1123 posts • joined 11 May 2007
re: Colin Miller
There's not many people using a mouse scroll wheel on iphones or android devices. Isn't that why horizontal scrolling on Windows 8 is unintuitive?
You can't move and shoot in RE4, it introduced being able to aim at what you shoot at but it kept you stationary. That's crucial to the game, you can run or you can stand and fight but no doing both. In the games before that you automatically pointed at the nearest enemy when you brought up your gun and could only aim up or down.
IMHO this makes RE4, it would be easier if you could move and shoot but not better.
Re: The Real Issue
Yeah!! I also know about some stuff. It's really irritating when the BBC waste license payers money investigating stuff that I already know! Bunch of idiots!!
Re: The music is just an advert
Yeah, it's the same with paintings, the real products they're selling are canvas and pigments. Or sculpture, just an attempt to sell you a big block of marble with bits chopped off....
Re: whom Orlowski is always seem to be quick to defend
YES INDEED orlowski is definitely IN THE POCKET of BIG BUSINESS! And PANDORA is exactly the same as REGULAR RADIO!
You're right, random capitals do make it MORE TRUE!!!
Re: SD card slot
Please don't feed the Google Shill....
Re: Thats all good but...
Jesus! How can you people be interested in something I'm not interested in! SORT YOURSELVES OUT!!!!
Re: Ainol Fire
Human rights act
People who complain about the human rights act should give up all of their own rights first. Have the courage of your convictions (or stfu...)
Client side validation?
They surely got exactly what they deserved...
Downvoted, cos though I agree with your post the last sentence was too tempting to resist!!!
Just because it's easier
doesn't mean it's better.
because, experts claim, the animals spread tuberculosis among cattle.
You need a "some" in front of "experts claim".
Hey, interesting responses from everyone!
My original post was specifically about the big bang theory, it's description as solid science and how I felt that was dubious. The observation that everything seems to be flying out from a central point is possibly explained by a big bang, but it's really just a best guess and says nothing about what was there before the bang. I'm not slagging off the theory but it doesn't seem to really answer "where did everything come from?" and I'm not sure we'll ever have the capability to definitively answer that. As such it seems perfectly fair to say it's just the creation myth without the creator.
However, I don't see religion as the biggest problem for civilisation, it's human nature that twists organised religion into a means of oppression. As a child I found the Bible (New testament, I went to a C of E primary school) to basically be about how you should be nice to people, think of others before yourself, etc. All admirable stuff that should make the world a better place. That people can twist that sort of message into an excuse for war is a ridiculous but unfortunate reality.
A few people said that Buddhism isn't really a religion. To me it's more like the only real (major) religion, specifically because it has a set of techniques that you can use to investigate reality yourself. I think "real" religion is about the nature of reality and consciousness, not about taking a set of rules and following them. This philosophical tradition actually exists in some old schools of Christianity and doubtless in the other major religions as well.
To me there is a whiff of fundamentalism to the current trend to be anti-religion and pro-science that has all the bad attributes of religious fundamentalism. However, the comments in this thread have all been very civil, which is refreshing! As long as we can discuss these things reasonably there's a good chance we can all get along! If we all agreed with each other on everything it'd be a pretty boring forum!
@Flocke Kroes: Religious truth depends on faith
Not strictly true. Religions like Buddhism have techniques that you can use to investigate the truth. Obviously those experiments involve consciousness so aren't easily documented or monitored, but that doesn't make them invalid, just tricky.
And maybe scientists answer "Do you believe in science" with "No" but among the general population in the UK the answer is often "Yes". It may be unpalatable but in our society science is just another religion to a lot of people.
Re: AC 8:31
But what you're not doing is adding any scientific value. It's a guess. That's not science.
And if you think getting rid of religion will stop the state trying to tell you what to do you're incredibly naive. Religion is often used as an excuse for oppression, but getting rid of religion won't make people behave any better to each other.
The big bang is solid science?
Um, I think you'll find it's the classic creation myth with the creator removed. "Oh everything just came into being for a reason we don't know" doesn't seem much better than "oh everything just came into being because God said so". And with the maths only holding up when 95% of the universe is undetectable, it seems far removed from solid science.
(Sorry if that offends anyone's belief system.)
Re: What does that make us humans to be?
Crap at sentence construction?
But they put up 125,000 and have been asked to pay about 95,000. The question was why haven't they been asked to pay 125,000.
The problem is that the spirit of Steve Jobs doesn't live on at Apple at all. The lack of anything interesting in the new iPhone shows that the vision went when he did.
This strikes me as a cynical bit of advertising. It's not an attempt to honour the memory of Steve Jobs, just an attempt to make some money out of it...
re: substantial moral backlash in the mainstream press
I've not seen that. All I've seen is a load of "Apple win patent case over Samsung" articles. Those who look will find the evidence that Apple are likely to lose this case in the end, but for those reading the "mainstream press", in the UK at least, the trial is being portrayed as a massive victory for Apple.
This is a tech site. It has tech adverts. What's wrong with that targetting? There's no need to target individuals...
