"This week the BBC launched a "gamification" app for children" This is the problem I have with the BBC, as there doesn't seem to be anyone working there asking whether or not some of the things that they do fit within it's remit. It seems to not be a case of "should we be doing this?", but more like "hey we've got a shitload of licence fee payers cash to spend let's do something "cool" with it!".
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Yeah, if it wasn't for BBC3 you'd never be able to see repeats of Top Gear
I've seen a list of those celebrity pseudonyms and can exclusively reveal that they are as follows...
Natalie Portman - Gertie Fengstein
Brad Pitt - Johnny Suede
Daniel Craig - Quentin McArthur-Park
Sarah Michelle Gellar - Amber Pointy
"New drivers are bad enough, if we remove these filters then there will be more accidents"
So how many accidents are the result of a drivers inability to reverse around a corner or do a three point turn? Most accidents are caused by driving too fast for the conditions and/or poor judgment not by the ability to reverse.
Re: A nice tilt to Gricerdom
"Oh, and the Valenta wasn't that reliable in the beginning, and wouldn't meet today's emission standards"
But it did sound really cool, especially when pulling away from a station!
Microsoft also paid for an entire episode of the US TV show Suburgatory which heavily featured the Surface Tablet. Ironically the show was just as successful as the tablet, so I guess it was a match made in heaven.
Re: What about royalties for the goats she ripped off?
Are you confusing her with Shakira?
Re: I have probably used bing thousands of times.
It's a good job that you didn't type bing as that would have destroyed the interweb.
"Jessica Chastain is a possibility for the movie, although what role she would play remains a mystery" Token love interest I should imagine.
Re: Can I just ask here
Yes, if you are including Airfix ones.
Re: Anyone got an NTSC codec
"without the red shirts being completely saturated out" is that a new term for dying?
Re: On the broadcast timing....
Well usually all the impatient children start throwing tantrums because they can't wait a few weeks for it to be broadcast in the UK.
Re: "Disney and Lucasfilm are, of course, saying nothing about the plot"
And double lens flare on any scenes on Tatooine!
Does this article seem familiar to you...
One of the best things about about being an IT journalist is that you can get paid for publishing the same article twice!
Re: Being more selective helps as well
I can't think of any music download site that does use DRM these days, even iTunes stopped using it over five years ago.
Re: Wonder what remuneration committees for the members of that committee he sits on.
When Ian Livingstone was awarded a CBE earlier in the year, The Guardian initially referred to him as both the CEO of Eidos and a former boss of BT!
Both the first two seasons were showed by Five USA a couple of years ago, although admittedly they were broadcast at about midnight. They did manage to show each season in the space of about a week though, as if it was some embarrassing piece of crap that they wanted to get out of the way just so they could show some more CSI repeats.
All hail Eric Lefkofsky the new deck chair re-arranger!
Re: Difficult to believe
You've obviously never played Skyrim....
You mention that the latest version of Fifa 14 is one of those games that will be available on the current and next generation consoles, but what's funny is that there will be a PS2 version as well. That's a mere thirteen years after the console was first released!
Chromebooks, the Xbox One of the laptop world.
Re: Anyone have any intel on the actual release date?
Intel? I thought that they were going with AMD for the new Xbox?
Robin Hood Tax
" the Robin Hood Tax - which will curb the excessive trading once and for all."
I thought the idea of the RHT wasn't so much to curb excessive trading, but rather to provide a fund to pay for the banking bail outs, both the current one and any future ones?
And what about the other one?
"The Dragon capsule has already carried two live passengers, one of whom made it back to earth without snuffing it." So only a 50% success rate then?
Re: I love steam
"downloading your entire steam library after something goes horribly pear shaped with the machine... not cool! although not awful if you have a decent speed you can leave it over night for the most part, unless you have one of those really annoying data cap things by your isp, admittedly I have only need to do this once so far, but still a pain."
Did you know that you can backup Steam games so that you don't have to keep downloading them? It's not 100% effective as sometimes Steam doesn't recognize the back up and tries to download it again, but it usually works.
Are you sure that Apple isn't actually number 7 on that list?
Re: I say screw-em. I don't listen to online radio anyway.
"Does anyone know how much Clearchannel pays to play music over local airwave radio stations?"
US radio stations don't have to pay record companies/artists for the privileged of promoting their records like they do in the UK.
The scenes with the chopper lassoing the Cessna and landing one on the tanker were in Licence to Kill not The Living Daylights. The mistake is understandable though as the film is pretty forgettable, as the Gladys Knight theme tune is just about the only decent thing about it.
I love you but...
Great. I wonder which web pages will stop working with this version? Using Opera is like having a child that you love dearly, but you still have to admit that it can be an annoying brat at times.
Is he going to invest his £87m in one of those Icelandic banks that he recommended?
It's not just about the wages/hours
But after doing your 12 hour shifts did you then have to go to a cramped dorm with eight people in it, or to a nice dwelling with family/friends where you had your own private space?
Make it so...
Funnily enough there was a Star Trek: TNG episode called Force Of Nature which was about this theory, so I wonder if rather than having "re-examined the maths of the Alcubierre drive" they really just watched a DVD box set of the show while they were stoned?
No doubt the next story will be about the Board Of Directors awarding themselves millions of pounds in bonuses as a reward for not bankrupting the company.
Quite ironic for a company that was founded by someone who was half Syrian.
Does it come with a free spellcheck app?
They should double the price of the company for 30 days and then cut the price by 50% so that the buyer thinks that they are getting a great deal.
Do all of those who keep commenting about how they prefer CDs because it doesn't have DRM still think it's 2005 and not 2011? None of the legal download stores that I have been using for years (Amazon, Play and others) have DRM in their music downloads.
Casting Couch Blues
I heard a rumour that Kate Beckinsale only got a part in this film because she slept with the director.....
Title goes here....
Great, so now they can kill hostages from even further away!
Sectarianism traded in for racism?
Now that they've stopped attacking their fellow Irishmen to a large degree, they do seem to have turned their hatred onto ethnic minorities in NI, so this story does not surprise me at all.
Keep going well...
It's funny that I knew that it would be a Shell petrol station before I even read the story, as something similar happened to my Dad at a local Shell station and the credit card company said that it happens a lot to their customers.
A cruel thing to do with the profits....
..would be to use them to to buy Bebo.
Reality vs Mac Fantasy
I always thought it was funny that they chose a real life Mac user (John Hodgson) to portray the nerdy PC user.
If you want a non-geek friendly version of Linux then try Mint. I was a Linux skeptic until I tried it and I have installed it on a 4 year old Toshiba laptop and an Athlon 3200 based desktop without any driver or setup problems. It runs DVDs,mp3s, CDs and video files out of the box without the user having to fiddle with configuration files.
It has already been done...
..well on a small scale anyway and it's called a Uniflote.