1511 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Doesn't sound promising
At this rate BB10 is "bedding in" to a bed with an earth mattress and stone headboard.
Old news is not necessarily bad news
"Hey, you remember a few months back that guy mentioned that the government were spying on us?"
"They've just republished the story again. Yawn."
"Well, did anything change as a result of it?"
<goes off to check> "Hey, nothing changed! They were hoping it would all just be forgotten - and we forgot!"
Sometimes old news repeated can serve as a reminder just make sure changes are actually happening.
I applaud folks that are willing to deal with the population crisis...
...by taking a hands on approach. They're truly a cut above.
Run, Firefox OS, run!
If you value your existence, shoot the HP rep in the kneecaps the instant he sets foot on Mozilla HQ.
Designing a perfectly safe computer
The most secure computer is one that doesn't power up and lacks a keyboard, mouse and touchscreen. The hard drive is housed in a cpu tower made of heavily padlocked concrete and it has absolutely no ports anywhere on it. No, not even that one.
Re: Beasteality ?
Hmmm, I'd probably put a WH40K spin on it and go with Xeniality for loving aliens, derived from "xeno".
Running forward is easy
...stopping before you go arse over head into a pit is not. -.-
Re: I think we're missing a trick here..
Chuck in a good quality emulator and some Atari games and I'd buy one.
Just out of curiosity...
...Remember the vast wads of cash that were earmarked for 95% broadband in 2011 and 2013? Anyone happen to know which trough that lot disappeared into?
Sorry, did I say trough? I meant carefully planned and well thought out Government Spending Plan.
This isn't prison, this is slavery. When you stop and think "even people at Foxconn have better working conditions", something is massively fucked up with the world.
I'm now actually looking at my Lumia 820 now and wondering who the hell made it.
Re: "doesn't actually risk the earth-shattering kaboom of a matter-antimatter annihilation."
Or to put this another way, an antimatter reactor is unlikely to be feasible in the near future. =(
Re: It just costs money
"If it ain't broken you don't fix it."
Bingo. It's the same reason why the computers and processors on deep space probes are frigging ancient by today's standards. The technology may be old and slow but it is *reliable*. Reliable counts for a lot when you're a million miles from Earth or when you're nuts deep in nuclear crap.
I'd have to disagree. A stylus is infinitely more precise if you have to sketch something on a screen.
This isn't the DM's style
I'm fairly sure the DM would rather that £1,000,000 was used to hire hitmen to murder suspected "paedo scum" before they get to court.
Ummm, hang on a sec
I thought Apple got stroppy about people charging subscriptions and micropayments on stuff bought through the App Store? Has Office 365 found a way around it?
I'm on the fence on this one
It's not nice to see any species being culled but it's sometimes necessary for the ecosystem as a whole. Deer immediately spring to mind as an example.
It might just have been where I was in St John's Ambulance as a kid and therefore read up more on badgers but I'm under no illusions that they are adorable fuzzy wuzzy creatures. They can be vicious little sods - the American badger for example can disembowel a coyote and is capable of even seeing off freaking *bears*. It's European equivalent shouldn't be any less capable, given it's half as large again as its American counterpart.
Re: Seems legit
"Earth Porn - as approved by Eccentrica Galumbits."
Re: I've seen the future and it will be
We can only hope. Knowing my luck though, a merger between those two will actually open some kind of interdimensional rift to Hell. -.-
Re: Under UK Law
"Your Honour, the prosecution wishes to submit Exhibit A as evidence against the defendant on child pornography charges."
"But that's just a hard disk that's been set on fire."
"But why would the defendant set fire to it if there *wasn't* sick filthy child porn on it?"
"GUILTY! Lock the little bastard up for life."
Re: Well done Sony.
Sony have done a lot of crap in the past and I'm one of those folks that was really pissed about OtherOS. Today's shenanigans however come dangerously close to making Sony look like a decent company. In a dim light. With poor vision.
As for the issue of looking like a berk when making a phone call, a bluetooth headset fixes that problem quite nicely.
People like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are the ones that have put their asses on the line for free speech, Assange is just a publicity whore looking for attention....
....but that said, a whistleblower's message can carry a lot further with a good publicity whore.
Re: this sums it up
This particular video has been doing brisk business on the interwebs this morning:
I read it as XBoned, because this console is royally.
And this was the point...
...that Chewie regretted not paying attention when Luke was prattling on about Jedi mind tricks.
