288 posts • joined 13 Aug 2009
...the Final Frontier!
My vision is 20/20...
...plus my Philips 28" CRT was a Which? best buy when we bought it in the mid-90s. I think the digital set top box (BT iPlayer! - really quick) is of similar vintage. The picture, both analogue and digital, is excellent. I'm also very close to a transmitter.
From what you describe, it sounds more like it's your signal or your equipment which is poor. Several times over the years I've browsed shops like Currys to see the latest shiniest TVs on display, and saw very, very few which I would say had an acceptable picture.
And for games i use my rather gorgeous 1920x1200 IPS panel.
"people would reject HD if it had the noise and artifacts that are the accepted norm for SD."
If you've noticed this, then you've already got HD and are hardly likely to 'reject it'.
Personally, I haven't noticed this, but then I've still got a CRT. Crystal clear, SD digital signal, but mostly shit programmes. The occasional opportunity to see the all the hairs up someone's nose was hardly an incentive to 'invest' in this tech. Bigger screen? SFW? A good film or show will immerse you, regardless of your diagonal inches or pixel count.
But now all the sheep are rushing off to buy into the latest embryonic unsupported wild-west technology (3D) so the price of simple HD kit should fall through the floor. In a couple of years, when the kids want something other than Cbeebies, it might be worth considering.
Really, what exactly have I been missing out on? Same goes for Blu-ray
"The ability to use Wi-Fi and cellphones on planes may be curtailed..."
Good luck, 'Amy'
I hope you get every penny.
Oh, and Virginia-based deputy sheriff Arthur Weston Staples III? Can't wait to read about your appeal against the damages, you treacherous piece of crap!
That is all
and what's more...
...thanks to Dosbox, I've just discovered that it now runs on Win7x64!
So much for getting some work done today!
I've got this
It's a total labour of love. Even sound-effect bugs were re-created. Haven't tried it on Win7 but XP32 managed it.
Also comes with 'Joust'!
Oi! Metric Sytem!
Represent a third.....go on! What's that? three point three what? LOL
OK - who stuck 50p in this idiot and pressed the button?
I'll be there...
...to wave you off!
Good riddance, you miserable bollocks!
The long winter evenings....
...must just fly by.
(apologies to E.Blackadder)
re "colloquial expression" determination
They will use http://viz.co.uk/profanisaurus.php as the definitive resource.
And so will we. It will lead to an arms race of filthy punnage.
this, from the rag that gave you, ONLY YESTERDAY:
The HOT news that the latest version of Windows Mobile would at last have a touchscreen, and apps.
Don't go contradicting them, now!
Guardian readers untie! FWT!!!!!
(someone correct me)
"Even more popular than Zork, and equally text-based, was The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, despite (or because) most of us never made it to the pub. That's available in Java form, and Flash, but not yet in the minimalist HTML interface suitable for rendering on an electronic book - even one that happens to have a keyboard"
Your tiny screaming Caribean island sounds idyllic
What I wouldn't give to be sitting offshore in a boat one night listening to the gunshots, crowing and swearing.
Next week will be 'Tits in a bin" maybe followed by a bum, or even a knob
"resonable steps must be provided"
i think you mean 'ramp'
YMMV, but I set this up for my septugenerian in-laws when I visited them in upstate New York. They were getting calls at all hours. It took one very pleasant phone-call to the Telco (that I found in their phone-book) and just asked them if such a service existed. About 4 weeks later the calls all but stopped. My in-laws remain delighted to this day and I am #1 son-in-law. (like Alfred E.Newman, #1 in a field of 1)
The last word in luxury..
..is to stay the night at "a hotel airport"
the mice don't like it
In the words of Spike Milligan
"Money doesn't buy you friends, but you get a better class of enemy"
who the hell is this Dredd loser, like, anyway?
DR and Quinch
"...We've all forked out on new HD TVs,"
LOL not all of us.
...it was Dave 'Cinzano Bianco' Lister.
Insulating tape and Apple products
is there no end to their usefulness?
48 moves to stick them all back on again (assuming you leave the middle ones alone)
I'm in town right now! Chills!
I might go have a peek...maybe they'll take an offer. Looks like it needs a good coat of paint, though.
The Great Rock ('La Rocca') really is that. Apparently, if Crowley thought any of his minions were getting too big for their boots, he'd make them climb it, so as to make them feel insignificant. It works.
...a lot of cock
At least one elbow would be required
May I be the first....
...to welcome our Imperial Windsorian overlords!
If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit!
Look at the monkey, look at the monkey!
(Where's the 'head explodes' icon when you need one?)
An arrow, even if notched into the string of the bow, isn't an offensive weapon until you draw it.
Don't get your toes wet.
