297 posts • joined Thursday 2nd July 2009 22:09 GMT
TDS is best of the rest .....
..... and only 3 out of 5? Look on Steam for Reus and Gnomoria .... addictive little time wasters and usually less than £10.
For someone in the UK this seems like .....
....... getting a job in Cambridge and deciding to live in London. If you decide to live somewhere that far away that is that much trouble in regards to commuting to work, then they should be protesting about you lowering the regions IQ and not using bus stops.
The awful thing about this is that it's starting to creep into UK cities such as Manchester and Leeds, especially on the riverside. First Direct and your psychotically driven blingbus I am looking at you.
They wouldn't have picked up ....
..... anything useful on the Trade channel ..... its like 4chan with graphics.
Re: Experience is overrated
And here is a prime example of AC trolling.
And why is he an AC? Probably because if any of the brainless hardware techies where he worked saw the post they would stop popping up every morning to turn his computer on for him :D
So answer me this, if you coders are so great and us support techs are so dumb why are most of the problems we encounter software related?
You will only usually fail on the experience side .....
...... if you apply for positions higher than a helldesk role straight away. I had no degree and no experience of IT in a work environment (but over 10 years personal) yet still managed to land a job in 1st line. No matter what aspect of the industry you want to end up in if you don't 'know' someone you have to pay your dues somewhere on the bottom rung. Also a plus is that a lot of 1st line positions are just under the threshold required for paying back your student loans so you get the industry experience you need while delaying the money worries.
If with your degree you think you should not have to start from the bottom then I have no pity for the troubles you face, IT is now a full service industry, which means in the company hierarchy you are at the bottom of the pile.
RBS et al didn't need to invest that much in tech ....
...... as they used to have a large number of highly skilled techs that maintained existing systems while upgrading others for newer functions. They had a history with all of the systems and knew what would work and what wouldn't even before testing had started.
This would have allowed them to replace and upgrade over time with minimal disruption.
Then they decided, in order to save some money on the balance sheet and give some more clueless middle management extra bonuses, to offshore all of it to techs with no experience of the systems and their quirks who were taught by people who did not have that level of experience either.
So now we have a majority state owned bank losing more money through compensation than it saves from off shoring having to spend even more money to replace systems their 8000 mile away techs are unable to repair.
And still no one senior has been sacked for the complete shambles.
Tell us who has won .....
...... when the stock checking sites stay green for longer than 30 seconds, which will be when supply balances with demand. Which is likely to be a while as Xbox still has to be released in a number of countries and the PS4 is not out in its major market, Japan, until February.
What the sales figures show is that MS had 1 million units ready for launch, Sony had just over 2 million for the staggered release. People with more stuff to sell manages to sell more stuff shocker.
Xbox sold 150K in a week? ......
...... except they didn't. They pretty much sold out day one seeing as most of the 150K units for the UK were allocated to pre-orders with a few thousand put aside for stores. That is how Amazon knew PS4 would outsell it, they had a larger allocation of them.
As for who will win the console war, and I say this as someone who bought the new Xbox just for Forza 5 (it is worth it) I would have to say the winner is the PC, got Reus for something like £1.74 on Steam last night. A great little game.
This crap about real gamers will pick PS4, kids will pick Xbox and beardy wierdys will get a Steam box is really pathetic. Spread the FUD all you like but actual real gamers are multi-platform, because we enjoy playing games and not participating in willy waving regarding who gets the most FPS on COD. And seeing as my gaming history started with a Grandstand (With the light gun) I do have some experience on the subject.
Re: Han shot first
I heard Greedo had a choice, service Jabba's sister or go after Han, so it was more like assisted suicide.
It was only the other night ...
..... I was watching the Father Ted raffle episode. So which one of these had ticket number 11?
Re: Not in Europe
It's not Thanksgiving for everyone in America, especially those whose ancestors were almost wiped out by disease and militia action so who knows, maybe he has native roots.
Should us Brits celebrate 'Subjugation of the Indian sub-continent day'?
Back to the story, anyone who offers store credit as a sale discount is an arse.
Actually after the debacle .....
..... Amazon had with the Xbox One last week, not shipping a load of them in time, I think the not until after Christmas message is due to their ineptitude and not availability of boxes.
Re: I'll get one when they release Wipeout for it...
What is this Studio Liverpool crap? It was Psygnosis and always will be. A massive shame that it was closed, and they should have never been sold to Sony, an utter waste of great talent.
Re: The "glamorous lifestyle." vulnerability
An example would be a certain Bishop in Germany who spent his weekends espousing piety and charity while spending weekdays shouting at builders constructing his 30 million euro palace.
With a quick search .....
...... I found that up to and including GTA4 the series has sold, in it's various versions, around 1 billion copies.
If these types of games did cause the players to become more violent and give them murderous tendencies then it would be likely world hunger and over population would not be an issue. In the 60-70's it was rock music perverting our youth, in the 70-80's it was video nasties and the 90's onwards have been video games. When some act does occur there is always a need to blame some external influence, does no one ever consider that the person carrying out such acts might not be in the best state mentally in the first place?
