328 posts • joined Monday 15th June 2009 07:57 GMT
Re: I miss the humour
The humour these days is still there but not as in your face as some games were back then.
The problem with in game jokes is that the jokes can get tiring quickly when replaying so they need to remain subtle to both reward the player for noticing and be ignorable once the joke has been acknowledged by the player.
Re: @David Webb 11:27
Guess where Apple got the idea of an apple-type shape with an apple-leaf type thing close to it?
I love OneNote!
I've been using it for a couple of years now and find it's great when in the research phase of a project.
It's also quite handy when you need to write a quick user guide and need to add in lots of screen grabs and then export the whole thing to word.
I did use Evernote for a short while as that would sync with the phone but dropped it as soon as the OneNote app was released. OneNote has a lot more features, is more flexible and integrates nicely with the rest of the office suite.
It is definitely a undiscovered gem in the office suite
Very slick game, but could do with a save option.
Re: Very much reminds me of that film of the Philip K book...
I think you'll find it was a Stephen King book (writing as Richard Bachman)
Re: Why Bother?
Google Navigation is a proper "sat-nav" navigation application. It is NOT Google maps, although the two are joined at the hip.
I'm also quite happy with Google Navigation for now and I'm running an S3 so TomTom isn't an option
You mean the crazy practice of building on flood plains and failing to manage the inevitable consequences
Re: Why use wireless at all?
I didn’t even suggest using the power supply to deliver the network, you seem to have leapt to that conclusion yourself whilst also attaining a strangely high level of anger. Or is asking lots of questions whilst making a point normal for you?
However, to answer you points:
The bus bar won’t be miles long, they’re typically split into discreet sections which can be turned on/off
Spikes and drops are all part of the noise, if the signal to noise ratio is within acceptable limits then data transmission at a suitable bandwidth can occur
Re: Why use wireless at all?
"How do you run a cable to a train moving at 40MPH? Big curly cord like a headphone extension lead from the 70's?"
They've already solved that problem once when they had to figure out how to get electricity on to a train running at 40mph
I'm sure they can do it again
Re: "RAR extraction, an archiving option popular in the Windows world"
ZIP allows you to do that too and has done since the days of floppy drives
The biggest advantage of WinRAR is it's support of files bigger than what WinZIP will handle and slightly better (probably cause it works even with the evaluation version) command line utils
I've seen similar errors when reading older out of print books on the kindle.
It is annoying but it probably helps keep the cost down whilst they rapidly expand the library of available books.
It would be nice if there was some method for them to automatically accept, review and apply corrections.
When they've finished they can sell the statue to the Catalans.
Re: 2k -> 10k credit card
That is indeed how businesses work
Never pay up front if it can be avoided. Especially if you're a big company. If someone is willing to give you 30 days to pay for goods then that's an extra 30 days you've got to put your cash to other uses.
If you can push those payment terms without penalty then even better, 60 days... 90 days?
Also, the people who place an order for someone like Tesco's are not the same people who pay the bills. Stock control and buyers place the orders. The accounts payable department will deal with the invoices as they come in, matching them up to the orders placed and authorising them for payment (and then yet another department will make the actual payment)
"Sometimes there are two existing errors cancelling each other out."
An Error and an Anti-Error
Because of their compact nature I always felt that the GTA cities seemed less copy and pasted than real life cities.
They've avoided the row after row of identical terraced houses and countless tedious acres of monotonous housing estates which blight most cities.
But the problem is that if every coder was still careful about every single byte we'd not be able to progress. It would be akin to a house builder worrying about how to manufacture bricks, cure wood, forge steel and make glass.
The fact is modern requirements are a lot more complex as expectations have been pushed up over the years.
Re: just TWO people?
I don't think it quite works like that.
Its probably that having received a complaint the ASA are obliged to investigate and they determined that it broke the rules so had to go.
Re: 'By Royal Appointment' ?
Apple haven't got anywhere, at least according to wikipedia they haven't
You can also check here:
Re: Rain + city = problem
Tokyo has this same concept but on an enormous scale
Re: This one is much more fun
copy and paste fail
Amazing, or as Tony Soprano would say " Bada Bing!"
This one is much more fun
It even does the hard work of randomising the pills in the first place
Slow and boring
Have a look at the flexipicker robots on yuotube
only 40 examples left on Britain's roads!
Re: glowing review ignoring reality
Nothing to lose?
There isn’t an Apple store near where I work so I’ll have to go at the weekend. Naturally, since I’ll be going into a major city, the Mrs will want to come… which also means bring the baby. Which then means I have to drive in and fork out for the ridiculous parking charges.
Alternatively I’ll have to drive to the other side of the city to a Mall which only an idiot would go to on a weekend.
Either way “just trying it” will cost me at least half a day of my precious weekend, plus fuel, plus parking charges, plus having to buy lunch and probably a new pair of shoes that the wife will inevitably find whilst we’re out shopping. I’m at least £100 out of pocket by now
Anyway, the whole point of a review is for the reviewer to “just try it” so I don’t have to!
Nexus 10 anyone?
The Nexus 10 launches next week and looks gorgeous
Plus the screen has an even higher PPI than the Ipad
It's not data mining. Data mining has a completely different meaning and using that term WOULD confuse matters. Unfortunately "tards" want to simplify English to the point where all precision is lost
Also, note the space between "data" and "mining"
If I was on the market for a new phone
I would be buying an iphone just for this
Re: Design infringement
Not really. Wally Yachts are "cool"
Ship building meets brutalism
"Get rid of the tablet form factor and go for something on wheels with a built in micro projector and release it in 5 years for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars so they could call it R2D2"
Apple will promptly launch the C-3PO, complete with know it all smugness and implied camp factor
I think it's quite a nice looking device.
As always though, I'll wait and see how it behaves in the real world first before parting with my cash
Renault are part of the CRAP network of French car manufacturers
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