Ah, I wasn't accusing the Register of being sensationalist, that was aimed squarely at the Mirror and Daily Mail. In a brief article like this though the description of the work made it sound like absolute fluff, which is the conclusion some of the commenters above have obviously come to.
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Sheffield has a horrible square ended cathedral in the city centre. Having played a lot of Fallout 3 on a pretty old PC, I imagined that someone must have set the draw distance quite low and that if I walked a bit closer the apparently missing spire would fade into view.
Not that I'm mad or anything.
...and the way El Reg described it made it sound like bad science, i.e. setting out to do a study using a tiny and biased sample. Whereas it was really a paper that says to other scientists "hey this is interesting, we're going to study it further".
The Mirror and Daily Fail clearly only cared about a sensationalist negative anti-gaming article, but then that's not anything new.
Not a binary classification
There's a whole spectrum of games between meat-headed COD and 'plan meticulously but still get shot by someone a mile away that you had no hope of seeing' Op Flashpoint. This is certainly closer to COD, but there is at least a semblance of tactics required, i.e. taking cover from time to time rather than running around like a maniac.
Some people like to cuddle afterwards.
...and how many professors actually wear their gowns to anything other than No.1 dress occasions?
Just in time
Just in time for me to get a new phone when my contract runs out.
"On top of which, sometimes it is just better to have 2 devices for doing 2 different things in 2 different places."
I agree with this. That's why I'd rather have a PC with separate monitor, or TV with separate DVD player and digi-box, rather than any kind of combo. If something fails, or you want to upgrade it (my HTC hero is going out the door as soon as my contract is up), you just swap out one of your gadgets instead of buying a whole new system.
It won't shut up the conspiracy nuts
...but I'm certainly impressed.
Finally a way to deal with those beat-thumping hip-hop listening neighbours.
What a shame.
Since SETI was essentially trying to find patterns in that static you see on an untuned TV, CERN have a slightly better chance I feel.
Forward thinking of them
I first read the conference name as "20th Unisex Security Symposium".
You then need to consider the possibility of getting it wrong. While your system is fallible, you can't allow capital punishment to continue.
Tends towards Godwin's Law
All of them, my good fellow. Providing the "correct" political views are those of right minded non-bastards, i.e. those who don't go in for death penalty, human testing, torture, genocide etc.
To take your argument to it's ultimate conclusion, are you suggesting that an organisation should employ EDL, BNP, all the way up to (neo-)Nazis, regardless of their political views?
You'll find that those who support capital punishment would love to see the consequences you describe. Without actually considering what that would mean, or course.
Well I come to expect that from our community, but I was actually referring to the article author.
Speaking as someone who is first hearing about this nonsense right here, it sounds an awful lot like you're pro-capital punishment. I feel I must have a faulty sarcasm detector, because I was sure El Reg didn't employ "that sort".
If so, that is possibly the most sensible thing the government has ever done. Balls to democracy. If the idiot turkeys decide to vote for Christmas, they need saving from themselves.
"half of us discard pennies and tuppences as pointless, and a third have refused to buy cheap things for fear of breaking a note."
Wouldn't it be nice to have so much money that you can afford a complete lack of common sense.
The author can at least pay for their paper to be made open access... if they can find another 1000-odd dollars.
It's a good scam those journals have got going.
I'd rather they just stopped misquoting their prices
£20 a month* for Cable TV, internet access and free weekend calls.
"Wow that's good!"
*plus £14.00 for line rental.
You need 10.6 if you want to upgrade to 10.7. Anything older lacks the necessary app store.
"And the number one thing that PowerPoint is not, is a page layout tool. Seriously, stop doing that."
Use it all the time for scientific posters. Won an award for one them.
Poor scientists can't afford (the money and time to get good at) anything better and a crap poster is the fault of the designer anyway.
"the other 99.99% of processor time left on my PC?"
With Zynga games as badly written as they are, you're lucky if you have any processor time left at all.
I thought this was just some guy who sort of belongs to the group, rather than anyone important.
I still suspect they're scuttling under the carpet to avoid the much bigger and more dangerous hacking group that's gunning for them.
I ATEN'T DEAD
I think you mean "I ATEN'T DEAD".
A witch doesn't need to worry about spelling. It's the word's fault for being wrong.
Down to £200?
I was going to comment on that being way too much anyway, but a very quick bit of research would suggest you'd be a mug for buying a PS3 at the current £300 RRP anyway.
The RRP for the current XBox 360 is less, but the PS3 (non-slim one) seems to actually sell for less.
Nice jump in tech?
What about those jumping from a 3GS, which is coming to the end of its 24 month contract, to a nice shiny iPhone 5? Action of an iDiot, or someone enjoying a pretty significant jump up in technology?
Ignorance is a fine excuse
Did you try to enlighten him?
Worse than ignorance is not being ignorant but failing to help others rid themselves of their's.
1.25 out of 3
I was with you on the first paragraph. Then about a quarter of the second.
The rest is just stupid fluff.
"Does not our native language merit some care?" no, not really. Languages change. Get used to it.
I could very well ask why you refer to cow meat as beef. That's a Normanism. Our Saxon language needs protecting. To which the Britons in the back will cry 'hang on a minute!'*
*Actually I can't pronounce what they'd cry.
Except that if/when they post that information on the internet for anyone to see, what little justification they have for their little crusade goes right out the window. There's nothing socially responsible about Handing our data over to the people who will gladly fuck us over for real.
"fireproof" means proofed against the effects of fire. Presumably the risk of fire damage and explosion is somewhat reduced, therefore.
....apart from the clear conclusion that nicely sums up who should and should not get one you mean?
Got a point
It's not like the ones with a numpad costs any more.
Know where your towel is
The yellow stripes are high in protein, the green ones have vitamin B and C complexes, and the little pink flowers contain wheat germ extract
Still, I wonder how the crowd would react to something of this nature.
That makes (crazy studio) sense from a licensing point of view.
It'll stunt its growth though.
Police are expected to obey the law
Except when it involves cameras and the storage and processing of DNA data.
...and what percentage of Americans don't know how to place a % unit correctly?
Ours is the pick up the bill generation
It seems ours is the pick up the bill generation. The baby boomers in the political and financier classes tell use to tighten our belts to pay for their excesses, and we're told we're not allowed to palm it off to future generations as they did. We're like a middle child.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was us and France. America only really joined in because we asked them.
Don't you find it tiring to be so cynical all the time?
"Snow Leopard - aka 10.6 - costs $29 / £26"
Really? I didn't realise it had gotten so low.
Last time I bought it was 10.3, which cost about £50 as I was a student.
Normally I agree
...except in this case it would be interesting to see a movie of Dune that isn't quite so mad. The original was on over the weekend, and I think 'cult classic' must be a euphemism for 'didn't do well in cinemas because people on acid prefer to watch the popcorn machine'.
Surely the fact that they've created 10,000 jobs that pay at least minimum wage can only be a good thing. A job is a job.
Well OK, 700
Well OK, 700 jobs. They're still jobs.
Not sure how overall spending is calculated, as I'm pretty sure the digital distribution service don't declare their sales figures.
Enlightened yes, but not common
I can imagine many women, men too but particularly women, finding it hard to adopt such an attitude. Imagine if the women's email contact lists included work colleagues.
So, so jaded.
"I have been here too long"
I fear so.