1492 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 12:46 GMT
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). =)
Was it Scratch 'n' Sniff?
Re: I kind of like my PlayBook
Is it possible to get a keyboard for the Playbook? I'd like a really cheap tablet that has a physical keyboard of some sort. Something light I can carry to and from work and use it to type fairly long documents on. pdf and ebook support is a must.
Any suggestions? =)
A major omission
Where the heck is Team Fortress 2? Whine as much as you like about hats but the original vanilla Team Fortress 2 is for many people the first step into FPSes!
Unreal Tournament is another one, although I can appreciate it'd fall under "Unreal". You also missed Left 4 Dead as well. That's a more important inclusion because it actively forced players to work together.
With Windows, you have panes of glass, so I suppose you could call it Panes.
Because then you could have growing panes when it is first launched and it can eventually become a pane in the arse once its established.
You missed Pathalogic and Ice Pick Lodge's most recent creepfest The Void. Hearing the Brothers speak in their hellish metallic voices, not to mention what they *look* like certainly gives me the heebie-jeebies.
They really shouldn't be holding their breath
I understand that having a lung full of air will cause more damage in a vaccuum than if you've exhaled completely.
Can't remember whether it was Event Horizon or Sunshine that put that theory forward.
Re: WoW could have been eternal
While I don't agree with everything you've said, the comments about dungeons really does ring true for me. Granted, it was a massive pain in the ass looking for the right class with the right cc for a dungeon and using "Fear" was often an amusing recipe for suicide but because the dungeons were hard, you *had* to talk to the other people in the group and sometimes you'd even make a friend in the process.
I'd like to see dungeons go back to the time time when CC was essential and planning careful pulls was the mark of a good tank. It is really is just "go nuts with you AoE, don't forget the loot on the way out".
I still remember the dungeon runs people did for the Warlock and Paladin epic mounts back in vanilla. They were ball busting challenges and truly deserving of the "Epic" epithet.
Now get the hell off my lawn you goddamn punk kids.
The next new thing
Is this the mysterious "Project Titan" that's been alluded to in various magazine articles? It's been worked on for a number of years now iirc. I can't help wondering what the graphical quality will be like and whether it will be much of a step up from Warcraft.
I am truly hoping it's not just WoW 2 or World of Starcraft. It'd be nice to see Blizzard explore slightly more mature themes than fluffy pandas.
Damn straight. You know what this story needs to liven it up? A patent trial where Bosch and Dyson race to get each other's products banned while driving judges and jurors to drink.
Re: quite a nice breakthrough, if it, eh, breaks through
I think it's a bad idea myself. The plane takes off and the faintest whiff of cooking oil floats through the cabin, putting you in just the right frame of mind for a fry up and instead you get served an undercooked chicken swimming in a sauce technically described as "red shit".
In other news
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
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