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Re: @ Don Eh? - Thomas
Good luck AC - I hope it works out for you. =)
Hand on heart, it wouldn't faze me in the slightest. What has someone's sex got to do with whether you love them or not?
Although not LGBT myself, I do hang out with a lot of transexual folks on another forum. The process of transitioning is unbelievably tough as it is without articles like this. Rather than painting the husband as being gamed or conned, have a thought about what the wife's life is like. After years, she finally feels safe and accepted about who she is and then *bam* - she's lost the man she loves in the most devestating way possible and now articles are popping up all over the web painting her as a liar and digging through her past for sordid details.
Not cool, El Reg. Not cool.
Re: Begin settling space,
You forgot the Patent Lawyers.
Re: Why I'm Not A Judge
I'd sleep terribly I must admit because I'd be up all night fiddling around with kernels other Linux nonsense on it. =p
With great power comes great responsibility
Me: "Siri, what the fuck is this article suggesting?"
iPhone: "Help me, for the love of God help me, I'm trapped in here."
Re: Why is Ubisoft still producing games?
@AC: Holy shit. I was actually being slightly tounge in cheek with my first post. I never expected to be right. oO. From your description he sounds like a real asshole.
Re: Have to agree
This is actually what I'm hoping to get up and running on my new computer this weekend. Its a standard but high end desktop with an Nvidia GTX 670 as I understand Nvidia has marginally better Linux support than ATI. From what I gather, the Linux version of Steam has only been tested on Ubuntu but given Mint is a spin off of Ubuntu without the crapware, I shouldn't have too many problems, right?
It's the first time I'm using Linux on a desktop so any pointers would be appreciated (I have Windows 7 as a back up OS for the more system hungry stuff like Planetside 2).
What's that green stuff along the bottom of the photos? Is there Tiberium growing on Mars?
Re: All together now...
Why is Ubisoft still producing games?
I really don't get it. This isn't a dig at the quality of the games or their gigantic hard-on for DRM. It's about the fact they really, honestly can't stand their customers.
We've already seen previously their views on their PC owning customers, with the phrase "thieving pirate scum" taking a prominent role in that discussion. Now, they seem to be saying "Oh, the AC3 Collector's Edition's got lifted and pre-orderers won't get their shiny medals. Who gives a fuck, right?"
This seems to go beyond mere contempt and veers into actual dislike. Maybe they should do what their hearts are telling them to: leave the gaming industry and settle down on a farm somewhere and raise sheep. They bleat less and they don't need as much copy protection software installed on them.
Do the right thing Ubisoft. You'll be happier in the long run. =)
Re: Speaking of Kickstarter
Bear in mind that Elite still has at least a month to run and that many people may be more inclined to pledge after payday at the end of November. Also, most Kickstarters tend to slow down in the middle phase before ramping up again at the end (The Double Fine and Order of The Stick comic were two that followed this pattern).
Highly entertaining reading material like this blog. =P
I don't know...
I admit my knowledge of 3D printing is shamefully lax but I don't think this should be dismissed as just another patent troll case. Reading through the patent on another site, it's a pretty convoluted method, so it doesn't fall under "rounded corners" or "slide X into slot Y". The lawsuit against Kickstarter should be a non-starter though.
As an aside, I've just had a rather wonderful idea. Kickstarter is a way of funding worthwhile ideas through crowd funding. So it got me wondering as to what the reverse might be and bingo:
www. classactionstarter . com
Lawyers put up various situations and ideas that they think might be grounds for a class action lawsuit and if an idea gets enough support and money to cover the legal fees it goes ahead!
What other Hobbit merchandise could we be seeing soon?
Perhaps Glamdring and Sting type contraceptives that glow blue in the dark when foes approach?
Was never a huge fan of typewriters
Awfully hard to concentrate on writing when something's banging away in the background.
I look forward to the Hollywood version
...with "Bad to the Bone" as its theme song.
It reminds me of a Creeper from Minecraft
One can only hope it doesn't strain too hard or there's going to be a bloody great crater on the banks of the Thames.
Re: What did people expect
Nice try but does anyone else remember when you could reset someone's Android G1 simply by texting the word "reboot" to them?
My friend still hasn't forgiven me for shamelessly abusing his shiny new phone.
Re: Inc Lawsuits against the underarm smelly company.
Actually, it'd be kind of apt given that they'll both stink to high heaven.
It's the one with the little red arrow on it, Apple fans! =D
Don't be too harsh. You'd probably get faster internet with gambling companies.
Re: Noticed this too
My connection seems a hell of a lot faster since my "bye bye to Virgin Media" upgrade.
Re: I did some research
Rather apt, perhaps, that he submits his interviews to Wired...
Re: The Pedofinder General has found you guilty in the court of public opinion!
Recently, I've been reading books like Malleus Maleficarum as part of a pet project I'm working on. I am deeply grateful to the British public for giving me this opportunity to see what 15th century witch hunt was like.
If you are in a successful and stable menage a trois relationship, I strongly suspect you have more entertaining things to do with your time than worry about a Facebook page.
Re: This strikes me as more than a little desparate....
Well, I guess it's better than Amazon's couples page.
"If you have enjoyed shagging this person, why not try shagging other people enjoyed by them?"
The business with the star ratings was an unnecessary cruelty, I felt. -.-
Re: Too obvious?
The article misses some important details about the planet that really need answering:
a) Does this planet have horns?
b) Is it largely made of metal?
c) Is it voiced by Orson Wells?
Deeply concerned minds wish to know.
Not a good idea.
If my collection of shiny toys from yesteryear is anything to go by, after 3 years or so the battery on that thing is going to be totally shagged and unusuable. A shame really. I'd love to get my hands on a fully working good condition Tungsten T3. =/
If this article is accurate young limbs can most definitely be separated.
Not all bad suggestions
I'm sure "Annakin Montana" would be considerably less of a whiny girl than the version we got.
Re: Should that not have been
Or possibly boning-fide research.
Why conjure up a host of new characters no-one cares about?
The Timothy Zahn series featuring Mara Jade and the sublime Admiral Thrawn would make a fantastic film series, while still featuring all the old familiar names.
Re: Anyone else..?
Now want to stuff their users in a dishwasher?
Re: Back to basics..
I did a review on one of the iTech Bluetooth Laser Keyboards for All About Symbian a few years back. It was an interesting bit of kit but had issues in strong sunlight. It was also a gargantuan pain in the ass getting the bloody thing to connect to my phone.
Think I've still got it hidden away in my mountain of abandoned gadgets somewhere...
Richly deserving of punishment
I'm reliably informed that Warfighter is a fucking awful game.
Samsung/Apple makes me think of a highly awkward slash fiction pairing where Tim Cook makes out with Kwon Oh Hyun.
Don't feel bad about Comet
It'll be back in another hundred years or so as a herald of doom to the IT sales sector.
The patient is always right
Never mind that the cardiology technicians and consultants have told him the data is of no medical use, he is a PATIENT, godsdamnit, and he knows more about the finer points of cardiac function than some asshole that spent best part of a decade qualifying as a doctor and he says "fetch".
Hell, I'd be happy with any of those on a fondleslab! =D
It's more things like 3D platformers such as Tomb Raider or Legacy of Kain - games which require very precisely timed inputs, often with multiple button presses that I think would be extremely difficult to put on a slab.
Re: Oh dear,
It's been a blast guys.Have my ashes put onboard Vulture 2.
Agreed. This problem has been the bane of hardcore games phones for years. Even a system with a dedicated touchscreen - the Nintendo DS - doesn't use it beyond a couple of quick time events and menu navigation because it doesn't allow for fast responses or multiple simultaneous inputs. Even if a touchscreen could register four finger presses at once, you wouldn't be able to play because your hand would be over the screen.
A gaming system must have dedicated (and ergonomic) gaming controls.
If it's reaching the stage where it's becoming harder and harder to support traditional voice calls, why not scrap it altogether, allocate the bandwidth to more data and have phones communicate via VoIP instead? This isn't a troll attempt, I'm just curious (and ignorant). =)