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* Posts by Timbo 1

18 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009

Watch Dogs: Eat, sleep, hack, repeat

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Driving's not so bad

Once i changed to the in-car view. Completed one of the early escape-the-police type missions easily when i did that, after spending hours and hours failing miserably with the default view.

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Disney plans standalone Star Wars movies to go with the main trilogy

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Wait till the politically correct get hold of this

...........they'll no doubt insist there are some films along the lines of :

The great grandmother of Leah fights for the right of women to bear lightsabers against a staunch patriarchal Jedi movement, whilst coping with a drunken and abusive husband.

Han Solo's grandfather struggles to cope with his growing feelings for a wookie, on a planet where interracial and same sex relationships are punishable by death.

An earlier model of R2D2 fights to highlight the environmental damage done by current industrial mining for fuel, and attempts to convince the doubters to embrace the use of wind power as a viable and healthier alternative.

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Job for IT generalist ...

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RE: 75 month CIO

75 months? lol.

Are you a stickler for punctuality or do you just find the job dull and spend a lot of time looking at the clock and calendar in your office?

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Re: Not Surprised - The console is dead.

Mini yawn because it's not one of the PS4 vs XBone diatribes that some forums are riddled with.

Convenience is also part of a console's appeal, not just specification.

PS4/XBone, put the power in, connect it to TV, power up, play game. Done. Additional services, such as Netflix en all also provide other options quickly available.

Naturally, the PC environment as a continually evolving hardware platform and software platform will outpace consoles, and games will mostly outshine their console counterparts especially further down the line. But some folks just can't be bothered with having to install monthly windows updates, a new version of DirectX, or whatever. They just want to power up and play.

You know that a PS/XBox console is unlikely to have their successor for 7 years or so after release? Add another year or so after release before game releases are flowing maybe. Games bought during the lifecycle of the console will be written with that in mind.

I'm not certain (so please correct me if i'm wrong here) that developers of the latest and greatest PC games ensure their specification will run optimally on a seven or eight year old spec system. Or if they do run, then it will be at a level that the current console will be able to easily do anyway......

More than room for both IMO.

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Anonymous Indonesia gets it right, attacks Australian government

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I don't know whether to be more appalled at the punctuation, use of capitalisation, or collective labelling of 'Indonesians' in the message.

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Reader input required: review our reviews

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Well.........

Having people with vested interests in the products they are reviewing isnt particularly encouraging. For example, a recent review of a smaller fondleslab from a fruit company being written by someone who is involved with creating and selling applications (e.g 'Kate - A Royal Odyssey iPad magazine app' ) for the device...........

A reduction in the superlatives would also be welcome.

As would a reduction of constant comparisons during a review (unless of courses it's a 'how they measure up against each other' type of article. Fine, drop some comments in to the end of the article, but please review the device on its own merits.

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Hunt vows: 'UK will have fastest broadband in Europe by 2015'

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It could work in the Scottish highlands......

if they use a hybrid of Israel's recent approach, but with WAM technology (wireless access mules) instead of donkeys.

"i'm at the top of Ben Nevis, and i've got me some pron, bee hutch"

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Jackson’s Hobbit becomes a trilogy

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Re: Too much padding?

Can't remember if it was the MSX or C64 version but do remember it taking ages to load. About 400 on the tape counter I think. Gave me time to go outside and smash some imaginary dwarves to bits before returning to the house and not long after :-

>Cleave Gandalf's skull

Fond memories.

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Tomb Raider dev denies Croft rape scene

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Re: Gee... May I suggest

Maybe if it's intended for adults they could reinvent it further so that she becomes Laurence Croft.

"Just out of Harley Street and this time she's a he and he's angry........."

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Game of Thrones Blu-ray disc set

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Hoping for a bit more romance in the series

.......I really do love a good wedding or two.

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Amazon's Android-friendly Kindle Fire splutters

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Eh?

For a comment on the Fire product, it's a bit strange that the iPad is mentioned more times in the article than the Kindle Fire itself is, yet the $499.99 (2.5 x) price for the iPad is never mentioned once.

Funny that.

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Larger Kindle Fire coming soon, say moles

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Childcatcher

@Rudolph the Insane Reindeer

Seems like your red nose might be more to do with drinking too much Scotch. Sure you'll be sober enough to deliver to the right addresses on 25th December?

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Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade

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Not having much scientific understanding......

....but if there's global cooling that needs more carbon dioxide to be expelled to heat things up again, and we breath out carbon dioxide, isn't this great news for politicians since they will be able to talk more drivel and for even longer, and justify it by saying their words are for the good of the planet?

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HP exec: WebOS tablet will trounce iPad

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Surely this is a tribute to Spinal Tab?

[sic]

....and Nigel Tufnel's Mach piece, combining the styles of Motzart and Bach?

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WTF is... up with e-book pricing?

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I almost wouldn't have a problem paying around the same money........

................if it were not the case that the formatting and spelling errors in a large deal of the official publishers’ e-books shuck big time. That's unforgivable.

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Extreme porn law on the ropes

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re: re:what next, illegal to have a w*nk

If it's in a church then there's going to be a lot of male frock wearers arrested, just in time for their leaders visit to the UK..........

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MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'

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Disappointed El Reg............

..........I thought the jargon used was that the personal responsible for this had an "ID ten T" problem?

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Bing shines Silverlight on visual search

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Visual MILF Search

Does this mean that if you search for MILF it then presents pictures of

Teachers

Lonely Russian Housewives

Friends' Mums

Nurses

which you then further refine by selecting a picture of the age range?

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