694 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:36 GMT
"Xbox is useless without Gold"
Mine is pretty useful without it. Plays games and can download stuff and everything.
Not interested in playing against 13 yr old CoD fans in multiplayer so why would I want Gold?
Besides BBC iPlayer must be free to a license fee payer by law.
"Ernst contested the claim"
"When they applied for unemployment benefits, Ernst contested the claim, saying that since the resignations were voluntary, unemployment was not justified."
Are you telling me that in the US a former employer can potentially block a unemployment benefit claim? Seriously?!?
What wisecracks? What pooh-poohing? The author seemed pretty pro-this kind of thing.
Also, watch what you say about 'Britards'* and sciency stuff. Some of us do just that.
*Thanks for that by the way... *sigh*
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.
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.
"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.
Forward thinking of them
I first read the conference name as "20th Unisex Security Symposium".
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?
"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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't you find it tiring to be so cynical all the time?
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'.