232 posts • joined Monday 20th July 2009 13:04 GMT
Left Be 2 months ago but it was only yesterday that they finally acknowledged that I was no longer their customer. This is a sign of the rot that is moving in. I want NOTHING to do with Sky.
Set the compass to NE and pan upwards with a zoom level just before it changes resolution. You will find a group of houses tipped over like an earthquake happened. No Buzbys there.
Ruined by targetting and timeslot
However good it might be. It will be turned to crap by showing it in-between other shows on CITV. With the idiotic hosts explaining what you just watched 3 minutes ago before the ads. Then they'll play a non related game, then back to the show. Just show the full episode... please.
Thunderbird fans are middle-aged now, they would be the best target audience for this show. Kids will watch it regardless. But we all know it has to be cut up and re-packed to make it blend with the crap that will surround it.
I'll wait for the DVD so I can watch uninterrupted. By which time it will be cancelled.
Re: Satellite v terrestrial
' Enough bandwidth to transmit UHD terrestrially?' Yes, they'll just compress the hell out of everything else. Then the only thing not a blocky mess will be the new 4K. It worked to kill SD in favour of HD, so it will work again. The public will lap it up... it's the new 'must have'.
Penn & Teller
Penn and Teller did a show on video games vs the real word. They took a 10 year old boy who enjoyed war shooting games and gave him a real gun to fire. On the firing range and under supervision the kid was in tears in minutes. The gun had weight, it kicked back when fired, it made a loud noise. The boy didn't like the feeling of aiming a real gun at real things. The gun didn't reload or auto assist in aiming. No way was he ever going to mistake a game with killing real things.
There is no relation to real guns and video games. They both use a completely different skill set. Most sane people know the difference between a TV and reality. But it sounds good to blame games.
I believe Sony owned the 3.5" floppy drive that was on every PC, I could be wrong though.
Sadly one of those is my brother. First it was the earth will end/be destroyed, now as the time comes closer it's, A new world order will usher forth. I say if its a true prediction then It would not change on a daily basis. I think it's time to change my phone number.
Re: Mixed feelings
Then don't sell kit at a loss hoping to make money later. Stupid model. You sell something, then it is no longer yours. That is what selling means: You no longer have ownership.
Maybe they should rent consoles to the public so everyone knows where they stand.
Re: "The fact is that the calendar didn't exist..."
@AC 09:30 Religious types are not capable of joined up thinking. It didn't happen until a holy person tells them it did.
Apple only seem to understand money. The judge should just fine them a huge amount. They can write whatever they want on the check, just so long as the pay it.
Re: Dr No for me...
Dr No had Special effects. The car chase and fight scenes were speeded up to make them look more dramatic.
Not hi-tech, but SFX all the same
Desmond Llewelyn overstayed in the role of Q. All the other key roles were played by younger actors as time progressed, but Q stayed the same. Originally Q and Bond were the same age, Mid 30s. But because of bad casting, Q aged and nobody else did.
Just as fictitious characters are portrayed by different actors (Batman, Superman, Holmes, etc) Q should have been replaced at the same time as Conrey went. Q spent only a few minutes on screen in most films but the character was played brilliantly and became major. That was Desmond Llewelyn's skill. But Q was never an old man, Llewelyn was.
Not much for a life changing discovery.
Re: It would be nice if the BBC actaully started their programs at the listed times.
The government fined the rail company's for running trains late. They should do the same to the BBC and others. It's false advertising to say a program is on at 10 when it starts at 10:04.
Re: Instead of rating various Bond's
Q should have been pensioned off years ago. Q should be about the same age as Bond, not a pensioner. All the characters changed except him until his death. But I'll give in and say he was much better than Cleese.
Re: MIssing article
The grappling hook in the watch or belt. Totally impossible unless the cable is created on the fly like a spider's webbing.
Re: Channel Numbers are so 20th Century
They should just allow people to re-order their channels, like we used to do. And fire the idiots who keep ordering up re-shuffles. Also boot all pay channels off freeview, they are not part of freeview and should not appear anywhere in the listings.
The Calendar Explained
Some clerk was given the job to make a calendar. He began, but eventually as with all things, he had to stop. 2012 was so far into their future that it made no difference. Idiots, sorry experts today put meaning to the end of days. My brother has been bleating on about it. As the date draws closer he keeps changing altering what 'the end' means. The Earth will split in two, the poles will shift, the world governments will implode, they way mankind behaves will change... The list goes on. I predict that he will shut up on that day.
