For all the fanfare and fluff, that is one ugly, boxy, unimpressive, boring car
139 posts • joined 24 May 2007
For all the fanfare and fluff, that is one ugly, boxy, unimpressive, boring car
Considering how god-awful people act online, and how it is seemingly turning us into worse people because everyone just turns off their filters when talking to a screen, I think this is gonna turn out just...peachy.
Coming in 2020 - the first civil war started over a lost COD match
"Apple does the impossible, by slimming down the battery yet giving us the SAME battery life! How do they do it?!"
...anyone name one body or panel of people that was given a large amount of power, for the purpose of doing some good (or just trying not to be bad) and DIDN'T go corrupt ?
Oversight is needed because humans are just TERRIBLE people. You give em an inch, they will take a bloody mile. Every. Single. Time. We suck.
"The only brand cooler than Apple"
Now if you're gonna bait your readers at least put some effort in.
Wait a minute...god damnit, I bit..
Bravo I suppose
I was expecting it to be covered in poop
I don't use it myself but I have idiocy-inflicted family known as teenagers, and I know a lot of em send those pics thinking it's gonna be a 1 time showing kind of thing (no matter how hard I try to explain the concept of screen grab).
This pay model sounds pretty messed up and seems like it would put a lot of users off.
Then again I shouldn't complain (in the rain..woo..sorry, drunk), because now I won't have that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that one of these idiots I call family will be pulled up on child porn charges for being..well, idiots
Analysis tagline says it all.
Windows 10 was just...I hate to use hyperbole, but it was devastating. It was the first windows that had piqued my interest since XP (I like 7 but it was more a "thank feck for that" rather than a "this might actually be good!", having read how they totally learned from the windows 8 mistakes, and it would be a much better user experience, closer to windows 7 than mobile.
But then learning it was closer to mobile in the way that it just wants aaaaall your info (I know you can block it..but really, my computer OS shouldn't make me as paranoid as a mobile OS), and it was still rather..windows 8'ey, means I'm not going to upgrade until DX12 games are so prevalent that I've forced to
Stop asking me about insurance! What, we all look alike to you ? Racist!
I know it's horrible and I know it's going to cause loads of problems...but just ride it out. If you're on there and the pressure is coming externally, ignore it, ride it out, it'll pass.
These sort of things (albeit not on this scale) happen all the time. Embarrassing situations you have to explain, and then gets forgotten about with the myriad of other random crap about a person.
Sure some will suffer worse than others, but I doubt that's because of the external pressure. It's just scam artists trying to earn a buck.
From what I've heard from people who are on there (I don't judge..although I looked up my brother in law, then I woulda judged..) and most people signed up but never went through with a hook up, they chickened out. Obviously I don't know if the small data pool I have is indicative of everyone, but the optimist in me likes to think so
That's a lot of money. I'd take the lower amount in a heartbeat. Realistically I'd never know the difference in those amounts, and the fact I could live with myself makes it a simple choice.
It'd be like evicting family. I really can't see him taking the higher amount
Spray peppermint around or near the devices, spiders hate it
I use a password and keyfile. The password is well over 100 chars long and impossible to remember - it's kept in text format, along with the key, on a USB drive.
I mount the data, then move the key and password file to the encrypted partition, and secure erase the USB device. When I am doing a reboot or anything like that I copy it back to the USB device
But if anyone comes knocking, the power just needs to be knocked off, and BAM! Impossible to recover
"What we know now, if we had known it then, we could have prevented this" is such a dangerous statement. So they get what they want. Then another attack happens, where if they had been watching every single person intrusively, it wouldn't have. So there's another barrier. And so on.
There are some things you just have to accept as being a risk if you wanna keep a certain level of freedom
That is one ugly, boring looking car. It looks like a bloated A4. It looks like they simply inflated the A4.
I liked the first Q7. It looked...mean. Although I suppose that limits your market, this is definitely a more soccer-mom looking affair
I know this will get me downvoted..but surely, as it's their software, shouldn't MS be allowed to put their browser as the default one ?