Steve Jobs is now officially King Canute? (or at least a partial anagram of 'Canute'...)
Imagine the Hilarity...
...when a lady being scanned appears to be concealing 3 WW2 hand grenades (2 'english' type, 1 'german') in her lady kex.
For an extra twist of the knife.....
...make sure the pages are all coloured solid black.
"You make us look bad to the rest of the world."
I'd been wondering who that was.
From the Spitting Image mid-80s book thing Pop trivia pages
"contrary to popular opinion, in his private life, Prince is a pratt"
I can't hear his name without thinking of that line. That's over 25 years, & counting.
I love my brain.
What kind of f**kery is this?
It's daylight robbery, is what it is. The sliding scale should be from 'bad' to 'awful'. Basically, it's either an Idiot's tax, or a way of gouging anyone who has limited choice in the matter.
Which is why when we travel to Italy (where fortunately we have family and can provide an address) we get a vodafone PAYG tarriff. If I recall it was 20 or 30 euros for a month with a cap of a few gigabytes. Enough not to matter. Upgraded my Nvidia drivers while I was there. The dongle may even have been bundled.
We did the same with Virgin PAYG in the US. That cost more to set up, maybe about $75, but now it just needs top-ups whenever we go, like $20 for a month's whatever.
I really needed some good news
Something squashy and squeezable around the lower end?
That's not a bumper - that's a BUM!
Advice being the cheapest commodity in the universe, I thank you all for your generosity.
I'm no fanboi of Xp. Nor am I generalising my experience beyond what any self-respecting 'power' user should expect (IMO). I would love 7 to give me what I want. But guess what....I am having problems with all this bleeding-edge tech not playing nicely together.
Lenovo can't help
Autodesk can't help
Nvidia can't help
Microsoft can't help
I admit I didn't try PC World
So I'm left with the Wild West Show that are the Message Boards of these hollowed tubes. See first sentence.
Meanwhile, I have a job to do. But even if Win7 was as stable for me as it is for others, I really struggle to see what I'm missing out on. Aero? USB3? Readyboost? And I haven't even mentioned the fun and games I've had trying to perform filename searches without having to stop for a rest. (fuck that advanced query syntax for a game of soldiers - I don't want a crib sheet stuck up next to my monitor).
Maybe I'm holding it wrong? Who am I to say that I NEED to open 20+ PDFs or JPGs or DWGs in one go? Or track documents by mid-name strings? Or keep 5 or 6 explorer windows open and floating around all day? All of this is either impossible or more complicated in Win7. Was XP so shit it let me develop these crooked workflows?
Clean installs all the way
Clean installation on <1yr old Thinkpad w700.
It came with Vista business 64. Acad crashed and crashed.
On went XP64. It never complained and neither did I. Solid as a rock.
In a moment of Cheap Upgrade-induced weakness, on went Windows 7...oh dear. Less productive, less stable, and a royal pain in the arse in many, many respects. Cerainly no improvement for one who favours the Keyboard over the Mouse whenever possible.
f it was stable, I could live with the rest....Just. Hard to think of any of this as an 'upgrade' though.
Autodesk & Lenovo* could easily be just as much to blame. Or Nvidia's Quadro. The frontline of the battle between Direct3d & OpenGL is currently being waged across my desktop, it seems.
*-Lenovo haven't released an official Nvidia driver since December. Can't install anything else.
Guess I'm waiting for Sp2 then...
...to hopefully turn Windows 7/64 into a workstation-class OS from being a resource hungry unstable consumer's toy. Restrictive workflows, excessive interactions, laughable file management tools, bizarre scattered array of disguised buttons, icons, links, menus, etc..
Today it wouldn't stop crashing the Picture Viewer whilst I was browsing JPEGs I'd just created in MsPaint.
The rest of the time it hangs Autocad about every 20 minutes, 4GB ram notwithstanding. Admittedly, Vista64 was worse.
OTOH, my 'crappy' archaic XP64 desktop eats it all up, day in, day out.
All I can say is WOW!
To think, the world made it to 2010! FINALLY we have 3D in the Living Room* and frakkin' VIDEO CALLS on a MOBILE PHONE!!!
The future is here! Whatever next? Horseless carriages? The sky's the limit!
*old comics/ album covers / movies from the 60's-90's don't count, because you still had to wear those stupid glasses. Wait...what?
Paris, because any perceived depth is an illusion.
A statue is 3d...
...because it doesn't vary with time. Well, not by much. Too slowly even for BBC4.
If it moved, it would be in 4D.
So whilst I agree that the term '3D' is deceptive, 3½D would be more accurate for a moving image.
It's a stitch up..
You need that iGlove thing with the one conductive fingertip
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