1492 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
Re: Thank God
As a Londoner, I often feel that the best way to improve upon my home city would be to burn it to the ground and sow the soil with salt.
Holy shit, really? oO
Have you got a source for that, because that's disgusting if they're really charging an extra £2.30 just to bonk.
Re: To Bonk or not to Bonk
Depends on the frequency of your bonkage, good sir and how well you treat the machine afterwards. If you merely bonk and disappear without a second glance backward, we shall know you to be a manwhore of the most shameless sort.
Pull the other one...
...it's got a gravity-powered-LED-light on.
Re: The obvious way to film this
There's probably an extremely obscure film in certain domains with a double feature of John McAfee and Kim Dotcom.
Don't be too quick...
It never bloody happened on my Motorola. >:(
I miss my 6210. The battery life on it was eternal and it was pretty decent at taking and receiving calls.
Re: Gaming! All I wanna know is if you can game on this thing!
Hmmm. If I was coughing for such a grandiose desktop as this, I'd want a proper graphics card in it, not a half assed "Mobility" version. I find support in terms of drivers, etc for laptop versions of graphics cards to be extremely lacking.
Well, there's plenty of background material a potential scriptwriter can draw on. A Bug's Life and The Blob spring immediately to mind.
As for a director, I think M Night Shyalaman could come up with some...interesting...ideas. Perhaps have some kind of otherworldly demon take control of John McAfee and the plucky heroine saves the day by showing him the source code for the latest version of McAfee AV. As his neurons absorb the logical structure of it, his creation battles the demon in McAfee's mindscape. The twist is it turns out the demon was actually McAfee AV 2014 released prematurely.
I'll miss him
I actually had the rare honour of being invited to his home when I was 10. He had been giving a presentation for a lunch at my dad's place of work. They started chatting and he invited us all over. I got to see Mars through the massive telescope in his back garden and he asked me to sketch what I saw. I think I still have the drawing in a signed book he gave me. Later that evening he brought out his wooden xylophone and taught my sister how to play a couple of songs.
The man was a true legend and leaves behind a fantastic legacy.
Fund a Kickstarter to get Max Headroom put on DVD.
Never, ever use the word "frenemies" again on this website.
This is pretty goddamn repulsive. A guy has to have a significant portion of his cranial matter removed and the company bungs him a handful of coppers and tells him to get lost? That's fucked up even by Chinese work ethics.
Are there any mobile manufacturers that don't use Foxconn? Because shit like this honestly does make me reconsider where I buy my stuff from
No, Miss Koh, you are not.
Groundhog Day was a fun and enjoyable experience.
Errors in the article
"Whitman reminded everyone that HP is one of the largest companies in the world and also, on a cash flow basis, one of the most profitable – throwing --- away more cash than Coca Cola, FedEx, McDonalds, and others. "We are on a very ----- shaky financial foundation," she said."
Fear not, sweet commentards, for our Playmonaut's mission has not ended in failure. Suitably equipped for the task, he now explores the mysteries of the ocean deeps, his survival suit and plastic resolve allowing him to brave pressures and depths that mere humans cannot withstand. He gazes out across an inky void of abyssal mountains and chasms, seeing creatures unknown to science.
Godspeed, brave aquanaut.
He is so misinformed
Having an iPhone is not a sign of having wealthy parents. Maybe he traded a perfectly honest and respectable kidney for one.
Re: Prior art?
If even half of that comic is correct...wow. Why the fuck was I learning about Edison in school?
It's a good step in the right direction
It reminds me of the mechs from the Armored Core games. Only the bipedal ones could truly walk, the four legged ones moved in a similar fashion to these.
In Lester's defence
Lester is normally a very enjoyable writer and his articles have often given me a laugh when I needed one. The other thing to bear in mind is not everyone has had the genuine pleasure of working/knowing transfolks; as a consequence not everyone knows when ribbing turns into hurtful remarks. This article has been a swing and a miss for Mr Haines but if were revised to be more sensitive, I'd be cool with that.
Christ knows there's enough bloody witch hunts in this country at the moment without needing to nail Lester for a one-off fuck up. Just as long as it is a one-off fuck up. =)
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.
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