Re: Even better bargain
No. There's no excuse for reading the Mail.
848 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
No. There's no excuse for reading the Mail.
"We break legs, because we care"
Well, those tiny tweezers don't last for ever you know.
At least if they're wrong they don't have to worry about going the way of those Italian seismologists.
But Mother wasn't evil. It worked exactly as intended.
We all know this, but the heart of the problem is clearly the US patent office. Based on the approved patent, they may well have a case. The problem is that only a moron would have approved it in the first place.
How the hell do we come back from this state of craziness?
Want a proper review? Try RPS: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/21/wot-i-think-far-cry-3-single-player/
Most of Ubisoft's recent games (and older ones that have been patched) just require a net connection to activate it and then you can make it available for off-line use. It's more like Steam now.
Mind you, I bought From Dust in a Steam sale and wasn't actually able to activate it, since their bloody servers went down that weekend. I guess they must have been surprised that more than two people wanted to login on the same Saturday.
"So if I take your car but give after few days no theft happened right"
But then we just come back to the old question: if I made an identical copy of your car without actually taking it away from you, is that theft?
We know she failed to download it. I agree that we don't know all the details, but when do we ever?
The way things are going, you're never going to get a tablet.
My wife does and she's hardly a nerd and is only occasionally "on the train".
Except that this is a very light, very small and therefore very portable laptop that could be used almost anywhere. Using it exclusively on a desk would be a waste. I see no point in touch screens for desktops though.
A good machine for conferences, I'd say. You see MacBook Air users all over the place and this is very similar.
You must be able to find a similarly priced, higher spec. alternative if you don't bother with the touch screen. Surely?
Unless touch capability doesn't add as much to the price as I would guess.
"Most non-Muslims who think they've "read the Koran" are wrong."
You mean, most non-Muslims who think they've "read the Koran" are considered to be wrong by those who believe it to be more than just a book.
Well, only three or four of them are the typical mutli-platform, built for consoles but ported to PC, type of games. Some of the list aren't on anything but PC, and X-COM may be on all the big platforms but it's a PC game at heart.
Yes, more or less.
@simon_brooke: Who's looking down on who?
"Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed—to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience."
With a piece of software? That sounds uncomfortable.
I've been reading the register for about 6 years and this is the first time I've encountered the word. I suppose I could have passed it off as a typo before.
RARs are everywhere, particularly in the sticky-floored areas of the internet.
Once was a typo. Twice suggests intent.
I realise I don't know the dictionary cover to cover, but is this some sort of Linux term used by weird command-line people?
Isn't it about wanting to be a jack of all trades?
Ironically, my connection seems a hell of a lot slower since the "bye bye to buffering" upgrade.
Yeah I don't see how this is a good deal at all.
Ick. I won't touch anything made by Kobo since I had the misfortune of using a Kobo Vox.
"wifi is not standard on all of these?"
Where the hell did you get that idea from? What use would a tablet be without some kind of network connection?
Also, the Nexus 7 certainly has a GPS receiver and, although they're not mentioned*, I would be very surprised if most of the others don't too.
The update cycle is an annoyance for Android users. That one I'll grant you. Of course it can be avoided by sticking to the Nexus 7, or rooting it. I don't tend to suggest rooting phones, but I don't see a problem with rooting a tablet if you haven't bothered with a data plan.
*A bit of an oversight there, El Reg.
Starts? They always do this when Apple releases something. Apple is certainly "top dog" when it comes to brand-awareness, so using something like the iPad Mini to define a class of gadgets and looking at its near-neighbours is a good way of seeing what's out there.
...never mind that the iPad Mini (like most Apple products) is overpriced for the hardware, which may prompt someone to go looking for a better value alternative.
But as an FPS, Deus Ex is bloody awful. As a sneaky, hacky, talky game, it's genre defining.
Yeah, it doesn't look anything like Unreal. I guess it's pre-alpha.
Nonsense! These days you can look up and down and everything.
Probably for its deformable terrain.
It also looks to smooth. It must be a remake.
Why worry about competition when you have customers locked in for 24 months?
Well the answer according to the US government is almost certainly "no".
The sealed flask would surely have to be refrigerated too, to stop it from popping. It should be well insulated, but that can only do so much.
Spend much time with the intellectual elite and you'll find they have surprisingly little sense.
The black poison headcrabs being the scariest. I read that during testing Valve found that subjects would freak when they heard the hissing rattle of a poison headcrab and turn all their attention towards hunting it down. They got so focussed they'd completely ignore anything else, even though a poison headcrab can't actually kill you on its own.
But can you roll back to something that works?
"For every anecdote pointing out a flaw in Apple's mapping data...
... I can point to plenty more in Google's."
More? I don't believe you.
Where Google Maps is good, the US, UK etc. Apple Maps is significantly worse. No questions. All your anecdote suggests is that where Google Maps is a bit crap, so is Apple Maps, but sometimes Apple is a bit better.
Sleep? They can't be that bad then.
Wouldn't you want your standby phone to also be an Android handset, so you can access all your Googley bits?
What happens if 5 people stand within the frame? Does one of them just not show up?
Now I could be wrong, but their striking similarity makes me think it's a look MS has agreed on with its hardware partners. Maybe they want Apple-like consistency.
What annoys me, is that the apps often do work but you have to side load because they're not supported.
I'd vote for William Slim.
Who suggested him?!?
Aren't they taking their attempt to emulate Apple a little too far?
You'd hope gaming rigs would have damn good cooling. Consumer grade regular Dell machines are crap though.
This thing I was bought for work overheats all the time. It had to be stuck in the server room to stop it from shutting down when I last reinstalled Windows.
"It's just that the people didn't understand nor believe they wanted one back then."
I have a problem with that statement. It may be perfectly true, but it gives me an icky marketing feeling.