I was gonna downvote you for your frankly terrible and snotty attitude
Forced updates are something I just refuse to accept. There is a long history of bad updates in windows, so frequent that it's just kind of...expected to happen now and again.
So I only do updates once a patch has been out for at least a month. I'll eventually have to switch to windows 10 when DX12 games become the norm, but by then hopefully someone has created a work around - and if not I'll just firewall the bugger
People with poor social skills and who are generally shitty people are shitty to women!
They should call it tack, it fits in and it's tacked on, every body wins
Strips of dried tarmac are better than Quorn bacon
Go for Waitrose bacon, or if you're in the north, Booths. It's the same price as decent bacon (about 3 quid a pack) and the quality is way way better than anywhere else, apart from Sainsbury's TTD, which while nice is just that bit too expensive.
The best bacon I ever had was from Bury Market, it was treacle infused bacon available around Halloween. Absolutely gorgeous when fried in a little butter. They have to limit it's release though due to the chance of murdering you if consumed all year round.
Go for size over speed. A 1TB SATA SSD is a much better purchase than a 480GB PCIe SSD. Desktop users simply don't need the extra speed
I can't tell if this is a holocaust joke or if some horrible train accident happened in Germany
It means device batteries, not cell batteries
Anyone else get the urge to fill one of these in just to see how screwed up your life looks from the outside looking in ?
I know I should grow up, and I should be outraged at things...but I still can't help but laugh at the phrase "forcing backdoors"
...that they wouldn't know if the first one had already happened, because it wouldn't be dictated.
It's like the saying about the perfect crime, nobody would know about it because they never got caught.
If she was white it'll be a lost girl over-reacting to what she perceived as a serious incident in her life, and will receive counselling
But if she was a minority she is an evil child that will be locked up to stop this spawn of satan doing it again.
Over to you Fox News!
Not at them backing down, nope not at all.
The surprising thing is that not only are Apple doing something first, but they're also doing it best, even though it doesn't benefit them in some way (although actually them being able to say "nuh uh sorry mr policey-man can't help you" and not have to retrieve people's files is a plus to them).
I don't really see this as Google backing down as such..but you can sure as hell bet every itard will put it that way.
I still find it baffling how it took such a big event for people to take notice of this.
I got into a discussion about it elsewhere and the attitude people have is insane. They legitimately believe that if a person gives them a nude shot, it is then theirs to do as they wish. But if you ask em what they would do in the reverse they won't go past "but I'm not stupid enough to give someone naked photos"
It ran into a wall though when you asked em if their missus' had theirs stolen, because people with that sort of mentality are forever alone
That was what you took away from that ? You're a strange duck.
My missus passing was what caused me to go live with a friend, which is when I experienced 100mbit. Upon returning home 40mbit seemed almost archaic, which is pretty much the only time I've been sad at my internet.
I dunno how but I've always been blessed by the God Of Awesome Interwebs.
From being one of the very first users of broadband at 512mb, to truly unlimited Pipex 8mbit (even though after I moved out they tried to screw my parents by changing the contract, then issuing them a £2000 bill ha), to getting Sky which has been nothing but an absolute pleasure - 24mbit for a tenner, now up to 40mbit for 20 quid, and I abuse it like a champion.
I'm a storage whore, cloud just doesn't sit well with me, so have about 90tb local storage, and it's not uncommon to do 2tb/month or more. Never had an issue or complaint, or throttling of any kind.
The only time I've not been happy was when my missus passed away, I went to stay with a mate for a while, get away from things, and he had 100mbit...when I finally came back home, 40mbit seemed almost archaic. But he has throttling, and can only open up at certain times, which is a bit of a pain.
Has to be WinXP because of MPC-HC. It took me months of constantly showing the same thing over and over, XBMC just wouldn't be worth the effort I'd rather just let them do without
It's not for me, it's for family who don't use computers (older parents who have trouble even using a browser)
It took me months just to get my Dad to mount images, and he flat out refuses to write anything down, instead calling me to show him the same things over and over, so I refuse to give them something new to (not) learn.
