12 posts • joined Wednesday 22nd July 2009 15:00 GMT
And how much did the constant FOI requests cost?
FoI irks me to the core. It's nice that we have the ability to request important information, however just looking at most of the crap people try and get info for is ludicrous. I think I may put in an FoI request to see how much of my tax is wasted on some team having to scuttle around finding out all of the information (and now apparently tieing up other resources within the council whilst they decide what they want to release, which of course adds to more inefficiencies within their day to day work).
I'm no fan of my local council, nor the Government. I know a lot of money is wasted. Sadly, pointless idiotic organisations like Taxpayers Alliance just help waste even more.
@AC "still noisy, still unreliable, etc"
"If anyone things this is some RROD magic bullet, they are sorely mistaken"
- Are you stuck in 2007, Sir? What reports are these, as so far I've not read anything to back up your statements.
I have two elites, both post-Jasper update and they are fine. Never red-ringed. The re-designed internals and the move from two small (noisy) fans to one larger and quieter fan (less rpm's) means much more efficiency.
Lets look at your other gems shall we?
"Does this new model include Blu-Ray? -NO"
-Well of course not Bluray is a Sony standard and MS has been pushing towards digital distribution for some time. Add the delayed seek time on blue-ray disks and its easy to see why they stuck with the DVD. Not to mention the fact that it would render current 360's unable to use anything brought out exclusively to bluray.
"Does it offer ANYTHING aside from Wifi (which the PS3 has included since launch) - NO"
- Quieter, smaller, WiFi N, 5 USB points (up from three), new removable HDD enclosure, TOSlink output. Its a remodel, not a new generation, what did you expect?
"Does it still need the HUGE power brick -YES"
- Actually thats now smaller too. I'd personally take an external brick over an inbuilt one any day. Easier to replace.
"Worse still, it does not allow you to use your own storage devices, and you have to throw your old overpriced Microsoft devices away and buy new ones."
- Actually you can use FAT formatted USB devices. I use a corsair memory stick at the moment. Unless you mean the HDD. The MS memory card is now phased out but easily transferred to old Xbox HDD and moved to USB or swapped with the HDD transfer kit.
I realise you are a PS3 fanboy. I like my PS3, I watch blurays more than streamed movies from Zune. However I think a lot of your facts are in fact not actually facts. You rant about a problem that went away a long time ago wth the RROD, you claim unrealibility on a console that hasn't actually been released yet and quote numerous 'articles' wihtout any reference. I suggest you really think about what you write next time before pouring out-dated generalisms into a comments box.
Have a nice day.
I loved it
Awesomeness. Pure awesomeness.
Seems as though some of you commentards wouldn't know 'a bit of fun' if it skinned you alive.
What the hell is that comment about the credit crunch?...yawn. That was so February 2009, people have moved on.
If I wore that suit and someone asked me if I was a god, I'd say YES!.
Played this (great) game
Depending on your choice of character (male or female) you get three possible romances:
A male character gets:
- Female Witch
- Female Bard
- Male Rogue
A female character gets:
- Male Templar
- Female Bard
- Male Rogue
So yes as there are two bi characters you can also achieve a lesbian scene, but since they already did that in a previous RPG (Mass Effect) and garnered the same bizarre outcry then it clearly isn't as newsworthy.
It's also hardly a secret scene, the relevant parties start flirting with you from the get go and there is an achievement for exploring all possible romances. You can also manage up to two love conquests in a play through too so you get to break hearts as well. Ironically in one scenario you can send your lover to his death.
If implemented properly...
...this will help those with disabilities who may struggle to operate a PC or go through a 'carer' to post on line, this option at least allows them to use their own voice even if someone else does the clicking.
And after that brief moment of lucid common sense, let the true short-sighted 'twitter is crap' bandwagon commentarding resume. Bless the little sheepsies that graze on the land of cool rebellion and their knee-jerk reactions.
Unless the site can guarantee the ads are clean, every single one of them, I will continue using adblocker. Advertising is too common now anyway, I think a lot of people are just automatically tuning them out...I'm fairly sure I tend to. The most irritating thing about the web is that anything that happens online (gaming, social interaction, news sites, etc) has to have advertising shoe-horned into it. Yes, yes I know, bills, revenue etc...
To shamelessy drag another story that seemed to provoke emotive responses, I have to ask: Does the Taurus radar identify cyclists as a threat?
Lighten up fellow commentards
I can't believe people leapt on this with such ferocity, it was a PR stunt and a bit of a giggle, nothing more. You sys admins can rest easy, you won't really have to share your precious server rackmounts with pigeon holes and suffer a relentless rain of droppings when monthly reporting commences. ;)
I loved the old stuff, I loved the recent re-imagining even more, but I really don't think a movie will cut it after the series. It was too epic and brought too much detail to BSG. Even though they say it will stand apart from the new series it will be that against which most benchmarks are drawn.
This has fail written all over it. Actually it'll probably be JJ Abrams and like everything he does (fringe, lost, star trek) it'll involve a parallel dimension or change to the timeline.
I'd rather the film were about the origins of the battlestar and the first war against the cylons.
not so black an white
Twitter has some uses. Yes it's full of spam and tripe, but in an age where people moan at the Government for hiding everything it's refreshing to see them open up a little and embrace new methods of communication. For once it doesn't require a £5 billion infrastructure investment, so I'm all for it.
I hated twitter, I never saw the point, now I'm a bit of a convert. A few friends, a couple of news sites, and a couple of humorous tweeters is all I need on my account and it keeps me appraised of what's happening far more efficiently than checking texts, emails and browsing news sites/loading an RSS feed program at lunch. It even sometimes makes me chuckle (especially @realbillbailey).
If you can look past the dodgy paintwork, the mostly moronic userbase and the spambots, there is a little gem in twitter.
It isn't Warcraft 3...that was 5 years before WoW (http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/warcraft_timeline/) and the comment direct from Blizzard say the movie is based 1year before WoW events. Meaning it could be about Outland but as they mention 'the lands you know' its most likely looking to be about the Proudmoores/Thrall relationship...maybe.
"The story takes place about a year before WoW begins," Blizzard creative director Chris Metzen explained at the time. "You're likely to see a lot of races you've played, the lands you know. The story really is a number of main plot points kind of rolled into a really strong two, two and a half hour tale...thematically it's about cultures and conflict."