Re: our numerals are also from Arabia
That's the bit in that post you thought needed correcting? Fuck it, I'm off to the daily mail to read some sensible comments...
Re: but don't want the phone part of it.
It's a shot in the dark, but maybe you could get one but not use it as a phone?
Re: I could have served myself ten times over by now. but i have to wait
Oh no! You have to wait! It's one thing when there's no one there, but when there's other people "in front of you" at "the bar"! Don't they know who you are?
Re: In the meantime...
Cool! I didn't know about m.theregister.com. You might want to try a bit of browser sniffing and maybe offer it to mobile devices when they connect. Would make it easier to find. Not that you should be forcing mobiles to the mobile site (that can be well irritating) but I've browsed here on my phone a few times and wasn't aware you did mobile at all...
In the meantime...
...why not make the site render nicely on mobile, making the apps unnecessary and opening yourselves up to all, not just iOS and Android?
Re: Michele Bachmann...
Why do you think other people care about who you want to fuck? Why do you think any article that mentions women is an appropriate place to start telling people about who you want to fuck?
Re: Categorizing any group of people is bigoted
Typical comment from the stupid anonymous cowards on here.
re: I won't be updating my iPad until google release a native app.
What will that give you that you don't get from installing the web app?
Re: Maps must be fun
'elderly, confused', rooted it same afternoon. You're lying abou the "elderly, confused" bit arent' you?
I can't even switch the fucking GPS on on my android phone without submitting "anonymous info" to google. And yes, that's with the wi-fi location disabled before any smartarses tell me I don't know what I'm doing. If that info was really anonymous it'd be of no value whatsoever to google (it's just a pair of coordinates).
Google are a bunch of bastards when i comes to respecting peoples privacy. It's my phone, it's my GPS, why the fuck can't I turn it on without telling gooogle where I am?
Thank you so much anonymous smartarse. I'm new to sarcasm so any pointers like "don't actually tell people you're being sarcastic" are really valuable and gratefully received. hopefully with a little guidance from anonymous fucktards like you i'll soon be able to make sarcastic comments just like a professional! Oh, I can hardly wait.
Yes, I am being sarcastic.
BOLLOCKS! It was going so well too...
Re: Apple has peaked
Wow bob, that's an interesting point that i've never heard before. If someone guessed apple would sell 10 million phones in 3 days (and we're talking about professional guessers who are always right, obv) and then apple only sell 5 million, well that must mean apple are doomed. And I thought they'd just grow for ever, expanding out into the universe bringing iProducts to all the space aliens. You've certainly taught me a thing or two about economics.
Yes, I am being sarcastic.
Re: have you read the review?
yes I have read the review. I don't think it came over as particularly OTT.
I am a little concerned for the state of your marriage though. Maybe you should get an iPhone...
Re: that bird on ifix
stu 4. Is that your age?
Re: This may be tongue in cheek...
Or, maybe, and this is a total shot in the dark but try and bear with me and see if it's at all possible, the person writing the review really liked the phone?
Re: Who cares?
Anyone trying to make money by selling apps.
Re: Hmmm revenues?
Right, that's why everyone was getting so pissy further up the thread, there's fuck all money to be made in the Android store. I mean sheeple have more cash than sense, obv...
Re: That's nice for Google
How much do developers make on Android apps? It's better not to ask, apparently some people get a little touchy if you do.... Why could that be?
Re: @sabroni they don't count all GMail users as active G+ users
Jesus, are you just being deliberately obtuse? The quote says "from the start of 2012". GMail had plenty of users before the start of 2012, only the new ones are silently co-opted into Google+. The article never stated "all gmail users", I made it perfectly clear I wasn't talking about "all gmail users". In the words of the T-shirt "I can explain it to you, I can't understand it for you"...
RE: Korean pop one-hit wonder PSY
Don't show your ignorance, that tune is from his sixth album, the first was released in 2001...
Re: to further her own anti-Apple agenda
There's as many people on here claiming The Register loves Apple (because of the 90% in the iPhone review) as there are claiming they have an anti-Apple agenda.
Could it be that you are the one with the agenda and the site is actually refreshing cynical about all manufacturers?
Re: most likely a lot.
Of course that's the most likely amount, otherwise her manager must be a sanctimonious jobsworth dickhead, and I can't imagine you can get far in management if you're one of those....
Party pooper! The thought of vigilante freetards was much funnier than your common sense explanation!
I hope you're proud of yourself!
No, apparently we've moved up to 2008....
Re: Catch me if you can
Yeah Great! My phone can be remotely wiped by a link as well! Still at least it's not an low spec iPhone! Ha Ha iPhone users, even if your phone was wiped by a link you'd still have all your contacts in that stupid iCloud thing! Losers!
Android 4 life!
They do themselves no favours with this bollocks. Their developers site has cartoon bloody hippos all over it. It's like they're trying to target preschool developers. Still, at least they're willing to chuck money around in an attempt to keep their platform successful, but maybe they should chuck it at actually getting bb10 finished rather than on making themselves look like dicks...
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