"Some Pocket PC devices featured a clamshell design with a keyboard"
Exactly what I was hoping for from the headline. Ah well, maybe one day.
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Exactly what I was hoping for from the headline. Ah well, maybe one day.
The A-10 is not a plane...
...it's a cannon with wings.
Go read it again - the PFY is fine. Both the BOFH and PFY had the Suit who was interrogating them fall out of a window. The Boss is actually siding with the BOFH and PFY on this occasion in the face of a common enemy (probably not a long-term truce though).
Don't be silly - that's the new pocket-sized monolith...
The new iPhone just doesn't control body hair as effectively as the old Razr did.
Well that's an interesting definition of 'better'.
Voyager however did have a have a hydroponics section...
PTFE - Plastic Tape For Engineers.
Are the real profits even in the frames? The optician I use seems to have a permanent 2-for-1 offer on glasses. However that doesn't include lens upgrades such thinner lens, anti-scratch anti-reflective coating, tint or light-reactive so the second pair can be sunglasses, etc. The 'free' second pair can work out quite expensive if you want anything other than the basics.
Definitely go for a cheap laser for low volume. I bought an entry level HP mono laser for about £60 quid in 2008. Even though my usage is even lower than yours (it's only on it's second toner cartridge) it still works flawlessly when it is switched on.
I never even liked the Windows 7 version of the start menu. To me cramming it all into the bottom corner of the screen instead of the XP and earlier cascading style seemed a poor use of the available screen space.
When I first saw the Win 7 start menu I assummed it's design was to enable it to work on the smaller screens of mobile devices without space for the earlier cascading version. Windows 8 seemed to disprove that theory, so I've still no idea why they did it.
I was hoping Dave would sign them up, but I don't think that was ever a realistic hope.
I've got a full set of physical (and still digital) DVDs on the shelf.
I do have one analogue Blakes 7 disk though : the theme tune on a 7" vinyl record.
It seems he's specifically wanting to talk about AI.
No cat is so wrong for a Bond film. We used to get Pussy Galore.
...ie upgrading the software to deploy the capsule parachute under similar circumstances. Overall I'd call that a win.
So the owl finally loses that bet about squirrels drinking carling black label.
(this may not make sense to those who don't remember UK TV ads from the 80s)
It's also not a "number-only date format".
"Disk is not dead! Disk is LIFE! "
Ah, wait, that was disco. As you were.
Admittedly I never played more than a demo, but that was because that was enough to illustrate just how bad a console title lazily converted to the PC could be. I seem to recall my main gripes were:
1) Badly scaled console resolution backgrounds instead of re-doing the for the PC. Net result being that the real-time 3D models looked better than the pre-rendered backgrounds since they were at least at full pixel resolution.
2) Terrible user-interface, which may have been necessary on a console, but not on a PC with a mouse available.
Maybe I'll give it a second chance this time around, if they make a better job of it.
Will it report speedbumps instead?
Maybe, maybe not. It'll probably have to suffer that indignity for a while, but even range-rovers sometimes get to enjoy themselves when they reach retirement age. I've seen plenty of old ones on off-road courses.
They could get rather a lot of 'pot hole' reports if it's taken where vehicles with a Landrover badge are supposed to be driven...
With regard to that thing that got pushed out of orbit. That thing which for many years we thought was the moon...
"That's no moon, that's a space-station".
(Yes, the brown robe with the lightsaber in the pocket)
Be fair, no-one every burned their house down washing lettuce.
Surely when done properly(*) the biggest risk in chips is the cooking method, provided you're careful about that you'll be fine.
* Properly means a proper pan, filled with proper fat (beef dripping).
Wolfenstein wasn't bad, but it was Doom where people really seemed to take notice. As a PC game player since CGA 8086 machines I remember Doom as the game where people stopped laughing at the PC as a games platform.
Um, nope. Doom had multiple significant things which even if not unique or first were definitely unusual at the time, but became much more common subsequently:
1) User created content.