So despite all that is said ......
...... it is still a pc in a small box, like a Shuttle pc, that have been around for years and years.
Will stick to regular pc with raid thanks.
It was only the other day ......
....... the biggest boss was asking me about Office 363, and this is why I love Microsoft. When a techy needs help saying migrating to it at this time would be bad for us they create a service failure to back me up.
Keep it up MS, and ignore these guys as they still haven't worked out you are secretly helping us.
Re: I think you confuse ....
Forza 5 adverts do have 'Actual gameplay footage'. One common thing I have found throughout many years of gaming, irregardless of your platform of choice is that everyone agrees the worst culprits ever are the Final Fantasy series
Re: I think you confuse ....
There I was expecting to be proven wrong about Xbox CGI adverts, and you show me a Rage tech demo (which like me, anyone who bought the game knows that isn't the game engine, as half the screen isn't covered in glitches, tearing and the other half missing its texture map) and a demo for Unreal Engine 4 (which while I admit was awesome, Unreal Engine 3 looked damn good when it was demonstrated too).
Your worst crime was making me think about Rage again, having played Id games since Wolfenstein 3D all those years ago I thought Doom 3 would be the game that disappointed me the most but then they released Rage, a £35 30GB download for something that wasn't even fit for beta. Shame on you sir.
I think you confuse ....
..... the PS4 with the Xbox One. So far, and on satellite channels there are at least 2 per break, the only 'not in game footage' I have seen on an xbox advert is Ryse. All of the other use game footage. The only PS4 ad I have seen is pretty much an amalgamation of numerous titles in a semi live action advert which is pure CGI.
Meh, just as long as ...
...... it lets me play Forza 5 without any issues I will gladly wait for the rest. As I get accused of being an MS fanboy I used to love Gran Turismo, it was the reason I bought a PS1 and 2, but in the end the license crap at the start of the game just removed the fun aspect of the game (Games are supposed to be fun aren't they?). Tried Forza 3 and bought a 360 on the back of it. For me it has the perfect balance between arcade and sim and an awesome community.
So for some of us, there is one must have title that requires a day one purchase.
Has made me change my mind ......
...... about wanting a TV with DNLA. When I do upgrade the damn thing is never going on the network, my viewing choices would warp their fragile little minds :D
Re: Retail price?
Reading some of the reports of those who have contacted Sony over faulty boxes I expect the profit will come from them upselling an extended warranty for something that isn't actually working.
Re: The first option should ......
Ragarath is Maria Miller and I claim my £2
Re: The first option should ......
"When was it required by law that to have children you have to be technologically literate enough to set this software* up correctly?"
Since 1989, as I mentioned the Childrens Act. The section regarding parental responsibility. Succinctly summed up as:
"Parental Responsibility is defined by the Children Act 1989 as being all the rights, duties, powers and responsibility which a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his or her property. It includes rights and duties with regard to education, choice of religion, administration of a child’s property and choice of residence."
As for software, most routers have the ability to block either sites by address or by keyword. A google search will tell you that.
As a child I did many things I shouldn't have, but for the part of my childhood I had parents they didn't expect the government to inflict blanket measures affecting all of society because of something I did. My brother and I once found an adult magazine under a hedge when I was about 6 and I certainly don't remember all adult magazines being removed from sale because of that.
Education before legislation.
The first option should ......
...... be on or off. Then select the level required.
I wish there was a concise list of all of the 'scaremongering because they are too stupid to monitor their own kids' groups that have been lobbying for this, so I can invoice them for the time I have to spend turning this crap off.
If you can't be bothered to put in place software or rules to protect your children on the net you shouldn't have had them. The Childrens Act 1989 means we should have never have got to this point, there is no need because as a parent you are required by the state to be doing this yourself, already.
Can we have .....
...... a translation of that Omidyar quote? It looks like English, contains English words but put together in a way that seems to convey no meaning whatsoever. When asked what he was doing he may as well have said 'stuff'.
Anyone, anyone, Bueller?
I love this ....
"working around the clock with our security experts to get to the bottom of this and to further enhance our security in order to protect our valued customers"
If you valued your customers then you wouldn't store information about them that you aren't supposed to. Also in reference to the term 'security experts' you have spelled muppets incorrectly.
Re: Flogging off the family silver.
I though something similar. I bet someone said they knew where some costs could be cut and asked for the proceeds of the sale as a bonus.
I was unfortunate enough ....
...... to see the new tv advert for the iPad Air, pretty much making it out to be more important than the invention of the pencil, which to me was invented the first time someone used charcoal to make a mark on a cave wall ('It's been into space' Well so has a human turd, but NASA don't box them up, charge people £700 for them and call it revolutionary).
So after seeing that magnificent display of hubris I now HAVE to see the advert for the watch. 'iWatch, you were all still fecking protoplasm until we made this'.
Re: I am sorry anonymous .....
Actually I remember anonymous from when WE were trying to expose Scientology, and WE had good reason to be anonymous. Totally different creature from the anonymous today.
