285 posts • joined 20 Jul 2009
Canon always shaft customers of older kit. I have perfectly good scanner which they refuse to let me use on Win7. It's XP only but not because of technical advancements it's because they want to sell me a new one. It's just pure greed. I'll never buy a Canon anything again.
Ps third party drivers work fine on Win7.
Re: Mirrors, Reflectors
Not in 1969 and the early 70s. But that's another conspiracy. We had miniature radio controlled robots in the 60's but chose to wait until 2010 to make them main stream. And where did the micro chips come from? ....Aliens.
I had a lengthy and tiresome argument with a conspiracy theorist. It ended when I asked how the mirrors got on the moon. What are scientists pointing lasers at to measure the returned laser? He didn't admit defeat, as believing in crap in his eyes makes him intelligent and nobody is going to willingly shave off IQ points.
You will never convince an idiot of any thing as they don't need any evidence to believe.
Cats and dogs.
We don't have TV/Monitors which include infra red and and ultra violet light as humans cannot see in that range. Same with Sound. We hear in a finite range which is fully catered by the quality of CD. Anything more is just noise for dogs, bats, elephants and marine life. Sampling at hight bit rates is good for production but adds nothing to consumer playback.
Re: It was fun while it lasted.
A death nail was used in one of the Lethal Weapon films using a powerful nail gun. When the bad guy got killed Glover said He nailed him.
Re: Says it is for right handers only
Do lefties wear girls blouses too? The buttons on male clothing must be a huge problem for left handers. I really hope they don't play a piano, all the keys being in the wrong place for lefties. What about driving? Do they insist on driving a lefthand drive car on the other side of the road? No?
This lefthanded bullshit has to end. We have two hands, use them. How difficult is it to put a watch on the left arm?
Yes, I'm left handed but I'm able to use my right hand when needed. Think about it you have to learn the action in the first instance, so just learn to use the other hand for some things. It balances both sides of the brain too.
Orac in a box
A perspex box with fairy lights and a bad attitude. Don't forget the power switch which was the size of a paperback book.
Did you fail to see the joke icon or do you genuinely have no sense of humour? Gotta luv these comments.
Here is a what happens in all Dr Who episodes: Doctor lands/crashes somewhere, speaks to someone/alien then runs around a bit down some corridors, saves someone then escapes to repeat next week. That is Doctor Who. Saved you guys hours of viewing time.
How did this become so accepted?
Football is all about cheating. Can you dive and pretend to be hurt? Even when the ref uses the shaving foam, they still move the ball and take the free kick from where they want. These 'professionals' should be banned for cheating, like Mr Lee was in the snooker fixing scandal. If there was real consequences then people wouldn't dare cheat. Still I blame the supporters. They accept the cheating and are willing to sub the wages of the players so game on.
Re: The names...
When you are dropping huge amounts of cash you need a string of numbers/letters to show how good you shiny new set is. Your mate may have the same set but yours has an S on the end so its better.
Why keep the name carphone? That term hasn't existed for years. People have zero imagination.
How about Dixon Wax Cylinder.
The US, killing the internet 1 bit at a time.
It's a badger not a PPPenguin.
Curved Screens BS
The only reason the screens are curved is to sell TVs to stupid people who have to have the latest thing. In the '70s Hi-Fi used to change colour from Silver to Black then to Champagne and back again. TVs are good quality now, the resolutions are fine with most people so they distort the picture to invent a new must have feature. I'll buy when common sense returns to the manufactures.
Re: no surprise here
The only people using Metro are on TV. Every show shows someone tapping on a rectangle to launch something. I bet if you add them all up it comes to about 1000.
4th primary colour?
@Kristian Walsh what is this 'forth' primary colour? Answer: Bollocks!!
Re: Just a News Operation
The BBC took Dr Who of the air for years. There were campaigns to get it back on air, but the BBC knows best so no Dr Who. What is one of BBC's top programs? Dr Who. The BBC are arrogant and should be reigned in so they stop treating the paying public with contempt. Let them discover what it's like to live in the real world where doing stupid things costs you money. As it is they do whatever they like.
Re: i'd happily pay more
The BBC make 3 episodes of Sherlock because they can get away with it. If they made a proper run of say 13 a series it would still cost the tax payers the same. So they make 3 and laugh all the way to the bank. Same logic with Top Gear. People love being shafted by the BBC so much they defend them.
Let them go subscription, so I can stop getting extortion letters every month.
Re: Trying to compete on price
They need to knock the proprietary formats on the head. Memory stick? ATRAC for music? Why? to gouge customers. That is why Sony stuff stays on the shelf.
Re: I feel it in the air
Too right. You pay for postage and PACKING. So they cannot refuse something if it's packed differently as the packaging is yours. I had that argument once. I told them to refund the P&P if they wanted the packing back, if not the item was on it's way in a ripped up box because that is how I opened the box. I got my money back.
The first GT (PS1) was on another level. The rest is just garbage cash in. It's not a real simulator as the cars don't get damaged. Even in the races the other cars look as if they are in procession. It's all just too clean. Can't be bothered any more. The one saving grace is the in game music.
Re: listening for the obvious
"Yes, that party last night was a bomb, I'm off with a few mates to kill a curry." **FLAGGED***
Re: iWatch ? I cannot believe
Using a cell phone as a time piece is emulating a pocket watch from the '30s and it uses up one hand. Using a wrist watch is hands free. People with brains and who do not try to be 'trendy' use watches. The watch I wear is atomic/radio controlled, it has a solar cell so never needs batteries or charging ever. Just slap it on your wrist and forget about it.
