296 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
What BBC were you watching?
I was up till the wee small hours last night listening to a constant stream of harrowing live reports from Clapham, Ealing, Croydon, etc. on the BBC.
I'm out of the country, reliant on a crappy 3G dongle for my access. Sky is not an option b/c of all the bandwidth-hogging ads.
BTW, where the fuck were you? It's not as if there's no IT angle on this (Blackberry, google maps etc.) but all you seem able to do is suck up to News Corp's agenda......from a VERY safe distance, I might add.
And I agree with the critisism of Mark Stone - getting beaten up for the sake of a news story is not original (Cook Report) , but it is doubtless lucrative.
This item has proved one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt:
The majority of non-IE users are fucking snobs
OOh! Me too! Me too a grammer nazi too!
Shirley, "they both have agenda to push." as "agenda" is already plural? (Thank you, yes minister)
At least it wasn't 'paninis'
@ Gordon 10
At first I thought you were being a little harsh, but then 2 clicks from the article answered the first question, so fair comment.
The last question was plain bizarre. WTF is a 'shiny circle'? (I even did some legwork and came up empty)
Buying Sunday's NOTW
It was announced that all the money for that day was going to charity.
I was going to buy one, but then i thought "meh"
Flames, 'cos that's what I'd have done with it, and then refused to piss on it. Would have made a great photo.
I did some Amazon shopping last night
I had to click more than once to checkout.
Mechanical transmission of audio, for all it's limitations...
...reaches places in me that digital music can only dream of
This one is OVER THREE TIMES BETTER!!!!!!!!
Or how about £430 for a network cable?
In fairness I did spend £40 on my speaker cables, but that's for my vinyl. Analogue is worth it. Especially Pink Floyd.
Speaking of power...
Have they tried turning it off, then turning it on again?
(Soz, been watching IT crowd..)
if u tekky tipes hadnnt werked it owt id nevva av sussed it
The Tin Hat Brigade proudly present...
I know what you mean! Two in one week.....MSI must be fuming!
I'm not anonymous and I'll see your 'stylee' as that of a fashion victim AND a twat.
The look I call "male muffin"....like half a female muffin, but sideways. Not flattering. Ask a lady, if you dare.
Do you also wear your baseball hat sideways?
The KILLER MUTANT FUNGUS in YOUR DISHWASHER?
Are you talking about my mum?
Wow indeed!! Amazing how cheap these things are once you leave out the minor items, such as the graphic card, keyboard, mouse and wifi card
Out of curiosity I threw the major items (CPU, RAM, GPU, DVD, screen) into a Scan shopping basket and managed to spend £1225 in the process. For what you get, £1600 is not outrageous (the screen was almost £700)
And I don't even like Apple! If I could choose Windows 7 as an option, i might consider it.
"you're not the shoe bomber"
When is a terrorist not a terrorist?
When he's 'only' a poor misguided armed bank robber!
Pity the poor judge, bound by minimum sentencing requirements!
This is indicative of a country in denial.
Failures to deliver, shirley?
Especially confusing if you don't highlight the phrase in some way. See Para.7
Re: Why inventing problems even before they appear just to be able to whine?
Welcome to the internet.
This is why I bought an acoustic guitar
Banging out a few chords after a long shift, I think of it as an aerobic work out for my fingers and it's a great stress reliever too. It doesn't matter that I'm not very good!
I've been a full time CAD operator for about 15 years now. I realised early on that my livelihood depended on my hands and my eyes remaining in good condition and so were worth taking care of. (As well as the guitar for my hands, I use the Bates eye method quite a lot - similar effect).
And a LOT of keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse clicks.
"more demanding users should look up the Sony range for better picture quality"
£800 and the picture sucks?
Thanks for the reply (and the cake, whatever that represents),
...but it would have meant a bunch more if you'd read my post first, or indeed the article above it which talks about "the only other way" ie shrinking dies. CAD programs are (so far) mostly single threaded, which is why I don't need any more cores. I don't want more efficiency, I want more power. 10 years ago that was everone's priority, but not anymore. Simply put, the less time I spend waiting for the command prompt to come back, the more money I make.
You're right, I didn't mention heat. But only because I don't really care about it. Who bases a CPU buying choice on the cooling ability? If it gets too hot, stick a bigger fan on it.
Your commiserations are also misplaced. Plenty of non-Windows CAD apps are available, and anyway I fail to see the relevance of my OS, or the need for you to put me (and millions like me) down for it. You think I give a toss about your 'real man's' operating system that statistically, nobody uses? :P
speed junkies choice?
As a (non-rendering but 3D) CAD user:
I don't want something I can carry
I don't want to save energy
I don't want more cores
I just want my application to run faster
This seems to put me 180 degrees away from current trends and marketing blurb, making for a difficult choice.
Am I the only one?
Can't say I'm a big fan of Mr.Merchant either, but he's perfect for this.
Finished it yesterday...
... and started again! Worth every penny.
When you get it, you may well say it yourself
unless you've never seen the Simpsons
"Every movie is not expected to be Memento"
Thank fuck for that
watch you language, me old china
Is how Piglet talks in the Winnie-the-Pooh books. It sure sounds cute when he/she does it, but it is not a Clever Thing For Grownups To Do if they want their peers to Think Well Of Their Opinions.