2) LAN multi-player
3) The PC no longer being a second-rate games machine compared to a much cheaper Amiga/ST/console - this was a game which benefited from raw processor speed and not assistance from 2D graphics acceleration.
Combine that lot and you've got something pretty significant, Doom was a definite milestone and turning point.
As long as a human has control over a vehicle they'll be able to crash it by operating the controls wrong.
Presumably in this case the chances of the pilot operating this control at the wrong time were judged to be sufficiently low, perhaps less than the chances of a lock-out failing to disengage (which would also cause a crash).
I still have a port on my PC's front panel. I'm less sure if it's actually connected to the motherboard or not. I'm not opening the machine to check and have never owned either a device or cable to connect to it.
Also RS232. Just because the cable fitted that really didn't mean it was going to work. Seems like they've re-invented some of the same problems, just at a smaller size.
Silicone implants? I think that may be taking artificial additives in food too far...
Having downloaded it last night it's not the same game at all.
Yes they're both procedurally generated worlds with block based building. but they've as many differences as similarities. Whether they compete or not depends on what it is you like (or dislike) doing in Minecraft.
For MC players building purely cosmetic structures in creative mode this is definate alternative, especially for those who also use MCEdit in conjunction with the game itself.
For those more interested in the survival aspects of MC then LW doesn't (at least currently) seem to offer much. Although there are occasional mini-figs that you can punch there isn't really the same level of threat as in MC.Likewise there aren't really limits to resources - have as many basic bricks as you want. More complex models (flowers, oil wells, vehicles) you can have as many as you want too once you've found one (provided you have enough 'studs' to buy the first one - they're hardly in short supply).
For explorers LW might offer more. Rather than crafting things you need to find them in the world first (the exact thing, not a few multi-purpose general components), which means lots of travelling around. Time will tell if I'm right on this, it depends on how many things there are to find and how common they are.
For the more technical MC players who like redstone they're not going to find much of interest here. Building is (at least currently) limited to non-functional lego parts. Functional stuff like vehicles is found pre-built. I can see scope for this changing if the start including Technical Lego (aka Lego Technic) parts, but even that I'd expect to feel more like building contraptions in Besiege than MC.
..."all your face are belong to us".
(sorry, I'll get it now - yes the one with the book about ancient internet memes in the pocket)
Or a coat to keep you dry in the rain. Of course if you eat a lot of burgers that may also need to be a big mac..
I know this is tenuous at best and realistically completely off topic, but since Bowie was indirectly mentioned in the article I thought I'd take the chance to post this version of one of his songs, but done with the same limitations as XKCD's Up-goer five:
I wooden be happy if that happened.
...does this work if sent as a flash (class 0) SMS? Could cause even more confusion that way.
(flash as in the auto-displaying text messages (sometimes displayed anonymously too for even more fun))
Even on that scale some things will manage to score at least 11.
Yes please, but leave out the avocado and cucumber and salad.
Build one by hand entirely from spare parts - it wouldn't even be the first time it's been done.
This also hints at why they've done so well. They aren't the most reliable option , however they're relatively easy to take apart and put back together. In places where any vehicle is going to break eventually and there is a lack of breakdown services and dealers repairability can be more important than reliability.
It's unfortunate they're being retired because of requirements for driving round on nice smooth tarmac roads when that really isn't what they're intended for at all.
Are you sure about that? The last people who didn't expect it got their arses kicked.
The Harrier was very impressive. However while I've seen many different aircraft impress the crowds at air-shows the Vulcan is only one I've ever seen leave the crowd truly awed.
Not just a roar, although that is very impressive. The really distinctive thing is the howl.
IDQDQ and IDKFA are easy to remember. IDSPISPOPD is slightly trickier, but is still probably going to occupy some of my brain cells forever.
I always get confused when people use MW to refer to Modern Warfare. MW is MechWarrior.
or the Quake version: