686 posts • joined Saturday 20th February 2010 23:01 GMT
re: what it clearly lacks is enough space on the top to balance a gin and tonic
Moving stuff about is what the trailer was for...
Re: Big Trak
I think they also did a mini version when it was re-released, which may have been what you saw.
Re: "First doesn't enter into it"
The difference with the moon landings is that it is a reasonable bet that someone else will land there someday. Scope is the entire period of time during which the human species exists. Therefore 'first' can be used, though currently 'only' would also be applicable. With the Han/Greedo scene we know that there is no more shooting between Han's shot and the end of the scene, so first is rather pointless.
Re: Han shot first
Han shot. 'First' doesn't enter into it, since Greedo didn't get to shoot at all, on the grounds of being dead.
Re: Surface Pro?
Oh, Minecraft PE? I assumed that the requirement was to run the full version. Only Mr 12 can clarify that part.
I'll probably be downvoted for sugesting it, but the Surface Pro (or Pro 2) might be a nice (if expensive choice). The keyboard and kickstand will work well for work on a school desk, but it can still be a tablet for the playground at lunchtime.
Even the RT might do the job, if it wasn't for the Minecraft requirement - he'll want the pro version for that (I'm confused how he thinks he'll play it on an iPad).
Oh, that Delia
I was thinking this would be Delia Smith's version of Oswin's souffle recipe. Or maybe something involving fish fingers and custard.
(The one with the pockets that are smaller on the outside)
It'd probably be quite hard to play. I can't see any monitor ports on that card, so I suspect you may find you may die more frequently than usual.
I remember once reading an old (paper) magazine article (*) discussing alternatives to version numbers for indicating the increased functionality in new releases of software. One of the suggestions was to use the weight of the manual as a measure. Now if only that suggest had been adopted we'd not be having a problem with lack of manuals.
(*) I've a hunch it may even have been an Alistair Dabbs article - did he used to write for PC Plus? My memory is fuzzy on such things.
Re: Thorne and others
Lite beer is not real beer
Budweiser is not real beer
Alchohol free beer is not real beer
Real Ale is real beer. The clue is in the name.
Now can we have a proper pint glass with dimples and a handle icon please? (Or a tankard would also do). --->
(Obviously someone drinks those other things. I don't quite understand why, but each to their own)
Star Wars? Xmas?
Lets home it turns out better than last time...
I don't think five worlds is enough to explain this one, we'd need more than that. So more likely the Kint not the Puppeteers.
Re: That's not the only thing that doesn't make any sense
One of my astrophysics lecturers at university was know to describe planets as 'just big dust'.
re: where is the requisite Hammer icon by the way?
This is the icon for when its hammer time ----->
There are worse games than ET
At least that one worked. The speccy version on sqij on the other hand....
...terrible ping time.
Re: Is the RM of Nimbus fame?
The only compatibility problem I recall with my 1512 were with the nearly but not quite MS compatible mouse (mostly affected flight simulator as I recall) and very few games recognising the digital joystick. Neither of which actually stopped anything running, the core machine itself was really rather decent in terms of software compatibility (flight simulator ran fine using the keyboard, which I recall being the de-facto test at the time). Or are you talking about the PCW, which I didn't think had anything in common with PC hardware?
Are we talking about the Nimbus here? That wasn't even properly IBM compatible, though there was an emulator that worked for some games.
For some reason my school used to hide the 5.25" floppy drive that I needed to read disks from my 1512 at home (a problem with became much less of an issue when I got a 3.5" drive at home)
Re: as the caller, I just want to hear Brrrrr Brrrrr.....
Exactly. The point is to provide useful feedback that the phone is ringing, not to play music. However I could be tempted by a slight variation:
"Hang on, I'll answer soon"
"Sorry I'm taking a while, be there soon"
"I might be busy, are you sure you want to wait"
"Look, I've either left my phone at home, am busy or simply don't want to talk to you"
"Give up already!"
"Do you have nothing better to do today?"
I hate to defend facebook, but...
"Google's rival Facebook has been doing social and contextual advertising for several years, but Zuck & Co don't give their cattle users a chance to opt out of being harvested."
So what does the setting "Pair my social actions with adverts for " do when set to Noone?
Re: I was elite then
I want my Archangel title back as well.
(Not sure if this was all versions or PC specific).
Not bendy enough
I may be more interested when I can fold up a smartphone sized screen into the size of a small flip-phone.
Does it dream of steaks and frisbees?
The B&Q machines also have a problem that they sell things too light to register - in my case a bag of cable ties. Pressing down to force it to register doesn't work either, since then it thinks you've put something too heavy in the area.
Re: Not a huge surprise
Don't worry about Yellowstone right now. Its currently in shutdown....
Re: Tigers in Africa?
The Norks will go one better.
Expect them to have a taller permanently invisible from all angles building within a month. We'll know they've done it because we won't be able to see it.
Right actor. Wrong character
Wouldn't Cerebro be more appropriate?
Rocket is pointed the wrong way
As any Quake player knows its more normal to point the rocket at the ground when doing rocket jumps.
Why couldn't they have just used a potato like normal people?
How am I supposed to make GLaDOS jokes when they use wine instead?
Re: Only Apple
I too can't see a good reason for not also bringing back the changeable insert of the old 'universal' dock (I wonder if that name combined with the 5's incompatible connector was why they tried to get rid of docks?)
...but will it actually get enforced?
Re: over compression
Which is one reason I still prefer my HD films on a shiny silver disc than as a download.
Re: Would prefer higher framerate
Not just frame-rate. Dynamic range is overdue for improvement too. Either of these would do more for realism than more pixels (not that I'd turn down more pixels if it was "as well as", rather .than "instead of").
Of course 4K is (contrary to some other posts) easier to find content for. Plenty of films are shot at a suitable resolution (that version would just need distributed beyond the cinemas). However very few are shot at higher frame rates (I can only think of The Hobbit) and as for higher dynamic range, thats probably limited to still images from high-end cameras.
Re: Search for Earth II
Oops. Ah well, at least I didn't post any Vogon poetry.
Re: Search for Earth II
Also, having the Vogon's explode Earth I first is going to be inconvinient.
Re: Mandatory XKCD link
Akima: You can’t call a planet “Bob.”
Cale: So now you’re the boss. You’re the King of Bob.
Akima: Can’t we just call it “Earth”?
Cale: No one said you have to live on Bob.
Akima: I’m never calling it that.
unique applications that have nothing to do with music
That'll be midi maze on the ST then.
We even have an icon for it --->
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