong and independant. Turning her into Dagger, Rinoa or Aeris was always going to jarringly out of character.
I know, right? I'm rather fond of my Lumia and would happily splash out on a Windows Phone 8 10 inch slab but the fact that even Microsoft's hardware partners are refusing to touch RT with the proverbial pole speaks volumes.
Re: BE CAREFUL. Someday it WILL happen to you...
The article also fails to take into account people's innate stupidity when given a modicum of freedom. A half pint quickly becomes a pint, then a pint becomes two points and then next thing you know you've put some poor bastard in a wheelchair for life.
My driving instructor was a vicious little sod but one thing he said still sticks in my mind. "A car is a weapon. Like any other weapon, if you're careless or irresponsible with it, you will kill someone."
Not actually a dumb idea
For dealing with individual emergencies, the system would be pretty awful but in the event of a large scale disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane, the system could gather locations that are being tweeted from and that would help to pinpoint emergency hotspots.
Seriously. I don't care how famous you are, or whether you think these guys and girls are assholes. No-one and I mean no-one, deserves to have their financial and personal details splurged on the web for criminals and dickheads to abuse as they see fit.
Re: What about gay porn? Women aren't being used there.. What about..
This is bullshit. I know a rather large number of women that enjoy grumble flick action and so do most of the transgender crowd I'm acquainted with. So saying that banning porn for reasons of gender equality is garbage.
Or...if this about there being a larger amount of porn aimed at men, lesbians and bi folks, then I'll happily plop a signature on any petitions to increase female and gay porn on the internet.
A false show of solidarity
The CEO coughing up his £100 M&S voucher means nothing to him. Someone on a considerably smaller pay package losing a £25 M&S voucher has much more reason to be annoyed.
Hark, what is that I hear?
Could it possibly be the sound of an incoming train wreck?
Goodbye Ms Leach
Your articles set a new standard in baiting Apple fans and for that you will be sorely missed. o7
Re: Most people stay with their bank in the UK due to inertia.
I'm with Natwest at the moment (haven't had any card issues but that's due to spending most of the week ill in bed) but I think this recent fuck up has confirmed that we can expect more outages in future.
So what alternatives are there? Is the Co-op any good, or a similar set up that doesn't have a bunch of money grubbing CEOs?
"Every time a Windows system is booted up someone, somewhere in the word dies."
And every time someone buys a Windows Phone, Eadon dies a little inside. So remember folks, the Lumia you buy today brings us one stop closer to a brighter and quieter forum.
All I will say is good luck prying your front door keys off that sucker. oO
...that within a year of this technology becoming widespread, someone will attempt to sue Fujitsu for hand cancer caused by exposure to IR light.
Re: Daily defence spending...
Holy shit, when I read the first comment I thought I'd wandered onto the Yahoo comments section.
Re: Bah@Thomas 4
True but just imagine how much more *useful* it would be to take that $46bn cut from the military and give it to Nasa.
We've got no money to send rockets to other worlds but we've still got plenty of cash to send them slamming into other countries.
A novel idea
I feel that Google Glass has terrific potential. You could feed your glasses prescription into them and have a bluetooth based sensor that sends your current blood/alcohol ratio to them too. Then your Google Glass recalibrates itself so that no matter how drunk you are, your vision is not impaired. That way, the cute boy or girl you hook up with at the end of a session remains cute when you wake up next to them the following morning.
Re: MS are trying a little harder to push the Surface than the Zune
Although it goes against every fibre of my being, I do partially agree with Eadon here.
The Surface's price is ridiculously high for what it is. Is there anything the Surface Pro can do that could not be done by a similarly spec'd laptop at half the price? Its little brother, the Surface RT, is hobbled by an OS that really, really should have been Windows Phone 8.
If Nokia made a 7 or 10 inch tablet with Windows Phone 8 on and spec'd and sold at a similar price to the Galaxy Tab or iPad, Microsoft would have made a killing, or at least a fairly hefty flesh wound. As it stands now, neither Surface is particularly appealing.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to scrub my keyboard with acid for typing that first sentence.
