Battlegrounds was rubbish. It was just an unimaginative mod for Age of Empires, which was already 4 years old. For goodness sake, Homeworld came out two years before Battlegrounds.
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Re: I know one thing...
Expect to see a patent for this design being accepted by the USPO any time soon.
I'd be annoyed at the arrangement of the keyboard, but I think it's just a US layout.
Re: But, since the system IS in place...
A broken system is worse than no system at all.
Re: Why only O2 & Vodafone?
Also, why not discount it for Virgin Mobile customers? There aren't that many of them, after all.
The attendee in the first situation will then be shunned for the rest of the conference, and rightly so.
Re: More than enough...
4.2 gigawatts! 4.2 gigawatts. Great Scott!
Re: Silly Strains
What's the point of having a smart phone if not to extend the internet, and the information available on it, to wherever you happen to be?
OK maybe you need a personal organiser. You should have bought a PDA before they became obsolete. If you only need a phone that you can carry around, just buy a simple button phone. It'll be cheaper, get better signal and its battery will last forever.
If you own a smartphone this is precisely the kind of use it might have on a day-to-day basis.
Yes, it should be free.
Or rather, some of the stupid money gouged out of me for tickets should have gone towards packaging this public information into a free app.
Re: @AC - So you can sell software you have acquired...
I actually don't have a real problem with download only software, if the price is right. OS X Lion at £20 isn't too bad. £70 is the best I can find for an OEM disk of Win 7.
I doubt MS will be selling their download Windows at that sort of price though, since it's their main income. Let alone console game publishers who have to pay a big cut to MS and Sony ...and are bloody greedy anyway.
Re: What's it called?
...my left leg would also get pretty sweaty, pretty quickly.
Re: assuming retired after 3 years
...and not cost as much as a far more powerful laptop too.
Re: If its so widespread AND illegal
I quite agree
Re: If its so widespread AND illegal
"Since I started buying CDs >25 years ago, no one seems to have been forcing me to re-buy anything.
Or even meaningfully trying to claim that I should."
So all the songs you bought back then and have since wanted to listen on your MP3 player, you just went ahead and bought again?
Don't you remember when they started mucking about with copy protection (car stereo killing in some cases, rootkit installing in others) on CDs?
Re: Warning: PDF
"Warning: Movie clip" or "Warning: Has Sound" would also be quite good, where it's not obvious.
Finding the mute has unstuck itself when at work is not an enjoyable experience.
Re: If its so widespread AND illegal
"So if enough people want to do something, it should simply be legalised?"
I believe that is rather the meaning of democracy, yes. For better or worse.
Although, here I think the point was that widespread piracy is at least partly due to the outdated business model of content providers. The refusal of the record companies to accept that we shouldn't have to re-buy all our music every time they bring out a new media format, for instance.
Re: People want.. new content, not '3D' content?
"for a long time everyone was just watching SD broadcasts and pretending it looked better"
...but then if you're going from a 15 year old CRT TV to a big LCD it's bound to.
It would depend on her age and appearance. We do have some standards.
...OK maybe not.
Re: media center?
I don't care for the UI much, which is pretty bloody sloppy in my opinion. The functionality is essential though.
Wasn't Media Center only on the Premium, Ultimate, or some other more expensive version than Basic?
Re: Ability to turn Start Screen OFF?
It would have made sense on Windows 8 Pro. That's the one businesses would be getting if it wasn't going to be a clanger.
Rumour has it Prey 2 has been canned.
Re: No PC games then?
You work for Ubisoft, right?
"would us Brits really have better taste?"
We'd have a PC games list for a start.
I don't get why you would want a cartridge coffee maker. You're tying yourself to one manufacturer and are forced to pay whatever they want to charge.
They may have me on printer cartridges, but I'll be damned if they get their hands on my coffee!
Re: What precisely
If you want to publish in an open access journal, or make your paper open access in a paid-for journal, you have to pay. Why you have to pay is another question.
"You know that you are old when you can remember when the Simpsons was funny."
That was around the second series right?
I know you're not talking about the first few series when they still tried to have a message.
El Reg ought to make a bigger deal about this. Looks like it's strictly US only.
Or Rogue Trader.
...or even Crime Watch.
You see, it won't actually be a Titanic-like tragedy until the news media says it is. Much like a sinking of the actual Titanic, which was made an unthinkable tragedy by the papers after it happened. The myth that it was considered unsinkable wasn't banded around until after had gone down either. People who build ships don't say things like that.
All in all, the Titanic is a famous ship because it sunk. If it hadn't, it would be the Olympic we remember (though without the romanticism).
The Age of Austerity is just something that happened to other people?
Yeah, I know this is a tech site and tech is expensive. It's still bloody depressing when you're someone who has to think twice before spending anything at all.
Re: yeah ok
I think you'll find one's success in these matters has little or nothing to do with the phone you own.
Re: Suspension of Refunds, Exchanges?
"trying to figure out why somebody down voted you on this post. Baffled!"
Statutory rights are for bleeding heart pinkos... apparently.
Re: Not writting it off....
But it says it's dangerous on the walls of men's toilets, so it must be true.
Re: simple solution
"Or, commit more to DLC."
I'll be sporting and give you a 30 second head start.
Alert, Jason Togneri. You have been deemed a danger to the integrity of the hive mind. Remain where you are and await an enforcement node that will escort you to the nearest rehabilitation centre for evaluation and treatment. If treatment is unsuccessful you will be permanently disconnected from the hive and terminated.
Re: The Matrix 2
At least The Matrix 3 was funny.
Re: Siri, bah
Why else would anyone have bought the iPhone 4S?
Re: "Given that most phones are replaced in 12-18 month cycles"
Share and enjoy!
Re: Coming to the UK
Precisely why I don't buy carrier branded phones any more.
Re: "The ageing Galaxy S"
This is a good argument for buying a phone with vanilla Android on it, rather than a branded version.
Re: Arrrgh... "and a photo editor"
Who says it can't be removed?
*Assuming we keep the license fee, anyone who pays it should not be charged. Period.
Anyone else, including those overseas, should be asked to pay a reasonable sum.
*Should we keep the license fee at all? Difficult question.
Re: I've already secured funding for 80 units
Not to this ageing dinosaur it won't.
...and I'm still in my 20s.
That may well be a major driving force behind this. Publishers hate second hand sales.
Anyone know what the relative cost of a DVD is to a memory card? Or are Amazon and its ilk going to be selling serial keys for games that people then download from XBox Live?
If Microsoft think they can survive on XBox Live sales alone, they've got another thing coming.
Re: Holy major rip-off Batman
Is it £100 for 3G, or £100 for 4G and 3G one of which you can't use?
Could this be...
...Apple's Operation Valkyrie?
Re: Re: Commentard
Well "boffin" is a fairly old English term for scientist. Think of it as the English equivalent to the USA's "egg-head".