Re: Quick somebody point out to 'em
Beat me to it Esme, have an upvote!
394 posts • joined 17 May 2007
Beat me to it Esme, have an upvote!
"If you create a product that allows evil monsters to communicate in this way, to behead children, to strike innocents – whether it's at a game in a stadium, in a small restaurant in Paris, take down an airline – that is a big problem.”
List of Products used by Evil Monsters™ to enable communication:
He'd have told them never to trust a Jawa
Don't keep it in a metal container...
Mostly Apples, yes?
Careful with that (tinfoil) hat, Eugene....
But does it play Crysis 2?
"Simply knowing a user’s phone number is enough to establish a secure communications link with them”
I'm probably being a bit dense here (apologies, I'm only on my third coffee for the day), but what happens when phone numbers are recycled?
"What does the IOOACA part mean pls?"
iconography of online activist collective Anonymous
"The plot for Halo 5 is in the books, certainly not in the game. Just do our homework(?!?)"
Umm, how about no? While I'm appreciative of an expanded universe for storytelling purposes, to separate the story content from the game whilst relying on a secondary medium to deliver said content smacks slightly of a cash in. If I'm paying up to £50, I expect there to be some engaging content, and not just in the *pew pew* stakes, and I shouldn't have to do some homework just so I know what's going on in the story.
"...and my team of people thrown together was destoried by the other team..."
I think you'll find the whole game has been destoried...
"Did I just wake up on the set of Team America World Police 2?"
"In fact they are undermining efforts by authorities to protect the populace from these terrorists. These people are treading very closely on treason."
You are DCI Andrew Gould, and I claim my £10 M&S voucher!
And if you believe so vociferously what you say, you should post under your handle.
"A webpage buried on the TalkTalk Business site..."
It's not exactly "buried" though, is it? When you visit the home page, the link to the warning is right at the top, not exactly hard to find.
Dave: "Well, you did say you wanted a Retrofit, HAL"
HAL: "That wasn't what I had in mind, Dave"
"But who would / could buy it?"
I can think of a fruity firm that might be interested.
"A digital wristwatch? That's a pretty neat idea."
Really? Cos' I'm increasingly of the opinion that we've all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place.
"Reading that took me straight back to Streatham Ice Rink in the late eighties"
You clearly weren't down wit da kidz if you weren't down at the Megabowl!
"Sack the plebs and use those saving to fund our retirement packages."
On a related note, Twitter poaches top Google executive as new chairman.
Too soon, methinks?
Now can we remove an entire useless third of our population?
Telephone Sanitisers, Management Consultants, Hairdressers, Documentary Film Makers and Marketing Executives?
Mines the one with the pocketful of leaves...
I love your summarisation of events and writing style. Bravo!
"but not including message content and/or subject fields."
"No, we'll leave that to our colleagues over in Fort Meade..."
Litlle things, hitting each other!
Robin Hood: And you're a robber too. How long have you been a robber?
Strutter: Four foot one.
Robin Hood: Good lord! Jolly good. Four foot one? Well that-that-that is-is- a long time, isn't it?
Mine's the one with the time portal map in the inside pocket...
"IT is like juggling plates and spinning cats all at the same time."
Hat. Hat. Hat.
On balance I'd tend toward the view that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime
Which crime would that be then? Or I assume that you are creating an association of an immoral act (in your humble opinion) with a criminal act?
“Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.” - Also Terry Pratchett.
I see what you did there!
"Perhaps it's more of a 'force people to somehow register' thing so someone somewhere has 'A List Of People'"
Credit Card verification. As you can only own a credit card if you are over 18.
Whilst you won't be required to actually buy anything from a website/service that is hosting material of the jiggly variety, you could be asked to verify a credit card on-line - much like how certain e-transactions with shopping websites work, e.g. Sainsbury's. Once the details are stored with the card company you can pretty much order as often as you want from the website, without having to re-enter all your card details each time (barring the occasions if you check in/check out multiple times in one day - then they get arsey about it).
"I wonder if I can prove that black is white."
Don't use that zebra crossing!
Mine's the dressing gown with the unfortunately shaped teastain down the front.
...can we also do away with the release schedule delays between overseas tv shows/films? I know that over recent years it's gotten better, certainly with multinational film releases, but there is a god-awful delay between the release of a tv series in the States and it's subsequent release in the UK.
...an anti-captcha piece of software to me.
Nine times out of ten!
Can it play back in Dubly?
This seems to be the direction of travel for the industry. This is not a Nintendo specific example, but there are a lot of shenanigans afoot from the big hitters in the industry around the use of offline/unsupported/abandoned software/hardware. Some salient quotes from the linked article:
"There's no such thing as an obsolete game when you can revive it on any platform at any time. It's digital. From our perspective, there is no merit to the term 'obsolete.' There is no need to allow people to hack or otherwise open up these things or create competing economic enterprises."
"It is not uncommon to improve upon or re-introduce a game at a later time or to iterate upon the software after server support has ended to obtain a return on this valuable investment. Allowing circumvention to enable access to third-party game servers after a video game publisher ends online support harms the market for these new copyrighted works."
This is why there has been such a big move away from physical media for the current gen consoles; it is becoming more common to provide download links/codes for the games when buying a console bundle. Less physical media=greater control of the product for the company.
"...or even just committing a thought crime."
Or even just thinking about committing a thought crime!
"I mean, I live in the place, and even I know that "bastion of freedom and democracy" was right out of the picture by the 1980s"
Would that be around about 1984?
"I look forward to working closely with a new Chair on the delivery of this programme, which will bring the benefits of smart meters to British households and businesses."
So they still want to continue ahead with it then?
...is this the same Lenovo?
More to the point, that's nearly £1bn spend on projects that either are not going to deliver or...no, there is no "or" really, is there?
So, about these austerity cuts then...
Goldfish onnastick! 50p!
Or Innabun! 75p!
With Ketchup! £3.50p
Have you tried eating one without ketchup?
Matt will now explain how many angels can dance on the head of that particular pin.
Angels simply don't dance. It's one of the distinguishing characteristics that marks an angel. They may listen appreciatively to the Music of the Spheres, but they don't feel the urge to get down and boogie to it.
Unless it'a a gavotte, in which case, one.