Re: If they just ignored it
"Not that I support doing this, as you are specifically targeting peoples' personal beliefs, regardless of whether you do or don't agree with them"
Why should anyone care if someone disagrees with their personal beliefs? That is what is wrong, the premise that personal beliefs must be protected over and above anything else.
Believing in the supernatural is nonsense, that is MY personal belief. Why is my special protection?
Re: Being safe from prosecution
"No - you'd have to not own a device capable of receiving a live broadcast, to be safe from prosecution."
You can not be prosecuted for owning a TV, video or PVR, etc. You do not need to unplug or detune anything. Just do not watch 'live' TV. It is up to the prosecutors to prove that you are offending. Also do not sign anything to make the prosecutions case or let a stranger into your home.
Try reading the terms on the TV licensing site instead of spreading shite.
Yesterday they went through the round window, today it's the square one. I look forward to the Arched one next week.
Re: Hope for the future
It's even easier. Just drop the track into an audio editor and tell it to reverse it. It plays back at the correct speed.
In the 5o's/60's Rock & Roll was the demon. With the BBC et al banning 'leader of the pack', as it encouraged bike gangs. Elvis' gyrations caused teenage pregnancies.... I've yet to see anyone with a game controller in hand walking down the street committing crimes.
Re: They're logo?
Their Logo is not the mask. It's a man in suit with no head sitting in front of a globe. The persons in the videos wear masks of the type you describe. I suppose they could green screen out their heads but that would look creepy.
They're anonymous, they are not logo. Expect them.
Re: "UK's thirst for energy falls, yet prices rise: Now why is that?"
If you want to bring prices down, we the consumer need to do this: Select one power company and use the internet to encourage everyone to boycott it. As people leave to join the other suppliers that company WILL lower it's price. It will be sitting on fuel that it cannot sell. When that company is on the brink of bankruptcy, rinse and repeat with another one. When the big five or six realise that the customer has some power they won't all raise prices come the winter or they could be next.
UK's thirst for energy falls, yet prices rise: Now why is that?
To keep profits the same or better. Even if everyone in the UK cut their use in half, prices would still rise to cover the shortfall in profits. It's a scam.
Call the police!! I looked at my watch, then realized it copied Big Ben. Well it's got 2 hands and markings cleverly disguised so as to be not roman numerals.
Clocks tell the time, cars carry people, smartphones search, tv's have screens to fit to current content. Used to be 4:3 now 16:9. They are all copying. It has to stop.
Re: If you don't up-vote this
You might get up-votes if you had the guts not to hide behind a mask.
House has ended.
Re: Why not football pitches and Olympic swimmimg pools?
There is no standard size for a football pitch. I mean football as in not American Football.
That would be L.O.O.S. then.
If this comes into law, I give it a year before the people of the UK revolt. They cannot put everyone in jail. The Berlin wall fell. So will this.
Great idea. Make driving too expensive for people that they can't afford to get to work. They sell the car, then sit at home on the dole. Leaving lovely clear roads for the rich. Genius, real genius.
Re: Nanny state...
How about saving money and not putting this spy in the car? For it to work it would need GPS or maybe tower triangulation to give your location. This is just a stealth way to spy on people. I see it being deployed in the UK with full backing of the government.
Re: What the IP in question?
It's to do with unified search from a simple UI. You type your query into a box, which then goes on to search multiple places for your results.
Sounds like how all searches are performed to me. Where did I leave my keys? On the table? No. In the bowl? no. In the front door? Yes. Time for Apple to sue me for searching.
If you shop around you can get the cost of line rental down to £7.99 with free weekend and evening calls.
And that is paying monthly, not in advance.
Re: @tom 38
"Nobody invests in music because of the free downloading."
Tell that to Simon Cowell. He is invested in The X-Factor and The X-facor USA. He also runs Syco a music publishing company. Last time I looked he was being driven around in a Limo.
Circle or square? You need to think in 3d as we are 3d. A sphere or a cube.
+1 for the resistance is futile, classic.
Re: enlighten us..
If there are multiple owners (systems), then if one decides to end it's service or dick around, then your kit will continue to work. Future compatible kit will be more resilient.
Avast! free edition, never had a virus or any problems.
Re: Not just pedestrians
Is that the same guy that had an erection for 2 years because of ridding a motorbike?
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