Re: Confessions of a search engine Exec
I was really worried about you for a moment there, Eadon. You had a completely unrelated article to work and I was concerned that you wouldn't be able to find a place to get a gratuitous dig at Microsoft in.
But you managed it and thus all was normal with the world.
Re: Valid tactics
"THE...HUMANOID....IS HUGGING....ME! HUGGING ME!!"
Re: Sense of déjà vu
I can't wait for 5G
That 20Mb data allowance will be the fastest I've ever had, if 4G tariffs are anything to go by.
This isn't actually a bad idea
A phone that actually says to you "Hey dumbass, stop looking at me and watch the damn road."
A somewhat harsh editorial...
...especially when it comes to Firefox OS. I have a Lumia 820 and like it as much as the next man, as long as it isn't Eadon. Yet even I recognise that a new OS entering the market can only be a good thing. Is it going to cause Google and Apple to quake in their boots? I doubt it. Will it inspire Windows Phone 8 and BB OS 10 to fight tooth and nail for the third spot, thus improving their own OSes and setting a benchmark for newcomers to aim for? I hope so.
Even the mighty Android and iOS had issues when they were first launched and had extremely small markets for their first year or so.
Didn't Asus do something similar a while back?
The was a whole bunch of gawping at the Transformer Prime but I vaguely recall something about an Asus Slider as well that worked in pretty much the same way as this Sony one.
Re: Broke out the popcorn, clicked to the comments...
Is this what Shakespeare was harping on about when he made that comment about "The Beast With Two Backs"?
I'm sad to say...
...that the class was wiped out when they decided to do a follow-up experiment involving a standard office keyboard. Those that weren't killed by a cocktail of disease were devoured by a QWERTY-based blob monster.
Re: NO return missions is what we need to do!
Screw that, even if it was a one way trip, to walk on another world in our lifetime is a priviledge that no banker or politician in the world is deserving of.
The whole idea is absolutely barking...
...if the notes about the equipment not being ready are correct. Yet despite all this, I am hoping and praying that the launch goes ahead and that this madman gets his dream of walking on Mars. Godspeed, righteous fruitcake. o7
It says a lot
...when I read something that puts even the frigging Mormons in a more positive light than the CoS. All the Xenu stuff - surely this is a joke right? Surely this *can't* be what the CoS belives right? Right? Oo
Not sure what to make of the Surface
I did briefly look at getting a Surface but the thing that puts me off the most is that the one I can afford uses Win RT. RT seems like the odd one out somehow because it's the only device so far that uses this operating system and (although I'm not a dev myself) I can't really see developers spending time and money creating applications for such a small market. If the smaller Surface had run Windows Phone 8, I suspect it'd be a more popular choice (although the pricing weighs it down unfavorably versus its rivals).
It's the same problem they had back in Round 1 of the Smartphone Wars, when there was the three-way between them, Symbian and Palm OS. They had the Pocket PC version of their OS (Windows Mobile), the smartphone version that cropped on on the SPV 500 phones and then Windows CE as well. Although Symbian had three different versions as well (Series 60, Series 80 and the very limited Series 90) they had a far larger resource pool to draw from, having several companies chipping in for R&D rather just one alone.
Re: "No one really likes to wear glasses at the best of times"
I like seeing glasses on a woman. They give a wonderfully sophisticated and sexy look.
Not to put too fine a point on it. My first real relationship was with a friend I'd met online and through many months and years of conversation with, eventually blossomed into the best two years of my life. If you tell me there's no romance to be found in a mouse click, you're doing it wrong.
EDIT: And as for the "no beauty to be found in games", do we really have to re-tread this tired ground again? Even Roger Ebert admitted he fucked up on that score.
Nice try but it sounded a lot more scary when it came from Liam Neeson's mouth.
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