I have to admit my knowledge of a bunch of bullying net users (attacking innocent traders is bullying) isn't that great though.
@Mr Jack (put your hands up, get out of the car.)
I am soooooo sorry I did not give you a list of all of the consoles I currently own. So I take it as a writer of many fanboy comments you are actually in first school right now?
Well just to make you feel better here is a list of console I have that still operate and that are used occasionally
3DO (Yes I was one of the few)
Xbox One (soon)
A few gaming PC's too
Actually looking at that list right there I would find it hard to claim I am a particular fan of any platform, for me it says I am a fan of gaming, and I purchase the device that will have the games I want to play.
I am sorry anonymous .....
...... but your security skills can't be that great either seeing as your members keep getting arrested.
Has the NHS started .....
...... offering sense of humour bypasses?
Keep it up Team Reg, made me chuckle :)
Because Sony never reduced the functionality of devices through updates once released did they?
Disclaimer: While the poster is the owner of an xbox 360 and will soon be the owner of the xbox one this statement was added for the sake of balance. How I used to look forward to PSP updates as it was great for the 'What will Sony disable next' bingo.
Which one is better .....
...... climate change experts or climate change deniers, there's only one way to find out.
Re: Why are phones getting bigger again?
I remember my brothers mobile car phone, basically a handset wired to a car battery with a car radio aerial. Negated the need for a gym membership.
Instead of this test .....
...... why not make them run intrusion testing across websites, branches and head offices and publish the reports? After all, if there is nothing to hide........
Re: Nice timing
@Gav it's not really like that though is it. Sky Broadband runs over BT equipment, so if Sky signs up 1 million customers a year BT gets a chunk of money from those 1 million customers.
I thinks it is quite nice that BT have managed to find almost £1.5bn in the last couple of years for such tribalistic entertainment when they were begging the government for £2bn to roll out fibre across the country.
Its the Pro .....
...... so why no video/photo editing tests on the Haswell chip? Or is it a case of if you want to use it for what most Pros have been bought for previously (location editing), you just have to stump up for the most expensive model with a mid range graphics chip?
If Lenovo wise up and throw a decent display at the Thinkpad W coupled with a Quadro they could start biting into Apples market on the top end.
Nothing to do with ....
..... any other market factors? Did any of their clients have promotions tied into the release of the new iPad causing extra downloads/app usage? What were their client numbers when the 4 went on sale and the numbers when the Air went on sale? A wholly useless graph without context.
Re: gee thanks...
No wonder my time management never seems to work out, I must be on PST time where 7.5 hours converts to 10 with GMT.
The day they stop expecting ....
.... me to wipe their arses for them is the day I will stop referring to them as users. If you don't know how to use the software you need to for your role speak to HR about training. I didn't go to kwik-fit when I needed to learn how to drive.
Are you ......
...... a man or a mouse?
A mouse, a badass grasshopper mouse.
Re: Parents have always let kids .....
The law is a framework, and while it does include specific sections just because it is not specific in other areas does not mean you can't be prosecuted under that law.
Seriously though, you are an AC and an idiot. Downvote me all you like but please just STFU.
Re: Parents have always let kids .....
AC's selecting selective facts to prove a point?
Did you even read the page you link to? The bit that says it is an offence
(1)Where a classification certificate issued in respect of a video work states that no video recording containing that work is to be supplied to any person who has not attained the age specified in the certificate, a person who supplies or offers to supply a video recording containing that work to a person who has not attained the age so specified is guilty of an offence unless the supply is, or would if it took place be, an exempted supply
The bit that says how you may get away with it
(a)that the commission of the offence was due to the act or default of a person other than the accused
I will dumb it down for you as that seems to be required.
My original entry, knowing that it was intended for the child, I could not use that defense.
If the parent came up with the item, bought it then toddled off and handed it to little Jimmy then I am in the clear.
While you can google I actually did the job for a number of years and had to attend the Trading Standards office when one of my co-workers got caught selling to underage kids. A few times. So I know how they find ways to prosecute you.
As for the alcohol posting, learn your legislation before posting to the internet. As it is perfectly legal for someone who is 16 to be served with alcohol in a pub in certain circumstances, or it was when I took my licensing exam (passed, full marks, it is really easy).
My new term for stupid people will be AC from now on.
Parents have always let kids .....
....... play and watch 18 rated media. When working in retail I don't think a week went by without an argument with a parent because I refused to sell them an 18 game or video. I tried explaining that as their child had picked it up, brought it to the counter and said 'This is the one I want' it was still illegal for me to sell it as I knew it was intended for someone under that age.
Most parents simply don't give a shit, if it shuts the kid up it is acceptable. What I found deplorable was they didn't even look at the item. My son is 11 and I occasionally let him watch a 15 film, but within reason (and to be honest if the Monty Python films were resubmitted today they would likely get a 12A) and its something I have seen and deemed acceptable.
I admit I was tempted sometimes. 'You want your 8 year old watching Event Horizon? Sure .... why not, won't be me losing sleep'.
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