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Re: obligatory question....
"99.9999999999999999% of the worlds population have enough of a life not to want to do it in the first place"
So only 0.000000007 people then?
I care, and I'm at least one person. :P
Re: Send war rocket AJAX to bring back his body!
"O frabjous day callooh callay!"
Does Adobe actually want anyone to use Flash?
Re: where do updates come from?
I don't think manufacturers will be bolting on their own interface, like they do with Android. Also, no mobile network crap. I expect the relationship between MS, OEMs and users will be much more like it is for regular PCs.
Slightly relevant, I think:
Re: Head above parapet
"I'm still unsure how you can be against eating meat but still support an industry that kills all the male chicks soon after birth. Eating eggs isn't 'bloodless'."
Quite so. Doesn't matter if they're 'free range' or 'organic' or have any other friendly marketing label; they all come from the same machine.
Re: Visually impaired Apple graphic designer?
Yeah, I call BS.
If I see something like this in a pub....
...I'm taking it apart.
Re: My thoughts while reading that went like this
Sounds about right. Disposable things shouldn't cost £150.
...well unless they're made by NASA. But at least when they put a battery that can't be replaced in something, they make it a nuclear reactor.
Like most monsters, Apple are trying to rewrite their history.
The Witcher 2 continues the story, so it might be a bit jarring if you haven't played the first one. Then again, the first one was pretty jarring, since Geralt's lost his memory.
The controls are very different. Combat in the first one involves pausing, clicking on your target and timing your attacks. The second one takes the more conventional "press X to swing sword" approach.
That all being said, The Witcher 2 looks significantly better on PC. Assuming you have one that can handle it.
...wish I did.
If... then... else
If access to this data was properly controlled, then great. It could be extremely useful for any number of non-evil groups.
If, however, it is handed out to any Tom, Dick or Harry, or simply leaked by mismanagement, then abuse is going to be a serious concern. As mentioned by someone earlier, insurance companies would love to get their greasy mitts on this kind of dirt.
...actually, now I think about it, poor data quality may make this database largely useless anyway. Data from clinical trials are often really difficult to interpret since doctors don't care/don't have time to worry about consistent data entry.
Re: Congrats to NASA
I think the crater is pretty old and that it's provided enough shade for long enough that there could be some ice lying around.
Oh, go and grow an imagination.
Re: Brown sauce?
"A food product identified simply as "brown" would rightly be treated with suspicion here in the antipodes."
Only because Vegemite's name isn't sufficiently descriptive.
Re: IT angle time....
"Anyway there was too much bacon in that pan, it lowers the temperature and doesn't fry properly."
Indeed. That bacon was hardly cooked at all.
Re: Dangerous suggestion
Buttie just means sandwich.
Re: Dangerous suggestion
Majo on anything hot is just weird.
Surely the latter option is just too complicated to cook after a skin full. It'd be pretty good as heated leftovers though.
@David Knapman: Claptrap! If you're health conscious, you shouldn't be eating bacon.
Personally I like to butter one slice and put a mixed layer of English mustard and ketchup on the other. I'm not saying it's the only way to do it, but it's damn tasty.
Re: only gonna get worse surely?
"The future is surely tablets, and other devices running Onlive type services."
I bloody well hope not. I haven't bought a physical game in ages, but moving to a subscription and rental service is one step too far for me.
Plus, who the hell has the bandwidth?
I really should start sending all *my* idle doodles to the patent office too.
Being told by a recording that "your call is important to us" and that "we apologies for the continued wait" is only slightly less infuriating than being informed by a recording that "on behalf of TransPennine Express, we apologies for the delay to this service".
Re: It's the carriers, not Google or the handset manufacturers
Don't buy carrier-branded phones. Manufacturer-branded sure, but not carrier.
My Samsung GS2, for instance, was bought from dial-a-phone on a T-Mobile contract but doesn't have any T-Mobile bloat and can be updated via Kies.
...not that Kies isn't a piece of crap, but at least I don't have to wait for T-Mobile to 'approve' any updates.
Sounds like MS' mark-up on memory will be almost as insane as Apple's.
The drunk icon was appropriate.
Re: Here we go again
"So who are the children and who are the adults?"
All of us here and certainly not you, respectively.
Re: Free, like a box of damaged Christmas crackers
That's true. Though my point was that, since it's free, any shortcomings in its software could be dealt with by flashing it like the Android hacker mentioned in the article. Flashing normally voids the warranty though, so if you've spent £100 for something you're less likely to risk flashing than if you've got it for free.
A treatment pioneered by Zorgo, I believe.
Re: the problem
No, what they want is for you to buy it once for every device you own... or, even better, each time you want to watch it.
More seriously, they don't want you to have a choice of source since you'll always go for the cheapest, which will drive down profit.
Re: Damn right
No. Telewest and NTL put the cables down. Virgin Media just bought it.
Now they're sitting on an ageing network that they have full control over and have no incentive to expand. Within the network they face next to no competition since BT won't put cable down in areas saturated by VM customers.
I suppose it could be worse, I could live in Hull.
So first I was a rich middle class country type, now I'm a townie and the people in the villages are peasants?
You're right about water, fuel and food prices, but watch your damn tone.
Besides, wouldn't boosting the economy in that area by making it a viable place to run a business generally help the situation with more vital utilities?
Re: Damn right
Middle class? I suppose, but it doesn't really feel like it.
Rural? No. I'm a Virgin Media customer living in the centre of Sheffield.
Just because I can get a service doesn't mean people living in the arse end of Cornwall shouldn't.
We don't need 100Mbit connections in every city. We need reliable 2-10Mbit connections in every village.
We also need to force all infrastructure owners to open up their network to competition. I'm looking at you, Virgin Media.
I can't think of any that have been denied classification. Was Manhunt denied?
Did you also account for CGF?
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