Can I be the first to welcome our huge mutant falcon overlords.
64 posts • joined 25 Mar 2010
"But Chappie isn’t a sermon "
Is that a first for a Neil Blomkamp film?
Re: I think human
But which class of ship do the telephone sanitizers travel in?
Re: Intelligence <> sense
"Whatever damage the species Homo Sapiens may inflict on the planet we will never be able to create as hostile and dangerous an environment as space or the other planets in the solar system."
Exactly! It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly intelligent people come up this idea that it would be easier to live in a space station or another planet compared to living on earth. Even a climate change/nuclear war ravaged earth would be easier and cheaper to live on than a space station or another planet.
Re: Monkies in tin cans.
" human passion for things that go boom and blow other humans into bite sized chunks"
Which was the exact reason why the NASA budget was "4.41% of the total government spend" in 1966. We choose to go to the Moon, not because it's easy, but because we want to get there before those damn Ruskies.
Yeah, when he mentioned the invasion of Iraq and ISIS in the same sentence I did wonder if he realised that the two things were connected? (Answer: probably not)
You obviously don't remember some of the ties and shirts that the OU lecturers used to wear back in the day!
Re: Horizon no more...
What do you mean? That episode with "comedian" Alan Davies was filled with hardcore science!
Best excuse evah!
"customers being on vacation"
Is that a business equivalent of "the dog ate my homework"?
I was wondering if NorahJonesHadSexWithATeddyBear.com is taken?
Let's hope that P.E.T.R don't get to hear about this!
Re: Sceptical Mila is sceptical
Well as there is now only one Wachowski "brother" that rumour is partially true.
Re: This plane is becoming the Bradley IFV for the air
Yeah, Lockheed must be really regretting taking on that blank cheque government contract.
Re: Daring, I suppose
"But what does it mean for me as a Win7 user? From what I can tell at the moment, if I upgrade to Win10 then I get a shiny new OS for free, but for only one year. When that year is up, I will have to pay regularly to keep it going."
Errr no, it quite clearly says "The upgrade will only be free in the first 12 months after release and will last for the "supported lifetime of the device."
Re: An "add on" to a Windows phone?
"The problem with that for the time being is that apps on Windows Phone don't necessarily appear on Windows proper and vice-versa."
Yeah, I bought one of those £60 Tesco Windows Connect tablets over Christmas and one of the most annoying aspects of using Windows 8.1 on a tablet is when you find a useful app for Windows Phone 8 only to find out that it won't work on Windows tablets. One advantage that Android has over Windows is that generally Android apps will work on both tablets and phones.
All hail the Speedtouch frog!
I've still got my Speedtouch "frog" modem which Pipex gave me about ten years ago when I first joined them. For some reason I've kept it "just in case" even though I don't know that it would still work with modern OS's. I've never changed ISP in those ten years either as though the company has been taken over by Tisacali and Talk Talk, I've had a good stable connection for most of that time, in fact I can't even remember the last time I had a serious line fault.
Why is it whenever there is a debate about music sales on this site we get numerous comments about DRM riddled downloads as if it's still 2007? Perhaps those who make these comments can point out to us who still sells music downloads with DRM?
"made a loss of £24.7m on revenues of £3.5m" Wow that is quite impressive, especially for a company that has been going for seven years!
Re: windows tablets
Yep, Tesco have been selling Windows 8 7" tablets for £60 for the past few days and they only have 1GB of memory, but at that price it's still a bargain.
"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!".
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?