Anyone remember Courier (no not the font!)
Let's hope this doesn't get cancelled before it gets beyond a promo video too.
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Let's hope this doesn't get cancelled before it gets beyond a promo video too.
What happened? Nothing. Sounds like business as usual.
Indeed. They have bars, not overpriced coffee.
1) It's going to be really cloudy this weekend.
2) I need to go and buy lots of weedkiller and salt ready to deal with the triffids.
Unfortunately ISIS would probably quite like that, since they don't seem to like shrines of any type.
Ah, that helps. I must admit I've not investigated what is and isn't possible in detail. As long as they can't turn up with a fleet of Anacondas and buy an entire planet's stock of it's main export then things perhaps won't be so bad.
I have to say that the possibility of the in-game economy being affected by other people's actions in solo mode is one of the main things putting me off buying it - I don't want to have a rubbish time getting started because the starter trade routes are already milked dry.
I know Diablo 3 improved massively once they killed the auction house and made getting loot for yourself realistic. Trying to keep up with inflated auction prices driven by people with more time to play than me was no fun at all.
That lack of time to play is why I worry about the influence of other players on the solo game. I don't want to feel like I'm standing still or even going backwards just because I have other stuff I need to do. Which is unfortunate, because as a teenager playing Elite for the first time (PC, CGA version) I always thought that an online version with enough players could be the best game ever. In a way I still do, it's just I don't have time for it anymore and would therefore prefer something that pauses when I have to deal with the real world instead.
Fineable stuff would be relatively easy to deal with - fines as a percentage of wealth is easier to implement in a game than real life.
I'd be more concerned about non-finable stuff. For example is there anything to stop a disproportionatly wealthy player single-handedly unbalencing trade routes? Not the sort of nonsense I'd want screwing me over if I was playing the suposedly single-player solo mode.
Who needs a rocket if you've got a cow? We all know the cow is capable of jumping over the moon!
Enough battery to get through the weekend (note 29 *days* standby, not hours).
Cheap enough to not care if its lost or stolen (and the latter seems unlikely)
Enough internet to gloat about where you are to mates who couldn't make it.
Camera bad enough you shouldn't be tempted to make the people behind you watch the bands through your screen.
You'll still probably have trouble finding your tent in the dark while drunk though, even with the torch.
Now management will think they know what 'mirrored' drives are, but won't be thinking of the technical term.
SP3 = Surface Pro 3. I'm guessing its basically the same windows store app as for the phone, at the very least its just as buggy.
Had it installed on my SP3 for 2 minutes, had a dozen crashes (opening both articles and comments), uninstalled it.
I'm guessing you're American. This is a British site and our usage of the terms Oriental and Asian is different to yours - typically referring to different parts of Asia, rather than being derisive vs politically correct terms.
Is that like how you CAN'T be bothered to DO your proof-reading of your posts. If you're going to complain about people not checking stuff then check your own stuff.
Or perhaps in both cases it was checked, but by humans who are fallible and miss stuff despite their best intentions?
Well his latest article is on Microsoft's skype translation thing and shows him using a Surface...
Composite of multiple images, using the parts which don't have a robot arm holding the camera in the way.
If he's at the top of the overall list, surely he should be at the top of the people list too?
Did they exclude him on the grounds of being dead?
Cheers, I'll give that a try later.
Buttons in Excel spreadsheets are completely FUBAR - can't click the buttons since the updates.
Until we also get screens with higher dynamic range (which is what the article was about). Yes you'll still have to map it back down if for printing, but that's not what we're discussing here.
Simple - just display it at the same brightness as it would be on a non-HDR screen. No need for any fancy attempts to stretch it to the full range, just use the subset of the HDR range that the content is encoded for.
It might not look as natural as HDR content woyld, but its going to be no more strange than displaying B&W content on a colour tele using only the greys and ignoring all the reds, blues, etc.
Or in many cases the names we know famous people by are the alias. I've got a friend who has done a small amount of TV work - the name she uses for that isn't the same as the real one that's on her passport.
