269 posts • joined Thursday 13th August 2009 14:01 GMT
Re: V1 strikes.
Both my grandmothers were within 100 yards of oblivion on several occasions during the Blitz (One in Tottenham had 4 bombs land within one street of hers on 4 seperate raids, the other in Kennington where she heard the V1 engine cut out whilst sitting on the outside toilet with my infant Father in her lap).
Thanks to the prevailing winds on those occasions, I am sitting here writing this.
Re: "...and a maps app that sucks the scabs off a zombie’s nutsack."
I couldn't disagree with you more. I found it stomach-turning and unfunny and unnecessary.
Maybe i'm just getting old, maybe it was the Nachos Grande I was eating at the time.
@ Kubla Cant
If you can't be bothered then you really ask for everything you get. How tricky is it to keep a receipt? Also you're not doing yourself any favours buying armfuls at the supermarket. Boxes of bulbs are doubtless treated as gently as boxes of beans. The supermarket has no interest in the quality of the bulbs because it will happily refund/exchange almost anything and return it to the supplier. They must love people like you! Keep up the moaning, they would say.
Just to add a bit of balance...
...to all these shed-dwelling corruptors of capitalism who are stealing the bread from the land-fill owner's children's mouths...
PC sales were up by one this April thanks to my good self. Built to a Quality, rather than a price (an advantage of being self-employed is you can be your own finance department). Yes, thankyou, I WILL take all the Ghz and Gb that you can stuff into one little box.
I should declare that whilst I'm very enthusiastic about my PC, it's not for Gaming (well, not primarily....)
I'm a-feared of the future
This article perfectly illustrates why I still have a BT iPlayer digital set-top box (and a Philips 26" CRT)
The iPlayer is quick and has a great EPG. It is prone to locking on to one channel occasionally (although I must say not lately - switchover?) but to be honest it takes a while to notice. It also contains a 56k modem (woo!) and comes with a keyboard.
This article is long overdue.
Re: I don't get NAS boxes...
I bought a Synology DS-413J for £275. It arrived, I stuffed 4 disks in and turned it on (hybrid RAID FTW!). A fair bit of whirring and clicking later, it's all working. Job done.
It sits quietly in the corner and acts as a printer server and media server for all the devices in the house. It runs on 30W.
My gas-guzzling PC with the 6 fans and 1000W PSU doesn't need to be on 24/7.
Easy to like.
For someone who makes effective use of italicisation, you talk a lot of crap.
Never mind Battlefield 3, I want more FPS from AutoCAD
Autocad is double precision and single-threaded. Will these cards help?
Re - didn't Apple kick off the whole iNoun thing in the first place?
My still-functioning BT iPlayer would beg to differ.
In use since 1998, if memory serves.
RE: Never heard of them. What kind of moron buys a laptop for gaming anyway?
I'm guessing you don't get out much. Folks who do, and like gaming, buy a 'gaming laptop'.
I am reminded of the following definition from the Viz Profanisaurus:
- wanker (noun): a fellow road user
Kev O'Neill off the leash!
I loved the bit where all the senile old super heroes decide to fly off the roof and instead hit the ground like heroic lemmings.
It's the windows operating system
not Sonic the fucking Hedgehog. I will animate my own pixels, thankyoueversomuch
Samsonite pro-dlx 142
Bought this at least 5 years ago and still looks almost new. It did cost $200 but I can travel with my gargantuan 17" Lenovo W700 and it's 1kg power brick.
Re: Windows 8 Is Crap
Not forgetting odd-numbered World Wars.
Or motorways, come to think of it
Or even TESTICLES
Re: Misunderstanding technology direction
Doesn't work that way with Autocad. Autocad doesn't distribute, therefore I'm needing one core per seat, as fast and responsive as can be delivered, with several hundred/thousand pounds worth of graphic card to show it all off. Thin client is JNGE.
The pretty-picture and sample files look good and in all probabilty work quite well in a 'cloudy' format. Just don't try loading up any real working files and then expect not to cry.
Re: Nice i guess but
It also means I can go sit next to the Med for a few more weeks a year than if I just downed tools for a fortnight.
Gosh its a real problem keeping the blazing sun away from the screen. Where's the smug icon?
20% is within building tolerance
If performance translates to productivity, price premiums lose their sting.
The ability to play Portal with all bells & whistles is a total fringe benefit.
Stuff the battery life - fingers crossed for a decent screen size
From the photos, they look like 16:10 format. Anything less than 17"@1900X1200 is not good enough on it's own for pro use. The extra 20% vertical pixels make a world of difference. Plugging in a secondary monitor as a minimum requirement just defeats the purpose.
And might I say, it's about time too!
I wish Lenovo were still in this market. I'd love to update my 3yr old W700. Still, 3Ghz+8gb ram+raid 0 remains quite useful on the move, and nothing looks better to walk into a meeting with it, if only for the 'gosh thats a big one' double-entendre opportunities.
....trust a hippy*!
That is all.
* possibly includes me
"high-powered NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M"
"IT pulls its job creation weight in June in the US...
...or IT gets the hose."
RE: Shatner version of 'Common People' is superb
It's not bad, but still messes up the timing on the line "..but she didn't..........understand" just like every other cover of that song. The forrins just always seem to miss the humour in that line, shame.
That said, Sir Shat woz aces on HIGNFY!
Rocketry isn't science
Saw it on the iPlayer a few weeks ago. It's gratest achievement was to give me an overriding desire to see the BBC version and i didn't rest until I had done so.
The film rushes through the whole story. The TV show lets it breathe and is hilarious as a result.
You'll need beer....
Re: Apples, Oranges, Pears & Lemons
"I suppose you buy your cables at BestBuy or something, right ? "
um....no they are generally supplied with the device. Especially when the device touts such a premium price tag.
Active cable? Sounds like a marketing decision more than a practical or useful one.
Do you enjoy being gouged? I guess so. As a Mac user you must be used to it. If this was a windows accessory it would be laughed out of the forum. 75%? GTFO
You're either a troll...
...or you have no soul.
Either way it rhymes.
To loosely quote the man himself:
"Eddie are you worried that you're not funny anymore?"
"I stopped worrying about that about $80million ago"
Watch Delirious - there's a man trying to make a living. Funniest show 14yo me had ever seen
Watch Raw - there's a man who has made it - Meh
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