190 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
53 plate Titanium Grey RX-8 6-speed with leather / sat-nav and other bits.
I'll be running my games on the fastest and most graphically capable tech available as always. Today that is my pc, by 2019 it'll still be a pc with a vr augment.
Let's say that you're a small island based economy, once a great power but now a shadow of that, and your government has quite a lot of scrutiny of it's spending by the voracious local media. Now presume that you want to keep up with the military joneses and develop some 'interesting' state of the art (ish) and intentionally secret weaponry and related systems. How would you hide the spending on the secret projects ... how about a long and ridiculously predictable (suspiciously so) sequence of failed government IT projects. Your populous wouldn't bat an eyelid because it's just another failed government IT project and yet millions of pounds (ooops, giveaway there) flow freely ...
What REALLY matters when using an audio reproduction system is does it engage your emotions. If it doesn't then no matter what it cost it has failed!
Re: The ear can't hear square waves.
Me too. Gibson R9 & MESA Mark V with MESA 2x 12 vert slant. Square waves a mundo!
Re: There are cheaper, less environmentally harmful options.
Actually, if you define television as the ability to see a moving image at a distance on a screen then there is one because the car has a rear view video option. Just sayin ...
Re: A man can't even... was The contemporary King James Bible
Back in 1980 I (very briefly, we didn't get on) worked for the UK government. The toilets provided exceptionally thin and shiny toilet paper and every single sheet had the words 'Government Property' stamped on it. I kid you not.
Why does every marketing announcement these days and especially those of TV companies have to inevitably include the (supremely irritating) word 'thrilled'?!
It'll usually include 'excited' too.
Do they just push a button on a 'missive generator' and await the crap that spews forth?
Ah, so I'm struggling to cope with the fact that modern yoof prefers dumbed down console games to the more engaging PC equivalent and now I'm told that they are finding consoles too challenging and would prefer to chase fruit on a 5 inch monitor. No class.
Share & Enjoy!
I have a 128Gb (Sandisk gigabytes so actually not) micro-sd card in my Samsung phone that allows me to store most of my music collection in FLAC quality (some 24 bit eg The Beatles), listen via bluetooth headphones and interface with my car via bluetooth so I can play many hundreds of hours of content without interruption (in theory).
And I need an Apple watch why?
What we need are revolutionary, probably noisy, bands to enthuse a generation and get them acrtually thinking and passionate about something, not more devices to distribute badly encoded R&B garbage.
That'll be the iWatch with the foldout 6" display will it?
Ideally all of these items should be displayed in a museum as a group and not sold to individuals.
This was the most significant event in human history (in my opinion) and in the centuries to come people will be staggered that a proper record wasn't assembled.
I saw demos of a curved HD TV and a 65" flat 4K TV yesterday.
The curved screen had no merit but the 4K flat screen almost made me sign a credit agreement there and then. Like DVD to Blu-Ray x 2. And it was only running a fairly mediocre downloaded shop demo too! Seriously effective tech.
"What's that Skip? ... Sarah Connor is trapped inside a mental asylum and I have to send you back in time to free her? ... STREWTH!"
Just buy an AV amp and 5 speakers from a leading highstreet discount retailer of HiFi equipment (you'll be ever the richer thereafter) and do the job (semi) properly for FAR less money.
I've had great difficulty finding more than a handful of worthy dx11 games so this news is somewhat academic!
What amazes me about this whole Snowden revelation scenario is that it's been presumed for decades that the US has been routinely data gathering covertly so why is Prism etc a surprise to anyone. Just do a Google search for the Echelon project. Echelon was a reference to a supposed system that allegedly did exactly what Prism has been proven to do but for many years before. It was a badly kept secret (or deliberate leak) that Echelon existed and that many USA partners (the UK in particular) were cooperating with its operation. I've presumed for at least 15 years that every phone call and digital communication was being processed by the Echelon system, it just turns out to be called Prism these days.
Is this why woman all appear to lust after Sarah Jessica Parker?
Didn't the so called God gift humanity before?
Some kind of apple wasn't it?
How did that turn out again?
Re: 2K intermediate
I'd rather like to see the various video clips that I've recently recorded using the 4K video recording mode of my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 thank you very much. Now who's the idiot?
End of the sensible world ...
Lets see you edit and transcode HD video with any degree of success outside of a PC environment.
DX11 PC games continue to exceed the graphical quality of event he latest consoles.
Windows is required for Photoshop.
Try running a full on music production app (eg REASON) on a tablet. Yeah, right.
PCs continue to be the real deal. Everything else is a compromise or conformance to lesser requirements.