Taking one of the examples from this article I'd be far from surprised if Natalie Portman's passport still says Neta-Lee Hershlag (the name she was born with according to Wikipedia). I can't actually be bothered to look up the leaked data though.
I think you're closer to being right than the article is. However I'm not sure there was any 'game data' as such, just bits of hard-wired circuitry which could be connected or not to enable or disable various behaviours of the moving squares. It seems that the games were at least as much defined by the overlays, the rule book and the players willingness to stick to those rules as by the console and its cards.
Looking forward to when it actually gets to Breakaway from Earth, but first they need to get to the 54321 stage.
Hopefully not. We don't want it burnt to a (Toffee) Crisp.
You're correct it can't get to Mars though, it needs a bigger Boost for that.
Dealing with all these complications and delays is no Picnic.
Pie Factory in Tipton by any chance? Although I've had worse I was disapointed that even a self-declared pie specialist doesn't make proper fully cased pies.
Their steak and kidney pudding with proper suet pastry is a much better choice, and also a quid cheaper than the 'not really a pie'.
Too often I've ordered a nice sounding "steak and ale" pie, only to actually be served a "steak, mushroom and ale" pie, which is a very different thing (particularly when I hate mushrooms, but even if you do like them it's not what you ordered).
I though it was just me. The shape is one thing, but the blades themselves just don't quite look right, to flame/electric-arc like. Seems to appear rather quickly too. I'm wondering (hoping) if this isn't actually a lightsaber at all, but some other variant of energy sword.
More likely people quite happy to have a break, but wanting it to be known they have a good excuse for slacking off.
Well this explains the multi-coloured food cube things in the original series. Much easier than a cup of tea.
Pitch Black? First part is the brightest film I've ever seen.
Twiki, a proper positronic brained Asimov robot (at least according to the series which also had Crichton (who wouldn't make this list being TV only, and not in the feature length film pilot - I guess this is also the reason for the ommision of the similarly named Kryton).
My first thought too when I first heard of the C5 - why would anyone name their car after Clive's electric buggy?
I think you've found the problem: A significant fraction of terrorists disaprove of bacon sandwiches (*)
(*) Note: not the same as saying that disliking bacon sandwiches makes you a terrorist.
Indeed. You have to go for the other musical Brian (May) to find a rock star astrophysicist .
A specific needle in a needle stack. Just finding a needle is easy. It's getting the right one that's tricky.
And then they collect the box and give it to someone else who does not know you.
If it is a games console it better have Snake.
More than that. I was probably going to get a graphics card upgrade and buy a joystick too.
Really wanted this, but not with an online requirement (I went against my better judgement for Diablo3 and regretted it).
If you really want it to stick then forget butter - try marmite.
Cold is a lot safer after the pub than messing around deep frying though.
Bitch Operatrix From Hell
I've had a few bouncy landings of my own. In both cases landed and functional is all that counts.
I just always thought of the goo as green. Green seems like the best colour for goo.
Either that or its a sign it's too long since I played it.
So when do they start observing the green goo?
Actually I think the phone is an electronic swiss army knife. However as with the knives some of their features work better than others. The primary purpose (phone calls/folding pocket knife) are unsurprisingly fine to use as a primary device. Some of the extras are fine too - my swiss army knife makes a fine bottle opener, just as a phone works well enough for many people as an mp3 player. Trying to use a phone as a replacement for a full PC though seems more like the equivalent of using the saw or chisel on a swiss army knife - possibly workable for small jobs if you have nothing else availble, but not something I'd want to do all the time if I had larger, better tools available.
Some headerless server which is probably actually just PC hardware in a different box and location. I'm not seeing the point where I can't buy such hardware and assemble it in a case under my desk arriving any time soon.
Besides isn't the x86 PC supposed to already be dead? Killed off by Itanium? Or was it by PowerPC? No wait, it was Alpha. Etc. There have been so many predicted deaths for the PC that it's difficult to take another one seriously.
Footfall. Which had the alien ship be an unusual hybrid of generation ship and sleeper ship, with the crew therefore comprised of a mixture of sleepers and space-born.