Three mile island?
Three mile island was a media-raped storm in a teacup as well.
@ David Pollard
Lewis? Please write an article about Toxoplasmosis immediately - I have teh fear!
Stroking fluffy kittens?
Have you never heard of toxoplasmosis? It can send your children BLIND.
I am measurably more paranoid* about the cat shit in my garden than any nuke plant.
*fekked off as well....bloody cats
I, for one,...
...welcome my lifebuoy-in-a-sea-of-slime overlord and his daily dose of sanity.
Big Blue static button versus text string of variable length?
I resent the over-reliance of hand-eye coordination. Anything i can acheive by 'touch typing' commands means I don't even need to look at the screen or keyboard.
From an ergonomic point of view such functionality would appear to be a no-brainer. I'm at the grindstone 8-14 hours a day. If I get RSI or my eyesight goes then my career goes with it. It should be an obvious design goal, but it's not. If anything, MS (and Autodesk) have removed a lot of the 'flow' from their interfaces. Some call it 'streamlining' but I call it 'dumbing down for the sake of the numpties'
Why can't we have a Home GUI as well as a Professional one, like pre-XP days? Why can't they just allow things a few more options?
I used to hate Windows 7
I skipped Vista and stuck with XP64* before migrating last year. Now, having lived with it for several months, my hatred has transformed into a mild, teeth-grinding annoyance that surfaces several times a day.
Obviously, Windows 7 (x64) is smoother and more stable, but I should be able to take that for granted, so no brownie points there. I've also turned off most of the eye-candy because I suspect A'desk, M'soft, Nvidia and Direct3D are still not 100% happy bedfellows and are more interested in bells and whistles than stabilty.
- finding files is still a mystical art with unpredictable results (i use Agent Ransack for any serious digging)
- autosorting is unavoidable
- explorer tree-lists jump the folder you just expanded to the BOTTOM of the page (so you have to scroll down to see the sub-folders) (this can be fixed with some free app I can't remember the name of)
- explorer doesn't sync the left-hand tree if you start clicking through folders in the right-hand window (fixable as above)
- explorer refuses to open more than 16 files in one go (this is by design, and unchangeable)
- If a measure of efficiency is to count the number of interactions (ie clicks) to perform a task, then win7 (explorer, taskbar, etc) is a lot less efficient than XP
* I don't care what anyone else thinks, AutoCAD+XP64 was an awesome combination. Ran all my hardware, played all my games too.
like my fucking house, for example?
30% faster + no connection is still f**k all good to me, out here in the wild wastelands of central Brighton.
How very dare you?
We don't want your steenking 'facts' here.
Cruel? check, Unusual? check
We all now know how PFC Manning sleeps at night.
Question is, how do his guards manage it?
"If you turn Motion Plus off entirely, the smudge-ring artefact disappears, but moving resolution drops to around 650 lines. There’s also some slight judder on pans."
£2,600 telly : 0
My 12 year old Philips 26" CRT : 1
And your (non white-supremecist) point is?
So the White yanks are unfairly seen as fatties because of all the coloured fatties? But the population of Canada contains more than enough 'non-whites' (even disproportionate numbers of fat ones) to take your argument behind the cowshed and shoot it.
Unless you've actually been to the U.S......
...then you simply haven't seen 'fat', and have no idea how cheap & nasty 'cheap food' can be.
Great country*, friendly people**, and we always have a good time but the smell of fried donuts seems to be EVERYWHERE*. It comes to something when a Subway seems like the healthy choice for you & the kids. Come to think of it, the option of cheese sauce in restuarants is unnervingly ubiquitous. Best example: Applebees...Ordered steak, jacket potato and salad (and a Guinness - it's not all bad!) and had to decline some form of cheese for each item (but not the beer).
Me? I have to run around in the shower if i want to get wet. :P
* the places I've been to.
** those that I've met
I thought <3 meant "I fart in your general direction'
This explains a lot.
Speaking as a long-time fan of COD, MOH and GTA.....
.....that clip was f**king horrible.
Quite, but would you...
...get on a plane knowing that one of your fellow passengers may have a fake ID? Or even a real ID, and still want to kill you all?
Can you even get a bus or a train, thinking like that?
....that it will suck less than Doom 3.
P.S. Serious Sam FTW!
Something familiar about that logo.....
God help humanity if I'm right!
GTA IV (PC)...
...requires and has always required only ONE unique username to play 'offline'. No accounts, no passwords. Save at safehouses, same as GTA San Andreas. I've had this grossly under-rated game since release, and have played it this way since the install. Same went for the EFLC titles.
I can't believe there are so many numpties out there that can't/won't read installation instructions. They sure can write an amazon review, though!
"The story concerned an on-going attempt to get broadband connectivity to a rural house, culminating in a microwave link of dubious construction and lamentable performance which appears, none the less, go be the best option available."
= "...TO be the best option available."
Flame on! Go Go Lego Geeks FTW!
Oh great...every time there's a Logo story, the usual Meccano fanbois roll in.
Structural strength isn't everything, you know.
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