740 posts • joined Tuesday 27th April 2010 11:33 GMT
"watch Game of Thrones on Sky"
with a load of pointless waffle plastered all over the screen, utterly obscuring what it was that you were trying to watch in the first place. We all love an enhanced experience, don't we?
I'm not going to argue the case for omnipresent CCTV and such, but I have a feeling that it goes beyond hoping that those being filmed will fall over, so that the video can be uploaded to YouTube or posted to You've Been Framed.
People might be willing to accept the CCTV cameras, but why are you - yes, you with the smartphone - what are YOU looking at?
Using as much of the slaughtered animal as possible,
is a truly laudable aim (and the reason we have black puddings and haggis - and who would want to go without them?). That said, and as much as I love offal, this really does sound disgusting.
I always thought that the Xperia Play
was an interesting idea, and this looks to be an extension of that (but primarily, or solely, a games machine, rather than a phone).
The thing that holds back Android games (in my view, at least) if the terrible controls - touch screen only is rubbish for anything beyond puzzlers like Angry Birds - so this is the obvious solution. Whether people want an Android machine for gaming, when the DS is already so dominant in the handheld sector, remains to be seen (my gut says that they don't, and this will go the way of the Lynx).
Re: I can feel the holistic synergy
Yes, but have you harnessed that synergy?
Re: This will be useful...
I forget who it was, but I had cause to phone a company who's hold music would be occassionally interrupted to let me know that I was "[n]th in the queue". All well and good, but I soon found out that the longest wait was when I was "next in the queue", suggesting that the whole thing was just an artificial countdown.
Thumbs up for my energy provider, on this issue (Ovo Energy),
as they prominently display both an 0800 and a regualr (geographic) number, on all their materials (and the welcome message on the 0800 reminds you of this, again). I do wish more companies would do this.
*click* ... *dial tone* ... *scream*
I see you've been calling BT.
"privacy is only a problem for the last generation"
Or perhaps it's just the fact that car insurance for those in the 18-24 bracket is so ludicrously expensive, that they'd agree to anything that might bring it down a bit?
Based on that final screenshot,
a world without punctuation is not a world in which I wish to live, so I'll pass on BBM. Thanks for the offer, though.
Re: "tumblr"? What's that?
If only Yahoo! had a search engine, then you could use that to look up "tumblr". Oh well...
I got fined by one of these companies, using ANPR in place of
actual tickets, or human interaction, claiming that I'd failed to pay their parking charge. Pretty stupid process as, unless you remember to get a ticket from the machine, you can't prove that you paid.
Got it overturned, in the end, but I fully endorse any prankster who wants to give these idiots the run around.
"he's the bad guy...because he's British"
To pick just two examples, Die Hard and The Avengers would both have been considerably less interesting if the bad guys were re-cast. To pick another two: Superman 2 and Beverly Hills Cop.
The British get the bad guy roles in Hollywood films because a) the British are the traditional enemy of the Americans (the War of Independence* was a pretty big deal) and b) British actors are better, whether they be giving a finely nuanced performance, heavy with pathos, or just chewing up the scenery at every available opportunity.
As much as I enjoyed the last Star Trek film, it's Cumberpatch that I'm most looking forward to watching, in this one.
*Not sure why they hate the French so much, though.
Re: Shall we chalk that one up to another Windows security FAIL?
I may have downvoted you for missing the point, but I do admire your dedication.
I'd like to read your post as a satire, but experience tells me that it's far nearer the truth than any of us would like to admit.
So, some pre-loaded memory cards, and a C64-shaped case into which to slip the Pi - if there was sufficient interest in his original idea, wouldn't that transfer over to this?
OK, I'm already to consider the "indie origins and price"
of The Cat Lady. What are they?
Whilst I'm asking stupid questions, does anyone still play point'n'click adventures? Have they moved on past "go everywhere, say everything to everybody and try giving them everything in your inventory"?
Hail he, who has come from the skies
to deliver us from the terrors of the deadites!
Nice try, but you DIDN'T USE ENOUGH CAPITALS. Also, I don't agree with you.
At least someone
is making money from facebook.