Re: Online toilet paper lovers?
In my school I remember being sent to the toilets to gather some for use as tracing paper, when we run out of the real stuff. In today's world using that stuff on your arse would be considered child abuse as it hurt real bad.
Reminds of a sketch on that show. Two numpties trying to sell radio active stuff door to door. With bits of their bodies falling off and them vomiting. Classic
Bees have been disappearing, now we know where they are going.
Re: My PS4 feels slicker and more refined than my PS3
So you bought something that is missing bits and broken in some areas, but you are happy because you own it? Did you bump your head or something, or maybe you missed a round of pills?
So buying broken stuff now is a bargain as Sony 'promise' to fix it later. I've got a house to sell you, it is on a cliff, I promise to add bricks and mortar, running water and 'leccy in the next update. Enjoy!!
Re: RE: The lack of ads on the Beeb is still remarkably compelling
But the ads do make all BBC programs start about 2 minutes after the advertised time. They should be fined for false.. er, advertising. Wait I thought they didn't advertise?
Tested on PS4
A similar drive was tested on a PS4. Yes it is slower than a true SSD but it is a lot faster than a bog standard HDD. It is also a lot bigger and cheaper than any SSD. It dynamically moves stuff to and from the SSD part so at first it is slow to load but on the next attempt it is faster. I can't see what is not to like.
Much as I dislike Rupert, this is not his choice. He is obeying a crackpot law. Expect other ISPs to fall in line.
PS I feel safer already.
Cheap energy will just be taxed to make just as expensive or more than it costs now.
So your argument is that because some one else does worse, it makes this good? Why not learn to look at things in isolation. Remote bricking and walled gardens are bad, no matter who did it first.
Disclaimer: Reading fanboy comments takes me back to being at first school. 'Miss, he hit me'. 'Don't worry it's ok he could have pissed on you as well, so it's fine'.
The BBC does not need ratings. It gets it's money from the licence fee. It is not nor has it ever been in competition with anyone. The BBC could show paint drying and you would still be forced to pay them. The BBC goes down market to save money on programming to pay the directors millions in bonuses and helicopter rides.
They love it when plebs defend them as if they are the holders of quality standards. TV has gone the way it is because the market allows it. If people hated crap tv they wouldn't subscribe to it.
Re: Danger Will Robinson
It will be a long time before you can print nuclear fuel and bullets, so the teenagers will not be blowing themselves up any time soon. Everyone seems to forget about the ammo.
It's just a ploy to encourage shopping from home.
Rockstar spent five years and $170m??
I think you'll find they spent $266m or £170m, take your pick.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels a little let down by GTA V. They boasted that all the interiors would be unique, but but all the ammunation stores are clones of each other as are the clothes shops. Most buildings are just boxes that you cannot enter when not on a mission. Why is it that R* still can't make a character open a door properly? All buildings have non realistic 'cowboy' swing doors. Five years and no improvement. I won't be rushing out to buy the next one.
Re: Unexpected item in channel area
Don't feel too smug, next year the other shoe falls. Remember what happened to F1? Free for a year then the thumb screws come out. Beats me why people celebrate the removal of 'free' stuff and welcome paywalls.
I seem to remember that Florence Nightingale was on a bank note. Last time a checked, she was a woman.
I don't think any gender should get preference. Any one should be considered on merit. This Man v Woman shit is getting out of hand. Blame 'Girl power' and stupid TV like the apprentice who always pit male against female.
I'm glad Be was bought by Sky. It gave me the much needed reason to see about getting fibre. It's costing me £4 more a month but my speed should be a lot better than the flaky <3Mb/s I was getting. Be had no plans ever to do fibre. The sad thing is I recommended them to someone just before the SKY deal was announced. Just counting the days before they jump ship too.
Re: Light isn't really so fast.
Everyone knows bad news travels faster than everything else in the universe.
Years ago it was Toshiba's 'Flatter, Squarer Tube' vs Sony's Curved in on plane Trinitron screen. Whos screen was better? Now after getting totally flat screens we get this bollox and still some people are lapping it up. Sheesh!!
Fools and their liberty...
Some people genuinely want the DRM. I read some guy praising paying for XBL as it keeps the riff-raff out. The same person seemed to think that going round a mates house with a disk is too much effort and would prefer to fill up the tiny (500mb) disk with a download of his game. As if downloads are instant?
America believes it is the world, it controls everything. So why not expand dominion to all the stars above?
Make something new for god's sake! Everything is a re-make or reboot. There a thousands of stories out there. Many may be the 'Terminator' blockbuster of tomorrow. But they'll never get made.
All games, Programs, Apps are digital
Please will everyone stop using the term 'Digital Copy'. Everything is digital, the bits are identical to those on the disc. The term is 'downloaded copy'.
" just unplug the camera when your not using the console"
And after 6 months the connection jack will be knackered. The Console will just brick itself and you'll wish you never bought it.
Re: Give it a rest....
Other OS was not used to the hack the PS3. And despite it being gone the PS3 is totally hacked. If you sell something, it is no longer yours and you have no business removing features from it. It is wrong no matter what the excuse.
Re: You also forgot..
The PS4 is region free.
Re: All sounds good to me
What happens when you fill the hard drive? It is not upgradeable and all games must live on it. So 15 games or so in, you will have to delete your collection to play something new. So games will only be available for a few months to the average person. You can always revert to 'shuffling disks'. You should think more.
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