For all you people who clearly would have been happy to remain with VHS and mono sound then I respectfully wave and inwardly sigh but also announce that I want a 4K (preferably 8K) display and an associated disc player and I'm more than happy to pay the price. I want to see films as they were intended, at film resolution!
I know a modified SHADO Mobile when I see one!
I'd check for unexpected Sandra Bullocks in the airlock area ...
If it's under human control then it's a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) not a robot.
I had the same issue with the BBC TV series 'ROV Wars' ...
Re: Title is too long.
Nah ... Superman or Lex Luther always notice eventually.
Even as a life long devotee of manned spaceflight who spent a Saturday in 1969 watching a BBC transmission of Apollo 11's Saturn V on the pad and one of who's first books was 'The Observer Book of Manned Spaceflight' (still got it - 50p) and who has a variety of NASA provided signed photos of astronauts and will talk the hind wheels off a Zabriskan Fontema about the subject I have to nonetheless state that this idea is LUDICROUS!
Nothing to challenge a Note 3 I'm pleased to report. I'm still loving my 4K video mode thanks.
Re: Ha, ha.
Truly I deserved that ... dammit. :-)
Hmmm ... you are expected to throw it aloft but if it hits the ground it might/probably-will break ...
(Still want one though)
Re: Cassini Lensmen?
My thought' exactly!
Gharlane of Eddore would be a satisfactory explanation for Simon Cowell of course ...
“Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.
"But we have also," continued the management consultant, "run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability, which means that, I gather, the current going rate has something like three deciduous forests buying on ship's peanut."
"So in order to obviate this problem," he continued, "and effectively revalue the leaf, we are about to embark on a massive defoliation campaign, and...er, burn down all the forests. I think you'll all agree that's a sensible move under the circumstances.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Restaurant)
That's very clearly a mexican riding a bicycle!
It's very fast, runs at that speed for 3+ days on one charge, looks beautiful in my and everyone else who has seen it's opinion and you don't have one ...
Re: The sad thing is..
The Note-3 has a very useful and totally configurable notification light. I've missed the one on my Nokia N900 until last week when my Note-3 arrived. My Note-1 didn't have a light.
If you want one now I have an example that also includes a handy s-pen, 4K video and the words 'Samsung' and 'Note-3' written on it.
Re: as a geek
As someone who owns a Note-3 (32Gb) I can promise that you won't be disappointed.
Despite the test 'cheating' it's still VERY quick.
The 4K video is worth the price of entry alone!
Finally the ISS has generated a useful product!
Re: Beware of reapers ...
Indeed I do.
I've clearly been playing too much Mass Effect recently and it's addled and confused my brain!
Beware of reapers ...
The last space-faring toy dinosaur owner of my experience ended badly whilst claiming to be 'a leaf on the wind'. A cautionary tale ...
I'm a speciality on Androids because I'm one and my 'brother' is one ...
That's because 'I am the Lore'.
Re: Old who
Unlikely as the reason for tape recycling was reusage due to cost!
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: Big earner
"we have a tradition of good TV sci-if" ...
OK, let's make a list:
Stingray/Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet/UFO (presuming by 'us' you mean Britain).
About 3 episodes of 'The Tomorrow People'.
The Flipside of Dominick Hide.
VERY early Dr Who (Hartnell era, some later but very rare after that).
A couple of Star-Cops episodes.
Some of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide.
I'm specifically excluding:
Blake's bloody 7.
(and everything else).
The British are as likely to win the world cup as make a decent stab at a science fiction story on TV!
Whereas the Americans know exactly how to do it and make us look VERY stupid.
99% of Dr Who (badly written childish fantasy)
Re: "Oatmeal Beige," and "Rose Gold"
They're trying to appeal to the women who's wrist it's too big to fit on ...
Re: My heart bleeds
Excuse me for not feeling sorry for an insensitive fool like you. The evolution gives brain cells and the lack of education gets in the way.
Re: Seems Irrelevant
I want 4K video and I ditest MP3.
Re: It's not what you see that counts
My favourite is gold plated TOS (optical) connectors.
That'll be 'alleged' psychic.
I made the mistake of enrolling on a Computer Studies degree course at LJMU in 1989 having spent the previous few years mixing a love of microcomputer basic/assembler with some formal Pascal (Open Uni). I chose Computer Studies because I loved programming and wasn't (at the time) overly fond of anything that stank of teamwork (that's changed). Imagine my utter horror when the 3 year (plus one year industrial training) course turned out to be 40% programming and 60% business studies and bloody systems analysis! I spent as much time learning about the economics of banana production (seriously) and fucking double entry book-keeping as I did hands on with the university VAX system! As a result I lost all focus and interest by the final year and got a crap degree when I'd have possibly got a 1st if it was pure (ish) coding!
QED: Be sure that the course you sign up for is what you actually desire.