This is a man to be respected
I have no doubt Edward Snowden is very much aware of how the US has treated Bradley Manning for his leak and yet despite this, he's stood by his beliefs and shown the world what the US is doing with PRISM. A very brave man.
Re: Something that worked a bit with one chap...
Would this be the 2 x 4 sort of volume control or the oversized wrench sort of volume control?
I've never seen a console kick itself in the balls before.
A newcomer to Jack Vance
I've heard his name mentioned on some of the RPG forums I visit and from what I've gleaned from the article, I think I'd enjoy his work. Any recommendations on a title to begin with? =)
Re: Windows - now that *is* a name from the past...
Who would be the audience?
Re: Bill Nighy gets the William Hartnell vote
As someone that grew up with Hartnell, Troughton, et al, I heartily endorse this suggestion.
First female Doctor
I'd actually like to see this. It'd be cool to see how he reacts to his new gender and whether it changes any aspects of his personality as a result.
Billie Piper - No. Too much storyline associated with the character.
Olivia Coleman - While she was great in Peep Show and Hot Fuzz, she doesn't really strike me as "Doctor" material.
Helen Mirren (?sp) - Now we're getting somewhere.
Alex Kingston - An ideal candidate....but too much storyline already associated with her.
I think it'd need to be a more mature actress, someone age 40 or older. A 20 or 30 something wouldn't really have the air of authority the Doctor needs.
Re: What is he doing????
I *am* thinking of them. Which is why I'm laughing at the moment.
Re: Pull the other one - its got bells on it!
Oh, you mean the English Defence League forums.
Re: Single sign-on
Did anyone else get the launcher appearing in Russian at one point yesterday?
Re: Single sign-on
Yeah, the new launcher has not been a popular decision on the forums.
Yahoo is a foul and loathsome company
...and their comment forums are one of the foulest places on the Internet. So long and don't let the hit you, knock you down and grind your body into a thin red paste on the way out.
Re: What kind of crazed saddo...
Someone that's afraid of the answers their GP will give them. Someone that can't sleep for worrying about what's happening to them. Someone dreading being told they might have the Big C.
An appointment over a webcam makes the process seem more detached, like it's happening to someone else. If it results in a "crazed saddo" getting the answers they desperately need and maybe giving them the courage and motivation they need to get further treatment, the process is worthwhile.
Embarassing Bodies is not a fucking freakshow. That illness you're laughing your ass off about? That's a real person that's having it happen to them *right now*. My job would be a lot easier if people stopped taking the piss out of the patients I see.
Re: Oh FFS
Freedom of speech allows you to say what you think. It does not grant you the right to act on those thoughts. Far too often I see religious folks saying horrific things about the LGBT community and when people try to call them to account, they claim religious persecution and oppression.
Freedom of speech allows you to say hateful and bigoted things. It does not grant you the right to *act* as a hateful bigot.
Re: Results Desired and Obtained
"Why did we waste NHS resources on treating the Woolwich scum should they not have simply preyed for recovery?"
Because we still believe in justice. You remember justice, right? It's when a person is called to account for their actions, when a crime is carefully examined to ensure that the right perpetrator has been found, to offer them a chance to explain their reasons and to sentence them appropriately. Justice is done with logic and reasoning.
We are not savages. The moment we lynch someone in a fit of rage, we *are* no better than those we claim to fight. Justice can be corrupted. Justice can make mistakes. But I wouldn't want to live in a world without it.
While I really do enjoy seeing someone sticking the boot into wankers like the EDL, there are folks that sign up to forums like theirs to protest against them. Not everyone on that website is a frothing at the mouth nationalist, yet they run the risk of being lumped in with the rest of the English Dickhead League.
Re: Is there anything Graphene can't do?
Get a user to remember their password?
I love it!
A keyboard you can beat a user to death with, yet resilient enough to type on afterwards!
...you know, after fishing out skull fragments and gore from between the keys. >.>
So could something like this be a very, very, very early stage in terraforming Mars?
Now get the hell off my BBS, you no good punk kids.
I have total faith in Sony to accomplish that.
Now that's something I'm looking forward to - CCP did a really cool tech demo of how it might be used in EVE Online for a fighter pilot system.
It's not a "games console" - those things are suitable only for sweaty, ugly nerds. This is a "media entertainment system", designed for stylish and hip young 20-somethings that might use it once or twice a week to watch "Game of Thrones" on Sky.
Re: If only..
Hash (n): A mixture of ingredients created by dicing, chopping or repeatedly slamming someone's head in a laminating printer.
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000 ton CHUNKY CRUMBLE ENIGMA
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad