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A notable El Reg commentard, Thomas 4, recently announced that his revolutionary new liquid storage medium, the iBottle, was experiencing supply shortages.
"Well, I only have the one empty bottle left after lunch and I dunno if I have the bladder capacity to manage another Coke right now," he was quoted as saying.
This shocking news has result in vicious battle royales between bottle fans desperate to get their hands on the iBottle, with opportunists purchasing the iBottle at its normal RRP of £369 before selling them on eBay for a tremendous mark up.
Whales or scientists?
The problem with Server Snakes and Ladders is that there's one very, very small ladder at the start which you can only use once and every single other square has a malware-riddled snake on it.
Seriously? £31 for a piss poor 500Mb a month?
As someone that moved around a lot for his previous line of work, I was dependant on a 3G dongle to play online gaming (and God forbid I should try to play a game that used P2P like Civ or Company of Heroes). In the space of a month I could *easily* burn through about 3Gb on nightly usage, game updates, driver updates, Teamspeek, Steam, etc, let alone downloading a full game.
No one and I do mean no-one uses 500Mb or more just to look at fricking web pages, which seems to be the delusion that Vodafone and other telecos seem to be living under.
7a. Forced to code in Visual Basic on a ZX81 keyboard.
Re: We have all been there...
That Firelands raid isn't going to organise itself and I speak from experience in this regard. -.-
I forgot something!
I forgot to add the shining jewel of my obscure tech hoarding:
1 x fully boxed and working Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA.
Sorry sir, your jacket exploded and took half the room with it.
Re: We have all been there...
I think it was XKCD that said something like "there is no force in the universe that can stop a geek desperate for an internet connection."
Yup, my cupboard is a vertiable IT graveyard of various bits and pieces. Off the top of my head....
1 x Palm Tungsten T5 - fully boxed
1 x Palm Infrared Fold Out Keyboard
1 x Compact Flash I USB reader - I have no earthly idea how this got there
1 x Nokia 6230
1 x Blackberry Pearl
1 x Motorola Droid (now reincarnated as an alarm clock)
1 x Experia Play with a busted touchscreen that I really should send away for repair
1 x Amstrad GX4000 (old school baby!)
1 x Asus Eee PC 701 (Mint in box, used twice)
1 x unholy rats nest of VGA cables, coaxial network cables, fibre optic cables, audio plugs, microphones, antennas and something that scratches around in the bottom of the box and keeps me awake at night
I really should dump some of this crap on eBay. Except maybe for the last one. I'm not touching that. oO
Re: I can't believe this would happen...
In fairness I would derive a certain satisfaction from watching Michael Gove get tasered though.
How's that 15 year old purple iMac doing these days? =p
Re: Ooh, syndicate
I haven't given up hope on this one yet. Given that PC gaming critics are currently wanking themselves into a coma over the new X-COM, someone may decide that there's money to be made in high quality re-releases of old strategy games.
However, given that Syndicate is currently in the iron-clawed grip of EA, I'm not holding out a lot of hope that it'd be good....
You're not Spartacus. You're BillG. It says so right next to the title of your post. You're fibbing to us, *on the internet*. Have you no shame sir?
My mouse has been hovering over the "vote" button for ten minutes now and I'm still no closer to a decision. X_x
Disclaimer: I am not a Labour support, so don't read too much into the following.
So far, the only MP that has shown any kind of true enthusiasm for the games industry is a chap called Tom Watson. His name has often come up when Keith Vaz et al are trying to get something banned as the other side of the coin. I don't know what his other policies are - he might be a completely moron in all other respects. However, at least he legitimately recognises the rights of adults to play games without having to have their hobby gutted and vetted by the Mummy Brigade.
If they were sourced by G4S, it would make for a remarkably dull and short Bond movie.
Re: Here we go again
Ummm...just a small question. If people won't buy WinPhone 8 handsets until they have an established user base, how will they get an established user base?
Not a shot at you personally, more highlighting a paradox that can screw over even the biggest phone makers. Remember how long it took the G1 to get Android recognised?
"We all want a fair and even patent system...
...we just don't want these other guys to have it as well."
What, you mean you want him to pass the sound barrier *alive*?
People are so damn picky sometimes.
Re: thought police
"They really believe that by telling you what to think, you will end up thinking it. Has it ever worked on anybody on here?"
I'd reply to this but a thousand screaming fanbois have finally shown me the light and I'm now off to get an iPhone 5.
McAfee used to be a pretty decent AV system a few years back - it was fairly nippy and didn't ask for too much in the way of system resources to run. These days, it seems to have become a rather bloated monster, like Norton. Maybe by trimming some of the fat from their personnel, some of the fat may be trimmed from the software too. Although it's never cool to see a hard working person lose their job. =/
It's odd that the Koreans are pushing OLED technology when it was a Japanese company that first started shipping a commerical OLED device about 10 years ago. The first time I became aware of it was with Sony's line of Palm OS handhelds. The very last one they produced, which sadly only reached the Japanese market featured an OLED display. It looked rather spiffy and was hellishly expensive.
Not a bad article
But I preffered their one about Penetrating Encrypted Networks In Secret.
A monstorous commie plot
Maybe bond adds the peppercorns to get rid of the fluoride content of the vodka. It's in children's ice cream after all...
I can see what you're saying about Brosnan, especially in the very sub par The World Is Not Enough. At the beginning of Goldeneye though, the scene with the power plant, he does have a fair amount of his old ruthlessness, given that he was willing to blow up his fellow agent in order to complete the mission, not to mention the scene where they're beating the crap out of each other on the radio transmitter.
Re: Bondnote 3
I can't remember whether it was one of the books or the films but I recall one of Bond's friends saying that his Walther PPK was a "girl's gun".
Anyone can sit on a chair. That is why Facebook is ass.
Re: Surely that should be...
Hmmm...it's easier to evaluate them based on individual films rather than overall:
1) Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
2) Sean Connery in Goldfinger
3) Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye
4) Roger Moore in Live And Let Die.
Re: It was just his way of expressing his
Wait, Clippy has snuffed it?
Some of Wu-Tang Clan's very early stuff is actually pretty decent and considerably better than the crap pumped out by Dre et al.
"Quad core is overkill when few applications are massively multi-threaded, just optimise your OS or stop using hooky interpreted Java code."
Damn right AC, this processor is far too fast. Why the hell do we want fast processors in the latest iterations of smartphones and pads? We should have been happy with the 500Mhz processors we had back in the days of iPaq. Goddamn kids.
I swung by this protest for "Free Pastitsios" and came away hungry when there weren't any.
While the grind is lessened, certainly, it is still there. There's something like 80 or 90 levels to chew through and while the group quests make it easier, it does still boil down to the usual "kill & collect". That said, the tasks do feel more meaningful - gathering crops in a field, putting out fires after a town has been attacked & picking up items that you use yourself. Other nice touches like exploring for skill shrines and vistas are very welcome and unlike SW:TOR's datacrons, they are actually achievable for someone without twitch reflexes.
Re: time flies ...
Does anyone else feel absolutely fricking ancient right now? I remember going to college and my main method of listening to music was on tape! CDs I dallied with briefly but found them too much of pain lugging around everywhere. Minidisc felt like it might have been a solution and then I got my Rio MP3 player with a whopping 32Mb of storage on an MMC card....Goddamn kids and their 160Gb iPods.
Re: But ....
Nope, but it's got teabagging down to a fine art now, and its vocabulary now encompasses every racial, sexual and grossly offensive slur known to humankind.
Re: Event Horizon
Yeah, demons and possessed space ships are pretty scary but I wouldn't rate their chances against a force that gobbles up stars like mint Poppets.
Some commentard input
Well, if this thing does go ahead, as it looks like it will, what would you want your sticker to say?
"My neighbours have made a fortune on eBay. Please ensure that parcels addressed to me do not increase their wealth."
Does this mean we'll have to pay for a new one? =(
Seems like a smart move
If you'll excuse the pun. Apple and Samsung, following their most recent bout, are going to be even more paranoid about their patents and anything they haven't produced themselves is a potential patent lawsuit waiting to happen. The whole smartphone market is toxic at the moment and now seems like a good time to get the hell out. Or at the very least, until a more sensible method of dealing with patents and disputes is brought in.
If only Batman had been there.
He'd have been able to stop the Penguin.