I want a tiny PC to plug into the TV in the family room for media playback. I have media files on the network, and they range from crappy xvids all the way up to bluray disc images, so a dedicated media player was never ideal as none play absolutely everything the way a true PC can.
So I want one of these to bang WinXP on (the family are computarded, so no linux, no XBMC..they can barely handle MPC-HC and the mounting of images), would this be OK for handling high bitrate MKVs and bluray discs ?
If public torrents are your thing, just stick with btdigg.org, it's a search engine for DHT. Whenever I've been looking for something ridiculously rare or ancient, I always end up finding it on there.
Watched this a few weeks back, and it was brilliant. Plenty of heart too.
Only downside is now I have a yearning to own an inflatable robot.
So a soulless entity with no concept of compassion or empathy, who only works to achieve it's goals...is going to get replaced by AI ? Wonderful!
(No I'm not ashamed of this joke)
I have an ingenious system for sorting out if my landline calls are for me or not - if the landline rings, it's telespam.
I never list my landline as my telephone number, unless somewhere specifically asks for it, even then I'll leave it blank, as it's rarely required for a real purpose. I think the only time it had to be listed was as a backup emergency number for the hospital or something along those lines.
Or if I'm signing up for something where I just know any call I receive will be some poor sod toiling away in a call centre, THEN I use the landline. My 1571 is always choc full.
"Hi there Mr Tunnah, this is.." DELETE
lather, rinse, repeat every few days.
There is something very cringeworthy about seeing 4chan-specific terms posted on here
Then again 4chan is a whole bag of cringe in itself
Nobody remembers the solar powered rail from The Simpsons?
You're mad the lot of you, this will doom us all
I'll never forget the look of horror the guy at PC World gave my Mam when she bought me this. I would have been around 12 or 13 I think, and I was fortunate enough to have very liberal parents - they let me watch Terminator 2 when I was 8, let my sister watch Freddy when she was 12 (who in turn shown it to me when I was 8, which in turn scared the living shite out of me), etc. etc.
The look the guy gave my Mam though I'll never forget, you'd think she was buying me sex toys. He started to give a whole speech about it being about murder and mayhem, me there the whole time trying to make him explode with my eyes. My Mam though just laughed him off and said "it's a bloody computer game".
So I thanked her by repressing those murderous urges it brought forward, because games may have warped my lil' ,mind, but nobody makes Mam look wrong.
Don't get me wrong I'm all for faster internet, but your usage scenario is bonkers.
Barely any families at the moment use a high number of concurrent streams of HD (usually 720p), even a big family is rarely seen using more than 2 or 3.
Considering there is barely any 4K material (and even less desktop users able to display it), it's gonna be a long time before even 1 person uses it exclusively, nevermind the entire family.
This makes me feel old saying it...but ain't it a grand time we live in ?
In such a massively short time we've gone from text games through teletext to straight up console games through our TVs!
I'm 30 years old but I feel like my grandad in saying...ain't technology grand eh ?
On torrents already.
Slam them as much as you want, pirates are a bloomin' efficient bunch!
they bloody blocked btdigg, it's only a search engine for the DHT DB, doesn't actually catalogue anything. Idiots
Junkies tend not to buy their drugs through a sophisticated website using an advanced form of digital currency...
I thought they could already do this. Have a shotgun license, never had an inspection apart from the initial one (in 5 years), but I always thought they had the power to do spot checks.
"Yazdani said the experiment should be fairly easy for other boffins to reproduce because it doesn't use exotic metals."
See, this is why I love science, ultra pure crystals of lead, a 2-story-tall tunneling microscope, a line of iron ATOMS, all cooled to a gnat's fart above the point where kinetic energy can even exist, and they say it should be fairly easy to reproduce.
I'm no science geek by a long shot (although I get the gist of this article, my understanding of it is...poor), if they taught us things like this in school I'd probably know a whole lot more.