I don't think that "dynamic lighting, shadows, real time physics" are much of a concern to the casual gaming crowd.
I play on Kongregate, and tend to find that the games that use Unity are not the games that interest me.
Re: Way over the top
Tsk. You'll never get your 15 minutes of fame if you insist on behaving like a grown up.
I don't think much of the company that bills me for my water consumption.
What should I do - take my custom elsewhere?
Maybe all reviews should be like this?
"What's it like? No idea, but judging by the box, I award a score of 47%"
Think of the time saved! With all these resources freed up from this "journalism" nonsense, LOHAN could be on the moon, by now.
I don't normally get car sick, but now have a great urge to throw up.
So, as compensation for an outage of their online game service,
users are invited to buy 3 more games on their online game service?
I will miss physical media, when it goes.
Having the police investigate all crimes to an acceptable standard, is indeed a laudable aim, but who put Anonymous in charge of determining the acceptable standard?
Protests outside the station, or online, strike me as an entirely appropriate response to a perceived insufficient investigation, but releasing the identities of the suspects would be uttetly irresponsible.
Testing updates prior to release
really does seem to have fallen out of fashion, in the software industry. Anyone know why, or is there just a general view that it's better to be seen to be busy, rather than actually being busy behind the scenes?
It's called SIMON,
and it can reset a plane's navigation coordinates? That's Die Hard 2 and 3 covered, then. Does it "schieß dem Fenster", for the hat-trick?
Re: Super Sonic
No analogue sticks on the Megadrive, so he either ran of the edge, or he didn't.
What was the point of a invincible, super-speedy character, who could pretty much have just plowed through any of the early levels (just look at him, he should be the most awesome videogame character of all time!), if he only turns up once the precision jumps/disappearing platforms turn up?
All those years, and I'm still bitter...
Re: Super Sonic
Ugh, Super Sonic was a massive pain in the arse! All the gems, and then 100 rings transforms you, as I remember it, meaning that he was wont to show up in the later levels, usually when trying to navigate up the side of Robotniks plane (rocket, airship? I forget). His general inability to stop (he didn't touch the floor when he moved!), saw him regularly plunging off the side to his doom.
Stupid yellow prick.
^ hung by my own typo.
Won't listen to a peace of furniture, but will take advice from Annihilator, it seems.
A Loaded magazine?
Didn't realise that was still in print.
Re: "Linux avoids the need for AV" @Lamont Cranston
I'm thinking that open source makes it easier than ever to find the security holes - am I wrong (I'm not a programmer, hacker, nor a security researcher, so I honestly don't know)?
TBH, I was thinking more of the potential rewards that motivate virus writing - if you're after credit card details, surely you'll have more luck putting keyloggers on Win/OSX machines, due to their higher user numbers (and those users being on average less tech savvy)?
Re: $99 contract?
Schools seem to love signing up to bullshit IT contracts. There are some signs that they might finally be waking up, but it'll be a long while before no-one thinks that forking out taxpayer money for old rope is a good idea.
Probably because Sky own all the rights to all of the Sport and Films, and then charge you for the privilege of letting them beam adverts into your home (ie. stuff you want, but don't want to pay for), whilst Desmond's 5 owns the rights to, umm, CSI and, er, Robson Greene's fishing rod, and doesn't charge you to watch (ie. stuff you don't want, but watch because you don't have to pay). All this makes Desmond seem positively benevolent, when compared with Murdoch.
Sounds pretty unpleasant, to me.
It's more like letting outside companies in to run the rides, but continuing to maintain the amusement park and selling hot-dogs (etc.) to the punters, which they can then take on the rides vomit down their fronts. Yeah, this analogy fell apart pretty fast.
Re: Wise words?
Red rag to a bull, was my first thought.
I've upvoted for the comments about local independents,
but couldn't disagree more about browsing on Amazon: with a decent sized, real bookshop, I used to love to wander in, either with or without an idea of what I wanted, mooch about, look over a few books, and either come out with something familiar, or a complete surprise. Online just doesn't work this way, as you need to know what you want before you start, and is thus a much less enjoyable experience (even if it is more efficient!).
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